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The Downfall

NEWSLETTER N° 488: December 11, 2010

Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film professionnals every week. _______________________________________  FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT Masterclass with Apichatpong Weerasethakul at Thessaloniki This year's winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival...

Honoring European Icon Bruno Ganz

   Bruno Ganz in WINGS OF DESIRE (Wim Wenders) Veteran Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, best known for his role as Adolf Hitler in the biopic "The Downfall", will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at tonight's European Film Awards, to be held for the first time in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Ganz was born in Zürich to a Swiss mechanic father and a northern Italian mother. He knew from an early age that he wanted to be an actor and found his first success in live thea...


HAMBURG -- BEN BECKER'S TOUR DE FORCE AS AN EXTRAORDINARY"ORDINARY JEW" by Alex Deleon, September 29, 2005 for <>"Just an Ordinary Jew" ('Ein Ganz Gewohnlicher Jude') directedby Oliver Hirschbiegel of the Berlin Bunker drama "The Downfall", andstarring Ben Becker in a mesmerizing 89 minute screen  monologue, turned outto be the capstone of the Hamburg film festival.  Based on a recent bookby Swiss author Charles Lewinsky, ...

Just an Ordinary Jew one of Hamburg Fest capstones

"Just an Ordinary Jew" ('Ein Ganz Gewohnlicher Jude') directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel of the Berlin Bunker drama "The Downfall", and starring Ben Becker in a mesmerizing 89 minute screen monologue, turned out to be the capstone of the Hamburg film festival. Based on a recent book by Swiss author Charles Lewinsky, this heady piece of work adresses itself to the thorny issue of what it means to be a Jew in contemporary Germany. Emanuel Goldfarb, a German journalist of Jewish heritage, but not a...

Santa Barbara International Film Festival awards

The 20th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival has announced the winners of the 2005 festival competition, as well as next year’s festival dates, February 3-12, 2006.Winners were selected by the following jury members:American Independent Jury: Joe Dante (director, “The Howling” and “Gremlins”), Clark Peterson (producer, “Monster”) and actor Perry Lang (“The Big Red One” and “Eight Men Out”).Spanish and Latin American Film Jury: Cynthia Hargrave (former Music Ex...