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Yakuza Apocalypse

'Yakuza Apocalypse': Review

By Lee Marshall

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 ...



PalmStar, The Bridge Finance renew deal

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EXCLUSIVE: PalmStar Media and Zurich-based The Bridge Finance Company announced during Cannes that they have renewed their strategic partnership.

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Durban Filmart selects 19 projects

22-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Durban FilmMart, which runs in Durban, South Africa from July 17-20, has announced its project selection for this year.

'The Lobster' bookies favourite to win Cannes Palme d'Or

22-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Son of Saul and Carol also strong contenders.

Melbourne's Premiere Fund gets government renewal

22-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Victoria government pledges $900,000 renewal.


Cannes: ‘Paulina’ leads Critics’ Week winners

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Two Latin American films take home top awards.

Andrew Haigh

Andrew Haigh's next film to be 'Lean on Pete'

21-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Film4 backs development of Haigh’s 45 Years follow-up; Tristan Goligher to produce. 


Cannes: Gaspar Noe's 'Love' sold worldwide

21-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Wild Bunch sells Cannes title in more than 36 territories.

Najwa Najjar

Oscar submission 'Eyes of A Thief' sold to France

21-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Najwa Najjar’s next feature will be Son of a Very Important Man.

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Cannes: 'Measure of a Man' sold to 20+ territories

21-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Star Vincent Lindon hotly tipped for Best Actor Palme d’Or for lead performance.

Cannes: 'The Lobster' sells to US

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Alchemy have snapped up the Cannes Competition title.

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Ealing Studios acquires 'GreenAcre Films' stake

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

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.

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Roger Deakins to shoot 'Blade Runner' sequel

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Denis Villeneuve to direct sci-fi sequel.

The Valley of Love

Cannes: Edge enters 'Valley of Love', 'Palio

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Cannes Competition title stars Isabelle Huppert and Gerard Depardieu.

Cannes: CMG acquires 'Mustang' for US

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Turkish feature plays in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival.

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Cannes: NonStop rounds-up deals

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Acquisitions include Cannes Classics title Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words.


Cannes: 108 Media acquires Scandi thriller 'Sensoria'

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Toronto-based 108 Media is in talks with international buyers in Cannes on Christian Hallman’s Swedish thriller Sensoria.

Moscow Never Sleeps

'Moscow Never Sleeps' acquired for Russia

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Exponenta Film takes distribution rights to Johnny O’Reilly feature.

The Closer We Get

'The Closer We Get' to play Edinburgh

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

European premiere set for Edinburgh film festival.

John Lasseter

Lasseter wows Cannes with Pixar, Disney footage

20-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

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.

Other Angle seals 'Lives In Secret' deals

20-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: WWII spy mistress drama to star Kelly Reilly and Tim Roth launched in Cannes

Ultron tops China box office with $155m

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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.



Cannes 2015: Competition Blog

21-May-2015 | By Fionnuala Halligan

Fionnuala Halligan blogs on the Cannes Competition titles straight from the Palais.


Screen Cannes 2015 Daily 8

Cannes 2015: Screen's dailies

Read Screen International’s latest daily magazine from the 68th Cannes Film Festival here.


Screen Future Leaders 2015

Future Leaders 2015: Producers

Find out who are the hottest upcoming producers from around the world.


Matt Mueller

Hello, Cannes

Screen Editor Matt Mueller looks ahead to this year’s festival… and beyond.

Cannes: Screen at 40

To celebrate 40 years of Screen International, several of our illustrious previous editors reflect on their favourite Cannes memories.


Screen May 2015

Screen May 2015

Download the May 2015 edition of Screen International here…

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Doha Special 2015: digital edition

Download the digital edition of our Doha special.

World of Locations

World of Locations

DIGITAL EDITION: Showcasing the world’s film, TV and commercial locations.


Amy Winehouse

'Amy': a delicate balance

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

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Justin Kurzel, 'Macbeth'

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’.

Joachim Trier

Joachim Trier, 'Louder Than Bombs'

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

The Sea Of Trees

Bloom: a first year to remember

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.

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AMBI Pictures: in high spirits

Monika Bacardi and Andrea Iervolino, the duo behind rising finance and distribution outfit AMBI Pictures, discuss their plans.


Charlie Hebdo: fallout within the film industry

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


Two Friends

France Focus: fast forward

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.

France Focus: producers

French producers are rising to the challenges in the changing landscape of finance and production. Melanie Goodfellow meets some of the most enterprising players.


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Democratising distribution

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.




Screen Awards 2015 open for entries Video

The Screen Awards are back for a sixth year, celebrating the very best of marketing, distribution and exhibition in the film industry.

VIDEO: Screen Awards 2014 Video

The winners, the party and the glamour from the Screen Awards 2014


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