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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...

Look out! More VIP Guest in Cannes!

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  The VIP guests expected to be in attendance today are: Emil ABOSSOLO M'BO, Alberto BARBERA, Mélanie BARNIER, Kate BECKINSALE, Mélanie BERNIER, Juliette BINOCHE, Dominique BLANC, Cate BLANCHETT, Raoul BOVA, Stephane BRIZE, Valeria BRUNI TEDESCHI, Tim BURTON, Emmanuel CARRERE, Lolita CHAMMAH, Monia CHOKRI, Glenn CLOSE, Dominic COOPER, Marion COTILLARD, Russell CROWE, Benicio DEL TORO, Anais DEMOUSTIER, Claire DENIS, Alexandre DESPLAT, Emmanuelle DEVOS, Carlos DIEGUES, Dinara ...

Keep an eye out: Big Names in town Sunday

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            The VIP guests expected to be in attendance today are:   Emil ABOSSOLO M'BO, Pierre ARBILLOT, Aure ATIKA, Alberto BARBERA, Kate BECKINSALE, BEKHTI, Haley BENNETT, Juliette BINOCHE, Cate BLANCHETT, Sandrine BONNAIRE, Louise BOURGOIN, Stephane BRIZE, Jim BROADBENT, Josh BROLIN, Valeria BRUNI TEDESCHI, Tim BURTON, Guillaume CANET, Emmanuel CARRERE, Fred CAVAYE, Lolita CHAMMAH, Monia CHOKRI, Isabel COIXET, Marion COTILLARD,...

The Global Film Village: 63rd Cannes Film Festival Announces Film Line Up

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 by Marla LewinThe Opening night film already announced  is Ridley Scot's ROBIN HOOD. 20th Century Fox will have an Out of Competition screening of Oliver Stone's WALL STREET - MONEY NEVER SLEEPS. Additional Out of Competition screenings are YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER from Woody Allen (Sony Classics) and TAMARA DREWE from Stephen Frears.This years line up is a virtual Boy's Club with not  a single female director represented so far in the main competition. Although there are s...

Jurors announced for Cannes competitions

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The Official Selection and the Jurys of the 63rd Festival de Cannes have been announced Thursday, 15th April 2010. FEATURE FILM JURY Tim BURTON, President Kate BECKINSALE - Actress / United Kingdom Giovanna MEZZOGIORNO - Actress / Italy Alberto BARBERA - Director National Museum of Cinema / Italy Emmanuel CARRERE - Writer - Scripwriter - Director / France Benicio DEL TORO - Actor / Puerto Rico Victor ERICE - Director / Spain ...

The Global Film Village: The Last Station opens and The Lightkeepers Closes PSIFF


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by Marla LewinThis January marks the 21st anniversary year of the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF). Today Festival Director Darryl Macdonald announced the program and said, "Our film line-up this year is a strong reflection of the current zeitgeist in world cinema. Sixty-seven first-time feature film directors will screen this year, representing a surge of new filmmaking talent on the world stage. In addition, we'll showcase a vintage crop of new works by established master...

History of the RIFF Cultural Association

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The RIFF Cultural Association was created in January of 2001, but has been a project of the association's founder and president, Fabrizio Ferrari, since early 1999. It was conceived with the intention to promote both Italian and international independent cinema.     2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 C...

Complete AFI Festival Lineup Announced

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AFI FEST 2009 presented by Audi today announced the complete lineup of films for the 23rd edition of the Festival, including the Closing Night Gala, Centerpiece Screening, Tributes and Special Presentations.The complete program line-up for AFI FEST 2009 presented by Audi is as follows:GALAS/TRIBUTESFANTASTIC MR. FOX (Opening Night Gala, North American Premiere) Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wally Wolodarsky, Eric Anderson, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Owen ...

Checking The Pulse of European Cinema

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  Penelope Cruz in BROKEN EMBRACES (Spain)  The New York Film Festival, which enters its final weekend today, has presented a program with a large emphasis on European cinema. With a strong showing of films from Portugal (http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/filmnewyork/a_peek_at_portugese_cinema_at_nyff) and France (http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/filmnewyork/the_french_invasion_of_new_york), the Festival finds that contemporary European cinema from other nations not only has...

In Competition: "Vincere" by Marco Bellochio

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About the film: Marco Bellocchio and the Cannes Festival have loved one another for years. Nine of his features have been selected here, the two most recent being My Mother's Smile in 2002 and The Wedding Director in 2006. In 2007, he served on the Jury. Now, the Italian filmmaker returns to the Competition to present Vincere, which sheds light on an obscure aspect of Mussolini's private life. Before the outbreak of World War I, the future fascist dictator, an Italian sol...

CineVegas has announced the complete lineup

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CineVegas has announced the complete lineup for its 11th Annual Festival, including Bobcat Goldthwait’s World’s Greatest Dad as the closing night film, it was announced today by Trevor Groth, Artistic Director. In addition to the opening night film, Saint John of Las Vegas, and eight “Jackpot Premieres” which were earlier announced, the 2009 Festival will offer a selection of documentaries in the “Pioneer Documentaries” section; “Diamond Discoveries” the best new independent fil...

Rome Independent Film Festival

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the 8th Edition of the Rome Independent Film Festival finally begins. It'll take place from March the 19th to the 27th , at Nuovo Cinema Aquila, with several European and Worldwide screenings.The International Jury, that will assign the prizes for the different sections, is composed by the actresses Valentina Cervi and Sabrina Impacciatore, by Manetti Bros, directors appreciated by the young audience, Paul Zonderland, Director of the Italian Walt Disney Motion Pictures Studio, the producer Umbe...

"Independent" March: Cinema from all over the world

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The International Jury, that will assign the prizes for the different sections, is composed by the actresses Valentina Cervi and Sabrina Impacciatore, by Manetti Bros, directors appreciated by the young audience, Paul Zonderland, Director of the Italian Walt Disney Motion Pictures Studio, the producer Umberto Massa, the journalist Ahmad Rafat, the director Rachid Banhadj and the documentary journalist Milena Kaneva. Among the Italian long-movies we'll have Marco Carniti's "Sleeping...

Independent Cinema from all over the World to visit Rome in March

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The eighth Roma Independent Film Festival, March 19th – 27th, will present numerous European and world premiers!This year’s calendar is filled with feature length films, documentaries and shorts arriving from all over the world. Special attention is given to the Italian and International First Works.Our International Jury includes the actresses Valentina Cervi and Sabrina Impacciatore, producer, Umberto Massa, journalist, Ahmad Rafat, and Paul Zonderland, General Director of Walt Disney Stu...

Interview with Mike Newell: Love in the time of cholera

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What were your fears as you set about making a film of a supposedly ‘unfilmable' book?   "The biggest thing was that it was a sacred text. And with Gabriel Garcia Marquez there are people who cannot possibly have known him who call him by his diminutive Christian name - he's known as ‘Gabo' - so there's a  kind of possessiveness which is very daunting. Beyond that this is a great, great book. I can be as snippy as I like about people thinking that they own it because I think I...

Mike Newell ' s Love In The Time Of Cholera

Love In The Time Of Cholera to be released 21 March 2008 by Momentum Pictures Mike Newell Syndicated InterviewWhat were your fears as you set about making a film of a supposedly ‘unfilmable' book?"The biggest thing was that it was a sacred text. And with Gabriel Garcia Marquez there are people who cannot possibly have known him who call him by his diminutive Christian name - he's known as ‘Gabo' - so th

Mike Newell Interview on Love at the time of cholera

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What were your fears as you set about making a film of a supposedly ‘unfilmable’ book?“The biggest thing was that it was a sacred text. And with Gabriel Garcia Marquez there are people who cannot possibly have known him who call him by his diminutive Christian name – he’s known as ‘Gabo’ – so there’s a kind of possessiveness which is very daunting. Beyond that this is a great, great book. I can be as snippy as I like about people thinking that they own it because I think I own...

Jury of Venezia 63 announced

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La Biennale di Venezia63rd Mostra Internazionale d’Arte CinematograficaJuan José Bigas Luna, Paulo Branco, Cameron Crowe,Chulpan Khamatova, Park Chan-wook, Michele Placidoin the international Jury of Venezia 63. presided by Catherine DeneuveThe Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia, presided by Davide Croff, has approved the proposal by the Director of the Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica Marco Müller, regarding the composition of the international Jury of Venezia 63 pr...

A New Wave opening film from RIFF Roma Independant

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OPENING RIFF AWARDS: FRIDAY APRIL 7 at Cinema Embassy, Via Stoppani, 715:30 – OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL A New Wave (USA 2005) – Debut feature of the independent director Jason CarveyFollowed by: Eva Affittasi (Italy 2005) – A documentary of Armando Prieto Perez And the shorts:Contratto a termine, Il produttore, Soltanto uno, Sotto le foglie, Il nostro segreto, In controtempo, Lu non fa miracoli @ 20:00 - OPENING NIGHT RIFF AWARDSShort Order (Ireland, 2005) – Directed by Anthony Byrne Wit...

Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain Wins Golden Lion

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The winners were announced for the best films at the 62nd Venice International Film Festival.Critic favorite Ang Lee´s "Brokeback Mountain" won the Leone d´Or, a film about two cowboys who fall in love in the 1960's. George Clooney´s "Good Night and Good Luck", a favorite at the festival since its debut early in the week won two awards: David Strathairn who plays TV journalist Ed Murrow was awarded best actor (Coppa Volpi) and George Clooney won for best script along with Grant Heslov. The N...

Venice line up of films in competition

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Venice Festival competition August 31 September 10An international competition comprising of 20 feature films in 35mm and digital HD format Pupi AVATI La seconda notte di nozze Italy 103’Antonio Albanese, Katia Ricciarelli, Neri Marcorè João BOTELHO O Fatalista Portugal/France 99’Rogério Samora, André Gomes, Rita BlancoLaurent CANTET Vers le sud France/Canada 105’Charlotte Rampling, Karen Young, Louise PortalPatrice CHÉREAU Gabrielle France/Italy 90’Isabelle Huppert, Pascal Greggor...

Bangkok International Festival Awards

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The Golden Kinnaree Award brings to the film festival both a symbol of Thai mythology and a history for the Bangkok Int'l Film Festival's awards. The esthetically beautiful design of the award signifies principles, rationality and inspiration. The figure of a half-human half-bird is called Kinnon for male and Kinnaree for female , and relates to the ancient beliefs in folklore referred to in Buddhism and Hinduism among countries in Asia, including Thailand. Accoding to Buddhist and Hindu legends...

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