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Fisco's French Cinema Now to close with The Class (cannes winner)

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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), a five-day festival dedicated to celebrating the best in contemporary French cinema. This new addition to the Film Society's fall programming debuts in style with Arnaud Desplechin in attendance to introduce his latest on October 8, and Laurent Cantet's Cannes Palme d'Or winner clos...

And the Palme d'Or goes to Laurent Cantet (entre les murs)

      At long last The Palm d'Or goes to a local film Betweens the wall: a French Palm much awaited for the past 21 years (The last helmer to receive some gold in the Palais was Maurice Pialat in 1987 for "Under the Sun of Satan" - Sous le soleil de Satan.)The official Jury of this 61st Fesival de Cannes, présided over by Sean Penn, revealed this evening the Prize winners during the closing Ceremony. Édouard Baer hosted Robert de Niro on the stage of the...

And the Palme d'Or goes to Laurent Cantet

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And the Palme d'Or goes to Laurent Cantet (Entre les murs) At long last a French Palm much awaited for the past 21 years (last to receive was Maurice Pialat in 1987 for "Under the Sun of Satan" - Sous le soleil de Satan.The official Jury of this 61st Fesival de Cannes, présided over by Sean Penn, revealed this evening the Prize winners during the closing Ceremony. Édouard Baer hosted Robert de Niro on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière to award the Palme d’or to the best film among th...

No Country for Old Men will launch Fantasporto fantastic lineup

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Dario Argento, Asia Argento, Takashi Miike, Guillermo Del Toro, Kim Ki Duk, Tsui Hark, the Coen Brothers, Frank Darabont, Stephen King, Lars Von Trier, Fernando Lopes, Max Von Sydow, Kelly LeBrock, Olivie Assayas, Michael Madsen, John Ventimiglia, Johnnie To, among others Once again Fantasporto will be the meeting point of the cream of the world cinema. The biggest names in the world of cinema again return with their latest productions. As the guilty one always returns to the site of the crime, ...

Fantasporto will be the meeting point of the cream of the world cinema

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Dario Argento, Asia Argento, Takashi Miike, Guillermo Del Toro, Kim Ki Duk, Tsui Hark, the Coen Brothers, Frank Darabont, Stephen King, Lars Von Trier, Fernando Lopes, Max Von Sydow, Kelly LeBrock, Olivie Assayas, Michael Madsen, John Ventimiglia, Johnnie To, among others Once again Fantasporto will be the meeting point of the cream of the world cinema. The biggest names in the world of cinema again return with their latest productions. As the guilty one always returns to the site of the crime, ...

Cannes got U2 but Berlin scores Scorsese & the Stones for the opening

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With the world premiere of the Rolling Stones concert film, Shine a Light by Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese, the 58th Berlin International Film Festival will open tomorrow, February 7, 2008. Director Martin Scorsese, and Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood are all coming to Berlin to attend this big event. Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the Festival together with Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann, Governing Mayo...

Cannes got U2 but Berlin scores Scorsese & the Stones

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With the world premiere of the Rolling Stones concert film, Shine a Light by Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese, the 58th Berlin International Film Festival will open tomorrow, February 7, 2008. Director Martin Scorsese, and Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood are all coming to Berlin to attend this big event. Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the Festival together with Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann, Governing Mayo...

Behind the Scenes from Choppard and the Palme d'or at Cannes

Behind the Scenes from Choppard and the Palme d'or at Cannes, the other festival that Choppard sponsors!             The stress behind the shine: minor mishaps and long delays are the order of the day for the organizers. But thanks to their secrets and sleights of hand, all we saw was the show! In 2001, the Cannes Festival nearly ended without one if its leading lights: the Golden Palm. After being held for the entire duration of t...

Berlinale 2008: Oscar winner Costa-Gavras to be Jury President

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The Greek-French director Costa-Gavras will be the President of the International Jury of the Berlinale 2008.The Greek-born director, now living in France, is one of the most renowned representatives of dedicated, political film. His works have received many awards; his film Z is widely considered one of the classics of political cinema. Costa-Gavras is also President of the French Cinemathèque.“I am very pleased that we have been able to win over such a great director as Costa-Gavras as Jury...

Berlinale 2008: Oscar winner Costa-Gavras to be Jury President

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The Greek-French director Costa-Gavras will be the President of the International Jury of the Berlinale 2008. The Greek-born director, now living in France, is one of the most renowned representatives of dedicated, political film. His works have received many awards; his film Z is widely considered one of the classics of political cinema. Costa-Gavras is also President of the French Cinemathèque. “I am very pleased that we have been able to win over such a great director as Costa-Gavras as Ju...

IFFI Goa takes off India's west coast at Goa Today

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Panjim, GOA INDIA, November 23: The 38th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-07) takes off later today in the former Portuguese colony of Goa, on the west coast of India.Mainstream Indian Bollywood film actor Shahrukh Khan will be the chief guest, scheduled for Friday evening (India is five-and-half hours ahead UTC).The inaugural lamp -- a traditional mark of inaugurations done in India -- will be lit with the assistance of Priyamani, a rising star of southern cinema. Inaugural function ...

Oscar Winner Delbert Mann, Director of MARTY

 Tuesday, November 20----------Delbert Mann, who directed the acclaimed live TV production of  MARTY, the classic tale of a lonely Bronx butcher by pioneering television scenarist Paddy Chayefsky, and then won an Academy Award for the 1955 movie version, passed away last week at the age of 87. MARTY, which was the first and most successful of the television-to-film-adaptations, was one of the most celebrated films of the 1950s, winning Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor (Ernest Borgnine), B...

Goa Film festival to open with 4 Months, 3 weeks...

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The Romanian winner of the Palme d'Or and the FIPRESCI Award at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days", will be the opening movie of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which begins in Goa Nov 23.The film is set in communist Romania in the final years of the Nicolae Ceausescu era. It tells the tragic story of two students, roommates in the university dormitory, who try to arrange an illegal abortion for one of them in the late 1980s.After making its worldwide d...

Riding The New Wave of Romanian Cinema

 Monday, October 22---------On Saturday, veteran film journalist Nick Roddick led a provocative discussion on the sudden emergence of film gems from what had seemed like a most unlikely source: Romania. 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS, 2 DAYS (which is screening at the London Film Festival) was the surprise winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival (a first from the cinema of that rather unknown and misunderstood country). Attention is definitely focused on the former Communist state as a ...

Romanian Film Cited As Year's Best

 Wednesday, September 5----------4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, the searing drama by Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu which won the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year, has added to that triumph by being named as the Film of the Year by the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI). The film, which also won the FIPRESCI Prize in Cannes, is making its Canadian Premiere next week at the Toronto International Film Festival.  The film, the latest in a recent renaissance of...

Raoul Servais to be honored at 47th Krakow Film Festival

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Raoul Servais will receive Dragon of Dragons award at 47th Krakow Film Festival At the opening ceremony of the 47th Krakow Film Festival on 31st May Raoul Servais - one of the most outstanding directors of animated films – will receive Dragon Of Dragons lifetime achievement award. Servais welcomed this information with a satisfaction and confessed that it’s a great honor to be awarded at one of the most important film festivals in the world organized in country which has brought art of anima...

Copenhagen International Film Festival jury

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Shortly, Denmark’s big film event, Copenhagen International Film Festival 2006, kicks off. On the evening of Sunday 3 September the festival programme will be launched with free drinks and programme paper in four Copenhagen cinemas showing four different films.When the fun begins for real on 21 September, the focus will be on ten films, namely those competing for The Golden Swan, the festival’s prestigious statuette. The Swan has become the emblem of the Copenhagen International Film Festiva...

Cannes is over

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After two crazy weeks, Cannes is now over. Most people are back home. A few are still there to finish editing their stories, videos, TV shows... I left Sunday to watch the award ceremony on TV. Awards, as always, were quite surprising. The Palme d'Or (see all videos) went to Ken Loach's the Wind that Shakes the Barley, not my own favorite. Surprisingly, no prize was awarded to Marie-Antoinette from Sophia Coppola nor for the Pan's Labyrinth from Guillermo Del Toro. See you soon... ...

Palme d'Or: "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" by Ken Loach

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Emmanuelle Béart handed the the Palme d'Or to The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach.During the Award Ceremony, Ken Loach declared in French: "It's extraordinary, thank you very much! I've forgot all my French words now. It is a great honour for us to be here, because Cannes is the most wonderful cinema celebration in the world, it is the centre of cinema in the world, and the heart of cinema." Then, in English, he added: "We hope that our film represents a small step in the relationship ...

Jury meets pres in Cannes and justifies choices

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For the third consecutive year in the history of the Festival de Cannes , the Jury met the press to explain their selected winners. At the side of President Wong Kar Wai were Patrice Leconte, Monica Bellucci, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Samuel L. Jackson, Lucrecia Martel, Elia Suleiman and Zhang Ziyi. Highlights. On the Palme d'Or winner:Wong Kar Wai: "We chose from the heart. The selection was great, which made our viewing enjoyable but our work very hard. This year, there were so many grea...

Cannes 2006 Palme d'Or the Wind that Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach

All Cannes awards The Palme d'Or goes to the Wind that Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach. Palme d'Or videos: Red Carpet, Film extract, Red Carpet and standing ovation after the film premier & Press conference. Credits for the Wind that Shakes the Barley: Director: Ken LOACH Screenplay: Paul LAVERTY Cinematography: Barry ACKROYD Set Designer: Fergus CLEGG Music: George FENTON Film Editor: Jonathan MORRIS Actors: Cillian MURPHY Pádraic DELANEY Liam CUNNINGHAM Orla FITZGERALD Synopsis...

Todays News: Saturday May 27

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Premiers Today in the Lumiere Theatre the two final films "Pan's Labyrinth" and "Cronica de Una Fuga" premier. Cinekid Festival Cinekid is an anual film, media and television festival for kids. This year it will be held in Amsterdam in october from 22 to the 29th. Satelite-Festivals will bb broadcasted throughout the Netherlands. The greatest success of this Festival is its workshops where children learn to make animated films and film clips. This festival gives 25,000 children the opportunit...

The Search For (Some, Any) News on Cannes......

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During my current experiment of trying to "do" Cannes while not actually being there (in others words, virtually if not physically), it is quite astonishing to me that so little actual coverage is available to the average American consumer. Yes, we did catch a glimpse of Tom Hanks on the red carpet, and read much speculation about the fate of THE DA VINCI CODE, but it seems that anything that is not part of the tyranny of celebrity gossip finds scant space in American newspapers or television s...

Slamdance Podcast launches on iTunes

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The Slamdance Film Festival announced that Apple is launching the "Slamdance Podcast" on iTunes. In a unique creative partnership, the video Podcast will include trailers and screening times for many of the festival's films, as well as festival highlights, alumni updates and other unique clip content, all for free and available for download to anyone with a new video iPod or on their Apple computer. In conjunction with the Podcast itself, Slamdance will host a Podcasting screening and discussion...

Slamdance and fox21 Celebrate Teleplay Competition Finalists

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Slamdance and fox21 Celebrate Teleplay Competition Finalists fox21 to award contract deal to Teleplay Competition Grand Prize WinnerThe top three writers from the 2nd Annual Slamdance Teleplay Competition, who are in the running for a job with fox21, were announced at a ceremony hosted by Writers Boot Camp at the Bergamot Station Arts Center. This year’s competition drew 500 original pilot episodes and the selection process involved Slamdance readers and executives from fox21. The partnership...
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