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Native Son Earl Cameron Honored At Festival

 Saturday, March 17-----Actor Earl Cameron, a Bermuda native son who found fame as the "English Sidney Poitier" in several trailblazing English films of in the late 1950s and early 1960s, is being honored at the Bermuda International Film Festival. This evening, A Conversation With Earl Cameron will feature the distinguished actor, who will discuss his career and the changing role for black talents in the film industry.From the moment he first appeared on screen, as a young Jamaican ...

Native Son Earl Cameron Honored At Festival

 Saturday, March 17-----Actor Earl Cameron, a Bermuda native son who found fame as the "English Sidney Poitier" in several trailblazing English films of in the late 1950s and early 1960s, is being honored at the Bermuda International Film Festival. This evening, A Conversation With Earl Cameron will feature the distinguished actor, who will discuss his career and the changing role for black talents in the film industry.From the moment he first appeared on screen, as a young Jamaican ...

Career Achievement Tribute to Luc Besson

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 The Miami International Film Festival will honor French filmmaker Luc Besson on Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 p.m. at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts.In honoring Luc Besson with this year’s Filmmaker Tribute, the Miami International Film Festival singles out a director whose films have uniquely achieved both immense international popularity and an enduring cult appeal. The term “A Luc Besson Film” summons up a very specific mental image—a kinetic, action-filled, frequently violent...

Berlinale Competition Closes With Ozon Film

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 Saturday, February 17--- The Berlinale Competition section closes with the world premiere of ANGEL, the latest film from international favorite François Ozon (8 WOMEN). The film, a French-Belgian-British co-production, is the French director's first film in English., Set in England at the beginning of the 20th Century, the film portrays the rise and fall of a young woman from humble beginnings, who breaks into the highest echelons of society as an author. Romola Garai stars as the head-...

Movie Review: CASINO ROYALE

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It's been a long time coming, but the producers of the James Bond series, who are descendents of the family that has maintained "artistic" control of the series ever since its inception, have finally loosened their grip ever so slightly and allowed for an attempt at reinvention. For thirty years, more or less (or to be more exact, the moment Sean Connery left), the series has struggled with staleness and predictability with few exceptions. This was never more true than with the Roger Moore era...

River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival

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Today, Thursday 14th December, is the last day of the sixth River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival (8-14 December 2006), Firenze directed by Selvaggia Velo.The last evening will see the special screening of Notturno Indiano by Alain Corneau, from Antonio Tabucchi’s short story, in which a nameless traveller arrives in Mumbai in search of a friend, then heads on down.The winners of the FIFF Digichannel Audience Award have also been announced and will be screened on the last day of the fe...

Aishwarya Rai's Last Legion Trailer Gets 1 Million Hits

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Aishwarya Rai's Last Legion Trailer Gets 1 Million Hits on Hollywood.TV in 24 hours Hollywood's leading entertainment portal www.Hollywood.tv received over one million views after it exclusively showcased the trailer for The Last Legion today. Top Hollywood studio heads as well as top industry pundits are all raving about Aishwarya's performance in The Last Legion and the movie is creating some serious buzz online, and in Hollywood. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWeb) November 21, 2006 -- Hollywood's le...

50th London Festival Finale

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The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival rounded off a successful fortnight of film screenings and events with Babel. This year’s 50th edition featured 183 feature films and 131 short films from 48 countries, 438 screenings and 1649 visiting international filmmakers and industry professionals. International glamour on the red carpet featured throughout the Festival’s 16 days. Alejandro González Iñárritu was joined by actors Gael García Bernal and Rinko Kikuchi to introduce Babel, the Clo...

London 50th Festival Finale

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The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival rounded off a successful fortnight of film screenings and events with Babel. This year’s 50th edition featured 183 feature films and 131 short films from 48 countries, 438 screenings and 1649 visiting international filmmakers and industry professionals.International glamour on the red carpet featured throughout the Festival’s 16 days. Alejandro González Iñárritu was joined by actors Gael García Bernal and Rinko Kikuchi to introduce Babel, the Closi...

NY Fest Opener: A Dialogue With Stephen Frears

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It would be hard to find a more entertaining guest for afternoon tea than the director Stephen Frears. His self-deprecating humor, off-kilter sensibility and ingratiating personality were in rousing form on Saturday afternoon, with the director participating in the first of three HBO Films Directors Dialogues at the New York Film Festival.For almost 90 minutes, Frears regaled his audience in a mix of interview and question and answer, moderated by New York Film Festival Selection Committee membe...

A Dialogue With Stephen Frears

Sunday, October 1----It would be hard to find a more entertaining guest for afternoon tea than the director Stephen Frears. His self-deprecating humor, off-kilter sensibility and ingratiating personality were in rousing form on Saturday afternoon, with the director participating in the first of three HBO Films Directors Dialogues at the New York Film Festival. For almost 90 minutes, Frears regaled his audience in a mix of interview and question and answer, moderated by New York Film Festival ...

All Hail The Queen

Friday, September 29----With the exception of devotees of certain specific bars in Chelsea, it is rather rare for someone to be hailed, not once but twice, as a "real queen". Well, that is the case for admired actress Helen Mirren, whose portrayal of two different English monarchs this year have industry insiders wagging about an Oscar sweep. Following her triumphant turn as Queen Elizabeth I in the HBO television mini-series ELIZABETH, a role for which she recently won an Emmy, Mirren can no...

Directors Dialogues At The New York Film Festival

Stephen Frears Friday, September 29---One of the more popular recent additions to the venerable New York Film Festival, which opens its 44th edition this evening, has been the Directors Dialogues series, sponsored again this year by HBO Films. Cinephiles have the rare opportunity to hear from some of the most celebrated directors on the planet in the intimate atmosphere of the Kaplan Penthouse, atop the Lincoln Center arts complex. This year, three directors, with films premiering at the Festi...

Children of Men", a British pic directed by Mexican helmer Alfonso Cuarón shakes San Sebastian

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The attention grabbing film in San Sebastian, on day number three, was "Children of Men", a British pic directed by Mexican helmer Alfonso Cuarón and starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore and Michael Caine. The film, projected in the special side-bar, ZABALTEGI- PERLAS or "Pearls of the Open Zone", is set in the not too distant future, one generation from now, and presents the possibility that humanity could die out if the last pregnant woman on Earth does not give birth. In the film all females ...

highlights from Encounters:Britain’s biggest fest for shorts

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Britain’s biggest competitive short film festival, Encounters Short Film Festival (www.encounters-festival.org.uk) returns this Autumn (21-26th November) to Bristol’s Watershed with a new name which reflects the combined talents of Brief Encounters and its sister event, Animated Encounters, who have merged to present another glorious dose of the best of the world’s cinematic shorts.The expanded six-day film fest will present a bonanza slice of brand new international work, and screen over ...

The wind that shakes the barley Film review

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SYNOPSIS:In 1920 Ireland, the ordinary people of the land unite to form volunteer guerrilla armies to face the ruthless Black and Tan squads that are being shipped from Britain to block Ireland's bid for genuine independence. As the freedom fighters' bold tactics bring the British to breaking point, a treaty is declared. But, despite the apparent victory, civil war erupts and men who have fought side by side, now find themselves pitted against one another as enemies, in disagreement about the tr...

Terry Gilliam and Andy Serkis honored at next eDIT 9

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Filmmaker's Festival is proud to bestowe Festival Honors upon Terry Gilliam, a truly great visionary of cinema. Terry Gilliam enjoys cult-status amongst generations of film-lovers. The writer, director and lead cartoonist shaped the style of the Monty Python group and their time. Films like 12 Monkeys or Brazil further cemented his reputation as an uncompromising filmmaker of extraordinary visionary power and humor. Terry Gilliam will be interviewed at the Festival Honors Salon on Monday, 25th a...

Britain’s biggest competitive short film festival releases line up

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Britain’s biggest competitive short film festival, Encounters Short Film Festival (www.encounters-festival.org.uk) returns this Autumn (21-26th November) to Bristol’s Watershed with a new name which reflects the combined talents of Brief Encounters and its sister event, Animated Encounters, who have merged to present another glorious dose of the best of the world’s cinematic shorts.The expanded six-day film fest will present a bonanza slice of brand new international work, and screen over ...

Venice, some leading contenders, including The Queen

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The breadth and scope of this festival, the name directors, top stars and prestige films it attracts, all clearly mark it as a five star top drawer event, one of the three or four most important way stations on the annual international film festival circuit. But aside from big names and prestige Hollywood products Venice is also known for its focus on lesser-known auteur directors and for its awarding of prizes to films and performances of high artistic merit. It was here in Venice, for examp...

Cannes 2006 Jury Prize: Red Road by Andrea Arnold

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Credits: Andrea ARNOLD Director Andrea ARNOLD Screenplay Robbie RYAN Cinematography Helen SCOTT Set Designer Nicolas CHAUDEURGE Film Editor Actors: Kate DICKIE Tony CURRAN Martin COMPSTON Natalie PRESS Synopsis: Jackie works as a CCTV operator. Each day she watches over a small part of the world, protecting the people living their lives under her gaze. One day a man appears on her monitor, a man she thought she would never see again, a man she never wanted to see again. Now sh...

Prestigious Stanley Kubrick Exhibiton attends Ghent

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Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Melbourne, Ghent, London, Paris - which city does not belong in that list? The answer is: they all belong. Although Ghent may not be a world city, thanks to the coöperation between the Flanders International Filmfestival-Ghent and the province of East-Flanders ‘little’ Ghent (rather than Amsterdam) was granted the exclusive right to host the prestigious, world-renowned Stanley Kubrick Exhibition in the Benelux, following recent highly successful showings of the ex...

East End Film Festival

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The East End Film Festival announces its 2006 programme: Thursday 27 April - Thursday 4 May 2006Richard E. Grant to introduce the London premiere of his directorial debut Wah-Wah, plus six UK premieres, masterclasses with award-winning filmmakersand a selection of the best independent films from around the world ?proving that East is everywhere!Reflecting the creativity and diversity of one of London's mostcharacterful localities, the EAST END FILM FESTIVAL 2006 presents a wee...

Johnny Depp AFI Fest 2005 tribute

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AFI FEST 2005 powers through a week of Premieres and parties--looks forward to Friday's Johnny Depp TributeAFI FEST 2005 played host to a full slate of star-studded screenings, World Premieres and special events this week, and is primed to continue its run with a second spectacular weekend. TRANSAMERICA star Felicity Huffman's film brought out her DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES co-stars, while Tommy Lee Jones' directorial debut--THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA--enjoyed its US Premiere at the Egypt...

BIFA British Independent Awardsnominees announced

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8th Annual BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (BIFA)A trio of films dominate the 2005 British Independent Film Award (BIFA) nominations announced today, Tuesday 25 October.The BIFAs, now regarded as the kick-off of to the awards season which culminates in the BAFTA and Academy Awards in Spring 2006, will be presented on Wednesday 30 November at Hammersmith Palais. Stephen Frears' Mrs Henderson Presents, debut director Laurence Dunmore's The Libertine, and Brazilian director Fernando Mereilles' The ...

Lund International Fantastic Film Festival awards

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The 11th edition of Lund International Fantastic Film Festival in Sweden closed on Sunday the 25th with an award ceremony at Filmstaden in Lund. The following prizes were awarded: The Silver Méliès for best feature film was awarded to: The Descent (Neil Marshall, UK 2005)“The film works on many levels, both primal and psychological. In the hands of a lesser director, this could have been just another forgettable horror film - but as it is The Descent manages to be realistic, emotional, and a...

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