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Articles from September 10

'Black Mirror' and 'The Crown' Scoop Technical Emmys
USS Callister was named outstanding television movie.‘USS Callister’, an episode from ’Black Mirror’s 4th seasonBritish-originated Netflix dramas Black Mirror and The Crown each took home three awards at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards last night.USS Callister,...
China Box Office: 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' Top Again in Quiet Week
Tom Cruise sequel becomes fifth highest grossing non-Chinese film this year.‘Mission: Impossible - Fallout’Once the summer holidays ended, last week’s Chinese box office (September 3-9) took a deep dive with a 42% drop week-on-week, making it the quietest...
'Cities of Last Things': Toronto Review
Ho Wi Ding tells the story of a troubled man in reverse chronological orderCities Of Last ThingsDir/scr: Ho Wi Ding. Tai-Chi-USA-Fr. 2018. 107minsOpening with a disillusioned ex-cop plummeting to a squelchy death on the concrete below his apartment building,...
Concourse Film Trade Boards Whisky Doc, Hires Director of Global Film Sales (Exclusive)
Scotch: A Golden Dream will screen to buyers at AFM.Los Angeles-based Concourse Film Trade has hired Ryan Bury as director of global film sales and has introduced TIFF buyers to the whisky documentary Scotch: A Golden Dream.Bury has been responsible...
Dignity Film Finance's Maggie Monteith on Backing British Talent
Dignity invested in Carol Morley’s ‘Out Of Blue’, which has premiered at Toronto this month.One of the UK’s busiest film financiers likes to stay out of the limelight and off the red carpet - Maggie Monteith of Dignity Film Finance was born in Glasgow...
'Giant Little Ones': Toronto Review
A teenage boy struggles with his attraction to his male best friendGiant Little OnesDir/scr: Keith Behrman. Canada. 2018. 92minsAcceptance of oneself and others is at the core of Giant Little Ones, an undemanding but sweetly touching coming-of-age story....
'Her Smell': Toronto Review
Inside the mind of a musician played by Elisabeth Moss in this edgy Toronto Platform title‘Her Smell’Dir. Alex Ross Perry. US. 2018. 135 minsWildly uneven, sporadically brilliant, occasionally unbearable, Alex Ross Perry’s sprawling portrait of a self-destructive...
'High Life': Toronto Review
Claire Denis sends Robert Pattinson into space‘High Life’Dir Claire Denis. Germany/France/US/UK/Poland. 2018. 110 minsClaire Denis’s first foray into science-fiction is, inevitably, more Solaris than Star Wars. High Life offers an uncompromising mind-bender...
'If Beale Street Could Talk': Toronto Review
Barry Jenkins follows up ’Moonlight’ with this adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel‘If Beale Street Could Talk’Dir: Barry Jenkins. US. 2018. 118minsWith each new film, Barry Jenkins expands his canvas but never loses focus on the sensual, intimate reveries...
India’s Eros Now Signs China Licensing Deal with iQiyi
Bollywood and regional-language streaming service is also expanding into Indonesia.Eros Now, the OTT service operated by India’s Eros International, has signed a content licensing deal with Chinese streaming platform iQiyi.Under the terms of the deal,...
Italian Industry Rallies around Venice Film Festival after Gender Rows
“This is not the festival’s problem.”Alberto BarberaThe Venice Film Festival (which concludes on September 8) and its director Alberto Barbera have faced fierce criticism in the international press since announcing a Competition line-up featuring just...
Jennifer Kent Plots Next Projects after Venice Win for 'The Nightingale'
Australian director working on a US-set feature and TV series.‘The Nightingale’There may have been a four-year gap between Jennifer Kent’s acclaimed 2014 debut feature The Babadook and her new feature The Nightingale, which is being sold at TIFF by FilmNation...
Judi Dench to Receive Zurich Film Festival Honourary Award
Dench will also present Trevor Nunn’s ‘Red Joan’ at the festival.The 14th Zurich Film Festival (September 27-October 7) will present Judi Dench with its Golden Icon honourary award on Wednesday October 3, as part of this year’s event.Judi DenchThe award...
'Ladies in Black': Review
The female employees of a Sydney department store face new possibilities on the eve of the 1960sLadies in BlackDir/scr. Bruce Beresford. Australia. 2018. 109 minsDespite the dark shade indicated in its title, a sunny patina is pivotal to Bruce Beresford’s...
Les Moonves Leaves CBS after New Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Departure of CBS Corporation chairman, president and CEO had been rumoured for the past week.Les MoonvesIn the wake of new allegations of sexual misconduct, CBS Corporation chairman, president and CEO Les Moonves is leaving the company and will not,...
Macao Film Festival, Screen International Partner on New Chinese Cinema Award
IFFAM competitive section will present a dedicated showcase of outstanding films from Chinese-speaking territories.Mike GoodridgeScreen International will partner with the International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM, December 8-14) on a new...
'Maya': Toronto Review
A French war journalist struggles to adjust after being released from captivity in SyriaMayaDir/scr: Mia Hansen-Løve. France. 2018. 107minsMia Hansen-Løve’s characters often wrestle with an inner turmoil that imprisons them - a condition that’s certainly...
Neon Acquires 'Wild Rose', 'Vox Lux' for US as Singers Strike Chord at TIFF
High Life, The Wind among anticipated screenings.‘Wild Rose’As the talk around TIFF on Sunday evening (9) centred on Jessie Buckley’s breakout performance in crowd-pleaser Wild Rose, which Neon acquired for the US, distributors continued to question...
'Rojo' Moves Top of Screen's Toronto Platform Jury Grid
One score still to come for Benjamin Naishtat’s 1970s drama.Rojo, directed by Argentina’s Benjamin Naishtat, has moved top of Screen’s Toronto 2018 Platform jury grid.The film has achieved an average of 3.2 out of 4, with one score still to come in.Rojo...
Rotterdam Film Festival's VoD Platform Reveals Early Data
IFFR Unleashed hes been accessed from 39 countries.IFFR Unleashed, the streaming service launched by International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) in January during its 2018 edition, has published initial statistics from the platform’s first six months...
Tang Media Board 'This Crazy Heart' for China (Exclusive)
Film directed by Marc Rothemund posted over 2 million admissions in Germany.‘This Crazy Heart’German sales powerhouse Global Screen, which gave a Toronto market premiere to its new 3D animation adventure Tabaluga this weekend, is continuing to rack up...
'The Good Girls': Toronto Review
The upper-class wives of 1980s Mexico compete for social dominanceThe Good GirlsDir: Alejandra Márquez Abella. Mexico. 2018. 93 mins.They were not raised to have careers. They were not raised to have opinions. They were raised to be perfect upper-class...
'The Nun' Rules Global Box Office on $133.2M (Update)
Horror film scores highest opening weekends in The Conjuring universe in 45 markets including UK.The NunSEPTEMBER 10 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ extraordinary late summer / early autumn continued as The Nun ruled the world thanks to a $79.3m international launch...
TIFF Deal Flow Continues as Sci-Fi Premieres 'Freaks', 'Aniara' Sell
Well Go USA pounces on ’Freaks’, Magnolia takes ‘Aniara’.‘Freaks’The Toronto deal flow continued to trickle in after the busy first weekend as Well Go USA picked up multiple territories on Freaks and Magnolia pounced on Aniara.Well Go USA closed a deal...
Toronto 2018: Screen's Dailies
Read Screen’s daily magazines from the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.Day 5Day 4Day 3Day 2Day 1Read more: Toronto 2018 preview - Screen’s guide to the Gala titlesCredit: Screen staff
UK Box Office: 'The Nun' Takes over from 'Christopher Robin' at the Top
‘American Animals’, ‘The Miseducation Of Cameron Post’ also opened.‘The Nun’Rank Film / Distributor Three-day gross (Sept 6-9) Running gross Week1 The Nun (Warner Bros) £3.4m £4.1m 12 Christopher Robin (Disney) £880,000 £12.4m 73 BlacKkKlansman...
UK's Boudica Films Unveils New Projects on Female-Focused Slate
The finance initiative for female-centric films was launched in 2016.‘Mari’Rebecca Long and Ian Davies’ Boudica Films, the UK finance and production initiative aimed at supporting projects with a strong female presence both in front of and behind the...
Vertical, Premiere Strike Deal in TIFF on 'Message Man' (Exclusive)
Paul O’Brien, Verdi Solaiman star in hitman revenge saga.‘Message Man’Los Angeles-based Premiere Entertainment Group has announced in TIFF a North American deal with Vertical Entertainment on the revenge action film Message Man.Paul O’Brien and Verdi...
'Where Hands Touch': Toronto Review
Amma Asante’s latest explores forbidden love in Nazi Germany‘Where Hands Touch’Dir/scr Amma Asante. UK. 2018. 122minsDirector Amma Asante takes a heartfelt but deeply conventional approach to a wartime story of forbidden love in Where Hands Touch. The...
Yellow Affair Boards Selma Vilhunen's TIFF World Cinema Title 'Stupid Young Heart' (Exclusive)
Vilhunen’s 2016 film Little Wing also debuted at TIFF.‘Stupid Young Heart’Finnish sales company The Yellow Affair has acquired worldwide rights to Selma Vilhunen’s Stupid Young Heart, which screened at the Toronto Film Festival in the Contemporary World...
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