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Articles from January 2013

Afternoon Delight
Dir/scr: Jill Soloway. US. 2012. 102minsAfternoon Delight was a song that you tried to get out of your head. Afternoon Delight the film, about good intentions gone awry, is more motivational therapy than cinema. Jill Soloway's debut feature about a bored...
Biennale College Select Memphis, Year of June, Yuri Esposito
Three projects were selected from the 15 previously selected projects from around the world.Memphis, The Year of June and Yuri Esposito will proceed to the second phase of the Biennale College - Cinema.The three projects were selected from the 15 previously...
C.O.G
Dir: Kyle Patrick Alvarez. US. 2013. 89minsA compassionate light drama about the uneven path we all must take on the road to self-discovery, C.O.G. offers one lovely, heartfelt scene after another. Based on an essay by humourist David Sedaris about a...
Coixet, Philibert and Longinotto Join Berlinale Panorama
Premieres of the latest films from Isabel Coixet, Nicolas Philibert and Kim Longinotto are among the new titles that complete the Panorama line-up of the Berlin International Film Festival.Spanish director Coixet, currently filming thriller Panda Eyes...
Consumer Spending on Film Up $1.3Bn in 2012
Growth in 2012 generated by Asia-Pacific region but North Americans remains by far the biggest spenders on films at about $80 per capita per year, according to a new report from IHS Screen Digest.Worldwide consumer spending on films increased by $1.3...
Eat Sleep Die and Call Girl Sweep Sweden's Guldbagge Awards
Directors Gabriela Pichler and Mikael Marcimain took the lion's share of the Guldbagge - Sweden's national film prize - when the Swedish Film Institute presented the awards last night (Jan 21) at a televised gala in Stockholm's Cirkus.Both first features,...
Educating Mirren
Oscar-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren has revealed what she learnt from Harrison Ford, Robert Altman and Brigitte Bardot at a BAFTA event celebrating her career.The star of The Queen looked back over her film and television career at the "Life in Pictures"...
Fire in the Blood
Dir/scr: Dylan Mohan Gray. UK. 2013. 84minsFire In The Blood quite simply makes for stark, sobering, moving and ultimately shocking viewing. It offers little new in terms of tracing the evolution of HIV treatment and how anti-retroviral breakthroughs...
Hobby and Hubbell Launch Tangerine Entertainment
Production company will partner with other organisations to promote film work by women.Industry veterans Amy Hobby and Anne Hubbell have launched the female-driven Tangerine Entertainment.The production company and self-styled community builder will...
Kate Gerova Departs Soda to Join Birds Eye View
Birds Eye View founder and chief executive Rachel Millward will continue at helm; organisation eyes international expansion and more industry involvement.Kate Gerova, formerly head of distribution at UK distributor Soda Pictures, has taken on the new...
Lasting
Dir/scr: Jacek Brocuch. Poland-Spain. 2013. 95minsThe passions of young love and what happens with something dramatic and awful threatens to tear that love apart is at the core of Jacek Brocuch's beautifully shot and engagingly performed Lasting (Nieultone),...
Screen Yorkshire Unveils New Development Schemes
Screen Yorkshire is set to launch two new development schemes that will place up to 30 trainees on major film and TV productions in the region.Both programmes are funded by the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of UK film skills initiative 'A...
Sundance: Searchlight Goes Back; Magnolia, CNN Net Blackfish
As deals continued to explode out of Park City, Fox Searchlight paid just under $10m for North America and select major territories to Nat Faxon and Jim Rash's feature directorial debut The Way, Way Back. Sierra / Affinity handles international sales.On...
Sundance: SPWA Goes to Austenland, RADiUS Gets Concussion
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions made the announcement on Monday afternoon [21] and said that SPC will distribute the comedy in North America. Meanwhile RADiUS-TWC confirmed it had picked up North American rights to Concussion.Several buyers pursued...
We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks
Dir/scr: Alex Gibney. US. 2012. 127minsOne of the surprises in We Steal Secrets, the latest nonfiction movie from the ever-prolific filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side), is that it's not the story of Julian Assange. While the infamous white-haired...
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