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  Cannes International Film Festival - News - Times Topics - The New York Times
The critics in Cannes are a notoriously contentious bunch, but something close to a consensus has formed that this festival has new vitality at 60.
By MANOHLA DARGIS and A. The festival is marking its 60th incarnation with a burst of nostalgic self-congratulation.
Scott, the chief film critic for The Times, said that Michael Moore's win of the top prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival was stunning because the festival has been historically unfriendly to non-fiction work.
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  Cannes Film Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Cannes Film Festival is a prestigious international industry film festival.
It has been held annually in the resort town of Cannes, in the south of France, since 1946 with a few exceptions.
Given massive media exposure, the Festival is attended by many movie stars and is a popular venue for movie producers to launch their new films and attempt to sell their works to the distributors who come from all over the globe.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/c/ca/cannes_film_festival.html   (159 words)

 Film Threat - Film Festivals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
From the balcony of the Palais de Festival at the Cannes Film Festival, French union chants and speeches are often audible.
However, none of the turbulent moments from the festival’s history are reoccurring, as films continue to screen despite the peaceful hubbub outside—the strikers were placated with a walk down the red carpet and expressions of solidarity from some filmmakers, although they’re still fighting the fight.
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
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 Playback St. Louis Review -The Cannes Film Festival 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The films that were perennial Z Channel favorites are shown in clip form throughout the movie; as a result, I spent a great deal of the film’s running time jotting down a list of movies it made me want to see instead of taking notes on the film.
This all is not to imply that it is a film strictly about the channel, though; most of the meat of the film is made up in the examination of the eccentric, manic-depressive Harvey, who wound up murdering his wife and committing suicide before he was 40.
All of the film’s hype was deserved: I saw the film late at night and it was my sixth film of the day, and it still affected me heavily and left me thinking about it while lesser films were on the screen in front of me for days to come.
www.playbackstl.com /Current/NP/cannes2004.htm   (1435 words)

 Almodovar's latest kicks off 2004 Cannes Film Festival | News | Advocate.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Cannes rolled out the red carpet Wednesday for Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, who launched the 2004 film festival with a dark tale of child abuse in a Roman Catholic school.
Traditionally, the gala is the epitome of chic in the elegant French Riviera resort--even the paparazzi must wear tuxedos to film the stars arriving at the Palais des Festivals.
Cannes has been criticized in the past for demonstrating a penchant for intellectual "auteur" movies that please only the most ardent film buffs.
www.advocate.com /news_detail.asp?id=4290   (472 words)

 Anime - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Exceptions to these rules are early classic films, such as those produced by Toei Animation up to the mid 1960s, and recent big budget films, such as those produced by the enormously successful Studio Ghibli.
Films, which are generally released in theaters, represent the highest budgets and generally the highest video quality.
Other types of films include compilation movies, which are television episodes edited together and presented in theaters for various reasons, and are hence a concentrated form of a television serial.
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 Cannes film festival 2004 reviews of the films coverage & winners of the 57th Cannes film festival
Cannes film festival 2004 reviews of the films coverage & winners of the 57th Cannes film festival
Plume Noire was at the Cannes film festival and brought you back exclusive reviews and dailies, live from the Croisette, on the French Riviera.
For her first film, Lea Fazer chose self-mockery by drawing up an exhaustive list of all the stereotypes and clichés in force concerning her Swiss compatriots.
www.plume-noire.com /movies/festivals/cannes2004.html   (654 words)

 FilmStew.com • Temperature Rises at Cannes
Moore obliged, to rapturous support from the crowd, against a backdrop of armed French police who are seemingly increasing their presence in Cannes by the day, blocking off roads, and increasing the difficulty of navigating around the festival.
The film was essentially made to capitalize on the commercial success of the first, and to all and intents and purposes is a remake.
It should be intriguing to see how a feature-length puppet film fares in subsequent festivals (Venice being earmarked as a fitting showcase for the film), and on its domestic release, which is expected late ‘04/early ’05.
www.filmstew.com /Content/Article.asp?ContentID=8709   (1394 words)

 kamera.co.uk - feature article - Festival Report - Cannes Film Festival 2004 by Chas Turner
That said, films of this nature are rarely without flaws and for the most part the material is approached with sensitivity and care.
The film is beautiful to look at – and features a wonderful score – and the end, when it comes is genuinely shocking and unsettling.
Largely unsung Croatian film revolving around a child who witnesses the execution of her father and must therefore herself be killed, I found this one of the most intelligent, satisfying and prescient films of the festival.
www.kamera.co.uk /features/cannes_film_festival_2004.php   (1167 words)

 Cannes Film Festival - One Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Cannes Film Festival is the world's most prestigious film festival, first held from September 20 to October 5, 1946 in the resort town of Cannes, in the south of France.
Given massive media exposure, the non-public Festival is attended by many movie stars and is a popular venue for movie producers to launch their new films and attempt to sell their works to the distributors who come from all over the globe.
A romantic comedy about an affair between a filmmaker and a producer's wife, set during the film festival.
www.onelang.com /encyclopedia/index.php/Cannes_Film_Festival   (297 words)

 village voice > film > Fahrenheit 9/11 by J. Hoberman
As I reported from Cannes, Fahrenheit 9/11 is effective in undermining the administration's rationale for invading Iraq, provocative in linking the House of Bush to the House of Saud (and bin Laden), and unrelenting in its caustic critique of official mistruths.
Indeed, the film's long opening movement, which segues from the stolen election of 2000 and Bush's 2001 summer vacation through the events of 9-11 and the cowboy invasion of Afghanistan to dwell on the oil politics uniting the Bushies with the Saudis, is the strongest filmmaking of Moore's career.
In Cannes, where locals express incredulity at learning that, hardly a marginalized scribbler of samizdat, Moore is actually one of America's bestselling authors, Fahrenheit 9/11 was wildly overpraised as filmmaking.
www.villagevoice.com /issues/0425/hoberman2.php   (675 words)

 Cannes Film Festival 2004 - French Riviera - AngloINFO Riviera
Films shown on the independent Quinzaine des Réalisateur, the Director's Fortnight festival are open to the public.
Director's Fortnight films are screened in original version with French subtitles except at the Théâtre Noga-Croisette where all films are screened in original version with French and English subtitles.
Festival TV You can watch the Festival at home with the Live TV Festival, broadcast 24 hours a day throughout in English and French from the 12th to 23rd May, on: Canal Satellite - channel 126 / Noos - channel 325 / France Telecom Cable - channel 251 / NC - channel 49.
riviera.angloinfo.com /information/1/cannes2004.asp   (856 words)

 Readjusting Perspective: The 57th Cannes Film Festival
There is general consensus that the 2004 Cannes Film Festival represented a return to form after last year's rather miserable outing (although it certainly hadn't been the fiasco of mythic proportions exaggerated reports suggested).
But whereas in Moore's film I often had the feeling he was just randomly throwing items onscreen that could have been presented more profitably in a coherent manner (it is the core of his unabashedly populist aesthetic, always going for the emotion, not the intellect), in 2046 the kaleidoscopic approach makes thematic sense.
Readjusting the skewed perspective of Cannes with its hard-won, unbiased, patient and curious humanism, 10ème chambre was probably the greatest film of the festival.
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/festivals/04/32/cannes2004.html   (1793 words)

 Film and Video Festivals in the USA and Canada compiled by SHOOTS.com
Award-winning films in the Festival are eligible for consideration for the Genies and the Academy Awards.
Heartland Film Festival, a nonprofit organization, was established in 1991 to recognize and honor filmmakers whose work explores the human journey by artistically expressing hope and respect for the positive values of life.
The mission of the Manchester Film Foundation is to present a festival experience that celebrates the full range of film artistry from mainstream to shoestring, and to serve as an ongoing educational and collaborative resource for independent film arts.
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 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | Moore to stage gala in home state
Moore - who heads the Traverse City Film Festival committee - was given the go-ahead to use a park on the shores of Lake Michigan to stage the gala.
Family-rated films will be shown on giant screens in the park, while other films are being screened at a number of indoor venues across the city.
The festival has a budget of $150,000 (£81,668), which is expected to be covered by box office returns and donations.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/newsFeedXML/moreover/-/1/hi/entertainment/film/4072114.stm   (296 words)

 Cannes Film Festival Winners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Cannes International Film Festival, held annually in May on the French Riviera, attracts the glitterati for its parties as much as for its screenings.
Cannes winners often emerge as the year's most talked-about films.
CANNES, FRANCE -- Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, poses with his Grand Prize of the jury for his movie, "Uzak," at the photocall of the winners at the closing ceremony of the 56th Cannes Film Festival in (KRT Photos)
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0149970.html   (241 words)

 Variety's Cannes Film Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
If the 2004 Cannes Film Festival has a distinguishing characteristic, it's the event's sudden acquisition of a mainstream bent, with comedies, cult movies and genre titles elbowing aside many of the old-school arthouse denizens that have long called the Croisette home.
While it's not quite a radical reinvention and the Cannes selection still promises a balance of fresh discoveries and established auteurs, there's no doubt that Fremaux is out to shake the dust from the Riviera rendezvous.
The 2004 Cannes lineup underscores a far warmer embrace of Hollywood and U.S. indies than last year's.
www.variety.com /index.asp?layout=cannes2004&content=preview&articleid=VR1117904420   (1682 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | Shrek sequel to compete at Cannes
Festival organiser Thierry Frémaux said Shrek 2's selection, along with that of Joel and Ethan Coen's The Ladykillers and the Sellers biography, was "an affirmation for comedy".
There are 18 films in competition, including three films from France and, for the first time, one from Thailand.
Films to be screened outside of competition include Tarantino's Kill Bill Volume 2 and Troy, the ancient Greek epic starring Brad Pitt.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/film/3646029.stm   (322 words)

 Boston Film Festival | 2004 Schedule
The two disciplines come together in "Mondovino," a celebration of wine in its infinite variety that was filmed across three continents, in five languages, over a three-year period.
With an insider's access and an artist's eye, Nossiter weaves together multiple family and multi-generational sagas, and uncovers a complex tapestry of rivalries, alliances, conflicts, and conspiracies - all stemming from the production, distribution and consumption of one of the oldest, most respected and still affordable luxuries remaining.
Juxtaposing artisanal wine growers with multi-national conglomerates, and peasants with billionaires, the film gives tapestry to those who create, critique, and do commerce in wine, offering up a surprisingly prismatic, varied and sometimes controversial glimpse into something everyone enjoys but few people know much about.
www.bostonfilmfestival.org /films/mondovino.shtml   (166 words)

From the crimson skyline of the rising sun to the blood-dipped horizons of the west.
The film is about as coherent as a crackling last message left on a field telephone by a war-crazed soldier.
But the films is more than a multi-storey romance stopping at different floors as Leung puts the moves on lovelorn courtesan Zhang Ziyi and aging but glamorous casino groupie Gong Li, in between counselling landlord’s daughter Faye Wong in the conundrums of love.
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 BreakingNews.ie: Moore documentary wins at Cannes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The top prize at the Cannes Film Festival was today awarded to Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, a scathing indictment of White House actions after the September 11 terror attacks.
Fourteen-year-old Yagira Yuuya was named best actor for the Japanese film Nobody Knows, in which he plays the eldest of four siblings raised in isolation, who must take charge of the family when their mother leaves.
Just back in Cannes after his daughter’s college graduation in the United States, Moore dedicated the award to “my daughter and to all the children in America and Iraq and throughout the world who suffered through our actions”.
breaking.tcm.ie /2004/05/22/story148881.html   (684 words)

 Cineaste: The 2004 Cannes Film Festival.(Communique)@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
All of Cannes's fascinating, and frequently infuriating, contradictions were on display at the 2004 edition of the world's most frenetic film festival.
Longtime festival head Gilles Jacob aroused the ire of the cinephilic contingent by claiming that there were fewer "boring" art films in competition--a competition that included, strangely enough, Shrek 2 as well as the latest art film by festival favorite Wong Kar-wai.
And, in a gesture that appeared to reinforce the overall incoherence of this year's Cannes, Quentin Tarantino's jury was obviously torn between art and...
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 Festival of cannes 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
She will open the 58th Festival on May 11th and welcome the jury and its President, Emir Kusturica, to the stage of the Palais des Festivals.
Abbas Kiarostami is to be President of the Jury for the Caméra d'Or at the next Festival of Cannes which is to take place from May 11th to 22nd 2005.
Emir Kusturica is to be President of the Jury for the 58th Festival of Cannes which takes place from May 11th to 22nd 2005.
www.biosstars-us.com /festif/festivalcannes.htm   (392 words)

 Michael Moore's 'Fahrenheit 9/11' Wins Top Honor at Cannes Film Festiva
CANNES, France —; American filmmaker Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11," a scathing indictment of White House actions after the Sept. 11 attacks, won the top prize Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival.
American director Michael Moore poses with the Palme d'Or awarded for the film 'Fahrenheit 911', while jury president American director Quentin Tarantino stands next to him during the award ceremony of the 57th Film Festival in Cannes, on the French Riviera, Saturday May 22, 2004.
The film relies largely on interviews, footage of U.S. soldiers and war victims in Iraq, and archival footage of Bush.
www.commondreams.org /headlines04/0522-05.htm   (706 words)

 cannes film festival 2004 and other cannes related information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
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 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | $200 family film is festival hit
The surprise hit of the Cannes film festival is a movie made by a first-time director with a budget of precisely $218.32.
Much of the film revolves around Caouette's mother, who was beaten by her husband, raped in front of her son when he was a baby, and endured endless bouts of electric-shock therapy which left her personality altered.
Much of her adult life was spent in hospitals, and Caouette was raised by his grandparents in Houston, frequently filming himself and his family from the age of 11.
www.guardian.co.uk /uk_news/story/0,3604,1219070,00.html   (481 words)

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