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Ones Below begins shoot with Poesy, Morrissey

30 September 2014 3:16 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

David Farr’s psychological thriller starts shooting with Clemence Poesy, David Morrissey, Stephen Campbell Moore and Laura Birn.

Principal photography has started in London on David Farr’s directorial debut The Ones Below.

The psychological thriller is about two affluent couples living above and below each other, with both wives expecting babies. A tragic accident throws the couples into “a nightmare of psychological terror.”

The cast is led by Clemence Poesy, David Morrissey, Stephen Campbell Moore and Laura Birn.

Farr is the screenwriter of Hanna and a veteran of theatre including as artistic director of The Gate, Bristol Old Vic and Lyric Hammersmith and associate director of The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Nikki Parrott produces for Cuba Pictures in association with Tigerlily Films.  Executive producers are Dixie Linder with Nick Marston and Ben Hall of Cuba Pictures, Christine Langan and Joe Oppenheimer for BBC Films with Lizzie Francke as the lead executive for the BFI. The film is »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Ones Below begins shoot with Poesy, Morrisey

30 September 2014 3:16 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

David Farr’s psychological thriller starts shooting with Clemence Poesy, David Morrisey, Stephen Campbell Moore and Laura Birn.

Principal photography has started in London on David Farr’s directorial debut The Ones Below.

The psychological thriller is about two affluent couples living above and below each other, with both wives expecting babies. A tragic accident throws the couples into “a nightmare of psychological terror.”

The cast is led by Clemence Poesy, David Morrisey, Stephen Campbell Moore and Laura Birn.

Farr is the screenwriter of Hanna and a veteran of theatre including as artistic director of The Gate, Bristol Old Vic and Lyric Hammersmith and associate director of The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Nikki Parrott produces for Cuba Pictures in association with Tigerlily Films.  Executive producers are Dixie Linder with Nick Marston and Ben Hall of Cuba Pictures, Christine Langan and Joe Oppenheimer for BBC Films with Lizzie Francke as the lead executive for the BFI. The film is »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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The Ones Below kicks off with Poesy, Morrisey

30 September 2014 3:16 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

David Farr’s psychological thriller starts shooting with Clemence Poesy, David Morrisey, Stephen Campbell Moore and Laura Birn.

Principal photography has started in London on David Farr’s directorial debut The Ones Below.

The psychological thriller is about two affluent couples living above and below each other, with both wives expecting babies. A tragic accident throws the couples into “a nightmare of psychological terror.”

The cast is led by Clemence Poesy [pictured], David Morrisey, Stephen Campbell Moore and Laura Birn.

Farr is the screenwriter of Hanna and a veteran of theatre including as artistic director of The Gate, Bristol Old Vic and Lyric Hammersmith and associate director of The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Nikki Parrott produces for Cuba Pictures in association with Tigerlily Films.  Executive producers are Dixie Linder with Nick Marston and Ben Hall of Cuba Pictures, Christine Langan and Joe Oppenheimer for BBC Films with Lizzie Francke as the lead executive for the BFI. The film is »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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French Legion of Honour ceremony for Michael Barker and Tom Bernard by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2014-09-24 11:15:55

24 September 2014 3:15 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Sony Pictures Classics founders Michael Barker and Tom Bernard - Chevalier of the Legion of Honor insignia at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York. Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Laurent Fabius, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, held a reception in honour of Sony Pictures Classics founders Michael Barker and Tom Bernard as they were presented with the insignia of Chevalier of the Legion of Honor at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York. Mamadou Diouf, Leitner Family Professor of African Studies and History at Columbia University was also honoured.

French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Laurent Fabius: "I am delighted to welcome you tonight to celebrate three men, … who will receive the highest distinction of French government, the Légion d'honneur."

In a video tribute, stars from Isabelle Huppert to Michael Haneke, from Marion Cotillard to Gerard Depardieu, Woody Allen »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Making Tracks by Anne-Katrin Titze

17 September 2014 2:13 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Tracks director John Curran on Mia Wasikowska as Robyn Davidson: "She was pretty immediate about her enthusiasm." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

John Curran's astute and tender Tracks stars Mia Wasikowska as Robyn Davidson with Adam Driver as photographer Rick Smolan and Rainer Bock as camel rancher Kurt Posel. Bock miraculously combines his roles in Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon, Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds and Christian Petzold's Dreileben: Beats Being Dead and Barbara, into an Outback brute able to compete in attention with the growling beasts.

In New York, Curran and I discussed Wasikowska coming to him after Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive "in a state she needed to work through", an unrealised F Scott Fitzgerald's The Beautiful And The Damned project with Keira Knightley, The Wizard Of Oz, Stardust Memories, basic survival and basic relationships.

Mia Wasikowska as Robyn Davidson in the »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Variety Critics Pick the Best Films of Venice, Telluride and Toronto

15 September 2014 11:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Justin Chang

Birdman

Even when his choice of material has been suspect, Alejandro G. (formerly Gonzalez) Inarritu has never given us reason to doubt him as one of the most purely gifted filmmakers of his generation. For him, no less than for Michael Keaton, this ferociously inventive plunge into the corroded soul of American celebrity represents a career-reigniting comeback; for that wizardly cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, it’s the latest in a steady stream of digital long-take miracles, like “Black Swan” as directed by Max Ophuls. (Venice, Telluride, New York)

“From What Is Before”

The extreme length is inseparable from the power and conviction of Lav Diaz’s historical epic about the devastation of a small Filipino barrio amid the political and military unrest of the early 1970s. As a slow-burning study of social decay, this winner of Locarno’s Golden Leopard prize is both a thematic companion piece to Michael Haneke »

- Variety Staff

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First Look: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt swept away in romantic drama 'By the Sea'

15 September 2014 10:17 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

“But no man moved me till the tide / 
Went past my simple shoe /And past my apron and my belt /
And past my bodice too / And made as he would eat me up / 
As wholly as a dew…”

Whether or not this poem by Emily Dickinson, published under the title By the Sea, served as inspiration for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s new film of the same name, the spirit seems to match up with its story of a woman caught in an undertow of passion and rejuvenation while visiting a seaside village with her husband.

By the Sea »

- Anthony Breznican

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Camerimage to honour late Jerzy Lipman

12 September 2014 5:03 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A retrospective of work by the Polish cinematographer, who worked with Polanski and Haneke, to screen at the festival.

Camerimage, the cinematography festival held in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz, is to pay tribute to the late Jerzy Lipman with a retrospective of his work.

Films shot by the Polish cinematographer will be screened as part of Camerimage’s Remembering the Masters series throughout the 22nd edition of the festival (Nov 15-22).

Included in the series will be Kanal (1957), Knife in the Water (1962), A Generation (1955), The Ashes (1965) and Colonel Wolodyjowski (1969).

Lipman, who died in 1983, is considered one of the most eminent cinematographers in Polish cinema history and is a co-originator of the Polish Film School movement.

Lipman endured occupation and imprisonment during the Second World War before he became a celebrated filmmaker. After his release in 1948, he joined the Cinematography Department of the National Film School in Łódź and graduated in 1952.

As a student, he was the »

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

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Contest: Win Bonkers 'Borgman' On Blu-ray

10 September 2014 2:16 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The next few months will be filled with prestige pictures, serious dramas and other fare all looking to go the extra mile to the Oscars. It can create atmosphere that's a bit cinematically stifling. So if you need something to cleanse the palate, a picture that's a bit dangerous, bonkers and delightfully weird, check out "Borgman." Directed by Alex van Warmerdam, and featuring a committed, oddball and even scary turn by Jan Bijvoet, this dark fable follows an upper-class family who find their lives turned upside down the arrival of a vagrant. One part David Lynch, and another part Michael Haneke, the film uses the guise of domestic life to tell a story about deep-seated evil, with the film ratcheting up the surrealism with each passing moment. Didn't catch it in cinemas? Well, we have copies of "Borgman" on Blu-ray for some lucky readers. For a chance to win, follow »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Daily | Venice + Toronto 2014 | Veronika Franz + Severin Fiala’s Goodnight Mommy

9 September 2014 7:42 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

"Veronika Franz, the journalist and wife of Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl, makes her debut, co-directing with Severin Fiala, for this chilly, angular, ultra-violent arthouse horror," wrote the Guardian's Peter Bradshaw when he saw Ich seh, Ich seh (Goodnight Mommy) in Venice. It’s all topped off with a huge psychological twist, and this ending would appear to be influenced by a very specific director and very specific film. Naming these would be unsporting, but it is generally comparable to Michael Haneke’s Funny Games and Jessica Hausner’s Hotel." Now that it's screening in Toronto, we're collecting reviews and posting clips. » - David Hudson »

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Tiff 2014: ‘Force Majeure’ is a searing and knotty satire of masculinity

6 September 2014 6:21 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Force Majeure

Written and directed by Ruben Östlund

Sweden/Denmark/Norway, 2014

The folly and arrogance of masculinity is harshly scrutinized in Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure, an intense and intelligent domestic drama that asks some cutting questions about modern gender roles. High up in the French Alps, a family of four slowly crumbles after an instance of cowardice manifests itself and continues to marinate over the course of five days. That the act takes places in just the first ten minutes and slowly festers up until the last few scenes speaks volumes about Östlund as a stylist. While only sporadically involving as an unsettling study of race and class in contemporary Sweden, the director’s last film, Play (2011), hinted at what the director could accomplish with a tighter and more absorbing project. While Force Majeure isn’t a perfect film by any stretch, it should instantly make Östlund a household name. »

- Ty Landis

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Busy French Thesp Anais Demoustier Brings Two Films to Toronto Fest

5 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anais Demoustier grew up in the North of France with her three siblings, and developed a love for cinema thanks to her brother, Stephane Demoustier, who’s now a director and producer. (His latest film, “Terre Battue,” unspooled in Venice’s Critics Week.)

Time To Shine

The 26-year-old’s career took off in 2003 when, at age 13, in her second film, she co-starred alongside Isabelle Huppert in Michael Haneke’s “Time of the Wolf.” “I remember being fascinated by her,” Demoustier says of Huppert. “She was in a bubble during the shoot, completely immersed in her role. It made me want to be become part of this world that’s full of strong emotions and enlightening encounters.”

Working Actress

Anais has made some 30 movies, working with some of France’s most respected filmmakers, from Christophe Honore (“The Beautiful Person”) to Robert Guediguian (“The Snows of Kilimanjaro”) and Bertrand Tavernier (“The French Minister »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ Wins 2014 Fipresci Grand Prix

5 September 2014 7:21 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid — Finally getting something like global recognition, Richard Linklater has won the 2014 Intl. Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci) Grand Prix for film of the year.

Shot over 12 years between 2002 and 2013, and tracking boy actor Ellar Coltrane’s coming-of-age, “Boyhood” world premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. It went on to take the Berlin Festival’s Best Director Silver Bear and to be hailed as a masterpiece by many critics.

“Whatever else it may be — an epic cinematic bildungsroman, an aughties pop-culture time capsule, an apt demonstration of Jacques Rivette’s maxim that every film is a documentary of its own making — ‘Boyhood’ feels above all like that great movie rarity, a fully realized experiment,” Justin Chang wrote in Variety.

Financed by IFC Films, “Boyhood” co-stars Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Lorelei Linklater. Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland, Jonathan Sehring and John Sloss produced.

The plaudit from the world’s leading »

- John Hopewell

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Boyhood wins top Fipresci critics award

5 September 2014 4:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Richard Linklater’s 12-year project beats Ida, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Winter Sleep.

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood has been named the best film of the past year by the members of the International Federation of Film Critics, Fipresci.

The poll for the Fipresci Grand Prix 2014 - Best Film of the Year gathered votes from 553 members throughout the world.

In the first phase, participants nominated feature-length films that received their world premiere no earlier than July 1, 2013. This led to a final round between the four finalists: Boyhood by Richard Linklater, Ida by Pawel Pawlikowski, The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson, and Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.

This is the first Linklater has won the prize, which has previously gone to Michael Haneke, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jafar Panahi, Pedro Almodóvar, Jean-Luc Godard and Nuri Bilge Ceylan, among others, since its establishment in 1999.

Boyhood will have a special screening at the San Sebastián Film Festival on Sept »

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

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Venice Film Review: ’40-Love’

4 September 2014 4:02 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The English-language title “40-Love” hints that Stephane Demoustier’s misleadingly low-key thriller will eventually steer its way into high-stakes tennis matches, though going in, you’d never guess how the tale unfolds, unless perhaps you know the news report on which it’s based. , while revealing new psychological layers nearly every quarter-hour. It’s an imperfect debut but a remarkable one nonetheless, liable to bore sensation seekers, while tipping an impressive new talent toward more subtlety-oriented fest auds.

Who is the main character of “40-Love”? Is it Jerome Sauvage (Olivier Gourmet), the middle-aged sales manager who refuses to accept defeat after losing his job at a chain store? Or is the protagonist really his 11-year-old son, Ugo (impressively unaffected newcomer Charles Merienne), whose impassive face fills the pic’s final shot? On the surface, this is a film about the Sauvage family, but dig into its rich trove of themes, »

- Peter Debruge

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Venice Film Review: ‘Goodnight Mommy’

4 September 2014 3:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A fairy tale for “Dogtooth” enthusiasts, But that’s only the beginning of this family’s dysfunction, as tension escalates to torture in the duo’s elegantly stylized, thoroughly unnerving attempt to creep the heck out of arthouse horror fans. The project, which recalls such child-centric chillers as “I’m Not Scared” and “The Orphanage,” was backed by fest vet Ulrich Seidl (for whom Franz co-wrote several pics), allowing it to court both genre and auteur fests.

Mommy looks monstrous when she comes home from the hospital, her body sexy but her face wrapped entirely in bandages. The clues are scarce at first, slyly delivered through a game of “Who am I?” where yes/no questions help us (but not her) identify the answer stuck to her head: Mama. Why doesn’t she recognize herself in this game? What happened to her face? And is that really her under all that gauze? »

- Peter Debruge

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Board of Governors Bias: Bacall, Garbo Among Rare Female Winners of Academy's Honorary Award

4 September 2014 2:58 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Honorary Oscars have bypassed women: Angela Lansbury, Lauren Bacall among rare exceptions (photo: 2013 Honorary Oscar winner Angela Lansbury and Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award winner Angelina Jolie) September 4, 2014, Introduction: This four-part article on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Honorary Awards and the dearth of female Honorary Oscar winners was originally posted in February 2007. The article was updated in February 2012 and fully revised before its republication today. All outdated figures regarding the Honorary Oscars and the Academy's other Special Awards have been "scratched out," with the updated numbers and related information inserted below each affected paragraph or text section. See also "Honorary Oscars 2014 addendum" at the bottom of this post. At the 1936 Academy Awards ceremony, groundbreaking film pioneer D.W. Griffith, by then a veteran with more than 500 shorts and features to his credit — among them the epoch-making The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance — became the first individual to »

- Andre Soares

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Venice Film Review: ‘The Farewell Party’

4 September 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home construct a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help a terminally ill pal in “The Farewell Party,” a poignant, provocative dramedy from Israeli helmers Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit. with dignity. Theatrical returns in Israel should be, er, out of this world, while offshore, positive word of mouth should smooth the way for this compassionate handling of inherently depressing material.

The opening scene cleverly riffs on the underlying theme of who has the right to play God, as retired inventor Yehezkel (Ze’ev Revah) phones an ailing nonagenarian, and speaking through a device that infuses his voice with a celestial grandeur, claims to be the Almighty and tells her not to give up on life. It’s typical of the kindly Yehezkel, who, with his inveterate tinkering, tries to come up with new and original ways to improve the lives of his neighbors and his pretty, »

- Alissa Simon

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Norway Sends ‘1001 Grams’ To Oscar’s Foreign-Language Race

4 September 2014 4:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bent Hamer’s “1001 Grams” is set to represent Norway in the foreign)language Academy Awards’ race.

Pic will play in the Masters sidebar at the Toronto film fest.

“1001 Grams stands out with a clear international profile – in Hamer’s unique way it depicts sorrow, love and the small and big challenges of life,” said Sindre Guldvog, who chairs the Norwegian Oscar Committee and runs the Norwegian Film Institute. “It is a compelling addition to Hamer’s impressive filmography that has previously represented Norway internationally.”

Pic marks Hamer’s third submission for the Oscars, following “Kitchen Stories” (“Salmer fra kjøkkenet) in 2003 and “O’Horten” in 2007.

Sold by Paris-based Les Films du Losange, “1001 Grams” stars Ane Dahl-Torp as a recently divorced, work-obsessed woman scientist in her late 30s, who travels to Paris to attend a seminar about the actual weight of the kilogram. While there, she falls in love with a French colleague. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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‘Goodnight Mommy’ (‘Ich Seh Ich Seh’): Venice Review

31 August 2014 4:06 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Venice – Not since Michael Haneke unleashed a pair of psychotic young sadists on an unsuspecting family in his original 1997 Funny Games has a summer getaway in the peaceful Austrian countryside seemed less like a vacation. A wicked little chiller full of foreboding and malevolent twists, Goodnight Mommy is the first narrative feature from writer-directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, respectively the partner and nephew of producer Ulrich Seidl. As that connection might imply, this insidious tale of a mother-son bond gone haywire is squirm-inducing stuff. It has cult potential stamped all over it. "Come play

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- David Rooney

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