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Another week, another film fest draws to a close. This time Rottterdam! And the winners are…
The latest big event on the international film calendar opened last night, Berlinale 2012. Jury members, Mike Leigh and Jake Gyllenhaal, joked about the role at the opening press conference:
Mike Leigh: “I would suggest that it would be impossible for any of us on this jury to make serious consideration of any of the films without looking at them each their appropriate way as much in a political, social and environmental context as much as in their artistic, cinematic or other merits. We are — if I may so — too sophisticated and intelligent to fail to do that. That is all I would say.”
“I lack real sophistication, so… In that case I would disagree,” Gyllenhaal joked in response. “I agree with you in all other cases.”
See the full scope here.
Which film do you think will win the Best Picture Oscar 2012? The nominees are: The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life or War Horse. WAIT!! Why not save your prediction for the BIFF “Live from the Red Carpet” event on Feb 26th and you might win a prize!! Full details on the events page of our website.
Read all about our BIFF 2012 Warm-up Weekender (Feb 24-26) in today’s Bermuda Sun.
Between now and the Oscars (and BIFF’s Red Carpet Party no less!) on Feb 26, there’s the BAFTAs and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the stars will be out in full force…
As it’s Oscars weekend, for our next BIFFlix on February 25 we are serving up two past Oscar nominees, Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas, in thriller “The Woman in the Fifth.” Get you advance tickets: www.tickets.biff.bm now!
Time: Saturday, February 25, 6pm-7:23pm
Location: Tradewinds Auditorium, Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI), Crow Lane, Hamilton.
Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF) announces that it will host a screening of “The Woman in the Fifth” on Saturday, February 25 as part of its monthly film series, BIFFlixs. The film will be shown in the Tradewinds Auditorium at Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) on Crow Lane in Hamilton.
“Lush puzzler about a frustrated novelist benefits from old-fashioned art-film approach.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
Official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival 2011.
American novelist Tom Ricks (Ethan Hawke) arrives in Paris determined to renew a relationship with his estranged wife and daughter. When the longed- for meeting goes poorly, he ends up in a seedy hostel on the outskirts of the city. Unable to pay for his room and board, he agrees to work as a night guard at a warehouse for the proprietor and spends the hours writing elaborate, imaginative letters to his daughter. One evening, after he’s invited to a literary gathering, Tom meets Margit (Kristen Scott Thomas), an enigmatic translator whose magnetic presence and worldly manner intrigue the down-and-out author. She seduces him, haughtily dictating the time and place of their rendezvous in the Fifth Arrondissment. Their passionate affair coincides with a string of inexplicable events, and slowly Tom’s anxieties and inner torments begin to derange his sense of what’s real…
Running time: 83 minutes. Language: English, French (with English subtitles). Rated R.
indieWIRE weighs in on who will win the Short Film (Live Action) Oscar. This is the category for which BIFF is a qualifying festival!
We have joined with MEF to host an Oscars themed party on the night of the Academy Awards – Sunday February 26. Join us at The Deep to check out the live red carpet action and have a go at predicting the winners for prizes. Get your tickets now http://www.diningbermuda.com for just $25 or see http://www.biff.bm/events for more information.
BIFF Red Carpet Party poster
BIFF is excited to be hosting a full weekend of film-related entertainment from February 24-26 to whip cinema-goers up into a frenzy ahead of the 15th annual Bermuda International Film Festival in March. All money raised by these events will go directly into staging BIFF 2012. Read all about it here