Magazine article Screen International

Weinstein Unveils Cannes Showreel

Magazine article Screen International

Weinstein Unveils Cannes Showreel

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Harvey Weinstein used the occasion of what has become his annual Cannes showreel presentation to remind attendees that a pre-arranged trip to Jordan was the reason for his absence from Wednesday's world premiere of the embattled Grace Of Monaco.

Weinstein and wife Georgina Chapman visited Syrian refugee camps and the mogul was suitably moved by the experience to announce his company will make a documentary about the issue.

After this sombre introduction, Weinstein presented footage from a varied slate that included St Vincent, Big Eyes, Macbeth and The Imitation Game

Naomi Watts from St Vincent, Ryan Reynolds from Woman In Gold and The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby writer-director Ned Benson took to the stage in support of their upcoming releases.

Weinstein's showreel included Suite Francaise, Begin Again, The Giver, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For and Underdogs, the English-language version of Juan Jose Campanella's Spanish-language hit Foosball.

He also introduced footage of Jake Gyllenhaal in training for Antoine Fuqua drama Southpaw and said Woman In Gold and Tulip Fever were on the production runway. …

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