Deutscher Filmpreis The Deutscher Filmpreis (German Film Awards, colloquially known as the Bundesfilmpreis or as the Lola Award) is the highest German movie award. From 1951 to 2004 it was awarded by a commission, since 2005 the award has been given by the Deutsche Filmakademie. With a cash prize of three million euros - the most highly endowed German cultural award - it differs from the Oscar or the César. The Deutsche Filmpreis is the most important element of the German government's policy of supporting the film industry. The Federal Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs has been responsible for the administration of the prize since 1999.
The Elephant in the Living Room In a Safer Spot You’ve got to understand, you’ve got to respect what they are. —Tim Harrison The Complete Henri-Georges Clouzot - Harvard Film Archive November 26 - December 18, 2011 A pivotal and divisive figure of Forties and Fifties French cinema, Henri-Georges Clouzot (1907 - 1977) made his name as a daring iconoclast through a series of hugely influential, often controversial, films whose stylistic audacity, off-beat humor and stinging critique of bourgeois society were far ahead of their time. Clouzot’s remarkable talent with mystery and thriller narratives earned him the unfortunate yet inevitable sobriquet of the “French Hitchcock” despite the two directors' notably different approach to suspense and despite Clouzot’s profound influence upon Hitchcock, with Les Diaboliques, for example, openly acknowledged as a model for Psycho. The phenomenal and lasting success of Les Diaboliques and Clouzot's other best-known film, the gripping action epic The Wages of Fear, continue to overshadow the larger arc of his risk-embracing career and major contributions to cinema. Clouzot's film career began as a screenwriter in the early 1930s.
25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen Midnight in Paris Woody Allen’s latest places starving writer Owen Wilson in Paris with his fiancée, Rachel McAdams. Searching for inspiration for his incomplete novel, Owen begins taking strolls around the city at night where he discovers an unexpected group of people. ReInhabiting the Village: Co-Creating Our Future by Jamaica Stevens and Keyframe Media Electronic Awakening is an ethnographic documentary film by Andrew Johner that investigates the spirituality of Electronic Music dance culture and its ties to ancient shamanic rituals. The film features dozens of experts, visionaries, and published authors who explore the premise that Electronic Music is spiritual technology that allows access to higher states of consciousness. Filmed over a period of 5 years at events such as Burning Man, Earthdance, LoveFest, Moontribe, Wicked, Shambhala and the Boom Festival in Portugal.
The Ten Best Horror Movies You Haven’t Seen October means Halloween, and Halloween means horror, and horror? Well that means some damn good movies. I presume many of you are searching for a good horror flick to curl up with this month, and while I will advise you to first consult my 10 Best Horror Films of Decade list, I thought I’d compile a new one made up of films that aren’t quite as widely known. Yes, I love The Ring, The Orphanage and The Descent, but there are smaller, more niche movies that are deserving of your attention, and really, once you’ve been scared or grossed out once, it’s not quite the same if you watch the same film again. Here are some new titles that some of you may have seen, but I predict most of you will have not.
Tom et Lola Tom et Lola (English: Tom and Lola) is a French film about two ten-year-olds who have always lived isolated in sterile, hermetically sealed plastic bubbles due to an (unspecified) immune-deficiency disease. However, neither their environment or the hospital technicians can keep down the indomitable spirit of these children. Nor can anything stop their quest to one day run truly free, unbound by the medical shackles that bind them. §Plot Tom and Lola are a young boy and girl who are victims of a rare disease which means that they are prevented from any contact with the outside world. They are kept inside plastic bubbles in a Paris hospital.
S 100 YEARS...100 MOVIES - 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2007 — AFI presents another episode in its widely acclaimed series of CBS television specials — AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies, which launched AFI's on-going celebration of the cinema centennial. Each special honors a different aspect of excellence in American film. In 2006 we celebrated AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers, America's Most Inspiring Movies. Honoring the 10th anniversary of this award-winning series, a jury of 1,500 film artists, critics and historians determined that CITIZEN KANE remains the greatest movie of all time. RAGING BULL and VERTIGO cracked the top 10, while THE LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RINGS, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, THE SIXTH SENSE and TITANIC are among films to make it on the list for the first time. Congratulations to our 60th Primetime Emmy Award nominees