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
Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos
Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos is a Brazilian actor. He is best known for his performance as Drauzio Varella in Carandiru. Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos on IMDb
Capricious Summer is a 1968 Czechoslovak comedy film directed by Jiří Menzel. It is based on the novel Rozmarné léto by the Czech writer Vladislav Vančura, it was listed to compete at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival, but the festival was cancelled due to the events of May 1968 in France. The film depicts a humorous story of three men, a colonel, a priest and a bath-keeper, during rainy summer days. Rudolf Hrušínský as Antonín Dura Vlastimil Brodský as Major Hugo František Řehák as priest / abbé / canon Roch Míla Myslíková as Kateřina Durová Jana Preissová as Anna Jiří Menzel as Arnoštek Bohuš Záhorský as old man Vlasta Jelínková as housemaid Alois Vachek as man in a pub Bohumil Koska as man in a pub Karel Hovorka as man in a pub Antonín Pražák as policeman Pavel Bosek as Mayor Capricious Summer on IMDb Koresky, Michael. "Criterion Collection Essay". Retrieved 27 April 2012
True Friends (film)
True Friends is a 1954 dramatic comedy film directed by Mikhail Kalatozov. Alexander and Vasily are three old friends, who now see each other as they are busy with their professional life, they embark on long-planned voyage on a raft down the Volga river, which turns into a series of comical accidents but strengthens their friendship. Vasili Merkuryev as Vasili Nestratov Boris Chirkov as Boris Chizhov Aleksandr Borisov as Alexander Lapin Alexey Gribov as Nekhoda Mikhail Pugovkin as club entertainer True Friends was made in the aftermath of the death of Joseph Stalin, when political control over Soviet cinema relaxed considerably. Josephin Woll wrote that "his death liberated director Kalatozov... True Friends was his first Thaw project." Its script was submitted for approval in 1952, but it was only authorized for filming after Stalin's passing away. With 30.9 million tickets sold, True Friends was the seventh highest-grossing Soviet film of 1954. Together with Salt of the Earth, it was Ex aequo awarded the Crystal Globe in the 1954 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
The New York Times critic wrote that the film "makes for a relaxed and sometimes infectious adventure." Mira and Antonin Liehm commented that "it is incredible how fresh and new this film seemed, with its tame satirical theme." John Wakeman regarded it as a "subtle and very funny satire". David C. Gillespie opined that it is "an important successful attempt... in addressing the legacy of Stalinism and its effects on the psyche and behaviour of people." Josephine Woll concluded that True Friends "broke little new ground", reflecting the slow start of the Thaw in 1954, but that it satisfied the audience's "hunger" for films that, "banal plot and schematic characters notwithstanding, portrayed their life with some veracity." True Friends on the IMDb. True Friends on kino-teatr.ru. True Friends on kinoros.ru
2nd Grande Prêmio Cinema Brasil
The 2nd Grande Prêmio Cinema Brasil ceremony, presented by the Ministry of Culture of Brazil, honored the best audiovisual productions of 2000 and took place on February 10, 2001, at the Palácio Quitandinha in the city of Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro beginning at 8:30 p.m. BRT. During the ceremony, the Ministry of Culture presented the Grande Prêmio Cinema Brasil in 18 categories; the ceremony, televised by TV Cultura and Televisão Educativa, was directed by Bia Lessa and hosted by stylist Felipe Veloso. Eu, Tu, Eles and O Auto da Compadecida, each receiving four awards, becoming the most award winners of the ceremony. Other feature film winners included Villa-Lobos – Uma Vida de Paixão and Castelo Rá-Tim-Bum with one award each. Hans Staden was the second film which did not won any award; the ceremony was held on February 10, 2001, at the Palácio Quitandinha, a former luxury resort hotel in Petrópolis, State of Rio de Janeiro, beginning at 8:30 p.m. BRT. Televised by TV Cultura and Televisão Educativa, the ceremony was directed by Bia Lessa and hosted by stylist Felipe Veloso.
The ceremony started by honoring Sônia Braga, Renato Aragão and Nelson Pereira dos Santos who were hailed by Caetano Veloso, Mangueira members and by former collaborators respectively. It was followed by the awards which were handed by personalities—including singers Marina Lima and MV Bill, philosopher Gerd Bornheim, sprinter Robson Caetano, journalist Pedro Bial—called onstage by Veloso to make a statement about cinema while the winner was announced on the screen. Winners are highlighted in boldface. List of Brazilian films of 2000 2001 in film
2000 Cannes Film Festival
The 53rd Cannes Film Festival started on 14 May and ran until 25 May 2000. French film director and producer Luc Besson was the Jury President; the Palme d'Or went to the Danish film Dancer in the Dark by Lars von Trier. The festival opened with Vatel, directed by Roland Joffé and closed with Stardom, directed by Denys Arcand. Virginie Ledoyen was the mistress of ceremonies; the following people were appointed as the Jury for the feature films of the 2000 Official Selection: Luc Besson Jury President Jonathan Demme Nicole Garcia Jeremy Irons Mario Martone Patrick Modiano Arundhati Roy Aitana Sanchez-Gijon Kristin Scott Thomas Barbara Sukowa The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 2000 Un Certain Regard: Jane Birkin Jan Schulz-Ojala José Maria Prado Marc Voinchet Marie-Noëlle Tranchant Noël Tinazzi The following people were appointed as the Jury of the Cinéfondation and short films competition: Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne President Abderrahmane Sissako Claire Denis Francesca Comencini Mira Sorvino The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 2000 Camera d'Or: Otar Iosseliani President Caroline VIe-Toussaint Céline Panzolini Eric Moulin Fabienne Bradfer Martial Knaebel Solveig Anspach Yorgos Arvanitis The following feature films competed for the Palme d'Or: The following films were selected for the competition of Un Certain Regard: The following films were selected to be screened out of competition: The following films were selected for the competition of Cinéfondation: The following short films competed for the Short Film Palme d'Or: The following films were screened for the 39th International Critics' Week:Feature film competition Short film competition The following films were screened for the 2000 Directors' Fortnight: Short films The following films and people received the 2000 Official selection awards:In Competition Palme d'Or: Dancer in the Dark by Lars von Trier Grand Prix: Devils on the Doorstep by Jiang Wen Best Director: Edward Yang for Yi Yi Best Screenplay: Nurse Betty by James Flamberg, John C. Richards Best Actress: Björk for Dancer in the Dark Best Actor: Tony Leung Chiu Wai for Fa yeung nin wa Jury Prize: Songs from the Second Floor by Roy Andersson Blackboards by Samira MakhmalbafUn Certain Regard Un Certain Regard Award: Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her by Rodrigo Garcia Un Certain Regard - Special Mention: Me You Them by Andrucha WaddingtonCinéfondation First Prize: Five Feet High and Rising by Peter Sollett Second Prize: Dessert by Amit Sakomski & Kiss It Up to God by Caran Hartsfield Third Prize: Course de nuit by Chuyên Bui Thac & Indien by Pernille Fischer ChristensenGolden Camera Caméra d'Or: Djomeh by Hassan Yektapanah A Time for Drunken Horses by Bahman GhobadiShort Films Short Film Palme d'Or: Shadows by Raymond Red FIPRESCI Prizes Eureka by Shinji Aoyama A Time for Drunken Horses by Bahman Ghobadi Commission Supérieure Technique Technical Grand Prize: Christopher Doyle & Mark Lee Ping Bin, William Chang in In the Mood for LoveEcumenical Jury Prize of the Ecumenical Jury: Eureka by Shinji AoyamaAward of the Youth Foreign Film: Girlfight by Karyn Kusama French Film: Saint-Cyr by Patricia Mazuy Special Award: Krámpack by Cesc GayAwards in the frame of International Critics' Week Canal+ Award: To Be Continued... by Linus Tunström Young Critics Award - Best Short: Faux contact by Eric Jameux Young Critics Award - Best Feature: Amores perros by Alejandro González IñárrituAwards in the frame of Directors' Fortnight Kodak Short Film Award: Salam by Souad El-Bouhati Kodak Short Film Award - Special Mention C'est pas si compliqué by Xavier De Choudens Gras Savoye Award: Le mur by Faouzi BensaïdiAssociation Prix François Chalais François Chalais Award: Kippur by Amos Gitai INA: Opening of the 2000 Festival INA: List of winners of the 2000 festival and interviews 2000 Cannes Film Festival Official website Retrospective 2000 Cannes Film Festival 2000 at Internet Movie Database
Year of the Devil
Year of the Devil is a 2002 Czech mockumentary film directed by Petr Zelenka. It stars musicians who act as themselves: Czech folk music band Čechomor and poets Jaromír Nohavica, Karel Plihal and British musician and composer Jaz Coleman; the soundtrack includes two pieces by the Killing Joke: Frenzy and Exorcism. Dutch documentary film director, Jan Holman, goes to the Czech Republic to make a film about curing alcoholism. At an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting he finds a man named Jaromir Nohavica. Another friend of Nohavica, Karel Plihal, becomes mute, Nohavica decides to start a tour with the band Čechomor to help cure him; when Jan Holman follows with his camera in tow, he finds many inexplicable events along the way. It was awarded the Crystal Globe at the 37th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and won the Findling Award and the FIPRESCI Prize at the Cottbus Film Festival of Young East European Cinema in 2002. In 2003 it won 6 Czech Lions, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Editing, was nominated for 5 more, including Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography.
In the same year it won the Prize Trieste at the Trieste Film Festival. Official pages of the film Official pages of the film Rok ďábla on IMDb