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Neon’s ’Titane’ scores biggest US debut by Palme d’Or winner in 17 years

2021-10-03T16:47:00+01:00By

Wild Bunch handles international sales. Altitude, Film4 distribute in UK and Ireland.

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France names Oscar submission committee, sets selection calendar

2021-09-16T10:34:00+01:00By

Candidates this year include ’Happening’, ’Titane’ and ’Lost Illusions’.

The Innocents

IFC Midnight buys Cannes UCR entry ‘The Innocents’ ahead of North American premiere

2021-09-09T18:33:00+01:00By

Protagonist represented filmmakers in deal. Director Eskil Eskil Vogt co-wrote Joachim Trier’s Croisette favourite The Worst Person In The World.

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Justin Kurzel’s Cannes Competition title ‘Nitram’ secures UK-Ireland deal (exclusive)

2021-08-27T10:45:00+01:00By

Caleb Landry Jones won the best actor award on the Croisette.

Hit The Road

Kino Lorber takes US, Celluloid Dreams sells territories on Director’s Fortnight entry ‘Hit The Road’ (exclusive)

2021-08-18T19:01:00+01:00By

Film marks feature directing debut of Jafar Panahi’s son Panah Panahi.

Memoria

Cannes award winner ‘Memoria’ scores UK-Ireland deal (exclusive)

2021-08-17T11:15:00+01:00By

Tilda Swinton stars in Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Cannes Jury Prize winner.

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Cannes Camera d’Or winner ‘Murina’ secures UK-Ireland distributor (exclusive)

2021-08-10T12:20:00+01:00By

The film is executive produced by Martin Scorsese.

Ahed's Knee

Kino Lorber acquires Nadav Lapid’s Cannes entry ‘Ahed’s Knee’

2021-08-09T17:37:00+01:00By

Israeli drama will receive North American premiere in Toronto.

France

Kino Lorber snaps up Bruno Dumont’s Cannes entry ‘France’ starring Léa Seydoux (exclusive)

2021-08-02T17:18:00+01:00By

December 10 release planned for US and English-speaking Canada.

Cow

IFC Films snaps up Andrea Arnold’s Cannes premiere ‘Cow’

2021-07-28T22:36:00+01:00By

Distributor and filmmaker worked together on 2010 release of Fish Tank.

Compartment No.6

Totem racks up deals on Cannes Grand Prix winner ‘Compartment No.6’ (exclusive)

2021-07-23T11:23:00+01:00By

Juho Kuosmanen’s latest shared Cannes’ Grand Prix with Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Hero’, and also scooped the Ecumenical Prize.

'Hit The Road'

Buzzy Cannes title ‘Hit The Road’ scores UK-Ireland distribution deal (exclusive)

2021-07-20T10:17:00+01:00By

The film was a critical hit at this month’s festival.

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NonStop picks up eight titles in Cannes including ‘Memoria’, ‘Ali & Ava’ (exclusive)

2021-07-20T12:01:00+01:00By

Six of the titles played in the festival, with two selling in the Marché.

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Picturehouse acquires Gaspar Noé’s ‘Vortex’ for UK and Ireland (exclusive)

2021-07-19T10:36:00+01:00By

The film debuted in the new Cannes Premiere section last week.

Swan Song

Magnolia International reports brisk sales on Cannes slate (exclusive)

2021-07-19T19:31:00+01:00By

Swan Song, Mayday, Queen Of Glory, A Glitch In The Matrix galvanise buyers.

Drive My Car

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s ‘Drive My Car’ finishes top of Screen’s 2021 Cannes jury grid

2021-07-17T14:12:00+01:00By

Justin Kurzel’s ’Nitram’ and Joachim Lafosse’s ’The Restless’ were the final two films to land on the grid.

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Cannes 2021: Julia Ducournau makes history as ‘Titane’ wins Palme d’Or

2021-07-17T17:00:00+01:00By

Jury president Spike Lee appeared to accidentally let slip Titane’s win early on stage.

Unclenching The Fists

Cannes Un Certain Regard 2021 unveils winners

2021-07-16T21:30:00+01:00By

The jury was headed by UK director Andrea Arnold.

Memoria

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s ‘Memoria’ soars to second on Screen’s Cannes jury grid

2021-07-16T16:12:00+01:00By

Bruno Dumont’s ‘France’ and Nabil Ayouch’s ’Casablanca Beats’ also land on the grid.

Compartment No.6

‘Compartment No.6’ goes to Sony Classics for North America and other markets

2021-07-16T00:01:00+01:00By John Hazelton

Deal on Juho Kuosmanen’s Cannes competition entry also covers Latin America and Easter Europe.

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Joachim Trier’s hot Cannes title ’The Worst Person In The World’ sells to UK, Ireland, India (exclusive)

2021-07-16T09:00:00+01:00By

Norwegian romantic drama premiered in Competition at Cannes.

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International buyers and sellers report good business at super-size Cannes 2021

2021-07-16T09:33:00+01:00By , ,

Everyone expressed pleasure at being back at a physical event.

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Jérôme Paillard talks 2021 Cannes market: “It looked a bit sad, but the people weren’t sad”

2021-07-16T09:33:00+01:00By

Cannes’ hybrid Marché du Film reported some 10,000 market registrations, divided 50:50 between on-site and online attendance.

Le Ballon Rouge

Le Ballon Rouge childcare scheme proves boon for families in Cannes

2021-07-16T11:37:00+01:00By

Brazilian Competition jury member Kleber Mendonça Filho was among the parents with children who signed-up for its services

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​Cannes mayor says he is ‘certain’ Mipcom will take place in October

2021-07-16T14:38:00+01:00By

“The film festival has been a demonstration that we can and must organise events,” says David Lisnard.

Unclenching The Fists

Mubi adds Un Certain Regard winner ‘Unclenching The Fists’ to Cannes haul

2021-07-16T23:23:00+01:00By John Hazelton

The streamer and distributor has also picked up Benedetta, Memoria, Cow and other titles.

Lingui, The Sacred Bonds

Cannes Competition title ‘Lingui, The Sacred Bonds’ scores sales (exclusive)

2021-07-15T11:59:00+01:00By

Films Boutique has closed multiple deals on Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s abortion drama.

Revolution Of Our Times

Cannes unveils “surprise” Hong Kong doc ‘Revolution Of Our Times’

2021-07-15T12:00:00+01:00By

Selection has been kept under wraps until now to protect filmmakers.

A Chiara, Magnetic Beats

'A Chiara’, ‘Magnetic Beats’ win Cannes Directors’ Fortnight awards

2021-07-15T15:30:00+01:00By

Sidebar winners directed by Jonas Carpignano and Vincent Maël Cardona.

Paris, 13th District

‘Paris, 13th District’, ‘Red Rocket’ land mid-pack on Screen’s Cannes jury grid

2021-07-15T17:00:00+01:00By

Today’s grid also includes Ildiko Enyedi’s ’The Story Of My Wife’.

Swan Song

‘Swan Song’ leads Cannes sales action for Magnolia

2021-07-15T17:13:00+01:00By John Hazelton

Also sold at the festival were Mayday, Queen Of Glory and A Glitch In The Matrix.

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Sarajevo’s CineLink signs up for new co-pro management tool Coprocity

2021-07-14T09:33:00+01:00By

Online tool has been created to facilitate the follow-up of projects presented in co-production markets.

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Film Republic seals deals on Ben Sharrock title, Marina Abramovic doc

2021-07-14T11:45:00+01:00By

Mubi will release Sharrock’s 2015 film ’Pikadero’ in the UK and Ireland.

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Léa Seydoux cancels four-film Cannes trip after positive Covid test

2021-07-14T12:26:00+01:00By

Seydoux is asymptomatic and has since tested negative.

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‘Titane’ scores low on Screen’s Cannes jury grid; ‘A Hero’ lands joint-fourth

2021-07-14T15:53:00+01:00By

Julia Ducournau’s title lands behind ‘Lingui, The Scared Bonds’ on the jury grid.

Paris

French Covid-19 health pass extended to all cinemas, but after Cannes ends

2021-07-13T06:11:00+01:00By

France is introducing new anti-Covid-19 measures in response to rising cases and spread of Delta variant.

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“Wellbeing facilitators” could become the norm on all UK film shoots

2021-07-13T11:47:00+01:00By Mark Salisbury

The aim is to rid film and TV sets of cases of bullying and harrassment.

The French Dispatch

Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ lands on Screen’s Cannes jury grid

2021-07-13T16:54:00+01:00By

Wes Anderson’s ’The French Dispatch’ and Kirill Serebrennikov’s ’Petrov’s Flu’ both received middling average scores on the grid.

A Hero

Buyers embrace Asghar Farhadi’s Cannes contender ‘A Hero’ (exclusive)

2021-07-12T08:16:00+01:00By

Farhadi is making his fourth appearance in Competition at Cannes on July 13.

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Cannes managing director plays down Covid-19 restrictions, cancellation rumours

2021-07-12T09:21:00+01:00By

François Desrousseaux talks festival’s evolving pandemic health protocols.

The Swimmer

Cannes market title ‘The Swimmer’ powers through to Salzgeber

2021-07-12T09:49:00+01:00By

Berlin-based distributor Salzgeber has bought Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Benelux rights to  Adam Kalderon’s Israeli titleThe Swimmer from M-Appeal. The completed film is screening in the Cannes market. 

Whether The Weather Is Fine

Rediance picks up Locarno title ‘Whether The Weather Is Fine’ (exclusive)

2021-07-12T10:35:00+01:00By Liz Shackleton

Whether The Weather Is Fine is directed by Philippines filmmaker Carlo Francisco Manatad.

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‘Feathers’: first trailer for Cannes Critics’ Week title (exclusive)

2021-07-12T11:08:00+01:00By Screen staff

The project is Omar El Zohairy’s feature directing debut.

Hit The Road

The hot titles international buyers are circling in Cannes

2021-07-12T12:14:00+01:00By

Un Certain Regard looks set to be hailed as THE section of this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Drive My Car

‘Drive My Car’ races into Cannes jury grid lead with ‘Benedetta’ third; ‘Flag Day’ struggles

2021-07-12T14:25:00+01:00By

‘Compartment No. 6’, ‘Bergman Island’ also land on the grid, which is halfway done.

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Bero Beyer, Anna Serner launch New Dawn international production fund

2021-07-12T15:56:00+01:00By

Gap financing will be granted to filmmakers from discriminated groups.

Three Floors

The Match Factory unveils sales for Nanni Moretti’s Cannes contender ‘Three Floors’ (exclusive)

2021-07-11T05:00:00+01:00By

Film marks Palme d’Or winner’s eighth time in Competition.

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Cannes 2021: Screen’s dailies

2021-07-11T05:00:00+01:00By Screen staff

Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from the 2021 Cannes International Film Festival, which runs July 6-17. To read click on the image below.

See You Then

Breaking Glass picks up LGBTQ+ drama ‘See You Then’ in Cannes Marché (exclusive)

2021-07-11T05:00:00+01:00By

Distributor plans early 2022 release.

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First look: ‘A Week In Paradise’ wraps Caribbean island shoot (exclusive)

2021-07-11T05:00:00+01:00By

Malin Ackerman, Philip Winchester star in the romantic drama.

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Alexey Uchitel’s Shostakovich biopic recruits UK partner

2021-07-11T05:00:00+01:00By

English-language film will make use of new material about composer’s turbulent private life.

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Romantic drama ‘Promises’ lands key deal for Italy’s Vision Distribution (exclusive)

2021-07-11T05:00:00+01:00By

Pierfrancesco Favino and Kelly Reilly star in Amanda Sthers’ film.

SFD

SFD forges first-look pacts with trio of Nordic production outfits (exclusive)

2021-07-11T05:00:00+01:00By

The ambitious new production and distribution company launched in March 2020.

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Football fever takes over Cannes ahead of Euro final

2021-07-11T05:00:00+01:00By

”My team is Tottenham Hotspur in the Premiere League, but on Sunday it’s ‘Forza Italia!’”

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Lucky Red dives into Michelangelo Frammartino’s Italian cave drama (exclusive)

2021-07-11T05:00:00+01:00By

The Italian director’s third, as yet untitled feature, was shot in one of the world’s deepest caves.

Petrov's Flu

Charades posts deals on Kirill Serebrennikov’s Cannes selection ‘Petrov’s Flu’ (exclusive)

2021-07-11T05:00:00+01:00By

Russian government has banned director from travelling to Cannes for competition world premiere.

The-Toll

Welsh thriller ‘The Toll’ passes key deals including UK, US, France (exclusive)

2021-07-11T05:00:00+01:00By

Ryan Andrew Hooper’s film stars Michael Smiley, Annes Elwy

Boiling Point

Stephen Graham chef drama ‘Boiling Point’ sells to US (exclusive)

2021-07-10T05:00:00+01:00By

Charades is selling the film at Cannes.

Breaking Through The Lens

Breaking Through The Lens participants announced for Cannes Marché

2021-07-10T05:00:00+01:00By

2019 selection Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s Clara Sola plays in Directors’ Fortnight.

JuJu Chan

Access Entertainment launches Cannes Marché talks on ‘X Vengeance’ (exclusive)

2021-07-10T05:00:00+01:00By

Australia production start scheduled for October.

Bero Beyer

Netherlands, South Africa set up co-development support fund (exclusive)

2021-07-10T05:00:00+01:00By

Thuthuka is launching today in Cannes.

The Worst Person In The World

‘The Worst Person In The World’ splits critics on Screen’s Cannes jury grid

2021-07-10T05:00:00+01:00By

Joachim Trier’s comedy-drama received two scores of four but three ones.

The Land of the Sons

True Colours sales include Karlovy Vary title ‘The Land Of The Sons’ (exclusive)

2021-07-10T05:00:00+01:00By

Further deals include for ’Zanka Contact’.

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Cohen Media Group snaps up Directors’ Fortnight opener ‘Between Two Worlds’ (exclusive)

2021-07-10T05:00:00+01:00By

Curzon previously acquired UK and Ireland rights.

Petrov's Flu

Russian industry forced to miss Cannes in numbers due to vaccine woes, travel bans

2021-07-10T05:00:00+01:00By

This is despite a strong showing in the festival selection.

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MPM Premium boards ACID opener ‘Ghost Song’ (exclusive)

2021-07-10T05:00:00+01:00By

The film is about the imminent arrival of a hurricane in Houston.

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Thierry Frémaux denounces “silly” Covid rumours: “There is no Cannes cluster” (exclusive)

2021-07-10T12:25:00+01:00By

News comes as Lea Seydoux tests positive in Paris, casting doubt on Cannes attendance.

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Ed Pressman lines up local-language ‘Bad Lieutenant’ remake slate (exclusive)

2021-07-10T17:00:00+01:00By

Slate includes Indecent exposure adaptation with The Bureau director Eric Rochant.

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Dominga Sotomayor, RT Features line up cruise ship drama ‘Niebla’

2021-07-10T17:00:00+01:00By

Project in development, earmarked for early 2022 shoot.

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Cannes reiterates 48-hour testing is still required for non-EU attendees

2021-07-10T17:50:00+01:00By

Festival managing director François Desrousseaux also denied rumours of a Covid-19 cluster.

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Jinga scores sales on two horrors at Pre-Cannes Screenings (exclusive)

2021-07-09T05:00:00+01:00By

‘Red Snow’ and ‘Beast Within’ sell to multiple territories.

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Film Republic boards Rotterdam special jury prize winner ‘Looking For Venera’ (exclusive)

2021-07-09T05:00:00+01:00By

The Kosovar drama is directed by first-timer Norika Sefa.

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Buyers strike for TrustNordisk’s ‘I Am Zlatan’ (exclusive)

2021-07-09T05:00:00+01:00By

The film has now sold to Germany/Austria, Swtizerland, Benelux, and Bulgaria.

Play With Me

FilmSharks unveils early sales on Mexican horror ‘Play With Me’ in Cannes (exclusive)

2021-07-09T05:00:00+01:00By

Russia, Taiwan among buyers on latest from Adrian Garcia Bogliano.

Cannes Marché

CMG launches Cannes sales on Justin Chatwin, Terrence Howard, Jeremy Piven race drama ‘The Walk’ (exclusive)

2021-07-09T05:00:00+01:00By

Production expected to wrap imminently on fact-based story.

Everything Went Fine

Francois Ozon’s ‘Everything Went Fine’ snapped up by over 20 territories (exclusive)

2021-07-09T05:00:00+01:00By

The cast features Sophie Marceau, Andre Dussollier, Géraldine Pailhas and Charlotte Rampling.

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‘Girl’ director Lukas Dhont sets cast, starts shooting new film ‘Close’ (exclusive)

2021-07-09T05:00:00+01:00By

Emilie Dequenne, Léa Drucker are in the film.

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Films Boutique boosts sales on Cannes title ‘The Story Of My Wife’ (exclusive)

2021-07-09T05:00:00+01:00By

The film is directed by Hungary’s Ildiko Enyedi.

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Devilworks makes sales, distribution deals on the ground in Cannes (exclusive)

2021-07-09T05:00:00+01:00By

Acquires North America on supernatural thriller ‘Witches Of Blackwood’.

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Raven Banner boards world sales on action thriller ‘Arisaka’ (exclusive)

2021-07-09T16:05:00+01:00By

Philippines production company Ten17P produced thriller.

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EC gets behind gender-boosting initiative CharactHER

2021-07-09T20:17:00+01:00By

Women are being encouraged to enter cinema professions traditionally dominated by men such as cinematography, sound and grip.

Casablanca Beats

Cineart secures bumper crop of Cannes titles

2021-07-08T05:00:00+01:00By

The 17 titles are a mix of pre-buys and acquisitions.

Clara Sola

‘Clara Sola’ team planning 1790s-set gothic drama (exclusive)

2021-07-08T05:00:00+01:00By

Nathalie Álvarez Mesén is developing The Wolf Will Tear Your Immaculate Hands.

Peaceful

Producers join forces with O Brother to create mega indie Belgian distributor (exclusive)

2021-07-08T05:00:00+01:00By

The company aims to release up to 25 Belgian-focused films a year.

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Pandemic-era Cannes wrestles with early teething troubles

2021-07-08T05:00:00+01:00By , ,

Delegates are expressing alarm at the lack of social distancing measures in place.

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Buyers feast on Icelandic drama ‘Lamb’ (exclusive)

2021-07-08T05:00:00+01:00By

The film is screening in Un Certain Regard at Cannes.

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‘Annette’ takes early lead on Screen’s Cannes jury grid

2021-07-08T12:23:00+01:00By

Leos Carax’s ‘Annette’ leads Nadav Lapid’s ’Ahed’s Knee’ and Francois Ozon’s ’Everything Went Fine’.

Cineum Cannes

Imax to open first Cannes theatre in city’s Cineum multiplex

2021-07-08T13:00:00+01:00By John Hazelton

Owners hope to secure status as official venue for the film festival and other events.

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The Screen Podcast: on the ground for the return of Cannes

2021-07-08T17:00:00+01:00

Hosts Matt Mueller and Fionnuala Halligan are joined on the Croisette by Screen’s Americas editor Jeremy Kay and Premier PR’s Jonathan Rutter.

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Crime thriller ‘The Temple Woods Gang’ to shoot in France for Reason8 (exclusive)

2021-07-07T05:00:00+01:00By

Jacques Nolot, Sara Forestier to star.

A New Old Play

China’s Parallax lines up pan-Asian slate for Cannes buyers (exclusive)

2021-07-07T05:00:00+01:00By Silvia Wong

Titles include Japan-set, Chinese-language romance ‘Yanagawa’.

Caged Birds

Playmaker Munich’s ‘Caged Birds’ heads to North America (exclusive)

2021-07-07T05:00:00+01:00By

Further deals include Spain and India.

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Wim Wenders boards Cinephil’s nature doc as executive producer (exclusive)

2021-07-07T05:00:00+01:00By

The project is directed by Norway’s Margreth Olin.

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French-language buyers flock to fantasy comedy ‘Kaamelott’ (exclusive)

2021-07-07T05:00:00+01:00By

Arthurian legends spoof is set to launch theatrically on 1,000 screens in France on July 21.

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Taron Egerton boards Claire Denis’ ‘Stars At Noon’ (exclusive)

2021-07-07T05:00:00+01:00By

1980s Nicaragua-set romantic thriller is due to shoot in Panama in October 2021.

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Venice poised to host glitzy auteur edition

2021-07-07T05:00:00+01:00By

Pedro Almodovar, Jane Campion, Paolo Sorrentino in the mix.

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Michelle Williams to play Katherine Parr in Karim Aïnouz’s ‘Firebrand’ (exclusive)

2021-07-07T05:00:00+01:00By

Gabrielle Tana is producing for the UK’s Magnolia Mae Films.