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Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!

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  On May 21st, 2012 at the 65th Cannes Film Festival, docu-director Candida Brady and Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons presented their film ‘TRASHED’ (2012) in the Salle Bunuel theater to press. The film is about the horrific state of plastic and garbage, the ever looming and impossible to ignore eco-crises of our planet, which is being consumed by its own waste. Q and A with Jeremy Irons. Q: Where does your desire to make this environmental documentary come from? ...

Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!

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  On May 21st, 2012 at the 65th Cannes Film Festival, docu-director Candida Brady and Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons presented their film ‘TRASHED’ (2012) in the Salle Bunuel theater to press. The film is about the horrific state of plastic and garbage, the ever looming and impossible to ignore eco-crises of our planet, which is being consumed by its own waste.   Q and A with Jeremy Irons.   Q: Where does your desire to make this environmental ...

Abu Dhabi Film Commission Announces 30% Tax Rebate at 65th Cannes Film Festival

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At the 65th Cannes Film Festival, the Abu Dhabi Film Commission announced its launch of a 30% cash rebate on production spend for any films or media to be shot in Abu Dhabi. This tax incentive will begin on September 1, 2012 and will be the first filming rebate of its kind in the Middle East region. Applications for the rebate must be made 20 days prior to filming and is valid for up to two months after the receipt of official rebate certificate. This includes almost all methods of media...

Abu Dhabi Film Commission Announces 30% Tax Rebate at 65th Cannes Film Festival

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At the 65th Cannes Film Festival, the Abu Dhabi Film Commission announced its launch of a 30% cash rebate on production spend for any films or media to be shot in Abu Dhabi. This tax incentive will begin on September 1, 2012 and will be the first filming rebate of its kind in the Middle East region. Applications for the rebate must be made 20 days prior to filming and is valid for up to two months after the receipt of official rebate certificate. This includes almost all methods of media...

Interview with director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY

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Director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY, director of the Golden Globe winning film ‘RUNAWAY TRAIN’ (1986), held a master class on May 21st in Cannes. Read below interview with the director during the 65th Cannes Film Festival.     Q: Was it easier to make your second film?   Andrei: Easy? Nothing is easy. To make films is difficult anyway, even to make bad films. As a matter of fact, to make bad films its as difficult to make as good. The difference is very little and it&r...

Interview with director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY at Cannes

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Director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY, director of the Golden Globe winning film ‘RUNAWAY TRAIN’ (1986), held a master class on May 21st in Cannes. Read below interview with the director during the 65th Cannes Film Festival. Q: Was it easier to make your second film? Andrei: Easy? Nothing is easy. To make films is difficult anyway, even to make bad films. As a matter of fact, to make bad films its as difficult to make as good. The difference is very little and it’s not money or...

JAGTEN (THE HUNT, 2012) at 65th Cannes

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On May 20th, the film ‘JAGTEN’ (‘THE HUNT’ 2012) premiered at the 65th Cannes Film Festival in Official Competition. A press conference was held with Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, screenwriter Tobias Lindholm and cast Mads Mikkelsen and Susse Wold.   Excerpt from ‘THE HUNT’ (2012) press conference at 65th Cannes Film Festival: Q to Mads: First of all we loved seeing you as a brute in ‘Valhalla Rising’ (2009) but also are thrilled when you do a c...

JAGTEN (THE HUNT, 2012) at 65th Cannes

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  On May 20th, the film ‘JAGTEN’ (‘THE HUNT’ 2012) premiered at the 65th Cannes Film Festival in Official Competition. A press conference was held with Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, screenwriter Tobias Lindholm and cast Mads Mikkelsen and Susse Wold.   Excerpt from ‘THE HUNT’ (2012) press conference at 65th Cannes Film Festival: Q to Mads: First of all we loved seeing you as a brute in ‘Valhalla Rising’ (2009) but also are thrilled when you do a ...

MISS LOVELY (2012) in Un Certain Regard at 65th Cannes. An Interview.

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  India’s alternative film MISS LOVELY (2012) screened at the 65th Cannes Film Festival in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ official selection. The film’s director Ashim Ahluwalia with actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anil George and Niharika Singh attended screenings and held interviews. Read interview below with MISS LOVELY cast members Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Anil George:     ME: Was it difficult to land this role or had the director written it for you? N...

MISS LOVELY (2012) in Un Certain Regard at 65th Cannes. An Interview.

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  India’s alternative film MISS LOVELY (2012) screened at the 65th Cannes Film Festival in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ official selection. The film’s director Ashim Ahluwalia with actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anil George and Niharika Singh attended screenings and held interviews. Read interview below with MISS LOVELY cast members Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Anil George: ME: Was it difficult to land this role or had the director written it for you? Nawazuddin: I did a movie...

'Thai Night Cannes 2012'

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    'Thai Night' On Friday, May 18th, 2012, her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi spoke to press and invited guests at the prestigious ‘Thai Night’ event during the 65th Cannes Film Festival. The event took place at the Grand Salon of the Intercontinental Carlton and was held to honor and promote filmmaking in Thailand. New Thai Cinema has recently put itself on the map with a burgeoning of national Thai cinema which became mo...

Thai Night Cannes 2012

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'Thai Night' On Friday, May 18th, 2012, her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi spoke to press and invited guests at the prestigious ‘Thai Night’ event during the 65th Cannes Film Festival. The event took place at the Grand Salon of the Intercontinental Carlton and was held to honor and promote filmmaking in Thailand. New Thai Cinema has recently put itself on the map with a burgeoning of national Thai cinema which became most famous with the 2010 ...

PAINTED SKIN II press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.

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  Asian film ‘Painted Skin II’ takes Cannes by storm. Saturday May, 19th ‘PAINTED SKIN II’ (2012) held a press conference to debut this ambitious new Chinese epic.   DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER OF ‘THE PAINTED SKIN II’ SPEAK: “We wanted the have the best actors possible and the best kind of digital effects possible which took four years and after doing this we really wanted to come here to Cannes to present our work for the past four years. "...

PAINTED SKIN II press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.

Interviews with cast of 'PAINTED SKIN II' (2012) press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.   photo by Vanessa McMahon

'PAINTED SKIN II' (2012) press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival

Cast of 'PAINTED SKIN II' (2012) press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.   photo by Vanessa McMahon

PAINTED SKIN II press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.

PAINTED SKIN II press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.   photo by Vanessa McMahon

PAINTED SKIN II press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival

PAINTED SKIN II press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival...   photo by Vanessa McMahon

PAINTED SKIN II press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival

PAINTED SKIN II press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival... PAINTED SKIN II PRESS: Directed by Wuershan and starring award-winning Chinese actress Zhou Xun (who recently completed a starring role in the epic international production "Cloud Atlas" with Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Halle Berry and Susan Sarandon), PAINTED SKIN II is a multi-million dollar fantasy film that explores the choices people make when f

PAINTED SKIN II press conference, Cannes 2012

PAINTED SKIN II press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival... PAINTED SKIN II PRESS: Directed by Wuershan and starring award-winning Chinese actress Zhou Xun (who recently completed a starring role in the epic international production "Cloud Atlas" with Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Halle Berry and Susan Sarandon), PAINTED SKIN II is a multi-million dollar fantasy film that explores the choices people m

‘BAAD EL MAWKEAA’ (‘AFTER THE BATTLE’, 2012) Cannes presentation

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BAAD EL MAWKEAA (AFTER THE BATTLE) at Cannes 2012

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   The French-Egyptian co-production ‘BAAD EL MAWKEAA’ (‘AFTER THE BATTLE’, 2012) held its world premier at the 65th Cannes film festival in competition. Egytian director Yousry Nasrallah and cast attended a press conference on May 17th, 2012. Read an excerpt of the conference below: Q: Did you have the feeling that you might have consequences from making this movie? Nahed: Yes. With every movie. But I feel an artist freedom and I enjoy it so I can’t fight. Q:...

‘BAAD EL MAWKEAA’ (‘AFTER THE BATTLE’, 2012)

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'LA PLAYA D.C.' at 65th Cannes Film Festival

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The Columbian, Brazilian and French co-production film ‘LA PLAYA D.C.’ (2012) by Columbian director Juan Andrés Arango held its world premier last week in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section of the 65th Cannes Film Festival. I held an interview with Juan the day after his first screening, which had been successfully met with ardent applause. ME: You have a new movie from Columbia called: LA PLAYA (2012) that has just opened here at Cannes. Can you tell us about it? ...

'LA PLAYA D.C.' at 65th Cannes Film Festival

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   The Columbian, Brazilian and French co-production film ‘LA PLAYA D.C.’ (2012) by Columbian director Juan Andrés Arango held its world premier last week in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section of the 65th Cannes Film Festival. I held an interview with Juan the day after his first screening, which had been successfully met with ardent applause.     ME: You have a new movie from Columbia called: LA PLAYA (2012) that has just opened here at Cannes. Can you t...

‘LA PLAYA D.C.’ (2012) by Columbian director Juan Andrés ARANGO

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   The Columbian, Brazilian and French co-production film ‘LA PLAYA D.C.’ (2012) by Columbian director Juan Andrés ARANGO held its world premier last week in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section of the 65th Cannes Film Festival. I held an interview with Juan the day after his first screening, which had been successfully met with ardent applause.     ME: You have a new movie from Columbia called: LA PLAYA (2012) that has just opened here at Cannes. Can you t...
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