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14 items from 2016

Illicit School Affairs Set Stage for Film Adaptation of ‘Scarborough’ Play

28 November 2016 8:10 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress, as presented by the creators themselves. At the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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Logline: A tale of forbidden love based on the acclaimed play from Royal Court Theatre in London.

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Set over three days in the British seaside town of Scarborough, two couples seek an escape from the constraints of real life. In a faded hotel, amongst the peeling wallpaper, they laugh, quarrel, make love and enjoy their anonymity.

The hotel rooms are their safe haven but also their self-imposed prison as they don’t dare go out. After all, at barely 16 years old, two of them are still at school… and the other two, »

- Steve Greene

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Rialto takes ‘Let Me Go’ for Australia, New Zealand

7 November 2016 3:15 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Nazi legacy drama based on Helga Schneider’s memoirs stars Juliet Stevenson.

London-based production and sales outfit Evolutionary Films has closed a deal with Rialto Distribution for Australia and New Zealand theatrical rights to director Polly Steele’s drama Let Me Go, based on Helga Schneider’s best-selling memoirs.

Featuring the first original film score from Radiohead drummer Philip Selway, the film stars four-time BAFTA-nominated actress Juliet Stevenson (Bend It Like Beckham) [pictured], Jodhi May (Last of the Mohicans), Lucy Boynton (Sing Street), Karin Bertling (The Bridge) and Stanley Weber (The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life).

After being abandoned in 1941 at four years-old so that her mother can join the Nazi SS as a concentration camp guard in Auschwitz, Let Me Go follows Schneider returning to face her mother sixty years later. The film also examines the next generations of the family and the suffering they endure following revelations of these long held secrets surrounding »

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Afm: Evolutionary Films to launch sci-fi 'Oceanus', Nazi drama 'Let Me Go'

26 October 2016 3:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

London-based sales and production company boards Juliet Stevenson and Malcolm McDowell projects.

UK outfit Evolutionary Films has acquired sales rights to Let Me Go, starring Juliet Stevenson.

The drama, currently in post-production, is based on the best-selling memoirs of Helga Schneider, who was abandoned by her mother in 1941 when she was only four years old as her mother joined the Nazi SS.

Set in 2000, the film follows Helga and her mother’s journeys, as well as the next two generations of their family as they struggle to cope with the revelations of long-held secrets about the horrific events that took place.

Directed by Polly Steele, Let Me Go also stars Sing Street’s Lucy Boynton and Jodhi May, and features the first original film score from Radiohead’s Philip Selway.

Evolutionary is also collaborating with FutureDude Entertainment on sci-fi adventure Oceanus: Odyssey One, set onboard an underwater research facility which becomes humanity’s last hope for survival »

- (Ian Sandwell)

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Feeling as others do, part 1 by Anne-Katrin Titze

10 October 2016 6:11 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Terence Davies with Anne-Katrin Titze at the W Hotel Union Square in New York Photo: Aimee Morris

This is the first part of a series on my journey with Terence Davies into A Quiet Passion, starring Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson with Jennifer Ehle (Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos) as her sister Vinnie, which was screened in the New York Film Festival in the Film Comment Presents selection. The exemplary supporting cast includes Keith Carradine (David Lowery's Ain't Them Bodies Saints), Duncan Duff, Joanna Bacon, Benjamin Wainwright (Jason Connery's Tommy's Honour), Emma Bell, Jodhi May (Sally Potter's Ginger & Rosa), Noémie Schellens, Catherine Bailey and Sara Vertongen.

Terence Davies with his A Quiet Passion star Cynthia Nixon Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Terence Davies looks at questions of the soul, family, war, creativity and how to be true to yourself. We first encounter young Emily (Emma Bell) at Episcopalian »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Cynthia Nixon in First Trailer for Terence Davies' Film 'A Quiet Passion'

17 August 2016 1:28 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

"You are alone in your rebellion, Ms. Dickinson." Get ready to be enthralled by the words and emotions of Emily Dickinson. A festival trailer has debuted for the film A Quiet Passion, from director Terence Davis (whose other film Sunset Song was just released in theaters this year). Cynthia Nixon stars as the legendary poet Emily Dickinson in this "luminous biopic". Also starring Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine, Duncan Duff, Jodhi May, Joanna Bacon and Catherine Bailey. These kind of intense period pieces aren't usually my thing, and I'm not that curious about this. However, the music they used for this trailer definitely got my attention. It's the track "Stars Wait For Us" by Plu-Ton and it seems odd, but totally works. Here's the first official trailer for Terence Davis' A Quiet Passion, direct from YouTube (via Tfs): Emily Dickinson wrote over a thousand poems in her lifetime but witnessed »

- Alex Billington

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‘A Quiet Passion’ Trailer: Cynthia Nixon Embodies Reclusive Emily Dickinson In Terence Davies-Directed Biopic

17 August 2016 12:09 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The story of the reclusive American poet Emily Dickinson comes to life in Terence Davies’ “A Quiet Passion,” which will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival this fall.

A new festival trailer for the period drama was just released and showcases Cynthia Nixon as the renowned artist as she struggles with the world around her.

A Quiet Passion” is a unique insight into Dickinson’s life and obsessions, and follows the writer from her schoolgirl days in Amherst, Massachusetts to her years writing in near-total isolation, where she produced over a thousand poems that are now regarded as the finest and most inventive in American literature.

Read More: First Look: Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson in Terence Davies’ ‘A Quiet Passion

The biopic also co-stars Jennifer Ehle as Dickinson’s sister, Lavinia, Keith Carradine as her father, Duncan Duff, Jodhi May, Joanna Bacon and Catherine Bailey. The picture »

- Liz Calvario

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Berlinale ’16: A Quiet Passion review

14 February 2016 9:45 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A Quiet Passion review: A potential career-best from both director Terence Davis and actress Cynthia Nixon. The toast of Berlinale so far.

A Quiet Passion review, Berlin Film Festival, 2016. Where to begin with celebrated filmmaker Terence Davies‘ latest, A Quiet Passion? For one, we note that it is his second film to hit screens in just a matter of months following last year’s brilliant A Sunset Song. For a filmmaker who made just one film in the twelve years between 1995 and 2008, it’s quite something, but something that is truly welcomed. Here, the accomplished writer/ director delves into the little known world of prolific American poet Emily Dickinson.

The film charts the teenage life of the poet, portrayed in the earlier years by Emma Bell (Frozen, Final Destination 5), and in her latter years by Cynthia Nixon (James White, Sex and the City). A known recluse, Dickinson wasn’t famous during her own lifetime, »

- Paul Heath

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Daily | Berlinale 2016 Diary #3

14 February 2016 3:27 PM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

In the third Berlinale Diary entry, I offer first impressions of Terence Davies's Emily Dickinson biopic A Quiet Passion with Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine, Catherine Bailey, Jodhi May, Emma Bell and Duncan Duff; Mia Hansen-Løve's outstanding Things to Come with Isabelle Huppert, Andre Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob and Sarah Le Picard; and Kiyoshi Kurosawa's serial killer thriller (and comedy) Creepy with Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yuko Takeuchi, Teruyuki Kagawa, Haruna Kawaguchi and Masahiro Higashide. Plus: Trailers and a clip. » - David Hudson »

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Terence Davies’ ‘A Quiet Passion’ to World Premiere at Berlin Film Festival

18 January 2016 6:49 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The Berlin Film Festival has revealed further titles running in its Berlinale Special program, including Terence Davies’ “A Quiet Passion” and Don Cheadle’s “Miles Ahead.”

Eight films have been invited to join Berlinale Special, which presents “recent works by contemporary filmmakers, biopics of renowned personalities as well as extraordinary formats.” They include productions and co-productions from Belgium, Denmark, Japan, Norway, Sweden, U.K. and the U.S.

Gala screenings will be held at the Friedrichstadt-Palast, while the presentations at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele will include discussions with the filmmakers after the screenings.

Berlinale Special Galas At The Friedrichstadt-palast

A Quiet Passion (U.K./Belgium)

By Terence Davies (Distant Voices, Still Lives, Sunset Song)

With Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine, Jodhi May, Catherine Bailey, Emma Bell, Duncan Duff

World premiere

Creepy (Japan)

By Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Journey to the Shore, Tokyo Sonata)

With Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yuko Takeuchi, Teruyuki Kagawa, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Daily | Berlinale 2016 Lineup, Round 9

18 January 2016 6:30 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Today's list of films added to the lineup for this year's Berlinale (February 11 through 21) is short but big: World premieres of Terence Davies's A Quiet Passion with Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson, Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine, Jodhi May, Catherine Bailey, Emma Bell and Duncan Duff; Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Creepy with Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yuko Takeuchi, Teruyuki Kagawa, Haruna Kawaguchi and Masahiro Higashide; Pernilla August's Den allvarsamma leken (A Serious Game) with Sverrir Gudnason, Karin Franz Körlof, Liv Mjönes, Michael Nyqvist and Mikkel Boe Følsgaard; and Sonia Kennebeck's documentary National Bird. Plus the international premiere of Don Cheadle's Miles Ahead. » - David Hudson »

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Terence Davies’ 'A Quiet Passion' to world premiere at Berlin

18 January 2016 4:49 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Don Cheadle’s Miles Davies’ biopic to get international premiere.

The Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 11-21) has unveiled the eight-strong line-up for its Berlinale Special strand, which includes recent works by contemporary filmmakers and biopics of renowned personalities.

The programme includes the world premiere of Terence Davies’ drama biopic A Quiet Passion, which stars Sex and the City’s Cynthia Nixon as the celebrated American poet Emily Dickinson, charting her life from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive artist. Jennifer Ehle (Fifty Shades Of Grey) and Keith Carradine (Nashville) co-star.

The line-up also includes the international premiere of Miles Ahead, Don Cheadle’s directorial debut in which he also stars as jazz pioneer Miles Davis in late 1970s Manhattan, dealing with sycophants, industry executives, career highs and lows and memories of the love of his life, Frances Taylor.

Pernilla August’s A Serious Game will also world premiere »

- (Michael Rosser)

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Juliet Stevenson drama 'Let Me Go' begins shoot

13 January 2016 2:31 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Project is based on the memoir of author Helga Schneider.

Drama Let Me Go, starring Juliet Stevenson (Bend It Like Beckham), has begun principal photography in Surrey, England.

Filming will continue for three weeks before moving to London and Vienna. The production will last five weeks.

Based on the memoir of Helga Schneider, the story follows the emotional journeys of four generations of women from the same family and how they suffer from a trauma created during the Second World War.

The script was written by Polly Steele (Lena: The Bride of Ice), who will also direct, and will star Stevenson as Schneider alongside Jodhi May (The Last of the Mohicans) and Lucy Boynton (Sing Street, Life in Squares).

New cast members announced include Éva Magyar (X-Men: First Class), Abhin Galeya (Exodus: Gods And Kings), Stanley Weber (The First Day of the Rest of Your Life), Simona Hughes (Woman In Gold) and Elizabeth Webster (Cockneys vs Zombies).

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Juliet Stevenson, Jodhi May Head Cast in Polly Steele’s ‘Let Me Go’

13 January 2016 12:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Juliet Stevenson, who has been BAFTA nominated four times, is set to star in Polly Steele’s contemporary drama “Let Me Go,” which has just started to shoot. Radiohead drummer Philip Selway is composing the score.

Stevenson, whose credits include “Truly Madly Deeply,” is joined in the cast by Jodhi May (“Last of the Mohicans,” “The Other Boleyn Girl”), Lucy Boynton (“Sing Street”), Karin Bertling (“The Bridge,” “Wallander”) and Stanley Weber (“Not Another Happy Ending”). The film is written and directed by Steele, whose credits include the film “Lena — Bride of Ice” and TV show “Elton John — Tantrums and Tiaras,” from a true-life story by Helga Schneider, based on her best-selling memoir of the same name.

Let Me Go,” which is a story about mothers and daughters and abandonment, follows the emotional journeys of four generations of women from the same family and how they suffer from a trauma »

- Leo Barraclough

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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #31. Terence Davies’ A Quiet Passion

11 January 2016 3:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

A Quiet Passion

Director: Terence Davies

Writer: Terence Davies

In his four decades of filmmaking, British auteur Terence Davies has never unveiled consecutive projects, until now. Following his Toronto Film Festival premiered Sunset Song (which was also the unveiling platform for his 2011 The Deep Blue Sea), Davies has completed A Quiet Passion, a biopic of American poet Emily Dickinson, with Cynthia Nixon starring as the reclusive artist. Strangely enough, 2016 will also see another portrait of Dickinson from American filmmaker Madeleine Olnek with Molly Shannon. Davies seems to be taking a more comprehensive route, and following Nixon’s unforgettable turn in this year’s James White from Josh Mond, we’re anxious to see her take on the iconic poet, a bleak, lonely subject who should fit neatly into Davies’ cinematic interest.

Cast: Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine, Jodhi May, Duncan Duff

Production Co.: Hurricane Films, Indomitable Entertainment, WeatherVane Productions

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- Nicholas Bell

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