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Aspen Film Announces Aspen Filmfest 2012 Festival Program

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34th Annual Aspen Filmfest, October 2-7, 2012   Aspen Film announced today the official program for the 34th Aspen Filmfest, a six-day feast of film and fall color for movie lovers of all ages and inclinations. Opening night spotlights Wayne Blair's The Sapphires (10/2), following its successful and warmly received screenings at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals. Set in the late '60s and brimming with Motown hits, this effervescent portrait of Australia's answer to the Supremes is a ...

Irregular Seasoning

Director: Adrien Beau.
Irregular Seasoning is loosely inspired by the life of the French Marchioness de Brinvilliers (1630-1676). The Marchioness is a depressed woman of the French aristocracy who leads a dull life in her castle, dominated by her husband, an "important" man, her small daughter and the servants. Attempting to end her days with rat poison, she resolves to test it on one of her maids. Rather sucessfully. She discovers a passion for poisoning, and she considers it an art. One by one, she kills her husband, her daughter and the greater part of the well-bred people that come around for a visit. She finds her life’s purpose, yet her life ends with her being burned at the stake. In her finest garments, she happily meets her end having finally done something with her life. But even the Marquise knows, all good things must come to an end.

Stockholm's spotlights Love Stories this year

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The 22nd edition of Stockholm International Film Festival, 9-20 november will be screening 173 films from 44 countries. Visiting directors include Whit Stillman, Alejandro González Iñárrit, Sean Durkin and Joachim Trier.  Stockholm Lifetime Award will be awarded to Isabelle Huppert. Love is an eternal theme where every new film generation creates their own interpretations. The way love is depicted is an essential reflection of our time and society. With inspiration from our Visison...

What's cooking at Roma Fest 6th edition?

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Fifteen films in competition for the Official Selection of the sixth edition of the International Rome Film Festival (27th October - 4th November) featuring productions from all over the world.  Among many others, the scheduled films include Hotel Lux by Leander Haußmann, Babycall by Pål Sletaune, Hysteria by Tanya Wexler, Poongsan by Juhn Jaihong, The Eye of the Storm by Fred Schepisi with Geoffrey Rush and Charlotte Rampling, Une vie meilleure by Cédric Kahn with Guillaume Canet, Magic V...

Isabelle Huppert presents her latest film at the Ghent Film Festival

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French art-house cinema star, Isabelle Huppert will be in Ghent on October 18th to present her latest film at the Ghent Film Festival. Huppert stars in Mon Pire Cauchemar alongside Belgian national treasure, Benoît Poelvoorde (C’est Arrivé Près de chez Vous, Rien à Déclarer). The director is Anne Fontaine, who previously wrote and directeCoco Avant Chanel as well as writing the script for Atom Egoyan’s thriller, Chloe. Huppert has played in over ninety films since the start of her...

The nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010

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The official nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010                           BEST FILM AVATAR - James Cameron, Jon Landau AN EDUCATION - Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey THE HURT LOCKER - Nominees TBC PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE - Lee D...

The official nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2010

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BEST FILM AVATAR - James Cameron, Jon Landau AN EDUCATION - Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey THE HURT LOCKER - Nominees TBC PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE - Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness UP IN THE AIR - Ivan Reitman, Jason Reitman, Daniel Dubiecki OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILMAN EDUCATION - Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Lone Scherfig, Nick Hornby FISH TANK - Kees Kasander, Nick Laws, Andrea Arnold IN THE LOOP - Kevin Loader, Adam Tandy, Armando Iannucci, Jesse Armstrong, Sim...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2010 Coverage

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By Maria Esteves - September 27, 2009 The New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2010 Collections (MBFW/SS10) presented by IMG Fashion were held at the iconic runways in Bryant Park and off-site, September 10-17, 2009. Mercedes-Benz presented designer Narciso Rodriquez as this season's highest level of quality, dedication, and innovation in design. Day one Spring/Summer 2010 runway shows preceded "FASHION'S NIGHT OUT," the biggest global fashion industry celebration of style by...

The French Invasion of New York

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  BLUEBEARD (Catherine Breillat)  With French film master Alain Resnais kicking off the 47th edition of the New York Film Festival last evening with his Cannes Film Festival winner WILD GRASS, this year's event is another example of the New York audience love affair with French cinema. With French filmmakers and actors in town for the Festival, the premieres this week of Cedric Klapisch's PARIS and Anne Fontaine's COCO BEFORE CHANEL (starring Audrey Tautou), not to mention the on...

Rio de Janerio International Film Festival announces 2009 Line Up

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FESTIVAL DO RIO 2009 : 24 September to 8 October, 2009 Across 15 days, commencing September 24, the city of Rio de Janeiro once again becomes the official capital of cinema. Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival, will present more than 300 films from more than 60 countries, shown in around 40 locations, distributed between cinemas and sites around Rio.  This year's programme will include for the first time public events staged in 10 of the city's squares. Festival do...

"Coco avant Chanel" NY premiere

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Michael Barker, co-president and co-founder of "Sony Pictures Classic" thanked Tom Bernard for 18 years of existence. Michael stated, "I don't think we've had such a well dressed crowd. I would like to mention a few people behind the scene, an individual who is important to French film. Producer, Philippe Carcassonne. We worked together 20 years ago and it is great to be back together with him, Anne Fontaine, and Audrey Tautou. There is a strong support system within French Film where with eve...

"Coco avant Chanel"

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Michael Barker, co-president and co-founder of "Sony Pictures Classic" thanked Tom Bernard for 18 years of existence.  Michael stated, "I don't think we've had such a well dressed crowd. I would like to mention a few people behind the scene, an individual who is important to French film. Producer, Philippe Carcassonne. We worked together 20 years ago and it is great to be back together with him, Anne Fontaine, and Audrey Tautou.  There is a strong support system within French Fi...

Telluride Film Festival comes to a close

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Today marks the close of the 36th Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve. Twenty-four feature films played in the Festival’s main program, not including three Sneak Previews added throughout the four-day event. Telluride Film Festival’s celebration of art and film, set amongst the beauty of the Rockies, opened Friday, September 4 and closed today, September 7, 2009. The following unannounced Sneak Previews screened at the 36th Telluride Film Festival:UP IN THE AIR ...

Telluride in action (September 4-7, 2009)

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Telluride Film Festival (September 4-7, 2009), presented by the National Film Preserve is proud to announce its 2009 Festival program. Twenty-four new feature films will play in the Festival's main program; eleven revivals including six programmed by 2009 Festival Guest Director Alexander Payne; twenty-nine short films; and ten documentaries will screen in the Backlot program.  Celebrating works from over twenty-five countries, Telluride Film Festival opens Friday, September 4 and runs throug...

Telluride Film Festival preview

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Telluride Film Festival (September 4-7, 2009), presented by the National Film Preserve is proud to announce its 2009 Festival program. Twenty-four new feature films will play in the Festival’s main program; eleven revivals including six programmed by 2009 Festival Guest Director Alexander Payne; twenty-nine short films; and ten documentaries will screen in the Backlot program. Celebrating works from over twenty-five countries, Telluride Film Festival opens Friday, September 4 and runs through...

The Anti-Blockbuster: European Films On American Screens

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Film New York Editor Summer is the traditional time at movie multiplexes for blockbuster films from the Hollywood studios that tend to focus more on explosions and special effects than effective storylines. While there is no denying the box office clout of such films as TRANSFORMERS, TERMINATOR SALVATION and WOLVERINE, there are some less deafening art films that are also being released on American screens. Call it counter-programming, a strategy of offering a breather ...

Sarasota Film Festival highlights

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The 11th Annual Regal Entertainment Group SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL will get underway on Friday evening March 27, 2009 and run through Sunday, April 5, 2009. The Festival will be presented at Sarasota’s Hollywood 20 Cinemas with Opening Night at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Closing Night Tribute at the Sarasota Opera House, screenings and conversations at the Historic Asolo, and other area venues. This year’s Festival will present over 160 narrative, documentary and short films from t...

Unifrance takes French films around the world: January 2009

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A review of French films at festivals (selections, awards) and funding support for commercial release in January 2009. Festivals: delegations, selections, and awards (feature films) Unifrance’s 11th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris In keeping with its annual tradition, Unifrance welcomed this year 420 distributors from 45 countries, 34 French sales companies, 140 journalists from 25 countries, and around 100 artists at the Rendez-Vous event held in Paris over four days...

Toronto Film Festival Facts And Figures

Saturday, September 6-------The facts and figures of this year's  Toronto International Film Festival go something like this: 312 films from 64 countries, including 249 feature-length films, 76 per cent of which are world, international or North American premieres, and 61 of which are feature directorial debuts. Aside from close to 1500 international members of the press and the film industry, the Festival is also welcoming over 500 international stars and special guests on the red carpet. T...

Report on the 61st édition: success despite some rain at the end

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The closing ceremony for the 61st edition of the Locarno International Film Festival took place on Saturday August 16 on the Piazza Grande. The Golden Leopard was awarded to Parque via by Enrique Rivero (Mexico). This first feature is also the first Mexican film to win the Locarno Golden Leopard ever.Initial statistics on the 61st edition confirm the Festival's vitality and appeal to the public, the professionals and the press. The figures are inevitably affected however by the changeable weathe...

Report on the 61st édition: success despite some rain at the end

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The closing ceremony for the 61st edition of the Locarno International Film Festival took place on Saturday August 16 on the Piazza Grande. The Golden Leopard was awarded to Parque via by Enrique Rivero (Mexico). This first feature is also the first Mexican film to win the Locarno Golden Leopard ever.Initial statistics on the 61st edition confirm the Festival’s vitality and appeal to the public, the professionals and the press. The figures are inevitably affected however by the changeable weat...

Strong European Presence At Toronto FF

 by Sandy Mandelberger, Toronto FF Dailies Editor Wednesday, April 20-----With little more than two weeks to go before the opening of the Toronto Film Festival, it is appearing that the Festival will again be a prime showcase of European cinema. While films are still being announced, nearly 30% of the films presented will be of European origin. They will include heavy contributions from such stalwarts as Britain, France, Spain and Germany, but will also devote a considerable amount of screen ...

locarno Piazza Grande screenings

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The Piazza Grande programme for 2008 has 17 feature films confirmed to date, including 9 world premières. The selection is marked by a strong European presence, with five French (co)productions and five German films. The English language panorama varies, with three American films, two from the UK and one from Australia.Comedy and Social ChroniclesThe Festival will open with a major British film, screening as a european première, Brideshead Revisited by Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane) starring E...
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