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4 items from 2015


'Bridgend', 'Madding Crowd' to bookend Cph Pix

12 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Copenhagen’s Cph Pix (April 9-22) will be bookended by films from two Danish directors shooting in the UK – Jeppe Ronde’s Welsh teen suicide drama Bridgend [pictured] and Thomas Vinterberg’s Thomas Hardy adaptation, Far From The Madding Crowd.

The audience-focused Cph Pix will show 130 feature films during 420 screenings and events.

Festival director Jacob Neiiendam said: “Artistically it’s a strong year for Danish cinema.” 

Indeed, three Danish debut features will screen at Pix. “The first features from Thomas Daneskov [The Elite], Anna Sofie Hartmann [Limbo] and Jeppe Rønde showcase a diversity and nerve we have been missing in our fiction films, and they are just the tip of the iceberg,” added Neiiendam.

“We always wanted the festival to be a platform for local films which wouldn’t play well with regular releases, and this year we’ve been flooded with films produced outside the standard support system - and they are good films.”

Opening night will also »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Gael Garcia Bernal, Denis Lavant, Alfredo Castro Among Toulouse Films in Progress Stars

12 March 2015 6:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid – Pablo Aguero’s awaited Gael Garcia Bernal starrer “Eva no duerme” and Sebastian Brahm’s “Sex Life of Plants,” his follow-up to “Roman’s Circuit,” will play at France’s Toulouse CineLatino Festival’s Films in Progress, a traditional springboard for selection at Cannes or major fests beyond.

A pix-in-post showcase, the 27th Films in Progress runs March 26-27.

Produced by Paris-based Jba Production, whose credits include movies by Rithy Panh, Tsai Ming-liang and Alice Rohrwacher, “Eva” is co-produced by Madrid’s Tornasol Films and Buenos Aires’ Haddock Films, the companies behind Juan Jose Campanella’s Oscar winning “The Secret in the Eyes.”

Directed by Argentine’s Aguero (“Salamandra,” “77 Doronship”), it is inspired by the incredible, but true, 25-year-odyssey of Evita Peron’s embalmed corpse, that was, in just one episode, buried in secret in Italy for 15 years with the connivance of the Pope, as her exquisite if somewhat »

- John Hopewell

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The Wonders producer boards UK film

25 January 2015 2:43 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Producer of Cannes award-winner The Wonders takes on first UK production.

Italian London-based producer Carlo Cresto-Dina has boarded British writer and director Cathy Brady’s debut feature Wildfire.

The feature is the first UK-based production for Cresto-Dina, whose recent credits include Alice Rohrwacher’s Cannes Grand Prix-winner The Wonders (Le Meraviglie).

Up until now, he has focused on Italian filmmakers, which he produces through his Bologna-based company Tempesta Italy.

His recently launched twin company Tempesta UK will produce Wildfire with London-based production company Cowboy Films with development support from the Irish Film Board and the Wellcome Trust, which funded research for the film.

Northern Ireland-born Brady, a Bfts graduate whose award-winning shorts include Small Change, Morning and Wasted, was a Screen International UK Stars of Tomorrow in 2013.

Nika Mcguigan and Nora-Jane Noone are set to star in the film revolving around the relationship between two sisters. 

“The script will come out of a long process of work-shopping »

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Baumbach's While We're Young to open Glasgow

21 January 2015 11:15 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

11th edition of festival to close with UK premiere of Force Majeure, and will feature 33 UK premieres and a record 11 world premieres.

While We’re Young is to receive its European premiere as the opening film of the 11th Glasgow Film Festival (Gff) (Feb 18-Mar 1).

Noah Baumbach’s comedy stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as a settled married couple who are offered a second chance at youth when hipsters Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried) come into their lives. The film premiered at Toronto International Film Festival last year.

This year’s festival will close with the UK premiere of Cannes Jury Prize-winner Force Majeure, written and directed by Ruben Östlund. The film explores the flaws and cracks in a marriage after an avalanche hits in the French Alps where the couple are on a skiing holiday with their children.

Supported by Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, EventScotland, Creative Scotland and BFI, this year’s »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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