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Articles from November 2011

Angelopoulos' the Other Sea Starring Toni Servillo to Shoot from December
Toni Servillo stars in the story of Greece in the age of austerityPalme d'Or winning Greek auteur Theo Angelopoulos will kick off principal photography this December 26 on his new film entitled The Other Sea (L'altro Mare), which focuses on Greece in...
Annual Romanian Film Festival to Open with Oscar Submission Morgen
In its new home the Film Society of Lincoln Center Romanian festival will feature retrospectives of Liviu Ciulei and Radu MunteanAfter five years at Tribeca Cinemas, the Annual Romanian Film Festival in New York will move to the Film Society of Lincoln...
Breaking Dawn Secures $7.1M ([Pounds]4.6m) from Second Weekend in UK
Breaking Dawn easily on top, Arthur Christmas posts consecutive week-on-week increase.Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn took another $7.1m (£4.6m) from 546 sites (resulting in an excellent screen average of $12,962/£8,379) over its second weekend for $36.2m...
British Director Ken Russell Dies Aged 84
Maverick director of Women In Love, Tommy and The Devils has died in his sleep aged 84.British film and TV director and actor Ken Russell has died aged 84. Russell's oeuvre included Oscar-winning 1969 drama Women In Love, for which Russell also received...
Directors UK Extends Membership to All Screen Directors
It is part of the trade body's push towards becoming the single professional organisation campaigning on behalf of all directors in the UK.Trade body Directors UK is extending its membership to "all screen directors working in any medium."Launched in...
Dogwoof Picks Up Four IDFA Titles, Including Winner Planet of Snail
Other acquisitions include The Island President, about a carbon neutral politician in the Maldives.UK distributor Dogwoof has snapped up four feature documentaries during the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), which ended this...
El Estudiante and Declaration of War Win Gijón Film Festival
Declaration of War, the French candidate for the Oscars, and El Estudiante, a low budget political satire and drama, won ex aequo the 49 edition of the Gijón Film festival, which ended this weekend in the Spanish city of Asturias.The films also won other...
Helena Spring Gets Film Rights to Cyperpunk Thriller Zoo City
South African producer Helena Spring has acquired the film rights to Lauren Beukes' Zoo City, beating out other producers from the US and UK who were interested in the novel.The "cyberpunk thriller" won the Arthur C Clarke Award for best science fiction...
Old Dog Takes Top Prize at Tokyo Filmex; Inaugural Edition of Talent Campus Tokyo Wraps
Director Pema Tseden's Tibetan-language Chinese film Old Dog was awarded the grand prize and $12,800 (Y1m) at the closing awards of the twelfth edition of Tokyo Filmex, which ran from Nov 19-27.Tseden's third feature tells the story of an unemployed...
Two Crew Members Missing after Giant Wave Hits Shoot of Norwegian Feature
While shooting high sea Sunday afternoon at Egersund on the Norwegian west coast, for Norwegian director Paul Magnus Lundø's feature debut, The Veil of Twilight (Skumringslandet), a three-member photo unit was hit by a giant wave and washed into the...
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