Tony Gatlif is a French film director of Romani ethnicity who works as a screenwriter, composer and producer. Gatlif was born in Algiers to a Kabyle father and a Romani mother, after his childhood there, Gatlif arrived in France in 1960 following the Algerian War of Independence. Gatlif struggled for years to break into the industry, playing in several theatrical productions until directing his first film, La Tête en ruine. He followed it with the 1979 La Terre au ventre, a story of the Algerian War of Independence, since the 1981 film Corre, Gatlifs work has been focused on the Romani people of Europe, from whom he partially traces his descent. After making Gaspard et Robinson in 1990, Gatlif spent 1992 and 1993 shooting Latcho Drom and this feature-length musical film, often mislabelled as a documentary, deals with gypsy culture throughout the world around the theme of their music and dance. For Vincent Ostria, journalist at the Cahiers du Cinéma, a year later, Gatlif brought the world of the author J. M. G.
Le Clézio to the screen in Mondo and his 2004 film Exils, won the Best Director Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. His film Transylvania premiered at Cannes in May 2006, tony Gatlif at the Internet Movie Database Interview
Bertrand Blier is a French film director and writer. His 1978 film Get Out Your Handkerchiefs won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 51st Academy Awards and he is the son of famous French actor Bernard Blier. His 1996 film Mon Homme was entered into the 46th Berlin International Film Festival and his 2005 film How Much Do You Love Me. was entered into the 28th Moscow International Film Festival where he won the Silver George for Best Director. A defence of Bliers work until 2000 was written by Sue Harris, Queen Mary College, with his former wife Françoise, to whom he was married for twenty years, he has a daughter named Béatrice. He has a son, Léonard, born 1993, with actress Anouk Grinberg and he is married to actress Farida Rahouadj, with whom he has a daughter named Leila. 1997, Les Côtelettes 2010, Désolé pour la moquette,1972, Les Valseuses 1981, Beau-père 1997, Les Côtelettes 1998, Existe en blanc 2001, Pensées, répliques et anecdotes 2010, Désolé pour la moquette.
Bertrand Blier at the Internet Movie Database
Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y Gómez and Easter Island in Oceania. Chile claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres of Antarctica, the arid Atacama Desert in northern Chile contains great mineral wealth, principally copper. Southern Chile is rich in forests and grazing lands, and features a string of volcanoes and lakes, the southern coast is a labyrinth of fjords, canals, twisting peninsulas, and islands. Spain conquered and colonized Chile in the century, replacing Inca rule in northern and central Chile. After declaring its independence from Spain in 1818, Chile emerged in the 1830s as a relatively stable authoritarian republic, in the 1960s and 1970s the country experienced severe left-right political polarization and turmoil.
The regime, headed by Augusto Pinochet, ended in 1990 after it lost a referendum in 1988 and was succeeded by a coalition which ruled through four presidencies until 2010. Chile is today one of South Americas most stable and prosperous nations and it leads Latin American nations in rankings of human development, income per capita, state of peace, economic freedom, and low perception of corruption. It ranks high regionally in sustainability of the state, Chile is a founding member of the United Nations, the Union of South American Nations and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States. There are various theories about the origin of the word Chile, another theory points to the similarity of the valley of the Aconcagua with that of the Casma Valley in Peru, where there was a town and valley named Chili. Another origin attributed to chilli is the onomatopoeic cheele-cheele—the Mapuche imitation of the warble of a locally known as trile. The Spanish conquistadors heard about this name from the Incas, Almagro is credited with the universalization of the name Chile, after naming the Mapocho valley as such.
The older spelling Chili was in use in English until at least 1900 before switching over to Chile, stone tool evidence indicates humans sporadically frequented the Monte Verde valley area as long as 18,500 years ago. About 10,000 years ago, migrating Native Americans settled in fertile valleys, settlement sites from very early human habitation include Monte Verde, Cueva del Milodon and the Pali Aike Craters lava tube. They fought against the Sapa Inca Tupac Yupanqui and his army, the result of the bloody three-day confrontation known as the Battle of the Maule was that the Inca conquest of the territories of Chile ended at the Maule river. The next Europeans to reach Chile were Diego de Almagro and his band of Spanish conquistadors, the Spanish encountered various cultures that supported themselves principally through slash-and-burn agriculture and hunting. The conquest of Chile began in earnest in 1540 and was carried out by Pedro de Valdivia, one of Francisco Pizarros lieutenants, who founded the city of Santiago on 12 February 1541.
Although the Spanish did not find the gold and silver they sought, they recognized the agricultural potential of Chiles central valley
Story of Women
The film premiered at the 45th Venice International Film Festival, in which Isabelle Huppert was awarded the prize for best actress. It has been cited as a favorite by filmmaker John Waters, under the German military administration in occupied France during World War II. Paul Latour is a prisoner of war in Germany and his wife Marie lives hand-to-mouth with their two children in a squalid flat, a neighbour, whose husband is in Germany, has fallen pregnant and is trying to lose the baby. Other women come to her and she starts charging, Marie confessed to wanting to be a famous singer. Despite her husbands return, she will not resume relations and she sees him as emasculated, and less than a man. Although he cannot find work, he rents a bigger flat so that the two can have some privacy, Marie not only has more space for her illicit business but lets a prostitute use a room during the day. She starts an affair with a collaborator. When one of the abortions goes wrong, the woman dies, Marie shrugs off the tragedy and hires a maid to help, suggesting that part of her duties can be to sleep with Paul.
After returning home early and witnessing Marie and her lover asleep together, he sends an anonymous denunciation to the police, a recent law of the Vichy régime, determined to enforce morality and stop population decline, has made abortion a treasonable crime. Marie is condemned to death and guillotined, before being arrested, she visits a music teacher, who tells her that she was a great voice, fulfilling both prophecies of the fortune teller. In 1990 it won the Sant Jordi Award, the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Film and was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Isabelle Huppert on screen and stage 1988 in film Cinema of France French films of 1988 Story of Women at the Internet Movie Database Story of Women at AllMovie
The Swindle (1997 film)
The Swindle is a 1997 French crime-comedy film directed by Claude Chabrol that starred Isabelle Huppert. Victor and Betty are small-time confidence tricksters operating from a van who specialise in business conventions. Betty lures a delegate to a room, where she slips him knock-out drops. Victor joins her and they go through his cash, credit cards, Victors golden rule is never to be greedy, instead taking just a bit from each victim. Betty enjoys exercising her powers of attraction and gets more ambitious and she starts an affair with Maurice, who is a courier for money launderers and has to deliver an attaché case to the Caribbean. Victor reluctantly joins her plot and on the aeroplane they switch Maurices case, when Maurices contacts find they have been swindled, they first torture him to death and go looking for Victor and Betty. After the two have undergone some brutal questioning, they hand over the case with 2.8 million Swiss francs in it. Fooled by Victors golden rule, the let the pair go.
Victor, cross with Betty for stepping out of their league and endangering their lives and she tracks him down at his Swiss hideaway and in the end the two make it up
Bertrand Tavernier is a French director, screenwriter and producer. Tavernier was born in Lyon, the son of Geneviève and René Tavernier and he says that his fathers publishing of a wartime resistance journal and aid to anti-Nazi intellectuals shaped his moral outlook as an artist. According to Tavernier, his father believed that words were as important, Tavernier wanted to become a filmmaker since the age of 13 or 14 years. He claims that his influences include filmmakers John Ford, William Wellman, Jean Renoir, Jean Vigo. Tavernier was influenced by the 1968 general strike in France and he associated with the OCI between 1973 and 1975, and was particularly struck by the writing of Leon Trotsky. The first film director with whom he worked was Jean-Pierre Melville, his first film won the Prix Louis Delluc and the Silver Bear – Special Jury Prize award at the 24th Berlin International Film Festival. He won the BAFTA for best film in a other than English in 1990 for Life and Nothing But. In 1995, his film LAppât won the Golden Bear Award at the 45th Berlin International Film Festival, four years later, his film It All Starts Today won an Honourable Mention at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival.
His film The Princess of Montpensier competed for the Palme dOr at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, Tavernier was married to screenwriter Claudine OHagen from 1965 to 1980. Their son, Nils Tavernier, works as both a director and actor and their daughter, Tiffany Tavernier, is a novelist and assistant director. Bertrand Tavernier at the Internet Movie Database Senses of Cinema, Great Directors Critical Database Emily Zants, Bertrand Tavernier, Fractured Narrative and Bourgeois Values, The Scarecrow Press, Inc. Lanham, MD, and London. com Bertrand Tavernier in Conversation with Melinda Camber Porter PDF
Tell No One
Tell No One is a 2006 French thriller film directed by Guillaume Canet and based on the novel of the same name by Harlan Coben. Alexandre Beck is a doctor who has slowly been putting his back together after his wife Margot was murdered by a serial killer. Eight years on, Alex is doing well, until he finds himself implicated in a double homicide, which has plenty of evidence pointing to him as the killer – though he knows nothing of the crimes. The same day, Alex receives an email that appears to be from Margot, the message warns Alex that they are both being watched. He struggles to stay one step ahead of the law, while henchmen intimidate Alexs friends into telling them whatever they might know about him – the henchmen eventually kill one of them, Charlotte. In the meantime, Alexs sister Anne persuades her well-off wife Hélène to hire an attorney, Élisabeth Feldman. It is gradually revealed that Margot is apparently still alive and she attempts to arrange a meeting with Alex by sending him an email which he must read in an internet cafe to avoid being spied on.
Before this meeting, a warrant is issued for Alexs arrest for the murder of Charlotte and he goes on the run whilst his friends and lawyers struggle to find out the truth about the murder, as well as Margots reappearance. Alex, chased by police officers, is rescued by Bruno, the mysterious henchmen reappear to prevent Alexs meeting with his wife, but he is rescued once again by Bruno. Margot is seen almost escaping on a flight to Buenos Aires, the lawyer, proves that Alex has an alibi for the murder of Charlotte, thanks to eyewitness accounts at the internet cafe. Alex noted the numerous mysteries about his wifes death – mysterious photos of her covered in bruises and traces of heroin in her body and he soon discovers the truth that Margots father faked his daughters death. Her father explains that he walked in on the beating and shot Philippe, the elder Neuville hired thugs to kill Margot. Margots father knew this because he tapped the phone call, so he doubled the payout for one of the thugs to fake Margots murder instead, kill the other thug, and knock out Alex in the process.
Margots father shot the second thug and buried both, used the body of a heroin addict to stand in for Margots. Police, listening in on the confession, attempt to arrest him. Margots father shoots himself dead before he can be arrested and his actions have ensured that she will never be suspected. Finally, Philippes father is arrested, and Alex and Margot reunite at the lake where they fell in love as children. The script made several alterations to the book, a torture expert changed from an Asian male to a female