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Articles from August 2013

About Time
Dir/scr: Richard Curtis. UK. 2013. 123minsA warm-hearted time-travelling romantic comedy that ticks a lot of the right emotional and humour boxes without ever completely finding its right balance or tone, the latest film from Richard Curtis (who wrote...
Alex Garland's Ex Machina Begins Shoot
Principal photography has begun on the artificial intelligence thriller starring Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander.Universal Pictures International (UPI) and Film4 have announced the start of principal photography on DNA production Ex...
BBFC Reveals Kids Download Habits
A quarter of children and teenagers download or stream movies from unofficial sources which offer no guidance on age ratings, according to new research.The online study, commissioned by the Industry Trust for IP Awareness in partnership with the British...
Bold Lands $35M Facility
Heading into Cannes the word was that Bold Films was about to ramp up operations and so it has proved to be as the hierarchy announced on Thursday [8] a revolving credit line with Comerica Bank.The $35m deal will allow Bold to produce four to six films...
Cast Join Jude Law on Black Sea
Michael Smiley, David Threlfall, Ben Mendelsohn and Jodie Whittaker join Jude Law on submarine thriller, which has begun production in the UK.Kevin Macdonald's Black Sea, starring Jude Law as a salvage submarine captain that goes rogue, has begun shooting...
CineLink Reveals Work in Progress Line-Up
Six out of 40 submitted projects have made the final cut for the CineLink Work in Progress section, taking place as part of the Sarajevo Film Festival later this month.The Work in Progress sessions present upcoming films currently in post-production...
Davis Joins Winslet on the Dressmaker
Judy Davis has joined Kate Winslet on The Dressmaker, which has received backing from Screen Australia and is Jocelyn Moorhouse's first film since 1997.The board of Screen Australia has approved financing of The Dressmaker, which marks the return of...
Fantasia Co-Director Hails "Exceptionally Strong" Year
Co-festival director Mitch Davis [pictured] talks to Screen about this year's Fantasia, which wrapped yesterday [Aug 7].Having announced record attendance figures for its 17th edition [see separate story here], Fantasia International Film Festival co-festival...
Fantasia Win for Big Bad Wolves
Revenge horror Big Bad Wolves has won the best film prize at the Fantasia International Film Festival, which has revealed record attendance figures for its 17th edition.Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado's Big Bad Wolves picked up the Cheval Noir Award...
FrightFest Reveals Shorts Finalists
Winner to be announced at FrightFest in London later this month.Six short films, made with budgets of under £666, have been selected for the 666 Short Cuts to Hell competition.The horror shorts, selected from 157 entries, include:Six Degrees of (Limb)...
Jimmy's Hall Likely Ken Loach's Last Feature
EXCLUSIVE: Jimmy's Hall, which has begun shooting in Ireland, is likely to be Ken Loach's last narrative feature - but he will continue to direct documentaries.Ken Loach's upcoming drama, Jimmy's Hall, will likely be his last, according to regular producer...
Judge Dismisses Lovelace Suit
A New York federal Judge ruled in favour of Lovelace filmmakers and distributor RADiUS-TWC.Judge Thomas Griesa rejected a $10m claim filed on Monday by Arrow Productions that sought to block the film's Aug 9 release on the basis that Lovelace contains...
London Banks on Hanks
European premiere of Disney's Saving Mr Banks, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, to close the London Film Festival on October 20.The London Film Festival (Oct 9-20) is to close with the European premiere of Disney's Saving Mr Banks, the story of...
Lost Orson Welles Film Recovered
Silent short Too Much Johnson features Joseph Cotton and Orson Welles.A 1938 Orson Welles film has been discovered in a warehouse in Italy.Silent film Too Much Johnson, starring Joseph Cotten in the lead role, was found in a warehouse by the staff of...
Moebius Cleared for Release with Cuts
Maverick auteur Kim Ki-duk's controversial Moebius has finally been given the greenlight by the Korean Media Rating Board (KMRB) for local release - with two and a half minutes cut from the original.The film had already been announced as part of the...
Netflix Moves into Local Commissioning
Netflix is moving to produce lower-cost local programming internationally for the first time and has commissioned its first major project outside of the US.The online streaming service has ordered scripted comedy A Toca for its Brazilian service and...
Venice Adds A Promise; Carrie Fisher Joins Jury
Patrice Leconte's A Promise will receive its world premiere at the 70th Venice Film Festival, where actress Carrie Fisher has been appointed to the international jury.A Promise (Une Promesse), the new film by French director and scriptwriter Patrice...
Venice Days to Present the Abramovic Method
Abramovic will present the film and revive her method in Venice.Venice Days will host a 'special event' screening of Giada Colagrande's The Abramovic Method, starring the artist Marina Abramovic.Fondazione Furla presents the film, which was produced...
Vijay and I
Dir: Sam Garbarski. Belgium-Germany-Luxembourg. 2013. 96minsA light romantic comedy about the midlife crisis of a 40 year-old actor, Sam Garbarski's new film conforms to all the rules of the genre, including the cardinal one that making sense is irrelevant...
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