ZAS FILMS

News: GIRL IN FLIGHT – LA FUGA will be screened at the RIFF (Rome Independent Film Festival) (Nov. 25, 2016, 22:15) (read more)

GIRL IN FLIGHT – LA FUGA will be screened at the RIFF (Rome Independent Film Festival) on November 25, 2016, at 22:15 at Cinema Savoy, via Bergamo 23, Rome 

JOURNEY IN SENSUALITY - ANNA HALPRIN & RODIN
"Concentré sur la préparation d’un spectacle inspiré de l’érotique de Rodin, ce nouveau film opère une plongée sensuelle dans le processus de création de cette gourou de la danse qui intègre, de manière organique, l’art, la vie et la nature." (Le monde)

"Un message d’espoir et d’humanité" (Les Affiches de Grenoble)

 

Basmati Blues

Completed

Basmati Blues is an upcoming independent musical romantic film and directorial debut by Dan Baron about a scientist (Brie Larson) who creates genetically modified rice with her father (Scott Bakula).  Their boss (Donald Sutherland) sends her to India to persuade rural farmers to buy their seeds.

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Songs of Seeds

In Post Production

Songs of Seeds is a lyrical and intimate portrait of the rice farmers and seeds of the globally important agricultural heritage system of Kuttanad, Kerala; a culture and community at a crossroads. 

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News: "Un portraie émouvant qui capture l’essence de la démarche artistique d’ Anna Halprin" (le dauphiné) (read more)

LA TIMES CRITIC'S CHOICE! - Read it here

French cinema release - great press reviews:
"Un message d’espoir et d’humanité" (Les Affiches de Grenoble)

"Sur la musique de Fred Frith, ce portrait émouvant capture l’essence de la démarché artistique d’Anna Halprin, son sens extraordinaire de mouvement… un aperçu du travail créatif"(Le Parisien)

After the international success of Breath Made Visible, Journey in Sensuality brings new insight into Anna Halprin’s influential artistic work. Auguste Rodin's sculptures and Anna Halprin's creative process come together with a brilliant score by composer Fred Frith, in this poetic film of dances in nature. (62 minutes)

Successful cinema release in France starting September 27, 2016, in Valence, Montpellier, Paris, Grenoble...

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Inspired by real events, Girl in Flight - La Fuga, the directorial debut of Sandra Vannucchi starring Donatella Finocchiaro, Filippo Nigro and Lisa Ruth Andreozzi, is a drama about the tender, frightening and emotional journey of a determined 11 year old runaway who meets a smart, defiant roma girl on a train going to Rome.

 

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Seniors Rocking

Released

Shaped by Anna Halprin’s conviction that dance and movement generate the courage to express oneself, the film illustrates how a group of senior citizens in Marin County express a personal message to future generations in a dance performance. (28 minutes)

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Breath Made Visible, the first feature length film about the life and career of Anna Halprin, the American dance pioneer, weaves a stunning, inspiring account of one of the most important cultural icons in modern dance. (80 minutes)

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Heartbreak Hospital is a comedy starring Patricia Clarkson and John Shea and the feature debut of director Rudolph Gerber. Based on the novel Murder at Heartbreak Hospital by Lottie Ohrwasher. (91 minutes)

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Meta Mecano

Released

The magic eye of “Meta-Mecano” reveals matter and motion, machines made of mechanical gears and hammers, in their pure state; with Niki de Saint Phalle Jean Tinguely, and Seppi Imhof. (64 minutes)

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Chosen by Channel 4 in London to be screened on the influential TV series, Fragile Earth, Living with the Spill is an intimate look at the devastating effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on the community and people of Valdez. (52 minutes)

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Midnight BBQ

Released

Midnight Barbecue, a short film, received the Best Director Award (for Ruedi Gerber and Christian Hoagland) at NYU Tisch School of Arts in 1991. (18 minutes)

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Café Mécanique

Released

Café Mecanique is a dream-like short film of seduction and the fleeting quality of love - to the score - Musique Mécanique – by Carla Bley.

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