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Criterion on Fandor: Mysteries

Each week, the fine folks at Fandor add a number of films to their Criterion Picks area, which will then be available to subscribers for the following twelve days. This week, the Criterion Picks focus on 8 mystery films.

Secrets, lies, clues and questionable motives: follow these films as they insist on (or resist) throwing light on the dark corners of human nature.

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Confidentially Yours, the French Crime film by François Truffaut

When a real estate agent is framed for the murders of his wife and her lover, it is up to his faithful secretary to solve the mystery.

The Element of Crime, the Danish Crime film by Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier’s stunning debut film is the story of Fisher, an exiled ex-cop who returns to his old beat to catch a serial killer with a taste for young girls.
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Fanny Ardant begins ‘Waiting For You’ shoot

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Fanny Ardant begins ‘Waiting For You’ shoot
Exclusive: Merlin star Colin Morgan co-stars in British coming-of-age feature.

Shooting has begun in France on Waiting For You, a British drama starring Fanny Ardant (8 Women) and Colin Morgan (Merlin).

The film, funded by private equity, will shoot for five weeks on location in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France until June 20. Production will then move to the Ilford in the UK for a week.

Production designer Charles Garrad (The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill…) will make his feature directorial debut on the project, which he describes as “a lyrical mystery”.

The story centres on Paul (Morgan), who investigates his late father’s increasingly disturbing past and becomes suspicious of the mysterious, melancholic and probably dangerous Madeleine (Ardant).

Chris Curling (Hannibal Rising) produces for Zephyr Films and it will be shot by cinematographer David Raedeker (My Brother the Devil).

French actress Ardant won the Cesar Award for best actress in 1997 for Pedale Douche and was nominated
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Karlovy Vary to honour Mel Gibson

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Karlovy Vary to honour Mel Gibson
Other guests of the festival will include Hollywood actress Laura Dern and French actress Fanny Ardant as well as directors Alice Rohrwacher, Bong Joon-ho and David Mackenzie among others.

Mel Gibson is to receive the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Kviff), which runs July 4-12.

The actor and filmmaker will attend the festival in the Czech Republic to receive the honour and present a screening of his most recent work as a director, the 2006 action-adventure Apocalypto.

The Crystal Globe is the festival’s highest award and has been presented in previous years to John Travolta and Helen Mirren.

Gibson is best known for his roles in Mad Max and the Lethal Weapon series as well as for his award-winning turns as director of Braveheart and The Passion of the Christ. He will next be seen in action sequel The Expendables 3.

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Tribeca 2014: Katie Holmes, Robin Williams, and Patrick Stewart headline world premieres

Tribeca 2014: Katie Holmes, Robin Williams, and Patrick Stewart headline world premieres
The 13th Tribeca Film Festival has announced its complete lineup for next month’s New York celebration, which runs April 16-27. Culled from more than 6,000 submissions, Tribeca 2014 includes 55 world premieres, 37 first-time filmmakers, and 22 female directors. Half the slate had been announced on Tuesday, with Spotlight, Midnight, and Storyscapes films unveiled today, as well as special screenings. “Spotlight and special screenings are an especially dynamic aspect of this year’s program, both in range of styles and stories,” said Genna Terranova, Tribeca’s director of programming. “Many films feature real-life personalities who’ve accomplished extraordinary feats, while in other films we
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New Photos Of Old People About To Die In Michael Haneke's 'Amour'

If you're a fan of the severe minister of fear, Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke -- who seems to get repulsed by nearly anything -- then thus far you've been treated to just two of the same images of his latest movie "Amour" since its debut at Cannes in May of this year. And that's perhaps partly because the film isn't the most appealing concept of all time: "Amour" centers on a retired octeganarian couple living out the winter years of their lives in peaceful quietude, but things suddently change when the matriarch has a stroke and her health suddenly takes a horrible turn for the worse. Starring French acting icon Jean-Louis Trintignant ("The Conformist," "Z," François Truffaut's final film, "Confidentially Yours," Krzysztof Kieślowski's last film, "Three Colors: Red," etc.) -- who came out of retirement to work with Haneke because he loved his films so much --...
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