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Articles from January 2012

After Boom Local Share in 2011, Norway's 2012 Launches Include War Epic into the White
Other local productions include Company Orheim, 1980s coming-of-age story.Norwegian cinema is back to normal. After last year launching a whopping 40 new features, partly because private producers wanted to profit from changes in the public subsidy system,...
Albert Nobbs, the Guard, Stella Days Lead Nominees for IFTAs
Ninth edition of Annual Irish Film & Television Awards to be held on Feb 11.Albert Nobbs, The Guard and Stella Days have each picked up nine nominations in the shortlist for the 2012 IFTAs.All three films will contest for Best Film, along with Terry...
Almodovar's Skin Leads Nominees for Spain's Goya Awards
Urbizu's No Rest For the Wicked garners 14 nods.Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In leads the race for Spain's Goya awards with 16 nominations.Enrique Urbizu's No Rest For The Wicked follows closely with 14, building on its success at San Sebastian...
Berlinale Partners with MoMA for Retrospective Section for 2012 and Beyond
Festival's 2012 Retrospective is The Red Dream Factory. Mezhrabpom-Film and Prometheus 1921-1936.The Berlinale is partnering with New York-based Museum of Modern Art on the 2012 Retrospective The Red Dream Factory. Mezhrabpom-Film and Prometheus 1921-1936.Berlin's...
Goteborg to Welcome Michael Winterbottom, Alexander Payne
Swedish festival to host Arabian programme; eight Nordic films compete for lucrative Dragon prize.UK director Michael Winterbottom [pictured] will receive the Honorary Dragon Award after screening his new India-set drama Trishna at Sweden's Göteborg...
Mission Impossible Beats Sherlock Holmes, Iron Lady in UK
Ghost Protocol takes £2.2m to narrowly edge out Sherlock Holmes sequel and strong newcomer The Iron Lady.Paramount's Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol came out on top at a keenly contested UK box office, grossing £2.2m from 517 screens at an average...
Simon and the Oaks
Dir: Lisa Ohlin. Sweden-Germany-Denmark. 2011. 120minsImpressively staged, well performed and rich in melodrama, the period film Simon And The Oaks (Simon Och Ekarne) has the mainstream dramatic qualities to appeal to audiences fond of a little wartime...
StudioCanal Becomes Major Shareholder in Tandem Communications
StudioCanal has taken a majority stake in European TV production and distribution company Tandem Communications.This strategic partnership adds to StudioCanal's ambitions in the international TV market. Tandem will continue to develop and produce primetime...
Universal's Centennial Plans Include Restoring 13 Classic Titles
Universal Pictures is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2012, and has announced centennial celebrations including restoration plans for classic titles and unveiling a new logo [pictured].The studio will extensively restore 13 of its most popular titles:...
Wild Bunch Signs Three-Year Output Deal with Twisted
Two features planned for first year under the deal with Saw production company.Paris-based Wild Bunch has signed an output and distribution deal with genre producer Twisted Pictures, the company behind the Saw films.For the next three years, Wild Bunch...
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