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Articles from January 18

Berlinale Unveils 2019 Forum Titles
Selection includes 39 titles and 31 world premieres.This year’s Forum programme at the Berlin Film Festival (Feb 7-17) will feature 39 films, including 31 world premieres.The Forum brings together challenging and thought-provoking filmmaking that brings...
Cult British Reggae Film 'Babylon' to Get First Ever US Release (Exclusive)
Franco Rosso’s Thatcher-era drama to premiere theatrically in March.Nearly 40 years after it premiered in Cannes Critics’ Week, cult British reggae film Babylon will get its first US release through Kino Lorber Repertory and new boutique distributor...
Dogwoof Picks Up International Sales to Political Docs 'Watergate', 'Meeting Gorbachev' (Exclusive)
Charles Ferguson, Werner Herzog titles added to Dogwoof’s EFM slate.Charles Ferguson’s Watergate and Werner Herzog and Andre Singer’s Meeting Gorbachev have both been picked up by London-based sales agent Dogwoof ahead of next month’s European Film Market...
'First Man' Cinematographer Linus Sandgren on Creating the Film's Spectacular IMAX Sequences
Sandgren used Super 16mm film and telephoto lenses.Swedish cinematographer Linus Sandgren committed himself to 1960s-style documentary realism using Super 16mm film and telephoto lenses to render Neil Armstrong’s life before his historic moon landing...
GKIDS Picks Up North America on 'This Magnificent Cake!'
Film won Andre-Martin Award at Annecy International Animated Film Festival.Animation specialist GKIDS has acquired North American rights from New Europe Film Sales to the Annecy award-winning and Annie Award nominee This Magnificent Cake! (Ce Magnifique...
How Lukas Nelson Inspired Bradley Cooper to Make 'A Star Is Born'
Cooper’s character is based on musician Nelson.It was after watching a Neil Young concert that actor/director Bradley Cooper approached musician Lukas Nelson about collaborating on a new rendition of A Star Is Born, the third Hollywood remake of the...
International Box Office Preview: 'Glass' to Shatter Hollywood Rivals
Bumblebee to cross $400m worldwide.M Night Shyamalan is not a name one associates much with box office pyrotechnics these days, yet in the wake of the hit Split two years ago, the follow-up Glass is expected to sparkle this weekend.The finale of Shyamalan’s...
Netflix Adds 8.8m Subscribers, Reveals Viewing Figures
International subscriber base climbs to 80.8m.Netflix touted the success of its original productions - and revealed some rare viewing figures - as it announced that it added a bigger than expected 8.8m paid subscribers (1.5m in the US and 7.3m internationally)...
Rotterdam Film Festival to Host Edgar Pêra Retrospective
Includes three world and international premieres.International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has announced Portuguese filmmaker Edgar Pêra as the subject of the retrospective at its 48th edition (January 23 – February 3).The retrospective will feature...
Sundance 2019 Preview: World Cinema Dramatic Competition
’The Last Tree’, ‘Koko-di, Koko’da’ ’Divine Love’ among the selection.Dirty God (Neth-UK-Bel-Ire)Dir. Sacha PolakPolak’s debut feature Hemel won the Fipresci prize at the Berlinale in 2012, and her follow-up Zurich won CICAE’s art cinema award at the...
The Unlikely Trio Who Brought Oscar Contender 'Green Book' to Life
Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen star in the film.Nick Vallelonga, whose writing, directing and producing credits for US indie movies date back to 1993, always knew he had one powerful story yet to tell. He was just three years old when his nightclub...
UK Box Office Preview: 'Glass', 'Mary Queen of Scots' to Challenge Holdovers
Titles go up against Stan & Ollie and The Favourite.This weekend’s UK box office sees M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass and Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen Of Scots both open widely.Disney’s Glass is a sequel to two of Shyamalan’s previous works – Unbreakable...
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