"A poetic surprise from Lithuania. A haunting, hypnotically shot story about a young woman in love with flying and another teenage girl who encourages her passion." - LA Times
"It's a delightful film with stimulating visuals" - Slug Magazine
"Kavaïté has a gift for lyrical sensuality" - Mike D'Angelo
"An uplifting (literally!) romantic drama" - Michael Arbeiter
"Alanté Kavaïté levels a far more honest eye upon the girls' lovemaking than Abdellatif Kéchiche's animalistic male gaze ... Gorgeous photography filled with beauty and symbolism; strong sound design and score; lead performances impress; honest till the end" - Rob Hunter
"Appealingly simple, poetically conceived teen coming-of-age tale" - The Hollywood Reporter
"It's remarkable, even hours after seeing the picture, how many images Kavaïté is able to compose that stick in your head" - Gregory Ellwood, Hitflix
After Sundance, The Summer of Sangailé will be part of the 2015 Panorama Section at Berlin International Film Festival.
13/01/2015 Awards, In Production
The Man From Oran is nominated for Best french-speaking film.
Tokyo Fiancée is nominated in 3 categories: Best actress for Pauline Etienne, Best cinematography, Best costumes.
Not My Type is nominated for Best director (Lucas Belvaux), Best actress (Emilie Duquenne), Best film, Best screenplay, Best sound, Best supporting actress, and Best original score.
Scouting for Zebras is nominated for Best film and Best actor for Benoit Poelvoorde.
Including Best Picture & Best Director
Magical Girl by Carlos Vermut is nominated in 7 different Goya Awards categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay (Carlos Vermut), Best Leading Actress (Barbara Lennie), Best Leading Actor (Luis Bermejo), Best Supporting Actor (Jose Sacristan), Best New Actor (Israel Elejalde). Results will be announced on February 7.
The Clearstream Affair by Vincent Garenq The Man From Oran by Lyes Salem Tokyo Fiancée by Stefan Liberski Young Tiger by Cyprien Vial 40-Love by Stéphane Demoustier May Allah Bless France! by Abd Al Malik On the Edge of the World by Claus Drexel
"Housebound is breathtakingly hilarious, authentically scary, narratively unpredictable and stylistically confident, so much so that to give any details away in any fashion would spoil the experience; even the poster art for the film carries an excellent misdirect, which makes the final product all the more valuable. But if you like your horror with comedy, Housebound is perfection, delivering hard and brilliantly conceived laughs while still having enough straight-faced and respectful scares to please even the most humorless horror fans." - Ken W. Hanley
The Grand Prix du Jury has been given to The Man From Oran at the
Mediterranean Film Festival which has just taken place in Brussels
between the 12th and the 15th of December.
As the jury expressed with its own words: "In a very subtle manner, Lyes Salem has found the way to raise the problem of betrayed revolutionary values; it's not enough to create a revolution, it is a must to build it up afterwards".
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Gett, the Trial of Vivane Amsalem will be among the five Best Foreign Language Film nominees at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards (January 11, 2015). The nominees were officially announced this morning in L.A. The film directed by Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz, and distributed by Music Box in the US, is also Israel’s official foreign-language Oscar submission.
Aistė Diržiūtė (Auste)
The Summer of Sangaile actress (Aistė Diržiūtė) has been selected by the European Film Promotion (EFP) among Europe's 10 best and brightest young acting talent to be showcased at this year's upcoming Berlinale. Previous shooting star alumni include Daniel Craig (UK - 2000) and Carey Mulligan (UK - 2009). On February 9th, all European Shooting Stars will be presented with an individual award celebrating their achievements, as part of a red carpet ceremony at the Berlinale Palast.
'Girlhood' by Céline Sciamma will feature in the Spotlight section of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The film presented at this year's Cannes Directors' Fortnight, was shown at the AFI Fest in Hollywood, and is distributed by Strand Releasing in the US.
Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz
Directors Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz have been selected by Variety in the Top 10 directors to watch. The directors will be profiled at length in a special standalone issue of Variety appearing Jan. 2, timed to the Palm Springs Film Festival, where several of the films are expected to screen. Those in attendance will be feted at a brunch on Jan. 4 at the Parker Palm Springs. Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem is also Israel’s official foreign-language Oscar submission.
Sundance Film Festival
The fillm 'The Summer of Sangaile' by Alanté Kavaïté will premiere
on the first day of the World Cinema Dramatic
Competition of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Screening details to be announced. "A beautifully shot, really elegantly composed film but filled with young love and fresh characters," for Trevor Groth (Sundance director of programming).
The football horror film, Goal of the Dead has the honour to receive the prize for Best Special Effects at the Fancine Fantastic Film Festival.
The football zombies are very proud to take one of the seven awards given by the Official Jury.
Goodnight Mommy, the psychological thriller premiered at Venice and Toronto International Film Festival is now gathering audiences worldwide. This film has just received the FIPRESCI award at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival within the International Competition section. It's great amount of suspense has captivated the International Federation of Film Critics.
Goodnight Mommy has won this time the Kingfisher Award at the Ljubljana Film Festival, given to the best film of the Perspectives section.
We are pleased to present the words of the jury as follows : "For the condensed complexity of its storytelling, its refreshingly
assertive approach to the critically neglected horror genre, for
retaining several ambiguities at once and for its excellent performances
– particularly that of Susanne Wuest, who for much of the film must
convey so much with so little."