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Joachim Trier’s ‘Thelma’ Opens Nordic Encounter in Haugesund

19 July 2017 2:35 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Norwegian director Joachim Trier – whose latest feature, the English-language “Louder than Bombs,” was Norway’s first contender for the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 36 years and won, among other plaudits, the Nordic Council’s Film Prize – will launch the 45th Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund. Unspooling on Norway’s west coast, it runs Aug. 20-25.

”Trier is one of our most important filmmakers and all his films have been on show here, so of course it is a pleasure to start with ‘Thelma,’” said festival and program director Tonje Hardersen, close to finishing the festival schedule. Starring Norwegian actress Eili Harboe, the film is a supernatural thriller about a young woman who falls in love and discovers she has frightening and inexplicable powers.

Thelma” will be the first of so far 78 films from 24 countries in the program and one of the rather few local entries in this year’s selection, compared »

- Jorn Rossing Jensen

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Sarajevo Film Festival reveals 2017 competition titles

18 July 2017 6:25 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Golden Bear winner Semih Kaplanoglu to present new feature.

The 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 11-18) has unveiled its competition line-up.

Three world premieres and four regional premieres will compete for the festival’s top prize, the Heart of Sarajevo.

Golden Bear-winning director Semih Kaplanoğlu will compete with his latest feature Grain, which has its world premiere in Sarajevo. The film is his first feature since 2010 drama Honey, which won Berlin Film Festival’s top prize and was nominated for three prizes at the European Film Awards.

His new film is a dystopian story set in a world where a genetic crisis leads to massive crop failure. The Match Factory is handling sales.

Also having world premieres in Sarajevo are two debut features: Emanuel Pârvu’s Romanian feature Meda Or The Not So Bright Side Of Things and Gentian Koçi’s Albanian-Greek feature Daybreak.

Among the regional premieres are Rezo Gigineishvili’s Hostages, which premiered »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Andy Vajna Explains How He’s Bringing Hollywood to Hungary

31 May 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Andy Vajna, whose credits during his time as a Hollywood producer included movies from the “Rambo” and “Terminator” franchises, is sitting on a yacht in Cannes’ Old Port surveying the horizon, and all looks fair. His focus nowadays — as Hungary’s film commissioner — is on helping international producers navigate a smooth and successful shoot for their movies in his country, and propelling Hungarian films into the global market. He’s making waves on both fronts.

Hungary is the second-biggest production hub in Europe after the U.K., with international producers attracted by the 25% tax rebate, the skilled crews and the modern production facilities. “We were nowhere five years ago,” Vajna says. Six to eight major international movies shoot in Hungary every year, as well as 10 or so films with an above-average budget. Recent productions have included 20th Century Fox spy thriller “Red Sparrow,” starring Jennifer Lawrence, and Lionsgate’s retelling »

- Leo Barraclough

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Cannes 2017: 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or; full list of winners

28 May 2017 10:47 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

There were also wins for Sofia Coppola, Joaquin Phoenix and Diane Kruger.

The Competition prizes for the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival have been handed out tonight (28 May) in the Lumiere Theatre, with Ruben Östlund’s The Square winning the coveted Palme d’Or.

Pedro Almodóvar presided over this year’s jury that also included Will Smith, Maren Ade, Park Chan-wook, Paolo Sorrentino, Jessica Chastain, Fan Bingbing, Agnès Jaoui and Gabriel Yared.

Full list of winners below:

Palme D’Or

The Square (Ruben Östlund)

Grand Prix

120 Beats Per Minute (Robin Campillo)

Best Director

Sofia Coppola (The Beguiled)

Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here)

Best Actress

Diane Kruger (In the Fade)

Jury Prize

Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev)

Best Screenplay

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer and You Were Never Really Here

Camera D’Or

Jeune Femme (Léonor Sérraille)

Best Short Film

A Gentle Night (Qui Yang)

Short Film Special Mention

Katto (Teppo Airaksinen)

70th Anniversary »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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Cannes 2017: Competition - full list of winners as they happen

28 May 2017 10:47 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

19 films are competing for the Palme d’Or.

The Competition prizes for the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will be handed out this evening (28 May) in the Lumiere Theatre, including the coveted Palme d’Or.

Pedro Almodóvar presided over this year’s jury that also included Will Smith, Maren Ade, Park Chan-wook, Paolo Sorrentino, Jessica Chastain, Fan Bingbing, Agnès Jaoui and Gabriel Yared.

The ceremony begins at around 6:15pm GMT. Watch the red carpet coverage below or Here on mobile.

Full list of winners, as they happen, below:

Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here)

Best Actress

Diane Kruger (In the Fade)

Jury Prize

Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev)

Best Screenplay

The Killing Of Sacred Deer and You Were Never Really Here

Camera D’Or

Jeune Femme (Léonor Sérraille)

Best Short Film

A Gentle Night (Qui Yang)

Short Film Special Mention

Katto (Teppo Airaksinen)

Palme D’Orgrand Prixbest DIRECTORCannes 70 Competition filmsIn the Fade (Fatih Akin »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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Cannes 2017 verdict and awards predictions: a festival of sorrow, strength and middle-class woes | Peter Bradshaw

26 May 2017 10:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This year’s event took in the migrant crisis, Russian authoritarianism, sulky sculptors – and even introduced us to a loveable pig. There was plenty to enjoy

This year’s Cannes had its overriding theme imposed from without: terrorism. The festival was widely and solidly shocked by the news from Manchester, and the director Thierry Frémaux made an affecting speech from the Palais stage about the need to stand firm with that city and asked for a minute’s silence. Delegates were coming up to Brits all the time and expressing their sympathy. Cannes had had its own scare earlier in the week: a stray bag spotted in an empty auditorium. In went security staff with dogs, a reminder of how convulsed France has been by terrorist outrage – particularly up the coast, in Nice.

But otherwise, the themes of Cannes revolved around the three Rs: refugees, Russia and the ruin of the middle class. »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Jupiter’S Moon (2017) Movie Trailer: An Immigrant Develops a Superhuman Ability

23 May 2017 11:34 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Jupiter’s Moon Trailer and Poster Kornél Mundruczó‘s Jupiter’s Moon / Jupiter holdja (2017) movie trailer and movie poster star Merab Ninidze, Zsombor Jéger, György Cserhalmi, Mónika Balsai, and Majd Asmi. Jupiter’s Moon‘s “A young immigrant is shot down while illegally crossing the border. Terrified and in shock, wounded Aryan can now mysteriously levitate at will. Thrown [...]

Continue reading: Jupiter’S Moon (2017) Movie Trailer: An Immigrant Develops a Superhuman Ability »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Out’

23 May 2017 12:56 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Like an Eastern European Candide, a downsized Slovak power-plant engineer leaves for Latvia, pursuing a dream of a better job and good fishing in the absurdist picaresque “Out,” from feature debutant György Kristóf, who like his protagonist is an ethnic Hungarian Slovak. Although a tad lacking in dramatic oomph, the smartly stylized episodic tale is crammed full of oddball characters and boasts a deeply sympathetic turn from Hungarian actor Sándor Terhes as the protagonist, who sets out on his odyssey with barely more than schoolboy Russian and a vintage fishing pole. Fests most definitely should bite; sales agent Cercamon is closing on several Asian territories and following up on interest from European distributors.

Embracing the opportunity to go out into the world, naïve, fiftysomething Ágoston (Terhes, who has a minor role in competition title “Jupiter’s Moon”) leaves his stoic wife (Éva Bandor) and university student daughter (Judit Bárdos) for »

- Alissa Simon

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Cannes 2017. Just Business—Bong Joon-Ho's "Okja"

22 May 2017 5:48 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The worst of the Cannes slate is often characterized by self-importance mixed with complete wrong-headedness. That’s certainly true of Andrei Zvyagintsev’s Loveless and reportedly even truer of Kornél Mundruczó’s Jupiter’s Moon, both of which are competing for the Palme d’Or this year. But that goes a long way to explaining why unpretentious genre fare can be such a refreshing prospect amidst the arthouse torpor. That’s a slot that, in the competition slate at least, Bong Joon-ho’s Okja should have filled—and for a while, it looks like it may fulfill that promise. Opening ca. 2007 New York with a garish infomercial for the Miranda Corporation, headed by CEO Lucy Mirando (a blonde-wigged Tilda Swinton with bright silver braces), the sequence is a fluid mix of exposition and sprightly satire. World hunger is the problem and Lucy Miranda has the solution: a 10-year competition where »

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70th Cannes Film Festival Review – Jupiter’s Moon (2017)

20 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jupiter’s Moon, 2017.

Directed by Kornél Mundruczó.

Starring: Zsombor Jéger, Merab Ninidze, György Cserhalmi, and Móni Balsai.

Synopsis:

A Syrian refugee is fatally shot as he crosses the border into Hungary. However, he magically heals and rises from the dead, with the added ability of flying. His presence in the country prompts a manhunt but he also earns the unwavering support of a rogue doctor.

Europe’s refugee crisis is given the supernatural treatment in Jupiter’s Moon, a heavy-handed and messy Palme d’Or contender by director Kornél Mundruczó.

The opening card states that Jupiter has 67 moons but only one, Europa, might be capable of supporting life due to its geographical features. Straight away Mundruczó’s mixes his metaphors. Since the film has absolutely nothing to do with outer space or satellites, is this simply an interesting astronomy fact? Or is he implying, rather clunkily, that the European continent »

- Sara Hemrajani

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German Film Budgets Experience Boom Under Merkel

19 May 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The German film industry is cheering Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government for significantly increasing film funding this year, particularly for major international productions.

While total annual funding last year reached nearly €240 million ($261.6 million) from the country’s 10 federal and regional film support agencies, the government has agreed to up the film support budget overseen by German culture and media commissioner Monika Grütters.

This includes the German Federal Film Fund (Dfff), a 20% rebate program vital for major international productions, as well as a separate pot supporting smaller artistic and experimental films. Recent Dfff-funded productions include James Kent’s upcoming historical drama “The Aftermath,” starring Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård; Gore Verbinski’s “A Cure for Wellness”; and Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War.”

In February, Grütters announced an increase in this year’s Dfff budget from $55 million to $81.7 million, with the hike aimed specifically at international co-productions and big-budget domestic films. »

- Ed Meza

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Homegrown German Films Makes Global Showing

19 May 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

While German-language films screening at this year’s Cannes Film Festival are scant in number, German talent and market titles nevertheless offer a glimpse of current and upcoming productions, ranging in subject matter from prehistoric adventure and Nazi-era intrigue to modern day terrorism and romance in the face of sorrow.

This year’s crop of local productions follows a standout year for German films, which not only made an impressive showing on the international festival circuit but also at both the domestic and international box office. Maren Ade’s Oscar-nominated “Toni Erdmann,” a bittersweet comedy about an aging father trying to reconnect with his distant, workaholic daughter, enjoyed a stellar year, winning a slew of international prizes, including five European Film Awards, sweeping this year’s German Film Awards, and leading to Ade’s selection for this year’s Cannes competition jury.

Domestically, the refugee crisis was the focus of »

- Ed Meza

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‘Alien: Covenant’ Soundtrack: Listen to Jed Kurzel’s Score for Ridley Scott’s New Sci-Fi Thriller

19 May 2017 1:10 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fans of the “Alien” franchise will finally get to see Ridley Scott’s latest installment,”Alien: Covenant,” this Friday, May 19. But before heading out to the movies, you can listen to the film’s soundtrack, by composer Jed Kurzel.

Read More: ‘Alien Covenant’ Review: Michael Fassbender Is a Creepy Delight, But It’s Mostly the Same Old Horror Show

In an interview with Dread Central, the Australian singer/composer spoke about the combination of organic and synthetic sounds present in all of the “Alien” movies. “It definitely provided a jumping off point for me,” the composer said. “When I first met Ridley, we talked a lot about these organic-sounding instruments being corrupted either by foreign sounds or from within themselves. Even within the more lush orchestral pieces there are elements suggesting a threatening presence, like breaths and pulses. Ridley was a big fan of the BBC Radiophonic show from the 60’s. »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Cannes Review: ‘Jupiter’s Moon’ Floats Above Genre Conventions with Swagger and Social Conscience

19 May 2017 10:23 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The juxtaposition of supernatural thriller tropes and urgent socio-political issues in Kornél Mundruczó’s latest movie — an original take on the superhero origin story set to the backdrop of the refugee crisis — might prove a delicate one for some viewers to take. Those unperturbed, however, should find much to relish in Jupiter’s Moon, a film that somewhat lightly plays with themes of religion and immigration as it rumbles, crashes, and ultimately soars through the streets of the Hungarian capitol. It’s a tricky balance and Mundruczó (who had a break-out with his canine revolt film White God in 2014) strikes it with style and confidence (even going so far as to signpost it in an opening prologue that reminds the audience that the titular gas giant’s largest orbiting body is called Europa, and that many believe that large oceans rest beneath its icy surface where a “cradle of life »

- Rory O'Connor

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Kornél Mundruczó’s ‘Jupiter’s Moon’ Undoes Good Intentions With Heavy-Handed Symbolism [Cannes Review]

19 May 2017 10:13 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As visually arresting as Kornél Mundruczó’s latest film “Jupiter’s Moon” undoubtedly is, it remains too intellectually imprisoned within its own allegorical confines to make a truly positive impact. Not 30 minutes in, after we’ve met our two protagonists and one of them has already levitated a few times, the little voice inside your head is screaming “let me out!” as the bizarre events continue to unfold at their exhaustive pace.

Continue reading Kornél Mundruczó’s ‘Jupiter’s Moon’ Undoes Good Intentions With Heavy-Handed Symbolism [Cannes Review] at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Cannes 2017: Jupiter’s Moon review: Dir. Kornél Mundruczó (2017)

19 May 2017 7:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Jupiter’s Moon review: Kornél Mundruczó follows up his 2014 Un Certain Regard winner White God with this interesting drama where you will believe a man can fly.

Jupiter’s Moon review by Paul Heath at the 2017 Festival de Cannes.

Jupiter’s Moon review

An old art teacher in secondary school used to tell me ‘remember to look up, people don’t look up anymore.’ This is a phrase that very much applies to this Hungarian effort; a kind of sci-fi drama with religious undertones, all set within a very topical political and social climate.

Kornél Mundruczó’s Jupiter’s Moon begins with an ambitious one-take, one-shot sequence focusing on a group of refugees heading into Hungary from Syria via boat. The action hones in on a young man named Aryan (Zsombor Jéger) and his father who are almost immediately split up as one of said boats collapses when authorities close »

- Paul Heath

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Cannes Review: ‘Jupiter’s Moon’ Is A Vapid But Visually Astonishing Riff On Europe’s Refugee Crisis

18 May 2017 4:52 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Rising Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó’s staggeringly well-shot but painfully strained new film is the first since his staggeringly well-shot but painfully strained “White God.” It opens with a title card informing us that Jupiter has 67 moons, but Europa is the only one that might be capable of supporting life. At the time, such information seems like it could be a helpful bit of context for the adventure to come. But “Jupiter’s Moon” is not set in outer space. In fact, neither Europa nor any of the gas giant’s other 66 moons are mentioned again. It turns out that the factoid is only the first salvo of a senseless metaphor that’s stretched across two hours of the visually dazzling movie that follows.

“Jupiter’s Moon” — like so many other films at Cannes this year — centers on Europe’s ongoing refugee crisis. It begins in the dead of night, »

- David Ehrlich

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Jupiter’s Moon’

18 May 2017 2:57 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s often been asserted that the inhabitants of cities seldom look up. Maybe when there’s a suicide under negotiation, or a high-wire-walker, or when something ominous splats on your shoulder, but if there were a man slowly rotating eight floors up in the middle of a busy street, how long would it be before anyone on the ground noticed? And, having noticed, would their thoughts immediately turn to miracles and angels?

Perhaps, if they were Kornél Mundruczó, who finds God — and many other intriguing metaphysical possibilities — in his central, striking image of Syrian refugee Aryan (Zsombor Jéger) hovering high above the streets and rooftops of Budapest. Too many, really: the attempt to explore them all simultaneously sends the sometimes stunning, often beguiling and always visually inventive “Jupiter’s Moon” tumbling to earth. This serious-minded, ambitious oddity shoots for the moon of a far-off planet, but it really only »

- Jessica Kiang

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Jupiter's Moon review – ambitious parable about a flying refugee never quite takes off

18 May 2017 1:19 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Hungarian film-maker Kornél Mundruczó follows up White God with this odd, idiosyncratic story about a Syrian refugee who discovers he has a superpower

Look – up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a satire on anti-refugee paranoia? Is it a religiose parable of guilt and redemption? Is it a Euro-arthouse superhero origin myth?

Difficult to tell. Kornél Mundruczó’s Jupiter’s Moon is a messily ambitious and over-extended movie with some great images; like his previous picture White God it leaves behind the somewhat torpid realist mannerisms of his even earlier films such as Delta and skirts the fringes of sci-fi and fantasy. In fact, it is about a Syrian refugee who recovers from bullet-wounds inflicted by a trigger happy immigration cop and realises he has a superpower. He can fly!

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- Peter Bradshaw

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‘Jupiter’s Moon’ Trailer: Kornél Mundruczó’s Cannes Contender Follows a Refugee with Superpowers

17 May 2017 12:55 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Kornél Mundruczó’s film “White God” earned rave reviews and won the Un Certain Regard prize in Cannes in 2014. Now, the Hungarian filmmaker is returning to the festival with “Jupiter’s Moon” (originally titled “Jupiter holdja”), which will premiere at competition this Friday, May 19.

Read More: The 2017 IndieWire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During the Festival

“Jupiter’s Moon” follows Aryan, a young immigrant who gets shot while attempting to cross the border. He gets thrown into a refugee camp where he mysteriously heals his wounds and discovers that he can levitate. He escapes the camp with the help of a doctor, and embarks on a search for his father, while on the run from the authorities.

Read More: Cannes 2017: 9 Hot Acquisition Titles That Will Have Buyers Chasing Foreign Films

There are 19 films competing for the Palme d’Or at Cannes this year, including Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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