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NEWSLETTER N° 509: May 20, 2011: Cannes 1st week‏

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Nazi kicked out of Cannes

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Lars von Trier poses during the photocall of "Melancholia" (AFP/File, Francois Guillot)Cannes barred provocative Danish director Lars von Trier Thursday amid a growing backlash over his remarks about Adolf Hitler, but his film remains in the race for the festival's top prize.Blackballing one of Europe's most prominent film-makers, festival organizers declared the 55-year-old auteur "persona non grata" -- telling him in effect to stay away from the world's biggest cinema jamboree.In a statement, ...

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. ...

Fun Facts about Festival de Cannes

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A little over halfway done with Festival de Cannes now! How about some pretty impressive fun facts and numbers to give you an idea of how big this production is? 2km: The total length of red carpet unraveled over the duration of the festival; carpets are changed three times a day. 6: New languages were added to the Cannes website last year to stress the festival’s international character. 15%: The percentage of their annual turnover that Cannes hotels earn in just 12 ...

The Hub Bub In the Streets of Cannes

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  In a week when men behaving badly dominate the headlines, a refreshing sense of cognitive dissonance has set in at the 64th Cannes Film Festival.  The festival features a record four female directors in contention for the coveted Palme d’Or — the festival’s grand prize, which will be bestowed on May 22. But some of this year’s most highly anticipated films by men, including such legendary figures as Terrence Malick, Lars von Trier and the Dardennes brothers, have shared a st...

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...

Star-studded Nordic Party in Cannes

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      On Monday evening Göteborg International Film Festival along with Haugesund International Film Festival arranged the annual Nordic Party on the beach at Cannes Film Festival. This year's sponsor was the Norwegian fashion label Moods of Norway. There were guests from the Nordic and international film industry; Rennie Harlin, Urich Thomsen, Ro...

SCript East in Cannes

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During one-week long, final ScripTeast' session at Cannes Film Festival, scriptwriters are having meetings with the producers and distributors, as well as they have a chance for last consultations with Heads of Studies. They have occasions to attend the festivals’ screenings, conferences and participate in the festival events. After a very intensive start with pitching training done by David Matamoros from Zentropa Spain, ScripTeast writers use the possibility of presenting pos...

Chivas Regal and FilmAid International Launch Global Brand Partnership in Cannes

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FilmAid Founder Caroline Baron, FilmAid President Iliane Ogilvie Thompson and Long-time FilmAid Supporter Robert De Niro Celebrate Launch Chivas Regal, the world's original luxury Scotch whisky and Official Partner of the Festival de Cannes, has announced a new global brand partnership with the charity FilmAid International. The official launch celebration of the partnership took place in Chivas House, on the Croisette in Cannes, on Friday 13th May and was attended by FilmAid Founder...

ECU's First Day in Cannes

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ÉCU is in Cannes soaking up the sun, sights and sounds. But it's not all play, we've had meetings galore, met some incredibly talented filmmakers and told everybody in the Palais about The European Independent Film Festival! Bienvenue au Festival de Cannes! Nous avions beaucoup de rendezvous, rencontrions des cineastes talentueux et racontions tout le monde du Festival Européen du Film Indépendant!  Check out more photos here   ...

Cannes highlights newsletter 508‏

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Cannes 2011: Palme d'Or race begins to come into focus

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  Tilda Swinton in We Need to Talk About Kevin. Courtesy of IMDb. It's never too early to begin handicapping the Palme d'Or race.  The film-festival world's most prestigious prize captures the attention of attendees in Cannes the way the New Hampshire primary mesmerizes political pundits -- it's hashed out and obsessed over for every possible shade of meaning -- and provides a film festival with a certain level of suspense. With the competition now one-third underwa...

Celebrities attending premieres and photcalls

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64th Cannes Film Festival - day 2     CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Actress Diane Kruger arrives at the 'Sleeping Beauty' premiere during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals. Diane is wearing a Jaeger-LeCoultre 101 (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images) CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Actor John C. Reilly attends the 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' photocall during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals....

Cannes kicks off with hommage to Bertolucci

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Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci (L), is awarded with the Honorary Palme d'Or for his career from the president of the Cannes Film Festival Gilles Jacob (C) as President of the Jury Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Jude Law and Argentinian actress and producer Martina Gusman applaud during the opening ceremony of the 64th Cannes Film Festival. - AFP PHOTO CANNES: The Cannes film festival got off to a glittering start on Wednesday,...

Save cinema in Morocco

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  Save Cinemas In Morocco is launching its first international conference on the theme: « thinking about cinema differently » at the cannes festival!   The 64th edition of the Cannes Festival promises to be rich in discoveries and is likely to delight industry professionals and ultimately the general public by: revealing and  highlighting works to serve the evolution of cinema participating in the development of the film ...

Cinefondation In Cannes

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  In parallel to the red carpet galas and the celebrity schmoozing that characterizes the Cannes Film Festival, the Cinéfondation iniative will work with fledgling filmmakers to get their projects seen by the attending throngs of film professionals, critics and festival programmers. Cinéfondation was created in 1998. Its mission is based on three complementary strategies: The Cinéfondation Selection, which presents movies from film schools in the framework of the Official Selection; ...

Meet The Cannes Jurors

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  Being a juror for the Competition Section of the Cannes Film Festival is quite the honor. It is perhaps second only to an Oscar nomination in terms of industry prestige and clout. But let’s remember that it is not simply red carpet appearances and having one too many glasses of French champagne at all-night beach orgies. Jurors must view all the films in the Shorts and Features competition titles, which run to more than 30 films total. And then there is the inevitable debate to deter...

Live at Cannes

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Hey ÉCU Film Festival fans! Our team is going to be attending the highly anticipated Cannes Film Festival from May 14th to May 21st keeping you all up to date via Facebook posts, Twitter tweets and even a few vlogs featuring:   Interviews Videos Photos Cool articles Hints & Tips   So stay tuned for more! http://www.ecufilmfestival.com/en/ecu-live-at-cannes/   -------------------- Salut les fans ÉCU Film Fe...

Robert de Niro at the opening ceremony

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US actor and President of the Jury Robert De Niro speaks next to French actress Melanie Laurent during the opening ceremony of the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2011 in Cannes AFP/Antonin Thuillier ...

The first red carpet event of the Cannes Festival has Woody Allen and team smiling, (well most of them)!

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From left : French general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Fremaux coming into the picture, US actor Adrien Brody, the president of the Cannes Film Festival Gilles Jacob, checking discretely for his colleague, US actor Owen Wilson, French actress Lea Seydoux, US director Woody Allen, French Culture Minister Fredferic Mitterrand, Canadian actress Rachel McAdams and British actor Michael Sheen posing at...

Stars descend on French Riviera for Cannes film festival's opening

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The Croisette boulevard on May 10, 2011 in Cannes, on the eve of the opening ceremony of the 64th International Cannes Film Festival AFP/Fred Dufour by Robert MacPherson The 64th edition of the Cannes film festival gets underway on Wednesday with up-and-coming directors and Hollywood A-listers rubbing shoulders at the world's biggest cinema gathering. Woody Allen's latest romantic comedy "Midnight in Paris" opens the 11-day event on the French R...

Woody Allen's Love Letter to Paris opens Cannes

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From left : French general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Fremaux, US actor Adrien Brody, the president of the Cannes Film Festival Gilles Jacob, US actor Owen Wilson, French actress Lea Seydoux, US director Woody Allen, French Culture Minister Fredferic Mitterrand, Canadian actress Rachel McAdams and British actor Michael Sheen pose on the red carpet before the opening ceremony and the screening of "Midnight in Paris" presented out-of- competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival...

64TH CANNES FILM FESTIVAL!

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 stay tuned for daily interviews, reviews, panels, pictures and news right here on filmfestivals.com and fest21.com!!! READ WHOLE FESTIVAL CANNES BLOG HERE: http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/cannes    ...

Exclusive Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival Party at Cannes on May 12

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Thanks to a kind invitation from Slovenian Film Centre, the already traditional Grossmann Party & Wine Tasting will be taking place on Thursday, May 12 at the South East European pavillion at Cannes International Film Festival, announcing The 7th edition of the Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival which will take place from the 25th to the 30th of July in Ljutomer, Slovenia. While a ferocius selection of musical masterpieces will take care of your dancing feet, your other senses will b...

NEWSLETTER N° 507: May 6, 2011

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