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Alice Kanterian


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The Cannes Queer Palm celebrating diversity goes to the Romanian drama Three kilometers to the end of the world by Emanuel Pârvu

  What is parental love capable of, how far would parents go in order to protect their children, deciding what is the best for them. This is one of the topics explored by the Romanian director Emanuel Parvu and his co-script writer and producer Miruna Berescu explore in their new film presented in the official competicion of the Festival de Cannes.    The other one is the pressure of the society on parents and the pressure they experince within a more restricted community on ...

Three kilometers to the end of the world by director Emanuel Pârvu in the main selection at the Festival de Cannes

  Standing ovations at the premiere in Cannes of Three kilometers to the end of the world presented in the main competicion by the Romanian director Emanuel Parvu.   Three kilometers to the end of the world is the first participation in Cannes as a director for Emanuel Parvu, who has been here befowith with Miracle but as an actor. The world premiere took place on May 17, in the already iconic Grand Theatre Lumiere, in the presence of the team.   Three kilometers to the en...

Set and match for legendary tennis player Ilie Nastase in a Special Screening in Cannes-NASTY by Tudor Giurgiu

With over 100 ATP titles on record and his rank as world number 1 in 1973, Ilie Năstase is a legend in his own right. Nasty, by Romanian directors Tudor Giurgiu (Love Sick, 2006), Cristian Pascariu and Tudor D. Popescu, paints a complex portrait of a colourful tennis player with a pronounced sense of showmanship. A documentary presented as a Special Screening. Alternately portrayed in the press as a magnificent, capricious or arrogan...

Interview with Tudor Giurgiu, his documentary NASTY premiered at the Festival de Cannes

    With Ion Tiriac and Ilie Nastase at the Majestic Hotel for the interviews         ...

Interview with American director Blake Rice at the American Pavilion during Cannes International Film Festival

Angelique Jackson from Variety in  conversation with Sydney Netter, Niki Nikitin, THeo Dumont, Sydney Netter, and Blake Rice at the American Pavilion Blake Rice is an award-winning director, screenwriter and producer. Graduating from Rowan University with a degree in Film & TV,  Blake began his professional directing career in 2018 with the film "To Whom It May Concern", acquired by DirectTV, starring Gabriella Piazza.  Follow up projects included &...

Cannes Lions honours Maria Ressa as its 2024 Cannes LionHeart

  Cannes Lions honours Maria Ressa as its 2024 Cannes LionHeart Ressa will deliver a keynote speech at the Festival The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Co-Founder and CEO of Rappler is awarded in recognition of her efforts to safeguard freedom of expression   9 May 2024 - Cannes Lions taking place in Cannes 17-21.06 has today announced Ma...

THE AMERICAN PAVILION AT CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

THE AMERICAN PAVILION AT CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL   The American Pavilion is the epicenter of American hospitality and communication at the Cannes International Film Festival, This is where I interviewed last year French actress Marion Cotillard and the multitalented American actress/producer/director Eva Longoria.   The American Pavilion www.ampav.com, announced this year’s Emerging Filmmaker Showcase sponsored by Gold House.   The 2024 showcase features...

CANNESERIES season 7 - great actors, international series, worldwide premieres, pink carpet - all in Cannes and still with MipTV

  Canneseries season 7 - great actors, series and a pink carpet - all in Cannes and still with MipTV!   Indeed this series festival takes place in Cannes, where else, nomen est omen. And it gets into competition with an the other majour festival dedicated to series. I'm talking about Series Mania from Lille. Both festivals are taking place in spring, one just finished and the other one, Canneseries to take place 05-10.04. But while Series Mania is dedicated uniquely to televi...

Countdown to Lovers Film Festival in Turin-Europe's oldest and 3rd oldest film festival on LGBTQI+ in the world

Countdown to Lovers Film Festival in Turin-Europe's oldest and 3rd oldest film festival on LGBTQI+ in the world (Turin, Cinema Massimo – 16-21 April 2024) The first previews with guests Paolo Camilli, Annagaia Marchioro and Guglielmo Scilla National premiere at the festival "LIL NAS X: LONG LIVE MONTERO" by Carlos López Estrada and Zac Manuel. The countdown to the Lovers Film Festival begins on Tuesday 16 April (press conference 10 April, at 12 at the Cinema Massim...

Women in motion-Tsitsi Dangarembga and Gabriele Sindler present their African-European collaboration in Hamburg on 21.03.2024

Beim Schlump 84a 20144 Hamburg *Tsitsi Dangarembga, Author, Director, and Cultural Activist, Institute for Creative Arts for Progress in Africa (ICAPA), Harare The author, director an activist Tsitsi Dangarembga lives and works in Zimbabwe, USA, and Germany. She attended Cambridge University and Sidney Sussex College before studying psychology at the University of Zimbabwe and screenwriting and directing at the German Television Academy Berlin. She held several university chairs and res...

Africa Rally-the ultimate adventure of a lifetime-interview with the co-founder Paul Clayton at ITB Berlin

You can watch my interview with Paul Clayton, the co-founder of the Africa Rally here! We are both wearing the official Africa Rally glasses! And I kept mine! www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFB7yVP-BdU And you can watch one of his African adventure on several streeming platforms, just google it, furthermore Paul has signed a contract for a series, but this is still undisclosed! The Africa Rally brings together people of all backgrounds, nationalities, and levels of overlanding experience, in the m...

ITB Berlin-it's all about diversity in tourism and film-Visit Brussels attending the Diversity Gala at the Ritz Carlon

from the left: Diversity Gala organizer Thomas Bömkes together with Norbert Fiebig, the President of the German Travel Association and Diversity Gala organizer Tom Dedek The most anticipated party at the ITB is traditionally taking place on the last evening of the ITB, this year on the 07.03. The Diversity Gala, organised by Tom Dedek and Thomas Bömkes attracted an international public, among them I spotted several German actors and celebrities. But the real VIP in sense of the mo...

ITB Berlin-location scouting in the Kyrgyz Republic, Egypt, Nicaragua, Mexico, Uzbekistan, Croatia, Ladakh/India and Leipzig

  with Henning Hellmann from the German publication "Zauberhaft Reisen" www.zauberhaft-reisen.com, Saltanat Midin Kyzy, president of KATO, Suran Rabaev, Specialist at the Tourism Development Fund in the Kyrgyz Republic and Mrs. Zumurat Malikovna, the owner of the hotel Sunrise Osh www.sunrise-osh.kg, in the city of Osh, the second biggest city after the capital Bishkek   Kyrgyz Republic   The Kyrgyz Republic is represented at the exhibitio...

Location scouting at the ITB- The Danube Salon

State Secretary Rudi Hoogvliet, the host of the Danube Salon The Danube Salon was part of the ITB Berlin Congress 2024, which explored the future of travel and tourism under the theme “Pioneer the Transition in Travel & Tourism Together”. The right timing for location scouting along the Danube river! The Danube Salon takes traditionally place in the Baden-Württemberg State Representation, and this was the case also at the current ITB. 400 participants attended ...

Location scouting at the ITB-World Leading Travel Market in Berlin-Oman as the Host Country offers fabulous scenery

The ITB-World Leading Travel Market returns to Berlin with the Oman as Host Country. Oman is one of the most beatiful destinations, a diverse landscape ideal for shooting was presented at the Opening Ceremony and the previous press conference on 04.03 in Berlin.    The country in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula boasts an impressive history spanning 5,000 years and is known for its many different attractions. Filmmakers can look forward to a welcoming shooting destination an...

Torino Film Festival director Giulio Base dedicates the next festival edition to Marlon Brando

    The photo of Marlon Brando was taken in 1972 in Paris during the filming of "Last Tango in Paris"     Ph. Eva Sereny / Iconic Images   The Turin International Film Festival-TFF which will take place 22-30 November 2024 in the beautiful city of Turin unveils it's poster and the new festival director. Giulio Base, originally from Turin, will be the new festival director following Steve della Casa.    ...

Johnny Depp is entering the World of Tim Burton at the National Museum of Cinema in Turin

  While shooting on his new film "Modi" about the life of Italian artist Modligliani, Johnny Depp visited the National Museum of Cinema in Turin on the 21 of February, and was, no wonder, very much impressed by the museum itself and the current exhibition "The World of Tim Burton". Depp and Burton have been collaborating on most of the films, and so many posters and paintings exhibited in the fascinating museum are from these films. Films like "Edward Scissorgan...

The red carpet is rolled out in Bremen for jazzahead! the must-go event for the international jazz industry 11-13.04.2024

  Götz Bühler, the new artistic director and Sybille Kornitschky the festival's director (photo Kerstin Rolfes) Götz Bühler, the new jazzahead! artistic advisor, has already left his mark on jazzahead! 2024, working alongside Sybille Kornitschky, the festival’s director.   The Netherlands as central focus at jazzahead! …and a message: „Jazz needs diversity“ jazzahead! is the must-go event for the international ja...

El Gouna Film Festival-GFF and Iran International Documentaries Film Festival CINEMA VÉRITÉ- Spotlight on Palestine and Gaza

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    While the El Gouna Film Festival-GFF unveils its program "Window on Palestine" showcasing a powerful collection of films that delve into the heart of Palestinian narratives, the Iran International Documenaries Film Festival CINEMA VÉRITÉ takes it a step further and puts Gaza in the Spotlight of it's 17th edition.   While GFF 14-21.12 will be finishing in 3 days, CINEMA VÉRITÉ just started.    Wh...

International Luxury Travel Market in Cannes-Interview with Vincenzo Falcone, the new General Manager of Bulgari Hotel Roma

  Rome was in the focus these days at the ILTM 04-07.12 in Cannes.I spoke about the rinascimiento of the eternal city which will be offering in the future the highest concentration of luxory hotels in Europe with somebody who must know it better than everybody else. I met Vincenzo Falcone, the GM of the new Bulgari Hotel Roma on the Bulgari yacht in Cannes. We spoke about the concept of his hotel, and how it celebrates the extraordinary magnificence of its hometown. This u...

VIDEO: ILTM in Cannes the place to be for the Luxury Travel Industry: this is where the icons are made and I was part of it

Best view on the ILTM at the Palais in Cannes from the lounge of Italian hotelier Giulia Pazienza Gelmetti, owner of luxury retreat Sikelia on the island of Panteleria. Madonna came, Cate Blanchett too and Armani who has his villa on the island sends his guests over to Sikelia. Whoever arrives on the island, they leave the stress behind and settle into a new rhythm, the African one. The island of Panteleria is a hidden gem, closer to Africa than to Palermo. It is this African silence pair...

Festival of future storytellers - I met them in Munich at FilmschoolFest

Celebrating with Fatima Kaci winner for "The Voice of Others" at the closing party on 18.11.2023, her friend German actor Richard Manualpillai took our picture   Of course Munich as a city is always worth visiting, and in case you are into films you should not miss the international film festivals taking place in the Bavarian capital, bringing glamour into the city, transforming several spots into red carpet venues. This transformation occures not only once but twice a ye...

Tokyo International Film Festival: "Snow Leopard" wins the Grand Prix-best actor awards go to Iran-Japan wins the Audience Award

The 36th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) ended today November 1 after 10 days of international film screenings and many diversed and fabulous events, „There was even more going on than I expected“, I was told by my colleague Jaewon Sheon from the South Korean culture magazine „Cultura=. While I was not able to attend this year I trust to be able to cover the TIFF next year.TIFF and the Busan International Film Festival (which has recently reported management problems...

Tokyo International Film Festival 2023 Oct. 23 to Nov.1

©2023 TIFF Kurosawa Award Recipients Envision Brighter Futures The Tokyo International Film Festival revived the Kurosawa Akira Award in 2022 for the first time in 14 years to mark the renowned auteur’s legacy and ongoing influence. At the current 2023 edition, at the strong urging of veteran director Yamada Yoji, who served as the chairman of the selection committee, young film directors who are expected to shape the future of the world’s film industry are being honored ...

STARS OVER VENICE WITH VARIETY AT DANIELI, THE GOLDEN GLOBES IN VENICE AND THE NEOM FUTURE FOR CHANGE CITY

  from the left: Claudio Staderini,Cynthia Littleton, Ramin Setoodeh, Damien Chazelle, Roberto Barbera and Eric Legendre The magazine Variety (www.variety,com) was omnipresent at the 80th Venice Film Festival edition 29.08-09.10 hosting or co-hosting four events. I attended three of them, invited by Eric Legendre, Managing Director, International, Variety and his wife, the sophisticated fashion designer Muzy Burton (www.muzyB.com). The most anticipated event is always the pre-opening p...

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