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Articles from July 2015

Angelina Jolie Pitt, Netflix Line Up Khmer Rouge Drama
Last month Brad Pitt jumped into bed on a Netflix original film and now his wife is following suit as it emerged Jolie Pitt will direct First They Killed My Father: A Daughter Of Cambodia Remembers.Netflix will stream the film to its global subscribers...
BiFan Awards Winners Revealed
At the 19th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan), Philip Yung's Hong Kong crime-thriller Port Of Call scooped the Bucheon Choice: Feature Award along with Best Actress for Jessie Li and a Special Mention for actor Michael Ning.Starring...
Fantasia: Frontières Launches Sixth Edition
There are not many places where you can be introduced to nursing home zombies, a twisted video game designer and cannibal pig farmers in one morning, but that's the joy of the Frontières International Co-Production Market.Now in its fourth year (and...
Fantasia: 'Turbo Kid' Comes Home
"Personally, I feel as nervous as the premiere at Sundance. It's the same feeling. It's intense and it's happy, but it's scary and all kinds of weird emotions," Yoann-Karl Whissell tells Screen when we meet him ahead of the Canadian premiere of Turbo...
'I'm Dead but I Have Friends': Review
Dirs: Guillaume and Stéphane Malandrin. Belgium-Fr. 2015. 96minsA delightfully unpredictable comic road movie that the phrase "delightfully unpredictable comic road movie" only begins to describe, I'm Dead But I Have Friends (Je suis mort mais j'ai des...
Lux Prize Trio Unveiled
Jonas Carpignano's Mediterranea, Deniz Gamze Ergüven's Mustang and Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov's Urok (The Lesson) have been selected as finalists for the Lux Prize.The trio, revealed at a press conference for Venice Days by first vice president...
'Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation': Review
How about this for an impossible mission: a film franchise on its fifth chapter - and nearly 20 years removed from its first instalment - that actually gets better over time? Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation succeeds on that front and several others,...
'Monster Hunt' Rules International Box Office on $72M
ASIAN TENTPOLESHong Kong-based Edko's $30m Chinese-language fantasy adventure Monster Hunt is based on the supernatural classic Strange Tales From A Chinese Studio and centres on the last descendant of the monster kings who tries to unite his race with...
Saura, Celestini, Stone among Venice Days Line-Up
SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL LINE-UPDani de la Torre's debut thriller Retribution, starring Luis Tosar, will open the 2015 Venice Days strand, which announced its line-up today.The Venice Film Festival's (September 2 - 12) independently run section will host...
Sony Pictures Releasing International Unleashes 'Pixels'
Pixels opens day-and-date with North America in 51 territories through Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) this weekend including Mexico, Brazil, France, Russia and Argentina.The film stars Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Kevin James and Michelle...
Three Dead in Louisiana Theatre Shooting
Universal Pictures, the studio behind Trainwreck, which was playing when the murders took place on Thursday, issued the following statement: "All of us at Universal Pictures send our heartfelt sympathies to the victims of this senseless tragedy and their...
Venice Reveals Gap-Financing Market Line-Up
Now in its second year, the Venice Film Market's European Gap-Financing Market, which runs September 4-5 in 2015, will highlight 15 film in search of completion funding.To qualify, each film must already have secured 70% of its financing. They will have...
Verbinski, Barron, Von Trotta Backed by German Funds
New films by Gore Verbinski, Steve Barron and Margarethe von Trotta are among the projects backed with more than $9.4m (euro8.6m) by two German regional funds, MDM and FFF Bayern, in their latest funding sessions.MDM stumped up $437,000 (euro400,000)...
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