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Articles from September 2011

7 Crates and Clandestine Childhood Win Top Films in Progress Awards
Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori's Paraguayan thriller 7 Crates (7 Cajas) and Benjamin Avila's Argentinian-Spanish-Brazilian drama Clandestine Childhood (Infancia Clandestina) have won the much coveted Films In Progress awards at San Sebastian.7...
Abduction
Dir: John Singleton. US. 2011. 106minsTaylor Lautner makes a bid for junior action hero status with Abduction, a wildly implausible money-grab for teen film-going dollars that seems allergic to exploring the most interesting thing about its concept,...
Academy Shakes Up Marketing Rules for 84th Awards
There are no restrictions prior to the nominations announcement on screening events to which Academy members may be invited and which may involve the participation of individuals involved with the film or receptions with food and drink. However everything...
ADFF Opens with Monsieur Lazhar, Hosts Eight World Premieres
Abu Dhabi Film Festival's four competition sections offer combined prize money of $1mThe fifth Abu Dhabi Film Festival (Oct 13 - 22) will include eight world premieres and six international premieres and open with Philippe Falardeau's comedy-drama Monsieur...
Bavaria and Telepool Merge Foreign Sales Units
Thorsten Ritter to head film sales at new company Global Screen; Rolf Moser and Thomas Weymar will be managing directorsGerman sales and distribution outfits Bavaria Film International and Telepool are to merge their foreign sales operations from January...
Dutch Industry Calls for Regional Film Funds in Wake of Government Cuts
Hot topic at this week's Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht will be how the industry can cope with government cuts.Senior figures in the Dutch industry are calling for the establishment of regional film funds in the Netherlands, Netherlands Film Fund...
Korine, Kwiecinski, Fedorchenko to Direct Portmanteau Feature for Grolsch
Val Kilmer will star in Hamony Korine's chapter of the feature, which is part of Dutch beer company Grolsch's latest film based initiative - Grolsch Film Works.Harmony Korine, Jan Kwiecinski and Alexei Fedorchenko have signed on to direct a portmanteau...
Madrid, 1987
Dir/scr: David Trueba. Spain. 2011. 100 minsMadrid 1987 is a claustrophobic two-hander between an acerbic Spanish writer and his young acolyte which could perhaps work as a play, despite the fact that it was apparently written for the cinema. It is,...
Reykjavik Film Festival Kicks off Tonight with Sigur Ros Film Inni
Guests and honorees at festival will include Bela Tarr and Lone Scherfig.The Reykjavik International Film Festival kicks off with Sigur Ros film Inni [pictured] as the opening selection. Inni, which had its world premiere in Venice, will have its Nordic...
Supervision to Bring Broadway Musical Memphis to the Big Screen
It follows their release of the 3D film of Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance in cinemas earlier this year.London and New York based global rights holder Supervision Media is to bring four Broadway musicals to the big screen.The company has signed an...
Unfair World
Dir: Filippos Tsitos. Greece-Germany. 2011. 118minsFilippos Tsitos rides the Greek new wave with Unfair World (Adikos Kosmos), a perplexing drama (of sorts) that appears to be heavily ideological but often impenetrably so.Everybody's living beyond their...
Why the US Studios Are Struggling with Asian Production
The news that Disney has followed Warner Bros and Paramount in closing down local-language production or acquisition units highlights the difficulties the US studios face in this area, particularly in Asia where a very different filmmaking culture exists.In...
Wild Bill
Dir: Dexter Fletcher. UK. 2011. 97minsAn enjoyable, almost breezy, romp around some well-established UK gangster genre conventions, Wild Bill is the directorial debut of jobbing actor Dexter Fletcher, who evidently paid attention on Guy Ritchie's Lock...
Wild Bunch Benelux Goes on Mini-Acquisition Spree
Speaking on the opening day of the Netherlands Film Festival (21-30 September) in Utrecht, company M-D Pim Hermeling revealed that he has pre-bought Only Decent People, the new film from IDTV producer Frans van Gestel (a guest of honour at the festival...
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