Description - International Film Guide by Ian Haydn Smith
First published in 1963, the "International Film Guide" enjoys an unrivalled reputation as the most authoritative and trusted source of information on contemporary world cinema. Comprehensive international coverage is offered via a 'World Survey' section encompassing the output of over 100 countries. The 2009 edition will also include a special focus on the May 1, 2004 expansion of the European Union covering the development of cinema in the ten new member countries - Cyprus, Czech Republilc, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.The volume also includes detailed breakdowns of international box office statistics and film festival award-winners. It is written by expert local correspondents who present critical reviews assessing features, documentaries and shorts. Widely seen as the most authoritative guide to world cinema, the Wallflower-published 2008 edition boosted its international reputation even further. It will be launched in early 2009 at the Berlin International Film Festival, Salon du Cinema in Paris and the International Film Festival Rotterdam, with more information to follow about events happening around the world.
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Author Biography - Ian Haydn Smith
Ian Hadyn Smith is a London-based film writer and critic. He is the co-author of New Chinese Cinema: Challenging Representations (2002) and co-editor of Wallflower Press's 24 Frames series on national and regional cinema.