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Right, another few suggestions / tips for the Cork Film Festival which is quickly coming to an end. First up… Our Life tells the story of a man who has it all, kids and a wife who is pregnant with their third, except a dramatic event get’s in the way of the happy bliss. Elio Germano picked up the Best Actor trophy at this years Cannes for his performance here. Our Life is showing tonight, 830pm at the Cork Opera House. Buy tickets here. For the music fans, and more importantly fans of The Kinks, Do It Again will be a must see. Featuring the likes of Sting and Paul Weller, Do It Again follows a newspaper reporter called Geoff Edgers. Said Mr.Edgers sets out to the find the still breathing members of The Kinks and attempts to convince them to reunite! Gate Cinema – 2:30pm. Buy tickets here. »
- email@example.com (Vic Barry)
Fugitive director's The Ghost nets seven nominations including best film, though Polanski is unlikely to travel to the Tallinn ceremony
The controversy surrounding his past may have dwindled in recent months, but the plaudits keep on coming. Roman Polanski is leading the charge for the European film awards after his film The Ghost picked up seven nominations ahead of the ceremony in December.
Polanski himself is up for the best director award while his star, Ewan McGregor, will vie for best actor with Submarino's Jakob Cedergren, Our Life's Elio Germano, If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle's George Pistereanu and Cell 211's Luis Tosar. The Ghost, which was titled The Ghost Writer outside the UK, will also mount a challenge in the best film category.
Polanski is unlikely to attend the ceremony in Tallinn as he fears extradition to the Us on sex charges dating back to 1978. When »
- Ben Child
Ewan McGregor in Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer (top); Samuel Maoz's Lebanon (upper middle); Sibel Kekilli in Feo Aladag's When We Leave (lower middle); Elio Germano in Daniele Luchetti's Our Life (bottom) At the 2010 Seville European Film Festival, the European Film Academy and Efa Productions announced the nominations for this year's European Film Awards. Among the nominees are Semih Kaplanoglu's Berlin Film Festival winner Bal / Honey, Roman Polanski's thriller The Ghost Writer, Juan José Campanella's Oscar-winning Argentinean-Spanish co-production The Secret in Their Eyes, and Fatih Akin's comedy Soul Kitchen. (See full list below.) Now, (an unknown percentage of) the more than 2,300 Efa members will vote for the winners. Those will be announced at the European Film Awards ceremony on Dec. 4 in Tallinn, Estonia. European Film Awards 2010 Nominations European Film 2010: Bal (Honey), Turkey/Germany directed by Semih Kaplanoglu written by Semih Kaplanoglu »
- Andre Soares
Empire has provided us with the first trailer for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu‘s Biutiful, which has still yet to pick up a U.S. distributor. (However, the report says a January 2011 release has been finalized in the UK.) Javier Bardem, who stars in the film, shared the Best Actor prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival with Elio Germano (La Nostra Vita). Although the film did open up to somewhat mixed reviews, Bardem‘s performance seemed to be praised in all corners, leading one to believe that he will probably be in Oscar contention.
Both of Inarritu‘s Oscar nominations to date were for his powerful film Babel, so expectations for Biutiful are rightfully high. Be sure to give the trailer a watch below, which combines images from the film with a rather long voice-over narration.
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- Danny King
Javier Bardem in Biutiful A pair of trailers recently debuted as Empire is the first on the scene with an international trailer for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Biutiful starring Javier Bardem. Biutiful debuted at Cannes this year and is still yet to be picked up by a domestic distributor, but it was one of my favorite films from this year's festival. Certainly, like other Inarritu films it is still a downer, but the film beautifully bookends itself giving viewers more than depression to hold on to as they leave the theater. In my review from Cannes I opened with: Cancer, child abuse, drugs, exploited Chinese workers and more are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the misery writer-director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Biutiful inflicts on its characters. However, the upside to this story is the light that comes out of the darkness, something I would say is a »
- Brad Brevet
Well, after about two weeks, the Cannes Film Festival has just come to a close, and the jury has come in with what they think are the best of the best from this year’s festival.
Jury head Tim Burton and company have come in, and it appears as though they’ve picked some interesting choices. The Palme d’Or went to Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s film Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall His Past Lives. The film beat out Xavier Beauvois’ Of God And Men, with the latter garnering the most buzz as a possible Best Foreign Film Oscar contender this year. Big names have taken home the top acting prizes, with Javier Bardem and Juliette Binoche taking home best actor and actress for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s polarizing Biutiful and Abbas Kiarostami’s beloved Certified Copy respectfully. The final big award was also quite a shocking pick, as Best Director »
- Joshua Brunsting
The consensus seems to be that Cannes 2010 was far from a stellar year. But the competition produced a bewitching Palme d'Or winner, there were frequent gems elsewhere, and flashes of real social engagement from the likes of Jean-Luc Godard and Lucy Walker
• Peter Bradshaw's full review of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Cannes 2010 may have been a non-vintage year in many ways, but it yielded a glorious Palme d'Or winner in the form of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, by the Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, an utterly beguiling film, bewitchingly mysterious and strange in his distinctive manner, and unselfconsciously yet unapologetically spiritual – a spirituality that the director quietly offers as an alternative to the belligerent nationalism and factious politics for which Thailand is now in the news.
It is a compassionate film that combines gentle comedy with fantasy and offers a transcendental vision of love, »
- Peter Bradshaw
There's always one film you regret not having managed to catch at the Cannes film festival. Guess which one I missed this year
There is a type of smile that I only seem to witness during the last few days of the Cannes film festival, when the seances are almost done and talk turns to the possible prize-winners. It is a smile that attempts to make light of an acute anxiety. It is weak, watery, slightly curdled round the edges. It is the Smile of the Critic Who Suspects They Might Have Missed This Year's Palme d'Or Winner.
Here is how it happens. The festival schedules so many screenings that it is all but impossible to see every film from the main competition unless you jettison everything else (interviews, special events, filing copy, the films in sidebar competitions, sleeping). So you make semi-educated guesses and simply roll the dice. And inevitably, »
- Xan Brooks
The 2010 Cannes Film Festival ended Sunday with joy and relief as Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recalls His Past Lives (pictured) picked up the prestigious Palme d'Or. In a competition that was viewed as both disappointing and unpredictable, the Thai ghost film was a favorite among critics, especially over Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Biutiful, which some thought might take the top award. Inarritu's film did at least have half a winner in star Javier Bardem, who shared the Best Actor prize with Italian actor Elio Germano, of La Nostra Vita. Juliette Binoche won Best Actress for Kiarostami's Certified Copy, which she accepted while holding a sign supporting Iranian prisoner Jafar Panahi. "I hope he will be here next year," she said.
Rounding out the in competition awards, Matthieu Amalric, who is best known as an actor, won Best Director for his Tournee (On Tour), while Of God and Men »
- Christopher Campbell
With less than an hour to go, here are my predictions for tonight's big winners. - With less than an hour to go, here are my predictions for tonight's big winners. Palme d’Or: “Certified Copy,” Abbas Kiarostami Runner Up: “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives,” Apichatpong Weerasethakul Comments: My head says Abbas and his highly likable film might grab top honors - becoming a personal and political victory. This would be his second. Taste of Cherry was his first. If the jury is in a risk-taking mode, they would go with Weerasethakul's film, which I have instead placed in 3rd. Grand Prix: “Of Gods and Men,” Xavier Beauvois Runner Up: Of Gods and Men,” Xavier Beauvois Comments: Just caught the film less than an hour ago, my feeling is this is a perfect 2nd place finisher. Jury Prize: &ldquo »
A scene from Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Photo: I am sitting in the Nice airport on my way out of France and back to Seattle and as I was doing that the Cannes Film Festival was handing out its top awards. Today I caught my final screening before heading to the airport as I had not yet seen Xavier Beauvois's Of Gods and Men and with it looking to be one of the frontrunners for the Palme d'Or I figured I had better give it a watch. Well, it seems I went to the wrong screening as Apichatpong's Weerasethakul's Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives took the fest's top award with Gods serving as the runner-up taking the Grand Prix award.
I did not see Uncle Boonmee, but heard some pretty crazy things such as a woman making love to a catfish (literally »
- Brad Brevet
• Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul wins top prize at Cannes with Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
• Grand Prix goes to Des Hommes et des Deux
• Mathieu Amalric wins best director
• Juliette Binoche wins best actress
• Jarvier Bardem and Elio Germano share best actor
6.33pm: We're going short and to the point for this year's Cannes live blog. Word has just come in that the Jury prize goes to Un Homme qui Crie (A Screaming Man) - Chad's much-applauded entry
6.38pm: Another big shock: Mathieu Amalric takes best director for Tournee
6.40pm: Best screenplay goes to Poetry
6.47pm: Our sources at the Palais inform us Binoche is holding up a sign protesting against the imprisonment of Iranian director Jafar Panahi
6.50pm: Best actor: Jarvier Bardem for Biutiful.
6.55pm: Word has come in »
- Catherine Shoard
Palme d'Or (Golden Palm): "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand)
Grand Prize: "Of Gods and Men" by Xavier Beauvois (France)
Jury Prize: "A Screaming Man" by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad)
Best Director: Mathieu Amalric for "On Tour" (France)
Best Screenplay: Lee Chang-Dong, "Poetry" (Korea)
Camera d'Or (first-time director): "Ano Bisiesto" by Michael Rowe (Mexico)
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- Michael Stevens
hollywoodnews.com: Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” won the Festival de Cannes’ top honor, the Palme d’Or, as the 63rd annual Festival de Cannes wrapped Sunday night.
Charlotte Gainsbourg, the lead actress of the closing film, ‘The Tree’, made the presentation of the ultimate award. The winner declared: “This Palme is very important for the history of Thailand and the Thai people.” He thanked, “the spirits and ghosts of Thailand,” who allowed him to be where he was today, as well as his parents, who, 30 years ago took him to a small cinema.
See the list of the winners of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival below:
Palme d’Or: ‘Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives’
Grand Prix: ‘Of Gods »
The 63rd edition of the Cannes Film Festival wrapped up this evening in France with Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (pictured) taking the coveted Palme d’Or. Other winners include Xavier Beauvois’s Of God and Men receiving the Grand Prix, Mathieu Amalric winning Best Director for Tournee, Juliette Binoche was awarded Best Actress for Certified Copy and in a tie Javier Bardem (Biutiful) and Elio Germano (La Nostra Vita) won Best Actor. See full list of winners below. Palme d’Or: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul Grand Prix (runner-up): Des Hommes Et Des Dieux (Of God and Men), directed by Xavier Beauvois Prix de la Mise en »
- Jason Guerrasio
Cannes Film Festival 2010: Full List Of Winners Palme d’Or (Top Prize) Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul Grand Prix (Runner-Up) Des Hommes Et Des Dieux, directed by Xavier Beauvois Prix de la Mise en Scene (Best Director) Mathieu Amalric for Tournée Prix du Scenario (Best Screenplay) Poetry by Lee Chang-dong Camera d’Or (Best First Feature) Año Bisiesto, directed by Michael Rowe Prix du Jury (Jury Prize) A Screaming Man, directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun Prix d’interpretation feminine (Best Actress) Juliette Binoche for Certified Copy Prix d’interpretation masculine (Best Actor) (tied) Javier Bardem for Biutiful (tied) Elio Germano for La Nostra Vita Palme d’Or (Short Film) Chienne d’Histoire, directed by Serge Avedikian (Previously Announced) Un Certain [...] »
- Nikki Finke
The Cannes Film Festival juries handed out their awards Sunday. Competition jury president Tim Burton announced the winner of the Palme d'Or: the complex critics' fave from Thailand, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. The runner-up Grand Prix prize went to Of God and Men, directed by Xavier Beauvois. In a sign that the jury was not unanimous in support of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Biutiful (comme tout le monde), the best actor prize was shared by Biutiful's Javier Bardem and Elio Germano for La Nostra Vita. Mike Leigh's well-reviewed Another Year was shut out of the awards, as best actress went to Juliette Binoche for Abbas Kiarostami's Certified Copy, rather than Lesley Manville. Best director was a surprise: French actor-turned-director »
With less than an hour to go, here are my predictions for tonight's big winners. Palme d’Or: “Certified Copy,” Abbas Kiarostami Runner Up: “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives,” Apichatpong Weerasethakul Comments: My head says Abbas and his highly likable film might grab top honors - becoming a personal and political victory. This would be his second. Taste of Cherry was his first. If the jury is in a risk-taking mode, they would go with Weerasethakul's film, which I have instead placed in 3rd. Grand Prix: “Of Gods and Men,” Xavier Beauvois Runner Up: Of Gods and Men,” Xavier Beauvois Comments: Just caught the film less than an hour ago, my feeling is this is a perfect 2nd place finisher. Jury Prize: “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives,” Apichatpong Weerasethakul Runner Up: Mike Leigh, “Another Year” Comments: The critic's favorite is perhaps the most ambitious »
Deadline Hollywood has just posted the winners of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival!
The big winner was "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives," directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
There was only one American film in competition at Cannes this year and it did not end up winning any awards.
Here are the winners:
Cannes Film Festival 2010 Winners
Palme d’Or (Top Prize)
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Grand Prix (Runner-Up)
Prix de la Mise en Scene (Best Director)
Prix du Scenario (Best Screenplay)
Poetry by Lee Chang-dong
Camera d’Or (Best First Feature)
Prix du Jury (Jury Prize)
A Screaming Man directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Prix d’interpretation feminine (Best Actress)
Prix d »
Italian actress Ornella Muti waves to people as she arrives for the screening of the movie 'La Nostra Vita' (Our Life) during the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, 20 May 2010. The movie by Italian director Daniele Luchetti is presented in competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2010, running from 12 to 23 May. Epa/Guillaume Horcajuelo Italian director of National Museum of Cinema and Jury member Alberto Barbera (L) and Italian actress and Jury member Giovanna Mezzogiorno (R) arrive for the screening of the movie 'La Nostra Vita' (Our Life) during the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, 20 May 2010. The movie by Italian director Daniele Luchetti is presented in competition at the Cannes Film »
- James Wray
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