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By Tariq Khan, Gold Derby

1. She has the most challenging roleAs an elderly woman whose health dramatically declines after a sudden stroke in “Amour,” Emmanuelle Riva was charged with true high-difficulty acting rarely seen on the screen. She was required to display her music teacher character in a vibrant and talkative state, and then transform herself into a near vegetative condition. The physical challenges associated with a task like this… Continue reading Emmanuelle Riva, Best Actress Nominee: Five Reasons She Can Win The Oscar

The universe of world cinema has been expanding over the years, but other than South Africa, that continent has been somewhat slow in producing feature films that make it past the film festival circuit. That’s why it’s a pleasant surprise when a movie like Viva Riva! , the debut feature from Djo Tunda Wa Munga, turns up, marking the first feature length dramatic film from the Democratic Republic of… Continue reading Exclusive: Viva Riva! Director Djo Tunda Wa Munga