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Cannes Film Festival 2016: Day 2

Cannes Film Festival 2016: Day 2

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Today’s red carpet arrival highlight was undoubtedly the presence of Julia Roberts making her debut at the Cannes festival, accompanied by George Clooney and Dominic West for the premiere of Money monster, a failed satire of the media and finance worlds from Jodie Foster. Besides Ms. Foster’s film which was presented out of competition, Mohamed Diab’s Clash opened Certain Regard […]

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Cannes Film Festival 2016: Day 1

Cannes Film Festival 2016: Day 1

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The opening of the 69th Cannes film festival was marked by the screening of Woody Allen’s Café Society (out of competition), the American filmmaker being accompanied by his leading cast including Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively and Jesse Eisenberg. While the jokes about Jews and a cruel movie industry are pretty effective, the love story is reminiscent of James Gray’s Two […]

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George Miller, President of the Cannes film festival 2016 Jury

Cannes 2016 – A First Impression

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After making a successful comeback last year with the stunning Mad Max: Fury Road which was shown out of competition, the Australian filmmaker George Miller presides this year’s Cannes jury. While this is great news, the experience shows that a visionary president doesn’t mean the most groundbreaking works will win as choices made by the Coen brothers and David Cronenberg’s […]

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AFI Fest Awards 2015: Winners and Recap

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Here is the full list of AFI Fest 2015’s award winners as well as our recap. AFI Fest 2015 Award Winners New Auteurs Grand Jury Award: Land and Shade Special Jury Mention for Direction: Disorder Special Jury Mention for Screenplay: Desde Alla World Cinema Audience Award: Landfill Harmonic New Auteurs Audience Award: Mustang American Independents Audience Award: James White Breakthrough Audience Award: Ma […]

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AFI Fest 2015: Mid-Festival Recap

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We are already half-way through the festival so it’s time for short recap. Since the opening last Thursday with Angelina Jolie’s By The Sea (see picture below) which got pretty mixed reviews, AFI Fest delivered plenty of worthy content, whether it’s in terms of movies or events. On Friday there was the odd, intriguing Colin Farell-starrer The Lobster – you can read […]

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Today’s Top 5 AFI Fest Movies – Friday 6th 2015

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There are a lots of movies to catch today at AFI Fest so here’s our top 5: MacBeth: This new adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic looks stunning and stars Michael Fassbender (Frank) and Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night). The Lobster: a weird and original sci-fi tale starring Colin Farell – read our review of The Lobster. Egyptian Theatre, 6:00 p.m. Embrace of the Serpent: […]

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French Movies at AFI Fest 2015

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This year’s AFI Fest festival features a couple French movies worth mentioning. First, there is Dheepan (read our review) which won the much-coveted Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes film festival. Directed by Jacques Audiard (Rust and Bone, A Prophet), this film follows a refugee trying to flee his country to enter France, which is certainly a topical premise, knowing what’s currently going in Europe. Dheepan is playing […]

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AFI Fest 2015 Full Lineup Announced

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The complete AFI Fest film lineup has been unveiled and we are once again getting a best of the festival circuit, which is a good thing. This year, AFI fest includes plenty of works from renown international filmmakers with names such as Werner Herzog, Marco Bellocchio, Jacques Audiard, Philippe Garrel, Jia Zhang-ke, Arnaud Desplechin, Chantal Akerman, László Nemes, Naomi Kawase, Matteo Garrone and Guy Maddin. Some of these movies already got […]

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Vincent Lindon at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival 2015 Recap

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When we heard that the Cohen brothers would be president of the Cannes 2015 jury, we were hoping that some audacious work would take home the glorious Palme d’or. As the festival was unfolding, day after day, it became clear that several movies could pretend winning the much-coveted prize – at least in most festivalgoers’ eyes – the likes of […]

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Michael Fassbender at the 2015 Cannes film festival

Cannes Film Festival Day 11: Final Predictions

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In its final hours, the Cannes film festival is slowly turning into a desert reminiscent of Mad Max: Fury Road. Barely surviving on Nespresso coffee capsules, festival-goers and journalists are exhausted and the screening rooms are not as crowded as they were on peak days. Now that it’s time to forecast these much-anticipated awards, we will deliver two lists: One […]

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