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Articles from September 2013

Bethlehem Wins Venice Days
La Belle Vie gets special mention and wins Europa Cinemas Label.Espionage drama Bethlehem, from Israel's Yuval Adler, has picked up the top prize in the Venice Days section of the 70th Venice Film Festival.The winner was announced by the Federation of...
Buyers Take WestEnd's Manglehorn
EXCLUSIVE: WestEnd Films has closed a number of deals on David Gordon Green's next film Manglehorn, including to Artificial Eye for the UK, Wild Side for France, and Swen for Latin America.Al Pacino stars as a former criminal living a boring life until...
Cannibal
Dir. Manuel Martín Cuenca. Spain-Romania-Russia-France. 2013. 116minsMore a perverse character study than the gore-fest its title implies, Cannibal follows a shy mild-mannered tailor who kills beautiful women and eats them. The film displays the continuing...
Cohen Takes US, Canada on My Old Lady
Kristin Scott Thomas joins cast to play Maggie Smith's daughter.Cohen Media Group has acquired all US and Canadian rights to My Old Lady.Kristin Scott Thomas has joined Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Dominique Pinon have joined the cast of Israel Horovitz's...
Colin Geddes,TIFF Midnight Madness
Jeremy Kay talks to the head of TIFF's Midnight Madness strand ahead of its 25th anniversary.The Toronto International Film Festival's Midnight Madness celebrates its 25th anniversary next month.Nobody embodies its spirit of maniacal passion as perfectly...
Diana
Dir: Oliver Hirschbiegel. UK. 201. 115minsDiana is never going to be The Queen. A plodding project about a doomed love affair between the late British princess (Naomi Watts) and a Pakistani heart surgeon (Lost's Naveem Andrews) during the last two years...
Dinard Unveils 2013 Line-Up, Jury
Eric Cantona to head the 24th Dinard British Film Festival jury, which will also include actress Star Trek Into Darkness actress Alice Eve, actor Toby Jones and Oscar-winning producer David ParfittThe Dinard British Film Festival has announced its full...
Hayao Miyazaki Talks Retirement
Legendary Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki bid farewell to animated feature film-making at a press conference announcing his retirement in Tokyo.Following Studio Ghibli president Koji Hoshino's preliminary statements at the Venice Film Festival last...
Ida
Dir: Pawel Pawlikowski. Poland. 2013. 80minsDirector Pawel Pawlikowski goes back to his roots, both geographically and cinematically, with this exquisitely photographed and precisely told story about a young nun who goes on a journey of personal and...
Manuel Martín Cuenca, Cannibal
Juan Sarda speaks to Manuel Martín Cuenca about his fourth fiction feature which premieres in Toronto.With his fourth fiction feature Cannibal, Manuel Martín Cuenca presents a dark, oppressive thriller about a psychopath who kills and then eats the women...
Mirren to Go on Journey
TORONTO: Participant Media and DreamWorks are reuniting on The Hundred-Foot Journey following their collaborations on Toronto opener The Fifth Estate, Lincoln and The Help.Helen Mirren and rising star Manish Dayal will star and Lasse Hallstrom will direct...
Opus Spies Cold Eyes Sales
EXCLUSIVE: South Korean sales agent Opus Pictures has locked a raft of deals on surveillance thriller Cold Eyes.The film sold to Japan (Klockworx), Hong Kong and Macau (Sundream), Indonesia (RAM Entertainment), Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei (Purple...
Patrice Theroux, eOne
Patrice Theroux, eOne's chairman of global film group, has spent his working life in the industry. He guides Jeremy Kay through mentors, mergers and the emergence of a Canadian powerhouse.It may not have come as a surprise when Canadian regulators approved...
Pioneer
Dir: Erik Skjoldbjaerg. Norway-Germany-Sweden-France-Finland. 2013. 106minsOne man's determination to uncover the truth behind his brother's death propels a solid, old school conspiracy thriller in Pioneer (Pioner). The setting of the burgeoning North...
TF1 Kicks off Men's Dream Sales
EXCLUSIVE: English-language picture stars Gérard Depardieu, Sam Neill, Tim Roth and Jemima West.TF1 International is launching sales on Frédéric Auburtin's FIFA picture A Men's Dream starring Gérard Depardieu as the soccer federation's colourful co-founder...
The Fifth Estate
Dir: Bill Condon. US. 2013. 127minsThe captivating mystery of Julian Assange and the ethical quandary inspired by his online organisation WikiLeaks get only a slick overview in The Fifth Estate. Director Bill Condon has chosen to turn Assange's story...
Tim's Vermeer
Dir: Teller. US. 2013. 80minsWhat's the secret of Dutch master Johannes Vermeer's radiant painting style? Magicians Penn & Teller seek out one contentious possibility in their first film, a lightweight documentary about Tim Jenison, a successful...
Triptych
Dirs: Robert Lepage, Pedro Pires. Canada. 2013. 90minsRobert Lepage's film distillation of his own epic theatre work explores speech, language, memory, and performance. While visually inventive at times, it won't take your breath away. Sampling a smorgasbord...
Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer, the Last of Robin Hood
Elbert Wyche talks to Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland about their new film, The Last of Robin Hood, which will receive its world premiere in Toronto on Sept 6.The Killer Films drama The Last of Robin Hood is a relationship triangle about fading...
Woodhouse Wins Film London Shorts Award
Mr. Torquay's Holiday and The Field secure special mentions at the Best of Boroughs (BoBs).Writer-director Fred Rowson and producer Christine Cheung have won the the BoBs Jury Award for their short film Woodhouse, which chronicles the investigation into...
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