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The Red Turtle Movie Review

20 October 2016 9:28 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The Red Turtle (La Tortue rouge) Why Not Productions Grade: B Reviewed by Harvey Karten, Shockya Director:  Michaël Dudok de Wit Written by: Michaël Dudok de Wit, Pascale Ferran Cast: Tom Hudson, Emmanuel Garijo Screened at: Sony, NYC, 10/19/16 Opens: November 18, 2016 (Limited), January 19, 2017 (Wide) The Spanish playwright Calderón de la Barca wrote a drama called “La vida es sueño” (Life is a dream).  No one can agree with him more than Rip Van Winkle, Washington Irving’s character who slept by a tree and woke up with a long bird twenty years later.  The thing is, he really arose the next day, having dreamed about what life  [ Read More ]

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- Harvey Karten

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Globally Acclaimed Films at 4th Ajyal Youth Film Festival in Doha

14 October 2016 9:48 AM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

The Red Turtle”, described as a ‘wordless wonder’ is closing night gala.Six critically acclaimed films from Cannes, Berlin and Sundance are confirmed in first selection for 4th Ajyal Youth Film Festival (November 30 — December 5) in Doha

The line-up includes Mena (Middle East North Africa) premieres of Cannes Palme d’Or winner “I, Daniel Blake” from Ken Loach, Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman”, Michaël Dudok de Wit’s “The Red Turtle” and Babak Anvari’s “Under the Shadow”; Golden Bear winner at Berlin “Fire at Sea” and Sundance favourite “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” to enjoy Qatar Premieres.

The selection celebrates excellence in world cinema today and includes films by some of the most powerful voices within the international film community.

Fatma Al Remaihi, CEO Doha Film Institute

Fatma Al Remaihi said: “We are delighted to announce the first selection of films that will screen at Ajyal Youth Film Festival this year, »

- Sydney Levine

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Rome: 'The Accountant', 'Birth Of A Nation' among line-up

4 October 2016 9:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Guests attending this year to include Bernardo Bertolucci, Don DeLillo, Ralph Fiennes.Scroll down for full line-up

The Rome Film Festival (Oct 13-23) has revealed its line-up for 2016.

The festival will present 44 films and documentaries in its official programme, selected from 26 countries.

Rome will open with Barry JenkinsMoonlight, which premiered in Toronto.

Further titles in the Official Selection include Gavin O’Connor’s The Accountant [pictured], starring Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick, Nate Parker’s The Birth Of A Nation, Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester By The Sea, and Oliver Stone’s Snowden.

The festival’s previously announced Alice In The City line-up will include John Carney’s Sing Street and Matt Ross’s Captain Fantastic.

The Everybody’s Talking About It strand, which highlights films that has generated exceptional buzz following their international debuts, will showcase Yeon Sang-ho’s Train To Busan, Michael Grandage’s Genius, David Mackenzie’s Hell Or High Water, and [link=nm »

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Ben Attia's 'Hedi' triumphs at Athens Film Festival

3 October 2016 6:50 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hedi won best film, while Matt Johnson won best director for Operation Avalanche.

The Tunisian-French-Belgian co-production Hedi by Mohamed Ben Attia has won the best film award, the Golden Athena, at the 22nd Athens International Film Festival (September 22-October 2).

The film was co-produced by Tanit Films, Nomadis Images and the Dardenne brothers production outlet Les Films du Fleuve.

Majd Mastoura stars in the lead role as a young man who tries to break loose from his dominant mother and some of Tunisia’s more conservative social norms.

The film debuted at Berlin Film Festival 2016, winning the best first film award and a best actor prize for Mastoura.

The Aiff awards were decided by a five-member international jury presided over by the BFI programmes curator Nicola Gallani. The jury included German film critic Julia Teichmann (Film Dienst), French producer Sylvia Perel and her compatriot film critic Bernard Nave (Jeune Cinema).

Matt Johnson won the best director trophy for [link »

- (Alexis Grivas)

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New trailer for the Studio Ghibli-produced The Red Turtle

23 September 2016 2:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its Us premiere this weekend at Fantastic Fest, a new trailer has arrived online for writer-director Michaël Dudok de Wit’s Studio Ghibli-produced animated feature The Red Turtle (La Tortue rouge); take a look below…

“Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and turtles, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.”

The Red Turtle is set for release on January 20th in the States.


- Amie Cranswick

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International trailer for the Studio Ghibli-produced The Red Turtle

9 August 2016 5:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli have debuted a new international trailer for writer-director Michaël Dudok de Wit’s upcoming animated feature The Red Turtle (La Tortue rouge), which we have for you below…

“Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and turtles, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.”

The Red Turtle is set for release on January 20th in the States.


- Amie Cranswick

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Cannes 2016 Winners Include ‘I, Daniel Blake,’ ‘Personal Shopper,’ ‘The Salesman,’ and More

23 May 2016 4:51 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a jury headed up by George Miller, the 2016 Cannes Film Festival delivered their awards this weekend, giving Ken Loach his second Palme d’Or, this time for I, Daniel Blake. Meanwhile, Xavier Dolan get the runner-up for It’s Only the End of the World and Olivier Assayas tied with Cristian Mungiu for Best Director for Personal Shopper and Graduation, respectively. Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman picked up two awards, for Best Screenplay and Best Actor, while Jaclyn Jose rounded out the top winners for Best Actress in Ma’ Rosa and American Honey grabbed the Jury Prize.

Disappointingly, some of our favorites of the festival (including Toni Erdmann, Elle, Paterson, Staying Vertical, and Sieranevada) went home empty-handed. Ahead of our personal wrap-up arriving shortly, check out the full list of winners below, including reviews where available and a 30-minute talk with the jury regarding their decisions.


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- Jordan Raup

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Cannes 2016: Ken Loach’s ‘I, Daniel Blake’ takes the Palme d’Or

22 May 2016 11:28 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

After 12 days of glorious cinema in the South of France (read all of our coverage right here), and 21 films in competition as part of the official selection, tonight head of the Cannes Jury George Miller announced the winners of the festival, including the prestigious Palme d’Or for best in show.

Ken Loach’s superb I, Daniel Blake, which we reviewed here, won the British director his second Plame d’Or – he won back in 2006 for the first time with The Wind That Shakes the Barley.

In our review we said that the film’s lead actor, comedian Dave Johns, ‘is near perfect in his portrayal of his character, a humble, grieving, decent man with only help to give and nothing to take from the state unnecessarily. Hayley Squires matches that performance with Katie, a single mother who many will obviously identify with, and her turn in practically flawless. In the film generally, »

- Paul Heath

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Cannes: 'The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki' wins Un Certain Regard prize

21 May 2016 11:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Captain Fantastic’s Matt Ross wins director prize; animation The Red Turtle wins special prize.Scroll down for full list of winners

Finnish boxer drama The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki, directed by Juho Kuosmanen, has won the Un Certain Regard prize at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

Review: The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki

After two Cinefondation-selected shorts, Kuosmanen has made his feature debut with this film inspired by the real life of Olli Maki, the first Finn to fight for the world championship in featherweight boxing, who is distracted by his first love on the day of the big fight.

Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola and Eero Milonoff star in the black-and-white film, which shot on 16mm. B-Plan will release in Finland in September, with theatrical releases also secured for Germany, France and Denmark.

The Finland-Germany-Sweden co-production is produced by Aamu Film Company, One Two Films »

- (Michael Rosser)

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‘The Red Turtle’ Pulls Studio Ghibli Out of Its Shell

12 May 2016 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The dual geniuses behind Studio Ghibli, Japan’s most revered animation company, aren’t getting any younger. At age 75, “Spirited Away” director Hayao Miyazaki has all but retired, now focusing exclusively on short films, while “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” was 80-year-old Isao Takahata’s final feature.

That puts the studio in urgent need of younger talent to carry on their legacy — as tested with Hiromasa Yonebayashi (“When Marnie Was There”) and Goro Miyazaki (“From Up on Poppy Hill”). But it also inspired a one-of-a-kind project called “The Red Turtle,” which premieres this week in Cannes.

As Studio Ghibli’s first external co-production, “The Red Turtle” was made in France and directed by Dutch-born, London-based animator Michael Dudok de Wit, whose wordless Oscar-winning short “Father and Daughter” had become a favorite at Ghibli.

In pursuit of ways the company might innovate, producer Toshio Suzuki tasked French distributor Vincent Maraval »

- Peter Debruge

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From Kristen Stewart to Steven Spielberg, Awards Possibilities Abound in Cannes Lineup

10 May 2016 10:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Inasmuch as anything can be called “official” in the unscientific business of Oscar-watching, the early-fall festival trifecta of Venice, Telluride and Toronto marks the official start of awards season: Venice, in particular, is on a roll, having premiered the last two best picture winners (“Spotlight” and “Birdman,” not to mention 2013’s close runner-up “Gravity”) in calmly European style before the noise built up on the other side of the pond.

Happily situated in the less frenzied days of spring, Cannes sits at a respectable distance from the mania of the U.S. awards derby. It is, after all, a festival principally devoted to the kind of high-art world cinema that rarely rules the Oscars: For every Palme d’Or winner like “The Pianist” or “Amour” that breaks through to Academy voters, there are several others (“Winter Sleep,” “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days”) that aren’t remotely on their wavelength. »

- Guy Lodge

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Variety Critics Reveal What They’re Excited About at Cannes

10 May 2016 8:09 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Variety‘s critics weigh in on what they’re looking forward to at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Peter Debruge’S Must-sees

Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho)

Like Filho’s nuanced 2012 debut “Neighboring Sounds,” which took place almost entirely in and around a single Brazilian apartment building, his followup is named for the residential complex where it unspools. Throw in a dash of sci-fi (leading lady Sonia Braga can time travel), and it’s the festival’s most enticing sophomore effort.

The Bfg (Steven Spielberg)

The Roald Dahl children’s classic could hardly be in better hands. While we go to Cannes to be challenged by new visions, it remains the single best place in the world to celebrate the magic that made us fall in love with cinema in the first place.

Dog Eat Dog (Paul Schrader)

The “Taxi Driver” screenwriter soldiers on, fighting to make the sort of hard-hitting psychological »

- Variety Staff

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Cannes: A-z Films Takes Wild Bunch Trio (Exclusive)

10 May 2016 4:22 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes: Underscoring the importance of the Cannes festival, both its market and selection, for foreign distributor buys, Antoine Zeind’s A-z Films has acquired three 2016 Cannes Competition films: Cristian Mungiu’s “Graduation,” Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s “The Unknown Girl” and Cristi Puiu’s “Sierra Nevada.”

Based out of Quebec, Zeind’s distribution-production company has also taken “The Red Turtle,” which world premieres in Un Certain Regard.

Wild Bunch sells, finances and sometimes co-produces three of these titles: “Graduation,” “Girl” and “The Red Turtle.” “Sierra Nevada” is repped by Elle Driver, a Wild Bunch company, a sign of A-z Films’ strong connection with France.

The latest from Mungiu, whose “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days” won Cannes’ 2007 Palme d’Or, the consecration of the so-called Romanian New Wave, “Graduation” is a father-daughter ethical drama turning on a small-town doctor’s ambitions for his clever daughter to win a scholarship outside Romania.

From Belgium’s Dardenne brothers, »

- John Hopewell

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The 2016 Cannes Film Festival Line-Up Is Here

14 April 2016 5:32 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As one of the highest profile events on the film festival calendar, the announcement of the film selection for the Cannes Film Festival is always greatly anticipated. A broad range of cinema is always guaranteed, and this year is no exception. With Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller already known to be President of the 2016 Cannes competition Jury, we can now take a look at the feature films that will be included in the festival – which runs from May 11th to May 22nd, 2016.

Familiar names – such as Paul Verhoeven, Park Chan-Wook, Ken Loach, Sean Penn, Pedro Almodovar, Nicolas Winding Refn and Jim Jarmusch – will be among those competing for prestigious acknowledgement from the Jury, while several directorial debuts feature as entries in Un Certain Regard – from filmmakers such as Stephanie Di Giusto, Maha Haj and Michael O’Shea.

Opening Film

Cafe Society (Woody Allen)

Official Competition

Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade »

- Sarah Myles

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Cannes 2016: Official Selection in full

14 April 2016 2:46 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The line-up of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in full.

At a press conference this morning, Cannes chief Thierry Frémaux and president Pierre Lescure revealed 49 films selected for inclusion in this year’s festival, set to run May 11-22.

The annoncement was delayed by a peaceful protest at the Ugc Normandie movie theatre on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. A tweet from the festival said: “Due to an intervention of Entertaintement workers, the announcement of the Selection is slightly delayed. Stay with us!”

As previously announced, Woody Allen’s Café Society will open the festival on May 11.

Also previously announced, the competition jury will be presided over by Australian director George Miller, whose Oscar-winning Mad Max: Fury Road received its world premiere at Cannes last year.


Jury chair: George Miller

Toni Erdmann, Maren Ade (Germany)Julieta, Pedro Almodóvar (Spain)American Honey, Andrea Arnold (UK)Personal Shopper, Olivier Assayas (France)The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue), Jean-Pierre Dardenne & [link »

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Japanese Animation Post-Studio Ghibli: Who Rules After Miyazaki

8 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ever since master animator Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement from feature filmmaking in September 2013, the question hanging over Japanese animation has been: Who, if anyone, will step into his very large shoes?

This search for the “new Miyazaki” began long before the Oscar-winning auteur released his 2013 swan song, the WWII-themed “The Wind Rises.” Studio Ghibli, which was Miyazaki’s creative home for nearly three decades, has raised several putative successors, including Miyazaki’s son Goro, who directed “Tales From Earthsea” and “From Up on Poppy Hill,” and “The Secret World of Arrietty” helmer Hiromasa Yonebayashi, who made Ghibli’s last feature to date, this year’s Oscar-nominated “When Marnie Was There.”

But no animator working in the Japanese industry today has approached Miyazaki’s spectacular earnings for 2001 coming-of-age fantasy “Spirited Away.” Its $300 million domestic take reset the all-time record.

The shape of the post-Miyazaki animation landscape became clearer with the »

- Mark Schilling

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Wild Bunch to launch porn star Rocco Siffredi doc at Efm

8 February 2016 3:09 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Company also reveals more details about Claire Denis’s High Life and will show fresh footage of Emir Kusturica’s On The Milky Road

Wild Bunch will kick-off sales on an authorised, no-holds-barred documentary about legendary Italian porn star Rocco Siffredi at the upcoming Efm.

Simply entitled Rocco, the documentary features a candid interview with the star in which he speaks about his true life, touching on his early career, fame and life with his wife of 20 years, Rosa Caracciolo, who he co-starred with in Tarzan X: Shame Of Jane- before they married and went on to have two children together. 

Sometimes referred to as the “Italian stallion”, Siffredi has appeared in more than 1,500 films over his 30-year career and also dabbled briefly in the French arthouse cinema world, appearing in Catherine Breillat’s Romance and Anatomy Of Hell

The film also follows Siffredi’s recent decision to quit the porn business for good, shortly after appearing »

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