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Jeremy Irons Receives Career Tribute at Marrakech

Jeremy Irons Receives Career Tribute at Marrakech
On the second day of the 14th edition of the Marrakech film festival, Jeremy Irons received a career tribute, presented by French actress Laetitia Casta.

The ceremony was followed by a gala dinner, with Irons seated next to his Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, the president of the Marrakech film festival foundation.

“Dear Jeremy Irons,” Casta began during the tribute: “You follow in the great tradition of British acting, of talent without frontiers. They say that the British are the best actors in the world, and you follow in the footsteps of great British actors such as Richard Burton, Anthony Hopkins and Cary Grant, who conquered Hollywood.”

Casta emphasized the fact that Irons has brought his talent to auteur films and blockbusters, and has also brought stage plays by the Royal Shakespeare Company to Broadway.

She then named some of the many great directors with whom he has worked including Barbet Schroeder,
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Jeremy Irons joins Dev Patel in the biopic of Srinivasa Ramanuja: The Man Who Knew Infinity

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Respected actor Jeremy Irons is set to co-star in the Edward R. Pressman/ Prashita Chaudhary’s Cinemorphic Entertainment Company production of The Man Who Knew Infinity, the biographic film on the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan with Dev Patel starring as the revered Indian mathematician. Irons will play G.H. Hardy, the English mathematician who plucked Ramanujan from obscurity in Edwardian India and installed him in the hallowed halls of Cambridge University.

The film will be directed by Matthew Brown, who also wrote the screenplay based on the biography The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel. Edward R. Pressman and Prashita Chaudhary of Cinemorphic are producers along with Jim Young under his Animus Films banner and Sofia Sondervan of Dutch Tilt Film.

Announcing the casting, Pressman said, “I am delighted to be working with Jeremy again. Our last collaboration on Reversal of Fortune earned an Oscar for Jeremy,
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Jeremy Irons in Taormina: 'Nothing More Dangerous Than a Man, a Stage, and a Microphone'

Jeremy Irons in Taormina: 'Nothing More Dangerous Than a Man, a Stage, and a Microphone'
Taormina, Sicily – Jeremy Irons stole the show at the Taormina Film Festival Wednesday, after a meandering and well-received Tao Class discourse for local students, journalists, and other onlookers and then a Teatro Antico prize ceremony in which he playfully wagged his finger at previous presenters whose slow-moving remarks pushed the start of the evening’s main screening, crime drama Java Heat, more than an hour behind schedule. Irons, 64, was at the festival in connection with Trashed, a documentary he produced and starred in, about the worldwide problem of waste. The film, Irons’ debut as a producer, screened

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This week's new film events

The Fog | Seasons In The Sun: The Heyday Of Nikkatsu Studios | UK green film festival | Terracotta Far East Film festival

The Fog, London

As if a screening of a seminal horror movie in a spooky location wasn't enough, this event is also a format-junkie's wet-dream. Cigarette Burns presents a rare chance to watch a 16mm full-Cinemascope print, with mood-enhancing music from "Kab Radio" (it makes sense if you've seen the movie). What's more, punters will be first in line to buy Death Waltz records' new super collectable reissue of Carpenter's own splendidly doomful synth soundtrack, with original cover artwork by Dinos Chapman.

The Nave, N1, Fri

Seasons In The Sun: The Heyday Of Nikkatsu Studios, London

Think of postwar Japanese cinema and you think of Kurosawa, Ozu, and other greats. What you don't think of is girl gangs, go-go dancers and fetishistic hitmen. The west got the arthouse movies, but
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DVD Review: 'Trashed'

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★★★☆☆ Having, for one reason or another, missed out on the opportunity of a UK theatrical run, British writer-director Candida Brady's 2012 human waste exposé Trashed makes its way onto DVD this week courtesy of the piece's producers, Blenheim Films. With the star power of Academy Award-winning narrator and host Jeremy Irons (Dead Ringers) a primary draw, this is certainly one of the better environmentally-minded documentaries released over the last few years, whilst still falling just short of going toe-to-toe with the likes of Jeff Orlowski's seminal Sundance favourite and Oscar nominee Chasing Ice (2012). Read more »
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This week's new films

Gangs Of Wasseypur Part 2 | Stoker | Arbitrage | Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters | Caesar Must Die | The Bay | Sleep Tight | Broken City | Trashed | Safe Haven | Hi-So | Michael H. Profession: Director | The Gospel According To Matthew | The Attacks Of 26/11 | Acoustic Routes

Gangs Of Wasseypur Part 2 (18)

(Anurag Kashyap, 2012, Ind) Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Zeishan Quadri, Aditya Kumar, Huma Qureshi. 160 mins

It's over five hours long in all, but there's barely a slack moment in this exhilarating Indian epic as it races through generations of smalltown criminal, industrial and political enmity. Yes, it's violent, but like all great crime stories it's also a vibrant tapestry of family life and modern history, closer to Leone, Coppola or Tarantino than Bollywood.

Stoker (18)

(Park Chan-wook, 2013, Us/UK) Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode. 99 mins

The Oldboy director gives us a sensual, tantalisingly ambiguous thriller, centred on Wasikowska and her shifty smalltown family.

Arbitrage (15)

(Nicholas Jarecki, 2012, Us) Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling.
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This week's new films

Cloud Atlas | To The Wonder | Lore | Gangs Of Wasseypur Part 1 | Song For Marion | Mama | Before Dawn | Crawl | Ollie Kepler's Expanding Purple World | Fire In The Blood | The Road: A Story Of Life And Death | We Are Northern Lights | Breath Of The Gods

Cloud Atlas (15)

(Andy & Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, 2012, Ger/Us/Hk/Sin) Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent. 172 mins

You've got to admire the ambition of trying to tell six stories at once, together spanning the 19th to 24th century. There are connections and parallels, of course, but also wild variations in tone and effectiveness. The experience is a little like channel surfing between Tom Hanks movies, but it's greater than the sum of its parts.

To The Wonder (12A)

(Terrence Malick, 2012, Us) Olga Kurylenko, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams. 113 mins

Those entranced (or put off) by The Tree Of Life will get more of the same from
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Jeremy Irons answers your questions

The actor came into Guardian HQ to answer readers' questions about Beautiful Creatures, mastering accents, Samuel Beckett and being a struggling actor

Jeremy Irons hardly needs an introduction. Star of films as diverse as Damage, Reversal of Fortune, Danny Champion of the World and Die Hard with a Vengeance, he'll be here tomorrow lunchtime to answer your questions ahead of the release of Beautiful Creatures.

Based on a series of bestselling young-adult novels, Beautiful Creatures is a supernatural romance in which Irons plays Macon Ravenwood, uncle of lead character Lena Duchannes, a young witch struggling with the conflicting demands of possessing both occult powers and a boyfriend.

Whether you'd like to ask about Beautiful Creatures, playing twins in Dead Ringers, taking on Bruce Willis, appearing in the Simpsons, his charity work or voicing one of Disney's most despicable villains, leave your questions in the comment thread below.

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Trashed Movie Review

  • ShockYa
Trashed Movie Review
Title: Trashed Director: Candida Brady Featuring: Jeremy Irons A vividly sketched documentary of environmental warning which deploys co-producer Jeremy Irons as its inquisitive guide, “Trashed” sets out to discover the full extent of the world’s waste management problem, and diagnose its dangerous and rapidly increasing consequences for humankind. Directed by Candida Brady, the movie serves as a compelling indictment of modern profligacy, and a call to action for both aggressive macro reforms and sensible but pointed overhauls in individual behavior. “Trashed” opens in Lebanon, where Irons, serving as an interviewer and audience escort, not unlike Keanu Reeves in this year’s “Side by Side,” visits a seaside Beirut suburb where 80 [ Read More ]

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Jeremy Irons talks trash for his new environmental documentary | Leo Hickman

Oscar-winning actor explains why he travelled around the world to highlight the environmental problems caused by our waste

Jeremy Irons, the Oscar-winning actor, has teamed up with the British filmmaker Candida Brady to produce a new feature-length documentary called Trashed. It sets out to "discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution".

Ahead of its first theatrical screenings in the Us later this month, Irons answered my questions about the film via email...

We are used to actors/singers/celebrities, etc, highlighting a particular environmental cause, or narrating a documentary. But it is unusual to see someone such as yourself getting quite so involved in a project liked Trashed. [Irons was also executive producer.] How did you come to be involved so intimately in this film?

I wanted to help create a film on a subject of real social importance. Candida Brady
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104 Scores in the Race for Best Original Score at the Oscars

  • HeyUGuys
The Oscars are a little over two months away, and with so many fantastic films released throughout this year, the anticipation surrounding the announcement of the nominations next month is running on high.

So far, we’ve had the shortlists for the Best Animated Feature, the Best Visual Effects, and the Best Documentary categories.

Now the Academy has announced the list of 104 films that are eligible in the Best Original Score category, and it’s going to be very interesting to see what makes the final cut come nominations time next month.

I think Hans Zimmer’s score for The Dark Knight Rises is, hopefully, a lock, because it is amazing. I also loved James Horner’s score for The Amazing Spider-Man, but can’t decide whether or not I think it will earn a nomination.

Alexandre Desplat has three films in the running this year, with Argo, Rise of the Guardians,
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A. R. Rahman in Oscar race once again

A. R. Rahman in Oscar race once again
Indian composer A.R. Rahman is in the Oscar race once again for the original score at the 85thAcademy Awards. His composition for the film “”People Like Us” has found place in the long list of 104 composers vying for the nominations.

Rahman composed for the Alex Kurtzman directed “People Like Us” starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Jon Favreau and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Rahman won two Academy Awards for Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song at the 81st Academy Awards in 2009 for “Slumdog Millionaire”.

104 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 10, 2013.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on February 24, 2013. The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below in alphabetical order by film title:

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” Henry Jackman, composer “After the Wizard,
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Lincoln, The Dark Knight Rises, Cloud Atlas Among 104 Scores To Advance In 2012 Oscar Race For Best Score

One hundred four scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 85th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. As noted by various online Oscar pundits, most noticeably missing is Moonrise Kingdom. A Reminder List of works submitted in the Original Score category will be made available with a nominations ballot to all members of the Music Branch, who shall vote in the order of their preference for not more than five achievements. The five achievements receiving the highest number of votes will become the nominations for final voting for the award. Click Here for the complete rules.

In February, Ludovic Bource won the Oscar for Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) for The Artist at the 84th Academy Awards.

The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below
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Some Thoughts on the 104 Original Scores Competing for 2013 Oscar Nominations

As far as I'm concerned, the two most memorable scores of the year belong to Cloud Atlas and Beasts of the Southern Wild. That said, I made an egregious and unforgivable mistake when filling out my Critics' Choice nominations and forgot to include not one of them, but Both of them! Shame. I feel it. Now I have to hope my fellow Bfca members came through where I failed. However, we will discuss Critics' Choice nominations more on the upcoming episodes of the RopeofSilicon podcast, for now we're talking Oscar as the Academy has released a complete list of all 104 original scores competing for Best Original Score at the 2013 Oscars. I have not yet posted my predictions for Best Original Score and while I am making a fuss above concerning Cloud Atlas and Beasts of the Southern Wild, I think both of those stand a very strong chance at a nomination this year.
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This week's new film events

London Spanish Film Festival

This year's festival includes a separate focus on Catalan cinema, just weeks after Catalans came out in droves to campaign for independence. Partisan or not, Spanish cinema still looks to be in decent shape. There are accessible commercial movies here – Los Pelayo is a sort of Mallorcan Ocean's Eleven; A Game Of Werewolves is a Galician horror. But there's also more pensive cinema, such as Los Pasos Dobles, a Mali-set meditation on art and memory.

Ciné Lumière, SW7, Fri to 10 Oct

Safar: A Journey Through Popular Arab Cinema, London

Call yourself a global cinema aficionado? If names like Soad Hosny or Adel Imam mean nothing to you, you're still a few regions short of all-encompassing movie omnipotence. So here's the place to quickly fill that gap. Despite the title, what we're mostly talking about here is Egyptian cinema – the biggest player in the region. Hosny, who
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Raindance Announces Complete Lineup; 'Here Comes the Devil' to Open, '7 Crates' to Close

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Raindance Announces Complete Lineup; 'Here Comes the Devil' to Open, '7 Crates' to Close
The 20th Raindance International Film Festival has announced its complete 2012 program, which includes 105 features and over 138 shorts from 38 countries. Raindance will run from September 26-October 7 in London, England.    Raindance will open with the international premiere of "Here Comes the Devil," a horror story about a family trip gone awry, while "7 Crates," a Paraguayan film about a boy who longs to be a TV star, is set to close the festival. Among other such highlights are "Mon Ami," a buddy comedy-turned-blood fest still fresh from its success at the Fantasia Film Festival; "Trashed," a docu-feature about the environment starring Jeremy Irons; as well as Banko Schmidt's "Vegetarian Cannibal", a film that examines government, organized crime, and corruption.   American novelist and journalist Chuck Palahniuk will be in attendance at the festival to introduce his short film...
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20th Raindance Independent Film Festival, London, 26th September – 7th October 2012

The Raindance Film Festival recently announced its 20th festival programme lineup which includes an unprecedented 105 features, 138 shorts and 64 UK Premieres, 13 International Premieres, 5 European Premieres, 19 World Premieres and 24 Directorial Debuts from 38 countries, proof of another exceptional year of internationally acclaimed films, special live events, exclusive Q&As and masterclasses. The festival will take place from 26th September to 7thOctober at its home of the Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus SW1Y 4Lr.T

Opening the festival on Wednesday 26th September is the International Premiere of Here Comes The Devil – a powerful fantasy horror from Mexico. Shot in Tijuana, a married couple lose their children while on a family trip near some caves in Tijuana. The kids eventually reappear without explanation, but it becomes clear that they are not who they used to be and that something terrifying has changed them. The Opening Night afterparty will feature band The Real Tuesday Weld which The Sunday Times calls: “beautiful…
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20th Raindance Film Festival 2012 Lineup Announced

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Raindance have just announced their line-up for their 20th annual film festival. The 2012 festival will, like every year showcase some of the best independent movies that we can expect in the coming year and beyond. Raindance 2012 will take place 26th September to 7th October at the Apollo Cinema, Piccadilly Circus in London. This year we can expect to see 105 features, more than 138 shorts, 64 UK Premieres, 13 International Premieres, 5 European Premieres, 19 World Premieres and 24 Directorial Debuts from 38 countries.

Scroll down to see the full press release as well as all the feature films that will be showing at the festival. To find out more, click here to visit their official site.

Opening the festival on Wednesday 26th September is the International Premiere of Here Comes The Devil a powerful fantasy horror from Mexico. Shot in Tijuana, a married couple lose their children while on a family trip near some caves in Tijuana.
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Raindance Film Festival 2012 – Line-up announced

The Raindance Film Festival has announced its 20th festival programme today. This year?s lineup includes 105 features and over 138 shorts and 64 UK Premieres, 13 International Premieres, 5 European Premieres, 19 World Premieres and 24 Directorial Debuts from 38 countries. The festival will take place from 26th September to 7th October at the Apollo Cinema, Piccadilly Circus.

Here’s the low-down:

Opening the festival on Wednesday 26th September is the International Premiere of Here Comes The Devil a powerful fantasy horror from Mexico. Shot in Tijuana, a married couple lose their children while on a family trip near some caves in Tijuana. The kids eventually reappear without explanation, but it becomes clear that they are not who they used to be and that something terrifying has changed them.

Closing the festival on Sunday 7th October is the UK Premiere of 7 Crates from Paraguay and fresh from its screening in Toronto Film Festival’ s vanguard section. The film focusses on Victor,
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Cannes 2012 roundup: Michael Haneke's Amour conquers all

From the bonkers Holy Motors to the disappointing On the Road, Cannes offered plenty of breadth, but only Michael Haneke's exquisite tale of an elderly man caring for his frail wife in their Paris apartment ticked all the boxes

Michael Haneke is too good. Whenever the Austrian director shows one of his films in Cannes, I always come out thinking the others might as well just pack up and go home because they'll never reach his awesome heights of control and precision. It's like the days when Beethoven was around and everyone else gave up composing. Haneke's Amour, about an elderly man looking after his frail wife (Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, both utterly captivating) when a stroke confines her to their Paris apartment, was by some stretch the finest film at Cannes. It was the only piece to be exquisitely acted, composed, paced and pitched, as well as
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