The 2014 Biennale di Venezia looks set to be a great festival, with new films by Iñárritu, Oppenheimer, Bogdanovich and Abel Ferrara’s recreation of Pasolini’s last days among the highlights.
Locarno International Film Festival announces its full line-up, including a 55 film retrospective on an Italian film studio and an incredible Competition slate, cementing itself as one of the most vital Film Festivals in the world.
Australia’s inaugural Scandinavian Film Festival kicks off in Sydney soon, and showcases a range of recent films from Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Denmark and Finland.
MIFF’s “First Glance” line-up sees a lot of crossover with the SFF but contains a whole heap of interesting World Premieres whilst BIFF looks like it will be shutting up shop for 2014.
With this years Cannes Festival in the books and with all the awards announced, we have some clear winners like Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep, some unexpected snubs and a whole lot in between. One big question – what chances do Australian cinephiles have of getting to see these films on the big screen?
Esteemed festivals like Cannes and Berlin are accompanied by a slew of market screenings that are somewhat lacking in the trustworthy selection process of the festival itself. This year at Cannes does not disappoint, with supernatural bad trips, gigolos and a disturbing number of dog-themed films.
It seems premature for an awards ceremony nine months away to kick into gear now but Cannes tends to do that to the Oscars – early front runners are cemented, dark horses are identified and punters start lining up the odds.
Cannes announced today that it will add six new titles to its line-up, including Andre Techine’s In The Name of My Daughter.
With the announcement this week of the jury of 2014, Cannes has finally revealed the bulk of its line-up for this year’s festival (although there will undoubtedly be a few last minute additions), including the Official Selection, Director’s Fortnight, Out of Competition, Critic’s Week, Un Certain Regard, Special Screenings and Midnight Screenings.
Nick Cave, a ceramic head, Scottish musicals and a stack of Robert Altman films? Consider us exceptionally keen for this year’s Sydney Film Festival