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Gala screenings in Moscow

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Gala screenings the section devoted to discovery of the best from othetr festivals:Russian and foreign film makers present their latest productions. The program is made up of the films which were an exceptional success at the recent world film festivals: “Head-on” by Fatih Akin - Grand-Prix at 2004 Berlin film festival,“Bad Education” by Pedro Almodovar – the film that opened Cannes-2004, “Nobody Knows” by Hirokazu Kore-Eda – Best Actor at Cannes-2004,“Old Boy” by Park Chan-w...

On the Road to the Palmarès

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With two days away to the Palmarès, and two films left to screen, here is the official selection which has commanded the press attention for over a week - with comments by the directors. No one can ever predict what a jury with a chemistry of its own will decide. We have some ideas though from the day one press conference: Benoît Poelvoorde is going to take revenge on the films because he's never won an award (prompted by Bob Hope and Billy Crystal). Tilda Swinton and Quentin Tarantino will po...

Opening Ceremony red carpet

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The opening ceremony for Cannes Film Festival opened with the presentation of Pedro Almodovar's "Bad Education". Quentin Tarantion head of the jury walked up with the film cast and Sofia Coppola and many more film talents.Also invited on the steps were the french showbiz demonstrators who did not prevent the protocole from running smoothly.talents....

Marcie Bloom to be honored at next hamptons fest

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THE HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND indieWIRE SET TO TOAST MARCIE BLOOMThe Hamptons International Film Festival is presenting its 12th anniversary season this October 20th – 24th, 2004. The Hamptons Festival is a celebration of film – its art, its excitement, its people. This year, the Festival partners with indieWIRE to inaugurate a new event where we celebrate a person or persons who best exemplifies the spirit of the independent film world and whose energy, vision, and acumen ...

Women Behind the Camera: Nominated for the Palme

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Agnès Jaoui and Lucrezia Martel's films premiered the same day, include a music theme and were created with veteran fathersand/or producers. 'Look at Me' has been well received, the script is intelligent and the acting performances excellent. It is a film made for 'Cannes heaven'. Agnès Jaoui, is the partner of French veteran Jean Pierre Bacri, who plays the father 'Etienne', "a self-obsessed writer who ignores his daughter"; Agnès, plays herself - the singing teacher Sylvia Miller who doubt...

Shrek2 at Cannes

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Shrek 2 is in place as are Antonia Banderas and Melanie Griffiths, as well as Mike Myers , Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy and wife ( first time in Cannes) , Julie Andrews , Jennifer Saunders , Rupert Everett and producer Jerry Katzenberg. The producer admitted that he called up Giles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux when the film was completed and explained how much they had enjoyed being at Cannes with Shrek. Surpisingly, he said, they were invited back for Shrek 2, the first time a film and its sequel h...

Almodóvar Declares the 57th Cannes Film Festival Open!

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Laura Morante was stagestruck and elegant, as the hostess with the mostest to introduce for the Cannes extravaganza of opening night. "Anthropologists claim that man is the only living being interested in images--other animals see them only as illusions and look away", said the Italian actress. "It's the love of cinema that brings us here", she explained. And that was doubly reinforced by president of the jury Quentin Tarantino, who strode onto the stage, and seemingly with a loss for words at...

Almodóvar at Cannes

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Today was the long awaited debut of the 57th Cannes Opening Film, Pedro Almodóvar's new film Bad Education. Fele Martinez and Gael Garcia Bernal, tackle the subject of sexual child abuse, set at a religious school in the 1960's and the free Madrid of the 1980's, the Spanish Mystic River at Cannes this year. Almodóvar, Martinez and Garcia Bernal were all present at the press conference on opening day. The gender bending Spanish director that has liberated film in his country after Franco explai...

Silver anniversary of Fantasporto splash in Cannes

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Going now to its 25th edition, Fantasporto has brought to Portugal for the first time the films of such names as David Cronenberg, André Tarkovsky, Brian de Palma, John Carpenter, Alain Resnais, David Lynch, Pedro Almodovar, Andrzej Zulawski, Ridley Scott, Luc Besson, Peter Greenaway, Neil Jordan, Jean-Jacques Beneix, Joel and Ethan Cohen, Sam Raimi, Brian Yuzna, Peter Jackson, Hal Hartley, Anthony Minghella, Quentin Tarantino, Roberto Rodriguez, Danny Boyle, Paul Anderson, David Fincher, James...

Day one in Cannes

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The Cannes International Film Festival is officially open. Protesters from the french shobiz industry were invited to walk up the stairs, which they did rather peacefuly, without disturbing the festival protocole, (Gilles Jacob's baby).It was Pedro Almodovar and his film crew representing Bad Education (La Mala educación) who had the honors of being the first to do the red carpet walk for this 57th edition. Despite the raindrops, the celebrities arriving for the opening ceremony did not cower, ...

Day one in Cannes

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The Cannes International Film Festival is officially open. Protesters from the french shobiz industry were invited to walk up the stairs, which they did rather peacefuly, without disturbing the festival protocole, (Gilles Jacob's baby).It was Pedro Almodovar and his film crew representing Bad Education (La Mala educación) who had the honors of being the first to do the red carpet walk for this 57th edition. Despite the raindrops, the celebrities arriving for the opening ceremony did not cower, ...

San Sebastian will use an outdoor screen to seat 3000

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52nd SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL PREVIEW17-25 September 2004The Festival made the official presentation of its 52nd year at its traditional meeting with friends from the press and the world of culture on Friday 7 May, during which it announced some of its proposals for the forthcoming month of September and revealed the posters representing the different sections.The official poster emerged in tribute to the centenary of a person whom, although principally connected to the world of painting, act...

The Boys from County Clare to open Karlovy Vary

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PROGRAMME FOR THE 39TH KARLOVY VARY IFF 2004The Karlovy Vary IFF is the most important international film festival in Central and Eastern Europe and the only A-grade festival in the Czech Republic. Its A-grade status (a “non-specialised festival with a feature film competition”) ranks the Karlovy Vary IFF among a group of prestigious festivals which e.g. also includes Cannes, Berlin, Venice and Tokyo. The conception of the festival, screening over 200 new films from all over the world for t...

Cannes 2004 Lines Up

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The 57th Cannes film festivalpresents 56 films this year, with nine new first film features.This years lineup most definitely seems to fulfill the aims of this extraordinary pageant of world cinema:"a mouth-watering menu with an inventive cuisine that is neither too traditional nor too pretentious; a selection that is the most international in the world, open to all film genres and without forgetting the foremost among them - the film lover genre; a selection that is attentive to the arrival of ...

Cannes Line up 2004 revealed

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The 57th Cannes film festival presents 56 films this year, with nine new first film features. This year's lineup most definitely seems to fulfill the aims of this extraordinary pageant of world cinema:"a mouth-watering menu with an inventive cuisine that is neither too traditional nor too pretentious; a selection that is the most international in the world, open to all film genres and without forgetting the foremost among them - the film lover genre; a selection that is attentive to the arrival ...

Cannes Lineup 2004 Announced

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The 57th Cannes film festivalpresents 56 films this year, with nine new first film features.This years lineup most definitely seems to fulfill the aims of this extraordinary pageant of world cinema:"a mouth-watering menu with an inventive cuisine that is neither too traditional nor too pretentious; a selection that is the most international in the world, open to all film genres and without forgetting the foremost among them - the film lover genre; a selection that is attentive to the arrival of ...

Laura Morante, master of ceremony for the 57th Festival de Cannes

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Laura Morante is to be the master of ceremony for the coming Festival de Cannes: she will launch the 57th edition by welcoming the President, Quentin Tarantino, and his jury on May 12th, as well as Pedro Almodovar who will be opening the Festival with the presentation of his film La Mala educaciòn.Laura Morante is also to compere the Palmarès ceremony on Saturday May 22nd. The Italian actress, daughter of the famous author Elsa Morante, last came to the Festival de Cannes in 2001 when she play...

Final rumors of line up

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The following movies are expected to compete for this year's "Palme d'or" according to French press reports: "The Ladykillers" (Coen Brothers), a remake of a comedy from 1955 "Shrek 2" by Dreamworks - the first part was already in competition three years ago "La vie est un miracle" (Emir Kusturica, Yugoslavia) a festival regular."Diaros de Motocicleta", an adaptation of Che Guevara's autobiography by Brazilian director Walter Salles covering Guevara's motorcycle adventures in the South America o...

Pedro Almodóvar's Bad Education Cannes opener

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From Cannes comes the fabulous news that Pedro Almodóvar will open the 57th Festival de Cannes with his new film La Mala educaciòn (Bad Education) on May 12.Bad Education is the story of two young boys, Zahara and Paca who discover love, film and fear in the 1960's in a religious school run by Father Manolo (Lluís Homar). The three characters meet again at the end of the 1970's and during the 1980's.Written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, the leads are Gael Garcìa Bernal, Fele Martinez ...

French Rendez Vous in New York

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Rendez-Vous with French CinemaMarch 12 -21Rendez-Vous 2004 is presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Unifrance and The French Film Office / Unifrance USA, together with The French Cultural Services. Sponsored by Air France and TV5. Directors and Actors Attending Rendez-Vous 2004 (Check website for specific showtimes): • Nathalie Baye, actress, Feelings• Siegrid Alnoy, director, She’s One of Us• Grégory Baquet, actor, Grande Ecole• Gilles Bourdos, director, A Sight for Sore E...

Pedro Almodóvar's Bad Education Cannes opener

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From Cannes comes the fabulous news that Pedro Almodóvar will open the 57th Festival de Cannes with his new film La Mala educaciòn (Bad Education) on May 12.Bad Education is the story of two young boys, Zahara and Paca who discover love, film and fear in the 1960's in a religious school run by Father Manolo (Lluís Homar). The three characters meet again at the end of the 1970's and during the 1980's.Written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, the leads are Gael Garcìa Bernal, Fele Martinez ...

Celestial's Shaw Brothers gets distrib in Spain

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CELESTIAL’S SHAW BROTHERS MARTIAL ARTS MOVIES TO BE DISTRIBUTED BY MANGA FILMS IN SPAIN The Spanish film industry is viewed by many these days as the critical link between Europe, the US and Latin America cinema. In recent years, a wave of young, Spanish directorial talents have surfaced, such as Pedro Almodovar, Alejandro Amenabar, Fernando Leon de Aranoa and Cesc Gay. Between them, they have helped to gradually develop Spain as a film-making powerhouse. Similarly, when the Hong Kong film ind...
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