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This documentary by Linda Bloodworth Thomason (creator of “Designing Women”) focuses on the legal rights of same-sex couples. “Shane and Tom faced extreme challenges in their relationship from family and society. When a tragedy tears them apart, one fights to be recognized as his soulmate’s legitimate counterpart.”
Tokyo, Japan — A special screening in cutting-edge 8K SUPER Hi-VISION format will be held by Japanese public broadcaster NHK at the 66th Cannes Film Festival (May 15-26). The film industry, press, and public are invited to experience the unprecedented audio and visualclarity of 8K at the Hôtel Majestic Barrière on May 16 and 17. A special gala event is to be held on the evening of the 17th.
A highlight will be the world premiere of t...
Colombianos, Tora Martens, Sweden/Finland, 90’
The Road: A Story of Life and Death, Marc Isaacs, UK, 75’
The Captain And The Pirate, Andy Wolff, Germany/Belgium, 76’
Trucker and the Fox, Arash Lahouti, Iran, 78’
A World Is Not Ours, Mahdi Fleifel, UK/United Arab Emirates/Liban, 93’
Father and Son on a Journey, Marcel Łoziński, Poland, 75’
The Last Black Sea Pirates, Svetoslav Stoyanov, Bulgaria,...
For its Closing Night, La Semaine de la Critique, always eager to discover new cinematic expressions, will explore 3D and question its evolution in the world of cinema. Filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard, Peter Greenaway and Edgar Pêra, after experimenting and researching the topic in the two thousand year old city of Guimarães, will present a surprising triptych, made up of 3 short films. With 3X3D, the collective tackles the creative process. How does 3D affect the audience and its perc...
Off-the-wall Black Comedy Changes the Pace
by ALEX ("CHAIM") DELEON
Self taught filmmaker Nony Geffen in his own film, "Not In Tel Aviv"
In a festival loaded with serious soul searching subjects, self-taught filmmaker Nony Geffen's blatantly blackish comedy was a surprising change of pace. The title "Not In Tel Aviv" already serves as an alert to expect the unexpected, which this movie is from beginning to end, starting with the fact that ...
Jean Cocteau, 20th Century Fox, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, the World Cinema Foundation, a 1964 Palme d’or, Ted Kotcheff and Duddy Kravitz, anniversaries, birthdays and celebrations, Yasujirō Ozu, the return of Lino Brocka and Sembène Ousmane to Cannes, the Munich Olympic Games, a meet up with Alain Resnais, a Grande Bouffe and a bit of Saké will be the ingredients for Cannes Classics 2013.
As cinema’s link to its own history was about to be turne...
The 66th Festival de Cannes will close on 26th May with a screening of the thriller Zulu, shot entirely on location in South Africa by Jérôme Salle and adapted from the novel of the same name by Caryl Férey.
The action takes place in Cape Town, in a South Africa still overshadowed by apartheid, where destitute townships rubs shoulders with affluent neighbourhoods. Two cops on the beat, Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean by Gore Verbinski, Lord of the Rings by Peter Jack...
With over 10 years experience living and working in Far East Asia, Australian filmmaker Kim Mordaunt, demonstrates through the personal journey of a young, Laotian boy named “Ahlo” and Ahlo’s family and friends, (in the story of the underdog), how present day Laos is rich in superstition, a war-torn past, economic corruption and development, heart, and hope.
When Mali, Ahlo’s beautiful mother, gives birth to Ahlo, she realizes she was carrying ...
Cannes 2013: UPDATED SELECTION LINE-UP
As announced at the press conference held on 18th April, the Festival de Cannes has completed its Official Selection with the inclusion of the following films:
ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE by Jim JARMUSCH
Out of Competition
LE DERNIER DES INJUSTES by Claude LANZMANN
Un Certain Regard
MY SWEET PEPPERLAND by Hiner SALEEM
TORE TANZT by Katrin GEBBE 1st Film
WAKOLDA by Lucia PUENZO
The Cannes Classics 2013 selection will be an...
All good things come in threes: after two successful editions, German Films and the German Federal Film Board (FFA) are continuing the cooperation they initiated in 2011 and will be jointly presenting the short film program NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER for the third time this year during the film festival in Cannes. The international professional audience consequently gets an opportunity to discover both the NEXT GENERATION films of the German film academies as well as the five winners ...
Italian Producer on the Move, Viola Prestieri, sees THE GREAT BEAUTY in Competition at Cannes
They are the ones who set the ball rolling on projects, forge coalitions and conjure up a film out of an idea. Film producers are increasingly looking past their national borders. In order to facilitate an exchange with similarly ambitious colleagues from other European countries and showcase their range of achievements, European Film Prom...
LET’S SHOW “THE GREAT DICTATOR” TO THE NATZIS OR 38 FILMS IN THE SHORT FILM COMPETITION AT THE 53RD KRAKOW FILM FESTIVAL
Following the qualification results to the national and music documentary competition, the organizers of the Krakow Film Festival announced the selection results of the short film competition. 38 films, including seven Polish productions, will compete.
The international short film competition is the core of the Krakow Film Festival, taking place co...
The European Independent Film Festival, Europe's leading event for independent cinema, is proud to announce the worldwide launch of The European Independent Film Channel (EuroIFC) on 25 April, 2013.
The European Independent Film Channel (www.euroifc.com) will offer high quality independent films that push the boundaries of creativity, originality and offer a cinematic experience that is much more rewarding than found on mainstream video channels.
Listen as 59 year old Eleanor, Bernie Madoff’s secretary for 25 years, TELLS ALMOST ALL. Yes, the FBI let her off scott free because they saw that she earned a humble wage, but DID she know what was going on all along and NOT say anything? Did his children, Mark and Andy, who worked for the firm, know all along? Did his wife, Ruth, who took out $10 million just after the news broke, know that her husband was up to no good for over 40 years? Was Bernie pure evil, o...
CIFEJ in collaboration with “Dytiatko” Festival will organize the International Conference on “GlobalVillage, Children, TV and Cinema”.
As a leading professional organization focusing on film industry - high quality films with useful educational content for children and young people - The International Center of Films for Children and Young People (CIFEJ) has decided to launch this conference as a premier forum for communications and network rese...
April 19th, New York Tribeca Film Festival Premiere
Must see documentary about the courageous journey of Australian Kirsty Sword Gusmão, aspired documentarian and turned-humanitarian advocate, for the small nation of East Timor.
This remarkable story documents the struggle of the East Timorese through the moral conscious and love of Kirsty. She became a undercover agent for the Timorese clandestine resistance against Indonesia, with the code name: Ruby Blade.
Serving as a spy for the...
THE RIDER AND THE STORM (2013) at 12th Tribeca Film Festival.
The 15 minute documentary chronicles Timmy Brennan, a New York City iron worker who spends his days reconstructing Freedom Tower and escapes the grind of the city through his true passion— surfing. When Superstorm Sandy destroyed his home in Breezy Point, Queens, in a horrific fire following the initial hurricane damage, Timmy lost everything - including his board. As Timmy digs through the ruins of his home day after...
ZOE BELL in Tribeca for “Raze” (2013).
Not often can one transcend from the industry's most famous stuntwoman to leading lady but gorgeous New Zealand daredevil, ZOE BELL breaks down these barriers as she stars in the upcoming Universal futuristic blockbuster, “Oblivion,” opposite Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo and Olga Kuylendo, opening wide April 19th.
Set 60 years after an alien invasion has destroyed the planet, “Oblivion” is an ac...
JAMES FRANCO PRESENTS "The Director" (2013) A FILM BY CHRISTINA VOROS.
In the 1960s, American movie icons traveling to Rome noticed the exceptional craftsmanship of a local leather shop founded by Guccio Gucci in 1921. They returned to Hollywood and appeared in films with the bags and shoes that would help to make the Florentine brand an international fashion powerhouse. Ninety years later, Gucci's FridaGiannini is taking inspiration back from the cinema—as well as art,mus...
The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, presided by Jane Campion, will nominate the prize-winners for the Short Film Competition and the Cinéfondation Selection.
THE SHORT FILMS COMPETITION
This year, the Selection Committee received 3,500 short films, representing productions from no fewer than 132 countries.
Nine films will compete in 2013 for the Short Film Palme d’or, to be awarded by Jane Campion, President of the Jury, at the Closing Ceremony of th...
The screening of The Bling Ring by Sofia Coppola, with Emma Watson in the title role, Taissa Farmiga, Leslie Mann and Kirsten Dunst, will open Un Certain Regard on Thursday 16 May.
Inspired by a true story, The Bling Ring recounts a group of adolescents who are fascinated by “beautiful people” and the world of brands, tracking the whereabouts and activities of celebrities online so that they can rob their homes. They steal over three million dollars of luxury items: jewellery, clo...
"Oh, some are fond of Spanish wine, and some are fond of French." John Masefield (1878-1967), Captain Stratton's Fancy.
“Drink wine, and you will sleep well. Sleep, and you will not sin. Avoid sin, and you will be saved. Ergo, drink wine and be saved.” Medieval German saying.
'A Year in Burgundy' (2012) held its world premier at the 28th Santa Barbara Film Festival. This richly informative documentary takes the viewer on a cinematic wine tour of the reg...
Shortcut Romeo is an new Romantic thriller from India Produced written and directed, by southerner Susi Ganeshan under his own banner, Susi Ganesh Productions. This will be the directors first Hindi film and is a remake of his own 2006 Tamil box office hit "Thirittu Paysale". Films which have been successful in the south are often picked up in Bombay and remade in Hindi with a new cast. Ganeshan has already helm...
International Children's Television Festival "Dytiatko" and the International Center of Films for Children and Youth (CIFEJ) entered into an agreement to hold the framework of the 5th annual festival "Dytiatko" CIFEJ Days in Ukraine.
CIFEJ Days including:
- CIFEJ Animation and Film Workshop
- CIFEJ Board Meeting;
- Two-day Media-Conference “Global Village, Children, TV and Cinema”;
- Screening CIFEJ winner Films.
Days CIFEJ first held in Ukraine....
KABHI KABHIE, A COMPELLING MELODRAMA and CHANDNI, A BELOVED SOAP OPERA
by ALEX DELEON
One of the highlights of this year's LA Indian Film Festival was a three film tribute to iconic director of extravagant
Bollywood Romances, Yash Chopa, who passed away last year at age 80. SILSILA (1981) I had already seen on DVD but
this was a rare opportunity to catch two other Chopra landmarks on the big screen ...