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Gaumont Leaps Into Comicbook-Based ‘Tricky Old Dogs’ (Exclusive)

Gaumont Leaps Into Comicbook-Based ‘Tricky Old Dogs’ (Exclusive)
Gaumont has boarded Christophe Duthuron’s “Tricky Old Dogs,” a feel-good comedy based on Wilfrid Lupano and Paul Cauuet’s popular French comicbook “Les vieux fourneaux.”

“Les vieux fourneaux,” which has sold over 1 million copies in France and has been translated into six languages, follows the adventures of Antoine, Emile et Pierrot, three elderly men who have been friends forever in spite of going different paths.

The comic book reminisces the ups and downs of this lively friendship from the 1960’s to the middle of the years 2010’s. The graphic novel also tells with a tragicomic tone social, political and cultural upheavals and crisis.

Gaumont’s movie will follow three politically-incorrect and endearing pensioners who embark on a colorful road trip from France to Tuscany. Pierre Richard (“Mrs. Stein Goes Online”), a veteran comedy actor in France, will star opposite Eddie Mitchell (“Populaire”) and Alice Pol (“R.A.I.D.: Special Unit”).

Radar Films,
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9th Lumière Festival Launches With Frémaux, Tavernier, Mann, Mitchell, Del Toro, Cuaron, Swinton, Lambert, Brühl

9th Lumière Festival Launches With Frémaux, Tavernier, Mann, Mitchell, Del Toro, Cuaron, Swinton, Lambert, Brühl
Lyon, France — The 9th Lumière Festival opened in Lyon on Saturday with a glitzy and star-studded yet intimate and informal ceremony at the cavernous Halle Tony Garnier, the city’s famed concert hall.

Thierry Frémaux and Bertrand Tavernier, the respective director and president of the Institut Lumière, paid tribute to stars and filmmakers past and present, including a slew of high-profile guests that included Tilda Swinton, who was greeted with an emotional ovation, Michael Mann, Christopher Lambert and Daniel Brühl. Also in attendance were Mexican filmmakers Guillermo Del Toro and Alfonso Cuarón, who the laid-back Fremaux greeted in Spanish with “Hola cabrones!” – a more affectionate salutation than it might seem – and a mariachi band serenade.

It was, however, French actor and rock ‘n’ roll icon Eddy Mitchell, who dazzled the crowd with his entrance. Although he didn’t play live, “Pas de boogie woogie,” his 1976 hit cover of the Jerry Lee Lewis classic, blared as the
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Au Bonheur Des Dames (The Ladies’ Paradise) May 6th at St. Louis Art Museum – Live Music by The Poor People of Paris

The silent French film Au Bonheur Des Dames (1930 – aka Ladies’ Paradise) screens Saturday May 6th at 11am at The St. Louis Art Museum (Forest Park, 1 Fine Arts Dr, St. Louis, Mo). The film will be accompanied by Elsie Parker and The Poor People of Paris. Tickets for this event are $15 general admission and $10 for museum members. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Metrotix or by calling 314.534.1111.

Julien Duvivier’s final silent film is a modern retelling of Emile Zola’s panoramic chronicle of mid-19th-century Parisian society, centering on a small fabric shop struggling to survive in the shadow of a luxury department store. With expressionistic shades of Erich von Stroheim and G.W. Pabst, the film captures the rhythms of urban life and creates a stinging portrait of capitalist ruthlessness, class tensions, and sexual competition. Scott Foundas in the Village Voice calls the film “an orgy of pure cinema,
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Santa Barbara Embraces the Latino Within

Santa Barbara International Film Festival expands to Latino Cinema

Not only did Sbiff host a new summer film showcase “The Wave Film Festival” which just conclude with Claude Lelouch's 'We Love You, You Bastard' winning the Audience Award its inaugural event, but Mickey Duzdevich, the new Wave Film Festival Director, along with Sbiff Executive Director Roger Durling, have announced, “Due to its success with over 3,000 attendees, we have decided to return next Spring with a Spanish and Latin America edition, along with the 2nd French Wave next July. As we approach our 30th anniversary, it's fantastic that we're able to expand Sbiff's vision and programming.”

Says Mickey Duzdevich, "The Wave was a huge success and left patrons with a new joy for French cinema. It was a delight to bring the culture of France to our own Riviera and give the moviegoer an enhanced experience. We look forward to the future of The Wave Film Festival and we're excited to share the beauty of cinema from all over the world.”

"We Love You, You Bastard" (Salaud, on t'aime) is Claude Lelouch's 44th feature film. French rock icon Johnny Hallyday plays Jacques, a retired war photographer attempting to live a peaceful life in the Alps. With a new girlfriend, Nathalie, he appears content, but his old friend Frédéric, played by another singing idol, Eddy Mitchell, knows better. There is a little matter of four daughters, each one from a different conquest, each one estranged from him, and each leaving their shadow on Jacques’ emotional life.

Realizing that reconciliation is the thing Jacques craves most, Frédéric, a doctor, concocts a little lie to convince the daughters to visit their absentee father. Well, not so little. In fact, it’s a really big lie, and as the family gathers, as accounts are settled through tears and laughter, the lie gets harder and harder to retract. The luminous lineup of female stars includes a radiant Sandrine Bonnaire.

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by Ugg® Australia, will celebrate its 30th Anniversary January 27 – February 7, 2015. Dedicated to discovering and showcasing the best in independent and international cinema, Sbiff will offer 12 days of 200+ films, tributes and symposiums that range from American indie films to world cinema and everything in-between. With its commitment to cultural diversity and powerful storytelling, Sbiff transforms beautiful downtown Santa Barbara, CA into a rich destination for film lovers, attracting more than 85,000 attendees. Sbiff brings to the forefront the importance and power of the art of filmmaking and continues its commitment to providing free children’s education and community outreach programs through its 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking and Screenwriting Competitions, Mike’s Field Trip to the Movies, AppleBox Family Films, 3rd Weekend and educational seminars. The annual 25% sale on passes and packages for Sbiff starts July 21 and runs through August 31. To purchase or for more information, log onto www.sbfilmfestival.org or call 805-963-0023.
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Santa Barbara Film Festival Reveals Lineup for New Summer Showcase

Santa Barbara Film Festival Reveals Lineup for New Summer Showcase
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has revealed the lineup for its brand new summer film showcase “The Wave Film Festival.”

This inaugural showcase will focus solely on an eclectic mix of eleven brand new French films, including “Playing Dead (Je fais le mort)” directed by Jean-Paul Salomé, “Not My Type (Pas son genre)” directed by Lucas Belvaux and “9 Month Stretch (9 mois ferme)” directed by Albert Dupontel.

“It’s fitting that as we approach the 30th anniversary Sbiff expands its programming and have more of a year round presence with the Wave Film Festival,” said Sbiff Executive Director Roger Durling. “In the future we hope to have several editions — or ‘waves’ — throughout the year, allowing for longevity and continued growth for Sbiff as well as the Santa Barbara community.”

The five day festival begins Wednesday, July 16 through Sunday, July 20 at the Riviera Theatre.

The full lineup is below, along with their official synopses.
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For a Movie About Alzheimer's, Grand Depart has an Inappropriately Upbeat Tint

For a Movie About Alzheimer's, Grand Depart has an Inappropriately Upbeat Tint
Iris Murdoch suffered from Alzheimer's disease toward the end of her life, but it was her husband, the critic John Bayley, who observed that the suffering was strangely contagious. "Alzheimer's obviously has me in its grip," he reflected in Elegy for Iris, the second of three memoirs he wrote about his wife's gradual decline. "Does the caregiver involuntarily mimic the Alzheimer's condition? I'm sure I do."

Grand départ poses a similar question. Its patient is Georges (Eddy Mitchell), a divorcé beset, at 65, by the onset of a neurodegenerative disease. His care falls to Romain (Pio Marmaï), his distant son, who soon finds his own life debilitated by his father's symptoms, which require constant attention and a degree of patience not even the st...
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Exclusive: Trailer & Poster For French Coming Of Age Dramedy 'Grand Départ'

Sometimes in life, it's those that are closest to us that provide the biggest complications. And in Nicolas Mercier's upcoming "Grand Départ," he dives right into the messiness of sibling relationships, aging parents and new love that could change everything. Starring Pio Marmaï, Jérémie Elkaïm, and Eddy Mitchell, the film follows Romain, who has to team with this difficult brother to take of their father, whose health is slowly declining. These are some very adult decisions to be making for the not-yet 30 year-old, who also has the prospect of a new relationship on the horizon, if he can get himself together. You can see it all unfold in this exclusive trailer for the film, which highlights the comedy and drama that run throughout the coming-of-age tale. "Grand Départ" opens in New York City on May 23rd and will expand across the country in the weeks that follow. Watch below.
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We Love You, You Bastard (Salaud, on t’aime) | 2014 Colcoa Review

A Man and His Women: Lelouch’s Latest a Lumbering, Bloated Ensemble

Nearing his 80’s and with over fifty credits to his name, Oscar and Palme d’Or winning director Claude Lelouch bows his latest venture, We Love You, You Bastard, co-written with writer/actress Valerie Perrin, a title that elicits the kind of chuckles the film itself does not. A dysfunctional family drama harpooned on a comedy of errors scheme flaccidly spins into an ellipses of Bunuelian progeny patterns before a sharp left into Agatha Christie territory extends the running time by an unnecessary forty five minutes. With a varied cast of major French talents, there are a handful of successful moments, but without pronounced payoff. At best, a fluff piece showcasing some industry pros, the increasingly erring narrative mistakes wonky details for subtle prowess and is unfortunately a grating effort from the master director, whose other more recent
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Film Review: ‘We Love You, You Bastard’

Film Review: ‘We Love You, You Bastard’
Euphemistically speaking, “seasoned” feels like the most apt way to describe lounge lizard Johnny Hallyday’s latest character, Jacques Kaminsky, a weary war photog who wraps his high-impact career snapping cow portraits from a posh Rhone-Alps chalet in Claude Lelouch’s shamelessly sentimental (and equally self-serving) “We Love You, You Bastard,” a paternal reconciliation fantasy which this corniest of French directors dedicates to his daughters. After years of familial negligence, the leathery old so-and-so spends his last lap around the sun hoping to make amends to his four girls, each born to a different mother and named after a different season.

Suitable only for little old ladies and Hallyday lovers, this baffling blend of genres begins as a romance (the first buds of spring), shifts into family melodrama (hot summer nights) and ends quite unexpectedly with a murder mystery (one that resolves itself in the dead of winter). There’s
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18th Annual City of Lights, City of Angels (Colcoa) Film Festival Reveals Lineup

18th Annual City of Lights, City of Angels (Colcoa) Film Festival Reveals Lineup
The Franco-American Cultural Fund has announced the line-up for the 18th annual City of Lights, City of Angels (Colcoa) Film Festival. Held at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, the festival will present 41 features, which include three International Premieres, 17 North American/U.S. Premieres, and 20 new shorts. Opening night will be the North American premiere of "We Love You, You Bastard," directed by Oscar-winner Claude Lelouch, co-written by Valerie Perrin, and starring Johnny Hallyday, Sandrine Bonnaire, and Eddy Mitchell. The film opens in France today. The last film in competition is "Quantum of Love," which has its North American premiere on Sunday April 27th. The romance was penned and directed by Lisa Auelos, and stars Sophie Marceau, of "Braveheart" fame. Two films will have an exclusive presentation at Colcoa, a week before their French Release: The new romance, "Not My Type," written and directed by Lucas Belvaux and
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Colcoa announces 2014 line-up

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Colcoa announces 2014 line-up
Claude Lelouch’s We Love You, You Bastard to open Hollywood event.

The Franco-American Cultural Fund (Facf) has announced the programme for the 18th Annual City Of Lights, City Of Angels (Colcoa) film festival, set to run from April 21-28.

Tthe festival will present a total of 41 features, including three international premieres, 17 North American or Us premieres, 16 West Coast premieres and 20 new shorts.

“Colcoa has become not only a showcase but a brand to promote French films in the Us,” said Colcoa executive producer and artistic director François Truffart.

“Diversity remains the main feature of this 18th spectrum of French creativity, and also because American tastes for foreign films are actually quite varied.”

Colcoa will open on April 21 with the North American premiere of Claude Lelouch’s We Love You, You Bastard starring Johnny Hallyday, Sandrine Bonnaire and Eddy Mitchell. The film opens in France this week.

Closing the festival on April 28 are two films that will
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Populaire Movie Review

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Populaire Movie Review
Title: Populaire The Weinstein Company Director: Régis Roinsard Screenwriter: Régis Roinsard, Daniel Presley, Romain Compingt Cast: Romain Duris, Déborah François, Bérénice Bejo, Shaun Benson, Mélanie Bernier, Nicolas Bedos, Miou-Miou, Eddy Mitchell, Jean Pamphyle Screened at: Dolby24, NYC, 9/5/13 Opens: September 6, 2013 When I was a freshman in college and almost as naïve as I am now, my upperclass fraternity brothers convinced me that I should enter the university typing contest. They knew that I got a 99 in Junior High School typing and heard me clacking away on a Smith-Corona. They must have had a big laugh after I left the room as I looked wide-eyed at the chance  [ Read More ]

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UMG Int'l to reissue tracks for download

UMG Int'l to reissue tracks for download
LONDON -- Universal Music Group International said Wednesday that it is digging deep into its back catalog to make about 100,000 deleted European recordings available exclusively via Internet digital download. The first group of 3,000 tracks, available starting in mid-February, will include recordings made during the past 40 years in the U.K., France and Germany. Featured artists include Nirvana, Marianne Faithfull, Eddie & the Hot Rods, Brian Auger & Julie Driscoll, Chris De Burgh, Big Country, Jacques Brel, Nana Mouskouri, Eddy Mitchell and Brigitte Bardot. "Over the next three to four years, we aim to reissue perhaps as many as 10,000 albums for downloading, which amounts to more than 100,000 tracks. This program will offer material that in some cases goes back to the early days of recorded music," said Barney Wragg, senior vp at UMGI's eLabs division.

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