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31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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  YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL (06.04.2012) • PLANS FOR THE FESTIVAL WEEKEND ARE MADE! While the second weekend of the festival has already come, festival audiences bought their tickets yesterday for a Saturday and Sunday full of festival films. Before the weekend, yesterday was full of screenings with the participation of their directors. • WHAT YOUNG ROMANIAN MASTER TELLS The stories in the second film of director Adrian Sitaru are based on his own experiences. Best Inten...

31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow 06/04/2012

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YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL • TOWARDS THE MIDDLE OF THE FESTIVAL As we are approaching to the end of the first week and to the middle of the festival, festival venues are full of screenings with the directors present. The festival audience met with the directors of highly anticipated films and asked their questions. • A DARK PROMENADE AT MIDNIGHT IN BUENOS AIRES Argentine director Edgardo Cozarinsky says: “There are day people and there are night people. Night people k...

International Film Festival Rotterdam attracts filmmakers from around the globe

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  The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) welcomes some 2,500 professional guests this year. Filmmakers expected to attend include Michel Gondry, Wang Xiaoshuai, Lucas Belvaux, Miike Takashi, Mohammad Rasoulof, Tsukamoto Shinya, Aki Kaurismäki, Andrea Arnold, Steve McQueen, Julió Bressane, Kobayashi Masahiro, Eric Khoo, Bouli Lanners, Ruben Östlund and Garin Nugroho as well as some 250 other filmmakers. Actors expected to attend include Sophie Quinton and ...

The Awards of the 68th Venice Film Festival

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VENEZIA 68  Golden Lion for Best Film  Faust by Aleksander Sokurov (Russia) Silver Lion for Best Director  Shangjun CAI for the film Ren Shan Ren Hai (People Mountain People Sea) (China - Hong Kong)   Special Jury Prize  Terraferma by Emanuele Crialese (Italy)   Coppa Volpi for Best Actor  Michael Fassbender in the film Shame by Steve McQueen (United Kingdom)   Coppa Volpi for Best Actress  Deanie Yip in the film Tao jie (A Simple Life) by Ann Hui (China - ...

The line-up for the 64th Festival del film Locarno Juries has been finalized.

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Heading the Concorso internazionale Jury will be Portuguese producer Paulo Branco (Francisca by Manoel de Oliveira, 1981; In the White City by Alain Tanner, 1983; Come and Go by João César Monteiro, 2003; Mysteries of Lisbon by Raoul Ruiz, 2010), who was the winner of the very first Raimondo Rezzonico Prize in 2002. Also serving on the jury to assess the twenty or so full-length features in competition will be French actor and director Louis Garrel (The Dreamers by Bernardo Bertolucci, 2003;...

Cannes Film Festival Announces Its Competition Lineup

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  At a press conference held in Paris yesterday, the Cannes Film Festival unveiled the powerhouse lineup for its 64th edition to be held May 11 to 21 in the French Riviera resort town. The list of films playing in the Main Competition section is by a mix of established veterans and strong newcomers. Among the major auteurs represented are such established arthouse names as Pedro Almodovar, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Bruno Dumont, Terrence Malick and Lars Von Trier.   America...

Giorgos Lanthimos' 'Dogtooth' Wins the 'Kingfisher Award'

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   Greek film eg Giorgos Lanthimos' film 'Dogtooth' won the 'Kingfisher Award' first prize at the 21st Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFE) held in Ljubljana 10th to 22nd of November 2010, in Slovenian capital, as explained by judges Goran Vojnović, Charlie Cockey, Frank L. Stavik the film has been awarded due to a creating “a most unique air of disquietude.  Executed with utter meticulousness, the film has been written and directed with accomplished precision. Communicati...

Giorgos Lanthimos' 'Dogtooth' Wins the 'Kingfisher Award'

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Greek film eg Giorgos Lanthimos' film 'Dogtooth' won the 'Kingfisher Award' first prize at the 21st Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFE) held in Ljubljana 10th to 22nd of November 2010, in Slovenian capital, as explained by judges Goran Vojnović, Charlie Cockey, Frank L. Stavik the film has been awarded due to a creating “a most unique air of disquietude. Executed with utter meticulousness, the film has been written and directed with accomplished precision. Communicating its mes...

And the Diff winners are...

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The Durban International Film Festival is pleased to announce that the winner of the Best Feature Film of its 31 st edition is The White Meadows ( Iran ). Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof, the film was lauded by the International Jury as a “timeless and poetic narrative.” “The film conjures up a landscape that is visually stunning and intriguing because it is both harsh and beautiful. It is an enigmatic and poignant political allegory and takes the viewers through a journey on life's ...

Dancing with the Film Stars of Greece in Hollywood

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I have come to the conclusion that the hit TV show “Dancing with the Stars” was inspired by the Greeks. On the 2nd day of the Los Angeles Greek Festival I was dancing through the films in my head. Matt Bolish, the main programmer has projected a personal passion in his choice of films. You feel that you are in Greece and are surprised not to be when you leave the Egyptian theatre and view Hollywood Blvd...You discover that many Greek filmmakers like Periklis Hoursoglou in The Building Manage...

Dancing with the Film Stars of Greece in Hollywood

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Dancing with theStars of Greecein Hollywood I have come to the conclusion that the hit TV show “Dancingwith the Stars” was inspired by the Greeks. On the 2nd day of theLos Angeles Greek Festival I was dancing through the films in my head. Matt Bolish,the main programmer has projected a personal passion in his choice of films.You feel that you are in Greeceand are surprised not to be when you leave the Egyptian theatre and view HollywoodBlvd...You discover that many Greek filmmakers like Per...

Stockholm international filmfest now among BAFTA recognized festivals

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21st Stockholm International Film Festival will take place 17-28 november 2010 The Stockholm International Film Festival is now established as one of the leading competitive film festivals in Europe. It is the only Nordic festival accredited by FIAPF and hosts a FIPRESCI-jury.  Last year 180 films from over 50 countries were presented to more than 130.000 public visitors, 450 journalists and 500 film professionals, directors, producers and actors. Among them were Andrea Arnold, Luc Besson, Lee...

Dogtooth bites twice at Stockholm Awards

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  Dogtooth, Sin Nombre and Precious are the big Winners at the 20th edition of the 2009 Stockholm International Film Festival The jury now presents its selection for the 20th Stockholm International Film Festival. The film that leaves Stockholm with the 16 lb Bronze Horse 2009 comes from Greece, and tells a thought-provoking story that takes us into a nightmarish and metaphorical experiment of manipulation and oppression. The Bronze Horse for best feature 2009 goes to...

Dogtooth, Sin Nombre and Precious are the big Winners in Stockholm

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Dogtooth, Sin Nombre and Precious are the big Winners at the 20th edition of the 2009 Stockholm International Film Festival The jury now presents its selection for the 20th Stockholm International Film Festival. The film that leaves Stockholm with the 16 lb Bronze Horse 2009 comes from Greece, and tells a thought-provoking story that takes us into a nightmarish and metaphorical experiment of manipulation and oppression. The Bronze Horse for best feature 2009 goes to "Dogtooth" by Yorgos Lanthim...

Festival thoughts from Yorgos Lanthimos, the director of Dogtooth.

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Greek provocateur Yorgos Lanthimos stirred up controversy and stunned audiences at Cannes this year with Dogtooth, ultimately walking away with the Un Certain Regard prize. UK audiences can now discover this truly unique film for themselves as it makes its LFF debut on Friday. My time will be spent… watching films, walking the streets of London. You really should see my film because… you saw images of it or you read about it and found it interesting. The first thing that s...

Sarajevo the City of Film

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With this year selection, Sarajevo Film Festival Competition Program has reached certain level after 15 years of existence: the aim that has been discovered, in order to recognize talents and encourage filmmakers under the special production circumstances. The regional production structure has had a lot to deal with production that dramatically changed since the fall of the Berlin Wall. And as it is celebrated the Berlin Wall Fall, the festival is now celebrating the birth of the new cinema ae...

Cannes, Un Certain Regard 2009: 20 films and a few awards

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Un Certain Regard 2009 presented 20 films from 24 directors hailing from 20 different countries. 2 of the works were first films. The program opened on Thursday 14th, with KASI AZ GORBEHAYE IRANI KHABAR NADAREH (No One Knows About Persian Cats) by Bahman Ghobadi. Presided over by Paolo Sorrentino (Director and Sceenwriter - Italy), the Jury was comprised of: Julie GAYET (Actress - France), Uma DA CUNHA (Journalist - India), Marit KAPLA (Festival director Göteborg -Sweden), Piers HANDLING (Festi...

Un Certain Regard : “Dogtooth” by Yorgos Lanthimos

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Un Certain Regard opens its doors to a Greek film today, Dogtooth by  Yorgos Lanthimos. This second feature, following debut film Kinetta in 2005, portrays a deranged, dysfunctional family cut off from the outside world. Living a recluse existence, the three children have no choice but to abide by the rules their father has imposed. The only person allowed to visit is Christina, an employee at the father’s business, to satisfy the sexual urges of the son… Yorgos Lanthim...

Programme Monday May 18h 2009

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COMPÉTITION - Grand Théâtre Lumière 8:30 am, 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm: LOOKING FOR ERIC by Ken Loach – 1h56 11:30am and 10:30pm: ANTICHRIST by Lars Von Trier – 1h44 UN CERTAIN REGARD - Salle Debussy 11:00 am and 4:30 pm: IRENE (Irene) by Alain Cavalier - 1h25 2:00 pm : INDEPENDENCIA by Raya Martin - 1h17 10:00 pm: DOGTOOTH by Yorgos Lanthimos – 1h36 CANNES CLASSICS - Salle Buñuel 3:00 pm: A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY (Gu Ling Jie Shao Nian Sha Ren Shi Jian) by Edward Y...

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