15 items from 2011
"The mammoth Toronto International Film Festival unveiled the last of its 2011 lineup today, with added titles to its Masters section," reports indieWIRE's Brian Brooks. "Additionally, the event announced more selections for its Maverick series and Discovery program." We'll get to the Mavericks and Discoveries, but first, an overview of the complete Masters lineup:
Chantal Akerman's Almayer's Folly (La Folie Almayer). Tiff: "Somewhere in South-East Asia, in a little lost village on a wide and turbulent river, a European man clings to his pipe dreams out of love for his daughter. Working freely from Joseph Conrad's debut novel, Akerman tells the story of a trader in 1950s Malaysia whose dreams of a Western life for his Malay daughter slowly lead to destruction. A quest for the absolute, a story of passion and madness." Here are a few images.
The Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) released ten more titles for their incredible Masters programme, check out this wonderful list of films from some of the finest filmmakers around the globe. It is sure to excite cinaestes, and induce insane jealousy in those of us film fanatics who are unable to attend. Joining the already announced Hard Core Logo II (Canadian auteur Bruce McDonald), Pina (the legendary Wim Wenders), and This Is Not A Film (Iranian New Wave iconoclast Jafar Panahi) will be the following, all but one making their North American premieres -Almayer's Folly (La Folie Almayer) Chantal Akerman, Belgium/France Somewhere in South-East Asia, in a little lost village on a wide and turbulent river, a European man clings to his pipe dreams »
After four separate announcements (here, here, here and here), the Toronto International Film Festival has rounded out their official line-up with the final slate. The big films from their Masters line-up includes Cannes favorites Le Havre, The Kid with the Bike, Once Upon A Time in Anatolia and Restless. We also getting the Sundance hit Pariah. Check out the last round of films below and head over here to see the entire schedule.
North American Premiere
Somewhere in South-East Asia, in a little lost village on a wide and turbulent river, a European man clings to his pipe dreams out of love for his daughter. Working freely from Joseph Conrad’s debut novel, Akerman tells the story of a trader in 1950s Malaysia whose dreams of a Western life for his Malay daughter slowly lead to destruction. A quest for the absolute, »
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Even when you include Gus Van Sant's Restless, there are no surprises this morning with the names mentioned in the Masters programme finally released today. From Cannes, Aki Kaurismäki, the Dardennes, Bruno Dumont, Robert Guédiguian and a must-see masterwork from Nuri Bilge Ceylan make the cut, while from the upcoming Venice film festival we'll be heavily inclined to see Chantal Akerman's Almayer's Folly and Alexander Sokurov wrap up his trilogy of films about 20th-century rulers with Faust (see fresh face actress above). Completing the list of 13, Tiff has programmed Berlin's The Turin Horse and the family film from Hirokazu Kore-eda that will have competed at San Sebastian. Almayer's Folly (La Folie Almayer) Chantal Akerman, Belgium/France North American Premiere Somewhere in South-East Asia, in a little lost village on a wide and turbulent river, a European man clings to his pipe dreams out of love for his daughter. »
Highlights for this year's Viennale will include tributes to both Harry Belafonte and Jeremy Thomas, as well as a retrospective of Chantal Akerman's work. The Viennale has also announced their first list of titles for their film programs, which include Akerman's new film "La Folie Almayer," Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive," and Alex Ross Perry's "The Color Wheel." The 2011 Viennale will take place from October 20 to November 2. Selections »
Hot on the heels of the release of the first wave of films announced to screen at the Toronto Film Festival, comes the main lineup for the 68th Venice Film Festival, which runs from August 31 to September 10. There are a few highly anticipated films that appear here that are not yet scheduled for Tiff including the spy thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy from Let the Right One In director Tomas Alfredson. Also on the list is Roman Polanski‘s Carnage and the latest film from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, whose film Dogtooth made our best end year list both in 2009 and 2010. Personally my most anticipated film is A Dangerous Method by my favourite filmmaker David Cronenberg.
Check out the full list is after the break.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Tomas Alfredson (UK, Germany)
Texas Killing Fields, »
This year’s line-up for the 68th Venice Film Festival, taking place between 31st August and 10th September, has been announced by the festival’s official website, and as expected, it’s more than a little bit fantastic, with a brilliant line-up of films set to screen in Italy.
The list, as you can imagine, is a bit of a long one, so I’ve highlighted some of the hottest tipped to look out for beneath. Playing in competition will be:
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, directed by Tomas Alfredson Wuthering Heights, directed by Andrea Arnold Texas Killing Fields, directed by Ami Canaan Mann The Ides of March, directed by George Clooney Quando La Notte, directed by Cristina Comencini Terraferma, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Just a few days after Tiff had announced its first 50 films from this year’s festival slate, the Venice Film Festival has announced their own lineup, and I must say, it’s one hell of a collective.
Criterion Collection nuts will have a field day here, as various directors from the collection will be bringing their new films to Italy this year.
First up, in competition, David Cronenberg will be taking his new film, A Dangerous Method, to Venice this year, making it one of the bigger fall festival season players this year. Steve McQueen’s Shame will play this year, as will Andrea Arnold’s (Fish Tank) Wuthering Heights. Roman Polanski will debut his latest film, Carnage, at Venice this year, as will Todd Solondz, who brings Dark Horse this year.
- Joshua Brunsting
Carnage, A Dangerous Method, and the remaining film lineup for the 2011 Venice Film Festival has been announced. The 68th Annual Venice Film Festival “is the oldest film festival in the world. Founded by Count Giuseppe Volpi in 1932 as the “Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica”, the festival has since taken place every year in late August or early September on the island of the Lido, Venice, Italy. Screenings take place in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi. It is one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals and is part of the Venice Biennale, a major biennial exhibition and festival for contemporary art.”
The 2011 Venice Film Festival will take place from August 31, 2011 to September 10, 2011. The full listing of the film lineup for the 2011 Venice Film Festival is below.
Venice 2011 Competition
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Tomas Alfredson (UK, Germany)
The 68th Venice Film Festival has unveiled this years line-up of movies that will show during the festival which takes place from August 31st to September 10th. Judging by the line-up it looks like the 70s are back, with new films from directors that caused a huge splash during that decade, including David Cronenberg, William Friedkin and Abel Ferrara… The full line-up:
The Ides Of March, George Clooney (Us) Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Tomas Alfredson (UK, Germany) Wuthering Heights, Andrea Arnold (UK) Texas Killing Fields, Ami Canaan Maan (Us) (second work) Quando La Notte, Cristina Comencini (Italy) Terraferma, Emanuele Crialese (Italy/France) A Dangerous Method, David Cronenberg (Germany/Canada) 4:44 Last Day On Earth, Abel Ferrara (Us) Killer Joe, William Friedkin (Us) Un Ete Brulant, Philippe Garrel (France/Italy/Switzerland) A Simple Life (Taojie), Ann Hui (China/Hong Kong) The Exchange (Hahithalfut), Eran Kolirin (Israel) (second work) Alps (Alpeis),Yorgos Lanthimos (Greece) Shame, »
Hot on the heels of the release of a massive batch of films  that will appear in the Toronto Film Festival, we've got the main lineup for the 68th Venice Film Festival, which runs from August 31 to September 10. We knew that George Clooney's The Ides of March would open the fest (the trailer premiered last night and you can see it here ) and this list confirms quite a few films that we imagined would be playing Venice. Our very much anticipated spy thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy from Let the Right One In director Tomas Alfredson is on the list, as is Roman Polanski's tense closed-room drama Carnage, starring Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz. And there is Alps, the second film from polarizing Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, whose film Dogtooth shocked, entertained and angered festival audiences in 2009. The full list is after the break. »
- Russ Fischer
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The Venice Film Festival unveiled its full line up this morning, programming a number of big-ticket titles with serious awards dreams.
As expected, there is overlap between the 68th Venice Fest and the first wave of films announced for the Toronto International Film Festival, from Madonna’s King Edward VIII drama “W.E.” to David Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method.” But Venice also boasts a few films that Tiff does not have on its schedule … yet. That would be Tomas Alfredson’s anticipated “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” and Roman Polanski’s “Carnage.”
The fest will open on Aug. 31 with the world premiere of George Clooney’s political drama “The Ides of March.” We have a full roster of films in and out of competition for the Venice Film Festival below:
Venice 2011 Competition
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Tomas Alfredson (UK, »
- Sean O'Connell
The Venice Film Festival rolled out its lineup this morning. There are 22 films in competition. Five are directed (or co-directed) by women. That's 23% Wuthering Heights, Andrea Arnold (U.K.) Texas Killing Fields, Ami Canaan Mann (U.S.) Chicken With Plums, Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud (France, Belgium, Germany) A Simple Life, Ann Hui (China, Hk) Quando la Notte, Cristina Comencini Out of competition - there are 22 films. Five are directed (or co-directed) by women. That's 23% La Folie Almayer, Chantal Akerman (Belgium, France) The Moth Diaries, Mary Harron (Canada, Ireland) W.E., Madonna (U.K.) La Cle des chants, Claude Nuridsany, Marie… »
I always find it interesting to see what Toronto International Film Festival gets compared to Venice. There is certainly some crossover for the latter fest that begins a few days before Toronto, but Venice will usually get a handful of exclusive premieres. We already got Toronto’s initial line-up, and now Deadline reports on Venice.
At first glance, they are getting the big premiere of Tomas Alfredson‘s Let The Right One In follow-up, the spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. They also get Andrea Arnold‘s Fish Tank follow-up Wuthering Heights, as well as Ami Canaan Maan‘s debut Texas Killing Fields. Yorgos Lanthimos‘ Dogtooth follow-up Alps will be premiered there as well, along with Roman Polanski‘s Carnage. Steven Soderbergh‘s Contagion and Madonna‘s W.E. will be showing out of competition. Check out the solid list below.
- Jordan Raup
The line-up for the 2011 Venice Film Festival was unveiled a little earlier today and this year’s edition looks particularly stacked on the English-language side of things with a large number of dramatic outputs from the U.K. and U.S.
Dozens and dozens of high-intrigue fare are set to be premiering over the two week event which kicks off proceedings on August 31st with the George Clooney directed political thriller The Ides of March as an in-competition film. A trailer was released last night and you can see it Here.
The other big headliners include;
Working Title’s attempt to bring the classic John Le Carre novel Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy to the big screen for the first time (though there was an amazing 70′s t.v. series with Alec Guinness that this film will need to go to some quality to beat) has been on our radar every »
- Matt Holmes
15 items from 2011
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