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The line-up for the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) has been unveiled this morning by new artistic director Mark Adams.
This year’s Eiff (June 17-28) will comprise 164 features from 36 countries, including 24 world premieres, eight international premieres, 16 European premieres and 84 UK premieres.
Highlights including the UK premiere of Asif Kapadia’s documentary Amy, about the life of singer Amy Winehouse; the latest Disney-Pixar animation Inside Out; Arnold Schwarzenegger in zombie drama Maggie; comedy The D-Train, starring Jack Black and James Marsden; and a biopic of The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, Love & Mercy, in which John Cusack and Paul Dano play different aged versions of the musician.
Classic Screenings will include a rare outing for Noel Marshall’s Roar, a cult 1981 big cat movie.
This year’s Eiff will present »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
London — Mark Adams, the new artistic director of the Edinburgh Film Festival, unveiled Wednesday his debut lineup, which includes 24 world premieres, eight international premieres, 16 European premieres and 84 U.K. premieres.
The festival, which runs June 17-28, will showcase 164 features from 36 countries. Highlights include the U.K. premiere of Asif Kapadia’s documentary “Amy,” about the life of singer Amy Winehouse, Disney-Pixar’s animated film “Inside Out,” Arnold Schwarzenegger as a tormented father tending his zombie daughter in “Maggie,” Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul’s “The D-Train,” starring Jack Black and James Marsden, and John Cusack and Paul Dano playing different aged versions of Beach Boys star Brian Wilson in music film “Love & Mercy.”
The festival will also be presenting a series of interviews with leading film personalities, such as Ewan McGregor, who will attend with his new film “Last Days in the Desert,” Jane Seymour and Malcolm McDowell, both in »
- Leo Barraclough
Read More: The 2015 Indiewire Cannes Bible The latest edition of the Cannes Film Festival has come to a close, but many of its highlights are already on track to reach more audiences. While not every festival favorite has the resources of, say, Cannes favorite "Mad Max: Fury Road," several other festival favorites were lucky enough to secure distribution. These include Palme d'Or winner "Dheepan," which was set up with IFC Films ahead of the festival, as was A24's Amy Winehouse documentary "Amy." Critical favorite "Son of Saul" found a supportive home at Sony Pictures Classics, which also snatched up Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's gentle drama "Our Little Sister." IFC also bought the French thriller "Disorder." Even some of the more esoteric options landed future theatrical bookings: Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's cryptic "Cemetery of Splendour" went to Strand Releasing, while newcomer Alchemy »
- Eric Kohn
Rome – Segueing from it’s Cannes world preem, British director Asif Kapadia’s well-received Amy Winehouse docu “Amy” will open Italy’s Biografilm Festival, the unique event billed as a cinematic celebration of human lives.
Docu “Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans” and Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael’s wacky comedy “The Brand New Testament,” in which God is a mean guy in Brussels operating behind a computer screen, will also be unspooling fresh from the Croisette, while the fest’s closer will be Alex Gibney’s “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” in its first European outing after bowing at Sundance.
The Bologna-based fest, headed by Italo critic and film industry entrepreneur Andrea Romeo, will also hold its second industry meet, called Bio to B, which will feature docu project presentations and pitches to Italian and international producers.
The 11th Biografilm fest will run June 5- »
- Nick Vivarelli
Never Mind the Buzzcocks has been cancelled after 28 series, with the BBC confirming the much-loved show will not be returning.
The ingenious - and often hilarious - pop music panel quiz arrived on screens way back in 1996, and ran for over 260 episodes.
But it was when he began to read extracts from Preston's then-wife Chantelle Houghton's biography - with the line "The photoshoot was for the Daily Mail, which made me feel really posh and upmarket" - that he stormed off the show in disgust. »
Festival to include 18 world premieres and close with Us crime documentary 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets.
Panthaki plays a former daytime TV star whose life has hit rock bottom until he meets his dream girl - and has to choose his moment to tell her about the leaked sex tape that made him an internet sensation.
Eeff will this year include 18 world premieres, 8 European premieres and 20 UK premieres.
The closing film will be Marc Silver’s 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets, which examines the aftermath of a tragic incident at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida, in which an unarmed 17-year old African-American was gunned down for playing loud music. It marks British documentary filmmaker Silver’s follow-up to Who »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Variety critics Scott Foundas, Justin Chang, Peter Debruge, Guy Lodge, Jay Weissberg and Maggie Lee weighed in with their choices for the 21 best films at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (listed in alphabetical order):
1. “Amy.” British director Asif Kapadia followed up his 2010 “Senna” with this even more daring and revealing portrait of the brilliant but tragic jazz diva Amy Winehouse. Drawing on a wealth of professional and user-generated video, Kapadia again eschews the usual talking-heads interview format to keep WInehouse front and center for two harrowing hours, during which we come to understand how thoroughly the troubled singer lived her life under the camera’s relentless and unforgiving gaze. The result is an unforgettable portrait of the cult of celebrity in the iPhone era. (Scott Foundas)
- Variety Staff
Manuel here to try and help us catch up with the barrage of new film posters (and trailers!) that have dropped these past few days. It’s hard to keep up, what with Cannes, Eurovision, singing along with the Barden Bellas and furiously following Mad Max. Here are six posters you may have missed:
Musically Inclined: A #Tbt double feature
The Sundance hit (review here) gets an appropriately 90s-tinged and sunny poster that features a pretty fun tagline (“It’s hard out there for a geek”) while the film adaptation of the gloriously 80s cartoon gets a Snapchatty poster (telling you everything you need to know about its intended audience) which looks as broody as that underwhelming first trailer.
Tearjerkers: Docs to sob to
Word from Cannes was pretty ecstatic about the former and for those who loved Senna and Amy Winehouse this should come as no surprise; knowing this, »
- Manuel Betancourt
In a home video, a 14-year-old Amy Winehouse is singing Happy Birthday to one of her two best friends. And goodness, that voice. An older jazz singer's voice boomed out of that pretty, smiling girl who looked happy with her friends, her life ahead of her. And what a life it could've been. After Senna, his look at the Grand Prix champion who tragically died in 1994 during a race in Italy, Asif Kapadia revisits one of the greatest voices in music history. Called Amy, its title is as simple as the documentary itself, yet rich in content. Amy is mostly a montage of home videos, footage from interviews, awards shows, with comments from her friends, Mos Def, Questlove, Mark Ronson, Tony Bennett, and her Svengali father Mitch Winehouse. What we learn about her may not come as a big surprise, but there are some unknown facets to her. She was sensitive and insecure, »
- Talia Soghomonian
Would UK entry Electro Velvet fare better than our last duo Jemini, who got nul points in 2003? How did special guest Australia get on? Stuart Heritage was there for every last Eurovision second
And now we are done. Sincerest congratulations to Sweden, and commiserations to all the other contestants, uniformly doomed as they are to become embedded YouTube clips in endless ‘What the hell was all that about’ Eurovision precursor articles a decade from now.
Now, while we go through our own individual post-Eurovision decompression routines – I don’t know about you, but mine involves putting my head into a metal bin and shouting ‘Why?’ over and over again until I tumble into the comforting arms of unconsciousness – it’s time for me to thank you. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, I appreciate you hanging out with me this evening. If you want to follow me on Twitter, »
- Stuart Heritage
Simon Pegg had some strong words this week about the “infantilization” of our society caused by today’s blockbusters, and not all of his fans took his quotes kindly. But does Pegg have a point? We discuss the state of geekdom along with all the other top stories of the week, including Disney’s latest live-action picture, trailers for Pan, Amy, and Steve Jobs, and new projects about The Girl on the Train and Brian Epstein. Plus, give all your money to our Wtf of the Week, Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves. Find us on iTunes and send comments and questions to newseditor ‘at’ soundonsight.org.
Reese Witherspoon to play live-action Tinkerbell Peter Pan is the chosen one in first trailer for Joe Wright’s Pan Cannes ’15: Amy Winehouse is a star born again in new doc trailer and clip Week in Review: The New York Times will »
- Brian Welk
The biggest deals of this year’s Cannes Marché du Film and how the Competition titles sold throughout the festival.
Behind the glamour of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, business was booming at the Marché du Film (May 13-22), with representatives from 120 countries in attendance - up four on 2014.
A total 3,300 films were on offer this year, around 1,000 at the project stage, with an estimated 11,000 film professionals in attendance, in line with last year.
In the opening days, Marché chief Jérôme Paillard told Screen: “Acquisition agents are telling me that it’s the first time in a number of years that there are so many big projects. I’ve been told there are around 50 high profile projects on offer.”
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The Cannes Film Festival reminded Hollywood that it’s never too early to start campaigning for next year’s Academy Awards.
The O-word first popped up during a presentation from Harvey Weinstein about his upcoming slate, where he promised that Jake Gyllenhaal would get nominated for playing a boxer in this summer’s “Southpaw.” But Weinstein showed that he had more than one awards-season trick up his sleeve with the premiere of “Carol,” the biggest Oscar contender to debut at this year’s festival.
Here are five films from Cannes that will likely be awards-season contenders.
“Carol”: Todd Haynes’ lesbian love story, which opens theatrically in December, is certain to be in the running for best picture, director and screenplay (Phyllis Nagy spent 15 years adapting Patricia Highsmith’s scandalous 1952 novel). It should land Cate Blanchett her seventh Oscar nomination for the title role of a woman in an unhappy marriage. »
- Ramin Setoodeh
It’s been three years since U.K. industry veteran Will Clarke launched Altitude Film Entertainment, and in that time, the production-sales-distribution outfit has learned how to navigate a changing market and, more importantly, established a successful business model to do just that. Starting with a team of just three — Clarke jointly launched the company with former Exclusive Media managing director Andy Mayson and former Pathe Intl. sales exec Mike Runagall — the shingle now employs a team of 15, and has been involved in just shy of 30 movies, four of which it has steered into production.
It’s bringing a number of films to Cannes, including Gemma Arterton and Glenn Close starrer “She Who Brings Gifts”; Vincenzo Natali’s “In the Tall Grass,” based on a novella by Stephen King and Joe Hill; and WWII thriller “Anthropoid,” starring Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy. Black comedy “Kill Your Friends,” starring Nicolas Hoult, »
- Diana Lodderhose
A couple of key trailer releases today starting with the preview of the new Amy Winehouse documentary "Amy" which opens in cinemas on July 3rd. From the makers of the acclaimed "Senna" documentary, the film looks at the life of the late acclaimed British musician.
Next up, the first trailer is out for the horror-comedy "Cooties" in which a group of teachers, played by actors like Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson, find themselves taking on a group of contagious undead children. "Saw" scribe Leigh Whannell co-wrote the film which will be released in cinemas and on demand on September 18th.
Finally, the first trailer has been released for "Batkid Begins," the upcoming documentary based on the famous event in November 2013 when the world joined in a Make-a-Wish Foundation event in which San Francisco was transformed into Gotham City so that a five-year-old ill child named Miles could be Batman. Dana Nachman »
- Garth Franklin
One of the most talked-about films at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival is the Amy Winehouse documentary, Amy. The film examines the life of the troubled singer, who died at the age of 27. Using interviews from 80 people, never-before-seen footage, and Amy's own journals, director Asif Kapadia created a compelling examination of the life of the troubled star, revealing information that the public did not know until now. »
The first trailer for the Amy Winehouse documentary, Amy that got rave reviews after premiering at the Cannes Film Festival has been released. Amy Trailer While director Asif Kapadia promotes Amy at Cannes, the studio has released the first trailer for the film, which features behind-the-scenes footage and unreleased new songs from the singer who […]
- Olivia Truffaut
The first trailer for Amy, a documentary that depicts the tragic rise and fall of the sultry British singer Amy Winehouse has been released, and for anyone who.s ever been affected or simply adored her music, it.s an emotional one. Truly heart-breaking stuff. Amy Winehouse is considered by many to have possessed the most iconic voice of her generation. Her deep and emotive tone could meander and wrap itself round a variety of genres without ever losing its power. Each new track that she released was devoured and fawned over, all the way up until her tragic death from alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011 at the tender age of 27. Fans and music lovers from across the world will have the opportunity to relive Amy Winehouse.s life and her profound talents with Amy, which comes from director Asif Kapadia. Amy premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival on May 16th, »
Asif Kapadia’s Senna was something truly special and so when it was revealed that he’d be picking up and taking on the story of Amy Winehouse’s equally stunning and tragic short life, there was everything to be intrigued about.
There’s already been a spine-tingling teaser released (watch here) and now this first, full trailer reveals a little more but keeps in the same ground as the first one mixing up sound-bites with snippets of home videos from her life. Having just screened at Cannes to critical acclaim and already dragging up controversy with those closest to her, it’s sure to reveal and will hopefully give fans a true insight of the sad demise of a true modern legend.
I was massively admired the Cobain documentary and fully expect this to be on that level. Watch the trailer now:
Amy opens in the UK at cinemas on July 3rd. »
- Dan Bullock
Amy Winehouse died in 2011 at 27 years old after a struggle with substance abuse, a tragic footnote at the end of a promising career. Though it doesn't feel like we lost her that long ago at all, a new documentary is coming out to take us through Winehouse's rise and fall. Oscar-nominated director Asif Kapadia, who directed Senna, has created Amy, and the full trailer has just arrived, featuring a prefame Winehouse talking about her passion for singing and her fear of fame. It'll give you goosebumps and make you feel heartbroken and inspired, all at once. The documentary just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival - we liked it but walked away feeling heavy-hearted - and it'll hit theaters on July 10. Here's the first teaser, as well: »
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