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Godard on Godard Biopic: ‘Stupid, Stupid Idea.’ But the Show Goes On

29 March 2017 8:58 AM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

From Michel Hazanavicius, director of ‘The Artist.’

Jean-Luc Godard is no less than one of the five most influential filmmakers in the history of the medium. He’s best known as the figurehead of the French New Wave, but that’s a movement that’s been over nearly a half century now, and point of fact the overwhelming majority of Godard’s 124 directing credits come after the Fnw. He’s a man who started a movement and then was somewhat forced to remain in its shadow. There’s a feeling of old cinema — perhaps “classic” is the word — to the director’s oeuvre, but in truth Godard has always been at the forefront of cinematic experimentation no matter what the year or movement du jour, he’s always put innovation ahead of traditional storytelling. This is the man, after all, who gave us the famous quote: “A story should have a beginning, a »

- H. Perry Horton

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First Teaser Trailer for Hazanavicius' 'Redoubtable' Introduces Godard

29 March 2017 8:40 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Time for a nice Cannes tease. French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius (of The Artist, The Search) has premiered the first teaser trailer for his next film, titled Redoubtable, telling a story about the 1960s love affair between filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard and 17-year-old actress Anne Wiazemsky. The film takes place during the making of and release of Godard's film La Chinoise, from 1967 to 1968. Featuring Louis Garrel as Godard and Stacy Martin (from Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac) as Wiazemsky. The cast includes Louis Garrel, Bérénice Bejo, and Grégory Gadebois. This is likely going to show up at Cannes, which is why there's so much hype around it already. This is just a quick first look, but I'm intrigued to see more. Here's the first teaser trailer for Michel Hazanavicius' Redoubtable, found on Facebook (via Tfs): C'est mon anniversaire aujourd'hui, ça me fait plaisir de poster le premier teaser de mon prochain film Le Redoutable. »

- Alex Billington

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‘Redoubtable’ Teaser: Michel Hazanavicius Takes on the Life of Jean-Luc Godard in New Drama

29 March 2017 7:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Director Michel Hazanavicius has unveiled the first teaser for his upcoming romance drama “Redoubtable.” In his latest project, the filmmaker behind the Oscar darling “The Artist” takes on the life of legendary French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard, who has created iconic masterpieces such as “Breathless” and “A Woman Is a Woman.” Godard is portrayed by Louis Garrel (“The Dreamers,” “Love Songs,” “The Beautiful Person”).

Read More: Louis Garrel Channels Jean-Luc Godard In First Pics From Michel Hazanavicius’ Romance ‘Redoubtable’

Based on the autobiography “Un An Après” by Anne Wiazemsky, the biopic centers around the romance that flourished between her and Godard when they were making the 1967 film “La Chinoise.” They married shortly after and collaborated on “Week End” and “Sympathy for the Devil” before divorcing in 1979.

Read More: Academy Award-Winner Michel Hazanavicius’s 5 Tips for Filmmakers

Wiazemsky is played by “Nymphomaniac” actress Stacy Martin. The film also stars Hazanavicius’ wife Bérénice Bejo, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Jean-Luc Godard Speaks Out in First Teaser for Michel Hazanavicius’ ‘Redoutable’

29 March 2017 5:31 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

While Jean-Luc Godard is currently working on his next feature film, the legendary director will also be the subject of a new biopic this year. After taking on the silent era with his Best Picture-winning The ArtistMichel Hazanavicius followed it up with the little-seen The Search, and now he’s back, portraying the French New Wave icon in Redoubtable.

Featuring Louis Garrel as Godard and Stacy Martin as Anne Wiazemsky, the film depicts their relationship within the director’s late-60s “revolutionary period,” beginning with the production of his Mao-centered La Chinoise. Based on Wiazemsky’s memoirs Un An Après, the first teaser has now landed, which takes on a Godard-esqe color palette before introducing our lead. (Sorry, no subtitles yet.)

Considering how little Godard himself approves of the idea of the film — “Oh, to even hear about it do not want to! I do not like it. Although, »

- Jordan Raup

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Louis Garrel Is Jean-Luc Godard In First Teaser For Michel Hazanavicius’ ‘Redoubtable’

29 March 2017 5:03 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The speculation around which movies will hit the Cannes Film Festival continues to swirl, but one picture almost everyone agrees will land on the Croisette is Michel Hazanavicius‘ “Redoubtable.” The director has experienced both dizzying highs (“The Artist“) and tremendous lows (“The Search“) at the festival, but with this new project taking on the life of French cinema treasure Jean-Luc Godard, it’s almost inconceivable to think the movie might premiere elsewhere.

Continue reading Louis Garrel Is Jean-Luc Godard In First Teaser For Michel Hazanavicius’ ‘Redoubtable’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Cannes: New Films From Todd Haynes, Sofia Coppola Expected; Will Brad Pitt Return to the Croisette?

22 March 2017 4:02 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled,” Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck,” Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja” with Jake Gyllenhaal, and John Cameron Mitchell’s “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” with Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning are strongly tipped to world premiere as official selections of the 70th edition of Cannes Film Festival.

Although Netflix has acquired films from Cannes in the past (including 2016 Camera d’Or winner “Divines”), “Okja” could be the first project produced by the company to bow in Cannes. “Okja” also attracted the support of Brad Pitt’s Plan B as a producer. Korean stylist Joon-ho’s film “Mother” premiered in Cannes in 2009.

In terms of pedigree and timing, “The Beguiled” couldn’t be better situated. Coppola is a Cannes vet after premiering “The Bling Ring” in 2013 and “Marie Antoinette” in 2006, and Focus plans to release the Civil War-set film June 23 in the U.S. A re-adaptation of Thomas Cullen »

- Elsa Keslassy and Peter Debruge

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FilMart: Contents Panda Picks Up Disney’s ‘My Little Brother’

12 March 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“My Little Brother,” the first Korean-language title picked up for local distribution by Walt Disney, will be handled in other markets by Contents Panda, the international sales arm of Next Entertainment World.

Previously known as “Yes, Family,” the family drama is directed by multihyphenate script editor-turned-director Ma Dae-yun. The story revolves around three siblings who encounter their previously unknown youngest brother. Opening in Korea on Feb. 15, the picture made a total of $302,000.

Contents Panda is also giving launches at FilMart to two new genre titles: “Villainess,” a mystery actioner by “Confession of Murder” director Jung Byung-gil; and horror “the Mimic,” by “Hide and Seek” director Huh Jung.

Currently in production, “Villainess” is the story of a woman raised as a killer and stars Kim Ok-vin as the title character. Set for a summer release in Korea, ”The Mimic” is currently in post-production. “Mimic” tells the story of a mysterious creature »

- Sonia Kil

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‘Elle’ Star Isabelle Huppert Wins Best Actress, Xavier Dolan Wins Best Director at France’s Cesar Awards

24 February 2017 3:01 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert won best actress at the 42nd Cesar Awards, the country’s top film prize.

Out of 16th Cesar nominations, Huppert had only won once for her performance in Claude Chabrol’s “La Ceremonie.”

Huppert has been on a laureled path since “Elle” competed at Cannes: she notably won the Golden Globe award. Set in France and produced by Said Ben Said and Michel Merkt, “Elle” has been described as a powerful rape-revenge thriller laced with dark humor. The movie was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics at Cannes.

The biggest surprise of the night was Xavier Dolan winning best director and editing with “It’s Only The End of the World” which also earned Gaspard Ulliel the best actor prize. Dolan is currently shooting “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan” in Prague.

Dolan won over Paul Verhoeven (“Elle”), Houda Benyamina (“Divines”), François Ozon (“Frantz »

- Elsa Keslassy

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George Clooney Encourages Us "Not to Let Hate Win" in His Anti-Trump Césars Speech

24 February 2017 2:55 PM, PST | | See recent Popsugar news »

George Clooney was given an honorary award at the César Awards in Paris on Friday, and used his time on stage to address the "hate" and "fear" being propagated by Us President Donald Trump. After making a stunning arrival on the red carpet with his pregnant wife, Amal, George was joined onstage by The Artist star Jean Dujardin, who translated his words to French (the César Awards are the French equivalent of the Oscars). He urged the audience "not to confuse dissent with disloyalty," adding, "As citizens of the world, we're going to have to work harder and harder not to let hate win." George told the crowd to "love Trump's hate, courage Trump's fear, and always right Trump's wrongs." Also during his speech, George alluded to Amal's pregnancy with twins - his mom recently spilled the beans that they're having a boy and a girl - saying that he is "excited about the years, »

- Brittney Stephens

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Cesar Awards: George Clooney Urges Audience "Not to Let Hate Win" in Anti-Trump Speech

24 February 2017 4:57 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Receiving an honorary award at the 42nd annual Cesar ceremony in Paris on Friday night, George Clooney used the occasion to speak out against the "hate" and "fear" promulgated by U.S. President Donald Trump, warning the audience "not to confuse dissent with disloyalty" and asserting that "we cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home."

In a speech that was both serious and sometimes humorous, the actor was accompanied onstage by Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist), who offered up an impromptu, sometimes off-kilter translation of Clooney's words.

After thanking the French Academy and speaking about his "fascination" for the »

- Jordan Mintzer

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“Men are always better paid than women” – Sweet Dreams star Berenice Bejo on gender inequality in cinema

22 February 2017 7:11 AM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Stefan Pape

Every year HeyUGuys are fortunate enough to be invited to a long-weekend in Paris to interview some of the industry’s finest performers (stay tuned for our feature with Isabelle Huppert next week) – and this year we had the pleasure of meeting Berenice Bejo, in the French capital to promote her latest endeavour, Sweet Dreams.

After spending time discussing her role in the Marco Bellocchio production, and her love for Italian cinema – she then went on to discuss the role of women in the film industry, and her disdain at the financial inequality between the sexes. She also goes on to discuss her role in her husband Michel Hazanavicius’ latest, the Godard biopic Redoubtable, and just how often she and her partner help each other in their respective careers.

So what’s your relationship with Italian cinema?

I have a very strong relationship with Italian cinema, because »

- Stefan Pape

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James Cromwell Joins Universal’s ‘Jurassic World’ Sequel

16 February 2017 3:02 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

James Cromwell, currently starring in HBO’s “The Young Pope,” has been cast in Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s “Jurassic World” sequel.

The studio is keeping details about Cromwell’s character information under wraps. “Jurassic World” generated $1.67 billion worldwide in 2015 — the fourth-best grosser of all time, trailing only “Avatar,” “Titanic” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”


Summer Box Office is Second Biggest in History Thanks to ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Avengers’

Cromwell joins Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, who are reprising their roles, along with Toby Jones and Justice Smith. Shooting begins next month with “A Monster Calls” director J.A. Bayona helming.

Universal has already set a June 22, 2018, release date for the untitled project, where it has no competition. “Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow wrote the script with Derek Connolly.

Producers are Frank Marshall, Pat Crowley, and Belen Atienza. Steven Spielberg and Trevorrow are exec producing. VP Sara Scott »

- Dave McNary

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Hollywood Veteran James Cromwell In For Jurassic World 2

16 February 2017 12:07 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

James Cromwell, best known for his roles in The Artist and FX’s American Horror Story, has closed a deal to join Jurassic World 2 – and not a moment too soon.

After all, it was only yesterday when we brought you the news that Universal’s monstrous sequel was gearing up to enter production in earnest, after series veteran Frank Marshall Tweeted out a brief status update from his HQ in London. The English capital will prove to be one of three major filming locations for Jurassic World 2, given Universal has also earmarked Wales and Hawaii, which is becoming an increasingly popular destination for Aaa Hollywood productions.

In light of today’s last-minute coup, Cromwell, whose role is total mystery at the time of writing, now joins franchise mascots Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard – sans high heels – Rafe Spall, Sherlock‘s Toby Jones, Daniella Pineda and The Get Down breakout Justice Smith. »

- Michael Briers

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Berenice Bejo Joins Indian Star Dhanush in Ken Scott’s ‘Journey’ (Exclusive)

8 February 2017 7:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Berenice Bejo, the Oscar-nominated actress of “The Artist,” is set to star in “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir,” an adventure-fantasy film directed by “Starbuck” helmer Ken Scott. TF1 Studio is selling the film.

One of the most ambitious English-language titles on the slate of the recently rebranded TF1 Studios, “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir” will also topline Indian star Dhanush, Erin Moriarty, Barkhad Abdi, Laurent Lafitte, and Abel Jafri.

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir” was initially set to be directed by “Persepolis” helmer Marjane Satrapi. Scott came on board a few months ago to rework the script and direct the movie, which is scheduled to begin shooting in May in Mumbai, Paris, Brussels, and Rome.

The pic is based on Romain Puértolas’ bestselling debut novel, “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe,” which came out in 2014 and has been translated into 35 languages. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Jean Dujardin Signs With CAA (Exclusive)

3 February 2017 7:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Jean Dujardin has moved from Wme to CAA, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

As the silent screen idol in 2011’s The Artist, he became the first French actor to win the Academy Award for best leading actor, to go with similar accolades from the SAG Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, Independent Spirit Awards and the Cannes Film Festival.

Since then, Dujardin has appeared in Hollywood movies The Wolf of Wall Street and The Monuments Men, as well as several films from his native France, including Up for Love, Un + Une and The Connection »

- Rebecca Sun

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French Films’ International Box Office Plunges in 2016

13 January 2017 11:40 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — Box office for French film exports plunged 63% last year, compared to 2015, to €230 million ($240.4 million) off 34 million ticket sales, down 69%, as no new English-language French movie caught fire in either the U.S. or China, according to provisional 2016 figures announced by French export org UniFrance Friday.

For lack of a big new entry, “The Little Prince,” the No. 2 best theatrical performer outside France in 2015, ranked No. 1 in 2016. Underperforming in the U.S., EuropaCorp scare-fest “Shut In” was still France’s second-best performer in 2016.

Marking the weakest performance by French films’ outside France this century, the box office nosedive can be put down to the fact that Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp’s saw no big hit last year. Indeed, not since 2000 had French films punched less than 40 million admissions at the international box office. “We have become accustomed to the exceptional- films like ‘Lucy’ and ‘Taken’  making 20 million-30 million admissions,” and that is not normal, »

- John Hopewell

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Isabelle Huppert, Dany Boon, Romain Duris, Omar Sy Take Center Stage at 19th UniFrance Paris Rendez-Vous

3 January 2017 9:10 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — Dany Boon’s “R.A.I.D. Special Unit,” Romain Duris-starrer “The Confession,” and Omar Sy’s “Two Is a Family” will screen at the 19th UniFrance Rendez-Vous With French Cinema, the biggest national film market in the world.

The 2017 edition, which runs Jan. 12-16 at Paris’ Intercontinental Hotel, acts as a sales platform for France’s more commercial movies, many of which will hit theaters in the first part of 2017. The Paris Rendez-Vous also features some notable debuts and arthouse standouts, and highlights trends, talents and challenges in Europe’s biggest movie industry-cum-arthouse-crossover export hub.

Here are 10 things you should know about this year’s edition:

1. Boon, Sy, Reno, And Duris

Boon directs the Pathe-sold “R.A.I.D,” where he plays a misogynistic elite police operative paired with a klutzy female recruit (Alice Pol). 2014’s “Superchondriac,” Boon’s latest movie as a director, earned about $36 million in France, »

- John Hopewell

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