Misunderstood (1966 film)
Misunderstood is a 1966 Italian drama film directed by Luigi Comencini. It was entered into the 1967 Cannes Film Festival, Duncombe is the UK Consul General in Florence, Italy. He becomes a widower when his two sons and Miles, are young kids. Andrew, the eldest, apparently reacts with adult maturity to the loss of his mother, looking after little Miles, an attempt to find a way out of such premature heart-crushing loss. Miles constantly blames Andrew for his mischievous behavior but his brother valiantly takes said blame as his personality is that of a grown up, the father, given his mandate, is often absent, both physically and emotionally, especially toward Andrew. It will be at the end that Duncombe will acknowledge his mistakes when finding himself at a point of no return
Uri Zohar is a former Israeli film director and comedian who left the entertainment world to become a rabbi. Uri Zohar was born in Tel Aviv in November 41935, in 1952, he graduated high school and did his military service in an army entertainment troupe. His first marriage ended in divorce, by 1956, he was a popular stand-up comedian. In 1960, he studied philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and he was sentenced to three months of community service on charges of marijuana possession. In the 1960s, he directed and starred in Israeli films, among them Hole in the Moon, Three Days, in 1976 he was awarded the Israel Prize for cinema, which he declined. In the late 1970s, Zohar turned to religion, becoming a Haredi Orthodox Jew, in 1977, he began wearing a kippa on the television game show he was hosting. He is active in the movement to attract secular Jews to religious orthodoxy, in the 1992 Israeli elections, Zohar directed the television broadcasts for Shas. In 2012, Cinematheque Francaise in Paris held a retrospective of Zohars work, the event included lectures and screenings of all his major films.
Zohar was described as one of Israels most interesting film directors due to his exploration of manhood and machismo, male-female relationships and the impact of the military
Jean-Louis Bory was a French writer and film critic. Jean-Louis Bory was born on 25 June 1919 in Méréville, the son of a pharmacist and a teacher, he came from a family of teachers. With an atheist father and a mother, religion played a minor role in his development. It was rather the Popular Front that formed his character, a brilliant student at Étampes, he entered the Lycée Henri-IV. Just when he was ready to enter the École Normale Supérieure in 1939, returning to the Latin Quarter in October 1942, he passed his agrégation des lettres examinations in July 1945. Two months later, Flammarion published his first novel, My Village in German Time and its sales of 500,000 copies represented an exceptional success, even as he was assigned a position in Haguenau in the province of Bas-Rhin. The money enabled him to buy from the Countess Cally, his aunt and it was known as Villa des Iris, and he renamed it La Calife or The Caliph. His second book proved less successful, in 1948 he was assigned to the Paris region and was able to collaborate at the La Gazette des Lettres with Robert Kanters, Paul Guth and François Mauriac.
Politically, he was of that generation disappointed that there was no development from resistance movement to revolution and he was even solicited by Aragon to join the CPF. But he preferred to limit his membership to quasi-communist groups like the pacifist Mouvement de la Paix, the National Writers Association, appointed to the Lycée Voltaire in 1950, he made his debut as a journalism in 1952 in Samedi Soir. But in 1955, he chose to follow his friend Francis Erval to LExpress, moreover, in 1956, he broke with the Communists on Soviet intervention in Hungary against which he signed a petition with Edgar Morin, Gilles Martinet, Jean-Marie Domenach, and Georges Suffert. He resigned from the Honorary Committee of the Association France-USSR and this did not prevent him from promoting its third-world anti-colonialist positions. He was reinstated after a few months, but this event marked a rupture in his relationship with the profession for which he had always had the utmost respect. In 1957, he joined the board of the Cahiers des saisons.
In 1961, he replaced François Truffaut as a critic for the weekly Arts. The following year, he gave up teaching and his work at La Gazette des Lettres to devote himself to journalism and his attempt to relaunch his literary career with L’Odeur de lherbe was not a success. But joining the broadcasts of the program Le Masque et la Plume in 1964 provided him with an audience that contributed to his success as a citic, at the end 1964, out of loyalty to François Erval, he ceased his collaboration with LExpress. In January 1965, Guy Dumur offered him the opportunity to continue his literary criticism in Nouvel Observateur, there he rehabilitated Louis-Ferdinand Céline before making friends with Paul Morand and Jacques Chardonne
A Degree of Murder
A Degree of Murder is a 1967 West German film, starring Anita Pallenberg and directed by Volker Schlöndorff. The film is known because of the soundtrack composed by Brian Jones. The film won three German Film Awards and it was entered into the 1967 Cannes Film Festival. It was filmed in colour in West Germany in 1967, marie shoots her ex-boyfriend with his own gun, after he attempts to beat her. Instead of reporting this to the police she hires two men to help her dump the body in a site near an autobahn. While doing this she becomes involved with both men. It was recorded between late 1966 and early 1967 at IBC Studios in London, Jones stated that many session musicians play on the soundtrack but session logs reveal that most of the instrumentation was done by Jones himself. In Rolling Stone issue #1171, Jimmy Page talks about working on the soundtrack. Brian knew what he was doing, some of it was made up at the time, some of it was stuff I was augmenting with him. I was definitely playing with the violin bow, Brian had this guitar that had a volume pedal-he could get gunshots with it.
He was moving forward with ideas
Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola, credited as Francis Coppola, is a semi-retired American film director and screenwriter. He is considered to have been a figure of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. After directing The Rain People, he co-wrote the 1970 film Patton and he followed with The Godfather Part II in 1974, which became the first sequel to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. The Conversation, which he directed and wrote, was released same year. He next directed 1979s Apocalypse Now, while notorious for its lengthy and strenuous production, the film was widely acclaimed for its vivid and stark depiction of the Vietnam War, winning the Palme dOr at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival. Coppola is one of only eight filmmakers to win two Palme dOr awards, while a number of Coppolas ventures in the 1980s and 1990s were critically lauded, he has never quite achieved the same commercial success with films as in the 1970s. His most well-known films released since the start of the 1980s are the dramas The Outsiders and Rumble Fish, the crime-drama The Cotton Club, and his movies The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, and Apocalypse Now are often ranked among the greatest films of all time.
Coppola was born in Detroit, Michigan, to father Carmine Coppola, a flautist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Coppola is the second of three children, his older brother was August Coppola, his younger sister is actress Talia Shire. Born into a family of Italian immigrant ancestry, his grandparents came to the United States from Bernalda. His maternal grandfather, popular Italian composer Francesco Pennino, immigrated from Naples, Coppola received his middle name in honor of Henry Ford, not only because he was born in the Henry Ford Hospital but because of his musician-fathers association with the automobile manufacturer. Contracting polio as a boy, Coppola was bedridden for periods of his childhood. Reading A Streetcar Named Desire at age 15 was instrumental in developing his interest in theater, eager to be involved in film-craft, he created 8mm features edited from home movies with such titles as The Rich Millionaire and The Lost Wallet. As a child, Coppola was a student, but he was so interested in technology.
Trained initially for a career in music, he became proficient on the tuba, Coppola attended 23 other schools before he eventually graduated from the Great Neck North High School. He entered Hofstra College in 1955 with a major in theater arts, there he was awarded a scholarship in playwriting. This furthered his interest in directing theater despite the disapproval of his father, Coppola was profoundly impressed after seeing Sergei Eisensteins October, Ten Days That Shook the World, especially with the movies quality of editing. It was at this time Coppola decided he would go into cinema rather than theater, Coppola gives credit to the work of Elia Kazan and for its influence on him as a director. Amongst Coppolas classmates at Hofstra were James Caan, Lainie Kazan and he cast Lainie Kazan in One from the Heart and Caan in The Rain People and The Godfather
Cannes Film Festival
Founded in 1946, the invitation-only festival is held annually at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. On 1 July 2014, co-founder and former head of French pay-TV operator Canal+ Pierre Lescure took over as President of the festival, the Board of Directors appointed Gilles Jacob as Honorary President of the festival. The 2016 Cannes Film Festival took place between 11 and 22 May 2016, australian film director George Miller was the President of the Jury. I, Daniel Blake, directed by British director Ken Loach, in 2017, The Festival de Cannes will celebrate its 70th anniversary edition from May 17 to 28. In 1947, the festival was held as the Festival du film de Cannes, at that time the principle of equality was introduced, with a jury made up of only one representative per country. The festival is now held at the Palais des Festivals, expressly constructed for the occasion, although for its 1949 inaugural the roof was unfinished, the festival was not held in 1948 and 1950 on account of budgetary problems.
Although its origins may be attributed in part to the French desire to compete with Autumns Venice Film Festival, in 1955, the Palme dOr was created, replacing the Grand Prix du Festival which had been given until that year. In 1957, Dolores del Rio was the first female member of the jury as a Sélection officielle – Member, in 1959, the Marché du Film was founded, giving the festival a commercial character and facilitating exchanges between sellers and buyers in the film industry. Today it has become the first international platform for film commerce, in 1962, the International Critics Week was born, created by the French Union of Film Critics as the first parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival. Its goal was to showcase first and second works by directors all over the world. In 1965, an hommage was paid to Jean Cocteau after his death, the next year, Olivia de Havilland was named the first female president of the festival. The 1968 festival was halted on 19 May, some directors, such as Carlos Saura and Miloš Forman, had withdrawn their films from the competition.
The filmmakers achieved the reinstatement of the President, and they founded the Film Directors Society that same year, during the 1970s, important changes occurred in the Festival. In 1972, Robert Favre Le Bret was named the new President and he immediately introduced an important change in the selection of the participating films. Until that date, the different countries chose which films would represent them in the festival, Bessy created one committee to select French films, and another for foreign films. In 1978, Gilles Jacob assumed the President position, introducing the Caméra dOr award, in 1983, a new, much bigger Palais des Festivals et des Congrès was built to host the Festival. It was nicknamed The Bunker and provoked many reactions against it, in 1984, Pierre Viot replaced Robert Favre Le Bret as President of the Festival. It was not until 1995 that Gilles Jacob created the last section of the Official Selection and its aim was to support the creation of works of cinema in the world and to contribute to the entry of the new scenario writers in the circle of the celebrities
Michelangelo Antonioni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI, was an Italian film director, screenwriter and short story writer. He produced enigmatic and intricate pieces and rejected action in favor of contemplation, focusing on image and design over character. His films defined a cinema of possibilities and he is one of three directors to have won the Palme dOr, the Golden Lion and the Golden Bear, and the only director to have won these three and the Golden Leopard. Antonioni was born into a family of landowners in Ferrara, Emilia Romagna. He was the son of Elisabetta and Ismaele Antonioni, the director explained to Italian film critic Aldo Tassone, My childhood was a happy one. Was a warm and intelligent woman who had been a laborer in her youth and my father was a good man. Born into a family, he succeeded in obtaining a comfortable position through evening courses. My parents gave me free rein to do what I wanted, with my brother, curiously enough, our friends were invariably proletarian, and poor.
The poor still existed at that time, you recognized them by their clothes, but even in the way they wore their clothes, there was a fantasy, a frankness that made me prefer them to boys of bourgeois families. I always had sympathy for women of working-class families, even when I attended university, they were more authentic. While still a child, Antonioni was fond of drawing and music, a precocious violinist, he gave his first concert at the age of nine. Although he abandoned the violin with the discovery of cinema in his teens, I have never drawn, even as a child, either puppets or silhouettes but rather facades of houses and gates. One of my favorite games consisted of organizing towns, ignorant in architecture, I constructed buildings and streets crammed with little figures. These childhood happenings - I was eleven years old - were like little films, upon graduation from the University of Bologna with a degree in economics, he started writing for the local Ferrara newspaper Il Corriere Padano in 1935 as a film journalist.
In 1940, Antonioni moved to Rome, where he worked for Cinema, Antonioni was fired a few months afterward. Later that year he enrolled at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia to study film technique and he was drafted into the army afterwards. During the war Antonioni survived being condemned to death for his membership in the resistance, in 1942, Antonioni co-wrote A Pilot Returns with Roberto Rossellini and worked as assistant director on Enrico Fulchignonis I due Foscari. In 1943, he travelled to France to assist Marcel Carné on Les visiteurs du soir and began a series of films with Gente del Po
Nadine Trintignant is a French film director, editor and novelist. She is known for making films that surround the topic of family and relationships, such as Ça narrive quaux autres and her film Mon amour, mon amour was nominated for the Palme dor at the 1967 Cannes Film Festival. A native of Nice, Nadine Trintignant was born as Nadine Marquand on November 11,1934 and she is the sister of late actors Christian Marquand and Serge Marquand. In 1960, she married French actor Jean-Louis Trintignant, who had starred in several of her early films. The couple had three children, a daughter, actress Marie Trintignant, another daughter, and a son and they remained together until their separation in 1976. Following their split, Trintignant started a relationship with French director Alain Corneau and Corneau lived together for 37 years until his death in 2010. Trintignant has suffered the loss of two of her three children, in her films, Trintignant has focused greatly on the topics of family and relationships, often borrowing from events of her own life.
Much of her work place during the 1970s, which was a time of great advancement for woman filmmakers in France. Trintignants interest in feminist issues and the perils of the couple can be seen in many of her films, such as Mon amour, Mon amour. However, her identity as a feminist was not limited to her filmmaking, in 1971, she placed her name on the Manifesto of the 343, published in the French magazine Le Nouvel Observateur. The article was signed by 343 women including Trintignant who admitted to having abortions in order to raise awareness of reproductive rights. At the age of 15, Trintignant’s first experience with the industry was working as a lab assistant. Trintignant made her debut with her 1965 short film Fragiliteé. The film was nominated for the Palme d’or award at the 1967 Cannes Film Festival, following the death of her nine-month-old daughter Pauline in 1970, Trintignant wrote and directed Ça n’arrive qu’aux autres, a semi-autobiographical film related to her personal tragedy. The 1971 film starred Catherine Deneuve and Marcello Mastroianni as a couple who must cope with the death of their infant daughter, trintignants next film Défense de savoir was released in 1973, followed by Le Voyage de noces in 1976.
In 1991, Trintignant joined 30 filmmakers to create Contre LOubli for Amnesty International, Trintignant collaborated with her daughter Marie for the segment on José Ramon Garcia-Gomez of Mexico. Trintignants most recent directorial credit is for the 2003 film Colette, une femme libre, Trintignant has penned several novels alongside her work as a filmmaker throughout the years such as Ton Chapeau au vestiaire, Combien denfants, and Le Jeune homme de la rue de France. Following the death of her daughter Marie, Trintignant wrote the memoir Marie, trintignants 1967 Film Mon amour mon amour, which she both wrote and directed, was nominated for the Palme dor award at the Cannes Film Festival of the same year