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The Descendants, Ryan Gosling, Viola Davis, Mysteries Of Lisbon: Satellite Award Winners

19 December 2011 3:42 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Beau Bridges, George Clooney in Alexander Payne's The Descendants

Water For Elephants, Soul Surfer, The Guard Among Satellite Awards Winners

Best Film

The Artist

* The Descendants


The Help


Midnight in Paris



Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

War Horse

Best Actor

George Clooney, The Descendants

Leonardo diCaprio, J. Edgar

Michael Fassbender, Shame

Brendan Gleeson, The Guard

* Ryan Gosling, Drive

Tom Hardy, Warrior

Woody Harrelson, Rampart

Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Michael Shannon, Take Shelter

Best Actress

Olivia Colman, Tyrannosaur

Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs

* Viola Davis, The Help

Vera Farmiga, Higher Ground

Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene

Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Charlize Theron, Young Adult

Emily Watson, Oranges and Sunshine

Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

Michelle Yeoh, The Lady

Best Supporting Actor

Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn

* Albert Brooks, Drive

Colin Farrell, Horrible Bosses

Jonah Hill, Moneyball

Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method

Nick Nolte, »

- Steve Montgomery

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Faust Movie Posters

14 December 2011 12:53 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

We have added all six posters for Aleksandr Sokurov directed free interpretation of the Faust legend, a modern interpretation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s literary masterpiece on the search for knowledge. The film’s Faustian seeker is a professor, played by Johannes Zeiler who sells his soul for the love of Margarete (Isolda Dychauk). Also featured is the [...]

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- Allan Ford

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Daily Briefing. Kehr on Griffith, Harvey on Curt McDowell

26 November 2011 6:13 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

"At least one eternal truth can be abstracted from Dw Griffith's 1915 film The Birth of a Nation," proposes Dave Kehr in the New York Times: "people can be very, very advanced in some areas, and very, very backward in others…. Even now, in Kino International's fine new Blu-ray edition, The Birth of a Nation continues to thrill and confound, to exalt and appall in equal measure. Griffith's racial caricatures were crude in 1915; seen today, as the film approaches its 100th anniversary, these images may seem more ludicrous than dangerous (watermelon plays a major role), but in reminding us of how far we have come, they remind us how far we have yet to go. Paradoxically, the overriding theme of The Birth of a Nation is one of unification, of the harmonizing of diverse elements — social and regional, political and personal, North and South, male and female — into an original »

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Daily Briefing. "Aleksandr Sokurov: A Spiritual Voice"

15 November 2011 2:10 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The retrospective Aleksandr Sokurov: A Spiritual Voice opens on Thursday at BFI Southbank in London and runs through December 30. For Steve Rose, who meets Sokurov for the Guardian, "overshadowing his entire career is his 'tetralogy of power,' a magnum opus conceived in 1980 and only completed this year. The first three films focused on 20th-century leaders — Hitler in 1999's Moloch, Lenin in 2001's Taurus, and Emperor Hirohito in 2005's The Sun — pinning them down in isolated, almost abstract domestic situations. The final movie, a loose adaptation of Goethe's Faust, is almost a complete departure…. Why make three movies on historical subjects and one on a fictional one? 'Why do you think?' I suggest Faust is a sort of prequel to the other three. 'Maybe,' he nods. Or is it that the first three deal with the death of power, whereas Faust addresses its acquisition? 'But he never gets this power, »

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Aleksandr Sokurov: Delusions and grandeur

15 November 2011 12:58 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

He is the great Russian director who once shot a whole film in a single take. Aleksandr Sokurov talks to Steve Rose about Soviet spies, fallen dictators – and how he got Putin to fund his latest work

At the end of a challenging conversation that, conducted via a translator, strains my intellectual faculties to their limit but barely flexes his, Aleksandr Sokurov makes an astounding statement. "I'm a very literary person, not so much a cinematographic person. I don't really like cinema very much."

Pardon? He doesn't like cinema very much? That's like hearing David Attenborough say he's never really liked animals. Here is a man who was persecuted by the communists for his films; the man who gave us a miraculous feature conducted in one single, unbroken shot, 2002's Russian Ark; the man who is the custodian of Russia's great cinematic heritage. What would he have done if he did like cinema? »

- Steve Rose

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17th Kolkata Film Festival announces lineup

6 November 2011 9:58 PM, PST | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

The 17th Kolkata Film festival to be held from November 10-17, 2011 has announced its lineup. Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, Alexander Sokurov’s Faust, Godard’s Film Socialism, Bela Tarr’s The Turin Horse, among others will be presented at the International Cinema section of the festival.

Joram Lürsen’s The Magicians will be the opening film of the festival.

In a Special Tribute to Uttam KumarNayak directed by Satyajit Ray and documentary Mahanayak—a Superstar’s Journey directed by Swapan Das will be screened.

A Retrospective of Japanese director Shohei Imamura will showcase films like Stolen Desire, Black Rain and Vengeance is Mine, among others.

Carlo Lizzani’s Luchino Visconti: Life as in a romance, Chidananda Dasgupta’s Amodini, Mani Kaul’s Uski Roti, Luchino Visconti’s The Innocent and The Leopard will be screened in the Homage section.

Ritwik Ghatak’s Komal Gandhar and »

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AFI Fest 2011

4 November 2011 12:32 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

This year's AFI Fest opens this evening in Los Angeles with Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar, closes on November 10 with Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson's The Adventures of Tintin and, as the Playlist is reporting today, the festival will host the world premiere of Steven Soderbergh's Haywire on Sunday: "Haywire marks the big screen debut of Mma fighter Gina Carano, who takes the lead in the gritty spy thriller written by Lem Dobbs (The Limey) about Mallory Kane, a black ops soldier on a mission of revenge after she's double crossed by one of her teammates. As usual, Soderbergh has assembled a crackerjack ensemble that includes Michael Fassbender, Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Bill Paxton, Michael Angarano, Matthieu Kassovitz and Antonio Banderas… 'People really get hit in this film and they get hurt,' the director told us this summer." Update: The Playlist's headline's been tweaked; Haywire »

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Thessaloniki International Film Festival Finalizes Line-Up

25 October 2011 12:42 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 52nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival is shaping up to be a truly exciting nine days, loaded with high-profile films and retrospectives. The festival opens with Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" and closes with "Martha Marcy May Marlene," but in between, the festival features a number of major films among its 124 features, including Alexander Sokurov's award-winning "Faust," "The Kid With A Bike," "Corpo Celeste," Weekend," and "Goodbye First Love." Today, »

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Vanessa Paradis/CAFÉ Du Flore, Faust, Arirang, A Separation: AFI Fest 2011

22 October 2011 8:28 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Jean-Marc Vallée's Café du Flore Chantal Akerman, Joseph Cedar, Béla Tarr, Nuri Bilge Ceylan: AFI Fest 2011 World Cinema Selections Arirang: Traumatized by a near-fatal accident during filming, director Kim Ki-duk offers a visionary self-portrait of a troubled artist reeling from an emotional breakdown. Dir Kim Ki-duk. South Korea. U.S. Premiere. CAFÉ Du Flore: In his follow-up to C.R.A.Z.Y., Jean Marc Vallée tells two parallel stories connected by music about a Montreal D.J. and a mother devoted to her special-needs son. Dir/Scr Jean-Marc Vallée. Cast Vanessa Paradis, Kevin Parent, Hélène Florent, Evelyne Brochu, Marin Gerrier. Canada. U.S. Premiere. Extraterrestrial: Timecrimes director Nacho Vigalondo’s surprising second feature finds an alien invasion providing the backdrop for one of the most delightful romantic comedies in years. Dir/Scr Nacho Vigalondo. Cast Julian Villagran, Michelle Jenner, Raul Cimas, Carlos Areces, Miguel Noguera. Spain. Faust: Russian Ark director »

- Andre Soares

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Jafar Panahi/This Is Not A Film: AFI Fest 2011

22 October 2011 7:09 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Jafar Panahi, This Is Not a Film AFI Fest 2011 has announced the list of movies screening in the festival's World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight and Shorts programs. Both World Cinema and Breakthrough feature numerous films having their U.S. premieres, including Chantal Akerman's Almayer's Folly, Jean-Marc Vallée's Café du Flore, Alexander Sokurov's Faust, in addition to the North American premiere of Alexandra-Therese Keining's (lesbian) romantic drama With Every Heartbeat. [Listed as a "World Premiere" in the AFI Fest 2011 press release, With Every Heartbeat was actually shown in Sweden last July.] Also of note are Joseph Cedar's Footnote, Israel's submission for the 2012 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award and the winner of the Best Screenplay Award at this year's Cannes Film Festival; Asghar Farhadi's Berlin Film Festival winner A Separation, Iran's submission for the 2012 Oscar; and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb and Jafar Panahi's This Is Not a Film, in which Panahi is shown at home while awaiting a ruling on his appeal against a six-year prison sentence. (A Tehran »

- Andre Soares

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Mumbai Film Festival Day 8: Chatrak and Conversation with Salim Ahamed, director, Abu

21 October 2011 5:43 AM, PDT | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

On the last day of the Mumbai Film Festival, I spotted Salim Ahamed, the director of Adaminte Makan Abu standing in a corner all by himself and the temptation to go chat with him (after having seen and praised the film here) was too much to resist. Aware of the problems language may pose, I walked upto him and was surprised when he agreed to spare some time. We were limited by his knowledge of Malayalam only and my lack of it, which prevented this from being a full-fledged interview. Nevertheless, here we go:

Salim Ahamed got the seed of the idea of the film while working in a travel

Salim Ahamed receiving the national award

agency ten years back. He had known right from his college days that he wanted to make films, but kept on working in sundry places after leaving college. He already has a bank of »

- Nandita Dutta

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This week's new film events

7 October 2011 4:07 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

BFI London Film Festival

Bearing in mind the state of Leicester Square right now (it's more of a construction site), and the cuts inflicted on British film in the past year, you could forgive the country's biggest film festival for toning things down a bit this year – except it hasn't. There's as much here as there ever was, from the rest of the world and, reassuringly, from Britain. It's heartening to see so many of our cherished auteurs back in action: Terence Davies (The Deep Blue Sea, which closes the festival); Andrea Arnold (her earthy take on Wuthering Heights); Michael Winterbottom (Trishna); Lynne Ramsay (We Need To Talk About Kevin), and Steve McQueen (Shame). And there are plenty here who could join their ranks, from as-yet-unknowns in the New British Cinema section to first-time directors Dexter Fletcher (Wild Bill) and Ralph Fiennes (Coriolanus).

From the international stage, there are recent »

- Steve Rose

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Cronenberg and Fiennes to be honoured at LFF

5 October 2011 5:46 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

David Cronenberg, the 1980s body horror auteur turned arthouse elder statesman, and the British actor turned director Ralph Fiennes are to be honoured by the BFI at this year's London film festival.

Both men will receive fellowships from the institute. Cronenberg's film A Dangerous Method is screening at the festival this year, as is Fiennes' directing debut, Coriolanus. The BFI also announced the nine-strong lineup of films which will compete for this year's best film prize, to be announced at an awards ceremony on 26 October.

Fiennes is perhaps best known for his Oscar-nominated turns in Schindler's List and The English Patient. He has become Hollywood's go-to guy for offbeat villainous roles, starring as the serial killer Francis Dolarhyde in 2002 Silence of the Lambs prequel Red Dragon and Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter films. Other roles include crusading widower Justin Quayle »

- Ben Child

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40th Fnc: Shame, Snowtown, Faust, A Separation and Guilty of Romance Among Festival Selections

27 September 2011 1:10 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Breaking out around the time where Nyff is on its last legs, Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinéma (October 12 to 23) kicks in with about four times the size in volume, and obviously more of an eclectic range. This year is the festival's big 40 - and for the occasion they've commissioned some of the names who've been a part of the festival to each contribute a short film in the context of what is being called the "Cartes Blanches" series. Denis Côté, Deco Dawson, Sophie Deraspe, Rodrigue Jean, Zacharias Kunuk, Marie Losier, Catherine Martin, Bruce McDonald, Théodore Ushev and Denis Villeneuve will each submit a four minute short. For their opening and closing festival items they've got the distinction of showing off Foreign Film Oscar selected items in Philippe Falardeau's Monsieur Lazhar and selected as the opener well before it was announced as France's submission for Oscar is Declaration of War by Valérie Donzelli. »

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The Festival du nouveau cinéma at 40 …like a vintage ruby-red wine, announces their 2011 line-up

27 September 2011 11:56 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


I will soon post a list of films I have already seen that I highly recommend as well as a list of my most anticipated films screening at this year’s Festival du Nouveau Cinema. For now here is the press release from the festival. Make sure you read carefully because there are a ton of great films to check out.

Montreal, Tuesday September 27, 2011– Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma will be celebrating its 40th edition from October 12 to 23. For the past 40 years, Canada’s oldest film festival has offered film buffs a selection of the year’s most exciting new films — a bold lineup with plenty of whimsical and surprising elements, but one that also turns its lens on social realities and the evolution of film and new technologies. Over the course of this year’s 11-day Festival, audiences of all ages can take in features and shorts, fiction films and documentaries, »

- Ricky

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Venice Film Festival Round-up

23 September 2011 1:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Simone Eder and Carlotta Corvi report from the Venice International Film Festival.

The 68th was certainly a memorable year with the overall quality of the films being very high and the films for the lineup well selected. Some films surprised while some films disappointed, and most of them will be talked about in the coming weeks and months.

Day 1

The longest running Film festival in the World kicked off its 68th Edition Festival at the Lido in Venice with the world premiere of George Clooney’s political drama The Ides of March starring Ryan Gosling, Clooney himself, Paul Giamatti and Phillip Seymour Hoffman,and was the first film shown in competition for the Golden Lion. Promoted as intense tale of sex, ambition, loyalty, betrayal and revenge the film was however less cynical and shocking than promised and contained a couple of weak plot points. The actors, especially the supporting cast, »

- Guest

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Russian critics brand Burnt By the Sun 2: Citadel 'inappropriate' for Oscar nomination race

21 September 2011 5:02 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Critics of Kremlin favourite Nikita Mikhalkov urge him to withdraw his box-office flop from Academy awards nominees list

As a film which bombed at the box office and was derided by critics, Burnt By the Sun 2: Citadel seems an unlikely pick for Oscar success. But when the final list of nominees is announced later this year, the Russian turkey will take its place alongside critically acclaimed golden eagles in the race for next year's Academy award for best foreign language film.

The selection of Nikita Mikhalkov's second world war epic – which will compete against Asghar Farhadi's Golden Bear winner A Separation and Cannes hit Declaration of War – has angered the Russian film community. Vladimir Menshov, the chairman of the country's Oscars committee, has publicly called on Mikhalkov to withdraw his film. Apart from anything else, he said, there was something "inappropriate" about the veteran film-maker, who is a member of the committee, »

- Ben Child

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Tiff 2011 – Eight Days In: Ricky D’s Blog Plus Nine More Reviews To Digest

16 September 2011 12:19 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Well the Toronto International Film Festival has provided another incredible lineup again this year. Among the best of the fest is Steve McQueen’s Shame (so far the best of the year), Lynne Ramsay’s We Need To Talk About Kevin and Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive. Sadly I had to cut my trip short by three days, so I will be missing some key films, including Ben Wheatley’s Kill List, Bela Tarr’s Turin Horse and Bruce McDonald’s Hard Core Logo 2. We still have plenty of reviews to come in the next few days so make sure to check back for more coverage.

Luckily for me I dodged all the movies that received unanimous negative feedback. Perhaps the six films that have been panned the most by critics and audiences alike are, Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz, Guy Maddin’s Keyhole, Madonna’s W.E., Joel Schumacher »

- Ricky

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Tiff 2011: Faust Review

14 September 2011 10:00 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Even if they've never read Goethe's Faust, most people are familiar with the concept of a "Faustian bargain".  The idea is that you sell your soul to get what you want.  Goethe's play centers on Doctor Faust who gains infinite knowledge and everything his heart desires in life in exchange for serving Mephistopheles (aka The Devil) in hell for all eternity.  It's an easy-to-understand premise that lends itself to interesting philosophical discussions and dramatic retellings.  Alexander Sokurov's new German-language adaptation will be appreciated by about 237 people on the planet.  To enjoy Sokurov's film, you must inhabit the highly-specific cross-section of Faust scholars, philosophy grad students, and fans of independent Russian cinema.  For everyone else who sees the movie, you will most likely be completely lost as you wade through moribund direction, lifeless surrealism, and characters who speak mostly in philosophical observations on the nature of man. Sokurov's film is »

- Matt Goldberg

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Putin Helped To Source Funding For Sokurov's Faust

13 September 2011 12:08 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin stepped in to help director Alexander Sokurov finance his critically-acclaimed Faust.

The Russian project, based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's play about a scholar who sells his soul to the devil, won over the jury at the Venice Film Festival in Italy and earned Sokurov the prestigious Golden Lion prize on Saturday, but the director admits Faust would never have been made if Putin had not offered his assistance following the global economic crisis of 2009.

The pair met to discuss the plans for the movie and Sokurov was shocked to receive an offer of $10.9 million (£6.8 million) from officials at the Fund for the Support of the Development of Mass Media just a month after their chat.

The filmmaker tells Afp, "The film would not have seen the light if Putin had not found the funding.

"I was astonished and never understood why Putin, who has never been a friend of mine, decided to support the film... (He) expressed only one wish: that the feature film, shot in German, should be a Russian production." »

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