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  • Int'l Star You Should Know: Fumi Nikaido

    EARLY START Born in 1994 in Naha, Okinawa, Fumi Nikaido got off to an early start in show business, appearing in her first TV drama, "Juken no kamisama," in 2007, and her first theatrically released feature film, actor-director Koji Yakusho's family...
  • Film Review: 'A Fuller Life'

    Sam Fuller's daughter Samantha made a wise decision to utilize passages from her father's autobiography as the soundtrack for her documentary "A Fuller Life." Read aloud and with great feeling by actors and directors who admired and worked with him, these...
  • Venice Film Fest Chef Would Rather Discover Gems Than Spin Premiere Roulette

    Venice Film Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera is steering clear of tensions festering on the fall fest circuit. Namely, the cinematic cold war between the Toronto and Telluride festivals, which escalated after Toronto organizers announced they...
  • Beta to Represent 'Labyrinth of Lies,' 'Tour De Force,' 'Farewell Party' at Toronto Fest

    LONDON -- Munich-based Beta Cinema has picked up international sales duties on three Toronto Film Festival entries, Giulio Ricciarelli's post-war drama "Labyrinth of Lies," Christian Zuepert's tragi-comic road movie "Tour De Force," and dark comedy...
  • Venice Fest To Fete Frances McDormand With Persol Award

    ROME - The Venice Film Festival will fete Frances McDormand with its Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award. McDormand will receive the nod during a ceremony on September 1, following the out-of-competition screening on the Lido of Lisa Cholodenko-...
  • Pix Starring Al Pacino, Michael Keaton, Kevin Kline to Play at Zurich Fest

    LONDON -- The 10th Zurich Film Festival has unveiled its first Gala Premieres, which include David Gordon Green's drama "Manglehorn" and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's tragicomedy "Birdman." Other films among the Gala Premieres are Israel Horovitz's...
  • Venice Film Festival To Fete James Franco As Innovator

    The Venice Film Festival will honor James Franco with its Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker award dedicated to a personality who has made an original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema. Franco will pick up his nod on September 5...
  • Radiant Films Takes 'Hungry Hearts' World Rights (Exclusive)

    Mimi Steinbauer's Radiant Films International has acquired world rights outside Italy to Italian director Saverio Costanzo's Brooklyn-set drama "Hungry Hearts," which stars Adam Driver and hot Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher ("I Am Love") as a couple...
  • SXSW Audience Winner 'Before I Disappear' Picked Up for North American Distribution

    IFC Films has acquired North American rights to "Before I Disappear," five months after the drama won the audience award for best narrative feature at South by Southwest. Shawn Christensen directed from his own screenplay and stars with Fatima Ptacek,...
  • Larry Clark's 'The Smell of Us' to World Premiere in Venice

    LONDON -- Larry Clark's Paris skateboarders pic "The Smell of Us" will have its world premiere in Venice Days, an independent sidebar running during the Venice Film Festival. The pic, which stars Michael Pitt, Alex Martin and Niseem Theillaud, is "the...
  • Robert Drew, Documentarian Who Fathered Cinema Verite, Dies at 90

    Robert L. Drew, a documentary filmmaker and the father of American cinéma vérité, died today at his home in Sharon, Connecticut. He was 90. In the early 1960s, Drew and his associates pioneered a kind of filmmaking that's now a staple of the...