SPOTLIGHT – JAMES CAMERON

Français For this Friday spotlight we’ve chosen a Canadian film director: James Cameron. James Franci Cameron was born in Kapuskasing (Canada) in 1954. Because of family reasons he moved to California and before becoming a filmmaker, he studied at University of California, getting a degree in Physics. With his modern mind, Cameron had a lot […]

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SPOTLIGHT – JEAN-LUC GODARD

Français For this Friday spotlight we’ve chosen a French film director: Jean-Luc Godard. Jean-Luc Godard was born in Paris (France) in 1930 into a very rich family. He attended the Sorbone University studying ethnology where he ended his studies in 1949. He is considered one of the most important representatives of the French film movement “Nouvelle Vague” (“New Wave”), as well as one of the most […]

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SPOTLIGHT – GASPAR NOE’

Français For this Friday spotlight we’ve chosen a Franco-Argentine film director: Gaspar Noé. Gaspar Noé, son of the famous Argentine painter Luis Felipe Noé, was born in 1963 in Buenos Aires. He now lives and works in France as film director. Extremely modern and far from the reality, Noé started making film to express his […]

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SPOTLIGHT – TOMM MOORE

Français For this Friday spotlight we’ve chosen an Irish film director: Tomm Moore. Tomm Moore was born in 1977 in Newry. His career of director and screenwriter is based on his passion for animated films: “They always have a metaphorical sense. It is a way to understand better the world”, he said. That’s what he […]

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SPOTLIGHT – MASSIMO TROISI

Français For this Friday spotlight we’ve chosen an Italian film director Massimo Troisi (1953-1994). He was born in Naples in 1953 and started his career as stage actor in 1969. After that, he started a film career as actor, director and screenwriter. His source of inspiration was Pasolini: “When I think of Pasolini I consider […]

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SPOTLIGHT – ALANTE KAVAITE

Français For this Friday spotlight we‘ve chosen Lithuanian film director Alante Kavaite! She was born in 1973 in Vilnius, but has been living in France for almost seventeen years. Asked why she decided to live in a foreign country, her answer was that she wanted to see a different world and a lot of her […]

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Spotlight – Michel Gondry

Français   Do you like Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind? Then you will surely like the guy behind that awesome movie! A multitalented man whose music video works are also ultra cool, an indie innovator, we present you Michel Gondry!   The man who was born in Versaille, 8 May 1963 is a French film […]

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Spotlight – Hayao Miyazaki

Français   Let’s cross the continent! This time, the Friday Spotlight is dedicated to a Japanese screenwriter, producer, film director, author and animator Hayao Miyazaki. Miyazaki is also the co-founder of Ghibli Studio. The man who was born on January 5th, 1941, has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of anime […]

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Spotlight – Robert Redford

Français   Happy Friday people! As the European Independent Film Festival, ÉCU wants to dedicate this Friday’s spotlight to the person who has been deeply involved with independent film, the « Godfather of Indie » : Robert Redford! The man who supports environmentalism, Native American rights, LGBT rights and the arts was born on the 18th of August […]

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SPOTLIGHT – TERRENCE MALICK

Français   This Friday, ÉCU wants to give the spotlight to a philosophical film director, screenwriter and producer, who has been regarded as one of the greatest living filmmakers and whose works have received consistent praise: Terrence Malick. He studied philosophy at Harvard University and graduated summa cum laude in 1965. Malick is famously protective of his […]

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SPOTLIGHT – MARK RUFFALO

Français   As The European Independent Film Festival, ÉCU never stops encouraging all independent filmmakers in every corner of the world. That’s why, this Friday Spotlight is about a man whose independent spirit leads him to a great success. Mark Ruffalo, whose bio on Twitter is «I’m a husband, father, actor, director, and a climate change […]

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SPOTLIGHT – LUC BESSON

  Français   This Friday, ÉCU decides to give the spotlight to a French film director, writer and producer, who is often described as « the most Hollywood of French filmmakers ». ÉCU presents you, Luc Besson! He was born in 1959, in Paris. When he was 17 years old, he had a diving accident, it led him […]

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SPOTLIGHT – MICHEL OCELOT

  Français   This Friday’s genre is animation! ÉCU wants to give the Spotlight to the creative and artistic man, the creator of the awesome masterpieces in the animation world like Kirikou et La Sorcière and Azur et Asmar, Michel Ocelot, who treats his works truly from his heart and soul! Michel Ocelot is a French […]

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SPOTLIGHT – CLINT EASTWOOD

  Français   We can’t speak about film industry without taking Clint Eastwood into account! He was born on May 31th, 1930 in San Francisco, California. Before becoming the person he is now, he worked as a logger and truck driver. In 1950, he was called in by the Army Special Services while he met the […]

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Spotlight- Paul Thomas Anderson

Français   This week’s spotlight covers the director of BOGGIE NIGHTS, Paul Thomas Anderson. Encouraged by his father, Paul began making films at a young age. Using the money he saved from working at a pet store, he made his first 30 minute mockumentary at 17 years old. After two semesters in college, Paul made a […]

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Spotlight – Joe Wright

Français     This week’s spotlight highlights the director who brought everyone’s favorite Jane Austen novel to life in 2005. Joe Wright is a British film director known for the films ANNA KARENINA, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, and ATONEMENT.                                     […]

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Spotlight-George Miller

Français   Our next spotlight director is George Miller, director of both the MAD MAX franchise and creator of the popular children’s movies BABE and HAPPY FEET. Surprisingly, George started out as a doctor and spent his off time creating short experimental films. He actually raised the money to create MAD MAX by working as an […]

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Spotlight – James Marsh

Français This spotlight follows the British director James Marsh, whose most recent film THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, which portrays the life of Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane, went on to impress both audiences and film critics alike. After graduating with an English degree from the University of Oxford, Marsh started his career by directing […]

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