We’ve been charting his perfs well before the likes of Reichardt and PTA brought him in as a supporting character, Paul Dano who has given us the riches of Michael Cuesta’s L.I.E., Little Miss Sunshine and So Yong Kim’s For Ellen. Based on the novel by Richard Ford, Dano teamed with his partner Zoe Kazan to adapt the project, and production took place in the fall of 2016 in Montana and Oklahoma.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan and Ed Oxenbould take on the three-legged tale centering around 14-year-old Joe, who is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of purpose—he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves.
From Paolo Sorrentino’s 2014 Oscar-winner The Great Beauty to Call Me By Your Name, the highly acclaimed gay love story directed by Luca Guadagnino, Italy still has a flair for making films that create a global buzz. But that doesn’t mean to say that Italians are such great fans of their homegrown productions – at least when it comes to taking themselves off to the cinema to watch them.
According to dismal data released by film associations Anec and Anica, box office sales for Italian films were down by over 46% compared with 2016, while takings fell by around 44%.
Available from 19 January to 19 February, the festival has been organised into six thematic sections with features and shorts offering a wide range of material. A mixture of new works playing alongside classic films such as Man Bites Dog and The Last Metro, the festival has built up a reputation for appealing to a fresh new audience.
There is a competitive element in the festival, with directors Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty, Youth) and Julia Ducouranau (Raw) part of the filmmakers’s jury. There are also awards decided on by the press and the online viewing audience.
Here’s details of how the festival is shaping up.
What The F…Rench!?
Absurd and at times crazy situations featuring endearing heroes
Struggle for life, Antonin Peretjatko, Long feature in competition
Rock’n Roll, Guillaume Canet, Long feature in
By Todd Garbarini
Federico Fellini’s 1963 film 8½ (Otto e Mezzo) will be shown in special 55th anniversary screenings at three of Laemmle's theatres in Los Angeles. Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimee, Sandra Milo, and Barbara Steele, the film, lauded by Roger Ebert as the greatest film ever made about filmmaking and the winner of the Best Foreign Language Oscar for that year, runs 138 minutes and is being showcased on the big screen in a rare opportunity.
The film will be shown at the following locations:
Royal, 11523 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 478-0401
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Please Note: Actor and film historian Douglas Dunning, longtime friend of actress Barbara Steele, announces that Barbara Steele is scheduled to appear in person for a Q & A prior to the screening at the Royal theatre.
Source: Protagonist Pictures
Protagonist Pictures has appointed Isabelle Stewart as head of acquisitions with immediate effect.
Reporting to CEO Dave Bishop, Stewart will oversee acquisitions and attend major festivals and markets for the company.
Stewart joins Protagonist from Focus Features, where she was director of acquisitions and production and worked on titles including Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete and Paolo Sorrentino’s Loro.
Prior to her post at Focus, she held acquisitions roles at Universal Pictures International Productions and Studiocanal.
In 2017, she joined Protagonist’s director of international sales George Hamilton as one of Screen’s Future Leaders in sales and acquisitions.
Protagonist’s current slate includes Sean Baker’s The Florida Project, William Oldroyd’s debut feature Lady Macbeth, and Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country, all three of which
This year’s edition runs online from Jan. 19 through Feb. 19.
Launched in 2011 by French film promotion org UniFrance to target a primarily young millennial audience – more than half Mfff’s viewers are under 40 – Mfff focuses primarily on emerging directorial talent from France: There is also a large emphasis on short films from almost inevitably little or unknown young directors.
That said, the most common characteristic of the movies presented Tuesday morning in Paris by UniFrance president Serge Toubiana and managing director Isabelle Giordano is their robust diversity.
“We want to show young French cinema in all its diversity,” said Simon Helloco, Mfff co-director with Quentin Deleau.
MyFrenchFilmFestival is screening to an ever-wider audience. earning 560,000 film views in 2015, but 6.4 million in 2016 and 6.7 million
At his hotel on Central Park South, director Roberto Andò discussed with me the connections to Alfred Hitchcock's I Confess and Torn Curtain in his latest film, which character was inspired by Jk Rowling, the majestic location where he filmed, and how "evil serves no purpose."
The Confessions (Le Confessioni), co-written by Angelo Pasquini, shot by Maurizio Calvesi, and starring Toni Servillo (Paolo Sorrentino's Oscar-winning The Great Beauty and Andò's Viva La Libertà) has an exceptional ensemble cast including Connie Nielsen (Patty Jenkins's Wonder Woman), Marie-Josée Croze (John Michael McDonagh's Calvary), Daniel Auteuil (Michael Haneke's Caché), Moritz Bleibtreu (Tom Tykwer's Run Lola Run), Lambert Wilson (Jérôme Salle's L'Odyssée), Pierfrancesco Favino (Roger Michell
Paolo Sorrentino has quickly become one of the most notable Italian auteurs over the past decade. Competing six times at Cannes (he won the Jury Prize for Il Divo in 2008 and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury for his 2011 English language debut This Must Be the Place), his 2013 title The Great Beauty (read review) translated into a win for Best Foreign Language film at the Oscars, which led to the high-profile English language follow-up in 2015’s Youth (read review) and the well-received HBO mini-series “The Young Pope” in 2016.
In 2017, HBO continued to dominate in ratings and awards, putting its faith in delivering quality shows that have household name recognition as well as critical appeal. In 2018, “Game of Thrones” will likely be on hiatus, but the pay cabler has plenty of fare to fill the void until the final season of George R.R. Martin
Read More:‘The Path’ Season 3: Freida Pinto Joins the Cast as Hulu Gears Up for a Big 2018
Oh, but wait. It’s not a cult. That’s an important detail to remember from Season 1. Way back when Eddie Lang, Aaron Paul’s lifelong disciple of the Meyerist movement, was struggling with his faith, he famously snapped at a nurse who whispered, “I think he’s in that cult,
And yet some twists barely need any time at all. On the list below, there are moments fans have been waiting for since the first episode, as well as scenes pulled directly from the first episode. Some surprises are good for just the one episode in which they’re unveiled. You never know when something big is going to happen on TV, nor do you know how that twist might affect the future.
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Twists are a big risk so they should be respected accordingly. Because they can irreparably ruin a show or make it come alive, it takes skill and foresight
It’s not an inexplicable bias, of course, when you weigh up the number of developed national film industries among continents — after all, European countries account for well over a third of this year’s 92 foreign-language submissions, dwarfing the combined number of entries from Africa, for example. Either way, it’s a dominance that is likely to continue this year, with Europe holding a number of the most hotly fancied contenders in what remains a wide-open race.
Unsurprisingly, France holds the record for scoring the most nominations in the category’s history, with 37. It
Romans are already lining up to see the American maestro. Lynch will meet with festival attendees at a special sold-out "close encounter," where he'll discuss some of his previous films, as well as a few of his own top titles.
Lynch is no stranger to...
These include an ambitious revenge crimer toplining Italian A-lister Toni Servillo (“The Great Beauty”).
Propaganda Italia was set up in 2014 as a separately operated spin off of the Italian subsidiary of global entertainment marketing firm Propaganda Gem by Italian media exec Marina Marzotto who has also served as CEO of Italian distributor Moviemax.
Besides his managerial role Oddone is boarding Propaganda Italia as an investor in the company.
They have plans for three feature films in the Euros 3-5 million range over the next three years and also a bigger Euros 15-20 million project for which they have acquired the script, which is still being kept under wraps, for which they
Though world premieres are scarce, they include Japanese director Junji Shimizu’s manga pic “Mazinger Z Infinity” (pictured), produced by Toei Animation to mark the 45th anniversary of the “Mazinger” franchise, which has a global following. Its creator, manga artist Go Nagai, will be on hand.
The closer will be the world premiere of Italian title “The Place” by Paolo Genovese, whose “Perfect Strangers” was a mega-hit at the home box office and has sold widely around the world.
Sandwiched in between are lots of Hollywood awards-season hopefuls, including Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit,” Craig Gillespie’s “I, Tonya,” Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying,” Steven Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky,” and Netflix’s “Mudbound” by Dee Rees.
Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, “A Ciambra” stars Pio Amato as a 14-year-old growing up in a Romani community in Calabria. The coming-of-age drama has been described as a companion piece to “Mediterranea,” Carpignano’s debut feature which played at Cannes Critics’ Week in 2015. Amato played a secondary character in “Mediterranea.”
“A Ciambra,” which harks back to Italy’s neo-realist cinematic heritage, launched from this year’s Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight, where it won the Europa Cinemas Label Award. It will be released in North America by Sundance Selects.
The film was produced by Stayblack Productions, Rt Features, Sikelia Productions, Rai Cinema, in association with Dcm, Haut et Court, Film i Vast and Filmgate Films.
Italy last won a foreign-language Academy Award in 2014 with Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Great Beauty,” which
Under the pact, Warner Bros. will have the opportunity to board any French-language project produced or co-produced by Marvelous Productions. The agreement underscores the Hollywood studio’s aim to increase its footprint in local production with strong partners.
“We have a deep respect for the talent and professionalism of the founders of Marvelous Productions, and we are convinced of their ability to deliver quality films that have a wide appeal,” said Iris Knobloch, president of Warner Bros. France.
Over the last few years, Warners Bros. has backed several French movies, most notably Michel Hazanavicius’s Oscar-winning film “The Artist” (pictured).
Le Grand and Aslanian were at the helm of Pathé for 19 years before exiting in 2016. Together, they produced and distributed many franchise-based French comedies
The actor was also known for his roles in “Twin Peaks,” “Big Love,” “Pretty in Pink” and “Repo Man.”
He had a high-profile role as manipulative cult leader Roman Grant on HBO polygamy drama “Big Love,” which ran from 2006-11, and recently appeared as Carl Rodd in the “Twin Peaks” revival on Showtime.
His most recent film, “Lucky,” about an atheist who comes to terms with his own mortality, is set to be released by Magnolia on Sept. 29.
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