French acting icon Catherine Deneuve will receive this year’s Chaplin Award in April in New York. The annual gala, hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, will take place April 2. With a career that has spanned five decades and more than 100 films, Deneuve’s roles have included Jacques Demy’s classic The Umbrellas Of Cherbourgh (1964), Roman Polanski’s Repulsion (1965) and later Indochine (1992), which earned her an Oscar nomination and her second César Award. Sidney Poitier received the award last year.
Sundance Selects acquired North American rights to the Christophe Honoré-directed Beloved. The film, which stars Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel, Paul Schneider, and Milos Forman, closed the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and plays here at Toronto in … Read More »
Christophe Honore’s Les Bien-aimés (The Beloved) has been selected the Closing Night film of the 64th Cannes Film Festival. The film will screen out of competition on Sunday May 22, 2011, after the prizes are handed out. Honore’s film … Read More »
Toronto has just gotten underway, but the deals are falling from the sky already. I’m hearing that Wild Bunch is close to making a deal for Music Box to distribute Potiche in the U.S. The Francois Ozon-directed French farce stars Catherine Deneuve … Read More »
Hadopi, the Paris-based agency in charge of policing illegal downloads, has cleared its final legal hurdle. The agency will begin sending 10,000 emails and 3,000 registered letters out daily to people suspected of illegal downloading from September onwards. US experiments … Read More »