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A Syrian Love Story

'A Syrian Love Story': Review

By Fionnuala Halligan, Chief Film Critic

Dir. Sean McAllister. UK, 72 mins.



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Venice preview 2015

Screen previews the world premieres at this year’s Venice Film Festival and interviews festival director Alberto Barbera


Toronto preview 2015: film profiles, interviews, TV focus

Screen previews the world premieres at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.


Mad Max Fury Road

'Mad Max: Fury Road' wins FIPRESCI Grand Prix

1-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Director George Miller to collect critics prize at San Sebastian Film Festival.

Nada Cirjanic

Independent appoints head of sales

1-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Former Protagonist exec replaces Abigail Walsh at UK sales outfit.

The Sky Trembles And The Earth Is Afraid And The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers

Artscope acquires Ben Rivers’ 'The Sky Trembles'

1-Sep-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Docu-drama selected for BFI London Film Festival.

Standing Tall

Wild Bunch AG plans UK, Italy expansion

1-Sep-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Further expansion plans following Senator merger include creation/acquisition of co-production and direct distribution companies in the UK and Australia.

Clare Stewart

BFI, LFF chiefs slam industry's "pathetic progress" with female directors

1-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

At the programme launch for the 59th BFI London Film Festival, festival director Clare Stewart [pictured] and BFI CEO Amanda Nevill highlighted the need to address the lack of women directors in the film industry.

Michael J Fox

Michael J. Fox to play robotic dog

1-Sep-2015 | By

Jason Moring, president of Double Dutch International, announced the A.R.C.H.I.E. casting on Tuesday ahead of the start of world sales in Toronto.

Straight Outta Compton

'Straight Outta Compton' debuts top of UK box office

1-Sep-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Inside Out continues its excellent run to reach $53m (£34.5m); Curzon Artificial Eye’s 45 Years records one of the strongest site averages of the weekend with $508,000 (£331,197) debut from 68 sites.

Youth In Oregon

Content adds 'Youth In Oregon' to Toronto slate

1-Sep-2015 | By

President of film Jamie Carmichael and head of sales Harry White will debut footage from the road trip comedy in Toronto after coming on to handle international sales.

Pascal Chaumeil

'Heartbreaker' director Pascal Chaumeil dies aged 54

1-Sep-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

French film-maker had just completed Odd Job (Un Petit Boulot).


Nikolaj Coster Waldau at San Sebastian

San Sebastian steps up

Festival director Jose Luis Rebordinos has put together a ‘very solid’ selection at San Sebastian (Sept 18-26) against stiff competition.

Benicio del Toro Zurich 2014

Zurich on the A-list

Artistic director Karl Spoerri speaks to Michael Rosser about a bigger budget and growing TV focus at Zurich Film Festival (Sept 24-Oct 4)

Oldenburg International Film Festival

Oldenburg grows as discovery channel

Festival director Torsten Neumann speaks to Martin Blaney about this year’s Oldenburg film festival, an event dubbed ‘the German Sundance’


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Tom Hooper, 'The Danish Girl'

Reunited on The Danish Girl with Eddie Redmayne and Working Title, Tom Hooper tells Screen about his passion for the project, transgender illumination and Redmayne’s ‘gender fluidity’.

Steve Oram

Steve Oram, 'Aaaaaaaah!'

Screen talks to the British actor about his feature directorial debut, which receives its world premiere today [Aug 28] at Film4 FrightFest.

A Walk In The Woods

Ken Kwapis talks 'A Walk In The Woods'

The adaptation of Bill Bryson’s account of the Appalachian Trail brings Robert Redford and Nick Nolte together on screen for the first time since Redford’s 2012 thriller The Company You Keep.

Stevan Filipovic

Stevan Filipović, 'Next to Me'

After the Serbian writer-director Stevan Filipovic’s third film Next to Me received its world premiere in the international competition of Pula Film Festival and won the main prize, it screened in the Sarajevo Film Festival’s Avant Premieres section.

Mark Goldberg

Signature CEO reveals expansion plans

UK distributor Signature Entertainment plans to release more than 100 films next year. Screen spoke to CEO Marc Goldberg about expansion.

Ines Tanovic

Ines Tanović, 'Our Everyday Life'

Bosnian writer-director Ines Tanovic talks about her first feature Our Everyday Life, which screens in Sarajevo Film Festival’s competition.


Thriving amid the chaos

1-Sep-2015 | By Matt Mueller

Screen editor Matt Mueller on how the pace of change among digital natives is dizzying and exponential.

The Danish Girl trailer

'The Danish Girl', first trailer Video


Eddie Redmayne stars in Tom Hooper’s Oscar hopeful.

Born Yesterday

How to… option rights in a book for film


You have stumbled across a book which you think will be perfect for your feature film debut. How do you go about acquiring the rights? Here is a quick guide from Sarah Lazarides, a senior associate at law firm Harbottle & Lewis

Nina Forever

FrightFest: Thanks for the nightmares

1-Sep-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

ScreenDaily reports from the 16th edition of Film4 FrightFest, including festival co-director Alan Jones’ tribute to Wes Craven and an interview with Nina Forever film-makers Ben & Chris Blaine.


Runar Runarsson’s 'Sparrows', exclusive trailer Video

28-Aug-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Screen exclusively premieres the international trailer for Runar Runarsson’s second feature, Sparrows.


Screen Awards

Screen Awards 2015 shortlist revealed

Fox/Fox Searchlight, Universal and Metrodome lead the nominations; Amy Winehouse documentary is the most nominated film.