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Articles from March 2015

108 Media Acquires 'Below Dreams'
The distributor has acquired North American rights and will handle international sales on Garrett Bradley's New Orleans-set feature directorial debut.Below Dreams (pictured) premiered at Tribeca 2014 and follows a trio of adults in the Big Easy as they...
Arterton, Considine, Close Join 'She Who Brings Gifts'
Altitude Film Sales has boarded Colm McCarthy's adaptation of M.R. Carey's best-selling novel.Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine have joined the cast of She Who Brings Gifts.Altitude Film Sales has boarded Colm McCarthy's adaptation of M.R....
Cannes 2015 Poster Pays Tribute to Ingrid Bergman
Cannes Film Festival envokes classic Hollywood with an image of the late star.The 68th Cannes Film Festival (May 13-24) has chosen to pay tribute to Ingrid Bergman with this year's poster, following on from Marcello Mastroianni in 2014.This year's poster...
Cannes 2015 Poster Pays Tribute to Ingrid Bergman
The 68th Cannes Film Festival (May 13-24) has chosen to pay tribute to Ingrid Bergman with this year's poster, following on from Marcello Mastroianni in 2014.This year's poster features the Swedish actress who worked with Alfred Hitchcock, Roberto Rossellini...
China's Enlight Hits the Road with Stellar Line-Up
EXCLUSIVE: Fresh from a capital injection from Alibaba and a stellar year at the box office, Beijing-based Enlight Pictures has lined up a string of top Chinese filmmakers for its 2015 slate, including Xu Zheng, Zhang Yibai, Deng Chao and actress Zhou...
China's Enlight Hits the Road with Stellar Line-Up
The ambitious studio is also expanding its partnership with Justin Lin, who recently produced Hollywood Adventures, starring Zhao Wei and Huang Xiaoming, and next year will direct a 3D remake of Shaolin Temple for Enlight and Bruno Wu's Seven Stars Entertainment.Lin...
Filmart 2015: Beyond China
Filmart is the centre of the world for global buyers and sellers focused on Asian content. As it enters its 19th edition, Louise Tutt examines its enduring appeal.Technology may have made the world smaller, and online viewing platforms and Skype should...
Filmart 2015: Beyond China
Technology may have made the world smaller, and online viewing platforms and Skype should in theory have limited the need for buyers and sellers to troop around the world each year to expensive trade fairs and film markets. But Hong Kong Filmart (March...
Filmart 2015: HAF Profiles
Profiles of projects from the 13th Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF).The A WomenDir Hannah MoonProject's country of origin AustraliaThis feature-length documentary examines the growing number of educated 20-something Chinese women who are stepping...
Filmart 2015: HAF Profiles
THE A WOMENDir Hannah MoonProject's country of origin AustraliaThis feature-length documentary examines the growing number of educated 20-something Chinese women who are stepping away from tradition and putting life and work before marriage. The narrative...
Filmart 2015: Hot Titles - Hong Kong, China
Liz Shackleton spotlights the hottest productions at Hong Kong Filmart.This year's Chinese New Year holiday was another box-office bonanza in mainland China thanks to hits including historical action epic Dragon Blade, gambling caper From Vegas To Macau...
Filmart 2015: Hot Titles - Hong Kong, China
This year's Chinese New Year holiday was another box-office bonanza in mainland China thanks to hits including historical action epic Dragon Blade, gambling caper From Vegas To Macau 2 and fantasy adventure Zhong Kui: Snow Girl And The Dark Crystal.As...
Filmart 2015: Hot Titles - Japan
Japanese companies are at Filmart with a strong line-up of literary adaptations, tear-jerkers and a comedy set in the make-up room of a porn shoot.Ai Wo Tsumu HitoDir Yuzo AsaharaRomantic drama Ai Wo Tsumu Hito is based on Edward Mooney Jr's US-set novel...
Filmart 2015: Hot Titles - Japan
AI WO TSUMU HITODir Yuzo AsaharaRomantic drama Ai Wo Tsumu Hito is based on Edward Mooney Jr's US-set novel The Pearls Of The Stone Man. Here the story is moved to the hills of Hokkaido where a couple move after retirement, dreaming of a peaceful existence....
Filmart 2015: Hot Titles - South Korea
Sales agents from South Korea are in town with a line-up of intriguing character-driven dramas, period action titles and offbeat stories. Jean Noh profiles a selectionAssassinationDir Choi Dong-hoonChoi Dong-hoon's much-anticipated follow-up to The Thieves...
Filmart 2015: Is There Asian Appetite for European Films?
With sales companies out in force at Filmart, how much of an appetite do Asian audiences really have for European films?European sales companies are at Hong Kong Filmart in record numbers this year. It is not hard to work out why: Asia Pacific beat North...
Filmart 2015: Is There Asian Appetite for European Films?
European sales companies are at Hong Kong Filmart in record numbers this year. It is not hard to work out why: Asia Pacific beat North America as the world's largest regional box office for the second year running in 2014, the theatrical marketplace...
Filmart 2015: Philip Yung, Port of Call
After winning the HAF award for a Hong Kong project in 2011, Hong Kong writer-director Philip Yung's Port Of Call suffered a false start. An investor had committed to the production but pulled out at the 11th hour due to creative differences.Fast-forward...
Filmart 2015: US Falls for Appeal
Filmart offers US sellers the chance to establish and maintain relationships with Asian buyers outside the frenzy of the bigger markets in the calendar.One of the more commonly heard refrains from international sales companies at Berlin's European Film...
Filmart 2015: US Falls for Appeal
One of the more commonly heard refrains from international sales companies at Berlin's European Film Market in February was how few Asian distributors were walking the halls of the Martin-Gropius-Bau and nearby hotels.This is nothing new - Berlin's chilly...
Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close Join 'She Who Brings Gifts'
Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine have joined the cast of She Who Brings Gifts.Altitude Film Sales has boarded Colm McCarthy's adaptation of M.R. Carey's best-selling novel The Girl With All The Gifts, which Carey has adapted for the screen.She...
Hans Petter Moland to Replace Nikolaj Arcel on Next 'Department Q'
Veteran director Hans Petter Moland is take over Denmark's third Department Q thriller, A Conspiracy of Faith (Flaskepost fra P), from Danish director Nikolaj Arcel.Arcel, best known for directing A Royal Affair, wrote three scripts based on Jussi Adler...
'Home' Tops UK Box Office with $9M Debut
FOXHome posted a superb $9m (£6m) chart-topping debut from its 531 sites, including $3.9m (£2.6m) in previews. It's worth noting that the animation would have topped the chart solely on its Fri-Sun tally of $5.1m (£3.4m).Excluding sequels, the debut...
Into Film Set to Host First Awards
UK education charity Into Film is set to host its inaugural awards at London's Empire Leicester Square.The awards, held tomorrow (March 24), will pay tribute to outstanding 5-19 year olds who have demonstrated talent and exceptional achievements in filmmaking...
Into Film Set to Host First Awards
The awards, held tomorrow (March 24), will pay tribute to outstanding 5-19 year olds who have demonstrated talent and exceptional achievements in filmmaking or film reviewing.The nominees are to have their films screened to an audience of 600. The winners...
iRep Explores Digital Age for Documentaries
Lagos, Nigeria's iRep, one of Africa's few documentary-specific film festivals, has closed its fifth anniversary edition showing more than 40 films curated around themes and issues in Africa.Executive director Femi Odugbemi said, "We have rekindled awareness...
Krzysztof Zanussi on Scorsese, Censorship and His New Film
Veteran Polish director talks to Geoffrey Macnab ahead of a major UK tour of restored Polish film classics, programmed by Martin Scorsese.Krzysztof Zanussi ranks alongside Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Kieslowski and Agnieszka Holland as one of the major...
Krzysztof Zanussi on Scorsese, Censorship and His New Film
Krzysztof Zanussi ranks alongside Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Kieslowski and Agnieszka Holland as one of the major figures in post-war Polish cinema.He is in London later this spring for the Kinoteka Festival, where he will be presenting his latest feature...
Moland to Replace Arcel on Next 'Department Q'
Norwegian director takes the reins on A Conspiracy of Faith.Veteran director Hans Petter Moland is take over Denmark's third Department Q thriller, A Conspiracy of Faith (Flaskepost fra P), from Danish director Nikolaj Arcel.Arcel, best known for directing...
Moscow Film Festival to Make Major Cuts
Two days cut from festival, competition titles reduced and line-up almost halved in the face of tough economic circumstances.Russia's crumbling economy has forced the organisers of this year's Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF) to make swingeing...
Moscow Film Festival to Make Major Cuts
Russia's crumbling economy has forced the organisers of this year's Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF) to make swingeing cuts to the number of films shown and the festival's duration.Speaking to Russian daily newspaper Izvestiya, MIFF programme...
Pristina Festival Cancelled after Ministry Cuts
EXCLUSIVE: Festival patronized by Vanessa Redgrave at a loss over last-minute government decision.The Pristina Film Festival has been cancelled by organisers one month ahead of its expected start date after the Kosovan ministry of culture slashed funding...
Pristina Festival Cancelled after Ministry Cuts
The Pristina Film Festival has been cancelled by organisers one month ahead of its expected start date after the Kosovan ministry of culture slashed funding for the event by 78%.The seventh edition of the festival, patronized by Vanessa Redgrave, was...
'The Taking of Tiger Mountain': Review
Dir. Tsui Hark. China, 2014, 142 mins.Tackling the anthemic Chinese work The Taking Of Tiger Mountain in a typically epic style , Tsui Hark retains every ounce of the exuberance which propelled him through works like Once Upon A Time In China over twenty...
'The Taking of Tiger Mountain': Review
Dir. Tsui Hark. China, 2014, 142 mins.Tackling the anthemic Chinese work The Taking Of Tiger Mountain in a typically epic style , Tsui Hark retains every ounce of the exuberance which propelled him through works like Once Upon A Time In China over twenty...
UK's Bertha DocHouse Cinema Details Revealed
In advance of this week's launch of the new, refurbished six-screen Curzon Bloomsbury (formerly the Renoir), further details have emerged of the UK's first cinema devoted to documentary.Set for launch this Friday (March 27), the Bertha DocHouse screen,...
UK's Bertha DocHouse Cinema Details Revealed
Set for launch this Friday (March 27), the Bertha DocHouse screen, which will be housed within the Curzon Bloomsbury complex, will show documentaries all year round.Several films have been selected to help launch the new venue. The first to be shown...
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