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Exclusive Teaser for Kyentse Norbu’s Toronto Film Festival Movie ‘Hema Hema’ [Video]

3 September 2016 1:35 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Variety has been given exclusive access to a teaser for Bhutanese director Kyentse Norbu’s “Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait,” which will play in Toronto Film Festival’s competitive Platform section.

The Last Emperor” producer Jeremy Thomas executive produces and Thomas’ Hanway Films is handling international sales. Norbu first foray into filmmaking started when he was a consultant on Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Little Buddha,” which Thomas produced.

The action in “Hema Hema” takes place deep in a forest, where a secret gathering “celebrates anonymity.” “Masked, the men and women participate in ancient rituals and dances from the full moon to the new moon. The large group has been specifically chosen by old leader Agay, but his reasons remain mysterious. Having given up their identities, the chosen are playful and lascivious in the lush mountain nature,” according to a statement from the filmmaker.

“But not all here is fun and games. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Japan Cuts 2016 Interview: Nagasaki: Memories Of My Son Composer Sakamoto Ryuichi on Oshima and Bertolucci

31 July 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Artist, innovator, Oscar-winner, and genius are only some of the words used to describe Sakamoto Ryuichi. Since his groundbreaking debut in 1977 with his group, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Sakamoto has changed the face of modern music. He has lent his incredible range to the soundtracks of films like The Last Emperor, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence and The Revenant and has even made the occasional acting appearance.     Sakamoto spoke with me at Japan Cuts about his score for Nagasaki: Memories of My Son, the first film he chose to do after recovering from cancer.     The Lady Miz Diva:  I think the first thing your fans will want to know is, how are you feeling?    Sakamoto Ryuichi:  Generally, I am feeling much...

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'Hema Hema' to world premiere at Locarno Open Doors

29 July 2016 6:38 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Executive producer Jeremy Thomas to present world premiere of Bhutan film.

Khyentse Norbu’s Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait will play at Locarno Film Festival’s (Aug 3-13) Open Doors Screenings.

The film, executive produced by Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor, High-Rise), will receive its world premiere at Locarno’s platform for talent of contemporary cinema in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal.

Hema Hema marks the fourth feature from Bhutanese filmmaker Norbu and will be presented at Locarno by Thomas alongside young Bhutanese producer Pawo Choyning Dorji.

Other filmmakers featured in the Open Doors Screenings include Bengali filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, Midi Z and The Maw Naing.

Others include Nepal filmmakers Min Bahadur Bham with directorial debut Kalo Pothi – The Black Hen; and Deepak Rauniyar.

Sophie Bourdon, head of Open Doors, said: “Playing host to the masks and allure of Khyentse Norbu’s Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait, and »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Edinburgh 2016 Presents Highlanders, (Yoga) Hosers And A Whole Lot More!

18 June 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

This week the world’s longest continually running film festival opened its doors for a monumental 70th occasion. Edinburgh International Film Festival may be old, but its content is as fresh as ever. Running June 15-26, the diverse lineup consists of new local and international work alongside a finely curated set of retrospective screenings. Spread across 20 different ‘Strands’ Edinburgh brings a wealth of cinema to Scotland’s historic capital. Offering more than just films, the Eiff offers visitors the chance to join in the conversation with an array of special guests. Actors Dominique Pinon and Kim Cattrall, legendary British producer Jeremy Thomas (Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, The Last Emperor, Naked Lunch, the list goes on…) and director Kevin Smith will all be present talking about works...

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Edinburgh 2016 Presents Highlanders, (Yoga) Hosers And A Whole Lot More!

18 June 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

This week the world’s longest continually running film festival opened its doors for a monumental 70th occasion. Edinburgh International Film Festival may be old, but its content is as fresh as ever. Running June 15-26, the diverse lineup consists of new local and international work alongside a finely curated set of retrospective screenings. Spread across 20 different ‘Strands’ Edinburgh brings a wealth of cinema to Scotland’s historic capital. Offering more than just films, the Eiff offers visitors the chance to join in the conversation with an array of special guests. Actors Dominique Pinon and Kim Cattrall, legendary British producer Jeremy Thomas (Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, The Last Emperor, Naked Lunch, the list goes on…) and director Kevin Smith will all be present talking about works...

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Vittorio Storaro and Screenwriter Barry Morrow to be Feted by Italy’s Ischia Global Fest

8 June 2016 7:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro and American screenwriter-turned-director Barry Morrow (“Rain Man”) will be feted by Italy’s Ischia Global Film and Music Fest.

Morrow will be making the trek to the Italian island off the coast of Naples to present the festival premiere of his directorial debut “Smitten!,” an Italy-set romcom based on his own script. It stars “Glee” actor Darren Criss as an American fashion exec who gets kidnapped and taken to the Alps.

Also set for Ischia’s 14th edition, which runs from July 10 to 17, is the first screening in Italy of Iranian director Majid Majidi’s lavish epic “Muhammad: The Messenger of God,” about the birth of Islam. Storaro worked as cinematographer on this film for three years. Considered the Islamic Republic’s most expensive production ever, “Muhammad” was released last year in Iran but has not traveled much outside its home country. Storaro, who won Oscars for “Apocalypse Now, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Bernardo Bertolucci To Head Jury of New Fest Dedicated To Climate Change (Exclusive)

15 May 2016 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bernardo Bertolucci will head the jury of the Film4Climate Global Video Competition, a new festival dedicated to shorts intended to raise climate-change awareness around the world.

The fest, which is an initiative of the World Bank’s Connect4Climate program, will be unveiled this May 16 in Cannes at the Plage Royale.

The venerable Italian auteur, whose “The Last Emperor” won nine Oscars, will preside over a large group of prominent jurors which includes U.S. producer Lawrence Bender (“Pulp Fiction”); British-American documaker Robert Stone (“Pandora’s Promise”); Finnish filmmaker Mika Kaurismaki (“Zombie and the Ghost Train”); Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who is the only Pakistani to have won two Oscars (“Saving Face,” and short “A Girl in the River”); Argentine director Pablo Trapero (“The Clan”); and Carole Tomko, director of productions at Paul Allen’s Vulcan Prods.

Vulcan Prods, known for making pics such as “Ivory Rising,” about the illegal ivory trade, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Color Guards Rock Out In David Byrne Doc ‘Contemporary Color’ – Tribeca Studio

15 April 2016 9:02 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Combine rock 'n' roll and synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles and sabers and you get Contemporary Color, a new documentary by Bill and Turner Ross. The feature captures an event organized by legendary Talking Heads musician David Byrne at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, which celebrates the art of Color Guard. Byrne, who holds an Oscar for his score to 1987’s The Last Emperor, also served as producer on Contemporary Color. "I stumbled upon it when a team… »

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘First Monday in May’

13 April 2016 6:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cultures collide in “First Monday in May,” a behind-the-scenes peek at the making of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2015 exhibition “China: Through the Looking Glass” and its premiere courtesy of the Anna Wintour-spearheaded Met Gala. With considerable access to these twin productions, director Andrew Rossi charts the clash between a variety of old and new world forces. Eventually less an in-depth investigation than a superficial celebration of disparate styles, it’s a tribute to the Met — and especially its star Costume Institute curator, Andrew Bolton — that should fit discerning audiences like a finely tailored glove after its premiere as the opening night selection of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

“It’s a kind of theater … fashion can create a dream, create a fantasy,” opines Wintour at the opening of “First Monday in May” — named after the date of the Met Gala. Such fanciful inventiveness is at the »

- Nick Schager

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First Look: Jesse Eisenberg & Kristen Stewart In Woody Allen's 'Café Society,' Film Will Open Cannes

29 March 2016 4:41 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The first time Woody Allen landed on the Croisette for one of his pictures, it was with "Manhattan" in 1979 and ever since he's become a staple of the Cannes Film Festival. And this year he's back once again with another starry effort, and it will kick off the festivities in the south of France. The director's latest, "Café Society," has been selected as the opening film of the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Starring Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeannie Berlin, Corey Stoll, Anna Camp, Paul Schneider, and Steve Carell and lensed digitally by three-time Academy Award winner Vittorio Storaro ("Apocalypse Now," "Reds," "The Last Emperor") the story follows a young man who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry, falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age.  Amazon »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Woody Allen’s ‘Café Society,’ Starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, Will Open Cannes 2016

29 March 2016 3:59 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

As the rumors swirl when it comes to the line-up for the 69th Cannes Film Festival, today brings confirmation of one specific title. The festival announced today that Woody Allen‘s latest feature Café Society — which Amazon Studios is expected to release this summer — will open the event as an out-of-competition title, marking the third time one of his films has done so.

Led by Kristen Stewart (who we expect to also show up with Olivier AssayasPersonal Shopper) and Jesse Eisenberg, the announcement also comes with an official logline (following last week’s details from cinematographer Vittorio Storaro) and the first still, seen above. Check out the press release below in full and return for our review.

The 69th Festival International du Film de Cannes will launch with a screening of Woody Allen’s new film, Café Society, on Wednesday 11 May in the Palais des Festivals’s Grand Théâtre »

- Jordan Raup

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Woody Allen's 'Café Society' to open Cannes Film Festival

29 March 2016 3:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Period romance stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg.

Woody Allen’s new film, Café Society starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, is to open the 69th Cannes Film Festival on May 11.

Screening Out of Competition title, it marks a record-breaking coup for the New York director who has already opened Cannes twice, in 2002 with Hollywood Ending and in 2011 with Midnight in Paris.

Scroll down for full list of Woody Allen titles at Cannes over the years

The film tells the story of a young man (Eisenberg) who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry, falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age. The cast also includes Blake Lively, Parker Posey and Steve Carell.

It marks the third time Eisenberg and Stewart have starred opposite each other after Adventureland (2009) and American Ultra (2015).

Twilight star Stewart previously walked the red carpet »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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The South-East Asian Individuals that won an Oscar

28 February 2016 12:04 PM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

After the films from the area that won an Oscar, it is time to present the individual awards. As you will see, the winners are many since they have begun netting the golden statue since 1954.

Haing S. Ngor from Cambodia won in 1984 the Oscar for Actor in a Supporting Role, for “The Killing Fields

Miyoshi Umeki from Japan won in 1957 the Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role, for “Sayonara”.

Ang Lee from Taiwan won twice the Oscar for Best Director, in 2005 for “Brokeback Mountain” and in 2012 for Life of Pi. He was the first Asian to win in this particular category.

Peter Pau from Hong Kong won in 2000 the Oscar for Best Cinematography, for “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”.

Timmy Yip from Hong Kong won in 2000 the Oscar for Best Art Direction, for “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”.

Sanjo Wada from Japan won in 1954 the Oscar for Best Costume Design, for »

- Panos Kotzathanasis

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It’s official, the best Oscar year ever is… – watch Jump Cut #4

28 February 2016 3:59 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week’s Jump Cut is all about determining the best year ever in cinema.

“But how can you figure that out?!” you shout at whatever device you’re reading this on. “Film is too subjective an art form for you to make overarching statements like that!”

That’s a very good point, but you’re overlooking two things: 1) the Oscar best picture nominations, and 2) film ratings on the Internet Movie Database. Both obviously have degrees of subjectivity, but that’s levelled off somewhat with each institution’s sheer number of voters or raters.

So, to work out what year was the best ever for cinema, we’ve taken all the films nominated for each year’s Best Picture Oscar, and then worked out their average IMDb rating. I’ll just point out that these were the ratings as of the week of the 88th Academy Awards on 22nd February »

- Oli Davis

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A Sweep in Below-the-Line Categories Could Lead to Best Pic and Best Director Oscars for ‘Mad Max’

25 February 2016 9:11 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

Mad Max: Fury Road is earned 10 nominations from the Academy, the second most this year trailing only The Revenant, which has 11. While Mad Max is up for a number of the night’s bigger awards, including best picture and best director for George Miller, its nominations in may below-the-line categories is where the film is likely to score most of its Oscar wins.

Set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, Miller’s stylistic action-adventure flick is the likely frontrunner for best costume design, production design, and film editing this year. While the film may be a darkhorse for best picture, a win in all three of those categories could help sway the vote in its favor, as history has shown.

Since the introduction of the best costume design category in 1948, which was originally split into two categories, black and white or color films, only 13 films have won »

- Patrick Shanley

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The 25 greatest Oscar speeches

19 February 2016 4:05 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We're just a week away from another gold-tinged year of speeches, upsets, and snubs. After all the hype, what ends up mattering about the Oscars? I'd argue it's the speeches, and that's why we're picking the 25 best acceptance speeches ever -- by actors only. Sorry, but glamor is a key element in any Oscar moment and I don't have time to remember if the guy who adapted The Last Emperor thanked his mom.  25. Dustin Hoffman, Kramer vs. Kramer Dustin Hoffman's seriousness initially seems worrisome, but his mix of sarcasm and sincerity is right for the ceremony.  24. Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose Cotillard's tearful speech makes you realize how rare it is than an Oscar recipient is surprised to win. As Cotillard scrambles to make sense of the honor, she comes up with an ebullient finale: "Thank you, life! Thank you, love! It is -- there are some angels in this city. »

- Louis Virtel

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Best Picture and Better Picture: Movies That Should Have Won the Oscar but Didn’t

19 February 2016 3:34 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 The best picture doesn’t always win Best Picture. Sometimes the best film of the year gets robbed. Cinelinx looks at the movies which should have won Best Picture but didn’t.

Whenever the Best Picture winner is announced at the Oscars, sometimes we say, “Yeah, that deserved to win,” but then again, sometimes we say, “Huh? Are they kidding me?!” There are a lot of backstage politics and extenuating factors in Hollywood that can determine which film wins the big trophy. The worthiest film doesn’t always take the statue home. Going back over the 88-year history of the Academy Awards, we look at which films didn’t really deserve to win and the ones which rightfully should have won.

The Best Pictures and the Better Pictures:

 

1927-8: The Winner-Wings

What should have won: Sunrise (Sunrise was given a special award for Artistic Quality of Production, but it »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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BAFTA Awards 2016 winners: 'The Revenant' wins Best Picture and 4 more, 'The Big Short' & 'Spotlight' 1 each

14 February 2016 1:21 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

At Sunday's BAFTA Awards, "The Revenant" won five of its eight nominations, including Best Picture as well as Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu), Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Cinematography and Sound. This epic Western was coming off a historic victory for Inarritu at the DGA, who became the first helmer to repeat in the 67-year history of those awards, having won last year for "Birdman." He had been all but spurned by BAFTA for that film, which won only one of its 10 bids (Cinematography). So keen were British academy voters to make this up to him that "The Revenant" became the first BAFTA Best Picture champ to have been snubbed for its screenplay since "The Last Emperor" back in 1988; that one went on to win the top Oscar.  -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions Two of the strongest Oscar contenders for Best Picture had limited success...' »

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25 Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy

9 February 2016 8:24 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

On February 15th, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj will both be returning to the Grammys — and both will be vying to take home their first trophy. Like Patti Smith (one nomination), Nas (11) and Snoop Dogg (17), neither has won a gramophone of his or her own. Here's a rundown of the pop stars, punk icons and rock geniuses whose work has never been recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Snoop Dogg

Times nominated: 17

As of 2015, Snoop Dogg was tied for first place in the dubious competition to »

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Superficial 'News,' Mineo-Dean Bromance-Romance and Davis' fading 'Star': 31 Days of Oscar

6 February 2016 6:49 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Broadcast News' with Albert Brooks and Holly Hunter: Glib TV news watch. '31 Days of Oscar': 'Broadcast News' slick but superficial critics pleaser (See previous post: “Phony 'A Beautiful Mind,' Unfairly Neglected 'Swing Shift': '31 Days of Oscar'.”) Heralded for its wit and incisiveness, James L. Brooks' multiple Oscar-nominated Broadcast News is everything the largely forgotten Swing Shift isn't: belabored, artificial, superficial. That's very disappointing considering Brooks' highly addictive Mary Tyler Moore television series (and its enjoyable spin-offs, Phyllis and Rhoda), but totally expected considering that three of screenwriter-director Brooks' five other feature films were Terms of Endearment, As Good as It Gets, and Spanglish. (I've yet to check out I'll Do Anything and the box office cataclysm How Do You Know starring Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, and Jack Nicholson.) Having said that, Albert Brooks (no relation to James L.; or to Mel Brooks »

- Andre Soares

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