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Agustina San Martin Talks Cannes Special Mention Winner ‘Monster God’

CANNES – An exploration of the ramifications of God, “Monster God,” from Argentina’s Agustina San Martín, took a Special Mention – an effective runner’s up prize – on Saturday night at this year’s Cannes Film Festival short film competition. It’s not difficult to see why, especially when jury president Claire Denis own films’ power resists […]
Tags: Festivals, Global, Markets & Festivals, News, Agustina San Martin, Cannes Film Festival


Cannes Film Review: ‘The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão’

A “tropical melodrama” is how the marketing materials bill “The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão.” If that sounds about the most high-camp subgenre ever devised, Karim Aïnouz’s ravishing period saga lives up to the description — high emotion articulated with utmost sincerity and heady stylistic excess, all in the perspiring environs of midcentury Rio de […]
Tags: Reviews, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Cannes film festival, Karim Ainouz, The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao


Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe’s The Lighthouse’ Wins Cannes Critics’ Award

Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse,” with Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, won the Cannes Film Festival critics’ award for best first or second feature in Directors’ Fortnight and Critics’ Week, one of the first prizes for which “The Lighthouse” has been eligible at Cannes. The award was announced Saturday in Cannes by the Intl. Federation of […]
Tags: News, Global, Robert Pattinson, Festivals, Cannes film festival, Elia Suleiman, FIPRESCI, Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse


Cannes Market Claims Record Visitor Numbers

The Cannes Market, the Cannes Film Festival’s commercial wing, says that its 2019 edition welcomed a record number of participants. It reported 12,527 attendees. The largest group by nationality was from the U.S. with 2,264 participants, followed by France with 1,943 participants, and the U.K. 1,145. Comparable figures for 2018 were not available. The number […]
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Cannes Film Review: ‘Sibyl’

How often do we see a movie psychotherapist who’s actually good at their job? Genre film is peppered with on-screen couch doctors whose unorthodox methods or blatant non-professionalism keep the story rolling, whether they’re falling in love with clients or going steadily mad themselves. Played with smart, subtle verve by Virginie Efira, the title character […]
Tags: Reviews, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Cannes film festival, Sibyl, Justine Triet


Wary Theater Rivalry Between London and New York Gives Way to a Boom in Crossovers

Give or take a little tectonic shift, the distance between London and New York still stands at 3,465 miles. Arguably, though, the two theater capitals have never been closer. It’s not just the nine productions playing in duplicate in both locations — believed to be the most ever — with three more expected in the […]
Tags: Global, Ink, Features, Network, The ferryman, Power of Broadway


Women in Animation, Les Femmes s’Animent Announce World Summit Lineup

  CANNES–Women in Animation (WIA) and Les Femmes s’Animent (LFA) have announced the program lineup and initial list of speakers for the third Women in Animation World Summit, which will take place June 10 in conjunction with the Annecy Intl. Animation Festival and Mifa. The summit will feature a day-long symposium of panels and discussions […]
Tags: Festivals, Global, Markets & Festivals, News, Les Femmes s'Animent, Women in Animation


Michael Portillo Making ‘The Trouble With the Tory Party’ For Viacom’s Channel 5

On the day that British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation plans, a prominent former politician has unveiled a two-part documentary about the troubles faced by her Conservative party. Michael Portillo is a former senior Conservative politician and leadership candidate. As the starting gun is sounded on a fresh leadership race, his documentary “Portillo: […]
Tags: Global, News, Channel 5, Theresa May, Viacom


International TV Newswire: Nick News, Apple Adds Starzplay, Globo Keeps Warner Bros.

This week’s International TV Newswire sees Nickelodeon’s influence grow in Mexico, Navratilova host a trans-athlete debate for the BBC, Globo and Warner Bros. extend in Brazil, Apple pick up Starzplay and HBO profile a polemical Spanish soccer legend. Nickelodeon Signs Mexican Influencer Nickelodeon Latin America has signed an exclusive global representation deal with popular Mexican […]
Tags: Global, News, Globo, Warner Bros. International Television Distribution


SF Studios Acquires Nordic Rights to Ruben Östlund’s ‘Triangle of Sadness’

SF Studios has acquired the Nordic distribution rights to Ruben Östlund’s “Triangle of Sadness,” the Swedish filmmaker’s follow up to the Palme d’Or winning “The Swquare.” A contemporary satire taking place in the world of fashion, “Triangle of Sadness” is set on a luxury yacht and ends up on a deserted island where hierarchies are […]
Tags: Global, News, Ruben Ostlund, SF Studios


Fox’s Hit Spanish Drama ‘Locked Up’ Gets Spinoff, Launching 2020

Fox Network Groups in Spain and Globomedia, the Barcelona-based parent company of production house The Mediapro Studio, have announced a spinoff to Mediapro’s flagship Catalan series “Vis a Vis” (“Locked Up”). Set to air on Fox networks in 2020, “Vis a Vis: El Oasis” will close the circle on narratives from the original series, bringing […]
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Fox’s Hit Spanish Drama ‘Locked Up’ Gets Spin-Off, Launching 2020

Fox Network Groups in Spain and Globomedia, the Barcelona-based parent company of production house The Mediapro Studio, have announced a spinoff to Mediapro’s flagship Catalan series “Vis a Vis” (“Locked Up”). Set to air on Fox networks in 2020, “Vis a Vis: El Oasis” will close the circle on narratives from the original series, bringing […]
Tags: Global, News, Globomedia, Vis a Vis


‘Peaky Blinders’ Scribe Bringing Special Forces Story ‘SAS: Rogue Heroes’ to TV

Steven Knight is adapting “SAS: Rogue Heroes,” bringing the story of the elite British special forces unit to TV. Knight has enjoyed enormous success with his series “Peaky Blinders,” and also penned “Taboo” and the feature films “Locke” and “Eastern Promises.” His SAS series will be based on Ben Macintyre’s best-selling non-fiction book “SAS: Rogue […]
Tags: Global, News, Endemol Shine, Kudos, Peaky Blinders, Steven Knight


British Prime Minister Theresa May Announces Resignation

British Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed she will step down as Conservative leader on June 7. She set the timetable for her resignation, Friday. It paves the way for a contest to decide on a new U.K. Prime Minister. She will remain as Prime Minister until a new leader is in position. The Prime […]
Tags: Global, News, Brexit, Donald Trump, Theresa May


Narendra Modi Wins New Mandate in Indian Election and Divides the Film Industry

India has returned the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance coalition to power for a second term, with a huge mandate. In doing so, it polarized the film industry. The NDA won 351 seats out of a total of 542. The biggest democratic exercise in the world, more than 600 million Indians voted across six weeks. […]
Tags: Asia, Global, News, Karan Johar, Narendra Modi, Ranbir Kapoor, Smriti Irani


‘Riviera’ With Julia Stiles Renewed for Season 3 at Sky

Sky has ordered a third season of “Riviera” with filming starting this fall. Julia Stiles will return as Georgina Clios and the action is set to move from France’s Cote d’Azur to an international stage. Stiles will also exec produce the new season, which was announced soon after season two launched on U.K. pay-TV platform […]
Tags: Global, News, Julia Stiles, Riviera, Sky


Cannes Film Review: ‘Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo’

A simple but somehow atypical shot opens Abdellatif Kechiche’s new film: a serene closeup of a young woman’s face, as seen through the camera lens of Amir, a budding photographer still finding his perspective. Her expression is ambiguously tranquil, her long hair lightly rustled by a humid breeze, all softly lit by a sinking afternoon […]
Tags: Festivals, Global, Markets & Festivals, Reviews, Abdellatif Kechiche, Cannes Film Festival, Mektoub My Love: Intermezzo


Waitrose Pours ‘W’ Wines You Have Never Heard Of

Waitrose & Partners is introducing a new range of nine private brand wines celebrating lesser-known grape varieties. The ‘W’ range, which launches in-store and online from June 17th, will introduce an experimental range of wines from different regions and countries including Sardinia, Austria and Chile. A survey by the grocer shows that the most familiar grape varieties in the UK are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon (which I am sure is true for most western countries), as they ...
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Cannes: China’s ‘Summer of Changsha’ Debuts Without Censorship Approval

Chinese crime drama “Summer of Changsha” screened at the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section despite lacking the necessary approvals from China’s censors. It premiered without its director or creative team in attendance, who blamed “technical reasons” for their absence — marking the third time that Chinese censorship appears to have caused […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Changsha, Zu Feng, Summer of Changsha


‘Gentleman Jack’ Renewed for Season 2 at BBC, HBO

“Gentleman Jack” will return to TV screens on both sides of the Atlantic after the BBC and HBO ordered a second season of the period drama. The series is based on a true story and stars Suranne Jones as Anne Lister, a lesbian, and the proprietor of her family’s coal mines. She has to walk […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Global, Bbc, Atlantic, Jack, Suranne Jones, BBC HBO, Anne Lister, Gentleman Jack


Tony Dibbin leaves Gold ahead of upcoming station changes

Gold’s breakfast show presenter Tony Dibbin is leaving the station after 10 years on the programme. Staff were told of the changes today and Tony will host his last show on Friday morning (24th May). Weekend presenter David Andrews will cover the show ‘for the next few weeks’ ahead of further changes expected to be announced by Global. Tony started his radio career at The Wave in Swansea in 1995 then moved to Atlantic 252 in the late 90s. He then worked at a number of radio stations includin...
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Louise Courvoisier’s ‘Mano a Mano’ Wins Cannes Cinefondation Selection Top Prize

CANNES–“Mano a Mano,” by Louise Courvoisier of France’s CinéFabrique, won the first prize Thursday at the 22nd Cinéfondation Selection,the Cannes Film Festival’s top film school shorts awards. The prize was awarded by a jury headed by French director Claire Denis (“Beau Travail”). The jury also included French actress Stacy Martin (“Godard mon amour”); Israeli writer-director Eran […]
Tags: News, France, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Cinefondation, Eran, Claire Denis, Stacy Martin, Beau Travail, Louise Courvoisier, Cannes Cinefondation Selection Top Prize, CinéFabrique


‘An Easy Girl’ Wins Cannes Directors’ Fortnight French-language Movie Prize

CANNES  —  One of France’s most highly-regarded young women filmmakers, Rebecca Zlotowski, has won the Directors’ Fortnight prize for best French-language movie for “An Easy Girl,” a sensual coming of age tale set on France’s Cote d’Azur. From reviews published to date, “An Easy Girl” marks a return to form for Zlotowski after the disappointment […]
Tags: News, France, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Directors Fortnight, Rebecca Zlotowski, Zlotowski


Cannes: Infotainment China Media Snaps Up “Misanthrope”

Chinese sales and distribution company Infotainment China Media has bought the China rights to “Misanthrope,” the new serial killer thriller starring Shailene Woodley, from FilmNation Entertainment at Cannes. Woodley (“Big Little Lies”, the “Divergent” franchise”) will play a cop recruited by the FBI to hunt down a murderer. Damian Szifron (“Wild Tales”) and Jonathan Wakeham […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Fbi, Shailene Woodley, Armando Iannucci, Filmnation Entertainment, Cannes, Damian Szifron, Infotainment China Media, Cannes Woodley, Jonathan Wakeham


Malcom McLaren’s Son Joe Corré Preps ‘Wake Up Punk’ Feature Doc (EXCLUSIVE)

Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s son Joe Corré has voiced his opposition to a Sex Pistols feature film in the works, and is about to launch his own project, “Wake Up Punk.” The feature documentary will follow events after his decision to burn punk memorabilia worth millions of pounds. John Lydon has already tweeted that […]
Tags: News, Global, Vivienne Westwood, Sex Pistols, Malcom McLaren, Malcolm McLaren, John Lydon, Joe Corre


‘Alice and the Mayor’ Wins Cannes Directors’ Fortnight Biggest Prize

CANNES  —  French political drama“Alice and the Mayor” has won Cannes Directors’ Fortnight biggest prize this year, the Europa Cinemas Label award, given to the best European film in the section. Written and directed by France’s Nicolas Parisier, and his second feature after his debut, political thriller “The Great Game,” marked him out as a […]
Tags: News, France, Global, Festivals, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Alice, Directors Fortnight, Cannes Directors, Nicolas Parisier


BBC Studios Names Anna Cronin Digital Content Director (EXCLUSIVE)

Anna Cronin has been upped to director of digital content at BBC Studios, a new role at the production and distribution arm of the U.K. pubcaster. The position is within BBC Studios’ content partnerships division, which oversees the company’s programming and IP partnerships. Cronin will work with U.K. and international partners, and notably those in […]
Tags: News, Global, Bbc Studios, U K, Cronin, Mark Linsey, BBC Studios Names Anna Cronin Digital, Anna Cronin


HBO Europe, The Mediapro Studio, Lacoproductora Team On Comedy Series ‘Whatever’

MADRID — HBO Europe is adding to its growing Spanish slate with “Por H o por B,” a comedy series original produced by Globomedia, part of TV giant The Mediapro Studio and new Madrid-based company Lacoproductora. Written and directed by Manuela Burló Moreno, the 10-episode half-hour takes the characters from her Goya-nominated short film “Pipas,” […]
Tags: News, Global, Madrid, Goya, HBO Europe, Globomedia, The Mediapro Studio, Mediapro Studio, Lacoproductora Written, Manuela Burló Moreno


Zombie Comedy ‘Zomboat!’ Sets Sail for ITV and Hulu

The zombie apocalypse is coming to the U.K. and will be seen on British and U.S. TV after ITV and Hulu greenlit “Zomboat!” The upcoming comedy will star Leah Brotherhead (“White Gold”), Hamza Jeetooa (“Doctor Who”), Ryan McKen (“White Dragon”), and Cara Theobold (“Downton Abbey”). It will bow on the ITV2 channel this fall and […]
Tags: News, Global, Itv, Hulu, U S Tv, Cara Theobold, Zomboat, Leah Brotherhead, Hamza Jeetooa, Ryan McKen


Chelo Loureiro, Emilio Aragón Team on Animated ‘Valentina’ (EXCLUSIVE)

CANNES – Spanish producer-turned director Chelo Loureiro of Galicia’s Ábano Producións has teamed with Spanish multi-hyphenate Emilio Aragón at Caribe Music to produce the upcoming animated feature “Valentina.” Valentina turns on a girl who is tired of having Down syndrome, and believes it to be the reason she’ll never be a trapeze artist. But Valentina’s […]
Tags: News, Global, Spotlight, Galicia, Festivals, Cannes, Valentina, Emilio Aragón, Chelo Loureiro Emilio Aragón Team, Chelo Loureiro, Caribe Music