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Olivier Weber Cursed for Gold Director's bio

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Olivier Weber WRITER, DIRECTOR, NEWS REPORTER PRESIDENT OF THE JOSEPH KESSEL PRIZE STUDIES - Graduate Studies in Business Management and Administration, University of San Francisco, 1983 - Master of Arts in Economics, University of Nice, 1980, 1981 - Master of Arts in Anthropology, EHESS (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences), Paris, 1981 - National Institute of Oriental Studies (Inalco), Paris (Indonesian-Malaysian) - PhD in international law, IDPD (Institute of...

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Man’s association with nature in focus at TrentoFilmfestival

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The 56th TrentoFilmfestival will begin on the 22nd of April under the artistic direction of Maurizio Nichetti and until the 4th of May will present a large selection of fiction and documentary films.The program promises a wide choice of narrative and documentary auteur films presenting exciting stories of man’s association with nature, mountains and adventure. 2008 guests: Joe Simpson, Pierre Mazeaud, Charly Russel, Silvia Vidal Hansjörg Auer, Russian mountaineering team, Simone Moro, ...

2008 NEW YORK JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL WORLD PREMIERE FILM “VILLA JASMIN” PRESS & PHOTO COVERAGE

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By Maria Esteves - February 9, 2008 The 17th Annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF), 2008 presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Jewish Museum World Premiere film VILLA JASMIN, directed by Férid Boughedir was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Saturday, January 20, 6:00 PM. A special Q&A immediately followed with Director Férid Boughedir, moderated by Assistant Curator Andrew Ingall, The Jewish Museum. Based on Serge Moati's novel VILLA JASMIN, is a compelling an...

Rendez-vous with French cinema at IFFI 2007 in Goa

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More than 15 long features and co-productions, representing a diversity of French cinema, will be showcased during IFFI, the International Film Festival of India, that begins in Goa later this week.From the inception of this new form of art, more than a century ago, both France and India felt a strong inclination for what was to be commonly known as the seventh art, says Jérôme Bonnafo (rpt Jome Bonnafo), Ambassador of France in India.Among them, the French Oscar entry ''Orchestra Seats"(...

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European Film Masters Reveal Their Latest Masterworks

 Thursday, September 13---------In a Toronto Film Festival, at over 350 films, a tale of hit or miss (how could it be anything else?), some of the most satisfying and resonant films come not from the new young turks, but from the old masters. Several of Europe's finest filmmakers have shown their latest masterworks here in the past week. It is interesting to consider that most of these films may not make a big splash in the theatrical distribution market (a far cry from some of these masters' e...

Celebrity Sightings At Montreal FF

Wednesday, August 29------Celebrity sightings at the Opening Gala of the Montreal World Film Festival, photos courteosy of the Festival organization....

A Lavish Epic Of France's Most Celebrated Playwright

Wednesday, July 25--------He was and is the most prominent and well-known French playwright of his or any time, and his legacy continues nearly 400 years after his death. Now, for the first time, the focus is on the man himself, and not just his art, in the lavish period epic MOLIERE, which opens this Friday in US theatrical release from blue chip distributor Sony Pictures Classics. The film, directed by Laurent Tirard and co-written by Tirard and Grégoire Vigneron, focuses on the start of t...

Sacramento French Film Festival

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6TH SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVALJULY 20-22 & 28-29 2007 - CREST THEATREwww.SacramentoFrenchFilmFestival.orgFILM SELECTION, SHOW TIMES & TICKET INFORMATION The 6th Sacramento French Film Festival will open on Friday July 20th at 6pm with a fabulous opening reception, followed at 8:30pm by the acclaimed drama by Andre Téchiné, THE WITNESSES (Les Témoins), starring Emmanuelle Béart and Michel Blanc. The Festival will close on Sunday July 29th with DANS PARIS, the witty comed...

Godard Classic Is Revived At BAM

 Friday, June 16--------The BamCinematek, the repertory arm of the BAM Rose Cinemas at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, is presenting a newly restored film print of a true classic from iconic director Jean-Luc Godard  for a limited run starting this evening. PIERROT LE FOU, a 1965 milestone from the most innovative director of the French New Wave of the 1950s and 1960s, will have a special 10 day revival, reminding audiences of the audacity, sexiness and visual splendor of this iconic director&...

“Les Chansons d’Amour ” by Christophe Honoré in Cannes

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After having presented his previous films in Cannes – 17 Fois Cécile Cassard (Seventeen Times Cecile Cassard - 2002) in Un Certain Regard and Dans Paris (Inside Paris - 2006) in the Directors’ Fortnight – French director Christophe Honoré is back on the Croisette, but this time in Competition, with a musical comedy featuring Louis Garrel – who already appeared in Ma Mère (My Mother) and Dans Paris – along with Ludivine Sagnier, Chiara Mastroianni, Clotilde Hesme and Grégoire Leprin...

Claude Berri in Cannes

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Critic's week opener with Michael Youn

Sound hard to believe though officially announced.Hero from  Bruno Merle starring Michael Youn, Patrick Chesnais, Elodie Bouchez, Jackie Berroyer...will open the Cannes critics week...

French Film Festival in the UK

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British cinemagoers see more French films on release now than they did a decade ago, but the French Film Festival UK (from 15 April to 4 May 2007) still has a vital role to play in throwing a spotlight on the vast majority of le cinéma français which never makes it across the Channel.
 
All the films in the festival in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee do not as yet have a British distributor in place – but the aim is to make the industry more aware of the pote...

French Film Festival in the the UK

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British cinemagoers see more French films on release now than they did a decade ago, but the French Film Festival UK (from 15 April to 4 May 2007) still has a vital role to play in throwing a spotlight on the vast majority of le cinéma français which never makes it across the Channel.
 
All the films in the festival in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee do not as yet have a British distributor in place – but the aim is to make the industry more aware of t...

Kim Ki Duk and many more...back to Fantasporto

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It happens every year. In February, the month of St Valentine and Carnival, the second most important city in Portugal receives thousands of film enthusiasts for another edition of Fantasporto. A fortnight of the best cinema in the world. And, as usual, new discoveries and new creators together with old talents and retrospectives. The 27th edition of the biggest film festival in Portugal is supported by the Ministry of Culture, through the ICAM, the Portuguese Film Institute, as well as the Opor...

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