Margherita is an Italian filmmaker whose high-flying career doesn't compensate for the turmoil she's struggling with in her everyday life. Her mother is in hospital terminally ill, and it isn't something she can readily accept. Meanwhile, her teenage daughter is more than a handful and their relationship is somewhat on the rocks. Directing her latest film isn't even a good enough distraction from her personal problems, because now she's got to work alongside a famous American actor named Barry Huggins who has no memory for lines and is virtually impossible to work with. Her brother Giovanni is there to support her, but even he knows she's got to change if she wants to see a positive outcome from all this.
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'Life Of Pi' filmmaker Ang Lee will sit alongside Steven Spielberg on the Cannes Film Festival panel this May.
The 'Life of Pi' director - who has picked up the Best Director Oscar award on two occasions - has joined the nine-person jury, which will award the top Palme d'Or prize to one of the 19 films in the running during the competition next month.
Spielberg - who has made 27 films during his 40-year career - is taking over from Nanni Moretti as the president of the jury this year.
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Nanni Moretti, Alexander Payne, Diane Kruger, Emmanuelle Devos, Ewan McGregor, Jean Paul Gaultier, Raoul Peck and Cannes Film Festival - Nanni Nanni Moretti, jury members Hiam Abbass, Diane Kruger, Raoul Peck, Alexander Payne, Ewan McGregor, Andrea Arnold, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Emmanuelle Devos Sunday 20th May 2012 'Amour' premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival
Thierry Frémaux, the artistic director of the Cannes Film Festival, announced the selection of the jurors in the main competition today (Wednesday), surprising some observers by including a non-filmmaker in the list, French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier. "We have a tradition of inviting people who we know are cinephiles but who are not necessarily in cinema," Frémaux explained. Others who will be participating in judging the films for the festival's Palme d'Or award include British actor Ewan McGregor, German actress Diane Kruger, French actress Emmanuelle Devos, U.S. director Alexander Payne, and Haitian director Raoul Peck. It had previously been announced that the jury will be head by Italian director Nanni Moretti. Ordinarily eight or nine members constitute the jury, but Frémaux did not indicate when the additional members will be disclosed.
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Lauding his "corrosive wit," the Cannes Film Festival announced late Thursday that Italian director Nanni Moretti had been selected to head the jury at this year's festival. In a statement, festival chief Thierry Frémaux, who holds the title "general delegate," said, "The Festival wanted to celebrate its 65th season with a European jury President. High-spirited and marked by his modernity and intelligence, Nanni Moretti's films are the incarnation of all the best in cinema over the past thirty years."
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Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti has quit as artistic director of the Turin Film Festival after occupying the position for just two days.
Moretti resigned after discovering some festival organisers were opposed to his appointment.
The director - whose credits include the 2001 Cannes Palme d'Or winner The Son'S ROOM - has released a statement that reads, "With great pain I give up the job and leave you to your... personal grudges.
"There has been talk of organising two competing festivals in the same city, someone suggested a lack of ethics and some have even said that I would be an instrument for politicians to strangle the festival's independence."
Directors Ken Loach and Richard Linklater are preparing to battle it out for the Palme d'Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival next month (MAY06). Loach's new movie THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY will compete with Linklater's screen adaptation of best-selling book Fast Food Nation for the coveted prize. Spanish film-maker Pedro Almodovar's VOLVER and Sofia Coppola's MARIE-ANTOINETTE are also in the running to bag the festival's biggest accolade. Meanwhile, Nanni Moretti's satire of Italian leader SILVIO BERLUSCONI - IL CAIMANO (THE CAIMAN) - is also a contender, while France has four movies up for the gong, including new work from Nicole Garcia and Bruno Dumont.
Slow is the best description for the film at first. It takes its time in establishing the habits of what appears to be a normal, happy family. Father and mother both work but still find the time to support their son and daughter through homework and after school activities. They laugh, spend free time together, and reprimand the kids for innocent wrongs with a sigh and soft pat on the shoulder. You get the feeling there is open communication and unconditional love amongst the foursome.
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