Tag Archives: Hou Hsiao-Hsien

“Son of Saul”: Looking at potential Best Foreign Language Feature contenders

Ahoy there folks! For the next installment of my still ongoing category/contender rundown, I’m moving on again from the big eight categories and taking a look now at one of the in betweens, or as I call them “mini-majors”, which happens this time to be the always intriguing Best Foreign[...]

And the Cannes Film Festival 2015 winners are…

The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival came to a close Sunday night with an awards ceremony at the Palais des Festivals. This year’s Grand Prix was awarded to the Holocaust drama “Son of Saul,” the debut film by Hungarian director László Nemes. The festival’s Jury Prize went to “The Lobster,” directed[...]

Jane Campion to head up the Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury of the 66th Cannes Film Festival

Director, Jane Campion, is to head up the Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury of the 66th Cannes Film Festival, taking over the role from Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Michel Gondry, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Martin Scorsese and John Boorman. From New Zealand, Jane Campion stood out from her earliest works: in 1986 she won[...]

Richard Pena stepping down as NYFF program director

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: In related New York Film Festival news, Dan Stern, President of FSLC’s Board of Directors, too kthe stage prior to Sunday’s “The Descendants” screening and announced that veteran program director and head of the New York Film Festival selection committee will step down following next year’s NYFF[...]