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'All Good': Munich Review
A blistering performance anchors this meticulous and powerful debutAll Good (Alles Gut)Dir. Eva Trobisch. Germany. 2018. 90 minsAccording to Janne (Aenne Schwarz), if you don’t see things as a problem, then you don’t have one. Even if that problem is...
BIFA Adopts BFI Diversity Standards, Confirms 2018 Date (Exclusive)
The 2018 event will take place on Sunday 2 December at London’s Old Billingsgate Market.Daniel Kaluuya & Allison Williams at the 2017 BIFAs.The British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) is adopting the BFI’s Diversity Standards for eligibility for the...
'Blossom Valley': Karlovy Vary Review
An odd family goes on the run in László Csuja’s restless, interesting debutDir. László Csuja. Hungary. 2018. 83 minsPart dark drama, part road movie and part fairytale, young Hungarian director László Csuja makes an auspicious and energetic feature debut...
China Box Office: Local Blockbuster 'Animal World' Dethrones 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'
Jurassic World 2 passes 2015 predecessor to become the sixth highest grossing foreign film of all time.‘Animal World’The last week of June (Jun 25-Jul 1) marked the beginning of a two-month onslaught of Chinese summer blockbusters. The first of which...
China’s Box Office Hits $4.77Bn in First Half of 2018
Local films grossed a combined $2.8bn (RMB18.8bn) accounting for a 59.6% market share.‘Operation Red Sea’China’s box office reached $4.77bn (RMB31.6bn) in the first half of 2018, an increase of 16% on the same period last year, according to data from...
Creative England's New-Look iFeatures Selects First 12 Projects (Exclusive)
Initiative behind Lady Macbeth chooses projects for year-round development lab.‘Lady Macbeth’Creative England’s low-budget feature initiative iFeatures, that has credits including the Bafta-nominated Lady Macbeth and 2017 TIFF premiere Apostasy, has...
eOne Names Nick Meyer Head of Global Film Content, Acquires Remaining Sierra Pictures Stake
Sierra/Affinity to operate independently and represent films from various partners.Nick MeyereOne has acquired the remaining stake in Sierra Pictures as Nick Meyer joins the company as president of film and MarcSchaberg is named executive vice-president...
'Girl', 'Border' among 2018 Lux Film Prize Finalists
Other selected titles include Happy As Lazzaro and U - July 22.‘Girl’The films selected for the 2018 edition of the European Parliament’s Lux Film Prize have been revealed at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF).At an event hosted at...
John Malkovich to Join Jude Law on 'The New Pope'
FremantleMedia International to handle global distribution.John MalkovichJohn Malkovich is to join Jude Law in the cast of The New Pope, director Paolo Sorrentino’s follow-up to his HBO/Sky limited series The Young Pope.The limited series, written by...
Moonage Pictures Expands with C4 Drama Exec Hire
Matthew Wilson joins as head of development.Matthew WilsonChannel 4 head of drama development Matthew Wilson has joined BBC Studios-backed indie Moonage Pictures.Wilson has been named head of development at the company, set up last year by former Tiger...
NEON Back in Tonya Harding Business with Doc 'Sharp Edges'
Distributor plans one-week theatrical launch in New York, LA on July 6.I, TonyaNEON has picked up worldwide rights to the documentary Sharp Edges, a companion piece to I, Tonya that features ice skater Tonya Harding in her early competitive years.Former...
Taika Waititi Reveals More Details of His WW2 Satire 'Jojo Rabbit' and Animation 'Bubbles'
“This one is so different, so weird and has this Python-esque style to it.”‘Jojo Rabbit’Director Taika Waititi has revealed more details of his upcoming projects Jojo Rabbit and Bubbles. Waititi told Screen at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival that the...
'The New End': Munich Review
Leonel Dietsche makes his debut with a dystopian thrillerThe New EndDir Leonel Dietsche. Germany. 2018. 74 minsDystopian fantasy with a feminist angle sounds like an enticing prospect but The New End (Der Neue Ende) fails to make the most of its material....
UK-Based Acorn Media Enterprises Names Catherine Mackin as MD
Outoing Shane Murphy to return to Dublin as group head of drama and comedy at RTÉ.Catherine MackinAcorn Media Enterprises (AME), the UK-based development division for North American streamer Acorn TV, has named Catherine Mackin its new managing director....
'Via Carpatia': Karlovy Vary Review
A middle-class Polish couple experience the refugee crisis in a provocative but flawed debutVia CarpatiaDirs: Klara Kochanska, Kasper Bajon. Poland/Republic of Macedonia/Czech Republic. 2018. 75 minsA joint feature debut by Polish filmmakers Klara Kochanska...
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