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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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Venice Film Festival Lineup Announced; Includes Birdman And Manglehorn

24 July 2014 8:55 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This morning in Rome, Biennale president Paolo Baratta and Venice Film Festival chief Alberto Barbera unveiled the lineup for the 71st Venice Film Festival, which features some extraordinarily exciting titles and intriguingly under-the-radar picks.

Twenty films will be competing in the main competition, 19 of which are world premieres with one international premiere out of the lot. Out of all the titles at Venice this year, Birdman, which stars Michael Keaton and features a star-studded cast including Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts, is undoubtedly the title with the most chance of gaining Oscar attention this year after making the rounds on the festival circuit (it’s heading to the Toronto International Film Festival next).

Also anticipated are Manglehorn, a collaboration between Prince Avalanche helmer David Gordon Green and Al Pacino, and Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill, with Ethan Hawke, Bruce Greenwood, January Jones and Zoe Kravitz. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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The 2014 Venice Film Festival Complete Lineup

24 July 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

This morning came the announcement of the 2014 Venice Film Festival lineup and we already knew Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Birdman would serve as the opening night film and for the most part a lot of the more recognizable entries are those we already discussed as part of the Toronto Film Festival lineup. This includes Ramin Bahrani's 99 Homes, David Gordon Green's Manglehorn starring Al Pacino, Abel Ferrera's Pasolini, Barry Levinson's The Humbling and Andrew Niccol's The Good Kill. There are, however, some titles worthy of note such as the latest film from The Act of Killing director Joshua Oppenheimer, The Lord of Silence, Fatih Akin's The Cut, She's Funny that Way from Peter Bogdanovich, Lisa Cholodenko's Olive Kitteredge and a new film from James Franco in The Sound and the Fury based on Faulkner's novel. Joe Dante shows up with a new horror-comedy in Burying the Ex, »

- Brad Brevet

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71st Venice Film Fest: Oppenheimer, Akin, Bahrani, Andersson & Ferrara Compete for Golden Lion

24 July 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Whiles the likes of Terrence Malick, Todd Haynes, Alexander Sokurov, Giorgos Lanthimos and J.C. Chandor no where to be found in the fall fest season map (with concerns to Malick — Telluride and Tiff might still have those surprises up their sleeves) the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival is still a lean and mean (American-French-Italian heavy) comp with the now “confirmed” presence of Fatih Akin (the cross continent The Cut - see pic above), Ramin Bahrani (Michael Shannon starrer 99 Homes), Abel Ferrara (a Thin Blue Line truth revealer Pasolini), David Gordon Green (Pacino comeback vehicle Manglehorn), Roy Andersson (the long awaited A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence) and Joshua Oppenheimer (public Indonesian isolation accompaniment film The Look Of Silence). The U.S. presence is equally as heavy in the Out of Comp section with the likes of Peter BogdanovichJoe DanteBarry LevinsonLisa Cholodenko and James Franco making a stop, »

- Eric Lavallee

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Venice unveils 2014 line-up

24 July 2014 3:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn, Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill and Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence among competition titles.Scroll down for full lists

The line-up for the 71st Venice Film Festival (Aug 27-Sept 6) has been revealed this morning by Biennale president Paolo Baratta and film festival director Alberto Barbera at Rome’s St. Regis Grand Hotel.

Early standouts include Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini, which centres on the final days of the Italian filmmaker and his death in 1975; David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn, starring Al Pacino as a locksmith in a small town who never got over the love of his life; and The Look Of Silence, Joshua Oppenheimer’s highly anticipated follow-up to his award-winning documentary, The Act of Killing.

As previously announced, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu’s Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance, starring Michael Keaton, will open the festival on August 27 and is among the 20-strong competition titles, of which all »

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

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Daily | Venice 2014 Lineup

24 July 2014 3:24 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

New films by Manoel de Oliveira, Hong Sang-soo, Ulrich Seidl, Roy Andersson, Joe Dante, Josh and Ben Safdie, Fatih Akin, David Gordon Green, Joshua Oppenheimer, Benoît Jacquot, Peter Bogdanovich, Lisa Cholodenko, Duane Hopkins, Amos Gitai, Barry Levinson and more have been lined up for this year's Venice Film Festival. Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman will open the festival on August 27 and Ann Hui's The Golden Era will close it on September 6. We've got the full lineup. » - David Hudson »

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Venice Film Festival Reveals Lineup For Its 71st Edition

24 July 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – Venice topper Alberto Barbera has unveiled a promising lineup of fresh fare from around the world set to unspool at the 71st Venice Film Festival, with a rigorous focus on quality, discovery and diversity, likely to reveal some under-the-radar awards-season contenders and also bolster the Lido’s status as a global launching pad for prime auteur pics.

The robust U.S. contingent, largely from the indies, comprises new works from David Gordon Green, Andrew Niccol, Peter Bogdanovich, Lisa Cholodenko, Joe Dante, James Franco, Barry Levinson, Michael Almereyda, and Ami Canaan Mann.

As is customary at Venice, new works from name global auteurs, including Fatih Akin, Xavier Beauvois, Abel Ferrara, Andrei Konchalovsky, Shinya Tsukamoto, Amos Gitai, and Moshen Makhmalbaf, will play alongside pics by lesser-known helmers.

At a packed presser at Rome’s Hotel St.Regis Venice topper Alberto Barbera noted that “our job is more complex, more painful, because »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Catherine Deneuve to head Dinard jury

4 July 2014 5:07 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

French film star to be president of the Dinard British Film Festival’s 25th edition.

The Dinard British Film Festival (Oct 8-12) has named French film star Catherine Deneuve as its President of the competition jury for its 25th edition.

Deneuve, best known for her roles in Belle du Jour and Repulsion and more recently François Ozon’s Potiche, has more than 100 film credits to her name.  Her breakthrough role was in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg in 1964 and she went on to work with directors including Francois Truffaut, Luis Buñuel and Roman Polanski.

Deneuve was nominated for an Oscar in 1993 for her performance in Indochine. She won César Awards for Indochine and The Last Metro (1980). She has also appeared in several English-language films such as 1983 cult classic The Hunger. In 2008, she appeared in her 100th film, Un conte de Noël.

The 70-year-old actress won the lifetime achievement award from the European Film Academy last December. Her last film »

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

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‘Yves Saint Laurent’ director Jalil Lespert Set To Direct ‘Versailles’

4 July 2014 3:34 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Paris– Jalil Lespert, whose latest movie “Yves Saint Laurent” was just released in the U.S. by The Weinstein Company, is set to direct “Versailles,” an English-language historical drama skein penned by Simon Mirren (“Without a Trace”) and David Wolstencroft (“Spooks”).

The show is produced by Capa Drama, and co-produced by Zodiak, which also reps international sales (excluding Canada), French pay TV giant Canal Plus and Canadian shingle Incendo.

Mirren and Wolstencroft will act as showrunners and write five episodes of the series. The pair will be serve as executive producers along with Anne Thomopoulos (“Rome”).

Louis Xiv didn’t just reinvent what it meant to be a King. In building Versailles he created the world’s first global brand. This is a contemporary story of power, betrayal, and family that just so happens to be set in the 17th century,” said Mirren and Wolstencroft.

Lespert will direct the first two episodes of the series. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Cannes Buyers Flock To Amalric’s Un Certain Regard Player ‘The Blue Room’ (Exclusive)

26 May 2014 6:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– French actor-helmer Mathieu Amalric’s “The Blue Room,” one of the highlights of Cannes’ Un Certain Regard, is set to travel to a flurry of territories.

Produced and sold by Paulo Branco’s Alfama, “The Blue Room” was snatched up by Germany/Austria (Arsenal), Latin America (Telexcel), South Korea (Nouveau Film), Switzerland (Look Now), Belgium/Luxembourg (Les Films de L’Elysee), Portugal (Leopardo), Taiwan (Movie Cloud), Greece (Weird Wave) and Bulgaria (Film Vision). 

An adaptation of a 1964 Georges Simenon mystery, “The Blue Room” stars Amalric, Stephanie Cleau and Lea Drucker. 

The film, which was previously acquired by IFC Films for North American distribution, world-premiered in Un Certain Regard and earned warm reviews with 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Amalric had won a directing prize in 2010 for  the burlesque ensemble comedy “On Tour.”

Alfama’s Cannes slate included Benoit Jacquot’s “The Body Artist,” a drama thriller in French and English which the company is producing. »

- Elsa Keslassy and John Hopewell

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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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Branco to produce Conrad's Outpost

17 May 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Veteran producer to adapt Joseph Conrad’s novel.

Veteran Portuguese producer Paulo Branco is planning a big screen adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s An Outpost of Progress.

After backing an adaptation of Conrad’s Almayer’s Folly in 2011, made by Chantal Ackerman, Branco is now working on a film version of the novelist’s short story.

Written in 1897 and drawing on his own experience in the Congo, it deals with two European men who are assigned to a trading post in a remote part of the African jungle. But as isolation demoralises the pair and diseases weaken them, the story ultimately ends in tragedy.

The film will shoot in Angola, close to the location in which Conrad wrote the story, and will be directed by Hugo Vieira Da Silva. The cast is led by Nuno Lopes. It will be made through Leopardo Filmes and Amour Fou Vienna as a Portuguese-Austrian coproduction.

Meanwhile, together »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Elle Driver sells 3 Hearts

17 May 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Benoit Jacquot’s upcoming drama 3 Heartshas been finding plenty love with buyers on the back of first images.

Paris-based sales company Elle Driver has sold 3 Hearts into several territories including the UK (Metrodome), Canada (Métropole), Portugal (Leopardo Filmes), Cis and Baltics (Russian Report), Latin America (HBO Olé), Brazil (Mares Filmes), Spain (Golem), Switzerland (Agora Films), Australia (Madman) and Italy (Bim)

The picture stars Benoit Poelvoorde as a man who unwittingly falls in love with two sisters, played by Chiara Mastroianni and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Catherine Deneuve also features in the cast as their mother.   

Elle Driver has also done good business on Audrey Dana’s French Women - starring an ensemble cast featuring Isabelle Adjani, Laetitia Casta, Vanessa Paradis and Sylvie Testud - which it is world premiering in the market at Cannes.

Territories to have picked up the film include Brazil (Mares Filmes), Cis (Premium Films),  Switzerland (Filmcoopi), Spain (Vertigo Films) and Germany/Austria (Wild Bunch Germany »

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Catherine Deneuve Joins Emmanuelle Bercot’s ‘Standing Tall’ (Exclusive)

13 May 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Catherine Deneuve is set to reunite with “On My Way” helmer Emmanuelle Bercot for drama “Standing Tall,” one of the buzzed-about French films on Elle Driver’s Cannes slate.

Powered by Adeline Fontan Tessaur and Eva Diederix, Paris-based Elle Driver has shifted into high gear with high-caliber French projects like “Standing Tall” and Benoit Jacquot’s “Diary of a Chambermaid,” an adaptation of Octave Mirbeau’s classic novel toplining Lea Seydoux and Vincent Lindon.

Co-written by Helene Zimmer, “Chambermaid” brings together Jacquot, his “Farewell, My Queen” star Seydoux, sales company Elle Driver and producers Kristina Larsen for Les Films du Lendemain and Jean-Pierre Guerin for Jpg Films.

Deneuve plays a children’s magistrate that centers on a young delinquent’s coming of age. Benoit Magimel (“Little White Lies”) and Sara Forestier (“Suzanne”) also star. Les film du Kiosque is producing with Wild Bunch, which is also distributing in France.

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- Elsa Keslassy

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Cannes Film Festival: Early Pics Include Tommy Lee Jones’ ‘The Homesman,’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

16 April 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

On the eve of the Cannes Film Festival’s official selection announcement, a major competition prospect has emerged in Tommy Lee Jones’ frontier drama “The Homesman,” starring Jones and Hilary Swank as a claim jumper and a pioneer woman undertaking a perilous journey across the Midwest. Also featuring Meryl Streep, William Fichtner and Hailee Steinfeld, the film marks Jones’ first directorial outing since his 2005 Western, “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada,” which walked away from the Croisette with two major prizes. Like “Three Burials,” “The Homesman” was financed and produced by Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp, which is also handling international sales on the film.

Also set to make its world premiere in Cannes is 20th Century Fox/DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” which will receive an out-of-competition screening, in keeping with the festival’s tradition of bowing a U.S. studio blockbuster the first weekend. The sequel, »

- Justin Chang and Elsa Keslassy

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Global Showbiz Briefs: Lambert Wilson Set As Master Of Ceremonies At Cannes Film Festival; Emily Dalton Upped At Dsp

4 April 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Lambert Wilson Set As Master Of Ceremonies At Cannes French actor Lambert Wilson has been tapped to launch the 67th Cannes Film Festival on May 14. He also will welcome the president Jane Campion and her jury to the stage at the Palais des Festivals and host the prize ceremony on May 24. The versatile actor’s credits range from humour to thrillers and from art house to romcoms, and he has worked with such French film greats as André Téchiné, Benoît Jacquot, Bertrand Tavernier and Alain Resnais. Wilson made his first appearance in Cannes in 1985, with Téchiné’s Rendez-vous and has returned several times both as an actor and as president of the Un Certain Regard jury in 1999. Darlow Smithson Productions Taps Emily Dalton As Managing Director Endemol UK said Friday that Emily Dalton has been appointed Managing Director of factual producer Dsp. Ben Bowie is stepping down from the post to pursue a new venture. »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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Cannes Prospects: ‘Foxcatcher,’ Inarritu’s ‘Birdman’ Likely Headed to the Croisette

26 March 2014 5:35 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A belated festival premiere for Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” and a powerhouse showing for British filmmakers including Mike Leigh and Ken Loach — plus appearances by other usual suspects such as David Cronenberg, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nuri Bilge Ceylan and the Dardenne brothers — are among the strong possibilities hovering over the lineup of the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival.

In recent years, festival topper Thierry Fremaux and his selection committee have tended to push their final decisions to the very last minute under a nearly impenetrable veil of secrecy, defying the intense media scrutiny and endless speculation that always swirl around the Cannes lineup at this time of year. Although anything could change between now and April 17, when the official selection is unveiled — there are still enough hotly anticipated titles in the mix to warrant some educated guesswork about what is shaping up to be a promisingly diverse slate of auteurs. »

- Justin Chang and Elsa Keslassy

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Most Anticipated Films for 2015: An Overview

24 March 2014 8:15 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Last month, we unveiled our all-encompassing, most anticipated films for the current year in film. Now we peer into a future that is a little past the limits of 2014 thus we find ourselves with a quickie overview of the Top 100 Most Anticipated Films for 2015. Curated by our Nicholas Bell, with a little luck, we might see less than a finger count on one hand sum of films break this year, but for the most part, a good deal of these projects have planned 2014/15 production start dates. Here are 100 projects/filmmakers worth keeping tabs on (picks 100 to 11)

100. The Double Hour – Dir. Joshua Marston

99. Lila & Eve – Dir. Charles Stone III

98. Legacy of Secrecy – Dir. David O. Russell

97. The Theory of Everything – James Marsh

96. Elvis and Nixon – Dir. Liza Johnson

95. Hier – Dir. Balint Kenyeres

94. Timeless – Dir. Vadim Perelman

93. Wonderful Tonight – Dir. Christine Jeffs

92. Rocketman – Dir. Dagur Kari

91. Passengers – Dir. Brian Kirk

90. Sweet Cheeks – Dir. »

- Nicholas Bell

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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #33. Duane Hopkins’ Bypass

4 March 2014 7:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Bypass

Director: Duane Hopkins

Writer: Duane Hopkins

Producer: Samm Haillay

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Cast: George MacKay, Donald Sumpter, Felicity Gilbert

Steve McQueen, Ben Wheatley and Andrea Arnold might be leading the charge of new British filmmaker talents and are already well-established internationally with more than three features in, but filmmaker Duane Hopkins (2008′s Better Things) will surely become a household name member of the clique. Hopkins revisits a shipwrecked youth generation featuring George MacKay (who recently shined in another new filmmaking talent in Paul Wright’s For Those in Peril) and Felicity Gilbert (appears in Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac: Volume I as the dissed secretary). Worth mentioning: Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans also collaborated on the project.

Gist: This shows in graphic detail the life of Tim (MacKay). His habits, his hustle, his family, his responsibilities, his conflicts, his hopes, his fears, his character, his existence. Through this we understand his present, »

- Eric Lavallee

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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #34. Benoit Jacquot’s 3 Hearts

4 March 2014 6:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

3 Hearts

Director: Benoit Jacquot

Writers: Benoit Jacquot, Julien Boivent

Producers: Edouard Weil

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni, Benoît Poelvoorde

Though he’s been working steadily since the mid-70’s, director Benoit Jacquot’s films tend not to get much attention in the Us, even his growing handful of Isabelle Huppert starring titles (The School of Flesh; Keep It Quiet; False Servant; Villa Amalia) don’t get theatrical or DVD releases here. But the 2012 critical success of his 2012 film, Farewell My Queen seems to have snagged him some more international attention. While Lea Seydoux was originally slated to return for this latest film (scheduling conflicts have caused her to be replaced by Mastroianni), the presence of Deneuve and Gainsbourg should make this an undoubted item of interest.

Gist: One night, in the countryside. Marc misses his train to head back to Paris and meets Sylvie. »

- Nicholas Bell

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