Japanese genre auteur Takeshi Miike has directed some pretty bizarre films in his prolific career, but his latest, the comedy gangster vampire movie Yakuza Apocalypse, has got to be his most barking mad work to date: it makes Zebraman look like a documentary. A martial arts enforcer in a giant green frog suit and a mafia knitting circle are just two of the more kooky pleasures of this increasingly unhinged romp, which mixes surreal humour with loud, bone-crushing ...
EXCLUSIVE: PalmStar Media and Zurich-based The Bridge Finance Company announced during Cannes that they have renewed their strategic partnership.
Durban FilmMart, which runs in Durban, South Africa from July 17-20, has announced its project selection for this year.
Son of Saul and Carol also strong contenders.
Victoria government pledges $900,000 renewal.
Two Latin American films take home top awards.
EXCLUSIVE: Film4 backs development of Haigh’s 45 Years follow-up; Tristan Goligher to produce.
EXCLUSIVE: Wild Bunch sells Cannes title in more than 36 territories.
EXCLUSIVE: Najwa Najjar’s next feature will be Son of a Very Important Man.
Star Vincent Lindon hotly tipped for Best Actor Palme d’Or for lead performance.
Alchemy have snapped up the Cannes Competition title.
Ealing Studios has acquired a significant stake in TV and film company GreenAcre Films and forged a new creative partnership with the company that will see Ealing Studios expand its TV division.
Denis Villeneuve to direct sci-fi sequel.
Cannes Competition title stars Isabelle Huppert and Gerard Depardieu.
Turkish feature plays in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival.
Acquisitions include Cannes Classics title Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words.
Toronto-based 108 Media is in talks with international buyers in Cannes on Christian Hallman’s Swedish thriller Sensoria.
Exponenta Film takes distribution rights to Johnny O’Reilly feature.
European premiere set for Edinburgh film festival.
John Lasseter, animation guru and Chief Creative Officer at both Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios, gave a special presentation of the companies’ upcoming slate in Cannes today.
EXCLUSIVE: WWII spy mistress drama to star Kelly Reilly and Tim Roth launched in Cannes
CHINA BOX OFFICE: Avengers: Age of Ultron replaced Furious 7 at the top of the China box office in its opening week, grossing $154.63m in six days.
Fionnuala Halligan blogs on the Cannes Competition titles straight from the Palais.
Read Screen International’s latest daily magazine from the 68th Cannes Film Festival here.
Screen profiles the world premieres at the 68th Cannes Film Festival.
Find out who are the hottest upcoming producers from around the world.
Screen Editor Matt Mueller looks ahead to this year’s festival… and beyond.
Crafting an illuminating documentary about Amy Winehouse required sensitive diplomatic skills and nerves of steel. Director Asif Kapadia and producer James Gay-Rees tell Matt Mueller about the challenges
Australian film-maker Justin Kurzel explains to Andreas Wiseman why following his chilling debut Snowtown with Shakespeare’s Scottish tragedy Macbeth worked out to be the ‘perfect storm’.
Norwegian director Joachim Trier tells Wendy Mitchell about his first English-language feature, Louder Than Bombs, a father-son drama that elevates him into Cannes Competition
With Gus Van Sant’s The Sea Of Trees in Competition and several titles in post-production, Alex Walton tells Jeremy Kay why Bloom’s first year has been one to remember.
Monika Bacardi and Andrea Iervolino, the duo behind rising finance and distribution outfit AMBI Pictures, discuss their plans.
The attack on Charlie Hebdo sent shockwaves through the creative industries. Andreas Wiseman considers the fallout within the film industry and gauges the climate for challenging film-making
As France celebrates 120 years of cinema, its film industry is facing economic pressures and a production downturn. But entrepreneurial producers are already finding solutions.
French producers are rising to the challenges in the changing landscape of finance and production. Melanie Goodfellow meets some of the most enterprising players.
Many producers are turning to direct distribution to get their films in front of audiences. Ian Sandwell reports on the growing trend and hears about the pros and cons from those who have taken the path.