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By Mark Adams, chief film critic

Dir: Gabe Ibáñez. Spain. 2014. 109mins

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Winnie Lau joins Jet Tone Films

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Wong Kar Wai’s Hong Kong-based production company Jet Tone Films has appointed former Fortissimo Films executive Winnie Lau as Head of International Co-Production and Distribution.

David Linde

Lava Bear boards The Bodyguard

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David Linde’s company will co-produce the upcoming Andy Lau action thriller alongside Edko Films, Irresistible Films and Focus Films.

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MGM, Mark Burnett form UA Media Group

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MGM has acquired a 55% share of Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and Hearst Entertainment’s One Three Media and LightWorkers Media to form United Artists Media Group.

Bert Marcus

The Works International AFM-bound with Champs

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Mike Tyson has the AFM in his sights and will attend a buyer screening of the documentary after The Works International picked up sales rights.

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Shumaker to depart Memento

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Nicholas Shumaker is leaving Memento Films International after four years.

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Gods reigns supreme in Gdynia

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Lukasz Palkowski’s Gods was the big winner at this year’s annual showcase of Polish cinema at the Gdynia Film Festival which ended with a gala awards ceremony at the weekend.

George Sluizer

Vanishing director George Sluizer dies

22-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Dutch director was best known for The Vanishing and River Phoenix’s last film, Dark Blood.

The Barefoot Artist

Paladin plots Barefoot Artist awards run

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Mark Urman’s distributor is orchestrating a qualifying release for The Barefoot Artist, Glenn Holsten and Daniel Traub’s documentary about installations artist Lily Yeh.

Mark Gordon

PGA to honour Mark Gordon

22-Sep-2014 | By

The Producers Guild Of America will present Mark Gordon with the 2015 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on January 24, 2015.

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Boxtrolls buries Tombstones at UK BO

22-Sep-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s animation adds $2.17m (£1.33m) to remain at number one for second straight week, just ahead of eOne’s A Walk Among the Tombstones’ $2.15m (£1.31m) debut.

Saint Laurent

France submits Saint Laurent to Oscars

22-Sep-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Film to receive US premiere at New York Film Festival on Sept 30. 

Israel enters Gett to Oscars

22-Sep-2014 | By Edna Fainaru

The film about a woman facing a rabbinical court to obtain a divorce from a husband won the top award at the Israeli Ophirs.

Martin Scorsese and Sebastian Street

Martin Scorsese exec'd Tomorrow starts shoot

22-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Cast revealed to include Stephen Fry, Stephanie Leonidas, Joss Stone, Paul Kaye, Sebastian Street, Stuart Brennan and Sophie Kennedy-Clarke

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Peter Dinklage to star in The Thicket

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Gianni Nunnari’s Hollywood Gang is in development on the adaptation of Joe Lansdale’s crime thriller.

SERENA

Serena to world premiere in St Petersburg

22-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

World premiere of Serena and Cannes Jury Prize winner Mommy set as opening and closing night galas.

Doll in the Ceiling

Doll in the Ceiling begins shoot

22-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Revenge thriller marks first Norway-Canada co-production in 15 years.

Super Lochal

Abu Dhabi unveils Emirates competition films

22-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Women directors make up 70% of competition films.

Father, Million Miles win top Encounters awards

22-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Winning films will now be put forward for selection for the BAFTAs and Oscars.

Takashi Miike

Takashi Miike to receive Rome honour

22-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Japanese filmmaker behind Audition and Ichi the Killer to receive Maverick Director Award; As The Gods Will to world premiere in Rome.

Jack And The Cuckoo-Clock Heart

Jack, Minuscule, Happiness nominated for EFAs

22-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Three titles in the running for the best animated feature at the European Film Awards.

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Isabel Coixet, Learning To Drive

Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley star in the Spanish director’s first film she says is ‘feel good.’

Alan Rickman, A Little Chaos

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