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Top 10 of 2012

24 December 2012 8:56 AM, PST | The Moving Arts Journal | See recent The Moving Arts Journal news »

As we reach the end of an inspiring year for cinema, here are ten titles that stood out for me in 2012, and an explanation of why I chose each of them. Although I saw many of these at film festivals, so they may not make it to your local art house cinema, in the coming year you may be able to catch them at small festivals of different national/regional cinemas in your city, or at least on DVD.

From Thursday to Sunday (De Jueves a domingo)(dir. Dominga Sotomayor)

On a family road trip through rural Chile, a young girl witnesses her parents’ marriage fall apart.

-For its tender portrayal of childhood, complete with extroverted playfulness and introverted worry. For its subtle but consistent exploration of foreground versus background space, which reflects two separations: between children and adults, and between husband and wife.

Neighbouring Sounds (O som ao redor) (dir. »

- Alison Frank

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Berlin 2013: Leads of Two Oscar Hopefuls Among 10 European Shooting Stars Picks

12 December 2012 1:19 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Cologne, Germany – The leads in Oscar contenders A Royal Affair and Lore – Mikkel Boe Folsgaard and Saskia Rosendahl – made the cut for the 2013 Shooting Stars – the showcase of the top 10 best young actors from Europe. Gallery: 28 of Berlin Film Festival's Most Outrageous Movie Posters The new Shooting Stars selection – announced Wednesday – includes French actress Christia Theret (La Brindille),Slovenia's Jure Henigman (A Trip) and Sweden's Nermina Lukac, who made her acting debut this year with Gabriela Pichler's drama Eat Sleep Die. Completing the list are Arta Dobroshi of Kosovo, who appeared

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- Scott Roxborough

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Meet the 2012 AFI Fest Filmmakers #6: 'Eat Sleep Die' Director Gabriela Pichler

31 October 2012 8:35 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Swedish director Gabriela Pichler describes the protagonist of her film as a "no shit 21-year-old tomboy Muslim immigrant who spends her time looking after her worn-out father, and hanging out with her fellow workers from the vegetable packing plant." Raša Abdulahović, who can pack 12 bags of lettuce in less than five seconds, finds her tough, small-town existence radically changed, Pichler says, when she loses her job and "is forced into a world where bureaucracy rules and ‘confidence coaching’ is deemed necessary." Did you draw on personal experience in making this film? "[I was] brought up in a working class home, worked at the local cookie factory. Got in to Gothenburg film school, and 'Eat Sleep Die' is my first feature film. Mother from Bosnia and father from Austria, born in Sweden." What did you find most challenging about this production? "Making a non sentimental and honest film about working class. »

- Indiewire

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Blogomatic3000 at the 2012 London Film Festival Awards

21 October 2012 10:09 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

As the 56th London Film Festival neared its close, the awards ceremony kicked off with our man London Film Fanatiq in the house for Blogomatic3000.  The red carpet saw many representatives of this year’s nominees greet the crowds and discuss their work with the press.  Several jury members, including Tom Hiddleston and Olivia Colman also came out to pay tribute to the talent behind some of the festival’s finest features.

Check out all the red carpet pictures from the event and a full list of winners below:

Best Film Award

Rust and Bone, Jacques Audiard, France/Belgium After Lucia, Michel Franco, Mexico End of Watch, David Ayer, USA Everyday, Michael Winterbottom, UK Fill The Void, Rama Burshtein, Israel Ginger and Rosa, Sally Potter, UK In the House, François Ozon, France It Was The Son, Daniele Ciprì, Italy/France Lore, Cate Shortland, Germany/Australia/UK Midnight’s Children, Deepa Mehta, »

- Guest

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‘Eat Sleep Die’: Asking for a little more

21 October 2012 8:05 AM, PDT | The Moving Arts Journal | See recent The Moving Arts Journal news »


Eat Sleep Die” (“Äta sova dö,” dir. Gabriela Pichler), treats a topic of central concern in this time of financial crisis: unemployment. Set in a village in Sweden, the film revolves around 20-year-old Raša, a sturdy, virile but tender-hearted only child who lives with her father. At the local salad processing plant, Raša has perfected her technique as the fastest packer, but this doesn’t stop her from losing her job when the management makes cutbacks. Though she is keen to work, and dutifully attends the local job centre’s re-deployment courses, there just aren’t any jobs in her town. As her father goes to Norway in search of temporary work, and the job centre suggests that she move to the city, it looks inevitable that the search for employment will tear Raša away from her family and community, the main source of joy in her life.

Eat Sleep Die” has a documentary quality, »

- Alison Frank

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The Winners Announced for the 56th BFI London Film Festival 2012

20 October 2012 4:31 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The capital has been the home of some of the biggest names and films in the industry over the past ten days, and with the festival finally coming to a close tomorrow, the results are in for the official competition categories.

Sir David Hare, Tom Hiddleston, David Yates, Sebastian Faulks, Olivia Colman, Kazuo Ishiguru, and many more prominent names presided over the various Juries, and with so much talent this year, I don’t envy what must have been very difficult decisions.

Also being honoured this year are Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter, both of whom have been presented with the BFI Fellowship, the highest honour from the film institute. The former brought his latest feature, Frankenweenie, to the festival for its opening night, whilst the latter stars in Mike Newell’s Great Expectations, bookending the festival nicely as the Closing Night Film.

With the festival now coming to an end tomorrow, »

- Kenji Lloyd

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56th BFI London Film Festival Review - Eat Sleep Die (2012)

17 October 2012 6:03 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Eat Sleep Die (Swedish: Äta sova dö), 2012

Directed by Gabriela Pichler

Starring Nermina Lukač, Milan Dragisic, Jonathan Lampinen and Peter Fält.



The story of a young Muslim girl who gets laid off from her factory job in Sweden.

Raša (Nermina Lukač) has an under bite that would make an Easter Egg island statue jealous. Her jaw protrudes from the bottom half of her face, pursing her lower lip against its top. It gives the impression that she's always frowning. Maybe she is. If you're wearing a brace in your early twenties, something, somewhere, presumably went wrong.

For Raša, it has. Her father, Pappan (Milan Dragisic), is a Muslim immigrant incapable of work. He whines and moans and his legs are discoloured. He visits the doctor often to maintain his incapacity benefit, and then laments the foreigners who're eroding the foundations of their adopted country, Sweden. In one instance, he »

- Chris Villeneuve

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London Film Festival 2012: Eat Sleep Die Review

13 October 2012 4:59 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Gabriela Pichler’s debut feature has a discordant dance track book-ending its narrative which, while a refreshing slap in the face, feels oddly placed in what is a gritty, serious slice of Scandinavian social realism. Raša Abdulahovic (Nermina Lukac) is a 21-year-old Balkan immigrant and long-serving employee of the local salad-packing plant. It’s hardly the most stimulating work environment, but amounts to an honest day’s living, while at home, she enjoys playing the extrovert tomboy, eating like a slovenly caveman, and loudly chatting with her ill father. When Raša discovers that she is to be laid off, her world is turned upside down.

Eat Sleep Die is a very sad, sombre film indeed; Raša needs a job, and this grounded treatment feels diametrically opposed to the view of a working life that Jason Reitman’s nevertheless excellent Up in the Air had, where the »

- Shaun Munro

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Sir David Hare, Tom Hiddleston, David Yates & Olivia Colman lead BFI Lff 2012 Juries

11 October 2012 4:25 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The BFI London Film Festival officially opened last night with the UK premiere of Tim Burton’s latest feature, Frankenweenie, a black and white stop-motion film destined to become something of a cult classic.

With the festival now underway, the juries for the separate categories in competition have been announced, with Sir David Hare, Tom Hiddleston, David Yates, and Olivia Colman leading an impressive line-up to judge the contenders.

Also celebrated at this year’s festival will be Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter, both of whom are being presented with the BFI’s highest honour, the BFI Fellowship.

You can read the full list of jurors in the official announcement below, but here’s a run-down of the main categories and the films in competition.

Sir David Hare leads the jury for the Best Film Award, for which the following are competing:

After Lucia, Michel Franco, Mexico End of Watch, »

- Kenji Lloyd

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AFI Film Fest: Cream of the Crop of 2012 in Simon Killer, After Lucia, In the Fog, A Hijacking and Clip Selected for Fest

3 October 2012 12:50 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The AFI Film Fest (11.01-11.08) have announced the line-ups for our favorite sections at the fest in the Young American selections and New Auteurs section and they’ve managed to stack up on titles that are amongst the year’s best and which in the case of two films were mysteriously passed over by the likes of Telluride, Tiff and Nyff. Michel Franco’s After Lucia (see pic above) and Antonio CamposSimon Killer will be making the Los Angeles premieres accompanied by the best title to come out of the Main Comp at this year’s Cannes edition in Sergei Loznitsa’s In the Fog. This trio will be joined by a trio of gems that recently premiered at Tiff in: Maja Miloš’ Clip, Gabriela Pichler’s Eat Sleep Die and Tobias Lindholm’s A Hijacking. In the Young American Selections we find some filmmakers (Sean Baker and Amy »

- Eric Lavallee

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AFI Fest Announces Young Americans, New Auteurs Lineups

3 October 2012 12:05 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The American Film Institute on Wednesday announced the lineup for the Young Americans and New Auteurs sections at AFI Fest 2012, which will include Joe Swanberg's "All the Light in the Sky" and "Pearblossom Highway" from Mike Ott. "All the Light in the Sky" and "Pearblossom Highway" will be making their North American premieres in their Young Americans screenings. Gabriela Pichler's debut feature "Eat Sleep Die" (above), which won Critics Week audience award at the Venice Film Festival, is among the New Auteurs entries. The Young Americans section features works by emerging »

- Todd Cunningham

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Toronto International Film Festival: The Female Factor

21 September 2012 4:30 AM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

This year’s Toronto  was competing in my psyche with the recent loss of my mother.  My focus was less on finding the greatest of films this year.  I hear from others that the festival offered a good mix, if not the most outstanding, selection of films.  Personally, I am discovering that a new community has opened its arms to me and the films that are standing out most for me are by women and about women.  My community, those women who have lost their mothers, is sharing a unique and profound rite of passage whose meaning continuously unfolds.

In Toronto I was hyper aware of the women and their position in this corner of the world I inhabit.  Canadian women, Helga Stephenson, Director Emerita of the Toronto Film Festival, predecessor to Piers Handling;  Michele Maheux, Executive Director and COO of Tiff ever since I've known her which has been a long time;  Linda Beath who headed United Artists when I was beginning my career and who has since moved to Europe where she teaches at Eave (European Audio Visual Entrepreneurs), Kay Armitrage, programmer of the festival for 24 years and professor at University of Toronto, are all women to helped me envisage myself as a professional in the film business, and they are still as vibrant and active as when we met more than 25 years ago.  Carolle Brabant, Telefilm Canada’s Executive Director continues Canada’s female lineage as does Karen Thorne-Stone, the President and CEO of Ontario Media Development Corporation. 

18 films currently are in a large part attributable to Omdc; they include Nisha Pahuja’s doc The World Before Her (contact Cinetic) (Best Doc Feature of 2012 Tribeca Ff), Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz (Isa: TF1), Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children (Isa: FilmNation), Anita Doron’s The Lesser Blessed, (Isa: EOne) Ruba Nadda’s Inescapable (Isa: Myriad), Alison Rose’s doc, Following the Wise Men.

Tiff’s  new program for year-round support of mid-level Canadian filmmakers, Studio, under the directorship of Hayet Benkara is bringing industry mentorship to 16 filmmakers with experience, shorts in the festival circuit, features in development.  Exactly half of these filmmakers are women.  This was a conscious move on Hayet’s part.  She said there is always such a predominance of males without thinking about it that she decided to bring balance.

Then a look at some more of the Canadian talent here brings me to the Birks Diamonds celebration of seven Canadian women: Anais Barbeau-Lavalette, Manon Briand, Anita Doron, Deepa Mehta (Midnight’s Children), Kate Melville, and Ruba Nadda which honored each with a Birks diamond pendant in a reception hosted by Shangri-La Hotel and Telefilm Canada where 300 guests mingled and caught up with each other.  The pre-eminence of women was again made so apparent to me.

Talking to publicist Jim Dobson at Indie PR at the reception of Jordanian filmmaker Annemarie Jacir whose film When I Saw You was so evocative of the 60s, a time of worldwide freedom and even optimism among the fedayeem in Jordan looking to resist the Expulsion of the Palestinians from Palestine; he said that all five of his clients here are women directors, “I had When I Saw You, (Isa: The Match Factory),  Satellite Boy (Isa: Celluloid Dreams/ Nightmare), Hannah Arendt (The Match Factory), Inch'allah  (Isa: eOne),  English Vinglish (Isa: Eros Int')."

Of the 289 features here at Tiff, Melissa Silverstein at Women and Hollywood is trying to zero in on the women directors, so watch her blogs More Women-Directed Films Nab Deals out of Tiff,  Tiff Preview: Women Directors to Watch  and Tiff Preview: The Female Directing Masters Playing at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival.

Add to this the upcoming Sundance initiative on women directors that Keri Putnam is heading up (more on that later!) and I am feeling heartened by the consciousness of women, directors and otherwise, out there.  That is saying a lot since last season in Cannes with the pathetic number of women directors showing up in the festival and sidebars this past spring.

Here is the Female Factor for Tiff 12 which scores an A in my book:

Gala Presentations  - 6 out of 20 = c. 30% which is way above the usual 13% which has been the average up until Cannes upended that with its paltry 2%..2 of these were opening night films.

Mira Nair The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Also showed in Venice.  Isa: K5. Picked up for U.S. and Canada by IFC. Shola Lynch Free Angela & All Political Prisoners.  Isa: Elle Driver Deepa Mehta Midnight’s Children. Isa: FilmNation already sold to Roadshow for Australia/ N.Z., Unikorea for So. Korea, DeaPlaneta for Spain. Ruba Nadda Inescapable.  Isa: Myriad.  Canada: Alliance. Liz Garbus Love, Marilyn. Isa: StudioCanal. HBO picked up No. American TV rights. Madman has Australia. Gauri Shinde English Vinglish. Isa: Eros International.

Masters – 0 – Could we say that women directors have not been around that long or shown such longevity as the men?  Lina Wertmiller was a long time ago.  I don’t even know if she is still alive.  Ida Lupino was an anomaly.  Who else was there in those early days?  Alice Guy-Blaché ?

Special Presentations - 13 out of  70 = 19%

Everybody Has A Plan - Argentina/ Germany/ Spain - Ana Piterbarg - Isa:  Twentieth Century Fox International - U.S.:  Ld Entertainment, U.K.: Metrodome Lines Of Wellington - Also in Venice, San Sebastian Ff - Portugal - Valeria Sarmiento - Isa: Alfama Films. Germany: Ksm Cloud Atlas--Germany - Lana  Wachowski, Tom  Tykwer, Andy  Wachowski - Isa: Focus Int'l. - U.S. and Canada: Warner Bros. , Brazil - Imagem, Finland - Future Film, Eastern Europe - Eeap, Germany X Verleih, Greece - Odeon, Iceland - Sensa, India - PVR, So. Korea - Bloomage, Benelux - Benelux Film Distributors, Inspire, Slovenia - Cenemania, Sweden - Noble, Switzerland - Ascot Elite, Taiwan - Long Shong, Turkey - Chantier Inch'allah – Canada - Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette - Isa and Canada: Entertainment One Films Hannah Arendt – Germany – Margarethe von Trotta – Isa: The Match Factory Imogine – U.S. – Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini  - Isa: Voltage.  U.S.: Lionsgate/ Roadside Attractions acquired from UTA, Netherlands: Independent Ginger and Rosa – U.K. – Sally  Potter –  Isa: The Match Factory.  U.S. contact Cinetic Love is All You Need – Also played in Venice) Denmark – Susanne Bier – Isa: TrustNordisk - U.S. : Sony Pictures Classics, Canada: Mongrel, Australia - Madman, Brazil - Art Films, Bulgaria - Pro Films, Colombia - Babilla Cine, Czech Republic - Aerofilms, Finland - Matila Rohr Nordisk, Germany - Prokino, Hungary - Cirko, Italy - Teodora, Japan - Longride, Poland - Gutek, Portugal - Pepperview Lore – Australia/ Germany/ U.K. – Cate Shortland – Isa: Memento. U.S.: Music Box, France: Memento, Germany - Piffl, Hong Hong - Encore Inlight, So. Korea - Line Tree, Benelux - ABC/ Cinemien, U.K., Artificial Eye Dreams for Sale – Japan – Miwa Nishkawa – Isa: Asmik Ace Stories We Tell – Canada – Sarah Polley - Isa: Nfb. U.K.: Artificial Eye Liverpool – Canada – Marion Briand - Isa: Max Films. Canada: Remstar Venus and Serena – U.S./ U.K. – Michelle Major, Maikin Baird. Producer's Rep: Cinetic 

Mavericks - 3 out of 7 “Conversations With” were with women (43%)

Discovery 11 out of 27 = 40% which includes The-Hottest-Public Ticket for the Israeli Film directly below (a Major Buzz Film Among its Public)

Fill the Void by Rama Burshtein, a first-time-ever Hasidic woman director Kate Melville’s Picture Day Alice Winocour Augustine - Isa: Kinology 7 Cajas by Tana Schembori from Paraguay - Isa: Shoreline Gabriela Pichler’s Eat Sleep Die from Sweden, Serbia and Croatia - Isa: Yellow Affair Oy Rola Nashef’s Detroit Unleaded France’s Sylive Michel’s Our Little Differences Contact producer Pallas Film Russian censored film Clip from Serbia by Maja Milos - Isa: Wide sold to Kmbo for France, Maywin for Sweden, Artspoitation for U.S. Satellite Boy by Australian Catriona McKenzie - Isa: Celluloid Dreams/ Nightmares Ramaa Mosley’s The Brass Teapot - Isa: TF1  sold to Magnolia for U.S., Intercontinental for Hong Kong, Cien for Mexico, Vendetta for New Zealand Veteran Korean-American Grace Lee’s Janeane from Des Moines.

Tiff Docs  7 out of 29 = 24% - Women traditionally have directed a greater portion of docs

Christine Cynn (codirector ) The Act of Killing - Isa: Cinephil Janet Tobias No Place on Earth - Isa: Global Screen Sarah Burns (codirector) The Central Park Five Isa: PBS sold to Sundance Select for U.S. Treva Wurmfeld Shepard & Dark - Contact Tangerine Entertainment Nina Davenport First Comes Love - Contact producer Marina Zenovich Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out - Isa: Films Distribution Halla Alabdalla As If We Were Catching a Cobra (Comme si nous attraptions un cobra) about the art of caricature in Egypt and Syria!  Halla is Syrian herself, studied science and sociology in Syria and Paris - Isa: Wide

Contemporary World Cinema 11 out of 61 = 18%

Children of Sarajevo by Aida Begic, Sarajevo - Isa: Pyramide Baby Blues by Katarzyna Rostaniec, Poland. Contact producer The Cowards Who Looked to the Sky by Yuki Tanada, Japan - Isa: Toei Comrade Kim Goes Flying by Anja Daelemans (co-director), Belgium/ No. Korea. The first western financed film out of No. Korea Three Worlds by Catherine Corsini, France - Isa: Pyramide sold to Lumiere for Benelux, Pathe for Switzerland Middle of Nowhere by Ava DuVernay, U.S. - Contact Paradigm Talent Agency The Lesser Blessed by Anita Doron, Canada - Isa: eOne Watchtower by Pelin Esmer, Turkey/ France/ Germany- Isa: Visit Films Jackie by Antoinette Beumer, Netherlands - Isa: Media Luna When I Saw You by Annemarie Jacir, Palestine,/ Jordan/ Greece All that Matters is Past by Sara Johnsen, Norway- Isa: TrustNordisk

Tiff Kids 0 out of 5.  Any meaning to this???

City To City – Mumbai 0 Out Of 10 Any meaning to this???

Vanguard  2 out of 15 = 13% (the average for most festivals)

90 Minutes– Norway – Eva Sorhaug - Isa: Level K Peaches Does Herself – Germany - Peaches. Contact producer.  See Indiewire review.

Midnight Madness 0 out of 9 which is fine with me, thank you.  This is a boy's genre or a date-night genre for girls and boys with a plan for the night.


- Sydney Levine

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Venice 2012. The Awards

9 September 2012 12:36 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The awards for the 69th Venice International Film Festival have been announced!

In Competition

Golden Lion – Pieta, directed by Kim Ki-Duk

Silver Lion (Best Director) – The Master, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Special Jury Prize – Paradise: Faith, directed by Ulrich Seidl

Best Screenplay – Something in the Air, written by Olivier Assayas

Volpi Cup for Best Actor – Joaquin Phoenix & Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Volpi Cup for Best Actress – Hadas Yaron, Fill the Void

Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor or Actress – Fabrizio Falco, Dormant Beauty & È stato il figlio

Technical Prize – È stato il figlio, directed by Daniele Cipri


Horizons (Orizzonti)

Orizzonti Award – Three Sisters, directed by Wang Bing

Orizzonti Jury Prize – Tango Libre, directed by Frédéric Fonteyne

 International Film Critics Week

RaroVideo Audience Award – Eat Sleep Die, directed by Gabriela Pichler

 Lion of the Future Award

Best Debut Film – Mold, directed by Ali Aydın


Competition Fipresci Prize – The Master, »

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56th BFI London Film Festival – Schedule Announcement

6 September 2012 11:11 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival launched yesterday under the new creative leadership of BFI’s Head of Exhibition and Festival Director, Clare Stewart, bringing a rich and diverse programme of international films and events from both established and upcoming talent over a 12 day celebration of cinema. The Festival will screen a total of 225 fiction and documentary features, including 14 World Premieres, 15 International Premieres and 34 European Premieres. There will also be screenings of 111 live action and animated shorts. A stellar line-up of directors, cast and crew are expected to take part in career interviews, master classes, and other special events. The 56th BFI London Film Festival will run from 10-21 October 2012. This year sees the introduction of several changes to the Festival’s format.  Now taking place over 12 days, the Festival expands further from its traditional Leicester Square cinemas – Odeon West End, Vue West End, Odeon Leicester Square »

- John

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56th BFI London Film Festival – Line-up announced

6 September 2012 6:36 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Announced yesterday, the programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival brings a rich and diverse programme of international films and events from both established and upcoming talent over a 12 day celebration of cinema. The Festival will screen a total of 225 fiction and documentary features, including 14 World Premieres, 15 International Premieres and 34 European Premieres. There will also be screenings of 111 live action and animated shorts. A stellar line-up of directors, cast and crew are expected to take part in career interviews, master classes, and other special events.

This year sees the introduction of several changes to the Festival’s format. Now taking place over 12 days, the Festival expands further from its traditional Leicester Square cinemas – Odeon West End, Vue West End, Odeon Leicester Square and Empire – and the BFI Southbank to include four additional new venues – Hackney Picturehouse, Renoir, Everyman Screen on the Green and Rich Mix, which join existing London venues the Ica, »

- Phil

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‘Argo’ & More Added To BFI London Line-Up, Plus Watch First TV Spot For Ben Affleck’s Thriller

5 September 2012 5:29 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

One of the clear victors emerging out of Telluride was Ben Affleck‘s The Town follow-up, the political hostage thriller Argo. Featuring a great ensemble including Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and John Goodman, the film received top-notch reviews for its mix of thrillers and comedy and now we’ve got word it’ll be showing at another prestigious festival.

BFI London Film Festival announced their promising line-up today, which includes Argo, as well as Michael Haneke‘s AmourMartin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths, Michael Winterbottom’s Everyday, Sally Potter’s Ginger and Rosa, Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone and much more. Check out the complete line-up below, as well as WB’s first TV spot for Argo.

London, Wednesday 5 September:  The programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express launched today under the new creative leadership of BFI’s Head of Exhibition and Festival Director, »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Full Line-Up Announced For The 56th BFI London Film Festival

5 September 2012 4:14 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I’ve just literally walked out, not in disgust I must add, of the official press launch of the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon In Leicester Square in London.

Immediate stand outs are Ben Affleck’s Argo, Bill Murray’s Oscar tempting drama Hyde Park On Hudson, Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut Quartet, Sightseers, The Sessions, The Sapphires and Robot And Frank, starring Frank Langella, all of which will debut at the festival.

I’m still trying to process the amount of films thrown at us, and indeed while I do that, here’s the full release.

London, Wednesday 5 September:  The programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express launched today under the new creative leadership of BFI’s Head of Exhibition and Festival Director, Clare Stewart, bringing a rich and diverse programme of international films and events from both established and »

- Paul Heath

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56th London Film Festival 2012 Lineup Announced

5 September 2012 3:32 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The line-up to the 56th London Film Festival has just been announced and you can see the list of movies coming to the greatest city in the world below. We already knew that Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie and Mike Newell’s Great Expectations would open and close the festival respectively but now we have the rest of the movies coming to London Town.

Let us know your thoughts on the line-up below in our comments section.

The Festival itself runs from October 10th to October 21st and we’ll be doing our best to bring you reviews from as many films as we possibly can!

London, Wednesday 5 September:  The programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express launched today under the new creative leadership of BFI’s Head of Exhibition and Festival Director, Clare Stewart, bringing a rich and diverse programme of international films and »

- David Sztypuljak

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Toronto International Film Festival 2012 Lineup

22 August 2012 3:59 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Above: Ernie Gehr's Auto-Collider Xv.

The vast bulk of Tiff's 2012 has been announced and listed here, below. We'll be updating the lineup with the previous films announced, as well as updating links to specific films for more information on them in the coming days. Of particular note is that the Wavelengths and Visions programs have been combined to create what is undoubtedly the most interesting section of the festival. Stay tuned, too, for our own on the ground coverage of Tiff.


A Royal Affair (Nikolai Arcel, Demark/Sweden/Czech Republic/Germany)

Argo (Ben Affleck, USA)

The Company You Keep (Robert Redford, USA)

Dangerous Liaisons (Hur Jin-ho, China)

Emperor (Peter Webber, Japan/USA)

English Vinglish (Gauri Shinde, India)

Free Angela & All Political Prisoners (Shola Lynch)

Great Expectations (Mike Newell, UK)

Hyde Park on Hudson (Roger Michell, UK)

Inescapable (Ruba Nadda, Canada)

Jayne Mansfield's Car (Billy Bob Thorton, USA/Russia)

Looper (Rian Johnson, »

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Toronto International Film Festival Announces International Guest List Of Filmmakers And Actors To Walk Red Carpet

21 August 2012 7:43 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The 37th Toronto International Film Festival® will roll out the red carpet for hundreds of guests from the four corners of the globe in September. Filmmakers expected to present their world premieres in Toronto include: Rian Johnson, Noah Baumbach, Deepa Mehta, Derek Cianfrance, Sion Sono, Joss Whedon, Neil Jordan, Lu Chuan, Shola Lynch, Barry Levinson, Yvan Attal, Ben AffleckMarina Zenovich, Costa-Gavras, Laurent Cantet, Sally Potter, Dustin Hoffman, Francois Ozon, David O. Russell, David Ayer, Pelin Esmer, Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, Andrew Adamson, Michael McGowan, Bahman Ghobadi, Ziad Doueiri, Alex Gibney, Stephen Chbosky, Eran Riklis, Edward Burns, Bernard Émond, Zhang Yuan, Michael Winterbottom, Mike Newell, Miwa Nishikawa, Margarethe Von Trotta, David Siegel, Scott McGehee, Gauri Shinde, Goran Paskaljevic, Baltasar Kormákur, J.A. BayonaRob Zombie, Peaches and Paul Andrew Williams.

Actors expected to attend include: Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jackie Chan, Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Bill Murray, Robert Redford, »

- Michelle McCue

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