Ralph Fiennes and Terry Gilliam guests Umbria Film Festival
The event will be held from 11th to 15th July in Montone
Everything is ready for the sixteenth edition of Umbria Film Festival. The event, which will take place in the medieval village of Montone (Perugia) 11 to July 15, admission is free, and will open with a concert in the square by the Opera House in Spoleto "A. Belli". Surrounded by greenery, from the oak and olive trees and home to arm Fortinbras, the village of Montone will present a large audience of guests, first of all, the American director Terry Gilliam (Brazil, The 12 Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ) - honorary President and author of the festival's logo.
The English actor / director Ralph Fiennes will premiere his directorial debut, Coriolanus, starring Gerard Butler and Vanessa Redgrave, a political thriller with a contemporary setting, inspired by the homonymous play by Shakespeare. It will also host the director Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas, One Night), who recently finished shooting his latest film and the screenwriter of the film is emblematic of Ken Loach, Paul Laverty, the author, among others, the script the Angels' Share, presented by the British director in competition at Cannes 2012, where he won the Grand Jury Prize.
Italian premieres will be presented, including En Kongelig Affære, Dane Nicolai Arcel, film winner of the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay and Best Actor at the Berlin Film Festival 2012, starring, among others, Mads Mikkelsen, who won Award for Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival 2012 for the interpretation of the film Beyond the Hills. But the animated feature Une vie de Chat, the French directors Alain and Jean-Loup Gagnol Felicioli, nominated for Oscar Awards 2012 for the animation. But the festival will also feature, as usual, discussion on Migrants, entitled Communication in a Multicultural Society, then the two concerts that will animate the opening and closing of the festival and the village of Montone, Umbriametraggi shorts competition, now in its sixth edition, dedicated to short works of filmmakers and supported by the Umbrian town Augustuscolor laboratory.
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November 16, 2008 (from The Independent)
Stage giants fight to save Chekhov villa
Stoppard, Frayn and Branagh in campaign to stop the great writer's house falling into disrepair
By Matthew Bell
Leading British playwrights and actors are mounting a campaign to
save the Crimean villa where Anton Chekhov wrote some of his most
important works, including Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard. The
building is being allowed to fall into ruin because of tension between
the Russian and Ukrainian governments, it is claimed.
The White Dacha, perched on a hill in the Black Sea resort of Yalta, was
built for Chekhov after he moved south from Moscow in 1898, seeking a
warmer climate in the hope that it might ease his tuberculosis. Although
unhappy for most of his five and a half years in the Crimea
The Invisible Woman
Role: Charles Dickens
Director: Ralph Fiennes
Director: Mike Newell
Status: Uk cinema release 30 November 2012
Role: Gareth Mallory
Director: Sam Mendes
Status: UK cinema release 26 October 2012 / US cinema release 9 November 2012