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Watch: First Trailer For 'Three Hearts' With Charlotte Gainsbourg & Chiara Mastroianni Playing Venice & Tiff

10 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Benoît Jacquot is a festival veteran, last doing the rounds with 2012's costume drama "Farewell, My Queen." Now he's back with a more contemporary tale, riffing on an old theme, while rounding some exciting talent to tell his story. The film is called "Three Hearts," and with screenings at Venice and Tiff coming up soon, the first trailer has dropped. Benoît Poelvoorde, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve star in the film, which Jacquot co-wrote and directed, about a love triangle that develops between a man and two sisters. After Marc has a fling in small town France with Sylvie, he meets Sophie, falls deeply in love, and marries her. The twist? Sophie and Sylvie are close siblings, and when all is revealed, the drama cranks up a few notches. Intriguing stuff, with a great cast to take it on, so we'll keep an eye out. Watch the trailer below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Tiff Trailer: 'Samba' Starring Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg & Tahar Rahim

11 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A few years back, all anyone could talk about at the arthouse was "The Intouchables." It was the third most watched film in France in 2011, sitting at number one at the box office there for ten weeks. And not only was it a hit in its home country, but it traveled abroad widely, earning a grand total of $444.7 million worldwide and scooping up awards, while The Weinstein Company snapped up the remake rights. And now writer/directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano are back with a followup. "Samba" brings together the attractive cast of "The Intouchables" star Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tahar Rahim and Izïa Higelin to tell the story of the relationship that develops between an undocumented immigrant looking to get his legal working papers and a burned out executive. So, perhaps a bit of social commentary and a dose of romance to go with it? Sure looks like it. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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English-Subtitled Trailer for French Romantic-Drama 'Samba' Starring Omar Sy

28 August 2014 11:46 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Amongst the 39th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival's closing night gala selection, is "Samba" - a reteaming of Omar Sy with his "Intouchables" directors, Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. Based on the trailer below, the film presents a dramatic turn for the often comedic Monsieur Sy, in a drama he of course stars in, alongside Charlotte GainsbourgTahar Rahim and Izya Higelin.  Sy stars as Samba Cissé, a Malian migrant living in France, who earns a living washing dishes in the back kitchen of a fancy hotel - not quite what he hoped for himself on arriving in the country. Things worsen when a »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Watch: 3 Graphic, Very Nsfw Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut'

28 August 2014 11:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In case you thought Lars von Trier was done cheerfully provoking audiences via his two part opus "Nymphomaniac," guess again. The enfant terrible still has a director's cut up his sleeve, and after unveiling Volume I at the Berlin Film Festival (our review), he's hitting the Venice Film Festival with Volume II. As a bonus, the fest will will be the first place where both versions will be seen together. But if you can't be there, here's three graphic clips hinting at said director's cut. Warning: these clips are very Nsfw. In the first, Charlotte Gainsbourg's sex addicted Joe visits a psychologist who has to sign off on her request for an abortion, and the meeting does not go well. In the next, we catch up with her during a therapy session, where a fellow nymphomaniac shares her tale of attempting to overdose on sex in the hopes of trying to cure her desires. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Hot Trailer: Omar Sy As ‘Samba’ In ‘Intouchables’ Helmers’ Latest

28 August 2014 8:31 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano reteamed with their Intouchables breakout star Omar Sy for the upcoming Samba. Their highly-anticipated follow-up to the $426M-grossing 2012 sensation (no pressure, guys) will have its world premiere in Toronto as a Gala presentation. Sy plays the eponymous character who migrated to France from Senegal 10 years prior. Ever since, he’s been plugging away at various low-paying jobs and trying to secure proper work papers. Charlotte Gainsbourg plays Alice, a burnt-out exec who’s trying to get her life back on track.  Fate ultimately draws them together on a new path to happiness. Tahar Rahim also stars. Sy has been straddling Hollywood and French projects since Intouchables. He featured in X-Men: Days Of Future Past and appeared in Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo. His next studio picture will be Jurassic World. Gaumont is releasing Samba in France on October 15. There is no U.S. distributor yet, »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Omar Sy Takes a Dramatic-Romantic Turn in First Trailer for 'Samba'

26 August 2014 2:10 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Amongst the 39th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival's closing night gala selection, is "Samba" - a reteaming of Omar Sy with his "Intouchables" directors, Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. Based on the trailer below, the film presents a dramatic turn for the often comedic Monsieur Sy, in a drama he of course stars in, alongside Charlotte GainsbourgTahar Rahim and Izya Higelin.  Sy stars as Samba Cissé, a Malian migrant living in France, who earns a living washing dishes in the back kitchen of a fancy hotel - not quite what he hoped for himself on arriving in the country. Things worsen when a »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Cineart reveals ownership changes

26 August 2014 5:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Leading Benelux distributor Cineart has announced details of a change in its ownership structure and confirmed new acquisitions.

The company, founded by Eliane DuBois who died last summer, is now jointly controlled by Stephan De Potter in Belgium and Marc Smit in the Netherlands. The two have bought out the shares owned by DuBois’ son, Hichame Alaouie, who will remain as an ‘honorary participant’ on the Cineart board.

Next year marks the 40th anniversary of Cineart.

The company is continuing to ramp up its VOD activities. Through Twin Pics, its joint venture with music distributor Pias, Cineart is an iTunes aggregator.

The company has also snapped up François Ozon’s new feature Une Nouvelle Amie. The drama, starring Romain Duris and set to screen at Toronto next month, is sold by Films Distribution

Cineart will also handle the Dardenne brothers’ next project, which is at script stage.

The company is also releasing Benoit Jacquot’s latest feature »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Samba to close San Sebastian

22 August 2014 3:50 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Intouchables directors follow-up drama stars Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Tahar Rahim

French relationship drama Samba, from directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, is to recieve its European premiere as the closing film of the San Sebastian Film Festival (Sept 19-27).

It marks the first film from Nakache and Toledano since Intouchables (Untouchable), which world premiered as the closing film of San Sebastian in 2011 and went on to score international success, grossing nearly $427m in worldwide box office.

The film reunites the directing duo with Intouchables star Omar Sy, who plays alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac) and Tahar Rahim (A Prophet).

Sy plays Samba, an immigrant who has plugged away at lowly jobs over a decade in France. Alice (Gainsbourg) is a senior exec who has recently undergone a burnout.

He’ll do whatever it takes to get working papers, while she tries to get her life back on track by volunteering with an association. As both struggle »

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

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Nyff 2014. Main Slate

19 August 2014 5:16 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Opening Night – World Premiere

Gone Girl

David Fincher, USA, 2014, Dcp, 150m

David Fincher’s film version of Gillian Flynn’s phenomenally successful best seller (adapted by the author) is one wild cinematic ride, a perfectly cast and intensely compressed portrait of a recession-era marriage contained within a devastating depiction of celebrity/media culture, shifting gears as smoothly as a Maserati 250F. Ben Affleck is Nick Dunne, whose wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) goes missing on the day of their fifth anniversary. Neil Patrick Harris is Amy’s old boyfriend Desi, Carrie Coon (who played Honey in Tracy Letts’s acclaimed production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) is Nick’s sister Margo, Kim Dickens (TremeFriday Night Lights) is Detective Rhonda Boney, and Tyler Perry is Nick’s superstar lawyer Tanner Bolt. At once a grand panoramic vision of middle America, a uniquely disturbing exploration of the fault lines in a marriage, »

- Notebook

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"Nymphomaniac": Get Comfortable, It'll Be Awhile

15 August 2014 6:50 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Lars von Trier is known as an imaginative and divisive and contentious director, so it should come as no surprise that he wrote and directed a four-hour opus about nymphomania that borders on the pornographic. But, as star Charlotte Gainsbourg is eager to point out, Nymphomania is not pornography because none of the actors were filmed having sex. They merely simulated it. And simulated it very well, because, as Stacy Martin (who plays Gainsbourg’s younger self) says, while she knows she never had sex with Shia LeBeouf, the scenes are so believable that she feels like she really did.



- John Keith

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Gaumont Powers Up Toronto’s Biggest French-Language Slate

13 August 2014 11:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– Gaumont will be out in force at Toronto Intl. Film Festival with a record five French-language films selected in major sections.

The French studio will host the world premiere of this year’s hotly anticipated Gallic movies, Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache’s “Samba” and Cedric Jimenez’s “The Connection” slotted for a Gala unspooling.

An uplifting dramedy weaving friendship and romance, “Samba” marks Toledano and Nakache’s follow up to smash hit “The Intouchables.” The helmer duo reteamed with their star, Omar Sy, who plays a recent immigrant to France who bonds with a tormented social worker (Charlotte Gainsbourg).

Based on a true story, “The Connection” (“La French”), directed by Jimenez, chronicles the six-year battle waged by a French magistrate, played by Oscar winner Jean Dujardin (“The Artist”), to bring down Marseilles’ French connection drug ring.

Both “Samba” and “The Connection” have pre-sold in key territories. “The Connection »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Kristen Wiig and Adam Sandler have late additions to the 2014 Toronto Film Festival

12 August 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Toronto International Film Festival announced more selections Tuesday for the upcoming 2014 edition of the annual awards season kick-off. The majority of the festival's program was announced last month, but this group includes intriguing world premieres from notable directors such as Todd McCarthy ("The Cobbler") and Gina Prince-Bythewood ("Beyond the Lights"). A number of the titles revealed have screened at other festivals including the underrated "Infinitely Polar Bear" and "Laggies" from Sundance as well as Cannes players "Two Days, One Night," "The Search" and "Clouds of Sils Maria." And yes, the presence of "Sils Maria," which is a favorite of this particular writer, means Kristen Stewart will likely hit one of the festival's many red carpets. As you'd expect for Toronto, the world premieres feature some big names including Josh Hutcherson and Benicio Del Toro in "Escobar: Paradise Lost," Jean Dujardin in "The Connection (La French)," Dustin Hoffman in "Boychoir, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Adam Sandler, Kristen Wiig, and Arnold Schwarzenegger bring films to Toronto

12 August 2014 9:03 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The 2014 Toronto Film Festival, which begins Sept. 4, added seven Galas and 17 Special Presentations to its lineup, including a semi-serious Adam Sandler project from Tom McCarthy, the director of The Station Agent and The Visitor. In The Cobbler, Sandler plays a man who has the unique ability to walk in his customers’ shoes. The movie features Dustin Hoffman, who also stars in Boychoir, François Girard’s tale of an orphan’s steep learning curve at a prestigious music school. In Welcome to Me, Kristen Wiig plays a mentally unstable woman who wins the lottery and decides to sink her winnings into a talk show. »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) Adds More Premieres

12 August 2014 7:51 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Expect to see a bevy of stars on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival this September. Today, more Gala and Special Presentation titles were announced, with some star-studded projects in the mix. Now, Escobar: Paradise Lost, starring Benicio del Toro as the infamous drug lord, will have its world premiere at Tiff, as will The Forger, with John Travolta, Christopher Plummer and Tye Sheridan.

Other promising projects newly announced to be screening at Tiff are Win Win director Thomas McCarthy’s The Cobbler, which finds Adam Sandler taking on a rare dramatic role; Clouds of Sils Maria, which stars Juliette Binoche as an aging actress who confronts the young starlet (Chloe Grace Moretz) taking on the role that made her famous decades earlier; and Gemma Bovery, starring Gemma Arterton as the sensual object of a French food critic’s affection. Check out the full list of new »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Toronto Beefs Up Premieres; Expect Arnold, Travolta, Adam Sandler, Dujardin, Neil Young, Binoche On Red Carpet

12 August 2014 7:29 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The 39th Toronto International Film Festival added another seven Galas and 17 Special Presentations to its September fest lineup running September 4 to 14. Here are the newcomers:


Boychoir François Girard, USA World Premiere

An orphaned 12-year-old boy is sent to prestigious music school where he struggles to join an elite group of world-class singers. No one expects this rebellious loner to succeed, least of all the school’s relentlessly-tough conductor who wages a battle of wills to bring out the boy’s extraordinary musical gift. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Josh Lucas, Kevin McHale, Eddie Izzard, Debra Winger and Garrett Wareing.

The Connection (La French) Cédric Jimenez, France/Belgium World Premiere

Marseille, 1975. Pierre Michel, a young police magistrate with a wife and children, has just been transferred to help crack down on the city’s organized crime. He decides to take on the French Connection, a Mafia-run operation that exports heroin all over the world. »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Toronto Film Festival Adds Sandler’s ‘Cobbler,’ Wiig’s ‘Welcome to Me,’ Schwarzenegger’s ‘Maggie’ and More

12 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold Schwarzenegger among the two-dozen titles joining the Gala and Special Presentations programs.

Contemporary World Cinema adds 51 (22 world preems), City to City shines the spotlight on Seoul with eight pics (two world preems), and Wavelengths delivers 46 titles, including 13 features.

Gala world preems “Boychoir,” which marks the return of Quebec helmer Francois Girard (“Silk”) to the big screen and stars Hoffman as the tough conductor of a world-class music school, as well as Italian multi-hyphenate Andrea Di Stefano’s feature bow “Escobar: Paradise Lost,” starring del Toro as the notorious Colombian drug lord.

Philip Martin’s “The Forger,” starring Travolta and Christopher Plummer in a tale of an artistically gifted petty thief who must aid his ailing father in one last job, »

- Jennie Punter

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UniFrance Courts Exhibition Sector, Youth, E.U.(Exclusive)

10 August 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Locarno –Designing a brace of novel industry initiatives that may well be taken on board by other major international film powers, Gallic promotion org UniFrance Films is forging ahead with new industry alliances.

Banner focuses feature novel exhibition link-ups, a play for young target groups, a presence in key and underserved markets and a constant lobby presence in Brussels, tne seat of the E.U.’s all-powerful Commission.

Delivered at the Locarno Festival by Jean-Paul Salome and Isabelle Giordano, UniFrance president and managing director, the drill-down on UniFrance policy comes as Luc Besson’s “Lucy” powers toward $100 million Stateside and France accounts for 13 of the 50 movies playing Locarno’s main three sections – a reminder of France’s central position in both mainstream and arthouse filmmaking in Europe.

Agnes Varda, Juliette Binoche and Jean-Pierre Leaud receive Locarno awards.

“What we’re really pleased about is the diversity of the French presence, »

- John Hopewell

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Initial lineup for Fantastic Fest 2014 announced

6 August 2014 1:54 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

We’re nearing September, which means we’re getting close to Alamo Drafthouse’s 10th annual Fantastic Fest. The film festival held in Austin, Texas is one of the most interesting and exciting fests around. Catering to hardcore cinephiles with a little bit of an interest in the strange, Fantastic Fest features a bevy of some of the best new horror films, indie thrillers, dark comedies, and low-budget sci-fi. Last year some of the best films included at the fest were Afflicted, Borgman, Jodorowsky’s Dune, The Sacrament, Blue Ruin, Grand Piano, We Are What We Are, A Field in England, The Congress, and Big Bad Wolves. In 2011 Fantastic Fest was one of the places to see Adam Wingard’s amazing You’re Next before it was shelved until it’s official release just last year.

Now the initial lineup for the 2014 festival has been announced and as always it looks very promising. »

- Max Molinaro

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First Wave of Films for Austin’s Fantastic Fest 2014 are Announced!

6 August 2014 11:17 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Our favorite film festival in the world is nigh. Later next month, Austin, Texas will host hundreds of genre fans for Fantastic Fest 2014!! We have the full list which includes the Us Premiere of Tusk as well as the World Premieres of ABCs of Death 2 and Horsehead. These won’t be all the films that will play the 10th anniversary of the film festival but it would be enough if it was. Look forward to more announcement waves of programming and don’t forget to follow up with our predictions that we made last week. I have added trailers above the film titles, if available. If the trailer is not available, there will be a still above the title.

From the Press Release

Fantastic Fest Celebrates 10 Years Of Chaos And Destruction With Us Premiere Of Kevin Smith’S “Tusk”, Leonard Maltin, The Meltdown With Jonah And Kumail And “ABCs Of Death 2 »

- Andy Triefenbach

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Fantastic Fest Announces First Wave of Programming, Including Tusk & V/H/S Viral

5 August 2014 12:25 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A podcaster is slowly turned into a walrus, skaters are hunted by a cult, and 26 different ways to die are revealed. Yes, Fantastic Fest is adding some horror to their 10th anniversary this September. The first wave of programming for the festival has been announced and Kevin Smith’s Tusk will be screened, as well as the horror anthologies V/H/S Viral and ABCs of Death 2.

Fantastic Fest will open with the Us premiere of Tusk and will later feature the Us premiere of V/H/S Viral. ABCs of Death 2 will make its world debut at the festival taking place September 18th-25th in Austin, Texas. We have a press release with more details and the first wave’s full listing of films, as well as the festival’s official Mondo poster:

Austin, TX – Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - “Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Fantastic Fest is excited to »

- Derek Anderson

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