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Lars von Trier Breaks His Vow of Silence

5 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

The reclusive—and controversial—filmmaker vowed to never speak publicly after his ‘Nazi’ scandal at Cannes. But he broke it to discuss the uncut version of Nymphomaniac at the Venice Film Festival (kind of).

‘Winter Sleep’ US Trailer: Tensions Rise as the Cold Sets In

We’re on the topic of big Cannes 2014 films, as we just offered up the trailer for Leviathan. I noted in that post that Leviathan didn’t win the Palme d’Or, but here’s a new trailer for the film that did: Winter Sleep, from Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylon. Show More Summary

‘Leviathan’ Trailer: A Complex Portrait of Family and Corruption in Russia

Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev (The Return, Elena) made a big impression on Cannes audiences with Leviathan, and though it won only the Best Screenplay award rather than the Palme d’Or, the film remains one of the most anticipated winter releases thanks to the big Cannes buzz. Show More Summary

The 41st Annual Telluride Film Festival Preview

Every major film festival cultivates a privileged aura. Sundance asserts he primacy of the American independent and heralds the wonder of the breakthrough discovery. Cannes celebrates the cultural prominence of film as a fabric of French cultural life. Show More Summary

Andrey Zvyagintsev's Cannes Selected 'Leviathan' Gets a US Trailer

Following yesterday's US trailer for the Cannes Palme d'Or prize-winning film Winter Sleep, we have another much buzzed about title from the French showcase of cinema debuting a trailer. This year, Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev...Show More Summary

Cannes Palme d’Or Winner ‘Winter Sleep’ Drama Gets First US Trailer

After earning the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's latest film Winter Sleep will roll out to theaters late this year for an Oscar qualifying run in limited theaters, expanding into more into early 2015. Show More Summary

Telluride Film Festival to screen 'Birdman,' 'Rosewater,' 'Wild'

When Hollywood wants to shout about a movie, it travels to Cannes or Toronto. When it wants to launch a few well placed whispers, it journeys to an isolated box canyon in southwestern Colorado.

‘Far From Men’ Trailer: Viggo Mortensen Stars in a Western-Like Tale of Survival

Viggo Mortensen has had a busy couple years, though he hasn’t been doing Hollywood films. The Two Faces of January (trailer) and Jauja (trailer) have premiered recently in Berlin and Cannes, respectively. Now he’s got a third film hitting a major fest this year. Show More Summary

Palme Thursday: Pulp Fiction brought guns, gimps, and glory to the Cannes Film Festival

Palme Thursday is A.A. Dowd’s monthly examination of a winner of the Palme D’Or, determining how well the film has held up and whether it deserved the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. Pulp Fiction (1994) Film festivals...Show More Summary

Jackie Chan Retiring? No, But Actor’s ‘BIG’ Action Movie Stunts Will Be Dead Soon Enough

Is Jack Chan retiring soon from acting in movies? There’s been plenty of confusion on that topic lately ever since the Cannes Film Festival a couple of years ago where Chan announced he was taking a break from big action movies. Now he’s clarifying that statement, saying his stunt work is not quite dead… yet.

David Cronenberg Finds Hollywood in 'Maps to the Stars' UK Trailer

After debuting at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, director David Cronenberg's latest film Maps to the Stars is headed to theaters in the United Kingdom this fall, and that means we get a new official trailer from across the pond while we wait to see when the film might end up hitting the big screen in the United States. Show More Summary

‘Pride’ Trailer: Miners and LGBT Activists Unite in Cannes Crowdpleaser

The Cannes Film Festival is never short on buzzy works by high-profile directors and A-list stars. But one of the biggest crowdpleasers this year wound up being a film that had mostly flown under the radar until its premiere. Directed...Show More Summary

All Three 'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' Films Getting Fall Release

Briefly: The first trailer for the Cannes hit The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby debuted at the end of June, with a release date already set by The Weinstein company for a September 26th release. Now Deadline reports the film will arrive two weeks earlier on September 12th in limited release. Show More Summary

Weinstein Co Dates Complete Version Of ‘The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby’

Writer-director Ned Besson’s film got a 10-minute standing-O at Cannes, where it screened at a single, cut-together narrative piece. That version, called The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them, opens September 12 in limited release — two weeks earlier than originally planned. Show More Summary

Daniel Wolfe returns to videos with Paolo Nutini promo

Daniel Wolfe has been off directing feature films lately, with his first feature Catch Me Daddy premiering at the Cannes Film Festival this year. But Wolfe originally cut his teeth in music videos for the likes of Plan B and he returns to the genre triumphantly this week, with a compelling short film for Paolo Nutini's new track Iron Sky.

Oscars: Turkey Submits Cannes Winner ‘Winter Sleep’ In Foreign Language Race

For the fourth time in 11 years, director Nuri Bilge Ceylan has had a film selected as the Turkish submission for the Foreign Language Oscar race. Winter Sleep, which won the Palme d’Or in Cannes has been chosen, it was announced via Twitter by Turkey’s Culture Minister Omer Celik. Show More Summary

Saban Films Continues Ramp-Up With Exec Hires

Saban Films launched just before Cannes in May and made a statement by acquiring Tommy Lee Jones’ Competition title The Homsesman, which it will release in the U.S. via Roadside Attractions. It was the first glitzy step in a plan to release 8-10 commercial, talent-driven features per year via a distribution partner. Show More Summary

Newswire: Harmony Korine is writing a gangster movie for Robert Pattinson, supposedly

In a move that would have set the blogosphere aflame circa 2008-2009, Indiewire reports that Harmony Korine is working with Robert Pattinson on his latest film. Pattinson teased the possibility of a collaboration with Korine at Cannes,...Show More Summary

‘Sarah Prefers To Run’ Sells After Cannes, Outfest Bows

EXCLUSIVE: French Canadian drama Sarah Prefers To Run has been acquired by distribution platform Film Festival Flix following its U.S. debut at Outfest. Chloe Robichaud wrote and directed Sophie Desmarais in the story of a college-bound...Show More Summary

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