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Articles from November 2015

BBC, C4 Respond to AV Media Services Consultation
The UK was the EU Member State generating the most written contributions to the consultation's questionnaire with 49 responses, followed by Germany (31), Belgium (29) and France and Italy (24 each).According to the Commission, an initial survey of the...
Dubai Film Connection Relaunches with 12 Projects
Arab cinema focused co-production event the Dubai Film Connection (Dec 10-14) - taking place within the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) (Dec 9-16) - has unveiled its 2015 line-up.Returning after a one-year hiatus, the DFC has unveiled a packed...
eOne Swoops on Oasis Documentary
Fledgling UK distribution outfit Lorton Entertainment is to partner with Entertainment One (eOne) on the release of the as-yet-untitled Oasis documentary announced earlier this month.Lorton, founded by city financier Julian Bird, is set to release the...
Fox Confirms 'Prometheus' Sequel Title
Scott is preparing to travel to Australia to scout locations for an anticipated February 2016 start on the project that will see Michael Fassbender reprise his role and is also believed to star original cast member Noomi Rapace.The studio said the second...
Happy Hour': Review
Dir. Franz Müller. Germany/Ireland. 2015. 94mins.Male bonding and mid-life crises are the messy themes mined by the German-Irish co-production Happy Hour, a film which is most successful when it back-pedals on its comedic aspirations and settles into...
I Promise You Anarchy', 'Room' among Los Cabos Winners
In the Parallel Awards, the Cabos Discovery CTT EXP & Rentals Award - equivalent to four weeks of filming equipment - was presented to Paulina del Paso for her film A Flor De Piel (Skin Deep). The award carries a $75,248 (MXN 1,256,000) prize.The...
My Grandmother', Lifetime Awards Open Tallinn Black Nights 2015
Banned in its time for denunciating bureaucracy, the satirical film was directed by Georgian actor, director and cartoonist Kote Miqaberidze.The Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra enhanced the evening with a live accompaniment led by conductor Nikoloz Rachveli...
Paris Attacks: Distributor Talks Pulling Terrorist Thriller 'Made in France'
French terror plot thriller Made in France will not be released before the beginning of 2016, following Islamic State attacks in Paris over the weekend."We need to re-evaluate the best time to bring the film out," said James Velaise, president of Paris-based...
Pathe Reveals AFM Sales of 'Viceroy's House'
Pathé International has revealed a raftof sales on Viceroy's House secured at the American Film Market (AFM) (Nov 4-11).The period drama has sold to Australia/NZ (Transmission), Germany (Tobis), Greece (Feelgood), Italy (Cinema), Latin America (Gussi),...
Rams' Wins at Thessaloniki International Film Festival
SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL LIST OF WINNERSIcelandic director Grimur Hakonarson's Rams (Hrutar) has been named best film at the 56th Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Nov 6-15) winning the Golden Alexander.It beat competition from 13 other first and...
Russia's Ministry of Culture Demands 'Dau' Producer Return Funding
According to the Russian daily newspaper Izvestiya, an Arbitration Court in Moscow has ruled in favour of the Ministry since there appeared to be no sign of the project being completed and the last report on the production's status had been in 2011 when...
Soundscapes Play out at Black Nights Fest
Now in its fourth year, the section features five Estonian composers who present outtakes from their recent scores to international film directors and producers."Music is a part of Estonia's DNA," said industry director Sten-Kristian Saluveer, referring...
Spectre' Hits $543M Global BO
In the wake of the Paris attacks on Friday that left129 dead, the Gaumont-Pathe chain was likely to remain closed until Monday while MK2, Les Ecrans de Paris and UGC reopened most of their Parisian theatres on Sunday.SONY PICTURES RELEASING INTERNATIONALUPDATED:...
Spectre' Scores UK Box Office Hat-Trick with $12M
SONYAs Spectre retained its grip on the top spot, Sony became only the second distributor ever to record a 1-2-3 at the top of the chart following Universal earlier this year.Sony's latest Bond mission fell 40% on its way to $12m (£7.9m) for a stonking...
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Spotlights Georgia
The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Industry Days partnered with the International Game Developers Association IDGA Estonia to host its first 48-hour 'hackathon'.Game developers from Estonia, Latvia and Finland took on the challenge of building innovative...
Tallinn Black Nights: First GameJam Crowns Winners
The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Industry Days partnered with the International Game Developers Association IDGA Estonia to host its first 48-hour 'hackathon'.Game developers from Estonia, Latvia and Finland took on the challenge of building innovative...
'The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers': Review
Dir/scr: Ben Rivers. UK, 2015, 96 mins.The Sky Trembles And The Earth Is Afraid And The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers grows into being recognisable as an adaptation of Paul Bowles' intense 1947 short story A Distant Episode. To start, it's a jangling mix...
Under the Sun': Review
Dir. Vitaly Mansky. Russia/Latvia/Germany/Czech Republic/North Korea. 2015. 106mins.Out of shot, a voice barks "Go". Eight-year-old North Korean schoolgirl Zin-Mi turns to camera with a beatific smile. "My father says that Korea is the most beautiful...
Ventana Caribe to Launch at Ventana Sur
Ventana Caribe stems from a mutual desire to foster strong ties between the Caribbean and Latin American industries.Javier Fernandez, the artistic coordinator and head of the Blood Window genre market that takes place during Ventana Sur, attended the...
Very Big Shot': Review
Dir. Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya. Lebanon, Qatar. 2015. 107mins.This spirited but uneven Lebanese crime drama takes an unexpected second-act turn into movie industry satire when a film shoot is re-purposed as a cover for a drug smuggling operation. The comedic...
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