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Articles from February 2012

Chronicle Flies into Top Spot at UK Box Office
Fox's sci-fi takes the reins from War Horse, which drops to 4th, over a snow-affected weekend in the UK; StudioCanal has DVD hit with Tinker Tailor.Boosted by two days of previews, Chronicle debuted in pole position at the UK box office taking $3.5m...
French Critics Union Honours the Minister
The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival has also unveiled its winners.Respected French Critics Union (Le Syndicat Francais de la Critique de Cinema) names Pierre Schoeller's political drama The Minister best film of 2011.Pierre Schoeller's...
Goodwin Joins UK Production Company Western Edge; Busy Slate Includes Golf, Dumas Projects
EXCLUSIVE: Third Star production company lines up adaptation of Dumas novella The Corsican Brothers.Vaughan Sivell of UK production company Western Edge Pictures (Third Star) has added Franki Goodwin as a partner in the company. Well known in the industry...
HanWay Takes on Sales for Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir
Polish director talks openly in the film made by friend Andrew Braunsberg.Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir has been picked up for world sales by London-based HanWay Films.The documentary directed by Laurent Bouzereau features the Polish director talks frankly...
Hungarian Fund Backs Balint Kenyeres Project; Brings Animated Tragedy of Man to EFM
The New Hungarian National Film Fund has backed another project, Balint Kenyeres' debut feature Hier.Hier is about a fortysomething highway engineer is sent on a job only to bump into the love of his life after 20 years.The cast is led by Maurice Benichou,...
Intouchables to Open Rendez-Vous with French Cinema
The 17th edition of the annual showcase of French Film will run March 1-11 in New York, also expanding nationally for the first time this year.The 17th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance Films'...
K5 Boards Groundswell's Very Good Girls Starring Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen
EXCLUSIVE: K5 boards Naomi Foner directorial debut starring Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen [pictured].K5 has boarded international rights to writer/director Naomi Foner's directorial debut Very Good Girls, which is set to shoot from June in New York.Dakota...
Kevin Named Best Film at Evening Standard Awards
Olivia Colman continued her awards run picking up the best actress award, making her lack of BAFTA nomination even more glaring.Lynne Ramsay's We Need To Talk About Kevin was named Best Film at the Evening Standard Awards, which took place in London...
Le Pacte to Unveil Atiq Rahimi's the Patience Stone at Berlin
Afghan writer Atiq Rahimi returns behind the camera for first time in eight years after his award-winning Earth and Ashes.Paris-based sales company Le Pacte is set to unveil Afghan writer Atiq Rahimi's adaptation of his internationally acclaimed novel...
Love Is in the Air
Dir: Simon Staho. Denmark. 2011. 84minsSimon Staho, the Danish director who has made a name for himself with intense, brooding dramas, takes a turn in a startling new direction with Love Is In The Air (Magi i luften), a pop musical about horny teens...
Pray for Japan Gets 14-City with AMC Theatres
Filmmaker Stu Levy is partnering with exhibitor AMC Theatres to release his feature documentary Pray For Japan in 14 cities across North America.The film will be released as a one-night special event on March 14, honouring the anniversary of the Japanese...
Soda's New British Cinema Quarterly Gets BFI Investment, Launches 2012 Slate
BFI's P&A fund backs the programme with £50,000.Soda Pictures is launching the third year of its New British Cinema Quarterly (NBCQ) initiative, now with backing from the BFI's P&A Fund.NBCQ takes a new British film on tour every three months...
Vision 3 Wins 3D Lumiere Award for the Foundling
It was part of the 3D Society's Lumiere Awards which took place at the Beverly Hills Hotel, LA.The creative team at London based 3D services company Vision3 has been awarded the International 3D Society's Lumiere award for Outstanding Achievement (Short...
Zarafa
Dirs: Rémi Bezançon & Jean-Christophe Lie. France-Belgium. 2012. 78minsA visually splendid and emotionally satisfying animated adventure for all ages, Zarafa boasts all the ingredients (at least in an ideal world...) for international success, starting...
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