9 items from 2011
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In the last issue of Senses of Cinema, Daniel Fairfax reviewed Douglas Morrey and Alison Smith's Jacques Rivette, and now, for Issue 61, Mary Wiles has allowed the editors to choose a chapter from her forthcoming Jacques Rivette. Rolando Caputo's decided to go with the one on L'amour fou (1969) for a number of reasons, but primarily because "the film seems the point of historical conjunction between the end of one wave and the coming of a second wave of filmmakers that washed up in its undertow. At a stretch, one can see the shadow of this film on the cinema of Jean Eustache, Maurice Pialat, Philippe Garrel and others. L'amour fou is a great and wondrous film." And he's running Rivette's 1950 essay "We Are Not Innocent Anymore" as well.
Also in this issue: Marko Bauer, »
Peter Bradshaw leapt at an invitation to be a judge at this year's Cannes film festival – even though it meant an awkward meeting with a director he'd panned
The call came while I was on holiday, scrambling to answer my phone while wresting a collapsing ice-cream from my six-year-old son. A cultured French voice had a question for me from Thierry Frémaux, director of the Cannes film festival. "Thierry would like to know if you will serve on the Un Certain Regard jury this year," she asked coolly. My yelpingly uncool four-word reply was: "Oui, I mean yes!"
And that was it. I was on the 2011 jury, judging the section of the festival intended to honour films with "a certain gaze"; films that were innovative and different. I was skittishly overexcited. A critic, of course, is judge and jury in his own little world. Having to fight your corner with »
- Peter Bradshaw
Warner Home Video has announced the Blu-ray release of Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology 1978 — 2006 set to hit selves on June 7th. This cool 8 disc set will have 5 original theatrical motion pictures plus 2 alternate cuts. But what caught my eye was on Superman Returns, it will now have the deleted scene where Superman returns to Krypton, there was a glimpsed of it when the first teaser trailer came out. I have seen this scene myself and its pretty interesting.Here is the full press release. Also check out the trailer for the trailer for the Blu-ray release. Superman, the cultural icon and quintessential superhero, is back in a big way. In a powerhouse year marked by the theatrical releases of several major superhero films including Warner Bros.’ Green Lantern, his arrival couldn’t be more perfectly timed. Warner Home Video (Whv) is celebrating the year of the superhero with the »
Farewell (L’Affaire Farewell)
Releases on DVD, Other Formats April 19, 2011
“The most important espionage case of the 20th Century” --Ronald Reagan
Culver City, CA/Vancouver, BC, Canada—March 24, 2011—Vancouver based NeoClassics Home Entertainment will release the critically acclaimed film Farewell, (L’Affaire Farewell) from Academy Award nominated Director Christian Carion and starring Emir Kusturica and Guillaume Canet, on DVD in the Us April 19, 2011. The film will be available on release from Amazon, Blockbuster, iTunes, Sonic, Sony, Verizon, and is scheduled to be on Vudu and YouTube. Dish, In Demand and Tvn have all picked up the film for video-on-demand (VOD) for April 12.
This French film has garnered significant acclaim and box office success since its Us theatrical debut last July. It played in dozens of cities over a period of five months, staying in release through November 2010. The film world-premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and »
Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica will preside over the Jury of Un Certain Regard at the 64th Festival de Cannes. The 2011 edition of the festival will take place from May 11-22, 2011.
Un Certain Regard is an Official Selection section at Cannes, alongside the Competition section. It presents around twenty films from countries the world over that are “characterised by the originality of their ideas as well as their aesthetic”.
Look at your calendars guys, spring is coming, and it’s the perfect time to start our little chat about the upcoming 64th Festival de Cannes that will, this time, be held from 11th to 22nd May!
As usual, we’re all interested to see who will be in charge, or if you prefer – who will preside the Un Certain Regard jury, we’re here to inform you that Emir Kusturica, the Serbian film-maker is on board for that one!
Every year, Un Certain Regard, at the very heart of Official Selection, alongside the Competition, presents around twenty films from countries the world over that are characterised by the originality of their ideas as well as their aesthetic.
The Festival de Cannes has tapped Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica to be president of the Un Certain Regard jury at the 64th festival which runs from 11 to 22 May. Each year Un Certain Regard, which runs alongside the official competition, showcases about twenty films from around the world. Cannes has awarded Kusturica two Palmes d’Or, in 1985 for his second film When Father Was Away on Business, and ten years later, for Underground. The Prix Un Certain Regard is given out on the closing weekend of the fest; last year it went to Hong Sang Soo for Ha Ha Ha. »
Two-time Palme d'Or winnter Emir Kusturica--in 1985 for "When Father Was Away On Business" and in 1995 for "Underground"--will be returning to the Croisette this year, but this time, he won't have a film in his hands. The director has been chosen to head the jury for the Un Certain Regard programming of the upcoming festival. Run parallel to the official competition films, this section of the festival is dedicated to visionary, original work looking for international exposure. Hong Sang-soo's "Hahaha," Yorgos Lanthimos's "Dogtooth" and Sergey Dvortsevoy's "Tulpan" were the last three winners, which should give you an idea of… »
The Serbian film-maker Emir Kusturica will be president of the Un Certain Regard jury at the 64th Festival de Cannes, from 11th to 22nd May 2011. Every year, Un Certain Regard, at the very heart of Official Selection, alongside the Competition, presents around twenty films characterised by the originality of their ideas as well as their aesthetic. Emir Kusturica received the Palme d’Or in 1985 for When Father Was Away on Business. Ten years later, his second Palme d’Or for Underground made him a member of that elite group of directors who have twice been honoured. Accompanied by a jury made up of artists, journalists and festival directors, Emir Kusturica will award the Prix Un Certain Regard, together with the other festival awards, over the closing weekend. The 2010 Prix Un Certain Regard was awarded to Hong Sang Soo for Ha Ha Ha, which was recently released in France. »
- MIKE FLEMING
9 items from 2011
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