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Articles from September 2016

Ankur Rungta, Vishal Rungta Launch Nickel City Pictures
Nickel City Pictures will focus on developing and producing commercial film and television content across all genres and has set a target of two to three films in 2017.The founders have closed an exclusive development partnership with Germany's Telepool...
Bertrand Bonello on Politically Charged Thriller 'Nocturama'
Bertrand Bonello is a director who has never shied away from potentially controversial subject matter, from his 2001 feature The Pornographer to his more recent unauthorised biopic Saint Laurent. When he wrote the first draftof his latest film Nocturama,...
Focus Buys PT Anderson Reunion Project with Daniel Day-Lewis
It is understood Focus beat out Fox Searchlight and others and paid around $35m for a project that with softmoney could see the budget rise to around $40m.News of the stunning deal emerged on the first day of Toronto and marks another notable pre-buy...
Haifa Fest Reveals Israeli Films Line-Up
Haifa International Film Festival (Oct 15-24) has revealed the line-up of Israeli titles for its 32nd edition.The programme will include 13 Israeli feature films, 14 Israeli documentary films, 48 shorts and animated films and 10 student and recent graduate...
LFF Adds World Premiere of Michael Winterbottom's 'On the Road'
Michael Winterbottom's On The Road will receive its world premiere at the upcoming BFI London Film Festival.The film will be presented within the festival's Sonic strand on Oct 9 at the BFI Southbank and follows Grammy-nominated British rock band Wolf...
Nick Hamm Talks Northern Ireland Political Drama 'The Journey'
Following its Venice premiere, political drama The Journey plays at Toronto International Film Festival from Saturday (Sept 10). Screen sat down with director Nick Hamm to discuss getting the film made.Despite spending a large portion of his childhood...
Paradise': Venice Review
Dir: Andrei Konchalovsky. Russia/Germany, 2016. 130 minsThe Holocaust has undergone some awkward treatments on screen before, but one of the most ungainly recent examples must be Andrei Konchalovsky's Paradise, a well-intentioned but very soft-edged...
Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, Celia Imrie Join Protagonist Dance Comedy 'Finding Your Feet'
Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner), Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones's Baby) and Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie) are to join Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake) in Richard Loncraine's (Wimbledon) silver dollar rom-com Finding Your Feet.Protagonist is handling...
Toronto: 'Jackie', 'The Bad Batch' Stir Early Buyer Interest
As the industry descended on Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 8-18), buyer interest heated up around Venice hit Jackie ahead of Sunday's North American premiere and Netflix reportedly circled a global streaming deal on The Bad Batch [pictured].Completed...
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