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Articles from May 2017

'A Gentle Creature': Cannes Review
Dir/scr Sergei Loznitsa. Fr/Ger/Lith/Neth, 2017. 143mins.Ukrainian feature and documentary maker Sergei Loznitsa's first dramatic film since In The Fog (2012), A Gentle Creature is a grim state-of-the-nation fable, a bitter mix of tragedy, farce and...
BAFTA Announces 2017 BAFTA Student Film Awards Finalists
Finalists were chosen from the previously announced 45 shortlisted films.The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nine finalists for the 2017 BAFTA Student Film Awards.This year, select film schools worldwide were invited...
CAA and Bona Film Group Establish Film Fund
Roland Emmerich's Midway, announced in Cannes, is first project to be financed through the fund.Distributor and production company Bona Film Group and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) have announced the launch of a long-term film fund, with an initial $150m...
Cannes Competition Title 'Redoubtable' Gets UK Deal
EXCLUSIVE: Wild Bunch sells Michel Hazanavicius's Jean-Luc Godard biopic to UK.Michel Hazanavicius's Redoubtable, which premiered In Competition at Cannes Film Festival this week, has been picked up for UK distribution by Thunderbird Releasing.The deal...
Cannes Doc Day: Transparency Is Key in Post-Truth World
Panelists emphasise importance of diverse voices on Cannes panel.The non-fiction community isn't stuck in a "liberal bubble," said Kathy Im, director journalism & media, The MacArthur Foundation, during a Cannes Doc Day panel of documentary experts...
Doha Film Institute Partners on 'Loving Vincent'
DFI reveals co-funding partnership on world's first fully painted featureThe Doha Film Institute has revealed its participation in animated feature Loving Vincent as a co-financier ahead of the film's premiere at the Annecy International Animated Film...
'Good Time': Cannes Review
The Safdie brothers unite with Robert Pattinson for an "unforgettable ride"Dirs: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie. US/Luxembourg. 2017. 100minsPlenty of films revolve around heists gone wrong, but few have the desperate, grungy velocity of Good Time. With Robert...
'Good Time' Performs, 'Rodin' Sinks on Screen's Cannes Jury Grid
A Gentle Creature, The Beguiled also make debuts.As the 2017 Cannes Film Festival's Competition enters its final stretch, the new entrants saw polarising reactions from Screen's jury of critics.Good Time, the Robert Pattinson-starring heist film directed...
IFC Moves into Lars Von Trier's 'House That Jack Built'
US outfit strikes Cannes deal for upcoming serial killer feature.As Cannes Marche winds down, IFC has acquired US rights for Lars von Trier's The House That Jack Built.TrustNordisk's director of international sales and marketing Susan Wendt negotiated...
NFTS Appoints School Director
Dr Jon Wardle succeeds Nik Powell at UK film school.The National Film and Television School has appointed Dr Jon Wardle as the new director of the school, effective from 1 August 2017.Wardle, the current depity director, will succeed Nik Powell who has...
Paolo Sorrentino's Berlusconi Drama, Gurinder Chadha's 'Viceroy's House' Sell for Pathé
Pathé does brisk business across Cannes slate.Pathé International saw brisk business on its Cannes slate, highlighted by a previously announced multi-territory deal with Focus for Lenny Abrahamson's upcoming chiller The Little Stranger.Also among sellers...
RLJ Entertainment, AMC Networks' Shudder Partner on 'Mayhem'
The action-thriller premiered at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival.RLJ Entertainment and AMC Networks' Shudder streaming platform are partnering on the North American release of Joe Lynch's action-thriller Mayhem.The deal was finalised in Cannes.RLJE plans...
Salon Hires Annabel Wigoder to Oversee Development and Production
Former Endemol exec will associate produce feature docs McQueen and Breaking Habits.UK production outfit Salon Pictures (Churchill, My Name Is Lenny) has hired Annabel Wigoder to oversee the development and production side of its business.Wigoder was...
Sony Classics Acquires 'The Silent Man' Starring Liam Neeson
Watergate drama set for a September release.Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American rights to Watergate drama The Silent Man.The Silent Man centres on "Deep Throat", the pseudonym given to the notorious whistleblower for the Watergate...
'The Merciless': Cannes Review
South Korea has another international hit on its hands with this crime-based noir thrillerDir/scr: Byun Sung-hyun. South Korea. 2017. 120mins.Although it could possibly be deemed a case of style over substance, Byun Sung-hyun's The Merciless is an accomplished...
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