Kornel Mundruczo’s Cannes award-winning White God (pictured above) took home the Narrative Feature Jury prize at the 2015 Sarasota Film Festival. Walking Under Water, directed by Eliza Kubarska, was the Documentary Jury Prize winner, with Actors Blythe Danner, Jane Seymour and Rachel Weisz among this year’s festival attendees. Four special jury prizes were awarded; in the Narrative Feature Competition category, Radiator directed by Tom Browne took home two Special Jury Prizes, one for Excellence in Acting to Gemma Jones and one for Excellence in […]
NAME OF FILM: THE CONNECTION
DIRECTOR(S): Cédric Jimenez
STARRING: Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Céline Sallette, Mélanie Doutey, Benoît Magimel, Guillaume Gouix, Bruno Todeschini, Féodor Atkine, Moussa Maaskri
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: Most film buffs have seen the 1971 William Friedkin classic The French Connection, but have you ever wondered about the other side of the story? Director Cedric Jimenez gives us a peak at what was going on in France during that same time, and how those events influenced the events in Friedkin’s film. Starring Academy Award-winner Jean Dujardin gives arguably his strongest performance since his Oscar winning turn in The Artist. A French police magistrate spends years trying to take down one of the country’s most powerful drug rings.
The Sarasota Film Festival announced its full line-up, including its Narrative Feature Competition, Independent Visions Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, its Sundance/Gate Foundation Shorts, its Centerpiece and Spotlight films, and its Best of the Web Program for the 2015 Festival taking place April 10th Through April 19th, 2015. Emmy Award and two-time Golden Globe Award-Winning British-American actress Jane Seymour (LIVE AND LET DIE, “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”) will be in attendance to showcase Evangelos Giovanis and […]
The 20th Anniversary of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and UniFrance films’ annual showcase of the best in contemporary French film, will run March 6-15, 2015, in New York City.