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20 Maggio 1960

20 may 1960 – Federico Fellini won the Palme d’Or at Cannes with La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita

20 maggio 1960 – Federico Fellini vince la Palma d’oro a Cannes con La Dolce Vita

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67° Festival de Cannes: Last Day

Cannes Film Festival Closing Ceremony and Palme d’Or or Golden Palm presentation

Carole Bouchet, Williem Dafoe, Leila Hatami, Nicolas Winding Refn, Jeon Do-yeon, Jane Campion, Sofia Coppola, Gael García Bernal, Jia Zhangke

“A Fistful of Dollars” premiere 2014 Cannes Film Festival Closing Ceremony

Paz Vega in Ralph & Russo Couture and Chopard jewels

Uma Thurman in Marchesa and Chopard jewels

Quentin Tarantino, Uma Thurman and Michael Madsen

Carole Bouquet in Chanel Couture 

Sophia Loren in Giorgio ArmaniAlice & Alba Rohrwacher 

Natasha PolyAymeline Valade

Mouna Ayoub in Christian Dior CoutureLi Yuchun in Givenchy Couture 

Zhao Tao in Tadashi ShojiAdrian Brody and Lara LietoJack Lang and Monique Buczynski

Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq, Samuel Theis and Claire Burger

Suzanne Clément & Xavier Dolan

Suzanne Clement Wearing Maxime Simoëns

Nuri Bilge Ceylan1aa

Sofia Coppola in Valentino and Chopard jewelsLeila HatamiMonica Bellucci in Dolce & Gabbana and Cartier jewelsDo-Yeon Jeon in Saint Laurent Li Yuchun in Chanel

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67° Festival de Cannes: Closing Ceremony

PALME D’OR COURT METRAGE – SHORT FILM: Leidi by Simón Mesa Soto1aaa


CAMERA D’OR: Party Girl by C. Burger, M. Amachoukeli, S. Theis



Accepted by Bruce Wagner, the screenwriter

Accepted by Bruce Wagner, the screenwriter


PREMIO DELLA GIURIA – PRIX DU JURY – JURY PRIZE: EX-ÆQUO Mommy by Xavier Dolan & Adieu au langage by Jean-Luc Godar1aabb



GRAND PRIX: Le Meraviglie (Les Merveilles/The Wonders) by Alice Rohrwacher1adc

And the PALME D’OR Cannes 2014 is… Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan1adgf

Source: Festival di Cannes and official site: www.festival-cannes.com


67° Festival de Cannes

The 67th Cannes Film Festival will be held May 14 to 25, 2014. Due to the European elections, the Palme d’Or will be delivered Saturday, May 24.
This year, the art direction was entrusted to the New Zealand director Jane Campion.        The festival poster featured Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni from Federico Fellini’s 1963 film 8½, which was presented in the 1963 Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection.

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Il 67ª Festival di Cannes si terrà dal 14 al 25 maggio 2014. A causa delle elezioni europee la Palma d’Oro sarà consegnata sabato 24 maggio.
Quest’anno la direzione artistica è stata affidata alla regista neozelandese Jane Campion.     Il manifesto del festival raffigura l’attore italiano Marcello Mastroianni nel film 8½ di Federico Fellini, che era stato presentato nella sezione ufficiale del Festival di Cannes del 1963.

Official Selection – Selezione Ufficiale

In Competition – In Concorso

15 may: Timbuktu directed by Abderrahmane Sissako
16 may: Captives directed by Atom Egoyan
16 may: Kis Uykusu/Winter Sleep directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
17 may: Relatos Salvajes/Wild Tales directed by Damian Szifron
17 may: Saint Laurent directed by Bertrand Bonello
18 may: Le Meraviglie directed by Alice Rohrwacher
18 may: The Homesman directed by Tommy Lee Jones
19 may: Foxcatcher directed by Bennett Miller
19 may: Maps to the Stars directed by David Cronenberg
20 may: Deux Jours, Une Nuit directed by Jean-Pierre e Luc Dardenne
20 may: Futatsume no mado/Still the Water directed by Naomi Kawase
21 may: Adieu au Langage directed by Jean-Luc Godard
21 may: The Search directed by Michel Hazanavicius
22 may: Jimmy’s Hall directed by Ken Loach
22 may: Mommy directed by Xavier Dolan
23 may: Leviathan directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev                                                                        23 may: Sils Maria directed by Olivier Assayas

Un Certain Regard

15 may: Party Girl directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger e Samuel Theis
15 may: Loin de Mon Pere/That Lovely Girl directed by Keren Yedaya
16 may: Amor Fou directed by Jessica Hausner
16 may: La Chambre Bleue directed by Mathieu Amalric
17 may: Run directed by Philippe Lacote
17 may: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby directed by Ned Benson
17-23 may: Feher Isten/White God directed by Komel Mundruczo
18 may: Hermosa Juventud directed by Jaime Rosales
18 may: Jauja directed by Lisandro Alonso
18 may: Turist directed by Ruben Ostlund
19 may: Bird People directed by Pascale Ferran
19 may: Dohee-ya/A Girl at my Door directed by Joo-Ri Jung
19 may: Xenia directed by Panos Koutras
20 may: Lost River directed by Ryan Gosling
20 may: The Salt of the Earth directed by Wim Wenders e Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
20 may: Titli directed by Kanu Behl
21 may: Fantasia directed by Wang Chao
21 may: Snow in Paradise directed by Andrew Hulme
22 may: Charlie’s Country directed by Rolf de Heer
22 may: Incompresa directed by Asia Argento

Out of Competition – Fuori Concorso

14 may: Grace of Monaco directed by Olivier Dahan
16 may: Dragon Trainer 2 directed by Dean Deblois
20 may: Gui Lai/Coming Home directed by Zhang Yimou
21 may: L’Homme Qu’On Aimait Trop/In The Name of My Daughter directed by André Techiné

Midnight Screenings – Proiezioni di Mezzanotte
17 may: The Salvation directed by Kristian Levring
18 may: The Rover directed by David Michod
22 may: Pyo Jeok/The Target directed by Chang

Special Screenings

Caricaturistes – Fantassins de la démocratie (Cartoonists – Foot Soldiers of Democracy) directed by Stéphanie Valloatto
Eau Argentee, Syrie Autoportrait (Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait) directed by Ossama Mohammed, Wiam Simav Bedirxan
El Ardor directed by Pablo Fendrik
Geronimo directed by Tony Gatlif
Les Gens du Monde directed by Yves Jeuland
Les Ponts de Sarajevo (Bridges of Sarajevo) directed by Aida Begic, Leonardo di Costanzo, Jean-Luc Godard, Kamen Kalev, Isild Le Besco, Sergei Loznista, Vincenzo Marra, Ursula Meier, Vladimir Perisic, Cristi Puiu, Marc Recha, Angela Schanelec, Teresa Villaverde
Maidan directed by Sergei Loznista
Of Men and War directed by Laurent Bécue-Renard
Red Army directed by Gabe Polsky
The Owners directed by Adilkhan Yerzhanov


The Cinéfondation section focuses on films made by students at film schools.
La sezione Cinéfondation si concentra su film realizzati da studenti di scuole di cinema.

Our Blood directed by Max Chan
Home Sweet Home directed by Pierre Clenet, Alejandro Diaz, Romain Mazevet and Stéphane Paccolat
The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometer 375 directed by Omar El Zohairy
Stone Cars directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green
Last Trip Home directed by Han FengYu
A Radiant Life (Une vie radieuse) directed by Meryll Hardt
Niagara directed by Chie Hayakawa
Oh Lucy! directed by Atsuko Hirayanagi
The Visit directed by Inbar Horesh
Moonless Summer (Leto bez meseca) directed by Stefan Ivančić
The Bigger Picture directed by Daisy Jacobs
Provincia directed by György Mór Kárpáti
Breath (Soom) directed by Hyun Ju Kwon
Thunderbirds (Les Oiseaux-Tonnerre) directed by Léa Mysius
Sourdough (Lievito madre) directed by Fulvio Risuleo
Skunk directed by Annie Silverstein

Short Films

The Administration of Glory directed by Ran Huang
Invisible Spaces directed by Dea Kulumbegashvili
Happo-en directed by Masahiko Sato, Takayoshi Ohara, Yutaro Seki, Masayuki Toyota and Kentaro Hirase
Leidi directed by Simón Mesa Soto
The Last One (Sonuncu) directed by Grainger David
The Execution (A Kivegzes) directed by Petra Szöcs
Aïssa directed by Clement Tréhin-Lalanne
Les corps étrangers directed by Laura Wandel
Yes we Love (Ja, vi elsker) directed by Hallvar Witzø
Silent (Sessiz-Bêdeng) directed by L. Rezan Yesilbas

Cannes Classic

Guest of honour: Sophia Loren

Matrimonio all’Italiana – Marriage Italian Style (1964) by Vittorio De Sica
Per un pugno di dollari – A Fistful of Dollars (1964) by Sergio Leone
Paris, Texas (1984) by Wim Wenders
Regards sur une revolution: Comment Yukong déplaça les montagnes (1976) by Joris Ivens and Marceline Loridan
Cruel Story of Youth – Seishun zankoku monogatari (1960) by Nagisa Oshima
Wooden Crosses – Les croix de bois (1932) by Raymond Bernard
Overlord (1975) by Stuart Cooper
La Paura – Fear (1954) by Roberto Rossellini
Blind Chance – Przypadek (1987) by Krzysztof Kieślowski
The Last Metro – Le dernier métro (1980) by François Truffaut
Dragon Inn (1967) by King Hu
Daybreak – Le jour se lève (1939) by Marcel Carné
The Color of Pomegranates – Sayat Nova (1968) by Sergei Parajanov
Léolo (1992) by Jean-Claude Lauzon
Gracious Living – La vie de château (1966) by Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Jamaica Inn (1939) by Alfred Hitchcock
Les violons du bal (1974) by Michel Drach
Blue Mountains (1983) by Eldar Shengelaia
Lost Horizon (1937) by Frank Capra
La Chienne (1931) by Jean Renoir
Tokyo Olympiad (1965) by Kon Ichikawa
(1963) by Federico Fellini


Main Compatition

Jane Campion: New Zealand film director (President)
Carole Bouquet: French actress
Sofia Coppola: American film director
Leila Hatami: Iranian actress
Jeon Do-yeon: South Korean actress
Willem Dafoe: American actor
Gael García Bernal: Mexican actor and film director
Jia Zhangke: Chinese film director
Nicolas Winding Refn: Danish film director

Willem Dafoe, Leila Hatami, Nicolas Winding Refn, Carole Bouquet, Do-yeon Jeon, Sofia Coppola, Zhangke Jia e Gael Garcia Bernal

Willem Dafoe, Leila Hatami, Nicolas Winding Refn, Carole Bouquet, Do-yeon Jeon, Sofia Coppola, Zhangke Jia e Gael Garcia Bernal

Un Certain Regard

Pablo Trapero: Argentine film director (President)
Peter Becker: President of the Criterion Collection
Maria Bonnevie: Norwegian-Swedish actress
Géraldine Pailhas: French actress
Moussa Touré: Senegalese film director

Cinéfondation and short films

Abbas Kiarostami: Iranian film director (President)
Daniela Thomas: Brazilian film director
Noémie Lvovsky: French film director
Joachim Trier: Norwegian film director
Mahamat Saleh Haroun: Chadian film director



Film Festivals

Then this week, as I hope you may have noticed, there has not been a real change of theme, we waited to finish the articles on the wonderful San Francisco, and then calmly dedicate ourselves to the events of this important weeck.

Yes, because for movie buffs this is a very important week: The Venice Film Festival is about to end, and the TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival, is about to begin .

For those not so experienced, or they simply wanted to know them, a little more, today’s article will be an  introduction to these two festivals.


The  Venice Film Festival

It is the second oldest film festival in the world, the first edition was held between 6 and 21 August 1932, preceded only by the Academy Award, also known as the Oscars, whose first edition was held from 16 May 1929.

Held annually, this year was held from 28 August to 7 September (still going on then!) And developed within the Venice Biennale (an event that includes, among others, the famous International Exposition of Contemporary Art).

The main prize of the festival is this the Golden Lion, which owes its shape to the winged lion symbol of the city which is also the symbol of Saint Mark, patron of the city , it is a very prestigious award, the critical  considered  it on par with the Palme d’Or of the Cannes Film Festival and the Golden Bear of the Berlin International Film Festival.

The first edition, with the idea of the President of the Venice Biennale (Count Giuseppe Volpi di Misurata) took place on the terrace of Hotel Excelsior in Venice, but it wasn’t still a competitive festival,  the titles were only presented and screened.

At that first grand event attended by many renowned actors, protagonists of the films presented in the festival: Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Fredric March, Wallace Beery, Norma Shearer and of course the Italian idol Vittorio De Sica.

The first film shown was Dr. Jekyll  directed by Rouben Mamoulian, followed by a big dance in the halls of the hotel, while the first Italian film screened was  Gli Uomini, Che Mascalzoni…  directed by Camerini.

The prizes awarded during the festival are:

Golden Lion

– Golden Lion at Mglior Film (1946)

Silver Lion

– Special Prize for Best Director (since 1990)

Grand Jury Prize (since 1951)

Coppa Volpi

– Volpi Cup for Best Actor (1934)

– Volpi Cup for Best Actress (1934)


– Osella Award for Best Screenplay (2005)

– Premio Osella for Best Technical Contribution (since 2002)

Marcello Mastroianni Award (since 1998)

Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement (1969)

Award Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker (2006)

Robert Bresson Award (since 2000)

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Toronto International Film Festival

This Canadian festival, held every year and it always starts on Tuesday after Labour Day (first Monday of September), lasts about eleven days, and generally participating in about 300 films.
Is considered one of the most important film festivals of the globe, often considered second only to the Cannes Film Festival.
Although at its beginnings in 1076, was conceived as a compendium of the other festivals, soon began to have its independence, and is now one of the most important for the Holliwood industry .
In the festival were also created two sections are devoted exclusively to the art national film industry.
This festival is not competitive, it’s devoid of the jury, the categories are in fact of the People’s Choice: movies are rated exclusively by people who go to the festival, the most coveted prize is the People’s Choice Award.
The other categories are:
People’s Choice Best Documentary
People’s Choice Best Midnight Madness movie
Best Canadian Feature
Best Canadian First Feature
Best Canadian Short Film
FIPRESCI’s Special Presentation Winner and FIPRESCI’s Discovery Section Winner
Every ten years since 1984, the film presents the list of the top 10 best Canadian films of all time.

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Festival del Cinema

Allora questa settimana, come spero avrete notato, non c’è stato un vero e proprio cambiamento di tema, abbiamo atteso di finire gli articolo sulla meravigliosa San Francisco, per poi dedicarci con tutta calma agli eventi di questa. Sì perché per gli appassionati di cinema questa è una settimana molto importante: sta per concludersi La Mostra Internazionale dell’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia, e sta per iniziare il TIFF, il Toronto International Film Festival.

Per chi non fosse così esperto, o semplicemente ne volesse sapere un po’ di più, l’articolo di oggi sarà  un articolo, diciamo, introduttivo ad i due suddetti festival.


Mostra Internazionale dell’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia

E’ il secondo festival cinematografico più antico del mondo, la prima edizione si tenne tra il 6 ed il 21 Agosto del 1932, preceduto solo dall’Academy Award, conosciuti anche come notte degli Oscar, la cui prima edizione si tenne a partire dal 16 Maggio del 1929.

Si tiene ogni anno, quest’anno si è svolta dal 28 Agosto al 7 Settembre (ancora in corso dunque!) e si è sviluppata all’interno della Biennale di Venezia ( evento che comprende tra gli altri, anche la famosa Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea).

Il premio principale i questo festival è il Leone d’Oro,  che deve la sua forma al simbolo della città il leone alato che è anche il simbolo dell’evangelista San Marco, per altro Patrono della città; è un premio assai prestigioso, dalla critica è considerato alla pari della Palma d’Oro del Festival del Cinema di Cannes e dell’Orso d’Oro del Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Berlino.

La prima edizione, ad idea del presidente della Biennale di Venezia (il Conte Giuseppe Volpi di Misurata) si svolse sulla terrazza dell’hotel Excelsior di Venezia, ma non era ancora un festival competitivo, bensì i titoli venivano solamente presentati e proiettati.

A quella prima grandiosa manifestazione presero parte molti attori rinomati, protagonisti dei film presentati nel festival: Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Fredric March, Wallace Beery, Norma Shearer e naturalmente l’idolo italiano Vittorio De Sica.

Il primo film proiettato fu Dr. Jekyll per la regia di Rouben Mamoulian, seguito da un grande ballo nei saloni dell’hotel; mentre il primo film italiano proiettato fu, Gli Uomini, Che Mascalzoni… per la regia di Camerini.

I premi consegnati durante il festival sono:

Leone d’Oro

–         Leone d’Oro al Mglior Film (dal 1946)

Leone d’Argento

–         Premio speciale per la regia (dal 1990)

Gran Premio della Giuria (dal 1951)

Coppa Volpi

–         Coppa Volpi per la migliore interpretazione maschile (dal 1934)

–         Coppa Volpi per la migliore interpretazione  femminile ( dal 1934)

Premio Osella

–         Premio Osella per la migliore sceneggiatura (dal 2005)

–         Premio Osella per il miglior contributo tecnico (dal 2002)

Premio Marcello Mastroianni (dal 1998)

Leone d’Oro alla Carriera (dal 1969)

Premio Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker (dal 2006)

Premio Robert Bresson (dal 2000 )

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Toronto International Film Festival

Questo festival  Canadese, si tiene ogni anno ed inizia sempre il Martedì dopo il Labour Day (primo Lunedì di Settembre nonché festa del lavoro),dura circa undici giorni  ed in genere vi partecipano circa 300 pellicole.

E’ considerato uno dei Festival Cinematografici più importanti del Globo, spesso considerato secondo solo al Festival di Cannes.

Sebbene ad i suoi inizi nel 1076, era concepito come un festival compendio degli altri festival, ben presto ha iniziato ad avere la sua indipendenza, ed ora è uno dei più rilevanti per l’industria Holliwoodiana.

Nel festival son state create anche due sezioni dedicate unicamente all’arte cinematografica nazionale.

Questo festival non è competitivo, infatti  è privo della giuria,  le categorie infatti sono delle People’s Choice ovvero i film sono votati esclusivamente dalle persone che vanno al festival, il premio più ambito è il People’s Choice Award.

Le altre categorie sono:

People’s Choice Best Documentary

People’s Choice Best Midnight Madness film

Best Canadian Feature

Best Canadian First Feature

Best Canadian Short Film

FIPRESCI’s Special Presentation Winner and FIPRESCI’s Discovery Section Winner

Ogni dieci anni  a partire dal 1984, il film presenta la lista dei 10 migliori film canadesi di tutti i tempi.