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The Marseille Web Fest is back for a fifth year of celebrating digital productions. The France-based web series festival, the biggest international event of its kind in Europe, will take place on October 9 and 10 at the Théâtre de la Joliette.
Over the course of two days, the Marseille Web Fest will screen a roster of 25 digital series to audiences who attend the festival. Among the titles showing at the fifth annual event are Ridley Scott’s Halo Nightfall series and Looking for Maman by actor Jonathan Lambert. These 25 web series, hailing from ten different countries, will compete for the chance to win eight awards from a jury of judges led by Jean-Pierre Dionnet. French Svod Canalplay and Canadian digital production company TreeCircle Media will present the Coup de Coeur and Innovation Prizes, respectively.
Additionally, the 2015 Marseille Web Fest will feature events and programming for attendees to learn more about the digital series industry. »
- Bree Brouwer
The director of Wrong and that killer tire movie you've heard so much about, Rubber, has another surreal art-house favourite out called Reality.
Reality opens in Los Angeles today, May 15th, and has been available on VOD since May 1 so be sure to track it down.
A quiet cameraman, dreams of directing his first horror movie. Bob Marshal, a wealthy producer, accepts to finance his movie on one condition: Jason has 48 hours to find the perfect scream in the history of film. During his search, Jason gradually gets lost in a nightmare.
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Ioncinema.com’s Top 3 Critics’ Picks offers a curated approach to the usual quandary: what would you recommend I see in theaters this month? All appearing on the 2014 film festival circuit, the latest from the Safdie Brothers and French filmmakers Quentin Dupieux and Thomas Cailley are an alluringly fresh trio of options for May ’15.
May 1st – Limited Release
Distributor: IFC Midnight
Awards & Fests: This premiered in the Horizons section at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival and got plenty of fest play with notable stops at Sitges ’14, AFI Fest ’14 and Rotterdam ’15.
What the critic’s are saying?: Despite the mixed-bag reactions out of Venice, IFC Midnight acquired the rights last November to this micro-nutty versioner of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. IndieWIRE (A-) cautions future audiences by saying that “some viewers may find grating — is that it’s guaranteed to leave audiences scratching their heads »
- Eric Lavallee
French filmmaker Quentin Dupieux has made a career out of blurring the lines between ambition and utter lunacy, vouching for those who argue that beauty and chaos go hand-in-hand. I’ll confess that Rubber and Wrong hold a special place in my heart, but his latest film, aptly titled Reality, might be where I hop off this gonzo train of absurd, nonconforming, dreamlike voyeurism. As you can assume, Dupieux’s hazily overexposed interpretation of reality is anything but “normal,” as we’re once again caught in multiple character arcs that are pieced together by – well, I can finally say I have no ‘effing idea how everything comes together. Rubber addresses cinematic cultures, and Wrong chases a dog, but Reality introduces a nightmare that we never wake up from no matter how hard we try.
There’s no point in explaining a plot that’s non-existent, but here’s the short-hand version. »
- Matt Donato
Jason, a quiet cameraman, dreams of directing his first horror movie. Bob Marshall, a wealthy producer, accepts to finance his movie on one condition : Jason has 48 hours to find the best scream in the history of film. During his search, Jason gradually gets lost in a nightmare.
- Gary Collinson
5 items from 2015
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