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Cannes: Challenges Still Keep Content From Traveling to and From China

Challenges still remain when it comes to buying, distributing and producing content that can travel between China and the West, attendees of a panel organized by the Shanghai Intl. Film Festival on the sidelines of Cannes said. Cai Gongming, president of Road Pictures, has hit box office gold in China with Cannes art-house titles such […]
Tags: Asia, Global, News, Cannes Film Festival, China, Frant Gwo, Shanghai International Film Festival

Diao Yinan on Cannes Pic ‘Wild Goose Lake’: ‘I Try to Portray the Opposite of a Utopia’

In competition in Cannes with “Wild Goose Lake,” director Diao Yinan explained Sunday why he’s fascinated by dark crime thrillers – and why his new film features dialogue in China’s Wuhan dialect. “Such thrillers are not only an exercise in style; they’re also full of dramatic tension, and when you combine style with dramatic tension, […]
Tags: Asia, Global, News, Cannes Film Festival, China, Diao Yinan, Hu Ge, Wild Goose Lake

Cannes: Robert Pattinson, Shailene Woodley Attend Starry Vanity Fair Party

It’s true what they say about Batman being a loner. On Saturday night, Robert Pattinson made his first public appearance since being cast as the new Dark Knight at this year’s Vanity Fair Party at the Cannes Film Festival. But while all the other A-list guests mingled and worked the crowd at the restaurant of […]
Tags: News, Cannes Film Festival, Miles Teller, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Pattinson

FilmSharks Scores Intl. Sales-Remake Rights for Fernando Spiner’s ‘Immortal’

Guido Rud’s Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks International has acquired global sales and remake rights to renowned Latin American genre director Fernando Spiner’s latest feature “Immortal,” which participated in this year’s Blood Window Showcase at the Cannes Film Market. Included in the deal, FilmSharks also picked up Spiner’s sci-fi catalog which includes “Sleepwalker” and “Adiós querida luna.” […]
Tags: Festivals, Global, Markets & Festivals, News, Cannes Film Festival, FilmSharks International

On two wheels, ‘The Climb’ rides through Cannes as a hit

CANNES, France (AP) — One of the breakouts at the Cannes Film Festival is a comedy about a male friendship that developed over many years and hundreds of miles on their bikes. Michael Angelo Covino’s “The Climb” has been one of the most acclaimed American films in Cannes, even though it’s just Covino’s first feature. […]
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Japan’s Toei Animation Teams With Saudi’s Manga Productions on ‘The Journey’

In an industry-building effort for Saudi Arabia, new Saudi animation studio Manga Productions has teamed up with Japan’s Toei Animation on a $10 million to $15 million animation feature titled “The Journey,” an epic based on Saudi folklore to be directed by Shizuno Kobun, whose credits include “Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle.”  Manga […]
Tags: Global, News, Cannes Film Festival, Manga Productions, Saudi Arabia, Toei Animation

Rosie Day, Harriet Sanson Harris, Natalia Tena Set For Juanma Bajo Ulloa’s Thriller ‘Baby’ (EXCLUSIVE)

CANNES– Rosie Day (“Outlander”), Harriet Sanson Harris (“Phantom Thread”) and Natalia Tena (“Game of Thrones”) will star in Spaniard Juanma Bajo Ulloa’s psychological thriller “Baby,” Variety has learned exclusively. The project will be pitched on May 19 at Fantastic 7, a new Cannes initiative seeing seven of the world’s most prestigious fantastic festivals back and […]
Tags: Global, News, Cannes Film Festival

New Horizons’ Polish Days Goes to Cannes With Five Films in Progress

CANNES  —  Buoyed by a wave of international successes, including Pawel Pawlikowski’s 2019 foreign-language Oscar nominee “Cold War,” Polish cinema will get a fitting showcase Sunday morning with the presentation of five new projects at New Horizons’ Polish Days Goes to Cannes. Organized in conjunction with the Polish Film Institute, Polish Days is the most important […]
Tags: Festivals, Global, News, Spotlight, Cannes Film Festival, Polish Days Goes to Cannes

Coala to Pitch ‘Bob Spit: We Do Not Like People’ at Cannes, Annecy Animation Day

São Paulo-based Coala Filmes impressed in the series competition at last year’s Annecy Intl. Film Festival with an episode of their popular stop-motion series “Angeli the Killer,” based on the famous comics of the Brazilian comic-book writer of the same name. This year, the film’s director Cesar Cabral and producer Ivan Melo are participating in […]
Tags: Festivals, Global, News, Spotlight, Cannes Film Festival, Coala Filmes

Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich’s $100 Million Film Fund Launches

CANNES  —  Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich’s $100 million private film fund Kinoprime is ready for business, the fund’s CEO, Anton Malyshev, said in Cannes this week. Financed to the tune of $100 million over the next three years, the fund can provide up to 50% of a film’s production budget, with a $2 million cap […]
Tags: Festivals, Global, News, Cannes Film Festival, Roman Abramovich

Russia’s Fedor Bondarchuk Unveils Four New Films in Cannes

CANNES  —  Russian director Fedor Bondarchuk introduced four new productions from his Art Pictures Studio Saturday in Cannes, including “Attraction 2,” the sequel to his 2017 sci-fi blockbuster. The invitation-only showcase at the Gray d’Albion hotel also unveiled footage from three new features that Bondarchuk is either directing or producing. Sci-fi thriller “Sputnik” is the story […]
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Cannes: 1091 Media Takes North American Rights to Creationism Doc (EXCLUSIVE)

1091 Media, formerly known as The Orchard, has taken North American rights to “We Believe in Dinosaurs,” a documentary about creationism and America’s troubled relationship with science. The film from Clayton Brown and Monica Long Ross will be released in North America on video on demand in the fall. Shot over the course of four […]
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Great Point Invests in U.K. Indie Producer Seven Seas (EXCLUSIVE)

U.K.-based Great Point has bought into Seven Seas Films, the British indie producer that recently teamed with BBC Studios for a drama series about the final months of Marilyn Monroe. Great Point has a new “enterprise investment scheme” fund, Great Point Ventures, and is primed to invest in several more film and TV producers in […]
Tags: Global, News, Cannes Film Festival, Great Point Media, Seven Seas Films

Italian Horror Auteur Pupi Avati’s ’Il Signor Diavolo’ Selling From Wide (EXCLUSIVE)

Loic Magneron’s Paris-based Wide has acquired international sales rights to “Il Signor Diavolo,” the latest — and 40th — feature from Italian horror icon Pupi Avati. Avati is best-known for 1976’s “The House With Laughing Windows” and 1983’s “Zeder,” which crowned him as a master of Italian giallo horror-thriller cinema. Starring Gabriel Lo Giudice and […]
Tags: Festivals, Global, News, Cannes Film Festival, Il Signor Diavalo, Pupi Avati, Wide

U.S. Companies Haven’t Given Up on Foreign Films

Tom Quinn, the founder of the indie studio Neon, thought that Netflix was making a big mistake. After seeing “Okja,” Bong Joon-ho’s eccentric creature feature, he believed passionately that the the offbeat visuals and ambitious story of girl’s bond with a super pig needed to be seen on the big screen. So began a six-month […]
Tags: Markets & Festivals, News, Cannes Film Festival, Les Miserables, Parasite

Jessica Hausner on Her Cannes Title ‘Little Joe’: ‘It’s Not a Comforting Genre Film’

Austrian director Jessica Hausner’s “Little Joe” had its premiere in competition at Cannes on Friday, with Variety describing the film as an “artfully unnerving horror movie” that’s an “‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ for the age of antidepressants.” Emily Beecham and Ben Whishaw star in the film about a genetically engineered plant that scatters its […]
Tags: Global, News, Cannes Film Festival, Jessica Hausner, Little Joe

Cannes Film Business is Buoyant — If Films Are Made for a Price

“The dead don’t die,” Constantin CEO Martin Moszkowicz joked on Thursday afternoon on Cannes’ Grand Hotel terrace, one of the Cannes Film Festival’s favorite industry haunts. Moszkowicz wasn’t just quoting the title of Jim Jarmusch’s Festival Cannes opening movie, a zombie film set in small-town America. He was also implying that there are more movies […]
Tags: News, Cannes Film Festival, Down Under Cover, Moonfall

Stars goes glam at Cannes Film Festival

The stars are in the South of France for the glamorous Cannes International Film Festival, which runs May 14 to May 25.            [Author: USA TODAY]

Cannes Shorts Competition Filmmaker Dekel Berenson Sets Feature Debut (EXCLUSIVE)

Writer-director Dekel Berenson has set his first feature, “Adva.” Berenson is at Cannes with “Anna,” which is garnering buzz and plays in the Short Film Competition at the festival. “Adva” will go into production next April. The film is about a Adva, a 19-year-old woman in Tel Aviv who works as a drill instructor in […]
Tags: Festivals, Global, News, Blue Shadows Films, Cannes Film Festival, Dekel Berenson

Harvey Keitel’s ‘Live Fast, Die Laughing’ Picked Up Internationally by Odin’s Eye (EXCLUSIVE)

Sydney-based sales agent Odin’s Eye has picked up international rights to Harvey Keitel-starring action feature “Live Fast, Die Laughing.” The film is directed by Timothy Linh Bui (“Green Dragon, Powder Blue”) and produced by Los Angeles-based Convergence Entertainment. Scripted by Tim Tori (“Dragon Eyes,” “Hysteria”), the film is the story of a broke taxi driver […]
Tags: Asia, Global, News, Cannes Film Festival, Francesca Eastwood, Harvey Keitel, Live Fast Die Laughing, Odin's Eye

Cannes and Shanghai Film Festivals Bridge Cultural Differences

Director of Cannes’ Marche du Film Jerome Paillard highlighted a need for better mutual understanding to bridge the cultural differences between France and China at a press conference organized by the Shanghai International Film Festival on the sidelines of the market. “The truth is that the exchange between China and the rest of the world […]
Tags: Asia, Global, News, Cannes Film Festival, Shanghai Film Festival

‘Game of Thrones’: Cannes Power Players Scramble to Watch the Finale

Chloë Sevigny may have starred in HBO’s “Big Love,” but her association with the premium cable channel isn’t strong enough to help her out of a jam. She’s desperate to watch the series finale of “Game of Thrones” while she’s at this year’s Cannes Film Festival to promote Jim Jarmusch’s “The Dead Don’t Die.” “What […]
Tags: Markets & Festivals, News, Cannes Film Festival, Game of Thrones

‘When Money Moves In, Women Are Pushed Out,’ Says USC’s Stacy Smith in Cannes

At a Variety-Kering Women in Motion talk Saturday about women’s progress in the film industry, USC Annenberg professor Stacy L. Smith said 2018 was a strong year for gender parity in films, with 40% of movies led or co-led by females. But at the Majestic Hotel talk moderated by Variety editor-in-chief Claudia Eller, Smith said […]
Tags: News, Cannes Film Festival, Kering Women in Motion, Michael Barker, Stacy Smith

Abortion Rights Demonstration on Red Carpet of Cannes Film Festival

The documentary depicts Argentina's battle to legalize abortion
Tags: Uncategorized, Abortion, Cannes, Cannes Film Festival, Onetime

Doha Film Institute Steps Up Documentaries and TV Series Grants

The Doha Film Institute, which is at Cannes as a co-financier of Elia Suleiman’s competition entry “It Must Be Heaven,” has announced the 37 projects receiving its Spring Grants, roughly half of them to be directed by women. The latest batch of mostly Arabic fare set to tap into support from the DFI, a key […]
Tags: Global, Markets & Festivals, News, Cannes Film Festival, Doha Film Institute, Qumra

‘Star Wars’ Team on Creating Chewbacca, Wookiee Noises in ‘The Art of Cinematic Sound’

“I knew the sound was part of the foundation of what the movie was going to be,” George Lucas explains in this exclusive clip from Midge Costin’s “Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound.” Ben Burtt, sound designer on “Star Wars,” goes on to explain how the team originally created the legendary sounds used for […]
Tags: Global, News, Cannes Film Festival, George Lucas, Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound, Star Wars

Polish Party Brings Out Top Industry Talents in Cannes

Radoslaw Śmigulski(left), general director of the Polish Film Institute, hosted Friday’s Polish Party at Plage du Goéland in Cannes, where the guests included Marche du Film director Jérôme Paillard. “It was a pleasure to host great filmmakers and film industry representatives at the Polish Party in Cannes, which was one of the many events promoting the talents, locations […]
Tags: Festivals, Global, News, Cannes Film Festival, Polish Film Institute

Cannes: ‘The Woodcutter Story’ Wins Critics’ Week’s Next Step Award

Finnish poet-turned-filmmaker Mikko Myllylahti’s feature debut, “The Woodcutter Story,” won Cannes’ Critics’ Week inaugural Next Step award, part of a program aimed at helping the directors of the 10 shorts playing in the sidebar to make their feature debut. “The Woodcutter Story,” which is being developed by the production banner Aamu Film Company, unfolds in […]
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Claude Lelouch’s Cannes-Bound ‘The Best Years of a Life’ Trailer Debuts (EXCLUSIVE)

Palme d’Or winning director Claude Lelouch has unveiled the trailer for his latest film “The Best Years of A Life,” which will world premiere in the out-of-competition section at the Cannes Film Festival. Sold by Other Angle, the movie marks Lelouch’s follow-up film to “A Man and A Woman,” the 1966 romantic drama which won […]
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MUBI, in Cannes With ‘Port Authority,’ Steps Up Production Activity (EXCLUSIVE)

Streaming service MUBI — whose first production, transgender love story “Port Authority” from first-time director Danielle Lessovitz, is in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard — is stepping up film production activity. It now has plans for a 10-picture slate, including a film from French director Rachel Lang. MUBI has boarded Lang’s “Mon Legionnaire,” her follow-up to […]
Tags: News, Global, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Mubi, Port Authority, LANG, Efe Cakarel, Danielle Lessovitz, Cannes With ` Port Authority, Rachel Lang MUBI, Mon Legionnaire

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