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Cécile Decugis: French New Wave Editor of ‘Breathless’ Dies at 87

25 July 2017 2:03 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Cécile Decugis, one of the key early figures of the French New Wave, passed away June 11, according to El Watan, the French-language newspaper in Algeria. The news only started to spread throughout the film world when fellow editor and protege Mary Stephens paid tribute to the Decugis in a Facebook post.

At the dawn of the New Wave in 1957, Decugis edited a young Francois Truffaut’s short film “Les Mistons,” which is largely credited as being the first film in which Truffaut found his cinematic voice and being a key early short of the film movement that would dominate international cinema in the ’60s.

Read More: Jean-Luc Godard’s Rare, Early Film, ‘Une Femme Coquette,’ Appears on YouTube — Watch

Decugis also edited Jean-Luc Godard’s first feature, “Breathless,” one the most important pieces of editing in film history and the movie that made Godard a filmmaking sensation. Although the film »

- Chris O'Falt

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New ‘Le Redoubtable’ Trailer Provides Another Colorful Look At The Life Of Jean-Luc Godard

25 July 2017 9:43 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It takes a certain amount of brass ones to make a movie about a still living, and active, cinema legend. However, “The Artist” director Michel Hazanavicius had no fears taking on Jean-Luc Godard in “Le Redoubtable.” The film premiered earlier this year to mixed notices at Cannes (we thought it was a harmless bit of fun), and now it’s making way to theaters where cinephiles will certainly be intrigued.

Continue reading New ‘Le Redoubtable’ Trailer Provides Another Colorful Look At The Life Of Jean-Luc Godard at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jerusalem Film Festival opens with laughs not politics

14 July 2017 12:59 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Michel Hazanavicius and Louis Garrel attend with opening night screening of Redoubtable.

The 34th edition of the Jerusalem Film Festival kicked-off on Thursday night with an open-air screening of Michel Hazanavicius’s Jean-Luc Godard comedy Redoubtable and a stripped down opening ceremony aimed at keeping the spotlight on cinema. 

Jff’s opening nights in the Sultan’s Pool amphitheatre in the shadow of the Old City walls have been politically-charged in recent years, thanks mainly to the presence of Israel’s controversial Culture Minister Miri Regev.

The former Israeli Defence Force spokeswoman’s views on how cultural funding should be redistributed away from the traditional cultural hubs of cities like Tel Aviv and not be meted out to works criticising the country have made her deeply unpopular within the country’s left-leaning cinema world.

Jeers for Regev

There were no politicians on stage on Thursday evening apart from the city’s mayor Nir Barkat, who handed »

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Jean-Luc Godard’s Radical and Revolutionary ‘La Chinoise’ and ‘Le Gai Savior’ Get Essential Restorations — Watch

12 July 2017 11:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“It’s the Little Red Book / That makes it all move”

On the tail end of his lauded New Wave period, seminal filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard began to move towards a new realm of cinema, best exemplified by his 1967 political feature, “La Chinioise,” a woozy and modern take on Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s 1872 novel “The Possessed” that married some of the auteur’s signature obsessions — from tracking shots to a star turn from Jean-Pierre Léaud — with a new bent towards political motivations.

Godard continued to traffic in such films for the next decade, spurned by his infamous desire to spend his time “making political films politically,” and “La Chinoise” was followed by offerings like “Le Gai Savoir” and “Tout Va Bien,” which continued to share Godard’s constantly evolving vision of both the world and his films with an enthralled audience.

Read More‘Redoubtable’: Michel Hazanavicius’ Free-Wheeling Jean-Luc Godard Biopic Goes »

- Kate Erbland

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Woody Allen’s Jazz Concert in Germany Disrupted by Topless Feminists

12 July 2017 5:09 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Two topless female protesters from the feminist group Femen interrupted a concert by Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band, who were playing their first concert in Germany in six years Tuesday evening.

Targeting Allen for his alleged abuse of adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, the women stormed the stage about 20 minutes into the show at the Elbphilharmonie, the glittering new concert hall in Hamburg. The woman ran about on stage wearing flowers in their hair and with messages scrawled on their bodies – quotes from Farrow’s 2014 open letter detailing Allen’s alleged abuse, according to Femen’s Facebook page. The protesters were met with loud boos from the audience before they were finally escorted out by the hall’s personnel.

Following the show, activists outside the Elbphilharmonie handed out leaflets explaining that they had not sought “to spoil the evening” but rather “to give the victims of sexual violence a voice,” according »

- Ed Meza

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Jerusalem Film Festival Bows New Industry Program, Think Fest

10 July 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jerusalem Film Festival is set to expand its industry program with Think Fest, a three-day initiative bringing together dozens of international film festival directors, programmers, organizers and staffers.

The inaugural edition of Think Fest will run July 13-15 and will host several panels discussing issues affecting the film festival world.

“The program was designed based upon topics raised by the participants and organizers; the strong attendance of so many film festival professionals will undoubtedly result in a passionate and stimulating debate,” stated Jerusalem Film Festival.

The first panel will discuss the impact of digital services on film festivals with Frederic Boyer, the artistic director of Tribeca, Anna Hoffmann, the forum program manager of Berlin Film Festival, and Mirsad Purivatra, the director and co-founder of Sarajevo Film Festival.

The role of film festival within the changing landscape of arthouse film distribution will be debated during the second roundtable with Bero Beyer, the »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Munich: Zvyagintsev, Pinho and Lass among winners

3 July 2017 3:20 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Cannes competition title Loveless wins best international film.

Films by Andrey Zvyagintsev, Pedro Pinho and Tom Lass were among the winners at the 35th Filmfest München which came to a close on Saturday evening with a gala awards ceremony before the German premiere of Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest with actor Bill Nighy and producer Stephen Woolley in attendance.

The €50,000 Arri/Osram award for the best international film in the CineMasters sidebar went to Zvyagintsev’s Cannes competition film Loveless which opened in Russian cinemas through Wdssr on June 1 and will be released in Germany by Wild Bunch.

Producers Alexander Rodnyansky and Serguey Melkumov accepted the award in Munich from the hands of the international jury comprising German director Valeska Grisebach (whose latest feature Western premiered in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard in May), producer Markus Zimmer, and actress Nastassja Kinski.

This is the second time Zvyagintsev received the Munich award after his previous feature Leviathan had won »

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

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‘The Beguiled,’ ‘The Double Lover,’ ‘Good Time’ to Compete at Jerusalem Film Festival

28 June 2017 4:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After world premiering at Cannes, Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled,” François Ozon’s “The Double Lover” and the Safdie brothers’ “Good Time” will compete at the 34th Jerusalem Film Festival, which is set to take place July 13-23.

The fest’s international competition lineup also includes Lav Diaz’s “The Woman Who Left,” Stéphane Brizé’s “A Woman’s Life,” Valeska Grisebach’s “Western,” Hong Sang-soo’s “On the Beach at Night Alone,” Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross’s “My Happy Family,” Mohammad Rasoulof’s “A Man of Integrity,” Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa’s Cannes Critics’ Week title “Gabriel and The Mountain,” Călin Peter Netzer’s “Ana, Mon Amour” and Ferenc Török’s “1945.”

The Israeli film competition section is made up of seven movies which will vie for 11 prizes, including the Haggiag Award for Best Feature. The pics set to compete are Ofir Raul Graizer’s “The Cakemaker,” a daring drama about a young German baker who infiltrates »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Bypassed Palme d'Or Contenders Academy Award Chances? From Haneke's Latest to Pattinson Thriller

20 June 2017 8:14 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Good Time' with Robert Pattinson: All but completely bypassed at the Cannes Film Festival, Ben and Joshua Safdie's crime thriller – co-written by Joshua Safdie and Ronald Bronstein – may turn out to be a key contender in various categories next awards season. Bypassed Palme d'Or contenders (See previous post re: Cannes winners Diane Kruger & Sofia Coppola's Oscar chances.) The Cannes Film Festival has historically been both U.S.- and eurocentric. In other words, filmmaking from other countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific tend to be ignored either at the awards ceremony or at the very outset – in other words, they don't even get the chance to compete for the Palme d'Or. This year was no different, with a mere two non-u.S., non-European productions (or co-productions) among the 19 films in the Official Competition: Naomi Kawase's Japanese romantic drama Radiance and Hong Sang-soo's South Korean romantic drama The Day After. Both came out empty-handed. Among the other movies that failed to win any of the Official Competition awards, several may have a shot in some category or other come Oscar time. Notably: The socially conscious family drama Happy End, produced by veteran Margaret Ménégoz (Pauline at the Beach, Europa Europa) and a Sony Pictures Classics release in North America. Dir.: Michael Haneke. Cast: Isabelle Huppert. Jean-Louis Trintignant. Mathieu Kassovitz. The mix of time-bending mystery and family drama Wonderstruck, a Roadside Attractions / Amazon Studios release (on Oct. 20) in the U.S. Dir.: Todd Haynes. Cast: Julianne Moore. Millicent Simmonds. Cory Michael Smith. The crime drama Good Time, an A24 release (on Aug. 11) in the U.S. Dir.: Ben and Joshua Safdie. Cast: Robert Pattinson. Jennifer Jason Leigh. Barkhad Abdi. Cannes non-win doesn't mean weaker Oscar chances It's good to remember that the lack of a Cannes Film Festival win doesn't necessarily reduce a film's, a director's, a screenwriter's, or a performer's Oscar chances. Case in point: last year's Cannes Best Actress “loser” Isabelle Huppert for Elle. Here are a few other recent examples of Cannes non-winners in specific categories that went on to receive Oscar nods: Carol (2015), Best Actress (Cate Blanchett) nominee. Two Days, One Night / Deux jours, une nuit (2014), Best Actress (Marion Cotillard) nominee. The Great Beauty / La grande bellezza (2013), Best Foreign Language Film winner. The Hunt / Jagten (2012), Best Foreign Language Film nominee (at the 2013 Academy Awards). The Artist (2011), Best Picture and Best Director (Michel Hazanavicius) Oscar winner. And here's a special case: Amour leading lady and 2012 Best Actress Oscar nominee Emmanuelle Riva could not have won the Best Actress Award at Cannes, as current festival rules prevent Palme d'Or winners from taking home any other Official Competition awards. In other words, Isabelle Huppert (again), Julianne Moore, and Robert Pattinson – and their respective films – could theoretically remain strong Oscar contenders despite the absence of Cannes Film Festival Official Competition victories. Mohammad Rasoulof and Leslie Caron among other notable Cannes winners Besides those already mentioned in this article, notable winners at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival include: Mohammad Rasoulof's A Man of Integrity. Having infuriated Iran's theocracy, in 2010 Rasoulof was sentenced to a year in prison following accusations of “filming without a permit.” He has been out on bail. In 2011, Rasoulof won the Un Certain Regard sidebar's Best Director Award for Goodbye. Two years later, his Un Certain Regard entry Manuscripts Don't Burn won the International Film Critics' Fipresci Prize. Veteran Leslie Caron and her 17-year-old pet rescue dog Tchi Tchi shared the Palm DogManitarian Award for their work in the British television series The Durrells in Corfu / The Durrells. Caron, who will be turning 86 on July 1, made her film debut in Vincente Minnelli's 1951 musical An American in Paris – that year's Best Picture Academy Award winner. She would be shortlisted twice for the Best Actress Oscar: Lili (1953) and The L-Shaped Room (1963). Last year, she was the subject of Larry Weinstein's documentary Leslie Caron: The Reluctant Star and will next be seen in Thomas Brunot's short The Perfect Age. Faces Places / Visages, villages, which offers a tour of the French countryside, won Cannes' Golden Eye Award for Best Documentary. The directors are veteran Agnès Varda (Cléo from 5 to 7, Vagabond), who turned 89 on May 30, and photographer/muralist Jr. Faces Places is supposed to be Varda's swan song, following a career spanning more than six decades. Her 2008 César-winning documentary The Beaches of Agnès was one of the 15 semi-finalists for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar. See below a comprehensive list of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival winners. Leslie Caron in 'The Durrells in Corfu.' TV series a.k.a. 'The Durrells' earned the veteran two-time Best Actress Oscar nominee ('Lili,' 1953; 'The L-Shaped Room,' 1963) and her dog companion Tchi Tchi this year's Palm DogManitarian Award at the Cannes Film Festival. 2017 Cannes Film Festival winners Official Competition Palme d'Or: The Square (dir.: Ruben Östlund). Grand Prix: 120 Beats per Minute (dir.: Robin Campillo). Jury Prize: Loveless (dir.: Andrey Zvyagintsev). Best Screenplay (tie): The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthymis Filippou. You Were Never Really Here, Lynne Ramsay. Best Actress: Diane Kruger, In the Fade. Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here. Best Director: Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled. Best Short Film: A Gentle Night (dir.: Qiu Yang). Short Film Special Mention: Katto (dir.: Teppo Airaksinen).   Un Certain Regard Un Certain Regard Award: A Man of Integrity (dir.: Mohammad Rasoulof). Jury Prize: April's Daughter / Las hijas de abril (dir.: Michel Franco). Best Director: Taylor Sheridan, Wind River. Best Actress / Best Performance: Jasmine Trinca, Fortunata. Prize for Best Poetic Narrative: Barbara (dir.: Mathieu Amalric).   International Film Critics' Fipresci Prize Official Competition:  120 Beats per Minute. Un Certain Regard: Closeness (dir.: Kantemir Balagov). Directors' Fortnight: The Nothing Factory / A Fábrica de Nada (dir.: Pedro Pinho).   Directors' Fortnight / Quinzaine des Réalisateurs Prix Sacd (Société des Auteurs Compositeurs Dramatiques) (tie): Lover for a Day / L'amant d'un jour (dir.: Philippe Garrel). Let the Sunshine In / Un beau soleil intérieur (dir.: Claire Denis). C.I.C.A.E. Art Cinema Award: The Rider (dir.: Chloe Zhao). Europa Cinemas Label: A Ciambra (dir.: Jonas Carpignano). Prix Illy for Best Short Film: Back to Genoa City / Retour à Genoa City (dir.: Benoît Grimalt).   Critics' Week Grand Prize: Makala (dir.: Emmanuel Gras). Visionary Award: Gabriel and the Mountain / Gabriel e a Montanha (dir.: Fellipe Barbosa). Gan Foundation Award for Distribution: Version Originale Condor, French distributor of Gabriel and the Mountain. Sacd Award: Léa Mysius, Ava. Discovery Award for Best Short Film: Los desheredados (dir.: Laura Ferrés). Canal+ Award for Best Short Film: The Best Fireworks Ever / Najpienkniejsze Fajerwerki Ever (dir.: Aleksandra Terpinska).   Other Cannes Film Festival 2017 Awards 70th Anniversary prize: Nicole Kidman. Caméra d'Or for Best First Film: Montparnasse Bienvenue / Jeune femme (dir.: Léonor Serraille). Golden Eye Award for Best Documentary: Faces Places / Visages, Villages (dir.: Agnès Varda, Jr). Prize of the Ecumenical Jury: Radiance (dir.: Naomi Kawase). Queer Palm: 120 Beats per Minute. Queer Palm for Best Short Film: Islands / Les îles (dir.: Yann Gonzalez). Cannes Soundtrack Award for Best Composer: Daniel Lopatin, Good Time. Vulcan Prize for Artist Technicians: Josefin Åsberg, The Square. Kering Women in Motion Award: Isabelle Huppert. Palm Dog: Einstein the Dog for The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected). Palm DogManitarian Award: Leslie Caron and the dog Tchi Tchi for The Durrells in Corfu. Chopard Trophy for Male/Female Revelation: George MacKay and Anya Taylor-Joy.   This article was originally published at Alt Film Guide (http://www.altfg.com/). »

- Steph Mont.

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Cannes Winning Best Actor and Lanthimos' Quirky 'Family' Thriller Academy Award Chances?

20 June 2017 7:38 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'120 Beats per Minute' trailer: Robin Campillo's AIDS movie features plenty of drama and a clear sociopolitical message. AIDS drama makes Pedro Almodóvar cry – but will Academy members tear up? (See previous post re: Cannes-Oscar connection.) In case France submits it to the 2018 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, screenwriter-director Robin Campillo's AIDS drama 120 Beats per Minute / 120 battements par minute, about the Paris Act Up chapter in the early 1990s, could quite possibly land a nomination. The Grand Prix (Cannes' second prize), international film critics' Fipresci prize, and Queer Palm winner offers a couple of key ingredients that, despite its gay sex scenes, should please a not insignificant segment of the Academy membership: emotionalism and a clear sociopolitical message. When discussing the film after the presentation of the Palme d'Or, Pedro Almodóvar (and, reportedly, jury member Jessica Chastain) broke into tears. Some believed, in fact, that 120 Beats per Minute »

- Steph Mont.

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Godard biopic 'Redoubtable' to open Jerusalem Film Festival

20 June 2017 4:46 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Michel Hazanavicius to attend festival’s opening ceremony.

Michel Hazanavicius’s Redoubtable, which played in competition at Cannes last month, will open the 34th Jerusalem Film Festival (July 12-23).

Hazanavicius will attend the festival’s opening ceremony at the open-air Sultan’s Pool venue.

Set in 1967, the film recounts the relationship between revered French film director Jean-Lus Godard and young actress Anne Wiazemsky.

Screen’s review called it “a dazzlingly executed, hugely enjoyable act of stylistic homage”. Wild Bunch is handling sales, Lev Films will distribute in Israel.

This year’s Jerusalem Film Festival will see the event spread its wings further afield, including events planned at various locations across the city such as the projection of a print of Giuseppe Tornatore’s 1988 classic Cinema Paradiso in Muristan Square.

The festival is also launching a new mobile cinema fitted with a high-quality projection setup that will travel to different Jerusalem neighbourhoods for free public screenings of a selection »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Michel Hazanavicius' 'Redoubtable' to Open Jerusalem Film Festival

20 June 2017 1:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Michel Hazanavicius' Redoubtable will open this year's Jerusalem Film Festival on July 13.

For the biopic, the director of The Artist returns to the well of cinema history, looking at the life of French-Swiss New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard, in particular his political radicalization and the breakup of his short marriage to the much younger actress Anne Wiazemsky in 1968. Redoubtable premiered in competition in Cannes last month.

Hazanavicius will attend the Jerusalem open-air premiere at the Sultan's Pool Amphitheatre. The 34th Jerusalem festival, which runs July 13-23, will screen more than 180 films.

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Cannes title 'Mobile Homes' with Imogen Poots gets UK deal

16 June 2017 1:31 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Thunderbird picks up project; sets spring 2018 release.

Mobiles Homes, which played in the Directors’ Fortnight strand at the Cannes Film Festival, has been picked up for UK distribution by Thunderbird Releasing.

The debut feature from Vladimir de Fontenay, it stars Imogen Poots, Callum Turner and newcomer Frank Oulton and follows a young mother as she drifts from one motel to the next with her intoxicating boyfriend and her 8- year-old son.

The deal was negotiated by Edward Fletcher, managing director of Thunderbird Releasing, and Charlotte Mickie, former president of Mongrel International.

Mobile Homes is slated for a UK release in early spring, 2018.

Fletcher said the film was a “fantastic debut; one of those Cannes moments where initial expectations were blown away by the gripping story- and a totally absorbing and heartfelt performance by Imogen Poots.”

This year Thunderbird have already picked up another Cannes title; Michel Hazanavicius’s Redoubtable, which premiered »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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Michel Hazanavicius appointed Deauville jury president

13 June 2017 1:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Emmanuelle Bercot will preside over the Revelation jury.

Michel Hazanavicius, director of The Artist, will preside over the jury at the 43rd Deauville American Film Festival.

The jury will hand out the grand prize and jury prize at the event, which is based in the Normandy seaside resort.

“I’m extremely moved and honoured to preside over this year’s Jury of the Deauville American Film Festival,” said Hazanavicius.

“Like half the planet, I was in part raised on American cinema and I am looking forward to spending these 10 days of binge-watching the latest output. In cinema we trust!”

Hazanavicius’ latest film Redoubtable was in official competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Actress, writer and director Emmanuelle Bercot, whose 2015 film Standing Tall opened the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, will preside over the Revelation jury which honours an up-and-coming director.

She said: “As a great lover of all things American, I am delighted »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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Michel Hazanavicius, Emmanuelle Bercot Set for Jury Duty at Deauville American Film Festival

12 June 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

French director Michel Hazanavicius, whose latest film “Redoutable” competed at Cannes, is set to preside over the jury of the 43rd Deauville American Film Festival.

Hazanavacius’ jury will hand out two awards, the Grand Prize and Jury Prize, to films playing in competition in Deauville.

“I’m extremely moved and honored to preside over this year’s Jury of the Deauville American Film Festival,” said Hazanavicius, whose Oscar-winning film “The Artist” has been described as a love letter to Hollywood’s silent era. “Like half the planet, I was in part raised on American cinema and I am looking forward to spending these 10 days of binge-watching the latest output. In cinema we trust!”

Helmed by artistic director Bruno Barde, the Deauville festival complimented Hazanavicius on showing “an iconoclastic yet appealing style, revealing a concern to reach audiences without abandoning his artistic rigor since his beginnings as a filmmaker.”

Meanwhile, Emmanuelle Bercot, »

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Jews in the News, Cannes

4 June 2017 10:01 PM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Resistance” the story of the famed mime Marcel Marceau and how he learned to mime in order to survive and to save the lives of Jewish orphans in World War II France, written and to be directed by “Hands of Stone” director Jonathan Jakubowicz and produced by Claudine Jakubowicz and Carlos Garcia de Paredes, will star the curly haired and fast talking Jesse Eisenberg who played Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 film “The Social Network”. Baptiste Marceau, the oldest son of Marcel, has been closely involved in the research for this European coproduction that CAA is packaging and representing in Cannes. Marceau the artist of silence gave his first major performance to 3,000 American troops after the liberation of Paris in August 1944.

Michael Jackson and Marcel Marceau

The producers of last year’s Norwegian hit, “The Wave”, have turned their attention to Marius Holst’s “Betrayed”, the story of the Norwegian Jews »

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China, Asia Drives Cannes Film Market to Record Attendance

30 May 2017 9:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

2017 may go down in history as the year when China finally made the difference at the Cannes Film Market. Up 21% to 600 delegates, China helped drive attendance at the Marché du Film to an all-time record of 12,324 accredited participants, up some 400 on 2016. Chinese and Asian markets also drove the lion’s share of new business at Cannes, not only in big U.S. indie actioners as in the past but bigger European titles as well: Witness, for example, Weying closing China on nine Wild Bunch titles, including competition frontrunner “Loveless” and “Redoutable,” in one flagship deal. In contrast, sales to the U.S. only really kicked in briefly in a late market flurry.

Japan (up 13% to 309 attendees), Korea (up 9% to 286 attendees) and India, the Marché du Film’s guest country (rising 26% to 204 attendees), also contributed to this year’s attendance uptick, and Japan to trading.

“Beyond Europe, which is our strategic »

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Cannes 2017: 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or; full list of winners

28 May 2017 10:47 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

There were also wins for Sofia Coppola, Joaquin Phoenix and Diane Kruger.

The Competition prizes for the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival have been handed out tonight (28 May) in the Lumiere Theatre, with Ruben Östlund’s The Square winning the coveted Palme d’Or.

Pedro Almodóvar presided over this year’s jury that also included Will Smith, Maren Ade, Park Chan-wook, Paolo Sorrentino, Jessica Chastain, Fan Bingbing, Agnès Jaoui and Gabriel Yared.

Full list of winners below:

Palme D’Or

The Square (Ruben Östlund)

Grand Prix

120 Beats Per Minute (Robin Campillo)

Best Director

Sofia Coppola (The Beguiled)

Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here)

Best Actress

Diane Kruger (In the Fade)

Jury Prize

Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev)

Best Screenplay

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer and You Were Never Really Here

Camera D’Or

Jeune Femme (Léonor Sérraille)

Best Short Film

A Gentle Night (Qui Yang)

Short Film Special Mention

Katto (Teppo Airaksinen)

70th Anniversary »

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Cannes 2017: Competition - full list of winners as they happen

28 May 2017 10:47 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

19 films are competing for the Palme d’Or.

The Competition prizes for the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will be handed out this evening (28 May) in the Lumiere Theatre, including the coveted Palme d’Or.

Pedro Almodóvar presided over this year’s jury that also included Will Smith, Maren Ade, Park Chan-wook, Paolo Sorrentino, Jessica Chastain, Fan Bingbing, Agnès Jaoui and Gabriel Yared.

The ceremony begins at around 6:15pm GMT. Watch the red carpet coverage below or Here on mobile.

Full list of winners, as they happen, below:

Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here)

Best Actress

Diane Kruger (In the Fade)

Jury Prize

Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev)

Best Screenplay

The Killing Of Sacred Deer and You Were Never Really Here

Camera D’Or

Jeune Femme (Léonor Sérraille)

Best Short Film

A Gentle Night (Qui Yang)

Short Film Special Mention

Katto (Teppo Airaksinen)

Palme D’Orgrand Prixbest DIRECTORCannes 70 Competition filmsIn the Fade (Fatih Akin »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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Cohen Media Group boards Cannes Competition title ’Redoubtable’

26 May 2017 11:46 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The film is set for a North American release in early 2018.

Cohen Media Group has acquired all North American distribution rights to Michel HazanaviciusJean-Luc Godard biopic Redoubtable.

John Kochman, executive vice president of Cohen Media Group, negotiated the agreement with Eva Diederix, head of sales for Paris-based Wild Bunch and CAA. 

Hazanavicius also wrote the film starring Louis Garrel as Godard and Stacy Martin as his second wife, Anne Wiazemsky that is currently in competition in Cannes.

A portrait of the artist as an angry middle-aged revolutionary, Redoubtable centres on the drama surrounding the shooting of Godard’s 1967 film, Le Chinoise, which starred his then-wife, Wiazemsky.

The romantic dramedy depicts the moment in Godard’s career when his commitment to revolutionary politics began to affect both his art and his personal life.

Cmg CEO Charles S. Cohen said, “We’re thrilled to work with Michel Hazanavicius and we’re especially excited to give this important film a »

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