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From A To B

From A To B

By Mark Adams, chief film critic

Dir: Ali Mostafa. UAE. 2014. 108mins




IFP to kick off Boulevard sales

31-Oct-2014 | By

Inception Film Partners will be at AFM screening and selling international territories on the Tribeca world premiere starring the late Robin Williams.


US-China forum to welcome Michelle Yeoh

31-Oct-2014 | By

The 2014 US-Sino Co-Production Film Forum will host a panel discussion about partnership opportunities on November 3 in Pasadena.


Open Road, FilmNation strike pact

30-Oct-2014 | By

Tom Ortenberg is pushing into international sales and distribution and has formed an alliance with Glen Basner to assist in selling and servicing the slate.

Liz Garbus

Garbus to direct Niederhoffer comedy

30-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Goldcrest to bring comedy Taxonomy to AFM.

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Jason Wood leaves Curzon for HOME

30-Oct-2014 | By Adam Woodard

After five years as Curzon’s director of programming, Jason Wood takes newly-created role of artistic director for Manchester venue.

Sam Raimi

Good Universe AFM-bound on A Man In The Dark

30-Oct-2014 | By

The company will launch pre-sales next week on A Man In The Dark from Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert’s Ghost House Pictures.


Little Film Company rides high on Northern Soul

30-Oct-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Robbie Little’s The Little Film Company swings into the AFM looking to find a US buyer and close outstanding territories on UK art house smash Northern Soul.

Mark Wahlberg

Deepwater Horizon heads to AFM

30-Oct-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate International will kick off pre-sales in Santa Monica next week on the Mark Wahlberg starrer from JC Chandor.

Bo Mikkelsen

Indie Sales boards What We Become

30-Oct-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Picture marks Danish Bo Mikkelsen’s feature debut after critically acclaimed short Tabu.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

DDI takes flight with Byrd And The Bees

30-Oct-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Double Dutch International (DDI) heads to the AFM with the coming-of-age story starring Tracy Spiridakos, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Of Horses And Men

Of Horses and Men wins Nordic Council Film Prize

30-Oct-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Icelandic writer-director Benedikt Erlingsson and producer Fridrik Thor Fridriksson have won lucrative The Nordic Council Film Prize for Of Horses and Men.

Tales Of Halloween

Epic boards Tales Of Halloween

30-Oct-2014 | By

Epic Pictures Group heads to the AFM with the timely horror anthology from 11 directors including Saw veteran Darren Lynn Bousman and Neil Marshall.

Northmen - A Viking Saga

Starz brings Northmen to US, Canada

30-Oct-2014 | By

The company has acquired North American theatrical and US Pay-TV rights to Northmen – A Viking Saga from Ascot Elite Entertainment Group.


iFeatures' Spaceship begins production

30-Oct-2014 | By Adam Woodard

EXCLUSIVE: Principal production begins in Surrey on iFeatures’ latest venture.

The Horde

Horror Icons bring The Horde to Life

30-Oct-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: LA-based 313 Films are heading to AFM to meet with sales agents on feature debut The Horde, currently shooting in LA.

Murder Of A Cat

Gravitas acquires Murder Of A Cat

30-Oct-2014 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights to Gillian Greene’s feature directorial debut starring Oscar contender JK Simmons. Separately, Cinedigm and Moguldom Studios have entered into a multi-year, multi-title deal for Moguldom’s slate.

Michael Garin

Image Nation ramps up local doc production

30-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Image Nation has revealed plans to create more locally-produced documentaries following the premiere of its first factual feature at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

The Trail of a Tale

Portugal's Tocha wins Action4Climate doc award

30-Oct-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Other winners come from Bulgaria and US.

Creative England launches international markets scheme

30-Oct-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

12 participants will be selected in the programme backed by Creative Skillset.

Naomi Watts

IM Global sees Three Generations

30-Oct-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Naomi Watts will star alongside Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning in the comedic drama that IM Global is bringing to the AFM.


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Nujoom Alghanem, Sounds of the Sea

Emirati filmmaker and poet Nujoom Alghanem talks about her feature-length documentary Sounds of the Sea capturing a way of Emirati life that is dying out.

Abu Dhabi's driving force

Abu Dhabi Film Festival (Oct 23-Nov 1) brings the best in world cinema to the region, while its Sanad fund has put local film-makers on the international stage.



Welcome to Chilewood

Eli Roth and his Santiago-based partner Nicolas Lopez talk to Jeremy Kay about how they are reinventing the rules of film-making and turning their energy and ideas into a genre boom in Chile


Monty Python Live (Mostly)

Event Cinema: chain of events

As the UK’s event-cinema sector flourishes, Andreas Wiseman explores growth areas and potential for cannibalisation of film-going.


Billy Elliot

Event cinema comes of age

Billy Elliot, André Rieu and Monty Python are leading the charge for the growth of event cinema.


Restoration Archive Forum

Restoration & Archive: a clean slate

Opportunities are opening up to restore classic assets on new formats - but film restoration is an art form in danger. Ann-Marie Corvin reports from Screen International and Broadcast’s Restoration & Archive Forum


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Screen October 2014


Download the October 2014 edition of Screen International here…


Javier Fuentes-Léon

Javier Fuentes-Léon, The Vanished Elephant

The LA-based writer-director came to attention outside his native Peru in 2010 when Undertow (Contracorriente) scooped an audience award at Sundance. Now he’s back with another meditation on reality, albeit one that inhabits the noir milieu.

Nujoom Alghanem

Nujoom Alghanem, Sounds of the Sea

Emirati filmmaker and poet Nujoom Alghanem talks about her feature-length documentary Sounds of the Sea capturing a way of Emirati life that is dying out.

Alessandra Priante

Alessandra Priante on Emirati cinema scene

Former Italian cultural attaché says cinema scene has evolved considerably in the last five years.


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