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Demy time in San Sebastian

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Retrospective on Jacques Demy at the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival The season will be presented by hi widow Agnès Varda, Mathieu Demy and Rosalie Varda   The 59th San Sebastián Film Festival will be devoting a comprehensive retrospective to the work of the French filmmaker Jacques Demy (Pontchâteau, 1931- París, 1990), a key figure in French cinema who breathed fresh life into the musical genre. Although initially linked with the young directors who formed part of the nouvelle v...

Melancholia, a review

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‘Melancholia’, dictionary description… “a mental condition and especially a manic-depressive condition characterized by extreme depression, bodily complaints, and often hallucinations and delusions”.Smash ceremony to pieces. Hype, ego, pomp, sensationalism, formality, persona, ceremony… Blow it to smithereens and what is left? A whole new way of looking at the world around us, whether real or imaginary, an altered perspective. Well, we’ve all seen that Lars von Trier is a fan of ...

MELANCHOLIA...

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‘Melancholia’, dictionary description… “a mental condition and especially a manic-depressive condition characterized by extreme depression, bodily complaints, and often hallucinations and delusions”.Smash ceremony to pieces. Hype, ego, pomp, sensationalism, formality, persona, ceremony… Blow it to smithereens and what is left? A whole new way of looking at the world around us, whether real or imaginary, an altered perspective. Well, we’ve all seen that Lars von Trier is a fan of ...

MELANCHOLIA...

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‘Melancholia’, dictionary description… “a mental condition and especially a manic-depressive condition characterized by extreme depression, bodily complaints, and often hallucinations and delusions”.Smash ceremony to pieces. Hype, ego, pomp, sensationalism, formality, persona, ceremony… Blow it to smithereens and what is left? A whole new way of looking at the world around us, whether real or imaginary, an altered perspective. Well, we’ve all seen that Lars von Trier is a fan of ...

The Mournful Maturity Of Miranda July

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  For 37-year-old performance artist, writer and filmmaker Miranda July, life is a series of lessons about loss, mortality and the inescapable feeling that time is slipping away. And yet, despite these heavy themes, her depiction of a kind of blank and ironic human comedy has been the hallmark of her style. This maddeningly passivity has clearly connected with some and infuriates others. Well, both these camps will have much to react to as July’s sophomore film effort THE FUTURE starts it...

Anarchy in zirmunai

Director: Saulius Drunga.
Young provincial girl Vilė comes to the big town with ambitions about high education. She tries to find a rented apartment for living and meets boyish looking and wearing a T-Shirt with anarchy sign on it girl Sandra. From her first days in the big town Vilė gets a perfect guide — always strong and optimistic Sandra. Under Sandra’s anarchistic philosophy’s leadership Vilė leisurely throws away her provincial modesty and fears, but incidental meeting with member of big town’s punk community overturn all her new views. Vilė understands that Sandra’s “anarchy” has nothing to do with alternative underground culture…

FILM FORUM ZADAR: NEW STIMULI FOR EUROPE

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Author: Jan Wilms Saturday, 2. July 2011 09:00 For the second time, the Film Forum Zadar will take place in Croatia in August. Its exceptional position in Europe has meanwhile been recognised by the film industry. Founder and director is the Oberhausen-based film maker Sergej Stanojkovski. An Interview. 2010LAB.tv: You founded the Film Form Zadar in 2010 and in 2011, it was already part of the "Producers Network" within the framework of the "Marche du Film" ...

Avenue de France

Director: BLASCO Didier.
Kamal, wearing jeans, a black leather jacket and a four days' beard, is peacefully walking in the street to send his baby to sleep. After a police check, he ends up accused of having stolen, his own child. An ordinary evening in France: suspicion and denial of justice, life under lock and key, behind the video surveillance camera.

Cinema Q Film Festival - July 14th - 17th

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Opening Night Film:PHOTOS OF ANGIE7pm - Thursday, July 14th This haunting yet hopeful documentary tells the story of Angie Zapata, a transgender teen who was murdered in rural Greeley, Colorado in 2008. The film moves between the trial of her killer, Angie's brief life and self-discovery told through family and friends, and the fruition of national hate crime legislation with Angie's case very much in the foreground as it was the first time that a transgender murderer was successfully prosecut...

Sea of Desires

Director: Shota Gamisonia.
It is one day in the life of two friends Moscovites. Their Moscow has got a real sea, the southern sun and home-made wine.

Chicago 48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie—write, shoot, edit and score it—in just 48 hours.

On Friday night you get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in your movie. 48 hours later, the movie must be complete. Then it will show at a local theater, usually in the next week.

In 2010 nearly 40,000 filmmakers made 3,000 films in in 80 cities on five continents.  This year marks the 10th anniversary of the 48 Hour Film Project, marking an exciting year for us and with close to 100 participating cities, it's our biggest year yet!  As you may or may not know, the top films every year go to the Cannes Film Festival to be featured as part of the Short Film Corner.  Sadly, Chicago has never sent a representative to this international stage.  This year, we'd like to change that - so bring your game face to Chicago's 2011 Film Weekend (July 29th - 31st).

Register now at 48hourfilm.com/chicago

SMUGGLER

Director: Katsuhito Ishii.
After it failed in actor’s dream, 25-year-old Kinuta does nothing but going to pachinko parlor every day. Deceived by a young hoodlum, he is even burdened with a large sum of debt. Kinuta starts a high paid job to carry “things” from the underworld for the debt repayment. The so-called “smuggler” job is to carry and dispose of dangerous things. One day, he is asked to carry a dead body… Now the outsider must face to a situation of live or death. “Don’t be buried in the undesirable everyday life and turn into the scum o the earth.” At the crucial moment in his life, the weakest hero Kinuta rises up and takes action. “You can’t just run away all the time!” Being surrounded by the impressive characters from underworld, Kinuta stands on his own feet at the very first time in his life and accomplish a miracle.

“Ingmar Bergman: Truth and Lies” exhibition at the Ghent Film Festival

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On the initiative of and in collaboration with the Ghent Film Festival, the Province of East Flanders presents “Ingmar Bergman: Truth and Lies”. The exhibition, organized by the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin, in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, California, delves into the career and personal life of the legendary Swedish director. It will run from 4 October 2011 to 15 January 2012 in the Caermerskloos...

A Tale of Two Cannes Sensations

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Lars Von Trier       Jafar Panahi  The 64th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is now history, but two standout personalities on opposite poles of the spectrum have defined this year as one of the most unusual in memory. In one corner, we have the Danish filmmaker provocateur Lars Von Trier whose verbal missteps about Nazism at his press conference led...

End of Cannes Film Festival 2011

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Now that the Cannes Film Festival has come to the end of its 12 day run, we can say that 2011 was full of change and excitement! Lots of fun, but definitely lots of work and preparation as well! The Closing Ceremony dished out all the glamour that we have come to expect from the Cannes Film festival, and DeNiro was more than willing to play the part as this year’s Jury President, distributing the coveted trophies to the winning directors and stars of the evening. Despit...

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

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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...

Absent Iranian wins Cannes directing prize

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  Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof (AFP/File, Rafa Rivas) AFP CANNES, France — Iranian dissident Mohammad Rasoulof won the Cannes prize for best director in the Un Certain Regard section Saturday but could not attend because of "Kafkaesque" authorities at home. Rasoulof's wife received the prize for "Be Omid e Didar" (Goodbye) on his behalf after mounting speculation about whether the director, who is appealing a lengthy jail sente...

Film-noir 'Drive' shifts Cannes into high gear

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  Canadian actor Ryan Gosling (AFP, Anne-Christine Poujoulat) CANNES, France - The Cannes film festival got a shot of high-octane drama on Friday with "Drive," a violent film-noir thriller set in Los Angeles, rich in Detroit iron and inspired in part by the Brothers Grimm. Canadian actor Ryan Gosling stars in Danish auteur Nicolas Winding Refn's tale of a solitary Hollywood stunt-car driver and part-time wheelman for armed robbers who morphs into a cold...

NEWSLETTER N° 509: May 20, 2011: Cannes 1st week‏

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Stars at Cannes turn out for AIDS charity event

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Uma Thurman poses upon arrival to the 2011 amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Benefit Gala (AFP/File, Martin Bureau)  CANNES, France — Monaco's Prince Albert II and his bride-to-be Charlene Wittstock joined other celebrities on Thursday for an AIDS fundraising gala on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival. Founded by the late Elizabeth Taylor, whose portrait looked down on the revellers, the fundraiser for the American AIDS research foundation amFAR is the biggest of its ...

Film-maker Lars von Trier 'accepts' Cannes ban

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Lars von Trier poses during the photocall of "Melancholia" (AFP/File, Francois Guillot) Lars von Trier poses during the photocall of "Melancholia" (AFP/File, Francois Guillot) Cannes barred provocative Danish director Lars von Trier Thursday amid a growing backlash over his remarks about Adolf Hitler, but his film remains in the race for the festival's top prize. Blackballing one of Europe's most prominent film-makers, festival organizers declared the 55-year-o...

Nazi kicked out of Cannes

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Lars von Trier poses during the photocall of "Melancholia" (AFP/File, Francois Guillot)Cannes barred provocative Danish director Lars von Trier Thursday amid a growing backlash over his remarks about Adolf Hitler, but his film remains in the race for the festival's top prize.Blackballing one of Europe's most prominent film-makers, festival organizers declared the 55-year-old auteur "persona non grata" -- telling him in effect to stay away from the world's biggest cinema jamboree.In a statement, ...

Fun Facts about Festival de Cannes

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A little over halfway done with Festival de Cannes now! How about some pretty impressive fun facts and numbers to give you an idea of how big this production is? 2km: The total length of red carpet unraveled over the duration of the festival; carpets are changed three times a day. 6: New languages were added to the Cannes website last year to stress the festival’s international character. 15%: The percentage of their annual turnover that Cannes hotels earn in just 12 ...

Film-maker Lars von Trier apologises for Hitler remarks

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CANNESDanish director Lars von Trier apologised on Wednesday for remarking at the Cannes film festival that he sympathised "a little bit" with Adolf Hitler.    "If I have hurt someone this morning by the words I said at the press conference, I sincerely apologize," he said in an email sent to AFP by Meta Louise Foldager, a producer of his latest film "Melancholia".    "I am not anti-Semitic or racially prejudiced in any way, nor am I a Nazi." ...
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