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New films by renowned filmmakers in IFFR’s Spectrum

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In its main section Spectrum, the International Film Festival Rotterdam screens films by experienced directors and maestros of artistic and experimental cinema. In total, Spectrum is made up of seventy-two features and documentaries from thirty-two countries, among which six films supported by IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund. The full Spectrum title list is available here.Sixteen of the Spectrum films will be world premières, including those by Pat Holden (UK); Daniel Rosenfeld (Argentina); Garin Nug...

24th Tokyo International Film Festival announces Edward R. Pressman as President of the Jury

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Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that American film producer Edward R. Pressman will be president of the International Competition jury at the 24th TIFF. The other four members of the jury will be film producer Kees Kasander from Holland, actress Fan Bingbing from China, film director Masahiro Kobayashi from Japan, and special effects makeup artist Reiko Kruk from France. The 24th TIFF will be held from October 22-30, 2011 at Roppongi Hills and other ve...

Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation will be honored at an event in Oslo

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The Norwegian Crown Prince, His Majesty Haakon and film director/actress Liv Ullmann officially opens a Film & Music Live Gala screening at The Norwegian Opera on October 10, 2010, presenting legendary Brazilian artist Mario Peixoto´s masterpiece, LIMITE, in a newly restored version. Celebrated Norwegian composer/musician, Bugge Wesseltoft, has composed new music for the film and will be presenting it live in collaboration with acclaimed Brazilian musicians, such as Naná Vasconcelos, Marlui Mi...

Opening of the 14th Pusuan International Film Festival in South Korea

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the Pusuan international Film Festival, one of the most important  film event hold in South Korea, opened his door on tuesday October the 8th for nine days. It's a South Korean movie, "Good Morning President" realized by Jang Jin, with the actor Jang Dong-gun, which opened this 14th annual festival, a first since 3 years. This year 355 films from 70 different countries were presented. "The Message", a co-production between Chen and Gao Kuofu Qunshu...

Films competing in Locarno for Golden Leopard

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Compétition Internationale in Locarno A RELIGIOSA PORTUGUESA Director: Eugène Green Section: International Competition AKADIMIA PLATONOS Director: Filippos Tsitos Section: International Competition AU VOLEUR Director: Sarah Leonor Section: International Competition BUBEN.BARABAN Director: Alexei Mizgirev Section: International Competiti...

Films in competition in Locarno

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Compétition Internationale A RELIGIOSA PORTUGUESA Director: Eugène Green Section: International Competition AKADIMIA PLATONOS Director: Filippos Tsitos Section: International Competition AU VOLEUR Director: Sarah Leonor Section: International Competition BUBEN.BARABAN Director: Alexei Mizgirev Section: International Competition COMPLICES Director: Frédéric Mermoud Section: International Competition FRONTIER BLUES Director: Babak Jalali Section: International Competition L'INSURGÉE Director:...

Report on the 61st édition: success despite some rain at the end

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The closing ceremony for the 61st edition of the Locarno International Film Festival took place on Saturday August 16 on the Piazza Grande. The Golden Leopard was awarded to Parque via by Enrique Rivero (Mexico). This first feature is also the first Mexican film to win the Locarno Golden Leopard ever.Initial statistics on the 61st edition confirm the Festival's vitality and appeal to the public, the professionals and the press. The figures are inevitably affected however by the changeable weathe...

Report on the 61st édition: success despite some rain at the end

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The closing ceremony for the 61st edition of the Locarno International Film Festival took place on Saturday August 16 on the Piazza Grande. The Golden Leopard was awarded to Parque via by Enrique Rivero (Mexico). This first feature is also the first Mexican film to win the Locarno Golden Leopard ever.Initial statistics on the 61st edition confirm the Festival’s vitality and appeal to the public, the professionals and the press. The figures are inevitably affected however by the changeable weat...

The Locarno Festival Official Juries

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Jury of the International CompetitionRachida Brakni , actress (France)Masahiro Kobayashi, filmmaker (Japan)Dani Levy, filmmaker (Switzerland)Bertha Navarro, producer (Mexico)Goran Paskaljevic, filmmaker (Serbia)Paolo Sorrentino, filmmaker (Italy)The Jury of the Filmmakers of the Present CompetitionBertrand Bonello, filmmaker (France)Benedek Fliegauf, filmmaker (Hungary)Cao Guimarães, filmmaker (Brazil)Corso Salani , filmmaker (Italy)Franz Treichler, musician (Switzerland)The Jury for the Best F...

Brussels European Film Festival's line up

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The 6th Brussels European Film Festival will take place from Saturday 28 June until Sunday 6 July 2008 at the Flagey theatre, in collaboration with Cinédécouvertes. The Festival continues its role of discovering European talents by focusing on first and second long feature films from all over Europe. Following its fruitful collaboration with the Royal Belgian Film Archive, the Festival widens its horizons by reaching to the five continents. The Compétition Age d'Or – Cinédécouvertes pres...

Kaori Momoi sera l'Invitée d’honneur et la présidente des festivités de Kinotayo

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Invitée d’honneur et présidente des festivités la talentueuse et originale Kaori Momoi, qu’on a pu voir récemment dans Mémoires d’une geisha (2005) de Rob Marshall et Le Soleil (2005) d’Alexandre Sokourov. Mais elle est aussi l’actrice de grands réalisateurs du cinéma japonais passé et présent avec parmi eux : Akira Kurosawa, Shohei Imamura, Takashi Miike,Shunji Iwai,… Pour Kinotayo, elle présentera cette année son premier film en tant que réalisatrice de Facesof a fig t...

Awards and Award-winners at 15th Filmfest Hamburg

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Four awards were presented tonight within the framework of the closing event of Filmfest Hamburg in the cinema CinemaxX Dammtor:The Hamburg Film Critics Award, presented this year for the fourth time by ‘DerSpiegel’, ‘Stern’, ‘Hamburger Abendblatt’ and ‘NDR 90,3’, went to the English film ‘Control’ (director: Anton Corbijn, German distributor: capelight pictures).Endowed with 30,000 euros by the Department of Economy and Finance, the TVProduzentenpreis (TV Producers Award) we...

Winning The Big Prizes At The Locarno FF

 Tuesday, August 14----------The Locarno International Film Festival, celebrating its 60th anniversary this year in the picturesque city of Locarno in the Swiss canton of Ticino, held its Gala Awards ceremony on Saturday evening, honoring a group of exceptional films from around the world. The Japanese drama THE REBIRTH won the Golden Leopard, the Festival's highest honor. Director Masahiro Kobayashi collected his award at the ceremony held in the city's expansive Piazza Grande. The dir...

Hambourg FilmFest winners across the board

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It's fairly unusual at a film festival with umpteen titles to pick from that one selects three names out of a hat, and all three turn out to be not only winners, back to back, but films of quality ranging from excellent to astounding. Today's triple winning ticket: "ZOZO" from Norway by way of Beirut, "Fratricide" Brudermord) -- astounding turf battle between Turks and Kurds in a German city, and "Bashing", a hypnotic Kafkaesque look at life on Desolation Row in a northern Japanese industrial w...

Masahiro Kobayashi Explores "Bashing" at Cannes

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Bashing, Masahiro Kobayashi, Japan (2005)From four time Cannes afficiondo Masahiro Kobayashi comes a film about a Japanese journalist held hostage in Iraq who returns home only to meet the scorn of her people. Coming to terms with the confinements of her upbringing in this brutal ostracization, she longs to return to the Middle East where she feels her life had meaning for the first time. The film evokes cross cultural references to hostage situations. In the case of Japan, Prime Minister Juni...

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