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Articles from May 2017

'A Ciambra', 'Patti Cake$' Producer: "Our Main Goal Is a Theatrical Experience"
RT Features CEO Rodrigo Teixeira talks working on a host of festival favourites.Rodrigo Teixeira has built a name for himself championing acclaimed low-budget features such as Robert Eggers' The Witch and Geremy Jasper's Sundance hit Patti Cake$, which...
'A Ciambra', 'Patti Cake$' Producer: "Our Main Goal Is a Theatrical Experience"
Rodrigo Teixeira has built a name for himself championing acclaimed low-budget features such as Robert Eggers' The Witch and Geremy Jasper's Sundance hit Patti Cake$, which is screening at this year's Cannes Film Festival in Directors' Fortnight.The...
'Alive in France': Cannes Review
Abel Ferrera stages a series of concert performances celebrating his filmmaking career; the result is surprisingly endearingDir. Abel Ferrara. France. 2017. 79minsAbel Ferrara's concert film is very much like his features -- gritty, raw, idiosyncratic...
Amma Asante WWII Drama 'Where Hands Touch' Tempts SPWA
Protagonist Pictures sells Amandla Stenberg, George Mackay, Abbie Cornish coming-of-age drama.Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has acquired most international rights excluding select European territories and Australia from Protagonist Pictures...
'A Prayer before Dawn': Cannes Review
Jean Stephane Sauvaire follows up Johnny Mad Dog with a tough Thai prison drama starring a knockout Joe ColeDir. Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire UK/Fr, 2017. 117 mins.Fists-punching, face-pulping, defiantly, flailingly unknowable and never willingly sympathetic,...
'A Prayer before Dawn': Cannes Review
Jean Stephane Sauvaire follows up Johnny Mad Dog with a tough Thai prison drama starring a knockout Joe ColeDir. Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire UK/Fr, 2017. 117 mins.Fists-punching, face-pulping, defiantly, flailingly unknowable and never willingly sympathetic,...
'April's Daughter': Cannes Review
Emma Suarez gives a sly star performance in Michel Franco's follow-up to ChronicDir/scr: Michel Franco. Mexico. 2017. 103mins.Michel Franco does create great characters. Tim Roth's fastidiously devoted carer in his last film, Chronic (2015) was full...
'April's Daughter': Cannes Review
Emma Suarez gives a sly star performance in Michel Franco's follow-up to ChronicDir/scr: Michel Franco. Mexico. 2017. 103mins.Michel Franco does create great characters. Tim Roth's fastidiously devoted carer in his last film, Chronic (2015) was full...
Arnold Schwarzenegger: I Will Be Back in Next 'Terminator' Film
EXCLUSIVE: Actor also hints at possible Netflix collaboration and talks Trump and Triplets in Cannes.Arnold Schwarzenegger has said that he will be returning to the Terminator franchise and that a planned Twins sequel is set to go ahead soon.Speaking...
Arnold Schwarzenegger: I Will Be Back in Next 'Terminator' Film
Arnold Schwarzenegger has said that he will be returning to the Terminator franchise and that a planned Twins sequel is set to go ahead soon.Speaking to Screen in Cannes, where he is talking up new environmentally-focused documentary Wonders Of The Sea...
Biopic of F1 Champion Alain Prost Heads to Cannes
EXCLUSIVE: TF1 to unveil project in presence of Alain Prost.Formula One champion Alain Prost flies into Cannes this weekend for a presentation of Julien Leclercq's upcoming biopic Prost, retelling his life story through his close relationship with late...
Biopic of F1 Champion Alain Prost Heads to Cannes
Formula One champion Alain Prost flies into Cannes this weekend for a presentation of Julien Leclercq's upcoming biopic Prost, retelling his life story through his close relationship with late brother Daniel and his on-track rivalry with Ayrton Senna."It's...
'BPM (Beats per Minute): 'Cannes Review'
Dir Robin Campillo. France. 2017. 143mins.Robin Campillo's third feature as a director confirms the old maxim that the more personal the material, the more authentic the drama. Revisiting elements of his own experience, Campillo has created a bustling...
'BPM (Beats per Minute): 'Cannes Review'
Dir Robin Campillo. France. 2017. 143mins.Robin Campillo's third feature as a director confirms the old maxim that the more personal the material, the more authentic the drama. Revisiting elements of his own experience, Campillo has created a bustling...
Brett Ratner in Cannes: 'Television Is Obviously the Future'
US producer and director delivered a keynote at the festival today.In his keynote address at the Winston Baker Film Financing Forum today (May 19), an ebullient Brett Ratner revealed just how he rescued Alejandro González Iñárritu's Oscar winner The...
Brett Ratner in Cannes: 'Television Is Obviously the Future'
In his keynote address at the Winston Baker Film Financing Forum today (May 19), an ebullient Brett Ratner revealed just how he rescued Alejandro González Iñárritu's Oscar winner The Revenant when it went over budget; why he will soon be returning to...
Bruno Dumont on His New Film 'Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc'
French director discusses his all singing, dancing, head-banging portrait of the young Joan of Arc.Bruno Dumont hits Directors' Fortnight this Sunday with Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc, a characteristically idiosyncratic all-singing, dancing...
Bruno Dumont on His New Film 'Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc'
Bruno Dumont hits Directors' Fortnight this Sunday with Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc, a characteristically idiosyncratic all-singing, dancing and head-banging portrait of 15th century French icon Joan of Arc.Adapted from the epic poem The...
Cross-Dressing Burqa Comedy 'Some like It Veiled' Hits for Films Distribution
EXCLUSIVE: Edgy French comedy stars Felix Moati and French singer-turned-actress Camélia Jordana.Films Distribution is reporting brisk business on market title Some Like It Veiled, a French-language cross-dressing burqa comedy with a contemporary spin.The...
Douglas Booth, Saoirse Ronan-Voiced 'Loving Vincent' Sells to US
EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit CMG also inks Canada, Germany deals on animation.Edward Noeltner's Cinema Management Group (CMG) has closed deals for the US and English-speaking Canada and Germany on hot seller Loving Vincent.The painted animation about the...
Film Based on Joshua French Congo Imprisonment in the Works
EXCLUSIVE: TrustNordisk handling sales on the feature project directed by Marius Holst.Headhunters producers Friland Produksjon are planning a feature film based on the true story of two Norwegian citizens, Joshua French and Tjostolv Moland, who were...
Film Based on Joshua French Congo Imprisonment in the Works
Headhunters producers Friland Produksjon are planning a feature film based on the true story of two Norwegian citizens, Joshua French and Tjostolv Moland, who were sentenced to death in Eastern Congo after the death of their hired driver in 2009.TrustNordisk...
First Look: Jodhi May and Jordan Bolger in 'Scarborough'
EXCLUSIVE: Shoot has kicked off on UK forbidden love drama.I, Anna director Barnaby Southcombe has started principal photography on Scarborough, starring Jodhi May, Jordan Bolger and Jessica Barden. Great Point Media, Southcombe's Embargo Films and Poisson...
Grace Jones Talks New Doc: 'It Will Be like Seeing Me Naked"
Pop culture icon on Sophie Fiennes-directed feature.Pop culture icon Grace Jones is set to bare all in a new cinema verite-style documentary Grace Jones: Bloodlight And Bami, which is being launched in Cannes by WestEnd Films."This is the first time...
Grace Jones Talks New Doc: 'It Will Be like Seeing Me Naked"
Pop culture icon Grace Jones is set to bare all in a new cinema verite-style documentary Grace Jones: Bloodlight And Bami, which is being launched in Cannes by WestEnd Films."This is the first time people will see me in this way," Jones told Screen this...
Latido Films Scores Deals on Colombian Project
EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit boards Siete Cabezas and Killing Jesus.Spanish sales outfit Latido Films is strengthening its links with Latin American cinema at every market, and Cannes is no exception. The Madrid-based company has scored two key Latin American...
Latido Films Scores Deals on Colombian Project
Spanish sales outfit Latido Films is strengthening its links with Latin American cinema at every market, and Cannes is no exception. The Madrid-based company has scored two key Latin American deals at the start of the Marché, boarding international sales...
Martin Scorsese, Robert Pattinson, Joanna Hogg Team on 'The Souvenir'
EXCLUSIVE: Tom Burke, Ariane Labed and Richard Ayoade also aboard two-part movie due to shoot this summer.Robert Pattinson, Tom Burke, Ariane Labed and Richard Ayoade are due to star in British filmmaker Joanna Hogg's (Archipelago) next film The Souvenir,...
Martin Scorsese, Robert Pattinson, Joanna Hogg Team on 'The Souvenir'
Robert Pattinson, Tom Burke, Ariane Labed and Richard Ayoade are due to star in British filmmaker Joanna Hogg's (Archipelago) next film The Souvenir, which will be executive-produced by Martin Scorsese.Scorsese will serve as executive producer on the...
Mongrel Picks Up 'Adventures of A Mathematician'
EXCLUSIVE: Jakub Gierszal already confirmed to play math genius Stanislaw Ulam.Mongrel International has come on board to handle world sales on Thor Klein's Adventures Of A Mathematician.Lead producer Lena Vurma of Dragonfly Films confirmed Mongrel's...
Mongrel Picks Up 'Adventures of A Mathematician'
Mongrel International has come on board to handle world sales on Thor Klein's Adventures Of A Mathematician.Lead producer Lena Vurma of Dragonfly Films confirmed Mongrel's involvement in the project, which recently became the first project with a German...
Morgan Spurlock Joins ‘Vegas Baby’
Morgan Spurlock has come on board Amanda Micheli's film on in vitro fertilisation (IVF) Vegas Baby as an executive producer, along with his business partner Jeremy Chilnick.Vegas Baby follows aspiring parents from all walks of life who place themselves...
Morgan Spurlock Joins 'Vegas Baby'
The documentary debuted at last year's Tribeca Film Festival.Morgan Spurlock has come on board Amanda Micheli's film on in vitro fertilisation (IVF) Vegas Baby as an executive producer, along with his business partner Jeremy Chilnick.Vegas Baby follows...
'Oldboy' Producer Eyes Hollywood with Company Launch
EXCLUSIVE: Kim Dong-Joo's outfit Starzione strikes deal with LA-based Unified Pictures.Acclaimed South Korean Oldboy producer Kim Dong-Joo has turned his eye towards Hollywood with the launch of film and TV company Starzione.Based in Beijing and Los...
'Oldboy' Producer Eyes Hollywood with Company Launch
Acclaimed South Korean Oldboy producer Kim Dong-Joo has turned his eye towards Hollywood with the launch of film and TV company Starzione.Based in Beijing and Los Angeles, the company in partnership with I DO Culture Corporation aims to act as a bridge...
Q&A: Hong Sangsoo on Having Two Films in Cannes This Year
Korean film-maker and Cannes regular talks The Day After and Claire's Camera.To date, Korean auteur Hong Sangsoo has had a total of eight films at Cannes, including his debut feature The Power Of Kangwon Province in the 1998 Un Certain Regard sidebar;...
Q&A: Hong Sangsoo on Having Two Films in Cannes This Year
To date, Korean auteur Hong Sangsoo has had a total of eight films at Cannes, including his debut feature The Power Of Kangwon Province in the 1998 Un Certain Regard sidebar; Hahaha, which won the 2010 Un Certain Regard Prize; and 2012's In Another Country,...
Redoutable': Cannes Review
Louis Garrel takes on the role of Jean-Luc Godard for The Artist's Michel HazanaviciusDir. Michel Hazanavicius. France. 2017.107 minsArguably, more question marks hung over the prospect of Redoubtable than over any other film in Cannes this year. One...
'Redoutable': Cannes Review
Louis Garrel takes on the role of Jean-Luc Godard for The Artist's Michel HazanaviciusDir. Michel Hazanavicius. France. 2017.107 minsArguably, more question marks hung over the prospect of Redoubtable than over any other film in Cannes this year. One...
Ridley Scott's JP Getty Thriller Lands at STXinternational
Director to begin production on All The Money In The World this month.STXinternational has acquired international rights to Ridley Scott's upcoming John Paul Getty kidnap thriller All The Money In The World.Sony handles North American and UK distribution...
Ridley Scott's JP Getty Thriller Lands at STXinternational
STXinternational has acquired international rights to Ridley Scott's upcoming John Paul Getty kidnap thriller All The Money In The World.Sony handles North American and UK distribution on the project starring Michelle Williams, Kevin Spacey and Mark...
Rocket Science Firms Up Head of Marketing
EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Lynch Staunton confirmed for marketing role.UK sales outfit Rocket Science has confirmed the appointment of former HanWay executive Jonathan Lynch-Staunton as head of marketing.Lynch-Staunton has been working with the company in recent...
Snowglobe Greenlights 'Sticks and Stones'
EXCLUSIVE: Production company works with Danish debut director but brings in international expertise.Danish production company Snowglobe, whose co-production credits include festival hits Ralitza Petrova's Godless and Amat Escalante's The Untamed, has...
Snowglobe Greenlights 'Sticks and Stones'
Danish production company Snowglobe, whose co-production credits include festival hits Ralitza Petrova's Godless and Amat Escalante's The Untamed, has greenlit its first Danish production.Martin Skovbjerg's Sticks & Stones (Brakland) will shoot in...
Splendid Boards 'The Conductor'
EXCLUSIVE: Based on the true story of Dutch-born, US-raised Antonia Brico who was the world's first female conductor.The Benelux arm of German outfit Splendid is taking the plunge into production. Splendid has just boarded new feature The Conductor (De...
Splendid Boards 'The Conductor'
The Benelux arm of German outfit Splendid is taking the plunge into production. Splendid has just boarded new feature The Conductor (De Dirigent) from leading Dutch director Maria Peters (Pietje Bel 1 & 2, Sonny Boy) and producer Dave Schram.The...
Sweden Hits 64% Female Director Funding in 2016
EXCLUSIVE: SFI to host gender equality event in Cannes.Anna Serner, CEO of the Swedish Film Institute and the pre-eminent global lobbyist on gender equality in film, has confirmed that in 2016, 64% of the Swedish Film Institute's production funding went...
Sweden Hits 64% Female Director Funding in 2016
Anna Serner, CEO of the Swedish Film Institute and the pre-eminent global lobbyist on gender equality in film, has confirmed that in 2016, 64% of the Swedish Film Institute's production funding went to female directors.That means for the period 2013-2016,...
'Tehran Taboo': Cannes Review
Ali Soozandeh's visually striking animation reveals a little-seen side to Tehran's youthDir/scr: Ali Soozandeh. Ger/Aust. 2017. 96minsThis striking animated first feature from Iranian-born, Germany-based Ali Soozandeh reveals Tehran's stratified society,...
'The Fault in Our Stars' Actor Nat Wolff Joins 'Semper Fi'
EXCLUSIVE: Director says Wolff reminds him of a "young DiCaprio".Rising star Nat Wolff has come on board the Rumble Films and Sparkhouse Media crime thriller Semper Fi that Cornerstone Films is shopping to buyers here.Wolff, a YA darling who starred...
'The Rider': Cannes Review
Chloe Zhao impresses with her follow up to Songs My Brothers Taught Me, also set in South Dakota's largest reservationDir/scr: Chloe Zhao. US. 2017. 104 minsA stubborn young rodeo rider suffers a catastrophic fall in Chloe Zhao's intriguing, exquisite...
'The Rider': Cannes Review
Chloe Zhao impresses with her follow up to Songs My Brothers Taught Me, also set in South Dakota's largest reservationDir/scr: Chloe Zhao. US. 2017. 104 minsA stubborn young rodeo rider suffers a catastrophic fall in Chloe Zhao's intriguing, exquisite...
'The Square': Cannes Review
A museum director's life goes downhill in the wake of a PR stunt designed to promote a piece of performance art called The Square.Dir/scr Ruben Östlund. Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark. 2017. 142 mins.Ruben Östlund certainly doesn't rest on his laurels....
'The Square': Cannes Review
A museum director's life goes downhill in the wake of a PR stunt designed to promote a piece of performance art called The Square.Dir/scr Ruben Östlund. Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark. 2017. 142 mins.Ruben Östlund certainly doesn't rest on his laurels....
'The Venerable W': Cannes Review
A Buddhist monk who incites riots against Burma's Muslim minority completes Barbet Schroeder's 'Axis of Evil' trilogyDir Barbet Schroeder. France. Switzerland. 2017. 100mins.Everyone knows that Buddhism is the religion of peace, love and understanding....
'The Venerable W': Cannes Review
A Buddhist monk who incites riots against Burma's Muslim minority completes Barbet Schroeder's 'Axis of Evil' trilogyDir Barbet Schroeder. France. Switzerland. 2017. 100mins.Everyone knows that Buddhism is the religion of peace, love and understanding....
'Walking Past the Future': Cannes Review
Chinese filmmaker Li Ruijun explores the isolation of modern city lifeDir/scr: Li Ruijun. China. 2017. 129 minsThe hand-to-mouth gig economy associated with the new Chinese capitalism gets a well-meaning but unconvincing melodrama treatment in Walking...
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