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The 17th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (Iffk) has announced its lineup. The festival will run from 7th to 14th December, 2012 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Fourteen films will screen in the Competition section while seven contemporary films will be screened in “Indian Cinema Now” section.
Complete list of films:
Fourteen feature films from Asia, Africa and Latin America will compete for the coveted “Suvarna Chakoram” (Golden Crow Pheasant) and other awards.
Inheritors of the Earth by T V Chandran (India)
A Terminal Trust by by Masayuki Suo (Japan)
Shutter by Joy Mathew (India)
Today by Alain Gomis (Senegal-France)
The Repentant by Merzak Allouache (Algeria)
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★★★☆☆ Following last year's underwhelming Mammuth (2010), directors Benoît Delépine and Gustave de Kervern present their latest oddball comedy Le Grand Soir (2012) in the 'Laugh' section of the 56th London Film Festival. Our protagonist is Not (Benoît Poelvoorde), "the oldest punk in Europe with a dog" as he describes himself. Despite his ostensible claims to living a life of freedom, Not gravitates around a single shopping mall on the edge of town where his mother and father own a chip shop, which he consequently visits in order to celebrate his mother's birthday.
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- CineVue UK
Montreal’s Festival Du Nouveau Cinema (10.10 – 10.21) announced their line-up today for their 41st edition and among the smorgasbord of subtitle offerings dating back to this year’s Rotterdam, Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, Venice and Tiff editions, we’re knee-deep in avant-garde world cinema from the established auteurs Assayas, Vinterberg, Ozon, Sang-Soo, Joao Pedro Rodriguez, Larrain, Loach, Reygadas, Ghobadi, Mungiu and Miguel Gomes. Heavy on offerings from Quebec and France, the fest also manages to offer a stellar snapshot of the up-and-comers from all corners of the globe. Among the notable titles in the (Competition category) International Selection we’ve got Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves, Ursula Meier’s Sister, Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky’s Francine (which received its theatrical release earlier this month) and Rodrigo Plá’s La Demora. Loaded in Cannes items, the Special Presentations is the fest’s A-list selections (see filmmakers named above) and the one pic »
- Eric Lavallee
and much like how we relate to previous Oscar winners of years past, it shouldn’t take more than three to five years before we start to ponder why such a film, Three, four, five years down the road we’ll be
Best Screenplay – Cristian Mingiu, Beyond the Hills
Best Actor – Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt
Jury Prize – The Angels’ Share, directed by Ken Loach
Palme d’Or (Short Film) – Silent, directed by L.Razan Yesilbas
Un Certain Regard
Prize of Un Certain Regard – After Lucía, directed by Michael Franco
Special Distinction – Children of Sarajevo, directed by Aida Begić
- Eric Lavallee
If you were hoping that an American entry would take home the big prize, the Palme d'Or much like last year's "The Tree of Life," hope again. The only American winner of the bunch was the Sundance darling, Benh Zeitlin's "Beast of the Southern Wild." Fox Searchlight, the studio behind the film, will now push the New Orleans delta water-adventure for upcoming awards.
Here's the complete list of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival winners:
Award for Best Director
Award for Best Screenplay
Cristian Mungiu for DUPÃ Dealuri (Beyond The Hills)
Award for Best Actress
Award for Best Actor
Last night wrapped up the 65th Cannes Film Festival awards. After the exciting and star-studded 12 days of the international film festival, the winners were finally announced.
The big winner of the night was no big surprise, as director Michael Haneke won his second Palme d’Or with his film Amour. In second place, winning the Grand Prix was Matteo Garrone for his film Reality. First time filmmaker Benh Zeitlin also had cause to celebrate, winning the Camera d’Or, or the directorial debut award, for Beasts Of The Southern Wild.
Check out the rest of the winners below:
Jury Prize: The Angel’s Share directed by Ken Loach
Best Screenplay: Cristian Mungiu for Beyond The Hills
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- Tina Baraga
HollywoodNews.com: The official Jury of this 65th Festival de Cannes, presided over by Nanni Moretti, revealed this evening the prizes winners during the Closing Ceremony.
Award for Best Director
The Angels’ Share by Ken Loach
Award for Best Actor
Award for Best Actress
Award for Best Screenplay
Cristian Mungiu for pour DUPÃ »
- Josh Abraham
Sunday was the last day of the Cannes Film Festival, but in the minds of festival-goers Saturday might have well as been the end. The overcrowded press room, where it has been impossible to find a seat all week, was eerily empty, and walking around the Croisette was no longer a traffic jam of people. I spent the morning sitting down with New York University graduate Matthew James Reilly, a short film director, who's film "Abigail," won second-prize from the Cinéfonation, a sidebar of the festival for student short films. Other awards were announced as well on Saturday including the prizes for the Un Certain Regard selection. The main Prize went to Michel Franco for his film "Después de Lucia," and a Special Jury Prize was given to "Le Grand Soir" by Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern. "This was an extraordinarily strong group of films and our deliberations were passionate, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Emily Cegielski)
Will Amour see Michael Haneke win his second Palme d'Or? Will the nuttiness of Leos Carax's Holy Motors herald the return of France's prodigal son? Or will someone we've barely heard of and paid almost no attention to sweep to victory? Join us to find out who will win the Cannes film festival's most prestigious prize, the Palme d'Or
6.23pm: Hello and welcome to the climactic moments of Cannes 2012, which will reach its crescendo in little over an hour from now, when the Palme d'Or, the Golden Palm, is bestowed by Nanni Moretti and his panel of jurors.
Rather appropriately, the skies have opened over Cannes: thunder and lightning are crashing over the Croisette and rain is pounding on the Palais. It's a suitable backdrop for the anointing of a new presiding genius, a magician of cinema. Will it be Michael Haneke, whose Amour has wowed the critics? Or might Leos Carax, »
- Andrew Pulver
DESPUÉS De Lucia (After Lucia) by Michel Franco won the Un Certain Regard prize at the 65th Cannes Film Festival. The Mexican film tells the story of a girl Alejandra and her dad Roberto who have just moved to town. She is new at school, he has a new job.
Two brothers who are complete opposites: one is a salesman in a chain store, while the other fancies himself the oldest punk-with-a-dog in Europe…But the twists of modern life will reunite them, putting them both on the street.
The film is a co-production between Bosnia-Herzegovina, Germany, France and Turkey.
Children Of Sarajevo by Aida Begic won a Special Jury Distinction. It follows the lives of Rahima (23) and Nedim (14), orphans of the Bosnian war.
The Nice airport is getting a bit less busy, and the cafés and hotels on the Croisette are quieter as the Cannes Film Festival wraps up today. Awards are starting to be handed out and first up are the prizes for the festival's Un Certain Regard category, which tends to feature newer, lesser-known directors and slightly edgier fare than the main competition lineup.
The jury, presided over by Tim Roth (who also starred in the Critics' Week opening film "Broken"), has given the Prize Of Un Certain Regard to Mexico's "Después de Lucía." To be honest, we heard very little about this one on the grounds of the fest, but the film directed by Michael Franco follows a father and daughter who are starting their lives over in a new town. This should give a nice boost to the film which doesn't have domestic distribution yet, but for the buyers »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Michel Franco's "Despues de Lucia" led the winners of the Un Certain Regard section of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, taking its top prize. Other major winners included Benoit Delepine and Gustave Kervern's "Le Grand Soir," which won the special jury prize. Actor and director Tim Roth presided over the jury. “This was an extraordinarily strong group of films and our deliberations were passionate," Roth said in a statement. "The film makers never once failed us! Incredible!” Full list of winners below. Prize Of Un Certain Regard DESPUÉS De Lucia by Michel Franco Special Jury Prize Le Grand Soir by Benoît DELÉPINE and Gustave Kervern Un Certain Regard Award For Best Actress Suzanne CLÉMENT for her performance in Laurence Anyways directed by Xavier Dolan Un Certain Regard Award For Best Actress Emilie Dequenne for her »
- Peter Knegt
So we've known for some time now that Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom will be opening the Cannes Film Festival (site) on May 16. Yesterday, the Festival announced that Thérèse Desqueyroux, Claude Miller's final film, will close this year's edition on May 27. Miller's adaptation of François Mauriac's novel Thérèse Desqueyroux features Audrey Tautou in the title role as well as Gilles Lellouche and Anaïs Demoustier.
And lineups for the Short Films Competition and the Cinéfondation Selection were unveiled on Tuesday. Jean-Pierre Dardenne will preside over the Jury.
Today, the Festival's announced the full lineup for the Official Selection of its 65th anniversary edition. This is a roundup-in-progress, obviously.
Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom. The synopsis at the official site: "Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, »
The 65th Cannes Film Festival has just announced its line-up of 53 films across four categories with some extremely impressive titles on offer including the latest efforts from filmmakers like Wes Anderson, David Cronenberg, Lee Daniels, Andrew Dominik, John Hillcoat, Walter Salles, Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach, Jacques Audiard, Bernardo Bertolucci, Matteo Garrone, Dario Argento, Xavier Dolan, Carlos Reygadas, Takashi Miike and Jeff Nichols.
More titles will likely be added in the coming weeks before the festival runs from May 16th-27th. Here's the ones we know of so far:
Opening Night Film:
Closing Night Film:
"Therese Desqueyroux" - Dir. Claude Miller
"After the Battle (Baad el Mawkeaa)" - Dir. Yousry Nasrallah
"Beyond the Hills" - Dir. Cristian Mungiu
"In Another Country" - Dir. »
- Garth Franklin
on the set of Amour
It's been a couple of weeks since the French magazine Premiere posted "Cannes 2012: Le buzzomètre," a list of over 30 films, each of which were assigned a numerical probability of its making the lineup at Cannes this year. Speculation has only grown hotter, of course, with an official announcement slated for April 19; Critics' Week and the Directors' Fortnight will follow on April 23 and 24, respectively. "Paris is rife with rumors about who will make it," reports Fabien Lemercier at Cineuropa. "Several films by 'big fish' have not been seen yet, and many who have already shown their film are eagerly awaiting news."
A few days ago, a French blog pulled an April Fools' Day prank that thoroughly ticked off Cannes artistic director Thierry Frémaux. The blog claimed to have seen the full lineup, "briefly published on the official Cannes Film Festival »
You may remember that it was the French Premiere that broke the news that Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom would be opening the Cannes Film Festival on May 16. Now, via Andre Soares at the Alt Film Guide, comes word that the magazine has posted "Cannes 2012: Le buzzomètre," a list of films that are the most and least likely to appear in one or another of the festival's lineups — and in general order of probability, too. If you read French (and if not, there's always Google, of course), you can catch up on the reasoning behind their probability ratings, but here, for the sake of brevity, we'll simply stick to titles, directors and the taux de présence potentielle:
16 items from 2012
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