<p>Italian writer-director Paolo Sorrentino drew widespread praise for his visually striking, complex dramas, which included such festival favorites as "The Family Friend" (2006), "Il Divo" (200...
Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino has joined a host of filmmakers who are fighting plans to ban smoking in Italian movies. The country's health minister, Beatrice Lorenzin, is backing plans to cleanse cigarettes from the big screen and declared she wants to see "regulation" of smoking in films.
A group of writers and filmmakers, including The Great Beauty director Sorrentino, have now written an open letter to Lorenzin voicing their fury and accusing the Italian government of censorship.
The letter, published in Italian newspaper La Repubblica, reads, "We have to say that we are shocked and worried that a norm could emerge that would be really ridiculous. The idea that a lawmaker could intervene in the stories of characters that are told in a work, beautiful or ugly as it may be, is very upsetting to our liberal convictions."
Somali Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi, Paul Dano and Michael Fassbender are among the 271 artists and executives who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Actors Ben Foster, Sally Hawkins, Josh Hutcherson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mads Mikkelsen, Lupita Nyong'o and Jason Statham and directors Gavin O'Connor, Paolo Sorrentino and Jean-Marc Vallee are also on the membership list with Hollywood's top casting directors, cinematographers, costume designers, make-up artists, animators, producers, moguls and documentary makers.
Musicians Eddie Vedder and Pharrell Williams have also been invited to join the Academy.
New members will be welcomed into the Academy at an invitation-only reception in September (14).
California Suite co-stars Jane Fonda and Michael Caine are to reunite onscreen in Italian director Paolo Sorrentino's new film Youth. Rachel Weisz, Harvey Keitel and Paul Dano have also signed up to work on the Oscar-winning filmmaker's latest project, which centres on two old friends vacationing together at a hotel at the foot of the Alps, according to Deadline.com.
Sorrentino is currently in demand after picking up the Best Foreign Language film Oscar in March (14) for his acclaimed movie The Great Beauty.
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With so many different awards organizations announcing their nominations one after the other, it's difficult to remember how heavily to weigh each one's picks when filling out your Oscar pool sheet. Generally speaking, the BAFTAs are a fairly safe guide when it comes to the Best Picture category. Since 2008, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts has accurately predicted the Academy's top winners, with (even more impressively) only two discrepancies in Best Picture nominations throughout those five years (both in 2012, interestingly enough). Looking at this latest batch of BAFTA's chief nominees — which includes...
American Hustle,Captain Phillips,Gravity,Philomena,and 12 Years a Slave
— we're not especially surprised by any of the films included in as much as we are a bit displaced over the absence of one of this past year's biggest titles: The Wolf of Wall Street. By now, everyone with his ear close to the conversation is predicting that Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave is a lock for the Best Picture Oscar, but the consideration rarely comes without honorable mention of Martin Scorsese's Wolf. Still, the satirical picture is far from awards fodder. Called far too "extreme" for the Academy's liking, the 3-hour tour de force of mortifying hedonism would be a far cry from an Oscar even without the competition of 12 Years. Instead, as suggested by BAFTA's list of Best Picture nods, organizations are leaning towards the safer, sweeter, more palatable, less controversial, and effectively less good spiritual counterpart to Wolf of Wall Street: American Hustle.
Hustle is a fine movie all its own — it's fun, dynamic, well-acted, and does indeed feel "lived in." But it falls shy of the artistic reach represented by fellow con man epic Wolf, to which comparisons are inevitable (you can hear a terrific discussion on the matter on the latest episode of Fighting in the War Room). While we'd be hard pressed to deny David O. Russell's funny, campy, emotionally charged picture its due recognition of quality, the choice to nominate it for Best Picture over Wolf of Wall Street seems like a statement of fear: "We don't want to nominate that large, messy, outrageous picture that's got everybody all in a huff," mutters a nervous BAFTA. "But what about the one with the hair? That's sorta like Wolf of Wall Street, but cleaner. Jolly good!"
The choice is a scary one, if only that it suggests the possibility that BAFTA has veered away from Wolf of Wall Street due to the volatility associated with the movie rather than due to the quality therein. By this token, would a few more Armond Whites have robbed 12 Years a Slave of its nomination? How about a few more Neil deGrasse Tysons stealing the nod from Gravity?
Hopefully, the Academy will not emulate this aversion to Scorsese's movie — one that more than deserves mention, and would even take home a few trophies in a just system. Peruse the rest of BAFTA's nominations below (which also, obscenely, omit Her in the Original Screenplay category) and share your thoughts on the matter.
BEST FILM12 YEARS A SLAVE Anthony Katagas, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueenAMERICAN HUSTLE Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, Jonathan GordonCAPTAIN PHILLIPS Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De LucaGRAVITY Alfonso Cuarón, David HeymanPHILOMENA Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward
DIRECTOR12 YEARS A SLAVE Steve McQueenAMERICAN HUSTLE David O. RussellCAPTAIN PHILLIPS Paul GreengrassGRAVITY Alfonso CuarónTHE WOLF OF WALL STREET Martin Scorsese
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAYAMERICAN HUSTLE Eric Warren Singer, David O. RussellBLUE JASMINE Woody AllenGRAVITY Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás CuarónINSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Joel Coen, Ethan CoenNEBRASKA Bob Nelson
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY12 YEARS A SLAVE John RidleyBEHIND THE CANDELABRA Richard LaGraveneseCAPTAIN PHILLIPS Billy RayPHILOMENA Steve Coogan, Jeff PopeTHE WOLF OF WALL STREET Terence Winter
LEADING ACTORBRUCE DERN NebraskaCHIWETEL EJIOFOR 12 Years a SlaveCHRISTIAN BALE American HustleLEONARDO DICAPRIO The Wolf of Wall StreetTOM HANKS Captain Phillips
LEADING ACTRESSAMY ADAMS American HustleCATE BLANCHETT Blue JasmineEMMA THOMPSON Saving Mr. BanksJUDI DENCH PhilomenaSANDRA BULLOCK Gravity
SUPPORTING ACTORBARKHAD ABDI Captain PhillipsBRADLEY COOPER American HustleDANIEL BRÜHL RushMATT DAMON Behind the CandelabraMICHAEL FASSBENDER 12 Years a Slave
SUPPORTING ACTRESSJENNIFER LAWRENCE American HustleJULIA ROBERTS August: Osage CountyLUPITA NYONG’O 12 Years a SlaveOPRAH WINFREY The ButlerSALLY HAWKINS Blue Jasmine
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILMGRAVITY Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman, Jonás CuarónMANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM Justin Chadwick, Anant Singh, David M. Thompson, William NicholsonPHILOMENA Stephen Frears, Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward, Jeff PopeRUSH Ron Howard, Andrew Eaton, Peter MorganSAVING MR. BANKS John Lee Hancock, Alison Owen, Ian Collie, Philip Steuer, Kelly Marcel, Sue SmithTHE SELFISH GIANT: Clio Barnard, Tracy O’Riordan
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCERCOLIN CARBERRY (Writer), GLENN PATTERSON (Writer) Good VibrationsKELLY MARCEL (Writer) Saving Mr. BanksKIERAN EVANS (Director/Writer) Kelly + VictorPAUL WRIGHT (Director/Writer), POLLY STOKES (Producer) For Those in PerilSCOTT GRAHAM (Director/Writer) Shell
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGETHE ACT OF KILLING Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge SørensenBLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR Abdellatif Kechiche, Brahim Chioua, Vincent MaravalTHE GREAT BEAUTY Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca CimaMETRO MANILA Sean Ellis, Mathilde CharpentierWADJDA Haifaa Al-Mansour, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul
DOCUMENTARYTHE ACT OF KILLING Joshua OppenheimerTHE ARMSTRONG LIE Alex GibneyBLACKFISH Gabriela CowperthwaiteTIM’S VERMEER Teller, Penn Jillette, Farley ZieglerWE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS Alex GibneyANIMATED FILMDESPICABLE ME 2 Chris Renaud, Pierre CoffinFROZEN Chris Buck, Jennifer LeeMONSTERS UNIVERSITY Dan Scanlon
ORIGINAL MUSIC12 YEARS A SLAVE Hans ZimmerTHE BOOK THIEF John WilliamsCAPTAIN PHILLIPS Henry JackmanGRAVITY Steven PriceSAVING MR. BANKS Thomas Newman
CINEMATOGRAPHY12 YEARS A SLAVE Sean BobbittCAPTAIN PHILLIPS Barry AckroydGRAVITY Emmanuel LubezkiINSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Bruno DelbonnelNEBRASKA Phedon Papamichael
EDITING12 YEARS A SLAVE Joe WalkerCAPTAIN PHILLIPS Christopher RouseGRAVITY Alfonso Cuarón, Mark SangerRUSH Dan Hanley, Mike HillTHE WOLF OF WALL STREET Thelma Schoonmaker
PRODUCTION DESIGN12 YEARS A SLAVE Adam Stockhausen, Alice BakerAMERICAN HUSTLE Judy Becker, Heather LoefflerBEHIND THE CANDELABRA Howard CummingsGRAVITY Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin, Joanne WoodlardTHE GREAT GATSBY Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn
COSTUME DESIGNAMERICAN HUSTLE Michael WilkinsonBEHIND THE CANDELABRA Ellen MirojnickTHE GREAT GATSBY Catherine MartinTHE INVISIBLE WOMAN Michael O’ConnorSAVING MR. BANKS Daniel Orlandi
MAKE UP & HAIRAMERICAN HUSTLE Evelyne Noraz, Lori McCoy-BellBEHIND THE CANDELABRA Kate Biscoe, Marie LarkinTHE BUTLER Debra Denson, Beverly Jo Pryor, Candace NealTHE GREAT GATSBY Maurizio Silvi, Kerry WarnTHE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater
SOUNDALL IS LOST Richard Hymns, Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor, Micah Bloomberg, Gillian ArthurCAPTAIN PHILLIPS Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, Chris Munro, Oliver TarneyGRAVITY Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris MunroINSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Peter F. Kurland, Skip Lievsay, Greg OrloffRUSH Danny Hambrook, Martin Steyer, Stefan Korte, Markus Stemler, Frank Kruse
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTSGRAVITY Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki PennyTHE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric ReynoldsIRON MAN 3 Bryan Grill, Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Dan SudickPACIFIC RIM Hal Hickel, John Knoll, Lindy De Quattro, Nigel SumnerSTAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Ben Grossmann, Burt Dalton, Patrick Tubach, Roger Guyett
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATIONEVERYTHING I CAN SEE FROM HERE Bjorn-Erik Aschim, Friederike Nicolaus, Sam TaylorI AM TOM MOODY Ainslie HendersonSLEEPING WITH THE FISHES James Walker, Sarah Woolner, Yousif Al-Khalifa
BRITISH SHORT FILMISLAND QUEEN Ben Mallaby, Nat LuurtsemaKEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES Megan Rubens, Michael Pearce, Selina LimORBIT EVER AFTER Chee-Lan Chan, Jamie Stone, Len RowlesROOM 8 James W. Griffiths, Sophie VennerSEA VIEW Anna Duffield, Jane Linfoot
Hong Kong director Wong Kar-Wai's The Grandmaster and Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty are among the nine semi-finalists for the 2014 Oscars' Best Foreign Language Film category. Representatives from a record 76 countries submitted their top picks for the Academy Award in October (13), and the longlist has been gradually cut down in the run-up to the 2014 prizegiving.
The contenders were reduced to nine on Friday (20Dec13) and the new list also features: The Broken Circle Breakdown by Felix van Groeningen (Belgium); An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker from Danis Tanovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina); The Missing Picture by Rithy Panh (Cambodia); The Hunt by Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark); Two Lives from Georg Maas (Germany), The Notebook by Janos Szasz (Hungary), and Hany Abu-Assad's Omar (Palestine).
The final shortlist will feature five movies in contention for the big prize and will be announced on 16 January (14), when the Oscar nominations will be unveiled.
The 86th Academy Awards will take place in Hollywood on 2 March (14).
Italian movie The Great Beauty has been tipped for glory at the Oscars after winning big at the European Film Awards (EFA) on Saturday night (07Dec13). The film, also released as La Grande Bellezza, won the coveted European Film award at the ceremony in Berlin, Germany, while also taking prizes for director Paolo Sorrentino and Best Editing. The movie's star, Toni Servillo, saw off competition from Britain's Jude Law to take the European Actor prize.
Last year (12), Michael Haneke's drama Amour dominated the European Film Awards and went on to scoop the Best Foreign Language Film trophy at the Academy Awards.
Other winners at the EFAs included Belgian star Veerle Baetens, who took the European Actress trophy ahead of Hollywood regulars Keira Knightley and Naomi Watts for her role in The Broken Circle Breakdown, and Pierce Brosnan's Love is All You Need, which triumphed in the comedy film category.
Veteran French actress Catherine Deneuve picked up a lifetime achievement award, and Spanish moviemaker Pedro Almodovar was also honoured for his contribution to filmmaking.
During his speech, Almodovar took the opportunity to criticise the Spanish government for slashing funding for the film industry, calling the cuts "insensitive" and blasting the country's "awful cultural policy".
Marion Cotillard and Patricia Clarkson have been added to the jury for the 13th annual Marrakech Film Festival in Morocco. The actresses join director Martin Scorsese on the panel, which will vote for the Golden Star award for best film, as well as jury Best Actor and Best Actress honours.
They will be joined by moviemakers Amat Escalante, Anurag Kashyap and Paolo Sorrentino, and French star Golshifteh Farahani, among others.
The 15 films vying for the top prize are set to be announced next week (begs04Oct13).
The festival runs from 29 November (13) to 7 December (13).
The Cannes Film Festival: where big name Hollywood stars and renowned American directors rub shoulders with the global elite. It's like moviedom's version of the Olympics, filmmakers and performers from around the world spend a week along the beaches of France, showing off their latest work in hopes of generating buzz and finding breakout success.
This year's slate of films sports plenty of recognizable faces: Ryan Gosling reteams with his Drive director Nicolas Winding-Refn for Only God Forgives; the Coen Bros. will show their loose Dave Van Ronk biopic starring Oscar Isaacs, Carey Mulligan, and Justin Timberlake; Steven Soderbergh's HBO movie Behind The Candelabra touts Matt Damon and Michael Douglas; and the "Out of Competition" category boasts Emma Watson's bad girl crime pic Bling Ring and the James Franco-directed Faulkner adaptation, As I Lay Dying. A packed roster.
On top of that, Cannes 2013 also has an eclectic collection of foreign films that look equally fascinating — if they can live side by side with the Hollywood elite, that means something.
Dive in to the full lineup below and watch out for Hollywood.com's coverage of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival when the debuts begin in mid-May:
Opening film: The Great Gatsby, dir: Baz Luhrmann
Closing film: Zulu, dir: Jérôme Salle
CompetitionOnly God Forgives, dir: Nicolas Winding-RefnLa Grande Bellezza, dir: Paolo SorrentinoBehind The Candelabra, Steven SoderberghThe Immigrant, dir: James GrayVenus In Fur, dir: Roman PolanskiStraw Shield, dir: Takashi MiikeNebraska, dir: Alexander PayneJeune Et Jolie, dir: Francois OzonThe Past, dir: Asghar FarhadiInside Llewyn Davis, dir: Joel & Ethan CoenJimmy P., dir: Arnaud DesplechinHeli, dir: Amat EscalanteGrisgris, dir: Mahamat-Saleh HarounLike Father Like Son, dir: Hirokazu Kore-EdaLa Vie D’Adèle, dir: Abdellatif KechicheBorgman, dir: Alex Vann WarmerdamA Touch Of Sin, dir: Zhangke JiaMichael Kohlhaas, dir: Arnaud DespallièresUn Château En Italie, dir: Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
Out of CompetitionBlood Ties, dir: Guillaume CanetAll Is Lost, dir: J.C. Chandor
Un Certain RegardThe Bling Ring, dir: Sofia Coppola (Opening film)Omar, dir: Hany Abu-AssadDeath March, dir: Adolfo Alix, JrFruitvale: dir: Ryan Coogler*The Bastards, dir: Claire DenisNorte, Hangganan Ng Kasaysayan, dir: Lav DiazAs I Lay Dying, dir: James FrancoMiele, dir: Valeria Golino*L’Inconnu Du Lac, dir: Alain GuiraudieBends, dir: Flora Lau*L’Image Manquante, dir: Rithy PanhLa Jaula De Oro, dir: Diego Quemada-Diez*Anonymousv, dir: Mohammad RasoulofSarah Préfère La Course, dir: Chloé Robichaud*Grand Central, dir: Rebecca Zlotowski
Midnight ScreeningsBlind Detective, dir: Johnnie ToMonsoon Shootout, dir: Amit Kumar*
Homage To Jerry LewisMax Rose, dir: Daniel Noah
Special ScreeningsSeduced And Abandoned, dir: James TobackWeekend Of A Champion, dir: Roman PolanskiMuhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, dir: Stephen FrearsStop The Pounding Heart, dir: Roberto MinerviniBite The Dust, dir: Taisia Igumentseva (Cinéfondation)*
Gala Screening in honor of IndiaBombay Talkies, dirs: Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar
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It's been awhile since we heard anything about Sean Penn's nazi-hunting-with-a-twist film, This Must Be The Place. But it looks like the folks over at The Weinstein Company—who debuted a new trailer today for the Paolo Sorrentino (2009's Il Divo) film today—are ready to promote and release the film.
The new trailer is not that different from what we've seen before, but does have more insight into the internal crisis happening with Penn's Robert Smith Cheyenne, aging rocker with a nazi-hunting agenda (naturally). The film debuted to mostly-positive reviews at Cannes in 2011, where Weinstein acquired the North American distribution rights.
The film is the quest of Penn's reclusive Cheyenne as he searches for the nazi who tortured his now-dead father in Auschwitz. There's a big gun (is he going to kill the nazi?), stories of his once-epic career (singing with Mick Jagger!), a lot of Frances McDormand, and the music of the brilliant and always-in-all-white David Byrne. While the film certainly looks different (always a welcome thing given Hollywood's predilection for sequels, prequels and reboots) and is a refreshingly quirky twist on the crime-dramedy scene, we'll let you decide if the film has Oscar-potential for Penn and Co.
This Must Be The Place opens on November 9, 2012.
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The filmmaker will be presented with the 2012 Grand Premio Torino lifetime achievement award, while his comedy The Angel's Share - which won Loach the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in France last month (May12) - will receive its Italian premiere at the annual event.
Meanwhile, Italian director and screenwriter Paolo Sorrentino will head up Turin's international competition jury. The festival takes place from 23 November to 1 December (12).
Debut as writer/director on the short "Un paradiso"
Palme d'Or nomination for "Consequences of Love"
First feature film, "L'Uomo in piu" ("One Man Up")
First English-language film, "This Must Be the Place"
<p>Italian writer-director Paolo Sorrentino drew widespread praise for his visually striking, complex dramas, which included such festival favorites as "The Family Friend" (2006), "Il Divo" (2008) and "The Great Beauty" (2013). Sorrentino's work drew comparisons to such legendary filmmakers as Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni for its focus on changing identities at both the personal level, as embodied by the state of flux experienced by their lead figures, and on a national scope through explorations of Italy's past and present. Sorrentino rose quickly from European favorite with "Consequences of Love" (2004), which starred his frequent collaborator, Toni Servillo, to international acclaim with "Il Divo" (2008), a glossy examination of real-life Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti's controversial career. After making his first English-language feature with "This Must Be the Place" (2011), an eccentric comedy-drama with Sean Penn, Sorrentino earned some of his best reviews for "The Great Beauty" (2013), which reflected on the twilight years of a novelist (Servillo) and his beloved Rome. Paolo Sorrentino's best work offered arthouse cinema at its most visually and emotionally engaging, as well as the promise of greatness to come. </p><p>Born May 31, 1970, Paolo Sorrentino was raised along with his older brother and sister in an apartment in Naples. He turned to film after losing interest in his initial passion - economics - and began writing and directing several short films before making his feature debut with "One Man Up" (2001), about a pair of faded public figures who share the same name. The film earned Sorrentino the Nastro d'Argento for Best New Director, and established him as an important new voice in Italian film. His sophomore effort, the thriller-drama "Consequences of Love," brought him not only a Palme d'Or nomination from the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, but his first recognition from international audiences. Two years later, he offered the flip side perspective of his previous film: while "Consequences" concerned an aging, love-struck businessman, "The Family Friend" (2006) focused on an elderly and unlovable loan shark who lusts after a beautiful young woman. </p><p> Sorrentino took a bold stance with his next feature, "Il Divo" (2008), which presented an unauthorized biographical portrait of Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, whose long reign was marred by various murders and connections to the Mafia. The film won the Jury Prize at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and received an Oscar nomination for Best Makeup and Hairstyling that same year. Sorrentino made his English-language debut in 2011 with "This Must Be The Place," an unusual drama about a former rock star (Sean Penn) who embarks on a hunt for the Nazi war criminal who terrorized his father while imprisoned in Auschwitz. Penn's performance as the obsessed, makeup-bedecked rocker earned critical praise, but the film earned mixed reviews from critics. Sorrentino rebounded in 2013 with "The Great Beauty," a elegiac look at Rome's past from the perspective of an aging writer reviewing his life and accomplishments. The picture topped numerous international critics' lists for best films of the year and took home Italy's first Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film in a quarter-century. That same year, it was nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar. </p>
Works frequently with the same cast and crew, including actor Toni Servillo, cinematographer Luca Bigazzi and producers Francesca Cima and Nicolo Giuliano
Made his acting debut with a cameo in Nana Moretti's "The Caiman" in 2006
Has directed television commercials for Fiat and Yamamay.
Published a novel, Hanno tutti ragione, in 2010 and a collection of short stories, Tony Pagoda e I suoi amici in 2012.
Served as president of the jury in the "Un certain regard" category at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.