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Articles from May 2014

Alleluia
Dir: Fabrice Du Welz. Belgium-France. 2014. 90minsBelgian director Fabrice Du Welz makes an arresting return to the screen with Alleluia, a trippy, offbeat serial killer film propelled by a savagely good Lola Duenas. Du Welz and his co-writer Vincent...
Cannes Buyers Pick Up Party Girl
Un Certain Regard titles revolves around 60-year-old nightclub hostess who decides to get married and settle down.Fact and fiction hybrid feature Party Girl, which opened Cannes Un Certain Regard, has gone down well with buyers at the Marché.Paris-based...
Clouds of Sils Maria
Dir/scr: Olivier Assayas. France-Switzerland. 2014. 123minsIn the majestic altitude of Sils, near St Moritz in Switzerland, certain weather conditions give rise to what is termed "The Majola Snake" -a cloud that winds itself through the glacier valley...
Curtis Burch, Words and Pictures
Producer Curtis Burch talks to Elbert Wyche about financing the film, the need for more character-based films in Hollywood, surprises from the cast and his plans for the future.Curtis Burch [pictured at left, standing to right of director Fred Schepisi]...
'First Fight' Sweeps Directors' Fortnight
Thomas Cailley's French drama scores hat-trick at the Cannes Film Festival sidebar.First-time feature director Thomas Cailley has won three top prizes at Cannes' Directors' Fortnight with Love At First Fight (Les Combattants), a drama about a teenager...
Helge Sasse Resigns from Senator
CEO of the Berlin-based producer-distributor resigns after eight years in the role and "takes responsibility" for major losses in 2013.Helge Sasse, the CEO of Germany's Senator Entertainment, is to step down next month after more than eight years in...
Leviathan
Dir: Andrei Zviagyntsev. Russia. 2014. 141minsThoroughly Russian down to the smallest detail, this astounding but terrible portrait of a world going to the dogs under the full protection of law and order - and the Holy Church as well - could fit in,...
Misunderstood
Dir: Asia Argento. Italy-France. 2014.108minsWhy should Xavier Dolan have a monopoly on film as therapy? Italian actress-director Asia Argento, the daughter of horror-meister Dario, shows that she too is capable of working through some serious parental...
Netflix Plans Biopic of the Queen
Netflix has fought off competition from broadcasters the BBC and ITV and is on the brink of ordering its first original show from the UK - a £100m biopic of the Queen.The subscription VoD platform is close to finalising a deal with Left Bank Pictures...
Pride
Dir: Matthew Warchus. UK. 2014. 117minsThe long dispute between the Margaret Thatcher government and the National Union Of Miners in the 1980s fostered bitter divisions and left national wounds that have never entirely healed. Part of the huge appeal...
SpectiCast Rides with Pantani
The story of one of cycling's most flamboyant icons is being readied for theatrical release in North and South America this July.US-based distributor SpectiCast has secured threatrical rights to documentary Pantani: The Accidental Death Of A Cyclist...
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