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Cape Nostalgia presentation in Montreal FFM 2014 and Two Awards

 

FUSHIGI NA MISAKI NO MONOGATARI / CAPE NOSTALGIA 2014, Colour, Japan, World Competition    Production Team Director : Izuru Narushima Screenwriter : Masato Kato, Teruo Abe. D'apres le roman/Based on the novel: Niji No Misaki No Kissaten. De/By: Akio Morisawa Cinematographer : Mutsuo Naganuma Editor : Hideaki Cohata Cast : Sayuri Yoshinaga, Hiroshi Abe, Yuko Takeuchi, Tsurube Shofukutei, Takeo Nakahara, Renji Ishibashi, Masakane Yonekura ...

 

Awards of The World Film Festival Montreal 2014

 

Check our videos  Montreal FFM 2014 closing excerpts - Awards FFM 38 2014 Slideshow   Jury President : SERGIO CASTELLITTO, director and actor (Italy) RACHID BOUCHAREB, director (France-Algeria) ANDRÉANNE BOURNIVAL, cinéma professional (Canada) FRIDRIK THOR FRIDRIKSSON, director and producer (Iceland) ANA TORRENT, actress (Spain) JANE ZHANG, singer and actress (China)   FEATURE FILMS   Grand prix des Americas: OBEDIE...

05.09.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Interview with Dejan Nikolaj Kraljacic

 

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03.09.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Montreal World Film Festival 2014 Opening Night with Claude Lelouch

 

Serge Losique founder and director of Montreal World Film Festival introducing director Claude Lelouche of France. Up close and personal. Festival de film du Monde de Montreal l'ouverture avec cinéaste Claude Lelouch. ...

01.09.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Montreal offered the world premiere of "Pure Life"

 

The Montreal World Film Festival (August 21st to September 1st), will be presenting the world premiere of "Pure Life", the first feature film by French director Jeremy Banster.  Produced by Cantina Studio, the film tells the true story of explorer Raymond Maufrais on his last expedition to the Amazon Rainforest in French Guyana in 1949. The movie, an intimate adventure filmed in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, represented somewhat of a challenge taken by the director ...

01.09.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

The Hero (from Kosovo) in Montreal FFM 2014

 

  Synopsis The main character is a man of principles and virtues who becomes prey to a human drama imposed by social, political and economic circumstances.The war is over. The soldier named Shkëmb returns home. Many come to thank him and testify for his courage to save the local population during the war. But over time his sacrifice is forgotten and things start to change. He continues to live in a tent, a charity by humanitarian organizations, under difficult living co...

01.09.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Serge Losique sends a message to Bruno Chatelin on FFM 2014

 

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01.09.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Interview with Mauro John Capece, The Sculpture

 

LA SCULTURA / THE SCULPTURE   2014, Colour, Italy, Focus on World Cinema    Production Team Director : Mauro John Capece Screenwriter : Mauro John Capece, Corinna Coroneo Cinematographer : Marco Fracassa Editor : Francesca Pasquaretta Cast : Corinna Coroneo, Adrien Liss, Perpaolo Capovilla, Flavio Sciolè, Gabrielle Silvestrini, Kyrham Music : India Czajkowska Film production and Sales : Prod.: Evoque - Officina d&...

01.09.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

MONTREAL FFM 38 Interview with LUIS URQUIZA Perfect Obedience

 

Mexican Director, Luis Urquiza in Official Competition, Obediencia perfecta. Perfect Obedience. OBEDIENCIA PERFECTA / PERFECT OBEDIENCE 2013, Colour, Mexico, World Competition      Production Team Director : Luiz Urquiza Mondragon Screenwriter : Luis Urquiza, Ernesto Alcocer. D'après/Based on: Tercer grado de obediencia perfecta. De/By: Ernesto Alcocer Cinematographer : Serguei Saldívar Tanaka Editor : Jorge Macaya Cast&nbs...

01.09.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

MONTREAL FFM 38 VANESSA QUINTANILLA

 

Video by Leopoldo Soto VANESSA QUINTANILLA, presenting "La última cena " at Cine imperial. ...

01.09.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

MONTREAL FFM 38 Interview with SOFIA ESPINOSA

 

Video by Leopoldo Soto  SOFIA ESPINOSA, actress in the mexican movie "Los bañistas".   LOS BAÑISTAS / OPEN CAGE 2014, Colour, Mexico, First Films World Competition    Production Team Director : Max Zunino Screenwriter : Sofía Espinosa, Max Zunino Cinematographer : Daniela Ludlow Editor : Yoame Escamilla Cast : Juan Carlos Colombo, Sofía Espinosa, Harold Torres, Susana Salazar, Armando Espitia ...

01.09.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

MONTREAL FFM 38 Interview with MAX ZUNINO for Open Cage - Los Bañistas

 

(Video by Leopoldo Soto) MAX ZUNINO , mexican director, screened film LOS BAÑISTAS, in First Film Competition. LOS BAÑISTAS / OPEN CAGE 2014, Colour, Mexico, First Films World Competition    Production Team Director : Max Zunino Screenwriter : Sofía Espinosa, Max Zunino Cinematographer : Daniela Ludlow Editor : Yoame Escamilla Cast : Juan Carlos Colombo, Sofía Espinosa, Harold Torres, Susana Salazar, Armando Esp...

01.09.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

MONTREAL FFM 38 Interview with JUAN MANUEL BERNAL

 

Interview by Leopoldo Soto of the Mexican actor Juan Manuel Bernal, performed in OBEDIENCIA PERFECTA, in official competition   OBEDIENCIA PERFECTA / PERFECT OBEDIENCE 2013, Colour, Mexico, World Competition  Production Team Director : Luiz Urquiza Mondragon Screenwriter : Luis Urquiza, Ernesto Alcocer. D'après/Based on: Tercer grado de obediencia perfecta. De/By: Ernesto Alcocer Cinematographer : Serguei Saldívar Tanaka Editor&nb...

01.09.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

MONTREAL FFM 38 Yakie Ayalon. "Morning"

 

Yakie Ayalon; Video by Leopoldo Soto Student Film Festival, Jury Award. for "Morning", (Tel Aviv University, Israel).   ...

31.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

MONTREAL FFM 38 . Adrian Wallace

 

Video by Leopoldo Soto  PILL UP YOUR PANTS UP Best Canadian Doc at the Student Fest.This young lady represented the winner :-)   ...

31.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

MONTREAL FFM 38o Interview on KURMANJAN DATKA biopic by Shuyk Sher

 

(Video by Leopoldo Soto) KURMANJAN DATKA QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAINS / QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAINS 2014, Colour, Kyrgyzstan, Focus on World Cinema    Production Team Director : Sadyk Sher-Niyaz Screenwriter : Sadyk Sher-Niyaz, Bakytbek Turdubaev, Sultan Raev Cinematographer : Murat Aliyev Editor : Eldiyar Madakim Cast : Egemberdi Bekbovliev, Aleksandr Balbekin, Duyshon Baytobotov, Akylbek Muratalive, Alykul Isakov, Aybek Kokeev Music : Bakyt Niy...

31.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

MONTREAL FFM 38 Video Introduction to the team behind Memory of the Olive Trees

 

Video by Leopoldo Soto LA MEMORIA DE LOS OLIVOS / THE MEMORY OF THE OLIVE TREES 2013, B/W, Spain, Focus on World Cinema  Production Team Director : Raúl Romera Morilla Screenwriter : Raúl Romera Morilla Cinematographer : Raúl Romera Morilla Editor : Raúl Romera Morilla Cast : Marta Serrano, Victor Lamas, Mireia Muguiondo, Max Blanco, Marisa D. Rivas, Antonio Augusto Music : Alberto Bracero Film production an...

31.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

MONTREAL FFM 38 Interview with DOINA WEBER The Last Dance

 

(Video by Leopoldo Soto) DER LETZTE TANZ / THE LAST DANCE 2014, Colour, Austria, World Competition    Production Team Director : Houchang Allahyari Screenwriter : Houchang Allahyari, Daniel Kundi, August Staudenm Cinematographer : Peter Roehsler Editor : Michaela Muellner Cast : Emi Mangold, Daniel Straesser, Doina Weber, Marion Mitterhammer, Fritz Karl, Ines Kratzmüller, Marie-Therese Lind Music : Erdem Tunakan Film production an...

31.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

MONTREAL FFM 38 Interview with DEMIAN BICHIR

 

  Demián Bichir, prestigious mexican actor, nominated for the Oscar; presents in MFF, the argentinian film , Death in Buenos Aires. Interview by Leopoldo Soto ...

31.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

MONTREAL FFM 38 Interview with LUCIA LOZANO

 

Video by Leopoldo Soto Lucia Lozanop, mexican student from Simon Fraser; Vancouver, presented in Student Film Festival, her shortfilm "Objective life". ...

31.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

MONTREAL FILM FESTIVAL 38o LILIAN SEPULVEDA

 

(Video by Leopoldo Soto). LILiaNA SEPULVEDA, mexican student at Simon Fraser University; Vancouver, participates at Student Film Festival International Competition at MONTREAL FILM FESTIVAL 38o,with short film "Naked Eye" about nude models for painters.   ...

31.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

MONTREAL FILM FESTIVAL 38o HAROLD TORRES, "González".

 

GONZALEZ 2013, Colour, Mexico, First Films World Competition  Harold Torres, emerging mexican actor, presents film "González" at 38o Festival Films du Monde. Video by Leopoldo de Soto Production Team Director : Christian Díaz Pardo Screenwriter : Fernando del Razo, Christian Díaz Pardo Cinematographer : Juan Pablo Ramírez Editor : León Felipe González Cast : Carlos Bardem, Gaston Peterson, O...

31.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

FFM 38o Opening Roger OTIS M 66 : ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM

 

(video by Leopoldo Soto)   M 66: LA ROUTE DE LA LIBERTÉ / M 66 : ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM 2014, Colour & B/W, Canada, World Competition    Production Team Director : Roger Otis Screenwriter : Roger Otis, Matthieu Roy-Décarie Cinematographer : Roger Otis Editor : Matthieu Roy-Décarie Music : Malea-Lea Band Film production and Sales : Prod. & Ventes/Sales: Filmotis, 1278, 3e Avenue, Val-Morin, Québec ...

31.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

MONTREAL FFM 38th opening with Claude Lelouch Presentation by Serge Losique

 

SALAUD, ON T'AIME / WE LOVE YOU, YOU BASTARD 2014, Colour, France, World Greats  Production Team Director : Claude Lelouch Screenwriter : Claude Lelouch Cinematographer : Robert Alazraki Editor : Stéphane Mazalaigue Cast : Johnny Hallyday, Eddy Mitchell, Sandrine Bonnaire, Irène Jacob, Pauline Lefèvre, Sarah Kazemi, Jenna Thiam Music : Francis Lai, Christian Gaubert Film production and Sales : Prod.: Les Films 13, ...

31.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Interview with Akihito Nonowe for KEMUKUJARA Montreal FFM

 

Interview with Akihito Nonowe by Bruno Chatelin ALL HE KNOWS RIGHT     Production Team Director : Akihito Nonowe Screenwriter : Akihito Nonowe Cinematographer : Isao Sano, Konoka Takashiro Editor : Keblujara Productions Music : Isao Sano Film production and Sales : Prod. & Ventes/Sales: Keblujara Productions, 310-6 Nakawakura Matsudo, Chiba (Japon), keblujara@gmail.com/100 Creswick St Footscray VIC 3011 (Australie)    ...

31.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Interview with Mars Horodyski and Dan Abramovici - Montreal FFM

 

Interview by Bruno Chatelin for BEN'S AT HOME   2013, Colour, Canada, Focus on World Cinema    Interview by Bruno Chatelin BEN'S AT HOME / BEN'S AT HOME 2013, Colour, Canada, Focus on World Cinema  BEN'S AT HOME   Production Team   Director : Mars Horodyski Screenwriter : Dan Abramovici, Mars Horodyski Cinematographer : Walter Pacifico Editor : Mike Reischacher Cast : Dan Abramovici, Sarah B...

31.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

 

Interview with Marie Laurence Attias Certified Halal Montreal FFM

 

Interview by Bruno Chatelin for Certified Halal   CERTIFIÉE HALAL / CERTIFIED HALAL 2014, Colour, Algeria, Belgium, France, Focus on World Cinema    Production Team Director : Mahmoud Zemmouri Screenwriter : Marie-Laurence Attias, Mahmoud Zemmouri Cinematographer : Bernard Vervoort, Alessandro Pesci Editor : Marie-Claire Renaud, Malik Djaad Cast : Hafsia Herzi, Mourade Zeguendi, Smaïn Fayrouze, Nadia Kounda, Abdelhamid G...

31.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Interview with Saiful Wadud Helal for his documentary Bangladesher Ridoy

 

BANGLADESHER RIDOY / BANGLADESH'S RIDOY 2013, Colour, Bangladesh, Documentaries of the World  Saiful Wadud meets Musivision's Laurie Gordon and Masoud Raouf at the 5 à 7  in Montreal  Production Team Director : Saiful Wadud Helal Cinematographer : Saiful Wadud Helal Editor : Saiful Wadud Helal Music : Amit Mallick, Sharif Arefin Rony Film production and Sales : Prod. & Ventes/Sales: Kazi Mira, Mira Media, 77...

30.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

There is a Garden Interview with Masoud Raouf

 

2014, Colour, Canada, Documentaries of the World  Production Team Director : Masoud Raouf Screenwriter : Masoud Raouf, Robin Gorn Cinematographer : Masoud Raouf Editor : Arian Aryan Music : Claude Maheu, Michel Reinhart Film production and Sales : Prod. & Ventes/Sales: Masoud Raouf, Ciné 3 Productions, 29, 7e Avenue, Lasalle, Québec H8P 2L8 (Canada), tél.: 514-824-2341, masoudraouf@hotmail.com     Directo...

29.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Interview with Connor Gaston Norman McLaren Award Winner for Best short film

 

MONTREAL FILM F. 38o Connor Gaston Norman McLaren Award  Best short film Intervew by Leopoldo Soto   'TIL DEATH 2014, Couleur, Canada, Festival du film étudiant - compétition nationale    Équipe de production Réalisation : Connor Gaston Scénarisation : Ryan Bright Direction photo : Daniel Hogg Montage : Betty Lu, Erin McElvaine Interprètes : Cameron Little, Shani Pichette-Voung, Just...

29.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Interview with best canadian animation winner YOSHINO AOKI, unordinary Journey in a an ordinary day.

 

BEST CANADIAN ANIMATION. YOSHINO AOKI, unordinary Journey in a an ordinary day. Inspired by Isaac Newton’s absolute time and space, the film is about a chain of unordinary events occurs in one old woman’s ordinary day. ...

29.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Student Film Festival Interview with Jury Member ALISI TELENGUT

 

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Interview with Marta Serrano, The Memory of the Olive Trees

 

Interview by Leopoldo Soto LA MEMORIA DE LOS OLIVOS / THE MEMORY OF THE OLIVE TREES 2013, B/W, Spain, Focus on World Cinema    Production Team Director : Raúl Romera Morilla Screenwriter : Raúl Romera Morilla Cinematographer : Raúl Romera Morilla Editor : Raúl Romera Morilla Cast : Marta Serrano, Victor Lamas, Mireia Muguiondo, Max Blanco, Marisa D. Rivas, Antonio Augusto Music : Alberto Bracero Film p...

29.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

MONTREAL FFM Vanessa Quintanilla, "La ultima cena"

 

interview by Leopoldo Soto LA ULTIMA CENA / THE LAST SUPPER 2014, Colour, Mexico, World Competition      Production Team Director : Vanessa Quintanilla Cobo Screenwriter : Vanessa Quintanilla Cobo Cinematographer : Gerardo Montiel Klint, Fernando Montiel Klint Editor : Clementina Mantellini Cast : Rouzanna Lissovskaya Music : Pepe Stephens Film production and Sales : Prod. & Ventes/Sales: César Moheno Pl&aac...

29.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Interview with Mike Camoin from Cinemaexchange.org

 

  ABOUT CAPITAL CINEMA CULTURAL EXCHANGE The Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange (CCCE), nicknamed "Triple C E", aims to   support dynamic cross-cultural exchange through film. Established in 2014, the Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange is a non-commercial initiative aimed at providing filmmakers with added skills, resources, and opportunities to enhance marketability and help them reach international audiences for their character-driven work. Whether the work is a shor...

29.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Andy Siege interview for Beti and Amare shot for 14 000€

 

  BETI AND AMARE / BETI AND AMARE 2014, Colour, Germany, Ethiopia, Focus on World Cinema    Production Team Director : Andy Siege Screenwriter : Andy Siege Cinematographer : Andy Siege Editor : Andy Siege Cast : Hiwot Asres, Pascal Dawson, Binyam Kore, Yonas An Kidane, Delelegne Sharwe, Mahdere H. Sisay Music : Alula Araya, Levin Karchner Film production and Sales : Prod.: Andy Siege, Pascal Dawson, Mahdere Sisay, Kalulu En...

29.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

LA HORA AZUL - Interview with Evelyne PEGOT-OGIER

 

LA HORA AZUL / THE BLUE HOUR 2014, Colour, Peru, First Films World Competition    Production Team Director : Evelyne Pegot-Ogier Screenwriter : Evelyne Perot-Ogier. D'après/Based on: La Hora azul De/By: Alonso Cueto Cinematographer : Roberto Maceda Editor : Carlos Alberto ALvarez Cast : Giovanni Ciccia, Jackelyn Vasquez, Rossana Fernandez-Maldonado Music : Antonio Gervasoni Film production and Sales : Prod.: Evelyne Pe...

29.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Beti and Amare selected in first film competition had a micro-budget 14,000 euros

 

The film "Beti and Amare" had its World Premiere at the Moscow International Film Festival in the Main Competition. The film had a micro-budget 14,000 euros. Andreas Siege, the director of the film, also did the Cinematography for, Wrote, Edited, Acted, and Produced "Beti and Amare".   Synopsis: "Ethiopia 1936. Beti, a young Ethiopian girl has escaped Mussolini's troops and found refuge in the peaceful south of the country. But the Italians are marching cl...

29.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Montréal Film Festival Adds Addt’l Screening of Kurmanjan Datka Queen of the Mountains

 

  By Popular Demand, Sell out Crowds, Standing Ovations and Rave Reviews Montréal Film Festival Adds Addt’l Screening of Kurmanjan Datka Queen of the Mountains (LOS ANGELES)  Aug 28, 2014 - The World Premiere of Kurmanjan Datka Queen of the Mountains opened to standing ovations, rave reviews and consistently sold-out crowds.  Now by popular demand, the Montréal World Film Festival has added an additional special screening.  Called “Riveting ...

29.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Certified Halal comedy in Montreal

 

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Peruvien Film PERRO GUARDIAN (Guard Dog/Chien de Garde) screening in World Competition WFF Montreal.

 

The world premiere of peruvien film PERRO GUARDIAN at the World Competition of the WFF Montreal has been a success, with rave reviews and excellent public at the Cinema Imperial. Now, by popular demand, The Montréal World Film Festival has added an additional special screening that will take place next September 1st at 12:40 at the QUARTIER LATIN.    “Dog,” an ex-militiaman granted amnesty by the government, is now a killer for hire. One of his missions leads him...

29.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

The Student Fest Awards ceremony, short and sweet video

 

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28.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

The Lesson has its world premiere in Montreal

 

Montreal Fest organized the world premiere of The Lesson a movie from Latvia,  (108 min), directed by Andris Gauja. The film takes part in the First Films World competition at the Montreal World Films festival. Our team is here: Andris Gauja (Director&Producer), Guna Stahovska (Producer) and Aleksandrs Grebnevs (DoP), and we will be happy to meet you at the premiere today. The premiere will be introduced by the Honorary Council of Latvia in Quebec, Roberts Klaige. He could also ...

28.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

The 45th edition of the Student Film Festival has announced the award-winning filmmakers for this year

 

– The 45th edition of the Student Film Festival has announced the award-winning filmmakers for this year. Between August 23 and 27, 2014, the jury viewed 86 films in 2 competitive sections, comprising 26 Canadian films and 60 international films respectively.                   The members of the 2014 jury are Roger Otis, a Montreal filmmaker whose own short film is entered this year in the officia...

28.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 - Canada & International Awards

 

THE 45TH STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL RAN AUGUST 23 TO 27, 2014 The award ceremony took place August 27th at the Vego restaurant on St Denis   26 Canadian films, 60 international films selecteds A bumper year for diversity and new talent   Organized within the framework of the Montreal World Film Festival, the Student Film Festival, held August 23 to 27, 2014, this year has 2 competitive sections, comprising 26 Canadian films and 60 international films&...

28.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |

Sayuri Yoshinaga on her first visit to Montreal with his film in competition Cape Nostalgia

 

S Sayuri Yoshinaga,one of the great actresses of modern Japanese cinema, winner of four Japan Film Academy awards, is in town to accompany director Izuru Narushima for the presentation of his CAPE NOSTALGIA in the Festival’s World Competition.             Star of over 100 films, Yoshinaga has been one of contemporary Japanese cinema’s most popular actresses since the 1960s, with her own personal fo...

28.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Canadian Film "Sound Of Tears" had its World Premiere @ The Montreal World Film Festival

 

SOUND OF TEARS 2014, Colour, Canada, Focus on World Cinema    Production Team Director : Dorothy A. Atabong Screenwriter : Dorothy A. Atabong Cinematographer : Joel Kim Editor : Charles Ross Cast : Albert Williams, Dorothy A. Atabong, Edsson Morales Music : Coline Laroche de Feline, Dobet Gnahoré Film production and Sales : Prod. & Ventes/Sales: Dorothy A. Atabong, Ayinke Films, soundoftearsfilm@gmail.com    ...

27.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Québec Film "FOR THE LOVE OF POE" has its world premiere in Montreal

 

The feature-film will be presented in two distinct original versions: English and French, a rare event.   FOR THE LOVE OF POE, produced written, directed and starring Nils Oliveto, will be presented in world premiere at the Montreal World Films Festival (MWFF) on August 30 at 18h45.   The film, screened separately in a French original version (''Pour l'Amour de Poe'') and also in an English original version, will turn out to be a rare event at the MWFF for a fea...

27.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Pupi Avati in Montreal to present his latest film with Sharon Stone...Golden Boy

 

For its 38th edition, the Montreal World Film Festival is delighted to host the great director, screenwriter and Italian producer, Pupi Avati. The director is presenting UN RAGAZZO D’ORO (A Golden Boy) in the world competition, starring Sharon Stone and italiian actorRiccardo Scamarcio.             The World Competition feature film UN RAGAZZO D'ORO (A Golden Boy), tells the...

27.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Golden Boy - Un Ragazzo d'Oro has its world premiere in Montreal Pupi Avati in attendance

 

Written and directed by Pupi Avati with cinematography by Blasco Giurato, edited by Luigi Capalbo; starring Riccardo Scarmacio, Sharon Stone, Cristiana Capotondi, Giovanna Ralli; music by Raphael Gualazzi Synopsis When Davide's father, a maker of B movies, dies in a car accident, he is said to have left behind an unpublished autobiography. Unable to find the book, Davide decides to write his own.    Director Born in Bologna, Italy in 1938, Pupi Avati j...

27.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Lelouch opens the 38th MWFF

 

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22.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

 

The 38th Montreal World Film Festival opens today, word from the President

 

The 38th Montreal World Film Festival August 21 - September 1, 2014   Since its founding 38 years ago, the Montreal World Film Festival continues to offer film lovers and professionals a rich program based on cultural diversity, innovation, independence and creativity. The success and international reputation of the Montreal World Film Festival are firmly linked to these principles and goals. The World Film Festival is the only competitive film event in North America recogniz...

21.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

38th edition of the MWFF The Cinema Under the Stars will be showing free movies!

 

The Montreal World Film Festival Cinema Under the Stars program will be back this year with twelve nights of free outdoor movie screenings. Beginning August 21 and running nightly at 8 :30 pm through Labour Day, September 1, the Festival will show a wide selection of popular movies on the esplanade of the Place des Arts. Pick your places… first come first serve!   Thursday, August 21th LA VIE EN ROSE, France 2007, French, Olivier Dahan. Biopic of French singing icon Edit...

20.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Italian focus in Montreal: Thirteen films, produced or co-produced by Italy, are on show

 

LA DOLCE VITA DOWNTOWN ITALY IN FINE FORM AT THE 38th MWFF As always the Montreal World Film Festival has a bumper crop of Italian films to show, this year more than ever. Starting with the president of the jury, Sergio Castellitto, and continuing through various sections of the Festival, lovers of Italian cinema will have plenty to celebrate.             Thirteen films, produced or co-produced by Italy, are on show and Pupi Avati w...

18.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Line up for The Montreal World Film Festival announced

 

        AT THE MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL from August 21 to September 1, 2014     A RICH SELECTION FROM 74 COUNTRIES   THE FUTURE OF CINEMA WITH 51 FIRST FEATURE FILMS   350 FEATURES AND SHORT FILMS 160 feature films (100 world or international premieres and 32 North American premieres)       A jury presided over by Italian actor and director Serge Castellitto   Claude Lelouch will present «Salaud, on t&rsq...

07.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Strong German participation in Montreal

 

MONTREAL COMPETITIONS WITH GERMAN ENTRIES 38th Montreal World Film Festival (21 August – 1 September 2014)   German films are prominently and abundantly represented in Montreal's 2014 program: after four German films shown last year, this year sees no less than six films with German involvement screening in the World Competition and First Films Competition. In total, 34 German films and co-productions have been programmed in the Montreal World Film Festival.   All of t...

07.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Hippolyte Girardot will attend Montreal showing of Resnais’ last film Aimer, boire et chanter

 

Montreal World Film Festival president Serge Losique and director-general Danièle Cauchard are pleased to announce that a posthumous tribute will be paid to Alain Resnais at this year’s Festival to mark his extraordinary career. Actor and personal friend of Resnais, Hippolyte Girardot, will attend the film’s showing to accept the Festival’s award in Resnais’ honour. One of the giants of French cinema, Resnais began his career in the late 1950s and consolidated h...

04.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Montreal FFM pays Tribute to Michael J. Werner

 

  The Montreal World Film Festival will pay tribute to international distributor-producer Michael J. Werner, chairman of film sales of Fortissimo Films. The veteran America-born producer has been located in Hong Kong over the past two decades from where he guided the production and distribution of Asian films to markets around the world.   “Michael J. Werner is an essential figure in the world of independent cinema, a shining example of how to make and distribute quality fil...

04.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Jury of the 38th Montreal World Film Festival

 

Sergio Castellitto, president    The Montreal World Film Festival is pleased to announce that  Franco-Algerian director-producer Rachid Bouchareb, Andréanne Bournival, grande dame of Quebec television and cinema, and noted Icelandic producer Fridrik Thor Fridriksson will complete the international jury of the 38th Festival. These three join already announced jurors, actresses Ana Torrent and Jane Zhang under the presidency of Italian actor and director Sergio Castellitt...

04.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Alain Resnais’ last film, Aimer, boire et chanter (Life of Riley), will close the 38th Montreal World Film Festival

 

Alain Resnais’ last film, Aimer, boire et chanter (Life of Riley), will receive its North American premiere to close the 38th Montreal World Film Festival on September 1, it was announced by Festival president Serge Losique and director-general Danièle Cauchard. Resnais began his career in the late 1950s and consolidated his early reputation with Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), Last Year at Marienbad (1961), and Muriel (1963), all of wh...

18.07.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Salaud, on t'aime, (We Love You, You Bastard) by Lelouch will open the 38th edition of Montreal

 

  Salaud, on t’aime, (We Love You, You Bastard) the latest film by celebrated French director Claude Lelouch, will open the 38th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival on August 21, it was announced by the MWFF’s president Serge Losique and director-general Danièle Cauchard. “I am faithful to this great festival and I am very happy to return to Montreal to show Salaud, on t’aime,” declared Lelouch. “The Montreal World Film Fest...

18.07.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

 

Interview with Hyppolite Girardot for Life of Riley (Closing FFM 38)

 

AIMER, BOIRE ET CHANTER / LIFE OF RILEY 2013, Colour, France, World Greats    Production Team Director : Alain Resnais Screenwriter : Laurent Herbiet, Alex Reval, Jean-Marie Besset Cinematographer : Dominique Bouilleret Editor : Hervé De Luze Cast : Sabine Azéma, Sandrine Kiberlain, Caroline Silhol, André Dussolier, Hippolyte Girardot, Michel Vuillemoz, Alb ...

03.09.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

No Land'S Song Interview with Ayat Najafi and Sarah Najafi winners for Best Documentary in Montreal FFM 38

 

      NO LAND'S SONG / NO LAND'S SONG 2014, Colour, Germany, France, Documentaries of the World    Production Team Director : Ayat Najafi Cinematographer : Koohyar Kalari, Sarah Blum Editor : Julia Wiedwald, Schokofeh Kamiz Film production and Sales : Prod.: Gunter Hanfgam, Anne Grange, Rouven Rech, Teresa Renn, Torero Film GbR, Blarerstr. 56, 7846 ...

03.09.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Montreal FFM 2014 closing excerpts

 

  Jury Président : SERGIO CASTELLITTO, réalisateur et acteur (Italie) RACHID BOUCHAREB, réalisateur (France-Algérie) ANDRÉANNE BOURNIVAL, professionnelle du cinéma (Canada) FRIDRIK THOR FRIDRIKSSON, réalisateur et producteur (Islande) ANA TORRENT, actrice (Espagne) JANE ZHANG, chanteuse et actrice (Chine)   LONGS MÉTRAGES   Grand prix d ...

03.09.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog | 117 reads

Awards FFM 38 2014 Slideshow

 

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03.09.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

 

Palmarès du Jury FIPRESCI

 

  Production Team Director : Ingo Haeb Screenwriter : Ingo Haeb. D'après le roman de/Based on the novel by: Markus Orths Cinematographer : Sophie Maintigneux Editor : Nicole Kortüke Cast : Vicky Krieps, Lena Lauzemis, Steffen Münster, Christian Aumer, Christine Schorn Music : Jakob Ilja Film production and Sales : Prod.: Ingmar Trost, SutorKolonko / Olaf Hirschberg, 58Filme, Mülheimer Freiheit 126, 51063 Cologne (Alle...

03.09.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Le Jury œcuménique 2014 attribue son Prix au film Cap Nostalgie (Fushigi Na Misaki No Monogatari) de Izuru Naroshima (Japon)

 

  Un film de grande qualité qui parle de vie, de mort, d’amour et d’amitié dans un village japonais. Avec humour, profondeur et humanité le réalisateur décrit la vie tranquille et sereine d’une communauté au bord de la mer.  Le film est bien construit avec des images superbes; il nous emmène de la nostalgie vers l’avenir et vers la célébration de la vie.     Et une Mention spéc...

03.09.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Interview avec Hyppolite Girardot à Montréal avec Aimer Boire et Chanter, le dernier film d'Alain Resnais

 

AIMER, BOIRE ET CHANTER / AIMER, BOIRE ET CHANTER 2013, Couleur, France, Hors concours    Équipe de production   Réalisation : Alain Resnais Scénarisation : Laurent Herbiet, Alex Reval, Jean-Marie Besset Direction photo : Dominique Bouilleret Montage : Hervé De Luze Interprètes : Sabine Azéma, Sandrine Kiberlain, Caroline Silhol, André Dussolier, Hippolyte Girardot, Michel Vuillemoz, Alba Gaia B...

03.09.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

Palmarès du Festival des Films du Monde Montréal 2014

 

  Le lundi 1er septembre 2014   Jury Président : SERGIO CASTELLITTO, réalisateur et acteur (Italie) RACHID BOUCHAREB, réalisateur (France-Algérie) ANDRÉANNE BOURNIVAL, professionnelle du cinéma (Canada) FRIDRIK THOR FRIDRIKSSON, réalisateur et producteur (Islande) ANA TORRENT, actrice (Espagne) JANE ZHANG, chanteuse et actrice (Chine)   LONGS MÉTRAGES   Grand prix des Amériques: ...

03.09.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

NOMADIC CHILDHOODS interview with Christophe Boula

 

  NOMADIC CHILDHOODS / NOMADIC CHILDHOODS 2014, Colour, France, First Films World Competition    Production Team Director : Christophe Boula Screenwriter : Christophe Boula, Tenzin Kunchap Cinematographer : Arnaud Hémery Editor : Christophe Boula Cast : Sonam Wangmo, Sampel Gyatso, Sasha Uvaroskaya, Kolya Fedotov, Otgonjargal Huygbaatar, Irka Erden Baatar Music : German Khatylaev Film production and Sales : Prod.: La...

29.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

le Festival du film étudiant de Montréal a dévoilé son palmarès

 

Chapeauté par le Festival des films du monde, le jury du  Festival du film étudiant a dévoilé son palmarès 2014, hier le mercredi 27 août à 16 h.  Le Festival du film étudiant a présenté 86 films, répartis en deux sections en compétition qui comprennent 26 productions canadiennes et 60 productions internationales. Les membres du jury pour l’édition 2014 sont Alisi Telengut, qui a déj&...

28.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

L'HEUREUX NAUFRAGE, un film de GUILLAUME TREMBLAY en première à Montréal

 

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27.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |  

C'est MAINTENANT OU JAMAIS qu'on doit voir ce film!

 

C'est MAINTENANT OU JAMAIS qu'on doit voir ce film!  (En fait c'est demain matin - lundi 25 août - à 9 h, demain soir 19 h ou mardi 26 août à 14 h). Courez le voir pendant qu'il est encore temps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRT1DtF51NM MAINTENANT OU JAMAIS Bande Annonce (2014) Une mère de famille se lance dans le grand banditisme...

25.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |

45ème édition du festival des films d'étudiants à Montréal

 

FESTIVAL DU FILM ÉTUDIANT DU 23 AU 27 AOÛT 2014   26 productions canadiennes, 60 productions internationales sélectionnées Une année pleine de diversité   Montréal, le 12 août 2014 — Chapeauté par le Festival des films du monde, le Festival du film étudiant aura lieu du 23 au 27 août 2014. On pourra y voir 86 films, 2 sections en compétitionqui compre...

21.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |

FFM les films à la belle étoile sur la place des arts

 

      38ème édition du FFM DE GRANDS FILMS À LA BELLE ÉTOILE À LA PLACE DES ARTS    C’est avec plaisir que la direction du Festival des Films du Monde annonce la programmation des projections extérieures à la Place des Arts débutant le 21 août.   Voici la programmation complète des projections extérieures gratuites. Les projections auront lieu à 20h30.   Le Fes...

20.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog |

350 films de 74 pays dont 100 premières mondiales à Montréal

 

     AU FESTIVAL DES FILMS DU MONDE du 21 août au 1er septembre 2014     UNE SÉLECTION DE QUALITÉ EN PROVENANCE DE 74 PAYS   L’AVENIR DU CINÉMA AVEC 51 PREMIERS LONGS MÉTRAGES   350 LONGS MÉTRAGES ET COURTS MÉTRAGES 160  longs métrages dont 100 en premières mondiales ou internationales et 32 en premières nord-américaines     Un jury présid...

07.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog | 

Hippolyte Girardot sera présent pour l'hommage à Alain Resnais au Festival des films du monde

 

Serge Losique, président du CA et Danièle Cauchard, directrice générale, ont le plaisir d’annoncer qu’un hommage posthume sera rendu à Alain Resnais afin de souligner la carrière extraordinaire du réalisateur. L’acteur et ami d’Alain Resnais, Hippolyte Girardot viendra à Montréal représenter le réalisateur et accepter ce prix en son honneur.         &nbs...

04.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog

Hommage à Michael J. Werner

 

Afin de souligner la contribution majeure de Michael J. Werner au rayonnement du cinéma asiatique, le Festival des films du monde rend hommage au prolifique producteur américain installé depuis une vingtaine d’années à Hong Kong, avec une sélection de films dont le rayonnement artistique et culturel a su dépasser les frontières de l’Asie. En faisant cette annonce, le président du Festival Monsieur Serge Losique a d&eac...

04.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog | 

Le jury de la 38ème édition du FFM

 

  Sergio Castellitto, président La direction du Festival des films du monde a le plaisir d’annoncer la présence de Rachid Bouchareb, réalisateur et producteur franco-algérien, d’Andréanne Bournival, grande dame de la télévision et du cinéma québécois ainsi que du réalisateur et producteur islandais Fridrik Thor Fridriksson qui complètent le Jury international du 38ème FFM. Ces trois no...

04.08.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog | 

Claude lelouch fera l'ouverture du Festival de Montréal

 

Serge Losique, président du CA et  Danièle Cauchard, directrice générale du FFM ont le plaisir d’annoncer que Salaud, on t’aime le plus récent film de Claude Lelouch inaugurera festival le 21 août prochain en première internationale. « Je suis un fidèle de ce grand festival et je me réjouis une fois de plus de revenir à Montréal pour présenter Salaud, on t’aime &r...

18.07.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog | 

Alain Resnais en clôture du festival de Montréal

 

  Serge Losique, président du CA et Danièle Cauchard, directrice générale, ont le plaisir d’annoncer que Aimer, boire et chanter d’Alain Resnais sera présenté en clôture du 38e Festival des films du monde le 1er septembre 2014 pour sa première nord-américaine.  Alain Resnais, un des plus grands cinéastes français est l’auteur de films qui ont marqué l’his...

18.07.2014 | The Montreal World Film Festival's blog | 

 

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