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Filmfest Munchen reveals Werner Herzog Retrospective

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For the 25th time, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, Germany's largest summer film festival, will be attracting filmmakers and industry professionals from around the world.Werner Herzog RetrospectiveWerner Herzog, whom François Truffaut once called "Germany's most important living director" will be our guest. Herzog, who, especially in collaboration with Klaus Kinski, made such movie milestones as FITZCARRALDO and AGUIRRE – THE WRATH OF GOD will return to his hometown for the Filmfest to present his films.I...

Unseen Classic Caps Fassbinder Retrospective At MoMA

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Monday, April 9-------A cinema classic largely unseen since its debut in 1980 caps off the three-week series of films made by the iconoclastic German New Cinema director Rainer Werner Fassbinder that has been captivating New York audiences anew at the Museum of Modern Art. Fassbinder was the highly influential director whose distinctive films mixed politics, social issues and deep emotions in a sparkling career that was meteoric and all too brief . After the release of such 1970s milestones as F...

The Feminist Cinema of Margarethe Von Trotta

Saturday, March 3-----The Miami International Film Festival has traditionally been a supportive environment for female directors. This year, the Festival is showcasing more than 40 films from women directors from all over the world, including several highly anticipated films from acknowledged film veterans. One such pioneer is the German director Margarethe von Trotta, whose newest film I AM THE OTHER WOMAN (Ich Bin Die Andere) screens this evening as a Gusman Premiere at the Festival's prem...

26th International Istanbul Film Festival

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Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts and sponsored by AKBANK, the International Istanbul Film Festival celebrates its 26th year in 2007. The festival will be held March 30th-April 15th. As Turkey's primary film festival, the Istanbul Film Festival will unite outstanding films, movie stars and master directors with cinema-lovers in Istanbul, and as always, present a wide panorama of Turkish movies as well. Festival goers are promised a variety of novelties and surprises not t...

Berlinale 2007: It's a Wrap

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The Berlin International Film Festival has long reflected the character of its bohemian host city. Think avant-garde filmmaking in the Forum section; gay-themed pictures in Panorama; and the political polemic popular among competition directors, including this time, the Holocaust film, The Counterfeiters.This year’s festival (February 8th-18th, 2007), however, went one step further, taking fest-goers back in time to a bygone era of cinema and the city’s golden age. The opening film La Vie En...

Jeanne Moreau Presides over San Sebastian Jury

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The French actress Jeanne Moreau is one of the few performing artists who both epitomize and transcend their eras by the originality of their work.Jeanne Moreau was born in Paris on January 25, 1928. Her father, Anatole Désiré Moreau, was the proprietor of a Montmartre bistro. Her mother, Kathleen Sarah Buckley, left Lancashire, England, at the age of seventeen to dance at the Folies-Bergère. After honing her craft as a principal member of the Comédie-Française and the Théâtre National Po...

44th New York Film Festival Announces Dates

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The New York Film Festival, the grande dame of New York film events, has announced that its 44th edition will be held at New York's Lincoln Center from September 29 to October 15, 2006. The Festival, which is presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, continues an extraordinary tradition of showcasing the newest and most important cinematic works by directors from around the world. Over its long history, the Festival has introduced such singular talents as Francois Truffaut, Bernardo Ber...

Barbet Schroeder honored at next San Sebastian Fest

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The San Sebastian Festival will dedicate a retrospective to French director, Barbet Schroeder The 54th San Sebastian International Film Festival, to take place from 21st-30th September, will dedicate a retrospective to the French director, producer and actor Barbet Schroeder, promoter in the 60s of the earlier work by Nouvelle Vague directors like Eric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette, and author of a filmography as a moviemaker who has always endeavoured to portray the attitudes of his time.A pioneer...

Wim Wenders to be honored at Miami Film Festival

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German auteur director Wim Wenders will be feted with the Career Achievement Tribute by the Miami International Film Festival, which will be held from March 3 to 12. Wenders joins a distinguished roster of Festival honorees including actress/director Liv Ullmann, Spanish director Carlos Saura and Brazilian director Hector Babenco.“We are proud to pay tribute to this legendary director, writer, and producer whose contribution to the spirit of independent cinema continues to inspire filmmakers a...

Mannheim-Heidelberg Award winners

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The Award Winners of the 54th International Filmfestival Mannheim-HeidelbergInternational Jury: Claudia Bedogni (Italy), Miguel Pereira (Argentina), Dr. Veit Heiduschka (Austria), Micha Schiwow (Switzerland), Alexander Bohr (Germany)Main Award of Mannheim-Heidelberggoes to Igor Sterk from Slovenia for the film Tuning / Feinabstimmung”For the precise use of film language in the construction of a powerful visual narrative about the deconstruction of a middle class family.“ Rainer Werner Fassbi...

Fassbinder Hommage at next Mannheim-Heidelberg Fest

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Nine films for eternity – Hommage to Rainer Werner Fassbinder atthe 54th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg taking place from 17 to 26 November 2005The 54th International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg dedicates thisyear’s hommage to one of the rare superstars of German cinema,Rainer Werner Fassbinder. He died in 1982. But still there is nodiscussion about German film that doesn’t start with him and also endswith a reference to his work. He showed his first films in Mannheim ...

Angelopoulos heads The Montréal World Film Festival

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The jury lineup for 29th edition of the Montréal World Film Festival, which takes place from August 26 to September 5, is one of the most prestigious in the Festival’s history. It is chaired by Greek director Theo Angelopoulos, and includes Russian director Pavel Lounguine, Chilean director Silvio Caiozzi, Spanish writer Vicente Molina Foix, the well-known Swedish cameraman Jörgen Persson, and the founder of the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy, now Vice President of the Italian National Film ...

Filmmakers Edward Wang and Malle retrospective in NY

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Two masters of the art of the cinema are being honored in New York at career retrospectives at two of New York’s most venerable film institutions, starting this past weekend. The Museum of Modern Art, which has one of the world’s most celebrated film archives, will present three defining films from the career of Taiwanese director Edward Yang, to mark the publication of a new monograph on the filmmaker by celebrated film critic and historian John Anderson. The filmmaker is revered as a moder...

Denver Film Festival full program

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The 27th Starz Denver International Film Festival (SDIFF27), produced by the Denver Film Society, rolls-out October 14 - 24, 2004. This year’s festival features a focus on German cinema along with a host of new and returning awards and showcases approximately 200 films, including eighteen premieres, including six World, five North American, and seven U.S. premieres. SDIFF27 will host over a hundred actors, directors, and producers as guests and promises to answer the festival’s theme quest...

Alan Parker heads Moscow Jury

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Moscow festival jury members:MAIN COMPETITIONAlan PARKER — Chairman, director (United Kingdom) Jerzy STUHR — actor, director (Poland) Boris AKUNIN — author (Russia) Armen MEDVEDEV — film critic, film producer (Russia) Barbara SUKOWA — actress (Germany) Humbert BALSAN — film producer (France) COMPETITION PERSPECTIVESAlexei UCHITEL — Chairman, director, producer (Russia) Diana DUMBRAVA — actress (Romania) Stefan LAUDYN — festival director (Pola...

Stuggart gets animated early April

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12th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated FilmFrom 1st – 6th April 2004 Stuttgart will once again be the Mecca of animated film. The International Festival of Animated Film, which was founded in 1982, is now entering its twelfth year. With over 40,000 visitors, the world’s second largest festival for animated film is the most important event of its kindin Germany.Over 1,200 film entries means that a new record has been set compared with the last Festival (932 entries). Concentrated a...

25 years of German cinema at MOMA

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KINO's jubilee event in 2003:25 years of German Cinema in the Museum of Modern Art in New YorkBig round of applause for ROSENSTRASSE at the opening and a substantial increase in admissions for KINO 2003On the occasion of KINO's 25th jubilee, the Export-Union of German Cinema and the Museum of Modern Art opened the season of German films (6-16 November 2003) with the Venice prize-winner ROSENSTRASSE in the presence of director Margarethe von Trotta, co-author Pamela Katz and the lead actress Mari...

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