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Ben Kingsley, Monica Bellucci to Star in Espionage Drama 'Spider in the Web'
Berlin winner Eran Riklis directing project.Ben Kingsley and Monica BellucciBen Kingsley, Monica Bellucci and Israeli actor Itay Tiran will lead the cast of contemporary spy thriller Spider In The Web for director Eran Riklis.Riklis’ previous credits...
Charlotte Rampling on Controversial Oscar Comments, Woody Allen and Luchino Visconti
“I got annoyed by Spike Lee. That’s all.”‘45 Years’Charlotte Rampling was at the international Film Festival Rotterdam this week for the screening of Andrea Pallor’s Hannah. In an interview with Screen International, she reflected on her work with Luchino...
China Box Office: Aamir Khan's 'Secret Superstar' Goes Top
Maze Runner: The Death Cure wins weekend; Forever Young passes $100m.‘Secret Superstar’Secret Superstar shot to the top of the Chinese box office in the week of Jan 22-28, while Maze Runner: The Death Cure narrowly won the weekend and Forever Young hit...
'Darkest Hour' Nudges out 'Coco' at UK Box Office
The Greatest Showman and Call Me By Your Name post impressive holds.Darkest HourUK Top FiveRank Film / Distributor Weekend Gross (Fri-Sun) Running Total Week1 Darkest Hour (Universal) £2.64m £15.19m 32 Coco (Disney) £2.33m £8.18m ...
Elisabeth Moss to Play Punk Rocker in 'Her Smell'
Moss and director Alex Ross Perry worked together on Queen Of Earth and Listen Up Philip.Elisabeth Moss has lined up her third collaboration with Alex Ross Perry and will play a punk rocker in Her Smell.Bow and Arrow Entertainment is producing the film,...
How to Grow Film Audiences? Make It Easy for Them, Say Experts
At the Rotterdam’s Reality Check conference, global experts including veteran filmmaker Haile Gerima talk about how to reach diverse audiences.‘Tuko Macho’George Gachara of Kenya’s groundbreaking multidisciplinary arts group The Nest Collective said...
Industry Execs Debate Netflix Pros and Cons at Rotterdam's Reality Check Conference
Panelists disagree on the possibilities offrered by deals with streaming giants.Reality Check day one.The European film market is an increasingly challenging environment due to a surplus of content, but is the disruption caused by deep-pocketed SVoD...
'Jimmie': Rotterdam Review
A young boy and his father must flee their Swedish home in the wake of civil unrestJimmieDir: Jesper Ganslandt. Sweden-Austria-Croatia. 2018. 91minsCompetently made but thematically problematic, the fourth film from Jesper Ganslandt (The Ape, Falkenberg...
Kate Winslet Admits 'Bitter Regrets' for 'Work with Individuals' at London Critics' Awards
Actress said she made ‘poor decisions’ during acceptance speech.Kate WinsletKate Winslet admitted that she has “bitter regrets” for working “with individuals with whom I wish I had not” during an acceptance speech at the London Film Critics’ Circle Awards....
'Molly's Game' Producer Mark Gordon Named eOne Content Chief
Steve Bertram becomes eOne president, film, television and digital.eOne has appointed producer Mark Gordon president and chief content officer, film, television and digital and agreed to buy the 49% of The Mark Gordon Company that it did not already...
'Nina': Rotterdam Review
An unhappily married woman embarks on a transformative lesbian affairNinaDir: Olga Chajdas. Poland. 2018. 130minsA stale marriage and disappointment over her failure to have children are now just things that Nina (Julia Kijowska) takes for granted. But...
Paul Schrader: 'Television Has Lost Some of Its Allure'
Writer/director was talking ahead of Rotterdam Film Festival masterclass.Paul SchraderWriter-director Paul Schrader, who will attend the International Film Festival Rotterdam on Monday (29 Jan) to give a Masterclass, has predicted that he will finish...
Rotterdam Competition Title 'Nervous Translation' Taken by Reel Suspects (Exclusive)
Paris-based sales agent aims for Rotterdam Tiger competition hat-trick.International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) 2018 competition title Nervous Translation has been picked up by Matteo Lovadina’s Paris-based sales agents Reel Suspects.Nervous TranslationDirected...
Rotterdam Launches Streaming Platform with Jarmusch, Payne, Arnold Titles
IFFR Unleashed to feature festival titles and wider arthouse curation.International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has launched the full version of its standalone streaming platform IFFR Unleashed.Only Lovers Left Alive / Nebraska / Wuthering HeightsAt...
Sony, Spain's FeelGood Media to Produce 'Under the Same Roof'
Production on comedy underway in Madrid.Sony Pictures International Productions (SPIP) and FeelGood Media will jointly produce comedy Under The Same Roof (Bajo El Mismo Techo) from director Juana Macías (Embarazados).Styled as a novel twist on a traditional...
'The Florida Project' Director Sean Baker Reveals Details of His Next Project
Director was talking at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.‘The Florida Project’Sean Baker, director of acclaimed indie film The Florida Project, has received a grant from New York-based non-profit film company Cinereach which will allow him to...
'Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri' Wins Top Prize at London Critics' Awards
Other winners include Frances McDormand, Hugh Grant and Timothée Chalamet.Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won best film at the 38th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards last night (28 Jan), held at The...
Topkapi Films Reveal Details of Ambitious TV Drama 'Flying Dutchmen'
Company founder Frans van Gestel also updates on their other film and TV projects.‘Flying Dutchmen’Amsterdam-based Topkapi Films is to launch one of the most ambitious TV dramas in recent Dutch history, Flying Dutchmen, directed by Joram Lürsen (Public...
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