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6 items from 2016

Karlovy Vary Film Review: ‘The Confessions’

5 July 2016 6:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Roberto Andò takes great delight in destabilizing established orders, if only on-screen. In 2013’s euphoriant “Long Live Freedom,” he substituted a worn-out center-left politician with his over-the-top twin brother — a philosopher just released from the psychiatric hospital — who ultimately proved to be a much more popular and visionary candidate. Now, in his quasi-metaphysical thriller “The Confessions,” the Italian director disrupts a G8 summit by slipping in a mysterious and unorthodox monk, casting the same actor (Italian idol Toni Servillo) in the lead. As Andò told audiences before the film’s premiere at the Karlovy Vary film fest, “‘The Confessions’ was born from a feeling of dissatisfaction toward how the power is handled” — and that very contemporary and international concern should offer the Italian film a rich life beyond its own borders.

Somewhere in Germany, in a luxury hotel requisitioned by the G8 organizers and placed under the highest supervision, leaders »

- Pamela Pianezza

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Cannes: Naomi Kawase Jury Awards ‘Anna’ Cinefondation First Prize

20 May 2016 10:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes — “Anna,” a woman’s drama directed by young Israeli editor-director Or Sinai, a student at Israel’s Sam Spiegel Film & TV School, took the First Prize Friday at the Cinefondation Selection, the world’s highest-profile film school student competition.

Sinai received a €15,000 ($17,000) cash prize but, far more importantly, the guarantee that her first feature, when she makes it, will screen in Cannes’ Official Selection. Award was given by a jury headed by Japanese director Naomi Kawase.

Written by Sinai, “Anna” tracks its eponymous heroine,  a woman in her thirties who, in the dog days of August, without her 10-year-old son, suddenly finds herself alone. She wanders her small desert home town, yearning to feel like a woman again,  even in a stranger’s arms.

The London Film School graduation short of Tehran-born Hamid Ahmadi, “In the Hills” took the Cinefondation Selection Second Prize for its portrait of a immigrant »

- John Hopewell

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Cannes: Cinéfondation 2016 winners revealed

20 May 2016 9:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Japanese director Naomi Kawase led the jury at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Naomi Kawase and including Marie-Josée Croze, Jean-Marie Larrieu, Radu Muntean and Santiago Loza, has awarded the 2016 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films.

The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 18 student films, chosen out of 2 350 entries coming from 548 film schools around the world.

First Prize:


directed by Or Sinai

The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School, Israel

Second Prize:

In The Hills

directed by Hamid Ahmadi

The London Film School, United Kingdom

Joint Third Prize:


directed by Nadja Andrasev

Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Hungary

Joint Third Prize:

La Culpa, Probablemente

directed by Michael Labarca

Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela

Cannes Film Festival allocates a €15,000 grant for the First Prize, €11,250 for the Second and €7,500 for the Third.

The winner »

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

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Cannes Film Festival Finalizes Juries

28 April 2016 7:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes has finalized its juries for the upcoming film festival.

After completing the jury panel for the main competition on Monday, Cannes has unveiled the filmmakers and actors who will be judging the Un Certain Regard, Short Films and Cinéfondation, and Camera d’Or sections.

Swiss actress Marthe Keller will serve as president of the Un Certain Regard jury comprised of French thesp Céline Sallette, “Force Majeure” director Ruben Ostlund and Diego Luna. The foursome will judge 18 films and dole out awards on May 21.

Ostlund’s drama won the Un Certain Regard jury prize in 2014, while Luna’s “Blood Father” will play at Cannes this year in the Midnight Screening sidebar.

Naomi Kawase was named president of the Short Films and Cinéfondation jury, which includes actress Marie-Josée Croze, filmmakers Jean-Marie Larrieu and Radu Muntean, and writer-director Santiago Loza.

They will award prizes, including the Short Film Palme d’Or, on »

- Variety Staff

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'Rogue One' star Diego Luna on Cannes' Un Certain Regard jury

28 April 2016 7:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Juries revealed for Un Certain Regard, Short Films & Cinéfondation and Caméra d’or.

Swiss actress Marthe Keller is to preside over the Un Certain Regard jury at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival (May 11-22). Keller is still perhaps best known for her role opposite Dustin Hoffman in Marathon Man (1976) and will next be seen in Joachim Lafosse’s After Love, which will play in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes.

The jury, which will consider 18 films in competition, includes: Mexican filmmaker Diego Luno, who stars in the upcoming Star Wars spin-off Rogue One; Ruben Ostlund, the Swedish director of Un Certain Regard jury prize winner Force Majeure (2014); and French actress Céline Sallette, perhaps best known for roles in Rust And Bone (2012) and TV series The Returned.

The winners will be announced on May 21.

Un Certain RegardInversion, Behnam Behzadi (Iran)Apprentice, Boo Junfeng (Singapore)The Stopover, Delphine Coulin & Muriel Coulin (France)The Dancer, Stéphanie Di Giusto (France »

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

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Le Confessioni (The Confessions) Movie Review

21 April 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Le Confessioni (The Confessions) Director: Roberto Andò Starring: Toni Servillo, Daniel Auteuil, Connie Nielson, Pierfrancesco Favino, Marie-Josée Croze, Moritz Bleibtreau, Lambert Wilson. The story takes place in Germany in a luxury hotel where the Italian monk, Roberto Salus (Toni Servillo), is invited to the European G8 summit. The unexpected invitation is done by the powerful Daniel Roché (Daniel Auteuil), chief of the International Monetary Fund, who asks him to confess him during a mysterious night that leads to Roché’s suicide. Consequently the international legislators start to wonder: Was the conversation between the two men about the scheme that is about to be approved? Getting an answer from the holy  [ Read More ]

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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

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