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Carl Th. Dreyer Takes Center Stage at CPH PIX

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In April 2012 Danish feature film festival CPH PIX and Lynch Company present the World Premiere of Stuart Lynch's film-theatre work 'Dreyer, The Tyrannical Dane' - a tribute to a director labeled both a tyrannical sadist, a misunderstood genius and one of the World's greatest filmmakers ever. A Crossover of Film and Theater The film-theatre work explores the enigmatic Carl Theodor Dreyer's fascination with the struggle and power of women and the transformational magic of light and compos...

4 of Dreyer's greatest works are currently being prepared for DCI-compliant digital cinema screenings by Europe's Finest

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Digitisation brings diversity to the movies - Dreyer's classics now at Europe's Finest   Carl Theodor Dreyer is besides Fritz Lang and Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau considered to be one of the masters and visionaries of the silent film era. In collaboration with the Danish Film Institute four of Dreyer's greatest works are currently being prepared for DCI-compliant digital cinema screenings by Europe's Finest and will shortly be ready to be booked.   The films O...

The Luis Buñuel Retrospective at the Berlinale

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The Retrospective at the Berlinale this year was devoted to Luis Buñuel, an odd choice perhaps for the German capital, but exceedingly valuable as it offered viewers not only the familiar surreal landmarks of the 1920s and those from the end of his long career, but also a look at just about everything that came between, when the director was earning a living churning out all sorts of films in France, Spain, Mexico and the US as producer, uncredited director, and writer.Many of these have been f...

The Luis Buñuel Retrospective at the Berlinale

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The Retrospective at the Berlinale this year was devoted to Luis Buñuel, an odd choice perhaps for the German capital, but exceedingly valuable as it offered viewers not only the familiar surreal landmarks of the 1920s and those from the end of his long career, but also a look at just about everything that came between, when the director was earning a living churning out all sorts of films in France, Spain, Mexico and the US as producer, uncredited director, and writer.Many of these have been f...

Berlinale Retrospective 2008: Luis Buñuel and Specials

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This year’s Luis Buñuel Retrospective will commence and conclude at the Volksbühne with two special presentations focusing on Buñuel’s famous directorial debut: his silent film Un chien andalou (France 1929) is to be screened four times, and each time it will be accompanied live by different works of contemporary music. On February 9, 2008, Un chien andalou will be shown alongside another masterpiece of surrealistic film, Jean Epstein’s La chute de la maison Usher (The Fall of the House...

The Danish Film Fest returns to LA early October

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The Danish Film Fest: LA returns to Los Angeles October 4-11 to celebrate the richness of the Danish storytelling tradition, as well as expose the culture’s unique Nordic lifestyle to an international audience, it was announced by Festival Founders and filmmakers Lene Pels Jørgensen and Christian Ditlev Bruun. Presented by the Scandinavian American Arts Foundation in collaboration with the Royal Danish Embassy, Washington and the Danish Trade Commission, Los Angeles, this year’s event wil...

Copenhagen Fest Masterclasses with Stephen Frears

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Come close to some of the masters of film – amongst others Stephen Frears, Ghita Nørby and cinematographer Robby Müller. Copenhagen International Film Festival is proud to present Robby Müller as a member of this year’s festival jury. At Copenhagen International Film Festival from 21 September to 1 October, it will be possible to meet some of the masters of film and get a unique insight into their universe. During the festival, the Danish Film School and Cinemateket will be the setting fo...

Dreyer is back on the big screen At Copenhagen Film Fest

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At Copenhagen International Film Festival it will not only be possible to see the latest film by Denmark’s most significant film director today, Lars von Trier, but also to enjoy the work of the greatest Danish film maker of all times, Carl Theodor Dreyer.The fact that no less than two of his films - Thou Shalt Honour Thy Wife and Day of Wrath - have been chosen to be part of the official Canon of Danish Art and Culture, underlines that Dreyer’s films play an important part in Denmark’s cu...

Past Golden Lions list

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Golden Lions and major awards of the Venice Film Festival 1932: No official awards. Prizes awarded by the public.1934: Teresa Confalonieri by Guido Brignone (Coppa Mussolini for best Italian film); Man of Aran (UK) by Robert Flaherty (Best foreign film).1935: Casta Diva by Carmine Gallone (Coppa Mussolini for best Italian film); Anna Karenina (USA) by Clarence Brown (Best foreign film).1936: Squadrone bianco by Augusto Genina (Coppa Mussolini for best Italian film); Der Kaiser von Kalifornien ...

Films Day 2

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Today's films from the official selection are:Nominees for the Golden PalmNobody Knows (Daremo Shiranai) is by Kore-Eda Hirokazu (Japan), and his film Distance was in the official selection in 2001. His fourth feature treats the true story that took place in 1988 "Affair of the Four Abandoned Children of Nishi-Sugamo" where four children fathered by different men and abandoned by their mother learn how to survive and talk care of each other.Consequences Of Love (Le Conseguenze Del...

Bergamo Film Meeting awards James 'Journey

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BERGAMO FILM MEETING AWARDS JAMES’ JOURNEYThe 22nd edition of Bergamo Film Meeting (13-21 March), one of Italy’s veteran cinema festivals, came to a close, awarding its main prize, the Golden Rosa Camuna, which takes its name from the Northern Italy town’s effigy, to James’ Journey to Jerusalem. First feature by widely-appreciated Israeli documaker Ra’anan Alexandrowicz, James’ Journey to Jerusalem, which premiered last year at Cannes’ Quinzaine, is an astonishingly subtle and insi...

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