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Cannes Classics Honors Costa-Gavras, Unveils Lineup

Cannes Classics Honors Costa-Gavras, Unveils Lineup
Paris– Critically-acclaimed Franco-Greek helmer Costa-Gavras will be feted as guest of honor at Cannes Classics, the selection dedicated to heritage films.

A Cannes vet, Costa-Gavras won the Palme d’or with “Missing” in 1982, served on the Jury in 1976 and won the Jury Prize with “Z” in 1969. “Z,” which won both an Oscar and a Golden Globe, will play at Cannes Classics in its restored version.

As part of Orson Welles’ Centennial celebration, Cannes will play his cult film “Citizen Kane” (restored by Warner Brothers Motion, pictured above) , Carol Reed’s “The Third Man” (restored by Studiocanal) and Wells’ “Lady from Shanghai” (restored by Sony Pictures), as well as two documentaries, Elisabeth Kapnist’s “Orson Welles, Autopsie d’une légende” and Clara and Julia Kuperberg’s “This Is Orson Welles.”

Cannes Classics will also pay tribute to late Portuguese master Manoel de Oliveira and will unspool his posthumous film “Visita ou Memórias e Confissões.
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Berlinale 09: More competition and Panorama titles

With the addition of the following 26 titles (14 of which have been invited), the competition section is almost completed. You'll notice the kid with wings flick Ricky by Francois Ozon that we reported on earlier. Also having it's world premier is Mitchell Lichtenstein's (Teeth) newest film Happy Tears which sounds nothing it's predecessor (a genre piece) as it's a family drama.

You can check out the list after the break.

Competition (some out)

Cheri UK

By Stephen Frears (The Queen, Dangerous Liaisons)

With Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathy Bates, Rupert Friend, Felicity Jones

World premiere

Darbareye Elly (About Elly) Iran

By Asghar Farhadi (Fireworks Wednesday)

With Golshifteh Farahani, Taraneh Alidousti, Mani Haghighi

World premiere

Deutschland 09 Germany - Out of Competition

Compilation film by Fatih Akin, Tom Tykwer, Wolfgang Becker, Sylke Enders, Dominik Graf, Romuald Karmakar, Nicolette Krebitz, Isabelle Stever, Hans Steinbichler, Hans Weingartner, Christoph Hochhäusler, Dani Levy and Angela Schanelec

World
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Missing Man On Chess Board

There's an obvious omission in Beyoncé Knowles' new movie, "Cadillac Records" [Review Here.] - the story about the Chess Records label that left out Bo Diddley while including Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf and Chuck Berry. Diddley, who died last June, wasn't fond of Chess. "It's no secret that Bo had real issues with the Chess brothers and their 'creative accounting practices,' " Margo Lewis, who heads up Talent Source, Diddley's management company,
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Movie Review: Missing (1982)

Sissy Spacek and Jack Lemmon in Missing

Photo: Universal Pictures Adapted from Thomas Hauser's book of the same name Missing won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1983 and was nominated for Actor, Actress and Picture as well. The film tells the story of a father who flies down to an unnamed South American country (known to be Chile) to search for his missing son during a time of civil unrest. If the film was trying to get any specific political message across it never quite hits home even though a jab at American involvement in Chile is quite obvious. Instead it comes across more as a family piece as a man and his daughter-in-law are able to set aside their personal and political beliefs in an attempt to find Charles Horman (John Shea), the missing member of their family. Jack Lemmon stars as the father, Ed Horman, with
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Missing

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Jack Lemmon was perhaps the quintessential Everyman of American cinema, a reliably earnest, down-to-earth performer who was equally good at playing the put-upon hero in Billy Wilder comedies and embodying an average, relatable guy in dramas like The China Syndrome or Glengarry Glen Ross. So it's especially heartbreaking to watch Lemmon's performance in Costa-Gavras' Missing, which casts him as a conservative American businessman who searches, with mounting disillusionment, for a son that disappeared in the midst of a bloody Latin American putsch. While there's an element of left-wing fantasy in Lemmon's conversion from unquestioning patriot to newly awakened skeptic of U.S. covert activities, Lemmon's emotional directness, driven by a need simply to find answers, makes that transition entirely plausible. Within this decent citizen lies the conscience of a nation. Based on Thomas Hauser's book The Execution Of Charles Horman, Missing takes place in an unnamed Latin American country,
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Berlinale names competition jury

Berlinale names competition jury
COLOGNE, Germany -- Danish director Susanne Bier, German actress Diane Kruger and French star Sandrine Bonnaire are among the names to sign up for jury duty at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival.

The jury, headed by famed political filmmaker Costa-Gavras ("Z," Missing) also includes Oscar-winning film and sound editor Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now), Taiwanese actress Shu-Qi (The Transporter), Russian film producer and CTC president Alexander Rodniansky (East-West) and award-winning German production designer Uli Hanisch ("Perfume -- The Story of a Murderer").

The four-man, four-woman jury will select the winners of Berlin's Gold and Silver Bears from among this year's Berlinale competition films.

Actresses Kruger, Bonnaire and Shu-Qi are no strangers to the Berlinale. Kruger, famous for her break-through role alongside Nicolas Cage in the National Treasure films, was in Berlin last year for the In Competition premiere of Bille August's Goodbye Bafana. Shu-Qi last appeared in Berlin in Stanley Kwan's in-competition entry The Island Tales in 2000 and Bonnaire starred in Patrice Leconte's Intimate Strangers, a Berlinale competition film in 2004.

Bier joins the Berlinale jury hot off the critical success of her English-language debut, Things We Lost In The Fire, starring Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro.

Costa-Gavras heads Berlin festival jury

Costa-Gavras heads Berlin festival jury
COLOGNE, Germany -- Constantin Costa-Gavras, one of the world's most prominent political directors, has been named jury president for the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival, arguably the most political of the big film fests.

Costa-Gavras made his mark with such politically charged thrillers as Z (1969) and Missing (1982).

The Greek-French director has won virtually every major film prize, including the Festival de Cannes' Palme d'Or and a screenplay Oscar for Missing and Berlin's Golden Bear for 1990's Music Box, the story of a lawyer who defends her father when he is charged with war crimes.

"I am very pleased that we have been able to win over such a great director as Costa-Gavras as jury president," Berlin festival director Dieter Kosslick said. "His work is both social critique and high art."

The Berlin festival is proud of its political, left-of-center credentials. Recent Golden and Silver Bear winners include Jasmila Zbanic's Grbavica, about the aftermath of the Balkan War; Michael Winterbottom's The Road to Guantanamo; and Bloody Sunday, Paul Greengrass' documentary style movie about the British military massacre of Irish civil rights protesters in 1972.

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