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BIFA to Hold Unconscious Bias Training for 2018 Awards Voters (Exclusive)
Topics covered by mandatory training will include genre, gender and box office.BIFA awardsThe British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) will ask its voters to take part in compulsory unconscious bias training in time for its 2018 awards, held on December...
Busan to Open with North Korean Refugee Drama 'Beautiful Days'
The festival will close with the world premiere of Yuen Woo-ping’s Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy.South Korea’s Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) will open with the world premiere of Jero Yun’s North Korean refugee drama Beautiful Days, starring...
First Trailer for Camilla Strøm Henriksen's Toronto Title 'Phoenix' (Exclusive)
’Harry Potter’’s David Yates executive produces.Norwegian writer/director Camilla Strøm Henriksen makes her feature directorial debut with Phoenix, which will have its world premiere in TIFF Discovery on Sept 7.Screen can exclusively reveal the trailer...
Foresight Unlimited to Launch Sales on TIFF Entry 'The Other Story' (Exclusive)
Israeli auteur Avi Nesher’s last four films have screened in Toronto.The Other StoryMark Damon’s Foresight Unlimited has picked up worldwide sales on Israeli auteur Avi Nesher’s Toronto selection The Other Story (Sipur Acher) and will introduce to buyers...
'Galveston' Withdrawn from Toronto Line-Up, Replaced by 'A Private War'
Director and cast were no longer able to attend the festival.‘Galveston’Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) have released a statement explaining why Mélanie Laurent’s Galveston has been withdrawn from its 2018 line-up.The film, which stars Elle...
GFM Animation Plots Roddy Doyle Adaptation 'A Greyhound of A Girl', 'Father Christmas' Project (Exclusive)
UK animation outfit strikes two-picture deal.London-based production and sales outfit GFM Animation has unveiled two new projects on the eve of Toronto.A Greyhound Of A Girl is based on the novel by Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle (The Commitments,...
Japan’s Gaga Picks Up Debut Feature of Kore-Eda Protege
Nanako Hirose’s His Lost Name will premiere in Busan’s New Currents competition.Japan’s Gaga Corporation has picked up international rights to His Lost Name (Yoake), the debut feature of Nanako Hirose, a protégé of Shoplifters director Hirokazu Kore-eda.The...
'Jinpa': Venice Review
Pema Tesden’s fifth feature from Tibet is backed by Hong Kong’s Wong Kar-wai‘Jinpa’Dir. Pema Tseden. China. 2018. 86 mins.So this man’s driving along a road… Essentially a shaggy dog story (or shaggy sheep tale) with an eerie metaphysical dimension,...
LA Prosecutors Drop Sexual Assault Case against Kevin Spacey
Second case remains under review.Kevin SpaceyLos Angeles prosecutors will not pursue a sexual assault case against disgraced actor Kevin Spacey because the allegation is time-barred within the state of California.Spacey, 59, was alleged to have sexually...
Michelle Monaghan Drama 'Saint Judy' Lands at Blue Fox International
Los Angeles entertainment company’s sales arm to launch talks this week.Michelle Monaghan in Saint JudyBlue Fox International arrives in Toronto with world sales rights to Michelle Monaghan drama Saint Judy.Head of international sales Lisa Gutberlet...
'Monrovia, Indiana': Venice Review
Frederick Wiseman heads to Trump’s heartland for another probing documentary‘Monrovia, Indiana’Dir: Frederick Wiseman. USA. 2018. 143 minsEighty-eight-year-old documentarian Frederick Wiseman is too much of a purist to explain himself with captions or...
'Never Look Away': Venice Review
A German artist is haunted by his childhood growing up in the shadow of the Nazis.‘Never Look Away’Dir/scr: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Germany, 2018, 188 minsFlorian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s third feature (after the Oscar-winning The Lives Of...
Samuel Goldwyn Films Promotes Meg Longo, Miles Fineburg
Both report to Peter Goldwyn.Meg Longo, Miles Fineburg of Samuel Goldwyn FilmsSamuel Goldwyn Films has promoted Meg Longo to senior director of sales and distribution, and Miles Fineburg to director of acquisitions and theatrical sales. Both will be...
Swedish Film Institute Launches P&A Support Scheme for International Distributors (Exclusive)
The scheme is now open to Swedish majority productions.‘Border’The Swedish Film Institute is launching a new support scheme, International Distribution Support, to allocate P&A funding to international distributors working on releases of Swedish...
'The Accused (Acusada)': Venice Review
A young woman stands trial for a sensational murder in Buenos AiresThe AccusedDir: Gonzalo Tobal. Argentina-Mexico. 2018. 108minsWinning in court isn’t always about presenting a better case; sometimes it’s simply about telling the better story. That’s...
'The River': Venice Review
Five brothers begin to break free of constraints in a remote Kazakh villageThe RiverDir/scr: Emir Baigazin. Kaz-Pol-Nor. 2018. 108minsThe final film in Emir Baigazin’s “Asian” trilogy, following Harmony Lessons (Uroki Garmonii, 2013) and The Wounded...
Toronto 2018 Market Preview: Buzz Titles and Distribution Challenges
Documentaries have proved an evergreen option for savvy distributors.‘Greta’Buyers, typically, are tempering their expectations over the pool of acquisition titles heading into a major festival, although in fairness what Toronto offers would appear to...
Toronto Selection 'Fig Tree' First-Look Trailer (Exclusive)
Drama considered one of front runners for Israeli’s foreign-language Oscar submission.Films Boutique is handling international sales on writer-director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Discovery world premiere Fig Tree...
Trustnordisk Takes Thomas Vinterberg's Drinking Feature to Toronto for Pre-Sales
Untitled Zentropa Entertainment film will focus on the joys of drinking.Thomas VinterbergTrustNordisk has acquired rights and will kick off pre-sales for Thomas Vinterberg’s upcoming feature at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF, September...
'Vox Lux': Venice Review
Brady Corbet takes the stage for his second film, with Natalie Portman starring in this ’intellectually-charged spectacle’‘Vox Lux’Dir. Brady Corbet. US. 2018. 112 mins.While Lady Gaga does her best to play a rootsy singer who’s nothing like Lady Gaga...
Yellow Affair Boards Mika Kaurismaki's 'Master Cheng' (Exclusive)
First image released from film, which shot in Finland and will shoot in China in October.‘Master Cheng’The Yellow Affair has boarded international sales for Mika Kaurismaki’s new film Master Cheng, and will discuss the film with buyers in Toronto.Kaurismaki...
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