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Los Angeles, April 29: At 82, actor-filmmaker Clint Eastwood, who rose to fame with TV series "Rawhide" and later won the best director Oscar for his movie "Unforgiven", dreams of making films for two more decades.
At the Tribeca Film Festival, he said that he admires the 104-year-old Portugese filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira.
Calling the thought as "the ultimate optimism", he said: "It would be great to be 105 and still making films."
- Anita Agarwal
At 82 years old, Clint Eastwood shows no signs of slowing down. The actor-turned-director's last movie was 2011's J. Edgar Hoover biopic "J. Edgar," starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the former head of the FBI. He then acted in 2012's "Trouble with the Curve," his first role in a movie he didn't direct since an uncredited cameo in 1995's "Casper."
Eastwood joined fellow director Darren Aronofsky for a talk at the Tribeca Film Festival Saturday (April 27). During the discussion, Fox News reports, Eastwood and Aronofsky talked about Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira. The filmmaker, 104 years old, is currently in pre-production on his next movie, "The Church of the Devil." Eastwood expressed an admiration for de Oliveira, saying, "It would be great to be 105 and still making films."
The two directors talked about a wide-range of film-related topics, including how Eastwood gets studios to pay for the movies he wants to direct, citing »
Washington, Apr 28(Ani): Clint Eastwood, who is already 82 years old has said that he dreams of making films for two more decades.
In an interview at the Tribeca Film Festival, Eastwood said that he admires the 104-year-old Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira, Fox News reported.
The 'Trouble with the Curve' director added that it would be great to be 105 and still making films.
He laughed and called such a hope 'the ultimate optimism'. »
- Lohit Reddy
New York — Clint Eastwood may be 82 years old, but he dreams of making films for two more decades.
In a wide-ranging conversation Saturday about the art of film directing, Eastwood expressed admiration for the 104-year-old Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira.
"It would be great to be 105 and still making films," Eastwood said. Chuckling, he called such a hope "the ultimate optimism."
The "Million Dollar Baby" and "Unforgiven" director joined fellow filmmaker Darren Aronofsky for a staged talk at the Tribeca Film Festival following a screening of Richard Schickel's documentary "Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story." Eastwood regaled the Tribeca Performing Arts Center crowd with the accrued, pragmatic wisdom from his late career as an acclaimed filmmaker.
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The 18th European Union Film Festival hosted by the Entertainment Society of Goa will be held at Maquinez Palace from April 19-30,2013.
The festival will be inaugurated by Fredrika Ornbrant, Consul General of Sweden on 19th April 2013 at 5:00pm, Maquinez Palace- Audi I.
The theme of the 18th edition of the festival is ”Celebrating Women” and 24 films each from a different EU member state will be screened.
Some of the films being screened are “Altiplano”, a Belgium film by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, “Lora from Morning till Evening”, a Bulgarian film by Dimitar Kotsev, “Little Girl Blue”, a film from Czech Republic by Alice Nellis, “Applause” a film from Denmark by Martin Pieter Zandvliet, “After Five in the Forest Primeval”, a film from Germany by Hans-Christian Schmid, “Graveyard Keeper’s Daughter” a film from Estonia by Katrin Laur, “Your name is Justine »
1998 Best Actress Academy Award nominee stages a political protest -- a 'lesbian kiss' -- at an awards ceremony in Rio de Janeiro Forget Madonna and Britney Spears, Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep, Bullock and Scarlett Johansson, and Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Veteran Brazilian actress Fernanda Montenegro, best known around the world for her performance as a bitter old hag in Walter Salles' 1998 drama Central Station, which earned her a Best Actress Oscar nod, kissed fellow veteran performer Camila Amado in the mouth at Rio de Janeiro's Theater Producers Association Awards ceremony, which took place in that Brazilian city this past Monday, March 25. (Pictured above: Montenegro kissing Amado.) The mouth-to-mouth kiss between the 83-year-old Montenegro and the 77-year-old Amado, followed a previous "gay kiss" also staged at the awards show -- that one between performers Ricardo Blat and Tonico Pereira. All that kissing wasn't intended to merely liven up »
- Andre Soares
Agnes Varda, irrepressible octogenarian -- “say I’ll be 85 in May” -- and filmmaker whose 1954 feature debut, "La Pointe-Courte," precipitated New Wave cinema, is artist-in-residence at the University of Pennsylvania this week, dispensing wisdom, teaching master classes and sharing some of her 33 films, including her 2009 cine-memoir, "The Beaches of Agnes." Here’s what she had to say about her career when I had a sit-down with her earlier in the week. It occurred to me that she is among the oldest filmmakers currently active (Alain Resnais, who was the editor of "La Pointe-Court" is a few years older, and the indefatigable Manoel de Oliveira is 100-plus years) although her vitality and vivacity is that of someone a fraction of her years.I just listened to her teach a master class at Scribe Video Center where my favorite question came from an aspiring documentarian who asked, “It always seems that you’re teaching your subject. »
- Carrie Rickey
Any list of the oldest living directors would feature some of the medium's finest artists. Manoel de Oliveira, at the ripe old age of 104, is still making films despite the fact that his career started before the Great Depression. With any luck, we still haven't seen the last documentary effort from legend D.A. Pennebaker, who turns 88 later this year. There's one director among that company whose inclusion should come as no surprise, since he's a man who has spent most of his career exploring our relationships with the past. Alain Resnais' filmography is filled with titles centered on the ideas of our memories and how the process of creating films helps us share those with one another. After a decade of directing short films, Resnais crafted what many consider to be one of his crowning achievements, 1955's "Night and Fog," a portrait of the horrors of World War II concentration camps. »
- Steve Greene
For 13 years, the editors of Film Comment magazine have presented an annual screening series of diverse cinema at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, much of which has garnered acclaim on the festival circuit but hardly anywhere else. True to the adventurous and eclectic nature of its editorial content, the magazine's festival favors challenging stylistic endeavors and moody stories that challenge mainstream conventions. This year's lineup, which started Monday and runs through February 28, provides an especially distinctive look at some of the more ambitious narratives to surface over the past year. Here are five highlights from the program; the entire selection can be found here. "Gebo and the Shadow" Yes, at 103, Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira is the oldest working filmmaker. It's not so easy to ignore this fact when you look at his fascinating output, which remains formally challenging, philosophical and distinctly mysterious at this late »
- Eric Kohn
...And it runs through the 28th. An eclectic selection from old guard masters and young upstarts the world over, with a few little seen oldies in the mix, the 2013 edition of Film Comment Selects at The Film Society of Lincoln Center is bound to have something for every kind of Twitch reader. On one end of the spectrum there's Ben Wheately's Sightseers and on the other end we have the U.S. premiere of Phillipe Grandrieux's White Epilepsy, which on the title alone piques my interest. Dustin Chang was fortunate enough to catch the selections Gebo And The Shadow, from Portuguese master Manoel de Oliveria, as well as Marco Bellocchio's Dormant Beauty. Here are his thoughts on both: 105 year old Manoel de Oliveira's latest...
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By my first afternoon in Rotterdam I had found an image that positively vibrated out of the screen at me. A dark doorway, seen obliquely in an empty frame, contained by stolid, lifeless rural architecture, cloaked in a miasma conjured from a combination of haze, a fogged lens, old film stock, and blown out whites from an open aperture. It is from Letter, a short work, not so much a documentary but a fragment drawn carefully and gently into immanence by Sergei Loznitsa, conjured from footage he shot, the program notes tell me, over ten years ago “at a psychiatric institution in a forgotten corner of Russia.” But even with no text or voice over to place and set this artifact resurrected (or projected), and a soundtrack achingly follied and sneakily dubbed, the sense of lostness, malady and asynchronicity is prevalent. Some persons, mostly old and bumbling, pursue the frame »
- Daniel Kasman
Dustin Hoffman, one of the most celebrated actors of our time, opens up in the February/March issue of Aarp The Magazine about stepping out of his comfort zone for his directorial debut Quartet, redefining retirement in Hollywood and how his latest film drove him to ponder how far he’s come and how little he’s changed. The Academy Award® winner is also being recognized for his Breakthrough Achievement in directing by Aarp The Magazine with a 2012 Movies for Grownups® award. The following are excerpts from the February/March issue of Aarp The Magazine cover story, available in homes today and online Now at www.aarp.org/magazine. On his directorial film debut, Quartet: “An honest answer: I directed a play on Broadway. I blamed my own demons for waiting 35 years to do it again. Why did I fight it? Because it’s a thrilling opportunity to be »
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Kurosawa Kiyoshi, Michel Gondry and Antonio Campos, Oh My!From February 18 - 28 The Film Society of Lincoln Center will be presenting their 13th edition of Film Comment Selects, a veritable what's what of films from the last year on the festival circuit as well as a few older, lesser-seen gems. This year's selection includes the U.S. premiere of Japanese Master Kurosawa Kiyoshi 's 4 hr. epic Penance, the latest from Portuguese centenarian Manoel de Oliveira's Gebo And The Shadow, as well as Ben Wheatley's much-talked about Sightseers (pictured above). Get the full slate below: New York, NY (January 25, 2013) --- The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the lineup for the upcoming 13th edition of Film Comment Selects (February 18-28), Film Comment...
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La Furia Umana's first print issue (their 15th online) is now shipping all over the world. Much of the content is available online (excluded are 24 "love letters" from filmmakers to their favorite artists), but we're excited to get our hands on this nearly 300-page tome. Among the table of contents: a handful of pieces on Roberto Rossellini including one by Toshi Fujiwara on Voyage to Italy, Celluloid Liberation Front provides one article among several on Joseph H. Lewis, Emmanuel Herbulot on the intersection between Michelangelo Antonioni and Edward Ruscha, a selection of reviews (which I'm proud to be a part of), and far too much more to mention here. More from Berlin: news of their "Forum Expanded" section, which includes various exhibits by visiting artists, including one by Verena Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor, which leads into our next piece of news... Cinema Scope unveiled their top ten of 2012, topped by Paravel and Castaing-Taylor's Leviathan. »
- Adam Cook
Over the last week, we lost American actor Harry Carey Jr., 91, and Portugese filmmaker Paulo Rocha, 77. Glenn Kenny posted an excerpt from Carey's memoir Company of Heroes: My Life as an Actor in the John Ford Stock Company on his blog. Cinemateca Portuguesa's Facebook page shares some photos of Rocha:
Above: With Jean Renoir, 1962.
Above: With Manoel de Oliveira, 1965.
David Hudson shares his twelve favourite films of 2012, along with some thoughts on the year, which you should consider checking out. Hudson closes out his piece with a Notebook-related nod:
"If I were asked if I happened to have a favorite film critic of 2012, my spontaneous reply would be, yes. Ignatiy Vishnevetsky. Read him on The Master. Read him on Barbara. And for cinema’s sake, read him on Zero Dark Thirty."
From Observations on Film Art, Kristin Thompson on the top ten films...of 1922:
- Adam Cook
15 items from 2013
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