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Posted 04 August 2009 - 11:13 PM

Venice Film Festival line-up revealed
Interested in the Rivette and Denis. I'm excited about The Road, but it's going to be getting a US release this year so it's not that big of a deal to me.

What will be the "surprise film"? The Tree of Life? Perhaps?
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Posted 04 August 2009 - 11:51 PM

Venice Film Festival line-up revealed
Interested in the Rivette and Denis. I'm excited about The Road, but it's going to be getting a US release this year so it's not that big of a deal to me.

What will be the "surprise film"? The Tree of Life? Perhaps?

I'd say the new Godard...

I'm tempted by the Venice fest much more for the horizon section than the official competition...

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 12:52 AM

Why?
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Posted 05 August 2009 - 12:50 PM

Generally those film are made with no pretencion and they represent their society and culture. I call that kind of movies "the little treasures" because most of them are very good and very hard to see outside of their country of origin so it makes them rares and watching some of them are occasions that happen once or two times in your life. They make me dream about travelling around the world, makes me discover some places I didn't know the existence and other sides of some places I already know...

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 10:45 PM

Venice Film Festival line-up revealed
Interested in the Rivette and Denis. I'm excited about The Road, but it's going to be getting a US release this year so it's not that big of a deal to me.

What will be the "surprise film"? The Tree of Life? Perhaps?


It's Survival Of The Dead by George Romero. And I was hoping it was gonna be the new Godard...
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Posted 09 August 2009 - 10:49 PM

Well, that's stupid. What a horrible surprise, especially after Diary. Hopefully, this one will prove my expectations wrong, but I doubt it.
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Posted 11 August 2009 - 02:46 PM

New York Film Festival Line-Up
Basically Cannes + Dumont.
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Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:42 AM

Not so much of a festival but:

Polytechnique Sweeps the 30th Genie Awards
Tuesday, 13 April 2010 14:38 Brendan P Frye
April 12th was a star-studded night for Canadian Cinema. The 30th Annual Genie Awards took place in Toronto, Ontario celebrating the best and brightest that Canadian film has to offer. The event showed that the Canadian film industry is alive and well. Even though it is not as big as Hollywood, it still has a lot to offer in terms of celebrities and cache.

The biggest winner of the night was Polytechnique, sweeping the awards taking home a whopping nine Genies including Best Motion Picture, pim_4982 Achievement in Direction and Original Screenplay. Polytechnique is a dramatization of the Montreal massacre that took place in 1989 where many female students were killed by an unstable misogamist. The sentiment was unanimous amongst the award-winning cast and crew of this film. They viewed the film as for the people who know of or were affected by the tragedy the film is based on. As the director stated the film “was not for the awards” yet they were all very happy at seeing the academy honour them and the film. Karine Vanasse, lead actress of Polytechnique was very sure that “in 20 years we will still be talking about the film” and for anyone who has seen it will know this is not far from the mark. It was a film well-worth the awards and any more awards it may win in the future.

Other notable winners include Joshua Jackson for Achievement By An Actor In A Leading Role for his performance in One Week. This was a Canadian film about a man who travels across Canada after discovering his cancer leaves him with only a short while left to live. Jackson is best known for his role as Pacey in Dawson’s Creek and is also found in a current show called Fringe. Jackson was overjoyed by his victory looking far more suprised by the gpm_7462 win than the press covering the event. In his acceptance speech, he expressed his love of Canadian cinema along with the joys of winning such an honuor in his home country. He also discussed the truly Canadian voice in the film and how “it could not be made in any other country”. He also mentioned his acting career and admitted he his role in Dawson’s Creek played an important role in his career as an actor.

The other big winners of the night were the film Fifty Dead Men Walking, walking away with two genie awards including Achievement in Art Direction along with Best Adapted Screenplay. The film deals with subject matter outside of its borders and was an exciting peace of cinema. It depicts a tumultuous time in Ireland and the IRA. The script writer, Kari Skogland, accepted the awards and expressed her joy the film was and his excitement it was recognized by the academy. She went on to say that the film was a “microcosm of any conflict”. The film was a thoughtful look at violence, not for the sake of the excitement but to see the struggles everyone during the period had to face.

The biggest controversy of the night was the absent winner of the Claude Jutra Award, Xavier Dolan, director of the film J’ai Tue Ma Mere (I Killed My Mother). Kevin Tierney, who accepted the award on Dolan’s behalf, expressed Xavier’s concerns with the genies this year. The overall issue was that J’ai Tue Ma Mere wasn’t offered any other nominations other than for the Claude Jutra Award, which is presented to a new director with the best film of the year. Kevin expressed Xavier’s outrage about this and announced that it was the reason he was not there to accept the award himself. Outrage, though, was not apparent for the rest of the evening, but was luring from the speech Kevin give in the pressroom.

Other winners include, Runaway/ Train for Best Animated short, Best Live Action Short Drama—Danse Macabre, Best Feature Length Documentary—A Hard Name. For the full list of winners please see the list below. Everyone who was nominated, along with everyone in the film industry, should be proud. The Genie Award show displays Canada’s strengths in film, and also how, with every passing year, the films live up to the years before and the film industry as a whole.

30th Annual Genie Award Winners

BEST MOTION PICTURE / MEILLEUR FILM

POLYTECHNIQUE - Maxime Rémillard, Don Carmody

ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN / MEILLEURE DIRECTION

ARTISTIQUE

EVE STEWART - Fifty Dead Men Walking

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN / MEILLEURS COSTUMES

ATUAT AKITTIRQ - Before Tomorrow

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY / MEILLEURES IMAGES

PIERRE GILL - Polytechnique

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION / MEILLEURE RÉALISATION

DENIS VILLENEUVE - Polytechnique

ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING / MEILLEUR MONTAGE

RICHARD COMEAU - Polytechnique

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP / MEILLEURS MAQUILLAGES

DJINA CARON, ANDRÉ DUVAL - Grande ourse: La clé des possibles / The Master Key

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE / MEILLEURE MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

NORMAND CORBEIL - Grande ourse: La clé des possibles / The Master Key

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC - ORIGINAL SONG / MEILLEURE CHANSON ORIGINALE

JOHN WELSMAN, CHERIE CAMP - NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY – “Oh Love”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE / INTERPRÉTATION

MASCULINE DANS UN PREMIER RÔLE

JOSHUA JACKSON - One Week

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE / INTERPRÉTATION

MASCULINE DANS UN RÔLE DE SOUTIEN

MAXIM GAUDETTE - Polytechnique

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE / INTERPRÉTATION

FÉMININE DANS UN PREMIER RÔLE

KARINE VANASSE - Polytechnique


PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE / INTERPRÉTATION FÉMININE DANS

UN RÔLE DE SOUTIEN

MARTHA BURNS - Love & Savagery

ACHIEVEMENT IN OVERALL SOUND / MEILLEUR SON D'ENSEMBLE

STÉPHANE BERGERON, PIERRE BLAIN, JO CARON, BENOÎT LEDUC - Polytechnique

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING / MEILLEUR MONTAGE SONORE

CLAUDE BEAUGRAND, GUY FRANCOEUR, CAROLE GAGNON, CHRISTIAN RIVEST - Polytechnique

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY / MEILLEUR SCÉNARIO

JACQUES DAVIDTS - Polytechnique

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY / MEILLEURE ADAPTATION

KARI SKOGLAND - Fifty Dead Men Walking

BEST FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY / MEILLEUR LONG MÉTRAGE DOCUMENTAIRE

A HARD NAME - Alan Zweig, Kristina McLaughlin, Michael McMahon

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY / MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE DOCUMENTAIRE

THE DELIAN MODE - Kara Blake, Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT DRAMA / MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE DRAMATIQUE

DANSE MACABRE - Pedro Pires, Catherine Chagnon

BEST ANIMATED SHORT / MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE D'ANIMATION

RUNAWAY / TRAIN EN FOLIE - Cordell Barker, Derek Mazur, Michael Scott

SPECIAL AWARDS

ACADEMY SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Mel Hoppenheim

CLAUDE JUTRA AWARD

XAVIER DOLAN – J’ai tué ma mère / I Killed My Mother

GOLDEN REEL AWARD

De père en flic / Father and Guns – Denise Robert, Daniel Louis, (Distributor: Alliance Vivafilm)

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 07:26 AM

Cannes schedule announced today. Was dissapointed that neither Tree of life or The Rum Diaries is on the short list of films screening at Cannes.

Not too much sticks out IMO. A kind of a soft year for the festival. I suppose it will be interesting to keep tabs on what IFC buys for North American release. (Hopefully the new Mike Leigh film :) )

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 07:36 AM

i'm glad to see Inarritu made a non american film! might be nice! Can't wait to hear feedbacks about the new Kiarostami...

I'm hoping for a new Dardenne, Desplechin, kore-eda and Kusturica for 2011...

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 05:10 PM

I guess there's still four open slots for the competition line-up because they announced it a week earlier than usual, so it's still possible that The Tree of Life and The Rum Diary might still make it in.

I find it surprising that the new Godard film, Socialisme, is in Un Certain Regard instead of the Official Competition since you'd think the clout of his name would be able to edge it in there.

The only films in competition I'm interested in so far are the new Kiarostami and Weerasethakul and I'm not expecting either to be all that great.
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:37 PM

Xavier Dolan is pretty surprising! Second year in a row in Cannes and he is only 21 Year Old...

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 11:06 PM

There were a lot of titles that I thought would be announced but weren't :

Carlos the Jackal (Oliver Assayas)
The Turin Horse (Bela Tarr)
The Grand Master (Won Kar Wai)
Rum Diaries (Bruce Robinson)
The Fighter (David O Russell)
Nailed (David O Russell)
Rabbit Hole (John Cameron Mitchell)
The Way Back (Peter Weir)
13 Assassins (Takashi Miike)

I suppose there are still the unannounced competition slots as well as directors fortnight still to be announced. Apparently David O Russell's Nailed will have an industry screening at Cannes Marketplace, trying to sell distribution rights and raise the cash to finish up production on the film. (The original production company went bankrupt two weeks before shooting was suppose to wrap)

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 03:12 AM

Carlos the Jackal wasn't accepted because I guess it's supposed to be for TV, but from what I hear, there's gonna be two versions of it: one for TV and another for theaters. So it not being accepted doesn't make much sense.

A rumor swirling around is that Godard asked for Socialisme to play in Un Certain Regard because the theater is better.
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 08:56 AM

Have they announced the other four or five in-competition titles yet?

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 05:45 PM

I haven't heard any announcements for competition slots. Carlos was announced as playing out of competition.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 05:53 PM

...The Grand Master (Won Kar Wai)
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I'm pretty sure this has finished filming yet (IMDB states it as filming, but it might be in the editing stages). Interesting time to release it though since the other Ip Man project (two films directed by Wilson Yip) have been quite successful and the fact that Wong's been talking about this for many years (at least 2004). And Tony Leung broke his arm which also moved the start date to early 2010 I believe.
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 08:46 PM

there was an article in Le Monde about the new Malick film... They said the film won't be ready before June and that's why it won't be in Cannes...

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:28 PM

Black swan and Machete to open Venice, The Tempest(Julie Taymor) for closing and the latest film from the director of Infernal affair (OOC)... Complete selection announced tomorrow.

It will probably be a pretty American festival with The tree of life which will probably be announced unless its crappy :P

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Arnaud Desplechin, Gabriele Salvatores, Guillermo Arriaga, Danny Elfman and I think the prez is Tarantino

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 03:17 PM

Venice film will presents new films by:
Catherine Breillat
Vincent Gallo
SION SONO
MARCO BELLOCCHIO

Here’s the full list:

BLACK SWAN - Darren Aronofsky
LA PECORA NERA - Ascanio Celestini
SOMEWHERE - Sofia Coppola
HAPPY FEW - Antony Cordier
LA SOLITUDINE DEI NUMERI PRIMI – Saverio Costanzo
OVSYANKI – Aleksei Fedorchenko
PROMISES WRITTEN IN WATER - Vincent Gallo
ROAD TO NOWHERE - Monte Hellman
BALADA TRISTE de TROMPETA – Alex De La Iglesia
VENUS NOIRE - Abdellatif Kechiche
POST MORTEM - Pablo Larrain
BARNEY’S VERSION- Richard J. Lewis
NOI CREDEVAMO – Mario Martone
LA PASSIONE - Carlo Mazzacurati
JUSAN-NIN NO SHIKAKU- Takashi Miike
POTICHE – Francois Ozon
MEEK’S CUTOFF - Kelly Reichardt
MIRAL – Julian Schnabel
NORUWEI NO MORI – Ahn Hung Tran
ATTENBERG – Athina Rachel Tsangari
DI RENJIE ZHI TONGTIAN DIGUO – Tsui Hark
DREI- Tom Tykwer

No Tree of life... Toronto then? Maybe some Hollywood producer are cutting scenes because the movie was too good to make money...




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