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Emily Mortimer stars in first trailer for The Bookshop

Author: Zehra Phelan

Vertigo Releasing have released the first trailer for The Bookshop starring Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy.

Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name; ‘The Bookshop’ is set in 1959, Florence Green (Emily Mortimer), a free-spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop – the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. Fighting damp, cold and considerable local apathy she struggles to establish herself but soon her fortunes change for the better. By exposing the narrow-minded local townsfolk to the best literature of the day including Nabokov’s scandalizing “Lolita” and Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”, she opens their eyes thereby causing a cultural awakening in a town which has not changed for centuries.

Directed and co-written by Isabel Coixet, the film stars Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson and Honor Kneafsey.

The Bookshop Official Synopsis

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BAFTA Awards: 6 British nominees who beat eventual Oscar winners

BAFTA Awards: 6 British nominees who beat eventual Oscar winners
Since the the BAFTAs moved ahead of the Oscars in 2000, it has become a fairly reliable barometer of who will win in the four acting races at the Academy Awards. However, there have been six occasions when it has gone with home-grown talent over the eventual Oscar winners. And there have been eight other times when British nominees have won without facing the eventual Academy Awards champs.

See 2018 BAFTA Awards: ‘The Shape of Water’ dominates with 12 nominations, ‘Darkest Hour’ and ‘Three Billboards’ at 9

Best Actor

2000: Jamie Bell for “Billy Elliot” over Russell Crowe for “Gladiator”; Bell was snubbed by Oscars.

2002: Daniel Day-Lewis for “Gangs of New York” over Adrien Brody for “The Pianist.”

2009: Colin Firth for A Single Man” over Jeff Bridges for “Crazy Heart.”

In 2013, Chiwetel Ejiofor won the BAFTA for “12 Years a Slave,” 2013; Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club”) was not nominated at BAFTA.
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Berlinale: ‘The Bookshop’ Review: Dir. Isabelle Coixet (2018)

The Bookshop review: Isabel Coixet adapts Penelope Fitzgerald’s famous novel for the big-screen.

The Bookshop review by Paul Heath.

The Bookshop review

Following their on-screen pairing in last year’ Berlinale delight The Party, Emily Mortimer and Patricia Clarke reunite for this 1950s-set drama from Spanish director Isabel Coixet.

Adapted from Penelope Fitzgerald’s book of the same name, The Bookshop centres on Mortimer’s lead character Florence Green, a lonely widow who opens a small bookshop in the sleepy English seaside town of Hardborough, England, despite overwhelming local opposition from the surrounding, stale community, in particular the strong-willed Mrs. Gamart (Clarkson).

Introducing the town to some of the best literature of the time, including Ray Bradbury’s ‘Fahrenhei 451’ and Nabokov’ scandalous ‘Lolita’, among others, the bookshop slowly but surely starts to turn a profit, much to the annoyance of her fellow shopkeepers.

While continuously battling her neighbours, and indeed
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'God's Own Country' star Josh O’Connor joins 'Hope Gap' (exclusive)

'God's Own Country' star Josh O’Connor joins 'Hope Gap' (exclusive)
Annette Bening, Bill Nighy co-star in William Nicholson’s family drama.

God’s Own Country star Josh O’Connor has joined Annette Bening and Bill Nighy in the cast of Hope Gap.

William Nicholson, the Oscar-nominated writer of Breathe, Everest, Gladiator, Shadowlands, writes and directs the family drama, which is currently in pre-production and will shoot in summer 2018. It is his second feature as a director after 1997’s Firelight with Sophie Marceau.

O’Connor, nominated for a Bafta and winner of a Bifa for his breakout role in God’s Own Country, will play Jamie, the son of married couple Grace (Annette Bening) and Edward (Bill Nighy). When Jamie comes to visit for the weekend at their seaside home, Edward informs him that he plans to leave Grace. Hope Gap tracks the unravelling of three lives, through stages of shock, disbelief, anger and resolution.

David M Thompson (Woman In Gold) of Origin Pictures produces. Protagonist is handling
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Berlinale Facetime: Isabel Coixet, writer-director of ‘The Bookshop’

Berlinale Facetime: Isabel Coixet, writer-director of ‘The Bookshop’
On Feb. 4, Isabel Coixet became the only women to win two Spanish Academy best picture Goyas. She did so with “The Bookshop,” starring Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson and Bill Nighy, and in 2005 with “The Secret Life of Words,” which she also directed, the only English-language film ever to win a best picture Goya. In “The Bookshop,” Coixet unravels the story of a widow, Florence, who battles provincialism as she opens a bookstore in Hardborough, a sleepy 1950s Suffolk seaside town. The film, an adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel, was a Spanish box office hit. “The Bookshop” plays in the Berlinale Special section.

Someone said that books allow readers to discover new realms. Movies too?

I believe so. Storytelling, through words or images, along with love, are both irrefutable proof that a human being is an incomplete being. We need stories and images to find references and clues to live. The discovery
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Berlin Film Review: ‘The Bookshop’

Modern-day bookstore owners may be struggling to stay afloat in the age of Amazon and e-readers, but they don’t have to battle the more deceptively cloaked threat of quaint English conservatism that the 1950s heroine of “The Bookshop” faces with an upper lip of pure cast iron. In picking Penelope Fitzgerald’s slim but subtly potent 1978 novel for screen treatment, internationally inclined Spanish helmer Isabel Coixet (“Elegy,” “Learning to Drive”) once more shows impeccable taste in material, but this is a frustratingly patchy adaptation, in which some of Fitzgerald’s shrewdest observations on the savage politics and politesse of supposedly tranquil English village life get a little bit lost in the Europudding. A fine, sensitive leading turn from Emily Mortimer helps shore up these quiet, lightly dust-covered proceedings, but can’t quite put “The Bookshop” in the black.

Internationally premiering as a special gala at the Berlin Film Festival, “The Bookshop” has already
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Andrea Riseborough, Tahar Rahim, Zoe Kazan to star in Lone Scherfig drama (exclusive)

HanWay Films has acquired worldwide sales rights; touting project at Efm.

Lone Scherfig’s forthcoming Secrets From The Russian Tea Room has cast up ahead of shooting this spring.

Bafta-nominated Andrea Riseborough (The Death Of Stalin), Cesar winner Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) and The Big Sick star Zoe Kazan will play a group of people going through the worst crises of their lives: an ER nurse who runs an eclectic therapy group (Riseborough); an ex-con turned manager of the titular Tea Room (Rahim); and a mother looking to avoid her abusive cop husband (Kazan).

The film will shoot at the iconic Russian Tea Room in Manhattan, New York.

HanWay Films has acquired worldwide sales rights and will be touting the project at this week’s European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin. The company has previously handled sales on four Lone Scherfig titles, including period drama Their Finest starring Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy and [link=nm
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Andrea Riseborough, Tahar Rahim, Zoe Kazan to star in new Lone Scherfig film (exclusive)

HanWay Films has acquired worldwide sales rights; touting project at Efm.

Lone Scherfig’s forthcoming Secrets From The Russian Tea Room has cast up ahead of shooting this spring.

Bafta-nominated Andrea Riseborough (The Death Of Stalin), Cesar winner Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) and The Big Sick star Zoe Kazan will play a group of people going through the worst crises of their lives: an ER nurse who runs an eclectic therapy group (Riseborough); an ex-con turned manager of the titular Tea Room (Rahim); and a mother looking to avoid her abusive cop husband (Kazan).

The film will shoot at the iconic Russian Tea Room in Manhattan, New York.

HanWay Films has acquired worldwide sales rights and will be touting the project at this week’s European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin. The company has previously handled sales on four Lone Scherfig titles, including period drama Their Finest starring Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy and [link=nm
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Rita Ora joins the live-action Pokemon movie Detective Pikachu

Fresh from her role as Christian Grey’s sister Mia in Fifty Shades Freed, actress and singer Rita Ora has bagged herself another screen role, signing on to appear in the live-action Pokemon movie Detective Pikachu. Details of her role are being kept under wraps.

The film is now currently in production in the UK, with Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) directing a cast that includes Ryan Reynolds in the title role as Detective Pikachu alongside Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies), Suki Waterhouse (The Bad Batch), Ken Watanabe (Godzilla), Bill Nighy (The Limehouse Golem) and Chris Geere (Modern Family).

Detective Pikachu is the first live-action movie based upon the enormously successful Pokemon franchise will see Smith’s character teaming up with Pikachu to investigate the kidnapping of his father. The film is set for release on May 10th, 2019.

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2018 BAFTAs: Which acting favorite is most vulnerable to an upset? [Poll]

2018 BAFTAs: Which acting favorite is most vulnerable to an upset? [Poll]
Sunday’s BAFTA Awards mark the fourth leg of Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”), Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) and Sam Rockwell’s (“Three Billboards”) quest to be the first group of acting winners to sweep all five televised awards. But BAFTA might be tricky for all four of them to pull off.

Since BAFTA moved up its ceremony before the Oscars 17 years ago, it sometimes moves in lockstep with the precursors and rubberstamp Oscar frontrunners. Other times BAFTA, whose lineups don’t always match the Oscars’, marches to the beat of its own drum and anoint one of its own British stars or offer some clarity to an unsettled race — its supporting winners Tilda Swinton (2007’s “Michael Clayton”) and Mark Rylance (2015’s “Bridge of Spies”) went on to claim Oscars.

See 2018 Oscars: Will all four acting winners pull off an unprecedented sweep?

McDormand, Oldman,
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Goldfinch Studios adds four productions to Efm slate (exclusive)

UK production and sales company beefs up Efm roster.

UK-based Goldfinch Studios has unveiled its full slate of productions ahead of the European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin.

In October last year, financing outfit Goldfinch Entertainment teamed with York-based production company Gsp Studios to form Goldfinch Studios, which is now operating as a combined production, sales and financing company.

Goldfinch has four new productions on its slate, including a project from writer-director Carl Strathie, whose Steven Ogg and Alice Lowe-starring Solis is in post-production.

The latest project, which is currently casting up in pre-production, is a sci-fi titled The Encounter set in rural Philadelphia in the early 1980s that follows a family who are terrorised by otherworldly beings.

Further new productions include elevated genre project In The Hands Of Jesus from first-time director Oliver Vilas, Burners starring Rhianne Barreto, and period drama The Black Callant.

Those all join a production slate that already features: Ben Cookson’s [link=tt
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Rita Ora Joins Ryan Reynolds in Pokemon Movie 'Detective Pikachu' (Exclusive)

Rita Ora Joins Ryan Reynolds in Pokemon Movie 'Detective Pikachu' (Exclusive)
Singer-actress Rita Ora, who is coming off the strong opening of Fifty Shades Freed, has joined the cast of Detective Pikachu, Legendary Entertainment's live-action Pokemon movie.

Ryan Reynolds stars in the movie based on the game franchise along with Justice Smith, who will be seen in the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and Big Little Lies actress Kathryn Newton.

Ora joins the eclectic supporting cast that includes Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy and Suki Waterhouse.

Details for Ora’s character in the fantasy monster movie are being kept secret.

The film is currently shooting with Rob Letterman directing. Mary Parent and Cale Boyter are producing the...
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Berlin Film Festival adds 'U - July 22', Ed Sheeran doc 'Songwriter'

Beki Probst, Katriel Schory and Jiri Menzel will also receive Berlinale Cameras.

Source: Murray Pictures/Berlin Film Festival

‘Songwriter’

Erik Poppe’s Anders Breivik drama ‘U - July 22’ has been added to the competition line-up for 2018 Berlin Film Festival, it was announced today (6 Feb) at the official programme press conference.

Dieter Kosslick, in his penultimate year as festival director, also revealed that the final Berlinale Special title will be Ed Sheeran documentary Songwriter, directed by Murray Cummings. Both films will have their world premieres in Berlin.

It was announced that Willem Dafoe, Beki Probst, Katriel Schory and Jiri Menzel will be honoured at the event, which runs from 15 Feb-25 Feb.

Dafoe, nominated for an Oscar this year for The Florida Project, will be presented with an Honorary Golden Bear on February 20 before a screening of Daniel Nettheim’s 2011 film The Hunter. The festival will screen 10 of his films, including Antichrist, Mississipi Burning and [link
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Berlin Film Festival adds 'Utoya, July 22', Ed Sheeran doc 'Songwriter'

Beki Probst, Katriel Schory and Jiri Menzel will also receive Berlinale Cameras.

Source: Murray Pictures/Berlin Film Festival

‘Songwriter’

Erik Poppe’s Anders Breivik drama ‘Utoya, July 22’ has been added to the competition line-up for 2018 Berlin Film Festival, it was announced today (6 Feb) at the official programme press conference.

Dieter Kosslick, in his penultimate year as festival director, also revealed that the final Berlinale Special title will be Ed Sheeran documentary Songwriter, directed by Murray Cummings. Both films will have their world premieres in Berlin.

It was announced that Willem Dafoe, Beki Probst, Katriel Schory and Jiri Menzel will be honoured at the event, which runs from 15 Feb-25 Feb.

Dafoe, nominated for an Oscar this year for The Florida Project, will be presented with an Honorary Golden Bear on February 20 before a screening of Daniel Nettheim’s 2011 film The Hunter. The festival will screen 10 of his films, including Antichrist, Mississipi Burning and Platoon. Dafoe served a member
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Berlin Film Festival adds 'Utoya, July 22' to competition line-up, announces Willem Dafoe honour

Beki Probst, Katriel Schory and Jiri Menzel will also receive Berlinale Cameras.

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Willem Dafoe

Erik Poppe’s Anders Breivik drama ‘Utoya, July 22’ has been added to the competition line-up for 2018 Berlin Film Festival, it was announced today (6 Feb) at the festival’s official programme press conference.

Dieter Kosslick, in his penultimate year as festival director, also revealed that Willem Dafoe, Beki Probst, Katriel Schory and Jiri Menzel will be honoured at the event, which runs from 15 Feb-25 Feb.

Dafoe, nominated for an Oscar this year for The Florida Project, will be presented with an Honorary Golden Bear on February 20 before a screening of Daniel Nettheim’s 2011 film The Hunter. The festival will screen 10 of his films, including Antichrist, Mississipi Burning and Platoon. Dafoe served a member of the festival’s International Jury in 2007.

Kosslick announced that the Berlinale Camera award, which pays tribute to personalities or institutions that have a made a unique contribution to film
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Isabel Coixet's 'The Bookshop' wins best film at 2018 Goya awards

Handia and Summer 1993 were the other two big winners of the night.

Source: Celsius Entertainment

‘The Bookshop’

The Bookshop, starring Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson, won best film, best director for Isabel Coixet and best adapted script at the 2018 edition of the Goya Awards given by the Spanish Film Academy on Saturday. Handia and Summer 1993 were the other two big winners of the night.

The Bookshop and Handia had 12 and 13 nominations espectively.

Isabel Coixet attended the ceremony in Madrid with the two co-stars of the film, Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy, nominated for best actress and best supporting actor respectively. Her adaptation of the story by Booker Prize-winning novelist Penelope Fitzgerald, set in 1959s Britain, has been a success at the Spanish box office so far grossing €2.47m ($3m).

Isabel Coixet’s win and the success of Summer 1993, directed by Carla Simón demonstrated a stronger female presence in the Spanish film industry in the wave of
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Children’s book Wed Wabbit to receive a movie adaptation

Lissa Evans’ acclaimed children’s book Wed Wabbit has been optioned by Locksmith Animation for a feature film adaptation, which is being eyed as a live-action/CG hybrid for 20th century Fox.

The official Amazon description for Wed Wabbit reads: “Your name is Fidge and you’re nearly eleven. You’ve been hurled into a strange world. You have three companions: two are unbelievably weird and the third is your awful cousin, Graham. You have to solve a series of nearly impossible clues. You need to deal with a cruel stuffed animal dictator and three thousand Wimbley Woos (yes, you read that sentence correctly). And the whole situation — the whole, entire thing — is your fault. Wed Wabbit is an adventure about friendship, danger, and the terror of never being able to get back home again. And it’s funny. It’s seriously funny.”

“Lissa’s children’s books are absolute
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'The Bookshop' Tops Spain's Goya Awards

'The Bookshop' Tops Spain's Goya Awards
The Bookshop was named best Spanish film of 2017 at Saturday’s Spanish Film Academy Goya Awards, beating out Giant, which had appeared well on its way to the top prize after garnering 10 awards earlier in the evening.

Veteran filmmaker Isabel Coixet took the best director award for The Bookshop, the story of a young woman, played by Emily Mortimer, who tries to make a success of the bookstore she opens in a seaside English village.

Coixet also won the award for best adapted screenplay.for the movie, which was filmed in English and also stars Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson....
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Isabel Coixet’s ‘The Bookshop’ Tops Spain’s 2018 Goya Awards

Isabel Coixet’s ‘The Bookshop’ Tops Spain’s 2018 Goya Awards
Madrid — Just three hours after female talent was amply awarded at Sweden’s Göteborg Festival, Scandinavia’s biggest film event, Isabel Coixet’s “The Bookshop” topped the 32nd Goya Awards Saturday night, winning best picture, director and adapted screenplay.

Healthily sold abroad by Celsius, and a sturdy box office performer in Spain, where it has earned $2.9 million, “The Bookshop” is produced by Spain’s A Contracorriente Films and Diagonal TV and Zephyr Films. A big-screen makeover of Penelope Fitzgerald’s quietly subversive 1978 novel, about a widow opening up a bookshop in a sleepy coastal town, “The Bookshop’s” triumph represents only the second time an English-language movie has won a best picture Goya. The first was Coixet’s “The Secret Life of Words” in 2006.

A coming-of-ager – and ode to diversity – hailed by Variety as a “delicate sleeper,” Carla Simon’s debut “Summer 1993” took first feature at the Goyas, as well breakthrough actress (Bruna Cursi) and supporting actor (David Verdaguer
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Suki Waterhouse joins live-action Pokemon movie Detective Pikachu

Earlier this week Universal Pictures and Legendary Entertainment kicked off production on Detective Pikachu, the first live-action Pokemon movie, and now we have word from THR of a new addition to the cast.

The site is reporting that Suki Waterhouse (The Bad Batch, Assassination Nation) has signed on to appear in an as-yet-unrevealed role, where she’ll star alongside Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies), Ken Watanabe (Godzilla), Bill Nighy (The Limehouse Golem) and Chris Geere (Modern Family). Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds is taking on the title role as Detective Pikachu.

Detective Pikachu is being directed by Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) and will see Smith’s character teaming up with the Pokemon to unravel the mystery of his father’s kidnapping. It is set for release on May 10th, 2019.

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