Filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos' repression drama "Dogtooth" took the top Un Certain Regard Prize at Cannes.
What's Un Certain Regard? Wikipedia says "Un Certain Regard (lit. A Certain Glance, fig. A certain outlook) is a section of the Cannes Film Festival's Official Selection. It is run at the Salle Debussy, parallel to the competition for the Palme d'Or.
This section was introduced in 1978 by Gilles Jacob. Each year, it presents a score of films with all kind of visions and styles; “original and different” works which seek international recognition."
In short, Un Certain Regard is full of cinema visionaries -- my favorite topic, folks who defy gravity!
Here's a complete list of the Un Certain Regard winners at this year's Cannes:
UN CERTAIN REGARD PRIZE
"Dogtooth," Yorgos Lanthimos (Greece)
UN CERTAIN REGARD JURY PRIZE
"Police, Adjective," Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania)
SPECIAL PRIZE UN CERTAIN REGARD 2009
"No One Knows About The Persian Cats," Bahman Ghobadi (Iran) and "Father of My Children," Mia Hansen-Love (France).
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Michael Eisner, the former chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company, and his Tornante Co. just hired Mark Hammer to write the script adaptation of "Bazooka Joe," yeah, the comic strip that comes with Bazooka bubble gum.
Bazooka, both the gum and the comic, are part of trading card company Topps'. Eisner bought the company in 2007, hence, the planned film adaptation.
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Their branding slogan says "Celebrating Films of the 1960s & 1970s" and boy, do they celebrate those great decades in cinema!
Even Sir Roger Moore says "Cinema Retro Magazine is a 'Must' For Fans of Movies From the 1960s & 1970s –And They Didn't Have to Pay Me to Say That!"
The 70s has been highly regarded as a great decade for cinema with the emergence of influential films and equally influential filmmakers. Martin Scorsese ("Taxi Driver," "Mean Streets," "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"), Steven Spielberg (His "Jaws" changed the way we viewed Summer Movies!), Francis Ford Coppola ("The Godfather 1 and 2"), gosh, "Chinatown," "The Deer Hunter," "Kramer vs. Kramer," "Apocalypse Now" and so much more!
Besides showcasing cinema excellence, Cinema Retro also has some titillating but fun sections like Movie Hunks and Goddesses!
So check it out, it's fun, I guarantee you, and you may even stumble a little story about yours truly there
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Jon Lee Brody's bio says he's "a 25-year old Eurasian Actor/Producer/Writer/Director. His upcoming film may be titled 'Reborn' but it may actually mark the birth of the new Hollywood 'It Boy'."
Mister Jon contacted me and I immediately warmed up to this super-ambitious but super-nice actor. I haven't met him officially, nor seen his original work but something inside of me thinks this guy will succeed.
Plus, props that he's from the Midwest too
Brody has worked in films like "Eagle Eye" and "The Dark Knight," and TV shows such as "CSI: NY." In his IMDB page, Brody's popularity is up 5% this week! Wow!
Currently, the actor is working on a film called "Reborn" a suspense thriller that's supposed to have twists and turns similar to "Bourne Identity." Click Read More for more info about the film. Plus, see what movie Brody is working on that he says "will (yes i'm saying this on the record) give "Twilight" a run for its money!!" Really? We'll see about that Read More...
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Nassim Amaouche's "Goodbye Gary" and Caroline Strubbe's "Lost Person's Area" took top honors at the 48th Critics' Week at Cannes.
Journalists and critics vote for the awards right after the screenings and they give the Grand Prix award to "Goodbye Gary," a drama about a post-industrial town destroyed by the closure of its last factory.
The film will be released in France in July. The Gary in the title is an homage to icon Gary Cooper.
Here's the complete list of winners at the 48th Critics' Week:
CRITICS' WEEK GRAND PRIX
"Goodbye Gary," Nassim Amaouche (France)
"Lost Persons Area," "Caroline Strubbe (Belgium- Netherlands-Hungary)
ACID/CCAS CASH PRIZE
"Whisper With the Wind," "Shahram Alidi (Iraq)
Ofaj/TV5 MONDE (VERY) YOUNG CRITIC AWARD
"Whisper With the Wind,"
REGARDS JEUNES PRIZE
"Whisper With the Wind"
CANAL PLUS GRAND PRIX
"Seeds of the Fall," Patrick Eklund (Sweden)
KODAK SHORT FILM DISCOVERY PRIZE
"Logorama," Francois Alaux, Herve de Crecy, Ludovic Houplain (France)
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