2010 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARDS
New York, NY [April 29, 2010]– The ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, announced the winners of its world competition categories chosen from 12 narrative and 12 documentary features from 20 countries.
World Competition Categories:
The jurors for the 2010 World Narrative Competition were Hope Davis, Aaron Eckhart, John Hamburg, Cheryl Hines, John Ridley, Gary Ross and Gary Winick.
The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature – When We Leave (Die Fremde), directed and written by Feo Aladag. (Germany). Winner receives
$25,000 cash and the art award “Study: Northern City Renaissance”
Mavi Boncuk |”The White Ribbon” crowned a phenomenal year with a near-sweep of the 60th German Film Awards on Friday. Michael Haneke’s film took home 10 Lolas including best film, best director and best actor for Burghart Klaussner.
Erotics scenes from Turkish cinema…
Mavi Boncuk | New Int’l. Release | Tete de turc (France) 2010
Reviewed for Variety By JORDAN MINTZER A Warner Bros. France release of a Aliceeleo Cinema, Aliceeleo, France 2 Cinema production, in association with La Banque Postale Image 3, Sofica EuropaCorp, with participation of Canal Plus, CineCinema, France Televisions, CNC. (International sales: Other Angle Pictures, Paris.) Produced by Patrick Godeau. Executive producer, Francois Galfre. Directed, written by Pascal Elbe. With: Roschdy Zem, Pascal Elbe, Ronit Elkabetz, Samir Makhlouf, Simon Abkarian, Forence Thomassin, Valerie Benguigui, Monique Chaumette, Laure Marsac, Stephan Guerin-Tillie, Brigitte Catillon, Gamil Ratib, Moussa Masskri, Leo Elbe.
İstanbul fest draws 150000 in 29th year
The İstanbul International Film Festival attracted some 150000 festival-goers in its 29th edition, which wrapped up on Sunday following Saturday’s Golden
Howl features parts of the poem Howl. In animation. It also features re-created interviews with Allen Ginsburg, played by James Franco. And court scenes, with the actual transcripts from the obscenity trial faced by Howl’s publisher. Poetry on film hardly ever works (or never works, save Bright Star). Trial scenes are boring, animations are tedious, bio-pic scenes are alright but not exciting (except the fact that it has the handsomest cast in recent times: Franco, Jon Hamm, David Strathairn, Alessandro Nivola).
The Last Station has Helen Mirren. Magnificent. If it needs anything else, it also has a great performance by Christopher Plummer. It’s about the last days of Tolstoy, which is pretty interesting. Still, ultimately I found The Last Station a bit too bland. I think what bugged me the most was the constant use of music, as if the film did not have enough faith in itself to move the audience, so it had to rely on the score. The director was there for a Q&A, but I thought it would be rude to ask him about the music…
No movies on Day 12. Instead, I went to a town-hall type meeting about an old movie theater (Emek) that is planned to be torn down – sorry, “moved to the eighth floor of a multiplex without being torn down.”
Day 8 was spent in nature, with family and friends. No movies, but I did watch 24. Interesting change of pace.
It’s ‘Beautiful Irish Men Day’ at IFF.