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London Film Festival awards De rouille et d'os

The 56th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express announced the winners at its high profile awards ceremony, at Banqueting House, Whitehall, SW1 this evening.   Hosted by Sue Perkins the four awards were presented by some of the most respected figures in the film world. BEST FILM: RUST AND BONE, directed by Jacques Audiard Presented in partnership with American Express and celebrating the most original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking in the Festival, t...

Black Gold at DIFF 2011

Lead actor of BLACK GOLD (2011), Tahar Rahim (A Prophet, 2009) at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Black Gold at DIFF 2011

Lead actor of BLACK GOLD (2011), Tahar Rahim (A Prophet, 2009) at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Dazi and A Prophet

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        An interview with actor Slimane Dazi of A Prophet (2009).    In April, I traveled to Casablanca, Morocco where I met and hung out with producer Marco Cherqui of Chic Films, producer of A Prophet. At that time, while dining with Marco and chatting for a few days, I had not yet seen A Prophet. Of course, A Prophet is the film that has won several awards worldwide including the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes 2009, the 2010 BAFTA ...

French film in Australia, plenty to chew, mon vieux (old chap)

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FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2010 AUSTRALIA – PREVIEW   Festival dates: Sydney: March 2 -21 Melbourne: March 4 – 21 Canberra: March 18 – 31 Brisbane: March 17 – 31 Perth: March 17 – 31 Adelaide: March 18 -31   PLENTY TO CHEW ON, MON VIEUX The French have a reputation and a tradition unmatched in globally successful cinema, except perhaps by Hollywood, and the 21st Alliance Française French Film Festival giv...

The Global Film Village: Academy Announces Short List for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

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 by Marla LewinNine films will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 82nd Academy Awards®. Sixty-five films had originally qualified in the category.The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:Argentina, “El Secreto de Sus Ojos,” (The Secret of Her Eyes) Juan Jose Campanella, director;Australia, “Samson & Delilah,” Warwick Thornton, director;Bulgaria, “The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner,” Stephan Komand...

AN EDUCATION Leads London Critics

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AN EDUCATION, the 1960s-set drama by Danish director Lone Scherfig, led the pack at the announcement of the 30th London Film Critics’ Circle Awards nominations. The film scored seven nominations, including British Film of the Year and notices for actors Carey Mulligan, Alfred Molina, Rosamund Pike and Olivia Williams. AN EDUCATION will compete for Best British film with the likes of Jane Campion’s BRIGHT STAR, Armando Iannucci’s IN THE LOOP, Andrea Arnold’s FISH TANK, ...

The Global Film Village: London Critics’ Circle Film Awards

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by Marla Lewin The Education with seven nominations leads the awards of the UK film critics.Fish Tank had six and In The Loop and Nowhere Boy tied with five each and A Prophet had four nominations. The 30th Awards will take plave on February 18 at the Landmark Hotel, Marylebone. In addition to awards to current films special awards will be given to Quentin Tarantino and Francis Ford Coppola forApocalypse Now in honor of its 30th anniversary.THE ATTENBOROUGH AWARD: BRITISH FILM OF THE ...

London Film Festival announces winners

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The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival announced its winners at the high profile awards ceremony held at London's Inner Temple this evening.  Hosted by journalist and broadcaster, Paul Gambaccini, the six awards were presented by some of the most respected figures in the film world.   BEST FILM In recognition of original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking, the new award for Best Film was judged by an international jury chaired by Anjelica Huston and fellow jurors J...

The Prophet to open EFA selection of Sevilla Film Fest

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“The Prophet”, one of the most notable and award-winning films of European cinema in the last year, will open the EFA selection on Friday 6th November at 22:15 in Seville’s Nervión Cinemas.This Section will be showing the latest European films pre-selected by the European Film Academy (EFA) for their annual awards. The ceremony of announcing the nominations for the European film awards will be held, as part of the Seville Festival, on Saturday 7th November.The French-Basque screenwriter T...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast Day 11

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Highlights from yesterday include; Footage from the Wallace & Gromit's 20th Anniversary featuring interview with Nick Park. Interview with Matt Harlock, Paul Thomas directors of American: The Bill Hicks Story at the Filmmakers Afternoon Tea. David Morrissey interview at the premiere of his film “Don’t Worry About Me” also featuring interviews with Helen Elizabeth & James Brough A Prophet premiere featuring interviews with the director Jacques Audiard and writer Abdel Raouf Dafri ...

Grand Prize: "A Prophet" by Jacques Audiard

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 The Grand Prize was awarded to Jacques Audiard for "A Prophet" ...

In competition: "A prophet" by Jacques Audiard

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About the film: Directed by Jacques Audiard, winner of the Best Screenplay in 1996 for Un héros très discret, A Prophet is the first French film to screen in Competition this year. Malik is a 19-year-old boy from a North African background sentenced to 6 years in prison. There, he falls in with a gang of Corsican inmates and gradually learns how to develop his own sphere of influence and power. Filmmaker Audiard, who received a César award in 2005 for The Beat That My Heart...
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