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Interview of Thierry Frémaux

Interview of Thierry Frémaux by Sophie Soulignac.   ...

BEYOND MY GRANDFATHER ALLENDE won L oeil d'Or prize

BEYOND MY GRANDFATHER ALLENDE directed by Marcia Tambutti Allende, produced by Paola Castillo & coproduced by Martha Orozco won the prize: L'OEIL D'OR  the first documentary prize in Cannes!  ...

Cannes Un Certain Regard Awards

    Un Certain Regard 2015 Awards   Un Certain Regard 2015 presented in competition 19 films hailing from 21 different countries. Four of the works were first films. The Opening film was An by Naomi Kawase. Under the presidency of Isabella Rossellini (filmmaker - United States, Italy), the Jury was comprised of Haifaa al-Mansour (director - Saudi Arabia), Panos H. Koutras (director - Greece), Nadine Labaki (director, actress - Lebanon) and Tahar Rahim (actor - France). &ld...

LE Cannes Soundtrack Awaard 05# a été attribué au compositeur LIM GIONG pour “NIE YINNIANG” The Assassin – Hou Hsiao-Hsien

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CANNES SOUNDTRACK AWARD 05# a été attribué au compositeur LIM GIONG pour “NIE YINNIANG” The Assassin – Hou Hsiao-Hsien   Après Howard Shore en 2014, pour Maps to the Stars de David Cronenberg, Le Cannes Soundtrack Award 2015 de la Meilleure musique originale pour un film de la Compétition Officielle a été décerné à Cannes lors d’un cocktail organisé &...

Cannes 2015 – The Critics Awards

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At the 68th Cannes Film Festival (May 13-24, 2015), three prizes have been presented by the International Federation of Film Critics – FIPRESCI. Prize, Official Competition: "Son of Saul" (Saul Fia) by László Nemes, (Hungary 2015, 107 min).   Prize, Un Certain Regard: "Masaan" by Neeraj Ghaywan  (India, France, 2015, 103 min).   Prize, Parallel Sections: "Paulina" (La Patota) by Santiago Mitre (Argentine, Brazil, Fr...

Louder Than Bombs (Competition) - Review

Louder than bombs, dir. Joachim Trier, US/ Norway 2015 - Cannes 2015 Competition    By Martin I. Petrov   How easy it is to forget the past if you’re reminded of it on every single step you make to design the future? Joachim Trier’s third film Louder than bombs, loud in emotions and precise in its storytelling, explores the consequences of forgiveness, betrayal, love and death.  Teaming up again with Eskil Vogt (Oslo, August 31, Blind) on the script, Trier ...

Stig Bjorkman's 'I Am Ingrid' mesmerizes 68th Cannes Film Festival

Ingrid Bergman with her film camera on the road.   Courtesy of Mantaray Film   By Moira Sullivan for Filmfestivals.com The festival poster for the 68th Cannes Film Festival is a picture of Ingrid Bergman. Her image is used in most of the daily schedules and this is truly because Swedish filmmakerStig Björkman’s documentary - " Jag är Ingrid" (Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words,...

Todd Haynes furnishes Patricia Highsmith's 'Carol' for Cannes selection

  Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as Patricia Highsmith's 'Carol' and 'Therese' Courtesy of Festival du Films de Cannes, used with permission   By Moira Sullivan for Filmfestivals.com Todd Haynes "Carol" is at the top of the list for Anglo-American critics at Cannes but it is not a top runner for Francophiles. The biopic is artistically executed with soft filters and props from...

Paolo Sorrentino's 'Youth' presents paradoxes of aging at Cannes

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Paolo Sorrentino's 'Youth' presents paradoxes of aging at Cannes by Moira Sullivan Paul Dano, Jane Fonda, Harvey Keitel , Rachel Weisz, Paolo Sorrentino, Michael Caine and Madalina Ghenea at Cannes photoshoot Courtesy of Festival de Cannes used with permission The premise of Paolo Sorrentino’s film “Youth” which debuted at the Cannes Film Festivalon May 20 is paradoxical. In the end it feels that...

"Cannes: Screen Jury Grid gets new joint leader"

By Moira Sullivan  for Filmfestivals.com Screen rules:  After days of domination by "Carol" among selected critics Hou Hsiao Hsien's "The Assassin " moves a few points ahead of Todd Haynes and surpasses the water mark that has been consistent for days.  "The Assassin" is very much the top contender for the Palme d'Or for this year's Cannes, according to film critics, due to an exceptional mis en scène - costume, makeup, lig...

The Prize La Caméra d’Or

  Created in 1978 to contribute to the recognition of young filmmakers, the Caméra d’Or prize is awarded to the best first film presented either in the Official Selection (Competition and Un Certain Regard) or in The Directors’ Fortnight and in the Critics’ Week. The Caméra d’Or prize is handed out during the closing ceremony of the Festival by the president of its jury.   L’OEil d’or - The Documentary Awa...

Prize-winners of the Cinéfondation Competition announced by Abderrahmane Sissako and his Jury

The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Abderrahmane Sissako and including Cécile de France, Joana Hadjithomas, Daniel Olbrychski and Rebecca Zlotowski, has just awarded the 2015 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films. The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 18 student films, selected from among 593 entries from 381 film schoo...

Semaine de la Critique 2015 - Award Ceremony

Jury members: Ronit Elkabetz, President Katell Quillévéré, Peter Suschitzky, Andréa Picard and Boyd van Hoeij     Nespresso
 Grand Prize PAULINA (LA PATOTA) by Santiago Mitre     France 4
 Visionary Award

 LA TIERRA Y LA SOMBRA by César Augusto Acevedo     Sony CineAlta Dis...

Animation Day in Cannes - la Journée de l'Animation à Cannes

The program for the Celebration of Animation for the first time in Cannes included the following topics, but also a few surprises. PRESENTED BY FILMFESTIVALS.COM AND ANIMAZE DAZE in Partnership with Horyou MIAFF 2015 Winners to be Awarded in Cannes at the Village. Octavio Nadal and Patricia Primon from Aura Films) took the prize for Best Feature in MIAFF Competition: Anima Buenos Aires by Maria Veronica Ramirez Matteo Lovadina CEO - Sales & Acquisitions with ReelSuspects will receive t...

Cannes - Un Certain Regard THE HIGH SUN (ZVIZDAN) by Dalibor Matanić

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The world premiere of THE HIGH SUN, Croatia's first film in Un Certain Regard since 1981, took place on May 18 & May 19. Director Dalibor Matanić, actors Tihana Lazović and Goran Marković After premiering his shorts DROUGHT (Directors Fortnight 2003) and PARTY (Critics' Week 2009), Dalibor Matanić (1975) returns to Cannes with his latest feature film, THE HIGH SUN (ZVIZDAN). The film follows three pairs of lovers in 1991, 2001 and 2011 as they fight to be together in the face o...

Apichatpong Weerasethakul's 'Cemetary of Splendour' at Cannes Film Festival

Magic, healing, romance and dreams are all part of a woman’s tender path to a deeper awareness of herself and the world around her when she volunteers to help soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness... From Apichatpong Weerasethakul, award-winning director of UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (2010 Golden Palm), SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY and TROPICAL MALADY. A co-production: Thailand-UK-France-Germany-Malaysia. This uber-talented Thai director returns to Cannes with his fir...

Green Room-Review

  by, Cameron Lui   This heavy metal centric horror thriller is based in a KKK inspired white supremacist barn party green room. If you love dogs and want to continue not being afraid of them don’t watch this movie, trust me.    The premise of the movie is pretty unique and it opens with some awesome moments but as with most horror movies it gets painfully predictable. I won’t give any spoilers but you can probably guess who lives out of the band and the ra...

Inside Out-Review

by, Cameron Lui   Once again, Pixar delivered a heart-warming and thought provoking cartoon that can please any age.    The five emotions are played by Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith and Lewis Black, which in itself guarantees a quality film. The way they intermingle is so political that it gave room for a lot of flexibility to make the story represent the cause of human behavior. What makes "Inside Out" so intriguing for adults is the evaluat...

"Sicario" Delivers A Gripping Thriller

Anytime you have the prolific Roger Deakins on set and powerful performances on screen, it is hard not to have a good film. Dennis Villeneuve's new masterpiece Sicario is, however, better than good. This action packed gripping crime drama that features Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benecio Del Toro is exceptional across the board and potentially has some oscar nominations coming its way. It is really no wonder why the film got a reportedly seven minute standing ovation at its premiere...

Pixar Outdoes Itself With Inside Out Premiere

Pixar Outdoes Itself With Inside Out Premiere On Monday, May 18th, Cannes Film Festival celebrated Animation Day to show off the talents and logistics of all things animation. The premiere movie at the Grand Lumiere Theatre was Inside Out, Disney-Pixar's new film about all of these emotions we have in our head like joy, anger, fear, sadness and disgust. It travels into the mind of a young girl named Riley, and portrays each emotion as their own person. Anger naturally shoots fire out...

Top Movies Thus Far

  by, Cameron Lui   Ive seen 7 movies at the festival and counting, so here's my thoughts on the best ones so far.    1. The Lobster-hands down the best film in the festival thus far. It has a clear agenda that is executed with aggression and creativity. The acting was flawless, the writing beautiful, and it packs one of the biggest punches in cinema to date.    2. The Irrational Man-beautifully depressing film that has the honesty that only Woody Allen...

Cemetery of Splendor-Review

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  by, Cameron Lui   This movie is basically two hours of soothing ocean sounds. If you are having some insomnia issues I recommend this movie.    Basically, most of the audience walked out of the theater by the third act and the rest were bobbing their heads in and out of a mid-day nap.    I proudly kept my eyes open to soak up the entire movie but for some reason the director decided to go nowhere with a premise that had a lot of potential.    &l...

Teo Corban - Interview for One Floor Below

Teo Corban is a Romanian actor, working mostly in theatre and known for his appearances in Christian Mungiu’s 4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days and the recent Berlinale success Aferim! by Radu Jude. Corban plays Patrascu, the main character in Radu Muntean’s One Floor Below, in this year’s Un Certain Regard section. Patrascu lives a happy family life in contemporary Bucharest. His life is challenged when he witnesses a domestic quarrel that end with a murder.   Would you s...

Sea of Trees-review

by, Cameron Lui   Critics have not been very fond of the premier booed “The Sea of Trees,” directed by the talented Gus Van Sant.    Mathew McConaughey and Naomi Watts did not deserve the criticism they received during the premier. While many critics have called this one of the worst recent films by McConaughey, I thought he turned out yet another consistently passionate performance.    What made the movie so insightful was how right they got the dark...

True Love is Blind-Lobster review

  by, Cameron Lui   I have never in my life seen an ending that made multiple audience members sprint for the exits. The Yorgos Lanthimos directed “The Lobster,” stops at nothing to make the audience feel as uncomfortable as possible.    The quick and unexpected violence left the audience in shock and made many consider leaving the theaters. However, the violence had so many blatant metaphors for modern day love that the extremity of them were almost a...
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