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Fionnuala Halligan

  • Rose Wicksteed, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    CASTING DIRECTOR: “There’s no formula,” says Rose Wicksteed of the profession of casting.
  • Laura Tarrant-Brown, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    PRODUCTION DESIGNER: At its best, production design feels ‘real’, the world presented onscreen convincing and believable, no matter where it might be.
  • Si Bell, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    CINEMATOGRAPHER: It is unusual for a DoP to work his way up the camera department on set; there are a lot of steps to climb.
  • Krysty Wilson-Cairns, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    WRITER: “I wrote Aether over Christmas, during six weeks.”
  • Chris Foggin, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    DIRECTOR: How do you get Judi Dench to appear in her first short film?
  • Dawn King, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    WRITER: Dawn King is a much-awarded young writer for the stage and, at last, the screen, having signed a deal with Cowboy Films to adapt her sell-out play Ciphers from Bush Theatre.
  • Michael Berliner, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    PRODUCER: Bedfordshire-born producer Michael Berliner started out as an actor in his teens and throughout university; it wasn’t until he produced his own short film after graduation “that I realised this was the thing for me”.
  • Keri Collins, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    DIRECTOR: “I feel as if I’ve taken a long time to get here,” says Cardiff-born director Keri Collins.
  • Sarah Brocklehurst, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    PRODUCER: Born in the US of Chinese and UK heritage, 29-year-old Sarah Brocklehurst broke out with 2011 micro-budget feature production Black Pond.
  • Lynsey Miller, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    WRITER-DIRECTOR: “I tend to fall in love with my characters,” says director Lynsey Miller. “And consequently whatever I do visually is motivated by them and what they’re thinking or feeling.”
  • Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan and Marlon Smith, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    WRITERS: Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan and Marlon Smith won a Bafta shortly after being selected for Stars of Tomorrow: a television craft award for breakthrough talent for their gripping Channel 4 drama Run, which they co-wrote (they are in the throes of writing a second series).
  • Roberto Oliveri, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    WRITER-DIRECTOR: The least experienced of this year’s Stars of Tomorrow, 24-year-old Roberto Oliveri has just produced, written, shot and funded his first short, Compassion, while living with his parents in Hertfordshire and working in a garage to raise funds.
  • Simon Stephenson, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    WRITER: Simon Stephenson is a man with his own rich back story.
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    ACTOR, WRITER, THEATRE PRODUCER: “It’s been the maddest year imaginable,” says actress-writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
  • Sam Keeley, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    ACTOR: Sam Keeley got his break at an open casting call in his home town of Tullamore, County Offaly in southern Ireland, a town not exactly known as being a hub for movie stars.
  • Aisling Franciosi, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    ACTOR: Like everyone else who watched TV series The Fall, casting director Kahleen Crawford’s eyes were drawn to Aisling Franciosi as the precocious teenage neighbour of the serial killer played by Jamie Dornan.
  • Olivia Cooke, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    ACTOR: Olivia Cooke has been living out of a suitcase for two years.
  • Kevin Guthrie, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    ACTOR: Born in Neilston near Glasgow, Kevin Guthrie’s career is on a clear trajectory.
  • Kate Phillips, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    ACTOR: Kate Phillips is shooting out of Guildhall and into one of the most sought-after roles in the UK this year — as Jane Seymour in the BBC One adaptation of Wolf Hall.
  • Taron Egerton, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    ACTOR: To put it in sporting terms, Taron Egerton (pronounced Edge-r-ton) is 2014’s man of the match, the name on every UK casting director’s hot young talent list.
  • McKell David, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    ACTOR: McKell David turned 17 on the day of the Stars of Tomorrow photoshoot in May, but sent out his calling card at the age of 12 when he started his own show on YouTube, The Adventures Of Lil Mckell.
  • Edward Holcroft, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    ACTOR: Although there are more than 120 speaking parts in the vast BBC production of Hilary Mantel’s novel Wolf Hall, directed by Peter Kosminsky, few of the choice parts were open to newcomers.
  • Aimeé-Ffion Edwards, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    ACTOR: Aimeé-Ffion Edwards breathes pure warmth onto the screen.
  • Eleanor Tomlinson, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    ACTOR: “This whole industry is about snapping up the opportunities as they come,” says Eleanor Tomlinson, who is about to turn 22 on the set of the BBC’s highly anticipated remake of Poldark.
  • Callum Turner, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    ACTOR: When Callum Turner was cast by the 81-year-old John Boorman to play the lead in semi-autobiographical Queen And Country, “John told me this was going to be his last film and it was my first”.
  • Maisie Williams, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    ACTOR: The youngest Game Of Thrones star — and likely the last to feature in Stars of Tomorrow — Maisie Williams has just turned 17 and marked the occasion with two significant moves: getting her driving licence and completing a lead role in UK independent film The Falling, directed by Carol Morley (Dreams Of A Life).
  • Calvin Demba, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    ACTOR: “I’m waiting for my luck to run out, to be honest,” says 20-year-old East Ender Calvin Demba. There’s no sign of that.
  • Mia Goth, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    ACTOR: Mia Goth has an otherworldly presence onscreen, an unusual aura that sets her apart.
  • Sophie Cookson, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    ACTOR: “I was still at drama school this time last year!” exclaims 24-year-old Sophie Cookson. “It’s quite bizarre.”
  • Jamie Blackley, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    ACTOR: At 22, Jamie Blackley says he is “still nervous, still hungry and learning as I go”.
  • Jack Lowden, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    ACTOR: Although he has been tied to several long-running theatre gigs since leaving college, Jack Lowden has already made a serious impression for a 23 year old.
  • Aneil Karia, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    WRITER-DIRECTOR: Aneil Karia’s Beat is a masterful short film: explosive, involving, tense, different, and almost entirely dialogue-free.
  • The Halsall brothers, UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

    5-Jun-2014

    WRITER-DIRECTORS: Only 18 months separate 25-year-old Matt Halsall from his younger brother Simon.
  • Clouds Of Sils Maria

    23-May-2014

    Dir/scr: Olivier Assayas. France-Switzerland. 2014. 123mins
  • Alleluia

    23-May-2014

    Dir: Fabrice Du Welz. Belgium-France. 2014. 90mins
  • The Search

    21-May-2014

    Dir/scr: Michel Hazanavicius. France-Georgia. 2014. 149mins
  • Coming Home

    21-May-2014

    Dir: Zhang Yimou. China. 2014. 111mins
  • Queen And Country

    20-May-2014

    Dir/scr: John Boorman. UK-Ireland-France-Romania. 2014. 115mins
  • Still The Water

    20-May-2014

    Dir/scr: Naomi Kawase. France-Japan-Spain. 2014. 119mins
  • Cannes Competition blog: actresses shine in Sils Maria; Leviathan wows

    20-May-2014

    FINAL UPDATE: Critic Finn Halligan offers reactions to Cannes 2014 Competition films as they screened.
  • El Ardor

    18-May-2014

    Dir/scr: Pablo Fendrik. Argentina-Mexico-Brazil-France-US. 2014. 101mins
  • It Follows

    18-May-2014

    Dir/scr: David Robert Mitchell. US. 2014. 97mins
  • Welcome To New York

    18-May-2014

    Dir: Abel Ferrara. US. 2014. 125mins
  • The Salvation

    17-May-2014

    Dir: Kristian Levring. Denmark-UK-South Africa. 2014. 89mins
  • Wild Tales

    17-May-2014

    Dir/scr: Damian Szifron. Argentina-Spain. 2014, 122mins
  • Silvered Water: Syria Self-Portrait

    15-May-2014

    Dir/scr: Ossama Mohammed, Wiam Simav Bedirxan. France-Syria. 2014. 92mins
  • Grace Of Monaco

    14-May-2014

    Dir: Olivier Dahan. France. 2014. 103mins
  • Postman Pat The Movie

    14-May-2014

    Dir: Mike Disa. UK. 2014. 87mins
  • In Quiet Bliss

    12-Feb-2014

    Dir: Edoardo Winspeare. Italy. 2013. 130mins
  • Inbetween Worlds

    12-Feb-2014

    Dir: Feo Aladag. Germany. 2014. 98mins
  • Someone You Love

    11-Feb-2014

    Dir: Pernille Fischer Christensen. Denmark. 2014. 95mins
  • The Two Faces Of January

    11-Feb-2014

    Dir/scr: Hossein Amini. UK-US-France. 2013. 96mins
  • Blind Massage

    10-Feb-2014

    Dir: Lou Ye. China-Germany. 2013. 114mins
  • Things People Do

    9-Feb-2014

    Dir: Saar Klein. US. 2014. 110mins
  • That Demon Within

    9-Feb-2014

    Dir: Dante Lam. Hong Kong-China. 2014. 112mins
  • Beloved Sisters

    8-Feb-2014

    Dir/scr: Dominik Graf. Germany-Austria. 2014. 170mins
  • Two Men In Town

    7-Feb-2014

    Dir: Rachid Bouchareb. France-Algeria-US. 2013. 120mins
  • Investors clear on Powder Room

    2-Dec-2013

    SCREEN FILM SUMMIT: As MJ Delaney’s low-budget Powder Room heads into its opening weekend with all investment already recouped, producer Damian Jones has confirmed that his next project will be a remake of TV perennial Dad’s Army.
  • Event cinema will be 'saviour'

    2-Dec-2013

    SCREEN FILM SUMMIT: Event cinema will be the “saviour of cinema”, according to Curzon Artificial Eye CEO Philip Knatchbull, and Lionsgate UK’s CEO Zygi Kamasa, who called it “the future of cinema”.
  • Profiles: foreign-language Oscar submissions

    22-Nov-2013

    From Afghanistan to Venezuela the submissions for the foreign-language film Oscar bring together work from both newcomers and established names. Screen profiles the submissions from a record 76 countries
  • B For Boy

    22-Oct-2013

    Dir/scr: Chika Anadu. Nigeria, 2013. 114mins
  • Love Me Till Monday

    22-Oct-2013

    Dir: Justin Hardy. UK. 2013, 89mins
  • Sixteen

    22-Oct-2013

    Dir/scr: Rob Brown. UK. 2013. 80mins
  • The Do Gooders

    22-Oct-2013

    Dir: Chloe Ruthven. UK-Palestine. 2013. 74mins
  • Olympic Studios opens in Barnes

    22-Oct-2013

    The push for the ultimate luxury viewing experience in London moves out a travelcard zone with the opening – or re-opening – of the Olympic Studios in leafy Barnes village.
  • Blackwood

    17-Oct-2013

    Dir: Adam Wimpenny. UK. 2013. 100mins
  • The Young And Prodigious TS Spivet

    28-Sep-2013

    Dir: Jean-Pierre Jeunet. France-Canada. 2013. 105mins
  • Love Is The Perfect Crime

    28-Sep-2013

    Dirs/scr: Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu. France. 2013. 111mins
  • 9-Month Stretch

    28-Sep-2013

    Dir/scr: Albert Dupontel. France. 2013. 82mins
  • Wounded

    27-Sep-2013

    Dir. Fernando Franco. Spain. 2013. 98mins
  • Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed

    25-Sep-2013

    Dir/scr: David Trueba. Spain. 2013. 108mins
  • Foosball

    23-Sep-2013

    Dir: Juan Jose Campanella. Spain-Argentina. 2013. 106mins
  • Witching And Bitching

    23-Sep-2013

    Dir: Alex de la Iglesia. Spain-France. 2013. 112mins
  • My Soul Healed By You

    23-Sep-2013

    Dir: Francois Dupeyron. France. 2013. 124mins
  • Diana

    6-Sep-2013

    Dir: Oliver Hirschbiegel. UK. 201. 115mins
  • Henri

    24-May-2013

    Dir/scr: Yolande Moreau. France-Belgium. 2013. 107mins
  • Cannes Competition Blog: Only Lovers Left Alive, Venus in Fur

    24-May-2013

    Screen’s Cannes 2013 Competition blog is now complete with the reaction to Jarmusch and Polanski’s films.
  • Nebraska

    23-May-2013

    Dir: Alexander Payne. US. 2013. 110mins
  • The Golden Cage

    23-May-2013

    Dir: Diego Quemada-Diez. Mexico-Spain. 2013. 102mins
  • Bastards

    22-May-2013

    Dir: Claire Denis. France. 2013. 100mins
  • The Last Days On Mars

    21-May-2013

    Dir: Ruairi Robinson. UK-Ireland. 2013. 91mins
  • Blood Ties

    20-May-2013

    Dir: Guillame Canet. France. 2013, 144mins
  • The Lunchbox

    19-May-2013

    Dir/scr: Ritesh Batra. India-France-Germany. 2012. 104mins
  • Stranger By The Lake

    17-May-2013

    Dir/scr: Alain Guiraudie. France. 2013 97mins
  • A Touch Of Sin

    17-May-2013

    Dir/scr: Jia Zhang-ke. China. 2013. 133mins
  • Rick Carter

    1-Nov-2012

    An interview with the Oscar-winning production designer from newly published book Production Design.
  • The Road: A Story Of Life And Death

    25-Oct-2012

    Dir: Marc Isaacs. UK. 2012. 75mins
  • Japan In A Day

    22-Oct-2012

    Dirs: Philip Martin, Gaku Narita. Japan-UK, 2012. 91mins
  • Crossfire Hurricane

    20-Oct-2012

    Dir/scr: Brett Morgen. US. 2012. 111mins
  • Sleeper’s Wake

    18-Oct-2012

    Dir: Barry Berk. South Africa. 2012. 94mins
  • Underground: The Julian Assange Story

    15-Oct-2012

    Dir: Robert Connolly. Australia. 2012. 89mins
  • Spike Island

    11-Oct-2012

    Dir: Mat Whitecross. UK. 2012. 96mins
  • Blood

    11-Oct-2012

    Dir: Nick Murphy. UK. 2012. 95mins
  • Coming to London

    11-Oct-2012

    The revamped BFI London Film Festival features three competitive sections and new thematic categories. Fionnuala Halligan profiles the Official Competition and selected world premieres.
  • Six Acts

    28-Sep-2012

    Dir: Jonathan Gurfinkel. Israel. 2012. 99mins
  • All Apologies

    28-Sep-2012

    Dir: Emily Tang. China. 2012. 88mins
  • Operation E

    28-Sep-2012

    Dir: Miguel Courtois Paternina. France-Spain. 2012. 108mins
  • Holes

    28-Sep-2012

    Dir: Fermin Muguruza. Spain. 2012. 98mins
  • Shell

    26-Sep-2012

    Dir: Scott Graham. UK. 2012. 90mins
  • The Dead And The Living

    26-Sep-2012

    Dir/scr: Barbara Albert. Austria. 2012. 110mins
  • Bypass

    26-Sep-2012

    Dirs: Patxo Telleria, Aitor Mazo. Spain. 2011. 97mins
  • The Artist And The Model

    24-Sep-2012

    Dir: Fernando Trueba. Spain. 2012. 104mins
  • The Valley

    24-Sep-2012

    Dir: Inaki Elizalde. Spain. 2011. 98mins
  • The Dead Man And Being Happy

    24-Sep-2012

    Dir. Javier Rebollo. Spain-Argentina-France. 2012. 94mins
  • The Angels' Share, Shame, Tinker Tailor among EFA longlist

    11-Sep-2012

    A total of 47 films are on the selection list for the 25th European Film Awards.
  • Helen Hunt to be feted at Zurich

    11-Sep-2012

    Helen Hunt is to receive a career Golden Eye award at the Zurich Film Festival.
  • Gimme The Loot

    26-May-2012

    Dir/scr: Adam Leon. US, 2012. 80mins
  • In The Fog

    25-May-2012

    Dir: Sergei Loznitsa. Germany-Latvia/Russia/Dutch/Belarus. 2012. 128mins
  • 7 Days In Havana

    24-May-2012

    Dirs: Benicio del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Gaspar Noe, Juan Carlos Tabio, Laurent Cantet. Spain-France. 2012. 128mins
  • The Dream And The Silence

    24-May-2012

    Dir: Jamie Rosales. Spain-France. 2012. 110mins
  • Our Children

    23-May-2012

    Dir: Joachim Lafosse. Belgium-Luxembourg-France-Switzerland. 2012. 112mins
  • Journal de France

    23-May-2012

    Dir/scr: Raymond Depardon, Claudine Nougaret. France. 2012. 101mins
  • White Elephant

    21-May-2012

    Dir: Pablo Trapero. Argentina-France-Spain. 2012. 110mins
  • A Respectable Family

    21-May-2012

    Dir/scr: Massoud Bakhshi. Iran-France. 2012. 90mins
  • The Hunt

    20-May-2012

    Dir: Thomas Vinterberg. Denmark. 2012. 106mins
  • Aliyah

    19-May-2012

    Dir: Elie Wajeman. France. 2012. 90mins
  • Mekong Hotel

    17-May-2012

    Dir/scr: Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Thailand. 2012. 60mins
  • After The Battle

    17-May-2012

    Dir: Yousry Nasrallah. France-Egypt. 2012. 125mins
  • Tabu

    14-Feb-2012

    Dir: Miguel Gomes. Portugal-Germany-Brazil-France. 2012. 110mins
  • Living/Building

    14-Feb-2012

    Dir: Clemence Ancelin. France. 2012. 117mins
  • Leave It On The Floor

    14-Feb-2012

    Dir: Sheldon Larry. US-Canada. 2011. 106mins
  • Friends After 3.11

    13-Feb-2012

    Dir: Iwai Shunji. Japan. 2011. 120mins
  • Secret

    13-Feb-2012

    Dir/scr: Przemyslaw Wojcieszek. Poland. 2012. 82mins
  • The Woman Who Brushed Off Her Tears

    13-Feb-2012

    Dir/scr: Teona Strugar Mitevska. Macedonia-Germany-Slovenia-Belgium, 2012. 103mins
  • Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present

    12-Feb-2012

    Dir: Matthew Akers. US. 2011. 106 minutes
  • Meteora

    12-Feb-2012

    Dir: Spiros Stathoulopoulos. Germany-Greece. 2012. 82mins
  • Dollhouse

    12-Feb-2012

    Dir/scr/ed: Kirsten Sheridan. Ireland. 2012. 100mins
  • Today

    10-Feb-2012

    Dir/scr: Alain Gomis. France-Senegal. 2011. 89mins
  • Don - The King Is Back

    10-Feb-2012

    Dir: Farhan Akhtar. India-Germany. 2011. 140mins
  • Kuma

    10-Feb-2012

    Dir: Umut Dag. Austria. 2011. 93mins
  • Asmaa

    26-Oct-2011

    Dir/scr: Amr Salama. Egypt. 2011. 96 mins
  • Lawrence Of Belgravia

    26-Oct-2011

    Dir: Paul Kelly. UK. 2011. 90mins
  • The Pettifogger

    26-Oct-2011

    Dir: Lewis Klahr. US. 2011. 65mins
  • Hunky Dory

    26-Oct-2011

    Dir: Marc Evans. UK. 2011. 107mins
  • Lotus Eaters

    26-Oct-2011

    Dir: Alexandra McGuinness. UK. 2011. 76mins
  • Junkhearts

    24-Oct-2011

    Dir: Tinge Krishnan. UK, 2011. 90mins
  • Sket

    24-Oct-2011

    Dir/scr: Nirpal Bhogal. UK. 2011. 83mins
  • Shock Head Soul

    24-Oct-2011

    Dir: Simon Pummell. UK-Netherlands. 2011. 86mins
  • Wreckers

    20-Oct-2011

    Dir/scr D. R. Hood. UK. 2010. 85mins
  • The Somnambulists

    18-Oct-2011

    Dir/scr: Richard Jobson. UK. 2011. 97mins
  • Carriere 250 Metres

    18-Oct-2011

    Dir: Juan Carlos Rulfo. Mexico. 2011. 90mins
  • Anda Union: From The Steppes To The City

    17-Oct-2011

    Dirs: Tim Pearce, Sophie Lascelles, Marc Tiley. UK. 2011. 97mins
  • Dreams Of A Life

    16-Oct-2011

    Dir/scr: Carol Morley. UK-Ireland. 2011. 90mins
  • Untouchables

    26-Sep-2011

    Dir/scr: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache. France. 2011. 109mins
  • Reasons Of The Heart

    26-Sep-2011

    Dir: Arturo Ripstein. Mexico-Spain. 2011. 127mins
  • Ulysses

    26-Sep-2011

    Dir: Oscar Godoy. Chile-Argentina. 2011. 82mins
  • Madrid, 1987

    22-Sep-2011

    Dir/scr: David Trueba. Spain. 2011. 100 mins
  • Unfair World

    22-Sep-2011

    Dir: Filippos Tsitos. Greece-Germany. 2011. 118mins
  • Wild Bill

    22-Sep-2011

    Dir: Dexter Fletcher. UK. 2011. 97mins
  • The Sleeping Voice

    21-Sep-2011

    Dir: Benito Zambrano.  Spain. 2011. 128mins
  • Wrinkles

    21-Sep-2011

    Dir: Ignacio Ferreras. Spain. 2011. 89mins
  • Extraterrestrial

    20-Sep-2011

    Dir/scr: Nacho Vigalondo. Spain. 2011. 94mins
  • The Double Steps

    20-Sep-2011

    Dir. Isaki Lacuesta. Spain-Switzerland. 2011. 88mins
  • Pescador

    19-Sep-2011

    Dir: Sebastian Cordero. Ecuador-Colombia. 2011.  95mins
  • George Harrison: Living In The Material World

    19-Sep-2011

    Dir: Martin Scorsese. US. 2011. 208mins
  • Amen

    18-Sep-2011

    Dir/scr: Kim Ki-duk. South Korea. 2011. 72 mins
  • No Rest For The Wicked

    18-Sep-2011

    Dir: Enrique Urbizu. Spain. 2011. 118mins
  • And the BoB goes to...

    9-Sep-2011

    Screen took its place on Film London’s Best of Borough Awards jury this year with a sense of pride
  • The Inbetweeners Movie

    17-Aug-2011

    Dir. Ben Palmer. UK, 2011. 96mins.
  • Class of 2010: where are they now?

    30-Jun-2011

    Stars of Tomorrow, today. Screen catches up with the blossoming careers of some of last year’s alumni, including Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay and Claire Wilson, who is writing Oliver Twist contemporary retelling Twist for Ruby Films and Rocket Pictures.
  • The Hunter

    21-May-2011

    Dir: Bakur Bakuradze. Russia. 2011. 124mins
  • The Skin I Live In

    19-May-2011

    Dir: Pedro Almodovar. Spain. 2011. 116mins
  • Dias de Gracia

    18-May-2011

    Dir/scr: Everardo Gout. Mexico/France. 2011. 128mins
  • Tatsumi

    18-May-2011

    Dir/scr: Eric Khoo. Singapore. 2011. 96mins
  • Where Do We Go Now?

    16-May-2011

    Dir: Nadine Labaki. France-Lebanon-Italy-Egypt. 2011. 100mins
  • Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

    16-May-2011

    Dirs: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Jeff Zimbalist. India. 2011, 100mins
  • Wu Xia

    15-May-2011

    Dir: Peter Chan Ho-sun. Hong Kong-China. 2011. 116mins
  • The Other Side Of Sleep

    14-May-2011

    Dir: Rebecca Daly. Ireland-Netherlands-Hungary, 2011. 88 mins
  • Unlawful Killing

    13-May-2011

    Dir: Keith Allen. UK. 2011. 90mins
  • The Fairy

    12-May-2011

    Dir/scr: Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel, Bruno Romy. France-Belgium. 2011. 94mins
  • Sleeping Beauty

    12-May-2011

    Dir/scr: Julia Leigh. Australia. 2011. 101mins
  • 20 Cigarettes

    23-Feb-2011

    Dir: James Benning. US. 2011. 99mins
  • Late Bloomers

    18-Feb-2011

    Dir: Julie Gavras. Fr-UK-Belg. 2010. 95mins
  • Idleness

    17-Feb-2011

    Dirs: Juan Villegas, Alejandro Lingenti. Argentina. 2010. 70mins
  • Lost Land

    16-Feb-2011

    Dir: Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd. Fr-Bel. 2011. 75mins
  • Medianeras

    16-Feb-2011

    Dir/scr Gustavo Taretto. Arg-Ger-Sp. 2011. 95mins
  • Ashamed

    15-Feb-2011

    Dir/scr: Kim Soo-hyun. S. Korea. 2010. 129mins
  • Household X

    15-Feb-2011

    Dir/scr: Yoshida Koki. Japan. 2010. 90mins
  • Bullhead

    14-Feb-2011

    Dir/scr: Michael R Roskam. Belgium. 2011. 129mins
  • Sacrifice

    14-Feb-2011

    Dir/scr: Chen Kaige. China. 2100. 127mins
  • Almanya: Welcome To Germany

    12-Feb-2011

    Dir: Yasemin Samdereli. Germany. 2011. 97mins
  • Sing Your Song

    12-Feb-2011

    Dir: Susanne Rostock. US. 2010. 100mins
  • London Boulevard

    26-Nov-2010

    Dir/scr: William Monahan. UK. 2010. 104mins
  • In Your Hands (Contre Toi)

    28-Oct-2010

    Dir/scr: Lola Doillon. France. 2010. 90mins
  • Edge

    28-Oct-2010

    Di/scr: Carol Morley. UK 2010. 93mins
  • Burke & Hare

    26-Oct-2010

    Dir: John Landis. UK. 2010. 91mins
  • Guilty Pleasures

    26-Oct-2010

    Dir. Julie Moggan. UK. 2010.  86mins
  • Mandelson: The Real PM?

    24-Oct-2010

    Dir/prod.: Hannah Rothschild. UK. 2010. 75mins
  • Upside Down: The Creation Records Story

    23-Oct-2010

    Dir: Danny O’Connor. UK. 2010. 101mins
  • The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople

    20-Oct-2010

    Dirs: Chris Hall, Mike Kerry. UK. 2010. 105mins
  • Fire in Babylon

    18-Oct-2010

    Dir/scr: Stevan Riley. UK. 2010. 83mins
  • In Our Name

    15-Oct-2010

    Dir/scr: Brian Welsh. UK. 2010. 90mins
  • As If I Am Not There

    28-Jul-2010

    Dir/scr: Juanita Wilson. Ireland-Macedonia-Sweden. 2010. 105mins.
  • Jasmina

    28-Jul-2010

    Dir/scr: Nedzad Begovic. Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2010. 89mins
  • Cirkus Columbia

    25-Jul-2010

    Dir/scr: Danis Tanovic. Bosnia and Herzegovina-France-UK-Slovenia-Germany-Belgium-Serbia. 2010. 115mins
  • The Ghost Writer (aka The Ghost)

    12-Feb-2010

    Dir: Roman Polanski. Fr-Ger-UK. 2009. 128mins.
  • Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

    11-Feb-2010

    Dir. Chris Columbus. US. 2009. 119mins.
  • His & Hers

    26-Jan-2010

    Dir/editor: Ken Wardrop. Ireland, 2009, 80 mins.
  • sex&drugs&rock&roll

    4-Jan-2010

    Dir. Mat Whitecross. UK. 2009. 113mins.
  • The Hurt Locker

    1-Jan-2010

    Dir. Kathryn Bigelow. US, 2008, 124 mins.
  • The Last Flight (Le Dernier Vol)

    15-Dec-2009

    Dir. Karim Dridi. France. 2009, 84 mins.
  • City of Life

    15-Dec-2009

    Dir. Ali F Mostafa. UAE. 2009. 97mins
  • Cartagena (L’Homme De Chevet)

    15-Dec-2009

    Dir. Alain Monne. France, 2009. 120 mins.
  • Nativity!

    23-Nov-2009

    Dir/scr Debbie Isitt. UK. 2009. 105mins.
  • Today's Special

    3-Nov-2009

    Dir. David Kaplan. US. 2008. 99mins.
  • 1 Day

    30-Oct-2009

    Dir/scr. Penny Woolcock. UK. 2009. 101 mins.
  • Bunny And The Bull

    30-Oct-2009

    Dir/scr Paul King. UK. 2009. 101 mins
  • Nowhere Boy

    29-Oct-2009

    Dir. Sam Taylor-Wood. UK. 2009. 97 mins.
  • Fantastic Mr Fox

    29-Oct-2009

    Dir: Wes Anderson. US, 2009. 87 mins.
  • Mugabe And The White African

    22-Oct-2009

    Dirs. Lucy Bailey, Andrew Thompson. UK. 2009. 94 mins.
  • Headhunter

    20-Oct-2009

    Dir/scr. Rumle Hammerich. Denmark, 2009. 100 mins.
  • From Time To Time

    17-Oct-2009

    Dir/scr Julian Fellowes. UK. 2009. 95 mins
  • 44-Inch Chest

    16-Oct-2009

    Dir. Malcolm Venville. UK. 2008. 91 mins.
  • I Am Love (Io Sono L'Amore)

    29-Sep-2009

    Dir. Luca Guadagnino. Italy, 2009. 119 mins
  • Lourdes

    28-Sep-2009

    Dir/scr. Jessica Hausner. Austria/France/Germany, 2009. 99 minutes.
  • Fame

    24-Sep-2009

    Dir. Kevin Tancharoen. US. 2009. 107 mins.
  • Venice and Toronto show their different strengths

    24-Sep-2009

    The two festivals worked well together this year, says Fionnuala Halligan.
  • Perrier’s Bounty

    12-Sep-2009

    Dir. Ian Fitzgibbon. Ireland/UK. 2009. 88 mins.
  • Creation

    10-Sep-2009

    Dir. Jon Amiel. UK, 2009. 108 Mins
  • Venice reaches mid-way in a brighter mood, helped by "unexpected gems"

    7-Sep-2009

    At its halfway mark, Venice 66 Competition has turned the tables on last year, with Marco Mueller’s sixth selection revealing some unexpected gems and few - if any – disappointments thus far.
  • South Of The Border

    7-Sep-2009

    Dir. Oliver Stone. US/Spain 2009. 78 mins.
  • Valhalla Rising

    6-Sep-2009

    Dir/scr. Nicolas Winding Refn. Denmark/UK, 2009. 90 mins
  • Accident (Yi Ngoi)

    6-Sep-2009

    Dir. Soi Cheang. Hong Kong, China, 2009, 86 mins.
  • Locarno's new artistic director Olivier Pere reveals fest overhaul

    4-Sep-2009

    In his first move as artistic director of the Locarno Film Festival, Olivier Pere has overhauled the selection committee and dropped a competitive strand – Ici Ailleurs will not be a part of the 63rd Locarno fest, which runs from August 4-14 next year.
  • Desert Flower

    3-Sep-2009

    Dir/scr. Sherry Hormann. Ger-Austria-Fr. 2009. 124 mins.
  • The Road

    3-Sep-2009

    Dir. John Hillcoat. US. 2009. 113 mins.
  • Grande expectations

    30-Jul-2009

    The Locarno International Film Festival (Aug 5-15) is burnishing its reputation for distinctive arthouse and indie programming with a line-up filled with tales of the unexpected.
  • Julie & Julia

    24-Jul-2009

    Dir/scr. Nora Ephron. US. 2009. 123mins.
  • G-Force

    24-Jul-2009

    Dir. Hoyt Yeatman. US. 2009. 88 mins.
  • The Agent

    16-Jul-2009

    Dir. Lesley Manning. 2009. 84 mins.
  • Mad, Sad & Bad

    6-Jul-2009

    Dir/scr. Avie Luthra. UK. 2009. 90mins.
  • Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

    6-Jul-2009

    Dir. David Yates. US/UK 2009. 153mins.
  • Crying With Laughter

    2-Jul-2009

    Dir/scr Justin Molotnikov. UK. 2009. 93mins.
  • Avatastic

    26-Jun-2009

    Fionnuala Halligan takes the temperature of events in her weekly blog.
  • Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs

    23-Jun-2009

    Dir. Carlos Saldanha. US, 2009, 93mins.
  • Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen

    15-Jun-2009

    Dir.Michael Bay. US. 2009. 149mins.
  • Looking For Eric

    2-Jun-2009

    Dir. Ken Loach. UK/Fr/Belg/It/Sp. 2009. 116mins.
  • A Prophet tops Screen Jury chart as Cannes reaches mid-way

    19-May-2009

    With the 62nd Cannes Competition at precisely the mid-way point, overall reaction to this year’s selection is warm so far.
  • Cannes Competition Blog

    15-May-2009

    Fionnuala Halligan blogs on the Competition titles straight from the Palais des Festivals.
  • Year of the heavyweights

    30-Apr-2009

    Cannes has invited the A-list world of cinema to a festival that is ready to excite critics and prise open dusty wallets.
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine

    30-Apr-2009

    Dir. Gavin Hood. US, 2009, 108 minutes
  • State Of Play

    14-Apr-2009

    Dir: Kevin Macdonald. US/UK. 2009. 118mins.
  • Shifty

    9-Apr-2009

    Dir. Eran Creevy. UK. 2008. 90 mins.
  • The Boat That Rocked (Pirate Radio)

    30-Mar-2009

    Dir/scr. Richard Curtis. UK, 2009. 134 mins.
  • The Damned United

    23-Mar-2009

    Dir. Tom Hooper. UK. 2009. 97mins.
  • Reviews - Happy Tears

    13-Mar-2009

    Parker Posey squares up to reality.
  • Happy Tears

    11-Feb-2009

    Dir/scr: Mitchell Lichtenstein. US. 2009. 96mins.
  • The Young Victoria

    7-Feb-2009

    Dir: Jean-Marc Vallee. US-UK. 2008. 104mins.
  • The International

    5-Feb-2009

    Dir: Tom Tykwer. US-Ger. 2008. 118mins.
  • Chris Paton joins Fortissimo in acquisitions and development role

    2-Feb-2009

    Well-known industry veteran Chris Paton has joined Amsterdam/Hong Kong-based Fortissimo Films as Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development with immediate effect.Paton, the former Vice Chairman of DDA Public Relations, will be based in London and work on centralising Fortissimo's international team to source new product, continue the development of current projects and look for new production opportunities.Fortissimo ...
  • The One Man Village (Samaan Bildayaa)

    29-Dec-2008

    Documentary. Dir. Simon El Habre. Lebanon, 2008. 86 mins.
  • Pomegranates And Myrrh

    28-Dec-2008

    Dir/scr. Najwa Najjar. Palestine, 95 mins
  • Marina Of The Zabbaleen

    27-Dec-2008

    Documentary. Dir/prod: Engi Wassef. Egypt, 2008, 70 mins
  • Masquerades

    22-Dec-2008

    Dir. Lyes Salem. Algeria/Fr, 2008. 92 mins.
  • Inkheart

    12-Dec-2008

    Dir. Iain Softley. Ger/UK/US. 2008, 106 mins.
  • The Children

    5-Dec-2008

    Dir/scr.Tom Shankland. UK. 2008. 84 mins
  • Telstar (2007)

    31-Oct-2008

    Dir. Nick Moran. UK, 2008. 114 mins.
  • Franklyn

    29-Oct-2008

    Dir/scr. Gerald McMorrow. UK 2007. 95 mins
  • New Town Killers

    29-Oct-2008

    Dir/scr. Richard Jobson, UK, 2008, 98mins.
  • Bronson

    29-Oct-2008

    Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn. UK, 2008. 92 mins.
  • Quantum Of Solace

    20-Oct-2008

    Dir. Marc Forster. UK/US. 2008. 106mins
  • In focus - Pusan Review - Pushed for space in a crowded scene

    17-Oct-2008

    Everybody says it, everybody knows it: the autumn festival circuit, which bows out with Rome and London this week, is too crammed. Yet the situation staggers on from year to year, with festivals pointing frantically to their record numbers of world premieres. Even after Venice, Toronto and San Sebastian had unveiled their debuts, Pusan hit the fray with 85 world premieres out of 315 features screened - a higher tally than ever before.
  • Frost/Nixon

    15-Oct-2008

    Dir. Ron Howard. US/UK 2008. 122 mins.
  • Breathless

    7-Oct-2008

    Dir/prod/scr: Yang Ik-june. SK. 2008. 130mins.
  • Rembrandt's J'Accuse

    7-Oct-2008

    Dir/scr: Peter Greenaway. Neth. 2008. 86mins.
  • Nucingen House

    7-Oct-2008

    Dir/scr: Raoul Ruiz. Fr-Ch. 2008. 87mins.
  • Himalaya, Where The Wind Dwells

    7-Oct-2008

    Dir/scr: Jeon Soo-il. SK. 2008. 95mins.
  • Awaking From A Dream

    7-Oct-2008

    Dir/scr: Freddy Mas Franqueza. Sp-Pol. 2008. 100mins.
  • Oishii Man

    7-Oct-2008

    Dir: Kim Jeong-jung. SK. 2008. 98mins.
  • Dim Sum Funeral

    7-Oct-2008

    Dir: Anna Chi. US-Can. 2008. 94mins.
  • Miao Miao

    7-Oct-2008

    Dir: Cheng Hsiao-tse. HK-Tai. 2008. 83mins.
  • Da Da's Dance

    4-Oct-2008

    Dir: Zhang Yuan. China. 2008. 92mins.
  • The Gift To Stalin

    2-Oct-2008

    Dir. Rustem Abdrashev. Kazakhstan/Russia/Poland/Israel 2008. 97 mins.
  • How To Lose Friends & Alienate People

    1-Oct-2008

    Dir: Robert Weide. 2008. 109mins.
  • The Baader Meinhof Complex (Das Baader Meinhof Complex)

    26-Sep-2008

    Dir Uli Edel. Ger. 2008. 149mins.
  • The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

    12-Sep-2008

    Dir: Mark Herman. UK-US. 2008. 94mins.
  • Venice: A critical review

    12-Sep-2008

    Rather than dwelling on Venice 65, the festival's artistic director Marco Mueller was keen to emphasise that things will be different for Venice 66. This year he 'chose to gamble on innovation and invention rather than repeat what has been successful in recent years'.
  • Venice Film Festival confirms permanent date change

    6-Sep-2008

    The 65th Venice Film Festival artistic director Marco Muller has confirmed that next year's festival will open later, on September 2. More significantly, he said that the shift to the first Wednesday in September would be a permanent one. That means that, while the next two years will not see a significant change from previous years in the Venice and Toronto axis, the festivals could effectively overlap in 2011, with Venice starting on Wednesday September 7, 2011, and Toronto ...
  • The Wrestler

    5-Sep-2008

    Dir: Darren Aronofsky. US. 2008. 105 mins.
  • Rachel Getting Married

    3-Sep-2008

    Dir: Jonathan Demme. US. 2008. 116mins.
  • Paper Soldier

    2-Sep-2008

    Dir: Alexey German Jr. Russia. 2008. 118mins.
  • Teza

    2-Sep-2008

    Dir-scr: Haile Gerima. Ethiopia-Germany-France. 2008. 140mins.
  • I'm Gonna Explode (Voy A Explotar)

    1-Sep-2008

    Dir-scr: Gerardo Naranjo. Mexico. 2008. 106mins
  • Vegas: Based On A True Story

    1-Sep-2008

    Dir: Amir Naderi. US. 2008. 102mins.
  • Ponyo on the Cliff By The Sea (Gake No Ue No Ponyo)

    31-Aug-2008

    Dir-scr: Hayao Miyazaki. Jap. 2008. 101mins
  • Wild Child (2007)

    15-Aug-2008

    Dir Nick Moore, UK, 2008, 98 mins.
  • Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging

    25-Jul-2008

    Dir. Gurinder Chadha. 2008. UK . 100 mins.
  • Meet Dave

    11-Jul-2008

    Dir. Brian Robbins. US. 2008. 90 mins
  • The Edge Of Love

    18-Jun-2008

    Dir. John Maybury.UK. 2008. 112 mins.
  • The Incredible Hulk

    11-Jun-2008

    Dir. Louis Leterrier. 2008. US. 112mins.
  • Blindness

    14-May-2008

    Dir: Fernando Meirelles. 2008. Brazil-Canada-Japan. 118mins.
  • Flashbacks Of A Fool (2007)

    14-Apr-2008

    Dir. Baillie Walsh. UK. 2008. 104mins.
  • Dangerous Parking

    10-Apr-2008

    Dir Peter Howitt. UK. 2007. 109mins.
  • A Complete History Of My Sexual Failures

    9-Apr-2008

    Dir. Chris Waitt. UK. 2007. 89mins.
  • Welcome To The Sticks (Bienvenue chez les ch'tis)

    27-Mar-2008

    Dir Dany Boon. Fr. 2008. 106mins.
  • Horton Hears A Who!

    10-Mar-2008

    Dirs. Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino. US. 2008. 88mins
  • Fox buys UK and Australian rights to Scorsese's Stones documentary

    6-Feb-2007

    20th Century Fox International has picked up UK, Australia and New Zealand rights to Martin Scorsese's upcoming Rolling Stones documentary from international sales agent Fortissimo Films.
  • Mister Lonely - Set report - Only the lonely

    2-Feb-2007

    It has been a decade since Gummo and a good eight years since Julien Donkey-Boy, and Harmony Korine is finally back behind the camera with Mister Lonely. He co-scripted the story about celebrity impersonators - the key characters being "Michael Jackson" and "Marilyn Monroe" - with his younger brother Avi, the first time the writer of Kids has collaborated on a screenplay. That, however, is possibly the least unusual part of Mister Lonely.
  • Project market - CINEMART 2007 project focus

    19-Jan-2007

    One of the surprises about the line-up of projects in the 24th CineMart (January 28-February) is the number of high-profile directors - Stephan Elliott and Kim Ki-duk, for example - scattered among the more traditional CineMart arthouse fare. Therefore budgets overall look higher, capped by Elliott's Black Oasis at $7m (EUR5.5m), although CineMart co-heads Bianca Taal and Marit van den Elshout insist the level will never rise above their $7.8m (EUR6m) cap. With 800-850 industry attendees ...
  • The Binger Filmlab - 'Youth is our main focus'

    19-Jan-2007

    In the heart of Amsterdam, the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science-backed Binger Filmlab is doing its part to help 'quality' films along, both from the Netherlands and internationally.
  • Falafel

    12-Jan-2007

    Michel Kammoun turns in a freshly confident feature debut with Falafel, which won second prize at the recent Dubai International Film Festival late last year. Set during one night in present-day Lebanon - imagine an Arabic-language After Hours - it's funny and energetic, dispensing insights without preaching them.
  • Rotterdam announces full Tiger competition, with 7 world premieres

    8-Jan-2007

    The Rotterdam International Film Festival (Jan 24-Feb 4) has announced the final 15 competitors for this year's Tiger Awards for first or second films, which include seven world premieres. A further 25 films will compete for the short film Tigers.
  • Dubai opens with increased industry ambitions

    11-Dec-2006

    The thirdDubai International Film Festival has opened with a premiere of Bobby and evident grand plans to becomean industry centrepoint of the Middle East. As Cairo's festival wrappedwith honours going to Zhang Jiarui'sThe Road and Marrakech saw its top prize going to DominikGraf's The Red Cockatoo - heavyweight Dubainow ...
  • Cinemart to present 46 projects to 800 partners

    6-Dec-2006

    The world's largestco-production market, Rotterdam'sCinemart, has announced its line-up for the 24th edition, which will run fromJan 28 to Feb 1, 2007.
  • Cape Town honours King And The Clown

    21-Nov-2006

  • Fortissimo takes on sales for Children Of Glory

    24-Oct-2006

  • Starter For Ten

    16-Sep-2006

  • Starter For Ten

    16-Sep-2006

  • Strike (Die Heldin Von Danzig)

    15-Sep-2006

  • All The Boys Love Mandy Lane

    14-Sep-2006

  • All The Boys Love Mandy Lane

    14-Sep-2006

  • Antonia

    12-Sep-2006

  • Asif Kapadia to start True North shoot in Denmark

    11-Sep-2006

    Shootingis set to commence in Norway next week on Asif Kapadia's new feature TrueNorth. StarringMichelle Yeoh, Sean Bean and newcomer Michelle Crusiec,True North will be sold internationally byFrench label Celluloid Dreams.Based ...
  • Memento signs up Jia's Venice winner

    11-Sep-2006

    Paris-basedsales agent Memento Films has moved to sign up Venice Golden Lion winner StillLife, directed byChina's Jia Zhangke.Mementohas also come on board Jia's documentary East (Dong), which played in Venice's Horizonssection.It ...
  • Seville lands The Bubble in Canada

    9-Sep-2006

    Pierre Menahem's ScalpelFilms has sold Canadian rights to Eytan Fox's The Bubble to Seville Pictures.The Bubble, Fox's follow-upto Walk On Water, has itsinternational premiere in Toronto as a Special Presentation.The ...
  • Japan wakes up to Sleep

    8-Sep-2006

    Fortissimo Films has logged its first major deal on the New Crowned Hope project I Don't Want To Sleep Alone. Playing in Toronto, the Tsai Ming-liang drama competed at Venice and has been picked up for Japan by Prenom H.
  • The Lives Of Others (Das Leben Der Anderen)

    6-Aug-2006

    Dir/scr. Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck.Ger. 2006. 137mins.
  • San Sebastian's Spanish selections include The Backwoods

    4-Aug-2006

    Spain's premiere festival, San Sebastian, has unveiled a raft of new Spanish directorialtalent in its first line-up announcement. Filmax's 1970s-set$5.6m Spanish thriller Backwoods,with Gary Oldman, Virginie Ledoyen, Paddy Considine and Aitana Sanchey-Gijon, directed byBasque first-timer Koldo Serra,is perhaps the most splashy debut but will play outside competition in ...
  • Locarno's line-up boasts more US films

    12-Jul-2006

    The full line-up for the 59ththLocarno International Film Festival (Aug 2-12) hasbeen unveiled, marked by a boost in US fare underlined by opening film Miami Vice, final night film Little Miss Sunshine and two Sundancetitles in the International Competition.
  • Celluloid Dreams racks up robust Cannes sales

    5-Jun-2006

  • Scalpel takes on sales for Loktev's Day Night Day Night

    10-May-2006

    Pierre Menahem'sParis-based Scalpel Films has picked up worldwide rights to a second Cannes title - the anticipated suicide bomber drama Day Night Day Night by Julia Loktev, which is screening as part of Directors Fortnight.
  • Celluloid Dreams sets up shop in the UK

    3-May-2006

    French sales label CelluloidDreams is to open a London office, with JanineGold as vice president of acquisitions and sales overseeing UK material andmanaging the Paris-based sales team.
  • Scalpel picks up rights to first Paraguayan film in 30 years

    27-Apr-2006

    PierreMenahem's Scalpel Films has picked up international sales rights to the firstfilm from Paraguay in more than three decades, the Cannes title Hamaca Paraguaya.
  • Scapel Films scores raft of sales for football drama

    29-Mar-2006

    Pierre Menahem's Paris-basedScalpel Films has scored a raft of sales on Icelandic gay football comedy-dramaEleven Men Out following its Berlinale Panorama screening.
  • China-led crossover epics 'draining' Asia dry

    20-Mar-2006

    Mid-budget producersin Asia are facing a crisis as investmentdollars are drained into mega co-productions, leading to a "drought" of talent,according to Applause co-founder Peter Chan Ho-sun.
  • Lion Rock roars into China

    20-Mar-2006

    Producer Terence Chang is moving full-steam into Chinawith three mid-budget films to be shot on the mainland - all of them on top ofJohn Woo's 2007 production of Battle Of Red Cliff, set to be China'smost expensive film ever.
  • Fortissimo game for Tian's Go Master

    19-Mar-2006

    Fortissimo Films has boardedTian Zhuangzhuang's highly-anticipated The Go Master, taking international rights outside China.
  • Celluloid Dreams doing brisk international sales with Offside

    2-Mar-2006

    French sales company Celluloid Dreams has reported strong internationalsales on Berlinale Jury Prize winner Offside, with a US deal also close to being announced.Offside, directed by Jafar Panahi, is set during the Iran-Bahrain World Cup qualifierwhere female football fans disguise themselves ...
  • New pan-African co-production market for Sithengi market

    1-Mar-2006

    A new pan-African co-production market will be launched at this year's Sithengi Film And TV Market in Cape Town.The African Co-Production Forum is an initiative between Sithengi and various international and African funds andfestivals to select two projects to pitch at Rotterdam's co-production ...
  • Fortissimo picks up world sales on Waiter

    15-Feb-2006

    Fortissimohas picked up world sales on Waiter,the Dutch-HK-based sales company's fourth venture with director Alex van Warmerdam.Producedby Marc van Warmerdam, the film has recently wrappedand is in post-production.Themovie ...
  • Garai is Ozon's English Angel

    14-Feb-2006

    Casting has been locked in on Francois Ozon'sEnglish-language debut Angel, with Romola Garai to star alongside BerlinaleJury president and Ozon regular Charlotte Rampling. Celluloid Dreams is handling the film in Berlin.
  • Rapid sales for Roehler's The Elementary Particles

    14-Feb-2006

    Celluloid Dreams has announced 15 territory sales on Oskar Roehler's Competition titleThe Elementary Particles, tocompanies including France'sTFM, Momentum in the UK,Canada's Sevilleand Lucky Red in Italy.Particles ...
  • Celluloid Dreams secures rights to Sundance smash

    11-Feb-2006

    Celluloid Dreams has picked up worldwide rights to Sundancesmash Quinceanera.
  • Celluloid Dreams strikes a deal with Hammer And Tongs

    10-Feb-2006

    French sales house Celluloid Dreams is to part-finance and sell the nextproject from UK film outfit Hammer And Tongs - also known as GarthJennings and Nick Goldsmith.
  • Kosslick predicts big business at new-look EFM

    9-Feb-2006

    The European Film Marketopens today in its new centre at the Martin Gropius Bau (MGB) with Berlinale directorDieter Kosslick estimating a 100 percent increase infilm executives attending Berlin over 2005, both inside theofficial venues and out.'I'm completely confidentthat it will work and people ...
  • Kelly Reichardt, Manuel Nieto Zas and Han Jie win Tigers

    3-Feb-2006

    Kelly Reichardt's Old Joy, Manuel Nieto Zas's The Dog Poundand Walking On The Wild Side, by Han Jie, have won the three VPRO Tiger Awards at this year'sRotterdam International Film Festival.
  • Rotterdam CineMart reports brisk business on 45 projects

    2-Feb-2006

    Rotterdam's international co-productionmarket CineMart wrapped its 23rd edition on a high note last night,with general praise for the overall quality of the 45 productions being pitchedto 800 producers, financiers and sales agents at the Dutch city port.
  • Celluloid Dreams starts sales for The Elementary Particles

    31-Jan-2006

    French sales agent CelluloidDreams has kicked off sales on Berlin Competition entry The Elementary Particles, with Lucky Red picking up the Oskar Roehler-directed title forItaly, ABC/Cinemien taking Benelux, Ekaterinburg Art weighting in for Russia and HollywoodClassics coming on board for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  • Marilyn Manson to direct, star in Lewis Carroll feature

    31-Jan-2006

    Rocker Marilyn Manson will attend Berlin'sEuropean Film Market to present his directorial debut to buyers - $4.2m ( 3.5m Euros) Phantasmagoria - The Visions Of Lewis Carroll,in which Manson will play the author of Alice In Wonderland.
  • New projects for NoDream Cinema and Mantarraya Producciones

    31-Jan-2006

    NoDream Cinema, headed up byMexico's Carlos Reygadas, and Jaime Romandia's Mantarraya Producciones are upping their collaboration to back fourupcoming projects, all budgeted around the $500,000 mark.
  • Celluloid Dreams strengthens sales slate for Berlin

    26-Jan-2006

    French sales agentCelluloid Dreams is flexing its muscles pre-Berlin, boarding yet moreEnglish-language productions in advance of the European Film Market.
  • Michael Auret CEO of Sithengi steps down

    18-Jan-2006

    Michael Auret, headof the South Africa's SithengiFilm and TV Market and the Cape Town World Cinema Festival, has stepped downafter wrapping Sithengi's 10th anniversaryedition.Auret took over at Sithengi in 2001 and set up the concurrent film festival in2002; last year Sithengi logged 1700 delegates whilethe festival ...
  • Marc Evans' Snow Cake to open Berlin Film Festival

    18-Jan-2006

    MarcEvans' drama Snow Cake, starring AlanRickman and Sigourney Weaver, will open the Berlin Film Festival in Competitionon February 9.Thefull Competition line-up is now almost complete, with 23 out of 26 titlesannounced and a further three to be revealed at the end of the week.Worldpremieres ...
  • Daniel Burman's Family Law to open Berlin's Panorama

    10-Jan-2006

    TheBerlin Film Festival's Panorama section is set to open with the world premiereof Daniel Burman's Family Law (Derechode Familia), in an initial swathe of filmsannounced by the section yesterday.
  • US film-makers join race for Rotterdam's Tigers

    10-Jan-2006

    Americanfilm-makers are making a return to Rotterdam (Jan 26-Feb 5), with two USfeatures in the running for the VPRO Tiger Awards, announced today.
  • Thema plans to build new studio in St Petersburg

    9-Jan-2006

    Thema, the Luxembourg-based productioncompany, is rapidly ramping up its activities - opening a new,5,000-square-metre state-of-the-art studio in St Petersburg, Russia bySeptember and starting a UK operation headed up by formerentertainment lawyer Kami Nagdhi.
  • A New Day In Old Sana'a

    5-Jan-2006

  • Wong Kar-wai to head Competition jury for Cannes

    4-Jan-2006

    HongKong auteur Wong Kar-wai will head up the Competitionjury for the Cannes Film Festival this year (May 17-28), it was announced today(Jan 4).
  • ID Distribution and Scalpel Films form alliance

    4-Jan-2006

    France's IDDistribution and Scalpel Films have announced a strategic alliance for 2006, movingtowards co-production alongside French distribution activities andinternational sales.Led by Isabelle Dubar and former Celluloid head of sales Pierre Menahem respectively, ID and Scalpel have picked up Israelidirector ...
  • Sighvatsson swoops on Scanbox

    3-Jan-2006

    LosAngeles-based film producer Sigurjon "Joni"Sighvatsson has taken over Scandinavian filmdistribution company Scanbox Entertainment A/S,acquiring 75 percent of its shares.
  • Looking For Comedy In The Muslim World

    20-Dec-2005

  • Dubai festival ends with buzz about international shoots

    18-Dec-2005

    Thesecond Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) wrapped on an optimistic notein the Gulf state on Saturday, with a palpable buzz surrounding the DubaiStudio City project and several high-profile expressions of interest in filmingthere following on from Warner Bros' recent shoot for Syriana.
  • World premiere for Albert Brooks at the Dubai Film Festival

    16-Dec-2005

    AlbertBrooks became the first US film-maker to world premiere his film at the DubaiInternational Film Festival yesterday - with the potentially controversialtitle Looking For Comedy In The MuslimWorld, a sub-$25m cross-cultural comedy bankrolled by Steve Bing's Shangri-La Entertainment.
  • The Dubai International Film Festival opens with controversial drama

    12-Dec-2005

    The second Dubai InternationalFilm Festival has stepped up its bid to become a centre of cultural debate inthe Middle East with the gala opening of its second edition and theGulf premiere of a decidedly controversial film - Hany Abu Assad's suicidebomber drama, Paradise Now.
  • The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

    5-Dec-2005

  • Hidden soars at EFA awards

    4-Dec-2005

    Michael Haneke'sHidden (Cache) was the big winner atSaturday night's European Film Awards in Berlin,making off with five awards, including best film. TheFrench-Austrian-German-Italian ...
  • Dubai announces line-up; Paradise Now to open festival

    27-Nov-2005

    Headinginto its second year, the Dubai International Film Festival (December 11-17)has announced an expanded line-up of 98 Middle East and international films,kicking off with Hany Abu-Assad'ssuicide bomber drama Paradise Now,and culminating with the closing night gala of Christian Carrion's Merry Christmas.
  • Fortissimo gets ready for Battle

    22-Nov-2005

    Dutch-HongKong-based sales agent Fortissimo Films is to plunge deeper into the territoryit carved out on Seven Swords by investing in the US$16m martial artsepic A Battle Of Wisdom, directed by Hong Kong's Jacob Cheung.
  • Bridge opens for Fortissimo

    16-Nov-2005

    Dutch-HK-based sales agent FortissimoFilms has reported a string of sales on documentary The Bridge, which itpicked up at AFM. Directed by Eric Steel and following the stories of peoplewho decided to commit suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate bridge in 2004,the film has already sold to Japan (Tornado), Village Roadshow (Australia andGreece), Brazil (Imagem) and Mexico (Film House), apart from Matalon in Israeland Portugal's Lusomundo.
  • Brooks' Muslim comedy to world premiere in Dubai

    16-Nov-2005

    In an unusual move, AlbertBrooks' new film Looking For ComedyIn The Muslim World will have its world premiere at the Dubai InternationalFilm festival ahead of an early-2006 US release through Warner IndependentPictures.
  • EFM announces record sign-up levels

    8-Nov-2005

    Asthe AFM draws to a close, Berlin's European Film Market (EFM) has announced arecord 240 companies signed up to take part in the event (Feb 9-19).
  • Rotterdam to host a record 30 Bals-supported titles

    2-Nov-2005

    The upcoming Rotterdam Film Festival has selected 36 filmprojects to receive funding from the Hubert Bals Fund - as a record thirtycompleted fund-supported titles are set to screen at the festival itself (January25-Feb 5).
  • 3 Needles

    4-Oct-2005

  • Twelve And Holding

    27-Sep-2005

  • Something Like Happiness (Stetsi)

    26-Sep-2005

    Dir/scr: Bodhan Slama.2005. Cz Rep. 100mins.
  • Czech Happiness rules over San Sebastian

    24-Sep-2005

    Something Like Happiness (Stesti) has won top honoursat the San Sebastian International Film Festival, taking the Golden Shell forBest Picture and the Best Actress award for Ana Geislerova.
  • Hard Times (Malas Temporadas)

    22-Sep-2005

    Dir. Manuel MartinCuenca. Sp. 2005. 115mins.
  • Twelve and selling: Cuesta drama logs first deals

    20-Sep-2005

    Hot Toronto title Twelve And Holding, directed byMichael Cuesta, has sold to several major territories, including the UK, Franceand Australia.
  • Germany, Japan tap heels to Saura's Iberia

    16-Sep-2005

    Carlos Saura's latest dance extravaganza, Iberia, hassold to 14 territories following its world premiere in Toronto, led by deals inGermany, France and Japan.
  • CrossDay strikes raft of sales on Shooting Dogs

    14-Sep-2005

    Demonstrating that anappetite still exists for cinematic insight into the 1994 Rwandan genocide,producer CrossDay Productions has sold Michael Caton-Jones's drama ShootingDogs to a raft of international territories, including Japan and the UK.
  • Mayhem lands at Fortissimo

    13-Sep-2005

    Fortissimo Films has pickedup worldwide rights outside Australia/NZ to black comedy Suburban Mayhem,directed by Australia's Paul Goldman (Australian Rules), andproduced by Lea Churchill Brown with The Piano's Jan Chapman executiveproducing. Icon will distribute in Australia/NZ.
  • Pride & Prejudice

    12-Sep-2005

    Dir Joe Wright. 2005UK-US-Fr. 127mins.There'sno question that 19th-century English novelist Jane Austen still has shapelylegs. Ang Lee's Sense & Sensibility (1995) enjoyed seven Oscarnominations (including best picture) and $134m box-office worldwide, $43m fromthe US alone, while Colin Firth owes his career to a 1995 BBC version of Pride & Prejudice ...
  • Warner Bros Japan swoops on Seven Swords

    9-Sep-2005

    In a coup for sales agentFortissimo Films, Warner Bros Pictures Japan has boarded Tsui Hark'sVenice-opener Seven Swords, which screens in Toronto on Sunday.
  • The Maid screams up Singapore record

    8-Sep-2005

    Fortissimo pick-up The Maid hasbecome the top-grossing horror title in its native Singapore, passing $1.1m (Sing $2m)at the weekend.
  • McGregor, Okonedo, examine their Sexual Nature

    15-Aug-2005

    Scenes Of A Sexual Nature, made for less than £500,000 andstarring 17 of Britain's top actors including Ewan McGregor, Sophie Okonedo,Gina McKee, Eileen Atkins and Hugh Bonneville, is set to wrap next week onLondon's Hampstead Heath.
  • San Sebastian unveils Spanish titles set for competition

    5-Aug-2005

    The San Sebastian InternationalFilm Festival (September 15-24) has unveiled four Spanish titles set to competefor this year's Golden Shell.
  • F For Film takes Friday

    2-Aug-2005

    French seller F For Film has acquired world rightsto the French/Belgian co-production Friday Or Another Day (Venredi Ou UnAutre Jour), a last-minute entry to Locarno's International Competitionline-up.
  • Armendariz's Obaba to open San Sebastian

    22-Jul-2005

    San Sebastian filmfestival will open with the premiere of Spanish director MontxoArmendariz's Obaba, which willalso compete for the Golden Shell award.
  • Dogwoof barks at UK theatrical windows

    28-Jun-2005

    Dogwoof Digital, therecently-formed arm of new UK distributor Dogwoof pictures, has announced itwill simultaneously release the low-budget feature EMR in cinemas, overthe internet and on DVD in a first for the UK market.
  • Sony Pictures set to board Woo's $50m Red Cliff

    22-Jun-2005

    John Woo and Terence Chang's Lion Rock Productions is inadvanced negotiations with Sony Pictures for worldwide rights outside Japanand Taiwan for Woo's China-set blockbuster The Battle Of Red Cliff.
  • The Longest Penalty In The World (El Penalti Mas Largo Del Mundo)

    11-May-2005

  • The Longest Penalty In The World (El Penalti Mas Largo Del Mundo)

    10-May-2005

  • Almost Brothers (Quase Dois Irmaos)

    6-May-2005

    Dir: Lucia Morat. Braz-Fr-Chile. 2004. 102mins
  • Almost Brothers (Quase Dois Irmaos)

    6-May-2005

    Dir: Lucia Morat. Braz-Fr-Chile. 2004. 102mins
  • The Wolf (El Lobo)

    5-May-2005

    Dir. Miguel Courtois. Sp. 2004. 122mins
  • Tapas

    4-May-2005

    Dirs/scr: Jose Corbacho,Juan Cruz. Sp. 2004. 94mins.
  • Cannes contenders limber up for festival competition

    7-Apr-2005

    Which film will open the 58thedition of the Cannes festival on May 11'
  • The Interpreter

    1-Apr-2005

  • The Interpreter

    1-Apr-2005

  • Duck Season flies off with Mexican Oscars

    30-Mar-2005

    FernandoEimbcke's Duck Season (Temporada de Patos) has won 11 Ariel awards atMexico's Oscar-equivalent ceremony.
  • Valiant

    24-Mar-2005

    Dir: Gary Chapman. US-UK.2005. 76 mins.
  • Valiant

    24-Mar-2005

  • Fortissimo rolls with Pen-ek's Invisible Waves

    11-Feb-2005

  • The Magic Roundabout (La Manege Enchante)

    27-Jan-2005

    Dirs: Dave Borthwick, Jean Duval, Frank Passingham. 2005. UK-Fr. 81mins
  • I Am Cuba, The Siberian Mammoth (Soy Cuba, O Mamute Siberiano)

    10-Jan-2005

  • Olga

    10-Jan-2005

  • Grupo Novo hatches South American release plan

    30-Nov-2004

    Brazilianproducer-distributor Grupo Novo de Cinema e TV has entered into a joint venturewith Argentina's Artikino Pictures to release Brazilian films throughout SouthAmerica.The joint venture, to benamed Group Novo Latinoamerica, will be based in Buenos Aires and plans todistribute between six and 10 Brazilian films in Argentina, Uruguay, ...
  • Mammoth doc excites Brazilian Film Market

    29-Nov-2004

    The second annual Brazilian Film Market has wrapped inthe country's capital of Brasilia, with 68 features, 81 documentaries and 154shorts being presented to 23 international TV and film buyers from 11countries.The marketran concurrently to Brazil's oldest film festival, the Brasilia Film Festival,now in its 37th year and wrapping on Tuesday.Buyers ...
  • Foreign Oscar race heats up as deadline looms

    28-Sep-2004

    As Friday's (Oct 1) deadline for Oscar foreignlanguage film submissions draws close, the Academy has received a raft of bids- including Thailand's The Overture,Korea's Tae Guk Ki and Austria's Antares and Serbia-Montenegro's Goose Feather - for contention.
  • Allen's Melinda set for big push in UK

    24-Sep-2004

    Fox International is planning a big UK push for WoodyAllen's Melinda And Melinda following the film's positive reception lastweek at the San Sebastian Film Festival.Fox will release the film in the UK on January 28, withits launch backed by a touring Allen and members of the cast.Allen's last two films have had an unenthusiasticreaction in the UK - Anything Else took just £352,900 and HollywoodEnding ...
  • San Sebastian to open with Allen's Melinda

    25-Jul-2004

    The world premiere of Woody Allen's new film, Melindaand Melinda, is set to open Spain'sSan Sebastián Film Festival on September 17.
  • Former BVI chief Zapata takes over at DeAPlaneta

    23-Jul-2004

    Former BVI chief AlvaroZapata has been appointed executive president of Grupo DeAPlaneta, the giantproduction-distribution company established by Italy's DeAgostini and Spain'sGrupo Planeta in 2000.
  • First Run checks out Torremolinos 73 for US

    5-Jul-2004

    Spain's Sogepac has sold all US and Canadian rights onits quirky comedy Torremolinos 73 toFirst Run Features.
  • Spanish film enjoys upswing in admissions

    2-Jul-2004

    Intheir exhaustive annual analysis of the entertainment sector in Spain publishedyesterday, the Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE) and the FundacionAutor have pinpointed a rise in fortunes for Spanish films in 2003 - to 15.8percent of the market, up from 13 percent in 2002. However, overall, they foundaudience figures for all films are still down despite a rise in screens.
  • Banderas to direct Los Ingleses in Spain

    1-Jul-2004

    Antonio Banderas has confirmed that he will direct his nextfilm in 2006 - in his native Spain.
  • Telespan 2000 readies Other Side Of The Bed sequel

    29-Jun-2004

    Independent production company Telespan 2000, headed byTomas Cimadevilla, has confirmed it is to go ahead with the sequel to TheOther Side of The Bed (El Otro Lado de La Cama).
  • Amenabar's Sea tipped for Venice slot

    28-Jun-2004

    Out to Sea (Mar Adentro), Alejandro Amenabar's eagerly-anticipated follow-up to TheOthers looks set for a Venice festival slot with the news that it will openin Spain on September 3.
  • Spain's Lauren files for credit protection

    15-Jun-2004

    Beleaguered Spanish distributor-exhibitor Lauren AudiovisualHoldings, parent company of Lauren Films and Lauren Distribution, is operatingas normal, despite filing for credit protection late last week.
  • Filmax consolidates market position as revenues rise

    14-Jun-2004

    After a capital expansion of Euros 50m in September 2003from public sector sources, Filmax Entertainment consolidated its position inthe market last year according to its annual results, announcing revenues ofEuros 91.8m, a 11.4 percent hike from 2002 revenues.
  • Spain's Telespan 2000 wins bank cash injection

    14-Jun-2004

    Telespan 2000, leading Spanish producer of box office hits TheOther Side Of The Bed, Torremolinos 73 and FootballDays, has completed a restructuring whichincludes a cash injection from local savings bank Banco Gallego in return for20% of the company. Bed and Football Days director David Serrano also becomes a shareholder. The othertwo partners remain as before - producer Tomas Cimadevilla and businessman JoseHerrero de Engana. This follows Telespan's move ...
  • Spanish film-makers look to boost ties with Germany

    14-Jun-2004

    Spanish producers have met with their German counterparts aspart of the Madrid's fourth German Film Festival to propose changes to aco-production deal signed in 2002.
  • Spanish industry unites against pirates

    10-Jun-2004

    Spain's entire audiovisual sector has banded together tolaunch a fully-fledged attack on the pirates which it claims cost the industryEuros 700 million in 2003.But evenas the ICAA film institute, the producers lobby FAPAE, the authors rights'collection society EGEDA and anti-piracy body FAP were announcing details of anad campaign to drive the pirates out, copies of The Day After Tomorrow ...
  • Spanish broadcasters pledge to invest in film

    3-Jun-2004

    Spain'sregional public broadcasters have signed a pact to invest Euros 30m over thenext three years in the acquisition, production and co-production of Spanishfeature films, TV movies, pilots, animated series, pilots and short features.The dealis a renewal of the accord struck in 1999 between FORTA, an umbrellaorganisation for eight regional ...
  • Spain allies with France in piracy move

    2-Jun-2004

    Spain's new culture minister Carmen Calvo has lent herSocialist administration's support to long-held French moves to lower statetaxes on cultural products including DVDs and CDs in a bid to counter piracy.
  • Ex-San Sebastian chief to take over Spain's ICAA

    26-May-2004

    The former head of the San Sebastian International FilmFestival, Manual Perez Estremera, is set to head up Spain's major state filmbody, ICAA.Left-wingnewspaper El Pais has leaked the news that Perez Estremera, a formerfilm critic responsible for relaunching San Sebastian in 1993, will beconfirmed as head of the Instuito de las Ciencias y las Artes Audiovisuales(ICAA) in the next ...
  • 2046 too late for the press

    19-May-2004

    The officialCannes press screening for Wong Kar-wai's competition entry 2046tomorrow morning at 8.30 am has been cancelled, Palais officials have confirmed.
  • Brando returns - as himself

    19-May-2004

    Shooting is due to startthis summer in LA for the 5.5m Brando And Brando, producer Norma Heyman(Dangerous Liaisons) ofHeyman-Hoskins Productions confirmedyesterday.
  • Lusomundo swallows up Filmax slate

    19-May-2004

  • Spain's Arcadia turns to English language

    19-May-2004

    New Barcelona-basedproduction outfit Arcadia Pictures, in the market with the recently-completedEuros 3 million The Birthday, hasannounced two new English-language pictures to shoot in 2005 and 2006.
  • UGC takes Bielinsky's Aura to UK

    18-May-2004

  • Lolafilms tunes up for Isi/Disi sequels

    17-May-2004

  • Luna zeros in on $18m Moscow

    17-May-2004

  • Chilean director shoots in Palestine for Vision

    14-May-2004

  • Lolafilms readies English pair

    14-May-2004

    Spanish producer Lolafilmsis storming ahead with two Euros 10m English-language productions - includingvenerable helmer Carlos Saura's new film.
  • John Woo kicks off UNICEF project

    12-May-2004

    LA-based director John Woois to visit the Croisette for the first time on Saturday as part of aninternational film-making project for the Children's relief agency UNICEF.
  • Reding backs Europe wide Film Commission network

    10-May-2004

    Spanish-backed moves to set up a European Film CommissionNetwork have gained ground with news that European Commissioner for Culture,Viviane Reding, is backing the initiative.
  • Son Of The Bride director's latest to premiere at Valladolid

    10-May-2004

    Argentine director Juan Jose Campanella's Luna de Avellaneda (The Moon of Avellaneda) will open the 49th Valladolid International Film Festival on October 22.The move mirrors the career path taken by Campenella's last film, the Oscar-nominated Son of the Bride (El Hijo de La Novia), which won the festival's top prize and public choice award and went on to international box office success.The picture, a Euros 1.2m co-production between Argentina's Pol-Ka, SB Producciones, ...
  • San Sebastian to reprise film 'rescue' initiative

    5-May-2004

    TheSan Sebastian Film Festival has confirmed it will stage Films in Progressduring this September's event, aiming to help struggling Latin American andSpanish film-makers complete their pictures.
  • Hector wins top awards at Malaga festival

    3-May-2004

    The Seventh Malaga Film Festival's top award has gone to Hector, with AdrianaOzores also taking Best Actress for her part in the Gracia Querejeta-directedmovie about a young boy who has to choose between living with his aunt or hisfather in Mexico after his mother dies.
  • Spanish cinema on ambassadorial mission

    3-May-2004

    The Spanish film producers body FAPAE wants to open special film officesin Spain's embassies and consulates around the world, starting next year, aspart of new proposed measures to promote their industry.
  • Gallo apologises for 'disastrous' Brown Bunny

    23-May-2003

    A chastened Vincent Gallo apologised yesterday to financiers and audiences for his film The Brown Bunny, which had a disastrous reception at Cannes.
  • Vincent Gallo defends his Bunny

    22-May-2003

    Although The Brown Bunny left critics cold - it is currently the worst-rated competition film ever to be judged by Screen International's critics' jury, behind both Johnny Depp's The Brave and Mathieu Kassovitz' Assassins - producer-director-actor-writer-editor-camera operator Vincent Gallo lifted the press out of mid-festival doldrums yesterday with a rousing defence of his work.
  • Vincent Gallo defends his Bunny

    22-May-2003

    Although The Brown Bunny left critics cold - it is currently the worst-rated competition film ever to be judged by Screen International's critics' jury, behind both Johnny Depp's The Brave and Mathieu Kassovitz' Assassins - producer-director-actor-writer-editor-camera operator Vincent Gallo lifted the press out of mid-festival doldrums yesterday with a rousing defence of his work.
  • Matrix Revolutions aims for global day, date - and hour - release

    16-May-2003

    Producer Joel Silver is aiming for a global day, date and hour release for the third Matrix installment, Revolutions, on November 5.
  • Matrix Revolutions aims for global day, date - and hour - release

    16-May-2003

    Producer Joel Silver is aiming for a global day, date and hour release for the third Matrix installment, Revolutions, on November 5.
  • Hong Kong's Cheung and Law plan epic Story Of Ah-Toi

    21-May-2002

    Hong Kong on and off-screen partners Mabel Cheung and Alex Law are planning a giant leap in budget for their next production, provisionally titled The Story Of Ah-Toi, to be set in the US and written and directed by Law with Cheung producing.
  • Brosnan to broaden range with two new projects

    20-May-2002

    Pierce Brosnan and producing partner Beau St Clair have announced two new projects - romantic comedy The Laws Of Attraction and 11th century epic Legend Of Lochenbar for an autumn and early-2003 shoot respectively. Both are to star Brosnan.
  • John Sayles aims high and low for next films

    18-May-2002

    John Sayles has announced a full cast for his half-Spanish language Casa De Los Babys, which starts shooting this August at a knock-down budget of $1m - while aiming high for his next production, between $24 and $32m for the Robert Carlyle-starrer Jamie MacGillivray.
  • Norway's KF mulls options after Buena Vista exit

    6-Sep-2000

    Norwegian distributor Kommunenes Filmsentral (KF) is considering various survival strategies following the decision by one of its major product sources, Buena Vista, to establish its own office in the country.
  • Norway's Detector set for internet preview

    22-Aug-2000

    Norwegian distributor Sandrew Metronome plans to pre-screen local production Detector, directed by Pal Jackman, on the internet this Thursday, the day before its theatrical release on Friday (August 25).
  • Haugesund unveils strong Nordic line-up

    21-Aug-2000

    The Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund claims to have its strongest ever line-up of Nordic features this year, including two Norwegian titles: Stein Leikanger's Odd Little Man and Hans Petter Moland's Aberdeen, a co-production with the UK.
  • Imax owners plan assault on Oslo cinema market

    9-Aug-2000

    Investment company Norway Cinema Group (NCG) - which operates Oslo's Imax theatre - is challenging the local authorities' dominance of the Oslo exhibition market with plans for a 10-screen multiplex scheduled to open in 2003.
  • Fox to launch Norwegian distribution arm

    4-Aug-2000

    20th Century Fox is continuing its expansion in Scandinavia with the launch of a Norwegian distribution arm, at the same time ending a long-term output agreement with local independent distributor KF.
  • SF Norge mulls lawsuit against Oslo Cinema chief

    2-Aug-2000

    Norwegian distributor SF Norge is considering suing Oslo Cinema managing director Ingeborg Moreaus Hansen after she launched a blistering attack on Liv Ullmann's latest picture Faithless in the Norwegian daily Dagsavisen.
  • Norway's Zwart to direct Wolff for Universal

    1-Aug-2000

    Norwegian director Harald Zwart has been signed to direct Universal's Wolff And Byrd, also known as Supernatural Law, based on Batton Lash's comic-book about two lawyers who specialise in macabre cases.
  • S.O.S. leads nods for Norway's Amanda Awards

    12-Jul-2000

    Thomas Robsahm's S.O.S. leads the field in the nominations for the Norwegian Amanda Awards - Norway's equivalent of the Oscars - picking up nods for best picture, best actress and the pan-Nordic Amanda Award.
  • Norway's Quart music fest becomes movie launchpad

    29-Jun-2000

    Norwegian film distributors are increasingly using the country's largest music festival - the Quart festival in Kristiansand - as a promotional platform for new releases. This year the event is being used to showcase highly-anticipated Norwegian title Detector, from first-time director Pal Jackman.
  • Holst lines up adaptation as second feature

    29-Jun-2000

    Norwegian director Marius Holst is developing an adaptation of an Ingvar Ambjornsen short story - Oyenstikkere - as a follow-up to his successful debut feature Cross My Heart And Hope To Die.
  • Star Wars, staff cuts boost Kinematografer profits

    16-Jun-2000

    Norwegian exhibitor Oslo Kinematografer, owned by Oslo City Council, has posted a pre-tax profit of $696,000 (NKr6m) on turnover of $21.5m (NKr185m) for the 12 months to December 1999.
  • Norway gains Vitofilm production, consultancy shop

    14-Jun-2000

    Former Danish Film Institute director Mona Jensen and Gunnar Svensrud, a former consultant for the Norwegian Film Institute, have launched an Oslo-based production and consultancy outfit Vitofilm.
  • Norway launches summer box office assault

    24-May-2000

    The Norwegian film industry has joined forces on a project called Summer Cinema (Sommerkino) to boost cinema admissions during the summer months when long daylight hours keep audiences out of theatres.
  • Norway postpones funding revamp

    14-Apr-2000

    Norway's incoming culture minister, Ellen Horn, has pushed back the restructuring of the government's film financing policy from May to autumn, to take on board recommendations from directors' association, Norwegian Film Directors (NFD).
  • Bornedal, Holst team up for Dina adaptation

    12-Apr-2000

    Danish director Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch) is attached to direct an adaptation of best-selling Norwegian novel Dina's Book for Danish producer Per Holst. The $10m English-language project is set to start production in September.
  • Norsk Film set for reform

    31-Mar-2000

    The Norwegian film industry is hoping that incoming culture minister Ellen Horn, appointed March 17, will continue with her predecessor's policy to transform state-owned film body Norsk Film into a single independent production fund.
  • Norway's producers call for end to cinema monopoly

    15-Mar-2000

    The Norwegian Film and TV Producers Society (NFTPS) has called for the abolishment of legislation which allows local authorities to control the handing out of licences to run cinemas in Norway.
  • Svensk moves into Norwegian exhibition

    25-Jan-2000

    Svensk Filmindustri Norge (SF Norge), the Norwegian arm of Scandinavian distributor Svensk Filmindustri, has unveiled plans to move into exhibition by opening cinemas in seven Norwegian cities.

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