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Win a DVD Copy of Alicia Scherson’s The Future

10 December 2013 12:09 PM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Filmmaker has teamed up with Strand Releasing to offer five lucky readers the opportunity to win a DVD copy of Alicia Scherson’s The Future, a sultry noir about an aging B-movie beefcake (Rutger Hauer) whose heart is stolen by a young Italian woman who’s plotting to take him for all he’s worth. The film is available in stores now, but to get one of five copies up for grabs from Filmmaker all you have to do is be among the first to email nick At filmmakermagazine Dot com with the correct answer to the following question:  Rutger Hauer first came […] »

- Terisa Thurman

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Sacro Gra among Rio additions

18 September 2013 4:44 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Organisers at the Rio Film Festival have brought in an extra 11 titles ahead of the September 26 opening night gala screening of Thierry Ragobert’s Amazonia 3D.

The late arrivals include Gianfranco Rosi’s fresh Venice Golden Lion winner Sacro Gra as well as Steven Soderbergh’s Behind The Candelabra, Shane Salerno’s Salinger and Kim Ki-duck’s Moebius.

Rounding out the additions are Greg Mottola’s Clear History, Nimrod Antal’s Metallica Through The Never, Hong Sangsoo’s Our Sunhi, Bruce Labruce’s Gerontophilia, Catherine Breillat’s Abuse Of Weakness, Shinji Aoyama’s Backwater and John Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s Finding Vivian Maier.

Festival top brass also announced the full line-up of films in the Latin Première and Environment sections.

The Latin Première selection will present 21 features, of which five will be Latin American premieres. All films in the section are eligible for the Fipresci Best Latin American Film award.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Sacro Gar among Rio additions

18 September 2013 4:39 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Organisers at the Festival do Rio, the Rio Film Festival, have brought in an extra 11 titles ahead of the September 26 opening night gala screening of Thierry Ragobert’s France-Brazil co-production Amazonia 3D.

The late arrivals include Gianfranco Rosi’s fresh Venice Golden Lion winner Sacro Gra as well as Steven Soderbergh’s Behind The Candelabra, Shane Salerno’s Salinger and Kim Ki-duck’s Moebius.

Rounding out the additions are Greg Mottola’s Clear History, Nimrod Antal’s Metallica Through The Never, Hong Sangsoo’s Our Sunhi, Bruce Labruce’s Gerontophilia, Catherine Breillat’s Abuse Of Weakness, Shinji Aoyama’s Backwater and John Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s Finding Vivian Maier.

Festival top brass also announced the full line-up of films in the Latin Première and Environment sections.

The Latin Première selection will present 21 features, of which five will be Latin American premieres. All films in the section are eligible for the Fipresci Best Latin American Film award »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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The Excitingly Unclassifiable Il Futuro Asks How You Would See the World After a Tragedy

3 September 2013 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Alicia Scherson's enthralling Il Futuro asks the question no one wants to hear: How would you see the world after a personal tragedy? When her parents are killed in a car accident, teenage Bianca (Manuela Martelli) is forced to face this existential quandary, not only in regards to her own uncertain future but also as the impromptu caretaker of younger brother Tomas (Luigi Ciardo). Bearing a striking resemblance to dragon-tattooed Noomi Rapace, Bianca navigates this new reality to the best of her ability, but an unqualifiable malaise slowly clouds her perceptions. Matters complicate when two of Tomas's friends from the local gym, Boloñes (Alessandro Giallocosta) and Libio (Nicolas Vaporidis), awkwardly embed themselves within the familial unit, proposing a get-rich scheme »

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Il Futuro (The Future) | Review

3 September 2013 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Future Starts Slow: Scherson’s Adaptation a Densely Structured Puzzle For her third feature film, Chilean born director Alicia Scherson adapts cult Latin American author Roberto Bolano’s novel The Future, an Italian language oddity that’s basically a coming of age tale dressed up in a puzzling narrative of symbolism. Throw in a possible heist angle and you have what sounds like an instant cult item. While intriguing, and at moments, striking, there’s an unfortunate distance from the events and characters in Scherson’s film, and an undeniable indifference to what’s unfolding before us. Their parents having just died in a tragic car accident, Bianca (Manuella Martelli) and her brother Tomas (Luigi Ciardo) are left to fend for themselves. Thankfully, Bianca is of legal age and so has the option to be the legal guardian of Tomas, but must be responsible for him until he also comes of age. »

- Nicholas Bell

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Review: Las Cosas Como Son (Things The Way They Are), The Best Chilean Film Of The Year So Far

8 August 2013 12:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The latest film by Chilean director Fernando Lavanderos, Las cosas como son (Things the way they are), is maybe one of the best fiction films that has come out of Chile in a long time, even better than the Italian co-produced film The Future directed by Alicia Scherson and all the Sebastián Silva-Michael Cera pictures that you can come up with. This is the real deal, and I wish that this movie makes it out there for all people to see, as it plays with universal values and, above all, it's just an entertaining and thrilling story.It has won the Best Latinamerican Film award at last year's Mar del Plata Film Festival, it took the Best Director prize at the Havana Film Festival in New...

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Locarno: ‘R. Lorena,’ ‘Kill’ Set For Carte Blanche

8 August 2013 12:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alejandro Fernandez Almendras’ “To Kill a Man” and Isidora Marras’ “R. Lorena” will screen at the Locarno Festival’s third Carte Blanche, a pix-in-post section focusing this year on Chile.

A change of register and setting for Fernandez Almendras after 2009 family saga “Huacho” and 2011’s countryside-set drama “By the Fire,” well received at Cannes and San Sebastian respectively, vengeance parable “To Kill” was selected for Cannes’ Cinefondation-Atelier.

It turns on a father who, attacked by a small-time mobster and feeling the legal system has failed him, decides to take justice into his own hands.

Produced by Josefina Undurraga and Gregorio Gonzalez at Chile’s Forastero whose “The Maid” snagged a 2010 Golden Globe nomination, identity thriller “R. Lorena” has a young woman suddenly hounded by collection agencies, which confuse her with someone else – the R. Lorena of the title.

In all, seven Chilean movies in post-prod will be screened at Locarno’s Carte Blanche. »

- John Hopewell

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Rome renews Maxxi strand

6 August 2013 7:03 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Mario Sesti programmes retrospective and preview strand in new museum Maxxi.

The Rome Film Festival (Nov 8 -17) is renewing Cinema at Maxxi, the series of film events curated by Mario Sesti.

Before the festival, between September 14 – November 6, recently launched museum Maxxi (the National Museum of 21st Century Arts) will host retrospectives, meetings with actors and directors, lectures and previews of documentaries and features.

Series The Forgotten will offer a retrospective of classics spanning postwar Italian cinema to the end of the seventies, opening with Pietro Germi’s Divorce Italian Style (Divorzio all’Italiana), followed by a conversation with Italian actor and director Carlo Verdone and curator Mario Sesti.

The strand will also include films by Mario Monicelli, Antonio Pietrangeli, Riccardo Freda, and Steno among others.

Doc series Meet Exceptional Men and Women launches with Girl Models, by David Redmon and Ashley Sabin. The festival’s preview series will include Alicia Scherson’s The Future with Rutger Hauer and Nicholas »

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

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Durban Showcases African Film Renewal

18 July 2013 9:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Opening on July 18, the Durban Intl. Film Festival now ranks as one of the longest running, biggest and fastest growing of major African film events and a burgeoning platform for business in South Africa and beyond.

And if Durban’s 34th edition says anything about new film production in Africa, it’s “a sense of renewal of African cinematic language,” said new festival manager Peter Machen.

In this sense, the choice of Jahmil Xt Qubeka’s grisly “Of Good Report” as a curtain raiser was a statement of intent. Shot in b/w, laced by literary references — John Keats’ “Bright Star,” “Othello” are two — and described by Qubeka as a “cinephile’s passionate homage” to classic film noir, “Report” charts a English teacher’s discombobulated and soon increasingly demented obsession for a lively student with whom he begins an affair.

For Machen, “This year’s African and South African films have a freshness to them, »

- John Hopewell

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Eiff 2013: ‘Il Futuro’ Review

28 June 2013 6:11 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Luigi Ciardo, Manuela Martelli, Rutger Hauer, Nicolas Vaporidis, Alessandro Giallocosta, Pino Calabrese | Written and Directed by Alicia Scherson

Review by Andrew MacArthur of Cinehouse

Alicia Scherson’s third feature-length film, Il Futuro, is a staggeringly impressive watch. Adapted from Chilean novel Una Novelita Lumpen by Roberto Bolano, Il Futuro is a thrilling tale of suspense, eroticism, and intrigue set against a backdrop of vintage Hollywood Gothic noir.

Il Futuro follows two teenage orphans, Bianca and Tomas, who become intertwined with two untrustworthy opportunists from the local gym. These acquaintances persuade Bianca (the eldest of the orphans, played by Manuela Martelli) to infiltrate and rob the home of one of their ex-clients, Marciste (Rutger Hauer) – a blind, former Mister Universe and movie star who has become something of a recluse. However, Bianca’s developing feelings for Marciste seem set to compromise her original intentions.

From the onset Scherson’s distinct »

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Odessa reveals competition line-up

11 June 2013 9:49 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Fredrik Bond’s The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman among the 11 films competing for the Golden Duke award at the 4th Oiff.

The Odessa International Film Festival (July 12-20) has unveiled the features nominated for the International Competition Grand Prix – The Golden Duke.

Directors of the 11 films are from the Us, UK, Israel, Georgia, Italy, Poland, Germany, Romania, France, India, Russia and Ukraine.

The films include Fredrik Bond’s The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman, a thriller starring Shia Labeouf and Evan Rachel Wood that premiered at Sundance and played in competition at Berlin.

Others include Ritesh Batra’s Cannes Critics’ Week winner The Lunchbox and Jan Ole Gerster’s Oh Boy, the German box office hit that has racked up prizes in Germany, Sofia and Tallinn among others.

The international jury that will choose Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor will include German actress Franziska Petri, British producer Tanya Seghatchian (Harry Potter), actress-director Nan Jorjadze »

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

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Opening In Chile: Rutger Hauer And Manuela Martelli In The Future

6 June 2013 7:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Attention people in Chile, Chileans or tourists visiting, there's a new movie opening today (June 6) and it's one of the most long-awaited Chilean productions of all year (besides the two films starring Michael Cera and directed by Sebastiàn Silva). Directed by Alicia Scherson and starring the international star Rutger Hauer (Hobo with a Shotgun, Blade Runner) and the most beloved young actress of Chile, Manuela Martelli (MachucaB-Happy), The Future opens on more than 12 screens all over Chile, including the always classic "Cine Normandie," as well as in major chains.The film, based on the novel "Una novelita lumpen" by Chilean author Roberto Bolaño, follows Bianca (Martelli) and her brother after the death of their parents and how they reflect their life in a lonely apartment...

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Coming Soon In Chile And Argentina: Carne De Perro, Il Futuro, Samurai, Hermanos De Sangre

3 June 2013 12:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

If May was a good month for Latin America cinema, June has also its highlights.Last week Chilean cinemas saw the premiere of Carne De Perro (Dog Flesh) from Fernando Guzzoni, winner of the Kutxa-New Directors Award of the San Sebastian International Film Festival 2013. We have yet to see its impact after its first weekend. Don't miss this gruesome and disturbing film about a former torturer facing his past during the Pinochet dictatorship. Disclaimer: no dogs were harmed in the making of this film. Alicia Scherson's third film will be hitting the screens on 6 June. Scherson first read Roberto Bolaño's book in 2005, the same year her sophomore film Play was being premiered around the globe. Il Futuro, with Manuela Martelli (Machuca) and Rutger Hauer in the...

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The Future Movie Review

25 April 2013 4:06 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: The Future Director: Alicia Scherson Starring: Manuela Martelli, Nicolas Vaporidis, Luigi Ciardo, Alessandro Giallocosta, Rutger Hauer. ‘Il Futuro’ (The Future) has surprisingly managed to be part of the world dramatic competition programme of Sundance 2013. The grand opening of the movie, which homages Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining,’ (with a yellow Fiat taking the place of the iconic Volkswagen Beetle), creates great expectations. But as soon as the two lead actors are left on their own, everything collapses. For her third feature film, Chilean born director Alicia Scherson adapts cult Latin American author Roberto Bolano’s novel, ‘Un Romanzetto Lumpen,’ on a peculiar coming-of-age story, that begins when the parents of  [ Read More ]

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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

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Tiger Award winners announced

3 February 2013 | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Daniel Hoesl’s serenely composed film, that invites the mind to go on safari without a script, Soldate Jeannette (Soldier Jane) from Austria, shared top honors as one of three Tiger Award winners at the 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam. The other Tiger Award winners are Mira Fornay’s My Dog Killer, a Slovakia-Czech Republic production and Mohammad Shirvani’s Fat Shaker from Iran. Each Tiger Award winner receives a cash prize of €15,000.

Soldate Jeannette Director Daniel Hoesl goes on safari and bags a Tiger.

The Fipresci Award was presented to Alberto Gracia from Spain, for his film The Fifth Gospel of Kaspar Hauser.

Salvatore Mereu's Pretty Butterflies from Italy wins the newly launched Big Screen Award and Indonesian film What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love by Mouly Surya, the Netpac Award.

The Dutch Circle of Film Critics Jury award went to Alicia Scherson »

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Rotterdam announces Tiger Award winners

1 February 2013 11:18 PM, PST | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

Still from My Dog Killer

Mira Fornay’s My Dog Killer (Slovakia-Czech Republic), Daniel Hoesl’s Soldier Jane (Austria) and Mohammad Shirvani’s Fat Shaker (Iran) won the Tiger Awards at the 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam. The award comprises of cash prize of Euro 15,000 for each winner.

The newly introduced Big Screen Award was bagged by Italian film Pretty Butterflies by Salvatore Mereu. The Netpac Award went to Indonesian film What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love by Mouly Surya and the Fipresci Award was presented to The Fifth Gospel of Kaspar Hauser by Alberto Gracia from Spain. The Future, a Chile-Germany-Italy-Spain co-production directed by Alicia Scherson won the Knf Award 2013.

Slovakia-CzechRepublic co-production My Dog Killer narrates the tale of 18 year-old Merek whose only friend and true company is his dog. Merek, neglected by his family, blindly follows the local goons. One day, his mother and half-brother return, »

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Film Festival Coverage Guide: 2013 Sundance

29 January 2013 12:05 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Here is a complete listing of the films that were shown/covered by the Ioncinema.com team comprised of Nicholas Bell (Nb), Jordan M. Smith (Js) and Eric Lavallee (El). We’ll be populating this page up until March.

U.S. Dramatic Competition

Afternoon DelightJill Soloway: Nb (★★ 1/2): Review

Ain’T Them Bodies Saints – David Lowery:  El (★★★ 1/2), Nb (★★★ 1/2): Review // Interview

Austenland- Jerusha Hess: Nb (★): Review

C.O.G.- Kyle Patrick Alvarez: Js (★★ 1/2), Nb (★★ 1/2): Review

ConcussionStacie Passon: El (★★★), Js (★★★ 1/2), Nb (★★★): Review // Interview

Emanuel And The Truth About FishesFrancesca Gregorini: Js (★★★), Nb (★★★ 1/2): Review

FruitvaleRyan Coogler: El (★★★), Js (★★★★★), Nb (★★★★): Review // Interview // Video

In A World… – Lake Bell: El (★★★): Review

Kill Your DarlingsJohn Krokidas: El (★★★), Nb (★★★): Review

The LifeguardLiz W. Garcia: El (★★ 1/2): Review

May In The Summer »

- Eric Lavallee

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Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #44: Alicia Scherson Adapts Bolaño in 'Il Futuro'

21 January 2013 5:08 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Chilean budding-biologist-turned-filmmaker Alicia Scherson debuted her first film "Play" at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival, where it took home an award for Best Director.  She's at Sundancw with the World Dramatic Competition contender (her third feature-length film) "Il Futuro (The Future)."  What It's About: Il Futuro is about Bianca and her brother Tomas who are suddenly orphaned after their parents die in a car crash. They are teenagers, they are virgins, and they are all alone in the world. They welcome two strangers into their parents house in Rome and together they come up with a plan to get money: to steal from Maciste, an ex-Mr Universe living alone in an abandoned dark mansion. And So It's Really About: Il Futuro is about finding weird ways of surviving tragedy so you can keep going after everything goes really wrong. It's also about old movies, tired heroes, ancient Rome, contemporary Europe, bodybuilders, »

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Under the Radar: Nicholas’ Top Five Picks for Sundance 2013

17 January 2013 11:30 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

#5. Interior. Leather Bar

Who: While everyone may be familiar with actor/director James Franco, they not be as aware of the filmmaker he’s paired with to direct Interior. Leather Bar, Travis Mathews. With a background in documentary, Mathews professes to use this and his Masters in Counseling Psychology to make films that focus on gay men and intimacy. He already has a series of short films about gay men and bedrooms and a well received 2012 feature film, I Want Your Love to his name.

What: His pairing with Franco on a project aims to recreate the lost 40 minutes of footage that William Friedkin was forced to cut from his controversial 1980 film Cruising.

Where: Franco’s interview also features a clip, while Franco’s co-director posted the trailer on his vimeo channel.

When: Shot in Los Angeles, CA over the course of a day in July, 2012, produced by RabbitBandini Productions »

- Nicholas Bell

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2013 Guide to the Sundance Twitterverse: World Dramatic & Docu Competition

17 January 2013 11:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Here are some of the twitter feeds for those participating in the Sundance Film Festival’s 2013 Premieres and Docu Premieres section including (image featured above) Who is Dayani Cristal?. If you know of any other twitter feeds (producers, production houses, editors, Dps, scribes – etc.) we can add for each individual film – please let us know.

World Cinema Dramatic Competition

The Future

Director and screenwriter Alicia Scherson – @scherson

Houston

Actor Garret Dillahunt – @garretdillahunt

Metro Manila

Actors Jake Macapagal – @jakepromac, John Arcilla – @JohnArcilla, Althea Vega – @altheavega

Soldate Jeannette – @Jeannette_film

What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love

Director and screenwriter Mouly Surya – @moulysurya

World Cinema Documentary Competition

Fire in the Blood – @fitbmovie

Director Dylan Mohan Gray – @DylanMohanGray

Google and the World Brain

Director Ben Lewis – @artsafarist

The Moo Man

Directors Andy Heathcote – @moomanmovie, Heike Bachelier – @HeikeBachelier

Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer – @PussyRiotDoc

Co-director Maxim Pozdorovkin – @pozdor

A River »

- Jordan M. Smith

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