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Articles from March 2016

'Down by Love (Eperdument)': Review
Dir: Pierre Godeau. France/Belgium 2016. 110minsThe idea of forbidden - or at least incredibly inappropriate - romance takes on interesting contours in Down By Love (Eperdument), a reality-inspired tale in which the woman is an inmate at the correctional...
Italian Box Office Sensation 'Quo Vado?' Finds Buyers
Taodue has scored key deals on its box office sensation Quo Vado?, the second-highest grossing film of all time in Italy.Deals to close prior to and during the EFM include Germany and Austria (Weltkino), Spain (A Contracorriente Films), UK (Vue Cinemas),...
'London Has Fallen': Review
Dir. Babak Najafi. US, 2016, 99 mins.Raining vengeful cheese on the enemies of the USA and her allies, Gerard Butler packs his best Liam Neeson squint to defend the British capital single-handedly in London Has Fallen. A follow-up to 2013's Olympus Has...
Miramax Acquired by beIN Media Group
There had been speculation about the deal last year as the Middle East sports broadcaster flexed its claws. It made several successful bids on French sports broadcasting contracts and had identified entertainment production as a growth area.The parties...
Oscar Films Face Tough Road in China
Chinese social media was ablaze from lunchtime on Monday, when the news broke that Leonardo DiCaprio had finally won a best actor Oscar.Known to Chinese audiences as "Xiao Lizi", DiCaprio has been a huge star in China ever since Titanic. His popularity...
US Briefs: SFFS to Honour Janus Films, Criterion Collection
The San Francisco Film Society will present the Mel NovikoffAward on April 30 to international art house cinema sister companies Janus Films and the Criterion Collection at the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival, set to run from April 21-May...
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