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Emmanuel Mouret on the César award-winning costumes by Pierre-Jean Larroque and production design by David Faivre: "The sets could be a bit like a screen for the silhouettes." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Cécile de France, who has one of the most charismatic smiles in French cinema, shines as Madame de La Pommeraye in Lady J (Mademoiselle De Joncquières aka The Art Of Seduction), Emmanuel Mouret's fresh take on an episode from Diderot's Jacques the Fatalist, the same one Robert Bresson so brilliantly turned into his 1945 film Les dames Du Bois De Boulogne.

Madame de Joncquières (Natalia Dontcheva) with Madame de La Pommeraye (Cécile de France) and Mademoiselle de Joncquières (Alice Isaaz) with the Marquis des Arcis (Edouard Baer)

In particular the scenes with her friend, Lucienne (played beautifully by Laure Calamy), are a standout of acting on at least three levels. Their conversations function like a palimpsest, questioning with the slightest winks,
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Body of work by Anne-Katrin Titze

Touch Me Not director Adina Pintilie: "Einstürzende Neubauten and Blixa Bargeld it's very important. It has always been. In particular the piece that you hear in the film. Melancholia speaks about the subconscious of the city." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

At the 68th Berlin Film Festival, the jury, led by Tom Tykwer, with Cécile de France, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Stephanie Zacharek, Chema Prado, and Oscar-winning producer Adele Romanski of Barry Jenkins' Moonlight and Independent Spirit winner If Beale Street Could Talk, gave the Golden Bear to Adina Pintilie's Touch Me Not, produced by Philippe Avril, and Bianca Oana.

Adina Pintilie: "I think you can find an emotional mirror of what happens within the characters." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Pintilie's début feature, shot by George Chiper, bested such films as Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs, David Zellner and Nathan Zellner's Damsel, Christian Petzold's Transit, Benoît Jacquot's Eva, Cédric Kahn
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The New Pope: HBO Releases First Photo from Jude Law and John Malkovich Series

Time to meet The New Pope. HBO has just released the first photo (see above) from their upcoming follow-up series to The Young Pope.

From Paolo Sorrentino, the new drama will be "set in the world of the modern papacy" and star Jude Law, John Malkovich, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier, Maurizio Lombardi, Henry Goodman, Ulrich Thomsen, Mark Ivanir, and Massimo Ghini.

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The New Pope First Look: Jude Law and John Malkovich Make Quite a Papal Pair

His Holiness… es?

HBO has graced us with our first look at The New Pope, a sequel series to the 2017 miniseries The Young Pope, which starred Jude Law as brash fictional pontiff Lenny, aka Pope Pius Xiii. Based on the new photo above, Law will reprise his role as Lenny in the eight-episode series, joined by new cast addition John Malkovich. HBO is mum on Malkovich’s New Pope role, but judging by his pristine vestments and skullcap — not to mention the series title — we’re betting he’s Lenny replacement in the Vatican. (The Young Pope‘s finale ended with Lenny collapsing,
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Film Review: ‘Mademoiselle de Joncquieres’

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Film Review: ‘Mademoiselle de Joncquieres’
Like a crafty Casanova who masks his true intentions while assiduously charming his latest prey, “Mademoiselle de Joncquieres” takes a stealthy and slow-burn approach before fully revealing its true colors as a shrewdly choreographed roundelay of scheming, seduction and revenge in the spirit of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses.” Freely adapted from the same section of Denis Diderot’s “Jacques le Fataliste” that inspired Robert Bresson’s “Les dames du bois de Boulogne” — but, unlike Bresson’s modernized 1945 version (co-scripted with Jean Cocteau), set in the same 18th-century period as Diderot’s original — writer-director Emmanuel Mouret’s exquisitely mounted and beautifully photographed film begins as a leisurely paced dramedy of manners, brimming with archly clever bons mots and politely tamped passions. But then things take a darker turn, and the movie becomes all the more enjoyable as elegantly nasty fun with serious mortal stakes.

During the regency of Louis Xv, Madame de
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Nicole Kidman cop drama 'Destroyer' among three new titles on Tiff Platform jury grid

Nicole Kidman cop drama 'Destroyer' among three new titles on Tiff Platform jury grid
’Jessica Forever’, ’Mademoiselle De Joncquières’ also take spots.

Three new titles have scored mid-range on Screen’s Toronto Platform jury grid, leaving Emir Baigazin’s The River as the early leader.

Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel’s debut Jessica Forever scored exactly 2, although split opinion among critics.

Radheyan Simonpillai of Now/CTV, Boston Globe’s Loren King and Time Out New York’s Joshua Rothkopf all gave it one star for ‘poor’, while Vincent Le Leurch of Le Film Français and Screen’s own critic both awarded a top score 4 for ‘excellent’.

The film presents a dystopian world where violent misfits reign supreme.
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First Look: Cécile de France in Fabienne Berthaud's 'A Bigger World' (exclusive)

Co-written with Claire Barre, this is Berthaud’s fourth feature after Frankie, Lily Sometimes and Sky.

Celluloid Dreams has released a first image of Belgian actress Cécile de France in the role of a woman who discovers she has shamanistic abilities during a trip to Mongolia in French filmmaker Fabienne Berthaud’s upcoming feature A Bigger World (Un Monde Plus Grand).

The feature is based on the real-life experiences of Corine Sombrun, a French musician and composer who made a similar discovery while on assignment as a sound recordist for the BBC World Service in Mongolia in 2001.

Sombrun’s abilities
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The New Pope: First Image From HBO's Young Pope Sequel Series

Joseph Baxter Jan 9, 2019

The New Pope, HBO’s sequel series to The Young Pope, will see return Jude Law joined by co-star John Malkovich.

While HBO’s 2016 series The Young Pope was intended as a limited series prestige project from BAFTA-winning director Paolo Sorrentino, plans subsequently emerged for a follow-up series, titled The New Pope. Indeed, the follow up series will showcase a new pope, since HBO has sent white smoke signals of confirmation for Oscar-winning actor John Malkovich.

John Malkovich was revealed as the star of HBO’s The New Pope back in July. While the details of Malkovich’s character were not provided (and remain scarce as of this January 9 update), the very title of the follow-up series does little to hide the fate of said character. While the title, The New Pope, has been known for over a year, having arrived quickly after The Young Pope completed its run,
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'Touch Me Not' wins Golden Bear at 2018 Berlin Film Festival

'Touch Me Not' wins Golden Bear at 2018 Berlin Film Festival
Wes Anderson named festival’s best director for Isle Of Dogs.

The awards of the 68th Berlin Film Festival were handed out on Saturday evening (February 24), with the Golden Bear for best film going to Adina Pintilie’s Touch Me Not, which also scooped best first feature.

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There were 24 films in this year’s competition section, 19 of which were eligible for the Golden Bear.

Wes Anderson won the festival’s Silver Bear best director prize for his competition opener Isle Of Dogs. Anderson regular Bill Murray accepted the award on the director’s behalf.

This year’s international competition jury was headed up by German director Tom Tykwer, who was joined by Cécile de France, Chema Prado, Moonlight producer Adele Romanski, Ryūichi Sakamoto, and film critic Stephanie Zacharek.

The jurors took a different view to Screen International’s jury of critics and awarded the Golden Bear to Touch Me Not, which
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Berlin Film Festival 2018 winners (updating live)

Berlin Film Festival 2018 winners (updating live)
The awards of the 68th Berlin Film Festival are being awarded this evening (Feb 24).

The awards of the 68th Berlin Film Festival are being awarded this evening (Feb 24).

This year’s international competition jury was headed up by German director Tom Twyker, he was joined by Cécile de France, Chema Prado, Adele Romanski, Ryūichi Sakamoto and Stephanie Zacharek.

There were 24 films in this year’s competition section, 19 of which were eligible for the Golden Bear. The selection opened with Wes Anderson’s Isle Of Dogs.

One of the first awards given out on the night went to Romanian director Adina Pintilie, who took the first feature prize for Touch Me Not.

The Panorama audience award was presented to Timur Bekmambetov for best fiction film and The Silence of Others by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar for best documentary.
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Introducing the 2018 European Shooting Stars

The 10 young European actors selected for this year’s Shooting Stars initiative are in town to meet the global film industry.

While young acting talent is spotlighted annually by initiatives such as Bafta’s Rising Star award and Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow, European Film Promotion’s (Efp) Shooting Stars programme is the most visible celebration of next-generation thespian talent allied to an A-list film festival.

Each year, 10 young European actors are awarded the Shooting Star accolade at the Berlinale, a five-person jury having selected the winners from submissions by the 37 Efp member countries. The recipients travel to Berlin to meet producers, casting directors and other film industry figures, and are feted at a ceremony at the Berlinale Palast, which this year takes place on Monday February 19.

This year’s line-up includes UK Screen Star Of Tomorrow Michaela Coel, Norway’s Thelma star Eili Harboe, Hungary’s Réka Tenki, who appeared in last
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Berlin jury head Tom Tykwer responds to festival letter row and #MeToo debate

Cloud Atlas director says there is a “strong quest for a natural change” at the festival.

Speaking at the press conference launching the 68th Berlin Film Festival, jury president Tom Tykwer addressed the controversial letter signed by 79 German filmmakers calling for an overhaul of the Berlinale, and also responded to the industry harrassment debate.

An open letter, published in November 2017, said that appointing a successor to current festival director Dieter Kosslick, whose contract expires in May 2019, “offers the chance to renew and streamline the programme”.

It was signed by German filmmakers including Fatih Akin, Maren Ade, Christian Petzold and Sebastian Schipper.

At the conference, the Cloud Atlas co-director said the letter was ”conceived as being critical of the festival” but was actually “rather constructive.”

He said: “I think many of my colleagues wanted to express in this letter that there is a quest for a natural change, which is nothing extraordinary when in two year’s time it
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Berlin Jury President Tom Tykwer Says #MeToo Should Focus On The Issues, Not The Individual

Cloud Atlas director Tom Tykwer has called for the issue of sexual harassment and abuse of power in the film business to be discussed in a wider context rather than focusing on individual cases. Tykwer was speaking at the launch of the 68th edition of the Berlin Film Festival, where he serves as president of the jury alongside the likes of Moonlight producer Adele Romanski and actress Cécile de France. "It's good that [the conversation] turns away from the individual…
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Guilt as Madness: An Interview with Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

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Photo by Darren HughesThe Unknown Girl opens with a handheld close up of Dr. Jenny (Adèle Haenel) examining a patient. “Listen,” she says, handing her stethoscope to Julien (Olivier Bonnaud), a medical student who is interning at her clinic. Never ones to shy away from a glaring metaphor, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne announce in that brief exchange their film’s driving thematic and formal concerns. When Jenny later learns that her decision to not allow a late-night visitor into the clinic might have contributed to the young woman’s death, she puts her skills and training to new purpose: listening for clues that might help solve the murder.The Unknown Girl differs from the Dardennes’ previous fiction films only in its more obviously generic plotting. This seems to have contributed to the uncharacteristically mixed reviews that greeted the film at its 2016 Cannes premiere, where it was faulted for failing to
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Fanny’S Journey – St. Louis Jewish Film Festival Review

Sunday, June 4, at 7 Pm, Plaza Frontenac Cinema

Belgium; in French and German with English subtitles; 94 minutes

Fanny’S Journey is a compelling true-story-inspired historical drama about a 13-year-old girl who leads a group of 11 children to safety as they flee the advancing Nazis in World War II France. Directed by Loila Doillon, it is a suspenseful tale based on the true story of Fanny Ben-Ami. This handsome, well-made and well-acted drama id one of this year’s St. Louis Jewish Film Festival’s best.

After the arrest of their father in German-occupied Paris, Fanny (Léonie Souchaud) and her younger sisters Erika (Fantine Harduin) and Georgette (Juliane Lepoureau) are sent by their mother to a children’s boarding school in rural southeast France. The younger girls, particularly clingy Erika, stay close to their older sister but Fanny is clearly very much still a child herself, with a penchant for climbing trees
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The Young Pope: Season Two; Jude Law Isn't Surprised There Isn't More

Earlier, we reported that there will be no second season of The Young Pope. Instead, HBO has ordered a second installment from creator Paolo Sorrentino called The New Pope. Recently, star Jude Law spoke with Variety about the future of the TV series.A drama, The Young Pope stars Jude Law as Lenny Belardo, a conservative archbishop who becomes the first American pope. The cast also includes Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara, Scott Shepherd, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier, Toni Bertorelli, and James Cromwell.Read More…
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The Young Pope

Network: Episodes: 10 (hour)Seasons: OneTV show dates: January 15, 2017 -- February 13, 2017Series status: Cancelled/EndedPerformers include: Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara, Scott Shepherd, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier, Toni Bertorelli, and James Cromwell.TV show description: This historical drama series tells the controversial story of the beginning of Pius Xiii's pontificate.Born Lenny Belardo, Pope Pius Xiii (Jude Law) is the former Archbishop of New York. He is a complex and conflicted character who’s so conservative in his choices as to border on obscurantism. Yet, he’s also full of compassion towards the weak and poor.Read More…
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The Young Pope: No Season Two But the Story Will Continue

While The Young Pope TV show will not been renewed for a second season on HBO, it isn't exactly cancelled either. Instead, THR reports HBO has ordered The New Pope -- a follow-up to The Young Pope -- from creator and director Paolo Sorrentino. The Young Pope told the story of Lenny Belardo's (Jude Law) ascension as Pope Pius Xiii. The HBO TV series cast also includes Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara, Scott Shepherd, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier, Toni Bertorelli, and James Cromwell. There is no word yet, on who will return for The New Pope TV series. Read More…
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Beyond the music by Anne-Katrin Titze

Reda Kateb enjoys playing Django Reinhardt for director Étienne Comar Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

At the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema lunch, hosted by uniFrance, Reda Kateb gave me the connection between David Oelhoffen's Loin Des Hommes with Viggo Mortensen at the Venice Film Festival and meeting longtime Nick Cave collaborator Warren Ellis there, which led to composing for Reda's film Pitchoune and to Warren creating a requiem for Étienne Comar's Django.

Over really good coffee and delicious gelato at Robert De Niro's Locanda Verde in Tribeca, Reda told me about discovering Bimbam Merstein with casting director Stéphane Batut, insights with Cécile de France, spending one year in preparation, and Django Reinhardt's monkey Joko in the film.

On Django Reinhardt (Reda Kateb): "I didn't have an idea of him but I wanted to be him."

Django, based on the novel by Alexis Salatko, chronicles a crucial time
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Lavender's blue by Anne-Katrin Titze

Nicole Garcia to her producer Alain Attal on Milena Agus's novel Mal Di Petra: "Tell me if the rights are free or not!" Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

After attending the morning press preview for Agnès Varda's exhibition at Blum & Poe, organized by Olivier Renaud-Clément, I walked over to Le Parker Meridien to meet with Nicole Garcia for a conversation on From The Land Of The Moon (Mal De Pierres), co-written with Jacques Fieschi and starring Marion Cotillard, Louis Garrel and Alex Brendemühl. Shot provocatively by Christophe Beaucarne (Étienne Comar's Django, which stars Reda Kateb with Cécile de France; and Jacques Doillon's Rodin, with Vincent Lindon in the title role) with costumes by Catherine Leterrier, Garcia's film carefully chisels out something about women growing up in the 1950s, claiming themselves.

Marion Cotillard as Gabrielle in Mal De Pierres

Gabrielle (Cotillard) lives with her parents and sister in the post-war French countryside.
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