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‘Superclassico’ (2011) by Danish director Ole Christian Madsen was one of the best films I’ve seen of 2011. A relentlessly bittersweet romantic comedy set in Buenos Aires, Christian (played by Anders Berthelsen) is a middle-aged Danish wine seller whose wife leaves him for a younger man. Christian’s wife, Anna (Paprika Steen), is a soccer agent working in Buenos Aires who is tired of her routine married life with Christian and opts for an exciting existence with her Lat...

Interview with Ole Christian Madsen on 'Superclassico' (2012)

‘Superclassico’ (2011) by Danish director Ole Christian Madsen was one of the best films I’ve seen of 2011. A relentlessly bittersweet romantic comedy set in Buenos Aires, Christian (played by Anders Berthelsen) is a middle-aged Danish wine seller whose wife leaves him for a younger man. Christian’s wife, Anna (Paprika Steen), is a soccer agent working in Buenos Aires who is tired of her routine married life with Christian and opts for an exciting existence with her Lat...

Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijόn

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Another interesting film festival destination in Europe would be of course Spain and since I am in the FIPRESCI Jury of Gijon International Festival right now I wouldn’t be allowed to talk about film selection just yet, then I would just stress out that Gijon International Film Festival 2012 www.gijonfilmfestival.com in spite of the recent difficulties due to a dismissed previous director of the festival and his petitioned support by Almodovar, Egoyan, Solonz etc… of a world cinema,...

The Lucky 13th Edition of the LA Scandinavian Film Festival

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by Ron Gilbert Now it in its thirteenth year this Film Festival .offers a Scandinavian Cinema combined with a Smorgasbord treat starting on January 7, 8, 14, 15 at Writers Guild Theater (135 S. Doheny/at Wilshire) in Beverly Hills. I have been very fortunate to be in attendance at this film festival and have chosen this fest instead of Palms Springs and Sundance on my weekends. The five Nordic Oscar submissions plus additional current feature films, shorts, and documentaries...

2012 Sundance Film Festival competition films

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Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Film Festival will take place January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival. Robert Redford, Founder and President of Sundance Institute remarked, "We are, and always have been, a festival about the filmmakers. So w...

Laurence Fishburne To Serve as International Jury President at next Zurich festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today the members of the two juries that will preside over the international competition categories at the 7th edition of the Festival, which takes place September 22 – October 2, 2011. Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne (“The Matrix” trilogy, “Mystic River,” “What’s Love Got to Do With It”) will serve as Jury President for the ZFF’s international section. The Festival will also be honoring Fishburne with a special achieve...

NEWSLETTER N° 489: December 18, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 489: December 18, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise with us  This newsletter reaches 83 000 film professionnals...

Cinequest 30th to celebrate the real revolutionaries, the Mavericks

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            The 20th Anniversary Cinequest Film Festival (CQFF20), Feb. 23 - March 7, 2010, celebrates the vision of Cinequest's founding artists and innovators: Mavericks. In the past year, our country increased its national debt by $1.9 trillion, including $245 billion in bailout funds as part of a greater effort to create change. Conversely, Cinequest, a company that has stayed in the black since inception, spent less than $2 m...

Cinequest 30th to celebrate the real revolutionaries, the Mavericks

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In the past year, our country increased its national debt by $1.9 trillion, including $245 billion in bailout funds as part of a greater effort to create change. Conversely, Cinequest, a company that has stayed in the black since inception, spent less than $2 million to create change by empowering the artistic revolutionaries of our time: the Mavericks, those who astound, electrify, inspire, laugh, pioneer—and in turn create rippling effects throughout the world. The 20th Anniversary Cinequest...

Interview with Martin Pieter Zandvliet the director of Applause.

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Image: Martin Pieter Zandvliet (right) with his leading lady Paprika Steen Applause, the impressive debut feature from Danish director Martin Pieter Zandvliet, tells the story of Thea, an acclaimed actress attempting to reconnect with her two young sons whilst recovering from alcoholism. Atmospherically shot and admirably economical in its storytelling, the film is anchored by a stunning lead performance from veteran actress Paprika Steen (Festen, Open Hearts, The Idiots). We caught up ...

Paprika Steen - meeting with a Danish movie star

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Paprika Steen is a true artist. When she arrives for our meeting, she brings a creative energy that makes me think ‘this is what early-mid 1900s Hollywood movie stars must have radiated...’ She talks passionately about her craft. Paprika combines acting and directing and loves both forms of creativity. She speaks Danish, Swedish, English, French and Russian and has the world as her workplace. You get the picture – this is a true movie star! “The most important thing is i...

London Fest afternoon tea at the Mayfair - so lovely British!!

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One real gem at the festival is the tea ceremony. A few afternoons, members of the press gather with filmmakers and actors to chat and have tea. It's a very inspiring and just lovely event and a great opportunity to meet in a more relaxed setting. Today I had the pleasure to indulge in scones and tea with Danish filmmaker Martin Pieter Zandvliet. His film "Applause" is a dark, heartfelt, but also hopeful story about a mother who is recovering from alcoholism and desperat...

2009 Hamptons Festival Award Winners Announced!

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Golden Starfish Award for Best Narrative Feature:“The Misfortunates,” directed by Felix van GroeningenSpecial Jury Award for Outstanding Achievement by an Actor:Paprika Steen, APPLAUSEGolden Starfish Award for Best Documentary:“Long Distance Love,” directed by Magnus Gertten and Elin JonssonSpecial Jury AwardMUGABE AND THE WHITE AFRICAN, Lucy Bailey & Andrew ThompsonGolden Starfish Award for Best Short:“Dust Kid,” directed by Jung YumiBest Film of Conflict & Resolution:“Rabbit a la...

Filmfest Hamburg to line up 142 films from 42 countries

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A selection of outstanding films from all over the world will once again be presented as German, European or world premieres in Hamburg from 24th September to 3rd October 2009. Following the announcement of the film selections for New Zealand Deluxe, young Turkish cinema and the Focus "Vibrant Metropolises", the 17th Filmfest Hamburg now discloses further programme highlights. 142 films from 42 countries have been confirmed. Characterized by its broad spectrum of films from high-quality cinema t...

Filmfest Hamburg to line up 142 films from 42 countries

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A selection of outstanding films from all over the world will once again be presented as German, European or world premieres in Hamburg from 24th September to 3rd October 2009. Following the announcement of the film selections for New Zealand Deluxe, young Turkish cinema and the Focus "Vibrant Metropolises", the 17th Filmfest Hamburg now discloses further programme highlights. 142 films from 42 countries have been confirmed. Characterized by its broad spectrum of films from high-quality cinema t...

Filmfest Hamburg to line up 142 films from 42 countries

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A selection of outstanding films from all over the world will once again be presented as German, European or world premieres in Hamburg from 24th September to 3rd October 2009. Following the announcement of the film selections for New Zealand Deluxe, young Turkish cinema and the Focus "Vibrant Metropolises", the 17th Filmfest Hamburg now discloses further programme highlights. 142 films from 42 countries have been confirmed. Characterized by its broad spectrum of films from high-quality cinema t...

The San Sebastian red carpet will be fuchsia and crowded

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Antonio Banderas, Richard Eyre, Woody Allen, Javier Bardem and Rebecca Hall will be walking along it on the opening dayThe carpet that the stars at the forthcoming San Sebastián Festival will be walking along will be fuchsia, which is the predominant colour this year in the Festival’s image.The fuchsia carpet is 90 metres long in the route it follows along the Paseo de la Zurriola leading up to the door of the Kursaal, and 40 metres long outside the Victoria Eugenia.The team that has made th...

Brussels European Film Festival Awards

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The 6th edition of the Brussels European Film Festival closed down this Sunday 6 July with the Award Ceremony, followed by the closing film TRICKS by Andrzej Jakimowski, in presence of the Polish director. Official Competition The Jury Bruno Merle (director « Héros » – France) Peter Wenham (production designer « Blood Diamond », « The Bourne Supremacy », « The Queen », « The Bourne Ultimatum » – Great Britain) Aneta Lesnikovska (director « Does it hurt ? The first Balkan Dogma ...

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...

Sarasota Film Festival Announces Narrative Films, Documentaries & Shorts Packages

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The Sarasota Film Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary April 4-13th 2008. What began as a three-day festival with a handful of events has grown over a decade into one of the leading regional festivals is North America. As previously announced, this year the festival is thrilled to have as its honorary chairs, Governor Charlie Crist, United Artists CEO Paula Wagner and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Co-Chairman Rick Nicita. They are all expected to attend the 10th Anniversary Ball, where th...

Thoughts from AFI on females faces in Film

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Female Faces in Film Story and photo by MICHELLE PASTER, AFI Daily News Magazine Editor Female filmmakers have a strong presence at AFI FEST this year. In two films, JELLYFISH, from Israel, and WITH YOUR PERMISSION, from Denmark, the female filmmakers' sensibilities impact character development and choice. Though the directors come from different cultures, the ties that bind their films are family, personal relationships, and love or the lack of it. In writer/director Shira Gefen's JE...

London Film Festival: It's A Wrap!!!

 Friday, November 2--------This was my first time at the London Film Festival, a storied event that just concluded its 51st edition, making it one of the oldest and most venerated film festivals in the world. London is a great city and it does have a great film festival.....an event that delivers an equal measure of star power and filmmaker discoveries, includes intimate special events and gala premieres, and also serviced the professional industry and aspiring filmmakers. The series of market...

London Festival Finishes with a Flourish

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Tonight, The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival rounded off a record-breaking year with THE DARJEELING LIMITED. This year’s 51st Festival hosted 185 feature films and 133 short films from 43 countries, 412 screenings and 515 visiting international filmmakers, over 1000 industry professionals including a record 191 buyers and sellers, and the highest ever audience attendance. International glamour on the red carpet featured throughout the Festival’s 16 days. Wes Anderson was joined by Jason ...

Danes Descend On London

Friday, October 12-----------The Danes are coming, the Danes are coming!!!!  Following impressive line-ups in previous years, Danish cinema once again has a strong and diverse presence at The Times bfi 51st London Film Festival 2007. Seven films have been selected as part of this year’s program, including four features, two animated shorts for younger audiences, and one short film. Denmark ’s world-renowned production company Zentropa Films (which launced the Dogme revolution and produced t...

The Toronto Torrent

 Tuesday, September 4---------The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't officially open for another 48 hours, but already a hurricane of film talents, industryites, press and film buffs are descending onto the Ontario metropolis with a torrent that is almost audible. Coming in from Los Angeles, New York and the four corners of the globe, including the just concluded Montreal World Film Festival, and the still continuing Venice Film Festival......all eyes are on "the gateway to North...

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