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A Most Violent Year

Violent Year enters awards race

AWARDS: A24 sets Dec 31 launch for JC Chandor crime drama

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Samba

Samba

By Mark Adams, chief film critic

Dirs/scr: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano. France. 2014. 115mins

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Samba

Broad Green Pictures takes Samba for US

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Gabriel Hammond and Daniel Hammond’s ambitious company continues to build its distribution pipeline and has announced the second major acquisition of a Toronto title within a week.

Sorrow and Joy

Denmark enters Sorrow and Joy to Oscar race

18-Sep-2014 | By Jorn Rossing Jensen

Nils Malmros’ Sorrow and Joy has been submitted by Denmark for the Academy Awards.

Fridrik Thor Fridriksson

Filmmakers launch new Iceland festival

18-Sep-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

A group of film industry veterans is launching a new film festival in Iceland, Stockfish Film Festival.

Pale Moon

One Japanese film in Tokyo competition

18-Sep-2014 | By

In an early announcement, the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) has revealed Japanese film Pale Moon will be the only local film in Competition this year.

BFI

BFI funds Michael Lennox, Michael Pearce films

18-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

First features A Patch of Fog and Beast to receive support from the BFI Film Fund.

Cinema

Yahoo: UK needs cinema-going evolution

18-Sep-2014 | By Adam Woodard

Yahoo executives discuss film audiences.

Villa Touma

Reykjavik unveils competition line-up

18-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Titles include Shawn Christensen’s Before I Disappear and Suha Arraf’s Villa Touma [pictured]; guests include Mike Leigh and Ruben Ostlund.

Binoche, Leuthard named ZFF Women of Impact

18-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Juliette Binoche and Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard to be guests of honor at Zurich Film Festival’s ‘Women of Impact’ event.

Michael Vine

Objective founder departs for film career

18-Sep-2014 | By Matthew Campelli

Co-founder of UK production company behind Peep Show and Fresh Meat to target horror film-making.

BAFTA awards first Hong Kong scholarships

18-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

A British student has become the first ever recipient of a BAFTA scholarship to study fine arts in Hong Kong.

White God

Best Foreign-Language Film Academy Award submissions 2015

18-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Entries for the Best Foreign-Language Film at the Academy Awards 2015.

John Leguizamo

Bron's Meadowland adds John Leguizamo

17-Sep-2014 | By

The actor is one of several including Nick Sandow and Merritt Wever to join Bron Studios’ drama, currently shooting in New York.

Doctor Strange

Marvel’s Doctor Strange set to shoot in UK

17-Sep-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel in advanced negotiations to send superhero film to Pinewood-Shepperton for mid-2015 shoot.

Strategic Partners

Strategic Partners wraps in Halifax

17-Sep-2014 | By

Two Canadian producers who attended the market in Nova Scotia have been invited to take part in Brazil’s RioContentMarket and Mexico’s Los Cabos International Film Festival.

Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain

Revolver to release Bhopal disaster film in US

17-Sep-2014 | By

Revolver Entertainment continues to build its US release slate and has picked up rights to Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain starring Martin Sheen, Kal Penn and Mischa Barton.

Focus World acquires Ruth & Alex

17-Sep-2014 | By

Richard Loncraine’s drama was one of the more favourably received acquisitions titles in Toronto and becomes the latest selection to find a US home.

Out of Nature first Berlinale Panorama title

17-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Norwegian director Ole Giaever’s Toronto title has become the first selection for the Panorama strand at the next Berlinale.

IMG pounces on noir tale Viktor

17-Sep-2014 | By

Inception Media Group has acquired all North American rights to Viktor Gérard Depardieu and Elizabeth Hurley.

Luv

Codeblack, Datari Turner strike pact

17-Sep-2014 | By

The Lionsgate subsidiary has struck a first-look deal with Luv producer Datari Turner.

Citizenfour

Edward Snowden film joins LFF line-up

17-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary from filmmaker Laura Poitras, who met Snowden and reported on NSA leaks, to receive UK premiere in London.

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    By Michael Rosser

    Lionsgate releases the full-length trailer for the penultimate film in the Hunger Games franchise.

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    By Daniel Horowitz

    Sunday September 7 was D-Day at the Toronto International Film Festival. Daniel Horowitz plugs in to find out more.

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    Film producer Steven Markovitz on the challenges of co-production, finding the right partners and maintaining independence.

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Film producer Steven Markovitz on the challenges of co-production, finding the right partners and maintaining independence.

DIGITAL EDITIONS

Toronto 2014: Daily 5

Toronto 2014: Screen's dailies

Download Screen International’s daily magazines from the Toronto International Film Festival here.

TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL

Toronto 2014: World premieres

A round up of the world premieres across TIFF’s programme, with details on each film including contact information.

Awards 2014: The prize fighters

As Venice, Telluride and Toronto introduce a slew of prestige titles, Jeremy Kay examines the season’s possible awards contenders

ALL TORONTO COVERAGE

Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo, Revenge of the Green Dragons

The co-directors sat down with Jean Noh ahead of the world premiere at Toronto of the gangster drama exec produced by Martin Scorsese.

Isabel Coixet

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

After making his directorial debut 16 years ago, Alan Rickman returns to the director’s chair with a period drama starring Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts.

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INTERVIEWS

Jose Luis Rebordinos

Jose Luis Rebordinos, San Sebastian Film Festival

San Sebastian festival director Jose Luis Rebordinos tells Juan Sarda about his ‘best selection’ yet, including an Antonio Banderas sci-fi film, international hits and Latin American gems

Downton Abbey series 5

CTBF: Charity begins at home

As the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF) prepares to host a premiere event around Downton Abbey, CEO Richard Wilson talks to Michael Rosser about how the charity is adapting to changes in the industry.

Yoav Goren in studio

Yoav Goren, Immediate Music

The work of Yoav Goren has been featured in movie trailers for The Wolverine, Rush, 47 Ronin and Star Trek: Into Darkness among many others. On September 12, Goren gives a talk entitled Trailer Music: New Trends/ Modern Techniques at the Production Music Conference in Los Angeles.

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