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Karlovy Vary Film Festival to Honor Tim Robbins

Karlovy Vary Film Festival to Honor Tim Robbins
Academy Award winner Tim Robbins will be honored by the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Central and Eastern Europe’s top annual film event.

The multi-hyphenate star will take the Crystal Globe Award for his “contributions to world cinema,” festival organizers announced on Tuesday.

Robbins won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2003 for “Mystic River,” among other trophies that year, opposite Sean Penn. The prolific performer’s greatest hits include “Bull Durham,” “The Shawshank Redemption” and Robert Altman’s “The Player.”

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His directorial efforts include the Oscar-winning “Dead Man Walking,” “Cradle Will Rock” and “Bob Roberts.” Robbins is also a principal in the experimental theater group The Actor’s Gang, and a musician.

Robbins will claim the prize in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic at the festival which runs from June 29 – July 7. His band will also
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Karlovy Vary Film Festival to honour Tim Robbins; adds Terry Gilliam, Caleb Landry Jones

Karlovy Vary Film Festival to honour Tim Robbins; adds Terry Gilliam, Caleb Landry Jones
The festival has also unveiled its international juries.

Tim Robbins will receive the Crystal Globe for outstanding contribution to world cinema at the 53rd edition of Karlovy Vary Film Festival.

The actor, director, producer and screenwriter will also present two of his films at the festival – Bob Roberts (1992) and Cradle Will Rock (1999), both of which take in the crossover of politics and music in the United States.

Robbins will also give a concert at the festival, as part of his group Tim Robbins and The Rogues Gallery Band.

Kviff has also announced the international juries for this year’s event.
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Tim Robbins to Be Feted at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Tim Robbins to Be Feted at Karlovy Vary Film Festival
The Karlovy Vary Film Festival, the leading movie event in Central and Eastern Europe, will honor Tim Robbins with its award for outstanding contribution to world cinema, the fest announced Tuesday, and the actor will screen two pics he directed and wrote, the acerbic polemic “Bob Roberts” and the tribute to pre-wwii music and politics “Cradle Will Rock.”

Robbins, who also wrote music for several of his films, including “Bob Roberts” with brother David, will perform with The Rogues Gallery Band. Terry Gilliam will also roll into the Czech Republic spa town for the fest, running June 29 to July 7, to screen “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” his disaster-prone take on the Cervantes classic that took 18 years to complete and premiered in Cannes.

Anna Paquin will also be feted, screening the family grief road movie “The Parting Glass” along with the film’s director, her husband Stephen Moyer, screenwriter and
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Edinburgh Film Festival 2018 full programme announced

Edinburgh Film Festival 2018 full programme announced
Films starring Andrew Scott, Alex Lawther and Samantha Morton in line-up.

The full line-up for the 2018 Edinburgh Film Festival (20 June to 1 July) has been announced by artistic director Mark Adams.

This year’s programme features 21 world premieres, including Stephen Moyer’s directorial debut, The Parting Glass, starring Melissa Leo, Cynthia Nixon, Denis O’Hare, Anna Paquin (who also produces), Rhys Ifans and Ed Asner. Moyer and Paquin will also take part in an ‘In Person’ event.

Other world premieres include Simon Fellows’ thriller Steel Country starring Andrew Scott; comedy Old Boys starring Alex Lawther and directed by Toby MacDonald; coming-of-age
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Cannes documentary prize goes to 'Samouni Road'; full Doc Day report

Festival doc activity included the Marche’s Doc Corner and a buzzy Doc Day that welcomed European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet.

The Cannes L’Œil d’or (Golden Eye) documentary award has been presented to Stefano Savona’s Samouni Road.

The $5,900 priz is presented by Lascam (the French-speaking authors’ society) and its president, Julie Bertuccelli, in collaboration with the Cannes Film Festival, with the support of Ina (French National Audiovisual Institute) and, new for this year, Audiens.

The jury – headed by director Emmanuel Finkiel – praised the Directors’ Fortnight entry for its “intelligent way of filming, the right distance in its point of view,
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Edinburgh Film Festival announces Scotland celebration for 2018 edition

Edinburgh Film Festival announces Scotland celebration for 2018 edition
The programme will showcase features filmed and set the country, including ‘Calibre’ with Jack Lowden.

Edinburgh Film Festival (Eiff) has announced a celebration of Scotland for its 72nd edition.

The festival will showcase talent and locations from the country via a selection of features, shorts, documentaries, animations and events.

Included amongst these will be comedy horror-musical Anna And The Apocalypse, shot largely in and around Glasgow; and the world premiere of Jack Lowden-starring thriller Calibre, the debut feature from Matt Palmer, set in the Highlands and filmed at Beecraigs Country Park, which will get a worldwide release on Netflix the
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UK Film Centre in Cannes 2018: Full line-up of events

This year’s programme will focus on Brexit and Inclusion Riders.

The UK Film Centre has announced its full line-up of events and talks for the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

This year’s programme includes Brexit briefing, a discussion on the UK film sector’s European partnerships; How to Budget the Inclusion Rider with speakers including Carol producer Elizabeth Karlsen; and a series of Talent Talks with filmakers whose work is screening at the festival.

UK Film Centre partners include the British Film Institute (BFI), British Council, British Film Commission (Bfc), Creative Scotland, Creative Skillset, Film Export UK, Film London and Northern Ireland Screen.
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‘The Eyes Of Orson Welles’ Director Mark Cousins On Movie Legend’s Legacy: ’The Other Side Of The Wind’ Really “Should Have Been In Cannes” — Cannes Studio

Mark Cousins, director of Cannes Classics hit The Eyes Of Orson Welles, would be a distinctive character even if he wasn't a respected filmmaker, writer and historian—his body is emblazoned with tattooed tributes to the artists and thinkers who have shaped his outlook on life: Paul Cézanne, Marie Curie, Albrecht Dürer, Le Corbusier and Virginia Woolf, to name but a few. Two years ago, he had another added—an homage to Citizen Kane director Orson Welles, on his arm—and…
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The Eyes of Orson Welles review – looks deep into the soul of an artist

Mark Cousins’ whimsical but heartfelt love letter to Welles connects the director’s films to his paintings and drawings

The Netflix dispute means that the restoration of Orson WellesThe Other Side of the Wind is not showing at Cannes. Here is an engaging consolation prize: Mark Cousins’ wayward, very indulgent but deeply felt love letter to Orson Welles. In particular, he looks at Welles’ huge body of drawings and paintings – examining them, rhapsodising about them, free-associating from them.

Welles painted and drew indefatigably from his teen years to his bearded age: fiercely energetic, muscular lines of charcoal, pencil and paint, which were ideas for set design, movie storyboards, sketches of faces, and just visions. Cousins makes a convincing case that his movies were an extension of his (unrecognised) brilliance as a graphic artist, and the people who love the literary filigree of Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet or Henry V
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'The Eyes of Orson Welles': Film Review | Cannes 2018

'The Eyes of Orson Welles': Film Review | Cannes 2018
Anyone who suspects that nearly all there is to say about Orson Welles has already been said is in for a nice surprise in The Eyes of Orson Welles. As the title suggests, the iconoclastic Northern Irish documentarian Mark Cousins has chosen to focus on the way the late creative polymath saw things, literally so, not only in his films but in his voluminous but far less known paintings and sketches. Extrapolating, often in inspired ways, from this premise and geographically following in Welles' footsteps all over the world from Kenosha and Broadway to Agadir and the Aran...
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One Orson Welles Movie Made It to Cannes: Mark Cousins’ Love Letter ‘The Eyes of Orson Welles’

One Orson Welles Movie Made It to Cannes: Mark Cousins’ Love Letter ‘The Eyes of Orson Welles’
Cannes Classics 2018’s opening nighter is Irish filmmaker Mark Cousins’ intimate documentary “The Eyes of Orson Welles,” which was invited to Cannes before Netflix pulled its own two Welles entries, the completed “The Other Side of the Wind” and Morgan Neville’s accompanying Welles documentary “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead.”

Cousins (“The Story of Film: An Odyssey”) narrates his charming love letter to the late Welles, which is the first original film backed by the Filmstruck and TCM partnership (as well as the BBC and other funders), and is for sale to Cannes buyers.

“I’m interested in a more personal voice,” he said in a phone interview from Scotland, “in what happens when you look someone in the eye, as it were, and address them directly. It’s a more intimate and emotional language.”

He first adopted letter-writing on “Eisenstein and Lawrence,” his 2016 documentary short about
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One Orson Welles Movie Made It to Cannes: Mark Cousins’ Love Letter ‘The Eyes of Orson Welles’

One Orson Welles Movie Made It to Cannes: Mark Cousins’ Love Letter ‘The Eyes of Orson Welles’
Cannes Classics 2018’s opening nighter is Irish filmmaker Mark Cousins’ intimate documentary “The Eyes of Orson Welles,” which was invited to Cannes before Netflix pulled its own two Welles entries, the completed “The Other Side of the Wind” and Morgan Neville’s accompanying Welles documentary “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead.”

Cousins (“The Story of Film: An Odyssey”) narrates his charming love letter to the late Welles, which is the first original film backed by the Filmstruck and TCM partnership (as well as the BBC and other funders), and is for sale to Cannes buyers.

“I’m interested in a more personal voice,” he said in a phone interview from Scotland, “in what happens when you look someone in the eye, as it were, and address them directly. It’s a more intimate and emotional language.”

He first adopted letter-writing on “Eisenstein and Lawrence,” his 2016 documentary short about
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The 2018 IndieWire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview, and News Item Posted During the Festival

The 2018 IndieWire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview, and News Item Posted During the Festival
Lineup

2018 Cannes Film Festival Lineup: Spike Lee, Jean-Luc Godard, and More to Compete for Palme d’Or

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Set for Special Premiere Screening at Cannes

Orson Welles Is Coming to Cannes 2018 After All, but Not With Netflix

Cannes: Nicolas Cage’s ‘Mandy’ and Gaspar Noe’s ‘Climax’ Lead 2018 Directors’ Fortnight Lineup

Paul Dano’s ‘Wildlife,’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan, to Headline 2018 Cannes Critics’ Week

Cannes 2018: Terry Gilliam’s ‘Don Quixote’ to Close Festival, Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Sets Premiere

Pre-Festival Announcements and News

Terry Gilliam Suffers Stroke While Awaiting ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Cannes Verdict

Amazon Studios Will No Longer Distribute Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Netflix Eyes Cannes Loophole, Could Buy ‘Everybody Knows’ and More Palme d’Or Contenders — Report

Pierre Rissient, Warrior of Cinema and Advocate of Major Filmmakers Worldwide, Dies at 81

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Dogwoof inks deals on 'Studio 54', 'Generation Wealth' (exclusive)

Dogwoof inks deals on 'Studio 54', 'Generation Wealth' (exclusive)
Deals for ‘Studio 54’ include Scandinavia and Australia and New Zealand.

UK documentary specialist Dogwoof has locked a series of deals across two of the titles on its Cannes sales slate.

Matt Tyrnauer’s Studio 54, about how two young men, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, conquered New York’s club scene with their pulsating, hedonistic club, has sold to Scandinavia (Edge Entertainment), Australia and New Zealand (Mad Man), Germany and Austria (Weltkino) and Italy (Bim).

An Altimeter Films and Passion Pictures production, Studio 54 was produced by John Battsek and Corey Reeser, and executive produced by Robert Sharenow, Elaine Frontaine-Bryant
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Cannes 2018: Which Films Are Most Likely to Succeed Beyond the Festival?

Cannes 2018: Which Films Are Most Likely to Succeed Beyond the Festival?
Slim pickings this year make Cannes feel like the canary in the coal mine. While cinephiles and critics have plenty of promising art films to sample, the realities of a narrowing audience for specialty fare mean only a handful of the films on the Croisette will land a North American theatrical release.

For one thing, Harvey Weinstein is gone from the scene, having supplied Cannes for decades with Oscar-winners such as “Pulp Fiction,” “Life is Beautiful,” “The Piano,” and “The Artist.” Weinstein’s last Cannes official selection, Taylor Sheridan’s Un Certain Regard director-winner “Wind River,” was overlooked at Oscar time. And top-drawer stars may skip this year’s first Weinstein-free AmFAR Cinema Against AIDs fundraiser at the Hotel du Cap.

Also staying away this year is Woody Allen, who debuted “Cafe Society,” “Irrational Man,” “Midnight in Paris,” and “Match Point” on the Croisette. Amazon’s “Rainy Day in New York” stars hot-as-flapjacks Timothee Chalamet,
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Sheffield Doc/Fest reveals 2018 programme

Sheffield Doc/Fest reveals 2018 programme
Over 200 projects announced, including 37 world and 70 UK premieres.

UK documentary festival Sheffield Doc/Fest has unveiled the programme for its 25th edition, which runs from June 7-12 this summer.

Amongst the titles are a screening of McQueen, Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui’s film about the late British fashion designer Alexander McQueen composed of archival footage and personal testimonials.

Last month Sean McAllister’s A Northern Soul was announced as the opening night film.

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The 2018 official competition jury includes documentarian Mark Cousins, director Sophie Fiennes and artists Liv Wynter and Samson Kambalu.
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Cannes Classics 2018: Mark Cousins Celebrates Welles & Margarethe von Trotta Toasts Ingmar Bergman

Orson Welles will indeed be feted in Cannes this year with Mark Cousins dropping by the Croisette with The Eyes of Orson Welles and German helmer Margarethe von Trotta will celebrate Swedish cinema’s gift to the world with the docu Searching for Ingmar Bergman. Pamela B. Green‘s the Kickstarter funded project Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché will be receiving its world premiere and over a dozen of restored classic films will be acknowledged and when lucky with someone who was part of the film or the film process with The Park Circus folks supplying the festival with…
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Cannes Classics: Orson Welles Doc, ‘Bicycle Thieves’, ‘Big Blue’, ‘Grease’ – Full List

Orson Welles will be featured at next month’s Cannes Film Festival. It still won’t be via his previously unfinished The Other Side Of The Wind, which recently got caught in the scrum between the festival and Netflix. Rather, Welles will be represented in The Eyes Of Orson Welles, a new documentary from Mark Cousins that’s part of the Cannes Classics selection. The festival today unveiled its full roster for the Classics sidebar which includes tributes and documentaries…
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Cannes Classics pick 'The Eyes Of Orson Welles' secures sales and UK deal (exclusive)

Cannes Classics pick 'The Eyes Of Orson Welles' secures sales and UK deal (exclusive)
Michael Moore is an executive producer on Mark Cousins’ latest feature.

Documentary specialist Dogwoof has acquired world sales and UK distribution rights to Mark Cousin’s The Eyes Of Orson Welles which will premiere in this year’s Cannes Classics programme.

London-based Dogwoof is plotting a summer 2018 release. The BBC has UK broadcast rights, while Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Filmstruck have TV and SVoD rights in North America.

Among the film’s executive producers is Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore. It was produced by Bofa Productions in association with the BBC and Filmstruck, with support from the National Lottery
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Cannes Classics 2018 line-up includes Orson Welles, Ingmar Bergman docs

Cannes Classics 2018 line-up includes Orson Welles, Ingmar Bergman docs
Also includes Jane Fonda, Alice Guy-Blaché doc, 2001: A Space Odyssey screening.

The line-up for Cannes Classics section of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival (May 8-19) includes documentaries about Orson Welles, Ingmar Bergman and Jane Fonda.

Mark Cousins will present his video essay The Eyes of Orson Welles, which examines the pictorial world of the Citizen Kane director.

Margarethe von Trotta’s Searching For Ingmar Bergman is one of three films to celebrate the centenary of the Swedish master at Cannes, alongside Jane Magnusson’s Bergman – A Year in a Life and a screening of The Seventh Seal.

Jane Fonda will
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