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14 items from 2016


Cineart acquires Whit Stillman’s 'Love & Friendship'

3 February 2016 2:48 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Benelux deal signed at Rotterdam festival for period drama starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny.

Amsterdam-based Cineart has acquired Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship, which received its European premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam (Iffr) this week following its Sundance debut. 

Cineart will release in Benelux this summer, after negotiating a deal with the film’s French producer Lauranne Bourrachot of Chic Films and Dutch co-producer Raymond van der Kaaij. Amazon Studios secured Us rights last year and Curzon Artificial Eye has taken the film for the UK. Protagonist reps world sales rights.

The film is screening this week at Iffr, where it is nominated for the Vpro Big Screen Award.

Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry and Emma Greenwell star in Love & Friendship, which reunites the two lead actresses with Stillman for the first time since 1998 cult classic The Last Days Of Disco.

Based on the Jane Austen novella Lady Susan and set »

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

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[Sundance Review] Love & Friendship

24 January 2016 3:38 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Whit Stillman and Jane Austen are a match as well-made as any in one of Austen’s books. And Austen’s novella, Lady Susan — probably her least-appreciated piece of work; this is the first time it’s ever been adapted to film — proves to be especially fruitful material for Stillman. His dry sense and cutting sensibility are suited to the meaner edge this story has in comparison with the rest of Austen’s oeuvre.

In contrast to the usual Austen heroine, namesake Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale) is middle-aged and decidedly darker in outlook and intent. Not long after her husband’s death, she seeks a new husband for herself and one for her daughter, Frederica (Morfydd Clark), in order to avoid poverty. To this end, she employs all manner of secretive scheming, social backstabbing, and bald-faced lies, all while continually insulting every person around her. She’s rather delightful, »

- Daniel Schindel

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Love & Friendship’

24 January 2016 2:13 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“He’s very silly, but he has a charm of a kind.” “He’s lively; he brings a new angle to things.” The man being described thusly is an extremely foolish if conveniently wealthy 18th-century gentleman by the name of Sir James Martin, but the kind words might just as well apply — without a hint of euphemism, and with far more honest approbation — to the director of “Love & Friendship,” a supremely elegant and delicately filigreed adaptation of Jane Austen’s epistolary novella “Lady Susan.” With his love of fine clothes and finer diction, Whit Stillman proves an unsurprisingly intuitive fit for Austen, but he also knows just how to give her pointed social satire an extra stab of wink-wink postmodern drollery without breaking the spell. Starring Kate Beckinsale as Lady Susan, the most irresistibly devious of Austen protagonists, this inspired marriage of two distinctive stylists should become a delectable arthouse »

- Justin Chang

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Amazon, Roadside Attractions Obtain Distribution Rights To Jane Austen-Based Film ‘Love And Friendship’

22 January 2016 11:13 AM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Amazon will soon have a new period title to add to its library. The streaming video branch of the e-commerce giant has partnered with Roadside Attractions to distribute the film Love and Friendship.

Directed by Whit Stillman, Love and Friendship is the adaptation of an unpublished Jane Austen novella called Lady Susan. Set in the 1790s, the comedy film tells the story of Lady Susan Vernon (played by Kate Beckinsale), who retreats to her in-laws’ estate to wait out the rumors of her questionable behavior among polite society and to secure a new husband for herself and her daughter (Chloe Sevigny). Love and Friendship, which premieres at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2016, co-stars Xavier Samuel, Emma Greenwell, and Stephen Fry.

Amazon was working to obtain North American streaming rights to Love and Friendship back in August 2015. Deadline exclusively reports the deal has now come to fruition, with Roadside Attractions »

- Bree Brouwer

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Amazon and Roadside Attractions Unite for Whit Stillman's 'Love and Friendship'

22 January 2016 6:50 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More:  It's Complicated: How Netflix and Amazon Add a Big Wrinkle to Sundance Deal-Making Whit Stillman's "Love and Friendship," which is easily one of the most anticipated titles at this year's Sundance Film Festival, has been picked up in a joint distribution deal between Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions. Based on an unpublished Jane Austen story about a socially downtrodden widow who moves in with her in-laws, the period comedy reunites the director with his "Last Days of Disco" leading ladies Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny. Stephen Fry, Xavier Samuel and Emma Greenwell co-star. Under the brokered deal, Amazon will take all domestic rights and partner with Roadside Attractions for the film's theatrical distribution. The film will debut in theaters via Roadside before hitting Amazon’s streaming platform. The strategy is identical to how both companies joined forces to release Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq" last »

- Zack Sharf

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Sundance 2016: Roadside Attractions, Amazon Team Up for Whit Stillman’s ‘Love & Friendship’

21 January 2016 4:54 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios are partnering for the domestic theatrical release of “Love & Friendship,” a period comedy directed by Whit Stillman. Set in the 1790s, the film stars Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, Stephen FryXavier Samuel and Emma Greenwell. The writer/director of “Metropolitan” and “The Last Days of Disco’s” latest work is based on a posthumously published, little-read Jane Austen novel called “Lady Susan,” whose heroine, Lady Susan Vernon (Beckinsale), is intelligent, irresistible and entirely lacking in scruples. She is aided in her trouble-making by her conniving American sidekick, Alicia Johnson (Sevigny). Also Read: Sundance 2016: 15 Hottest »

- Debbie Emery

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Sundance: Roadside Attractions, Amazon Nab Whit Stillman’s ‘Love and Friendship’

21 January 2016 4:03 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions are teaming up to bring Whit Stillman’s “Love and Friendship” to the masses, Variety has confirmed.

Amazon has landed domestic rights to the adaptation of an unpublished Jane Austen story, and brought in Roadside as the film’s theatrical distributor. The film centers on a socially disgraced widow who takes up residence with her in-laws.

The comedy of manners reunites Stillman with “Last Days of Disco” stars Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny. Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry and Emma Greenwell round out the cast. It premieres at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday.

The film will debut in theaters before hitting Amazon’s streaming platform. Both Amazon and its online rival Netflix have moved aggressively to lock up top titles in advance of Sundance’s start on Thursday night. Netflix has scored distribution rights to the Iranian horror film “Under the Shadow” and the Ellen Page comedy “Tallulah. »

- Brent Lang and Ramin Setoodeh

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Roadside Attractions Partners With Amazon To Release Whit Stillman’s ‘Love & Friendship’ – Sundance

21 January 2016 3:22 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Extending a relationship that began with the Spike Lee-directed Chi-Raq, Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions will partner on the domestic theatrical release of Love & Friendship. The Whit Stillman-directed period comedy stars Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry and Emma Greenwell. Amazon acquired North American rights last summer to a film which makes its Sundance debut Saturday evening at the Eccles theater. It is playing in the… »

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Curzon Artificial Eye acquires Whit Stillman’s 'Love & Friendship'

21 January 2016 4:03 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: UK deal for Sundance title starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny.

Curzon Artificial Eye has acquired Whit Stillman’s period comedy Love & Friendship ahead of the film’s premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. 

Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry and Emma Greenwell star in the feature, which reunites Beckinsale and Sevigny with Stillman for the first time since 1998 cult classic The Last Days Of Disco.

Based on the Jane Austen novella Lady Susan and set in the 1790s, the story follows beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon (Beckinsale) who has come to Churchill, the estate of her in-laws, to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society.

Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and for her eligible but reluctant schoolgirl daughter, Frederica (Morfydd Clark).

The waters are troubled by the arrival of the handsome, eligible Reginald DeCourcy (Samuel) and silly but cheerful - and very »

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

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10 Hot Titles From the Sundance Film Festival

19 January 2016 4:54 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

On paper,  nearly every film scheduled to screen at this year’s Sundance Film Festival looks like a breakout. That’s why predicting the titles that will draw the most interest from studios and score the biggest deals is nearly impossible. You don’t know which films will deliver on the hype and which will wither under the spotlight as much of Hollywood descends on Park City hoping to find the next “Little Miss Sunshine” or “Brooklyn.”

That said, here are 10 films that are certain to draw interest from bidders by virtue of their casts, their concepts, or the director calling the shots.

Christine

Director: Antonio Campos

Stars: Rebecca Hall, Tracy Letts, Michael C. Hall

Sales: UTA, Wme/Great Point Media

Why Buyers Are Circling: The story of an ambitious journalist struggling to make a name for herself in the 1970s world of TV news showcases a tour de force performance from Hall. »

- Brent Lang

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Round-Up: Fury Of The Demon, I’M Dreaming Of A White Doomsday, Alienween Trailer, Martin 35mm Screening, Frankenstein Blu-ray / DVD, Director’S Cut

19 January 2016 8:12 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Hell hath no fury like a... demon scorned? In this round-up, we have a look at the official poster for Fury of the Demon. Also: an I'm Dreaming of a White Doomsday poster, a new Alienween trailer, details on the screening of Romero's vampire film, Martin, Frankenstein on Blu-ray / DVD, and Director's Cut.

Fury of the Demon: "An investigation that takes us on the traces of violent riots having taken place throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, caused by a rare, fascinating and dangerous film: Fury of the Demon (La Rage du Démon), attributed to French cineaste Georges Méliès. Through conversations with journalists, filmmakers, historians, experts and psychologists, this documentary pulls back the veil on the most cursed and disturbing movie ever made. From mysteries to mysteries, from questioning to questioning, discover the truth about the lost movie that has been shaking the film world for over a century! »

- Tamika Jones

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K5, Amazon to launch Jarmusch's 'Paterson' at Efm

12 January 2016 1:11 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Adam Driver stars in Jim Jarmusch’s upcoming comedy that Amazon Studios and K5 International are co-financing.

Executive producers Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur from K5 greenlit the project last summer and will kick off international sales at the Efm in Berlin next month.

The film is now in post-production and also stars Golshifteh Farahani. Driver’s credits include the Lena Dunham TV show Girls, as well as Martin Scorsese’s potential Cannes world premiere Silence opposite Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson and next month’s world premiere in Berlin, Midnight Special.

Amazon Studios will attach a theatrical distributor for a Us release. K5 produces alongside Joshua Astrachan of Animal Kingdom and Carter Logan from Inkjet.

The Amazon Studios slate includes current release Chi-Raq by Spike Lee, Whit Stillman’s Sundance-bound Love & Friendship with Kate BeckinsaleChloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry and Emma Greenwell and Elvis & Nixon with Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Adam Driver joins 'Paterson'

12 January 2016 1:11 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The star from global smash Star Wars: The Force Awakens has joined Jim Jarmusch’s upcoming comedy that Amazon Studios and K5 International are co-financing.

Executive producers Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur from K5 greenlit the project last summer and will kick off international sales at the Efm in Berlin next month.

ICM Partners represents non-digital rights in the Us to the film, which also stars Golshifteh Farahani. Driver’s credits include the Lena Dunham TV show Girls, as well as Martin Scorsese’s potential Cannes world premiere Silence opposite Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson and next month’s world premiere in Berlin, Midnight Special.

K5 produces alongside Joshua Astrachan of Animal Kingdom and Carter Logan from Inkjet.

The Amazon Studios slate includes current release Chi-Raq by Spike Lee, Whit Stillman’s Sundance-bound Love & Friendship with Kate BeckinsaleChloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry and Emma Greenwell and Elvis & Nixon with Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Bernard Rose’s stunning ‘Frankenstein’ comes to Blu-ray

5 January 2016 2:07 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

I’ll be honest, on paper, seeing yet another film based on the Frankenstein story – especially directed by Bernard Rose, who by this time had fallen far from the acclaim of Candyman – was not my idea of a good time. Thankfully I put aside my prejudices when the film screened at Frightfest last summer and was blown away by Rose’s Stunning, Beautiful and Touching new take on the classic tale. Now I’ll eagerly sing it’s praises to anyone that asks…

So why am I telling you this? Well Signature Entertainment have today announced that they are to debut Frankenstein on VOD, DVD and Blu-ray next month! Cjeck out the official synopsis and cover art below; and while your at it, why don’t you give my Frankenstein review a read?

Set in present day Los Angeles, Frankenstein tells its tale entirely from the point of view of »

- Phil Wheat

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