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Articles from November 2013

Alex Gibney, the Armstrong Lie
Oscar-winning documentary-maker Alex Gibney had recorded 200 hours of footage for his Lance Armstrong film before the doping allegations hit. He tells John Hazelton about rolling with events.The best laid plans of documentary film-makers often go awry,...
Anthony Chen, Ilo Ilo
Singaporean director Anthony Chen hits close to home by drawing on childhood memories for his debut feature, Ilo Ilo.Since winning the Camera d'Or at Cannes this year for his debut feature Ilo Ilo, Singaporean director Anthony Chen has been on a roll....
A Shout from Within
Dir: Jan Xavier Pacie. Qatar. 2013. 93minsAn engaging insight into the young Filipino community living in Doha, Jan Xavier Pacie's A Shout From Within is a fascinating film for young people shot at the Philippine School in Doha and written and performed...
Berlin to Honour Ken Loach
Homage to the British filmmakers work to feature at the festival in February, where he will receive an honorary Golden Bear.British director Ken Loach is to be awarded the Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement at the 64th Berlin International...
Catching Fire Hits $423M Global
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire heads into its second full weekend as the clear favourite to hold on to the international box office crown having crossed $200m after nine days in full roll-out (November 28).By Friday (November 29) the action sequel stood...
Denis Villeneuve, Prisoners
Denis Villeneuve delivers a harrowing child-abduction tale in Prisoners. He tells Jeremy Kay about the film's complex morality and why Hugh Jackman was the right actor to play Keller DoverDenis Villeneuve chuckles when told his sunny disposition is surprising....
European Film Awards 2013: The Contenders
The upcoming European Film Awards (Dec 7) will celebrate the diversity of European film-making, thanks to a voting body that refuses to follow the crowd. Louise Tutt looks at this year's contendersFelix Van Groeningen's The Broken Circle Breakdown leads...
Euro Producers Get [Euro]4m Creative Europe Boost
The European Union's support for the development of independent producers' projects will receive an extra [euro]4m annually from 2014 as part of Creative Europe's MEDIA sub-programme.Speaking at this week's Baltic Event in Tallinn, Virve Indren, Head...
Grandmaster Leads APFF Nominations
Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster has scored the highest number of nominations for the upcoming Asia Pacific Film Festival (APFF) awards, which are being held in Macau for the second consecutive year (Dec 13-15).The Grandmaster scooped nine nods, including...
Hustle Shows Awards Muscle
Awards watchers and voters had already sampled most of this season's five-star menu by the time Sony invited select press including Screen International to join SAG members for the first public screening of American Hustle on Nov 24.Over the next two...
Okuyama to Produce Fukada's Sayonara
EXCLUSIVE: Fukushima-themed sci-fi drama likely to be French co-production.Japanese director Koji Fukada, whose Au revoir l'ete premiered in Tokyo competition last month and made its international premiere at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, has recruited...
Powder Room
Dir: MJ Delaney. UK. 2013. 86minsA smart and savvy comedy delve into the notion of sisterhood set largely into the confines of a London nightclub and its women's toilet, the pacy and enjoyably racy Powder Room is a low-budget delight, brimming with terrific...
Production Report: The Silent Storm
From the challenges of shooting on a remote Scottish island, to finding a window in Damian Lewis's busy schedule, Nicky Bentham talks to Maria Sell about producing period love story The Silent Storm.Producer Nicky Bentham met writer-director Corinna...
Screen Facilities Scotland Launches
New trade body will represent companies providing production facilities and services in Scotland.Screen Facilities Scotland (SFS) had its official launch in Glasgow last night, including film, television and commercials producers, TV commissioning editors,...
Sion Sono, Tokyo Tribe
After hit Why Don't You Play In Hell?, director Sion Sono tackles hip-hop and gangs with manga adaptation Tokyo Tribe. Jason Gray visits the set.Over the past 60 years, Nikkatsu's legendary studio facility in the western Tokyo city of Chofu has hosted...
Song from the Forest Wins at IDFA
The awards winners for the 26th IDFA were announced in Amsterdam on Friday night.Song from the Forest by Germany's Michael Obert won the main prize at IDFA (International Documentary Festival Amsterdam) tonight (Nov 29).The film won the VPRO IDFA Award...
Visual Effects: The Spectacular Now
With effects-heavy films more visible than ever and films across the board including more individual visual-effects shots, John Hazelton surveys this year's crowded field of awards contendersAward groups considering this year's contenders for visual...
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