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Goodbye Solo Wins Venice FIPRESCI Prize

 Monday, September 8--------Goodbye Solo, the latest film from New York writer/director Ramin Bahrani, has won the prestigious FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at the Venice Film Festival, which just concluded this past weekend. The film makes its North American debut this evening at the Toronto International Film Festival.I caught the press screening of the film yesterday, and I will go out on a limb and say that this is one of the best and most emotionally deep films of the Festival. Mixi...

FIPRESCI presents its "Revelation of the Year" Cannes 2008: "Lake Tahoe"

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Every year, FIPRESCI presents its "Revelation of the Year" at a special screening during the International Critics' Week in Cannes. One film is chosen out of the first or second films awarded by the Federation during the previous year, in the belief that it deserves the chance to be seen by the Cannes audience, and that the Cannes audience deserves the chance to see it.This year's Revelation is Mexican filmmaker Fernando Eimbcke's second feature Lake Tahoe, awarded at the Berlinale, wh...

Romanian Film Cited As Year's Best

 Wednesday, September 5----------4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, the searing drama by Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu which won the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year, has added to that triumph by being named as the Film of the Year by the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI). The film, which also won the FIPRESCI Prize in Cannes, is making its Canadian Premiere next week at the Toronto International Film Festival.  The film, the latest in a recent renaissance of...

Fipresci Revelation of the Year: "yo – me" by Rafa Cortés

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Every year, FIPRESCI presents its "Revelation of the Year" at a special screening during the "Critics' Week" in Cannes. One film is chosen out of the first or second films awarded by the Federation during the previous year, in the belief that it deserves another chance, to be seen by the Cannes professional audience. This year's Revelation is "me" (yo), the first feature film by Spanish filmmaker Rafa Cortés, discovered and awarded in Rotterdam 2007 "f...

EFA Critics awards to les amants réguliers

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The European Film Academy and the International Federation of Film Critics FIPRESCI have announced that the EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY CRITICS’ AWARD 2006 – Prix FIPRESCI goes to LES AMANTS REGULIERS by Philippe Garrel As Andrei Plakhov, president of FIPRESCI, has explained, "Philippe Garrel made his first film when he was 16, and by 20 had earned the reputation of the Nouvelle Vague's Wunderkind and 'younger brother of Godard'. His sophisticated cinematographic style, with long concentrated ...

Death of a President Wins Fipresci Prize in Toronto

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For the 15th consecutive year, the Toronto International Film Festival welcomed an international FIPRESCI jury. FIPRESCI is the Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique (the International Federation of Film Critics). The Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) goes to DEATH OF A PRESIDENT from the United Kingdom directed by Gabriel Range, “for the audacity with which it distorts reality, to reveal a larger truth.”DEATH OF A PRESIDENT is a fictional drama with a...

Fipresci new Board members

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At the annual General Assembly of FIPRESCI, held in Taormina, Sicily, a new board has been elected, for the period 2005/2007.President: Andrei Plakhov, Moscow.Vice-presidents: Pamela Biénzobas, Santiago/Paris,Diego Lerer, Buenos AiresHassouna Mansouri, TunisGrégory Valens, Paris.Klaus Eder, General SecretaryMichel Ciment, former president (2001-2005), was appointed Honorary President....

EFA critics prize to The Weeping Meadow

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THE WINNER OF THE EUROPEAN CRITICS AWARD 2004 - PRIX FIPRESCI The European Film Academy and FIPRESCI today announced the winner of this year's Critics Award. The European Film Academy Critics Award 2004 - Prix FIPRESCI goes to the Greek film "Trilogy - The Weeping Meadow"(Trilogia - To Livadi Pou Dakrizi) by Theo AngelopoulosThe Critics' Award is presented in co-operation between the European Film Academy and the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI. In his statement, FIPRESCI pres...

The Fipresci Jury

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CANNES 2004: THE JURY OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRITICS (FIPRESCI JURY)David Robinson, UK, presidentGérard Camy, France Howard Feinstein, USADubravka Lakic, Serbia-MontenegroAgnès Catherine Poirier, France Mariano Morace, SwitzerlandBlagoja Kunovski, MacedoniaZlatko Vidackovic, CroatiaHassouna Mansouri, TunesiaSecretary: Caroline Vié-Toussaint, FranceThe jury will present the Prize of the International Critics to films — in the competitive section— in "Un Certain Regard" — in "Directors Fort...

Fipresci prize will be annouced today

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Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique (FIPRESCI). The International Film Critics Association awards its prize to a film screened in each section of the Official Programme (Competition, Panorama) as well as in Forum. The Award Ceremony takes place on February 13, 2004 in the Kino Arsenal at 6:00 p.m. Jury Members: CompetitionDana Linssen (Netherlands) President of the juryMilan Vlajcic (Serbia-Montenegro) Mohammed Rouda (U.S.A.) PanoramaSheila Johnston (Great Britain) Esin K...

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