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Cannes May 19- Maps to the Stars

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Maps to the Stars connects the savage beauty of writer Bruce Wagner’s Los Angeles with the riveting filmmaking of director David Cronenberg and a stellar ensemble cast to take a tour into the darkly comic heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts. The result is a modern Hollywood Gothic at once about the ravenous 21st Century need for fame and validation -- and the yearning, loss and fragility that lurk in the shadows underneath. ...

Cannes May 19- Foxcatchers in Competition

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When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the shadow of his revered brother, Dave. Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing Schultz’s bid for Gold and the chance to “coach” a world-class wrestling t...

Films for May 19- Day 6

The following is a list of films featured in the Non-Competition Categories: Un Certain Regard, La Quinzaine des Realisateurs, and Semaine de la Critique. Un Certain Regard Dohee-ya (A Girl at my Door): Young-nam was a promising graduate of the police academy before she was transferred to the small seaside village, which was caused by her misconduct. On her first day to the village, she encounters with Dohee who is the girl living in the town, seeming to have somewhat gloomy looking ...

RAW Florida International Film Festival

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a few RAW wonderful moments with Thierry Seban (director of Pseudonym) Gilles Podesta (producer Diabolo Pictures) and Claude Chamberlan (founder Festival de Nouveau Cinema Montreal)      ...

Cannes 2014 Annual Fort Lauderdale Festival Party aka FLIFF

Another super fun filled evening with Florida @ Cannes 2014 at  sponsored by Filmfestivals.com Gregory von Hausch Executive Director since 1989. Supporter and FLIFF photogragher Irwin Levenstein and FLIFF super lovely uber supporter to Irwin's left more secrets revealed to follow... ...

Michel Hazanavicius Sells 'The Search' to Canada

                  According to Etan Vlessing of The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar winning director Michel Hazanavicious has sold the Canadian rights to his film The Search to indie distributors Remstar Films and Elevation Pictures, who previously had the Canadian release of Dallas Buyer's Club.  "Following our great adventure with Dallas Buyer's Club, we want to keep on presenting quality films with unique...

Oscar Winning Director Alfonso Cuaron in Cannes Selling New Film 'Forsaken'

                  Academy Award winning director Alfonso Cuaron was in Cannes yesterday pitching his newest film "Forsaken", a Gael Garcia Bernal led thriller about a man trying to cross the Sonora desert in hopes of getting into the United States. The story -- which he developed with his son, Jonas -- is reportedly a prequel to his Oscar winning film "Gravity", according to reports.  "In a way, 'Forsaken' is a ...

Expendables Cast Barrels down La Croisette in Cannes in Soviet Tanks

The star-studded cast of the Expendables 3 promoted their film in Cannes earlier this morning, driving down the glitzy La Croisette in Soviet-era tanks and jeeps. The vehicles could be seen driving around Cannes yesterday after they arrived, leading to much buzz about their purpose. While they may stand out from the typical Rolls Royces and Ferraris that line Cannes' streets during the festival, it was a sight to be seen around 10:45.  Those driving in style included Mel Gibson, Arnold...

Semaine de la critique May 18 Live gallery

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Thierry Fremaux went on stage to introduce the Official Festival Screening of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2

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  In a break with established tradition, Cannes Film Festival artistic director Thierry Fremaux went on stage tonight to introduce the Official Festival Screening of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 as a tribute to long-time friend of the festival Jeffrey Katzenberg and his company DreamWorks Animation on the occasion of its 20th anniversary.   Screenings and talent at the Festival are normally introduced by a disembodied “voice of God,” followed immediately by the beginning o...

Hunger Games Stars Descend on the City

On May 17th, the cast of the new Hunger Games film Mockingjay took a break from filming in Paris to experience all that the Cannes Film Festival has to offer. Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, and newest castmember Julianne Moore posed for photos at the Majestic Barriere Hotel on La Croisette just steps away from the Palais' red carpet.  While the movie still has more to film in Paris and then Berlin, the cast already seemed to be celebrating its success, with a lavis...

Cannes May 18th- Le Meraviglie (The Wonders) In Competition

Directed by : Alice Rohrwacher Country: ITALY, SWITZERLAND, GERMANY Year: 2014 Duration: 110.00 minutes Nothing will be the same at the end of this summer for Gelsomina and her three younger sisters. She is the designated heir of the strange, secluded kingdom that her father constructed around them to protect his family from “the end of the world”. An extraordinary summer, when the strict rules that hold the family together, are beginning to break: in part due to the arrival o...

Cannes May 18th- The Homesman In Competition

Directed by : Tommy Lee JONES Country: UNITED STATES Year: 2014 Duration: 122.00 minutes Mary Bee Cuddy, 31, lives a solitary existence in a God-fearing mid-western town. She is designated by members of her church to take back East three women who have lost their minds. On the way from Nebraska to Iowa, where those women will at last find refuge, Mary Bee saves the life of Briggs, a claim-jumper and outlaw. He agrees to help in her mission through snowstorms and perilous encounters with s...

Atom Egoyan's 'The Captive' Slammed By Critics

                          Director Atom Eyogen's abduction thriller "The Captive", starring Ryan Reynolds, has been met with largely negative reviews and is looking to be one of the worst selections of the festival. Many critics have scoffed at the film's script, calling it "ludicrous" and "bizzare".    The film, which centers around child abduction and child sex rings, has many cr...

'Timbuktu' Is A "Visually Stunning", "Searing Fundamentalist Drama"

                                 Director Abderrahmane Sissako delivers a stunningly shot with dignified characters in his film "Timbuktu", set in the early days of the jihadisit takeover of northern Mali in 2012. Critics at this years festival have given positive reviews to the film.  The Hollywood Reporter writes that the film is "hard to forget" thanks to it's "strongl...

Mike Leigh's 'Mr. Turner' Receiving Praise, Spall Leads Tight Race For Best Actor

                                 Mike Leigh's biopic about Romantic artist J.M.W Turner, "Mr. Turner", is off to a good start with critics. This is the irector's first period biopic in fifteen years and the sixth time he has collaborated with actor Timothy Spall, who gives a career-best perfromance as the surly yet brilliant painter.  Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian writes, &qu...

'Grace of Monaco' Not Faring Well With Critics

                                     The Grace Kelly biopic "Grace of Monaco" starring Nicole Kidman as the actress turned princess has not been well receieved by critics at this year's festival, although being the movie that kicked off the festivities. The film had reportedly been a subject of dispute between director Olivier Dahan ('La Vie En Rose') and The Weinstein Company ov...

Films for May 17th- Day 4

The following is a list of films featured in the Non-Competition Categories: Un Certain Regard, La Quinzaine des Realisateurs, and Semaine de la Critique. Un Certain Regard Run: RUN is running away… He has just killed his country’s Prime Minister. Therefore he had to take the face and clothes of a madman wandering throughout the town for months. His life returns to him in flashes: his childhood with master Tourou, when he dreamt of becoming a rainmaker, his incredible ad...

Cannes May 17- Relatos Salvajes in Competition

Vulnerable before a reality that can suddenly be modified and become unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization from brutality. A story about love deception, the return of the past, a tragedy, or even the violence contained in an everyday detail, appear themselves to push them towards the abyss, into the undeniable pleasure of losing control.   ...

Live from La Semaine de la Critique

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Cannes May 17- Saint Laurent in Competion

As one of History's greatest fashion designers entered a decade of freedom, neither came out of it in one piece. Directed by Bertrand Bonello, starring Gaspard Uliel, Jeremie Renier, and William Dafoe.   ...

Concept to Completion in 10 Months: The Future of Independent Filmmaking

                                       Grace McPhillips, an actor turned producer, believes that anyone can make a film in ten months using the HP-Z820 -- a computer software that allows a filmmaker to edit footage taken using a RED camera in a quicker, more productive fashion – while also keeping a small budget. McPhillips, a working actress and SAG member, came up with the idea after att...

Films for May 16th- Day 3

The following is a list of films featured in the Non-Competition Categories: Un Certain Regard, La Quinzaine des Realisateurs, and Semaine de la Critique. Un Certain Regard La Chambre Bleue: - "Seriously, Julien, if I were suddenly free, could you free yourself too?"                            - "Say again?" A man and a woman, secretly i...

New Poster for FNC 43rd edidtion

“Lovers (1)” oil painting by Jarek Puczel. Graphic design: studio a&a, Montreal “This image can be seen as the embodiment of the idea of yin-yang in love.” – Jarek Puczel “Lovers (1) leaves open the imagination. Its simple but unique texture intrigues, seduces and invites to dream, to explore ” – studio a&a, Montréal. Born in Ketrzyn, Poland in 1965, Jarek Puczel received his MA from the University of Warsaw (Faculty...

NFVF to screen four films at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival market

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NFVF to screen four films at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival market   16 May 2014: Cannes International Film Festival delegates are in for a great treat when the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) presents four South African films at the festival market to coincide with the 20 Years of Freedom Celebrations.  iNumber Number, Miners Shot Down, One Humanityand Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me have been scheduled to have market screenings from today, Friday 16th May 201...
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