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Michael Haneke Remake Opens In US

 Friday, March 21-------It is a very rare thing indeed for a European director to have the opportunity to remake a small art film in another language (the only other recent example was Dutch director George Sluizer’s THE VANISHING). But Michael Haneke is that rare director. The English-language version of his domestic thriller FUNNY GAMES, originally shot in his native Austria in the German language and starring Ulrich Muhe (the Stasi spy in THE LIVES OF OTHERS) has just opened in the United ...

A sneak peak Nordic countries films to compete for the Oscar from the Scandinavia House

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On January 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11, 2008, Scandinavia House will present a special sneak preview of all five films chosen by the Nordic countries to compete for the Oscar nomination for the category of Best Foreign Language Film, 2007 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. They have been selected by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden as the best films released in those countries in 2007. Scandinavia House is pleased to present Jar City (Mýrin), January 7, directed by Baltasa...

Festival of German Films in London celebrated its 10th jubilee

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Thefestival has been showing German films in London with increasing success over the past 10 years. This November again saw many aficionados of German cinema coming to the Curzon Soho arthouse cinema. Apart from the opening film 8 MILES HIGH (DAS WILDE LEBEN) there were sell-out performances for another six films.Director Achim Bornhak, lead actress Natalia Avelon and producer Dietmar Guentsche were able to see that the wild life of Uschi Obermaier and her friends still have a great appeal in Lo...

The French Film Festival UK to launch new version

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The biggest and starriest showcase of French cinema ever seen will be presented around the UK during March 2006 – in both independent and multiplex cinemas.The Renault French Film Festival 2006 - a new fusion of two events that previously have promoted le cinema français in the UK, will deliver a stimulating and, at times, challenging array of films in nine key locations: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee.The French Film Festival UK which...

Gotham Awards Winners will be awarded Nov 30

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The 15th Annual Gotham Awards Winners will be awarded at the ceremony on November 30 in New York City. Executive Director Michelle Byrd said the nominees were selected by three separate nominating committees composed of critics and film programmers. Nominees for a final competitive juried award, Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You (for films yet to receive theatrical distribution), will be announced in early November. A jury of peers will decide the winning selections in all six categori...

First Libertas Film Festival Announced in Dubrovnik

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Five Days of International Film in the City of DubrovnikThe 2005 Libertas Film Festival kicks off its inaugural season August 26th through August 30th with a palate of intelligent and provocative cutting edge films from around the world. Nestled in the breathtaking sea-side city of Dubrovnik, this cozy and intimate festival will offer 20 features and a number of short films from cultures and countries dedicated to enriching the spirit of freedom (LIBERTAS) in independent film. With strong suppor...

Roundup of festival awards winners

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The current busy film festival season has harvested a bonanza of awards for worthy films at a number of film festival events. The Provincetown International Film Festival, which held its ninth and most successful session from June 14 to 19, announced a host of awards at its Gala Closing Night Party at the Boatslip Resort overlooking beautiful Cape Cod Bay.The Best Dramatic Feature prize was won by HEIGHTS, the multi-character drama starring Glenn Close and James Marsden. The film, directed by Ch...

Philadelphia highlights

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For 14 Days, the Festival Presents 259 Features, Documentaries, Animated Films and Shorts from 42 Countries, including 31 World or US PremieresAwards go to Malcolm McDowell and Steve Buscemi; New Festival Award Named for Archie Perlmutter 2005 Programs Demonstrate Festival’s International Flair and Philadelphia Roots New Films from Araki, Miike, Ozon, Solondz, Wenders and Van Gogh -- his last film; 46 First-time Directors include Actors David Duchovny, Peter Riegert(Philadelphia—March 22, 20...

John Pierson joins SXSW (South by Southwest )

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SXSW Announces Call For Entries and Festival UpdatesThe 2005 edition of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has announced its annual call for entries. Submissions in all categories are now being accepted by the festival, and applicants can submit via the festival Web site (www.sxsw.com/film). The 2005 festival will be held March 11-19, 2005 in Austin, TX."After the wild success of the 2004 festival, we're very excited to begin planning the programs for March 2005," says Ma...

Untold Scandal replaces 2046 as EIFF closing film

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The 58th Edinburgh International Film Festival has announced a new Closing Night film for 2004 ­ the UK Premiere of Untold Scandal ­ E J-yong˜s magnificent South Korean remake of Dangerous Liaisons, replacing Wong Kar-Wai˜s 2046, which will not finish editing until the beginning of September. In addition to forfeiting its UK premiere at EIFF˜s Closing Night, 2046 is also unavailable to screen at Toronto, Vancouver and San Sebastian Film Festivals, and will now be released in the UK in Janua...
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