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A Hero, Review: On the see-saw of truth and lies

A Hero, Review: On the see-saw of truth and lies Out on parole, a jailbird becomes a hero overnight, without lifting a finger. It wouldn’t be much of a story if it ended there, and it doesn’t. There are twists and turns, quite like a suspense thriller, only here there is no murder nor any serious crime committed. That’s the operative word. Serious. Is lying a crime? Is repeated lying a serious crime? Is lying to garnish a truth a very serious crime? Iranian master Asghar Far...

RIFF 8, 2022, 06: Rahul Rawail is Best Author, for Raj Kapoor, the Master at Work

RIFF 8, 2022, 06: Rahul Rawail is Best Author, for Raj Kapoor, the Master at Work Somendra Harsh, Founder & Festival Director of the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), stated that "Film director Rahul Rawail will be honoured with the Best Author Award for the book ‘Raj Kapoor - The Master at Work’ at this year's Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF). In the 8th edition of the Rajasthan International Film Festival, a talk show will be organised under...

IFFI 52, 044: Lingui, The Sacred Bonds propagates Gandhian ideals of peace, tolerance and non-violence

IFFI 52, 044: Lingui, The Sacred Bonds propagates Gandhian ideals of peace, tolerance and non-violence Lingui, The Sacred Bonds - an internationally co-produced drama film recounting the story of the sacred relationship between a mother and daughter, and their survival against the harsh laws set by men – won the ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal at IFFI 52. It was an official selection in the competition section at the Cannes Film Festival, 2021. The film is a bold portrayal of female struggle ...

Animation Nights New York is returning to Cannes!

Animation Nights New York is returning to Cannes! We are thrilled to announce our Animation Nights New York 2019 Cannes Program (Screening #44) Offered as an additional opportunity for our filmmakers, we’ve invited project teams from around the world to join us at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, Cannes Court Métrage Short Film Corner. We have selected 18 international animated short films for exhibition as part of the Animation Nights New York 2019 Cannes Program. Films will be avai...

DORI an international model for Film

DORI is a International model, She has worked for Dubai Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Paris Pret in Porter, Milan Fashion Week, London Fashion Week and other fashion shows for the best brands, ...

Video Exclusive: Harvey Weinstein with ex-NY Times investigative reporter AFTER she writes sexual harassment story

  Sharon Waxman founder of The Wrap  at forefront, Harvey Weinstein and Tim Burton   Written by Laurie Gordon   Hollywood's culture of silence, dysfunction and enabling may finally be put to rest or come back up for air after this short commercial break brought to you by The Weinstein Brother (Hands Solo?).   How did Harvey Weinstein end up on a panel moderated by ex-NY Times reporter Sharon Waxman of The Wrap? Or better how did Wa...

They Were Never Really Here - Red Carpet Premiere

  In Lynne Ramsay's kidnapping thriller They Were Never Really Here, Joaquin Phoenix plays a veteran named Joe who has been working under the table as a hired gun, rescuing young girls from sex trafficking rings. After he is hired to save a senator's daughter, Nina, played by Ekaterina Samsonov, he uncovers a plot of corruption and violence. Lynne Ramsay has created an atmospheric and intense thriller that is unlike any other in the genre. She juxtaposes beautifu...

Stars Sparkle At The AMFAR Gala

With every year comes a new Cannes Film Festival and with every Cannes Film Festival comes the prestigious amfAR Gala! The annual amfAR Gala is always a star-studded event and this years gala did not disappoint. With celebs such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Will Smith, Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Chastain, Eva Longoria, and Nicole Kidman it was truly a night to remember. With all the glitz and glamour of the event it's far too easy to lose sight of why everyone gathers together for s...

Who Will Win the Palme D'or?

The bets are open! On Sunday, May 28, one film will win the Palme d'or at the 70th Cannes Film Festival. Two days before the end of the event, the predictions are buzzing around as everyone tries to guess who will win this supreme award of world cinema. 5Chopard  revealed that this year's edition was unique with diamonds and a market value of 25 000€ So far the predicted favorites are Happy End, Les Proies, L'Amant Double, and 120 Beats Per Minute.  ...

Showings tonight - Cannes Film Festival - Day 11

  D'après Une Histoire Vraie - 7:00pm, 1h50 - Grand Théâtre Lumière  Delphine (Emmanuelle Seigner) is a writer who reaches success after publishing a novel dedicated to her mother. She soon starts to receive annonoymous letters accusing her of exposing her family to the public. She suffers from writers block and depression when she meets an interesting and seductive woman (Eva Green) who understands her better than anyone. Directed by Roman Polanski. ...

Aus Dem Nichts - Red Carpet Premiere

Last night was the red carpet showing of Aus Dem Nichts or In The Fade, by it's english title. The film was directed by Faith Akin and starred Diane Kruger as a woman who had just lost her son and husband in a vicious bomb attack set by unknown enemies. Throughout the film, Katja (Kruger) is faced with judgement and scrutiny not only from the police, but also her loved ones, making her period of mourning all taht more difficult. Diane Kruger delivers such a powerful performance as the p...

Showings in competition - Day 10 - Cannes Film Festival

L'amant Double - 7:00pm, 1h47 - Grand Théâtre Lumière  Chloé, a fragile young woman, falls in love with a psychoanalyst named Paul. She moves in with him after a few months and soon realizes that he is hiding apart of his identity. Directed by François Ozon, in competition for the Palme d'Or, Cannes Best Actress, Cannes Best Director, Cannes Best Actor, Cannes Best Screenplay, Cannes Jury Prize, Cannes Grand Prix. Aus Dem Nichts - 10:00pm, 1h59 - ...

Cannes Film Festival Cancels Fireworks and Amps Up Security

In light of the recent terror attack in Manchester, the Cannes Film Festival canceled it's "Spectacle Pyrotechnique" which was set for Tuesday night and fortified an already massive security force surrounding the Palais du Festival. The pyrotechnique display was scheduled in honor of the 70th year of the film festival and set to take place over the bay of Cannes following a retrospective screening and special anniversary dinner. Festival officials thought it prudent to call off ...

Happy End - Red Carpet Premiere

  Last night, I had the oppurtunity to attend the red carpet premiere of the French/Austrian film, Happy End, directed by Michael Haneke and starring Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Toby Jones, and the young Ms. Fantine Harduin.  Happy End is a heartbreaking and introspective story that follows a young girl, Eve (Harduin), who ends up living with her estranged father (Kassovitz) and his wealthy family after her mother attempts suicide. It...

Clint Eastwood Returns To Acting

During a master class at the Cannes Film Festival, film icon Clint Eastwood said that after a five year hiatus he will return to acting in front of the camera. This announcment was met by a three-minute long ovation for those lucky enough to be in attendance. Eastwood's last on-screen performance was in 2012 for the film "Trouble With the Curve." alongside Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake. The 86 year old actor director said he missed performing "once in a while but not often...

Cannes Stands #withrefugees

May 21st on Plage 45, The UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency) and IEFTA (The International Emerging Film Talent Association) hosted a party to discuss their cause, and the film they made which focuses on refugees and raising awareness to their daily struggles. The party was light and happy but the cause behind the party has a much more serious tone. Thousands of people are dying on the sea as they try to flee their homeland, and the UNHCR and IEFTA put out a film including a music video, 'Dange...

Hot from the trades - Moomins heads to Chinese screens

  'The Moomins' are beloved Finnish storybook characters and their next motion picture adaptation, the stop-motion animated Moomins and the Winter Wonderland has landed a Chinese theatrical release in a deal made at Cannes. Los Angeles-based Global Genesis Group made the deal with Hong Kong's Spring Era Films and is produced by Finnish film company Filmkompaniet and Poland's Animoon. Global Gensis will be in charge of the worldwide sales.   - Manette Asta...

BUFF 2017 British Urban Film Festival Cannes News Conference set for Friday 26 May

Memo to all journalists, film critics, bloggers and other accredited attendees of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.   London, 21/05/2017 For immediate release: The British Urban Film Festival invites you to attend the BUFF 2017 Cannes Press Conference on Friday 26 May, 10.00am - 12noon, at the Hotel Amarante Cannes (Matisse Room). The address is 78, Boulevard Carnot, 06400 Cannes, France. Speaking at the press conference will be BUFF CEO and founder Emmanuel Anyi...

Industry in Focus - The Profession of Casting

International Casting Panel - 70th Cannes Film Festival - May 21st, 2017 - American Pavilion  

Refugee Voices In Film Screening

  The Refugee Voices in Film screening was located at the Doc Corner in the Palais, at 10 am, May 21st. A series of blocks of videos were presented, each with different themes and voices. Part One was focused on the stories of refugees and their traumatic experiences, showing the pain and suffering they have to go through while they try to live their lives.  Part two showed the making of a music video, called "Dangerous Crossings", which was sung with multiple singers fro...

Wind River- Review

Wind River A film by Taylor Sheridan, Wind River brings attention to the dangerous lives of Native American woman, and life on a reservation. With Jeremey Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, this movie never had a dull moment. Not once did I wonder how much time it had left, or even steer away in my mind to think about something else. However, some very violent parts of the film were extemely hard to watch. The story was powerful and on multiple occasions I found myself moved to tears.  O...

Wind River Review

  Last night I was able to attend a showing of Wind River at the Debussy Theatre, where part of the cast, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, and Julia Jones, and the director, Taylor Sheridan, aslo arrived. It was a stunning picture and the performances by Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner were impressive. The film is set in an isolated snowy town in Wyoming and it follows a hunter, Corey Lambert (Renner), who helps a rookie FBI agent, Jane Banner (Olsen), after Lambert uncovers the body of...

Wonderful and Imaginary Film Festival Cocktail Party

The Wonderful and Imaginary Film Festival founded by Benedicte Beaugeois will be hosting a cocktail party at the St. Petersburg-Clearwater film pavilion today, May 20th from 17h to 19h! A unique festival, celebrating many things such as wonder, dreams, imagination, magic, fables, fairy tales, poetry, mystical and legendary, and so much more. It brings a different feel to the Cannes Film Festival with the light-heartedness of the event, and it will allow you to open your mind to more extr...

Galeries Lafayette Flash Fashion Show

The Galeries Lafayette Flash Fashion Show happened on May 18th from 16h-17h30. Brands that were represented were Galeries Lafayette, Jodhpur, Calvin Klein, Michael Kohrs, Morgan, among many others. It was a combination of a fashion show and youth model competition, involving Mayor David Lismard, who made an appearance and gave a speech. Many spectators came to watch this event, and were excited to see performances such as choreographed dances, a tasteful pole dancing show, and models perf...

Thai Night in Cannes on May 18th

Welcome to Thai Night in Cannes!  Royal Princess of Thailand, Ubolrutana Rajakanya, will be presiding over Thai Night 2017  "Where Films Come Alive". This event celebrates the Thai Cinema Industry and will be held at the Grand Salon, Intercontinental Carlton, Cannes.  - Elaine DeHart ...


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