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Cannes 2017. Lineup

25 April 2017 5:19 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

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 70th edition of the festival:

COMPETITIONHappy End (Michael Haneke)Wonderstruck (Todd Haynes)Le Redoutable (Michel Hazanavicius)The Beguiled (Sofia Coppola)Rodin (Jaques Doillon)120 Beats Per Minute (Robin Campillo)Okja (Bong Joon-Ho)In The Fade (Fatih Akin)The Day After (Hong Sang-soo)Radiance (Naomi Kawase)The Killing Of A Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos)A Gentle Creature (Sergei Loznitsa)Jupiter's Moon (Kornél Mandruczó)Good Time (Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie)Loveless (Andrey ZvyagintsevL'Amant Double (François Ozon)You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay)The Meyerowitz Stories (Noah Baumbach)

Un Certain REGARDOpening Night: Barbara (Mathieu Amalric)The Desert Bride (Cecilia Atan & Valeria Pivato)Lucky (Sergio Castellitto)Closeness (Kantemir Balagov)Before We Vanish (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)Beauty and the Dogs (Kaouther Ben Hania)L’Atelier (Laurent Cantet)April's »

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Margot Robbie to Portray Queen Elizabeth I in Josie Rourke’s “Mary Queen of Scots”

24 April 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Margot Robbie in “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”: Paramount Pictures/Frank Masi

Margot Robbie is swapping her Harley Quinn pigtails for Queen Elizabeth I’s crown. The Hollywood Reporter writes that the “Suicide Squad” actress will play Queen Elizabeth in Josie Rourke’s “Mary Queen of Scots.” “Brooklyn’s” Saoirse Ronan is set to star as the titular Mary Stuart, Elizabeth’s cousin.

Written by Penelope Skinner (“How I Live Now”) and Michael Hirst (“The Tudors”), the biopic “will take on the historical family rivalry between Elizabeth and Mary, when the latter attempted to overthrow her cousin’s seat on the English thrown,” THR reports.

The Working Title and Focus Features film will be produced by Liza Chasin, Tim Bevan, and Eric Fellner. The trio previously collaborated on the Stephen Hawking biopic “The Theory of Everything.”

In a Better World” director Susanne Bier was originally linked to “Mary Queen of Scots.” She spoke to Women and Hollywood in 2014 about the project and her collaboration with Skinner. “Mary was very young when she became queen. Basically, she was queen from age five, but she became a real queen when she was 17,” Bier told us. “And we wanted to have that because part of the excitement is to have that young girl have the power of a queen. That was so exciting.”

We don’t know why Bier is no longer involved in the project, but we’re happy that another female director was selected to take the reins. Best known as a theater director, Rourke has previously helmed productions of “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Vote,” “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” and “Saint Joan.” According to Rourke’s IMDb page, “Mary Queen of Scots” marks her feature directorial debut.

The conflict between Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart has been explored before in the 1971 Vanessa Redgrave-starrer “Mary, Queen of Scots,” and the 2013 “Mary Queen of Scots,” starring Camille Rutherford (“Blue Is the Warmest Color.” “Elizabeth,” the 1998 film toplined by Cate Blanchett, touched upon the hostility between Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart’s mother, Mary of Guise (Fanny Ardant, “Ridicule”).

Robbie has a number of projects on her plate. She stars in “I, Tonya,” a biopic a comedy about controversial Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding currently in post-production. Among Robbie’s other upcoming films are “Marian,” a new iteration of Robin Hood folklore, a spinoff for her “Suicide Squad” character Harley Quinn and other female villains of the DC Comics universe, “Queen of the Air,” in which she’ll play a trapeze artist, and “Beautiful Things,” a thriller set in a zoo.

Ronan is also plenty busy. The Oscar-nominated actress has roles in Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut “Lady Bird” and an adaptation of Ian McEwan’s “On Chesil Beach.” The “Atonement” actress is also set to play a refugee in a big screen adaptation of Camilla Gibb’s best-selling 2007 novel “Sweetness in the Belly.”

Margot Robbie to Portray Queen Elizabeth I in Josie Rourke’s “Mary Queen of Scots” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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Newport Beach Film Festival Expands Its Irish Cinema Program

20 April 2017 8:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This year, the Newport Beach Film Festival will again hold its Irish Spotlight and, thanks to last year’s successful program and the continuing support of Culture Ireland, 2017’s slate has been greatly expanded, with 10 features and 14 shorts on the schedule — with several filmmakers set to attend.

Over the past decade, nearly 60 Irish films have screened at the festival for more than 500,000 guests, making it a signature attraction that places a special emphasis on Irish cinema, cuisine and culture. “Through its Irish Spotlight event, Nbff not only provides a salient platform for these films to gain further international traction, but also affords California audiences an opportunity to view some of that country’s most promising and emerging talents alongside works by internationally renowned and prolific Irish filmmakers such as Jim Sheridan and Juanita Wilson,” says Irish Film Board CEO James Hickey.

Films at the showcase include “A Date for Mad Mary, »

- Nick Clement

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'The Secret Scripture', 'Tomato Red' among Irish films at Newport Beach

19 April 2017 6:15 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Irish Showcase celebrating Celtic culture set for April 23.

The 18th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (Nbff) will present the largest celebration of Irish Cinema on the West Coast during its eight-day run from April 20-27.

Highlights include an Irish Showcase event, numerous premieres, 12 narrative and documentary features, two shorts programmes, and the participation of Irish filmmakers and actors.

The Irish Showcase event will take place on April 23 and celebrate Celtic cinema and culture. Three films will premier during the event, including the Southern California premiere of A Date For Mad Mary and The Secret Scripture, and the North American premiere of Tomato Red, followed by a reception.

A Date For Mad Mary from Darren Thornton won Best Irish Feature Film and the Bingham Ray New Talent Award at the 2016 Galway Film Fleadh. 

The film stars Seána Kerslake as Mary McArdle, who returns from prison to attend her best friend Charlene’s wedding and sets out to prove »

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Vanessa Redgrave makes directorial debut with film about refugee crisis

16 April 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Documentary titled Sea Sorrow draws parallels between Shakespeare’s Tempest and the tragic story of Syrian three-year-old Alan Kurdi

The sight of a Syrian toddler’s lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach was among the horrors that drove Vanessa Redgrave to make her directorial debut with a feature documentary about the refugee crisis, she said.

The 80-year-old Oscar-winning actor and political activist, has long campaigned for refugees, but the shocking images of three-year-old Alan Kurdi made her realise she needed to do more.

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- Dalya Alberge

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Taking a Closer Look at the Cannes Line-Up

15 April 2017 9:59 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Sophia Coppola, Yorgos Lanthimos, Noah Baumbach, ‘Twin Peaks,’ and more…2017 Official Poster © Bronx (Paris). Photo: Claudia Cardinale © Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images

The official lineup for the 70th Cannes Film Festival, which will run from May 18–28, was announced April 13. While a few more screenings will undoubtably be added as we creep nearer to the festival, the selections announced feature a lot worth getting excited over — including, for the first time, two television shows (Twin Peaks and Top of the Lake) and a virtual reality film (Carne y Arena). Also, considering that The Killing of a Sacred Deer and The Beguiled are both in the main competition, there is, assuming equal probability, an 11.1% chance that a film starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell will take home the top prize. Considering

This year, the festival jury will be headed by acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, with French actress Sandrine Kiberlain presiding over the Camera d’Or jury and Romanian »

- Ciara Wardlow

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The Potential Oscar Contenders of Cannes 2017: A Rundown

13 April 2017 1:42 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The 2017 Cannes official selection is a mix of brainy competition auteurs, red-carpet star power, and the rarest breed — a handful of players who could return to North America as Oscar contenders.

Nicole Kidman will be stuffing her trunks with evening gowns, as she will need to walk the Palais steps at least four times: twice with Colin Farrell, for Cannes favorite Sofia Coppola‘s Civil War potboiler “The Beguiled” (Focus Features) and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (A24), both in Competition, and again for John Cameron Mitchell‘s midnighter “How to Talk with Girls at Parties” (A24) and a preview of Jane Campion‘s returning Sundance Channel series, “Top of the Lake: China Girl.” How the three films play in Cannes will determine if the Oscar perennial returns for another go-round.

Isabelle Huppert won the Cesar and was close — we think — to winning the Oscar for “Elle. »

- Anne Thompson

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The Potential Oscar Contenders of Cannes 2017: A Rundown

13 April 2017 1:42 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 2017 Cannes official selection is a mix of brainy competition auteurs, red-carpet star power, and the rarest breed — a handful of players who could return to North America as Oscar contenders.

Nicole Kidman will be stuffing her trunks with evening gowns, as she will need to walk the Palais steps at least four times: twice with Colin Farrell, for Cannes favorite Sofia Coppola‘s Civil War potboiler “The Beguiled” (Focus Features) and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (A24), both in Competition, and again for John Cameron Mitchell‘s midnighter “How to Talk with Girls at Parties” (A24) and a preview of Jane Campion‘s returning Sundance Channel series, “Top of the Lake: China Girl.”

Isabelle Huppert won the Cesar and was close — we think — to winning the Oscar for “Elle.” She’s back in two movies, “Happy End” (Sony Pictures Classics) by Michael Haneke, rejoining “Amour” co-star Jean-Louis Trintignant, »

- Anne Thompson

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Full 2017 Cannes Film Festival line-up unveiled

13 April 2017 10:21 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

As one award season closes another creeps up behind us and we start all over again as the 2017 Cannes Film Festival has announced its eagerly anticipated line-up for the festival which begins in May and as ever it is a diverse and exciting list of talents and films.

There are many incredible treats in store but here are some of our initial picks of what to look out for: Michel Hazanavicius, the director of Oscar Winner The Artist, returns with Redoubtable, his film about legendary filmmaker Jean Luc Godard; Michael Haneke’s latest, Happy End, makes an apperance, as does The Beguiled, the anticipated new film from Sofia Coppola which stars Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Kirsten Dunst and Colin Farrell. Farrell and Kidman also feature in The Killing of A Sacred Deer, the new film from Yorgos Lanthimas (The Lobster) which also stars Alicia Silverstone.

Acclaimed filmmakers Lynne Ramsey, »

- Scott Davis

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Cannes 2017 Lineup: Women Directors Represent 15% of Main Competition

13 April 2017 9:14 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Naomi Kawase’s “Radiance”

A couple of weeks ago, the 70th anniversary poster for the Cannes Film Festival was unveiled. It featured a picture of a giddy, twirling Claudia Cardinale and received a lot of scrutiny for airbrushing Cardinale’s legs. No one understands why the decision to alter her body was made — this poster is the image that promotes and reflects the festival. But it honestly seems to hit Cannes’ longstanding gender problem right on the head. The fest continues to make us believe that women are to be seen and objectified. They are flirty and twirly, not serious. The right to be taken seriously is something women fight for each and every day. This is not about having a sense a humor. This is about respect. And many women have felt disrespected by Cannes and the film industry in general for very a long time — just consider how underrepresented female filmmakers have been, and continue to be, at the fest.

Women directed 15 percent of this year’s main competition lineup, about the same amount as last year. The Un Certain Regard category fared a bit better: Five of the 16 films screening (31 percent) are helmed by women, compared to last year’s four out of 18 (22 percent). Overall, Cannes is still a fest that shuts out female filmmakers. The infographic we made for Cannes 2016 unfortunately still holds up:

Whether Cannes believes it has a woman problem or not, the numbers aren’t moving.

Here are all the women-directed films playing at Cannes:

Competition

The Beguiled,” directed by Sofia Coppola

“Radiance,” directed by Naomi Kawase

You Were Never Really Here,” directed by Lynne Ramsay

Un Certain Regard

“The Desert Bride,” directed by Cecilia Atan and Valeria Pivato

“Beauty and the Dogs,” directed by Kaouther Ben Hania

Western,” directed by Valeska Grisebach

“Jeune Femme,” directed by Léonor Serraille

“After the War,” directed by Annarita Zambrano

Out of Competition

“Visages, Villages,” co-directed by Agnès Varda

Special Screenings

An Inconvenient Sequel,” co-directed by Bonni Cohen

“They,” directed by Anahita Ghazvinizadeh

“Sea Sorrow,” directed by Vanessa Redgrave

70th Anniversary Events

Top of the Lake: China Girl,” co-directed by Jane Campion

Come Swim,” directed by Kristen Stewart

As we had hoped, “The Beguiled” and “Radiance” will screen in the main competition. “You Were Never Really Here,” Lynne Ramsay’s film about a vet trying and failing to save a young woman from a sex trafficking ring, will join them. “You Were Never Really Here” is not completely finished yet, but still managed to make the cut at Cannes — we’re guessing it will be generating a lot of buzz post-fest.

Among the other fest highlights, we’re pleased to see Vanessa Redgrave’s directorial debut on the list. Shot in France, Greece, Italy, and Lebanon, “Sea Sorrow” is about refugees fleeing war zones across Europe throughout the last century. It stars Emma Thompson and Ralph Fiennes.

A happy surprise is the inclusion of season 2 of “Top of Lake”. This marks co-creator/co-director Jane Campion’s return to the festival. The Oscar winner has screened her work at Cannes five times in the past and her film “The Piano” received the Palme d’Or in 1993. Campion is still the only woman to have ever won a Palme d’Or.

Cannes typically does not screen television series. According to Variety, festival president Pierre Lescure and general delegate Thierry Frémaux decided that Cannes “is a lab.” Frémaux explained, “We’re not going to start debating here the fact that even [television] series, unless proven otherwise, are using the classical art of filmmaking and of cinematic narration… It’s because those two series are signed Jane Campion and David Lynch, who are filmmakers and friends of the Cannes Film Festival, that we are showing their work.”

Top of the Lake” star Nicole Kidman appears to be everywhere at the fest this year. Besides the Campion series, she has roles in “The Beguiled,” John Cameron Mitchell’s “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.” After her Oscar nom for “Lion” and her universally-praised work in “Big Little Lies,” we’re calling it: 2017 is Kidman’s year.

Cannes has yet to announce its picks for the Directors’ Fortnight and Critics’ Week categories, but Variety writes that Claire Denis’ “Black Glasses” is expected to open the former. The lineups for these two competitions will be announced later this month.

The Cannes film festival will be held May 17–28.

Cannes 2017 Lineup: Women Directors Represent 15% of Main Competition was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Melissa Silverstein

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The 2017 Cannes Film Festival line-up has been unveiled

13 April 2017 7:32 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Cannes 2017 films unveiled: The official selection for the famous festival in the south of France has been revealed.

Check out the full Cannes 2017 films below.

The films that will play at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival – the 70th – have been unveiled. Playing at the historic 70th festival are Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, Michael Haneke’s Happy End, Todd HaynesWonderstruck and Yorgos LanthimosThe Killing Of A Sacred Deer, as well as two Netflix films, Okja by Bong Joon-ho and The Meyerowitz Stories by Noah Baumbach. David Lynch’s new Twin Peaks series, as well as Jane Campion’s Top Of The Lake will also screen at the festival as part of the 70th Anniversary Events program.

Opening this year’s festival is Ismael’s Ghosts, Arnaud Desplechin’s film that will screen out of competition on Wednesday 17th May. Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Louis Garrel lead the cast of the film, »

- Paul Heath

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17 Shocks and Surprises from the 2017 Cannes Lineup, From ‘Twin Peaks’ to Netflix and Vr

13 April 2017 5:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For such a highly anticipated event, the Cannes Film Festival tends to contain a fairly predictable lineup: The Official Selection focuses on established auteurs whose work lands a coveted slot at the flashy gathering on autopilot. That was certainly the case last year, when the 2016 edition opened with a Woody Allen movie and featured new work from the likes of Pedro Almodovar, Nicolas Winding Refn, the Dardennes brothers and Olivier Assayas.

But we live in unpredictable times, and judging by today’s announcement of the Official Selection for Cannes 2017, even the world’s most powerful festival isn’t impervious to change. This year’s Cannes is filled with surprises: television and virtual reality, some intriguing non-fiction selections, and a whole lot of unknown quantities that push the festival in fresh directions.

That’s not to say that there aren’t a few familiar names that stand out. Todd Haynes is »

- Eric Kohn

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Cannes takes on Trump with highly politicised lineup for 2017 film festival

13 April 2017 3:57 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Al Gore, Vanessa Redgrave and Claude Lanzmann among those who will screen films on the Croisette, alongside new work from Lynne Ramsay and Sofia Coppola

Related: Heavy hitters and hot tickets: Cannes 2017 is as mouthwatering as ever | Peter Bradshaw

The Cannes film festival reinforced its status as the home of politically charged cinema with the announcement of a lineup that encompasses the refugee crisis, climate change, mental health and the exploitation of animals.

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- Gwilym Mumford

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Cannes Lineup Announced: Coppola, Haynes and Safdie Brothers in Competition

13 April 2017 2:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Cannes Film Festival turns 70 this year, and for its anniversary edition, the world-famous event will launch new work from American directors Sofia Coppola, Noah Baumbach, and Todd Haynes, as well as fresh features from such world-renowned filmmakers as Michael Haneke, Lynne Ramsay, and Andrey Zvyagintsev.

Festival president Pierre Lescure and general delegate Thierry Frémaux announced 49 films from 29 countries, including 12 women directors and nine feature debuts. Among the surprises of the press conference were the inclusion of a virtual reality project from Alejandro G. Iñárritu and special presentations of two television projects, two episodes of David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” revival and a screening of season two of Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake.”

The festival will open with French director Arnaud Deplechin’s “Ismael’s Ghosts,” which stars Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marion Cotillard, two years after Frémaux was strongly criticized for letting the Directors’ Fortnight steal away Deplechin’s “My Golden Years. »

- Peter Debruge

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2017 Cannes Film Festival Line-Up Includes ‘Wonderstruck,’ ‘Happy End,’ ‘The Beguiled’ & More

13 April 2017 2:26 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The line-up for our most-anticipated cinema-related event of the year is here. With a jury headed up by Pedro Almodóvar, who came to the festival last year with Julieta, the slate for the 70th Cannes Film Festival has been unveiled live. Kicking off with Arnaud Desplechin‘s Marion Cotillard-led Ismael’s Ghosts, there’s new films from Lynne Ramsay, Yorgos Lanthimos, Todd Haynes, Michael Haneke, Sofia Coppola, Hong Sang-soo (x 2!), Bong Joon-ho, Noah Baumbach, the Safdies, the final work from Abbas Kiarostami, and much more. Check out the full line-up below.

Competition

LovelessAndrey Zvyagintsev

Good TimeBenny Safdie and Josh Safdie

You Were Never Really HereLynne Ramsay

A Gentle CreatureSergei Loznitsa

Jupiter’s Moon – Kornél Mundruczó

L’Amant Double – François Ozon

The Killing of a Sacred Deer – Yorgos Lanthimos

Radiance – Naomi Kawase

The Day After – Hong Sang-soo

Le RedoutableMichel Hazanavicius

WonderstruckTodd Haynes

RodinJacques Doillon »

- Jordan Raup

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2017 Cannes Film Festival Announces Lineup: Todd Haynes, Sofia Coppola, ‘Twin Peaks’ and More

13 April 2017 1:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Cannes Film Festival has announced its lineup for the 70th edition, following its tradition of unveiling every competition film (along with Un Certain Regard titles and other assorted offerings) in a morning press conference taking place at 5 a.m. Est.

“Since every day we have another move from Donald Trump, I hope North Korea and Syria won’t cast a shadow on the 70th edition,” said journalist Pierre Lescure before the announcement.

See More17 Shocks and Surprises from the 2017 Cannes Lineup, From ‘Twin Peaks’ to Netflix and Vr

This year’s festival features 49 films from 29 countries, including nine feature debuts and 12 women directors.

Check out the full lineup below (refresh for latest updates):

Opening Night Film

“Ismael’s Ghost” directed by Arnaud Desplechin

Competition

“The Day After” directed by Hong Sangsoo

Loveless” directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev

Good Time” directed by Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie

You Were Never Really Here »

- Graham Winfrey

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Cannes 2017: Official Selection announcement - watch it live

12 April 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

All you need to know about Cannes 2017 line-up announcement.Scroll down for the line-up

The films chosen for the Cannes Official Selection will be announced on April 13 at 11am Cet (10am GMT).

Festival President Pierre Lescure and General Delegate Thierry Frémaux will reveal the line-up at a press conference, which you can watch below (or on mobile Here).

The 70th Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to run from May 17-28. The films as they are announced are below:

Competition

Wonderstruck, Todd Haynes

Le Redoutable, Michel Hazanavicius

Geu-Hu (The Day After), Hong Sangsoo

Hikari (Radiance), Naomi Kawase

The Killing Of The Sacred Deer, Yorgos Lanthimos

A Gentle Creature, Sergei Loznitsa

Jupiter’s Moon, Kornél Mundruczó

L’amant Double, François Ozon

You Were Never Really Here, Lynne Ramsay

Good Time, Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie

Loveless, Andrey Zvyagintsev

The Meyerowitz Stories, Noah Baumbach

Ismael’s Ghosts, Arnaud Desplechin (opening film)

In The Fade, Fatih Akin

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Kosovo's PriFest moves to July dates, sets venue

29 March 2017 5:13 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Festival shifts dates and secures main venue.

Prishtina International Film Festival (PriFest), the annual event held in the capital of Kosovo, has shifted its dates to July 13-20.

The festival, now in its ninth year, was held in April last year.

Festival director Vjosa Berisha put the shift down to venue availability and weather:

“In our endless efforts to find appropriate venues for the festival, and seeing the instability of weather conditions in April, which restricts us from holding outdoor screenings and organizing open air venues, we had to take the decision to move the festival permanently.

“We are very enthusiastic because we also got a confirmation today from the managing board of the National Theatre in Prishtina that in July it is possible to use the National Theatre as the main venue of the festival.

“This is a great news for us because National Theatre is where the festival started nine years ago and we used »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Elle / Blow Up

27 March 2017 4:18 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Elle 

Blu-ray

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

2017 / Color / 2.40:1 widescreen / Street Date March 14, 2017

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling.

Cinematography: Stéphane Fontaine

Film Editor: Job Ter Burg

Written by David Birke

Produced by Saïd Ben Saïd and Michel Merkt

Directed by Paul Verhoeven

 

Michèle Leblanc, glamorous entrepreneur of a successful video game company, is the calm at the center of many storms. Her son’s girlfriend has given birth to another man’s child, an employee is stalking her with anime porn and her botox-ridden mother is betrothed to a male prostitute.

In the face of all this outrageous fortune, Michèle remains cool, calm and collected, even in the aftermath of her own harrowing sexual assault.

Elle, the new film from the Dutch provocateur Paul Verhoeven, begins with that already infamous assault, our heroine struggling under the weight of her attacker while an unblinking cat perches nearby, watching. »

- Charlie Largent

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Review: Antonioni's "Blowup" (1966) Starring Vanessa Redgrave And David Hemmings; Criterion Blu-ray Special Edition

26 March 2017 6:18 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

“A Mod Murder Mystery”

By Raymond Benson

Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blowup (it’s spelled this way in the film credits, but on theatrical posters and advertising it was called Blow-Up) was a landmark, envelope-pushing film that caused quite a stir. For one thing, it was one of the nails in the coffin of the U.S. Production Code, paving the way for the elimination of cinematic censorship and the eventual creation of the movie ratings. Its depiction of nudity, sexual attitudes, and recreational drugs crossed the line for late 1966. Nevertheless, newspaper ads got away with simply proclaiming that the picture was “Recommended for Mature Audiences,” since this was prior to the ratings themselves.

Blowup also stands as a cultural landmark in that it captures that moment of time called “Swinging London.” Everything was “mod”—music, fashion, art... even groups of youths were called “mods.” Antonioni’s film could serve as »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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