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Brad Pitt is turning 50 next year. It's hard to believe that the star who made a splash showing off his ridiculously toned abs in Thelma & Louise 21 years ago is now, as he puts it, "definitely past halfway." Photos: Cannes Day 7: Brad Pitt's 'Killing Them Softly' Premiere, 'Le Grand Soir' Photocall In an interview with the Associated Press promoting his latest film, Killing Them Softly, Pitt, who turns 50 next December, opens up about his own mortality, his unconventional film roles and that Chanel ad. When asked about this upcoming milestone and mortality, Pitt responds, "I think
- Joshua Stecker
The 17th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (Iffk) has announced its lineup. The festival will run from 7th to 14th December, 2012 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Fourteen films will screen in the Competition section while seven contemporary films will be screened in “Indian Cinema Now” section.
Complete list of films:
Fourteen feature films from Asia, Africa and Latin America will compete for the coveted “Suvarna Chakoram” (Golden Crow Pheasant) and other awards.
Inheritors of the Earth by T V Chandran (India)
A Terminal Trust by by Masayuki Suo (Japan)
Shutter by Joy Mathew (India)
Today by Alain Gomis (Senegal-France)
The Repentant by Merzak Allouache (Algeria)
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★★★☆☆ Following last year's underwhelming Mammuth (2010), directors Benoît Delépine and Gustave de Kervern present their latest oddball comedy Le Grand Soir (2012) in the 'Laugh' section of the 56th London Film Festival. Our protagonist is Not (Benoît Poelvoorde), "the oldest punk in Europe with a dog" as he describes himself. Despite his ostensible claims to living a life of freedom, Not gravitates around a single shopping mall on the edge of town where his mother and father own a chip shop, which he consequently visits in order to celebrate his mother's birthday.
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- CineVue UK
Montreal’s Festival Du Nouveau Cinema (10.10 – 10.21) announced their line-up today for their 41st edition and among the smorgasbord of subtitle offerings dating back to this year’s Rotterdam, Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, Venice and Tiff editions, we’re knee-deep in avant-garde world cinema from the established auteurs Assayas, Vinterberg, Ozon, Sang-Soo, Joao Pedro Rodriguez, Larrain, Loach, Reygadas, Ghobadi, Mungiu and Miguel Gomes. Heavy on offerings from Quebec and France, the fest also manages to offer a stellar snapshot of the up-and-comers from all corners of the globe. Among the notable titles in the (Competition category) International Selection we’ve got Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves, Ursula Meier’s Sister, Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky’s Francine (which received its theatrical release earlier this month) and Rodrigo Plá’s La Demora. Loaded in Cannes items, the Special Presentations is the fest’s A-list selections (see filmmakers named above) and the one pic »
- Eric Lavallee
14th Mumbai Film Festival (Mff) announced its complete lineup today in a press conference. Mff will be held from October 18th to 25th at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (Ncpa) and Inox, Nariman Point, Liberty Cinemas, Marine Lines as the main festival venues and Cinemax, Andheri and Cinemax Sion as the satellite venues. Click here to watch trailers and highlights from the festival.
Here is the complete list of films to be screened during the festival (October 18-25)
International Competition for the First Feature Films of Directors
1. From Tuesday To Tuesday (De Martes A Martes)
Dir.: Gustavo Fernandez Triviño (Argentina / 2012 / Col. / 111′)
Dir.: Armando Bo (Argentina / 2012 / Col. / 91′)
Dir.: Wayne Blair (Australia / 2012 / Col. / 103′)
4. The Wall (Die Wand)
Dir.: Julian Pölsler (Austria-Germany / 2012 / Col. / 108′)
5. Teddy Bear (10 timer til Paradis)
Dir.: Mads Matthiesen (Denmark / 2012 / Col. / 93′)
Dir.: Alice Winccour (France / 2012 / Col. »
The Melbourne International Film Festival has announced a big line-up of films which screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
The 61st Melbourne International Film Festival (Miff) will screen its biggest selection of films straight from the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
Miff is one of the first festivals to screen these films after their world premiere at Cannes, meaning Melbourne audiences will be one of the first in the world to watch them after their debut on the French Riviera.
Over 35 films from Cannes are included in this year’s Festival line-up. Along with Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or winning Amour, Benh Zeitlin’s Camera d’Or winner Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Wes Anderson’s Moonlight Kingdom, all announced in Miff’s First Glance on 5th June, Miff audiences will be treated to a huge selection of the world’s best filmmakers and films.
“Cannes is »
- Colin Delaney
If you were hoping that an American entry would take home the big prize, the Palme d'Or much like last year's "The Tree of Life," hope again. The only American winner of the bunch was the Sundance darling, Benh Zeitlin's "Beast of the Southern Wild." Fox Searchlight, the studio behind the film, will now push the New Orleans delta water-adventure for upcoming awards.
Here's the complete list of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival winners:
Award for Best Director
Award for Best Screenplay
Cristian Mungiu for DUPÃ Dealuri (Beyond The Hills)
Award for Best Actress
Award for Best Actor
Last night wrapped up the 65th Cannes Film Festival awards. After the exciting and star-studded 12 days of the international film festival, the winners were finally announced.
The big winner of the night was no big surprise, as director Michael Haneke won his second Palme d’Or with his film Amour. In second place, winning the Grand Prix was Matteo Garrone for his film Reality. First time filmmaker Benh Zeitlin also had cause to celebrate, winning the Camera d’Or, or the directorial debut award, for Beasts Of The Southern Wild.
Check out the rest of the winners below:
Jury Prize: The Angel’s Share directed by Ken Loach
Best Screenplay: Cristian Mungiu for Beyond The Hills
Camera d »
- Tina Baraga
HollywoodNews.com: The official Jury of this 65th Festival de Cannes, presided over by Nanni Moretti, revealed this evening the prizes winners during the Closing Ceremony.
Award for Best Director
The Angels’ Share by Ken Loach
Award for Best Actor
Award for Best Actress
Award for Best Screenplay
Cristian Mungiu for pour DUPÃ »
- Josh Abraham
Sunday was the last day of the Cannes Film Festival, but in the minds of festival-goers Saturday might have well as been the end. The overcrowded press room, where it has been impossible to find a seat all week, was eerily empty, and walking around the Croisette was no longer a traffic jam of people. I spent the morning sitting down with New York University graduate Matthew James Reilly, a short film director, who's film "Abigail," won second-prize from the Cinéfonation, a sidebar of the festival for student short films. Other awards were announced as well on Saturday including the prizes for the Un Certain Regard selection. The main Prize went to Michel Franco for his film "Después de Lucia," and a Special Jury Prize was given to "Le Grand Soir" by Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern. "This was an extraordinarily strong group of films and our deliberations were passionate, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Emily Cegielski)
Chicago – After receiving eight previous prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, German filmmaker Michael Haneke became the first person in history to win the Palme d’Or twice within a mere three-year period. Haneke snagged the top prize at Cannes for “Amour,” a widely praised drama about an elderly couple whose love is challenged by the physical frailties of age.
At the May 27th award ceremony for the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival, Haneke was joined onstage by his film’s two stars, the legendary French actor Jean-Louis Trintignant (whose performance in “Amour” marks his first onscreen appearance in nine years) and Emmanuelle Riva (of “Hiroshima Mon Amour” fame). In his acceptance speech, the director credited his two actors for being “the essence” of his film, while noting that “Amour” was “in part an illustration of the promise” that he and his wife made to one another. Haneke won the »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Today the winners at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival were announced with Michael Haneke's accepting the Palme d'Or for his devastating new film, Amour, a story of an 80-something couple in which the wife is slowly dying and her husband tends to her during her final moments. Of the films predicted to win, Amour was at the top along with Leos Carax's Holy Motors and Jacques Audiard's Rust & Bone. Ironically enough, the latter two films went home empty-handed with a few surprise winners elsewhere. In the acting categories it was thought the performances of Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva from Amour or the performances of Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts in Rust & Bone would be likely winners for the acting awards. No dice. Acting prizes went to a pair of divisive films, neither of which I saw, but both of which I heard exact opposite response from those that saw them. »
- Brad Brevet
Will Amour see Michael Haneke win his second Palme d'Or? Will the nuttiness of Leos Carax's Holy Motors herald the return of France's prodigal son? Or will someone we've barely heard of and paid almost no attention to sweep to victory? Join us to find out who will win the Cannes film festival's most prestigious prize, the Palme d'Or
6.23pm: Hello and welcome to the climactic moments of Cannes 2012, which will reach its crescendo in little over an hour from now, when the Palme d'Or, the Golden Palm, is bestowed by Nanni Moretti and his panel of jurors.
Rather appropriately, the skies have opened over Cannes: thunder and lightning are crashing over the Croisette and rain is pounding on the Palais. It's a suitable backdrop for the anointing of a new presiding genius, a magician of cinema. Will it be Michael Haneke, whose Amour has wowed the critics? Or might Leos Carax, »
- Andrew Pulver
DESPUÉS De Lucia (After Lucia) by Michel Franco won the Un Certain Regard prize at the 65th Cannes Film Festival. The Mexican film tells the story of a girl Alejandra and her dad Roberto who have just moved to town. She is new at school, he has a new job.
Two brothers who are complete opposites: one is a salesman in a chain store, while the other fancies himself the oldest punk-with-a-dog in Europe…But the twists of modern life will reunite them, putting them both on the street.
The film is a co-production between Bosnia-Herzegovina, Germany, France and Turkey.
Children Of Sarajevo by Aida Begic won a Special Jury Distinction. It follows the lives of Rahima (23) and Nedim (14), orphans of the Bosnian war.
- Ryan Adams
The Nice airport is getting a bit less busy, and the cafés and hotels on the Croisette are quieter as the Cannes Film Festival wraps up today. Awards are starting to be handed out and first up are the prizes for the festival's Un Certain Regard category, which tends to feature newer, lesser-known directors and slightly edgier fare than the main competition lineup.
The jury, presided over by Tim Roth (who also starred in the Critics' Week opening film "Broken"), has given the Prize Of Un Certain Regard to Mexico's "Después de Lucía." To be honest, we heard very little about this one on the grounds of the fest, but the film directed by Michael Franco follows a father and daughter who are starting their lives over in a new town. This should give a nice boost to the film which doesn't have domestic distribution yet, but for the buyers »
- Kevin Jagernauth
"Despues de Lucia," a drama from Mexican director Michel Franco, was named the best film of Cannes' Un Certain Regard section at a ceremony on Saturday night. The film deals with a young woman and her father who move to a new town, leaving their old lives behind. Actresses Emile Dequenne and Suzanne Clement were honored for their roles in "A Perdre La Raison" and "Laurence Anyways," respectively. Also read: Cannes 2012: Sharon Waxman & Steve Pond Debate the Contenders (Video) A special jury prize went to "Le Grand Soir" by Gustave de Kervern »
- Steve Pond
It’s only fair for me to say that Despues de Lucia by Michel Franco, which I did not see, must be one extremely good film. Why? Because it beat Brandon Cronenberg revolting, well-made Antiviral and Benh Zeitlin‘s phenomenal Beasts of the Southern Wild in for the Un Certain Regard prize. Other awards from the jury headed by Tim Roth:
Best Actress: Emile Dequenne, A perdre la raison, and Suzanne Clement for Laurence Anyways
Scene from Despues Lucia, Un Certain Regard winner
Michel Franco's "Despues de Lucia" led the winners of the Un Certain Regard section of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, taking its top prize. Other major winners included Benoit Delepine and Gustave Kervern's "Le Grand Soir," which won the special jury prize. Actor and director Tim Roth presided over the jury. “This was an extraordinarily strong group of films and our deliberations were passionate," Roth said in a statement. "The film makers never once failed us! Incredible!” Full list of winners below. Prize Of Un Certain Regard DESPUÉS De Lucia by Michel Franco Special Jury Prize Le Grand Soir by Benoît DELÉPINE and Gustave Kervern Un Certain Regard Award For Best Actress Suzanne CLÉMENT for her performance in Laurence Anyways directed by Xavier Dolan Un Certain Regard Award For Best Actress Emilie Dequenne for her »
- Peter Knegt
10.47am: Good morning and welcome to the latest Cannes liveblog. I'm ripping back the reins from Andrew Pulver as he gets the train down to the south of France, where he'll grab the baton (or, perhaps, just a baguette) from me and I'll fly home.
I'm back in the press room, which is currently humming with slightly inelegant excitement as Brad Pitt is about to walk past, on his journey from the Killing them Softly photocall to the press conference.
10.52am: The film itself is a blood-lust-tastic crime thriller set in 2008 round New Orleans. Directed by Andrew Dominik, with whom Pitt teamed up for The Assassination of Jesse James by Robert Ford the Coward, it's a tale of sweaty crooks and desperate junkies, cracked codes of honour and the primacy of cash. »
- Catherine Shoard
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