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European Films Find Homes In North America

 Wednesday, March 21------Despite soggy weather and a rather unenthusiastic response to most films at the Cannes Film Festival, there are a number of deals to announce for European films that have found homes with U.S. distributors. The films, all screening in either the official sections of the Festival or in the Cannes Film Market, will all be released theatrically in the United States in the next few months.IFC Films has been among the busiest companies on the Croisette. The company has acqu...

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...

European Films And Talents Poised For Oscar Gold

 Friday, February 22--------European films and talents are poised for Oscar wins, when the golden statuettes are handed out at the Kodak Theater this coming Sunday in Los Angeles. For the past three months, there has been a lingering cloud of doubt about whether the ceremony was going to happen at all. A strike by the Writers Guild of America, that effectively shut down film and television production and forced the cancellation of the Golden Globe Awards, was only recently settled, in part beca...

"My Blueberry Nights," by Wong Kar Wai opens IndieLisboa 2008

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International Independent Film Festival of Lisbon officially opens on the 24 April with the film: «My Blueberry Nights», by Wong Kar Wai. From the same director of «2046», «Chungking Express» or «In the Mood for Love», «My Blueberry Nights» has a suit of very well known actors (Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman) and with Norah Jones in the leadig role. The film shows us a young woman who went on a demand for herself, after a love deception. Her demand leads h...

Palm Springs FF: A Kinder, Gentler Sundance

 Tuesday, January 15---------The Palm Springs International Film Festival, which just ended its run on Sunday, has the distinction of being the first festival event of the New Year. The Festival, now in its 19th year, prides itself on its international scope and its diverse programming strands. The Festival screens nearly all of the international films up for Academy Award consideration in the Best Foreign Language race, along with choice indie gems and some heavy hitter studio projects. In man...

Palm Springs FF: a kinder, gentler Sundance

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The Palm Springs International Film Festival, which just ended its run on Sunday, has the distinction of being the first festival event of the New Year. The Festival, now in its 19th year, prides itself on its international scope and its diverse programming strands. The Festival screens nearly all of the international films up for Academy Award consideration in the Best Foreign Language race, along with choice indie gems and some heavy hitter studio projects. In many ways, it is the kinder, gent...

FIPRESCI's "Best Foreign Language Film of 2007" to Croatian "Armin"

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From almost all national submissions to the Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film, a jury of FIPRESCI selected at the Palm Springs International Film Festival (USA, January 3-14, 2008) — its first special award of the year, the "Best Foreign Language Film of 2007": "Armin" by Ognjen Svilicic (Croatia 2007) The jury presented also prizes for best actor and actress. Best Actress: ex equo Anamaria Marinca and Laura Vasiliu in "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" (4 luni, 3 saptamani si 2 zil...

Palm Springs Festival awards "When she found me"

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The 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival came to a successful close on Sunday, January 13, 2008 and announced this year's award winners at a luncheon at Spencer's Restaurant. The Festival, which ran from January 3-14, 2008, screened 212 films from 66 countries, including 65 premieres and 55 of the 63 foreign entries for this year's Academy Awards. Palm Springs' increasingly popular Festival continues to expand its diverse programming of quality independent and foreign films, se...

European Film Awards: The Year of The Romanian Film

Tuesday, December 4----------The year 2007 will be remembered for many things.....but one of the biggest surprises, at least in the worlds of film and media, has been the emergence of the former Communist state of Romania as the hottest film producing territory, not only in Europe, but also worldwide. Of course, a few international arthouse hits does not a thriving industry make, but if one wanted to get a sense of where the energy and inspiration in contemporary cinema could be coming from next...

4 Months, 3 Weeks...wins best film and best director at the European Film Awards

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WINNERS AT THE 20th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS At the European Film Awards 2007, the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced the following winners:EUROPEAN FILM 20074 LUNI, 3 SAPTAMINI SI 2 ZILE (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), Romania directed by Cristian Mungiu produced by Mobra Film SRLEUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2007Cristian Mungiu for 4 LUNI, 3 SAPTAMINI SI 2 ZILEEUROPEAN ACTOR 2007Sasson Gabai in BIKUR HATIZMORET (The Band’s Visit)EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2007Helen Mirren in THE QUEENEUROPEAN SCREENW...

Indian film star Shahrukh Khan inaugurates 38 IFFI; Goa to "stay" as venue

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GOA, India, Nov 24, 2007: The 38th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-07) got off here with Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan inaugurated the event late Friday. Politicians also pledged that India's premier festival would continue to be hosted in this small coastal state that New Delhi wants to build into an "Indian Cannes". Shahrukh Khan called IFFI a pride of the nation. Recognizing the contribution of the common citizen in raising the popularity of cinema, he said, "Let's d...

Winners at the Stockholm International Film Festival

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The jury now presents its selection for the 18th Stockholm International Film Festival. The film that leaves Stockholm with the 16 lb Bronze Horse 2007 comes from Romania, and tells a gripping story of illegal abortion and societal control. The Bronze Horse for best feature 2007 goes to 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days by Cristian Mungiu. Mungiu’s gripping account of his native Romania and its totalitarian past takes the form of a story about a young woman helping her friend to undergo an illegal ...

Indian film star Shahrukh Khan inaugurates 38 IFFI; Goa to "stay" as venue

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GOA, India, Nov 24, 2007: The 38th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-07) got off here with Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan inaugurated the event late Friday. Politicians also pledged that India's premier festival would continue to be hosted in this small coastal state that New Delhi wants to build into an "Indian Cannes".Shahrukh Khan called IFFI a pride of the nation. Recognizing the contribution of the common citizen in raising the popularity of cinema, he said, "Let's dedicate the 38th...

IFFI Goa takes off India's west coast at Goa Today

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Panjim, GOA INDIA, November 23: The 38th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-07) takes off later today in the former Portuguese colony of Goa, on the west coast of India.Mainstream Indian Bollywood film actor Shahrukh Khan will be the chief guest, scheduled for Friday evening (India is five-and-half hours ahead UTC).The inaugural lamp -- a traditional mark of inaugurations done in India -- will be lit with the assistance of Priyamani, a rising star of southern cinema. Inaugural function ...

Four Months 3 weeks 2 days The opening film of the festival

The International Film Festival of India will open with the most celebrated film of the year ‘FOUR MONTHS, THREE WEEKS, TWO DAYS" directed by Cristian Mungiu from Romania.  The film won the prestigious Palme D'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival this year and has received wide critical acclaim all over the world.  The Director Cristian Mungiu and the leading actress of the film Anamaria Marinca will attend the gala opening ceremony on 23rd November 2007 at the Kala Academy in Goa.  Th...

Rencontres internationales de cinéma à Paris - 13e édition du 27 novembre - 4 décembre 2007

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Le Forum des images hors les murs organise la 13e édition des Rencontres internationales de cinéma à Paris, du 27 novembre au 4 décembre, au Reflet Médicis et à l'Arlequin. Après trois années passées sous le ciel d'été, le festival reprend ses quartiers d'hiver. Depuis sa création en 1995, le festival est le rendez-vous du cinéma indépendant contemporain. Une occasion pour le public de découvrir des films inédits et de voir le travail de cinéastes talentueux. Au programme, quatr...

Goa Film festival to open with 4 Months, 3 weeks...

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The Romanian winner of the Palme d'Or and the FIPRESCI Award at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days", will be the opening movie of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which begins in Goa Nov 23.The film is set in communist Romania in the final years of the Nicolae Ceausescu era. It tells the tragic story of two students, roommates in the university dormitory, who try to arrange an illegal abortion for one of them in the late 1980s.After making its worldwide d...

Ten Burning Questions: 4 month, 3 weeks, 2 days (AFI Day 4)

By JOHN WILDMAN, Contributing Writer When a film lands in your theatre with the critics' worthy buzz that Cristian Mungiu's 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS does, there can be a tendency to regard it strictly as a "broccoli movie." You know, "you really should watch it because it's good for you" kind of film. And all too often we opt for the popcorn movie in the Cineplex next door. In this case, that

Nominations for the European Film Awards

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At the Seville Film Festival the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced the nominations for the 20th European Film Awards.The 1,800 EFA Members will now vote for the winners which will be presented during the Awards Ceremony on 1 December in Berlin.Nominated are:EUROPEAN FILM 20074 LUNI, 3 SAPTAMINI SI 2 ZILE (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), Romania directed by Cristian Mungiu produced by Mobra Film SRLAUF DER ANDEREN SEITE (The Edge of Heaven), Germany/Turkey directed by Fatih Akin ...

London Film Festival: It's A Wrap!!!

 Friday, November 2--------This was my first time at the London Film Festival, a storied event that just concluded its 51st edition, making it one of the oldest and most venerated film festivals in the world. London is a great city and it does have a great film festival.....an event that delivers an equal measure of star power and filmmaker discoveries, includes intimate special events and gala premieres, and also serviced the professional industry and aspiring filmmakers. The series of market...

London Festival Finishes with a Flourish

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Tonight, The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival rounded off a record-breaking year with THE DARJEELING LIMITED. This year’s 51st Festival hosted 185 feature films and 133 short films from 43 countries, 412 screenings and 515 visiting international filmmakers, over 1000 industry professionals including a record 191 buyers and sellers, and the highest ever audience attendance. International glamour on the red carpet featured throughout the Festival’s 16 days. Wes Anderson was joined by Jason ...

Riding The New Wave of Romanian Cinema

 Monday, October 22---------On Saturday, veteran film journalist Nick Roddick led a provocative discussion on the sudden emergence of film gems from what had seemed like a most unlikely source: Romania. 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS, 2 DAYS (which is screening at the London Film Festival) was the surprise winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival (a first from the cinema of that rather unknown and misunderstood country). Attention is definitely focused on the former Communist state as a ...

Feature and short film competition at Cotbus: look East

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17. FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema: 6.-10.11.200780 The festival will feature films from 25 countries and explore everyday life and visions of our East European neighbours1. The feature film and short feature competitions Ten films from ten countries of Eastern Europe were nominated for the feature film competition. Eight of the selected films will have their German premiere in Cottbus. This year's focus region of ex-Yugoslavia will also have a particularly high profile ...

Hollywood Film Festival's Prizes

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The 11th Annual Hollywood Film Festival's "Hollywood Awards(r)" ceremony, honoring independent filmmakers and established Hollywood professionals, was held last night before a standing-room-only audience of over 1,200 Hollywood Film Festival(r) attendees at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.The festival, presented by STARZ, announced this year's winner of the "Hollywood Movie of the Year Award" -- Zach Snyder's "300" -- which was chosen by the public voting online at the Yahoo! Movies we...

A Red Carpet Weekend At The London Film Festival

 Sunday, October 21--------It has been a busy weekend on the Red Carpet at the London Film Festival. Friday night saw the UK Premiere of three exciting new films, which could not be more different. First was the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS, 2 DAYS, directed by current hot Romanian director Cristian Mungiu. The film, which is the current frontrunner for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, is a harrowing account about one woman’s odyssey of desperation in 1980s Roman...
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