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Paris Images Trade Show: Valerie Pécresse: We Want to Make Ile-de-France the Regional Capital of Cinema

5 February 2016 5:37 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — Valerie Pécresse, president of the Ile de France region – comprising Paris and environs — is a prominent 48-year-old politician who served as the minister for universities and research under former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, and as adviser to his predecessor, Jacques Chirac. A movie fan, she decorated her campaign offices with film posters and on the electoral trail expressed her fondness for the “Star Wars” saga, frequently referring to the famous Jedi motto “May the force be with you” in her speeches. She won the much-disputed election for the Ile de France region last December, becoming the first woman to lead France’s largest and wealthiest region.

The Ile de France region is the biggest film production hub in France and directly employs around 140,000 people. How can the region help the sector become even stronger ?

The Ile de France region plays a major role in the French film and audiovisual industry. »

- Martin Dale

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Mikros Image Developing New ‘Asterix’ Movie (Exclusive)

28 January 2016 2:02 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Confirming its status as a driving force on France’s animation scene, Mikros Image Group, the Paris and Montreal-based animation/VFX house, is working on a new “Asterix” animated feature project that follows up its 2014 hit “Asterix: The Mansion of the Gods.” Details are being kept under wraps but the movie is once again expected to be directed by Louis Clichy – who worked as an animator on Pixar’s “Wall-e” and “Up” – and Alexandre Astier, “Mansions’” screenwriter.

Produced by M6 Studios and distributed in France, and sold abroad by Snd, “Mansions” sold 3 million tickets – about  $24 million in gross box office – in France from a Nov. 2014 bow.

The group’s Montreal operation – that delivered “Mune” and “The Little Prince” in 2015 – is also working on two further animation movies: a yet undisclosed toon feature and  “Sahara,” directed by Pierre Coré and produced by La Station Animation.

Produced by On Ent., “The Little Prince, »

- Martin Dale

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'Dheepan,' 'Disorder' and More Headline 2016 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Lineup

27 January 2016 12:23 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and UniFrance have announced the official lineup for the 21st edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the annual showcase of the best in contemporary French film. This year's event runs March 3-13 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The lineup, which consists of 21 feature films making their New York, U.S., or North American premieres, proves just how essential, challenging and inspiring French cinema continues to be. Read More: Cannes Review: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' Is An Excellent, Searing & Compassionate Drama "We are extremely pleased to continue our 21-year partnership with UniFrance to bring a brilliant selection of French films to New York," said Film Society of Lincoln Center Associate Director of Programming Florence Almozini in an official statement. "This year’s lineup exemplifies the diverse creativity coming out of the country year-round, including a record eight films directed by women. »

- Zack Sharf

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'Marguerite,' 'My Golden Years' Lead César Nominations, with 'Dheepan' and Oscar Contender 'Mustang' Close Behind

27 January 2016 8:38 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Arnaud Desplechin's "My Golden Years" and Xavier Giannoli's "Marguerite" (which will close this year's Santa Barbara International Film Festival) beat out Jacques Audiard's Palme d'Or winner, "Dheepan" (nine nominations) and Deniz Gamze Ergüven's Oscar-nominated "Mustang" (nine). Also competing for Best Film at the 41st César's are Maïwenn's "Mon Roi" (eight), starring Best Actress nominee Emmanuelle Bercot — whose own film, "Standing Tall," also received 8 nominations, including Bercot for Best Director. Among the nominees for Best Foreign Film are last year's Oscar winner for Best Picture, "Birdman," Jafar Panahi's "Taxi," and Ergüven's stiffest competitor in the race for the Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar, "Son of Saul."  Read the full list of nominees below.  Read More: "How French Oscar Entry 'Mustang' Finds the 'Orgasmic' Joy of »

- Matt Brennan

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César Noms: Mustang, Marguerite, Melanie, and More...

27 January 2016 7:00 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Kristen Stewart's César win last year for Clouds of Sils Maria was historicThis year's César nominations (i.e. The French Oscars) have been announced. Due to the oddities of release schedules statesides, especially when it comes to subtitled pictures, many of the French films we've been discussing as "best ofs" like Girlhood, Saint Laurent, and Clouds of Sils Maria were 2014 features in France and honored accordingly. The only real crossovers with our current awards season are Denis Gamze Erguven's Oscar nominated Mustang (now playing in very limited release in the States) which is all over their nominations and two of their "Foreign Film Nominees" Hungary's Son of Saul and Italy's Youth which will compete with last year's Us Best Picture winner Birdman.

Their nominations were led by the prestige vehicle Marguerite (which is "loosely based" on the story of Florence Foster Jenkins who is getting her own American biopic »

- NATHANIEL R

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Nominations for French Oscars announced by Richard Mowe - 2016-01-27 11:20:42

27 January 2016 3:20 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

France’s Oscar contender Mustang figures strongly in the César nominations (Photo: Unifrance)

The nominations for the French Oscars, the Césars, which will be bestowed at a ceremony on 26 February, were unveiled today at Fouquet’s Restaurant in Paris by Alain Terzian, the president of the Academy of the Césars.

Among the big hitters for best film and best director are Jacques Audiard (Dheepan); Stephan Brizé (The Measure Of A Man); Xavier Giannoli (Marguerite); Maiwenn (My King); Emmanuelle Bercot (Standing Tall), and Arnaud Desplechin (My Golden Days). France’s Oscar contender for best foreign film Mustang also figures strongly in the nominations.

Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu both picked up acting nominations for Valley Of Love by Guillaume Nicloux.

The complete list is:

Best film

Dheepan Fatima The Measure Of A Man / La Loi Du Marché Marguerite My King / Mon Roi Mustang Standing Tall / La Tête Haute My Golden Days »

- Richard Mowe

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'Marguerite', 'My Golden Days' top French Cesar nominations

27 January 2016 2:54 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Deniz Gamze Erguven’s Oscar-nominated Mustang also among nominated titles.Scroll down for list of nominations

Arnaud Desplechin’s My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) and Xavier Giannoli’s Marguerite topped the nominations list for France’s annual César Awards, announced this morning (Jan 27).

France’s Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences unveiled the nominations for the 41st edition of the awards at its annual news conference at Le Fouquet’s restaurant on the Champs Elysées.

Desplechin’s romantic drama My Golden Days clocked 11 nominations as did Giannoli’s Marguerite, starring Catherine Frot as a society singer with a terrible voice.

Other features picking up multiple nominations included Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan and Deniz Gamze Erguven’s Mustang, which both secured nine nods.

There was widespread consternation last year in some quarters of the French film industry when five times Palme d’Or nominee Arnaud Desplechin’s My Golden Years was not given a Competition »

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'Marguerite', 'My Golden Years' top French Cesar nominations

27 January 2016 2:54 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Deniz Gamze Erguven’s Oscar-nominated Mustang also among nominated titles.Scroll down for list of nominations

Arnaud Desplechin’s My Golden Years (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) and Xavier Giannoli’s Marguerite topped the nominations list for France’s annual César Awards, announced this morning (Jan 27).

France’s Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences unveiled the nominations for the 41st edition of the awards at its annual news conference at Le Fouquet’s restaurant on the Champs Elysées.

Desplechin’s romantic drama My Golden Years clocked 11 nominations as did Giannoli’s Marguerite, starring Catherine Frot as a society singer with a terrible voice.

Other features picking up multiple nominations included Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan and Deniz Gamze Erguven’s Mustang, which both secured nine nods, as well as Stéphane Brizé’s The Measure Of A Man.

For the first time in the awards’ history, three female directors are nominated in the best directing and best film categories »

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‘Golden Years,’ ‘Marguerite,’ ‘Dheepan,’ ‘Mustang’ Lead Cesar Nominations

27 January 2016 1:43 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Xavier Giannoli’s “Marguerite” and Arnaud Desplechin’s “My Golden Years” are leading the nominations at this year’s Cesar awards, along with “Mustang,” Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Oscar-nominated feature debut, and Jacques Audiard’s Palme-d’Or winning “Dheepan.”

The nominations for the 41st Cesar awards were unveiled today by Alain Terzian, prexy of the French Academy of Arts and Sciences, during a press conference hosted at the Fouquets restaurant.

Terzian revealed that Michael Douglas will follow Sean Penn’s footsteps and receive the honorary Cesar award. Douglas previously won the honorary Cesar nod in 1998.

Set in the roaring 20s, “Marguerite” stars Catherine Frost as a wealthy woman who embarks on a journey to become an Opera singer in spite of her limited singing talent. Nominated for 11 Cesar nods – best film, actress, director, original screenplay — the pic world premiered at Venice. Fidelite Films produced.

“My Golden Years,” which opened at Cannes’ Directors Fortnight, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Sam Raimi Circles ‘A Prophet,’ Greta Gerwig and Marjane Satrapi Set Casts for Directorial Efforts, and More

25 January 2016 9:37 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It was inevitable that Hollywood would remake Jacques Audiard’s stylish gangster classic A Prophet, but at least there’s considerable talent gathering behind the scenes. It’s been reported that famed crime novelist and The Drop scribe Dennis Lehane will pen the script, while Sam Raimi has eyed the director’s chair. Raimi’s late filmography has been spotty, but his last foray into crime, A Simple Plan, fit like a glove. Audiard’s original film follows a man in prison who’s taken under the tutelage of a crime boss. [Deadline]

After co-writing credits on Noah Baumbach efforts Frances Ha and Mistress America, Greta Gerwig is finally stepping behind the camera herself. Gerwig will direct fellow “it girl” and Best Actress nominee Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird. The film will follow a high school senior spending her last year at home in Sacramento. [Deadline]

Darius Marder isn’t a well-known name, »

- Michael Snydel

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Sam Raimi In Contention To Remake Acclaimed French Thriller A Prophet

25 January 2016 8:04 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sam Raimi, founding father of The Evil Dead franchise and the director behind such work as Drag Me to Hell, has opened talks to take the reins of A Prophet, the long-gestating remake of Jacques Audiard’s acclaimed French thriller.

Word comes by way of Deadline, reporting that the nascent project has set up shop at Sony with producer Neal H. Moritz (Furious 7, Jack the Giant Slayer) also attached. Indeed, it’s the first sign of activity from the studio’s remake in some time, considering that Moritz first tabled the concept of a remake back in 2013. Dennis Lehane, meanwhile, remains on board to pen the script.

First released in 2009, A Prophet earned critical acclaim when it made its bow, nabbing a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nominee the following year. Orbiting around an Algerian youth named Malik El Djebena, the hard-hitting drama charts his meteoric rise to the »

- Michael Briers

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Sam Raimi may direct remake of French crime thriller A Prophet

25 January 2016 7:35 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Sam Raimi hasn't directed a feature film since 2013's Oz The Great And Powerful, but according to Variety, he is currently in talks with Sony to helm a remake of Jacques Audiard's Oscar-nominated French thriller A Prophet. The script was adapted by Mystic River and Shutter Island author Dennis Lehane, and the studio's next task is to find someone to star in the planned film.... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Captain Fantastic’

23 January 2016 9:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If there weren’t already a film called “World’s Greatest Dad,” that over-commodified Father’s Day slogan would have made a fine title for Matt Ross’ “Captain Fantastic,” which stars Viggo Mortensen as one of the screen’s all-time most progressive patriarchs — the surviving half of a counter-culture couple who decided to shrug off capitalism (they ignore Christmas, but celebrate “Noam Chomsky Day”), quit the big city and raise their family off the grid. But when Mom commits suicide, that puts a major twist in the fairy tale, which is precisely where Ross’ emotionally gripping family drama begins, evenhandedly weighing the pros and cons of its wildly unconventional parenting strategy, as the grieving father and his six kids cope with the idea of integrating back into polite society.

Boasting half a dozen impressive youth performances alongside a leading role that takes full advantage of Mortensen’s own sensitive, back-to-nature spirit, »

- Peter Debruge

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Sam Raimi in talks to direct A Prophet remake

23 January 2016 5:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Sam Raimi has entered talks with Sony with regards to directing the studio’s planned remake of the 2010 French crime drama A Prophet, which has been written by author Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, Shutter Island).

A Prophet was directed by Jacques Audiard and tells the story of a petty criminal who is sent to prison and rises through the inmate hierarchy to become a mafia kingpin. The critically-acclaimed film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, and won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes, as well as the BAFTA for Best Film Not in the English Language and nine Cesar Awards.

Raimi’s last film was 2013’s Oz the Great and Powerful, although he has since directed two episodes of Rake, along with the pilot for Ash vs Evil Dead.

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- Gary Collinson

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Sam Raimi in Talks to Direct 'A Prophet' Remake

23 January 2016 11:43 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures is moving forward with its remake of the 2010 French drama A Prophet, with the studio finally finding a director, more than two years after screenwriter Dennis Lehane came aboard to write the script. Deadline reports that Sam Raimi is in early negotiations to direct the remake. Sony is producing the remake alongside Neal H. Moritz's Original Film company.

Sony Pictures obtained the remake rights back in June 2013 to the original film. The story centers on Tahar Rahim's character, an Arab man sent to a French prison, where he becomes a mafia leader. Director Jacques Audiard's drama won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2010. Talks with Sam Raimi are said to be in early stages, but the negotiations look promising. Here's what Neal H. Moritz had to say about the remake back in »

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Sam Raimi to Direct ‘A Prophet’ Remake

23 January 2016 11:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

There’s a very strong argument to be made that there’s no need to remake Jacques Audiard‘s A Prophet in the first place. But thanks to Sony Pictures, it’s happening whether you like it or not, so perhaps we should just be relieved they’ve enlisted some solid talent to help it come to life. Sam Raimi is reportedly […]

The post Sam Raimi to Direct ‘A Prophet’ Remake appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Sam Raimi To Direct "A Prophet" Remake

23 January 2016 8:49 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filmmaker Sam Raimi is reportedly in talks to direct the English language-remake of Jacques Audiard's acclaimed 2009 French film "A Prophet" at Sony Pictures and Original Film.

A Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nominee and Grand Prize winner at Cannes, the story follows a young Arab man (Tahar Rahim) and his rise to power in a criminal syndicate after he is mentored by a crime boss.

Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe will produce the new take with Dennis Lehane penning the script for the new version. Production aims to get underway mid-2016.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Sam Raimi To Direct Remake Of Jacques Audiard's 'A Prophet'

22 January 2016 3:47 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A few years back, it was announced that Neal H. Moritz, the producer behind cinematic acts of subtlety like "Furious 7," "Jack the Giant Slayer,"  "Battle: Los Angeles," "S.W.A.T," "Stealth," and "I Am Legend," was going to push ahead with a remake of Jacques Audiard's Oscar-nominated "A Prophet." It sent a chill down our spine, but luckily, there was no further news.....until today.... Read More: Novelist Denis Lehane Tapped To Pen Remake Of 'A Prophet' Deadline report that Sam Raimi is in early talks to direct the movie. Not the most obvious choice, but an interesting one, and let's not forget, Raimi has shown a penchant for surprises (check out his lean and nifty little thriller "A Simple Plan"). There is also a bit of silver lining to cling to as Dennis Lehane ("The Drop," "The Wire," "Mystic River") is penning screenplay, and »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Sam Raimi Circles ‘A Prophet’, Remake Of French Crime Thriller

22 January 2016 3:07 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Sam Raimi is in early talks to direct A Prophet, a remake of the 2010 French film for Sony and Neal Moritz’s Original Film. Moritz and Toby Jaffe are producing, and the remake has a script by Dennis Lehane. The Jacques Audiard-directed French film chronicles a young man’s rise to the top of a crime syndicate after he’s mentored by the boss. The pic was a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nominee in 2010, won Grand Prize at Cannes and nine César Awards in… »

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Glasgow Film Festival unveils 2016 programme

20 January 2016 11:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Festival to host 60 UK premieres, including Time Out Of Mind [pictured] starring Richard Gere and Disney’s Zootropolis.

Glasgow Film Festival (Gff) has announced its full programme for its upcoming 12th edition, running Feb 17-28.

This year’s festival will host 60 UK premieres, 59 Scottish premieres, four European premieres and three world premieres among its line-up of 174 films. As previously announced, it will be bookended by the UK premieres of Hail, Caesar! and Anomalisa.

Richard Gere will attend Glasgow for the UK premiere of his new film Time Out Of Mind, while other guests include Ben Wheatley for the Scottish premiere of High-Rise, Game Of Thrones star Natalie Dormer for the UK premiere of The Forest, Joachim Trier for the UK premiere of Louder Than Bombs, veteran director Peter Greenaway and stuntman Vic Armstrong.

“The festival keeps moving forward, with new developments like our Industry Focus conference, whilst also maintaining our roots as an audience-focused festival where everyone can come »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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