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Cannes Film Review: 'The Chosen Ones'

Combining immaculate formal composure with intrepid thematic sangfroid in a comparable manner to fellow new-school Mexican filmmakers Amat Escalante and Michel Franco, David Pablos makes a purposeful, largely successful play for attention with his sophomore feature, “The Chosen Ones.” High on blunt impact and low on even qualified hope, this story of teenage girls kidnapped and forced into prostitution coolly identifies a range of social and sexual inequalities in contemporary Mexico, and proceeds with indictment via vivid exposition rather than verbal rhetoric. 785 more words

Markets & Festivals

Cannes: Passion, Social Drama Dominate Mexico's Film Culture

When Carlos Reygadas’ debut “Japon” burst onto the scene in 2002, it heralded a new generation of bold Mexican filmmakers who racked up awards at key film festivals with ease. 651 more words

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes: France’s ARP Acquires Canana’s ‘Chosen’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Taking off the table the only Spanish-language title confirmed to date for Cannes, ARP Selection, one of France’s premier arthouse distributors, has acquired French rights to David Pablos’ “The Chosen Ones” (“Las Elegidas”). 547 more words

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The Fruit of the Spirit: LOVE

By Jazmine S.

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.” (1 John 4:7 ESV) 802 more words

The Chosen Ones

The Chosen Ones on Social Media III

Time for another look at my characters Facebook pages! Last time I showed you Rose’s timeline, today it’s Dan’s turn. Some important background information: Dan is a shapeshifter that can turn into a fox. 61 more words

Writing

The Chosen Ones

It is clear in scripture that God chose us before we ever chose him. John 15:16 says, ‘You did not choose Me but I chose you…’ If ever we contemplated living in arrogance because we had the sense to choose God while others stood idly by, we can be assured that it was not our sense at all (not initially, any way). 327 more words

Messiah

Beautiful People || Valentine Edition

Beautiful People is a linkup hosted by Paper Fury and Further Up and Further where writers answer questions about their books/characters.

This month’s Beautiful People is all about romance. 475 more words

Writing