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Articles from November 2012

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Dir: Feng Xiaogang. China. 2012. 142minsOne of the two Far East surprise films on display at the Rome Film Festival, Feng Xiaogang's sprawling $35 million production, the most elaborate, richly endowed effort of the Chinese film industry this year, is...
Bille August to Adapt Lykke-Per
Danish film-maker Bille August is to direct an adaptation of Henrik Pontoppidan's masterpiece Lykke-Per.The classic Danish novel, written from 1898-1904, will be adapted for the cinema by Denmark's Nordisk Film Production, which has acquired the rights...
Cloud Atlas Scores $9.1M Number One Debut in Russia
Distributor A Company Russia announced the stunning result on Monday morning (12) as the ambitious adaptation by Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer began its international run in earnest.Cloud Atlas opened in Russia on 1,438 screens on Nov 8 on rbls 282m...
Disney's First Nordic Release Beats Skyfall
Nils Gaup's Journey to the Christmas Star, the first Norwegian release from the Walt Disney Company Nordic, managed to outmanoeuvre James Bond hit Skyfall.Launched on Fri (Nov 9) on 225 screens, the film - locally titled Reisen til julestjernen - topped...
eOne's Box Office Up 46%
eOne has reported strong growth despite reduced EBITDA.Entertainment One has reported a robust first half of 2012 with group revenue growth in the period up by 8% to £220.5 million and theatrical box office up 46% year on year. However, EBITDA is down...
Goltzius and the Pelican Company
Dir/scr: Peter Greenaway. Netherlands-UK-Croatia-France. 2012. 128minsPeter Greenaway gets younger with every film. In fact his latest, a self-consciously stagey period drama about a sixteenth century Dutch printer and his travelling company of artisans...
Marfa Girl
Dir/scr: Larry Clark. US. 2012. 106minsEvery new Larry Clark film breeds controversy and this one will be no exception. Targeting an audience of old flower children who fondly remember their once-upon-a-time free love slogans and under-18 adolescents...
New Films to Be Unveiled at 11th Baltic Event
New projects by Estonia's Jaak Kilmi, Finland's Klaus Harö and Georgia's Bakur Bakuradze being presented at the 11th Baltic Event in TallinnThe event will be held in the Estonian capital of Tallinn from Nov 26-28.The Baltic Event's Co-Production Market...
Polish Cinema Wins Big at Cottbus
Polish cinema was the big winner at this year's FilmFestival Cottbus with the international jury unanimously awarding Maria Sadowska's Women's Day the [euro]20,000 Main Prize for Best Film.The award gives Sadowska the opportunity to return to Cottbus...
Screen Australia Invests in Avery, Lance Debuts
Screen Australia has invested in two debut features - Julius Avery's Son Of A Gun and Stephen Lance's My Mistress - and provided two years of working capital to four producers: Jessica Brentnall, Angie Fielder, Nicole O'Donohue and Nelson Woss.Son Of...
Sharp Cuts
Screen delves into the inner workings of the BBFC thanks to its silent censor panel (held on Friday at the BFI Southbank) and their special centenary book Behind the Scenes at the BBFC.As part of their Uncut season, Friday (Nov 9) saw the BFI's Bryony...
Skyfall Adds $89M to Soar to $428.6M Overseas
Skyfall brought in a further $89m international through Sony Pictures releasing International (SPRI) and MGM licensees from 12,850 screens in 80 markets as the tally climbed to $428.6m.Leading the way for the third consecutive weekend was the UK on $18.2m...
Skyfall Notches Record Debut in the US
Eon, Sony and MGM's Skyfall pulled off the biggest debut of the franchise on an estimated $87.8m through Sony and powered a 31% climb for the top 12 box office against the same session last year.The latest James Bond episode delivered the fourth biggest...
Tasher Desh
Dir: Q. India-Belgium. 2012. 114minsA vibrant and freewheeling exercise in cinematic style and challenging images, maverick Indian filmmaker Q delivers a kinetic and often mesmerising film that is strong on visuals though lacks a narrative core that...
The Act of Killing Wins CPH:DOX
Other winners include Leviathan, Beware of Mr Baker and A Normal LIfe.Joshua Oppenheimer's striking film The Act Of Killing [pictured] was awarded the main competition top prize of the DOX: Award at this year's CPH:DOX festival staged in Copenhagen,...
Thessaloniki Fest Awards Production Prizes
Female film-makers won top prizes at the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF), where hefty sums were also handed to local productions by broadcaster ERT for the first time since 2010.Agora/Film Market, the industry strand of TIFF, hosted...
TWC Picks Up Bong Joon-Ho's Snowpiercer
Leading South Korean distributor CJ Entertainment has confirmed The Weinstein Company has picked up English-speaking rights to Bong Joon-ho's upcoming Snowpiercer after a screening of a 10-minute promo reel at the AFM.TWC head Harvey Weinstein said:...
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