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Articles from February 2017

AMBI Picks Up Scandi Thriller 'Guardian Angel'
AMBI Distribution has acquired worldwide sales rights (Scandinavia, Iceland and former Yugoslavia) to thriller The Guardian Angel, now shooting.Writer-director Arto Halonen [pictured] is currently filming the Finnish-Danish-Croatian co-production on...
Arrow Takes Multiple Territories on 'The Ghoul'
Arrow Films has acquired UK, US and Canadian rights to Gareth Tunley's debut feature The Ghoul.The film, which world premiered at the BFI London Film Festival and later played at Film4's Film Fear in Manchester, is produced by Primal Pictures.Tunley,...
Berlin Q&A: Stanley Tucci, 'Final Portrait'
With a career in front of the camera that has seen an Oscar nomination for The Lovely Bones and roles in Spotlight and The Hunger Games franchise, Stanley Tucci returns to directing after a decade-long absence with Final Portrait. The film, his fifth...
'Chavela': Berlin Review
Dirs: Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi. US, 2017. 90 mins'Solitude', 'pain' and 'desolation' are key words in the repertoire of Mexican singing legend Chavela Vargas but - as an admirer comments in documentary Chavela - dark feelings can be hugely cathartic....
Curzon Artificial Eye, Rai, Diaphana Board 'Werk Ohne Autor'
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's Werk Ohne Autor, which is on German sales outfit Beta Cinema's slate at this week's European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin, has already sold to many major European territories, among them UK, France and Italy.Beta has...
Dogwoof Clocks Up Deals on EFM Slate
UK documentary specialists Dogwoof has racked up a series of deals on its European Film Market slate.Alexandre O. Phillippe's 78/52, which Dogwoof acquired in Sundance, has gone to Scandinavia (Non Stop Entertainment) and Spain (A Contracorriente). The...
Emile Hirsch, Alice Eve and Vanessa Hudgens Join 'The Pre-Nup'
Emile Hirsch [pictured], Alice Eve and Vanessa Hudgens have joined rom-com The Pre-Nup for My Cousin Vinny and The Whole Nine Yards director Jonathan Lynn.David Koechner and rising comedy star Sebastian Maniscalco have also come on board to join previously...
'Emo the Musical' Director on the Film's Evolution from Short to Feature
After his 16-minute short Emo The Musical received a special mention at the Berlinale in 2014, Australian director Neil Triffett returns this year with a feature-length version, premiering today in the Generation 14plus strand.The feature builds on the...
Félicité: Berlin Review
Dir. Alain Gomis.France/Senegal/Belgium/Germany/Lebanon, 2017. 123 mins.A gritty, music-infused drama about a Kinshasa bar singer who comes out of her emotional shell after a brush with misfortune gradually morphs into a dreamlike mood piece and, eventually,...
'Final Portrait': Berlin Review
Dir: Stanley Tucci. UK, 2017, 90 minsA handful of films about the art of portraiture show how the process of creation can be as agonizing for the sitter as for the painter - Jacques Rivette's La Belle Noiseuse being one. In some ways, however, Stanley...
'God's Own Country' Director Francis Lee Talks Sundance Hit
Francis Lee's debut feature God's Own Country does not fit any stereotypes. It is a Yorkshire-set drama that eschews beautiful landscape shots - and is a gay love story set in the world of farming."When I wrote this script, I wasn't seeing stories on...
Gurinder Chadha Spies Two New Projects
Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha, who is at Berlin Film Festival for the out of competition world premiere of her new feature Viceroy's House, about the 1947 partition of India, is moving into Second World War territory.The British director...
'Hostages': Berlin Review
Dir. Rezo Gigineishvili. Russian Federation, Georgia, Poland. 2017. 103 minsA real-life event provides the subject for the impressive fourth feature from Georgian-born director Rezo Gigineishvili. A botched aircrafthijacking perpetrated by a group of...
Jakub Gierszal to Play Math Genius in 'Adventures of A Mathematician'
Jakub Gierszal, a Berlinale Shooting Star in 2012, has been cast to play Polish mathematician Stanislaw Ulam in Thor Klein's Adventures Of A Mathematician.In addition, the Canadian producer of Maudie - Mary Young Leckie's Solo Productions - has boarded...
'Just like Our Parents': Berlin Review
Dir/scr. Laís Bodanzky. Brazil. 2017. 102 minsA scalding opening scene which unfolds during a highly-charged family lunch sets the bar high for this Brazilian domestic drama. And while nothing which follows has quite the same venomous kick as this key...
Mindjazz Pictures International Strikes Deals with Netflix, KMBO
Fledgling German sales agent Mindjazz Pictures International (MPI) is making its bow at this year's European Film Market (EFM) and has secured deals with Netflix and French distributor KMBO as well as presenting four market premieres in Berlin.Netflix...
New Europe Takes Israeli Comedy 'Holy Air' to EFM
New Europe Film Sales has picked up Israeli comedy Holy Air and will be representing the project at this week's European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin.The move follows New Europe's acquisition of Israeli comedy One Week And A Day, which played at Cannes...
'One Thousand Ropes': Berlin Review
Dir/scr: Tusi Tamasese. New Zealand, 2017, 98 minsOne Thousand Ropes has all the potential for a horror film as a traditional healer is haunted by the restless spirit of a long dead woman. Samoan-born writer-director Tusi Tamasese transforms that genre...
Other Angle Boards Senegalese Resistance Fighter Drama 'Our Patriots'
Paris-based sales agent Other Angle has boarded Gabriel Le Bomin's Second World War drama Our Patriots about real-life Senegalese resistance fighter Addi Bâ.Marc Zinga plays Bâ, who was nicknamed "der schwarze terrorist" (the black terrorist) by the...
Salman Khan Boards 'Ode to My Father' Indian Remake
CJ Entertainment has sold remake rights for its South Korean epic Ode To My Father to India's Reel Life Production Pvt. Ltd.Salman Khan (below) will feature in the remake.Korea's second biggest hit to date, the original took in over 14 million admissions...
Shooting Star Louis Hofmann Join Animation 'The Heinzels'
German actor Louis Hofmann, one of this year's European Shooting Stars, is set to lend his voice to a character in the animated feature The Heinzels, which will be the next collaboration by Dirk Beinhold's Akkord Film and director Ute von Münchow-Pohl...
'The Trial: The State of Russia vs. Oleg Sentsov': Berlin Review
Dir. Askold Kurov, Estonia/Poland/Czech Republic, 2017, 70 minutesVladimir Putin is undergoing a media makeover thanks to his admirer, Donald Trump. For skeptics of Trump's esteem for the Russian leader, The Trial: The State Of Russia Vs. Oleg Sentsov...
True Colours Adds Trio of Titles to EFM Slate
Rome-based sales company True Colours has added English-language extreme sports drama Ride, Italian box office hit It's The Law and Generation Kplus title Two Irenes (As Duas Irenes) to its EFM slate.Brazilian filmmaker Fabio Meira's Two Irenes - about...
'Wild Mouse': Berlin Review
Dir/scr. Josef Hader. Austria, 2017. 103 mins.Best known in German-speaking territories as a top cabaret entertainer, Josef Hader has also gained quite a reputation as the disheveled sleuth Simon Brenner in the Willi Haas/Wolfgang Murenberger series...
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