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    Newton heats up next projects after Three Blind Mice


    Australian actor/writer/director Matthew Newton, here with Three Blind Mice, has two new scripts in development.People People is about a 40-year-old married couple trying to stay together. 'It's about comfort versus freedom,' Newton says. 'It's like an anti-rom-com, about how we relate to each other.'He also has LA-set genre piece about ...

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    Australia - Blind Ambition


    Matthew Newton has a passion for stories about male relationships. Three Blind Mice , which he wrote, directed and starred in, follows three young Australian navy officers who have one last night in Sydney before going to Iraq. It won a special commendation when it premiered at the Sydney Film ...

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    Tulpan takes first feature award at Times BFI London Film Festival


    The 52 nd Times BFI London Film Festival has announced three awards at its closing gala, Tulpan , takes best first feature, Three Blind Mice is critics favourite and Mid-August Lunch is recognised for its humanity and artistry. Director Sergey Dvortsevoy received the Sutherland Trophy for Tulpan ...

  • Radiant sets sail at Toronto with 'Who We Are Now'

    Radiant sets sail at Toronto with 'Who We Are Now'


    Julianne Nicholson, Emma Roberts and Zachary Quinto star.

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    Aan Ja (Over There) receives the Golden Alexander at Thessaloniki


    Aan Ja (Over There) by Iranian director Abdolreza Kahani received the Golden Alexander and $47,000 (Euros 37,000) at the 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Romanian production Pescuit Sportiv (Hooked ) by Adrian Sitaru was awarded the Special Jury Prize, the Silver Alexander and $28,000 (Euros 22,000). Argentinian Celina Murga ...

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    Thessaloniki announces first half of competition


    The Thessaloniki International Film Festival has announced the first seven titles for its International Competition. The 14-film competition for first and second features is programmed by festival director Despina Mouzaki. The titles unveiled so far are: Cell ( Selda) by Ellen Ramos and Paolo Villaluna (Philippines) Story of ...

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    Hunger wins Sydney Film Festival's inaugural competition


    Hunger , UK artist-turned-filmmaker Steve McQueen's portrait of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands in his dying days, has won the inaugural A$60,000 Sydney Film Prize. The film won the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and wowed audiences when it screened twice as part of the Sydney Film Festival ...

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    Sydney Film Festival to open with Happy-Go-Lucky


    Mike Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky is one of 12 films chosen by the Sydney Film Festival (SFF) to be in its inaugural official competition and will also be the opening night film on June 4. The competition also features three world premieres including Vincent Ward's New Zealand documentary Rain Of The ...

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    Toronto books best of Cannes in first programme announcement


    The Toronto International Film Festival announced its first tranche of titles, including Cannes competitors such as Atom Egoyan's Adoration , Arnaud Desplechin's A Christmas Tale , Matteo Garrone's Gomorrah and Laurent Cantet's Palme d'Or winner The Class . All four will be North American premieres screening as Special Presentations. ...

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    Thessaloniki opens with The Wrestler


    The 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival opens today with Daren Aronofsky's The Wrestler as the opening gala film, which will be introduced by its star Evan Rachel Wood. The festival features two world premieres as well as six international and three European premieres. The festival's international jury is ...