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Articles from October 2016

'A Date for Mad Mary': London Review
Dir. Darren Thornton. Ireland, 2016, 82 mins.The romantic comedy ain't what it used to be; these days you're more likely to find it shyly lurking around a festival catalogue than in a wide-release studio package. Irish lovely A Date For Mad Mary gets...
Argentinian Co-Directors Talk Venice Winner 'The Distinguished Citizen'
The Distinguished Citizen arrived at the Warsaw Film Festival (Oct 7-16) this week with several plaudits, including the Best Actor prize for its star, Óscar Martínez, in Venice and the responsibility of representing Argentina for the foreign-language...
Busan: Lee Chang-Dong Voices Support for Former BIFF Director
Korean director Lee Chang-dong gave a moving speech in support of former Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) director Lee Yong-kwan at the Special Talk: Three Masters event at the Busan International Film Festival (Oct 6-15) on Monday (Oct 10).The...
'Girl on the Train' Rides to Number One in North America (Update)
The Girl On The Train led a slow weekend at the North American box office - as Hurricane Matthew affected attendance in several southeastern states - with a three-day gross of $24.5m from 3,144 theatres.Based on the popular Paula Hawkins novel and starring...
'Glory,' 'Huntress' Win Hamptons Awards
The Hamptons International Film Festival has given is Best Narrative Feature award to Bulgarian-Greek drama Glory (Slava) (pictured), directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov and its Best Documentary Feature award to US entry The Eagle Huntress,...
'Godless' Triumphs at Reykjavik Fest
Ralitza Petrova's Godless has won this year's Golden Puffin, the top award at the 13th Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF)The jury, comprised of Goteborg artistic director Jonas Holmberg, Rams director Grimur Hákonarson and bestselling Icelandic...
Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue Comedy 'Flammable Children' Gears Up for Australia Shoot
Australian director Stephan Elliott's 1970s-set comedy Flammable Children will begin principal photography on Australia's Gold Coast on Oct 17.Set against the backdrop of a typical Australian beachside neighbourhood in the height of the 70s, the ensemble...
IDFA Unveils 2016 Line-Up
The International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has unveiled the line-up for its 29th edition, which is set to take place Nov 16-27.The 15-title competition line-up includes Chilean director Maite Alberdi's The Grown Ups, about four adults living...
'Lake Bodom': London Review
Dir. Taneli Mustonen. Finland/Estonia, 2016, 85 mins.An ingenious, intelligent, playfully nasty film, Lake Bodom draws on five decades' worth of theory about the still-unsolved 1960 case of four teenagers who were killed while camping beside Lake Bodom...
'Mindhorn': London Review
Dir. Sean Foley. UK, 2016, 89 mins.Entering a British comedy film market that's been consistently dominated lately by popular TV characters and brands - The Inbetweeners, Alan Partridge, Dad's Army, Absolutely Fabulous, David Brent - co-writers Julian...
'Mrs K': Busan Review
Dir: Ho Yuhang. Malaysia/Hong Kong/China, 2016. 96 minsThe star of numerous 1970s and 80s Shaw Brothers martial arts actioners, Hong Kong actress Kara Wai continues a career revival which started with a previous collaboration with director Ho Yuhang,...
'Operation Mekong' Soars at China Box Office
In a rare reversal of downward trends, Operation Mekong snatched $76.15m, a mighty number for a second week, and climbed two places to top the Chinese box office in the period of Oct 3-9. Distributed by the Bona Film Group, the action thriller opened...
Polish Master Andrzej Wajda Dies Aged 90
Polish cinema - and the international film community at large - are mourning the passing yesterday (Oct 9) of the Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda.His career spanned more than 60 years and included such classics as Ashes And Diamonds, Innocent Sorcerers,...
Rome Film Festival Preview: A-List Talent, Enhanced Market Offering
With four different artistic directors serving across its 10 previous editions, Rome Film Festival has struggled to build an identity, even if it has never had to fight to attract an audience. For its 2016 event (October 13-23), the festival - which...
Screen, British Council Celebrate 2016 Stars of Tomorrow
By Screen staffFollowing the unveiling last week of Screen International's 2016 Stars of Tomorrow, presented for the second year running as part of the BFI London Film Festival's programme of events, Screen is joining with the British Council to celebrate...
US Briefs: Shout Factory Gets 'The Ticket' for North America
PLUS: STX plans Bad Moms spin-off; Critics Choice Documentary Awards nominations; and more...Shout! Factory has acquired North American distribution rights to Ido Fluk's The Ticket and is planning a multi-platform rollout for the drama, beginning with...
'Your Name': Busan Review
Dir: Shinkai Makoto. 2016. Japan. 106 minsA teen romance which juggles science fiction, a body swap device and themes inspired by classical Japanese literature, the striking animation Your Name looks set to be the film which propels rising star of Japanese...
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