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Director: Xiaoling Zhu.
The movie was filmed over several seasons with the Dong people, farmers from generation to generation. I met the 12-year-old girl who plays A Qiu, the main character in the movie, in an isolated village with no road and very little electricity. I was struck by how she loved to study. She was already a “little intellectual”, and the first in her family to have learned to read and write. I decided to make the movie from her point of view. In the movie, she wants to become a writer because she loves legends, she loves to tell the stories she invents. Perhaps she feels the urgent need to record her culture and language, an unwritten language that could disappear. The movie is close to the “neo-realist” tradition. It is purely fictitious, inspired by true facts and characters. It shows the reality of those families in which the parents go to work in far-off cities, and the grandparents raise the children, in addition to working in the rice paddies. I am a native of this region and wanted to depict how, in day-to-day life, tradition and modern society sometimes meet, and sometimes don’t.

World Soundtrack Academy announces Discovery Of The Year 2010

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Every year the advisory board of the World Soundtrack Academy chooses a ‘Discovery of the Year’ to celebrate emerging film composing talent. Famous composers as Klaus Badelt, Antonio Pinto, Craig Armstrong, Michael Giacchino, Gustavo Santaolalla and last year’s Nico Muhly were discovered by the board. The nominees for 2010 are Abel Korzeniowski - A Single Man Hélène Muddiman - Skin Atticus Ross - Book of Eli Clinton Shorter - District 9 Sergey Yevtushenko - The Last Station Following the...

World Soundtrack Awards Announces 2010 Nominees

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The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the list of its nominees for the 2010 Awards to be presented in three categories: Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The names of the winners will be announced at the World Soundtrack Awards 10th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, October 23, the closing night of the Ghent International Film Festival.The nominees the World Soundtrack Awards 2010: Film Composer of the Year • Alexand...

Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cannes

Théâtre de La Licorne, Espace Miramar, Studio 13 et Cinéma le Raimu (Cannes) En présence de Daniel Prévost, Jeanne Labrune, Nicolas Boukhrief Maurizio Nichetti, Bruno Coulais, Nicolas Bary, Isabelle Mergault.... Et les Ogres de Barback en concert Pour fêter les 20 ans des Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cannes, Cannes Cinéma a choisi pour sa sélection thématique : «Cinéma et Cinéma». Ce thème s

20emes Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cannes du 10 au 16 décembre 2007

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Pour fêter les 20 ans des Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cannes, Cannes Cinéma a choisi pour sa sélection thématique : «Cinéma et Cinéma». Ce thème se déclinera de deux façons : des cartes blanches seront offertes à des professionnels du cinéma (réalisateurs, acteurs…) et une rétrospective présentera quelques films majeurs sur la représentation du cinéma au cinéma. Chaque jour, des séances de cinéma, projetées au Théâtre de La Licorne, à l’espace Miramar, au S...

Maurice Jarre tribute to be given during EFA in Berlin

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European Film Academy Honours Maurice JarreSpecial concert with Flemish Radio Symphonic OrchestraAs a highlight of the European Film Awards Weekend, the prestigious composers Bruno Coulais, Frédéric Devreese, George Fenton, Alberto Iglesias, Maurice Jarre, Zbigniev Preisner, Stephen Warbeck, and Gabriel Yared will be in Berlin for a special concert: On Friday, December 2, the Flemish Radio Symphonic Orchestra under Dirk Brossé will present La Musique de l'Image - European Film Composers in Co...

Winners of the European Film Awards

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At the European Film Awards Ceremony in Barcelona the European Film Academy announced this year’s award-winners: Gegen Die Wand, Head On winner of the Berlin Film Festival took best film, Mar Adentro took best director and best actor. Mar Adentro had also received in Hollywood the "Hollywood European Award" for best film.Award winners list:EUROPEAN FILM 2004:GEGEN DIE WAND (Head-On)directed by Fatih Akin, Germanyproduced by Wüste Filmproduktion/ Corazon International/ NDR/ ArteEUROPEAN DIRECT...

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