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  • Venice Film Fest Critics' Week Unveils Lineup Of Nine Promising First Works

    ROME -- The Venice Film Festival's 29th Critics' Week has unveiled its lineup of nine first works, including eight world preems, featuring fresh pics from Europe, China, Vietnam, Iran, and Palestine. Just like last year, the U.S. is absent. The...
  • Cannes-Winner 'Winter Sleep' To Represent Turkey at Oscars

    HONG KONG - Turkey has selected Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Winter Sleep" as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Award race. The film was the Palme d'Or winner at the Cannes film festival in May. News of the selection was announced on Twitter by...
  • In war-torn Ukraine, a film festival as tonic

    In war-torn Ukraine, a film festival as tonic
    In early May, this picturesque city on the Black Sea suffered a surprising, gruesome tragedy. Forty-eight people were killed when Ukrainian nationalists and pro-Russian separatists faced off in a bloody street fight that culminated in a fire at a trade-...
  • Anurag Kashyap's 'Gangs of Wasseypur' to get Cinelicious Release

    HONG KONG - New specialty distributor Cinelicious Pics has picked up North American rights to "Gangs of Wasseypur," the contemporary crime epic by Indian auteur Anurag Kashyap. The two part film premiered in Cannes in 2012 in the festival's Directors'...
  • Brad Pitt's response to red-carpet prank epitomizes his appeal

    Brad Pitt's response to red-carpet prank epitomizes his appeal
    Leave it to Brad Pitt to parlay a bizarre red-carpet scuffle into a PR victory. Days after the A-list actor was accosted at the Hollywood premiere of partner Angelina Jolie's movie "Maleficent" by the notorious Vitalii Sediuk, Pitt issued a stern...
  • Almodovar, Leigh petition Putin on jailed Ukrainian Oleg Sentsov

    Almodovar, Leigh petition Putin on jailed Ukrainian Oleg Sentsov
    A who’s who of European directors have signed a letter to Vladimir Putin and Russian leaders seeking justice for Oleg Sentsov, the Ukarainian filmmaker who was arrested by Russian authorities on May 11 and is believed held in a Moscow prison. Pedro...
  • Joseph Losey's restored 'Accident' high on shock value

     Joseph Losey's restored 'Accident' high on shock value
    Based on a Nicholas Mosley novel adapted by Harold Pinter early in his screenwriting career (after a decade as a playwright), Joseph Losey's "Accident" shared the Grand Prize at the 1967 Cannes Film Festival. The film was restored by the British Film...
  • 'Black Orpheus' to become a Broadway musical

    'Black Orpheus' to become a Broadway musical
    The movie "Black Orpheus," which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1959 and an Academy Award for foreign-language film, will become a Broadway musical under the creative guidance of George C. Wolfe and playwright Lynn Nottage....
  • CBS Films Buys Cannes Labor Union Movie 'Pride'

    CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to the British dramedy "Pride" two months after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. It's planning an awards season push with a Sept. 19 launch. Chares Gant called the film an "irresistible crowdpleaser" in his...
  • Q&A: Wild Bunch's Vincent Maraval Discusses 'Welcome To New York"s Game-Changing Experiment

    PARIS- Cannes Film Festival did not find room for Abel Ferrara's "Welcome to New York," a fictional narrative based on Dominique Strauss-Kahn' sex scandal, in its official selection but that didn't keep the movie from making a large impact on VOD, scoring...
  • Il Cinema Ritrovato: Cinematic Treasures Lost and Found, Back on the Bigscreen

    A large crowd queues impatiently outside the cinema and, when the doors open, rushes in. In an instant, every available seat is taken. Toward the back of the auditorium, a dispute breaks out between two passholders over who was there first. It's a...