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Articles from May 2013

A Castle in Italy
Dir: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi. France. 2013. 104minsThe frothy comedy-drama A Castle In Italy (Un Château En Italie) introduces us to a main character whose flustered pursuit of happiness is meant to be adorably screwball but more often than not just proves...
Bac Happy to Take Sadness Club
EXCLUSIVE: Picture is the debut feature from Vincent Mariette after award-winning short Les Lezards. Paris-based Bac Films has taken on international sales of Vincent Mariette's debut feature comedy Sadness Club (Tristesse Club) starring Laurent Lafitte,...
Behind the Candelabra
Dir: Steven Soderbergh. US. 2013. 118minsBeneath the flamboyant furs, twinkling rhinestones and bitchy asides, Behind The Candelabra emerges as a touching gay love story from an age when nobody in American showbusiness would have dared to venture out...
Bong Joon-Ho to Chair Edinburgh Jury
Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer and film critic Siobhan Synnot will also reside on the jury.South Korean director Bong Joon-ho [pictured] will chair the International Jury at the upcoming Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), which runs June...
Cinenord Planning Heroic Husky Film
EXCLUSIVE: Heroic husky Balto famously led an expedition across the Alaskan ice carrying a life-saving serum for the victims of a diphtheria epidemic.Oslo-based production outfit Cinenord is hatching a $10m live action, English language dog movie celebrating...
Film London Ties with Rio Film
Film London Production Finance Market runs for seventh year on Oct 16-17, in association with the BFI London Film Festival.Ahead of its seventh edition in October, the Film London Production Finance Market (PFM) has announced it has partnered with Filme...
Fox to Finance Kashyap's Bombay Velvet
Fox Star Studios is financing Anurag Kashyap's next directorial project, Bombay Velvet, a period drama starring Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma.Produced by Mumbai-based Phantom Films, the film is the first in a planned trilogy written and directed by...
Golden Bird Plans $60M Mumbai Studio
Currently under construction, the facility aims to be a one-stop shop for local and international crews with sound stages, post-production, broadcast and VFX facilities, theatres, hotel accommodation and equipment hire.India's Golden Bird Entertainment...
London UK Film Focus Titles Revealed
EXCLUSIVE: Event to screen the likes of Powder Room, Johnson, In Fear and Good Morning Karachi.The first titles have been announced for this year's 10th anniversary edition of the London UK Film Focus (LUFF).The Film London backed event, takes place...
Metrodome Gets Moodysson
EXCLUSIVE: A short promo was presented to buyers on Saturday at the Marché du Film. TrustNordisk has now closed a number of deals on the film.TrustNordisk has closed a raft of sales on Lukas Moodysson's We Are The Best!.For full production details visitWe...
Paris Projects Reveals 2013 Line-Up
EXCLUSIVE: Terence Davies, Edwin, Puiu, Matthiesen to present upcoming productions.Scroll down for full line-upNew productions from Terence Davies, Edwin and Cristi Puiu, Mads Matthiesen will be among the 17 projects presented at this year's edition...
Producers to Finish Last Luna Film
EXCLUSIVE: Carles Porta, already on board the film for four years as writer and producer, will take on directorial duties in place of Bigas LunaAntartida Productions, the Spanish production company run by producer Oscar Rodriguez has announced that production...
Riot Spreads to Digital Platforms
EXCLUSIVE: Worldwide digital deals have been done with LoveFilm/Amazon, iTunes, Sony and Google, among others.The producers of Riot On Redchurch Street are taking a unique approach to sales, by having Moviehouse sell theatrical and digital rights, and...
Schrader, Ellis Talk Canyons
It began with a lucky calamity. Paul Schrader and Bret Easton Ellis originally came together to work on Bait, a movie backed by Spanish money that was set up at Lionsgate. When that fell apart, the two creative forces got talking about making something...
Tanweer in Buying Spree
EXCLUSIVE: Ambitious Tanweer has closed a slew of acquisitions led by Big Eyes and St. Vincent from The Weinstein Company for India and Turkey and Laggies and The Forger from The Solution for India and Greece.Elsewhere Tanweer has licensed rights to...
Tanweer in Buying Spree
Acquisitions include TWC's Big Eyes and St. Vincent, among others.Ambitious Tanweer has closed a slew of acquisitions led by Big Eyes and St. Vincent from The Weinstein Company for India and Turkey and Laggies and The Forger from The Solution for India...
The Great Beauty
Dir: Paolo Sorrentino. Italy-France. 2013. 140minsPaolo Sorrentino's follow-up to This Must Be The Place is an alternately elegiac and world-weary cinematic fresco of contemporary Rome that references both the melancholy hedonism of La Dolce Vita or...
The Hangover Part III
Dir: Todd Phillips. US. 2013. 100minsAs much a thriller as a comedy, The Hangover Part III brings Todd Phillips' R-rated guys-night-out trilogy to an oddly subdued, sometimes downright dark conclusion. Loyal fans of the series, and of outrageous comedy...
The Last Days on Mars
Dir: Ruairi Robinson. UK-Ireland. 2013. 91minsFirst-time Irish director Ruairi Robinson aims for a classy meld of genres with his sci-fi/zombie thriller The Last Days On Mars, and he's certainly attracted a classy cast to the Jordan-shot project, including...
Village Roadshow Invests in Irresistible
VREG is taking an undisclosed stake in Irresistible. In addition, VREG CEO Greg Basser will join the Irresistible board.Village Roadshow Entertainment Group (VREG) has become an investor and partner in Hong Kong-based production outfit Irresistible Films.VREG...
Weekend of A Champion
Dir: Frank Simon. France-UK. 2012. 93minsTwo champions - one of the racetrack, one of the big screen - are reunited four decades on in a long-unseen documentary by the late Frank Simon, dusted down and updated with an intriguing coda. The 1971 film originally...
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