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St. Petersburg, Russia – The second St. Petersburg International Film Festival (Sept. 13-22) closed on Sunday night at the Aurora Cinema, the festival’s main venue, located on Nevsky Prospekt, the city’s main thoroughfare. The main competition jury, headed up by Russian film director, screenwriter and producer Sergei Bodrov (Prisoner of the Caucasus, Mongol), awarded the festival’s Best Film award to Mexican cinematographer-turned-director Diego Quemada-Diez’s film The Golden Cage (La jaula de oro). The other jury members included Tribeca Film Festival head Geoffrey Gilmore, European Film Academy director Marion Doring, Latvian film director Juris Poskus and Swiss
- Kirill Galetski
Hollywood has worked its magic on Joseph Delaney's source material, infusing its Lancashire setting with swords-and-sorcery glitz. Diehard fans are reading t' riot act
With Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy already set to equal the box-office success of the Kiwi film-maker's Lord of the Rings triptych and Game of Thrones storming the small screen, it ought to be a golden age for swords and sorcery. In reality, Hollywood tends to throw us the occasional fantasy flop (2006's Eragon, 2011's inferior Conan the Barbarian remake) and the odd attempt to push fairytale fare through a high-fantasy filter (last year's Snow White and the Huntsman or this year's Jack the Giant Slayer).
Sergei Bodrov's Seventh Son, for which the first trailer dropped earlier this week, at least looks like an attempt to revisit traditional 80s-style swords-and-sorcery fantasy in the style of Willow or Dragonslayer. The film's sumptuous cast features the »
- Ben Child
Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures have released the first trailer and poster for the upcoming fantasy adventure Seventh Son, which is based upon The Spook's Apprentice, the first instalment in British author Joseph Delaney's children's fantasy series The Wardstone Chronicles.
Two-time Academy Award-nominated Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov (Prisoner of the Mountains, Mongol) directs a cast that includes Jeff Bridges (R.I.P.D.), Julianne Moore (Carrie), Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian), Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond), Antje Traue (Man of Steel), Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina), Jason Scott Lee (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story), Olivia Williams (The Ghost Writer) and Kit Harington (Game of Thrones).
Here's the official synopsis followed by the trailer below....
In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between the forces of the supernatural and humankind once more. Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) is a knight who had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, »
- Flickering Myth
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