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India's premier and elite production house Shemaroo Entertainment recently launched their World Cinema label . Shemaroo World Cinema. Bollywood veteran film maker Subhash Ghai was also present to grace the occasion being the Chief Guest.Shemaroo launched their first three World Cinema titles Downfall; All About My Mother and Amen at the event. The launch was followed with a screening of the German film Downfall, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel which has won 14 awards. Shemaroo Entertainment is taking a magnificent step to make World Cinema more accessible to the Indian audiences like never before. »
13 October 2008 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Penelope Cruz -- who's appearing in two current films, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" and "Elegy" -- will be honored as the outstanding performer of the year at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, which runs Jan. 22-Feb.1. Cruz will be presented with the award at the Arlington Theatre on Jan. 31.
"There are few actresses who can today be described as international movie goddesses, and this year, with her exceptional work in 'Elegy' and 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona,' Penelope Cruz has earned that description," Sbiff executive director Roger Durling said.
Cruz was first introduced to American audiences in the Spanish films "Jamon, Jamon" and "Belle Epoque." She frequently works with director Pedro Almodovar, appearing in his films "Live Flesh," "All About My Mother," "Volver," for which she earned a best actress Academy Award nomination, and the upcoming "Los Abrazos Rotos." »
1 September 2008 7:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Cruz, who received a best actress Oscar nomination for Almodovar's previous film, "Volver," will play a provincial actress in the movie, which has been shooting in Madrid and the Canary Islands. Working from his own screenplay, Almodovar has described the movie as an amour fou involving four characters (played by Cruz, Blanca Portillo, Lluis Homar and Jose Luis Gomez) in the style of a hard-boiled, '50s American film noir. The cast also includes Rossy de Palma, Kiti Manver, Chus Lampreave, Lola Duenas and Angela Molina, who will play Cruz's mother.
Produced by the director's brother, Augustin Almodovar, "Embraces" is the 10th Almodovar film that Spc has handled. In addition to "Volver," Spc was the domestic distributor for Almodovar's foreign-language Oscar winner "All About My Mother, »
- By Gregg Kilday
A host of both Asian and Spanish-language films have been announced as part of the Toronto International Film Festival 08 lineup and they are scattered over all different parts of the program. Anime fans will be glad to hear Mamoru Oshii's The Sky Crawlers will be having it's North American premier in the Visions section. Plastic City, the joint Brazilian/China effort about the mafia and salvation will also be getting it's North American prem. One of the most interesting sounding film's on the list is Albert Serra's Birdsong (El Cant dels ocells) which is a reinterpretation of the biblical journey of the three wisemen and their search for the Messiah. It's shot with only natural lighting. Check out the whole list following!ww
Kanchivaram Priyadarshan, India
Vengadam is a born optimist and weaver of saris, but his lowly status means he can never afford the fashions he creates. »
4 items from 2008
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