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"A.L.I.C.E." to play the Mestre Film Festival (Venice) in October!

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"A.L.I.C.E." will play the Mestre Film Festival just outside of Venice, Italy on October 14th, 2011. The film stars five-time Emmy Award winner Joey D'Auria, Aketza Lopez (formerly of MTV-Europe), Second City's David Razowsky, and the film's writer/director, Dawn Westlake. Cinematography was done by Milan-based DP Francesco Uboldi. Editing by Brandon Bondehagen. Original music was provided by Gregory Johnson. Two of the film's tracks, "The Rose" and "Dark Star", c...

The Awards of the 68th Venice Film Festival

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VENEZIA 68  Golden Lion for Best Film  Faust by Aleksander Sokurov (Russia) Silver Lion for Best Director  Shangjun CAI for the film Ren Shan Ren Hai (People Mountain People Sea) (China - Hong Kong)   Special Jury Prize  Terraferma by Emanuele Crialese (Italy)   Coppa Volpi for Best Actor  Michael Fassbender in the film Shame by Steve McQueen (United Kingdom)   Coppa Volpi for Best Actress  Deanie Yip in the film Tao jie (A Simple Life) by Ann Hui (China - ...

Katrina Sedgwick to leave BigPond Adelaide Film Festival at the end of 2011

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After nine and a half years as Festival Director/ CEO of the Adelaide Film Festival, Katrina Sedgwick today announced she would be leaving the Festival at the end of 2011 to pursue other opportunities in the arts as well in film. She will continue in her role until the end of the year before handing over to a new Festival Director in early 2012.“It has been a wonderful opportunity for me to have been able to develop and deliver my own fairly idiosyncratic version of a film festival over the pa...

Milcho Manchevski (top middle) in 1994

My interview with Milcho Manchevski... from Aruba to Sarajevo to Venice... 2011

A DANGEROUS METHOD at 68th Venice Film Festival

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   A DANGEROUS METHOD (2011) stars Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley and Vincent Cassel and was filmed in multiple locations including Vienna, Zürich, Konstanz, Cologne and Berlin. The film takes place during World War I and focuses on the well known historical conflict between two of some of the greatest thinkers of modern science- Sigmund Freud and Carl G. Jung. In the film, their main subject of conflict rests on a woman, Sabina Spielrein (played by Keira Knightle...

MILDRED PIERCE at 68th Venice Film Festival

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  The first part of the HBO TV series MILDRED PIERCE (2011) screened in the Sala Grande today in Venice during the 68th Venice Film Festival, out of competition. Based on the novel of the same name by writer James M. Cain, director Todd Haynes directs its second adaptation after the 1945 version which starred Joan Crawford. Todd Haynes' adaptation has been nominated for several Emmy Awards (still pending), despite the bland reception from critics that the 1945 film noir version was bette...

Kate Winslet and Madonna at 68th Venice Film Festival

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September 01, 2011, will mark the world premier of Roman Polanski's latest film, CARNAGE (2011) at the 68th Venice Film Festival. Based on the play 'God of Carnage' by French playwright Yasmina Reza, the film is written and directed by Roman Polanski and stars Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and Jodie Foster and John C. Reilly. The four characters will meet after a fight between their sons at school and will spin off from there into a quirky and original black comedy. The film will play in competi...

Kate Winslet and Madonna at 68th Venice Film Festival

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 Tonight, September 01, 2011, will mark the world premier of Roman Polanski's latest film, CARNAGE (2011) at the 68th Venice Film Festival. Based on the play 'God of Carnage' by French playwright Yasmina Reza, the film is written and directed by Roman Polanski and stars Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and Jodie Foster and John C. Reilly. The four characters will meet after a fight between their sons at school and will spin off from there into a quirky and original black comedy. The film will play...

Cineclassics Kiesloswki exhibition

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CINECLASSICS: KIESLOWSKI EXHIBITION             "It gives me the creeps, and I have an impression that somebody is speaking through Kieslowski" , said Robert de Niro in 1989. Krzysztof Kieslowski’s films have had huge impacts all over the world, and right at the time of the Central European regime changes. Signs and Memories, the joint exhibition of CineClassics and the Polish Institute in Budapest, is going to be held in the House of Arts, Miskolc (Rákóczi u. 5.) and...

68th 'Biennale' Venice Film Festival kick off!

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 Last night at the opening of the 68th Venice Film Festival (La Biennale) George Clooney's latest film, THE IDES OF MARCH (2011) premiered. The film is about the ideals of politics clashing with the real world of dirty politics based on the play by writer Beau Willimon. Cast members Evan Rachel Wood, Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Marisa Tomei joined George Clooney on the red carpet for the world premier of their film.written by Vanessa McMahon  From Biennale press... 68t...

CICAE - THE INTERNATIONAL ART CINEMA NETWORK with 3,000 arthouse cinema screens in its network joins UFFO and supports the Code

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The CICAE organisation has joint UFFO and pledged its support for the organisations code of conduct. This comes just weeks after the UFFO organisation announces that the legendary Hollywood actress Maureen O’ Hara took on the role as president. CIACE joining the UFO movement is a coup as it has opened up the UFFO organisation to thousands of potential new members all-over the world. UFFO now has just under 80 film festival members registered and supporting the ethical code of conduct...

San Sebastian retrospective: ''American Way of Death: American Film Noir 1990-2010''

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San Sebastian retrospective: ''American Way of Death: American Film Noir 1990-2010''   The retrospective dedicated to American film noir will open at the 59th edition of the Festival with TEXAS KILLING FIELDS, a film to compete in the Official Selection at Venice Festival. This gripping thriller proves that the genre is fighting trim: set in the Texas bayous, the tale tracks two detectives pitted against mysterious unsolved murders all occurring in a haunti...

Toronto Film Festival Takes Shape

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For most of the planet, the official end of summer does not come until the autumn equinox on September 21. However, for people in the film industry, the Fall season begins in only a few weeks, with the beginning of the autumn film festival cycle. Kicking off (startingly early this year) in Montreal on August 18 with the Montreal World Film Festival and then dashing across the pond to the Venice Film Festival, which begins on August 28, and then back across to the Toronto Film Festival, ...

Fantastic Zagreb, the Founders Zay...

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 This year was the kick off to the new film festival FANTASTIC ZAGREB. I loved the statement of the festival directors so much but it could only be found in the film program so I have decided to share it with you here by transcribing it word for word. :-)Founders of the Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival statement:"WELCOME...From Paris to Tokyo, from Berlin to Toronto, from Venice and Cannes to Abu Dhabi, Stockholm and Porto... We traveled half way around the world, visited numerous film festi...

Chichester International Film Festival to celebrate its 20th anniversary

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This August will mark the 20th Chichester International Film Festival, the biggest and most prestigious of its kind on the South Coast. Running from August 18 to September 4, 2011, the festival promises to bring cinema enthusiasts 18 days plus two separate pre-festival open air screenings crammed with premieres, special events and a shoalful of guests to celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary.Over the last five years past premieres – English or UK firsts – previews, and new releases at ...

John Turturro will be presented with the President’s Award at KVIFF

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During the 46th Karlovy Vary IFF American actor, screenwriter and director John Turturro will receive the Festival President’s Award and, together with his wife, the actress Katherine Borowitz, will present the world premiere of the film Somewhere Tonight. John Turturro hails from an Italian-American working-class family from Brooklyn. He studied drama at the Yale School of Drama and began his acting career off-Broadway. His film work has involved collaboration with some of the world...

Biography of filmmaker Milcho Manchevski, in focus at Aruba 2nd AIFF

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Milcho Manchevski a film director and screenwriter from Macedonia.wrote and directed the feature films "Before the Rain" (1994), "Dust'" (2001), "Shadows" (2007) and "Mothers" (2011).   "Before the Rain" (1994) won an Academy-Award nomination and thirty awards, including Golden Lion for Best Film in Venice, Independent Spirit, FIPRESCI, UNESCO, best film of the year in Argentina, Italy, Sweden, Turkey, and other awards in Austr...

A Showcase Of Classic And Contemporary Italian Cinema

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  Fellini, Rossellini, Visconti, De Sica, Pasolini, Bertolucci, Antonioni......these are some of the greatest masters of the art of filmmaking. All of the above, and several others, are included in the Days Of Italian Cinema event at the Zlin Film Festival, a true feast for cinemaphiles. Italian film has been a lively inspiration for filmmakers for decades and despite the frequent opinion that Italian cinema is dead or dying, there comes a new generation to take the place of the old mas...

Claudia Cardinale: An actor lives many different lives

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Claudia CardinaleIn the past couple of years you haven’t been appearing on the big screen that often, perhaps you don’t have offers for the more interesting roles that you want? Claudia Cardinale: That’s not true; I have been involved in various productions in recent years, mainly by younger directors. Last year I worked in Tunisia, which was the backdrop for Mehdi Ben Attia’s film Le fil, Istanbul (Signora Enrica) and then in New York for Joy de V. by a student of Werner Herzog. ...

Claudia Cardinale arrives for the first time in Bulgaria as a guest of Sofia International Film Festival

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“I don’t like the system of celebrities. I am a normal human being. I like living in Europe. I visit Hollywood often, but I never wanted to sign a contract and work there for a long period of time,” states the world famous Italian actress. The legendary actress arrives in Sofia as a special guest of the 15th jubilee edition of the Sofia International Film Festival. A gala screening of Luchino Visconti’s film The Leopard will take place on the 11th of March in Hall 1 of ...

Yves Marmion: I feel the good vibes around Sofia International Film Festival

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Yves MarmionYves Marmion is one of the leading European producers with titles such as Arizona Dream, The Apartment, I Loved You for So Long, among others in his biography. He is also the Chairman of the European Film Academy (EFA) and as such he came to Sofia during the 15th edition of Sofia International Film Festival along with his colleagues from the EFA’s managing board for one of their working meetings.   - Could you tell me how did your session go today? Are you able to di...

women are heroes, a film by JR, award winning lensman and director

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   The Alliance Française de Bombay has organised the premiere in Mumbai of the documemtary film, Women Are Heroes directed by the award winning French artist and photographer JR at Olive Bandra on Monday,June 30,2011. The film  was screened at Cannes  last year. "In peacetime women are discriminated, in wartime they are targets," says JR, who has just received the 2011 TED Prize.   It is these women and their courage that he honours through outsized street-art w...

Arirang Wins Prize of Un Certain Regard Ex-aequo

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 The section's jury president, Serbian director Emir Kusturica, announced the winners for best picture, Kim's "Arirang" and "Stopped On Track" by Germany's Andreas Dresen, at a glittering ceremony."Arirang", which drew a lengthy standing ovation when it screened during the 12-day event, is an emotionally raw film exercise aimed at curing a crippling bout of "director's block".The picture shows Kim, who won prizes at Venice and Berlin for "3-Iron"...

Star-studded Nordic Party in Cannes

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      On Monday evening Göteborg International Film Festival along with Haugesund International Film Festival arranged the annual Nordic Party on the beach at Cannes Film Festival. This year's sponsor was the Norwegian fashion label Moods of Norway. There were guests from the Nordic and international film industry; Rennie Harlin, Urich Thomsen, Ro...

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