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Denis Villeneuve: ‘Sicario is a very dark film, a dark poem, quite violent’

24 April 2015 3:21 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The French-Canadian director talks about conquering Hollywood and his latest gritty crime drama, tipped for recognition at the 2015 Cannes film festival

Canada is on a roll at Cannes. Last year it was Xavier Dolan, a young director who came with Mommy, an edgy Quebec family drama that won a world audience. This year it’s Denis Villeneuve, 21 years Dolan’s senior, bringing a Hollywood action thriller, his Tex-Mex drug war film Sicario. Prior to Mommy, the last time a Canadian film was selected for Cannes was The Barbarian Invasions, by Denys Arcand, in 2003.

The night before the announcement that Villeneuve was getting the nod, he and Dolan got together at the younger director’s place in Montreal to toast the nomination with champagne. The evening marked a transition of sorts – in reverse. Usually the older generation hands off the baton to the younger one, but this time the veteran was »

- Jeff Heinrich

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Marceau, Miller and Gyllenhaal on Cannes jury by Richard Mowe - 2015-04-22 10:15:20

22 April 2015 2:15 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Cannes Jury 2015 (clockwise from top): Sophie Marceau, the Coen Brothers, Sienna Miller, Xavier Dolan, Guillermo del Toro, Rossy de Palma, Jake Gyllenhaal and Rokia Traoré.

There may be a fraternal fall-out on the Cannes Film Festival jury this year with Joel Coen and Ethan Coen as presidents but with equal voting rights. The two directors, screenwriters and producers do not always speak with the same voice.

Their cohorts in the task of selecting the prize-winners from the films in competition have just been announced and include four women and five men, among them actors Sophie Marceau, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller, and Rossy de Palma.

The jury is spread between Canada, Spain, the United States, France, Mali, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

The prize jamboree culminating in the award of the Festival’s top prize, the Palme d’or, will be announced on stage during the Festival Closing Ceremony on Sunday 24 May. »

- Richard Mowe

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Guillermo Del Toro , Sienna Miller on 2015 Cannes Film Festival

21 April 2015 3:24 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Xavier Dolan just can't stay away from the Cannes Film Festival.  Last year's Special Jury prize winner for "Mommy" thought he should have won the Palm d'Or and now he'll be part of the jury deciding that prestigious honor.  Oh, my. The Cannes Film Festival announced the Jury today which also includes Guillermo Del Toro, Jake Gyllenhaal Sienna Miller, Rossy de Palma, Sophie Marceau, Rokia Traore and Jury presidents Joel and Ethan Coen.  That's quite a Hollywood contingent for Cannes most important clique. Almost always political and rarely unanimous, the Cannes Jury was led by Jane Campion in 2014.  That group selected "Winter Sleep" as their Palm d'Or winner while many believed "Leviathan" or "Foxcatcher" deserved the honor.   The Festival also announced its Director's Fortnight selections this morning.  This is the section of the festival where "Blue Ruin" made its debut over the past few years.  There are usually often one »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller confirmed for Cannes Film Festival jury

21 April 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sienna Miller and Jake Gyllenhaal have been confirmed to appear on the Cannes Film Festival jury.

They will join Presidents of the Jury Joel Coen and Ethan Coen at the event.

Also on the jury will be Spanish actress Rossy de Palma, actress and director Sophie Marceau, composer and musician Rokia Traoré, director Guillermo del Toro and director Xavier Dolan.

Between them, the panel will select the winners of various awards, culminating in the Palme d'or, which will be announced on May 24.

Isabella Rossellini is heading the separate Un Certain Regard jury.

The Palme d'or was won by Kış Uykusu's Winter Sleep in 2014.

A bulked-up Gyllenhaal was recently seen in the first trailer for Southpaw.

The actor, who plays boxer Billy 'The Great' Hope in the drama, gained 15 pounds of muscle to take on the role. »

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Cannes Jury: Coen Bros to Boss Auteurs & Pretty Things Around

21 April 2015 10:35 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

We've long since known that the Cannes jury would be headlined by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, better known as The Coen Bros, the world's most famous sibling auteurs (though not the only of course: see also the Wachowski siblings, the Dardenne Bros, and more). We now know who'll be joining their jury and therefore deciding those incredibly prestigious prizes like the Palme D'Or, the Grand Jury Prize, Best Director, Best Actress and more.

As usual the jury is a mix of directors from multiple countries, one non-actor/non-director, and a beautiful actress or, um, three. In fact the jury is almost half women this year. The jury is, from top left:

Joel & Ethan Coen  (Us), filmmakers

How many masterpieces would you say they're up to now? Rossy de Palma (Spain), actress

You know and love this Picasso-assymetrical godess from Almodóvar's oeuvre Guillermo del Toro (Mexico), writer/director

Of Pan's Labyrinth & Hellboy fame. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Cannes: Del Toro, Gyllenhaal join Competition jury

21 April 2015 9:12 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Xavier Dolan, Sophie Marceau and Sienna Miller also among those on the Cannes Film Festival’s Competition jury

The Cannes Film Festival has named the jury for its 68th edition, comprising nine world cinema names from Canada, Spain, the Us, UK, France, Mali and Mexico.

Us filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, who won the Palme d’Or in 1991 for Barton Fink and the Grand Prize of the Jury in 2013 with Inside Llewyn Davis, were previously announced as co-presidents of the jury, which will include four women and five men.

The jury will select from the films in Competition, with prize winners to be announced on stage at a ceremony on May 24. The winner of the Palme d’or will be screened during the festival’s closing evening on May 25, in the presence of the jury and the entire team of the winning film.

Click here for full line-up of filmsTHE Jury

Joel & Ethan Coen (Presidents) Directors, Writers »

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

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Cannes: Del Toro, Gyllenhaal on jury

21 April 2015 9:12 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Xavier Dolan, Sophie Marceau and Sienna Miller also among those on the Cannes Film Festival’s Competition jury

The Cannes Film Festival has named the jury for its 68th edition, comprising nine world cinema names from Canada, Spain, the Us, UK, France, Mali and Mexico.

Us filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, who won the Palme d’Or in 1991 for Barton Fink and the Grand Prize of the Jury in 2013 with Inside Llewyn Davis, were previously announced as co-presidents of the jury, which will include four women and five men.

The jury will select from the films in Competition, with prize winners to be announced on stage at a ceremony on May 24. The winner of the Palme d’or will be screened during the festival’s closing evening on May 25, in the presence of the jury and the entire team of the winning film.

The Jury

Joel & Ethan Coen (Presidents) Directors, Writers, Producers »

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

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The Jury of the 68th Festival de Cannes

21 April 2015 9:07 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, directors, screenwriters and producers, will be the two Presidents of the Jury of the 68th Festival de Cannes. This year they will be joined by seven key figures in world cinema from Canada, Spain, the United States, France, Mali, Mexico and the United Kingdom. The Jury will thus be made up of nine distinctive voices – four women and five men – each with the same voting rights. Their task will be to decide among the films in Competition and select the prize winners, culminating in the Palme d’or, which will be announced on stage during the Festival Closing Ceremony on Sunday 24th May. Joel & Ethan Coen – Presidents (Directors, Writers, Producers – United States) Rossy de Palma (Actress – Spain) Sophie Marceau (Actress, Director – France) Sienna Miller (Actress – United Kingdom) Rokia Traoré (Composer, Singer-songwriter – Mali) Guillermo del Toro (Director, Writer, Producer – Mexico) Xavier Dolan (Director, Writer, Producer, Actor »

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Cannes 2015 Jury Adds Gyllenhaal, Del Toro, Dolan, and More

21 April 2015 9:06 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The much-anticipated list of jury members has finally been announced for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Helmed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, the jury of the 68th Cannes Film Festival is an interesting, worldwide blend of actors, directors and a composer. Representing Canada, Spain, the United States, France, Mali, Mexico and the United Kingdom, the jury of the world's most prestigious film festival is all about equality this year with four women and five men, including last year's jury prize winner, Mommy director Xavier Dolan: Rossy de Palma (Actress – Spain) Sophie Marceau (Actress, Director – France) Sienna Miller (Actress – United Kingdom) Rokia Traoré (Composer, Singer-songwriter – Mali) Guillermo Del Toro (Director, Writer, Producer – Mexico) Xavier Dolan (Director, Writer, Producer, Actor – Canada) Jake Gyllenhaal (Actor – United States) They will judge the films in the Official Competition, selecting the winners including the top prize, the Palme d’Or, which will be awarded during the closing ceremony on Sunday, »

- Talia Soghomonian

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Guillermo del Toro Among Cannes Film Festival Jurors

21 April 2015 8:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Cannes Film Festival has announced its official jury for the 68th edition, which include actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Sophie Marceau and director Guillermo del Toro.

Jury presidents Joel and Ethan Coen were announced earlier this year. Further jury members include three renowned European actresses – France’s Sophie Marceau, the U.K.’s Sienna Miller and Spain’s Rossy de Palma. Also serving on the jury is a second film director, Canada’s Xavier Dolan as well as composer and singer-songwriter Rolia Traoré from Mali.

The Jury mixes features figures whose career is intimately linked to Cannes, such as the five-times-prized Coen brothers whose fourth feature, “Barton Fink,” won the Palme d’Or, and Cannes habitué Xavier Dolan, whose “Mommy” shared the Jury Prize at last year’s festival. Others are less regular attendees such as actress Rossy de Palma, an iconic presence and profile in Pedro Almodovar’s early international hits and Del Toro, »

- Variety Staff

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller and Guillermo del Toro Join Cannes Film Festival Jury

21 April 2015 8:10 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jake Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller and Guillermo del Toro have joined the Cannes Film Festival jury, which is being presided over by filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen. Cannes organizers also announced on Tuesday that Spanish actress Rossy de Palma, Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan, French actress Sophie Marceau and composer Rokia Traoré round out the jury made up of what the festival release called “nine distinctive voices,” each of whom have the same voting rights. The four women and five men will be tasked with judging the films in the Main Competition selection. They will decide upon prize winners in a number of categories, »

- Greg Gilman

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Félix et Meira | Review

13 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

What’s Under the Hat?: Giroux Proposes Unorthodox Paradox

Confectioned with a what makes us different makes us the same counterargument, Maxime Giroux’s third feature is one that finds commonalities between the profiled insular community and those who are lonely while visibly surrounded by others. And while the improbability of the hypothetically tinged union arguably makes this akin to science fiction matter, the apolitical, unified titular observational drama moves beyond the losing religious faith template with its moving, lingering anti-loquacious stance. Worldly in its reach and neighborly in approach, Félix et Meira is thoughtful tableaux that verberates with unabashedly sensitivity — this is Giroux’s most affecting film to date.

While fertility rates of 50’s & 60’s Quebec have plummeted to dismal rates for most French Canadians, comparatively, Montreal’s Orthodox Jewish community maintain old fashion practices of ensuring there is a next of kin. Just one among the many »

- Eric Lavallee

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'Goat' wins at Vilnius Film Festival

7 April 2015 7:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ivan Ostrochovský’s boxer drama Goat (Koza) has been named Best Film at the 20th Vilnius International Film Festival.

The film, which had its world premiere in the Berlinale’s Panorama section in February, won the ¨New Europe - New Names¨ competition at the festival, which ran from March 19 to April 2.

The film, about a former Olympic boxer who goes on a punishing ‘tour’ to raise some fast cash, also took home the Cicae Art Cinema Award.

Goat (Koza), which won the works in progress prize at last year’s Karlovy Vary, is handled internationally by fledgling sales company Pluto Film.

The ¨New Europe - New Names¨ jury, which included Chilean director Cristián Jiménez, Israeli actress Hadas Yaron, and Romanian actor Vlad Ivanov, gave its award for Best Director to Ukraine’s Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy for The Tribe and its acting honours to Hungary’s Márton Kristóf (Afterlife) and Bulgaria’s Margita Gosheva (The Lesson).

Meanwhile, the Baltic »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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Mommy review: Xavier Dolan's evocative and daring melodrama

20 March 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Xavier Dolan; Screenwriter: Xavier Dolan; Starring: Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément; Running time: 139 mins; Certificate: 15

Xavier Dolan, the 25-year-old wunderkind with four Cannes-nominated gems under his belt, made his 2009 debut with the audacious bio-drama J'Ai Tué Ma Mère (translation: I Killed My Mother). While the theme of maternal violence looms large in his brash, bold new Mommy, its direction is more ambiguous, with an aggressive son pushing his equally fiery mother well past the end of her tether.

Anne Dorval (who also starred in Dolan's debut) is captivating as Diane, a widowed single mother struggling beneath the burden of raising her Adhd-afflicted son Steve (Antoine Olivier Pilon) who has been expelled from yet another juvenile detention facility. An opening title card pointedly sets the story in a near-future Canada, where a controversial law has been passed allowing parents to easily have their unruly children committed to brutal government custody. »

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Movie Review – Mommy (2014)

19 March 2015 11:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Mommy, 2014.

Directed by Xavier Dolan.

Starring Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clement and Patrick Huard.

Synopsis:

A single mother, Diane (Dorval) has to take her Adhd-stricken son, Steve (Pilon), out of an imposed institution and attempt to look after him, whilst trying to get by with work and finances. The pair’s struggles are aided, in part, by a neighbour (Clement), who lends a supportive hand to the widow and son.

25 years old and already racing ahead with his ambitions, Xavier Dolan is rapidly gaining speed in the cinematic sphere. Every one of his films has competed in the Cannes Film Festival, and there’s little doubt as to this becoming a regular haunt for the young writer/director/actor. Mommy premiered early last year at the 67th Festival de Cannes, winning the Grand Jury Prize, entered into the main competition. He’s been regarded as a new Almodovar, has »

- Gary Collinson

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The Guardian film show: The Divergent Series: Insurgent, Mommy, Home and The Gunman – video reviews

19 March 2015 9:18 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Peter Bradshaw and Catherine Shoard join Henry Barnes for our weekly round-up of the big cinema releases. This week the team join revolting teens in their on-going rebellion against a future dictatorship in The Divergent Series: Insurgent; watch mother and son scream the house down in Xavier Dolan's Mommy; take a trip with an intergalactic odd couple in Dreamworks animation Home; and see Sean Penn show off all his weaponry in The Gunman

• Want to rebel against video? Listen to the audio-only version of this week's show Continue reading »

- Henry Barnes, Catherine Shoard, Peter Bradshaw, Mona Mahmood and Joan Portillo

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Mommy - video review

19 March 2015 9:01 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In this excerpt from the Guardian film show, Henry Barnes, Catherine Shoard and Peter Bradshaw review Mommy, Xavier Dolan's romantic drama about a hyperactive teenager who is home-schooled by his mum after setting fire to a juvenile facility. Mommy, which stars Anne Dorval and Antoine-Olivier Pilon and won the jury prize at last year's Cannes, is released in the UK on Friday Continue reading »

- Henry Barnes, Catherine Shoard, Peter Bradshaw, Mona Mahmood and Joan Portillo

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel makes it three in a row at the top of the UK box office

18 March 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 13th March to Sunday 15th March 2015…

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has made it three weeks in a row at the UK box office, fending off competition from the Liam Neeson action thriller Run All Night to retain first place with a weekend haul of £1.4 million.

Run All Night had to settle for second place, with the film pulling in £823,833 over the weekend, while the only other newcomer to crack the top ten was Suite Francaise, which earned £503,928 to claim fourth.

Number one this time last year: Need for Speed

1. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – £1,409,311 weekend (3 weeks)

2. Run All Night – £823,833 weekend (New)

3. Focus – £805,244 weekend (3 weeks)

4. Suite Francaise – £503,928 weekend (New)

5. Fifty Shades of Grey – £487,635 weekend (5 weeks)

6. Chappie – £448,288 weekend (2 weeks)

7. Still Alice – £419,327 weekend (2 weeks)

8. Big Hero 6 – £387,905 weekend (7 weeks)

9. Kingsman: The Secret Service – £292,368 weekend (7 weeks)

10. Shaun the Sheep Movie – £262,862 weekend (6 weeks)

Incoming… »

- Gary Collinson

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Xavier Dolan on Mommy: 'I know very few good parents' - video interview

18 March 2015 4:45 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Speaking at last year's Cannes film festival, director Xavier Dolan talks about his new film Mommy, a drama about a mum who tries to teach her hyperactive, violent teenage son at home. He tells Henry Barnes why most people aren't cut out for parenthood and how he was inspired by his own anger issues. Mommy, which shared the Grand Jury prize in Cannes, is released in UK cinemas on 20 March Continue reading »

- Henry Barnes

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Mommy Review

17 March 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Xavier Dolan.

Cast: Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clement, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Patrick Huard.

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 139 minutes

Synopsis: Die (Dorval) must take on her violent and disruptive son once he is kicked out of his latest school. Trying to juggle life along with her son becomes a tad easier thanks to the help of a neighbour teacher, currently taking a break from work.

Xavier Dolan may be young, but his catalogue speaks for itself. True, there is still much fine tuning to be done, but having sat in the director’s chair at 20 and continuing to experiment and perfect his craft, he is also one of the most original and impressive voices in cinema today. Not only that, but Mommy also shows a distinct amount of restraint where longtime and more mature filmmakers would delve into absurdism and needless controversy.

The most striking and unforgettable part of Mommy is its aspect ratio. »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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