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DVD Release: Beyond the Clouds

DVD Release Date: Feb. 26, 2013

Price: DVD $29.95

Studio: Olive Films

Kim Rossi-Stuart (l.) and Inés Sastre enjoy each other's company in Beyond the Clouds.

Legendary filmmakers Michelangelo Antonioni (I Vinti) and Wim Wenders (Pina) teamed up to create the 1995 drama-romance film Beyond the Clouds.

Co-written by Antonioni, Wenders and Tonino Guerra and directed by Antonioni, Beyond the Clouds, told from the dreamlike perspective of a wandering film director (portrayed by Secretariat‘s John Malkovich), weaves together four stories of love and lust, inspired by Antonioni’s book about the enigmatic power of modern relationships.

Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story–which always has a woman at its center–turns inwards in its examination of love. Or, as the late Antonioni put it, the stories turn “towards the true image of that absolute and mysterious reality that nobody will ever see.” Er, okay….

Featuring music from Van Morrison,
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Rockefeller's Melancholy

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In conjunction with La Furia Umana, Notebook is very happy to present Ted Fendt's original English translation of Luc Moullet's "Rockefeller's Melancholy," on Michelangelo Antonioni. Moullet's original French version can be found at La Furia Umana. Our special thanks to Mr. Moullet, La Furia Umana and Ted Fendt for making this possible.

Above: "John D. Rockefeller" (1917) by John Singer Sargent.

Drifting is the fundamental subject of Antonioni’s films. They are about beings who don’t know where they are going, who constantly contradict themselves, and are guided by their momentary impulses. We don’t understand what they feel or why they act as they do.

Psychological cinema could be defined in this way: it is psychological when you don’t understand the motivation of emotions and behaviors. If you understand, it means it’s easy, immediately, at a very superficial level... The filmmaker must therefore let it be
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Ines Sastre: Bikini Beach Beauty

Showing off her fabulous figure, Ines Sastre was spotted enjoying a vacation in Sotogrande, Spain over the weekend (July 4).

The Spanish actress and model joyfully splashed in the water with her son Diego as the pair did their best to beat the intense summer heat.

According to inside sources, Miss Sastre has also been keeping a close eye on the World Cup happenings - as her home country faces off on Wednesday against Germany in a semi-final match.

On the relationship front, Ines is single after ending an engagement to French presenter Jean-Light Delarue back in March.
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'Lost City,' 'Lead,' 'Sharkboy' top Imagen finalists

'Lost City,' 'Lead,' 'Sharkboy' top Imagen finalists
Lionsgate's The Lost City, New Line Cinema's Take the Lead and Miramax's The Adventures of Sharkboy & Lavagirl in 3-D are the three finalists in the best picture category for the 21st annual Imagen Awards, announced Thursday. Andy Garcia also earned noms in the best director and film actor for his work on Lost City. Robert Rodriguez picked up two bids in the director category for Sharkboy and Sin City. Antonio Banderas has two bids in the lead actor category, for Lead and The Legend of Zorro. John Leguizamo rounds out the category for Sueno. Lead actress noms went to America Ferrera for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Jessica Alba for Fantastic Four, Cameron Diaz for In Her Shoes and Ines Sastre for Lost City.

'Lost City,' 'Lead,' 'Sharkboy' top Imagen finalists

Lionsgate's The Lost City, New Line Cinema's Take the Lead and Miramax's The Adventures of Sharkboy & Lavagirl in 3-D are the three finalists in the best picture category for the 21st annual Imagen Awards, announced Thursday. Andy Garcia also earned noms in the best director and film actor for his work on Lost City. Robert Rodriguez picked up two bids in the director category for Sharkboy and Sin City. Antonio Banderas has two bids in the lead actor category, for Lead and The Legend of Zorro. John Leguizamo rounds out the category for Sueno. Lead actress noms went to America Ferrera for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Jessica Alba for Fantastic Four, Cameron Diaz for In Her Shoes and Ines Sastre for Lost City.

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