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            The VIP guests expected to be in attendance today are:   Emil ABOSSOLO M'BO, Pierre ARBILLOT, Aure ATIKA, Alberto BARBERA, Kate BECKINSALE, BEKHTI, Haley BENNETT, Juliette BINOCHE, Cate BLANCHETT, Sandrine BONNAIRE, Louise BOURGOIN, Stephane BRIZE, Jim BROADBENT, Josh BROLIN, Valeria BRUNI TEDESCHI, Tim BURTON, Guillaume CANET, Emmanuel CARRERE, Fred CAVAYE, Lolita CHAMMAH, Monia CHOKRI, Isabel COIXET, Marion COTILLARD,...

Ben Kingsley closed the Seville Festival with his latest film, '50 Dead Men'

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The British actor thanked the Festival for this recognition and expressed his interest in filming in Spain The British actor, Sir Ben Kingsley, presented his latest film, '50 Dead Men', at the Seville Festival. The film was chosen to close the Gala organized in his honour to award him the Gold Giraldillo in recognition of his professional career.   Speaking of his latest film, Sir Ben Kingsley said that it had been very well received in Great Britain because 'although...

Sir Ben Kingsley presents '50 Dead Men' at the Seville Festival and receives the Gold Giraldillo

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The British actor, Sir Ben Kingsley, presented his latest film, '50 Dead Men', at the Seville Festival. The film was chosen to close the Gala organized in his honour to award him the Gold Giraldillo in recognition of his professional career. Speaking of his latest film, Sir Ben Kingsley said that it had been very well received in Great Britain because 'although it deals with a very recent problem, people have been able to see many changes and we can see it as a closed chapter'. He...

Ben Kingsley and his latest film to open Seville

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His latest film, “Fifty Dead Men Walking”, will open the Festival with the first public screening SEFF ’09 will present Sir Ben Kingsley with the Honorary Giraldillo in recognition of his distinguished career and for his contribution to cinema. Ben Kingsley is one of the undoubted great names of the British stage and one of the most cultivated actors from the fertile, academic English school. He will be receiving the award in the edition which the Festival is dedicating to the United Kingd...

In Competition: "Map of the Sounds of Tokyo" by Isabel Coixet

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About the film: The Competition feature Map of the Sounds of Tokyo by Spanish director Isabel Coixet tells a story of love and vengeance in the Japanese megacity. Coixet recalls the genesis of her film: "Films, like tunes or poems, spring from strange encounters, from odd associations that can be completely incongruent but full of magic. In the case of Map of the Sounds of Tokyo, I “saw” the story (I don’t want to sound like some kind of visionary, but this i...

Berlinale 2009: International Jury lead by Tilda Swinton

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The International Jury, presided over by Tilda Swinton,(Burn After Reading, Julia... ), will decide who is to take home the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears and the Alfred Bauer Prize in the Competition of the Berlinale 2009. The other members of the Jury are Spanish director Isabel Coixet, director Gaston Kaboré (Burkina Faso), Swedish best-selling author Henning Mankell, director Christoph Schlingensief (Germany), director Wayne Wang (USA) and food activist and author Alice ...

58TH BERLIN FESTIVAL OPENS WITH MICK, AND MARTY, AND PEN AND BEN ... - Part 2

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The big arrival yesterday, (Day 2) was Daniel Day-Lewis, here to plug his latest, the highly touted oil tycoon drama, “There Will Be Blood”. Today, Sunday, day number three, the conference hall was festooned with the appearance in the flesh of smouldering dark haired beauty, Penelope Cruz, the Spanish star being accompanied by hairless British actor Ben Kingsley, and Catalan femme director Isabel Coixet, representing the competition film “Elegy” in which Ben and Pen are the improbable fo...

58th Berlin Festival Opens with Mick, and Marty, and Pen and Ben

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2008 is not only the 58th edition of this major European film festival, all old, but it is also the ninth anniversary of the move from West Berlin to Potsdamer Platz in the actual physical center of the new undivided Berlin. The present location, now an ultra-modern stand of new architecture including the space age SONY Center, a film museum, many upscale restaurants and two sets of state-of-the-art cinema multiplexes among its many attractions, was once a No-Man’s-Land hugging the sinister ...

Thessaloniki Film Fest will focus on new spanish cinema

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48TH INTERNATIONAL THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVALNovember 16-25, 2007 The main homage of the 48th edition of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival will focus on New Spanish Cinema, showcasing films that have been produced from the period between 2003 and 2007. “It is now the ideal time for the Thessaloniki Film Festival to present the new wave of Spanish filmmaking. This new generation of filmmakers represents the direct continuation of a long and weighty cinematic tradition that has transl...

Festival Opening With A Spanish Twist

Friday, June 1-------The 23rd edition of FESTROIA: Festival Internacional de Cinema, Portugal's oldest and most prestigious event, opens this evening with back-to-back screenings of new films from Spain. The honor of a double Opening Night attraction from Portugal's neighbor (and frequent rival) is the Tribute To Spanish Cinema that is the centerpiece of this year's event. Over 20 Spanish films will be screened....most in the special Hommage section, but others interspersed in the ma...

Portland International Film Festival's Audience Awards

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The 30th Portland International Film Festival wrapped up its 16 day run Sunday, February 25 after screening 82 features and 34 shorts from 35 countries to more than 31,000 Festival attendees. Enthusiastic audiences voted this year's Oscar winner Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck's THE LIVES OF OTHERS (Germany) Best Feature and Best New Director Award. Florian was on hand at the Opening Night Party sponsored by Hollywood Video.Portland filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky's HEAR AND NOW (US) emerged wi...

Goya winners have been announced

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The list of the GOYA winners: Best FilmThe Secret Life Of WordsBest director:Isabel Coixet (The Secret Life Of Words)Best New Director:Jose Corbacho and Juan Cruz (Tapas)Best Original Script:Isabel Coixet (The Secret Life Of Words)Best Adapted Script:Marcelo Pineyro & Mateo Gil (The Gronholm Conspiracy)Best Actor:Oscar Jaenada (Cameron)Best Actress:Candela Pena (Princesses)Best Supporting Actor:Carmelo Gomez (The Gronholm Conspiracy)Best Supporting Actress: Elvira Minguez (Tapas)Best New Actor: ...

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