The Cannes Film Festival is like a dream place for all seventh art lovers: you can come here and listen to some of the greatest movie directors and writers talking about their work and their views of the movie industry. Here's a noticeable example of this year: a press conference simply called "A conversation with the Dardenne brothers".
Far from being unknown to Cannes, the Dardenne brothers (Jean-Pierre and Luc) have been able to leave their own mark on the Film Festival during the last 20 years. Known for their vision of the family and the society that they capture in their movies since the seventies, they made theirselves famous to the whole movie industry by winning several prizes in different categories:
• Rosetta: Palme d’Or in 1999
• L’Enfant: Palme d’Or in 2005
• Le silence de Lorna: Prix du Scénario (best scenario) in 2008
• Le gamin au vélo: Grand Prix in 2011
This year, Jean-Pierre Dardenne is the new president of the Cinéfondation and of the Short Film jury, a title that Michel Gondry had last year. The Cinéfondation is an foundation dedidated to short films, and will award three different prizes this year to young directors. This foundation is also in charge of awarding the short film Palme d’Or. Today, we’ve been invited to the press conference of the Dardenne brothers, which is called “A conversation with the Dardenne brothers”. Behind this pretty simple name, we’re sure that these two directors have lots to tell and share with the audience, about their history, their work, their influences and their views on the future of the movie industry…
It's been a while, but we're finally bringing Put Your Headphones On Fridays (PYHOF) back for your listening pleasure. For our (re-)opening salvo, here are tunes from some of the best films to have come out of the highly-anticipated Cannes Film Festival, ongoing until next Sunday.
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The Cannes Film Festival showcases some of the world's best cinematographic masterpieces. It is an annual event that is highly anticipated by fans and connoisseurs of both mainstream and independent cinema. This year's festival has officially opened and film buffs everywhere are excited, at the same time curious, about which film will win the Palme d'Or. We are in no position to predict the winner, but we do have our favorites, from the ones in competition and otherwise. In no definitive order, here is a list of 10 films that we'd like to see.
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With the 68th Cannes Film Festival kicking off today we thought we'd hold our very own film screening right here featuring, in no particular order, some of the best, well-crafted LomoKino videos by our fellow lomographers in the community. From documentary-like shorts to horror, comedy, romance, action, the surreal, and everything in between, we've got you covered. Bring out the popcorn!
This article is a tribute to the great Portuguese film director Manoel de Oliveira, who died last April 2. With an old Praktica loaded with a roll of black and white film, I captured so enthusiastically his city Oporto (Porto) with its famous Ribeira district, the most characteristic of the Lusitanian town. It was here that more than 70 years ago, Manoel De Oliveira created a timeless masterpiece: "Aniki-Bòbò"!
With the holidays just around the corner, it's a great time to make sure you have loads of wonderful films for all the fun festivities coming up. Today's Advent deal of the day is here to help you do just that! Head on over to the Online Shop and save 10% on our wide selection of films. Do the right thing and keep your camera happy this year!
On the last Saturday of July, the old district of Borgo Vico hosted an art and music festival. There was also a graffiti contest, and the winner will exhibit his work at the Como Business Center for Expo 2015. I used my Zorki 4 loaded with an Ilford FP4+ film to document the event. I focused on the young artists who, amid the swirl of activity, had to concentrate on their large-scale pieces.
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