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The Jury of the Competition, presided over by Robert De Niro (actor, director, producer) welcomes to its ranks: Martina GUSMAN (actress and producer, Argentina) Nansun SHI (producer, Hong Kong/China) Uma THURMAN (actress, scriptwriter, producer, USA) Linn ULLMANN (writer,literary critic, Norway) Olivier ASSAYAS (director, France) Jude LAW (actor, producer, UK) Mahamat Saleh HAROUN (director, Chad) Johnnie TO (director, producer, Hong Kong/China) Martina Gusman stud...

COL•COA 2011 Awards Deep in the Woods

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The Franco-American Cultural Fund announced today that Deep in the Woods (Au fond des bois) was awarded the LAFCA Critics Award by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association jury at the 15th City of Lights, City of Angels French film festival. The film was written by Benoît Jacquot and Julien Boivent, and directed by Benoît Jacquot. The opening night film Service Entrance (Les Femmes du 6e étage), written by Philippe Le Guay and Jérôme Tonnerre and directed by Philippe Le Guay, walked away ...

ECU 2011: DAY ONE updates

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GETTING READYÉCU team arrived to the the cinéma 7 Parnassiens bright and early to get ready for the opening night of ÉCU 2011. We will give you updates the whole weekend long, so stay tuned.Lèquipe d`ÉCU sont arrivé ce matin au cinéma 7 Parnassiens pour commencer la préparation pour la soirée d’ouverture d’ÉCU 2011. Nous allons vous donner des mis a jour pendant tout le weekend donc rester connecté.Check out the photo album at Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/43776598@N04/5579...

Catherine Deneuve in Potiche

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  Potiche, a film which entertains everyone By Ron Gilbert Catherine Deneuve is the French equivalent of our Elizabeth Taylor. She is an ageless beauty whom I first saw back in my college days in “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”. Then of course the film,” Belle du Jour” a few years later. She still seduces us with a screen presence which has your eyes glued to the screen in her new film. A star who doesn’t complain about not getting the roles like American actres...

NEWSLETTER N° 502: march 25th, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 502: march 25th, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  Cannes sponsoring and advertising options on call. Email us Become a sponsor of the iPhone application Bundle offer Mo...

Demy, Noir and Chinese: Three cycles at next Sebastian International Film Festival

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 The programme of this year's San Sebastian International Film Festival include three cycles This year, the 59th edition of San Sebastian International Film Festival, running from 16-24 September, returns to its tradition of programming three cycles. The usual retrospective dedicated to a classic filmmaker will be accompanied by another two thematic cycles. JACQUES DEMY In its 59th edition, San Sebastian Festival will dedicate a complete retrospective to...

Mélanie Laurent will be serve as Cannes 2011 master of Ceremony

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Melanie Laurent the french actress which was took part in Inglorious Bastrerds Cannes 2009 presentation will follow Kristin Scott Thomas, Diane Kruger or Monica Bellucci. Mélanie Laurent will head the ceremony of the 64th Festival de Cannes next may (May 11 - 22, 2011).      Gilles Jacob, président of Cannes since 2001, selected the young (28) french actress and commented. « it will be light and fun (...)"   ...

Michel Gondry, President of the Short Film and Cinéfondation Jury

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  Film director Michel Gondry is to head up the short film and Cinéfondation jury of the 64th Festival de Cannes, following in the footsteps of Atom Egoyan, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Martin Scorsese and John Boorman. With his seven feature films, several shorts and seventy-odd music videos, Michel Gondry, who is also a musician, has created an incredibly original body of work coloured with dreamscape qualities and Utopian ideals. A master craftsman, a modern day Méliès, he is a ci...

La Semaine de la Critique all over the world for its 50th edition

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        In May, La Semaine de la Critique will celebrate its 50th edition. Since in 1962, La Semaine de la Critiq...

54TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS TINDERSTICKS: CLAIRE DENIS FILM SCORES 1996–2009

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54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5) announces an annual programming highlight and audience favorite, the presentation of a film accompanied by live performance of an original score by a contemporary music artist. This year Tindersticks, the groundbreaking British chamber rock band known for its distinctive orchestral sound and the baritone of lead vocalist Stuart Staples, will perform works from the scores that they have created for six films of French director Clai...

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French Femme Directors Take Center Stage

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  THE SLEEPING BEAUTY (Catherine Breillat) Kathryn Bigelow may have broken through the glass ceiling with her historic Best Director Oscar win last year for THE HURT LOCKER, but the door was not pushed wide open for women directors in the American film industry. Despite strong work by such American indie stalwarts as Lisa Cholodenko (THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT) and Nicole Holofcener (PLEASE GIVE), and the emergence of a number of debut directors (chief among them Debra Granik with WIN...

Melanie Laurent will be master of ceremony of the next Cannes Film Festival

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  She follows Kristin Scott Thomas, Diane Kruger or Monica Bellucci. Mélanie Laurent will head the ceremony of the 64th Festival de Cannes next may (May 11 - 22, 2011).  Gilles Jacob, président of Cannes since 2001, selected the young (28) french actress and commented. « it will be light and fun (...)"   ...

COL-COA Begins April 11th at Directors Guild of America

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   by Marla LewinJust a little more than a month away from my favorite French Film Festival in Los Angeles, The City of Lights-City of Angels film festival. Each year it gets better and better with great films and small intimate interviews with amazing legendary directors and this year will be no different as they will be honoring the acclaimed writer-director Bertrand Blier. Who could forget his film GOING PLACES starring Gérard Depardieu, Miou-Miou, and Jeanne Moreau? This year they w...

A French Feast For Cinema Lovers

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  It is a longstanding amour fou......the crazy love New Yorkers have for all things French, and the French appreciation of New York as its cultural cousin. For both sides, the yearly Rendez-Vous With French Cinema program, which is now running in several venues around New York City, is both an erotic embrace and a dazzling dance. For francophiles and film buffs, it is a film feast. Presented by the Film Society at Lincoln Center and Unifrance, the 16th edition offers its customary ho...

Friday's pick at Fantasporto

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  BOUDU SAUVÉ DES EAUX de Jean Renoir (Fra) - 85 min. A classic masterpiec, funny to see it in fantasporto (in french, and quite an exception in the genre line of prgraming)  DUAS MULHERES de João Mário Grilo (Por) - 100 min. I tried...but portugese is too tough, no subtitles to help.   RED NIGHTS de L. Courtiaud e J. Carbon (Fra/HK) - 110 min. Missed that, the ending looked very Hong Kong style to me.   THE RITE de Mikael Hafstrom ...

Brooklyn Welcomes A Screen Goddess

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  Brooklyn…..get ready for some true glamour. Catherine Deneuve, the grande dame of French cinema will receive a career retrospective starting on Friday, March 4 at the BAMcinématek, Brooklyn’s leading art house cinema. In the month-long tribute, 25 films from the great actress’ varied career over five decades will be showcased. The program is co-presented by Unifrance,  in collaboration with Music Box Films, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and Institut Français. BAM...

Michel Gondry, President of the Short Film and Cinéfondation Jury

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Film director Michel Gondry is to head up the short film and Cinéfondation jury of the 64th Festival de Cannes, following in the footsteps of Atom Egoyan, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Martin Scorsese and John Boorman. With his seven feature films, several shorts and seventy-odd music videos, Michel Gondry, who is also a musician, has created an incredibly original body of work coloured with dreamscape qualities and Utopian ideals. A master craftsman, a modern day Méliès, he is a cinemagician wh...

French Cinema Now

The San Francisco Film Society, in association with the French-American Cultural Society, the French Consulate of San Francisco and Unifrance USA, presents French Cinema Now, Thursday, October 28Wednesday, November 3, at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema, One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level. The weeklong annual festival brings the most significant new work from one of the world’s most renowned filmmaking countries to discerning Bay Area audiences. FCN covers a broad spectrum of subject matter and genres, builds a comprehensive picture of the current moment in French cinema and delivers some of the country’s most vital filmmakers in person to San Francisco audiences.

Panorama Celebrates Two Milestones In 2011

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  The Panorama section of the Berlinale, known for its edgy programming, is celebrating two significant anniversaries this year. The first is the 30 year involvement of Wieland Speck, the handsome honcho who began his involvement as an assistant to the legendary Manfred Salzgaber, a producer and film exhibitor who began the section as an alternative to the somewhat stuffy programming of the main Berlinale section. With an emphasis on queer and outsider cinema, the Panorama was event...

Bruno Chatelin runs for President of UniFrance

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Antoine de Clermont Tonnerre two year mandate as President of uniFrance run by Regine Hatchondo (General Manager) will be open for renewal next Friday, January 28th .   Antoine de Clermont Tonnerre declared only recently that he would apply for a second mandate from his board.   UniFrance is the organization dedicated to promoting French cinema worldwide.   It w...

Bruno Chatelin runs for President of UniFrance

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UniFrance is the organization dedicated to promoting French cinema worldwide.It was founded in 1949 as an association under the French 1901 Act, and operates under the supervision of the CNC - Centre National de la Cinématographie.UniFrance currently has around 800 members, including feature film and short film producers, sales agents, directors, actors, authors (screenwriters), and talent agents. It is run by Regine Hatchondo (General Manager) whose previous mission was, among others, to promo...

Fiprecsci prizes at Palm Springs

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At the recent Palm Springs International Film Festival (USA, January 6-17, 2011), a jury of film critics focused on the submissions to the Foreign Language Academy Award and decided the "International Critics' Prize (FIPRESCI Prize) for the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year (2010)" in the categories of best film, best actor, best actress. Best Film: Of Gods and Men (Des dieux et des hommes) by Xavier Beauvois (France, 2010)"for its incisive, restrained, and deeply moving depiction of religi...

CLAUDE CHABROL – The Directorspective, Sunday 6 to Sunday 27 March at the Barbican

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One of the founders of the New Wave, critic-turned-filmmaker Claude Chabrol (1930-2010) was instrumental in revolutionising French cinema in the 1950s. In an acclaimed career that spanned 6 decades, he made over 70 films and was renowned for his masterful thrillers and his incisive critique of class and society. In partnership with Ciné Lumière, Barbican Film celebrates Chabrol's contribution to cinema with a selection of his best-known films (1).   Sunday 6 March 4.00p...

13th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris (January 13-17, 2011)

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  Unifrance is hosting its 2011 Rendez-Vous event in Paris from January 13 through 17. Over the four-day event, the Grand Hotel Intercontinental will welcome 450 international distributors who have traveled to Paris to discover French cinema's latest offerings presented by sales agents. 80 films, half of which have not yet been released, will be screened at the Film Market. Among titles presented are A Cat in Paris by Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Feli...

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