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Articles from October 2014

Absent One off to Roaring Start at Danish Box Office
Keeper of Lost Causes sequel is a huge hit as third film in series is being planned with Arcel to direct.It took Danish thriller The Absent One less than four weeks to reach 600,000 admissions in local cinemas - as the ninth domestic title this century.Today,...
Aspiration Media to Release Noble
Fledgling LA-based distributor Aspiration Media has made its first buy, taking UR rights from Continental Media to Noble. In a separate development, Image has acquired US rights to fantasy AFM title Digging Up The Marrow.Stephen Bradley's drama stars...
BAFTA Unveils Breakthrough Brits
BAFTA has unveiled 18 newcomers working in the film, TV and games industries as its 2014 BAFTA Breakthrough Brits, in partnership with Burberry.After a UK-wide call for applications and nominations, an industry jury selected the honorees.The 18 selected...
Bays to Lead Birds Eye View's Second Filmonomics
Birds Eye View is planning the second year of its training scheme Filmonomics to launch in January 2015.The scheme is supported by Creative Skillset and covers skills and personal development working from development to distribution.Film directors, writers...
Causeway Kicks off Irish Gothic Label
Belfast-based Causeway Pictures is launching its Irish Gothic label, which is focused on genre films that have inspiration from Irish legends.Causeway MD Chris Patterson is teaming with writer/director Richard Crawford and writer/director Spence Wright...
Corn Island Wins at Athens Panorama
Panorama of European Cinema Festival pays tribute to Suleiman, Laverty, Ferris and Tsiolis.The Georgian/German co-production Corn Island (Simindis kundzuli) directed by George Ovashvili swept the floor at the 27th Panorama of European Cinema Festival...
David Proud Stars in Thriller iWitness
David Proud, who has broken ground as a disabled actor playing a wheelchair-using character on EastEnders, is now set for another first by playing an able-bodied character in psychological thriller iWitness.Proud, who has Spina Bifida, stars in the project...
Fury Tops UK Chart
Sony's war drama posts $4.4m (£2.7m) debut, including previews, to dethrone Turtles; Icon's The Babadook lands with $557,000 (£345,862) from 147 sites ahead of Halloween.Having closed the BFI London Film Festival last week, Fury opened in style at the...
Garm Wars: The Last Druid
Dir: Oshii Mamoru. Japan. 2014. 92minsLush but ludicrous, beautiful but bewildering, inventive but inaccessible, the latest fantasy romp from Oshii Mamoru - who became something of a cult following his 1995 anime Ghost In The Shell - is a film that will...
Interstellar
Dir: Christopher Nolan. US. 2014. 166minsAn emotional powerhouse when it isn't hokey - and a stunning spectacle when it doesn't get bogged down in plot logistics - Interstellar is the clearest example yet of filmmaker Christopher Nolan's desire to wow...
John Lasseter Talks about Japanese Inspirations
Walt Disney chief creative officer (CCO) John Lasseter talked about the influences of Japan, its art and Hayao Miyazaki's animation in particular on his work, Pixar and even in winning his wife's hand at a talk on "Cool Japan" held by the Tokyo International...
Kajaki Gets Charity Previews
Revenue from premiere and previews of Aghan war film to go to military charities.Afghan war thriller Kajaki. The True Story will get four preview screenings at Vue cinemas, which will raise money for four military charities supported by the production.The...
Mongrel Lines Up FIP Duo for AFM
EXCLUSIVE: Mongrel International heads to the AFM with a pair of titles from Fox International Productions (FIP) including Mexican box office sensation Guten Tag, Ramon.Jorge Ramírez Suárez's fish-out-of-water drama centres on a young Mexican in search...
Pale Moon
Dir: Daihachi Yoshida. Japan. 2104. 126minsAn absorbingly subversive Japanese film that delightfully blends drama with moments of almost mischievous fun, Yoshida Daihachi's Pale Moon (Kami no Tsuki) is a real delight, given heart, compassion and a real...
RADiUS, CNN Films Team Up on Sex Crimes Doc
Kirby Dick will direct an untitled film about campus sex crime for RADiUS and CNN Films. Separately, Tribeca Film has picked up the documentary I Am Big Bird.Dick and his producer Amy Ziering will follow several people struggling to deal with trauma.The...
Screen Critics Curate Black Nights Strand
Boyhood, Foxcatcher, Birdman, Phoenix, Mr Turner among critics choices.This year's Talinn Black Nights Film Festival (Nov 13 - 30) will host a strand of 13 films curated by Screen International critics.The strand includes Boyhood, Foxcatcher, Birdman,...
William Kelly's War
Dir/scr: Geoff Davis. Australia. 2014. 106minsIn this centenary year, dramas concerning The Great War proliferate on screens both public and domestic. Any new entrant needs an angle. This brashly melodramatic Aussie movie packs plenty of frontline trench...
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