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Cinémoi at Cannes

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Jonathan Ross is heading-up the Cinémoi team at 64th Cannes Film Festival, providing regular reports that will be broadcast on the channel over the length of the festival.
For this weekend only, from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th May, Cinémoi is free to air for anyone with Virgin Media or Sky TV (Virgin Channel 445, Sky Channel […]

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Of Gods and Men, Best Film at César 2011 awards

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

The French César 2011 awards were announced on Friday night at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.  The big winner of the night was Xavier Beauvois’ Of Gods and Men, which won Best Film as well as Best Cinematography and a Best Supporting Actor award for Michael Lonsdale.  Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer also did […]

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Nominations for the French César 2011 awards were announced this morning.  Films already released in the UK feature prominently in the main categories, including Pascal Chaumeil’s Heartbreaker (reviewed on The Digital Fix here), Joann Sfar’s Gainsbourg (reviewed here), Mathieu Amalric’s On Tour and Xavier Beauvois’ Of Gods and Men (reviewed here).  Beauvois’ film, the winner […]

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Catherine Deneuve to star in new Asterix film

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Catherine Deneuve will play the Queen of England in the next Asterix movie, to be entitled Astérix et Obélix: God save Britannia.  The film is based on two Asterix stories, ‘Asterix in Britain’ and ‘Asterix and the Normans’ (although the Queen doesn’t actually appear in any of the Asterix books).  The film, scheduled for release […]

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