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The first official screening of Borat was held at the Olympia Theatre on rue d’Antibes. Audience members laughed and gasped at the crazy scenes portrayed in the film. Some audience members thought the film was a little too racist, while others thought it was just plain funny. Actors such as The Rock even watched the movie in its entirety. Borat is the creation of Sacha Cohen, a British actor who also plays Ali G in his HBO series. The movie centers around Borat who is “Kazakhstani televisi...

Kinofest Manchester shorts to screen end of the month

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KINOFILM, 10th Manchester International Short Film Festival runs 24th Feb – 5th March and features 400 films…dozens of premieres…cinema from 21 countries…screenings all over Manchester city centre…live gigs…big industry events…this year’s 10th Kinofilm provides the setting for the biggest expo of short films and features ever seen in Manchester and the North WestOn Valentine’s Day, 14th Feb, the state-of-the-art Kino Cinemobile lands in Albert Square, Manchester – and provide...

Hawai Finale: final day with Mrs. Henderson Presents!

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Mrs. Henderson Presents! added screening to close the Hawai 10 day festival. Helmed by Stephen Frears, starring Dame Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins and Christopher Guest!The film is inspired by true events…London, 1937. Mrs. Laura Henderson, a woman of wealth and connections, has just buried her beloved husband. And now she’s bored. At 69, she is far too energetic and vital to fade into gentle widowhood. What she needs, says her friend Lady Conway, is a hobby. Collecting diamonds, perhaps? Or doing...

The Constant Gardener by Fernando Meirelles London opening

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Following City of God with his first (largely) English language film, Fernando Meirelles proves an inspired choice to direct screenwriter Jeffrey Caine's adaptation of John Le Carré's acclaimed novel, bringing modernity and visual brio to the multi-layered and deeply affecting story.In a remote area of Northern Kenya, passionate human rights activist Tessa Quayle (Rachel Weisz) is found brutally murdered. Her travelling companion, a local doctor, appears to have fled the scene, and the evidence...

Pride & Prejudice to close New Montreal FilmFest

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New Montreal FilmFest Program Director Moritz de Hadeln announces that Pride and Prejudice, the acclaimed new film version of Jane Austen's classic novel, will close the Festival’s inaugural edition. Directed by Joe Wright, Pride and Prejudice replaces the previously announced Domino, which was withdrawn for technical reasons.The story of five sisters who find their world turned upside down with the arrival in their village of a wealthy young man and his best friend, Pride and Prejudice stars ...

The Business Festival closing at the Edimburgh Film Fest

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The Business a film by Nick Love will close this year's edition of Edimburg Film Feast!(August 17-28)The Business: Directed by Nick Love Cast: Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan, Geoff Bell, Georgina Chapman, Eddie Weber, Adam Bolton, Linda Henry, Roland Manookian, Arturo Venegas, Camille Coduri )'Get rid of this Spanish Fly crap: I want black, red and chrome everywhere!'Set in the gaudy, Thatcherite 1980s, this underworld yarn - a confident follow-up to Love's acclaimed Football Factory- follows the adve...

The Directors Guild of Great Britain Awards Kinsey

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The Directors Guild of Great Britain celebrated its second Directors Guild Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Film and Television with a gala ceremony at the Curzon Mayfair in London on the 20th of March 2005.The DGGB Awards honoured, amongst others, director Sam Mendes with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in theatre and film and director Simon McBurney with an Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatre. The evening was compered by Michael Winner. Kevin S...

Dave Barry turns Movie Star at Santa Barbara

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Dave Barry Turns Movie Star at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has always been a bit adventurous with its selection of films. Along with the requisite slate of solid international and American independent features, the festival does a great job supporting local films and filmmakers. This year, midway through the 20th edition, more than two thousand people packed the Arlington Theatre for the Centerpiece screening and World Premiere of ...

Attenborough Award at Santa Barbara Film Festival

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Attenborough Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival goes to...Sir David AttenboroughLeonardo got the red carpet. Sir David Attenborough got contagious applause. Total energy.Annette Bening and Kate Winslet got a hundred flashbulbs popping every minute.Sir David got reverence. Those who run the Santa Barbara International Film Festival know.The red carpet should belong to Sir David Attenborough. The festival’s artistic director Roger Durling gushed, threw around the words “rivetin...

Vera Drake took best at British Independent Film Awards

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7th Annual BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS Announces the winners for 2004The contentious story of an abortionist in 1950s England swept the board tonight at the 7th annual British Independent Film Awards. Vera Drake scooped a massive six awards including the prestigious Best Film and Best Director.Mike Leigh and actress Imelda Staunton repeated their Venice Film Festival triumph where the film was awarded the Golden Lion for Best Film and Best Actress award for Staunton. Again, Leigh, who has en...

Manchester exposures Student fest exposes next dany Boyle

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EXPOSURES 11th Student Film Festival North West 30 Nov - 2 Dec 2004 exposures, the UK's leading student film festival, returns to Cornerhouse, Manchester for three days (30 Nov - 2 Dec) packed with screenings and events with some of the top names in the UK film and television industries. Now in its 11th year, exposures gives emerging North West talent the opportunity to showcase their work to the public and professionals whilst gaining an insight into how the film industry works. This year’s f...

The 2nd Swiss American Film Festival in NY

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The 2nd Swiss American Film Festival: Friday, November 5th through Thursday, November 11th – U.S. and NY premieres of over 50 Swiss and U.S. films, and several Special Events.The SWISS AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (SwissAm) proudly returns to New York for seven days of screenings, seminars and parties, bringing together American and Swiss Independent filmmakers with a selection of 30 Swiss and 24 U.S films.In addition to screenings in three categories (Focus, Panorama, Shorts), SwissAm will present ...

Salford Festival program

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Salford’s legendary sons are supporting the second Salford Film Festival which runs 10th,11th and 12th November 2004. The Salford Arts and Sports Trust - of which Albert Finney is President and Harold Riley Chairman - has this year donated a grant towards the `people’s’ event which gives free admission for the community to all films and workshops. Letters of support have also been received from Sir Ben Kingsley, Robert Powell and Christopher Eccleston.Last year the Salford Film Festival dr...

Over 50 Swiss and US films at swiss ameican fest

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The SWISS AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (SwissAm) proudly returns to New York for seven days of screenings, seminars and parties bringing together American and Swiss Independent filmmakers with a selection of 30 Swiss and 24 US films.In addition to screenings in three categories (Focus, Panorama, Shorts), SwissAm will present a retrospective of the work of renowned Swiss essay filmmaker Peter Liechti. SIGNERS KOFFER (1995), LUCKY JACK (2003) and NAMIBIA CROSSINGS (2004) will be shown in New York for th...

The Caméra d'Or Jury headed by Tim Roth

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The President of the Caméra d'Or Jury of the 57th Festival de Cannes is Tim ROTH, the phenomenal British actor and director.He will award the Caméra d'Or prize on May 22nd during the Award Ceremony to the best first film in one of the following Festival de Cannes sections: Official Selection, Director's Fortnight and International Critics Week.He will notably be accompanied by:Anne THERON, director, who represents SRF,Alain CHOQUART, director of photography, for AFC,Aldo TASSONE, for the criti...

Beverly Hills Fest full line up

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The Beverly Hills Film Festival, to be held May 6-9, announced programming for its fourth annual event. Twenty-nine films, comprising features, documentaries, and shorts, will be presented at the Clarity Theatre in Beverly Hills, with a full complement of after-parties and receptions. The week will be capped when the Golden Palm Award is bestowed upon the top film at the annual Awards Ceremony gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Sunset Room on May 9.“This year’s program is our most diverse...

Tiburon fest line-up unveiled by its director

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3rd Annual Tiburon International Film Festival March 12-18, 2004 At its 3rd edition, the Tiburon International Film Festival will screen 240 films from over 50 countries, including four tributes: One to Charlie Chaplin with two documentaries containing many film clips, one called "Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin" by Richard Schikel, the film critic of Time magazine; and the other one called "Charlie Chaplin - The Forgotten Years" made by a German director Felice Zenoni, a...

Mother Of All Babes screens at Montreal

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Mother Of All Babes screens as part of the Montreal 22nd International Festival of Films on Art 2004.Mother Of All Babes the ultimate documentary on the life and work of Jane Birkin Produced and directed by Gabrielle Crawford "In 1996 I was asked to Paris to photograph my friend Jane Birkin. I have been a friend of Jane since the 60's. We met through the film The Knack, in which Jane had a small part, and involved both our future husbands. The concert was to me an innovative masterpiece. I went ...

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