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Marion Cotillard to Receive the "Hollywood Actress Award" at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony

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The 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, announce that Academy Award winning actress Marion Cotillard will receive the  "Hollywood Actress Award" for her distinguished performance in Jacques Audiard's "Rust and Bone," a Sony Pictures Classics release, at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala ceremony on October 22. "We are honored that Ms. Cotillard will be the recipient of this year's 'Hollywood Actress  Award.' It is a privileg...

WORLDVIEW ENTERTAINMENT HEATS UP Eli Roth’s THE GREEN INFERNO

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      CANNES PRESS WORLDVIEW ENTERTAINMENT HEATS UP Eli Roth’s THE GREEN INFERNO Eli Roth to Direct New Horror Thriller that Exclusive Media will Offer to Buyers in Cannes May 17, 2012 (CANNES, FRANCE) -- Worldview Entertainment, a New York City-based motion picture production and investment company, has signed on to finance and produce Eli Roth’s new horror thriller, “The Green Inferno.” Roth, who reignited the horror genre with the “Hostel...

San Sebastian retrospective: ''American Way of Death: American Film Noir 1990-2010''

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San Sebastian retrospective: ''American Way of Death: American Film Noir 1990-2010''   The retrospective dedicated to American film noir will open at the 59th edition of the Festival with TEXAS KILLING FIELDS, a film to compete in the Official Selection at Venice Festival. This gripping thriller proves that the genre is fighting trim: set in the Texas bayous, the tale tracks two detectives pitted against mysterious unsolved murders all occurring in a haunti...

Demy, Noir and Chinese: Three cycles at next Sebastian International Film Festival

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 The programme of this year's San Sebastian International Film Festival include three cycles This year, the 59th edition of San Sebastian International Film Festival, running from 16-24 September, returns to its tradition of programming three cycles. The usual retrospective dedicated to a classic filmmaker will be accompanied by another two thematic cycles. JACQUES DEMY In its 59th edition, San Sebastian Festival will dedicate a complete retrospective to...

Atelier d'écriture : Le film noir

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Black is Black : le film noir, de Huston à Tarantino Le faucon maltais, Laura, Assurance sur la mort, Le grand sommeil… ont imposé, dans l’Europe de l’après-guerre, un nouveau style de polar baptisé «film noir». Signes particuliers: la narration complexe, l’image expressionniste et l’ambiguïté morale d’un univers placé sous le signe de la fatalité. Depuis le milieu des années 80, alors que les blockbusters d’action et le conservatisme reaganien dominent, les frè...

Film Independent's annual Directors Close-Up series

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  Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced the program for its 10th annual Directors Close-Up series, taking place February 2 - March 2, 2011 at The Landmark - West Los Angeles.   Writer/Directors James Gray (Two Lovers) and Robin Swicord (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), and Los Angeles Film Festival Artistic Director David Ansen will be moderators.  Series panelists include writer/directors Lisa...

Metastasis Metastasize 3 Golden Arenas

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The most famous and very historically important monument in Pula, Croatia, the old Roman Amphitheater, today is the venue for summer performances, which can seat about 5,000 spectators and the underground passages, once used by the gladiators, nowadays hosts the Croatian National Film Festival. Popularly called Arena of Pula, which was once the site of gladiator bloodthirsty fights, 18th till 25th of July holds on the fight of the Croatian filmmakers. This starting and ending point of every sigh...

Metastasis Metastasize 3 Golden Arenas

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The most famous and very historically important monument in Pula, Croatia, the old Roman Amphitheater, today is the venue for summer performances, which can seat about 5,000 spectators and the underground passages, once used by the gladiators, nowadays hosts the Croatian National Film Festival. Popularly called Arena of Pula, which was once the site of gladiator bloodthirsty fights, 18th till 25th of July held on the fight of the Croatian filmmakers. This starting and ending point of every sight...

LAFF Awards

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Today Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced its 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival award winners at a special event, presented by Target. The Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by The Los Angeles Times, ran from Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 28. “One of our goals at Film Independent is to help filmmakers build an audience for their work, and the Los Angeles Film Festival does just that,” said Film I...

The 62nd Cannes Festival is Officially Open!

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Charles Aznavour, the voice talent in the French version of the Pixar feature Up, and the young actress Hafsia Herzi had the honors of calling this 62nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival officially open in the Grand Théâtre Lumière. It was then Edouard Baer who came on stage as Master of Ceremonies for the second year in a row. One by one, the jury members came front and center: Asia Argento, Shu Qi, Sharmila Tagore, Robin Wright Penn, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, James Gray, Hanif Kureishi...

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BUCKS ECONOMIC TRENDS TO SET NEW RECORDS FOR REVENUE AND ATTENDANCE

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Longest-Running Film Festival in the Americas Enjoys a Spectacular 52nd Year with Superb Programming, Numerous Special Guests and Many Memorable Sold-out Events The San Francisco Film Society wrapped its 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 23-May 7) with 272 screenings of 151 films from 55 countries, with 144 filmmakers and 54 industry guests from 25 countries in attendance, with an estimated 82,000 filmgoers. Over its packed 15 days the Festival set new record highs for att...

Robert Redford, Francis Ford Coppola to be Honored Live at SFIFF

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  Robert Redford will be honored in San Francisco tomorrow night as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival.   Redford will be receiving the Peter J. Owens award, named for the longtime San Francisco benefactor of arts and charitable organizations Peter J. Owens (1936-91), this award honors an actor whose work exemplifies brilliance, independence and integrity. The San Francisco Film Society notes about Redford... Such intention of purpose and unwave...

Robert Redford, Francis Ford Coppola to be Honored Live at SFIFF

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Robert Redford will be honored in San Francisco tomorrow night as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival. Redford will be receiving the Peter J. Owens award, named for the longtime San Francisco benefactor of arts and charitable organizations Peter J. Owens (1936-91), this award honors an actor whose work exemplifies brilliance, independence and integrity. The San Francisco Film Society notes about Redford... Such intention of purpose and unwavering quality are rare enough in ca...

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...

In competition: "Two Lovers" by James Gray

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The film: Premiering in Competition, Two Lovers by James Gray is the third film the American director has brought to Cannes, eight years after The Yards and one year after We Own the Night. Set in Brooklyn, it stars Joaquin Phoenix, a frequent presence in Gray's films, playing a man named Leonard Kraditor who has returned to live with his family after a traumatic romantic disappointment. There, he meets two women: Michelle, the new neighbor, played by Gwyneth Paltrow, and Sandra, the daughte...

“Two Lovers” debuts in Cannes

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American director James Gray’s “Two Lovers” premiered in Cannes Monday evening.Gray, and the film’s actors Gwyneth Paltrow and Vanessa Shaw walked the Red Carpet together. Actor Joaquin Phoenix also starred in the film, but was not present.Premiering in Competition, Two Lovers by James Gray is the third film the American director has brought to Cannes, eight years after The Yards and one year after We Own the Night. Set in Brooklyn, it stars Joaquin Phoenix, a frequent presence in Gray's...

La course à la palme est officielle

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Avec la diffusion la semaine dernière de la liste des vingt-deux films en compétition pour tenter de rafler la Palme d'or, le ton est donné pour ce 61ème rendez-vous cannois ! Cependant, si les noms des nominés ont été dévoilés, seulement dix-neuf titres ont été donnés, le troisième film français manquant encore à l'appel. Participeront au suspense de la Palme :   En compétition       - L'aveuglement de Fernando Meirelles     - Les trois singes de Nuri...

Buzz Begins At The Burns

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 Wednesday, October 17---------In this busy theatrical film season, as many as a dozen films premiere every Friday at local multiplexes. Many films that would benefit from a slow build up and the essential qualities of  "word of mouth" fail to ignite fire on their intial weekend openings and often disappear without a trace in a scant week or two. In the ferocious environment of theatrical distribution, if one's opening weekend is below expectations, the results can be disasterous. Di...

« La Nuit nous Appartient » de James Gray

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Sept ans après The Yards, présenté en Compétition, l’Américain James Gray revient sur la Croisette pour défendre les chances de son troisième long métrage, La Nuit nous Appartient. L’action du film se situe dans les années 80, à New York. Fils d’une famille de policiers (Mark Wahlberg et Robert Duvall), Bobby ((Joaquin Phoenix), le patron d’une boîte de nuit financée avec l’argent de la mafia russe, cache ses origines à ses associés. Alors que les autorités lancent une o...

"We Own the Night" by James Gray

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Seven years after The Yards, presented in Competition, American director James Gray is back on the Croisette competing a third time for a chance at the Palme d’Or with We Own the Night. The action is set in NY in the 80s. NYPD officers and father & son (Robert Duvall and Mark Wahlberg) are caught up in a crime drama with a Russian gangster (Joaquin Phoenix) operating out of his nightclub. The assault is launched against organized crime and drug trafficking and the young police officer must...
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