'Between Two Waters' wins Golden Shell at San Sebastián 2018

Benjamín Naishtat wins best director Silver Shell for Rojo.

Spanish production Between Two Waters (Entre Dos Aguas) by Isaki Lacuesta has won the top award at the San Sebastián Film Festival, marking a second Golden Shell for the Spanish director who after claiming the top prize in 2011 for The Double Steps.

Between Two Waters tells the story of two Roman brothers who meet again after years apart, one having spent some time in prison, the other in the army.

The title is a Spanish expression that translates to “neither here nor there”, and is also the title of a classic
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San Sebastian Festival: Isaki Lacuesta’s ‘Between Two Waters’ Wins Golden Shell

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San Sebastian Festival: Isaki Lacuesta’s ‘Between Two Waters’ Wins Golden Shell
San Sebastian — Isaki Lacuesta’s “Between Two Waters” won big at San Sebastian Saturday night, taking its top Golden Shell, the second time the Catalan director has won the award, after 2011’s “The Double Steps.”

Otherwise, the big winner of the night was Benjamin Naishtat’s covert violence thriller “Rojo,” which took director, actor (Dario Grandinetti) and cinematography (Pedro Sotero).

This year’s edition saw a a hugely-raised Hollywood star quotient, a half score or more of A-list talent hailing into town to tub-thump titles: Bradley Cooper (“A Star is Born”), Ryan Gosling (“First Man”), Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma”), Robert Pattinson (“High Life”), Chris Hemsworth (“Bad Times at the El Royale”), John C. Reilly (“The Sisters Brothers”).

As Venice becomes ever more an Oscar platform, movies will now hit San Sebastian three weeks later, often off Toronto, their stars in tow, to capitalize on and push their potential Academy Award glory.
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Movie Poster of the Week: The Posters of the 56th New York Film Festival

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Above: Us poster for The Favourite. Designer: Vasilis Marmatakis.The 56th edition of the New York Film Festival kicks off tonight with the latest by that sly provocateur Yorgos Lanthimos, and my annual round-up of posters for films in the festival kicks off with a slyly provocative poster from Lanthimos’s secret weapon: his longtime poster designer Vasilis Marmatakis. One of two posters by Marmatakis for the film (the other one can be seen here) this one is by far the odder and most subversive.As usual I’ve tried to collect posters for all the films in the festival’s main slate—there are 30 this year—the only two poster-less films being Olivier Assayas’s Non-Fiction and Louis Garrel’s A Faithful Man. Some of these might be familiar from my Cannes round-up, though I’ve tried to post alternatives if they exist. And this year, for the first time,
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Daily free talk series Nyff Live announced by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2018-09-26 22:25:45

A Faithful Man director Louis Garrel and Alex Ross Perry, Jodie Mack and Albert Serra have a Film Comment: Filmmakers Talk with Nicolas Rapold Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced their daily free talk series during the 56th New York Film Festival. Conversations with Morgan Neville, the director of the documentary, They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead on Orson Welles’s The Other Side Of The Wind, which are both screening as Special Events; Monrovia, Indiana director Frederick Wiseman (Main Slate selection), moderated by Kent Jones; cinematographer/photographer Ed Lachman, who also designed this year's festival poster with Jr, Agnès Varda's co-director on Faces Places; Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan (Wildlife) with Mary Harron and John Walsh on being writing partners, moderated by Karen Han, and a Film Comment: Filmmakers Talk with directors Louis Garrel (A Faithful Man), Jodie Mack (The Grand
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Comedy at the double by Amber Wilkinson

Louis GarreI: 'I talked to Jean-Claude and then I realised that we could be a good couple. That's because he has his age and I have got my age and sometimes, for example, I'm much more sentimental than him. Jean-Claude is very dry and rough and tough' Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival Louis Garrel's capricious romantic comedy A Faithful Man (L'Homme Fidèle) is showing in competition at San Sebastian Film Festival. Co-written with veteran Jean-Claude Carrière (The Unbearable Lightness Of Being), it takes a sometimes deadpan, always quirky look at a love triangle between a man (Garrel) who rekindles the flame with an ex (Laetitia Casta) after the man she left him for dies, while being idolised by the dead man's younger sister (Lily-Rose Depp) and trying to strike up a relationship. All under the watchful eye of the deceased's young son Joseph (Joseph Engel).

Speaking at
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'Green Book' boosts awards season prospects with Tiff audience award win

'Green Book' boosts awards season prospects with Tiff audience award win
India’s The Man Who Feels No Pain wins Midnight Madness award.

The period drama Green Book from Peter Farrelly has won the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) 2019 Grolsch People’s Choice Award and bolstered its awards season prospects given Tiff’s recent track record.

Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali star in the tale of an Italian-American bouncer who drives an African-American jazz pianist on a 1960s concert tour of the South. Participant Media produced and financed Green Book through its joint venture with Amblin/Dreamworks, and Universal will release the film in the Us on November 21.

The Tiff audience
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Louis Garrel’s ‘A Faithful Man’ Starring Laetitia Casta & Lily-Rose Depp Flirts With Fun [Tiff Review]

Everyone’s a narrator with a story to tell in “A Faithful Man” (French: “L’homme fidèle”), a movie about love, loss, death, growing up, and the French being casual Af. Co-written, directed, and starring Louis Garrel, the film is steeped in uniquely European sensibilities, and while it doesn’t offend, the logic of the narrative, and the composition of the lead, hamstrings the effort.

Read More: Toronto International Film Festival: 22 Most Anticipated Movies

The picture opens in voiceover above urban Paris, where Abel (Garrel) explains that he thought he was living a good life until the day his girlfriend dumped him.

Continue reading Louis Garrel’s ‘A Faithful Man’ Starring Laetitia Casta & Lily-Rose Depp Flirts With Fun [Tiff Review] at The Playlist.
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Tiff Review: ‘A Faithful Man’ is a Self-Aware, Light-Hearted Romantic Farce

Beginning on a shot of the Paris cityscape–yes, the Eiffel Tower plainly in view and everything that surrounds it–Louis Garrel’s A Faithful Man self-awarely announces itself in the tradition of decades of French cinema; say the kind that the average movie-goer assumes every single film from the country is like. With long conversations, wistful romances, and a deadly earnest piano score, one won’t be unable to see of influence of Garrel’s father on the picture. Yet if not as recognizably personal and hear-ached as those magnificent pictures, the son still shows heavy promise in his second feature.

Short, light-hearted, and easy to follow, A Faithful Man is almost by default the definition of a likable film. Again, an accomplishment for a drama that returns often to the image of a graveyard. And packing a surprising amount in 75 minutes–both a love triangle and a murder
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Louis Garrel Finally Gets His Jean-Claude Carrière Collaboration With ‘A Faithful Man’ – Toronto Studio

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Louis Garrel Finally Gets His Jean-Claude Carrière Collaboration With ‘A Faithful Man’ – Toronto Studio
A celebrated French actor known for The Dreamers and Godard Mon Amour, Louis Garrel recently realized a longtime dream, coming together to write a film with venerated French writer Jean-Claude Carrière. That film, A Faithful Man, examines a couple’s complicated relationship from the time she leaves him for his best friend to her eventual return, after her new lover dies.

“It’s about sex and death, and broken friendship—in general, it’s a French movie,” Garrel joked yesterday, sitting down with Deadline ahead of the film’s Toronto premiere. Working closely with the 82-year-old Carrière—known for collaborations with Milos Forman and Luis Buñuel, among others—Garrel began with a plot by French dramatist Marivaux, eventually starring in his own film, as he has with each of his features.

For Garrel, balancing his responsibilities as director and star wasn’t difficult at all, instead making the entire process easier.
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'A Faithful Man' ('L'homme fidele'): Film Review | Tiff 2018

'A Faithful Man' ('L'homme fidele'): Film Review | Tiff 2018
If you need someone to direct and star in a movie about a forlornly handsome Frenchman caught between two gorgeous femme fatales, better call Louis Garrel.

For his second feature following the likeable Two Friends (2015), the actor turned filmmaker delivers a very New Wave-ish tale of love, sex, death, adultery and picturesque Paris streets, in a movie that seems to pay homage to mid-career Francois Truffaut (especially Stolen Kisses). Short and sweet if ultimately rather trite — although a screenplay contribution from the legendary Jean-Claude Carriere adds some gravitas — this is the kind of French flick that art-house viewers ...
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Louis Garrel Cast In ‘Little Women’ Movie At Sony

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Louis Garrel Cast In ‘Little Women’ Movie At Sony
Exclusive: French actor Louis Garrel, wrote, directed and stars in the A Faithful Man, which will screen at the Toronto Film Festival, has joined Sony’s Little Women remake, which Greta Gerwig will direct from a screenplay she’s writing. Previously announced cast still in talks include Oscar winner Meryl Streep, Oscar nominees Timothee Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, and Laura Dern as well as Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlon, and James Norton. Emma Watson is also in talks to join the cast, replacing Emma Stone, who was previously attached to the project.

Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women follows sisters Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg and their mother in Civil War-era Massachusetts as they navigate growing up, first loves and Christmas without their father.

Amy Pascal to attached to produce the project, along with Denise Di Novi and Robin Swicord. Andrea Giannetti will oversee the production via Sony’s label Columbia Pictures.
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San Sebastián Adds Films by Mendoza, Groeningen, Garrel, Strickland to the Golden Shell Race

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San Sebastián Adds Films by Mendoza, Groeningen, Garrel, Strickland to the Golden Shell Race
Brillante Mendoza’s “Alpha, the Right to Kill,” Felix Van Groeningen’s Brad Pitt-produced “Beautiful Boy,” Louis Garrel’s “A Faithful Man” and Peter Strickland’s “In Fabric” will compete for San Sebastian’s Golden Seashell, the Basque festival announced Friday.

Further new main competition titles unveiled take in Liu Jie’s “Baby” and Tuva Novotny’s debut “Blind Spot.”

The six titles join 12 already-announced competition contenders. San Sebastian has yet to unveil its closing film.

Festival’s official selection – which takes in competition and out-of-competition titles – opens Sept. 21 with Ricardo Darín and Mercedes Morán-starrer “An Unexpected Love.” Playing in competition, the film represents the directorial debut by Juan Vera, Argentine producer of titles by Pablo Trapero and Lucrecia Martel.

Felix Van Groeningen won the Panorama audience award at the 2013 Berlinale with “Alabama Monroe,” Oscar-nominated for best foreign language film. In “Beautiful Boy,” his English language debut, toplining Steve Carell and Timothée Chamalet,
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San Sebastian Festival Adds Six Titles to Competition Lineup

San Sebastian Festival Adds Six Titles to Competition Lineup
The San Sebastian Film Festival on Friday added six titles, including Felix Van Groeningen’s Beautiful Boy and Tuva Novotny’s debut Blind Spot, to the list of candidates for the top prize in its competition lineup.

Louis Garrel’s A Faithful Man, Liu Jie’s Baby, Brillante Mendoza’s Alpha, the Right to Kill, and Peter Strickland’s In Fabric also join the competition.

Previously announced films in the program include the latest works from Iciar Bollain, Claire Denis, Simon Jaquemet, Kim Jee-woon, Naomi Kawase, Isaki Lacuesta, Benjamin Naishtat, Valeria Sarmiento, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Markus Schleinzer, Juan Vera and Carlos Vermut ...
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Paul Greengrass, Jonah Hill Movies Part of Huge Addition to Toronto Film Festival Lineup

Paul Greengrass, Jonah Hill Movies Part of Huge Addition to Toronto Film Festival Lineup
The Toronto International Film Festival has added a lineup of directors that range from Paul Greengrass to Jonah Hill and includes a large contingent of celebrated international auteurs.

The more than 100 additions to the Toronto lineup include Greengrass’ “22 July,” about 2011 terrorist attacks in Norway; Hill’s feature directorial debut, “Mid90s,” with Katherine Waterston and Lucas Hedges in a story of a Southern California teen who discovers skateboarding; “Green Book,” from “There’s Something About Mary” and “Dumb and Dumber” director Peter Farrelly; and Joel Edgerton’s “Boy Erased,” a coming-of-age drama written and directed by Edgerton and starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Lucas Hedges as a teen who is put in a gay conversion program.

The new films span five different sections of the festival: Galas, Special Presentations, Masters, Contemporary World Cinema and Wavelengths.

Also Read: 'Beautiful Boy,' 'A Star Is Born' Highlight Toronto Film
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