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Frontières unveils Brussels line-up

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Frontières unveils Brussels line-up
Third European edition of genre co-production market to feature new projects from Baskin’s Can Evrenol [pictured] and Doc Of The Dead’s Alexandre Philippe.Scroll down for full line-up

Frontières International Co-Production Market has unveiled the full line-up for its third European edition.

Taking place at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (Bifff) from March 30-April 1, Frontières will showcase 20 projects from the likes of Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Turkey and the UK.

A total of 20 projects were selected from a record number of submissions new projects from Baskin’s Can Evrenol, Doc Of The Dead’s Alexandre Philippe, Go Down Death’s Aaron Schimberg and I Sell The Dead’s Glenn McQuaid.

Giles Daoust (Starry Eyes), Amy Darling (Violent), François Cognard (The Strange Color Of Your Body’s Tears) and Glass Eye Pix’s Larry Fessenden and Peter Phok are among the producers showcasing new projects in Brussels.

Frontières has also picked Amanda Kramer’s Drain You, executive
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That Man From Rio & Up To His Ears | Blu-ray Review

Two of director Philippe de Broca’s earliest renowned titles get new restorations and are available for the first time on Blu-ray, That Man From Rio (1964) and Up to His Ears (1965), the first two titles from a loose James Bond spoof trilogy featuring Jean-Paul Belmondo. Certainly ahead of his time, de Broca’s amusing adventure films are much more than the kind of lowbrow entertainment that would come to typify the genre known as spoof, and this became a notable inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones films, particularly 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Inspired by the adventures of Belgian cartoonist Herge’s Tintin adventures (which also provided the basis for a 2011 Steven Spielberg adaptation), a prized Amazonian statue is stolen from a Parisian museum. Three such statues left South American on an expedition that involved the late father of Agnes (Francoise Dorleac) and and two colleagues. Professor Catalan
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The Forgotten: René Clément's "The Deadly Trap" (1971)

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The late films of René Clément are even more neglected than the early and middle films of René Clément, which is to say, very neglected indeed. Falling somewhat between the generation of Jean Renoir and that of the nouvelle vague, he may have been seen as a dangerous professional rival, but he certainly was no friend to the emerging Cahiers du cinema cinephiles, declaring at the time of Fahrenheit 451's production that each Truffaut film was worse than the one before.

Almost effaced from film history apart from a couple of unavoidably impressive titles, Clément remains a stylish professional whose devotion to the thriller genre would have been considered admirable if he were American, but sits awkwardly with our expectations of French cinema: we have room for Henri-Georges Clouzot and Jean-Pierre Melville only.

Clément's last four films are all twisty thrillers, the kind of films that spend ages setting
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The Bride Wore Black | Blu-Ray Review

Nearly two decades into a career that has since spanned nearly seven, Jeanne Moreau had already worked under the direction of Godard, Malle, Welles, Antonioni, Demy, Ophüls, Frankenheimer and Buñuel, among others, by the time she collaborated again with François Truffaut, who had previously helped make her a star with Jules and Jim. Their third collaboration (the first being 400 Blows), The Bride Wore Black, a psycho-thriller inspired by the work of his hero Alfred Hitchcock again put her in the spotlight, this time as a vengeful seductress to which Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman’s Bride of Kill Bill is much indebted to (though the homage crazed auteur claims to have never seen the film). With incredible bipolar turns, Moreau plays Julie Kohler, a widow on a mission to take revenge on the five men (including Claude Rich, Michel Bouquet, Michael Lonsdale, Daniel Boulanger and Charles Denner) responsible for the death of her husband.
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Breathless Review d: Jean-Luc Godard

À Bout De Souffle / Breathless (1960) Direction: Jean-Luc Godard Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Jean-Pierre Melville Screenplay: Jean-Luc Godard; from a story by François Truffaut Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Breathless By Dan Schneider of Cosmoetica The fact that an artist writes boringly to convey boredom, or childishly to convey puerility, has no effect on the resultant work being neither boring nor puerile. Self-awareness of a flaw does not alleviate the flaw. For that to not be true, intent in art would have to matter. In other words, all art would necessarily have to be accompanied by a detailed explanation of itself and its conception by the artist, something that in turn would render worthless the idea of art as its own best explanation. As a result, the very essence of the artwork would be diminished. Yet, in recent decades there has been the reflexive notion, usually tossed about by
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Competition: Breathless – DVD Competition

This is a Pure Movies competition for Breathless, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, written by François Truffaut and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Jean-Pierre Melville, Henri-Jacques Huet, Van Doude and Claude Mansard. Based on a story by François Truffaut and photographed by New Wave legend Raoul Coutard, with no less a crime specialist than Claude Chabrol as technical advisor, Godard’s jazzy riff on American Film Noir features iconic performances from Belmondo, as the on-the-run Bogart-inspired small-time hood, and Seberg as his Herald Tribune-hawking American student girlfriend, who ultimately betrays him. With a pace that’s non-stop, Breathless reinvented the grammar of movies and almost instantly changed the course of international filmmaking. With Godard still going strong and about to release a new film: Socialisme, let’s celebrate where it all began, with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg effortlessly stylish and in love in Paris, in the coolest film ever made.
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