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Top Bollywood director Yash Chopra "the king of romance" passes away at eighty

by Alex Farba-Deleon     The dean of Indian film directors, Yash Chopra, passed away on October 21 at the age of eighty. Yash Chopra was not just another Bollywood director --he was one of the world's top craftsman of the seventh art although he always crafted his films to suit the taste of the Indian audience, which is the main reason he remains practically unknown in the West.   In Asia where Bollywood films are far better known than here Chopra was honored ...

Amitabh Bachchan will be guest of honour at the 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, the iconic face of Indian cinema, will be the guest of honour at the 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival.   The 12th River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, the only festival in Italy entirely devoted to Indian cinema and directed by Selvaggia Velo, will take place at Cinema Odeon, in Florence, from 7th to 13th December, under the Patronage of the Embassy of India and the Italy-India association.   This is an extreme...

Wong Kar Wai (With a staggering 21 wins and 35 award nominations so far) will preside over the Jury of Berlinale 2013

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Chinese director Wong Kar Wai will be the Jury President of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. The director, who has won many international awards, is one of the most important representatives of world cinema. Wong Kar Wai’s unique and extraordinary style has inspired countless filmmakers and made him a cult figure of contemporary auteur cinema. Wong Kar Wai was born in Shanghai and grew up in Hong Kong. He made his directorial debut in 1988 with As Tears Go By. His...

Cardiff’s lesbian and gay film festival prepares for its 6th edition

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Box office opens as Cardiff’s lesbian and gay film festival prepares for its 6th edition offering a staggering £25,000 short film prize. • Montage of competing films revealed • Opening Film: UK premiere of Eytan Fox’s Yossi • Closing Film: UK premiere of Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same • Amy Lamé to host the new-look Awards show • Daniel Boys to attend premier of Little Man - his first gay role and debut film There’ll be much excitem...

SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: Marcel Carné

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This week the spotlight is on Marcel Carné, an innovative filmmaker who led the poetic realism movement and was arguably considered the most admired French filmmaker of his era. He produced his great works just before the mid-twentieth century, some of which include; “Quai de Brumes” (1938); “Les Portes de la Nuit” (1946); and “Le Jour se lève” (1939). In 1936 Carné directed his first full length feature film “Jenny” and it was with the production of this fil...

Pardo d’onore Swisscom to Leos Carax

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French director Leos Carax will receive the Pardo d’onore Swisscom at the forthcoming edition of the Festival del film Locarno.   © Copyright Wild Bunch 2012 To mark the occasion, the filmmaker’s five features – Boy Meets Girl (1984), Bad Blood (Mauvais Sang, 1986), The Lovers on the Bridge (Les Amants du Pont-Neuf, 1991), Pola X (1999) and Holy Motors (2012) ¬¬– will be screened, as well as the portmanteau film Tokyo!, to which he contributed the segment Merde in 2008. On the d...

Feel Good Film Festival Call for Entries - Late Registration through May 15, 2012

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Feel Good Film FestivalThe 2012 5th International Feel Good Film Festival (FGFF) to be hosted by the Laemmle NoHo 7 Theater in the heart of North Hollywood’s Arts District,  will be held August 3-5, 2012. The Festival is dedicated to providing a platform for filmmakers worldwide with positive views on life and is proud to support the expansion of NoHo’s Arts District by screening at the District’s newest addition of Laemmle’s Theater.  Festival organizers look forward to making this ...

Long wait over as Terrence Malick film hits Cannes

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  By Mike Collett-White CANNES, France (Reuters) - U.S. director Terrence Malick brings his eagerly anticipated drama "The Tree of Life" to the Cannes film festival on Monday, ending a long wait for movie fans and critics intrigued by only his fifth feature. The picture has been the most talked about of the 20 entries in the main Cannes competition, and its world premiere brings stars of the stature of Brad Pitt and Sean Penn to the famous red ...

Cannes kicks off with hommage to Bertolucci

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Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci (L), is awarded with the Honorary Palme d'Or for his career from the president of the Cannes Film Festival Gilles Jacob (C) as President of the Jury Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Jude Law and Argentinian actress and producer Martina Gusman applaud during the opening ceremony of the 64th Cannes Film Festival. - AFP PHOTO CANNES: The Cannes film festival got off to a glittering start on Wednesday,...

The Italian Key

Director: Rosa Karo.
A 19-year-old orphan receives, as her sole inheritance, an antique key that opens an old villa in Italy and the mysteries of her family history.

Nancy Kwan to be honored at Hawai Fest

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The 30th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is honored to present and spotlight one of Asia's most recognizable actresses of all time, Nancy Kwan with it's "Maverick Award." Her newest film, a documentary called TO WHO IT MAY CONCERN: KA SHEN'S JOURNEY, directed by Brian Jamieson will screen on Saturday, October 16th at 6:30 p.m. This special event is presented by Dr. Lawrence KW Tseu.Nancy will receive the Maverick Award after the screening of her film at the Regal Dole Cannery...

The Remarkable Universe of Masahiro Shinoda

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  Running parallel to the stellar film program of this year's New York Film Festival is a finely curated retrospective series of films from Japanese director Masahiro Shinoda. This prominent director of the Japanese New Wave was fascinated by traditional Japanese aesthetics and the modernity of cinema (and of the transformed Japan of the 1960s, when he started his film career, through to the present). Shinoda's movies detail the spiritual emptiness of post-war Japanese life and search f...

Interview with Thelma Schoonmaker

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Thelma Schoonmaker is a film editor who has worked side by side with Martin Scorsese, on "Raging Bull", "The Aviator", and "The Departed".  She has been nominated for six Academy Awards, and has won three for best editing.She was married to Michael Powell, who directed many classic films, including, one of Scorsese's influencial favorites, "The Red Shoes". Please read her discussion on "The Red Shoes", and film restoration and preservatio...

Interview with Thelma Schoonmaker, film editor for Shutter Island

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Thelma Schoonmaker is a film editor who has worked side by side with Martin Scorsese, on "Raging Bull", "The Aviator", and "The Departed". She has been nominated for six Academy Awards, and has won three for best editing.She was married to Michael Powell, who directed many classic films, including, one of Scorsese's influencial favorites, "The Red Shoes". Please read her discussion on "The Red Shoes", and film restoration and preservation:TS: We almost lost "The Red Shoes" twice during WWII. Em...

Thelma Schoonmaker: Film editor of "Shutter Island" talks about "The Red Shoes"

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Thelma Schoonmaker is a film editor who has worked side by side with Martin Scorsese, on "Raging Bull", "The Aviator", and "The Departed".  She has been nominated for six Academy Awards, and has won three for best editing.She was married to Michael Powell, who directed many classic films, including, one of Scorsese's influencial favorites, "The Red Shoes". Please read her discussion on "The Red Shoes", and film restoration and preservation:TS: ...

Louis Malle: The Fire Within

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   Louis Malle, the legendary French director whose career spanned four decades and whose influence on the language of cinema continues to grow in stature, will be the subject of a mini-retrospective starting New Year’s Day at the Walter Reade Theater in New York, the flagship venue of the Film Society of Lincoln Center.   The week-long celebration will showcase six of the director’s most enduring works, including a special event screening on Wednesday, January ...

Ghent Film Festival pts Asia in the spotlight

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With a film focus on China, a film music concert by the Japanese composer Shigeru Umebayashi and an exhibition on the Japanese animation art anime, the 36th edition of the Ghent Film Festival feels particularly Asian. In addition, film music remains centralto the festival programme with various film music concerts, the award ceremony of the World Soundtrack Awards and a film music seminar.The 36th edition of the Ghent Film Festival, from 6 to 17 October, focuses on a specific continent for the v...

In competition: "Spring Fever" of Lou Ye

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About the film Chinese director has braved a ban on his filmmaking imposed by censors in his own country to make Spring Fever. The feature, which screens In Competition today at Cannes, is the story of a torrid passion within a threesome composed of two men and a beautiful woman. The subject, still highly taboo in Asia, if not elsewhere, was a considerable obstacle to obtaining financing, according to the director, the veteran of two Palme d'Or Competitions, with Purple Butterfly ...

Where the River Runs...in Cannes

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“Award-winning Italian filmmaker Francesco Paladino gears up to attend the 2009 Cannes Film Market with to promote his latest film “Where the River Runs” “A superbly shot film, great acting, and a cohesive cocktail of characters and events.” Nicole Holland - Independent Film Quarterly ***                              ...

Where the River Runs...in Cannes

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“Award-winning Italian filmmaker Francesco Paladino gears up to attend the 2009 Cannes Film Market with to promote his latest film “Where the River Runs” “A superbly shot film, great acting, and a cohesive cocktail of characters and events.”Nicole Holland - Independent Film Quarterly***When a river provides catalyst for a psychological horror it’s sure to attract interest from audiences and distributors alike. The latest film from Italian helmer Francesco Paladino recently won the aw...

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EFA will offer (in Copenhagen) honorary awards to Dame Judi Dench and Dogma founders

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At the 21st European Film Awards the European Film Academy will present honorary awards to Dame Judi Dench and Dogma founders Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, Kristian Levring, Lars von Trier, and Thomas Vinterberg.  Already established as a highly successful theatre and TV actress, Judi Dench rose to international fame for her screen roles such as Queen Victoria in John Madden’s MRS BROWN (1997) for which she received a BAFTA, Armande Voizin in CHOCOLAT by Lasse Hallström (2000) for which she was nom...

EFA honorary awards to Dame Judi Dench and Dogma founders

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HONORARY AWARDS FOR DAME JUDI DENCH AND THE DOGMA-FOUNDERSAt the 21st European Film Awards the European Film Academy will present honorary awards to Dame Judi Dench and Dogma founders Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, Kristian Levring, Lars von Trier, and Thomas Vinterberg.Already established as a highly successful theatre and TV actress, Judi Dench rose to international fame for her screen roles such as Queen Victoria in John Madden’s MRS BROWN (1997) for which she received a BAFTA, Armande Voizin in CH...

Director's Series, The WONG KAR WAI Film Festival

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Nani Cinematheque is a film society founded by a group of enthusiasts that includes filmmakers, theatre personalities, journalists and lovers of art and culture. Nani Cinematheque is named after one of the founders of Suchitra Film Society and the small cinematheque by the same name, at Centre for Film and Drama. Nani Cinematheque is launching Directors' Series on August 1, 2008 in collaboration with PaladorThe inaugural function will be held on Friday August 01, 2008 at 6 pm at the CFD premis...
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