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Cannes archives: Jacques Audiard tops Screen's Jury Grid 2009

1 May 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ahead of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Screen looks back at the hits and misses of 2009 according to our jury of critics.

Screen’s jury of international critics has long been a strong diviner as to what will win the top prizes at the Cannes Film Festival – and 2009 was no different.

Topping the grid was Jacques Audiard’s crime drama A Prophet, starring then newcomer Tahar Rahim, which scored an impressive 3.4 out of 4 and went on to win to the festival’s Grand Prix.

The winner of the coveted Palme d’Or was Michael Haneke’s chilling pre-war drama The White Ribbon, which came a close joint second on the grid with 3.3 alongside Jane Campion’s period romance Bright Star.

While the Palme d’Or alluded Audiard in 2009, the French filmmaker returned in 2015 with Dheepan and picked up the festival’s top prize.

The 2009 line-up also featured a divisively generous portion of violence courtesy of [link »

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Joaquin Phoenix In Talks To Join Jacques Audiard's ‘The Sisters Brothers’ With John C. Reilly

25 April 2016 12:17 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It would seem that Joaquin Phoenix has an embarrassment of options at the moment. Last week, he was eyeing a role playing Jesus in "Mary Magdalene" opposite Rooney Mara, and now a major French auteur wants him for a pretty exciting new picture. Phoenix is in talks to join John C. Reilly in Jacques Audiard's "The Sisters Brothers." Based on Patrick deWitt's acclaimed novel, the darkly funny movie is set against the backdrop of the Gold Rush and follows brothers Eli and Charlie Sisters who are hired to kill prospector Hermann Kermit Warm. Here's the book synopsis:  Read More: John C. Reilly To Star In 'A Prophet' Director Jacques Audiard's English Language Western 'The Sisters Brothers' Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Joaquin Phoenix May Star As One Of The Sisters Brothers For Jacques Audiard

25 April 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Joaquin Phoenix may become part of the family for Jacques Audiard’s English-language debut, The Sisters Brothers.

Word comes by way of Deadline, revealing that the actor – who has also emerged as a frontrunner for the Jesus Christ role in Garth Davis’ religious opus, Mary Magdalene – has opened negotiations to board the period piece, itself set against the Californian Gold Rush of the mid-1800s.

Lifted from Patrick deWitt’s eye-catching and indeed award-winning novel of the same name, we learned late last year that John C. Reilly boarded Audiard’s adaptation as either Eli or Charlie Steers, the brothers at the heart of deWitt’s western. While Deadline didn’t disclose official details of Phoenix’s potential role, it’s safe to assume he’s in contention for the other sibling opposite Reilly.

Taking place in the Oregon of 1851, The Sisters Brothers “recounts the story of two brothers — Eli »

- Michael Briers

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Win a prize bundle with Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan

8 April 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

From acclaimed director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust and Bone) and winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival, the powerful story of Dheepan is in cinemas now. To celebrate its release, we have three prize bundles to giveaway including some of Jacques Audiard’s previous films such as A Prophet, Rust and Bone and

The post Win a prize bundle with Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

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Dheepan star Antonythasan Jesuthasan: 'I went through 50% of this experience' – video interview

7 April 2016 7:29 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The star of Dheepan, Jacques Audiard’s drama about a former Tamil Tiger who, along with two strangers, pretends to be part of a family in order to seek refuge in a gangland estate in the Paris underworld, talks to Benjamin Lee about which parts of the film mirror his own experience of being a militant and a refugee. Audiard, who won the Palme d’Or at Cannes last year for the film, explains why he doesn’t feel precious about the news that there will be an American remake of his 2009 prison drama A Prophet

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- Benjamin Lee and Jonross Swaby

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Dheepan review – a crime drama packed with epiphanic grandeur

7 April 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Jacques Audiard’s confident Palme d’Or-winner has a rare and keen interest in its characters – a trio of Tamil refugees in Paris – and an exhilarating mastery of style

Related: Jacques Audiard: ‘I wanted to give migrants a name, a shape… a violence of their own’

There is such exhilarating movie mastery in this powerful new film about Tamil refugees in France from director Jacques Audiard, who gave us A Prophet, Rust and Bone and The Beat That My Heart Skipped. It’s bulging with giant confidence and packed with outbursts of that mysterious epiphanic grandeur, like moments of sunlight breaking through cloud-cover, with which Audiard endows apparently normal sequences and everyday details. There is also something not always found in movies or books or TV drama – that is to say, intelligent and sympathetic interest in other human beings. Every scene, every line, every frame has something of interest. »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Film Review: Dheepan

6 April 2016 10:02 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆ Jacques Audiard is a strict adherent to the notion of quality over quantity. A career now spanning more than two decades customarily sees "the French Scorsese" spend three to four years in the development of a project. His seventh feature, Dheepan, does not bristle and hum with the same kind of violent magnetism as A Prophet or Rust and Bone but retains their spellbinding lyricism. This is a more subdued, intimate picture, detailing the every day lives of three Sri Lankan refugees who exchange their war-torn homeland for the battleground of a French urban jungle. Though the director makes no ostensible claims of social commentary, this release into the current European climate makes for a timely and pertinent study.

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- CineVue UK

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Movie Review – Dheepan (2015)

6 April 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Dheepan, 2015.

Directed by Jacques Audiard.

Starring Faouzi Bensaidi, Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Vincent Rottiers, Claudine Vinasithamby and Marc Zinga.

Synopsis:

Three Sri Lankan refugees come together to forge a fake a family to flee from the conflict and emigrate to a banlieue in France, where they begin to etch out a living against such harsh conditions.

Under the pseudonym of Dheepan, former Tiger Tamil fighter (portrayed by Jesuthasan Antonythasan a former real life counterpart), whose family has been killed amidst the conflict, aligns himself with Yalini (Kalieaswari Srinivasan). Yalini has taken nine-year-old orphan Illayaal (Claudine Vinasithamby) as her biological daughter, and the three make haste for Europe.

Akin to Jacques Audiard’s prior work (Rust and Bone, A Prophet) the film is at a slow, melancholic pace to allow the audience to be immersed. The issues of cultural integration are downplayed to allow the trio to convey their multi-faceted characteristics, »

- Matthew Lee

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MipTV: Haut et Court, Anonymous Content Team on Soccer Drama ‘United We Stand’ (Exclusive)

4 April 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cannes– Paris-based Haut et Court, the talent-driven outfit behind French hit supernatural drama “The Returned,” is joining forces with U.S. powerhouse Anonymous Content (“Spotlight,” “The Revenant”) to co-produce Pierre Mezerette’s “United We Stand,” a European, English-language TV series exploring the world of soccer.

Haut et Court’s Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta, Simon Arnal are developing the series with Richard Brown at Anonymous Content, which is having an outstanding year having just won the Oscar for best film with Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight” and four Academy Awards for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “The Revenant.”

An ensemble series created by Mezerette, “United We Stand” follows the trajectories of several characters working in various fields of high-level football — from club managers to players, agents, medical teams, supporters and journalists.

Boasting a singular concept and taking place in an unspecified European country, “United We Stand” won’t contain any game footage and »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Win a prize bundle with Jacques Audiard’s ‘Dheepan’

1 April 2016 2:32 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

From acclaimed director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust and Bone) and winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival, the powerful story of Dheepen will arrive in cinemas on 8 April. Ahead of its release, we have three prize bundles to giveaway including some of Jacques Audiard’s previous films such as A Prophet, Rust and Bone and A Self Made Hero plus a Dheepan poster.

From acclaimed director Jacques Audiard comes the powerful story of Dheepan, a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who is forced to flee to France to escape the civil war, posing as a family with a woman and young girl he has never previously met.

Finding work as a caretaker of a housing block in the suburbs of Paris, Dheepan works to build a new life and home for his ‘wife’ and ‘daughter’, but the daily violence he confronts quickly reopens the violence from his past, »

- Paul Heath

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Dheepan’s Antonythasan Jesuthasan: from Tamil Tiger to star of a Palme d’Or winner

31 March 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The lead in Jacques Audiard’s latest film left Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war and arrived in France to work a series of low-paid jobs. His extraordinary story is mirrored in the new work from the director of A Prophet

It’s hard not to look at Antonythasan Jesuthasan’s forearm. As he reaches for his espresso, he catches me doing so. He pulls his sleeve back, revealing a dense lattice of scars. “I did those to myself,” he says. He mimics running a blade across his skin. “I was 22, and I had spent years trying to come to the west. I wanted to get a fake French passport, but I had to be accepted as a refugee. I went to the Unhcr [the Un High Commissioner for Refugees], but they wouldn’t believe my story. So I cut myself, and held up my arm, and said to them: ‘Look at my blood. This is my word. »

- Tom Seymour

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Film Review: ‘Welcome to Norway!’

30 March 2016 3:11 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Depending on your sense of humor, the ironically titled “Welcome to Norway!” will seem like either a pleasantly pointed wheeze or a comedy in cringingly poor taste. The third feature from Norwegian helmer Rune Denstad Langlo (“North”) brings levity to a serious, highly topical subject as it spins a tale about a lovable loser who tries to convert his family’s failing mountaintop hotel into a state-supported refugee reception center. World premiered at the Goteborg Film Festival (rather than the more politically correct Berlinale, where “North” previously nabbed a critic’s kudo), “Welcome to Norway!” snagged the audience award for a film in competition and has already inked presales with Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland.

Failed entrepreneur Primus (Anders Baasmo Christiansen, the able star of Langlo’s previous films) is on the verge of losing the rundown resort that has been in his family for generations. His wife (Henriette Steenstrup »

- Alissa Simon

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Win tickets to a Dheepan Q&A featuring director Jacques Audiard

23 March 2016 12:53 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

From acclaimed director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust and Bone) and winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival, the powerful story of Dheepan will arrive in cinemas on 8 April. Ahead of its release, we have a pair of tickets to giveaway to one lucky winner to attend a special Q&A in London on Wednesday 30 March featuring Jacques Audiard plus a preview screening of Dheepan.

From acclaimed director Jacques Audiard comes the powerful story of Dheepan, a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who is forced to flee to France to escape the civil war, posing as a family with a woman and young girl he has never previously met.

Finding work as a caretaker of a housing block in the suburbs of Paris, Dheepan works to build a new life and home for his ‘wife’ and ‘daughter’, but the daily violence he confronts quickly reopens the violence from his past, »

- Gary Collinson

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DVD Review: The Beat That My Heart Skipped

23 March 2016 7:46 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆ Ostensibly a remake of James Toback's 1978 film Fingers, The Beat That My Heart Skipped sees an electric Romain Duris fill Harvey Keitel's boots as livewire musician and borderline crook, Thomas Seyr. The fourth feature from French director Jacques Audiard, it is a vibrant, kinetic depiction of obsession, desire and filial responsibility which freewheels around the City of Lights, largely at night. At its heart a tale of fathers and sons, Beat takes place at the intersection of the bourgeoisie, a real estate racket and the more dangerous elements of Paris' criminal underworld. Built around a stellar lead performance, it is a dynamic film, constantly on the move and tightly coiled with the ever present threat of violence. Backed up by an eclectic score that veers from electro to acid jazz to classical and superbly framed by cinematographer Stéphane Fontaine - who would go on to collaborate with Audiard »

- CineVue UK

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‘The Last Panthers’ Trailer: A New Crime Series Based on the Pink Panthers

6 March 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Need another show to add to your busy schedule? The Last Panthers might not be a bad addition to your weekly schedule. The six-episode crime series premieres next month in the states, and it stars Samantha Morton (Synecdoche, New York), Tahar Rahim (A Prophet), and John Hurt (Only Lovers Left Alive). Watch The Last Panthers trailer below. Here’s the The Last Panthers trailer from […]

The post ‘The Last Panthers’ Trailer: A New Crime Series Based on the Pink Panthers appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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David Bowie Music In Chilling Trailer For “The Last Panthers”

4 March 2016 10:41 AM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

SundanceTV has released the stunning trailer for the crime-series The Last Panthers, set to the David Bowie song, “Blackstar.” Bowie was inspired to write the song — the first single & title track off of his last album — after screening a cut of The Last Panthers. The eerie song also serves as the series’ theme song. The six-episode series has already premiered in the U.K. to rave reviews, and will premiere on Sundance TV on April 13. The series stars two-time Academy Award nominee Samantha Morton (Sweet and Lowdown, In America), French César Award-winner Tahar Rahim (A Prophet), Croatian-born … Continue reading →

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- Kellie Freeze

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Fox Networks Group Nabs ‘The Last Panthers’ in Bulgaria, Balkans

3 March 2016 5:58 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — “The Last Panthers,” a six-part crime series, has been sold to Fox Networks Group for Bulgaria and the Balkans. The drama will premiere on Fox Crime channels in Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia on March 21, and in Bulgaria on April 19. Joint distribution is handled by Studiocanal and Sky Vision.

The series stars Samantha Morton (“Minority Report”), Tahar Rahim (“A Prophet”), Goran Bogdan (“We Will Be the World Champions”) and John Hurt (“Midnight Express,” “Elephant Man”). Based on an idea by French journalist Jerome Pierrat, and co-created and written by Jack Thorne (“Skins”), the series is directed by Johan Renck (“Breaking Bad”). The opening title music is by David Bowie.

The Last Panthers” opens with a daring diamond heist bearing all the hallmarks of a gang known as the Pink Panthers. The tragic death of a girl during the raid sets a collision »

- Leo Barraclough

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Secret in Their Eyes review – ‘spiral of cliche’

28 February 2016 1:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Julia Roberts struggle to ignite this American remake of the Oscar-winning Argentinian crime thriller

Juan José Campanella’s Argentinian thriller The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) won the Oscar for best foreign language film in 2010, beating off stiff (and indeed superior) competition from Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon and Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet. A tortured tale of love lost and a murder investigation revisited, the film (a huge domestic and solid international hit) hardly needed an English language remake. Yet here we have the writer-director Billy Ray assembling an eye-catching transatlantic cast to transpose key riffs and images from the Argentinian original to Us soil. The result, on which a supportive Campanella takes an executive-producer credit, may have saleable marquee cachet, but rarely rises above the level of humdrum multiplex functionality.

We open in stylish fashion with Chiwetel Ejiofor’s former »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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Sam Raimi Will Start World War 3 For Warner Bros.

26 February 2016 4:03 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Despite his commitment to Starz’s excellent Ash vs. Evil Dead keeping him busy, Sam Raimi is still finding time for other projects. Not too long ago we heard that the director would be remaking Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet, and now we’re learning that he’s attached himself to another film: Warner Bros.’ World War 3.

Based on George Friedman’s non-fiction novel, “The Next 100 Years,” the film will paints a pretty bleak picture of our future, one which Friedman’s believes will include a new cold war with Russia, Mexico becoming an important “force on the geopolitical stage” and a diminished role in world power for China.

For more, you can consult the plot summary below:

In his thought-provoking new book, George Friedman, founder of Stratfor — the preeminent private intelligence and forecasting firm — focuses on what he knows best, the future. Positing that civilization is at the dawn of a new era, »

- Mark Cassidy

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Sam Raimi To Direct 'World War 3'

26 February 2016 2:59 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While Sam Raimi has been keeping his skills sharp lately on television, helming episodes of "Rake" and "Ash vs Evil Dead," it doesn't mean the director is shying away from the big screen. Three years on from "Oz The Great And Powerful," Raimi is putting together a slate of projects that are certainly eyebrow raising. Last month, we learned he'll tackle a remake of Jacques Audiard's "A Prophet," and now he's got another ambitious effort in the works. Read More: Sam Raimi To Direct Remake Of Jacques Audiard's 'A Prophet' Over at Warner Bros., Raimi is now attached to helm "World War 3," and you can probably guess what it's about. The movie will be based on the non-fiction book "The Next 100 Years," by George Friedman, who is professionally paid to think about what lays ahead, and it's pretty bleak/more of the same. Basically, politics are still awful, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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