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The Official Section Competition at 2006 Festroia

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Saturday, June 3----FESTROIA: The Troia International Film Festival, will present nearly 180 films, representing 48 countries, with a strong predominance of European cinema, during its 22nd annual showcase. The Festival, the oldest and most prestigious in Portugal, has several competition sections in its wide-ranging program. The Official Section, in competition for the Golden Dolphin Award, is made up of 14 films, from nations that produce fewer than 30 films per year. This is a unique approa...

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...

Cannes 2006 Grand Prix: Flanders by Bruno Dumont

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The Cannes 2006 Grand Prix goes to Flanders by Bruno DUMONT Credits: Director: Bruno DUMONT Screenplay: Bruno DUMONT Cinematography: Yves CAPE Film Editor: Guy LECORNE Sounds: Emmanuel CROSET Sounds: Philippe LECOEUR Actors: Adelaide LEROUX Samuel BOIDIN Synopsis: Today, in Flanders, the local young men leave as soldiers to fight in a distant land. The story of soldiers going to the front, their march, the comrades, the misery of war. The wait for horror - the horror itself - and what...

Cannes 2006 Best Screenplay Award, Pedro Almodovar for Volver

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The Best Screenplay Award goes to Pedro ALMODOVAR for the film Volver: Director: Pedro ALMODOVAR Screenplay: Pedro ALMODÓVAR Cinematography: José Luis ALCAINE Set Designer: Salvador PARRA Music: Alberto IGLESIAS Film Editor: José SALCEDO Sounds: Miguel REJAS Actors: Penélope CRUZ Raimunda Carmen MAURA Grand mère Irène Lola DUEÑAS Sole Blanca PORTILLO Agustina Yohana COBO Paula Chus LAMPREAVE Tante Paula Synopsis: Three generations of women survive the east wind, f...

Cannes 2006 Best Director Award: Alejandro González IÑ

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The prize goes to Alejandro González IÑ ...

Cannes 2006 Best Actor Award, Jamel DEBBOUZE, Samy NACERI, Sami BOUAJILA, Roschdy ZEM, Bernard BLANCAN

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The prize goes to all actors from Indigènes from Rachid BOUCHAREB: Jamel DEBBOUZE Samy NACÉRI Sami BOUAJILA Roschdy ZEM Bernard BLANCAN Credits for Indigènes: Director: Rachid BOUCHAREB Screenplay: Olivier LORELLE Screenplay: Rachid BOUCHAREB Cinematography: Patrick BLOSSIER Set Designer: Dominique DOURET Music: Armand AMAR Music: KHALED Film Editor: Yannick KERGOAT Sounds: Olivier / Thomas HESPEL / GAUDER Synopsis: 1943. They had not yet set foot in France, but because it's war, Saïd...

Cannes 2006 Best Actress Award, Penélope CRUZ, Carmen MAURA, Lola DUEÑAS, Blanca PORTILLO, Yohana COBO, Chus LAMPREAVE

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The prize goes to the 6 actresses of Volver by Pedro Almodovar: Penélope CRUZ Carmen MAURA Lola DUEÑAS Blanca PORTILLO Yohana COBO Chus LAMPREAVE Director: Pedro ALMODOVAR Screenplay: Pedro ALMODÓVAR Cinematography: José Luis ALCAINE Set Designer: Salvador PARRA Music: Alberto IGLESIAS Film Editor: José SALCEDO Sounds: Miguel REJAS Synopsis: Three generations of women survive the east wind, fire, insanity, superstition and even death by means of goodness, lies and boundless vitali...

Cannes 2006 Jury Prize: Red Road by Andrea Arnold

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Credits: Andrea ARNOLD Director Andrea ARNOLD Screenplay Robbie RYAN Cinematography Helen SCOTT Set Designer Nicolas CHAUDEURGE Film Editor Actors: Kate DICKIE Tony CURRAN Martin COMPSTON Natalie PRESS Synopsis: Jackie works as a CCTV operator. Each day she watches over a small part of the world, protecting the people living their lives under her gaze. One day a man appears on her monitor, a man she thought she would never see again, a man she never wanted to see again. Now sh...

Palme d'Or Cannes 2006, Short Films, Sniffer by Bobbie Peers

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Credits: Director: Bobbie PEERS Screenplay: Bobbie PEERS Cinematography: Jakob INGIMUNDARSON Set Desig: Guri GIÆVER Set Designer Music Evan GARDNER Film Editor: Pål GENGENBACH Film Editor Sounds: Thomas Angell ENDRESEN In a society where everyone has the ability to fly, the citizens anchor themselves to the ground via "gravitation boots". Devoid of sunlight and the open sky, the members of society go about their routine without any hope of personal gratification. One day, however, ...

Cannes Film Festival 2006 Awards

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After 12 days of a rich Festival, the award sceremony took place at 7:30 pm on Sunday 28, 2006. And the winners are: - Feature Films Palme d'Or: the Wind that Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach Grand Prix: Flanders by Bruno Dumont Best Actress Award: Penélope CRUZ, Carmen MAURA, Lola DUEÑAS, Blanca PORTILLO, Yohana COBO, Chus LAMPREAVE for Volver Best Actor Award: Jamel DEBBOUZE, Samy NACERI, Sami BOUAJILA, Roschdy ZEM, Bernard BLANCAN for Indigènes Best Director Award: Alejandro González I...

"B is for Bomb," and W is for WInner (not George "W" Bush)

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The American short film, "B is for Bomb," directed by Carey Mckenzie won the Official Cannes 2006 Online Competition for short films the other day. This 10 minute documentary is narrarated by a young girl, explaining the problems with bombs and nuclear warfare by going through the letters of the alphabet, giving an innocent prospective on a deathly scary and very politcal topic, ranging for historical lesson letters such as "C is for Cold War," to poetic reflections such as, "E is for Enemy, F i...

Cannes Competition Heats Up

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Seven days in, the 59th Festival De Cannes’ Competition section is heating up. While Pedro Almodovar’s Penelope Cruz starrer, “Volver, ...

The Search For (Some, Any) News on Cannes......

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During my current experiment of trying to "do" Cannes while not actually being there (in others words, virtually if not physically), it is quite astonishing to me that so little actual coverage is available to the average American consumer. Yes, we did catch a glimpse of Tom Hanks on the red carpet, and read much speculation about the fate of THE DA VINCI CODE, but it seems that anything that is not part of the tyranny of celebrity gossip finds scant space in American newspapers or television s...

Udine Far East Film Festival 8 Wraps

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The Udine Far East Film Festival is one of the largest panoramas of Asian film in Europe. Most of the 73 films chosen for the eighth edition that ran April 21-29 enjoyed their European or international premiere. The festival catches the films that are produced between the Venice, Berlin and Cannes festival so its an excellent showcase to attend to see the latest Asian films. Udine hopes together with the Venice Film Festival to double the amount of Asian films to the Venice Friuli-Venezia-Giulia...

Locarno Fest closes with awards and Nashville

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The 58th installment of the Locarno film festival at the Tippety-top of glorious Lago Maggiore in the Italian Speaking part of Switzerland (Ticino) got underway on Wednesday, August 3rd and concluded August 13. Some 300 films of all kinds will be projected at numerous venues all over town, but the main event is the slate of 18 features in competition for the spotted leopard awards, the jungle cat in question being the symbol of this fabulous Alpine resort city for nearly a hundred years – or...

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