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Diplomatic talk, part 1 by Anne-Katrin Titze

16 September 2014 5:33 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Diplomacy director Volker Schlöndorff: "This movie for me is less about the Second World War but about French German relationships." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Volker Schlöndorff talks Diplomacy (Diplomatie) with Niels Arestrup as his German General Dietrich von Choltitz and André Dussollier as Swedish consul-general Raoul Nordling. The connection between Alain Resnais' Hiroshima Mon Amour and the story of the orders to destroy 1944 Paris in Diplomacy chillingly rings true. Schlöndorff was hired to work with Alain Resnais on [film]Last Year In Marienbad[/ilm] (L'Année Dernière à Marienbad) after being an intern on Louis Malle's Zazie Dans Le Métro and he says Marguerite Duras "knew what she was talking about."

Based on Cyril Gély's play Diplomatie, which starred Arestrup and Dussollier on stage in Paris, Schlöndorff shows us an intimate portrait of two men at odds, dueling with more than their lives at stake.

Emmanuelle Riva in Hiroshima Mon Amour »

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First Photos: Pitt, Jolie In "By The Sea"

15 September 2014 1:59 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The first three photos have been released from "By the Sea," Angelina Jolie's third directorial effort which began production a few weeks ago in Malta. The project marks the first on screen re-teaming of Jolie with husband Brad Pitt since 2005's "Mr. and Mrs. Smith". EW, which published the photos, has also included a synopsis:

"Set in France during the mid-1970s, Jolie plays Vanessa, a former dancer, and Pitt is her husband Roland, an American writer. As they travel the country together, they seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper (Niels Arestrup) and hotel owner (Richard Bohringer)."

Production is slated to continue through mid-November. Universal Pictures has the worldwide rights to the film which hasn't set a release date as yet.

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- Garth Franklin

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First Look at Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in 'By the Sea'

15 September 2014 12:57 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in July, Universal Pictures acquired the worldwide rights to Angelina Jolie's third directorial effort, By the Sea, which reunites the actress with her husband Brad Pitt for the first time on screen since 2005's Mr. and Mrs. Smith. With production already under way, Entertainment Weekly has released the first three photos, featuring Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and their co-star Niels Arestrup. Check out the images below, then read on for more details from the director.

Production began September 8 in Malta, just a few weeks after Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got married after a decade-long relationship. While no plot information was given in the July report, Entertainment Weekly has revealed the first story details below.

"Set in France during the mid-1970s, Jolie plays Vanessa, a former dancer, and Pitt is her husband Roland, an American writer. As they travel the country together, they seem to be growing apart, »

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First Look at Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in 'By the Sea'

15 September 2014 12:17 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

We learned back in July, Angelina Jolie's next project following this December's Unbroken would be a smaller film in which she would star opposite hubby Brad Pitt and now Entertainment Weekly brings us the above first picture from By the Sea as well as this more detailed synopsis and word Niels Arestrup (A Prophet) and Richard Bohringer co-star: Set in France during the mid-1970s, Jolie plays Vanessa, a former dancer, and Pitt is her husband Roland, an American writer. As they travel the country together, they seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/cafe-keeper (Arestrup, pictured below) and hotel owner (Bohringer). EW doesn't know for sure, but suggests the film may have taken inspiration from the Emily Dickinson poem of the same name. Jolie, »

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First Look at Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in 'By The Sea'

15 September 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

By The Sea will be the third Angelina Jolie joint when it comes out. She's writing, directing, producing, and starring in it. In the Land of Blood and Honey and this December's Unbroken are the other two.

This one is also her first time being on screen with her now-husband Brad Pitt since Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2005. Not a lot was known about the project, even though it started shooting on the 8th of this month. Universal will eventually distribute the movie, but hasn't set a release date yet. Since, you know, it's not a superhero franchise. Now we know a bit more because Entertainment Weekly got the details and first look photos of a very moody looking romance/drama.

Set in France during the mid-1970s, Jolie plays Vanessa, a former dancer, and Pitt is her husband Roland, an American writer. As they travel the country together, they seem to be growing apart, »

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First Look: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt In 'By The Sea'

15 September 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It looks like there are now two Angelina Jolie Oscar campaigns we have to think about.  There's her WWII survivor story "Unbroken" coming in December, but the actress/director/screenwriter is already at work on her next movie "By The Sea," co-starring new husband Brad Pitt. And after only a week of shooting, the first images have arrived. And even more, there are some plot details as well. Here's the synopsis via EW:  Set in France during the mid-1970s, Jolie plays Vanessa, a former dancer, and Pitt is her husband Roland, an American writer. As they travel the country together, they seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper (War Horse and A Prophet‘s Niels Arestrup, pictured below) and hotel owner (Richard Bohringer, The Cook, »

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First By The Sea Images Reveal Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt as a Married Couple

15 September 2014 11:13 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Newlyweds Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are revealed as a not-so-happily-married couple onscreen in the very first By the Sea images from their new film.  Jolie wrote, produces, and is directing the feature, which takes place in 1970s France and revolves around a marriage that’s collapsing on itself.  Jolie plays a former dancer and Pitt plays an American writer, and the story finds the disenchanted couple growing closer together in a quiet seaside town as they meet its inhabitants and begin sharing stories.  Cinematographer Christian Berger (The White Ribbon) is shooting the film using mostly natural light, and the supporting cast includes Niels Arestrup (War Horse) and Richard Bohringer (The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover). Check out the first By the Sea images after the jump, along with an explanation from Jolie as to why she chose to set the film in the 1970s.  The pic »

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First Look: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt swept away in romantic drama 'By the Sea'

15 September 2014 10:17 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

“But no man moved me till the tide / 
Went past my simple shoe /And past my apron and my belt /
And past my bodice too / And made as he would eat me up / 
As wholly as a dew…”

Whether or not this poem by Emily Dickinson, published under the title By the Sea, served as inspiration for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s new film of the same name, the spirit seems to match up with its story of a woman caught in an undertow of passion and rejuvenation while visiting a seaside village with her husband.

By the Sea »

- Anthony Breznican

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The art of adaptation by Anne-Katrin Titze

14 September 2014 8:46 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Diplomacy director Volker Schlöndorff with Anne-Katrin Titze at Lincoln Center on Anton Corbijn's A Most Wanted Man: "Actually, I always compared Niels Arestrup to Philip Seymour Hoffman." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

At the 2014 Telluride Film Festival, Volker Schlöndorff was awarded the Silver Medallion and Diplomacy (Diplomatie), starring Niels Arestrup and André Dussollier was screened, as well as Billy, How Did You Do It? (Billy Wilder, Wie Haben Sie's Gemacht?) and Baal starring Rainer Werner Fassbinder. In New York, we discussed his adaptations from The Tin Drum by Günter Grass to Cyril Gely's play Diplomatie and dubbing Dustin Hoffman in German with Otto Sander in Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman. Working with Sam Shepard on Voyager, Arestrup's correspondence with Philip Seymour Hoffman in Anton Corbijn's A Most Wanted Man, Bertrand Tavernier's The French Minister and Ralph Fiennes' Max Frisch desires are explored.

Anne-Katrin Titze: As far as adaptations are concerned, »

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Jerusalem presents 'fresh' doc stories

10 July 2014 11:24 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A trip by Israeli reggae producers to Jamaica, Final Solution architect Heinrich Himmler, new immigrant angst and a pit ball rescue centre are among the many worlds explored in this year’s Israeli Documentary Competition.

“We were focused on both the film language and the subject matter. We wanted films that were both fresh in the way they were shot but also challenging socially or intellectually,” says filmmaker Anat Zuria, who was on the festivals four-person selection committee for documentaries.

The 15-title selection kicks off today with a sold-out premiere screening of filmmaker and journalist Uri Misgav’s Life of Poetry: The Story of Avraham Halfi [pictured].

Combining interviews with friends and archive footage, the picture explores the life of the publicity shy late poet, described by Misgav as an “anonymous hero”, whose work Adorned Is Your Forehead formed the basis for one of Israel’s most popular Hebrew songs.

Other contenders include Yossi Aviram’s The Polgar »

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Jerusalem presents 'fresh' documentary stories

10 July 2014 11:24 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A trip by Israeli reggae producers to Jamaica, Final Solution architect Heinrich Himmler, new immigrant angst and a pit ball rescue centre are among the many worlds explored in this year’s Israeli Documentary Competition.

“We were focused on both the film language and the subject matter. We wanted films that were both fresh in the way they were shot but also challenging socially or intellectually,” says filmmaker Anat Zuria, who was on the festivals four-person selection committee for documentaries.

The 15-title selection kicks off today with a sold-out premiere screening of filmmaker and journalist Uri Misgav’s Life of Poetry: The Story of Avraham Halfi [pictured].

Combining interviews with friends and archive footage, the picture explores the life of the publicity shy late poet, described by Misgav as an “anonymous hero”, whose work Adorned Is Your Forehead formed the basis for one of Israel’s most popular Hebrew songs.

Other contenders include Yossi Aviram’s The Polgar »

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Antonin Baudry and Bertrand Tavernier in conversation on Weapons of Mass Diplomacy and The French Minister (Quai d’Orsay)

3 July 2014 2:21 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Edmund White and Frank Rich with Antonin Baudry at Quai d’Orsay - Weapons of Mass Diplomacy Drawing The Line at McNally Jackson in New York: "I remember it was really like being in film school."

Bertrand Tavernier's The French Minister (Quai D’Orsay) stars Thierry Lhermitte, Raphaël Personnaz, Niels Arestrup and Anaïs Demoustier, with Jane Birkin impersonating a version of Toni Morrison and Julie Gayet as a potent advisor.

Eric Rohmer, Jean-Luc Godard and going beyond Mel Brooks with Frankenstein and the Seven Dwarfs are discussed in the second half of my conversation with Bertrand Tavernier and Antonin Baudry.

At McNally Jackson Books in New York, two days before July 4, Edmund White and Frank Rich were discussing Drawing The Line with Antonin Baudry. Here is a highlight.

Weapons of Mass Diplomacy Drawing The Line invitation

Anne-Katrin Titze: The past times we spoke, Bertrand Tavernier was always in the room. »

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Antonin Baudry and Bertrand Tavernier in conversation on Weapons of Mass Diplomacy and The French Minister (Quai d’Orsay)

29 June 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Antonin Baudry with Bertrand Tavernier on The French Minister (Quai d’Orsay): "I fell in love immediately with Antonin's book, because it was dealing with politics in, for me, the best way possible." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

I met up in New York with Bertrand Tavernier and Antonin Baudry, who co-wrote the screenplay for The French Minister (Quai d’Orsay), based on Baudry's (aka Abel Lanzac) autobiographic graphic novel about his adventures as a speech writer in the French Ministry. The film stars Thierry Lhermitte, Raphaël Personnaz and Niels Arestrup who at times seem to channel the working methods of Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday or the serious madness surrounding Peter Sellers in The Party. Howard Hawks, Billy Wilder, Blake Edwards, Jacques Becker, Stanley Kubrick and John Ford pop up in precise reference throughout the conversation.

Thierry Lhermitte as Alexandre Taillard de Worms with Raphaël Personnaz »

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"You Will" Want To Have Some Wine Handy For This

27 June 2014 1:09 AM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

At a beautiful vineyard in Southern France, wine-maker Paul de Marseul (Niels Arestrup) is looking for an heir worthy of taking over the family business. He is unsure that his son Martin (Lorant Deutsch), who still lives on the property with his wife, is up to the task. When his estate manager Francois Amelot (Patrick Chesnais) falls ill and receives a terminal diagnosis from his doctor, Francois’ son Philippe (Nicolas Bidet) comes home to say goodbye to his father and inadvertently attracts the attention of Paul with his wine-making skills. Paul becomes obsessed with grooming Philippe to be his successor and the son he always wanted while also pushing Martin away emotionally and questioning his manhood.

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Cannes: Zeitgeist Films Picks up U.S. Rights To Volker Schlondorff’s ‘Diplomacy’ (Exclusive)

21 May 2014 11:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes–  New York-based distributor Zeitgeist Films has acquired U.S. rights to Volker Schlondorff’s historical drama “Diplomacy” from Gaumont. 

Taking place on the day Paris was liberated by the Allies, “Diplomacy” chronicles the tense confrontation between the Swedish ambassador (Andre Dussollier, “Same Old Song”) and the German military governor of Paris, Dietrich von Choltitz (Niels Arestrup, “A Prophet”). The latter was ordered by Adolf Hitler to blow up the city, but he chose to ignore the Fuhrer’s command after being convinced by the ambassador.

“Diplomacy,” which Gaumont has has now nearly sold worldwide, is produced by Marc de Bayser and Frank Le Wita at Gaul’s Film Oblige.

“Diplomacy” world-premiered at the Berlinale’s Special Gala section and garnered strong reviews. Variety’s Scott Foundas described the film as “passionate, engaging and emotional in its depiction of the relationship between Dietrich von Cholitz, the German military governor of occupied Paris, »

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Exclusive: Politicians Are Hard At Work Or Hardly Working In Clip From Bertrand Tavernier's 'The French Minister'

21 March 2014 7:01 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier has taken audiences everywhere, from the world of American jazz ("Round Midnight") to the drama of the 16th century ("The Princess Of Montpensier"), and his latest finds a new world, behind the closed doors of the political sphere, and in the comedic "The French Minister," no one is spared. Starring Thierry Lhermitte, Raphaël Personnaz, Niels Arestrup, Bruno Raffaelli, Julie Gayet and Anaïs Demoustier, the film tells the story of the fictional Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexandre Taillard de Vorms, who juggles American neo-cons, corrupt Russians and the opportunistic Chinese all while his useless speech writer tries to keep up with the whirling dervish of personalities around him. In this exclusive clip, we see how things can turn on a dime in the political world. "The French Minister" opens today in limited release and is available on VOD. Watch below. »

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Interview with Bertrand Tavernier about Quai D'Orsay

13 March 2014 8:16 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Niels Arestrup to Bertrand Tavernier on Claude Maupas in Quai D'Orsay: "You ask me to play a very introverted, soft spoken guy and I am the opposite." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Bertrand Tavernier's The French Minister (Quai D’Orsay) starring Thierry Lhermitte, Raphaël Personnaz, Niels Arestrup and Anaïs Demoustier, with Jane Birkin impersonating a version of Toni Morrison and Julie Gayet as a potent advisor, is the closing night film of New York's Rendez-Vous with French Cinema.

We discussed the importance of rhythm for his film, how Billy Wilder and Jacques Becker set a mood, the working relationship with writers Christophe Blain and Cultural Counselor to the French Embassy Antonin Baudry, Arestrup's dedication, and the decision to not watch films when making one. Tavernier also gave me insight into how he created the unequaled complexity of character with Philippe Noiret and Isabelle Huppert in Coup De Torchon.

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Article about the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York

4 March 2014 1:37 PM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Bertrand Tavernier on The French Minister (Quai d’Orsay): "I tell them not to play it as comedy and it will be funny." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The opening night of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York at the Paris Theatre will bring us Catherine Deneuve's exceptional performance in Emmanuelle Bercot's On My Way. Bertrand Tavernier's wildly diplomatic The French Minister (Quai D’Orsay), based on Antonin Baudry’s graphic novels, starring Raphaël Personnaz, Thierry Lhermitte with Julie Gayet, Jane Birkin and Niels Arestrup closes the festival. Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Devos in If You Don't, I Will (Arrête Ou Je Continue) directed by Sophie Fillières, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal in Michel Spinosa's His Wife (Son Épouse), Katell Quillévéré's Suzanne with Sara Forestier, François Damiens, Adèle Haenel and Paul Hamy are some of the other highlights of UniFrance and the Film Society of »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Cesars: Me, Myself and Mum wins best film

3 March 2014 5:05 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Roman Polanski wins best director; Blue Is the Warmest Colour’s Adèle Exarchopoulos wins best female newcomer.Scroll down for full list of winners

Guillaume Gallienne’s semi autobiographical comedy Me, Myself and Mum (Les Garcons et Guillaume, à table) won in five categories in the French Césars on Friday evening, including best film.

Actor-director Gallienne’s directorial debut, revolving around his relationship with his mother and her assumption he was gay as a child, also won best first film, best adaptation and best editing. Gallienne also won best actor.

Gallienne, is currently hitting international screens in Jalil Lespert’s Yves Saint Laurent in the role of the fashion designer’s partner Pierre Bergé. He will be in London next week alongside Pierre Niney, who plays Yves Saint Laurent, and Lespert for a special screening at the Institut Francais.

Roman Polanski won best director for his psychosexual comedy Venus in Fur.

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Diary piece about the Glasgow Film Festival 2014.

3 March 2014 1:41 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

The Under The Skin cast and crew on the red carpet. Photo: Stuart Crawford

Friday was the day of the César Awards, so it made sense that it should begin with a screening of Quai D'Orsay at the Glasgow Film Festival. The biting French political satire would go on to help Niels Arestrup win a Best Supporting Actor gong, and President Hollande was probably counting his blessings when its star Julie Gayet, with whom he had an affair (and, more scandalously, got caught) missed out on Best Supporting Actress. A sort of Gallic In The Loop, this film could well help to revive the French film industry, which has struggled over the past year, due to it added real life political cachet.

Lauren Mayberry introducing The Punk Singer. Photo: Stuart Crawford

Also screening on Friday were Tangerines, a portrait of an Abkhazian village caught in the throes of war, and »

- Jennie Kermode

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