France has selected Robin Campillo’s “120 Beats Per Minute”, this year’s Grand Prix winner at the Cannes Film Festival, as its submission in the best foreign-language film category of the Oscars. A tribute to direct-action group ACT UP, Campill… Read The post France Picks AIDS Drama ‘120 Beats Per Minute’ for ‘Best Foreign-Language Film’ Oscar Bid appeared first on Towleroad.
Copernicus says THE FLORIDA PROJECT is a highlight of TIFF. Read the full article on AICN Having already played at Cannes, THE FLORIDA PROJECT had serious buzz around it coming into this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, and...Show More Summary
Two years ago, Deniz Gamze Ergüven was the toast of Cannes, winning the festival's Camera D'Or prize for first feature with her Directors' Fortnight entry Mustang, which went on to become France's foreign-language Oscar entry. Moving...Show More Summary
Sean Baker arrived at the Toronto Film Festival with one of the most talked-about films in the program, his Cannes hit The Florida Project. Having premiered in Directors' Fortnight in May this year, the follow-up to the LA-set Sundance...Show More Summary
On the heels of winning a Grand Prix at Cannes this summer for the "My Mutant Brain" film, directed by Spike Jonze, Kenzo is back with another stunning piece of work. This time around, the brand tapped Orange is the New Black actress Natasha Lyonne to direct a nearly 15-minute film for the brand's new...
The first couple days of Toronto always feature a dozen or so films that earned buzz at festivals earlier in the year like Sundance, Berlin and Cannes. It’s a place for movies like “Call Me By Your Name” and “Mudbound” to build on the raves they earned in Park City, hopefully, for the studios, all the way through awards season. Show More Summary
At last, the U.S. trailer for The Square, the Swedish film from Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure) that upset Robin Campillo’s 120 Beats Per Minute to win this year’s Palme d’Or at Cannes, is here. The Square follows a museum curator (Claes Bang) as he falls victim to a pickpocket and ... More »
"We, as a museum, mustn't be afraid to push boundaries." Magnolia Pictures has debuted the official US trailer for Ruben Östlund's latest film The Square, which won the top prize Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year. It's one of my favorite films this year, a very brilliant social satire about how we think we're helping but really aren't. Show More Summary
In a valiant effort to keep the Good-Time Summer Vibes a-rockin’ and a-rollin’ post-Labor Day — and to properly capitalize on the ca-raaaazy commercial cache of their Cannes Film Festival award-winning soundtrack to the Robert Patterson film Good Time — Daniel “Dr. Show More Summary
The Telluride Film Festival prides itself on being unlike bigger, glitzier festivals. The atmosphere is decidedly low-key and intimate, with neither the deal-making frenzy of Sundance nor the black-tie glamour of Cannes. There are no red carpets, no juries doling out awards. Some of the venues...
The downside of most cool film festivals is that they’re not happening anywhere near wherever you happen to live (unless you happen to be a Cannes or Park City native, which sounds like it would be annoying), so the people behind Austin’s Fantastic Fest have decided to take some of their cool movie fun around the… Read more...
Cannes prize-winning director Karoly Makk died Wednesday at the age of 91, Hungary's Szechenyi Academy of Literature and Arts told the state news agency MTI. Widely regarded as one of Hungary's greatest post-World War II directors, Makk...Show More Summary
On August 25th, Well Go USA will release Jung Byung-gil's THE VILLAINESS, a twisty, action-packed and very bloody South Korean crime thriller that made its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. (Read my review of it HERE.) It's...Show More Summary
Fatih Akin’s In The Fade, the German drama for which Diane Kruger won the Best Actress award in Cannes last May, has been selected as the country’s submission to the Foreign Language Oscar race this year. The film, set in the aftermath...Show More Summary
Ruben Ostlund’s Palme d’Or winning The Square has been selected by Sweden to represent it in the race for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. This is Ostlund’s third time at the rodeo. He has previously repped Sweden twice, makingShow More Summary
"Do more 'punk' to me." An international trailer for John Cameron Mitchell's cinematic adaptation of Neil Gaiman's How to Talk to Girls at Parties has arrived online. This weird, totally wacky cult sci-fi film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this summer to mixed reviews (I wasn't a big fan of it). Show More Summary
Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney) will star in a Netflix film The Meyerowitz Stories, which had its debut at Cannes and also stars Adam Sandler. A summary of the film is as follows: “The Meyerowitz Stories explores the intergenerational struggles between a dysfunctional New York family who reunite to celebrate the work of their domineering sculptor father....read more!
Writer and director Yórgos Lánthimos has followed up his surreal, intense drama The Lobster with the intense and horrifying The Killing of a Sacred Deer. The movie premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it shared the award for Best Screenplay, and earned praise from Vulture’s Emily Yoshida, who called it “a full-throated ... More »
Meet the Meyerowitz Family. Netflix has unveiled the first teaser trailer for Noah Baumbach's latest film, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier in the summer. This quaint indie...Show More Summary
Sean Baker’s The Florida Project was the object of a fierce bidding war at Cannes earlier this year, with A24 winning the rights to distribute the film. Now the rest of us have a chance to see whether The Florida Project might live up to the hype with the first trailer. Show More Summary