Venice Film Festival Hit ‘Apples’ Scores More European Distribution Deals

Nikou, who cut his teeth working alongside Yorgos Lanthimos as an assistant director on Dogtooth and Richard Linklater on Before Midnight, instructed his lead actor Aris Servetalis to watch films from Jacques Tati and Jim Carrey to prepare for his lead role. They also discussed Buster Keaton. The research paid off.

Venice Film Festival closes amid cheers for daring to open amid COVID-19 pandemic

“This is my personal reward,” he said of the lineup. “We were lucky to receive a lot of submissions from all over the world, and apart from a few missing titles from the Hollywood major film studios, most of the countries are represented in Venice and the quality of the lineup is really very high.”

‘She Is The Ocean’ Documentary Gets Blue Fox Deal, Trailer Ahead Of Toronto; ‘Fly Like A Girl’ Lands At Gravitas Ventures – Film Briefs

“If you ask someone to name as many female aviators as they can think of, most would only be able to say Amelia Earhart. There are so many women beyond Amelia both modern and historical that have played an important role in the aviation and STEM world,” Wiatt said. “Fly Like a Girl brings some […]

Fox Searchlight Makes North American Rights Deal For ‘The Personal History Of David Copperfield’ Before Toronto & London Fest Bows

It is Iannucci’s third outing as director, after he helmed In The Loop and The Death of Stalin, and also created the celebrated HBO series Veep.  Iannucci adapted the film with frequent collaborator Simon Blackwell from the Charles Dickens classic novel. Dev Patel plays Copperfield, and also starring are Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, […]

London Film Festival: 10 questions for Clare Stewart

I think not. Our timing means we have an important role in exposing the great films that have screened in other festivals in the course of the year but have not yet had exposure in the UK, alongside building the profile for films that are gearing up for Bafta and Academy campaigns.

International Insider: Toronto Heats Up; ’Geechee’ Crew Attacked; Diana Rigg Tributes

“Blazingly talented”: Tributes swiftly poured in for Rigg, including from her fellow Game Of Thrones cast members. “She always raised the bar with her incredible talent, intelligence and wit,” said Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Edgar Wright, who directed Rigg in her final movie role, his forthcoming One Night In Soho, added, “I could talk about her incredible […]

San Sebastian Chief Updates On 2020 Fest: “Many Delegates” Expected, U.S. Movie Prospects & Controversial Directors

José Luis Rebordinos: Certainly our organization has been affected. It is a very complicated year. Bear in mind that many productions have been stopped and films that we thought we would be able to consider for the selection have not been finished. Besides, there are films already completed that, due to the current situation with […]

Venice Fest closes amid cheers for daring to open amid virus

“This is my personal reward,” he said of the lineup. “We were lucky to receive a lot of submissions from all over the world, and apart from a few missing titles from the Hollywood major film studios, most of the countries are represented in Venice and the quality of the lineup is really very high.”

‘Limbo’: Film Review | TIFF 2020

A group of refugees struggle with life on a remote Scottish island in director Ben Sharrock’s bittersweet comedy drama. No man is an island in Limbo, a glumly comic drama about a group of misfit refugees stranded in surreal exile in a remote Scottish backwater town. Building on the promise of his festival prize-winning debut […]

It is a love story. Period.

“So, I hope that in pop culture, in books, we see them as m ore than onedimensional. There’s so much more to them, they have ambitions, passions, vulnerabilities, fears, j ust like anybody else. That was our attempt by creating this story, these characters. I can relate to them,” says the Navrangpura resident, who has […]