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In 2014, the internationally acclaimed Timbuktu caused the greatest emotion among the films in Competition at the Festival de Cannes. This year, Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako returns for the 68th Festival (13-24 May), where he will serve as President of the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury.
This great poet of contemporary Africa will follow in the footsteps of illustrious directors such as Abbas Kiaros...
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For the first time in the history of the Festival de Cannes, not one but two leading figures will chair the Jury.
Indeed, American filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen have accepted the invitation from President Pierre Lescure and General Delegate Thierry Frémaux to become the Presidents of the 68th edition of the Festival.
"We look forward to returning to Cannes this year”, Joel and Ethan Coen said from the H...
PETITION FOR THE LIBERATION OF MAHNAZ MOHAMMADI
On June 7th, Iranian filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi was summoned by Sentence Enforcement Court of Evin Prison, in the North of Tehran, to be jailed, and the world took a little notice.
This imprisonment is the last of a long line of troubles, wich begins with her arrest on June 27th 2011. At that time, The Film Disr...
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"Charlie's Country" (2014) by Dutch/Australian director Rolf de Heer screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Australian actor David Gulpilil won the prize for Best Actor.
“Charlie's Country” tells the story of 'Blackfella Charlie', an aboriginal man who is marginalized and discriminated against by domineering whites in his Australian village. The police are always on his back to forget his traditional ways- he is one of...
Documentary “Salt of the Earth” (2014) by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribero Salgado about the life work of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival where it picked up the Special Prize Award.
The film follows Salgado's life from the time he and his wife Lélia Wanick Salgado left their native Brazil, then under military dictatorship, and his journey to become one of the world's most renown...
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RADiUS SCARES UP CANNES HORROR HIT 'IT FOLLOWS'. COMPANY LANDS ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER AMERICAN FILMS AT THE FESTIVAL
New York, NY (June 3, 2014) - RADiUS announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights to the critical horror hit IT FOLLOWS written and directed by David Robert Mitchell (THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER) that recently screened in Cannes as part of Critics' Week (RADiUS also bought WHEN ANIMALS DREAM out of Critics' Week). In IT FOLLOWS - after a s...
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WINTER SLEEP wins the Palme d'Or and the FIPRESCI Prize @ Cannes 2014
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…
"Nuri Bilge Ceylan is at the peak of his powers with WINTER SLEEP, a r...
'One the Edge of the World' screened in the "Visions Sociales" section on the 21st of May at the 2014 Cannes FIlm Festival.
Ah, beautiful Paris! City of lights, city of love, city of des Beaux-Arts and grand history...city of great poverty and a rising homeless population. Meet Jeni, Wenceslas, Christine, Pascal and many others who live on the streets all year long in Paris during freezing winters, hot summers and wet shoulder seasons. While they struggle to subsist under th...
THE DAILAN WANDA GROUP ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR CREATION OF NEW STUDIO AND MEDIA COMPLEX, AND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN QINGDAO, CHINA
Stephen Mensch announced as CEO of the Qingdao Oriental Movie Industrial Park with Rose Kuo named as the CEO of the Qingdao International Film Festival
Cannes, France (May, 2014) – Hawk Koch, President of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and Special Advisor to Dailan Wanda Group announced at a press conference during the 67th edition of the Cannes F...
KONG TRAILER UNLEASHED BY AQUAMEN ENTERTAINMENT
What: KONG trailer unleased during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Who: Aquamen Entertainment - producers Jeongjung Kim and Gary Zhang. Producers JJ Kim and Gary Zhang introduced the teaser trailer of the 40 million dollar 3D animated movie: KONG. It is an US-Korean-Chinese co-production.
Summary: Billions of years ago on primordial earth, born out of turbulent lava, Kong gets caught in the power struggle between two alien civilizations: One - a h...
LEIDI, the London Film School graduation film of Simón Mesa Soto, was today awarded the highest honour at the Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d'Or for Best Short Film in Competition. The jury was headed by Abbas Kiarostami, supported by directors Noémie Lvovsky, Daniela Thomas, Mahamat-Sal...