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Berlinale Camera for Manoel de Oliveira

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Since 1986, the Berlin International Film Festival has presented the Berlinale Camera to film personalities or institutions to which it feels particularly indebted and wishes to express its thanks with this award.As announced previously, Berlinale Cameras are being awarded to French director Claude Chabrol, and German film and television producer Günter Rohrbach (at the Friedrichstadtpalast at 9 pm on Feb. 9). As the Festival would now like to make known, it will also be honouring Portuguese di...

Unifrance takes French films around the world: January 2009

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A review of French films at festivals (selections, awards) and funding support for commercial release in January 2009. Festivals: delegations, selections, and awards (feature films) Unifrance’s 11th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris In keeping with its annual tradition, Unifrance welcomed this year 420 distributors from 45 countries, 34 French sales companies, 140 journalists from 25 countries, and around 100 artists at the Rendez-Vous event held in Paris over four days...

Catherine Deneuve launches the reopening of the London Ciné Lumière

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On January 9, Catherine Deneuve inaugurated the new Ciné Lumière in London, reopened to the public after major renovations.   The Ciné Lumière has reopened with a gala launch featuring three high-profile preview screenings: Un conte de Noël (A Christmas Tale), Entre les murs (The Class), and Faubourg 36 (Paris 36). Arnaud Desplechin and Catherine Deneuve presented Un conte de Noël on Friday, while Christophe Barratier, Nora Arnezeder, and Gérard Jugnot presented F...

A European Cinema Feast At New York Film Festival

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  HUNGER (Steve McQueen, UK) Friday, October 10---------As it enters its final weekend, The New York Film Festival, which celebrated its 46th anniversary, has again been an extraordinary showcase of the pulse of contemporary European cinema.  Over almost five decades, the Festival has introduced and cemented the reputations in the United States of such iconic filmmakers as Michaelangelo Antonioni, Jean Luc Godard, John Schlesinger, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Pedro Almodovar,...

MEIFF Abu Dhabi ready to open

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More than 130 films from 35 countries will be screened at the second edition of the Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF), organised by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) and being held over an expanded ten enthralling days from 10th to 19th October 2008 in Abu Dhabi.“MEIFF has positioned itself as one of the most important regional cinema events in a relatively short span of time,” said MEIFF’s Vice Chairman and ADACH’s Director General His Excellency Moh...

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...

IFC Films Have Seven On Toronto Slate

 Saturday, September 6------Coming off of a shopping spree of acquisitions at the Cannes Film Festival, New York-based specialty distributor IFC Films is screening an unprecedented seven films at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. With most US distributors in retrenchment mode (or some being shuttered completely), IFC's day-and-date release of films in theaters and via Video On Demand has given them the financial clout to fill the need for an expanding pipeline of new product.That...

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...

Atlantic Film Festival shaping up

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Atlantic Canadian Films Shine Bright Alongside International Blockbusters as the 28th Atlantic Film Festival Announces Its Full Program The world is going blind. It’s summer camp and you are an awkward 10-year-old. Werewolves from Dartmouth are invading Dover. And you are about to spend two hours with the most revered punk poetess in the world. The 28th Atlantic Film Festival, happening September 11-20, 2008, announced today the array of 254 films that will be bringing the diverse and eclectic...

MADONNA'S ARRIVAL IN BERLIN RAISES TEMPO OF SLUGGISH FEST - Part 2

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As for the film, “Filth and Wisdom” set entirely in London, largely in the Disco scene, I was told by Neil Young, director of the UK Bradford festival (and no relation to CSNY) that the prestigious British daily, the Guardian, had described it as “the worst film in the entire history of the Berlin festival”, but others disagreed and though it was only the worst film of this years festival. Mr. Young himself, an astute film assessor, said that “If you didn’t know it was made by Madonn...

Miami Romantic film festival "Romance in a Can"

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Eurocinema, the first movie channel in the country dedicated solely to foreign films, has a Valentine’s Day present for lovers of European cinema throughout South Florida and across the country. Some 25 independent first-run foreign feature films will make their premieres on U.S. soil at the First Annual Eurocinema European Film Festival, February 6 through February 15, 2009 at indoor and outdoor venues throughout the greater Miami area. The new 10-day event is an outgrowth of the widely acc...

Prix du 61ème Festival de Cannes revient à Catherine Deneuvre et Clint Eastwood

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  Prix du 61ème Festival de Cannes : Catherine Deneuve et Clint EastwoodRemis par le Président du Jury Sean Penn, le Prix du 61ème Festival de Cannes a été attribué à l'actrice française Catherine Deneuve et au cinéaste-comédien américain Clint Eastwood.Durant la Cérémonie de remise de Prix, Catherine Deneuve a déclaré : "Merci beaucoup au Jury. Je suis très touchée, très émue. Je voudrais remercier Arnaud Desplechin grâce à qui je suis ici ce soir. Je voudrais aussi r...

Lebanon, I love you

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Real “coup de Coeur” of this beginning of Festival, Je veux voir (I Want To See) by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige is a little cinematographic pearl all in smoothness and sensibility. Screened at “Un Certain regard”, this docu-drama sends Catherine Deneuve (as herself) to the south of Lebanon, a region destroyed by the recent war. Accompanied by Rabih, a young man who comes back to his homeland, she travels across the ruins of a nation, disappeared forever.    F...

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 : Séances spéciales et Un certain regard

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  Séances spéciales20.00 C'EST DUR D'ÊTRE AIMÉ PAR DES CONS (1h58)de Daniel Leconte Salle BuñuelPrésentationRéalisé par : Daniel LECONTE Pays : FRANCE Année : 2008 Durée : 118 minutes Equipe techniqueDaniel LECONTE - Réalisation Xavier LIBERMAN - Images Cyril DE TURCKHEIM - Musique Laurent ABELLARD - Montage Thomas RISCH - Images David QUESEMAND - Images Grégoire CHEVALIER-NAUD - Montage Jean HOLTZMANN - Son Daniel LECONTE - Voix SynopsisPour avoir reproduit les douze caricatures da...

NEWSLETTER N° 339: November 14, 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ FESTIVALS IN ACTION - THE VIDEO DAILIES Recent coverage from fest21.com on Lo...

There are Stars and there Super-Stars, then there is MADONNA...

There are Stars and there Super-Stars, then there is MADONNA... a kind of media SuperNova, who blows other stars away, sends photogs scurrying like cockroaches in heat, and attracts incredible throngs of gawkers even when she isn't trying to outrage the Bourgeois and seems to be on her best behavior. The forty-nine year old Queen of Pop arrived in Berlin on Wednesday looking very trim in a smart, conservative black dress, six inch high heels, and her blonde tresses parted neatly in the middle. T...

Madonna hits Berlin and raises tempo of sluggish fest

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There are Stars and there Super-Stars, then there is MADONNA... a kind of media SuperNova, who blows other stars away, sends photogs scurrying like cockroaches in heat, and attracts incredible throngs of gawkers even when she isn’t trying to outrage the Bourgeois and seems to be on her best behavior. The forty-nine year old Queen of Pop arrived in Berlin on Wednesday looking very trim in a smart, conservative black dress, six inch high heels, and her blonde tresses parted neatly in the middle...

The New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival

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Launching it’s 12th Year The New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival continues To Explore the Cinema of this Rich and Diverse Culture:February 7-14, 2008The American Sephardic Federation/Sephardic House, in association with Yeshiva University Museum, announces the 2008 New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival line up, celebrating a dozen years of exciting and thought provoking films. With the expansion to multiple locations, this one-of-a-kind event running February 7 – 14, 2008 will offer a...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best actress

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1920s 1928 Janet Gaynor - Seventh Heaven as "Diane", Street Angel as "Angela", and Sunrise as "The Wife (Indre)" Louise Dresser - A Ship Comes In as "Mrs. Pleznik" Gloria Swanson - Sadie Thompson as "Sadie Thompson" 1929 Mary Pickford - Coquette as "Norma Besant" Ruth Chatterton - Madame X as "Jacqueline Floriot" Betty Compson - The Barker as "Carrie" Jeanne Eagels - The Letter as "Leslie Crosbie" Corinne G...

The 45th NYFF Closing Night Premiere of "PERSEPOLIS" Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves - October 19, 2007 The 45th New York Film Festival (NYFF) 2007, Closing Night Premiere film, PERSEPOLIS a Sony Pictures Classics, directed/written by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, was held at Avery Fisher Hall, Sunday, October 14, 8:30pm. The festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center was sponsored by SARDEGNA and The New York Times. Winner of the Special Jury Award, 2007 Cannes Film Festival, Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Language in France, ...

AFIFEST Tribute to Catherine Deneuve: Lessons in beauty and elegance

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As Jordan Peimer said in his introduction to the Tribute to Catherine Deneuve on Saturday evening, it's hard to think of anyone who epitomizes beauty and elegance more. Peimer, the Director of Cultural Programming for the Skirball Cultural Center, started off the night of clips from Deneuve's career and remembrances from the great French actress herself. A spectacular montage of Deneuve's over 100 films set up moderator and Los Angeles Times film critic Ken Turan's job of guiding the audience t...

Girls on the run from AFI FEST

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Girls On The Run by SHANNON DUNN for AFI oline Dailies When Dorothy admitted to Toto they weren't in Kansas anymore, she knew quite certainly she was in for a bumpy ride. It may be almost 70 years since audiences embraced the Wizard of Oz and that young girl on the run, but little has changed on the cinematic scene when it comes to women - young and old - who face and embrace turmoil to find an inner strength they didn't know they had. From female screenwriters who tell a real-life tale through...

Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund announces winners

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The Hubert Bals Fund (HBF), Rotterdam’s fund designed to support films from the South, has announced financial contributions to 28 film projects in 18 countries for a total amount of 435,000 Euro. These include new films by acclaimed independent filmmakers Wang Bing, Paz Encina, Bahman Ghobadi and Lisandro Alonso, as well as many projects by first time filmmakers. An expected twenty completed films supported by the HBF, will be selected for the upcoming 37th International Film Festival Rotter...

Abu Dhabi announces the Official Competition

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The Middle East International Film Festival – Abu Dhabi announces the Official Competition slate, with filmmakers competing for the coveted Black Pearl awards. “The production support awarded with the Black Pearl is truly one-of-a-kind,” said Nashwa Al-Ruwaini. “We are confident that it will help propel its recipient into the next level of filmmaking.”“We are thrilled with the line-up of films we have in Competition,” said Festival Director Jon Fitzgerald. “They represent world-...

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