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Two Colombian films hit La Croisette

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One Colombian feature by young filmmaker Ciro Guerra "Los Viajes del Viento" (Les Voyages du vent) is an official entry this year at the 62nd Festival de Cannes in "Un Certain Regard" section.First time in eleven years.   A short film, "1989" by Camilo Matiz is in the Semaine de la critique section.     PROIMAGENES EN MOVIMIENTO is proud to present two films officially selected this year:   OFFI...

Göteborg International Film Festival in Cannes

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Göteborg International Film Festival will be highly noticeable during the Cannes festival 2009: Nordic Film Market celebrates ten with the most heartful beach party at the Croisette, the film fund celebrates ten with "fund film" Min Ye screening in the official programme and festival director Marit Kapla will be one of five members in the jury of Un Certain Regard. In a few days it is once again time for the most important film festival in the world. This time with the festival d...

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...

Cannes 2009: The Official Selection

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THE COMPETITION : Opening Film :  Peter DOCTER - UP - Out of Comp.- 1h44 *** Pedro ALMODÓVAR - LOS ABRAZOS ROTOS (Broken Embraces) - 2h09 Andrea ARNOLD - FISH TANK - 2h02 Jacques AUDIARD - UN PROPHÈTE - 2h35 Marco BELLOCCHIO - VINCERE - 2h08 Jane CAMPION  -  BRIGHT STAR - 2h00 Isabel COIXET - MAP OF THE SOUNDS OF TOKYO -1h44 Xavier GIANNOLI - A L’ORIGINE - 2h30 Michael HANEKE  - DAS WEISSE BAND (The White Ribbon) - 2h24 Ang...

The Cannes Line up is revealed

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Opening Film in 3D Stereo: Peter DOCTER - UP - Out of Comp.- 1h35Pedro ALMODÓVAR - LOS ABRAZOS ROTOS (Broken Embraces) - 2h09Andrea ARNOLD - FISH TANK - 2h02Jacques AUDIARD - UN PROPHÈTE - 2h35Marco BELLOCCHIO - VINCERE - 2h08Jane CAMPION - BRIGHT STAR - 2h00Isabel COIXET - MAP OF THE SOUNDS OF TOKYO -1h44Xavier GIANNOLI - A L’ORIGINE - 2h30Michael HANEKE - DAS WEISSE BAND (The White Ribbon) - 2h24Ang LEE - TAKING WOODSTOCK -1h50Ken LOACH - LOOKING FOR ERIC - 1h59LOU Ye - CHUN FENG CHEN ...

Film In Focus: TULPAN

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Thursday, October 9-----Despite its simple story and subtle cinematic form, I cannot get the images of the film Tulpan out of my head. Perhaps because the film takes one to a truly exotic location (the vast emptiness of the Hunger Steppe plain in southern Kazakhstan) and brings you up-close-and-personal with the toughened people who inhabit that truly forlorn environment, that it has made an impression that is light years away from a National Geographic special (although its visuals are comparab...

Film In Focus from NY Fest: Tulpan

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Despite its simple story and subtle cinematic form, I cannot get the images of the film Tulpan out of my head. Perhaps because the film takes one to a truly exotic location (the vast emptiness of the Hunger Steppe plain in southern Kazakhstan) and brings you up-close-and-personal with the toughened people who inhabit that truly forlorn environment, that it has made an impression that is light years away from a National Geographic special (although its visuals are comparably beautiful). Celebra...

4 debut films nominated for european discovery 2008

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As part of the European Film Awards, the European Film Academy annually presents the award EUROPEAN DISCOVERY to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film. This years nominations were determined by a committee comprised of film journalists Dana Linssen (the Netherlands), Julia Teichmann (Germany) and Rui Tendinha (Portugal) all of them members of FIPRESCI (International Federation of FilmCritics) - and EFA Board members Pierre-Henri Deleau (France) and Stefan Laudyn (Po...

Master Classes scheduled for the Zurich Film Festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) today unveiled details of its 3rd Zurich Master Class, to take place during the 2008 Festival (September 25 – October 5). The first group of lecturers for the highly regarded Zurich Master Class include such industry notables as acclaimed British director and writer Ken Loach (“Cathy Come Home,” “Just a Kiss”), winner of the 2006 Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or for “The Wind that Shakes the Barley”; Chinese composer and Oscar and Grammy winner T...

Additions to Official Selection at San Sebastian Festival

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Acclaimed directors Daniel Burman, Christophe Honoré, Kim Ki-duk and Jaime Rosales feature among the Official Selection competitors at the coming San Sebastian Film Festival. They will be accompanied by one of the creators of Dogme 95 movement, Kristian Levring, the North American Courtney Hunt and the Palestinian Rashid Masharawi. These are the first confirmed names of contenders for the Golden Shell and other awards bestowed at the 56th San Sebastian Film Festival, to take place from 18-27 Se...

And the Palme d'Or goes to Laurent Cantet (entre les murs)

      At long last The Palm d'Or goes to a local film Betweens the wall: a French Palm much awaited for the past 21 years (The last helmer to receive some gold in the Palais was Maurice Pialat in 1987 for "Under the Sun of Satan" - Sous le soleil de Satan.)The official Jury of this 61st Fesival de Cannes, présided over by Sean Penn, revealed this evening the Prize winners during the closing Ceremony. Édouard Baer hosted Robert de Niro on the stage of the...

And the Palme d'Or goes to Laurent Cantet

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And the Palme d'Or goes to Laurent Cantet (Entre les murs) At long last a French Palm much awaited for the past 21 years (last to receive was Maurice Pialat in 1987 for "Under the Sun of Satan" - Sous le soleil de Satan.The official Jury of this 61st Fesival de Cannes, présided over by Sean Penn, revealed this evening the Prize winners during the closing Ceremony. Édouard Baer hosted Robert de Niro on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière to award the Palme d’or to the best film among th...

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...

Official Selection: Un certain regard

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The 2008 selection of "Un certain Regard" at Festival de Cannes:  A FESTA DA MENINA MORTA (THE DEAD GIRL'S FEAST) directed by Matheus NACHTERGAELE AFTERSCHOOL directed by Antonio CAMPOS DE OFRIVILLIGA (INVOLUNTARY) directed by Ruben ÖSTLUND HUNGER (HUNGER) directed by Steve MCQUEEN JE VEUX VOI...

The Romanian Boom

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By Ben Cookson Romanian filmmaking attracted world attention in 2007 when two films were honored at the Cannes Film Festival. Cristian Mingui’s 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, a harrowing portrayal of illegal abortion, was awarded the prestigious Palme D’Or, and California Dreamin’, a tale about American soldiers during the Kosovo conflict, won Un Certain Regard for its director Cristian Nemescu.Tragically, Nemescu won the award posthumously, as the young director was killed in a car acciden...

Four Debut Films Nominated For European Discovery 2007

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The nominations were determined by a committee comprised of FIPRESCI (the International Federation of Film Critics) members Jacob Neiiendam (Denmark), Marco Lombardi (Italy) and Dana Linssen (the Netherlands), and EFA Board members Pierre-Henri Deleau (France) and Stefan Laudyn (Poland). From a total of 63 submitted films, they have selected four nominations: BIKUR HA-TIZMORET (The Band’s Visit) by Eran Kolirin, IsraelCONTROL by Anton Corbijn, UKGEGENÜBER (Counterparts) by Jan Bonny, GermanyT...

The Other Cannes Awards

Tuesday, May 29------While the Main Competition Awards at the Cannes Film Festival generally get the lion's share of press (particularly the Palme d'Or, the Festival's highest honor), there are a number of other awards that are equally significant. Each one of the parallel sections of the Festival (Un Certain Regard, Directors Fortnight and the International Critics Week) bestows its own prizes. In addition, film critics and other guilds have their own set of awards. All in all, a pr...

Cannes trophies, closing 60th edition with a charm

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The awards ceremony concluded a fortnight of sunny star crowded Croisette. Power block busters came to make an impression along with glamourous stars, while the competition films from non commercial cinematographies made an impact with the critics.The Roumanian 4 months... Palme D'Or Winner and Persepolis were among the ones much discussed after their official screening.INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION JURY Palme d’Or: "4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days," Cristian Mungiu, (Romania)Grand Prix : "The Mournin...

Pascale Ferran to chair the jury for Un Certain Regard

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Pascale Ferran has been chosen by the Festival de Cannes, which runs from May 16th to 27th, to chair the jury of the official selection Un Certain Regard.Pascale Ferran was first selected at the 1990 festival for her short film le Baiser. She returned in 1992 as a scriptwriter for La Sentinelle by Arnaud Desplechin presented in competition.© Renaud Monfourny In 1994, she won the Caméra d'Or Prize for her first feature film Petits Arrangements avec les morts. L'Age des possibles was rel...

Ten Canoes wins at Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent

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Ten Canoes wins the 33rd edition of the Flanders International Film Festival - GhentTen Canoes by Rolf de Heer and Peter Djigirr has won the Grand Prize for Best Film at the 33rd Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent. The international jury, under the chairmanship of Jan Harlan, announced the winner on Saturday evening. The ceremony was followed by a screening of the closing film Black Book in the presence of director Paul Verhoeven. The Festival was closed in style with a masked ball at ...

"Un certain regard" N°2

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This thuesday, i met Gabriel. He works for "Un certain regard" and more especially with Christopher Robba and Laurence Falleur. Laurence Falleur takes care of the Jury welfare. Gabriel said to me that she was as her "Mum". They can count on her for many things. Christopher Robba works at the coordination sector. He has to take care of the official cars. When important people come in Cannes for the Festival, he has to reserve a car to organize the ways between the aeroport, the hotel, and the r...

"Un certain regard" N°1

Today, I met someone who works for "Un certain regard". For those who don’t know what it means it can be translated as "A Certain Glance". It is a section of the official Selection of the Festival of Cannes, accomodating each year a score of films. The Price a Certain Glance reward gives to the one of these films a help to the distribution to France. The person that i met is working during approximatively 12 hours a day. He has to take care of the invitations for movie projection. When ther...

The presentation of the Cannes selection

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The Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes 2006 will, as every year, be made up films presented in: the Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition screenings.It offers both a shorts and film schools competition (Cinéfondation).Cannes Classics concerns heritage films, shown principally in the Buñuel Theatre.Finally, in addition to the theatres of the Palais (Lumière, Debussy, Buñuel, Bazin) now the Beach Cinema offers festival-goers and Cannes residents alike outdoors screenings...

The presentation of the Cannes selection

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The Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes 2006 will, as every year, be made up films presented in: the Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition screenings. It offers both a shorts and film schools competition (Cinéfondation). Cannes Classics concerns heritage films, shown principally in the Buñuel Theatre. Finally, in addition to the theatres of the Palais (Lumière, Debussy, Buñuel, Bazin) now the Beach Cinema offers festival-goers and Cannes residents alike outdoors scr...

Asian Film at Cannes

From the Udine Far East Film Festival comes the list of Asian films that will be at Cannes! Plus Jury President Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai is the brilliant signature of this festival. Asian Cannes Competition: Summer Palace, Lou Ye Quinzaine des realizateurs: The Host, Bong Joon-ho Yureru, Nishikawa Miwa Sepohon Rambutan Indah Kepunyaanku Di Tanjung Rambutan, U-Wei bin HajiSaari Un Certain regard: Re-cycle, Oxide Pang Chun & Danny Pang Gwai Wik Luxury Car, Wang Chao The Unforgiven,...

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