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Emir Kusturica returns to Cannes as President of Un Certain Regard

The Serbian film-maker Emir Kusturica will be president of the Un Certain Regard jury at the 64th Festival de Cannes, from 11th to 22nd May 2011.Every year, Un Certain Regard, at the very heart of Official Selection, alongside the Competition, presents around twenty films characterised by the originality of their ideas as well as their aesthetic. Emir Kusturica received the Palme d’Or in 1985 for When Father Was Away on Business. Ten years later, his second Palme d’Or for Underground made hi...

Berlinale invites Jafar Panahi to Join the International Jury 2011

Before beginning his movie career, Jafar Panahi made a number of short films and documentaries for Iranian television and worked as assistant director. Panahi’s features have won many awards at international festivals: his directorial debut, Badkonake sefid (The White Balloon, 1995 Camera d’or in Cannes), was followed by Ayneh (The Mirror, 1997 Golden Leopard in Locarno), Dayereh (The Circle, 2000 Golden Lion in Venice), Talaye sorkh (Crimson Gold, 2003 Prix du Jury - Un Certain Regard in Ca...

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Guest of Honor of the first edition of the 4 +1 Film Festival

The Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, winner of the Golden Palm at the last Cannes Film Festival and the Jose Luis Guarner Critics Award at Sitges with Uncle Boonmee who can Recall his Past Lives (2010) -which has also been proposed as a candidate for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film by Thailand -will be the Guest of Honor of the first edition of the 4+1 Film Festival FUNDACION MAPFRE. This event - which will be held simultaneously in Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Madrid and Sao Paulo...

Panahi Film To World Premiere In Venice

Venice Days (Giornate degli Autori), a special section of the upcoming 67th edition of the Venice Film Festival, will host the World Premiere of Iranian director Jafar Panahi's latest work, The Accordion. The film, produced by ART for The World as part of the new film project "THEN AND NOW, Beyond Borders and Differences" based on article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is a short film that stresses the rights of "freedom of thought, conscience an...

NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010

.............                                                      WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 466: may 24, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Future of Cinema Salon in Cannes gave a toast to Future of Festivals and Xomo gathered 100 festival directors attending Cannes for a wine tasting reception. Our Cannes...

63rd Festival De Cannes Awards

The official Jury of this 63rd Festival de Cannes, presided over by Tim Burton, revealed this evening the prizes winners during the closing Ceremony. Kristin Scott Thomas hosted Charlotte Gainsbourg on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière to award the Palme d’or to the best film among the 19 in Competition. Julie Bertuccelli’s closing film The Tree starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marton Csokas et Morgana Davies, was screened at the end of the ceremony.   FEATURE FILMS IN COM...

HAHAHA by HONG Sangsoo wins Un Certain Regard 2010

  Un Certain Regard 2010 presented 19 films directed by 21 directors hailing from 19 different countries. 4 of the works were first films. Presided over by Claire DENIS (Director, France), the Jury was comprised of: Helena LINDBLAD (Critic - Dagens Nyheter, Sweden), Patrick FERLA (Journalist - Radio télévision suisse, Switzerland), KIM Dongho (Pusan Film Festival, South Korea), Serge TOUBIANA (General Director of the Cinémathèque Française, France). O ESTRA...

Queue for The Strange Case of Angelica

People queuing outside the Debussy Theater in Cannes for the 11:00 AM screening of Manoel de Oliveira's The Strange Case of Angelica, part of the Un Certain Regard selection at the Cannes Film Festival 2010.

The Official Selection of the 63rd edition of the Festival de Cannes completed

The Official Selection of the 63rd edition of the Festival de Cannes is now completed with :                                                                        - Carancho, by Argentinian film director Pablo Trapero and  I Wish I knew by Jia Zhang Ke (China) in Un Certain Regard. - The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu, directed by the Romanian Andrei Ujică, Out of Competition - Countdown to Zero, directed by Luc...

Thessaloniki Retrospective to the work of Apichatpong Weerasethakul

  On the occasion of the selection of his latest film for the 2010 Cannes IFF Competition section, the 51st TIFF would like to announce a complete Retrospective to the work of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, organized by the Independence Days section with the invaluable help of the director himself.  The Thessaloniki Film Festival has long been a promoter of Weerasethakul's work, having previously screened several of his films.   The Thai film director's newest, Uncle Boonmee wh...

The Global Film Village: 63rd Cannes Film Festival Announces Film Line Up

 by Marla LewinThe Opening night film already announced  is Ridley Scot's ROBIN HOOD. 20th Century Fox will have an Out of Competition screening of Oliver Stone's WALL STREET - MONEY NEVER SLEEPS. Additional Out of Competition screenings are YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER from Woody Allen (Sony Classics) and TAMARA DREWE from Stephen Frears.This years line up is a virtual Boy's Club with not  a single female director represented so far in the main competition. Although there are s...

Bahman Ghobadi: Heart Of Courage

  In this awards season, where the industry unveils prizes for some of the world's wealthiest and most pampered celebrities, can we not find a small prize for a filmmaker with almost unimaginable courage? I am referring to Bahman Ghobadi, the Iraqi filmmaker who has been forced to leave his native country because of a crackdown by the government over "unauthorized" filmmakers. As another example of its repressive agenda, the Iraqi government made a Christmas Day announce...

Festival thoughts from Yorgos Lanthimos, the director of Dogtooth.

Greek provocateur Yorgos Lanthimos stirred up controversy and stunned audiences at Cannes this year with Dogtooth, ultimately walking away with the Un Certain Regard prize. UK audiences can now discover this truly unique film for themselves as it makes its LFF debut on Friday. My time will be spent… watching films, walking the streets of London. You really should see my film because… you saw images of it or you read about it and found it interesting. The first thing that s...

Quentin Tarantino will open the Zabaltegi-Pearls section with Inglourious Basterds

Also coming are new films by Woody Allen, Ang Lee, Jim Jarmusch, Bahman Ghobadi, Bong Joon-ho and Johnnie To, among other directors. North American director Quentin Tarantino will open the Zabaltegi-Pearls section with his latest movie. Inglourious Basterds. This film, winner of the Best Actor Award for Christoph Waltz at Cannes, will be screened on the first day of the 57th edition on Friday, 18 September. Zabaltegi-Pearls, the showcase for movies feted at the big int...

NEWSLETTER N° 418: May 29th, 2009

..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 418: May 29th, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. DISCOVER FESTIVALEXPRESS, THE ONE CLICK FILM SUBMISSION AND MANAGEMENT SOLUTION Filmmakers: register your film and select the Festivals marked as Yes for "Submission accepted". More info . ...

Cannes 2009: All the Awards

The official Jury of this 62nd Festival de Cannes, presided by Isabelle Huppert, revealed the Prize winners during the Closing Ceremonies on the evening of May 24th. IN COMPETTION - FEATURE FILMS Palme d'Or DAS WEISSE BAND (The White Ribbon) directed by Michael HANEKE               Grand Prix UN PROPHÈTE (A Prophet) directed by Jacques AUDIARD Lifetime achievement award for his work and his exce...

Hanneke's White Ribbon takes away the Cannes Palme d'or

The official Jury of this 62nd Festival de Cannes, presided by Isabelle Huppert, revealed the Prize winners during the Closing Ceremonies on the evening of May 24th. IN COMPETTION - FEATURE FILMSPalme d'OrDAS WEISSE BAND (The White Ribbon) directed by Michael HANEKE Grand PrixUN PROPHÈTE (A Prophet) directed by Jacques AUDIARD Lifetime achievement award for his work and his exceptional contribution to the history of cinema Alain RESNAIS Best Director Brillante MENDOZA for KINATAY Jury PrizeFI...

Cannes, Un Certain Regard 2009: 20 films and a few awards

Un Certain Regard 2009 presented 20 films from 24 directors hailing from 20 different countries. 2 of the works were first films. The program opened on Thursday 14th, with KASI AZ GORBEHAYE IRANI KHABAR NADAREH (No One Knows About Persian Cats) by Bahman Ghobadi. Presided over by Paolo Sorrentino (Director and Sceenwriter - Italy), the Jury was comprised of: Julie GAYET (Actress - France), Uma DA CUNHA (Journalist - India), Marit KAPLA (Festival director Göteborg -Sweden), Piers HANDLING (Festi...

Cinéfondation Prizes 2009 awarded today by the Jury

This year, the Cinéfondation Selection showed 17 films from Asia, Europe, North and South America selected from the 1400 student films submitted. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury presided by John Boorman and composed of film directors Bertrand Bonello and Ferid Boughedir and actresses Leonor Silveira and Zhang Ziyi has awarded prizes to the following films during a ceremony in Buñuel Theatre:First Prize:BÁBAdirected by Zuzana Kirchnerová-ŠpidlováFAMU, Czech RepublicSecond Prize: GOO...

Un Certain Regard: "Tale in the Darkness" by Nikolay Khomeriki

In Cannes for the Un Certain Regard presentation of Tale in the Darkness, Nikolay Khomeriki of Russian origin is not an unknown at the Festival, having won a runner-up prize in the Cinefondation Selection in 2005 for his short film Vdvoyom. The following year he was back in Cannes and in the running for a Camera d’Or for his debut feature film 977, also presented in Un Certain Regard. In Tale in the Darkness, the Russian director brings to the screen Angelina, a r...

Newsletter N° 416: May 20th, 2009

..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 416: May 20th, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Meet us in our office in Cannes Palais 05.10 Looking forward to meeting all our festivals organizers friends attending Cannes this thursday May21st at 5.30 for a french wines and rare california winestastin...

Un Certain Regard: "Irène" by Alain Cavalier

Cineaste Alain Cavalier will be screening his new film-confession, Irène, at Un Certain Regard. It explores the same inner terrain as his 2005 film Le Filmeur, which garnered the Prix de l’Intimité that year. Small digital camera in hand, Cavalier dives into the memories he set down in his diaries from the early 1970s, in search of the essence of Irène, the love of his life, who was killed in a car crash… "She's at the door," Alain Cavalier confesses. "For years, I’ve...

Un Certain Regard : “Dogtooth” by Yorgos Lanthimos

Un Certain Regard opens its doors to a Greek film today, Dogtooth by  Yorgos Lanthimos. This second feature, following debut film Kinetta in 2005, portrays a deranged, dysfunctional family cut off from the outside world. Living a recluse existence, the three children have no choice but to abide by the rules their father has imposed. The only person allowed to visit is Christina, an employee at the father’s business, to satisfy the sexual urges of the son… Yorgos Lanthim...

Programme Monday May 18h 2009

COMPÉTITION - Grand Théâtre Lumière 8:30 am, 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm: LOOKING FOR ERIC by Ken Loach – 1h56 11:30am and 10:30pm: ANTICHRIST by Lars Von Trier – 1h44 UN CERTAIN REGARD - Salle Debussy 11:00 am and 4:30 pm: IRENE (Irene) by Alain Cavalier - 1h25 2:00 pm : INDEPENDENCIA by Raya Martin - 1h17 10:00 pm: DOGTOOTH by Yorgos Lanthimos – 1h36 CANNES CLASSICS - Salle Buñuel 3:00 pm: A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY (Gu Ling Jie Shao Nian Sha Ren Shi Jian) by Edward Y...

Un Certain Regard: "Father of My Children" by Mia Hansen-Løve

Presented in the Certain Regard section, the second feature film by Mia Hansen-Løve, entitled  Father of My Children , screens today. "This film stems from my encounter with Humbert Balsan," explained the director. "I first met him in early 2004. He wanted to produce my first film. His enthusiasm and trust were decisive for me in All is Forgiven. I didn’t write this movie out of gratitude, however, but because of Humbert Balsan’s personality. He had an exce...


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