The creative team consists of 11 directors, 20 to 30 wonderful actors in main roles, top producers and screenwriters. The 11 directors will range from Dutch up-and-coming talents to internationally acclaimed directors from all over the world, including Koen Mortier, Paula van der Oest (“Zeus and Zo”), Barry Atsma, Shariff Nasr (“Oblivion”) and Atom Egoyan (“The Sweet Hereafter”). The Cities of Love family of directors already includes people like The Coen Brothers, Brett Ratner, Wes Craven, Guillermo Arriaga, Alexander Payne, as well as Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and more.
“Rotterdam, I Love You” will show the real Rotterdam, in all its rough beauty,
Variety’s Creative Impact in Animation honoree’s got Oscar cred with a nom for 2003’s animated short “Gone Nutty,” and an exclusive deal at Fox, where his BottleCap Prods. calls home.
Growing up in Rio de Janeiro afforded Saldanha with a unique perspective of the world, and in particular, how it would come to shape his animation and filmmaking instincts and aesthetic. “I was always a film buff,” Saldanha recalls. “Movies were always very special to me, but I never knew how to accomplish my goals.
Itaca Havana has provided production services to both. For “Transformers 5,” Itaca worked in tandem with producer Ricardo del Rio’s Art in Motion.
First up among the Itaca Havana productions is “Fatima,” based on the Juan Rulfo award-winning short story by Cuban novelist Miguel Barnet, which centers on a drag queen’s love story. It is directed by actor-helmer Jorge Perugorria who first shot to fame in Tomas Gutierrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabio’s Oscar-nominated 1993 gay drama “Fresa y Chocolate.
While his recent works have done little to sustain this, it’s still surprisingly difficult in the world of 2016 to readjust perceptions of Kusturica after his rapturous, wildly energetic early successes. And that constitutes further burden on his latest film – a highly self-indulgent, magical realist fairy tale of profoundly uneven quality.
Spanning fifteen years and harking back to the days of the civil war, On The Milky Road is the story of Kosta, a milkman who braves the path along the
The 24th Raindance Film Festival has revealed its line-up, with 90 feature films set to be screened in London September 21 – October 2.
This year’s jury will be comprised of Stephen Fry (V For Vendetta), Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous), Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake), Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch), Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies), Jack Davenport (Pirates Of The Caribbean), Nicholas Pinnock (Top Boy) and American artist David Datuna.
They will preside over awards for a competition line-up that features the international premiere of Stephen Elliott’s After Adderall, a semi-autobiographical story about the production of the film adaptation of Elliott’s memoirs. Receiving its European premiere will be Japanese director Yoshiyuki Kishi’s A Double Life, about a young woman who is assigned to follow a stranger.
Among the seven UK premieres playing in competition are Indian drama [link=tt
From Afar is the terrifically stylish work of first-time Venezuelan director Lorenzo Vigas: it won the Golden Lion at last year’s Venice film festival. The title hints at the movie’s emotional alienation but also a kind of rapture, a sense that the inspiration of love is nurtured by long-distance pining. It could also be inspired by Sergio Armstrong’s superbly controlled cinematography – particularly its enigmatic static shots and long shots that incidentally appear to show the influence of the film’s producer, Michel Franco. Vigas has co-written the movie with Guillermo Arriaga, the author of Babel, 21 Grams and Amores Perros, and their script perhaps has some of Arriaga’s weakness for twist-in-the-tail but without indulgence or tricksiness.
Lorenzo Vigas‘ film, co-written with former Iñárittu mainstay Guillermo Arriaga, will begin a U.S. run next month, courtesy of Strand. We were rather taken with From Afar, having said, “Powered by a sea of suppressed, unreciprocated feelings, From Afar beautifully describes the mechanisms of desire in what begins as an almost-love story that ends up something tragically different.
The shorts are also more literally linked together by sinewy montages of attractive people in Rio, smiling lightly like they’re advertising beer and sunlight. The shorts also share the unfortunately literal soundtrack, whose lyrics spell out any wispy themes
Rio, I Love You boasts a more impressive line up of directors that the last one, “New York, I Love You,” but nonetheless continues the series decline in quality from the first one. Directors include Paolo Sorrentino (“Youth”), Fernando Meirelles (“City of God”), and Sang-Soo Im (“The Housemaid”), among others, but none of them shine in this mixed-up film. Rather than having the stories start and end clearly, as in the first two films, several stories make false
This year’s festival promises another huge array of films originating from Latino countries all over the world, and runs from April 8th through the 21st. The kick-off film “Illusions S.A.” will be followed by a reception at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Chicago. For details and to purchase tickets click here.
’Illusions S.A.’ is the Opening Night Film at the 32ndst Chicago Latino Film Festival
Photo credit: Chicago Latino Film Festival
The Opening Night Capsule and the highlights of Week One are as follows…
Opening Night: “Illusions S.A.”
Starring Jaime Camil (“Jane the Virgin”) and set in Campeche, México in the 1950s, “Illusions S.A.” centers around an agency that turns your deepest fantasies,
It also proved one of their highlights. That was not perhaps so difficult. The series, which will air on Rai last quarter, and has already been renewed for a second season, is shot in the very same places the Medicis knew and frequented near six centuries ago: Costumes, decor, the embroidered cloth on which Cosimo and Contessina
The new trailer for Screen Media’s U.S. release of “Rio, I Love You” features Keitel asking “What is love, Felicia?” as part of a massive cast that includes Jason Isaacs, Emily Mortimer, Rodrigo Santoro, Basil Hoffman, Vincent Cassel, Fernanda Montenegro, Wagner Moura and Roberta Rodrigues.
The trailer is replete with voiceovers such as “I know what it is to have my heart broken” and “Real love — where does it come from?”
John Turturro — the only U.S. director on the project — directs himself and Vanessa Paradis in one of the 10 segments. Brazilian filmmakers include Carlos Saldanha, Fernando Meirelles, Jose Padilha and Andrucha Waddington. Im Sang-soo (Korea), Stephan Elliott (Austrialia), Paolo Sorrentino (Italy) and Guillermo Arriaga (Mexico) are among the helmers.
“Rio, I Love You” opens in New York on April 15 and in Los
The latest trailer — which arrives more than 18 months after an initial pair and the film’s premiere — is more promising, if only because it displays
Aftrs' new Black Talk series launched last week, with the highly entertaining Guillermo Arriaga (Babel, 21 Grams, Amores Perros) as guest.
Replacing Aftrs' Friday on My Mind program of Friday evening Q&A's, the series is hosted by the school's revamped Indigenous Unit, headed by Kyas Sherriff (formerly of Screen Australia's Indigenous Department).
Black Talk will be more irregular than Friday on My Mind, with a focus on "inspiring indigenous storytellers and filmmakers, and drawing them into the school", Sherriff tells If..
In addition "the series should be a place for industry to get a sense of what's going on in the black space".
Future sessions will be streamed, and Aftrs is looking at partnering with a major film festival to co-host the occasional talk.
Aside from the talks, the Indigenous Unit will
Last week Aftrs relaunched its Indigenous Unit with the first instalment of its Black Talk series..
The Unit's new head, Kyas Sherriff, hosted a session with Mexican writer Guillermo Arriaga (Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel), in town as a guest of Nitv.
Arriaga was in mischevious form, riffing for an hour on everything from his writing process, his fights with director Warwick Thornton, his creative divorce from Alejandro González Iñárritu, and the damage his "friend" Tarantino has had on cinema.
The screenwriter and novelist started the session off with a flourish, producing an aboriginal flag from his pocket and laying it in front of him, declaring "I want to show my love".
Arriaga was first brought to Australia by Sally Riley, who met Arriaga at the Sundance Labs the same year that Amores Perros bowed at the festival.
The initial program for 2016 will include the Black Talk series (similar to Aftrs Friday on My Mind), talent labs and Industry events.
Across the Aftrs curriculum, there will be an increased academic focus on Indigenous representation on Australian screen.
The school is also proposing an industry symposium on cultural diversity both on screen and behind the scenes.
The Black Talk series aims to engage the wider screen industry in an understanding of contemporary Indigenous storytelling.
The first Black Talk, on February 17, featured Mexican author, screenwriter, director and producer Guillermo Arriaga (writer of 21 Grams, Babel and Amores Perros)..
Arriaga, who is in Australia as a guest of Nitv, has a history of sharing his knowledge with Australian Indigenous filmmakers, including participating in a previous Screen Australia Workshop with published Indigenous novelists on the craft of writing for screen.
Indigenous filmmaker Warwick Thornton,
Bleecker Street will open Matt Ross’ recent Sundance world premiere starring Viggo Mortensen via theatrical roll-out on July 8. Lynette Howell, Jamie Patricof, Shivani Rawat, and Monica Levinson produced the story of an eccentric father to a clan of children in the Pacific Northwest.
Screen Media Films has acquired Us rights from WestEnd Films for the collaborative film Rio, I Love You, the third in the Cities Of Love trilogy featuring Paris Je t’Aime and New York I Love You. Rio, I Love You features ten short stories and their respective transitions of love in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Andrucha Waddington, Paolo Sorrentino, Fernando Meirelles, Stephan Elliott, John Turturro, Guillermo Arriaga, Sang-soo Im, Carlos Saldanha, Jose Padilha, Nadine Labaki, and Vicente Amorim direct a cast that includes Fernanda Montenegro, Emily Mortimer, and Vincent Cassel
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