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Chantal Akerman Discusses "No Home Movie"

27 August 2015 12:23 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The inner turmoil of Chantal Akerman's new documentary, which premiered in the International Competition of the Locarno Film Festival, is clear from its paradoxical title. Brazenly called No Home Movie, it consisting almost entirely of footage of the great Belgian director's elderly mother in her home in Brussels. In this strict confinement, No Home Movie is shot digitally in a far more loose and imprecise technique than Akerman's film-films, but is still composed around the director's characteristic structural motifs of closed and open doors, windows, and other constricting frames within frames. With few external excursions (mysterious intercessions of footage of the Israeli desert, as well as Chantal, while traveling in anonymous hotel rooms, Skyping her mother), No Home Movie is a taut but patient observation of the emptying stillness of a home inhabited by someone getting older and sicker."Your camera, every time," her mother cluckingly, affectionately nags, when »

- Daniel Kasman

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Toronto film festival 2015: full line-up

25 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Films set to show at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), updated as announcements are made in the run up to the event.

Tiff will open on September 10 with Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts.

Tiff 40

Key: Wp = world premiere; Nap = North American premiere; IP = international premiere; Cp = Canadian premiere.

GALASBeeba Boys (Canada), Deepa Mehta, WPDemolition, Jean-Marc Vallée WPDisorder (Maryland) (France-Belgium), Alice Winocour NAPThe Dressmaker (Aus), Jocelyn Moorhouse, WPEye In The Sky (UK), Gavin Hood WPForsaken (Canada), Jon Cassar, WPFreeheld (Us), Peter Sollett, WPHyena Road (Canada), Paul Gross, WPLolo (France), Julie Delpy, NAPLegend (UK), Brian Helgeland, IPMan Down (Us), Dito Montiel NAPThe Man Who Knew Infinity (UK), Matt Brown, WPThe Martian (Us), Ridley Scott, WPMiss You Already (UK), Catherine Hardwicke WPMississippi Grind (Us), Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden CPMr. Right (Us), Paco Cabezas WPThe Program (UK), Stephen Frears, WPRemember (Canada), Atom Egoyan, NAPSeptembers Of Shiraz (Us), Wayne Blair, WPStonewall ([link »

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“We Couldn’t Do Our Jobs If We Weren’t Social People”: Diane Henderson on Festival Programming

25 August 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

I’m chastising two filmmakers for walking out of Nanni Moretti’s My Mother, the closing night film at the New Horizons Film Festival in Wroclaw. I make some argument about how films, even bad ones, deserve the attention of at least their running times, and I gloat about having suffered through the entirety of Moretti’s newest flop myself. Two weeks later, on my second morning at the Locarno Film Festival, while watching the World Premiere of Chantal Akerman’s No Home Movie, which will premiere in the U.S. later this fall at the New York Film Festival, I’m almost amused by the […] »

- Taylor Hess

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Feeding Back

24 August 2015 7:15 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Peter Kubelka. Photo: (S8) Mostra de Cine Periférico. María Meseguer.At the end of Martina Kudláček's biographical documentary Fragments of Kubelka (2012), the avant-garde filmmaker Peter Kubelka  is shown in his kitchen in Austria, expressing in words and action his passion for cooking, as he prepares Wiener Schnitzel. Kubelka has for many years taught cooking alongside film and by talking about food he is able simultaneously to elaborate on his long-held views on cinema, and the uniqueness of each physical medium as a conduit of meaningful expression.Metaphor is essential to Kubelka’s vision. He compares the process of making and eating Wiener Schnitzel, or any dish, to creating and ‘reading’ a metaphor—an “edible metaphor”. Elsewhere in the documentary he is seen lecturing on the qualities of the film strip. Kubelka likens editing to cooking, whereby a selection of images—like recipe ingredients—are mixed, creating a satisfying totality. The ‘dance’ of the cook, »

- Yusef Sayed

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Tiff 2015 announces City to City Programme lineup and Wavelength additions

18 August 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

One of the key aspects of the Toronto International Film Festival is the City to City Programme, which takes a look at a specific city every year, screening films that focus on the events of that specific city, as well as showcasing the latest projects by filmmakers from the city. The 2015 incarnation of the festival will focus on London, England, with eight films in the Tiff programme this year.

The films that will be part of the lineup have now been announced, alongside an additional set of films that will be part of the Tiff Wavelengths Programme, joining the previously announced entries in the programme. The complete list of films in both programmes, along with their official synopses, can be seen below.

City To City

Couple in a Hole, directed by Tom Geens, making its World Premiere

A middle class British couple end up living like feral creatures in a »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Locarno 2015. Top Picks & Coverage Roundup

18 August 2015 8:54 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Below you will find our favorite films of the 68th Locarno Film Festival, as well as an index of our coverage.Daniel Kasmantop Picksi. L’Accademia delle Muse, CosmosII. Thithi, Happy Hour, Right Now, Wrong ThenIII. Deux Rémi, deux, 88:88COVERAGEDay 1: James White (Josh Mond), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel)Day 2: Infinitas (Marlen Khutsiev), I Am Twenty (Marlen Khutsiev), The Ballad of Cable Hogue (Sam Peckinpah)Day 3: Cosmos (Andrzej Żuławski), The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah)Day 4: Thithi (Raam Reddy), Te prometo anarquía (Julio Hernández Cordón), Chant d'hiver (Otar Iosseliani), July Rain (Marlen Khutsiev), Year of the Dragon (Michael Cimino)Day 5: L’Accademia delle Muse (José Luis Guerín), Les idoles (Marc'o), Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (Sam Peckinpah), The Killer Elite (Sam Peckinpah)Day 6: Good Morning, Night (Marco Bellocchio), No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman), Epilogue (Marlen Khutsiev)Day 7: Chevalier (Athina Rachel Tsangari »

- Notebook

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Tiff announces City To City, closing night

18 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Potential awards season contenders Truth from James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham’s I Saw The Light starring Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams land world premiere slots, while Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right will close the festival.

London is the subject of the seventh annual City To City programme that features world premieres of Tom GeensCouple In A Hole starring Paul Higgins and Kate Dickie and Michael Caton-JonesUrban Hymn with Letitia Wright and Shirley Henderson. Elaine Constantine’s Northern Soul gets a North American premiere.

The world premiere of Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already is among five additions to the galas alongside Mr. Right, an action comedy starring Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick.

Matthew Cullen’s Martin Amis adaptation London Fields and David Gordon Green’s Our Brand Is Crisis get first public screenings in the Special Presentations roster with I Saw The Light.

Tiff top brass also unveiled the Contemporary World Cinema section, featuring »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Sandra Bullock’s ‘Our Brand Is Crisis,’ Robert Redford’s ‘Truth’ to Premiere at Toronto

18 August 2015 7:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

David Gordon Green’s “Our Brand Is Crisis,” starring Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton; James Vanderbilt’s CBS scandal film “Truth,” starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford; and “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke’s “Miss You Already,” starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette, will world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, it was announced Tuesday.

Natalie Portman’s “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” based on Amos Oz’s bestselling novel, will receive its North American premiere following its debut at the Cannes Film Festival.

In all, Toronto added almost 100 films (including more than 40 world premieres) across its Gala, Special Presentations, City to City, Contemporary World Cinema and Wavelengths programs. It also added 38 international short films to Short Cuts.

The festival will close with the world premiere of Paco Cabezas’ “Mr. Right,” a romantic comedy with a hitman twist, starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell.

Special Presentations added 19 titles, »

- Jennie Punter

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Hong Sang-soo’s ‘Right Now, Wrong Then’ Takes Top Honors At Locarno

15 August 2015 6:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Right Now, Wrong Then,” a bittersweet romantic comedy by Hong Sang-soo, has taken the coveted Golden Leopard prize at the 68th edition of the Locarno Film Festival. Awarded the prize by an International Competition jury that included German thesp Udo Kier and U.S. helmer Jerry Schatzberg, the prolific South Korean auteur beat out a heavyweight field that included new works from Chantal Akerman, Andrzej Zulawski and Athina Rachel Tsangari.

Hong’s leading man Jung Jae-young also took Best Actor honors for the film, a structurally playful meditation on social graces and missed chances, in which the same romantic scenario plays out twice with markedly different results. Variety‘s review describes it favorably as “a film of minute observations rather than grand revelations, less concerned with butterfly-effect consequentiality than with the variable human foibles that can turn a bad day into a good one.” The win gives the low-key pic »

- Guy Lodge

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'Bridge of Spies' headling to Nyff: Get the lowdown on the entire slate

13 August 2015 1:55 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After revealing its centerpieces earlier this month, the Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the full slate for the 2015 New York Film Festival and the big news is Steven Spielberg is back. That's right, after debuting “Lincoln” at the fest just three years ago, America’s greatest living filmmaker returns with his latest thriller, “Bridge of Spies." “Spies” finds Tom Hanks portraying James B. Donovan, a lawyer who was recruited to negotiate the release of an U.S. pilot whose U2 spy plane was shot down in the Soviet Union in 1962.  If there was any question previously, this certainly puts the Touchstone Pictures release in the awards season conversation.   As for the rest of the slate there is only one new world premiere, “Don’t Blink: Robert Frank” (the entire festival only has four at the moment), and lots of movies that originally debuted at Cannes.  In fact, 13 of »

- Gregory Ellwood

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New York Film Festival titles announced by Amber Wilkinson - 2015-08-13 09:14:51

13 August 2015 1:14 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Bridge Of Spies Photo: Touchstone Pictures The world premiere of Steven Spielberg's Bridge Of Spies is one of 26 films that will screen as part of New York Film Festival's main slate at its 53rd edition.

Laura Israel’s documentary Don’t Blink: Robert Frank will also have its premiere, along with the previously announced opening and closing films Robert Zemeckis' The Walk and Don Cheadle's Miles Ahead.

New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair, Kent Jones said: “I could talk about the geographical range of the films in the selection, the mix of artistic sensibilities from Hou Hsiao-hsien to Steven Spielberg to Chantal Akerman, the astonishments of Miguel Gomes’s three-part Arabian Nights or Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s heartbreaking Journey To The Shore or Michael Almereyda’s surprising Experimenter, the points in common among the various titles, but the only thing that really matters is »

- Amber Wilkinson

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New York Film Festival titles announced by Amber Wilkinson - 2015-08-13 09:11:49

13 August 2015 1:11 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

The world premiere of Steven Spielberg's Bridge Of Spies is one of 26 films that will screen as part of New York Film Festival's main slate at its 53rd edition.

Laura Israel’s documentary Don’t Blink: Robert Frank will also have its premiere, along with the previously announced opening and closing films Robert Zemeckis' The Walk and Don Cheadle's Miles Ahead.

New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair, Kent Jones said: “I could talk about the geographical range of the films in the selection, the mix of artistic sensibilities from Hou Hsiao-hsien to Steven Spielberg to Chantal Akerman, the astonishments of Miguel Gomes’s three-part Arabian Nights or Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s heartbreaking Journey To The Shore or Michael Almereyda’s surprising Experimenter, the points in common among the various titles, but the only thing that really matters is how uniformly beautiful and vital each of these movies are. »

- Amber Wilkinson

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Nyff ’15: Steven Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’ among main slate schedule

13 August 2015 12:32 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, starring Tom Hanks, will make its World Premiere at the 53rd New York International Film Festival, running from September 25 to October 11. The film was one of 26 announced as part of the festival’s main slate, along with one of four World Premieres.

Some of the main slate highlights include Todd Haynes’s Carol, featuring Cannes Best Actress Winner Rooney Mara alongside Cate Blanchett, Miguel Gomes’s three part saga Arabian Nights, Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s The Assassin, the Us premiere of Michael Moore’s latest Where to Invade Next, Michel Gondry’s French film Microbe et Gasoil, and the World Premiere of the documentary Don’t Blink: Robert Frank, about the life of the fames photographer and filmmaker.

Previously announced films include the World Premiere of The Walk, Robert Zemeckis’s Philippe Petit biopic serving as the opening night film, the World Premiere of »

- Brian Welk

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‘Bridge Of Spies’ secures Nyff berth

12 August 2015 10:49 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Steven Spielberg’s espionage thriller starring Tom Hanks has found its awards season launchpad as the New York Film Festival (Nyff) confirmed it had landed the world premiere.

Bridge Of Spies, which Buena Vista release in the Us on October 16 for DreamWorks, is part of the 26-strong main slate unveiled by Nyff director and selection committee chair Kent Jones.

The line-up includes previously announced opening night world premiere The Walk from Robert Zemeckis, closing night world premiere Miles Ahead from Don Cheadle and Danny Boyle’s Centrepiece selection (but not world premiere) Steve Jobs.

Laura Israel’s Don’t Blink: Robert Frank, a documentary about the life and work of the photographer and filmmaker, gets its world premiere and there are first North American outings for Arnaud Desplechin’s My Golden Days and Stéphane Brizé’s The Measure Of A Man.

The roster includes Us premieres for: Miguel GomesArabian Nights trilogy; Hou Hsiao-hsien’s The Assassin »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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‘Bridge Of Spies’ in Nyff berth

12 August 2015 3:49 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Steven Spielberg’s espionage thriller starring Tom Hanks has found its awards season launchpad as the New York Film Festival (Nyff) confirmed it had landed the world premiere.

DreamWorks’ Bridge Of Spies, which Buena Vista releases in the Us on October 16, is part of the 26-strong main slate unveiled on Wednesday by Nyff director and selection committee chair Kent Jones.

The line-up includes previously announced opening night world premiere The Walk from Robert Zemeckis, closing night world premiere Miles Ahead from Don Cheadle and Danny Boyle’s Centrepiece selection (but not world premiere) Steve Jobs.

Laura Israel’s Don’t Blink: Robert Frank, a documentary about the life and work of the photographer and filmmaker, gets its world premiere and there are first North American outings for Arnaud Desplechin’s My Golden Days and Stéphane Brizé’s The Measure Of A Man.

The roster includes Us premieres for: Miguel GomesArabian Nights trilogy; Hou Hsiao-hsien’s The Assassin »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Steven Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’ to Premiere at 2015 New York Film Festival

12 August 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 2015 New York Film Festival has locked in its main slate of features, with a total of 26 films on the roster including the world premiere of Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies” with Tom Hanks, as well as festival-circuit buzzmagnets including Todd Haynes’ “Carol,” Michael Moore’s “Where to Invade Next,” Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Lobster” and John Crowley’s “Brooklyn.”

The New York Film Festival has become an increasingly important stop for features angling for awards-season attention, lending a patina of prestige to the titles that earn a spot on the competitive, tightly curated main slate of 25 to 30 films. Recent Nyff alumni including “Gone Girl” (2014), “Life of Pi” (2012) and “The Social Network” (2010) went on to become serious players in the annual movie-industry trophy derby, as did “Hugo” (2011), which bowed as one of the festival’s “secret screenings.”

As always, the latest Nyff slate includes a robust segment of international films of note, »

- Gordon Cox

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Locarno 2015. Day 6

12 August 2015 3:56 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The gods wish to scare me, I think, for clearly in anticipation of this evening when our flat in this small Swiss town gains not one, not two but three new roommates, my entire day turned out to be dedicated to the terrors, doubts, and sadnesses of living in confined homes.After Michael Cimino, the other Leopard of Honor the festival was bestowing this year is to another maverick of his nation, Italian master Marco Bellocchio. Bellocchio's latest film will premiere later this month in Venice, but Locarno has something just as good if not better: three 35mm prints from the director's last decade of work, plus a new restoration of 1965's I pugni ni tasca. The homage to the director has only just begun here, and is being led by 2003's Good Morning, Night, a rich, sequestered look at the political terror of Italy's Red Brigade in the 1970s »

- Daniel Kasman

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Locarno: Women Rep 34% of Swiss Directors and Screenwriters

11 August 2015 11:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Locarno – Women comprise a third of screenwriters and directors in Switzerland, a report has found.

Swiss female screenwriters and helmers represented 34% of the total, while males were at 66% in the 2013-2014 period. In production, figures show less disparity: Male producers made up 58% while female were 42%. Figures came from a study supported by Switzerland’s Foundation for Professional Training in Cinema and Audiovisual Media (Focal), and Cinésuisse and Arf/Fds associations.

Findings/stats were presented and analyzed in the panel “Women in Industry: Spotlight on Success Stories” hosted by the 68th Locarno Fest. Panelists were Anna Serner, Focal’s head of department, Nicole Schroederhelmer and screenwriter Bettina Oberli (“The Murder Farm”) and producer Catherine Dussart (Gurvinder Singh’s “The Fourth Direction”). Francine Raveney, producer (Antonio Savinelli’s “En la ciudad sin brújula”) and network director Ewa (European Women’s Audiovisual Network), moderated the panel.

Underscoring larger differences, 31% of projects receiving state aid were from women. »

- Emilio Mayorga

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Daily | Locarno 2015 | Chantal Akerman’s No Home Movie

11 August 2015 5:10 PM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Chantal Akerman's No Home Movie has premiered in Locarno and, before the reviews, you'll want to begin with Nicolas Rapold's profile of the filmmaker in the New York Times. Starting with Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975), he walks us through the oeuvre and the accolades before turning to the new work: "She shot the film herself in the Brussels apartment of her mother, Natalia (Nelly) Akerman, with additional images from travels in Israel. Candid and open-hearted, it mostly consists of conversations—whether in person in a neat kitchen, or over Skype from abroad—and serene observations of 'Maman' puttering about. The quotidian chronicles and the wide-ranging chats together offer a snapshot of her mother’s daily life and pages from a personal history that reaches all the way back to her time in Auschwitz." We got reviews and a clip. » - David Hudson »

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Locarno Film Review: ‘No Home Movie’

10 August 2015 7:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chantal Akerman’s “No Home Movie” is not, as its enigmatic title might suggest, a deconstruction of or attack on the home-movie tradition — that amateur pastime of documenting private family moments for posterity’s sake. If anything, the avant-garde Belgian director’s tribute to her mother, Natalia, a Polish immigrant and Auschwitz survivor who died in 2014, appears to fully embrace the format, with its power to preserve the past and sentimentalize mundane moments. Ergo, to comprehend the title is to acknowledge that Akerman — a self-described nomad who travels light and moves often — no longer feels any connection to Brussels, now that her mother has passed. In its own highbrow way, the formally demanding and impossibly intimate video essay serves as an elegy to that sense of home that disappeared with the woman who, as far as the film is concerned, seems forever confined to her own bourgeois apartment.

“My mother »

- Peter Debruge

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