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Sally Potter’s The Party gets a Us poster and trailer

A Us poster and trailer have arrived online for Sally Potter’s dark comedy The Party which stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, and Timothy Spall; take a look below…

In Sally Potter’s new dark comedy The Party, Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband, Bill (Timothy Spall), seems preoccupied. Janet’s acerbic best friend, April (Patricia Clarkson) arrives and others follow, some with their own dramatic news to share, but an announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that gradually unravel the sophisticated soiree, and a night that began with champagne may end with gunplay.

The Party is set for release on February 16th in the States.
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‘The Party’ Trailer: Make A Date With Patricia Clarkson, Cillian Murphy, And More

While it’s unlikely that any of us will get Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas and Timothy Spall over for dinner, “The Party” is the next best thing. The new film by Sally Potter (“Orlando,” “Ginger & Rosa”) is coming, and you’ll want to make sure you RSVP.

Winner of the Guild Film Prize at the Berlin Film Festival, “The Party” has a simple premise — friends gather for dinner, but food isn’t exactly the main thing on the menu.

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First Look! Kristin Scott Thomas' Dinner Party Unravels in Explosive The Party Trailer

First Look! Kristin Scott Thomas' Dinner Party Unravels in Explosive The Party Trailer
Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, and Cillian Murphy lead the cast of writer/director Sally Potter’s new dark comedy The Party — and People has the exclusive first look at the trailer.

The film, which competed at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival and opened in the U.K. in October, follows Scott Thomas as Janet — a politician who has just been appointed to a key position, and throws an intimate gathering in her London home to celebrate.

While her home fills with friends played by Clarkson, Murphy, Bruno Ganz, Emily Mortimer and Cherry Jones, Janet’s husband Bill (Timothy Spall
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Rome Film Fest: Sally Potter on Political Filmmaking and a Changing Industry

Rome Film Fest: Sally Potter on Political Filmmaking and a Changing Industry
Sally Potter’s latest film The Party is a black-and-white biting satire filmed in just two weeks in London. Its all-star cast includes Kristin Scott Thomas as Janet, the newly appointed health minister who is throwing an intimate dinner to celebrate her victory.

Timothy Spall plays her comatose husband in another unforgettable role. As rambunctious guests played by Patricia Clarkson, Cherry Jones, Bruno Ganz, Emily Mortimer, and Cillian Murphy arrive, everything starts to go downhill.

The Party played to overwhelming applause at Rome Film Fest after its international debut in Berlin earlier this year. Roadside Attractions is planning to release The...
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Matt Dillon in first image from Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built

The first image has arrived online from The House That Jack Built, the next film from Nymphomaniac director Lars von Trier, which stars Matt Dillon as a serial killer called Jack.

The House That Jack Built tells the story of “the highly intelligent Jack over a span of 12 years and introduces the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack’s point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork.”

Joining Dillon in the cast of the film are Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Ed Speleers, Sofie Grabol, Riley Keough and Yu Ji-tae. It is slated for release next year.
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First Look at Lars von Trier’s Serial Killer Drama ‘The House That Jack Built’

If one is missing some provocation in this year’s cinematic landscape, fear not, as Lars von Trier will premiere a new film next year. His serial killer drama The House That Jack Built completed production earlier this year, and now the first still has arrived.

Starring Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman, Bruno Ganz, Riley Keough, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Ed Speleers, and Sofia Grabol, the film spans 12 years and will be split into “five incidents” (aka the murders) and then the “digressions” in between, as Jack attempts to create the “ultimate artwork” in his vocation.

”I don’t find anything especially interesting about serial killers,” Lars von Trier tells Screen Daily. ”It’s more the women. For some strange reason all the women I have been with have been crazy about serial killers. That might have something to do with me. Also I thought I could fool people to go into the cinema.
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Quote of the Day: Sally Potter on Being a Feminist vs. Making Feminist Films

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Sally Potter is a proud, self-identified feminist. As she told The Guardian in a new interview, everyone on her newest film, the black comedy “The Party,” received equal pay. However, she is hesitant to describe her movies — which include “Orlando,” “Ginger & Rosa,” “The Tango Lesson,” and “Yes” — as feminist in and of themselves.

In Potter’s opinion, the term “feminist” is only being applied to women-directed fare, even though compelling female characters have been featured in plenty of male-helmed films, too. “I object to having my films called feminist, implying they’re only for a certain audience of like-minded people and that the film itself would preach that line,” Potter explained. “Feminist is somehow different from saying ‘anti-racist.’ I would think of my films, or my life, everything in my life, as anti-racist, but you don’t hear that as a label. But feminist film is seen as specific.”

She added, “Why aren’t Ken Loach’s films called feminist? ‘The feminist filmmaker Ken Loach’ or ‘the feminist filmmaker Mike Leigh’ — why don’t we read that? And if not, why not?”

Potter has a point: We are more apt to describe women-directed films as feminist than their men-directed counterparts, even though “feminist” isn’t actually a gender-specific adjective or noun. And it seems that she has no qualm with the term itself — she is simply concerned that the description will marginalize her work.

“I’m completely proud of the word. The feminist movement is one of the most vibrant, extraordinary political movements of the 20th century, and now there’s a younger generation who’s taken it up again with great joy and pleasure, and that’s wonderful to see,” Potter says. “But I object to the way it’s used as a prefix to my work, to ghettoize it, often as part of a criticism rather than an appreciation. I just want to occupy a free space without a prefix. Because what does it mean? I have to ask someone, what exactly do you mean by that term and what is it adding to anyone’s understanding who might go and see the film?”

Starring Emily Mortimer (“Doll & Em”), Cherry Jones (“Transparent”), Kristin Scott Thomas (“The English Patient”), Cillian Murphy (“The Dark Knight” trilogy), Bruno Ganz (“Downfall”), and Timothy Spall (“Denial”), “The Party” is about a group of friends who gather for a dinner party that goes spectacularly off the rails. It opens in the UK this Friday, October 13. Roadside Attractions is handling the film’s U.S. distribution, but no official release date has been announced yet.

Quote of the Day: Sally Potter on Being a Feminist vs. Making Feminist Films was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Watch an exclusive clip from The Party

Ahead of its premiere at the London Film Festival tomorrow and UK release this coming Friday, we’ve got an exclusive clip from director Sally Potter’s acclaimed comedy drama The Party; check it out here, or over on our YouTube channel…

Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London the party takes an unexpected turn when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. Love, friendships and political convictions are soon called into question in this hilarious comedy of tragic proportions.

The Party is set for release on October 13th and features a cast that includes Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer,
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Win A Signed Poster For Sally Potter’s Star-Studded ‘The Party’

Following its prize-winning world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival 2017, Picturehouse Entertainment will release Sally Potter’s superb The Party on the 13th October across the UK and Ireland, and to celebrate, we’ve got three signed posters to give away.

Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London the party takes an unexpected turn for the worse when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. Love, friendships, and political convictions are soon called into question in this hilarious comedy of tragic proportions.

The cast also includes the likes of Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Cherry Jones, Patricia Clarkson and Bruno Ganz.

To be in
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Trailer And Poster Arrive For Sally Potter’s ‘The Party’

Picturehouse has released the trailer and poster for Sally Potter’s brilliant The Party, which arrives in UK cinemas on October 13th. Watch The Party UK trailer towards the bottom of the post.

The Party UK trailer and poster arrive

Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London the party takes an unexpected turn when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. Love, friendships, and political convictions are soon called into question in this hilarious comedy of tragic proportions.

Related: The Party review, Berlinale 2017

From acclaimed British filmmaker Sally Potter and featuring a star studded cast that includes Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones,
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Poster and trailer for comedy drama The Party

Ahead of its UK release next month, a poster and trailer have arrived online for the upcoming comedy drama The Party, directed by Sally Potter, the film stars Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Timothy Spall; take a look below…

Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London the party takes an unexpected turn when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. Love, friendships and political convictions are soon called into question in this hilarious comedy of tragic proportions.

The Party is set for release on October 13th.
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The 25 Best Performances Not Nominated for an Oscar in the 21st Century, From Kristen Stewart to Andy Serkis

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The 25 Best Performances Not Nominated for an Oscar in the 21st Century, From Kristen Stewart to Andy Serkis
Awards aren’t everything, but no one ever complained about having their hard work recognized. Consider that the impetus behind this list, which looks beyond awards season to shine a spotlight on the performances that have most affected us — if not necessarily the Academy — over the last 17 years. Some were contenders that got snubbed, while others were too out-there to ever be considered; all are worth praising.

Many others were and are, too — so many, in fact, that 25 spots weren’t enough for them all. Consider Denis Lavant’s bravura turn in “Holy Motors” or Maggie Gyllenhaal’s brilliant work in “Secretary,” among so many others, and remember that the first nine months of every moviegoing year feature plenty of performances worth remembering.

25. Jeon Do-yeon, “Secret Sunshine”

Lee Chang-dong movies abound in stellar performances — see also Yoon Jeong-hee in “Poetry” and Sol Kyung-gu and Moon So-ri in “Oasis” — but none
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Trailer Watch: A Celebration Goes Off the Rails in Sally Potter’s “The Party”

The Party

A star-studded cast swaps barbs in a UK trailer for “The Party.” Described as “a comedy wrapped around a tragedy,” the black and white Sally Potter film features Patricia Clarkson (“House of Cards”), Emily Mortimer (“Doll & Em”), Kristin Scott Thomas (“The English Patient”), Cherry Jones (“Transparent”), Cillian Murphy (“The Dark Knight” trilogy), Bruno Ganz (“Downfall”), and Timothy Spall (“Denial”).

Janet (Scott Thomas) and Bill (Spall) are hosting a dinner party, but the latter seems both dazed and distracted. He waits until the guests arrive to say, rather formally, “I have an announcement.” We aren’t privy to what that announcement is, but it seems bad. Janet responds by saying she could “kill him.” And Bill and Janet are far from the only sources of drama.

One guest is described as “ridiculously handsome” but “a wanker.” Another is told his “cliches are unbearable.” Some of the exchanges are playful, and others are outright hostile. “I believe in truth and reconciliation,” Janet claims, before becoming overwhelmed with anger and biting herself. It seems like everyone is having a meltdown or on the verge of one.

“As people’s illusions about themselves and each other go up in smoke, along with the canapes, ‘The Party’ becomes a night that began with champagne but ends with blood on the floor,” the film’s official synopsis hints.

The Party” was very warmly received at the Berlinale, and currently boasts a 100 percent “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film opens in the UK October 13. A U.S. release date has yet to be announced, but “The Party” is expected to hit North American theaters sometime in February 2018.

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Trailer Watch: A Celebration Goes Off the Rails in Sally Potter’s “The Party” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Heavenly Harmonies: The Soundtrack of Wim Wenders' "Wings of Desire"

“When a child was a child…”A man’s voice is heard, reading out words as they are written in thick ink on paper.…it didn’t know it was a child”He continues, some of the words delivered in sing-song, joyfully, as if they were a children’s nursery song:“Everything was full of life/And all life was one...”His voice is friendly voice; a comforting voice; a voice that we will soon learn belongs to Damiel (Bruno Ganz), an angel who watches over the city of Berlin and its inhabitants with the curiosity and reverence of a child. Damiel has such deep affection for human life that he is willing to eschew immortality for earthly pleasures and the most intoxicating human experience of all: love. Both Damiel’s voice and those of the humans he consoles and studies feature prominently on the film’s soundtrack, sometimes in isolation,
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Chile’s Growing Film Festival Scene: Sanfic Announces Lineup

Chile’s Growing Film Festival Scene: Sanfic Announces Lineup
The thirteenth edition of Santiago International Film Festival, Sanfic (August 20–27, 2017), the largest film festival in Chile, will present more than 100 international and Chilean films, including productions shown and awarded in festivals such as Cannes, Berlin and Venice. Among the feature films will be 7 world and 14 Latin American premieres.

Sanfic (Santiago International Film Festival) is opening the festival to international press this year with Variety Dailies and important international guests for their Sanfic Industry section. Guest attending include Kim Yutani (Sundance programmer), Javier Martin (Berlinale delegate), Molly O ́Keefe (Tribeca Film Institute — fiction features) and Estrella Araiza (Industry director of Guadalajara Iff), to name a few. Matt Dillon is its special guest along with the renowned director of photography Rainer Klausmann.

The Summit starring Ricardo Darín, Dolores Fonzi and Erica Rivas, with an appearance of Christian Slater and renowned Chilean actors Paulina Garcia and Alfredo Castro

The opening film of the
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White walls by Anne-Katrin Titze

Barbet Schroeder speaks about the influence of Walter Benjamin and Raoul Hausmann on Amnesia and Ibiza Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Barbet Schroeder in our conversation remembers his famous grandfather Hans Prinzhorn, Walter Benjamin in San Antonio, Raoul Hausmann and the fascinating water system of Ibiza architecture, employing a time frame in Amnesia (for Marthe Keller, Max Riemelt, Bruno Ganz, Corinna Kirchhoff, Fermí Reixach, Marie Leuenberger, Joel Basman) going ten years back to 1990 after the fall of the Berlin Wall, More and the music of Pink Floyd.

Jo (Max Riemelt): "Basically, it's cubes and every cube can collect the water."

Anne-Katrin Titze: Let's talk about the spirit of place. The house on Ibiza for me resembled the mood of Georgia O'Keeffe's house in New Mexico. Despite the fact that the landscape is very different. Can you tell me a bit about the house in Amnesia?

Barbet Schroeder: The architecture of
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Forget me not by Anne-Katrin Titze

Marthe Keller stars in Barbet Schroeder's Amnesia

Barbet Schroeder's Amnesia, starring Marthe Keller and Max Riemelt with Bruno Ganz, Corinna Kirchhoff, Fermí Reixach, Marie Leuenberger, and Joel Basman is a supremely personal chamber piece by the filmmaker who brought us Hollywood films such as Reversal Of Fortune (which won Jeremy Irons an Oscar), Barfly (Faye Dunaway, Mickey Rourke) or Single White Female (Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh), who worked with Jacques Rivette and Jean-Luc Godard and directed an episode of Mad Men.

Barbet Schroeder with Anne-Katrin Titze on Nelly Quettier: "She's a great editor." Photo: Steven Beeman

In New York before the opening, Barbet spoke with me about his editing on a "huge white wall" with Nelly Quettier (Terror's Advocate, Claire Denis' Beau Travail, Ursula Meier's Home, Léos Carax's Holy Motors), a Nanni Moretti-like Mia Madre idea, Walter Benjamin and Raoul Hausmann, the mood of Georgia O'Keeffe's house,
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Martin Landau, Legendary ‘Ed Wood’ and ‘North by Northwest’ Actor, Dies at 89

Martin Landau, Legendary ‘Ed Wood’ and ‘North by Northwest’ Actor, Dies at 89
Martin Landau, a screen giant who brought his one-of-a-kind talents to Hollywood for more than 60 years, has died at 89. TMZ first reported the news, stating that the actor died yesterday of “unexpected complications” after briefly being hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center.

Read MoreGeorge Romero, Horror Icon and ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Director, Dies at 77

Landau won a richly deserved Academy Award for his role as Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton’s “Ed Wood,” having previously been nominated for both “Crimes and Misdemeanors” and “Tucker: The Man and His Dream”; he also had three Golden Globes, six Emmy nominations, a BAFTA nod and several lifetime achievement awards to his name. More than that, though, he had an inimitable screen presence that both delighted and, when called for, unsettled.

Landau first came to wide attention for his performance in Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest,” going on to appear in “Cleopatra,
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New Alain Tanner Retrospective Running At The Metrograph

We live in remarkable times, us film aficionados. Across the country it seems as though repertory theaters and art houses are opening at a never-before-seen rate and streaming services are seemingly even more prevalent. And with this comes the great honor of being part of a generation of rediscovery. Maybe you’re in middle America just now discovering Jean Renoir, or happen to be living in The Big Apple, and now have the chance to discover the work of an underrated titan of world cinema.

Starting earlier this week (and ending on 7/23), The Metrograph in New York City is introducing a new generation of film fans to the work of Geneva-born auteur Alain Tanner. Launching his career with 1969’s Charles, Dead or Alive, Tanner would go on to create an oeuvre full of outsiders, leftist politics and some of the most singular works of the golden age of world cinema.
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Donald Trump Is Not Like Hitler, Says the Director of ‘Downfall’

Donald Trump Is Not Like Hitler, Says the Director of ‘Downfall’
Oliver Hirschbiegel’s 2004 drama “Downfall” was the definitive portrait of Adolf Hitler at the end of WWII, examining the dictator during his final days as he ran out of options. It also provided fodder for one of the greatest viral memes of all time — the “Downfall” parody videos, which position fake subtitles over a pivotal scene in which Hitler (Bruno Ganz) lashes out at his staff upon realizing that he’s lost the war. Over the years, Hitler has lashed out over topics ranging from Oasis splitting up to Ben Affleck getting cast as the Batman.

While this wasn’t part of Hirschbiegel’s plan, the video does speak to his skills as a filmmaker, given that the scene is filled with pregnant pauses and sudden bursts of anger that make it the perfect template for so many circumstances.

Read More: ’13 Minutes’ Trailer: ‘Downfall’ Director Oliver Hirschbiegel Dramatizes the Failed
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