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Ken Loach received his 5th prize for Angel's Share. (Jury prize)

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...

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...

Ronda International Festival, new addition in Spain

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Ronda International Festival, Political Cinema for the Twenty-First Century, was conceived in order to give a twist to cinema and politics, and to be an event aimed primarily at a young public, who are more adept at handling the new forms, codes and references used to decribe the real changes in the language and obligations of the citizens of this century.In this new festival our first major task is to encourage a lively three-way dialogue between the filmmakers, who will attend with their films...

III International Side by Side Film Festival Starts!

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Russia’s only Lesbian and Gay film festival Side by Side kicked off at 19.30 on 15 October 2010 at cinema multiplex Varshavsky Express in St. Petersburg.The packed house and festive atmosphere in the cinema hall was both a joy and a surprise for the participants and organizers of Russia’s first and only LGBT film festival. As Manny de Guerre, festival founder, noted for the first time in three years since the founding of the festival this was the most the most celebratory-like opening of the...

Side by Side LGBT Film Festival coming soon

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Side by Side LGBT Film Festival, Russia gains backing of Pedro Almodovar, Gus Van Sant and Ken Loach. Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival which will be held from 15 – 23 October, 2010 in Saint Petersburg, Russia has garnered the support of key figures from world cinema including Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, American director Gus Van Sant and British filmmaker Ken Loach. Underlining the festivals significance Ken Loach noted its importance in its contribution to the fight again...

London Film Festival program launch

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The programme for the 54th BFI London Film Festival, launched today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, showcases an array of highly anticipated films by both established and emerging talent from around the world. A particularly strong feature this year is the selection of British films including the previously announced Opening and Closing Night Galas. Over 16 days the festival will screen a total of 197 features and 112 shorts, including 11 World, 23 International and 33 European premieres, ma...

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EFA honours Ken Loach

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At the 22nd European Film Awards the European Film Academy will present an honorary award to Ken LoachHaving begun his career in British television, Ken Loach made his first film for cinema, POOR COW, in 1967. His breakthrough came with KES (1970) and FAMILY LIFE (1971). Ever since he has established himself as a politically and socially committed filmmaker with films such as RIFF-RAFF (European Film of the Year 1991), LAND AND FREEDOM (European Film of the Year 1995), and SWEET SIXTEEN (EFA Cr...

In competition: "Looking for Eric" by Ken Loach

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About the film: The Cannes Film Festival loves football… One year after having Maradona on the Croisette for the Out-of-Competition documentary, Maradona by Kusturica, the Festival clearly shows its love of soccer by including a film featuring another legend, Eric Cantona in the company of the director, Ken Loach with the Competition feature Looking for Eric. Other cast member Steve Evets plays the postman from Manchester whose life is in upheaval, and who attempts to ward o...

Master Classes scheduled for the Zurich Film Festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) today unveiled details of its 3rd Zurich Master Class, to take place during the 2008 Festival (September 25 – October 5). The first group of lecturers for the highly regarded Zurich Master Class include such industry notables as acclaimed British director and writer Ken Loach (“Cathy Come Home,” “Just a Kiss”), winner of the 2006 Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or for “The Wind that Shakes the Barley”; Chinese composer and Oscar and Grammy winner T...

European Films Find Homes In North America

 Wednesday, March 21------Despite soggy weather and a rather unenthusiastic response to most films at the Cannes Film Festival, there are a number of deals to announce for European films that have found homes with U.S. distributors. The films, all screening in either the official sections of the Festival or in the Cannes Film Market, will all be released theatrically in the United States in the next few months.IFC Films has been among the busiest companies on the Croisette. The company has acqu...

EFP Supports European Film In Toronto

 Monday, September 3----------European Film Promotion (EFP), the pan-European agency of the continent's film promotion boards, again returns to the Toronto International Film Festival with a program of support for European filmmakers and sales agents. For this year's edition, 39 European films will benefit from the Film Sales Support (FSS) initiative sponsored by EFP. 26 different European sales agents and production companies are receiving support for the promotion of 39 European films in ...

Ken Loach and Italian Emanuele Crialese Directors of the year at Capri Hollywood Fest

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English director Ken Loach and Italian Emanuele Crialese have been selected for 2006 Capri Awards by Fiuggi as directors of the year. The two artists, along with the discovery of the year Fausto Brizzi, will be honored on the Blue Island on Thursday, December 28, the second day of the Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival. "Loach and Crialese are two great artists who continually make superb contributions to European filmmaking” said Grazia Bottiglieri, vice president of Capri in the ...

British Independent Film Awards Queen and King are high

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9TH ANNUAL BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS ANNOUNCE NOMINATIONS AND JURY TODAY AT SOHO HOUSE In its ninth year, the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) has established itself as one of the most important awards ceremonies in the British film industry and is regarded as a kick-off to the Awards Season. BIFA prides itself on providing a platform for up and coming talent and this year has increased the number of nominations in the Most Promising Newcomer Category as there was so much talent to ...

The wind that shakes the barley Film review

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SYNOPSIS:In 1920 Ireland, the ordinary people of the land unite to form volunteer guerrilla armies to face the ruthless Black and Tan squads that are being shipped from Britain to block Ireland's bid for genuine independence. As the freedom fighters' bold tactics bring the British to breaking point, a treaty is declared. But, despite the apparent victory, civil war erupts and men who have fought side by side, now find themselves pitted against one another as enemies, in disagreement about the tr...

Interview with Cillian for The Wind That Shakes The Barley

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The Wind That Shakes The Barley won Ken Loach the coveted Palme d’Or at Cannes this year, and its star, Cillian Murphy reckons that’s just where the credit should go, with a film that tackles a pivotal moment in Irish/British history. For a Cork-born lad, it’s very close to home, he tells Andrew L. Urban.Cillian (pronounced with a K) Murphy arrived in Sydney on a Monday morning from the North American premiere of The Wind That Shakes The Barley at the Toronto film festival, via a short Los...

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... ...

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Palme d'Or: "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" by Ken Loach

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Emmanuelle Béart handed the the Palme d'Or to The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach.During the Award Ceremony, Ken Loach declared in French: "It's extraordinary, thank you very much! I've forgot all my French words now. It is a great honour for us to be here, because Cannes is the most wonderful cinema celebration in the world, it is the centre of cinema in the world, and the heart of cinema." Then, in English, he added: "We hope that our film represents a small step in the relationship ...

Jury meets pres in Cannes and justifies choices

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For the third consecutive year in the history of the Festival de Cannes , the Jury met the press to explain their selected winners. At the side of President Wong Kar Wai were Patrice Leconte, Monica Bellucci, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Samuel L. Jackson, Lucrecia Martel, Elia Suleiman and Zhang Ziyi. Highlights. On the Palme d'Or winner:Wong Kar Wai: "We chose from the heart. The selection was great, which made our viewing enjoyable but our work very hard. This year, there were so many grea...

Cannes 2006 Palme d'Or the Wind that Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach

All Cannes awards The Palme d'Or goes to the Wind that Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach. Palme d'Or videos: Red Carpet, Film extract, Red Carpet and standing ovation after the film premier & Press conference. Credits for the Wind that Shakes the Barley: Director: Ken LOACH Screenplay: Paul LAVERTY Cinematography: Barry ACKROYD Set Designer: Fergus CLEGG Music: George FENTON Film Editor: Jonathan MORRIS Actors: Cillian MURPHY Pádraic DELANEY Liam CUNNINGHAM Orla FITZGERALD Synopsis...

Bermuda Fest in action, opens with The Upside of Anger

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BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2005 LINEUP“THE UPSIDE OF ANGER” and “MAD HOT BALLROOM” OPEN and CLOSE MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM TO BE “FILMAKER IN FOCUS” Showcasing a film line-up as rich and eclectic as the culture of the island itself, the Bermuda International Film Festival will welcome visitors for the 8th annual Fest, March 18-24. . The Bermuda International Film Festival invites influences from around the world with films that will compete for Best Feature from the ...

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