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Varda and Bellucci to receive Donostia Awards by Amber Wilkinson - 2017-09-08 11:33:56

Filmmaker Agnes Varda will be honoured in San Sebastian Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival Belgian filmmaker Agnès Varda and Italian star Monica Bellucci have been announced as recipients of Donostia Awards at this year's San Sebastian Film Festival. It ends a good week for Varda, 89, who has also been announced as the first female director to receive an honorary Oscar, which she will receive on November 11.

They will join Argentine actor Ricardo Darín, previously announced as a recipient, at the festival, which runs from September 22 to 30.

Actress honoured with lifetime achievement accolade Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival The festival has also announced the jury members for its 65th edition. Actor, writer and director John Malkovich will head the panel deciding on the Golden Shell. He will be joined by Argentine actor Dolores Fonzi (Truman), British director William Oldroyd, who won the Fipresci award for Lady Macbeth at last year's festival,
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Olivia Colman, Alice Englert, Thomas Mann Set For ‘Them That Follow’

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Olivia Colman, Alice Englert, Thomas Mann Set For ‘Them That Follow’
Exclusive: Olivia Colman (The Lobster), Alice Englert (Ginger and Rosa) and Thomas Mann (Me, Earl and the Dying Girl) have been set to star in Them That Follow, which Brittany Poulton and Daniel Savage will direct from their original screenplay. Bradley Gallo and Michael Helfant will produce for Amasia Entertainment, along with Gerard Butler, Alan Siegel and Danielle Robinson for G-base. Amasia is financing an October shoot in Ohio. Them That Follow is a dramatic thriller…
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The Party review [Berlinale]: Dir. Sally Potter (2017)

The Party review: Sally Potter writes and directs this ultra-tight character-driven drama which boasts an impressive cast.

The Party review by Paul Heath at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival.

The Party review

It has been five years since Sally Potter’s last film, the very well received Ginger and Rosa. Her latest takes center stage at the Berlin Film Festival with a huge, if limited central cast. We open on Kristin Scott-Thomas’ Janet pointing a revolver directly at the camera, a monochrome image that sticks in your mind as we track slightly in time r to cover the events leading up to it. Janet is celebrating career glory, a newly-appointed role as a shadow-minister in parliament, a position that she has been working up to for decades. She’s having a small gathering to celebrate and has invited a few good friends over to to her home. Her phone is constantly ringing with messages of congratulations,
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Berlin Review: Patricia Clarkson Gets Fierce in Sally Potter’s Uproarious, Stagey ‘The Party’

Liberalism will eat itself! At least according to The Party, that is, and we’re not just speaking figuratively. Indeed, at one point in Sally Potter’s new film — a riotous, if undeniably stagey black-and-white mid-length feature — a central character (played by Kristen Scott Thomas) decides, however subconsciously, to chew her own arm instead of sensibly taking out her anger on her unfaithful husband. “But I don’t believe in revenge,” she cries out. You can tell even she is having a hard time believing it. This poor soul — the main host of the titular gathering – – has just learned that her husband, Bill (Timothy Spall), is not only dying of cancer, but has chosen to live out his remaining days with the younger woman with whom he has been having an affair for the previous two years.

The character’s name is Janet and the party is intended to be a celebration for her,
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Lush New Video Essay Compares ‘Moonlight’ With the Masterworks of Wong Kar-Wai — Watch

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Lush New Video Essay Compares ‘Moonlight’ With the Masterworks of Wong Kar-Wai — Watch
Filmmaker Barry Jenkins has never been shy about chatting up his filmmaking influences, and a brand new video essay from Alessio Marinacci helps drive home a series of eye-opening comparisons between Jenkins’ Oscar-nominated “Moonlight” and the films of master Wong Kar-Wai.

Billed as his “homage to two extraordinary filmmakers,” Marinacci’s snappy and stunning essay juxtaposes imagery from “Moonlight” and a number of Wong’s most loved features, including “Days of Being Wild,” “In the Mood for Love” and “Happy Together.” For fans of either filmmaker, it’s a loving look at their works, and one that can surely help increase appreciation for both of their careers.

Read More: ‘Moonlight’ Glow: Creating the Bold Color and Contrast of Barry Jenkins’ Emotional Landscape

Back when Jenkins was first looking for financing for his multi-chapter love story, he put together a slideshow of images that spoke to his vision, and that slide
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5 Exciting Films in the 2017 Berlin Film Festival Competition Lineup

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5 Exciting Films in the 2017 Berlin Film Festival Competition Lineup
Comfortably wedged between Sundance and Cannes in every respect, the Berlin Film Festival is a massive orgy of world cinema that’s come to be known for the unrivaled variety of its programming. Best illustrated by its adventurous sidebars, the festival’s exotic tastes — unusual for such a glitzy and commercialized culture event — often spill over into the more prestigious Competition section, which has served as a launching pad for several of the current decade’s very best films (many of which, like Mia Hansen-Løve’s “Things to Come,” might have slipped through the cracks if not for such a prominent spotlight). And, in stark contrast to Cannes, the festival’s recent winners have been as worthy as they have been unexpected, ranging from a frigid Chinese neo-noir (“Black Coal, Thin Ice”) to a crushingly intimate documentary about Europe’s ongoing migrant crisis (“Fire at Sea”).

The first portion of
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Barry Jenkins’ ‘Moonlight’ Journey: How the Year’s Great Discovery Became an American Cinema Milestone

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Barry Jenkins’ ‘Moonlight’ Journey: How the Year’s Great Discovery Became an American Cinema Milestone
Barry Jenkins is about to become the next big thing, but he’s been here before. “Moonlight,” which he wrote and directed, has been celebrated as the year’s major discovery and the ultimate achievement in modern black filmmaking. That’s nothing new for Jenkins: Eight years ago, the director faced similar acclaim on a smaller scale with his 2008 debut, “Medicine for Melancholy.” However, the lag between his first two features is a testament to Jenkins’ quiet determination — and to a culture that had yet to catch up. It takes time for the world to recognize a genuine vision.

“I think a filmmaker like me isn’t on the outside in the same way that I was in 2008, even though the work itself feels very, very outsiderish,” he said. “It’s completely fucking crazy, because it didn’t used to be that way.” While “Moonlight” marks Jenkins’ transition into a major artist,
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'Ginger & Rosa' Review: Affecting Portrait of Girls on the Verge

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'Ginger & Rosa' Review: Affecting Portrait of Girls on the Verge
Growing up is hard to do, as countless coming-of-age movies have shown, some more affectingly than others. With "Ginger & Rosa," British avant-garde filmmaker Sally Potter ("Orlando"), offers up a strong entry into the field with what is by far her most appealingly mainstream film to date. An intimate character study, "Ginger & Rosa" is set in England in 1962. It's told mainly from the viewpoint of Ginger (Elle Fanning), a 16-year old budding poet growing up in post-wwii England alongside her best friend, Rosa (Alice Englert, the daughter of director Jane
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2013 Critics' Choice Awards Nominations are Topped by Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' in Record Fashion

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (of which I am a member) announced their nominations for the 2013 Critics' Choice Awards this morning, which was led by Steven Spielberg's Lincoln bringing in a record 13 nominations including a nomination for Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay (Tony Kushner), Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Supporting Actress (Sally Field), Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones), Ensemble, Cinematography, Art Direction, Editing, Makeup and Score (John Williams). The previous record for nominations was set by Black Swan with ten in 2010, a record that was also broken by Les Miserables with 11. Miserables was also nominated for Best Picture alongside Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, The Master, Moonrise Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty. Just below is the complete list of nominees, which Laremy (a fellow Bfca member) and I will be discussing on today's podcast along with our nominations to see how they matched up.
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Ginger & Rosa | AFI Fest 2012 Review

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Something In Canned Air: Potter Creates Showcase for Fanning

Director Sally Potter has always seemed to lean towards a mischievous experimentalism in narrative form, which can certainly be evidenced by her masterpiece, the 1992 adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, as well as her daring 2004 film Yes, filmed entirely in iambic pentameter. Her latest, a period piece bildungsroman (of sorts), Ginger & Rosa, while displaying a sort of elliptical parlance, isn’t quite as heady stylistically either in tone or content. While it does manage to feature an outstanding lead performance, there’s a frumpy sense of dissociation from the proceedings, devoid of kitchen sink realism even as it plunges into domestic drama fussies towards its muted finale.

Opening with grainy footage of the mushroom cloud enveloping the skies over Hiroshima in 1945, we get snippets of silent sequences where we watch two London mothers cling to each other as they give birth on the same evening.
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AFM is Nearly Here

AFM is Nearly Here
120 companies looking to buy films will attend the American Film Market for the first time, part of the more than 750 distributors from 75 countries that have registered for the only stand-alone theatrical feature film market (all others are attached to festivals) October 31-November 7 in Santa Monica. Korea (25), China (13), and the U.S. (11) lead the way with the most newcomers, AFM Managing Director and Independent Film & Television Alliance EVP Jonathan Wolf said in a release. “We are seeing a shift in the way sub-distributors acquire film as they steadily rely less on local distributors and more on direct acquisitions”, he said. “We also expect a significant increase in buyers from China.” AFM expects 1,500 individuals from these companies at the market from more than 70 countries. More than 420 features will screen including 77 world premieres and 306 market premieres. The numbers of prebuys are also looking good after their near demise in the financial crisis of 2008.

Films making their World Premieres include: A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, from writer/director Roman Coppola and starring Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and Charlie Sheen (Independent) was first announced at the Berlin EFM 2012 and has already presold to Koch Media Gmbh for Germany, Canana for Mexico, Praesens-Film AG for Switzerland; Cottage Country, starring Malin Akerman and Lucy Punch (Vmi Worldwide); The Frozen Ground, starring Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and Vanessa Hudgens (Voltage Pictures), which has already sold to Brazil (Imagem Filmes Distribuidora Ltda), Italy (Videa - Cde S.P.A.), Japan (Culture Convenience Club Co.,Ltd. / Culture Publishers Company), Netherlands (Independent Films), And Turkey (Calinos Films); Nous York, starring Leila Bekhti and Géraldine Nakache (Pathé International); The Numbers Station, starring John Cusack and Malin Akerman (Content) which was presold over the past year to Sena For Iceland, Pomi International For Indonesia, Content Media Corporation Plc For U.K. And Grandview Castle Entertainment for U.S., Pawn, starring Nikki Reed and Ray Liotta (Red Sea Media) and Summer In February, starring Dominic Cooper and Emily Browning (Speranza13 Media).

Among the 306 films set to make their Market Premieres are The ABCs of Death starring Ingrid Bolsø Berdal and Iván González (Magnolia Pictures (for which Praesens has already acquired Swiss rights, ); Come Out and Play, starring Daniel Gimenez Cacho and Vinessa Shaw (Celsius Entertainment) for which Metrodome has U.K; Ginger and Rosa, starring Christina Hendricks and Elle Fanning (The Match Factory); Here Comes the Devil, starring Francisco Barreiro and Laura Caro (Mpi Media Group) for which Metrodome has U.K.; Kon-Tiki, starring Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen (HanWay Films) which is owned by A Contracorriente for Spain; Quartet, starring Maggie Smith and Michael Gambon, and directed by Dustin Hoffman (HanWay Films) already licensed to Germany – Dcm, Hungary - Ads Service Ltd., Israel - Lev Films (Shani Films), Spain - Vertice Cine, Simon Killer, starring Brady Corbet and Mati Diop (Fortissimo Film) for which IFC has U.S.; and Zaytoun starring Stephen Dorff and Alice Taglioni (Pathé International).

Other Market Premieres include: After, starring Steven Strait and Karolina Wydra (Jinga Films); The Assassins, starring Chow Yun-Fat, Yifei Liu and written by Bin Wang (Easternlight) for which Well Go has U.S. rights; Dan Mirvish's Between Us, starring Melissa George, Julia Stiles, and Taye Diggs (Premiere Entertainment Group Elias Axume's new company) which Premiere will release theatrically; a 10 minute promo of The Body, starring Belén Rueda and Hugo Silva (DeAPlaneta Internacional) which Dark Light Media will release in China; Boxing Day which premiered in Venice, starring Danny Huston and Matthew Jacobs (Independent); The Brass Teapot, starring Juno Temple, Alexis Bledel, and Annette Bening (TF1 International); Fin (The End), starring Maribel Verdu (Film Factory Entertainment) sold to France-Tf1 International, Hong Kong (China)-Intercontinental Films Dist. (Hk) Ltd., Mexico-Cien Films, New Zealand-Vendetta Films; Great Expectations, starring Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes (HanWay Films) sold to Belgium-Paradiso Filmed Entertainment, Germany-Telepool Gmbh, Italy-Videa - Cde S.P.A., Korea (South)-Daisy & Cinergy Entertainment, Poland-Gutek Film Ltd, Russia-Carmen Film Group, Spain-A Contracorriente Films, Switzerland-Pathe Films Ag, United Arab Emirates-Front Row Filmed Entertainment, United Kingdom-Lionsgate Uk Ltd, Usa-Unison Films; Greetings from Tim Buckley, starring Penn Badgley and Imogen Poots (Celluloid Dreams) which Celluloid Dreams will distribute in France; A Late Quartet, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken (WestEnd Films) presold to Australia-Hopscotch, Netherlands-Wild Bunch Benelux, Spain-Savor Ediciones, S.A.; The Reluctant Fundamentalist after its Toronto debut, starring Kate Hudson and Liev Schreiber (K5 International) sold to Vendetta for N.Z.; Revenge for Jolly!, starring Elijah Wood, Ryan Phillippe, and Kristen Wiig (Highland Film Group); Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers, straight out of Tiff 12, starring James Franco, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens (Kinology) sold to Canada-V V S Films, France-Mars Films, Germany-Wild Bunch Germany; Thanks for Sharing, starring Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow and written by Stuart Blumberg (Voltage Pictures) sold to Roadside Attractions for U.S., Germany and Switzerland-Falcom Media, Greece-Strada Films, Italy-Minerva Pictures Group; What Maisie Knew, starring Alexander Skarsgård and Julianne Moore (Fortissimo Film) sold to Millennium for U.S., Germany-Pandastorm Pictures Gmbh, Turkey-Bir Film; and Writers (Tiff 12), starring Greg Kinnear, Logan Lerman, Kristen Bell, Jennifer Connelly, and Lily Collins, (The Solution Entertainment Group).

For Complete Rights Roundup Before, During And After The Major Festivals And Markets, Notify Sydney Levine Via Email Sydney At Sydneysbuzz.
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AFI Fest Announces Galas and Special Screenings; 'Silver Linings,' 'Life of Pi,' 'The Impossible' Among Selections

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AFI Fest Announces Galas and Special Screenings; 'Silver Linings,' 'Life of Pi,' 'The Impossible' Among Selections
AFI Fest 2012 today announced the high-profile films that make up its Centerpiece Galas and Special Screenings lineups. As previously announced, the world premiere of "Hitchcock" will open the festival, while Steven Spielberg's historical epic "Lincoln" will close. The Centerpiece Galas are: Ang Lee's first foray into 3D "Life of Pi"; "On the Road," from Walter Salles; the animated film "Rise of the Guardians"; and Jacques Audiard's Marion Cotillard-starring drama "Rust and Bone." AFI Fest's Special Screenings are: "The Central Park Live"; "Ginger and Rosa," which is attracting a lot of attention for Elle Fanning's acclaimed performance; the gonzo Cannes hit "Holy Motors"; Juan Antonio tsunami epic "The Impossible"; Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut "Quartet"; "Room 237," a buzzed about documentary that delves into theories...
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Seeking an Oscar for Elle Fanning: A24 Acquires 'Ginger & Rosa'

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Seeking an Oscar for Elle Fanning: A24 Acquires 'Ginger & Rosa'
A24 Films has acquired "Ginger & Rosa," Sally Potter's film about a pair of British teen girls whose friendship is tested during the peak of Cold War fears. Elle Fanning's performance as one of the two girls drew rave reviews at both Telluride and Toronto, and A24 is planning a qualifying run in 2012 to make it eligible for potential awards. The film is Potter's sixth feature -- including "Orlando" and "Rage"  -- and one of the first acquired by A24. In it, the two titular characters, Ginger (Fanning) and Rosa (Alice Englert) --
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A24 Acquires Sally Potter’s Coming-of-Age Drama 'Ginger & Rosa'

A24 Acquires Sally Potter’s Coming-of-Age Drama 'Ginger & Rosa'
A24 has snapped up domestic distribution rights to Sally Potter’s drama Ginger & Rosa. The film, which stars Elle Fanning, made its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival, followed by a Toronto International Film Festival screening. Newcomer Alice Englert, Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Timothy Spall, Oliver Platt and Annette Bening round out the cast. Particularly impressed by Fanning’s performance, A24 plans on releasing the film for a qualifying run in 2012 for awards consideration, followed by a theatrical release in early 2013. Photos: Toronto Film Festival Day 7 Ginger & Rosa, which was produced by Christopher Sheppard and

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Ginger & Rosa - review

Sally Potter's film about teenage friendship overshadowed by the Cuban missile crisis, which stars Elle Fanning and Christina Hendricks and premieres at the Toronto film festival, motors along with a gleaming intensity

For a long time, Sally Potter's new film – about teen friendship overshadowed by the Cuban missile crisis – was called Bomb. And it's still possible to detect the thumbprints of ham-fists in this finished product, for all its more palatable title. There's that pre-credits Hiroshima footage, cautioning us not to underestimate the effects of atomic annihilation. There's some marital barneys noisily underscored with political subtext. And there's a very on-the-nose poem penned by our youthful heroine.

But, by and large, Ginger & Rosa is a miracle of wing-clipping, which launches Potter back into the mainstream for the first time since Orlando (1992). After the niche charms of 2004's Yes (iambic pentameter mixed-race romance with Greek chorus) and fashionista mystery
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Ginger and Rosa trailer

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The Guardian have released the trailer for Ginger and Rosa (previously known as Bomb) which is set to debut this evening at the Toronto Film Festival and will also be shown at the London Film Festival in October.

Written and directed by Sally Potter, the film is about two young rebels at the forefront of political, social and sexual change, and is set in London in the early Sixties.

Elle Fanning stars as Ginger and 17 year old Alice Englert as Rosa. They were cast after the producers held an online casting call to find two girls to play the lead roles.

The film also stars Annette Bening, Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Timothy Spall, Oliver Platt and Jodhi May.

Check out the trailer below:

Ginger and Rosa is is released in the UK on 19th October.
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Elle Fanning Rises Up In First Trailer For ‘Ginger and Rosa’ With Christina Hendricks, Annette Bening & More

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With a Toronto premiere set for today, we’ve got our first trailer for a coming-of-age period piece from director Sally Potter (Orlando, The Tango Lesson). Previously titled Bomb, Ginger and Rosa features We Bought a Zoo, Super 8 and Somewhere star Elle Fanning in a major leading role as a girl in 1960s London as she figures out just exactly what she believes in.

I’ve heard slightly mixed things, but this is a solid trailer that looks to give Fanning some much-deserved, seemingly strong material to work with. Backed by a promising ensemble, check out the trailer below via The Guardian for the film also starring Timothy Spall, Alice Englert, Oliver Platt, Jodhi May, Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks and Annette Bening.

Synopsis:

In 1962 London, two teenage girls, best friends since they were toddlers, are driven apart by a scandalous betrayal. Their mothers met in the hospital during childbirth,
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Toronto 2012: Mike Fleming On Fest Films With Highest Wanna-See From Buyers

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Toronto 2012: Mike Fleming On Fest Films With Highest Wanna-See From Buyers
Part I: Toronto 2012: High Optimism As Business Reshaped By Filmmaker-Driven Fare And Shifting Formats Reinvigorates Indie Biz Hot acquisition titles as the Toronto Film Festival kicks off tonight: Imogene – Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini. Cast: Kristen Wiig, Annette Benning, Matt Dillon. Seller: UTA/Voltage. A playwright stages a suicide in an attempt to win back her ex, only to wind up in the custody of her gambling-addict mother. 1st Screening: Friday, September 7, 3 Pm (Ryerson) The Place Beyond The Pines – Director: Derek Cianfrance. Cast: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Rose Byrne. Seller:caa/Wme/Sierra-Affinity. A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime to provide for his wife and child, which puts him up against a cop-turned-politician. 1st Screening: Friday, September 7, 6 Pm (Princess of Wales) Ginger And Rosa – Director-writer: Sally Potter. Cast: Annette Benning, Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Timothy Spall, Oliver Platt. Seller: Cinetic/Match Factory. Set in the 1960′s,
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London Film Festival Line-Up Announced

London Film Festival Line-Up Announced
With festival season in full swing and cineastes around the world in chin-stroking mode, the 56th BFI London Film Festival has thrown its hat in the ring with a kaleidoscope of movie treats, all officially press-launched this morning. The Lff, which runs from October 10-21, will give UK filmgoers the chance to see Ben Affleck's Argo, Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges follow-up Seven Psychopaths, and John Hawkes-starring US indie The Sessions.Doing artistic battle in the inaugural Official Competition with Seven Psychopaths will be Michael Winterbottom’s Everyday, Sally Potter’s Ginger and Rosa Deepa Mehta’s Midnight's Children. With 225 feature films and documentaries, this year continues the Lff's expansion. Under the eye of new festival director, ex-Sydney Film Festival boss Clare Stewart, it's growing out beyond its traditional home in Leicester Square and the BFI South Bank to take in smaller cinemas like the Hackney Picturehouse,
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And Your 2012 Telluride Film Festival Lineup Is ...

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And Your 2012 Telluride Film Festival Lineup Is ...
Unlike its international counterparts, the Telluride Film Festival prefers to operate in secret and does not announce its official lineup until the day before the event. Well, the festivities kick-off tomorrow, so here is your 2012 Telluride program, which features a smattering of Cannes and Venice highlights (Palme d'Or–winner Amour, Rust & Bone, The Iceman), as well as several films (Hyde Park on Hudson, Midnight's Children, Frances Ha) that are due in Toronto next week. The full (surprise!) list below. The Act of Killing, Denmark, directed by Joshua Oppenheimer

Amour, Austria, directed by Michael Haneke

At Any Price, U.S., directed by Ramin Bahrani

The Attack, Lebanon–France, directed by Ziad Doueiri

Barbara, Germany, directed by Christian Petzold

The Central Park Five, U.S., directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon

Everyday, U.K., directed by Michael Winterbottom

Frances Ha, U.S., directed by Noah Baumbach

The Gatekeepers, Israel, directed by Dror Moreh

Ginger and Rosa, England, directed by Sally Potter
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