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Articles from March 20

'A Sort of Family' Leads Argentine Charge at Miami Film Festival
Outsider Pictures to release in US on March 23.A Sort Of FamilyDiego Lerman’s A Sort Of Family (Una Especie de Familia) won the $40,000 Knight Competition grand jury prize for best film as Argentine entries flourished at the 35th annual Miami Film Festival.A...
Chile’s Gonzalo Justiniano Moving Ahead on 'The Photographer of God' (Exclusive)
Auteur recently attended EFM with Damn Kids.Gonzalo JustinianoChilean director Gonzalo Justiniano is moving ahead on his next project after attending the EFM in Berlin last month with market title and activism drama Damn Kids (Cabros de Mierda).Justiniano,...
Filmart: 2018 Thai Pitch Event Projects Unveiled for Cannes
Two of the projects are LGBT-themed stories; the third is set in Barcelona.Thailand’s Ministry of Culture has revealed the three projects that will participate in this year’s Thai Pitch event at Cannes.2016 Thai Pitch project ‘Die Tomorrow’Tongpong Chantarangkul,...
Filmart: 'Battleship Island' Producer Regrets Korean Screen Controversy
Kang Hye-jung was taking part in an on-stage conversation at Filmart.Kang Hye-jung (centre) at FilmartSpeaking to the hot-button issue of screen monopolisation in South Korea, The Battleship Island producer Kang Hye-jung says government and distributors...
Filmart: Free Stone Inks China Deal for 'Hanagatami' (Exclusive)
Lemon Tree acquires the coming-of-age tale set in 1941 Japan.’Hanagatami’Japan’s Free Stone Production has sold Hanagatami - the last film in director Nobuhiko Obayashi’s “wartime trilogy” after Casting Blossoms To The Sky (2012) and Seven Weeks (2014)...
Filmart: Japan's TBS Announce Asian Deals on Anime 'Love, Chunibyo' (Exclusive)
Sales also set for suspense drama The Crimes That Bind.‘Love, Chunibyo And Other Delusions! - Take On Me’Japan’s TBS has announced recent deals on anime Love, Chunibyo And Other Delusions! - Take On Me and suspense drama The Crimes That Bind. The former...
Filmart: Korean Hit 'Detective K' Scores Key Deals for Showbox (Exclusive)
Secret Of The Living Dead has Detective K investigating deaths involving vampire bite-marks.‘Detective K: Secret Of The Living Dead’South Korea’s Showbox has announced a raft of deals on Detective K: Secret Of The Living Dead. The historical adventure...
Filmart: Nicholas Saputra to Star in Second 'Asian Three-Fold Mirror' Omnibus
The Indonesian actor will star in all three episodes.Nicholas SaputraIndonesian actor Nicholas Saputra will star in the second edition of omnibus co-production project, Asian Three-Fold Mirror, spearheaded by Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF)...
Filmart: Rediance's 'An Elephant Sitting Still' Sells to France and Spain (Exclusive)
The film is by Beijing Film Academy graduate Hu Bo, who took his own life in October last year.‘An Elephant Sitting Still’Beijing-based sales agent Rediance has sold Hu Bo’s An Elephant Sitting Still, which premiered in this year’s Berlinale Forum, to...
Hong Kong Filmart 2018: Screen's Dailies
Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from the 2018 edition of Hong Kong Filmart here.Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from the 2018 edition of Hong Kong Filmart here.Screen Filmart 2018 Day 3Screen Filmart 2018 Day 2Screen Filmart...
In Focus: The 10 Films in the 2018 HAF Work-in-Progress Lab
Projects will vie for prizes including the $12,800 Wanda WIP Lab Award.‘The Red Phallus’Following its successful launch last year, Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum’s (HAF) Work-in-Progress Laboratory (WIP Lab) will return to showcase another selection...
'In the Intense Now': Hong Kong Review
Five decades of archive footage tells the eye-opening story of modern political protestIn The Intense NowDir/scr: João Moreira Salles. Brazil. 2017. 127minsDeftly compiled from found footage dating back five decades, In the Intense Now dives headfirst...
ITV Commissions Gurinder Chadha Period Drama Series 'Beecham House'
India-set series to shoot autumn 2018.UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned drama series Beecham House from Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha.Gurinder ChadhaThe series will be set at the end of the 19th century and will focus on former soldier...
O-Scope Acquires Hal Ashby Documentary
“The world needs more Hal Ashbys,” says Oscilloscope’s Dan Berger.HalOscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Amy Scott’s documentary Hal following its recent world premiere at Sundance.O-Scope plans to release the film theatrically...
'Pacific Rim Uprising': Review
Steven S. DeKnight takes on a new battle for the planet in this action sequelPacific Rim UprisingDir: Steven S. DeKnight. China-USA. 2018. 111minutesThe world is at risk again in Pacific Rim Uprising, the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s battle for the...
Q&A: Hong Kong Film Festival Artistic Director Li Cheuk To
Li joined as a programmer in the 1980s and has seen the festival through times of boom and bust for Hong Kong cinema.Li Cheuk ToYou have been at HKIFF for 34 years. What was the Hong Kong film landscape like when you first started?I joined the festival...
Robin Campillo, Elizabeth Karlsen, Francis Lee Lead 2018 BFI Flare Industry Programme
Line-up includes introductions from Hugh Grant and Rupert Everett.Robin Campillo, Elizabeth Karlsen, Francis LeeThe BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival has announced its industry programme, which will run alongside the wider festival, March 21 to...
Tallinn Black Nights Adds Baltic Film Competition for 2018 Edition
Festival re-launches Estonian competition with Baltic focus.The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has added a new competition strand ahead of its 2018 edition.Running November 16 - December 2 this year, the festival is re-launching its Estonian Film...
'The Crown' Producers Apologise to Cast over Pay Row
Sony-owned producer plans to work with equality campaigners.Matt Smith and Claire Foy in ‘The Crown’Left Bank Pictures has apologised to The Crown stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith after they were dragged into a row about the disparity of their salaries...
The Weinstein Company Files for Bankruptcy, Ends All NDA Agreements
Dallas-based private equity firm Lantern Capital Partners to buy assets.It emerged on Monday night that The Weinstein Company Holdings LLC has filed for bankruptcy and entered into a “stalking horse” agreement to sell its assets to Dallas-based private...
UK Exhibitor Vue Launches Investigation into Death of Cinema-Goer
Incident is said to be a freak accident involving seating.UK exhibitor Vue Entertainment has launched an investigation into the death of a cinema-goer at its Star City venue in Birmingham.According to a report in the Birmingham Mail, on March 9 a man...
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