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Vote begins for the European Film Academy's People's Choice Award

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The European Film Academy invites you to vote in the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD 2012 for your favourite European film and win a trip for two people to the European Film Awards in Malta! NOMINATED ARE: THE ARTIST written & directed by Michel Hazanavicius with Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, James Cromwell, John Goodman BARBARA written & directed by Christian Petzold with Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Christina Hecke THE BEST E...

Film Festivals Galore,in Bangkok--!

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  Bangkok  seems to have become a movie-hub, judging by the numerous  film festivals that have been spinning  in the city, almost back-to-back, this year.The Embassies have mostly been  responsible for these , and deserve  credit for whipping up the cinematic pulse of the city.Apart from the French, Italian  and EU film festivals ,which have become regular events in the cinema-calendar of the country  (they are held in both Bangkok and Chiangmai), this year,  we had new festivals from ...

Ewan McGregor to receive the Donostia Award at the 60th San Sebastian Fest

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The 60th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival will bestow a Donostia Award this year on actor Ewan McGregor in a tribute to his career. Often hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation, Ewan McGregor consistently captivates audiences with a diverse line-up of roles across a multitude of genres, styles and scope. Born in Perth, Scotland, McGregor's career has been highlighted by a continuous string of bold and daring performances, from his breakthrough role as the...

FEST begins at 40!

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What makes a festival successful? Great films and great audiences, and Belgrade's 40th FEST had both in spades- indeed, the event was such a hit, it was extended by a day to accommodate a last-minute regional premiere for The Artist, fresh from its triumph at the Oscars in Hollywood(and in keeping with its immaculate organisation, there was even an advance press screening of the French 'surprise' gift to Belgrade's enormous audiences. For the event is centred in what must be one of...

Looking Back: Cinema's Greatest Moments: THE ENGLISH PATIENT (1996)

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  The English Patient (1996).   Why do we love a great film so much? What makes a great film? Before a film is made there is only the concept of it, a dream of a story brought to life. With time what follows the individual filmmaker’s dream as it becomes realized into a film, it grows beyond the filmmaker’s personal vision and becomes the dream of all who are involved in its making. And further, if that film lives and thrives over the years it becomes myth-like, a livi...

Berlinale 2012: 18 World Premieres in the Competition

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With seven more films, the Competition programme of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival is nearing completion. To date it includes 22 films, of which 17 are vying for the Golden and Silver Bears. 18 films will celebrate their world premieres in the Competition of the Berlinale 2012.     The productions in the Competition are from the following countries: Brazil, Canada, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Germany, the People's Republic of China, France...

More wins for the Artist at London Critics' Circle Film Awards winners

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32nd LONDON FILM CRITICS' CIRCLE AWARDS 32nd London Critics' Circle Film Awards winners in full: FILM OF THE YEAR The Artist (Entertainment)CRITICS' CIRCLE TOP 10 FILMS of 20111. The Artist2. A Separation3. Drive4. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy5. The Tree of Life6. We Need to Talk About Kevin7. Melancholia8. Shame9. Margaret10. The DescendantsThe Attenborough Award: BRITISH FILM OF THE YEARWe Need to Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEARA Separation (Artificial Eye)DOCUM...

Drive and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy lead The London Critics’ Circle

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The London Critics’ Circle is delighted to announce the nominations today for its 32nd annual Film Awards in partnership with Virgin Atlantic. Voted for by over 120 UK film critics, broadcasters and writers, the nominations are lead by TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY and DRIVE, which both receive 6 nominations each. British film TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY directed by Tomas Alfredson is nominated for Film of the Year, British Film of the Year, Screenwriter of the Year, Actor of the Year, British Actor...

The Very Best of European Cinema ... Without the Jet Lag; 2011 European Union Film Showcase November 3-22

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The 2011 AFI-EU Film Showcase opens on Thursday, November 3. Presented by the American Film Institute (AFI) in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and EU Member States, the 24th edition of the annual festival features more than 40 first-class films from European Union Member States. This year's showcase includes multiple award-winners, U.S. premiers, international festival favorites, local box-office hits, debut works by p...

What's cooking at Roma Fest 6th edition?

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Fifteen films in competition for the Official Selection of the sixth edition of the International Rome Film Festival (27th October - 4th November) featuring productions from all over the world.  Among many others, the scheduled films include Hotel Lux by Leander Haußmann, Babycall by Pål Sletaune, Hysteria by Tanya Wexler, Poongsan by Juhn Jaihong, The Eye of the Storm by Fred Schepisi with Geoffrey Rush and Charlotte Rampling, Une vie meilleure by Cédric Kahn with Guillaume Canet, Magic V...

Britain’s Critics' Circle Film Awards set for january 19

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Britain’s leading film critics have today announced that their 32nd awards ceremony will be held on 19 January 2012, bringing the annual event earlier in the awards calendar than in previous years. The awards will be held at BFI Southbank, hosted by¬¬¬¬ broadcaster and Chairman of The Critics' Circle Film Section Jason Solomons, and are expected to attract a host of well-known British and international film talent.Since its first edition in 1980, these awards have become one of the most an...

Representing Poland at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival

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The biggest annual film event in North America kicks off September 8 as the Toronto International Film Festival celebrates its 36th year. Toronto always delivers an extravaganza of cinematic fare sufficient to overwhelm the most diehard of film fans-- or film geeks as the case may be. And this year should prove to be no exception, with (at last count) 268 features and 68 short films scheduled to be screened from 65 countries.Although the majority of media attention will be focused on red carpet ...

NEWSLETTER N° 501: march 18rd, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 500 bis: march 11rd, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  500 shall we toast to that! Contact the Editor to Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter rea...

Mélanie Laurent will be serve as Cannes 2011 master of Ceremony

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Melanie Laurent the french actress which was took part in Inglorious Bastrerds Cannes 2009 presentation will follow Kristin Scott Thomas, Diane Kruger or Monica Bellucci. Mélanie Laurent will head the ceremony of the 64th Festival de Cannes next may (May 11 - 22, 2011).      Gilles Jacob, président of Cannes since 2001, selected the young (28) french actress and commented. « it will be light and fun (...)"   ...

NEWSLETTER N° 500 bis: march 11rd, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 500 bis: march 11rd, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  500 Let us toast to that! Since we like that number we will name this issue 500 bis if you do not mind? ...

Melanie Laurent will be master of ceremony of the next Cannes Film Festival

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  She follows Kristin Scott Thomas, Diane Kruger or Monica Bellucci. Mélanie Laurent will head the ceremony of the 64th Festival de Cannes next may (May 11 - 22, 2011).  Gilles Jacob, président of Cannes since 2001, selected the young (28) french actress and commented. « it will be light and fun (...)"   ...

A French Feast For Cinema Lovers

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  It is a longstanding amour fou......the crazy love New Yorkers have for all things French, and the French appreciation of New York as its cultural cousin. For both sides, the yearly Rendez-Vous With French Cinema program, which is now running in several venues around New York City, is both an erotic embrace and a dazzling dance. For francophiles and film buffs, it is a film feast. Presented by the Film Society at Lincoln Center and Unifrance, the 16th edition offers its customary ho...

Sarah's key to open next Santa Barbara Fest

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, January 27 – February 6, will open the 2011 Festival with the film SARAH’S KEY. Already receiving critical acclaim across the world, the French film will make its U.S. premiere at the Santa Barbara Festival’s opening night event. The filmstarsKristin Scott Thomas and is directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, both of whom are scheduled to be in attendance. Opening night will take place at the Arlington Theatre on Thursday, January 27, 2011.Remarked...

Nicole Kidman to receive the Cinema Vanguard Award in Santa Barbara

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman with the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 26th edition of the Fest, which runs January 27 -February 6, 2011, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The Tribute will take place on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the historic Arlington Theatre.The Cinema Vanguard Award was created in recognition of an actor who has forged his/her own path - taking artistic risks and making a significa...

The French Revolution Continues In London

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  One can see that the French Revolution never really ended in the 18th century…..it continues into our own, in terms of style, fashion and the arts. French film is continually re-inventing itself and finding new ways of expression in a 100-year-old art form. At this year’s London Film Festival, a section appropriately entitled French Revolutions showcases some of the cinematic trend-setters of the year.   With the obvious exception of the American and the ...

The French Revolution Continues In London

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One can see that the French Revolution never really ended in the 18th century…..it continues into our own, in terms of style, fashion and the arts. French film is continually re-inventing itself and finding new ways of expression in a 100-year-old art form. At this year’s London Film Festival, a section appropriately entitled French Revolutions showcases some of the cinematic trend-setters of the year. With the obvious exception of the American and the British, the French have been one of th...

Actress Daryl Hannah at the IFF Brother's Manaki

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Daryl Hannah at the IFF Brother's Manaki - recipient of the Special Golden Camera 300 for outstanding contribution to the world cinema art. At today's press conference, ICFF Brother's Manaki and Vip operator with great honour and pleasure announced the jury of the "Brothers Manaki Film Festival" (16-22.10.2010, Bitola), and over 150 outstanding guests from the world cinema, of whom many were awarded at various film festivals from A-category, and the guest list includes the excep...

Leaving is a film that compels you to remain seated

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The Oscar nominated Kristin Scott Thomas who has won BAFTA, Cesar Awards and many other awards at film festivals has also been receiving Lifetime Achievement Awards but her career is still going very strong. I had first seen her in Prince’s directorial debut film, Under the Cherry Moon”, and later in “Four Weddings and a Funeral”,” The English Patient”, Philippe Claudel's “I've Loved You So Long” and many more. She is one of the finest actresses who have ever existed an...

Leaving is a film that compels you to remain seated

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The Oscar nominated Kristin Scott Thomas who has won BAFTA, Cesar Awards and many other awards at film festivals has also been receiving Lifetime Achievement Awards but her career is still going very strong. I had first seen her in Prince’s directorial debut film, Under the Cherry Moon”, and later in “Four Weddings and a Funeral”,” The English Patient”, Philippe Claudel's “I've Loved You So Long” and many more. She is one of the finest actresses who have ever existed and has an ...

A French Accent At TIFF

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  French filmmakers, film stars and business professionals are everywhere here at the Toronto International Film Festival, giving this year's a definite French accent. This is a long-running love story, with this city's film buffs in l'amour fou with French cinema, during TIFF and throughout the year. The Gala Presentations at the Festival, arguably the most prestigious section, boasts four French titles: LAST NIGHT, a US/French co-production by debut helmer Massy Tadjedin, with a st...

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