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European Film Promotion has revealed the names of the 2017 European Shooting Stars, the 10 up-and-coming actors whose talents will be showcased during the Berlin Film Festival.
The Shooting Stars are Italy’s Alessandro Borghi (“Don’t Be Bad”), Latvia’s Elina Vaska (“Mellow Mud”), Denmark’s Esben Smed (“Letters for Amina”), The Netherlands’ Hannah Hoekstra (“The Fury”), Sweden’s Karin Franz Korlof (“A Serious Game”), Germany’s Louis Hofmann (“Alone in Berlin”), Slovenia’s Marusa Majer (“Ivan”), Romania’s Tudor Aaron Istodor (“The Fixer”), Portugal’s Victoria Guerra (“Cosmos”), and Poland’s Zofia Wichlacz, who appears in her country’s Oscar entry “Afterimage.”
The actors were chosen by a jury consisting of casting director Lucinda Syson, Hungarian actor Dorka Gryllus, Swiss director Xavier Koller, Portuguese producer Pandora da Cunha Telles, and Swedish film critic and writer Jan Lumholdt.
Over the four-day Shooting Star event in Berlin (Feb. 10-13), the 10 actors will »
- Leo Barraclough
The young acting talent will be presented on the opening weekend of next year’s Berlinale.
European Film Promotion (Efp) has revealed the 10 young actors that it has selected for the 2017 edition of European Shooting Stars.
The list includes Romanian actor Tudor Aaron Istodor, best known for his role as Edward II in the BBC production The Plantagenets and Portuguese-British actress Victoria Guerra who has received acclaim for her lead performance in Antonio-Pedro Vasconcelos’ Impossible Love.
Other nominess include Swedish actress Karin Franz Körlof, who is noted for her performance in Olaf Spaak’s debut feature Garden Lane.
The selected group will be now be presented during the opening weekend of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival (February 9 – 19).
This year’s Shooting Stars jury included: Lucinda Syson, casting »
European Film Promotion, which organizes the Berlin Film Festival event, has revealed that the jury will be comprised of Hungarian actress Dorka Gryllus (“Demimonde”), British casting director Lucinda Syson (“Batman Begins”), Portuguese producer Pandora da Cunha Telles (“Bridges of Sarajevo”), Swiss film director Xavier Koller (“Journey of Hope”), and Swedish film journalist and critic Jan Lumholdt.
The jury will select the 10 most promising young actors from across Europe for next year’s event, which takes place at the Berlin Film Festival in February. Since its first showcase at the festival in 1998, 283 Shooting Stars have been presented to international industry players, including leading casting directors, and media professionals.
The Shooting Stars for this year’s event were Martha Canga Antonio (Belgium), Tihana »
- Leo Barraclough
Efp chooses panel of industry experts to select Europe’s best acting talents for its annual Berlinale showcase.
European Film Promotion, the international association of organisations promoting European cinema worldwide, has announced its European Shooting Stars jury for 2017.
The panel will select the ten most promising young actors from across Europe in early December.
Members of the jury include Hungarian actress and former Shooting Star Dorka Gyllus (Demimonde), British casting director Lucinda Syson (Batman Begins), Portuguese producer Pandora da Cunha Telles (Bridges Of Saravejo), Swiss film director Xavier Koller (Journey Of Hope) [pictured] and Swedish film editor and critic Jan Lumhold (Svenska Dagbladet).
At the upcoming Berlinale, which runs from February 9 – 19, 2017, Efp will celebrate the 20th edition of its European Shooting Stars initiative.
The Shooting Stars programme aims to bring together European talent with agents, casting directors and international media. The three-day annual event ends with its awards ceremony on February 13, where each selected actor is honoured on the »
Demimonde screens Friday, Nov. 4 at 7:00pm and Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 9:00pm as part of this year’s St. Louis International Film Festival. Ticket information for the November 4th show can be found Here. Information for the November 9th screening can be found Here.
In January 1914, a horrific murder shakes the city of Budapest: One of the city’s most famous courtesans, Elza Mágnás, has been strangled and her body thrown into the icy waters of the Danube. Chronicling the last four days of Elza’s life through the eyes of a young and naive maid, “Demimonde” — which is based on a true tale of love, passion, sex, and power — untangles the prostitute’s bizarrely complex relationships with her housekeeper, her sponsor, and her lover.
Demimonde review by Cate Marquis
Demimonde is an atmospheric, even Gothic, mystery set in the “demimonde” of early 20th century Budapest, a tale that »
- Cate Marquis
London — Zsolt Nagy, Dorka Gryllus and Hegedus D. Geza are attached to star in “Bridge of Sighs,” the latest film from Janos Szasz, whose last pic “The Notebook” won best film at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, was short-listed for the foreign-language film Oscar and was released in the U.S. by Sony Pictures Classics.
Nagy’s credits include Nimrod Antal’s “Kontroll” and Peter Bergendy’s “The Exam”; Gryllus has appeared in Fatih Akin’s “Soul Kitchen” and Sam Garbarski’s “Irina Palm”; and Geza was in Gyorgy Palfi’s films “Taxidermia” and “Free Fall.”
“Bridge of Sighs” is based on the true-life scandal that took place in 1925 Budapest. Butcher Ferenc Kudelka — the owner of the largest abattoir in Budapest — falls passionately in love with Mici Scwartz, a former prostitute who is the wife of a former police officer Gusztav Lederer. With the knowledge and assistance of her husband, »
- Leo Barraclough
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