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April 28, 2009

Lars Von Trier’s 'Antichrist' Trailer



“A glimpse into the dark world of my imagination, into the nature of my fears, into the nature of Antichrist.” Lars Von Trier. Yes, just click on the play button for the trailer, and it's creepy...... 'Antichrist' premieres in Cannes this year.

Source from Twitch.

April 23, 2009

62nd Festival de Cannes Lineup


Opening film
'Up'
Director: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, U.S.

Closing film
'Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky'
Director: Jan Kounen, France

In Competition
'Bright Star'
Director: Jane Campion, Australia-U.K.-France

'Spring Fever'
Director: Lou Ye, China-France

'Antichrist'
Director: Lars Von Trier, Denmark-Sweden-France-Italy

'Enter the Void'
Director: Gaspar Noe, France

'Face'
Director: Tsai Ming-liang, France-Taiwan-Netherlands-Belgium

'Les herbes folles'
Director: Alain Resnais, France-Italy

'In the Beginning'
Director: Xavier Giannoli, France

'A Prophet'
Director: Jacques Audiard, France

'The White Ribbon'
Director: Michael Haneke, Germany-Austria-France

'Vengeance'
Director: Johnnie To, Hong Kong-France-U.S.

'The Time That Remains'
Director: Elia Suleiman, Israel-France-Belgium-Italy

'Vincere'
Director: Marco Bellocchio, Italy-France

'Kinatay'
Director: Brillante Mendoza, Philippines

'Thirst'
Director: Park Chan-wook, South Korea-U.S.

'Broken Embraces'
Director: Pedro Almodovar, Spain

'Map of the Sounds of Tokyo'
Director: Isabel Coixet, Spain

'Fish Tank'
Director: Andrea Arnold, U.K.-Netherlands

'Looking for Eric'
Director: Ken Loach, U.K.-France-Belgium-Italy

'Inglourious Basterds'
Director: Quentin Tarantino, U.S.

'Taking Woodstock'
Director: Ang Lee, U.S.

Out of Competition
'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus'
Director: Terry Gilliam, Canada-France

'The Army of Crime'
Director: Robert Guediguian, France

'Agora'
Director: Alejandro Amenabar, Spain

Midnight screenings
'A Town Called Panic'
Director: Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Belgium

'Ne te retourne pas'
Director: Marina de Van, France-Belgium-Luxembourg-Italy

'Drag Me to Hell'
Director: Sam Raimi, U.S.

Special screenings
'Petition'
Director: Zhao Liang, China

'L'epine dans le coeur'
Director: Michel Gondry, France

'Min ye'
Director: Souleyumane Cisse, France-Mali

'Jaffa'
Director: Keren Yedaya, Israel-France-Germany

'Manila'
Director: Adolfo Alix Jr., Raya Martin, Philippines

'My Neighbor, My Killer'
Director: Anne Aghion, U.S

Un certain regard
'Samson & Delilah'
Director: Warwick Thornton Australia

'Adrift'
Director: Heitor Dhalia Brazil

'The Wind Journeys'
Director: Ciro Guerra, Colombia

'Demain des l'aube'
Director: Denis Dercourt, France

'Irene'
Director: Alain Cavalier, France

'Independance'
Director: Raya Martin, Philippines-France-Germany

'Le Pere de mes enfants'
Director: Mia Hansen-Love, France-Germany

'Dogtooth'
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece

'Nobody Knows About the Persian Cats'
Director: Bahman Ghobadi Iran

'Eyes Wide Open'
Director: Haim Tabakman, Israel

'Mother'
Director: Bong Joon-ho, South Korea

'The Silent Army'
Director: Jean van de Velde, Netherlands

'To Die Like a Man'
Director: Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Portugal

'Police, Adjective'
Director: Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania

'Tales from the Golden Age'
Directors: Hanno Hofer, Razvan Marculescu, Cristian Mungiu, Constantin Popescu, Ioana Uricaru, Romania

'Tale in the Darkness'
Director: Nikolay Khomeriki, Russia

'Tzar'
Director: Pavel Lounguine, Russia-France

'Nymph'
Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Thailand

'Precious'
Lee Daniels, U.S.

Feature film jury
Isabelle Huppert (president), actress, France
Asia Argento, actress, director, screenwriter, Italy
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, director, screenwriter, actor, Turkey
Lee Chang-dong, director, author, screenwriter, South Korea
James Gray, director, screenwriter, U.S.
Hanif Kureishi, author, screenwriter, U.K.
Shu Qi, actress, Taiwan
Robin Wright Penn, actress, U.S.

Cinefondation and short-film jury
John Boorman (president), director, author, producer, U.K.
Bertrand Bonello, director, France
Ferid Boughedir, director, Tunisia
Leonor Silveira, actress, Portugal
Zhang Ziyi, actress, China

Visit Festival de Cannes
Source from Hollywood Reporter

April 20, 2009

Irréversible








Director - Gaspar Noé

Genre - Crime/Drama/Mystery/Thriller


Gaspar Noé's twisted movie is both innovative in structure and genre. Watching this, you'll feel that you've turned a wrong corner in a wrong side of town. It's unflinching in its depiction of the evil that humans do and our minds are forever fu*ked from the experience. Monica Bellucci shines in a daring and very difficult role. It is hard to imagine any Hollywood actress fearless enough to take on something like this.

5 STARS!

All about Irréversible

April 11, 2009

YAM Issue 003

Here it is, 'YAM' (yetanothermagazine) Issue 003 from Amy Wong! Enjoy, and check out its review of Peruvian film 'The Milk of Sorrow'. Here's the PDF link.

April 2, 2009

12 Angry Men








Director - Sidney Lumet

Genre - Drama


A murder had occurred and a jury of twelve men (why weren't there at least one woman? Maybe '12 Angry Citizens' didn't have as nice a ring to it) are called upon to pass judgment. As the day winds down to its last hours, no agreement is in sight and tempers are flared. Trapped in that little space together, all their ugly traits begin to surface. Kinda like a reality show, no? But unlike 'America's Next Top Bitch', this film although fictitious is starkly more real than Tyra Banks's tears.

4 STARS!

All about 12 Angry Men