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Silver Linings Playbook written and directed by David O. Russell, has been named “Best Film of the Year” by Capri, Hollywood

  The movie directed by David O.Russell is also nominated for the 2013 Capri Audience Award and the Best Acting Ensemble of the Year Award  Festival will also screen ‘Caesar Must Die’, Italy’s 2012 Candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar   One of the year’s most highly acclaimed films, Silver Linings Playbook written and directed by David O. Russell, has been named “Best Film of the Year” by Capri, Hollywood &ndas...

Holy Motors winner of the 48th Chicago International Film Festival

Michael Kutza, Founder and Artistic Director, Mimi Plauché, Programming Director, and Programmers Alex Kopecky and Penny Bartlett proudly announce the winners of the 48th Chicago International Film Festival Competitions.   French filmmaker Leos Carax’s exuberant and euphoric HOLY MOTORS leads this extraordinary group of films with three awards. Carax’s first film, BOY MEETS GIRL, premiered in Chicago in 1984 as part of the 20th Chicago International Film Festival&rsqu...

`The Impossible´ becomes the biggest opening in Spanish box office ever

Juan Antonio Bayona's, The Impossible, broke all-time Spanish box office records for the biggest four-day opening, with 10.3 million euros and 1.4 million tickets sold.   When we attended the European premier of the film at the San Sebastian film festival, we knew that we were watching something big.   The Impossible, is a drama based on a true story of one family’s terrifying account of the 2004 tsunami and the compelling events as they fought to survive in the face of dis...

Ewan McGregor to receive the Donostia Award at the 60th San Sebastian Fest

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The 60th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival will bestow a Donostia Award this year on actor Ewan McGregor in a tribute to his career. Often hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation, Ewan McGregor consistently captivates audiences with a diverse line-up of roles across a multitude of genres, styles and scope. Born in Perth, Scotland, McGregor's career has been highlighted by a continuous string of bold and daring performances, from his breakthrough role as the...

The EFA Ambassadors

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  Moritz Bleibtreu actor, Germany One of the best-known German faces in international cinema, Moritz Bleibtreu first shot to international attention as Manni in Tom Tykwer’s RUN LOLA RUN (1998). He was nominated in 2001 for the EFA People’s Choice Award for THE EXPERIMENT by Oliver Hirschbiegel and is now nominated for European Actor for his role as Andreas Baader in THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX by Uli Edel. ...

San Sebastian Film festival: Spanish films announced

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  We attended today in Madrid a press conference at the Academia de Cine in which all Spanish films to be shown in San Sebastian have been announced. The latest films by Pablo Berger, Sergio Castellitto, Javier Rebollo, Fernando Trueba, Juan Antonio Bayona and Eduard Cortés in the Official Selection of the San Sebastian Festival Another three Spanish films are taking part in the New Directors section and another five will be presented in special screenings. Some impo...

New Ambassadors of European Film from EFA

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The European Film Academy (EFA) is proud to have won a group of distinguished personalities from the world of European film to co-operate with for the promotion of European cinema and the European Film Awards. In close co-ordination with the European Film Academy, these renowned filmmakers will represent EFA and the European Film Awards at various prestigious events. The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in welcoming as EFA Ambassadors: Moritz Bleibtreu, actor, Germany On...

A look back at some Fantasporto prestigious winners

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They have been awarded by the International Jury: Official Fantasy Section "The Redeemer" by Kristo Papic (82) "Scanners" by David Cronenberg (83) "Le Dernier Combat" by Luc Besson (84) "The Company of Wolves" by Neil Jordan (85) "Fuego Eterno" by Jose Angel Rebolledo (86) "Defense of the Realm" by David Drury (87) "A Chinese Ghost Story" by Chin Siu Tung (88) "Monkey Shines" by George Romero (89) "B...

NEWSLETTER N° 359: April 9, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more Fairhope Film Festival Awards Ann Arbor Film Festival awards Berlin Today Award 2009: ------------------------------ FESTIVAL DAILIES Coming soon IFFS Europe, Palm Beach... Archive Blogging from ...

Interview with Juan Antonio Bayona - The Orphanage

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"The Orphanage"/"El Orfanato"Guillermo Del Toro, the Oscar award winning director for "El Laberinto del Fauno" or "Pan's Labyrinth", produced this new spine-chilling dramatic thriller, "El Orfanato", or "The Orphanage", directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. Belen Rueda, who plays the leading female role, Laura, and Fernando Cayo, in the role of Carlos, her counterpart, return to the house Laura grew up in, to raise their chronically ill, orphaned son, Simon, played by Roger Princep. Disturbed by her ...

European Cinema wins in Fantasporto 2008

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REC, OPIUM ¬ DIARY OF A MADWOMAN, THE LOVEBIRDS AND TRIANGLE ARE THE BIG WINNERS OF FANTASPORTO 2008 With general praise for the quality of the selection, the lastest edition of Fantasporto, Portugals leading film festival, has just ended. So much said the members of the jury of the three competitive sections (Fantasy, Directors Week and Orient Express). Spanish Rec by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza, Hungarian Opium ¬ Diary of a Madwoman by Janos Szasz, Portuguese/ American production The Lov...

Campo Viejo Spanish Film Festival

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The Campo Viejo Spanish Film Festival March 19th-30th 2008Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar.The annual Spanish Film Festival returns to the IFI from March 19th-30th 2008. Campo Viejo Spanish Film Festival covers ‘Spanish Films’ in very global terms, in that The IFI will showcase films from Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay aswell of course, films from Spain over the course of the festival. This year’s event sees new releases from actors-turned-directors Antonio Banderas (Summer Rain/El Camino de l...

New record when Göteborg festival closes

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The last day of the 31st Göteborg International Film Festival is here and time has come for som facts and figures. This year 124 000 tickets were sold for 750 screenings of 450 films from 67 different countries. 30 488 member ship cards were sold. This means that the festival manifests its strong position on the high - and even increases ticket sales with 6000 and memberships with 3 488.During the closing press conference today Marit Kapla summed up her first year as festival director. ”We ar...

New York Film Festival goes live Sept 28th

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The 45th New York Film Festival runs through: September 28 – October 14, 2007The 45th New York Film Festival will premiere 28 films when it runs September 28 - October 14 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The festival, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and sponsored by Sardinia Region Tourism and The New York Times, also features three showcases, three music documentaries and six retrospective films.Opening NightThis year’s festival opens on Friday,...

The Toronto Torrent

 Tuesday, September 4---------The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't officially open for another 48 hours, but already a hurricane of film talents, industryites, press and film buffs are descending onto the Ontario metropolis with a torrent that is almost audible. Coming in from Los Angeles, New York and the four corners of the globe, including the just concluded Montreal World Film Festival, and the still continuing Venice Film Festival......all eyes are on "the gateway to North...

The Toronto Torrent

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The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't officially open for another 48 hours, but already a hurricane of film talents, industryites, press and film buffs are descending onto the Ontario metropolis with a torrent that is almost audible. Coming in from Los Angeles, New York and the four corners of the globe, including the just concluded Montreal World Film Festival, and the still continuing Venice Film Festival......all eyes are on "the gateway to North America" as the frenzy, fun and fero...

Thessaloniki Film Fest will focus on new spanish cinema

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48TH INTERNATIONAL THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVALNovember 16-25, 2007 The main homage of the 48th edition of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival will focus on New Spanish Cinema, showcasing films that have been produced from the period between 2003 and 2007. “It is now the ideal time for the Thessaloniki Film Festival to present the new wave of Spanish filmmaking. This new generation of filmmakers represents the direct continuation of a long and weighty cinematic tradition that has transl...

80 fantastic films at Neuchâtel (open air too)

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More than 80 fantastic films: what a programme!From July 3-8, 2007, the city of Neuchâtel will host its great Swiss meeting of fantastic cinema for the 7th time - a unique event presenting over 80 film premieres. This year, a new open air cinema will be inaugurated in town, near the lakeside, showing previews and unreleased films. In present two addition to four different competitions and the presence of renowned guests, the NIFFF will also special sections: a trip back to the golden age of 3D ...
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