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More Galas and Special Presentations plus Seoul, South Korea and World Contemporary Cinema at Tiff 2014

13 August 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

An additional 7 galas and 17 special presentations will be taking place at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival which will include the latest cinematic efforts of Sophie Barthes, Thomas McCarthy, Johnnie To, Michel Hazanavicius, Olivier Assayas, Benoît Jacquot, Lynn Shelton, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.

Here are some World Premiere highlights:

The Forger (USA) by Philip Martin and starring John Travolta, Christopher Plummer, Tye Sheridan, Jennifer Ehle, Marcus Thomas, Anson Mount, Abigail Spencer and Travis Wade.

A former art prodigy and second generation petty thief buys his way out of prison to spend time with his ailing son. To do so, he must team up with his father for one last job to pay back the syndicate that arranged his release.

The Cobbler (USA) by Thomas McCarthy and starring Adam Sandler, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Ellen Barkin, Melonie Diaz, Dan Stevens, Fritz Weaver, Yul Vazquez, Steve Buscemi and Dustin Hoffman.

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- Trevor Hogg

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2014 Tiff: Cristián Jiménez, Ole Christian Madsen, Holdridge & Saasen, Baran bo Odar Offer World Views in Cwc

12 August 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

If you wanted a snapshot of worldly issues then Tiff’s Contemporary World Cinema programme would certainly serve as a whirlwind passport. Loaded in Cannes Film Festival preemed items receiving their North American Premiere debuts (Jessica Hausner’s Amour FouMélanie Laurent’s Breathe , Bruno Dumont’s P’tit Quinquin and Pascale Ferran’s Bird People are are just the tip of the iceberg) Tiff programmers have landed world premiere items from the likes of Cristián Jiménez, Ole Christian Madsen, Alex Holdridge & Linnea Saasen (we pic above) and Baran bo Odar. Along with the Canadian items mentioned last week, Here is the largest section’s offerings for 2014.

Aire Libre,” Anahí Berneri, Argentina / International Premiere

Amour Fou,” Jessica Hausner, Austria/Luxembourg/Germany / North American Premiere

“Behavior” (“Conducta”), Ernesto Daranas, Cuba / Canadian Premiere

Bird People,” Pascale Ferran, France / North American Premiere

“Black Souls” (“Anime Nere”), Francesco Munzi, Italy / International Premiere

“Breathe” (“Respire”), Mélanie Laurent, »

- Eric Lavallee

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Tiff 2014: Sandler, Schwarzenegger, Liotta, Travolta and More Added to Toronto Lineup

12 August 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

This morning the Toronto Film Festival added several more films to their lineup including the world premiere of Thomas McCarthy's The Cobbler which stars Adam Sandler as a New York City cobbler who, disenchanted with the grind of daily life, stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world in a new way. The film co-stars Method Man, Ellen Barkin, Melonie Diaz, Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi and Dustin Hoffman. Additionally, Sundance standouts Infinity Polar Bear and Laggies starring Keira Knightley and Chloe Grace Moretz were added to the Gala selection. Joining The Cobbler as new additions to the Special Presentations field include Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria starring Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche and Two Days, One Night from Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne and starring Marion Cotillard. Both films made a splash at Cannes earlier this year, »

- Brad Brevet

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Toronto unveils Cwc, City To City

12 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Toronto film festival organisers have programmed features from 42 countries in the Contemporary World Cinema (Cwc) programme and unveiled eight South Korean selections in the City To City.

Cwc features latest work by Jessica Hausner, Rolf de Heer, Christian Zübert and Ryuichi Hiroki, among others.

For the third year, Tiff (Sept 4-14) has partnered with the University of Toronto’s Munk School Of Global Affairs on the Contemporary World Speakers series, pairing five films in selection with expert scholars.

The Contemporary World Speakers series is programmed in conjunction with the Tiff Adult Learning department.

Contemporary World Cinema

Wp = World premiere / Nap = North American premiere / IP = International premiere / Cp = Canadian premiere.

Aire Libre (Argentina), Anahí Berneri IP

Amour Fou (Austria-Luxembourg-Germany), Jessica Hausner Nap

Behavior (Conducta) (Cuba), Ernesto Daranas Cp

Bird People (France), Pascale Ferran Nap

Black Souls (Anime Nere) (Italy), Francesco Munzi IP

Breathe (Respire) (France), Mélanie Laurent Nap

Charlie’s Country (Australia), Rolf de Heer Nap

*John Stackhouse »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Toronto Film Festival Adds Sandler’s ‘Cobbler,’ Wiig’s ‘Welcome to Me,’ Schwarzenegger’s ‘Maggie’ and More

12 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold Schwarzenegger among the two-dozen titles joining the Gala and Special Presentations programs.

Contemporary World Cinema adds 51 (22 world preems), City to City shines the spotlight on Seoul with eight pics (two world preems), and Wavelengths delivers 46 titles, including 13 features.

Gala world preems “Boychoir,” which marks the return of Quebec helmer Francois Girard (“Silk”) to the big screen and stars Hoffman as the tough conductor of a world-class music school, as well as Italian multi-hyphenate Andrea Di Stefano’s feature bow “Escobar: Paradise Lost,” starring del Toro as the notorious Colombian drug lord.

Philip Martin’s “The Forger,” starring Travolta and Christopher Plummer in a tale of an artistically gifted petty thief who must aid his ailing father in one last job, »

- Jennie Punter

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Films submitted for German Oscar entry

6 August 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A total of 15 films have been submitted for consideration.

German producers have submitted 15 films for consideration to German Films as the country’s entry for the 87th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

An independent expert jury will decide on Aug 27 which film is to be sent into the race for Germany.

The following titles were submitted:

Home From Home – Chronicle Of A Vision

Edgar Reitz (De/Fr, Erf Edgar Reitz Filmproduktion)

Beloved Sisters

Dominik Graf (Bavaria Filmverleih- und Produktion)

Finsterworld

Frauke Finsterwalder (Walker + Worm Film)

Hanna’s Journey

Julia von Heinz (De/Il, 2 Pilots Filmproduction)

Im Weissen Rössl – Wehe Du Singst

Christian Theede (Ziegler Film)

Stations Of The Cross

Dietrich Brüggemann (Ufa Fiction)

Run Boy Run

Pepe Danquart (De/Fr, bittersuess pictures, A Company Filmproduktion, B.A. Produktion, Quinte Film)

The Last Mentsch

Pierre-Henri Salfati (Elsani Film)

Stereo

Maximilian Erlenwein (Frisbeefilms, Kaissar Film, Wild Bunch Germany)

West

Christian Schwochow (zero one film, Terz »

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

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Films selected for German Oscar entry

6 August 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A total of 15 films have been submitted for consideration.

German producers have submitted 15 films for consideration to German Films as the country’s entry for the 87th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

An independent expert jury will decide on Aug 27 which film is to be sent into the race for Germany.

The following titles were submitted:

Home From Home – Chronicle Of A Vision

Edgar Reitz (De/Fr, Erf Edgar Reitz Filmproduktion)

Beloved Sisters

Dominik Graf (Bavaria Filmverleih- und Produktion)

Finsterworld

Frauke Finsterwalder (Walker + Worm Film)

Hanna’s Journey

Julia von Heinz (De/Il, 2 Pilots Filmproduction)

Im Weissen Rössl – Wehe Du Singst

Christian Theede (Ziegler Film)

Stations Of The Cross

Dietrich Brüggemann (Ufa Fiction)

Run Boy Run

Pepe Danquart (De/Fr, bittersuess pictures, A Company Filmproduktion, B.A. Produktion, Quinte Film)

The Last Mentsch

Pierre-Henri Salfati (Elsani Film)

Stereo

Maximilian Erlenwein (Frisbeefilms, Kaissar Film, Wild Bunch Germany)

West

Christian Schwochow (zero one film, Terz »

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

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TrustNordisk takes thriller WhoAmI

19 May 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

TrustNordisk has picked up the international sales rights for the hacker-thriller WhoAmI.

The company will be introducing an early sneak peek from the upcoming thriller, which is currently in post-production, to international buyers for the first time in Cannes.

Directed by director Baran bo Odar, WhoAmI stars Tom Schilling (Oh Boy, Suite Francaise), Elyas M´Barek and Danish actress Trine Dyrholm (In a Better World) among others. 

The outsider Benjamin and the charismatic Max share one mutual interest: hacking. Together with Max‘s friends, they form the subversive hacker group Clay, which provokes with hilarious hacks and connects with a whole generation. But when Clay is suddenly investigated by German Secret Service and Europol, Benjamin must face the consequences of his actions.

WhoAmI is director Baran bo Odar’s second feature film. His debut feature in 2010, The Silence, was nominated for numerous awards and won the Director’s to Watch Award at Palm Springs International Film Festival »

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

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Cannes: TrustNordisk Nabs Baran bo Odar’s ‘Whoami’

19 May 2014 6:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes– Scandi giant TrustNordisk has picked up international sales rights to Baran bo Odar’s hacker-thriller “Whoami

TrustNordisk will be unveiling in Cannes an early sneak peek of the pic which is now in post.

Cast is toplined by Tom Schilling (“Suite Francaise”), Elyas M’Barek (“The Physician”) and Danish actress Trine Dyrholm (“Someone You Love”).

Pic turns on Benjamin, an outsider who forms a subversive hacker group known as Clay becoming very popular and suddenly gets investigated by German Secret Service and Europol.

Baran bo Odar’s feature debut “The Silence” played at Palm Springs. Odar also made it into Variety´s 10 directors to watch list in 2011.

“Woami” is produced by Quirin Berg and Max Wiedemann for Wiedemann and Berg Film, the team behind “The Lives of Others.” Justyna Muesch is exec producing. Seven Pictures and Deutsche Columbia Pictures and co-producing. Sony Pictures Releasing will distribute in German Speaking territories on Oct. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Keanu Reeves sci-fi heads to Babelsberg

31 January 2014 9:11 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Brian Kirk’s feature debut, sci-fi romance Passengers, starring Keanu Reeves and Rachel McAdams, is set to be Studio Babelsberg’s first international production for 2014.

At last year’s Cannes Marché, The Weinstein Company acquired domestic rights to the story of a man on board a colony-bound spaceship who emerges early from cryogenic sleep and awakens a second passenger for company.

Exclusive Media is handling international sales, Concorde Film Verleih will release the film in Germany.

Studio spokesman Eike Wolf confirmed that the production, which will be co-produced by Studio Babelsberg, will begin principal photography this spring.

This week saw Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg allocate €1m production funding to the project.

The studio between Berlin and Potsdam has one of its co-productions from last year, Brian Percival’s The Book Thief, opening in Germany on March 13, while another three - Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, George Clooney’s The Monuments Men, and [link=nm »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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