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Articles from July 2014

Barbican to Host Nick Cave Event
Preview of 20,000 Days on Earth to be broadcast live with Nick Cave and special guests.London's Barbican Hall has been selected to host a live satellite broadcast of Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days on Earth to 150 UK cinemas on September 17.The gala...
Birdman World Premiere to Open Venice
Alejandro G. Iñárritu's black comedy stars Michael Keaton.Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance, directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu and starring Michael Keaton, has been selected as the opening film of the 71st Venice Film Festival (Aug 27 - Sept...
Cherry Tobacco
Dirs/scr: Katrin & Andres Maimik. Estonia. 2014. 93minsThis Estonian feature from married directing duo Andres and Katrin Maimik is a fragile and often beautiful story of first love set mainly in the gorgeous surroundings of the Estonian countryside....
Curzon to Push VOD Service
UK independent cinema group Curzon is giving a major push to its recently relaunched VOD service Curzon Home Cinema with the release of Joe, starring Nicolas Cage.On the day it appears in UK cinemas (July 25), the David Gordon Green film will be made...
Dakota Johnson to Star in Forever, Interrupted
The Fifty Shades Of Grey star has come on board Gidden Media and Good Universe's adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid's book Forever, Interrupted: A Novel.Amy Baer will produce through her Gidden Media while Johnson will also serve as executive producer...
David Ansen to Depart LAFF
Film Independent top brass announced on Thursday (10) a restructuring of the programming team as Los Angeles Film Festival artistic director David Ansen steps down by mutual agreement and the role of Elvis Mitchell is expanded.Mitchell now assumes the...
Fantasia Unveils Full Line-Up
Montreal-based genre festival to screen over 160 films at its 18th edition, which runs July 17-Aug 6.Fantasia International Film Festival has unveiled the full line-up for its 18th edition, which takes place in Montreal from July 17-Aug 6.Along with...
Jerusalem Adds Cinema City, Old City Screenings
Cinema City will expand Jerusalem Film Festival's footprint in the city; Old City will host free outdoor screenings of blockbusters including Inception.This year's edition of the festival is adding a new venue, Cinema City, which will expand the festival's...
JFF Gets Down to Business
The festival is laying on a packed programme of film industry events this year, headlined by the Jerusalem Pitch Point meeting.The meeting revolves around a central pitching event on July 14, open to both industry professionals, film students and the...
Jonze, Park, Seidl to Hit Jerusalem
Directors are among the high-profile international guests at this year's festival.Directors Spike Jonze, Park Chan-wook, Ulrich Seidl, Chantal Akerman and actress Martina Gedeck are among the high-profile international guests due to attend the Jerusalem...
Mendes: Bringing Bond out of the Bubble
Sam Mendes, speaking at a Films Without Borders event at Windsor Castle on Tuesday night, spoke about how the spirit of the London Olympics influenced the pro-British enthusiasm in the last James Bond film, Skyfall.Mendes says he remembers thinking "I...
Mr Holmes' New Cast Revealed
EXCLUSIVE: Cast is revealed for Sherlock Holmes film starring Ian McKellen and directed by Bill Condon.As principal photography begins on a new Sherlock Holmes film starring Ian McKellen, the cast has been revealed as well as a change of name and a first...
Nadav Lapid Heads to France
EXCLUSIVE: Israeli film-maker to develop Micro Robert (working title) with Les Films des Tornelles.Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid is joining forces with Paris-based production house Les Films des Tournelles to develop a feature about a young Israeli man...
New Team Kicks off Jerusalem Festival
The 31st Jerusalem Film Festival gets underway today with a new management team determined to present a world-class event despite the escalating troubles in the region.Aside from postponing the opening-night open-air premiere of Dancing Arabs (see full...
Nowhere in Moravia
Dir: Miroslav Krobot. Czech Republic. 2014. 102minsThere is nothing basically wrong with the belated debut of veteran actor Miroslav Krobot as a film director, except for the fact that everything in it seems to date back many years ago. This type of...
Paris of the North
Dir: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson. Iceland. 2014. 95minsA delightfully droll bit of Icelandic comedy-drama, Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson's highly watchable film dwells astutely on fractured human relationships with particular emphasis on the male of the...
Sentsov Case Heads to Strasbourg
The campaign to free Ukrainian film-maker Oleg Sentsov from detention in Russia has been taken to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).According to documents obtained by ScreenDaily, Sofia-based lawyer Yonko Grozev has been authorised by Sentsov...
Somerset House Talks Revealed
Flight of the Conchords' Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, outgoing Film4 boss Tessa Ross and director Richard Ayoade to feature in conversation.The line-up has been announced for this year's Behind the Screen at Somerset House, featuring filmmakers...
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