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Articles from February 2014

Ant!pode Adds Raft of Titles
EXCLUSIVE: Slate includes Garry Bardin's animation trilogy Three Strains - Rondo, Exodus, Elegia and Anna Melikyan's The Star.New films by animator Garry Bardin and Anna Melikyan are among the titles added by fledgling Russian sales agent Ant!pode Sales...
Berlin to Pay Hoffman Tribute
Berlin film festival schedules special screenings in memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Maximilian Schell.The 64th Berlin International Film Festival will pay tribute to US actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died suddenly on Sunday, with a special screening...
BFI Backs Film Export UK
EXCLUSIVE: Lottery funding will support the international sales companies' trade body to support UK industry presence at three major festivals.Through its International Fund, the BFI has awarded £160,000 of lottery funding to Film Export UK.The funding...
Butter on the Latch
Dir/scr: Josephine Decker. US. 2013. 72minsLike her follow-up feature Thou Wast Mild And Lovely (also featured in the Berlinale Forum section), Josephine Decker's first fiction outing Butter On The Latch could loosely be categorised as art-house meta-horror...
Cinemavault Bulks Up EFM Slate
Toronto-based sales agent heads to the EFM with slate led by four StudioVault titles.The Toronto-based sales agent heads into Berlin with a robust slate led by the StudioVault roster of Side By Side, The Red Robin, The Moment and Heartland.Jane Weinstock's...
DNA Films, Fox Form DNA TV
New venture will produce dramas, comedies and limited series for worldwide distribution.UK-based DNA Films has teamed up with the Fox Networks Group (FNG) to form DNA TV Limited.The new venture will create TV dramas, limited-run "event" series and comedies...
FilmNation Sings for Carney, U2
EXCLUSIVE: FilmNation has bulked up its red-hot EFM slate with international rights to Sing Street, the latest project from John Carney.In what promises to be a heady brew, Carney's long-time friends Bono and The Edge of U2 will compose original music....
Frontières Unveils Brussels Lineup
Third edition of the international co-production market focused specifically on genre film production to take place in Brussels in April.Fantasia International Film Festival's international co-production market Frontières has unveiled the lineup for...
Gaga Launches Nakashima's Kanako
EXCLUSIVE: Latest film from Tetsuya Nakashima is currently in post-production.Japan's Gaga Corporation is launching sales on the upcoming Tetsuya Nakashima film The World of Kanako [pictured] starring Koji Yakusho at the European Film Market.The hit...
Gaumont Launches Sales on Coming In
EXCLUSIVE: Company also set to unveil Through The Air starring Reda Kateb, Ludivine Sagnier, Tchéky Karyo and Johan Heldenbergh.Gaumont is launching sales on high concept comedy Coming In[pictured] about a gay man who wakes up in bed with a sexy blonde...
Indie Sales Takes Senza Pieta
EXCLUSIVE: Contemporary love story set against Rome's criminal underworld is an Italian-French co-production. Indie Sales has acquired international rights to Italian director Michele Alhaique's Senza Pieta starring Pierfrancesco Favino as a loner and...
Les Films Du Losange Unveils Claudel's (Childhood)
EXCLUSIVE: Director [pictured] to start shooting gritty drama in France in June.French director Philippe Claudel is set to work with key cast members of Stranger by the Lake - Pierre Deladonchamps and Patrick D'Assumçao - on his upcoming film (childhood).The...
Martin Sheen to Lead ØVredal Horror
EXCLUSIVE: Apocalypse Now star to lead cast on Goldcrest horror.Martin Sheen is to star in psychological horror The Autopsy of Jane Doe, director Andre Øvredal¹s anticipated follow-up to Troll Hunter.Goldcrest will be talking to buyers at the EFM about...
Nelisse, Close Join Gilly Hopkins
EXCLUSIVE: The Book Thief star Nelisse to lead cast, April 9 start of shoot.Rising star Sophie Nelisse (The Book Thief, Monsieur Lazhar) is to play the title role in director Stephen Herek's feature The Great Gilly Hopkins, alongside Glenn Close, Kathy...
Olsberg SPI to Lead EAO Incentives Report
New research will look at what models of audiovisual incentive schemes in Europe are the most effective.The European Audiovisual Observatory has commissioned a major economic study looking at the impact of film and TV incentives in Europe.The new research...
Protagonist Takes Maggie's Plan
EXCLUSIVE: Julianne Moore, Greta Gerwig [pictured] rom-com touches down at market.Protagonist has rounded-out its impressive EFM slate with Rebecca Miller's US rom-com Maggie's Plan, set to star Julianne Moore and Greta Gerwig, who is currently in Berlin...
Riviera Maya Unveils Programme
Festival organisers have unveiled the line-up at Mexico's third annual Riviera Maya Film Festival, set to run in in Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen and Tulum from March 9-15.Patrice Leconte's A Promise, Richard Ayoade's The Double and Lars von...
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dir: Wes Anderson. US. 2014. 100minsA warmly whimsical and deftly magical tale of love, robbery, murder and comedy mishaps all set against the fantastical backdrop of an imaginary central European region, Wes Anderson's beautiful and thoroughly enjoyable...
Thou Wast Mild and Lovely
Dir: Josephine Decker. US. 2014. 79minsOf two films by US independent newcomer Josephine Decker to play in this year's Berlinale Forum, her second feature Thou Wast Mild And Lovely is the more conventional - and by far the more alluring. In this film...
TrustNordisk Spreads Love Ahead of Berlin Premiere
TrustNordisk has already confirmed early deals on Pernille Fischer Christensen's Someone You Love, which has its world premiere as a Berlinale Special Gala on Tuesday.Deals have been done for Australia and New Zealand (Madman), Spain and Andorra (Golem),...
Wild Bunch Nabs Yimou's Coming Home
EXCLUSIVE: Film reuniting Zhang Yimou [pictured] with Gong Li will be ready in time for Cannes Film Festival.Wild Bunch has snapped international sales of Zhang Yimou's upcoming love story Coming Home, reuniting the director with actress Gong Li."This...
Winterbottom's 'Angel' Is Not Amanda Knox
Much like the media sensationalism around the Amanda Knox trial itself, there have been misleading reports that Michael Winterbottom's new film The Face Of An Angel is an Amanda Knox exposé."It's not a film about Amanda Knox," Michael Winterbottom says...
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