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85th Academy Awards 'Best Foreign Film' 9 shortlist

Nine foreign films out of seventy-five have been shortlisted for the 85th Academy Awards "Best Foreign Film" category. The list will be shortened to five and then only one will win the coveted Oscar.   The nine shortlisted films are: Austria, “Amour,” Michael Haneke, director; Canada, “War Witch,” Kim Nguyen, director; Chile, “No,” Pablo Larraín, director; Denmark, “A Royal Affair,” Nikolaj Arcel, director; France, &ldquo...

Nominations for the European Film Awards

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At the Seville European Film Festival the European Film Academy and EFA Productions proudly announced the nominations for the European Film Awards 2012. The more than 2,700 EFA Members will now vote for the winners who will be presented during the awards ceremony on 1 December in Malta. Nominated are: EUROPEAN FILM 2012: AMOUR (Love)  Austria/France/Germany, 127 min Written & directed by Mich...

The 25th EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS: 47 Films in EFA Selection 2012

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It is with great pleasure that the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the titles of the 47 films on this year’s selection list, the list of films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2012! With 31 European countries represented, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.  In the 20 countries with the most EFA Members, these members have voted one national film directly into the selection list. To complete the list,...

Vote begins for the European Film Academy's People's Choice Award

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The European Film Academy invites you to vote in the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD 2012 for your favourite European film and win a trip for two people to the European Film Awards in Malta! NOMINATED ARE: THE ARTIST written & directed by Michel Hazanavicius with Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, James Cromwell, John Goodman BARBARA written & directed by Christian Petzold with Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Christina Hecke THE BEST E...

review: A HEARTWARMING TALE OF LIFE & FRIENDSHIP : THE INTOUCHABLES

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A HEARTWARMING TALE OF LIFE & FRIENDSHIP THE INTOUCHABLES Starring François Cluzet, Omar Sy,Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot, Clotilde Mollet, Alba Gaïa Bellugi, Cyril Mendy Directed & written by Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano There's a comic scene in this  French film  about a  true life cross-racial,intercultural friendship where Abdel “Driss” Yasmin  (Omar Sy) the cocky live-in caretaker of  Philippe  Pozzo di Borgo, a wealthy quadriplegic, says Rimsky Korsakov'...

55th San Francisco International Film Festival wrapped

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Rachel Rosen, director of programming for the San Francisco Film Society, Benoit Jacquot, director of FAREWELL, MY QUEEN, and Melanie Blum, SFFS interim executive director, arriving at Opening Night of the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 19, 2012.  Photo © Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society The longest-Running Film Festival in the Americas Enjoys a Spectacular Year with Superb Programming, Numerous Spe...

Expanding French Film Markets

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For France, much more so than any other country, film making is an established art form and an integral part of French culture. Public financial support for film making and distribution in foreign territories is a considered an important tool of foreign cultural policies. French cinema represents France. This perception is also reflected at the box office with indigenous films having a much higher share of the domestic box office than other countries and a larger proportion of the French going...

Expanding French Film Markets

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For France, much more so than any other country, film making is an established art form and an integral part of French culture. Public financial support for film making and distribution in foreign territories is a considered an important tool of foreign cultural policies. French cinema represents France. This perception is also reflected at the box office with indigenous films having a much higher share of the domestic box office than other countries and a larger proportion of the French going t...

Intouchable the surprise hit comedy is breaking all records in France

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The third week of Intouchable by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano is stronger than the opening week. It takes first position among 2011 film, and beats Harry Potter 7 (second part) and Rien à déclarer. The comedy continues to grow and break all records in the french market. Intouchable cumes, after its third week end, at 7 271 771 admissions, ahead of Harry Potter et les reliques de la mort- part 2, (6,5 M admissions) and should very soon become the first film in the y...

Tokyo Film Festival Winners Announced

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By Liza Foreman TOKYO – Winnerss of the 24th edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival were announced on Sunday.   President of the International Competition Jury, Edward R.Pressman said: “Especially this year, it has been difficult to keep films alive in Japan but I would like to thank festival chairman, Mr. Yoda, and all the people for making TIFF possible. The prevalent theme in some of the best films such as Play, When Pigs Have Wings, and Untouchable was imm...

Films about improbable friendships bag the big money at Tokyo awards

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Tokyo Sakura Grand Prize, $50,000. for the Best Film in competition."Untouchables", France with DUO directors, Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache, for their study of an improbable friendshipo that develops betweena white man in a wheelchair and his black care-taker. Special Jury Prize, $20,000"The Woodsman and the Rain", Japan, Dir. Shuichi Okita, (34) -- Another Improbable friendship tale, this time bertween a Japanese lumberjack and a clueless young director who cames to his neck of the woods to s...

Intouchables to close San Sebastian Film Festival

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The 59th edition of San Sebastian Festival will close with the world premiere screening of Intouchables (Untouchable), written and directed by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache. Intouchables will be screened out-of-competition following the Festival closing gala on September 24th.  Intouchables is a witty comedy on the unexpected friendship arising between two people with nothing in common and very different ways of understanding life: a millionaire left tetraplegic after an accident ...

Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma line up

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Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma celebrates its 39th edition from October 13 to 24. Once again this year, the Festival will delight you with a spectacular lineup, more than ever in tune with real-life changes in the film landscape and new technologies. Features and shorts, fiction and documentary, animation, retrospectives, tributes, professional panels, outdoor interactive installations and events will be served up over 12 days, for all audiences. Over 295 films from 51 countries, inclu...

"Those Happy Days," winner at the 10th Annual COL.COA

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Writer-Directors Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache Accept Award Following Vote Talley After World Premiere ScreeningEric Toledano and Olivier Nakache's second feature film won them the City of Lights, City of Angels Audience Choice Award early this morning at a post premiere party at the Bel Age Hotel following the World Premiere of "Those Happy Days," at the 10th Annual COL.COA, A Week of French Film Premieres in Los Angeles at the Directors Guild Of America.The film which follows the adventu...

City of Lights, city of angels 10th celebration of french film in LA

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10th ANNUAL CITY OF LIGHTS, CITY OF ANGELS, A WEEK OF FRENCH FILM PREMIERES IN LOS ANGELES: APRIL 3-9, 2006 “La Doublure” (The Valet), Francis Veber’s affectionately funny portrayal of love and deceit, starring Daniel Auteuil and Kristen Scott-Thomas, will have its International Premiere at City of Lights, City of Angels Film Festival on Monday, April 3, 2006, five days after its Paris premiere. The festival’s closing night World Premiere will be Eric Tolédano & Olivier Nakache’s “...

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