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Articles from November 2014

Abderrahmane Sissako, Timbuktu
The spread of Islamic fundamentalism across Africa has flung many ordinary Muslims' lives into turmoil. Timbuktu director Abderrahmane Sissako tells Elbert Wyche why he wanted to express their storyIn July 2012, in a small city in northern Mali, a man...
Cinema Is Never 'Foreign'
Screen has kicked off our awards season coverage, with a focus on the foreign-language race.There are a lot of great films in the mix this year, and a record 83 submissions.It's worth arguing for the umpteenth time that some of these films are among...
Dogwoof Acquires Ukrainian Doc Maidan
Distributor acquires UK rights for Sergei Loznitsa's Ukrainian documentary, set for theatrical release in February 2015.Maidan chronicles the civil unrest and uprising against the regime of president Yanukovych in the central square of Kiev, the Ukrainian...
Film Bazaar: India Builds an Ecosystem
Liz Shackleton looks at how organisers of Goa's annual Film Bazaar are following on successes with new initiatives and closer ties to finance. But where are the Indian audiences for independent Indian films?The past year has seen another string of successes...
Guido Rud, FilmSharks International
FilmSharks International's Guido Rud tells Jeremy Kay about building a slate ripe for sales and remakes.Guido Rud's eclectic taste and focus on cherry-picking a handful of films each year has established him as a purveyor of distinctive features that...
Hot Projects on Screenbase
New films on Screenbase this week include the directorial debuts of Michael Lennox and Rachel Tunnard, Terry Jones' economics doc and Chris Crow's The Lighthouse.Boardwalk Empire star Stephen Graham leads the cast of Michael Lennox's feature debut A...
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Two Days, One Night
Belgian auteurs Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne talk to John Hazelton about casting their biggest star yet, Marion Cotillard, in the workplace drama, Two Days, One Night -- Belgium's foreign language Oscar entry."We are a bit optimistic," says Luc Dardenne...
Karim Hanafy Pushes Boundaries with Departure
Likened to audacious filmmaker Bela Tarr, Egyptian director Karim Hanafy wowed audiences at the Cairo International Film Festival with his striking feature debut The Gate of Departure.The festival's only Egyptian world premiere played to packed audiences,...
Millennium Buys Amplify LA Operations
Millennium Entertainment has made its first buy since the management take-over earlier this year led by Bill Lee and acquired the LA operations of Amplify in a move that demonstrates its digital ambitions.Amplify's Logan Mulvey will serve as Millennium...
Mockingjay Part 1 Flies into Action
NOVEMBER 21 UPDATE: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 scores number one debuts everywhere as UK delivers $3.6M on opening day and Germany $2.9M.Early numbers would suggest the YA adaptation is on fire as it rolls out on 17,000 screens across 85 markets...
Natalie Dormer to Star in BBC Drama
Wall to Wall to make Woman in Red for BBC2.The scandal surrounding 18th century aristocrat Lady Seymour Worsley is to be turned into a one-off docu-drama produced by Wall to Wall for BBC2.Woman in Red follows Sienna Miller-fronted The Girl, which explored...
Oscars: Best Foreign-Language Film
Details on all 83 submissions for the foreign language Oscar race including contact details.There are a record 83 submissions for the foreign language Oscar race. In the digital world, you don't have to have a Hollywood-sized studio to make a film, or...
Oscars: Best Foreign-Language Film Interviews
Directors of foreign language Oscar submissions talk to Screen about the thinking behind their films. Interviews by Laurence Boyce, Sarah Cooper, Melanie Goodfellow, Wendy Mitchell and Juan SardaRonit & Shlomi ElkabetzGett: The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem...
Pawel Pawlikowski, Ida
Pawel Pawlikowski tells Jeremy Kay about exploring the Poland of his childhood in Ida, and why he wanted to portray universal themes of faith and identity within the context of a very personal journeyPawel Pawlikowski says he has no masterplan. The film-maker...
Poland Gets a Kick out of Bollywood Attraction
Poland is emerging as a hot new destination for Indian productions, with major films such as as Kick, Bangistan and Shaandaar all shooting at Polish locations over the past eight months.Vikas Bahl's Shaandaar is the most recent Indian production to film...
Reel Suspects to Expose Antoniak's Nude Area
EXCLUSIVE: Antoniak's third picture revolves around intense lesbian affair between two Amsterdam teenagers.Paris-based sales company Reel Suspects has acquired international rights to Urszula Antoniak's Nude Area, an interracial, lesbian love story between...
UK Creative Industries Launch Federation
Warner Bros, Aardman, NFTS among supporters.The UK's creative industries have launched a federation in a bid to strengthen the growing sector and improve access and diversity within sub-sectors.More than 200 arts organisations and commercial creative...
UTA Signs Benedict Andrews
The acclaimed theatre director is preparing to make his feature directorial debut on the David Harrower stage play adaptation Blackbird with Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn attached to star.Australian-born Andrews most recently directed Jean Genet's The...
Ventana Sur: Limelight for LatAm
Jérome Paillard tells Jeremy Kay about how Ventana Sur is expanding its scope.Now in its sixth year, the Ventana Sur market in Buenos Aires is beginning to flex its muscles beyond merely a trading post for Latin American cinema.Backed by INCAA (Argentinean...
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