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Biutiful, An Essay On Privacy - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

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                                         Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is in unknown territory this year. The director presented his in-competition film, Biutiful, Monday at the Cannes Film Festival (Grand Theatre Lumiere 8:30 AM, 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM). This is Inarritu's first film without his usual screen writer, Guillermo...

Takeshi Kitano at Outrage press conference: "I'm a swinging pendulum."

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Japanese director Takeshi Kitano presented his newest film, Outrage, as part of the Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection Monday morning. The violent film focuses on the Yakuza, that is organized Japanese crime. Kitano said he made a conscious effort to break the boundaries of the stereotypical Yakuza genre, and to portray violence in an innovative, original way. The film, which lacks a predominant hero, has many different characters including Kitano himself. Kitano explained why he enj...

Mike Leigh Refuses to Respond

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Mike Leigh refuses to answer British journalist Richard Brooks' question at the press conference for Another Year at the Cannes film festival.  ...

Josh Brolin on Working with Woody Allen

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  Josh Brolin discusses what it's like to work with cinematic legend Woody Allen at the press conference for his newest feature, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, here at the Cannes Film Festival 2010.  ...

Tavernier gives insight to newly premeired film, La Princesse de Montpensier

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                  The French director, Bertrand Tavernier, premiered his in-competition movie, La Princesse de Montpensier, Sunday morning at the Cannes Film Festival. The historic and romantic film is based in France during 1562, the time of religious war between the Catholics and Protestants. A beautiful young aristocrat, Marie de Mezires, and one of the kingdom's most intrepid heroes, Henri de Guise, fall madly in love, but ...

Spa des Stars mixes work with relaxation during Cannes Film Festival

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                   It's not all work in the Palais des Festivals of Cannes. As the hustle and bustle of business starts each morning at the Cannes Film Festival, one might find some workers enjoying some relaxation. In a far right corner of the Marche, Spa Des Stars is providing clients with spa treatments, such as pedicures and massages. Giving the stressed, sleep-deprived professionals a chance of relaxation and a luxury of a few quite m...

The Ile de France Film Commission and Film London sign a partnership agreement in Festival de Cannes

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Olivier-René VEILLON, Executive Director of the Ile de France Film Commission, and Adrian WOOTTON, Chief Executive of Film London, signed a partnership agreement between the two Capital cities this afternoon (Friday May 14th) at the Cannes Film Festival at the Ile de France Region stand.  FILM LONDON and ILE DE FRANCE FILM COMMISSION have a common objective in promoting  their respective regions to national and international production companies. As such they have decided to put in place a f...

Woody Allen Premieres New Movie, 'You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger'

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            You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger by Woody Allen, filled Cannes with liveliness early Saturday afternoon. The film gathered more movie lovers and curious media than any other afternoon showing in the Grand Theatre Lumiere of the Cannes Film Festival. Fan hopefuls desperately searched for spare tickets and the lucky attendees filed in an un-organized, bulky line awaiting the gates to open.     Allen's film was set to capture me...

Press screening of Another Year met with positive response

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        The competitive film, Another Year, by Mike Leigh, received two thumbs up from the audience that walked out of the Grande Theatre Lumierethis Saturday morning. Leigh’s premier was an ensemble comedy drama that starredhis usual cast of Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, and Lesley Manville.Happiness and the passing of time are the themes that seem to percolate throughthe movie. One viewer expressed that Leigh seemed to display what doesn’tchange in our lives than w...

NEWSLETTER N° 465: may 13, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 465: may 13, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon returns to Cannes Filmfestivals.com and Xomo present the Future of Festivals...its Digital...toast !  Mingle Talk and Wine tasting at the Spa des Stars  May ...

Anticipation high for Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps premiere

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 With Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps premiering tonight, the streets of Cannes are buzzing off the charts. Oliver Stone's highly anticipated film has been generating even more talk since announcing its decision to push its release date from April to September, when Stone accepted Cannes' invitation to premiere his film at the 2010 festival. This will be Stone's first full-length film screening at the Cannes Film Festival, and Robin Hood's less-than-stellar reception only adds to the excit...

Short Film Corner: In Competition

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 This year's selection of short films in competition hails from the world over: from Israel to Brazil, Latvia to Australia, there is a little bit of everything in these intelligent, poignant short films.Edward Housden's Australian short Muscles tells the oft-recounted story of the "other" sibling--Richard's older sister Millie dreams of being a body-builder. With the rest of the boys in her neighborhood, she amuses herself with typically "male" activities: smashing the winds...

Another toast to the Future of Festivals from The Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes 2010

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Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes 2010 presents Future of Festivals Mingle talk and Wine tasting Presented by Filmfestivals.com and Xomo May 19th 8.00 to 9.30 You are cordially invited to the new installment of Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes, a series of panels and exchange arenas which wa initiated in Cannes 2007 and were further introduced in Locarno as official partner. The invited guests (festival directors attending Cannes) will have the opportunity to mingle w...

Rachid Bouchareb has written to the Cannes Film Festival

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Here is the text of his letter: “Over the last three weeks, there has been acrimonious debate concerning the screening of my film Hors La Loi, although the people taking part in this debate have not seen the film... Faced with such passion, and so as to restore some degree of calm in this over-heated context, it seems to me important to stress two points. - Hors la loi is a work of fiction, a saga that tells the story of three Algerian brothers and their mother over a period of more than t...

Cannes Film Fest Attendees - Write a Post for Tinsel & Tine

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An aquaintance attended Sundance this past fall and e-mailed me her impressions of the festival along with film reviews and pics. She became Tinsel & Tine's first official festival coorespondent. I'm hoping someone attending the Cannes Film Festival would enjoy doing the same thing. It doesn't have to be elaborate, daily, or time consuming, just e-mail me your thoughts, experiences, star sightings, film reviews or commentary to tinseltine@gmail.com to be posted on Tinsel & ...

Queue for The Strange Case of Angelica

People queuing outside the Debussy Theater in Cannes for the 11:00 AM screening of Manoel de Oliveira's The Strange Case of Angelica, part of the Un Certain Regard selection at the Cannes Film Festival 2010.

Cannes has opened, Robin Hood's team will hit the red carpet without Ridley Scott

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                              Director Ridley Scott has pulled out of the Robin Hood screening at the Cannes Film Festival this wednesday (Having recently undergone surgery, Scott had to decline invitation from Universal) Cate Blanchett and Russel Crowe were in town wwith producer Brian Grazer)  to  attend the photo call earlier today...

Download your Cannes iPhone application now and follow our videos, dailies...

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The festival opens tomorrow it is time for you to watch it for FREE on your iPhone, download the 2010 Festival de Cannes Fan Guide App called "CannesFilm". - in English and French - Find out what's on near you during the Festival- Watch videos and read blog posts from the red carpet brought to you by fest21.com and filmfestivals.com team of 15 contributors- View and submit photos from your phone to appear on our website- Facebook and Twitter integration- Browse upcom...

Hungarian Autuer Istvan Szabo Coming To Zlin

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  Oscar-winning director Istvan Szabo will be attending this year's Zlin Film Festival, the first major film event after Cannes. The Festival, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a number of special events, takes place in the UNESCO heritage city of Zlin in eastern Czech Republic from May 30 to June 6. Website: www.zlinfest.cz/en Szabo was born in Budapest in 1938 to an upper middle class Jewish family. His family were hidden by family friends during the Holo...

NEWSLETTER N° 464: may 6, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 464: may 6, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon returns to Cannes Filmfestivals.com and Xomo present the Future of Festivals...its Digital...toast !  Mingle Talk and Wine tasting at the Spa des Stars (next t...

The Golden Aruba Award to be offerered to filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci

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  The Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) announced today that legendary, Academy Award® winning filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci (The Last Emperor, Last Tango in Paris, The Conformist, The Dreamers) will be bestowed with The Golden Aruba Award for outstanding achievement in film at the inaugural Film Festival, taking place June 4-11, 2010. The announcement was made by AIFF Artistic Director Claudio Masenza. Serving as the Festival's most prestigious symbol of recognition, t...

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) nomination council

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  The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) today announced members of the 2010 APSA Nominations Council, comprising international film industry experts from eight countries drawn from high profile academic institutions, film festivals and film organisations across Asia-Pacific. The 2010 Council chaired by Professor Hong-Joon Kim (Republic of Korea) includes two new members: producer/ director Nan Achnas (Indonesia) and producer/author Peggy Chiao (Taiwan). Entries open toda...

NEWSLETTER N° 463: April 29, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 463: April 29, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon returns to Cannes Filmfestivals.com and Xomo present the Future of Festivals...its Digital !  Mingle Talk and Wine tasting at the Spa des Stars (next to Gray d'Albion) May 19th 7: 30 -9:00 CALLING ALL FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS ATTENDING CANNES...

New Film Festival Dedicated To American Indies Announced At Tribeca

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   Main Square, Old Town, Wroclaw, Poland The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, was announced this week during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The first edition of the AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL will be held from October 20 to 24, 2010 in the cultural heritage city of Wroclaw, Poland (featured this week in the New York Times as one of the hot travel ...

The American Film Festival launches in Wroclaw, Poland

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The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, was announced this week during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The first edition of the AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL will be held from October 20 to 24, 2010 in the cultural heritage city of Wroclaw, Poland (featured this week in the New York Times as one of the hot travel destinations in Europe). The event is being organized by the New Horizons ...
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