2013 Cannes Film Festival
The 66th Cannes Film Festival took place in Cannes, from 15 to 26 May 2013. Steven Spielberg was the head of the jury for the main competition. New Zealand film director Jane Campion was the head of the jury for the Cinéfondation and Short Film sections. French actress Audrey Tautou hosted closing ceremonies. Actress Kim Novak was named guest of honour and introduced a new restored version of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo; the festival opened with The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann and closed with Zulu, directed by Jérôme Salle. The film poster for the festival featured his wife Joanne Woodward; the Bling Ring, directed by Sofia Coppola, opened the Un Certain Regard section. The French film Blue Is the Warmest Colour won the Palme d'Or. In an unprecedented move, along with the director, the Jury decided to take "the exceptional step" of awarding the film's two main actresses, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux, with the Palme d'Or. On the occasion of 100 Years of Indian Cinema, India was the Official Guest Country at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
Seven Indian feature films were premiered among various sections on the festival. Actress Vidya Balan was one of the official Jury of the festival; the first Incredible India Exhibition, a joint participation of the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Republic of India was inaugurated by Indian delegate Chiranjeevi. Steven Spielberg, American film director, Jury President Daniel Auteuil, French actor Vidya Balan, Indian actress Naomi Kawase, Japanese film director Ang Lee, Taiwanese-American film director Nicole Kidman, Australian actress Cristian Mungiu, Romanian film director Lynne Ramsay, Scottish film director Christoph Waltz, Austrian-German actor Thomas Vinterberg, Danish film director, President Zhang Ziyi, Chinese actress Ludivine Sagnier, French actress Ilda Santiago, Festival do Rio director Enrique Gonzalez Macho, Spanish producer and distributor Agnès Varda, French film director, President Isabel Coixet, Spanish film director Régis Wargnier, French film director Chloe Rolland, Syndicat de la Critique Michel Abramowicz, AFC Eric Guirado, SRF Gwenole Bruneau, FICAM Jane Campion, New Zealand film director, President Maji-da Abdi, Ethiopian actress and film director Nicoletta Braschi, Italian actress and producer Nandita Das, Indian actress and film director Semih Kaplanoğlu, Turkish film director The following independent juries awarded films in the frame of the International Critics' Week.
Nespresso Grand Prize Miguel Gomes, Portuguese film director, President Dennis Lim, American film programmer and critic Alin Taşçıyan, Turkish film critic Neil Young, English film curator and critic Alex Vicente, Spanish film journalistDiscovery Award for Short Film Mia Hansen-Løve, French film director, President Brad Deane, Canadian film curator Savina Neirotti, Italian program officer for the Biennale College of Cinema Johannes Palermos, Swedish program coordinator at the Stockholm International Film Festival Lorna Tee, Malaysian film festival consultant and film producerFrance 4 Visionary Award Mia Hansen-Løve, French film director, President Luo Jin, Chinese film critic Eren Odabasi, Turkish film critic Thiago Stivaletti, Brazilian film critic Simon Pellegry, French film critic The following films have been selected for the In Competition section. The Palme d'Or winner has been highlighted; the following films have been selected in the Un Certain Regard section. The Un Certain Regard Prize winner has been highlighted.
Indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as directorial debut feature. The following films were selected to play out of competition: indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as directorial debut feature; the following films were presented in the Special screenings section: The Cinéfondation section focuses on films made by students at film schools. The following 18 entries were selected, out of 1,550 submissions from 277 different schools. One-third of the films selected represented schools competing for the first time, it was the first time for a Chilean film to be selected in Cinéfondation. The winner of the Cinéfondation First Prize has been highlighted. Out of 3,500 submissions, the following films were selected to compete for the Short Film Palme d'Or; the Short film Palme d'Or winner has been highlighted. The Festival uses Cannes Classics to place the spotlight on rediscovered or restored masterworks from the past, or ones that have been re-released in theatres or on DVD; the Cinéma de la Plage is a part of the Official Selection.
The outdoors screenings at the beach cinema of Cannes are open to the public. The line-up for the International Critics’ Week was announced on 22 April at the section's website; the following films were selected:Feature films - The winner of the Grand Prix Nespresso has been highlighted. Indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as directorial debut feature. Short films - The winner of the Canal+ Award has been highlighted. Special Screenings indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as directorial debut feature; the line-up for the Directors' Fortnight was announced at a press conference on 23 April with the following films being selected. Feature films - The winner of the Art Cinema Award has been highlighted. Indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as directorial debut feature. Short films The French film Blue Is the Warmest Colour, directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, won the Palme d'Or. In a first for the competition, the jury decided to award the Palme d'Or to Kechiche and the actresses who star in the film: Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux.
Blue Is the Warmest Colour is a coming-of-age film that tells the story of a lesbian relationship between a 15-year-old girl and an older woman. It has shocked some critics wit
Amy Lynne Seimetz is an American actress, producer and editor. She has appeared in several productions, including AMC's The Killing, HBO's Family Tree and Shane Carruth's Upstream Color. In 2015, she co-wrote, co-directed and executive produced the Starz series The Girlfriend Experience, based on the Steven Soderbergh film of the same name, released to positive reviews and critical acclaim. Seimetz grew up in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area, attended film school at the Florida State University before moving to Los Angeles. There she worked as a nanny, a waitress, a seamstress while learning filmmaking. Seimetz began her film career by producing and directing short and independent films, including Barry Jenkins' Medicine for Melancholy, nominated for Gotham and Independent Spirit Awards after playing at South By Southwest and the Toronto International Film Festival, she acted in Joe Swanberg's Alexander The Last, which premiered at SXSW. She worked with Swanberg on Silver Bullets and Autoerotic, continuing with acting roles in Gabi on the Roof in July, Tiny Furniture, Open Five, Myth of the American Sleepover.
Seimetz's performance in A Horrible Way to Die won her the Best Actress award at Fantastic Fest. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to good reviews, she appeared in The Off Hours. About her, The Los Angeles Times wrote: "Every year, the Sundance Film Festival has a semi-official'it girl' who encapsulates the festival's cocktail of discovery and buzz, but what about someone who embodies the independent film world's sense of community and the pitch-in spirit of collaboration, something like a most valuable player? That prize might well go to Amy Seimetz."The Hollywood Reporter singled Seimetz out as one of the breakouts of Sundance that year: "As a late-night truck-stop waitress and orphaned lost soul, Seimetz invests Off Hours' dead-end world of tiny tragedies with a hidden, hard-won strength." She appeared in Revenge for Jolly!. In 2012, she made her feature directorial debut with the Florida-based thriller Sun Don't Shine, which she wrote, co-edited; the film premiered at South By Southwest to rave reviews.
Indiewire wrote: "Her terrific directorial debut was a brilliant noir exercise with less mumbling than raw brawls. She pinned me to my Alamo Drafthouse seat and the film kept me there for the next 82 minutes."Seimetz is the star of Upstream Color and Pit Stop, both of which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. In February, she was added as a series regular to AMC's series The Killing. In season 3, she plays Danette Leeds, a "hard-living, financially strapped single mother whose 14-year-old daughter goes missing". In June 2014, Starz announced that they had ordered a 13-episode anthology series of the film The Girlfriend Experience, co-written, co-directed, executive produced by Seimetz and Lodge Kerrigan; this came after the film's creator Steven Soderbergh stated: "I think if I were going to run a studio I'd just be gathering the best filmmakers I could find and sort of let them do their thing within certain economic parameters. So I would call Shane Carruth, or Barry Jenkins or Amy Seimetz and I'd bring them in and go, OK, what do you want to do?"
The series was renewed for a second season, Seimetz will continue to produce and direct episodes. In 2017, Seimetz appeared in Alien: Covenant, directed by Ridley Scott, had roles in Lean on Pete, directed by Andrew Haigh, My Days of Mercy, opposite Ellen Page; as of 2016, Seimetz is engaged to filmmaker Shane Carruth. ^I Shared with Claire Sloma, Marlon Morton, Amanda Bauer, Brett Jacobsen, Nikita Ramsey, Jade Ramsey^II Shared with Brady Corbet, David Oyelowo. Amy Seimetz on IMDb
2014 Cannes Film Festival
The 67th Cannes Film Festival was held from 14 to 25 May 2014. New Zealand film director Jane Campion was the head of the jury for the main competition section; the Palme d'Or was awarded to the Turkish film Winter Sleep directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan. The festival opened with the long delayed Grace of Monaco, directed by Olivier Dahan and starring Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, which played out of competition; the restored 4K version of Sergio Leone's 1964 western A Fistful of Dollars, served as the closing night film. Due to European Parliament elections taking place on 25 May 2014, the winner of the Palme d'Or was announced on 24 May, the winning film in the Un Certain Regard section announced on 23 May; the festival poster featured Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni from Federico Fellini's 1963 film 8½, presented in the 1963 Cannes Film Festival's Official Selection, within the Out of Competition section. The Official Selection of films for the 2014 festival, including the line-up for the Main Competition, was announced on 17 April 2014.
French actor Lambert Wilson hosted closing ceremonies. The full jury for the Main Competition was announced on 28 April 2014: Jane Campion, New Zealand film director, Jury President Carole Bouquet, French actress Sofia Coppola, American film director Leila Hatami, Iranian actress Jeon Do-yeon, South Korean actress Willem Dafoe, American actor Gael García Bernal, Mexican actor and film director Jia Zhangke, Chinese film director Nicolas Winding Refn, Danish film director The full jury for the Un Certain Regard section was announced on 11 May 2014: Pablo Trapero, Argentine film director, President Peter Becker, President of the Criterion Collection Maria Bonnevie, Norwegian-Swedish actress Géraldine Pailhas, French actress Moussa Touré, Senegalese film director Nicole Garcia, French actress and director, President Richard Anconina, French actor Gilles Gaillard, French technician Sophie Grassin, French journalist and film critic Héléna Klotz, French film director Lisa Nesselson, American journalist and film critic Philippe Van Leeuw, Belgian film director Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian film director, President Daniela Thomas, Brazilian film director Noémie Lvovsky, French film director Joachim Trier, Norwegian film director Mahamat Saleh Haroun, Chadian film director Nespresso Grand Prize Andrea Arnold, English film director, President Daniela Michele, Mexican film journalist and Founding Director of the Morelia International Film Festival Fernando Ganzo, Spanish film journalist Jordan Mintzer, American film critic Jonathan Romney, English film criticSony CineAlta Discovery Award for Short Film Rebecca Zlotowski, French film director, President Tine Fischer, Danish founder and director of the Copenhagen International Documentary Festival Abi Sakamoto, Japanese head of cinema at the French Institute of Japan Benny Dreschel, German film producer Pablo Giorgelli, Argentine film directorFrance 4 Visionary Award Rebecca Zlotowski, French film director, President Louise Riousse, French film critic Sergio Huidobro, Mexican film critic Andrei Rus, Romanian film critic Guido Segal, Argentine film criticQueer Palm section Bruce LaBruce, Canadian writer and film director, President Anna Margarita Albelo, Cuban-American film director João Ferreira, Portuguese artistic director and programmer of the Queer Lisboa festival Charlotte Lipinska, French journalist and actress Ricky Mastro, Brazilian film festival programmer of Recifest The films announced to compete for the Palme d'Or were named at the Cannes press conference on 17 April 2014.
The Palme d'Or winner has been highlighted. Party Girl, directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, was selected as the opening film in the Un Certain Regard section; the Un Certain Regard Prize winner has been highlighted. Indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as directorial debut feature; the following films were screened out of competition: The following films were presented in the Special screenings section: The Cinéfondation section focuses on films made by students at film schools. The following 16 entries were selected, out of more than 1,631 submissions from 320 different schools. Half of the films selected have been directed by women; the winner of the Cinéfondation First Prize has been highlighted. Out of 3,450 submissions, the following films were selected to compete for the Short Film Palme d'Or. Italian film A passo d'uomo by Giovanni Aloi was removed from the selection because Aloi broke the regulations for the selection; the Short film Palme d'Or winner has been highlighted.
The line-up for the Cannes Classics section was announced on 4 April 2014. Italian actress Sophia Loren was announced as the guest of honour; the Cinéma de la Plage is a part of the Official Selection of the festival. The outdoors screenings at the beach cinema of Cannes are open to the public; the line-up for the International Critics' Week was announced on 21 April at the section's website. FLA, directed by Djinn Carrénard, Hippocrate, directed by Thomas Lilti, were selected as the opening and closing films of the Semaine de la Critique section. Feature films - The winner of the Grand Prix Nespresso has been highlighted. Indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as directorial debut feature. Shorts selection Special Screenings The line-up for the Directors' Fortnight was announced on 22 April. Girlhood, directed by Céline Sciamma, Pride, directed by Matthew Warchus, were selected as the opening and closing films of the Directors' Fortnight section. Feature films - The winner of the Art Cinema Award has been highlighted.
Indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as directorial debut feature. Special screenings Shorts sel
Shane Carruth is an American filmmaker, screenwriter and actor. He is the writer, co-star of the prize-winning science-fiction film Primer, his debut feature, his second film, Upstream Color, was an experimental science-fiction film which he wrote, produced, edited and starred in. He composed the scores for both films. In recognition of Carruth's idiosyncratic and, at times, bizarre filmmaking technique, director Steven Soderbergh told Entertainment Weekly, "I view Shane as the illegitimate offspring of David Lynch and James Cameron." Carruth was born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on January 1, 1972. He attended Stephen F. Austin State University as a Mathematics major. Before becoming a filmmaker, he worked as a developer of flight-simulation software. For his independent film Primer, Carruth wrote, directed and performed one of the two main roles; the film was honored at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival with the Grand Jury Prize and the Alfred P. Sloan Award. Carruth, a former software engineer with an undergraduate degree in mathematics, used his technical knowledge extensively on the project.
On January 21, 2013, Carruth premiered his film Upstream Color at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in the U. S. Dramatic Competition category. Carruth, Johnny Marshall, Pete Horner won the U. S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Sound Design for the film. Keith Kimbell wrote that it was the "most anticipated film in competition", "most critics couldn't stop talking about it"; the film was released via VHX on April 5, 2013. Some of Carruth's music from Upstream Color was featured in the 2016 documentary Tickled. In 2009, David Sullivan, one of the leads in Primer, tweeted that "Shane Carruth's next project, A Topiary, is in the early stages of pre-production". Filmmaker Rian Johnson tweeted that it would feature a "mind-blowing sci-fi script." In 2010, several news sources reported that A Topiary was in the works and that the script had been written. There was a website for the movie which, according to Carruth in an interview to io9, "The website for now is just a place mark as financing has yet to be completed.
I'm cautiously optimistic that this can happen soon and couldn't be happier with the filmmakers that have committed to the project so far." However, the film stalled, in early 2013, Carruth told EW that it was "the thing I wasted my whole life on." Carruth no longer pursues the project. Carruth was rumored to have consulted on time-travel sequences for filmmaker Rian Johnson's Looper, though it was revealed that those sequences were deemed too expensive to shoot. In an "Ask Me Anything" session on the site Reddit, Johnson said "He gave some notes on the script but wasn't involved beyond that, sadly."In 2014, Carruth announced a new film, The Modern Ocean, based on international shipping and the lives of those involved. On August 12, 2015, it was reported that the film was in pre-production, its ensemble cast was announced in November 2015. However, in an interview in 2018, Carruth noted that the film is "not gonna happen anytime soon"; as of January 2016, Carruth is engaged to Amy Seimetz. Shane Carruth on IMDb Interviews Shane Carruth Answers All Our Questions About'Primer,"Upstream Color' and'The Modern Ocean', 2013-04-04, theawl.com Interview with Shane Carruth about'PRIMER'- 07/Mar/04, MakingTheFilm.
Com A Primer Primer, By Dennis Lim Tuesday, October 5, 2004, New York – Village Voice Interview with Primer director Shane Carruth, 2004-10-03, sffworld.comOfficial websites Primer movie website Upstream Color movie website
Jack Alexander Huston is an English actor. He appeared as Richard Harrow in the HBO television drama series Boardwalk Empire, he had a supporting role in the 2013 film American Hustle, played the eponymous Ben-Hur in the 2016 historical drama. Huston was born in King's Lynn, the son of Lady Margot Lavinia and actor and assistant director Walter Anthony Huston, known as Tony Huston. Huston decided to become an actor at the age of six, after playing the title role in a school production of Peter Pan, he attended Hurtwood House, a drama institute. His mother is English and his father is American, his paternal aunt is actress Anjelica Huston, his paternal uncle is actor Danny Huston. His paternal grandparents were American director John Huston and model/dancer Enrica Soma, his maternal grandparents were Hugh Cholmondeley, 6th Marquess of Cholmondeley and Lavinia Margaret. Huston is the nephew of 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley. On his father's side, he has Italian, Irish and English ancestry, is a great-grandson of Canadian actor Walter Huston.
Through his maternal grandfather's father, George Cholmondeley, the 5th Marquess, Huston is descended from Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of Great Britain. Jack's maternal grandfather's mother, Sybil Sassoon, Marchioness of Cholmondeley, was from a Jewish family. Huston started his film career with a small screen adaptation of Spartacus, he went on to having more prominent roles in such films as Factory Girl, playing the American poet Gerard Malanga, the horror film Shrooms and Shrink. In 2010, he played the minor role of Royce King in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, he appeared in HBO's Boardwalk Empire as Richard Harrow, a disfigured World War I marksman turned gangster. On 16 December 2010, it was announced Huston would be made a series regular after appearing in five episodes of the first season. After this he went on to be directed by Al Pacino in the 2011 film Wilde Salome and to having starring roles in Not Fade Away, Two Jacks and Night Train to Lisbon. In 2012, he played the part of narrator on avant-garde musician John Zorn's album A Vision in Blakelight, an homage to William Blake.
In 2013, he appeared as Pete Musane. That year, Huston played Charles Bruno in Strangers on a Train at London's Gielgud Theatre, he will be guest starring in the seventh season of the VH1 television series Eyes Closed, with James McAvoy and Kate Winslet. Huston began dating American model Shannan Click in 2011. Huston and Click have one daughter born in 2013, one son born in 2016. Jack Huston on IMDb Jack Huston on Twitter Interview with Jack Huston in Details
Dallas International Film Festival
The Dallas International Film Festival, presented by the Dallas Film Society, is an annual film festival which takes place in Dallas, Texas in April every year. The most recent Dallas International Film Festival took place from March 30 through April 9, 2017; the next one will take place May 3 through 10, 2018. The Dallas International Film Festival began in 2007 as the AFI Dallas International Film Festival; the 2010 festival was held from April 8 to April 18, 2010, featured twelve official selections, including three world premieres. In 2011, the festival was held from March 31 to April 10, 2011. Opening night was held at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House in the AT&T Performing Arts Center, a location in the Arts District of downtown Dallas; the festival was dedicated to chairman emeritus Liener Temerlin. 2007Target Filmmaker Award - Documentary: New Year Baby Target Filmmaker Award - Narrative Feature: Shut Up and Shoot Me Grand Jury Prize - Documentary: Iron Ladies of Liberia Grand Jury Prize - Texas: A Lawyer Walks into a Bar Student Competition: Redemption Maddie Special Jury Prize - Best Feature Film: Eve of Understanding Best HD Feature: Sharkwater Audience Award - Best Short: The Little Gorilla Audience Award - Narrative Feature: Music Within Audience Award - Best Feature: Darius Goes West Audience Award - Best Feature: Divine Souls2008 Target Filmmaker Award - Honorable Mention: Bad Habits Grand Jury Prize - Best Short Film: The Second Line Special Jury Prize - Best Feature Film: Cook County Special Jury Prize - Special Achievement: Bongo Bong - Ken Wardrop Audience Award - Best Short: A Day's Work2009Target Filmmaker Award - Documentary: Prom Night in Mississippi Target Filmmaker Award - Narrative Feature: Gigantic Grand Jury Prize - Best Short Film: Princess Margaret Blvd.
Grand Jury Prize - Texas Competition: The Other Side of Paradise Student Competition: Hug Grand Jury Prize - Texas Film: St. Nick Special Jury Prize - Best Feature Film: Against the Current Current Energy Filmmaker Award: Crude Audience Award - Best Short: Lucy: A Period Piece Audience Award - Narrative Feature: Skin Audience Award - Documentary Feature: Rock Prophecies Dallas Star Award: Kathryn Bigelow2010Target Filmmaker Award - Documentary: Waste Land Grand Jury Prize - Texas Competition: Hold and Carried Away Special Jury Prize - Special Achievement: Careful What You Wish For - Tim Vogel Special Jury Prize - Documentary Feature: The Last Survivor Audience Award - Narrative Feature: Brotherhood Dallas Star Award: Amber Heard2011 Target Filmmaker Award - Narrative Feature: 5 Time Champion Grand Jury Prize - Best Short Film: The Legend of Beaver Dam Grand Jury Prize - Best Short Film: Crazy Beats Strong Every Time Student Competition: The Robbery Environmental Visions Grand Jury Prize: If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front Special Jury Prize - Special Achievement: The Birds Upstairs - Christopher Jarvis Special Jury Prize - Special Mention for Directing: Green Crayons - Kazik Radwanski Special Jury Prize - Special Achievement: Surrogate Valentine - Goh Nakamura Audience Award - Best Feature: Snowmen2012Grand Jury Prize - Best Short Film: Nani Grand Jury Prize - Documentary: Tchoupitoulas Grand Jury Prize - Texas Competition: Wolf Grand Jury Prize - Narrative Feature: Faith and Whiskey Special Jury Prize - Silver Heart Award: The Invisible War Silver Heart Award: 5 Broken Cameras Audience Award - Best Short: Nani Audience Award - Documentary Feature: First Position Dallas Star Award: Gabourey Sidibe Career Achievement in Costume Design: Bernie Pollack2013 Grand Jury Prize - Best Short Film: Gun and The Devil's Ballroom and Matriarche Grand Jury Prize - Texas Competition: Pit Stop Student Competition: The First Hope Grand Jury Prize - Narrative Feature: He's Way More Famous Than You Special Jury Prize - Silver Heart Award: Small Small Thing Best HD Feature: Azooma Audience Award - Documentary Feature: The Crash Reel Audience Award - Narrative Feature: The Kings of Summer Best Feature Documentary Award: Small Small Thing2014Animated Short Grand Jury Prize: The Missing Scarf Grand Jury Prize - Best Short Film: The Bravest, the Boldest and Easy Grand Jury Prize - Documentary: The Special Need Grand Jury Prize - Texas Competition: Flutter Grand Jury Prize - Narrative Feature: Hellion Special Jury Prize - Short Film: Easy Special Jury Prize - Shorts Competition: Ni-Ni Audience Award - Documentary Feature: Queens & Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo Audience Award - Narrative Feature: Noble Official website Dallas Film Society website Dallas International Film Festival on IMDb
Irving High School
Irving High School is a public high school in Irving, Texas. It was the first high school established in the Irving Independent School District. Irving High School includes, like all the other Irving ISD high schools, wireless internet in the classrooms, a Distance Learning Lab, a laptop program where every student receives a laptop to use while attending. In 2009, the school was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency. Frank Beard, drummer for ZZ Top Blake Beavan, professional baseball player Jim Beaver, actor Demarcus Faggins, former professional football player Marquez Haynes, former professional basketball player Kelvin Korver, American football player David Lowery, film director Trevor Story, Major League Baseball player Tyson Thompson, former professional football player Daryl Washington, former professional football player Irving High School Irving High School Homepage Irving High School