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Watch: Luís Azevedo's Thrilling 'The Best Films of 2018' Video Recap

"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!" Little White Lies has debuted a video made by Luís Azevedo looking back at the last year in film. Azevedo's recap, titled "The Best Films of 2018", is yet another video mash-up of footage from all of his favorites. This isn't a list like David Ehrlich's year end video, it's more of a montage like the retrospectives we post every year. Some of his picks: Lynne Ramsay's You Were Never Really Here, Alex Garland's Annihilation, Paul Schrader's First Reformed, Lucrecia Martel's Zama, Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman, Debra Granik's Leave No Trace, Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk, Coens' The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and Nuri Bilge Ceylan's underrated The Wild Pear Tree. Thanks to @lwlies/@LuisAFAzevedo for posting. Description from YouTube: "Luís Azevedo rounds up the standout movie moments of 2018 in a special end of year video essay.
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Full Us Trailer for Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Latest Film 'The Wild Pear Tree'

"A big, bold masterpiece." The Cinema Guild & Film Forum have released an official Us trailer for the latest film from acclaimed Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan, titled The Wild Pear Tree or Ahlat Agaci originally in Turkish. It will finally be opening in Us cinemas (mostly only in NYC to start) in January, after premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in May, and stopping by the Toronto and New York Film Festivals earlier this fall. This film was one my favorite films at Cannes this year, and it has been on my mind quite a bit, since the dialogue is so formidable and intellectual. The story is about a young writer named Sinan who returns to his hometown, dealing with his family and his father, while also struggling to believe whether his dream of becoming a writer is still possible. Dogu Demirkol stars as Sinan, with Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yildirimlar,
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U.S. Trailer for Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s ‘The Wild Pear Tree’ Follows a Writer’s Journey

Nuri Bilge Ceylan returned to Cannes Film Festival this year with The Wild Pear Tree, following up his Palme d’Or winner Winter’s Sleep. Telling the story of a writer returning home to reconnect with his father, Cinema Guild picked it up and now ahead of a U.S. release the new trailer and poster arrived for the beautiful and, of course, patiently-paced drama.

Rory O’Connor said in his rave review, “As with much of Ceylan’s work, the majority of The Wild Pear Tree is heavy on dialogue — not in the meandering Richard Linklater sense, but in a more impenetrable, academic way. It is essentially cinema as conversation, and these conversations come in dense chunks, as when Sinan meets a popular local writer and exasperates and antagonizes him with questions about his work or, later (in what is the film’s most exhausting sequence), as Sinan and
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‘The Wild Pear Tree’ Trailer: Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Cannes Standout Hits The U.S. Next Month

Many of the films that wowed audiences at this year’s Cannes Film Festival have already been released in theaters. However, one of the best reviewed films coming out of this year’s fest, “The Wild Pear Tree,” will have to wait until 2019 for its American debut.

In honor of the film’s upcoming Us theatrical debut, a new trailer has been released for filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s latest.

Continue reading ‘The Wild Pear Tree’ Trailer: Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Cannes Standout Hits The U.S. Next Month at The Playlist.
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‘The Wild Pear Tree’ Trailer: Nuri Bilge Ceylan Returns With a Playful Epic

‘The Wild Pear Tree’ Trailer: Nuri Bilge Ceylan Returns With a Playful Epic
After winning the Palme d’Or in 2014 for his heartbreaking “Winter Sleep,” Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan returned to Cannes this year with another sprawling drama, albeit one that offers a glimpse at the filmmaker’s more playful side. “The Wild Pear Tree” follows the fraught relationship between a father and son, aided by some surprising (and often charming) deviations into the more fantastical elements of life.

Per its official synopsis, “Sinan (Aydin Doğu Demirkol), an aspiring writer, returns home after university hoping to scrape together enough money to publish his first novel. He wanders the town encountering old flames and obstinate gatekeepers and finds his youthful ambition increasingly at odds with the deferred dreams of his gambling-addict father (Murat Cemcir). As his own fantasies mingle with reality, Sinan grapples with the people and the place that have made him who he is.”

In his Cannes review, IndieWire’s Eric Kohn
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UK box office preview: 'Creed II' squares up to 'Ralph Breaks The Internet'

UK box office preview: 'Creed II' squares up to 'Ralph Breaks The Internet'
Two films to challenge fellow sequel Fantastic Beasts.

It is the battle of the sequels at this weekend’s UK box office, with last week’s table-topper Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald facing competition from boxing pic Creed II and family animation Ralph Breaks The Internet.

Disney’s Ralph Breaks The Internet, featuring a voice cast of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Gal Gadot, is the sequel to 2013’s Wreck-It Ralph. The original film got underway with £4.5m in the UK and built to an impressive £23.8m. With the franchise now established and the second film generating good buzz,
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UK box office preview: 'Creed II' squares up to 'Wreck It Ralph' sequel

UK box office preview: 'Creed II' squares up to 'Wreck It Ralph' sequel
Two films to challenge fellow sequel Fantastic Beasts.

It is the battle of the sequels at this weekend’s UK box office, with last week’s table-topper Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald facing competition from boxing pic Creed II and family animation Ralph Breaks The Internet.

Disney’s Ralph Breaks The Internet, featuring a voice cast of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Gal Gadot, is the sequel to 2013’s Wreck-It Ralph. The original film got underway with £4.5m in the UK and built to an impressive £23.8m. With the franchise now established and the second film generating good buzz,
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AFI Fest World Cinema Lineup Boasts Seven Foreign-Language Oscar Contenders

AFI Fest World Cinema Lineup Boasts Seven Foreign-Language Oscar Contenders
The last festival on the fall calendar, AFI Fest, always offers a few late-breaking possible Oscar contenders — including opener “On the Basis of Sex” and closer “Mary, Queen of Scots” — as well as a strong World Cinema line-up packed with foreign-language Oscar submissions.

This year is no exception: Seven possible Best Foreign Language Film Oscar contenders are in the lineup of 28 titles from 27 countries, including Cannes prize-winners “Capernaum”, “Shoplifters” (Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda, Magnolia), and “Dogman” (Italy’s Matteo Garrone, Magnolia), along with Cannes entry “The Wild Pear Tree”, Karlovy Vary Festival winner “I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History as Barbarians” (Romania’s Radu Jude), and two Tiff titles from Spc, “Never Look Away” (Germany’s Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck) and “Sunset” (Hungary’s “Son of Saul” Oscar-winner László Nemes).

Also in the lineup are several strong festival titles not submitted by their countries for the Oscars,
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AFI Fest World Cinema Lineup Boasts Seven Foreign-Language Oscar Contenders

AFI Fest World Cinema Lineup Boasts Seven Foreign-Language Oscar Contenders
The last festival on the fall calendar, AFI Fest, always offers a few late-breaking possible Oscar contenders — including opener “On the Basis of Sex” and closer “Mary, Queen of Scots” — as well as a strong World Cinema line-up packed with foreign-language Oscar submissions.

This year is no exception: Seven possible Best Foreign Language Film Oscar contenders are in the lineup of 28 titles from 27 countries, including Cannes prize-winners “Capernaum”, “Shoplifters” (Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda, Magnolia), and “Dogman” (Italy’s Matteo Garrone, Magnolia), along with Cannes entry “The Wild Pear Tree”, Karlovy Vary Festival winner “I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History as Barbarians” (Romania’s Radu Jude), and two Tiff titles from Spc, “Never Look Away” (Germany’s Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck) and “Sunset” (Hungary’s “Son of Saul” Oscar-winner László Nemes).

Also in the lineup are several strong festival titles not submitted by their countries for the Oscars,
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'Capernaum', 'Dogman' among AFI Fest World Cinema Section

'Capernaum', 'Dogman' among AFI Fest World Cinema Section
Selection includes seven foreign-language Oscar submissions.

Nadine Labaki’s Lebanese drama Capernaum and Matteo Garrone’s Italian film Dogman are among seven foreign-language Oscar submissions that will play in the World Cinema section of AFI Fest 2018 presented by Audi.

Festival brass announced on Tuesday (16) 28 titles from 27 countries in its international showcase. The other Oscar submissions are Radu Jude’s I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians (Romania), Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s Never Look Away (Germany), Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters (Japan), László Nemes’s Sunset (Hungary), and Nuri Bilge Ceylan
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Rushes. Twin Peaks Vr, Google & Terrence Malick, Barry Jenkins Profile

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Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSFrieze reports that David Lynch, in collaboration with Showtime and Collider games, is set to create a Twin Peaks virtual reality experience: "Twin Peaks Vr will allow players to explore locations from the original series (1990–1991) as well as Twin Peaks: The Return".We're four years removed from Gone Girl and still without a new David Fincher movie—thankfully /Film reports that, despite the radio silence, David Fincher is still set to direct "World War Z 2", which is set to shoot Summer 2019.Recommended VIEWINGClint Eastwood returns both behind and in front of the camera—this time hunted by his protégée Bradley Cooper—in what looks to be a remarkable thriller about lifetimes, borders, and family. The first trailer for The Mule is here:Here is the official trailer for Joseph Kahn's battle-rap comedy Bodied,
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‘Roma,’ ‘Cold War’ Lead Academy’s List of 87 Films in the Oscars Foreign Language Race

  • The Wrap
Eighty-seven films have qualified in the 2018 Oscars race for Best Foreign Language Film, the Academy announced on Monday.

The number is five less than last year’s record of 92 entries, but significantly larger than the 60-odd qualifying films that were the norm only a few years ago. The 2018 race is also expected to be one of the most competitive in years, with a number of esteemed international directors and award-winning films competing for only nine spots on the shortlist and five nominations.

Los Angeles-based volunteers from all branches of the Academy will now watch all the eligible films at AMPAS screenings at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills and the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. This year, the Academy has made it easier to qualify to vote, dropping the number of films each voter must see from 17 or 18 down to 12 and eliminating the color-coded groups that made each voter
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Busan Jurors Discuss Parity at Lively Press Conference

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Busan Jurors Discuss Parity at Lively Press Conference
Macedonian actor and producer Labina Mitevska has called for gender parity in film festival programming. Speaking at a press conference to introduce the Busan New Currents jury, juror Mitevska said, “When art is good, its good, no matter if it is male or female. We need to have more female programmers, most of them are men. Things need to change, and it needs to be fast.”

Mitevska is a co-producer on Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “The Wild Pear Tree”, which played at Cannes in competition and is Turkey’s entry in the Oscar foreign-language race. Speaking about the “macho Balkan culture,” Mitesvka recalled her experience working on a production 17 years ago where she and her sister, the writer/director Teona Strugar Mitevska, would return home in tears after every day of the shoot. She recounted how 20 men would stand around, ignoring Teona’s instructions on where to place the camera,
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Damien Chazelle’s ‘First Man’ to Open Morelia International Film Fest

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Damien Chazelle’s ‘First Man’ to Open Morelia International Film Fest
Academy Award-winner Damien Chazelle is coming to Morelia to kick off Mexico’s 16th Morelia International Film Festival (Ficm) on Oct. 20 with his latest film, “First Man.”

For the first time, the festival will be presenting a medal for artistic excellence to Alfonso Cuaron, whose recent Venice Golden Lion-winner “Roma,” Mexico’s submission to the Oscars and Spain’s Goyas, will screen at the festival.

Pawel Pawlikowski returns to Morelia to present his latest work, “Cold War.” Other notable guests presenting their films include Paul Weitz, who presents “Bel Canto”; Fran Healy with her documentary “Almost Fashionable: A Film About Travis”; Dan Millar, who brings his documentary “Botero”; and Almudena Carracedo, who presents her acclaimed documentary “The Silence of Others.”

Hailed by Variety critic Owen Gleiberman as a film “so revelatory in its realism, so gritty in its physicality, that it becomes a drama of thrillingly hellbent danger and obsession,
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Oscars: Argentina Picks Luis Ortega’s ‘The Angel’ For Foreign Language Race

  • Deadline
Argentina has selected Luis Ortega’s well-received Cannes Film Festival crime drama The Angel (El Angel) as its contender for the Foreign Language Oscar. The film, produced by Pedro Almodóvar, broke box office records in its home country; The Orchard acquired U.S. rights after its Un Certain Regard bow and has set a November 9 theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles for the film before rolling it out nationally.

The pic from Ortega, who directed and co-wrote with Sergio Olguin and Rodolfo Palacios, is a portrait based on Argentina’s real-life serial killer dubbed “The Angel of Death.” The pic picks up the story when Carlitos (Lorenzo Ferro), a 17-year-old with movie star swagger, blond curls and a baby face in 1970s Buenos Aires, meets Ramon (Chino Darín) who embark on a journey of discovery, love and murder. When he is finally caught, the press dubs Carlitos “The
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Rushes. Nicolas Cage's Self-Analysis, Luca Guadagnino Designs a Mansion, Manspreading Cinema

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Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSJia Zhangke's In the Qing Dynasty, a project the auteur has been preparing since as early as 2007, is set to begin shooting in Spring 2019.

Jia Zhangke's historical epic In The Qing Dynasty, to be produced by Johnnie To, will have action by Ching Siu Tung. pic.twitter.com/LZsHboTw54— Asian Film Strike (@AsianFilmStrike) April 27, 2017 Recommended Viewinga neon-lit trailer for Harmony Korine's highly-anticipated The Beach Bum, which will be released in March of 2019. For GQ, Nicolas Cage provides a candid self-analysis of his personal favorite characters he has played in his singular acting career, from Castor Troy to Charlie Kaufman (with nods to German Expressionism and Fritz Lang!).Nuri Bilge Ceylan's latest, The Wild Pear Tree, has been selected as the Turkish entry for the Foreign Language award at the 91st Academy Awards next year.
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Italy Sends ‘Dogman’ Into Oscars Brutally Tough Foreign Language Race

  • The Wrap
Italy has selected Matteo Garrone’s “Dogman” to represent the country in the race for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2018 Oscars – and with that announcement, which was made on Tuesday, most of the major pieces are in place for one of the most competitive races ever in the category.

Dogman” premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The story of a small-town dog groomer and part-time drug dealer who has violent encounters with a local thug, the film is the latest from a director best known for the acclaimed 2008 gang saga “Gomorrah,” which caused a minor furor when it did not make the Oscar foreign-language shortlist.

Italy has won 11 competitive Oscars in the category plus three honorary ones, more than any other country. It selected the film from a list of 21 contenders, including Alice Rohrwacher’s “Happy as Lazzaro,” which won the screenplay prize in Cannes.

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Foreign Language Heavyweight Italy Selects Matteo Garrone’s ‘Dogman’ As Oscar Hopeful

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Italy has chosen Matteo Garrone’s well-received Cannes drama Dogman as its Foreign Language Oscar hopeful.

Marcello Fonte stars as Marcello, a gentle dog groomer who finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship with Simone (Edoardo Pesce), a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighbourhood. In an effort to reaffirm his dignity, Marcello must submit to an unexpected act of vengeance. Fonte won the Best Actor prize at Cannes.

Garrone’s Archimede produced alongside Rai Cinema’s Paolo Del Brocco, Le Pacte’s Jean Labadie, and Recorded Picture Company’s Jeremy Thomas. Magnolia has U.S. rights. Garrone’s previous credits include Gomorrah, Reality and Tale Of Tales, all of which played at Cannes.

Italy has been the most successful country in the Academy’s Foreign Language category, scoring 14 wins and 31 nominations. The country’s last nomination and win in the category came in 2013 with Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty.
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Foreign Language Oscar Race: Poland Selects ‘Cold War’ As Hong Kong, India Among Those To Declare

  • Deadline
Poland has chosen Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cannes-winning black and white drama Cold War as its Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film.

The well-reviewed story of a fated Polish love affair set across Europe during the late 1950s and early 1960s, is among the favorites for the prize. It is Pawlikowski’s first film since 2014 pic Ida, which won the Foreign Language Oscar. Amazon will release stateside on Dec. 21.

“Cold War — artistically fulfilled, universal story of impossible love, inscribed in the turbulent history of 20th century Poland,” the Polish Oscar Committee stated in a press release. “Pawel Pawlikowski’s film captivates with its performance, excellent acting and unique use of Polish folk music motifs. The previous successes of the film on the international arena will certainly help in further promotional activities.”

Also entering the fray this week are Dante Lam’s blockbuster Operation Red Sea for Hong Kong, Rima Das’s Village Rockstars for India,
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Oscars: France Selects ‘Memoir Of War’ For Foreign Language Submission

  • Deadline
France has selected Emmanuel Finkiel’s Memoir of War as its official selection for the Oscars’ Foreign Language film race. The pic, which Finkiel adapted from Marguerite Duras’ semi-autobiographical 1944 novel set in Nazi-occupied Paris, stars Mélanie Thierry in a story of love, loss, and perseverance against the backdrop of war.

Music Box Films holds U.S. rights to Memoir of War and released it in theaters last month.

The film came out on top on a shortlist that included Gaspar Noé’s Cannes buzz title Climax, the late Claude Lanzmann’s Les Quatre Sœurs, Mademoiselle De Joncquières by Emmanuel Mouret, and Xavier Legrand’s Jusqu’à La Garde. The choice was finalized today by France’s National Film Center (Cnc), which said the film, known in France as La Douleur (The Pain), has seen 350,00 submissions in French theaters.

The plot centers on Duras (Thierry) who is is an active
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