SPOTLIGHT – MARTIN SCORSESE

Français Nobody can personify better than Martin Scorsese the realization of the American dream. Born in Queens, he grew up in a poor family watching neorealist movies with his grandparents (native of Italy) and going to the cinema with his dad (the director often says that those were his favourite moments and the only ones […]

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SPOTLIGHT – HOU HSIAO HSIEN

Français At the Cannes Film Festival in 2015, Hou Hsiao-hsien won his first Award director for “The Assassin.” After being nominated six times to Cannes, this award comes late for him. At 68 years old, Hou Hsiao-hsien is one of the most important Asian filmmakers of this generation. Hou Hsiao-hsien began his film career in 1973. […]

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SPOTLIGHT – SHIA LABEOUF

Français There’s something about Disney stars going bad that makes for such addicting media fodder. Young people shed their wholesome baby faces to make way for chiseled features paired with a matured presence emphasizing sexual confidence for girls, virility for boys. The transition is a gateway to Hollywood’s big leagues, and is rarely a smooth […]

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Ecu al festival Internazionale del Film di Toronto

Le giornate Festival Internazionale del Film di Toronto (TIFF) sono le più frizzanti del cinema indipendente in Nord America. Per 36 anni, il TIFF ha portato un’audience e un contesto dove i cineasti indipendenti possono mostrare per la prima volta i loro lavori, e dove il cinema canadese ha l’opportunità di essere presentato su scala […]

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SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: ÉCU’s 2011 Best Actor winner Emmett Scanlan

Here at ÉCU we wish to celebrate the most adroit talents in indie cinema today and seek out the finest actors who display passion, intensity and ingenuity in their work. This week’s spotlight is on Dublin born actor Emmett Scanlan who starred as Charlie Barnum in the dark Irish film Charlie Casanova (2010), a part […]

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Spotlight: Isabella Ferrari. Un’attrice per caso, un’artista per vocazione

Via! Buio in sala! La Mostra ha inizio davvero! Mercoledì 26 Agosto si è aperta la 69. Mostra del Cinema di Venezia, il Festival cinematografico più antico del mondo. Questo è il motivo per cui questa settimana abbiamo deciso di celebrare Isabella Ferrari, componente della Giuria internazionale del Premio Venezia Opera Prima “Luigi De Laurentiis”, nonché una delle […]

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August Newsletter Update

L’ufficio ÉCU dalla fine del giardino interno L’estate è fiorita qui a Parigi, e nonostante si soffra il caldo in ufficio, amiamo i giorni caldi dal cielo blu. Il mese di agosto è sempre un ottimo periodo per gli amanti dei film a Parigi, perché i cinema all’aperto sono in piena attività, ed è un […]

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ÉCU visits the 2011 Paris Cinéma Festival

From restored grand classic movies, to Pixar’s latest animated film, and not to mention a ‘Special Honor to Mexico’ showcase, there was something for everyone. The ÉCU team went to the festival to gather audience reactions. “So much action! Stimulation overload!”, “A high quality festival affordable for most people” and “10 days of REAL cinema” […]

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