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Huatulco Food and Film Festival, why? when? where? and whom?

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  ¿QUE ES?   HUATULCO FOOD & FILM FESTIVAL conjunta la cultura gastronómica, una de las más antiguas formas de identidad cultural, con la cinematografía, la expresión cultural de nuestro tiempo. El Municipio de Huatulco, La Asociación de Hoteles de Huatulco, así como la Secretaría de Turismo del Estado de Oaxaca con el apoyo de Fonatur y El Consejo de Promoción Turística, han consolidado es...

Interview with film composer Diego Fontecilla

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  Uber talented up-and-coming Chilean film composer Diego Fontecilla: ('En La Cama', 2005; 'Não se Pode Viver Sem Amor', 2010; 'Vida de los Peces', 2010) speaks about his work. ME: First let me say that your soundtrack for 'Life of Fish' (Vida de Los Peces, 2010), I have listened to at least a few times a week in the past two years since I first got it. So, congrats on making such a masterpiece. Can you tell us when was it that you first began to compose for films? DIEGO: In 2...

LOOKING BACK, Cinema's greatest moments... BLACK ORPHEUS (ORFEU NEGRO; 1959)

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  As the 65th Cannes Film Festival (May 16-27, 2012) approaches I am reminded of one of my all time favorite Palme d’Or winners, the French/Italian/Brazilian production of BLACK ORPHEUS (Orfeu Negro; 1959). Directed by French director Marcel Camus, the film received worldwide critical acclaim. At home in Brazil, however, it received much criticism due to its cliché portrayal of Rio favela life; as if every day in such desperate poverty is solely a celebration of love and life. ...

Masterclass with Jean Jacques Annaud

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                                  Jean-Jacques Annaud in Marrakech      One of the significant features of the 2011 Festival International du Film de Marrakech, (aside from the comprehensive selection of international films screened in and out of competition) was the lineup of five master classes held da...

Master Class with Roland Joffé at Marrakech Film Festival

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    Last week during the 2011 Festival du Film de Marrakech, the legendary English/French director Roland Joffé gave a master class to attentive fans. Joffe has directed such classics as THE KILLING FIELDS (1984), THE MISSION (1986), CITY OF JOY (1992) and VATEL (2000). When asked in particular about his most celebrated masterpiece- THE MISSION- Joffe expressed the following:   Roland Joffé: When I made THE MISSION (1986) and worked with Robert De Niro, of cour...

LOOKING BACK! Cinema's greatest moments...

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  For all of us die-hard cinephiles getting our daily fix on recent film news and festival features, I want us to remember that we would never be where we are now with film if it weren't for those praiseworthy pillars of unforgettable cinema that are our forebears. So, I want to begin a weekly 'LOOKING BACK: CINEMA'S GREATEST MOMENTS' piece on my blog, starting today (Columbus Day), Wednesday, October 12, 2011.    Every week I will post what I think is a great unforgettab...

NEWSLETTER N° 512: june 8, 2011

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7 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 512: june 8, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly    Contact the Editor to Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 111 000 film professionals. ...

THERE BE DRAGONS, an interview with Nunez

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INTERVIEW WITH IGNACIO NUNEZAt the 64th Cannes, one of the most talked about films on the market was the legendary film director Roland Joffe's latest film, THERE BE DRAGONS (2011). I sat with producer Ignacio Nunez at the Hotel Martinez for our one-on-one interview about this highly anticipated multi-cultural epic film. ME: Can you tell us about the film and how difficult this three-year highly ambitious indie film project was to get off the ground?NUNEZ: Roland Joffe wrote and directed the fil...

THERE BE DRAGONS, an interview with Nunez

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INTERVIEW WITH IGNACIO NUNEZ At the 64th Cannes, one of the most talked about films on the market was the legendary film director Roland Joffe's latest film, THERE BE DRAGONS (2011). I sat with producer Ignacio Nunez at the Hotel Martinez for our one-on-one interview about this highly anticipated multi-cultural epic film. ME: Can you tell us about the film and how difficult this three-year highly ambitious indie film project was to get off the ground? NUNEZ: Roland Joffe ...

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THERE BE DRAGONS (Roland Joffe, 2011) producer Ignacio Nunez at Majestic Hotel, Cannes 2011photo by Vanessa McMahon 

The Jury of the 64th Cannes Film Festival will be headed by Robert de Niro

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The American actor, director and producer Robert De Niro will preside over the Jury of the 64th Festival de Cannes, running May 11th to 22th 2011. When he accepted the invitation, Robert De Niro said : « The Cannes Film Festival is a rare opportunity for me as it is one of the oldest and one of the best in the world. » A very true and nice compliment from Robert de Niro, himself a festival Director (founder of Tribeca). Robert de Niro is a long time friend of the festival with mul...

Robert De Niro will be President of the Jury of the 64th Festival de Cannes

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The American actor, director and producer Robert De Niro will be President of the Jury of the 64th Festival de Cannes, due to take place from May 11th to 22th 2011. When he accepted the invitation, Robert De Niro said : « The Cannes Film Festival is a rare opportunity for me as it is one of the oldest and one of the best in the world. » Inviting Robert De Niro as President of the Jury of Cannes, the organizers want to pay also tribute to the co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival whic...

PLUS CAMERIMAGE HONORS LIAM NEESON

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Liam Neeson will be this year's recipient of the Krzysztof Kieslowski Award at the 18th Plus Camerimage Film Festival in Poland. The Award, founded in memory of the late director, recognizes Liam Neeson's outstanding artistic achievement in film - a body of work that reflects and personifies Kieślowski's ideals on the universal truth about humanity and human emotions. Past honorees include Ralph Fiennes, Irene Jacob, Charlize Theron, Isabelle Huppert and Julia Ormond. Hosted by Grażyna T...

STUART CRAIG WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL AWARD TO PRODUCTION DESIGNER

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It is our great pleasure to announce that this year, during the 18th edition of PLUS CAMERIMAGE Festival, the Special Award to the Production Designer with Unique Visual Sensitivity will be granted to Stuart Craig, production designer on Harry Potter, The English Patient, Gandhi and Agnieszka Holland’s Secret Garden. Stuart Craig has spent the last decade bringing the magical world of Hogwarts to life as production designer on each of the Harry Potter films. His masterful m...

Liam Neeson honored at Savannah Film Festival

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The 13th annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by SCAD, presented Liam Neeson with the Achievement in Cinema Award on November 2, 2010. SCAD President Paula Wallace presented the award to Neeson to a standing ovation from a standing-room-only audience."I'm humbled and embarrassed but it's lovely to be here at this extraordinary festival," said Neeson upon acceptance of his award. "I'm the luckiest man in the friggin' world." He dedicated the award to the crews he's worked with on his sets. "They...

Cannes Palme d'or winners since 1939

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1939 Union Pacific by Cecil B. DeMille United States 1946 Torment (Hets) by Alf Sjöberg Sweden The Lost Weekend by Billy Wilder United States The Red Meadows (De røde enge) by Bodil Ipsen and Lau Lauritzen Jr. Denmark Brief Encounter by David Lean United Kingdom Portrait of Maria (María Candelaria (Xochimilco) by Emilio Fernández Mexico Neecha Nagar (नीचा नगर) by Chetan Anand India The Turning Point (Великий перелом, Velikiy p...

Robert de Niro to be honored in Karlovy Vary

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Robert De Niro to be honored with the Crystal Globe at the 43rd KVIFF Respected Actor to receive Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at opening night tribute gala Preeminent Actor, director and producer Robert De Niro, two-time Academy Award® winner, four-time Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe winner, will receive the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema at the 43rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the famous spa town of Karlovy Va...

Roland Joffé’s "You and I" screens in Cannes

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Palm d’Or winning director Roland Joffé’s latest film “You and I” was screened yesterday in Cannes for buyers only. Produced by Leonid Minkovsky and Ramco productions, the film is based on Aleksey Mitrofanova’s book “t.A.T.u Come Back.” “You and I” is a story of two teen girls who meet and fall in love with each other at a Russian pop concert in Moscow. In only a few days, they find themselves entangled in a web of sex, addiction, and lies. Famed American television actress M...

Morricone Music Magic Invades New York

Thursday, February 1----The distinctive music of Italian film composer Ennio Morricone will be showcased at three distinguished New York institutions in the coming days, making New York abuzz with Morricone music magic. Films that feature both well-known and obscure Morricone music soundtracks are being presented at two different film series at the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Forum. At Radio City Music Hall, the composer himself makes his long overdue American concert debut, in a progra...
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