Marco Ferreri was an Italian film director and actor, who began his career in the 1950s directing three films in Spain, followed by 24 Italian films until his death in 1997. His best known film is La Grande Bouffe from 1973, starring Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret and he died in Paris of a heart attack. His 1979 film Chiedo asilo won him the Silver Bear - Special Jury Prize at the 30th Berlin International Film Festival, in 1991, his film La casa del sorriso won the Golden Bear at the 41st Berlin International Film Festival. Two years later, his film Diario di un vizio was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival
Richard Li Han Hsiang was a Chinese film director. Li directed more than 70 films in his beginning in the 1950s. His The Enchanting Shadow, The Magnificent Concubine, and Empress Wu Tse-Tien were entered into the Cannes Film Festival in 1960,1962, Li won the Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards for his work on the movie Xi Shi in 1965. Most of his movies in the 1970s and 1980s were Chinese historical dramas and he died in Beijing due to a heart attack. Stone House Li Han Hsiang at the Internet Movie Database HK cinemagic entry
Short Film Palme d'Or
The Short Film Palme dOr is the highest prize given to a short film at the Cannes Film Festival. It is chosen by the jury of the Cinéfondation. Sometimes a Special Mention or a Jury Prize is awarded to other short films of that certain year. The following list shows all the short films in Cannes through the years. The Palme dOr equivalent or most important prize of that appears in bold. Cannes Film Festival official website Cannes Film Festival at IMDb
The Fiances is a 1963 Italian film directed by Ermanno Olmi. It tells the story of a man who moves to Sicily for a job. It was entered into the 1963 Cannes Film Festival, Giovanni quits his job as a worker in Milan and leaves his fiancée Liliana in order to earn more money as a welder in Sicily. Carlo Cabrini - Giovanni Anna Canzi - Liliana I Fidanzati at the Internet Movie Database I fidanzati at AllMovie Criterion Collection essay by Kent Jones
Nikos Papatakis was a Greek- Ethiopian-born naturalised French filmmaker, who lived in France. He was born in Addis Ababa and spent his years between Ethiopia and Greece. In 1939 he established himself in Paris and worked as an extra in films, eventually, he owned the famous Parisian club La Rose Rouge where performers included singer Juliette Greco. He was married to actress Anouk Aimée from 1951 to 1954 and from whom he had a daughter, Manuela Papatakis and he was married to actress Olga Karlatos from 1967 to 1982, from whom he had a son, Serge Papatakis, born in 1967. In 1957, Papatakis moved to New York City, met John Cassavetes, in 1963, his first film, Les Abysses, enjoyed a Succès de scandale and was entered into the 1963 Cannes Film Festival which refused to show it. It was based on Jean Genets The Slaves, in 1967, he directed another daring film, Oi Voskoi. During the Algerian War he was active in the Front de Liberation National and he returned to filmmaking in 1987 with a film in Greek, I Photografia.
His last movie was Walking a Tightrope and he died in Paris on 17 December 2010. Legend has it that the photographer Herbert Tobias nicknamed the model, Nico, after Nico Papatakis. Gloria mundi Les Équilibristes, Walking a Tightrope I Photographia, La Photo, The Photograph Gloria mundi Oi Voskoi, Les Pâtres du désordre and Despina, The Shepherds of Calamity. Les Abysses As actor, only The Red Rose Nikos Papatakis at the Internet Movie Database Nikos Papatakis obituary, Nicos Bio résumé
An Optimistic Tragedy (film)
Optimistic Tragedy is a 1963 Soviet film directed by Samson Samsonov. It is based on the play by Vsevolod Vishnevsky and was entered into the 1963 Cannes Film Festival. Optimistic Tragedy was a Soviet blockbuster of 1963 with 46 millions tickets sold, the film was named Best Film of the Year and Margarita Volodina was named Best Actress of the Year by readers of the Soviet film magazine Sovetsky Ekran. The film was shot in Sovscope 70 on black and white film stock, the prints were split into three films for exhibition in Kinopanorama 70 in some theatres. During Russian Revolution of 1917, the Marine squad, led by anarchist leader Vozhak starts the revolt, the Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party sends a woman Commissar to form Red Army battalion from the marines to take part in the Russian Civil War
Kashiko Kawakita was a Japanese film producer and film curator, and the wife of Nagamasa Kawakita. Kawakita was born in Osaka, and travelled widely as a due to her fathers business affairs. The family settled in Yokohama when she was 12 and she entered the Ferris Girls School and she joined the Towa Trading Company in 1929 as a secretary to the president, her future husband, Nagamasa Kawakita. Her first work at Towa was to translate the script of Kenji Mizoguchi’s The Passion of a Woman Teacher from Japanese to English, after their marriage in 1932, the Kawakitas used their honeymoon to make the first of many trips to Europe to acquire movies for the Japanese market. The 1931 film Mädchen in Uniform by Leontine Sagan caught her attention and it became an enormous hit, after its success at the box office, the Kawakitas always travelled to Europe together to select films. They selected the works of numerous European filmmakers, including Jean Renoir, René Clair, Jacques Feyder and they brought Japanese films to European venues, including Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa, which they took to the Venice Film Festival in 1951.
In 1948 the Kawakitas met Donald Richie and they formed a lifelong friendship, kashiko Kawakita introduced him to Yasujirō Ozu and was his sponsor when he applied for permanent residency in Japan. In 1955, she moved to London for two years while her daughter, Kazuko Kawakita, studied there, and was known as “Madame Kawakita”. Determined to establish a film library in Japan, she helped establish the Japan Film Library Council to preserve films as cultural properties. This enabled the screening of 131 Japanese classical films at the Cinémathèque Française in 1963, from Berlin in 1956, Kawakita served as a juror at various international film festivals. She served as a juror 26 times, including the Cannes, Chicago, in 1960, Kawakita was a leading figure in forming the Japan Art Theatre Guild, to promote international art film to Japan that otherwise would otherwise never be commercially released in Japan. The Guild began to produce Japanese artistie/experimental films, sponsoring directors, such as Nagisa Oshima, Masahiro Shinoda, Yoshishige Yoshida, Susumu Hani and Shuji Terayama.
In the 1970s, she was active in organizing overseas retrospectives of great Japanese film makers, including works of Kenji Mizoguchi, Akira Kurosawa. After her husband’s death in 1982, the Japan Film Library Council was transformed into the Kawakita Memorial Film Institute, kashiko Kawakita at the Internet Movie Database Kawakita Memorial Film Institute
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life is a 1963 British feature film based on the 1960 novel of the same name by David Storey, which won the 1960 Macmillan Fiction Award. It recounts the story of a league footballer, Frank Machin, in Wakefield. Storey, a professional rugby league footballer, wrote the screenplay. The film stars Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, William Hartnell and it was directed by Lindsay Anderson. The film was Richard Harriss first starring role, and won him a Best Actor Award at the 1963 Cannes Film Festival and he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Rachel Roberts won her second BAFTA award for This Sporting Life, Harris was nominated for the BAFTA that year as well. The film opened at the Odeon Leicester Square in Londons West End on 7 February 1963, set in Wakefield, the film concerns a bitter young Yorkshire coal miner, Frank Machin. Although at first somewhat uncoordinated at league, he impresses the teams owner, Gerald Weaver, with the spirit and he is signed up to the top team as a loose forward and impresses all with his aggressive forward play.
He often punches or elbows the opposition players throughout the game, off the field, Frank is much less successful. Frank eventually has sexual relations with Margaret, but in her grief she cannot return any affection and she sometimes insults him, referring to him as just a great ape, and finds his boorish behaviour at a smart restaurant off-putting. He is occasionally violent towards her and he leaves and stays at a homeless mens shelter after a row over her late husband. He has another quarrel with Weaver and his wife, whose advances he rejects. Intending a reconciliation with Margaret, he finds that she is in a hospital and she is unconscious, having suffered a brain haemorrhage shortly after their split, and she dies without regaining consciousness. In the end he is seen as just a great ape on a field, vulnerable to the ravages of time. Richard Harris as Frank Machin Rachel Roberts as Margaret Hammond Alan Badel as Gerald Weaver William Hartnell as Dad Johnson Colin Blakely as Maurice Braithwaite Vanda Godsell as Mrs, among the supporting cast is William Hartnell, who shortly afterwards began playing the Doctor in Doctor Who.
It was his role in This Sporting Life that brought Hartnell to the attention of Doctor Who producer Verity Lambert, the film features the future Dads Army star, Arthur Lowe, who appeared in four more films directed by Anderson. Many of the scenes in This Sporting Life were filmed at Wakefield Trinitys stadium, Belle Vue, the scene where Frank leaps from a bus to buy a newspaper, leaps back onto the bus was filmed at the top of Westgate, Wakefield. The location is instantly recognisable today and has changed very little, apart from the addition of small bars
Pour la suite du monde
Pour la suite du monde is a 1963 Canadian documentary film directed by Michel Brault, Marcel Carrière and Pierre Perrault. It was entered into the 1963 Cannes Film Festival, after 1920, the practice was abandoned. They encouraged the islanders to revive the practice of beluga fishing, the resulting film was hugely popular in Quebec, and today is recognized as a classic of Canadian cinema. It received a Special Award and was named Film of the Year at the 1964 Canadian Film Awards, in 1984 the Toronto International Film Festival ranked the film eighth in the Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time. The film features local residents Léopold Tremblay, Alexis Tremblay, Abel Harvey, Louis Harvey, the film has been screened in various versions and with no less than four English-language titles. At its 1963 Cannes premiere, it was billed as For Those Who Will Follow, the NFB has promoted the film in English as Of Whales, the Moon and Men or The Moontrap, depending upon whether it was the 105 minute or 84 minute version, respectively.
The release of a 2007 Île-aux-Coudres Trilogy DVD trilogy translates the title as For the Ones to Come. The film is referred to as simply Pour la suite du monde in both French and English. Docufiction List of docufiction films Pour la suite du monde at the Internet Movie Database Watch Pour la suite du monde at NFB. ca