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#Raindance2017: In Another Life, Hello Again, Maya Dardel

Quick takes from the 25th Raindance Film Festival, with public screenings in London through October 1st, 2017.

In Another Life

British filmmaker Jason Wingard went to the Jungle, the refugee camp in Calais, intending to make a documentary about life there. But after befriending those living in squalor out of desperation, he decided to make a narrative based on their stories instead, shot in the Jungle and with some of them playing versions of themselves. The result is an astonishingly moving film that rehumanizes people who have been dehumanized in public discourse, putting faces to the still-ongoing refugee crisis and inescapably reminding us that those we’ve Othered are not very different from us. “In another life,” Syrian refugee Adnan (French actor Elie Haddad) tells us in the touching narration through which we follow his journey, “I was a teacher.” His new friends in the Jungle are other middle-class people from such far-flung places as Sudan,
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‘Hello Again’ Trailer: Rumer Willis, T.R. Knight, Martha Plimpton And Audra McDonald In A Rondelay Of Passion

‘Hello Again’ Trailer: Rumer Willis, T.R. Knight, Martha Plimpton And Audra McDonald In A Rondelay Of Passion
Exclusive: Here’s a first look at Hello Again, the film adaptation by Tom Gustafson (Mariachi Gringo) of composer-lyricist Michael John Lachiusa's acclaimed 1994 musical. A new riff on La Ronde, the scandal-causing Arthur Schnitzler play from 1897 (first filmed by Max Ophüls in 1950 and subsequently by Roger Vadim with 1964’s Circle of Love and Otto Schenk with Der Reigen in 1973) about series of sexual assignations across boundaries of class and status that seem…
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Criterion Picks On Fandor: Eight French Films

Each week, the fine folks at Fandor add a number of films to their Criterion Picks area, which will then be available to subscribers for the following twelve days. This week, the Criterion Picks focus on eight delightful French films.

Three decades of exceptional French cinema in the service of that most intoxicating, unpredictable and stubborn of muscles, to which laws of convention and commitment prove no barrier: the heart.

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Children of Paradise by Marcel Carne

Poetic realism reached sublime heights with Children Of Paradise, widely considered one of the greatest French films of all time. This nimble depiction of nineteenth-century Paris’s theatrical demimonde, filmed during World War II, follows a mysterious woman loved by four different men (all based on historical figures): an actor, a criminal, a count, and, most poignantly, a mime (Jean-Louis Barrault,
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The Little Death Movie Review

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The Little Death Movie Review
The Little Death Magnolia Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: C+ Director: Josh Lawson Screenwriter: Josh Lawson Cast: Josh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herriman, Kate Mulvany, Kate Box, Patrick Brammall, Alan Dukes, Lisa McCune, Erin James, T.J. Power, Kim Gyngell, Lachy Hulme Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 5/12/15 Opens: June 26, 2015 As sex comedies go, nothing has come up since 1897 that can match Arthur Schnitzler’s “Reigen,” also known as “La Ronde.” Schitzler’s roundelay of sexual encounters features people from all walks of society both before and after their sexual congress. Granted, Josh Lawson’s “The Little Death” is not trying to approach the [ Read More ]

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360 – review

A starry cast and a knowing air can't add depth to Peter Morgan's tale of blackmail, infidelity and dodgy deals

Peter Morgan made his reputation with remarkably perceptive screenplays about British people, mostly real-life ones, going through bad patches in their careers at home (The Damned United, The Queen) and abroad (Frost/Nixon, The Last King of Scotland), and encountering some rather odd people. More recently, however, he's moved on to a larger canvas involving the mystical and metaphysical, and the results have been less satisfactory. Hereafter, which Steven Spielberg produced and Clint Eastwood directed, began with an astonishing re-creation of the south-east Asian tsunami, then proceeded with flat-footed banality to tell the parallel stories of three people from different countries (a French TV reporter, an American blue-collar worker and a south London schoolboy) mysteriously linked by their near-death experiences.

His new film, 360, directed by Fernando Meirelles, takes him
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’360′ Trailer: A Star-Studded Ensemble Drama About Sex

360 is headlined by such well-known names as Oscar-winners Anthony Hopkins and Rachel Weisz, along with Jude Law and Ben Foster (The Messenger), working from a script penned by Oscar-nominee Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon), under the direction of Oscar-nominated Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles (Cidade de Deus (City of God), The Constant Gardener).

However, despite those marketable credentials, the film will be made available on iTunes near the end of this month, before it (unceremoniously) begins a limited theatrical release in the U.S. later this summer. Today, we have a trailer and poster for 360 to share.

Morgan’s screenplay for 360 was partly inspired by Arthur Schnitzler’s play Reigen (La Ronde), which examines the sexual relationships between people from different levels of Viennese society. 360 broadens its gaze to encompass multiple narrative threads that take place in a variety of settings (Vienna, ...

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Watch: Trailer For Fernando Meirelles' Multi-Threaded Relationship Drama '360' Starring Jude Law & Rachel Weisz

Though it boasted a script from the venerable Peter Morgan ("The Queen," "Frost/Nixon") with an all-star cast and Fernando Meirelles ("City Of God," "The Constant Gardener") at the helm, "360" was coolly received when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall. But there are just too many intriguing elements to ignore, and with the film arriving in theaters later this summer, a new trailer has landed giving a good overview of the flick.

Based on the classic Arthur Schnitzler play “Reigen,” the film chronicles the simple decision by one man to remain faithful to his wife and how it creates a ripple effect on various people worldwide, opening a window into modern relationships. Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins and Ben Foster lead the cast, but according to our man at Tiff, the film doesn't quite come together. "If the film had not been afraid to go
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Fernando Meirelles’ ’360’ Trailer With Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins & Jude Law

Sadly, Fernando Meirelles hasn’t quite lived up to his brilliant debut City of God. Both The Constant Gardener and his most recent work, Blindess, were steps down from the kinetic energy and talent found in that Brazil-set feature. The director is back, however, with a new drama written by Oscar-winner Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon).

360, based on Arthur Schnitzler‘s play Reigen, follows the intertwining stories of sexual encounters with the strong cast of Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law and Ben Foster. While word out from its Toronto premiere was mixed, the first trailer below via Apple, hints at what could be a return to form for Meirelles, with its top-notch source material and talent on display. Check it out below.

Synopsis:

From two acclaimed artists: director Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener) and writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon). With a stellar international cast that includes Rachel Weisz,
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Toronto: Magnolia Acquires U.S. Rights To Fernando Meirelles Drama ’360′

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Toronto: Magnolia Acquires U.S. Rights To Fernando Meirelles Drama ’360′
Magnolia Pictures bought U.S. rights to 360, the Fernando Meirelles-directed ensemble drama that stars Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Ben Foster, Jamel Debbouze and Moritz Bleibtreu. The film is a series of intersecting storylines that deal with love and infidelity, written by Peter Morgan and inspired by Arthur Schnitzler’s Reigen, the play most famously turned into the 1950s film La Ronde. 360 was high on buyer lists coming into Toronto, but despite the pedigree and starpower, many of the distributors found the subject matter too challenging to see a wide release. The film recently was chosen as the opening-night film of the BFI 55th London Film Festival. “Fernando Meirelles and Peter Morgan are two exceptional talents that have crafted a unique and truly special picture,” Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles said. He called it “a stunningly well made film, and a fantastic showcase for some of the most talented actors from around the world.
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London Film Festival Review: 360 (2011)

City of God” and “The Constant Gardener” director Fernando Meirelles returns with “360”, his highly anticipated new outing, fittingly chosen as the opening film of the 2011 London Film Festival. Using Arthur Schnitzler’s classic play “Reigen” (“La Ronde”) as its starting point, the film features a script from acclaimed writer Peter Morgan (“The Queen”, “Frost/Nixon”) and revolves around several intertwining tales of love, life and infidelity. Behind the camera luminaries and globe-hopping locations aside, the film’s main draw is its stellar ensemble cast, which boasts amongst its number Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Jamel Debbouze, Ben Foster, Moritz Bleibtreu and the inimitable Anthony Hopkins. Taking place in a variety of cities across the world including Vienna, Bratislava, Paris, London, Rio, Phoenix and Denver, the film follows several couples as they face up to life changing choices, and a series of strangers who make powerful chance connections, their various stories gradually converging,
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Magnolia Will Take On Fernando Meirelles’ '360' But Don't Expect An Awards Season Push

One of the bigger disappointments of the festival season this fall was Fernando Meirelles' "360." The drama boasts a terrific ensemble including Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins and Ben Foster, in a retelling of the classic Arthur Schnitzler play “Reigen” that chronicles the simple decision by one man to remain faithful to his wife and how it creates a ripple effect on various people worldwide, opening a window into modern relationships. But unfortunately, the promising concept failed to deliver, with the movie premiering at Tiff to mostly lukewarm reviews from audiences and critics alike. It wasn't immediately picked up…
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Anthony Hopkins Breathes Regret In Promising First Clip From BFI London Film Festival Opener 360

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Oscar-nominated Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener) has surrounded himself with an absolutely stellar group of people to help him make his latest film, 360.

With a script from two-time Oscar nominee, Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon), and a cast headed up by Anthony Hopkins, Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, and Ben Foster, there’s definitely a lot of talent involved with the project.

We first got a look at the film back in July with a photo of married couple Law and Weisz, which was then soon followed up with more images from the film that gave us our first look at Hopkins and Foster, and a hint of discontent in Law and Weisz’s marriage. Then came the wonderful news that the film would be opening this year’s BFI London Film Festival on 12th October, marking its European premiere.

The film is based on a 1900 play by Austrian author,
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Tiff 2011 Buyer's Club: #3. Fernando Mereilles' 360

#3. 360 The Gist: Inspired by Arthur Schnitzler’s play Reigen, an Austrian fin-de-siècle drama which also inspired Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut. Schnitzler’s play has been filmed many times, including Max Ophuls' 1950 film La Ronde. Reigen consists of short scenes between couples, shown before or after a sexual liaison. After each scene, one character from the pairing is then shown with another partner, who is then shown with another partner, and so on. Finally, the promiscuity comes full circle. Director: Fernando Mereilles (Last directed 2008's Blindness)Sales Agent: UTA/Wme EntertainmentSelling Point/Suited For: Sex will indeed sell at Tiff '11. I liken this to Babel, as it's working with one major theme connecting characters that get shuffled around from one worldly location to the next and this also happens to be outfitted with A-list cast, which is key for pushing the price tag as far north as possible.
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Photos from 360 starring Rachel Weisz,Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Foster and more

Here are some new photos from 360, from director Fernando Meirelles (City of God). The film stars Rachel Weisz,Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Foster. It is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this year. Peter Morgan penned the script based on Arthur Schnitzler‘s play Reigen. The play is "an erotic drama that features a number of couples, with one half of the couple from one scene appearing as half the couple in the next, and so forth. (So the couples would be essentially: Ab, BC, CD, Da.)"

Here is Tiff's synopsis:

Director Fernando Meirelles (City of God) reunites with his Constant Gardener star Rachel Weisz, who stars opposite Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins, and Ben Foster in this uncompromising dramatic thriller fuelled by the notion of how sexual relationships can transgress social boundaries.

The supporting cast includes Jarnel Debouze, Karl Markovic, Maria Flor and Juliano Cazarr are also in the cast.
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New Images: Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ben Foster and Anthony Hopkins in ’360′

New Images: Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ben Foster and Anthony Hopkins in ’360′
One of the more appealing Tiff premieres is 360, from director Fernando Meirelles (City of God). We've covered the film a bit in the past year and change as it cast Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Foster and more, but things have been a bit quiet since then. The film is written by Peter Morgan based on Arthur Schnitzler's play Reigen. (Also adapted by Max Ophuls as La Ronde; a Schnitzler story was also the source for Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut.) The play is an erotic drama that features a number of couples, with one half of the couple from one scene appearing as half the couple in the next, and so forth. (So the couples would be essentially: Ab, BC, CD, Da.) With the film about to premiere at the festival, we've got some new images, which you can see below. The Tiff [1] website offers these shots,
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25 Must-see Films At Tiff ’11

50 gala and special presentation screenings for the 36th annual Toronto International Film Festival — the annual awards season kick-off, which will run this year from September 8 through the 18 (and receive full on-the-ground coverage from this site) — were announced earlier today.

As Jeff Wells notes, it’s somewhat surprising that “Carnage” (Sony Pictures Classics, ?/?, ?, ?) and “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” (Focus Features, ?/?, ?, trailer) — both of which will be playing at the Venice Film Festival, which overlaps with Toronto — are not among them. Still, the list includes plenty of riches, based on everything that I’ve seen and heard, thus far, and I just hope that there are enough hours in each day that I’m at the fest to see all of the films that I’d like to see.

At the moment, I’m most looking forward to these 25…

The Descendants” (Fox Searchlight, 12/16, R, trailer) — I can’t help but get pumped for this film,
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