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Articles from September 2012

Austria Chooses Haneke's Amour for Oscar Entry
Palme d'Or winner was picked up a nine-person jury.Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or winner Amour has been chosen as the official Austrian entry to be considered for nomination in the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film category.A nine-person jury appointed...
Ben Wheatley to Shoot 'Psychedelic' English Civil War Film before Freakshift
EXCLUSIVE: In-demand director plans late September start for Film4.0 feature A Field in England starring Michael Smiley, Reece Shearsmith and Julian Barratt; Protagonist to handle sales.Ben Wheatley is to shoot a film set during the English Civil War...
Carlo Chatrian to Succeed Olivier Pere at Locarno
Italian-born writer and festival programmer Carlo Chatrian has been chosen by Locarno Festival's Board of Governors to succeed Olivier Père as the artistic director and officially take up his post from Nov 1. The decision was made at a special meeting...
Dalian Wanda Group Completes AMC Acquisition for $2.6Bn
Wanda and AMC announced the $2.6bn transaction at a press conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday (Sept 4) when Wanda said it would invest up to an additional $500m in the unit over time "to fund strategic and operating initiatives."AMC will operate as...
Digital Distribution Platform Yekra Begins Beta Launch
EXCLUSIVE: Lee Waterworth and Miles Romney's initiated the beta launch on Tuesday (4) for the Los Angeles-based distribution, marketing and technology company, which they claim to be one of the very few digital media outfits plugged into social media...
Emilie Georges, Memento
Memento Films International has built an eclectic sales slate while ramping up its own productions such as horror remake We Are What We Are.The slate of Paris-based Memento Films International (MFI) is arguably one of the most eclectic, auteur-based...
Experts Welcome New Venice Market but Suggest Some Improvements
Pascal Diot to expand digital video library in 2013.It has been a qualified thumbs up for the inaugural Venice Film Festival market, with delegates praising the event while also raising some concerns. Sellers have welcomed the Venice market as a prelude...
Here Comes the Devil to Open 20th Raindance Festival
Mexican horror [pictured] is one of 13 international premieres at this year's edition of the London-based festival which runs Sept 26-Oct 7.Adrián García Bogliano's Here Comes The Devil will receive its international premiere as the opening film of the...
IDFA's 25th Anniversary Programme Includes Works by Ferguson, Herzog, Morris
The International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year with a themedprogramme entitled RE: Constructing History, presenting 25 years of history as seen by top international filmmakers. Those films selected...
Lines of Wellington
Dir: Valeria Sarmiento. Portugal-France. 2012. 152mins.It's difficult to know quite what this stirring but cliché-ridden tale of Portuguese and British resistance to Napoleonic invasion during the Peninsular War is doing in the main competition at Venice....
Maria Miller Named UK Culture Secretary as Jeremy Hunt Moves to Health
Maria Miller has been named culture secretary replacing Jeremy Hunt who will head the Department of Health in David Cameron's cabinet reshuffle. Miller has been promoted to cabinet for the first time and in addition to her new responsibilities at the...
Pieta
Dir/scr: Kim Ki-duk. South Korea. 2012. 104minsHere comes another Kim Ki-duk metaphor, a very Christian one at that, this time about pain - inflicting and bearing it - the corrupting power of money and more than anything the concept of motherhood and...
Susanne Bier on 'The Beauty of Romantic Comedy'
Cancer-themed movies tend to be grueling and very heavy affairs. Oscar winning Danish director Susanne Bier's crowdpleaser Love Is All You Need is surely one of the only forays into the genre that can be labeled a romantic comedy.Speaking in Venice after...
Terrence Malick's Producers: 'He Wakes Up Every Day with Thousands More Ideas.'
Sarah Green and Nicolas Gonda discuss Terrence Malick's "endless reservoir of ideas", the production process on To The Wonder, their ongoing collaboration with FilmNation and future projects.After directing four films in 42 years, Terrence Malick has...
Thykier, Foldager Plan Danish Football Feature with Barfoed
Kris Thykier's UK-based PeaPie Films is partnering with Meta Foldager's Meta Films to produce Denmark '92, about Denmark's unlikely victory at the 1992 UEFA European Football Championship.Anders August, whose credits include Applause, Superclasico and...
You're Nicked
The Sweeney cast and director Nick Love talk about toy guns, The Wire and sushi.Following its screening at the FDA's annual Cinema Showcase and before its premiere in Leicester Square last night, the cast and director of The Sweeney popped by the Savoy...
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