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Articles from October 2011

Alois Nebel
Dir: Tomas Lunak. Czech Republic. 2011. 84minsFour years in the making, this stylish Czech animation uses the rotoscoping technique (as used in Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly) to bring to life a bestselling trilogy of graphic novels by Jaroslav Rudis...
Andrew Eaton
The Revolution Films producer talks about LFF opening night film 360 and Ron Howard's upcoming Formula 1 project Rush.Revolution Films co-founder and producer Andrew Eaton has had a busy year, with Michael Winterbottom's Trishna and Fernando Meirelles'...
Choked
Dir: Kim Joong-hyun. South Korea. 2011. 110minsThe Korean Academy of Film Arts has turned out another noteworthy debut feature in Choked (Gasi), Kim Joong-hyun's story of a family torn apart by debt. Much buzzed about at the 2011 Busan International...
CJ, Sovik, Isu Launch New Funds at Busan's Asian Film Market
Leading established investors such as CJ, Sovik and Isu presented their initiatives to a packed hall of filmmakers at the Busan Exhibition Convention Center (BEXCO) yesterday (Oct 11).A raft of new funds announced themselves at the Korea Contents Fund...
Footloose
Dir: Craig Brewer. US. 2011. 113minsAn energetic and curiously faithful remake of the 1984 film of the same name starring Kevin Bacon, writer-director Craig Brewer's Footloose is a virtual cinematic poison pill to anyone irrevocably divorced from any...
Fresnadillo's Intruders Has Strong Debut atop Spanish Box Office
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's thriller Intruders has had a strong debut in Spain. Madrid-based Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's thriller Intruders has had a strong debut in Spain. Madrid-based Apaches Entertainment (which also produced), in partnership with Universal...
I Don't Want to Go Back Alone Scoops Cardiff's Iris Prize
The short film prize was awarded as part of the Cardiff Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.Brazil's Daniel Ribeiro has been awarded the Iris Prize for his short film I Don't Want To Go Back Alone at this year's Cardiff Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.The film...
Perfect 10
In her decade as head of the BFI London Film Festival, Sandra Hebron has helped raise its international profile and made it an important showcase for films heading into the awards season.This month's BFI London Film Festival (LFF) marks the end of an...
Peter Morgan
The writer talks about LFF opening night film 360 and his upcoming Formula 1 project Rush.Peter Morgan, the award-winning British screenwriter of The Queen, The Last King of Scotland and Frost/Nixon (adapted from his own play), is currently living in...
Power to the Pixel: Lance Weiler to Launch Robot Heart Stories Project Next Week
Filmmaker and transmedia pioneer Lance Weiler is set to launch his next project, Robot Heart Stories, on Oct 17."It's inspired by my mom and my son," said Weiler, speaking at the Power To The Pixel Cross-Media Forum in London. "My son, who is three and...
Queue Sera Sera
Screen's chief film critic tries to develop the peace of mind needed to wait in endless lines for screenings surrounded by queue jumpers and film bores.Being English, one of the few great skills that tends to come naturally is that of queuing. You know...
Revolution Considering Second UK Series and American Version of the Trip
More TV projects include Channel 4 film adaptation of David Peace's GB84.Revolution Films co-founder and producer Andrew Eaton says the outfit is considering a second series of popular foodie road-trip comedy The Trip.The first series, directed by Michael...
Rio Market: Co-Production Partners Show First Footage of Rouge Bresil
The $11m epic set during the French expedition to Brazil in the 16th century is being produced by France's Pampa Films, Brazil's Conspiracao Filmes and CD Films from Canada and marks the first TV project for Rio de Janeiro's investment and p&a fund...
Rio Market: Local Production Can Thrive Alongside Hollywood Fare
In a keynote address on Tuesday (11), Fox International co-president Tomas Jegeus assured Brazilian producers and industry personnel that local language films and major US releases were mutually beneficial and essential for market growth."We believe...
The End of the Line Nets Puma Creative Impact Award
The inagural award, launched by sports brand Puma and Channel 4 Britdoc Foundation, aims to recognise the documentary that has made the most significant positive impact on society.Rupert Murray's The End Of The Line has won the inaugural Puma Creative...
Toronto: A Festival with Benefits
There were only a couple of all-night bidding wars at this year's Toronto, but that didn't mean buyers weren't buying with confidence.There's now a confidence in the marketplace," said Alex Walton, president of Exclusive Films International as September's...
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