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‘La La Land’ takes top award at Toronto [Tiff ’16]

18 September 2016 3:36 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Well, we absolutely loved it, and it seems that audiences agree with us as La La Land has landed the Grolsch People’s Choice Award.  Damien Chazelle’s film captures the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. The award offers a $15,000 cash prize and custom award, sponsored by Grolsch. The second runner up is Mira Nair’s Queen of Katwe. The first runner up is Garth Davis’s Lion.

Elsewhere, the Grolsch People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award goes to Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire.  The second runner up is Julia Ducournau’s Raw. The first runner up is André Øvredal’s The Autopsy of Jane Doe. »

- Paul Heath

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‘La La Land,’ ‘Jackie,’ and ‘Free Fire’ Lead Tiff 2016 Award Winners

18 September 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With the Toronto International Film Festival wrapping up today, they’ve handed out their award winners. While our top picks will be arriving shortly, the big winner of the festival was Damien Chazelle‘s La La Land, which won the People’s Choice Awards, while Raoul Peck‘s I Am Not Your Negro won on the documentary side. Other winners include Free Fire in the Midnight Madness category and Jackie in the Platform section, which is in its second year.

Check out the full press release below.

The short film awards below were selected by a jury comprised of American filmmaker Abteen Bagheri (That B.E.A.T.), French filmmaker Eva Husson (Bang Gang), and Canadian filmmaker Jeff Barnaby (Rhymes for Young Ghouls).

Short Cuts Award For Best Canadian Short Film

The Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Short Film goes to Alexandre Dostie’s Mutants. The jury remarked, “Mutants »

- Jordan Raup

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Matt Damon Takes a Leap of Faith off ‘The Great Wall’

13 September 2016 7:52 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

While it’s seemingly coming out of nowhere, The Great Wall has been in the works for quite some time. In fact, we reported back in 2012 that Ed Zwick had dropped out of the project that could have starred Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter‘s Benjamin WalkerMan of Steel‘s Henry Cavill, or even Zhang Ziyi. We also reported that it […] »

- MrDisgusting

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The 2016 IndieWire Tiff Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During the Festival

8 September 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Lineup and Pre-Festival Announcements and News

2016 Toronto International Film Festival: The Lineup

Tiff 2016 Announces Discovery Lineup, ‘In Conversation With…’ Guests, Vr Offerings and Much More

Tiff Platform Jury Revealed: Brian De Palma, Zhang Ziyi and Mahamat-Saleh Haroun to Judge Selections

Tiff Adds ‘I, Daniel Blake,’ ‘Julieta,’ ‘Personal Shopper,’ ‘The Unknown Girl,’ ‘Voyage of Time’ And Many More

Tiff’s Second-Ever TV Lineup Includes ‘Black Mirror’ and ‘Transparent’

Tiff Announces Platform Titles, Including ‘Jackie,’ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Daguerrotype’ and More

Film Festival Roundup: BFI London To Premiere ‘Queen Of Katwe,’ Michael Fassbender Honored By Tiff And More

Attention, Filmmakers: Your Instagram Short Film Could Be Judged By Ava DuVernay and Xavier Dolan

Tiff Adds New Round of Titles, Including ‘It’s Only the End of the World,’ ‘Mean Dreams’ and More

Tiffbot: Meet The Robot Film Critic That Will Help You Decide What to Watch at the Toronto Film Festival

Pre-Festival Analysis »

- Indiewire Staff

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Montreal World Film Festival Filmmakers ‘Outraged’ Over Canceled Screenings

2 September 2016 12:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 40th Montreal World Film Festival is in an apparent state of disrepair following the last minute resignations of many staff members and cancellations of dozens of screenings. A letter posted on Facebook Wednesday signed by 22 filmmakers whose films were scheduled to play at the fest before being cancelled at the 11th hour even asks festival president and founder Serge Losique to “seriously consider” resigning.

Read More: Tiff’s Second-Ever TV Lineup Includes ‘Black Mirror’ and ‘Transparent’

“Many of us flew great distances from different countries including Finland, Colombia, Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, Israel and the USA with great excitement to see our films shown on the big screen,” the letter reads. “However, when we arrived at the festival offices and found out that our screenings had been canceled without any prior notice, we felt humiliated and outraged. Most of us found out after we had already landed in Montreal. »

- Graham Winfrey

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‘Werewolf’ Exclusive Clip: Two Methadone Addicts Struggle With Isolation In Small Town

29 August 2016 12:01 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 2016 Toronto International Film Festival is almost upon us and it will feature plenty of highly anticipated premieres, but the festival will also debut many films by up-and-coming directors who should be on everyone’s radar. One of these is Ashley McKenzie’s debut feature “Werewolf,” a raw and poetic portrait of the authentic experience of two homeless, twentysomething methadone users in small town Cape Breton. The film follows the lives of Nessa (Bhreagh MacNeil), a waif lost in a harsh world, and Blaise (Andrew Gillis), a creature of impulse who’s easily provoked by his environment. They survive primarily through an underground economy, sleeping in tents, and fighting with bureaucrats and clinic doctors. This relationship drama captures the real humanity of isolated raw pain and the disorientation of modern life. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

Read More: Tiff Reveals First Slate of 2016 Titles, Including ‘Magnificent Seven, »

- Vikram Murthi

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Sneak Peek At The 2017 Pirelli Calender, Featuring Penelope Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Alicia Vikander And More

28 August 2016 9:24 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Fashion photographer extraordinaire Peter Lindbergh is back to shoot the 2017 Pirelli Calender, which will feature a who’s who of fashionable female stars in various stages of undress. This year’s calendar features 15 stars: Charlotte RamplingUma ThurmanNicole Kidman, Lea Seydoux, Alicia VikanderKate WinsletJulianne MooreRobin Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Rooney MaraJessica Chastain, Anastacia Ignatova, Penelope CruzHelen Mirren and Zhang Ziyi. Related: Pirelli Launches 2016 Calendar With […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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Tiff Platform Jury Revealed: Brian De Palma, Zhang Ziyi and Mahamat-Saleh Haroun to Judge Selections

25 August 2016 9:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Toronto International Film Festival, which begins in just two weeks from today, has announced the jury for its esteemed Platform section. The three-person international jury is composed of directors Brian De Palma and Mahamat-Saleh Haroun and “Memoirs of a Geisha” actress Zhang Ziyi.

This year, 12 films have been selected for the directors-focused section, which aims to take on complex and bold narratives from a variety of genres.

Read More: Tiff Announces Platform Titles, Including ‘Jackie,’ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Daguerrotype’ and More

“We are honored to have De Palma, Haroun, and Zhang on the Platform Jury for the programme’s second year. Each one of them brings a breadth of expertise and experience in visionary filmmaking, artistic direction, and unprecedented, bold narratives,” said Piers Handling, Director and CEO of Tiff. “We are thankful to our esteemed jury for making the time to be here this September to celebrate our renewed commitment to artistically ambitious filmmaking with Platform. »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Loudini’ Short Film: Struggling Magician Tries To Keep His Act Together After Losing His Rabbit

24 August 2016 1:34 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Some creative professions are harder than others, and then there’s magic, which requires a leap of faith as much as genuine talent. Conor and Tyler Byrne’s new comedic short film “Loudini” examines the life of a magician and its unique struggle. Commission by Ray Ban, the film follows a down-on-his luck magician (Henry Zebrowski) who loses his rabbit and struggles to keep his act together. “Loudini” also stars Allyn Rachel (“Million Dollar Arm”), Robert Michael Lee (“The Astronaut Farmer”), and Jakob Verweij in his screen debut. It also features an exclusive musical performance by the band Car Seat Headrest, performing their original song “Does It Feel Good?” Watch the short below.

Read More: Oscilloscope Co-President David Laub Leaves the Company (Exclusive)

Conor Byrne has written and directed six previous short films. Some of these films include “Foureyes,” about a ten-year-old boy who receives eye glasses and is thrust into the world of puberty, »

- Vikram Murthi

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Toronto: Discovery, Next Wave, Vr, In Conversations unveiled

23 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Programmers at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) announced that Isabelle Huppert, Kunle Afolayan and Genevieve Nnaji and Mark Wahlberg will be among the eight participants in the In Conversation With… series.

Moonlight, festival closing night screening The Edge Of Seventeen, Noces and Handsome Devil take their place in the youth-oriented Next Wave strand, while Discovery selections include The Empty Box, Godless, Hunting Flies and The Red Turtle.

A five-strong roster of virtual reality work brings new work from Canadian superstars Felix & Paul as well as Memesys Culture Lab in India.

Overall 397 films will play at the festival from September 8-18, comprising 296 features and 101 shorts, compared to 287 and 110 last year.

Festival organisers received 6,933 submissions (6,118 in 2015), of which 1,240 came from Canada (1,225) and the 5,693 balance from the rest of the world (4,893).

Festival Street

For the third consecutive year, King Street will close to traffic between Peter and University Streets over opening weekend from September 8-11.

“Festival Street brings great value »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Toronto: Discovery, Next Wave, Vr strands unveiled

23 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Programmers at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) announced that Isabelle Huppert, Kunle Afolayan and Genevieve Nnaji and Mark Wahlberg will be among the eight participants in the In Conversation With… series.

Moonlight, festival closing night screening The Edge Of Seventeen, Noces and Handsome Devil take their place in the youth-oriented Next Wave strand, while Discovery selections include The Empty Box, Godless, Hunting Flies and The Red Turtle.

A five-strong roster of virtual reality work brings new work from Canadian superstars Felix & Paul as well as Memesys Culture Lab in India.

Overall 397 films will play at the festival from September 8-18, comprising 296 features and 101 shorts, compared to 287 and 110 last year.

Festival organisers received 6,933 submissions (6,118 in 2015), of which 1,240 came from Canada (1,225) and the 5,693 balance from the rest of the world (4,893).

Festival Street

For the third consecutive year, King Street will close to traffic between Peter and University Streets over opening weekend from September 8-11.

“Festival Street brings great value »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Tiff 2016 Announces Discovery Lineup, ‘In Conversation With…’ Guests, Vr Offerings and Much More

23 August 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Next month’s Toronto International Film Festival has nearly completed its lineup announcements, and each one is more impressive than the last. Today’s Tiff picks feature a number of slate additions for sections as varied as the forward-focused Discovery, their burgeoning Pop Vr section and even a handful of last minute additions to the Tiff Docs list. New titles of note that have just been announced include the Cannes hit “The Red Turtle,” Wayne Roberts’ “Katie Says Goodbye” and the well-regarded “Sand Storm,” all of which will screen as part of Discovery.

Read More: Tiff Lineup: 5 Reasons to Get Excited About the 2016 Program

Both the Next Wave and Tiff Kids section pull titles from other, previously announced sections to create an appealing lineup for the next generation of cinephiles. Standout titles include “Moonlight,” “My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea” and “The Eagle Huntress.”

Additionally, the festival has »

- Kate Erbland

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Toronto Adds Mark Wahlberg Conversation, Mireille Enos-Starrer 'Katie Says Goodbye' to Lineup

23 August 2016 4:19 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Toronto Film Festival on Tuesday finalized the lineup for its 41st edition, adding onstage conversations with Deepwater Horizon star Mark Wahlberg and Chinese star Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) as well as 35 films from first- and second-time directors, more docs and virtual reality fare. Toronto's Discovery sidebar will feature world premieres of Wayne Roberts' Katie Says Goodbye, starring Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and The Killing star Mireille Enos; Scottish director Hope Dickson Leach's The Levelling, starring Game of Thrones' Ellie Kendrick; and Rachel Lambert's In the Radiant City, produced by Jeff

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‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ Restoration Comes To Blu-Ray: See Ang Lee Discuss His Classic Martial Arts Film

22 August 2016 8:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ang Lee’s martial arts film “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” was a critical and commercial success upon release in 2000, garnering numerous awards and grossing over $200 million. It is now considered a modern classic and led to a boost in popularity of Chinese wuxia films. Now, an all-new 4K restoration of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” will soon debut on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD. Watch an exclusive clip of Ang Lee discussing his film and how martial arts movies owe a debt to musicals.

Read More: Watch: The Battle Begins In New Trailer For Netflix’s ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword Of Destiny’

The new release will be loaded with all-new bonus content in both releases. The Blu-ray release will include six never-before-seen deleted scenes, all-new retrospective interviews with director Ang Lee, producer James Schamus and editor Tim Squyres, an archival making-of featurette and the “A Love Before Time” music video. »

- Vikram Murthi

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The 20 Best Screen Acting Debuts of the Last 20 Years

11 August 2016 11:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

To paraphrase “Ratatouille,” not everyone can act, but a great actor can come from anywhere. The beautiful thing about the movies is that they so often do.

Screen debuts can have such an impact precisely because audiences don’t know these people. We haven’t read about them in the tabloids or seen them in other roles. The best inaugural performances bristle with the rush of witnessing raw potential, of being introduced to something incredible before the world has decided what it is yet. A great debut can make you feel like you’re witness to a happening, or getting in on the ground floor of an investment — watching John Boyega defy an alien invasion in “Attack the Block,” it was immediately clear that learning his name was going to pay off.

Sometimes, as with Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years a Slave,” that excitement instantly translates into a sensation. Other times, »

- David Ehrlich, Chris O'Falt, Liz Shannon Miller, Steve Greene, Kate Erbland, Hanh Nguyen and Zack Sharf

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Zhang Ziyi and Fan Bingbing Tackle Love, Betrayal, and More at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff)

6 August 2016 3:25 AM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Two of China’s box office queens, Fan Bingbing and Zhang Ziyi, lead the country’s two entries in the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff). Fan Bingbing (One Night Surprise, Buddha Mountain, X-Men: Days of Future Past) shakes things up as Li Xuelian, a woman from a small town who was wronged by her ex-husband in this adaptation of I Am Not Madame Bovary, a novel by Mao Dun Literature Prize winner Liu Zhenyu. Here, Li Xuelian embarks on a long legal journey—from her small town all the way to the capital—just to clear her name after her husband accused her of adultery.

 

Fan Bingbing in I Am Not Madame Bovary

 

On the other hand, Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, House of Flying Daggers, Hero) stars in The Wasted Times, an edgy film noir set during the Sino-Japanese war in the 1930s. The movie’s twists and »

- Kat Meneses

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'God Particle' gets production date

27 May 2016 6:48 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Paramount and Bad Robot’s adventure will begin shooting in Los Angeles on June 10 with Jj Abrams serving as producer.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Bruhl, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris O’Dowd, John Ortiz, Zhang Ziyi and Aksel Hennie star.

Julius Onah will direct from a screenplay by Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street) and Doug Jung (Star Trek Beyond) about scientists who trigger a catastrophe when they tap into a mysterious power in search of new energy.

Lindsey Weber will produce alongside Abrams, while Tommy Harper and Bob Dorhmann are executive producers.

Paramount will release God Particle on February 24, 2017. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Chris O’Dowd and Zhang Ziyi join the J.J. Abrams-produced God Particle

27 May 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Casting continues on Bad Robot Productions’ sci-fi thriller God Particle, with Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) and Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) signing on to appear in the J.J. Abrams-produced project.

The duo join the already announced David Oyelowo (Selma), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Concussion), John Krasinski (13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi), Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager) and Daniel Bruhl (Captain America: Civil War) in the film, which is being directed by Julius Onah (The Girl is in Trouble) .

According to THR, the film follows the crew of “a space station who find themselves alone after a scientific experiment causes Earth to disappear. When a space shuttle appears, the space station crew must determine if those aboard are friend or foe.”

God Particle is slated for release on February 24th 2017.

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- Gary Collinson

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Chris O’Dowd, John Ortiz, and More Join The ‘God Particle’ Cast

27 May 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The cast for the J.J. Abrams-produced God Particle keeps getting better and better. The latest additions to Julius Onah‘s (The Girl in Trouble) film are Chris O’Dowd (The Sapphires), John Ortiz (Togetherness), Aksel Hennie (The Martian), and Zhang Ziyi (The Grandmaster). Production on the sci-fi film, which may or may not be related to Cloverfield, begins June 10th. Below, learn more about […]

The post Chris O’Dowd, John Ortiz, and More Join The ‘God Particle’ Cast appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Julius Onah’s God Particle Recruits John Ortiz And Aksel Hennie, Production To Begin Next Month

27 May 2016 1:23 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Bad Robot’s starry ensemble cast for God Particle only continues to balloon. No sooner had we brought you the news that Irishman Chris O’Dowd had joined the roster of talent in place of John Krasinski and now it’s emerging that John Ortiz and Aksel Hennie have inked deals to board the intriguing sci-fi thriller.

Indeed, Ortiz and Hennie’s additions all but cap off the casting spree, with the final casting docket also boasting Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Bruhl, Elizabeth Debicki, and Zhang Ziyi. It’s understood production is now pegged to begin on June 10 in Los Angeles.

Nigerian filmmaker Julius Onah is the one behind the camera, bringing God Particle to life via Oren Uziel and Doug Jung’s original screenplay. Though the evocative title would lead you to believe that Onah’s sophomore feature film revolves around the Higgs Boson – a subatomic particle held »

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