Cinema of France http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23884/all en Depardieu skips French court to prep for Strauss-Kahn role http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/depardieu-skips-french-court-prep-strauss-kahn-role <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Garrulous actor already in spotlight over tax row</p> <p>* Drink driving case will now go to full trial</p> <p>* Could face up to two years in prison</p> <p>By Alexandria Sage</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - French film star Gerard Depardieu<br /> failed to show up in court to face drink driving charges on<br /> Tuesday because he was preparing to play disgraced former IMF<br /> chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in a film, his lawyer said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/depardieu-skips-french-court-prep-strauss-kahn-role" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of France Cyrano de Bergerac Dominique Strauss-Kahn Employment Relation Entertainment Gérard Depardieu Gerard Depardieu Guillaume Depardieu Indictment Person Career Person Location Quotation Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:53:02 +0000 5731493 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters People News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-people-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current people news briefs.</p> <p>"Snakes on a Plane" director David R. Ellis dies in South Africa</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - David R. Ellis, the child actor and former stuntman who went on to direct gory films including "Snakes on a Plane", has been found dead in a Johannesburg hotel. Ellis, 60, was last seen alive in a restaurant on Saturday. His body was discovered in a bathroom by a hotel manager at the weekend. There was no indication of foul play or robbery, police said in a statement on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-people-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of France Entertainment Gérard Depardieu Police Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:15:50 +0000 5731849 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters People News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-people-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current people news briefs.</p> <p>"Snakes on a Plane" director David R. Ellis dies in South Africa</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - David R. Ellis, the child actor and former stuntman who went on to direct gory films including "Snakes on a Plane", has been found dead in a Johannesburg hotel. Ellis, 60, was last seen alive in a restaurant on Saturday. His body was discovered in a bathroom by a hotel manager at the weekend. There was no indication of foul play or robbery, police said in a statement on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-people-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of France Dominique Strauss-Kahn Entertainment Gérard Depardieu Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 05:15:45 +0000 5731966 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters People News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-people-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current people news briefs.</p> <p>"Snakes on a Plane" director David R. Ellis dies in South Africa</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - David R. Ellis, the child actor and former stuntman who went on to direct gory films including "Snakes on a Plane", has been found dead in a Johannesburg hotel. Ellis, 60, was last seen alive in a restaurant on Saturday. His body was discovered in a bathroom by a hotel manager at the weekend. There was no indication of foul play or robbery, police said in a statement on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-people-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of France Dominique Strauss-Kahn Entertainment Gérard Depardieu Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:15:48 +0000 5732100 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters People News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-people-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current people news briefs.</p> <p>"Snakes on a Plane" director David R. Ellis dies in South Africa</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - David R. Ellis, the child actor and former stuntman who went on to direct gory films including "Snakes on a Plane", has been found dead in a Johannesburg hotel. Ellis, 60, was last seen alive in a restaurant on Saturday. His body was discovered in a bathroom by a hotel manager at the weekend. There was no indication of foul play or robbery, police said in a statement on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/reuters-people-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of France Dominique Strauss-Kahn Entertainment Gérard Depardieu Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:15:28 +0000 5732350 at http://www.globalpost.com French film 'Les Intouchables' wins Spanish film award http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/french-film-les-intouchables-wins-spanish-film-award <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The French blockbuster "Les Intouchables" won the best European film prize at the prestigious Spanish film awards, the Goyas, on Sunday, while Pablo Berger's "Blancanieves" took the top film award.</p> <p>"Les Intouchables", directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, has become the second biggest box office hit in France and the biggest selling French film overseas of all time.</p> <p>It is a story about the relationship between a quadriplegic millionaire and a caretaker he hires from a poor Parisian suburb.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/french-film-les-intouchables-wins-spanish-film-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of France Entertainment Films Intouchables AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 04:00:30 +0000 5758656 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Amour' director's take on death could have a Hollywood ending http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/amour-directors-take-death-could-have-hollywood-ending <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Love and death story is Austria's official Oscar entry</p> <p>* 'Amour' nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture</p> <p>By Eric Kelsey</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Austrian director Michael Haneke will arrive at the Academy Awards ceremony with his stark drama "Amour" vying for a surprising five Oscars including Best Picture, despite its distinctly non-Hollywood ending.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/amour-directors-take-death-could-have-hollywood-ending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts Cinema of France Entertainment Michael Haneke Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:15:26 +0000 5758844 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ 'Love' star Riva, 85, wins best actress at France's Cesar awards http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/urgent-love-star-riva-85-wins-best-actress-at-frances-cesar-awards <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Emmanuelle Riva, at 85 the oldest actress to pick up a best actress Oscar nomination, on Friday won best actress at France's Cesars for her turn as a dying woman in Michael Haneke's "Love" ("Amour") for which he also won best director.</p> <p>Riva stars with French acting legend Jean-Louis Trintignant in the film which won the Palme d'Or at Cannes last year and a Golden Globe for best foreign language film in January. It has been nominated in five categories including best actress in Sunday's Oscars.</p> <p>har/mfp</p> Actress Arts Cinema of France Film AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 23:16:21 +0000 5763918 at http://www.globalpost.com Birthday Oscar for French oldest actress nominee? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/birthday-oscar-french-oldest-actress-nominee <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Veteran French star Emmanuelle Riva turns 86 on Sunday -- and could end up celebrating her birthday by becoming the oldest ever best actress Oscar winner.</p> <p>Riva, already the oldest nominee in the category for her moving performance in Cannes-winning "Amour," could also become only the sixth actor to win an Oscar for a performance in a language other than English.</p> <p>The clear frontrunners this year are Jennifer Lawrence in romcom "Silver Linings Playbook" and Jessica Chastain in "Zero Dark Thirty," but Riva could still come through as a dark horse candidate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/birthday-oscar-french-oldest-actress-nominee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts Cinema of France Emmanuelle Riva Entertainment Film Human Interest War AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 21:31:40 +0000 5764549 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Austria's 'Amour' wins Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/update-1-austrias-amour-wins-oscar-best-foreign-language-film <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Austere Austrian drama "Amour" that tackles death and aging won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film on Sunday.</p> <p>The French-language film became the second Austrian movie to capture the Academy Award. World War Two drama "The Counterfeiters" won the Oscar for top foreign film in 2007.</p> <p>The honor caps a year-long run of awards for the film by Austrian director Michael Haneke, whose period drama "The White Ribbon" was up for the same Oscar in 2010.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/update-1-austrias-amour-wins-oscar-best-foreign-language-film" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts Cinema of France Entertainment Film Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 03:30:11 +0000 5765558 at http://www.globalpost.com Oscars show love for Haneke's 'Amour' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/oscars-show-love-hanekes-amour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Austrian director Michael Haneke finally got his due from Oscars voters Sunday when his "Amour" -- a searing tale of ageing, illness, death and dignity -- took home the award for best foreign film.</p> <p>"Amour" (Love), which won the top Palme d'Or prize at last year's Cannes festival, also earned nominations for best picture, best director, best actress and best original screenplay -- a rare feat for a foreign language film.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/oscars-show-love-hanekes-amour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts Cinema of France Entertainment Film Michael Haneke Religion Social Issues AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 03:30:17 +0000 5765560 at http://www.globalpost.com Depardieu due back in court on drink-driving charge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/depardieu-due-back-court-drink-driving-charge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Gerard Depardieu was due in a Paris court Friday to face a drink-driving charge but it was unclear whether the eccentric French actor would show up after skipping a previous court date.</p> <p>Depardieu, who has sparked controversy in recent months by moving to Belgium and taking Russian citizenship amid a tax row with French authorities, failed to appear for a previous hearing in January.</p> <p>The 64-year-old is expected to admit to the charge and escape with a fine and penalty points to his driving licence.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/depardieu-due-back-court-drink-driving-charge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts Cinema of France Films Gerard Depardieu Politics Social Issues AFP Fri, 05 Apr 2013 03:00:19 +0000 5802445 at http://www.globalpost.com Busy shooting DSK film, Depardieu fails to turn up in court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/busy-shooting-dsk-film-depardieu-fails-turn-court-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Busy shooting a film about disgraced ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Gerard Depardieu failed to turn up at a Paris hearing Friday to face a drink-driving charge, the second time he has skipped court.</p> <p>The actor, who has sparked controversy recently by moving to Belgium and taking Russian citizenship amid a tax row with French authorities, had also failed to appear at a January hearing due to previous engagements on the film.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/busy-shooting-dsk-film-depardieu-fails-turn-court-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cinema of France Films Gérard Depardieu Gerard Depardieu Human Interest Labor Law Politics AFP Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:45:40 +0000 5802620 at http://www.globalpost.com Busy with DSK film, Depardieu misses drink-drive court case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/busy-dsk-film-depardieu-misses-drink-drive-court-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Busy shooting a film about disgraced ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Gerard Depardieu failed to turn up at a Paris hearing Friday to face a drink-driving charge, the second time he has skipped court.</p> <p>The actor, who has sparked controversy recently by moving to Belgium and taking Russian citizenship amid a tax row with French authorities, had also failed to appear at a January hearing due to previous engagements on the film.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/busy-dsk-film-depardieu-misses-drink-drive-court-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cinema of France Films Gérard Depardieu Gerard Depardieu Human Interest Labor Law Politics AFP Fri, 05 Apr 2013 13:45:52 +0000 5802680 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Amelie' actress Audrey Tatou to host Cannes opening ceremony http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/amelie-actress-audrey-tatou-to-host-cannes-opening-ceremony <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French actress Audrey Tautou, best known for the 2001 film "Amelie", will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the Cannes Film Festival next month, one of the organisers said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival will take place on May 15 with the closing ceremony on May 26, pay-TV operator Canal+ said.</p> <p>Director Steven Spielberg has already been announced as the head of the festival jury.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/amelie-actress-audrey-tatou-to-host-cannes-opening-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of France Film French literature Human Interest AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:04:07 +0000 5806731 at http://www.globalpost.com