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Articles from November 15

'Amal': IDFA Review
A teenage girl comes of age against the backdrop of revolutionary Egypt in this stirring IDFA openerAmalDir: Mohamed Siam. Egy-Leb-Ger-Fr-Nor-Den-Qatar. 2017. 83minsBoth a portrait of a young woman coming of age and a political reckoning which takes...
Can Pingyao Be China’s Sundance?
Jia Zhangke and Marco Müller discuss inaugural festival.As the first edition of Pingyao International Film Festival closes, founders Jia Zhangke and Marco Müller explain their aims to build a more diverse cinema market in mainland China.On the last day...
'Coco' Becomes All-Time Mexican Box Office Champion
Pixar tentpole overthrows The Avengers.Pixar’s Coco on Wednesday (November 15) became the highest-grossing film of all time at the Mexican box office.The film crossed 827m pesos ($43m) to overtake Disney stablemate TheAvengers after less than three weeks...
Hugh Jackman to Get Bafta Career Retrospective
Wolverine actor to be honoured in London.Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman will discuss his career at a Bafta Life in Pictures event hosted at the organisation’s London headquarters on Dec 3.Jackman’s breakthrough film roles came in 1999 with Australian independent...
'Justice League': Review
Batman, Wonder Woman and friends team up to save the world in Warner Bros’ comic-book ensembleJustice LeagueDir: Zack Snyder. US. 2017. 120minsWarner Bros. and DC try launching their own Avengers-style supersized comic-book movie with Justice League,...
'Lifechanger' Begins Production in Toronto (Exclusive)
Raven Banner represents worldwide rights, will release in Canada.Justin McConnellProduction has begun on the shape-shifting horror-thriller Lifechanger, written and directed by Justin McConnell.Canadian production companies Unstable Ground and Federgreen...
'Of Fathers and Sons': IDFA Review
Dir/Scr: Talal Derki. Germany-Syria-Lebanon. 2017. 98minsOf Fathers And SonsDir/Scr: Talal Derki. Germany-Syria-Lebanon. 2017. 98minsTalal Derki’s first feature since his Sundance prize-winning documentary Return To Homs (2013) takes him back to a homeland...
Steven Soderbergh’s 'Unsane' International Rights Land at New Regency
Bleecker Steeet sets spring 2018 release.Steven SoderberghNew Regency has acquired international distribution rights to Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming thriller Unsane starring Claire Foy.New Regency will distribute Unsane in all territories outside the...
Swedish Film Institute to Introduce Sexual Conduct Education (Exclusive)
SFI will mandate that companies take its courses to apply for funding.Anna SernerThe Swedish Film Institute (SFI) is planning to introduce education for sexual conduct which it will mandate for companies wanting to apply to its production fund.The move...
Warner Bros to Release 'Paddington 2' in North America (Update)
Studio confirms acquisition on Wednesday.NOVEMBER 15 UPDATE: Warner Bros has acquired North American rights to Paddington 2 following a heated auction that involved other studios and has set a January 12, 2018 release.Studiocanal fully financed the family...
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