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Inauguration of the Locarno's 65th edition

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The 65th edition of the Festival del film Locarno will open on Wednesday 1 August. At the traditional Welcome Cocktail - attended by Federal Councilor Alain Berset and by Mayor of the City of Locarno and Vice-President of the Festival Carla Speziali, as well as by representatives from cultural institutions and Swiss and Ticino politicians - President Marco Solari and Artistic Director Olivier Père will open this edition, in the presence of the numerous directors, actors and film pro...

Panorama Dokumente Programme Nearing Completion with 19 Films

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As in past years, the documentary sector appears to be consistently stabile, politically engaged and in its diversity well equipped for the cinema. Moreover, it's a treasure trove for themes that inspire fictional films.   On February 10, 2012, in Cinestar7, the Panorama Dokumente will open with The Reluctant Revolutionary by British director Sean McAllister. The film is about a Yemenite tourist guide who slowly abandons his professional distance towards the political "spring&...

JOSEPH BAIER'S ODE TO MORTALITY

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joseph baier directorThe End is My Beginning Tiziano Terzani,the intrepid Italian journalist who is the principal character in Joseph Baier's second feature The End Is My Beginning La fine è il mio inizio, is the polar opposite of  Vlado Taneski, the Macedonian crime reporter-serial killer whose horror story forms one of the three narrative strands in Milcho Manchewski's "Mothers". Unlike Taneski who wrote morbidly detailed accounts of the grisly murders of three old cleaning lad...

IFF APRIL 09, 2011

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• LA COMMUNE (PARIS, 1871) STARTS! One of the Festival’s most anticipated films, La Commune (Paris, 1871) lasts 345 minutes and reenacts history. The film will be shown in Pera in three installments at 11.00, 13.30, and 16.00. The screening will be attended by the son of the film’s director Peter Watkins, its editor and casting director Patrick Watkins.   • FROM THE KIRGHIZ CINEMA Kirghiz director Aktan Arym Kubat draws a funny and touching portrait of small-town ...

Shooting Stars Light Up The Sky In Tallinn

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  Six current Shooting Stars, an exclusive club of up-and-coming European actors that  are selected annually by an international jury and introduced at the Berlin International Film Festival by the European Film Promotion organization, are making an appearance in films being shown this week at POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.   With a strong focus on European cinema both in and out of competition, the Festival is one of the places to catch current trends and ...

KinÈo Cinema Italiano in Venice Awards I Vicerè

Sunday August 31st the award show of KinÈo Cinema Italiano took place at Hotel Des Bains – Visconti Hall. The Award, the first in the world voted by a large public, started 7 years ago on an initiative of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and is organized with the Italian Movie† Institutions, AGIS, ANEC and Rai Trade and the support of S. Pellegrino. The Kineo  Award is unique because it's voted by a large public (in about 500 theatres), by the readers of 18 widespread magazines and newspap...

KinÈo Cinema Italiano in Venice Awards "I Vicerè"

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Sunday August 31st the award show of KinÈo Cinema Italiano took place at Hotel Des Bains – Visconti Hall. The Award, the first in the world voted by a large public, started 7 years ago on an initiative of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and is organized with the Italian Movie† Institutions, AGIS, ANEC and Rai Trade and the support of S. Pellegrino. The Kineo Award is unique because it’s voted by a large public (in about 500 theatres), by the readers of 18 widespread magazines and newspa...

AFI Dallas in full swing with heavy line up

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 AFI DALLAS International Film Festival Presented by Target, Founding Sponsor Victory Park announces Helen Hunt's directorial debut, THEN SHE FOUND ME, as the festival's Opening Night Gala presentation and Stuart Townsend's BATTLE IN SEATTLE as its Closing Night Gala presentation.The eleven-day festival (March 27 - April 6), will feature 210 feature films and shorts with 290 screenings. Once again, the Target Ten Narrative and Target Ten Documentary Competition winners will receive two unre...

AFI Dallas in full swing

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AFI DALLAS International Film Festival Presented by Target, Founding Sponsor Victory Park announces Helen Hunt’s directorial debut, THEN SHE FOUND ME, as the festival’s Opening Night Gala presentation and Stuart Townsend’s BATTLE IN SEATTLE as its Closing Night Gala presentation.The eleven-day festival (March 27 – April 6), will feature 210 feature films and shorts with 290 screenings. Once again, the Target Ten Narrative and Target Ten Documentary Competition winners will receive two u...

Meet The New European Film Stars

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Sunday, February 10-------For the 11th consecutive year, the Berlin Film Festival is hosting the Shooting Stars initiative, a promotion effort to kickstart the careers of some of Europe's most promising actors and actresses. The program is sponsored by European Film Promotion, a pan-European organization of the continent's film promotion offices, who work together to spread the gospel about European film and film talents at film festivals and markets around the world. This year's talent pool ...

European Film Award Nominations

 Monday, November 5---------The European Film Academy has announced the nominations for the 20th European Film Awards during this past weekend's Seville Film Festival. Academy members, who number over 1800, will now vote for the winners, which will be presented at the European Film Awards Ceremony in Berlin on December 1st. The nominees and ultimate winners should give an indication of what European films will be nominated for Oscar and BAFTA Awards later this season.BEST EUROPEAN FILM4 LUNI, ...

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 ...

Fathers And Sons As A Potent Theme

 Saturday, September 15------The complex, competitive and ultimately loving relationship between fathers and their sons has been the potent theme of a number of films at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Perhaps it is only my own personal taste (after all, in a sea of over 350 films, one chooses to take the journeys that most resonate with one's own sensibilities), but the theme came up again and again in a group of very different films.The struggle for reconciliation between a ...

Fathers & sons a potent theme among films from Toronto

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The complex, competitive and ultimately loving relationship between fathers and their sons has been the potent theme of a number of films at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Perhaps it is only my own personal taste (after all, in a sea of over 350 films, one chooses to take the journeys that most resonate with one's own sensibilities), but the theme came up again and again in a group of very different films.The struggle for reconciliation between a demanding father and his reacti...

Italian Cinema unites to celebrate 60 years of the Cannes Film Festival

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This year the Italian film industry is joining forces to present a unified face in Cannes, based in the I-Club on the first floor of the Hilton Hotel on the Croisette. This was where the old Palais du Cinema operated until the 1980s, and where Directors' Fortnight is held today. In spite of the (unfortunate) absence of Italian titles in the main competition at this 60th Cannes Film Festival - though Italy retains its second place in the list of all-time Palme d'Or winners - the participa...

Nicole Kidman set to open inaugural RomeFilmFest

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Nicole Kidman is set to open the first edition of the RomeFilmFest. The Australian actress will be presenting the world premiere of Fur, by American director Steven Shainberg, at the grand opening gala on October 13th (at 20:00) in the Santa Cecilia Hall at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. “I love Italy, a country with which I feel a great affinity”, said Nicole Kidman, “and I am particularly proud to be present at the baptism of this important FilmFest”.Fur, based on the book ‘Diane...

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