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Articles from May 2013

AJ Annila Signs We Are What We Are Prequel
EXCLUSIVE: AJ Annila's prequel to shoot in 2014.Memento Films International (MFI) has launched sales on a prequel and a sequel to Jim Mickle's We Are What We Are [pictured] ahead of the picture's international premiere in Directors' Fortnight next week....
Autlook Punches with Ali Doc
EXCLUSIVE: Company acquires world rights to Bill Siegel's The Trials of Mohammad Ali [pictured].Austrian doc sales specialists Autlook have been on the prowl for new acquisitions.On the eve of Cannes, Autlook has taken on world rights to Bill Siegel's...
Cape Town Launches New Film Market
The inaugural Cape Town Film Mart will run Nov 4-6, 2013.The Cape Town and Winelands International Film Festival is announcing the launch of new coproduction bazaar the "Cape Town Film Mart" in Cannes today.The inaugural Cape Town Film Mart will run...
Casablanca Pics Debuts in Cannes
EXCLUSIVE: Casablanca Pictures has become the latest global sales and distribution company to enter the market and launches with Danny Roth's coming-of-age story Tag starring Christopher Mintz-Plasse.Partners Tony Kandah, Ron Gell and Anatol Chavez made...
EAO Unveiling Expanded MAVISE
Database to now include information on-demand audiovisual services, in particular film VoD services.The European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) is to present an expanded version of its MAVISE database in Cannes.Available online free of charge, MAVISE...
Elle Driver Unleashes French Women
EXCLUSIVE: Vanessa Paradis, Isabelle Adjani, Laetitia Casta, Sylvie Testud, Geraldine Nakache, Julie Ferrier, Marina Hands, Alice Taglioni, Alice Belaidi, Melanie Doutey, Audrey Dana [pictured] make-up biggest and starriest French female cast ever.Elle...
Ghent to Honour Scorsese
To mark its 40th anniversary edition, Film Fest Ghent (Oct 8-19) is staging a major Martin Scorsese exhibition and retrospective.Scorsese has close and surprising links with Belgium. His early short The Big Shave (1967) was a prize winner at the Knokke...
Heli
Dir: Amat Escalante. Mexico. 2013. 105minsMexican director Amat Escalante has come to specialise in startling, borderline-surreal scenarios of brutality, but his third feature Heli -following 2008's US-set Los Bastardos - is all the more distressing...
Hirokazu Kore-Eda, like Father, like Son
Jean Noh talks to Hirokazu Kore-eda about his latest feature, which premieres in Competition at Cannes.Tell us a bit about your past times in Cannes. Do you get nervous for Cannes competition more than other festivals?With Distance, my first Cannes film,...
Image Takes Winnie Mandela
EXCLUSIVE: Image Entertainment has acquired all US rights to the $15m biopic Winnie Mandela starring Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard.Image plans an awards season autumn release to Darrell J Roodt's adaptation of Anné Mariè du Preez Bezdrob's biography...
Kevin Williams Heads to Venezuela
EXCLUSIVE: Madrid-based sales outfit Kevin Williams Associates is branching out into Venezuela as the country's filmmakers react to the death of former President Hugo Chavez earlier this year.Here at the Marché, KWA is introducing Caupolican Ovalles'...
Marché Launches Cross Media Corner
Filmmaker Jan Kounen to discuss upcoming multiplatform work Windwalkers [pictured].In a sign of the times Cannes' Marché du Film is launching a Cross Media Corner aimed at giving cinema professionals an overview of some of the most exciting projects...
Nicolas Eschbach Launches Indie Sales
EXCLUSIVE : Former TF1 sales chief plans annual 12-picture slate. Former TF1 sales and acquisitions chief Nicolas Eschbach [pictured] is joining forces with producer Eric Névé to launch a new international sales and co-production company called Indie...
Nymphomaniac Gets Christmas Launch
First part of Lars von Trier's anticipated feature to receive its world premiere in Copenhagen.Lars Von Trier fans are in for a Christmas treat with the news confirmed that Von Trier's latest Nymphomaniac (Part I) will have its world premiere in Copenhagen...
Pinewood's $300M Plans Rejected
Pinewood Studios' plans for a $300m (£200m) expansion have been turned down after being labelled "inappropriate" by the local authority.The plans would have seen studios, stages workshops, production offices and streetscapes for filming built across...
Riseborough, Lewis in WestEnd's Storm
EXCLUSIVE: Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson to exec-produce love story starring Andrea Riseborough and Damian Lewis, due to get underway this summer.Oblivion and Shadowdancer star Andrea Riseborough is to star alongside Homeland's Damian Lewis...
Silver Reel Pacts with Firth's Raindog
EXCLUSIVE: Increasingly ambitious Zurich-based film financier and producer Silver Reel Partners is to join forces with Raindog Films, the new production company set up by Oscar winning actor Colin Firth and former Sony UK Chairman Ged Doherty.Silver...
Taipei Factory
Dirs/scr: Singing Chen, Jéro Yun, Midi Z, Joana Preiss, Shen Ko-shang, Luis Cifuentes, Chang Jung-chi, Alireza Khatami.Taiwan. 2013. 72minsThe omnibus Taipei Factory boasts an intriguing cross-cultural premise that, unfortunately, is only moderately...
The Bling Ring
Dir/scr: Sofia Coppola. US. 2103. 90minsAn impressively mannered and vividly evocative delve into the glossily vacuous side of fame-obsessed Los Angeles, Sofia Coppola's Un Certain Regard opener The Bling Ring is a cool and smart look at the antics of...
The Congress
Dir/scr: Ari Folman. Israel-Germany-France-Belgium-Poland-Luxembourg. 2013. 123minsFive years in production and with no less than six countries lending a hand, Ari Folman's ambitious new film will most likely be a much tougher nut to crack than his acclaimed...
uCarmen Group Sails with Noah Story
EXCLUSIVE: Mark Dornford-May has now finished Unogumbe, a filmed opera based based on Benjamin Britten's Noye's Fludde.The production from Film & Music Entertainment stars Khayelitsha Township-based theatre company Isango Ensemble. The story of Noah...
UK Deals for Venus & Serena
K5 International has served up tennis documentary Venus & Serena to UK distributor Kaleidoscope and the BBC.The deal, struck by K5's Carl Clifton and Kaleidoscope's Spencer Pollard, will see the film released to coincide with the 2013 Wimbledon Championship...
uMedia Plots Black Op, Priceless Remake
Belgian outfit to produce and finance both features.Early in the market, aggressive Belgian outfit uMedia has announced it is to produce and finance the big screen version of French graphic novel series Black Op and an English language remake of the...
Verance Introduces Cinavia Level 3
New technology desigened to encourage casual viewers of pirated films to engage with the growing number of legitimate digital film services.Verance Corporation has announced the introduction of innovative new technology Cinavia Level 3.Cinavia Level...
Young & Beautiful
Dir/Scr: Francois Ozon. France. 2013. 95minsIn Belle De Jour, a secret life of prostitution unleashed the erotic desires of a bored, bourgeois housewife. Half a century later in Young & Beautiful (Jeune & Jolie), a teenage girl finds it provides...
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