Posts Tagged ‘international’

TALENT: ‘The Dance of Memory’ Entrances Auds At Guadalajara

March 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

GUADALAJARA — Shot in Mexican helmer-scribe’s Gabriela Dominguez Ruvalcaba’s native Chiapas, as well as Puebla, Baja and Durango, “La danza del hipocampo” (The Dance of Memory) is a mesmerizing exploration of the mysteries of memory. Docu- essay has been playing to packed screenings in Guadalajara. Dominguez’s previous work with experimental videodanza shorts informs the docu,... Read more

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Andrea Arnold Tapped Jury President of Critics Week’s Grand Prize

March 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

PARIS– British director Andrea Arnold has been tapped jury president of Critics Week’s Grand Prize. Arnold will preside over a jury comprising four international journalists. The Grand Prize will be awarded to one of the seven feature films playing in competition. Topped by Charles Tesson, Critics’ Week is a sidebar running alongside Cannes Intl. Film... Read more

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Beijing Festival Unveils Starry Jury for Deja-Vu Competition

March 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The BJIFF has put together a festival of festivals-type competition selection.

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Italo Auteur Marco Bellocchio Appointed Cineteca Di Bologna Prexy

March 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

ROME – Italo auteur Marco Bellocchio has been appointed president of Italy’s Cineteca di Bologna, the prominent film archives known globally as a prime film preservation entity and also for its annual Il Cinema Ritrovato fest dedicated to revival and retrospective programming. Bellocchio’s vast body of work, which spans from 1965 “Fists in the Pocket,”... Read more

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J.J. Connolly to Adapt Wilbur Smith’s ‘Birds of Prey’ for Corona, FremantleMedia

March 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Corona Pictures and FremantleMedia Intl. have confirmed that author and screenwriter J.J. Connolly is lined up to write the TV adaption of the first three novels of Wilbur Smith’s Courtney series. The adaptation, “Birds of Prey,” will mark the first time that a Wilbur Smith novel has been made for TV. Connolly, best... Read more

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Film Review: ‘Queen’

March 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Breakout star Kangana Ranaut plays a jilted bride on a voyage of self-discovery.

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Film Review: ‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya’

March 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Isao Takahata's retelling of the oldest recorded Japanese narrative is a visionary tour de force.

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‘Gods,’ ‘San Andreas’ Set to Start in Australia

March 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Production got underway in Australia on Thursday on “Gods of Egypt,” Summit Entertainment’s period fantasy actioner.

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Korean ‘Star’ Shines in China’s Political, Online Firmaments

March 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

HONG KONG – A South Korean TV drama “My Love From The Star” (literal translation ‘You Who Came From The Stars’) has become a knockout hit in China. And despite its whimsical plot and slick, inoffensive presentation it has sparked a string of controversies along the way. The show features Kim Soo-hyun as an alien... Read more

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Johnny Depp Takes ‘Transcendence’ Trip To China

March 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

HONG KONG – Johnny Depp is scheduled to make a promotional visit to China at the end of the month. It is believed to be his first business trip to the country. He will visit the Chinese capital Beijing for two days to promote “Transcendence,” which has backing from Warner Bros., Alcon Entertainment and U.S.-Chinese... Read more

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