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Ronaldo the Movie: An Insight into the Biggest Ego in Football

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In case you missed it, Cristiano Ronaldo released a movie about his life in 2015 and it was a pretty decent attempt to portray the personality and the sportsman. Directed by Anthony Wonke, the film followed the world’s highest paid footballer for 14 months; Ronaldo was an attempt to show what life is like being the most recognisable

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Brit Takes: Everything You Need to Know about the Cristiano Ronaldo Documentary

Brit Takes: Everything You Need to Know about the Cristiano Ronaldo Documentary
Read More: This Screenwriter Has a Solution to the Problem With British TV [Editor's Note: This article is presented in partnership with Shinola in support of Brit Takes, our monthly dispatch on the UK film scene. As makers of modern watches, bicycles, leather goods, and journals, Shinola stands for skill at scale, the preservation of craft and the beauty of industry. Learn more about Shinola handcrafted goods.] This week provided a rare opportunity to peek into the life and career of soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo, thanks to three-time BAFTA-winning British director Anthony Wonke. "Ronaldo" is available now on DVD and various digital platforms. The winner of awards ranging from Peabody to Emmy, Wonke's documentary series have ranged from war-torn Middle-East in "Children of the Front," to the Piper Alpha disaster in "Fire of the Night," and "Crack-House USA." His investigation into Ronaldo's athletic career and global impact is accompanied...
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Watch the Ronaldo Movie Press Conference

Anthony Wonke’s feature length film on the life of one of sport’s most successful and controversial figures is the latest example of the resurgent interest in the documentary form. Asif Kapadia, the man behind the powerful films on the lives of Ayrton Senna and Amy Winehouse, is executive producer on this film, simply called Ronaldo.

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Ronaldo review – airbrushed portrait of the football superstar

Anthony Wonke’s for-fans-only documentary offers insights into the player’s family life but swerves round the scandals

The film-makers may have been granted unprecedented access to the inner circle of one of the world’s top footballers, Cristiano Ronaldo, but the result, a carefully controlled and meticulously sanitised hagiography, is as airbrushed and groomed as its subject. One imagines that entry into Ronaldo’s gilded world cost multi-Bafta-winning director Anthony Wonke much of the creative freedom that he would usually expect on a project.

The film explores the Madeira-born soccer star’s early life, with insights into his unfulfilling relationship with his alcoholic father, who died from cirrhosis of the liver in 2005. We get to see some stage-managed father-son bonding between Ronaldo and the child he had with an unknown mother in 2010.

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What’s Up Doc?: Pennebaker/Hegedus & Malick Voyage to the Top in November

It’s been a couple months since the last edition of What’s Up Doc? placed Michael Moore’s surprise world premiere of Where To Invade Next at the top of this list and in the meantime much shuffling has taken place and much time has been spent on various new endeavors (namely my Buffalo-based film series, Cultivate Cinema Circle). Finally taking its rightful place at the top, D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hagedus’ Unlocking the Cage is in the midst of being scored by composer James Lavino, according to Lavino’s own personal site. Though the project has been taking shape at its own leisurely pace, I’d expect to see the film making its festival debut in early 2016.

Right behind, the American direct cinema masters is a Texan soon to make his non-fiction debut with Voyage of Time. Just two weeks ago indieWIRE reported that Ennio Morricone, who scored
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Film Review: ‘Being AP’

Film Review: ‘Being AP’
“Pain is temporary, losing is permanent,” grumbles record-setting jump jockey Tony “A.P.” McCoy in “Being AP,” a fitfully insightful sports doc that’s as much about the trials of winning as the triumph. Following McCoy during his 20th and final year atop the horse-racing world — out of 21 seasons total, an incredible run — director Anthony Wonke finds a difficult figure whose obsession with winning explains both his dominance on the track and his pathology off it. Reading at times like slick hagiography and at others like the harrowing rehab story of an adrenaline addict, “Being AP” feels like the work of an official biographer who went a little bit rogue. It stands to play best in territories where McCoy is a household name, but the cable-ready package should be attractive to sports networks outside the U.K., too.

Though McCoy notched more than 4,000 wins in his workaday career, Stateside racing
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Trailer for Cristiano ‘Ronaldo’ Documentary is here

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Ronaldo will be in cinemas 9th November 2015. It’s directed by Anthony Wonke and Produced by Paul Martin. Filmed over 14 months with unprecedented access into the inner circle of the man and the sport, this is the first official and fully authorised film of one of the most celebrated figures in football. For the

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Ronaldo: watch the world exclusive trailer of the documentary about the celebrated footballer

Watch the world exclusive first trailer for the documentary about Cristiano Ronaldo, the Real Madrid and Manchester United star who was voted by Guardian writers as the best player in the world. Ronaldo, who has won the Fifa Ballon d’Or for the last two years and whose rivalry with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has lit up the modern game, is the subject of the film directed by Anthony Wonke.

• Ronaldo will be released worldwide on 9 November

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Toronto film festival 2015: full line-up

Films set to show at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), updated as announcements are made in the run up to the event.

Tiff will open on September 10 with Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts.

Tiff 40

Key: Wp = world premiere; Nap = North American premiere; IP = international premiere; Cp = Canadian premiere.

GALASBeeba Boys (Canada), Deepa Mehta, WPDemolition, Jean-Marc Vallée WPDisorder (Maryland) (France-Belgium), Alice Winocour NAPThe Dressmaker (Aus), Jocelyn Moorhouse, WPEye In The Sky (UK), Gavin Hood WPForsaken (Canada), Jon Cassar, WPFreeheld (Us), Peter Sollett, WPHyena Road (Canada), Paul Gross, WPLolo (France), Julie Delpy, NAPLegend (UK), Brian Helgeland, IPMan Down (Us), Dito Montiel NAPThe Man Who Knew Infinity (UK), Matt Brown, WPThe Martian (Us), Ridley Scott, WPMiss You Already (UK), Catherine Hardwicke WPMississippi Grind (Us), Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden CPMr. Right (Us), Paco Cabezas WPThe Program (UK), Stephen Frears, WPRemember (Canada), Atom Egoyan, NAPSeptembers Of Shiraz (Us), Wayne Blair, WPStonewall ([link
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Two Aussie docs to compete in Toronto

Jennifer Peedom.s Sherpa and Gillian Armstrong.s Women He.s Undressed will screen at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival next month.

They are among 26 titles selected for the Tiff Docs section of the fest, which runs from September 10 to 20, enhancing Australia.s profile at the event where Jocelyn Moorhouse.s The Dressmaker will have its world premiere in Gala Presentations and Simon Stone.s The Daughter will have its North American premiere in Special Presentations.

Produced by Bridget Ikin and John Smithson, Peedom.s film chronicles how Sherpas united in grief and anger to reclaim Mount Everest after an icefall killed 15 of their members on Mount Everest.. It will open in Australia in February, co-distributed by John Maynard's Footprint Films and Transmission.

It will be the international premiere of Armstrong.s doc which profiles Australian costume designer Orry-Kelly, who won three Academy Awards.

Among the world premieres
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Tiff 2015 adds to their Documentary and Vanguard lineup

The Toronto International Film Festival’s prominence on the festival circuit has only grown over the years, with films from numerous different fields having gone on to critical and commercial acclaim. Among the festival’s different categories are Tiff Docs and Vanguard. Tiff Docs allows documentaries to get their own spotlight at the festival, giving acclaimed documentarians such as Michael Moore and Frederick Wiseman a platform for their films. The Vanguard section, on the other hand, showcases films that aren’t easily categorisable into a specific genre. With the Canadian Films lineup announcement having revealed the first set of films playing in each group, Tiff today revealed more of the lineup in each section. The list of newly announced films, with their official synopses, is as follows.

Tiff Docs

Amazing Grace, directed by Sydney Pollack, making its International Premiere

Sydney Pollack’s film of Aretha Franklin’s ‘Amazing Grace.’ Filmed
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Toronto 2015 line-up

Films set to show at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), updated as announcements are made in the run up to the event.

Tiff will open on September 10 with Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts.

Tiff 40

Key: Wp = world premiere; Nap = North American premiere; IP = international premiere; Cp = Canadian premiere.

GALASBeeba Boys (Canada), Deepa Mehta, WPDemolition, Jean-Marc Vallée WPThe Dressmaker (Aus), Jocelyn Moorhouse, WPEye In The Sky (UK), Gavin Hood WPForsaken (Canada), Jon Cassar, WPFreeheld (Us), Peter Sollett, WPHyena Road (Canada), Paul Gross, WPLolo (France), Julie Delpy, NAPLegend (UK), Brian Helgeland, IPThe Man Who Knew Infinity (UK), Matt Brown, WPThe Martian (Us), Ridley Scott, WPThe Program (UK), Stephen Frears, WPRemember (Canada), Atom Egoyan, NAPSeptembers Of Shiraz (Us), Wayne Blair, WPStonewall (Us), Roland Emmerich, Wpspecial PRESENTATIONSAnomalisa (Us), Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson, CPBeasts of No Nation (Ghana), Cary Fukunaga, CPBlack Mass (Us), Scott Cooper, CPBorn To Be Blue (Canada-uk), Robert Budreau WPBrooklyn (UK-Ireland-Canada), John
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Toronto unveils Docs, Midnight Madness, Vanguard

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Organisers unleashed their latest volley of programming, an embarrassment of riches featuring new non-fiction work about education activist Malala Yousafzai, Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre, the immediate aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the iconic tango pairing of María Nieves and Juan Carlos Copes.

Midnight Madness brings a Turkish glimpse of hell, new work from the directors of Almost Human and The Loved Ones, a cyborg Pov story and Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room, which premiered in Cannes and backer Broad Green Pictures recently made available for Us distribution after electing not to self-release.

Vanguard entries include Gaspar Noé’s Love, Alex de la Iglesia’s My Big Night and Ryoo Seung-wan’s South Korean cop thriller Veteran.

The Masters Of Cinema programme features Jafar Panahi’s Taxi, Alexander Sokurov’s Francofonia and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Our Little Sister, while the Tiff Cinematheque selection of restored classics includes Luchino Viconti’s Rocco And His Brothers and Marcel Ophüls
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Patrick Stewart’s ‘Green Room,’ Charlie Hebdo Documentary Added to Toronto Fest Lineup

Patrick Stewart’s ‘Green Room,’ Charlie Hebdo Documentary Added to Toronto Fest Lineup
New documentaries on Aretha Franklin’s 1972 gospel classic “Amazing Grace,” the French satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo” and Moscow’s renowned Bolshoi Ballet were among 67 titles added on Tuesday to the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival’s Tiff Docs, Midnight Madness, Vanguard, Masters and Tiff Cinematheque programs.

Midnight will open with the North American premiere of “Blue Ruin” helmer Jeremy Saulnier’s punk-fueled backwoods shocker “Green Room,” which bowed at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight.

U.S. titles world premiering in Midnight include “The Loved Ones” helmer Sean Byrne’s supernatural chiller “The Devil’s Candy”; Nick Simon’s small-town terror tale “The Girl in the Photographs,” starring Kal Penn and exec produced by Wes Craven; Joe Begos’ psychokinetic thriller “The Mind’s Eye”; and the fear-driven intertwined stories of “Southbound,” co-helmed by Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, Patrick Horvath and Radio Silence.

Russian writer-director Ilya Naishuller’s Moscow-set “Hardcore,” billed as the world’s
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What’s Up Doc?: Wiseman Rises to New “Heights” & Rivers Shooting “The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers” in Morocco

It’s been a surprisingly interesting month of moving and shaking in terms of doc development. Just a month after making his first public funding pitch at Toronto’s Hot Docs Forum, legendary doc filmmaker Frederick Wiseman took to Kickstarter to help cover the remaining expenses for his 40th feature film In Jackson Heights (see the film’s first trailer below). Unrelentingly rigorous in his determination to capture the American institutional landscape on film, his latest continues down this thematic rabbit hole, taking on the immensely diverse New York City neighborhood of Jackson Heights as his latest subject. According to the Kickstarter page, Wiseman is currently editing the 120 hours of rushes he shot with hopes of having the film ready for a fall festival premiere (my guess would be Tiff, where both National Gallery and At Berkeley made their North American debut), though he’s currently quite a ways away from his $75,000 goal.
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eOne rides with Tony McCoy doc

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Exclusive: Doc about champion jockey to get UK-Ire cinema release later this year.

Entertainment One (eOne) has picked up the untitled AP McCoy documentary from Moneyglass Films for UK and Ireland with plans to release the film theatrically later this year.

Directed by Bafta-winner Anthony Wonke (The Tower: A Tale of Two Cities), the all-access documentary - previously known as Being AP - follows the story of 20-time champion jockey AP ‘Tony’ McCoy through his final season.

The 40 year-old has notched up more than 4,300 wins, 700 falls, 40 broken bones and a BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award in 2010 across a near 25-year racing career.

“The opportunity to film with a sports legend such as AP McCoy while still performing at the height of his considerable powers is a unique and special one,” said producer Nick Ryle.

“To then have the access to capture the drama and emotion around AP’s final season and retirement is a rare
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Cristiano Ronaldo documentary arriving in the autumn

We Came We Saw We Conquered Studios and On the Corner Films have announced that the feature-length documentary Ronaldo is set for release around the world this autumn, with the film set to offer an unprecedented look at the triple Ballon D’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

Directed by Anthony Wonke, Ronaldo is built on 12 months of unprecedented access that will take the audience inside the inner circle of this global icon. Through in-depth conversation with the player, along with never-before seen footage, astonishing unprecedented access to Cristiano, his inner circle of family, friends and teammates, the film offers a revealing intimate portrait of the elite athlete and global superstar whilst at the peak of his career.

Ronaldo will be available in cinemas, for digital download and on DVD and Blu-ray, with further details set to be announced soon.
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New Projects: Joe Carnahan circles ‘Bad Boys 3′

Unless you’re talking about Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters or Toy Story 3, it’s usually not a good sign to hear of a sequel to a long retired franchise, least of all from a new, upstart director (just ask Jurassic World). This week however a director started a project that might even be an improvement on the original.

Deadline exclusively reported Joe Carnahan’s (The Grey) possible involvement in Bad Boys 3. David Guggenheim (Safe House) penned a screenplay for the sequel to Michael Bay’s 1995 and 2003 films, and the studio is hoping to move negotiations along quickly, as they plan to approach both Will Smith and Martin Lawrence to return.

We talked recently about Brad Pitt‘s involvement on a new project just bought by Netflix, but their top competitor Amazon has signed another major name: Terry Gilliam. Indiewire spoke with the cult director and Monty Python alum,
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A "Ronaldo" Documentary Is In The Works

Famed Real Madrid star soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed that a documentary feature film is in the works based on his life.

Universal Pictures will produce and distribute "Ronaldo," a project currently in post-production that follows "a year in the life of the world’s best groomed soccer player".

British director Anthony Wonke ("The Tower: A Tale of Two Cities") directs the film which was shot in Madrid, Lisbon, Madeira, Brazil and the United States. The film will open this Fall.

Source: Variety
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