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Wong Kar Wai (With a staggering 21 wins and 35 award nominations so far) will preside over the Jury of Berlinale 2013

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Chinese director Wong Kar Wai will be the Jury President of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. The director, who has won many international awards, is one of the most important representatives of world cinema. Wong Kar Wai’s unique and extraordinary style has inspired countless filmmakers and made him a cult figure of contemporary auteur cinema. Wong Kar Wai was born in Shanghai and grew up in Hong Kong. He made his directorial debut in 1988 with As Tears Go By. His...

27th Midnight Sun Film Festival celebrates screen gems

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The 27th Midnight Sun Film Festival (13.-17.6.2012) will be graced by the presence of two female actors who began their career in the 1950s: Finland's only Hollywood star Taina Elg, and Ingmar Bergman's protégé Harriet Andersson. Of directors, together with their productions, the American cult movie maker Alan Rudoph, Hungarian Béla Tarr, whose quite personal films never fail to cause a stir, two Swedish talents of a younger generation - Ruben Östlund and Axel Petersén - and the Portugues...

Winners at the 19th edition of the 2008 Stockholm International Film Festival

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Winners at the 19th edition of the 2008 Stockholm International Film FestivalThe jury now presents its selection for the 19th Stockholm International Film Festival. The film that leaves Stockholm with the 16 lb Bronze Horse 2008 comes from the USA, and tells a gripping story of border smuggling across the frozen waters of the St. Lawrence River.The Bronze Horse for best feature 2008 goes to “Frozen River” by Courtney Hunt. Hunt’s story takes place in the days before Christmas near a little...

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Stockholm Fest full line up

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The program for the 19th Stockholm International Film Festival is revealed. On-line ticket sales begin today. The Stockholm film festival is devoted to promoting up-and-coming debutantes, but also presents a world-class selection of established directors. The festival boasts over 170 films from 40 countries."This year´s program keeps up the momentum. Out of the 175 films at the festival a third are made by first time directors. This is where the exciting directors are introduced," says Festival...

StockholmFilm Festival Dedicates its 19th Edition to Sydney Pollack

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Sydney Pollack spent over four decades developing himself into a multi-facetted master within film. Not only was he a talented actor but one of the most accomplished directors and producers of his time. On November 23 the Stockholm Film Festival will will pay tribute to Sydney Pollack with a special screening of his 1969 film “They Shoot Horses Don´t They?”Born in 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana, USA, Sydney Pollack moved to New York at the age of 17 to pursue a career in acting. He studied and ...

A Wow For Wouter

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Thursday, October 16-----At a special reception to be held this evening, the Hamptons International Film Festival and indieWIRE will announce the recipient of their annual Industry Toast Honoree. This year's recipient is Wouter Barendrecht, founder and co-chairman of Fortissimo Films, one of the world's leading international film, television and video sales organizations specializing in the production, presentation, promotion and distribution of award-winning and innovative feature films. With...

Wouter Barendrecht honored by Hamptons Fest

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At a special reception to be held this evening, the Hamptons International Film Festival and indieWIRE will announce the recipient of their annual Industry Toast Honoree. This year's recipient is Wouter Barendrecht, founder and co-chairman of Fortissimo Films, one of the world's leading international film, television and video sales organizations specializing in the production, presentation, promotion and distribution of award-winning and innovative feature films. With offices in Amsterdam, Hong...

Director's Series, The WONG KAR WAI Film Festival

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Nani Cinematheque is a film society founded by a group of enthusiasts that includes filmmakers, theatre personalities, journalists and lovers of art and culture. Nani Cinematheque is named after one of the founders of Suchitra Film Society and the small cinematheque by the same name, at Centre for Film and Drama. Nani Cinematheque is launching Directors' Series on August 1, 2008 in collaboration with PaladorThe inaugural function will be held on Friday August 01, 2008 at 6 pm at the CFD premis...

"My Blueberry Nights," by Wong Kar Wai opens IndieLisboa 2008

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International Independent Film Festival of Lisbon officially opens on the 24 April with the film: «My Blueberry Nights», by Wong Kar Wai. From the same director of «2046», «Chungking Express» or «In the Mood for Love», «My Blueberry Nights» has a suit of very well known actors (Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman) and with Norah Jones in the leadig role. The film shows us a young woman who went on a demand for herself, after a love deception. Her demand leads h...

Thesssaloniki festival grand debut

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Barely recovered from the road fatigue suffered on an arduous 26 hour bus trip through six intervening countries down from Poland, 2000 Km. north of here and -- Whiz-Bang -- we're already three days into the festival. Friday, opening night, was a mighty gala with good vibes inside and outside of the stately cavernous OLYMPION theater, in spite of a heavy sprinkle from the skies above Plateia Aristoteles (Atistotle Square). For once on an opening night the speeches, ably translated from Greek for...

Ten Years of Hong Kong Cinema

 Monday, October 15--------No sooner has the New York Film Festival wrapped (screening its Closing Night film PERSEPOLIS yesterday evening) that the busy beavers at the Film Society of Lincoln Center are pulling more cinema treats out of their hats. No rest for the weary, either at the Society or among Festival audiences. Starting this Wednesday, in honor of the tenth anniversary of Hong Kong's incorporation into the Peoples Republic of China (a date either revered or loathed by the local popul...

Reactions to Wong Kar Wai's Cannes opener

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Reactions came straight from the heart Thursday afternoon after the second showing of Wong Kar Wai's film, "My Blueberry Nights." Viewers were not only willing but even anxious to talk about their reactions after watching the 151 minute film, the third film of Wong's to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Viewers exiting "Blueberry"One already established Wong Kar Wai fan was obviously affected. " It's Wong Kar Wai and his stuff is always beautiful. Everything is beautiful." He paused, ref...

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Viewers exiting Salle 60° after watching the second showing of Wong Kar Wai's "My Blueberry Nights"

Reactions to Wong Kar Wai's "My Blueberry Nights"

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Reactions came straight from the heart Thursday afternoon after the second showing of Wong Kar Wai's film, "My Blueberry Nights."  Viewers were not only willing but even anxious to talk about their reactions after watching the 151 minute film, the third film of Wong's to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival .  One already established Wong Kar Wai fan was obviously affected.  " It's Wong Kar Wai and his stuff is always beautiful.  Everything is beautiful."...

My Blueberry Nights Press Conference

Norah Jones, Wong Kar Wai, and Jude Law laugh as they discuss the making of My Blueberry Nights and reminisce about the shooting of "the kiss."

My Blueberry Nights Press Conference

Norah Jones and Wong Kar Wai signing autographs after the My Blueberry Nights press release at the Cannes Film Festival, 2007.

"My Blueberry Nights" by Wong Kar Wai

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With the presentation of My Blueberry Nights as the opening film of the 60th Cannes Film Festival, director Wong Kar Wai, a red-carpet veteran, has the honor of launching the Competition. Winner of the Best Director Prize in 1997 for Happy Together, and after having returned to Cannes with In The Mood For Love and 2046, this year the Asian filmmaker unveils his first film made in English. My Blueberry Nights, a dramatic journey hinting at the distance between a broken heart and a new departure, ...

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Cannes opener by Wong Kar Wai My Blueberry Nights

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Studio Canal is proud to announce the selection of Wong Kar Wai’s first English language feature MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS as the Opening Night Film of the 60th Cannes Film Festival on May 16th. The screening will be the World Premiere of the romantic drama starring Norah Jones, Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman. The selection marks the first time in Cannes’ history that a film by a Chinese director has kicked off the Festival.  Jeremy (Jude Law) runs a small café in N...

My Blueberry Nights to open Cannes

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Studio Canal is proud to announce the selection of Wong Kar Wai’s first English language feature MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS as the Opening Night Film of the 60th Cannes Film Festival on May 16th. The screening will be the World Premiere of the romantic drama starring Norah Jones, Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman. The selection marks the first time in Cannes’ history that a film by a Chinese director has kicked off the Festival.Jeremy (Jude Law) runs a small café in New ...

Care for the Cannes program?

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Thierry Fremaux unveiled the Cannes Festival Official Selection in Paris on Thursday.21 competition titles are lined up including a very strong presence of  American films (5) and such longtime festival friends returning to cannes: Joel and Ethan Coen's, Quentin Tarantino's, Gus van Sant, Emir Kusturica, Wong Kar Wai.... Opening film:WONG Kar Wai MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS 1h51Fatih AKIN AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE 2h02Catherine BREILLAT UNE VIEILLE MAÎTRESSE 1h50Joel & Ethan COEN NO COUNT...

Coen brothers, Quentin, Emir, Gus, Wong Kar Wai, Moore... return for Cannes 60th

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Thierry Fremaux unveiled the Cannes Festival Official Selection in Paris on Thursday.21 competition titles are lined up including a very strong presence of American films (5) and such longtime festival friends returning to cannes: Joel and Ethan Coen's, Quentin Tarantino's, Gus van Sant, Emir Kusturica, Wong Kar Wai....The Coen brothers, Tarantino and Van Sant are all previous Palme d'Or winners, Emir won two awards from his past presentations. Good to see a german film in the lineup.Surprised ...

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