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The Lazarus Effect

The Lazarus Effect

By Tim Grierson

Dir: David Gelb. US. 2013. 83mins

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LATEST FILM NEWS HEADLINES

Chantal Rickards

Chantal Rickards named BAFTA LA CEO

26-Feb-2015 | By

The organisation’s first CEO will relocate from London to Los Angeles

Guidance

Strand Releasing finds Guidance

26-Feb-2015 | By

The distributor has acquired all US rights to Pat Mills’ comedy that premiered in Toronto.

Bernard Hill

OAP heist comedy Golden Years begins shoot

26-Feb-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Bernard Hill, Virginia McKenna head MoliFilms comedy.

Odeon Holloway Road

Odeon seeks $1.55bn sale

26-Feb-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Exhibition giant Odeon is to go on sale for approximately £1bn, its owner has announced.

Steve Jobs

Union to handle VFX on Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic

26-Feb-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Visual effects firm behind The Theory of Everything and the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony appointed sole vendor.

The Golden Era

Ann Hui's Golden Era leads Asian Film Awards noms

26-Feb-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Black Coal Thin Ice, Haider and Blind Massage also score multiple nominations.

Murmur of the Hearts

Sylvia Chang’s Murmur to open HKIFF

26-Feb-2015 | By

Philip Yung’s Port Of Call to close the festival.

Glassland

Glassland shines at EFM for Kaleidoscope Video

26-Feb-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Screen International LA Star Of Tomorrow 2014 Gerard Barrett’s crime drama starring Toni Collette and Jack Reynor proved a popular sales title at the recent EFM in Berlin.

Germany's Commerzbank boosts financing to $340m

26-Feb-2015 | By

Germany’s Commerzbank is prepared to serve as a financier of more international co-productions going forward as it increased its annual financing volume for film and TV production to $340m (€300m) in 2014.

Brandon Routh

Brandon Routh, Zhang Yuqi star in Arclight’s Lost

26-Feb-2015 | By

Vincent Zhou’s 3D sci-fi adventure to shoot this spring at Pinewood Malaysia.

Marco Mueller

Marco Mueller unveils Beijing team

26-Feb-2015 | By

Marco Mueller, recently appointed general advisor of the 5th Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF), has unveiled his team of ten international industry professionals.

Taxi

Kino Lorber picks up Jafar Panahi’s Taxi

25-Feb-2015 | By

The distributor has acquired all North American rights to Jafar Panahi’s newly annointed Berlinale Golden Bear winner.

Broad Green acquires stake in Mister Smith

25-Feb-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

US distributor buys 45% stake in David Garrett’s Mister Smith.

Lucy Boynton

Girls school horror February starts Ottawa shoot

25-Feb-2015 | By

Lucy Boynton [pictured], James Remar and Lauren Holly have joined Emma Roberts and Kiernan Shipka on horror thriller February.

Simon West to direct Henry Cavill thriller

25-Feb-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The Expendables 2 director boards special forces action film.

Julianne Moore

Buyers flock to Protagonist slate

25-Feb-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: New films from Ben Wheatley, Eleanor Coppola, Joshua Marston in-demand.

Copenhagen

Jewish film fest sales down after Copenhagen shootings

25-Feb-2015 | By Jorn Rossing Jensen

Pre-sales down 40% following shootings in the Danish capital less than two weeks ago.

Euro flag

European Parliament calls for copyright reform

25-Feb-2015 | By

European Commissioner Günther Oettinger’s proposals for a Single European Copyright Title has now received from support from some quarters in the European Parliament (EP) in Strasbourg.

Dragon Blade

Dragon Blade tops Chinese New Year box office

25-Feb-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Daniel Lee’s Dragon Blade, starring Jackie Chan, John Cusack and Adrien Brody, topped the China box office over the Chinese New Year holiday weekend, grossing $54.84m in its opening four days.

Prince William

Prince William to aid BAFTA Asia push

25-Feb-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Duke of Cambridge and president of BAFTA to discuss organisation’s long-term ambitions for UK-Asia cross-cultural exchange.

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DIGITAL EDITIONS

Screen Berlin Day 6

Berlin 2015: Screen's dailies

Read Screen International’s daily magazines from the Berlin International Film Festival here.

Screen February 2015

Screen February 2015

Download the February 2015 edition of Screen International here including a focus on the European Film Market, a preview of the Berlinale’s world premieres, an Irish tax special, interviews with Arts Alliance and Fortitude International and a territory focus on Spain…

Screen cover January 23 2015

Screen January 23 2015

Browse the digital version of Screen International here including interviews with Benedict Cumberbatch and Stephen Daldry; and special reports on the VFX of Interstellar, the Goteborg Film Festival and short films.

Screen January 19 2015

Screen January 19 2015

Browse the digital version of Screen International here including a focus on cinema bookers, Rotterdam and Sundance Film Festivals, and interviews with Birdman director Alejandro G Inarritu, Nightcrawler cinematographer Robert Elswit, The Grand Budapest Hotel production designer Adam Stockhausen and The Imitation Game composer Alexandre Desplat.

Dragon Blade

Dragon Blade tops Chinese New Year box office

25-Feb-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Daniel Lee’s Dragon Blade, starring Jackie Chan, John Cusack and Adrien Brody, topped the China box office over the Chinese New Year holiday weekend, grossing $54.84m in its opening four days.

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INTERVIEWS

Manish Mundra

Manish Mundra on his finance, distribution plans

Although new to the business, Indian producer Manish Mundra has already backed films that have won prizes in Sundance and Berlin. He tells Liz Shackleton about his plans to finance and distribute content-driven Indian cinema.

Raja Sehgal

Oscars: Raja Sehgal talks sound mixing trailers

Sound designer Raja Sehgal reveals the skill behind sound mixing trailers for six out of the eight Best Picture nominations.

Life

Dane DeHaan, Life

Dane DeHaan talks to Screen about portraying James Dean.

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog, Queen of the Desert

The film-maker talks about his Berlin competition entry.

2015 European Shooting Stars at the TESIRO Golden Bear Lounge

European Shooting Stars 2015

Screen talks to this year’s selection of European Shooting Stars.

Ixcanul

Berlin: Ixcanul director reveals next film plans

Jayro Bustamante discusses his Guatemalan story sold by Film Factory.

AWARDS COUNTDOWN

The Imitation Game pre-BAFTA reception

The Imitation Game pre-BAFTA reception

Newport Beach Film Festival hosted a pre-BAFTA private reception to award The Imitation Game last night [Feb 5].

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Weta Digital: Maximum effect

Weta Digital has grown from one computer to a global VFX powerhouse employing 1,000 people. John Hazelton talks to key executives Richard Taylor and Joe Letteri

The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything, the making of...

The Theory Of Everything is far more than a Stephen Hawking biopic - it’s a ‘triple helix’ of scientific breakthrough, debilitating disease and a one-of-a-kind love story. Wendy Mitchell talks to the team behind the film

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TERRITORY FOCUS: SPAIN

Territory Focus: Spain

Spain is not an easy territory to categorise. In many ways, it is a cinema industry of contrasts.

Spain: hot projects

A preview of some of the most-anticipated Spanish productions and co-productions of the year, from big-budget English-language dramas to Pedro Almodovar’s next women-centric tale. By Juan Sarda.

Battle for the box office

Spain: battle for the box office

Spain has seen a box-office boom in 2014 but admissions were driven by discount ticket schemes. Distributors and exhibitors are looking for new solutions, Juan Sarda reports.

A Spanish Affair

Spain: Overview - a torrid affair

Why are some Spanish producers struggling when home-grown titles are enjoying unprecedented success at the local box office, asks Juan Sarda.

 
 

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