English actor, Jude Law, has collected a gong at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic. His impressions of the festival were unsurprisingly positive: ‘‘It’s famous for its involvement of the people. Its involvement of film fans. And their enthusiasm and their energy, just the sheer love of film to me creates a real festival experience. It’s not a festival of media and business. You know it’s much more letting the fans enjoy the cinema.”
Jude Law has just started work on Martin Scoresese’s first 3D feature “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”. The story is set in Paris and co-stars Ray Winstone and Sacha Baron Cohen.
Women Without Men, directed by Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azari, is set during the 1953 coup d’etat in Iran and tells the stories of four women caught up in the conflict.
Shirin Neshat said: “It’s about freedom and democracy just as…this film, the message is I think, we really hope, really, really hope that the international community comes to our aid to put pressure on the Iranian government to stop the atrocities against our youth. There are so many of our friends that are in prison. They are being tortured. They are being raped. They are there for no unlawful action and there is no justification for that.”
The film has done the festival circuit and has been released in Sweden, USA, Greece, Italy, Holland and Germany.
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