Almost Over… A Tribeca Film Festival Recap
This edition of the festival was truly exceptional. The hands-on approach of both Geoff Gilmore (TFF’s Chief Creative Officer) and Frédéric Boyer, the new Artistic Director of the Tribeca Film Festival, paid off in proposing a festival to the people, for the people but from around the world. Films made great stories on their own, but created great thematic features in small groups of genius that ran the gamut from say The World Before Her to Michael Winterbottom’s Trishna, from The Flat to Portrait of Wally with loads of other titles in between.
Oh, and although Boyer could not answer my question at the press conference/breakfast to kick off the festival, two of his favorite films in the festival were Planet of Snail and The Flat. From his mouth to my ears, to your eyes. There you have it!
Check out a couple of pieces from yours truly for this year’s edition, which include Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey (a playlist cum premiere coverage), an interview with filmmaker Ivana Mladenovic of Turn Off the Lights, The World Before Her Nisha Pahuja’s insightful words, a slideshow interview with Antonino D’Ambrosio of Let Fury Have the Hour and a groundbreaking presentation of The Virgin, The Copts and Me by the Doha Film Institute. And sign up for Facebook alerts of more to come, by clicking on the “Like” button next to my name, on the Huffington Post.
Top image from The Flat, courtesy of the filmmakers, Tribeca Film Festival and Image.net