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Camerimage unveils competition line-up, juries

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Birdman, Fury and Leviathan among main competition titles; Roland Joffé to preside over main jury.

Alejandro G Ińárritu, Yimou Zhang, Mike Leigh and Jean-Marc Vallée are among the directors with films screening in competition at the 22nd Camerimage (Nov 15-22), the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.

The main competition at the festival, held in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz, comprises:

Alejandro G Ińárritu’s Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance);  USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Emmanuel Lubezki

Yimou Zhang’s Coming Home (Gui lai); China, 2014; Cinematographer: Zhao Xiaoding

Richard Raymond’s Desert Dancer; UK, 2014; Cinematographer: Carlos Catalán Alucha

Lech J. Majewski’s Field of Dogs  - Onirica (Onirica - Psie pole); Poland, 2014; Cinematographers: Paweł Tybora and Lech J. Majewski

Krzysztof Zanussi’s Foreign Body (Obce cialo); Poland, Italy, Russia, 2014; Cinematographer: Piotr Niemyjski

David Ayer’s Fury; USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Roman Vasyanov

Tate Taylor’s Get on Up; USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Stephen Goldblatt

Łukasz Palkowski’s Gods (Bogowie); Poland, 2014; Cinematographer: »

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‘Fury,’ ‘Birdman’ Vie for Camerimage Prize

29 October 2014 9:35 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Camerimage, an international film festival based in Poland that focuses on the art of cinematography, has revealed the lineup of films selected for its main competition.

Among the U.S. titles competing are David Ayer’s “Fury,” Tate Taylor’s “Get on Up,” Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),” and Jean-Marc Vallee’s “Wild.”

U.K. titles include Stephen Daldry’s “Trash,” Richard Raymond’s “Desert Dancer,” and Mike Leigh’s “Mr. Turner.” Canada is repped by Xavier Dolan’s “Mommy.”

Other titles include Yimou Zhang’s “Coming Home” from China, Andrey Zvyagintsev’s “Leviathan” from Russia, Peter Brunner’s “My Blind Heart” from Austria, and Hany Abu-Assad’s “Omar” from Palestine.

Polish titles include Lech J. Majewski’s “Field of Dogs,” Krzysztof Zanussi’s “Foreign Body,” and Lukasz Palkowski’s “Gods.”

Camerimage Main Competition

Alejandro G. Inarritu’s “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” (U. »

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'Fury,' 'Wild' and 'Get on Up' in Camerimage Competition

29 October 2014 6:52 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

David Ayer's World War II drama Fury starring Brad Pitt, Jean-Marc Vallee's Wild with Reese Witherspoon and Tate Taylor's biopic Get on Up starring Chadwick Boseman as the late soul legend James Brown are among the titles that will be part of the competition lineup at this year's Camerimage film festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Other major names represented at the 22nd Camerimage include Stephen Daldry with his Brazilian-set Trash, Zhang Yimou with the Chinese drama Coming Home and Hany Abu-Assad with his Oscar-nominated, Palestine-set feature Omar. Read More 'Fury' and 9 Iconic War Movies The

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Rome & London Film Fest Winners

27 October 2014 7:11 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Manuel here to bring you some more film festival news. Toronto, Venice, Telluride and New York are behind us but that doesn’t mean we’re done with film festivals; across the pond, London and Rome have recently wrapped up which means: awards!

BFI London Film Festival (8-19 October)

Official Competition winner – Best Film: LeviathanAndrey Zvyagintsev (reviewed at Cannes and winner of Best Screenplay at that fest)

First Feature Competition winner – The Sutherland Award:Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy for The Tribe (Critics Week Winner at Cannes)

Documentary Competition winner – The Grierson Award: Silvered Water, Syria Self-portrait – Ossama Mohammed & Wiam Simav Bedirxan (reviewed by Glenn at Nyff)

Best British Newcomer:  Sameena Jabeen Ahmed – actor Catch Me Daddy

BFI Fellowship: Stephen Frears (we were just discussing his new film!)

Rome Film Festival (15-25 October)

Bnl People’s Choice Award | Gala - Trash by Stephen Daldry

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Stephen Daldry’s ‘Trash’ Bags Top Rome Fest Nod

25 October 2014 2:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

British director Stephen Daldry’s “Trash,” about a trio of charismatic kids living next to a Rio garbage dump who stumble upon evidence certain to bring down a corrupt politico, took the top nod at the recently reconfigured Rome Film Festival where, instead of a jury, prizes are decided by paying ticket holders, to serve as a testing ground for distributors.

Trash,” a South American answer of sorts to “Slumdog Millionaire,” world-preemed in Rio. Scripted by Richard Curtis, it features turns by Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara, alongside a mostly Brazilian cast. Universal will be releasing worldwide.

Daldry’s previous three pics, “Billy Elliot,” “The Hours,” and “The Reader,” all earned Oscar noms.

The top nod in the auteur-driven Cinema d’Oggi section went to prominent Chinese theater director Xu Ang’s “12 Citizens,” inspired by Sydney Lumet’s 1957 Hollywood classic “Twelve Angry Men.”

The Mondo Genre section prize went to “Haider, »

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Stephen Daldry’s Trash wins top Rome award

25 October 2014 12:36 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Other winners included Chinese crime drama 12 Citizens and an Indian adaptation of Hamlet.Scroll down for full list of winners

The 9th Rome Film Festival (Oct 15-25) drew to a close tonight with an awards ceremony that saw Stephen Daldry’s Trash take home the Bnl People’s Choice Gala Award.

Set in Brazil, the film centres on three youngsters who make a discovery in a trash dump that puts them on the run from the police. Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen star in the film from Oscar-nominated Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours).

It beat competition from 14 other titles including David Fincher’s Gone Girl, Steven Soderbergh’s TV series The Knick and Andrea Di Stefano’s Escobar: Paradise Lost.

This year for the first time the award-winners in each section of the programme were decided by the audience on the basis of votes cast after the screenings.

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Daldry's Delayed 'Trash' Surfaces at Rome Fest, Lands Raves & Surprise Audience Award

25 October 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Academy usual suspect Stephen Daldry's much-anticipated thriller "Trash," starring Rooney Mara, is skipping the Oscars this year. But the Working Title film, which was shot with hand-held cameras on garbage dumps in Brazil and has yet to book stateside festival slots, did pick up the Audience Award at the Rome Film Festival (full winners list below). Cinephiles are eager to see the film after a well-received early teaser (below). Focus Features plans a 2015 release.  Per Rt, the heart-tugger has been well-received across the board. Variety wrote: "Cleanly scripted in pure Hollywood fashion by Richard Curtis... 'Trash' won’t be confused for a real Brazilian production: Its storyline, staging and inevitably positive spin unmistakably mark it as offshore, notwithstanding the participation of Fernando Meirelles’ 02 Filmes. A South American answer of sorts to 'Slumdog Millionaire,' the pic features a trio of charismatic kids living next to a Rio garbage dump who. »

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Rome Film Fest: Stephen Daldry's 'Trash' Wins Big

25 October 2014 10:37 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Director Stephen Daldry's Trash took home the Bnl People’s Choice Gala Award on Saturday night at the Rome Film Festival. The film was competing against 14 other films, including Mike Binder’s Black and White, Andrea Di Stefano’s Escobar: Paradise LostDavid Fincher's Gone GirlSteven Soderbergh's TV series The Knick and Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s Still Alice. Daldry's first three feature films all earned him best director Academy Award nominations. His latest, Trash, explores the corruption in Brazil's political and police forces as seen through the eyes of three teenage boys who stumble upon a wallet in a landfill that holds the secret to one politician's downfall. The film was

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Meryl Streep's Set to Sing Off-Key (& Other News)

22 October 2014 7:13 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Manuel here with some Streeptastic news.

Meryl Streep has just signed on to play Florence Foster Jenkins in an upcoming Stephen Frears film. Florence will follow the eponymous protagonist, a New York heiress whose lack of musical talent didn’t stop her from pursuing a career in opera in the early twentieth century. This should be good news for us Streep fans because it means we may get three back-to-back-to-back musically-centered Meryl films in a row. Remember she’s set to play Maria Callas for Mike Nichols’ HBO adaptation of Terence McNally’s Master Class while she’s currently filming Ricky and the Flash, the Diablo Cody-penned Jonathan Demme film about an aging rock-star. More thrillingly, the Frears/Demme/Nichols triple punch is the closest we’ve gotten in a while to Streep committing to working with top-tier directing talent (no offense to David Frankel, Philippa Lloyd and Philip Noyce »

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Stockholm to welcome Mike Leigh, Uma Thurman

21 October 2014 1:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Stockholm International Film Festival has unveiled the programme for its 25th edition, with more than 200 films from 60+ countries screening from Nov 5-16.

The festival opens with Mikael Marcimain’s hotly anticipated adaptation of Klas Östergren’s postwar Swedish classic Gentlemen [pictured].

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Birdman will be the centerpiece film of the festival and Jean-Marc Vallee’s Wild will close.

“We are extra proud to present a record breaking program when celebrating our 25th anniversary,” said festival director Git Scheynius.

This year’s spotlight theme is hope, and films selected in that programme include Richard Raymond’s Desert Dancer, Hong Khaou’s Lilting, Shira Geffen’s Self Made and Stephen Daldry’s Trash.

Uma Thurman will be honoured with the Stockholm Achievement Award and give a public talk followed by a screening of Kill Bill 1 & 2.

Mike Leigh will also be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award and will give a talk and screen Mr. Turner.

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"Stephen Daldry’s Brazilian Answer To 'Slumdog Millionaire' ": First Reviews For 'Trash' With Rooney Mara Roll In

20 October 2014 1:39 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While producers, filmmakers, and distributors hustle to get their movies in one of the major fall film festivals—Venice, Telluride, Toronto, New York—one movie that casually sidestepped all of them was Stephen Daldry's "Trash." The Brazil-shot film premiered at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (naturally), hit the Haifa Film Fesitval, then the Rome Film Festival, with the Abu Dhabi Film Festival coming later this week, and the Stockholm International Film Film Festival next month. Now the first reviews are starting to roll in. While the movie features names like Rooney Mara, Wagner Moura, and Martin Sheen, it actually pivots around three boys (Rickson Teves, Eduardo Luis, and Gabriel Weinstein) and a wallet full of cash found while trash-picking in the local dump. With a reward out for its return, they turn to a pair of missionaries who may just be able to help them solve the mystery, »

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Rome Film Festival: Rooney Mara on Language Challenges in Portuguese Film 'Trash'

19 October 2014 10:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry explored the underbelly of Brazil in his latest film Trash. The film, which had its European premiere in Rome Saturday night, follows three teenagers who find a wallet while sorting through landfills. The wallet has grave consequences for a corrupt politician and his equally corrupt police force who are intent on recovering it from the boys. The movie is shot in Portuguese, and Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen play the only Americans in the film, an Ngo worker and a priest, respectively. Mara’s character is able to help the boys by getting their story out

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'Trash': Rome Review

18 October 2014 9:29 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The film may be set in the lively, and sometimes deadly, favelas of Rio de Janeiro, but the story couldn’t be more Hollywood than in Trash, director Stephen Daldry’s Brazilian crowdpleaser about three penniless teenage boys who battle corruption in their own crafty ways. Filled with numerous plot twists, street chases and upbeat vibes that will conquer the hearts of Western viewers seeking a safe foray into Third World territory – and one for which they’re accompanied by the do-gooding Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara – this energetic cross-cultural affair resolves local issues in a manner that only

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Stockholm to honour Uma Thurman

16 October 2014 8:02 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The festival’s 25th edition will feature a contribution from Ai Weiwei and competition titles including Whiplash, Nightcrawler and Foxcatcher.

The Stockholm International Film Festival (Nov 5-16) is to present its Achievement Award to Us actress Uma Thurman.

The Kill Bill star will will visit Stockholm to receive the prestigious Bronze Horse and meet the audience during an exclusive “Face2Face”.

Thurman will also take part in the inauguration ceremony, which will include the unveiling of an ice sculpture by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

Weiwei was a Stockholm jury member last year but since he wasn’t allowed to leave China, he sent an empty chair named ”The Chair for Non-attendance” as symbol of his absence.

He is still not allowed to leave China so will send a design that will be portrayed in the form of a large ice sculpture symbolising this years’ Spotlight theme - Hope.


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Marco Mueller on Rome challenges

16 October 2014 4:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Festival veteran discusses this year’s “pop mix” and a “very challenging” year.

Rome Film Festival (Oct 16-25) artistic director Marco Mueller hails this year’s line-up as a “pop mix”, which combines eclectic genres and nationalities, despite significant festival budget cuts.

“We have a very interesting pop mix,” says the respected veteran, who will depart the festival after this, his third year in charge.

“We move between an unusual Italian comedy [Alessandro Genovesi’s opener Soap Opera], amazing genre films, a large presentation of Latin American cinema – in a strong year for the region, Asian films and some of the key English-language films of the coming awards season.”


This year’s line-up comprises 24 world premieres, including Aleksey Fedorchenko’s drama Angels Of Revolution, Christoph Hochhausler’s German thriller The Lies of the Victors and Afghan/German director Burhan Kurbani’s We Are Young. We Are Strong.

English-language titles in the line-up include the European premiere of Stephen Daldry’s Trash, [link »

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‘Trash’ World Preems in Rio to Applause, Gleeful Laughter

9 October 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rio De Janeiro — Stephen Daldry’s Rio-set, young-adult thriller “Trash” — a groundbreaking movie in concept, financing and distribution — world premiered Tuesday night at the swish Cinepolis Lagoon in Rio de Janeiro to large applause.

There was also gleeful local appreciation of Daldry’s swings, from a Richard Curtis screenplay, at Brazil’s corruption-sodden elite, the police, its religious powers, even a Brazilian soccer association.

Such appreciation matters. Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and Kris Thykier at Peapie Productions produced “Trash,” in association with Fernando Meirelles’ Sao Paulo-based O2 Filmes in Brazil. Distributed by Universal Pictures Intl., it adapts a novel by Brit Andy Mulligan. Martin Sheen – as the tippling world-weary Father Julliard – and Rooney Mara – Olivia, a learning-the-ropes Ngo worker – co-star.

All that said, “Trash” weighs in as maybe the first film from a major U.K. director – helmer of “Billy Elliot,” “The Hours,” “The Reader,” “Extremely Loud, »

- John Hopewell

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Lirio Ferreira’s “Blue Blood” Tops Rio Festival

9 October 2014 6:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rio De Janeiro — Lirio Ferreira’s “Blue Blood,” the story of a circus performer’s attempted reconciliation with his family past, topped the 2014 Rio de Janeiro Intl. Film Festival, winning three Redentor Prizes: Best film, director and supporting actor (Romulo Braga).

Top plaudits in the Rio Fest’s centerpiece Premiere Brasil panoarama rep vindication for Ferreira, who has made just three fiction features in 17 years, his previous movie, “Dry Movie,” dating from 2005.

Set up at Drama Filmes, and produced by producer-director-screenwriter Renato Ciasca, a longtime associate of Beto Brant, with whom he co-directed “I’d Receive the Worst News From Your Beautiful Lips.”

Chico Teixeira’s “Absence,” a big city coming of age story produced by BossaNovaFilms, won a special jury prize.

A vast 41-feature section, including docus and more avant-garde plays, Premiere Brasil works as an effective new talent platform. By their prize count, a clutch of new directors »

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Stephen Daldry's 'Trash' applauded at Rio Film Festival for its non-Brazilian Brazilianness

8 October 2014 9:44 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Are we ready for the "Brazilian answer to 'Slumdog Millionaire?'" Rio Film Festival audiences quickly granted "Trash," the latest from "The Hours" director Stephen Daldry, that label after the the film pleased crowds with comedy, child wonder, and "offshore" energy (as trades love to refer to it). Polling attendees after the film's applause-filled premiere, a Variety reporter found many locals agreed that, despite "Trash" not being a true Brazilian movie, "it is not non-Brazilian in the best sense." Many praised it for being more entertaining than most "favela" (or, Latin America slum) dramas. Whether Americans will ever see it is up in the air. Based on Andy Mulligan's young adult novel of the same name, "Trash" tells the story of three “dumpsite boys," who "make a living picking through the mountains of garbage on the outskirts of a large city." Their lives spiral out of control when »

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Film Review: ‘Trash’

7 October 2014 7:38 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cleanly scripted in pure Hollywood fashion by Richard Curtis (with Felipe Braga translating it into Portuguese), Stephen Daldry’s “Trash” won’t be confused for a real Brazilian production: Its storyline, staging and inevitably positive spin unmistakably mark it as offshore, notwithstanding the participation of Fernando Meirelles’ 02 Filmes. A South American answer of sorts to “Slumdog Millionaire,” the pic features a trio of charismatic kids living next to a Rio garbage dump who stumble upon evidence certain to bring down a corrupt politico. Audience-friendly to a fault, “Trash” should be a modest money earner for Universal Intl., which will no doubt pitch it along “Slumdog” lines.

Andy Mulligan’s source novel was geared toward adolescents, but the film feels like more adult fare simply because young teens aren’t exactly known for their attraction to subtitles. English makes up a small percentage of the dialogue, mostly coming from Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara, »

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F&Me Completes Production on ‘Breathe – Umphefumlo’ (Exclusive)

1 October 2014 3:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rio De Janeiro — With productions spread around much of the globe, and an enduring focus of social issues, Film and Music Ent. (F&Me), the London-based production company set up 15 years ago by Mike Downey and Sam Taylor, has concluded production in Cape Town on one of its flagship titles: Mark Dornford-May’s South Africa-set and shot “Breathe-Umphefumlo.”

It features the Isango Company, a famed opera company which has drawn rave reviews on its U.S. tour; Dornford May whose feature debut, “U-Carmen e-Khayelitsha,” won Berlin’s Golden Bear in 2005,

Meanwhile, on the other side of the southern Atlantic, F&Me is also nears completion of post-production on “Streetkids II- The Girls From Rio,” exec-produced by Stephen Daldry and Beeban Kidron, and announced at the 2013 Rio Festival.

This year at Rio, Downey will serve on the jury of fest’s centerpiece Premiere Brasil, where F&Me also has three »

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