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6 items from 2014

MK2 sells Clouds of Sils Maria

9 May 2014 3:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Palme d’Or contender starring Juliette BinocheKristen Stewart and Chloë Grace Moretz sells to 20 territories.

Paris-based MK2 has closed a raft of deals on Olivier Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria, starring Juliette BinocheKristen Stewart and Chloë Grace Moretz, ahead of its premiere in Competition at Cannes.

The film has sold to Italy (Good Films), Benelux (De Filmfreak), Germany (Nfp), Switzerland (Filmcoopi), Hong Kong (Golden Scene), Korea (Tcast), Portugal (Leopardo Filmes),  and ex-Yugoslavia (Continental Film).

It has also been acquired for the Middle East (Falcon), Turkey (Yeni Bir) and airlines (Encore). As previously announced IFC Films has taken Us rights. Les Films du Losange will release the film in France at the end of August.

“We’re in talks on a lot of other territories, notably Latin America, Scandinavia, Russia and the UK,” said MK2’s sales chief Juliette Schrameck.

Set in the Swiss alpine lake district of Sils Maria, the picture »

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New Sorrentino wins Eurimages funding

18 March 2014 5:08 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Projects to receive a share of $7.5m also include new films from Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah), Alex van Warmerdam (Borgman), the Taviani Brothers (Caesar Must Die), Tudor Giurgiu (Of Snails and Men) and Susanne Bier collaborator Anders Thomas Jensen.Scroll down for full list of titles including funding amount and co-producers

Paolo Sorrentino’s upcoming project, In the Future (Il Futuro), is to receive €460,000 ($640,000) from the Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund. The film marks the Italian director’s follow-up to Oscar-winner The Great Beauty and is set set to start shooting in May, starring Michael Caine.

The intimate drama about “friendship between two old people” is from Sorrentino’s regular producers, Nicola Giuliano and Francesca Cima through Indigo Films with French co-producer Bis Films. Co-financing comes from Italian distributor Mediaset/Medusam, which looks set to release in Italy later this year.

It is one of 19 films, which includes a documentary and an animated feature, that will receive »

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

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MK2 Int’l Acquires the Taviani Brothers’ ‘Meraviglioso Boccaccio’

13 March 2014 11:29 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– MK2 Intl., the sales division of the French arthouse exhibitor, has acquired  Paolo and Vittorio Taviani’s “Meraviglioso Boccaccio” (“Wonderful Boccaccio”), the Italian film masters’ follow-up to “Cesare deve morire.”

“Meraviglioso,” an adaptation of Boccacio’s collection of short stories “Decameron,” toplines Jasmine TrincaRiccardo Scamarcio, Kim Rossi Stuart and Michele Riondino.

“We are telling this story, these stories, freely based on the ‘Decameron’ by Boccacio, because we accepted the challenge to create a contrast between the dark color of the plague, which yesterday (like today, in a different way) was everywhere,  and the transparent color of love, ingenuity and poetry,” said the Taviani brothers, whose latest film, ”Cesare deve morire” won the Golden Bear at Berlin fest in 2012.

MK2 has collaborated with Taviani brothers on many films. In the ’70s and ’80s, the French company distributed in France the Cannes Palme d’Or-winning “Padre Padrone” and “II Prato, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Italy’s Taviani Brothers Set To Shoot ‘Decameron’ Adaptation

27 February 2014 6:56 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – Venerable Italian helming duo Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, whose “Caesar Must Die” won the 2012 Berlin Golden Bear, will shoot “Maraviglioso Boccaccio,” an adaptation of Giovanni Boccaccio’s 14th century classic “The Decameron,” with cameras set to start rolling next week in a villa on the outskirts of Florence.

For their take on “Decameron” the Taviani Brothers have assembled an ensemble cast of Italo A-listers, including Riccardo Scamarcio (“Third Person”), Jasmine Trinca (“Miele”), Kasia Smutniak (“From Paris with Love”), and teen Rosabell Laurenti Sellers (“Balancing Act”).

Rome shingle Stemal is producing with financing from Rai Cinema and subsidy support from Italy’s cultural ministry.

In Boccaccio’s “Decameron” seven young women and three young men take refuge in a villa outside Florence to escape the city’s 1348 plague known as the Black Death.

“What is the plague today? It’s an epidemic of disillusionment” the Taviani’s said in an »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Berlin 2014: The 10 Films Indiewire Wants to See

5 February 2014 9:26 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 64th Berlin International Film Festival kicks off tomorrow, offering dozens (and dozens) of world premieres across multiple sections. By the time the festival's Golden and Silver Bears are handed out next weekend, we'll have a good idea as to some of the best world cinema coming to theaters near you (eventually, that is -- some of last year's program is just coming out Stateside now). In the past few years, the festival has proven itself -- perhaps more than it has in some time -- as an excellent platform for emerging and proven talent in world cinema to debut their work. The past couple years have collectively offered the likes of Călin Peter Netzer's "Child's Pose," Bruno Dumont's "Camille Claudel 1915," Sebastián Lelio's "Gloria," Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation," Wim Wenders' "Pina," Paolo & Vittorio Taviani's "Caesar Must Die," Michael R. Roskham's "Bullhead," Benoit Jacquot's "Farewell My Queen, »

- Peter Knegt and Eric Kohn

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Caesar Must Die (Cesare deve morire) | DVD Review

1 January 2014 10:00 AM, PST | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

Presented as a documentary about a prison production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani utilize Caesar Must Die as a means to play with the perception of reality to blur the line between truth and fiction. The film begins with the final scene of the production staged inside Rome’s high-security Rebibbia prison, presented to an audience of inmates and visitors. The color footage immediately switches to black-and-white as we flashback six months to the initial casting of the production. We meet each of the thespian inmates, getting a feel for why they were cast in their respective roles. The Taviani's are endlessly intrigued by the way that real life and theater reflect upon and influence each other. The inmates bring their own personalities into Shakespeare's characters, just as those characters inform the inmates' "real" lives. Shakespearean dialog is seamlessly intertwined with "real life" prison drama, »

- Don Simpson

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