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New discovery of Recent Spanish Cinema XVI in Hollywood

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By Ron Gilbert I must applaud Christopher Columbus who was commissioned by the Spanish Crown of Queen Isabella and discovered America in 1492. .Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo officially set foot in California is 1542 and for over 400 years we have had the pleasure of the influence of Spain. In the current film program of Recent Spanish Cinema XVI at the historic Egyptian Theatre Hollywood which is the home of the American Cinematheque we are again exploring the filmmaker talent from SpainWe are traveli...

A New discovery of Recent Spanish Cinema XVI in Hollywood

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A New discovery of Recent Spanish Cinema XVI in Hollywood By Ron Gilbert I must applaud Christopher Columbus who was commissioned by the Spanish Crown of Queen Isabella and discovered America in 1492. .Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo officially set foot in California is 1542 and for over 400 years we have had the pleasure of the influence of Spain. In the current film program of Recent Spanish Cinema XVI at the historic Egyptian Theatre Hollywood which is the home of the American Cinematheque we...

Brussels Film Festival Awards

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Films in Official Competition ALL THAT I LOVE by Jacek Borcuch (Poland) ALLES STROOMT by Danyael Sugawara (The Netherlands) BIBLIOTHEQUE PASCAL by Szabolcs Hajdu (Hungary /Germany /UK) C'EST DEJA L'ETE by Martijn Smets (The Netherlands) CORRIDOR by Johan Lundborg & Johan Storm (Sweden) I 'M NOT YOUR FRIEND by György Pálfi (Hungary) L'UOMO CHE VERRA by Giorgio Diritti (Italy) THE HOUSE OF BRANCHING LOVE by Mika Kaurismäki (Finland) THE REVERSE...

Kusturica Won Best Actor Award

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Cinema City Film & Media Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia presented over 120 films, 30 premieres and three competition selections and recorded over 80.000 visitors this year. The festival had international film but it is actually focused on Serbian film. An absolute winner of festival, according to audience and jury members is a Serbian film Srdjan Koljevic’s “The Woman with the Broken Nose” with several awards. And special award went to Emir Kusturica for Best Actor Award within Exit P...

And the winner is CELDA 211 !!!!!

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Last night in Madrid we attended the Goya 2010 Gala where Celda 211 the prison drama film directed by Daniel Monzón became the greatest winner with 8 awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress. (see the winners list below)The night´s fight was against, Alejandro Amenábar´s Agora who ended up with 7 Goyas but most of them in technical categories. No big surprises with the winners but there were a couple. One is that Oscar winner and nominee Pen...

Official Reception for the Goya Nominees

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Today in Madrid nominees to the Spanish 24th Academy Awards,known as Goyas, got together for the traditional Family Photo. Alex de la Iglesia,President of the Academia de Las Artes y Las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España and Ignacio Gonzales,Vicepresident of Comunidad de Madrid hosted the event. In words of the President we could hear the joy of their job wich was received with lots of applauses. Among guests we could see the cast of Celda 211,with 16 nominations,a big representa...

Goyas Nominee Reception in Madrid

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Official Reception for Goya Nomines    Today in Madrid nominees to the Spanish 24th Academy Awards,known as Goyas, got together for the traditional Family Photo. Alex de la Iglesia,President of the Academia de Las Artes y Las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España and Ignacio Gonzales,Vicepresident of Comunidad de Madrid hosted the event. In words of the President we could hear the joy of their job wich was received with lots of applauses. Among guests we could see the c...

24th Annual Goya Awards

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The Spanish Film Academy has nominated prison drama Celda 211 directed by Daniel Monzón with 16 nominations for this year’s Goya awards.Alejandro Amenabar´s Agora with 13, and nine for Fernando Trueba’s The Dancer And The Thief, (which has been selected as Spain’s option for the foreign-language Oscar) andJuan José Campanella´s The Secret In Their Eyes . Other nominees include Daniel Sanchez Arevalo’s comedy Gordos, starring Raul Arevalo and Antonio de la Torre, which picked up eight...

Goya Awards

24th Annual Goya Awards on February 14th

The nominees are:

Mejor película: BEST FILM

Agora
Celda 211
El baile de la Victoria
El secreto de sus ojos

Mejor dirección: BEST DIRECTOR

Alejandro Amenábar por Agora
Fernando Trueba por El baile de la Victoria
Juan José Campanella por El secreto de sus ojos
Daniel Monzón por Celda 211

Mejor actor: BEST ACTOR

Ricardo Darín por El secreto de sus ojos
Antonio de la Torre por Gordos
Jordi Mollá por El cónsul de Sodoma
Luis Tosar por Celda 211

Mejor actriz: BEST ACTRESS

Lola Dueñas por Yo, también
Maribel Verdú por Tetro
Penélope Cruz por Los abrazos rotos
Rachel Weisz por Agora

Mejor actor de reparto: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Antonio Resines por Celda 211
Carlos Bardem por Celda 211
Raúl Arévalo por Gordos
Ricardo Darín por El baile de la Victoria

Mejor actriz de reparto: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Marta Etura por Celda 211
Pilar Castro por Gordos
Verónica Sánchez por Gordos
Vicky Peña por El cónsul de Sodoma

Mejor dirección novel: BEST NEW DIRECTOR

Álvaro Pastor y Antonio Naharro por Yo, también
Borja Cobeaga por Pagafantas
David Planell por La vergüenza
Mar Coll por Tres días con la familia

Mejor actor revelación: BEST NEW ACTOR

Alberto Ammann por Celda 211
Fernando Albizu por Gordos
Gorka Otxoa por Pagafantas
Pablo Pineda por Yo, también

Mejor actriz revelación: BEST NEW ACTRESS

Blanca Romero por After
Soledad Villamil por El secreto de sus ojos
Leticia Herrero por Gordos
Nausicaa Bonnin por Tres días con la familia

Mejor guión original: BEST  Original Screenplay

Alberto Rodríguez Librero, Rafael Cobos por After
Alejandro Amenábar, Mateo Gil por Agora
Daniel Sánchez Arévalo por Gordos
Pedro Almodóvar por Los abrazos rotos

Mejor guión adaptado: BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Antonio Skármeta, Fernando Trueba, Jonás Trueba por El baile de la Victoria
Daniel Monzón, Jorge Guerricaechevarría por Celda 211
Eduardo Sacheri, Juan José Campanella por El secreto de sus ojos
Jaoquin Górriz, Miguel Ángel Fernández, Miguel Dalmau, Sigfrid Monleon por El cónsul de Sodoma

Mejor música: BEST MUSIC

Alberto Iglesias por Los abrazos rotos
Dario Marianelli por Agora
Roque Baños López por Celda 211
Federico Jusid por El secreto de sus ojos

Mejor canción: BEST ORIGINAL SONG

‘Agallas vs. Escamas', de Agallas
‘Stick to the Man', de Planet 51
‘Spanish Song', de Spanish Movie
‘Yo también', de Yo, también

Mejor fotografía: BEST PHOTOGRAPHY

After
Ágora
Celda 211
El secreto de sus ojos

Mejor montaje: BEST FILM EDITING

El baile de la Victoria
Celda 211
Ágora
Gordos

Mejor sonido: BEST SOUND

Ágora
Celda 211
El baile de la Victoria
Mapa de los sonidos de Tokio

Mejor dirección artística: BEST ART DIRECTION

Ágora
Celda 211
El baile de la Victoria
El cónsul de Sodoma

Mejor diseño de vestuario: BEST COSTUME DISING

Ágora
El baile de la Victoria
El cónsul de Sodoma
Los abrazos rotos

Mejor maquillaje y peluquería: BEST MAKE UP&HAIR

Ágora
Celda 211
El cónsul de Sodoma
Los abrazos rotos

Mejor documental: BEST DOCUMENTARY

Cómicos
Garbo, el hombre que salvó el mundo
La mirada de Ouka Leele
Últimos testigos: Fraga Iribarne-Carrillo, comunista

Mejor cortometraje de ficción: BEST FICTION SHORT FILM

Dime que yo
Lala
La Tama
Terapia

Mejor cortometraje de animación: BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Alma
La dama y la muerte
Margarita
Tachaan

Mejor cortometraje documental: BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

Doppelgänger
En un lugar del cine
Flores de Ruanda
Luchadoras

Mejor película extranjera de habla hispana: BEST FOREING FILM IN SPANISH

Dawson: Isla 10
Gigante
El secreto de sus ojos
La teta asustada

Mejor película europea:BEST EUROPEAN FILM

Bienvenidos al norte
Déjame entrar
La clase
Slumdog Millionaire

Mejor película de animación: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Animal Channel
Cher ami
Pérez, el ratoncito de tus sueños 2
Planet 51

Mejor dirección de producción: BEST PRODUCTION

El baile de la Victoria
Ágora
Celda 211
Che, Guerrilla

Mejores efectos especiales: BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Ágora
Celda 211
Rec 2
Spanish Movie

24th Annual Goya Awards

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24th Annual Goya Awards The Spanish Film Academy has nominated prison drama Celda 211 directed by Daniel Monzón with 16 nominations for this year’s Goya awards.Alejandro Amenabar´s Agora with 13, and nine for Fernando Trueba’s The Dancer And The Thief, (which has been selected as Spain’s option for the foreign-language Oscar) andJuan José Campanella´s The Secret In Their Eyes . Other nominees include Daniel Sanchez Arevalo’s comedy Gordos, starring Raul Arevalo and Antonio ...

San Sebastian 2009 Awards

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Official selection Jury Members THE INTERNATIONAL JURY at the 57th SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL, made up of the members Mr. LAURENT CANTET (France) (President) Mr. BONG JOON-HO (Korea) Mr. DANIEL GIMÉNEZ CACHO (Spain) Mr. JOHN MADDEN (United Kingdom) Ms.LEONOR SILVEIRA (Portugal) Ms. PILAR LÓPEZ DE AYALA (Spain) Ms. SAMIRA MAKHMALBAF (Iran) at a meeting on 25th September 2009, has decided by majority to grant the following awards: JURY PRIZE FOR BEST SCREENPLAY t...

Chloe, by Atom Egoyan, will open the San Sebastian competition

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The Canadian director Atom Egoyan will open the competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival with his film Chloe, starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried. Egoyan, one of the great renovators of modern film language with movies like Exotica (1994), The Sweet Hereafter (1987) or Ararat (2002), will compete for the first time at San Sebastian.Another outstanding name in contemporary cinema, Rodrigo García, will close the Festival with the North American film Mother and Child, st...

Seventeen films to compete for the Kutxa-New Directors Award

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Seventeen films to compete for the Kutxa-New Directors Award Directors from 13 countries will contend with their first or second movies for this award carrying 90,000 euros 8/11/2009 Seventeen films from 13 countries will compete for the Kutxa-New Directors Award at the 57th San Sebastian Festival. Fourteen of these titles compose the Zabaltegi-New Directors section, while the other three, 11’e 10 kala / 10 to 11, La mujer sin piano and Yo también (Me too), will participate in...

"Spanish Cinema Now" at Walter Reede Theater Dec 5-24th in NYC

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Spanish Cinema Now" is one of Walter Reede Theater's longest running series beginning in 1992, with the French and Italian Film Festivals close behind.  Spanish cinema is growing in popularity, especially among the younger generations. Opening night began this evening, December 5, with Nacho G. Velilla's, "Chef's Special"/"Fuera de Carta", starring Javier Camara from the Spanish hit show, "7 Lives", Pedro Almodovar's, "Hable con ella", y "Mala ...

"Spanish Cinema Now" at Walter Reede Theater Dec 5-24th in NYC

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"Spanish Cinema Now" is one of Walter Reede Theater's longest running series beginning in 1992, with the French and Italian Film Festivals close behind. Spanish cinema is growing in popularity, especially among the younger generations. Opening night began this evening, December 5, with Nacho G. Velilla's, "Chef's Special"/"Fuera de Carta", starring Javier Camara from the Spanish hit show, "7 Lives", Pedro Almodovar's, "Hable con ella", y "Mala Educacion", "Paris, je t'aime", and "Los Girasoles ...

(Strong) Accent On Spanish Cinema

Viggo Mortenson in ALAISTRE Thursday, December 7-----The high profile being brought to contemporary Spanish cinema by the international successes of Pedro Almodóvar’s VOLVER and Guillermo del Toro’s PAN’S LABYRINTH (both screened to audience acclaim at the 2006 New York Film Festival) has only stimulated the interest of international filmgoers to explore deeper into the prolific Spanish cinema scene. Giving New Yorkers a sampling of the blazing talents currently at work in Spain is the ...

Almodovar's VOLVER To Open Fort Lauderdale Festival

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The newest film from Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, the hugely anticipated VOLVER, will open the 21st edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on October 20th at Fort Lauderdale's prestigious Parker Playhouse.VOLVER, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, was honored on the Croisette with a Best Screenplay award for its writer/director Pedro Almodóvar, and an unprecedented Best Actress award for the film's ensemble cast, including international sensations...

Almodovar's VOLVER To Open The Festival

Thursday, October 5---The newest film from Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, the hugely anticipated VOLVER, will open the 21st edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on October 20th at Fort Lauderdale's prestigious Parker Playhouse. VOLVER, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, was honored on the Croisette with a Best Screenplay award for its writer/director Pedro Almodóvar, and an unprecedented Best Actress award for the film's ensemble cast, includin...

New York Film Festival opening this week end

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The 44th New York Film FestivalSeptember 29 – October 15, 2006The 17-day festival, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is a highly-selective showcase of new, inspiring and provocative cinema by both emerging talent and recognized international artists. This year’s line-up includes:Opening Night: Stephen Frears’ acidly funny portrait of the British royal family, The Queen (Miramax Films), stars Helen Mirren.Centerpiece: Pedro Almodóvar’s supernatural tale of murder, adultery...

Almodovar's VOLVER Is Festival's Centerpiece Film

Tuesday, September 26---The newest film from Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, the hugely anticipated VOLVER, will be presented as the Centerpiece Film of the New York Film Festival, which launches its 44th edition this Friday with the North American Premiere of the UK film THE QUEEN, directed by Stephen Frears and starring Helen Mirren. VOLVER, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, was honored on the Croisette with a Best Screenplay award for its writer/director Pedro Alm...

"Volver", by Pedro Almodóvar to Receive the FIPRESCI Grand Prix at San Sebastian

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The film Volver, directed by Pedro Almodóvar, will receive the FIPRESCI Grand Prix for the Best Film of the Year at San Sebastian International Film Festival. This Grand Prix, awarded each year by the International Federation of Film Critics, means recognition from film critics in over 60 countries. More than 350 critics from all over the world have voted for a film released between July 2005 and July 2006. The producer of Volver, Agustín Almodóvar, will collect the FIPRESCI Grand Prix on the...

Sixteen films will compete in the Official Selection of the San Sebastian

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Sixteen films will compete in the Official Selection of the San Sebastian International Film Festival from 21st-30th September.John Boorman, Bahman Ghobadi, Carlos Sorin, Tom DiCillo, Agnieszka Holland, Marion Hänsel, Nick Broomfield and Hirozaku Kore-eda are some of the accomplished directors whose new movies will compete for the Golden Shell and other official awards at San Sebastian.The Official Selection will be rounded off with two out-of-competition screenings: the latest creation by Lars...

Vancouver to open with latest Almodovar's Volver

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The 25th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) will open on September 28 with a screening of Pedro Almodóvar’s VOLVER. Festival Director Alan Franey also announced a few of the special events and thematic highlights of this year’s festival, which will take place September 28 to October 13 at ten theatres in the Vancouver area, again centred at the Empire Granville 7 Cinemas.“In our 25th year, rather than reflecting on the past, the VIFF looks to the future with much curiosit...

The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma: a sneak peek on the program

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The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma is providing a sneak peek at some of its programming, and is pleased to announce that Philippe Falardeau’s Congorama, Ken Loach’s The Wind that Shakes the Barley (Palme d’Or, Cannes 2006), and Pedro Almodovar’s Volver will all be shown as part of the 35th FNC. Congorama will open this milestone edition, which runs from October 18 to 28. Congorama, directed by Philippe Falardeau and produced by Luc Déry and Microscope, will be distributed in Quebec by Chri...

Cannes 2006 Best Screenplay Award, Pedro Almodovar for Volver

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The Best Screenplay Award goes to Pedro ALMODOVAR for the film Volver: Director: Pedro ALMODOVAR Screenplay: Pedro ALMODÓVAR Cinematography: José Luis ALCAINE Set Designer: Salvador PARRA Music: Alberto IGLESIAS Film Editor: José SALCEDO Sounds: Miguel REJAS Actors: Penélope CRUZ Raimunda Carmen MAURA Grand mère Irène Lola DUEÑAS Sole Blanca PORTILLO Agustina Yohana COBO Paula Chus LAMPREAVE Tante Paula Synopsis: Three generations of women survive the east wind, f...

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