Cambodian Documentary Wins Cannes Prize for Innovative Cinema

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CANNES – A documentary using small clay figurines to tell the story of how Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh’s family perished under the Khmer Rouge regime won the top prize in the second most important competition at the Cannes film festival on Saturday.

L’Image Manquante (The Missing Picture) was among the 18 films that premiered in the Un Certain Regard category that was set up to encourage emerging and innovative filmmakers and run alongside the main competition at the world’s top film festival.

Panh, 49, a prolific filmmaker whose films concentrate on the brutality in Cambodia when an estimated 1.7 million people were killed during the 1975-79 Khmer Rouge regime, said the prize was important for his country.

For a country that has emerged from its difficulties and years of war, it is important to say we are still alive,” Panh told Reuters after receiving his award at a red carpet ceremony in the French Riviera resort.

The jury led by Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, whose film Jagten (The Hunt) won Mads Mikkelsen the best actor award at Cannes last year, described the documentary as one of the most powerful films I have seen in many years”.

The runner-up was Omar by Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad, a political thriller involving Palestinians living under Israeli occupation in which a young baker, Omar, is tortured by Israel’s secret police to betray his friends.

Omar, which was shot in the West Bank and Israeli-Arab town of Nazareth last year, received a standing ovation at its premiere as the first film fully funded by the Palestinian cinema industry.

It is the only festival that I think still cares about different films,” said Abu-Assad, known for the 2005 award-winning film Paradise Now, as he received his award.

Another director in Un Certain Regard to get a standing ovation was Iran’s Mohammad Rasoulof who was jailed in 2010 for anti-regime propaganda but came to Cannes this year with Manuscripts Don’t Burn, shot in secret in his home country.

The non-professional actors of La Jaula de Oro (The Golden Cage), a film about three young Guatemalans trying to cross the Mexico-U.S. border from director Diego Quemada-Diez won an award for best cast.

The Difference A Home Cinema Without Wires Can Make

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If you are looking for a superior sound system for your home cinema then a wireless system is something you should investigate. The name really says it all with these types of systems as the main differential is that you can set up your home cinema without the need for bulky wiring. But before you go ahead and invest in one there are a few pros and cons that need to be investigated.

The predominant reason why people love this type of system is the fact that it is wireless. When you are trying to set up your home cinema system it can be very frustrating to be limited by the design layout of your room. In order to achieve the best sound quality, speakers need to be a distance away from each other, however having extension cords and wiring draped around the floor not only looks unsightly and messy it can be a safety hazard. Having a wireless sound system gives you total freedom as to where you can place your furniture to achieve the best effect. The system can also easily and quickly be packed away out of sight if you need to.

The main reason people invest in a sound system is to create a great audio experience and a wireless home cinema is much more likely to give you this. Superior clarity of sound is achieved through the use of bluetooth and infrared which are top of the line technologies that produce a smooth transfer of data to the speakers.

The benefits of a wireless home cinema are huge but like most thing in life there are a drawbacks as well.

One of the things that may put this type of system out of reach for many is the cost. Because of the use of such up to date, state of the art technologies the cost can end up almost double of that of a more standard design that uses wiring attached to the speakers.

A factor that some people may not be aware of is that there can be some interference to the wireless connection and this is generally caused by other wireless things you may have in you house. The interefence can cause the system to generate a poor standard of sound or malfunction althogether. This disadvantage sounds more damaging than it is however as the problem can be fixed by simply taking the other device out of the room or switching the system off and on again.

It is important that you consider all the advantages and disadvantages of a wireless home cinema before you go ahead and purchase one. That way you are guaranteed of making the best decision for you and your family.

LG Cinema 3D Beats Off Competitors

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More than 80% of consumers prefer the overall viewing experience of LG Cinema 3D than that of its competitors such as Sony and Samsung. >

At this years CES event, the LW6500 model from the Cinema 3D range was awarded the -Flicker-free’ certificate from both Intertek and TUV.

Intertek and TUV stand as the most globally recognised and respected inspection and certification bodies in the world.

Here we take a closer look at LG’s groundbreaking product.

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In April this year, LG launched its pioneering new home entertainment range which included LG’s groundbreaking and unique Cinema 3D& – the height of cutting edge technology.

From mid-April, the range was available at major retailers. Reflecting LG’s ongoing commitment to innovation, design and functionality; proving that something that works, can also be easy on the eye as well and progressive amongst its competitors.

They are expanding their already extensive 3D offering – from cinema to Smartphones (LG Optimus 3D) – by introducing the world’s first flicker-free 3D TV range (LW450U, LW550T and LW650T series).

3D In Your Home

Using polarised glasses, weighing only 16 grams – almost half the weight of conventional 3D glasses – users are provided with a comfortable 3D viewing experience in home-appropriate screen dimensions ranging from 32 inches to 55 inches.

When you buy a Cinema 3D& TV, you are provided with an extensive seven pairs of polarised glasses; extras pairs costing only 2 each. The frames are ergonomic and designed with your viewing pleasure in mind; lightweight and comfortable, they do not require batteries, charging or synchronisation with your Cinema 3D& TV.

With several polarized glasses, it means that friends and family can enjoy the magic of 3D TV together in its stunning full HD capacity.

Clarity

The Cinema 3D& TV is more than two times brighter than other conventional 3D monitors, by way of using LG’s 3D technology, you are provided with brighter and clearer images.

This technology is able to counteract any dimness that can occur within 3D images through a specialised, thin film that covers the screen. In addition, the 3D monitors also produce exceptionally clear and vivid images in 2D.

About the Author: Barry Knightly is a fan of LG Cinema 3D

How To Write A Cafe Cinema Business Plan

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The first question you need to answer before writing your cafe cinema business plan – what is a business plan? In short it is a roadmap for your cafe cinema business presenting anyone who gazes as it what the goals of the business are and also shows how those goals should be achieved.

Without a cafe cinema business plan it is doubtful that prospective “angel investors” and the like will invest in your cafe cinema business if that is what you require to start-up or if you need to take it up another level

The plan should be adapted for the would-be lender or the financier. The substance of the plan should show the would-be interests of the lender and promote support for your cafe cinema business venture.

Your cafe cinema business plan is not just for getting you the capital you need – it’s main objective ought to be to point the bearing in which your cafe cinema business is heading.

You must keep your investor’s attention by making the article as reader friendly as possible. Use plain, direct language and graphics to illustrate your ideas. Make sure your content reflects the optimistic approach of the management team. Still, it is advisable to be realistic when presenting economic forecasts.

You must cover the businesses strengths and weaknesses and illustrate how you plan to overcome weaknesses. Show you appreciate the risks concerned and recommend probable solutions for overcoming these risks and offer evidence to support your statements. This will augment credibility to the cafe cinema business plan.

Make a lasting first impression by presenting the document in a clear and professional manner by using a clear, unpretentious design that conveys a skilled image and avoid jargon, keeping the contents concise and hard hitting. Any technical or supporting information ought to be provided in the appendices.

Keep all the numbers between the main body of the document and your appendices – if you put large sections of figures in the body of your article you will distract your backer from the flow of the business plan.

If you are starting a new business; you must give your reasons why you came up with the idea to start this new venture. Give advantages of your particular products or services that you mean to offer to potential clients stating how you intend to get their business. Give details of the market sector whether it’s a growing sector or not, elucidate your pricing policy and how you intend to trade your goods/services. Highlight any rivalry out there and how you intend to compete in this profitable market and make your investor a return on his or her money.

Make apparent the know-how and awards of you and your management team and show how their skills can be harnessed to attain growth possibilities and profitability. Offer information on staffing requirements including CVs for superior management in the Appendices and, if applicable, an organisation chart to illustrate the management construction.

Where To Get Real Home Cinema Seating

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Home cinema seating has been available for a pretty long time now, and there are several diverse options for the purchaser who is looking to create their perfect home cinema.

An option, that some people go for (for the most part because they view it as the only option) is the big recliner style home cinema chair, similar to those notably sat on by Joey and Chandler in Friends! The primary obstacle using this type of chairs is its bulk. It is simply so huge that within a average home cinema garage conversion, you possibly can only fit in 1 or 2 chairs. It is usually incredibly expensive – a large reclining leather home cinema chair can cost upwards of a thousand pounds.

Groups of these types of seats are also obtainable, however once more they’re costly and use up an awful lot of room.

You can even use ordinary sofas & chairs, like you would have in your lounge. But this does not in that case classify your home cinema as being a cinema – it just seems like a lounge with no windows! And once more, bulk is a problem, because you will be unlikely to fit a lot of chairs into the limited quantity of space that you have. Furthermore if you’d like to gather relations & friends round for movie nights and big sporting events, the very last thing you should do is to ask people to sit on the ground.

You can find nowadays another choice – simply purchase the exact seats you sit on in the local cinema! There are several benefits to this. You’re able to fit a lot of these home cinema chairs in a comparatively small room. Organizations that sell these chairs additionally make available design and installation services, therefore they’ll tell you how many that you can fit in your home cinema space, and will install them for you. This assists you to you to take full advantage of every single cm of space.

If you’re budget conscious when searching for home cinema seating, these home cinema chairs could also be a incredibly good way of making a big saving, without compromising on stylishness & comfort. You’re even able to buy factory refurbished cinema seats which have previously been installed in multiplexes at considerable mark downs, from under 100 per chair. Envisage having the ability to kit out a ten-seater home cinema and spend lower than 1000 on home cinema seating.

To search out this sort of home cinema seating, take a look around the internet and dont overlook to check on ebay to check what is offered, you may get a tremendous bargain.

London Cinema Listings

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One look at London’s cinema listings, and you are wonder-struck at the sheer number of films Londoners devour every week. More than 120 movies are showing in London’s theatres at any given day, and about 80 films release there every week.

London cinemas screen almost everything under the sun, including classics, world cinema, short films, and Bollywood. BFI Southbank (located on Belvedere Road) is a big name for serious movie buffs. BFI Southbank was formerly called the National Film Theatre, is operated by the British Film Institute, and is also known for its screening of classics and foreign cinema. It also hosts the London Film Festival.

BFI IMAX, meanwhile, is the biggest screen in Britain. It is over 20 metres high and 26 metres wide, has 11,600 watts of digital surround sound, and seats 500. BFI also takes credit for being home to London’s smallest screen: the BFI South bank Studio has just 38 seats. Apollo Piccadilly Circus, Odeon Mezzanine, and Empire Leicester are other small-capacity cinemas.

Art movie connoisseurs need no introduction to Curzon, an art-house cinema chain has 6 cinemas across London. Independent films are patronized by Curzon as well.

Odeon Cinemas is one of the largest chain of cinemas in Europe, and has about 26 cineplexes in London. The Odeon West End in Leicester Square has hosted the London Film Festival for many years.

Another popular name to reckon with for cinemas is Riverside Studios, located on the banks of the River Thames (Hammersmith, London). Riverside is known for its double-bill screenings of foreign language and independent films. It hosts foreign language film festivals, too.

There are places where you can watch a movie child-free (at the Over 18s screenings), and places (for e.g., he Electric, Rio, Picturehouse, Rue, Odeon) where you can watch a film with a baby.

If Hindi movies are your staple, then head to the Himalaya Palace, Southall, Upton Park Boleyn, Harrow Safari or Willesden Belle Vue; or any of Cineworld’s cinemas at Feltham, Staples Corner or Ilford.

Interestingly, there are increasingly more things to do in London at the cinemas, than merely watch films. You now get to breathe in some culture in the city’s cinema halls some being Odeon, Curzon Cinemas and BFI – which have started screening opera and ballet. In fact, the Royal Opera House has launched a venture that will see some ballet and opera performances being screened in over 700 cinemas worldwide.

Tamil Cinema Industry And Actor Vijay

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Cinema is the number one entertainment solution for all. It has some magic magnetic to attract the people. In 1930, Indian people has no television, they all entertained by real time drama from the writer. And they only know the news from papers. After that the real big screen cinema enters into the India. Now India has 18 languages. Very important and famous language is Hindi. Tamil language an ancient language, it speaks only in Tamil Nadu. The first start of India cinema begins in Madras (Chennai). And after the 1950 many films started to release. The only way to watch cinema is in Theatres only.

The ancient technicians have been passed away now. They are the GURU for the newbie. The name super Star is the high proud award for any actor in Tamil cinema. When a hero provides 50 plus hit movies and he will be called as Super Star. This is not easy like it seems, every film has different story, but some of the films only can reach the victory mark, it indicates that every employer should contribute to achieve the film into success area. K. Palachandar is the one of the ancient film directors who lives still. Nearly 10 plus assistant directors were worked under him. All the assistant directors are now becomes the top ten film director list. This is awesome news to know.

Getting success in Tamil cinema is not an easy part. The old Super Stars has stopped to star in films. They only act in particular films only. The current young heroes are acting several films and they are easily notable by the use of televisions. The television turns the audience easily to know about the actors and technicians. Actor Vijay is one of the power heroes in the south zone cinema. His films are providing big profit to the produces than any hero. He is an amazing and raising Super Star. Actor Ajith is the competitor for Actor Vijay. Normally both Vijay and Ajith movies releasing in same day, but it decreases the profit, so they planned to release their films in different dates.

The people who are famous today said that how they reach this famous? The answer is simple Cinema. So to get success in short term period, we need to achieve and explore our talent in the media field. This only can turn the life of any people and make them famous. Hard work and luck are the main factors to glitter in film industry. Many educational institutes are available today to learn directing, cinematography, Arts, editing. By joining the institute and learning the course, we have the chance to contact the cine people. This is the sugar. Is not it?

Transformation Of Indian Cinema

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The period often correlated with modern Indian cinema is supposed to have begun in 1970’s when commercial cinema came forth as a means of recreation for the general public and this continues with the contemporary Indian cinema today. Although directors like Govind Nihilani, Shyam Benegal and others kept the flame of artistic movies alive, the commercial cinema surpassed the artistic cinema by leaps and bounds.

The influence of mainstream movie industry kept on increasing in 1980s and 1990s. With the release of movies like Tezaab, Maine Pyaar Kiya, Kayamat se Kayamat Tak and Chandni in 1980’s and Darr, Baazigar and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge in 1990’s, the trend of romantic cinema held ground. Such romantic movies told emotional love stories of young couples who after many adversities get married and stay happily ever after. Some of these romantic movies were very big hits and broke box office records.

The trend of romantic Bollywood movies continued in late 1990’s and early 2000’s with the release of hugely popular movies like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Interestingly, the art cinema re-emerged by late 1990s as many movies including Traffic Signal, Chandni Bar and Satya received good critic reviews. These modern Indian movies were a refreshing change at the time when uninspired romantics were the order of the day and they proved to be memorable experience for the viewers.

Numerous movies with big budgets including Veer and Mein aur Mrs Khanna were not well received, and surprisingly, DevD and other small budget movies have done well. This has lead to fresh and unique stories being favored among the Bollywood producers and directors.

The present trend in the Indian movie industry is to try new themes and storylines. Movies like Three Idiots and My Name is Khan have experimented with new subjects and have been hugely successful. The modern Hindi movies are bringing in a fresh new experimental wave of cinema, which is being more than welcomed by the Indian cinema audience.

Enjoy Bollywood with Zee Cinema

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Enjoy Bollywood with Zee Cinema The world’s biggest movie industry is right here in Bollywood. And with so many megastars adorning the Bollywood parade, it’s tough to keep track of the new releases in this thriving industry. The good news is that Zee Cinema makes it really easy to select and enjoy all your favourite films at the click of a button. WatchIndia.TV is the premier online network for a dazzling selection of TV channels. And because they all cater to your specific needs, you get to enjoy greater customization all of the time. Zee Cinema ranks among the most entertaining of the Indian TV channels. It’s loaded chock-a-block with exciting films in Hindi. And with a truckload of Hindi films being released every year – hundreds of them in fact – it’s good to know that Zee Cinema has the entertainment spectrum well covered. All of the cultural classics, action films, romance flicks and dramas are waiting to be enjoyed. These include the likes of Adharm, Afsana, Dharam Yodha, Gaddar, Insan, Janam Samjha Karo, Military Raaj and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi. Among the benefits of signing up with WatchIndia.TV is the fact that viewers get to enjoy online access to a virtual treasure trove of entertainment with Zee Cinema. Hundreds of millions of fans of Zee Cinema abound throughout India and the stage has been set to expand globally – thanks in no small measure to WatchIndia.TV.

The Best Indian Movies Online

With Zee Cinema, fans of Indian TV get to enjoy the crme de la crme of entertainment. It’s a veritable tour de force of sheer viewing pleasure, replete with the biggest names under the Bollywood sky. Household favourites include the likes of Dilip Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Amitabh Bachchan, Kumar, Lara Dutta, Salman Khan, Sunny Deol, Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Jeetendra and Ashok Kumar, among others. The pedigree of acting talent runs so deep on Zee Cinema that it’s hard to keep up, but it’s always a fiesta of viewing pleasure at Zee Cinema. A big benefit of signing up for a free 2 week trial at WatchIndia.TV is that you get to enjoy premium-quality entertainment at the click of a button – for free. Plus, it’s Internet-based entertainment which means that it’s easily accessible. The Zee Cinema movies are available as Videos on Demand (VOD) which means that whatever you want, you can get. Titles such as Bulandi, Sehar, Bol Radha Bol, Ishq Hai Tumse, Insan, Kurbaan, Fareb, and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi are readily available. And there are plenty more where those came from.

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