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2017 European Film Awards Nominations: ‘The Square,’ ‘Bpm,’ ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer,’ and More Lead the Way

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2017 European Film Awards Nominations: ‘The Square,’ ‘Bpm,’ ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer,’ and More Lead the Way
The European Film Awards nominations have been released, with a number of festival favorites landing high-profile nods. Among them are “The Square” and “Bpm,” which were both nominated for Best European Film, and “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” which missed out on the top category but was recognized in the Director, Actor, and Screenwriter fields.

Read More:‘The Square’ Director Ruben Östlund Wants to Push Cultural Boundaries, But Won’t Read Any Scripts With Killing

This year’s ceremony, the 30th, takes place in Berlin on December 9. Here are all the nominees:

Best European Film

“Bpm (Beats per Minute),” (Robin Campillo, France)

Loveless,” (Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia, Belgium, Germany, France)

“On Body and Soul,” (Ildiko Enyedi, Hungary)

The Other Side of Hope,” (Aki Kaurismaki, Finland, Germany)

The Square,” (Ruben Ostlund, Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark)

Best European Director

Ildiko Enyedi, (“On Body and Soul”)

Aki Kaurismaki, (“The Other Side of Hope”)

Yorgos Lanthimos,
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Enyedi, Kaurismaki, Ostlund, Zvyagintsev, Campillo Snag European Film Academy Best Picture Noms

Enyedi, Kaurismaki, Ostlund, Zvyagintsev, Campillo Snag European Film Academy Best Picture Noms
Madrid — In a smackdown between five of Europe’s highest-profile — 2017 art films, all already top winners at the Berlin or Cannes festivals, Robin Campillo’s “Bpm (Beats Per Minute)” and Alexey Zvyagintsev’s “Loveless” will face off against Ildiko Enyedi’s “On Body and Soul,” Ruben Ostlund’s “The Square” and Aki Kaurismaki’s “The Other Side of Hope” for best picture at this year’s European Film Awards.

Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” has been passed over for best picture, but scored nominations for director, actor (Colin Farrell) and screenwriter (Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou).

With French legend Jean-Louis Trintignant, nominated for “Happy End,” Farrell is the best known of lead actor nominees. They face off against Nahuel Pérez Biscayart (“Bpm”), Claes Bang (“The Square”) and Josef Hader (“Farewell to Europe”).

Two French stars, Isabelle Huppert (“Happy End”) and Juliette Binoche (“For Bright Sunshine In”), will vie for the lead actress award with newer European
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Extra screenings of Wonder Wheel announced for Nyff by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2017-10-14 19:44:29

Woody Allen's inspiration for the title of his latest film - Wonder Wheel in Coney Island Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced additional screenings of the New York Film Festival's Closing Night selection, Woody Allen's melancholic Wonder Wheel, starring Kate Winslet, Juno Temple, James Belushi, and Justin Timberlake.

Spotlight on Documentary films: Brett Morgen's Jane; Alex Gibney's No Stone Unturned; Nancy Buirski's The Rape Of Racy Taylor; Myles Kane and Josh Koury's Voyeur - Main Slate: Chloé Zhao's The Rider; Dee Rees' Mudbound; Hong Sang-soo's The Day After; Special Event: Susan Froemke's The Opera House, and Film Comment Presents: A Gentle Creature, directed by Sergei Loznitsa, are the Sunday Encore films.

Public screenings of Wonder Wheel: Saturday, October 14 at 6:00pm and 9:00pm - - Alice Tully Hall; 6:15pm and 9:15pm - Walter Reade
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‘Sweet Country’ Leads Asia Pacific Screen Awards Nominations

‘Sweet Country’ Leads Asia Pacific Screen Awards Nominations
Warwick Thornton’s “Sweet Country” emerged as an early favorite in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. The Australian race tension drama received nominations on Friday in three Apsa categories, including best film.

Two other films collected three nominations — Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “The Third Murder” and Georgian director Sashishi Deda’s “Scary Mother” – though neither is in contention as best feature.

Nominations for the 11th edition of the awards spanned 41 films from 21 countries and include a first -time nod towards a film from Bhutan. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on Nov. 23, in Brisbane, Australia.

Competing for best feature are: Vivien Qu’s “Angels Wear White” (China, France), Samuel Maoz’s “Foxtrot” (Israel, Germany, France, Switzerland), Sergei Loznitsa’s “A Gentle Creature” (France, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands), Mohammad Rasoulof’s “A Man of Integrity” (Iran) and Thornton’s “Sweet Country.”

The APSAs noted that 26% of films in competition this year were directed by women and 51% were directed by first
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Nyff special events announced by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2017-08-28 18:00:33

Claude Lanzmann's Four Sisters to screen as a New York Film Festival Special Event Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the 55th New York Film Festival Special Events section which will include a conversation with Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel star Kate Winslet. Other highlights include Film Comment Presents: A Gentle Creature directed by Sergei Loznitsa; Susan Lacy's Spielberg on Steven Spielberg (with interviews of Francis Coppola, Brian De Palma, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Tom Hanks, John Williams, Janusz Kamiński); Rory Kennedy's Without a Net; Susan Froemke's The Opera House, and Claude Lanzmann’s Four Sisters.

Bruce Weber's documentary on Robert Mitchum, Nice Girls Don’t Stay For Breakfast, has been added to the Retrospective Section honouring Robert Mitchum’s centenary.

As previously announced, the Opening Night is Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying, Todd Haynes’s Wonderstruck is Centerpiece,
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Nyff Adds Special Events, Including Steven Spielberg Documentary, Master Class With Ed Lachman and Vittorio Storaro, and More

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Nyff Adds Special Events, Including Steven Spielberg Documentary, Master Class With Ed Lachman and Vittorio Storaro, and More
This year’s New York Film Festival has just unveiled a slew of Special Events to round out its already full-to-bursting lineup, and it includes some late-breaking entries to previously announced sections and a selection of brand new events that are very special indeed. Highlights include a trio of documentary premieres, including Susan Lacy’s “Spielberg” (focused on the eponymous director, with both Lacy and her subject set to appear at the festival), along with Jennifer Lebeau’s Bob Dylan concert film “Trouble No More,” and Susan Froemke’s “The Opera House,” a history of the Metropolitan Opera and a love letter to the art form that will (appropriately enough) screen at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center.

Other standouts include four brand-new films from Claude Lanzmann, a sparkling new restoration of G.W. Pabst’s “Pandora’s Box.” Elsewhere, Kate Winslet will be on hand for a career-spanning chat
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European Film Awards 2017 select 15 documentaries

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European Film Awards 2017 select 15 documentaries
Titles include films by Sergei Loznitsa and Barbet Schroeder.Scroll Down For Full List

The European Film Academy has unveiled the 15 documentaries that have been recommended for nomination for the 2017 European Film Awards.

They include Austerlitz from Palme d’Or nominated director Sergei Loznitsa, which premiered at Venice; Sonia Kronlund’s Cannes Directors’ Fortnight title Nothingwood; and Barbet Schroeder’s The Venerable W, which played out of competition at Cannes.

Also nominated is Ziad Kalthoum Taste Of Cement, winner of the Best Feature-Length Film in the international competition at Switzerland’s Visions du Réel, and Andreas Dalsgaard & Obaidah Zytoon’s The War Show, which won best film in the Venice Days section at last year’s Venice Film Festival.

Efa Members will now vote for five documentary nominations ahead of an awards ceremony on December 9 in Berlin, Germany.

Ten documentary festivals each put forward one film, which received its world premiere at the respective festival’s latest
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Don’t Let Them Deceive You: Sergei Loznitsa’s "The Event"

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Sergei Loznitsa's The Event (2015), which is receiving an exclusive global online premiere on Mubi, is showing from August 4 - September 3, 2017 as a Special Discovery. “Questions are only dangerous when you answer them.”—Toby Esterhase, Smiley’s People“Resign! Resign! Resign!”—St. Petersburg crowd, 19 August 199119 August 1991. Sergei Loznitsa is packing his bags in Kiev: having recently left his job at the city’s Institute of Cybernetics, he is about to enroll at Moscow Film School. The phone rings; it’s a friend. Loznitsa, at his pal’s suggestion, turns on the television. All four state channels, interspersed with news flashes, are broadcasting the same thing: Swan Lake—on repeat. Updates come through haphazardly. In Moscow, there are tanks in the streets. By noon, there is something resembling a clearer picture: Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, on vacation in the Crimea, has taken ill. A state of emergency is declared. Loznitsa walks
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New to Streaming: ‘Alien: Covenant,’ ‘Shin Godzilla,’ ‘Adaptation,’ ‘Slack Bay,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Adaptation (Spike Jonze)

It’s almost depressing to rewatch Adaptation in 2016, because it’s a reminder of how strong an actor Nicolas Cage is when he actually invests himself in good projects. It was soon after this that his career went off the rails, but he’s remarkably impressive here, playing the dual roles of Charlie Kaufman and his fictional twin brother, Donald. As much a mind-fuck as any other Kaufman screenplay,
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NYC Weekend Watch: Carlo Di Palma, ‘Blow Up,’ ‘World on a Wire’ & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind tha

Film Society of Lincoln Center

The great Carlo Di Palma shot some of the finest films ever made, so he gets a series. Featuring Antonioni, Allen, Bertolucci, and more.

Metrograph

Though well past sold-out, the uncut print of Suspiria plays this weekend, as does 3 Women.

The top 10 of director Sergei Loznitsa screens.

Film Forum

Blow Up has been restored and begins screening.
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Karlovy Vary Review: ‘Falling’

Karlovy Vary Review: ‘Falling’
There’s no more fascinating image in cinema than the human face. But we’ve come a long way since French theorist Roland Barthes waxed lyrical about Garbo’s “mask-like” visage. We’ve gazed into a lot of actors’ eyes, drowned in a lot of delirious closeups. So to be forcibly reminded of that simple image’s connective power is a rare thing these days, and it takes a filmmaker of uncannily focused talent — that, and a remarkable face to be looked at. In her delicate yet daring narrative feature debut, Ukrainian director Marina Stepanska gives us three such faces, and the hesitant, hushed love story and intergenerational drama of her film exists in the clarity and mystery of those fathomless features.

Falling” has a plot: Anton (Andriy Seletskiy), an astonishingly blue-eyed, talented, erstwhile musician, returns to live with his astonishingly blue-eyed grandfather (Oleg Mosiychuk) in an isolated house in the countryside outside Kiev after an unspecified
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Karlovy Vary Film Review: ‘Requiem for Mrs. J’

The line between despair and hilarity is a fine one in “Requiem for Mrs. J,” a Sahara-dry comedy of abject depression in Serbian suburbia that could play from certain angles as an entirely stern affair. The serpentine inefficiencies of national bureaucracy are bitterly satirized in writer-director Bojan Vuletic’s trim, impeccably composed sophomore feature, which follows a middle-aged widow through the uncertain corridor of suicide crisis — though it’s a tough call as to whether or not greater familiarity with these structures will enhance the film’s fragile humor for viewers or cause it to dissipate entirely. Either way, it’s a bleak trip to the emotional gallows, lent human shading and flickers of tenderness by Mirjana Karanović’s soulful, sorrowful performance in the title role.

Since its world premiere in the Berlinale’s Panorama strand, several Eastern European festival dates have been booked in for Vuletic’s film — the director’s first narrative work since 2011’s
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Uma Thurman, Jeremy Renner to Open and Close Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Uma Thurman, Jeremy Renner to Open and Close Karlovy Vary Film Festival
Actors Uma Thurman and Jeremy Renner will headline this year’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which begins June 30, the festival announced Tuesday.

Thurman will receive the president’s prize on the festival’s opening night in the historic Bohemian spa town, while Renner, who will screen his wilderness-set thriller “Wind River,” will receive the same prize at the closing gala July 8.

Maven PicturesTrudie Styler will screen her debut gay teen comedy “Freak Show” during the festival. Italian actress Jasmine Trinca is set to present drama “Fortunata,” for which she won an acting prize at this year’s Un Certain Regard in Cannes. Thurman headed the Un Certain Regard jury.

Belorussia’s Sergei Loznitsa will screen Holocaust tourism study “Austerlitz,” and Northern Ireland’s Mark Cousins will present the latest installment in his cities series, “Stockholm, My Love.”

The festival announced that German actress-scribe Anna Bruggemann will serve on the main Crystal Globe jury,
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Slovakia’s Art Film Fest Celebrates Eclectic Slate of Cinema

Slovakia’s Art Film Fest Celebrates Eclectic Slate of Cinema
There can be few film festivals as eclectic as Slovakia’s Art Film Fest, where, this year, works by established and emerging local directors — such as Tereza Nvotova, with her mental health drama “Filthy” — vie for attention alongside white-hot Cannes titles such as Josh and Benny Safdie’s “Good Time” and Sergei Loznitsa’s “A Gentle Creature,” or Hollywood totems such as the 1942 Humphrey Bogart drama “Casablanca,” and Charlie Chaplin’s near-silent 1936 classic “Modern Times.” Festival runs June 16-24.

Now celebrating its 25th edition, the festival was founded in 1993 in Trencianske Teplice, a small spa town in West Slovakia. Back then, the festival was simply titled Art Film, screening short films on the subject of art. Tellingly, the guest of honor that year was the experimental British director, and digital film advocate, Peter Greenaway.

Two years after that, the festival inaugurated its annual Actor’s Mission award, with Franco Nero
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Sydney 2017: Austerlitz review: Dir. Sergei Loznitsa

Austerlitz review: Director Sergei Loznitsa lets you create your own story in this voyeuristic juxtaposition of the lack of connectivity from a modern society to real events.

Austerlitz review by Dan Bullock, Sydney Film Festival.

Austerlitz is an hour and a half of black and white documentary footage of people walking around two concentration camp memorials in Germany but it doesn’t contain any voiceover or narrative direction since that side of development is up to you, as the viewer, and how you choose to portray events happening in front of you.

Director Sergei Loznitsa filmed at the Dachau and Sachsenhausen memorial camps, near Munich and Berlin respectively, as his focus to analyse tourists who visit to learn about what happened there during World War II. His fixed-cameras frame individuals from all countries and cultures exploring the various elements of the camps with the only real, audible dialogue being that
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Cannes 2017. Top Picks & Coverage Roundup

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Let the Sunshine InBelow you will find our favorite films of Cannes 2017, as well as a complete index of our coverage. Awardstop Picksdaniel Kasman(1) Western (2) Jeanette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (3) Closeness (4) The Day After (5) Lover for a Day (6) The Nothing Factory (7) Before We Vanish (8) The Florida Project (9) Claire's Camera (10) Blade of the Immortal (11) Good Time (12) Farpões, baldios (13) I Am Not a Witch (14) You Were Never Really Here (15) Napalm (?) Let the Sunshine InLAWRENCE Garcia(1) The Square (2) 120 Beats Per Minute (3) Closeness (4) Good Time (5) 24 Frames (6) You Were Never Really Here (7) Let the Sunshine In (8) The Summit (9)Western (10) I Am Not a WitchKURT Walker(1) Let the Sunshine In (2) Twin Peaks, S03E01 & S03E02 (3) Radiance (5) I Am Not a Witch (5) The Beguiled and Closeness***Coveragedaniel KASMANLoveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev)Wonderstruck (Todd Haynes)Western (Valeska Grisebach)Blade of the Immortal (Takashi Miike)Lover for a Day (Philippe Garrel)Claire's Camera (Hong Sang-soo)The Day
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The Best Films of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival

After nearly two weeks of viewing some of the best that cinema will have to offer this year, the 70th Cannes Film Festival has concluded. With Ruben Östlund‘s Force Majeure follow-up The Square taking the top jury prize of Palme d’Or (full list of winners here), we’ve set out to wrap up our experience with our favorite films from the festival, which extends to the Un Certain Regard and Directors’ Fortnight side bars. Check out our favorites below, followed by the rest of the reviews. One can also return in the coming months as we learn of distribution news.

120 Beats Per Minute (Robin Campillo)

Sometimes a movie doesn’t need much character development to make an impact. The ensemble cast that comprise Robin Campillo’s AIDS activists in 120 Beats Per Minute all work together to be the same voice. Through this group, the director captures a force
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Cannes 2017. Russia's Prison System—Sergei Loznitsa's "A Gentle Creature"

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Deftly weaving between politically ambitious documentary projects and brooding, chunky dramas exploring the malignant side of Russian society, Ukraianian director Sergei Loznitsa follows Austerlitz, last year’s documentary on concentration camp tourism, with the fictional A Gentle Creature, an impressively morose, dense, and totalizing immersion into the dehumanizing absurdity of the Russian prison system. But in fact we don’t see anything of the inside of a prison in A Gentle Creature, for while the goal of the unnamed, middle-aged heroine (Vasilina Makovtseva) is to visit her incarcerated husband—a visit inspired mainly because a care package was sent back to her with no explanation as to its rejection—her fruitless journey to the prison town is a Hogarthian roundelay of indifferent, dismissive or abusive personnel and exploitative locals. Makovtseva’s maze-like path through a social microcosm (and ecosystem) of functionaries, leeches and profiteers is an ordeal that begins about
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Cannes 2017: 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or; full list of winners

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

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