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Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts In ‘Far From The Madding Crowd': Hot Trailer

24 November 2014 3:59 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Above is the first trailer for Thomas Vinterberg’s return to English-language filmmaking, Far From The Madding Crowd. Based on Thomas Hardy’s literary classic, it’s the story of the beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (for whom a certain Hunger Games heroine is named) and her choices and passions when faced with three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer who’s captivated by her fetching wilfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. Carey Mulligan plays Bathsheba with Matthias Schoenaerts as Oak, Tom Sturridge as Troy and Michael Sheen as Boldwood. (Sidenote: In the trailer, Mulligan and Sheen are the ones performing the theme music, Let No Man Steal Your Thyme.)

I had originally hoped to see this in Cannes, and then it wasn’t to be ready, so fingers were crossed for the fall festivals. But the film »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Footage From "Banshee" Season 3

22 November 2014 5:36 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new footage, plus banner images from the Cinemax action drama series "Banshee", created by Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler, returning January 2015 for Season 3:

"...set in the small town of 'Banshee' in Pennsylvania Amish country, the series' main character is an enigmatic ex-con (Antony Starr), who assumes the identity of 'Lucas Hood', the town's murdered sheriff, to hide from powerful crime lord 'Rabbit' (Ben Cross).

"Imposing his own brand of justice, Banshee follows Hood as he attempts to reconcile with his former lover, Rabbit's daughter 'Anastasia' (Ivana Miličević), who has herself adopted an assumed identity, married, and raised a family during Hood's incarceration.

"Hood struggles to maintain his new identity while still embracing crime alongside his partners 'Job' (Hoon Lee) and 'Sugar' (Frankie Faison), while coming into conflict with local kingpin 'Kai Proctor' (Ulrich Thomsen)..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Banshee"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Afm Buyers Turn Up For Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘The Commune’

19 November 2014 5:02 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– TrustNordisk has closed a raft of major European territories on Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Commune” at the Afm.

The film, which is now shooting, was picked up for the U.K. (Artificial Eye), Germany and Austria (Prokino Filmverleih GmbH), Benelux (September Film), Greece/Cyprus (Seven Films), Czech/Slovakia (Film Europe), Former Yugoslavia (McF Megacom Film), Poland (Gutek Film Ltd.), Brazil (California Filmes) and Hungary (Vertigo Media Ltd.).

At the Afm, Jean Labadie’s Le Pacte acquired the film for French distribution.

“The massive interest from distributors worldwide has been overwhelming and yet again underlines that Thomas Vinterberg is one of the most acclaimed directors of our time,” said TrustNordisk CEO Rikke Ennis.

 

The Commune” stars “In A Better World” thesps Ulrich Thomsen and Trine Dyrholm, as well as Fares Fares (“Zero Dark Thirty”) and Lars Ranthe (“The Hunt”), among others.

Pic was penned by Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm, who »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Vinterberg’s Commune sold across Europe

19 November 2014 2:44 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Danish director’s follow-up to The Hunt picked up by the UK, Germany and Brazil among others.

Thomas Vinterberg’s upcoming film The Commune has been sold to distributors throughout Europe by TrustNordisk in the wake of the American Film Market.

The film, centred on life in a commune in the 1970s, has been snapped up for the UK (Artificial Eye), Germany and Austria (Prokino Filmverleih GmbH), Benelux (September Film), Greece/Cyprus (Seven Films), Czech/Slovakia (Film Europe), Former Yugoslavia (McF Megacom Film), Poland (Gutek Film Ltd.) and Hungary (Vertigo Media Ltd.).

It has also been picked up for Brazil (California Filmes).

As previously announced, French distributor Le Pacte secured the upcoming film during the Afm.

The film is currently shooting in Denmark and has a cast led by Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm, Fares Fares and Lars Ranthe.

Written by Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm, who also both wrote Submarino (2010) and The Hunt (2012), The Commune focuses on group »

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

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Banshee Season 3 Trailer: The Bloodshed Has Only Just Begun

18 November 2014 1:09 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Before The Knick garnered all of its fanfare, there was a little show on Cinemax called Banshee, created by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under).  The criminally underrated series chronicles the comings and goings in the small and supposedly sleepy Amish town of Banshee, Pennsylvania.  But Banshee is also home to a large number of gangsters, who all start to come out of the woodwork once an unnamed protagonist and former jewel thief (Anthony Starr) arrives and takes over the position and identity of a man would have been the new Sheriff, Lucas Hood. The gorgeously filmed Banshee excised many demons last year, including the end of the Rabbit Saga.  According to its Season 3 trailer, though, the bloodshed has only begun.  Hit the jump for more. Watch the Banshee Season 3 trailer below, via Cinemax. At the conclusion of its second season, Banshee closed the door on Rabbit (Ben Cross) in spectacular shoot-out fashion. »

- Allison Keene

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Hot projects on Screenbase

14 November 2014 4:34 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New films on Screenbase this week include teen surf story Bluer Than The Sky, an adaptation of bestselling novel How To Build A Girl and Danish drama The Commune.

With plans to shoot in late-2015, John Duigan (Sirens, Head In The Clouds) has been tapped to direct teen surf story Bluer Than The Sky.

Adapted from Lisa Glass’ young-adult novel Blue, the story follows a Cornish teenager who has a whirlwind romance with a famous pro surfer from Hawaii.

London-based producer Leighton Lloyd (Outcast, Dead Simple) will be joined by Steve Cookson and Glass as co-producers, with Michael Favelle executive producing. Australia’s Odins Eye Entertainment will handle sales world-wide.

How to Build A Girl adaptation

Newly formed Monumental Pictures has signed on for the big-screen adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s bestseller How To Build A Girl.

Moran tells a somewhat-autobiographical story of Wolverhampton-born teenager Johanna Morrigan, who moves to London and reinvents herself as a fast-talking »

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New 'Mortdecai' Trailer, a Film I Can't Imagine Anyone is Excited to See

11 November 2014 9:24 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe there are a bunch of people that see this trailer for Mortdecai, starring Johnny Depp with a mustache, and they say, "Oh, hey! I know that guy! It's Johnny Depp, I'll see that movie. And look, he has a mustache... hardy, har, har, har!" Maybe there are people like that, but I don't think I personally know any of them, or perhaps I hope I don't and the cheeky little, "ain't this cute" plot synopsis isn't helping matters: Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. Oh man, it sounds ever so madcap. »

- Brad Brevet

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Le Pacte joins Vinterberg's Commune

10 November 2014 2:13 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Danish feature has begun shooting and marks follow-up to Vinterberg ‘s The Hunt.

Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune has been snapped up by French distributor Le Pacte from TrustNordisk, which is currently pitching the upcoming film at Afm.

The deal was negotiated between Thomas Pibarot, head of acquisitions at Le Pacte, and Nicolai Korsgaard, sales manager at TrustNordisk.

Jean Labadie, CEO at Le Pacte, described The Commune as a “unique, highly distinctive and deeply emotional film” that contained an “overwhelming and powerful one-two punch to the heart”.

Shooting has just begun on the feature and will continue for a total of eight weeks on location in Denmark and in Trollhättan, Sweden.

It marks Vinterberg’s follow-up to Oscar-nominated The Hunt and is being made by Zentropa in co-operation with Toolbox Film.

The ensemble cast is led by Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm, Fares Fares and Lars Ranthe.

The story explores the clash between personal desires, solidarity and tolerance »

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

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Toronto: Susanne Bier's 'A Second Chance' Heading to France, U.K.

25 September 2014 3:52 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Susanne Bier’s Danish drama A Second Chance is heading to Britain and France. French distributor Kmbo and Britain's Vertigo have picked up the latest from the Oscar-winning director from sales outfit TrustNordisk. A Second Chance stars Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster Waldau as a Danish cop who decides to kidnap a child from two junkie parents. Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Maria Bonnevie also star. Bier co-wrote the screenplay to A Second Chance with her long-time collaborator Anders Thomas Jensen, the screenwriter on Bier's Oscar winner In a Better World. Read more Zurich Film Festival:

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- Scott Roxborough

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TrustNordisk Sells Susanne Bier’s “A Second Chance” to France, U.K.

25 September 2014 3:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

TrustNordisk has closed major European sales on Susanne Bier’s “A Second Chance” following its European premiere at San Sebastian.

The Zentropa-produced drama, which opened at Toronto, was acquired for France (Kmbo) and the U.K. (Vertigo).

Pic, which was penned by Anders Thomas Jensen, has now sold nearly worldwide.

“The universal themes in Susanne Bier’s films connect with distributors and audiences all over the world and ‘A Second Chance’ is no exception. With the above sales and ongoing negotiations in Us, we are close to sold out on this extraordinary film,” said TrustNordisk CEO Rikke Ennis.

Starring Nikolaj Coster Waldau (“Games of Thrones”), Ulrich Thomsen (“Banshee”), Nikolaj Lie Kaas (“Child 44″) and Maria Bonnevie (“The Shamer’s Daughter”).

Sisse Graum Jørgensen produced for Zentropa Entertainments34, in co-production with Zentropa International Sweden, FilmFyn and Film i Väst.

Nordisk Film Distribution will release the movie on Jan. 15 in Scandinavia. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Film Review: ‘A Second Chance’

24 September 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Not since “Gone Baby Gone” has a case of baby-snatching been taken to such ludicrously straight-faced extremes as in “A Second Chance,” in which a Danish cop attempts to justify stealing a junkie couple’s neglected infant and adopting it as his own. Could the child possibly be “better off” in his custody? Susanne Bier is one of only a handful of directors who could get this much mileage out of such a blatantly contrived scenario, reteaming with “In a Better World” scribe Anders Thomas Jensen for another tightrope walk between piercing human insight and melodramatic potboiler, this one tumbling headlong into the latter category.

Step by step, the pic paves the way for a nearly unthinkable decision: First, officer Andreas (“Game of Thrones” star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, no stranger to moral complexity) and his partner, Simon (Ulrich Thomsen, sidelined in a weak supporting role), raid a squalid apartment, surprising ex-con »

- Peter Debruge

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Director Susanne Bier Talk A Second Chance, Making the Scene Feel Authentic, Importance of Finding the Right Costume, and More

15 September 2014 1:54 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

One of the many films to premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival was director Susanne Bier’s thriller A Second Chance.  The film was written by frequent Bier collaborator Anders Thomas Jensen and stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ulrich Thomsen, Maria Bonnevie, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Lykke May Andersen.  Without giving too much away, A Second Chance asks how far you'd be willing to go when confronted with the unthinkable, and when tragedy blurs the line between just and unjust.  While I'd love to go into more detail about the story, I'm not sure what the filmmakers want revealed, so I'll just say I really enjoyed the film and it's something worth checking out when the film gets released. Shortly after the Tiff world premiere, I sat down with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and director Susanne Bier.  They talked about wanting to work together for awhile, how they made the dialogue and situations feel real and authentic, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Tiff 2014 Review – A Second Chance (En chance til) (2014)

14 September 2014 10:07 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A Second Chance (En chance til), 2014.

Directed by Susanne Bier.

Starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ulrich Thomsen, Maria Bonnevie, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, and Lykke May Andersen.

Synopsis:

A veteran police officer with a wife and new baby makes a fateful decision when he is brought back into contact with a pair of junkie parents.

A middle class couple are enamoured with their baby boy who sleeps in a hanging basket beside the bed.  It turns out that the husband is a police officer who upon responding to a domestic disturbance discovers a neglected infant belonging to a pair of junkies.  The two worlds become entwined when the law enforcement officer wakes up in the middle of night hearing the screams of his wife who has discovered that their beloved child is dead and she threatens to kill herself; he makes a fateful decision to switch babies to save his marriage only to »

- Trevor Hogg

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Tiff Review: Susanne Bier’s 'A Second Chance' Featuring ‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

7 September 2014 5:31 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The whirlwind of festival scheduling can, at times, align the most unexpectedly parallel screenings back-to-back. This is what happened today, when we saw one Danish female filmmaker’s new film and followed it with another Danish female filmmaker’s new film. Lone Schrefig dug into dark British tradition with “The Riot Club," a rather flat and forgettable film (read our review here.) Susanne Bier’s “A Second Chance” keeps her film firmly fastened to contemporary Denmark, and while it’s not as apparently flaccid as her countrywoman’s movie, it’s not exactly riveting either, even with its tantalizingly promising premise. This story about ordinary people placed in extraordinary circumstances keeps its focus on detective Andreas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) all the way through. At home, he spends time soothing his overwrought wife Anne (Maria Bonnevie), who is feeling the pangs of motherhood with their young baby boy Alexander. At work, his »

- Nikola Grozdanovic

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Boyhood wins top Fipresci critics award

5 September 2014 4:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Richard Linklater’s 12-year project beats Ida, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Winter Sleep.

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood has been named the best film of the past year by the members of the International Federation of Film Critics, Fipresci.

The poll for the Fipresci Grand Prix 2014 - Best Film of the Year gathered votes from 553 members throughout the world.

In the first phase, participants nominated feature-length films that received their world premiere no earlier than July 1, 2013. This led to a final round between the four finalists: Boyhood by Richard Linklater, Ida by Pawel Pawlikowski, The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson, and Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.

This is the first Linklater has won the prize, which has previously gone to Michael Haneke, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jafar Panahi, Pedro Almodóvar, Jean-Luc Godard and Nuri Bilge Ceylan, among others, since its establishment in 1999.

Boyhood will have a special screening at the San Sebastián Film Festival on Sept »

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

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The Stars – September 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

- Movie Geeks

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The Notebook | Review

28 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Behind Every Great War Is a Great Story: Szasz’s Captivating, Grotesque Portrait of Life During Wartime

World War II takes on the ambience of an exquisitely grim fairy tale in Hungarian filmmaker Janos Szasz’s The Notebook, based on the famed novel by Agota Kristof. Reuniting the director with Danish star Ulrich Thomsen, who starred in Szasz’s last film, Opium: Diary of a Madwoman (2007), it’s a strikingly photographed, pervasively bewitching account of adolescent twin boys and their development into (mostly) apathetic killing machines due to the inhumane conditions of wartime. Winning the top prize at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in 2013, the infrequently working Szasz (also a veteran stage director) is a name ripe for rediscovery, heretofore best known for his 1994 film, Woyzeck (the stage play that would also provide the basis for Herzog’s 1979 version).

Nearing the end of WWII, a privileged father (Ulrich Matthes) decides »

- Nicholas Bell

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A Second Chance Clips and Images Featuring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Go Deeper Into the Film’s Criminal Underworld

20 August 2014 10:39 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

One of the feature Tiff films that I’m most looking forward to seeing is Love is All You Need director Susanne Bier’s thriller A Second Chance.  Last month we posted the trailer which was gripping, tense and dour (in a good way).  As I said then, this project looks like a little bit of a twist on Gone Baby Gone (also a good thing) in that it explores thematic elements that could be seen as a counterpoint to that film.  Now we have a series of five clips, totaling eight minutes of the film, that flesh about the characters a bit. The film was written by frequent Bier collaborator Anders Thomas Jensen and stars Jamie Lannister himself,  Nikolaj Coster-WaldauUlrich Thomsen, Maria Bonnevie, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Lykke May Andersen also appear.  Hit the jump to check out the A Second Chance clips.  We also have new images from the film. »

- Evan Dickson

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Giroux, Jimenez, Berneri Make San Sebastian Competition

13 August 2014 4:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tying down the latest movies from three rising names in filmmaking from the Americas, Spain’s San Sebastian Festival has added to its main competition Canadian Maxime Giroux’s “Felix and Meira,” Chilean Cristian Jimenez’s “Voiceover” and Argentine Anahi Berneri’s “Open Air.”

The return to feature films of Quebec-based Giroux (“Jo for Jonathan”), “Felix” turns on the amour fou between a penniless eccentric Francophone and a married Hasidic Jewish mother.

Seen in preliminary rough cut at Miami’s Encuentros in March, “Voiceover” is an ambitious step up for Jimenez. Set in the small town of Valdivia, southern Chile – a place where everybody knows what everyone else is doing, although they won’t always recognize that – “Voiceover” bristles with characters and side-stories while portraying a family and its myriad multifarious members.

Augusto Matte’s Jirafa Films produces out of Chile along with Julie Gayet and Nadia Turincev’s Rouge Intl. »

- John Hopewell

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First Images From While We’Re Young, Coming Home, Force Majeure, and A Second Chance

22 July 2014 3:54 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Earlier today, the Toronto International Film Festival announced additions to their Galas and Special Presentations programs.  Among the films with new images and synopses are: While We’re Young (Directed by Noah Baumbach) starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried and Charles Grodin. Force Majeure (Directed by Ruben Östlund) starring Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren, Kristofer Hivju and Fanni Metelius. Coming Home (Directed by Zhang Yimou) starring Chen Daoming and Gong Li. A Second Chance (Directed by Susanne Bier) starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ulrich Thomsen, Maria Bonnevie, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Lykke May Andersen. Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses.  The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 4th-14th. Via Tiff. While We're Young Noah Baumbach’s exploration of aging, ambition and success, stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as a middle-aged couple whose career and marriage are overturned »

- Evan Dickson

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