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Articles from September 2012

90 Minutes
Dir/scr: Eva Sørhaug. Norway. 2012. 92minsScandinavian drama 90 Minutes is a triple-stiff dose of taut male rage. Civilised comfortable Norway looks angry once again, although this time it's men executing their female companions.Life in these spaces...
Arrow Pierces Soi Cheang's Motorway; Packages Up 7 Boxes
Hong Kong's Media Asia Films has sold Soi Cheang's action title Motorway to Arrow Films for the UK and Ireland.Produced by Johnnie To, the film follows a rookie cop who takes on a veteran getaway driver in a death defying showdown on the motorway.The...
A Trip Director Gazvoda Starts Shooting Dual
After his award-winning debut A Trip, 27 year-old Slovenian director Nejc Gazvoda has started filming his second feature Dual.Co-written by Gazvoda and Janez Lapajne, Dual is a love story between two girls, Tina (A Trip's Nina Rakovec) and Iben (Denmark's...
Everyday
Dir: Michael Winterbottom. UK. 2012. 97minsIn 1994 Winterbottom made Family, a four-part TV series written by Roddy Doyle, each section focusing on a different member of an Irish working-class family. Once it was edited to feature length, the filmmaker...
Forgotten
Dir: Alex Schmidt. Germany. 2012. 102minsA nicely creepy horror tale, made with a great deal of style and appreciation of the genre, Forgotten (Du hast es versprochen)has a nice old-fashioned (in a good way) feel to it, and with genre films such strong...
Gone Fishing
Dir/scr: Carlos Sorin. Argentina. 2012. 78minsThe road to redemption is marked by friendly encounters and vague, unarticulated regrets in Gone Fishing (Dias de Pesca), a plaintive character study from veteran Bombon: El Perro writer/director Carlos Sorin....
Independent, Fandango to Release Reality in UK
Independent Distribution, Fandango Portobello to co-release Matteo Garrone's Reality; Independent promotes Sarah Townsend, Stefanie Fahrion.Independent Distribution and Fandango Portobello are to co-release Matteo Garonne's Cannes Grand Prix winner Reality...
Jump
Dir: Kieron J. Walsh. Ireland. 2012. 84minsA delightfully dark comic crime thriller that twists and turns through its interweaving storyline, this stylishly made film relishes its intricate plotting and smooth shooting style and while perhaps lacking...
'King of Sexploitation' Stanley Long Dies, Aged 78
Filmmaker produced a series of hugely successful 'X' certificate movies between 1958 and 1983.Prolific British exploitation filmmaker Stanley Long has died, aged 78. Long died of natural causes on Monday in Buckinghamshire.Dubbed the 'King of Sexploitation',...
Lionsgate, Roadside Swoop on Much Ado, Sharing
Following their domestic buy on Imogene, the distribution partners have taken North American rights in Toronto to Joss Whedon's Shakespearean comedy adaptation Much Ado About Nothing and US rights to Stuart Blumberg's Thanks For Sharing.Meanwhile a domestic...
Millennium Buys Maisie, XLrator Snaps Up Thale
The Toronto deals continued to trickle in on Wednesday (12) as it emerged that Scott McGehee and David Siegel's family drama What Maisie Knew and Norwegian fantasy thriller Thale had found domestic buyers. In addition Freestyle Releasing has acquired...
Peter Webber, Emperor
Webber talks to Screen about his new historical drama which premieres in Toronto on Friday.As with his first feature, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Peter Webber travels back in time to use history as inspiration in his new drama Emperor, which focuses on...
Revolver, NFTS to Produce Feature from NFTS Talent
EXCLUSIVE: Revolver's production arm Gunslinger is teaming with the NFTS on horror The London Syndrome from BAFTA-nominated Afarin Eghbal and student Oscar nominee Len Rowles.Gunslinger Films, the production arm of UK distributor Revolver, is teaming...
The Patience Stone
Dir: Atiq Rahimi. France-Germany-Afghanistan. 2012. 98minsGolshifteh Farahani gives a memorable and moving performance in Atiq Rahimi's poetic and politically charged allegory The Patience Stone (Syngué Sabour), as a woman in an unnamed, war-torn, Middle...
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