19 items from 2012
As the 56th London Film Festival neared its close, the awards ceremony kicked off with our man London Film Fanatiq in the house for Blogomatic3000. The red carpet saw many representatives of this year’s nominees greet the crowds and discuss their work with the press. Several jury members, including Tom Hiddleston and Olivia Colman also came out to pay tribute to the talent behind some of the festival’s finest features.
Check out all the red carpet pictures from the event and a full list of winners below:
Best Film Award
Rust and Bone, Jacques Audiard, France/Belgium After Lucia, Michel Franco, Mexico End of Watch, David Ayer, USA Everyday, Michael Winterbottom, UK Fill The Void, Rama Burshtein, Israel Ginger and Rosa, Sally Potter, UK In the House, François Ozon, France It Was The Son, Daniele Ciprì, Italy/France Lore, Cate Shortland, Germany/Australia/UK Midnight’s Children, Deepa Mehta, »
The capital has been the home of some of the biggest names and films in the industry over the past ten days, and with the festival finally coming to a close tomorrow, the results are in for the official competition categories.
Sir David Hare, Tom Hiddleston, David Yates, Sebastian Faulks, Olivia Colman, Kazuo Ishiguru, and many more prominent names presided over the various Juries, and with so much talent this year, I don’t envy what must have been very difficult decisions.
Also being honoured this year are Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter, both of whom have been presented with the BFI Fellowship, the highest honour from the film institute. The former brought his latest feature, Frankenweenie, to the festival for its opening night, whilst the latter stars in Mike Newell’s Great Expectations, bookending the festival nicely as the Closing Night Film.
With the festival now coming to an end tomorrow, »
- Kenji Lloyd
★★☆☆☆ Based on a novel by Roberto Alaimo, It Was the Son (È stato il figlio, 2012) director Daniele Ciprì - who has previously made his name as a cinematographer work for such acclaimed filmmakers as Marco Bellocchio - gives a visually imaginative look to his new feature, utilising a stylish sheen similar in the manner of the early films of Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Unfortunately, It Was the Son has deep-seeded problems when it comes to its control of tone.
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- CineVue UK
A couple of Italian gems along with a more sugary offering are screened at the London film festival, which this year has been reorganised by themes
For a working critic based in the capital, the London film festival is an enticing prospect — and yet a frustrating experience. The regular round of UK releases must be attended to; those films have to be reviewed (including the inevitable sprinkling of duds) and so Lff films have to be squeezed in wherever possible.
What makes it all more agonising is the fact that the Lff programme is somehow always the most mouthwatering document produced by any festival: a juicily thick brochure, packed with great stuff, and an unmissable-looking film on every page. The Lff may not have as many premieres as Toronto, Venice and Cannes, but so what? That's the sort of thing that preoccupies industry types. Regular filmgoers in London are surely »
- Peter Bradshaw
The BFI London Film Festival officially opened last night with the UK premiere of Tim Burton’s latest feature, Frankenweenie, a black and white stop-motion film destined to become something of a cult classic.
With the festival now underway, the juries for the separate categories in competition have been announced, with Sir David Hare, Tom Hiddleston, David Yates, and Olivia Colman leading an impressive line-up to judge the contenders.
You can read the full list of jurors in the official announcement below, but here’s a run-down of the main categories and the films in competition.
Sir David Hare leads the jury for the Best Film Award, for which the following are competing:
- Kenji Lloyd
Below you will find our total coverage of the 2012 Toronto International Film festival, including previews, reviews, and the festival-spanning dialog between our two main critics at Tiff. A few more pieces may be added as they come in.
by Michael Sicinski
Part One - The Shorts
Part Two - The Features
between Fernando F. Croce and Daniel Kasman
Golden Lion for Best Film to Pieta by Kim Ki-duk (Republic of Korea)
Coppa Volpi for Best Actress Hadas Yaron
in the film Lemale Et Ha.Chalal by Rama Bursthein (Israel)
Award For Best Screenplay to Olivier Assayas
for the film Apres Mai by Olivier Assayas (France)
Award For The Best Technical Contribution (Cinematography) to Daniele Ciprì
. Lion Of The Future »
Festival programming creates unexpected and unplanned dialogs between films: all in the head of the viewer, helping to meditate about "contemporary." Italian films E' stato il figlio (The Son Did It) and L'Intervallo (The Interval) are two different approaches to the search for an image for today of Italian people.
Brilliant cinematographer Daniele Ciprì became famous together with co-author/director Franco Maresco for their insolent, provocative and censorship challenging TV programs and films. Deeply rooted in their Sicilian background and culture, keen on "bad taste," "freaks" and politically incorrect statements, the two mavericks have been a creative breath in Italian production of the 90s. The team is not a team anymore. Ciprì alone here adapts for the screen a successful 2005 giallo by Roberto Alajmo, a story of greed, oppression and submission set in a poor neighborhood of Palermo.
Nicola (Toni Servillo), his father, »
The programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival launched yesterday under the new creative leadership of BFI’s Head of Exhibition and Festival Director, Clare Stewart, bringing a rich and diverse programme of international films and events from both established and upcoming talent over a 12 day celebration of cinema. The Festival will screen a total of 225 fiction and documentary features, including 14 World Premieres, 15 International Premieres and 34 European Premieres. There will also be screenings of 111 live action and animated shorts. A stellar line-up of directors, cast and crew are expected to take part in career interviews, master classes, and other special events. The 56th BFI London Film Festival will run from 10-21 October 2012. This year sees the introduction of several changes to the Festival’s format. Now taking place over 12 days, the Festival expands further from its traditional Leicester Square cinemas – Odeon West End, Vue West End, Odeon Leicester Square »
Announced yesterday, the programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival brings a rich and diverse programme of international films and events from both established and upcoming talent over a 12 day celebration of cinema. The Festival will screen a total of 225 fiction and documentary features, including 14 World Premieres, 15 International Premieres and 34 European Premieres. There will also be screenings of 111 live action and animated shorts. A stellar line-up of directors, cast and crew are expected to take part in career interviews, master classes, and other special events.
This year sees the introduction of several changes to the Festival’s format. Now taking place over 12 days, the Festival expands further from its traditional Leicester Square cinemas – Odeon West End, Vue West End, Odeon Leicester Square and Empire – and the BFI Southbank to include four additional new venues – Hackney Picturehouse, Renoir, Everyman Screen on the Green and Rich Mix, which join existing London venues the Ica, »
One of the clear victors emerging out of Telluride was Ben Affleck‘s The Town follow-up, the political hostage thriller Argo. Featuring a great ensemble including Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and John Goodman, the film received top-notch reviews for its mix of thrillers and comedy and now we’ve got word it’ll be showing at another prestigious festival.
BFI London Film Festival announced their promising line-up today, which includes Argo, as well as Michael Haneke‘s Amour, Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths, Michael Winterbottom’s Everyday, Sally Potter’s Ginger and Rosa, Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone and much more. Check out the complete line-up below, as well as WB’s first TV spot for Argo.
London, Wednesday 5 September: The programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express launched today under the new creative leadership of BFI’s Head of Exhibition and Festival Director, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (thefilmstage.com)
I’ve just literally walked out, not in disgust I must add, of the official press launch of the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon In Leicester Square in London.
Immediate stand outs are Ben Affleck’s Argo, Bill Murray’s Oscar tempting drama Hyde Park On Hudson, Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut Quartet, Sightseers, The Sessions, The Sapphires and Robot And Frank, starring Frank Langella, all of which will debut at the festival.
I’m still trying to process the amount of films thrown at us, and indeed while I do that, here’s the full release.
London, Wednesday 5 September: The programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express launched today under the new creative leadership of BFI’s Head of Exhibition and Festival Director, Clare Stewart, bringing a rich and diverse programme of international films and events from both established and »
- Paul Heath
The line-up to the 56th London Film Festival has just been announced and you can see the list of movies coming to the greatest city in the world below. We already knew that Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie and Mike Newell’s Great Expectations would open and close the festival respectively but now we have the rest of the movies coming to London Town.
Let us know your thoughts on the line-up below in our comments section.
The Festival itself runs from October 10th to October 21st and we’ll be doing our best to bring you reviews from as many films as we possibly can!
London, Wednesday 5 September: The programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express launched today under the new creative leadership of BFI’s Head of Exhibition and Festival Director, Clare Stewart, bringing a rich and diverse programme of international films and »
- David Sztypuljak
The 37th Toronto International Film Festival® will roll out the red carpet for hundreds of guests from the four corners of the globe in September. Filmmakers expected to present their world premieres in Toronto include: Rian Johnson, Noah Baumbach, Deepa Mehta, Derek Cianfrance, Sion Sono, Joss Whedon, Neil Jordan, Lu Chuan, Shola Lynch, Barry Levinson, Yvan Attal, Ben Affleck, Marina Zenovich, Costa-Gavras, Laurent Cantet, Sally Potter, Dustin Hoffman, Francois Ozon, David O. Russell, David Ayer, Pelin Esmer, Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, Andrew Adamson, Michael McGowan, Bahman Ghobadi, Ziad Doueiri, Alex Gibney, Stephen Chbosky, Eran Riklis, Edward Burns, Bernard Émond, Zhang Yuan, Michael Winterbottom, Mike Newell, Miwa Nishikawa, Margarethe Von Trotta, David Siegel, Scott McGehee, Gauri Shinde, Goran Paskaljevic, Baltasar Kormákur, J.A. Bayona, Rob Zombie, Peaches and Paul Andrew Williams.
- Michelle McCue
As if the line-up couldn’t get any better, Toronto International Film Festival have went ahead with what looks to be their final announcement of premieres. Added to the slate is the oft-rumored The Master, showing in 70mm, as well as Brian De Palma‘s Passion, Harmony Korine‘s Spring Breakers, Peter Webber‘s WWII romantic drama Emperor, a Jeff Buckley biopic, as well as Cannes premieres such as Lee Daniels‘ The Paperboy (review here) and Walter Salles’ On the Road (review here). Check out the new additions below.
Song for Marion Paul Andrew Williams, UK Closing Night Film
A feel-good, heart-warming story about how music can inspire you. Song for Marion stars Terence Stamp as Arthur, a grumpy pensioner who can’t understand why his wife Marion (Vanessa Redgrave) would want to embarrass herself singing silly songs with her unconventional local choir. But choir director Elizabeth (Gemma Arterton »
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Toronto – The Toronto International Film Festival® announces the addition of 3 Galas and 18 Special Presentations, including 8 World Premieres, to its slate. The Festival will close with Paul Andrew Williams’ A Song For Marion, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp. Festival-goers will be treated to an exciting programming lineup of diverse titles and genres from around the globe, including works from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Iraqi Kurdistan, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, the UK, and the USA. Toronto audiences will be among the first to screen remarkable pieces of cinema by directors Dan Algrant, Paul Thomas Anderson, Dante Ariola, Yvan Attal, Susanne Bier, Nick Cassavetes, Daniele Ciprì, Lee Daniels, Brian De Palma, Bahman Ghobadi, Harmony Korine, Patrice Leconte, Spike Lee, Scott McGehee, Claude Miller, Henry-Alex Rubin, Walter Salles, Valeria Sarmiento, Pablo Trapero, Peter Webber, and Paul Andrew Williams. This announcement brings the final number of Galas to 20, and »
- MIKE FLEMING
The Toronto International Film Festival has added over 75 titles to its mammoth and impressive 2012 lineup, including new films in the Special Presentations and Gala sections from Paul Thomas Anderson, Dante Ariola, Susanne Bier, Nick Cassavetes, Daniele Ciprì, Lee Daniels, Brian De Palma, Harmony Korine, Spike Lee, Claude Miller, Walter Salles, Valeria Sarmiento, Pablo Trapero and Peter Webber. The announcement brings the final number of Galas to 20, and the final number of Special Presentations to 70, including 48 world premieres. The festival's overall film count stands at over 200 titles, with more still to come. A complete list of all announced films in every program can be found here. The festival also announced that it will close with a Gala presentation of Paul Andrew Williams’ "A Song For Marion," starring Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp. Also announced was Tiff's Contemporary World Cinema program, which draws from »
- Peter Knegt
Harvey Weinstein likes to milk his PR. We all know that Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," which made its La debut at an unannounced 70 mm screening at the Aero Theatre last Saturday (Toh review here), was set to show at the 69th Venice Biennale. Sure enough, the official release finally arrived, announcing four new titles including "The Master," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams, which will be shown in 70 mm. Chances are also good the film will turn up in Toronto. The 18th film in the Competition and Anderson's first Venice entry will be shown in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema) on September 1st at 7.00 p.m. Anderson is up against fellow Venice competition rookies Olivier Assayas, Ramin Baharani, Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, Rama Burshtein, Daniele Ciprì, Xavier Giannoli, Harmony Korine, Terrence Malick, Valeria Sarmiento, and Kirill Serebrennikov, as well as veterans Marco Bellocchio, »
- Anne Thompson
After a remarkable presence at Cannes Film Festival this year, Indian cinema hasn’t had much luck with the prestigious Venice International Film Festival.
The festival, headed by new Director Alberto Barbera announced its lineup today, but no Indian film figures in any of the sections.
Films in Competition:
Clément Métayer, Lola Créton, Félix Armand
USA, UK, 100′
Italy, France, 115′
19 items from 2012
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