26 August 2005

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  • News

    New US outfit Kindred teams up with HispanoFilms

    2005-08-26T04:00:00Z

    Fledgling NewYork and Pennsylvania-based boutique distributor Kindred Media Group ispartnering up with HispanoFilms Distribution on the US distribution of EnriqueRenteria's Mexican comedy Dame Tu Cuerpo (Gimme Your Body).The partnerswill seek to broaden the reach of the picture, which has grossed

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    Northern relations boost southern box office in Korea

    2005-08-26T04:00:00Z

    Therunaway box office success of Welcome To Dongmakgolhas driven home a point about the South Korean box office: films about NorthKorea sell.

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    Australian hit ready for international breakout

    2005-08-26T04:00:00Z

    TheAustralian drama Look Both Ways may become the country's long-awaited international breakout after taking $230,000(A$300,000) on home soil in its first week from only 17 screens.The film, which has its international premiere at Toronto, has beenthe number one film in every cinema in which it

  • Reviews

    The Cave

    2005-08-26T03:47:00Z

    Dir:Bruce Hunt. US. 2005. 96mins.US-backedbut utilising international above- and below-the-line talent and locations, TheCave is an efficient yet routine horror thriller with what would normallyseem like a novel underground exploration setting. Unfortunately, the settingis shared with recent

  • News

    Giant recognised at Haugesund

    2005-08-26T00:00:00Z

    Norwegian documentary Giant has walked off with most of the top prizesat the NorwegianInternational Film Festival in Haugesund, which wrapped today (August 26).Arne B. Rostad and Hallvard Br in's film aboutNorwegian artist Erik Bye took home the top Andreas Award as well as theaudience and

  • News

    Warner revs up Dukes in UK, France, Spain, Mexico

    2005-08-26T00:00:00Z

    The Warner Bros PicturesInternational (WBPI) duo of The Island and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory are expected to lead the international pack onceagain this weekend.Sci-fi actioner TheIsland, which has been the highestgrossing international release of the last two weekends, opens in Italy on

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    New Line hails Crashers as year's top comedy

    2005-08-26T00:00:00Z

    New Line' s WeddingCrashers has overtaken Hitch to become the biggest grossing comedy ofthe year in North America, racing to a $180m domestic running total since itsJul 15 launch.WeddingCrashers now ranks asthe second biggest R-rated comedy of all time behind Beverly Hills Cop, which finished on

  • News

    Directing Change names Dalton to work with Eyre on Scandal

    2005-08-26T00:00:00Z

    BAFTA award winner Hattie Daltonhas been selected as the latest female director to benefit from Women in Filmand Television (WFTV) initiative Directing Change.She will work alongside SirRichard Eyre on upcoming feature Notes From A ScandalDirecting Change is designed to address

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    Leigh, Ladd Jr win special awards at Flanders in Oct

    2005-08-26T00:00:00Z

    Mike Leigh andUS producer Alan Ladd Jr will each receive the Joseph Plateau Award for theiroutstanding achievements in filmmaking at the upcoming Flanders InternationalFilm Festival.Leigh willreceive his award from Imelda Staunton, the Oscar nominated star of his 2004drama Vera Drake.Leigh's other

  • News

    Israeli director completes Venice competition jury

    2005-08-25T16:45:00Z

    Amos Gitai will complete the main competition jury at theupcoming 62nd Venice Film Festival, the Biennale has announced.The Israeli director will join jury president DanteFerretti, Chinese writer Acheng, directors Claire Denis and Edgar Reitz,Icelandic musician and actress Emiliana Torrini and