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6 items from 2014


Afm: Kinology Teams With Thomas Langmann for ‘Wild Moment’ (Exclusive)

6 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris-based Kinology is re-teaming with “Mesrine’s” producer Thomas Langmann, director Jean-Francois Richet (“Blood Father”) and star Vincent Cassel (“Black Swan”) on “One Wild Moment.”

A remake of a Claude Berri 1977 pic, “Moment” stars Cassel and “Intouchables” star Francois Cluzet as two middle-aged buddies who go on vacation in Corsica with their respective teen daughters (Alice Isaaz, Lola Le Lann). The holiday takes an unusual turn when one of the daughters develops a crush on her dad’s friend.

The pic was co-written by Lisa Azuelos, whose 2008 comedy “Lol” was a major hit in France, and Richet, who recently completed “Blood Father” with Mel Gibson.

Langmann at La Petite Reine is producing. Kinology has acquired international sales rights to the pic and will unveil first footage at the American Film Market.

Gregoire Melin’s Kinology previously sold “Mesrine” (also known as “Public Enemy Number One”), a two-part movie toplining Cassel as French gangster Jacques Mesrine, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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We Won’t Grow Old Together | Blu-Ray Review

19 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Even after nearly two decades of short films, documentaries and the success of his 1968 feature debut, L’enfance Nue, director Maurice Pialat’s celebrated sophomore feature, We Won’t Grow Old Together never received a theatrical release stateside, despite also winning a Best Actor award for Jean Yanne at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival. Remastered for an exciting Blu-ray release from Kino Classics, it’s a title ripe for reconsideration in the cinematic canon. Pialat’s filmography has proven to be a major influence on countless emerging artists, with the likes of Ira Sachs, Alex Ross Perry and a slew of others directly citing the filmmaker as inspiration for their own output.

We Won’t Grow Old Together basically features a string of interactions between an aging film director, Jean (Jean Yanne), and his much younger mistress, Catherine (Marlene Jobart). We assume they met when she had vague aspirations to become »

- Nicholas Bell

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Influential Cult Classic Filmmaker Black Dead at 77: Worked with Perkins, Redgrave, Mitchum

9 August 2014 7:09 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Cult movie classic ‘Pretty Poison’ filmmaker Noel Black dead at 77 (photo: Tuesday Weld and Anthony Perkins in ‘Pretty Poison’) Noel Black, best remembered for the 1968 cult movie classic Pretty Poison, died of pneumonia at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on July 5, 2014. Black (born on June 30, 1937, in Chicago) was 77. Prior to Pretty Poison, Noel Black earned praise for the 18-minute short film Skaterdater (1965), the tale of a boy skateboarder who falls for a girl bike rider. Shot on the beaches of Los Angeles County, the dialogue-less Skaterdater went on to win the Palme d’Or for Best Short Film and tied with Orson WellesFalstaff - Chimes at Midnight for the Technical Grand Prize at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival. Besides, Skaterdater received an Academy Award nomination in the Best Short Subject, Live Action category. (The Oscar winner that year was Claude Berri’s Le Poulet.) ‘Pretty Poison’: Fun and games and »

- Andre Soares

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Fanny | Review

15 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Fanny Feast: Auteuil’s Underwhelming Trilogy Continues

The mid-section of his Pagnol tribute, Fanny promises to give us the female perspective in the crossed lover’s situation established in preceding chapter, Marius. But just as the opening portion revolved at needless length around an eponymous character who is given little more to do than moon over finding his dream job on a big boat, the next segment feels more of a weary inevitability of the morose narrative than rather than signaling a differing viewpoint.

While Alexandre Desplat’s score dips less uneasily into insistent whimsicality in this more serious minded portion, it’s still more of a sycophantic simper than anything adroitly engaging with the material at hand. One can assume the final segment, Cesar, will suffer from the same slights, but unfortunately Auteuil’s extreme respect (and unnecessary proximity) in his adaptation of Pagnol’s material is exactly what »

- Nicholas Bell

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Refn, Coppola on Cannes jury

28 April 2014 3:35 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Willem Dafoe and Gael Garcia Bernal also among those called up for jury service at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

The Cannes Film Festival has named the jury for its 67th edition, comprising eight world cinema names from China, Korea, Denmark, Iran, the Us, France and Mexico.

Jane Campion, the New Zealand filmmaker who won the Palme d’or for The Piano, was previously announced as the president of the jury, which will include five women and four men.

Cannes 2014: films

Those selected include Nicolas Winding Refn, the Danish director, screenwriter and producer who won Best Direction at Cannes in 2011 with Drive. His most recent film, Only God Forgives, played in Competition at Cannes last year.

Also chosen is Sofia Coppola, the Us director and screenwriter whose debut The Virgin Suicides was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes in 1999. Coppola, who won a screenwriting Oscar for Lost in Translation, made it into »

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

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Reviews: Polanski's "Tess" (1979) And Godard's "Breathless" (1960), Dual Format Criterion Releases

22 February 2014 3:18 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Two European Gems

By Raymond Benson

February is a good month for The Criterion Collection. Last week we reviewed the company’s restored Blu-ray/DVD dual format release of Foreign Correspondent. Coming quickly on its heels are two more excellent releases on this red carpet of home video labels.

First up—Tess, directed by Roman Polanski. This 1979 picture—released in the U.S. in 1980 and nominated for Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Score) and winner of three (Art Direction, Cinematography, and Costumes) is a scrumptious, beautiful depiction of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles. It is a very faithful adaptation, although several scenes from the book are left out or shortened. Still, the film is nearly three hours long—but don’t let that scare you, it’s never dull. I have to confess that I fell in love with Nastassja Kinski when I first »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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