The distributor has acquired US rights to Roy Andersson’s absurdist comedy that scooped the top prize at this year’s Venice Film Festival.
Up to three low-budget features will be greenlit from the 12 selections.
French director David Oelhoffen adapts Albert Camus’ short story The Guest into a survival story set during the Algerian War, starring Viggo Mortensen and Reda Kateb.
In David Oelhoffen’s Far From Men, Viggo Mortensen plays a reclusive teacher who helps a villager accused of commiting a murder escape into the mountains during the Algerian war.
The filmmaking brothers talk about their Venice and Toronto selection, including how they were inspired by addict-turned-writer/actress Arielle Holmes.
Martin Scorsese’s long-time editor talked Raging Bull, the move to digital and the art of cutting while at the Venice Film Festival where she has picked up a lifetime honour.
Premiering in Venice’s Orizzonti section, Naji Abu Nowar’s Theeb is a coming-of-age story about a young Bedouin boy who is forced to grow up fast following the death of his father and the arrival of a British army officer on a mysterious mission.
The director chats about fables, gospel choirs, casting Harmony Korine and Al Pacino’s preparation process.
Ramin Bahrani, Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon talk about their detailed research for housing-crisis thriller 99 Homes, which receives its world premiere in Venice tonight (Aug 29)
Francesco Munzi talks about the extensive research behind his Venice competition tilte Black Souls, about the Calabrian mafia.
Boston-based 84-year-old Frederick Wiseman, who will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival tonight (Aug 29) is one of the greatest living documentary makers – and one of the most unobtrusive.
As Venice, Telluride and Toronto introduce a slew of prestige titles, Jeremy Kay examines the season’s possible awards contenders
The Competition line-up for this year’s Venice Film Festival marks the return of mavericks such as Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Fatih Akin, with a wealth of talent represented in the Orizzonti, Critics’ Week and Venice Days sections