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Weekly Rushes. 29 July 2015

16 hours ago | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.Above: the first trailer for controversial Hungarian Holocaust drama Son of Saul, a prizewinner at Cannes.You may have noticed that the first round of the Toronto International Film Festival's program has been revealed. We're particularly excited about news films by Johnnie To and Terence Davies.The 72nd Venice Film Festival lineup has been unveiled, and includes new films by Martin Scorsese, Marco Bellocchio, Jerzy Skolimowski, Aleksandr Sokurov, Frederick Wiseman, and more. The jury has also been announced: Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Hou Hsaio-hsien, Lynne Ramsay and others, all led by Alfonso Cuarón.Above: A film still from Prelude, a new film by Nathaniel Dorsky that will premiere during the New York Film Festival's retrospective of the director.David Davidson's Toronto Film Review is featuring an epic compendium of "interviews with cinephile directors, »

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The Venice Film Festival announces its lineup for the 2015 incarnation

19 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Venice Film Festival has become one of the longest-running events on the festival circuit, its veteran status giving it a level of prestige that has only been heightened by the films that have screened at the event. Having first started in 1932, a number of movies that have gone on to be classics have won prizes at the festival, including Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon, Satyajit Ray’s Aparajito, and Alain ResnaisLast Year at Marienbad. Interest in the festival’s lineup announcement has thus grown over the years, with many film fans curious to see what the organisers select to play at the event, due to its stature. The full lineup for the 2015 incarnation of the festival, the 72nd one in the festival’s history, has now been announced. The festival itself will run from September 2nd to the 12th, with a jury that includes Alfonso Cuarón, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Venice Fest Reveals Robust Lineup Featuring Hollywood Stars and International Auteurs

29 July 2015 2:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — The Venice Film Festival has unveiled a potentially strong lineup with enough studio/specialty titles toplining A-list stars — including Jake Gyllenhaal (“Everest”), Johnny Depp (“Black Mass”) and Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”) — to boost its role as a classy awards-season platform, plus new works by Charlie Kaufman, Alexander Sokurov, Amos Gitai, Marco Bellocchio and many other high-caliber international auteurs.

As previously announced, Baltasar Kormakur’s mountain-climbing thriller “Everest” from Universal, starring Gyllenhaal, will open Venice out of competition on Sept. 2 — a nice coup for artistic director Alberto Barbera, segueing from “Birdman” as opener last year, and sci-fi thriller “Gravity” in 2013.

With Toronto less aggressive in its push to secure more world preems, Venice is bowing several hot titles — including Cary Fukunaga’s child-soldier drama “Beasts of No Nation,” Atom Egoyan’s “Remember” and Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” featuring Michael Keaton’s first post-“Birdman” screen appearance — that are subsequently Toronto-bound. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Mexican Oscar-Winning Filmmaker to Head Top Venice Jury: 3D Disaster Thriller to Open Fest

28 July 2015 2:28 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Everest' 2015, with Jake Gyllenhaal at the Venice Film Festival. What global warming? Venice Film Festival 2015 jury: Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón president The 2015 Venice Film Festival, to be held Sept. 2–12, has announced the members of its three main juries: Venezia 72, Horizons, and the Luigi De Laurentiis Award for Best Debut Film. In case you're wondering, "Why Venezia 72"? Well, the simple answer is that this is the 72nd edition of the festival. Looking at the lists below, you'll notice that, as usual, Europeans dominate the award juries. The only two countries from the Americas represented are the U.S. and Mexico, and here and there you'll find a sprinkling of Asian film talent. Golden Lion jury The Golden Lion – Venezia 72 Competition – jury is comprised by the following: Jury President Alfonso Cuarón, the first Mexican national to take home the Best Director Academy Award (for the Sandra Bullock-George Clooney »

- Anna Robinson

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Venice International Film Festival Names Juries to Join Presidents Cuaron, Demme and Constanzo

27 July 2015 3:11 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The three juries at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival (September 2-12,  2015) are: the Venezia 72 Competition; The Orizzonti; and the “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for Best Debut Film.   Venezia 72 Competition Jury: President, Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón, who debuted his Oscar-winning "Gravity" opening night at Venice, has often participated in the Venice Film Festival, where in 2001 he presented "Y tu mama también." He was in competition again in 2006 with "Children of Men."  French author, screenwriter and director Emmanuel Carrère, author of the bestsellers "Limonov" (2011) and "Le Royaume" (2015) among many others.Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, winner of the 2014 Cannes Palme d’Or for "Winter Sleep"Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski ("Ida") winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2015Italian »

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Daily | August, Decker, Emigholz

27 July 2015 9:04 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

We knew that Alfonso Cuarón would be presiding over the competition jury at the 72nd Venice Film Festival (September 2 through 12); as of today, we know that the other members are Elizabeth Banks, Emmanuel Carrère, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Diane Kruger, Francesco Munzi, Pawel Pawlikowski and Lynne Ramsay. On the Orizonti (Horizons) jury: Jonathan Demme (President), Anita Caprioli, Fruit Chan, Alix Delaporte and Paz Vega. And awarding a debut film will be Saverio Costanzo (President), Charles Burnett, Roger Garcia, Natacha Laurent and Daniela Michel. Also in today's news: Josephine Decker, Miguel Arteta and Heinz Emigholz. » - David Hudson »

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Venice reveals 2015 juries

27 July 2015 6:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Competition jury includes Elizabeth Banks, Lynne Ramsay, Diane Kruger and Hou Hsiao-hsien.

The Venice Film Festival (Sept 2-12) has revealed the members of its three international juries -  Venezia 72, Orizzonti (Horizons) and ‘Luigi De Laurentiis’ Venice Award for Best Debut Film.

The Venezia 72 Competition jury, headed by Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón, will comprise:

French author, screenwriter and director Emmanuel Carrère, author of bestsellers Limonov (2011) and Le Royaume (2015);

Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for Winter Sleep;

Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski, director of Ida, winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film earlier this year;

Italian director Francesco Munzi, in competition at last year’s Venice with Black Souls, winner of nine David di Donatello awards from the Italian Academy;

Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien, winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice 1989 for A City of Sadness, and in competition at this year’s Cannes »

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

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Venice Fest Recruits Elizabeth Banks, Diane Kruger to Prominent Jury Roster

27 July 2015 3:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – The Venice Film Festival has announced the full roster of its main jury that will comprise Elizabeth Banks and Diane Kruger alongside Turkish auteur and 2014 Palme d’Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Poland’s Pawel Pawlikowski, who directed “Ida,” winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

Rounding out the fest’s main jury are French author, screenwriter and director Emmanuel Carrere; Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien, who won best director at Cannes this year for “The Assassin”; Italian director Francesco Munzi (“Black Souls”); and British director and screenwriter Lynne Ramsay (“We Need To Talk About Kevin”).

As previously announced, Alfonso Cuaron will serve as jury president.

Venice has also announced jury members of its Horizons section, dedicated to more cutting edge fare and headed by Jonathan Demme.

They are:

French director and screenwriter Alix Delaporte, who made a splash on the Lido last year »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Harry Potter: original director wants to make another

22 July 2015 10:52 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Chris Columbus would be interesting in making a fresh Harry Potter film, picking up the story of Harry, Ron and Hermione...

It's a long time since director Chris Columbus launched the Harry Potter movie series. He directed the first two films in the series - Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets - before handing the controls over to Alfonso Cuaron, Mike Newell and David Yates for the subsequent movies.

Columbus is just about to release his new feature, Pixels, and while promoting that, he's revealed that he'd been keen to revisit the world of Potter.

Chatting to Entertainment Weekly radio, he said that "I would love to go back and do another one".

"Not Fantastic Beasts as much, which I think is going to be amazing", he said, referring to the new spin-off trilogy about to go before the cameras, and set »

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Venice Film Fest Taps Two Auteurs as Jury Presidents

22 July 2015 1:08 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

American director Jonathan Demme will head the Orizzonti, or Horizons, section dedicated to world cinema that awards prizes for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor or Actress, Best Short and a Special Jury award. Meanwhile, Italian helmer Saverio Costanzo will lead the Luigi di Laurentiis jury, which awards the Lion of the Future to a debut film. Accompanied by a cash prize of $100,000 split between the director and producer, this is the Venice equivalent of Cannes' Camera d'Or. Ahead of Venice, Demme will take his new film, Meryl Streep-starrer "Ricki and the Flash," to the Locarno Film Festival in August. Also a Venice perennial, Costanzo's little-seen, effectively creepy domestic thriller "Hungry Hearts" won both Coppa Volpi awards last year: Best Actress for Alba Rohrwacher and Best Actor for Adam Driver. Read More: Venice Taps a Master Auteur to Lead Competition Jury As already announced, director Alfonso Cuarón will head up the Competition jury. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Jonathan Demme and Italy’s Saverio Costanzo Recruited To Head Venice Fest Horizons And Lion Of The Future Juries

22 July 2015 7:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

U.S. director Jonathan Demme and Italian auter Saverio Costanzo have been recruited for jury duty at the Venice International Film Festival, respectively as toppers of the jury for the Orizzonti section and for the Luigi di Laurentiis Venice Award for a Debut Film – Lion of the Future.

As previously announced, president of this year’s Venice competition jury is Alfonso Cuaron.

Demme is a Lido aficionado, having attended Venice with some of this standout films, including “Melvin and Howard) (1980); “The Manchurian Candidate” (2004); “Man from Plains,” “Rachel Getting Married”; and “I’m Caroline Parker: the Good, the Bad and the Beautiful” (2011).

Saverio Costanzo was last in Venice last year with “Hungry Hearts,” his fourth feature-length film, which was in competition and won Coppa Volpi acting awards for co-protags Alba Rohrwacher and Adam Driver.

The 72nd edition of Venice will be held on the Lido from September 2-12.

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- Nick Vivarelli

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Demme, Costanzo head Venice juries

22 July 2015 5:22 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The two directors will preside over the Orizzonti and Lion of the Future award, respectively.

Directors Johnathan Demme and Saverio Costanzo will head juries at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival (September 2-12).

Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) will lead the international jury in judging the Orizzonti section, which focuses on new trends in world cinema and presents awards for best film, best director and a special jury prize.

Costanzo (Hungry Hearts) is presiding over the “Luigi di Laurentiis” award for a debut film – ‘Lion of the Future’, which will award one prize of $100,000 to the best debut film (to be split evenly between director and producer) screened in any of the Venice competitions.

Costanzo presented Hungry Hearts at last year’s Biennale, where it won both Coppa Volpi awards: best actress for Alba Rohrwacher and best actor for Adam Driver.

Demme has brought several of his films to Venice in the past, including [link=tt »

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Jonathan Demme, Saverio Costanzo Get Venice Film Festival Jury Duty

22 July 2015 4:07 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Oscar-winning helmer Jonathan Demme and lauded Italian director Saverio Costanzo, whose Hungry Hearts was a major winner on the Lido last year, have been named presidents of the Horizons and Lion of the Future juries, respectively. As jury chairs, they join Alfonso Cuaron who was previously appointed head of the main competition panel at the Venice Film Festival. Demme will be logging time in Europe in the next month or so as his Meryl Streep-starrer Ricki And The Flash… »

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Platino Awards: Antonio Banderas Calls for a Latino Studio to ‘Steal Hollywood From Hollywood’

17 July 2015 1:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Marbella, Spain — Antonio Banderas put out a call Friday for the big Latino broadcast networks in the U.S. plus broadcasters in Latin America and Spain to band together and create a Hollywood-style Latino studio that could “steal Hollywood from Hollywood.”

“Broadcasters over all of Ibero-America [Latin America, Spain and Portugal] would make an annual contribution and receive in return a quantity of content,” said Banderas, talking to journalists a day before Saturday’s second Platino Awards, where he will receive an Honorary Platino Award.

“I haven’t discussed this with anybody, “ said of his Latino studio game-plan. But “Televisions need content. That’s quite clear. Together, broadcasters in the U.S. Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Honduras… could make 20-25 high-level movies a year which have theatrical exhibition, then TV transmission.”

In total speakers, “We have a market which is bigger than the U.S.,” Banderas said. “We just have to reach an agreement.” Banderas comments came, »

- John Hopewell

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Baltasar Kormakur’s ‘Everest’ to Open Venice Film Festival

8 July 2015 4:09 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Baltasar Kormakur’s mountain climbing thriller “Everest,” which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, will open the 72nd Venice Film Festival.

Buzz pic, set to bow out of competition on the Lido September 2, recaps the 1996 multi-expedition assault on Everest that left eight climbers dead. Gyllenhaal plays Scott Fischer, with Jason Clarke as Rob Hall, Josh Brolin as Beck Weathers, and John Hawkes as Doug Hansen.

It marks a nice coup for Venice artistic director topper Alberto Barbera, following “Birdman” as opener last year, and sci-fi thriller “Gravity” in 2013.

Euro exhibitors who got a closed-door screening of “Everest” at the CineEurope meet in Barcelona last week were impressed.

Producers are Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Baltasar Kormakur, Nicky Kentish Barnes, and Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson.

Jon Krakauer’s bestseller “Into Thin Air” chronicled the commercial expeditions that were caught in a blizzard on the mountain, but is »

- Nick Vivarelli

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100 Essential Action Scenes: Attacks!

11 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.

If you’ve seen a film montage in the last 10 years, then you’ve been witness to at least one of the scenes mentioned on this list: the vibrating water glass from Jurassic Park signaling the T-Rex prowling nearby. It’s the perfect type of image to tell the audience: something is coming. These flashes of exhilaration are fan-favorites, and it’s no surprise to see them featured prominently as the centerpieces for some of the greatest films ever. It’s the invasion when the aliens come out of the sky, the »

- Shane Ramirez

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7 movies we'd love to see get the Secret Cinema treatment

11 June 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

After the huge success of last year's Back to the Future run, Secret Cinema has now turned its attention to Star Wars with special screenings of The Empire Strikes Back running all summer.

Secret Cinema is still relatively green, so with more than 100 years of movie history at its disposal there's plenty of potential for future instalments to embrace more classics. Digital Spy picks out seven films we'd love to see get the Secret Cinema treatment.

1. Die Hard

Imagine a London skyscraper getting a Nakatomi Plaza-style makeover for a showing of Bruce Willis's '80s action movie classic?

Ok, so the immersive cinema experience of being held hostage by Hans Gruber and his goons might be mildly terrifying, but think of this more like live theatre with an actor playing John McClane and scuttling through the building. Participants would not be asked to: 1) walk barefoot over broken glass; 2) swing »

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Serene New Trailer For Adr1ft Channels Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, First-Person Title Slated For September

10 June 2015 9:42 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Watching Alfonso Cuarón’s adorned sci-fi epic Gravity, there are many things that come to mind. First and foremost, the vacuum of space is a dark and dangerous place, but there’s also an innate beauty lurking in the skies above us, and it’s this dichotomy that will underpin Three One Zero’s upcoming first-person experience (Fpx), Adr1ft.

Headed up by Adam Orth – yes, that “deal with it” Adam Orth – the mesmerizing title has unveiled a brand new trailer that confirms the studio’s plan to launch into orbit in September, missing out on the original summer 2015 release window by a very slight margin.

In the vein of Cuarón’s aforementioned masterclass, Adr1ft will have players floating through space as a helpless astronaut. Following a catastrophic event that rips apart your utopian space station, budding explorers will be busy fending off lethal debris and other hazards as »

- Michael Briers

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Is First Time Timur Bekmambetov's Gravity? [Trailer]

9 June 2015 8:43 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Russian producer Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Night Watch) is bringing what looks to be a thrilling space film in the same wheelhouse as Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity. Called First Time (or Vremya Pervyh), the movie is based on the true story of cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first man in space.

More specifically, First Time chronicles Leonov's arduous, five meter space walk from one part of the "Voskhod-2" to the another and with only 30 minutes of oxygen.

Synopsis:

March 18, 1965. For 77 days before the Americans went into space, the Soviet Union wins the technological race when Alexei Leonov first greeted earthlings from outer space, and, according to the chronicle, safely walked back to the ship. But these 5 meters to the gateway are the [Continued ...] »

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100 Essential Action Scenes: Battles & Combat

9 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.

Whether storming a beach or a besieging castle, marching on foot or charging on horseback, in a historical epic or a fantasy extravaganza, battles scenes are some of the most complex and intricately choreographed of all action scenes. Capable of zooming in to a one-on-one fight between two foes or zooming out to show a big picture look at the action–and featuring anywhere from dozens to hundreds to thousands of extras, either flesh and blood or digital–these are the scenes in which wars are fought, tides are turned, and glory is won. »

- Shane Ramirez

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