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Potiche

Gérard Depardieu stars in the film Potiche (2010) which screened in the Emirates Palace theater this week in Abu Dhabi. Gerard made the audiences laugh with his good humor and pot belly.    The film was an average family comedy taking place in 1977. Funny at moments and a bit bland for its stark more spicy competition.

NEWSLETTER N° 473: August 20, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 472: August 20, 2010 THE SUMMER WRAP NEWSLETTER Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter re...

Gérard Depardieu To Give Master Class In Montreal

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  For devotees of French cinema, it doesn't get much better than this. Gérard Depardieu, the bad boy-turned-eminence grise of French cinema, will give a master class on the cinema at the Montreal World Film Festival on the Festival's final day of September 6. The celebrated French star will reflect on his craft, his experiences with the great film directors of his era and on his vision of the contemporary cinema. “It was in Montreal, in 1983, that Gérard Depardieu received h...

NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010

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.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes gave a toast to Future of Festivals Filmfestivals.com and Xomo gathered 100 festival directors attending Cannes for a wine tasting reception. Our Cannes...

Making Fuck Off by Fred Poulet joins the Official Selection

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Making Fuck Off by Fred Poulet is joining the Official Selection. It will be presented in Special Screening on May, 21th at 21pm in the Buñuel theatre. Macking Fuck off is a super 8 mm documentary about the shooting of Mammuth. Directed by Benoit Delépine and Gustave Kervern, Mammuth which released in France last April 21st stars Gérard Depardieu, Isabelle Adjani, Anna Mouglalis and Yolande Moreau. Fred Poulet, whose first  work was Subsitute in 2006, says about his last film: “On...

Making Fuck Off by Fred Poulet is joining the Official Selection

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It will be presented in Special Screening on May, 21th at 21pm in the Buñuel theatre. Macking Fuck off is a super 8 mm documentary about the shooting of Mammuth. Directed by Benoit Delépine and Gustave Kervern, Mammuth which released in France last April 21st stars Gérard Depardieu, Isabelle Adjani, Anna Mouglalis and Yolande Moreau.Fred Poulet, whose first work was Subsitute in 2006, says about his last film: “One day, I went to see « Aaltra » in a theatre, I was afraid to look at a thu...

IFI French Film Festival opens tonight and special Festival guests announced

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The IFI French Film Festival opens today with a stirring mix of a first look at the best new French films and a look at some classic films from the past. The opening gala screening of Micmacs is completely sold out but there are still tickets for many films in the Festival including Séraphine, winner of seven César awards; Bellamy, featuring Gérard Depardieu and a stunning new documentary on Henri-George Clouzot's unfinished masterpiece Inferno and much more. Round Da Way; (27th and...

IFI French Film Festival

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The IFI French Film Festival, the IFI’s annual celebration of Gallic cinema and a key date in Dublin’s film calendar, is perfectly timed to restore Franco-Irish relations in the aftermath of the World Cup playoffs. This year’s programme is packed with sneak previews of major new releases, fantastic revivals and a host of new French films that won’t be shown anywhere else.Launching the festival IFI Programmer Niall Macpherson said, ‘This year’s IFI French Film Festival aims, as ever, ...

Boston Jewish Film Festival to explore themes of Home

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2009 Boston Jewish Film Festival: Family to Fables; Homeland to HomesickOpening November 4 and continuing through November 15, the 21st annual Boston Jewish Film Festival presents a wide range of films exploring themes of "home." These films survey families, faith, doctrinal sects, nationalities, immigration, and exile as facets of our powerful stories of "home.""Home is a word that acts like a Rorschach test," said Sara L. Rubin, artistic director. "Some of our images are intensely unique and p...

The Jury from Karlovy Vary

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Grand JuryThe Grand Jury is presenting the Awards including the Grand Prix - Crystal Globe in the Official Selection - CompetitionClaudie Ossard, President of the Grand JuryThe career of this distinguished film producer and leading figure of French film began in advertising. As producer, she introduced the likes of Martin Scorsese and Emir Kusturica to the realm of advertising. In 1986 she gave her successful debut as a film producer with Jean-Jacques Beineix's Betty Blue, which brought her an O...

French producer Claudie Ossard will preside the Karlovy VaryThe Grand Jury

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The Grand Jury is presenting the Awards including the Grand Prix - Crystal Globe in the Official Selection - Competition Claudie Ossard, President of the Grand Jury The career of this distinguished film producer and leading figure of French film began in advertising. As producer, she introduced the likes of Martin Scorsese and Emir Kusturica to the realm of advertising. In 1986 she gave her successful debut as a film producer with Jean-Jacques Beineix's Betty Blue, which brought her an Oscar nom...

In competition: "In The Beginning" by Xavier Giannoli

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About the film: The third French film in the running for the Palme d’Or, In the Beginning, is the occastion for Xavier Giannoli to return to Cannes, three years after the in-Competition screening of The Singer and eleven years after his 15-minute L’Interview was awarded the Short Film Palme d'Or. Giannoli's latest feature is a drama set in Northern France, and it is based on a real-life event. A small-time swindler defrauds an entire region into thinking he is a sta...

Peter Weir’s "The Way Back" begins shooting

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principal photography has begun on six-time Academy Award nominee Peter Weir’s much anticipated epic film, “The Way Back,” the cast of which boasts Jim Sturgess (“21,” “Across the Universe”), Academy Award® nominee Ed Harris (“A Beautiful Mind,” “Apollo 13”), Academy Award® nominee Saoirse Ronan (“Atonement,” Peter Jackson’s upcoming “Lovely Bones”) and Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell (“In Bruges,” “Miami Vice”)**. The film will be shot in Bulgaria, M...

Isabelle Huppert will be president of Cannes Jury

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French actress Isabelle Huppert will be the President of the Jury of the 62nd Festival de Cannes which will be held May 13-24, 2009. “I am very glad and very proud,” she declared as she accepted Gilles Jacob and Thierry Frémaux’s invitation. “I’ve had a long relationship with Cannes and this next meeting will definitely seal my love for the Festival and thus for global cinema. Cannes is the open door to all the new ideas of the world. I am thrilled at the idea of being a privilege...

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival lines up 48 jewish films

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The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) today announced its film selections and schedule for the ninth annual celebration of Jewish life and culture through film. The festival, running from January 14-25, 2009 features 48 visually-stunning and evocative Jewish films that would otherwise not be available on the big screen in Atlanta. The films represent 20 nations and deliver the broad human relations mission of the American Jewish Committee, presenter of the AJFF. From Argentina to Spain, from I...

Emmanuelle Béart patron of Vietnam's 2nd Panorama of French Cinema

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Unifrance and the French Embassy in Vietnam are hosting the 2nd Panorama of French Cinema in Vietnam. Unifrance and the French Embassy in Vietnam are presenting the 2nd Panorama of French Cinema in Vietnam, which will be held in Hanoi from October 20 through 22 in partnership with MegaStar Cinemas, in Ho Chi Minh City from October 22 through 24, in Da-Nang from October 27 through 28, and in Haiphong from October 29 through 30. This year’s Panorama will showcase a selection of 6 French fi...

Emmanuelle Béart patron of Vietnam's 2nd Panorama of French Cinema

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Unifrance and the French Embassy in Vietnam are presenting the 2nd Panorama of French Cinema in Vietnam, which will be held in Hanoi from October 20 through 22 in partnership with MegaStar Cinemas, in Ho Chi Minh City from October 22 through 24, in Da-Nang from October 27 through 28, and in Haiphong from October 29 through 30.This year’s Panorama will showcase a selection of 6 French films not yet released in Vietnam: 15 ans et demi by François Desagnat and Thomas Sorriaux, Cash by Eric Besna...

Réminiscences de Cannoises...

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 Prix d'Interprétation Masculine au Festival de Cannes 1946 - 19491946: Ray Milland pour Le Poison (The Lost Week-end) de Billy Wilder1947: Pas de prix d'interprétation masculine cette année 1949: Edward G. Robinson pour La Maison des étrangers (House of Strangers) de Joseph L. Mankiewicz1950-1959 1951: Michael Redgrave pour L'Ombre d'un homme (The Browning Version) de Anthony Asquith 1952: Marlon Brando pour Viva Zapata de Elia Kazan 1953: Charles Vanel pour Le Salaire de la ...

Astérix...gros démarrage qui sent un peu la daube de sanglier trop cuit

464 248 entrées France au premier jour sur plus de 1000 copies France (1078), une moyenne par salle de 431 entrées, c'est du lourd, assez lourd on y reviendra? Il faudra certainement un peu plus de potion magique pour dépasser les chiffres fabuleux des précédents épisodes. « Asterix et Obelix: Mission Cléopâtre," avait réalisé un démarrage supérieur et spectaculaire avec 629 148 entrées sur 900 écrans. (Pour un cumul à 14.5 millions de spectateurs) Les critiques ne ...

Sharon Stone

L'année 2007 marque le 60e anniversaire de la mise en place de services du gouvernement français chargés de promouvoir la France comme destination touristique au Canada. À cette occasion, la ville de Cannes prête sa collection des photographes Traverso, immortalisant soixante ans de Festival international du film. Des générations d'acteurs et metteurs en scène, de créateurs et producteurs se succèdent sur c

Copenhagen Festival Lifetime Achievement Award for Jean-Claude Carrière

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The French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Copenhagen International Film Festival.Belle du jour, The Tin Drum, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Cyrano de Bergerac – powerful and popular moments in film history that span a whole generation, but who knows the man who has written the screenplays? Jean-Claude Carrière has written the screenplays for more than 130 films, and especially his literary adaptations have earned hi...

Tribute To A Gallic Bad Boy

 Wednesday, August 8---------There is no equivalent in the United States.....the actor Gerard Depardieu is a truly French phenomenon, a pasty-faced, barrel-chested, unpolished, roughly handsome leading man, who somehow is an enduring Gallic sex symbol. He does not have the sensual prettiness of an Alain Delon, the rail-thin sex appeal of a Jean-Paul Belmondo or the intelligent visage of a Yves Montand. He is, in fact, his own unique creation, and his enduring appeal in French cinema is mostly...

Kingsley and Tornatore Feted At Ischia Fest

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Thursday, July 5------The Ischia Global Film and Music Fest, which begins on Monday, July 9th, is honoring two giants of the film world with the Ischia Legend Awards. Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley and Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore will both be given this special tribute by the International Art Academy of Ischia on July 11th and July  14th respectively, at the Regina Isabella Hotel on the island resort off the coast of Naples. This year's Festival is chaired this year by ...

Ben Kingsley and Giuseppe Tornatore to be honored at Ischia fest

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The great British actor Sir Ben Kingsley and Giuseppe Tornatore, the world’s best-loved Italian director, (both already Oscar winners), will receive the Ischia Legend Award 2007, a special prize given to the protagonists of world cinema by the International Art Academy of Ischia. The award will be presented on Saturday July 11th and 14th at the Regina Isabella hotel during the gala evening organized by the Campania Region on the occasion of the fifth edition of the Ischia Global Film & Mus...

Sacramento French festival... Do you love Paris?

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Only six weeks before the opening of the 6th Sacramento French Film Festival, on Friday July 20.Have a taste of the SFFF right now. Join us at the Crest this Saturday, June 9, for the 8:15pm screening of PARIS, JE T’AIME, the much-discussed homage to Paris the “City of Lights.”Eighteen different directors and a slew of indie actors came together for PARIS, JE T'AIME, a cinematic homage to the City of Lights. Each director presents his or her own short story set in a different Parisian quar...

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