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Articles from February 2017

'A Fantastic Woman': Berlin Review
Dir. Sebastián Lelio. Chile, USA, Germany, Spain. 2017. 104 minsMarina (Daniela Vega) and Orlando (Francisco Reyes) are in love. Despite a twenty-year age gap, they plan to spend their lives together. He lefthis wife and family for her. But after a birthday...
Baftas 2017: Full List of Winners
La La Land was the big winner at the 2017 Baftas, winning five prizes, including best film, best director (Damien Chazelle) and best actress (Emma Stone).Casey Affleck won leading actor for Manchester by the Sea, with Dev Patel (Lion) and Viola Davis...
Baftas 2017: The Winners' Speeches
Politics were high on the agenda in the speeches at the 2017 Bafta awards.Acceptance speeches from the likes of Emma Stone and Manchester By The Sea's Kenneth Lonergan addressed the state of US politics.There was also criticism of Brexit and the British...
Berlinale Industry Show Solidarity for Imprisoned Oleg Sentsov
The fate of the imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov is back in the spotlight at Berlin Film Festival this week with the world premiere of Askold Kurov's documentary The Trial: The Russian State Vs Oleg Sentsov screening in the Berlinale Special...
Berlin: Indies Face Tough EFM Climate
A typically quiet start to the European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin punctuated by one headline-grabbing worldwide buy has only reinforced the belief that this is a tough time to be in the independent business.While top sellers with shiny packages talk...
Berlin Q&A: Raoul Peck, 'The Young Karl Marx'
Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck returns to the city of his student days for the world premiere of his latest film The Young Karl Marx.While studying at the Free University of Berlin in the 1970s, an 18-year-old Peck was first introduced to the political...
Canada's Nitrogen Studios Boards Animation 'Arkie'
Leading Canadian animation outfit Nitrogen Studios Inc has joined animated feature Arkie, which on Odin's Eye Entertainment's European Film Market (EFM) slate.Nitrogen is to coproduce with Passion Pictures Australia, the outfit behind the Oscar-winning...
Chinese Online Portal MEIFine Claims Quota Free Access
Startup Chinese online portal MEIFine is launching a digital distribution service, which it says will offer quota-free access to TV and VOD platforms across the country.MEIFine founder Zhao Jian claims the digital hub will offer a real-time revenue-sharing...
'Devil's Freedom': Berlin Review
Dir/scr: Everardo Gonzalez. Mexico, 2017, 74 minsThe full horrors of life in modern Mexico are revealed in Devil's Freedom (La Libertad del diablo), a gripping documentary filled with vivid eye-witness testimony from a country where violence is commonplace,...
Eight Talking Points Ahead of the Baftas
Screen runs down eight talking points ahead of tonight's 70th British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Check back in at 7pm GMT to follow our coverage live.1. WILL LA LA LAND SWEEP?Will La La Land sweep the boards following its...
'Fifty Shades Darker' Opens on $100M International
UNIVERSAL PICTURES INTERNATIONALFifty Shades Darker debuted at number one internationally with $100.1m, making it the top release in 51 of its 57 territories and the fourth-biggest opening weekend ever for an R-rated film internationally. The worldwide...
For Ahkeem': Berlin Review
Dirs. Jeremy S. Levine, Landon Van Soest. US, 2017, 90 minutesFor Ahkeem observes the life of a black high school student in a bleak corner of St. Louis. This coming-of-age story also aims at being inspirational, but there's a reality check at every...
Hungarian Film Fund Rolls Big on Laszlo Nemes' 'Sunset'
The Hungarian Film Fund is to input euro5m into Sunset, the new film from Laszlo Nemes [pictured], the Oscar winning director of Son Of Saul."It is again a huge Hungarian production, a period film that takes place at the beginning of the Twentieth Century,"...
'Inflame': Berlin Review
Dir/scr Ceylan Ozgun Ozcelik. Turkey, 2017. 94 mins.A courageous premise makes for an undercooked psychological thriller in the former Turkish TV film-show presenter Ceylan Ozgun Ozcelik's debut feature. Casting its lot defiantly with the liberal, free-speech...
'Insyriated': Berlin Review
Dir: Philippe Van Leeuw. Belgium/France/Lebanon, 2017. 85 minsIn Philippe Van Leeuw's feature Insyriated, the term 'home invasion' isn't the name of a Hollywood sub-genre but takes on a frighteningly immediate real-world meaning. Set entirely in a Damascus...
Jerusalem Fest Launches Festival-Focused Industry Strand
The Jerusalem Film Festival is launching a new industry initiative for its 2017 edition.'Think Fest' will invite film festival professionals from around the world to participate in an event dedicated to providing a platform for discussion about the burning...
Lucrecia Martel, Paulo Branco Join Qumra Masters as 2017 Projects Revealed
SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL LIST OF PROJECTSArgentine film-maker Lucrecia Martel and veteran producer Paulo Branco have been confirmed as the final two 'masters' at the Doha Film Institute's talent development event Qumra.They will join previously announced...
Olivier Megaton Unveils Conman Doc at the EFM
French action director Olivier Megaton is hitting the European Film Market (EFM) this weekend with a teaser screening of his upcoming documentary Roc, The World's Greatest Con Artist, about infamous French con artist Christophe Rocancourt, which is currently...
Reel Suspects Inks 'Blind Sun' Deal with Shudder
Early in the European Film Market (EFM), Matteo Lovadina's French sales outfit Reel Suspects has clinched an eye-catching deal for its horror movie Blind Sun with gore specialist Shudder, the self-dubbed 'Netflix of Horror'.The deal comes as Reel Suspects...
'Spoor': Berlin Review
Dir/scr. Agnieszka Holland. Poland/Germany/Czech Republic/Sweden/Slovak Republic, 2017, 128 mins.Misfortune stalking a small town, the natural world enforcing balance, or both? Spoor's narrative defies easy categorisation but invites considerable contemplation,...
Still Moving Broadens Slate into Arab Cinema
Paris-based sales and production company Still Moving has boarded two upcoming Arabic-language pictures, Palestinian film-makers Muayad and Rami Alayan's The Reports On Sarah And Saleem and Egyptian director Omar El Zohairy's Feathers Of A Father.The...
'The Young Karl Marx': Berlin Review
Dir: Raoul Peck. France/Germany/Belguim. 2017. 112 mins.A spry romp through the seven years leading up to the drafting of the Communist Manifesto, Raoul Peck's biopic of Karl Marx's early years feels like a mix between a prestige BBC drama and a Marx...
Universal Music Group Relaunches Polygram Label, Sets Motown Doc
Universal Music Group (UMG) is relaunching the Polygram Entertainment label as it looks to accelerate UMG's film and television output.Polygram will develop and produce feature films and television, including scripted and unscripted productions as well...
Viceroy's House': Berlin Review
Dir. Gurinder Chadha. UK. 2017. 106 minsWith this ambitious account of the backstage manipulation and human cost of Partition, Gurinder Chadha tackles a bigger canvas than previously. She meets the challenge with flair - Viceroy's House, with its jostling...
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