WEEKLY NEWSLETTER N°189: April 29 - May 7, 2004
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* Tarantino cancells his Kill Bill Volume 2 promo tour
* Silver anniversary of Fantasporto splash in Cannes
* STOP Beeing Scared, an ADAMI initiative in Cannes
* Cannes Line up 2004
* International Critic's Week
* Directors Fortnight program
* Jester Wins at Sprockets - Toronto children's Fest
* Laifa Fest winners
* One World announces its awards
* Cleveland awards Born into Brothels
* Buenos Aires awards Parapalos and 15
* Philadelphia closes with record attendance figures
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* New York Asian Film Festival line up
* Beverly Hills Fest announces its program
* Buzz from Miami Gay & Lesbian Fest
* Durban fest veterans wanted
* Cannes Lineup 2004 Announced
* Tribeca features in competition
* Marco Island fest line up
* Corto in Bra: Brief Emotions on The Big Screen
* Hollywood Black Film Fest to unveil 77 films
* Transilvania International Film Festival program
* Laifafest opening night program
* Peace in Borderlands:14 films promoting peace
FRENCH NEWS FROM FRANCE
* Le Brésil débarque à Paris
* Le blues et cinéma à l'honneur à Nice
* Vues d'Afrique rend ses prix
* Caméras des champs
* Le Festival du court de Nice
* Collection DVD à Cannes
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* European Media Art Festival kicks off
FEST PLAYERS FOCUS
* Rebecca de Mornay cancels returns to the Lee Strasberg Institute
* Mantegna honored at LAIFFA
* One World, PEN and 14 Nobel Prize laureates calling
* The Forgotten World of Americas Orphanages
A POCKET FULL OF DREAMS
An immigrant Indian family faces conflict of values and disillusionment
in the new world of America.
They learn the dignity of labor as they face hard choices in balancing
tradition and the MTV generation.
The film deals with problems immigrant often face searching for fame
and fortune in the "American Dreams".
Life in America is not everyones cup of tea...
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FILM FROM FEST FOCUS
* Beverly Hills Fest full line up
* L'adoption screened at recent Paris Film Festival
* Bandwagon: Emma the Buffy Slayer
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3)FANTASPORTO 25TH ANNIVERSARY
The Oporto International Film Festival, now going to its 25th edition,
specializes in fantasy and science-fiction films in its Official Competitive section.
Festival dates 21st February till March 7th
Online regulations and submissions
4) ANNUAL PROGRAM WITHOUT FRONTIERS
Calls SHORT FILMS producers worldwide to participate with their works.
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>From the Producers of "Gacy" and "Dahmer" and based on the comicbook
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Principal Photography starts June 2004.
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Sundance '04 Selection
Emmy-Winner Joe Pantoliano (TV's "The Sopranos", The Matrix, Memento)
Jennifer Tilly (Bound, Bullets Over Broadway)
Written & Directed by Eric Weber (Suits)
Making its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004, Second Best tells the story of a
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successful Hollywood producer comes back to town.
"Scary Movie" meets the ultimate reality show.
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Slaughterhouse of the Rising Sun
Sexy Horror Film
A troubled actress stumbles upon a mysterious band of teens in a cabin in the wood and indulge in a night of terror, blood, and mayhem.
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The Most Creative Animators in Hollywood bring you a clay-animated spoof
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Must-See-Footage from the work-in-progress will be available for viewing during AFM!
Monster Man 2 - Summer 2004
Monster Man 3 - Fall 2004
Monster Man 2003 Comedy/Horror
On this highway, the roadkill is human!
Eric Jungmann (Not Another Teen Movie)
Justin Urich (How High, The Rage: Carrie 2)
Aimee Brooks (True Crime)
U.S. Distribution by Lions Gate in 2004
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A well-to-do family's celebration turns deadly when the head of the household decides
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Nine Lives 2003 Horror/Thriller U.S. Distribution by Lions Gate Winter 2004
Amelia Warner (Quills)
Lex Shrapnel (K-19 The Widowmaker)
and featuring Paris Hilton (Zoolander)
Nine friends are stranded in an isolated Scottish manor when a centuries-old spirit is unleashed. Only one will survive.
Her Majesty - Family/Adventure
Finalist - Humanitas Prize - Sundance Feature Category 2002
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A young girl realizes her lifelong dream when Queen Elizabeth comes to visit her small New Zealand town.
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RE: GERMAN DUBS AVAILABLE FEATURE FILMS
We hope this email finds you well.
We would like to let you know that we have GERMAN DUBS available on the following feature films:
DAY OF THE PANTHER Martial Arts
JEWEL OF THE GODS - Adventure
RETURN TO JUSTICE Richard Lynch, Griffin ONeal,
ROAD KILL Erik Palladino
STRIKE OF THE PANTHER Martial Arts
GOING UNDERCOVER Romantic Comedy Lea Thompson, Chris Lemmon
IVE COME ABOUT THE SUICIDE
AFRAID TO DANCE
STREETS OF YESTERDAY
UNKNOWN CYCLIST Lea Thompson, Vincent Spano, Danny Nucci
ROCK & ROLL COWBOYS
EASY KILL Frank Stallone
EDGE OF POWER
LIARS POKER Richard Tyson, Flea
We are offering these films including the dub for $9,000 to $20,000 (depending on the film and rights purchased)
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AMANDA PEET Somethings Gotta Give, A Lot Like Love,
The Whole Ten Yards, Identity, The Whole Nine Yards,
Woody Allens Miranda & Miranda
RON LIVINGSTON The Cooler, Pretty Persuasion,
Sex & the City, Little Black Book
WILLIAM H. MACY Seabiscuit, Jurassic Park III,
Cellular (2004), In Enemy Hands
RICHARD TYSON Black Hawk Down, Battlefield Earth,
Red Shoe Diaries
ELIAS KOTEAS Traffic, Simone, Thin Red Line,
STEVE ZAHN Sahara, Employee of the Month, Daddy Day Care,
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ANABELLA SCIORRA American Crime, Chasing Liberty,
PATRICK DEMPSEY About A Boy, Sweet Home Alabama,
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SAM WATERSTON Le Divorce, The Commission, Law & Order
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ROBERT PASTORELLI Be Cool, Modern Vampires, Bait, Eraser,
BRAD DOURIF Lord of the Ring: The Two Towers, Deadwood,
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LAUREL HOLLOMAN Boogie Nights, Tumbleweed
ED ASNER Elf, National Lampoon Christmas Vacation II,
JOSH HAMILTON The Bourne Identity, West of Here
CHRISTOPHER McDONALD Spy Kids II, Nurse Betty,
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LAURA FRASER A Knights Tale, Titus, Vanilla Sky
JEROEN KRABBE Ever After, An Ideal Husband, Left Luggage
JAMES WILBY Gosford Park, Original Sin
JONATHAN FIRTH Luther, Sparkling Cyanide
JASON CONNERY Shanghai Noon, Wishmaster 3, Merlin
ANN CUSAK Americas Sweethearts, Stigmata,
What Planet Are You From?
MAXIMILLIAN SCHELL, LAUREN HUTTON, JOHN SAVAGE,
ISABELLA ROSSELLINI, RUPERT GRAVES, DAVID WARNER,
GLENN PLUMMER, DANIEL BENZALI, JAMES RUSSO,
MARTIN COVE, LEA THOMPSON, PRISCILLA BARNES,
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All of these films have been delivered internationally with
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in the USA: Lionsgate, HBO, Showtime, Starz Encore, Fox,
and the Sundance Channel; Showtime in Australia;
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and Poland; TF1 in France; Eagle in Italy; BSkyB and
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in Cannes between the Hotel Carlton and the Hotel Martinez (across from
the Miramar) and available daily beginning May 12th from 9:00am until
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Please mark the date for THURSDAY, May 13th at 7:00pm for a very special
cocktail party with the cast and crew of FISH WITHOUT A BICYCLE as well as
many other special guests.
I would also like to alert you to one of the most explosive world premieres
UNCOVERED: THE WAR ON IRAQ
Experience the shocking truth in the year's most talked-about documentary.
American producer/Director Robert GREENWALD has created a MUST SEE film
for anyone concerned about the case for war in Iraq.
"Using a brilliantly simple format...filmmakers Robert Greenwald pits CIA
vets, diplomats, and weapons inspectors against Rumsfield, Powell, Cheney
and Rice. The case for war loses badly. Brave to Greenwald for asking
the questions that the mainstream media failed to ask." - Rolling Stone
Magazine, April 2004
A Feature Length Documentary - Market Premiere
SCREENING: Tuesday, May 18th at 17:30 - Arcades 1 (77, rue Felix Faure)
A panel discussion will follow with SPECIAL GUESTS: Robert Greenwald, Joe
Wilson (former Deputy Chief at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq) and Ray McGovern
(top level CIA analyst from 1964 to 1990 ).
FISH WITHOUT A BICYCLE
Sensational newcomer JENNA MATTHISON shines in FISH WITHOUT A BICYCLE.
Directed by 90210's Brian Austin Green, the film features a talented cast
of Hollywood's hottest up-and-comers.
SCREENING: Friday, May 14 at 20:00 - Palais I
A Comedy - Market Premiere
UNPRECEDENTED: The 2000 Presidential Election
The riveting story about the battle for the U.S. Presidency in Florida and
the undermining of democracy in America.
SCREENING - May 16, 2004 at 10:00am and 11:00am - Palais G
I am looking forward to meeting with you and introducing you to some of the
other great titles we have available for worldwide distribution: DOGWALKER
(US drama), PLAN COLUMBIA (US documentary), WAR & TRUTH (US documentary),
CRY NO MORE (Morocco drama), TEMPTATION (US comedy) and HEADS 'N TAILZ (US
Additionally we have two new productions, MUNDO MATA by veteran director
LUIS VALDEZ (La Bamba) with Martin Sheen and Peter Coyote and the powerful
drama on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, SLEEPING ON STONES.
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CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2004
May 17th (Official Screening)
Théâtre Noga Croisette
May 17th (Press Screening)
Théâtre Noga Croisette
Cinéma Les Arcades
CANNES MARKET SCREENINGS 2004
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CANNES MARKET 2004 SCREENINGS
WALL Directors Forthnight Selection 2004 98 minutes - France
Directed by: Simone Bitton
Synopsis: In June 2002, the Israeli authorities began the construction of a gigantic security fence, aimed at preventing Palestinian terrorists from infiltrating Israeli territory. The wall imprisons
Palestinians and Israelis alike. The WALL is visual, human, and psychological study.
Produced by: Thierry Lenouvel / Cinésud Promotion
HONEST PEOPLE LIVE IN FRANCE 2004 90 minutes France / Colombia
Directed by: Bob Decout
Cast: Victoria Abril, Hélène de Fougerolles, Bruno Putzulu, Artus de Penguern.
Synopsis: In order to be able to adopt a child in Latin America, a woman marries an influential politician. This one intends to exploit this marriage to develop its image.
Produced by: Thierry Forte / DMVB Films
LIBERTY BOUND 2004 90 minutes France / USA
Directed by: Christine Rose
Synopsis: A film by a girl who had many questions about 9.11 From the unanswered questions and unprecedented events of 9.11 to the unjust, illegal war and occupation of Iraq, the Bush
administration has been lying. The film sets out to exposure those lies and to get the world population thinking about the so-called benevolent Empire, the United States of America.
Produced by: Andre Lazare / Take Off
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at Cannes Film Festival 2004
Earth & Ashes
A film by Atiq Rahimi
Official Selection - Un Certain Regard - Cannes 2004
Synopis : Dastaguir sits on the side of the road, his young grandson,
Yassin, at his side. A desolate Afghan landscape stretches out all
around him a half-demolished bridge, a dry riverbed below and a dusty
road that reaches its vanishing point on the horizon.
That road leads to a far-off coalmine, Dastaguirs dreaded destination.
He is on a painful journey to see his son, the childs father, who works
in the mines. He must tell him that their village has been bombed and
his entire family killed. The old man is torn between his own remorse,
his unbearable solitude and codes of honor deeply engrained in the
As he struggles with so many conflicting emotions, Dastaguir encounters
several strangers along the way. Theres the sentry house guard, the
philosophical roadside merchant, the mysterious veiled woman who waits
endlessly, and other victims of this nameless war that goes on somewhere
Starring Abdul Ghani, Jawan Mard Homayoun, Tallosh Walli.
Official Screenings - World Premiere
Press Screening - May 13th, 04:30 pm, Salle Debussy
Official Screening - May 14th, 03:00 pm, Salle Bazin
May 16th, 03:30 pm, Riviera 1
May 17th, 03:30 pm, Riviera 1
Les Films du Lendemain
35mm / 2.35 (Scope)
A film by Carole Laure
International Critics' Week - Cannes 2004
Synopis : CQ2 (seek you too) is the story of a teenager, with an
uncertain future, who canalises her lust for life in the study of
Starring Clara Furey, Danielle Hubbard, Mireille Thibault, Jean-Marc
Official Screenings - World Premiere
May 19th, 11:00 am, 11h Espace Miramar
May 19th, 05:30 pm, Espace Miramar
May 19th, 10:30 pm, Espace Miramar
May 20th, 08:30 am, Palais des Festival Salle Bunuel
May 20th, 02:00 pm, Théatre de la Licorne
May 20th, 08:30 pm, Espace de la Vignasse - Valbonne
May 21st, 04:30 pm, Studio 13
May 18th, 04:00 pm, Riviera 4
Cité-Amérique, Les Productions Laure
35 mm / 1.85
They came back
A film by Robin Campillo
Synopis : The dead are coming back by thousands... In the world,
millions of deceased left there cemetery to the towns. One central
question is to be answered: how can living and dead manage to live
Starring Géraldine Pailhas, Jonathan Zaccaï, Frédéric Pierrot.
Market Screenings - World Premiere
May 14th, 02:00 pm, Riviera 4
May 18th, 10:00 am, Riviera 2
May 20th, 02:00 pm, Riviera 2
Haut & Court
Three Dancing Slaves
A film by Gaël Morel
Synopis : Through the portrait of three brothers, the story of a revenge
that, benign at first, takes on tragic proportions until it forces each
of the brothers to adopt a clear-cut position in relation to each other.
Starring Stéphane Rideau, Nicolas Cazalé.
Market Screenings - World Premiere
May 15th, 10:00 am, Riviera 4
May 17th, 02:00 pm, Riviera 4
May 19th, 04:00 pm, Riviera 2
The Other Side of the Street
A film by Marcos Bernstein
Synopis : Regina, a lonely 65 year old who works on the neighbourhood
watch for the police in Copacabana, believes to have witnessed a murder
in the building across the street, and ends up getting involved with the
suspect in a potentially dangerous chain of events that will force her
to take stock of her life in a way that she could have never imagined.
Starring Fernanda Montenegro, Raul Cortez.
May 17th, 11:30 am, Riviera 1
May 19th, 11:30 am, Riviera 1
Escazal Films, Columbia Tristar Films
35mm / 1.85
A film by Abdellatif Kechiche
Synopis : For Krimo, a teenager living in the suburbs of Paris, days go
by, carying the weight of his boredom around the neighbourhoodS Until a
few lines from a 19th century play echo in an open field, and suddenly
nothing seems quite
the same anymore : Lydia, all dressed-up in her theatre costume, is
rehearsing the school play. And Krimo falls in love with her. Despite
the reputation Krimo has to sustain, he will accept a role in the play
to declare his love. Will he find the right words?
Starring Osman Elkharraz, Sara Forestier, Sabrina Ouazani, Hajar
Hamlili, Rachid Hami.
May 16th, 02:00 pm, Riviera 2
Noé Productions Int. Lola Films
COMEDY / DRAMA
35mm / 1.85 / DOLBY SR
Le Grand Rôle
A film by Steve Suissa
Synopis : Maurice, Sami, Simon, Elie and Edouard are still unknown
actors despite their late thirties. But one day, Grinchenberg, the
famous American director, comes to Paris looking for the lead role in
his Yiddish adaptation of the Merchant of Venice. Maurice gets the part
It is the major breakthrough he has been waiting for. He rushes home to
proudly announce the big news to his wife Perla. But Perla also has news
for him: she is very ill Unfortunately, the part eventually goes to a
famous American star. Maurice doesnt have the heart to tell Perla
With his friends help, he will go all the way to make his wife believe
that he still has the part, and will end up playing the role of his life
to protect her.
Starring Stéphane Freiss, Bérénice Béjo, François Berléand and Peter
May 13th, 04:00 pm, Riviera 2
May 16th, 11:30 am, Riviera 1
Les Films de l'Espoir
COMEDY / DRAMA
35mm / 1.85
A film by Franck Landron
Synopis : Sophie and Olivier are a young couple with 2 children. They
work hard in their parisian bakery. Sophie feels that her husband
doesnt pay much attention to her anymore
One day, Sophie and Olivier come across an add in their own shop: the
beach house theyve been dreaming about for so long, is for sale. Taken
over by the terrific bargain, the young couple decides to buy the house
without even visiting it. Little do they know that there is a hitch to
it all, and that they are now the happy owners of a home in a nudist
Starring Barbara Schulz, Alexandre Brasseur.
May 14th, 10:00 am, Riviera 4
May 15th, 03:30 pm, Riviera 1
Les Films en Hiver
35mm / 1.66
A film by Sébastien Lifshitz
Synopis : Mikaïl and Jamel share Stephanies bed, a young transexual
prostitute. Despite their chaotic lives, the three of them find comfort
in each others arms.
Starring Stéphanie Michelini, Edouard Nikitine, Yasmine Belmadi.
May 15th, 02:00 pm, Riviera 2
May 20th, 11:30 am, Riviera 1
Maïa Films, Zephyr Films, YC Aligator Films
Memoria del Saqueo, A Social Genocide
A film by Fernando E. Solanas
Synopis : The dramatic circumstances which we are living out bring me
back to my very beginnings in the cinema, thirty-five years ago, when my
search for a political identity and my desire to struggle against the
dictatorship led me to shoot The Hour of the Furnaces. Circumstances
have greatly changed, but the consequences of the neo-liberal plan have
today proved so disastrous that, once again, I am forced to bear witness
to memories and testimonies by composing a living fresco based on what
we have supported and endured over the past twenty-five years, from
Videla's dictatorship to today. It is in this manner that I wish to
contribute to the urgent debate that Argentina, Latin America and the
world at large are conducting, which, as its driving force, the
certainty that, faced with dehumanized globalization, "another world is
May 14th, 04:00 pm, Riviera 2
ADR Poductions, Thelma Film AG, Cinesur S.A.
35mm / 1.85
With George Bush on my Mind
A film by Joaquin Oristrell
Synopis : While travelling through the country with its latest play, a
Spanish theatre company looses its lead role in a car accident. Jorge
Ruiz, a young newcomer, takes over the part. Almost instantly, his
provocative attitude awakens hidden conflicts. As a political activist,
Jorge decides to read a declaration against the war in Iraq at each
performance. Some of the actors disapprove and the theatre company
Starring Javier Camara, Juan Diego Botto, Elvira Minguez, Maria Botto.
May 19th, 10:00 am, Riviera 2
Garbo Producciones, Centro de Nuevos Creadores
35 mm / 1.85 / Dolby SRD
A film by Orso Miret
Synopis : Olivier (35 years old) is on holiday in Corsica in the small
mountain village where his mother was born. He is with his girl friend,
Marianne who is nearly three months pregnant.
Olivier is clearly very attached to his Corsican roots, even if he is
sometimes made to feel a bit like an outsider and even if he himself
is uneasy about assuming an identity which is not quite his own.
The peacefulness of their stay is brutally broken: he is the sole
witness to a murder committed by a young man from the same village and
whom he has clearly recognized.
Fearing that he will become a persona non grata in the village if he
denounces the killer, Olivier decides to keep quiet. For how long?
Starring Mathieu Demy, Natacha Régnier, Thierry De Peretti.
My father is an Engineer
A film by Robert Guédiguian
Synopis : The story of a man and a woman who, since childhood, cannot
live separated one from another. They have grown up to become doctors.
Their careers are starting to drive them apart, but not for long :
against all odds, they have chosen to fight against fate and reality,
and to remain together
Starring Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin.
Agat Films & Cie
A film by Marion Vernoux
A doctor undergoing alcoholic detoxification, a receptionnist at odds
with her boyfriend and a technical salesman looking for adventure, all
meet in the ski resort of Val d'Isère.They decide to drink their
idleness and loneliness away, roaming from bar to bar...
Starring Emmanuelle Béart, Edouard Baer.
A film by Stéphane Murat
Starring Sylvie Testud, Mylène Demongeot, Pierre Arditi.
Live & Become
A film by Radu Mihaileanu (from the director of "Train of Life")
Ethiopia. From November 20 1984 to January 4 1985, Israel and the United
States take the initiative of a vast action, which will bring thousands
of Ethiopian Jews (Falashas) into Israel. A non-Jew Ethiopian mother
forces her son to declare himself Jewish so as to save him from
starvation and death. Though neither of them descends from the people of
The child arrives in the holy land. Considered an orphan, the boy is
adopted by a French Sephardi family who lives in Tel-Aviv. He grows up
with the fear that the truth will be discovered together with his double
lie: he is neither a Jew nor an orphan, only a black boy.
The boy finds out about love, Judaism, the western culture but also
about racial prejudice and war in the Occupied Territories. He will grow
up to be Jewish-Israeli-French-Tunisian but he will never forget his
real mother and his true identity: he is an Ethiopian who has survived.
Starring Yaël Abecassis, Roschdy Zem.
PRODUCTION : Elvévir
Un Fil à la Patte
A film by Michel Deville
Starring Charles Berling, Emmanuelle Béart, Patrick Timsit, Vincent
PRODUCTION : Elefilm
Les Amants Réguliers
A film by Philippe Garrel
Starring Louis Garrel.
PRODUCTION : Maïa Films
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