Press reactions – DA IV – 2012

Press reactions – DA IV – 2012

“Disappearing Act is a name that evokes wonder and melancholy; a sense of cultures past and present; of peoples amalgamated and gentrified; of something fleeting and then absent, yet still existing somewhere, firmly defined by the ephemeral and mercurial nature of magic; of creating something that is of the euphoric truth”. (Twitch)

“DISAPPEARING ACT as a festival of contemporary European cinema grew out of a smaller showcase, which instantly became very popular.  I believe the reasons are at least two: the program is curated to include  a substantial number of films from the recent past without concern for whether or not they were brand new or if they had played in New York before – that gives me as the curator the flexibility to really concentrate on the quality of the films first and foremost. The second reason lies in the involvement of all the presenting partners of the festival, who not only invest money and effort to secure the films, but also use their own marketing and outreach channels to reach their own constituencies in New York”. (NY Times)

“If you don‘t go to the large film festivals around the world you really don‘t get to see the wealth of films playing the circuit. Sure there are films that break out that get released, but there are many gems that will never get full release in the US. Now you have the chance”. (Indie Wire)

“Disappearing Act launched as an annual event in 2009 and instantly  became a popular event in New York for it‘s unique, carefully curated celebration of the vitality of European cinema. (…) Films will be introduced by special guests and filmmakers, who will also be present for post-screening discussions”. (Cinema Sight)

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Press reactions – DA III – 2011

Press reactions – DA III – 2011

“Billed as a platform for movies that have made a name for themselves among critics and on the festival circuit, yet remain largely unknown to American audiences.” (NY Post)

“Disappearing Act is curated and co-produced by Irena Kovarova; organized by the Czech Center New York and the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York in partnership with the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, the Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia, the Consulate General of Sweden, the Consulate General of Switzerland, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Goethe-Institut New York, the Hungarian Cultural Center, Instituto Cervantes – The Cultural Center of Spain in New York, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Norwegian Consulate General, the Polish Cultural Institute New York, and with the support of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the EYE Film Institute Netherlands, and the Slovak Film Institute. An official project of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture)”. (MUBI.com)

“Disappearing Act,” launched as an annual event in 2009, is a film showcase highlighting the vitality of European cinema”. (Moving Image Source)

All these films are shown free, and in a pleasant, comfortable auditorium with good projection facilities. What’s not to like? If you earlier let any of the already-released films go by, here’s the chance to see them on the big screen.  As for the others, why not discover a good film and a noteworthy director on your own”? (Trust Movies)

 

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Press reactions – DA II – 2010

Press reactions – DA II – 2010

“The series is curated by Ms Kovarova and organized by the Czech Center New York in partnership with the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, the Consulate General of Slovenia, the Consulate General of the Slovak Republic with the support of the +421 Foundation, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Goethe-Institut New York, the Hungarian Cultural Center, Instituto Cervantes New York, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Romanian Cultural Institute, and with the support of Holland Films“. (Trust Movies)

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Press reactions – DA – 2009

Press reactions – DA – 2009

“Disappearing Act II: A Showcase of Current European Cinema“. (Trust Movies)

“The program brings these titles back to the attention of the media and public, giving them another exposure and attempting to prevent their complete disappearance“. (Trust Movies)

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