12 items from 2013
Hélène Vincent, Guillaume Gouix, and Bernadette Lafont in Attila Marcel French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet will return to the French Film Festival UK this year with his first full foray into live action Attila Marcel, which has been selected as the opening gala film.
Chomet - who spent five years in Scotland making the animated hit The Illusionist - will attend the film's premieres in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow to help kick off the 21st edition of the UK touring event that was founded in Scotland. He expects to be accompanied by his producer Claudie Ossard who has been responsible for some of France’s biggest hits of recent decades, including Amelie, Delicatessen and In The House.
The title of Attila Marcel comes from a song Chomet wrote for his first big hit Belleville Rendez-vous. He said: “I had the title and I knew it was going to be a film »
- Amber Wilkinson
Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie, Delicatessen) has adapted Reif Larson’s debut novel The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet for his latest feature. The story centers on a 12-year-old cartography enthusiast in an eccentric family, who travels across country hidden on board a freight train after being invited to the Smithsonian Institute. The $34 million France-Canadian co-production shot for 72 days, was all filmed in 3D, using the same team who shot Martin Scorsese’s Hugo. Jeunet– whose lengthy filmography includes Delicatessen, Alien Resurrection, and City of Lost Children – delivers his usual trademark style, and so we know from at least a visual standpoint, the film will not disappoint. The cast also includes Helena Bonham Carer as T.S.’s mom, Callum Keith Rennie as his dad, Judy Davis as the head of the Smithsonian, along with Rick Mercer, Niamh Wilson, Robert Maillet and Jakob Davies. Hit the jump to check out the trailer. »
The world premiere of Jean-Pierre Jeunet´s latest film, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, is to close the 61st San Sebastian Festival.
Jeunet will introduce the film in the Kursaal Auditorium and in the Antonio Elorza Velodrome.
Shot in 3D, the film is an adaptation of Reif Larsen’s novel about a 12-year-old cartographer who secretly leaves his family’s ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country on board a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.
IMAX and Gaumont have digitally remastered the film for release on IMAX 3D across France on Oct 16.
For full production details visit
The Young and »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
We recently posted three big announcements from the Fantasia Film Festival which included Edgar Wright’s The Worlds End (closing the fest), a special Live theatre event for Clive Barker’s A History of the Devil, and a lifetime achievement award for Andrzej Żuławski. Additional first wave highlights have also been announced, and so far the line-up is shaping up to be better than last year’s batch. Hit the jump to view the current roster.
Across The River
Italy Dir: Lorenzo Bianchini
A brilliant opposition of new and old narratives, this chilling discovery from Italy is the most downright efficient atmospheric horror film you’ll see anywhere this year, haunting with a slow-building, intense crescendo approach to its atmosphere of disorientation and dread. From the director of Custodes Bestiae.
Described in its official marketing as “a brutal comedy »
- Kyle Reese
While we here in the States are getting ready for San Diego Comic-Con, our friends to the North are prepping for the grandaddy of film fests, Fantasia, which kicks off at the same time.
Here's the first announcement of what you crazy Canucks and your guests from around the world will see there.
From the Press Release:
The Fantasia Film Festival is coming back, and coming soon. From July 18 to August 6, Montreal will be home to a showcase of over 100 feature films from around the world, along with a wealth of special events, conferences, and parties. Audiences can look forward to discovering numerous World and International premieres, as well as the Canadian debuts of some of the most acclaimed genre works from this year’s Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, Berlin, and Tribeca film festivals. The festival’s full lineup of screenings and events will be announced on July 9. For now, we »
- The Woman In Black
While Fantastic Fest seems to satisfy my needs when it comes to a genre film festival, I have always wanted to attend Fantasia. I have heard & seen so much about it that, as a genre fan, it makes me salivate. Luckily, Fantastic Fest seems to nab some titles from their extraordinary lineup so I get to experience some of their programming.
Today, Fantasia has released their first wave of titles. Those lucky bastards get to see live Clive Barker stage theater, see the finale of the Cornetto trilogy and more. Read below for the full list.
Fantasia 2013′S First Wave Of Incredible Titles Has Been Announced!
The Fantasia Film Festival is coming back, and coming soon. From July 18 – August 6, Montreal will be home to a showcase of over 100 feature films from around the world, along with a wealth of special events, conferences, and parties. Audiences can look forward to discovering numerous World and International premieres, »
- Andy Triefenbach
The Fantasia Film Festival is taking place from July 18th to August 6th in Montreal and will feature over 100 films from around the world. The initial lineup has just been announced and includes The World’s End, The Conjuring, and a number of horror films making their world premiere:
Official Closing Film – Edgar Wright’s The World’s End (Canadian Premiere)
Fantasia 2013 will come wildly to a close on the night of August 6 with the Canadian premiere of UK filmmaker Edgar Wright’s hotly anticipated apocalyptic comedy The World’S End, starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike and Martin Freeman. As Fantasia was the site of the Canadian Premieres of Wright’s landmark 2004 debut Shawn Of The Dead as well as his most recent Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, we couldn’t think of a better way to close this year’s festival.
Joining us in Montreal will be »
- Jonathan James
Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline are set to star in Protagonist Pictures' dramatic comedy "My Old Lady" which marks the directorial debut of prolific playwright and screenwriter Israel Horovitz ("Author! Author!").
Horovitz also wrote the play that inspired the film. Kline plays a down-and-out New Yorker who travels to Paris to liquidate a valuable apartment he inherited from his estranged father.
Once he arrives, he discovers a refined old lady (Smith) living in the apartment with her daughter (Jane Birkin). His plans are thwarted when he discovers that due to French law, he will not actually get possession of the apartment until the woman dies.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline are set to untangle the vagaries of Paris real estate law in the upcoming dramatic comedy "My Old Lady." The film marks the directorial debut of prolific playwright and screenwriter Israel Horovitz ("Author! Author!"), who wrote the play that inspired the film. Jane Birkin ("A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries") and Dominique Pinon ("Delicatessen") will co-star in the movie. In the film, Kline plays a down-and-out New Yorker, who travels to Paris to liquidate a valuable apartment he inherited from his estranged father. Once he arrives in the »
- Brent Lang
The French film industry has always been among the worlds most important……at least to film studies professors. Most French movies are either funded by the French government or made with the support of government-linked media companies. Filmmakers face little market pressure in the creative process. That helps explain why they’re so boring!
Starbuck opens this weekend so we here at We Are Movie Geeks have decided to post this article about our favorite French films. Okay, so Starbuck is technically a Canadian film shot in Quebec, but its French language so, in our eyes that makes it French! The Hollywood remake is already in the can. It stars Vince Vaughn. The remake was originally tilted Dickie Donor but they’ve changed it to Delivery Man, so you just know they’ve screwed it up bad. This list may not line up with that of your typical French Cinema scholar. »
- Movie Geeks
There was definitely some nervous apprehension on my part before meeting Winona Ryder -- which, having done this sort of thing hundreds of times before, doesn't happen often. This most likely stems from my preexisting notion that she's shy or reserved -- or, at the very least, media shy and reserved in front of the press. Soon after meeting the petite actor -- who still doesn't look all that different from the person who danced to Harry Belafonte's "Jump in the Line" at the end of "Beetlejuice" -- I discovered something that would have put my nervous mind at ease: Winona Ryder is, well ... a bit of a nerd.
Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but she is a fan of the original "Star Trek" television series and used to have a life-size poster of Ellen Ripley on her wall.
Ryder's new movie is "The Iceman," the latest »
- Mike Ryan
"If you figure a way to live without serving a master, any master, then let the rest of us know, will you? For you'd be the first person in the history of the world." – Philip Seymour Hoffman, 'The Master'
Greetings from the apocalypse! This week finds me once again walking down memory lane as I recall two new movies I visited the sets of and, as usual, childhood traumas. Do those traumas involve giants? Do I seek the therapy I so desperately need? Read on …
Friday, March 1
Okay, so in case you haven't heard already, "21 and Over" is basically the same movie as "The Hangover," as evidenced by our informative chart. I had the honor of touring the set of this raunchy sex/alcohol poisoning comedy in Seattle around 2011 or so (I can't quite remember for some reason) and got to watch Justin Chon ride a mechanical buffalo while projectile vomiting. »
- Max Evry
12 items from 2013
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