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Articles from June 2016

Alejandro Jodorowsky to Receive Locarno Honour
Chilean filmmaker and artist Alejandro Jodorowsky is to be awarded with a Pardo d'onore at the 69th Locarno Film Festival (Aug 3-13).As well as screening a selection of his films and the award ceremony on the Piazza Grande, Jodorowsky will also participate...
'Aquarius' Wins Sydney Film Prize
Director Kleber Mendonça Filho's Brazilian social justice drama Aquarius has won the $47,000 (AU$63,000) Sydney Film Prize, the major award of the Sydney Film Festival (June 8-19).Mendonca Filho's story of a strong-willed homeowner's battle against unscrupulous...
Armando Iannucci's 'The Death of Stalin' Cast Revealed as Shoot Begins
Armando Iannucci's The Death of Stalin has begun principal photography today, with filming to take place in England and Ukraine.Based on graphic novel The Death of Stalin by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, the drama is set in the days following the Russian...
'Borgen' Star Joins 'The Eternal Road'
Borgen and The Duke Of Burgundy star Sidse Babett Knudsen has joined the cast of The Eternal Road (Ikitie), the Finnish-Swedish-Estonian drama directed by AJ Annila that begins shooting in Estonia today (June 20).Ilkka Matila produces for Helsinki-based...
'De Lan' Wins Best Film at Shanghai Film Festival
SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL LIST OF WINNERSLiu's rural tale revolves around a loan officer who travels to a remote village and strikes up a complicated relationship with a Tibetan woman. The director is currently working on Hide And Seek, a Chinese adaptation...
Documentaries Should Impact Society (COMMENT)
Documentaries continue to be one of the principle ways for stories to reach a broad audience and touch that audience in a way that fiction often cannot.Filmmakers have always sought to tell stories that have impact on the global stage, but frequently...
'Finding Dory' Swims to $50M Overseas Debut
WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES INTERNATIONALTo go with its record-breaking North American bow, Finding Dory swum to an estimated $50m on its international debut in 29 territories.The sequel achieved the biggest Pixar opening ever in China with an...
'Free State of Jones': Review
Dir: Gary Ross. US. 2016. 139minsMore history lesson than compelling narrative, Free State Of Jones is an example of what can happen when honourable intentions outpace vision or execution. Director-screenwriter Gary Ross has unearthed a forgotten chapter...
'Rams' Producers Plant Sigurdsson’s 'Tree'
Iceland's Netop Films, Denmark's Profile Pictures and Poland's Madants, a trio who previously collaborated on Icelandic hit Rams, are reuniting to co-produce Under The Tree, the new film from Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson, whose credits include Paris Of...
Sarajevo CineLink 2016 Selection Revealed
Sarajevo Film Festival's co-production market CineLink, which will run Aug 18-20, has unveiled its selection.Nine projects have been added to the previously announced six, with additional guest projects to be announced in coming weeks.The selection targets...
SK Global, Hairun Back Stephon Marbury Film
SK Global (which launched in April 2015 as SKE Global) is financing and co-producing with China's Hairun Pictures My Other Home, which stars Marbury as himself and charts his rise to stardom, subsequent troubles with the NBA, and ultimate transition...
Sony Animation Lines Up 'Spider-Man', 'Hotel Transylvania 3'
The multi-platform roster includes features of Spider-Man, Emojimovie and new instalments in the Hotel Transylvania and Smurfs franchises, as well as a TV outing for Ghostbusters.Emojimovie: Express Yourself will open in August 2017 and explores the...
'The Conjuring 2' Scares off 'Me before You' to Debut Top of UK Box Office
WARNER BROSThe Conjuring 2 has unsurprisingly topped the UK box office after a strong run since last Monday's [June 13] launch.Warner Bros' horror sequel scared up $6.8m (£4.64m) from its 504 sites, including $2.7m (£1.86m) in previews. It's worth noting...
'Winter at Westbeth': Sydney Film Festival Review
Dir/scr. Rohan Spong. Australia, 2015, 87 mins.Over the past decade, both Bill Cunningham New York and Iris have presented moving, amusing portraits of long, creative lives well lived, proving as enjoyable and endearing as they are insightful and informative...
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