6 items from 2016
Yesterday, Nicholas Bell and I issued our Top 10 New Voices, and now we launch into our New Faces. They range in age, amount of screen time, and in this year’s batch of New Faces made memorable turns in supporting or principle character roles. Narrowly breaking into our top ten list we have names such as Sand Storm‘s Lammis Ammar and Spa Night‘s Haerry Kim. Here is our top ten countdown.
Move over Creed. The youngest featured actress to be profiled in our ten set was embraced in Park City as the next “it” personality and for good reason. In Anna Rose Holmer’s debut, Royalty Hightower’s Toni has a lot of volume – she physically inhabits a character who is at odds with her burgeoning teenagehood (a transition that is not always welcomed) in a performance that empathically comes across as non-actingly natural. »
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Goteborg — Eight years after Danish director Per Fly’s first television series “Performances,” which won him a Golden Nymph in Monaco, his “Follow the Money,” a 10-episode serial, has been sold to, among major territories, the U.K. (BBC), Benelux (Lumière) and Canada (CBC), Australia (Sbs); Endemol Shine Studios-Anonymous Content have acquired rights for a U-s. remake.
Scripted by Danish screenwriter Jeppe Gjervig Gram, the show stars Thomas Bo Larsen (“The Hunt, “Pusher”) as a Copenhagen police inspector who is investigating a murder, which he realizes is linked to high-finance crime. The cast includes Nikolaj Lie Kaaas, Natalie Madueño and Esben Smed Jensen.
Fly, whose local and international break was the award-winning 2000-2005 trilogy “The Bench”, “The Inheritance” and “Homicide,” about the Danish lower- middle and upper classes. He has most recently filmed in Sweden “Waltz for Monica,” the biopic of Swedish singer-actress Monica Zetterlund, which won four Gulbagga Awards, »
- Jorn Rossing Jensen
Pam Koffler and Christine Vachon (Carol, Still Alice) produce for Killer Films and Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley (Carol, Made in Dagenham) will produce for Number 9, which is currently in post-production on Juan Carlos Medina’s The Limehouse Golem and Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest Hour And A Half.
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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 »
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The Berlinale Special, part of the official Berlin Film Festival program, has added five titles to the eight-strong lineup of contemporary works. Joining such previously announced films as Michael Moore’s Where To Invade Next, is Pernilla August’s A Serious Game. The adaptation of Hjalmar Söderberg's classic romantic novel is based on a screenplay written by Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated director Lone Scherfig. An epic love story set in turn-of-the-20th-century Stockholm… »
It’s become a great breaking in the new year traditional here at Ioncinema.com. We begin our countdown to the our most anticipated foreign films (anything outside the U.S.) with our own Nicholas Bell curating the best bets for 2016. Here are the titles and filmmakers that didn’t make our final Top 100 cut, but are nonetheless “radar” worthy.
101. El Rey del Once – Daniel Burman
102. The Dancer – Stephanie Di Giusto
104. While the Women are Sleeping – Wayne Wang
106. Spring Again – Gael Morel
108. Le Garcon – Philippe Lioret *
109. Marie and the Misfits – Sebastien Betbeder
110. Le Caravage – Alain Chevalier
111. Night Song – Raphael Nadjari
112. Réparer les vivants – Katell Quillevere *
114. Afterimages – Andrzej Wajda
115. Don’t Knock Twice – Caradog James
117. The Bride of Rip Van Winkle – Shunji Iwai
118. Three on the Road – Johnnie To
119. Le Vin et le Vent »
- Eric Lavallee
6 items from 2016
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