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Official Oscar® Entry Best Foreign Language Film from Germany: ‘In the Fade’

Official Oscar® Entry Best Foreign Language Film from Germany: ‘In the Fade’
Celebrated Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin (Head On, Soul Kitchen and my favorite, The Edge of Heaven) returned to Cannes this year with In the Fade / Aus dem nichts, a gritty thriller set in contemporary Hamburg, which earned Diane Kruger the Best Actress Award for her riveting performance as a grief-stricken woman who takes revenge for the death of her son and husband in a Neo-Nazi terrorist bombing. Finding herself alone, Katja (Kruger) veers between fragile moments of self-destruction and those of unwavering commitment to avenging the death of her family.

Loosely based on events that made German headlines, In the Fade is now Germany’s Official Oscar® Entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category and recently screened at the Toronto Film Festival as a Special Presentation. Magnolia Pictures will release the film in New York and Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 27, with a national rollout to follow.

When speaking
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Tiff 2017. Correspondences #2

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Dear Danny and Kelley,What a joy this time of the year to reconnect with old cinephile friends, and to meet new ones. The film festival I’ve been to more times than any other, Tiff seems to grow more personally important with each new visit—as a locus of discovery, an escape from the routine, a sanctuary and a labyrinth, exhausting and intoxicating. Could even a vérité master like Frederick Wiseman capture all its contradictions? The cinema and people I encounter during my ten days here comprise a refuge, a reminder of sublime possibilities in the midst of brutish realities. Art keeps the beast at bay, or so they say. Indeed, the very first film I saw, Alain GomisFélicité, opens with just such a clash. In a roisterous Congolese bar, various squabbles hush up as a woman steps up to the microphone for a fierce, gorgeous song. As
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Cannes Winner ‘In the Fade’ Is Official German Oscar Entry

Cannes Winner ‘In the Fade’ Is Official German Oscar Entry
As expected, Germany is submitting its Cannes Best Actress winner “In the Fade” as its official Oscar entry. Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin’s intense tale of love and vengeance, starring Diane Kruger, played at the end of the festival, so many film writers will catch up with it on the fall festival circuit.

Kruger plays Katja, whose life falls apart after her husband and son are killed in a bomb attack. While the police arrest a young neo-Nazi couple, Katja seeks her own form of justice.

Read More:Diane Kruger Enters Oscar Race as Magnolia Acquires ‘In the Fade’

Every country chooses its foreign-language submission differently. In Germany, an independent jury of representatives from eight trade associations and institutions active in the film industry was appointed by German Films, and picked “In the Fade” out of 11 submissions.

The jury stated:

“In The Fade is at the same time a drama,
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Cannes Winner ‘In the Fade’ Is Official German Oscar Entry

Cannes Winner ‘In the Fade’ Is Official German Oscar Entry
As expected, Germany is submitting its Cannes Best Actress winner “In the Fade” as its official Oscar entry. Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin’s intense tale of love and vengeance, starring Diane Kruger, played at the end of the festival, so many film writers will catch up with it on the fall festival circuit.

Kruger plays Katja, whose life falls apart after her husband and son are killed in a bomb attack. While the police arrest a young neo-Nazi couple, Katja seeks her own form of justice.

Read More:Diane Kruger Enters Oscar Race as Magnolia Acquires ‘In the Fade’

Every country chooses its foreign-language submission differently. In Germany, an independent jury of representatives from eight trade associations and institutions active in the film industry was appointed by German Films, and picked “In the Fade” out of 11 submissions.

The jury stated:

“In The Fade is at the same time a drama,
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Chile’s Growing Film Festival Scene: Sanfic Announces Lineup

Chile’s Growing Film Festival Scene: Sanfic Announces Lineup
The thirteenth edition of Santiago International Film Festival, Sanfic (August 20–27, 2017), the largest film festival in Chile, will present more than 100 international and Chilean films, including productions shown and awarded in festivals such as Cannes, Berlin and Venice. Among the feature films will be 7 world and 14 Latin American premieres.

Sanfic (Santiago International Film Festival) is opening the festival to international press this year with Variety Dailies and important international guests for their Sanfic Industry section. Guest attending include Kim Yutani (Sundance programmer), Javier Martin (Berlinale delegate), Molly O ́Keefe (Tribeca Film Institute — fiction features) and Estrella Araiza (Industry director of Guadalajara Iff), to name a few. Matt Dillon is its special guest along with the renowned director of photography Rainer Klausmann.

The Summit starring Ricardo Darín, Dolores Fonzi and Erica Rivas, with an appearance of Christian Slater and renowned Chilean actors Paulina Garcia and Alfredo Castro

The opening film of the
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Cannes 2017: In the Fade Review

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Author: Jo-Ann Titmarsh

Fatih Akin has had a directorial trajectory that oscillates between the compelling and raw Head-On to the less successful Armenian genocide movie The Cut via the joys of Soul Kitchen. In the Fade sees Akin in his native Hamburg tackling racism and the burgeoning far right extremism.

The film opens with Nuri Sekerci (Numan Acar), wearing a white suit and black shirt reminiscent of Tony Manero, is heading out of his prison cell and into marriage with Katja (Diane Kruger). The jostling and joshing inmates cheering him on his way is a joy. From here we jump ahead a few years and see the two happily ensconced in a beautiful home with a lovely six-year-old son Rocco. Nuri has a legitimate business and Katja is a stay-at-home mum. But when a bomb explodes and kills her family, we wonder how legitimate Nuri was and where all the money came from.
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Watch Spoon Perform Disco-Tinged 'Hot Thoughts' on 'Kimmel'

Watch Spoon Perform Disco-Tinged 'Hot Thoughts' on 'Kimmel'
Spoon gave a fiery rendition of their new single "Hot Thoughts" on Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday. The song is the title-track from their upcoming record, out March 17th.

The Austin group tweaked the slick disco leanings of the studio version of "Hot Thoughts" into a grittier dance-rock rager. By the end of the performance, singer Britt Daniels was wailing into the microphone and trading blown-out Nile Rodgers riffs with fellow guitarist Alex Fischel.

Hot Thoughts follows Spoon's 2014 album They Want My Soul. It also marks the group's first LP with Matador since their 1996 debut,
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'Tschick': Film Review

'Tschick': Film Review
Fatih Akin, a Hamburg-born filmmaker of Turkish origins, knows his way around a rough-edged, ink-black and punk-infused love story, as he demonstrated in his Golden Bear winner Head-On, as well as something mysteriously beguiling like his Cannes competition title The Edge of Heaven, a Kieslowskian kaleidoscope of lives that unwittingly intersect. His two Venice-selected films couldn't be more different either: Soul Kitchen was, rather fittingly, a messy, upbeat and finally delicious comedy, while his historical drama The Cut, set against the backdrop of the Armenian genocide, never quite managed to reach the epic grandeur it so clearly strived for.

All...
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Inside Jon Bon Jovi and Wife Dorothea’s Pay-If-You-Can Restaurant: ‘There’s a Trust System Here’

Inside Jon Bon Jovi and Wife Dorothea’s Pay-If-You-Can Restaurant: ‘There’s a Trust System Here’
Jon Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea, aren’t operating your typical celebrity-run restaurant.

When the longtime couple opened two locations of their volunteer-run Soul Kitchen in New Jersey, they wanted to create a community where diners pay if they can, a model that was Dorothea’s brainchild. “My wife does all the work,” Bon Jovi jokes in this week’s People cover story. “And I get all the credit!”

Unlike at a standard soup kitchen, diners of all socioeconomic backgrounds sit together at communal tables, as the restaurant serves both paying customers and those in need.

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Still Married to His High School Sweetheart! How Jon Bon Jovi and Wife Dorothea ‘Make It Work’

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Still Married to His High School Sweetheart! How Jon Bon Jovi and Wife Dorothea ‘Make It Work’
After three wild decades of fame, Jon Bon Jovi opens up about life on the road – and how he and wife Dorothea keep their love strong. Subscribe now for his untold story, only in People!

Despite decades in the spotlight, Jon Bon Jovi has managed to remain quite humble. “I don’t know who that guy is,” he says when asked about the larger-than-life, leather wearing rock star he’s perceived to be.

Who he really is, the star tells People in this week’s cover story, is a devoted family man from small-town New Jersey. That’s all thanks
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Norwegian Film Festival Celebrates Local Pics in Global Mix

Norwegian Film Festival Celebrates Local Pics in Global Mix
With a program of 75 films from 25 countries, the 44th Norwegian Intl. Film Festival in Haugesund, which opened Aug. 20, is now filling the cinemas in the West Norwegian town (the Edda multiplex, the Festiviteten and the Maritim Theatre) with a selection that festivalgoers have dubbed the “Nordic Cannes.” The festival is also screening films that were launched on the Côte d’Azur: Woody Allen’s “Café Society,” Pedro Almodóvar’s “Julieta,” Cristi Puiu’s “Sieranevada,” Hirokazu Koreeda’s “After the Storm,” Mia Hansen-Løve’s “Things to Come,” and Italian director Stefano Sollima’s “Suburra.”

“I am particularly pleased with the three Norwegian entries in the main competition – Norwegian directors Vibeke Idsøe’s “The Lion Woman,” Benjamin Ree’s documentary “Magnus,” and Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken’s “Cave” — and also with the films in the Nordic Focus,” said festival and program director Tonje Hardersen. Swedish actress-turned-director Pernilla August will be here with her second feature,
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Jon Bon Jovi Surprises Fan Carol Cesario Battling Cancer At His Restaurant

Jon Bon Jovi, the New Jersey rocker, recently surprised a big fan of his who is battling lung cancer. Jon Bon Jovi Surprises Fan Bon Jovi greeted a stunned Carol Cesario at his restaurant, the Soul Kitchen in Toms River, N.J. Cesario was dining at the restaurant with her family members, who had helped to […]

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Jon Bon Jovi on Parting Ways with Longtime Bandmate Richie Sambora: He 'Didn't Show Up for Work Anymore'

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Jon Bon Jovi on Parting Ways with Longtime Bandmate Richie Sambora: He 'Didn't Show Up for Work Anymore'
View More: Pop Culture News|Live News|More News Videos.cbs-link {color:#4B5054;text-decoration:none; font: normal 12px Arial;}.cbs-link:hover {color:#A7COFF;text-decoration:none; font: normal 12px Arial;}.cbs-pipe {color:#303435;padding: 0 2px;}.cbs-resources {height:24px; background-color:#000; padding: 0 0 0 8px; width: 612px;}.cbs-more {font: normal 12px Arial; color: #4B5054; padding-right:2px;} After decades of making music together, Richie Sambora left rock band Bon Jovi behind - and, along with it, longtime songwriting partner and bandmate Jon Bon Jovi. "I haven't seen him in over three years. He just didn't show up for work anymore," Bon Jovi, 54, told CBS This Morning. "And that's the truth of the matter.
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Jon Bon Jovi on Parting Ways with Longtime Bandmate Richie Sambora: He 'Didn't Show Up for Work Anymore'

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Jon Bon Jovi on Parting Ways with Longtime Bandmate Richie Sambora: He 'Didn't Show Up for Work Anymore'
View More: Pop Culture News|Live News|More News Videos.cbs-link {color:#4B5054;text-decoration:none; font: normal 12px Arial;}.cbs-link:hover {color:#A7COFF;text-decoration:none; font: normal 12px Arial;}.cbs-pipe {color:#303435;padding: 0 2px;}.cbs-resources {height:24px; background-color:#000; padding: 0 0 0 8px; width: 612px;}.cbs-more {font: normal 12px Arial; color: #4B5054; padding-right:2px;} After decades of making music together, Richie Sambora left rock band Bon Jovi behind - and, along with it, longtime songwriting partner and bandmate Jon Bon Jovi. "I haven't seen him in over three years. He just didn't show up for work anymore," Bon Jovi, 54, told CBS This Morning. "And that's the truth of the matter.
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‘The Notebook’ Director Janos Szasz Sets Cast for ‘Bridge of Sighs’ (Exclusive)

London — Zsolt Nagy, Dorka Gryllus and Hegedus D. Geza are attached to star in “Bridge of Sighs,” the latest film from Janos Szasz, whose last pic “The Notebook” won best film at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, was short-listed for the foreign-language film Oscar and was released in the U.S. by Sony Pictures Classics.

Nagy’s credits include Nimrod Antal’s “Kontroll” and Peter Bergendy’s “The Exam”; Gryllus has appeared in Fatih Akin’s “Soul Kitchen” and Sam Garbarski’s “Irina Palm”; and Geza was in Gyorgy Palfi’s films “Taxidermia” and “Free Fall.”

“Bridge of Sighs” is based on the true-life scandal that took place in 1925 Budapest. Butcher Ferenc Kudelka — the owner of the largest abattoir in Budapest — falls passionately in love with Mici Scwartz, a former prostitute who is the wife of a former police officer Gusztav Lederer. With the knowledge and assistance of her husband,
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Fatih Akin: ‘Filmmaking is a Holy War’

Fatih Akin: ‘Filmmaking is a Holy War’
Marrakech: Speaking to a packed auditorium during a 90-minute masterclass at the 15th Marrakech Film Festival, 42-year old German-Turkish helmer Fatih Akin provided fascinating insights into his inspirations and working methods and talked about his most recent film, “The Cut,” his recently lensed “Goodbye Berlin,” based on the novel “Tschick” by Wolfgang Herrndorf, and his next feature, about a neo-Nazi serial killer.

Commencing with his own personal inspirations, he referred to Bruce Lee as a key formative influence, although he admitted that he hadn’t yet made a film in direct tribute to Lee.

For his first major international breakthrough, “Head On” – that won the Berlinale Golden Bear in 2004 – he says that he was inspired by Soderbergh’s “Traffic,” especially in terms of the freedom of camera work, and by Lars von Trier’s “Breaking the Waves.”

Another key influence for “Head On” was Patrice Chereau’s “Intimacy.” Akin wanted
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Venice: M-Appeal Takes World Sales On Biennale College Film ‘Blanka’

Venice: M-Appeal Takes World Sales On Biennale College Film ‘Blanka’
Venice – Maren Kroymann’s Berlin-based sales company M-Appeal has picked up world sales on “Blanka,” an Italian production shepherded through the Venice fest Biennale College initiative and shot in the Philippines by first-time Japanese director Kohki Hasei.

Pic about an eleven-year-old girl who survives alone in Manila begging and stealing from tourists is produced by Italy’s Flaminio Zadra through Biennale College which finances and shepherds micro-budget works with potential to travel from development through distribution.

Abandoned by her mother Blanka is on a quest to raise money to “buy” a new mom, only to find that a family is made up of those who love you.

The world preem took place Saturday on the Lido, while the final screening of “Blanka” (pictured) will take place at the fest tomorrow (Tuesday).

Besides Euros 150,000 ($167,000) from the Biennale College program “Blanka” also received support from the Asian Cinema Fund for postproduction.

Flaminio Zadra
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M-Appeal acquires Venice Biennale College film 'Blanka'

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M-Appeal acquires Venice Biennale College film 'Blanka'
Berlin-based sales outfit M-Appeal has swooped to add Venice Biennale College title Blanka to its autumn market slate.

Blanka received its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival (Sept 2-12) on Saturday (Sept 5).

The feature is an Italian production shot in the Philippines by Japanese director Kohki Hasei, and produced by Flaminio Zadra from Italy.

The story follows 11-year-old Blanka, who survives alone in Manila, begging and stealing from tourists. One day, an absurd idea pops up: if she could buy a mother, she could have a good life. But she has to make countless efforts in order to collect enough money.

An opportunity arises when she meets Peter, a 55-year-old blind street musician, who teaches Blanka how to sing, a skill out of which she can make money.

Blanka was was produced within the Biennale College programme, an advanced training workshop for the development and production of micro-budget (€150,000) audio-visual works.

It also received
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The Secret to Jon Bon Jovi's 25-Year Marriage

The Secret to Jon Bon Jovi's 25-Year Marriage
Hollywood marriages often crash and burn, but rocker Jon Bon Jovi's has been soaring for 25 years. What's his secret? It's simple. "I got it right the first time," Bon Jovi told People at Common Thread: An Acoustic Collection Music Series, an event he is curating with designer Kenneth Cole in New York City. Sounds so simple, right? Just pick the right person the first time, don't settle for someone else. But then, why do so many people get it wrong? Well, not everyone is as lucky as Bon Jovi, who married his high school sweetheart, Dorothea. "She's the best,
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The Secret to Jon Bon Jovi's 25-Year Marriage

The Secret to Jon Bon Jovi's 25-Year Marriage
Hollywood marriages often crash and burn, but rocker Jon Bon Jovi's has been soaring for 25 years. What's his secret? It's simple. "I got it right the first time," Bon Jovi told People at Common Thread: An Acoustic Collection Music Series, an event he is curating with designer Kenneth Cole in New York City. Sounds so simple, right? Just pick the right person the first time, don't settle for someone else. But then, why do so many people get it wrong? Well, not everyone is as lucky as Bon Jovi, who married his high school sweetheart, Dorothea. "She's the best,
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