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Iffk 2012: Filipino film Sta.Nina wins top award

14 December 2012 11:31 PM, PST | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

Filipino film Sta.Nina directed by Emmanuel Quindo Palo won the top award at the 17th International Film Festival of Kerala (Iffk) that concluded on Friday.

Indian films that won the top prizes include ID, directed by K.M. Kamal which won the Netpac (Network for promotion of Asian Cinema) award for best Asian Film in the competition.

Joy Mathew’s Malayalam film Shutter won the audience poll award.

Here is the complete list of winners:-

Best film in competition

Sta. Nina (Phillipines) directed by Emmanuel Quindo Palo:

Best director

Ivan’s Woman (Chile) by Francisca Silva

Best Debutant Director

Filmistan by Nitin Kakkar

Audience Award

Shutter by Joy Mathew

Special Jury Mentions.

The Last Step (Iran) directed by Ali Mosaffa

Today (Senegal) by Alain Gomis

Fipresci Award

The Repentant (Algeria) directed by Merzak Allouache

Fipresci award for the best Malayalam movie

K. Gopinathan’s Ithra Matram.

Netpac award »

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First Trailer For Alain Gomis' Drama 'Tey' Debuts (Saul Williams, Aissa Maiga Star)

15 November 2012 9:42 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Senegalese director Alain Gomis' 3rd feature film titled Tey (previously titled Aujourd'hui, or Today in English), made its world premiere in competition at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, and has continued to tour the international film festival circuit since then (February). The film, which stars Saul Williams and Aissa Maiga, follows a man named Satche (played by Williams) during the last 24 hours of his life. Wide Management picked up the film to represent and shop at the Marché du Film at Cannes, and it appears to have been sold to a few territories in Europe (but not the USA yet unfortunately), »

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Amitabh Bachchan Retrospective at Kolkata International Film Festival 2012

3 November 2012 3:48 AM, PDT | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

Amitabh Bachchan

The 18th edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival will host a special section in the honour of Amitabh Bachchan. The festival will be inaugurated by Bachchan along with Shahrukh Khan.

Six of Bachchan starrer films: Saath Hindustani, Abhiman, Saudagar, Deewar, Black, and Cheeni Kum will be screened under the special section “Big Story” (Amitabh Bachchan).

The festival will run from 10th to 17th November, 2012. The eight day festival will host 170 films from 62 countries.

This year the festival will hold various special sections. Some of them are:

 Centenary Tribute

This section will screen 13 films of Michelangelo Antonioni.

The Adventure (1960)

The Night (1961)

The Eclipse (1962)

The Red Desert (1964)

Identification of a Woman (1982)

People of the Po Valley (1947)

Lies of Love (1949)

Superstitions (1949)

Dustmen (1948)

Kumbha Mela (1989)

Roma 90 (1990)

Sicilia (1997)

Michelangelo Eye to Eye (2004)

 

200 Years Birth Anniversary Charles Dickens

Nicholas Nickleby by Douglas McGrath

The Pickwick Papers by Noel Langley

 

100 Years Of Indian Cinema

Raja Harishchandra by D. »

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International Film Festival of Kerala announces line up

1 November 2012 10:22 PM, PDT | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

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.

Some of the highlights of the lineup are festival favourites of the year Amour, Chitrangada, Samhita, The Sapphires, Drapchi, Miss Lovely, Me and You, Celluloid Man, and Baandhon.

Fourteen films will screen in the Competition section while seven contemporary films will be screened in “Indian Cinema Now” section.

 

Complete list of films:

Competition Films

Fourteen feature films from Asia, Africa and Latin America will compete for the coveted “Suvarna Chakoram” (Golden Crow Pheasant) and other awards.

Always Brando by Ridha Behi (Tunisia)

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)

Sta. Niña by Manny Palo (Philippines)

Present Tense »

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AFI Fest 2012 Presented By Audi Announces Presentations, Conversations And Additional Screening

31 October 2012 3:18 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

AFI Fest 2012 presented by Audi, a program of the American Film Institute, today announced the events and screenings in its Presentations and Conversations programs, an additional screening and some of the guests who are expected to attend this year.s festival. AFI Fest, which annually presents the best of world cinema in the movie capital of the world, will take place November 1 through 8 at the historic Grauman.s Chinese Theatre, the Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Stay with us here at Wamg as we bring you the latest from the AFI Fest screenings, panels and after-parties right here in Hollywood!

Presentations:

This variety of special screening events offers audiences a unique festival experience.

Sunset Boulevard: Dir Billy Wilder

With restoration services by Technicolor, be among the first to experience one of Hollywood.s most beloved films as it was originally intended. A fitting release »

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'Nairobi Half Life,' 'Paradise: Love,' 'Tey' Amongst AFI Fest World Cinema, Breakthrough Selections

31 October 2012 3:04 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

I'm late on posting this press release, which has several titles we've covered, making their USA debuts, which is key, like David Tosh Gitonga's Nairobi Half Life (Kenya's submission for this year's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar; others of note (although not necessarily making their USA debuts) include Ulrich Seidl's Paradise: Love and Paradise: Faith, Alain Gomis' Tey, and Student Academy Award winner Narcocorrido which stars Nicki Michaeux, among others. Nijla will be covering the festival in La for S&A, so we should get reviews of some of these films, as well as interviews with talent. Here's everything and the »

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Amsterdam's Africa in the Picture Film Festival, Oct 19 - 28, Opens w/ Alain Gomis' 'Tey'

19 October 2012 3:17 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

It's not all doom and gloom when it comes to black cinema in The Netherlands, despite recent posts. The Africa in the Picture (Aitp) Film Festival is an independent film festival and platform for African and African Diaspora Cinema, happening annually in Amsterdam.  Every year Aitp organizes a film festival showcasing a unique selection of films from all over the world. The 15th edition began today, October 19 and will run through the 28th, with a lineup of more than 80 films, as well as a program of visual arts, workshops, lectures, debates and more. Alain Gomis' 3rd feature film titled Tey (or Today in English) - photo above - »

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AFI Fest 2012 Announces Lineup For World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight And Shorts Selections

15 October 2012 8:38 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

AFI Fest 2012 presented by Audi, a program of the American Film Institute, today announced the remaining sections and films that will screen in the festival.s World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight and Shorts programs. AFI Fest, which annually presents the best of world cinema in the movie capital of the world, will take place November 1 through 8 at the historic Grauman.s Chinese Theatre, the Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

World Cinema showcases the most anticipated and prize-winning international films of the year, Breakthrough highlights work discovered only through the submission process and Midnight.s selections are always haunting. Both World Cinema and Breakthrough feature a number of films making their North American or U.S. Premieres, including The Angels. Share, Greatest Hits, Laurence AnywaysNairobi Half Life, Pieta, White Elephant and Zaytoun.

Two of the shorts in competition are from AFI Conservatory.s recent class of »

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2012 AFI Fest Load Up in Petzold, Haneke, Mungiu, Reygadas, Assayas, Miguel Gomes and a pair from Seidl

15 October 2012 5:15 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Today, AFI 2012 announced its complete lineup, after previously debuting its New Auteurs, Young Americans, Galas and Special Screenings we finally get a look at the Midnight, Breakthrough, Shorts, and deliriously good World Cinema Selections.

The Shorts section, with almost too many to count, features new work from Nacho Vigalando, Nicolas Provost, and even Shia Labeouf (Cannes selected), among many others. The four Midnight titles all played in Tiff 2012’s Midnight Madness selection, and here we see John Dies at the End making a stop here after originally premiering at Sundance. They’ve nabbed three North American premieres in their Breakthrough section, including Kid from Fien Troch, Nairobi Half Life from David Tosh Gitonga, and Oh Boy from Jan Ole Gerster. But AFI has managed to really impress with it’s World Cinema selections. Just as they nabbed Cannes premiere Holy Motors for their Special Screenings, they’ve nabbed several high »

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Complete Lineup of 14th Mumbai Film Festival 2012

24 September 2012 6:59 AM, PDT | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

14th Mumbai Film Festival (Mff) announced its complete lineup today in a press conference. Mff will be held from October 18th to 25th at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (Ncpa) and Inox, Nariman Point, Liberty Cinemas, Marine Lines as the main festival venues and Cinemax, Andheri and Cinemax Sion as the satellite venues. Click here to watch trailers and highlights from the festival.

 

Here is the complete list of films to be screened during the festival (October 18-25)

 

International Competition for the First Feature Films of Directors

1. From Tuesday To Tuesday (De Martes A Martes)

Dir.: Gustavo Fernandez Triviño (Argentina / 2012 / Col. / 111′)

2. The Last Elvis (El Último Elvis)

Dir.: Armando Bo (Argentina / 2012 / Col. / 91′)

3. The Sapphires

Dir.: Wayne Blair (Australia / 2012 / Col. / 103′)

4. The Wall (Die Wand)

Dir.: Julian Pölsler (Austria-Germany / 2012 / Col. / 108′)

5. Teddy Bear (10 timer til Paradis)

Dir.: Mads Matthiesen (Denmark / 2012 / Col. / 93′)

6. Augustine

Dir.: Alice Winccour (France / 2012 / Col. »

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Film News: First Titles Released for 48th Chicago International Film Festival

23 August 2012 10:34 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The 48th Chicago International Film Festival has released the first 22 titles in its lineup to be screened from Thursday, October 11th, through Thursday, October 25th. Over 150 films from more than 50 countries are expected to be presented at this year’s festival.

One of the most buzzed-about titles on the roster is Ben Lewin’s “The Sessions,” which stars John Hawkes as a 36-year-old man in an iron lung who decides to lose his virginity by hiring a sex surrogate (Helen Hunt) with the help of his priest (William H. Macy). The film was a big hit at Sundance and received the Audience Award as well as the Special Jury Prize for ensemble acting. Another wildly anticipated picture is Leos Carax’s “Holy Motors,” which reportedly garnered the most divisive yet impassioned reactions of any selection at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Earning comparisons to the work of David Lynch, »

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Cannes 2012 - Wide Management Picks Up Alain Gomis' "Aujourd'hui" & Patrik-Ian Polk's "The Skinny"

19 May 2012 6:42 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Leading independent film sales company, Wide Management, has picked up 2 new projects to represent and shop at the Marché du Film at Cannes: Senegalese director Alain Gomis' 3rd feature film titled Aujourd'hui (or Today in English, also known as Tey), which premiered at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February; and Patrik-Ian Polk's The Skinny - Polk being the director of Lgbt-themed indie films Noah's Arc:Jumping the Broom and Punks, as well as the creator of the Noah's Arc series for the Logo network. Polk's Skinny has already been screening in theaters around »

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Shortland and Krawitz both have films in competition in Sydney

8 May 2012 5:22 AM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Cate Shortland and Tony Krawitz, who are married to each other, both have films among the 12 titles in competition at next month.s Sydney Film Festival.

Lore, a drama set during World War II and based on the novel The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert, is Shortland.s feature film follow-up to Somersault, while Dead Europe, also set in Europe but a contemporary story adapted from a novel by Christos Tsiolkas, is Krawitz.s first dramatic feature film after his acclaimed short Jewboy and the recent documentary The Tall Man. Tsiolkas also wrote The Slap, on which the acclaimed television series was based.

The other debuts in the competition line-up include Korean filmmaker Yuen Sang-Ho.s The King Of Pigs, Us director Benh Zeitlin.s Beasts of the Southern Wild and Brazilian Kleber Mendonca Filho.s Neighbouring Sounds.

The veterans in the program include Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, with their »

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The 2012 Seattle Film Festival Line-Up is the Best I've Seen in Years

27 April 2012 12:07 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I can't remember a time I went to the Seattle International Film Festival (Siff) press launch and looked over the list of films and saw so many I was interested in seeing. The claim to fame for over the years is to call it the largest and most-highly attended festival in the United States. This is a fact I've often taken issue with as I don't equate quantity with quality. Granted, there has been a large number of quality features to play the fest over the years, including Golden Space Needle (Best Film) winners such as Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), My Life as a Dog (1987), Trainspotting (1996), Run Lola Run (1999), Whale Rider (2003) and even recent Best Director winner, Michel Hazanavicius's Oss 117: Nest of Spies in 2006. That said, looking over this year's crop of films I see a lot of films I will be doing my absolute best to see. »

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Berlin Film Festival Review: ‘Aujourd’hui’ is a Colorful, Sunny Exploration of Death

21 February 2012 5:45 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

In his last day on the planet, Satché (Saul Williams) doesn’t go sky diving, and he doesn’t go skinny dipping. He probably doesn’t even have a bucket list. What he does have is a vibrant world at his fingertips and a courageous ability to walk calmly toward death. In Aujourd’hui (the french word for “Today”), writer/director Alain Gomis has used the stuffy old cliche of impending death and faced it with a poetic tone and a philosophy rooted more in sex and friendship than in deeper thinking. This is a mirror world that resembles our own. Possibilities are shunned, the end is embraced, life is just as dull and beautiful as it’s always been. The movie opens with Satché’s eyes greeting the sunshine and a tearful crowd in his mother’s home. This is the ritual, and just as it’s never explained why our healthy hero is guaranteed death »

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Berlinale 2012. Rankings

19 February 2012 7:09 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Revision

There'll be more notes and roundups over the next few days, but before tonight's presentation of the Bears, I thought I'd rank the films I managed to see at this year's Berlinale. Note that these are not awards predictions but rather personal preferences, for what they're worth. In order (for the moment):

 

Outstanding

1. Barbara (Christian Petzold), Competition (see the notes and roundup).

2. Tabu (Miguel Gomes), Competition (notes and roundup).

3. Revision (Philip Scheffner), Forum.

Very Good

4. Bestiaire (Denis Côté), Forum (notes and roundup).

Good

5. Sister (Ursula Meier), Competition.

6. Death Row (Werner Herzog), Berlinale Special.

7. War Witch (Kim Nguyen), Competition.

8. Aujourd'hui (Alain Gomis), Competition.

9. Everybody in Our Family (Radu Jude), Forum.

10. Marina Abramović The Artist Is Present (Matthew Akers), Panorama Dokumente.

11. Golden Slumbers (Davy Chou), Forum.

Just Above The Middle Line

12. Mercy (Matthias Glasner), Competition.

13. Captive (Brillante Mendoza), Competition (notes and roundup).

14. Francine (Brian M Cassidy and Melani Shatzky), Forum. »

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Berlin Review: Alain Gomis' 'Today' Profoundly Captures a Dying Man's Final Day, Then Struggles Along With Him

10 February 2012 5:41 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The opening minutes of Alain Gomis' "Today" convey a powerful spectrum of emotions. Satché (Saul Williams), a young Senegalese man, begins a slow, mournful walk down a hallway, surrounding by teary friends and family. Seated in a room surrounded by his elders, Satché listens to the announcement of his imminent death at the end of the day. No specific reason is given other than "he has been chosen," but that provides ample explanation for the moving allegorical story that follows, although nothing match the complex existential confusion of the introductory sequence. Writer-director Gomis front loads "Today" with good ideas and then promptly runs out of them.    None of that makes "Today" any less perceptive during its first half, when it works as a beautiful paean to the desperation of premature demise. The downbeat eulogy is balanced off by a subsequently jubilant death march, as Satché wanders down the »

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Berlinale 2012: Preview – Open the doors for the bears

4 February 2012 6:24 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The festival circus of Germany‘s big A-film festival is little less then a week away and it‘s been four days since the whole programme of this year‘s Berlinale was released. With almost 400 films the list of title‘s comprises of about as many films as the studio system blasted out annually during its golden age. For ten days Berlin‘s movie theatres will host films from around the globe, and since it is an absolute impossibility to get a grip on everything that will be shown I‘ve decided to be more than happy if by the end of the festival I‘ve gotten the gist of this list.

While some might welcome the sudden start of winter in Berlin I am already dreading the freezing cold while waiting in line at the accreditation’s counter only to find out that the films I‘ve carefully selected to watch are already out. »

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Berlinale 2012: The Complete Competition Lineup

31 January 2012 10:34 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 62nd Berlin International Film Festival has completed its competition program today with the addition of Wang Quan'an's "Bai iu yuan" (White Deer Plain). In total, 18 films will be vying for the Golden and Silver Bears in the Berlinale Palast. A total of 23 films will be showing in the Competition programme. There will also be two special screenings in the Berlinale Palast. The full list below: A moi seule (Coming Home), directed by Frederic Videau (France) Aujord'hui (Tey), directed by Alain Gomis (France, Senegal) Bai iu yuan (White Deer Plain), directed by Wang Quan'an (China) Barbara, directed by Christian Petzold (Germany) Bel Ami, directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Oremerod (UK) - out of competition Captive, directed by Brillante Mendoz (France, Philippines, Germany, UK) Cesare deve morire (Caesar Must Die), directed by Paolo & Vittorio Taviani (Italy) Csak a szei (Just The Wind), directed by »

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Berlinale 2012. Competition Adds 7 Titles

20 January 2012 7:02 PM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Shadow Dancer

It's been a good week for festival news junkies. Sundance has opened, Rotterdam's full schedule is now online, Cannes has named Nanni Moretti as President of the Jury for the 65th edition in May, and the Berlinale's been rolling out lineup after lineup. Today's addition: "With seven more films, the Competition program of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival is nearing completion. To date it includes 22 films, of which 17 are vying for the Golden and Silver Bears. 18 films will celebrate their world premieres in the Competition of the Berlinale 2012."

So, the story so far:

À moi seule (Coming Home). France. By Frédéric Videau (Le fils de Jean-Claude Videau, Variéte Francaise). With Agathe Bonitzer and Reda Kateb. World premiere.

Bel Ami. Great Britain. By Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod (feature debut). With Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci. World premiere / Out of Competition.

En kongelig affære »

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