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Articles from July 2014

British Delegation Set for Colombia
The British film industry is to send its biggest ever delegation to the Bogota Audiovisual Market (BAM).Producers, distributors and festival execs are among a 29-strong British delegation that will arrive in Colombia on Monday for the fifth Bogota Audiovisual...
Corn Island
Dir: George Ovashvili. Georgia-Germany-France-Czech Republic-Kazakhstan. 2014. 100minsThis almost entirely silent portrait of man wrestling his livelihood from the grasp of a majestically impassible nature, is exactly the type of film every film festival....
eOne Sets BFG UK Release
Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Roald Dahl book set for summer 2016.Entertainment One (eOne) has announced a July 22, 2016 release date in the UK for a new feature film adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's classic The BFG (the Big Friendly Giant),...
Free Fall
Dir: Gyorgi Palfi. Hungary-France-South Korea. 2014. 82minsEvidently lacking the necessary funds to complete his film at home, Gyorgy Palfi (Hukkle, Taxidermia), the enfant terrible of Hungarian cinema, went not only to France but all the way to Jeonju...
FrightFest Unveils Shorts Line-Up
Watchmen writer Alan Moore to attend world premiere of his screenwriting debut, Show Pieces.Film4 FrightFest is to screen a record 20 short films, 12 of them world premieres, at this year's August 23 event in London.World premieres include Show Pieces,...
Jerusalem Kicks off with Aim for Business as Usual
Most festival guests' travels aren't impacted by the unrest in Israel; festival makes minor scheduling changes.The Jerusalem Film Festival got underway last night, and is making very minor adjustments in the wake of security issues. Yet the organisers...
Jerusalem Presents 'Fresh' Doc Stories
A trip by Israeli reggae producers to Jamaica, Final Solution architect Heinrich Himmler, new immigrant angst and a pit ball rescue centre are among the many worlds explored in this year's Israeli Documentary Competition."We were focused on both the...
Late Season
Dir: Danilo Caputo. Italy-Romania-Greece. 2014. 80minsInspired by the notion of sound, Late Season (La Mezza Stagione) is trio of stories set in a small Italian village that is a quirky and fascinating character portrait with plenty of low key moments...
Ninet to Play Tragic Poet Tirza Atar
EXCLUSIVE: Actress and singer attached to star in Eran Riklis-produced drama.Israeli actress and singer Ninet Tayeb is attached to play the lead role in Dina Zvi-Riklis' next film Poppies in October about the tragic life of Tirza Atar, the daughter of...
Nony Geffen Drama Adds Cast
EXCLUSIVE: Dudu Tassa, Sason Gabai, Gaya Traob among cast.Dudu Tassa, Sasson Gabai and Gaya Traub are attached to star alongside Nony Geffen in the actor-writer-director's upcoming drama Why Elephant.The Hebrew-language drama, aiming for a November 2014...
Puskepalis in Clinch with Leviathan Star
Russian actor Sergey Puskepalis is to make his directorial debut and has cast Alexey Serebryakov, star of Cannes winner Leviathan.Clinch is billed as a drama with tragicomic elements starring Serebryakov, who headlined Andrey Zvyagintsev's Leviathan,...
Richie Mehta, Siddharth
In Richie Mehta's profoundly engrossing drama Siddharth, a chain-wallah in India sends his young son to work far away on the sub-continent. When the child does not return home, the father sets off on a quest.Canadian film-maker Richie Mehta's drama stars...
Rocks in My Pockets
Dir/scr: Signe Baumane. Latvia-US. 2014. 88minsThe inner demons of animator Signe Baumane are impressively self-evident in Rocks In My Pockets, her debut film that had its world premiere in competition at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival (the first animated...
The Man from Reno
Dir: Dave Boyle. US. 2014. 112minsA stylishly made genre film that revels in its old-fashioned sense of mystery and suspense, Dave Boyle's The Man From Reno is a smart and enjoyable retro-drama set against the backdrop of San Francisco. The film played...
Transformers 4 Passes $435M
Paramount's Transformers: Age Of Extinction will cross the half-billion threshold despite what is expected to be a strong challenge from Fox's Apes.The sci-fi tentpole has stormed to $435.2m through Paramount Pictures International and should have enough...
Wildcard Plays Strong Hand
EXCLUSIVE: Distributor picks up films with Maisie Williams, Jessica Paré and Killian Scott.Irish outfit Wildcard Distribution has picked up a slew of titles to bolster its slate including Galway Film Fleadh features Gold and Get Up and Go.Also among...
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