All Screen articles in 25 February 2008

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    La Rabia


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

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    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 Passmore from their humble beginnings ...

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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 of all of France's film labs.Industry ...

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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 for Best Narrative ...

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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 quarter of a ...

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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 week-long event.Presented ...

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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 ...

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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 experience for many local cast and ...

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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 Schønau 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 finding finance for ...

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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 ...

  • Reviews

    The Bank Job


    Dir: Roger Donaldson. US/UK/Australia. 2008. 111 mins.The juicy combination of a Royal sex scandal, high-level corruption and the perfect crime provides The Bank Job with too many options for its own good. An entertaining recreation of true events from the 1970s, it veers between larkish, old-fashioned Italian Job-style caper, Scandal-like ...

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    Singapore's InnoForm Media acquires video distributor


    Singapore producer-distributor InnoForm Media has acquired leading home video distributor Alliance Entertainment as a wholly-owned subsidiary, in line with a strategy of extending its business portfolio. Established in 1999, Alliance Entertainment is a well-recognised brand not only in Singapore but also in South-East Asia with a catalogue of more than ...

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    Palador, Zee Studio join forces to broadcast world cinema


    Mumbai-based Palador Pictures, which aims to promote world cinema in the Indian sub-continent, has tied up with 24-hour movie channel Zee Studio to showcase 26 films from its catalogue. Starting April 2008, the channel will dedicated a Sunday slot to sub-titled films from directors such as Ingmar Bergman, Francois Truffaut, ...

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    UPI plans to march Elite Squad across Latin America


    Universal Pictures International (UPI) plans to release Jose Padilha's $5m Elite Squad in theatres throughout Latin America following the film's Golden Bear win at Berlin. 'We are presenting Elite Squad in main Latin American festivals to generate a media exposure for the film,' says Mauricio Durán, UPI VP for of ...

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    No Country For Old Men dominates Academy Awards


    Miramax and Paramount Vantage were the narrow winners at a largelyworkmanlike 80th Annual Academy Awards with No Country For Old Men claiming four Oscars for best film, directing and adapted screenplay for Joel and Ethan Coen and supporting actor for Javier Bardem.For winners in full, click hereThere Will Be Blood, ...

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    Oscars winners 2008 in full


    Academy Awards 2008. Winners in bold (Click to see review)Best motion picture of the yearAtonement - Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Paul Webster, producersJuno - Lianne Halfon, Mason Novick and Russell Smith, producersMichael Clayton - Sydney Pollack, Jennifer Fox and Kerry Orent, producersNo Country For Old Men - Scott Rudin, ...

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    Vantage Point shoots down US box office with $24m opening


    Sony's presidential assassination thriller Vantage Point featuring an ensemble headed by Dennis Quaid and Matthew Fox led the board at the weekend as it launched on a $24m estimated gross.Fox's adventure Jumper slipped to second place on a distant $12.7m for $56.2m while Paramount's family saga The Spiderwick Chronicles ranked ...

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    Jumper remains internationalnumber one with $21.9m tally


    The sci-fi adventure Jumper maintained its number one status overseas thanks to a $21.9m estimated gross through Fox International from 4,040 screens in 40 markets that raised the tally to $61.2m.The film opened top in France on an excellent $5.1m from 586, second in Thailand on $1.3m from 170 and ...

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    North America - VoD vision becomes real


    Telecom giants, games companies and video retailers are re-energising the North American VoD market. John Hazelton reportsVoD programming has been available for close to a decade in the US. Until recently, however, the Hollywood studios, eager to protect the DVD market, have offered relatively few major movies to cable operators' ...

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    VOD Canada - Commercial concerns


    In Canada, the future of the format is ad-supported VoD. Denis Seguin looks at how this could work.There are an estimated 2 million video-on-demand households in Canada, representing a penetration rate of 43.5%. Accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers forecast a market of 4 million by 2010, at a penetration rate of approximately 55%.'The ...