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13 items from 2015


Berlinale director: no plans for German Mip

1 hour ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Interview with Berlinale festival director Dieter Kosslick.

The Berlinale’s greater emphasis on television this year should not be interpreted as the first step towards a German Mip, according to festival director Dieter Kosslick.

In an exclusive interview with ScreenDaily, Kosslick said: ¨We don’t want to make a Mip TV or Mipcom, that’s as sure as day follows night and anything more would overstretch us.¨

He pointed out that that the Berlinale had had successful screenings of quality TV in the past with such productions as Dominik Graf’s Im Namen des Verbrechens, Jane Campion’s Top Of The Lake and Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Berlin Alexanderplatz.

“We have now been working for the past two years on this programme which is composed of two parts: a series of discussions on new trends at the Efm and two days of drama series integrated into the festival programme and shown at Haus der Berliner [link=tt »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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Sundance: Producer Miranda Bailey Talks ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl,’ Plans for Cold Iron Pictures

25 January 2015 10:35 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bel Powley and Kristen Wiig star in Marielle Heller’s adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel

Miranda Bailey is a veteran actress, writer, director and producer whose company Cold Iron Pictures just produced Marielle Heller’s “Diary of a Teenage Girl,” which premiered to strong reviews at Sundance on Saturday.

Bel Powley stars as the title character, who has an affair with her mother’s boyfriend, played by Alexander Skarsgard. Kristen Wiig co-stars in the film, which is being sold by UTA (domestic) and K5 (international).

Also Read: Sundance: ’99 Homes’ Director Calls Hollywood’s Lack of Diversity ‘Horrific’

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- Jeff Sneider

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Berlin 2015: complete competition line-up revealed

19 January 2015 5:16 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

World premieres of Wim WendersEvery Thing Will Be Fine, Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Elser (13 Minutes) and Pablo Larraín’s The Club added to programme.

The 65th Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 5-15) has unveiled its full Competition line-up.

Some 21 of the 23 titles will be world premieres, and 19 features from across Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia will compete for Golden and Silver Bears.

New additions include Wim WendersEvery Thing Will Be Fine, which will play out of competition. The film, shot in 3D, stars James Franco as a writer who accidentally hits and kills a child while out driving. Co-stars include Charlotte Gainsbourg and Rachel McAdams.

As previously announced, Wenders will be awarded an Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement and will have ten of his films screened as part of the Homage strand.

Also playing out of competition will be the world premiere of Elser (13 Minutes) from Oliver Hirschbiegel, the German »

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

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Wim Wenders' 3D Drama 'Every Thing Will Be Fine' & New Films By Pablo Larraín & Oliver Hirschbiegel Complete Berlin Line-Up

19 January 2015 4:42 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After scoring the world premiere of Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” 2015’s most Oscar-nominated film bar “Birdman,” The Berlin Film Festival suddenly seems to have more clout and sway than usual. The festival already has a tremendous line-up that includes anticipated new films by Terrence Malick, Werner Herzog, Anton Corbijn, Jafar Panahi and more. Berlin announced the completion of their line-up today and there’s definitely a few more cherries to top it all off. As expected (he’s being feted by the festival), Wim Wenders’ 3D drama, “Every Thing Will Be Fine,” starring James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Rachel McAdams, will be part of the final line-up, but will play out of competition. Other key additions include two new unexpected films by Chilean auteurs, a documentary by Patricio Guzman titled “The Pearl Button” and a new surprise drama from Pablo Larraín (director of “No” starring Gael Garcia Bernal »

- Edward Davis

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Berlin Competition Final Lineup Includes Wim Wenders, Oliver Hirschbiegel

19 January 2015 3:15 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

With under three weeks to go, the Berlin Film Festival has completed its competition roster, adding new titles from Pablo Larraín, Wim Wenders and Oliver Hirschbiegel. In total, 19 of the 23 films in the program will be vying for Golden and Silver Bears. Twenty-one of the titles are world premieres including new addition El Club from Larraín whose 2012 No scored an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. World premiering out of competition is Wenders’ drama Everything Will Be Fine with James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rachel McAdams and Marie-Josée Croze. The veteran helmer nabbed his third Best Documentary Feature Oscar nomination last week with The Salt Of The Earth. He’s also the subject of an homage at this year’s Berlin fest, and will be presented with an Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement.

Also in an out-of-competition world premiere is Downfall and Diana director Hirschbiegel’s Elser (13 Minutes »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Berlin Film Festival Completes Competition Lineup

19 January 2015 2:08 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Berlin Film Festival chief Dieter Kosslick has completed his Competition section lineup, with films by Wim Wenders, Pablo Larrain and Oliver Hirschbiegel among the latest additions.

Wenders’ 3D film “Every Thing Will Be Fine” stars James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Rachel McAdams. Franco plays Tomas, a writer who accidentally causes the death of a child and spends the next 12 years examining the effect of the tragedy on his life and that of Kate, the child’s mother.

As previously announced, the festival is to present Wenders with an honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement, and will screen 10 of his movies as part of an homage. Wenders directed seminal pics like “Paris, Texas” and “Wings of Desire,” and has been nominated three times for an Oscar, most recently for “The Salt of the Earth.”

Larrain’s “The Club,” which was shot off the radar, turns on four disgraced priests, who »

- Leo Barraclough

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Director Wim Wenders Lands Third Oscar Nom

16 January 2015 7:25 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

German director Wim Wenders received his third Oscar nomination Thursday morning for The Salt of the Earth, a documentary about the life and career of Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado, which he co-directed with Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Sebastiao’s son. Wenders had become a fan of Sebastiao’s work after discovering some images in a gallery, which led him to pursue the documentary. It won the Un Certain Regard Special Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, where it premiered.

Wenders’ first Oscar nomination was for Buena Vista Social Club (1999), a documentary about Cuban musicians gathered together by American music producer and guitarist Ry Cooder after he traveled to Havana. The musicians recorded an album under the name of the Buena Vista Social Club and toured in Amsterdam and New York City. The film won best documentary from the National Board of Review and also landed three BAFTA nominations. »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Snubbed French Oscar hopeful 'Saint Laurent' leads Lumière Awards nominations

12 January 2015 5:42 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The nominations for France's Lumière Awards were announced this morning, and leading the way was the film's Oscar foreign film entry "Saint Laurent" (which sadly didn't make it past the initial culling with the Academy). The film picked up four nominations and will compete for best film with Cannes hit "Girlhood," "La Famille Bélier," "Pas son genre," fellow Oscar foreign hopeful "Timbuktu" and "Three Hearts." Check out the full list of nominees below. Winners will be announced on Feb. 3. And oh yeah: The Circuit. Best Film "Girlhood" "La Famille Bélier" "Pas son genre" "Saint Laurent" "Timbuktu" "Three Hearts" Best Director Lucas Belvaux, "Pas son genre" Bertrand Bonello, "Saint Laurent" Benoît Jacquot, "Three Hearts" Cédric Kahn, "Wild Life" Céline Sciamma,"Girlhood" Abderrahmane Sissako, "Timbuktu" Best Actor Guillaume Canet, "La prochaine fois je viserai le cœur," "In The Name of My Daughter" Romain Duris, "The New Girlfriend" Mathieu Kassovitz, "Wild Life" Pierre Niney, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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‘Timbuktu,’ ‘Three Hearts’ and ‘La Famille Belier’ Compete for Best Film at Gaul’s Lumiere Awards

12 January 2015 8:57 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — Benoit Jacquot’s “Three Hearts,” Abderrahmane Sissako’s “Timbuktu” and Eric Lartigau’s “La Famille Belier” are part of the eclectic mix of movies set to compete at the Lumiere awards, the French equivalent to the Golden Globes.

A love triangle drama, “Three Hearts,” which opened in Venice, stars Charlotte Gainsbourg and Chiara Mastroianni as two sisters who fall in love with the same man. Pic marks Jacquot’s follow-up to “Farewell, My Queen.” His next movie, “Diary of a Chambermaid,” is expected to open in Berlin.

A politically engaged and aesthetically pleasing movie, “Timbuktu” chronicles the lives of several Malians facing Jihadist occupation in their region. Mauritania’s first foreign-language Oscar candidate, “Timbuktu” has been shortlisted. Sissako was also nominated in the director category.

Set in the French provinces, “La Famille Belier,” the only truly popular movie competing for best film, is a dramedy centering on a teenager »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Lumière Awards nominations unveiled

12 January 2015 4:01 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Two Days, One Night, Mommy and Fevers nominated in French-language foreign film category.Scroll down for full list of nominations

The Lumière Awards, France’s version of the Golden Globes, has announced the nominations for its 20th anniversary edition. There is no clear front-runner this year.

Bertrand Bonello’s Yves Saint Laurent biopic Saint Laurent, Benoît Jacquot’s 3 Hearts, starring Gainsbourg and Chiara Mastroianni as sisters who unwittingly fall for the same man, and Eric Lartigau’s Christmas hit La Famille Bélier, about an aspiring singer growing up in deaf family, lead the field with four nominations each including best film.

Céline Sciamma’s gritty urban drama Girlhood (Bande de Fille) and Lucas Belvaux’s chalk-and-cheese romance Not My Type(Pas Mon Genre) and, which were also nominated in the best film category, followed behind with three nominations.

Franco-Mauritanian Abderrahmane Sissako Timbuktu about the impact of Islamic fundamentalism on a rural community in Mali, is the sixth »

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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2015: #18. Benoit Jacquot’s Journal d’une femme de chambre

9 January 2015 6:30 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Journal d’une femme de chambre

Director: Benoit Jacquot // Writers: Benoit Jacquot, Helene Zimmer

French auteur Benoit Jacquot tends to get overlooked, though his recent international success with Berlin premiered Farewell, My Queen (2012) seems to have boosted his status, even though he’s been making excellent films since the 1970s and used to serve as Assistant Director to Margeurite Duras (India Song; Nathalie Granger). He’s worked several times with Isabelle Huppert (The School of Flesh; Keep It Quiet; False Servant; Villa Amalia) and Isild Le Besco (A Tout de Suite; Deep in the Woods), and generally tends to favor female perspectives. His latest, 3 Hearts, competed in Venice and starred Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Chiara Mastroianni. We’re thrilled to see he’s following in the footsteps of Jean Renoir and Luis Bunuel with an update of Octave Mirabeau’s Diary of a Chambermaid, reuniting him with the exciting Lea Seydoux, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Variety Critics Pick Their 2015 Oscar Nominees

6 January 2015 12:45 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Film critics, we’re often told, don’t vote for the Oscars — but if they did, here’s what at least three of their nomination ballots might look like. We listed our top five choices for best director, actor/actress, supporting actor/actress, original/adapted screenplay and cinematography. For best picture, we allowed ourselves 10 choices, based on the unlikely but theoretically possible outcome of 10 nominees in that category.

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Best Picture

Bird People

Boyhood

Foxcatcher

Gone Girl

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Interstellar

Mr. Turner

Selma

Under the Skin

“Winter Sleep”

Best Director

Ava DuVernay, “Selma

Jonathan Glazer, “Under the Skin

Mike Leigh, “Mr. Turner

Richard Linklater, “Boyhood

Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher

Best Actor

Haluk Bilginer, “Winter Sleep”

Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Oscar Isaac, “A Most Violent Year

David Oyelowo, “Selma

Channing Tatum, “Foxcatcher

Best Actress

Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”

Essie Davis, “The Babadook

Scarlett Johansson, »

- Variety Staff

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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2015: #76. Wim Wenders’ Every Thing Will Be Fine

6 January 2015 7:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Every Thing Will Be Fine

Director: Wim Wenders // Writers: Bjorn Olaf Johannssen

New German Wave auteur Wim Wenders has lately been focusing on documentaries, both 2011’s Pina and 2013’s The Salt of the Earth visually resplendent explorations of their subject matters, providing the filmmaker with some of his most worthwhile titles in years. Wenders’ last feature was the poorly received Palermo Shooting in 2008 and he hasn’t had a universally celebrated fiction film in quite some time. Though sharing the same title as a 2010 Cristoffer Boe film, Wenders is again revisiting 3D (which he utilized for Pina) and an intriguing cast that consists of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Rachel McAdams promises to be an energetic new direction for Wenders, described as a family drama about a man who accidentally hits and kills a child while driving aimlessly around the outskirts of town after a trivial domestic quarrel.

Cast: Rachel McAdams, Charlotte Gainsbourg, »

- Nicholas Bell

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