Showing posts from February, 2015

Kristen Stewart Wins Cesar Award

Kristen Stewart won the Cesar Award for Best Supporting Actress in Clouds of Sils Maria, and became the first American actress to win a Cesar. The Cesar is France's most prominent film award. Stewart plays Juliette Binoche’s assistant in the drama, directed by Olivier Assayas.

via Variety,

“The reasons why people make films here in France are very different from the reasons why people make movies in Hollywood and I prefer it here a little bit,” Stewart said backstage, talking about the courage of French filmmakers. She also revealed she will star in another French film but declined to reveal any further details.

See her acceptance speech here. She attempted a bit of French, too. Congratulations, Kristen!!

via Variety, People

'Queen of the Desert' and Life', starring Rob Pattinson, Gets Selected for Berlinale

Queen of the Desert' and 'Life', both featuring Robert Pattinson, has been selected for the 65th Berlin  International Film Festival 2015.

Queen of the Desert is In Competition at the film festival. It stars Nicole Kidman, Rob Pattinson, James Franco, and Damian Lewis. Rob plays the role of Colonel T. E. Lawrence.
The film tells the story of Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) who, as historian, novelist and member of the British secret service, played a decisive role around 1920 in setting the course for the new political order in the Middle East. As an educated young woman, for whom no suitable husband can be found in England, she journeys to Tehran. After a tragic love affair with diplomat and inveterate gambler Henry Cadogan, she decides to give up on her private life and discover the region as an explorer. Before the backdrop of the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire she learns languages, translates literature, meets with Muslim dignitaries in Cairo, Basra and Baghdad and earns…

'Still Alice' Now Showing at GSC International Screens

Still Alice, starring Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart, is currently playing exclusively at GSC Cinemas.

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.

Julianne Moore is nominated for an Academy Award in her role as Alice. She won a Golden Globe and a Critics' Choice Award for this role.

The film is now showing at GSC International Screens only, at Mid Valley, Pavilion, and 1 Utama.

Check out the trailer below.

via GSC.

Screenplays Selected for 'The Storytellers'

The Storytellers contest has selected six screenplays that will advance into the next stage.

via EW:

Lionsgate, Women In Film, Facebook, Volvo, and Twilight author Stephenie Meyer joined forces to present The Storytellers: New Voices of Twilight Saga project, in which female writers and directors were allowed to submit original stories in the form of short films, so long as the films were set in the Twilight universe and based on those characters.

After 1,200 submissions, EW can exclusively reveal the six winners of the screenplay portion of the competition. 

The Groundskeeper” by Sarah Turi Boshear follows Alice and the events that led to her becoming a vampire.

Sunrise” by Alanna Smith tells Benjamin’s story.

Turncoats” by Lindsey Hancock Williamson is about Garrett and Carlisle during the Revolutionary War.

The Mary Alice Brandon File” by Kailey and Sam Spear focuses on Alice’s human life before she became a vampire.

Consumed” by Cullyn Doerfler & Megan L. Reese tells Jane and Al…