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Fashion in film celebrated in New York by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2015-04-01 09:56:39

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Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy with Fred Astaire - Stanley Donen's Funny Face

Spring in New York comes alive with Haute Couture on Film featuring the work of Hubert de Givenchy in Stanley Donen's Funny Face, starring Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire and Kay Thompson, presented by Eye For Film's Anne-Katrin Titze on April 7.

See creations by Pierre Cardin in Jacques Demy's Bay Of Angels (La Baie Des Anges) with Jeanne Moreau, Claude Mann, Paul Guers and Henri Nassiet. Emanuel Ungaro made the clothes for Gena Rowlands in John Cassavetes' Gloria with Julie Carmen and Buck Henry. Coco Chanel in Jean Renoir's The Rules Of The Game (La Règle Du Jeu) dressed Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parély and Odette Talazac. Be dazzled by Christian Dior in Jean Negulesco's How To Marry A Millionaire with Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, and Lauren Bacall. Yves Saint Laurent's »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Tribeca tribute to Frank Sinatra by Amber Wilkinson - 2015-03-31 15:56:52

31 March 2015 7:56 AM, PDT

A digital restoration of On The Town will screen as part of celebrations Photo: Warner Bros The Tribeca Film Festival has today announced a centenary celebration Sinatra at 100: Film & Music.

An evening of film and music on April 21 will form the centrepiece of the celebration. The evening will feature performances by 18-time Grammy winner Tony Bennett, Brandon Flowers (The Killers), comedian, actress and jazz musician Lea DeLaria (Orange Is The New Black), dancer and choreographer Savion Glover, singer/songwriter Alice Smith, and bandleader and songwriter Jc Hopkins and the 12-piece Jc Hopkins Biggish Band.

On April 24, Some Came Running and High Society will be screened as part of the commemorative event.

Executive vie president of Tribeca Enterprises Paula Weinstein said: "Frank Sinatra's films and music have filled generations with joy and excitement. We are so proud to be able to celebrate his 100th birthday with this group of »

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Facing the music by Anne-Katrin Titze

31 March 2015 7:37 AM, PDT

Goodnight Mommy directors Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz on Ulrich Seidl and Michael Haneke: "It seems to be true because many artists reflect that kind of atmosphere." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala's Goodnight Mommy starring Lukas Schwarz, Elias Schwarz and Susanne Wuest, produced by Ulrich Seidl is the corner of your mind where Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, Georges Franju, Damien Hirst and Michael Haneke meet in Nobuhiko Obayashi's House (Hausu) and invite Gregor Samsa to converge with the von Trapp family.

After a short prelude in the form of a clip from an Austrian version of the Sound Of Music story, starring Ruth Leuwerik, we settle into the country house of a woman (Wuest) who has just undergone extensive facial surgery. Her twin sons, Lukas and Elias, are seen spending the time on the grounds around the isolated house.

Hello Mommy Susanne Wuest: »

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New report points to Scottish film industry problems by Jennie Kermode - 2015-03-31 11:31:10

31 March 2015 3:31 AM, PDT

Fiona Hyslop will seek funding for Scottish film in Hollywood.

A clash between the remits of Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise is leading to serious problems for the Scottish film industry, a new report has found. The report, produced following an inquiry by the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee, says that Scotland is lagging behind its competitors as a result and recommends that the government take urgent action to resolve the matter. It has also urged immediate action on plans to build a film studio in Scotland.

Creative Scotland was recently given access to new funding and issued a new ten year plan, but the inquiry found that there is still a problem with inadequate strategic planning. It also stressed the importance of investing in local talent rather than in productions which use Scotland as a base before leaving again.

The report comes as Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and »

- Jennie Kermode

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