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Odessa presents new projects by Slaboshpytskiy, Mansky, Bartas

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New film from The Tribe director among projects at Odessa.

New films by award-winning Ukrainian director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy (The Tribe), documentary filmmaker Vitaly Mansky (Pipeline) and Lithuania’s Sharunas Bartas (Freedom) are among over two dozen projects being presented at the Odessa International Film Festival’s industry section, the Film Industry Office (Fio, July 14-17).

Bartas’ drama Frost, which is being structured as a co-production between Ukraine, Lithuania and France, tells the story of a young Lithuanian’s experiences as he drives his truck with humanitarian aid from Vilnius to Ukraine.

The $936,000 (€850,000) production by Odessa-based Truman Production is one of ten feature film projects competing for a prize to be judged by a jury made up of the producers Guillaume de Seille, Raymond van der Kaaij and Anna Katchko as well as Meetings on the Bridge chief Gülin Üstün.

The pitching line-up this year ranges from Sebastian Saam’s black comedy-thriller Midnight In Uman (working title) through
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Review: Reality

When Quentin Dupieux arrived on the scene with his surreal (and Very weird)”slasher tire” film, Rubber, it was instantly apparent that this was a filmmaker who had absolutely no intention in making a point A to point B kind of film. It was a breath of fresh air, and his following films, Wrong, Wrong Cops both full explored that marriage of humor, satire and an imagination that feels almost like it was straight from the mind of a child. Continuing that approach once again, in in the most effective way to date, Dupieux’s Reality (which opened in NY/VOD on May 1st and here in La on May 15th via IFC Films) is quite easily Dupieux’s most accomplished piece of work to date, a laugh out loud surrealist comedy filled to the brim with wit and intelligence.

A series of scenes involving characters that seemingly have nothing
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Quentin Dupieux's Reality Opens in La This Weekend!

The director of Wrong and that killer tire movie you've heard so much about, Rubber, has another surreal art-house favourite out called Reality.

Reality opens in Los Angeles today, May 15th, and has been available on VOD since May 1 so be sure to track it down.

Synopsis:

A quiet cameraman, dreams of directing his first horror movie. Bob Marshal, a wealthy producer, accepts to finance his movie on one condition: Jason has 48 hours to find the perfect scream in the history of film. During his search, Jason gradually gets lost in a nightmare.

Reality stars Alain Chabat, Elodie Bouchez, John Heder and Jonathan Lambert.

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Best of the Week: Welles, Tarantino, Cannes, Mo'Nique and More

Best of the Week: Welles, Tarantino, Cannes, Mo'Nique and More
6 Things Non-Record Breaker "Avengers: Age of Ultron" Reveals About the Us Box Office 10 Best Movies About Movies Bertrand Bonello's "Saint Laurent" Is a Dreamy and Delirious Ode to a Troubled Iconoclast British Film Institute Toasts Orson Welles on His 100th Birthday Carey Mulligan Just Says No, Goes Full Feminist with "Far From the Madding Crowd" and "Suffragette" How Lucy Walker and Marianna Palka Faced Fear as They Made "The Lion's Mouth Opens" Might As Well Give Mo'Nique Her Emmy for HBO's "Bessie" Now Netflix's "Grace and Frankie" and the Rise of the Bad Grandma Quentin Dupieux Narrates a Meta-Movie Moment From His Brain-Bending "Reality" Quentin Tarantino Enjoys Running the New Beverly, Even When He's Shooting a Movie Screen Talk: Cannes Preview, From "Fury Road" to Benicio Del Toro What Will Espn Look Like in the Post-Simmons Era?
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Watch: Quentin Dupieux Narrates a Meta-Movie Moment From His Brain-Bending 'Reality' (Video)

Watch: Quentin Dupieux Narrates a Meta-Movie Moment From His Brain-Bending 'Reality' (Video)
"Reality" unfolds as a tapestry of very strange story strands that casually intersect and bleed into each other. They're hard to parse, which makes Quentin Dupieux's latest oddity a uniquely playful kind of moviegoing experience, much like his earlier cult comedies "Rubber" (2010) and "Wrong" (2012). It goes something like this: A precocious little girl named Reality (Kyla Kenedy) finds a videotape inside the guts of a hog her father has slaughtered; a cooking show host (Jon Heder of "Napoleon Dynamite") dressed in a giant rat suit has a form of eczema only he can see; French camera-operator Jason (Alain Chabat) wants to make a film about murderous television sets; and Reality's school principal (Eric Wareheim) is plagued by dreams of cross-dressing. Are these episodic flights of fantasy reality, or wish-fulfillment? Though shot around Los Angeles, where Dupieux is now based, the film exists somewhere outside time and place, similar to.
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Quentin Dupieux Explains Why He Doesn't Like Being Compared to David Lynch

Quentin Dupieux Explains Why He Doesn't Like Being Compared to David Lynch
Read More: Watch: First International Trailer For Quentin Dupieux's Oddball 'Reality' [Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. Today's pick, "Ride," is available now On Demand.] Since his unrepentantly weird "Rubber" in 2010, Quentin Dupieux has obsessively returned to the same themes and motifs in his films: the art and craft of filmmaking; voyeurism; artifice and manipulating viewers; and, most of all, dreams. The house musician and filmmaker makes films that perform self-vivisections, cutting themselves open and examining their own innards. His newest, "Reality," depicts a filmmaker struggling with inspiration. It also has Jon Heder in a giant rat suit. Dupieux writes, edits, shoots, directs, and—until "Reality"—scores all of his films, making him a true auteur. Indiewire sat down with the French filmmaker to talk about movies, music and...
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Top 3 Critics’ Picks: Thomas Cailley, Quentin Dupieux & Safdie Bros. In Theaters this May

Ioncinema.com’s Top 3 Critics’ Picks offers a curated approach to the usual quandary: what would you recommend I see in theaters this month? All appearing on the 2014 film festival circuit, the latest from the Safdie Brothers and French filmmakers Quentin Dupieux and Thomas Cailley are an alluringly fresh trio of options for May ’15.

Reality (Réalité) – Quentin Dupieux

May 1st – Limited Release

Distributor: IFC Midnight

Awards & Fests: This premiered in the Horizons section at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival and got plenty of fest play with notable stops at Sitges ’14, AFI Fest ’14 and Rotterdam ’15.

What the critic’s are saying?: Despite the mixed-bag reactions out of Venice, IFC Midnight acquired the rights last November to this micro-nutty versioner of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. IndieWIRE (A-) cautions future audiences by saying that “some viewers may find grating — is that it’s guaranteed to leave audiences scratching their heads
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Exclusive: Eric Wareheim Gets Threatened In Clip From Quentin Dupieux's 'Reality'

As you know, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" arrives in theaters this weekend and will obliterate box office records. But if you're looking for something far off the beaten path, unpredictable, and just a little weird, you might want to track down Quentin Dupieux's "Reality." And today we have an exclusive clip to underscore the distinct comedy the oddball movie delivers. The story follows a little girl named Reality (Kyla Kenedy), who finds a VHS tape inside the carcass of a boar her father is planning to stuff. Meanwhile, the cameraman (Alain Chabat) of a show hosted by a man in a bear suit (Jon Heder) needs to record the perfect scream for his pet project, a film about killer TVs. Yes, this is completely unique stuff, with its own calibrated sense of humor, as seen in the sequence below in which Reality faces off against the school Superintendent, played by Eric Wareheim,
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Reality Review

French filmmaker Quentin Dupieux has made a career out of blurring the lines between ambition and utter lunacy, vouching for those who argue that beauty and chaos go hand-in-hand. I’ll confess that Rubber and Wrong hold a special place in my heart, but his latest film, aptly titled Reality, might be where I hop off this gonzo train of absurd, nonconforming, dreamlike voyeurism. As you can assume, Dupieux’s hazily overexposed interpretation of reality is anything but “normal,” as we’re once again caught in multiple character arcs that are pieced together by – well, I can finally say I have no ‘effing idea how everything comes together. Rubber addresses cinematic cultures, and Wrong chases a dog, but Reality introduces a nightmare that we never wake up from no matter how hard we try.

There’s no point in explaining a plot that’s non-existent, but here’s the short-hand version.
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Reality (Réalité) | Review

Quentin Dupieux's Reality is the stream of consciousness of a mad cinematic scientist, intertwining the perspectives of Jason (Alain Chabat), Reality (Kyla Kenedy), Zog (John Glover), and Henri (Eric Wareheim) to the point of sheer mindfuckery. While keeping with the absurdist tendencies of Rubber and Wrong, Reality is heavily dosed with the meandering dream logic of surrealism. Showcased in a brilliant menagerie of dreams, films-within-films and presumed realities, Reality abides by Dupieux's mantra of "no reason" as it fluidly contorts into a rat's nest of narrative threads, simultaneously unfolding and folding within itself like a M. C. Escher illustration.
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Review: Quentin Dupieux's 'Reality' Is A Mind-Itch Worth Scratching

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And if it is broke, no harm in breaking it further. After the modest, cultier-than-thou successes of killer tire movie “Rubber” and lost dog odyssey “Wrong,” perpetual student filmmaker Quentin Dupieux returns with another iteration of his very narrowly defined field of expertise with “Reality” (you probably guessed that is a mildly ironic title). Surprisingly though, while he’s ploughing the same old furrow of deadpan sight gags with the color grade set to "stonewash" and disjointed moments of droll absurdity, “Reality,” if you're in the right frame of mind, is actually pretty good fun, thanks to a clutch of enjoyable performances and a healthy dose of not taking itself even remotely seriously. In the film's puzzle-box structure, justified by essentially being set in a network of dreams and movies (and dreams-within-dreams and movies-within-dreams-within-movies), very occasionally Dupieux puts together something that adds up to slightly more.
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Watch the trailer for Quentin Dupieux’s Reality

A trailer has arrived online for French filmmaker Quentin Dupieux’s (Rubber) latest film Reality starring Alain Chabat and Jon Heder, check it out below after the official synopsis…

Jason, a quiet cameraman, dreams of directing his first horror movie. Bob Marshall, a wealthy producer, accepts to finance his movie on one condition : Jason has 48 hours to find the best scream in the history of film. During his search, Jason gradually gets lost in a nightmare.

Reality features a cast that also includes Jonathan Lambert, Élodie Bouchez, Kyla Kenedy, John Glover and Eric Wareheim.
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Surreal ‘Reality’ from ‘Rubber’ director Quentin Dupieux gets a trailer

Quentin Dupieux broke out onto the film scene with his wacko cult hit Rubber, a tongue-in-cheek horror story about a killer car tire. Now he’s made four films in the last five years, and his latest, which Dupieux has been writing on and off while making his other films, has just received a trailer that deliberately seeks to defy explanation.

Reality stars Alain Chabat as a film director given 48 hours to find the perfect scream, or shriek of pain, before he receives funding for his schlocky horror film. In our review from back in October, we compared it to David Lynch and older French surrealist films, admiring its absurdist, comedic charms. Here’s the log line from IMDb:

A wanna-be director is given 48 hours by a producer to find the best groan of pain, worthy of an Oscar, as the only condition to back his film.

Jon Heder and
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Watch: The Nightmare Begins In U.S. For Quentin Dupieux's Totally Weird 'Reality'

It's not every day that you'd expect to find the likes of Alain Chabat, Jon Heder and Eric Wareheim in the same movie. Then again, films from French filmmaker Quentin Dupieux don't come down the pike every day. Hold on to your hats —your Friday is about to get pretty weird. From the man who brought you "Rubber" and "Wrong Cops" comes a picture about the business of making movies. When young cameraman Jason decides to make a horror movie, he finds a benefactor in a wealthy producer who agrees to help him out on one condition: he must find the most perfect scream in 48 hours. And so begins Jason's journey, which turns into the stuff of nightmares in which reality and surreality blend and overlap. "Reality" opens in limited release and on VOD on May 8th. Watch below.
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Riverrun 2015 Film Announcement

North Carolina's RiverRun Film Festival has made headlines in the past few years for being one of the USA's great regional fests. Today they announced their lineup for the 2015 fest which runs April 16-26. The fest opens with Quentin Dupieux's latest Reality (pictured) and closes with David Gordon Green's Manglehorn. RiverRun will also again present honorary awards to accomplished talents, this year focusing on the work of exceptional documentarians. Stanley Nelson (Freedom Summer, Freedom Riders) will receive RiverRun's 2015 Master of Cinema Award, and Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Detropia, Jesus Camp) will receive the Festival's Emerging Master Award. Here is the full lineup: Narrative Competition: The 2015 Narrative Competition is incredibly diverse, including films from around the world that range from international comedies...

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RiverRun to close with David Gordon Green's 'Manglehorn'

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RiverRun to close with David Gordon Green's 'Manglehorn'
17th edition of festival to open with Quentin Dupieux’s Reality and Sacha JenkinsFresh Dressed.

RiverRun International Film Festival has unveiled the full lineup for its 17th edition, expanding from 10 to 11 days and running April 16-26.

The festival will open with Quentin Dupieux’s Reality and Sacha Jenkins’ hip-hop and fashion documentary Fresh Dressed, while David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn will close this year’s edition.

Overall, the festival will screen 165 films, 74 of which are features, from 35 countries.

Its narrative competition will screen 10 films, including Jessica Hausner’s Amour Fou, Keith Miller’s Five Star and Naomi Kawase’s Still the Water, while Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence and Nick Broomfield’s Tales of the Grim Sleeper are among the 10 films screening in the documentary competition.

Along with its openiing and closing films, RiverRun will host special presentations of Benoit Jacquot’s 3 Hearts, Anne Fontaine’s Gemma Bovery and John Maclean’s Slow West, among
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Istanbul Film Festival unveils 2015 lineup

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Istanbul Film Festival unveils 2015 lineup
Taking place April 4-19, the festival will feature over 200 films, including recent world premieres from Sundance and Berlin.

Istanbul Film Festival has unveiled the lineup to its upcoming edition, taking place from April 4-19.

This year will feature over 200 films from 62 countries, as well as free talks and workshops by film-makers and masterclasses. New sections at this year’s festival include a special focus on cinema of the Balkans and a focus on German animation.

The festival’s international competition includes the likes of Cédric Kahn’s Wild Life, Quentin Dupieux’s Reality, Francesco Munzi’s Black Souls and Thomas Vinterberg’s Far from the Madding Crowd, while the national competition will screen Ali Atay’s Lemonade, Selim Evci’s Secret and Mehmet Eryılmaz’s The Visitor, among others.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, Jc Chandor’s A Most Violent Year, Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years and Matthew WarchusPride are among this year’s Akbank Gala screenings
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Rendez-vous With French Cinema 2015: A Treasure Trove For Francophiles

Rendez-vous with French Cinema, a co-presentation of Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance Films, has become a de facto film festival for francophiles over the years. A showcase of contemporary French cinema, this year's lineup includes 22 features and four short films making their New York, U.S., or North American premieres. Celebrating its 20th year, Rendez-vous opens with Benoit Jacquot (Farewell My Queen)'s 3 Hearts, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve and closes with Quentin Dupieux (Rubber)'s new film Reality. The returning notable directors include - Jacquot, André Téchiné, Cedric Kahn, Jean-Paul Civeyrac and Christophe Honoré. The ever-diverse lineup includes gritty policiers (The Connection, Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart, SK1), comedies (Gaby Baby Doll, Reality) and several films starring Catherine...

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NY Rendez-Vous with French Cinema highlights by Anne-Katrin Titze

Catherine Deneuve and Guillaume Canet in André Téchiné's In the Name of My Daughter (L’Homme Qu’on Aimait Trop), also starring Adèle Haenel

This year's Rendez-Vous with French Cinema opens with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni and Benoît Poelvoorde in Benoît Jacquot's 3 Hearts (3 Coeurs). Quentin Dupieux's Reality (Réalité) starring Alain Chabat, featuring Philip Glass’s Music With Changing Parts closes the festival.

There are first-rate performances from Mathieu Kassovitz and Céline Sallette (who also stars with Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche and Benoît Magimel in Cédric Jimenez' The Connection (La French)) in Cédric Kahn's Wild Life (Vie Sauvage), Guillaume Canet in Cédric Anger's Next Time I’ll Aim For The Heart (La Prochaine Fois Je Viserai Le Coeur), Olivier Gourmet and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi in Stéphane Demoustier's 40-Love (Terre Battue), Adèle Haenel with Kévin Azaïs in Thomas Cailley's Love At First Fight (Les Combattants
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Notebook's 7th Writers Poll: Fantasy Double Features of 2014

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How would you program this year's newest, most interesting films into double features with movies of the past you saw in 2014?

Looking back over the year at what films moved and impressed us, it is clear that watching old films is a crucial part of making new films meaningful. Thus, the annual tradition of our end of year poll, which calls upon our writers to pick both a new and an old film: they were challenged to choose a new film they saw in 2014—in theatres or at a festival—and creatively pair it with an old film they also saw in 2014 to create a unique double feature.

All the contributors were given the option to write some text explaining their 2014 fantasy double feature. What's more, each writer was given the option to list more pairings, with or without explanation, as further imaginative film programming we'd be lucky to catch
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