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Philippe Garrel’s film set to open Directors Fortnight
Distrib Films Us has announced its acquisition of Us rights to Philippe Garrel’s In the Shadow of Women ahead of its premiere as the opening film of Cannes Directors’ Fortnight this week.
In the Shadow of Women revolves around a low-budget documentary-maker who dumps his mistress after he discovers his long-term partner has a lover too.
Garrel is a Directors’ Fortnight habitué having screened his early film The Virgin’s Bed at the first edition of the then renegade parallel sidebar in 1969.
Distrib Films Us released Garrel’s previous film Jealousy last summer.
“We’re thrilled to continue to bring the films of Philippe Garrel to American audiences,” said Scippa Kohn.
“This is the first time we have acquired a film at script stage but the »
Distrib Films U.S. has picked up all U.S. rights to Philippe Garrel’s “In the Shadow of Women” (“L’Ombre des Femmes”) a week before the film is set to premiere on the opening night of Directors Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival.
Written by Jean-Claude Carriere (“Belle de Jour,” “Certified Copy”), Caroline Deruas and Arlette Langmann and directed by Garrel, the film stars Clotilde Courau, Stanislas Merhar and Lena Paugam in a story about two documentary filmmakers whose romantic relationship is complicated when one of them takes a young lover.
Garrel’s film “The Virgin Bed” screened as part of the first Directors Fortnight at Cannes in 1969.
Distrib Films U.S. released Garrel’s previous movie, “Jealousy,” last year. The distribution deal for “In the Shadow of Women” was inked by Distrib Films U.S. president Francois Scippa-Kohn with Carole Baraton and Olivier Barbier of Wild Bunch. »
- Gordon Cox
Today is the 40th anniversary of William Hartnell’s passing. The great man, who played the First Doctor regularly between 1963 and 1966, died on 23rd April 1975, aged 67. But of course he’ll forever remain in the hearts of Whovians as the one who started it all. Here are just a few of his fine...
- Philip Bates
Peter Bradshaw salutes the Portuguese film-maker whose death at 106 robs cinema of an auteur who never stopped pursuing ideas
The first time I laid eyes on Manoel de Oliveira would have been way back in 1999; he was just 90 years old. It was at the Cannes film festival, where he was presenting his film, The Letter, in competition. The great man was announced by name as he entered the Grand Théâtre Lumière with his équipe for the official black-tie gala — part of the festival’s auteurist tradition. I craned my neck to get a glimpse of this near-legendary director. Would he be a tiny, wizened figure, dwarfed by the tanned Eurotrashy demi-monde that always seems to collect at Cannes occasions like these? Would he walk with a stick? In a wheelchair? Prostrate on a gurney with a nurse in tow?
Not a bit of it. De Oliveira was bald, tanned, vigorous-looking »
- Peter Bradshaw
Stevan Riley's Listen To Me Marlon, Simone Rapisarda Casanova's The Creation Of Meaning (La Creazione Di Significato), Lukas Valenta Rinner's Parabellum, and Goodnight Mommy directed by Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz are films to look out for.
Bas Devos (Violet); Stéphane Lafleur (Tu Dors Nicole); Shim Sung-bo (Haemoo); Kornél Mundruczó (White God); Britni West (Tired Moonlight); Darhad Erdenibulag (K); Naji Abu Nowar (Theeb); Bill Ross and Turner Ross (Western); Yohei Suzuki (Ow); Nadav Lapid (The Kindergarten Teacher); Benjamin Crotty (Fort Buchanan); Laura Citarella and Verónica Llinás (Dog Lady); Salomé Alexi (Line Of Credit); Chaitanya Tamhane (Court); Sarah Leonor (The Great Man); Charles Poekel (Christmas, Again); Oscar Ruiz Navia (Los Hongos) are filmmakers scheduled to participate in post-screening Q&As.
The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 44th »
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The Museum Of Modern Art and the Film Society Of Lincoln Center have announced their initial selections ahead of the festival, set to run in New York from March 18-29.
The list includes Charles Poekel’s Christmas, Again (Us); Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court (India); Rick Alverson’s Entertainment (Us); Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz’s Goodnight Mommy (Austria); and Sarah Leonor’s The Great Man (France).
Rounding out the first nine are: Nadav Lapid’s The Kindergarten Teacher (Israel-France); Naji Abu Nowar’s Theeb (Jordan-Qatar-uae-uk); Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s The Tribe (Ukraine); and Kornél Mundruczó’s White God (Hungary, pictured).
New Directors/New Films is designed to unearth emerging artists. The selection committee comprises Jytte Jensen, Rajendra Roy, and Joshua Siegel from the The Museum Of Modern Art and Dennis Lim, Marian Masone and Gavin Smith from the Film Society Of Lincoln Center.
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With the movie industry gearing up for the start of Sundance 2015, New Directors/New Films, the annual New York festival presented by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, has tapped four movies soon to screen in Park City for slots at part of the 44th outing of Nd/Nf.
Charles Poekel’s “Christmas, Again” (pictured above), Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s “The Tribe,” Rick Alverson’s “Entertainment” and Kornel Mundruczo’s “White God” will all follow their Sundance stints with a showcase in the March festival.
Also on Nd/Nf’s 2015 roster are Chaitanya Tamhane’s Indian tragicomedy “Court,” Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz’s Austrian chiller “Goodnight Mommy” and Sarah Leonor’s French drama “The Great Man.” “The Kindergarten Teacher,” Nadav Lapid’s Israeli-French project, and Naji Abu Nowar’s Middle Eastern adventure tale “Theeb” round out the initial slate.
New Directors/New Films showcases »
- Gordon Cox
The Museum Of Modern Art and the Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced the first nine films in the long-lived showcase for new work. They include Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s winner of the Critics’ Week grand prize at Cannes, which is set in a Ukrainian school for deaf and mute coeds and is told entirely in sign language, with no subtitles. The Tribe is one of four films that will make their way to Manhattan from Park City, Utah, where they’re also on the Sundance roster: Charles Poekel’s Christmas, Again, about a heartbroken Christmas-tree salesman; Rick Alverson’s Entertainment, a follow-up to The Comedy, about a broken-down comedian doing stand-up across the Mojave Desert and Kornél Mundruczó’s White God, winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes about a dog’s journey back to its owner after being abandoned in the city.
Representing 11 countries from around the world, »
- The Deadline Team
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