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Antonio Banderas talks Automata and Hollywood

27 minutes ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

San Sebastian: Spanish star wants to make more films in his home country and says Hollywood no longer exists - “It’s just a brand”.

Antonio Banderas has presented the world premiere of his latest movie Automata at the San Sebastian Film Festival (Sept 19-27) and used the platform to share his thoughts on Hollywood.

The star of Desperado, The Skin I Live In and The Expendables 3 told a press conference at the festival: “I’m looking to come home and make movies here, in Spain.

“Hollywood has ceased to exist as such, and now it is just a brand. I might have that brand on me my whole life, but I want to do more films from my own country. I recognize the talent here and I really believe in my people,”

Automata is the sophomore feature of Gabe Ibáñez, and is a co-production between Spain and Bulgaria. Banderas also produced »

- jsardafr@hotmail.com (Juan Sarda)

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Antonio Banderas wants to focus on Spanish cinema

3 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Antonio Banderas has said he wants to focus on working in Spain.

The actor explained that he wants to help his native film industry, as well as take advantage of the greater diversity of roles it offers him.

"I'm looking to come home and make movies here," Banderas said in San Sebastian after a screening of Gabe Ibanez's sci-fi film Autómata, which he starred in and produced.

"Hollywood has ceased to exist as such, and now it is just a brand. I might have that brand on me my whole life, but I want to do more films from my own country. I recognise the talent here and I really believe in my people," he continued (via The Hollywood Reporter).

"It's true that in Hollywood, I've always had certain limitations because of my accent or ethnicity. I go straight into certain roles. I've been working in Hollywood for 23 years with a certain handicap. »

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San Sebastian Film Review: ‘Automata’

5 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Post-apocalyptic thrillers don’t come cheap, so perhaps there wasn’t enough left over from the “Automata” budget to pay for a decent script doctor. Spanish helmer Gabe Ibanez (“Hierro”) and co-writers Igor Legaretta Gomez and Javier Sanchez Donate pick from “Blade Runner,” “Terminator” and countless other pics in what , yet did the producers — none of them novices — not think to ask: “Does this work?” Set in the near future, when a vastly reduced mankind is assisted by robots that suddenly become self-sufficient, this dystopic mess will get some traction from star Antonio Banderas and indiscriminate sci-fi fans, but exposure is likely to be minimal. It opens Oct. 10 Stateside.

The lure of making a full-blown English-lingo futuristic thriller must have been particularly seductive, and Bulgarian locations, with Nu Boyana’s seasoned studio crew, no doubt allowed costs to stay within reason. The production designer’s vision, however, isn’t enough »

- Jay Weissberg

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San Sebastian: Antonio Banderas Wants to Work More in Spain

21 September 2014 11:34 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Antonio Banderas said he is ready to come back to Spain and help the local film industry and allow himself a greater range of acting roles from what he gets offered in Hollywood. “I’m looking to come home and make movies here,” Banderas told a packed news conference in San Sebastian following the screening of Gabe Ibanez’s Banderas-starring sci-fi film Automata, which the actor produced and is screening in the festival's Official Selection. “Hollywood has ceased to exist as such, and now it is just a brand. I might have that brand on me my whole life, but

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- Pamela Rolfe

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San Sebastian Film Festival Is Ready for Action

18 September 2014 8:13 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

After years of reorganizing and cost cutting, San Sebastian looks ready to show it can keep playing with the big boys. As the curtain lifts on the 62nd San Sebastian International Film Festival, which kicks off Friday in Spain’s northern Basque region, all the pieces are in order for the world’s most important Spanish-language festival: features from world-renowned directors mixed with a bevy of up-and-coming talent and sprinkled with a hefty dose of Latin flavor from South American films vying for a spot in the international market. Denzel Washington, Benecio del Toro, Pedro Almodovar, Antonio Banderas, Viggo

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- Pamela Rolfe

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A Contracorriente Films Acquires ‘Automata,’ Flowers’

18 September 2014 7:22 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid – In the run-up to Spain’s 62nd San Sebastian Festival, which kicks off Friday, Adolfo Blanco’s A Contracorriente Films has taken off the table for Spain one of its biggest draws at this year’s event: Antonio Banderas’ starrer “Automata.”

A Contracorriente Films has also acquired rights to Spain on another main competition contender, Jose Mari Goenaga and Jon Garano’s “Flowers,” an intimist drama with suspense elements.

Also having bought San Sebastian closer “Samba,” A Contracorriente no packs with Golem thebiggest punch of any Spanish distributor at the Festival: Six picks in all, including two of Spain’s four competition entries.

World premiering Sunday in competition at San Sebastian, “Automata” will boast Banderas’ presence, the biggest budget of any new bow at the Festival. “Automata” also marks Banderas bow in the sci-fi genre, and his highest-profile production to date at his Spain-based Green Moon shingle, founded in »

- John Hopewell

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Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are 'Bourne' again. Are they Hollywood's top actor/director pair?

17 September 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

In a development that feels more inevitable than surprising, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are in talks to get back into the Bourne business. The two had sent mixed messages over the years, ever since Jason Bourne disappeared in the murky East River at the end of The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007, with the major roadblock being Damon’s insistence that a reluctant Greenglass direct, while Universal handed the franchise over to writer-turned-director Tony Gilroy. But with Gilroy’s Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, failing to live up to the original three Bourne films at the box office, and Damon’s recent non-Bourne projects, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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San Sebastian Film Fest Spotlights Financially Troubled, Creatively Fired-Up Spanish Biz

16 September 2014 11:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

No film industry in Europe has been harder hit by crisis than Spain’s, yet the level of creativity from local filmmakers and producers is often firing on all cylinders.

Sixteen Spanish films will have their world premieres at San Sebastian, at least one local shingle is forming a joint venture with a Euro counterpart, and directors, though often working on far-reduced budgets, are aiming for a wider audience.

To put the Spanish woes in perspective, a couple of facts: Spain’s central government subsidy fund fell 56% from 2011 to 2014’s €33.7 million ($44.3 million), while average film budgets have plunged 50% to $2 million over the 2009-14 span, per producers’ association Fapae.

Yet, says San Sebastian Festival director Jose Luis Rebordinos, despite the crisis, the industry is “spectacular in creative terms.”

Spain’s surviving producers are also making some bold moves abroad.

Take, for example, Morena Films, one of Spain’s biggest and best-financed shops, »

- John Hopewell

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Top 10 “One Last Job” Scenes

11 September 2014 4:02 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

With November Man out, excitement for Pierce Bosnan’s return to spying is at an all-time high for many James Bond fans. November Man, based on the seventh installment of Bill Granger’s book series called There Are No Spies, is about ex- CIA agent Peter Devereaux (Pierce Bosnan). While living a quiet life in Switzerland, Devereaux is ejected out of retirement for one last mission. Although the concept of the “one last mission/job” is not a new concept for Hollywood, it definitely has its place in cinema history, branching out to a wide range of reasons why our beloved characters are being pulled back into their past lives. From a retiree’s last gig, to the bad-boy-gone-good-and-then-bad-again mission, to the revenge premise, mythology of the ex-professional can surely delight and excite us to champion our heroes for one last fight. Here are scenes from ten incredible “one last job” films, »

- Christopher Clemente

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Final Wave of Programming Announced for Fantastic Fest, Includes The Town That Dreaded Sundown & Horns

11 September 2014 9:17 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In The Town That Dreaded Sundown, a copycat of the Phantom Killer who struck 66 years ago reignites the Moonlight Murders in a small Texas town. And in Horns, a man suspected of killing his girlfriend wakes up to find horns jutting from his forehead, thus bringing a little hell on Earth. These two films are among those joining the 10th anniversary celebration of Austin’s Fantastic Fest.

The Hive, It Follows, Everly, and Open Windows are also included in the recently announced final wave of programming for Fantastic Fest, which takes place September 18th-25th in Austin, Texas. We have the official press release with full details:

Austin, TX – Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - “Fantastic Fest celebrates its 10th Anniversary with its biggest year yet with 80 exciting films including 22 World Premieres, 43 North American & Us Premiere screenings and 38 short films. The final wave includes Horns, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, The Hive, It Follows, »

- Derek Anderson

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Zurich unveils 2014 line-up

11 September 2014 7:42 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

International and documentary competitions include The Skeleton Twins, ‘71 and The Look of Silence. A total of 17 world premieres secured for the festival, which has received a budget boost.

The 10th Zurich Film Festival (Sept 25 – Oct 5) has revealed its full line-up, which comprises 145 features – up from 122 last year – from 29 countries.

Co-director Nadja Schildknecht revealed a rise in budget for the festival as well as growth in anticipated guest numbers.

“This year, we expect some 500 guests (previous year 450) from around the world to accompany their films,” she said.

“And the budget has increased accordingly to CHF6.9m ($7.4m) (previous year CHF6.1m/$6.5m).”

As previously announced, Tate Taylor’s James Brown biopic Get On Up will open the festival on Sept 25. The closing film has yet to be revealed.

International competition

The International Feature Film Competition includes 14 titles, some of which have received critical acclaim at previous festivals such as Yann Demange’s action thriller ‘71, which debuted at the »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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The Final Wave Of Programming For Fantastic Fest 2015 Announced

10 September 2014 5:16 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The tenth annual Fantastic Fest kicks off in Austin TX in just over a week, and we will once again be present to cover the festival. We are excited to announce the final wave of programming as well as many guest appearances including James Gunn, Edgar Wright, Nicolas Winding Refn, and Ti West. This programming wave might be the best yet. Here’s the final list of films being screened this year.

Agfa presents The Astrologer hosted by Nicolas Winding Refn

dir. Craig Denney, 96 min., United States

Filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn hosts a rare screening of this unseen, long-lost exploitation masterpiece, recently rescued and restored by local non-profit The American Genre Film Archive.

 

Automata

United States, 2014

Us Premiere, 110 min

Director – Gabe Ibañez

In the post-nuclear apocalypse there will be robots, and insurance agents played by Antonio Banderas. He’s investigating an insurance claim on a faulty robot that leads to greater discoveries. »

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Fantastic Fest 2014: Final Wave of Films, Events

10 September 2014 1:19 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Please tell me you know about Fantastic Fest. If not, this isn’t the first article you should be reading, it’s the last. Here are the final events and films that will be a part of the greatest film festival known to man.

Austin, TX – Wednesday, September 10, 2014 – Fantastic Fest celebrates its 10th Anniversary with its biggest year yet with 80 exciting films including 22 World Premieres, 43 North American & Us Premiere screenings and 38 short films. The finalwave includes Horns, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, The Hive, It Follows, Everly, Open Windows and guests Joe Lynch, Liv Corfixen & Nicolas Winding Refn, Edgar Wright, Ti West, Nacho Vigalondo, Alfonso Gomez- Rejon, and David Robert Mitchell. Fantastic Fest 2014 takes place September 18-25th in Austin, Texas at the newly reopened Alamo South Lamar and Highball.

We promised that our tenth anniversary was going to be the most deranged yet and I’m proud to say »

- Jeff Bayer

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Fantastic Fest 2014 Final Wave Includes Horns, Everly, Cub, It Follows, Let Us Prey, Shrew's Nest, Housebound, The Hive, and Lots More!

10 September 2014 12:34 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

In 2014 Fantastic Fest celebrates its 10th Anniversary with its biggest year yet, and the final wave includes Horns, The Town that Dreaded Sundown, The Hive, It Follows, Everly, Open Windows, and lots more!

With 80 exciting films including 22 World Premieres, 43 North American and Us Premiere screenings, and 38 short films, Fantastic Fest 2014 is an event you don't want to miss! It takes place September 18-25, 2014, in Austin, Texas at the newly reopened Alamo South Lamar and Highball.

Special guests include Joe Lynch, Liv Corfixen and Nicolas Winding Refn, Edgar Wright, Ti West, Nacho Vigalondo, Alfonso Gomez- Rejon, and David Robert Mitchell.

From the Press Release:

"We promised that our tenth anniversary was going to be the most deranged yet, and I'm proud to say we've delivered on that promise," says festival founder Tim League. "Not only have we compiled our biggest slate of exceptional genre films, but the chaos we've embraced for »

- Debi Moore

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Fantastic Fest Adds New Doc About Nicolas Winding Refn, ‘The Guest,’ 'It Follows,’ Appearances By Edgar Wright, Ti West & More

10 September 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, so a big congrats to that team. The final wave of programming for that festival has now arrived, and highlights include the Antonio Banderas-starring sci-fi film “Automata,” Daniel Radcliffe in “Horns," Peter Strickland’s “The Duke Of Burgundy” (which we just gave a big rave out of Tiff), celebrated Cannes horror "It Follows," Sundance indie thriller "The Guest," the remake of "The Town That Dreaded Sundown," the complete director’s cut of Lars Von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac” (both versions in one film that is a total of 5 hours and 24 minutes long) and "My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn," a documentary about the eccentric filmmaker by Liv Corfixen. Plus the festival has added many guests, including Joe Lynch, Liv Corfixen & Nicolas Winding Refn, Edgar Wright, Ti West, Nacho Vigalondo, Alfonso Gomez- Rejon, and David Robert Mitchell. »

- Edward Davis

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Salma Hayek Actioner ‘Everly,’ ‘Town That Dreaded Sundown,’ ‘It Follows’ Set For Fantastic Fest

10 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Radius-twc’s Salma Hayek action thriller Everly will make its world premiere this month at Fantastic Fest, the genre fest announced today along with its final batch of high profile titles and filmmaker guests. Joining the Joe Lynch-directed pic in Austin will be Blumhouse and MGM/Orion’s horror remake The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Radius-twc’s Cannes horror pick-up It Follows, Picturehouse’s The Guest, and Dimension/Radius’ Daniel Radcliffe starrer Horns.

Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn will moderate the world premiere of David Yarovesky’s The Hive, while Nicolas Winding Refn will host a screening of recently restored The Astrologer and appear in his wife Liv Corfixen’s My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn, a documentary filmed during the making of Only God Forgives. Director Edgar Wright is also heading to Austin as a juror in the Next Wave film category. The annual festival »

- Jen Yamato

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Sitges 2014: Antonio Banderas, Automata, Spring, When Animals Dream, And More

9 September 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

It's mere weeks until the most beautiful corner of Catalunya plays host to hoards of genre film fans (myself included). The latest news from the Sitges Festival announces that Antonio Banderas will receive the Grand Honourary Award for his lifetime achievement in film. Banderas will also be presenting his latest film, Automata, directed by Gabe Ibáñez.Also announced for the Official Fantastic Selection are Goodnight Mommy, currently receiving rave reviews out of Venice; Spring, by Twitch favourites Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead (currently enjoying its world premiere at Tiff); Leigh Janek's decidedly creepy Honeymoon and two incredible films that made waves at Cannes, When Animals Dream by Jonas Alexander Arnby and Alleluia by Fabrice du Welz. Rounding out the official selection announcement are some titles I've...

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Chastain, Banderas, Mortensen, Coster-Waldau, Almodovar Join Washington, Del Toro at San Sebastian

5 September 2014 5:21 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid – A bullish star quotient – Denzel Washington, Benicio del Toro, Antonio Banderas, John Malkovich, Pedro Almodovar, Viggo Mortensen, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessica Chastain, Josh Hutcherson, Omar Sy, Ricardo Darin, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Leonardo Sbaraglia – is expected at Spain’s 62nd San Sebastian Festival.

The highest-profile event in the Spanish-speaking world, San Sebastian Festival is celebrated for its powerful Spanish-world art film line-up and new-talent focus. But it has never disdained glam: Stars – Hollywood, Spanish and French – receive a rapturous welcome from the city’s townsfolk, especially when they arrive at the festival’s mainstay Maria Cristina Hotel.

Star presence also plays off San Sebastian’s policy of attempting to snag European premieres of Toronto bows.

Washington and Del Toro will receive career-achievement Donostia Awards. Washington, accompanied by Antoine Fuqua, will also present the European premiere of Sony’s “The Equalizer,” which opens the Festival on Sept.19.

Del Toro also closes Fest »

- John Hopewell

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Boyhood wins top Fipresci critics award

5 September 2014 4:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Richard Linklater’s 12-year project beats Ida, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Winter Sleep.

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood has been named the best film of the past year by the members of the International Federation of Film Critics, Fipresci.

The poll for the Fipresci Grand Prix 2014 - Best Film of the Year gathered votes from 553 members throughout the world.

In the first phase, participants nominated feature-length films that received their world premiere no earlier than July 1, 2013. This led to a final round between the four finalists: Boyhood by Richard Linklater, Ida by Pawel Pawlikowski, The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson, and Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.

This is the first Linklater has won the prize, which has previously gone to Michael Haneke, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jafar Panahi, Pedro Almodóvar, Jean-Luc Godard and Nuri Bilge Ceylan, among others, since its establishment in 1999.

Boyhood will have a special screening at the San Sebastián Film Festival on Sept »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Venice: Steven Okazaki Directing Doc on Legendary Japanese Actor Toshiro Mifune

30 August 2014 9:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Prominent Japanese/American director Steven Okazaki is set to shoot “Mifune: Last Samurai,” a high-profile feature docu on Toshiro Mifune, the most prominent actor of Japan’s golden age of cinema.

Mifune made nearly 170 movies, 16 of which with Akira Kurosawa. He won the best actor award twice at Venice, in 1961 for “Yojimbo,” and in 1965 for “Red Beard,” both directed by Kurosawa.

Principal photography will start in Tokyo on September 19, with other locations including Los Angeles and San Francisco.

“Last Samurai” will feature rare archive footage and interviews with key Japanese actors and filmmakers who worked with Mifune such as Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyoko Kagawa, Yuzo Kayama, and others.

“I’m particularly excited about filming Kanzo Uni, who choreographed many of Mifune fight scenes,” Okazaki enthused. “His claim to fame is that he was killed by Mifune more times than anyone, around one hundred and fifty times, four times in one movie. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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