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2015 European Film Awards winners and nominations Best European Film A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence. En Duva Satt På En Gren Och Funderade På Tillvaron. Sweden, France, Germany, Norway, 96 min. Written and directed by: Roy Andersson. Produced by: Pernilla Sandström. Mustang. France, Germany, Turkey, 100 min. Directed by: Deniz Gamze Ergüven. Written by: Deniz Gamze Ergüven and Alice Winocour. Produced by: Charles Gillibert. Rams. Hrútar. Iceland, Denmark, 93 min. Written and directed by: Grímur Hákonarson. Produced by: Grímar Jónsson. The Lobster. U.K., Ireland, Greece, France, Netherlands, 118 min. Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos. Written by: Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou. Produced by: Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Ceci Dempsey and Yorgos Lanthimos. Victoria. Germany, 138 min. Written and directed by: Sebastian Schipper. Produced by: Jan Dressler. * Youth. Youth – La Giovinezza. Italy, France, U.K., Switzerland, 118 min. Written and directed by: Paolo Sorrentino. Produced by: Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima and Carlotta Calori. Best »
- Mont. Steve
The project aims to capture a day in the life of India on Oct. 10. Participants are asked to film their day across 24 hours and upload it to Google. Those whose footage gets included in the finished film will get credited as a co-director. Mehta will direct and Scott and Kashyap will be executive producers. Filmmakers R. Balki (“Shamitabh”), Zoya Akhtar (“Dil Dhadakne Do”) and Shekhar Kapur (“Elizabeth: The Golden Age”) are creative consultants on the project. The film is scheduled for release in 2016.
Scott said: “ ‘India in a Day’ offers a unique opportunity for anyone and everyone across India to grab a camera or a phone and get out there and capture something. It doesn’t matter how small or personal it is — from »
- Naman Ramachandran
Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the first trailer for Youth, arriving in theaters December 4, which could give us an early look at a potential Academy Award contender. Rachel Weisz, Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel lead an all-star cast in this drama, which will go up against the horror-comedy Krampus when it hits theaters at the end of this year. The story centers on Fred and Mick, two old friends on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps.
Fred (Michael Caine), a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick (Harvey Keitel), a film director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children's confused lives, Mick's enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Fred has no plans to resume his musical career despite the urging of his loving daughter Lena (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz), Mick is intent on finishing the screenplay »
Rome — Quentin Tarantino held court Friday at Italy’s 59th David di Donatello Awards in Rome, which he attended to collect prizes from several years back for “Pulp Fiction” and “Django Unchained” and where Italian director Francesco Munzi’s potent Mafia drama “Black Souls” made a clean sweep, scooping nine prizes.
A relaxed Tarantino and girlfriend Courtney Hoffman pranced down the Rome Teatro Olimpico red carpet, mobbed by paparazzi and TV crews.
Onstage Tarantino was asked: “What ingredients does a Tarantino movie need to have?”
“Usually a healthy combination of horrible violence and funny comedy,” he answered. “I think the blood and the comedy together is one of the things you really need for an ‘à la Tarantino’ movie.”
Asked if he’d ever thought of making a Mafia pic, Tarantino replied: “I could totally do it! A favorite Italian director of mine is Fernando Di Leo, who specialized in making Mafia movies, »
- Nick Vivarelli
Exclusive: Talks underway for a new European Audience Prize.
The European Commission (EC) has dropped its Media Prize, presented during the Cannes Film Festival since 2012.
The Prize had been awarded by a jury of independent experts, the EC and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (Eacea) to the best project with box office potential from applications submitted for Media development support.
The prize has previously gone to Asghar Farhadi’s The Past, which played in Competition in Cannes a year later in 2013; Thomas Vinterberg for his project The Commune; and Bosnian director Danis Tanović for What Are You Looking At?.
But despite discontinuing the award, there are talks underway with the European Parliament and European Film Academy to replace the prize with a new audience award.
Speaking exclusively to Screen Daily, an EC official said: “The European Commission considers that a unique European film prize, able to build on a more active participation of the European »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Martin Blaney)
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