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Articles from August 2013

A Stranger
Dir/scr: Bobo Jelcic. Croatia-Bosnia Herzegovina. 2013. 87minsShort of being intimately familiar with the present conditions in Bosnia-Herzegovina, it seems practically impossible to follow the subtext running all through Bobo Jelcic's first film. And...
Busan Unveils APM Line-Up
The Busan International Film Festival has announced its Asian Project Market (APM) line-up for this year with 30 projects including name directors like Kim Jee-woon, Wayne Wang and Mohsen Makhmalbaf.A total of 249 projects were submitted this year, with...
Carmen
Dir: Doru Nitescu. Romania. 2013. 88minsThe story of parents who fight for the life of their ailing child is the kind of subject that seems to come up every other day on television. Those who might fear that Doru Nitescu indulges in yet another tearjerker...
Cineworld Pop Up at V Festival
Cineworld has become the first major UK chain to bring the cinema experience to a music festival. Michael Rosser decamped to V Festival to check it out.Music festivals have presented me with all kinds of experiences over the years... from the mudslides...
Edko, Irresistible to Revive Kung Fu 'Legend'
Crouching Tiger producer Bill Kong to make first film about legendary kung fu master Wong Fei-hung in almost 20 years.Producers Bill Kong, Liu Erdong and Ivy Ho are reteaming to give kung fu master Wong Fei-hung a new spin in Rise of the Legend.The epic...
Elysium Rules Int'l Box Office on $23.4M
Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) claimed a tight weekend as Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi adventure led the field with four major number one debuts. There was good news for Warner Bros too as Pacific Rim became its biggest release in China on just...
Film Bill Presented to Bosnian Parliament
New law will decrease dependence of film production on state budget.Proposals for a new film law has been presented to representatives of the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Sarajevo Film Festival.The working body which designed it - Amer...
Fortissimo Strikes Taiwan Rigor Mortis Deal
Fortissimo Films has closed an all rights deal for Taiwan with distributor CatchPlay for Rigor Mortis, the upcoming debut feature from Hong Kong's Juno Mak.The film, which is a re-imagining of the popular 1980's Chinese vampire genre (Geung Si), will...
Kick-Ass 2 Tops UK Box Office
Universal's sequel scores $3.9m (£2.48m) debut, including previews, to land the top spot; Disney's Planes leads the Fri-Sun weekend with $2.7m (£1.7m).Thanks to a preview boost of $1.6m (£1m), Kick-Ass 2 has debuted top of the UK box office.Universal's...
The Butler Beats Kick-Ass 2 on US Debut
Lee Daniel's The Butler dominated a weak session in North America thanks to an estimated $25m opening weekend through The Weinstein Company.Daniels' all-star drama about a butler who served eight White House administrations stars Forrest Whitaker and...
The Grandmaster Presented in Dolby Atmos
Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster is being mixed in Dolby Atmos for its US release.The Weinstein Company releases it theatrically on 800 screens in the US on Aug 23."The Grandmaster is a Chinese kung fu story that is not only about physical fighting," the...
Venice to Honour Ettore Scola
Italian director to receive the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2013 prize at the 70th Venice Film Festival (Aug 28 - Sept 7).The Venice Biennale has announced that Italian director Ettore Scola is to receive this year's Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory...
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