Montecarlo Television Festival. In conversation with Alan Cumming

Montecarlo Television Festival. In conversation with Alan Cumming

Summer of Rockets: in conversation with Stephen Poliakoff and Helen Flint.

Summer of Rockets is the new BBC Two 6 part cold-war drama series by Stephen Poliakoff. A semi-autobiographical drama sets in 1957. Petrukhin (inspired by Poliakoff‘s father) is a Russian Jew maker of hearing aids with Winston Churchill in person on his customer’s book. At the 59th Montecarlo Television Festival, we sat down with writer…

Michael Douglas to be honoured with the Crystal Nymph at 59th Monte-Carlo Television Festival

It was announced yesterday, April 26th by CEO of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival Laurent Puons, that actor and producer Michael Douglas is to be honoured with the prestigious Crystal Nymph at the forthcoming 59th edition of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival this June. The Crystal Nymph will be presented by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco…

Dates and poster revealed for the 59th Monte-Carlo Television Festival

The 59th Monte-Carlo Television Festival will take place from Friday, June 14th to Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at the Grimaldi Forum. Organized under the Honorary Presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Monte-Carlo Television Festival is a major event in the international television professionals’ calendar. Originally created by Prince Rainier III of Monaco,…

LFF: “Out of Blue”or a crime story about connections

Based on Martin Amis novel Night Train, this poignant mix of crime movie and drama is the new creation by surprising director Carol Morley whose passion for eerie stories and female characters already emerged with her previous The Falling.  Mike Hoolihan (Patricia Clarkson) is investigating on the mysterious death of an astrophysicist (Mamie Gummer). Her research will soon try to get…

LFF: “Suspiria” by Luca Guadagnino. A variation on a theme by Dario Argento.

An important premise: it’s pointless to compare the original Suspiria by Dario Argento with this version just released by Call Me By Your Name acclaimed director Luca Guadagnino as this one is more a variation on a theme created by Dario Argento and Daria Nicolodi. The original plot, which sees the young Suzy Bannion (Dakota Johnson) join the Markos…