25 February 2008

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  • Reviews

    La Rabia


    Dir/scr Albertina Carri. Argentina. 2008. 83 mins.

  • News

    MK2 picks up Berlin doc With Gilbert & George


    France's MK2 has announced the acquisition of Julian Cole's documentary With Gilbert & George.The film ran in the Panorama Dokumente section of the recent Berlin Festival. MK2 has taken world rights.A moving portrait, the work traces the lives of award-winning artists Gilbert Prousch and George

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    Ben Ammar promises to preserve French 'cinematic heritage'


    Quinta Communications boss Tarak Ben Ammar has moved to reassure the French industry that he recognises a 'cultural responsibility' in his takeover of the country's post-production sector.In December, Ben Ammar bought a 57% stake in post-production group Eclair, cementing his position as the owner

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    AFI Dallas festival adds two cash & services awards


    The AFI Dallas International Film Festival will bestow two new awards at its upcoming event, which runs from Mar 27-Apr 6.The Best Texas Film and Best Environmental Film will be sponsored by MPS Studios and Current Energy, respectively, in addition to the existing $25,000 Target Filmmaker Awards

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    Ruud Lamers to leave Warner Bros after 25 years


    Managing director of Warner Home Video Benelux Ruud Lamers will leave the company on Apr 30.Lamers joined Warner Home Video Benelux upon its inception in 1982 and since then has been involved in many developments such as retail sell-through, the launch of DVD and digital distribution.'The last

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    Mumbai film festival to open with Wajda's Katyn


    The 10th edition of the MAMI (Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image) film festival will open in Mumbai on March 6 with Polish master Andrzej Wajda's Oscar-nominated Katyn. Japanese director Naomi Kawase's The Mourning Forest, which won the Grand Jury Prize at last year's Cannes, will close the

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    Hong Kong Filmart expecting 7% increase in exhibitors


    The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC), which organises the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (Filmart), is expecting a 7% increase in the number of exhibitors at this year's event, to 480 from 30 countries and regions. The market, which aims to position Hong Kong as a vital trading

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    Northern Ireland Screen announces $1.4m in funding for local films


    Northern Ireland Screen has announced almost $1.4m in funding for indigenous film production from home-grown talent through the Northern Ireland Screen Fund, supported by Invest NI. 'Last year the big Hollywood film [Walden Media's children's adventure City Of Ember] afforded a great deal of

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    The Art Of Crying named Best Danish Film


    The Art Of Crying won two honours at the annual Bodil Awards last weekend in Copenhagen. Peter Sch nau Fog's powerful drama won Best Danish Film and Jesper Asholt (Mifune) was named Best Actor for his mesmerizing performance of a father with incestuous tendencies. Fog had faced difficulty

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    Early returns point to box-office recovery in Norway


    Norwegian cinemas have got off to a flying start in 2008, boosting ticket sales by 27.8% between Jan 1-Feb 21 compared to the same period in 2007, according to statistics published by Norwegian cinema association, Film & Kino.Local films drew 1.7m admissions in the whole of 2007. In the first seven