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Venice 2014. Lineup

25 July 2014 12:21 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The Venice International Film Festival is in the process announcing the lineup for its 71st edition. Here's what we know so far:

Competition

The Cut (Fatih Akin)

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Roy Andersson)

99 Homes (Ramin Bahrani)

Tales (Rakhshan Bani E'temad)

La rancon de la gloire (Xavier Beauvois)

Hungry Hearts (Saverio Costanzo)

Le dernier coup de marteau (Alix Delaporte)

Pasolini (Abel Ferrara)

Manglehorn (David Gordon Green)

Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance (Alejandro González Iñárritu)

Three Hearts (Benoît Jacquot)

The Postman's White Nights (Andrei Konchalovsky)

Il Giovane Favoloso (Mario Martone)

Sivas (Kaan Mujdeci)

Anime Nere (Francesco Munzi)

Good Kill (Andrew Niccol)

Loin des hommes (David Oelhoffen)

The Look of Silence (Joshua Oppenheimer)

Nobi (Shinya Tsukamoto)

Red Amnesia (Wang Xiaoshuai) 

Out Of Competition

Joe Date. Photo by Evan Dickson.

Words with Gods (Guillermo Arriaga, Emir Kusturica, Amos Gitai, Mira Nair, Warwick Thornton, Hector Babenco, Bahman Ghobadi, »

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Al Pacino, Ethan Hawke and Laika's 'Boxtrolls' are heading for Venice

24 July 2014 2:25 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Films by David Gordon Green, Andrew Niccol and Abel Ferrara will bring world premieres to the Lido di Venezia this year, as the Venice Film Festival has announced its selections for the 71st edition of the oldest such event in the world. Green's "Manglehorn" with Al Pacino, Niccol's "Good Kill" with Ethan Hawke and Ferrara's "Pasolini" with Willem Dafoe promise to bring a fair share of star power to the event, while actors such as Viggo Mortensen, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver feature in films sprinkled throughout the Competition. "The Act of Killing" director Joshua Oppenheimer will also continue his look at the Indonesian genocide with a new documentary, "The Look of Silence." Playing out of competition are films by Barry Levinson ("The Humbling," also starring Pacino), James Franco ("The Sound and the Fury") and Lisa Cholodenko ("Olive Kitteridge"), while Focus Features will bring the new Laika film, "The Boxtrolls, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Latest From Ozon, Bahrani, Baumbach, Gordon Green, Petzold & Hansen-Løve Heading to Tiff…Telluride & Venice

22 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Much like back to school sales in mid July, in our books, Tiff’s first announcement wave reminds us that the end of summer is upon us (we heart fall film festival bliss) and it also gets our team of journalists heading to Tiff in Charlie Foxtrot pickle of a situation as the Docs, Midnight Madness, Vanguard & Wavelengths get revealed in the weeks to come making for scheduling overload. Of star-struck, tickets sale friendly list of showy red carpet items mentioned today, we find our usual set of Oscar bait items (how odd that Quebecois helmers Jean-Marc Vallee and Philippe Falardeau both present tear-jerker items with Reese Witherspoon), acquisitions titles, and more importantly, our first look at items that are pretty much guaranteed a showing at this year’s Telluride and Venice Film Festivals. On tap, we have Mia Hansen-Løve’s Eden, Christian Petzold’s Phoenix, Noah Baumbach’s While »

- Eric Lavallee

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Toronto 2014 unveils first wave

22 July 2014 8:50 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) has fired its awards season opening salvo, announcing a slew of world premieres for the September edition, which will close with Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos.Scroll down for full list

Not to be outdone by the New York Film Festival, which has staked a claim to the world premieres of Gone Girl and Inherent Vice, and Venice, which will open with Birdman, artistic director Cameron Bailey and his team announced on Tuesday (22) close to 50 galas and special presentations.

Two factors are certain to ratchet up the sense of anticipation heading into September. Most of these titles are without Us distribution and that said, it remains to be seen which films will qualify for a coveted first-weekend slot.

Tiff top brass made it clear earlier this year that any title that sneaks into Telluride will be forced to screen after the first four days of the festival. Tiff runs from »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Venice Days unveils 2014 line-up

22 July 2014 8:11 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Shawn Christensen’s Before I Disappear in 12-strong competition line-up.Scroll down for full list

Venice Days (Aug 27 to Sept 6) has unveiled the line-up for its 11th edition, opening with Kim Ki-Duk’s One On One and closing with Alex de la Iglesia’s footballer documentary, Messi.

The 11-day event, which runs as an independent sidebar of the Venice Film Festival, will play 12 features in competition – the first time Venice Days has hosted a competitive element.

Those competing for the €20,000 ($27,000) Venice Days Award, split between the winning director and international distributor of the film, include Shawn Christensen’s SXSW winner Before I Disappear; Guy Myhill’s The Goob; and Laurent Cantet’s Return to Ithaca.

The jurors for the Venice Days Award will be 28 young participants – one from each of the 28 EU member countries.

A total of 678 feature films were submitted between January and July. Including films viewed at festivals and markets, a total of »

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

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Toronto Film Festival lineup announced -- Breaking

22 July 2014 7:47 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The 39th Toronto International Film Festival has announced its initial slate of galas and special presentations, which includes 37 world premieres and several films with Oscar ambitions. The Judge, which stars Robert Downey Jr. as a big-city lawyer who reluctantly returns home and ends up defending his revered father (Robert Duvall) against criminal charges, will have its world premiere in Toronto. His Avengers pal, Chris Evans, will unveil his own directorial debut in Toronto, titled Before We Go.

Also noteworthy: James Gandolfini’s final film, The Drop, which also stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace; another Jason Reitman Toronto world premiere, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington’s ‘Equalizer,’ Kate Winslet’s ‘A Little Chaos’

22 July 2014 7:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Toronto International Film Festival has announced over 40 titles — a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international art-house fare — screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer,” a pair of Reese Witherspoon projects and closing night film “A Little Chaos,” Alan Rickman’s period pic starring Kate Winslet as a landscape gardener assigned to construct the garden at Versailles.

World-preeming Galas announced this morning at the Tiff Bell Lightbox also include “Pawn Sacrifice,” Ed Zwick’s biopic on the legendary Cold War-era chess match between Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber), and “Black and White,” Mike Binder’s tale of a grieving widower (Kevin Costner) in a custody battle, as well as WB fall releases “The Judge” (Robert Downey Jr.) and Shawn Levy’s dysfunctional family comedy-drama “This Is Where I Leave You.”

International titles world-preeming on the »

- Jennie Punter

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Tiff 2014: Complete 2014 Toronto Film Festival Lineup Announced

22 July 2014 7:32 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

This morning the first wave of the 2014 Toronto Film Festival lineup was announced and so far it's an impressive list of films including films from Noah Baumbach, Mike Leigh, David Gordon Green, Jason Reitman, Bennett Miller, David Cronenberg, Antoine Fuqua, Edward Zwick, Mikael Roskam, David Dobkin and many others. One surprising detail is there was no announcement of an opening film so along with everything below there is still at least one biggie on the way, and while they say it has nothing to do with their "premiere" mandate, I wouldn't be surprised if it might be Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Birdman and they're waiting to see if it will be the North American premiere. Then again, could Birdman open both Toronto and Venicec But what else could it bec Maybe David Ayer's Furyc No chance for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar... or is therec Probably the films announced so far »

- Brad Brevet

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'Wild,' 'The Judge' and 'The Equalizer' among initial 2014 Toronto Film Festival premieres

22 July 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Toronto International Film Festival announced its initial wave of 2014 premieres and galas this morning and it features some familiar awards titles, some big stars and some unexpected studio titles. Among the major studio films, David Dobkin's "The Judge" with Robert Downey Jr. and Antoine Fuqua's "The Equalizer" each received gala slots and should premiere over the festival's opening weekend. Other announced galas so far include Bennett Miller's acclaimed "Foxcatcher," which debuted at Cannes, and Mike Binder's "Black and White" starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer and Anthony Mackie. Toronto has also scheduled special gala screenings for David Cronenberg's "Map to the Stars" with Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson, François Ozon's "The New Girlfriend," Ed Zwick's "Pawn Sacrifice" with Tobey Maguire, Lone Scherfig's "The Riot Club," Jean-Marc Vallée's "Wild," Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano's "Samba" and Shawn Levy's "This is Where I Leave You »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Venice Days Sidebar Includes Shawn Christensen, Laurent Cantet, Kim Ki-Duk

22 July 2014 6:06 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Ahead of Thursday’s announcement of the Venice Film Festival competition lineup, the parallel Venice Days section has presented its roster. As previously noted, Kim Ki-duk’s revenge drama One On One will open the section out of competition. The Korean helmer’s Pieta won the Golden Lion in 2012. Closing the section is Alex De La Iglesia’s documentary about Argentine football great Lionel Messi. Titled Messi, the film uses reconstructions, archival material and interviews to trace the player’s rise to stardom. Among the competition titles is the world premiere of Palme d’Or winner Laurent Cantet’s Return To Ithaca. Set in Havana, the […] »

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Daily | Venice Days 2014 Lineup

22 July 2014 5:59 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

New films by Laurent Cantet, Christophe Honoré, Kim Ki-duk, Alex de la Iglesia and, in the "Women's Tales" program, So Yong Kim and Miranda July, are lined up for the 11th edition of Venice Days, running from August 27 through September 6. A new Venice Days Award will be presented by a jury of 28 young viewers, one from each of the 28 EU member countries, participating in the "28 Times Cinema" program. All first films will be competing for the Lion of the Future - Luigi De Laurentiis Prize for the best debut film in the entire Venice Film Festival. » - David Hudson »

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Venice Film Festival Venice Days Section Unveils Diverse Lineup

22 July 2014 5:19 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — The Venice Film Festival’s independently run Venice Days, modeled on Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, has unveiled its lineup of 14 pics unspooling in the official selection which sees known names screening alongside emerging helmers, including U.S. writer-director Shawn Christensen whose “Before I Disappear” (pictured) is making its international bow.

As previously announced, the out-of-competition opener is prolific South Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk’s multiple murder thriller “One On One,” about the brutal rape and murder of a schoolgirl, which is launching internationally from the Lido after being released in South Korea.

The closer, also not competing, is “Messi,” a docu-feature portrait of hot Argentine soccer player Leo Messi, helmed by Spain’s Alex De La Iglesia and written by Jorge Valdano, a former prominent member of the Argentine team who went on to become a sports journalist as well as a manager and sports director of Spain’s Real Madrid club. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Jailed Iranian Director Mahnaz Mohammadi Sparks Mounting International Outrage

19 June 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Concern is mounting in the international film community over Iranian director, actress and women’s rights activist Mahnaz Mohammadi who on June 7th reportedly began serving a five year sentence in Iran’s Evin Prison, on the outskirts of Tehran, on charges of “plotting against state security” and “propaganda” against the Iranian regime.

The charges are purportedly prompted in part by allegations that she shot documentaries for the banned BBC Persian service and other Western outlets, and also worked for Al-Jazeera, besides her work on a docu about the disputed 2009 presidential elections that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the time claimed to have won.

The Evin prison, known for its political activist wing, is sometime referred to in Iran as “Evin University” due to the number of intellectuals who have been detained there.

“I have never worked with the BBC, and none of my films have ever been broadcasted on this network, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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'Crouching Tiger,' 'Howards End,' 'Talk to Her': the best of Sony Pictures Classics

16 June 2014 10:07 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Sony Pictures Classics honchos Michael Barker and Tom Bernard have been feted up one side and down the other lately. The duo celebrated 20 years of Spc in 2012 and have received awards from the Museum of the Moving Image and the Gotham Awards as of late. Tonight they will receive the Los Angeles Film Festival's Spirit of Independence Award as the love keeps pouring in. Given that we recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of Fox Searchlight — another crucial entity in the indie film space — it seemed like we were over due for a similar appreciation of Sony Classics' 22 years of output. The interesting thing, though, is that unlike Searchlight, there isn't necessarily anything outwardly identifiable about Sony Classics films as, well, "Sony Classics films." They all have a strong whiff of good taste but they don't have the heavy marketing footprint of some of the studio's contemporaries. Barker and Bernard's cinephile passion is always evident, »

- Gregory Ellwood, Guy Lodge, Kristopher Tapley

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Eat Your Bones wins Jean Vigo Prize

16 June 2014 4:16 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Feature set against the backdrop of traveller community in France premiered at Cannes in Directors’ Fortnight

Jean-Charles Hue’s Eat Your Bones (Mange Tes Morts), set against the backdrop of France’s Yeniche traveller community, has won France’s Jean Vigo for 2014.

The hybrid film, mixing a documentary style with elements of the noir and western genres, is inspired by the real-life Dorkel gypsy family living on the outskirts of Paris which Hue has been following since 2003.

A number of Hue’s previous works including his feature The Lord’s Ride (La Bm de Seigneur) were also set against the backdrop of the community.

Eat Your Bones revolves around three Yeniche brothers who hijack a truck full of copper. The film’s title is a Yeniche insult implying the recipient has betrayed his or her ancestors.

The film is produced by Thierry Lounas of Capricci Films which is also selling the film internationally.

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Mohammadi starts prison sentence

13 June 2014 7:06 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Director re-imprisoned over the weekend in notorious Evin jail.

Concerns are growing for Iranian filmmaker and women’s rights activist Mahnaz Mohammadi following reports she started a five-year jail sentence in Iran’s notorious Evin prison on the outskirts of Tehran last weekend.

The filmmaker was given a five-year prison sentence earlier this year on charges of being involved in “a plot against state security” and producing “propaganda against the government”.

She was first arrested in July 2011 on charges linked to her work with the Western media outlets such as the BBC, Al Jazeera, Radio France and Voice of America. She was imprisoned briefly before being placed under house arrest.

There has been no official statement on her incarceration in Evin but sources close to the filmmaker in Paris say she was taken into custody on June 7.

The French Directors Guild (Sfr) launched a petition on Thursday [June 12] calling for Mohammadi’s release.

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Mohammadi starts five-year prison sentence

13 June 2014 7:06 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Director re-imprisoned over the weekend in notorious Evin jail.

Concerns are growing for Iranian filmmaker and women’s rights activist Mahnaz Mohammadi following reports she started a five-year jail sentence in Iran’s notorious Evin prison on the outskirts of Tehran last weekend.

The filmmaker was given a five-year prison sentence earlier this year on charges of being involved in “a plot against state security” and producing “propaganda against the government”.

She was first arrested in July 2011 on charges linked to her work with the Western media outlets such as the BBC, Al Jazeera, Radio France and Voice of America. She was imprisoned briefly before being placed under house arrest.

There has been no official statement on her incarceration in Evin but sources close to the filmmaker in Paris say she was taken into custody on June 7.

The French Directors Guild (Sfr) launched a petition on Thursday [June 12] calling for Mohammadi’s release.

“We are greatly »

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Cannes: ‘Refugiado’ Sells To France and Argentina (Exclusive)

21 May 2014 8:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes– Diego Lerman’s “Refugiado,” which world-premieres at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight, has been acquired by Patagonik and Disney for Argentina and Haut et Court for France.

Campo Cine, which led produced the movie, closed the deal with Patagonik and Disney. Paris-based shingle Memento International sold the pic to Haut et Court, the leading arthouse company behind the Palme d’Or with Laurent Cantet’s “The Class” and this year’s Un Certain Regard’s opening film “Party Girl.” “Refugiado” turns on the journey of a mother and her seven-year old son on the run throught Argentina to escape a violent husband. The fourth feature from Lerman, “Refugiado” has received funding from Paris-based Backup Media’s new B Media Global fund.    Memento previously sold to film to Haut et Court for France, Trigon for Switzerland, Caramel for Spain and Wiesner Distribution for   Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Panama and Dominican Republic. “Refugiado »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Funny Balloons Charms Buyers with Cantet’s ‘Ithaca’ (Exclusive)

19 May 2014 1:05 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Peter Danner’s Funny Balloons has charmed Cannes buyers with Cuba-set “Return to Ithaca,” directed by Laurent Cantet, best known for his Palme d’Or-winning “The Class.”

The film pre-sold to the U.K. (Network), Italy (Lucky Red), Spain (Golem), Portugal (Midas), Greece (Strada), Brazil (Imovision) and Benelux (Cineart via Panache Prods.).

“Ithaca” was produced by Full House. Orange Studio, Haut et Court and Funny Balloons co-produce; Haut et Court will distribute in France.

Written with Cantet and Cuban novelist Leonardo Padura,“Ithaca” centers around five old friends who get together on a Havana rooftop-terrace to celebrate the return of one them from a 16-year exile.

Another highlight on Funny Balloons’ slate: Abel Ferrara’s “Pasolini,” starring Willem Dafoe.

Pic was produced by France’s Capricci, Belgium’s Tarantula and Italy’s Urania Pictures backed by Arte Cinema, Eurimages, Canal Plus and the Wallimage film fund.

In Cannes, Funny Balloons »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Cannes: What Films Could be on Their Way to Venice?

19 May 2014 11:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With Cannes past its midpoint, a major guessing game on the Croisette is: What’s going to Venice?

It’s a bit premature, because Venice topper Alberto Barbera and his team have yet to see plenty of what’s out there. However, two titles, Turkish-German auteur Fatih Akin’s “The Cut” and French helmer Benoit Jacquot’s “Three Hearts,” are believed to be locked in already, according to sources.

What’s sure is that there is no scarcity of promising pictures that could surface in a Lido slot. Fest runs Aug. 27-Sept. 6.

From the U.S. these include: J.C. Chandor’s thriller “A Most Violent Year,” with Alessandro Nivola and Jessica Chastain; David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” starring Ben Affleck; Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Birdman,” from Fox Searchlight; and David Gordon Green’s “Manglehorn,” in which Al Pacino plays an ex-con.

Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes” is also a possibility for a Lido launch, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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