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15 items from 2017


'March Of The Penguins 2', 'Lumiere!' head to Benelux

11 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Septmber Films has inked deals for multiple titles.

Benelux distributor September Films has confirmed details of its latest acquisitions.

One of the most eye-catching new pick-ups is Luc Jacquet’s March Of The Penguins 2 [pictured], again narrated by Morgan Freeman and sold by Wild Bunch. September boss Pim Hermeling confirmed that the film will be released in Belgium nest month and then at a later date in the Netherlands.

Showing its cinephile tendencies, September has also picked up Lumiere! The Adventure Begins, Cannes director Thierry Frémaux’s documentary about early film pioneers, Louis and Auguste Lumière, which is also sold by Wild Bunch.

September continues to handle selected Dutch titles, among them International Film Festival Rotterdam (Iffr) competition entry Quality Time and the forthcoming portmanteau pic, Rotterdam, I Love You. It is also boarding projects at an earlier stage, for example coming on board The Wife Of The Pilotfrom director Anne Zohra, which was recently »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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More honours for Elle by Richard Mowe - 2017-01-31 13:23:10

31 January 2017 5:23 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Fatal attraction: Laurent Lafitte and Isabelle Huppert in Elle Photo: UniFrance

The awards roller-coaster for Elle has kept up its momentum with accolades last night (30 Jan) in the 22nd Lumière Awards, described as France’s Golden Globes and awarded by foreign journalists working in France.

Poster for the Lumières, France’s answer to the Golden Globes

The ceremony at the Madeleine Theâtre saw Paul Verhoeven’s film receive three prizes comprising Best Film; Best Actress for Isabelle Huppert and Best Director.

The stop-go animation My Life As A Courgette by Claude Barras was named best animation with a best script award for his co-writer Céline Sciamma. The veteran actor Jean-Pierre Léaud was lauded as best actor for The Death Of Louis X1V which also received a best cinematography accolade. Houda Benyamina’s Divines received two awards as best first film with a joint acting prize for leads Oulaya Amamra and Déborah Lukumuena. »

- Richard Mowe

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Almodóvar named Cannes jury president by Richard Mowe - 2017-01-31 13:01:17

31 January 2017 5:01 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Pedro Almodóvar with his Julieta actress Emma Suarez at the Cannes Film Festival last year. Photo: Richard Mowe

A frequent visitor to the Cannes Film Festival, Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar will return this year as president of the Competition jury for the event’s 70th edition.

Pedro Almodóvar at the Cannes Film Festival last year to present Julieta Photo: Richard Mowe

Almodóvar declared himself to be “grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed” by the invitation from organisers Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux.

He will take up his duties at the start of the Festival on 17 May and continue through until 28 May when the results of the deliberations of the jury will be announced at the traditional prize-giving ceremony under a global spotlight.

Cannes organisers say that the other members of the jury and the announcement of the official selection will be made in mid-April.

At last year’s Festival Almodóvar presented his latest film, »

- Richard Mowe

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Pedro Almodóvar is the President of the Jury at Cannes 2017

31 January 2017 2:07 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Iconic Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar will be the next President of the Jury for the Festival International du Film de Cannes, which this year celebrates its 70th anniversary.

Organisers of the world-famous festival announced the news this morning.

Responding to the invitation of Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux, the filmmaker said: “I am very happy to be able to celebrate the Festival de Cannes 70th anniversary from such a privileged position. I am grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed. I am aware of the responsibility that entails being the president of the jury and I hope to be up to the job. I can only tell that I’ll devote myself, body and soul, to this task, that it is both a privilege and a pleasure.”

Five of Almodóvar’s films – All About my Mother (Todo Sobre mi Madre, Best Director), Volver (Best Screenplay, Best Collective Female Performance), Broken Embraces »

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Pedro Almodovar Follows George Miller As President Of The Jury of 70th Festival de Cannes

31 January 2017 2:00 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Cannes Film Festival announced today that famed Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar will be the President of the Jury at the historic 70th incarnation of the festival this May.

In a statement from the festival, Almodóvar responded to the invitation from Cannes President of the Festival Pierre Lescure and Delegate-General Thierry Frémaux noting, “I am very happy to be able to celebrate the Festival de Cannes 70th anniversary from such a privileged position.

Continue reading Pedro Almodovar Follows George Miller As President Of The Jury of 70th Festival de Cannes at The Playlist. »

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Pedro Almodóvar named Cannes jury president

30 January 2017 9:56 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Spanish auteur said he was “grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed.”

Pedro Almodóvar will preside over the jury at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in May, 25 years after he served as a juror under Gérard Depardieu.

“I am very happy to be able to celebrate Cannes Film Festival 70th anniversary from such a privileged position,” Almodóvar said in response to the invitation by president of the festival Pierre Lescure and delegate-general Thierry Frémaux.

“I am grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed. I am aware of the responsibility that entails being the president of the jury and I hope to be up to the job. I can only tell that I’ll devote myself, body and soul, to this task, that it is both a privilege and a pleasure.”

“For its 70th edition, the Festival de Cannes is delighted to welcome a unique and hugely popular artist. His works have already carved out an eternal niche in the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Pedro Almodóvar named 70th Cannes jury president

30 January 2017 9:56 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Spanish auteur said he was “grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed.”

Pedro Almodóvar will preside over the jury at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in May, 25 years after he served as a juror under Gérard Depardieu.

“I am very happy to be able to celebrate Cannes Film Festival 70th anniversary from such a privileged position,” Almodóvar said in response to the invitation by president of the festival Pierre Lescure and delegate-general Thierry Frémaux.

“I am grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed. I am aware of the responsibility that entails being the president of the jury and I hope to be up to the job. I can only tell that I’ll devote myself, body and soul, to this task, that it is both a privilege and a pleasure.”

“For its 70th edition, the Festival de Cannes is delighted to welcome a unique and hugely popular artist. His works have already carved out an eternal niche in the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Pedro Almodóvar named 70th Cannes Film Festival president

30 January 2017 9:56 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Spanish auteur said he was “grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed.”

Pedro Almodóvar will preside over the jury at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in May, 25 years after he served as a juror under Gérard Depardieu.

“I am very happy to be able to celebrate Cannes Film Festival 70th anniversary from such a privileged position,” Almodóvar said in response to the invitation by president of the festival Pierre Lescure and delegate-general Thierry Frémaux.

“I am grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed. I am aware of the responsibility that entails being the president of the jury and I hope to be up to the job. I can only tell that I’ll devote myself, body and soul, to this task, that it is both a privilege and a pleasure.”

“For its 70th edition, the Festival de Cannes is delighted to welcome a unique and hugely popular artist. His works have already carved out an eternal niche in the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Cannes 2017: Pedro Almodóvar Is Jury President

30 January 2017 9:53 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar is the next President of the Jury for the Festival International du Film de Cannes, which begins on the Riviera on May 17 and runs through May 28, 2017.

Cannes executives Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux stated:

“For its 70th edition, the Festival de Cannes is delighted to welcome a unique and hugely popular artist. His works have already carved out an eternal niche in the history of film. A long and loyal friendship binds Pedro Almodóvar to the Festival, where he was a member of the Jury under the presidency of Gérard Depardieu.”

The filmmaker said:

“I am grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed. I am aware of the responsibility that entails being the president of the jury and I hope to be up to the job. I can only tell that I’ll devote myself, body and soul, to this task, that it is both a privilege and a pleasure. »

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Cannes 2017: Pedro Almodóvar Is Jury President

30 January 2017 9:53 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar is the next President of the Jury for the Festival International du Film de Cannes, which begins on the Riviera on May 17 and runs through May 28, 2017.

Cannes executives Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux stated:

“For its 70th edition, the Festival de Cannes is delighted to welcome a unique and hugely popular artist. His works have already carved out an eternal niche in the history of film. A long and loyal friendship binds Pedro Almodóvar to the Festival, where he was a member of the Jury under the presidency of Gérard Depardieu.”

The filmmaker said:

“I am grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed. I am aware of the responsibility that entails being the president of the jury and I hope to be up to the job. I can only tell that I’ll devote myself, body and soul, to this task, that it is both a privilege and a pleasure. »

- Anne Thompson

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'Elle' triumphs at France's Lumière Awards

30 January 2017 4:30 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

France’s foreign press corps also fete DivinesMy Life As A Zucchini and The Death Of Louis Xiv. French critics honour Elle in separate awards.

Paul Verhoeven’s French-language thriller continued its winning streak at the 22nd edition of the French Lumière awards on Monday evening.

Elle won best film and best director as well as best actress for Isabelle Huppert for her performance as a hard-nosed businesswoman who plays a psychological game of cat-and-mouse with a rapist who breaks into her home.

Monday’s prizes join a growing a list of awards for both the feature and Huppert that includes the Golden Globe for best foreign language film and best actress.

Huppert is also one of the favourites in the best actress category at the Oscars and the title recently picked up 11 nominations at the French César awards.

Some 60 journalists hailing from the international press corps in France voted in the Lumière Awards, which are regarded »

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'Elle' triumphs in France's Lumière Awards

30 January 2017 5:30 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

France’s foreign press corps also fete DivinesMy Life As A Zucchini and The Death Of Louis Xiv. French critics honour Elle in separate awards.

Paul Verhoeven’s French-language thriller continued its winning streak at the 22nd edition of the French Lumière awards on Monday evening.

Elle won best film and best director as well as best actress for Isabelle Huppert for her performance as a hard-nosed businesswoman who plays a psychological game of cat-and-mouse with a rapist who breaks into her home.

Monday’s prizes join a growing a list of awards for both the feature and Huppert that includes the Golden Globe for best foreign language film and best actress.

Huppert is also one of the favourites in the best actress category at the Oscars and the title recently picked up 11 nominations at the French César awards.

Some 60 journalists hailing from the international press corps in France voted in the Lumière Awards, which are regarded »

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Thierry Fremaux, Marion Cotillard to Be Honored at Lumieres Awards

16 January 2017 11:45 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris – Thierry Fremaux, the artistic director and general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, and Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard will be honored at the Lumieres Awards, France’s equivalent to the Golden Globes.

The academy of the Lumieres Awards, which is composed of Paris-based members of the foreign press, will pay tribute and hand out honorary awards to Cotillard and Fremaux during the 22nd edition of the ceremony Jan. 30.

Since winning an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Cesar and a Bafta for her role as Edith Piaf in “La vie en rose,” Cotillard has worked with some of the world’s most talented and acclaimed directors, from Michael Mann (“Public Enemies”) to Woody Allen (“Midnight in Paris”), Christopher Nolan (“Inception,” “Dark Night Rises”), Steven Soderbergh (“Contagion”), James Gray (“The Immigrant”) and Robert Zemeckis (“Allied”). Cotillard also starred in the Dardenne brothers’s “Two Days, One Night” and Xavier Dolan’s »

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Pierre Lescure Is Re-Elected President of Cannes Film Festival

16 January 2017 9:11 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris – Just a few months before the star-studded event’s 70th anniversary, Pierre Lescure has been re-elected president of the Cannes Film Festival until 2020.

Lescure, who took over as president from the venerable Gilles Jacob in 2007, was re-elected for a second term by the Board of Directors of the Association Française du Festival International du Film, which brings together public authorities and film industry professionals.

Lescure’s new three-year term will cover the period from 2018 to 2020. Since coming on board, Lescure launched a partnership with Kering and co-organized the Women in Motion initiative, which brings together female filmmakers and hosts panel discussions, as well as hands out two awards.

Lescure, who is well-known in France and abroad as the co-founder of Canal Plus, has also been COO at the Théâtre Marigny. Often described as a visionary, Lescure also co-created Molotov TV, a digital platform touted as the Spotify of television, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Pierre Lescure re-elected as Cannes Film Festival president

16 January 2017 6:47 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lescure unanimously re-elected ahead of the festival’s 70th edition.

Pierre Lescure has been unanimously re-elected president of the Cannes Film Festival organising association.

Ahead of the festival’s 70th edition, the decision was made by the board of directors of the Association Française du Festival International du Film, renewing Lescure in the post he has occupied since July 2014.

His new three-year term will cover the period from 2018 to 2020.

As a journalist and co-founder of the Canal+ television channel, Lescure was president and CEO of the Canal+ group from 1994 to 2002. Between 2008 and 2014, he was a producer and COO at the Théâtre Marigny. Since 2015 he has been vice president at Molotov TV.

Alongside Pierre Lescure, Thierry Frémaux, delegate-general, will continue to oversee the festival’s official selection.

This year’s Cannes Film Festival will take place from 17 to 28 May, 2017. »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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