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Cannes Film Festival President Iris Knobloch Says Her Parents, Holocaust Survivors, Taught Her About the ‘Power of Cinema’ - variety.com - France - Los Angeles - Germany
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22.05.2024 / 13:51

Cannes Film Festival President Iris Knobloch Says Her Parents, Holocaust Survivors, Taught Her About the ‘Power of Cinema’

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Cannes Film Festival president Iris Knobloch said she learned about the “power of cinema to carry messages, liberate speech and accomplish a duty of remembrance” from her parents, who are Holocaust survivors. Speaking at the Kering Women in Motion Talks at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday, the Munich-born Knobloch said her parents took her to the movie theater several times a week.

‘Anatomy of a Fall’ Actor Camille Rutherford, ‘Raw’ Star Garance Marillier Lead Marianne Metivier’s Feature Debut ‘The Splendour of Life’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Canada - Philippines - county Rutherford
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22.05.2024 / 09:27

‘Anatomy of a Fall’ Actor Camille Rutherford, ‘Raw’ Star Garance Marillier Lead Marianne Metivier’s Feature Debut ‘The Splendour of Life’ (EXCLUSIVE)

The Splendour of Life” (“Une splendeur de vivre”) is set to start principal photography at locations across Canada and the Philippines, the producers revealed at the Cannes Film Festival. The ensemble cast includes Camille Rutherford (“Anatomy of a Fall”), Garance Marillier (“Raw”), Sue Prado (“Your Mother’s Son”), Kyrie Samodio (“Hito”) and Amaryllis Tremblay (“Genesis”). Set against a lush countryside backdrop, Marie (Rutherford) questions her relationship, while Noée (Marillier) grieves her father.

Conflict, Cuts And Identity Crises: How Film Festivals Are Navigating Choppy Waters - deadline.com - USA - Berlin - city Odessa - city Busan
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22.05.2024 / 07:11

Conflict, Cuts And Identity Crises: How Film Festivals Are Navigating Choppy Waters

Rarely in recent decades has the festival circuit been as disrupted as it has in the past 12 months. A confluence of local and global issues — from war to inflation, political unrest to societal shifts — have created a perfect storm for many of these vital cultural platforms, leading to funding shortfalls, staff losses, major PR headaches and in some cases cancellation. Amid shifts in consumer and industry behavior, there are also broader existential questions being asked about the role and potency of festivals.

Brazil’s Projeto Paradiso, France’s Centre des Écritures Cinématographiques Team on Trans-Atlantic Filmmaker Residency (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - Brazil
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21.05.2024 / 13:53

Brazil’s Projeto Paradiso, France’s Centre des Écritures Cinématographiques Team on Trans-Atlantic Filmmaker Residency (EXCLUSIVE)

Jamie Lang Announced from this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Projeto Paradiso – a Brazilian private foundation that supports local film and TV professionals – is teaming with the Centre des Écritures Cinématographiques (CECI) – an artistic cultural center in Moulin d’Andé, France – on a new screenwriting residency for Brazilian filmmakers. The initiative, part of the Projeto Paradiso Residencies Program, has also received support from the French Embassy in Brazil.

Criterion and Janus Films Sell to Indian Paintbrush Founder Steven Rales - variety.com - USA - India
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21.05.2024 / 02:13

Criterion and Janus Films Sell to Indian Paintbrush Founder Steven Rales

Katcy Stephan Indian Paintbrush founder Steven Rales has purchased Criterion and Janus Films. The mission and leadership of the companies will not change following the private transaction.

Sideshow, Janus Films Buy Payal Kapadia’s Cannes Competition Entry ‘All We Imagine as Light’ for North America (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - USA - Italy - India - Netherlands - Japan - Poland - Luxembourg
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20.05.2024 / 17:05

Sideshow, Janus Films Buy Payal Kapadia’s Cannes Competition Entry ‘All We Imagine as Light’ for North America (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Sideshow and Janus films (“Drive My Car”) have acquired all North American rights to Payal Kapadia‘s “All We Imagine as Light,” the first Indian film to screen in official competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 30 years. The movie will world premiere on Thursday, May 23. It’s also one of only four films in the Competition directed by a woman.

Logical Pictures President Frédéric Fiore Talks Landmark Cannes For French Group & Fund Plans - deadline.com - France
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20.05.2024 / 11:49

Logical Pictures President Frédéric Fiore Talks Landmark Cannes For French Group & Fund Plans

French film finance, production and distribution group Logical Pictures is out in force in Cannes this year with connections to 11 films, including Competition titles Emilia Perez, Limonov and Parthenope.

Seattle International Film Festival Awards Top Honors to ‘Sing Sing,’ ‘Gloria!’ - variety.com - USA - Seattle
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19.05.2024 / 20:07

Seattle International Film Festival Awards Top Honors to ‘Sing Sing,’ ‘Gloria!’

Lexi Carson The 50th Annual Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) wrapped up on Sunday and announced the winners of the 2024 Golden Space Needle Audience and Juried Competition Awards. The festival began on May 9 and screened 261 films representing 84 countries with “62% of the feature films were created by first or second-time filmmakers; 43% were created by women or nonbinary filmmakers; 35% of filmmakers identify as a BIPOC director; and nearly 60% are currently without U.S. distribution and may not screen commercially in the United States,” according to SIFF.

UFO Nabs French Distribution for Directors’ Fortnight Player ‘Gazer’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - USA - New Jersey
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19.05.2024 / 16:23

UFO Nabs French Distribution for Directors’ Fortnight Player ‘Gazer’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Jamie Lang French distribution company UFO has secured the rights to American filmmaker Ryan J. Sloan’s New psychological thriller “Gazer,” which will world premiere at this year’s Directors’ Fortnight on May 22. Set in New Jersey and starring Sloan’s partner Ariella Mastroianni, “Gazer” is the story of a young mother with a rare degenerative brain condition called dyschronometria.

Films Boutique Sells Mohammad Rasoulof’s ‘The Seed of the Sacred Fig’ to Multiple Territories (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - France - Sweden - Italy - India - Norway - Austria - Germany - Portugal - Switzerland - Denmark - Greece - Iran - Poland - Berlin - Turkey - Hungary - city Tehran - Taiwan - city Sana
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19.05.2024 / 07:45

Films Boutique Sells Mohammad Rasoulof’s ‘The Seed of the Sacred Fig’ to Multiple Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

Leo Barraclough International Features Editor Berlin-based sales agency Films Boutique has closed the first international sales for Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof’s “The Seed of the Sacred Fig,” ahead of its world premiere on Friday in the Competition section of the Cannes Film Festival. The film has been acquired in Italy by BiM Distribuzione and Lucky Red, Benelux by September Film Distribution, Spain by Bteam Pictures, Greece by Ama Films, Hungary by Cirko Film, Norway by Selmer Media, Portugal by Leopardo Filmes, Taiwan by Hooray Films and Turkey by Bir Film.

Fundamental Films’ Mark Gao Talks New Strategy For Buying, Producing & Co-Productions: “China Market Is Just Looking For Something New” - deadline.com - France - China - city Shanghai - city Taipei
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18.05.2024 / 06:53

Fundamental Films’ Mark Gao Talks New Strategy For Buying, Producing & Co-Productions: “China Market Is Just Looking For Something New”

Fundamental Films chairman Mark Gao and his CEO Ivy Hua are in Cannes to reconnect with the international industry as part of the Shanghai-based company’s return to international acquisitions and production. 

Bill Nighy, Noah Jupe, George MacKay & Matt Smith To Star In Pablo Trapero’s English-Language Film Debut ‘& Sons’ From Oscar Winner Sarah Polley’s Script — Cannes Market Hot Project - deadline.com - USA - Argentina
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17.05.2024 / 19:55

Bill Nighy, Noah Jupe, George MacKay & Matt Smith To Star In Pablo Trapero’s English-Language Film Debut ‘& Sons’ From Oscar Winner Sarah Polley’s Script — Cannes Market Hot Project

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar nominee Bill Nighy (Living), Indie Spirit nominee Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place I & II), BAFTA nominee George MacKay (1917) and BAFTA nominee Matt Smith (The Crown) are set to star in acclaimed Argentinian filmmaker Pablo Trapero’s (El Clan) English-language movie debut & Sons, which is being scripted by Oscar winner Sarah Polley (Women Talking).

Mediawan CEO Pierre-Antoine Capton Celebrated With Variety’s Intl. Visionary Award at Cannes Event - variety.com - France - Germany - city Hugo
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17.05.2024 / 13:19

Mediawan CEO Pierre-Antoine Capton Celebrated With Variety’s Intl. Visionary Award at Cannes Event

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Reflecting the breadth of Mediawan CEO Pierre-Antoine Capton‘s vast network and friendships, an impressive roster of film industry players flocked to celebrate him as he received Variety‘s International Visionary Award at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday. Attendees included CAA’s co-chairman and CEO Bryan Lourd, who said a few words about Capton on stage, as well as AGC Studios’ Stuart Ford, SPC’s Tom Bernard, Netflix’s Larry Tanz and Pauline Dauvin, and Mediawan executives including Elisabeth d’Arvieu and Justine Planchon.

Logical Pictures Launches Africa Venture, Creates Investment Fund to Spur Fast-Growing Market (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France
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17.05.2024 / 10:51

Logical Pictures Launches Africa Venture, Creates Investment Fund to Spur Fast-Growing Market (EXCLUSIVE)

Christopher Vourlias Logical Pictures is launching a new Africa venture that will see the production, financing and distribution outfit expand its global footprint into the fast-growing African market. According to the group’s head, Frédéric Fiore, the move will help position Logical Pictures as the preferred financing partner on the continent for the international industry and the leading production company of African content with global ambitions.

‘Maxton Hall – The World Between Us’ Renewed For Season 2 By Amazon After German Series Breaks Prime Video Viewing Records - deadline.com - Australia - Britain - Spain - France - Brazil - Mexico - Canada - South Africa - Germany - city Ufa
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17.05.2024 / 10:51

‘Maxton Hall – The World Between Us’ Renewed For Season 2 By Amazon After German Series Breaks Prime Video Viewing Records

Prime Video’s German series Maxton Hall – The World Between Us has been handed a swift recommission after becoming the streamer’s most-watched international show of all time in its first week.

France’s Les Films du Losange Acquires Raymond Depardon’s Banner Palmeraie et Desert (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France
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15.05.2024 / 15:55

France’s Les Films du Losange Acquires Raymond Depardon’s Banner Palmeraie et Desert (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent France’s Les Films du Losange, the iconic distribution company owned by producer Charles Gillibert (“Annette”), has acquired Palmeraie et Desert,” the production company founded by celebrated filmmaker Raymond Depardon. Les Films du Losange, which was bought by Gillibert from longtime manager Margaret Menegoz in 2021, has been dedicated to preserving and promoting cinematic heritage since its inception.

Jason Statham Teams With ‘Plane’ Director Jean-Francois Richet & MadRiver For Action-Thriller ‘Mutiny’, Lionsgate Pre-Buys North America Before Veterans Launches Hot Project At Cannes Market - deadline.com - Britain - Spain - France - USA - Italy - Austria - Germany - Japan
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10.05.2024 / 19:59

Jason Statham Teams With ‘Plane’ Director Jean-Francois Richet & MadRiver For Action-Thriller ‘Mutiny’, Lionsgate Pre-Buys North America Before Veterans Launches Hot Project At Cannes Market

EXCLUSIVE: Ahead of the Cannes market, Lionsgate has taken North American rights off the table on one of the bigger-budget new packages that’ll be on sale next week: that’s action-thriller Mutiny, which will star action evergreen Jason Statham (Fast & Furious) and be directed by Jean-François Richet (Plane).

Sam Claflin, Rupert Friend To Star In Thunder Road’s WWII Action-Thriller ‘Perdition’ From Writer-Director Henry Dunham; Mister Smith Launching International Sales At Cannes - deadline.com - USA - Belgium - city Asteroid
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10.05.2024 / 15:01

Sam Claflin, Rupert Friend To Star In Thunder Road’s WWII Action-Thriller ‘Perdition’ From Writer-Director Henry Dunham; Mister Smith Launching International Sales At Cannes

Sam Claflin and Rupert Friend will star in Thunder Road Pictures’ World War II action-thriller Perdition. Written and directed by Henry Dunham, principal photography is set for the fall.

‘Menace’: Isabel May Starring In Horror Feature From Image Nation Abu Dhabi & Spooky Pictures; AGC International On Sales – Cannes Market - deadline.com - city Abu Dhabi - USA - Canada
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10.05.2024 / 12:29

‘Menace’: Isabel May Starring In Horror Feature From Image Nation Abu Dhabi & Spooky Pictures; AGC International On Sales – Cannes Market

Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Roy Lee and Steven Schneider’s genre label Spooky Pictures have set the third feature under their multi-picture slate deal with sci-fi horror Menace. Directed by Randall Okita (See For Me), the film stars Isabel May (1883) who also serves as an executive producer via her banner Una Vaca Productions.

Venice Film Festival to Honor Peter Weir With Golden Lion for Career Achievement - variety.com - Australia - USA - city Venice
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09.05.2024 / 10:05

Venice Film Festival to Honor Peter Weir With Golden Lion for Career Achievement

Nick Vivarelli International Correspondent The Venice Film Festival will honor Australian director and screenwriter Peter Weir – whose body of work comprises “Dead Poets Society,” “The Truman Show,” and “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” – with its 2024 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. “With a total of only thirteen movies directed over the course of forty years, Peter Weir has secured a place in the firmament of the great directors of modern cinema,” Venice artistic director Alberto Barbera said in a statement.

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