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Paris and I

Director: Lucie Gaubert / Morgane Mellet.
Paris and them. Manon and Léna. Two young girls coming from different horizons, having the same purpose : becoming an actress. The journey of today's youth in a world where becoming an artist appears as a daily challenge. Paris et elles. Manon et Léna. Deux jeunes femmes venant d’horizons différents, poursuivant le même but : devenir comédienne. Des cours aux castings, de rencontres absurdes en déceptions face à la réalité du « milieu », de la Gare de Lyon à la rue Mouffetard, elles y croient et ne lâchent rien. Ou presque. Le parcours de la jeunesse d’aujourd’hui dans un monde où devenir artiste tient du défi quotidien.

Indie tips for Bastille Day

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The Champs-Elysees shakes with the pounding of hundreds of hooves as French soldiers march their horses past the Arc de Triomph. The strumming of guitars and pounding of drums flows through every street of Paris and the sky above the Eiffel Tower sparkles with red fireworks. Bastille Day commemorates the storming of Bastille prison and the paradigm shift in French society. Known as La Fête Nationale in France, the fourteenth of July is a symbol of the great revolution that forever changed g...

Preparing for Cannes Festival Opening Gala Dinner at Electrolux Agora

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Preperation for Cannes Festival Opening Gala Dinner at Electrolux Agora 11th May4 Electrolux bring 90 years of Culinary Expertise to  “the most important annual dinner in France” at Film Festival de Cannes with award-winning partner chefs. The Electrolux Agora Pavilion will host the official 2012 Film Festival de Cannes Opening Gala Dinner and the Jury Deliberation Lunches. The former of these is considered “the most important annual dinner in France” by Electrolux part...

Kangootomik

Director: Frédéric Grousset.
During a world nuclear disaster, Kangootomik is a lonely lumberjack fighting the insanity of humanity. He loves cigars and sometimes he smokes some. He loves trees and sometimes he fucks some. He also loves humans but only for lunch time. They’ll never catch him alive because he’s the spirit of this wilderness.

The filmmaker is an athlete. Conversations with Vittorio de Seta.

Director: Barbara Vey and Vincent Sorrel.
This portrait of a film director unlike any other attempts to capture the essence of Vittorio de Seta’s rapport with the humble people he filmed and elegantly brought to Cinema Scope’s big screen in color from the 1950s onwards. From his home in Calabria, the film director looks back over his epic films. Starting with the sound on his earliest short documentaries, this craftsman of the screen and pioneer of sound tells us how he went on small fishing boats catching swordfish, to the depths of sulfur mines and to the top of Mount Stromboli to film and record. Then, evoking his feature-length films such as “Diary of a Schoolteacher”, “Half a Man” and “Bandits of Orgosolo”, Vittorio de Seta explains how filming other people also involves a certain amount of soul searching.

Windows on South cinema

"Windows on South cinema" offers a wide panorama of film creation of country such as Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, etc., by planning fictions and documentaries.

"Fenêtres sur le cinéma du Sud" offre un large panorama de la création cinématographique de pays tels que l'Algérie, le Liban, le Maroc, la Tunisie, etc., en projetant des fictions et des documentaires.

La Semaine de la Critique all over the world for its 50th edition

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        In May, La Semaine de la Critique will celebrate its 50th edition. Since in 1962, La Semaine de la Critiq...

Friday's pick at Fantasporto

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  BOUDU SAUVÉ DES EAUX de Jean Renoir (Fra) - 85 min. A classic masterpiec, funny to see it in fantasporto (in french, and quite an exception in the genre line of prgraming)  DUAS MULHERES de João Mário Grilo (Por) - 100 min. I tried...but portugese is too tough, no subtitles to help.   RED NIGHTS de L. Courtiaud e J. Carbon (Fra/HK) - 110 min. Missed that, the ending looked very Hong Kong style to me.   THE RITE de Mikael Hafstrom ...

Non-Multiplex Cinema

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by Stephanie Carrera By chance in August 2010, I went to a short-film festival and networking event called “Films in the City,” hosted by a London group called Non-Multiplex Cinema. It was at this fun, casual night that I got the chance to view two talented French filmmakers’ directorial debut, The Red Balloon. Despite this being their first directing effort, however, Alexis Wajsbrot and Damien Mace are no strangers to the film business. Both have worked in the visual ...

NEWSLETTER N° 486: November 27, 2010

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La-bas

Director: Jean Counet.
A father's phone call awakens the longing for a distant yet familiar place.

NEWSLETTER N° 475: September 3, 2010

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NEWSLETTER N° 474: August 26, 2010

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PEANUTS

Director: CECILE RITTWEGER.
Twenty-four hours in the life of a bulimic woman : she is full of energy but is the victim of her fantasies of control and perfection. She cuts off from the outside world and dwelve into desires she cannot deal with.

NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes gave a toast to Future of Festivals Filmfestivals.com and Xomo gathered 100 festival directors attending Cannes for a wine tasting reception. Our Cannes...

Agnès Varda has been awarded at the 25th edition of Guadalajara Film Festival

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Agnès Varda filmmaker, photographer, editor, composer, occasional actress and producer, will receive international homage and will be awarded with the Silver Mayahuel on the 25th edition of Guadalajara Film Festival. With over than 40 titles on her career, the international critic considers Agnès Varda as "the Nouvelle Vague lady". She studied at the Sorbonne and the Louvre Schoole and since 1949 she  ventured as a photographer and started reporting in different countries. ...

Thierry Fremaux sur le thème "Lumière"

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Thierry Fremaux sur le thème "Lumière"     Les frères Lumière, Auguste Lumière, né en 1862, et Louis, né en 1864, ont été parmi les premiers cinéastes, contribuant ainsi à la naissance du cinéma en 1895. Nés à Besançon, en France, ils ont déménagé à Lyon en 1870, où ils ont tous deux participé à une école technique. Leur père, Claude-Antoine Lumière, dirigeait une entreprise de photographie et de ses fils travaillaient pour lui. Lorsque Claude-Antoine a p...

Thierry Fremaux on "Lumiere"

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The Lumiere brothers, Auguste Lumiere, born in 1862, and Louis, born in 1864, were among the earliest filmmakers, contributing to the birth of film in 1895.  Born in Besancon, France, they moved to Lyon in 1870, where they both attended technical school.  Their father, Claude-Antoine Lumiere, ran a photography business and his sons worked for him.  When Claude-Antoine retired in 1892, Auguste and Louis began to create moving pictures.   They patented a number of significant processes lead...

Thierry Fremaux on “Lumiere”

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The Lumiere brothers, Auguste Lumiere, born in 1862, and Louis, born in 1864, were among the earliest filmmakers, contributing to the birth of film in 1895. Born in Besancon, France, they moved to Lyon in 1870, where they both attended technical school. Their father, Claude-Antoine Lumiere, ran a photography business and his sons worked for him. When Claude-Antoine retired in 1892, Auguste and Louis began to create moving pictures. They patented a number of significant processes leading up ...

The Global Film Village: Pierre Rissient: the silent connoisseur, and maker of stars, speaks out about the film “SILENT ARMY”

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by Marla Lewin Photo credit Jerry Schatzberg The French filmmaker Pierre Rissient appears in Todd McCarthy's documentary 'Pierre Rissient: Man of Cinema.' Pierre Rissient was originally a publicist. He has gone on to produce and direct films. He is most known for his auteur discoveries, and he has shared with me, his joy most recently, about spending time at a film festival in Lyon, France, where he has so many fond memories from his youth. It was there that he supporte...

Pierre Rissient: the silent connoisseur, and maker of stars, speaks out about the film “SILENT ARMY”

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The Global Film Village: Pierre Rissient: the silent connoisseur, and maker of stars, speaks out about the film “SILENT ARMY”by Marla Lewin Photo credit Jerry Schatzberg The French filmmaker Pierre Rissient appears in Todd McCarthy's documentary 'Pierre Rissient: Man of Cinema.' Pierre Rissient was originally a publicist. He has gone on to produce and direct films. He is most known for his auteur discoveries, and he has shared with me, his joy most recently, about spending time at a film fes...

NEWSLETTER N° 438: October 28, 2009

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NEWSLETTER N° 436: October 14, 2009

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NEWSLETTER N° 435: October 7, 2009

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