February 25, 2007
February 20, 2007
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM 2007
French cinema will once again enjoy a place of honour at the 36th Rotterdam Film Festival, starring great actresses and filmmakers together with numerous representatives of the variety and the talent of emerging French cinema as well as many co-productions with southern countries.
French actress BULLE OGIER, muse of the author's cinema, from Bunuel to Rivette, will revere the Festival with her presence to support BELLE TOUJOURS, a French Portuguese co-production by a grand Master of world cinema, MANUEL DE OLIVEIRA.
After having both been honoured by the IFFR with a retrospective of their essential contribution to world filmmaking, BENOIT JACQUOT, Filmmaker in focus 2005, and JEAN-CLAUDE BRISSEAU, Filmmaker in focus 2003, will return to the Festival to present their last opuses. BENOIT JACQUOT will be attending Rotterdam with ISILD LE BESCO, starring in his most recent production L'INTOUCHABLE. The actress's remarkable performance of an identity quest in India has been distinguished by the Marcello Mastroianni Award at the last Venice Film Festival.
JEAN-CLAUDE BRISSEAU, together with his young actress MARIE ALLAN, will be lining up in the Maestros: Kings and Aces section with LES ANGES EXTERMINATEURS, his newest sulfurous production with a background of scandal and legal proceedings around the film's groundwork.
Other Masters of French cinema will also take the trip to Rotterdam to present their latest pictures in the Maestros: Kings and Aces section: OTAR IOSSELIANI with JARDINS EN AUTOMNE, starring Michel Piccoli disguised as an old women, as well as the iconoclastic LUC MOULLET with his latest feature, PRESTIGE DE LA MORT.
As each year, the new generation of French filmmakers will be attending to meet Rotterdam’s public and professionals with challenging and bright productions topping the bill in the Sturm und Drang section: the Tübingen Festival awarded 7 ANS by JEAN-PASCAL HATTU, COWBOY ANGELS, first feature by KIM MASSEE, PARDONNEZ-MOI by MAÏWENN as well as BEAU MATIN by Charlotte and David LOWE.
The renewed video artist ARIANE MICHEL will present her first feature, LES HOMMES. DOUGLAS GORDON and PHILIPPE PARRENO’ film ZIDANE: UN PORTRAIT DU XXI SIECLE, will be also shown in Rotterdam. A unique experience of a live football match with the world star, at the crossroads between sport cinema and art.
Last but not least, CLAIRE SIMON will be upholding her movie ÇA BRULE, also selected in Cannes 06 Director’s fortnight.
Underlining the leading role of France in world cinema, numerous French co-productions are again selected in all sections of the Rotterdam Film Festival 2007. Among them, the critic’s praised BAMAKO, by ABDERRAHMANE SISSAKO, one of this edition’s two ‘Filmmakers in Focus’, BLED NUMBER ONE by the RABAH AMEUR-ZAIMECHE (Algeria), DARATT by MAHAMAT-SALEH HAROUN (Chad), the French-Congo production KINSHASA PALACE by ZEKA LAPLAINE and WWW-WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD by Moroccan filmmaker FAOUZI BENSAïDI. All filmmakers will be attending the IFFR to present their films.
February 18, 2007
DAVID LACHAPELLE unveils his latest series of photographs in his exhibition, AWAKENED, at the TONY SHAFRAZI GALLERY in NEW YORK on February 24th from 6pm until 8pm.
Awakened is an exhibition of LaChapelle's new and iconic works. The show introduces a selection of his most recent photography series. Inspired by the biblical narrative of the great flood, David LaChapelle injects the apocalyptic narrative with his own intense modernity.
Thirty of David LaChapelle's iconic images will serve as an introduction to his years of photographic social commentary. The juxtaposition of the old works and new will give the effect of a before the flood and after, continuing the narrative quality of his work.
Awakened serves as a poignant title to the exhibition, as the works and career of David LaChapelle take a new turn. The show will serve as an arrival at a new chapter in LaChapelle's photography as he develops the subject matter of future works.
With the help of his longtime producer, Fred Torres, David LaChapelle has the support of the industry's most influential and well-known Gallery's and Museums. Currently, LaChapelle's works are hanging in two exhibitions in Berlin at the HELMUT NEWTON FOUNDATION and the renowned RAFAEL JABLONKA GALERIE.
In Milan, The full series of his new works will be unveiled in a large-scale LaChapelle show that the city of Milan plans to have in September. The exhibition planned will be shown at its premier art museum, the PALAZZO REALE. Fred Torres will curate his first show alongside celebrated curator, Gianni Mercurio. Mercurio is well known for his sensational exhibition, The Basquiat Show at the Milan Triennale.
The exhibition Awakened runs from February 24th at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery at 544 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001
February 24 - August 3, 2007
February 11, 2007
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- Landscape and Nature
- People and Portrait
- Towns and Cities
- Publish Date: February 10, 2007
- Dimensions: Standard Portrait - 120 pgs
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- Category: Arts & Photography
- Tags: Abstractions, Cities, Landscapes, Nudes, People
February 10, 2007
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