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'Amin': Cannes Review
An immigrant from Senegal struggles to find happiness in FranceAminDir: Philippe Faucon. France. 2018. 91 minsA work of tender humanism and stultifyingly good intentions, Amin explores the plight of people like eponymous immigrant Amin (Moustapha Mbengue)...
'At War': Cannes Review
Employees at a car plant are betrayed by their management: Stéphane Brizé’s film starrting Vincent Lindon follows what happens next.At WarDir. Stéphane Brizé. France. 2018. 113minA story worth telling, well told, the aptly named At War (En Guerre) takes...
'Deadpool 2': Review
The sardonic superhero returns to head a new team of warriorsDir. David Leitch. US. 2018. 120 mins.Following the surprise success of the somewhat low-key (in superhero terms) Deadpool in 2016 ($783m worldwide), a sequel was clearly inevitable: but the...
Edinburgh Film Festival Announces Scotland Celebration for 2018 Edition
The programme will showcase features filmed and set the country, including ‘Calibre’ with Jack Lowden.‘Calibre’Edinburgh Film Festival (EIFF) has announced a celebration of Scotland for its 72nd edition. The festival will showcase talent and locations...
First Look at Harry Michell's Dark Comedy 'Ilkley' (Exclusive)
Independent handling sales in Cannes.Screen can unveil an exclusive first look at Chubby Funny director Harry Michell’s upcoming comedy Ilkley.The film, about an attempted assassination of a controversial secularist at a literary festival, stars Roger...
First Look & Set Report: Noah Schnapp in Michael Morpurgo Adaptation 'Waiting for Anya' (Exclusive)
Schnapp plays Jo, a French boy who helps Jewish children across the Franco-Spanish border in WW2.Noah Schnapp in ‘Waiting For Anya’Sunset waits for no one in the mountains at Accous, high up in the French Pyrenees. One minute, the crew of Ben Cookson’s...
'Fugue': Cannes Review
Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska’s follow up to ‘The Lure’ is a consistently intriguing mysteryFugueDir Agnieszka Smoczynska . Poland/Czech Republic/Sweden. 2018. 100 minsQuestions of female identity, family responsibility and the stifling expectations...
In Pictures: Marseille on Location at Cannes 2018
A meet-and-greet at Cannes to celebrate the city of Marseille as a major shooting hub in France.A special drinks event was held at Cannes Film Festival on May 9 to celebrate the city of Marseille as a major shooting hub in France.The event was held at...
In Pictures: Screen & Calgary Economic Development Cannes 2018 Dinner
A dinner at Le Tube restaurant in Cannes to celebrate the film-friendly city of Calgary, Alberta.Browse through the pictures from an exclusive dinner hosted by Screen and Calgary Economic Development at Cannes Film Festival to celebrate the film-friendly...
Korea's Mirovision Strikes Deals for Cannes Slate (Exclusive)
Titles include Colors Of Wind and My Sassy Girl.‘Colors Of Wind’South Korea’s Mirovision has reported an enthusiastic response to its Cannes sales slate led by My Sassy Girl director Kwak Jae Yong’s Japanese fantasy Colors Of Wind, action noir Brothers...
Major Deals Announced for Directors' Fortnight Title 'Birds of Passage' (Exclusive)
Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego title heading to France, the UK and Germany.Natalia Reyes (right) in ‘Birds Of Passage’Buyers have been snapping up buzzy Cannes Directors’ Fortnight opener Birds Of Passage from Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego, with...
New Arab Film Festival to Launch in Paris This June (Exclusive)
The first edition will be presided over by Palestinian actress and director Hiam AbbassHiam AbbassParis’s Institute of the Arab World is set to revive its festival activities this June with the launch of the new Arab Film Festival, the first edition...
New York Asian Film Festival to Honour Dante Lam (Exclusive)
He will receive the Daniel A. Craft award for Excellence in Action Cinema.Dante LamThe 17th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) will award Hong Kong’s Dante Lam the Daniel A. Craft Award for Excellence in Action Cinema. The festival runs from June 29-July...
Nordisk Film Signs Five-Film Deal with B-Reel
B-Reel’s past credits include ‘Euphoria’, ‘Gentlemen’ and ‘Before We Die’.‘Euphoria’Nordisk Film said it is is ramping up its output of original Nordic film and TV series, and also unveiling a new five-picture deal with Sweden’s B-Reel Films.Stockholm-based...
Pan Nordic Pictures Launches with Finnish Remake of 'Opportunity Knocks'
The story is about a couple who struggle with house reservations.‘Opportunity Knocks’Norway’s 74 Entertainment and Finland’s Don Films have teamed up to launch a new production alliance called Pan Nordic Pictures.The first project will be a Finnish remake...
Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund Announces 30th Anniversary Selection, Expands Post-Production Efforts
The selection consists of 11 development grants and two co-production grants.Dane Komljen’s ‘All The Cities In The North’ was Hubert Bals-funded in 2013 and screened at IFFR last year.International Rotterdam Film Festival (IFFR)’s Hubert Bals Fund (HBF)...
'Solo: A Star Wars Story': Review
Alden Ehrenreich makes for a roguish Han Solo in the second ‘Star Wars’ spin-offSolo: A Star Wars StoryDir: Ron Howard. US. 2018. 135minsWith the charm-oozing younger version of Harrison Ford’s Han Solo as its protagonist, the second Star Wars spin-off...
Strand Releasing Sends 'Postcards from London' to North America (Exclusive)
The film premiered at the BFI Flare Film Festival in London in March.‘Postcards From London’Strand Releasing has acquired all North American rights to Steve McLean’s Postcards From London, about a teenager who leaves his insular hometown for the bright...
Talent Execs Discuss Changing Nature of Agent Roles at Cannes Panel
Agents from ICM, UTA, Paradigm and Curtis Brown took part.Matt Mueller (Screen International); Nick LoPiccolo (Paradigm); Cynthia Okoye (Curtis Brown); Kristen Konvitz (ICM); Mikey Schwartz-Wright (UTA)Four talent agents, three LA-based and one from...
'The House That Jack Built': Cannes Review
Lars Von Trier makes a typically provocative return to Cannes‘The House That Jack Built’Dir: Lars von Trier. Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany. 2018. 155mins.Is killing an act of destruction or a work of art? And what if the same question was applied to...
'The State against Nelson Mandela and the Others': Cannes Review
Documentary shines a light on the courage behind the epic struggle against apartheid‘The State Against Mandela And The Others’Dirs Nicolas Champeaux, Gilles Porte. France. 2018. 105minsThere is no visual record of the Rivonia trial of Nelson Mandela...
Valeria Golino’s Un Certain Regard Title 'Euforia' Scores Key Deals (Exclusive)
Film stars Riccardo Scamarcio and Valerio Mastandrea.‘Euforia’Euforia, Valeria Golino’s second film and return to Un Certain Regard, has stirred up interest here for True Colours who have closed deals with Paname for French-speaking territories, Strada...
War Drama 'Eleven' Gets Sales and UK Distribution Deal (Exclusive)
“‘Eleven’ is a tribute to those brave men and women who endured so much” say co-directors.‘Eleven’Evolutionary Films has taken UK distribution and international sales rights to First World War drama Eleven.Roy Rivett from fledgling UK production outfit...
What Next for the Arab Film Festival Circuit, Following Dubai's Demise?
Arab cinema professionals are asking whether another Arab film festival can fill the void left by the closure of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).‘Yomeddine’The Arab film world is having a high profile Cannes this year with several buzzy...
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