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27 August 2001

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  • American Pie 2 makes it three in a row

    North American youths continued to gobble American Pie 2, keeping the gross-out comedy at the top spot for its third weekend and easily vaulting it over the $100m mark. Its take of $12.9m gives it an estimated 17-day gross of $109.6m. The other sequel of the moment, Rush Hour 2, kept pace with a solid $11.4m to hold second place for the third weekend in a row. At $183.3m over 24 days, the Jackie Chan-Chris Tucker vehicle is on track for a $200m gross.Theirs was a minor fe
  • Apes lead the pack at UK box office

    The massive opening of 20th Century Fox's Planet Of The Apes, the third biggest for the distributor in the UK after Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace and Independence Day, and the continued success of Warner Bros' Cats & Dogs, UIP's Jurassic ParkIII and several other high profile releases continue to help the UK towards a bumper year at the box office.Tim Burton's Apes led the weekend UK top 15 to the massive combined revenue of $16.3m
  • Audiences rise in the West, decline in the East

    The Western European cinemagoing trend is riding a steadily upward curve, while Eastern European admissions continue to decline. In fact, the year-on-year decline in ticket sales between 1999 and 2000 that was experienced in Eastern European markets substantially outstrips the gains enjoyed in the western territories as a whole. While the 15 Western European countries enjoyed an amalgamated increase in admissions of 4.4%, the 12 eastern territories saw a decrease of 5.7%, with Poland s
  • Australia's Movieline to be online by December

    Movieline is to add Internet movie ticket sales to its existing telephone ticketing and information lines in December, just in time for the peak Christmas and school holiday period. Up to 250,000 tickets are expected to be sold in the first year of what will be Australia's first nation-wide online ticketing service."We expect sales to grow significantly and our business model shows a positive return on the capital outlay in three to five years," said Movieline Internet manager Ben Scot
  • Babelsberg conference to focus on European films

    One of the major talking points at this year's Babelsberg 2001 film and TV production conference, is how to produce and market European films for the international market (Local Stories for Global Markets, Aug 28). It is a problem that plagues most international film-makers and for which there is no simple solution. Break-outs of the past decade - such as The Full Monty, Four Weddings And A Funeral and even Strictly Ballroom - have been in the industry's lingua franca of English
  • Bellaiche joins I/S Danske Filmproducenter

    Festival veteran Lissy Bellaiche has been appointed head of sales for I/S Danske Filmproducenter, a company handling Nordic TV-rights for an extensive catalogue comprising many hundreds of Danish films from production outfits like Nordisk Film, Sandrew Metronome, Scanbox, Crone Film, Palladium and Dagmar Film. Bellaiche headed the Danish Film Institute's festival department for 20 years before she became festival coordinator for Zentropa-owned Trust Film Sales in February 2000. In addi
  • Bubble Boy

    Dir Blair Hayes. US 2001. 84 minsWhile deliberately tasteless comedies are fairly common - think The Producers, Blazing Saddles or the recent spate of gross-out teen comedies - it is difficult to recall a film as unintentionally in bad taste as Bubble Boy. Ostensibly a coming-of-age story about a young man who is born without an immune system and must spend his entire life within the confines of a germ-free plastic room, the film manages to offend just ab
  • Christmas Carol to premiere at Toronto

    Animated UK feature Christmas Carol: The Movie is to receive its world premiere at the forthcoming Toronto Film Festival, held Sept 6-15.The $12m Dickens adaptation is being sold internationally by the UK's Winchester Films, and is voiced by Nicolas Cage, Simon Callow, Michael Gambon, Rhys Ifans, Jane Horrocks, Juliet Stevenson and Kate Winslet, who makes her recording debut on the soundtrack..Directed by Jimmy Murakami, the film's backers include the Film Consortium, Sca
  • Chung reassigned at Media Asia Group

    Hong Kong film production and distribution company Media Asia Group has announced the reassignment of group managing director Thomas Chung, ending speculation that Chung would leave the company. At a board meeting last Friday, Chung was appointed as executive director, concentrating on producing The Touch, a $20 million joint venture between Media Asia and Michelle Yeoh's Mythical Films. Chung remains on Media Asia Group's (MAG) board, but stands down as managing director.
  • Delbaran

    Dir: Abolfazl Jailili. Iran/Japan 2001. 96mins Socially poignant and often visually poetic, Delbaran, the new Iranian film from the gifted helmer Abolfazl Jailili, was one of Locarno Festival's few undisputed artistic highlights. Continuing the tradition of recent Iranian films about children, the story centres on a 14-year-old Afghan refugee, caught in the political chaos that describes life on the border town which gives the feature its title. Though not as powerful
  • Distribution revs Alliance Atlantis revenues

    Alliance Atlantis Communications announced a record 91% increase in first quarter revenue at its Motion Picture Group. The big numbers -- $45.6m compared to $23.9m in the first quarter 2000 -- were driven by strong performances at the box office and in home video. In a statement, company CEO Michael McMillan credited features such as Bridget Jones's Diary, Blow, Spy Kids and Traffic - for delivering generating large audiences, as well as continued growth at Momentu
  • Dutch box office on the increase

    Cinema admissions in The Netherlands were up year-on-year for the first six months of 2001. Rising 5.7% from 10.6m in the first half of 2000 to 11.2m for the same period this year, ticket sales in the territory continue to show positive growth aided by strong performances from Bridget Jones's Diary ($4.7m to date), Pearl Harbor ($4.5m so far) and local hit Costa!, which grossed more than $3.9m (FL 9.3m) for distributor Amsterdam Film Distribution since opening on March 1.
  • Edinburgh 2001: a tale of too much TV

    The lacklustre state of British cinema was widely bemoaned at this year's Edinburgh international Film Festival where undemanding mainstream crowd-pleasers like Lucky Break and Crush unfurled alongside a range of productions judged eminently worthy of television transmission but unlikely to justify theatrical exposure. Early disappointment with the muddled coming of age tale Gabriel And Me, written by Billy Elliot's Lee Hall, soon spread to include Andrew Ko
  • Edward Noeltner joins Miramax Int'l as senior vp

    Edward Noeltner has joined Miramax International as senior vice president of sales and distribution, reporting directly to Miramax Films chairman of worldwide distribution Rick Sands.Noeltner, a well-known face on the international festival and market circuit, comes to Miramax from AB Svensk Filmindustri where he was senior vice president, international distribution, for the past two years. He also opened Svensk's office in Paris, where he was previously based. He will now relocate to
  • Executive Protection

    Not even a record-breaking heatwave combined with fierce US blockbuster competition could prevent local Swedish action-thriller, Executive Protection (Livvakterna) from drawing appreciative crowds and topping the Swedish box office last weekend.Despite reviews questioning the plausibility of the plot, about Eastern European gangsters threatening a Swedish businessman in Estonia, Anders Nilsson's follow-up to his 1999 success Zero Tolerance, grossed $338,577 from 83
  • Film Festival of India moves dates

    The government-sponsored International Film Festival of India now in its 32nd year is being held in Bangalore from Oct 10 - 20. The dates have been moved from early January to mid October to accommodate more International and Indian films. For the first time the festival will showcase Indian films and films made by non-resident Indians in a special section. It will also have a new market section with its own screening facilities.The festival announced that it will premiere Ba
  • Fireworks to release The Believer after Showtime

    Henry Bean's multiple award-winning The Believer will be released theatrically in the US in Jan 2002 by Fireworks Pictures through Independent Distribution Partnership (IDP) - despite and subsequent to its domestic premiere on Showtime in September.The controversial film, which stars Ryan Gosling as a former Yeshiva student turned neo-Nazi skinhead, won the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival and the Golden St George at the Moscow Film Festival and will play
  • Flanders Film Festival reveals jury line-up

    British actress Kate Ashfield (The War Zone), US actor Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator) and composer Barrington Pheloung (Hilary & Jackie) are confirmed as jury members at this year's 28th Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent (8-18 October 2001). They are joined by Tunisian filmmaker Moufida Tlatli, French actress Marie Lafôret, Cannes' Directors Fortnight co-founder Pierre-Henri Deleau, Italian film critic and journalist Maria Pia Fusco, Belgian actor Dirk
  • Gabriel And Me

    Dir: Usan Prayad. UK. 2001. 86 minsAdapted from Lee Hall's award-winning 1996 radio play I Luv You Jimmy Spud, Gabriel And Me is a maudlin coming of age drama tackling familiar Hall themes of bereavement, family unity and the transforming power of the imagination. Despite sensitive handling from director Usan Prayad and another accomplished performance from a teenage newcomer, it is unlikely to emulate the critical or commercial success enjoyed by Hall's previou
  • Garci announces The Story Of A Kiss

    Popular Spanish director and four-time Academy Award nominee Jose Luis Garci has announced his next feature, The Story Of A Kiss (Historia De Un Beso), set to shoot in northern Spain in October or November.The romantic drama will star Ana Fernandez (Alone), Alfredo Landa, Carlos Hipolito and youngster Manuel Lozano, star of last year's hit Butterfly.Garci co-wrote the script with his long-time collaborator Horacio Valcarcel. The director produces his own fil
  • Gas Attack takes Edinburgh by storm

    Topical, highly controversial Scottish production Gas Attack was named Best New British Feature at the Edinburgh International Film Festival closing ceremony on Sunday night. A first feature from former actor and theatre director Kenny Glenaan, it uses a documentary style to tell of a right-wing terrorist attack on the community of Turkish Kurd asylum seekers in Glasgow. It had faced competition from Crush, Lucky Break, The Lawless Heart and Asif Kapadia's much-admired
  • Germany pioneers new director opportunities

    Aspiring film-makers have it good in Germany. "No other country on earth enables so many film-makers to shoot their first film," says Gebhard Henke, head of the film department at the powerful Cologne-based public broadcaster WDR.Indeed, there are so many film prizes and stipends for young screenwriters, directors and producers that the up-and-coming generation has numerous ways to get the ball rolling on their pet projects. For example, the annual First Steps Award for German film sch
  • Germany's PAG buys stake in Swiss C-FILMS

    The German production grouping Producers' AG (PAG) has taken its first step on the path of its planned international expansion outside of Germany by taking a stake in the Swiss film and TV production house C-FILMS."C-FILMS is among the most successful production companies on the Swiss market and also has excellent references here such as the three-part docudrama Die Manns [in coproduction with Bavaria Film]", declared PAG's Chief Executive Officer Friedrich-Carl Wachs.Fou
  • Ghosts Of Mars

    Dir: John Carpenter. US. 2001. 98 mins. A sci-fi/horror yarn with a touch of Western thrown in, Ghosts Of Mars has the kind of cheerful genre tackiness that we've come to expect lately from the John Carpenter 'brand.' What it doesn't have, in sufficient quantity at least, is the sort of wit and story-telling craft that sometimes elevate the veteran director's features above the genre norm. With only a mid-level cast to tout, matching even the modest returns of Carpente
  • Historical epic's marketing Thai-in

    For a country relatively new to big-budget movie production, Thailand is surpassing even Hollywood in its marketing and cross-promotional efforts around the release of the historical epic Suriyothai. At lease eight major sponsors have contributed to a campaign that is estimated to cost more than $5.6m (BT250m)In addition to the series of tie-in books, T-shirts and poster merchandise, a host of major corporations are counting on the success of Thailand's most expensive and high-p
  • International box office

    Having long since disappeared from most territories The Mexican has made a late summer comeback with a wave of impressive international openings in several major European countries over the weekend (August 16-19). The romantic action comedy, which grossed $66.8m during its domestic run for DreamWorks SKG, opened in Germany and Switzerland on Thursday Aug 16 and Spain on Friday Aug 17. The film, boasting the marquee pairing of megastars Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts ,claimed top sp
  • Just 5% separates all US majors in first half

    US box office for the first six months of 2001 is up 7.6% against last year, with strong results from both winter and summer seasons. In addition, the top distributors are all more evenly matched than at any time in the last five years, with the difference between the market shares of the top and bottom ranked majors just five per cent.According to an analysis carried out by Screen Digest, the battle for distributor market share is more finely balanced than at any time since 1997, witn
  • Lantana lights up Melbourne Film Festival

    Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) audiences stuck by their homegrown talent and gave the crown of most popular film to Ray Lawrence's Lantana, which closes the Toronto International Film Festival in a couple of weeks. The next biggest crowd pleasers were, in order, Zacharias Kunuk's Canadian film Atanarjuat The Fast Runner, Robert Connolly's Australian film The Bank, Christine Jeffs' New Zealand film and Cannes competitor Rain, and Liv Ullmann's
  • Madden takes spotlight at Chichester Film Festival

    John Madden, director of Captain Corelli's Mandolin and Shakespeare In Love, heads the guest-list at the 10th Chichester Film Festival.Amelie, Battle Royale and Baise Moi are amongst the international titles screening at the event, which runs from August 23 to September 9. Other previews and premieres include Brotherhood Of The Wolf, from France, Iran's The Circle and Eureka, from Japan.UK films getting a screening include New
  • Mexico's IMCINE gives Spanish KWA first-look

    Madrid-based sales house KWA has signed a first-look deal on all forthcoming productions out of Mexican national film institute IMCINE. KWA will also handle worldwide rights on two recent IMCINE films, Streeters (De La Calle) and Violet Perfume (Perfume De Violetas), both of which made waves as top prize winners at this year's Guadalajara Film Festival. The deal gives KWA a key foothold in the booming Mexican market and forms part of founder and president Kevin Williams'
  • Movieline

    UK director Andrea Arnold's short film Dog has won the Jameson Short Film Award at the Brief Encounters short film festival, held Nov 14-18 in Bristol.Shot on High Definition, Dog is set on a South London estate, and tells the story of teenager who decides to leave her boyfriend after a brutal incident. The film is due for broadcast on both BBC2 and BBC Choice in 2002. Arnold has previously worked as a documentary filmmaker and has directed two drama shorts. The aw
  • New Country tops Nordic awards at Haugesund

    Swedish dramatic comedy The New Country bagged two major awards -- best film and best screenplay -- at the closing ceremony of the New Nordic Films, the prelude event to the Norwegian International Film Festival. The 29th edition rolls today until Sept. 1 in Haugesund.Swedish-Norwegian newcomer Geir Hansteen Joergensen originally directed The New Country as a four-hour TV-series for Swedish TV but producer Christer Nilson of Gota Film also had the director cut a feature v
  • New Zealand suffering from parallel imports

    The 1998 removal of parallel importation restrictions and the failure of the DVD zoning system are being substantially blamed for a box office battering in New Zealand. If the decline matches that experienced in Singapore, the only other OECD country where the theatrical window has effectively disappeared with the removal of the laws, provincial cinema closures are likely. That's what NZ Motion Picture Exhibitors Association president Mark Christensen told over 700 delegates gathered a
  • Norway's PM criticised for Cool And Crazy

    Norwegian prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, has been accused by the local media of double standards in his election campaign. Speaking passionately about film, music and cultural values, the PM praised the success of the crowd-pleasing documentary Cool And Crazy. Yet, according to Tom Remlov, former head of Norsk Film, which produced the film with Jan-Erik Gammleng's Barentsfilm, his praise stands in stark contrast to the fact that it was his very own government that recently cl
  • Oz's PBL suffers from One.Tel collapse

    Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd (PBL), one of Australia's big three entertainment and media companies, has revealed its first annual loss in over 10 years for the year ending June 30. The result, which was entirely expected, was largely due to the collapse of telecommunications company One.Tel earlier this year. PBL lost $45.3m (A$84.6m) compared to last year's after-tax profit of $173.4m (A$324m). PBL executive chair James Packer, who drove the substantial investment in One.Tel, descr
  • Paradise plans Russian exhibition boom

    Abstracted from the weekly edition of Screen InternationalRussian distributor Paradise Productions is set to become the country's leading exhibitor when it opens its new $3.7m, five-screen multiplex in central Moscow this autumn. Taken together with a single-screen cinema opened in Vyborg last week and two more complexes opening soon in the Moscow suburbs and in the Urals, the new $3.7m entertainment complex will take to 13 the number of screens operated by Paradise. That may be
  • PBL

    Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd (PBL), one of Australia's big three entertainment and media companies, has revealed its first annual loss in over 10 years for the year ending June 30. The result, which was entirely expected, was largely due to the collapse of telecommunications company One.Tel earlier this year. PBL lost $45.3m (A$84.6m) compared to last year's after-tax profit of $173.4m (A$324m). PBL executive chair James Packer, who drove the substantial investment in One.Tel, descr
  • People's Choice - Euro film award nominations

    Forty eight European directors and actors from Jean-Jacques Annaud to Ray Winstone have been nominated for this year's People's Choice Awards which will be presented during the European Film Awards in Berlin on December 1. Cinemagoers throughout Europe will have the chance to vote in three categories "Best European Director", "Best European Actress" and "Best European Actor" either via voting slips printed in selected European film magazines or by accessing Arthur Andersen's specially
  • Ricci joins Granada's Gathering

    Christina Ricci has signed to star in The Gathering, a $17m UK supernatural thriller, scheduled to start shooting on Sept 3 for Granada Film and Samuelson Productions. Directed by Brian Gilbert, the film will also star Kerry Fox, and rising UK actors Ioan Gruffudd, Stephen Dillane and Simon Russell Beale. The screenplay is written by Anthony Horowitz. Marc Samuelson and Peter Samuelson produce, along with Granada's Pippa Cross. Executive producers are Steve Christian, Sim
  • Rush Hour 2 jams Asian box office

    Rush Hour 2, the sequel to 1998's hit action comedy, has opened to strong figures in Hong Kong and Singapore. Hong Kong, which is the birth place of star Jackie Chan, rewarded the latest film from its biggest living international star with opening weekend figures of $714,559 on just 33 screens, a massive screen average of $21,653. The opening scored Rush Hour 2, which is distributed in the territory by Golden Scene, a 33% increase on the Hong Kong opening of its predecess
  • San Seb

    The San Sebastian International Film Festival (Sept 20-29) has unveiled the 21 titles set to compete for the Euros150,000 (pts25m) New Directors Award.Three of the films will compete in the Official Section, including: Lantana (Ray Lawrence, Australia), Magonia (Ineke Smits, Holland) and The Warrior (Asif Kapadia, United Kingdom).The remaining 18 films from first- or second-time directors will make up the New Directors section of the festival's Open Zone (Za
  • San Sebastian reveals competition line up

    The San Sebastian International Film Festival has announced 16 of the films which will compete in the official section of this year's 49th edition, which runs from September 20 to 29. The line-up, which will likely receive at least a couple of last minute additions, has a distinct European flavour. It also features one title each from the US and Australia and two each from Asia and Latin America. The films competing for the festival's top Golden and Silver Shell awards include:
  • San Sebastian's 21 films in New Directors slot

    The San Sebastian International Film Festival (Sept 20-29) has unveiled the 21 titles set to compete for the Euros150,000 (pts25m) New Directors Award.Three of the films will compete in the Official Section, including: Lantana (Ray Lawrence, Australia), Magonia (Ineke Smits, Holland) and The Warrior (Asif Kapadia, United Kingdom).The remaining 18 films from first- or second-time directors will make up the New Directors section of the festival's Open Zone (Za
  • Sarajevo anticipates exhibition growth

    The number of cinema screens in Sarajevo could more than double by the end of next year if plans to create the city's first multiplex are realised.Bosnian exhibitor-distributor-producer Forum Film Company, which currently operates three cinemas - Apolo, Tesla and Imperial - in Sarajevo, is planning to convert the former 1,000-seater Kino Dubrovnik into a five-screen complex with restaurants, cafes and a video store by autumn 2002.An operator of eight cinemas in Sarajevo before t
  • Suriyothai becomes Thailand's biggest hope

    Suriyothai, the most expensive Thai film ever to be produced, lived up to the furore surrounding its release with a three day opening gross (Aug 17-19) of $2.47m (Bt110m). According to distributor Saha-Mongkol, this shatters the previous opening record for a local film of $996,000 (Bt 43m) grossed by Nonzee Nimitbutr's hit Nang Nak.Gilbert Lim, executive vp of Saha-Mongkol said, "This is not the final figure since all the results for the 400 screens playing the film have
  • Swedish thriller sees off the competition

    Not even a record-breaking heatwave combined with fierce US blockbuster competition could prevent local Swedish action-thriller, Executive Protection (Livvakterna) from drawing appreciative crowds and topping the Swedish box office last weekend.Despite reviews questioning the plausibility of the plot, about Eastern European gangsters threatening a Swedish businessman in Estonia, Anders Nilsson's follow-up to his 1999 success Zero Tolerance, grossed $338,577 from 83
  • Szabo, Chelsom, Cox and Saura premiere at Toronto

    New films from Istvan Szabo, Peter Chelsom, Paul Cox and Carlos Saura will have their world premieres at the 26th Toronto International Film Festival, Sept. 6-15. At the final press conference before the event, Festival Director Piers Handling announced the titles rounding out the programme including Closing Night selection Lantana, from Australian director Ray Lawrence, making its international premiere.Szabo's Taking Sides stars Harvey Keitel and Stellan Skarsgard in a post-WW
  • Tanovic's No Man's Land takes top Sarajevo awards

    Local director Danis Tanovic triumphed at this year's Sarajevo Film Festival, winning both Best First Feature and Audience Award for his feature debt No Man's Land. The jury of UK actress Lena Headey, Croatian writer Miljenko Jergovic, and French fashion designer Agnes B declared that Tanovic's film showed "excellent acting, a shocking but humorous story and effective and precise directing" adding " Tanovic shows that it is possible to transform the horrifying subject of war int
  • Toronto World Premieres

    26th Toronto Int'l Film Festival-World Premieres and Int'l Sales by ProgrammeGALASDirectorCountryInt'l Sales contactHearts In AtlantisScott HicksUSCastle Rock: (1) 310 285 2300
  • UK film policy: a dissenting voice

    In the year or so since the demise of British Screen and the founding of the UK's Film Council former chief executive Simon Perry has remained silent. Now on Screendaily.com, he delivers an open letter to the UK's secretary of state for culture, media & sport, Tessa Jowell. An Open Letter to the Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media & SportDear Secretary of StateA kind of hush has descended on the British film community this year. The
  • UK film-makers urged to adopt lower budgets

    On the day that Danny Boyle's frenetic couplet of made-for-television DV films -- Strumpet and Vacuuming Completely Nude In Paradise -- had well-received industry screenings at Edinburgh, UK film-makers were urged to embrace lower budgets and "liberating" new styles of production. "A lot of what goes on in UK production is driven at times by the illusion that we are up there with the US," said Elemental Films' Owen Thomas at a panel discussion on new cinema and low budget
  • UK's Film Council says spending under budget

    Government-backed UK support body the Film Council has said that it will come in under budget at its first annual review in October after accusations that it exceeded personnel cost by more than 60%.The Film Council, which oversees National Lottery support for film activities, declined to reveal details about how its spending breaks down or what its budget is but said that it would be under budget overall. A spokesperson said that the Council's head count of 73-plus was - "like for lik
  • Venezuela's Oscars go for Three Nights

    Fernando Venturini's acclaimed thriller Three Nights (Tres Noches) swept the board at Venezuela's equivalent to the Oscars, the Premios de la Calidad 2001 awarded by state-backed local film institute, CNAC. Three Nights won eight out of its 13 nominations, including awards for Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Director of Photography (Hernan Toro), Editing (Miguel Angel Garcia) and Supporting Actor (Jean Carlos Lopez). Gustavo Balza's Caracas Amor A Muerte
  • Vif International launches German film fund

    Potsdam-based Vif International Films has launched its fourth tranche to raise Euro 50m from private individuals each investing a minimum of Euro 25,000 for the financing of internationally marketable feature film and television projects Among the projects set to benefit from this latest Vif fund are Broken Silence director Wolfgang Panzer's new feature Alexandra, the psychological thriller The Stare which already has France's Isabelle Huppert attached for the lead
  • Will Imax big screen fade to black'

    Imax Corp. is in serious trouble. Ten months after its stock lost 70% of its value and a week after announcing disastrous 2001 second-quarter results, the Toronto-based giant-screen purveyor has seen another precipitous price drop -- to an all-time low of $1.02 on the US Nasdaq on August 22. In August of 2000, it was trading in the $27 range.On Aug. 10, ratings agency Moodys severely downgraded the company's debt, saying that Imax was quickly eroding its cash base and increasing the li
  • Women directors to open Filmfest Hamburg

    Films by two up-and-coming female German directors, Vanessa Jopp and Nathalie Steinbart will open this year's Filmfest Hamburg (September 24-30). Engel & Joe, Jopp's first feature since graduating last year from Munich's Academy for Television & Film with the award-winning Vergiss Amerika (Forget America), will open the festival at a gala screening on September 24, after having its world premiere in competition at Montreal. Another new German talent will lau
  • X-mas

    Animated UK feature Christmas Carol: The Movie is to receive its world premiere at the forthcoming Toronto Film Festival, held Sept 6-15.The $12m Dickens adaptation is being sold internationally by the UK's Winchester Films, and is voiced by Nicolas Cage, Simon Callow, Michael Gambon, Rhys Ifans, Jane Horrocks, Juliet Stevenson and Kate Winslet, who makes her recording debut on the soundtrack..Directed by Jimmy Murakami, the film's backers include the Film Consortium, Sca

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