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the Palme d'Or

Michael Haneke's "Amour", winner of the FIPRESCI Grand Prix

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The award will be presented at the opening gala of the 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) awards its Grand Prix for Best Film of the Year to AMOUR, directed by Michael Haneke. The award is the result of votes cast by members of FIPRESCI, 225 critics worldwide, for any feature-length film premièred internationally during the previous year. The prize will be presented at the opening gala of the San Sebastian Festiv...

Board Member updates: Volker Schlöndorff to give master class at MWFF

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Volker Schlöndorff to give master class at MWFF The noted German director, board member of the prestigious European Film Academy, Volker Schlöndorff, will give a master class at the upcoming Montreal World Film Festival it was announced. “Volker Schlöndorff is one of key members of the New German Cinema, that group of young filmmakers who, with talent, imagination and a daring choice of subjects, radically changed postwar German cinema,” said MWFF President Serge Losique. “...

Volker Schlöndorff to give master class at MWFF

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The noted German director, board member of the prestigious European Film Academy, Volker Schlöndorff, will give a master class at the upcoming Montreal World Film Festival it was announced. “Volker Schlöndorff is one of key members of the New German Cinema, that group of young filmmakers who, with talent, imagination and a daring choice of subjects, radically changed postwar German cinema,” said MWFF President Serge Losique. “It is a great privilege to be hosting his master...

Karlovy Vary 2012, echoes and encores, with a Certain Geriatric Regard!

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Besides the customary unveiling of new and upcoming talent from far and wide which is the hallmark of this festival,  Karlovy 2012 provided such an extensive look at film history that these selections alone could have constituted an entire festival on their own.  Among digitally restored new prints of landmark old films were Fellini's "La Strada, 1954, which among other things made burly actor Anthony Quinn into an arthouse icon, and Miloš Forman's "Fireman's Ball" (1967) the...

'Thai Night Cannes 2012'

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    'Thai Night' On Friday, May 18th, 2012, her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi spoke to press and invited guests at the prestigious ‘Thai Night’ event during the 65th Cannes Film Festival. The event took place at the Grand Salon of the Intercontinental Carlton and was held to honor and promote filmmaking in Thailand. New Thai Cinema has recently put itself on the map with a burgeoning of national Thai cinema which became mo...

Thai Night Cannes 2012

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'Thai Night' On Friday, May 18th, 2012, her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi spoke to press and invited guests at the prestigious ‘Thai Night’ event during the 65th Cannes Film Festival. The event took place at the Grand Salon of the Intercontinental Carlton and was held to honor and promote filmmaking in Thailand. New Thai Cinema has recently put itself on the map with a burgeoning of national Thai cinema which became most famous with the 2010 ...

The Cannes 2012 award winners comments

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After the presentation of the awards at the the closing ceremony, the award winners met for a press conference. One by one, they answered questions from  journalists. Excerpts. Michael Haneke, winner of the Palme d'or for Love (Amour) The story I tell is based on the promise my wife and I made to each other: not to separate in a situation like the one in the film. We see that all the time and it is a widespread problem. I experienced it in my own family and that is what pushed me to mak...

'LA PLAYA D.C.' at 65th Cannes Film Festival

On the Palme d'Or terrace after interview with Columbian director Juan Andrés ARANGO of 'LA PLAYA D.C.' (2012) at 65th Cannes Film Festival. photo by Vanessa McMahon

The Palme d'Or was awarded to Love (Amour, Liebe...) by Michael Haneke, a second one after The White Ribbon

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Michael Haneke received his award from Adrien Brody and Audrey Tautou. Michael Haneke © AFP The director said: "I am very happy to be with my actors on this stage, it makes me less shy. I would like to thank the entire Jury and Thierry Fremaux, who gave me the opportunity to present this film here. Thanks to everyone who helped me make this film. Thank you to my wife, who has been supporting me for many years. This film is in part an illustration of the promise that ...

The Palme d'Or - Short Film was awarded to L.Rezan Yesilbas for Sessiz Be-Deng (Silent).

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After receiving his award from Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Kylie Minogue, the prizewinner said: "I'd like to thank the jury for choosing me. It is very important for me to receive this award from Jean-Pierre Dardenne. I'm very excited to be talking in front of so many filmmakers. And thank you to my team." ...

JP Dardenne to head the Jury for the Cinéfondation and Short Films

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 © Christine Plenus   On 23rd May, the Festival de Cannes will welcome the jury for the Cinéfondation and short films, presided over this year by Jean-Pierre DARDENNE (Belgian director, scriptwriter and producer), who shared the honours of the Grand Prix with his brother Luc for The Kid with a Bike in 2011, after winning two Palmes d'Or, first in 1999 for Rosetta and then in 2005 for The Child, and the prize for best screenplay in 2008 for Lorna's Silence. The ...

Nanni Moretti - a Retrospective in London

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ITALIAN CINEMA LONDON is proud to present a retrospective of the film director Nanni Moretti, from 12 - 15 April 2012 at Riverside Studios.This retrospective is a long-overdue tribute to one of the most originalpersonalities of Italian cinema - don't miss it!The programme showcases a selection of the best films by the Italian filmdirector. Highlights include The Son's Room, winner of the Palme d'Or in2001, Dear Diary, a confessional journey into the self and The Caiman,inspired by anti-Berlusco...

Golden Globe winner, The Artist (2011) nominated for an Academy Award!

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    THE ARTIST (2011) had its world premier in Cannes last May where it won Best Actor (Jean Dujardin) and was nominated for the Palme d'Or. Recently it won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musicaland, Golden Globe Best Original Score - Motion Picture Ludovic Bource, and Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Thomas Langmann. The Oscar nominations have now been announced and THE ARTIST holds heavy at the top o...

Nanni Moretti will be President of the Jury of the 65th Festival de Cannes to be held from May 16 to 27, 2012.

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  When accepting the invitation, the Italian actor and director said: "This is a real joy, an honour and a tremendous responsibility to preside over the jury of the most prestigious festival of cinematography in the world, a festival that is held in a country where film has always been treated with interest and respect. As a director, I was always very moved when my films were presented at the Festival de Cannes. I also have very happy memories of my experience as a ...

French Director Hazanavicius announced his next project on the war in Ceceniaat Capri Hollywood

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  FROM «THE ARTIST» TO CECENIA WAITING FOR THE GOLDEN GLOBES AND THE OSCARS French director Hazanavicius received the Best Film Award for his black & white movie at «Capri, Hollywood» where he announced his next project: a feature-film inspired to a Fred Zinnemann movie: «A contemporary story with a woman as a leading character »                        ...

Hazanavicius: from the Artist to the blast of the war in Cecenia

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French director Hazanavicius received the Best Film Award for his black & white movie at «Capri, Hollywood» where he announced his next project: a feature-film inspired to a Fred Zinnemann movie: «A contemporary story with a woman as a leading character » From the poetry of silent cinema to the blast of the war in Cecenia: French filmmaker Michael Hazanavicius, director of the "The artist" - one of the greatest favourites in the race for all the Awards 2012 - announced his next project, fea...

The River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival opens 11th edition

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  The River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival hosts a focus on Nobel Prize-winning poet Rabindranath Tagore, with screenings and talks, plus films in competition and special sections.   The River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, directed by Selvaggia Velo, had its first edition in Florence in 2001 as the world's first festival entirely devoted to films from and about India: a mirror on the culture of an ever-growing, ever-changing subcontinent. ...

ÉCU's top 5 things to do in Paris in November

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ÉCU's top 5 things to do in Paris in November Although the beginning of November is another milestone on the way to the deep midwinter, don’t despair! ÉCU has come up with a calendar of great things to do in and around Paris in the world of cinema. Even though the arrival of autumn spells the end of our Indian summer, thanks to the Festival d’Automne there will be lots to keep everyone’s mind off the gloom outside. Since 1972, the festival has offered challenging contemporary cul...

The River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival preview

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  The River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival hosts a focus on Nobel Prize-winning poet Rabindranath Tagore, with screenings and talks, plus films in competition and special sections.   The River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, directed by Selvaggia Velo, had its first edition in Florence in 2001 as the world's first festival entirely devoted to films from and about India: a mirror on the culture of an ever-growing, ever-changing subcontinent. Now in...

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...

Review of the Palme d'Or The Tree of Life

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Metaphysical in its narrative, ambitious in its goal, epic in its scale, and gorgeously beautiful and surreal in its visual style and art design, “The Tree of Life” is Terrence Malick’s career-summation work, a film he has been wanting (and destined) to make for decades. Read about Lubezki’s stunning imagery http://www.emanuellevy.com/comment/tree-of-life-creating-the-stunning-visuals/   A provocative and challenging film on any number of levels, Malick’s long...

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

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7 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 510: May 23, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly    Contact the Editor to Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 111 952 film professionals....

'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 ...

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...
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