Passion of Mind
Passion of Mind is a 2000 American psychological romantic drama film starring Demi Moore. It was the first English-language film from Belgian director Alain Berliner, best known for the arthouse success Ma Vie en Rose. Marty is a high-powered single literary agent in Manhattan. Marie is a widow in Provence with a peaceful life. Marty has been seeing a therapist to deal with her vivid dreams of Marie's life; each woman is convinced. When Marty meets Aaron they become friends and lovers. Marie, has met William; the two men react differently: William is jealous, while Aaron is skeptical but not at all threatened, wants only for Marty to be happy. Dreams and real life begin to merge when Marie goes on holiday with William to Paris, Marty wakes up with an ashtray from the hotel on her night stand. Marty/Marie must come to terms with reality and choose which life is real and, illusion. Demi Moore as Martha Marie /'Marty' Talridge Julianne Nicholson as Kim William Fichtner as Aaron Reilly Sinéad Cusack as Jessie Joss Ackland as Dr. Langer, the French Psychiatrist Peter Riegert as Dr. Peters, the New York Psychiatrist Stellan Skarsgård as William Granther Eloise Eonnet as Jennifer'Jenny' Talridge Gerry Bamman as Edward'Ed' Youngerman Reviews to Passion of Mind were negative from critics, with Rotten Tomatoes giving it a 19% rating based on 36 reviews.
Moore was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Actress for this film. Passion of Mind on IMDb Passion of Mind at Rotten Tomatoes
Jaco Van Dormael
Jaco Van Dormael is a Belgian film director and playwright. His films focus on a respectful and sympathetic portrayal of people with mental and physical disabilities. Van Dormael spent his childhood travelling around Europe, before going on to study filmmaking at the INSAS in Brussels, where he wrote and directed his first short film, Maedeli la brèche, which received the Honorary Foreign Film Award at the Student Academy Awards. Van Dormael's feature debut, Toto le héros, won the Caméra d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Five years Le huitième jour played at Cannes, where his two leading actors, Daniel Auteuil and Pascal Duquenne, were jointly awarded the prize for Best Actor, his third feature film, Mr. Nobody, won six Magritte Awards, including Best Director. Jaco Van Dormael was born in Ixelles. Belgium, on 9 February 1957 to a Belgian couple. Van Dormael was raised in Germany until age seven. At his birth, he had nearly been strangled by the umbilical cord and received an insufficient supply of oxygen.
It was feared. This trauma accounts for the recurring themes in his films, which explore the worlds of people with mental and physical disabilities, he delighted for a while pursued a career as a circus clown. He became a producer of children's entertainment with the Theatre de Galafronie, Theatre Isocele and Theatre de la Guimbarde. After developing an interest in filmmaking, he enrolled at the INSAS in Brussels and the Louis Lumière College in Paris; as a children's entertainer and innocence would become strong themes throughout his work. In the 1980s, Van Dormael directed a number of short films. While he was a student at the INSAS, he directed the children's story Maedeli la brèche; the short film received the Honorary Foreign Film Award at the 1981 Student Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The following year Van Dormael directed Stade 81, a documentary short film about the Paralympic Games, he directed the short films Les voisins, L'imitateur, Sortie de secours, De boot.
His most famous short of the period is È pericoloso sporgersi which won the Grand Prix in international competition at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Van Dormael made his feature-length debut in 1991 with Toto le héros, a tale about a man who believes his life was "stolen" from him when he was switched at birth, told in a complex mosaic of flashbacks and dream sequences, sometimes with a stream of consciousness effect. Toto le héros was ten years in the making. In 1985, two Belgian producers read a version of the script, over the next five years they raised about $3.5 million, a huge amount for a Belgian production, all in public money from Belgium, the European Community and state television in France and Germany. Van Dormael premiered Toto le héros at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival; the film was released to the public that year. Reviewing the film, The New York Times called him "a bright new talent to celebrate", it won five Joseph Plateau Awards, the César Award for Best Foreign Film, four European Film Awards, the André Cavens Award, received a BAFTA nomination.
Pierre Van Dormael's composed the soundtrack for the film, since their first collaboration in 1980, he has composed the music to all his brother's films. Toto le héros propelled Van Dormael into the international spotlight as both a director. In 1995, Van Dormael participated; this work is an anthology of short works contributed by international film directors in which each used the original Auguste and Louis Lumière's motion picture camera to make his film. The Kiss is the 52-second film made by director Jaco Van Dormael featuring actor Pascal Duquenne. At the same time, Van Dormael was at work writing his next major work, he wanted to make a more linear film than Toto le héros, one which explored the world through the eyes of a man with Down syndrome. Van Dormael's next film, Le huitieme jour, accomplishes this with the chance meeting and friendship between Georges, played by Pascal Duquenne, Harry, an unhappy divorced businessman portrayed by Daniel Auteuil. Van Dormael's interest in people with mental and physical disabilities stems from an interest in their "talent for life, for loving life, that we lack."
He sought to explore the concept of two worlds existing and yet separately. Le huitième jour premiered at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Palme d'Or, it did win the Best Actor award at the festival, given to both Pascal Duquenne and Daniel Auteuil. This was the first time in the festival's history; the film received four Joseph Plateau Awards and was nominated for a César Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Le huitième jour grossed $33 million worldwide on a budget of $5 million, making it Van Dormael's highest-grossing film to that point. In 1998, Van Dormael participated in the project Spotlights on a Massacre: 10 Films Against 100 Million Antipersonnel Land Mines, a collection of short films that works as an anti-land mine campaign; the same year he was a member of the jury at the 51st Cannes Film Festival. In 1999, Toto le héros received the Best Belgian Screenplay 1984–1999 Award at the 13th Joseph Plateau Awards. Van Dormael began seeking to film Mr. Nobody in 2001, an attempt that lasted six ye
Pedro Almodóvar Caballero, credited professionally as Pedro Almodóvar, is a Spanish filmmaker, screenwriter and former actor. He came to prominence as a director and screenwriter during La Movida Madrileña, a cultural renaissance that followed after the end of Francoist Spain, his first few films characterised the sense of political freedom of the period. In 1986, he established his own film production company, El Deseo, with his younger brother Agustín Almodóvar, responsible for producing all of his films since Law of Desire. Almodóvar achieved international recognition for his black comedy-drama film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, went on to more success with the dark romantic comedy film Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, the melodrama High Heels and the romantic drama thriller Live Flesh. His subsequent two films won an Academy Award each: All About My Mother received the award for Best Foreign Language Film while Talk to Her earned him the award for Best Original Screenplay.
Almodóvar followed this with the drama Volver, the romantic thriller Broken Embraces, the psychological thriller The Skin I Live In and the drama Julieta, all of which were in competition for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. His films are marked by his employment of certain actors and creative personnel, complex narratives, pop culture, popular songs, irreverent humour, strong colours, glossy décor. Desire, passion and identity are among Almodóvar's most prevalent themes. Acclaimed as one of the most internationally successful Spanish filmmakers, Almodóvar and his films have gained worldwide interest and developed a cult following, he has won two Academy Awards, five British Academy Film Awards, six European Film Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, nine Goya Awards and four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1997, Almodóvar received the French Legion of Honour, followed by the Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts by the Spanish Ministry of Culture in 1999, he was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001 and received an honorary doctoral degree in 2009 from Harvard University in addition to an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Oxford in 2016 for his contribution to the arts.
In 2013, he received an honorary European Film Academy Achievement in World Cinema Award. In January 2017 he was named as President of the Jury for the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Pedro Almodóvar Caballero was born on 25 September 1949 in Calzada de Calatrava, a small rural town of Ciudad Real, a province of Castile-La Mancha in Spain, he has two older sisters and María Jesús, one brother Agustín. His father, Antonio Almodóvar, was a winemaker, his mother, Francisca Caballero, who died in 1999, was a letter reader and transcriber for illiterate neighbours; when Almodóvar was eight years old, the family sent him to study at a religious boarding school in the city of Cáceres, Extremadura, in western Spain, with the hope that he might someday become a priest. His family joined him in Cáceres, where his father opened a gas station and his mother opened a bodega where she sold her own wine. Unlike Calzada, there was a cinema in Cáceres. "Cinema became my real education, much more than the one I received from the priest", he said in an interview.
Almodóvar was influenced by Luis Buñuel. Against his parents' wishes, Almodóvar moved to Madrid in 1967 to become a filmmaker; when caudillo Francisco Franco closed the National School of Cinema in Madrid, he became self-taught. To support himself, Almodóvar had a number of jobs, including selling used items in the famous Madrid flea market El Rastro and as an administrative assistant with Spanish phone company Telefónica, where he worked for twelve years. Since he worked only until three in the afternoon, he had the rest of the day to pursue his film-making. In the early 1970s, Almodóvar became interested in experimental theatre, he collaborated with the vanguard theatrical group Los Goliardos, in which he played his first professional roles and met actress Carmen Maura. Madrid's flourishing alternative cultural scene became the perfect scenario for Almodóvar's social talents, he was a crucial figure in La Movida Madrileña, a cultural renaissance that followed the death of Francisco Franco. Alongside Fabio McNamara, Almodóvar sang in a glam rock parody duo.
Writing under the pseudonym Patty Diphusa, Almodóvar penned various articles for major newspapers and magazines, such as El País, Diario 16 and La Luna as well as contributing to comic strips and stories in counterculture magazines, such as Star, El Víbora and Vibraciones. He published a novella, Fuego en las entrañas and kept writing stories that were published in a compilation volume entitled El sueño de la razón. Almodóvar bought his first camera, a Super-8, with his first paycheck from Telefónica when he was 22 years old, began to make hand-held short films. Around 1974, he made his first short film, by the end of the 1970s they were shown in Madrid's night circuit and in Barcelona; these shorts had overtly sexual narratives and no soundtrack: Dos putas, o, Historia de amor que termina en boda in 1974. He remembers, "I showed them in bars, at parties… I could not add a soundtrack because it was v
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won more than any other newspaper; the Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the U. S; the paper is owned by The New York Times Company, publicly traded and is controlled by the Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure. It has been owned by the family since 1896. G. Sulzberger, the paper's publisher, his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. the company's chairman, are the fourth and fifth generation of the family to helm the paper. Nicknamed "The Gray Lady", the Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record"; the paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. Since the mid-1970s, The New York Times has expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials and features.
Since 2008, the Times has been organized into the following sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York, Sports of The Times, Science, Home and other features. On Sunday, the Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T: The New York Times Style Magazine; the Times stayed with the broadsheet full-page set-up and an eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six, was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography on the front page. The New York Times was founded as the New-York Daily Times on September 18, 1851. Founded by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond and former banker George Jones, the Times was published by Raymond, Jones & Company. Early investors in the company included Edwin B. Morgan, Christopher Morgan, Edward B. Wesley. Sold for a penny, the inaugural edition attempted to address various speculations on its purpose and positions that preceded its release: We shall be Conservative, in all cases where we think Conservatism essential to the public good.
We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or wrong. In 1852, the newspaper started a western division, The Times of California, which arrived whenever a mail boat from New York docked in California. However, the effort failed. On September 14, 1857, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times. On April 21, 1861, The New York Times began publishing a Sunday edition to offer daily coverage of the Civil War. One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials in the Times alone; the main office of The New York Times was attacked during the New York City Draft Riots. The riots, sparked by the beginning of drafting for the Union Army, began on July 13, 1863. On "Newspaper Row", across from City Hall, Henry Raymond stopped the rioters with Gatling guns, early machine guns, one of which he manned himself; the mob diverted, instead attacking the headquarters of abolitionist publisher Horace Greeley's New York Tribune until being forced to flee by the Brooklyn City Police, who had crossed the East River to help the Manhattan authorities.
In 1869, Henry Raymond died, George Jones took over as publisher. The newspaper's influence grew in 1870 and 1871, when it published a series of exposés on William Tweed, leader of the city's Democratic Party—popularly known as "Tammany Hall" —that led to the end of the Tweed Ring's domination of New York's City Hall. Tweed had offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story. In the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned from supporting Republican Party candidates in its editorials to becoming more politically independent and analytical. In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign. While this move cost The New York Times a portion of its readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper regained most of its lost ground within a few years. After George Jones died in 1891, Charles Ransom Miller and other New York Times editors raised $1 million dollars to buy the Times, printing it under the New York Times Publishing Company.
However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, by 1896, the newspaper had a circulation of less than 9,000, was losing $1,000 a day. That year, Adolph Ochs, the publisher of the Chattanooga Times, gained a controlling interest in the company for $75,000. Shortly after assuming control of the paper, Ochs coined the paper's slogan, "All The News That's Fit To Print"; the slogan has appeared in the paper since September 1896, has been printed in a box in the upper left hand corner of the front page since early 1897. The slogan was a jab at competing papers, such as Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal, which were known for a lurid and inaccurate reporting of facts and opinions, described by the end of the century as "yellow journalism". Under Ochs' guidance, aided by Carr
Roberto Saviano is an Italian journalist, writer and screenwriter. In his writings, including articles and his book Gomorrah, he uses literature and investigative reporting to tell of the economic reality of the territory and business of the Camorra crime syndicate and of organized crime more generally. After the first death threats of 2006 made by the Casalese clan, a cartel of the Camorra, which he denounced in his exposé and in the piazza of Casal di Principe during a demonstration in defense of legality, Roberto Saviano was put under a strict security protocol. Since October 13, 2006, he has lived under police protection, he has collaborated with numerous important international newspapers. He writes for the Italian publications l'Espresso, la Repubblica and The Post Internazionale. Internationally, he collaborates in the United States with The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time, his courageous positions have drawn praise from many important writers and other cultural figures, such as Umberto Eco.
Son of Luigi Saviano, a Neapolitan doctor, Miriam Haftar, a Ligurian of Jewish origins, Roberto Saviano received his high school diploma from the State Scientific High School "Armando Diaz" and graduated in Philosophy from the University of Naples Federico II, where he was the student of historian Francesco Barbagallo. He began his career in journalism in 2002, writing for numerous magazines and daily papers, including Pulp, Sud, Il manifesto, the website Nazione Indiana, for the Camorra monitoring unit of the Corriere del Mezzogiorno, his articles at the time were important enough to spur judicial authorities at the beginning of 2005 to listen to him regarding organized crime. He is an atheist. In March 2006, he published a novel inspired by real situations, he is the author, along with Mario Gelardi, of a theatrical work of the same name and is a screenwriter for Gomorrah, the movie drawn from his novel. On December 10, 2009, in the presence of Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo, Saviano received the title of Honorary Member of the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera and the Second Level Academic Diploma Honoris Causa in Communication and Art Education, the maximum degree given by the university.
Saviano dedicated the awards to the southerners in Milan. On January 22, 2011, the University of Genoa awarded him a bachelor's degree honoris causa in law "for the important contribution to the fight against crime and to the defense of legality in our country". Saviano dedicated the honor to the judges of Milan's district attorney office who were investigating Rubygate; this led to the controversy with Marina Berlusconi, daughter of Silvio Berlusconi and president of the publishing house Arnoldo Mondadori Editore. Saviano is influenced by the southern Italian intellectuals such as Giustino Fortunato, Gaetano Salvemini, by the anarchists Errico Malatesta and Mikhail Bakunin, by the poet Rocco Scotellaro. Additionally, he has said that his educational background includes "many authors recognized by traditional and conservative culture as Ernst Jünger, Ezra Pound, Louis Ferdinand Celine, Carl Schmitt and Julius Evola, whom he reads; the latter affirmation caused Vincenzo Consolo to angrily retract his planned introduction to La parola contro la camorra.
In 2015, Roberto Saviano collaborated with the Neapolitan playwright Mimmo Borrelli in the play Sanghenapule – Vita straordinaria di San Gennaro, part of the 2015/2016 season of the Piccolo Teatro of Milan. In 2006, following the success of the non-fiction Gomorrah, which denounces the activities of the Camorra, Saviano received ominous threats; these have been confirmed by police informants and reports that have revealed attempts on Saviano's life, by the Casalesi clan. Investigators have claimed the Camorra selected Casalesi clan boss Giuseppe Setola to kill Saviano over the book, although the alleged hit never occurred. After the Neapolitan Police investigations, the Italian Minister for Interior Affairs Giuliano Amato assigned a personal bodyguard and transferred Saviano from Naples. In autumn 2008, the informant Carmine Schiavone, cousin of the imprisoned Casalesi clan boss Francesco Schiavone, revealed to the authorities that the clan had planned to eliminate Saviano and his police escort by Christmas on the motorway between Rome and Naples with a bomb.
On October 20, 2008, six Nobel Prize-awarded authors and intellectuals published an article saying that they side with Saviano against Camorra, they think that Camorra is not just a problem of security and public order, but a democratic one. They think that the Italian government must protect his life, help Saviano in having a normal life. Signatures were collected on the web site of the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. Saviano contributed an op-ed piece to the January 24, 2010 issue of the New York Times entitled, "Italy's African Heroes", he wrote about the January 2010 riots between African immigrants and Italians in Rosarno, a town in Calabria. Saviano suggests that the Africans' rioting was more of a response to their exploitation by the'Ndrangheta, or Calabrian mafia, than to the hostility of Italians. In November 2010, he hosted, along with Fabio Fazio, the Italian television program "Vieni via con me", broadcast over four weeks by Rai 3, his book ZeroZeroZero was published by Feltrinelli
Jean-Pierre Bacri is a French actor and screenwriter who works in collaboration with Agnès Jaoui. One of his earliest film appearances was Subway, he co-wrote with Jaoui Smoking/No Smoking, co-wrote and starred in Un air de famille, On connaît la chanson, for which he won a César Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 1998, The Taste of Others and Look at Me. Together, he and Jaoui have won the César Award for Best Writing four times, the Best Screenplay Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and the European Film Awards, the René Clair Award in 2001. 1977: Tout simplement 1978: Le Timbre 1979: Le Doux visage de l'amour 1992: Cuisine et dépendances 1992: Smoking / No Smoking 1996: Un air de famille 1997: On connaît la chanson 2000: The Taste of Others 2004: Comme une image 2008: Parlez-moi de la pluie 1978: Le goût étrange de Juliette 1979: L'éblouissement - Jean-Pierre 1979: Le Toubib - L'anesthésiste 1979: Thanatos Palace Hôtel - Jean Monnier 1980: Le fourbe de Séville - Octavio 1980: La Vénus d'Ille - Alphonse 1980: La femme intégrale - Léonardo l'italien 1980: L'Aéropostale, courrier du ciel - Beauregard 1981: Le cocu magnifique - Petrus 1981: Henri IV - Landolf 1982: Le Grand Pardon directed by Alexandre Arcady - Jacky Azoulay 1982: Au théâtre ce soir: Histoire de rire - Gérard 1983: Coup de foudre - Costa 1983: Édith et Marcel 1984: La Septième Cible - inspecteur Daniel Esperanza 1984: Batailles 1985: Subway directed by Luc Besson - inspecteur Batman 1985: Escalier C - Bruno 1985: On ne meurt que deux fois - barman 1986: Chère canaille - Francis Lebovic 1986: La galette du roi - L'élégant 1986: Suivez mon regard - L'ami des singes 1986: États d'âme - Romain 1986: Mort un dimanche de pluie - David Briand 1986: Rue du départ - homme à la BMW 1987: Sale temps - 1987: L'été en pente douce directed by Gérard Krawczyk - Stéphane Leheurt 1988: Les Saisons du plaisir directed by Jean-Pierre Mocky - Jacques 1988: Bonjour l'angoisse - Desfontaines 1989: Mes meilleurs copains - Eric Guidolini 1990: La Baule-les-Pins directed by Diane Kurys - Léon 1991: La Tribu - Roussel 1992: Le Bal des casse-pieds - L'homme à la rayure 1992: L'homme de ma vie - Malcolm 1993: Cuisine et dépendances - Georges 1994: Perle rare 1994: Bazooka 1994: La Cité de la peur directed by Alain Berbérian - projectionniste #2 1996: Un air de famille directed by Cédric Klapisch - Henri 1997: La méthode - Paul 1997: Didier directed by Alain Chabat - Jean-Pierre Costa 1997: On connaît la chanson directed by Alain Resnais - Nicolas 1998: Un dimanche matin à Marseille: Béranger - Béranger 1998: Place Vendôme directed by Nicole Garcia - Jean-Pierre 1999: Peut-être - le père 1999: Kennedy et moi directed by Sam Karmann - Simon Polaris 2000: The Taste of Others directed by Agnès Jaoui - Castella 2002: Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra - 2002: Une femme de ménage directed by Claude Berri - Jacques 2003: Les Sentiments directed by Noémie Lvovsky - Jacques 2004: Comme une image directed by Agnès Jaoui - Etienne Cassard 2006: Selon Charlie directed by Nicole Garcia 2008: Parlez-moi de la pluie 2012: Looking for Hortense 2013: Under the Rainbow 2015: The Very Private Life of Mister Sim 2016: Tout de suite maintenant 2017: C'est la vie!
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Sergei Vladimirovich Bodrov is a Russian film director and producer. In 2003 he was the President of the Jury at the 25th Moscow International Film Festival. Bodrov was born in Khabarovsk, Russian SFSR, USSR. In the post-Soviet period he emigrated to the United States, his son, actor Sergei Bodrov, Jr. was killed in an avalanche in the mountains of the North Caucasus on September 20, 2002 while shooting his film, tentatively titled The Messenger. Bodrov's paternal grandmother was ethnic Buryat, which influenced his decision to make the movie Mongol. Bodrov has an apartment in Los Angeles and a ranch in Arizona, he is married to American film consultant Carolyn Cavallaro. Prisoner of the Mountains Nika Award for Best Picture and Best Director. Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film nomination. Mongol Nika Award for Best Director. Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film nomination; the Quickie 23rd Moscow International Film Festival Golden St. George Freedom Is Paradise Katala White King, Red Queen Prisoner of the Mountains Running Free The Quickie Bear's Kiss Shiza Nomad Mongol A Yakuza's Daughter Never Cries Seventh Son Sergei Bodrov on IMDb Culturebase