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A Special Day (Una giornata particolare)

2 November 2015 5:10 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni star in a serious drama about two outsiders in Mussolini's Rome of 1938, an ordinary housewife and a political undesirable. They have a lot in common, as it turns out. Writer-director Ettore Scola condemnation of an oppressive authoritarian state, addresses the most basic human rights violations. A Special Day Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 778 1977 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 107 min. / Una giornata particolare / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date October 13, 2015 / 39.95 Starring Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, John Vernon, Françoise Berd. Cinematography Pasqualino De Santis Film Editor Raimondo Crociani Original Music Armando Trovajoli Written by Ettore Scola, Ruggero Maccari, Maurizio Costanzo Produced by Carlo Ponti Directed by Ettore Scola  

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Veteran Italian screenwriter and director Ettore Scola's best-known movie in the U.S. is 1974's We All Loved Each Other So Much, but my instant favorite is this 1977 drama. Movies about life under Fascism usually gravitate toward extreme, »

- Glenn Erickson

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Sony Pictures Adds Diego Suarez, Matthew Stein for International Production

29 September 2015 3:11 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Aiming to bolster offshore production, Sony Pictures Entertainment has hired Diego Suarez as a senior VP of international TV production and Matthew Stein as VP of international film production.

Both will report to Sanford Panitch, who was hired in April from Fox as president of international film and television. Suarez and Stein will acquire and develop local and international film and TV content with key international production partners.

Suarez had been working at Fox21 Television Studios, where he was senior VP of creative affairs, focusing on cable programming development with an international angle. He worked on “The Queen of the South,” based on the Spanish bestseller, to air on USA in January; “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” based on the 1988 film from Pedro Almodovar; and “Hamelin,” written by Spanish filmmaker Paco Plaza.

Suarez has also worked at Fox International Channels, Italy; at Spain’s Boca Boca Producciones »

- Dave McNary

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Sony bolsters film, TV production team

29 September 2015 7:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New president of international film and television Sanford Panitch has brought on two key hires at the studio.

Diego Suarez joins as svp of international television production and Matthew Stein arrives as vp of international film production.

The pair will acquire and develop local and international film and television content with key production partners around the globe. 

Suarez comes from Fox21 Television Studios where he served as svp of creative affairs and focused on cable programming development with a strong international angle. 

Some of the projects he brought in to the studio include The Queen Of The South based on the Spanish bestseller and set to air on USA in January 2016, as well as Women on the Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown based on Pedro Almodovar’s 1988 hit.

Prior to his tenure at Fox21, Suarez served stints at Fox International Channels, Italy, Spain’s Boca Boca Producciones and multimedia company Cuatrocabezas (Eyeworks).

Stein most recently worked as an independent »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Sony bolsters local-language production team

29 September 2015 7:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New president of international film and television Sanford Panitch has brought on two key hires at the studio.

Diego Suarez joins as svp of international television production and Matthew Stein arrives as vp of international film production.

The pair will acquire and develop local and international film and television content with key production partners around the globe. 

Suarez comes from Fox21 Television Studios where he served as svp of creative affairs and focused on cable programming development with a strong international angle. 

Some of the projects he brought in to the studio include The Queen Of The South based on the Spanish bestseller and set to air on USA in January 2016, as well as Women on the Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown based on Pedro Almodovar’s 1988 hit.

Prior to his tenure at Fox21, Suarez served stints at Fox International Channels, Italy, Spain’s Boca Boca Producciones and multimedia company Cuatrocabezas (Eyeworks).

Stein most recently worked as an independent »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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“Room” wins the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival

21 September 2015 9:09 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

During the afternoon yesterday, the Toronto International Film Festival gave out its prestigious Audience Award, often considered a harbinger for the Academy Awards. The winner at Tiff this year? Well, in a bit of an upset, it was none other than Room, the Lenny Abrahamson directed film that stars Brie Larson in a role that’s generated some major Oscar buzz. The inside word had big time award player Spotlight as the odds on favorite for the prize, but Room is what wound up taking it. As such, this is now a contender worth paying even more attention to than we were already. It’s a player, no doubt about it… For those who aren’t aware of this one, Room is an adaptation of the beloved novel by Emma Donoghue, who also penned the screenplay. It centers on a mother named Ma (played by Larson) and her young son »

- Joey Magidson

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Spc acquires Almodóvar's 'Silencio'

9 June 2015 3:05 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The team behind Sony Pictures Classics will collaborate with Pedro Almodóvar for the tenth time on the drama following a North American deal with El Deseo.

Silencio charts the life of a woman, Julieta, from 1985 to present day as she wrestles with madness and embarks on a series of journeys revolving around the disappearance of her daughter.

Almodóvar’s twentieth film stars Adriana Ugarte, Emma Suárez, Daniel Grao, Dario Grandinetti, Inma Cuesta, Michelle Jenner and Rossy de Palma.

The Spc team and Almodóvar first worked together on Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown at Orion Classics.

The association continued at Spc with I’m So Excited, The Skin I Live In, Broken Embraces, Volver, Bad Education, All About My Mother, Talk To Her and The Flower Of My Secret. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Spc acquires ‘Silencio’

9 June 2015 3:05 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The team behind Sony Pictures Classics will collaborate with Pedro Almodóvar for the tenth time on the drama following a North American deal with El Deseo.

Silencio charts the life of a woman, Julieta, from 1985 to present day as she wrestles with madness and embarks on a series of journeys revolving around the disappearance of her daughter.

Almodóvar’s twentieth film stars Adriana Ugarte, Emma Suárez, Daniel Grao, Dario Grandinetti, Inma Cuesta, Michelle Jenner and Rossy de Palma.

The Spc team and Almodóvar first worked together on Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown at Orion Classics.

The association continued at Spc with I’m So Excited, The Skin I Live In, Broken Embraces, Volver, Bad Education, All About My Mother, Talk To Her and The Flower Of My Secret. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Cannes: FilmNation Sells Almodovar’s ‘Silencio’ (Exclusive)

7 May 2015 9:02 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Glen Basner’s FilmNation Entertainment has reupped with Spain’s Pedro Almodovar, handling international sales on “Silencio,” his latest film.

FilmNation will launch “Silencio” at the upcoming 2015 Cannes Marché du Film.  A hard-hitting woman’s drama, “Silencio” marks the third Almodovar title in a row that FilmNation will represent, after identity melodrama “The Skin I Live In” and air-flight ensemble comedy “I’m So Excited!” Echo Lake is financing the acquisition of rights for FilmNation Entertainment.

Charting one woman’s life from 1985 to the present day, “Silencio” is set up at Madrid’s El Deseo, the production label founded by Pedro and brother Agustin Almodovar, who produces.

“We are so thrilled to be working again with our friends at El Deseo. As always, Pedro has crafted a story full of complex and original characters that will showcase amazing actors and touch the hearts of audiences around the world,” Glen Basner, »

- John Hopewell and Dave McNary

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Why 1988 was the best year in movie history

29 April 2015 8:12 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century. Click here for a complete list of our essays. While I tend to think of the '80s as a crassly commercial lull between the artistic adventurousness of the '70s and the independent experimentation of the '90s, there were things about the '80s that i hold dear in terms of what I love about movies. And if you're talking about the best of the '80s, the year that crystallized all the things the decade did well was 1988, a year that looks upon closer inspection like an embarrassment of riches. One of my twenty favorite films of all time, as outlined in this article, was released in 1988, which automatically makes it a year worth closer consideration. The '80s may have begun with one of his strongest films, but »

- Drew McWeeny

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Cannes: Del Toro, Gyllenhaal join Competition jury

21 April 2015 9:12 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Xavier Dolan, Sophie Marceau and Sienna Miller also among those on the Cannes Film Festival’s Competition jury

The Cannes Film Festival has named the jury for its 68th edition, comprising nine world cinema names from Canada, Spain, the Us, UK, France, Mali and Mexico.

Us filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, who won the Palme d’Or in 1991 for Barton Fink and the Grand Prize of the Jury in 2013 with Inside Llewyn Davis, were previously announced as co-presidents of the jury, which will include four women and five men.

The jury will select from the films in Competition, with prize winners to be announced on stage at a ceremony on May 24. The winner of the Palme d’or will be screened during the festival’s closing evening on May 25, in the presence of the jury and the entire team of the winning film.

Click here for full line-up of filmsTHE Jury

Joel & Ethan Coen (Presidents) Directors, Writers »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Cannes: Del Toro, Gyllenhaal on jury

21 April 2015 9:12 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Xavier Dolan, Sophie Marceau and Sienna Miller also among those on the Cannes Film Festival’s Competition jury

The Cannes Film Festival has named the jury for its 68th edition, comprising nine world cinema names from Canada, Spain, the Us, UK, France, Mali and Mexico.

Us filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, who won the Palme d’Or in 1991 for Barton Fink and the Grand Prize of the Jury in 2013 with Inside Llewyn Davis, were previously announced as co-presidents of the jury, which will include four women and five men.

The jury will select from the films in Competition, with prize winners to be announced on stage at a ceremony on May 24. The winner of the Palme d’or will be screened during the festival’s closing evening on May 25, in the presence of the jury and the entire team of the winning film.

The Jury

Joel & Ethan Coen (Presidents) Directors, Writers, Producers »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Cannes 2015: Jake Gyllenhaal, Guillermo Del Toro and More Selected for Competition Jury

21 April 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: New Trailer Flies in For Cannes Premiere 'The Little Prince' This year's Cannes jury won't be short on star power. From hot young directors to esteemed veteran actors, the newly-released 2015 Cannes jury of nine artists is as diverse as it is impressive. Below are the seven people selected to serve alongside presidents Joel and Ethan Coen, as well as a small biography of each (courtesy of the festival). Rossy de Palma: She is an icon of Spanish cinema and Pedro Almodóvar’s muse: she inspired his 1986 film "Law of Desire,"performed in "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!," "Kika and The Flower of my Secret" (nominated for two Goya Awards), and then "Broken Embraces" (Official Selection: 2009 Festival de Cannes). She rose to international acclaim in the early 1990s with directors like Robert Altman, Mike Figgis, Patrice Leconte and Mehdi Charef. »

- David Canfield

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Almodovar producer talks new film ‘Silence’

27 March 2015 6:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Cast revealed for Pedro Almodovar drama set in a “female universe” that will begin shooting in May.

Pedro Almodovar is to begin principal photography on his new drama Silence (Silencio) in Spain this May.

The film centres on Julieta, whose life in 2015 finds her on the verge of madness but is shown 30 years earlier during the 1980s at a more prosperous time in her life.

Spanish actresses Adriana Ugarte (TV series The Time In Between) and Emma Suárez (The Red Squirrel, The Mosquito Net) will play the younger and older Julieta respectively.

It will be produced by Madrid-based El Deseo, the company founded by Pedro and brother Agustin Almodovar. Agustin will produce alongside Ester Garcia.

Speaking to ScreenDaily, Agustin Almodovar said: “We are working with some of these talented actors for the first time, which makes it very exciting.

“The film is a return to drama based around women but it will also present new challenges.

“It »

- jsardafr@hotmail.com (Juan Sarda)

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Pedro Almodóvar Reveals Cast for His Next Film, 'Silencio'

26 March 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Pedro Almodóvar has announced the cast for his women-led drama "Silencio." Earlier this year, the iconoclastic director of "Talk to Her" and "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" stated that casting for the film would be "complicated because what I’ve written doesn’t quite work with my actores amigos." Thus, he has gone with actresses relatively unknown in the states. Goya winner Emma Suarez ("The Dog in the Manger") and Goya nominee Adriana Ugarte ("Doghead") will play the same character, Julieta, in a drama that plays in typically Almodóvarian terrain: guilt, loss, destiny and abandoning the people you love. Read More: Pedro Almodóvar Reveals Why He Turned Down "Brokeback Mountain" His brother Agustín Almodóvar will also be producing the $9.8 million "Silencio" via their El Deseo banner when it starts shooting this April in Madrid and »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Writers Guild to honour Pedro Almodóvar

21 January 2015 1:21 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Spanish maestro will receive the Writers Guild Of America, West’s Jean Renoir Award for Screenwriting Achievement.

Almodóvar will collect his honour at Wgaw’s 2015 Writers Guild Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on February 14.

Career highlights include Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, Live Flesh, All About My Mother, Talk To Her and Volver. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Writers Guild Honors Pedro Almodovar With Jean Renoir Award

21 January 2015 11:23 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Writers Guild of America West has selected Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar as the recipient of its Jean Renoir Award for screenwriting achievement.

The award will be presented at the Writers Guild Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Feb. 14.

“Almodovar – the first name is almost unnecessary – is a genius, is a flower, is a guiding light: the last, best son of Buñuel and so much more than that,” said WGA West VP Howard Rodman. “His screenplays, which he directs with passion and fine care, have taught us about the exteriors of his native land and the interiors of our own hearts. From the early, manic experimental Super-8 work to the breakthrough ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,’ his titles are as evocative as most people’s screenplays.”

“Yet for all their antic energy, Almodovar’s films are deeply spiritual: watching his disturbing, mysterious, heart-rending ‘Talk to Her’ is to understand, »

- Dave McNary

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Patrice Leconte on ‘Do Not Disturb,’ Christian Clavier, the Self-Centeredness of Modern Life

13 January 2015 4:22 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bowing Dec. 31 in France, the Wild Bunch-sold “Do Not Disturb,” re-twinning Patrice Leconte and Christian Clavier, the latter hot off “Bad (Serial) Weddings,” looks set to Leconte his best box office in a near-decade, a first-two-weekends 680,897 tix sold – broadly €4.4 million ($5.3 million), for Wild Bunch Distribution. That might be expected. Produced by Olivier Delbosc and Marc Missonnier at Fidelite Films, adapting Florian Zeller’s French stage play, itself inspired by Simon Gray’s “Otherwise Engaged,” first directed by Harold Pinter, “Do Not Disturb” features a strong ensemble – Carole Bouquet (“That Obscure Object of Desire,” ”Wasabi”), Valerie Bonneton (“Eyjafjallajökull”) and Rossy de Palma (“Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”), for instance. In it, Clavier plays Michel, a well-heeled dentist and jazz buff, who stumbles on a rare find, the original L.P. of a New Orleans jazz session in 1958, called, not coincidentally, “Me, Myself and I.” He settles down in his lavish living room, »

- John Hopewell

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Tamsin Greig: 'Green Wing the musical - who wouldn't want that?'

12 January 2015 8:27 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Tamsin Greig has joked that Green Wing would make a good musical.

The actress currently plays Pepa Marcos in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, which debuted at London's Playhouse Theatre last night (January 12).

"I think comedy is the perfect vehicle for that which is slightly beyond life," she explained to Digital Spy and other press.

"I think going from doing TV and straight plays to Shakespeare is weird enough because you have this heightened language and you are telling a story through metric poetry. But I think music is that place beyond poetry.

"And I think comedy's a little like that. It's that place slightly beyond poetry where everything is heightened. So yeah, I mean, Green Wing the musical... who wouldn't do that?"

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is based on the 1988 film of the same name by writer and director Pedro Almodóvar, who attended the first show. »

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Pedro Almodóvar praises "wonderful" Women on the Verge musical

12 January 2015 5:34 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Pedro Almodóvar has praised the musical adaptation of his Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.

The Spanish filmmaker said that the Tamsin Greig-starring West End play is "wonderful".

"This is an incredible tribute to my country," he said at a Q&A after a live screening of the performance. "I feel very grateful."

Almodóvar admitted to being involved in the adaptation "in a very passive way", reports The Guardian.

A previous attempt to adapt the 1988 comedy on Broadway proved a flop in 2010.

Theatre and musicals in 2015: What to look forward to

Almodóvar recently announced his next project, Silencio.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown opens at London's Playhouse Theatre tonight (January 12). »

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Pedro Almodóvar Next Film Is Called 'Silencio'; Starts Shooting In April

5 January 2015 9:22 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

While discussing the upcoming English musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, adapted from one his most popular films, famed Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar (Talk To Her, The Skin I Live In) has revealed that the title for his next film will be called Silencio. In an extensive interview with The Financial Times about his career, Almodóvar says that he expects to begin shooting in April. Read his remarks below:

“The script is finished and we will shoot in April. We are involved in casting at the moment, which is complicated because what I’ve written doesn’t quite work with my actores amigos.”

By “actores amigos”, he means actors like Penelópe Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Lupe Dueña who are usually cast in his films. However, in this case, don’t count to see them in the new movie. He continues:

“It’s a return to the cinema of women, »

- Munir Abedrabbo

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