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Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2 (DTFF) kicked off

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The second annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) kicked off tonight to an excited crowd of thousands, with the Middle Eastern premiere of award-winning French-Algerian director Rachid Bouchareb’s Outside the Law. H.E. Sheikh Jabor Bin Yousuf Al Thani, Doha Minister of Culture H.E. Dr. Hamad Bin Abdulazz Al Kuwari, Outside the Law director Rachid Bouchareb, producer Jean Brehat, and co-producer Tarak Ben Ammar, DFI Executive Director Amanda Palmer and managing director Maggie Kim, DFI progr...

Hors La Loi and Regis Romele

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  Regis Romele (Hors La Loi, People's Names, An Ordinary Execution) speaks about his upcoming works, Johnny( 2011/2012) and The First Man (2011). Regins Romele acts in a small role in the recently released Rachid Bouchareb film, Hors La Loi (Outside the Law) (2010) about three brothers from Algeria who's lives are torn apart by war and who are forced to make a new life outside their native land and outside the law. -VM   I asked Regis about his small pa...

Olivier Lorelle, Outside the Law!

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Interview with Olivier Lorelle Olivier Lorelle, co-writer of Hors La Loi (Outside the Law) (2010) about a family in Algeria of three brothers and their mother who lose their home and must recreate their home in a new world. Each of them find a new life in different parts of the globe; Messaoud (played by Roschdy Zem) moves to Indonesia while Abdelkader (played by Sami Bouajila) and his brother Said (played by Jamel Debbouze) move to Paris. The three brothers reunite yea...

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Bouchareb addresses controversy surrounding Hors la loi

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 Rachid Bouchareb discussed his controversial In Competitionfilm Hors la loi after its screening Friday morning. The film follows the storyof three brothers in the midst of the Algerian war, prompting much speculation regarding Bouchareb's true message in making this film. The press conference marks thefirst time the cast and director have agreed to speak about their highly anticipated and heavily protested film.Bouchareb refused to speak about Hors la loi before the festival, going so faras to...

Rachid Bouchareb has written to the Cannes Film Festival

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Here is the text of his letter: “Over the last three weeks, there has been acrimonious debate concerning the screening of my film Hors La Loi, although the people taking part in this debate have not seen the film... Faced with such passion, and so as to restore some degree of calm in this over-heated context, it seems to me important to stress two points. - Hors la loi is a work of fiction, a saga that tells the story of three Algerian brothers and their mother over a period of more than t...

The Global Film Village: 63rd Cannes Film Festival Announces Film Line Up

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 by Marla LewinThe Opening night film already announced  is Ridley Scot's ROBIN HOOD. 20th Century Fox will have an Out of Competition screening of Oliver Stone's WALL STREET - MONEY NEVER SLEEPS. Additional Out of Competition screenings are YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER from Woody Allen (Sony Classics) and TAMARA DREWE from Stephen Frears.This years line up is a virtual Boy's Club with not  a single female director represented so far in the main competition. Although there are s...

Cannes reveals line up of films in competition

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The Official Selection and the Jurys of the 63rd Festival de Cannes have been announced Thursday, 15th April 2010 by Gilles Jacob and his team.   Opening film: Ridley SCOTT ROBIN HOOD Out of comp.   Mathieu AMALRIC TOURNÉE  Xavier BEAUVOIS DES HOMMES ET DES DIEUX  Rachid BOUCHAREB HORS LA LOI  Alejandro GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU BIUTIFUL  Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN UN HOMME QUI CRIE (A Screaming Man)IM Sangsoo THE HOUSEMAID  Abbas KIAROSTAMI COPIE CONFORME  Take...

Unifrance at the heart of the 59th Berlin Film Festival

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As is the case every year, Unifrance will pursue the promotion of French cinema at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival, to be held from February 5 through 15, 2009.   The festival’s Official Competition features a French film (Ricky) and three co-productions: Cheri, Dans la brume électrique (In the Electric Mist), and London River. Three other French productions will be presented out of competition: Bellamy, Eden à l’Ouest (Eden is West), and Singularités d...

Tsui Hark, Rachid Bouchareb and Terry Gilliam honoured in Dubai

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The Dubai International Film Festival today honoured two of its three 2008 Lifetime Achievement Awards recipients in a special press conference.   Tsui Hark, a major Hong Kong filmmaker, and Rachid Bouchareb, an Algerian-French director, were present to discuss their work with the audience.   Terry Gilliam, the third honouree, attended DIFF earlier in the week and received his award in a special award ceremony on December 12.   Moderator Simon Fiel...

Tsui Hark, Rachid Bouchareb and Terry Gilliam honoured in Dubai

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The Dubai International Film Festival today honoured two of its three 2008 Lifetime Achievement Awards recipients in a special press conference. Tsui Hark, a major Hong Kong filmmaker, and Rachid Bouchareb, an Algerian-French director, were present to discuss their work with the audience. Terry Gilliam, the third honouree, attended DIFF earlier in the week and received his award in a special award ceremony on December 12. Moderator Simon Field stated: "The idea of the Lifetime Achievement ...

Berlinale 2009: First Competition Films

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The first titles for the Competition programme of the 59th Berlin International Film Festival have been confirmed. They include films from Algeria, China, Greece, Great Britain, Sweden, the USA, and Germany. This means that in addition to the opening film, the world premiere of Tom Tykwer’s The International (which is screening out of competition, as announced in the press release on Nov. 28, 2008), another ten films have been selected, four of which will be celebrating their world premieres a...

Iran's Ever-Reliable Cinema Once Again Fresh and Fantastic at DIFF 2008

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The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is a rich source of the best in international film, and fans of Iran’s ceaselessly productive and always interesting cinema industry can count on finding Persian film gems at DIFF 2008—including a film with a Dubai connection. Morality and family life concern director Majid Majidi, whose award-winning The Song of Sparrows is Iran’s entry for the 2009 Academy Awards. Innocent Karim works at an ostrich farm outside of Tehran, leading a simple a...

61st Cannes Festival Opening Ceremony

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AFP The Wednesday evening opening ceremonies for the 61st Cannes Festival featured the In-Competition screening of Blindness, in the presence of director Fernando Meirelles and actors Danny Glover, Julianne Moore, and Gael García Bernal. A number of celebrities were spotted on the red-carpeted steps to the palace, including Un Certain Regard jury president Fatih Akin, Claude Lelouch, and Faye Dunaway. Viviane Reding, the European Commissioner for Information Society and Media, also attended the...

Cannes 2006 Best Actor Award, Jamel DEBBOUZE, Samy NACERI, Sami BOUAJILA, Roschdy ZEM, Bernard BLANCAN

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The prize goes to all actors from Indigènes from Rachid BOUCHAREB: Jamel DEBBOUZE Samy NACÉRI Sami BOUAJILA Roschdy ZEM Bernard BLANCAN Credits for Indigènes: Director: Rachid BOUCHAREB Screenplay: Olivier LORELLE Screenplay: Rachid BOUCHAREB Cinematography: Patrick BLOSSIER Set Designer: Dominique DOURET Music: Armand AMAR Music: KHALED Film Editor: Yannick KERGOAT Sounds: Olivier / Thomas HESPEL / GAUDER Synopsis: 1943. They had not yet set foot in France, but because it's war, Saïd...

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