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Cannes 2011 winners: watch the trailers

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Click to view the trailers of the winning films. Palme d'Or THE TREE OF LIFE by Terrence MALICK The Tree of Life - Official Trailer [VO-HD] par Eklecty-City Grand Prix BIR ZAMANLAR ANADOLU'DA (Once Upon A Time In Anatolia) by Nuri Bilge CEYLAN THE KID WITH A BIKE by Jean-Pierre & Luc DARDENNE Award for the Best Director Nicolas WINDING REFN for DRIVE Jury Prize POLISS by MAÏWENN Best Performance for an Actor ...

Cannes 2011 Winners, watch the trailers

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Click to view the trailers of the winning films. Palme d'Or THE TREE OF LIFE by Terrence MALICK The Tree of Life - Official Trailer [VO-HD] par Eklecty-City Grand Prix BIR ZAMANLAR ANADOLU'DA (Once Upon A Time In Anatolia) by Nuri Bilge CEYLAN THE KID WITH A BIKE by Jean-Pierre & Luc DARDENNE Award for the Best Director Nicolas WINDING REFN for DRIVE Jury Prize POLISS by MAÏWENN Best Performance for an Actor ...

NEWSLETTER N° 510: May 23, 2011: Cannes wrap up dailies and Awards‏

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'Tree of Life' wins Palme d'Or, best actress for (absent) Lars van Triers' movie

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The official Jury of this 64th Festival de Cannes, presided over by Robert De Niro, revealed this evening the prizes winners during the Closing Ceremony. Mélanie Laurent hosted Jane Fonda on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière to award the Palme d'or to the best film among the 20 in Competition. Christophe Honoré's closing film Beloved starring Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni,  Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel and Milos Forman, was screened at the end of the...

'Tree of Life' wins Palme d'Or, best actress for (absent) Lars van Triers' movie

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The official Jury of this 64th Festival de Cannes, presided over by Robert De Niro, revealed this evening the prizes winners during the Closing Ceremony. Mélanie Laurent hosted Jane Fonda on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière to award the Palme d'or to the best film among the 20 in Competition. Christophe Honoré's closing film Beloved starring Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel and Milos Forman, was screened at the end of the ceremony in the presence ...

Lars van Triers and Nazis...Statement from the Board of Directors of the Festival de Cannes

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The Festival de Cannes provides artists from around the world with an exceptional forum to present their works and defend freedom of expression and creation. The Festival's Board of Directors, which held an extraordinary meeting this Thursday 19 May 2011, profoundly regrets that this forum has been used by Lars Von Trier to express comments that are unacceptable, intolerable, and contrary to the ideals of humanity and generosity that preside over the very existence of the Festival. ...

VIENE UNA CHICA

Director: Chema Sarmiento.
Meet Tino, the main character in this comedy. He’s 17 and got something that makes him special: Down syndrome. The movie focuses on a critical part of his life and the circonstances under which he discovers love and its little worries. Tino studies at a Down institute in a spanish provincial city. His world revolves around his school mates on one hand and his sister, Licia and her group on the other hand. Not forgetting Baldo, his cousin, always asking him to bear messages in his trials with Elvira. Apart from their regular school activities, the Down students are rehearsing a theater play for year’s end. Tino is doing the main part along with Logio, his best friend. To him Tino confesses his love for Bego, a girl from the institute. Logio strategically recommends to attend the Church’s services that Bego loves in order to get closer to her. Tino implements the “plan” that proves successful. Baldo has to cope with a tough encounter with Elvira’s father and brother where he get beaten up. But not easily intimidated, he decides to elope with his beloved. Tino is being enlisted for the mission. He has to undertake a series of entertaining tests that enables him to step back from love attraction. Nonetheless, his first personal setback with Bego leaves him terribly disappointed. During a service, she refuses to sit beside him and sends him a terrible gaze. Fortunately, the disappointment doesn’t last long. Soon comes a new girl in town who captivates every boy’s attention in the bar where Tino often meets with his sister Licia. Nacho and Cruz, the two lady-killers of the band go crazy for her. To prove that they are irresistible, they bet on who’s going to conquer the “girl in green” (named Carolina). A few days later, while staring inside a cake-shop, Tino sees Carolina approaching in the window’s reflection. They start to chat and Tino gets the feeling he could win the bet initiated by the boys. He’s ready for any sacrifice like eating up cakes with her, spending all his savings, and so on. The affair ends one afternoon as the three candidates are given the same appointment by the girl (who was told about the bet). Each of the boys finds out they’ve been played. But Nacho and Cruz now realize that Tino is a grown-up man. Another day, Tino is walking in the street with Mina, a girl from his class who needs him to help her pick up a birthday gift. At a shop, they notice Logio and Bego passing by, hand in hand. As she observes Tino’s astonishment, Mina tells him that Logio approached Bego to let her know about Tino’s “plan”. Doing so, he could win her friendship and go out with her. The year’s end performance does not turn out as expected: with Logio not being on stage when his turn arrives, the last act seems jeopardized. As the general confusion is growing, Tino improvises a final that allows him to take his revenge on Logio and stir the audience’s warm applause. Tino has gained the confidence to take a fresh look on life.

NEWSLETTER N° 501: march 18rd, 2011

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Rome Independent film awards launches 10th edition

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RIFF AWARDS 2011From March 18 to 25 at the Nuovo Cinema Aquila in Rome RIFF AWARDS 2011, March 18 - 25, at the Nuovo Cinema Aquila - this year, celebrates a decade of "independence" puts focus on Italian production and showcases the best foreign films.The festival will present some 150 works including national and international premiers confirming its reputation as the country s leading purveyor of independent film.For its 10th edition, the RIFF will host the third edition of the Forum "European...

NEWSLETTER N° 495: february 4, 2011

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NEWSLETTER N° 487: December 4, 2010

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The 2010 New York Film Festival

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The New York Film Festival, still after 22 years under the outstanding stewardship of Richard Pena, has completed its 48th edition running from September 24 to October 10. It has remained a most desirable platform for directors and the place to detect tendencies for high quality commercial movie making and for films in the art cinema sector. It is a festival where film tastes are shaped and where an upscale discerning audience derives pointers for serious filmmaking and for features they should...

Rio de Janeiro Film Festival

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Sofia Coppola’s Venice Golden Lion winner Somewhere, Jerzy Skolimowski’s Venice Jury Prize winning Essential Killing (which also received the Best Actor award for Vincent Gallo); Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix and Best Director winners Xavier Beauvois’ Of Gods and Men and Mathieu Almaric’s Tournée, the Latin America premieres of Andrucha Waddington’s Toronto and Venice selected Lope and Ben Affleck’s The Town; actors Bill Pullman, Charlotte Rampling, Irène Jacob, and Michael Mads...

Polanski's "The Ghost Writer" Fipresci Best Film of the Year

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Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer is Best Film of the Year, according to the members of the International Federation of Film Critics – FIPRESCI who voted for the Grand Prix 2010. The 296 film critics from throughout the world that took part in the poll expressed their preference among the feature-length films premièred during the previous year (after July 1, 2009), according this distinct sign of critical acclaim to The Ghost Writer. Leading actress Olivia Williams will receive the FIPRESCI ...

Award-Winning Portugese Director To Be Jury Member at ÉCU 2010

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Director Joao Salaviza pictured center. Salaviza won the Palme d'Or Short Film award for his film "Arena" at the Cannes Film Festival 2009 (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images Europe) Porguese director, João Salaviza, awarded “Best Short Film” at Cannes 2009 for his film, “Arena” Born in Lisbon in 1984, Salaviza majored in cinema at the School of Theater and Cinema, concluding his studies at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. His first shor...

Critics Vote for "The White Ribbon" as Best Film of the Year

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At the opening ceremony of the San Sebastián International Film Festival, Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band) will receive the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2009 for the Best Film of the Year. Although the film has barely been screened apart from the Cannes Film Festival (where it won both the FIPRESCI Award and the Golden Palm), The White Ribbon was chosen the Best Film of the Year by the 223 critics throughout the world that took part in the poll for Grand Prix. The award will be handed...

NEWSLETTER N° 415: May 14th, 2009

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Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly           Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Meet our staff and executives attending Cannes Palais 05.10 Message to our festivals organizers friends attending Cannes : you are welcome to get an express demo demo of...

JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI – Guest of honor at B-EST

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Polish director JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI has accepted to come to Bucharest as Guest of Honor of BucharEST International Film Festival (B-EST IFF), 5th edition. Apart from 4 NIGHTS WITH ANNA / Cztery noce z Anna (2008), screened for the first time in Romania within the off-competition section of B-EST IFF , Jerzy Skolimowski will also bring to Bucharest his expressionist painting exhibition, one that has already gathered praises in the United States, France and Central and Eastern Europeean...

Jerzy Skolimowski guest of honor at B-EST IFF

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Polish director JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI will travel to Bucharest as Guest of Honor of BucharEST International Film Festival (B-EST IFF), 5th edition.Apart from 4 NIGHTS WITH ANNA / Cztery noce z Anna (2008), screened for the first time in Romania within the off-competition section of B-EST IFF , Jerzy Skolimowski will also bring to Bucharest his expressionist painting exhibition, one that has already gathered praises in the United States, France and Central and Eastern Europeean countries, but also wh...

Festival de l'Alpe d'Huez

Thème : Comédie Longs métrages en avant-première et courts métrages. Grand Prix. Présence des équipes. Entrée libre.

Grand Prix Cifft Tourismfilm

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The worldwide best tourismfilms are awarded with the "Grand Prix CIFFT". It is the highlight of each CIFFT-Festival Year. The GP winner is the film with the most awards throughout the year. CIFFT-members are the most prestigious tourismfilm festivals.

Gommorra steals the show at EFA Awards

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"Gomorra," Matteo Garrone's film which offers a look at the modern-day Italian mafia, made a sensationa the 2008 European Film Awards, sweeping the top categories with five trophies including best European film and best European director, best actor, best scrip and best photo. Based on the nonfiction bestseller by Roberto Saviano, "Gomorra" shines a light on the dark underside of the Napolitan mafia. It won the Grand Prix in Cannes and is Italy's nominee for the 2...

NEWSLETTER N° 389: November 12, 2008

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Check out the Festivals posters gallery on fest21.com Dailies from Montreal Toronto San Sebastian London Cinemed   _____________________________________________________________________________________ LIVE FROM THE FORT LAUDERDALE FILM FESTIVAL Award Winners Announced At FLIFF Finale A Mahon On A Mission Film In Focus: FLING Eli Wallach Honored A...

NEWSLETTER N° 388: November 4, 2008

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Check out the Festivals posters gallery on fest21.com Dailies from Montreal Toronto San Sebastian London Cinemed   _____________________________________________________________________________________ LIVE FROM THE FORT LAUDERDALE FILM FESTIVAL FLIFF Centerpiece Film: PLAY THE GAME Film In Focus: TIED TO A CHAIR Online Shorts Competition At FLIFF ...

Malta cancels the first festival

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Hisham Abdel Khalek the founder of Malta International Film Festival had to announce the cancellation of the festival and shared the following comments.Filmfestivals.com team is sorry to see all these efforts go down and expresses its sympathy to Hisham and all his team members."Our team has been working relentlessly for a year to organize the first ever Malta International Film Festival scheduled in Valletta from September 15th to 23rd, 2007. As of June 2007, these efforts resulted in the confi...

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