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Le Positif and Makavejev

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Another exclusive guest coming from France on FEST2011 is indeed writer and author of a book about Stanley Kubrick  and Editor of the most exclusive French film magazine ever “Le Positif”, a film critic, Michel Ciment. Ciment held a Master Class, moderated by the black wave old Yugoslav film Dušan Makavejev on the festival, because Ciment (as many others) is truly nostalgic for the times of the big Yugoslav cinema. And for those who do not know, Pavlovic, Djordjevic and Makavejev of the ...

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Helsinki Fest director honoured with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

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The director of the Helsinki International Film Festival ? Love & Anarchy, Mr. Pekka Lanerva, has been honoured with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.The long time festival director, and one of its founding members, Mr. Pekka Lanerva, has been honoured with the much appreciated Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres was established in 1957 by the French Minister of Culture. Its purpose is the recognition of significant contributions to the arts, literature, or the prop...

Marco Bellocchio’s cinema masterclass at cannes

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Marco Bellocchio is to give the Cinema Masterclass at the coming 63rd Festival de Cannes. Upon accepting the invitation, he declared: “I think that the most precious thing a director can teach anyone wanting to work in the business is how to work with actors and actresses. Anyone can teach technique, but the ability to get another person to interpret a character you have imagined is a gift, although it can be learned in part by a director who isn’t afraid of risking failure. You can never ...

BAM Presents New French Cinema Series

 Friday, October 19---------BAMcinématek, the repertory film program at BAM Rose Cinemas, presents its annual presentation of New French Films from October 24 to 28. The series returns with five new features from France, all New York premieres.  The series includes comedies, thrillers, and dramas, as well as a documentary investigating the relationship between filmmakers and critics. New French Films is presented in association with Unifrance NY and the French Cultural Services in New York....

Sevilla European Film Festival, revamped 100% European

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The sun certainly shone on Sevilla's successfully revamped 100 Per Cent European Film Festival, which ran from 3rd to 11th November 2006 in the sensuous Andalucian city.(Actually, much of the downtown of this beautiful southern Spanish metropolis is currently scarred by the construction of a new underground transport system so not only the flamenco dancers have to watch their steps to cross from one florid architectural wonder to the next. Personally, I am rather fearful that whenever the first ...

33rd Flanders Film Festival - Ghent focuses on Stanley Kubrick

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With 169 feature-length films and 65 short films, collectively good for 19,468 minutes of cinema and 596 screenings spread over 14 days, Ghent will once again be transformed into the City of Film during the period of October 11 through October 21. The 33rd edition of the Flanders Film Festival - Ghent focuses on film legend Stanley Kubrick, pays homage to Belgian-French director Agnès Varda, and draws more than 150 talented guests from the world of film to the Flemish city. The Festival actual...

Flanders Film Festival - Ghent focuses on Stanley Kubrick

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With 169 feature-length films and 65 short films, collectively good for 19,468 minutes of cinema and 596 screenings spread over 14 days, Ghent will once again be transformed into the City of Film during the period of October 11 through October 21. The 33rd edition of the Flanders Film Festival - Ghent focuses on film legend Stanley Kubrick, pays homage to Belgian-French director Agnès Varda, and draws more than 150 talented guests from the world of film to the Flemish city.The Festival actually...

New Montreal FilmFest professional meetings program

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The New Montreal FilmFest announces its first professional meetings with noted film personalities from the local and international scenes. Presented by Technicolor in collaboration with Astral Media, these meetings will discuss scripts, short films, film criticism, cultural diversity and encounters with filmmakers. The New Montreal FilmFest, presented by Toyota Canada in collaboration with Vidéotron, will show 175 films from 40 countries at its inaugural edition, September 18 to 25, 2005.Seven ...

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...
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