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SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: CATHERINE DENEUVE

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ÉCU SPOTLIGHT: CATHERINE DENEUVE – THE QUEEN OF FRENCH CINEMA Catherine Deneuve: The queen of French cinema that winks at the Independent cinema by Alessia Massa If you have a love for film, you must have a certain appreciation for French cinema. From the Lumière brothers to today, the French cinema has contributed many masterpieces that have helped to write cinematography history. Independent cinema is able to strike the heart’s chords; it can make you smile, touch you,...

Cannes Film Festival Announces Its Competition Lineup

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  At a press conference held in Paris yesterday, the Cannes Film Festival unveiled the powerhouse lineup for its 64th edition to be held May 11 to 21 in the French Riviera resort town. The list of films playing in the Main Competition section is by a mix of established veterans and strong newcomers. Among the major auteurs represented are such established arthouse names as Pedro Almodovar, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Bruno Dumont, Terrence Malick and Lars Von Trier.   America...

French Cinema Now

The San Francisco Film Society, in association with the French-American Cultural Society, the French Consulate of San Francisco and Unifrance USA, presents French Cinema Now, Thursday, October 28Wednesday, November 3, at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema, One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level. The weeklong annual festival brings the most significant new work from one of the world’s most renowned filmmaking countries to discerning Bay Area audiences. FCN covers a broad spectrum of subject matter and genres, builds a comprehensive picture of the current moment in French cinema and delivers some of the country’s most vital filmmakers in person to San Francisco audiences.

12 movies from 12 countries will compete for the Best Film Award in the 4+1 Film Festival

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The singular 4+1 Film Festival MAPPFRE FOUNDATION- that will be held simultaneously in Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Ciudad de México, Madrid and São Paulo from November 11th to the 14th of 2010- will have 12 movies from 12 countries in its first edition’s competitive section. Prestigious filmmakers such as Gus Van Sant, Jane Campion or Agnes Varda and new top directors as Filipino Raya Marin, Cambodian Rithy Pann or Argentinean Pablo Agüero, among others, will be competing for the B...

4+1 Film Festival competitive line up

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12 movies from 12 countries will compete for the Best Film Award in the 4+1 Film Festival Madrid, October 11 2010The singular FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE 4+1 FILM FESTIVAL- that will be held simultaneously in Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Ciudad de México, Madrid and São Pablo from November 11th to the 14th of 2010- will have 12 movies from 12 countries in its first edition’s competitive section. Prestigious filmmakers such as Gus Van Sant, Jane Campion or Agnès Varda and new top directors as Filipino Raya ...

Nathalie Baye Feted At Montreal FF

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  The Montreal World Film Festival will pay tribute to the celebrated French actress Nathalie Baye, who will be in Montreal to present a selection of her films. One of the most well-respected and versatile French actresses of her generation, Nathalie Baye has enjoyed a lengthy career that has included multiple César awards and a wide variety of roles. She has been the muse of many of the great directors of the French screen, such as Alain Cavalier, Nicole Garcia, Jean-Luc Godard, Toni...

Where will the Festival de Cannes be in five years time?

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A note from the President Politics, allegedly, is the art of answering questions you haven’t been asked. I won’t be doing that today. People often ask: where will the Festival de Cannes be in five years time? The only question that I find important is that of the future of independent, auteur cinema, and thus the future of film festivals, as they are basically the same thing. For a long time I believed that cinema was a kind of royal processional road along which one went from Lu...

Support For European Cinema

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SAME BUT DIFFERENT (Detlev Buck, Germany)  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor With nearly a third of the films on offer in Toronto coming from the European continent, the Festival is a very important launching pad for both established and emerging talents to make an impression in North America. That is why the support of the European Film Promotion organization, a conglomeration of the governmental promotion offices from across the continent, is so vital ...

55 European films to be backed by European Film Promotion's at Toronto

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Record breaking number of films to be supported by FSS at the Toronto International Film Festival Creation by Jon Amiel Photo: Liam Daniel // Copyright: RPC Nature LtdAs a strong supporter of quality European Cinema and one of the most prestigious festivals worldwide, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF, September 10 - 19, 2009) is top of the list for European Film Promotion's (EFP) marketing tool Film Sales Support (FSS). Aiming to help European cinema to be seen outside of Europe, FS...

Era New horizons competition line up

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The heart of the 9th edition of the ERA NEW HORIZONS International Film Festival, which begins its 11-day marathon of film premieres, special events and music concerts on July 23, is the NEW HORIZONS International Competition. This year’s program includes a selection of 14 premieres of a truly international roster of filmmakers, covering a mix of genres and styles to offer a survey of the best in international cinema. This year, three awards will be granted: the Grand Prix for Best Film, award...

European And Asian Films Dominate New Horizons Competition

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  HELEN (UK)  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival  Dailies Editor The heart of the 9th edition of the ERA NEW HORIZONS International Film Festival, which begins its 12 day marathon of film premieres, special events and music concerts on July 23, is the NEW HORIZONS International Competition. This year’s program includes a selection of 14 premieres of a truly international roster of filmmakers, covering a mix of genres and styles to offer a survey of the best in international c...

NEWSLETTER N° 418: May 29th, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 418: May 29th, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. DISCOVER FESTIVALEXPRESS, THE ONE CLICK FILM SUBMISSION AND MANAGEMENT SOLUTION Filmmakers: register your film and select the Festivals marked as Yes for "Submission accepted". More info . ...

Newsletter N° 416: May 20th, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 416: May 20th, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Meet us in our office in Cannes Palais 05.10 Looking forward to meeting all our festivals organizers friends attending Cannes this thursday May21st at 5.30 for a french wines and rare california winestastin...

Un Certain Regard: "Irène" by Alain Cavalier

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Cineaste Alain Cavalier will be screening his new film-confession, Irène, at Un Certain Regard. It explores the same inner terrain as his 2005 film Le Filmeur, which garnered the Prix de l’Intimité that year. Small digital camera in hand, Cavalier dives into the memories he set down in his diaries from the early 1970s, in search of the essence of Irène, the love of his life, who was killed in a car crash… "She's at the door," Alain Cavalier confesses. "For years, I’ve...

Programme Monday May 18h 2009

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COMPÉTITION - Grand Théâtre Lumière 8:30 am, 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm: LOOKING FOR ERIC by Ken Loach – 1h56 11:30am and 10:30pm: ANTICHRIST by Lars Von Trier – 1h44 UN CERTAIN REGARD - Salle Debussy 11:00 am and 4:30 pm: IRENE (Irene) by Alain Cavalier - 1h25 2:00 pm : INDEPENDENCIA by Raya Martin - 1h17 10:00 pm: DOGTOOTH by Yorgos Lanthimos – 1h36 CANNES CLASSICS - Salle Buñuel 3:00 pm: A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY (Gu Ling Jie Shao Nian Sha Ren Shi Jian) by Edward Y...

Festival international du Film Court de Paris : pour faire court allez y!

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Festival international du Film Court de Paris 11 au 18 mars 2008 Cinéma l'Arlequin 76 rue de Rennes 75006   COMPETITIONS   Compétition Francophone (7 programmes : 36 films) La Compétition Francophone nous livre le meilleur de la production francophone de l'année. Chaque projection de film est suivie d'une rencontre avec le(s) réalisateur(s) et les équipes des films. (+ d'infos)   Panorama National Compétitif (8 prog...

French Films and Directors at IFFR 2006 Rotterdam

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French cinema will once again be out in force at the 35th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. This year’s rich and varied selection lines up both entirely French made films by either confirmed or new generation directors as well as numerous co-productions with worldwide countries.Internationally renewed French film makers will be topping the bill in this year’s main programme, with Patrice Chéreau’s GABRIELLE, Alain Cavalier’s THE FILMMAN (LE FILMEUR) and Michael Hanek...

Big Names at the 34th Festival du Nouveau Cinema

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The Festival of Nouveau Cinema de Montréal (FNC) announces eight new titles and one retrospective among the 150 enticing offerings on the program for the 34th edition, which will be held from October 13 to 23 at Ex-Centris, Cinéma Impérial, Cinémathèque québécoise, the Hall Theatre at Concordia University, Cinéma du Parc, and the Studio at the Just for Laughs Museum.Programming Director Claude Chamberlan is proud to announce the world-premiere screening of PETIT POW! POW! NOEL, Robert Mo...

Death of Mr. Lazarescu by Cristi Puiu Wins Un Certain Regard

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The Death of Mr. Lazarescu from Romanian director Cristi Puiu was awarded the Un Certain Regard-Fondation GAN Prize, bestowed by the Jury headed by American director Alexander Payne. This sort of road-movie in an ambulance follows the nighttime trip of 63-year-old Mr. Lazarescu, who is sick and living alone in an apartment with three cats. La Fondation GAN pour le Cinéma, in association with the Un Certain Regard section, awarded this prize worth 30,000 euros to the French distributor of the fi...
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