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13 Films Scores Deals on Romance 'See You Soon' with Harvey Keitel (Exclusive)
The film is about a football player who picks up a career-threatening injury in the run-up to the 2018 World Cup.Harvey Keitel13 Films has announced a handful of deals on the romantic drama See You Soon with Harvey Keitel, led by a sale to Shenzhen Enjoy...
Annemarie Jacir's 'Wajib' Triumphs at Arab Critics Awards
‘Wajib’ took best film and best screenplay.‘Wajib’Palestinian director and Un Certain Regard jury member Annemarie Jacir scooped best film and best screenplay for father-son drama Wajib in the second edition of the Arab Critics Awards, which were announced...
'Avengers: Infinity War' Hits $1Bn at International Box Office
Disney crosses $2bn internationally; Marvel Studios smash debuts in China on $200m.‘Avengers: Infinity War’Avengers: Infinity War earned $343.1m worldwide as the running total climbed to $1.61bn. Powered by a $200m debut in China, the $281.3m international...
Bankable Talent Needed for Feature Projects, Say Industry Experts
Leading figures discussed the state of play at the International Finance Forum at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes.The Carlton Hotel in Cannes“If you can structure your project the right way, it releases pressure off the marketplace, which has never been...
Cannes 2018: Cautious Optimism at Market after Slow Start
As the festival reaches its midpoint, regulars are divided over the success of this year’s business.As the festival reaches the midpoint of the main weekend, Cannes regulars are divided over how much business there is to be done in the market this year.Foot...
Cannes Harassment Hotline Results in First Police Complaint
Call handlers working on the hotline had accompanied an “Anglo-saxon woman” to the police station.Cannes Film FestivalA sexual harassment hotline put in place by the Cannes Film Festival and France’s Ministry for Gender Equality in a bid to stamp out...
Cannes: Positive Mood at Film Industry Brexit Event but Free Movement Concerns Remain
The vibe at a UK Film Centre panel in Cannes yesterday was notably buoyant.Despite lingering concerns about the potentially negative impact that Brexit could have on the UK’s film industry, the mood at a UK Film Centre panel in Cannes yesterday (May...
Celluloid Dreams Picks Up Juno Temple-Starrer 'Crooks'
Temple will play Faye opposite Mark Kassen as Johnny as a pair of hustlers who rob the decaying Moonlight Casino.Juno TempleCelluloid Dreams has boarded world sales on Mickey Keating’s 1968-set Crooks, starring Juno Temple and Mark Kassen as a pair of...
Claes Bang Confirmed for 'The Bay of Silence', Thriller to Shoot in 2018 (Exclusive)
Caroline Goodall adapted the screenplay from Lisa St Aubin de Terán’s novel.Claes Bang had his breakthrough in ‘The Square’Cannes buyers are responding to International Film Trust (IFT)’s upcoming thriller The Bay Of Silence starring Danish sensation...
'Climax': Cannes Review
Gaspar Noé returns with an uncompromising street dance/horror hybrid.‘Climax’Dir. Gaspar Noé. France. 2018. 95 minsFrance’s wave of Extreme Cinema was getting suspiciously quiet recently, and even the movement’s figurehead Gaspar Noé seemed to have mellowed...
Dutch Post-Production Companies Unite for Netherlands Post-Production Alliance (Exclusive)
The new body will represent 13 companies which service the increasing number of foreign productions.‘Donbass’As international film production booms in the Netherlands thanks to the successful cash rebate scheme, the post-production sector is enjoying...
Egypt's Misr Launches Youssef Chahine Restoration Project (Exclusive)
The project will restore 20 Chahine films, including ‘El Massir’.‘El Massir’Egypt’s Misr International Films (MIF) has launched a major restoration project for the films of the company’s founder, world-renowned Egyptian director Youssef Chahine, to mark...
'Everyday Hero' Heads to US with Tricoast Worldwide (Exclusive)
In Zheng Hua’s film, a man rebuilds a Chinese village after a typhoon.‘Everyday Hero’US-based sales agent Tricoast Worldwide has picked up international rights to Chinese drama Everyday Hero.Directed by Zheng Hua, the film tells the true story of a man...
'Fahrenheit 451': Cannes Review
A militant regime attempts to stamp out free thought in this by-the-numbers Ray Bradbury adaptationFahrenheit 451Dir: Ramin Bahrani. USA. 2018. 100mins99 Homes director Ramin Bahrani drags Ray Bradbury’s classic book-burning sci-fi parable firmly into...
Financiers Discuss "Dangerous" Independent Landscape at UK Cannes Event
“We can’t be greedy any more. The stars should not be making so much money.”‘I, Tonya ’The UK Film Centre in Cannes was heaving this weekend for the ’New Dealmakers’ panel, which saw leading financiers discussed the rapidly changing independent film...
First Look: Niklaus Hilber's 'Paradise War' about Swiss Explorer/activist Bruno Manser (Exclusive)
Film follows Swiss explorer and environmentalist Bruno Manser.‘Paradise War’Screen can exclusively reveal the first image from Swiss director Niklaus Hilber’s Paradise War, being sold by TrustNordisk and now in post-production.Swiss director Niklaus...
Germany's Schmerbeck Preps Two New Horrors after 'Heilstätten' Hit (Exclusive)
‘Smile’ is about online influencers, while ’Death Strip’ is set on a party boat in Berlin.‘Heilstätten’Berlin-based genre production outfit Schmerbeck Entertainment is preparing two new horror features hot on the heels of its German box office hit Heilstätten.Michael...
Ghosts City to Co-Produce Tamil Drama 'Madras Beats' with India's Mindscreen (Exclusive)
Oscar-winning composer A. R. Rahman has written the score for the film.‘Madras Beats’Franck Priot’s Paris-based production outfit Ghosts City is co-producing Tamil-language drama Madras Beats, directed by Rajiv Menon, with India’s Mindscreen Cinemas.Oscar-winning...
'Happy as Lazzaro': Cannes Review
Alice Rohrwacher’s follow-up to ‘The Wonders’ is a delirious brew‘Happy As Lazarus’Dir. Alice Rohrwacher. Italy/France/Germany/Switzerland. 2018. 126 mins.Italian rural realism, with occasional magical inflexions, may have lost two of its great exponents...
Highland Unveils Deals on Action Film 'Boss Level' with Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts (Exclusive)
Deals have closed for Germany, France and Scandinavia amongst others.Mel Gibson, Naomi WattsHighland Film Group has unveiled a slew of key deals on Joe Carnahan action title Boss Level, which has wrapped principal photography in Atlanta and stars Mel...
In Pictures: Screen's Panama Film Commission Cannes Party
Event took place at the Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel and Thalasso rooftop.Check out the pictures from the Panama Film Commission party on May 11 at Cannes Film Festival 2018.Hosted at the Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel and Thalasso rooftop, the event was attended...
Jean-Luc Godard Takes Pole Position on Screen's Cannes Jury Grid with 'The Image Book'
The director, 87, achieved top marks from two critics.Esteemed French-Swiss director Jean-Luc Godard has hit the heights on Screen’s Cannes 2018 jury grid, with his latest film The Image Book going into first place.The film, which uses a montage of film...
Les Arcs Team Puts Paris Co-Pro Village Event on Hold (Exclusive)
It was launched in 2014 to connect international projects with French partners.The team behind the Les Arcs European Film Festival, held in the French Alps every December has confirmed it has put its sister summer event, the Paris Co-production Village,...
Logical Pictures Takes Minority Stake in French Distributor the Jokers (Exclusive)
“We have the same DNA” says Logical president Frédéric Fiore.Logical was a co-producer on Coralie Fargeat’s ‘Revenge’French film production and film financing company Logical Pictures has taken a minority stake in Manuel Chiche’s Paris-based genre distributor...
'Manto': Cannes Review
Nawazuddin Siddiqui puts in an impressive central performance as writer Saadat Hasan MantoMantoDir: Nandita Das. India. 2018. 113minsNandita Das’ sophomore directorial outing, following 2008’s award-winning Firaaq, is a hugely ambitious undertaking,...
Moviehouse Boosts Cannes Slate with 'A War Story' (Exclusive)
John Laing’s film follows journalist Peter Arnett in his pursuit of an interview with the then little-known Osama bin Laden.‘A War Story’UK outfit Moviehouse Entertainment has added New Zealand drama A War Story to its Cannes sales slate.Directed by...
'Murder Me, Monster (Muere, Monstruo, Muere)': Cannes Review
Dir Alejandro Fadel. Argentina. 2018. 106minsMurder Me, MonsterDir Alejandro Fadel. Argentina. 2018. 106minsAlejandro Fadel wades into some dark, murky waters with Murder Me, Monster (Muere, Monstruo, Muere), a gory creature feature from the fantasy...
New Location Fund Spurs Australian Studio Expansion (Exclusive)
The $140m incentive is intended to draw in at least $260m in foreign investment to the local economy.‘Hacksaw Ridge’ was filmed at the studios.Fox Studios Australia is working on plans to expand its Sydney facility following the creation of a $140m Location...
'Our Struggles' (Nos Batailles)': Cannes Review
Romain Duris is the factory worker struggling to balance his responsibilitiesOur StrugglesDir: Guillaume Senez. Belgium-France. 2018. 98minsA hardworking husband and father with solid social convictions and major responsibilities on the floor of a gargantuan...
'Pope Francis - A Man of His Word': Cannes Review
Wim Wenders presents an interesting, if glossy, portrait of Pope FrancisPope Francis - A Man Of His WordDir: Wim Wenders. France. 2018. 96minsWhether in fiction or documentary, it can be challenging to depict uncommon, uncomplicated goodness. That’s...
Rebellion, Protests and A-List Directors: 50 Years of Cannes Directors' Fortnight
Conceived amid the French social unrest of 1968, and born in 1969, Directors’ Fortnight celebrates its 50th edition this year.French directors protest an attempt to oust Henri Langlois from his post as head of the Cinematheque Franchise in 1968Martin...
Regal Theatres to Show Bondarchuck's 'Attraction' (Exclusive)
The exhibitor has committed to screening the film in at least 20 theatres in the US.‘Attraction’Russian director Fedor Bondarchuk’s sci-fi blockbuster Attraction has secured a limited US theatrical release via Regal Theatres.The exhibitor has committed...
Saban Films Picks Up 'Berlin, I Love You'
Highland Film Group handles worldwide sales.Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Berlin, I Love You, its fourth acquisition announced in Cannes after Siberia, Keeper, and Viking Destiny.Berlin, I Love You is the latest in the Cities Of Love...
Saudi's Holam to Shoot Found-Footage Horror 'Hajes' (Exclusive)
The pic is about a group of filmmakers who go missing while making a doc about djinn spirits.Holam co-founder Todd Albert NimsSaudi production company Holam is gearing up to shoot the found footage horror film Hajes about a group of filmmakers who go...
Sci-Fi Thriller 'Incontrol' Sells to UK & Ireland (Exclusive)
Levi Meaden, Rory J. Saper, Anja Savcic and Brittany Allen star.‘Incontrol’Genre specialist sales agent Devilworks has secured a UK and Ireland deal on its sci-fi thriller Incontrol with Signature Entertainment.Written and directed by Kurtis David Harder,...
Shoreline Takes Worldwide Rights on Thriller 'The Chain' (Exclusive)
The US-Spain production stars Ray Wise from ‘Twin Peaks’.‘The Chain’Shoreline Entertainment has picked up worldwide sales on US-Spain psychological thriller The Chain starring Ray Wise from Twin Peaks.David Martin-Porras directs the story of a man who...
'Sink or Swim': Cannes Review
Good-natured comedy about an all-male synchronised swimming troupe directed by Gilles Lelouche‘Sink Or Swim’Dir Gilles Lellouche. France/Belgium. 2018. 122minsYou wait ages for an all-male synchronised swimming comedy and then two come along at once....
'The Great Mystical Circus (O Grande Circo Místico)': Cannes Review
Carlos Diegues plots the changing fortunes of a family-run circusThe Great Mystical CircusDir: Carlos Diegues. Brazil. 2018. 105minsThe Great Mystical Circus (O Grande Circo Místico) tells the story of one family over five generations and 100 years,...
Tim Robbins Joins Eva Green, Kathy Bates in Sci-Fi 'A Patriot' (Exclusive)
The Exchange is talking to buyers about the film in Cannes.Tim Robbins, Eva Green, Kathy BatesOscar-winning actor Tim Robbins (Mystic River, The Shawshank Redemption) will star in sci-fi thriller A Patriot with Eva Green, Kathy Bates and Ed Skrein.Dan...
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