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List of winners of La Cabina: International Medium Length Film Festival

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The Vth Edition of the International Medium Length Film Festival ended last Sunday with the Jury and Public prices announcement. 'No Way Home' from Taiwanese Shih Li is the winner for the best medium-len gth film of this Vth Edition and 'Blackstory' from Austrian Christoph and Stefan Brunner get the public price !  A Taiwanese film wins La Cabina Prize of 600 Euros. Shih Li’s film No Way Home wins the Best Medium Length Film Award of La Cabina 2012 La Cabina International Medi...

Pedro Almodóvar will serve as its Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2011

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American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that internationally acclaimed filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar will serve as its Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi. AFI FEST – celebrating its 25th year in 2011 – will take place November 3 through 10 in Hollywood, California at the historic Chinese Theatre,  the Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. As Guest Artistic Director, Almodóvar will present a screening of hi...

In competition: "Broken Embraces" by Almodóvar

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About the film: The Cannes Festival Official Selection is glad to welcome Pedro Almodóvar to the Competition with Broken Embraces. After Volver (Best Screenplay, in 2006) and All About my Mother (Best Director, 1999), the filmmaking Spaniard is returning with a new homage to the seventh art. "I feel it's the first time I've made such an express declaration of love to cinema," Almodóvar says. "Not with a specific sequence, but with a whole film. To cinema, its materials, to...

Queens Theatre in the Park Presents “The Spirit of Sepharad” in Celebration of Purim

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By Maria Esteves - March 22, 2009 The outstanding sold-out musical performance of  "THE SPIRIT OF SEPHARAD" in celebration of Purim presented by and held at Queens Theatre in the Park, New York, on Saturday, March 7, 2009, 8:00pm was a spiritual brilliance! Sephardic music maestro Gerard Edery and the Caravan Ensemble mesmerized audience with a superb mixed media performance (songs, stories, dance and media) of the rich cultural history of Sephardic Judiasm from medieval Spain ...

Penélope Cruz will receive the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at Santa Barbara

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  The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is proud to honor Penélope Cruz with the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at the 24th edition of the Fest, which runs January 22-February 1, 2009, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. Cruz, who returned to theaters this summer with two powerful and diverse back-to-back performances in "Elegy" opposite Sir Ben Kingsley and Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," opposite Javi...

Hommage To Spanish Actress Assumpta Serna

Saturday, June 14-------This evening, as part of the official Awards Ceremony of the 24th edition of Festroia, the Festival will honor the career achievement of Spanish actress Assumpta Serna with a Gold Dolphin award. The talented actress has won more than 20 Best Actress prizes and has acted in more than 60 films in six languages: Spanish, Catalan, Portugese, Italian, French and English. Born in 1957, she has acted in theater and fiilms in over 20 countries. She is a board member of the Europ...

Assumpta Serna to open “Picture Europe! The Best of European Cinema” in Madrid

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Assumpta Serna will open the film event “Picture Europe! The Best of European Cinema” on Friday, April 13, in the Roxy B /Madrid. The multi-award-winning actress will introduce EFP's new event and welcome Sebastian Schipper, the director of the opening film Ein Freund von mir (A Friend of Mine). European Film Promotion (EFP) is initiating the pan-European project with selected cinemas in Madrid, Berlin and London. Lasting a week in each case, the event will see directors and actors presentin...

Antonio Banderas’EL CAMINO DE LOS INGLESES (SUMMER RAIN)wins Europa Cinemas Label at Berlin Film Festival

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Antonio Banderas’ El Camino de los Ingleses (Summer Rain) has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Panorama section of the Berlinale, it was announced today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors. The Label will be awarded this evening at the joint Europa Cinemas/Fipresci awards ceremony.This marks the third year that the Europa Cinemas Label has been awarded to the Best European film in the Panorama section of the Berlinale, and complements the Labels awarded at the ...

El Camino de los Ingleses wins Europa Cinemas Label

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Antonio Banderas’EL CAMINO DE LOS INGLESES (SUMMER RAIN)wins Europa Cinemas Label at Berlin Film FestivalFebruary 16/Berlin: Antonio Banderas’ El Camino de los Ingleses (Summer Rain) has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Panorama section of the Berlinale, it was announced today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors. The Label will be awarded this evening at the joint Europa Cinemas/Fipresci awards ceremony.This marks the third year that the Europa Cinemas Label ...

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VIVA PEDRO: An Almodóvar Sampler

Tuesday, December 26----Following the international success of Pedro Almodovar’s acclaimed femme fest VOLVER, arthouse distributor Sony Pictures Classics is presenting a national tour of eight Almodovar classics in spanking new 35mm prints. New Yorkers can sample the series when it unspools at the Walter Reade Theater starting tomorrow through January 3. VIVA PEDRO, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is a wonderful way to see out the old year, or ring in the new one. And with ...

Almodovar's VOLVER To Open Fort Lauderdale Festival

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The newest film from Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, the hugely anticipated VOLVER, will open the 21st edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on October 20th at Fort Lauderdale's prestigious Parker Playhouse.VOLVER, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, was honored on the Croisette with a Best Screenplay award for its writer/director Pedro Almodóvar, and an unprecedented Best Actress award for the film's ensemble cast, including international sensations...

Almodovar's VOLVER To Open The Festival

Thursday, October 5---The newest film from Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, the hugely anticipated VOLVER, will open the 21st edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on October 20th at Fort Lauderdale's prestigious Parker Playhouse. VOLVER, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, was honored on the Croisette with a Best Screenplay award for its writer/director Pedro Almodóvar, and an unprecedented Best Actress award for the film's ensemble cast, includin...

London Festival day 11, and 3 to go

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Sporting a hangover from his party, and still with the sounds of the darbuke ringing in my ears (among other things), I share a coffee with Fatih Akin. The Turkish-German director of Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul.A documentary about that city and its music, it's a distinct change of direction for the director of Head On, the emotionally coruscating drama that won the Golden Bear in Berlin last year. It turns our that there was a very personal reason for that"Before Head On appeared ...

Sauras's Iberia aesthetic extasy, the Master strikes again

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Valladolid Festival, October 27 One might say that there are three kinds of musicals; (1) Hollywood MGM type musicals with a flimsy plot as an excuse for stringing together a bunch of hit songs and "production number", (2) filmed Broadway shows such as "Showboat" or "Westside Story", and (3) CARLOS SAURA MUSICALS, or, Serious Dance and Music as Pure Cinema. His latest such work, "IBERIA", a suite of flamenco and balletic dances, vocalizations (Canto Hondo), and instrumental recitals (piano, sma...

Politically incorrect films at San Sebastian

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INCORRECT THEMATIC RETROSPETIVE OF THE 52 DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL In this age of politically correct doctrinaire thinking, the San Sebastian Film Festival has selected a series of films that contradict this false uniformity. Throughout history various filmmakers have questioned the established order, by attacking the injustices and arbitrary nature of society, or by openly making fun of its myths and taboos. They are the people that we are paying homage to here.The cho...
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