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U.K Pavilion's Tips to Producing a 10 Million£ Film

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  The United Kingdom Pavilion hosted a panel called "The Magic 10 Million£: The Key to Producing a 10 Million£+ Feature FIlm" today.  Panelists included [left to right] Danny Perkins, CEO of StudioCanal; Andy Mason, Joint CEO of Altitude Film Entertainment; Ben Roberts, Director of BFI Lottery Film Funds, who lead the panel; Claudia Bluemhuber, Managing Partner at Silver Reel; and Simon Oaks of Hammer Films. Oaks stared with the importance of gaining a partner ...

Uplifting Eastern European Films are like unicorns. They don't exist. Or do they?

PLACES The new film from the makers of Walking Too Fast (Pouta) is a coming of age story about love, loss and revenge. It centres around two teenage friends, Adam (Vladimír Polivka) and Marek (Jan Cina), whose aimless lives in a small town are suddenly disrupted by the appearance of Anna (Johana Matouskova), the troubled daughter of a rich and influential local businessman. Initially her free spirit energizes Adam but soon he finds himself thrown into a spiraling chain of events. In...

'Saint Laurent' Debuts To Mixed Reviews

                      Bertrand Bonello's Yves Saint Laurent biopic Saint Laurent -- the second biopic of the legendary fashion designer to come out this year -- debuted in competition at Cannes, despite the film not having the blessing of Laurent's family and partners. Although the other film -- Yves Saint Laurent by director Jalil Lespert, which was released in January -- was authorized by Laurent's camp, th...

Tommy Lee Jones Directs, Supports In 'The Homesman'

                     Actor/Director Tommy Lee Jones second directorial effort The Homesman shows the legendary acclaimed actor helming a Western film that is predominately carried by the female leads, notably Academy Award winning actress Hilary Swank. The film centers around a woman named Mary Bee (Swank) as she enlists the help of a claim-jumper (Jones) as they transport three insane women cross country.  Jones adapted the...

Director's Fortnight: on the Agenda for May 19

  09h00 : Mange tes morts de/by Jean-Charles Hue (+Q&A) 11h45 : Cold in July de/by Jim Mickle (+Q&A) 14h30 : These Final Hours de/by Zak Hilditch (+Q&A) 17h00 : Mange tes morts de/by Jean-Charles Hue 19h30 : Cold in July de/by  Jim Mickle 22h00 : These Final Hours&nb...

David Michod's 'The Rover' Debuts At Cannes Behind Strong Performances From Pearce, Pattinson

                      Australian director David Michod's The Rover -- a follow up to his 2010 debut Animal Kingdom -- debuted last night at the Palais, and it was met with positive reviews, notably for the two lead actors Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, whom many think stole the show.  Set in a post-apocalyptic Australia, The Rover is about one man's (Pearce) quest to retrieve his car from a group of ...

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 ...

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... ...

Mili Pictures Worldwide announces Hollywood co-produced animation

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  In the latest example of co-production between Hollywood and China, which already holds the title of world's second largest film territory, chinese animation company Mili Pictures Worldwide has announced the opening of its Los Angeles office as well as its first Hollywood production. Dragon Nest: Warrior's Dawn follows the trend of video game to movie adaption (like Tomb Raider, Prince of Persia, and Silent Hill, among others, before it).  The animated feature based on the M...

Red Bull Music Academy Festival NY 2014 Larry Levan Street Party

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By Maria Esteves – May 18, 2014 The First Annual Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York 2014 (RBMANY14) LARRY LEVAN STREET PARTY with DJ artist François Kevorkian (François K), Paradise Garage former opening DJ David DePino, backup DJ Joey Llanos and special guest dance music recording artist Jocelyn Brown commenced Sunday, May 11, 2014, 12:00pm – 6:00pm on King Street, NYC, the original block of the Paradise Garage dance venue. The extraordinary historica...

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...

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...

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...

BAFICI’s Buenos Aires Lab (BAL) goes to Cannes

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    This year’s edition of the Marché du Film will see a round of new talent and screenings which will present some of the brightest and best filmmakers from Latin America.   For the second time this year, BAFICI’s Buenos Aires Lab (BAL) in collaboration with the Marché du Film will present four Latin American works-in-progress.   This quartet of projects will be shown at a special screening (15 minutes each) with the directors and producers in...

New Chinese Film Talents Fund Forum this Sunday, May 18th at 11:30am

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Come and discover 8 up-and-coming Chinese directors at the New Chinese Film Talents Fund Forum this Sunday, May 18th at 11:30am (Palais J, Palais des Festivals, Level 4). The event will be presented by Sophie Bourdon and Stefano Tealdi. Each director will pitch their feature film project for 7 minutes and a short Q&A will follow. Find out more about the selected projects here! For one-to-one meetings with the directors, please contact Yvette at yvettekiuyeung@gmail.com (translation will...

Strand Gains U.S. Rights to Daniel Burman Pic ‘Mystery’ (EXCLUSIVE)

     John Hopewell Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to later-life romantic comedy “The Mystery of Happiness,” a Disney release in Argentina and the latest laffer from one of the best-known voices of the new Argentine cinema, Daniel Burman. HBO has acquired U.S. pay TV rights FilmSharks Intl. is selling pic at Cannes. Disney released “Mystery” Jan. 16 and grossed $3 million. That reps the biggest Argentine BO take ever for Burman. In fi...

Netherlands Film Fund launches a €20 million Netherlands Film Production Incentive and Netherlands Film Commission

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The Netherlands Film Fund, the national agency responsible for supporting film production in the Netherlands, today announced the launch of the €20 million Netherlands Film Production Incentive (including working costs), devised to stimulate greater international investment in the Dutch film industry. In addition, the Netherlands Film Fund announced the launch of the Netherlands Film Commission which will promote the Netherlands to the international film industries both as a location and as...

Check the Library of the Doc Corner in Cannes

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This year the Video Library of the Doc Corner offers more than 250 feature documentary films, completed within the last year. Take a look at the list of films here: Video Library The Video Library includes: - Films from the Cannes' Selections, - Cannes Line-up of International Sales agents (CAT&DOCS, CINEPHIL, RISE AND SHINE WORLD SALES and WIDE HOUSE) - Showcase by international documentary film festivals (CPH:DOX, DOCLISBOA, DOK LEIPZIG, FID Marseille, IDFA, JIHLAVA DOCUME...

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 Flashback: Year of The Talented Mr. Ripley from REDLIGHT, GREENLIGHT, LIMELIGHT

  by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   It was the Year of The Talented Mr. Ripley with Jude Law, Matt Damon, and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. The Croisette sizzled as only a film festival can at the End of a Millenium. Goodbye Twentieth Century, even 20th Century Fox would have to change its logo. Meanwhile, at Hotel du Cap they partied like it was 1999 - because it was 1999. Published on May 5, 2014, REDLIGHT, GREENLIGHT, LIMELIGHT: Red Carpet Adventures & ...

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...
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