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Richard Gere to receive Karlovy Vary honour

22 June 2015 4:55 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Festival to open with Gere-starrer Time Out Of Mind. Other guests include Harvey Keitel, 50 Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan and George A. Romero.

Us actor Richard Gere is to receive the highest honour of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Kviff) during its 50th anniversary edition, which runs July 3-11.

Gere, star of American Gigalo, Pretty Woman and Chicago, will receive the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema at the festival in the Czech spa town.

Previous winners include Helen Mirren, John Travolta and last year’s recipient Mel Gibson.

This year’s Kviff will open with Time Out Of Mind, starring Gere who will present the film alongside director Oren Moverman and co-star Jena Malone. The psychological drama follows a man seeking a way to reach his estranged daughter.

The festival will also screen Gere’s latest film, Andrew Renzi’s drama Franny, the story of a philanthropist who gets involved in the »

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

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The Top Father's Day Films Ever Made? Here Are Five Dads - Ranging from the Intellectual to the Pathological

22 June 2015 4:02 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Father of the Bride': Steve Martin and Kimberly Williams. Top Five Father's Day Movies? From giant Gregory Peck to tyrant John Gielgud What would be the Top Five Father's Day movies ever made? Well, there have been countless films about fathers and/or featuring fathers of various sizes, shapes, and inclinations. In terms of quality, these range from the amusing – e.g., the 1950 version of Cheaper by the Dozen; the Oscar-nominated The Grandfather – to the nauseating – e.g., the 1950 version of Father of the Bride; its atrocious sequel, Father's Little Dividend. Although I'm unable to come up with the absolute Top Five Father's Day Movies – or rather, just plain Father Movies – ever made, below are the first five (actually six, including a remake) "quality" patriarch-centered films that come to mind. Now, the fathers portrayed in these films aren't all heroic, loving, and/or saintly paternal figures. Several are »

- Andre Soares

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Richard Gere to Receive Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

22 June 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The Karlovy Vary Film Festival, which is Central and Eastern Europe’s leading film event, is to honor Richard Gere. The actor will receive the festival’s highest award, the Crystal Globe for outstanding contribution to world cinema.

The festival, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, will open with Oren Moverman’s “Time Out of Mind,” in which Gere plays a homeless person in today’s New York, whose only hope in an otherwise desperate existence is to try to find reconciliation with his long estranged daughter. Gere will be joined on the red carpet by Moverman and actress Jena Malone, who plays Johanna Mason in the “Hunger Games” franchise.

Among Gere’s standout movies cited by the festival include his breakthrough performances in Paul Schrader’s “American Gigolo” and Taylor Hackford’s “An Officer and a Gentleman,” which brought him his first nomination for a Golden Globe »

- Leo Barraclough

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Watch: Blanchett & Mara Embrace in New 'Carol' Footage, Plus Scenes from 'Macbeth,' 'The Lobster' & 'Youth'

18 June 2015 2:13 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

At least four films out of the 2015 Cannes competition had critics and audiences in raptures: Todd Haynes' lesbian romance "Carol," Justin Kurzel's Shakespeare buff-up "Macbeth," Yorgos Lanthimos' tantalizing sci-fi "The Lobster" and Paolo Sorrentino's paean to art and age "Youth." All were backed by British production company Film4, which offers up this sexy montage of interviews and clips from the films. All have been acquired for Us distribution. While we'll definitely be seeing Weinstein's "Carol" and "Macbeth," and Fox Searchlight's "Youth," down the awards pike this Fall, Alchemy has yet to disclose a release date for "The Lobster," winner of the Jury Prize from Competition heads Joel and Ethan Coen. Collectively at Toh, we've seen and enjoyed all four. Read More: Cannes: Todd Haynes and Writer Phyllis Nagy Talk 'Carol,' Glamorous Stars, Highsmith and More »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Wes Anderson, Joel Coen, Frances McDormand and Paolo Sorrentino Booked For Rome Fest Talks

15 June 2015 6:42 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rome — Wes Anderson, Joel Coen, Frances McDormand, William Friedkin, Paolo Sorrentino and Italian star architect Renzo Piano are among onstage speakers recruited by new artistic topper Antonio Monda for the 10th edition of the recently reconfigured Rome Film Festival.

Anderson (pictured) is booked for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning U.S. author Donna Tartt about their love for Italian movies; Joel Coen and McDormand will speak about what it’s like to be husband and wife on set, and also on the notion of “muse”; Friedkin will hold forth with an as yet unspecified Italian master; Sorrentino will screen and discuss a previously unseen short of his and talk about the films that formed his cinematic vision. Renzo Piano will talk about the rapport between movies and architecture.

Monda, a New-York based Italian journalist and academic with ties to the U.S. film and literary worlds, recently replaced Marco Mueller as Rome’s artistic director, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Wes Anderson, Joel Coen, Frances McDormand and Paolo Sorrentino Booked For Rome Fest Talks

15 June 2015 6:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — Wes Anderson, Joel Coen, Frances McDormand, William Friedkin, Paolo Sorrentino and Italian star architect Renzo Piano are among onstage speakers recruited by new artistic topper Antonio Monda for the 10th edition of the recently reconfigured Rome Film Festival.

Anderson (pictured) is booked for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning U.S. author Donna Tartt about their love for Italian movies; Joel Coen and McDormand will speak about what it’s like to be husband and wife on set, and also on the notion of “muse”; Friedkin will hold forth with an as yet unspecified Italian master; Sorrentino will screen and discuss a previously unseen short of his and talk about the films that formed his cinematic vision. Renzo Piano will talk about the rapport between movies and architecture.

Monda, a New-York based Italian journalist and academic with ties to the U.S. film and literary worlds, recently replaced Marco Mueller as Rome’s artistic director, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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At home with Antonio Monda by Anne-Katrin Titze

9 June 2015 10:26 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

At home with Festa del Cinema Artistic Director Antonio Monda Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

From playing a role in Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, having recent Le Conversazioni with Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen Sondheim, Zadie Smith, Patrick McGrath, Isabella Rossellini, Salman Rushdie, Julie Taymor, Jeffrey Eugenides, Marina Abramovic and Daniel Libeskind, to co-founding Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, with this year's highlights including Ivano de Matteo's The Dinner (I Nostri Ragazzi) and Lamberto Sanfelice's Chlorine (Cloro), starring Sara Serraiocco - Antonio Monda has done a great deal already. Now, he is appointed the Artistic Director of the Rome International Film Festival.

Isabella Rossellini with Antonio Monda in the Morgan Library & Museum Green Room Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

After Antonio had just returned from the Cannes Film Festival, we spoke about the challenges he looks forward to, how Gay Talese and Jonathan Franzen surprised him, a Renzo Piano connection, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Last year's Best Picture winner sets an Oscar season release date for 'Youth'

2 June 2015 12:06 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Fox Searchlight made a big splash at Cannes with Paolo Sorrentino's "Youth." On the heels of the director's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner "The Great Beauty," it's a film that could be right up the Academy's alley, with performances from Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel leading the way. And now, the distributor has given it — predictably — a release date right in the thick of things. "Youth" will hit select theaters on December 4, it was announced today. Presumably Searchlight will then platform it throughout the month and into the new year, just as awards will be flying fast and furious in the heat of the season. Elsewhere Searchlight will also have a pair of Sundance darlings, John Crowley's "Brooklyn" and Grand Jury and Audience Award winner "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl." I caught up with the latter recently and can't say I share much of the enthusiasm that emanated from Park City, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Cannes' 'Youth' Gets Awards-Friendly Release Date

2 June 2015 8:34 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The fact that Fox Searchlight picked up Paolo Sorrentino's second English-language effort "Youth" before it screened in Cannes was a tip that the film was both commercially accessible and awards-worthy. The film will now open Friday, December 4, 2015 following a likely Fall festival ramp-up. Michael Caine is dignified, emotionally vulnerable and sad as a retired and "apathetic" composer and conductor, called "maestro," who is enjoying submitting to massages, ogling nubile naked women in the spas, and spending time with his daughter (Rachel Weisz), who takes out her anger on her father for being jilted by her husband for a younger pop diva who "is good in bed." Maestro also hangs with a young Hollywood star (Paul Dano) who is prepping a role, and his close friend, a movie director (Harvey Keitel) who is conjuring up his latest cinematic "testament" with a group of young collaborators who throw around terrible ideas for how. »

- Anne Thompson

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The Best, The Middling and the ‘What-Happened-Here?’ of Cannes 2015

27 May 2015 12:48 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Who knew that watching films can be this exhausting? The first thing any press person at Cannes will tell you is probably how tiring festival grind is – press screenings from  8.30 am till midnight, endless queueing sessions (variously put to use for writing up or sun-tanning), the adrenaline rush of the literal rush to the next screening.

What few filmmakers premiering their work at Cannes seem to realise – based on the average two-hour run of the majority of films this year – is that at a film viewing marathon such as Cannes, critics’ attention is yours during the first hour and twenty minutes and then you’d better start getting ready for a wow of an ending. The editor is your friend and if you want the press to be a friend too, it’s good to shed extraneous long-windedness and not irk the critics – unless you are Miguel Gomes, then you can go on forever… »

- Zornitsa Staneva

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FremantleMedia takes rights to Sorrentino's 'Young Pope'

27 May 2015 5:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Series will star Jude Law.

FremantleMedia International has snapped up exclusive international distribution (outside of partner territories) to Paolo Sorrentino’s The Young Pope. Production is set ot begin this summer.

At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Jude Law was confirmed for the lead role in the TV series, about a fictional American Pope who becomes the most conservative leader the Vatican has ever seen.

The eight-episode production, backed by Sky, HBO and Canal+, is due to shoot this summer.

Produced by Wildside and co-produced by Haut et Court TV, executive producers for Wildside are Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani together with John Lyons.

Executive producers for Haut et Court TV are Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta and Simon Arnal. »

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

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Fremantle Takes Global Sales On Paolo Sorrentino’s Jude Law-Starrer ‘The Young Pope’

27 May 2015 3:21 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rome – Fremantle International has taken global sales on Oscar-winning Italian director Paolo Sorrentino’s TV series, “The Young Pope,” toplining Jude Law as an imaginary pontiff who is the first Italian-American pope in history.

As previously announced, shooting is set to start this summer on the promising skein which Rupert Murdoch’s paybox Sky and France’s Canal Plus will co-produce with HBO, marking the first multiple-player production of this type in Italy.

Fremantle will be handling world sales excluding partner territories which are Italy, U.K., Germany, Ireland, the U.S., and France.

The series is being produced by Wildside, and co-produced by Haut et Court TV. Executive Producers for Wildside are Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani together with John Lyons. Executive Producers for Haut et Court TV are Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta and Simon Arnal.

Law will play Lenny Belardo, a conservative American pontiff recruited by a Vatican fed up with liberals. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Daily | In the Works | Martel, Ferrara, Assayas

26 May 2015 9:53 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

We're rounding up news on some of the more projects in the works announced during the Cannes Film Festival: Lucrecia Martel's Zama, Olivier Assayas’s Personal Shopper with Kristen Stewart, Abel Ferrara's Siberia with Willem Dafoe, Carlos Reygadas's "cowboy story," Todd Haynes's Wonderstruck, Andrew Haigh's Lean on Pete, Bertrand Bonello's Paris Is Happening and Stéphane Brizé's Une Vie. Plus: Nicolas Cage is re-teaming with Paul Schrader and Mike Figgis and more on forthcoming films from Marjane Satrapi, Wim Wenders, Paolo Sorrentino, Pablo Larraín, Nicole Holofcener, Mike Mills, Per Fly, Shinji Aoyama, Taika Waititi, Jared Hess, Peter Ho-sun Chan, Yoji Yamada and more. » - David Hudson »

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Cannes: 21 Films That Stood Out at the 2015 Festival

25 May 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Variety critics Scott Foundas, Justin Chang, Peter Debruge, Guy Lodge, Jay Weissberg and Maggie Lee weighed in with their choices for the 21 best films at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (listed in alphabetical order):

1. “Amy.” British director Asif Kapadia followed up his 2010 “Senna” with this even more daring and revealing portrait of the brilliant but tragic jazz diva Amy Winehouse. Drawing on a wealth of professional and user-generated video, Kapadia again eschews the usual talking-heads interview format to keep WInehouse front and center for two harrowing hours, during which we come to understand how thoroughly the troubled singer lived her life under the camera’s relentless and unforgiving gaze. The result is an unforgettable portrait of the cult of celebrity in the iPhone era. (Scott Foundas)

2. “Arabian Nights.” Even this year’s most impressive competition films couldn’t match Portuguese auteur Miguel Gomes’ magnum opus for brazen ambition and conceptual heft. »

- Variety Staff

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'Carol,' 'Inside Out' and 10 other Cannes 2015 films ready for Oscar's closeup

25 May 2015 9:27 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Cannes — Awards season is no stranger to Cannes. From "Amour" to "The Tree of Life" to "No Country For Old Men" to "The Pianist" to "The Piano," every year there seems to be a player or two that pokes its head out from the crowded Croisette and into Oscar's waiting arms. This year's potential players may not include a true Best Picture contender, but they are evidence enough that the festival's presence will be felt throughout the upcoming campaign. Before you start second guessing which films have a shot and which don't, remember the actions of this year's Hollywood-influenced competition jury. The Coen brothers, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller and the Guillermo Del Toro, among others, awarded some interesting prizes that will absolutely affect the race. The critical kudos are important, too (as are those of us who cover the beat on a regular basis and took in this year's slate »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Cannes 2015: 'Youth' review

25 May 2015 1:36 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆ Paolo Sorrentino's Youth (2015), his latest meditation on aging, memory and mortality, premièred at Cannes in competition today to assorted cheers and boos. This review is going to fall somewhere between the two. Retired composer Fred Ballinger (Michael Caine) is spending his holiday undergoing a variety of health treatments in a spa resort in the Swiss Alps, along with his old friend and film director Mick (Harvey Keitel), his daughter Lena (Rachel Weisz) and Jimmy Tree (Paul Dano), a Hollywood actor preparing for a new role in a German film. In the evening the world's most elegant pub band plays covers on a revolving stage which is eminently suitable for a striking opening shot.

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- CineVue UK

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2015 Cannes Critics Panel: Todd Haynes’ “Carol” is Our Top Graded Film

23 May 2015 8:05 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Price of Salt is at a market high according to our critics. While Le Film Francais have Mia Madre in the pole position and Screen Daily have a pair in a tie among their voting clan, our sixteen strong have place Todd HaynesCarol firmly at the top of the leader board with average 3.8 grade. In a year where French cinema was a little off-balance, where Italy cinema didn’t disappoint, where Asian films were especially strong and where a first time work from Hungary stole the show, it is one portrait and one love story in 1950’s America that is tops.

In our inaugural year, our Cannes Critics’ Panel favored Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In by one point over the Dardenne’s The Kid With a Bike, von Trier’s Melancholia, Nicolas Refn’s Drive and Malick’s Palme d’Or winning The Tree of Life. »

- Eric Lavallee

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Cannes: Will ‘The Assassin’ Slay the Competition?

23 May 2015 5:28 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Given the number of films in competition (19), the correspondingly infinite number of possible award/talent configurations, and the sheer impossibility of guessing at the individual and collective tastes of nine jurors, predicting the major award winners at the Cannes Film Festival is obviously a fool’s errand — and one that our critics on the Croisette have gladly undertaken.

Guy Lodge

Palme d’Or: “The Assassin.” Word on the street — and among British bookies — is that my own favorite film of the fest, Yorgos Lanthimos’ high-wire relationship fantasy “The Lobster,” is the one to beat, though whether that’s based on honest hearsay or a projection of the Coen brothers’ taste for dryer-than-dust comedy, I can’t say. As much as it would thrill me to see such a singular combination of concept-y formalism and perverse heart-tugging take the prize, I have a hard time seeing it as the unifying consensus »

- Guy Lodge and Justin Chang

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Cannes Review: 'Youth' Makes Growing Old With Caine & Keitel Fun

22 May 2015 3:45 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Reporting from the Cannes Film Festival. Most films depicting old age tell their stories slowly and move in a darker and depressing direction. While this isn't always a bad thing, director Paolo Sorrentino's new film Youth takes a more light-hearted approach to aging and it's a welcome departure. The Italian filmmaker recently won the Best Foreign Language Oscar for The Great Beauty and all the fun and whimsy of that previous endeavor is on full display here as well. Youth is also Sorrentino's second English-language film after the disastrous This Must Be the Place, a huge misfire that has paved the way for this return to form. Sorrentino's Youth takes place in an exclusive Swiss spa for the wealthy and pampered. We're introduced to many eccentric characters but at first glance are focused on two best friends. Fred (played by Michael Caine) is a world-renowned musician who has just »

- Marco Cerritos

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Cannes 2015: deals round-up

22 May 2015 2:23 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The biggest deals of this year’s Cannes Marché du Film and how the Competition titles sold throughout the festival.

Behind the glamour of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, business was booming at the Marché du Film (May 13-22), with representatives from 120 countries in attendance - up four on 2014.

A total 3,300 films were on offer this year, around 1,000 at the project stage, with an estimated 11,000 film professionals in attendance, in line with last year.

In the opening days, Marché chief Jérôme Paillard told Screen: “Acquisition agents are telling me that it’s the first time in a number of years that there are so many big projects. I’ve been told there are around 50 high profile projects on offer.”

North AmericaHOT Projects

Universal Pictures and Focus Features took worldwide rights to Tom Ford’s upcoming thriller Nocturnal Animals, starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, in a deal reportedly worth $20m. [Story]

Open Road paid »

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