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Antichrist

Christ Arriving [Damascus World Edition] {FULL LENGTH MUSICAL}

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Christ Arriving [Damascus World Edition] 5 psychedelic music videos combined into 1 futuristic musical dedicated to the end of time, the 2nd coming of Christ and the confrontation with the Anti-Christ that will bring the end of time closer. The musical constantly refers to the landing of Jesus on the minarets of Damascus. Something we all look forward to happening, a world event. The musical also proclaims to the arrival of the Anti-Christ on this world, the worst chaos of al...

SLEEPING BEAUTY and the female gaze.

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 SLEEPING BEAUTY (2011)One of the films in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival was SLEEPING BEAUTY (2011) by writer/director Julia Leigh. While one might recall the sweet animated Disney film SLEEPING BEAUTY (1959) or the classic fairytale in reference to this title, this film is a far cry from these classics with the same name; rather, this ‘sleeping beauty’ is about the erotic desires of a young woman and her ‘female gaze’, as opposed to the much discussed, much debated cinem...

SLEEPING BEAUTY, desiring beauty...

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 SLEEPING BEAUTY (2011)One of the films in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival was SLEEPING BEAUTY (2011) by writer/director Julia Leigh. While one might recall the sweet animated Disney film SLEEPING BEAUTY (1959) or the classic fairytale in reference to this title, this film is a far cry from these classics with the same name; rather, this ‘sleeping beauty’ is about the erotic desires of a young woman and her ‘female gaze’, as opposed to the much discussed, much debated cinem...

A Tale of Two Cannes Sensations

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Lars Von Trier       Jafar Panahi  The 64th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is now history, but two standout personalities on opposite poles of the spectrum have defined this year as one of the most unusual in memory. In one corner, we have the Danish filmmaker provocateur Lars Von Trier whose verbal missteps about Nazism at his press conference led...

Lars van Triers and Nazis...Statement from the Board of Directors of the Festival de Cannes

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The Festival de Cannes provides artists from around the world with an exceptional forum to present their works and defend freedom of expression and creation. The Festival's Board of Directors, which held an extraordinary meeting this Thursday 19 May 2011, profoundly regrets that this forum has been used by Lars Von Trier to express comments that are unacceptable, intolerable, and contrary to the ideals of humanity and generosity that preside over the very existence of the Festival. ...

Lars von Trier Admits to Being a Nazi, Understanding Hitler (Cannes 2011)

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Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg look on in disbelief as the "Melancholia" director shocks at Cannes press conference. Danish director Lars Von Trier pulled a Mel Gibson in Cannes Wednesday, giving a shocking and hilarious press conference for his new film Melancholia in which he admitted to being a Nazi, to understanding Hitler and speculated that his next movie could be The Final Solution. Von Trier has never been very P.C. and his Cannes press conferences alway...

Discover the trailer for Lars von Trier's MELANCHOLIA

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  Melancholia from Zentropa on Vimeo. The trailer for Lars von Trier's MELANCHOLIA is launched online today and available to view at www.melancholiathemovie.com. A beautiful movie about the end of the world. MELANCHOLIA is written and directed by von Trier and produced by Meta Louise Foldager and Louise Vesth for Zentropa Entertainments27. Artificial Eye will release in the UK on July 1. ...

Durban in full swing

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I have arrived yesterday 28 July and what a day it was! Flying in from Johannesburg was memorable as I saw two South African singing sensations making out at the drop-off. They can be compared to Bollywood stars as they have just starred in a local film together called Jakhalsdans where they fell in love on the set! It was something to behold to see thse two kissing as they would have been arrested in places like Dubai. The flight down - just under 50 mins - was routine and then Durban hit me...

Destination Durban

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Hello out there! This is my first entry for my trip to the 31st Durban International Film Festival. The festival kicks off with the world premiere of the SA film, State of Violence, on Thursday 22 July.  I'll be in Durban from 28 July till the end of the festival on 1 August. More about my programme and what's to offer at DIFF in my next blog entry. First I have to thank the organisers for allowing me, a small-town journo, to travel to their city and attend their esteemed event. This wil...

The New Home For International Cinema

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  With foreign-language films (with "dreaded" sub-titles) becoming more and more difficult to find theatrical distribution, the action has moved to the home screen for even films that have been major presences on the international film festival circuit. IFC Films, which still does do day-and-date simultaneous openings in theaters and on its on-demand television network, is increasingly showcasing films strictly on its IFC ON DEMAND service, available via cable and satellite tel...

New York: the 2009 New York Film Festival

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Presenting 28 feature and documentary productions the 47th edition of the New York Film Festival running from September 25 through October 11, certainly retained its standing as the premier US showcase for the international films and for presenting the best emerging and recognized international film directors. Culled this year mostly from other festivals the NYFF had few films from the United States (THE ART OF THE STEAL, Don Argott; SWEETGRASS, Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaign-Taylor; L...

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Branchage Film Festival 2009 1st - 4th October

Branchage Festival 2009

Jersey film festival to screen The Wizard of Oz in magical drive-in cinema experience

- The Wizard of Oz screened People’s Park Oct 3rd

- As part of Branchage, taking place Oct 1st – 4th

Branchage Jersey International Film Festival is coming back to the island in October, screening an incredible selection of films in breathtaking

and unusual locations.

Highlights for 2009’s festival will include a spectacular drive-in-cinema showing seminal Judy Garland classic The Wizard Of Oz, a screening of this year’s most shocking film Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist and British Sea Power performing their poignant soundtrack to the renowned 1934 fisherman film Man of Aran.

Branchage Jersey International Film Festival has an unbeatable range of films being screened in truly breathtaking locations, including a beautiful drive-in screening of The Wizard Of Oz at People’s Park on the island, a truly terrifying screening of Antichrist in a scary hut in the Jersey woods and an incredible performance by British Sea Power to the classic black & white fisherman film Man of Aran.

The festival launched in 2008 as a vibrant cross-arts film festival that transformed a number of Jersey’s well recognised landmarks and changed them into unusual screening venues.

Venues secured for the 2009 festival include: Mount Orgueil Castle, Jersey Museum Cinema, The Town Hall/Magistrates Courts, The War Tunnels, Victoria College Boys School Hall, Jersey Opera House. There’ll also be screenings inside the spectacular Barclays Wealth Spiegeltent, plus an incredible drive-in screening at People’s Park.

Branchage aims to create new cinema-going experiences by holding screenings at unusual, atmospheric locations - bringing people into environments they wouldn't usually associate with film, and hand-picking the perfect films to screen in these breathtaking locations.

The festival is also giving a total of £10,000 in awards for filmmakers, across a range of categories.

Festival director Xanthe Hamilton said: “Rolling off the success of the first year Branchage is back in 2009 with even more gusto. This year we have really honed our programming style, and with even more unusual venues we will be taking films into fitting and interesting spaces, offering our audiences a whole new cinema experience.

“The film programme is vast and diverse, and this year we have a very strong educational and industry strand and in true Branchage style a heavy helping of live music and party madness. This year we are proud to be inviting several filmmakers from around the world to present their films in Jersey, and we are exited about our new partnerships with the US based True/False Documentary Film Festival and a radio show coming live out of the festival on air in New Jersey and New York.”

Branchage Film Festival 2009 1st - 4th October

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Branchage Festival 2009 Jersey film festival to screen The Wizard of Oz in magical drive-in cinema experience - The Wizard of Oz screened People’s Park Oct 3rd - As part of Branchage, taking place Oct 1st – 4th Branchage Jersey International Film Festival is coming back to the island in October, screening an incredible selection of films in breathtaking and unusual locations. Highlights for 2009’s festival will incl...

11 Masters Screening At TIFF

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  THE WHITE RIBBON (Michael Haneke)  by Sandy Mandelberger, TIFF Dailies Editor  The 34th Toronto International Film Festival is presenting 11 works that will be presented as part of the Masters programme, which brings audiences new works from the world’s greatest filmmakers. MASTERS ...

CineVegas 2009 dailies report

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Cinevegas is set off the Las Vegas strip at the Palms Hotel and Brenden Theatre complex. Parties were held at the Playboy Club, the Rain Night club, the Venetian and Mandalay Bay Hotels. The festival closed with a street party and Drive-In showing of a 1950's movie "classic" that recently served as the inspiration of Monsters versus Aliens. There is a casino level suite where filmmakers and industry meet for a once a day feed, and a cocktail hour. There has been much said and written about a pa...

The Global Film Village: CineVegas 2009 by Marla Lewin

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Dennis Hopper in the CineVegas Lounge   Cinevegas is set off the Las Vegas strip at the Palms Hotel and Brenden Theatre complex. Parties were held at the Playboy Club, the Rain Night club, the Venetian and Mandalay Bay Hotels.  The festival closed with a street party and Drive-In showing of a 1950's movie "classic" that recently served as the inspiration of Monsters versus Aliens. There is a casino level suite where filmmakers and industry meet for...

Juries and news from Edinburgh

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Today the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), announced 2009’s Michael Powell Jury in addition to the other five juries deliberating across the Festival’s awards. President of this year’s Michael Powell Jury is director Joe Wright (ATONEMENT; PRIDE & PREJUDICE). Joining him on the Jury are journalist, broadcaster and author Janet Street-Porter; USA Today film critic Claudia Puig; Academy Award® Best Actor nominee and Broadway legend Frank Langella (FROST/NIXON; GOOD NIGHT AND GO...

Best Actress to Charlotte Gainsbourg for her role in "Antichrist"

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 The award for Best Actress went to Charlotte Gainsbourg for her role in "Antichrist" ...

In competition: "Antechrist" by Lars Von Trier

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About the film: Today's in-Competition presentation of Antichrist is the occasion for the Danish director and veteran of many Cannes Festivals Lars von Trier to return. In 2000, Von Trier walked away with the Palme d'Or for Dancers in the Dark, and in 1996, he obtained the Grand Prix du Jury for Breaking the Waves. Europa garnered a Prix du Jury in 1991. To round out the history of the awards, Element of Crime (1984) was given the Grand Prix de la Commission Supérieure Techniqu...

The Antichrist Preview: More than a Smattering of Blood

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 Brian Johnson of Macleans.ca blog said it best that "This is not your daddy's chain-saw massacre."  Walking into The Antichrist, Danish bad-boy Lars Von Trier's latest shocker for Cannes audiences, no one expects a fairy-tale.  What you get however pushes the limits of gruesomely disturbing. [warning: spoiler alert. bigger warning: really gruesome  and pardon me but fucked-up movie] The film tells the story of an unnamed couple- played by Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbour...

EFA - Prix Eurimages

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For the second time this year’s European Film Awards will include the presentation of the Prix Eurimages, an award acknowledging the decisive position which co-production occupies within the European film industry. This reward for European co-producers is presented by Eurimages, the support fund of the Council of Europe for co-production, distribution, exhibition and digitisation of European cinematographic works, and once again patron of the European Film Academy.This year’s honour will go ...

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...

Pike time in Vallalodid, awards and memories

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Somehow eight days of compact quality cinema viewing have slipped by, the main problem being how to find some time to write at least some of it down between widely spaced out screenings. Downtown Valladolid is a tricky maze of narrow streets with sixteenth century churches at every turn, but fortunately, with an extremely friendly populace willing to steer you straight every time you get lost -- on average, three times a day -- but what a nice city to get lost in! The festival is centred at the...
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