Tag: Carla Simón

#screensparks: Golden Tulips for Rodrigues & Simón at 2017 Istanbul Film Festival

Filmmakers João Pedro Rodrigues and Carla Simón have each been awarded a Golden Tulip at the 36th Istanbul Film Festival over the weekend. Rodrigues, who is from Portugal, was awarded the International Golden Tulip Award for his latest feature The Ornithologist. The film, about a lonely ornithologist who is rescued from drowning by a couple of Chinese pilgrims, where he ‘plunges into an eerie and…

Berlinale 2017 Winners Signal a New Generation of Auteurs

In what started in 1951 as a post-war display of American cultural influence to counter the growing shadow of Soviet East Germany, the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) has become the highest profile European cinema event to kick start the festival calendar. Hundreds of films are screened each year, representing a truly global celebration of cinema. Since the 1960s, Berlinale has slightly pivoted away from…