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30 April 2009

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  • Rambo V

    It is rumoured that the film’s plot involves Rambo’s daughter being kidnapped by cult leaders
  • A Heartbeat Away

    When his father is hit by a bus just four weeks before a major competition, Kevin is forced to become the musical director of his father’s brass band. He decides to give the band a rock ‘n’ roll make over.
  • Animal Kingdom

    The story of a bloody battle between the Melbourne underworld and police, and the ordinary lives caught in the middle.
  • Arctic Blast

    Sci-fi action about a mega ice fog which starts destroying everything in its path. Only a maverick US meteorologist and his small team of climate researchers based in Hobart Australia and the US can save the world from imminent destruction despite his need to reconcile with his family  
  • Being Dead

    A married couple are found murdered in the dunes. How did they come to be there? The film explores the themes of love and family, life and death, how we live our lives, and what we leave behind.
  • Beneath Hill 60 — The Silent War

    The extraordinary true story of Oliver Woodward. It’s 1916 and Woodward must tear himself from his new young love to go to the mud and carnage of the Western Front. Deep beneath the German lines, he and his secret platoon of Australian tunnellers fight to defend a leaking, labyrinthine tunnel system packed with enough high explosives to change the course of the War.
  • Britweek - Springboard for brits in LA

    It was three years ago that UK TV executive Nigel Lythgoe had the idea for an event “to celebrate everything British” in the US. American Idol, which Lythgoe was at the time executive producing after having developed the original British format for creator Simon Fuller, was at the peak of its ratings power, he recalls, “and then all of a sudden the British stars started coming over”.The British presence in US TV - and, as evidenced by the recent Slumdog Millionaire-do
  • Dark Sun

    Dark Sun tells the story of a couple, Santi and Nora, who are invited for dinner by one of Santi’s business clients, Fredi, who owns a house in the mountains. But the dinner turns into a mystery after Santi is seduced by Fredi’s wife Laura and it appears Nora has a previous link to Fredi. The next day Nora is gone, and Santi has to uncover why she has disappeared.
  • Der Sandmann Und Der Verlorene Traumsand

    Animation feature about the Sandman setting off with six-year-old Miko to retrieve the stolen dreamsand.
  • Guardians Of Ga’Hoole

    Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St Aggie’s who brainwash owlets into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga’Hoole, where they assist its noble, wise owls to fight the army created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie’s.
  • I Love You Too

    I Love You Too is a buddy movie about the meaning of relationships, the importance of male friendship and having the courage to pursue the one you love.
  • Ice

    Action thriller about an environmental scientist who is ignored after warning that a glacier in Greenland is melting due to drilling by a corporate energy company. In the Arctic to collect evidence, he realises humankind is under immediate threat, and races home to save his family  
  • La Inercia De Los Cuerpos

    The film follows the relationships between doctors and patients, focusing in particular on a doctor who makes a medical mistake that dramatically changes his life.
  • Lidice

    Based on historical events. A man escapes death in massacre by Nazi troops only because he is in prison for murder.
  • Pa Negre

    Based on Emili Teixidor’s award winning novel set in 1943 about a boy who has to choose between joining the Spanish Civil War’s victors or the Republicans, whom his family supported.
  • Poll

    A German girl befriends a revolutionary in 1914 Estonia.
  • Red Tails

    The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.
  • The Debt

    A Nazi war criminal is pursued by a group of agents who take the law into their own hands in order to bring their target to justice
  • The First Night On The Moon (La Prima Notte di Luna)

    A story of love between a Jewish emigre in America and an aspiring Russian cosmonaut, set during the Space Race between United States and the Soviet Union. 
  • The Reef

    Four friends whose boat capsizes on the Great Barrier Reef are stalked by a relentless 15-foot great white shark as they swim to land and safety  Based on true events
  • The Tree

     After the sudden death of her father, eight year old Simone shares a secret with her mother Dawn  she’s convinced her father whispers to her through the leaves of her favourite tree and he’s come back to protect them  When Dawn starts a relationship with George, the plumber, called in to remove the tree’s troublesome roots, and the branches of the tree start to infiltrate the house, the family are forced to make an agonizing but ultimately liberating decision
  • The Turin Horse

    An existential metaphor about death and pain. Inspired by Nietzsche’s experience in the Italian city of Turin.
  • Tomorrow When The War Began

    Action/drama about the lives of eight high school friends in a costal town which are suddenly and violently upended by a war that no-one saw coming  Cut off from their families and friends, these extraordinary teenagers must somehow learn to escape, survive and fight back
  • Uninhabited

    Supernatural thriller about a young couple go to an idyllic and uninhabited coral island for a romantic camping holiday, only to discover that they are not alone.
  • Universal Soldier III: The Next Generation

    In a continuation of the franchise started by Roland Emmerich in 1992, a special military unit must stop a plot to turn the Chernobyl nuclear plant into a giant dirty bomb.
  • Wu Ren Qu

    A young lawyer from the city travels alone to the no man’s land of the Gobi desert and encounters a series of adventures and an incident that challenges the boundary of human compassion.
  • 17 Again dethrones Hannah Montana in North American tween battle

    Zac Efron beat out his fellow tween idol Miley Cyrus to reign supreme as Warner Bros’ comedy 17 Againlaunched at number one with an estimated $24.1m opening weekend that gave Efron his second number one debut after High School Musical 3: Senior Year last October.
  • 23-F

    The film will tell the stories of several different characters caught up in the failed military coup of 1981 in Spain
  • 6 Sales picks up international rights to Exterminators

    Spanish sales company 6 Sales has picked up international rights excluding the US and India to UTV Motion Pictures’ Exterminators, starring Heather Graham, Jennifer Coolidge and Amber Heard.
  • 9 Leben

    Documentary about nine homeless people.
  • A new departure

    When Yojiro Takita’s Departures was named best foreign-language film at the Academy Awards ceremony on March 3 this year, there was a gasp of surprise from many. But four men sitting in the second mezzanine level of the Kodak Theatre were cheering with delight. For Paul Colichman, Stephen Jarchow, Mark Reinhart and Jonathon Aubry, the win was a major step forward in a new foreign-language initiative hatched at their company, Here Media, and its theatrical arm, Regent Releasing, early
  • A Piece of Land in Berlin

    A journey of two Brazilians who need to find relatives from around the world who have a piece of land in Berlin in common.
  • Acorda Brasil

    A violinist begins teaching at a public school on the outskirts of town and decides to put together an orchestra with his students – despite their impoverished backgrounds.
  • Aegis Film Fund to invest $50m in film productions

    Aegis Film Fund (Aegis), a newly launched debt fund in the UK, intends to invest up to $50 million in films, with a focus on high budget productions.
  • Aglaja

    The story of a young woman growing up in family of circus artists. Adaptation of the popular novel by Aglaja Veteranyi.
  • Alois Nebel

    A provincial train dispatcher is haunted by the ghosts of history and a murder.
  • American World Pictures entranced by Magic Man

    Los Angeles-based American World Pictures will introduce buyers in Cannes to the thrillerMagic Man starring Billy Zane, Armand Assante and newcomer Estelle Raskin.
  • American World Pictures picks up Just Peck

    Los Angeles-based sales company American World Pictures has picked up international rights to Michael A Nickles’s high school comedy Just Peck ahead of Cannes.
  • Anduni

    Emotional comedy about a young Armenian-Turkish woman coming to terms with her culture andbackground.
  • Aspacia

    A love story set in the 5th century BC.
  • Auf eigene Faust - Max Schmeling

    Biopic of the legendary heavyweight boxing champion Max Schmeling.
  • Australia's Footprint Films expands local distribution

    Australian producer John Maynard of Arenafilm has long distributed his own films, first in New Zealand and then in Australia. Now, Maynard and business partner Robert Connolly are expanding their distribution outfit Footprint Films to acquire and release third-party titles.“It moves us up the food chain and gets us away from being bottom feeders,” says Maynard of distributing his own films (his credits with Connolly include The Boys, The Bank and Romulus, My Fathe
  • Balibo

    Dir: Robert Connolly. Aus. 2009. 111 mins
  • Bambou

    Alain works in a bank and craves a child with his wife, Anna, who is more interested in her career as a well-known piano player. But everything turns upside down when the couple unexpectedly take in a lovely female dog, Bambou.
  • Biutiful

    Javier Bardem plays a shady character confronted by a childhood friend, now a policeman.
  • Black Death

    Medieval mystery thriller about a village spared by the plague.
  • Bleiberg takes international rights to The Vicious Kind

    Bleiberg Entertainment has acquired international rights to Lee Toland Krieger’s romantic thriller The Vicious Kindand will launch the film at the Cannes market.
  • Bottled Life

    Feature documentary charting the differetnt aspects of the bottled water market, focussing on Nestle’s business model for Nestle Pure Life and the opposition the company is facing.
  • Boxhagener Platz

    A film following the adventures of Grandma Otti and her 12-year-old grandson around East Berlin’s Boxhagener Platz in 1968.
  • Bullet proof

    The return of Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in the fourth The Fast And The Furious film - Fast & Furious - was never seen as a guarantee of success at the box office. Tokyo Drift, the third in the series, had underperformed and many viewed Universal’s fourth movie as too late to salvage the franchise.
  • Burke And Hare

    Based on a true story, a black comedy about two 19th century grave robbers who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school
  • Bus Palladium

    The story of the break-up of a French rock group spurred on by its two charismatic leaders.
  • Canadian filmmaker wins top prize at Nyon

    Canadian filmmaker Richard Brouillette’s study of neo-liberalism and democracy Encirclement won the Grand Prix at Nyon’s Visions du Reel documentary festival, which closed on April 30.
  • Canadian producers and ACTRA reach new deal

    Canadian actors and performers have secured a two per cent annual pay rise for the next three years after key industry bodies agreed to renew the Independent Production Agreement (IPA).
  • Cannes: Directors' Fortnight line-up

    Screen brings you the 2009 Directors’ Fortnight.
  • Cannes: Out Of Competition line-up

    Screen brings you the 2009 Out Of Competition line-up.
  • Captain Of The Sands

    A gang of street kids, known as Captains of the Sands, are hunted like common criminals in Bahia –even though they are just abandoned children.
  • Cemetery Junction

    In 1970’s England, three blue-collar friends spend their days joking, drinking and chasing girls. When one of them gets a new job as a door to door salesman and bumps into his old school sweetheart Julie, the gang are forces to make choices that will change their lives forever.
  • Centurion

    Roman epic about the ninth legion who marched into Scotland to deal with a tribe called The Picts, only to disappear without a trace
  • Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey made EIFF patron

    BAFTA and Oscar nominated cinematographer, Seamus McGarvey has been made an Edinburgh International Film Festival patron.
  • City Island

    Dir/scr. Raymond De Felitta. US.  2009. 103 mins
  • Coco Before Chanel (Coco Avant Chanel)

    Dir: Anne Fontaine. 2009. France. 108mins.
  • Coco sashays into France as Germany embraces Comrade Couture

    France:Coco Before Chanel opened on April 22 for 67,713 admissions in its first day, about 30,000 less than Zac Efron vehicle 17 Again. The film is playing on 424 screens and has received strong reviews from most of the mainstream press. In the picture, Audrey Tautou stars as the eponymous fashion designer in the tale of Chanel before she became an icon.Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s Still Walkingbrought in 4,282 spectato
  • Cold Souls, Year One bookend 14th Nantucket festival

    Sophie Barthes’ soul trade mystery Cold Souls starring Paul Giamatti and Harold Ramis’ comedy Year One with Jack Black and Michael Cera bookend the 14th Annual Nantucket Film Festival, set to run from June 18-21.
  • Conan

    The tale of Conan the Cimmerian and his adventures across the continent of Hyboria. Based on the character created by Robert E. Howard.
  • Confucius

    A biopic of sage and philosopher Confucius. In the chaotic era at the end of Zhou, lords divided the kingdom into small states, each vying for the leading spot through battles. Confucius travelled through the states trying to change the situation trying to influence people through his philosophies.
  • Coppola turns down out-of-competition Cannes slot for Tetro

    Francis Ford Coppola has confirmed that he has declined an invitation to screen his Argentina-set family drama Tetro out of competition in Cannes.
  • Cosa Voglio Di Piu

    A young woman with a stable life and relationship begins a passionate love affair with a married man.
  • Crank: High Voltage

    Dirs. Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor. US. 2009. 95 mins
  • Danish director Per Fly completes line-up for latest production

    Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist and Marcin Dorosinski, the Polish actress, have completed the cast forThe Woman That Dreamed About A Man, the new international production from Danish director PerFly.
  • Das Schweigen

    A 13 year old girl vanishes in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The situation forces those involved in the original case to face their past.
  • Delphis picks up world sales on Norwegian hit Orps The Movie

    Montreal-based international sales outfit Delphis Films has picked up world sales rights for Atle Knudsen’s Norwegian family hit Orps The Movie in advance of its international market debut at Cannes.
  • Der böse Onkel

    Based on Odermatt’s own play, a gripping story about sexual abuse, coming of age and being the outsider in a rural community in Switzerland
  • Der Mondmann

    Animated Adaptation of Tomi Ungerer’s children’s classic Moon Man.
  • Die Kommenden Tage

    Story of a young woman and her family in the near future
  • Die Kommenden Tage (The Days to Come)

    Political family drama about a young woman and her family travelling into the near future
  • Die Teufelskicker (The Devil's Kickers)

    Family entertainment, based on books by Frauke Nahrgang
  • Dirty Love

    A 49 years old female musician who fights a serious kidney condition faints on the stage during a tour in Recife, where she meets the man who can save her.
  • Distant Horizon picks up Butcher for North America

    Upstart Korean production and distribution company INew Entertainment has sold Kim Jin-Won’shorror feature debut The Butcher to Distant Horizon for North American distribution.
  • Domestic

    A bitter comedy of four stories about people and their relationships with pets.
  • Don McKellar wins Writers Guild of Canada prize for Blindness

    Screenwriter and actor Don McKellar won the Canadian Screenwriting Award for Blindnessas the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) celebrated the best of writing in Canadian film and television.
  • Dread

    College students making a documentary about what people dread in life, but they don’t realize thattheir partner witnessed his parents being murdered by an ace-wielding lunatic and wants to makepeople experience his own personal horror
  • Dschungelkind (Jungle Child)

    Adapted from the childhood memories of a German woman who lived with her family in the jungle of Western New Guinea from the age of five to 17. 
  • East-West Fusion

    India-US production consultancy Nuclear Mango is looking to bridge the gap between the Bollywood and Hollywood industries.
  • EIFF to welcome Bollywood star Sharmila Tagore

    The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) to interview Bollywood star Sharmila Tagore about her cinema career and work with the UN
  • El Idioma Imposible

    Based on the novel by Francisco Casavella about a couple’s intense and destructive relationship set in the 1980s.
  • El Mal Ajeno

    A doctor drives one of his patients to suicide.
  • Eloise In Paris

    Based on the 1950s children book about a girl who travels to Paris for fashion week and then finds herself chasing after a stolen dress
  • ESPN claims first Tribeca deal with The Lost Son Of Havana

    In the first announced acquisition of Tribeca 2009, ESPN said it had taken TV rights for its ESPN Films division to the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival selection The Lost Son Of Havana, set to get its world premiere on Thursday evening [April 23].
  • EuropaCorp appoints Steve Rubin as international marketing chief

    EuropaCorp, the French film company founded by Luc Besson, has appointed industry veteran SteveRubin to head a newly created international marketing division.
  • Even The Rain

    The story follows two filmmakers who set out to uncover the myth of Christopher Columbus and resistance to colonial power by Indian rebel Hatuey, but instead get embroiled in a modern revolt against Western multinationals in the Bolivian Water Wars.
  • Fais-moi plaisir

    A man’s girlfriend insists he sleep with another woman.
  • Fanny Ardant's debut film added to Cannes line-up

    The Cannes Film Festival has added a special out of competition screening for the directorial debut by legendary French actress Fanny Ardant.
  • Fantastic Films boards Sam Steele And The Junior Detective Agency

    Luke Perry and M Emmet Walsh have joined the cast of Sam Steele And The Junior Detective Agency, which worldwide sales agent Fantastic Films International will introduce in Cannes.
  • Fantastic Films International, Silver Hills Pictures team up for Cannes

    Roxane Barbat and Fred deWysocki’s Los Angeles-based Fantastic Films International has signed a multi-picture worldwide distribution deal with Indianan family entertainment producers Silver Hills Pictures.
  • Fast & Furious approaching $170m for UPI as summer season looms

    Universal/UPI’sFast & Furious has raced to $153.1m and should cross $170m through what is expected to be solid holdover business this weekend.
  • Fast & Furious is overseas champ again and cruises towards $150m

    Universal/UPI’sFast & Furious maintained pole position at the international box office as an estimated $36m weekend haul confirmed it as the biggest international and worldwide film in the action series on $145m and $281m, respectively.
  • Favela High-Tech

    A young and beautiful Brazilian girl of Japanese descendent arrives in Japan with dreams of becoming a model but ends up in a nightclub working as a high-class prostitute.
  • Fighting

    Dir: Dito Montiel. US. 2009. 105 mins.
  • Film In Serbia launches at California's Locations Trade Show

    A consortium of more than 20 Serbian production companies backed by the USAID Serbia Competitiveness Project announced the conception of Film In Serbia at the Locations Trade Show in Santa Monica over the weekend.
  • Finnish Film Foundation hands out $1.7m

    The Finnish Film Foundation has supported four features, including two international co-productions, with $1.7m (€1.34m).
  • First Ticino Film Prize to be presented at Locarno

    The Swiss canton of Ticino is presenting its Film Prize (Premio Cinema Ticino) during this year’s Locarno Film Festival (August 5-15).
  • Focus and Universal Pictures strike deal with UFA Cinema

    Focus Features International (FFI) and Universal Pictures International (UPI) have formed a distributionand co-financing partnership with German film production and distribution operationUFA Cinema(UFA).
  • Focus Features International adds Mike Leigh to Cannes slate

    Focus Features International has added Mike Leigh’s untitled new film to its Cannes slate after boarding worldwide rights excluding UK free television.
  • Foreign Affairs

    Thriller involving a young French woman diplomat and industrial espionage.
  • Forget Me Not

    A bittersweet modern day love story featuring a sweeping London backdrop; two strangers meet and over the course of one night & morning a series of events happen that will change their lives forever.
  • Fox confirms the end of Fox Atomic as stand-alone label

    Fox Filmed Entertainment confirmed today [April 20] that it has shut down its genre label Fox Atomic as a stand-alone production division as it disclosed further details about the closure.
  • Fox's Wolverine sinks its claws into global box office

    The summer season arrives this weekend with 20th Century Fox’s global release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which has one week to establish itself before PPI/Paramount launches Star Trek across the world the following weekend.
  • France reintroduces internet piracy bill

    The anti-piracy Creation and Internet Law was reintroduced in the French Parliament yesterday (April 29) following its rejection earlier this month.
  • Franny & Joe (working title)

    A father and daughter try to improve their relationship following the death of the mother.
  • Freche Mädchen 2

    Sequel of box office hit Cheeky Girls exploring trials and tribulations of a group of teenage girls.
  • Frederic Boyer appointed as Directors' Fortnight artistic director

    The Societe des Realisateurs de Films (SRF), the organisation behind Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight, has appointed Frederic Boyer as artistic director.
  • Freestyle

    A love story between an urban freestyle basketball player and an Oxford university bound school girl, whose mother doesn’t approve of the relationship.
  • Fuga Mortis

    An adolescent hustler tries to save his sister from the streets, and discovers his best option is to kill one of his grandfather’s ageing comrades.
  • Geoff Gilmore and Jane Rosenthal discuss Tribeca's new direction

    Geoff Gilmore had one of the film world’s most coveted jobs as director of the Sundance Film Festival. So it was a surprise to many when he announced in February he would leave after nearly two decades to join Tribeca Enterprises, the for-profit media company which operates the Tribeca Film Festival (at home and abroad) and Tribeca Cinemas.
  • GFI announces winter grant recipients

    The Global Film Initiative has chosen seven film-makers from a pool of 66 candidates from 33 countries to receive production funding during the winter 2009 granting cycle.
  • Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past

    Dir: Mark Waters. US. 2009. 100 mins
  • Glückliche Fügung

    A woman’s new partner just seems too good to be true.
  • GreeneStreet secures four-year credit facility through CIT Group

    New York-based GreeneStreet Films has arranged a four-year secured revolving credit facility with bank holding company CIT Group Inc.
  • Gullivers Travels

    Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens
  • Gustav

    A Red Army soldier returns home from Berlin and finds German girl hiding in the Siberian forest.
  • Habermann

    In 1938 in a small village in Sudetenland, a mill owner marries a beautiful Czech woman who is half Jewish. Although not interested in politics or ideology, they will soon be steamrolled by the insanity of war.
  • Hanni und Nanni (The O'Sullivan Twins)

    Family entertainment, based on books by Enid Blyton
  • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2

    The last novel in the Harry Potter series, which has been split into two parts.
  • Hier

    A forty something highway engineer is sent on a job only to bump into the love of his life after 20 years
  • Hollywood is a 'cornerstone in America's creative economy' says MPAA

    Hollywoodis a “cornerstone in America’s creative economy”, according to Dan Glickman, chairmanand chief executive of the Motion Picture Association of America.
  • Hong Kong film festival announces shorter run for 2010

    The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) has announced that the 34th edition of the festival will run over 16 days in 2010 (March 21-April 6), compared to the 23-day run it had this year.
  • How does the UKFC spend its money?

    The UKFC has an annual budget of just over £60m, with around 46% coming from lottery funds, 40% from government support through grants, and the remainder from investments and other sources.
  • Humpday

    Dir: Lynn Shelton. US. 2009. 92mins.
  • I Grew Up in Mangueira

    Sound is the leading element of the story telling in this documentary that goes beyond carnival and samba.
  • I´d Receive The Worst News From Your Beautiful Lips

    A middle-aged photographer leaves behind the city of São Paulo and his professional dissatisfaction as a paparazzo and settles down in a small gold town in the state of Pará, in Northern Brazil.
  • Iceland boost funding incentive to 20%

    Iceland has increased its production incentive scheme from 14% to 20% to encourage the film and TV industries to shoot in the country.
  • IFC picks up US rights to supernatural thriller The Skeptic

    FC Films has acquired US rights to Tennyson Bardwell’s supernatural thriller The Skeptic and will release through its IFC In Theaters VOD platform on April 29.
  • Ilich - The Story Of Carlos

    Biopic on the international terrorist known as Carlos, The Jackal
  • Im Alter Von Ellen

    Life takes an unexpected turn for a stewardess in her 40s
  • Image acquires US rights to British crime thriller The Crew

    Image Entertainment has acquired all US rights from UK-based Foundation Films to the British crime thriller The Crewstarring Scot Williams and Stephen Graham.
  • In the Loop among 20 titles to get UKFC distribution support

    British films In the Loop and Is Anybody There? received Prints and Advertising funding from the UKFilm Council.
  • In The Loop, Lost In Rio bookend Seattle Film Festival

    Armando Iannucci’s political satire In The Loop and Michel Hazanavicius’ spy spoof sequel OSS 117: Lost In Rio bookend the 35th Seattle International Film Festival, set to run from May 21-June 14.
  • It's A Wonderful Afterlife

    Comedy about an Indian mother whose obsession with marrying off her daughter leads her to extreme lengths – and suddenly a police hunt begins for a serial murderer who cooks a killer curry.
  • Iwana Chronis joins Hubert Bals Fund

    The International Film Festival Rotterdam has appointed Iwana Chronis as manager of the Hubert Bals Fund (HBF), which supports filmmakers in developing countries.
  • Jerry Cotton

    Cool FBI agent chasing crooks through 1960s New York
  • Jucy

    Jackie and Lucy (JUCY) are best-friends-forever and have little room for anything else, including growing up. Their cute, witty womance takes you on a roller coaster ride through the highs and lows of putting all your friendship eggs in one basket.
  • Jud Süss – Film Ohne Gewissen (working title)

    Biopic of life of actor Ferdinand Marian and the making of the propaganda film Jud Suess in 1939.
  • July 10 New York platform for Yoo-Hoo, Mrs Goldberg

    International Film Circuit in association with The Ciesla Foundation will release Aviva Kempner’s documentary Yoo-Hoo, Mrs Goldberg on July 10 at New York City’s Lincoln Plaza Cinema.
  • Just The 3 Of Us (Nous Trois)

    Ten-year-old Sebastien worships his mother but pays little attention to his father, a failed inventor who’s never around. When a new neighbour moves in next door, Sebastien thinks he’s discovered his mother’s prince charming.
  • Just Us Derek Rocco Barnabei

    English language death row drama of Derek Rocco Barnabei - an American of Italian descent, who, with the help of an Italian journalist, appealed to Italians for solidarity in fighting the death penalty for a crime for which he claimed innocence.
  • Karlovy Vary announces first competition titles

    The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has announced the first titles in the competition line-upfor its 44th edition.
  • Kin

    They’re anything but ordinary: they’re deviant, deluded and dangerously familiar. They’re KIN, just thank God they’re not yours …
  • King Of Bastøy

    In the winter of 1915, a riot among the 8-18-year-old inmates of the boys’ detention centre of Bastøy, in the Oslo fjord, is crushed by Norwegian troops
  • Korea’s Showbox picks up trio ahead of Cannes

    Showbox Mediaplex has picked up international rights to art heist mystery Insadong Scandal, hardcore thriller Missing and omnibus film Five Senses Of Eros.
  • La Cle Des Champs

    A bored young man on vacation at his cousins’ country home finds a secret enclave filled with strange creatures and makes it his “kingdom.” One day, a young girl wanders by and although he initially resents her presence, the two become accomplices.
  • Le Cameleon

    The incredible true story of Frédéric Bourdin who passes himself off as Nicolas Barclay, a 13 year old American who disappeared three years earlier. Nicolas’ family takes him in leaving Interpol and the FBI completely stunned.
  • Le Dernier Pour La Route

    An adaptation of Hervé Chavalier’s autobiography about his battle with alcoholism.
  • Le Pacte acquires French rights to Spring Fever

    Le Pacte has picked up the French distribution rights to Lou Ye’s Spring Fever.
  • Le Petit Nicolas

    Based on the best-selling books by Sempe. Little Nicolas has a fantastic life until one day when he overhears his parents talking and believes his mother to be pregnant leaving his imagination to run wild.
  • Let The Old Dying Ones Give Way To The New Dying Ones

    In a village where people don’t die lives a woman who is willing to die. But she will only be allowed to die when she finds someone to replace her.
  • Lionsgate and Relativity Media unveil US distribution deal

    Lionsgate and Relativity Media have finalised their multi-year distribution deal that has been the subject of rumours for several weeks.Under the terms of the deal Lionsgate will acquire up to five titles per year from Relativity’s single picture business, building on a relationship that has already seen the release of 3:10 To Yuma, Forbidden Kingdom and The Bank Job.The alliance kicks off later this year with the release of Brothe
  • Liv Ullman to star in Bergman sequel

    Norwegian director-actress Liv Ullmann, the muse of filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, will star in Swedishdirector’s Stig Bjorkman’s Scenes From An Artistry (Scener Ur Ett Konstnärskap), the sequel to ImagesFrom The Playground (Bilder Från Lekstugan).
  • London Boulevard

    In London, an ex con gets involved with a reclusive actress.
  • Lope

    An action adventure about the early life of Lope De Vega, 16th Century Spanish playwright and poet, famous for his romantic comedies written and performed in the Golden Age of theatre
  • Lorber HT Digital picks up US rights to spiritual activism doc Fierce Light

    Lorber HT Digital has acquired all US rights to Velcrow Ripper’s spiritual activism documentary Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action ahead of its premiere at Hot Docs in Toronto next week.
  • Lou

    A young girl finds love through a dangerous game with her grandfather, who has Alzheimer’s.
  • Lucky Monkey Pictures adds The Land Of Enchantment to slate

    New York, London and Buenos Aires-based Lucky Monkey Pictures has lined up comedy The Land Of Enchantment to be directed by Hamlet 2’s Andy Fleming.
  • Mad Bastards

    Performances and stories from real people in the Kimberley are woven through the music of legendary Broome musicians The Pigram Brothers.
  • Mademoiselle Chambon

    Jean leads a pretty ordinary life with his loving wife and son. One day, as he’s picking up Jérémy from school, he stumbles upon Mademoiselle Chambon. This chance encounter will be a turning point in his well organized life.
  • Mano (working title)

    A boy’s transition from childhood into adolescence in the large metropolis of São Paulo.
  • Market Correction

    The Wall Street Journal caused panic declaring the death of international sales but cost-effective, marketable films can still secure pre-sales.
  • Market Report - Australia and New Zealand

    When it comes to English-language films, audiences in Australia and New Zealand have their preferences: they do not particularly like horror films but are seduced by all things British, particularly sumptuous period dramas, comedies and everything produced by Working Title. From 2008, this translated into big figures for Atonement, The Duchess, The Other Boleyn Girl and The Bank Job.
  • Market Report - Brazil

    Brazil is one of the world’s fastest growing markets. It boasts a booming middle class with disposable income to spend in an ever-increasing number of multiplexes watching a wide variety of new releases. The total box office grew 2.1% in 2008 from the year before to $31.9m, with admissions up a slight 0.3% year on year.Films from the US dominate, with local titles snagging a decent size of the market. In 2008, 13 Brazilian titles featured in the top 100. Five foreign (non-US) films mad
  • Market Report - Spain

    The two stand-out foreign films of the 2008 Spanish box office were Matteo Garrone’s Cannes award-winner Gomorrah ($2.8m) and Stefan Ruzowitzky’s Oscar-winning Austrian title The Counterfeiters ($3.2m). Both were controversial titles which benefited from wide marketing campaigns.Additionally, the foreign films that perform well in Spain tend to be the high-profile festival successes. Last year, Cristian Mungiu’s 2007 Palme d’Or winner, 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Da
  • Market Report Germany

    With around 30 releases a year, the German market was the third most important for French films abroad, after the US and Russia, with 5.6 million tickets sold according to Unifrance. Asterix At The Olympic Games and Welcome To The Sticks were the two top French-language performers in Germany last year.Over the past few years, certain French directors, such as Francois Ozon, Louis Leterrier and Cedric Klapisch, have acquired ‘brand’ status with German cinema-goers: six
  • Market report UK

    Festival gems perform well in the UK, but usually far outside the top 100.
  • Maschi Contro Femmine, Femmine Contro Maschi (Men Versus Women, Women Versus Men)

    The synopsis is currently under wraps for this two-film project by comedy master Fausto Brizzi, the two films that mean “Men vs Women”and “Women vs Men” will be shot concurrently.
  • Match Factory picks up Cannes-bound Kinatay

    Germany’s The Match Factory has picked up international rights to Brillante Mendoza’s Kinatay, which has been selected to screen in competition at Cannes.
  • Me and My Umbrella

    A great adventure in the last day of the school holidays.
  • Media Asia adds Dante Lam, Ning Hao titles to Cannes slate

    Hong Kong-based Media Asia Distribution is bulking up its Cannes slate with a new project from hotHong Kong action director Dante Lam and Chinese director Ning Hao’s smash hit comedy CrazyRacer.
  • Meet the new Dirty Harry

    On a grey February morning at Elstree film studios just outside London, the crew on the set of UK film Harry Brown are gearing up for a particularly harrowing scene. Michael Caine, on the other hand, is doing John Wayne impressions. It is appropriate, given the film is dubbed an “urban western”.
  • Memories of Anna Frank – Reflections Of A Childhood Friend

    English language film based on Hanneli Goslar’s memories of Anne Frank made into a book by American author Alison Leslie Gold that chronicles the friendship between Frank and Goslar inAmsterdam before the war. The story leads to the unfortunate depths of Bergen Belsen where the ex-school mates face starkly different destinies.
  • MGM Networks launches localised HD Channel in Brazil

    MGM Networks is launching a Portuguese-language version of its MGM HD Channel on SKY Brazil, offering a round-the-clock library of films in 1080i high definition.
  • Milos Forman to head jury for 4th Rome Film Festival

    The International Rome Film Festival has announced celebrated director Milos Forman as president of the jury for the upcoming 4th edition, which runs from October 15 – 23.
  • Miracle Seller

    A recovering alcoholic attempts to help two child refugees escape from Chechnya to Paris
  • Moscow

    A documentary about a theatre group from Belo Horizonte that is working on a play that will never open: an adaptation of Anton Tchekcov’s The Three Sisters.
  • My Country

    Two brothers are forced to reunite when their father dies and they find out that they have a sister, a mentally disturbed girl, who has lived in a private mental institute all her life.
  • My Last Five Girlfriends

    Dir. Julian Kemp. UK. 2009. 87mins.
  • My Sweet Orange Tree

    A six-year-old boy establishes a confident relationship with an orange tree, after being submitted to a violent episode
  • Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang

    The sequel to the 2005 Nanny McPhee
  • National Geographic, Imagenation Abu Dhabi join Exclusive, Spitfire on Weir's The Way Back

    National Geographic Entertainment and Imagenation Abu Dhabi have joined Exclusive Media Group and Spitfire Pictures to produce Peter Weir’s second world war escape thriller The Way Back.
  • NEHST Studios boards supernatural thriller The Pale Horsemen

    Larry Meistrich’s production, financing and distribution company NEHST Studios has acquired film rights to Sandrunner Entertainment’s supernatural thriller The Pale Horsemen
  • Never Let Me Go

    An alternate history story of a woman, who, as she reflects on her private school years in the English countryside, reunites with her twofriends to face the dark secrets tied to their communal past.
  • Newsmakers (Goryachie Novosti)

    Dir. Anders Banke. Russia/Sweden. 2009. 110mins.
  • Norwegian Film Institute supports Chopin

    Norway’s Storm Studios will co-produce Chopin, a $6.6m (NOK 43m) fully-animated feature from UK’s BreakThru Films, which will be released for composer’s 200th anniversary in 2010.
  • Nunca Antes na História deste País

    Brazilian politicians fight for power and, once they have it, they use the state’s money and contracts with private companies to enforce corrupt practices.
  • O Bem Amado

    Comedy about a Brazilian politician who builds a cemetery in a town where nobody ever dies.
  • On File

    A 40-year-old middle class woman is kidnapped by a young convict when she is leaving hospital after surgery.
  • On the fast track

    UPI’s Fast & Furious stepped up a gear over the Easter weekend to climb to the top of the international chart, grossing $45.2m, up 47% week-on-week. It has now grossed $90.1m after two weeks on release, playing on more than 5,000 screens in 50 territories.
  • One night in 67

    A documentary about the final of the third TV Record Brazilian Popular Music Festival that was held on the night of 21 October 1967, when some of the most important names in Brazilian music were at the peak of their careers.
  • Paraísos Artificiais

    The story of two middle-class brothers who become involved in the international trafficking of synthetic drugs
  • Potter star Jason Isaacs joins the cast of Skeletons

    Jason Isaacs, who plays Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, has joined the cast of Skeletons,which is currently shooting in Derbyshire. He joins cast members Ed Gaughan, Andrew Buckley andPaprika Steen.
  • Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time

    Based on a video game, which follows an adventurous prince who teams up with a rival princess tostop an angry ruler unleashing a sandstorm that could destroy the world
  • Princess Pictures makes feature debut with I Love You Too

    Australian TV production company Princess Pictures is making its first foray into features with romantic comedy I Love You Too, set to star US actorPeter Dinklage (Death At A Funeral) and Australia’s Brendan Cowell (Noise).
  • Quincas

    A 50 years old man suddenly decides to throw all the old rules and principles out the window and leaves his home and family to move to a slum in Salvador.
  • Qu'un seul tienne et les autres suivront

    The destinies of three people come together in the visiting room of a prison.
  • Rachel

    Dir. Simone Bitton. France, Belgium. 2008. 100mins.
  • Revolver merges marketing across departments

    Revolver has appointed Tom Clark as head of marketing across theatrical and home entertainment. 
  • Revolver releases first UK DVD with digital copy

    Revolver Entertainment is the first UK distributor to provide digital files on its DVD releases.
  • Rien De Personnel to open Cannes Critics' Week

    Rien De Personnel, the first feature by Mathias Gokalp, will open the 48th edition of Cannes Critics’Week, organisers announced on Monday (April 20).
  • Road Train

    Four friends in the outback commandeer a road train to escape from a murderer, but what they discover is far more terrifying than anything on that lonely road.
  • Room In Rome

    The story revolves around a passionate, romantic encounter between two women in a hotel room in Rome, one soon to marry, the other with two children.
  • Roque Santeiro

    Adaptation of a successful Brazilian soap opera that was aired in 1985 by TV Globo.
  • Rosa Morena

    Follows the steps of a Danish gay man to Brazil, where he hopes to be able to adopt a child.
  • Run If You Can

    A love triangle puts a friendship to the test.
  • SAG board to recommend "Yes" vote on contract agreement

    The long-running stand-off between Hollywood’s actors and producers took a step closer to resolution last night [April 19] when the Screen Actors Guild’s board of directors approved a tentative deal struck wih producers late last week.
  • Sailing into trouble?

    Since it set sail in the UK on April 1, Working Title’s The Boat That Rocked has been navigating choppy waters in a handful of international markets.
  • Scarlet Moon

    The lives of two sisters change forever when one of them is raped and becomes pregnant somewhere in the Brazilian backlands, where people believe the pregnancy is a miracle.
  • Screen Australia agrees to finance Reef, Swerve

    Screen Australia has agreed to finance Andrew Traucki’s thriller The Reef, about four friends being stalked by a Great White shark, and Swerve from writer-director Craig Lahiff.
  • Sea Change

    An art expert delves into the biography of a controversial painter who disappeared 50 years ago and suddenly starts feeling his presence.
  • Second Origin

    The earth is destroyed leaving only two survivors who have to recreate a new world.
  • Sex And Drugs And Rock & Roll

    Biopic of UK singer Ian Dury, who was crippled by Polio aged 10 butwith dogged determination became one of the founders of the punkmovement in the 1970s
  • Shock Tactics

    Action sequel Crank: High Voltage was the highest new entry in Screen International’s chart this week at number four.
  • Shoreline brings Strength And Honour to Cannes

    Shoreline Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to Mark Mahon’s debut feature Strength And Honour and will commence sales in Cannes.
  • Sky Sitney appointed as artistic director of Silverdocs Festival

    The AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Festival has appointed Sky Sitney as artistic director. She willtake over the role immediately.
  • Sony acquisitions division has taste for Blood: The Last Vampire

    Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group (SPWAG) has picked up all North American rights to East Wing Holdings Corp and SAJ’s Blood: The Last Vampire.
  • South Solitary

    A dramatic, windswept romance about the great need for companionship and hope.
  • Star Trek

    Dir: JJ Abrams. US. 2009. 125 mins.
  • Star Trek reviews boldly praise Abrams' remake

    JJ Abrams’ $150m Star Trek has received glowing praise from early reviews following its UK premierein London last night (April 20). Critics claim it will revitalise the franchise.
  • Star Trek's Mexican release hit by flu epidemic

    Paramount has cancelled its Mexican release of Star Trek, which was set for May 8, because of the swine flu epidemic.
  • Stay Cool

    Dir. Michael Polish. US. 2009 109 minutes
  • Stranded (Djinns)

    Soldiers are sent on a rescue mission in the Sahara. Trapped in a sand storm and isolated from their commander, they seek shelter in an uncharted village where an invisible threat comes out from the desert - the Djinns.
  • StudioCanal appoints key staff at Optimum and Kinowelt

    StudioCanal has made a series of senior appointment at its affiliates Optimum Releasing and Kinowelt.
  • Summit hires David Slade to direct third Twilight film

    David Slade has been hired to direct The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third in Summit Entertainment’s Twilight series based on the novels by Stephenie Meyer.
  • Summit launches four at Cannes including new Pattinson romance

    Summit Entertainment is presenting four new titles to buyers at Cannes this year including two new Summit productions - a romantic drama starring Twilightsensation Robert Pattinson and a generational love story set in Italy starring Amanda Seyfried.
  • Sweden launches summer campaign for local releases

    The Swedish Film Institute is backing local films with a $310,000 (SEK 2.5m) support campaign this summer.
  • Swedish director Runge jumps from Simon And The Oaks

    Swedish award-winning director Björn Runge has walked out on the $5m (SEK 45m) production of Simon And The Oaks (Simon Och Ekarna), claiming the film’s producers were limiting his freedom.
  • Taiwan enacts controversial "three strikes" copyright law

    Taiwan’s legislature has passed an amendment to the Copyright Act to authorise a controversial”three strikes and you’re out” policy for online intellectual property violations.
  • Taras Bulba tops $14m in Russia and Ukraine

    Director Vladimir Bortko’s epic adventure Taras Bulba grossed $1.6m in Russia and Ukraine over the weekend.
  • Tauben Auf Dem Dach (working title) (Pigeons On The Roof/working title)

    Screwball comedy with two actors playing eight roles.
  • Tell Tale

    Dir. Michael Cuesta, US, 2009, 92 min
  • Temporary Hell

    The re-encounter of two friends who spent their childhood together in a small town at Minas Gerais but took different paths in life. A few days before Christmas Eve they meet and start questioning who made the best choices.
  • Tenth edition of the IIFAs to be held in Macau in June

    The organisers of the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFAs) have announced that the tenth edition of the awards will be held June 11-13 in Macau.Nominees for best film include blockbusters Ghajini, Jodhaa Akbar, Race and Dostana, along with less traditional films such as Rock On, about a group of young professionals reforming their college band, and terrorist drama A Wednesday.The itinerant IIFAs, which aim to prom
  • The Big Soldier

    A foot soldier and a general from rival states became the sole survivors of a war.
  • The Debt

    In 1965, three young Israeli Mssad agents on a secret mission capture and kill a notorious Nazi warcriminal. Now, thirty years later, a man claiming to be the Nazi has surfaced in the Ukraine and oneof the former agents must go back undercover to seek out the truth
  • The Flirting Club

    A group of misfits meet every week above a pub in order to discover the secrets of love, relationships and finding the perfect partner…..
  • The Food Guide To Love

    Three intertwined love stories revolve around the conflict of food tastes and eating disorders.
  • The Gate

    3D remake of 1987 fantasy film
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Makes Its Mark

    Crime thriller The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has become the most successful local film of all time at the Nordic box office.
  • The Girlfriend Experience

    Dir. Steven Soderbergh, US, 2009, 77 mins
  • The Infidel

    An identity crisis comedy centered on Mahmud Nasir, successful business owner and salt of the earth East End Muslim who discovers that he’s adopted - and Jewish.
  • The Kid

    The story of Kevin Lewis who grew up on a council estate in London, was beaten and starved by hisparents, bullied at school and abandoned by social services and got involved in a criminal underworldthat knew him as ‘The Kid’.
  • The Kings Of Mykonos: Wog Boy 2

    Comedy in which Steve and Frank travel to Mykonos where Steve discovers he has inherited a beach on the island worth millions, from an uncle he has never met
  • The King's Speech

    The story of the unorthodox relationship between England’s King George VI and his Australian speech therapist who helped him to overcome his stammer.
  • The Last Dragon

    A son goes to visit his archaeologist father in China. Together with a young local girl, they discover an ancient dragon and with it, a mystery that stems back for thousands of years, as legend and reality become intertwined.
  • The Last Flight (Le Dernier Vol)

    A love story set in the Sahara.
  • The Last Novel Of Balzac

    Documentary about the research undertaken by psychologist Osmar Ramos on a book that supposedly was dictated by the spirit oh French writer Honoré de Balzac.
  • The Limits Of Control

    Dir: Jim Jarmusch. US. 2009. 116 mins.
  • The March

    A look at a silent march from Auschwitz to Birkenhau held in remembrance of the Holocaust.Prod companies: LatinAmerica, Conspiração Filmes, FilmLand InternationalBackers:Producers: Eliana Soárez, Leonardo Monteiro de Barros, Luiz Noronha, Pedro Buarque de Hollanda, Emily Jaffe, L.G. Tubaldini Jr.Intl sales: FilmLand International Director: Jessica Sanders Screenplay: Jessica Sanders DoP: Gustavo Hadba, Shana Hagan, Jeremy
  • The Midday Sun

    After the tragic outcome of a crime of passion, a man leaves Brazil on a journey in search of redemption.
  • The Other Bank wins Golden Lily

    Georgian director George Ovashvili’s film debut The Other Bank (Gagma Napiri) picked up the GoldenLily for best film and the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at this year’s goEast Festival.
  • The Secret Life of Stars

    A promising astrophysicist meets a young attorney when he makes a major discovery that could change his life.
  • The Soloist

    Dir. Joe Wright. US. 2009. 116 mins
  • 'The spanish public is very lazy'

    How has theatrical film marketing changed in the past few years?
  • The Swedish Film Institute backs local productions

    The Swedish Film Institute is backing Johan Brisinger’s upcoming feature Among Us (Änglavakt) with$1m (SEK 8m). Michael Nyqvist, star of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, has already signed up to playthe lead.
  • The Sweet Poison of the Scorpion

    A middle class girl from São Paulo who goes to a traditional high school decides to become a call girl and write her sexual and affective adventures on a blog. 
  • The Uninvited Guest

    An English language project about an architect who goes through a painful separation from his girlfriend, and then receives a strange visit from his disquieting neighbour who asks to take refuge in his home and make a phone call, but then never leaves.
  • The Waiting Room

    While a woman is dying, her group of friends that fought against the military dictatorship face a conflict between past and present.
  • The Way

    Sheen plays a widower who must head to Spain to identify and recover the body of his dead estranged son. After cremating his son’s body, he sets off on a pilgrimage to Galicia. A modern day Wizard Of Oz.
  • The Way We Are, Ip Man top Hong Kong Film Awards

    Ann Hui’s gritty drama The Way We Are scooped best director and three other prizes at the Hong KongFilm Awards last night, although the best film prize went to martial arts biopic Ip Man, produced byRaymond Wong and directed by Wilson Yip.
  • The Yellow Mark

    A 1950s set thriller in which Captain Francis Blake and science professor Philip Mortimer try to identifya secret criminal in London known as The Yellow Mark.
  • Tilt

    Love story set against the background of events in late 80s/early 90s Bulgaria
  • TLA Releasing scales back distribution business

    TLA Releasing US is looking to partner with a sales and distribution partner to cut operational costs.
  • Today

    A ghost of a husband returns to haunt his widow when she buys an apartment with the money she received as indemnity for his disappearance during the military dictatorship
  • Tony Manero, Men On The Bridge take top awards at Istanbul

    The 28th International Istanbul Film Festival closed yesterday (Sunday) after a 16 day run in the cosmopolitan Turkish city.
  • 'Too many releases and too few cinemas'

    How has theatrical film marketing changed in the past few years?
  • Tranquility Valley

    A disturbing drama about an education centre that promises to reintegrate difficult children back intosociety through controversial methods.
  • Tribeca awards About Elly and Racing Dreams

    The eighth-annual Tribeca Film Festival presented its best narrative feature prize to Asghar FarhadI’s Iranian drama About Elly (Darbareye Elly). 
  • Tribeca Buzz: Six of this year's film-makers talk to Screen

    Sales and audience excitement have already been building around a handful of titles at the Tribeca Film Festival, which opens today (April 22). Wendy Mitchell follows the buzz to six of this year’s film-makers.
  • Tribeca claims attendance increase

    The Tribeca Film Festival attracted about 348,000 people this year, according to organisers.
  • Tribeca's streamlined programme silences critics

    Size does matter. The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) has been criticised for its huge programme and increasingly large footprint across New York City.
  • Tropicália

    Documentary that revisits Tropicália, an important Brazilian cultural movement, alternating exclusive interviews and historic archive footage from some of the most famous Brazilian artists such as Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil.
  • UK cinema holds steady despite the recession

    Film fans are continuing to spend on trips to the cinema despite the financial downturn, according toresearch by the Cinema Advertising Association (CAA).
  • UK director Mike Newell eyes The Lone Ranger

    British director Mike Newell is understood be in talks with Walt Disney Pictures to direct The Lone Ranger.
  • UK distributor Dogwoof promotes Oli Harbottle

    Dogwoof, the UK-based independent distributor, has promoted Oli Harbottle from film release co-ordinator to head of distribution.
  • UK Film Council at the crossroads

    How will budget cuts and a new chairman impact on the UK industry?
  • UK Shadow Culture Minister promises piracy crackdown

    Jeremy Hunt, Conservative Shadow Secretary for Culture, has promised to introduce legislation totackle piracy if the Tories are elected next year.
  • UKFC announces $7.3m digital development scheme

    The UK Film Council (UKFC) has introduced a new funding programme to help the industry make thetransition into the digital age.
  • Un Balcon Sur La Mer

    A happily-married man’s life is overturned when he comes across a woman he believes was his childhood sweetheart
  • Untitled Gustavo Mosquera Project

    Drama
  • Untitled Robin Hood project

    Another take on the legendary Robin Hood story. It is rumoured that Russell Crowe is playing thecharacters or Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham
  • USC’s School Of Cinematic Arts to host Fever Pitch on May 4

    USC’s School Of Cinematic Arts hosts its pitching session Fever Pitch on May 4 in Beverly Hills.
  • Villa Amalia

    Dir: Benoit Jacquot. 2009. France. 94mins.
  • vincent will meer

    Tragicomedy set in Munich and Italy.
  • Visions du Reel moves into distribution

    In Switzerland, they take their documentaries very seriously. The films are frequently seen in cinemas and are given the respect accorded elsewhere to fictional features.
  • Visit Films boards Alexander The Last for Cannes

    Visit Films has acquired international rights to Joe Swanberg’s Alexander The Last following the film’s world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival.
  • Vitagraph acquires US rights to The Baader-Meinhof Complex

    Vitagraph Films has acquired all US rights from Constantin Film to Uli Edel’s German foreign language Oscar nominee The Baader-Meinhof Complex.
  • Volkswagen drops Berlinale sponsorship

    Volkswagen is scrapping its seven year sponsorship of the Berlinale, ahead of the festival’s 60th anniversary next year.
  • Vue to expand with two London’s multiplexes

    Cinema chain Vue is expanding its portfolio with new cinemas at new shopping centres, Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City.
  • Wave

    Kate and her daughter are coerced into a yacht trip with Kate’s ex husband, but things go horribly wrong when a storm destroys their boat and they’re forced to survive in the life-raft.
  • We Are So Young

    The real life of Renato Russo, the leader of one of the most important Brazilian rock bands, Legiao Urbana, who died in 1996.
  • We Have A Pope

    A comedy of reflection, in which a psychiatrist is called in to counsel a cardinal, who although having been elected Pope, is not keen to ascend the Papacy
  • Werc It Out

    Producer/financiers Christine Kunewa Walker and Elizabeth Redleaf of Werc Werk Works are busy with Allen Ginsberg project Howl and features from Todd Solondz and Bela Tarr.
  • 'We're a unique market'

    How has theatrical film marketing changed in the past few years?
  • Whatever Works

    Dir/scr. Woody Allen, US, 2009, 92mins
  • White White World

    Synopsis N/A
  • Wild Paddy

    Set in the Tang Dynasty, Wild Paddy tells the story of two robbers’ adventures in a seemingly peaceful Bitter Bamboo Village, where they encounter a beautiful woman, a group of soldiers and a village chief who scheme to kill the duo.  They have to escape from the murder scheme, the temptation of the woman and above all, the trial of their friendship.
  • Wolverine dominates global box office

    Fox International’s genre prequel X-Men Origins: Wolverine kicked off the 2009 summer blockbuster season with a suitably dominant display, grossing an estimated $73m from 9,234 screens in 101 markets.
  • Wolverine storms US box office

    The summer season arrived with a bang over the weekend as Fox’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine roared to the top of the charts on an estimated $87m three-day gross.
  • Wonderful World

    Dir. Josh Goldin. US, 2009, 89 minutes
  • Worms - Heroes From Below

    Animation about a teenager earthworm who tries to prove himself by doing something brave and ends up captured by a shovel and taken into the adventure of a lifetime.
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine

    Dir. Gavin Hood. US, 2009, 108 minutes
  • Year of the heavyweights

    Cannes has invited the A-list world of cinema to a festival that is ready to excite critics and prise open dusty wallets.
  • Zeiten Ändern Sich

    Biopic of Germany’s most successful rapper Bushido who has never shied away from controversy.
  • Zhang Yimou to shoot two-part feature Three Guns

    Beijing New Picture Film has confirmed that the director’s next project will be a two-part feature co-produced with Edko Films.

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