Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is a film festival held annually in July in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. The Karlovy Vary Festival is one of the oldest in the world and has become Central and Eastern Europe’s leading film event; the pre-war dream of many enthusiastic filmmakers materialized in 1946 when a non-competition festival of films from seven countries took place in Mariánské Lázně and Karlovy Vary. Above all it was intended to screen the results of the nationalized Czechoslovak film industry. After the first two years the festival moved permanently to Karlovy Vary; the Karlovy Vary IFF first held an international film competition in 1948. Since 1951, an international jury has evaluated the films; the Karlovy Vary competition found a place among other developing festivals and by 1956 FIAPF had classified Karlovy Vary as a category A festival. Given the creation of the Moscow Film Festival and the political decision to organize only one "A" festival for all socialist countries, Karlovy Vary was forced to alternate year by year with Moscow IFF between 1959 and 1993.
The social and political changes that took place after the Velvet Revolution in November 1989 pushed concerns about organizing the Karlovy Vary IFF to the background. The program for 1990 was saved by the release of a collection of Czechoslovak films, locked up for years in a storage vault, and the appearance of a number of international guests such as Miloš Forman, Lindsay Anderson, Annette Bening and Robert De Niro helped as well. Future festivals were in doubt. Financial problems and a lack of interest on the part of the government and viewers ended the festival's long tradition in 1992. In 1994 the 29th Karlovy Vary IFF inaugurated an new tradition. After nearly forty years of alternating with the Moscow IFF, the festival began once again to take place every year; the Karlovy Vary Film Festival Foundation was set up in 1993 co-created by the Ministry of Culture, The City of Karlovy Vary, the Grand Hotel Pupp. Actor Jiří Bartoška was invited to be the festival's president, Eva Zaoralová became program director in 1995.
Since 1998 the organization of the festival has been carried out by Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary, a joint stock company. The core of the program is the feature film competition; the documentary competition is an important festival event. The extensive informative program features both distribution pre-premiers and films awarded at other festivals, but it includes discoveries of artistic creations by independent directors, productions coming out of little known film industries, an overview of Czech film output during the past year. For the tenth straight year the festival will present Variety Critics' Choice: new and interesting films of European production selected by critics working at this prestigious magazine. Seminars focusing on European film are another important part of the festival. Thousands of visitors and the great variety of films testify to the effectiveness of the program team with program director Eva Zaoralová at its head. Due to their valiant efforts many films will be purchased at the festival for wider distribution or, thanks to receiving a festival award, will attract the attention of major producers and the media.
The festival program has the following sections: Official Selection - Competition – films never before shown in competition at any other international festival. East of the West - Competition – films from the former socialist bloc. Documentary Films - Competition – a competition divided into two parts: documentaries less than and longer than 30 minutes. Horizons and Another View – a selection of the most remarkable contemporary films. Imagina - films with an unconventional approach to narration and style and radical visions of film language. Out of the Past - classic, cult and unfairly overlooked films, screened in their original and restored versions. Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow - ten directors, an upcoming generation of young European filmmakers, present their student films; the project is organized in cooperation with European Film Promotion. Midnight Screenings - a selection of the latest horror and action films, works that look at their genres in new humorous, ways. Czech Films – a representative selection of current Czech films.
Tributes, special focuses and retrospectives Since 1948, the Grand Prize has been the Crystal Globe – although its form has changed. As of the 35th Karlovy Vary IFF 2000 the Crystal Globe has taken on a new look: now the figure of a woman stands raising a crystal ball; the Feature Film Competition is divided into the following main awards: Grand Prix – Crystal Globe for best feature film Special Jury Prize Best Director Award Best Actress Award Best Actor AwardThe Documentary Competition is divided into the following main awards: Best Documentary Film in the category for film lasting 30 minutes or less Best Documentary Film in the category for film lasting above 30 minutes in lengthEach year, the festival presents the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema. 1946: Nikolay Cherkasov, Rita Hayworth 1956: Dev Anand 1990: Miloš Forman, Robert De Niro, Annette Bening, Vojtěch Jasný, Maximilian Schell, Shirley Temple 1992: Coen brothers, Jason Connery, Aki Kaurismäki, Ken Loach, Agnieszka Holland 1994: Leonardo DiCaprio, Max von Sydow, Philippe Noiret 1995: Peter O'Toole, Fridrik Thór Fridriksson, Mia Farrow, Mika Kaur
Charles Berling is a French actor and screenwriter. Son of a navy doctor, he is the nephew of the literary critic Raymond Picard, his mother, Nadia, "only daughter of settlers in Morocco" was born in Meknes. When he was two years old he left Paris for Brest Toulon at seven, Tahiti, he studied acting at the Belgian university INSAS, in Brussels. He is the father of the actor Émile Berling. March of the Penguins Charles Berling on IMDb
The César Award is the national film award of France. It is delivered in the Nuit des César ceremony and was first awarded in 1976; the nominations are selected by the members of twelve categories of filmmaking professionals and supported by the French Ministry of Culture. The nationally televised award ceremony is held in the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris each year in February, it is an initiative from the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma, founded in 1975. The César Award is considered the highest film honor in France, the French film industry's equivalent to the Molière Award for theatre, the Victoires de la Musique for music. In cinema, it is the French equivalent to the Academy Award; the award was created by Georges Cravenne, the creator of the Molière Award for theatre. The name of the award comes from the sculptor César Baldaccini; the 44th César Awards ceremony took place on 22 February 2019. Custody, directed by Xavier Legrand, won the award for Best Film. In 1974, Georges Cravenne founded the Academy of Arts and Techniques of Cinema that was, from the outset, intended to reward the achievements and the most remarkable film artwork, to have a French equivalent to the American Oscars.
The first César Awards – known as the "Night of Caesar" – were held on 3 April 1976 under the chairmanship of Jean Gabin who watched the ceremony from the front row seated in a wheelchair a few months before his death. The name of the award comes from the sculptor César, designer of the trophy awarded to the winners in each category, it is an homage to the Raimu, the great French actor and performer of Marseille trilogy of Marcel Pagnol, in which Raimu played the character of César. The César Awards replaced the Étoile de cristal, awarded from 1955 to 1975. Other prizes had been awarded to French cinema in the past. From 1934 to 1986, the Grand prix du cinéma français, established by film pioneer Louis Lumière, was given to one film a year. In the 1950s, the Victoire du cinéma français was awarded each June. Lacking popular enthusiasm compared to the Étoile de cristal, this award was discontinued after 1964. At the inaugural César Awards, 13 awards were distributed. Today, there are 22. Categories added in recent years include Most Promising Actor/Actress, Best Documentary and Best Animated Film, while awards honoring the best film poster and best producer have been dropped, as they are now given at a sister ceremony, the Prix Daniel Toscan du Plantier.
Voting for César Awards is conducted through two ballots by mail: the first to establish nominations per category, the second to decide the winner. Voters are professionals in the field, divided into 12 colleges; the criteria for voting are: demonstrate a consistent career in film and get a double sponsorship in the Académie des arts et techniques du cinéma. Nominees or winners of the previous editions are exempt from these formalities. To aid voters, the Académie identifies each year films released in France and provides a guide to the works and eligible professionals. A DVD set of French or French productions produced during the year is sent in December with the catalog of films to the electors. After the nominations are revealed, at the end of January, special screenings of the nominated films are shown at the Le Balzac cinema in Paris, near the Champs-Élysées; each year, a special lunch for nominees is held at the famous Fouquet's restaurant on the Champs-Élysées, a few weeks before the ceremony.
Honorary Award - since 1976 César des Césars - between 1985 and 1995 Prix Daniel Toscan du Plantier - since 2008 Trophée César & Techniques - since 2011 Médaille d'Or - only in 2015 César & Techniques Special Award - only between 2015 and 2017 César & Techniques Innovation Award - since 2018 César du public - since 2018 Best Film from the European Union Best Poster Best Producer Best Writing Best French Language Film Best Documentary Short Best Fiction Short Best Animated Short The Last Metro Best Film: The Last Metro Best Director: François Truffaut Best Actor: Gérard Depardieu Best Actress: Catherine Deneuve Best Writing: Suzanne Schiffman and François TruffautAmour Best Film: Amour Best Director: Michael Haneke Best Actor: Jean-Louis Trintignant Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva Best Writing: Michael Haneke Four awards won Smoking/No Smoking: Best Actress Too Beautiful for You: Best Actor Three awards won Cyrano de Bergerac: best Actress and Writing Same Old Song: best Actress and Director Academy Awards British Academy Film Awards Lumières Award Louis Delluc Prize Magritte Award Official website César Award on IMDb
Florence Thomassin is a French actress and sculptor. In 2001, Thomassin was nominated for a César Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Beatrice in Bernard Rapp's A Question of Taste. Florence Thomassin on IMDb
Bernard René Giraudeau was a French actor, film director, scriptwriter and writer. He was born on 18 June 1947 in Charente-Maritime. In 1963 he enlisted in the French navy as a trainee engineer, qualifying as the first in his class a year later, he served on the helicopter carrier Jeanne d'Arc in 1964–1965 and 1965–1966, subsequently on the frigate Duquesne and the aircraft carrier Clemenceau before leaving the navy to try his luck as an actor. Giraudeau first appeared on film in Deux hommes dans la ville, his first film as director was in 1987, though he continued to work as an actor; as a writer, wrote the text of books of photography as well as publishing children's stories and several novels. He was the reader on the French audiobooks of the Harry Potter series, he was married to author Anny Duperey, with whom he had two children. In 2000 he suffered from cancer which led to the removal of his left kidney, with a subsequent metastasis in 2005 affecting his lungs, he said that the cancer led him to understand himself better.
He devoted some of his time to the support of cancer victims through the Institut Curie and the Institut Gustave-Roussy in Paris. He died of his cancer on 17 July 2010 in a Paris hospital. 1973 – Deux Hommes dans la ville, directed by José Giovanni – Frédéric Cazeneuve 1975 – Le Gitan, directed by José Giovanni – Mareuil 1976 – Bilitis, directed by David Hamilton – Lucas 1977 – Moi, fleur bleue – Isidore 1977 – Et la tendresse? Bordel! – Luc 1979 – Le Toubib, directed by Pierre Granier-Deferre – François 1980 – La Boum – Éric Thompson 1981 – Viens chez moi, j'habite chez une copine, directed by Patrice Leconte – Daniel 1981 – Croque la vie, directed by Jean-Charles Tacchella – Alain 1981: Passione d'amore, directed by Ettore Scola – Capitaine Giorgio Bacchetti 1982: Le Grand Pardon, directed by Alexandre Arcady 1982: Hécate, directed by Daniel Schmid – Julien Rochelle 1983: Le Ruffian, directed by José Giovanni – Gérard 1983: Papy fait de la résistance, directed by Jean-Marie Poiré 1984 – Rue barbare, directed by Gilles Béhat – Chet 1984 – L'Année des méduses, directed by Christopher Frank – Romain Kalides 1985 – Les Spécialistes, directed by Patrice Leconte – Paul Brandon 1985 – Bras de fer, directed by Gérard Vergez – Delancourt 1986 – Les Longs Manteaux – Murat 1986 – Poussière d'ange – Inspector Simon Blount 1987 – L'homme voilé – Pierre 1990 – La Reine blanche, directed by Jean-Loup Hubert – Yvon 1992 – Après l'amour, directed by Diane Kurys – David 1992 – Drôles d'oiseaux, directed by Peter Kassovitz – Constant Van Loo 1993 – Une nouvelle vie, directed by Olivier Assayas – Constantin 1994 – Elles ne pensent qu'à ça... directed by Charlotte Dubreuil 1994 – Le Fils préféré, directed by Nicole Garcia – Francis 1996 – Ridicule, directed by Patrice Leconte – Abbé de Vilecourt 1997 – Marquise, directed by Véra Belmont – Molière 1997 – Marthe, directed by Jean-Loup Hubert – The Colonel 1997: Marianna Ucrìa 1998 – TGV, directed by Moussa Touré – Roger 1998 – Le Double de ma moitié, directed by Yves Amoureux – Thierry Montino 1999 – Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes, directed by François Ozon – Léopold 1999 – Une affaire de goût, directed by Bernard Rapp – Frédéric Delamont 2002 – La Petite Lili, directed by Claude Miller – Brice 2002 – Ce jour-là – Emil 2003 – Je suis un assassin – Brice Kantor 2003 – Chok-Dee – Jean 2003 – The Hook 1988 – La Face de l'ogre 1991 – L'Autre, d'après le roman d'Andrée Chédid 1992 – Un été glacé 1996 – Les Caprices d'un fleuve The travels of Bernard Giraudeau 1992 – La Transamazonienne 1999 – Un ami chilien 1999 – Chili Norte – Chili Sure 2003 – Esquisses Philippines 1992: Transamazonienne, Editions Odyssée, photos Pierre-Jean Rey ISBN 2-909478-01-7 1996: Les Caprices d'un fleuve, Editions Mille et Une Nuits, ISBN 978-2-84205-055-9 2001: Le Marin à l'ancre, Editions Métailié ISBN 2-86424-389-X 2002: Les Contes d'Humahuaca, Editions Métailié / Seuil jeunesse ISBN 2-02-056736-9 2003: Ailleurs, commentaire sur les peintures d'Olivier Suire Verley, Editions PC ISBN 2-912683-25-4 2004: Les Hommes à terre, Editions Métailié ISBN 2-86424-582-5 2007: Les Dames de nage, Editions Métailié ISBN 2-86424-614-7 2007: "Le Retour du quartier-maître", in Nos mers et nos océans, collective work of Les Écrivains de marine, Éditions des Équateurs, pp. 75–106 Bernard Giraudeau on IMDb