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Eight Italian films to hit Hong Kong theatre this September

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        Set to spark a fervent interest in contemporary Italian cinema among Hong Kong moviegoers, “Cine Italiano! – Italian Film Week in Hong Kong”, a one-week showcase of eight finely selected Italian films, will run from 21 to 26 September 2012 at The Grand Cinema. Curated by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) and Zetema Progetto Cultura, and presented by City of Rome, Rai Cinema, CineCittà Luce, the Consulate Gene...

Silent Trailer by L. Rezan YESILBAS receives Palme dOr for best Short

SHORT FILMS Palme d'Or SESSIZ-BE DENG (Silent) by L. Rezan YESILBAS Award Winners - Closing ceremony © FIF/LF

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Cannes Jury awarded Hanneke with Love and Palme d'Or for Amour

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Tonight, during the Closing Ceremony of this 65th Festival de Cannes, the official Jury presided over by Nanni Moretti revealed the award winners. Bérénice Bejo hosted Audrey Tautou and Adrien Brody on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière to award the Palme d’or to the best film among the 22 in Competition.   Claude Miller’s Thérèse Desqueyroux starring Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche and Anaïs Demoustier, was screened at the end of the ceremony. ...

Meet the President

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Nanni Moretti: President of the jury                                               Philippe Antonello Director In 1969, Nanni Moretti debuted in the water polo first division and in 1970 he played in the national youth team. In 1973, he made his first short film. In 1976, he made his first feature-length film, I am Self Sufficient, filmed on Super 8 film, which w...

Thai cinema and the Thai film industry to shine during Thai Night 2012

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Cannes' Thai Night 2012 Friday May 18th, 2012 at 6:00pm Grand Salon, Intercontinental Carlton Cannes     Presided by Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi, Thai Night 2012 will be the occasion to celebrate another banner year for Thai cinema. Palme d'Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul is back in the official selection with "Mekong Hotel".  Also present in Cannes this year is an ec...

Tim Roth to be preside of the Un Certain Regard Jury

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English actor and director Tim Roth will be the president of the Un Certain Regard Jury, part of the Festival de Cannes Official Selection, for which twenty films will be announced at the same time as those for the Competition during the press conference on April, 19th. He is an English actor who began his career in television before moving on to cinema with The Hit directed by Stephen Frears, Tim Roth made his first appearances at Cannes with Reservoir Dogsand Pulp Fiction b...

Short films featured at the 65th Festival de Cannes

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Whereas the Official Selection for feature films will be presented on Thursday 19 April, the Official Selection for short films is being unveiled in an exclusive preview. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, presided over by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, will reward the best films from the Short Film Competition and the Cinéfondation Selection. Short Films Competition   Competing for the 2012 Short Film Palme d'or, ten films have been selected from among the 4,500 films that were submitted...

Romanian Oscar Entry 'Morgen' at PSIFF

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    Question: What do you get when you mix ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ (USA, 1987) and ‘The Visitor’ (USA, 2007), minus all sex and violence? Answer: Something a little bit like ‘MORGEN’ (2010, Romania) by Romanian director Marian Crisan, but also totally different.   There is almost nil violence in this film; rather, it is paradoxical in its nature using a very tough subject of much heated contention and portraying it in such a gracef...

A retrospective of Wim Wenders

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  2nd. Malatya International Film Festival will be held from 18th to 24th November 2011.  With the support of the Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation and Malatya Governorship, festival is led by Malatya Governor Ulvi Saran and organized by World Mass Media Research Foundation.  The Festival will be bringing the best Wim Wenders films to the festival goers in Malatya this year.  One of the most important representatives of the ‘New German Cinema’, Wim Wend...

Arab Film Competition Jury for Narrative Film at Third Annual DTFF

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Acclaimed Syrian director Mohammed Malas will be joined by internationally renowned filmmakers and actors to form the Arab Film Competition Jury for Narrative Films at the third annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF). The news came as the Doha Film Institute (DFI) announced the jury for the inaugural DTFF Arab Documentary Film Competition, which will be led by pioneering and award-winning British documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney, Battle for Haditha, Biggie & Tup...

Boy with a Bike by the Dardenne brothers to inaugurate the FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE's 4+1 Festival in Madrid

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Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne will inaugurate the second edition of the FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE's 4+1 Film Festival in Madrid with Boy with a Bike (2011), the film that won the Jury Prize in the last edition of the Cannes Film Festival. The 4+1 Festival will be held simultaneously from October 26th through the 30th in Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Mexico City, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro, and its Guest of Honor will be Japanese filmmaker Naomi Kawase, who will be present at the Main H...

Naomi Kawase, Guest of Honor at the second edition of the MAPFRE FOUNDATION's 4+1 Festival

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  Japanese film director Naomi Kawase, who competed for a Palme d'Or at the last edition of the Cannes Film Festival with her film Hanezu no Tsuki (2011), will be the Guest of Honor at the second edition of MAPFRE FOUNDATION's 4+1 Film Festival. This competition, which is held simultaneously in Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro from October 26th through October 30th 2011, will honor this filmmaker's prolific career by screening the key titles in her filmogr...

movie review CONTAGION

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CONTAGION Starring: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet,  Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, Laurence Fishburne, Gwyneth Paltrow,Elliot Gould,Jennifer Ehle Director:  Steven Soderbergh ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Could the virus in  Steven Soderbergh's new, star-studded film, Contagion be a metaphor for Original Sin? Ok, there's no slithering serpent as in the Garden of Eden but a bat (Eve?) eats of a rotten fr...

MORGEN at SFF 2011

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MORGEN (2010) screened 'IN FOCUS' at this year's Sarajevo Film Festival, SFF, 2011. Director Marian Crisan attended the festival in support of his multiple award winning film. To read more about the film at SFF: http://www.sff.ba/film/show/id/1585 Read below a review of the film MORGEN.  This definitely seems to be a year full of films about the ever increasing global situation of international border crossing… from ‘For A Moment, Freedom’ (2009, Iran) to ‘Illeg...

59th San Sebastian Film Festival - Classic retrospective. JACQUES DEMY

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   In its 59th edition, San Sebastian Festival will dedicate a complete retrospective to the work of French filmmaker Jacques Demy (Pontchâteau, 1931-Paris 1990), a figure key to French cinema who pumped surprising new breath into the musical genre. Although initially grouped with other young directors belonging to the nouvelle vague movement,Demy's work eventually became so unique and difficult to classify that he set off along his own, absolutely personal path. His original approach t...

Dirty Old Town Interview

Dirty Old Town Watch ÉCU's interview with the filmmakers behind Dirty Old Town, a gonzo hit showing the darker side of Manhattan. Regardez l'entretien d'ÉCU avec les realisateurs de Dirty Old Town, un film Gonzo qui se traite du côté sinistre de Manhattan. A Shared Palme D'Or

Cannes 2011 winners: watch the trailers

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Click to view the trailers of the winning films. Palme d'Or THE TREE OF LIFE by Terrence MALICK The Tree of Life - Official Trailer [VO-HD] par Eklecty-City Grand Prix BIR ZAMANLAR ANADOLU'DA (Once Upon A Time In Anatolia) by Nuri Bilge CEYLAN THE KID WITH A BIKE by Jean-Pierre & Luc DARDENNE Award for the Best Director Nicolas WINDING REFN for DRIVE Jury Prize POLISS by MAÏWENN Best Performance for an Actor ...

Cannes 2011 Winners, watch the trailers

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Click to view the trailers of the winning films. Palme d'Or THE TREE OF LIFE by Terrence MALICK The Tree of Life - Official Trailer [VO-HD] par Eklecty-City Grand Prix BIR ZAMANLAR ANADOLU'DA (Once Upon A Time In Anatolia) by Nuri Bilge CEYLAN THE KID WITH A BIKE by Jean-Pierre & Luc DARDENNE Award for the Best Director Nicolas WINDING REFN for DRIVE Jury Prize POLISS by MAÏWENN Best Performance for an Actor ...

NEWSLETTER N° 510: May 23, 2011: Cannes wrap up dailies and Awards‏

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'Tree of Life' wins Palme d'Or, best actress for (absent) Lars van Triers' movie

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The official Jury of this 64th Festival de Cannes, presided over by Robert De Niro, revealed this evening the prizes winners during the Closing Ceremony. Mélanie Laurent hosted Jane Fonda on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière to award the Palme d'or to the best film among the 20 in Competition. Christophe Honoré's closing film Beloved starring Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni,  Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel and Milos Forman, was screened at the end of the...

'Tree of Life' wins Palme d'Or, best actress for (absent) Lars van Triers' movie

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The official Jury of this 64th Festival de Cannes, presided over by Robert De Niro, revealed this evening the prizes winners during the Closing Ceremony. Mélanie Laurent hosted Jane Fonda on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière to award the Palme d'or to the best film among the 20 in Competition. Christophe Honoré's closing film Beloved starring Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel and Milos Forman, was screened at the end of the ceremony in the presence ...

WINNERS OF THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED

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  Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) for best film-- "The Tree of Life" directed by Terrence Malick (United States)Grand Prix runner-up prize-- "Once Upon A Time In Anatolia" directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey) and "The Kid With A Bike" directed by Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (Belgium)Best director-- Nicolas Winding Refn (Denmark) for "Drive"Best screenplay-- Joseph Cedar (Israel) for "Footnote"Best actress-- Kirsten Dunst (United States) for &qu...

Short-film auteurs dream big at Cannes

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It reportedly costs 95 euros ($135) for a short film to be considered for Cannes (AFP/File, Anne-Christine Poujoulat) By Robert MacPherson (AFP) CANNES, France — Jordan Bayne came to Cannes looking for distribution for her dramatic short "The Sea is All I Know", if not to catch a movie or two. Soon she realised that, for an independent film-maker, the real value of turning up at the world's biggest film festival lies in the networking possibilities -- and...

Eccentric road movie with Penn wows at Cannes

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US actor Sean Penn (AFP, Francois Guillot) CANNES, France - A risk-taking road movie starring Sean Penn as an ageing 1980s pop star in search of his father's Nazi tormentor emerged as a front-runner Friday as the Cannes competition wound down. "This Must Be The Place", named for the Talking Heads song recently covered by Arcade Fire, both of which feature in the film, is the latest Cannes contender by Italian iconoclast Paolo Sorrentino. Bearing a strong resembla...

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