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'3 Faces': Cannes Review
A moving meditation from Iran’s Jafar Panahi‘3 Faces’Dir/scr: Jafar Panahi. Iran. 2018. 100mins.A search for a missing girl leads to a small Iranian village - and sizable questions about the nation’s patriarchal attitudes - in 3 Faces, a lovely, ineffably...
'Angel Face': Cannes Review
Love is not enough in this tale of a woman struggling to look after her daughterAngel FaceDir. Vanessa Filho. France. 2018. 108minsIf wanting to be a good mother and being a good mother were the same thing, Marlene (Marion Cotillard) would pass with...
'Another Day of Life': Cannes Review
Animation/live-action hybrid look at Angola’s 1975 fight for independenceAnother Day Of LifeDirs Raúl de la Fuente, Damian Nenow. Pol-Sp-Ger-Bel-Hun. 2018. 80 minsThe late Ryszard Kapuscinski’s memoir of his role in Angola’s 1975 fight for independence...
Bruber Media Partners Boards Epic Romance 'The Gold Mountain' (Exclusive)
Producers target 2020 worldwide release.Beryl HuangLos Angeles-based producer-distributor Bruber Media Partners has come on board to produce the epic period romance The Gold Mountain.Bruber Media chairman and CEO Beryl Huang said the story is currently...
Cannes 2018: Screen's Dailies
Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from the Cannes Film Festival here.Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from the Cannes Film Festival below.Screen Cannes 2018 Day 6Screen Cannes 2018 Day 5Screen Cannes 2018 Day 4Screen Cannes 2018...
Cannes Welcomes the Saudis but Questions Persist
“We’re developing content guidelines.”RiyadhSaudi Arabia launched the world’s most generous financing incentive for international productions at a packed press conference on Friday but many are concerned about who would be able to tap into the new rebates...
Cate Blanchett, Agnes Varda Lead 82 Women in Silent Cannes Red Carpet Protest
Red carpet protest highlighted fact only 82 women have been honoured in Official Selection over 71 editions of festival.Cannes 2018 protestCate Blanchett and Agnes Varda led 82 female industry figures in a silent ascent of the red carpet at the Cannes...
Doc Projects Revealed for Italy's Bio to B Co-Production Event (Exclusive)
Titles include ‘Sex In The Soviet Union’ and ‘In A Future April’.‘White Cube’ director Wojech Pustowa collects the best European project prize at last year’s Bio To B.Italy’s documentary-focused Biografilm Festival, which takes place each June in Bologna,...
Dutch Historical Epic 'Redbad' Racks Up Deals (Exclusive)
Signature has taken all UK rights to the film.‘Redbad’Roel Reine’s Redbad, the flamboyant historical action epic starring Jonathan Banks, is racking up international sales for Dutch sales agent Incredible.Signature has bought all UK rights and Polmedia...
Emilia Jones, George MacKay Starring in Thriller 'Nuclear' for Ffilm Cymru Wales, BFI (Exclusive)
The film is the directorial debut of ‘Dreaming Of Joseph Lees’ screenwriter Catherine Linstrum.Emilia Jones, George MackayEmilia Jones (Youth, High-Rise) and George MacKay (Pride, Captain Fantastic) are starring in supernatural thriller Nuclear, which...
Eva Husson's 'Girls of the Sun' Heading to UK & Ireland with Altitude (Exclusive)
Drama stars Golshifteh Farahani as the commander of the all-female battalion of soldiers in Kurdistan.‘Girls Of The Sun’Altitude Film Distribution has secured UK and Ireland rights to Eva Husson’s Cannes competition title Girls Of The Sun from sales...
Feng Xiaogang Starts Shooting 'Cell Phone 2' (Exclusive)
Director has reassembled the cast of his 2003 hit comedy Cell Phone for its sequel.Feng XiaogangChinese director Feng Xiaogang has reassembled the cast of his 2003 hit comedy Cell Phone for its sequel, Cell Phone 2, which started shooting this week in...
First Look: 'Locus of Control' with Carice Van Houten (Exclusive)
September is diversifying into international co-production and sales.‘Locus Of Control’Pim Hermeling’s September Films, one of Benelux’s leading art house distributors, is diversifying into international co-production and sales.The Amsterdam-based company...
'Girl': Cannes Review
A transgender teen struggles to make her mark as a dancerGirlDir: Lukas Dhont. Belgium. 2018. 105minsAn assured and empathetic feature debut, Lukas Dhont’s Girl uses the discipline and rigour of ballet training to explore the journey of a transgender...
'Girls of the Sun': Cannes Review
A batallion of female Kurdish fighters take on ISIS in Eva Husson’s follow-up to ‘Bang Gang’‘Girls Of The Sun’Dir/scr: Eva Husson. France/Belgium/Georgia. 2018. 115mins.The feminist message is clear and sincere in Eva Husson’s ponderous women’s war movie,...
Global Road Acquires 'The Secret Garden'
Production in UK commenced on April 30.The Secret GardenGlobal Road has picked up North American rights from Studiocanal to The Secret Garden starring Colin Firth and Julie Walters, which began production on April 30 in the UK.Marc Munden directs the...
Good Move Picks Up Indonesian Sci-Fi 'Tengkorak' (Exclusive)
The film is about the discovery of a giant skull after an earthquake.‘Tengkorak’Hong Kong-based sales agent Good Move Media has picked up international rights to Indonesian filmmaker Yusron Fuadi’s Tengkorak, a low-budget sci-fi film that demonstrates...
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Courtenay Join Gemma Arterton in 'Summerland' (Exclusive)
Jessica Swale’s feature debut will start shooting this summer in the UK.Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Courtenay, Gemma ArtertonGugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle), Tom Courtenay (45 Years) and Penelope Wilton (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) have boarded second world war-era...
Jane Birkin Serenades Patrick Wachsberger at Lionsgate Swansong
‘I want to do a lot of things between Lionsgate and the pearly gates.’jane birkin patrick wachsbergerIconic British-French Singer Jane Birkin serenaded Patrick Wachsberger at a swanky party on Friday night in honour of the outgoing Lionsgate executive...
Pure Flix/Quality Flix Screens Four Features for Buyers, Including 'Samson' with Billy Zane (Exclusive)
Louisa May Alcott adaptation ‘Little Women’ is another of the titles offered to buyers.Billy Zane in ‘Samson’Pure Flix/Quality Flix is screening four new features in Cannes to offer to buyers - works-in-progress Little Women and Indivisible, along with...
Raven Banner Launches Sales on Sequel to Finnish Superhero Film 'Rendel' (Exclusive)
Shooting will start in early 2019, with Jesse Haja returning to direct.The first ‘Rendel’ was also a Raven Banner title.Toronto-based genre sales specialist Raven Banner has launched worldwide sales in Cannes on a sequel to its Finnish superhero film...
Reel Suspects Inks Deals on Thriller 'Number 37' (Exclusive)
Austria and Switzerland, Germany and China have all taken the film.‘Number 37’Paris-based Reel Suspects has scored deals on its South African crime thriller Number 37 following the film’s market screening in Cannes.The film, which had its world premiere...
Serial Killer Drama 'Quick', Sci-Fi Sea Story 'Sea Fever' Unveiled on Scandinavia's Film I Väst Slate
David Dencik (Top of The Lake: China Girl), Jonas Karlsson (The Snowman) and Alba August (Becoming Astrid) will star in Quick.David DencikDavid Dencik (Top of The Lake: China Girl), Jonas Karlsson (The Snowman) and Alba August (Becoming Astrid) will...
Spain's Filmax Moves on 'An Unexpected Love' with Ricardo Darin (Exclusive)
Ricardo Darin and Mercedes Moran play a separated couple who realise they are happier together.‘An Unexpected Love’Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks has closed a deal in Spain among other territories on the Ricardo Darin rom-com An Unexpected Love (El Amor...
Stephen Woolley, Creative England to Launch Simon Relph Memorial Bursary in Cannes (Exclusive)
A £20,000 reward will be given to an emerging UK producer based outside of London.Simon RelphSimon Relph, the former Bafta chairman and British Screen Finance CEO, who passed away in October 2016, is a having a new talent bursary launched in his name.The...
Taipei Film Commission to Launch Co-Production Incentive
Qualifying co-productions between Taiwanese and foreign film companies can apply for investment of up to $1m.Jennifer Jao, Taipei Film Commission, and Chris Payne, New Zealand Film CommissionTaipei Film Comission (TFC) is launching an investment scheme...
'The Death of Mr Lazarescu' Director Cristi Puiu Wraps on New Film 'Manor House' (Exclusive)
Anca Puiu is producing through Mandragora and Iadasarecasa.‘The Death Of Mr Lazarescu’ was Puiu’s second feature.Cannes Croisette regular Cristi Puiu has wrapped principal photography on his anticipated next film Manor House. It is Puiu’s first film...
'The Load': Cannes Review
A truck driver undertakes a dangerous journey across war-torn KosovoThe LoadDir/scr. Ognjen Glavonic. Ser-Fr-Cro-Iran-Qat. 2018. 98 mins.If any colour represents the long-term impact of war, it’s the blend of beige and grey that fills The Load’s quietly...
'The Spy Gone North (Gongjak)': Cannes Review
A South Korean agent must infiltrate 1990s North Korea in Yoon Jong-bin’s spy thrillerThe Spy Gone NorthDir: Yoon Jong-bin. Republic Of Korea. 2017. 140minsA film about stellar spycraft that’s been made with comparable steely intelligence, The Spy Gone...
'The World Is Yours (le Monde Est À Toi)': Cannes Review
A hapless Parisian criminal tries to find the funds to go straightThe World Is YoursDir. Romain Gavras. France. 2018. 94 minsGlossy, cynical French caper comedy The World Is Yours (Le Monde Est à Toi) is hardly the revelation of the ages: it’s essentially...
TrustNordisk Boards Isis Kidnap Story 'Daniel' (Exclusive)
Danish photographer who was held captive by ISIS for 398 days.Anders W Berthelsen, Niels Arden Oplev, Esben SmedTrustNordisk has boarded international sales for Niels Arden Oplev’s new feature Daniel, about Daniel Rye, a Danish photographer who was held...
'Woman at War': Cannes Review
A middle-aged eco-terrorist dreams of becoming a motherWoman At WarDir: Benedikt Erlingsson. Iceland-France-Ukraine. 2018. 100minsHalla is nudging 50. She leads a choir, keeps healthy with Tai Chi, and lives alone in a cosy apartment decorated with posters...
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