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Berlin's Asian Embrace

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  As has become a pleasant habit here at the Berlinale, Asian cinema is highly prominent in all sections of the Festival. The Berlinale has long been the international launching pad for films and filmmakers from the Far East. The Festival is credited with giving their first international recognition to such celebrated filmmakers as Ang Lee, Zhang Yimou, Kim Ki-Duk, Johnnie To and Chan Wook Park. Ang Lee's debut film PUSHING HANDS premiered in Berlin and Lee eventually went on  to win ...

London Film Festival Official Vodcast Day 13

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Ang Lee at the premiere of Taking Woodstock (Photo: Getty Images)   Video highlights from yesterday include; Taking Woodstook premiere, featuring interviews with Ang Lee, Imelda Staunton & James Schamus Interview with Gabriele Salvatores director of "As God Commands" Interview with writer/director of "Regrets" -Cédric Kahn Interview with writer/director of "Lebanon" - Samuel Maoz Footage from the Film Credit Crunch Event at the BFI, ...

Producer Ted Hope Honored At Woodstock FF

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Award-winning producer Ted Hope, one of the most respected independent producers in the film industry, will be honored with the honorary Trailblazer Award at the 10th Anniversary edition of the Woodstock Film Festival, which opened today. Hope is a true indie pioneer who has shepherded dozens of American indie films over the past three decades. He will be honored at the WFF Gala Awards Ceremony on Saturday night, October 3rd. Hope enjoys a reputation as an unparalleled spotter o...

A Brief Review of the Premier of Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock"

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With director Ang Lee and stars Emile Hirsch, Imelda Staunton and Demetri Martin present, the premier of "Taking Woodstock" last night was an event not to be missed. While the film's mixed reviews were nothing short of extraordinary, on the contrary the crowd's response to the film was a pleasant one. It could have been the fact that it was my first premier and I was not used to sitting in an tuxedo for two hours while watching a film on 1969's Woodstock, but it plainly did not hold my...

In competition: "Taking Woodstock" by Ang Lee

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About the film: Twelve years after his Best Screenplay award for Ice Storm, Ang Lee returns to the Croisette to present Taking Woodstock in Competition. It refers, of course, to the famed three days of love, peace, mud, and music which took place in 1969. Based on the book by Elliot Tiber and Tom Monte, Taking Woodstock : A True Story of a Riot, a Concert, and a Life, the film merely tells "a tiny piece of that story, from a little corner of unexpected joy that happened...

Interview with Cinematographer, Rodrigo Prieto

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Sharon Abella:You have quite an extensive resume having worked as a Director of Photography on many amazing films including "Amores Perros", "Frida', "25th Hour", "21 Grams", "Alexander", "Brokeback Mountain", "Babel", "Se, jie"/"Lust, Caution", “Broken Embraces” and "Biutiful", nearing completion in Barcelona.Rodrigo Prieto 1. As a DP you work closely with the Director and the Production Designer to achieve the cinematic look of the film. Tell us about how you decide which type of film s...

Ang Lee will preside over the jury of the Venice Film Festival.

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Ang Lee is a two-time Golden Lion winner -- in 2005 for "Brokeback Mountain," and in 2007 for "Lust, Caution" -- Lee. Lee, who was born in Taiwan and trained at NYU Film School, is in post on the comedy "Taking Woodstock," based on the memoir about the leadup to the 1969 Woodstock concert by author Elliot Tiber. While fest organizers declined to confirm whether "Woodstock" -- slated by Focus Features for an Aug.14 U.S. release date -- will unspool at the Lido, a Venice bow in an out-of-competit...

Matthew C. Blank and James Schamus Moving Image Musueum tribute

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Herbert S. Schlosser, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of the Moving Image, announced today that Matthew C. Blank, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Showtime Networks, and James Schamus, Chief Executive Officer of Focus Features, will be honored at the Museum’s annual black-tie benefit on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at The St. Regis Hotel. Each year, the Museum honors two leaders in the entertainment industry whose vision and innovations have dramatically influenced the mov...

Hollywood Chinese wins Golden Horse Award

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HOLLYWOOD CHINESE, an exploration of the Chinese in American feature films, captured the Best Documentary Award at the Golden Horse Awards on December 8, 2007. Often referred to as the Chinese equivalent of the Oscars®,” The Golden Horse Awards are the most prestigious honors in Asia for Chinese-language cinema, covering categories modeled after those for the Academy Awards®. Although not technically a Chinese-language film, HOLLYWOOD CHINESE met special qualifications including requirements...

Venice Film Festival Winners Shine In Toronto

 Sunday, September 9---------If one missed them at the Venice Film Festival, the major winners of that Festival on the Lido (announced last evening) are playing here in Toronto. As part of the roundelay that has become the Fall Festival circuit, buyers, programmers and the press can pick up on films they have missed by simply waiting for another turn of the merry-go-round. If not Venice, then Toronto. If not Toronto, then New York. If not New York, then San Sebastian.. So for those who have st...

Venice Film Festival Winners Are Here In Toronto

 Sunday, September 9---------If one missed them at the Venice Film Festival, the major winners of that Festival on the Lido (announced last evening) are playing here in Toronto. As part of the roundelay that has become the Fall Festival circuit, buyers, programmers and the press can pick up on films they have missed by simply waiting for another turn of the merry-go-round. If not Venice, then Toronto. If not Toronto, then New York. If not New York, then San Sebastian.. So for those who have st...

Ang lee wins gold again at Venice awards

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The 64th Venice Film Festival came to an end on Saturday 8 September. The awards ceremony took place, along with the Golden Lion of the 75th Anniversary presented to Bernardo Bertolucci, in the Sala Grande at the Palazzo del Cinema. The Golden Lion for Best Film goes to Se, Jie (Lust, Caution) by Ang Lee; the Silver Lion for Best Director goes to Brian De Palma for Redacted; the Special Jury Prize goes to La Graine et le mulet by Abdellatif Kechiche and I’m not There by Todd Haynes. The Volpi ...

Ang Lee's Lust to screen at Calgary

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WESTERN CANADIAN PREMIERES OF LUST, CAUTION AND WALK ALL OVER ME ANNOUNCED AS GALA PRESENTATIONS AT 8TH ANNUAL CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express is pleased to announce that Ang Lee's LUST, CAUTION and WALK ALL OVER ME by Calgary director Robert Cuffley will be two of the three Gala Presentations scheduled for the 8th annual edition of the Festival. Both films will be making their Western Canadian premieres at the Fest...

BAFTA Awards Honors "Gay Shepherds"

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The Orange BAFTA – British Academy of Film and Television Awards - ceremony held February 19 in London turned out some surprises in an eclectic number of wins by various actors, directors and producers. The event was hosted by the outstandingly witty Stephen Fry, best known for his role as Oscar Wilde in Wilde. Absolutely every person he presented received a stunning compliment. Even Matt Dillon whom he told the audience he had seen Crash with at the same theater as the awards ceremony - the O...

Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain Wins Golden Lion

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The winners were announced for the best films at the 62nd Venice International Film Festival.Critic favorite Ang Lee´s "Brokeback Mountain" won the Leone d´Or, a film about two cowboys who fall in love in the 1960's. George Clooney´s "Good Night and Good Luck", a favorite at the festival since its debut early in the week won two awards: David Strathairn who plays TV journalist Ed Murrow was awarded best actor (Coppa Volpi) and George Clooney won for best script along with Grant Heslov. The N...

Tsui Hark's "Seven Swords" Opens the 62nd Venice Intl. Film Festival

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Hong Kong Tsui Hark's epic martial arts fantasy Seven Swordswill open the Venice Film Festival, and will be screened out of competition. The Venice fest is slated for Aug. 31-Sept. 10 and Dante Ferretti, Oscar-winning set designer of The Aviator will be president of the juryA special "wuxia" martial arts theme party is planned on the Excelsior Hotel beach, the meeting place for journalists, cast and crew, for a celebration of 100 years of Chinese cinema.Asian films will predominate this year's ...
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