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The Official Lineup for the 67th Locarno Film Festival

25 July 2014 1:13 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Above: Pedro Costa's Horse Money

The Locarno Film Festival has announced their lineup for the 67th edition, taking place this August between the 6th and 16th. It speaks for itself, but, um, wow...

"Every film festival, be it small or large, claims to offer, if not an account of the state of things, then an updated map of the art form and the world it seeks to represent. This cartography should show both the major routes and the byways, along with essential places to visit and those that are more unusual. The Festival del film Locarno is no exception to the rule, and I think that looking through the program you will be able to distinguish the route map for this edition." — Carlo Chatrian, Artistic Director

 Above: Matías Piñeiro's The Princess of France

Concorso Internazionale (Official Competition)

A Blast (Syllas Tzoumerkas, Greece/Germany/Netherlands)

Alive (Jungbum Park, South Korea)

Horse Money (Pedro Costa, »

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Interview with Anton Corbijn about A Most Wanted Man

24 July 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

A Most Wanted Man director Anton Corbijn on Philip Seymour Hoffman getting it right: "When we had done a take and he wasn't sure he didn't want to look at the monitor, he would just listen." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Anton Corbijn's A Most Wanted Man, with a script by Andrew Bovell, stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright, Nina Hoss (star of Christian Petzold's Barbara) and Grigoriy Dobrygin. Anton and I spoke about his supporting cast: Bernhard Schütz, terrific in Frauke Finsterwalder's Finsterworld, Martin Wuttke, Adolf Hitler in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, and Herbert Grönemeyer, who played Ian Curtis's doctor in Corbijn's debut feature Control and is the composer for The American and Anton's latest. Homayoun Ershadi, known for his work with Abbas Kiarostami rounds out the superb cast. We also discussed Wim Wenders' The American Friend and the character of Hamburg. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Busan unveils Film Academy fellows

18 July 2014 5:27 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

24 participants have been selected for the 10th Asian Film Academy, which will have Hungarian director Bela Tarr as its dean.

In Korea, the Busan International Film Festival (Biff) has announced its selection of 24 fellows for the 10th Asian Film Academy (Afa). Hungarian director Bela Tarr will be this year’s Afa dean.

Biff says the number of applicants this year has increased by “more than 52%” and the competition was stiff. Applicants included filmmakers who had already been invited to “renowned film festivals” including Cannes.

The fest notes “growth in the Chinese film industry has led to an increased number of applicants from China” and ventures the influence of Television, the 17th Biff Closing Film from Bangladesh, has encouraged more young filmmakers from that country to keep applying.

The number of female applicants, which has been growing yearly, “now represents 1/3 of the total applications in 2014”. Seven of the final 24 participants this year are female.

The 24 fellows »

- hjnoh2007@gmail.com (Jean Noh)

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Wind Will Carry Us

14 July 2014 2:51 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 22, 2014

Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray $39.98

Studio: Cohen Media

The great Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami’s (Certified Copy) acclaimed 1999 drama The Wind Will Carry Us arrives as a digitally remastered release on Blu-ray and DVD, an “acknowledgement” of the film’s 15th anniversary that marks its Blu-ray debut.

The Wind Will Carry Us film follows the changes in the daily routines of the inhabitants of a mountain village after a small group of outsiders arrives, claiming to be “communication engineers.” As the deceptive story unfolds, we learn that the mysterious strangers are on a secret mission: They are a television crew sent from Tehran to await the death of an old woman in order to cover the funeral practices of the village. But the village operates on its own schedule, forcing the TV crew to remain much longer than planned. The leader of the crew (Behzad Dorani) winds »

- Laurence

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Locarno to honour Agnès Varda

3 July 2014 4:19 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

French director to receive the Pardo d’onore at the Locarno Film Festival next month - only the second woman to receive the honour.

French director Agnès Varda is to receive the Pardo d’onore (honorary Leopard) at the 67th edition of the Locarno Film Festival (Aug 6-16).

The festival’s tribute to her will be accompanied by screenings of a selection of her films: the features Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962), The Creatures (1966), Lions Love (…and Lies) (1969), Documenteur (1981), Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi, 1985), The Gleaners and I (Les glaneurs et la glaneuse, 2000) and The Beaches of Agnes (Les Plages d’Agnès, 2008), and the short film Oncle Yanco (1967), as well as the five episodes of the TV series Agnès de ci de là Varda (2011).

Varda will also take part in an on-stage coversation at the festival.

After working as a theatre photographer, Varda began directing in 1954 with the feature-length film La Pointe Courte, starring [link=nm »

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

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French Auteur Agnes Varda To Receive Locarno Fest Honorary Golden Pard

3 July 2014 1:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – Pioneering French auteur Agnes Varda, often called the “Mother of the French New Wave,” will be honored by the Locarno Film Festival with its Pardo d’onore Swisscom lifetime achievement award.

 

The Belgian-born Varda, 85, has directed more than 30 films over a career spanning more than six decades, starting with her 1954 “La Pointe Courte,” with Philippe Noiret, also at his debut. Edited by Alain Resnais, this pic about a young Parisian couple spending a few days in a village on the Mediterranean coast to decide whether to stay together or not became a defining influence on the next generation of Gallic directors.

 

The tribute to Varda from the Swiss fest dedicated to indie and cutting-edge cinema will comprise screenings of a wide selection of her films, including “Cleo from 5 to 7,” (1962); “The Creatures” (1966); “Lions Love (…and lies),” (1969); “Documenteur,” (1981), “Vagabond” (1985); “The Gleaners and I” (2000); “The Beaches of Agnes” (2008); and the »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Idfa to open with Honigmann doc

10 June 2014 3:42 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Around the World in 50 Concerts to open 27th edition of the documentary festival.

Heddy Honigmann’s Around the World in 50 Concerts will open this year’s Idfa on Nov 19.

Honigmann’s documentary follows her on tour with Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as they played 50 concerts spread across six continents to mark the orchestra’s 125th anniversary.

The film was produced by Carmen Cobos & Kees Rijninks for Cobos Films Bv in co-production with the Avro broadcaster.

Honigmann received a Living Legend award at the opening of Idfa 2013 and was asked to compile this year’s Top 10. Alongside the Top 10, this year’s festival will show a retrospective of Honigmann’s work and she will hold a master class explaining her choices.

The Top 10 includes Abbas Kiarostami’s And Life Goes On (1992), Agnès Varda’s The Gleaners and I (2000) and Wang Bing’s nine-hour-long Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks (2002).

Fiction film Au Revoir is among the films »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Blu-ray Review: New Criterion Releases For May 2014

5 June 2014 8:51 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

The Criterion Collection continues to impress through the remarkable range of what it offers cineastes on a monthly basis. Look at the highlights of their May 2014 Blu-ray offerings, all currently available in stores and for online order. What on Earth do “Overlord,” “Like Someone in Love,” and “Red River” have in common?

One is set in World War II, one during the Chisholm Trail, and one in present day. One is British, one defiantly American, and one is Japanese. Abbas Kiarostami really couldn’t have more distinctly different cinematic intentions than Howard Hawks. And yet Criterion wisely understands that film lovers love all different kinds of film. Pick your favorite.

For me, the best film is “Like Someone in Love,” the best release is “Red River.” “Overlord” remains an interesting curiosity, a film that blends archival footage and fictional filmmaking to achieve something unique. Directed by Stuart Cooper and shot »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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The Noteworthy: Film Acting, "Hypnosis Display", An 8-Bit Tribute to Studio Ghibili

4 June 2014 5:48 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Issue 6 of The Cine-Files, on "Film Acting", is now online and features a dialogue between Jonathan Rosenbaum and James Naremore. In the latest Hello Cinema podcast, the first of a two-parter, Tina Hassannia and Amir Soltani talk to film critic Godfrey Cheshire about Abbas Kiarostami's early cinema. 

Above: the trailer for Paul Clipson's Hypnosis Display, currently touring in the UK with musical artist Grouper. Check out Dummy's interview with Clipson and Grouper. For Film Comment, Fernando F. Croce writes on Agnès Varda: From Here to There:

"Varda’s curiosity about human beings is bottomless and unpredictable. (I can personally attest: I briefly met her at a screening of The Beaches of Agnès, and a question about my accent somehow led to a conversation about my grandmother’s days in Czechoslovakia and my brother’s passion for tubas.) From Here to There is an unabashed self-portrait in »

- Adam Cook

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19 Good Movies on Netflix Streaming in June 2014

2 June 2014 7:58 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Another month has passed, which means that another batch of movies has been added to or added back to Netflix’s Watch Instantly streaming service. Looking for a few that will be worth spending your time on? Obviously. And you’ve come to the right place, because we’ve got mad recommendations for good movies on Netflix this month. As always, click on the films’ titles to be taken to their Netflix page so that you can add them to your My List. Pick of the Month:  Like Someone in Love (2012) Seeing as Like Someone in Love didn’t get its (very) limited Us release until 2013, technically we can call it one of the best movies of last year. Which we should, because it is, quite simply, one of the very best movies that came out in this country last year, and there are still far too many film fans that haven’t gotten a chance to »

- Nathan Adams

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“This Week on Netflix” Recommends Like Someone In Love, Chris Columbus’ Adventures In Babysitting, and Heavy Metal

30 May 2014 4:07 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

After recovering from the Memorial Day festivities, you might want to settle in and relax with a movie and make it a Netflix night.  In a continuing series with our partners over at Complex Media, "This Week on Netflix" recommends three films you may have missed in theaters but can now enjoy in the comfort of your living room.  First up is the 2012 Japanese drama Like Someone in Love from writer-director Abbas Kiarostami, which centers on a prostitute in Tokyo.  80s action-comedies more your speed?  Then check out Chris Columbus' Adventures in Babysitting, which spans the suburbs to downtown Chicago and beyond.  Finish it up with the 1981 animated adventure fantasy Heavy Metal, featuring the voice of John Candy.  Hit the jump for more on each movie. Complex Media has put this little video together in order to guide you on this week’s Netflix recommendations: ComplexEmbed.Application.initialize({cId: »

- Dave Trumbore

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Kiarostami's The Wind Will Carry Us Is a Mystery of Ineffable Beauty

29 May 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

The mastery of Abbas Kiarostami is most evident, perhaps, in his restraint, in the depth he suggests through omission. His films routinely aspire to the frustration of curiosity: Audiences are intrigued by their mysteries, teased into fascination, and finally abandoned without the satisfaction of closure. But it's precisely the absence of answers that makes the questions endure. This is the key to their richness.

In Taste of Cherry, the fate of a man seeking death is obscured by an invitation to ponder our own morality. In Shirin, we study the faces of women as they remain transfixed by a movie screen we never see. The Wind Will Carry Us, one of Kiarostami's greatest, likewise bristles with secrecy, and much of its mystique is derived from the sensation tha »

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Robert Pattinson and Robert De Niro Headline Cast Of Idol’S Eye

27 May 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Benaroya Pictures has announced today that they are now on board to produce and finance director Olivier Assayas’ Idol’S Eye, with a confirmed cast that includes Robert Pattinson and Robert De Niro.

Charles Gillibert developed and produced the project with CG Cinema, Bluegrass FilmsScott Stuber, Film 360’s Scott Lambert, Alexandra Milchan and Michael Benaroya, with Ben Sachs executive producing for Benaroya Pictures. The film is scheduled to begin principal photography in October in Chicago and Toronto.

The plot elements are currently under wraps, but it has been described as a sophisticated, heist action/thriller.

International Film Trust, which was co-founded by Benaroya, will be handling foreign sales of the title heading into the summer and the Toronto International Film Festival under the helm of Ift President, Christian De Gallegos. CAA, which arranged financing for the film, will represent domestic rights along with Wme.

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- Michelle McCue

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Cannes: ‘Skunk’ Tops Cannes Film Festival’s Cinefondation

22 May 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes– Annie Silverstein’s “Skunk” won the top prize of the Cannes Film Festival’s Cinefondation, whose jury was presided by Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami.

Created by Cannes’ prexy Gilles Jacob and run by George Goldenstern, the Cinefondation honors the best student shorts. This year’s selection comprised 16 student shorts chosen among 1631 submissions from 457 schools.

Skunk” turns on a 14-year old girl who lives in a rural area of Texas who learns how to stand up for herself and loses her innocence after her beloved pit bull gets stolen by a dog fighter. Silverstein, a graduate of Texas University, received a grant of 15,000 Euros ($20,475) as part of her prize and will be invited back at Cannes with her feature debut.

The second prize was awarded to “Oh Lucy!” directed by Nyu student Atsuko Hirayanagi. It turns on a 55-year old office lady in Tokyo who is given a new identity. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Cannes: ‘Skunk’ Sniffs out Cinefondation Prize

22 May 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes – The Cannes Festival’s Cinefondation first prize was won by U.S. student film “Skunk.” It was directed by Annie Silverstein of the University of Texas at Austin.

Second prizes was won by ”Oh Lucy!” by Atsuko Hirayanagi of the Nyu Tisch School of the Arts Asia, Singapore.

Joint third placed films were “Lievito Madre” by  Fulvio Risuleo, of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy, and “The Bigger Picture” by Daisy Jacobs of the U.K.’s National Film and Television School.

The prizes were awarded y a jury headed by Abbas Kiarostami.

The films will receive €15,000 for the first Ppize, €11,250 for the second and €7,500 for the third.

The first Prize winner is also guaranteed that his first feature film will be presented at the Festival de Cannes.

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- Patrick Frater

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Cannes' Cinéfondation winners unveiled

22 May 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Abbas Kiarostami and the Jury announce the winners of this year’s selection.

Annie Silverstein’s Skunk has won first prize (€15,000) at this year’s Cinéfondation Selection.

Abbas Kiarostami and the jury, including Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Noémie Lvovsky, Daniela Thomas and Joachim Trier, announced the winners during a ceremony at the Buñuel Theatre which was followed by the screening of the winning films.

Silverstein is now guaranteed that her first feature film will be presented at Cannes.

Second prize went to Atsuko Hirayanagi’s Oh Lucy! (€11,250), while third prize (€7,500) was shared between Fulvio Risuleo’s Lievito Madre and Daisy JacobsThe Bigger Picture.

The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 16 student films, chosen out of 1,631 entries coming from 457 film schools around the world.

Winners

First Prize:

Skunk directed by Annie Silverstein

the University of Texas at Austin, USA

Second Prize:

Oh Lucy! directed by Atsuko Hirayanagi

Nyu Tisch School of the Arts Asia, Singapore

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- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Cinéfondation Selection winners unveiled

22 May 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Abbas Kiarostami and the Jury announce the winners of this year’s selection.

Annie Silverstein’s Skunk has won first prize (€15,000) at this year’s Cinéfondation Selection.

Abbas Kiarostami and the jury, including Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Noémie Lvovsky, Daniela Thomas and Joachim Trier, announced the winners during a ceremony at the Buñuel Theatre which was followed by the screening of the winning films.

Silverstein is now guaranteed that her first feature film will be presented at Cannes.

Second prize went to Atsuko Hirayanagi’s Oh Lucy! (€11,250), while third prize (€7,500) was shared between Fulvio Risuleo’s Lievito Madre and Daisy JacobsThe Bigger Picture.

The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 16 student films, chosen out of 1,631 entries coming from 457 film schools around the world. »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Cannes: Cinefondation Selections Winner Announced

22 May 2014 9:46 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

At the Cannes Film Festival winds down, the 17th Cinefondation Selection winners were announced May 22, with the top prize going to Skunk, by University of Texas, Austin student Annie Silverstein.

  The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, headed by Abbas Kiarostami and including Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Noémie Lvovsky, Daniela Thomas and Joachim Trier, has awarded the 2014 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Bunuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films.

The Cinéfondation Selection was comprised of 16 student films, chosen out of 1,

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- Rebecca Ford

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Cannes: Winners Announced in the 17th Cinéfondation Selection of Student Films

22 May 2014 9:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Abbas Kiarostami and including Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Noémie Lvovsky, Daniela Thomas and Joachim Trier, has awarded the 2014 Cinéfondation Prizes at the Cannes Film Festival. Read More: The 2014 Indiewire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During Run of Festival The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 16 student films, chosen out of 1,631 entries coming from 457 film schools around the world. The prizes were presented during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre and followed by the screening of the winning films, which were: First Prize: "Skunk,"directed by Annie Silverstein from the University of Texas at Austin, USA. Second Prize: "Oh Lucy!" directed by Atsuko Hirayanagi from Nyu Tisch School of the Arts Asia, Singapore. Joint Third Prize: "Lievito Madre,"  directed by Fulvio Risuleo from Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy. Joint »

- Casey Cipriani

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Student Film From U of Texas Wins Cannes’ Cinefondation Prize

22 May 2014 9:14 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Films from students at the University of Texas at Austin, Nyu Asia and schools in Italy and the U.K. have won the top prizes in the Cinefondation competition at the Cannes Film Festival, a jury headed by director Abbas Kiarostami announced on Thursday. The competition consisted of 16 student films chosen from a field of 1,631 entries. Also read: Xavier Dolan's ‘Mommy’ Brings a Wild, Lusty Coming of Age to Cannes “Skunk,” by Annie Silverstein from Ut Austin, won the first prize, which carries with it an award of 15,000 Euro. Second prize, which brings 11,250 Euro, went to “Oh Lucy!” from. »

- Steve Pond

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