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As ‘Jackie’ and ‘Colossal’ Lure Buyers, Toronto Turns Into a Waiting Game

12 September 2016 8:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Pablo Larrain’s “Jackie” roused what’s been a sleepy market at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Starring Natalie Portman as the former First Lady, the film covers a four-day period that begins just before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and Portman turns in an Oscar-worthy performance that received a standing ovation at the film’s screening Sunday.

Fox Searchlight has first and last look on the movie, but distributors also understood to be in the hunt include A24. EuropaCorp, French mogul Luc Besson’s U.S.-based upstart led by former Universal co-chairman Marc Shmuger, made initial inquiries but stopped short of a bid. CAA and Insiders are handling the sale.

Related‘Jackie’ Review: Pablo Larrian’s Experimental Jackie Kennedy Biopic Is a Unique Triumph – Venice Film Festival

Also generating heat is Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo’s genre-defying monster movie “Colossal” starring Anne Hathaway. The movie follows »

- Graham Winfrey

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Jacques Becker retrospective by Amber Wilkinson - 2016-05-04 14:56:19

4 May 2016 6:56 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

A retrospective at San Sebastian Film Festival will show all 13 of Jacques Becker's features. Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival San Sebastian Film Festival has announced that it will dedicate a retrospective to French filmmaker Jacques Becker.

The Parisian-born director, who was born in 1906, only made 13 features - from his first Dernier Atout, in 1942, to his final film The Hole (Le Trou), released in 1960, the month after he died.

Born into money, he considered himself a Communist and trained in the cinema of the Popular Front, working as Jean Renoir's assistant on films including The Grand Illusion, Madame Bovary and The Marseillaise.

His work includes Casque d’Or, Edward and Caroline (Édouard et Caroline) and Hands Off The Loot (Touchez pas au grisbi) and he was a key name in the evolution of French Cinema. The Cahiers du cinéma critics saw in him the modernity that they »

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