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This must be the place closed B-Est Fest with the awards ceremony

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THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, director Paolo Sorrentino’s first English language film (awarded the Jury Prize at Cannes 2008, for Il Divo), will be presented, in absolute premiere and exclusively in Romania, within the Bucharest International Film Festival Closing Gala, March 25, 2012. "Anchored" by Sean Penn’s unbelievable performance ("flawless…transcending the masklike qualities of eyeliner and lipstick with deadpan, childlike candor." - Variety), THIS MUST BE THE...

Eccentric road movie with Penn wows at Cannes

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US actor Sean Penn (AFP, Francois Guillot) CANNES, France - A risk-taking road movie starring Sean Penn as an ageing 1980s pop star in search of his father's Nazi tormentor emerged as a front-runner Friday as the Cannes competition wound down. "This Must Be The Place", named for the Talking Heads song recently covered by Arcade Fire, both of which feature in the film, is the latest Cannes contender by Italian iconoclast Paolo Sorrentino. Bearing a strong resembla...

Un Certain Regard 2009

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The Jury Un Certain regard 2009 will be presided by the Italian director and screenwriter Paolo Sorrentino, awarded the Jury Prize in 2008 for il Divo. He will be surrounded by Julie Gayet (actress, France), Piers Handling (director of the Toronto Festival, Canada), Uma Da Cunha (journalist and festival programmer, India) and Marit Kapla (journalist, Göteborg Festival, Sweden). The opening film of Un Certain Regard, programmed for Thursday May 14th in the Salle Debussy, will be Nobody...

Special Presentations At Toronto FF

 Thursday, August 28------The Toronto International Film Festival, which starts next week, has a good number of gala presentations on tap, featuring the newest works from such critically acclaimed directors as Kathryn Bigelow, Spike Lee and Paolo Sorrentino and featuring performances by such diverse talents as John Malkovich, Viggo Mortensen, Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce, John Leguizamo, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Michael Cera. In Disgrace by Australian director Steve Jacobs, Australia, cult actor...

The Locarno Festival Official Juries

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Jury of the International CompetitionRachida Brakni , actress (France)Masahiro Kobayashi, filmmaker (Japan)Dani Levy, filmmaker (Switzerland)Bertha Navarro, producer (Mexico)Goran Paskaljevic, filmmaker (Serbia)Paolo Sorrentino, filmmaker (Italy)The Jury of the Filmmakers of the Present CompetitionBertrand Bonello, filmmaker (France)Benedek Fliegauf, filmmaker (Hungary)Cao Guimarães, filmmaker (Brazil)Corso Salani , filmmaker (Italy)Franz Treichler, musician (Switzerland)The Jury for the Best F...

First Look At The 2008 Toronto Film Festival

 Wednesday, July 10--------Although it does not start for almost two more months, the first press releases from the Toronto International Film Festival (www.tiff08.ca) are already stirring up anticipation for what has become one of the top film festival events in the world. Overlapping with the closing days of the Venice Film Festival and immediately following the boutique Telluride Film Festival in Colorado, the Canadian juggernaut is viewed by many industry insiders as the official start of t...

Vaness Redgrave host of "Young Italy" in Hollywood

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The first time in Hollywood for the new 'young offspring' of Italian Cinema, Carlo Nero, Riccardo Scamarcio, Paolo Sorrentino, Fausto Brizzi and Daniele Liotti is going to take place under the honorable presence of Vanessa Redgrave at the opening night of 'Los Angeles, Italia - Film Fashion and Art Fest' on Sunday February 18th. The legendary British actress (Academy Award® Winner in 1978 for 'Julia' directed by Fred Zinnermann) is going to attend the special screening of 'The Fever' -on Sunday...

Rome 2006 Palmares

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The Popular Jury, made up of 50 members and presided over by Ettore Scola, has assigned the RomeFilmFest’s official awards to the following films: The award for Best Film goes to Izobrajaya Zhertvy / Playing the Victim by Kirill Serebrennikov. The RomeFilmFest – BNL Best Actress Award is for Ariane Ascaride in Le Voyage en Arménie / Armenia by Robert Guédiguian. The RomeFilmFest – Chamber of Commerce award for Best Actor Award goes to Giorgio Colangeli in L´ aria salata by Alessandro An...

IndieLisboa 2005 winners

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Here is the winners list of this year's edition of IndieLisboa 2005.Best feature filmTHE FOREST FOR THE TREES, by Maren Ade (Germany)Special mention to an actorTONI SERVILLO, in LE CONSEGUENZE DELL'AMORE, by Paolo Sorrentino (Italy)Best Short FilmUNDRESSING MY MOTHER, by Ken Wardrop (United Kingdom)Special mention to a short featureEVERYTHING WAS LIFE, by Ellie Land (United Kingdom)Tóbis Prize for Best Portuguese Feature FilmADRIANA, by Margarida GilAIP/ FUJIFILM Prize for Best Cinematography i...

IndieLisboa complete line up of 130 films and shorts

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IndieLisboa 2005 will be held from 21st April until 1st May, in Lisbon.There will be 11 feature films and 30 short-films in competition.This year, IndieLisboa will present a total of 130 films, within which 48 are feature films and 82 shorts. From Europe were selected 63 films (excluding the Portuguese), from the United States and Canada 11 films, Australia and New Zeland are represented with a film each. From Middle East, IndieLisboa has chosen 2 films, meanwhile from Asia (which comprehends Ch...

Cannes Lances Troy

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Cannes lanced the battlefield world of 'Troy' set for worldwide release on Friday, following suit with "Matrix Revolutions" of last year. The event of the day was of course the arrival of Brad Pitt, nicely snagged, with the woman who snagged him Jennifer Aliston. It is Brad Pitt's first time in Cannes, and he hoped to visit 'the haunts of old artists". Question from a critic at the press conference: "is your Greek wife as difficult as fighting a Trojan war?" "She liked the pith helmet and asked ...

Films Day 2

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Today's films from the official selection are:Nominees for the Golden PalmNobody Knows (Daremo Shiranai) is by Kore-Eda Hirokazu (Japan), and his film Distance was in the official selection in 2001. His fourth feature treats the true story that took place in 1988 "Affair of the Four Abandoned Children of Nishi-Sugamo" where four children fathered by different men and abandoned by their mother learn how to survive and talk care of each other.Consequences Of Love (Le Conseguenze Del...
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