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The Noteworthy: Backing Beijing, "Labour" by Cléo, Kent Jones on Nyff

6 hours ago | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Edited by Adam Cook

Film festival programmers from around the world are joining in signing a Statement of Support for the Beijing Independent Film Festival:

"As independent film festivals and supporters of independent cinema, we have learned with deep concern that the Chinese government and police authorities have prevented the 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival based in Songzhuang, Beijing, from opening last weekend, August 23rd, and detained its organizers Wang Hongwei, Fan Rong, and Li Xianting for several hours. We are also deeply concerned that Biff’s sponsoring organization, the Li Xianting Film Fund, has been raided, and the entirety of its invaluable archives of independent Chinese cinema have reportedly been confiscated.

We call upon the relevant Chinese authorities to permit the Beijing Independent Film Festival to pursue its mission to nurture and exhibit a full range of alternative cinematic voices in China, to allow the festival to operate without interference, »

- Notebook

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Viggo Mortensen's Cannes winner 'Jauja' gets U.S. distribution

25 August 2014 3:20 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The Viggo Mortensen-starring ‘Jauja’ finally has U.S. distribution—Cinema Guild has slated the film for an early 2015 release. The movie is set in a Patagonian military outpost during the genocidal campaign against the native Patagonian population in the last 1800s. Mortensen plays a former captain whose teenage daughter falls in love and runs away with a young soldier.

Jauja,’ like all of the other films directed by Lisandro Alonso, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie won the Fipresci in the Un Certain Regard section of the festival earlier this year. It will play at the Toronto »

- Jacob Shamsian

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Vertical takes Us on Out Of The Dark

25 August 2014 2:46 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The distributor has taken Us rights to Participant Media’s supernatural thriller starring Julia Stiles and Scott Speedman and has scheduled an early 2015 theatrical release. Bloom handles international sales.

Out Of The Dark is a ghost story set in South America, where a young family embarking on a new life is forced to confront ancient legends and a family secret. Stephen Rea also stars.

Lluís Quílez shot the Spain-Colombia thriller in Colombia and directed from a screenplay by Alex Pastor, David Pastor and Javier Gullón.

Vertical will present the film in association with Participant Media and Image Nation. Out Of The Dark is produced by Apaches Entertainment, Cactus Flower and Fast Producciones in association with Dynamo and Xyz Films.

Belén Atienza, Cristian Conti, Enrique López Lavigne and Andrés Calderón produced and the executive producers are Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Roy Azout and Nick Spicer.

Vertical brokered the deal with Nate Bolotin of Xyz Films and Jeff Ivers for Participant »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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New Trailers: Below, Exists, Whiplash, Men

25 August 2014 2:07 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Several new trailers of note today. Legendary is making one last marketing push on its R-rated, Paris Catacombs-set, found footage horror tale "As Above, So Below" with a new restricted trailer going online ahead of the film's debut on Friday.

Speaking of found footage horror, the trailer is out for "The Blair Witch Project" co-director Eduardo Sanchez's Sasquatch movie "Exists" which hits VOD on October 24th. The film won the SXSW Midnighters Audience Award earlier this year and follows a group of friends camping in the Texas Big Thicket when they come under attack.

A new international trailer for Sundance winner "Whiplash" has gone online and features some of the least nasty cursing that J.K. Simmons' music teacher spits out to a young drummer (Miles Teller) in the film.

Finally there's a new international trailer for "Far From Men," the 1950s Algeria-set tale starring Viggo Mortensen as a »

- Garth Franklin

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Viggo Mortensen’s Cannes Winner ‘Jauja’ Gets U.S. Distribution

25 August 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cinema Guild has bought all U.S. distribution rights to writer-director Lisandro Alonso’s “Jauja,” which is produced by and stars Viggo Mortensen.

Jauja” premiered in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Fipresci Award. It’s also an official selection of the Toronto and New York Film Festivals.

Jauja” will open theatrically in early 2015.

The story is set in 1882 at a remote Patagonian military outpost during the a genocidal campaign against the aboriginal population. Mortensen portrays a captain who has come from Denmark with his 15-year-old daughter to take an engineering job with the Argentine army. The daughter falls for a young soldier and they run away together.

All five of Alonso’s films — “Liverpool” (2008), “Fantasma” (2006), “Los Muertos” (2004) and “La Libertad” (2001) — have premiered at Cannes. He has been named this year’s Filmmaker in Residence of the New York Film Festival.

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Hot Venice Trailer: Viggo Mortensen In French-Language ‘Far From Men’

25 August 2014 2:21 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Ushering in the fall festival season, Venice kicks off on Wednesday with a lineup that’s heavy on French titles. Among them, David Oelhoffen’s Far From Men (Loin Des Hommes) will make its world premiere in Competition before heading to Toronto in a Special Presentation berth. Viggo Mortensen stars in the adaptation of a short story by Albert Camus. Set in 1954 Algeria, two very different men are thrown together by a world in turmoil and are forced to flee across the Atlas mountains. Mortensen plays a reclusive teacher who must escort Mohamed (Reda Kateb), a villager accused of murder, as they are pursued by vengeful settlers and horsemen seeking summary justice. Mortensen, who’s recently done a fair bit of work in foreign films including this year’s Danish-language Cannes Un Certain Regard pic Jauja and 2012 Argentine crime drama Everybody Has A Plan, here shows off his talent for speaking French. »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Watch: Trailer for 'Far from Men' Starring Viggo Mortensen

23 August 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Set to have its North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, the first trailer for David Oelhoffen's Algerian War drama Far from Men has premiered. The pic stars Viggo Mortensen and Reda Kateb and also features a score from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), which may actually be reason enough for many people to check it out. Here's the official synopsis: Algeria, 1954. While the rebellion rumbles in the valley, two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee across the Atlas mountains. In the midst of an icy winter, Daru, a reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder. Pursued by horsemen seeking summary justice and vengeful settlers, the two men decide to confront the unknown. Together, they fight to gain their freedom. Along with the trailer I also »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch: First Trailer for Venice/Tiff Drama 'Far From Men' Starring Viggo Mortensen, Scored by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

23 August 2014 9:58 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

You may have noticed a change in actor Viggo Mortensen in the last decade. His last major studio effort was “A History of Violence” in 2005 but… it was a David Cronenberg project. Aside from mini-major studio projects like The Weinstein Company's "The Road" and Sony Pictures Classics "A Dangerous Method" (both of them still relatively small, limited release pictures), the actor has avoided major studio work, and in recent years, that’s been even more pronounced. Earlier this year, he starred in the spare and minimalist "Jauja," a Danish language film set in Argentina in which no English was spoken (Mortensen produced). Before that, he starred and produced in another off-the-beaten-path picture set in Argentina, “Everybody Has a Plan.” A renaissance man —publisher, poet, musician, photographer and painter— Mortensen even composed his first score for “Jauja” as well. It seems that Mortensen is participating in whatever project he wants, which is a. »

- Edward Davis

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Trailer for Viggo Mortensen's Far From Men

22 August 2014 7:57 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have an internation trailer for "Far From Men," starring Viggo Mortensen and Reda Kateb (Zero Dark Thirty, A Prophet). Check it out below. Plot: The year is 1954, the Algerian War is beginning, and village schoolteacher Daru (Mortensen), who formerly served with the French army, is caught in the crossfire. Born in Algeria but Spanish by lineage, he's a man out of time and place, perceived as alien by ethnic Algerians and their French colonizers alike. When Daru is ordered to escort a dissident named Mohamed (Kateb) to a regional police garrison, he's prompted to question where his loyalties truly lie. That inquiry becomes all the more pointed as rebels and soldiers begin to clash, forcing Daru and his captive to form a tenuous alliance as they flee through the treacherous, wintry Atlas mountains. The new movie is written and directed by David Oelhoffen, and is set to premiere »

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'Far from Men' International Trailer Starring Viggo Mortensen

22 August 2014 5:35 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A man without a true home finds an unlikely ally as he fights for survival in the first international trailer for Far from Men. Viggo Mortensen stars as Daru, a teacher who is caught in the crossfire of the Algerian War, where he is forced to escort a dissident named Mohamed (Reda Kateb) to the police. As the war gets more dangerous, Daru and Mohamed must work together to escape through the Atlas mountains.

In addition, we also have new photos from director David Oelhoffen's drama, which will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 1, before its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9.

The year is 1954, the Algerian War is beginning, and village school teacher Daru (Viggo Mortensen), who formerly served with the French army, is caught in the crossfire. Born in Algeria but Spanish by lineage, he's a man out of time and place, »

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Viennale 2014. Lineup

22 August 2014 4:44 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The 2014 Viennale gets underway on October 23rd and runs to November 6th. The festival has published a preview of their lineup:

Features

Frank (Lenny Abrahamson)

Jauja (Lisandro Alonso)

Clouds of Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas)

Winter Sleep (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)

Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)

Two Day, One Night (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)

Li'l Quinguin (Bruno Demont)

Hard to Be a God (Aeksej German)

Adieu au langage (Jean-Luc Godard)

Mambo Cool (Chris Gude)

Amour fou (Jessica Hausner)

The Last Summer of the Rich (Peter Kern)

Time Lapse (Bradley King)

The Kindergarten Teacher (Nadav Lapid)

Sorrow and Joy (Nils Malmros)

Suddarth (Richie Mehta)

Macondo (Sudabeh Mortezai)

Force Majeure (Ruben Ostlund)

I'm Not Him (Tayfun Pirselimoglu)

Favula (Raúl Perrone)

Buzzard (Joel Potrykus)

A Proletarian Winter's Tale (Julian Radlmaier)

Two Shots Fired (Martín Rejtman)

Mauro (Hernán Rosselli)

The Sad Smell of Flesh (Cristóbal Arteaga Rozas)

Love is Strange (Ira Sachs)

The Tribe (Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy)

Why Don't You Play in Hell? »

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‘Far From Men’ Trailer: Viggo Mortensen Stars in a Western-Like Tale of Survival

22 August 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Viggo Mortensen has had a busy couple years, though he hasn’t been doing Hollywood films. The Two Faces of January (trailer) and Jauja (trailer) have premiered recently in Berlin and Cannes, respectively. Now he’s got a third film hitting a major fest this year. In Far From Men, French writer-director David Oelhoffen started with the Albert Camus short story The Guest […]

The post ‘Far From Men’ Trailer: Viggo Mortensen Stars in a Western-Like Tale of Survival appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Watch: Viggo Mortensen in Algerian War-Set 'Far From Men' Trailer

22 August 2014 3:19 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Your brothers may be dead or gone, but you're alive!" This looks fantastic! An early trailer has debuted for a film titled Far From Men, starring Viggo Mortensen along with Reda Kateb (seen in A Prophet, Zero Dark Thirty) set during the beginning of the Algerian War with France, in 1954. It's premiering at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals coming up next month, which is why there's a trailer out for it and it looks way better than I was expecting. The story follows the friendship these two men strike up in the midst of a war, and it looks very endearing, beautifully shot and compelling on many levels. Then again, it is Viggo Mortensen and pretty much everything he does turns out pretty good, so who am I kidding - it looks great. Here's the first trailer for David Oelhoffen's Far From Men, from YouTube (via The Film »

- Alex Billington

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Viennale unveils 2014 highlights

22 August 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Vienna film festival to include a tribute to Viggo Mortensen and a retrospective on John Ford.Scroll down for list of higlights

Highlights of the 52nd Vienna International Film Festival (Oct 23-Nov 6) have been unveiled, including buzz titles from Cannes and Sundance as well as a tribute to actor Viggo Mortensen and a retrospective on director John Ford.

The feature film programme includes Jean-Luc Godard’s Goodbye to Language 3D, Olivier Assayas’s Clouds of Sils Maria and the Dardenne brothers’ Two Days, One Night. Other titles include Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash, Ruben Ostlund’s Turist and Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank.

In the documentary line-up, highlights include Nick Cave doc 20,000 Days On Earth, from directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard; Frederick Wiseman’s National Gallery; and Tessa Louise Salome’s Mr Leos Carax.

The Viennale will pay tribute to American-Danish actor Viggo Mortensen, whose films range from The Lord of the Rings trilogy to David Cronenberg features »

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

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'Jersey Boys' Producer Sets Up 'Past Due' at Warner Bros.

22 August 2014 8:37 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. and producer Robert Lorenz are teaming up on the thriller Past Due. The studio previously collaborated with Lorenz on this year's Jersey Boys.

Robert Lorenz is the longtime producing partner of Clint Eastwood. Before Jersey Boys, the duo brought Trouble with the Curve to the screen, marking Robert Lorenz's directorial debut. Warner Bros. also bought the screenplay for Past Due for the producer to direct, but it's not yet clear if he will be taking the helm.

Thompson Evans wrote the screenplay, which wound up on the Blacklist. No story details have been shared at this time, but it is said to be a female version of A History of Violence, directed by David Cronenberg and starring Viggo Mortensen. The 2005 thriller followed a man trying to forget his violent past, but attracts unwanted attention when he thwarts a robbery.

Past Due is not set up at Clint Eastwood's Warner Bros. »

- MovieWeb

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Daily | Viennale 2014 Preview

22 August 2014 5:02 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The Viennale, running this year from October 23 through November 6, has posted a four-part preview of its lineup: features, documentaries and special programs—plus a John Ford retrospective. There'll also be a tribute to Viggo Mortensen and special programs in honor of the late Harun Farocki and Algerian filmmaker Tariq Teguia. The lineup features new work by Jean-Luc Godard, Jonas Mekas, Lisandro Alonso, Jessica Hausner, Nadav Lapid, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Olivier Assayas, Bruno Dumont, Heinz Emigholz, Martín Rejtman, Ira Sachs, Sion Sono and Frederick Wiseman. » - David Hudson »

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Bill Murray Day, Celebrity Guests & Conversations with David Thorpe, Julie Taymor, Antoine Fuqua, Jon Stewart, Robert Duvall, Denzel Washington, Reese Witherspoon, Richard Gere and Juliette Binoche at Tiff 2014

20 August 2014 7:44 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Al Pacino (Heat) will be starting off the 2014 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival at Charity Gala on September 3rd with an intimate on-stage conversation; however, the Oscar-winner will not be alone as other celebrities will be descending upon the city.  A much loved comedian will be honoured two days later as Bill Murray Day will see the screenings of Ghostbusters (1984), Stripes (1981) and Groundhog Day (1993) plus the World Premiere of his latest cinematic performance in St. Vincent Theodore Melfi where he portrays a boozing and gambling curmudgeon who establishes an unusual friendship with a newly transplanted 12 year old boy in Brooklyn.

Outside of Pacino and Murray, the festivities will include in-depth conversations with filmmakers David Thorpe, Julie Taymor, Antoine Fuqua and Jon Stewart; actors Robert Duvall, Denzel Washington, Reese Witherspoon, Richard Gere and Juliette Binoche; and journalists Maziar Bahari and Dan Savage.  “The Mavericks programme offers Festivalgoers an exclusive »

- Trevor Hogg

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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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Carlo Chatrian talks Locarno highlights

15 August 2014 4:38 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Locarno director talks highlights and UK presence at the festival and looks to 2015.

Locarno festival director Carlo Chatrian has outlined some of his highlights and regrets from this year’s festival, and ambitions for next year, in an exclusive interview with ScreenDaily ahead of the event’s closing weekend.

“Experiencing cinema as a community”, is high up on the list of this year’s treats, he said.

The world premiere of Swiss film-maker Peter Luisi’s Unlikely Heroes on Wednesday (Aug 13) was “one of those nights on the Piazza where you really felt that the audience is with the film.

“There was a lot of applause and people came up to me afterwards with great enthusiasm. I think Unlikely Heroes is the kind of film which works very well because it’s strongly experiencing cinema as a community,” he continued.

He added that he had also been “very happy“ with the night on the Piazza Grande when Agnes Varda »

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

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Carlo Chatrian talks Locarno highlights and looks ahead

15 August 2014 4:38 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Locarno director talks highlights and UK presence at the festival and looks to 2016.

Locarno festival director Carlo Chatrian has outlined some of his highlights and regrets from this year’s festival, and ambitions for next year, in an exclusive interview with Screen Daily ahead of the event’s closing weekend.

“Experiencing cinema as a community”, is high up on the list of this year’s treats, he said.

The world premiere of Swiss film-maker Peter Luisi’s Unlikely Heroes on Wednesday (Aug 13) was “one of those nights on the Piazza where you really felt that the audience is with the film.

“There was a lot of applause and people came up to me afterwards with great enthusiasm. I think Unlikely Heroes is the kind of film which works very well because it’s strongly experiencing cinema as a community,” he continued.

He added that he had also been “very happy“ with the night on the Piazza Grande »

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

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