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A whole new world at DIFF

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Film allows you to see the world without leaving your seat. My third day at DIFF took me from Lisbon to a farm in Africa, the Deep South, the Philippines and Paris. Dark clouds rolled into Durban yesterday, but the sun always shines at the movies (thank you A-Ha). My first film was the wonderful black and white Portuguese film, Tabu. The competition film is filled with nostalgia. It is set in modern-day Lisbon and in 1930s colonial Africa. It is a wonderful love story remi...

The Palme d'Or was awarded to Love (Amour, Liebe...) by Michael Haneke, a second one after The White Ribbon

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Michael Haneke received his award from Adrien Brody and Audrey Tautou. Michael Haneke © AFP The director said: "I am very happy to be with my actors on this stage, it makes me less shy. I would like to thank the entire Jury and Thierry Fremaux, who gave me the opportunity to present this film here. Thanks to everyone who helped me make this film. Thank you to my wife, who has been supporting me for many years. This film is in part an illustration of the promise that ...

Isabelle Huppert:(In another country) Hong Sansoo works without a script: but his films are not improvised, very polished rather

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Film crew © FIF/CB Korean director Hong Sangsoo presents In Another Country In Competition: a film in which Isabelle Huppert plays three different roles at a coastal resort in South Korea. The film crew attended a press conference to answer journalists' questions. Isabelle Huppert on filming in Korea: "The adventure was a type of enchantment for me. I set off not knowing what would happen to me. Hong Sangsoo works in a very particular way witho...

The Berlinale Midway: 250,000 Tickets Sold and a Thriving European Film Market

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A splendid opening of the Berlinale’s new venue at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele on Schaperstraße, a decisive increase in participants and films at the European Film Market, and more than 250,000 tickets already sold – these are the midway results of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival.  “The audience is pouring into cinemas and celebrating world stars such as Shah Rukh Khan, Angelina Jolie, Isabelle Huppert and Christian Bale. People love the Berlinale – no matter how cold ...

Stockholm's spotlights Love Stories this year

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The 22nd edition of Stockholm International Film Festival, 9-20 november will be screening 173 films from 44 countries. Visiting directors include Whit Stillman, Alejandro González Iñárrit, Sean Durkin and Joachim Trier.  Stockholm Lifetime Award will be awarded to Isabelle Huppert. Love is an eternal theme where every new film generation creates their own interpretations. The way love is depicted is an essential reflection of our time and society. With inspiration from our Visison...

Braunschweig International Film Festival honours Isabelle Huppert

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25th Braunschweig International Film Festival honours Isabelle Huppert with the European Actors Award ”The Europa“The 25th International Film Festival Braunschweig honours French Actress Isabelle Huppert with its main prize, the European Actors Award ”The Europa“. Huppert receives the award for her outstanding artistic performances and contribution to European film culture. Isabelle Huppert will be presented with the statue ”The Europa“ on November 13 during the award ceremony in Bra...

Isabelle Huppert presents her latest film at the Ghent Film Festival

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French art-house cinema star, Isabelle Huppert will be in Ghent on October 18th to present her latest film at the Ghent Film Festival. Huppert stars in Mon Pire Cauchemar alongside Belgian national treasure, Benoît Poelvoorde (C’est Arrivé Près de chez Vous, Rien à Déclarer). The director is Anne Fontaine, who previously wrote and directeCoco Avant Chanel as well as writing the script for Atom Egoyan’s thriller, Chloe. Huppert has played in over ninety films since the start of her...

Locarno to honour Isabelle Huppert, the Mona Lisa of Cinema

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Sadistic piano teachers, lovesick young hairdressers, frosty chocolate-factory directors, dark ladies crushed in the French provinces, stuttering factory workers, honest magistrates or evil mothers who can slice the screen to shreds with a single glance. There are truly few actresses on the international scene who, like Isabelle Huppert, have that ability to give shape, in the versatility of the her many roles, to that disturbing femininity that is a narrative all on its own and all o...

Locarno to honour Isabelle Huppert, the Mona Lisa of Cinema

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Sadistic piano teachers, lovesick young hairdressers, frosty chocolate-factory directors, dark ladies crushed in the French provinces, stuttering factory workers, honest magistrates or evil mothers who can slice the screen to shreds with a single glance. There are truly few actresses on the international scene who, like Isabelle Huppert, have that ability to give shape, in the versatility of the her many roles, to that disturbing femininity that is a narrative all on its own and all on its own m...

CLAUDE CHABROL – The Directorspective, Sunday 6 to Sunday 27 March at the Barbican

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One of the founders of the New Wave, critic-turned-filmmaker Claude Chabrol (1930-2010) was instrumental in revolutionising French cinema in the 1950s. In an acclaimed career that spanned 6 decades, he made over 70 films and was renowned for his masterful thrillers and his incisive critique of class and society. In partnership with Ciné Lumière, Barbican Film celebrates Chabrol's contribution to cinema with a selection of his best-known films (1).   Sunday 6 March 4.00p...

Interview with Christian Friedel on 'The White Ribbon'

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Christian Friedel from 'The White Ribbon' (2009) Today I have the privilege to share with you a much anticipated interview for me...Christian Friedel from the award winning sensational film by director Michael Haneke, ‘The White Ribbon' (2009) (German: Das weiße Band, Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte), a dark story filmed in black and white about a German village in pre-World War I and the almost supernatural forces bubbling beneath the surface during this key time in German history. From...

Positively A Place To Be!

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  Don’t miss Club Positif’s monthly event this December at Le Grand Action! Tuesday, the 22nd of December at 8pm, Le Grand Action will be holding its monthly débat animé, this month lead by Pierre Eisenreich from Club Positif. Each month Club Positif shows a selected film and holds a discussion after the screening. The film of choice for this month: Gabrielle starring Isabelle Huppert and Pascal Greggory. In this film-adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s novel “The Retu...

EFA honours Isabelle Huppert

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French actress to receive EFA’s EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA 2009Whether it is as a Jewish refugee in Diane Kurys' COUP DE FOUDRE, as late 17th century Madame de Maintenon in SAINT-CYR by Patricia Mazuy, or as Magistrate Jeanne Charmant in Claude Chabrol's L'IVRESSE DU POUVOIR, Isabelle Huppert has given some of cinema's most unforgettable moments a face. Her frequent collaboration with Chabrol has brought to the screen characters such as VIOLETTE NOZIERE, Marie in UNE AFFAIRE DE FEMME...

Michael Haneke: Cinema's Dark Poet

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by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor   Michael Haneke relishes his reputation as one of the controversial directors working in the film arts. He is a provocateur with a mission to shock audiences out of their complacency and contemplate the good, bad and ugly of modern society. “My films are an appeal for a cinema of insistent questions instead of false answers……for provocation and dialogue instead of consumption and consensus”, he stated in a recent inter...

Isabelle Huppert opens the Ischia Film Festival

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[Ischia, June 16th 2009] “Villa Amalia”, directed by Benoit Jacquot andstarring Isabelle Huppert , will be the opening film of the Ischia Film Festival7th edition, an international film competition dedicated to thelocation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFLBcTT_Hkc The French film will be introduced as a national premiere the 5thof July in the evening, during the Festival opening gala, in the wonderful scenery of the Aragonese Castle, in Ischia Ponte.Based on the homonymous novel...

The 62nd Cannes Festival is Officially Open!

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Charles Aznavour, the voice talent in the French version of the Pixar feature Up, and the young actress Hafsia Herzi had the honors of calling this 62nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival officially open in the Grand Théâtre Lumière. It was then Edouard Baer who came on stage as Master of Ceremonies for the second year in a row. One by one, the jury members came front and center: Asia Argento, Shu Qi, Sharmila Tagore, Robin Wright Penn, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, James Gray, Hanif Kureishi...

Isabelle Huppert, Président of the Jury at Cannes

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The Jury: Isabelle HUPPERT, President (Actress - France)   Asia ARGENTO (Actress, Director, Screenwriter- Italy) Nuri BILGE CEYLAN (Director, Screenwriter, Actor - Turkey) Lee CHANG-DONG (Director, Writer, Screenwriter - Korea) James GRAY (Director, Screenwriter – United States) Hanif KUREISHI (Writer, Screenwriter – United Kingdom) Shu QI (Actress - Taiwan) Robin WRIGHT PENN (Actress - United States ...

Isabelle Huppert will be president of Cannes Jury

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French actress Isabelle Huppert will be the President of the Jury of the 62nd Festival de Cannes which will be held May 13-24, 2009. “I am very glad and very proud,” she declared as she accepted Gilles Jacob and Thierry Frémaux’s invitation. “I’ve had a long relationship with Cannes and this next meeting will definitely seal my love for the Festival and thus for global cinema. Cannes is the open door to all the new ideas of the world. I am thrilled at the idea of being a privilege...

Film Starring Isabelle Huppert To Close Montreal World Film Festival

Monday, September 1--------The Montreal World Film Festival closes this evening with the North American Premiere screening of Home, the newest film from French/Swiss director Ursula Meier. The film will screen at the Theatre Maisonneuve following the announcement of the juried awards. Home, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Critics Week, is a Franco-Swiss-Belgian co-production, starring Isabelle Huppert and Olivier Gourmet as a husband and wife whose family's peaceful existence in an...

Isabelle Huppert Receives Montreal Film Festival Award

 Saturday, August 30------French actress Isabelle Huppert received a special Award yesterday by the Montreal World Film Festival for her unique contribution to French and world cinema. One of the great actresses of her generation, Huppert is also being honored with special screenings of several of her films, including the French films VIOLETTE NOZIERE, MADAME BOVARY and L'IVRESSE DU POUVOIR, all directed by her muse, iconic French film director Claude Chabrol and the Western epic HEAVEN'S GA...

Cinema Under The Stars At Montreal FF

 Friday, August 29-----One of the treats of the Montreal World Film Festival are the free outdoor screenings on the Place des Arts of classic and recent European, American and Canadian films. Every evening, Cinema Under The Stars is presenting films on a huge screen with enormous speakers that beckon people to what is literally a cinema street party.This year's selection of films includes: CHARIOTS OF FIRE(United Kingdom 1981), the Oscar winning true story of British track athletes competing ...

BERLIN JURY SHOOK BY DESERTIONS AS BIER AND BONNAIRE GO A.W.O.L - Part 1

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The star-studded eight member international panel under the baton of celebrated Greco-French director Constantine Costa-Gavras was reduced to a Sextet when ace Danish director, Susan Bier, and top drawer French actress, Sandrine Bonnaire, both announced their enforced withdrawal from jury duty due to inescapable commitments elsewhere. In Bier's case it was a sudden need to visit the location of the next movie she’s shooting, while Bonnaire submitted her regrets due to "personal family re...

Berlin Jury shook by desertions as Bier and Bonnaire go awol

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The star-studded international competition judgment panel under the baton of celebrated Greco-French director Constantine Costa-Gavras was reduced to a Sextet when Danish ace director, Susan Bier, and top drawer French actress, Sandrine Bonnaire, both announced their enforced withdrawal from jury duty due to inescapable commitments elsewhere. In Bier's case it was a sudden need to visit the location of the next movie she’s shooting, while Bonnaire submitted her regrets due to "personal family ...

The Provocative Cinema of Michael Haneke

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Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke is among the most celebrated and controversial figures in the world of contemporary world cinema. His films have been divisive and disturbing affairs that leaves audiences shaken and uncertain. He holds up a mirror to a world of extreme anxiety, offensive violence and a lack of human empathy. He has inspired amazing performances from his actors, leading many to win international awards. His cinema is ferocious, compelling and unforgettable.Those wishing to track...

The Provocative Cinema of Michael Haneke

 Monday, October 1---------Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke is among the most celebrated and controversial figures in the world of contemporary world cinema. His films have been divisive and disturbing affairs that leaves audiences shaken and uncertain. He holds up a mirror to a world of extreme anxiety, offensive violence and a lack of human empathy. He has inspired amazing performances from his actors, leading many to win international awards. His cinema is ferocious, compelling and unforget...
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