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1,000 TIMES GOOD NIGHT
"An affecting drama. Deeply compelling....[Binoche's] transformation is as unsettling as the violence she's chronicling."
- John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
"[A] gripping, emotionally resonant drama...starring French luminary Juliette Binoche."
- Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"Elegant and aesthetically pleasing! Binoche is particularly terrific."
- Jessica Kiang, The Playlist
Winner - Best Documentary - Long Island Film Festival
"A campaign for mayor that takes unexpected, and heartbreaking, twists and turns."
- Josh Benson, The New York Times
"Wonderful! ...an earnest portrait of the way that politics changes people."
- Jen Johans, Film Intuition
"This film will make you laugh, it will make you cryâ?¦it will make you feel."
- C Dempsey, Cinephelia.com
BEFORE YOUR EYES
Winner - Special Jury Prize - Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival
"The film has moments, especially toward the end, that so transcend the material as to make the journey doubly worthwhile."
- Jay Weissberg, Variety
Winner - Best Screenplay - Award of the Israeli Film Academy
"Released as the settlements on the Gaza Strip were being dismantled, Cedar's film offers a refreshing new perspective of them and a sly critique of their origins."
- Ken Fox, TV Guide
"Remarkable! A winningly heartfelt little gem!"
- Jen Johans, Film Intution
"Always engaging to watch! A very warm and character-driven film that tackles the very timely, provocative subject of racial discrimination in a surprisingly gentle way."
- Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"Exquisitely shot and told with a delicate simplicity...refreshing!"
- Jen Johans, Film Intuition
"Carol's Journey has an innate appreciation for the emotional vibrancy of youth and love."
"A little gem by the name of Carol's Journey...the personal message of this type of film drives much deeper into our hearts as the events unfold in such a manner as to remind us that life goes on as much as war comes at a greater cost than we tend to realize."
- Don Houston, DVD Talk
Winner - Casa de America Award - San Sebastián Int'l FF
Official Selection - Cannes Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight)
"Seductive! An intimate, richly tactile and impressionistic picture of a 'once-upon-a-time' in childhood."
- Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"Impressive! Ãvila is an artist worth keeping an eye on."
- David Fear, Time Out New York
"Vibrant! A charming, involving first feature!"
- Alan Scherstuhl, The Village Voice
"Day Break is a brilliant psychological character study about a man who has to balance his thirst of life with a thirst for death "
- C. Dempsey, Cinephilia.com
"Day Break signals once again that Iranian filmmaking remains a force in world cinema, and that Hamid Rahmanian is a filmmaker to keep an eye out for."
- John Nesbit, ToxicUniverse.com
Official Selection - Vancouver Int'l Film Festival
"One of the most effective family dramas to emerge in a good long while."
- Reel Film Reviews
"Excellent [and] artful...[with] an exemplary cast."
- Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Smoldering! Quirky...[and] terrific."
- Michael Booth, The Denver Post
FOR A WOMAN
Official Selection - Brussels Film Festival
Official Selection - Santa Barbara Int'l Film Festival
"Luminous! [A] beautifully crafted historical melodrama!""
- Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
"Director Diane Kurys paints an evocative, witty portrait of love, longing, ideology and desolation in post-World War II France. "
- Marci Schmitt, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"This is engrossing stuff, not only in the remarkable details of the parents' lives, but in the psychological nuance with which Kurys imagines them."
- Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
FOR MY FATHER
Nominated - Best Supporting Actor - Award of the Israeli Film Academy
"Quite simply the most powerful and moving films I can remember seeing in years!"
- Eric Alterman, The Huffington Post
"Rich, moving [and] beautifully performed...I absolutely and unequivocably recommend it!"
- James van Maanen, TrustMovies.com
"A satisfying small film with a generous helping of privileged moments in which the characters can just be."
- George Robinson, The New York Jewish Week