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SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: CATHERINE DENEUVE

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ÉCU SPOTLIGHT: CATHERINE DENEUVE – THE QUEEN OF FRENCH CINEMA Catherine Deneuve: The queen of French cinema that winks at the Independent cinema by Alessia Massa If you have a love for film, you must have a certain appreciation for French cinema. From the Lumière brothers to today, the French cinema has contributed many masterpieces that have helped to write cinematography history. Independent cinema is able to strike the heart’s chords; it can make you smile, touch you,...

Demy time in San Sebastian

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Retrospective on Jacques Demy at the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival The season will be presented by hi widow Agnès Varda, Mathieu Demy and Rosalie Varda   The 59th San Sebastián Film Festival will be devoting a comprehensive retrospective to the work of the French filmmaker Jacques Demy (Pontchâteau, 1931- París, 1990), a key figure in French cinema who breathed fresh life into the musical genre. Although initially linked with the young directors who formed part of the nouvelle v...

59th San Sebastian Film Festival - Classic retrospective. JACQUES DEMY

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   In its 59th edition, San Sebastian Festival will dedicate a complete retrospective to the work of French filmmaker Jacques Demy (Pontchâteau, 1931-Paris 1990), a figure key to French cinema who pumped surprising new breath into the musical genre. Although initially grouped with other young directors belonging to the nouvelle vague movement,Demy's work eventually became so unique and difficult to classify that he set off along his own, absolutely personal path. His original approach t...

San Sebastian Festival will run from Friday 16 to Saturday 24 September

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  POSTERS The star of the poster for the 59th edition is a suitcase, an invitation to embark on the journey represented by a film festival   The new image for the 59th edition of San Sebastian Festival was presented at an event in San Sebastian's Kutxaespacio Science Museum. At this meeting, we announced the winner of the poster competition launched for the first time this year for the Official, Zabaltegi and Horizontes Latinos sections. Open to graphic designers across the wor...

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Demy, Noir and Chinese: Three cycles at next Sebastian International Film Festival

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 The programme of this year's San Sebastian International Film Festival include three cycles This year, the 59th edition of San Sebastian International Film Festival, running from 16-24 September, returns to its tradition of programming three cycles. The usual retrospective dedicated to a classic filmmaker will be accompanied by another two thematic cycles. JACQUES DEMY In its 59th edition, San Sebastian Festival will dedicate a complete retrospective to...

Agnès Varda has been awarded at the 25th edition of Guadalajara Film Festival

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Agnès Varda filmmaker, photographer, editor, composer, occasional actress and producer, will receive international homage and will be awarded with the Silver Mayahuel on the 25th edition of Guadalajara Film Festival. With over than 40 titles on her career, the international critic considers Agnès Varda as "the Nouvelle Vague lady". She studied at the Sorbonne and the Louvre Schoole and since 1949 she  ventured as a photographer and started reporting in different countries. ...

Feel Your French: Bastille Day At The Burns

Friday, July 13-----To celebrate Bastille Day (and the general love of all things French), the Jacob Burns Film Center, the prominent arthouse complex north of New York City, is hosting The French New Wave film series, reminding us all what it was about the French that we fell in love with in the first place. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the French "Nouvelle Vague" (New Wave) was the most dynamic cinema on the planet. It literally exploded when a group of young Cahiers du Cinema ...

A Star-studded Romance Film Festival in Tahiti

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First ever film festival to take place on a deserted island in the Bora Bora Lagoon, French Polynesia, showcasing romance films from around the world With a reputation as one of the most romantic places in the world, Bora Bora will be home to the first annual Tahiti Film Festival for romance films. The week long Festival premieres on December 2, 2006 on a deserted island in the Bora Bora lagoon, with outdoor screenings every night under the stars on a giant inflatable screen set up on the beach...

Catherine Deneuve Master Class: Magnifique!

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One of the first lessons Catherine Deneuve has to impart is perhaps every aspiring actor’s route: going to the cinema at a very early age and embracing the sound and images of film as if it were a second skin. Deneuve claimed her work with Jacques Demy in Les Parapluies de Cherbourg was the turning point for her career and the education she received from him gave her a solid foundation with which to draw back upon later in her career. As a young actress she admitted to being open to the sugge...

NY The French are in town heating up snowy city

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FRENCH CINEMA HEATS UP SNOWY NEW YORKWhile winter continues to hold a grip on New York City just days away from the official start of Spring, the scent of optimism, passion and love is palpable, as the annual Rendez-Vous With French Cinema, an exquisite showcase of the finest films from la Belle France, begins this weekend at New York’s Lincoln Center.New York has had a long love affair with French cinema. From the pre-war classics of Jean Renoir, Jean Vigo and Marcel Carne, the film noir oeuv...
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