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IFF Bratislava presents All at the beach!

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Aside from its competition sections IFF Bratislava each year presents three focus sections. One of them is All at the beach! dedicated to films connected to the ocean the beach and the unique aura these places create. The section will include one program conceived of eight European shorts and nine feature films (most of them never screened in Slovakia):Agua fría de mar, Paz Fabrega - Costa Rica, 2010Alamar, Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio - Mexico, 2009Ano natsu, ichiban shizukana umi (A Scene at the Sea)...

Poles Apart in London: Kinoteka Launch

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If the sparkle - and gastronomic opulence- of its Launch at a lively cocktail party (on Thursday 19th February 2009) in the cavernous but congenial bar-cum-restaurant Baltic (just across Blackfriars Bridge, beloved of mafiosi murderers, on the south side of the Thames) is a fair indication, KINOTEKA should prove to be a most successful and memorable celebration of Polish cinema and cuture in this so-called Polska!Year. As Britain is temporary home to some two million Poles, apart f...

Entre les murs (The Class) offered support in Germany

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Entre les murs by Laurent Cantet has won the Distribution Aid Award aimed at supporting the release of a French film in Germany. Coming with a check of €20,000, this award jointly offered by Unifrance and the MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, was presented Wednesday evening to the film’s distributor Concorde Filmverleih in the presence of the actress Anne Langlois, the French Consul in Stuttgart, Christian Dumont, and Gabriele Röthemeyer, director of MFG Filmförderung....

2008 Lumiere Awards

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Foreign media representatives based in Paris gathered at the Académie des Lumières to present the 2008 Lumiere Awards honoring the year’s most outstanding achievements in French and francophone films.   Paris, January 20, 2009. Foreign media representatives based in Paris gathered together at the Académie des Lumières last night, presented the 2008 Lumiere Awards, France’s answer to the Golden Globes, in recognition of outstanding achievement in the French and French-...

French Films Highlight New York Film Festival

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The Class (Entres Les Murs)   Friday, September 26-----The New York Film Festival, one of the oldest and most prestigious showcases of international cinema in the US, opens this evening with the US Premiere of the Cannes Palme d'Or winner, The Class by director Laurent Cantet. The film, a neo-realistic look at the crumbling standards of the French educational system, is one of several French films and co-productions that are highlighted at...

French Films Highlight New York Film Festival

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Friday, September 26--------The New York Film Festival, one of the oldest and most prestigious showcases of international cinema in the US, opens this evening with the US Premiere of the Cannes Palme d'Or winner, The Class by director Laurent Cantet. The film, a neo-realistic look at the crumbling standards of the French educational system, is one of several French films and co-productions that are highlighted at the two-week long event. France is represented in the festival’s...

NEWSLETTER N° 366: May 28, 2008

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Filmfestivals.com and CFC Media Lab, Telefilm Canada in partnership with The Hollywood Reporter, Moving Pictures, Film & Festivals Magazine and Cineuropa.org are proud to present another installment of our Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Cannes Film Festival. This year 3rd installation of the Salon includes included - The Blockbuster Pane...

New York Film Festival will open with Cannes winner: The Class-

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The 46th New York Film Festival (NYFF) will be held at the Walter Reade Theater, Friday, September 26 - Sunday, October 12, 2008. The festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcases the best in American and International cinema. This year's Opening Night, Centerpiece, and Closing Night Premiere films are THE CLASS (Entre les murs), directed by Laurent Cantet, The Ziegfeld Theater/Avery Fisher Hall, Friday, September 26; CHANGELING, directed by Clint Eastwood, The Zi...

Fisco's French Cinema Now to close with The Class (cannes winner)

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The San Francisco Film Society, in association with the French-American Cultural Society, the French Consulate of San Francisco and Unifrance USA, presents French Cinema Now (October 8 - 12, Landmark's Clay Theatre), a five-day festival dedicated to celebrating the best in contemporary French cinema. This new addition to the Film Society's fall programming debuts in style with Arnaud Desplechin in attendance to introduce his latest on October 8, and Laurent Cantet's Cannes Palme d'Or winner clos...

46th New York Film Festival Opens Friday, September 26, 2008

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By Maria Esteves - August 14, 2008  The  46th New York Film Festival (NYFF) will be held at the Walter Reade Theater, Friday, September 26 - Sunday, October 12, 2008. The festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, annually showcases the best in American and International cinema. This year's Opening Night, Centerpiece, and Closing Night Premiere films are THE CLASS (Entre les murs), directed by Laurent Cantet, The Ziegfeld Theater/Avery Fisher Hall, Friday, September 26; CHA...

Cannes Palme d'Or Winner To Open New York Film Festival

 by Sandy Mandelberger, Film New York Editor Friday, July 18-------The winner of this year’s Cannes Film Festival’s most prestigious award, the Palme d’Or, will open the 46th edition of the New York Film Festival (NYFF), one of the most important film showcases in North America.The Class (Entres Les Murs), a gritty but very human story of the dysfunctional French education system, won the top prize at Cannes for its director Laurent Cantet. Three of Cantet's four features have played in ...

And the Palme d'Or goes to Laurent Cantet (entre les murs)

      At long last The Palm d'Or goes to a local film Betweens the wall: a French Palm much awaited for the past 21 years (The last helmer to receive some gold in the Palais was Maurice Pialat in 1987 for "Under the Sun of Satan" - Sous le soleil de Satan.)The official Jury of this 61st Fesival de Cannes, présided over by Sean Penn, revealed this evening the Prize winners during the closing Ceremony. Édouard Baer hosted Robert de Niro on the stage of the...

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Cannes Winner "the class" by Laurent Cantet

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The film: The Class, the third French film to be presented in Competition for the Palme d’Or, marks director Laurent Cantet's first journey to Cannes. Cantet, director of such socially aware films as Human Resources and Time Out, pursues similar issues with his adaptation of the autobiographical novel by François Bégaudeau, a young French teacher in a tough junior high school. Determined to instruct without breaking his students' spirits, he refuses to coddle them, confronting them with thei...

And the Palme d'Or goes to Laurent Cantet

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And the Palme d'Or goes to Laurent Cantet (Entre les murs) At long last a French Palm much awaited for the past 21 years (last to receive was Maurice Pialat in 1987 for "Under the Sun of Satan" - Sous le soleil de Satan.The official Jury of this 61st Fesival de Cannes, présided over by Sean Penn, revealed this evening the Prize winners during the closing Ceremony. Édouard Baer hosted Robert de Niro on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière to award the Palme d’or to the best film among th...

Winner of Cannes Competition: "The Class" by Laurent Cantet

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Laurent Cantet Entre les Murs - The classThe film:The Class, the third French film to be presented in Competition for the Palme d’Or, marks director Laurent Cantet's first journey to Cannes. Cantet, director of such socially aware films as Human Resources and Time Out, pursues similar issues with his adaptation of the autobiographical novel by François Bégaudeau, a young French teacher in a tough junior high school. Determined to instruct without breaking his students' spirits, he refuses to...

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