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Open Road sets Rosewater release

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Jon Stewart’s feature directorial debut and potential awards contender is set to premiere in Toronto next month.

Saban expands exec roster

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Saban Films is gearing up for its first release of The Homesman and has hired Azniv Taschyan as vp of finance and Jonathan Saba as vp of marketing.

Marie's Story

Marie's Story finds US home

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Film Movement has acquired US rights to Marie’s Story (formerly Marie Heurtin) ahead of its world premiere slot in Locarno.

Call For Submissions: Screen's Toronto 2014 Product Guide

Screen International Presents: Toronto 2014 Product Guide

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LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL (August 6-16)

Fig Tree

Locarno 2014: a return to Africa

In her first year as head of Locarno Film Festival’s co-production lab Open Doors, Ananda Scepka brings the focus back to Sub-Saharan Africa. Martin Blaney discovers why

Unbalanced

Locarno 2014: Open Doors projects

Some 12 projects have been selected for Open Doors, from a sci-fi desert odyssey to a civil war story to a fishing adventure tale.

Carlo Chatrain

Locarno 2014: Carlo Chatrian, artistic director

Carlo Chatrian, Locarno Film Festival’s artistic director, talks to Louise Tutt about new talent, old faces and maintaining the festival’s vision.

Locarno Industry Days

Locarno 2014: Industry Days steps up

Locarno’s fifth annual Industry Days (Aug 9-11) will feature an increasingly proactive Swiss presence, as well as a more international approach with STEP IN.

Nise da Silveira

Locarno 2014: Brazil in the spotlight

For its fourth edition, Locarno’s Carte Blanche showcases the country of the moment - Brazil.

Agnes Varda

Locarno 2014: Special honorees

Locarno’s 2014 edition will pay tribute to an eclectic mix of legendary film-makers, actors and producers. Screen takes a look at the recipients.

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DIGITAL EDITIONS

Locarno 2014 cover

Locarno 2014: digital edition

Download the digital edition of Screen International’s Locarno Film Festival supplement here.

INTERVIEWS

John McNaughton

John McNaughton, The Harvest

Ian Sandwell talks to the American director about his first film in over a decade, The Harvest.

Agnes Havas

Agnes Havas, Hungarian Film Fund

With Hungary having a huge presence at the 2014 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Laurence Boyce talked to the CEO of the Hungarian Film Fund to find out about the current outlook for the country’s industry.

Barbera_Alberto

Barbara talks Venice line-up

Venice Film Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera discusses the strong French and Italian presence in this year’s line-up, how festivals should be places of research and discovery and the ones that got away.

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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Apes, Purge 2 top UK buzz

25-Jul-2014 | By Michael Rosser

The Purge: Anarchy generated strong buzz ahead of this weekend’s release but Dawn of the Planet of the Apes remains king of the swingers.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy

Market gets ready for Guardians

31-Jul-2014 | By

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes swung to top spot last weekend but Marvel Studios’ Guardians Of The Galaxy is standing by to knock the primates off their perch.

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