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Interview: Actor Omar Sy Tackles Immigrant Issues in ‘Samba’

28 July 2015 3:39 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The situation with in-country immigrants is not just an issue in the United States. The new French film “Samba” focuses on the ongoing status of immigrants in Paris, who often do menial jobs while surviving under the radar of immigration laws. French Actor Omar Sy portrays the title character with insight and humor.

This is Sy’s (pronounced “see”) second film with co-writer/directors Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, after the well-received “The Intouchables’ in 2011. The French born actor – of parents who emigrated from Senegal in Africa – has an background that is similar to the characters he has portrayed for Nakache and Toledano, and he adds a touch of realism, in addition to redemption, to these roles. He recently broke into American films in a huge way, with prominent appearances in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and this summer’s “Jurassic World.”

Omar Sy is the Title Character in »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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3 Hearts | Blu-ray Review

28 July 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Premiering at the 2014 Venice Film Festival with little fanfare, and received a limited theatrical release in March, 2015 in the Us, Benoit Jacquot’s latest somehow feels as if its been neglected. Despite its high pedigree cast, including names familiar to the American public, like Charlotte Gainsbourg and Catherine Deneuve, it didn’t receive much attention, though will assuredly be the type of sought after gem for fans of either the director or the cast member in decades overcoming its initial frostiness.

The follow-up to his most internationally renowned title to date, Farewell, My Queen, Jacquot’s underwhelming love story uses a contrivance often seen in romantic comedies, only he replaces the comedy with a somber indifference that seems to work against the believability of the film.

3 Hearts seems as if it belongs to an earlier era of filmmaking, a time where repressed feelings would roil just beneath the surface until »

- Nicholas Bell

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Daily | 25 New Faces, Robbe-Grillet

24 July 2015 10:57 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Trey Edward Shults (Krisha) and Britni West (Tired Moonlight) are among the "25 New Faces of Independent Film" Filmmaker has chosen to highlight this year. Also in today's roundup: Film International on Peter Bogdanovich and Ken Loach; David Cairns on Alain Robbe-Grillet; an interview with Patrick McGilligan, author of, most recently, biographies of Orson Welles and Clint Eastwood; more interviews with Pedro Costa, Shinya Tsukamoto, Judd Apatow, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Parker Posey; Film Comment on Frank Sinatra; and news of upcoming premieres in Venice (Scott Cooper's Black Mass) and New York (Don Cheadle's Miles Ahead). » - David Hudson »

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Watch: 'Samba' Creators Talk Bringing Hushed Issues to Life in Exclusive Featurette

23 July 2015 9:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Review: Overly Sweet Drama 'Samba' Starring Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg And Tahar Rahim Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, directors of "Samba," make clear that they will not shy away from largely ignored problems -- and place them squarely in a comedic context.  "Samba" is the story of an illegal immigrant (played by Omar Sy) from Senegal who fights to stay in Paris after years of working as a dishwasher. He crosses paths with an anxious immigration advocate (played by Charlotte Gainsbourg) who recently burned out of her executive job and is seeking meaning in other paths. The unlikely pair's romantic entanglements make for a story about love and identity in addition to brushing the issue of the immigration struggle in modern day France.  Nakache and Toledano, French filmmakers who previously worked together on the critically acclaimed "The Intouchables," discuss their affinity for making very real, very relevant problems. »

- Meredith Mattlin

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Omar Sy's Senegalese Immigrant Worker Gets a Helping Hand in New Clip from 'Samba'

21 July 2015 10:38 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Broad Green has taken Us distribution rights to "Samba," the latest dramedy from Frenchman Omar Sy, which made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall. The film, directed by Sy's "Intouchables" helmers - Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano - co-stars Charlotte Gainsbourg and Tahar Rahiin, in a tale of a Senegalese worker who battles to stay in France with the help of an immigration worker. The film presents a dramatic turn for the often comedic Monsieur Sy, who stars as Samba Cissé, a Senegalese migrant living in France, who earns a living washing dishes in the back kitchen of a fancy hotel - not quite what he »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Samba in New York by Anne-Katrin Titze

18 July 2015 4:44 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano's Samba, stars Omar Sy, Tahar Rahim (Grand Central) and Charlotte Gainsbourg Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

At The Paris Theatre, the greats of the past - Ernst Lubitsch, Billy Wilder, Charlie Chaplin and Frank Capra - and Italy's recent past - Dino Risi, Ettore Scola and Mario Monicelli - blended with Ken Loach, Michel Gondry and Woody Allen as Samba co-director Olivier Nakache and Omar Sy spoke with me on the red carpet. Sy also starred in Nakache and Eric Toledano's The Intouchables. Omar Sy will soon be seen in John Wells' (of August: Osage County fame) Adam Jones with Bradley Cooper and Alicia Vikander and is filming Ron Howard's Inferno with Tom Hanks, Ben Foster and Felicity Jones.

Samba co-director Olivier Nakache: "We like to discover something about society, but with humor." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Omar's wife, Hélène Sy, was joined by guests Michael Avedon, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Exclusive: Say Yes To Excess In Clip From 'Samba' With Omar Sy And Charlotte Gainsbourg

16 July 2015 8:09 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A few years back, filmmakers Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano made waves internationally with their arthouse hit "The Intouchables," and the pair are once again spinning some crowdpleasing magic with "Samba." Reuniting with Omar Sy, the cast is rounded out by Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tahar Rahim, and Izia Higelin and today we've got an exclusive clip. Read More: 'Samba' Starring Omar Sy, Tahar Rahim & Charlotte Gainsbourg Blending comedy and drama, the story follows Samba, an undocumented kitchen worker, who is ordered to leave Frances, and battles deportation from his adopted home in Paris. Seeking out the help of immigration advocate Alice, the two soon form an unexpected bond, and some of the film's gentle emotion can be found in the scene below. "Samba" opens on July 24th. »

- Edward Davis

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'Independence Day 2' Viral Teasers and Cast Photo

7 July 2015 5:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While Americans across the country were celebrating the 4th of July holiday, Independence Day: Resurgence star Jeff Goldblum and director Roland Emmerich sent out two cryptic videos from their official Facebook pages, with the sequel's Twitter page sending out even more Independence Day-themed videos. Each of these viral videos includes quotes from the original 1996 classic Independence Day, with some sort of static interference that could be from the aliens who are about to return from their home planet, several years after their initial invasion. Unfortunately, we don't get any actual footage from the sequel. Since production just started last month, it's unclear when we'll get our first official look at Independence Day: Resurgence.

The new title Independence Day: Resurgence was unveiled during a live stream Q&A directly from the set of this sequel, where fans also got their first look at the movie poster and a vehicle known as the Moon Tug. »

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Independence Day: Resurgence Teaser: Jeff Goldblum Heralds Mankind’s Destruction

7 July 2015 8:28 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Aliens can't keep Jeff Goldblum from joining social media, even if he's a bit behind the times. Goldblum, whose Independence Day character David Levinson is an M.I.T. graduate who helped save the world in 1996 thanks to his computer virus, recently joined Facebook and Instagram, and has been using the social media platforms to share a bit from his upcoming film, Independence Day: Resurgence. His first share? A friendly behind-the-scenes image of Goldblum with co-star Liam Hemsworth. His second? A brief teaser heralding the doom of humanity. Independence Day: Resurgence is scheduled to hit theaters on June 24, 2016, and also stars Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. FoxBrent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe and Sela Ward. Here's a brief teaser for the sequel, courtesy of Goldblum's Facebook page: // Independence Day: Resurgence Teaser: Jeff Goldblum Heralds Mankind’s Destruction appeared first on Collider. »

- Dave Trumbore

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Foreboding First Independence Day Resurgence (Idr) Teaser Hits

7 July 2015 6:48 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

  (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); We thought we wiped them out. The Resurgence is here. #Idr Posted by Jeff Goldblum on Saturday, 4 July 2015 We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction. Independence Day: Resurgence stars Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, »

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First Independence Day: Resurgence teaser is here: "We're fighting for our right to live"

6 July 2015 12:05 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first teaser for Independence Day: Resurgence has arrived - and it's very creepy.

Jeff Goldblum celebrated the Independence Day weekend in the Us by uploading a 12-second teaser for next summer's blockbuster on Facebook.

We thought we wiped them out. The Resurgence is here. #Idr

Posted by Jeff Goldblum on Saturday, July 4, 2015

A cryptic message in this teaser reads: "We're fighting for our right to live. To exist."

Goldblum also shared an exclusive image of himself on the Independence Day: Resurgence set, complete with co-star Liam Hemsworth cheekily photo-bombing him.

"So there I was thinking about how I would save mankind when this guy photobombs me," the actor wrote. "Oh, why hello Facebook, nice to finally meet you."

So there I was thinking about how I would save mankind when this guy photobombs me. Oh, why hello Facebook, nice to finally meet you. #Idr

Posted by Jeff Goldblum on Thursday, »

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'Independence Day 2' Trailer Playing with 'Terminator Genisys' This Weekend?

3 July 2015 5:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, the cast and crew of Independence Day: Resurgence held a live streaming Q&A session straight from the set in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where the official title was revealed and fans got their first look at some of the vehicles being used in the action sequel. With tomorrow marking America's annual Independence Day holiday, Ain't It Cool News reports that fans who see Terminator Genisys will be treated to the first teaser trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence. The trailer will only be shown on July 4, and there is also a "good chance" that this first look at the sequel will be online later today.

Production has only been under way for a few weeks, so it seems unlikely that any actual footage will be shown in this teaser. As for what will be shown, that is unclear. But we already saw the official Independence Day: Resurgence logo in »

- MovieWeb

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Joshua Reviews Khavn’s Ruined Heart: Another Love Story Between A Criminal And A Whore [Nyaff 2015 Review]

3 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

To cinephiles, few cinematographers get the blood truly pumping quite like beloved and Criterion-approved director of photography Christopher Doyle. Best known for his iconic work in films like Wong Kar-Wai’s In The Mood For Love (to this very day one of the greatest achievements in film photography), Doyle has honed his craft largely outside of the United States, occasionally coming stateside to work with filmmakers like Gus Van Sant (Paranoid Park) or even Barry Levinson (Liberty Heights). Working numerous times with directors like Wong Kar-Wai, as well as the likes of Zhang Yimou and Edward Yang (Doyle’s first film was Yang’s That Day, on the Beach), he has become a bastion of the world cinema scene and one of today’s most beloved photographers.

Playing this year’s New York Asian Film Festival is his latest journey behind the camera, as Filipino poet/filmmaker/artist Khavn (aka »

- Joshua Brunsting

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Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth Goof Off on 'Independence Day Resurgence' Set

3 July 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Fighting aliens is hard work, and sometimes you just need to let off a little steam.

That was no doubt part of the inspiration behind a candid moment captured recently on the "Independence Day Resurgence" set, as returning star Jeff Goldblum, posing in front of a spacecraft, was photobombed by co-star Liam Hemsworth. The goofy snap, which Goldblum shared on his new Facebook page, gives fans yet another a glimpse at the playful nature that's part of the film's production, and offers hope that the hotly-anticipated sequel to 1996's "Independence Day" won't take itself too seriously.

So there I was thinking about how I would save mankind when this guy photobombs me. Oh, why hello Facebook, nice to finally meet you. #Idr

Posted by Jeff Goldblum on Thursday, July 2, 2015

"Independence Day Resurgence" picks up some 20 years after the first flick, and centers around Earth's prep for yet another alien invasion, »

- Katie Roberts

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Independence Day: Resurgence (Idr): Celebrate July 4th President Whitmore-Style

2 July 2015 2:40 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Ever since Bill Pullman led an air squadron of amateur pilots into combat against invading aliens in Independence Day back in 1996, President Whitmore's inspiring pre-battle speech has been a July 4th necessity. In honor of the holiday, not only did 20th Century Fox just release a clip of the original speech for you to enjoy to your heart's content, but now you can also record a video of yourself delivering it using Dubsmash. If you do feel like making your own speech Dubsmash video, be sure to share it with the hashtag #IndependenceDubs because then Fox might include it in an official Independence Day Dubsmash remix. You can give the speech a watch below and if you're looking for even more ID content, Jeff Goldblum just joined Facebook and Instagram and kicked of his social media run with a new image from set. Independence Day: Resurgence is scheduled to hit »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Celebrate July 4th With These Idr Events; Watch Bill Pullman’s ID4 Speech

2 July 2015 2:13 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

With the July 4th holiday days away, 20th Century Fox Films and Independence Day Resurgence are celebrating with the following events.

To kickoff the holiday weekend, Jeff Goldblum has joined Facebook and Instagram.

The famous speech from Independence Day is now on Dubsmash. Fans can now record their best impression of President Whitmore’s speech and share using #IndependenceDubs for the chance to featured in the official Independence Day Dubsmash remix.

Listen to Bill Pullman’s speech:

We always knew they were coming back.  After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale.

Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet.  But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force.

Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction. »

- Michelle McCue

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Tadmor, Cold Iron ready ‘Swiss Army Man’

29 June 2015 12:42 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Paul Dano, riding high on critical acclaim for his portrayal of Brian Wilson in Love & Mercy, will star alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the surreal drama.

Tadmor Group and Cold Iron Pictures will co-finance and produce Swiss Army Man, which started life at the Sundance Lab and tells of a homeless man who befriends a dead body in the wilderness and takes it on a journey home.

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert will direct and are scheduled to commence shooting in July.

Cold Iron Pictures’ Miranda Bailey and Amanda Marshall produce alongside Blackbird’s Lawrence Inglee, Jonathan Wang, The Tadmor Group’s Eyal Rimmon and Lauren Mann.

The Tadmor Group’s Gideon Tadmor and Jim Kaufman serve as executive producers with William Olsson.

Los Angeles-based Cold Iron Pictures produced the upcoming Spc release The Diary Of A Teenage Girl starring Kristen Wiig, Alexander Skarsgård, Chrisopher Meloni and Bel Powley and produced and financed [link=nm »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Watch Highlights from Independence Day Resurgence Q&A with Cast and Director

23 June 2015 3:53 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Yesterday, director Roland Emmerich took the stage with the cast of Independence Day Resurgence in order to introduce the long-awaited sequel's title, reveal some images from the film, and participate in a Q&A. The event was a half-hour long, but who has that kind of time? Now we have a much shorter video of highlights from the event, which you can enjoy at your leisure. Independence Day Resurgence opens June 24, 2016, and you can hear from some of the stars, including Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. FoxBrent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, and Sela Ward in the video below. Check out the highlights from the Independence Day Resurgence livecast event: Click here to see all of our Independence Day Resurgence coverage, or peruse some recent articles below: Independence Day: Resurgence: Check out the First Images and Title Treatment 12 Things We Learned »

- Dave Trumbore

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Independence Day 2 Official Title & Images Revealed

23 June 2015 12:16 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

At 20th Century Fox's Independence Day Q&A live stream last night, the official title for Independence Day 2 was revealed, along with new images teasing the futuristic technology we can expect to see in the sequel.

Slated for a June 24th, 2016 release, Roland Emmerich's long-awaited Independence Day sequel is officially titled Independence Day Resurgence. Also released yesterday were new images from the film, including a look at a new moon rig that Liam Hemsworth's character will operate.

Synopsis: "We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring »

- Derek Anderson

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20th Century Fox Reveals ‘Independence Day’ Sequel Title, Watch 30 Minute Q&A With The Cast

23 June 2015 7:42 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

So in case you missed it, 20th Century Fox revealed the titled to their “Independence Day” sequel that arrives summer 2016. Directed by Roland Emmerich again, Will Smith won’t appear in the movie, but a lot of familiar faces are returning and his character's son will be in the movie. The cast stars Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe and Sela Ward. Here’s the official synopsis for “Independence Day: Resurgence.” Read More: The Films Of Roland Emmerich: From Worst To Best We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. »

- Edward Davis

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