Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi won best screenplay award for "The Salesman" and thriumph at Munich Film Festival, too. The CineMasters Selection jury said the French-Iranian film was "contemporary and yet universal and, most importantly, an opening to the future. A story that was both thrilling and full of surprises." The jury congratulated the filmmaker on presenting "an alternative to the predominant masculine approach of attempting to solve problems with violence and revenge."
Among many other awards, he has received a Golden Globe Award , a Golden Bear and an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for his movie A Separation at the 2012 Academy Awards. Asghar Farhadi's ‘The Salesman' Triumphs at Munich Film Festival "With the large global distribution of this film Farhadi gave a great visibility to Iranian cinema, that in fact started long before him," Agnes Devictor, a professor at the Sorbonne in Paris specializing in Iranian cinema.
Speaking after the Cannes premiere of "The Salesman," Farhadi explained that after it was announced last year that he would segue from "The Past" to shooting a film in Spain, he got "nostalgic" and changed plans. "I wanted to work in my country, I wanted to go back home," he said. "Despite all the existing difficulties, I get great pleasure and I am most satisfied from shooting films in my country," he added. The Cannes awards, however, were followed by scrutiny and criticism from the Iranian media. The Islamic Republic newspaper, without addressing Farhadi by name, also brought out an old accusation against Iranian directors who win prizes abroad by accusing him of portraying a dark side of Iran.
The article accused Farhadi of seeking overseas prizes and criticized him for never thinking of making Iranians happy.
The female lead in "The Salesman," Taraneh Alidoosti, also became entangled in a controversy during the same news conference after her bare arm revealed a feminist tattoo. Hard-line media criticized the actress, accusing her of being pro-choice.
After the media storm, Alidoosti responded on Twitter, "Keep calm and YES I'm a feminist."
Personal Shopper is a 2016 French psychological thriller film written and directed by Olivier Assayas. At Cannes, Assayas shared the Best Director Award with Cristian Mungiu. The photography begans on 27 October 2015 in Paris, France before moving to Prague, London and Oman. At the official premiere, the film had a four and a half minute standing ovation. ASSAYAS by the final press conference: "Directing a film is a collective endeavour. I feel I've created a group that is being awarded the prize; a whole family with whom I developed a cinematographic language."
One standout speech during the winners' press conference came from director Christian Mungiu , who praised the diversity of small films in a commercial social media-driven age. It was one of the few defenses for the arthouse biz expressed during what was largely a backslapping panel. As an aside, Personal Shopper director Olivier Assayas was all too pleased to share the director win with Mungiu. Said Mungiu, "If we can't preserve this, smaller films might disappear in matter of a few years. It's really important to preserve the diversity in cinema. Commercial cinema is wonderful, but cinema wasn't born to produce commercial cinema alone. It's good to have voices and points of views... We need to make an effort to educate the audience." The director further praised Cannes as an oasis that supports the global stage of moviemaking, especially the small films.
The road-trip movie explores the subject of the "itinerant sellers" and took ispiration from a a New York Times article describing the world of the magazine crews. There was no story there—everything from then on was my imagination and partly what I learned—but that was the nut that started me of wanting to do something about it. There are still a lot of crews who are doing that job and it's a bit like people who stop you [on the street] and try and get you to buy things for charity. You're not really buying the magazine. You're buying the person who is selling you the magazine. That's what you're selling. You're selling yourself. It's actually really hard work....I take most of my inspiration for each film based on the world that I'm exploring. I do a lot of research and immerse myself in the places and with the people that I'm going to make the film about. That's absolutely where I get my inspiration from. I find real life and real people really inspiring.".
Even more movie which take inspiration from the real life are winning the most renomated prices ... is this what moviegoers would like to watch ?
The great director his second Palme d'Or victory for a drama with a noble, emphatic message. But it also illustrates the differences between the Cannes crowd and the wider film audience.
Single mum Kattie (Hayley Squires) was moved up from London with her two kids (by different dads) after her local council was unable to find her a flat in the capital. She's exhausted and famished and – left alone as a kindly volunteer sorts her nippers out some juice and a biscuit – she grabs a tin of beans, pries off the lid and starts eating. It's a basic, desperate act based, according to Loach, on a real-life incident. It's here, as Kattie swallows handfuls of cold beans and starts to cry, that Loach is universally powerful. Whoever you are, wherever you're from, you can't help but feel sad and angry that it's come to this.
The 69th annual Cannes Film Festival is currently being held from to 22 May 2016.
" 69th Palme d'or " View the list of winners ...
I, DANIEL BLAKE
Ken LOACH GRAND
JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE
(IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD)
AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR (EX-AEQUO)
AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR (EX-AEQUO)
AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY
FORUSHANDE (THE SALESMAN)
AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS
AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR
VULCAIN PRIZE FOR AN ARTIST TECHNICIAN,
AWARDED BY THE C.S.T.
UN CERTAIN REGARD
PRIZE OF UN CERTAIN REGARD
(THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI)
JURY PRIZE - UN CERTAIN REGARD
FUCHI NI TATSU
DIRECTING PRIZE OF UN CERTAIN REGARD
PRIZE FOR BEST SCREENPLAY -UN CERTAIN REGARD
DELPHINE COULIN, MURIEL COULIN
VOIR DU PAYS
Delphine COULIN, Muriel COULIN
UN CERTAIN REGARD SPECIAL PRIZE
LA TORTUE ROUGE
(THE RED TURTLE)
Michael DUDOK DE WIT
1ST PRIZE CINÉFONDATION
2ND PRIZE CINÉFONDATION
IN THE HILLS
3RD PRIZE CINÉFONDATION (EX-AEQUO)
A NYALINTÁS NESZE
(THE NOISE OF LICKING)
DIVINES Houda Benyamina
The CEO of Cinépolis Mr. Alejandro Ramirez has launched the works of CinemaCon 2016, the International Convention which is a annually meets for exhibitors, distributors, suppliers and movie stars in one place: Las Vegas.
Cinépolis has more than 4,000 screens around the world in countries like Mexico, India, United States, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Spain and is ranked at number four in the number of screens worldwide.
Ramirez described the film exposition as "a field of more than 120 years that is more dynamic than ever" and where China is indiscutuble leaders today.
The eastern nation has quickly achieved 13% of the worldwide box office and now owns nearly 20 percent.
What is surprising is that Mexico already has a market share of 15% of overall attendance at theaters, followed by Germany.
But what currently exists was done well? What has allowed the industry to survive and thrive may still face competition from digital platforms?
According to his analysis: technology, production and distribution are positive key elements.
-the industry has taken advantage of technological innovation whcich always provide the most impressive and attractive movie for viewers 3D but it'is going down and what was promised to the exhibitors and spectators wasn't maintened: the 3D experience would be improved over the years.
The few cases of successful movies was "Gravity" by Alfonso Cuarón and "Pi Life" by Ang Lee who were films for which people were willing to pay for a 3D vision;
-positive element are "genres". Hollywood has been able to capitalize on superhero movies, action and animation, but also had some success with dramas that have exceeded all expectations at the box office;
-some ideas have helped to grow the industry as the "day and date." In English it is known as the "day and date" is the simultaneous premiere of a film. That means that a movie is in many (or all) of the international markets the same day of its release in the United States.
Ramirez says this has shown positive results, so much so that eight of the ten biggest hits of 2015 were projected, in the case of Mexico, on the same day in the United States. In 2016 this is repeated again: the three examples to date are "Deadpool", "Zootopia" and "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice".
During one of the most prominent CinemaCon 20016 moments, Alejandro Ramirez asked the representatives of the major studios and distribution companies around the world, not to experiment further with simultaneous launches in VOD, streaming services or other digital platforms.
Alejandro Ramirez believe that the movietheatre must be the starting point in the life of the movie.
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The 69th Cannes Film Festival is scheduled from 11 to 22 May 2016 and Woody Allen's new movie "Café Society" will open the most famous International Film Festival. This movie will be Allen's 14th film to screen out of competition at the festival but will be the first Amazon film to occupy that coveted position. This participation doesn't guarantee major box-office takes, but command automatic attention, which is probably what Amazon wants as it looks to make its name as distributor.
"Café Society" will get a theatrical rollout from Amazon before jumping to streaming. Anyway, cineplexes remain loudly hostile to the incursion of online movie distributors into their business.
The Tribeca Film Festival is a film festival founded in 2002 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the consequent loss of vitality in the TriBeCa neighborhood in Lower Manhattan.
The festival now draws an estimated three million people—including often-elusive celebrities from the worlds of art, film, and music—and generates $600 million annually.
Tribeca Film Festival has now become one of the most watched festivals in the US offering a mix of independent and mainstream US premieres. Recently Tribeca has been involved of Qatar's £3bn investment funding into arts through the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, as well as supporting documentary filmmakers through the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund. This year at Tribeca, movies are only part of the story. The addition of other forms of media, though, is also a way to open doors to new audiences. Geoff Gilmore, chief creative officer of Tribeca Enterprises, says festivals need to adapt to increasingly tech-savvy moviegoers.
The Screening Room concept involves consumers buying a $150 device that will attach to their home entertainment system so that they can pay $50 to watch first-run movies in a 48-hour window at the same time as initial theater play.
The plan attempts to include from the start exhibitor participation (unspecified revenue sharing, two admissions for each purchase to theaters where concessions would be bought), recognizing that without theater incentives and approval NAPSTER-founder Sean Parker's proposal would have no chance to get studios, much less the theater owners, on board.
NATO has consistently called on movie distributors and exhibitors to discuss as partners release models that can grow the business for everyone. More sophisticated window modeling may be needed for the growing success of a modern movie industry. Those models should be developed by distributors and exhibitors in company-to-company discussions, not by a third party."
The Art House Convergence, a specialty cinema organization representing 600 theaters and allied cinema exhibition businesses, strongly opposes Screening Room, the start-up backed by Napster co-founder Sean Parker and Prem Akkaraju. The proposed model is incongruous with the movie exhibition sector by devaluing the in-theater experience and enabling increased piracy.