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THE RETURN OF JAMES BOND

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' Sky Fall ' - A 'Windfall' for James Bond James Bond is Back - and How! It is not a James Bond film, it is a Sam Mendes movie- and that makes all the difference. ' This is the end ' says the first line of the Opening Song in the film,and it is indeed, the end of Super-man Bond, who in this movie, is 'killed' in the very first fight sequence! 50 years after the Bond Series unleashed itself on the s...

London BFI fest announces jury and line up...

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Juries are announced for the new look BFI London Film Festival Awards, including Sir David Hare, Tom Hiddleston, David Yates, Olivia Colman, Pablo Trapero, Nansun Shi and Sebastian Faulks. At this year’s ceremony, Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton will receive BFI Fellowships. Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter The 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express today revealed its juries for the 2012 Festival Awards which will take place at Banqueting...

Helen Mirren to receive European achievement in World Cinema Awards

  HELEN MIRREN RECEIVES EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA AWARD "A very meaningful honour," says the British actress (picture: Giles Keyte) The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in presenting Dame Helen Mirren with the honorary award EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA 2012 for her outstanding body of work. “It was discovering the immense diversity of European filmmaking that gave me an enduring love and respect for the art form,” stated Helen Mirr...

56th BFI London Film Festival Launch set for October 10 -21,2012

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  Whether you’re a film aficionado diving straight in or a moviegoer coming to the Festival for the first time – this year’s programme is bursting with films and events that will entertain, confront and delight you. We kick-start the Festival with the European Premiere of Frankenweenie, the gloriously crafted, stop-motion 3D animation from Tim Burton, and close our twelve-day celebration of film with the European Premiere of Mike Newell’s visually ravishing adaptation of Great Expect...

Venice Festival opens with Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the new film directed by Mira Nair, will be the opening film at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and presented by Doha Film Institute. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title, translated into 25 languages, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a...

Danny Huston and his nephew Jack at the MWFF for Two Jacks

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American film star Danny Huston and his nephew Jack will attend the Montreal World Film Festival for the premiere of Two Jacks directed by Bernard Rose. They will be accompanied by the film's producer Julia Verdin. In 2011 at the MWFF Huston won best actor for his role in Eran Riklis' Playoff. “I really enjoyed the Festival last year and I'm happy to be returning with Two Jacks,” said Huston.  “One of the great dynasties of American cinema, the Hustons have given us great films f...

Venice Festival to open with Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the new film directed by Mira Nair, will be the opening film at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and presented by Doha Film Institute. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title, translated into 25 languages, The Reluctant Fundamentalist  is a riv...

Excellence Award Moët & Chandon to Charlotte Rampling

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  Charlotte Rampling © Courtesy of I, Anna 2012. Photographer Kerry Brown. The Festival del film Locarno will present an Excellence Award Moët & Chandon to the English actress Charlotte Rampling. The award ceremony will take place on the Locarno Festival’s opening night on Wednesday 1 August on the Piazza Grande. The following day the public will have the opportunity to participate in a conversation with Charlotte Rampling. To mark the occasion the Festival del film Locarno will...

Mirren meets the Karlovy Vary press and appreciative overflow audience at screening of Szabo's THE DOOR

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Helen Mirren and István Szabó (The Door)  by Alex Deleon, for <filmfestivals.com>   Dame Helen Mirren, patently the dominant figure of the first two days, held court on Saturday morning at the first official festival press conference. As Helen Mirrenová she is getting front page coverage in the Czech daily press in the manner of visiting royalty and her gracefully smiling visage adorns the cover of the widely read TVstar weekly with a bold gold lettered caption reading ...

"But he has seven badges."

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Thursday night the Cannes Film Festival began its Cinéma de la Plage series of late night screenings on the beach.  The first movie to be shown was Dr. No, a 1962 James Bond film starring Sean Connery and directed by Terrence Young.  The beach side viewing drew large crowds of locals, tourists and even industry members. In fact, some industry members who came to the beach to watch the classic Bond film caused a bigger scene than the fireworks that intermittently erupted over the Mediterran...

Senna picks up three awards at focal awards

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    The ninth annual FOCAL International Awards in association with AP Archive took place last night at The Lancaster London Hotel, with winning entries spanning the decades and unearthing stunning footage illustrating a wide variety of topics, including life in the former USSR, racial segregation, the passion of motor racing and the chilling beauty of degraded film.   The standout project at this year's awards was Senna (Working Title/Universal Pictu...

Everybody in our Family by Radu Jude wins at B-Est awards ceremony

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Sunday 25 was the conclusion and awards ceremony of the Bucarest B-Est 8th edition. under the presidence of Jan Harlan producer of Stanley Kubrick the jury decided on the following awards: Audience award: Toata lumea din familia noastra, Everybody in our Family Best Film: Tyranosaurus, Paddy Considine (Great Britain) (Tyrannosaur is a 2011 BAFTA award winning British drama film written and directed by Paddy Considine, his first feature film) ...

Jan Harlan serves Jury President at Bucarest B-EST 8th edition

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Jury President of the eighth edition of Bucharest IFF Brief biography Jan Harlan I joined Stanley Kubrick in 1969 for his Napoleon project, which was unfortunately abandoned, but I enjoyed working with Stanley and he liked me, so I added the study of film-production with a great teacher to my previous profession. My first film as an assistant was “A Clockwork Orange”. Four years later I became Kubrick’s Executive Producer and worked for Warner Bros. on “Barry Lyndon...

Kenneth Branagh will Receive Honor at Sann Francisco Film Society Awards Night

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  Director Will Receive Honor at Film Society Awards Night at Warfield Theatre and Onstage Tribute at Castro Theatre San Francisco, CA -- The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Kenneth Branagh will be the recipient of the Founder's Directing Award at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 19 - May 3). The FDA will be presented to Branagh at Film Society Awards Night, Thursday, April 26 at the historic Warfield Theatre.   The Film Society and i...

Past winners at Fantasporto 1981 / 2011

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WINNERS FANTASPORTO     1981 (Non-Competitive Festival)   1982 Grand Prix Fantasporto 82:  The Redemeer - Krsto Papic (Jugoslavia)   1983 Grand Prix Fantasporto 83: Scanners - David Cronenberg (Canada)   1984 Grand Prix Fantasporto 84: Le Dernier Combat - Luc Besson (France)   1985 Grand Prix Fantasporto 95: The Company of the Wolves - Neil Jordan (UK)   1986 Grand Prix Fantasporto 86: ...

More wins for the Artist at London Critics' Circle Film Awards winners

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32nd LONDON FILM CRITICS' CIRCLE AWARDS 32nd London Critics' Circle Film Awards winners in full: FILM OF THE YEAR The Artist (Entertainment)CRITICS' CIRCLE TOP 10 FILMS of 20111. The Artist2. A Separation3. Drive4. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy5. The Tree of Life6. We Need to Talk About Kevin7. Melancholia8. Shame9. Margaret10. The DescendantsThe Attenborough Award: BRITISH FILM OF THE YEARWe Need to Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEARA Separation (Artificial Eye)DOCUM...

Palm Springs Film Festival opens with Emily Blunt

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EMILY BLUNT TO ATTEND OPENING NIGHT SCREENING OF “SALMON FISHING IN TH E YEMEN ” AT 2012 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PSIFF PRESS RELEASE British actress Emily Blunt will attend the Opening Night screening of SALMON FISHING IN YEMEN The Palm Springs International Film Festival will open on Thursday, January 5 with the screening of CBS Films’ Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, followed by a reception at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Directed by Oscar©-nomi...

"The Artist," which received a Best Picture PGA nomination today, was the hit of Capri, Hollywood

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"The Artist," which received a Best Picture PGA nomination today, was the hit of Capri, Hollywood - The Smart International Film Festival, winning Film of the Year for its Golden Globe nominated director Michel Hazanavicius and the Best Actress nod for its female lead, Bérénice Bejo. Michael Fassbender was named Best Actor for his performance in "Shame," and Sir Ben Kingsley received the Fest's 2011 Legend Award, a career honor.       ...

Sir Ben Kingsley Received Capri Fest’s Legend Award

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“The Artist,” which received a Best Picture PGA nomination today, was the hit of Capri, Hollywood – The Smart International Film Festival, winning Film of the Year for its Golden Globe nominated director Michel Hazanavicius and the Best Actress nod for its female lead, Bérénice Bejo. Michael Fassbender was named Best Actor for his performance in “Shame,” and Sir Ben Kingsley received the Fest’s 2011 Legend Award, a career honor.The Fest’s 16th edition, which was directed by Pasca...

Everywhere and Nowhere

Director: Menhaj Huda.
‘Everywhere & Nowhere’ is a coming of age drama about friends torn apart by choices, set in London's fast-paced clubland. The story focuses on the identity struggles of 20 year old ASH, who is conflicted between the traditions of suburban family life and his ambitions in the world of music. Over a roller-coaster of a weekend ASH navigates through the minefield of his strict family life and secret liaisons, to gain his ultimate dream of becoming a club DJ.

Berenice Bejo (“The Artist”) and Michael Fassbender (“Shame”) have been named Best Actress and Best Actor of the Year by Capri,

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Awards To Be Presented During Fest’s 16th Edition, December 27th – January 2nd On the heels of their receiving Golden Globe nominations today, Berenice Bejo (“The Artist”) and Michael Fassbender (“Shame”) have been named Best Actress and Best Actor of the Year by Capri, Hollywood – The International Film Festival 2011. The awards will be presented during the Fest’s 16th edition, which runs from December 27th through January 2nd. Both performing artists have been garnering cr...

Berenice Bejo and Michael Fassbender to be awarded at Capri Hollywood

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Awards To Be Presented During Fest’s 16th Edition, December 27th – January 2ndOn the heels of their receiving Golden Globe nominations today, Berenice Bejo (“The Artist”) and Michael Fassbender (“Shame”) have been named Best Actress and Best Actor of the Year by Capri, Hollywood – The International Film Festival 2011. The awards will be presented during the Fest’s 16th edition, which runs from December 27th through January 2nd. Both performing artists have been garnering critical...

Size Matters

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Human nature is one of those things that everybody talks about but no one can define. Human behavior is a product both of our innate human nature and of our individual experience and surrounding environment or culture.  Our preference for certain type or a size is an evolved psychological mechanism, it is something that we do not consciously choose; but it may feel as such a good subject to talk about. Do you know the situation at crowded movie in theatre, at the beginning of screening, wh...
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