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Berlinale 2012: International Jury presided by Mike Leigh

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With Mike Leigh serving as Jury President, the International Jury will decide who will receive the Golden Bear and Silver Bears as well as the Alfred Bauer Prize of the 2012 Berlinale Competition. The other members of the International Jury will be Anton Corbijn, Asghar Farhadi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jake Gyllenhaal, François Ozon, Boualem Sansal and Barbara Sukowa. Mike Leigh (Jury President) Mike Leigh has made a name for himself as one of the most outstanding filmmakers of auteur cinema and...

MELANCHOLIA at TIFF 2011

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’Melancholia’ premiered in May 2011 at the Cannes Film Festival. The press conference for the film received international attention when Lars von Trier made questionable comments about Hitler sympathizing with the Nazis and he was later named ‘persona non grata’ by the festival. Actress Kirsten Dunst won a Best Actress award for her stellar performance as Justine.This week it held its North American premier at 2011 Toronto Film Festival (TIFF). ‘Melancholia’, dictionary descript...

Melancholia, a review

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‘Melancholia’, dictionary description… “a mental condition and especially a manic-depressive condition characterized by extreme depression, bodily complaints, and often hallucinations and delusions”.Smash ceremony to pieces. Hype, ego, pomp, sensationalism, formality, persona, ceremony… Blow it to smithereens and what is left? A whole new way of looking at the world around us, whether real or imaginary, an altered perspective. Well, we’ve all seen that Lars von Trier is a fan of ...

MELANCHOLIA...

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‘Melancholia’, dictionary description… “a mental condition and especially a manic-depressive condition characterized by extreme depression, bodily complaints, and often hallucinations and delusions”.Smash ceremony to pieces. Hype, ego, pomp, sensationalism, formality, persona, ceremony… Blow it to smithereens and what is left? A whole new way of looking at the world around us, whether real or imaginary, an altered perspective. Well, we’ve all seen that Lars von Trier is a fan of ...

Melancholia at Cannes

Red carpet the night of the MELANCHOLIA (2011) premier at Cannes. Actress Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Rampling, Charlotte Gainsbourg and director Lars von Trier. photo by Vanessa McMahon 

MELANCHOLIA...

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‘Melancholia’, dictionary description… “a mental condition and especially a manic-depressive condition characterized by extreme depression, bodily complaints, and often hallucinations and delusions”.Smash ceremony to pieces. Hype, ego, pomp, sensationalism, formality, persona, ceremony… Blow it to smithereens and what is left? A whole new way of looking at the world around us, whether real or imaginary, an altered perspective. Well, we’ve all seen that Lars von Trier is a fan of ...

The cast of *Melancholia* at the press conference

The cast of Melancholia at the press conference: Udo Kier, John Hurt, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lars von Trier, Kirsten Dunst, Stellan Skaarsgard, Jesper Christensen, and Brady Corbet. 

Melancholia Press Conference

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Melancholia is the most recent movie by the Danish director Lars von Trier, starring Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg. The film premiers at the Cannes Film Festival today, May 18. At the press conference, director Lars von Trier used a funny but somewhat dark (and maybe inappropriate) attitude to answer different questions. When asked if he would consider making a comedy after directing so many melancholic movies, Lars cleverly stated that the problem is that most of his "melancholi...

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. ...

IFF Bratislava’s Feature Competition

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IFF Bratislava’s Feature Competition, at the intersection of nature and familyThe Feature Competition, composed of ten first and second features, will be dominated by the thematic of nature and family, revealing the commonconcerns of new generation of filmmakers over the world. Several films evencombine the two themes in their storytelling, such as Julie Bertucelli’s The Tree - starring Charlotte Gainsbourg. In international premiere IFF Bratislava's Feature competition will also introduce D...

"Interview with French Actor, Eric Elmosnino/Serge Gainsbourg: "Gainsbourg, Je T'aime...Moi Non Plus".

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Interview with French actor Eric Elmosnino, who portrays French singer, Serge Gainsbourg amazingly well, in "Gainsbourg, Je T'aime...Moi Non Plus".   Q: Did you get a reaction on the film by any of the Gainsbourg's? A: Eric: "Charlotte Gainsbourg said it was too difficult, and too sensitive for her to watch the film, and she can't see the film.  You have to understand, Gainsbourg is an icon in France.  This is a fairytale about Gainsbourg, but the film is ...

Wonderful European Film at Belgrade FEST

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Second day of The 38th International Film Festival - FEST 2010, in Belgrade, Serbia passed very quickly especially as we had the honor to watch film with someone like Ralph Fiennes. One of the guests of festival is Alisse Simon, a selector of the Palm Springs Festival and a well known Variety Magazine film critic, for 25 years now. At the first press conference, everyone wanted to know about her criteria while judging films on festival. Simon was a jurist on many festivals by now. „ I ...

Charlotte Gainsbourg will be the focus of FIAF's CinémaTuesdays

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Charlotte Gainsbourg will be the focus of FIAF's CinémaTuesdays in the New Year with nine great films, including a sneak preview of her latest work, Persécution (a New York premiere).  "Charlotte For Ever and forever in my heart"-Serge Gainsbourg     The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, will be starting off the New Year with CinémaTuesdays film programming in January and February dedicated to ...

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...

Palm Beach Opens With Italian THE GOLDEN DOOR

            Monday, April 17-----The 12th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) kicks off on Thursday evening with the US Premiere of Italian director Emanuele Crialese’s NUOVOMONDO (THE GOLDEN DOOR).  Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vincenzo Amato, Aurora Quattrocchi and the late Vincent Schiavelli, THE GOLDEN DOOR is a modern fable that captures the spirit of the immigrant experience as one family sheds the comfo...

Standing Room Only At Sold Out Festival Opener

Katharine Cornell Theater Thursday, September 14----It was standing room only at the Katharine Cornell Theater this evening, as the inaugural Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival kicked off a four day film celebration with its high wattage Opening Night Film, Michel Gondry's much anticipated THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP. The sold out screening brought out a mixture of locals, visting filmmakers and some of the cultural elite who call this beautiful island off the coast of Cape Cod home. The s...

The Science Of Sleep To Open Inaugural Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival

THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP, the latest film from film auteur Michel Gondry, will be the Opening Night Gala of the first Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival. The film, which is slated to open theatrically in late September, will have an avant-premiere at the event on September 17th. Gondry, the writer/director who clicked with international audiences with his cult hit ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, has cooked up another romantic fantasy, this time starring Mexican hearthrob Gael Garc...

Lemming Opens the Cannes Film Festival

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Dominik Moll said he has read books on lemmings - the furry footed rodents of his new film - and was attracted to them - calling them "a mysterious animal". In this film, a lemming from Scandinavia is trapped in the drainpipe and sets off a chain of events involving two couples-- the Pollocks: played by André Dussolier and Charlotte Rampling, and the Gettys – played by Laurent Lucas and Charlotte Gainsbourg .Moll adds that the film talks about what people would like to control in their lives...
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