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IFI French Film Festival

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The IFI French Film Festival, the IFI’s annual celebration of Gallic cinema and a key date in Dublin’s film calendar, is perfectly timed to restore Franco-Irish relations in the aftermath of the World Cup playoffs. This year’s programme is packed with sneak previews of major new releases, fantastic revivals and a host of new French films that won’t be shown anywhere else.Launching the festival IFI Programmer Niall Macpherson said, ‘This year’s IFI French Film Festival aims, as ever, ...

D'Une Vie A L'Autre

D'Une Vie A L'Autre, directed by Alice Mitterrand, is a recent submission to ÉCU 2010's European Dramatic Short category!! Check out her trailer!

Arthus –Bertrand says “Free distribution doesn’t work” and launches Appeal to World Leaders at MIPCOM

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                    French filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand chose MIPCOM to show excerpts from his latest warning on climate change, an offshoot of his project titled ‘6 Billion Others.” The umbrella project is a compilation of 5000 interviews shot in 74 countries over four years where ordinary people testify as to what it is to be part of the human race. It was first presented at the Grand P...

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Launch of (Philadelphia) La Cinematheque: New French Films

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LA CINEMATHEQUE: NEW FRENCH FILMS Launches year-round programming with premieres of Les Beaux Gosses on September 30; and Costa-Gavras’ Eden is West on October 22; Philadelphia Cinema Alliance forms a partnership with the Prince Music Theater, the Embassy of France and the French-American Cultural Foundation Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Cinema Alliance (PCA), the nonprofit presenter of Philadelphia CineFest and Philadelphia QFest, will be expanding its year-round programming this mon...

Roman Polanski could be extradited to U.S.

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  Roman Polanski is weighing his legal options after his arrest Saturday at the Zurich Airport. If he agrees to allow extradition, he could be sent to the U.S. within a few days. If he fights the order, it could take several months for the case to get through Swiss courts. Ever since being charged in 1977 for having sex with a 13-year-old girl, Polanski has lived in Paris and has avoi...

Roman Polanski

The Global Film Village: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, Bastille Day in LA by Marla Lewin

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   Filmmakers, Press, Government officials, and lovers of all things french were there. The American and French national anthems were sung to celebrate both liberation and independence.  The French Consul General David Martinon spoke in English and then in French.  "We are proud to be living in here in Los Angeles even when it was difficult at times recently. But the Americans and French, have always gotten along, we have fought together side by side never against each other. ...

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Cannes Film Festival 2009: Films to look out for

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1. "Precious" starring Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz, Director Lee Daniels"Lorsqu'a seize ans, Precious apprend à lire et à ecrire dans une école alternative, un monde nouveau s'ouvre à elle. Un monde nouveau s'ouvre à elle, Un monde où elle peut enfin parler, raconter ce qui l'étouffe. Un monde où toutes les fille peuvent deviner belles, fortes, indépendantes. Comme Precious....""When Precious, who is sixteen, learns to read and write at an Alternative School, she discovers a new ...

Buddhist Film Festival launches at the Barbican

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Ten-day International Buddhist Film Festival launches at the BarbicanPresented at the Barbican: May 7th - 17th 2009 The International Buddhist Film Festival 2009 London launched at the Barbican last night (Thursday 7 May) with a sell-out gala screening of the extremely rare 1925 silent film Prem Sanyas (The Light of Asia) accompanied by a live orchestra. The event will be repeated on Sunday at 4.30pm in the Barbican's Cinema One. The gala event launched the ten-day festival, which will celebrat...

Chereau’s Dominique Blanc on FEST09

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37th FEST International Film Festival www.fest.rs  hosted Dominique Blanc, one of the most acknowledged French actresses of today. As a winner of Cesar Award, this remarkable woman presented herself with two newest films “The Other One”( ”L’Autre”) and “One Day You Will Understand” (”Plus tard, tu comprendras”). For her latest film “The Other One” Blanc won the Volpi Cup Award at the Venice Film Festival. The award was taken for character of Anne-Marie, where Blan...

Tokyo! by Michel Gondry, the trailer

Tokyo!" by Michel Gondry, Leos Carax, and Bong Joon-Ho Tokyo! producers Masa Sawada and Michiko Yoshitake describe their Un Certain Regard presentation as "a fantasy in three movements". "It doesn't matter whether each piece seems at odds with the others - when they are put together, they form a unique work. A Tokyo Rhapsody, to be precise." To compose this triptych about Japan's capital city ...

Unifrance at the heart of the 59th Berlin Film Festival

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As is the case every year, Unifrance will pursue the promotion of French cinema at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival, to be held from February 5 through 15, 2009.   The festival’s Official Competition features a French film (Ricky) and three co-productions: Cheri, Dans la brume électrique (In the Electric Mist), and London River. Three other French productions will be presented out of competition: Bellamy, Eden à l’Ouest (Eden is West), and Singularités d...

Ecran Libre, Festival Jeune Cinema & Video D`algues-mortes

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This young cinema and video event at the Marcel Pagnol Theatre programs 35 French shorts of varying themes and length but all fiction (including animation)in competition. Shorts shot in video also welcome for separate competition.

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Territoires En Images

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Festival qui propose de réflechir sur notre rapport quotidien à l`image dans le contexte de nos territoires.

Rencontres Cinematographiques Des CÔtes De Bretagne

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Festival au programme diversifié, avec des films d`art et essai et d`autres plus grands publics.

2008 Lumiere Awards

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Foreign media representatives based in Paris gathered at the Académie des Lumières to present the 2008 Lumiere Awards honoring the year’s most outstanding achievements in French and francophone films.   Paris, January 20, 2009. Foreign media representatives based in Paris gathered together at the Académie des Lumières last night, presented the 2008 Lumiere Awards, France’s answer to the Golden Globes, in recognition of outstanding achievement in the French and French-...

2008, a record year for French cinema abroad

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French films attracted close to 78 million spectators abroad in 2008 (provisional figures). According to Unifrance estimates...   French films attracted close to 78 million spectators abroad in 2008 (provisional figures). According to Unifrance estimates, the final figure is expected to cross the 80 million admissions mark. French film production reached an all-time high in 2008, outshining the exceptional year of 2005 (76 million admissions). Moreover, movie attendance ...

ten SHOOTING STARS of 2009 announced for Berlin

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European Film Promotion (EFP) announced today the ten SHOOTING STARS of 2009, the annual new talent forum at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). This group of prominent young actors who come from across Europe have been chosen from a broad list of potential candidates identified by the EFP’s pan-European member organisations. SHOOTING STARS is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union. A jury of important industry personalities have this year selected the following...

EFA critic's awrd to Abdellatif Kechiche

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EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY CRITICS’ AWARD 2008 – Prix FIPRESCIgoes to Abdellatif Kechiche for LA GRAINE ET LE MULET (The Secret of the Grain / Couscous)As FIPRESCI’s Hassouna Mansouri, Director of the Department for African Affairs, explains, “giving this year’s prize to Abdellatif Kechiche, the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) recognises an author in the purest and simplest meaning of the word. The award not only pays tribute to all those filmmakers who are often margina...

Emmanuelle Béart patron of Vietnam's 2nd Panorama of French Cinema

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Unifrance and the French Embassy in Vietnam are hosting the 2nd Panorama of French Cinema in Vietnam. Unifrance and the French Embassy in Vietnam are presenting the 2nd Panorama of French Cinema in Vietnam, which will be held in Hanoi from October 20 through 22 in partnership with MegaStar Cinemas, in Ho Chi Minh City from October 22 through 24, in Da-Nang from October 27 through 28, and in Haiphong from October 29 through 30. This year’s Panorama will showcase a selection of 6 French fi...

French Frenzy For IFC Films At New York Film Festival

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  Tuesday, October 7-----Agnes Jaoui's Let It Rain has been acquired by IFC Films for North American distribution. The French film has its North American premiere this week at the New York Film Festival. The company is planning a day-and-date release via its IFC In Theaters platform next year.   The film, set in the South of France, features Jaoui as a feminist novelist pondering politic...

Critics Roundtable at New York Film Festival

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Saturday, September 27-----As newspapers drop local film critics and rely on syndicated national opionionmakers, what is the role of the film critic in today's go-go film culture? Can film critics help a more specialized film find its audience? Is the existence of film critics online and the notion that anyone with a blog receives instant critical entitlement dilute the discerning talents of the critical establishment?   These and other issues will be examined at the first of...

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