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Pacha, a Bolivian film by Héctor Ferreiro will open the first edition of the Kochi International Film Festival today. The festival that will run from December 16-23 will be inaugurated by Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy.
The festival will screen films from Latin America, Europe, Asia and USA, apart from films on the 100 Years of Indian Cinema and Centenary of Masters.
A total of 50 international films and 24 Indian films will be screened. Five films from Thailand, eight from Poland six films from Iran will be a part of the international section. While 18 Malayalam, one Tulu film and three Hindi films are in the line-up.
Line up of films:
100 Years of Indian Cinema
Malayalam Golden 10:
Danny by T. V. Chandran
Oppol by K. S. Sethumadhavan
Nirmalyam by M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Olavum Theeravum by P. »
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
It's all about R Patz today, as Cosmopolis takes a bow on the Croisette
9.22am: Bonjour! It's a lovely morning in London, but let's hot-tail it to the south of France, where the critics are streaming out of Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg's adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel. And I can see the smiles from here.
— Xan Brooks (@XanBrooks) May 25, 2012
Enjoyed Cosmopolis; odd and funny
— Damon Wise (@yo_damo) May 25, 2012
Cronenberg's Cosmopolis talky but terrific, with a steely, sinuous turn from Pattinson. Chillingly current too. #cannes
— Robbie Collin (@robbiereviews) May 25, 2012
Themes of Cannes 2012: white stretch limos, A-listers pissing, dead dogs, financial crisis, Twilight actors, Matthew McConaughey...
— Charles Gant (@charlesgant) May 25, 2012
Of Pattinson, Xan reckons:
@alexneedham74 Perfect as tragicomic billionaire vampire. Plus Mathieu Amalric as phantom pie-thrower, »
- Catherine Shoard
We Laurent Cantet’s Foxfire pegged for Tiff, Jim Mickle’s We Are What We Are slotted for Sundance 2013 and Under the Rainbow being an obvious choice for Cannes, one might overlook the fact that this year Emilie Georges’ Memento Films Int. are repping the Critics’ Week selected Los Salvajes and Un Certain Regard chosen The Pirogue. Breaking news for today is that the company will back Asghar Farhadi’s next project to star Marion Cotillard. Filming beings this fall in Paris.
The Pirogue by Moussa TOURÉ
Kids Of Today (Des Jeunes Gens MÖDERNES 2.0) by Jérôme De Missolz
- Eric Lavallee
The Cannes film festival's two major independent sidebars have announced their lineup for the forthcoming festival, providing UK and Us film-makers with a considerable boost to their presence on the Croisette.
Ben Wheatley, who has impressed critics and fans alike with his first two films, Down Terrace and Kill List, has seen his third, Sightseers, selected for a special screening in the Directors' Fortnight event, while British theatre director Rufus Norris's debut feature, Broken, has been given the opening slot for the Critics' Week section. Sightseers is described as a "pitch-black comedy" about a caravan trip around the north of England, while Broken is an adaptation of Daniel Clay's novel, and stars Cillian Murphy and Tim Roth.
Us film-makers have added to their total »
- Andrew Pulver
Variety's Boyd van Hoeij notes that Critics' Week has lined up first-time directors "almost exclusively" for its 2012 edition. Notes, links and so on will be added over the coming hours and days:
Vasan Bala's Peddlers. The Critics' Week synopsis: "A ghost town, Mumbai, inhabited by millions. A lady on a mission, a man living a lie, an aimless drifter. They collide. Some collisions are of consequence, some not, either ways the city moves on."
Antonio Méndez Esparza's Aquí y Allá. CW: Pedro returns home to his small village in Guerrero, Mexico after having worked for several years in the Us. Even though the village is expecting a bountiful harvest, they're still preoccupied with opportunities north of the border.
Alejandro Fadel's Los Salvajes. CW: "Five teenagers violently escape a reformatory school in an Argentinean province.... They hunt to feed, rob houses they come across, do drugs, bathe in the river, »
6 items from 2012