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‘Dekalog’ Exclusive Trailer: Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Magnum Opus Returns To Theaters This Fall

12 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski received international acclaim for his filmic masterworks, such as “The Double Life of Veronique,” about a choir soprano and a French music teacher (both played by Irène Jacob) who share a mysterious and emotional bond, and “The Three Colors Trilogy,” three films loosely based on one of the political ideals in the motto of the French Republic: liberty, equality, fraternity.

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But his magnum opus is “Dekalog” (or “The Decalogue”), a series of ten one-hour films inspired by the Ten Commandments. Originally made for Polish television, the series focuses on the residents of a housing complex in late-Communist Poland whose lives become intertwined as they face a variety of emotional dilemmas. The films grappled with complex existential questions about life, death, and everything in between. The series was acclaimed by critics worldwide, »

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TVLine Items: J. Lo to Play Drug Lord in HBO Film, Pll Return and More

10 August 2016 12:43 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Jennifer Lopez is entering the drug trade for HBO.

The actress will star in and executive-produce a film in development at the cabler about Griselda Blanco, aka “The Cocaine Godmother,” our sister site Variety reports.

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Lopez will take on the lead role of Blanco, who revolutionized the U.S. drug trade during the 1970s and 1980s and became the most powerful female cartel member of all time.

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The Affair: Irène Jacob Joins Season Three of Showtime Series

10 August 2016 11:39 AM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Acclaimed French actress Irène Jacob is joining the third season of The Affair TV show on Showtime in a major recurring role. She will play Juliette Le Gall, a love interest for Noah (Dominic West). Showtime describes the character as, "...running from her own secrets." Juliette is said to help Noah come to terms with a past trauma, "...and understand himself a little better." Currently in production in New York, The Affair, season three, premieres on Showtime, Sunday, November 20th at 10 p.m. Et/Pt.The Affair TV series cast also includes: Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney, Joshua Jackson, Catalina Sandino Moreno, and Omar Metwally. Season three guest stars include Brendan Fraser and Jennifer Esposito. Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi created The Affair. Treem executive produces »


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‘The Affair’ Casts French Actress Irene Jacob for Season 3

9 August 2016 1:51 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Showtime’s “The Affair” has cast French actress Irène Jacob in a major role for Season 3, TheWrap has learned. Jacob will play Juliette Le Gall, who is running from her own secrets. She’ll be a new love interest of Noah’s (Dominic West) and will help him process a trauma from his past and understand himself a little better. Jacob is a BAFTA and César Award nominee. She was first introduced to audiences with “Au Revoir les Enfants,” a film directed by Louis Malle in which she played a piano teacher. Also Read: Emmy Contender Maura Tierney on Telling Her Mom 'I Hate You'. »

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Showtime’s ‘The Affair’ Adds French Actress Irène Jacob as New Love Interest in Season 3

9 August 2016 12:50 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

French actress Irène Jacob has joined the cast of Showtime’s “The Affair” in a prominent recurring role for the third season, Variety has learned. She will appear in a major season-long arc.

Jacob will play Juliette Le Gall, a new love interest of Noah’s (Dominic West). The character is described as someone who is running from her own secrets and who helps Noah process a trauma from his past and understand himself a little better.

Jacob, a BAFTA and César Award-nominated actress, was first introduced to audiences in 1987 with the film “Au Revoir les Enfants.” She won best actress at the Cannes Film Festival for “The Double Life of Veronique.” Her other credits include “Red,” “U.S. Marshals,” “The Secret Garden,” “Victory” and “Incognito.”

Along with West, “The Affair” stars Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson. Other guest stars in Season 3 include Brendan Fraser and Jennifer Esposito.

The Affair” explores the emotional and psychological effects »

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‘The Affair’: Irène Jacob Joins Season 3 In Recurring Role

9 August 2016 12:14 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

BAFTA and César-nominated actress Irène Jacob is joining Season 3 of Showtime drama series The Affair in a season-long arc. Jacob will play Juliette Le Gall, a new love interest of Noah’s (Dominic West), running from her own secrets, who helps him process a trauma from his past and understand himself a little better. Season three is currently in production in New York, and will premiere on Sunday, November 20th at 10 Pm on Showtime. The French actress was first introduced… »

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Persistence of Vision: The Cinema of Theodoros Angelopoulos

7 July 2016 8:43 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Theodoros AngelopoulosSo consistent was the vision of Theodoros Angelopoulos that nearly any of his films could stand as a leading representative work. When viewing all 13 of his features within a condensed period of time—an extraordinary opportunity to be offered by New York's Museum of the Moving Image July 8 - 24—one sees just how exceptional Angelopoulos’ filmography is, and how each title is an emblematic entry in the late Greek director’s catalog of persistent themes, tonal frequencies, plot points, and, perhaps most indelibly, sheer visual boldness.Landscape in the Mist (1988)IMAGESIt is in this last regard that Angelopoulos instantly and emphatically impresses. His cinema is punctuated by a remarkable succession of single images that linger long after the film has concluded, often retaining in the viewer’s consciousness more than an overall story or specific characters. Silhouetted bodies on a fog-shrouded border fence in Eternity and a Day (1998); a »

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