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French Frenzy For IFC Films At New York Film Festival

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  Tuesday, October 7-----Agnes Jaoui's Let It Rain has been acquired by IFC Films for North American distribution. The French film has its North American premiere this week at the New York Film Festival. The company is planning a day-and-date release via its IFC In Theaters platform next year.   The film, set in the South of France, features Jaoui as a feminist novelist pondering politic...

Stockholm Grand Jury Prize to "Innocence"

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The 15th Stockholm International Film Festival announced the decisions of the Festival Jury in a special ceremony at the festival close on November 27th. For the first time ever for the festival, a female director received the prestigious Bronze Horse award. Female directors also for the first time were fifty percent in the official selection. The jury included Alexandra Dahlström, acclaimed actress of Lukas Moodysson's Fucking Åmål and Bruce LaBruce, Canadian cult film director whose film Ra...

Frenchie Jaoui Look at me" opens the NY Festival

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JAOUI OPENS NEW YORK FILM FESTIVALThe 42nd edition of the New York Film Festival opened this past weekend, with one of its most diverse and anticipated slates in recent years. Featuring an exciting mix of the new works of acknowledged film masters and fresh discoveries, the Festival, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is generally acknowledged as the crown jewel of film events in a city that boasts more than 25 film festivals during the year. “It is the gold standard as far as Ne...

Hamburg Film Fest Program:

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Hamburg Film Fest Program:23-30 September 20045x2 (‚Fünf mal Zwei'), François Ozon, FranceAlexandrie... New York, Youssef Chahine, EgyptBush's Brain Joseph Mealey/Michael Shoob, USASchau mich an! (‚Comme une image’), Agnès Jaoui, FranceEn Garde, Ayse Polat, GermanyFour Shades of Brown, Tomas Alfredson, Sweden, DenmarkGreen Tea, Yuan Zhang, ChinaLand of Plenty, Wim Wenders, GermanySüperseks, Torsten Wacker, GermanyVitrina (Movies from spanish-speaking countries)Machuca, Andrés Wood, Ch...

Cannes soft awards

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The Palme d'Or of this 57th edition of the Festival de Cannes was presented by Charlize Theron to Michael Moore for his film, Fahrenheit 9/11."I can't begin to express my appreciation and my gratitude to the jury, the Festival, to Gilles Jacob, Thierry Frémaux, Bob and Harvey at Miramax, to all of the crew who worked on the film. [...] I have a sneaking suspicion that what you have done here and the response from everyone at the festival, you will assure that the American people will see this f...

Look at me: first French entry in the festival

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France entered the competition of this 57th edition with Look at Me (Comme une image) from director Agnès Jaoui, a film that belittles power and fame. Another female director was honoured, Lucrecia Martel from Argentina presented The Holy Girl (La Niña Santa), a film that deals with religious and love constraints and choices. Quentin Tarantino took a break from jury duty to present Kill Bill: Volume 2 out of competition, accompanied by Uma Thurman and David Carradine. Three other events punctu...

Women Behind the Camera: Nominated for the Palme

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Agnès Jaoui and Lucrezia Martel's films premiered the same day, include a music theme and were created with veteran fathersand/or producers. 'Look at Me' has been well received, the script is intelligent and the acting performances excellent. It is a film made for 'Cannes heaven'. Agnès Jaoui, is the partner of French veteran Jean Pierre Bacri, who plays the father 'Etienne', "a self-obsessed writer who ignores his daughter"; Agnès, plays herself - the singing teacher Sylvia Miller who doubt...

Shrek2 at Cannes

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Shrek 2 is in place as are Antonia Banderas and Melanie Griffiths, as well as Mike Myers , Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy and wife ( first time in Cannes) , Julie Andrews , Jennifer Saunders , Rupert Everett and producer Jerry Katzenberg. The producer admitted that he called up Giles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux when the film was completed and explained how much they had enjoyed being at Cannes with Shrek. Surpisingly, he said, they were invited back for Shrek 2, the first time a film and its sequel h...

Almodóvar Declares the 57th Cannes Film Festival Open!

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Laura Morante was stagestruck and elegant, as the hostess with the mostest to introduce for the Cannes extravaganza of opening night. "Anthropologists claim that man is the only living being interested in images--other animals see them only as illusions and look away", said the Italian actress. "It's the love of cinema that brings us here", she explained. And that was doubly reinforced by president of the jury Quentin Tarantino, who strode onto the stage, and seemingly with a loss for words at...
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