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Articles from September 2011

Adrian Sitaru Plans Third Feature, Domestic
Romanian writer-director Adrian Sitaru is gearing up for a November shoot in Bucharest for his third feature film, Domestic.The story will build on themes he explored in award-winning 2010 short The Cage (although the storyline is not directly lifted...
Colla and Madsen among 20 European Filmmakers Showcased by EFP in Korea's Busan
Switzerland's Rolando Colla, Romania's Adrian Sitaru and Denmark's Ole Christian Madsen are among 20 European directors who will be having their latest films showcased by European Film Promotion (EFP) at the forthcoming Busan International Film Festival...
Death of A Superhero
Dir: Ian FitzGibbon. Ireland-Germany. 2011. 96minsThe heady dramatic combination of comic-strip art, cancer, romance and coming-of-age works to pretty good effect in Ian FitzGibbon's astutely made film, which blends live action with animation to tell...
Image Entertainment Launches Faith Label Slingshot Pictures
Suzette Schafer has joined as Image's svp of specialty product and will manage the line-up. Slingshot will premiere in November with the release of period romance Alleged."With a current estimate of $4.5bn annually, the faith-based market continues to...
Music Box Acquires US Rights to Canadian Oscar Submission Monsieur Lazhar
Paris-based sales company Films Distribution has secured a slew of sales on heart-warming tale about an Algerian refugee who lands himself ajob as a replacement teacher, including to US distributor Money Box.French sales company Films Distribution has...
Tahrir 2011
Dirs/scrs: Tamer Ezzat, Ayten Amin, Amr Salama. Egypt-Germany. 2011. 98minsThis gripping and at times moving documentary - which is essentially three films from up-and-coming directors assembled to make a whole - is a timely examination of the 2011 Egyptian...
The Whale
Dir: Suzanne Chisholm and Michael Parfit. US. 2011. 85minsModest but emotionally engaging, the documentary The Whale tells the story of a baby male orca who got separated from the rest of his family and found himself marooned off the west coast of Canada....
Three Veils Takes Arpa's Top Prize
Rolla Selbak's drama Three Veils took the best picture award at the 14th Arpa International Film Festival, which closed Sept 24 at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles.The festival's best director and best screenplay awards (the latter coming for the...
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