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Daily | First Look 2016

The fifth edition of First Look, "a festival for eye-opening and mind-expanding international cinema," opens tonight at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York with Alexander Sokurov's Francofonia and runs on through three consecutive weekends. We're gathering reviews and overviews, with the Village Voice on Jonathan Perel's Toponymy, "a disquieting glimpse at four eerily similar Argentinian towns established in the mid-1970s," Artforum on Dominic Gagnon’s controversial Of the North, and Reverse Shot on Manuel Mozos’s "elegiac essay-portrait" João Bénard da Costa: Others Will Love the Things I Have Loved, focusing on the legendary film scholar, programmer, and longtime head of Cinemateca Portuguesa. » - David Hudson

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