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River to River, the changing face of Bollywood, WASSEYPUR, in your face with a vengeance

by Alex Deleon for <filmfestivals.com>   Take that you bloody muthe$&£$%*er!   The main Indian features seen this year at Florence, "The Gangs of Wasseypur" and "Chittagong", are Bollywood productions in the sense that both are made in Hindi (rather than one of India's other 21 official languages) with professional Bombay performers and staff, but the content, style, and conception of these films seems t...

Film Festivals Galore,in Bangkok--!

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  Bangkok  seems to have become a movie-hub, judging by the numerous  film festivals that have been spinning  in the city, almost back-to-back, this year.The Embassies have mostly been  responsible for these , and deserve  credit for whipping up the cinematic pulse of the city.Apart from the French, Italian  and EU film festivals ,which have become regular events in the cinema-calendar of the country  (they are held in both Bangkok and Chiangmai), this year,  we had new festivals from ...

Arnon Milchan to receive the Best Producer Award in Locarno

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Arnon Milchan                                 At the 65th edition of the Festival del film Locarno, the Premio Raimondo Rezzonico (Best Producer Award) will be presented to Arnon Milchan, one of the most prolific and successful American independent film producer of the past 25 years, with over 100 feature films to his cre...

Charity event in Cannes with Sean Penn for Haiti

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The Festival de Cannes is proud to welcome Haiti: Carnival in Cannes a benefit event presented by Giorgio Armani in support of Sean Penn’s J/P HRO, Paul Haggis’ Artists for Peace and Justice and Petra Nemcova’s Happy Heart’s Fund for their united and extraordinary work in Haiti On 12 January 2010, life in Haiti was thrown into chaos by an earthquake of a magnitude that was previously unheard of on the island. Hundreds of thousands of people were dead and wounded, a catastrop...

Cannes Classics 2012 welcomes cannes legends

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                                                      Agnès Varda, Universal Pictures, Robert De Niro, John Boorman, Andrei Konchalovsky, Roman Polanski, the World Cinema Foundation, Jerry Lewis, Lawrence of Arabia, Claude Miller, Nastassja Kinski, Alfred Hitchcock, Keisuke Kinoshita, The Dance Cinematheque, Roberto...

A Showcase Of Classic And Contemporary Italian Cinema

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  Fellini, Rossellini, Visconti, De Sica, Pasolini, Bertolucci, Antonioni......these are some of the greatest masters of the art of filmmaking. All of the above, and several others, are included in the Days Of Italian Cinema event at the Zlin Film Festival, a true feast for cinemaphiles. Italian film has been a lively inspiration for filmmakers for decades and despite the frequent opinion that Italian cinema is dead or dying, there comes a new generation to take the place of the old mas...

Claudia Cardinale arrives for the first time in Bulgaria as a guest of Sofia International Film Festival

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“I don’t like the system of celebrities. I am a normal human being. I like living in Europe. I visit Hollywood often, but I never wanted to sign a contract and work there for a long period of time,” states the world famous Italian actress. The legendary actress arrives in Sofia as a special guest of the 15th jubilee edition of the Sofia International Film Festival. A gala screening of Luchino Visconti’s film The Leopard will take place on the 11th of March in Hall 1 of ...

IFFBoston 2010: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (Closing)

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Monday at IFFBoston 2010 brings two vastly different screenings to Somerville’s small Cinema 5.  8: The Mormon Proposition lays out the political battles surrounding the recent Proposition 8 in California.  The purpose of Prop 8 was to repeal the existing right of marriage for same-sex couples.  In the days that followed the vote on the confusingly worded text - where supporters needed to vote “no” and opponents were to vote “yes” – it became known that the Prop 8 campaign had bee...

The Jury of the 64th Cannes Film Festival will be headed by Robert de Niro

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The American actor, director and producer Robert De Niro will preside over the Jury of the 64th Festival de Cannes, running May 11th to 22th 2011. When he accepted the invitation, Robert De Niro said : « The Cannes Film Festival is a rare opportunity for me as it is one of the oldest and one of the best in the world. » A very true and nice compliment from Robert de Niro, himself a festival Director (founder of Tribeca). Robert de Niro is a long time friend of the festival with mul...

Robert De Niro will be President of the Jury of the 64th Festival de Cannes

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The American actor, director and producer Robert De Niro will be President of the Jury of the 64th Festival de Cannes, due to take place from May 11th to 22th 2011. When he accepted the invitation, Robert De Niro said : « The Cannes Film Festival is a rare opportunity for me as it is one of the oldest and one of the best in the world. » Inviting Robert De Niro as President of the Jury of Cannes, the organizers want to pay also tribute to the co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival whic...

Fatih Akin at Goa

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German director Fatih Akin’s Master Class at IFFI 2010 Heavy turnout greeted Fatih Akin when he arrived at the Marriott Hotel in Goa to conduct a Master Class. Indian director-writer Anurag Kashyap posed the questions, as Fatih shared his experiences of growing up as a Turkish boy in Germany, and traced the influences and incidents that led him to become a film-director. At 37, Fatih is a celebrated director and his work has been appreciated at many major film festivals. Fatih says he ...

SHOLAY, THE "CURRY WESTERN" DECONSTRUCTED --

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Sholay (Embers)                          PHILIPJI --I watched the complete Sholay last night, and can easily see why it is such a landmark film in India,but --if you are not familiar with the iconic personalties of Amitji, Dharamji, Sanjeev Kumar, and Hema Malini -- it would just be a long Spaghetti Western with Masala sauce, fairly primitive in parts (Like the unerring accuracy of the shots by the dynamic Duo --every single shot drops ...

Today a sermon by Jose Mojica Marins at the Grossmann Film and Wine Festival!

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The unholy day is upon the beautiful town of Ljutomer, Slovenia! Today at 19:30h at the City Cinema Jose Mojica Marins will proclaim his ghastly gospel at a ferocious Q&A session, hosted by our Vicious Cat Jury President Dinko Tucaković. It will be followed by a vicious outburst of his most spine-chilling films. The first blow will be delivered by the Strange World of Coffin Joe at 21:30h at the Culture House Cinema. Then the carnival of horror will move to the Open Air Cinema at the Main S...

Linda Nelson on Delivered!

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Interview with producer Linda Nelson on her upcoming film with director/actor Michael Madison, Delivered (2011).   ME: Hi Linda. How are you? Can you tell us about your new film Delivered. This is your second time working as a team with Michael and Jennifer right?   LINDA: This is our third film of Linda Nelson and Michael Madison/Nelson Madison Films.  On our first film, we were producers and distributors. On our second film, which was a very l...

The Complete Clint Eastwood

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Actor, director, screenwriter, jazz musician, music composer, politician, philanthropist, film legend.....these attributes could describe a cadre of people, but when they all wrapped into one outsized personality, it is truly impressive. Such is the career of Clint Eastwood, a television and film master who remains at the top of his professional game at 80 years young. To honor the octogenarian's contribution to the history of cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center is devoting much of its Ju...

The Complete Clint Eastwood

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  Actor, director, screenwriter, jazz musician, music composer, politician, philanthropist, film legend.....these attributes could describe a cadre of people, but when they all wrapped into one outsized personality, it is truly impressive. Such is the career of Clint Eastwood, a television and film master who remains at the top of his professional game at 80 years young. To honor the octogenarian's contribution to the history of cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center is devoting mu...

The Global Film Village: Pierre Rissient: the silent connoisseur, and maker of stars, speaks out about the film “SILENT ARMY”

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by Marla Lewin Photo credit Jerry Schatzberg The French filmmaker Pierre Rissient appears in Todd McCarthy's documentary 'Pierre Rissient: Man of Cinema.' Pierre Rissient was originally a publicist. He has gone on to produce and direct films. He is most known for his auteur discoveries, and he has shared with me, his joy most recently, about spending time at a film festival in Lyon, France, where he has so many fond memories from his youth. It was there that he supporte...

Pierre Rissient: the silent connoisseur, and maker of stars, speaks out about the film “SILENT ARMY”

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The Global Film Village: Pierre Rissient: the silent connoisseur, and maker of stars, speaks out about the film “SILENT ARMY”by Marla Lewin Photo credit Jerry Schatzberg The French filmmaker Pierre Rissient appears in Todd McCarthy's documentary 'Pierre Rissient: Man of Cinema.' Pierre Rissient was originally a publicist. He has gone on to produce and direct films. He is most known for his auteur discoveries, and he has shared with me, his joy most recently, about spending time at a film fes...

NYIIFVF Award Winner Gianmarco Galassi Briefly Talks about Italian Cinema & Meeting Abel Ferrara

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NYIIFVF Award Winner Gianmarco Galassi Briefly Talks about Italian Cinema & Meeting Abel Ferrara By Anoo Cottoor <br> IFQ: Tell me how you got started in your career as a filmmaker. <br>Gianmarco Galassi: I've always loved cinema since I was a child. I started studying acting at school, but then I understood that I wanted to make movies. I said to myself, “Let’s try, I want to do it, nothing is impossible.” And I started to shoot my short movi...

Cannes Classics: From the Spaghetti Western to the New Wave

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Cannes Classics, the Festival program of landmark films of the past, will be closing today with the 3pm screening of a print of the spaghetti western Once Upon a Time... The Revolution (1971), by Sergio Leone. The Cineteca di Bologna and the lab Immagine Ritrovata can take credit for the restoration. At 7pm, festivalgoers are invited to discover Two of the New Wave, to be presented by the director of the documentary, Emmanuel Laurent. Celebrating the fifty-year anniver...

Programme for Thursday the 21st

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COMPÉTITION - Grand Théâtre Lumière 8:30am et 6:30pm: A L’ ORIGINE (In the beginning) by Xavier Giannoli– 2h30 12:00 noon and 10:00 pm: DAS WEISSE BAND (The white ribbon) by Michael Haneke – 2h24 UN CERTAIN REGARD - Salle Debussy 11:30am and 4:30pm: LOS VIAJES DEL VIENTO (The Wind Journeys) by Ciro Guerra – 1h57 2:00pm: SKAZKA PRO TEMNOTU (Tale in the Darkness) by Nikolay Khomeriki– 1h12 10:30pm: À DERIVA (Adrift) by Heitor Dhalia - 1h43 CANNES CLASS...

Officer honors for Hong Kong director Johnnie To

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In Cannes for his latest detective film screening in Competition, Vengeance, Hong Kong director Johnnie To was made an officer in the Ordre National des Arts et des Lettres by French Cultural Minister Christine Albanel at the Café des Palmes today, attended by Johnny Hallyday, lead actor in Vengeance. "You have set the tone of the cinema territory Hong Kong, and conveyed to us all your original vision of your hometown.", said Ms Albanel, who further elaborated by say...

Martin Scorsese honorary President of Cannes Classics 2009

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Godard, Losey, Antonioni, Visconti, Tati, Franju et Sergio Leone once again in the Official Selection? Pierrot le Fou, Eyes Without A Face or Senso in Competition against L’Avventura or Once Upon A Time…the Revolution? Martin Scorsese is the honorary President of Cannes Classics 2009, a section established in 2004 to accompany the contemporary films of the Official Selection with a program of restored  and rediscovered films, to be released theatrically or on DVD. The film...

Wisconsin Film Festival

In its 13th year, the Wisconsin Film Festival (Madison, Wisconsin, USA | 30 March-3 April, 2011) presents a broad range of independent American and world cinema (feature, documentary, experimental, shorts), restorations and revivals, and locally made pictures from Wisconsin filmmakers. The festival plays in ten theaters, all within walking distance, in the heart of the state's capital city. The 2010 festival screened 192 films and had an attendance of 34,539 in five days. The full 2010 film guide, including work by Bong Joon-ho, Michel Gondry, Jan Hrebejk, Ken Loach, Mary Sweeney, Radu Jude, Liu Jiayin, Gianni Di Gregorio, James Marsh, Jessica Hausner, Henrik Ruben Ganz, Maren Ade, Xavier Dolan, Corneliu Porumboiu, Karen Shakhnazarov, Bradley Rust Gray, Sarah Watts, Lixin Fan, Michael Mann, Bert I. Gordon, George Kuchar, Sergio Leone, Ladislas Starewitch, Jules Dassin, John Frankenheimer, and Elia Kazan, is available here: <http://2010.wifilmfest.org/films/>

Miami Italian Film Festival

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Features the best Italian movies of the season 2004-2005 as well as a retrospective and seminars on Sergio Leone`s "Spaghetti western".
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