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Demy time in San Sebastian

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Retrospective on Jacques Demy at the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival The season will be presented by hi widow Agnès Varda, Mathieu Demy and Rosalie Varda   The 59th San Sebastián Film Festival will be devoting a comprehensive retrospective to the work of the French filmmaker Jacques Demy (Pontchâteau, 1931- París, 1990), a key figure in French cinema who breathed fresh life into the musical genre. Although initially linked with the young directors who formed part of the nouvelle v...

Rome International Film Festival, October 28-November 5, 2010

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If you find yourself in Rome towards the end of October to the beginning of November, 2010, then maybe one of the 146 Films and Documentaries being shown at the Auditorium Parco della Musica at the Rome International Film Festival, will be of interest to you.  Of the Sixteen films in competition, judged by the International Jury comprised of Sergio Castellitto, Natalia Aspesi, Ulu Grosbard, Patrick McGrath, Edgar Reitz, and Olga Sviblova, four are Italian, while two are American. 1.  "Un...

Locarno Excellence Award to Chiara Mastroianni

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  The Festival del film Locarno will confer the Excellence Award Möet & Chandon to the French actress Chiara Mastroianni. The presentation ceremony will be on Friday 6 August in the Piazza Grande, the following day the public will have an opportunity to attend a discussion with the actress. Non ma fille, tu n'iras pas danser (Making Plans for Lena), by Christophe Honoré Chiara Mastroianni was born in Paris in 1972 to actors Catherine Deneuve and Marcello Mastroianni. In 1994, ...

New York's Love Affair With French Cinema

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  New Yorkers are in love again, l'amour fou as they say, with French cinema. Not only has the film "Un Prophete" emerged as one of the big international hits of the year (a much deserved Oscar nominee that should have won the prize) but the current program of new Gallic titles that is the 15th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema offers francophiles (count me in) some boundless treats. The Rendez-Vous, a favorite New York rite of spring, is presented by the Film Society of Li...

Play it again

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For the 60th anniversary of the Berlin International Film Festival, the Retrospective takes a look back at the long history of the festival with a programme curated by David Thomson. Retrospective section head Rainer Rother explains why the respected film critic was his favourite candidate for the job, what fascinated him about Thomson's selection of films and how cinema has become freer and richer over the years. Janus Dissing Rathke in Niels Arden Oplev's Drømmen: this year's...

Italian Cinematographer Mario Tosi Honored At FLIFF

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  It is a long journey from Nazi-occupied Rome to the sunshine glitz of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.....but this is the journey that cinematographer Mario Tosi has taken to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in Cinematography at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on Wednesday evening prior to the screening of ITALIANS by writer/director Giovanni Veronesi.  Mr. Tosi has shot over 35 films including such Hollywood projects as HEARTS OF THE WEST (Jeff Bridges, Blythe D...

Italian Cinematographer Mario Tosi Honored At FLIFF

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It is a long journey from Nazi-occupied Rome to the sunshine glitz of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.....but this is the journey that cinematographer Mario Tosi has taken to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in Cinematography at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on Wednesday evening prior to the screening of ITALIANS by writer/director Giovanni Veronesi. Mr. Tosi has shot over 35 films including such Hollywood projects as HEARTS OF THE WEST (Jeff Bridges, Blythe Danner, Andy Griffith...

Berlinale Camera for Manoel de Oliveira

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Since 1986, the Berlin International Film Festival has presented the Berlinale Camera to film personalities or institutions to which it feels particularly indebted and wishes to express its thanks with this award.As announced previously, Berlinale Cameras are being awarded to French director Claude Chabrol, and German film and television producer Günter Rohrbach (at the Friedrichstadtpalast at 9 pm on Feb. 9). As the Festival would now like to make known, it will also be honouring Portuguese di...

Jules Dassin: An Artist In Exile

Friday, April 4-----Jules Dassin, an American director, screenwriter and actor who found success making movies in Europe after he was blacklisted in the United States because of his ties to the Communist Party, died Monday in Athens, where he had lived since the 1970s. He was 96. Mr. Dassin is most widely remembered for films he made after he fled Hollywood in the 1950s, including NEVER ON SUNDAY (1960) with the Greek actress Melina Mercouri, whom he later married; TOPKAPI (1964), with Ms. Merco...

Jules Dassin passed away in Athens at 96

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Jules Dassin, an American director, screenwriter and actor who found success making movies in Europe after he was blacklisted in the United States because of his ties to the Communist Party, died Monday in Athens, where he had lived since the 1970s. He was 96. Mr. Dassin is most widely remembered for films he made after he fled Hollywood in the 1950s, including NEVER ON SUNDAY (1960) with the Greek actress Melina Mercouri, whom he later married; TOPKAPI (1964), with Ms. Mercouri, Peter Ustinov a...

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 ...

Tiburon Film Festival to showcase over 240 films

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The 2007 Tiburon International Film Festival (TIFF) is set for March 22 - 30, 2007. TIFF will be showcasing over 240 films from 90 countries. The Opening Night Film & Gala is scheduled for March 22, 2007. The Opening Night Film of the 2007 Tiburon International Film Festival is Even Money, directed by Academy Award nominated director, Mark Rydell (starring Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, Forrest Whitaker, Kelsey Grammer, Ray Liotta, Nick Canon and Tim Roth). Even Money will be making its West Coa...

new and old european classics on view in Turkey

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New and old european classics on view in Turkey with the "European Film Festival On Wheels" – Izmir, Turkey. With Turkey now bucking for entry into the EU (European Union) this travelling selection of carefully culled European films -- Features and Shorts, old and new -- is a most significant cinematic and cultural event in this dynamic country of 65 million, stretching west to east, from the Aegean Sea to the Caucasus, north to south, from the Black Sea to the Eastern Mediterranean. Founder...
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