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Venice Festival opens with Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the new film directed by Mira Nair, will be the opening film at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and presented by Doha Film Institute. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title, translated into 25 languages, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a...

Venice Festival to open with Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the new film directed by Mira Nair, will be the opening film at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and presented by Doha Film Institute. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title, translated into 25 languages, The Reluctant Fundamentalist  is a riv...

TEN YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

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From March 18 to 25 at the Nuovo Cinema Aquila in Rome   The 10th Rome Independent Film Festival Italy’s new generation directors: Dominedò, Rocchetti, Zampino, Albanesi. In the Jury: Fariborz Kamkari       January 24, 2011, Rome - RIFF AWARDS 2011, March 18 - 25, at the Nuovo Cinema Aquila - this year, celebrates a decade of "independence" puts focus on Italian production and showcases the best foreign films. ...

Julia Roberts will receive the Donostia Award on September 20

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Julia Roberts will receive the Donostia Award on September 20 Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins and director Ryan Marphy to present ''Eat Pray Love'' at the 58th San Sebastian Festival     Eat Pray Love will be presented in the Official Selection of the Festival, out-of-competition. Eat Pray Love takes its story from the bestseller of the same name by the author and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert. Recently divorced, Julia Roberts (Liz Gilbe...

Julia Roberts to attend San Sebastian with Eat Pray Love

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Eat Pray Love will be presented in the Official Selection of the Festival, out-of-competition.Eat Pray Love takes its story from the bestseller of the same name by the author and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert. Recently divorced, Julia Roberts (Liz Gilbert) embarks on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. In her travels, she discovers the pleasure of eating in Italy, the power of prayer in India, and the inner peace and balance of true love in Bali. Eat Pray Love will...

Miami International Film Festival Highlights

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The 26th Annual Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) has selected nineteen highly regarded films to compete in their shorts program this March. Among the nineteen are seven films from the United States, three of which are already generating a lot of buzz for their celebrity quotient and women-centric story lines. MIFF"Streak," about a college senior struggling with self-acceptance, is directed by Demi Moore and stars Brittany Snow, Madeline Zima and Demi's daughter, Rumer Willis. Inspired by...

Hamptons International Film Festival highlights

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The HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is proud to announce the films, programs and special events which will make up the 2008 season. Now in its 16th year, this East Coast favorite comes to life against the fall back-drop as talent, industry and audiences participate in what has now become one of the leading international film festivals of the world. The 2008 Hamptons International Film Festival runs October 15th through 19th, 2008, in East Hampton, New York with additional venues in Southa...

City of Lights, City of Angels will line up 20 premieres

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40 new films, including 20 features (all premieres) and 20 new shorts, will be shown at the 11th Annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA). Acclaimed Berlin Film Festival opening film, “La Vie En Rose,” writer-director Olivier Dahan’s masterful biopic of Edith Piaf, starring Marion Cotillard and Gérard Depardieu, will open the showcase on Monday, April 16, 2007. Picturehouse will release the film on June 8th in New York and Los Angeles. The U.S. Premiere of “Michou D’Auber”...

Cyprus Festival program completed for second year

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Cyprus Island is starring again for the 2nd international and independent annual film festival CIFF, which will take place, from 12 until 19 April 2007. Big success in a row!After the successeful last year organisation, 600 films were submitted from 50 countries by filmmakers from Greece, Cyprus and all over the world to the programming office in order to participate in CIFF 2007 official program.The above-mentioned festival stands in the line of Cannes Festival, but also with reference to Sund...

Casino Royale, Daniel Craig’s film debut in the role of James Bond, will be introduced to Italy at Capri Hollywood

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NEW JAMES BOND FILM, CASINO ROYALE, TO RECEIVE ITS ITALIAN PREMIERE AT CAPRI, HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL DECEMBER 28 Casino Royale, Daniel Craig’s film debut in the role of James Bond, will be introduced to Italy on December 28 at the Capri, Hollywood Film Fest. Giancarlo Giannini, a co-star in the film and chairman of the 11th annual international festival, was in Bond’s home base of London to announce the Italian premiere. "Capri is the ideal beautiful place to introduce this beautiful fi...

Borat heading to conquer Capri Hollywood

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Borat, the smash cult-film hit of the autumn, will be previewed at the Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival on Friday, December 29. (www.caprihollywood.com). After opening to big box office and big laughs in the United States, the creation of British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has spread to the United Kingdom and France, and now will come to Italy for the great festival on the Blue Island after a stop at the Festival of Rome. In the satirical film, subtitled “Cultural Learnings of Am...

Harris delivers a heavy duty Beethoven (from San Sebastian)

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In the handsome press book for the new Agnieszka Holland musical biopic "Copying Beethoven" writer/producer Christopher Wilkinson, regarding the appearance of actor Ed Harris in the title role, is quoted as having said on a visit to the set, "I see Beethoven standing there -- but what have they done with Ed Harris?" If Ed Harris does to some extent disappear into the skin of the composer in this not-to-be-denied bravura acting job, and if the trompe l'oeil maquillage really does makes it hard ...

The party of the week and honors to von Sydow in San Sebastian

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Nursing a bit of a "resaca" (aka "jengober", or just plain hangover) ... after the JAMAN reception yesterday at the Hotel Londres, which has leapt to the fore as a hot contender for the unofficial "BDPW" Concha, or "Best Damn Party of the Week Award. The thing that characterized this reception -- which started at eight and went on until well after midnight -- was, understated class and a quality mix of people, exquisite "amuse-gueules" (bitey snacks or 'pintxos'), and an endless supply of tasty...

The presentation of the Cannes selection

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The Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes 2006 will, as every year, be made up films presented in: the Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition screenings.It offers both a shorts and film schools competition (Cinéfondation).Cannes Classics concerns heritage films, shown principally in the Buñuel Theatre.Finally, in addition to the theatres of the Palais (Lumière, Debussy, Buñuel, Bazin) now the Beach Cinema offers festival-goers and Cannes residents alike outdoors screenings...

The presentation of the Cannes selection

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The Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes 2006 will, as every year, be made up films presented in: the Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition screenings. It offers both a shorts and film schools competition (Cinéfondation). Cannes Classics concerns heritage films, shown principally in the Buñuel Theatre. Finally, in addition to the theatres of the Palais (Lumière, Debussy, Buñuel, Bazin) now the Beach Cinema offers festival-goers and Cannes residents alike outdoors scr...

The presentation of the Cannes selection

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The Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes 2006 will, as every year, be made up films presented in: the Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition screenings.It offers both a shorts and film schools competition (Cinéfondation).Cannes Classics concerns heritage films, shown principally in the Buñuel Theatre.Finally, in addition to the theatres of the Palais (Lumière, Debussy, Buñuel, Bazin) now the Beach Cinema offers festival-goers and Cannes residents alike outdoors screenings...

NYC Home Film Festival returns to Big Apple for 2 days

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"An apple a day keeps the doctor away"THE NYC HOME FILM FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 29-30, 2005The eagerly awaited seventh semi-annual NYC Home Film Festival (NYC HFF) announces its return to Manhattan for two days of short film screenings on Tuesday, November 29 at Coda Lounge (34 East 34th Street) and Wednesday, November 30 at Pioneer (Bar 218 Bowery). The NYC HFF is recognized as a festival for emerging and established filmmakers, industry insiders, and those who appreciate entertainment in all its f...

Spanish reviewers unhappy with San Sabastian awards

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The Sunday morning festival reports in the Spanish papers, whose writers represent a cross-section of leading Spanish film critics, were nearly unanimous in denouncing the prizes dished out the day before by the Angelica Huston led official competition jury. The main prize, which went to the Czech film "Something Like Happiness", came in for the strongest condemnation. Three critics used the word "absurdo" (absurd) to describe the top award, one going so far as to say that there were at least e...

53 rd San Sebastian opened with several bangs

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The Donostia-San Sebastian film festival on the incredibly picturesque North Spanish coast, ("NAZIOARTEKO ZINEMALDIA" in the exotic Basque language of the region), has opened heavily "front loaded" as the saying goes these days, which means that many of the big guns, films with high prize potential, have already been fired off in the first few days. The festival opener was, appropriately, "Obaba", one of the most eagerly awaited Spanish films of the year based on a Basque language best seller b...

San Sebastian Basque diaries: crowd pleasers and more

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53RD SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL OPENS WITH SEVERAL BANGSby Alex Deleon, San SebastianThe Donostia-San Sebastian film festival on the incredibly picturesque North Spanish coast, ("NAZIOARTEKO ZINEMALDIA" in the exotic Basque language of the region), has opened heavily "front loaded" as the saying goes these days, which means that many of the big guns, films with high prize potential, have already been fired off in the first few days. The festival opener was, appropriately, "Obaba", one of the m...

Ben Gazzara hommage at San Sebastian

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Ben Gazzara is honored with Donostia Prize at 53th San Sebastian Festival.Raised in New York skid rows, Biagio Gazzara, known as Ben since childhood, grew up dreaming of becoming an actor. The son of a Sicilian immigrant, he soon drew attention for his brilliant and contained sobriety during his classes with Erwin Piscator and in his courses at the Actors’ Studio.Gazzara made such a firm start to his acting in Broadway that his first stage appearance (Calder Willingham’s End as a Man) landed...

Cinema & Literature International Forum & Market in Monaco next April

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ITALY – GUEST OF HONOR AT THE 4TH EDITION OF THE CINEMA & LITERATURE INTERNATIONAL FORUM: MONTE CARLO, April 1–4, 2005The fourth edition of the Cinema & Literature International Forum will take place in Monte-Carlo from April 1 to 4, 2005 and Italy will be its Guest of Honor this year.This Forum is the unique international platform of the Literary Adaptation to cinema and television where authors, publishers, literary agents as well as film producers, directors, and screenwriters from the al...

Marco Island fest line up

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2004 World Cinema Naples Film Line-upSee you at the Movies!FEATURE NARRATIVESThe Barbecue People (Hamangalistim)Feature Drama, 102 minutes, 2003, Israel, Dir.- David Ofek & Yossi Madmony, Prod.-David Ofek, Joseph Madmony, Screenplay- David Ofek, Yossi Madmony,Starring- Victor Ida, Raymond Abecassis, Makram Khuri, Israel Bright, Dana Ivgi, Gili Sa'ar, Igal Adika, World Premier Mar del Plata Intl Film Festival - winner of the silver Ombu for Best Screenplay. Israel in the late 80's; a wild BBQ fe...

Marcel Ophuls honored at full Frame docu fest in april

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FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL TO HONOR MARCEL OPHULS AT THIS YEARS FESTIVAL, APRIL 1 – 4, 2004 HBO’s film Elaine Stritch at Liberty, based on Elaine Stritch’s Tony Award-Winning One-Woman Broadway Show, to have its World Premiere; Stritch will join Ophuls, Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana, Harry Shearer and others as special guests Elaine Stritch at Liberty, HBO’s documentary film on Elaine Stritch’s one-woman Broadway show will open this year’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. The...

The Santa Barbara full program

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Opening NightValentin2002 Argentina/The Netherlands 79 min 35mm Dir Alejandro AgrestiArgentina's Foreign Language Film Academy® submission. After the bitter separation of his parents and living with his eccentric grandmother, the life of a young boy begins to change in sweetly unanticipated ways when he opens up to the last in a long line of potential stepmothers. Director and cast to attend.Fri 1/30, 7:00pm GRAClosing NightReckoning, The2003 UK 110 min 35mm Dir Paul McGuigan This murder myst...

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