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'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

  Cannes Live     © Aurélie Lamachère & Bertrand Noël   ...

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...

Cannes May 16- Winter Sleep In Competition

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Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities... Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, starring Haluk Bilginer and Melisa Sozen.     ...

Cannes May 16- Captives In Competition

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8 years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing indications seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of his disappearance. Directed by Atom Egoyan, starring Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Durand.      ...

Cannes May 15- Timbuktu in Competition

Timbuktu Directed by : Abderrahmane SISSAKO Country: FRANCE, MAURITANIA Year: 2014 Duration: 100.00 minutes Timbuktu is silent, the doors closed, the streets empty. No more music, no tea, no cigarettes, no bright colors, no laughs. The women have become shadows. The religious fundamentalists are spreading terror in the region. In the dunes, away from the chaos, Kidane enjoys a quiet life with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya and Issan, his little shepherd. But his peace is short-...

Films for May 15th- Day 2

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 Party Girl: Angelique is a 60-year-old bar hostess. She still likes to party, she still likes men. At night, she makes them drink, in a cabaret by the French-German border. As time goes by, clients become rare. But Michel, her regular client, is still in love with her. One day, he asks Angelique to marry him...

Cannes May 15- Mr. Turner In Competition

Mr. Turner Directed by : Mike LEIGH Country: UNITED KINGDOM Year: 2014 Duration: 149.00 minutes ‘MR. TURNER’ explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughou...

Opening Day of the 67th Cannes Film Festival

Opening day of the Cannes Fim Festival wrapped yesterday, May 14th. The festival has transformed Cannes from a quaint beach town to a star-studded film mecca.  The Festival opened with the Grace of Monaco Premiere, a highly anticipated and highly appropriate photo to open the Festival, as Cannes is located just 50 kilometers from Monaco. Nicole Kidman leads the cast along with stealing the spotlight on the Festival's first red carpet. Others spotted on the carpet include Audrey Tauto...

Canada Ever Present at Cannes -More Canuk films then ever before!

CBC.CA A wave of Canadian filmmakers — both established and emerging — descend on the Cannes Film Festival today as the annual cinematic celebration on the French Riviera gets underway for 2014. A record three Canadians — stalwarts David Cronenberg and Atom Egoyan as well as recent favourite Xavier Dolan — are unveiling their latest in official competition. Among the 18 films vying for the festival's coveted Palme d'Or are Cronenberg's Hollywood ta...

Quentin Tarantino to close the Festival with a celebration of Sergio Leone

         Quentin Tarantino to close the Festival with a celebration of Sergio Leone the 13.05.2014 at 3:00 PM - Updated on 13.05.2014 at 7:24 PM   Picture of the film A Fistful of Dollars by Sergio Leone © RR     Quentin Tarantino to close the Festival de Cannes with a celebration of the life and work of Sergio Leone. A Fistful of Dollars by Sergio Leone will b...

Quentin Tarantino to close the Festival de Cannes with a celebration of the life and work of Sergio Leone.

  A Fistful of Dollars by Sergio Leone will be screened at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday 24th May with an homage from Quentin Tarantino.     To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Spaghetti Western in 1964, the Festival de Cannes will be showing A Fistful of Dollars directed by Sergio Leone that same year and starring Clint Eastwood and Gian Maria Volonté. The film will be screened on Saturday 24th May, after the prizes have been awarded, using the...

Danis Tanović Winner of the EU Prix MEDIA at the 67th Cannes Film Festival

    After Asghar Farhadi in 2012 and Thomas Vinterberg in 2013, the winner of the 2014 European Union  ‘Prix MEDIA’  is the Bosnian director Danis Tanović.   The ‘Prix MEDIA’ rewards a writer and producer for the film project with the best box-office potential submitted for development funding from Creative Europe's MEDIA programme.   Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner respons...

Critics Weeks Features and Shorts in Competition

  OPENING FLA Djinn Carrénard (France)  CLOSING Hippocrate Thomas Lilti (France)  FEATURE FILMS Più buio di mezzanotte (Darker Than Midnight) Sebastiano Riso (Italie)  Gente de bien Franco Lolli (Colombie / France)  Hope Boris Lojkine (France) It Follows David Robert Mitchell (États-Unis) Self Made (Boreg) Shira Geffen (Israël) The Tribe (Plemya) Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy (...

Directors Fortnight Lines Up 17 Features and 12 Shorts in competition

Feature films (17) Alleluia 1h35 (2014) Fabrice Du Welz At li layla Next to Her 1h30 (2014) Asaf Korman Bande de filles Girlhood 1h52 (2014) Céline Sciamma Catch Me Daddy 1h47 (2014) Daniel Wolfe Cold in July Juillet de sang 1h40 (2014) Jim Mickle Gett Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem 1h55 (2014) Ronit Elkabetz Shlomi Elkabetz Kaguya-hime no monogatari Le Conte de la Princesse Kaguya 2h17 (2014) I...

Cannes Classics 2014 Line=Up

 Picture of the film Matrimonio all'italiana (Marriage Italian Style) by Vittorio De Sica     Sophia Loren as a guest of honor, the birth of the Italian western, 30 years old for Paris, Texas, a homage to Henri Langlois, Kieslowski back at Cannes, a masterpiece of Georgian cinema, an unacknowledged film by Raymond Bernard about WWI, rediscovering the colors of Sayat Nova, restorations coming from all over the world, here comes Cannes Classics 2014.  ...

Cannes 2014 Special Screenings, Out of Competition, and Midnight Screenings

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OUT OF COMPETITION   Dean DEBLOIS HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 1h40        André TÉCHINÉ L’HOMME QU’ON AIMAIT TROP (In the Name of my Daughter) 1h56       ZHANG Yimou GUI LAI (Coming Home) 1h51      ...

Films Competing for Palme d'Or 2014

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IN COMPETITION   Opening Film           Olivier DAHAN GRACE DE MONACO             Out of Competition 1h43                   ...

Un Certain Regard Line up of Competing Films

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IN COMPETITION   Opening Film           Olivier DAHAN GRACE DE MONACO             Out of Competition 1h43         ***         Ol...
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