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Tango 2

Bertolucci responds to 'Last Tango' rape scene outrage

5-Dec-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman, Orlando Parfitt

Director releases statement to Italian press: “I would like, for the last time, to clear up a ridiculous misunderstanding.”

Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel to host 2017 Oscars

5-Dec-2016 | By

The talk show host gets his first call-up as host of the awards season finale.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

UK box office: 'Beasts' records hat-trick and sets Warner Bros record

5-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Harry Potter spin-off is now the fifth-biggest release of 2016 with $48m (£37.76m).

Last Tango In Paris

Hollywood stars outraged by Bertolucci rape scene confession

5-Dec-2016 | By Orlando Parfitt

Jessica Chastain, Chris Evans and Scott Derrickson react with disgust to director’s Last Tango In Paris comments.

BUgsy

Alan Parker: 'Bugsy Malone' financier Rank was a "disgrace"

5-Dec-2016 | By

Bugsy Malone and Evita director discussed his career during a Brussels European Film Forum masterclass.

Your Name

China box office: 'Your Name' topples 'Fantastic Beasts'

5-Dec-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Anime smashes records, defeats Harry Potter spin-off.

Moonlight

LA Film Critics name 'Moonlight' best picture

4-Dec-2016 | By

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association added their endorsement on Sunday to A24’s critical and awards darling with four prizes as Manchester By The Sea ended the day empty-handed.

Moana

'Moana' top again in North America on $28.3m (update)

4-Dec-2016 | By

DECEMBER 5 UPDATE: A lacklustre session saw Disney’s animation retain top spot as Arrival continued its terrific run to climb to number three through Paramount  and Jackie enjoyed an excellent debut through Fox Searchlight.

BIFAs 2016

BIFAs 2016: complete list of winners

4-Dec-2016 | By Tom Grater, Orlando Parfitt

Andrea Arnold’s American Honey was the big winner on the night.

Singapore Film Festival winners revealed

4-Dec-2016 | By Silvia Wong

White Sun wins key award at the 27th Singapore International Film Festival.

'The Goodbyes', 'Body Electric', 'Belzebuth' triumph at Ventana Sur

3-Dec-2016 | By

Programmers at the eighth Buenos Aires market handed out their annual awards on Friday when several titles rose to the top and the judges also unveiled selections from a vibrant inaugural animation section.

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

'Fantastic Beasts' crosses $400m overseas (update)

5-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

DECEMBER 5 UPDATE: Ahead of Rogue One, Disney crosses $4bn mark overseas for their first time ever, marking only the second time for any studio.

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DIGITAL EDITIONS

Screen November 25

Screen November 25 2016

Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a focus on the best animated feature Oscar contenders.

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Jeremy Kay

Declaration of independents

5-Dec-2016 | By

Moonlight and Manchester By The Sea are showing themselves to be serious contenders this awards’ season.

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Lonergan

How Matt Damon convinced Kenneth Lonergan to direct again after 'Margaret' "ordeal"

Kenneth Lonergan tells Jeremy Kay why he balanced tragedy with humour in his third feature film, Manchester By The Sea.

The Red Turtle

The story behind silent Oscar animation hopeful 'The Red Turtle'

We investigate the unusual back-story of this beautiful and unconventional animated feature.

Secret Life Of Pets

How 'The Secret Life Of Pets' was inspired by New Yorker covers

The Secret Life Of Pets co-director Chris Renaud tells Elbert Wyche why authenticity was so important in the creation of Illumination Entertainment’s summer hit.

Kubo

How a personal tragedy inspired 'Kubo And The Two Strings'

Animator-turned-director Travis Knight explains why he connected with Kubo And The Two Strings’ epic vision, and the tricks he unleashed to realise Laika’s latest stop-motion triumph.

Sing

Garth Jennings talks moving into animation with 'Sing'

Genial UK director Garth Jennings says he wasn’t fazed - at first - by the prospect of jumping into the often esoteric world of feature animation.

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Charlie Hunnam

US Briefs: Red Granite Pictures wraps 'Papillon'

Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek star in the adventure based on the bestselling 1969 memoir of convicted French felon and fugitive Henri Charriere.