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    Interview: Larry Charles


    While Borat saw Larry Charles travel across the US with Sacha Baron Cohen's hapless Kazakh TV reporter, Religulous sees the director taking in a range of religious sites - Jerusalem, Vatican City and Florida's Holy Land Experience - with comedian Bill Maher as he skewers religion.Maher and Baron Cohen's methods ...

  • Religulous



    Dir: Larry Charles. US. 2008. 100mins.A blunt satiric object applied to delicate subject matter, Religulous is a consistently funny if one-sided putdown of society’s blind devotion to its many religious faiths. In the hands of Borat director Larry Charles and American political comedian Bill Maher, the ...

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    Britdoc lines up Larry Charles as keynote


    Borat and Seinfeld director Larry Charles has lined up as the keynote speaker for this year's third-annual Britdoc festival. He will also offer a sneak preview of his film Religulous starring Bill Maher.This year's Britdoc festival themes are comedy and music in documentary, with scheduled visitors including Nitin Sawhney, St ...

  • Chelsea Barnard to head film at Annapurna Pictures

    Chelsea Barnard to head film at Annapurna Pictures


    Founder and CEO Megan Ellison announced on Thursday that she has promoted Barnard to president of film.

  • Bruno



    Dir Larry Charles. US. 2009. 88 mins

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    Eagle Pictures reveals first slate since Ben Ammar takeover


    Eagle Pictures has announced the first titles to make up the 2008-2009 slate of the company since its take over last year by Franco-Tunisian financier Tarak Ben Ammar.Eagle Pictures head of acquisitions Maria Grazia Vairo told Screen the titles announced will be released in Italy, and in some cases will ...

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    Toronto reviews


    Gala PresentationsBurn After Reading (Joel and Ethan Coen)Dean Spanley (Toa Fraser)The Duchess (Saul Dibb)Fifty Dead Men Walking (Kari Skogland)La Fille De Monaco (Anne Fontaine)The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (Jodie Markell)Nothing But The Truth (Rod Lurie)One Week (Michael McGowan)The Other Man (Richard Eyre)Passchendaele (Paul Gross)Pride And Glory (Gavin O'Connor)Rachel Getting ...

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    Ascot Elite picks up three new titles including The Reader


    Swiss independent distributor Ascot Elite has picked up three new titles including Stephen Daldry's Bernhard Schlink adaptation The Reader, which began shooting in Berlin and Goerlitz this week with Nicole Kidman, David Kross and Ralph Fiennes. Senator Entertainment will be releasing The Reader theatrically in Germany and Austria. The other ...

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    Man On Wire takes British feature prize at third BritDoc


    The UK's third BritDoc documentary festival wrapped on Friday (July 25) with James Marsh's Man On Wire continuing its festival awards spree by winning the British Feature Film Documentary Prize.Jerry Rothwell's Heavy Load - a film about a punk band with learning difficulties that was pitched at BritDoc in 2006 ...

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    As Britdoc kicks off, survey finds TV docs are more popular in UK


    UK audiences regularly watch documentaries on television, but are much less consistent consumers of the format on DVD or in the cinema.A survey commissioned to tie in with the UK's third annual BRITDOC festival - which launched yesterday and continues until Friday -- found that 48% of UK adults regularly ...