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Romanian Oscar Entry 'Morgen' at PSIFF

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    Question: What do you get when you mix ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ (USA, 1987) and ‘The Visitor’ (USA, 2007), minus all sex and violence? Answer: Something a little bit like ‘MORGEN’ (2010, Romania) by Romanian director Marian Crisan, but also totally different.   There is almost nil violence in this film; rather, it is paradoxical in its nature using a very tough subject of much heated contention and portraying it in such a gracef...

MORGEN at SFF 2011

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MORGEN (2010) screened 'IN FOCUS' at this year's Sarajevo Film Festival, SFF, 2011. Director Marian Crisan attended the festival in support of his multiple award winning film. To read more about the film at SFF: http://www.sff.ba/film/show/id/1585 Read below a review of the film MORGEN.  This definitely seems to be a year full of films about the ever increasing global situation of international border crossing… from ‘For A Moment, Freedom’ (2009, Iran) to ‘Illeg...

'Morgen' at CPHPIX 2011

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  MORGEN screens at this year's Copenhagen film festival... Let's hear it for Romanian cinema! This definitely seems to be a year full of films about the ever increasing global situation of international border crossing… from ‘For A Moment, Freedom’ (2009, Iran) to ‘Illegal’ (2010, Belgium) to ‘The Albanian’ (2010, Germany) and the internationally award-winning film 'Morgen’ (2010, Romania) by director Marian Crisan. While each film shows its unique and...

Today, 'Morgen', by Marian Crisan

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  This definitely seems to be a year full of films about the ever increasing global situation of international border crossing… from ‘For A Moment, Freedom’ (2009, Iran) to ‘Illegal’ (2010, Belgium) to ‘The Albanian’ (2010, Germany) and the internationally award-winning film ‘Morgen’ (2010, Romania) by director Marian Crisan. While each film shows its unique and gripping personal story, ‘Morgen’ surprises through its expressive simplicity.   ...

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards has unveiled the International Jury members presided by Puttnam

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  The Asia Pacific Screen Awards has unveiled the International Jury members who will join previously announced President, Lord David Puttnam, for the fourth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards to be held on the Gold Coast, Australia, on December 2. Lord David Puttnam, Academy Award winner and producer of Chariots of Fire, The Mission and The Killing Fields, has assembled a Jury of highly experienced industry professionals from across the globe. They are: ...

Frankie D: An Interview with Rosemary Edelman

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By Nicole Holland Writer/Director/Producer Rosemary Edelman’s film lineage dates back to Hollywood’s Golden Age. Her father, Louis F. Edelman, produced some of the well-known classics: I’ll See You in My Dreams (Doris Day), Operation Pacific (John Wayne), The Big Trees (Kirk Douglas), The West Point Story (James Cagney, Doris Day), Once Upon a Time (Cary Grant), You Were Never Lovelier (Fred Astair, Rita Hayworth) and The Barbara Stanwyck Show. In addition, he wrote The Big ...

Cape Winelands Film Festival at the Labia Theatres

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Since the first edition the Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF) has significantly grown in size and international participation. South African cinephiles will have an opportunity to see a rich diversity of films from more than 35 countries including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Belgium, Burkina Faso, the USA, Canada, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Palestine, the UK, Netherlands, Portugal, Italy, France, India, Thailand, Turkey, Slovenia, Switzerland, Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Russia,...

Che to open Fantasporto: a first look at the line up

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Steven Soderbergh's Che will open the festival on February 20th at the Rivoli theatre, following a short film presentation of The Wolf Man Che was screened as a single film at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, where Del Toro won the Best Actor Award. IFC Films, which holds all North American rights to Che, initially released the combined film for one week on December 12, 2008 in New York City and Los Angeles in order to qualify for the year's Academy Awards. Because of good box-office returns, the ...

2008, a record year for French cinema abroad

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French films attracted close to 78 million spectators abroad in 2008 (provisional figures). According to Unifrance estimates...   French films attracted close to 78 million spectators abroad in 2008 (provisional figures). According to Unifrance estimates, the final figure is expected to cross the 80 million admissions mark. French film production reached an all-time high in 2008, outshining the exceptional year of 2005 (76 million admissions). Moreover, movie attendance ...

Gomorrah by Matteo Garrone: Festival Film of the year Nominee

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Gomorrah by Matteo Garrone Directed by: Matteo Garrone Written by: Roberto Saviano (book) Produced by: Domenico Procacci, Laura Paolucci Cast: Toni Servillo, Salvatore Abruzzese, Simone Sacchettino, Salvatore Ruocco, Gianfranco Imparato   Synopsis: Power, money and blood: these are the values that the residents of the province of Naples and Caserta confront every day. They have practically no choice, and are forced to obey the rules of the “System,” the Camorra. O...

A New Author Film Festival - Lynch Wenders and Madonna

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Lets not forget that this festival, established 14 years ago, the Festival of New Author Films www.faf.rs in Belgrade Serbia honouring the different type of festival audience respecting two aspects: looking at the new possibilities of motion picture expressions and renewing classical patterns of film narrative in the changed technological and civilization context. Beside the homage showcase of  Zivojin Pavlovic one of the most important Serbian filmmakers and the French philosopher and most...

A New Author Film Festival - Lynch Wenders and Madonna

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Lets not forget that this festival, established 14 years ago, the Festival of New Author Films www.faf.rs in Belgrade Serbia honouring the different type of festival audience respecting two aspects: looking at the new possibilities of motion picture expressions and renewing classical patterns of film narrative in the changed technological and civilization context. Beside the homage showcase of Zivojin Pavlovic one of the most important Serbian filmmakers and the French philosopher and most infl...

African Diaspora Film Festival to open November 28th , 2008

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      Gospel Hill will open the 16th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival to be held in six venues in Manhattan from November 28 to December 14, 2008. The directorial debut of Giancarlo Esposito, this year’s ADFF Opening Night film will be one of 50 New York City premieres among 86 titles representing 40 countries. In this romantic drama with a stellar cast that includes Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, Julia Stiles, Adam...

NEWSLETTER N° 366: May 28, 2008

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Filmfestivals.com and CFC Media Lab, Telefilm Canada in partnership with The Hollywood Reporter, Moving Pictures, Film & Festivals Magazine and Cineuropa.org are proud to present another installment of our Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Cannes Film Festival. This year 3rd installation of the Salon includes included - The Blockbuster Pane...

Arnaud Desplechin wil open French Cinema Now in SF

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The San Francisco Film Society, in association with the French-American Cultural Society, the French Consulate of San Francisco and Unifrance USA, presents French Cinema Now (October 8 - 12, Landmark's Clay Theatre, 2261 Fillmore at Clay), an inaugural festival dedicated to celebrating the best in contemporary French cinema. The latest expansion in the Film Society's year-round programming, this new addition to the fall schedule focuses on bringing the most significant new work from one of the w...

TIFF Market Watch: SERBIS

Friday, September 5--------One of the first announcements of a US distribution deal was made today, on the first day of full out screenings here at the Toronto International Film Festival. Regent Releasing, a leading independent U.S. distributor, announcedthat it has acquired North American distribution rights to Serbis (Service), the new film from acclaimed Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza.  Regent acquired the film from international sales agent Fortissimo Films and will distribute Ser...

NY independent film and video festival announces its fall dates

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New Yorkers in need of an indie film fix will be happy to hear that The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) has announced their slate of films, parties, and red carpet premieres. NYIIFVF runs from September 18 – 25 in Manhattan and will showcase a diverse range of features, shorts, documentaries and animations from all over the globe. The opening night kick-off party takes place at the new 1930’s themed Hollywood club, Mansion (530 W28th Street) on Sep 18th f...

Special Presentations At Toronto FF

 Thursday, August 28------The Toronto International Film Festival, which starts next week, has a good number of gala presentations on tap, featuring the newest works from such critically acclaimed directors as Kathryn Bigelow, Spike Lee and Paolo Sorrentino and featuring performances by such diverse talents as John Malkovich, Viggo Mortensen, Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce, John Leguizamo, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Michael Cera. In Disgrace by Australian director Steve Jacobs, Australia, cult actor...

Robert de Niro to be honored in Karlovy Vary

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Robert De Niro to be honored with the Crystal Globe at the 43rd KVIFF Respected Actor to receive Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at opening night tribute gala Preeminent Actor, director and producer Robert De Niro, two-time Academy Award® winner, four-time Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe winner, will receive the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema at the 43rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the famous spa town of Karlovy Va...

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