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The Artist wins best film in France, ready for the Oscar

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The Artist won big in its territory, winning 6 leading statutes, including  best film, best director, best actress, best cinematography… A fantastic reward for all the risks that Producer Thomas Langmann took in the making of this silent movie… A good chance to all for acceptance speach rehearsal. Michel, thanks Thomas and his wife... Thomas thanks Michel, Canal +... Of course it will be of no influence on the Oscar Awards since the votes have been cast a whil...

Congrats to the Artist for the 6 Cesar : ready for the Oscar

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The Artist won big in its territory, winning 6 leading statutes, including best film, best director, best actress, best cinematography… A fantastic reward for all the risks that Producer Thomas Langmann took in the making of this silent movie… A good chance to all for acceptance speach rehearsal. Michel, thanks Thomas and his wife... Thomas thanks Michel, Canal +... Of course it will be of no influence on the Oscar Awards since the votes have been cast a while ago…BUT the Artist took best...

European Films Dominate Montreal Competition

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  The 34th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival kicked off its celebrations last evening with a world premiere screening of local director Louis Belanger's ROUTE 132. Films from across the European continent dominate the Festival's main competition section....all in contention for Grand Prix des Ameriques, the Festival's highest honor. France is the country with the most films in the section, not surprising considering the Festival's love of French cinema and cinema stars. Lea...

Montreal Kicks Off Busy Festival Season

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  The calendar may still say August, but the busy Fall film festival season kicks off in earnest in Montreal later this week as the Montreal World Film Festival (MWFF) will celebrate its 34th edition. The Festival, one of the only FIAPF A-Class film festivals in North America, is the first in a marathon that will take film buffs and professionals to film events in Toronto, Venice, San Sebastian, New York, Woodstock, Deauville and Chicago (just to name a prominent few). The MWFF,...

Sacramento French Film Fest line up

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THE SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL(Voted Best Film Festival in Sacramento – SN&R 2007) IS COMING, JULY 18 - 27, 2008 The 7th SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL will include premieres of the newest films by France's best filmmakers; rare classics by French cinema masters; our infamous Midnight Movies followed by discussions over coffee and pastries; local & French short films; post-screening discussions for cinéphiles; an exhibition of original artworks by Sacramento artists in the lobby of the...

Colcoa to open with Land of Shtis French BO sensation

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The Franco American Cultural Fund today announced the line-up for the12th Annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) film festival that will run from April 14-20. The festival will feature 48 films, including 27 features, 20 shorts and a World Premiere of a restored masterpiece. Acclaimed French comedy « Welcome to the Land of Shtis, » which is shattering all box office records in France, will have its North American premiere at COL•COA on opening night, April 14, 2008. The new Dany...

Abdellatif Kechiche triomphe aux César et La graine et le mulet créent la "surprise"

            "La graine et le mulet" a dominé la 33e cérémonie des César vendredi soir, en remportant quatre récompenses, dont celle du meilleur film et du meilleur réalisateur pour Abdellatif Kechiche. "La môme" le biopic d'Olivier Dahan récolte cinq récompenses, mais moins prestigieuses, à l'exception du César de la meilleure actrice pour Marion Cotillard qui, grâce à son interprétation impressionnante...

Funny....You Don't Look Jewish

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With the explosion of film festivals over the past two decades, no specialized genre has been more potent, and had more loyal audiences, than the Jewish film festival, which has become a cultural staple in communities across North America, Europe and South America. In all, there may be almost 300 of these events in a given year.....each a mix of film appreciation and something more fundamental, an opportunity for the Jewish community (and those involved with them) to sample an international mix ...

Funny....You Don't Look Jewish

 Friday, January 11-------With the explosion of film festivals over the past two decades, no specialized genre has been more potent, and had more loyal audiences, than the Jewish film festival, which has become a cultural staple in communities across North America, Europe and South America. In all, there may be almost 300 of these events in a given year.....each a mix of film appreciation and something more fundamental, an opportunity for the Jewish community (and those involved with them) to s...

Un Secret by Claude Miller closes Montreal

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The World Premiere of UN SECRET by veteran French filmmaker Claude Miller (GARDE A VUE, LA PETITE VOLEUSE) will screen this evening as the Closing Night Gala of the Montreal World Film Festival. The director will be in attendance. Cecile De France, Mathieu Almaric, Patrick Bruel, Julie Depardieu and Ludivine Sagnier star in this lavish period piece about remembrance and secrets in a French family. .UN SECRET, based on a best-selling autobiographical novel by Phillippe Grimbert, tells the story o...

Claude Miller's UN SECRET Will Close Festival Tonight

 Monday, September 3--------The World Premiere of UN SECRET by veteran French filmmaker Claude Miller (GARDE A VUE, LA PETITE VOLEUSE) will screen this evening as the Closing Night Gala of the Montreal World Film Festival. The director will be in attendance. Cecile De France, Mathieu Almaric, Patrick Bruel, Julie Depardieu and Ludivine Sagnier star in this lavish period piece about remembrance and secrets in a French family. .UN SECRET, based on a best-selling autobiographical novel by Phill...

A Peek At The Main Festival Competition

 Tuesday, August 28--------Montreal has the distinction of being the only major film festival of the Fall season to have an awards competition. The Prix des Ameriques (Americas Prize) is quite the prestigious award and this year's World Competition Section lineup is the strongest in years. In the high stakes game of festival stragegy, itt is a given that if one premieres in Montreal, that Toronto (which begins a week from Thursday) is out. And while Toronto certainly commands a bigger profile, ...

Le HD Film Festival au Gaumont Marignan-Champs Elysées

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Pour la soirée de clôture de l’édition 2007 du HD Film Festival, le Club HD et le Satis - Salon des Technologies et des Solutions Audiovisuelles - ont choisi le Gaumont Marignan. Haut lieu des avant-premières parisiennes, situé sur la mythique avenue des Champs Elysées, ce cinéma répond aux exigences esthétiques et techniques du numérique. Équipé de projecteurs numériques 2K, ce cinéma, accueillera lauréats et invités pour la soirée de remise des trophées, le mardi 23 octobre...

Berlinale Competition Features Two French Masters

Thursday, February 1----With a musical biopic of legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf opening the 57th edition of the Berlin Film Festival next week, the love affair of the Berlinale with French cinema is also evident in the prominent showcasing of two French film masters in the Competition Section. Veteran director Jacques Rivette will present the world premiere of NE TOUCHEZ PAS LA HACHE (Don’t Touch The Ax), an adaptation of a Balzac novella about a beautiful duchess who wards off the ...

Eye on Europe: Sundance's Strong European Film Presence

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Wednesday, January 10----Narrative films from the European continent are among the most anticipated in the World Cinema Competition: Drama competition at the Sundance Film Festival, which opens next week. Of the sixteen films to be presented in the program section, eight are European productions or co-productions with other nations. The strong presence of European films, and the introduction of new film talents, will have industry executives keeping a watchful eye on Europe during the 10 day ...

New Directors/ New Films announce program slate

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New Directors/New Films, one of the most anticipated film events on the New York film calendar, celebrates its 35th year, presenting the works of new directors from around the world. The festival will unspool 25 feature films and 5 shorts from March 22 through April 2, 2006. The program is presented jointly by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Department of Film and Media of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Screenings will be held at the Walter Reade Theater, the Film Society’s year-r...

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