January 02, 2015

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Cannes Festival Selects Tim Roth as their Un Certain Regard Jury

HollywoodNews.com: English actor and director Tim Roth will be the president of the Un Certain Regard Jury, part of the Festival de Cannes Official Selection, for which twenty films will be announced at the same time as those for the Competition during the press conference on April, 19th.
He is an English actor who began his career in television before moving on to cinema with The Hit directed by Stephen Frears, Tim Roth made his first appearances at Cannes with Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino (Palme d’or, 1994) which earned him international renown. In 1995, he was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Rob Roy directed by Michael Caton-Jones. Roth directed his first film in 1999: The War Zone, which received nominations at Cannes, Sundance and Toronto. He also appeared in The New World directed by Terrence Malick, Don’t Come Knocking directed by Wim Wenders, Planet of the Apes directed by Tim Burton, Funny Games directed by Michael Haneke and Everyone Says I Love You directed by Woody Allen. Since 2009, he has starred in the lead role of successful American TV series Lie to Me.
Accompanied by a jury made up of artists, journalists and festival directors to be announced in the next few days, Tim Roth will award the Prix Un Certain Regard along with the other awards on Saturday May, 26th, the day before the Festival draws to a close.
The 2011 Prix Un Certain Regard was awarded ex-aequo to Arirang directed by Kim Ki-Duk (Korea) and Halt Auf Freier Strecke (Stopped on Track) by Andreas Dresen (Germany), which has just been released in French cinemas.
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Which Stars will be in Cannes? – Marion Cotillard, David Cronenberg, Robert Pattinson…

By Roger Friedman
HollywoodNews.com: We’re getting closer to the announcement of what’s going to happen in the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. We already know two things: Wes Anderson is opening the festival with “Moonrise Kingdom” and Woody Allen is not going with the newly named “To Rome with Love.” But here are some thoughts from various sources. They do say “Rust & Bone” with Marion Cotillard is in. So, too, is David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis” with Robert Pattinson of “Twilight” fame. High on everyone’s list is Walter Salles’s film of Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road.”
Another name mentioned is popular Cannes filmmaker Michael Haneke, with “Amour” starring Isabelle Huppert. Then there’s the matter of Terrence Malick. He has two movies in post-production, one with Ben Affleck and Jessica Chastain (among others) which was thought to have been finished before “Tree of Life” was released. Any more ideas? Let me know at roger@showbiz411.com
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Lars von Trier questioned by police about Nazi-Hitler comments

HollywoodNews.com: “Melancholia” director Lars von Trier just had his pr firm send out this statement regarding his Hitler and Nazi comments from last May’s Cannes Film Festival. Apparently he was questioned by police in Denmark–that’s where North Zealand is. So even at home he’s in trouble from staying stupid and reckless things at that press conference.
“Today at 2 pm I was questioned by the Police of North Zealand in connection with charges made by the prosecution of Grasse in France from August 2011 regarding a possible violation of prohibition in French law against justification of war crimes. The investigation covers comments made during the press conference in Cannes in May 2011. Due to these serious accusations I have realized that I do not possess the skills to express myself unequivocally and I have therefore decided from this day forth to refrain from all public statements and interviews.
Lars von Trier
Avedøre, 5. October 2011″
He told GQ magazine in their October issue: “To say I’m sorry for what I said is to say I’m sorry for what kind of a person I am, I’m sorry for my morals, and that would destroy me as a person. It’s not true. I’m not sorry. I am not sorry for what I said. I’m sorry that it didn’t come out more clearly. I’m not sorry that I made a joke, but I’m sorry that I didn’t make it clear that it was a joke. But I can’t be sorry for what I said — it’s against my nature.”
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64th Festival de Cannes Award Winners

HollywoodNews.com: The official Jury of this 64th Festival de Cannes, presided over by Robert De Niro, revealed this evening the prizes winners during the Closing Ceremony.
Mélanie Laurent hosted Jane Fonda on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière to award the Palme d’or to the best film among the 20 in Competition.
Christophe Honoré’s closing film Beloved starring Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel and Milos Forman, was screened at the end of the ceremony in the presence of the crew.
FEATURE FILMS
Palme d’Or
THE TREE OF LIFE by Terrence MALICK
Grand Prix
BIR ZAMANLAR ANADOLU’DA (Once Upon A Time In Anatolia) by Nuri Bilge CEYLAN
THE KID WITH A BIKE by Jean-Pierre & Luc DARDENNE
Award for the Best Director
Nicolas WINDING REFN for DRIVE
Jury Prize
POLISS by MAÏWENN
Best Performance for an Actor
Jean DUJARDIN in THE ARTIST by Michel HAZANAVICIUS
Best Performance for an Actress
Kirsten DUNST in MELANCHOLIA by Lars von TRIER
Award for the Best Screenplay
Joseph CEDAR for FOOTNOTE
SHORT FILMS IN COMPETTION
Palme d’Or
CROSS-COUNTRY by Maryna VRODA
Jury Prize
BADPAKJE 46 (Swimsuit 46) by Wannes DESTOOP
CAMERA D’OR
LAS ACACIAS by Pablo GIORGELLI presented in the framework of the the CRITICS’ WEEK
UN CERTAIN REGARD
PRIZE OF UN CERTAIN REGARD Ex-æquo
ARIRANG by KIM Ki-Duk
HALT AUF FREIER STRECKE (Stopped on Track) by Andreas DRESEN
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
ELENA by Andrey ZVYAGINTSEV
DIRECTING PRIZE
BÉ OMID É DIDAR (Au revoir) by Mohammad RASOULOF
CINEFONDATION
First Cinéfondation Prize
DER BRIEF (The Letter) by Doroteya Droumeva
dffb, Germany
Second Cinéfondation Prize
DRARI by Kamal Lazraq
La Fémis, France
Third Cinéfondation Prize
YA-GAN-BI-HANG (Fly by Night) by Son Tae-gyum
Chung-Ang University, South Korea
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And the Winner at Cannes fest is ‘The Tree of Life” by Terrence Malick

HollywoodNews.com: And the winner at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival is “The Tree of Life.” Bravo!
Terrence Malick’s unique drama “The Tree of Life” has won the top honor at the Cannes Film Festival. In addition, Kristen Dunst took the best-actress prize for the apocalyptic saga “Melancholia.”

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2011 Cannes Film Festival: Un Certain Regard Winners

HollywoodNews.com: Un Certain Regard 2011 presented 21 films directed by 22 directors hailing from 19 different countries. 2 of the works were first films.
Presided over by Emir KUSTURICA (Director, actor and musician – Serbia), the Jury was comprised of: Elodie BOUCHEZ (Actress – France), Peter BRADSHAW (Critic-The Guardian – United Kingdom), Geoffrey GILMORE (Chief Creative Officer-Tribeca Enterprises – USA), Daniela MICHEL (Director of the Morelia Festival – Mexico).
PRIZE OF UN CERTAIN REGARD Ex-æquo
ARIRANG by KIM Ki-Duk
HALT AUF FREIER STRECKE (Stopped on Track) by Andreas DRESEN
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
ELENA by Andrey ZVYAGINTSEV
DIRECTING PRIZE
BÉ OMID É DIDAR (Au revoir) by Mohammad RASOULOF
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Princess Diana murder doc slammed in Cannes

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Keith Allen’s documentary “Unlawful Killing” had generated ripples of controversy heading into this year’s Cannes Film Festival for the stance it took regarding Princess Diana’s death (and a letter she wrote prior to the crash detailing how her death might happen).
Now that it has screened in Cannes, those ripples are turning into waves.
The Daily Mail, reviewing Allen’s doc, dismissed it as “unlawfully dull,” and said the picture, which is funded in part by Dodi Fayed’s father, comes off as “the ramblings of a sour old man who misses his son.”
The picture accuses the Royals of plotting Diana’s murder, going to far as to decribe them as “gangsters in tiaras.”
Sasha Stone of Awards Daily attended the Cannes screening and Tweeted shortly after, “It was so unintentionally funny it could have been a Christopher Guest movie.”
That’s a good line aimed at what sounds like a not-so-good movie. I’m still looking for positive reactions to the film. If you see any, please let us know.
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Woody Allen’s Cannes opener already earning Oscar buzz

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Woody Allen’s “Midnight In Paris,” a nostalgic love letter to the French city of the title, opened the 63rd Cannes Film Festival with a red-carpet screening of the out-of-competition film.
“Paris” stars Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams joined Allen on the red carpet today to help promote the movie, which is receiving positive reviews.
“There was laughter and applause from famously fussy Cannes critics at a screening of this year’s opening film,” Reuters reports from the fest.
Meanwhile, some industry pundits already are weighing the film’s Oscar chances. (Sheesh, already?) EW.com’s Dave Karger writes, “Allen’s latest comedy, ‘Midnight in Paris,’ has just screened for the press at the Cannes film festival, and I’d say he could have a shot this time. I’ll leave the official critique to my colleague Lisa Schwarzbaum, but I’d say the consensus will be that ‘Midnight’ is easily his best film since ‘Vicky Cristina,’ while some critics will harken even further back to find an Allen film as witty and magical as this one.
“While Best Picture or Best Director citations may be tougher to snag given all the promising films still to come this year, I’d say a 15th screenplay nod for Allen certainly seems doable,” Karger concludes.
Talking to reporters about the film, Allen said, “I learned about Paris the same way all Americans do — through the movies. I didn’t go to Paris until I was a grown-up, until 1965. When I went to Paris it was the Paris that I knew only from American movies. That’s the same New York City that I’ve shown to people around the world in a picture like ‘Manhattan’. It’s the Manhattan that I don’t see around me but recognize from movies and it was the same thing in Paris.”
“Midnight In Paris” opens in the States later this month. The Cannes Film Festival continues through May 22.
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Lady Gaga performing, promoting “Born This Way” in Cannes

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Lady Gaga is on a blistering media tour, supporting her new album “Born This Way.” Fans flocked to HBO over the weekend to see Gaga’s latest concert film. And now we’re learning that she’ll entertain the masses at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
The pop singer and media mogul “will head to Cannes to perform a live concert on Wednesday on Canal Plus’ hit show Le Grand Journal whose stage takes over the Croisette during the festival,” THR notes.
Gaga is expected to field questions from host Michel Denisot, thren sing her hit single “Judas” to the gathered crowd.
And you thought Cannes was only for film freaks. Music is becoming a major part of the annual fest … or, at the very least, musical acts are figuring out how best to promote themselves with stop in Cannes. THR adds that Kanye West will perform at a Cannes festival party at some point next week.
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What’s Up At the 2011 Cannes Film Festival?

HollywoodNews.com: The Cannes Film Festival remains a olly schedule nightmare. Why for example are there three films — “We Must Talk About Kevin,” “Restless,” and “Sleeping Beauty,” all on for the first Thursday? And virtually nothing on Friday and Saturday?
There are other crazy conflicts. The premiere of Pedro Almodovar’s “The Skin I Live In” spills up the red carpet at the Palais just as AmFAR lures celebrities to the Hotel duCap for “Cinema Against AIDS.” Now comes word that Terrence Malick’s highly anticipated “Tree of Life” will be scheduled against Quincy Jones and Kanye West’s mega show for the Maybach Foundation. This is a good charity, matching young people with mentors in their fields. But really: Brad Pitt and Sean Penn vs Kanye and Q? Sacre bleu! The Maybachs, by the way, are very nice people who happen to make those super luxury cars with drapes along the back windows. Charlie Sheen has one. He bought it with Tiger Blood.
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