German Film Awards: Michael Haneke Nazis-in-the-Making Drama Tops Nominations

The White Ribbon. The White Ribbon, Michael Haneke's depiction of rural Germany on the eve of World War I – and how the cute (if dangerous) little children of that era grew into the Nazis and their followers of the 1930s and 1940s – received 13 nominations for the Lolas, the German version of the Academy Awards. In the Lolas' top categories, the 2010 Best […]

Robert Redford Festival Honor + Mexican & Quebec Oscar Winners + Asian Film Awards

Fernando Eimbcke's minimalist comedy Lake Tahoe presents a series of vignettes showing a small-town teenager (Diego Cataño) trying to cope with the death of his father. Lake Tahoe won three Ariels: best film, best director, and best supporting actor (Héctor Herrera). The night's biggest winner, however, was Rodrigo Plá's drama Desierto adentro, set during Mexico's Cristero War, with eight awards including best actor (Mario Zaragoza) […]

Mennonite Movie Tops Ariel Awards + Tiburon Film Festival Winners & Ann Arbor Guests

2008 Ariel Awards 2008 Ariel nominations: Feb. 21. 2008 Ariel winners: Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City on March 25. Writer-director Carlos Reygadas' drama Stellet licht / Luz silenciosa was the big winner at the 50th Ariel Awards, taking home statuettes for Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress (María Pankratz), and Best Cinematography (Alexis Zabé). Stellet licht, which shared the […]

Hong Kong Film Awards: Patrick Tam Comeback Movie Tops + Tiburon Festival Winners

April 15 update: Fu zi / After This Our Exile, Patrick Tam's first directorial effort in 17 years, won the top prize at the 26th Hong Kong Film Awards ceremony held tonight at the harbor front Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui. "Thank you for the judges' support for me," Tam said on the stage. "… I thank all the actors and crew members […]

Prix César Low-Budget Surprise + Muslim Father-European Son Road Movie Tops Mar del Plata

30th César Awards The 2005 Prix César du Cinéma winners were announced at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris on Feb. 26. Gad Elmalehacted as Host and Isabelle Adjani as President of the Ceremony. Abdel Kechiche's L'Esquive was the surprise winner at the 30th César du Cinéma ceremony. Set at a Parisian housing project filled with immigrants and their children, Kechiche's low-budget film follows a withdrawn teenager (Osman Elkharraz) with artistic […]