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Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter at the Academy Awards Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter on the Oscars' Red Carpet Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter sported matching hairdos upon their arrival at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Tim Burton's global blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, in which Helena Bonham Carter is one of the featured players (as the Red Queen), won Oscars for Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction. Bonham Carter was a Best Supporting Actress nominee for Tom Hooper's The King's Speech (as another queen, Elizabeth). Helena Bonham Carter: Career boosted by Oscar nomination Helena Bonham Carter's film career began in earnest in James Ivory's 1986 Best Picture Oscar nominee A Room with a View, in which she romanced Julian Sands. She kept on working without creating too much of a stir – e.g., Lady Jane, »
- D. Zhea
The Festival de Cannes has announced the lineup for the official selection, including the Competition and Un Certain Regard sections, as well as special screenings, for the 68th edition of the festival:
COMPETITIONOpening Night: La Tête Haute (Emmanuelle Bercot) (Out of Competition)Dheepan (Temporary title) (Jacques Audiard)La loi du marché (Stéphane Brizé)Marguerite et Julien (Valérie Donzelli)The Tale of Tales (Matteo Garrone)Carol (Todd Haynes)The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien)Mountains May Depart (Jia Zhangke)Our Little Sister (Hirokazu Kore-eda)Macbeth (Justin Kurzel)The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos)Mon Roi (Maïwenn)Mia Madre (Nanni Moretti)Saul Fia (László Nemes)Youth (Paolo Sorrentino)Louder than bombs (Joachim Trier)The Sea of Trees (Gus Van Sant)Sicario (Denis Villeneuve)Cronic (Michel Franco)The Valley of Love (Guillaume Nicloux)
We all know what Isis does, but how does it find the money to do it? This enlightening documentary provides several surprising answers
You might think a documentary primarily about funding, which includes an interview with a former treasurer, could be a little dry. Not This World: World’s Richest Terror Army (BBC2) though. Because we’re dealing with Isis, and because of the extraordinary way it goes about its business. It’s both fascinating and terrifying.
Veteran conflict junkie Peter Taylor – helmeted and flak-jacketed – is in Iraq, first in the north where Kurdish Peshmerga forces are fighting the militants, for a danger fix and a taste of the frontline. Then back to Baghdad, to meet Abu Hajjar, who was sort of Isis’s central bank boss before his capture by Iraqi security services. They – the Iraqi equivalent of the FBI – use yellow jumpsuits for their prisoners. Why have they »
- Sam Wollaston
Director Christopher Nolan has come aboard Martin Scorsese's film preservation nonprofit Film Foundation, which has resurrected classics since 1990 including Powell and Pressburger's "Tales of Hoffmann" earlier this year. He joins a top-drawer coterie of members that already includes Woody Allen, Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Curtis Hanson, Peter Jackson, Ang Lee, George Lucas, Alexander Payne, Robert Redford and Steven Spielberg. Nolan, like Scorsese, has long been outspoken and passionate about celluloid, and prefers to shoot his movies on film. At a recent Getty Museum summit, as reported by Variety, Christopher Nolan made a rallying cry to save the medium: "There’s a reason filmmakers get very excited about shooting film and seeing film prints, and we have to communicate that to audiences around the world." Read More: How Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker Restored the Luster of Michael Powell and »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Scorsese, the founder and chair of the organization, noted that Nolan has been a longtime advocate of sustaining celluloid film in the digital era.
“Chris’s passion, knowledge and dedication to film is unparalleled,” he said. “He spearheaded the growing movement to ensure that film stock continues to be available for production and preservation. I know that his commitment to film and its preservation will be enormously helpful to the work of the foundation.”
Nolan’s “Interstellar” opened first at 240 film-using theaters in the U.S. last November, two days prior to its wide release in theaters using digital projection. Nolan shot the movie with a combination of 35mm anamorphic film and 65mm Imax.
“I’m honored to become a part of the pioneering and essential work of Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation, »
- Dave McNary
Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation has added director Christopher Nolan to its board of directors. The Foundation is dedicated to film preservation, and Nolan joins a roster that looks like the Justice League of America, if its members were superhero filmmakers. Woody Allen, Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Curtis Hanson, Peter Jackson, Ang Lee, George Lucas, Alexander Payne, Robert Redford and Steven Spielberg are also on the… »
Over the course of film history, we've seen plenty of long-time actors step behind the camera to take up their directorial ambitions. Clint Eastwood did it. Mel Gibson did it. George Clooney did it. What do these three have in commonc Well, for starters, they are all men, so there's that. Further, they are all white, but more on that later. More to the point of the article, these men all eased into their directorial careers by starring in their respective debuts, using their presence on screen to help market their talents off it. And with his feature directorial effort The Water Diviner, which hits limited theaters this week, Russell Crowe is just the most recent addition to a growing list of actors who have decided to try their hand behind the camera. Like Eastwood, Gibson, and Clooney before him, the Best Actor winner stars in his first feature as director, »
- Jordan Benesh
Amy uses unseen archival footage and previously unheard tracks to chronicle the short life of the six-time Grammy winner and her death from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.
“Asif Kapadia is one the most talented filmmakers we have worked with and Amy is a jewel of a film – a tribute to one of the greatest singer-songwriters of our generation,” said Mongrel president Hussain Amarshi.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Arnaud Desplechin’s latest film, “My Golden Days,” will screen at the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes next month, organizers of the annual event independent of the Cannes Film Festival announced on Friday. The coming-of-age drama starring Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-Lecollinet and Mathieu Amalric is the second film in the Director’s Fortnight lineup to be revealed, following Thursday’s announcement that Philippe Garrel’s “In the Shadow of Women” will kick off the non-competitive program that caters to non-professional audiences at Cannes. Société des Réalisateurs de Films will announce the rest of the lineup on April 21. Also Read: Cannes »
- Greg Gilman
Every year, as we head into spring, the Cannes Film Festival unveils it's lineup as cinephiles around the world wait anxiously to find out what films will be premiering at the prestigious festival. The 2015 line-up has been unveiled, with a rather interesting selection of films ranging from Mad Max: Fury Road to Pixar's Inside Out to Natalie Portman's first film A Tale of Love and Darkness to Justin Kurzel's Macbeth with Michael Fassbender, to filmmakers like Jacques Audiard (Rust & Bone, A Prophet), Garrone, Kore-Eda, Moretti, Sorrentino, Villeneuve, Gus Van Sant and Woody Allen. This is the day many diehard cinephiles have been waiting for, to find out what's showing up this year, so take a look at the selection in full below. Here's the complete selection of 2015 films directly from Cannes, including the director for easy reference. Competition (17 Films): Dheepan (working title) - dir. Jacques Audiard A Simple Man - dir. »
- Alex Billington
The Official Selection of the 68th Festival de Cannes was announced this Thursday, 16 April during the press conference held by Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux in Paris. Opening film : Emmanuelle Bercot La TÊTE Haute (Standing Tall) Out of Comp. 2h00 *** Jacques Audiard Dheepan (Temporary Title) 1h49 Stéphane BRIZÉ La Loi Du MARCHÉ (A Simple Man) 1h32 Valérie Donzelli Marguerite Et Julien (Marguerite And Julien) 1h50 Matteo Garrone Il Racconto Dei Racconti (The Tale Of Tales) 2h05 Todd Haynes Carol 1h58 Hou Hsiao Hsien Nie Yinniang (The Assassin) 2h00 Jia Zhang-Ke Shan He Gu Ren (Moutains May Depart) 2h00 Kore-eda Hirokazu Umimachi Diary (Our Little Sister) 2h03 Justin Kurzel MacBeth 1h53 Yorgos Lanthimos The Lobster 1h58 MAÏWENN Mon Roi 2h10 Nanni Moretti Mia Madre 1h42 László Nemes Saul Fia (Son Of Saul) 1 er film 1h47 Paolo Sorrentino Youth 1h58 Joachim Trier Louder Than Bombs 1h45 Gus Van Sant The Sea Of Trees »
The films competing in the 68th Cannes Film Festival were announced this morning at a press conference in Paris. The festival’s new president Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux kept the suspense going as they unveiled this year’s eclectic and rather art house-y selection. In total, 16 films have been selected in the official competition thus far. Another four films are set to be added in the next couple of weeks. The official competition will be presided by the Coen Brothers. Their short film about cinema, which had screened for the 65th anniversary of the festival in 2007, was once again shown at the press conference. Starring Josh Brolin, it is both funny and poignant. American competitors include Todd Haynes with Carol, starring Cate Blanchett, and Gus Van Sant is marking his return to the Croisette with The Sea of Trees, starring Matthew McConaughey and Naomi Watts. Australian co-production Macbeth, directed by Justin Kurzel, »
- Talia Soghomonian
The 68th Cannes Film Festival is now little under a month away, and Variety has the skinny on the event’s impressive line-up, which includes Carol and French comedy-drama La Tete Haute – itself set to open the festival on May 13 – not to mention the likes of Pixar’s emotional animation Inside Out and Mad Max: Fury Road screening out of competition.
For a full rundown of those candidates in question, you can consult the list down below. Due to take place from May 13 to May 25, it’s expected that more films will be added to the cinematic selection in the coming days, but already the billing is chock full of eye-catching releases. Interestingly, the aforementioned La Tete Haute will be the first festival opener since 1987 to be directed by a female filmmaker, in this case, Emmanuelle Bercot.
The 68th Cannes Film Festival will begin on May 13 and run right through »
- Michael Briers
You might call the cast of the upcoming "Devil Town" the indie equivalent of a Woody Allen movie. With an ensemble featuring some of the biggest names in the independent film world including Sophia Takal, Lindsay Burdge, Alex Karpovsky, Lawrence Michael Levine, Brooke Bloom, Alex Ross Perry and Noah Gershman, that should be intriguing enough. But today we have the exclusive teaser trailer for the movie that's to premiere tonight at the Sarasota Film Festival, and it's certainly attention grabbing. Directed by Harvey Mitkas, who used his knowledge of cults to develop the movie, the story kicks off when a young woman’s sister goes missing. She then sets out on a quest through Brooklyn to find her on her own, enlisting the help of a motley crew of New York weirdos. And as you'll see in this teaser, it's going to be quite the journey. Watch the teaser below »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The 2015 Cannes Film Festival lineup was announced this morning and it's quite impressive as it includes several titles I'd be rushing to line up for, which makes my not going for the second year in a row all the more frustrating. Titles I'd be most excited to see including the new Jacques Audiard movie Dheepan, the new film from Yorgos Lanthimos The Lobster and Denis Villeneuve's Sicario. Matteo Garrone's The Tale of Tales is obviously an exciting title as are Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, Carol from Todd Haynes and Youth from Paolo Sorrentino. Gus Van Sant will arrive on the Croisette with The Sea of Trees starring Matthew McConaughey, Pixar will arrive with Inside Out, Woody Allen's Irrational Man will screen and we already knew Mad Max: Fury Road would screen. I won't lie, seeing the lineup had me considering looking at the bank »
- Brad Brevet
The lineup for the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival was unveiled Thursday morning, with announcements for the competition, Un Certain Regards and Out of Competition categories all included. Among this year’s lineup are new films from Todd Haynes, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Matteo Garrone, Jia Zhang-Ke, Gus Van Sant, Denis Villeneuve and more.
In competition and in the Un Certain Regard, some of the highlights include Todd Haynes’ Carol, his first film since 2007’s I’m Not There, and Gus Van Sant’s The Sea of Trees, with him making his first return to the festival since 2011, and the first time he is back in Competition since Paranoid Park was nominated for the Palme D’Or in 2007.
Actress Natalie Portman »
- Brian Welk
Cannes Film Festival delegate general Thierry Fremaux unveiled the Official Selection for its 68th edition (May 13-24) at a packed conference in Paris On Thursday morning.
“It’s a beautiful, fresh line-up which formulates ideas, takes risks and says something about the state of creativity in cinema around the world,” Fremaux told reporters at the Ugc Normandie Cinema on the Champs Elysées
The selection is a sign that Fremaux and his programming team are attempting to shake things up with Cannes old-timers vying for the Palme d’Or against a slew of first-time contenders.
Jacques Audiard’s provisionally titled Dheepan, Hou Hsiao Hsien’s The Assassin and Nanni Moretti’s Mia Madre will compete with French director Valérie Donzelli’s Marguerite And Julien, Norwegian Joachim Trier’s Louder Than Bombs, Greek filmmaker »
Cannes Film Festival delegate general Thierry Fremaux unveiled the Official Selection for its 68th edition (May 13-24) at a packed conference in Paris this morning.
“It’s a beautiful, fresh line-up which formulates ideas, takes risks and says something about the state of creativity in cinema around the world,” Fremaux told the packed conference at the Ugc Normandie Cinema on the Champs Elysées
In a sign that he and his selection team are attempting to shake things up, Cannes old-timers Jacques Audiard, and Nanni Moretti will compete for the Palme d’Or against a slew of first time contenders, including French Valérie Donzelli and Norwegian Joachim Trier this year.
Some 1,854 films were submitted this year, all of which were screened.
“There are those who say, if you watch 1,800 films, how come the »
The 2015 Cannes Film Festival slate has been revealed. Competition entries this year include new titles by Todd Haynes, Yorgos Lanthimos, Justin Kurzel, Gus Van Sant, Denis Villeneuve, and Paolo Sorrentino, while out of competition entries include Inside Out, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Woody Allen‘s Irrational Man. We can expect a few more titles to be […]
- Angie Han
Thierry Fremaux, the Cannes Film Festival’s artistic director, unveils his programme in Paris today. Photo: Richard Mowe
The suspense is over – well almost. Today (16 April) the Cannes Film Festival’s artistic director Thierry Fremaux revealed most of his official selection including the return of Woody Allen and new films by Todd Haynes, Nanni Moretti, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Gus Van Sant and Denis Villeneuve, as well as a strong Gallic contingent headed by Jacques Audiard – but a few gaps remain to be filled in the coming weeks before the start of the 68th edition on 13 May.
Flanked by his new president Pierre Lescure at a media gathering in one of the most prestigious cinemas left on the Champs d’Elysées, the Ugc Normandie, Fremaux defended his choices and those of his three selection committees, which paid attention to geographic, artistic and cinematic considerations as well as supporting talents nurtured by Cannes in the past. »
- Richard Mowe
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