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Dressed to kill by Anne-Katrin Titze

19 hours ago

The True Cost director Andrew Morgan with producer Michael Ross engaging Danish Fashion Institute's Jonas Eder-Hansen Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

When I brought up Livia Firth's (aka Livia Giuggioli) Eco-Age Green Carpet Challenge last month to Fresh Dressed director Sacha Jenkins, this was his response: "I mean, when you talk inner city, green is the furthest thing. Because you are dealing with people who live in food deserts." Whereas Laurie David exposes the fast food industry in Fed Up, Andrew Morgan's global investigations into fast fashion in The True Cost have all the makings of a mini-series.

At an event hosted by Georgina Chapman, Harvey Weinstein, William Ivey Long, Cindy Sherman and Stella McCartney, attended by Anna Wintour, Isabella Rossellini, Yigal Azrouel, Giovanna Battaglia, Keren Craig, Stephanie Lacava, Anne Hathaway with Adam Shulman, Tonne Goodman, Timo Weiland, Laura Piety, Steven Kolb and Derek Blasberg, I spoke to Andrew at Lincoln »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Gere turns up the heat by Richard Mowe

4 July 2015 11:14 AM, PDT

Richard Gere: "It is rare to find four movies back to back that I would want to do and that they wanted me to do.” (Photo Richard Mowe) Photo: Richard Mowe

A perspiring Richard Gere vowed today that he had no idea the Czech Republic was going to be so hot. He claimed it was was “like the Equator or Ecuador.” Sipping from a cup of green tea, and some mineral water his range of topics at a media encounter ran from stage appearance in the controversial gay play Bent, keeping his life and work in balance, cinema for senior audiences, working with the legendary Terrence Malick and his friendship with the Dalai Lama. Gere espoused Buddhism in his early 20s and says his faith is vital in his life. Although he has kept company with some of the most glamorous women in Hollywood including former supermodel Cindy Crawford, »

- Richard Mowe

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It’s Czech party time for Richard Gere by Richard Mowe

3 July 2015 2:36 PM, PDT

A spectacular montage on film traced the history of the Karlovy Vary international Film Festival over its half century

There was dancing and music in the streets as well as fireworks tonight (3 July) as the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival celebrated the start of its golden 50th anniversary in style as the party spilled over in to all corners of this normally sedate spa town in the Bohemian countryside south of Prague. The balmy temperatures also added to the atmosphere and augured well for the rest of its run.

Face in the crowd … Richard Gere at tonight’s opening of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Photo: Richard Mowe

The organisers were keen that the egalitarian event should allow everyone to celebrate including the legion of students and other visitors who camp out under the stars to satiate their passion for film over the next ten days. For the VIPs »

- Richard Mowe

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Full Frightfest line-up revealed by Jennie Kermode - 2015-07-02 15:44:28

2 July 2015 7:44 AM, PDT

Film4 Frightfest 2015

The full line-up for this year's Film4 Frightfest was announced today, with more films than ever set to thrill horror fans who visit the Vue West End cinema in London's Leicester Square. From haunting folk tale The Hallow to abduction thriller Never Let Go, sinister family drama Estranged and gruesome revenge saga Banjo, there's lots to look forward to. Post apocalyptic mayhem is promised by Turbo Kid, there's a new taken on Frankenstein by Bernard Rose, and Saw fans will be excited about James Wan's Demonic.

A Discovery strand at the Prince Charles Cinema connects the festival to its roots, but as it has sold out for several years in a row, the smaller venue really isn't sufficient on its own. Joe Chien's Zombie Fight Club is among the Discovery highlights, along with Perry Blackshear's super-creepy They Look Like People and acclaimed comic doc [film]Future Shock! »

- Jennie Kermode

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Catching the current by Anne-Katrin Titze

2 July 2015 3:23 AM, PDT

Alexandra Cousteau off Mallorca for Oceana

In 2014, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation gave a grant of three million dollars "to support Oceana’s efforts to win real policy change and protection for vital habitats and species throughout the Pacific and Arctic Oceans.” DiCaprio is also the executive producer of Orlando von Einsiedel's Oscar nominated Virunga.

Ted Danson and Sam Waterston are on the Oceana Board of Directors, and supporters include Diane Lane, January Jones, Cobie Smulders, Morgan Freeman, Mary Steenburgen, Jeff Goldblum, Pierce Brosnan, James Cameron, Harrison Ford, Barbra Streisand, Sting, Josh Lucas, Jason Priestley, Philippe Cousteau Jr., Kate Walsh, Miguel Bosé, Amber Valletta, Adrian Grenier, Trudie Styler, Alexandra Cousteau, Rashida Jones, Almudena Fernández, Miranda Cosgrove, Sarah Shahi, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, and Sam Trammell.

Nautica Oceana City & Sea Party host Alexandra Cousteau: "Where Oceana gets involved, change starts to happen." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Expedition Blue Planet filmmaker, Alexandra Cousteau, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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That Sugar interview by Amber Wilkinson

30 June 2015 3:17 AM, PDT

Damon Gameau: 'Right from the beginning, I thought if you're going tell the story of sugar, you have to use all the tricks the food industry use - but subvert them' Damon Gameau's That Sugar Film looks beneath the surface of 'healthy foods' to examine how much sugar is in them and what it is doing to our bodies - using himself as a human guinea pig. We caught up with him at Edinburgh Film Festival to talk about the success of the film, being mentored by Morgan Spurlock and what the documentary has achieved since its release.

Aw: How important was it for you to have a broad audience that included teenagers as well as their parents?

Damon: 'What we're saying to people is, this is not a diet, it's just about trying to eat real food' DGIt was the number one goal from the beginning. As »

- Amber Wilkinson

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A Moon In The Water conversation with Gay Talese, part 2 by Anne-Katrin Titze

30 June 2015 2:00 AM, PDT

Christian Dior and Coco Chanel calligraphy dresses with a clip from Zhang Yimou's Hero edited by Wong Kar Wai Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

With the John Singer Sargent exhibition, Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends, organised by the National Portrait Gallery, London in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art opening today, here is the second half of my conversation with Gay Talese on the seduction of fashion and film at China: Through The Looking Glass.

Myrna Loy, Anna May Wong, Callot Soers, Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung, Mila Parély in Jean Renoir's The Rules Of The Game, Edward G. Robinson in Little Caesar, Cesar Romero, Tyrone Power, Vincente Minnelli's Meet Me in St. Louis plus Ziegfeld Follies, Fred Astaire and the Duke of Windsor were conjured up. Gay told me about meeting Gene Kelly, Marcello Mastroianni and Federico Fellini during La Dolce Vita and we discussed tailoring while strolling »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Hallowed ground, part 2 by Luke Shaw

29 June 2015 9:03 AM, PDT

Joseph Mawle in The Hallow

Previously, Corin spoke about the decision to use practical effects in The Hallow, and the difficulties and challenges that these presented. He also touched on the way he created rule and reason as a meas of keeping the film true to its story, and to itself. Little is out of place, and none of the scares feel pointless or egregious.

One of the standout moments the film involves an arm reaching through into the attic, as a character desperately tries to keep it out. It’s heavily reminiscent of The Thing, or perhaps one of the more practical effects shots from The Mist. I asked if there had been any scenes were in his mind before the story was written, or if it was vice versa.

"I don’t want to break it down to a formula, but I did want a number of progressive set pieces that would. »

- Luke Shaw

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