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Inauguration of the Locarno's 65th edition

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The 65th edition of the Festival del film Locarno will open on Wednesday 1 August. At the traditional Welcome Cocktail - attended by Federal Councilor Alain Berset and by Mayor of the City of Locarno and Vice-President of the Festival Carla Speziali, as well as by representatives from cultural institutions and Swiss and Ticino politicians - President Marco Solari and Artistic Director Olivier Père will open this edition, in the presence of the numerous directors, actors and film pro...

Arnaud Desplechin wil open French Cinema Now in SF

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The San Francisco Film Society, in association with the French-American Cultural Society, the French Consulate of San Francisco and Unifrance USA, presents French Cinema Now (October 8 - 12, Landmark's Clay Theatre, 2261 Fillmore at Clay), an inaugural festival dedicated to celebrating the best in contemporary French cinema. The latest expansion in the Film Society's year-round programming, this new addition to the fall schedule focuses on bringing the most significant new work from one of the w...

A Stellar Friday At The Rome Film Festival

 Thursday, October 25---------As the Rome FilmFest moves into its final weekend, it offers a number of stellar talents and films on Friday. Director Susanne Bier and star Halle Berry will walk the Red Carpet for the film THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE. This is acclaimed Danish director Bier's English language debut, and it is a powerful story of love and redemption that co-stars Berry and fellow Oscar winner Benicio del Toro. The film had its European Premiere earlier this week at the London Film F...

LOCARNO 2005 -- FULL WELLES RETROSPECTIVE

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LOCARNO 2005 -- THE FULL REPORT 58th LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL FEATURES MOST COMPLETE ORSON WELLES RETRO EVER -- by Alex Deleon  --  (for <www.filmfestivals.com>) The 58th installment of the Locarno film festival at the Tippety-top of glorious Lago Maggiore in the Italian Speaking part of Switzerland (Ticino) got underway on Wednesday, August 3rd and will go on until August 13. Some 300 films of all kinds will be projected at numerous venues all over town, but the main event is the slate of...

Paris Cinéma Vendredi 13!

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Vendredi 13...
Après le succès remporté en 2006, Paris Cinéma poursuit sa campagne de terreur et présente Master of Horror 2 ! Thierry Lebas (Radio Campus Paris) et Guillaume Delbard (FIP) vous présentent un florilège de la deuxième saison de la série qui met à l’honneur l’hémoglobine. Dario Argento (Frissons d’angoisse, Suspiria…), John Landis (Les Blues Brothers), Joe Dante (Les Gremlins) et Norio Tsuruta (Ring 0) : voilà les « maîtres de l’horreur » qui nous font fr...

Cannes trophies, closing 60th edition with a charm

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The awards ceremony concluded a fortnight of sunny star crowded Croisette. Power block busters came to make an impression along with glamourous stars, while the competition films from non commercial cinematographies made an impact with the critics.The Roumanian 4 months... Palme D'Or Winner and Persepolis were among the ones much discussed after their official screening.INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION JURY Palme d’Or: "4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days," Cristian Mungiu, (Romania)Grand Prix : "The Mournin...

Personalites in Locarno Fest, masterclass and promo

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The big event of the week was the one day visit August 8 of Hollywood actress and Oscar bearer Susan Sarandon. Susan gave a so-called “master class” which is a recently coined festival term to glorify a guest appearance in which a famous film personality talks more or less at random for an hour or two to a gathering of professional admirers. The Italians have a special soft spot for Ms. Sarandon as she was once married to an Italian singer and has two children by him. The actrice who is...

Venice Collateral Awards

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The "UIP Award for the Best European Short Film" was awarded to "Goodbye" by Steve Hudson.The Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) was presented to"3-Iron" (Binjip) by Kim Ki-duk (Korea, 2004) and to "Land Wind" (Vento di terra) by Vincenzo Marra (Italy, 2004) in the Horizon section.Signis Prize Tout un hiver sans feu, by Greg Zglinski (Venezia 61. In Competition)Mention to: Bin jip, by Kim Ki-dukGan Award of the public for a film of the International Critics' Week Ve lakachta lec...

The International Juries of the 61st Venice Fest

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The international juries of the 61st Venice Film Festival Venezia 61. - Venezia Orizzonti - Venezia Cinema Digitale Venezia 61 - Golden Lion John Boorman (UK, President). Director. He began his career as a documentary filmmaker in 1955 at the BBC. He won the Best Director Award at Cannes in 1998 for The General (the story of an Irish criminal) and in 1970 for Leo the Last (with Marcello Mastroianni). What stands out in his work is his great iconographic and narrative talent. Since his first Ame...

Venezia 61 - In competition so french!

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Films that will play on the Lido next september in official competition include the following titles:(of which 5 french productions out of 21)Gianni AMELIO Le chiavi di casa (Italy France Germany) - 105'Kim Rossi Stuart, Charlotte Rampling, Andrea RossiAlejandro AMENÁBAR Mar adentro (Spain) - 125'Javier Bardem, Belen Rueda, Lola DueñasGuido CHIESA Lavorare con lentezza (Italy) - 111'Claudia Pandolfi, Valerio Mastandrea, Tommaso Ramenghi, Marco LuisiClaire DENIS L'intrus (France) - 125'Michel S...

Venezia 61 - In competition so french!

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Films that will play on the Lido next september in official competition include the following titles:(of which 5 french productions out of 21)Gianni AMELIO Le chiavi di casa (Italy France Germany) - 105'Kim Rossi Stuart, Charlotte Rampling, Andrea RossiAlejandro AMENÁBAR Mar adentro (Spain) - 125'Javier Bardem, Belen Rueda, Lola DueñasGuido CHIESA Lavorare con lentezza (Italy) - 111'Claudia Pandolfi, Valerio Mastandrea, Tommaso Ramenghi, Marco LuisiClaire DENIS L'intrus (France) - 125'Michel S...

Gegen Die Wand wins Golden Bear in Berlin

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Following a 9 day long festival the members of the International Jury headed by Frances McDormand (USA), Maji-da Abdi (Ethiopia), Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (Italy), Samira Makhmalbaf (Iran), Peter Rommel (Germany), Gabriele Salvatores (Italy) and Dan Talbot (USA) have awarded the following prizes for feature films screening in the Competition to:The Golden Bear toGEGEN DIE WAND / Head On by Fatih AkinThe Jury Grand Prix - Silver Bear toEL ABRAZO PARTIDO /Lost Embrace by Daniel BurmanThe Silver Bea...

Berlin Wraps Today

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The grand awards of Golden Bear for best film and several Silver Bear awards, 54th Berlinale will be chosen today at 2pm with a red carpet awards ceremony at 6.30. The International Jury for 2004 composed of Frances McDormand, Maji-da Abdi, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Samira Makhmalbaf, Peter Rommel, Gabriele Salvatores and Dan Talbot, will announce the award winners.Moira Sullivan...

The Berlinale Jury members

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Which competition film or participant will take home a Golden or Silver Berlin Bear at the end of the Berlinale 2004 is decided by the International Jury. In 2004 this committee will again consist of seven international film experts from a variety of disciplines. This year’s President of the Jury is Frances McDormand, an Academy Award winner and star of independent film.The award ceremony of the 54th Berlin International Film Festival will be held at the Berlinale Palast on Saturday, February ...

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