• ‘Shoshana’:  Toronto Review

    ‘Shoshana’: Toronto Review


    Michael Winterbottom carefully recreates Tel Aviv in the 1930s, where much of the tensions that affect Israel today are starting to bubble over

  • Genova



    Dir. Michael Winterbottom. UK. 2008. 94minsA family’s struggles with loss, grief and guilt form the basis of a frustratingly insubstantial drama inGenova.Michael Winterbottom’s latest effort is commendable for its refusal to indulge in easy sentimentality but the pricefor that is an elusive, low-key tale that keeps ...

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    Metrodome takes UK rights to Winterbottom's Genova


    Ahead of its premieres in Toronto and San Sebastian, the UK and Irish rights to Michael Winterbottom's latest film Genova have been snapped up by Metrodome Distribution.The deal was done directly with production company Revolution Films, founded by Winterbottom and his producer Andrew Eaton.The deal was negotiated between Metrodome CEO ...

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    Michael Winterbottom begins work on Naomi Klein'sShock Doctrine


    Michael Winterbottom and Road To Guantanamo collaborator Mat Whitecross are working on documentary The Shock Doctrine.The film is based on a book by Naomi Klein whichaims to expose what she calls 'disaster capitalism'. The theory is that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, warand terror to establish its dominance.Klein herself ...

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    Michael Winterbottom options controversial memoirs


    Fresh from the controversy ofhis Berlinale Silver Bear winner The Road To Guantanamo,prolific British director Michael Winterbottom is setto tackle an equally contentious project. Winterbottomrevealed this week that his company Revolution has optioned Murder In Samarkand, the memoirs of Craig Murray, the former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan. Comedian Steve Coogan ...

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    FilmFour backs Winterbottom's Italy-set Genova


    FilmFour hasannounced plans to continue its relationship with Michael Winterbottom andAndrew Eaton's Revolution Films by financing Winterbottom's next feature Genova. Eaton said theproject's budget would be around $3.9m (£3m) and shooting is likely to start inthe autumn. Laurence Coriat,who also collaborated with Winterbottom on 1999's Wonderland, wrote the screenplay. The ...

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    Davis and Keener travel to Winterbottom's Genova


    Hope Davis and Catherine Keener have been confirmed to join Colin Firth in Michael Winterbottom's next effort, Genova.Shooting will begin at the end of June in Genoa, Italy and Boston. Post-production will be done in the UK.Dreamachine is handling international sales and distribution on the film, which also stars relative ...

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    HanWay takes on sales for Winterbottom's Genova


    HanWay Films has acquired worldwide rights outsidethe UK for Michael Winterbottom's forthcoming Genova,which now has Colin Firth attached to star.Winterbottom and Andrew Eaton's London-basedproduction company Revolution Films is producing with co-financing from Film4(which holds UK rights). Winterbottom will shoot the project in spring 2007 onlocation in Italy with post-production will ...

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    New Cinema Fund backs new Winterbottom and Warp X titles


    The UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund is backing several new projects including Michael Winterbottom's next film and thriller Donkey Punch, being sold in Cannes market by Lumina. The Film Council has awarded:$1.3m (£659,331) to Olly Blackburn's thriller Donkey Punch, in post-production for Warp X and being sold by Lumina ...

  • Davies, Hare, Nyman, Kureishi to attend Rome's UK focus Punks and Patriots

    Davies, Hare, Nyman, Kureishi to attend Rome's UK focus Punks and Patriots


    Terence Davies, David Hare, Michael Nyman and Hanif Kureishi to attend Rome Film Festival event produced in collaboration with the BFI London Film Festival.