La La Land lead nominations for the 2016 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) with 11 nods including Best Film.
NAME OF FILM: MUSTANG
DIRECTOR(S): Deniz Gamze Ergüven
STARRING: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan, Ilayda Akdogan, Ayberk Pekcan
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: Five Turkish sisters must fight back against harsh societal restrictions when a seemingly innocent act is blown out of proportion.
I, Daniel Blake topped the list of nominations for the 2016 British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) announced this morning
The 63rd Sydney Film Festival announced the Foxtel Movies Audience Awards, with winner for best narrative feature going to Mustang directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven; and winner for best documentary to Zach’s Ceremony directed by Aaron Petersen.
The 2016 Sydney Film Festival announced the first 26 films to be featured in this year’s festival, plus a Martin Scorsese retrospective curated by David Stratton.
Santa Barbara International Film Festival Lineup, Fest to Open With US Premiere of THE LITTLE PRINCE
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), which will run February 3rd to February 13th, 2016, announced the line-up for the 31st edition.
The 2016 Athena Film Festival opens on Thursday, February 18th with the New York premiere of the highly anticipated reproductive rights documentary TRAPPED, directed by Dawn Porter. The Centerpiece film will be SUFFRAGETTE, directed by Sarah Gavron and starring Carey Mulligan. The festival will close with the documentary CODEGIRL directed by Lesley Chilcott. Among the feature films included in this year’s lineup are: FREEHELD, starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page and directed by Peter Sollett, […]
Nine features will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 88th Academy Awards®. Eighty films had originally been considered in the category. The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are: Belgium, “The Brand New Testament,” (pictured above) Jaco Van Dormael, director; Colombia, “Embrace of the Serpent,” Ciro Guerra, director; Denmark, “A War,” Tobias Lindholm, director; Finland, “The Fencer,” Klaus Härö, director; France, “Mustang,” Deniz Gamze Ergüven, […]
“Mad Max: Fury Road” leads the nominations for the 21st Critics’ Choice Awards with 13 nominations including Best Picture. “Carol,” impressed with nine nominations including Best Picture, and Best Director. “Spotlight” earned eight nominations, “Brooklyn,” “The Danish Girl,” each garnered five nominations and “Room” earned four. The winners will be revealed live at the Critics’ Choice Awards gala, which will be broadcast from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on A&E, Lifetime and LMN on […]
‘Youth’ (‘La Giovinezza’) directed and written by Academy Award-winner Paul Sorrentino, and starring Michal Kane, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano and Jane Fonda, won the top award, Best European Film of 2015, at the 28th European Film Awards. ‘Youth’ also won the awards for European Director for Paolo Sorrentino; and European Actor for Michael Caine. ‘Youth’ is the story of a retired orchestra conductor, on holiday in the Alps with his daughter and film director/best friend, […]
‘Carol’ led the nominations for the 73rd Golden Globe Awards, with five nominations – best motion picture, drama; best performance by an actress, drama for both Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara; best director, Todd Haynes; and best original score, Carter Burwell. Film festival hits The Danish Girl, Room and Spotlight were right behind with 3 nominations each. In the foreign film category Europe took the lead with nominations for France (Mustang), Hungary (Son of Saul), […]
40 Submissions for Best Foreign Language Film to Compete for FIPRESCI Award at Palm Springs International Film Festival
The 27th Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF), scheduled January 1-11, 2016, announced the films selected to compete for the FIPRESCI Award in the Awards Buzz section. The Festival will screen 40 of the 80 official submissions to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Best Foreign Language Film. Additional film programs will be announced in the upcoming weeks. The Awards Buzz section is selected by Festival programmers as the strongest entries in […]
Carol directed by Todd Haynes lead nominations for the 2016 Spirit Awards with 6 nods including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Female Lead for both Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, Best Sreenplay and Best Cinematography. The other nominees for Best Feature included Anomalisa, Beasts of No Nation, Spotlight and Tangerine. Spotlight was selected to receive the Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast. The Altman Award was […]
Mustang directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven has been voted winner of the Audience Award at the 2015 Stockholm International Film Festival.
AFI FEST 2015 revealed the feature and short films receiving the Jury and Audience Awards. The New Auteurs Grand Jury Award was presented to LAND AND SHADE (pictured above), while DISORDER received a Special Jury Mention for Direction, and DESDE ALLÁ received a Special Jury Mention for Screenplay. This year’s Audience Award recipients in the New Auteurs, World Cinema and Breakthrough sections included MUSTANG, JAMES WHITE and MA. The complete list of award winners of AFI FEST […]
Youth directed by Paolo Sorrentino, lead the nominations for the 28th European Film Awards with 6 nominations, including Best European Film 2015, European Director for Paolo Sorrentino , European Actress for Rachel Weisz, European Actor for Michael Caine, European Screenwriter for Paolo Sorrentino. Starring Academy Award winner Michael Caine as Fred and Academy Award nominee Harvey Keitel as Mick, Paolo Sorrentino’s YOUTH explores the lifelong bond between two friends vacationing in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge as they ponder […]
SPOTLIGHT, MUSTANG, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT Are Winners of 2015 Chicago International Film Festival Audience Choice Awards
The 51st Chicago International Film Festival announced the winners of its Audience Choice Awards. SPOTLIGHT directed by Tom McCarthy (pictured above) won the Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative English-Language Feature, MUSTANG directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven won the award for Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Foreign-Language Feature, and WHERE TO INVADE NEXT directed by Michael Moore won the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature. Audience Choice Award Winners of 2015 Chicago International Film Festival Audience Choice Award for […]
‘Dheepan’ ‘Youth’ ‘The Assassin’ Among Films on 2015 Dubai International Film Festival Cinema of The World Program
The Cinema of The World program at the upcoming 2015 Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), scheduled to take place between the December 9th and 16th, 2015 will welcome forty five of the world’s latest films to its screens. The first in a series of announcements includes, ‘Dheepan’ (pictured above) a powerful drama by director Jacques Audiard that follows a former Tamil Tiger soldier’s struggle as he fights to begin life anew away from the hardships […]
AFI FEST 2015 Reveals Films in New Auteurs and American Independent Lineup, Include FIELD NIGGAS, JAMES WHITE, IXCANUL
The 29th AFI FEST taking place November 5 to 12, 2015 in the heart of Hollywood, revealed 20 more films on the lineup – the films that will be featured in the New Auteurs and American Independent programs during AFI FEST 2015. The American Independents section represents the best of independent filmmaking this year includes 9 films; and the New Auteurs section includes 11 first and second-time narrative feature film directors from around the world, whose films will […]
Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), celebrating its 35th anniversary, will take place from November 12 through November 22, primarily all on the island of Oahu. HIFF kicks off with South Korea’s official entry to the Oscar Foreign Language category with award winning director Lee Joo-ick’s THE THRONE. The story at the center of this lush historical drama is the struggle between the long-ruling King Yeongjo (Song Kang-ho from SNOWPIERCER) and his son, Sado (Yoo Ah-in) and […]
Complete List of Films + Trailers for 81 Countries in Competition for 2015 Foreign Language Film Oscar
Eighty-one countries have submitted films for consideration in the 2015 Foreign Language Film Oscar category for the 88th Academy Awards®. Paraguay is a first-time entrant. The 2015 submissions are: Afghanistan, “Utopia,” Hassan Nazer, director; Albania, “Bota,” Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci, directors; Algeria, “Twilight of Shadows,” Mohamed Lakhdar Hamina, director; Argentina, “The Clan,” Pablo Trapero, director; Australia, “Arrows of the Thunder Dragon,” Greg Sneddon, director; Austria, “Goodnight Mommy,” Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala, directors; Bangladesh, “Jalal’s Story,” […]
MUSTANG directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven is the winner of the Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Feature Film at the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival. Mustang stars Güneş Sensoy, Doğba Doğuslu, Tuğba Sunguroğlu, Elit Işcan, Ilayda Akdoğan, Nihal Koldaş, and Ayberk Pekcan. It’s the beginning of the summer. In a village in the north of Turkey, Lale and her four sisters come home from school, innocently playing with boys. The supposed debauchery of their games causes a […]
New Films Featuring Susan Sarandon, Drew Barrymore, Robert Redford + Closing Night FIlm MR. RIGHT Added to 40th Toronto International Film Festival
The Toronto International Film Festival has added 5 Galas and 19 Special Presentations to its highly anticipated international lineup including the Closing Night Film, Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right. Toronto audiences will be among the first to screen films by directors Rob Reiner, Catherine Hardwicke, Pan Nalin, Lorene Scafaria, David Gordon Green, Matthew Cullen, Gaby Dellal, James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham, and the latest onscreen appearances from Susan Sarandon, Gary Oldman, Drew Barrymore, Tom Hiddleston, Naomi […]