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Biff Asian Cinema 100 List: Top 5 Japanese Films

25 April 2016 5:51 AM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

The Asian Cinema 100 list was released last year at the Biff (Busan International Film Festival), which marked its 20th anniversary with a poll of prominent Asian filmmakers and international critics of Asian film, who were all asked for their top ten of all time.

Japan accounted for 26 films on the list, followed by Iran (19) and Korea (15).

The oldest film chosen was Yasujiro Ozu’s I Was Born, But (1932), ranked 48th of all time. And the top animated film to make the cut was Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (2001), joint 18th.

The top 5 Japanese films are listed below in rank order.

1. Tokyo Story (1953), #1

Routinely hailed as one of the greatest films ever made. Tokyo Story is Yasujiro Ozu‘s restrained masterpiece of an ordinary family life, chronicling human behavior in ordinary situations.

It opens with the putt-putt sound of a boat and the wisps of smoke rising from the chimneys of »

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Cannes Classics line-up includes Tavernier documentary

20 April 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Section to include world premiere of Bertrand Tavernier doc; a cinema masterclass with William Friedkin and a tribute to documentary giants Raymond Depardon and Frederick Wiseman.

Bertrand Tavernier’s documentary about French cinema Voyage à Travers le Cinéma Français will receive a world premiere at the Cannes Classic section of the Cannes Film Festival (May 11-22).

The revered French filmmaker has described his latest work as an expression of “gratitude to all the filmmakers, writers, actors and musicians that have appeared suddenly in my life.”

Voyage à Travers le Cinéma Français is a Little Bear-Gaumont-Pathé co-production and was made in participation with Canal+, Cine+ and the Sacem, with the support of Région Ile-de-France and Cnc. Gaumont will handle international sales and Pathé have distribution in France. The film will be released in theaters in October 2016.  

As in previous years, Cannes Classic will also feature nine documentaries about cinema and restored prints of 20 international classics including rare gems »

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Cannes Classics line-up revealed; world premiere of Bertrand Tavernier documentary

20 April 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Section to include a cinema masterclass with William Friedkin, the 70th anniversary of the Fipresci prize, a tribute to documentary giants Raymond Depardon and Frederick Wiseman and the double Palme d’Or of 1966.

Bertrand Tavernier’s documentary about French cinema Voyage à Travers le Cinéma Français will receive a world premiere at the Cannes Classic section of the Cannes Film Festival (May 11-22).

The legendary French filmmaker has described his latest work as an expression of “gratitude to all the filmmakers, writers, actors and musicians that have appeared suddenly in my life.”

Voyage à Travers le Cinéma Français is a Little Bear-Gaumont-Pathé co-production and was made in participation with Canal+, Cine+ and the Sacem, with the support of Région Ile-de-France and Cnc. Gaumont will handle international sales and Pathé have distribution in France. The film will be released in theaters in October 2016.  

As in previous years, Cannes Classic will also feature nine documentaries about cinema and restored »

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Cannes Classics to Honor Frederick Wiseman and Raymond Depardo, Unveils 2016 Lineup

20 April 2016 8:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Frederick Wiseman and Raymond Depardo will be honored, while “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist” director William Friedkin will give the annual Cinema Masterclass at the Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes Classics, the selection dedicated to heritage films, unveiled on Wednesday its 2016 lineup, which includes the world premiere preview of Bertrand Tavernier’s documentary about French cinema, “Voyage à travers le cinéma français.”

The program will screen Depardo’s “Faits Divers” (1983) and Wiseman’s “Hospital” (1969).

Most of the films will be released in theaters and on DVD/Blu-ray. The Cannes Classics program will be screened at Paris’ Les Fauvettes theater, the festival Cinema Rittrovato in Bologna and the Institut Lumière in Lyon.

Here’s the full lineup:

Documentaries About Cinema

• The Cinema Travelers by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya (2016, 1h36, India)

• The Family Whistle by Michele Russo (2016, 1h05, Italy)

• Cinema Novo by Eryk Rocha (2016, 1h30, Brazil)

• Midnight Returns: The Story of »

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2016 Cannes Classics Line-Up Includes Restored Films By Kieślowski, Tarkovsky, Godard & More

20 April 2016 8:42 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Now that most of the Cannes Film Festival 2016 line-up has been settled when it comes to new premieres, their Cannes Classics sidebar of restored films is not only a treat for those attending, but a hint at what we can expect to arrive at repertory theaters and labels like Criterion in the coming years.

Today they’ve unveiled their line-up, which is toplined by Bertrand Tavernier‘s new 3-hour and 15-minute documentary about French cinema, Voyage à travers le cinéma français. They will also be screening William Friedkin‘s Sorcerer following his masterclass. Along with various documentaries, both classics in the genre and ones about films, they will also premiere new restorations of Andrei Tarkovsky‘s SolarisJean-Luc Godard‘s Masculin féminin, two episodes of Krzysztof Kieślowski‘s The Decalogue, as well as films from Kenji Mizoguchi, Marlon Brando, Jacques Becker, Mario Bava, and more.

Check out the line-up below. »

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