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Rome reveals 'slimmer' line-up

29 September 2014 6:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Name and focus changes for every section, which are now all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.

The ninth Rome Film Festival (Oct 16-25) has revealed a diverse line-up including the Italian premieres for potential awards contenders including David Fincher’s Gone Girl. the world premiere of Takashi Miike’s As the Gods Will and Burhan Qurbani’s We are Young, We are Strong and European premiere of Oren Moverman’s Time Out of Mind, Toronto hit Still Alice and Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.

This year for the first time the award-winners in each section of the programme will be decided by the audience on the basis of votes cast after the screenings.

Each section has changed name and focus for 2014 and are all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.

Italian comedies Soap Opera and Andiamo a Quel Paese bookend the line-up.

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

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Palestine submits Eyes of a Thief to Oscars

25 September 2014 1:11 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Only the seventh time Palestine has submitted film to the Academy Awards.

The Palestinian Ministry of Culture has submitted Najwa Najjar’s Eyes of a Thief for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category of the Academy Awards.

The timely drama explores the impact of the Middle East conflict on Palestinian life through the tale of a West Bank man searching for his lost daughter following his release from an Israeli jail.

Egyptian actor Khaled Abol Naga, whose credits include Villa 69 and Microphone, plays the protagonist Tareq – an enigmatic figure with a violent past – opposite Algerian actress and singer Souad Massi, as a woman who knows the whereabouts of his child.

The film has drawn strong audiences in the West Bank and Jerusalem since its release there at the beginning of September.

“We had quite an overwhelming opening on September 9 at the Ramallah Cultural Palace. 850 people came to a space meant for 700,” Najjar told ScreenDaily »

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Italy submits Human Capital to Oscars

24 September 2014 4:26 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Italy hopes to repeat last year’s win in the Best Foreign-Language Film category with Paolo Virzi’s family thriller.

Italy has submitted Paolo Virzi’s Human Capital for consideration in the Best Foreign-Language Film category of the Academy Awards.

Italy holds the record for the most foreign-language Oscars, with 14 wins including the statuette for Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty earlier this year.

Human Capital centres on two families, irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep on the night before Christmas Eve. The film was based on the Us novel by Stephen Amidon, relocating from Connecticut to Northern Italy.

It won seven trophies at the David di Donatello awards, beating The Great Beauty for best film, and six Nastri d’Argento Awards.

Human Capital has also proved a box office hit in Italy

Italy’s Oscar shortlist also include Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders, Francesco Munzi’s Black »

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

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Italy Picks Paolo Virzi’s ‘Human Capital’ As Its Foreign Oscar Contender

24 September 2014 3:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paolo Virzi’s stylish economic crisis murder mystery “Human Capital” is Italy’s candidate for the foreign-language Academy Award race.

“Capital” transposes U.S. novelist Stephen Amidon’s eponymous novel about capitalist greed from Connecticut to Italy’s wealthy region of Brianza, near Milan. Pic has been a hit at the local box office scoring around $7.5 million via Rai Cinema’s 01 Distribuzione.

It will be released in the U.S. via Film Movement, which snapped it up right before its North American preem at the Tribeca Film Festival where it won the best actress nod for Valeria Bruni Tedeschi for her role as the unhappy neurotic wife of a hedge-fund bigwig.

A character-driven thriller, which is also a class critique drama, “Capital” revolves around two families from different social classes who become entangled after a cyclist is bumped off a road by an SUV in a hit and run on the night before Christmas eve, »

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Oscars: Italy Selects 'Human Capital' for Foreign-Language Category

23 September 2014 11:24 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Can Italy repeat its Oscar magic after Paolo Sorrentino became a national hero with his 2014 win for The Great Beauty? The country is placing its bets on Human Capital for its bid for the best foreign-language nomination at next year's Academy Awards. Paolo Virzi's Human Capital earned a slew of national awards this year with his neo-noir thriller, including seven wins at the David di Donatello awards, beating out The Great Beauty for the best film honor, and six Nastri d’Argento Awards. The film was a box-office smash in Italy, widely hailed for its fast-paced unraveling of a wealthy family who bet on Italy's downfall, all-

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Nyff: Growing Up, Italian Style in 'The Wonders' and 'Misunderstood'

23 September 2014 8:36 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The New York Film Festival begins this Friday. But our screenings have already begun. Here is Glenn on two Italian films, "The Wonders" and "Misunderstood"

If Paolo Sorrentino’s Oscar-winning The Great Beauty (2013) was an ode to the fantastical visions of Federico Fellini's Italy, then Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders is an appropriate return to the world of the country’s famed neorealist movement of the 1940s and ‘50s, concerning itself with the economic and moral quandries of so-called everyday Italians. Coming in second place at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, it follows a family in rural Italy who scrape by due their honey farming, but an encounter with a television production in their hometown spearheads the eldest daughter’s desire to lift herself and her family out of the poverty line that they barely manage to survive above.

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- Glenn Dunks

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Canada submits Mommy for Oscar

19 September 2014 12:21 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Metafilms and Sons Of Manual drama premiered in Cannes where it earned Xavier Dolan the jury prize.

eOne/Les Films Séville distributes the film directly in English and French Canada and sales agent Séville International has licensed to more than 50 countries.

Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon and Suzanne Clément star in the story that takes place in a fictional Canada where a law allows distressed parents to abandon troubled children to the hospital system.

“We are proud and honoured to represent Canada in the Oscar race and we sincerely hope that Mommy will take us as far as possible,” said producer Nancy Grant.

Submissions for best foreign-language film for the 87th Academy Awards will continue to trickle in until October 1.

The selection committee will whittle down the submissions to a shortlist of nine before the five nominees are announced on January 15, 2015.  

The awards ceremony takes place on February 22, 2015, in Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.

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Best Foreign-Language Film Academy Award submissions 2015

18 September 2014 3:23 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Entries for the Best Foreign-Language Film at the Academy Awards 2015.

Submissions for the Best Foreign-Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards are coming in and will continue until October, when the full list of eligible submissions will be revealed.

Last year, a record 76 countries submitted features and the eventual winner was Italian entry The Great Beauty, directed by Paolo Sorrentino.

This year’s nominations must be submitted by Oct 1.

Nine finalists will be shortlisted, which will be whittled down to five nominees that will be announced on Jan 15, 2015.

The awards ceremony will be held on Feb 22, 2015 in the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood.

Afghanistan, A Few Cubic Meters of Love, Jamshid Mahmoudi

Austria, The Dark Valley, Andreas Prochaska

Bolivia, Olvidados, Carlos Bolado

Brazil, The Way He Looks, Daniel Ribeiro

Bulgaria, Bulgarian Rhapsody, Ivan Nitchev

Chile, To Kill a Man, Alejandro Fernández Almendras

Colombia, Mateo, Maria Gamboa

Croatia, Cowboys, Tomislav Mršić

Czech Republic, Fair Play, Andrea »

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

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Oscars: Italy Unveils Shortlist for Foreign-Language Category

16 September 2014 3:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

All eyes are on Italy this awards season after Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty earlier this year won the country’s first foreign-language Oscar since 1998’s Life is Beautiful. The country has unveiled a shortlist of seven films, of which one will be picked next week to represent the country in the Academy Awards' best foreign-language film race. Paolo Virzi’s Human Capital leads the pack among Italian film awards thus far. It took home seven wins at the David di Donatello awards this year, beating out The Great Beauty for best film. It also won six honors, out of eight

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Binoche drama takes top Norway prize

18 August 2014 2:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A Thousand Times Good Night, Blind take spoils at Amanda Awards.Scroll down for full list of winners

Norwegian director Erik Poppe’s A Thousand Times Good Night, starring French actress Juliette Binoche, took home Best Norwegian Feature and two other prizes at Saturday’s (Aug 16) Amanda Awards in Haugesund.

The drama, which had already won the Special Jury Grand Prix in Montreal and Founders Award in Chicago, also scooped Norwegian national film awards for Best Cinematography (John Christian Rosenlund) and Best Score (Armand Amar).

Binoche stars alongside Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as a war reporter torn between her job and her family.

The other big winner on the night was Eskil Vogt’s feature debut Blind which collected four awards, including Best Director and Best Actress (Ellen Dorrit Petersen).

Blind, about a woman coming to terms with blindness, previously took the World Cinema Scriptwriting award in Sundance and the Europa Cinemas Label in Berlin.

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Italy’s TV Producers Turn to Crime Series for Global Sales

8 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Boosted by the international sales success of mob series “Gomorrah,” Italy’s expanding TV production community, led by Sky Italia and shingle Cattleya, is hoping to spark a trend among buyers, much as Denmark’s “The Killing” prompted the Nordic Noir phenom. Call this one, perhaps, Italian Immorality.

The rise of high-quality TV dramas is not new. For the past decade, U.S. skeins energized global sales for Hollywood product, and pushed the international creative community to raise its game. According to the MPAA, U.S. global film and TV exports stand at $14.3 billion. Now an invigorated

Italian TV biz wants in on an international business that is surging in Europe, where 42% of viewers list drama series as their favorite type of programming, according to a recent Eurodata TV report.

Italy’s hourlong dramas are all English-language, and two feature narratives with shady protagonists: “ZeroZeroZero,” from author Roberto Saviano (on »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Anthony Bourdain Breaks Down Cinema History for ‘Parts’

5 August 2014 10:36 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s been well over a decade since Anthony Bourdain, former executive chef of Manhattan’s Les Halles and author of bestselling memoir “Kitchen Confidential,” became a TV star. With his Travel Channel series “No Reservations” and “The Layover,” Food Network’s “A Cook’s Tour” and stints on “The Taste” — for which he’s Emmy-nominated for his hosting duties for a second year in a row — and “Top Chef,” Bourdain is an old pro at this point. But when Bourdain and his longtime crew moved over to CNN to kick off the multiple-Emmy nominee “Parts Unknown,” they faced one big problem: How do you make something new while working in a genre — nonfiction television — that relies on repeating the same general formula every week?

“It’s a limited story that we’re telling, ultimately,” Bourdain says. “On every episode, I go someplace, I eat a bunch of stuff, and I come back. »

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Italy’s Wildside Recruits Hot Scribes To Pen International TV Projects

4 August 2014 4:55 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rome – Expanding Italian production company Wildside is looking to grow its presence in the international TV arena with several new projects, including high-concept skeins being penned by two of the country’s best-selling authors, Niccolò Ammaniti and Paolo Giordano.

Giordano, whose novel “The Solitude of Prime Numbers” won Italy’s top literary nod, the Premio Strega, is at work on a scripted series working-titled “Lo Sciamano” (The Shaman) about a man who emanates what are believed to be magic powers in a European city outside Italy. “Numbers” was adapted into a Wildside-produced film helmed by Saverio Costanzo. It went to Venice in 2010.

Ammaniti is instead at work on “The Miracle,” a mystery/thriller/drama which turns on a magical event that impacts the lives of characters across borders, including in an anglo-saxon country. A top Italian director will helm the skein, now in advanced scripting stages. Ammaniti’s books have been made into six movies, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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From 'Traitor' to Screen Legend: Fonda Still Busy on the Big Screen

1 August 2014 10:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Jane Fonda: From ‘Vietnam Traitor’ to AFI Award and Screen Legend status (photo: Jason Bateman and Jane Fonda in ‘This Is Where I Leave You’) (See previous post: “Jane Fonda Movies: Anti-Establishment Heroine.”) Turner Classic Movies will also be showing the 2014 AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony honoring Jane Fonda, the former “Vietnam Traitor” and Barbarella-style sex kitten who has become a living American screen legend (and healthy-living guru). Believe it or not, Fonda, who still looks disarmingly great, will be turning 77 years old next December 21; she’s actually older than her father Henry Fonda was while playing Katharine Hepburn’s ailing husband in Mark Rydell’s On Golden Pond. (Henry Fonda died at age 77 in August 1982.) Jane Fonda movies in 2014 and 2015 Following a 15-year absence (mostly during the time she was married to media mogul Ted Turner), Jane Fonda resumed her film acting career in 2005, playing Jennifer Lopez »

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Michael Caine joins Witch Hunter

21 July 2014 10:50 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The British veteran takes his place on Summit Entertainment’s supernatural action film The Last Witch Hunter alongside Vin Diesel and Rose LeslieLionsgate International handles sales outside North America.

Breck Eisner will direct from a script re-written by Gods Of Egypt collaborators Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama based on a pitch by Cory Goodman. D W Harper and Melisa Wallack also worked on the script.

Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann and Diesel are producing and Samantha Vincent of One Race and Adam Goldworm serve as executive producers.

The Last Witch Hunter tells of an immortal witch hunter who teams up with his  natural enemy, a female witch, to stop the covens of New York from unleashing a plague on humanity.

Caine recently wrapped shooting The Youth for Paolo Sorrentino opposite Harvey Keitel and Rachel Weisz.

He recently starred in Summit’s global hit Now You See Me and will next be seen in Matthew Vaughn’s [link »

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Michael Caine joins The Last Witch Hunter

21 July 2014 10:50 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The British veteran takes his place on Summit Entertainment’s supernatural action film alongside Vin Diesel and Rose LeslieLionsgate International handles sales outside North America.

Breck Eisner will direct from a script re-written by Gods Of Egypt collaborators Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama based on a pitch by Cory Goodman. D W Harper and Melisa Wallack also worked on the script.

Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann and Diesel are producing and Samantha Vincent of One Race and Adam Goldworm serve as executive producers.

The Last Witch Hunter tells of an immortal witch hunter who teams up with his  natural enemy, a female witch, to stop the covens of New York from unleashing a plague on humanity.

Caine recently wrapped shooting The Youth for Paolo Sorrentino opposite Harvey Keitel and Rachel Weisz.

He recently starred in Summit’s global hit Now You See Me and will next be seen in Matthew Vaughn’s The Secret Service and Interstellar »

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Michael Caine Joins Vin Diesel in ‘Last Witch Hunter’

21 July 2014 9:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Michael Caine has joined the cast of Lionsgate’s supernatural actioner “The Last Witch Hunter” opposite Vin Diesel and Rose Leslie.

Breck Eisner is direcing from a script re-written by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, based on a pitch by Cory Goodman. D.W. Harper and Melisa Wallack also worked on the script.

Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann and Diesel are producing and Samantha Vincent of One Race and Adam Goldworm are exec producing.

Diesel’s witch hunter will partner with his enemy, a female witch, to stop a plague on humanity unleashed by the covens of New York City.

Caine recently wrapped shooting on “The Youth” for Paolo Sorrentino opposite Harvey Keitel and Rachel Weisz. He will next be seen in Matthew Vaughn’s “The Secret Service” and Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar.”

Caine is represented by ICM Partners, Kate Buckley at 42 in the U.K. and Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein. »

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Michael Caine Joins Vin Diesel’s ‘The Last Witch Hunter’

21 July 2014 9:14 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Lionsgate confirmed this morning what Vin Diesel has been saying over the weekend while doing press for Guardians Of The Galaxy: that Michael Caine has come aboard The Last Witch Hunter, the supernatural action film starring Diesel and Rose Leslie and directed by Breck Eisner. Summit is releasing the pic, about an immortal witch hunter (Diesel) who partners with his natural enemy, a female witch, to stop the covens of NY from unleashing a plague on humanity. Caine recently wrapped Paolo Sorrentino’s The Youth opposite Harvey Keitel and Rachel Weisz and his upcoming pics include Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar and Matthew […] »

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Your Weekend Plans Should Include Seeing Colin Farrell in a Speedo

18 July 2014 7:32 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Colin Farrell put his impressive physique on display in a black Speedo while relaxing in Stromboli, Italy, on Friday. The actor lounged by the pool after shooting a new Dolce & Gabbana campaign with Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino. Colin was surrounded by a bevy of beautiful ladies on a yacht earlier in the day, so this is likely a nice working trip for him. Before heading overseas, Colin made headlines when it was revealed that he is being considered as one of four leads for the second season of HBO's True Detective. Along with Colin, it was reported that Taylor Kitsch is also in talks to star in the show. It could be a while before we find out if Colin will be suiting up and solving crimes, so in the meantime, just enjoy him stripping down and showing off his body. »

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Wildside looks to grow TV output

17 July 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Italian outfit sets new film and TV production divisions.

Rome-based production outfit Wildside has launched new production divisions Wildside Series and Wildside Cinema in order to differentiate and grow its TV output.

According to the company, the aim is to produce and acquire more formats with international and local appeal.

Current Wildside Series TV projects include The Miracle, based on a story written by Niccolo’ Ammanniti, Tomorrow Is A Big Day, made in collaboration with Mediaset – and with discussions on-going around an English-language redo - and The Young Pope, Oscar-winner Paolo Sorrentino’s anticipated first foray into TV directing, which will be broadcast locally by Sky Italia.

To date, Wildside has produced an Italian version of In Treatment, and crime-series 1992, about the large-scale criminal investigation in the early 1990s into widespread corruption and bribery in Italian administrative, political, and business circles.

Directed by Giuseppe Gagliardi and Gianluca Iodice, the latter will be broadcast by Sky Italia this autumn »

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

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