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Chico & Rita to open trinidad+tobago film festival

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  Chico & Rita, an animated tale of star-crossed lovers set to a Cuban beat, will be the opening night feature film of the trinidad+tobago film festival/11, presented by Flow. The film will screen at the ttff/11 opening night gala, which takes place on 21 September in Port of Spain. The Festival runs until 04 October.   Directed by the award-winning Spanish filmmakers Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal, and with a score by renowned Cuban musician Bebo Vald...

Pedro Almodóvar will serve as its Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2011

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American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that internationally acclaimed filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar will serve as its Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi. AFI FEST – celebrating its 25th year in 2011 – will take place November 3 through 10 in Hollywood, California at the historic Chinese Theatre,  the Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. As Guest Artistic Director, Almodóvar will present a screening of hi...

THE SKIN I LIVE IN (2011) dir. Pedro Almodovar

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THE SKIN I LIVE IN is, more than anything, an Almodovar tribute to Almodovar. Utilizing his own colour schemes, offbeat interweaving narrative and shooting technique, THE SKIN I LIVE IN will easily become one of the main works by this long-standing Spanish director.   It tells the story of Robert Ledgard, portrayed by Antonio Banderas - on a much awaited return to the silver screen and in his native language - a brilliant plastic surgeon obsessed with creating a pain-resistant arti...

NYILFF 2011: Carlos Manzano Presents Major Bloomberg's Proclamation

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By Maria Esteves – August 23, 2011 Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s Proclamation celebrating August 15-21, 2011 as New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) days was presented by executive director Carlos Manzano, NYC Latin Media & Entertainment Commission at the 12th NYILFF Opening Night Presentation of Chico and Rita, co-directed by Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba, and Tono Errando held at AMC Empire Cinemas, on Tuesday, August 16, 7:00 pm. ...

Spanish films in San Sebastian International film Festival

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  The programme of San Sebastian Festival's 59th edition includes 15 Spanish films in the Official Selection and Zabaltegi, the section where the latest movies by established directors rub shoulders with new works from young filmmakers. Three of these titles will compete for the Golden Shell and another three for the Kutxa-New Directors Award; the others will be screened out-of-competition. Enrique Urbizu, Isaki Lacuesta and Benito Zambrano in the run for the Golden Shell NO HAB...

La Mirada Film Festival highlights

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  LA MIRADA FILM FESTIVAL 2011 CO-PROGRAMMED BY PEDRO ALMODÓVAR, GUEST CURATORS ANG LEE, ANTONIO BANDERAS, KEN LOACH AND GUILLERMO DEL TORO THURSDAY 14 APRIL to TUESDAY 26 April 2011 acmi (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) Federation Square, Melbourne Bookings: www.lamirada.org.au or  www.acmi.net.au/ticketing.htm, by phone 03 8663 2583 and at the ACMI Ticket Desk   The fabulous La Mirada Film Festival returns to the Australian C...

Mario Camus - Honorary Goya Award 2011

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 Mario Camus - Honorary Goya Award 2011 This year the members of the Spanish Academy decided to give the Honorary Goya Award to the writer and director, Mario Camus.   Three times nominee to the Goya Awards, he won 1994 the Best Screenplay - Original (Mejor Guión Original) for Sombras en una Batalla.  Mario Camus started studying Law, but left his studies to enter the IIEC (now EOC) in 1956, where he got a director's diploma in 1963 -with the training film El ...

25th Goya Awards- Best Actor Nominees

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25th Goya Awards - Best Actor Nominees Luis Tosar in También la Lluvia Goya Award winner last year (Celda 211), Luis Tosar gets his fifth nomination having already won 3 times this award.He plays Costa, the film´s producer, who couldn´t care less about the film´s content. He´s not worried about what happened yesterday, never mind 500 years ago. He just wants the film finished on time and within budget. He has recently won the Jose Maria Forqué award, conside...

The Goya Awards: 25 years of history!

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The Goya Awards, Known in Spain as los Goya, are the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences awards. It´s considered as the equivalent to the American Oscars, French Cesars or British Baftas. This year it will be celebrating their 25th edition in a very special ceremony at Teatro Real (The Royal Theatre) in Madrid on February 13th. Once upon a time …. In 1986 a group of people working in the Spanish cinema areas decided to get associated and founded the Academia .Know they had an...

The 25th Goya Awards – A bit of history

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The Goya Awards – A bit of history The Goya Awards, Known in Spain as los Goya, are the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences awards. It´s considered as the equivalent to the American Oscars, French Cesars or British Baftas. This year it will be celebrating their 25th edition in a very special ceremony at Teatro Real (The Royal Theatre) in Madrid on February 13th. Once upon a time …. In 1986 a group of people working in the Spanish cinema areas de...

25th Goya Awards - The nominees

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BEST FILM NOMINEES 25th Annual Goya Awards Balada Triste de Trompeta directed by Alex de la Iglesia - President of The Spanish Film Academy - has obtained 15 nominations at this year's Goya awards. Second and up to 14 nominations Agustí Villaronga´s, Pa Negre followed by También la Lluvia,directed by Iciar Bollaín and the Spanish option to next Oscars,with 13 nominations and Buried with 10.There are the films with the most nominations. To win Best Actor Goya Award,Jav...

Spanish Cinema Conquers New York

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  Returning for its 18th edition, the popular series Spanish Cinema Now is currently being presented at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, one of New York's film treasures. First presented in 1992, the series has followed the renaissance of Spanish filmmaking over the past two decades. Inspired by the international successes of such filmmakers as Pedro Almodovar, the Spanish industry is producing a record number of films which are finding favor on theatrical screens and at film festiv...

Prizewinners Holland Animation Film Festival 2010

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Winner Grand Prix HAFF Feature FilmChico y Rita, Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba, Tono Errando, (Spain, United Kingdom, 2010)Winners Dioraphte Grand Prix HAFF Hand Soap, Kei Oyama (Japan, 2009)Freud, Fish and Butterfly, Haiyang Wang, Liu Zengyin, (China, 2009)Grand Prix HAFF Commissioned FilmsN.A.S.A Featuring Tom Waits and Kool Keith: Spacious Thoughts, Fluorescent Hill, (Canada, 2009) And the winners are…Grand Prix HAFF Feature Film Chico y Rita Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba, T...

New discovery of Recent Spanish Cinema XVI in Hollywood

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By Ron Gilbert I must applaud Christopher Columbus who was commissioned by the Spanish Crown of Queen Isabella and discovered America in 1492. .Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo officially set foot in California is 1542 and for over 400 years we have had the pleasure of the influence of Spain. In the current film program of Recent Spanish Cinema XVI at the historic Egyptian Theatre Hollywood which is the home of the American Cinematheque we are again exploring the filmmaker talent from SpainWe are traveli...

A New discovery of Recent Spanish Cinema XVI in Hollywood

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A New discovery of Recent Spanish Cinema XVI in Hollywood By Ron Gilbert I must applaud Christopher Columbus who was commissioned by the Spanish Crown of Queen Isabella and discovered America in 1492. .Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo officially set foot in California is 1542 and for over 400 years we have had the pleasure of the influence of Spain. In the current film program of Recent Spanish Cinema XVI at the historic Egyptian Theatre Hollywood which is the home of the American Cinematheque we...

Oldenburg Festivalhighlights 2010

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Like in previous years this year’s festival edition will feature its share of premieres, inspiring film talks, international stars and unforgettable moments.Pascal Bourdiaux’ “Le Mac” guarantees to evoke laughter from any audience. The French comedy is witty, has a classy cast and a subtlety that has made it an instant hit across the border. “Mr. Nice” is Bernard Rose’s British answer to “Blow”, portraying the life of legendary drug dealer Howard Marks. Marks himself will be at...

Zabaltegi-New Directors

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Fifteen films from seventeen countries to participate in Zabaltegi-New Directors All will contend for the Kutxa-New Directors Award, carrying €90,000 The two Spanish movies included in the Section are 'Blog', by Elena Trapé, and 'Izarren Argia', by Mikel Rueda Fifteen films from seventeen countries will participate in the Zabaltegi-New Directors Section at the 58th San Sebastian Festival. They will compete for the Kutxa-New Directors Award alongside another two ti...

Official Selection at San Sebastian Festival - Spanish films

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Four spanish films to compete in the Official Selection at San Sebastian Festival The new films by José María de Orbe (Aita), Judith Colell and Jordi Cadena (Elisa K), Oscar Aibar (El Gran Vázquez (The Great Vázquez) and Agustí Villaronga (Pa Negre (Black Bread) will run for the Golden Shell Aita is, after La línea recta (The Straight Line) (2006), the second movie from José María de Orbe, one of current Spanish cinema’s most unclassifiable and personal direct...

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