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Articles from May 2015

Alice Winocour, 'Disorder'
Schoenaerts plays an army veteran struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) who has taken a job as a security guard for the family of a wealthy Lebanese businessman living in a luxury villa in the South of France, where his psychological...
Andy Vanya Toasts Hungary Fund
The Terminator 3 and Die Hard With a Vengence producer also confimred he would stay at the helm of the Fund until at least 2018.Holocaust drama Son Of Saul from young director Laszlo Nemes, riding high in Screen's Cannes Competition critics' poll, was...
Cemetery of Splendour
Dir/scr Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Thailand/UK/France/Germany/Malaysia. 2015. 122minsPast lives, shared histories and a fluid sense of personal and national identity are the familiar concerns addressed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul in Cemetery Of Splendour...
Creative England Reveals New iFeatures Trio
The three films are Lady Macbeth, written by playwright Alice Birch and to be directed by William Oldroyd and produced by Fodhla Cronin O Reilly; Apostasy, co-written by Dan Kokotajlo and Charlotte Wise, to be directed by Kokotajlo and produced by Marcie...
David Puttnam Returns to Production with 'Arctic 30'
The former Columbia studio boss is to make Arctic 30, a feature about the experiences of 30 Greenpeace activists thrown into Russia's prison system after protesting against drilling in the Arctic.The film is based on Don't Trust, Don't Fear, Don't Beg:...
Film4Climate, Ecoprod Call on Producers
This new initiative aims to drive consensus across the film community on a shared set of global standards to sustainably produce films, building on the guidelines already created in a number of countries."It's time for a global creative and influential...
Inside Out': Review
Director: Pete Docter. US. 2015. 94 minsPixar Animation delivers yet another richly realised, candy-coloured universe in the reliably witty, emotionally deftInside Out. Likely to deliver commercial returns at the top end of the Pixar range, this benefits...
Les Cowboys': Review
Dir : Thomas Bidegain. Fr/Bel. 2015. 114minsA sweeping yet intimate saga with enough incidents and twists to approximate a season's worth of series binge-viewing, Les Cowboys packs a wallop. The directing debut of screenwriter Thomas Bidegain (Jacques...
Louder Than Bombs': Review
Dir. Joachim Trier. Norway, France, Denmark, 2015. 109 minIn what can only be described as the smoothest of transitions, Norwegian director Joachim Trier's English-language debut finds him in top form, completely at ease with the language and fluently...
Paris Coproduction Village Unveils 2015 Line-Up
Hana Makhmalbaf, Ivan I. Tverdosvsky and Jonas Carpignano will be among the directors presenting new projects at the second edition of the Paris Coproduction Village in June.A joint venture between Les Arcs European Film Festival and Champs Elysées Film...
Producers Discuss Making of 'The Lobster'
"Co-productions, along with market money, are a really good way to go," said Irish producer Ed Guiney at The Lobster Talent Talk held at The UK Film Centre in Cannes.Joining in the conversation was fellow Element producing partner Lee Magiday and American...
Screen, BFI London Film Festival Team for Stars of Tomorrow
This year's selected actors, directors, writers and producers will be unveiled by Screen and the LFF at a high-profile industry event during the festival, which this year runs October 7-18.The move is part of an ongoing collaboration between Screen and...
Sierra/Affinity Hails Best Cannes Market
"We have been strategically building our company and platform in order to capitalise on these kinds of moments," said Meyer.Rights to thriller All I See Is You have gone to Eagle Pictures in Italy and Main Title Pictures in South Korea.Marc Forster will...
Swedish Minister Defends Film Agreement Plans
The Agreement established a 10% levy in cinema tickets to raise money for Swedish film production when introduced in 1963.Earlier this week, The International Union of Cinemas ("UNIC") issued a statement protesting the decision, as well as warning against...
The High Sun': Review
Dir/scr. Dalibor Matanic. Croatia/Slovenia/Serbia. 2015. 123minsLove fights a constant battle against centuries of deep-rooted ethnic hatred in The High Sun (Zvizdan), an expertly crafted drama that has its own struggle with diminishing audience engagement...
The Measure of A Man': Review
Dir: Stéphane Brizé. Fr. 2015. 91minsAn unflinching look at deteriorating working - and non-working - conditions for the common man and woman in contemporary France, The Measure of a Man (La Loi du marché) has the disquieting ring of truth. Vincent Lindon,...
Todd Haynes Is ‘Wonderstruck’
Screen understands that the director's longtime collaborator Christine Vachon will produce Wonderstruck for Killer Films and the filmmakers are mulling over cast options.Selznick, whose book The Invention Of Hugo Cabret inspired Martin Scorsese's 2011...
US, UK Execs Launch Midnight Road
Producer Vincent Sieber (The Hive), former Archery Pictures development executive Kitty Kaletsky and editor John-Michael Powell (Obselidia) have launched LA-based production outfit Midnight Road Entertainment.First up for the joint-partners is The Killing...
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