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Starz and BBC Worldwide are teaming to produce and air the original eight-episode drama series "The Missing" which has begun filming in Brussels. The series will air this Fall on BBC1 in the U.K. and Starz in the United States.
James Nesbitt plays a man devastated by the abduction of his young son during a family vacation in France. He becomes a man obsessed, unable to accept that his child may be dead and spends years searching for him. Tony’s exhaustive search fractures his marriage to Emily (Frances O’ Connor) and threatens to destroy his life.
Tcheky Karyo plays Julien, the French police detective who launched the initial search for the child. Even though he is retired in present day, he too cannot shake the small belief that the child may still be alive.
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Director: Sebastian Cordero
Running Time: 87 Minutes
Journey with us to Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter where there may be clues hinting towards our beginning and the beginning of life itself. Europa Report is a low-key take on a theme also covered in Ridley Scott’s overblown Prometheus. Although the more subtle approach will certainly appeal to the more scientifically minded, the fact that nothing of note happens throughout the laborious running time, added to the messy use of the found-footage genre, means that Europa Report makes itself very hard to connect with..
Once again the idea of los footage, now found, is used in a way that suggests the filmmakers have no idea why they are using it. Yes, it does add a sense of realism to »
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As we’re into swing of awards season, it’s important that we cover everything from those established, right through to the up and coming. Today, BAFTA have announced that a feature-length package of films nominated in the British Short Film and British Short Animation categories at this year’s Ee British Academy Film Awards will screen in UK cinemas from Friday 28 February and also tour internationally.
Selected screenings will also be followed by a Q&A with nominated filmmakers who will discuss their working process and creative inspirations. The UK-wide rollout of BAFTA Shorts 2014 begins with a special screening at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (Ica) in London on Friday 28th February, with other venues including the Riverside Studios in London, Watershed in Bristol and Broadway Cinema in Nottingham. If you’ve not seen the full list, well, here’s handy re-cap:
British Short Animation
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British live action and animated shorts to screen in cinemas from 28 February.
BAFTA has revealed that a feature-length package of films nominated in the British Short Film and British Short Animation categories at this year’s Ee British Academy Film Awards will screen in UK cinemas from Feb 28 and will tour internationally.
Selected screenings will be followed by a Q&A with nominated filmmakers who will discuss their working process and creative inspirations. The activity is part of BAFTA’s ongoing work to spotlight British-based filmmaking talent.
Following the first-ever theatrical release of nominated shorts in 2013, BAFTA is partnering for a second year with specialist distributor the Independent Cinema Office (Ico), which will handle all UK theatrical bookings, and the British Council, which will tour the nominated films internationally through their network of offices in 110 countries.
The UK-wide rollout of BAFTA Shorts 2014 begins with a special screening at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (Ica) in London on Feb »
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4 items from 2014
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