KVIFF 2017 – Ken Loach, Paul Laverty and James Newton Howard to receive honorary awards

British director Ken Loach, writer Paul Laverty and U.S. composer James Newton Howard will be honored at the 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Loach and his regular writing collaborator will receive the festival’s Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema. The festival called Loach and Laverty “two individuals who together have influenced the…

May 2017: 10 new movie releases you need to know about

So many films, so little time. CineCola highlights a number of UK (and, possibly, Ireland) theatrical releases for the month of May. 1 – THE JOURNEY (Nick Hamm, UK) Release date: May 5 (limited, 25+) The Journey, directed by Nick Hamm, charts a fictional meeting between adversarial Northern Ireland politicians Ian Paisley, leaders of the Democratic…

IFFR 2017 – review – THE POT AND THE OAK (“Goldan va derakht-e baloot,” Kiarash Anvari, 2017, Iran/Canada)

Borzoo (Banipal Shomoon), an Iranian playwright, discovers that he is infertile. This triggers an existentialist crisis that immediately impacts his personal life, through the growing tensions in his marriage, and his professional life, through his inability to produce a successful play or even come up with an ending to the one he is currently writing.…