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Day 2 of DIFF was a day of extremes. It was wonderful to see all the film fans studying their guides - some of the guides visibly well-read. I watched three films today and they are very diverse. Chicken with plums (Poulet aux prunes) premiered at Venice. It is a beautiful love story of a musician, played by Mathieu Amalric of The Diving Belle and the butterfly fame, who can't get over the loss of his violin and he decides to rather die. It sounds like a depressing film but it is in...

Interview with Cannes winner Mathieu Amalric: Best Director for "Tournee"/"On Tour".

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Mathieu Amalric discusses what it was like to direct and star in "La Tournee" or "On Tour", how the idea came about, and what it feels like to have won such a coveted award.   Brief synopsis of "La Tournee"/"On Tour": "Joachim, a former Parisian television producer had left everything behind, his children, friends, enemies, lovers and regrets to start a new life in America. He returns to France with a team of New Burlesque strip-tease p...

Interview with Mathieu Amalric: Winner of the Best Director Prize at Cannes 2010 for "Tournee"/"On Tour"

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Mathieu Amalric discusses what it was like to direct and star in "La Tournee" or "On Tour", how the idea came about, and what it feels like to have won such a coveted award.  Brief synopsis of "Tournee"/"On Tour": "Joachim, a former Parisian television producer had left everything behind, his children, friends, enemies, lovers and regrets to start a new life in America. He returns to France with a team of New Burlesque strip-tease performers whom he...

Interview with Cannes winner Mathieu Amalric on La Tournée

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Interview with Mathieu Amalric: Winner of the Best Director Prize at Cannes 2010 for “Tournee”/”On Tour”.Mathieu Amalric discusses what it was like to direct and star in "La Tournee" or "On Tour", how the idea came about, and what it feels like to have won such a coveted award. Brief synopsis of "La Tournee"/"On Tour": "Joachim, a former Parisian television producer had left everything behind, his children, friends, enemies, lovers and regrets to start a new life in America. He returns ...

Official selection Day 2

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Chongqing Blues by Wang Xiaoshuai Synopsis: Captain Lin at his return from a 6 months voyage is told that his 25-year-old son Lin Bo was gunned down by the police. He wants to know what happened but he hardly knew his own son because he left years ago. Thus he starts a journey back to a city he once lived, a journey of paternal exploration and confession. Extract: On tour by Mathieu Amalric Synopsis: Joachim, a former Parisian television producer h...

Tournée de Mathieu Amalric

On Tour by Mathieu Amalric

On Tour by Mathieu Amalric

On tour by Mathieu Amalric

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  Synopsis: Joachim, a former Parisian television producer had left everything behind - his children, friends, enemies, lovers and regrets - to start a new life in America. He comes back with a team of New Burlesque strip-tease performers whom Joachim has fed fantasies of a tour of France, of Paris! Traveling from port to port, the curvaceous showgirls invent an extravagant fantasy world of warmth and hedonism, despite the constant round of impersonal hotels with their endle...

"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" by Julian Schnabel

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Presented in Competition at this 60th Cannes Festival, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is Julian Schnabel's third feature-length film, following Basquiat (1996) and Before Night Falls (2000). The film is an adaptation of the book by Jean-Dominique Bauby, whose life changed completely in 1995 when he had a massive stroke. The 43-year-old journalist, father of two children, spent twenty days in a deep coma. When he woke up, he found the damage to his brain stem had resulted in a rare form of...
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