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Articles from April 2015

BFI Flare Reveals 2015 Figures
BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival concluded on Sunday (March 29) with the European premiere of Malcolm Ingram's new documentary, Out To Win, celebrating the battle for equality by LGBT sports people. Special guests included director Malcolm Ingram...
Bill Block Hits Back at Lawsuit
Martin Singer issued a statement disputing claims in a filing earlier in the day by QED Holdings co-CEOs Sasha Shapiro and Anton Lessine, asserting that Block never acted without the knowledge of the principals.In a brief statement Block (pictured) said...
Citizenfour to Open Israel's DocAviv Festival
DocAviv, Israel's top documentary festival, has finalized the selection for its 17th edition (May 7-16).With a solid reputation to defend, the festival will kick offwith Laura Poitras' Academy Award winner Citizenfour, whose theme, the onging Edward...
'Far from the Madding Crowd': Review
Dir. Thomas Vinterberg, UK, 2014, 119 minsCarey Mulligan shoulders the load for Danish director Thomas Vinterberg as he adapts Thomas Hardy's Far From The Madding Crowd, the Victorian writer's fourth novel which – although harsh at times – is far kinder...
‘Insurgent’ Crosses $100M at International Box Office
Insurgent, distributed via Lionsgate International's global network of buyers, stands a good chance of crossing $200m worldwide this weekend.Thus far the sci-fithriller has amassed $10.9m in France, $8.3m in the UK, $7.8m in Brazil and $7.4m in Russia.Mexico...
'Kidnapping Freddy Heineken': Review
Dir. Daniel Alfredson, Belgium-UK-Netherlands, 2015, 94 mins.An oddly half-hearted, somewhat beige re-telling of an event which took place in the Netherlands in 1983, when the richest man in the country was kidnapped and held for ransom for 21 days,...
'Ladrones' Shoot Wraps in Dominican Republic
Pantelion Films handles international distribution on the story about two robbers who assemble a band of people to steal back their land grants from a businesswoman.Joe Menéndez directs. Mexican actors Fernando Colunga, Eduardo Yañez, Cristina Rodlo...
Marketing 'Fast & Furious 7'
The film, directed by Saw co-creator James Wan and known in the US as Furious 7, will roll out in more than 14,500 theatres in 65 territories including the US and is set to play in a record global Imax footprint of more than 800 venues.Studio marketing...
New UK-Mexican Documentary Programme Launched
There will be three producer-director teams from the UK and three teams from Mexico selected to attend the Docunexion sessions, which will be held in Sheffield in June and in Mexico City in October.Applications are due by Friday April 10 and further...
'Two Thumbs Up': Review
Dir/Scr. Lau Ho-leung. Hong Kong, 2015, 105 mins.Lo Ho-leung's directorial debut Two Thumbs Up is an endearingly retro romp through Hong Kong's New Territories in the company of four ageing ex-cons with the most elaborate mullets seen onscreen since...
'Warm Snow' Wins VOFF Animation Prize
Online video series Viewster has announced the winners of the animation edition of its Viewster Online Film Fest, titled #VOFF5: Animated Worlds.First place and the top prize of $30,000 was awarded to Ira Elshansky of Israel for Warm Snow, a surrealist...
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