Winners at Cannes Festival 2014

Although they were many favorites moviesdirectors and actors to win each category, at the end only one can receive the awardCannes International Film Festival celebrated from May 14th to 25th has its winners and most of them were predicted by many movie critics.

For instance:

  • The movie that received the Palme d’Or, the highest prize awarded at Cannes Film Festival, was Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep,
  • Julian Moore won Best Actress for her performance in Maps to the Star,
  • Timothy Spall won Best Actor for his role in Mr. Turner,
  • Bennet Miller won Best Director for his movie Foxcatcher,
  • The Wonders won the Grand Prix,
  • and the Jury Prize was for two movies: Mommy and Goodbye to Language.

It was not a surprise when Winter Sleep won the Palme d’Or. Nuri Bilge Ceylan, the director of the movie, received the award and in his speech he dedicated it to young people in Turkey and those people who have lost their lives during the last year because of protests in Istanbul.

Julian Moore won Best Actress for her role in Maps to the Stars, a dark Hollywood satire directed by David Cronenberg. The Best Actor award was for Timothy Spall for his performance as a British painter in the British biographical drama Mr. Turner directed by Mike Leigh.

Bennet Miller won Best Director for his movie Foxcatcher, a wrestling drama, one of the most impressive films at CannesThe Wonders, an Italian drama directed by Alice Rohrwacher, won the Grand Prix.           

The Jury Prize was shared between Xavier Dolan’s French drama Mommy and Jean-Luc Godard’s Goodbye to Language, a 3-D art-house film.

Indie Film for 2014: Palo Alto Movie

James Franco

James Franco

Zach Braff, directs and stars the movie Wish I Was Here, a indie film that will debut in the Sundance Film Festival 2014. It’s a comedy drama movie that narrates the story of a straggling father and husband looking for a purpose for his life.

Independent Film brings an important list of 50 quality movies for the 2014 to be enjoy by the cinema lovers. Between the movie that stand up from the list are:

  1. Big Eyes – Tim Burton
  2. Dear White People – Justin Simien
  3. Everything Will Be Fine – Wim Wenders
  4. Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Vinterberg
  5. Foxcatcher – Bennett Miller
  6. The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson
  7. Happy Christmas – Joe Swanberg
  8. The Immigrant – James Gray
  9. Love is Strange – Ira Sachs
  10. Night Moves – Kelly Reichardt
  11. Nymphomaniac – Lars von Trier
  12. The Sacrament – Ti West
  13. Suite Francaise – Saul Dibb
  14. Tracks – John Curran
  15. Wish I Was Here – Director: Zach Braff

Palo Alto Movie

James Franco stars the indie film Palo Alto, directed by the recognized director Gia Coppola. Highlighted in the Venice Film Festival 2013Palo Alto became the first big project for Coppola Jr., who comes from a three-generation family tradition of great directors of the indie film movement.

Emma Roberts (April) together with James Franco (Teddy) stars the love story developed in the community of California. It’s a story full of drama and complication for the young couple.

Trenton Film Festival 2014

Art film brings for 2014 a variety of prestigious new movies directed by important man in the indie film world like Alejandro González Iñárritu and Wes Anderson. Five movies are listed as the promising independent films to be released in 2014:

  • Birdman (directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu): A Hollywood actor tries to be successful in the world of theatre participating in a serious Broadway play.
  • Grace of Monaco (directed by Olivier Dahan): Nicole Kidman starring this movie based of the biography the Hollywood actress Grace Kelly.
  •  Life Itself (by Steve James): It is a documentary based of the life of Roger Ebert, a famous American film critic, journalist and screenwriter.
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (by Wes Anderson): it is a comedy film starring by Ralph Fiennes that relates the story of a young concierge who tries to prove his innocence, after a murder committed at the hotel where he works.
  • Map to the Stars (directed by David Cronenberg): Actors like Julianne Moore, John Cusack, and Robert Pattinson starring this film is about Dr. Stafford Weiss and his family with the archetypical Hollywood dynasty. A famous psychotherapist, a drug addict young son and apyromaniac daughter are part of the story related in this movie.

Trenton Film Festival

New York City and Philadelphia will host the Trenton Film Festival, dedicated to award the indie movies industry. New film of many categories will be exposured, allowing the members of the industry to interact with the art film fans during 6 days. This year the festival will beggin in May 10 until the 14th.

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson, actor

Enjoy the Taipei Film Festival

The Sixth Cross-Strait Film Festival starts in May 31 until June 4, in which some popular Chinese movies and cinema d’ auteur films will be presented. The festival will include seven Chinese movies released this year and that theTaiwanese audience has not watched yet, according to the festival organizers.

This festival will take place at the Huashan 1914 Creative Park’s Spot Cinema only for five days. So, it is a big chance for Chinese people to go and appreciate their home made cinema, especially their home made cinema d’ auteur.

The seven films are Where are we going dad?, which is a documentary about a popular Chinese TV reality show. This film was very popular among Chinese population during the first months of this year.

Other films are romantic comedies such as Ex-Files and Up in the Wind. A romance-dramaBeijing Love Story, will be also screened. In addition, there is a crime movie called Police Diary and a drama known as Forever Youngbased on teenager lifestyles and choices. To conclude, the last movie that will be presented is Dancing in the Room, which is about Chinese youth and their decision to leave their town and go to the city to work.

Tribeca Film Festival Winners

Robert De Niro founded in 2002 together with Jane Rosenthal the Tribeca Film Festival with the finality to celebrate New York City as a major film making center and honoring the attracts of September 11, 2001. As every year since the festival was launched, a panel discussions the independent films presented, that includes documentaries, narrative features and shorts and a family-friendly films program.

Robert De Niro

Tribeca Film Festival (Robert De Niro)

Below DreamsRegarding Susan SontagArt and CraftLand Ho!Ballet 422, were some of the best art films played during the festival celebrated for 11 days, from April 16 through 27 of 2014.

Stuart Ortiz and Colin Minihan, the Vicious Brothers are the writers of “Extraterrestrial”. The film, directed by Mr. Minihan, stand up in the Tribeca Film Festival, telling the story about friends that ventures to a cabin in the wood but the night brings the crash landing of a giant spaceship changing the plans and converting the film in a twist straight out of “The X Files.”

Tribeca Film Festival Winners

Kevin SpaceyAdam Levine and Hailee Steinfeld are some of the personalities that enjoyed of the Tribeca Film Festival where movies like “Zero Motivation” and “Point and Shoot” won best narrative feature and best documentary, respectively, between many others film presented at the festival and awarded as the winners of each categories.