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Fantasporto Tribute to Robbe-Grillet, fantastic screenwriter of "Last Year in Marienbad,"

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EVOKING ALAIN ROBBE-GRILLET     To most cinema lovers Robbe-Grillet is best known for the fantastic screenplay of  "Last Year in Marienbad," directed by Alain Resnais and the winner of the Golden Lion in Venice. A story about the the paths of memory, the game of Marienbad has become one of the most interesting mathematical challenges that subverts the very idea of ​​the game since the first one to play is the one that always wins. The film caused an uproar...

Alain Resnais Cycle at the Alliance

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Cinephiles ahoy! check out  the Alain Resnais Cycle starting Wed. July 6th, 6:30pm at the Alliance Française auditorium in Mumbai.                 It kicks off with Stavisky, which Resnais based  on the life of the financier and embezzler Alexandre Stavisky  and the circumstances leading to his mysterious death in 1934. This gave rise to a political scandal known as the Stavisky affair , which led to fatal riots in Paris, the resignation of two prime minister...

Cannes paid tribute to Jean-Paul Belmondo

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Last night the Festival de Cannes paid tribute to Jean-Paul Belmondo by dedicating a special evening to him whereby he was awarded a Palme d’or. The screening of a documentary, a meal and a party was the order of the evening to celebrate the actor. "I am very moved by this Palme d’or which has touched my heart". Jean-Paul Belmondo, surrounded by his acting colleagues, including his "pals from the Conservatory" Jean Rochefort, Pierre Vernier and Jean-Pierre Mar...

Film Comment Announces Top Ten Lists

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  Film Comment, the highly respected film magazine that is the publishing initiative of New York's Film Society of Lincoln Center, has thrown its hat into the ring of the current awards season with an announcement this week of its Top Ten Films of the Year. Since the film journal is known for its international and eclectic taste, the list is not a carbon copy of the ones that are the mainstay of the awards roundelay, but point to lesser known titles that are worthy of greater attention....

HANNS EISLER CONFERENCE

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The Goethe-Institut in Madrid organizes in collaboration with Documenta Madrid 10 the retrospective Hanns Eisler: dialectic music for film, which will screen the works of the German musician and film composer.In this context, the Hanns Eisler Conference will be held at the Assembly hall of the Goethe-Institut next Friday 14th of May at 6:30 pm.     This special session will feature two experts in the work of Eisler: Antonio Notario Ruiz, Professor of Aesthetics and Theory of t...

Our Paris Series Part II: La Nouvelle Vague

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By Sophie Nellis   Belmondo and Seberg    The French New Wave – known as la nouvelle vague– was a celebration of youth, Paris and, above all, cinema. Many people don’t know that the term nouvelle vague was first used in 1957 to describe the new generation of French youth, emancipated 18 to 30 year olds who were free-thinking and keen to throw off the legacy of the Second World War. It was only following the success of François Truffaut’s Les...

NEWSLETTER N° 434: September 30, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 434: September 30, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add yor fest21.com RSS to your blogs! How to use FestivalExpress our new online submi...

Alain Resnais and Jonathan Demme at NYFF

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  Alain Resnais Meets Jonathan Demme  at the 2009 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL ...

NY Fest Richard Pena presents Eccentricities of a Blond hair girl

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To help you get an insider's tip on this year's NYFF lineup we have a series of videos featuring Richard Peña (Film Society program director and NYFF selection committee chairman) introducing the films and explaining why they're worth seeing. Here we have Richard talking about Manoel de Oliveira's Eccentricities of a Blond Hair Girl, which played this Saturday, Sep. 26 Eccentricities of a Blond Click to the view:    Alain Resnais at NY Fest: 87...

Alain Resnais at NY Fest: 87 master walks among us

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There are not too many film masters whose works have influenced the length and the breadth of the "seventh art" who are still walking among us. However, today in New York, a true living legend not only is in our midst, but is presenting his latest film, which opens the prestigious New York Film Festival later this evening. Alain Resnais, 87 years young, is the iconic French film director who began his vaulted career in the 1950s and has continued ever since, is in New York for the premiere of W...

The New York Film Fest kicks off today with Alain Resnais

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With French film master Alain Resnais kicking off the 47th edition of the New York Film Festival last evening with his Cannes Film Festival winner WILD GRASS, this year's event is another example of the New York audience love affair with French cinema. For the French, it is almost a semi-invasion of Manhattan island. Other Gallic giants in this year's fest include: HADEWIJCH, directed by Bruno Dumont. The director has directed more than 450 commercials, shorts and documentaries. He is the direct...

A Master Walks Among Us

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  There are not too many film masters whose works have influenced the length and the breadth of the "seventh art" who are still walking among us. However, today in New York, a true living legend not only is in our midst, but is presenting his latest film, which opens the prestigious New York Film Festival later this evening. Alain Resnais, 87 years young, is the iconic French film director who began his vaulted career in the 1950s and has continued ever since,  is in ...

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2009 New York Film Festival Official Lineup

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The 47th New York Film Festival (NYFF) will be held at Lincoln Center, Friday, September 25 - Sunday, October 11, 2009. The festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcase the best in American and International cinema. This year's festival showcasing 29 feature films from 17 countries includes Special Events, HBO Films Dialogues, Avant-Garde, and Oshima. HBO Films Dialogues with directors Jia Zhangke, Wong Kar-wai, Darren Aronofsky and Arnaud Desplechin focusing on t...

2009 New York Film Festival Official Lineup

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By Maria Esteves - August 14, 2009 The  47th New York Film Festival (NYFF) will be held at Lincoln Center, Friday, September 25 - Sunday, October 11, 2009. The festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcase the best in American and International cinema. This year's festival showcasing 29 feature films from 17 countries includes Special Events, HBO Films Dialogues, Avant-Garde, and Oshima. HBO Films Dialogues with directors Jia Zhangke, Wong Kar-wai, Darren...

In competition: "In The Beginning" by Xavier Giannoli

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About the film: The third French film in the running for the Palme d’Or, In the Beginning, is the occastion for Xavier Giannoli to return to Cannes, three years after the in-Competition screening of The Singer and eleven years after his 15-minute L’Interview was awarded the Short Film Palme d'Or. Giannoli's latest feature is a drama set in Northern France, and it is based on a real-life event. A small-time swindler defrauds an entire region into thinking he is a sta...

In competition: "Wild Grass" by Alain Resnais's

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About the film: It has been 19 long years since director Alain Resnais presented one of his films in Competition. However, with today's screening of Wild Grass, his latest feature, served by a prestigious cast: André Dussollier, Sabine Azéma, Mathieu Amalric, and Emmanuelle Devos, Resnais, laureate of the Grand Prix Spécial du Jury in 1980 with Mon Oncle d’Amérique puts an end to his long absence from the Official Selection. In this "film choral" based...

Debut Of A Portugese Minimalist

 Wednesday, August 1-----When COLOSSAL YOUTH, Portugese director Pedro Costa's minimalist mural of urban decay in contemporary Lisbon, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006, it was the kind of film that critics love to argue about. Some of the film's (and the director's) supporters declared the film to a meditative study of societal tensions, while others found its slow pacing and oversized length (nearly 3 hours) to be almost unbearable. Walk outs at Cannes (not to mention...

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...

Furtive Chinese entry grabs Golden Lion while Mueller scoffs at resignation rumors

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The surprise winner of the Golden Lion (Grand Prix for Best Film) was the untouted Chinese entry "Sanxia Haoren" (Still Life) by youthful director Jia Zhang-ke, immediately styled "a perplexing verdict" by dean of Italian film critics, Tullio Kezich. The general reaction to the jury's off-the-wall decision was something like "they must be kidding!" Although residing in the competition section, the pic was projected mostly at late night red-eye screenings, when most of the press had either packe...

Venice "Mother of all Film Festivals" activity day by day

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With a couple of hours still left to go until the official kick-off of this "Mother of all Film Festivals" activity is feverish along the short stretch of the Lido known as Viale Marconi, the actual location of this oldest of all world film festivals --Now that was rather a mouthful, calling for a bit of elucidation. The first Venice film festival took place way back in 1932 when the Fascist government under Benito Mussolini, taking a page from Lenin, realized that film was a powerful propaganda...

Venice, some leading contenders, including The Queen

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The breadth and scope of this festival, the name directors, top stars and prestige films it attracts, all clearly mark it as a five star top drawer event, one of the three or four most important way stations on the annual international film festival circuit. But aside from big names and prestige Hollywood products Venice is also known for its focus on lesser-known auteur directors and for its awarding of prizes to films and performances of high artistic merit. It was here in Venice, for examp...

Ghent gives Lifetime Achievement Award to Agnes Varda

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During the 33rd Flanders International Film Festival-Ghent French filmmaker Agnes Varda will receive the Joseph Plateau Lifetime Achievement Award. As a tribute to Varda, the festival is putting together a retrospective of her film work. In cooperation with S.M.A.K. (the Ghent museum of contemporary art), two of her recent video installations will be shown.Agnes Varda is the leading lady of the French Nouvelle Vague movement that thrilled the European film audience in the sixties. With films as ...

Harvey Keitel Special Guest of Istanbul Film Festival

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Harvey Keitel Special Guest of24th International Istanbul Film FestivalThe Istanbul International Film Festival which started out as a small "filmweek" offshoot of a general Turkish culture festival back in 1982 has now grown into an interesting middle-sized festival bridging Europe and Asia while simultaneously showcasing Turkish films before a considerable gathering of world press and cinema professionals. A jury headed by New Zealand director Jane Campion, whose film "The Piano" starring Harv...

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