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Win Tickets To The Advance Screening of The Hundred-foot Journey In St. Louis

3 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In The Hundred-foot Journey, Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, Maison Mumbai.

That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin-starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren) gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate into a heated battle between the two establishments until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine — and for Madame Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures »

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Criterion Collection: Insomnia | Blu-ray Review

12 hours ago | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Erik Skjoldbjaerg’s 1997 directorial debut, Insomnia is a prescient prototype of what would now be termed Nordic Noir in today’s global film market. At the time of its release, it was one of the first Norwegian films of international note in quite some time, with Skjoldbjaerg joining the ranks of other notable newcomers like Pal Sleutane and Bent Hamer. An inverted film noir, utilizing light instead of shadow, there’s a cold blankness to the film, making it a sort of waking nightmare. When all is visible, there’s no place to hide, forcing the film’s protagonist into internalized retreat, escaping into himself. Too much light engages a similar sort of madness as the eternal shadows.

The murder of a teenage girl opens the film, shot on grainy super 8 while we witness the killer cleaning up the act. To investigate, a Swedish police officer stationed in Oslo, Jonas »

- Nicholas Bell

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Director Lasse Hallström and Producer Juliet Blake Talk The Hundred-foot Journey, Stylistic Differences from Chocolat, and More

16 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Lasse Hallström’s filmmaking style and sensibility are a perfect match for The Hundred-Foot Journey, a delightful story with a powerful message directed from a screenplay written by Steven Knight based on Richard C. Morais’ best-selling novel.  In a quaint village in the south of France, a heated battle erupts when a colorful new Indian restaurant opens directly across the street from a traditional establishment specializing in French haute cuisine.  Amidst a culture clash of epic proportions, everyone slowly discovers that they share a lot more in common than they realized if only they’re willing to step out of their comfort zone.  Opening August 8th, the film stars Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon and Om Puri. At the film’s recent press day, Hallström and producer Juliet Blake talked about the appeal of the project, how the film differs stylistically from Chocolat, how the sensuality of the »

- Sheila Roberts

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Helen Mirren explains the importance of a light touch in 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'

27 July 2014 4:01 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Beverly Hills, Calif. — In Lasse Hallström's latest film, "The Hundred-Foot Journey," Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren was given the opportunity to play a very forthright, proud restauranteur in the south of France. It's a character that plays well to her strengths and offers a striking foil to Manish Dayal's Indian chef-in-training, Hassan. Her performance is one that lends presence. Any time Madame Mallory is in a scene, you can feel it. But despite her hardened exterior, there is a softer place of passion deep below the surface, and Mirren's work opposite Dayal and particularly actor Om Puri makes for plenty of interesting sparring as cultures clash and taste buds ignite. I sat down with Mirren recently to discuss her work in the film, the importance of keeping a light touch on the set and what kind of a backstory she fed into this character. Read through our back and forth below. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Lasse Hallström Strikes a Familiar Gong In First Reviews of 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'

26 July 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

By the first counts,"The Hundred-Foot Journey" (August 8) is a mildly enjoyable if too-familiar film that will flee your mind within moments of exiting the theater — in short, a Lasse Hallström movie. “Chocolat,” specifically, is the film most reviewers are finding similar, both for its focus on food and, in one critic’s own words, an “affectionate shaming of provincial Gallic villagers.” How much culture-shaming Helen Mirren’s protagonist carries out will remain to be seen, but the first batch of reviews do not foretell a tasty confection. One can't help but wonder if Hallström and DreamWorks returned to this terrain because in 2001 "Chocolat," after all, did earn five Oscar nominations including Best Picture. It played well to the smarthouse demo (and had Harvey Weinstein behind it).  Will adult audiences return to the well? They tend to be driven by good reviews, is the thing. Variety's Justin Chang writes that the effort is. »

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The Official Lineup for the 67th Locarno Film Festival

25 July 2014 1:13 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Above: Pedro Costa's Horse Money

The Locarno Film Festival has announced their lineup for the 67th edition, taking place this August between the 6th and 16th. It speaks for itself, but, um, wow...

"Every film festival, be it small or large, claims to offer, if not an account of the state of things, then an updated map of the art form and the world it seeks to represent. This cartography should show both the major routes and the byways, along with essential places to visit and those that are more unusual. The Festival del film Locarno is no exception to the rule, and I think that looking through the program you will be able to distinguish the route map for this edition." — Carlo Chatrian, Artistic Director

 Above: Matías Piñeiro's The Princess of France

Concorso Internazionale (Official Competition)

A Blast (Syllas Tzoumerkas, Greece/Germany/Netherlands)

Alive (Jungbum Park, South Korea)

Horse Money (Pedro Costa, »

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Om Puri to be Honored at Special Preview Screening of his new film The Hundred-Foot Journey

25 July 2014 8:27 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Om Puri (b. 1950), the prolific and internationally renowned Indian actor will appear at Museum of the Moving Image on Sunday, August 3, for a conversation about his career moderated by actress and writer Madhur Jaffrey. The tribute program, presented with clips of Puri’s finest performances, will be followed by a preview screening of The Hundred-Hoot Journey, in which he co-stars with Helen Mirren.

Om Puri is one of India’s most celebrated actors. He won his first Indian National Film Award for his performance in Ardh Satya. Since then, he has starred in both mainstream and arthouse Indian films including Ardh Satya (1982), Mirch Masala (1987), Dharavi (1992), Maachis (1996), and A.K. 47 (2004), as well as international projects such as the critically acclaimed Gandhi (1982), City of Joy (1992), Wolf (1994), Brothers in Trouble (1995), The Ghost and the Darkness (1996), East is East (1999), Charlie Wilson’s War (2007), and West is West (2010). He recently starred in Don 2 (2011), Farhan Akhtar’s record-breaking Bollywood epic. »

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‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ Review: Helen Mirren Can Add Only So Much Flavor

25 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

For a movie loaded with dialogue about cooking from the heart and not being afraid of spices, “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is a surprisingly bland slumgullion of food porn and emotional manipulation, filtered through the middlebrow sensibilities of director Lasse Hallström (who seems to be remaking his own “Chocolat,” as though that weren't bad enough the first time) and the treacly homilies of Oprah Winfrey (who executive produced alongside Steven Spielberg). It delivers the kind of sentimental sledgehammering I found myself willing to forgive — the presence of Helen Mirren goes a long way in that regard — but once the »

- Alonso Duralde

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Film Review: ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’

25 July 2014 5:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Beef bourguignon or tandoori goat? Career success or family loyalty? You can actually have it all, according to “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” a culture-clash dramedy that presents itself as the most soothing brand of cinematic comfort food. As such, this genteel, overlong adaptation of Richard C. Morais’ 2010 novel about two rival restaurants operating in a sleepy French village is not without its pleasures — a high-energy score by A.R. Rahman, exquisite gastro-porn shot by Linus Sandgren, the winningly barbed chemistry of Helen Mirren and Om Puri — all prepared to exacting middlebrow specifications and ensured to go down as tastily and tastefully as possible. With the formidable backing of producers Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, the DreamWorks concoction should cater to a broad array of arthouse appetites, particularly among those viewers who embraced the similar East-meets-West fusion cuisine of “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”

If this Old World foodie fairy tale feels like »

- Justin Chang

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'The Hundred-Foot Journey': Film Review

24 July 2014 10:39 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

With its picture-postcard setting and mouth-watering Indian and French delicacies, The Hundred-Foot Journey is a movie designed to comfort. Stimulating taste buds and little else, Lasse Hallstrom’s latest film picks up where his 2000 hit Chocolat left off, in terms of the affectionate shaming of provincial Gallic villagers. Toplining Helen Mirren and Om Puri as rival restaurateurs in the Midi-Pyrénées region of France, the film tracks a tension-free lesson in cultural exchange that culminates, predictably, in romance. Fans of the source bestseller and seekers of non-challenging counterprogramming to summer’s genre fare will savor the offering.

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- Sheri Linden

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An Exclusive Sneak Peek at Oprah's New Passion Project, The Hundred-Foot Journey

23 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

In The Hundred-Foot Journey, Helen Mirren stars as a Michelin-starred French chef who is none too pleased when an Indian family opens a rival restaurant just across the road from her own. The film tells a charming story about the power of food in bridging cultures - and inspiring romance in the unlikeliest of places. Powerhouse producers Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey and Chocolat director Lasse Hallström helped bring the story to life, but the movie also introduces us to some new big-screen talents. Charlotte Le Bon, whose wide-eyed wit brings to mind a young Winona Ryder, and the handsome and heartfelt Manish Dayal hold their own with Helen in the big-screen adaptation of the bestselling book. Watch our exclusive sneak peek of The Hundred-Foot Journey, and look for it in theaters beginning Aug. 8. »

- Lindsay Miller

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An Exclusive Sneak Peek at Oprah's New Passion Project, The Hundred-Foot Journey

23 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

In The Hundred-Foot Journey, Helen Mirren stars as a Michelin-starred French chef who is none too pleased when an Indian family opens a rival restaurant just across the road from her own. The film tells a charming story about the power of food in bridging cultures - and inspiring romance in the unlikeliest of places. Powerhouse producers Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey and Chocolat director Lasse Hallström helped bring the story to life, but the movie also introduces us to some new big-screen talents. Charlotte Le Bon, whose wide-eyed wit brings to mind a young Winona Ryder, and the handsome and heartfelt Manish Dayal hold their own with Helen in the big-screen adaptation of the bestselling book. Watch our exclusive sneak peek of The Hundred-Foot Journey, and look for it in theaters beginning Aug. 8. »

- Lindsay Miller

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Exclusive clip from 'The Hundred-Foot Journey': 'You are trespassing too'

22 July 2014 12:12 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

What starts with a "Bonjour!" ends with an insult in this brand new clip from DreamWorks' "The Hundred-Foot Journey," exclusive to HitFix. Helen Mirren plays acclaimed restaurant owner Madame Mallory who approaches some new visitors to her tiny French town. As Papa Kadam (Om Puri) and son Hasan (Manish Dayal) poke around an unkempt property to investigate its potential for a restaurant, Mallory gets a bit poke-y, too. A couple civil barbs over trespassing are exchanged, then Papa has a quick lesson for the Madame: just because he inquired about getting a discount at another potential site for his family's Indian eatery "doesn't mean I'm poor. It means I'm thrifty." If the trailer to the flick is any indication, the temperature's only set to rise in this overseas culinary, cultural adventure. "The Hundred-Foot Journey" heads to theaters on Aug. 8, directed by Lasse Hallström and based on the novel of the same same. »

- Katie Hasty

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I am fine after surgery - Om Puri

19 July 2014 3:27 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

A cancer scare caused by an intimidating white patch in his mouth had all of actor Om Puri's friends and well-wishers worried after the report of the physical irregularity was out. But after a mouth surgery on Wednesday, Omji spoke to this writer from his bed at the Hinduja hospital on Friday afternoon. Sounding hale and hearty he said, "When this white patch was detected in my mouth I was hospitalized and fearing the worst, immediate surgery was performed. Most luckily for me the patch was found to be benign. So there is no threat to my life." Omji has been strictly advised to quit smoking. "After years of inability to kick the habit, I've quit smoking with immediate effect. Nothing is more important than one's health. I've realized this after being in hospital." Om Puri is expected to be discharged from hospital on Saturday. The actor extraordinaire whose »

- Subhash K. Jha

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The 18 Zach Braff–iest Moments in Wish I Was Here

18 July 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Love him or hate him, Zach Braff sure is Zach Braff. His signature directorial style is this specific blend of quirky and schmaltzy, like early Wes Anderson meets late Lasse Hallstrom. Then there are the heavy-handed decisions — in Garden State, the shirt that matched the wallpaper, Natalie Portman's weird dance that no one has ever done in human history, or the characters screaming into the "infinite abyss" while "The Only Living Boy in New York" is playing — that make some people want to die and some people fall in love. Where you land comes down to taste, but personally, I'm onboard — so as a celebration, here is a countdown of the 18 Zach Braff–iest moments in Wish I Was Here, ranked by their Zach Braff–iness. [Giant, massive Spoiler Alert. Please, do not read if you haven't seen the movie and are ever planning to. We literally spoil »

- Jesse David Fox

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San Sebastian reveals culinary titles

18 July 2014 6:02 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The programme is made up of seven features and four shorts; Tokyo Gohan Film Festival to present one of the films with a special prize.

The fourth edition of San Sebastian’s “Culinary Zinema: Film and Gastronomy” section - a collaboration with the Berlin Film Festival and the Basque Culinery Center - will open September 20 with Lasse Hallstrom’s The Hundred-Foot Journey, starring Helen Mirren.

A total of seven full-length films and four short films make up this year’s programme.

The selection will be accompanied by themed dinners prepared by international chefs at the Basque Culinary Center and Spanish restaurants Mirador de Ulía, ni neu and Tenis Ondarreta.

For the first time this year The Tokyo Gohan Film Festival has also come onboard to award one of the films with a prize of €10,000 for its international distributor, or, in the event that it has no distributor, for its producer.

Naoki Kai, director »

- sarah.cooper@screendaily.com (Sarah Cooper)

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Helen Mirren Delivers the Sass in Our Exclusive 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' Preview (Video)

18 July 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Helen Mirren wants to give us what we want, and what we want is a Helen Mirren who can deliver one-liners with gusto and give as good as she gets. Which is why she's the perfect Dame (sorry, Judy Dench) to play Madame Mallory, the prim and proper (and stubborn as all get out) proprietor of a Michelin-starred restaurant in the French countryside, in "The Hundred-Foot Journey."

The movie, which has the impressive credentials of being produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, and directed by Lasse Hallström ("Chocolat"), concerns an Indian family that opens a restaurant directly across from Madame Mallory's very fancy French restaurant, an establishment that draws guests in the form of prime ministers, presidents, and other assorted dignitaries.

In this preview, debuting exclusively on Moviefone, Papa Kadam is very angry with Madame Mallory about her insistence that his son, the very talented Hassan, come work in her kitchen. »

- Tim Hayne

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Locarno unveils 2014 line-up

16 July 2014 3:34 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

13 of the 17 films competing for the Golden Leopard are world premieres; Juliette Binoche to receive Excellence Award.

Full details of the line-up for the 67th Locarno Film Festival, which runs August 6-16, were unveiled at a press conference in the Swiss capital Berne today.

13 of the 17 films competing for the Golden Leopard in the festival’s International Competition section are world premiers including Syllas Tzoumerkas’s A Blast [pictured], Jungbum Park’s Alive (South Korea), Paul Vecchiali’s White Nights On The Pier (France) and Yury Bykov’s The Fool (Russia). International premieres include Alex Ross Perry’s hotly antipated Us comedy Listen Up Philip starring Jason Schwartzman who is expected to attend.

The Piazza Grande line-up includes the international premieres of Eran RiklisDancing Arabs, Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens’ critically acclaimed Iceland set Land Ho! Which world premiered at Sundance, and Olivier AssayasClouds Of Sils Maria, which played in competition in Cannes. World premieres »

- sarah.cooper@screendaily.com (Sarah Cooper)

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North and South American Pix Among Locarno Fest Mix

16 July 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — The 67th Locarno Film Festival has unveiled a promising lineup, which sees particularly strong presences from both North and South America, more established auteurs competing alongside lots of newcomers, and a distinct diversity of genres and styles that is becoming the trademark of artistic director Carlo Chatrian, now at his second edition.

As previously announced, the Swiss fest dedicated to indie and innovative cinema in its different forms will open with Luc Besson’s Scarlett Johansson-starrer “Lucy,” launching out-of-competition from Locarno’s 8,000 seat open-air Piazza Grande venue on Aug. 7, shortly after the English-language sci-fi thriller bows Stateside July 25 via Universal.

Other titles unspooling on the Piazza Grande include the fest bow of Lasse Hallstrom’s “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, which turns on a displaced family from India who open a restaurant in the South of France. This DreamWorks/Participant Media crowdpleaser starring »

- Nick Vivarelli

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The Hypnotist Puts the UK in a Trance; New Images

15 July 2014 11:12 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Lasse Hallstrom's The Hypnotist is getting set to make its DVD premiere in the UK on September 15, 2014, via Studiocanal, and right now we have the box art along with a six-pack of new images. Dig it.

Mikael Persbrandt (The Hobbit), Lena Olin (The Ninth Gate, Chocolat), and Tobias Zilliacus (Iris) star.

Synopsis

In the middle of a dark December night, psychiatrist Erik Maria Bark (Persbrandt) is woken by a telephone call from a hospital in Stockholm. Detective Inspector Joona Linna (Zilliacus) asks for his immediate help in treating an unconscious patient suffering from acute trauma. He hopes that Erik will be able to communicate with the young boy through hypnosis, enabling the police to question him. They intend to find out who so brutally murdered his parents and younger sister in order to track down and save his mysteriously missing older sister before it is too late.

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- Steve Barton

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