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Articles from January 2013

Berlinale Unveils Best First Feature Jury
A total of 27 films from various strands have qualified for the Best First Feature Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.The Berlinale has announced the three filmmakers who will judge the festival's best first feature award.Oren Moverman (Rampart),...
Byrne, DeVito, Roth, Whedon among Confirmed Guests for Dublin
11th edition of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival runs Feb 14-24 and will open with Rufus Norris' Broken [pictured].Tim Roth, Gabriel Byrne, Frank Langella, Olivier Assayas, Costa-Gavras, Joss Whedon, Robert Towne and Danny DeVito are among...
Doron Weber, the Alfred P Sloan Foundation
Doron Weber talks to Jeremy Kat about the Foundation's development grants and lab fellow grants which they distribute through their partner film schools and festivals, including Sundance.Doron Weber is vp of programmes at The Alfred P Sloan Foundation...
Kim Jee-Woon, the Last Stand
The acclaimed Korean genre filmmaker talks to Ian Sandwell about his English language directorial debut The Last Stand which also marks Arnold Schwarzenegger's solo return to the big screen.Having made his name with acclaimed genre outings such as A...
Lovelace
Dirs: Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman. US. 2013. 93minsThe woman the world knew as the notorious, libidinous Linda Lovelace was never as happy or sexually empowered as we believed. That's the thesis of Lovelace, a smart if somewhat familiar biopic...
Simon Cowell, Vertigo to Produce Pudsey: The Movie
EXCLUSIVE: Syco Entertainment and Vertigo Films are to co-produce a film about Britain's Got Talent winners Pudsey and Ashleigh.The UK's favourite canine of recent years, Pudsey, winner of Britain's Got Talent 2012, is to star in his own feature film,...
Sir Alan Parker to Receive BAFTA Fellowship
British director Sir Alan Parker is to receive the Academy Fellowship at the upcoming BAFTA awards.Awarded annually, BAFTA's fellowship recognises outstanding and exceptional contribution to film. Previous winners include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock...
Submarine Author to Curate from Page to Screen Fest
Joe Dunthorne, whose novel Submarine was adapted for the big screen by Richard Ayoade, has been named guest curator of literary adaptation festival From Page to Screen - which is now open for submissions.The Welsh writer, whose latest novel is Wild Abandon,...
Sundance: RADIUS-TWC, eOne, Magnolia in Deals Action
The Park City deals continued to roll in as RADiUS-TWC made its third acquisition of the festival on Lovelace, while eOne picked up US rights to cannibal film We Are What We Are and Magnolia bought Prince Avalanche.RADIUS-TWC plans an autumn release...
The Berlin File
Dir/scr: Ryoo Seung-wan. South Korea. 2013.120minsArguably one of the most high profile South Korean releases of early 2013, Ryoo Seung-wan's The Berlin File continues to adopt Ryoo's visual trademark through pulsating and spectacular set-pieces that...
The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman
Dir: Fredrik Bond. US. 2013. 108minsShot in Bucharest, The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman is a disjointed odyssey and not a rousing commercial for its lead actor, Shia LaBeouf. The film, a first feature by commercials maker Fredrik Bond, is an...
The Way, Way Back
Dir: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash. US. 2013. 96minsComing of age at the beach in the summer is an old recipe. The Way, Way Back warms it over without new seasoning, but it seems a savvy box office formula. Bland, yet warmhearted and tender in the face of emotional...
Tina Gharavi: The BAFTA Nominee with the Argo-Esque Story
BAFTA nominee Tina Gharavi, whose provocative first feature I am Nasrine has garnered interest from TWC and Fox Searchlight, talks to Screen about the film's hazardous journey, signing with Independent Talent and her next feature projects.As every member...
Very Good Girls
Dir/scr: Naomi Foner. US. 2012. 90minsThe summer before college for two close gal friends provokes some rather predictable life lessons in Very Good Girls, a romantic drama that features sympathetic performances from Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen...
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