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Articles from May 2014

A Girl at My Door
Dir/scr: July Jung. South Korea. 2014. 119minsA resolutely left-field and refreshingly off-kilter drama, July Jung's A Girl At My Door (Dohee Ya) is a deftly intriguing tale of alcoholism and abuse that starts off as a seemingly familiar domestic drama...
Beautiful Youth
Dir. Jaime Rosales. Spain-France. 2014. 102minsAs slices of life go, Jaime Rosales' Beautiful Youth (Hermosa Juventud) hits pretty close to home, but while it may be accurate in essence, it is also bland, predictable and not particularly engrossing....
Cannes Names China Talents Winner
The second edition of the forum in Cannes goes to a period drama.At the New Chinese Film Talents Fund Forum, held for the second time during the Marche in Cannes, the award for the promotion of the best project and was awarded to Bloody Far East by Du...
Documentaries: On the Frontline
Documentary film-makers are finding new ways to attract finance and audiences. Ahead of today's Doc Corner Brunch, Colin Brown explores the cutting-edge strategies and the crop of documentaries at Cannes 2014.As in previous festivals, war is an ever-present...
Filmax Knows Who You Are
Spanish outfit prep new TV series I Know Who You Are following success of The Red Band Society.As it ups its interest in TV, revitalised Spanish outfit Filmax is reaping the benefits of the success of its television drama The Red Band Society.The series...
F&ME Bring Four to Cannes
EXCLUSIVE: London-based company have brought the first four features of their ten film $30m slate to Cannes.Mike Downey and Sam Taylor's Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME) are in Cannes with the first four completed features of their 2014 slate.The...
Foxcatcher
Dir: Bennett Miller. US. 2014. 134minsThe strikingly dark and tragic story of the unlikely relationship between a repressed and deeply eccentric millionaire and two champion wrestlers, Bennett Miller's impressively sustained Foxcatcher is a wonderfully...
Godzilla Tops UK Chart
Warner Bros' reboot leads a sun-affected market with $10.7m (£6.4m), including previews.Nothing hurts UK cinemas like the sun, but Godzilla still managed a healthy debut to top an otherwise soft market that was down over 50% on the same period last year.Warner...
HanWay's High-Rise Signs for UK, France
EXCLUSIVE: HanWay inks UK and French deals on Ben Wheatley's thriller.HanWay Films has finalised deals for Ben Wheatley's anticipated thriller High-Rise with StudioCanal for the UK and Wild Side co-founder Manuel Chiche's new distribution company The...
IMAX Makes Moves in Sweden, Russia
IMAX has announced its first commercial theatre deal for Scandinavia, with Nordic Cinema Group.The IMAX in the SF Bio anchor multiplex at the Mall of Scandinavia in Stockholm will open in autumn 2015.IMAX president of EMEA Andrew Cripps told Screen in...
Jauja
Dir: Lisandro Alonso. Argentina-Denmark-France-Mexico-Germany-Brazil. 2014. 108minsA man makes his way very, very slowly across a desolate Patagonian landscape. This far, at least, we're in familiar territory with Jauja, the latest from Argentinian director...
Maps to the Stars
Dir: David Cronenberg. France-Canada-Germany-US. 2014. 111minsThe long-awaited spawn of the union between director David Cronenberg and writer Bruce Wagner is Mulholland Drive, Sunset Boulevard and The Player wrapped up into one darkly comic, Gothic-tinged...
Microwave Relaunches, Sets Team
EXCLUSIVE: £2.2m earmarked for new projects, Olivier Kaempfer joins team.The BFI has joined Microwave founding partners Film London and BBC Films for the next iteration of the low-budget production initiative behind Sundance hit Lilting and Eran Creevy's...
Millennium Acquires Reach Me
Ensemble features Sylvester Stallone and Kyra Sedgwick,Millennium Entertainment has acquired all US rights to John Herzfeld's drama Reach Me featuring an all-star ensemble lead by Sylvester Stallone, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Connelly, Terry Crews, Thomas...
Russia, Ukraine Unite for Battle
Russian producer says detoriating political relations between Russia and Ukraine hasn't damaged production.Russia and Ukraine may be at loggerheads following revolution and Russian military intervention earlier this year - but the two countries' film...
Sheridan Film among IFB Line-Up
EXCLUSIVE: Irish Film Board to back productions including Jim Sheridan's The Secret Scripture and Tomato Red.The Irish Film Board is to back productions from Juanita Wilson, Jim Sheridan, Julien Temple and Aisling Walsh in its latest round of funding...
Shochiku Unveils Ninja the Monster
Ken Ochiai's film is the first in a series of smaller-budget films aimed at international markets.Japanese studio Shochiku has launched a series of smaller-budget movies aimed at international markets, starting with Ken Ochiai's Ninja The Monster.Starring...
Spandau Ballet Finds 'Gold' with New Documentary
Martin Kemp and director George Hencken talk about Soul Boys of the Western World."Every generation has their best decade, and for a lot of people now, that's the '80s, so it's the perfect time to tell our story," says Spandau Ballet's Martin Kemp of...
The Wonder First China-NZ Co-Pro
Beijing-based company comes on board ambitious fantasy adventure as investor/producer.Paul Lin's Beijing-based powerhouse Show & Share Entertainment Investments has come on board as investor/producer on ambitious $20m The Wonder 3D, the long gestating...
UK Film Centre on [Pounds]10m Question
Speakers at roundtable including the BFI's Ben Roberts and StudioCanal's Danny Perkins.Ben Roberts, director of BFI Lottery Film Fund, asked speakers at Monday's 'The Magic £10m: the key to producing a £10m-plus feature film' panel at the UK Film Centre...
When Animals Dream
Dir: Jonas Alexander Arnby. Denmark. 2014. 84minsA teenage girl's awakening sexuality quite literally brings out the beast in her in When Animals Dream (Nar dyrene drommer), an atmospheric fantasy chiller that marks an accomplished feature debut from...
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