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19 items from 2016


Celina Murga, Alejandro Fernandez Almendras, Aly Muritiba Set for San Sebastian’s 5th Co-Production Forum

17 August 2016 12:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid — Celina Murga’s “Irene,” Alejandro Fernandez Almendras’s “Una periodista” and Aly Muritiba’s “Blood-Drenched Beard” are set for San Sebastian Fest’s 5th Europe Latin America Co-Production Forum, now firmly established as one of Europe’s main industry gatherings for high-profile Latin American arthouse talent.

Also in the mix: “Panza de Burro,” a calling card for Peru’s fast organizing film industry; “La Civil,” the fiction feature debut from Teodora Ana Mihai, whose “Waiting For August” won best documentary at HotDocs and Karlovy Vary; and new projects by name directors such as Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia, directors of the Venice, Sundance and Berlin-selected “H,” Sandra Gugliotta , with “Suicidios telefonicos,” an expose of big business mobbing; and Jose Luis Torres Leiva’s terminal illness-themed “Vendra la muerte y tendra tus ojos.”

Producers at the Forum will include Andres Longares, whose company credits at Cepa Audiovisual range from “The »

- John Hopewell and Emiliano De Pablos

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1960s Icon Jane Birkin to Be Celebrated by Locarno Film Festival

14 July 2016 4:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — Jane Birkin, the British actress, singer and muse known for roles in films by Michelangelo Antonioni, Jean-Luc Godard, and Agnes Varda, among others – as well as for the Birkin Bag by Hermes – will be celebrated by the upcoming Locarno Film Festival.

Birkin, 69, is expected to attend the Swiss fest dedicated to indie and auteur cinema, which in a statement hailed her as “a transgressive voice, persona and epitome of panache in the 1960s.”

Her career took off when she was 20 with Antonioni’s “Blow Up,” in which she played a nude model.  She followed that up with films by Jacques Rivette, Godard, Varda, and Alain Resnais, among others.

Birkin is also famous for her 1969 duet with French singer Serge Gainsbourg, her husband at the time, in the worldwide hit “Je t’aime…moi non plus.” The song segued into a film with the same title, directed by Gainsbourg.

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- Nick Vivarelli

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Looking For (But Never Really Finding) Anna Karina in New York

6 July 2016 6:16 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

All of my fantasies about meeting and talking to Anna Karina have been set in France, at her home, under constant worry of arrest, having just knocked on her door without an invitation. I ask her questions and she answers them all with tears in her eyes: "What was it like to act for Jean-Luc Godard, the man you loved, even when you were fighting like cats and dogs, even when he broke your heart? And how, in God's good name, did you manage to create performances that never age, that show no sign of origin, no influence, that absolutely confound me in the best possible way? How did you do it?” These fantasies found nourishment in the assumption that the icon of the French New Wave was fairly reclusive, not wanting to be bothered, certainly not wanting to talk anymore about those films, that time, that man. So imagine »

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"Masculin Féminin" Musique

20 June 2016 7:33 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The new 2K digitization and restoration of Jean-Luc Godard's Masculin Féminin (1966) that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival is exclusively playing on Mubi in most countries around the world May 22 - June 21, 2016.Over opening credit titles that proclaim the film to be a French production, the “La Marseillaise,” the French national anthem, is heard being whistled off-screen. Then, spelt out with grating gunshots, the film’s title: Ma – Scu – Lin FÉMININ: 15 Faits PRÉCIS.It’s Paris. 1965. Sex, violence, revolution—change is in the air. Two youths, one male and one female, meet in a small cafe and begin a love affair. Paul (Jean-Pierre Léaud) is a passionate idealist who is driven by poetry and literature and is becoming increasingly indignant with the commercialization (read: Americanization) of the world around him. Madeline (Chantal Goya) is a hard worker who has a stable job at a magazine and is pursuing her »

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On my radar: Charlotte Gainsbourg’s cultural highlights

19 June 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The actor and singer on Edgar Degas, a great documentary about Nina Simone, Budapest’s brilliant Turkish baths and Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes

The daughter of the English actor and singer Jane Birkin and the French musician Serge Gainsbourg, Charlotte Gainsbourg was born in London in 1971 and raised in Paris. She was awarded the César award for most promising actress in 1986, and for best supporting actress in 2000. After roles including Jane Eyre (1996) and I’m Not There (2007), she starred in Lars von Trier’s Antichrist (for which she won best actress at the 2009 Cannes film festival), Melancholia and Nymphomaniac. Her albums 5:55, Irm and Stage Whisper were released between 2006 and 2011. She now stars in Independence Day: Resurgence, out on Thursday.

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- Kathryn Bromwich

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Anna Karina Reflects on Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Rivette, Serge Gainsbourg, and Not Being a Muse

4 May 2016 11:54 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

I know just how hagiographic it sounds when I say, and nevertheless say with full sincerity, that being in Anna Karina’s presence is sort of a shocking thing. The French New Wave’s feminine icon — perhaps the screen icon of ‘60s cinema, period, at least if her recent immortalization in innumerable GIFs could count for anything — has often seemed inscrutable: as quick-witted as she is goofy, as likely to indulge in cartoonish physical gestures as she is to display her preternatural beauty, and always hiding something behind the eyes. With that perception established, you might understand why, as she walked down the steps of BAMcinématek’s theater 3 for a Q & A following Jean-Luc Godard’s A Woman Is a Woman, the seemingly innocuous figure almost immediately elicited this thought from myself and, I’d imagine, several others: “Holy shit — that’s Anna Karina.”

That feeling will soon dissipate — not »

- Nick Newman

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Cannes 2016: Full jury announced

25 April 2016 10:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Today, the full jury for the 69th Cannes Film Festival was announced. The announcement comes after George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) was confirmed to head up the jury for this year’s festival, which kicks off in the south of France in just a couple of weeks.

Joining Miller are:

Arnaud Desplechin (Director, Writer – France), Kirsten Dunst (Actress – United States), Valeria Golino (Actress, Director, Writer, Producer – Italia), Mads Mikkelsen (Actor – Denmark), László Nemes (Director, Writer – Hungaria), Vanessa Paradis (Actress, Singer- France) ,Katayoon Shahabi (Producer – Iran), and Donald Sutherland (Actor – Canada).

Keep it Thn over the newxt few weeks for extensive Cannes coverage, which kicks off from May 11th, 2016.

Here’s the full press release.

Cannes has always sought to adopt a universal and international approach, and in tune with this tradition, George Miller will be surrounded by eight luminaries of world cinema, from Iran, Denmark, United States, Italia, France, »

- Paul Heath

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Cannes reveals Competition jury

25 April 2016 10:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Donald Sutherland, Arnaud Desplechin, Vanessa Paradis among those to join president George Miller.

The 69th Cannes Film Festival jury, presided over by Mad Max director George Miller, will be made up of eight luminaries of world cinema, from Iran, Denmark, United States, Italy, France, Canada and Hungary.

The jury, made up of four women and four men, will comprise a collection of directors, actors and writers. They will decide on the prizes for the 21 films in Competition.

The jury:

George Miller – President

(Director, Writer, Producer – Australia)

Arnaud Desplechin (Director, Writer – France)

Kirsten Dunst (Actress– United States)

Valeria Golino (Actress, Director, Writer, Producer – Italia)

Mads Mikkelsen (Actor – Denmark)

László Nemes (Director, Writer – Hungaria)

Vanessa Paradis (Actress, Singer – France)

Katayoon Shahabi (Producer – Iran)

Donald Sutherland (Actor – Canada)

Arnaud Desplechin, Director, Writer (France)

Arnaud Desplechin became an official competitor at Cannes with The Sentinel, his first feature film. He then made My Sex Life… or How I Got »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Cannes reveals 2016 jury

25 April 2016 10:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Donald Sutherland, Arnaud Desplechin, Vanessa Paradis among those to join president George Miller.

The 69th Cannes Film Festival, presided over by Mad Max director George Miller, will comprise eight luminaries of world cinema, from Iran, Denmark, United States, Italy, France, Canada and Hungary.

The jury, made up of four women and four men, comprises directors, actors and writers.

The jury:

George Miller – President

(Director, Writer, Producer – Australia)

Arnaud Desplechin (Director, Writer – France)

Kirsten Dunst (Actress– United States)

Valeria Golino (Actress, Director, Writer, Producer – Italia)

Mads Mikkelsen (Actor – Denmark)

László Nemes (Director, Writer – Hungaria)

Vanessa Paradis (Actress, Singer – France)

Katayoon Shahabi (Producer – Iran)

Donald Sutherland (Actor – Canada)

Arnaud Desplechin, Director, Writer (France)

Arnaud Desplechin became an official competitor at Cannes with The Sentinel, his first feature film. He then made My Sex Life… or How I Got into an Argument, which introduced a new generation of actors. The artists in his films have regularly been awarded the most »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Cannes 2016 Reveals Competition Jury With George Miller, Kirsten Dunst, Mads Mikkelsen & More

25 April 2016 10:06 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

We have what should now be the full line-up for the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, featuring many of our most-anticipated films of the year. Coming next in line is the announcement of the competition jury, which director George Miller will be presiding over, returning to Cannes after delivering one of the best films of the festival last year, Mad Max: Fury Road.

Made up of four women and five men, they include Arnaud Desplechin (returning after last year’s My Golden Days), Kristen Dunst, Italian actress Valeria Golino, Mad Mikkelsen (Cannes Best Actor winner for The Hunt), Grand Prix-winning Son of Saul director László Nemes, actress/singer Vanessa Paradis, Iranian producer Katayoon Shahabi, as well as actor Donald Sutherland. Check out their biographies below as we look forward to seeing what they award the Palme d’Or, and beyond.

Arnaud Desplechin, Director, Writer (France)

Arnaud Desplechin became an official competitor at Cannes with The Sentinel, »

- Jordan Raup

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2 Films by Agnes Varda Starring Jane Birkin | Blu-ray Review

8 March 2016 10:30 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

One of the best double features you could treat yourself to this year would be a back-to-back viewing of two Agnes Varda films starring Jane Birkin, rescued from obscurity in 2015 thanks to Cinelicious Pics. Both released originally in 1988, the imaginary bio-pic Jane B. Par Agnes V. and the provocative fictional narrative Kung-Fu Master! are available on a lovingly restored disc set (as the playful Venn diagram cover art implies, the titles are more inextricably connected than initially seems apparent). Both titles received a theatrical release at New York’s Lincoln Center, followed by a VOD release.

Jane B. Par Agnes V.

A playful exploration of the multi-faceted actress, singer, and icon Jane Birkin as she balances career choices and motherhood long after the initial scandals that brought her international attention. Filmed in tandem with their other collaboration, the fictional narrative Kung Fu Master!, both titles were released theatrically in 1988 when »

- Nicholas Bell

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Recommended Discs & Deals of the Week: ‘Macbeth,’ ‘Paris Belongs to Us,’ ‘The Forbidden Room,’ and More

8 March 2016 9:12 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

The Forbidden Room (Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson)

Dense and lacking the playful quality of his more straightforward work, this represents a new multi-narrative direction for Maddin, and a kind of rabbit hole. Working within the art world verses the film world, Maddin’s work, style and influences have a tremendous amount of power applicable to cinema within the space of a gallery installation. Night Mayor, his first collaboration with the Nfb, fictionalized the tension between the Nfb’s mission and government controls, »

- TFS Staff

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Revolt of the Slaves

29 February 2016 4:59 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Let's give a cheer for the lowly sword 'n' sandal epic. This persecution and torture spectacle also takes in the martyrdom of Saint Sebastian. The impressively mounted Italian-Spanish production stars Rhonda Fleming, Fernando Rey, Wandisa Guida, and as the slimy villain, none other than Serge Gainsbourg. Revolt of the Slaves MGM Limited Edition Collection 1960 / Color / 2:35 enhanced widescreen (Totalscope) / 103 min. / La rivolta degli schiavi / Street Date February 16, 2016 / available through Screen Archives Entertainment / 19.98 Starring Rhonda Fleming, Lang Jeffries, Darío Moreno, Ettore Manni, Wandisa Guida, Gino Cervi, Fernando Rey, Serge Gainsbourg, José Nieto, Benno Hoffmann, Rainer Penkert, Antonio Casas, Vanoye Aikens, Dolores Francine, Burt Nelson, Julio Peña . Cinematography Cecilio Paniagua Film Editor Eraldo Da Roma Original Music Angelo Francesco Lavagnino Written by Stefano Strucchi, Duccio Tessari, Daniel Mainwearing from the novel 'Fabiola' by Nicholas Patrick Wiseman Produced by Paolo Moffa Directed by Nunzio Malasomma

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

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- Glenn Erickson

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NYC Weekend Watch: Birkin & Gainsbourg, Michael Mann, Vertov & More

4 February 2016 9:47 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

The second weekend of “Jane and Charlotte Forever” offers two from Varda, a rare Rivette picture, Serge Gainsbourg’s tribute to his daughter, Zeffirelli‘s Jane Eyre, and a Bertrand Tavernier title, among others.

Museum of Modern Art

Lubitsch, Clair, and Griffith wrap up “Modern ‘Matinees’: Fashionably Late.”

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- Nick Newman

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Like Mother, Like Daughter: Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg Talk Risk-Taking at Opening of New Retrospective

2 February 2016 1:10 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Over the weekend, the Film Society of Lincoln Center began a 10-day retrospective highlighting the careers of Jane Birkin and her daughter, Charlotte Gainsbourg. Entitled "Charlotte and Jane Forever," the retrospective features 19 films, spans five decades and includes works by some of the most renowned international directors of all time, such as Lars von Trier, Jacques Doillon and Serge Gainsbourg, Charlotte's late father. In the opening night discussion moderated by Dennis Lim, Fslc's Director of Programming, both Birkin and Gainsbourg appeared on stage to lead the audience through a reflection on their respective careers. The actresses revealed in-depth details about some of their most identifiable works and collaborations, as well as their own personal relationships, to fear when it comes to acting. Check out some of the best highlights from the discussion below. Read More: Exclusive: Jane Birkin Sings In Clip From Agnes Varda's 'Kung-Fu Master!' "La »

- Lauren Townsend

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Immortal images by Anne-Katrin Titze

2 February 2016 6:15 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Jane Birkin on Jacques Rivette: "I went to see Céline et Julie vont en bateau." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin are being celebrated in New York with 19 films and a series of conversations. After a screening of Agnès Varda's Jane B. Par Agnès V., Birkin spoke about working with Jacques Rivette on L’Amour Par Terre with Geraldine Chaplin, 36 Vues Du Pic Saint Loup, La Belle Noiseuse with Michel Piccoli, and taxidermy.

Claude Miller's L'Effrontée; Michel Gondry's The Science Of Sleep (La Science Des Rêves); Andrew Birkin's The Cement Garden; Yvan Attal's My Wife Is An Actress (Ma Femme Est Une Actrice); Birkin's Boxes (Les Boites); Claude Miller's The Little Thief (La Petite Voleuse); Varda's Kung Fu Master! (Le Petit Amour); Serge Gainsbourg's Charlotte For Ever; Jacques Doillon's The Prodigal Daughter (La Fille Prodigue); Bertrand Tavernier's Daddy Nostalgia »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Koyaanisqatsi,’ ‘The Shining’ Remix, Agnès Varda, Coen Brothers & More

28 January 2016 8:28 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Museum of the Moving Image

Koyaanisqatsi kicks off “See It Big! Documentary” on Friday. Saturday brings the follow-up, Powaqqatsi, as well as Robert Flaherty‘s Louisiana Story. Close out Reggio’s trilogy with a Sunday screening of Naqoyatsi.

Labyrinth screens on Sunday, but is currently listed as being sold-out.

Spectacle

You’ve probably heard about The »

- Nick Newman

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Daily | “Jane and Charlotte Forever”

28 January 2016 12:02 PM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

"Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg are, without question, the most provocative distaff screen-acting dynasty of any era or nation," argues Melissa Anderson in the Voice. The occasion is "Jane and Charlotte Forever," a series running at the Film Society of Lincoln Center from tomorrow through February 7. We're collecting interviews with the two actresses as well as notes on Serge Gainsbourg's Je t’aime moi non plus and Charlotte For Ever; Agnès Varda's Jane B. par Agnès V. and Kung Fu Master!; and Michel Gondry's The Science of Sleep. » - David Hudson »

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Anna Karina on love, cinema and being Jean-Luc Godard's muse: 'I didn’t want to be alive any more'

21 January 2016 9:05 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

After her career-defining work with the French director, the actor went on to collaborate with Serge Gainsbourg, write novels and record two albums. She talks about a life of intense highs and lows ...

I love the scene in Jean-Luc Godard’s Bande à Part where the stars dance the Madison inside a Paris cafe. I love its ramshackle energy and insouciant charm; its handclaps and its finger-clicks and the way that Godard keeps cutting the music, like a demented DJ, to tell us what each character is thinking at that precise moment. Godard was brilliant at creating such mischief. He liked lifting the bonnet to expose a film’s engine. He showed us the fictions and frictions behind the action on screen.

Back in the day, Anna Karina was Godard’s inspiration: his private passion and his public play-thing (and sometimes vice-versa). The pair married in 1961, divorced in 1965 and made eight films together, »

- Xan Brooks

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