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Sean Connery and array of stars to attend Edinburgh

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Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) Managing Director Ginnie Atkinson and Artistic Director Hannah McGill, today announced some of the expected guests at this year’s Festival as well as the film line-up for the Festival’s free outdoor screenings, FILM FESTIVAL UNDER THE STARS, in association with Homecoming Scotland.Returning to Scotland in 2009 are expected guests including: Alan Cumming, Alfonso Cuarón, Andrea Arnold, Anthony Dod Mantle, Bill Forsyth, Brenda Blethyn, Darren Arono...

Berlinale Day at the Frankfurt Book Fair

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On October 16, the Berlinale Day will be held at the Frankfurt Book Fair (Oct. 15-19, 2008) for the fourth time. The common goal of Germany’s two largest cultural events is to strengthen collaboration between the book and film worlds and promote exchange.This cooperation between the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Berlin International Film Festival was initiated in 2005. On the Berlinale Day, screen adaptations of literary works from the Berlinale programme in 2008 will be presented and a workshop...

San Sebastian 56 Will Have an 'Infusciating' New Look

If you're tired of those same old raggedy Red Carpets every year the 56th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival which opens on September 18 has anounced a major change in decor --the Red Carpet this year will be FUCHSIA... and not just one rug for the stars to cavort on on on their way to the galas, but two! A carpet 9O metres long (about one American football field) will lead up the main beachfront thoroughfare to the surrealistic Kursaal complex, otherwise known as 'The Cube', where ...

San Sebastian 56 Will Have an 'Infusciating' New Look

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If you're tired of those same old raggedy Red Carpets every year the 56th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival which opens on September 18 has anounced a major change in decor --the Red Carpet this year will be FUCHSIA... and not just one rug for the stars to cavort on on on their way to the galas, but two! A carpet 9O metres long (about one American football field) will lead up the main beachfront thoroughfare to the surrealistic Kursaal complex, otherwise known as 'The Cube', where the f...

The San Sebastian red carpet will be fuchsia and crowded

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Antonio Banderas, Richard Eyre, Woody Allen, Javier Bardem and Rebecca Hall will be walking along it on the opening dayThe carpet that the stars at the forthcoming San Sebastián Festival will be walking along will be fuchsia, which is the predominant colour this year in the Festival’s image.The fuchsia carpet is 90 metres long in the route it follows along the Paseo de la Zurriola leading up to the door of the Kursaal, and 40 metres long outside the Victoria Eugenia.The team that has made th...

P.T. Anderson will receive the Fipresci Grand Prix

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Director Paul Thomas Anderson will receive at San Sebastian Festival the Fipresci Grand Prix for Best Film of the Year, granted by the international critics who have decided to award the distinction to his film, There Will Be Blood. The director of films like Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999) and Punch-Drunk Love (2002) will collect the award at the Festival opening gala in the Kursaal Auditorium on September 18. “The choice was extremely clear for the 242 members of the International Fede...

GLOOM IN WARSAW AS KATYN FAILS TO BRING HOME OSCAR - Part 2

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This was a surprising year all around as a monster film dressed up as a neo-Western from the Coen Brothers of Minnesota took the top film prize, and four European actors swept all the acting prizes leaving the likes of Johnny Depp and George Clooney out in the cold. London born Daniel Day-Lewis (50) picked up his second Best-Actor Oscar, to no one's surprise for his work in Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood", but Best Actress to Marion Cotillard (33) for her portrayal of ...

Americans Hold Off On Buying At Cannes

 Friday, May 23------The whooshing sound that you hear is the rapid departure of film professionals leaving in droves as the Cannes Film Festival enters its final weekend. In fact, professionals have been leaving en masse since Wednesday, with film sales offices at the Marche du Film and the local hotels virtual ghost towns. The American distribution contingent, which were on the Croisette in great numbers, have left Cannes without many major acquisitions. The tepid Cannes market continued what...

Gloom in Warsaw when Katyn failed to bring home Oscar

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The Academy awards brought a certain "freudenschade" (Joy over other people's misery) to Western Europe and an air of gloom to Warsaw. The German newspapers were practically gloating over the fact that all four acting Oscars went to European rather than American performers (UK, France and Spain), whereas the Poles, placing high hopes on Andrzej Wajda's WW II Massacre epic "Katyn", received a painful letdown when the Best Foreign film award went to a relatively minor Austrian concentration camp s...

Oscar revealed

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The waiting is over , the best ones got it.Big winners were No country, and Blood....Marion Cotillard is sacred best (french) actress everywhere in the world from Cesar, to Bafta and Oscar...Marion Cotillard in La Vie en Rose Performance by an actor in a leading role  George Clooney in “Michael Clayton” (Warner Bros.)Oscar to Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage and Miramax)  Johnny Depp in “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (DreamWork...

The 58th Berlin Film Festival closes shop with Katyn

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The 58th Berlin Film Festival closed out a rather unremarkable ten day run with Andrzej Wajda's massive indictment of Russian war crimes, "Katyn". The political significance of this film, especially in Germany, was underlined by the attendance at the final gala of German Prime Minister Angela Merkel and other top level political dignitaries. Eighty year old director Wajda said that he hopes the film will help build new bridges between Germany and Poland. Considering that Poland suffe...

Berlin 58 closes shop with Katyn

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The 58th Berlin Film Festival closed out a rather unremarkable ten day run with Andrzej Wajda's massive indictment of Russian war crimes, "Katyn". The political significance of this film, especially in Germany, was underlined by the attendance at the final gala of German Prime Minister Angela Merkel and other top level political dignitaries. Eighty year old director Wajda said that he hopes the film will help build new bridges between Germany and Poland. Considering that Poland suffered far mo...

Cannes got U2 but Berlin scores Scorsese & the Stones for the opening

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With the world premiere of the Rolling Stones concert film, Shine a Light by Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese, the 58th Berlin International Film Festival will open tomorrow, February 7, 2008. Director Martin Scorsese, and Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood are all coming to Berlin to attend this big event. Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the Festival together with Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann, Governing Mayo...

Cannes got U2 but Berlin scores Scorsese & the Stones

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With the world premiere of the Rolling Stones concert film, Shine a Light by Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese, the 58th Berlin International Film Festival will open tomorrow, February 7, 2008. Director Martin Scorsese, and Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood are all coming to Berlin to attend this big event. Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the Festival together with Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann, Governing Mayo...

There will be blood & reviews

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SYNOPSIS:In 1898 - 1902 Texas, prospector Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) scratches the soil and digs deep holes looking to find his fortune in whatever form there is. Sure enough, he finds it - oil; but as he begins to harvest it, an accident kills one of his workers, leaving behind a baby boy. Daniel brings up the orphan HG (Dillon Freasier), as his own, as he buys up ranches where oil may be found - including the Sunday family ranch, where the young Eli Sunday (Paul Dano) is exciting the ...

80th Academy Awards Announced

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80th Academy Awards Announced CategoriesPerformance by an actor in a leading roleGeorge Clooney in "Michael Clayton" (Warner Bros.)Daniel Day-Lewis in "There Will Be Blood" (Paramount Vantage and Miramax)Johnny Depp in "Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (DreamWorks and Warner Bros., Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount)Tommy Lee Jones in "In the Valley of Elah" (Warner Independent)Viggo Mortensen in "Eastern Promises" (Focus Features)Performance by an actor in a supporting roleCasey ...

BAFTA Film Awards Nominees in 2008

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The full list of nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2008.  FILMAMERICAN GANGSTER – Brian Grazer/Ridley ScottATONEMENT – Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Paul WebsterTHE LIVES OF OTHERS – Quirin Berg/Max WiedemannNO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN – Scott Rudin/Joel Coen/Ethan CoenTHERE WILL BE BLOOD – JoAnne Sellar/Paul Thomas Anderson/Daniel LupiBEST BRITISH FILMATONEMENT – Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Paul Webster/Joe Wright/Christopher HamptonTHE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – Frank Marshal...

BAFTA Film Awards Nominees in 2008

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The full list of nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2008. FILMAMERICAN GANGSTER – Brian Grazer/Ridley ScottATONEMENT – Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Paul WebsterTHE LIVES OF OTHERS – Quirin Berg/Max WiedemannNO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN – Scott Rudin/Joel Coen/Ethan CoenTHERE WILL BE BLOOD – JoAnne Sellar/Paul Thomas Anderson/Daniel LupiBEST BRITISH FILMATONEMENT – Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Paul Webster/Joe Wright/Christopher HamptonTHE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – Frank Marshall/Patr...

THERE WILL BE BLOOD....And Awards

 Wednesday, January 9----------Bucking the critical groundswell in favor of the Coen Brothers' NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, the National Society of Film Critics this week gave four prizes, including Best Picture, to THERE WILL BE BLOOD. The NSFC also honored the oil-biz epic for Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Best Director (Paul Thomas Anderson), and Best Cinematography (Robert Elswit).The NSFC also bucked the Best Supporting Actress trend, voting for Cate Blanchett's performance as Bob Dylan in I...

...in 2008 There will be blood and awards...

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Bucking the critical groundswell in favor of the Coen Brothers' NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, the National Society of Film Critics this week gave four prizes, including Best Picture, to THERE WILL BE BLOOD. The NSFC also honored the oil-biz epic for Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Best Director (Paul Thomas Anderson), and Best Cinematography (Robert Elswit).The NSFC also bucked the Best Supporting Actress trend, voting for Cate Blanchett's performance as Bob Dylan in I'M NOT THERE, over Amy Ryan, who's...

Los Angeles and New York Film Critics Awards Shape Oscar Race

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With the announcement over the past two days of the winners of the Los Angeles and New York Film Critics Associations, the leading contenders for the Oscar have finally crystallized. Prize winners from the two most prestigious film critics societies in the United States have definitely turned both films and talents into the frontrunners…..in other words, the ones to beat come Oscar night. The first to announce, on Sunday afternoon, was the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). Its cho...

Los Angeles and New York Film Critics Awards Shape Oscar Race

 Tuesday, December 11----------With the announcement over the past two days of the winners of the Los Angeles and New York Film Critics Associations, the leading contenders for the Oscar have finally crystallized. Prize winners from the two most prestigious film critics societies in the United States have definitely turned both films and talents into the frontrunners…..in other words, the ones to beat come Oscar night.  The first to announce, on Sunday afternoon, was the Los Angeles Film Cri...

Palm Springs will honor Daniel Day-Lewis

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The 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis with its prestigious Desert Palm Achievement Award for his latest film There Will Be Blood at the Festival's annual Awards Gala on Saturday, January 5, 2008. Past actors that have received this award include Nicolas Cage, Liam Neeson, John Travolta and Jake Gyllenhaal. Festival chairman Earl Greenburg said, "Daniel Day-Lewis is a tremendously accomplished actor with an impressive b...

Oscar buzz already surrounds some of Telluride 33 features

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Today marks the close of the 34th Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve and Apple. The sold out Festival featured many of this year’s highly anticipated films from across the globe. This celebration of art and film set among the beauty of the Rockies opened Friday, August 31 and closed today, September 3.The Festival paid tribute to three film luminaries including Daniel Day-Lewis, whose award was presented by surprise guest Paul Thomas Anderson, director of the upco...

It's Showtime at The Telluride Film Festival

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The 34th Telluride Film Festival celebrates the best in film, past, present and future, from all around the globe, the Festival kicks off another exciting weekend packed with tributes, features, documentaries, shorts, conversations and panel discussions. The Festival opens today Friday, August 31 and runs through Monday, September 3.The Festival will pay tribute to three film luminaries including Daniel Day-Lewis, who captivated filmgoers with his performances in ROOM WITH A VIEW, THE UNBEARABLE...

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