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Cannes Review: Juho Kuosmanen’s Modest, Minor Key ‘The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki’

27 May 2016 1:53 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As jury president Marthe Keller struggled to pronounce the Finnish title of the 2016 Prix Un Certain Regard winner, an enormous cheer burst out and drowned her out. It appears that the cast and crew of “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki” already knew they had a winner on their hands, even if it […]

The post Cannes Review: Juho Kuosmanen’s Modest, Minor Key ‘The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Bradley Warren

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Finn lands prize punch at Cannes by Richard Mowe - 2016-05-22 10:39:27

22 May 2016 2:39 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Top prize in Un Certain Regard for The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki Photo: Courtesy of Cannes Film Festival The jury in the sidebar Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival (headed by Swiss actress Marthe Keller) has awarded its top award to The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki by the Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen.

Filmed in back and white on 16mm, the story deals with the build-up to the 1962 world featherweight championship title match and in particular the tussle between country baker Mäki and American title holder Davey Moore.

A drama about a Japanese family whose life is shattered after a visitor comes to live with them was awarded the jury prize. Described as a “psychologic thriller”, Harmonium is directed by Foji Fukada.

Matt Ross' Captain Fantastic won best direction award for the director’s second feature. The film, launched at the Sundance Film Festival, »

- Richard Mowe

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‘Olli Mäki,’ ‘Captain Fantastic’ Win Big in Un Certain Regard at Cannes

21 May 2016 10:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Finnish boxing biopic “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki” scored a knockout in this year’s Un Certain Regard competition at the Cannes Film Festival, beating 17 other titles to take the top prize from a jury headed by Swiss actress Marthe Keller, while “Captain Fantastic” and “The Red Turtle” also joined the winners’ circle.

“Thank you for your weird taste in cinema,” stammered flabbergasted “Olli Mäki” director Juho Kuosmanen upon accepting the final award for the black-and-white period piece — his first feature film. “I am so surprised and happy.”

The film, set in 1962, covers a few weeks in the life of the eponymous Finnish pugilist, a former European lightweight champion, as he gruelingly prepares for a world featherweight title fight against American champion Davey Moore. Shot in richly textured, monochrome 16mm format, the film spends less time in the ring than it does on the underdog fighter »

- Guy Lodge

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Cannes Film Review: ‘After Love’

13 May 2016 5:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Imagine a prison movie where the inmates have the keys to their own cells, but prefer to remain incarcerated. That’s the impression one gets from watching Belgian director Joachim Lafosse’s “After Love,” which takes place inside a Brussels household where the emotional connection holding a couple together has gone, leaving only tension and resentment in its place. Granted, it’s a nice enough flat, with big windows and a private garden, and Polish handyman Boris (Cédric Kahn) renovated it himself for Marie (Bérénice Bejo), his partner of 15 years, so it stands to reason that he might not want to leave. Still, audiences will be clawing to get out as Lafosse’s suffocating, play-like drama unfolds — the discomfort mounting like so much poison gas as Lafosse captures the toxic hostility of ex-lovers forced to live together long after both parties have decided to separate.

As it happens, “After Love »

- Peter Debruge

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I Cannot Tell a Link

28 April 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Guardian Glenn on 10 best Australian documentaries ever including Canes Toads (in 3D) a film I saw at Sundance years ago that freaked me right out

The Tracking Board Martin Scorsese might make a George Washington biopic. Hmmm, how does Leonardo DiCaprio look in a white powder wig? Los Angelenos readers take note. Alan Menken and Angela Lansbury will be taking part in a 25th anniversary screening of Beauty & The Beast on May 9th. You can buy tickets at the link. 

Mnpp Jason attends a special Aliens screening and Q&A with Sigourney Weaver (who is still looking incredible) 

Awards Daily thinks Passengers (the sci-fi film starring Chris Pratt & Jennifer Lawrence) could be one of our Best Picture nominees

The Playlist new images from The Neon Demon. Can't wait to see this 

New Yorker Richard Brody provocatively argues that film critics and publications need to move beyond "theatrical release »


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Marthe Keller, Ruben Ostlund, Diego Luna Get Jury Duty at Cannes

28 April 2016 8:21 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Actors Marthe Keller and Diego Luna and directors Ruben Ostlund, Naomi Kawase and Radu Muntean have been named to three juries at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, which begins on May 11 in the south of France. The Un Certain Regard jury consists of Swiss actress Keller, who will serve as president, in addition to French actress Celine Sallette, Swedish director Ostlund and Mexican actor and director Diego Luna. The jury will pick winners from among the 18 films in the Un Certain Regard section of the festival, which focuses on younger and more experimental directors than the main competition. The »

- Steve Pond

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Cannes Film Festival Finalizes Juries

28 April 2016 7:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes has finalized its juries for the upcoming film festival.

After completing the jury panel for the main competition on Monday, Cannes has unveiled the filmmakers and actors who will be judging the Un Certain Regard, Short Films and Cinéfondation, and Camera d’Or sections.

Swiss actress Marthe Keller will serve as president of the Un Certain Regard jury comprised of French thesp Céline Sallette, “Force Majeure” director Ruben Ostlund and Diego Luna. The foursome will judge 18 films and dole out awards on May 21.

Ostlund’s drama won the Un Certain Regard jury prize in 2014, while Luna’s “Blood Father” will play at Cannes this year in the Midnight Screening sidebar.

Naomi Kawase was named president of the Short Films and Cinéfondation jury, which includes actress Marie-Josée Croze, filmmakers Jean-Marie Larrieu and Radu Muntean, and writer-director Santiago Loza.

They will award prizes, including the Short Film Palme d’Or, on »

- Variety Staff

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'Rogue One' star Diego Luna on Cannes' Un Certain Regard jury

28 April 2016 7:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Juries revealed for Un Certain Regard, Short Films & Cinéfondation and Caméra d’or.

Swiss actress Marthe Keller is to preside over the Un Certain Regard jury at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival (May 11-22). Keller is still perhaps best known for her role opposite Dustin Hoffman in Marathon Man (1976) and will next be seen in Joachim Lafosse’s After Love, which will play in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes.

The jury, which will consider 18 films in competition, includes: Mexican filmmaker Diego Luno, who stars in the upcoming Star Wars spin-off Rogue One; Ruben Ostlund, the Swedish director of Un Certain Regard jury prize winner Force Majeure (2014); and French actress Céline Sallette, perhaps best known for roles in Rust And Bone (2012) and TV series The Returned.

The winners will be announced on May 21.

Un Certain RegardInversion, Behnam Behzadi (Iran)Apprentice, Boo Junfeng (Singapore)The Stopover, Delphine Coulin & Muriel Coulin (France)The Dancer, Stéphanie Di Giusto (France »

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Cannes Film Festival Finalizes Juries: Diego Luna, Ruben Ostlund Join Ucr Panel

28 April 2016 6:41 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

After unveiling the main Competition jury earlier this week, Cannes has rounded out the rest of the panels which will be judging the Un Certain Regard section as well as the Short Films and Cinéfondation titles and awarding the prize for best first feature, the Camera d’Or. In the Ucr sidebar, Swiss actress Marthe Keller will act as president. She’s surrounded by French actress Céline Sallette, Swedish director Ruben Ostlund, and Mexican actor-director-producer Diego… »

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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #81. Joachim Lafosse’s L’economie du Couple

6 January 2016 3:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

L’economie du Couple

Director: Joachim Lafosse

Writers: Joachim Lafosse, Fanny Burdino, Mazarine Pingeot, Thomas van Zuylen

Belgian director Joachim Lafosse began production on L’economie du Couple several months prior to the premiere of The White Knights, an excellent depiction of the Zoe’s Ark humanitarian scandal. Mostly known for rather intimate, upsetting social dramas (2006’s Private Property ranks as one of his best), his 2012 drama Our Children won a special acting award for star Emilie Dequenne out of Directors’ Fortnight. His latest stars Berenice Bejo opposite director Cedric Kahn (who has appeared in several other director’s works recently, including as one of a pair of doctor’s in Axelle Ropert’s Miss and the Doctors, 2013) as a couple breaking up over ten years. Discrepancies over property ownership ensue.

Cast: Berenice Bejo, Marthe Keller, Cedric Kahn

Production Co./Producer(s): Versus Production’sJacques-Henry & Olivier Bronckart, Les Films »

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