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WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN WINNER AT LONDON FEST

October 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk about Kevin, has been named best picture at the BFI London Film Festival. The film, which received much praise when it debuted at Cannes in May, was described by BFI jury chairman John Madden as “a sublime, uncompromising tale of the torment that can stand in the place of […]

DIRECTOR VON TRIER SAYS HE’S SHUTTING UP

October 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lars Von Trier was clearly joking during a news conference at the Cannes Film Festival last May when he remarked that he had always believed that he had been born a Jew (“I was very happy being a Jew”) but that his mother had told him on her deathbed that his father may have been […]

HORROR MOVIE TO DEBUT ONLINE — AND IT’S FREE

May 17, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer file sharing software regarded by movie studios as the principal weapon of pirates, is being employed by a group of Australian filmmakers to finance a movie and perhaps even make a profit with it. Their movie, The Tunnel, a horror flick set in abandoned underground tunnels in Sydney, will be available for […]

“FAIR GAME” OUTED AT CANNES

May 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Fair Game, the latest Hollywood film to deal with the Iraq war, was greeted with prolonged applause when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival today (Thursday) as the only U.S. entry in the competition for the festival’s top Palme d’Or award. Starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts, it tells the story of the illegal […]

IRANIAN DIRECTOR CALLS FOR RELEASE OF FELLOW DIRECTOR

May 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

An award-winning Iranian director opened a news conference at the Cannes Film Festival following the screening of his film with a call for the release of a fellow Iranian director, who was jailed for making an “anti-regime” film. Abbas Kiarostami, who won the festival’s top Palme d’Or award in 1997 and whose latest film, Certified […]

WOODY ALLEN ON OLD AGE, DEATH AND THE EARLIER STUFF

May 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Woody Allen, generally regarded as the quintessential New York movie director, told a news conference at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday why he now prefers to make his movies in London. “The films I do in London, I could make in New York,” he said. “It’s just less expensive to do them there.” Allen […]

OLIVER STONE: AT CANNES, SCALPING NEVER SLEEPS

May 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Oliver Stone is having difficulty scoring tickets for his own film at the Cannes Film Festival. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is due to premiere at the festival tonight (Friday), well in advance of its scheduled release in September. Buttonholed by New York magazine on Thursday, Stone said that he was spending his time “trying […]

REPORT: “ROBIN HOOD” COST $200 MILLION

May 11, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Ordinarily the actual production budget of a Hollywood blockbuster is kept as hush-hush as the on-location dalliances of its stars, but TheWrap.com’s Sharon Waxman claims to have got her hands on the actual budget outline for Robin Hood, which indicates that original plans called for spending $237 million on the movie. Waxman noted that tax […]

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