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BERLINALE JURY MEETS THE PRESS

February 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The ever-provocative British director Mike Leigh (Secrets and Lies, Vera Drake, Happy-Go-Lucky, Another Year) showed that he has not dampened his sometimes incendiary sentiments as he appeared with the other members of the Berlin Film Festival’s jury at a news conference today (Thursday). Leigh, who is this year’s jury president, remarked at first that the […]

MIKE LEIGH TO HEAD JURY AT BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL

December 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Berlin Film Festival has selected award-winning British director Mike Leigh to head the jury at next year’s annual competition (February 9-17). In a statement, the festival said, “Over the course of his nearly 40-year film career, Mike Leigh has distinguished himself as one of the most outstanding film-makers of auteur cinema and protagonists of […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: ANOTHER YEAR

December 31, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Ordinariness is at the heart of Mike Leigh’s extraordinary Another Year, the critics all suggest. (The film is opening in limited release this weekend in order to qualify for Oscar nominations.) As Claudia Puig puts it in her USA Today review, “Initially, it doesn’t seem as if much is going on, but the casual details, […]

NO FRONTRUNNER AT CANNES, CRITICS SAY

May 21, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

The Cannes Film Festival is going into its final hours without a clear frontrunner for its top Palme d’Or prize, which will be presented on Sunday. British director Mike Leigh’s Another Year has received the most positive reviews, but few of them can be described as fervent. Indeed, a host of international journalists are complaining […]

CANNES LINEUP ANNOUNCED

April 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

British director Mike Leigh, who has already won the Cannes Film Festival’s top Palme d’Or award twice, will be going for his third win this year with the announcement that his new film, Another Year, has been selected for the competition. At a press conference in Paris today, festival director Thierry Frémaux announced the 63rd […]