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Distributor plans late 2017, 2018 releases.
On the Beach At Night Alone will open in November at Film Society of Lincoln Center and Metrograph in New York.
The film stars Kim Minhee in a Berlin Silver Bear-wining role as an actress reeling in the aftermath of an affair with a married film director.
Claire’s Camera will open in 2018 and stars Huppert as a schoolteacher with a camera that might be magical.
“Here at Cinema Guild, we have been longtime admirers of Hong Sangsoo’s films,” Cinema Guild director of distribution Peter Kelly said. “This year has »
Distributor acquires Us rights to Hong Sangsoo’s two recent Cannes and Berlin standouts.
Cinema Guild has announced the acquisition of all Us distribution rights to two of Hong Sangsoo’s latest films: Berlin prize winner On The Beach At Night Alone and Cannes entry Claire’s Camera, starring Isabelle Huppert.
On the Beach at Night Alone will open in November at Film Society of Lincoln Center and Metrograph in New York.
Claire’s Camera will be released theatrically in early 2018.
On the Beach at Night Alone stars Kim Minhee — in the role that won her the Silver Bear for best actress at the Berlin International Film Festival—as an actress named Younghee reeling in the aftermath of an affair with a married film director.
In Claire’ s Camera, Huppert plays Claire, a school teacher with a camera that might be magical on her first visit to Cannes. She happens upon a film sales assistant, Manhee, who was »
“Western” has found a home. Cinema Guild has snagged the U.S. rights to Valeska Grisebach’s thriller with a theatrical release planned for early 2018, Variety reports. Grisebach is among the project’s producers, as is fellow German filmmaker Maren Ade (“Toni Erdmann”).
Set in rural Bulgaria, “Western” is penned by Grisebach and centers on a group of German construction workers who are installing a hydroelectric plant. “The foreign land awakens the men’s sense of adventure, but tensions mount when the strong, silent newcomer to the group starts mixing with the local villagers in a story of masculinity and xenophobia on the contemporary frontier of Eastern Europe,” the source summarizes. Newcomer Meinhard Neumann stars in the pic, which made its world premiere at Cannes to rave reviews.
“I grew up with the Western genre, sitting in front of a TV set in 1970s West Berlin. I had a desire to return to that genre; it captivated me in a profound way,” Grisebach told us. She explained, “I wanted to grapple with the lonely, melancholic heroes and male mythology as portrayed in the Western. The genre’s modernism is exciting: Despite all its conservative elements, it attempts to portray something about the construction of society and the responsibility of the individual. And yet, it still reflects on its own contradictions. The search for independence — or to leave everything behind — always contends with the longing to arrive somewhere, to belong, and is often taken to the point of opportunism.”
“Valeska Grisebach uses the tropes of the western genre to tell a story that resonates globally,” commented Peter Kelly, Cinema Guild Director of Distribution. “‘Western’ is a film that really stuck with us from the first time we saw it and we’re sure it will have a similar effect on audiences.”
Grisebach previously wrote and directed 2006’s “Longing” and 2001’s “Be My Star.”
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- Laura Berger
“Western” was produced by German distributor Komplizen Film, which produced last year’s Academy Award nominee “Toni Erdmann.” Producers are Maren Ade, Jonas Dornbach, Valeska Grisebach, Janine Jackowski and Michel Merkt.
“Western” follows a group of German construction workers installing a hydroelectric plant in remote rural Bulgaria. The foreign land awakens the men’s sense of adventure, but tensions mount when the strong, silent newcomer to the group starts mixing with the local villagers in a story of masculinity and xenophobia on the contemporary frontier of Eastern Europe. Meinhard Neumann is the lead actor.
- Dave McNary
Cinema Guild has bought all U.S. distribution rights to Jérôme Reybaud’s fiction feature debut, gay romance “4 Days in France.” The film premiered at last year’s Venice Critics’ week and made its U.S. debut at Film Society of Lincoln Center’s New Directors/New Films event in March. It will open in August at the Quad Cinema in New York.
Written by Reybaud, “4 Days in France” follows a young man who loses himself in France for four days and four nights, abandoning himself to its landscapes and chance encounters, some sexual. Meanwhile, his lover attempts to track him down, using the Grindr smartphone dating app.
‘Moonlight’ Wins Top Film at GLAAD Media Awards
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5 items from 2017
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