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Cannes calls These Final Hours

22 April 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

These Final Hours, an Apocalyptic thriller from first-time writer-director Zak Hilditch, will screen at the Cannes Film Festival in the Directors. Fortnight section in May.

Its selection enhances the Australian profile at the festival with David Michôd.s The Rover getting a midnight screening out of competition and Rolf de Heer.s Charlie.s Country showing in the Un Certain Regard sidebar.

.I think it.s every director.s dream to have their work screen in Cannes. This is a huge achievement for everyone who worked on the film,. Hilditch told If on Tuesday night.

In a joint statement with his producer Liz Kearney, he continued, .We are feeling so excited and proud to have our debut feature film selected for Directors' Fortnight. We are really looking forward to sharing These Final Hours with an international audience for the first time and could not ask for a better platform to premiere the film internationally in. »

- Don Groves

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What Screenwriter Will Immediately Draw You to a Movie?

21 April 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

One movie premiering this week at the Tribeca Film Festival that has gotten a lot of attention is In Your Eyes. The reason isn't necessarily because of great buzz (though it's getting decent reviews) or who stars in it (Zoe Kazan and Michael Stahl-David) or who directed it (relative unknown Brin Hill) or even because it was just announced as being immediately available to rent through Vimeo On Demand following its debut in New York. The biggest reason for its attention is who wrote it: Joss Whedon. It's not that common these days for writers to be the main draw for a movie, not unless they're also the director. Consistently notable scribes like Woody Allen, Quentin Tarantino, the Coen brothers, Sofia Coppola, Mike Leigh, David Mamet and many more who also helm...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Kirsten Dunst says 'doesn't give off the vibe' to sleep with directors

19 April 2014 12:24 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, Apr.19: Kirsten Dunst said that she doesn't give off that vibe when she was questioned about ever having slept with directors.

In an interview with W magazine's guest editor Sofia Coppola, the 'Spider Man' actress said that according to her one court that stuff, and to her it was crossing a country that would hamper that trust in their working relationship, Us Magazine reported.

When the 31-year-old actress was asked by her 'Virgin Suicides' director, 42 what was it like working with directors who shared a different vision and direction in the filmmaking process, she said that it took all the fun out of. »

- Meeta Kabra

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Gbf, out this week on DVD & Blu-ray

18 April 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

'It's an obnoxiously camp DayGlo assault of a movie, every second of its runtime deep-fried in double entendre'

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Studios are often criticised for intentionally misrepresenting their films in an attempt to reach a wider audience than they might do otherwise. It's a fair complaint: millions of people might have been spared Marley & Me had its poster not shied away from depicting the onslaught of postnatal depression and canine euthanasia that made up the film's final act. But ever so often, a film comes along for which misrepresentation is a crucial part of the package. Jawbreaker director Darren Stein goes back to school in Gbf, the story of a newly outed high school senior who finds himself stalked by a trio of would-be prom queens, each of them desperate to secure their own socially appropriate "gay best friend". From the off, it's an »

- Charlie Lyne

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Kirsten Dunst on Whether She's Ever Slept WIth Directors: "I Don't Give Off That Vibe"

18 April 2014 9:02 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Strictly professional! Kirsten Dunst was interviewed in W magazine's May 2014 issue by guest editor Sofia Coppola, and sounds off on the fabled casting couch. In the Q&A, Dunst's Virgin Suicides director, 42, asks the actress, 31, what it's like working with directors who share a different vision and direction in the filmmaking process. "It takes all the fun out of what you do," Dunst reveals to Coppola. "You just get through it instead of having a meaningful experience." Coppola, considered Hollywood royalty herself as the talented daughter [...] »

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Cannes: Looking Past the Hype and Hate (Analysis)

17 April 2014 1:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice.” Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups.” Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes.” Hou Hsiao Hsien’s “The Assassin.” Clint Eastwood’s “Jersey Boys.” Woody Allen’s “Magic in the Moonlight.” Doug Liman’s “Edge of Tomorrow.” Stephen Frear’s untitled Lance Armstrong biopic. Thomas Vinterberg’s “Far From the Madding Crowd.” Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Birdman.”

The list of films and filmmakers once rumored to be hot prospects for the Cannes Film Festival, only to be go unmentioned during this morning’s official selection announcement, is, as usual, a long and tantalizing one — so tantalizing, in fact, that some festgoers may find themselves surveying the actual lineup today with a mild sense of deflation, even disappointment. I’ll be the first to admit that those of us fortunate enough to attend film festivals on a regular basis can too often lapse into a posture of whiny, »

- Justin Chang

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Kirsten Dunst: Actors Who Get Taken Advantage of "Court That Stuff"

17 April 2014 10:26 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Kirsten Dunst doesn't have much empathy for anyone complaining about the casting couch. In an interview with W Magazine guest-editor Sofia Coppola, the 31-year-old reveals she's never worked with a director who made an inappropriate advance on her, explaining, "I don't give off that vibe." "I think you court that stuff," she says, "and to me, it's crossing a boundary that would hinder the trust in your working relationship." That's not to say that the former child star's career ascent, which included a 2008 voluntary rehab stint for depression, has been seamless. "[My] hardest age was 27," she tells Coppola. "I had to figure out how to navigate »

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Nicolas Cage Facts: 55 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Oscar Winner

11 April 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Nicolas Cage...

Undoubtedly one of the biggest -- and unique -- actors of his generation, Nicolas Cage got his start in 1982's "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" in a part so small if you blink you'd miss it. Then, after changing his name from Coppola to Cage, the actor's career took off and he's been a leading man ever since.

This week, Cage stars in David Gordon Green's "Joe," as a hot-tempered, but protective ex-con in a role that has critics raving about the actor's restrained performance. Whether or not you're a fan of the intense star, there's no denying he's a cinematic force to be reckoned with.

From his unexpected connection to J.D. Salinger to his questionable dinosaur skull purchase, here are 55 things you probably don't know about Nicolas Cage.

1. Born Nicolas Coppola, the actor chose Cage as his stage name to honor comic book superhero Luke Cage.

2. Inspired by Superman's birth name, »

- Moviefone Staff

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Cannes gets in the party mood

11 April 2014 1:36 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

The veteran party girl Angelique plays herself in the choice for the opening film in Cannes Un Certain Regard

Party Girl - a first film about a 60-year-old night club hostess who still loves men and enjoys partying - has been chosen for the opening slot in the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard strand, it has just been announced.

The film is written and directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, who all met when they were studying screenwriting and editing in Paris at the French film School Fémis.

Previously they had produced short films, amassing awards at several festivals: Forbach (Cinéfondation Second Prize, Festival de Cannes 2008 and Grand Prix at the 2009 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival), C’est Gratuit Pour Les Filles (Semaine de la Critique 2009 – César Award for Best Short Film, 2010), and Demolition Party (2013).

The film follows in the opening »

- Richard Mowe

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Cannes gets in the party mood

11 April 2014 1:34 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

A first film about a 60-year-old night club hostess who still loves men and enjoys partying has been chosen for the opening slot in the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard strand, it has just been announced.

Party Girl is written and directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, who all met when they were studying screeningwriting and editing in Paris at the French film School Fémis.

Previously they had produced short films, amassing awards at several festivals: Forbach (Cinéfondation Second Prize, Festival de Cannes 2008 and Grand Prix at the 2009 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival), C’est Gratuit Pour Les Filles (Semaine de la Critique 2009 – César Award for Best Short Film, 2010), and Demolition Party (2013).

The film follows in the opening slot The Bling Ring by Sofia Coppola, which was presented in 2013. Un Certain Regard, which has a mission to »

- Richard Mowe

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'Party Girl' to get the party started in Un Certain Regard at Cannes

10 April 2014 11:29 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Hard to believe that the Cannes Film Festival is just a month away -- before you know it, people will be cranking up the Oscar conversation again. The full lineup will be announced in Paris on April 17, but another nugget was revealed this morning. The opening film of the theoretically secondary, but increasingly prestigious, Un Certain Regard competition will be a French title: "Party Girl," the joint directorial debut of Marie Amacoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis. In recent years, Cannes has sometimes kicked off Ucr with a big-name auteur title: Gus Van Sant's "Restless" and, last year, Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring" both took the slot, as a kind of compensation for the directors being demoted from the main Competition. The more left-field selection of "Party Girl," says the festival, is indicative of the section's mission to expose fresh talent. The film is a mix of fact and fiction, »

- Guy Lodge

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Party Girl to open Un Certain Regard

10 April 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Debut feature is from co-directors Marie AmachoukeliClaire Burger and Samuel Theis.

Party Girl, the debut of writer-directors Marie AmachoukeliClaire Burger and Samuel Theis, is to open the Official Selection of Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival on May 15. 

Produced by Elzévir Films and distributed by Pyramide Films, Party Girl centres on the life of Angélique, a 60 year-old nightclub hostess who still loves men and enjoys partying, but now as the senior member on staff, feels she has reached the end of the line.

On an impulse, she agrees to marry her regular client, Michel. The film is described as “a portrait of a free woman who has chosen to live on the margins of conventional society, and delves deep into a France that is often underrepresented”. The lead role is played by the real-life Angélique.

The three co-directors met at Fémis, where they studied screenwriting and editing and began their collaboration. They produced »

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

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French Film ‘Party Girl’ To Open Cannes’ Un Certain Regard

10 April 2014 8:47 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A year after Sofia Coppola's “The Bling Ring” opened the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival, the festival has chosen a French film whose title suggests a similar dynamic to open the section in 2014: “Party Girl.” But “Party Girl” isn't a look at celebrity-obsessed youth, the way Coppola's film was; instead, the first feature from directors Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis focuses on a 60-year-old nightclub hostess who marries a longtime client because she's afraid it's time to end her partying ways. The lead role. »

- Steve Pond

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French Film 'Party Girl' Chosen as Cannes Un Certain Regard Opener

10 April 2014 7:58 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Cannes has officially announced another film in this year's line-up ahead of the full selection unveiling next week. We already know that Olivier Dahan's Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, will be the opening competition film of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Following that we can now include Party Girl, a film written and directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, which has been chosen to open the Official Selection of the Un Certain Regard category. It follows Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring which was presented in 2013. So far, so good, with the complete list of 2014 films next week. Un Certain Regard is part of the Cannes selection that introduces young talent and encourages innovative and daring cinema. Produced by Elzévir Films, Party Girl shows the life of Angélique, a 60 year-old night club hostess who still loves men and enjoys partying, but now as the senior member on staff, »

- Alex Billington

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Cannes Film Festival Selects 'Party Girl' To Open Un Certain Regard

10 April 2014 7:53 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Next week, organizers at the Cannes Film Festival will unveil their full slate of films sending cinephiles into a tizzy, but today they release a tease of what's to come. They've announced that "Party Girl," from the trio of directors Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, will open up the Un Certain Regard sidebar. It's the first feature for the trio, who all met at the French film school Fémis. Full press release below. ----- Party Girl, a first film written and directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, has been chosen to open the Official Selection of Un Certain Regard.  It follows The Bling Ring by the American, Sofia Coppola, which was presented in 2013. Produced by Elzévir Films and distributed by Pyramide Films, Party Girl shows the life of Angélique, a 60 year-old night club hostess who still loves men and enjoys partying, but now as the senior member on staff, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Listen: Electronic Duo Air’s Unreleased Tracks For Norwegian Thriller ‘Pioneer’

10 April 2014 6:38 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Having long-operated cinematically as part of Sofia Coppola’s usual ensemble, the electronic group Air has recently taken to a range of other left-field projects. First it was a soundtrack in 2010 to Georges Méliès’ “A Voyage To The Moon," then accompaniment to the documentary “Corman’s World” more recently. Now the French duo are continuing that streak with a musical role in Norwegian director Erik Skjoldjaerg’s latest film, and we’ve got our first taste of the result. Via Empire, a series of six soundtrack cuts have hit the web from “Pioneer” the latest work by Skjoldjaerg (who directed “Prozac Nation” and the original “Insomnia”), and they offer Air’s signature sound transferred to the film’s tale of intrigue. Set in the 1980s during the Norwegian Oil Boom, the plot throws an ensemble including Aksel Hennie, Wes Bentley and Stephen Lang into political rivalries as they race to »

- Charlie Schmidlin

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One From the Heart to Francis Ford Coppola

7 April 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Glenn here. As Jason already established, today is Francis Ford Coppola's 75th birthday today. Talia's brother, Sofia and Roman's dad, Nicolas and Jason's uncle, and Gia's grandfather presides over a clearly very talented family that keep kicking artistic goals. We're only four months into this new year and Sofia has (apparently) been hired for her first big studio film, Jason Schwartzman has appeared on screen in indie box office hit The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Gia's directorial debut, Palo Alto, is about to hit cinema screens. What's Frances up to? Well the five-time Oscar winner is laying low it seems after none of his ultra-arty projects - Twixt, Youth Without Youth, Tetro - took off the way he likely expected his artistic return to.

It's then a perfect opportunity to dig a bit deeper into his extensive filmography and find something you've never seen. I know »

- Glenn Dunks

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Team Top Ten: The Greatest Working Cinematographers

5 April 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Amir here, to welcome you back to Team Top Ten, our monthly poll by all of the website’s contributors. For our first episode in 2014, we are looking at The Greatest Working Cinematographers in the (international) film industry. As long time readers of The Film Experience are surely aware, the visual language of cinema is something Nathaniel and the rest of us are very fond of discussing. Films and filmmakers that have a dash of style and understand cinema as a visual medium always get bonus points around these parts. We celebrate great works in cinematography on a weekly basis in Hit Me With Your Best Shot, but it was time to give the people behind the camera their due.

 

More than 50 cinematographers from all across the world received votes. If the final, somewhat American-centric, list doesn’t quite reflect that, chalk it up to the natural process of consensus voting. »

- Amir S.

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Bad Timing? James Franco Goes After Underage Girl In New Movie Trailer

3 April 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Well this is quite an unfortunate coincidence. James Franco stars in Gia Coppola's directorial debut, "Palo Alto," playing a sleazy soccer coach who has feelings for one of his students (Emma Roberts). The movie was adapted from Franco's "Palo Alto: Stories," which is loosely based off of James' own teenage life in the suburbs and memories submitted by high school students.  Gia has big shoes to fill, though -- she's the niece  of Sofia Coppola ("Bling Ring")  and the granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola ("The Godfather: Part II"). Check out the trailer for "Palo Alto" above!The trailer dropped the same week just as reports have started to circulate that the actor tried to hook up with a teenage fan. Allegedly, 17-year-old Lucy Clode was in New York with her family for an early 18th birthday present earlier this week where she met James outside his Broadway show "Of Mice and Men. »

- tooFab Staff

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10 directors who made belated returns to their franchises

3 April 2014 1:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Top 10 Ryan Lambie 4 Apr 2014 - 06:26

From Francis Ford Coppola to George Miller, we take a look at 10 directors who made belated returns to the franchises they created...

There's nothing new about directors returning to the stories and characters they first brought to the screen years before. Director Fritz Lang directed his first film featuring the mesmeric master of disguises Doctor Mabuse in 1922; he then returned to make The Testament Of Dr Mabuse in 1933, before heading back one final time for The Thousand Eyes Of Dr Mabuse in 1960 - the director's last film.

In recent years, however, it's become increasingly common for directors to return to the film series they began years earlier. It's an attempt, perhaps, to return to themes that still interest them, or to tell a new story in the same landscape as before, or maybe because of a Hollywood deal too lucrative to turn down. As the selection below proves, »

- ryanlambie

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