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Liv Ullmann at Festival des Films du Monde 2012

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Festival President Serge Losique   Serge Losique a wonderful host to all festival guests, with Liv Ulmann and Dheeraj Akolkar     Liv Ulmann welcome at the Festival with Greta Scacchi and Henry Welsh (Directeur des communications du Festival des Films du Monde)     Check the video: coming soon Photo by Leopoldo Soto ...

Israel Cinema at the MWFF 2012

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  Every year, the Festival welcomes directors from the Department of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University as part of its international Cinema Schools section. The press conference will be attended by Dekel Nitzan, director, Migrash (Cour/Court); Eti Tsicko, director and scriptwriter, Resen (Laisse/Dog-Leash); Itay Tal, director and scriptwriter, When You Played; and Gill Weinstein, director, writer and producer, Sachkan Safsal (Sur la touche/Benched).  The press conference ...

Volker Schlöndorff Master Class in Montreal following the screening of Calm at sea - La mer à L'aube

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The masterclass follows the screening of Volker's latest film showing at Cinema du Quartier Latin in Montreal. Serge Losique Festival Director will moderate and interview. Historical drama starring Ulrich Mattes, Thomas Arnold, Marc Barbé, Christopher Buchholz, Jean-pierre Darroussin, Arielle Dombasle… 2011,  1h30 mn ...

Montreal World Film Festival launched with Million Dollar Crocodile...and 212 feature films

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  212 feature films (110 world or international premieres)  16 medium length films (12 world or international premieres)  144 short films (94 world or international premieres)  60 films in the Canadian Student Film Festival   A Chinese film “Million Dollar Crocodile” for the opening                              ...

Danny Huston and his nephew Jack at the MWFF for Two Jacks

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American film star Danny Huston and his nephew Jack will attend the Montreal World Film Festival for the premiere of Two Jacks directed by Bernard Rose. They will be accompanied by the film's producer Julia Verdin. In 2011 at the MWFF Huston won best actor for his role in Eran Riklis' Playoff. “I really enjoyed the Festival last year and I'm happy to be returning with Two Jacks,” said Huston.  “One of the great dynasties of American cinema, the Hustons have given us great films f...

Board Member updates: Volker Schlöndorff to give master class at MWFF

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Volker Schlöndorff to give master class at MWFF The noted German director, board member of the prestigious European Film Academy, Volker Schlöndorff, will give a master class at the upcoming Montreal World Film Festival it was announced. “Volker Schlöndorff is one of key members of the New German Cinema, that group of young filmmakers who, with talent, imagination and a daring choice of subjects, radically changed postwar German cinema,” said MWFF President Serge Losique. “...

Greta Scacchi named president of MWFF jury

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Australian film star Greta Scacchi will be president of the international jury of the 36th Montreal World Film Festival, it was announced. “Ms. Scacchi has marked the international cinema with her talent and we are honoured to have her as the president of our jury,” said Festival President Serge Losique. Born in Milan to an English mother and Italian father, Greta Scacchi was raised in England and Australia and received her early theatrical training as at the Bristol Old Vic...

Volker Schlöndorff to give master class at MWFF

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The noted German director, board member of the prestigious European Film Academy, Volker Schlöndorff, will give a master class at the upcoming Montreal World Film Festival it was announced. “Volker Schlöndorff is one of key members of the New German Cinema, that group of young filmmakers who, with talent, imagination and a daring choice of subjects, radically changed postwar German cinema,” said MWFF President Serge Losique. “It is a great privilege to be hosting his master...

Million Dollar Crocodile to open World Film Festival

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MILLION DOLLAR CROCODILE, a popular entertainment directed by Chinese filmmaker Lisheng Lin, will open the 2012 Montreal World Film Festival, and will inaugurate its World Greats section, it was announced by MWFF president Serge Losique. "The Chinese cinema is one of the strongest in the world right now and can be compared to Hollywood in its variety and depth," stated Serge Losique. Director Lisheng Lin and the film's principal actors will be in attendance in Montreal. ...

The MWFF to honour Mel Hoppenheim

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The 36th Montreal World Film Festival announces that it will honour Mel Hoppenheim with its Grand Prize of the Americas. "There are few men in our cinema with the Mel Hoppenheim's stature," declared MWFF president Serge Losique. "He is among the men most responsible for the concrete development of Quebec and Canadian film industries. As a builder and entrepreneur but also as a generous philanthropist, Mel was a prime mover in the establishment of a true domestic film industry....

China Film Business Week at MWFF

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The Montreal World Film Festival is proud to announce the inaugural China Film Business Week at this year's 36th edition, August 23 – September 3, 2012. “The aim is to bring the burgeoning Chinese film industry on a permanent basis to North America,” explained MWFF president Serge Losique. “This is where the west will meet the east, where decision makers of the Chinese film industry will meet their western counterparts. All facets of the Chinese film industry will be i...

MWFF Opens Its Doors to Film & Journalism Students

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The Montreal World Film Festival has announced that film and journalism students, from all cinema schools and universities, will be eligible for free admission to its screenings in all sections (except for opening and closing evenings). The Festival will create a special pass for students in these fields and eligibility for this pass will depend on proper credentials. A cultural event of international renown among whose founding principles is the encouragement of quality cinema from a...

Montreal World Film Festival Awards

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  OXYGEN (ADEM), a Belgium/Netherlands co-production by debut director Hans Van Nuffel, won the Grand Prix des Ameriques at the Montreal World Film Festival last evening. The award is the highest honor given at the Festival, which concluded a 10-day homage to world cinema that includes nearly 450 feature and short films from 80 countries.   OXYGEN tells the poignant tale of two young men who suffer from cystic fybrosis, a genetic disease that slowly destroys their lungs....

Montreal World Film Festival Awards Oxygen

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OXYGEN (ADEM), a Belgium/Netherlands co-production by debut director Hans Van Nuffel, won the Grand Prix des Ameriques at the Montreal World Film Festival last evening. The award is the highest honor given at the Festival, which concluded a 10-day homage to world cinema that includes nearly 450 feature and short films from 80 countries. OXYGEN tells the poignant tale of two young men who suffer from cystic fybrosis, a genetic disease that slowly destroys their lungs. Although they share the same...

Montreal Kicks Off Busy Festival Season

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  The calendar may still say August, but the busy Fall film festival season kicks off in earnest in Montreal later this week as the Montreal World Film Festival (MWFF) will celebrate its 34th edition. The Festival, one of the only FIAPF A-Class film festivals in North America, is the first in a marathon that will take film buffs and professionals to film events in Toronto, Venice, San Sebastian, New York, Woodstock, Deauville and Chicago (just to name a prominent few). The MWFF,...

Gérard Depardieu To Give Master Class In Montreal

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  For devotees of French cinema, it doesn't get much better than this. Gérard Depardieu, the bad boy-turned-eminence grise of French cinema, will give a master class on the cinema at the Montreal World Film Festival on the Festival's final day of September 6. The celebrated French star will reflect on his craft, his experiences with the great film directors of his era and on his vision of the contemporary cinema. “It was in Montreal, in 1983, that Gérard Depardieu received h...

French Canadian Film To Open Montreal World Film Festival

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  ROUTE 132, directed by Montreal filmmaker Louis Bélanger, will open the 2010 Montreal World Film Festival, and will inaugurate its official competition. The film is making its world premiere at the Festival, one of North America's largest, which runs from August 26 to October 6, 2010. Written by Bélanger and Alexis Martin, ROUTE 132 was produced and by Fabienne Larouche and Michel Trudeau for Aetios Productions and by Denise Robert and Daniel Louis for Cinémaginaire. The film...

Alan Ladd Jr. Honored At Montreal World FF

 by Sandy Mandelberger, Montreal Online Dailies EditorFriday, August 22-------Academy Award-winning producer Alan Ladd, Jr. was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Montreal Film Festival opening night ceremony last night. In addition to receiving the coveted prize from Festival Director Serge Losique, the Festival is screening four films associated with Ladd during his careers at 20th Century Fox and MGM/UA.  Ladd will present a special screening this evening of the Mel Brooks s...

French Film To Open 32nd Montreal World Film Festival

 by Sandy Mandelberger, Montreal FF Dailies Editor Monday, August 18------If there ever was a love affair between cities, the intimate relationship between Paris and Montreal would be a novel unto itself. Both cities are proud standard bearers for the French language and French culture, although the Montrealers have added a Quebec twist to the traditional patrimonie.The bonds are further evidenced by the announcement of the Opening Night Film for this year's Montreal World Film Festival. The 3...

Celebrity Sightings At Montreal FF

Wednesday, August 29------Celebrity sightings at the Opening Gala of the Montreal World Film Festival, photos courteosy of the Festival organization....

International Cinema Again Comes To Montreal

  Wednesday, August 22--------Filmmakers, film critics and lovers of international cinema are again assembling in the beautiful Quebec city of Montreal, as the Montreal World Film Festival celebrates its 31st anniversary. The Festival featurtes a top-flight selection of films in the World and First Film Competitions, as well as out of competition focuses on World Cinema and Documentaries of the World. Montreal has always been a place where the cinema greats, some quite senior in their careers,...

Bobby and Bush both Dead On Arrival, score at Toronto

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Dick Cheney becomes the 44th President of the United States when George W. Bush, after addressing the Economic Club of Chicago, is assassinated outside a Chicago hotel, after a speech marked by l0, 000 demonstrators violently protesting nuclear brinksmanship policies in Iraq, North Korea and Iran. The date is Oct.19, 2007.This is the setting for the 93-minute fictionalized, controversial feature,”Death of a President”. The picture won the prestigious international critics (FIPRESCI) prize ...

Latest film of Japanase Director Sato to premiere at Montreal

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YAMATO: THE LAST BATTLE at the MWFFThe epic Japanese film YAMATO: THE LAST BATTLE by director Junya Sato will have its international premiere at the 30th edition of the Montréal World Film Festival, which runs from August 24 to September 4, 2006, it was announced.Produced by Haruki Kadokawa for the Toei Studio, and starring Takashi Sorimachi, Shido Nakamura, Kyoda Susuki, Tetsuya Watari et Tatsuya Nakadai, the film recounts the last mission of the battleship Yamato during World War II. The larg...

Our Earthmen Friends to open the 30th edition of the MWFF

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Bernard Werber’s OUR EARTHMEN FRIENDS to open the 30th edition of the MWFFBernard Werber’s OUR EARTHMEN FRIENDS will open the 30th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival on August 24, it was announced. Werber is the celebrated French author of the “Ants” trilogy and most recently of the novel Le Souffle des Dieux (The Breath of the Gods), the sequel to Nous les Dieux (We Gods). A "documentary" on Earth-dwellers made by extra-terrestrials, OUR EARTHMEN FRIENDS was directed by Werber ...
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