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The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band)

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    Small Screen | Varda's POV, Haneke's B&W, Criterion's Two, and More on Your TV

    This week on the telly, PBS's POV series brings the reigning queen of documentary film to the small screen.  Agnès Varda's "The Beaches of Agnès" (criticWIRE rating: A-) makes its debut on PBS tonight.  On this site, Michael Koresky noted, "For all its whimsy (some forced, some elegant, all winning...

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    "White Ribbon" Wins Cinematography Prize

    Christian Berger won the best cinematography prize for "The White Ribbon" at the 24th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

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    iW Video | Reverse Shot Direct Address: Michael Haneke

    "I think that any director--any author, in fact--is more interested in the existential questions; the political component is secondary," explains Austrian director Michael Haneke in this edition of Reverse Shot Direct Address. "Whether you're making a film or writing a novel, you're dealing less wit...

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    B.O. of the '00s: The Top Grossing Palme d'Or Winners

    The 2010s are fast approaching - 13 days and counting - and indieWIRE is continuing this weekly Friday chart devoted to glancing back at the past ten years. With a current film as a starting point, iW is charting various sub-categories of 2000s film, focusing on their box office performance. Thoug...

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    "Prophet," "Ribbon" Among Hollywood World Nominees

    Five nominees have been announced for the Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards' annual "Hollywood World Award," which is given to the year's best international film. The nominees are Jane Campion's "Bright Star," Luca Guadagnino's "I Am Love," Jessica Hausner's "Lourdes," Jacques Audiard's ...

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    Haneke's "Ribbon" Unties In New York

    "I chose this period and this country because I think it offers the most prominent horror of extremism of any kind," Michael Haneke said of his film "The White Ribbon." "That said, I think it would be an error to reduce the film to this specific period or this specific country. I think the Germans s...

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    Germany Submits "Ribbon" To Academy

    Variety is reporting that Germany has officially selected Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or winning "The White Ribbon" for entry into the Academy Awards' foreign-language film category. This is Haneke's fifth time in the running for an Oscar nod, though never has he received a nomination.

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    Haneke: "It's About The Roots of Evil"

    Heading into the final weekend of the Cannes Film Festival, Michael Haneke's "The White Ribbon," a somber black and white story set in a pre-war German village, feels like a front-runner for a big prize, if not the festival's top award, the Palme d'Or. Of course, such prognosticating is impossible, ...

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    Does It Take This Village? "White Ribbon" Ascends Art

    Despair haunts every moment of Michael Haneke's "The White Ribbon." The director's dour, Bergmanesque black-and-white portrait of enigmas and familial discord in a Protestant German village at the beginning of the twentieth century peddles in the art of downbeat expressionism....

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    Sony Classics Ties Haneke's "Ribbon"

    Michael Haneke's Cannes competition entry, "The White Ribbon," has been acquired for North American release by Sony Pictures Classics.

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