Xie Jin was a Chinese film director. He rose to prominence in 1957. 5, is considered one of the Third Generation directors of China. Most he was known for the direction of The Opium War. Xie was a popular director amongst the older generations of Chinese, with six of his films being voted Best Picture in the Hundred Flowers Awards, he was the only Chinese director to date to be a member of both the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well as the Directors Guild of America. Xie was born in Zhejiang Province, he spent his childhood in his hometown, attended primary school for one year there. In the 1930s, he continued his education. In 1938, he studied there for one year; when returning to Shanghai in 1939, Xie enrolled in Daxia Affiliated High School and Jishan High School. In leisure time, Xie took courses at Jinxing Film Training School, his teachers included Wu Renzhi. Meanwhile, he participated students drama activities led by Yu Ling, acted as Yue Yun in multi-stage play Yue Yun. In 1941, Xie enrolled in the play department of Jiang'an National Drama School in Sichuan, was educated by Cao Yu, Hong Shen, Jiao Juyin, Ma Yanxiang, Chen Liting, among other notable figures.
In 1943, he voluntarily ceased his study and started working in China Youth Play Agency in Chongqing, became stage manager, scenario writer and actor. In 1946, Xie reassumed his study at National Drama School in Nanjing. In 1948, he entered Datong Film Corporation and became assistant director, associate director. After establishment of PRC, Xie enrolled in the research institute of politics of North China Revolutionary University, he became an associate director and a director in Changjiang Film Studio and Shanghai Film Studio. Xie directed more than 20 films in his career, his debut work, Woman Basketball Player No. 5, was the first colored sports film in PRC, which won the silver prize in 6th International Youth Film Festival in 1957, the Silver Hat Prize in Mexico International Film Week in 1958. He staged the original production of the Chinese revolutionary opera, On the Docks in the early 1960s and filmed the story in 1972; the Red Detachment of Women won the Best Picture and Best Directing of the 1st Hundred Flowers Awards, it won the Wanlong Prize of 3rd Asia-Africa Film Festival in 1964.
Two Stage Sisters won the Sutherland Trophy of British Film Institute Awards in 24th London Film Festival. It won prizes in Portugal and Manila international film festivals. However, it was attacked in his home country because it “advocated the reconciliation of social classes.” Xie recalled in the 2002 interview that his parents committed suicide amid the political pressure — his mother jumping off a building and his father overdosing on sleeping pills — and he had to collect their bodies himself. Jia Zhangke remarked it was still risky for Xie to make films about this traumatic period in the 1980s, which he did, when China had started to open up and implement economic reforms. On 23 August 2008, Xie Jin's son died of cancer. Two months on the morning of 18 October 2008, Xie Jin's body was discovered in his hotel room in Shangyu. Hundreds of celebrities and thousands of other people attended his funeral. After he died, Song Zude, known as the King of Media Hype in mainland China, made a series of derogatory statements about Xie Jin.
Millions of people stood against Song Zude in respect of the late Xie Jin. Biography of Xie Jin Xie Jin on IMDb Xie Jin at AllMovie Xie Jin at the Chinese Movie Database Xie Jin at Film Reference "Two stage sisters: The blossoming of a revolutionary aesthetic," by Gina Marchetti Jump Cut, no. 34, March, 1989, pp. 95–106
The Notebook (2013 Hungarian film)
The Notebook is a 2013 Hungarian drama film directed by János Szász. It is based on the first novel, of the same name, of the 1986 prize winning trilogy by Ágota Kristóf. András Gyémánt as One László Gyémánt as Other Gyöngyvér Bognár as Mother Piroska Molnár as Grandmother András Réthelyi as Orderly Ulrich Thomsen as Officer Orsolya Tóth as Harelip János Derzsi as Sutor Péter Andorai as Deacon Miklós Székely B. as Old homeless Krisztián Kovács as Deserter soldier Ákos Köszegi as Hungarian officer Ulrich Matthes as Father The film was first released at the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in July 2013, where it won the Crystal Globe, as well as the Label Europa Cinemas award. In October of the same year it received a Special Mention at the Chicago International Film Festival; the film was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was selected as the Hungarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, making the January shortlist.
List of submissions to the 86th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film List of Hungarian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film The Notebook on IMDb The Notebook at AllMovie The Notebook at Box Office Mojo The Notebook at Metacritic The Notebook at Rotten Tomatoes
Szabolcs Hajdu is a Hungarian actor and film director. He directed more than ten films since 1991. Szabolcs Hajdu on IMDb
Ma vie en rose
Ma vie en rose is a 1997 Belgian drama film directed by Alain Berliner. It tells the story of Ludovic, a child, seen by family and community as a boy, but communicates being a girl; the film depicts Ludovic's family struggling to accept this transgressive gender expression. The film was selected as the Belgian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 70th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee; when the Fabre family move into their dream house with wonderful neighbors, everything seems perfect except for one thing – the youngest child Ludovic wishes to live as a girl. The rest of the family humor her as best they can, rationalizing that Ludovic is only trying to find her identity and will soon be over it. Trouble begins when Ludovic befriends Jérôme, the son of her father's boss, expresses a desire to marry him when Ludovic is a girl; when visiting Jérôme's house, Ludovic enters his sister's room and puts on one of her dresses, not realizing that the sister is deceased and the room was kept in memory of her.
Jérôme's mother sees the rest of the neighbors are horrified. The community turns against Ludovic and, by extension, the rest of the Fabre family. After Ludovic stands in as Snow White in a school play, the parents of the other students send in a petition to have her expelled. Ludovic's father, under strain as an employee of Jérôme's father, is unable to cope and causes conflict within the family. After a bad argument, Ludovic attempts to mend the situation by hiding in a freezer to commit suicide, she is allowed to wear a skirt to a neighborhood party. While the other neighbors greet her warmly, Ludo's father gets fired the next day and finds his house spray-painted with graffiti. Ludo runs out of the house, distraught. Hanna, Ludovic's mother, blames her for everything, she wants to set Ludo straight, so she cuts her hair to make her look like her brothers. Ludo resents her mother for doing this deciding that she wants to live with her grandmother; when Ludo and her grandmother go visit her parents one weekend, the father announces that he has a new job, but it is out of town and they have to move.
At their new house, Ludovic is befriended by Christine "Chris" Delvigne, a young girl who prefers to be seen as a boy. Chris' mother invites Ludovic to Chris' dress-up birthday party, which Ludo attends in a musketeer outfit. Chris, unhappy in a princess outfit, asks Ludo to swap and has the other young party guests force Ludo to do so upon refusal; when Ludovic's mother sees her in the dress, she fears that their troubles are beginning again and lashes out by hitting Ludo until the other party guests restrain her. Hanna follows Ludovic to a billboard where she is shocked to see Ludo in the picture, running away with Pam, the protagonist of a program she used to watch; when she tries to follow her, she falls through awakens at home. She and Ludovic's father assure Ludo that she may wear skirts from now on. In turn, Ludo assures her mother that she never intended to run away with Pam. Hannah, happy to see her, accepts Ludo's identity and says that regardless what she believes to be, she is still her child.
Although internationally presented as a Belgian film because of the nationality of Berliner, its director and co-screenwriter, the film is an international co-production between companies in Belgium, the United Kingdom and France – the majority of the production work was done by the French independent film house Haut et Court and the shooting took place south of Paris, near the commune of Évry. The color timing in the film is significant: it changes as parents exit from the school play, switching to cold blue tones. In the United States the film received an R rating by the Motion Picture Association of America, an unusual decision because the film has minimal sexual content, minimal violence, mild language; those opposed to the rating believe. The film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, it won the Crystal Globe award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Ma vie en rose on IMDb Ma vie en rose at Rotten Tomatoes Ma vie en rose at AllMovie Ma vie en rose at Box Office Mojo Sony Pictures Section on the film Why is Ma Vie en Rose rated R
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
Ferzan Özpetek is a Turkish-Italian film director and screenwriter, residing in Italy. Ferzan Özpetek was born in Istanbul in 1959. In 1976, he decided to move to Italy to study Cinema History at Sapienza University of Rome, he completed his education attending art history and costume design classes at the Navona Academy. He attended director classes at the Silvio D'Amico National Academy of Dramatic Art. After receiving stage experience with Julian Beck’s Living Theatre, he moved to the cinema landscape, by working as a director assistant to Massimo Troisi, Maurizio Ponzi, Ricky Tognazzi, Sergio Citti and Francesco Nuti, his first work was as Troisi’s assistant director for Scusate il ritardo, followed by Ponzi's Sono contento, where he had a small role performing as a “madonnaro". His directorial debut was with Hamam, an Italian and Turkish co-production; the movie, released in May 1997, was presented at the 50th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in the Quinzaine des Realisateurs session. The movie was presented in other international festivals and was sold for distribution in more than 20 countries around the world.
In 1999, he directed Harem Suare, set in his native land of Turkey, telling the tormented love story between the sultan’s favourite and the eunuch Nadir, with the fall of the Ottoman Empire in the background. The story was written by Özpetek himself in collaboration with Gianni Romoli, who produced the movie with Tilde Corsi and their R&C Production company; the film was presented in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as at the London Film Festival and at the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2001, Özpetek directed His Secret Life, starring Margherita Buy and Stefano Accorsi, a sweet and easy to watch drama about homosexuality and bonding and friendship of several kinds of outsiders; the movie won numerous awards including three Globo d'oro and four Nastro d'Argento awards. Facing Windows was his next film, it starred Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Raoul Bova, Filippo Nigro and Massimo Girotti, in what turned out to be his last performance on film. The film won multiple awards including: five David di Donatello, four Ciak d’Oro and three Globo d'oro awards.
The film's success in Italy and the rest of Europe, led it to be distributed by Sony Pictures Classics in North America. Once again pairing up with producers Gianni Romoli and Tilde Corsi, in 2005, Özpetek directed Cuore sacro, which received 12 nominations at the David di Donatello awards, where Barbora Bobuľová won the Best Actress award; the film won the award for production design. His next film, Saturno contro, was released in 2007, it featured a rich cast: Pierfrancesco Favino, Luca Argentero, Isabella Ferrari and Ambra Angiolini, Margherita Buy and Stefano Accorsi with whom he worked with earlier, in Le fate ignoranti. The movie won five Globo d'oro and four Nastro d'Argento awards. Angiolini, in her acting debut, won the David di Donatello award for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role; that same year, Özpetek served on the jury at the 64th Venice International Film Festival. He directed commercial ads, including a spot for the AIRL that featured Isabella Ferrari. In 2008, Özpetek ended his partnership with producers Romoli and Corsi, started a new one with Domenico Procacci and his Fandango company.
For the first time, he began work on a movie, not based on his own original story idea. The film was based on a novel written by Melania Gaia Mazzucco called Un giorno perfetto; the film version of Un giorno Perfetto starred Isabella Ferrari and Valerio Mastandrea and was presented at the 65th Venice International Film Festival. It grossed 3 million euro at the box-office. In 2008, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, dedicated a retrospective on him, screening all of his movies, he has been one of the few Italian directors to be given this honour. In April 2009, he directed a short movie called Nonostante tutto è Pasqua, a segment of the project L’Aquila 2009 - Cinque registi tra le macerie, in which multiple directors took on subjects regarding the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake. Özpetek's short was dedicated to an aspiring singer who died in her house's rubble. His next film Mine Vaganti was released in 2010, it was co-written with Ivan Cotroneo and stars Riccardo Scamarcio, Alessandro Preziosi, Nicole Grimaudo and Ennio Fantastichini.
It is a comedy concerning the family issues of a household in Lecce. This is one of the few movies Özpetek has set outside Rome, a city close to his heart. On 22 May 2010 the city of Lecce declared Özpetek honorary citizen; the movie was presented out of competition at the 70th edition of the Berlinale as well as at the Tribeca Film Festival 2010, getting a special recognition of the jury. In 2011, he was asked to direct Giuseppe Verdi's "La traviata" at San Carlo Opera House, performed in December 2012, starring Carmen Giannattasio and Saimir Pirgu, it filmed for TV by Unitel Classica, Pal DVD release in Italian company CG Entertainment. Cebimdeki Yabancı Il tenente dei carabinieri Il maestro del terrore La Scorta Anche i commercialisti hanno un'anima Il Branco Rosso Istanbul - Mondadori - ISBN 978-88-04-63346-4 Sei la mia vita - Mondadori - ISBN 978-88-04-65301-1 Only awards won for best direction or best film are included. 2008. Italian Medal of Merit. Biyografi.net - Biography of Ferzan Özpetek Biyografi.info - Biographies: Ferzan Özpetek Official website Ferzan Özpetek on IMDb
Mariano Barroso is a Spanish film director and screenwriter. He has directed 19 films since 1982, his 1996 film Éxtasis was entered into the 46th Berlin International Film Festival. Since 9 June 2018, he is the President of the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences. Éxtasis In the Time of the Butterflies Mariano Barroso on IMDb