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Jerusalem fest to host Ronit Elkabetz tribute

2 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Jff to pay tribute to Israeli actress and film-maker who died in April.

Jerusalem Film Festival (Jff, July 7-17) is to host a tribute to Israeli actress and film-maker Ronit Elkabetz.

Elkabetz was nominated seven times at Israel’s Oscars (Ophir Awards) for both acting and directing. She died in April this year following a battle with cancer.

The festival will screen her 2004 film To Take A Wife, in which she also starred. The film marked the first instalment in a trilogy written and directed by Elkabetz with her brother Shlomi Elkabetz. The final entry, 2014’s Gett: The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem, was nominated for a Golden Globe.

Opening film

Pedro Almodovar’s Cannes Competition title Julieta will open this year’s festival, with an open air screening at the outdoor Sultan’s Pool venue.

The film, which stars Emma Suarez and Adriana Ugarte as older and younger versions of the titular protagonist, has been selected »

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Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem Join The Asghar Farhadi Avengers

26 May 2016 6:45 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

After scooping up Best Screenplay and Best Actor honors for The Salesman at the Cannes Film Festival, Iranian auteur Asghar Farhadi has swiftly landed two more international prizes for his next film: Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem. The Oscar-winning couple reuniting onsceen is only the half of it; as previously announced last year, they join producers Pedro and Agustín Almodóvar for Farhadi’s first Spanish-language project. If you place the emphasis on the first word in “cinematic universe,” this is the sort of continent-crossing collaboration of which one dreams. As the superheroes behind A Separation, Volver, No Country for Old MenAll About My Mother, and Wild Tales coalesce and move towards production, we can’t wait to see what kind of direction they take the project.

While Cruz, Bardem, and the brothers Almodóvar have all collaborated with one another in some form before – recently, Broken EmbracesVicky Cristina Barcelona; not so recently, »

- Daniel Crooke

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Bardem, Cruz Set For Farhadi's Next

25 May 2016 1:01 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are in advanced talks to star in an untitled Spanish-language movie from acclaimed "A Separation" and "The Past" director Asghar Farhadi.

Described as an Agatha Christie-esque psychological thriller, the story revolves around a family of winemakers living in rural Spain. Memento Films and El Deseo will produce the project which is currently in development and will seek a major American star to complete the cast.

Farhadi is currently finishing the script and will visit Spain next month to scout for locations. Shooting is expected to begin next summer or early fall. The Iranian director just won two awards at Cannes for his Tehran-set drama "The Salesman" (Forushande).

Pedro and Agustin Almodovar and Alexandre Mallet-Guy will produce.

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- Garth Franklin

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Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem in Talks to Star in Asghar Farhadi’s Spanish-Language Film (Exclusive)

25 May 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who just won two awards at Cannes for his Teheran-set drama “The Salesman” (Forushande), is resetting his untitled Spanish-language movie with Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem in advanced talks to star.

Pedro and Agustin Almodovar’s Madrid-based El Deseo and Alexandre Mallet-Guy’s Memento Films are on board to produce the project which is currently in development.

The project was born out of Penelope Cruz and Farhadi’s mutual wish to work together, explained Mallet-Guy, who produced Farhadi’s last two movies, “The Past” and “The Salesman,” which just won Cannes’ best screenplay and actor (for Shahab Hosseini) awards.

Farhadi is currently finishing the original screenplay and will visit Spain next month to scout for locations that could feed into the script. Shooting is expected to begin next summer or early fall.

The plot, which remains mostly under wraps, as always with Farhadi’s films, »

- Elsa Keslassy and John Hopewell

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Meryl Streep Was Originally Going To Star In Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Julieta’

24 May 2016 8:04 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

“I have a few different projects right now and one of them is in English — for the first time. It’s based on a story and it’s pretty far along actually, but I don’t want to talk about it too much right now because everyone will keep asking me about it,” Pedro Almodóvar teased way […]

The post Meryl Streep Was Originally Going To Star In Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Julieta’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Emma Suarez on the Inspirations Behind ‘Julieta’ and Being Part of Pedro Almodóvar’s World

23 May 2016 8:34 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Marking his return to the female-centric dramas with which the director made his name, Pedro Almodóvar stopped by Cannes Film Festival with Julieta. Adapted from a series of short stories of Canadian Nobel prize-winning author Alice Munro, the story follows a woman who recalls the pivotal moments of her adult life. We said in our positive review from the festival, “It’s charmingly self-aware in its use of kitsch and melodrama — almost to the point of self-parody — and, while small in scope, it’s also one of his lusher and leaner offerings.”

While at the festival, we got the opportunity to speak with Emma Suarez, who plays the older version of Julieta. We discussed shooting chronologically, only meeting her co-star once on set, the wide range of inspirations for the film, what the film means to her, and much more. Check out the conversation below and our interview with Adriana Ugarte here. »

- Zhuo-Ning Su

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Adriana Ugarte on Pedro Almodóvar’s Meticulousness and Transforming For ‘Julieta’

23 May 2016 8:34 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Marking his return to the female-centric dramas with which the director made his name, Pedro Almodóvar stopped by Cannes Film Festival with Julieta. Adapted from a series of short stories of Canadian Nobel prize-winning author Alice Munro, the story follows a woman who recalls the pivotal moments of her adult life. We said in our positive review from the festival, “It’s charmingly self-aware in its use of kitsch and melodrama — almost to the point of self-parody — and, while small in scope, it’s also one of his lusher and leaner offerings.”

While at the festival, we got the opportunity to speak with Adriana Ugarte, who plays the younger version of Julieta. We discussed the audition process, her background, what it was like playing the same character as Emma Suárez, the meticulousness of Almodóvar, and more. Check out the conversation below and our interview with Emma Suarez here.

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- Zhuo-Ning Su

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Cannes 2016: Julieta review

22 May 2016 1:18 PM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆ The first words that come to your mind after seeing a film by Pedro Almodóvar are usually 'flamboyant', 'over-the-top', or perhaps 'fabulous'. His latest offering, showing at the 69th Cannes film festival, is more likely to have you thinking 'efficient', 'workman-like' and possibly the dreaded 'average'. It's as if Will Self suddenly wrote a Mills and Boon bodice ripper. Julieta is a lifelong mystery with shades of Hitchcock, and it is actually an improvement on his misjudged comedy I'm So Excited, but it has nothing on the excitement of his run in the late 1980s and early 90s.

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- CineVue UK

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Cannes 2016: I, Daniel Blake wins Palme d'Or

22 May 2016 12:59 PM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

The 69th Cannes Film Festival was a strange menagerie of beasts. Front-loaded with perhaps too many of Thierry Frémaux's usual suspects - Woody Allen, Ken Loach, the Dardenne brothers, Pedro Almodóvar - their contributions were often simply whelming: not over, not under, just there. Even some of the younger directors in competition are now becoming seasoned regulars. Nicolas Winding Refn showed his third film in a row in Cannes and Xavier Dolan returned once again having done his Jury service last year and sharing a Jury Prize with Jean-Luc Godard the year before.

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- CineVue UK

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Cannes: Ken Loach's 'I, Daniel Blake' wins Palme d'Or; full list of winners

22 May 2016 11:02 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

British filmmaker Ken Loach wins second Palme d’Or; Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman wins two.Scroll down for full list of winners

Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake has won the Palme d’Or at the 69th Cannes Film Festival (May 11-22), marking the second time the British filmmaker has won the top prize after The Wind That Shakes The Barley in 2006.

The 79-year-old filmmaker returned for a record 13th Competition entry with the tale of an injured carpenter and single mother caught in a bureaucracy nightmare within the UK welfare system.

Accepting the Palme d’Or from actor Mel Gibson, Loach used his acceptance speech to spotlight the “dangerous project of austerity”.

“We must give a message of hope, we must say another world is possible,” he said. “The world we live in is at a dangerous point right now. We are in the grip of a dangerous project of austerity driven by ideas that we »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Cannes: 'I, Daniel Blake' wins Palme d'Or; full list of winners

22 May 2016 11:02 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The time has come to award this year’s winners, including the recipient of the coveted Palme d’Or. Screen is at the ceremony… and the first winners have been announced.

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Palme d’Or

I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach (UK)

Grand Prix

It’s Only The End Of The World (Juste La Fin Du Monde), Xavier Dolan (Canada)

Best Director

Olivier Assayas, Personal Shopper (France)

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Cristian Mungiu, Graduation (Bacalaureat) (Romania)

Best Screenplay

Asghar Farhadi, The Salesman (Forushande) (Iran)

Jury Prize

American Honey, Andrea Arnold (UK)

Best Actor

Shahab Hosseini, The Salesman (Forushande)

Dir. Asghar Farhadi (Iran)

Best Actress

Jaclyn Jose, Ma’ Rosa

Dir. Brilliante Mendoza (Philippines)

Honorary Palme d’or

Jean-Pierre Léaud

Camera d’Or

Divines, Houda Benyamina

Best Short Film

Timecode, Juanjo Gimenez (Spain)

Short Film Special Mention

The Girl who Danced with the Devil (A Moça Que Dançou Com O Diabo),João Paulo Miranda Maria (Brazil)

The jury, presided over by »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Live: Cannes Film Festival winners

22 May 2016 11:02 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The time has come to award this year’s winners, including the recipient of the coveted Palme d’Or. Screen is at the ceremony… and the first winners have been announced.

Refresh this page for updates…

Grand Prix

It’s Only The End Of The World (Juste La Fin Du Monde), Xavier Dolan (Canada)

Best Director

Olivier Assayas, Personal Shopper (France)

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Cristian Mungiu, Graduation (Bacalaureat) (Romania)

Best Screenplay

Asghar Farhadi, The Salesman (Forushande) (Iran)

Jury Prize

American Honey, Andrea Arnold (UK)

Best Actor

Shahab Hosseini, The Salesman (Forushande)

Dir. Asghar Farhadi (Iran)

Best Actress

Jaclyn Jose, Ma’ Rosa

Dir. Brilliante Mendoza (Philippines)

Honorary Palme d’or

Jean-Pierre Léaud

Camera d’Or

Divines, Houda Benyamina

Best Short Film

Timecode, Juanjo Gimenez (Spain)

Short Film Special Mention

The Girl who Danced with the Devil (A Moça Que Dançou Com O Diabo),João Paulo Miranda Maria (Brazil)

The jury, presided over by Mad Max director George Miller, is on stage »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Cannes: Ken Loach Wins His Second Palme d’Or for ‘I, Daniel Blake’

22 May 2016 10:29 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The final awards ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival has concluded, with veteran British filmmaker Ken Loach winning the second Palme d’Or of his career for the impassioned protest drama “I, Daniel Blake.”

The film, chronicling the social-welfare battle fought by a struggling Newcastle carpenter, scored a strong emotional reaction from Cannes audiences when it unspooled early in the festival — though many critics were more reserved in their praise. This year’s jury, led by “Mad Max” director George Miller, evidently voted with their hearts, handing the 79-year-old Loach the festival’s top honor exactly 10 years after his Irish historical drama “The Wind That That Shakes the Barley” landed the prize.

Loach now joins an elite group of two-time Palme champs, including Michael Haneke, Francis Ford Coppola, Emir Kusturica, Bille August, Shohei Imamura, Alf Sjoberg and Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne — the latter duo among the »

- Guy Lodge and Owen Gleiberman

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Cannes 2016: Complete List of This Year's Winners

22 May 2016 9:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: The 2016 Indiewire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During the Festival The 2016 Cannes Film Festival comes to an end today with the presentation of this year's awards, topped by the prestigious honoring of the Palme d'Or. There are 21 films in competition this year, and the battle for the Palme includes auteurs like Nicolas Winding Refn, Xavier DolanPedro Almodóvar, Paul Verhoeven and the Dardenne Brothers. While there's no shortage of international talent to choose from, it is currently the two female filmmakers in competition that are the frontrunners for Palme d'Or: Andrea Arnold ("American Honey") and Maren Ade ("Toni Erdmann"). Despite predictions, the festival always surprises with its awards, so nothing is a sure thing at this point. Click here for this year's Un Certain Regard winners, and get the complete list of 2016 competition winners below. You can watch the awards ceremony live »

- Zack Sharf

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Cannes 2016: Watch the Palme d'Or Awards Ceremony Live

22 May 2016 7:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: The 2016 Indiewire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During the Festival After nearly two weeks of galas and red carpets, the 2016 Cannes Film Festival comes to an end today with the presentation of this year's awards, topped by the prestigious honoring of the Palme d'Or. This year's competition slate included 21 movies from such world-renowned directors as Nicolas Winding Refn, Xavier DolanPedro Almodóvar, Paul Verhoeven and the Dardenne Brothers, but it's two films from female filmmakers that seem like the safest bets for the Palme d'Or: Andrea Arnold's "American Honey" and Maren Ade's "Toni Erdmann." But Cannes loves its surprises, so nothing is a sure thing at this point. Remember, the festival only awards a movie with one trophy, which makes the awards presentation itself quite an experience. If a film walks away with the Best Screenplay prize, for instance, we know its chances at a Palme d'Or. »

- Zack Sharf

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UK poster and trailer for ma ma starring Penelope Cruz

21 May 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, a UK poster and trailer have arrived online for writer-director Julio Medem’s upcoming Spanish drama ma ma which stars Penelope Cruz; check them out below…

Academy Award®-winning actress and producer Penélope Cruz delivers an extraordinarily emotional performance in ma ma, the newest film from acclaimed director JulioMedem (Sex And LUCÍA). Honoring the high melodrama of Pedro Almodóvar and Douglas Sirk, ma ma follows Magda (Cruz) as she experiences tragedies and miracles alike. Just as Magda is diagnosed with breast cancer, she meets Arturo (Luis Tosar), a devoted husband and father in the midst of unspeakable loss. Their chance encounter leads both down apath of strength, grace, love, and rebirth.

ma ma is set for release on June 24th in the UK and features a cast that also includes Luis Tosar, Àlex Brendemühl, Asier Etxeandia and Silvia Abascal.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Pedro Almodovar Criticizes Hollywood’s View Of Women: There’s A 'Diabolical Sexism'

20 May 2016 9:22 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Spanish filmmaking legend Pedro Almodóvar has long trafficked in making funny, feeling and unique films about women, from "All About My Mother" to "Volver" and "Talk to Her," but despite his solemn vow to never leave "the universe of women" he loves so much, he rarely sees that same affection reflected in the industry at large. At Cannes to show off his "Julieta" (another film about women, of course), the director sat down with Variety to discuss some of the challenges he sees in Hollywood, and how they directly impact the talents of female stars he so admires.  "Hollywood is losing an enormous opportunity when it doesn’t actually create these good roles for women of all ages," Almodóvar told the outlet. "When it doesn’t actually create good roles to talk about mothers, about girlfriends, about daughters, about sister-in-laws." Read More: Cannes: Pedro Almodóvar on »

- Kate Erbland

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Pedro Almodóvar condemns Hollywood's 'diabolical sexism'

20 May 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Spanish director tells Cannes film festival that Us film industry is ‘losing an enormous opportunity by not creating good roles for women of all ages’

The Spanish film-maker Pedro Almodóvar has criticised Hollywood for its failure to find stronger roles for women of all ages.

Speaking at the Cannes film festival, where his new film Julieta debuts in competition, the Oscar-winning director of All About My Mother and Talk to Her said female stars were often only included in blockbuster franchises to prove the male leads were not gay.

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- Ben Child

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“It’s Only the End of the World”: The Dolan Charm is There but Verbose Family Drama Underdelivers

19 May 2016 2:55 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Xavier Dolan’s new film seemed like the event so far at Cannes judging by the longest press queue since the beginning of the festival, as well as the hustlers offering hugs in exchange for a screening invitation. Unfortunately, it seems destined to join the ample list of other highly anticipated big-name entries that didn’t quite live up to expectations (the Dardenne brothers’ “The Unknown Girl”, Alain Giraudie’s “Staying Vertical”, Pedro Almodóvar’ “Julieta”, among others). Is it the departure from Québec and shift to A-list French actors, the adaptation of an existing 1990s play rather than an original script, or the pressure to equal the resounding success of “Mommy”? While the direction has traces of the usual showy Dolan brio and crowd-pleasing aesthetic flashes, I’d posit he is underserved by the overly theatrical, verbose script and indoor setting, and seems to at times lose the reins of the jam-packed French A-listers, »

- Zornitsa Staneva

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Pedro Almodovar Opens Up About Panama Papers, Hollywood’s ‘Diabolical Sexism’

19 May 2016 11:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Pedro Almodovar is tired.

The Spanish film icon is double fisting black coffee and water, his eyes look heavy, and he admits that after five days at the Cannes Film Festival, he’s operating on very little sleep.

Almodovar is in the South of France to hawk his latest, “Julieta,” an adaptation of three Alice Munro stories that stands as one of his most muted works. It’s understated depiction of a mother and a daughter’s deteriorating relationship is in stark contrast to his previous effort, the neon-hued airline comedy, “I’m So Excited.” That film had all the subtlety of a Gloria Gaynor anthem.

Julieta” was intended to be a departure in another way, as well. Meryl Streep was attached to play the mother role. Almodovar intended to make his English-language film debut, while shooting for the first time in the United States.

“At the last minute I felt insecure, »

- Brent Lang

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