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144 articles available in total starting from 03/01/2008. Last article published on 28/05/2008.

Depardon’s Modern Life continues tradition

In Raymond Depardon’s Modern Life, the filmmaker continues his look at the disappearing way of life on several farms in the hilly south that he also portrayed in Profils paysans: l’approche (2001)...  

19/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Un Certain Regard/France

Meier’s Home unveiled on Croisette

Meier’s Home unveiled on Croisette

Ursula Meier’s debut narrative feature Home had a special screening yesterday in the Critics’ Week at Cannes. This Swiss/French/Belgian co-production – starring Isabelle Huppert and Olivier...  

19/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Critics’ Week

Manoel de Oliveira to receive Career Achievement award

This afternoon, the Cannes Film Festival pays homage to Portuguese filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira, who will turn 100 on December 11. The tribute, which takes place in the Grand Théâtre Lumière in...  

19/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Events/Portugal

MEDIA Prize goes to Veiko Öunpuu

The 2008 MEDIA Prize for European Talent has gone to Estonian writer-director Veien Veiko Öunpuu (36), for his second feature The Temptation of St Tony, described as a "dark comedy, full of laughs."  

19/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Awards

The Silence of Lorna: The high price of life in the West

The Silence of Lorna: The high price of life in the West

With The Silence of Lorna – which screened in competition this morning at the Cannes Film Festival – brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne plunged the international press into the merciless world...  

19/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Competition/Belgium

The young girl and the Grown Ups

Seventeen-year-old Jeanne is a good girl. It’s the summer holidays: a time for travels, discoveries and the first flutterings of the heart. But Jeanne wants to escape from her overly protective...  

19/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Critics’ Week/France

Whale Watching Massacre inaugurates Atlantic Studios

Icelandic producer/filmmaker Julius Kemp will inaugurate with his film Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre (RWWM) the brand new Atlantic Studios, which he co-owns with production partner Ingvar...  

19/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Market/Iceland

Film i Väst increases international ties

Yesterday, at Film i Väst’s fourth press gathering in Cannes, Sweden’s leading film production centre presented its 28 films co-produced in 2008. Twelve of them are non-Swedish majority...  

19/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Sweden

Launch of European Directors’ Tour de France

Launch of European Directors’ Tour de France

Before the European Culture Ministers and the president of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso climbed the Palace steps for the official screening of Matteo Garrone’s Gomorrah (in...  

19/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Events

Lanners searches for Belgian Eldorado

Lanners searches for Belgian Eldorado

Bouli Lanners’ Eldorado is a pastoral and melancholy road movie on the trail of a past full of absences and missed, or failed, opportunities. The film is full of wide open landscapes illuminated...  

18/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Directors’ Fortnight

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