5 items from 2013
The name of Costa-Gavras is synonymous with politically-dosed narratives – we often cite Z and Missing as seminal films within the genre and the filmmaker’s body of work. Feted at the ’13 editions of Mumbai and Mill Valley, just this past weekend [Cohen Media Group 10.25] , the filmmaker continued the thematic streak with Capital, a financial thriller that was featured at Tiff 2012 and features an international flavored cast of Gad Elmaleh, Gabriel Byrne and Liya Kebede (Lord of War). We were provided with an exclusive clip (see below) :
Based on the book Le Capital by Stéphane Osmont, and written by Costa-Gavras, Jean-Claude Grumberg and Karim Boukercha, when the CEO of France’s Phenix Bank collapses on the golf course, Machiavellian young executive Marc Tourneuil (Gad Elmaleh) is crowned as his replacement. A whirlwind of ruthless ambition, power struggles, greed and deception ensues as Tourneuil’s brutal ascent is jeopardized by a hostile takeover attempt »
- Eric Lavallee
Since they figured out how make pictures move, filmmakers have long been fond of using one of the seven deadly sins—greed—as the thematic driving force of their films. From Erich Von Stronheim's compromised masterpiece "Greed" to the slimy dealings of Gordon Gecko in two "Wall Street" movies and beyond, there has been no shortage of characters corrupted by currency. But with the worldwide economy in a more precarious state than ever, and as the term "too big too fail" becomes a rich irony, never before has such subject matter carried so much dramatic potential. And yet despite recent solid entries like "Margin Call" and "Too Big To Fail," we're yet to see the first great contemporary movie about the country and the world's economic woes. Unfortunately Costa-Gavras' "Le Capital" doesn't remedy that situation. Constructed partly from fiction and partly from fact—the film is based on the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The 15th Mumbai Film Festival (Mff) presented by Reliance Entertainment and organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (Mami) scheduled between 17th-24th October is all set to showcase the best of contemporary French cinema and welcome artists for the 6th edition of the Rendez-vous with French Cinema co-organized with The French Embassy in India, Institut Français en Inde and Unifrance films.
As part of the festival highlights, Costa Gavras will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during the opening ceremony in the presence of His Excellency Mr François Richier, Ambassador of France to India who will grace us with his presence especially for this occasion. Among others, Nathalie Baye, jury member of the international section, Mahamat Saleh Haroun, director of the film “Grigris”, Guillaume Brac, director of the film “Tonnerre” (Competition) and Leos Carax, well known film maker who will be conducting a masters class.
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- Pooja Rao
The gala award ceremony took place on Saturday evening in the festival center at Gasteig.
In competition for the Arri/Osram Award were the sixteen films by internationally acclaimed directors in the CineMasters section of the Munich Film Festival including, among others, Costa-Gavras (“Le Capital”), Paolo Sorrentino (“The Great Beauty”), Alejandro Jodorowsky (“La Danza De La Realidad”), Asghar Farhadi (“Le Passé”), Michael Winterbottom (“Everyday”), Nicolas Winding Refn (“Only God Forgives”), Brillante Mendoza (“Thy Womb”) and Abdellatif Kechiche (“La Vie D’Adèle”).
“Heli” is the third film by Escalante, whose mother is American: “My film explores the impact American culture has on Mexican society,” the director said. “Heli is set in a city that is very much like the city I grew up in, Guanajuato, a five-hour drive from Mexico City. »
- Variety Staff
Turkish director Erdem Tepegöz’s social drama The Particle (Zerre) has won the Golden George for Best Film at the 35th Moscow International Film Festival (Miff).
The film’s lead actress, Jale Arikan, also picked up the Best Actress Silver George for her performance as Zeynep, trying to make ends meet in the dusty and dim atmosphere of abandoned apartments evacuated for clearance.
The International Jury under the presidency of Iranian film-maker Mohsen Makhmalbaf awarded the Silver George for Best Director to South Korea’s Jung Young-Heon for Lebanon Emotion (Le-Ba-Non Kam-Jeong).
The Special Jury award went to The Ravine Of Goodbye (Sayonara Keikoku) by Japan’s Tatsushi Omori.
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5 items from 2013
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