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Articles from February 2013

Banana Shoots for Robert Capa Biopic
The film, Capa In Israel, is to be directed by Eduardo Rossoff and scripted by Robert Butler.Goodbye Bafana producer Jean-Luc van Damme of Banana Films has revealed details of his new projects.Van Damme is pushing ahead with a new $6 million biopic about...
Camille Claudel 1915
Dir: Bruno Dumont. France. 2013. 97minsAccomplished and provocative as they were, Bruno Dumont's last two films Hadjewijch and Hors Satan made it seem as if the French director had settled into a groove of making what could be easily categorised as 'Bruno...
Closed Curtain
Dirs: Jafar Panahi, Kamboziya Partovi. Iran. 2013. 106minsThe very fact that this film exists is cause for celebration: it's the second time, after This Is Not A Film, that Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has managed to defy the 20-year-filmmaking ban...
Diego Luno Readies Third Feature
Diego Luna is set to start shooting his third feature Mr Pig within the next month.Diego Luna, still in post on his second directorial effort Chavez, is set to start shooting his third feature Mr Pig within the next month.Details about the English-language...
Echolot
Dir: Athanasios Karanikolas. Germany. 2013. 77minsThe suicide of a friend prompts a group of ten artsy, alt-dressing young Berliners to spend a weekend at a country farmhouse to process their grief in improv-driven, nebulously impressionistic drama Echolot...
Griffiths' Illuminations Readies Busy Slate Including Duane Hopkins' Bypass
Bypass, backed by the BFI and Film I Vast, is being produced by Third Films in Newcastle and is due to shoot in March.Fresh from his success with Berberian Sound Studio [pictured], Illuminations Films' Keith Griffiths has given further details of a raft...
Love Battles
Dir/scr: Jacques Doillon. France. 2013. 112minsImagine a wordy French rom-com with the comedy taken out and replaced by all-in wrestling and you have Love Battles, indie director Jacques Doillon's latest low-budget relationship drama. Leads Sara Forestier...
Marc Samuelson Joins Pact
The UK's trade body for independent film and TV producers has bolstered film production expertise with the appointment of Marc Samuelson to its board.The UK producer has been co-opted to the Pact Council as the organisation's film representative.Samuelson's...
Naked Opera
Dir: Angela Christlieb. Luxembourg -Germany. 2013. 85minsDirector Angela Christlieb is heard, towards the end of the film, insisting on the soundtrack that "this is a documentary" but there is ample room to believe that a term such as mockumentary would...
Netflix, DreamWorks Team for Kids Series
Based on the upcoming DreamWorks Animation film Turbo [pictured], the Netflix programme Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team) debuts exclusively this December in the US and across the globe.Netflix, Inc. and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. have announced...
Polish Producer Builds on Double Berlin Selection
Agnieszka Kurzydlo is now working on forthcoming projects including Marcin Koszalka's Red Spider and Grzegorz Jaroszuk's Kebab & Horoscope.Agnieszka Kurzydlo, the Polish producer who has In The Name Of and Baby Blues in Berlinale selection, is now...
Shochiku Plans Ozu 110th Anniversary Project
Following its success with the Kinoshita centennial initiative, Japanese studio Shochiku is planning a major restoration and screening project to market the 110th anniversary of the birth of Yasujiro Ozu.The project kicks off with the screening of a...
The Crash Reel
Dir: Lucy Walker. US. 2013. 107minsAn enthralling, exciting and subtly moving documentary, Lucy Walker's film is a fascinating glimpse into the world of competitive snowboarding, following the dramatic ups and the chilling downs of professional snowboarder...
When I Saw You
Dir/scr: Annemarie Jacir. Palestine-Jordan-UAE-Greece. 2012. 93minsA tender, sometimes mischievous coming-of-age story set around a Palestinian refugee camp, When I Saw You is a hearfelt, approachable, if soft-centred depiction of deracination from a...
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