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Check out The Fall, Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan's 2nd volume in their critically acclaimed,bestselling Strain Trilogy

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Guillermo del Toro, one of Hollywood’s award winning film-makers (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) and Hammett Award-winning thriller writer Chuck Hogan (Prince of Thieves) return with The Fall—the second volume in their critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling Strain Trilogy. The Fall picks up where The Strain left off—with a vampiric infection spreading like wildfire across America as a small band of heroes struggles to save the dwindling human race from the vampire plague. ...

La Mirada Film Festival highlights

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  LA MIRADA FILM FESTIVAL 2011 CO-PROGRAMMED BY PEDRO ALMODÓVAR, GUEST CURATORS ANG LEE, ANTONIO BANDERAS, KEN LOACH AND GUILLERMO DEL TORO THURSDAY 14 APRIL to TUESDAY 26 April 2011 acmi (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) Federation Square, Melbourne Bookings: www.lamirada.org.au or  www.acmi.net.au/ticketing.htm, by phone 03 8663 2583 and at the ACMI Ticket Desk   The fabulous La Mirada Film Festival returns to the Australian C...

2009 Hola Mexico Film Festival

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By Maria Esteves - May 12, 2009 The Second Hola Mexico Film Festival (HMFF) in New York will take place at the QUAD Cinema, June 23 - 28, 2009. The festival presents the best films of Mexico. This year's 14 feature films include the Opening Night Premiere of TEAR THIS HEART OUT, directed by Roberto Sneider, Tuesday, June 23, 7:30pm with an Opening Night Fiesta to follow, and the Closing Night Premiere of INSIGNIFICANT THINGS, directed by Andrea Martinez and produced by Guillermo Del Toro, Sun...

VIFF's 23rd Annual Film and Television Forum announces showcases

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The VIFF's 23rd Annual Film and Television Forum announces their most stellar showcase to date. From the Oscars to the Golden Globes, from the BAFTAs to the Emmys, and from Audience Awards at Sundance to prize-winners at Cannes, the Forum presents the crème de la crème of international film and TV professionals. Four full days of seminars, workshops and master classes are scheduled to take place at the Vancouver International Film Centre and Vancity Theatre from September 24-27 inclusive. Bel...

Interview with Juan Antonio Bayona - The Orphanage

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"The Orphanage"/"El Orfanato"Guillermo Del Toro, the Oscar award winning director for "El Laberinto del Fauno" or "Pan's Labyrinth", produced this new spine-chilling dramatic thriller, "El Orfanato", or "The Orphanage", directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. Belen Rueda, who plays the leading female role, Laura, and Fernando Cayo, in the role of Carlos, her counterpart, return to the house Laura grew up in, to raise their chronically ill, orphaned son, Simon, played by Roger Princep. Disturbed by her ...

HellBoy2 starts shooting in Hungarian studios

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Abba Gold TV SpotKorda Studios is proud to announce a significant milestone in Hungarian film with the wrap of the first week of filming on Universal’s HELLBOY 2, which began shooting last Friday morning, June 8th at the new state-of-the-art facilities. Its first major production, HELLBOY 2 shot in the new Twin Stages 2 and 3 on the Korda Studios lot just outside of Budapest. Sets constructed in Stages 1 and 4 also await cameras in the coming days.HELLBOY 2, the eagerly-anticipated sequel t...

A Spanish Film Weekend

 Sunday, June 3-------Audiences and visitors to the FESTROIA: Festival Internacional de Cinema have been treated to a Spanish film weekend. Not only did the Festival open on Friday evening with the documentary film INVISIBLES followed by the historical epic ALATRISTE, there have been celebrations of Spanish cinema all weekend long. On Saturday, the Argentine/Spanish co-production EL CAMINO DE SAN DIEGO (The Road To San Diego, 2006), by director Carlos Sorin, screened to great audience acclaim a...

Dutch premiere Pan's Labyrinth at AFFF

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Guillermo del Toro’s film PAN'S LABYRINTH (EL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO), recently awarded with six Oscar nominations, will have its long awaited Dutch premiere at the 23rd Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival.PAN’S LABYRINTH was nominated in de following categories:Foreign language filmWriting (original screenplay): Guillermo del ToroCinematography: Guillermo Navarro Music: Javier NavaretteArt direction: Eugenio Caballero & Pilar RevueltaMakeup: David Marti & Montse RibePAN’S LABYRINTH...

A Full Final Weekend

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Festival Closing Night Gala Saturday, October 14---The 44th edition of the New York Film Festival is drawing to a close, but not without one more weekend of film excitement and diversity. Saturday sees repeat screenings of two of the Festival's most anticipated and debated films, Sofia Coppola's post-modern take on the French Revolution, MARIE ANTOINETTE, and Emmanuel Bordieu's homo-erotic POISON FRIENDS. Another film having its final screening on Saturday is the Turkish drama CLIMATES by d...

Pan's Labyrinth Chosen As Festival Closer

Wednesday, September 27----Magical realism meets gothic fairy tale in Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro's most ambitious film yet, PAN'S LABYRINTH, which has been chosen to close the 44th edition of the New York Film Festival . The film mixes surrealistic fantasy with harsh reality in the tale of a young girl who travels with her mother and adoptive father to a rural area in northern Spain during the first years of the repressive Franco regime. To cope with the hardships of everyday life, th...

Cannes is over

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After two crazy weeks, Cannes is now over. Most people are back home. A few are still there to finish editing their stories, videos, TV shows... I left Sunday to watch the award ceremony on TV. Awards, as always, were quite surprising. The Palme d'Or (see all videos) went to Ken Loach's the Wind that Shakes the Barley, not my own favorite. Surprisingly, no prize was awarded to Marie-Antoinette from Sophia Coppola nor for the Pan's Labyrinth from Guillermo Del Toro. See you soon... ...

Todays News: Tuesday May 23

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Premiers "Babel" and "Flanders" premier tonight at the Festival in the Lumiere Theater. Ledger to Play Dylan Heath Ledger and wife Michelle Williams have joined the star studded cast of Dylan biopic "Im Not There." Other cast members include Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, Christian Bale and Ben Winshaw. The film is said to be a sure fire contender for next years film festival. The film is directed by Tod Haynes and the soundtrack will include songs by The White Stripes, PJ Harvey, and REMs Mic...

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