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Naomi Foner's Tribeca Film Very Good Girls stars Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning with Boyd Holbrook, Ellen Barkin, Richard Dreyfuss, Clark Gregg, Demi Moore and Peter Sarsgaard. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard, Mamie Gummer and Cary Joji Fukunaga hosted the evening with producer Norton Herrick, designer Nanette Lepore and her daughter Violet, Tali Lennox (daughter of Annie Lennox and film producer Uri Fruchtmann), Stephanie Lacava, Kick Kennedy and Hailey Gates among those attending.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
The Locarno Film Festival will host two free screenings on the Piazza Grande ahead of its 67th edition (Aug 6-16).
The film was shot by cameraman Garrett Brown, who won an Oscar in 1978 for the invention of the Steadicam, and who will attend Locarno to receive the Vision Award - Nescens.
The French actor will be presented with Locarno’s Pardo alla carriera on the Piazza Grande the following day.
The Locarno »
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In the early 20th century, when the public’s love affair with cinema began, we were first introduced to this beguiling new art form through its stars, and this is exactly how the powers that be wanted it. When the Hollywood studios ran the film industry like a tightly controlled, upper-class bordello, the emphasis was placed on the faces you could see, the actors, and a films director existed in some theoretical dark corner of the silver screen, practicing some ethereal cinematic wizardry that the plebeian film fan could never even hope to understand. As the Hepburns’, Davis’, Borgarts’, and Gables’ of the world began to age though, and their box office power diminished, the studios were briefly forced to let the inmates run the prison, handing over the keys to the pesky directors. Suddenly, the auteur was born.
While technically speaking, Auteur Theory, the belief that a »
- Christopher Lominac
The French actor who starred in Jean Luc Godard’s Masculin Feminin is being honoured with the festival’s Pardo Alla Carriera.
French actor Jean-Pierre Leaud is to receive a Pardo Alla Carriera at this year’s Locarno Film Festival.
The iconic New Wave actor starred in Francois Truffaut’s Les Quatre Cents Coups and L’Amour En Fuite, amongst others. Perhaps his most famous role was in Jean Luc Godard’s Masulin Feminin for which he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor in Berlin in 1966.
The Locarno Film Festival, which unveiled its full line up yesterday (July 16) will run from August 6-16. »
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Italy’s Giffoni Film Festival for children, the unique cinematic holiday camp where kids, teens and young adults from all over the world watch, talk and judge movies, is set to embark on a totally new course after 44 years of almost constant re-invention that has forged a widely exported fest format.
Funds have been greenlit by the European Union for construction on its long-gestating Giffoni Multimedia Valley project, which involves an expansion of the event’s infrastructure and its transformation, by 2016, into a kind of Sundance Institute for children, plus possibly prompting a proper production studio to sprout in the southern Italian town, a development hailed as Giffoni’s upcoming “rebirth” by founder and artistic director Claudio Gubitosi.
Meanwhile, the July 18-27 edition of the Giffoni Experience isn’t showing any signs of losing steam. A slew of Hollywood talent, including Matt Bomer, above, who will be honored with the Giffoni Award, »
- Nick Vivarelli
Above: Pedro Costa's Horse Money
The Locarno Film Festival has announced their lineup for the 67th edition, taking place this August between the 6th and 16th. It speaks for itself, but, um, wow...
"Every film festival, be it small or large, claims to offer, if not an account of the state of things, then an updated map of the art form and the world it seeks to represent. This cartography should show both the major routes and the byways, along with essential places to visit and those that are more unusual. The Festival del film Locarno is no exception to the rule, and I think that looking through the program you will be able to distinguish the route map for this edition." — Carlo Chatrian, Artistic Director
Above: Matías Piñeiro's The Princess of France
Concorso Internazionale (Official Competition)
Alive (Jungbum Park, South Korea)
Horse Money (Pedro Costa, »
Launched in 2012, Venice Classics will be presenting 21 new restorations at during the 71st edition of the festival running from August 27 through September 6. Among the highlights: Robert Bresson's Mouchette (1967), Krzysztof Kieslowski's No End (1984), Roman Polanski's Macbeth (1971), François Truffaut's Stolen Kisses (1968), Anthony Mann's The Man from Laramie (1955), Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Guys and Dolls (1955), Marco Bellocchio's China Is Near (1967), Maurice Pialat's Love Exists (1961) and Jack Clayton's The Innocents (1961). » - David Hudson »
The Venice Film Festival has unveiled the 21 restored films – 18 features and 3 shorts - that will screen in its Classics section of restored films.
The section, introduced in 2012, features a selection of classic film restorations completed over the past year by film libraries, cultural institutions or production companies around the world.
Director Giuliano Montaldo will chair the jury of film students which will award the Venice Classics Award for Best Restored Film and for Best Documentary on Cinema.
The 2014 Venice Classics line up:
Bez końca (No End), dir Krzysztof Kieślowski (Poland, 1984, 108’, Colour) restored by: Studio Filmowe Tor with the support of the National Audiovisual Institute (the Multiannual Government Programme Culture +) and the Polish Film Institute
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London — The Venice Film Festival has unveiled its Venice Classics line-up, which includes Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s “Guys and Dolls” (1955) and Francois Truffaut’s “Baisers voles” (Stolen Kisses, 1968).
The section is devoted to classic films that have been restored over the past year by film archives, cultural institutions or production companies, and documentaries about cinema and its auteurs. The pics compete for awards for best restored film, and best documentary on cinema.
The festival, which runs Aug. 27-Sept. 6, will present 21 restored films in the Venice Classics section, including 18 feature-length films and three short films.
The line-up includes a screening of Marco Bellocchio’s “La Cina e vicina” (China Is Near), winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 1967 Venice Film Festival. Restored by Sony Pictures Entertainment in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna, the film is drawn from the collection of Historic Archives of the Contemporary Arts (Asac).
Other films »
- Leo Barraclough
Your Top Three is a series here at Movies.com where we choose a topic and you give us your top three picks. Richard Linklater's Boyhood is not just one of the best coming-of-age movies in years, but it just might be the most genuinely qualified to exempify the genre. Not only does it depict the story of a boy coming of age, but because it was shot over the course of 12 years, it also documents the real-life coming of age of the actor playing that boy. Actual documentaries have done this in the past, but Boyhood one-ups those films by having the parallelling primary fiction narrative. There is, however, a series of classic French fiction films that's comparable to what Linklater did with his new movie. Francois Truffaut made five movies over 20 years centered on the...
- Christopher Campbell
Justin Chang: Andrew, if you’ll allow me a brief (sort of) digression before we get down to business: A few nights ago, as part of our foolhardy mission to rank the films of Richard Linklater, I watched “Waking Life” for the first time since I’d seen it at a college screening in 2001. Back then, we were both sophomores at USC (though we didn’t know each other at the time), and presumably of the ideal age and mindset to groove on the film’s kaleidoscopic visuals and similarly trippy discourse. I recall having been more bored than seduced at the time, though I’m happy to say that my very different reaction following this second viewing — which began around midnight, all the better to cultivate the optimal bleary-eyed dream state — was enough to move “Waking Life” a few notches up my own list.
At a certain point late into the movie, »
- Justin Chang and Andrew Barker
★★☆☆☆Jean-Baptiste Poquelin - or Molière to use his nom de plume - created comedy out of farce and underlaid a fierce anger that railed against the church and moral hypocrisy. In Philippe Le Guay's Cycling with Molière (2013), we have what François Truffaut called the cinéma de papa; a bland concoction that peters out from a premise that promises so much but ultimately leaves its audience disappointed. It appears at first glance that all the elements conjoining within Cycling with Molière would edge us towards an experience that alternates between the highs and lows of culture while focusing on the foibles of the original odd couple: Alceste and Philinte, from Molière's The Misanthrope.
- CineVue UK
Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" is a masterpiece. Full stop. It's an effortless piece of humanist filmmaking we don't often see, particularly on these shores where the Hollywood machine has forever altered the concept of what a movie should be, where independent cinema is pushed to the fringes while soaring budget gambles dominate the status quo and the middle ground of American cinema is consistently eroded. "Boyhood" is, at last, I think, the film Linklater has been striving toward his whole career. It is his Truffaut film. When the director was making the press rounds last year for "Before Midnight," I sat down with him and star/co-writer Julie Delpy to discuss their journey with that story and those characters over the course of three films and 13 years. The expectation for more adventures in the life of Celine and Jesse had already set in, and Linklater joked that he would like »
- Kristopher Tapley
Richard Linklater's new film "Boyhood," at almost three hours, overflows with beauty, truth, ingenuity, humanity and tenderness, and it firmly places the director in the pantheon of cinema's great auteurs. The entire early life of Mason (newcomer Ellar Coltrane), through childhood and into his first day of college, is compressed into an intimate epic as fresh and thrillingly alive as Francois Truffaut's films of Antoine Doinel, who was wrought in five movies beginning with "The 400 Blows." "Boyhood" is but one movie, and it's just as subversive. Shot a few days a year across 12 years with the same cast, "Boyhood" also bursts with Linklater's love of his native Texas -- the film's setting -- as well as two career-topping performances from Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's estranged but decent and good parents. Linklater manages to not only make his cinematic trickery transparent, favoring character over conceit, he effortlessly eludes. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Movies in which actors and actresses play actors and actresses are a favorite for both Hollywood and non-Hollywood filmmakers. Francois Truffaut, Alfred Hitchcock, and Billy Wilder all made at least one film that had their leads taking on parts that reflected a meta-awareness of the acting business. Director Oliver Assayas (Paris, je t’aime) joins that pantheon of greats with his new film Clouds of Sils Maria, and today we have the latest international trailer.
In Clouds of Sils Maria, Juliette Binoche takes on the part of Maria Enders, an aging actress tapped to appear in a new version of a play that made her famous – only this time she’ll be playing the part of the elder woman who becomes obsessed with a younger one. Fact and fiction begin to meld together when a Hollywood starlet (Chloe Grace Moretz) takes on the part of the younger woman that, twenty years ago, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Rome – Alan Rickman, Richard Gere, and a trio of hot younger Hollywood stars will be feted by Italy’s Giffoni Film Festival for children, the unique event where children from all over the world are jurors, now set to expand its horizons with planned construction of its long-gestating Giffoni Multimedia Valley.
Rickman, known to kids around the world for his role as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter franchise, will be honoured with the Francois Truffaut lifetime achievement award at the cinematic holiday camp of sorts in the Southern Italian town where A-list stars engage with kids. Jessica Chastain (pictured) was among last year’s Giffoni guests.
They will hold onstage master classes with »
- Nick Vivarelli
The final frame of François Truffaut‘s The 400 Blows is the center art for the 71st Venice International Film Festival poster which was released recently. The boy portrayed in the close-up is Antoine Doinel, the main character and the director’s alter ego in his other titles (played by Jean-Pierre Léaud). Image is the final frame of the film, after Antoine escapes from reform school and stares into the camera. For the third year in a row, Italian animator Simone Massi designed the Venice Film Festival poster. Massi, a 2012 David di Donatello winner for best short film, also designed the opening sequence which […] »
Rome — The Venice Film Festival will pay tribute to Francois Truffaut's The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) with its poster for the 71st edition. Photos 25 Summer Movies for Grown-Ups The poster for the august festival is hotly anticipated every year. This year's version, drawn for the third consecutive year by artist and film director Simone Massi, is inspired by the classic closing sequence of Truffaut's acclaimed 1959 crime drama. The boy in the poster was played in the film by Jean-Pierre Leaud, who was 14 at the time the film was shot. Photos From 'Easy Rider'
- Eric J. Lyman
French film star to be president of the Dinard British Film Festival’s 25th edition.
The Dinard British Film Festival (Oct 8-12) has named French film star Catherine Deneuve as its President of the competition jury for its 25th edition.
Deneuve, best known for her roles in Belle du Jour and Repulsion and more recently François Ozon’s Potiche, has more than 100 film credits to her name. Her breakthrough role was in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg in 1964 and she went on to work with directors including Francois Truffaut, Luis Buñuel and Roman Polanski.
Deneuve was nominated for an Oscar in 1993 for her performance in Indochine. She won César Awards for Indochine and The Last Metro (1980). She has also appeared in several English-language films such as 1983 cult classic The Hunger. In 2008, she appeared in her 100th film, Un conte de Noël.
The 70-year-old actress won the lifetime achievement award from the European Film Academy last December. Her last film »
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Paris– French star Catherine Deneuve will serve as president of the 25th Dinard British Film Festival’s competition jury.
Best known for her roles in “Belle du Jour” and “Repulsion,” Deneuve has more than 100 film credits to her name. She broke through with “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” in 1964 and went on to work with some of cinema’s greatest directors including Francois Truffaut and Luis Buñuel.
Deneuve follows in the footsteps of Eric Cantona – who was joined by jury members including Actress Alice Eve, Actor Toby Jones, Academy Award winning producer David Parfitt, Actor Michael Smiley, Screenwriter Natalie Carter, Director Fred Cavayé, Actor Hippolyte Girardot, and Director/screenwriter Amanda Sthers.
The Dinard British Film Festival runs from 8-12 October in Dinard, in the French region of Brittany.
- Elsa Keslassy
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