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Matteo Garrone on Making a Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’ for All Ages (Exclusive)

Matteo Garrone broke out internationally with “Gomorrah” (2008), considered one of the most realistic mob movies ever made. His English-language debut was dark fantasy/horror film “Tale of Tales” (2015), followed more recently by violent revenge drama “Dogman,” which won the best actor prize at Cannes last year.Garrone’s new live-action adaptation of “Pinocchio” – which just […]

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Palm Springs Film Festival Awards: ‘Shoplifters,’ ‘Dogman,’ and More

The Palm Springs International Film Festival has announced its juried award-winners, with the Fipresci prizes going to “Shoplifters,” “Italy,” and “Cold War.” The three films — all of which premiered at Cannes and won major prizes there — have proven a mainstay of awards season, especially Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or winner. It and “Cold War” […]

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Pawel Pawlikowski’s ‘Cold War’ Wins for Best Film, Director at European Film Awards

“Cold War,” Pawel Pawlikowski’s black-and-white romance set in the 1950s, scooped the prizes for best film, director and screenplay at the 31st edition of the European Film Awards on Saturday.“Cold War” star Joanna Kulig also won the award for best actress. Marcello Fonte, the star of Matteo Garrone’s “Dogman,” won for best actor.Armando Iannucci’s political […]

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‘Cold War’ Wins Big at the European Film Awards

Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Cold War” has been named the best European film of 2018 at the European Film Awards, which were handed out on Saturday in Seville, Spain.The decade-spanning drama, which was inspired by the stormy relationship between Pawlikowski’s parents, also won awards for its director, screenplay, lead actress (Joanna Kulig) and editor.Marcello Fonte won the […]

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‘Cold War’ Is the Big Winner at the European Film Awards, Picking Up Oscar Momentum

“Cold War” was the big winner at the European Film Awards, picking up the prizes for Best European Film, Actress (Joanna Kulig), Director, and Screenwriter (both Paweł Pawlikowski). Best actor went to Marcello Fonte of “Dogman,” while Armando Iannucci’s “The Death of Stalin” was named Best European Comedy.“Cold War” also led all films with five […]

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Roberto Benigni To Star As Geppetto In Matteo Garrone’s Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’

Oscar winner Roberto Benigni (Life Is Beautiful) has been set to star as Geppetto in Gomorrah and Dogman director Matteo Garrone’s live action version of Pinocchio.Garrone will direct his own screenplay, an adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s classic about a living puppet who with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy […]

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Cannes 2018 Spotlights Lives of People on the Margins of Society

Egyptian director A.B. Shawky’s feature debut, “Yomeddine,” didn’t win any prizes at Cannes last Saturday, but in its own profoundly empathetic way, the film might be considered the face of the festival’s 71st edition — one that looked thin on paper, got off to a clunky start but ultimately delivered strong, powerful stories of people […]

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Italy’s Film Biz Pops Out of Cyclical Slump as Three Local Films at Unspool at Cannes

Italy’s film industry is coming out of a cyclical slump, with executives boasting about a burst of innovation, vitality and growth as they talk up the substantial five-feature cinema Italiano presence at Cannes.Indeed, the two Italian titles in the fest’s competition — Matteo Garrone’s “Dogman,” described as an “urban Western,” and Alice Rohrwacher’s “Happy as […]

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‘Dogman’ Trailer: Matteo Garrone’s Latest Cannes Film Is An “Urban Western” About A Gentle Dog Groomer

It should come as no surprise that the latest film from Italian filmmaker Matteo Garrone has been announced as one of the films to premiere at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. After winning the Grand Prix in 2012 for his film, “Reality,” and his 2015 film “Tale of Tales” was entered in the festival, everyone […]

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Cannes Lineup Includes New Films From Spike Lee, Jean-Luc Godard

New movies from Spike Lee, Jean-Luc Godard and “Ida” director Pawel Pawlikowski join previously announced “Solo: A Star Wars Story” at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.Cannes president Pierre Lescure and general delegate Thierry Frémaux unveiled the lineup of the world’s most prestigious film festival in Paris early Thursday morning.Refresh this page for the latest, which […]

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