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Hong Kong – The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society will feature a program dedicated to Marcello Mastroianni at its Cine Fan Summer International Film Festival, held August 12 to 26. Named "Marcello Mastroianni: The Great Lover," the program will feature seven of the Italian actor's classic films from the 1960s to the 1990s, including Il Bell’Antonio, La Notte, Divorce Italian Style, Marriage Italian Style, A Special Day, Ginger and Fred, and Sostiene Pereira. Winner of the Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival, best actor at the Cannes Film Festival and nominated three times at the Academy Awards
- Karen Chu
Sophia Loren: "I had never gone to theatre school or taken acting lessons but I did the best I could." Photo: Richard Mowe
A vision in a shimmering white trouser suit and cascading curls, Sophia Loren has appeared in person at this year’s Cannes Film Festival with reserves of good grace, tears at the memory of Marcello Mastroianni (this year’s iconic poster image) and some self-deprecating humour.
Her hard-luck beginnings in Naples where the family, with a frequently absent father, had to scrape a living to keep body soul together were, she says, “the saddest time of my life.”
All that changed, of course, when she met Vittorio De Sica in 1954, leading to a collaboration that spanned more than 14 films over 20 years, including Gold Of Naples and Marriage Italian Style, shown in restored copies at the Festival.
Sophia Loren with Festival director Thierry Fremaux. Photo: Richard Mowe »
- Richard Mowe
The following films comprise this year's slate of Cannes Classics:
A Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone)
Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders)
Cruel Story of Youth (Nagisa Oshima)
Wooden Crosses (Raymond Bernard)
Blind Chance (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
The Last Metro (François Truffaut)
Dragon Inn (King Hu)
Gracious Living (Jean-Paul Rappeneau)
Blue Mountains (Eldar Shengelaia)
La chienne (Jean Renoir)
Tokyo Olympiad (Kon Ichikawa)
8½ (Federico Fellini)
Two Documentaries about Cinema:
Life Itself (Steve James)
The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films (Hilla Medalia)
None of these films will be presented on film. »
The Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25) is just two weeks away and in spirit, the Cannes Classics lineup of restored masterpieces new and old has been unveiled. The Cannes Classics guest-of-honor will be Sophia Loren, who won Best Actress in 1961 for Vittorio De Sica's "Two Women," and presided over the Jury in 1966. Loren will present a screening of her latest, Edoardo Ponti's short film "La Voce Humana," along with a newly buffed print of De Sica's "Marriage Italian Style" from 1964. She'll also give a masterclass at Cannes' Salle Bunuel. Meanwhile, the festival has added six more features to its official selection. Pablo Fendrik’s Western "El Ardor," Laurent Becue-Renard's doc "Of Men and War," Adilkhan Yerzhanov's "The Owners" and Tony Gatlif's "Geronimo" will play in the Special Screenings section, while Andre Techine's "In The Name of My Daughter" will screen out-of-competition, and Kornel Mundruczo's "White God" will play Un Certain Regard. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Sophia Loren named guest of honour and Kieslowski returns to Cannes Film Festival. No 35mm prints to be screened for the first time.
The Cannes Classics line-up of film masterpieces, presented in restored prints, has been announced. The programme comprises 22 features and two documentaries, screened in either 2K or 4K. But for the first time no 35mm print will be screened at Cannes Classics “with regret for some or with celebration for others”, according to a statement.
Guest of honour will be Sophia Loren, who won the award for Best Actress at Cannes in 1961 and was president of the jury in 1966. She will be present at the screening of La Voce Humana (2014), directed by Edoardo Ponti, which marks her return to movies.
Loren has also accepted to give a masterclass - a conversation which will take »
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Hong Kong – The Cannes festival has unveiled a 22-feature selection for its Cannes Classic section of historical and restored films.
Headlining the selection are Sergio Leone’s “A Fistful of Dollars,” Wim Wenders’ “Paris Texas,” Nagisa Oshima’s “Cruel Story of Youth,” Francois Truffaut’s “The Last Metro,” and King Hu’s “Dragon Inn.”
Sophia Loren is set as the guest of honor and will attend both the screening of Vittorio de Sica’s “Marriage Italian Style” and Edoardo Ponti’s 25 minute short film “La Voce Humana,” which marks Loren’s most recent cinema role. The Italian diva will give a masterclass, an on-stage conversation in the Salle Bunuel.
As a tribute to Marcello Mastroianni, who features on this year’s Cannes festival poster, there will be a screening of “8½” in a version restored by French companies Gaumont and Éclair.
- Patrick Frater
The Academy Awards are less than a week away, and SnagFilms is celebrating by making 33 Oscar winners and nominees available for free streaming. This is a great chance to catch up on or revisit some great films, from eye-opening documentaries to Hollywood films featuring your favorite stars. The streaming movies include the acclaimed documentaries "Hoop Dreams" (strongly championed by the late Roger Ebert), "Harlan County U.S.A," "Super Size Me," "Long Night's Journey Into Day," and "Weather Underground." Other noteworthy films include Marlon Brando's only directorial film "One Eyed Jacks" and classics "Marriage Italian Style"," "Charade," "A Star is Born," and "My Man Godfrey." Check out all the films below: [Full Disclosure: SnagFilms is Indiewire's Parent Company.] »
- Melina Gills
7 items from 2014
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