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A still from Qissa
Q issa, that premieres at Toronto International Film Festival in September, is the culmination of a 12-year long ‘exile’ period for Geneva-based filmmaker Anup Singh.
Set in post-colonial India, Qissa tells the story of Umber Singh, a Sikh, who is forced to flee his village due to ethnic cleansing at the time of partition in 1947.
In an interview to Nandita Dutta, Singh describes his journey of making Qissa, why audiences will relate to it easily, and why he hopes to be invited for a Punjabi meal after the world premiere at Toronto!
How did Qissa originate? You were born in Tanzania and currently live in Switzerland. What drew you towards writing a story about partition and displacement in Punjab?
Qissa had been flickering within me from that terrible day my parents, my two younger sisters and I had to leave forever the city of my birth, »
- Nandita Dutta
The ensemble cast of director Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac are all featured in the latest promo art, which features actors such as Willem Dafoe and Shia Labeouf in several provocative poses. Zentropa Entertainment and Nordisk Film also announced today that the film will have its world premiere in Copenhagen, Denmark this December. Check it out, then read the official press release for more details.
Whether Lars von Trier would return to Cannes with Nymphomaniac has been the subject of speculations ever since the project was announced. Even when the producer publicly announced a timeline that didn't allow for the film to be ready for screening in May, many were still looking for Trier's two-part work on the Official Competition Lineup for Cannes 2013, when it was revealed. Continued speculations are now directed towards the next question: When will Nymphomaniac have its world premiere?
Zentropa Entertainments and domestic distributor Nordisk Film »
Magnolia Pictures has snatched the Us rights for Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac after a buyers-only event screening a promo based on material from the film's first part. The deal was negotiated between Magnolia's Svp of Acquisitions, Dori Begley and Director of Acquisitions, Peter van Steemburg and TrustNordisk's CEO, Rikke Ennis and Head of Sales, Susan Wendt.
Here's what Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles had to say about the acquisition.
"After the tremendous and never predictable experience of distributing Melancholia, we couldn't be more excited to be working with Mr. von Trier again on the Nymphomaniac films. He's such an exciting and talented filmmaker-it's an honor and a thrill to be associated with his world."
Magnolia Pictures is the theatrical and home entertainment distribution arm of the Wagner/Cuban Companies, a vertically-integrated group of media properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban that also includes the Landmark Theatres chain and Axs TV. »
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