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NEWSLETTER N° 479: October 7, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 479: October 7, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film professionn...

BUDDHA MOUNTAIN (dir Li Yu) To Complete The 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival Competition Line-Up

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BUDDHA MOUNTAIN now completes the competition line-up of the 23rd edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival ((東京国際映画祭) which will take place from the 23rd to 31st of October. BUDDHA MOUNTAIN is Li Yu's already nominated feature in Taiwan; set in the mountainous region around Chengdu, it tells the story of a retired opera singer and her boarding tenants, a rock singer and a student who has run away from home after a fight with his father. Tokyo Competition LineupAnd Peace o...

BUDDHA MOUNTAIN (dir Li Yu) to complete Tokyo Film Fest

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BUDDHA MOUNTAIN (dir Li Yu) To Complete The 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival Competition Line-UpBUDDHA MOUNTAIN now completes the competition line-up of the 23rd edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival ((東京国際映画祭) which will take place from the 23rd to 31st of October. BUDDHA MOUNTAIN is Li Yu's already nominated feature in Taiwan; set in the mountainous region around Chengdu, it tells the story of a retired opera singer and her boar...

“Le soleil derrière les nuages: La lutte pour la liberté du Tibet " Interview with Film Directors: Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam

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“Le soleil derrière les nuages: La lutte pour la liberté du Tibet " Ouvertures le 31 Mars 2010 au Forum du film Récemment a Palm Springs, Festival du Film International, s'est tenue des projections a caractéristiques chinoises du 5 au 18 Janvier 2010, "Cité de vie et de mort” et “Vite,Vite, Lentement”, qui ont été retirés du festival du film pour etre gérée par le groupe du Film de l’Etat Chinois afin de protester contre le choix du festival et pour montrer" ...

“The Sun Behind The Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom

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“The Sun Behind The Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom”Opens March 31st, 2010 at “Film Forum”Recently, at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, held this past January 5-18, 2010, screenings of Chinese features, “City of Life and Death” and “Quick, Quick, Slow”, were taken out of the film festival by the state-run China Film Group in order to protest the festival’s choice to show the “The Sun Behind The Clouds”, which takes on a unique Tibetan perspective on the...

"The Sun Behind The Clouds: Tibet's Struggle For Freedom" Interview with Directors: Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam

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“The Sun Behind The Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom”Opens March 31st, 2010 at “Film Forum”  Recently, at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, held this past January 5-18, 2010, screenings of Chinese features, “City ofLife and Death” and “Quick, Quick, Slow”, were taken out of the film festival by the state-run China Film Group in order to protest the festival’s choice to show the “The Sun Behind The Clouds”, which takes on  a unique Tibetan perspective on...

Trailer of the EU Film Festival 2009

The trailer of the EU Film Festival 2009, which showcased 26 films from 26 EU countries in November 2009 in Beijing, Chengdu (Sichuan province) and Nanjing (Jiangsu province).

Opening Night of the EU Film Festival in Chengdu

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The EU Film Festival Opening took place on November 19 in Chengdu. The cocktail took place at the Sofitel Chengdu. Mikael Pulch, Deputy Head of Delegation of the European Commission to China, Cheng Xiaolin, Director General of Chengdu Administration of Radio & Television, Zhang Kangmei, Vice Director General of Chengdu Administration of Radio & Television, Zhang Decai, Director of the communication department of Chengdu Administration of Radio & Television, Zhang Yarong from Chengdu Stellar Film...

Belgium film director in China for the EU Film Festival

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At the Invitation of the Délégation Wallonie-Bruxelles in China, the director of the Belgium film “Formidable”, Dominique Standaert, traveled to Beijing and Chengdu to participate to the EU Film Festival's events. On Tuesday November 24, Dominique Standaert had a master class at the Communication University of China in Beijing in front of forty students. On Wednesday November 25,  Dominique Standaert presented his film at the Italian Istitute of Culture (It...

Images from the Opening Night of the EU Film Festival in Chengdu, in the Sichuan province

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The EU Film Festival Opening took place on November 19 in Chengdu. The cocktail took place at the Sofitel Chengdu. Mikael Pulch, Deputy Head of Delegation of the European Commission to China, Cheng Xiaolin, Director General of Chengdu Administration of Radio & Television, Zhang Kangmei, Vice Director General of Chengdu Administration of Radio & Television, Zhang Decai, Director of the communication department of Chengdu Administration of Radio & Television, Zhang Yarong from ...

The second edition of the EU Film Festival in China: already a success!

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About 40 screenings already took place at the Brodway Cinematheque Moma, the French Cultural Center (Centre Culturel Français), the Ullens Center of Contemporary Art (UCCA), the Cervantes Institute (Instituto Cervantes), the Italian Institute of Culture (Istituto Italiano di Cultura) and the Cinema of the Polish Embassy. The audience is at 90% Chinese, and all age and social categories are represented. Most of them do not understand the language spoken in the film. There are always more...

European Union Film Festival in China

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The second Annual Film Festival of the European Union (EU) will be held in China from November 5 to December 4, 2009 respectively in Beijing and Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province (southwest). The festival, supported by the Swedish Presidency, invites the 27 countries member of the EU to present a recent, popular and successful film. The films which will be presented include "Mozart in China" from Austria, "Wonderful" from Belgium and "Fighte...

2nd Annual European Union Film Festival in China

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Following the great success of the first Annual EU Film Festival in China, held in Beijing in December 2008, we are pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual EU Film Festival in China will take place from November 5th to December 4th, 2009. This year the film festival is expanding and will take place in two cities: Beijing and Chengdu. The Ambassador of Sweden Mikael Lindström and EU Ambassador Serge Abou will hold a press conference to launch the festival in Beijing: Time: Wednesday 14th...

European Union Film Festival in China

Annual EU Film Festival in China since 2008. This year the film festival is expanding and will take place in three cities: Beijing, Chengdu and Xi'an.

Sichuan TV festival

With nine successful festivals staged over a nearly 20-year period, the Sichuan TV Festival (SCTVF), established in 1991, is dedicated to discovering new topics, creating new content, introducing new formats, and offering new services.

Sheffield International Docu Film Fest announces line up

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Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival (Doc/Fest) is delighted to announce the film line-up for 2008. The acclaimed festival, which runs from 5-9 November, will boast more than 100 films from the hottest directors from around the world.This year, the festival will embrace the excitement of the US presidential elections with a series of films on Regime Change: documentaries that explore the effects of a shift of power. Following on from the success of last year, Doc/Fest 08 will also ...

Vancouver Film Festival reveals line up of 47 features

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Festival Director Alan Franey and programmers Tony Rayns and Shelly Kraicer today announced that the 27th annual Vancouver International Film Festival will feature a total of 47 features, 5 mid-length films and 23 shorts in the Festival's cornerstone Dragons & Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia program. Again presented this year thanks to the generous support of Brad Birarda, the Dragons & Tigers program is one of the pre-eminent showcases of East Asian films in the world. The series will feature ...

In Competition: "24 City" by Jia Zhangke

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The film Chinese director Jia Zhangke, President of the Cinéfondation and short films Jury in 2007, is at the Festival with 24 City, a feature screening in Competition. The title refers to a luxury condominium community in Chengdu, built on the site of an old factory and the workers' housing which used to surround it. Jia Zhangke, who was in Official Selection in 2002 for Unknown Pleasures, and awarded the Golden Lion at the 63rd Venice Film Festival in 2006 for Still Life, had this to say...

Programme du festival dimanche 18 mai : Séances du lendemain

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SEANCE DU LENDEMAIN 12.30 ER SHI SI CHENG JI (24 City) (1h52)de Jia Zhangke SynopsisChengdu, aujourd'hui. L'usine 420 et sa cité ouvrière modèle disparaissent pour laisser place à un complexe d'appartements de luxe : "24 City". Trois générations, huit personnages: anciens ouvriers, nouveaux riches chinois, entre nostalgie du socialisme passé pour les anciens et désir de réussite pour les jeunes, leur histoire est l'Histoire de la Chine.13.00 TOKYO SONATA (1h59) de Kurosa...

Programme Festival samedi 17 mai, catégorie : En compétition et Hors compétition

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  En compétition8.30 - 22.00 LINHA DE PASSE (1h48)de Walter Salles, Daniela ThomasPrésentationRéalisé par : Walter SALLES Daniela THOMAS Pays : BRESIL Année : 2008 Durée : 108 minutes Equipe techniqueWalter SALLES - Réalisation Leandro LIMA - Son Livía SERPA - Montage Daniela THOMAS - Réalisation Gustavo SANTAOLALLA - Musique Gustavo GIANI - Montage Daniela THOMAS - Scénario et dialogues George MOURA - Scénario et dialogues Mauro PINHEIRO JR, ABC - Images Bráulio MANTOVANI - Scénar...

Nanking '37 at Seattle '07 Shocking reconstruction of the rape of a city

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Directed in tandem by Bill Gutenburg and Dan Sturman, "NANKING" (USA 2007, RT, 91 minutes, in Mandarin, English and Japanese) is a startling and shocking reconstruction of a gigantic atrocity perpetrated by the Japanese army in China nearly 70 years ago, but presented in part by leading actors as if it were taking place today. The result, graphically depicting the sack and destruction of the city along with the indiscriminate bestial massacre of just about the entire civilian population, is a p...

NY Explorers fest celebrates scientific exploration

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2004 The Explorers Club's 2004 Documentary Film Festival is a day-long celebration of the best in films on the subjects of Scientific Exploration, Field Research, Wildlife and Conservation. The Explorers Club Documentary Film Festival represents a continuation and extension of the Club’s longstanding mission, as we seek to honor filmmakers who share our vision for, and commitment to, a healthier planet in the 21st century. The Festival will be held at The Explorers Club'...

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