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Articles from February 20

‘3 Days in Quiberon’, ‘U-July 22’ Take Places on Screen’s Berlin Jury Grid
Isle Of Dogs reigns with a score of 3.3.Following their Berlinale Competition premieres, Emily Atef’s 3 Days In Quiberon and Erik Poppe’s U - July 22 are the latest titles to register scores on Screen’s Berlin Jury Grid.Reviewed here, 3 Days In Quiberon...
EFM 2018 Round-Up: Big Deals Catch the Eye but a Gloomy Market for Many
For smaller Berlin buyers, it was hard to connect with the right material.The presence of several eye-catching packages helped to bolster spirits at the EFM, although the chasm between the haves and have-nots remains as wide as ever.Buyers who could...
European Commission to Adapt MEDIA Programme Following Mid-Term Evaluation
Evaluation found that MEDIA’s annual budget of [Euro]105m was too low.The European Commission headquarters.The European Commission (EC) is planning to make changes to its MEDIA support programme for the European audiovisual sector in the light of the...
France's Damned Films Boards Thai Drama 'Anatomy of Time' (Exclusive)
Jakrawal Nilthamrong’s Anatomy Of Time will start shooting late 2018/early 2019.Director Jakrawal NilthamrongParis-based production house Damned Films has boarded Thai filmmaker Jakrawal Nilthamrong’s Anatomy Of Time as co-producer alongside Thailand’s...
Hakuhodo Close Sales on ‘Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms’ (Exclusive)
The film is the directorial debut of anime screenwriter Mari Okada.‘Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms’Japan’s Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures has closed several sales on its animated feature Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms, including to...
India's Reliance Industries to Acquire Stake in Eros, Collaborate on Content
Companies to invest up to $150m to jointly produce and acquire Indian films and digital originals across all languages.Mukesh AmbaniMukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries has agreed to acquire a 5% stake in major Indian film producer and distributor Eros...
In Pictures: Screen International Berlin Party 2018
Reception held at Soho House Berlin.Check out the pictures from the Screen International Berlin Film Festival party on 17 February, held in partnership with Goldfinch Studios and Air New Zealand at Soho House Berlin. The event was to celebrate the launch...
It Was 'Important' to Make Utoya Massacre Film 'U-July 22', Says Survivor
The controversial project is in Competition at Berlin Film Festival.Andrea BerntzenErik Poppe’s U-July 22, playing in Competition at the Berlin Film Festival,tells thestory of 500 youths who were attacked by terrorist Anders Behring Breivik at a Norwegian...
Judi Dench in Talks to Join Eddie Izzard in 'Six Minutes to Midnight' (Exclusive)
Lionsgate International has been touting the project to buyers at the EFM.Judi DenchJudi Dench is in negotiations to join thriller Six Minutes To Midnight, which Lionsgate International has been touting to buyers at the EFM. She would join the previously...
'Last Child': Berlin Review
A bereaved couple take their recently deceased son’s friend under their wingLast ChildDir. Shin Dong-seok. South Korea. 2017. 124minsDeath, grief, reconciliation, truth - South Korean writer-director Shin Dong-seok tackles a weighty bundle of domestic-drama...
MFI Unveils Sales on Malgorzata Szumowska's Berlinale Title 'Mug' (Exclusive)
Face transplant drama is in competition at the festival.Mateusz KosciukiewiczMemento Film International (MFI) has unveiled sales on Malgorzata Szumowska’s face transplant drama Mug ahead of its Berlinale premiere in Competition on Friday (February 23).Mug...
Mirovision Sells 'Brothers in Heaven' (Exclusive)
Crime drama sells to Japan, Taiwan and the Phillippines.‘Brothers In Heaven’Korean production and sales outfit Mirovision has sold crime drama Brothers In Heaven to Nihon Skyway for Japan.The Busan-set film, directed by Hee Jun Park, has also gone to...
Raven Banner in De Angeles Films Finance Boost (Exclusive)
Infusion will help Toronto-based genre specialist offer competitive MG’s for product.US-based De Angeles Films has expanded its financing deal with Toronto genre distributor and sales agent Raven Banner Entertainment.The new deal will enable Raven Banner...
Sales Agents Including LevelK and Celsius Sign Up to New Blockchain VOD Platform
Swedish start-up Cinezen have set up the world’s first blockchain video-on-demand.EthereumSeveral sales agents including Denmark’s Level K and the UK’s Celsius Entertainment have signed on with Swedish start-up Cinezen for the world’s first blockchain...
'Season of the Devil': Berlin Review
Lav Diaz presents a Philippine rock opera exploring 1970s military ruleSeason Of The DevilDir/scr: Lav Diaz. Philippines. 2017. 234minsMusic, dreams and the fantastic have featured before in the work of prolific Filipino auteur and world-class duration...
'Sunday's Illness': Berlin Review
A mother and daughter reunite after 30 yearsSunday’s IllnessDir/scr: Ramón Salazar. Spain. 2018. 113minsIt’s hard to fault this exquisite two-hander which reunites a woman with the daughter she abandoned as a child 30 years before. When Chiara (Bárbara...
'The Green Fog': Berlin Review
Archive film and TV clips are woven into a homage to Hitchock’s VertigoThe Green FogDir. Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson. USA/Canada. 2017. 62 minsAny number of film historians, cinephile artists or buffs have dabbled with that much-loved party...
'The Silent Revolution': Review
Two teenage boys take a small stand against against oppression in 1956 BerlinThe Silent RevolutionDir: Lars Kraume. Germany. 2018. 111minsBerlin, 1956. Five years before construction started on the Berlin wall, and the border between East and West is...
TrustNordisk Closes More Deals on Erik Poppe's 'U-July 22' (Exclusive)
Berlin’s most-talked about title heading to Germany/Austria, Benelux and Poland.Andrea BerntzenTrustNordisk has added more sales on Berlin’s most-talked-about title, Erik Poppe’s U-July 22. The latest deals on the Berlinale Competition title include...
UK Producer David Parfitt Accuses Harvey Weinstein of Assault
My Week With Marilyn producer makes claims in new Channel 4 documentary.In a new Channel 4 documentary, British producer David Parfitt has accused disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein of assaulting him.According to the BBC, Parfitt claims Weinstein attacked...
'Vikings' Actress Georgia Hirst to Lead Horror 'Ravers' (Exclusive)
Project comes from Iron Box Films.Georgia Hirst (Vikings), Danny Kirrane (Games Of Thrones), Manpreet Bambra (Free Rein), Maria Volk (Wolf Creek 2) and Kamal Angelo Bolden (Chicago Fire) will lead the cast of Ravers, Bernhard Pucher’s horror which commenced...
What Next for the Berlin Film Festival?
Speculation rife over successor to Dieter Kosslick.Conversation in the cocktail bars and the myriad of receptions and parties around Potsdamer Platz inevitably focused during this year’s Berlinale on the future of the festival after current festival...
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