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Articles from August 14

ARTE/ZDF Film Head Meinolf Zurhorst Reflects on Career in Sarajevo Talk
“I’m still an outsider, that has guaranteed my freedom for all these years.”Meinolf ZurhorstMeinolf Zurhorst, the highly-respected producer, commissioner and writer who has worked at French-German public broadcaster ARTE since 1992, was in Sarajevo Film...
Chloë Sevigny Thriller 'Lizzie', Berlin Winner 'Mug', Horror 'Possum' Seal UK Deals (Exclusive)
Bulldog adds four titles to burgeoning slate.‘Lizzie’, ‘Mug’, ‘Possum’Craig William Macneill’s psychological thriller Lizzie, starring Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart, has been picked up for the UK by Bulldog Film Distribution. The company has bolstered...
Elena Ferrante Dramas Land at Film Movement Classics (Exclusive)
Both films based on novels by cult Italian author to receive limited theatrical releases later this year.Troubling LoveFilm Movement Classics has acquired all rights in multiple territories to adaptations of Italian publishing phenomenon Elena Ferrante’s...
European Film Academy Champions 'Oleg Sentsov Day' in Support of Hunger-Striking Director
The Academy asks for people to publically show their support for Sentsov. The European Film Academy (EFA) has called for ’Oleg Sentsov Day’, a worldwide show support for the release of Ukrainian director and political prisoner Oleg Sentsov, three months...
Kino Lorber Snaps Up Toronto-Bound 'Long Day’s Journey into Night'
Drama features lauded 3D sequence, will open theatrically in spring 2019.Long Days Journey Into NightKino Lorber has acquired North American rights to Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Bi Gan’s drama that features a lauded 3D sequence and will receive its...
'Love 1. Dog': Sarajevo Review
A man living in isolation falls in love with a wounded womanLove 1. DogDir: Florin ?erban. Romania-Poland. 2018. 103minsSimion (Valeriu Andriuta) lives in isolation in forests at the foot of a mountain range, his only company being donkey and a dog....
MoviePass under Scrutiny Again as Parent Company Reports Heavy Losses
Helios and Matheson Analytics faces class action lawsuit over stock plunge.MoviePassThe future or otherwise of MoviePass came under close scrutiny again on Tuesday (August 14) as its parent company announced an operating loss of $126.6m for the quarter...
Orion Classics Acquires SXSW Award-Winner 'Jinn'
Nijla Mu’min won SXSW special jury award for writing.JinnOrion Classics has acquired North American and Latin American rights to Nijla Mu’min’s Jinn, following its world premiere at SXSW.Mu’min’s drama won the special jury award for writing and stars...
'Outlaw King', 'Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy' to Bookend Toronto 2018
Gala presentations unveiled on Tuesday.‘Outlaw King’, ‘Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy’The world premieres of David Mackenzie’s Outlaw King starring Chris Pine as Robert The Bruce, and Justin Kelly’s Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy with Laura Dern and Kristen Stewart...
San Sebastian’s Pearls Section Adds 'First Man', 'ROMA', 'A Star Is Born'
Nadine Labaki’s ’Capharnaüm’ and Jacques Audiard’s ’The Sisters Brothers’ are also screening.‘First Man’, ‘Roma’, ‘A Star Is Born’San Sebastian Film Festival’s Pearls section has announced 10 further titles including Damien Chazelle’s First Man and Alfonso...
Sarajevo Competition Title 'The Load' Sells to France, Spain, China (Exclusive)
New Europe Film Sales signs deals on Serbian political thriller.The Load, Ognjen Glavonic’s Serbian political thriller which premiered in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and plays this week in Sarajevo Film Festival’s Feature Competition, has been racking...
Sarajevo Q&A: 'Love 1.dog' Director Florin Serban on Why Shooting Is an "Orgasmic" Process for Him
?erban’s film is the first in his planned series about love, with ‘Love 2. America’ in post-production.Florin ?erbanRomanian filmmaker Florin ?erban’s fourth feature Love 1. Dog, the first in his planned series of films about love (Love 2. America is...
Sarajevo's CineLink Market: Six Directors to Watch
Screen spotlights six filmmaking talents with projects in this year’s market.(Clockwise from top left): Ivana Mladenovic, Igor Bezinovic, Vuk Ršumovic, Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova, Gentian KoçiIvana MladenovicBorn in Serbia and living in Romania, Mladenovic...
Sarajevo's True Stories Market Opens Competition for Producers
The event announced a competition with a [Euro]3,000 grant for research for potential producers.Sarajevo Film FestivalOne of the most well-attended events of Sarajevo’s Industry Days is the True Stories Market. The third editio was held in the festival’s...
Tencent’s China Literature Acquires Top Production Company New Classics Media
New Classics Media’s hits include ’Hello Mr Billionaire’.‘Hello Mr Billionaire’China Literature, the e-book arm of Chinese tech giant Tencent, is acquiring local production company New Classics Media (NCM) for $2.25bn (RMB15.5bn).The deal combines one...
'The Meg' Lands Top of UK Box Office While 'Mamma Mia! 2' Nears £50M
The Heiresses, Heathers re-release roll out in the UK.Li Bingbing and Jason Statham in ‘The Meg’UPDATE: Following yesterday’s delay due to a system error, this weekend’s full UK box office results are now in.Today’s GBP to USD conversion rate - 1.29Rank...
US Judge Allows Harvey Weinstein Sex Trafficking Case to Go Ahead
Plaintiff alleges 2014 Cannes encounter violates Trafficking Victims Protection Act.Harvey WeinsteinA US federal judge on Tuesday (August 14) paved the way for a sex trafficking case brought by British actor Kadian Noble against Harvey Weinstein to go...
Wong Kar Wai Producing Pema Tseden’s Venice-Bound 'Jinpa' (Exclusive)
The Tibetan road movie is screening in the Orrizonti.Wong Kar WaiIn a rare move into third-party production, Wong Kar Wai is producing Tibetan director Pema Tseden’s latest film Jinpa, which will make its world premiere in the Orizzonti at Venice. Wong’s...
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