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Ruben Ostlund’s Force Majeure to screen atop 3,200m high Aiguille Rouge Mountain at Alpine festival.
Susanne Bier’s A Second Chance, Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank and Gerard Johnson’s Hyena are among the titles set to compete at the sixth edition of Les Arcs European Film Festival (Dec 13-20) in the heart of the French Alps.
Festival co-founders Pierre Emmanuel Fleurantin and Guillaume Calop said the event’s focus on Europe was more relevant than ever as its citizens posed questions about the future of the region amid the ongoing economic crisis.
“We continue to believe in a united Europe where together we can safeguard our cultures and ways of life without renouncing progress,” they said in a joint statement. “Across the new line-up, each country shows off the best of its cinema.”
The titles in the competition, selected by artistic director Frédéric Boyer, will compete for the festival’s top prize, the Crystal »
The 2002 film In America earned writer-director Jim Sheridan an Oscar nomination for his script, which he co-wrote with his daughters Naomi Sheridan and Kirsten Sheridan. The film was inspired by Sheridan’s own family. Now Sheridan will now be able to pull even more from his own experiences, as the film will be turned into a series at HBO.
As Deadline first reported, Sheridan and his daughters have signed on to adapt the film—and their lives—into an HBO series being produced by Fox TV Studios. The Sheridan trio will all serve as executive producers on the project, though »
- Jonathon Dornbush
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