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HEARTBREAKER: Chemistry In The House (Tribeca 2010)

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"It took much longer to get him (Romain Duris) than any woman I've ever known," says HeartBreaker director Pascal Chaumeil, only half-conscious of his double entendre in English, as he speaks of his lead actor's initial reluctance to attempt this romantic comedy with Vanessa Paradis in a post-screening Q & A session. "It was essential to find the right couple. Chemistry is everything." Lucky for Chaumeil, the magic potion is there between Juliette, a former w...

A French Accent At TIFF

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  French filmmakers, film stars and business professionals are everywhere here at the Toronto International Film Festival, giving this year's a definite French accent. This is a long-running love story, with this city's film buffs in l'amour fou with French cinema, during TIFF and throughout the year. The Gala Presentations at the Festival, arguably the most prestigious section, boasts four French titles: LAST NIGHT, a US/French co-production by debut helmer Massy Tadjedin, with a st...

The Who's Who Of Toronto

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  Woody Allen and Anthony Hopkins For you stargazers, here is a list of the films that feature top rank film directors and acting talents that are premiering this week at the Toronto International Film Festival (and the talent that is here): 127 HOURS (Danny Boyle, Director; James Franco, Actor) AMIGO (John Sayles, Director; Chris Cooper, Actor) ANOTHER YEAR (Mike Leigh, Director; Jim Broadbent, Actor) THE BANG BANG CLUB (Ryan Phillipe, Actor) BARNEY...

Aspen Film announces the selections

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Aspen Film announces today the selections that will be screening at the 32nd annual Aspen Filmfest, a five-day feast of film and fall color that will be held September 29 - October 3, 2010. With an emphasis on independent productions from around the world and a uniquely intimate scale, the festival champions filmmaking at its finest for film lovers and filmmakers alike. Screenings will be held at the historic Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and at the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale, and tickets will...

NEWSLETTER N° 475: September 3, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 475: September 3, 2010 THE SUMMER WRAP NEWSLETTER Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter ...

NEWSLETTER N° 474: August 26, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 474: August 26, 2010 THE SUMMER WRAP NEWSLETTER Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter re...

French Bad Boy Romain Duris

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  French bad boy actor Romain Duris will be feted on screen for three Wednesdays starting tonight, as the BAMcinematek, one of New York's most adventurous arthouse cinemas, explores the work of one of Europe’s most popular young actors. Already a major star in his native France, Duris is building on that status in America with the upcoming stateside release of his newest hit, Pascal Chaumeil’s romantic comedy, HEARTBREAKER. The series begins this evening with the stro...

Sacramento festival of french film highlights

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9th annual SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL runs June 18-20 & 26-27, 2010 FILM PROGRAM:All films are presented in French with English subtitles. Showtimes to be announced at the end of May.Post-screening discussions follow some of the screenings.The SFFF film program will include the Best of Contemporary French cinema in their Sacramento PREMIERES, MIDNIGHT MOVIES, Rare CLASSICS, SHORT FILMS and SPECIAL GUESTS. The 2010 film selection includes a wide array of genres: Comedies – Drama – Romanc...

European Films Shine At Tribeca FF

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 Soul Kitchen (Fatih Akin, Germany)    This year’s Tribeca Film Festival, which is currently in the middle of its 12 day run in New York City, boasts a strong representation of both veteran and emerging European talents. As a whole, the Festival offers a tantalizing check of the pulse of current trends and styles in European filmmaking. How these films will fare in the US market is far from certain, but for the next week, European cinema rules in downtown New York.   The na...

European Films Shine At Tribeca FF

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This year’s Tribeca Film Festival, which is currently in the middle of its 12 day run in New York City, boasts a strong representation of both veteran and emerging European talents. As a whole, the Festival offers a tantalizing check of the pulse of current trends and styles in European filmmaking. How these films will fare in the US market is far from certain, but for the next week, European cinema rules in downtown New York. The narratives on display from European talents take in all genre...

HEARTBREAKER: Chemistry In The House

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"It took much longer to get him (Romain Duris) than any woman I've ever known," says HeartBreaker director Pascal Chaumeil, only half-conscious of his double entendre in English, as he speaks of his lead actor's initial reluctance to attempt this romantic comedy with Vanessa Paradis in a post-screening Q & A session. "It was essential to find the right couple. Chemistry is everything."Lucky for Chaumeil, the magic potion is there between Juliette, a former wild child n...

HEARTBREAKER: Director Pascal Chaumeil on why you should see this French comedy

"It took much longer to get him (Romain Duris) than any woman I've ever known," says HeartBreaker director Pascal Chaumeil, only half-conscious of his double entendre in English, as he speaks of his lead actor's initial reluctance to attempt this comedy with Vanessa Paradis in a post-screening Q & A session. "It was essential to find the right couple. Chemistry is everything."

Tribeca in love with french cinema to be continued...

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The Tribeca Film Festival - the renowned international film festival co-founded by Robert De Niro - has announced its program, which includes several films with French roots.  Since its founding nine years ago, Tribeca has showcased a breadth of work from around the world.  This year's films represent contemporary international filmmaking at its finest, bringing together fresh voices with established storytellers.   Some of the films in the selection have French ties. From Kim Chapir...

Wonderful European Film at Belgrade FEST

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Second day of The 38th International Film Festival - FEST 2010, in Belgrade, Serbia passed very quickly especially as we had the honor to watch film with someone like Ralph Fiennes. One of the guests of festival is Alisse Simon, a selector of the Palm Springs Festival and a well known Variety Magazine film critic, for 25 years now. At the first press conference, everyone wanted to know about her criteria while judging films on festival. Simon was a jurist on many festivals by now. „ I ...

Charlotte Gainsbourg will be the focus of FIAF's CinémaTuesdays

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Charlotte Gainsbourg will be the focus of FIAF's CinémaTuesdays in the New Year with nine great films, including a sneak preview of her latest work, Persécution (a New York premiere).  "Charlotte For Ever and forever in my heart"-Serge Gainsbourg     The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, will be starting off the New Year with CinémaTuesdays film programming in January and February dedicated to ...

Venezia 66Venezia Films in competition

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FATIH AKIN - SOUL KITCHEN Germany, 99' Adam Bousdoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu, Birol Uenel GIUSEPPE CAPOTONDI - LA DOPPIA ORA Italy, 95' Ksenia Rappoport, Filippo Timi, Giorgio Colangeli POU-SOI CHEANG - YI NGOI (ACCIDENT) China - Hong Kong, 89' Louis Koo, Richie Jen, Michelle Ye PATRICE CHÉREAU EAU - PERSÉCUTION France, 100' Romain Duris, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jean Hugues Anglade, Alex Descas FRANCESCA COMENCINI - LO SPAZIO BIANCO Italy, 96' Margherita Buy, Guid...

Take a french break at Sacramento French Film Festival

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8th Sacramento French Film Festival  : June 19-21 & 27-28, 2009 - Crest Theatre www.SacramentoFrenchFilmFestival.org TAKE A FRENCH VACATION WITHOUT LEAVING SACRAMENTO !!! With the Sacramento French Film Festival you can walk around the French capital (PARIS, on Opening night) and relax in a campground on the Atlantic coast (CAMPING). You can travel to a fantasy world (BEAUTY and the BEAST) and uncover the grim current reality of illegal immigration (WELCOME, on closing night). ...

Colcoa to open with Land of Shtis French BO sensation

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The Franco American Cultural Fund today announced the line-up for the12th Annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) film festival that will run from April 14-20. The festival will feature 48 films, including 27 features, 20 shorts and a World Premiere of a restored masterpiece. Acclaimed French comedy « Welcome to the Land of Shtis, » which is shattering all box office records in France, will have its North American premiere at COL•COA on opening night, April 14, 2008. The new Dany...

A Lavish Epic Of France's Most Celebrated Playwright

Wednesday, July 25--------He was and is the most prominent and well-known French playwright of his or any time, and his legacy continues nearly 400 years after his death. Now, for the first time, the focus is on the man himself, and not just his art, in the lavish period epic MOLIERE, which opens this Friday in US theatrical release from blue chip distributor Sony Pictures Classics. The film, directed by Laurent Tirard and co-written by Tirard and Grégoire Vigneron, focuses on the start of t...

Sacramento French Film Festival

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6TH SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVALJULY 20-22 & 28-29 2007 - CREST THEATREwww.SacramentoFrenchFilmFestival.orgFILM SELECTION, SHOW TIMES & TICKET INFORMATION The 6th Sacramento French Film Festival will open on Friday July 20th at 6pm with a fabulous opening reception, followed at 8:30pm by the acclaimed drama by Andre Téchiné, THE WITNESSES (Les Témoins), starring Emmanuelle Béart and Michel Blanc. The Festival will close on Sunday July 29th with DANS PARIS, the witty comed...

The Rendez Vous unveils its 24th edition

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From February 16 to 26, the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois invites you to its 24th edition, the largest gathering of devotees of Quebec cinema, presented by the SAQ. This year, the Rendez-vous will show more than 190 films at the Cinémathèque québécoise, NFB theatre, Cinéma Beaubien and the Grande Bibliothèque du Québec. Raymond Bouchard, the event’s spokesman, accompanied by over 150 directors, actors and skilled professionals from our film industry, will gather for this 10-day eve...

The French Film Festival UK to launch new version

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The biggest and starriest showcase of French cinema ever seen will be presented around the UK during March 2006 – in both independent and multiplex cinemas.The Renault French Film Festival 2006 - a new fusion of two events that previously have promoted le cinema français in the UK, will deliver a stimulating and, at times, challenging array of films in nine key locations: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee.The French Film Festival UK which...

European Film Awards 2005 - The Nominations

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The European Film Academy has announced the nominations for the European Film Awards of 2005 (to be presented in Berlin, on December 3). European FilmBrodre (Brothers) by Susanne BierCaché (Hidden) my Michael HanekeDon't Come Knocking by Wim WendersL'Enfant (The Child) by Jean-Pierre & Luc DardenneMy Summer of Love by Pawel PawlikowskiSophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage (Sophie Scholl, The Final Days) by Marc Rothemund European DirectorSusanne Bier for Brodre (Brothers)Roberto Faenza for Alla luc...

Audiard and Dardenne will open and close The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

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The 34th Festival du Nouveau Cinéma has chosen L’Enfant, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Belgium, 2005) and De battre mon cœur s’est arrêté, Jacques Audiard (France, 2005) as the opening and closing films for the Festival’s 34th edition, with screenings on Thursday, October 13 and Saturday, October 22 at the Imperial Cinema. The Palme d’Or winner from this year’s Cannes Festival, L’Enfant, distributed in Quebec by TVA Films, tells the story of Bruno, a 20-year-old delinquent who l...

New Montreal Festival first edition: Lights, camera, action!

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The rehearsals are over. The inaugural edition of the New Montreal Montreal FilmFest is unspooling its first films to eager audiences. And the red carpet has been laid out to welcome its first guests... The opening of a new edition of any film festival is always filled with a mixture of hope, anticipation and anxiety. The launch of a brand new film festival, an event that wasn't even on the drawing board a year ago, quadruples these feelings. It would be dishonest to pretend that the NMFF is a f...
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