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Articles from October 2

Amazon "Looking for Movies That Might Expand to a Larger Audience", Says Jennifer Salke
Salke spoke to Screen about screening giant’s change in film strategy.‘Beautiful Boy’Following Jason Ropell’s exit and last week’s news that Julie Rapaport has been promoted to co-head of movies alongside Ted Hope and Matt Newman, Amazon Studios head...
Amazon Studios Signs Overall Deal with Neil Gaiman
Gaiman to create television series exclusively for the streaming giant’s Prime Video platform.Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman has signed an overall deal with Amazon Studios to create television series exclusively for the streaming giant’s Prime Video platform....
'Blue Iguana' Director Plots Terry Gilliam Documentary (Exclusive)
Hadi Hajaig plots feature in which Gilliam will ”open the contents of his stomach”.Hadi Hajaig, the filmmaker behind Sam Rockwell thriller Blue Iguana and Sean Bean and Charlotte Rampling action film Cleanskin, is making a feature documentary about the...
Connie Nielsen, Dougray Scott Join Epic Pictures’ 'Sea Fever' (Exclusive)
Epic to commence pre-sales at AFM later this month.Connie Nielsen Dougray ScottWonder Woman star Connie Nielsen has replaced Toni Collette on the Epic Pictures thriller Sea Fever, which has begun production in County Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland.Dougray...
'Halef': Adana Review
A Turkish man must contend with a stranger who believes he is the reincarnation of his dead brotherHalefDir: Murat Duzgunoglu. Turkey. 2018. 104minsMoody and cryptically enigmatic, Murat Duzgunoglu’s intriguing Halef hints at reincarnation and mysticism...
How Amazon Is Forging a New Global TV Strategy
Jennifer Salke and Georgia Brown talk to Screen about Amazon’s global TV ambitions, ’The Lord Of The Rings’ and UK opportunities.Georgia Brown and Jennifer SalkeFrom swanky new offices to bold moves into film and TV content, Amazon Studios is out to...
'In Between': Adana Review
A Turkish car mechanic struggles to overcome the language barrier in his search for loveIn BetweenDir/scr: Ali Kemal Cinar. Turkey. 2018. 65minsAn intriguingly droll premise descends into an overly didactic tale about cultural and linguistic minorities...
'Insiders': Adana Review
A police commissioner attempts to manipulate the emotions of an imprisoned teacherInsidersDir/scr: Huseyin Karabey. Turkey. 2018. 115minsDesire is weaponised in Adana premiere Insiders, an adaptation of Melih Cevdet Anday’s conversation-heavy 1965 play...
Iron Sky Producer Planning Swiss Genre Film ‘Mad Heidi’
Development money raised via crowdfunding in just five days.A still from the ‘Mad Heidi’ teaserDirector Johannes Hartmann and producers Tero Kaukomaa of Blind Spot Zurich and Valentin Greutert of A Film Company, whose credits include One Way Trip and...
'Kaos': Adana Review
Three men trapped in a cave by a storm reflect on their past misdemeanoursKaosDir:/scr: Semir Aslanyurek. Turkey-Jor. 2018. 111minsThere are echoes of One Thousand And One Nights and The Canterbury Tales in Kaos, as writer/director Semir Aslanyurek explores...
'My Father's Bones': Adana Review
A man must relocate his deceased father’s bones to fulfil his mother’s dying wishMy Father’s BonesDir: Ozkan Celik. Turkey. 2018. 103minsA father and son come to terms with the past, and each other, in My Father’s Bones, a Turkish drama with - as the...
New Regency to Co-Finance Sony’s 'Little Women', 'The Girl in the Spider’s Web'
Columbia Pictures president Sanford Panitch reunites with former employer.New Regency has come on board to co-finance Sony Pictures’ upcoming films Little Women and The Girl In The Spider’s Web.Sony/MGM’s The Girl In The Spider’s Web stars Claire Foy...
Russo Brothers Backing Emily Mortimer Horror Drama 'Relic'
Dementia-themed female tale also has Screen Australia and Film Victoria backing.Russo BrothersThe Russo brothers’ AGBO is to finance and handle international sales on Relic, a horror drama with Emily Mortimer set to start shooting in Victoria, Australia...
Santa Barbara's Kirk Douglas Award Going to Hugh Jackman
The Front Runner star joins an honour roll including Judi Dench and Robert DeNiro.Hugh JackmanThe Santa Barbara International Film Festival is to present its thirteenth annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film to Hugh Jackman, star of upcoming...
'Widows', 'Destroyer' Join American Specials Roster at Los Cabos
Wildlife, American Animals round out programme.‘Widows’Steve McQueen’s Widows and Destroyer starring Nicole Kidman are among the American Specials line-up announced by Los Cabos International Film Festival on Tuesday (October 2).Widows stars Viola Davis,...
'Yuva': Adana Review
A Turkish man fights to retain his woodland homeYuvaDir/scr: Emre Yeksan. Turkey. 2018. 119minsThe second feature from writer/director Emre Yeksan after fellow Adana title Körfez, Yuva is as willowy and unconstrained as the forest-dweller at its centre,...
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