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19 items from 2016


How French Oscar Nominee 'Mustang' Finds the "Orgasmic" Joy of "Emotional Justice"

10 February 2016 10:12 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Turkish born, French-raised writer/director Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s “Mustang,” named after the wild horse, is a confident debut focused on female oppression and liberation. The story is Turkish and set in Turkey, yet it carries out unapologetically feminist motives with universal resonance—no surprise from a filmmaker with the kind of multinational upbringing Ergüven had, in France, Turkey, and the U.S. In Turkey, she is considered an outsider. But her rare perspective has tapped universal responses around the world.  The French Academy controversially selected the French-financed award-winner to contend for the Oscar over a strong roster of festival hits including Jacques Audiard’s Palme d’Or-winning "Dheepan" and Xavier Giannoli's "Marguerite." Yet, an assured female point of view is always a welcome addition to the Oscar race. "Mustang" is playing well for Academy members and is considered a Best Foreign film »

- Tomris Laffly

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'Mustang' triumphs at France's Lumiere awards

9 February 2016 6:46 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Oscar-nominated film also a front-runner in Cesars. 

Franco-Turkish director Deniz Gamze Erguven’s debut feature Mustang scored a hat-trick at the Lumière awards — France’s equivalent to the Golden Globes — on Monday evening (Feb 8). 

The Oscar-nominated picture clinched prizes for best film and best first film while its young cast – Güneş Nezihe Şensoy, Doğa Zeynep Doğuşlu, Elit Işcan, Tuğba Sunguroğlu and Ilayda Akdoğan - shared the best female discovery prize. 

The coming-of-age tale about five sisters growing up under the thumb of a strict and conservative grandmother and uncle, is in the foreign language Oscar race and also heavily nominated in France’s upcoming Césars awards [Feb 26].

Some 600 guests from the world of cinema attended the 21st edition of the awards ceremony at the Espace Pierre Cardin at which actress Isabelle Huppert was also honoured.

Arnaud Desplechin won the best director award for My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse). 

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Catherine Deneuve comedy-drama 'The Midwife' inks key pre-sale

4 February 2016 2:53 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: German-speaking Europe and Switzerland deal for upcoming Martin Provost title.

Ascot Elite has pre-bought all rights for German speaking Europe and Switzerland to writer-director Martin Provost’s (Séraphine) upcoming comedy-drama The Midwife (La Sage Femme), set to star Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot and Olivier Gourmet.

Ascot Elite inked the deal with Memento Films International (marking the first collaboration between the two companies), whose anticipated script was among the buzz projects at UniFrance’s Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris last month.

The Midwife tells the story of a passionate midwife named Claire (Frot) who one day, after decades of silence, is unexpectedly called upon by her late father’s ex-lover Beatrice (Deneuve), who informs her of some important news. Claire and Beatrice couldn’t be more different from one another but despite their differences, they slowly but surely grow closer and nothing remains, what it once was.

Fidelite/Curiosa Films (Marguerite) produce the film which is due »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Catherine Deneuve drama 'The Midwife' inks key pre-sale

4 February 2016 2:53 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: German-speaking Europe and Switzerland deal for upcoming Martin Provost title.

Ascot Elite has pre-bought all rights for German speaking Europe and Switzerland to writer-director Martin Provost’s (Séraphine) upcoming comedy-drama The Midwife (La Sage Femme), set to star Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot and Olivier Gourmet.

Ascot Elite inked the deal with Memento Films International (marking the first collaboration between the two companies), whose anticipated script was among the buzz projects at UniFrance’s Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris last month.

The Midwife tells the story of a passionate midwife named Claire (Frot) who one day, after decades of silence, is unexpectedly called upon by her late father’s ex-lover Beatrice (Deneuve), who informs her of some important news. Claire and Beatrice couldn’t be more different from one another but despite their differences, they slowly but surely grow closer and nothing remains, what it once was.

Fidelite/Curiosa Films (Marguerite) produce the film which is due »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Catherine Deneuve drama 'The Midwife' inks key pre-sale for Memento

4 February 2016 2:53 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: German-speaking Europe and Switzerland deal for upcoming Martin Provost title.

Ascot Elite has pre-bought all rights for German speaking Europe and Switzerland to writer-director Martin Provost’s (Séraphine) upcoming comedy-drama The Midwife (La Sage Femme), set to star Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot and Olivier Gourmet.

Ascot Elite inked the deal with Memento Films International (the first collaboration between the two companies), whose anticipated script was among the buzz projects at UniFrance’s Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris last month.

The Midwife tells the story of a passionate midwife named Claire (Frot) who one day, after decades of silence, is unexpectedly called upon by her late father’s ex-lover Beatrice (Deneuve), who informs her of some important news. Claire and Beatrice couldn’t be more different from one another but despite their differences, they slowly but surely grow closer and nothing remains, what it once was.

Fidelite/Curiosa Films (Marguerite) produce the film which is due »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Santa Barbara Film Fest Strives for Community Inclusion

3 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Summer camp might not seem to have a lot to do with film festivals unless you’re talking about the Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival.

While the festival proper is about to kick off its 31st year and 13th with executive director Roger Durling at the helm, it’s not just about film: Sbiff has for many years been about community enrichment for all, including those who might not get a chance to participate in the full film experience without a little help from others.

That’s where camp comes in. This year, in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, festival executives and mentors will spend five days in the wilderness with 26 students from lower-income families and teach them how to make movies in what’s being called film camp.

It’s a bold concept, but also very much in line with Durling’s vision for the festival, »

- Randee Dawn

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'Marguerite,' 'My Golden Years' Lead César Nominations, with 'Dheepan' and Oscar Contender 'Mustang' Close Behind

27 January 2016 8:38 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Arnaud Desplechin's "My Golden Years" and Xavier Giannoli's "Marguerite" (which will close this year's Santa Barbara International Film Festival) beat out Jacques Audiard's Palme d'Or winner, "Dheepan" (nine nominations) and Deniz Gamze Ergüven's Oscar-nominated "Mustang" (nine). Also competing for Best Film at the 41st César's are Maïwenn's "Mon Roi" (eight), starring Best Actress nominee Emmanuelle Bercot — whose own film, "Standing Tall," also received 8 nominations, including Bercot for Best Director. Among the nominees for Best Foreign Film are last year's Oscar winner for Best Picture, "Birdman," Jafar Panahi's "Taxi," and Ergüven's stiffest competitor in the race for the Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar, "Son of Saul."  Read the full list of nominees below.  Read More: "How French Oscar Entry 'Mustang' Finds the 'Orgasmic' Joy of »

- Matt Brennan

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César Noms: Mustang, Marguerite, Melanie, and More...

27 January 2016 7:00 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Kristen Stewart's César win last year for Clouds of Sils Maria was historicThis year's César nominations (i.e. The French Oscars) have been announced. Due to the oddities of release schedules statesides, especially when it comes to subtitled pictures, many of the French films we've been discussing as "best ofs" like Girlhood, Saint Laurent, and Clouds of Sils Maria were 2014 features in France and honored accordingly. The only real crossovers with our current awards season are Denis Gamze Erguven's Oscar nominated Mustang (now playing in very limited release in the States) which is all over their nominations and two of their "Foreign Film Nominees" Hungary's Son of Saul and Italy's Youth which will compete with last year's Us Best Picture winner Birdman.

Their nominations were led by the prestige vehicle Marguerite (which is "loosely based" on the story of Florence Foster Jenkins who is getting her own American biopic »

- NATHANIEL R

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France's Cesar Awards Nominate Oscar Contenders 'Mustang,' 'Son of Saul' and More

27 January 2016 6:27 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Meet France's Oscar Entry, 'Mustang,' a Controversial 5-Headed Monster of Femininity France's Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 41st annual Cesar Awards, the country's equivalent to the Oscars. Arnaud Desplechin's acclaimed Cannes drama "My Golden Years" and Xavier Giannoli's "Marguerite," a crowd-pleasing comedy-drama about a 1920s singer who tries to become an opera star despite her terrible voice, dominated the categories with 11 nominations each, including Best Film and Best Director. The ceremony will be held on February 26, just two days before the Oscars, and both shows will have crossover nominees, as France's Academy nominated current Oscar nominees like "Son of Saul," "Mustang" and "Youth." "Mustang," France's Oscar-nominated drama for Best Foreign Language Film, earned nine nominations, including Best Film, Best Director and Best First Film for »

- Zack Sharf

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Nominations for French Oscars announced by Richard Mowe - 2016-01-27 11:20:42

27 January 2016 3:20 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

France’s Oscar contender Mustang figures strongly in the César nominations (Photo: Unifrance)

The nominations for the French Oscars, the Césars, which will be bestowed at a ceremony on 26 February, were unveiled today at Fouquet’s Restaurant in Paris by Alain Terzian, the president of the Academy of the Césars.

Among the big hitters for best film and best director are Jacques Audiard (Dheepan); Stephan Brizé (The Measure Of A Man); Xavier Giannoli (Marguerite); Maiwenn (My King); Emmanuelle Bercot (Standing Tall), and Arnaud Desplechin (My Golden Days). France’s Oscar contender for best foreign film Mustang also figures strongly in the nominations.

Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu both picked up acting nominations for Valley Of Love by Guillaume Nicloux.

The complete list is:

Best film

Dheepan Fatima The Measure Of A Man / La Loi Du Marché Marguerite My King / Mon Roi Mustang Standing Tall / La Tête Haute My Golden Days »

- Richard Mowe

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'Marguerite', 'My Golden Days' top French Cesar nominations

27 January 2016 2:54 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Deniz Gamze Erguven’s Oscar-nominated Mustang also among nominated titles.Scroll down for list of nominations

Arnaud Desplechin’s My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) and Xavier Giannoli’s Marguerite topped the nominations list for France’s annual César Awards, announced this morning (Jan 27).

France’s Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences unveiled the nominations for the 41st edition of the awards at its annual news conference at Le Fouquet’s restaurant on the Champs Elysées.

Desplechin’s romantic drama My Golden Days clocked 11 nominations as did Giannoli’s Marguerite, starring Catherine Frot as a society singer with a terrible voice.

Other features picking up multiple nominations included Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan and Deniz Gamze Erguven’s Mustang, which both secured nine nods.

There was widespread consternation last year in some quarters of the French film industry when five times Palme d’Or nominee Arnaud Desplechin’s My Golden Years was not given a Competition »

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'Marguerite', 'My Golden Years' top French Cesar nominations

27 January 2016 2:54 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Deniz Gamze Erguven’s Oscar-nominated Mustang also among nominated titles.Scroll down for list of nominations

Arnaud Desplechin’s My Golden Years (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) and Xavier Giannoli’s Marguerite topped the nominations list for France’s annual César Awards, announced this morning (Jan 27).

France’s Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences unveiled the nominations for the 41st edition of the awards at its annual news conference at Le Fouquet’s restaurant on the Champs Elysées.

Desplechin’s romantic drama My Golden Years clocked 11 nominations as did Giannoli’s Marguerite, starring Catherine Frot as a society singer with a terrible voice.

Other features picking up multiple nominations included Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan and Deniz Gamze Erguven’s Mustang, which both secured nine nods, as well as Stéphane Brizé’s The Measure Of A Man.

For the first time in the awards’ history, three female directors are nominated in the best directing and best film categories »

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‘Golden Years,’ ‘Marguerite,’ ‘Dheepan,’ ‘Mustang’ Lead Cesar Nominations

27 January 2016 1:43 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Xavier Giannoli’s “Marguerite” and Arnaud Desplechin’s “My Golden Years” are leading the nominations at this year’s Cesar awards, along with “Mustang,” Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Oscar-nominated feature debut, and Jacques Audiard’s Palme-d’Or winning “Dheepan.”

The nominations for the 41st Cesar awards were unveiled today by Alain Terzian, prexy of the French Academy of Arts and Sciences, during a press conference hosted at the Fouquets restaurant.

Terzian revealed that Michael Douglas will follow Sean Penn’s footsteps and receive the honorary Cesar award. Douglas previously won the honorary Cesar nod in 1998.

Set in the roaring 20s, “Marguerite” stars Catherine Frost as a wealthy woman who embarks on a journey to become an Opera singer in spite of her limited singing talent. Nominated for 11 Cesar nods – best film, actress, director, original screenplay — the pic world premiered at Venice. Fidelite Films produced.

“My Golden Years,” which opened at Cannes’ Directors Fortnight, »

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Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Gerard Depardieu Among France's Cesar Awards Nominees

26 January 2016 5:55 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

France's Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences on Wednesday morning unveiled the nominees for this year's Cesar Awards — the country's equivalent to the Oscars — during a press conference at the famed Fouquet's restaurant on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. Foreign-language film Oscar nominee Mustang received nine mentions, including for best film, first film and director. Xavier Giannoli's Marguerite, the tale of a wealthy woman in the 1920s who tries to become an opera singer despite limited talent, and Arnaud Desplechin's Cannes Directors’ Fortnight opening film My Golden Years, about a man who looks back on his life,

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- Rhonda Richford

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Watch: 'Marguerite' Hits a High Note in Feel-Good Trailer for Festival Sensation

22 January 2016 10:48 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Cohen Media Group Acquires Venice Premiere 'Marguerite' Xavier Giannoli's "Marguerite" premiered to rave reviews at both the Telluride and Venice Film Festival last year. The movie is loosely inspired by the life of Florence Foster Jenkins, an American socialite who was ridiculed for her poor singing ability. Catherine Frot stars in the titular role, and she's accompanied by André Marcon, Michel Fau, Christa Théret and Denis Mpunga. The film is set during the 1920s in Paris, as a wealthy women spends most of her time singing opera and performing in elaborate costumes. Marguerite is an enthusiastic performer, but she is also terribly and comically out of tune. She eventually is deluded into thinking that she's a talented diva. "Marguerite" will be released in New York this April. No other release date information has been set. Watch the debut trailer above. Read More: Telluride: 4 Female-Centric Films »

- Kristen Santer

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Catherine Deneuve Set for Martin Provost’s ‘The Midwife’ (Exclusive)

14 January 2016 3:07 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris – A European cast many directors would die for – Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot and Olivier Gourmet – will star in “The Midwife” (“La Sage Femme”), directed by Martin Provost, produced by France’s Curiosa Films and sold by Memento Films International.

Mfi will introduce “The Midwife,” now in pre-production, to buyers at this week’s UniFrance Rendez-Vous With French Cinema, where it is likely to be seen as one of the highest-profile and most attractive of new arthouse projects coming on to the market.

France 3 Cinema and Belgium’s Versus (“The Nun,” “Our Children”) co-produce.

Written by Provost, who won seven Cesar Awards for “Seraphine” including best picture, actress and screenplay, “The Midwife” turns on Claire (Frot), a tremendously gifted traditional midwife who one day receives out of the blue a phone call from Beatrice (Deneuve), her father’s ex-mistress who disappeared from her life 30 years ago, saying she has something important to tell her. »

- John Hopewell

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Christian Bale’s ‘Knight of Cups’ Set for U.S. Premiere at Santa Barbara Festival

12 January 2016 5:06 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has selected Christian Bale’s “Knight of Cups” as its Centerpeice Film with a screening on Feb. 7 at the Arlington Theatre.

The showing will be the U.S. premiere for the Terrence Malick drama and will take place 364 days after the world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. Broad Green Pictures is releasing “Knight of Cups” in the U.S. on March 4.

The film also stars Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Freida Pinto, Isabel Lucas, Imogen Poots, Wes Bentley, Brian Dennehy and Teresa Palmer. Bale portrays a writer on an odyssey through the playgrounds of Los Angeles and Las Vegas as he undertakes a search for love and self.

Nicolas Gonda, Sarah Green and Ken Kao are producing. Malick’s last film, “To the Wonder,” starred Ben Affleck and Olga Kurylenko and grossed less than $3 million worldwide. His 2011 film, “The Tree of Life,” took in more than $50 million worldwide. »

- Dave McNary

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Santa Barbara International Film Festival Slate Features U.S. Premiere of Malick's 'Knight of Cups,' Much More

12 January 2016 12:52 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Centerpiece Film "Knight of Cups," from director Terrence Malick, is among the highlights of the 2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, to be held February 3 to February 13. This year's festival, the 31st, features more than 207 films, including several titles shortlisted for the Foreign-Language Oscar, such as Golden Globe winner "Son of Saul."   Watch: "In New Trailer for Terrence Malick's Meandering 'Knight of Cups,' Christian Bale Floats Through Hollywood" The festival opens with the U.S. premiere of animated film "The Little Prince," loosely based on the tale by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and featuring voice work from Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Ricky Gervais, James Franco, Marion Cotillard, Paul Giamatti, Albert Brooks, and Benicio Del Toro. Closing night selection "Marguerite," from Xavier Giannoli, follows socialite and aspiring opera singer Marguerite Dumont (Catherine Frot) through »

- Matt Brennan

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‘My Golden Years,’ ‘Mustang’ Lead Race For Lumieres Awards

7 January 2016 12:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Arnaud Desplechin’s “My Golden Years” and Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s “Mustang,” a pair of Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight players, are leading the race for France’s 21st Lumieres Awards, the local equivalent to the Golden Globes.

Other leading Lumieres contenders include Catherine Corsini’s “Summertime” and Louis Garrel’s “Two friends.”

“My Golden Years,” an ensemble coming-of-ager, is competing for seven nominations including best film, director, male (Quentin Dolmaire) and female newcomers (Lou Roy-Lecollinet).

Mustang,” which has been nominated for a Golden Globe and reps France in the foreign-language race, is vying for six nods including best film, female newcomer, script and first film.

“Summertime” opened at Locarno and won the Variety Piazza Grande Award. The movie is competing for best film, director, actress (Higelin), script and music. Pic is a 1970s-set period romance drama telling the tale of two women from different backgrounds who fall madly in love against »

- Elsa Keslassy

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