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The Reality of a Reflection: An Exploration of Jean-Luc Godard's Filmography

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Mubi's retrospective For Ever Godard is showing from November 12, 2017 - January 16, 2018 in the United States.Jean-Luc Godard is a difficult filmmaker to pin down because while his thematic concerns as an artist have remained more or less consistent over the last seven decades, his form is ever-shifting. His filmography is impossible to view in a vacuum, as his work strives to reflect on the constantly evolving cinema culture that surrounds it: Godard always works with the newest filmmaking technologies available, and his films have become increasingly abstracted and opaque as the wider culture of moving images has become increasingly fragmented. Rather than working to maintain an illusion of diegetic truth, Godard’s work as always foreground its status as a manufactured product—of technology, of an industry, of on-set conditions and of an individual’s imagination. Mubi’S Godard retrospective exemplifies the depth and range of Godard’s career as
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Wong Kar Wai Feted at Thierry Fremaux's Lyon Lumiere Festival

Wong Kar Wai Feted at Thierry Fremaux's Lyon Lumiere Festival
The audience at this year's Lumiere Film Festival was in the mood for love, with Cannes topper Thierry Fremaux, directors Olivier Assayas and Bertrand Tavernier and actress Isabelle Adjani celebrating filmmaker Wong Kar Wai in a lavish ceremony Friday night in Lyon, France.

The ceremony was marked by emotional speeches — Assayas (who is divorced from In the Mood for Love star Maggie Cheung) called Wong “a grand poet of cinema” — and raucous routines.

Zhang Ziyi sent a video message, telling her Grandmaster director that he “should get awards everyday.”

Wong's longtime cinematographer Christopher Doyle also took the stage with...
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French President Emmanuel Macron Moves to Strip Harvey Weinstein of Legion of Honor

French President Emmanuel Macron Moves to Strip Harvey Weinstein of Legion of Honor
Reacting to the massive scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment and abuses on more than three dozen women, French President Emmanuel Macron has taken steps to strip the disgraced Hollywood producer of his Legion of Honor.

In an interview with TF1 on Sunday, Macron confirmed he had reached out to the Grand Chancellor of the Order in Paris to ask the institution to revoke Weinstein’s Legion of Honor, France’s highest award. Then-president Nicolas Sarkozy had given the Legion of Honor to Weinstein in 2012, after “The Artist” — which Weinstein distributed and campaigned for — won five Oscars.

“I have asked the Grand Chancellor of the Order to examine quickly this case and launch a disciplinary procedure [against Weinstein]…considering the gravity of the facts,” said Macron, adding that the Chancellor will have to make the ultimate decision.

Earlier this week, the Grand Chancellor of the Order told Variety that it would not consider stripping Weinstein of the
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‘Game of Thrones’: 8 Films to Watch If You’re Already Missing the Fantastical Series

‘Game of Thrones’: 8 Films to Watch If You’re Already Missing the Fantastical Series
Winter is indeed upon us, as “Game of Thrones” has just wrapped its truncated seventh season with a jaw-dropping finale that moves plenty of pieces (most of them terrifying, ice-cold, and dragon-aided) into place for a game-changer of a final season…that won’t come until sometime in 2018. It’s the Long Night, all over again (and, if those gently falling snowflakes during some of the finale’s last moments are any indication, fans of the HBO series aren’t the only ones headed for a chilling, unforgiving few months).

In order to keep diehard viewers sated until its last episodes hit the small screen, here are some ideas for films that might help ease the pain, from classic Westerns to underseen historical dramas, all with that special “Thrones” touch (murderous, political, bloody, and at least partially beholden to mythical beasts).

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See Kaia Gerber and Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis' Hudson Jeans Fall '17 Campaign

Just because you are the daughter or son of a famous person doesn't mean you're going to be talented and beautiful, but it also doesn't hurt. Hudson Jeans has nabbed up-and-coming models Kaia Gerber and Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis for their Fall '17 campaign. The on-the-rise stars' names may sound familiar—and they should. Kaia the lookalike daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, while Gabriel-Kane is the son of Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis and French film star Isabelle Adjani. The shoot marks both Gerber and Day-Lewis' first apparel brand campaign. The new campaign was photographed by legendary photographer Patrick Demarchelier under the art direction of...
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Anya Taylor-Joy Reteams with ‘The Witch’ Director Robert Eggers for ‘Nosferatu’ Remake

The Witch’s Anya Taylor-Joy and Robert Eggers are reuniting for another tale of terror, with the actress set to star in Eggers’ remake of F. W. Murnau’s silent classic Nosferatu. Eggers, a production designer who rose to prominence with his acclaimed directorial debut The Witch (or The VVitch, if you want to be a jerk about it) announced his Nosferatu remake shortly after The Witch hit theaters. “[It’s shocking] to me,” the filmmaker said late last year. “It feels ugly and blasphemous and egomaniacal and disgusting for a filmmaker in my place to do Nosferatu next. I was really planning on waiting a while, but that’s how fate shook out.”

Per Variety, Eggers’ Witch star Anya Taylor-Joy, who was recently seen in M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, has joined the remake in an undisclosed role — likely the female lead played by Greta Schröder in the 1922 original and by Isabelle Adjani
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The Forgotten: Claude Miller's "Deadly Circuit" (1983)

Michel Serrault, like his co-star here, Isabelle Adjani, used to be in everything. As ubiquitous as Depardieu. La cage aux folles might be his best-known film. Despite his omnipresence, he seems surprising casting as a private eye known only as "the Eye," but then he does have inverted Vs for eyebrows, just like Hammett's description of Sam Spade.The Eye has a class photograph of a group of schoolgirls. He's talking to his ex-wife on the phone. She won't tell him which one is his daughter. He guesses wrong. He'll be allowed another guess in a year. There are about thirty kids to choose from.What a brilliant opening scene! We'll forgive the strutting eighties music and neo-noir Venetian blind shadows. This is a film besotted with movie-ness and wallowing in plot contrivance, but it's also perverse, haunted and romantic. The Eye is warned against letting his new case get too complicated.
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17 Brilliant Horror Films That Debuted at Cannes: Stream all of the Screams

17 Brilliant Horror Films That Debuted at Cannes: Stream all of the Screams
The Cannes Film Festival doesn’t get its due as a platform for horror. But as this year’s festival begins, two of the most anticipated titles — Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” and David Lynch’s new season of “Twin Peaks” — are artful interpretations of the genre. Several more buzzy entries are expected to be dark and dire, including Lynne Ramsey’s “You Were Never Really Here,” David Robert Mitchell’s “Under the Silver Lake,” and Jane Campion’s series “Top of the Lake: China Girl.”

Cannes’ love of the gothic is nothing new. The festival has long been a melting pot for bold visions, and this includes some of the world’s scariest films. From established risk-takers like Lars von Trier and Nicolas Winding Refn to once-green directors like Gaspar Noé and Sam Raimi, the strength of the talent has left some indelible impressions on the horror scene.
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MipTV: Headline Pictures, ‘Veep’s’ Georgia Pritchett Team on ‘Call my Agent’s’ U.K. Remake (Exclusive)

MipTV: Headline Pictures, ‘Veep’s’ Georgia Pritchett Team on ‘Call my Agent’s’ U.K. Remake (Exclusive)
Headline Pictures, the London-based company whose recent credits include Amazon Prime’s “The Man in the High Castle,” has optioned the English-language remake rights to “Call My Agent!,” the hit comedy series chronicling the ups and downs of a tight-knit and dysfunctional team of Parisian talent agents.

Headline’s production topper Christian Baute has enlisted critically-acclaimed British writer Georgia Pritchett, who notably created “Life of Riley” and penned episodes of “Veep” and “The Thick of It.” Pritchett is currently writing the English-language pilot, whose working title is “In Good Company.”

Headline is producing the series with TF1 Studio, and collaborating with Harold Valentin at Mother Production and Mon Voisin Productions, the Paris outfit of famed French talent agent Dominique Besnehard, who created the show.

Co-written by Fanny Herrero, the French series portrays the agents’ relationships with each other and with their clients as well as depicting the political game they must play to get contracts, while
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French-Moroccan Actor Assaad Bouab Broadens His Canvas

French-Moroccan Actor Assaad Bouab Broadens His Canvas
Paris– Having playing a Muslim Azerbiijani boy in Asif Kapadia’s “Ali and Nino,” a Syrien camp commander in “Homeland” (season 5) “Homeland,” the handsome French-Moroccan actor Assaad Bouab might well be on track to follow the footsteps of Reda Kateb, another French actor of North African origins who appeared in dozens of French films and TV series and a few high-profile U.S. titles before accessing meatier roles at home.

Represented by Emmanuelle Ramade and Florence Charmasson at Adequat in Paris, Bouab has seen his career heat up in the last couple years. Since getting his first leading role in Mary Jimenez and Bénédicte Liénard’s politically-engaged “Le chant des hommes” and starring in the popular Canal Plus show “Braquo,” Bouab clinched a key role in the second season of “10 Pour Cent” (“Call My Agent”), the French comedy hit series centering on a Parisian talent agency. Bouab plays an arrogant,
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Elle Driver scores Rdv deals on Audrey Dana’s 'If I Were A Boy'

Exclusive: Comedy centres on woman who wakes up one morning with something extra.

Elle Driver is reporting brisk business on Audrey Dana’s comedy If I Were A Boy following a packed screening at the Unifrance Rendez-vous With French Cinema in Paris, which runs from January 12-16.

Popular French actress Dana directs and stars as the unlucky-in-love heroine Jeanne – a recently-divorced single mother who has sworn off men.

One morning she wakes up with a penis – a development that mystifies her gynaecologist and results in some quirky situations as Jeanne navigates her way – emotionally and physically – through the unprecedented development.

Other cast members include Serial (Bad) Weddings star Christian Clavier; Eric Elmosnino, whose recent credits include the hit La Famille Bélier; and Alice Belaïdi (A Little Job, The Climb).

It is Dana’s second feature in the director’s chair after her 2014 ensemble work French Women (Sous Les Jupes des Filles) co-starring Isabelle Adjani, Laetitia Casta, [link
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Sociopsychological Drama with Central Gay Character, French Film Icon Top Nsfc Choices

2016 movies Things to Come (pictured) and Elle have earned French cinema icon Isabelle Huppert her – surprisingly – first National Society of Film Critics Best Actress Award. 2016 Movies: Isabelle Huppert & 'Moonlight' among National Society of Film Critics' top picks Earlier today (Jan. 7), the National Society of Film Critics announced their top 2016 movies and performances. Somewhat surprisingly, this year's Nsfc list – which generally contains more offbeat entries than those of other U.S.-based critics groups – is quite similar to their counterparts', most of which came out last December. No, that doesn't mean the National Society of Film Critics has opted for the crowd-pleasing route. Instead, this awards season U.S. critics have not infrequently gone for even less mainstream entries than usual. Examples, among either the Nsfc winners or runners-up, include Isabelle Huppert in Elle, Moonlight, Toni Erdmann, Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea, and Lily Gladstone in Certain Women. French
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Isabelle Adjani Talks ‘Carole Matthieu,’ Her Relationship To Cinema & More In Marrakech [Interview]

One of France’s more exotic actresses, Isabelle Adjani was born to an Algerian father and German mother near Paris, where she was raised. So her presence at this year’s Marrakech International Film Festival (December 2-10, 2016), where she received a tribute for her body of work, is something of a homecoming of sorts. (Algeria borders Morocco, after all.)

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Becoming the youngest nominee for a Best Actress award at the Oscars, when she was 19, for the film “The Story of Adele H” directed by François Truffaut, she was soon offered a huge number of roles in films as diverse as Werner Herzog‘s “Nosferatu the Vampyre” and Luc Besson’s “Subway,” and she’s since gone on to win five César awards.

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Isabelle Adjani on her Marrakech tribute & returning to the screen with Carole Matthieu

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There are few actresses in the history of cinema who have illuminated the silver screen with such grace as Isabelle Adjani. There are also very few outlets who are privileged enough to spend some time with her, so needless to say we were thrilled to be granted such access during our stay at the Marrakech […]

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Full List Of Marrakech International Film Festival Award Winners

Marrakech, Morocco — Marrakech — it has to be the most glamorous film festival in the world, and this edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival was no exception.

Think interviews conducted in hidden courtyards inside the lush gardens at the fabled La Mamounia hotel; down time spent at the beautiful pool, under the palms; and stunning French actresses galore, from Isabelle Adjani to “Elle” star Isabelle Huppert, Fanny Ardant, or even Bollywood’s Kalki Koechlin, who is part-French.

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Marrakech Film Festival 2016: Carole Matthieu Review

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Harassment in the work place is an all too regular occurrence and yet one seldom seen, nor substantially tackled in cinema. Whether it be subtle, psychological bullying, or more overt oppression, it’s commonplace to see this go on, and it’s what lays the foundations for Louis-Julien Petit’s sophomore feature film to thrive off. Isabelle Adjani […]

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16th Marrakech Film Festival Wraps With a Reinforced World Cinema Imprint

16th Marrakech Film Festival Wraps With a Reinforced World Cinema Imprint
Marrakech, Morocco — The 16th Marrakech film fest wraps today, Saturday, with the closing ceremony featuring Fatih Akin’s “Goodbye Berlin” and announcement of the films that will win the Golden Star for best film and the best actor and best actress.

This year’s edition had a very strong world cinema imprint, highly influenced by the country tribute to Russian cinema and the choice of iconoclastic Hungarian filmmaker, Bela Tara, as jury prexy.

The career tributes and masterclasses featured outspoken filmmakers, who have provoked controversy in their home countries and in several cases have moved abroad to maintain their creative independence.

Tarr proudly described himself as one Hungary’s “top five black sheep” and has spent the last five years running his Film Factory school in Sarajevo, Bosnia, where he encourages his students to hunt in order to “capture life” in their films.

Paul Verhoeven, who this week was confirmed
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Marrakech Pays Tribute to Isabelle Adjani

Marrakech Pays Tribute to Isabelle Adjani
Marrakech, Morocco — On its penultimate night, the 16th Marrakech Film Festival paid tribute to acclaimed French actress Isabelle Adjani, the only person to have ever one five best actress prizes at France’s Cesar Awards. She has also been nominated for an Academy Award on two occasions, for François Truffaut’s “The Story of Adele H.” and Bruno Nuytten’s “Camille Claudel,” and twice won best actress at Cannes – for “Possession” and “Quartet.”

Adjani was visibly moved by the tribute, in particular by a medley of scenes from her most famous films, including “Camille Claudel” and “Queen Margot.”

As she walked up the red carpet to enter the Palais de Congres, she was asked whether she leaves a bit of her soul in each film, to which she replied: “Of course, we give a bit of our soul in each part we play. But we hope to renew it with each new film.
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Director Paul Verhoeven to Head 2017 Berlin Film Festival Jury

Director Paul Verhoeven to Head 2017 Berlin Film Festival Jury
Paul Verhoeven, the Dutch director of such varied movies as “Elle,” “Total Recall,” and “Basic Instinct,” will preside over the jury of the 2017 Berlin film festival.

Elle,” Verhoeven’s latest, premiered in Cannes and has been lauded by critics.

“With Paul Verhoeven as jury president, we have a filmmaker who has worked in a variety of genres in Europe and Hollywood. His creative, multifaceted boldness and his willingness to experiment are reflected in the spectrum of his works,” said Dieter Kosslick, director of the Berlinale.

Verhoeven was nominated for an Oscar in 1974 for his erotic thriller “Turkish Delight.” He also directed the 1992 sexual thriller “Basic Instinct” with Sharon Stone, which sparked controversy over its storyline and use of nudity.

Verhoeven’s entertainment career began in the 1960s with the Dutch TV series “Floris.” His first feature film, “Diary of a Hooker” (also known as “Business Is Business”) in 1971, focused on the aspirations of two prostitutes.
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