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SPOTLIGHT: ISABELLA FERRARI – AN ACTRESS PER CHANCE, AN ARTIST BY VOCATION

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This week ÉCU is spotlighting Isabella Ferrari, an Italian actress and Jury member of the International Jury Prize “Luigi De Laurentiis” at the 69 edition of the Venice Film Festival, the oldest film festivals in the world. Isabella is also one of the most beloved actresses of “auteur Italian independent cinema”, highly esteemed by film buffs. Isabella Ferrari was born in Ponte dell’Oglio, near to Piacenza, on March 31st, 1964. Over the years she has worked in Italy and abroad, w...

The line-up for the 64th Festival del film Locarno Juries has been finalized.

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Heading the Concorso internazionale Jury will be Portuguese producer Paulo Branco (Francisca by Manoel de Oliveira, 1981; In the White City by Alain Tanner, 1983; Come and Go by João César Monteiro, 2003; Mysteries of Lisbon by Raoul Ruiz, 2010), who was the winner of the very first Raimondo Rezzonico Prize in 2002. Also serving on the jury to assess the twenty or so full-length features in competition will be French actor and director Louis Garrel (The Dreamers by Bernardo Bertolucci, 2003;...

Marco Tullio Giordana (Wild Blood)

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My association with Philadelphia Cinema Alliance has once again brought me into contact with a world famous, critically-acclaimed writer/director- Marco Tullio Giordana. In Italy he is one of the most popular and well-regarded filmmakers of the last thirty years. His films such as, I cento passi (2000) Pasolini, un delitto italiano (1995) and most recently Sanguepazzo (Wild Blood) (2008) are so respected that many Universities in the US teach entire courses on Maestro Giordana's work, bo...

Award ceremony at Göteborg

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Award ceremony at Göteborg International Film Festival’s closing partyThe 32nd Göteborg International Film Festival closes tonight with an award ceremony at Börsen and a big party at Magasinsgatan. The following prizes are awarded:The Nordic Film Award, The Church of Sweden Film Award, The FIPRESCI Award, The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award, the Producer Award Lorens, and the Viewer's Choice Award.The Nordic Film Award
The Göteborg International Film Festival's Nordic Film A...

Rio de Janeiro Film Festival is ready for 15 days of celebration

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FESTIVAL DO RIORio de Janeiro Film FestivalSeptember 25 to October 9, 2008 Commencing this Thursday, September 25, the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, embarks on a 15 day celebration of cinema with the start of Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.In presenting over 350 films selected from 60 countries at over 30 different venues across Rio, Festival do Rio digs deep into a rich catalogue of world premieres, Brazil and Latin premieres and tributes and retrospectives ...

An Italian story

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Marco Tullio Giordana (The Best of Youth) comes back to the Cannes Film Festival in order to present his new film, Mad Blood (Sanguepazzo). This film is about an episode during the Mussolini period through the destinies of two Italian fascist cinema actors: Osvaldo Valenti and Luisa Ferida. An anticonformist couple in public as in private life, they were part of the Salo Republic. Five days after the liberation, they got killed.This story, which obsessed the Milanese director for many years, is ...

Cannes unveils it's line up and invites Hollywood glitz to red carpet

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54 feature films were selected among 1792 from 96 countries (up 11% over last year, and up 23% over 2 years).The festival will once again offer a mix of veteran filmmakers returning to Cannes, along with a few VIP star studded red carpet events and the fresh blood and energy of newcomers.Soderbergh, Eastwood, Wenders, Dardenne and many more previous award winners are competing for Golden Palm again.Highly anticipated Indiana Jones, Woody Allen and Kung Fu Panda will bear the Hollywood Flag...

Cannes unveils its line up for the 61st edition

54 feature films were selected among 1792 from 96 countries (up 11% over last year, and up 23% over 2 years).The festival will once again offer a mix of veteran filmmakers returning to Cannes, along with a few VIP star studded red carpet events and the fresh blood and energy of newcomers.Soderbergh, Eastwood, Wenders, Dardenne and many more previous award winners are competing for Golden Palm again.Highly anticipated Indiana Jones, Woody Allen and Kung Fu Panda will bear the Hollywood Flag high ...

Cannes unveils 61st edition line up may 13-25

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The festival will once again offer a mix of veteran filmmakers returning to Cannes, along with a few VIP star studded red carpet events and the fresh blood and energy of newcomers.Soderbergh, Kusturica, Wenders, Dardenne and many more previous award winners are competing for Golden Palm again.Highly anticipated Indiana Jones, Woody Allen and Kung Fu Panda willbear Hollywood Flag high on the steps.54 feature films were selected among 1792 from 96 countries (up 11% over last year, 23 over 2 years)...

The Jury members for the San Sebastian official selection awards

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The international jury for the 55th San Sebastian Film Festival is chaired by Paul Auster (Chairman );other jury members includePERNILLA AUGUST NICOLETTA BRASCHI BAHMAN GHOBADI EDUARDO NORIEGA SUSÚ PECORARO PETER WEBBER PAUL AUSTER (Chairman) Paul Auster is the author of Travels in the Scriptorium (2007), The Brooklyn Follies (2006), Oracle Night (2003), The Book of Illusions (2002), The Red Notebook (2002), Timbuktu (1999), Mr. Vertigo (1994), Leviathan (1992), The Music of Chance (1990), Moo...

New Italian Cinema week in San Francisco and more

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New Italian Cinema (Nov 13 – 20 at the AMC Kabuki 8 Theatres San Francisco), is an eight-day series dedicated to celebrating the rich cinematic tradition of Italy and bringing the country’s newest directors and films to audiences in San Francisco, New York, Moscow and Amsterdam. This year’s selection runs the gamut from thriller to black comedy, delves into issues affecting young and old and explores issues such as corporate downsizing, illegal immigration and the plight of political priso...

Cannes selection commented by Thierry Fremeaux

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Questions and Answers with Thierry Frémaux Cannes Festival Managing Director and Artistic Director.Cannes May 11-21, 2005 - What makes up the Official Selection?As it does every year, the Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes 2005 comprises the Compétition, Un Certain Regard, Hors Compétition screenings, special screenings and midnight screenings. It also offers a short film competition and a film school competition (Cinéfondation). Cannes Classics is a selection of heritage films, sh...

Santa Fe Fest packed with Oscar hopefuls

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THE SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL 2004 December 1 – December 5 The Santa Fe Film Festival, which opens Wednesday, is preserving its reputation as an Oscar bellwether.Seven titles that played in last year’s Santa Fe Film Festival subsequently netted Oscar honors, collecting a grand total of 16 nominations among them.This season’s Oscar finalists won’t be announced until Jan. 25, 2005, with the awards ceremony following on Feb. 27.But two documentary features in this week’s Santa Fe Film Festiv...

Durban festivities A (Allen) to Z (Zulu)

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DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 14-27 June The Durban International Film festival is an established international film festival and the largest of its kind in South Africa. This year, two landmark occasions will be celebrated: the 25th Anniversary of the Durban International Film Festival and 10 Years of Democracy in South Africa. Committed to the exhibition of quality films and innovative programming, the festival is playing a major role in the stimulation of the film industry in KwaZulu-Nat...

Rotterdam audience award to La Meglio Gioventu

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33rd International Film Festival RotterdamJanuary 21 - February 1, 2004Giordana's LA MEGLIO GIOVENTÙ grabs KPN Audience AwardClosing up February 1, 2004, the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has equalled its 2003 attendance record of 355.000 visits to its films, exhibitions, debates and talkshows. Among the nearly 2,500 IFFR 2004 festival guests, the attendance of filmmakers Takeshi Kitano, Catherine Breillat and legendary footballer Johan Cruijff (subject of the Dutch documentary J...

Palm Springs awards

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Festival Awards at the 2004 Palm Springs Festival who wrapped last Sunday January 20thThe New Voices/New Visions Award - Pablo Berger for TORREMOLINOS 73The FIPRESCI International Critics Award for the Best Official ForeignLanguage Film of 2003 - THE RETURN, directed by Andrey ZvyagintsevThe John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature or Documentary – to Yann Samuell for LOVE ME IF YOU DAREThe Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature Film - PAPER CLIPS, by Joe Fab and Elliot...

EFA nominated 2 weeks left for voters

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These are the nominations:Deadline for votes is November 28, 2003EUROPEAN FILM 2003DIRTY PRETTY THINGS, UKdirected by Stephen Frearsproduced by Celador FilmsDOGVILLE, Denmark/Netherlands/Sweden/France/UK/Germanydirected by Lars von Trierproduced by Zentropa Entertainments8 ApS/Isabella Films Int/Memfis Film Int/Pain Unlimited/Sigma Films/Slot MachineGOOD BYE, LENIN!, Germanydirected by Wolfgang Beckerproduced by X Filme Creative Pool GmbHIN THIS WORLD, UKdirected by Michael Winterbottomproduced ...
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