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The Palme d'Or - Short Film was awarded to L.Rezan Yesilbas for Sessiz Be-Deng (Silent).

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After receiving his award from Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Kylie Minogue, the prizewinner said: "I'd like to thank the jury for choosing me. It is very important for me to receive this award from Jean-Pierre Dardenne. I'm very excited to be talking in front of so many filmmakers. And thank you to my team." ...

Turkish-Bosnian-Herzegovinan film “Anatolia” is a big hit at AFI Film Festival

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  For those of you lucky enough to catch “Once Upon A Time in Anatolia” at the AFI Film Festival in Los Angeles this week, this was a beautiful film – beautifully shot, well acted – that left you pondering the film long after it was over. It unspooled gently, letting you seep into the high, windy, seer landscape and the lives thrown together by an investigation: the prosecutor, the doctor, the chief of police, and many others, being led about the countryside by a handcu...

Nominations for the 24th European Film Awards

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  The 24th European Film Awards with the presentation of the winners - streamed live on http://www.europeanfilmawards.eu/ - will take place in Berlin on 3 December.     EFA Nominations 2011 The nominations for the 24th European Film Awards were just announced at the Seville European Film Festival on Saturday, 5 November. nominated are: EUROPEAN FILM 2011: ...

Boy with a Bike by the Dardenne brothers to inaugurate the FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE's 4+1 Festival in Madrid

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Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne will inaugurate the second edition of the FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE's 4+1 Film Festival in Madrid with Boy with a Bike (2011), the film that won the Jury Prize in the last edition of the Cannes Film Festival. The 4+1 Festival will be held simultaneously from October 26th through the 30th in Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Mexico City, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro, and its Guest of Honor will be Japanese filmmaker Naomi Kawase, who will be present at the Main H...

French Cinema Now in San Francisco...next october

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Fourth Annual Week-long Festival Celebrates the Best in Contemporary French Language Cinema with Filmmaker Guests and New Works by the Dardenne Brothers, Aki Kaurismäki and Mia Hansen-Løve The San Francisco Film Society, in association with the French American Cultural Society, the French Consulate of San Francisco and Unifrance, presents French Cinema Now, Thursday, October 27 - Wednesday, November 2, at Landmark's Embarcadero Center Cinema and the Film Society's new theatrical home, San Fr...

Belgian directors Jean-Pierre Dardenne (Left), Luc Dardenne (Right), Cecile de France and Thomas Doret

Belgian directors Jean-Pierre Dardenne (Left), Luc Dardenne (Right), Belgian actress Cecile de France and Belgian actor Thomas Doret pose on the red carpet before the closing ceremony and the screening of "Les Bien-Aimes" (Beloved) at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2011 in Cannes AFP/Anne-Christine Poujoulat

The Misfortunates, will open the Ghent Film Festival

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The latest film by Felix van Groeningen, The Misfortunates, opens the 36th edition of the Ghent Film Festival on 6 October. A première of the film will be shown simultaneously in four of the cinemas in the Kinepolis complex and in the Vooruit arts centre. The Misfortunates (De helaasheid der dingen), named after the book by Dimitri Verhulst, is about 13-year-old Gunther Strobbe who lives with his father and his three uncles in his grandmother’s home in a totally slovenly place in Reetveerdege...

Golden Alexander Award Presented to The Dardenne Brothers

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On Saturday, November 15th, the acclaimed European cinematographers Luc and Jean Pierre Dardenne were honored with the Golden Alexander Award at the Olympion Theater. Luc Dardenne was present to receive the award for both of them. ‘The Dardenne brothers’ work reaches deep into the human soul and underlines the reasons why cinema is so important to us’, noted TIFF Director Despina Mouzaki. ‘We would like to thank the two filmmakers for placing a mirror in front of our eyes. A ...

EFP announces Jury for next Shooting Stars

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European Film Promotion (EFP) has appointed the jury for SHOOTING STARS 2009. At the beginning of December, the five jury members who are well known personalities from the film industry, will meet to decide on the ‘Best of the Best’ of the new up-and-coming acting talent from across Europe. The jury will make its selection from among 18 new faces who have been nominated by the EFP member organisations. Ten finalists will be presented at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) in 2...

Luc Dardenne Masterclass

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 On Saturday, 15th of November at the John Kassavetes Theater, Luc Dardenne, the awarded cinematographer, opened the series of masterclasses organized by the 49th Thessaloniki's International Film Festival (TIFF). Elise Domenach from ‘Positif' magazine was the co-ordinator of the masterclass. ‘Despite the fact that Jean Pierre and Luc Dardenne have won the Golden Phoenix in the Cannes Film Festival twice and have gained the respect of the European film community, they prefer keeping a low ...

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Sitges 2008 the Good, the Bad, the Weird

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Another 10 days at the world's leading festival for fantastic cinema have come to a close. All the extraterrestrials have phoned home. And the zombies are in repose until next October. Despite very late nights drinking with actors, filmmakers, distributors and programmers from Finland, Colombia, Korea, Japan, Ireland, Australia, France, Canada, New York and, of course, Spain, I managed to see 23 or 25 or 27 movies, often sleeping on my feet, so that the whole experience began to feel like an e...

Sitges 2008 the Good, the Bad, the Weird

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Another 10 days at the world’s leading festival for fantastic cinema have come to a close. All the extraterrestrials have phoned home. And the zombies are in repose until next October. Despite very late nights drinking with actors, filmmakers, distributors and programmers from Finland, Colombia, Korea, Japan, Ireland, Australia, France, Canada, New York and, of course, Spain, I managed to see 23 or 25 or 27 movies, often sleeping on my feet, so that the whole experience began to feel like an e...

GRIBICHE by Jacques FEYDER

Jacques Feyder's film GRIBICHE, shown earlier at the Pordenone Festival, made in 1926, captured the hearts of viewers by its sensitive portrayal of a young boy from the wrong side of the tracks who is adopted by a rich Parisian widow.

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The New Men (Les Nouveaux Messieurs) by director, Jacques Feyder, is about an lectrician working at the Paris Opera, In love with gorgeous ballerina Suzanne (Gaby Morlay), who is subsidised by a powerful politician Count Montoire. When the Opera goes on strike, he becomes head of the union and eventually is elected Secretary of Labor in the French cabinet. Now equal to Montoire,  Suzanne has a hard ti

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The New Men (Les Nouveaux Messieurs) by director, Jacques Feyder, is about an lectrician working at the Paris Opera, In love with gorgeous ballerina Suzanne (Gaby Morlay), who is subsidised by a powerful politician Count Montoire. When the Opera goes on strike, he becomes head of the union and eventually is elected Secretary of Labor in the French cabinet. Now equal to Montoire,  Suzanne has a hard ti

In Competition: "Lorna's Silence" by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

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The film:  Palme d'Or laureates for Rosetta in 1999 and L’Enfant (The Child) in 2005, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne return to Festival Competition with Lorna's Silence. The filmmaking brothers have also served as Presidents of the Cinéfondation and Short Films Juries (in 2000) and of the Caméra d'Or Jury in 2006. In their latest feature, they take another plunge into their hometown, Liège, Belgium, to explore the character of Lorna, a young Albanian woman drawn by love into a sordid...

Flanders films break unbreakable admissions record in 2007

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Flanders films have broken the 2003 admissions record which longtime was considered to be unbreakable. With still one title to go in release next week, close to 1,135,000 cinemagoers already went to see an indigenous production this year. In 2003, 1,048,280 paying cinemagoers were registered at screenings of indigenous films.Five titles attracted well over 100,000 cinemagoers this year. The internationally acclaimed Ben X by Nic Balthazar takes the lead with well over 250,000 admissions, followe...

Jaco van Dormael's Mr Nobody moves to Germany

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 Jaco van Dormael’s ambitious new film MR. NOBODY, his first in English, continues its sixth month shoot, moving to Germany at the end of October. The shoot started this June in Belgium, moving on to Montreal in Canada. Van Dormael, director of the award-winning hits TOTO THE HERO (1991) and THE EIGHTH DAY (1996), has assembled a very strong cast including Jared LETO (REQUIEM OF THE DREAM, AMERICAN PSyCHO, ALEXANDER, LORD OF WAR); Sarah POLLEY (The Secret Life of Words, eXistenZ, MY LIFE WIT...

Sounds of Sand clear winner at Film Festival Emden Awards

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The surprise of the evening was provided by the double award winner “Sounds of Sand” by Marion Hänsel. The film convinced audiences completely and was honoured with both the Bernhard Wicki Award and the DGB Film Award. The Awards Ceremony formed the high point of Emden’s 18th International Film Festival. Four film awards with prize money totalling € 29,000, together with the Festival’s Honorary Award sponsored by the Emden Harbour Industry and “A writer’s workplace by the sea” ...

Marion Hänsel gives Variety Cinema Militans Interview

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Marion Hänsel gives the Variety Cinema Militans Interview as part of the Holland Film Meeting during the 26th Netherlands Film Festival. On Saturday 30 September at 17:30, the filmmaker will get into conversation with Variety's Katja Hofmann about her vision on the future of cinema. The fixed theme of this section, 'the position and viability of cinema in the present age', is an adaptation of the theme of Dutch film theoretician Menno ter Braak's essay 'Cinema Militans' (1926). Directly after...

Marion Hänsel gives Variety Cinema Militans Interview

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Marion Hänsel gives the Variety Cinema Militans Interview as part of the Holland Film Meeting during the 26th Netherlands Film Festival. On Saturday 30 September at 17:30, the filmmaker will get into conversation with Variety's Katja Hofmann about her vision on the future of cinema. The fixed theme of this section, 'the position and viability of cinema in the present age', is an adaptation of the theme of Dutch film theoretician Menno ter Braak's essay 'Cinema Militans' (1926). Directly after t...

The Films in Competition at Milano Fest

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Milano Film Festival - eleventh edition 15 - 24 September 2006The Films in CompetitionOne year of commitment. A thorough search among film schools, producers, distributors and independent festivals.From Mexico to Korea, from South Africa to Finland, from the United States to Palestine, from New Zealand to India, from Chiapas to France.More than 2000 films have been submitted from over 90 countries: among them, the selection committee has chosen the films that will take part in this year's editio...

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