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CANNES 2019 – French screenwriter-director Claire Denis to lead jury of short film program and Cinefondation

French filmmaker and screenwriter Claire Denis will be chair of the Short Film and Cinéfondation jury of the 72nd Festival de Cannes. Denis follows Abderrahmane Sissako, Naomi Kawase, Cristian Mungiu and Bertrand Bonello. On May 23rd, she and her jury will award three prizes on behalf of the Cinéfondation to the seventeen student films that are in the running this year. On May 25th, the ... more >

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“Los Silencios,” dead or alive, it matters little, let us exist

"Los Silencios" premiered at Director's Fortnight in 2018
Marleyda Soto, Enrique Diaz and María Paula Tabares Peña
Written, produced and directed by Beatriz Seigner

Fleeing Colombia and the FARC conflict after her husband died a woman and her two children arrive on an island named Fantasia located in the middle of the Amazon. This place sits at the crossroads of Colombia, Peru and Brazil, without belonging to any of those countries. It's a mysterious outpost in a kind of netherworld where the dead and the alive coexist. They can now look for the deceased ... more >

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CANNES – Jean Dujardin returns in Quentin Dupieux’s “Deerskin” (Director’s Fortnight)

“Forty-four-year-old Georges and his 100% suede jacket have a plan”

Led by Jean Dujardin and Adèle Haenel, "Deerskin" is Quentin Dupieux’s seventh feature. Among the most singular directors in the contemporary film scene, Quentin Dupieux is also a screenwriter, director of photography, film editor and composer of electronic music, known internationally as Mr. Oizo (film was named "Le Daim" in France). "Deerskin" marks the return to Cannes of Jean Dujardin in a ... more >

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INDIE OUTFIT ORCHARD FILM GROUP, producer of “Meeting Gorbachev” and “Halston,” renamed 1091

1091 was chosen as a nod to history

Los Angeles, Calif. – The company formerly known as The Orchard Film Group has officially launched today as 1091, a new global commercial distribution platform company for independent film and television content creators. The new company will invest in technology, new delivery options and business intelligence that will offer superior levels of transparency for its clients. The announcement was ... more >

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NETFLIX WATCH: Find out the latest about “UMBRELLA ACADEMY,” Season 2

The dysfunctional family is advancing to Season 2
Series was developed by Steve Blackman and Jeremy Slater

In 1986 forty-three children were born simultaneously from forty-three different women who weren’t pregnant. Seven of these children were adopted by billionaire Reginald Hargreeves. In order to save the world, Hargreeves founds The Umbrella Academy, a school where young children grow up, develop their power and save people. In Season 1, Klaus, Luther, Allison, Diego, number 5, Vanya and Ben ... more >

Oh no they didn’t ! (yes, they did) China delivers “morally-sound” BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY to audiences

A heavily-redacted biopic about Freddie Mercury that omits a substantial part of the singer's life? Yes, that is possible—in China (among other countries). Morally cleansing the story of “Bohemian Rhapsody” to conceal some uncomfortable (for some) truth is unfortunately part of the orthodoxy in this otherwise grand, wonderful, but sometimes perplexing, country that is China. But this could've ... more >

“Aquarela,” a lyrical experience that ties humankind to water

Written by Victor Kossakovsky and Aimara Reques
Produced by Aimara Reques, Heino Deckert, Sigrid Dyekjaer
Directed by Victor Kossakovsky

“Aquarela” takes the viewer through visual imagery using the attaching beauty of water. It stands as reminder that humans are no match for the brute force and whimsy of earth’s most precious element. From the frozen waters of Russia’s Lake Baikal to Miami in the throes of Hurricane Irma to Venezuela’s mighty Angel Falls, water is “Aquarela’s main character, with director Victor Kossakovsky ... more >