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Int’l Film Community (Literally) Voices Opposition To Trial Of Ukraine Helmer

14 October 2014 6:52 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Eight months after the arrest of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, a renewed plea has gone out for his release. The European Film Academy has joined with the French Directors’ Guild (aka Srf which organizes Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes) in support of Sentsov, who was detained by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation on May 10. A new petition calling for the film community to read a statement during public appearances and interviews voicing their opposition to his detainment and trial has been signed by more than 300 people. They include The Impossible helmer Juan Antonio Bayona, Rust And Bone director Jacques Audiard, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo helmer Niels Arden Oplev, Costa Gavras, Starred Up’s David Mackenzie, actor Stellan Skarsgård and Venice Film Festival chief Alberto Barbera.

The signatories (full list here) will now read the statement below during any interview or public appearance they may have. The »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Jacques Audiard Lines Up 'Erran' as His Next Project

7 October 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

As soon as I saw Jacques Audiard's A Prophet he became one of my favorite filmmakers. It didn't really matter what would come after or came before that film, I was simply in awe, watching the 2 hour and 35 minute epic back-to-back one night on a screener and then watching it again in theaters once it was screened for press here in Seattle. I have since caught up with his 2005 film The Beat That My Heart Skipped and also love his 2005 feature, Rust and Bone. Thing about Audiard, however, he doesn't exactly rush to make his next feature, which means a lot of time waiting for whatever it is he'll do next. Thankfully, that wait is over. Next up for Audiard is a film titled Erran, a film centered on a Sri-Lankan Tamil fighter who is a political refugee in France, where he works as a caretaker on an 'unruly' »

- Brad Brevet

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Directors: Jacques Audiard, Joe Dante, Antoine Fuqua And More Line Up New Projects

7 October 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It has been two years since Jacques Audiard's bruising and beautiful "Rust And Bone," but the "A Prophet" director is getting ready to shoot his next project. On October 13th, cameras will start rolling on "Erran." Penned by Audiard, the story centers on "a Sri-Lankan Tamil fighter who is a political refugee in France, where he works as a caretaker on an 'unruly' council estate in the Parisian suburbs." Besides that, details are being kept under wraps at the moment. There's not even any word on the cast, but we'd wager that information is just around the corner. Production will go until mid-December, and one has to think that Audiard and the producers already have an eye on Cannes next spring for a premiere. [Cineuropa] Another day, another project with Antoine Fuqua's name on it. The filmmaker is now attached to direct an adaptation of Jeff Hobbs' "The Short »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jeremy Thomas, James McAvoy, Sally Hawkins & More on London Film Fest Jury

23 September 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Thomas has produced and executive-produced films including Nicolas Roeg's "Bad Timing," Bernardo Bertolucci's epic "The Last Emperor," David Cronenberg's "Crash" and recently Jim Jarmusch's "Only Lovers Left Alive." The jury will present the Best Film Award at an October 18 awards ceremony, among other prizes. Previous winners include Pawel Pawlikowski's "Ida," Lynne Ramsay's "We Need to Talk About Kevin" and Jacques Audiard's "Rust and Bone." (Here's this year's lineup.) Also sitting on the Official Competition jury to select the Best Film winner are Ahmad Abdalla (director of "Rags and Tatters"), actress Sally Hawkins (Oscar-nommed this year for "Blue Jasmine"), film producer Lorna Tee, BAFTA winner James McAvoy (this year seen in "Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby) and Variety Chief Film Critic Scott Foundas. The festival runs October 8-19 at venues across the UK capital. More info on the »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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France Sends ‘Saint Laurent’ to Campaign For Foreign-Language Oscar Nominations

22 September 2014 4:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– Bertrand Bonello’s “Saint-Laurent,” a sultry biopic of the French famed designer, is set to represent France in the foreign-language Oscar campaign.

The movie world-premiered in competition at Cannes where it was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics.

It’s produced by Eric and Nicolas Altmayer at Mandarin Cinema and Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp, which also handled international sales. Arte Cinema et Orange Studio co-produced. Thomas Bidegain, one of the screenwriters of Jacques Audiard’s “A Prophet,”co-wrote the script with Bonello. 

Bonello’s film stars Gaspard Ulliel, Louis Garrel and Lea Seydoux. The helmer’s credits include “House of Pleasures” (then titled “House of Tolerance”) and “Tiresia,” both of which competed at Cannes.

Another pic about the designer, “Yves Saint-Laurent,” directed by Jalil Lespert, was recently released by The Weinstein Company in the States.

Bonello’s take on Saint-Laurent is, however, more controversial and revealing than Lespert’s film, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Luc And Jean-Pierre Dardenne’s 'Two Days, One Night' Is Belgium's Official Oscar Choice For Best Foreign Language Film

19 September 2014 9:23 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

She's already got one Oscar under her belt thanks to her performance in "La Vie En Rose," but most would agree Marion Cotillard has done ever better work since. She's astonishing in Jacques Audiard's "Rust And Bone," and this year she was very strong in James Gray's "The Immigrant." And while some folks are burning fires to her to get nominated for that performance (sorry, not gonna happen) this latest bit of news suggests she might not be out of the race just yet. Belgium has announced that Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne’s "Two Days, One Night" will be their official selection for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. It's a nice boost for a movie that certainly deserves more attention. Cotillard is again terrific in this "minor" effort from the Dardennes (not a slight, as a "B" movie from them is still leagues better than pretty much »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jean-Marc Vallée Still Tunes in Deep to 'Wild,' Strayed and Witherspoon (Exclusive Video)

6 September 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

It isn't every day that a director is so identified with his subject that his eyes well up with tears. Something about Cheryl Strayed's redemption and rediscovery hit deep inside Montreal director Jean-Marc Vallée, 51, who understood the impact that the loss of a parent can have on anyone, man or woman. (He lost his own mother to cancer three years ago.)  Vallée is a naturalistic director (his favorites include Clint Eastwood, Steven Soderbergh and Jacques Audiard) who is not afraid of deep emotion, extreme behavior, long takes, digital cameras or natural light. "Dallas Buyer's Club" played Toronto last year and wound up in the Oscar race, winning acting Oscars for Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto. Will history repeat with Reese Witherspoon, who persuaded Strayed to give her the movie rights to her 74-week New York Times bestseller, and hoisted a 75-pound pack ("the monster") as the writer did, hiking in »

- Anne Thompson

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Adele Haenel, Anais Demoustier and Reda Kateb Among Unifrance’s 10 Talents To Watch

25 August 2014 1:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– Adele Haenel (“Love at First Fight”), Anais Demoustier (“The New Girlfriend”) and Reda Kateb (“Lost River”) are among the 10 Talents to Watch selected by Unifrance, the French film promotion org.

The other actors and directors selected by Unifrance are actors Raphael Personnaz, Celine Salette, Gaspard Ulliel and four femmes directors Celine Sciamma, Mia Hansen-Love, and Alix Delaporte and Melanie Laurent, who is also a popular actress.

Haenel, who delivered a breakthrough performance in Katell Quillevere’s “Suzanne,”  showed her range in  Thomas Cailley’s “Love at First Fight” (“Les Combattants”), in which she played the lead actress. A fresh romantic dramedy set in an Army survival program, “Love at First Fight” proved to be Directors’ Fortnight hit, winning a record four awards.

Haenel also starred in Andre Techine’s “French Riviera” which played at Cannes in the official selection.

Demoustier made her debut at age 13 in Michael Haneke’s »

- Elsa Keslassy

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L'Etrange Festival fetes Audiard, Sion

15 August 2014 6:02 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Jacques Audiard, Sono Sion and Godfrey Reggio select films for cult festival.

The 20th edition of cult Paris film festival L’Etrange Festival (Sept 4 - 14) will feature films including The Voices by Marjane Satrapi, Let Us Prey by Brian O’Malley, The Tribe by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy and Wetlands by David Wnendt.

Asian titles include The World of Kanako by Tetsuya Nakashima, which gets its European premiere and will close the festival, Tokyo Tribe by Sono Sion, Moebius by Kim Ki-Duk and Over Your Dead Body by Takashi Miike.

Directors honoured by the festival include Jacques Audiard, Sono Sion and Godfrey Reggio, who have each programmed five films for the event, which will screen 80 films in total across 11 days.

Founder and festival director Frédéric Temps said: “We strive to show works that defy conventions and that challenges the expectations and definitions of their genres.”

The event takes place at Paris’ Forum des Halles. »

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L'Etrange Festival fetes Audiard, Sion, Reggio

15 August 2014 6:02 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Jacques Audiard, Sono Sion and Godfrey Reggio select films for cult festival.

The 20th edition of cult Paris film festival L’Etrange Festival (Sept 4 - 14) will feature films including The voices by Marjane Satrapi, Let Us Prey by Brian O’Malley, The Tribe by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy and Wetlands by David Wnendt.

Asian titles include closer The world of Kanako by Tetsuya Nakashima, which gets its European premiere, Tokyo tribe by Sono Sion, Moebius by Kim Ki-Duk and Over Your Dead Body by Takashi Miike.

Directors honoured by the festival include Jacques Audiard, Sono Sion and Godfrey Reggio, who have each programmed five films for the event, which will screen 80 films in total across eleven days.

Founder and festival director Frédéric Temps said of the festival: “We strive to show works that defy conventions and that challenges the expectations and definitions of their genres.”

The event takes place at Paris’ Forum des Halles. »

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20 Greatest Directors Of The New Millennium

18 July 2014 2:39 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Christopher Nolan

In the early 20th century, when the public’s love affair with cinema began, we were first introduced to this beguiling new art form through its stars, and this is exactly how the powers that be wanted it. When the Hollywood studios ran the film industry like a tightly controlled, upper-class bordello, the emphasis was placed on the faces you could see, the actors, and a films director existed in some theoretical dark corner of the silver screen, practicing some ethereal cinematic wizardry that the plebeian film fan could never even hope to understand. As the Hepburns’, Davis’, Borgarts’, and Gables’ of the world began to age though, and their box office power diminished, the studios were briefly forced to let the inmates run the prison, handing over the keys to the pesky directors. Suddenly, the auteur was born.

While technically speaking, Auteur Theory, the belief that a »

- Christopher Lominac

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Watch: Cotillard Seeks Help in Dardenne Brothers' Cannes Hit 'Two Days, One Night' (Trailer)

10 July 2014 7:06 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have never made a bad movie. These painstaking writer-directors carefully prepare, rehearse for three weeks before filming, and always deliver something compelling and watchable. The Dardennes first approached Marion Cotillard when they were involved in producing Jacques Audiard's "Rust and Bone." As soon as they met her they knew they wanted to work with her, they said in Cannes. The feeling was mutual. A longtime admirer of the Dardennes, Cotillard signed on first for a story about a rural doctor and then a different script inspired by true stories from the economic crisis about a working class woman. The result is the stunning "Two Days, One Night" which failed to win a prize at Cannes (which has showered the Dardennes with prizes over the years). Watch the new trailer below.  Oscar-winner Cotillard ("La Vie en Rose") manages to fold herself into this everyday woman, »

- Anne Thompson

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Alexandre Desplat to head Venice jury

23 June 2014 5:11 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Award-winning composer will chair a jury that will award the Golden Lion for best feature at the 71st Venice Film Festival.

Alexandre Desplat, the internationally renowned French film composer whose credits include The King’s Speech and Argo, has been named president of the International Jury for the Competition section of the 71st Venice International Film Festival (Aug 27 to Sept 6).

It marks the first time a film composer has been chosen to chair Venice’s Competition jury, which will comprise nine members and award the Golden Lion for Best Film and other official prizes.  

Desplat is a six-time Oscar nominee (The Queen, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The King’s Speech, Argo, and Philomena) and winner of a Golden Globe, three Césars, two European Film Awards, and a Bafta.

He has collaborated with directors such as Stephen Frears, Roman Polanski, Terrence Malick and Tom Hooper as well as Jacques Audiard, Kathryn Bigelow, [link »

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

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French Film Composer Alexandre Desplat To Head Venice Film Festival Jury

23 June 2014 4:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – French film composer Alexandre Desplat will preside the main jury of the upcoming 71st Venice Film Festival, marking the first time a musician will head the panel of jurors that gives out the fest’s Golden Lion and other top prizes.

 

Desplat, a six-time Oscar nominee whose film scores include “Argo,” “The Queen,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “The King’s Speech,” and “Philomena,” was praised by Venice artistic director Alberto Barbera as “not only one of the greatest composers of film scores today but an ardent cinephile, whose extraordinary artistic sensitivity is sustained by a profound knowledge of cinema, of its history, of its language.”

 

Desplat, whose many prizes include a Golden Globe, three Cesars, two European Film Awards, and a Bafta, has collaborated with scores of highly regarded helmers, including Roman Polanski, Terrence MalickJacques Audiard, Kathryn Bigelow, David Fincher, and Ang Lee.

“It is a great honour and »

- Nick Vivarelli

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'Crouching Tiger,' 'Howards End,' 'Talk to Her': the best of Sony Pictures Classics

16 June 2014 10:07 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Sony Pictures Classics honchos Michael Barker and Tom Bernard have been feted up one side and down the other lately. The duo celebrated 20 years of Spc in 2012 and have received awards from the Museum of the Moving Image and the Gotham Awards as of late. Tonight they will receive the Los Angeles Film Festival's Spirit of Independence Award as the love keeps pouring in. Given that we recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of Fox Searchlight — another crucial entity in the indie film space — it seemed like we were over due for a similar appreciation of Sony Classics' 22 years of output. The interesting thing, though, is that unlike Searchlight, there isn't necessarily anything outwardly identifiable about Sony Classics films as, well, "Sony Classics films." They all have a strong whiff of good taste but they don't have the heavy marketing footprint of some of the studio's contemporaries. Barker and Bernard's cinephile passion is always evident, »

- Gregory Ellwood, Guy Lodge, Kristopher Tapley

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Review: Emmanuelle Devos Shines in Biopic Violette

12 June 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Ever since her breakout role as a deaf office worker, Carla, in Jacques Audiard's audacious caper flick Read My Lips, Emmanuelle Devos has risen to become one of the top French actresses of our time, working with auteur filmmakers such as Arnaud Desplechin and Alain Resnais and rubbing shoulders with Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardeu. The thing is, I can't think of another actress who made a career out of her frumpiness more successfully than Devos. And she happens to be a favorite of mine.In Martin Provost's biopic of a post-war French writer Violette Leduc, Devos delivers another gold-star performance, again using her arguably unremarkable physical attributes as a weapon.The film starts with Violette's black market smuggler days during WWII, when she is helplessly in...

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Marion Cotillard Set To Topline Nicole Garcia’s ‘Mal de Pierres,’ Produced by Alain Attal (Exclusive)

10 June 2014 8:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Annecy– Marion Cotillard is set to topline “Mal de Pierres,” a period romance drama directed by critically-acclaimed auteur Nicole Garcia and produced by Alain Attal’s Les Productions du Tresor, one of France’s top independent film companies.

An adaptation of Milena Agus’ eponymous novel set after WWII, “Mal de Pierres” (“Mal di pietre”)  spans 20 years, following the destiny of a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another man.

A bestseller, the book has been translated in more than 15 languages.

Cotillard will play the leading role. Garcia co-wrote the script with her regular co-scribe, Jacques Fieschi.

“It’s a passion project for both Nicole and us,” Attal told Variety.” It’s a very romantic and intense story about a woman whose quest for absolute love is the essence of life, her ‘raison d’etre.’” Attal added that Cotillard was taken by the script, the »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Top Ten Most Exciting Directors Working Today

28 May 2014 9:44 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Quentin Tarantino, during his Cannes Film Festival press conference (watch it here), mentioned an email chain he was a part of where he and some friends discussed what they believed to be the ten most exciting directors working today. Among those listed he said only David Fincher and Richard Linklater where in everyone's top ten, he wasn't sure why Pedro Almodovar wasn't on everyone's list and he also qualified what he believed it meant for a director to be the "most exciting". Here's how he put it: "I think what that means is, you feel that their best work is still in front of them. That's what makes a filmmaker exciting, that's what makes you anticipate a new movie coming out. Because the new movie could be their best one. From this day on that will be the new barometer from which they're judged. We could be wrong, and their »

- Brad Brevet

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Rise of UKIP Poses Challenges for British Film and TV Folk

26 May 2014 9:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The surge in support for the U.K. Independence Party — demonstrated at the European Union election last week — may have major consequences for the British film and TV industry.

UKIP, which advocates an exit from the European Union, took first place among British parties in the EU election, the results of which were just announced. It is the first time a party other than the Conservatives or Labor Party has come first in a national election for 100 years.

The Ukip vote surged 11% to nab 27.5% of the votes cast, compared with 25.4% for Labor, and 23.9% for the Conservatives, which forms part of the coalition government with the Liberal Democrats, whose support fell 6.87%, leaving it with just 6.87% of the vote.

There is a double threat to EU membership posed by the Ukip surge. First, if Ukip wins next May’s general election, then the U.K. will definitely leave the EU. Second, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Cannes: 'Winter Sleep' Wins the Palme d'Or, Full List of Awards (Updated)

24 May 2014 10:42 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Not surprisingly, critics' fave "Winter Sleep" directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylon, won the Cannes Palme D'Or Saturday. (Our review here.) Lead contenders were Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner," starring Timothy Spall, who was the favorite to win Best Actor; Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," which won best director; the Dardennes' "Two Days, One Night," starring Best Actress contender Marion Cotillard, who was also overlooked for Jacques Audiard's "Rust & Bone." In an upset, Julianne Moore took home the prize for David Cronenberg's "Maps to the Stars," which was better received by the Europeans than the North American press. Also passed over was Anne Dorval, star of 25-year-old Xavier Dolan's "Mommy,"  which shared the jury prize with 83-year-old Jean-Luc Godard's "Goodbye to Language." Sony Pictures Classics' Michael Barker and Tom Bernard were happy, as they are releasing three of the award-winners, fest hits "Foxcatcher," "Mr. Turner" and "Leviathan, »

- Anne Thompson

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