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Versatile adds La Patota to Tiff slate

5 September 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Other new additions include Jerome Bonnell’s A Trois, On Y Va.

Paris-based sales agent Versatile has picked up Argentine Santiago Mitre’s social thriller La Patota about an idealistic lawyer who is attacked by a gang while doing charity work in an impoverished border-town. 

Other additions to Versatile’s Tiff slate include France’s Jérôme Bonnell’s upcoming A Trois, On Y Va, a love triangle comedy starring Anais Demoustier, Sophie Verbeeck and Félix Moati.

Mitre’s second film after The Student, which won the Locarno’s special jury prize in 2011, La Patota has just started shooting in Misiones in north-east Argentina, with Argentine actress Dolorès Fonzi in the lead role.

Inspired by late compatriot filmmaker Daniel Tinayre’s 1960 classic, it revolves around lawyer Pauline who ditches a glittering career in Buenos Aires to help the inhabitants of her impoverished hometown on the Argentine border with Paraguay and Brazil.

Within days of »

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Kristen Stewart Is A Giant On New Poster For Camp X-Ray

4 September 2014 1:33 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Who knew that Kristen Stewart would pull herself up by the bootstraps? Literally. The ex-vamp groupie who came under intense press scrutiny after her private life was made public, seems to be back on track. Since she ended her stint as mopey teen Bella in vampiric dreck Twilight, she’s got her act together. She’s worked with a stub of accomplished directors (Walter Salles (On The Road) and Olivier Assayas (Clouds Of Sils Maria)) and she’s landing rave reviews. For her next project, Camp X-Ray, which debuted at Sundance this year, it looks possible that she’s in line for more of the latter.

Taking on the role of a Guantanamo Bay detention camp guard for first time director Peter Sattler, Stewart’s made quite the impressive leap. Going on the slew of set photos and the trailer released so far, the movie looks set to catapult her »

- Gem Seddon

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New Poster & Photos Of 'Camp X-Ray' Starring Kristen Stewart

4 September 2014 9:06 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Okay, Taylor Lautner, it’s your move. The primary “Twilight” duo of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have used their Ya-vampire cache as a stepping stone to work with extremely interesting filmmakers: Walter Salles, Olivier Assayas, David Cronenberg, David Michod and many, many more. Lautner has fallen behind in that regard, but it’s possible he might have been legitimately interested in “Abduction” and “Grown Ups 2” (and/or, he just hasn’t found the right roles yet). That’s neither here nor there, but it does remind us that Kristen Stewart has another intriguing looking project coming up. Titled “Camp X-Ray,” the movie is an indie that premiered at Sundance earlier this year, and features the actress as in an unlikely, but challenging role of a Guantanamo Bay detention camp guard. Written and directed by first-time feature helmer Peter Sattler, the movie co-stars Tara Holt, John Carroll Lynch, Lane Garrison, »

- Edward Davis

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Gullane Filmes Ups Brazil’s Ante (Exclusive)

11 August 2014 12:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Locarno – Talk about raising the bar. At Locarno, Brazil’s Fabiano Gullane, co-founder with brother Caio of Sao Paulo-based Gullane Filmes, is unveiling to sales agents and potential co-producers the biggest, most ambitious and most sophisticated movie production slate in modern Brazilian times.

Novelties on Gullane’s 14-title slate include two new Hollywood studio link-ups: Tomas Portella’s “Love Stories,” co-produced by Disney’s Buena Vista Intl., and romcom “Incompatible,” with co-production from Fox, which has acquired worldwide distribution rights.

The portfolio – two movies in post-production, including the Anna Muylaert’s anticipated “Where Is She?” which plays Locarno’s pix-in-post Carte Blanche Monday, and 12 in development – rolls off the phenomenal success of Gullane’s to-date-two-pic comedy franchise, “Till Luck Do Us Part,” which gave Gullane the biggest local movie hit in Brazil in 2012 and 2014, grossing a combined $36.1 million at Brazilian wickets.

The announcement also comes just weeks after Brazilian president »

- John Hopewell

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In the War Zone: Trailer for Guantanamo-Set Drama Starring Stewart, Maadi

8 August 2014 4:56 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Camp X-Ray’ trailer 2014: Kristen Stewart and Payman Maadi in Guantanamo’s ‘war zone’ (photo: Kristen Stewart in ‘Camp X-Ray’) The official Camp X-Ray trailer is out. "Make no mistake about it. This is a war zone," a male voice tells the recruits (and us) at the start of the movie trailer, set in Guantanamo’s temporary detention center Camp X-Ray. A "war zone" in more ways than one; he’s referring not only to the physical danger faced by the U.S. military guards (and their Muslim prisoners — or rather, "detainees"), but also, and more ominously, to a war of minds and mindsets between the two groups, who may have more in common with each other than is apparent on the surface. Private Amy Cole aka Kristen Stewart is forewarned: "You can talk to ‘em, but do not let these guys learn anything about you. Do not let them get inside your head. »

- Andre Soares

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‘Sight & Sound’ releases 50 greatest documentary films list

1 August 2014 1:09 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

As reported over at The Dissolve, highly respected British film magazine Sight & Sound is famous for its list of the greatest films off all time released once every decade. Since 1952, Citizen Kane held the number one spot until Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo dethroned it in the 2012 poll. Now for the first time Sight & Sound has released a list of the 50 greatest documentary films of all time. The list was compiled after polling from over 200 critics and curators and 100 filmmakers, including “John Akomfrah, Michael Apted, Clio Barnard, James Benning, Sophie Fiennes, Amos Gitai, Paul Greengrass, Jose Guerin, Isaac Julien, Asif Kapadia, Sergei Loznitsa, Kevin Macdonald, James Marsh, Joshua Oppenheimer, Anand Patwardhan, Pawel Pawlikowski, Nicolas Philibert, Walter Salles, and James Toback”.

The top 10 are:

Man With A Movie Camera, (Dziga Vertov, 1929) Shoah (Claude Lanzmann, 1985) Sans Soleil, (Chris Marker, 1982) Night And Fog (Alain Resnais, 1955) The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris, 1989) Chronicle Of A Summer (Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin, »

- Max Molinaro

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Silent film tops documentary poll

1 August 2014 4:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

More than 200 critics and 100 filmmakers take part in poll.

Dziga Vertov’s silent film Man with a Movie Camera (1929) has topped Sight & Sound magazine’s first major poll of the world’s best documentaries.

More than 1,000 films were nominated by 200 critics and 100 filmmakers with more than 100 voting for Man with a Movie Camera.

Vertov’s surrealist classic in which a man travels around a city with a camera documenting urban life was shot in Odessa, Kiev and Khadliv.

Vertov also topped the critics’ list of top doc filmmakers while Frederick Wiseman is number one according to his fellow directors.

Participating filmmakers included Kevin Macdonald, Walter Salles, Joshua Oppenheimer, James Toback, Asif Kapadia, Carol Morley and Mark Cousins.

Critics’ Top 10 documentariesMan with a Movie Camera, dir. Dziga Vertov (Ussr 1929) [pictured]Shoah, dir. Claude Lanzmann (France 1985)Sans soleil, dir. Chris Marker (France 1982)Night and Fog, dir. Alain Resnais (France 1955)The Thin Blue Line, dir. [link »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Man with a Movie Camera tops Sight & Sound doc poll

1 August 2014 4:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

More than 200 critics and 100 filmmakers take part in poll.

Dziga Vertov’s silent film Man with a Movie Camera (1929) has topped Sight & Sound magazine’s first major poll of the world’s best documentaries.

More than 1,000 films were nominated by 200 critics and 100 filmmakers with more than 100 voting for Man with a Movie Camera.

Vertov’s surrealist classic in which a man travels around a city with a camera documenting urban life was shot in Odessa, Kiev and Khadliv.

Vertov also topped the critics’ list of top doc filmmakers while Frederick Wiseman is number one according to his fellow directors.

Participating filmmakers included Kevin Macdonald, Walter Salles, Joshua Oppenheimer, James Toback, Asif Kapadia, Carol Morley and Mark Cousins.

Critics’ Top 10 documentariesMan with a Movie Camera, dir. Dziga Vertov (Ussr 1929) [pictured]Shoah, dir. Claude Lanzmann (France 1985)Sans soleil, dir. Chris Marker (France 1982)Night and Fog, dir. Alain Resnais (France 1955)The Thin Blue Line, dir. [link »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Jason Bateman to Direct, Star in FBI Wedding Comedy at Universal

27 June 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jason Bateman will direct and star in an untitled FBI wedding comedy for Universal Pictures.

He’ll lens from a script written David Bar Katz. Previous drafts were written by David Flebotte and Phil Alden Robinson.

Bateman and James Garavente will produce for their Universal-based Aggregate Films banner. Bob Cooper will also produce for his Landscape Entertainment shingle.

Universal did not provide a logline for the project, which had been set up in 2011 as a starring vehicle for Steve Carell, after being picked up out of turnaround from Warner Bros.

It’s the third directing gig for Bateman, who made his feature helming debut with “Bad Words.” He’s in pre-production on “The Family Fang,” which he will direct and star in opposite Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken, with shooting commencing mid-July in New York City.

He will be seen next in a pair of Warner Bros. titles — “This is »

- Dave McNary

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Walter Salles’ VideoFilmes Boards Santiago Mitre’s ‘La Patota’

6 June 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid – VideoFilmes, the Rio de Janeiro-based production house owned by Walter Salles (“Central Station,” “The Motorcycle Diaries”), will co-produce social thriller “La Patota,” the much-anticipated second film by Argentina’s Santiago Mitre.

Based on Daniel Tinayre’s 1960 modern movie classic “La Patota,” which played in competition at Berlin, Mitre’s sophomore outing has won $250,000, announced Friday, from an dedicated Argentina-Brazil film fund launched in 2010 to finance four co-productions a year between the two countries.

“We’re very happy to co-produce Santiago Mitre’s ‘La Patota.’ I’m a great admirer of his first film, “The Student,” and believe that Santiago is one of the most talented young directors in Latin America today,” Salles said Friday.

With VideoFilmes on board, and principal photography skedded for August in Misiones, in Argentina’s extreme northeast, “La Patota” now has one of the strongest international co-production structures of any Argentine film going into production this year. »

- John Hopewell

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Latin Beat: Luis Villegas Talks Vitae, Lima Fest Opens With El Mudo, Walter Salles Plans Animated Noah's Ark

30 May 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

In this week's column, Chilean filmmaker Luis Villegas talks about his upcoming film Vitae; we also have the trailer. From Peru, we hear about the opening night presentation of the Lima Independiente Film Festival, El Mudo; we share the trailers for both the festival and the movie. And out of Brazil, via Cannes, we hear about Walter Salles' plans for an animated feature, Noah's Ark. Click through the gallery below to read all about it!...

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Robert Pattinson and Robert De Niro Headline Cast Of Idol’S Eye

27 May 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Benaroya Pictures has announced today that they are now on board to produce and finance director Olivier Assayas’ Idol’S Eye, with a confirmed cast that includes Robert Pattinson and Robert De Niro.

Charles Gillibert developed and produced the project with CG Cinema, Bluegrass FilmsScott Stuber, Film 360’s Scott Lambert, Alexandra Milchan and Michael Benaroya, with Ben Sachs executive producing for Benaroya Pictures. The film is scheduled to begin principal photography in October in Chicago and Toronto.

The plot elements are currently under wraps, but it has been described as a sophisticated, heist action/thriller.

International Film Trust, which was co-founded by Benaroya, will be handling foreign sales of the title heading into the summer and the Toronto International Film Festival under the helm of Ift President, Christian De Gallegos. CAA, which arranged financing for the film, will represent domestic rights along with Wme.

Assayas had the English-language »

- Michelle McCue

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Wme Signs Brazilian Helmer/Scribe Gabriela Amaral

27 May 2014 9:44 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Wme has signed Gabriela Amaral, the Brazilian writer/director and director who received buzz coming out of this past January’s Sundance Writing Labs for her horror-drama The Father’s Shadow. She was just selected for the Directing Labs in June and will shoot her feature debut in Brazil in January 2015. Rodrigo Teixeira and Rt Pictures is producing alongside Acere Film’s Rodrigo Sarti and Rune Tavares. As a scribe, Amaral is currently writing a script for Walter Salles and is also in post on Freeze, a genre short that will play festivals in the fall. »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Brazil Locals Embrace Sci-Fi and Scary Films

15 May 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The surge in Latin America’s genre scene has rubbed off on Brazil.

Traditionally driven by local comedies and crossover movies from big auteurs such as Walter Salles or Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian production is plunging into local sci-fi, horror pics and thrillers and garnering strong international sales and multiple festival plaudits.

One example: Fernando Coimbra’s drama-thriller “A Wolf at the Door,” the first Brazilian pick-up by sales company Mundial — the joint-venture of Im Global and Mexico’s Canana — which has widely sold abroad, including the U.S. (Outsider Pictures), and snagged kudos at Miami, Havana, Rio and San Sebastian festivals.

Cult helmer Rodrigo Aragao’s zombie pic “Black Sea” won honors at December’s Ventana Sur. Also at that fest, filmmakers Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra, directors of Cannes’ 2011 Un Certain Regard entry “Hard Labor,” unveiled buzz project “Good Manners,” dubbed a Brazilian “Rosemary’s Baby”.

At Cannes, Dezenove »

- Emiliano De Pablos

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Exclusive: Kristen Stewart Discusses Her Directorial Debut

14 May 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

To be at all familiar with Kristen Stewart — she had a small role in some vampire movies, maybe you've seen them — is to know that she's not particularly comfortable in the spotlight. She's a kinetic speaker, elliptical and often self-deprecating, so perhaps it's no surprise that at 24, she's already making the move to the other side of the camera. As part of its ongoing Blank Check Series, the denim/lifestyle brand Buffalo David Bitton offered Stewart a modest-but-undisclosed amount of money to "embark on a new creative journey," which the »

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Theater Director Jon Vickers Lures Legends to Indiana University Venue

30 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When theater director Jon Vickers hopped on the phone with Variety, his single-screen cinema was in the middle of a typically diverse run. The night before, it had screened a brand new restoration of Luchino Visconti’s “Sandra.” That night, the program included a trio of docs about the Rwandan genocide. Later on in the week, he was preparing to welcome actor Edward James Olmos and Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami for special programs.

For an arthouse theater in New York or Los Angeles, this would count as a particularly strong week of programming. Yet the theater in question here is the Indiana University Cinema, located in a Midwestern city of 80,000, and established by a university that doesn’t even have a film school.

Since he joined the Bloomington-based institution in 2011, Vickers’ cinema has become an unlikely destination for renowned auteurs, scholars and actors. Werner Herzog, Glenn Close, Peter Bogdanovich, Roger Corman, »

- Andrew Barker

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Refn, Coppola on Cannes jury

28 April 2014 3:35 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Willem Dafoe and Gael Garcia Bernal also among those called up for jury service at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

The Cannes Film Festival has named the jury for its 67th edition, comprising eight world cinema names from China, Korea, Denmark, Iran, the Us, France and Mexico.

Jane Campion, the New Zealand filmmaker who won the Palme d’or for The Piano, was previously announced as the president of the jury, which will include five women and four men.

Cannes 2014: films

Those selected include Nicolas Winding Refn, the Danish director, screenwriter and producer who won Best Direction at Cannes in 2011 with Drive. His most recent film, Only God Forgives, played in Competition at Cannes last year.

Also chosen is Sofia Coppola, the Us director and screenwriter whose debut The Virgin Suicides was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes in 1999. Coppola, who won a screenwriting Oscar for Lost in Translation, made it into »

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

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Salles to host Cannes masterclass

25 April 2014 9:14 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Brazilian filmmaker to be patron of sixth La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde.

Walter Salles has been announced as the patron of the sixth edition of La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde.

The Brazilian film-maker will hold a master class on May 16 for the ten selected teams of directors and producers who have been selected to take part in the Fabrique programme, organised by the Institut français working closely with the International Organisation of La Francophonie, the Festival de Cannes and the Marché du Film.

“I want to share my views but also hear from young directors from different cultures who are working on their first films. For me, there is no more fascinating way to learn about the world than through the eyes of others,” commented Salles.

Bangladesh, Cuba, Syria, Laos and Venezuela will be represented for the first time at this year’s Fabrique. The ten projects, selected from 125 entries, are:

Algeria »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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The Greatest Movie Journeys

25 April 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It’s not always the destination but how you get there, and John Curran’s Tracks, released today in the UK,  proves exactly that. Starring Mia Wasikowska as the socially inept and desperately stubborn Robyn, Tracks follows this young woman as she treks 1,700 miles across West Australia.

To celebrate the film’s release we took a look at some of the best journeys in cinema and the characters who took them.

Stand By Me

1986, dir. Rob Reiner

A perfect film about the tribulations of growing up, Stand By Me ends with four boys visiting a missing body, but the obstacles that they endure on their trip, from raging trains to high school bullies are what shape its characters. So believable are the scrappy and defiant nature of our four protagonists that its difficult not to side with them, even if the end of their journey doesn’t signify a great victory. »

- Beth Webb

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Clark Rockefeller Conman Tale Taking Twisty Path to Bigscreen

2 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Walter Kirn’s novels “Thumbsucker” and “Up in the Air” were adapted for the screen, but his latest work, “Blood Will Out,” faces a few Hollywood hurdles, even though the nonfiction piece tells a stranger-than-truth story that seems meant for the movies.

Even better, Kirn plays a co-starring role in the book, which charts how he was drawn into the orbit of the master con man who called himself Clark Rockefeller. But it’s been three weeks since publication, and CAA, which took the tome out to studios, still has no takers.

The problem? Its notorious subject: Rockefeller (real name: Christian Gerhartsreiter, a German native), who was convicted last year of a 1985 murder in San Marino, Calif., and posed at various times as a USC film student, a Rockefeller heir and the brother of Cameron Crowe. He was unmasked in 2008, when he kidnapped his own daughter in Boston.

The story is so fascinating, »

- Justin Kroll

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