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François Ozon wins the Golden Shell in San Sebastian Fest

Unusual coincidence between public,jury and press at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Here they are! the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival Awards   OFFICIAL SELECTION   GOLDEN SHELL FOR BEST FILM DANS LA MAISON,François Ozon SPECIAL JURY PRIZE BLANCANIEVES,Pablo Berger   SILVER SHELL FOR BEST DIRECTOR FERNANDO TRUEBA, El Artista y la Modelo   SILVER SHELL FOR BEST ACTRESS ex-equo MACARENA GARCIA, Blancanieves       &nbs...

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...

EFA open votes for people's choice awards 2011

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  Every year, the EFA People’s Choice Award allows film fans across Europe to elect their favourite film. When the European Film Academy invites its members, Europe’s greatest film stars, directors, actors and actresses, to attend the European Film Awards, the People’s Choice Award sheds a spotlight on the people films are made for, the audience. This year’s vote has started – vote now and win the chance to join winners and nominees on the red carpet in Berlin! Winners in...

8th French Film Panorama

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  From April 5 to May 30 2011, UniFrance films - an organization promoting French cinema worldwide - and the French Embassy in China, are presenting the eighth edition of the French Film Panorama in China in Beijing, Chengdu, Shenzhen and Hangzhou.         A selection composed of ten recently released feature films and ten short films, established in cooperation with SARFT (State Administration of Radio, Film, Television), will be broug...

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...

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...

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...

PSIFF Daily, January 07, 2011

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        Last night, Thursday January 06, saw the open of the 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival. Palm Springs mayor, Stephen Pougnet, the PSIFF chairman Harold Matzner and festival director Darryl Mac Donald opened with speeches thanking the volunteers who make the festival possible and the filmmakers of the 200 international films that will screen at the festival over the next 10 days from 70 countries.    Speech...

Palm Springs Opening Ceremony, 'Potiche'

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  Potiche France, 2010, 103 Minute Running Time US Premiere Topics: Comedy, Gay/Lesbian Language: French Catherine Deneuve commands the screen with a regal wink as Suzanne Bujol, a trophy wife ("potiche") whose mettle is tested when catastrophe strikes in her husband's umbrella factory. Under the assured direction of prolific French filmmaker François Ozon, this stylish French farce is an irresistible romp through 1970s kitsch, politics and female eman...

Palm Springs Opening Ceremony, 'Potiche'

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    Potiche France, 2010, 103 Minute Running Time US Premiere Topics: Comedy, Gay/Lesbian Language: French Catherine Deneuve commands the screen with a regal wink as Suzanne Bujol, a trophy wife (“potiche”) whose mettle is tested when catastrophe strikes in her husband’s umbrella factory. Under the assured direction of prolific French filmmaker François Ozon, this stylish French farce is an irresistible romp through 1970s kitsch, politics and fem...

One day to go Until Toronto Film Festival

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RABBIT HOLE (John Cameron Mitchell, USA) With just a month left until the Toronto International Film Festival, the largest film event in North America and one of the premiere film summits of the year, the shape of the event is coming into closer view. With independent and international cinema showing some pulse at the box office after a disasterous two years, all eyes will be turning to Canada in the coming weeks for a crystal ball peak at what should be some of the big end-of-y...

New York's Love Affair With French Cinema

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  New Yorkers are in love again, l'amour fou as they say, with French cinema. Not only has the film "Un Prophete" emerged as one of the big international hits of the year (a much deserved Oscar nominee that should have won the prize) but the current program of new Gallic titles that is the 15th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema offers francophiles (count me in) some boundless treats. The Rendez-Vous, a favorite New York rite of spring, is presented by the Film Society of Li...

French films and directors at IFFR 2010

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With more than sixty French film productions and co-productions included in the line-up, French cinema boasts a strong presence at the 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). Internationally acclaimed, recent French productions (feature films, short films, performances) will top the bill together with numerous début features, including two films competing for the VPRO Tiger Awards, by a talented and innovative young generation of filmmakers, confirming the IFFR’s role as a major pl...

San Sebastian 2009 Awards

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THE INTERNATIONAL JURY at the 57th SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL, made up of the members Mr. LAURENT CANTET (France) (President) Mr. BONG JOON-HO (Korea) Mr. DANIEL GIMÉNEZ CACHO (Spain) Mr. JOHN MADDEN (United Kingdom) Ms.LEONOR SILVEIRA (Portugal) Ms. PILAR LÓPEZ DE AYALA (Spain) Ms. SAMIRA MAKHMALBAF (Iran) at a meeting on 25th September 2009, has decided by majority to grant the following awards: JURY PRIZE FOR BEST SCREENPLAY toANDREW BOVELL, MELISSA REEVES, PATRICIA CORNELIUS AND CHRISTOS ...

The Final Week of Red Carpet Arrivals

 Tuesday, October 30---------As the London Film Festival moves into its final days, it has, it might be argued, saved the best for last. In the next few days, the Festival will present a strong array of films and will welcome an international group of film talents to the Red Carpet. On Tuesday, the Festival will offer the UK Premiere of FAR NORTH, director Asif Kapadia's thrilling epic tale set in the forbidding tundra of the Arctic North. Joining the director on the Red Carpet are co-writers ...

Final week for the London Fest

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As the London Film Festival moves into its final days, it has, it might be argued, saved the best for last. In the next few days, the Festival will present a strong array of films and will welcome an international group of film talents to the Red Carpet. On Tuesday, the Festival will offer the UK Premiere of FAR NORTH, director Asif Kapadia's thrilling epic tale set in the forbidding tundra of the Arctic North. Joining the director on the Red Carpet are co-writers Tim Miller, Dario Maeianelli an...

Berlinale Competition Closes With Ozon Film

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 Saturday, February 17--- The Berlinale Competition section closes with the world premiere of ANGEL, the latest film from international favorite François Ozon (8 WOMEN). The film, a French-Belgian-British co-production, is the French director's first film in English., Set in England at the beginning of the 20th Century, the film portrays the rise and fall of a young woman from humble beginnings, who breaks into the highest echelons of society as an author. Romola Garai stars as the head-...

Miami G&L kicks off gay Fest season

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The 8th edition of the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, which opens this weekend, is the official kick off of the US gay film festival season, which will see similar events in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and more than 15 other cities in the coming months.But Miami is the first out of the gate…setting the standard with an intoxicating and provocative mix of dramatic features, documentaries and short films that will make the rounds of the gay film festival circuit.The ...

Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival presents its highlights

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The celebrated 8th Annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, presented by Sundance Channel and Avis Rent-a-Car has unveiled the line-up of the best gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender films that will be featured during the 10 day event from April 21 to April 30. The screenings will take place at Regal Cinemas South Beach, Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, Colony Theatre and the Gateway Cinemas (located in Fort Lauderdale). The announcement was made today by Co-Directors of the Festival, ...

The French Film Festival UK to launch new version

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The biggest and starriest showcase of French cinema ever seen will be presented around the UK during March 2006 – in both independent and multiplex cinemas.The Renault French Film Festival 2006 - a new fusion of two events that previously have promoted le cinema français in the UK, will deliver a stimulating and, at times, challenging array of films in nine key locations: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee.The French Film Festival UK which...

Berlinale Talent Campus guest lectures programme

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Guest lectures by international stars - now open to the publicBerlinale Talent Campus enters its exciting 4th roundCharlotte Rampling, Wim Wenders, Park Chan-wook, Christopher Doyle, Anthony Dod Mantle, Stephen Warbeck and well-known editors like Jim Clark and Angie Lam are amongst the renowned guest speakers at this year's Berlinale Talent Campus. For the first time the majority of Berlinale Talent Campus events in the House of World Cultures will be open to the general public. Together with ab...

What's up in London (Fest in action)

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The Times bfi London Film Festival opens today for the 49th time with "The Constant Gardener", directed by acclaimed City Of God director Fernando Meirelles. The Festival closes on Thursday 3 November with George Clooney's Good Night. And, Good Luck. With up to 20 screenings and special events to choose from every day the festival offers a lot to films fans.Herewith a list of a few key events.The Hollywood Reporter presents: In Sync: The Director/Producer Dynamic20th October 2005 - 18:15, Natio...
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