Archive for April 19th, 2007

Cannes 07 Line-up

19th April 2007 by Maura McHugh

ScreenDaily informs us that Wong Kar-wai’s first English-language project, My Blueberry Nights, will open the 60th Cannes Film Festival, and will be part of the competition. The festival runs May 16-27, and Stephen Frears is the jury president.

The other films selected for competition are:

Catherine Breillat’s An Old Mistress (Une Vieille Maitresse)
Christophe Honore’s The Love Songs (Les Chansons d’amour)
Julian Schnabel’s The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
Fatih Akin’s The Edge of Heaven (Auf der anderen Seite)
The Coen Brothers’ No Country For Old Men
David Fincher’s Zodiac
James Gray’s We Own The Night
Naomi Kawase’s Mogari No Mori
Emir Kusturica’s Promise Me This
Lee Chang-Dong’s Secret Sunshine
Cristian Mungiu’s 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days
Raphael Nadjari’s Tehilim
Carlos Reygadas’ Silent Light
Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud’s Persepolis
Ulrich Seidl’s Import/Export
Alexander Sokurov’s Alexandra
Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof
Bela Tarr’s The Man From London
Gus Van Sant’s Paranoid Park
Andrey Zvyagintsev’s The Banishment
Kim Ki-duk’s Breath

Official selection, out of competition:

Michael Moore’s Sicko
Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Thirteen
Michael Winterbottom’s A Mighty Heart

The closing film, out of competition, will be Denys Arcand’s The Age Of Darkness.

Comedy Duo at IFI

19th April 2007 by Maura McHugh

The IFI in Dublin will host a special preview on May 1st of Magicians, the first feature film from British comedians David Mitchell and Robert Webb who are the stars of the Channel 4 series Peep Show.

Mitchell and Webb will be at IFI for the event, and will take part in a public interview following the screening. The film does not go on nationwide release until May 18th.

Listowel Delights

19th April 2007 by Maura McHugh

The programme for the 37th Listowel Writer’s Week is now online. Running from May 30-June 3, the festival will feature readings, theatrical productions, film showings, poetry, concerts, interviews, lectures, and a lot of fun.

Short Cuts Deadline

19th April 2007 by Maura McHugh

The deadline for the Irish Film Board’s latest Short Cuts scheme is June 15.

We are looking for new film-makers with imagination, visual flair and a commitment to cinema. Special attention will be given to new directors, writers and producers.

We intend to finance a maximum of 5 films from a total fund of €370,000. The maximum budget for any project is €80,000. Not all films will receive equal funding (i.e. budgets should reflect script content and not funds available). Projects of between 6 and 15 minutes duration are eligible to apply for an award. Short Cuts can be shot on any format but must be delivered on 35mm.