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Cast of Japanese film 13 Assassins in Venice

This was director Takashi Miike (left) and his actors walking into premier screening of '13 Assassins' at Venice Film Festival 2010   I sat right in front of QT, Guillermo Arriaga and Tilda Swinton watching this film. Miike surely makes the audience go 'hmmmm!' Intense film!

67th Biennale Jury members

On the jury this year at 67th Biennale in 2010, the great writer/director Guillermo Arriaga   Check out my in-depth interview with him in Aruba!   http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/vanessa_mcmahon/interview_with_guillermo_a...

Guillermo Arriaga Venice FF 2010 Jury member

On the jury this year at 67th Biennale in 2010, the great writer/director Guillermo Arriaga   Check out my in-depth interview with him in Aruba!   http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/vanessa_mcmahon/interview_with_guillermo_arriaga  

Claudio Masenza with Mr. and Mrs. Arriaga

It was Claudio Masenza who organized the first ever Aruba International Film Festival. It was a smashing success and we can all thank with praise to Claudio for making such a beautiful event possible. Grazie mille Claudio!!! Here is Claudio walking the red carpet with writer/director Guillermo Arriaga and his lovely wife.    see this one of a kind interview filmed in Aruba with Guillermo Arriag

Interview with Guillermo Arriaga

See my interview with Guillermo Arriaga attached: http://www.fest21.com/en/video/interview_with_guillermo_arriaga_in_aruba_hyatt Me: So, what does it feel like to be the Marquez of cinematic writing? Arriaga: (laughs hysterically) The Marquez of cinema! Come on! I just write what I feel I need to write! GLOL! :-)  

Arriaga arrives at AIFF

Guillermo Arriaga arrives on red carpet with his family to inaugurate the first ever AIFF. His directorial debut 'The Burning Plain' was screened and celebrated at the festival. photos by: Vanessa McMahon, June 05 2010  Guillermo Arriaga we salute you!             One on one interview with The Burning Plain dir

Interview with Guillermo Arriaga

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Guillermo Arriaga we salute you! One on one interview with The Burning Plain director Guillermo Arriaga.  When beginning our one-on-one interview, I asked Guillermo if he could enlighten me on the situation between him and director Alejandro Inarritu. When I mentioned the latter's name, Arriaga replied: 'Who?'. Then I asked again and he replied with a wise smirk: 'You want me to talk about my divorce?' That situation made clear, I avoided the sensitive subject and ...

Interview with Guillermo Arriaga in Aruba Hyatt

Early life Arriaga was born in Mexico City and spent his childhood in one of the most violent sectors of the metropolis. At the age of 13, he lost the sense of smell after a brutal street fight that would later serve as inspiration for some of his work.

Guillermo Arriaga we salute you!

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One on one interview with The Burning Plain director Guillermo Arriaga.  When beginning our one-on-one interview, I asked Guillermo if he could enlighten me on the situation between him and director Inarritu. When I mentioned the latter's name, Arriaga replied: 'Who?'. That situation made clear, I avoided the sensitive subject and hit the record button and we began our in depth interview about his writing and filmmaking career. When asked about his unconventional storytelli...

Aruba Inaugural festival puts up an impressive lineup

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We will be covering the first edition of the Aruba Festival with dailies brought to you by Editor Bruno Chatelin The official lineup is comprised of the following films: 3 IDIOTS (Country: India / Director: Rajkumar Hirani) ABEL (Country: USA / Director: Diego Luna) AMSTERDAM (Country: Netherlands / Director: Ivo van Hove) ANY THING (Country: USA / Director: Oliver Lecot) BARRY MUNDAY (Country: USA / Director: Chris D'Arienzo) BLACK DEATH (Country: UK / Director: Christopher Smith...

Inaugural Aruba reveals line up for upcoming film feast at Dutch Caribbean island

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ARUBA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS OFFICIAL 2010 LINEUP Richard Gere starrer “Hachiko” and Duplass Brothers’ “Cyrus” To Bookend The Festival As the Opening and Closing Night Films Thelma Schoonmaker and Patricia Clarkson Among the Notable Guests To Join Richard Gere and Guillermo Arriaga in AIFF’s Signature “In Conversation With” Series Aruba – May 20, 2010 – Program details for the inaugural Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF), which takes place June 4-11, 2010, ...

Biutiful, An Essay On Privacy - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

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                                         Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is in unknown territory this year. The director presented his in-competition film, Biutiful, Monday at the Cannes Film Festival (Grand Theatre Lumiere 8:30 AM, 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM). This is Inarritu's first film without his usual screen writer, Guillermo...

Alejandro Gonzàlez Iñárritu closed London wih Babel

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This year's Festival ends with a Mexican-British love-in, as director Alejandro Gonzàlez Iñárritu and his star Gael Garciá Bernal banter before the screening of Babel, before the dicky bows and gowns of their Odeon Leicester Square audience. Bernal, virtually an adopted Londoner, recalls the experience of sitting in the same cinema in 2002 when Amores Perros - the film that brought both men to the world's attention - won a Bafta. Gael Garciá Bernal: I was sitting right at the back there, ne...

"The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," premieres in Capri

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TOMMY LEE JONES' THREE BURIALS PREMIERES IN ITALY AT CAPRI AFTER WINNINGTWO PRIZES AT CANNES; CRISTINA COMENCINI'S DON'T TELL, INAUGURATES SCREENINGS AT CAPRI, HOLLYWOOD DECEMBER 26"The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," The current work of Oscar-winning actor and first-time director Tommy Lee Jones, will receive its Italian premiere at the Capri, Hollywood – Kimbo International Festival Film on the Isle of Capri December 27-January 2.The film, produced by Luc Besson (01 Distribution), ...

Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada wins Flanders Fest

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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, wins the 32nd Flanders International Film Festival - GhentOn Saturday October 22, 2005, Dominique Deruddere, member of the International Jury announced the list of prize winners. The ceremony was followed by the première of Dominique Deruddere's film The Wedding Party (De Bloedbruiloft).This year's International Jury consisted of: Arthur Lappin, Lissy Belaiche, Brenda Blethyn, Dominique Deruddere, Jose Luis Castiñeira de Dios and Carine Tardieu.The Gran...

And the Palme d'Or Goes To....

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The 58th Cannes Film Festival concluded after ten days of glorious cinema on May 21, and the distinguished jury of the official selection awarded prizes to directors, actors and screenwriters. The closing ceremony was officiated by Cécile de France who called on jury president Emir Kusturica to reveal the recipients of the awards.Two Palme d'Or, Two Brothers!The coveted "Palme d'Or" went to L'Enfant (The Child)directed by Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, the story of a couple who sell their baby an...
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