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Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel” to close the 2017 New York Film Festival

Last week, rumors were swirling around that the last piece of the major New York Film Festival gala puzzle had been filled, namely that Woody Allen’s new project Wonder Wheel was going to be the Closing Night selection. Well, a few days later, that was confirmed, so the big three titles at Nyff are now set. Allen’s Wonder Wheel joins Opening Night selection Last Flag Flying from Richard Linklater and Centerpiece selection Wonderstruck from Todd Haynes to lead the way. We’ll have a full Nyff slate soon enough, but for the moment, the focus will be on Allen, his film, its Oscar possibilities, and the Closing Night selection historically. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, in terms of this particular festival, getting to be the closer is traditionally a pretty big deal for a flick. Nyff just seems to usually end on a bang.
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‘Silence’ Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto to Make Directorial Debut

‘Silence’ Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto to Make Directorial Debut
Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, who was nominated for an Oscar for shooting Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” will make his directorial debut with the revenge-thriller “Bastard.”

La La Land’s” Jordan Horowitz is producing through his Original Headquarters company. Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff of Sikelia Prods. are executive producing. Topic, First Look Media’s entertainment studio, is financing.

Prieto will direct from an original script penned by Bill Gullo. Production is planned to start in the first quarter of 2018. Adam Pincus and Annie Marter will oversee for Topic.

“Bastard” is set against a looming flood that will ravage the small town of Bird’s Point, Mo.

“It’s an honor to get to make this picture alongside my terrific partners at Topic and First Look Media,” Horowitz said. “Rodrigo’s work as a cinematographer has consistently floored me, and putting him behind the camera to direct Bill’s absorbing script has
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Latido racks up key sales on in-demand Efm slate

Exclusive: Chavela Vargas documentary sells to Us and France.

Madrid-based sales agent Latido has scored key territory deals on Chavela, the documentary by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi which premiered at this week’s Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama strand.

The documentary about iconic Mexican singer Chavela Vargas has gone to Bodega Films in France and The Film Collaborative in the Us. A deal has been closed with Portugal (Leopardo Filmes), and Latido is reporting interest from Israel and Germany.

A bidding war is underway between two companies in Spain, which comes as no surprise considering the popularity of Chavela Vargas’ music in the country. Her songs are closely related to Pedro Almodóvar’s films and the director had personal involvement in the singer’s revival in the later years of her career.

Further titles on Latido’s line-up to have inked deals include Spanish war film Rescue Under Fire, which is set
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Pedro Almodóvar is the President of the Jury at Cannes 2017

Iconic Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar will be the next President of the Jury for the Festival International du Film de Cannes, which this year celebrates its 70th anniversary.

Organisers of the world-famous festival announced the news this morning.

Responding to the invitation of Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux, the filmmaker said: “I am very happy to be able to celebrate the Festival de Cannes 70th anniversary from such a privileged position. I am grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed. I am aware of the responsibility that entails being the president of the jury and I hope to be up to the job. I can only tell that I’ll devote myself, body and soul, to this task, that it is both a privilege and a pleasure.”

Five of Almodóvar’s films – All About my Mother (Todo Sobre mi Madre, Best Director), Volver (Best Screenplay, Best Collective Female Performance), Broken Embraces
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Pedro Almodovar to Head 70th Cannes Festival Jury

Pedro Almodovar to Head 70th Cannes Festival Jury
Oscar-winning Spanish director Pedro Almodovar has been named president of the jury at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

The announcement was made Tuesday by the festival via social media and on its own website.

“For its 70th edition, the Festival de Cannes is delighted to welcome a unique and hugely popular artist. His works have already carved out an eternal niche in the history of film,” the festival said in a statement.

Almodovar, who succeeds George Miller as Cannes jury president, attended Cannes last year with “Julieta,” which wold-premiered in competition.

“A long and loyal friendship binds Pedro Almodovar to the festival, where he was a member of the jury under the presidency of Gérard Depardieu,” added Pierre Lescure, president of the festival, and Thierry Fremaux, delegate-general.

Five of Almodovar’s films have played in competition in Cannes: “All About my Mother” (“Todo Sobre Mi Madre”), “Volver,” “Broken Embraces
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Pedro Almodóvar named Cannes jury president

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Spanish auteur said he was “grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed.”

Pedro Almodóvar will preside over the jury at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in May, 25 years after he served as a juror under Gérard Depardieu.

“I am very happy to be able to celebrate Cannes Film Festival 70th anniversary from such a privileged position,” Almodóvar said in response to the invitation by president of the festival Pierre Lescure and delegate-general Thierry Frémaux.

“I am grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed. I am aware of the responsibility that entails being the president of the jury and I hope to be up to the job. I can only tell that I’ll devote myself, body and soul, to this task, that it is both a privilege and a pleasure.”

“For its 70th edition, the Festival de Cannes is delighted to welcome a unique and hugely popular artist. His works have already carved out an eternal niche in the
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Pedro Almodóvar named 70th Cannes jury president

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Spanish auteur said he was “grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed.”

Pedro Almodóvar will preside over the jury at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in May, 25 years after he served as a juror under Gérard Depardieu.

“I am very happy to be able to celebrate Cannes Film Festival 70th anniversary from such a privileged position,” Almodóvar said in response to the invitation by president of the festival Pierre Lescure and delegate-general Thierry Frémaux.

“I am grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed. I am aware of the responsibility that entails being the president of the jury and I hope to be up to the job. I can only tell that I’ll devote myself, body and soul, to this task, that it is both a privilege and a pleasure.”

“For its 70th edition, the Festival de Cannes is delighted to welcome a unique and hugely popular artist. His works have already carved out an eternal niche in the
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Pedro Almodóvar named 70th Cannes Film Festival president

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Spanish auteur said he was “grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed.”

Pedro Almodóvar will preside over the jury at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in May, 25 years after he served as a juror under Gérard Depardieu.

“I am very happy to be able to celebrate Cannes Film Festival 70th anniversary from such a privileged position,” Almodóvar said in response to the invitation by president of the festival Pierre Lescure and delegate-general Thierry Frémaux.

“I am grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed. I am aware of the responsibility that entails being the president of the jury and I hope to be up to the job. I can only tell that I’ll devote myself, body and soul, to this task, that it is both a privilege and a pleasure.”

“For its 70th edition, the Festival de Cannes is delighted to welcome a unique and hugely popular artist. His works have already carved out an eternal niche in the
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Cannes 2017: Pedro Almodóvar Is Jury President

Cannes 2017: Pedro Almodóvar Is Jury President
Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar is the next President of the Jury for the Festival International du Film de Cannes, which begins on the Riviera on May 17 and runs through May 28, 2017.

Cannes executives Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux stated:

“For its 70th edition, the Festival de Cannes is delighted to welcome a unique and hugely popular artist. His works have already carved out an eternal niche in the history of film. A long and loyal friendship binds Pedro Almodóvar to the Festival, where he was a member of the Jury under the presidency of Gérard Depardieu.”

The filmmaker said:

“I am grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed. I am aware of the responsibility that entails being the president of the jury and I hope to be up to the job. I can only tell that I’ll devote myself, body and soul, to this task, that it is both a privilege and a pleasure.
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Cannes 2017: Pedro Almodóvar Is Jury President

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Cannes 2017: Pedro Almodóvar Is Jury President
Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar is the next President of the Jury for the Festival International du Film de Cannes, which begins on the Riviera on May 17 and runs through May 28, 2017.

Cannes executives Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux stated:

“For its 70th edition, the Festival de Cannes is delighted to welcome a unique and hugely popular artist. His works have already carved out an eternal niche in the history of film. A long and loyal friendship binds Pedro Almodóvar to the Festival, where he was a member of the Jury under the presidency of Gérard Depardieu.”

The filmmaker said:

“I am grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed. I am aware of the responsibility that entails being the president of the jury and I hope to be up to the job. I can only tell that I’ll devote myself, body and soul, to this task, that it is both a privilege and a pleasure.
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Sofia Vergara's Son Makes His Modeling Debut With Model Stevie DeFelice -- See the Pic!

Sofia Vergara's Son Makes His Modeling Debut With Model Stevie DeFelice -- See the Pic!
Like mother, like son!

Sofia Vergara's only son, Manolo Gonzalez Vergara, made his modeling debut in the latest issue of Paper magazine, and the 24-year-old appears to be a natural.

Related: Sofia Vergara Throws Her Son a Mexican Fiesta Birthday Party: See the Cute Pics!

Inspired by the iconic films of Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, the photo spread features a relaxed Manolo in a sleek black suit and tie alongside model Stevie DeFelice, as they enjoy a few Bloody Mary cocktails. The shattered mirror displayed on the red floor is a nod to Almodóvar's film, Broken Embraces.

"Thank you to @papermagazine and @jimmymarble for including me in this months Pedro Almodovar spread! And for allowing me to sit next to Stevie DeFelice. I hope she wasn't too traumatized," wrote the Modern Family star's son, alongside the hashtags, "#PaperMagazine #Outspoken #IShoweredAndEverything #ThankfulItWasntMe #WhomeverBrokeTheMirrorGetsSevenYearsOfBadHair."

Manolo's proud mama posted the same photo on Instagram, along with two
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Rossy de Palma on Trusting Pedro Almodóvar, ‘Julieta,’ and Being Inspired by Women

When you think Pedro Almodóvar, you think Rossy de Palma. The actress’ unconventional, but striking, beauty has often made her the most memorable player in the auteur’s works, from her uptight virgin in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, to the heroine’s sister in The Flower of My Secret. In Julieta, which marks lucky number seven in de Palma’s collaborations with Almodóvar, she plays Marian, an overprotective housekeeper who looks after what she thinks should be her employer Xoan’s (Daniel Grao) interests. After meeting the title character, played in younger age by Adriana Ugarte, who is about to become the new mistress of the house, Marian reveals a secret that sets the entire plot into its tragic motion.

The usually glamorous actress – she’s been muse to designers like Thierry Mugler and Jean-Paul Gaultier – is seen sporting a frumpy, matronly look as Marian, in
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New to Streaming: ‘Pete’s Dragon,’ Pedro Almodóvar, ‘Train to Busan,’ ‘The Bfg,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Always Shine (Sophia Takal)

With the excess of low-budget, retreat-in-the-woods dramas often finding characters hashing out their insecurities through a meta-narrative, a certain initial resistance can occur when presented with such a derivative scenario at virtually every film festival. While Sophia Takal‘s psychological drama Always Shine ultimately stumbles, the chemistry of its leads and a sense of foreboding dread in its formal execution ensures its heightened view of
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Pedro Almódovar’s Entire Film Library Heads to iTunes

Pedro Almódovar’s Entire Film Library Heads to iTunes
All 19 of Pedro Almodovar’s films are now available on iTunes.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released The Complete Pedro Almodovar Collection on the Apple streaming service Tuesday, November 29.

Nine of the films in the collection are available in high definition for the first time in the United States. The Spanish filmmaker’s first two films, “Pepi, Luci, Bom” and “Labyrinth of Passion,” are making their domestic debut.

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The films included in the collection are “Pepi, Luci, Bom,” “Labyrinth Of Passion,” “Dark Habits.” “What Have I Done To Deserve This?.” “Matador,” “Law Of Desire,” “Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown,” “Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!” (in collaboration with the Criterion Collection),” “High Heels,” “Kika,” “The Flower Of My Secret,” “Live Flesh,” “All About My Mother,” “Talk To Her,” “Bad Education,” “Volver,” “Broken Embraces,” “The Skin I Live In,” and “I’m So Excited!”

The
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‘The Complete Pedro Almodóvar Collection’ Now Available on iTunes — Watch the Teaser (Exclusive)

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‘The Complete Pedro Almodóvar Collection’ Now Available on iTunes — Watch the Teaser (Exclusive)
To celebrate the imminent release of “Julieta,” Pedro Almodóvar’s 20th feature film, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing “The Complete Pedro Almodóvar Collection” on iTunes today. All 19 of the renowned Spanish auteur’s previous films are now available together, marking a first. Watch a video preview below, and find the collection here.

Read More: Pedro AlmodóvarJulieta’ Selected as Spain’s Foreign Language Oscar Submission

The collection features new high-definition transfers of 15 of these films, while nine of them are available in HD for the first time in America; “Pepi, Luci, Bom” and “Labyrinth of Passion” have never been released domestically at all. iTunes is also offering extras on a bundle of the filmmaker’s more recent releases, namely “All About My Mother,” “Talk to Her,” “Bad Education,” “Volver” and “Broken Embraces,” for “The Pedro Almodóvar Iconic Collection.”

Read More: Pedro Almodóvar on the Version of ‘Brokeback Mountain’ He Wanted to Direct: ‘More Sex,
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Movie Poster of the Week: The Posters of Pedro Almodóvar

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Above: Spanish poster for Pepi, Luci, Bom (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 1980). Artist: Ceesepe.Is there a contemporary filmmaker with a more vivid graphic sensibility than Pedro Almodóvar? His always distinctive films, with their bold colors, deliberate blocking and impeccable set design, often look like cartoons or magazine spreads come to life. Following suit, the posters for his films have always been a testament to his aesthetic, whether in his scrappy underground days or his far more polished later years. With his 20th feature film, Julieta, opening December 21, and a Museum of Modern Art retrospective beginning in New York next Tuesday, I thought it was high time I featured the best artwork of Almodóvar’s 40 year career.Any cinephile in their twenties might be forgiven for thinking that Almodóvar is the most establishment of arthouse directors: perennially fêted by Cannes and the New York Film Festival, winner of two Oscars, and, since the late 1990s,
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San Sebastian: Argentina’s Diego Dubcovsky Co-Produces Carlos Ameglio’s ‘Kiken’ (Exclusive)

Varsovia Films, the Buenos Aires-based outfit run by Argentine producer Diego Dubcovsky (“The Motorcycle Diaries,” “The Broken Embraces,” “Truman”) has boarded Carlos Ameglio’s project “Kiken,” which marks Uruguayan outfit Salado’s first foray into genre film production.

As a project, “Kiken” featured last year at both the San Sebastian’s Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum and Austin’s Fantastic Market. The entry of Mexican and German co-production partners in the project is currently under negotiations.

A first draft of the script has been penned by Salado founder Carlos Ameglio alongside Argentine film and TV writer Leonel D’Agostino (“Black Snow”).

Described as a visceral film, and conceived as a rollercoaster whose energy never wanes, “Kiken” follows a couple attempting to rekindle their relationship in a small fishing village, where a mysterious Japanese ship runs aground and releases a substance which mutates the hamlet’s inhabitants.

Set to partially shoot in
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Sony Classics Sets December Release for Pedro Almodovar’s ‘Julieta’

Sony Classics Sets December Release for Pedro Almodovar’s ‘Julieta’
Sony Pictures Classics has set a Dec. 21 release in the U.S. for Pedro Almodovar’s “Julieta,” starring Adriana Ugarte, Emma Suárez and Rossy de Palma.

The film, which debuted in Spain in April and screened at Cannes in May, was acquired in June, 2015, by Sony Classics when its title was “Silencio.” Based on the stories of author Alice Munro, “Julieta” is about a mother’s struggle to survive uncertainty.

Suárez and Ugarte play older and younger versions of the film’s protagonist, Julieta, between the years 1985 and 2015. “Silencio” is Almodóvar’s 20th feature film and the ninth movie by him handled by Sony Classics, which include “I’m So Excited,” “Bad Education,” “Volver,” “Broken Embraces,” “The Skin I Live In,” “All About My Mother,” “Talk to Her” and “The Flower of My Secret.”

Peter Debruge wrote in his review for Variety: “Almodovar has constructed an extremely unconventional mystery, one
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New Pedro Almodóvar Film ‘Julieta’ Gets Release Date; Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Rest of Library

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New Pedro Almodóvar Film ‘Julieta’ Gets Release Date; Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Rest of Library
Sony Pictures Classics has set a Dec. 21 theater release for Pedro Almodóvar’s 20th film “Julieta,” and acquired the remainder of his film library. The new acquisitions include “Pepi, Luci, Bom;” “Labyrinth of Passion;” “Dark Habits;” “What Have I Done to Deserve This?;” “High Heels” and “Kika.” The full library also includes “Matador,” “Law of Desire,” “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” “The Flower of My Secret,” “Live Flesh,” “All About My Mother,” “Talk to Her,” “Bad Education,” “Volver,” “Broken Embraces,” “I’m So Excited!” and “The Skin I Live In.” “Julieta” premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
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James Gray’s “The Lost City of Z” will close the 2016 New York Film Festival

Just a few short hours ago today, the Closing Night selection for the New York Film Festival was announced. This year, it will be James Gray’s The Lost City of Z, a long brewing passion project of his. As a pretty big fan of Gray, one who thinks Two Lovers is a near masterpiece and criminally underrated, as well as a fan of his prior movie The Immigrant as well, this is exciting news. Not only is Nyff getting another high profile awards contender, it’s a boost of confidence for a flick that I wasn’t sure would be able to find a place in the Oscar season. The fest certainly has changed that around, to one degree or another. The film, telling the tale of legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett, who ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization in 1925 and never returned, was
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