KVIFF 2017: Ken Loach, Paul Laverty and James Newton Howard to receive honorary awards

British director Ken Loach, writer Paul Laverty and U.S. composer James Newton Howard will be honored at the 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Loach and his regular writing collaborator will receive the festival’s Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema. The festival called Loach and Laverty “two individuals who together have influenced the…

Cannes 2017: Uma Thurman to head Un Certain Regard jury

Actress Uma Thurman will preside the jury of Un Certain Regard, the second competition of the Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival. Thurman, the star of such films as Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction and Terry Gilliam’s The Adventures of Munchausen, made her debut at the age of 17 in Stephen Frears’ period drama Dangerous…

Season of Japanese film at London’s Barbican Cinema, May 14-June 24

A season exploring Japanese architecture and the country’s unique environment on film will take place at the Barbican Cinema in London, United Kingdom on May 14-June 24. The season will complement the Barbican Art Gallery’s exhibition named “The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945.” The film season will feature the works of Iroshi Teshigahara,…

Il Cinema Ritrovato: first news from the 2017 edition

Il Cinema Ritrovato, the annual festival organized by the Cineteca di Bologna and dedicated to the rediscovery of rare and little-known films from all over the world, will take place in Bologna, Italy from June 24 to July 2. The festival will feature a selection of 400 films, closing officially with a screening an open…

EFP’s Westwind to showcase of European cinema in Russia

European Film Promotion (EFP) is organizing Westwind, a showcase of European cinema which will take place in St. Petersburg in Russia on April 19-23. The spotlight will feature European Oscar submissions for Best Foreign Language Film. Westwind aims to continue and intensify European cultural exchange with Russian audiences. The program of the five-day event features:…

Claudia Cardinale star of Cannes 2017 poster

Claudia Cardinale is the star of the poster of this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The 70th Festival de Cannes will take place on May 17-28, 2017. “I am “I am honoured and proud to be flying the flag for the 70t Festival de Cannes,” says Cardinale in an official press release. The star of such…

Cristian Mungiu to preside over Cannes Cinéfondation jury

Filmmaker Cristian Mungiu will preside the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury of the 70th Cannes Film Festival, which will take place on May 17-28. Mungiu, who was a member of Steven Spielberg’s jury in Cannes in 2013, follows in the footsteps of previous Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury presidents Aberrahmane Sissako, Abbas Kiarostami and Jane…