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The 16th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival announced the Jury for International competition, India Gold and Dimensions Mumbai sections.
British filmmaker Peter Webber (Girl With a Pearl Earring, Hannibal Rising) will head the International Jury which comprises Indian filmmaker Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox), Chad-born and Paris-based filmmaker Mahamat Saleh Haroun (A Screaming Man, Grigis) and Canadian documentary filmmaker Ron Mann (Imagine the Sound, Comic Book Confidential).
India Gold Jury will be headed by Serbian director Goran Paskaljevic (Midwinter Night’s Dream, How Harry Became a Tree) and will comprise Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage (With You Without You), Chinese actress Bai Ling (Red Corner, Southland Tales) and French producer Serge Bromberg (Inferno, The Extraordinary Voyage).
The 16th Mumbai Film Festival will be held from 14th »
It's 1994, and aspiring filmmaker Kerry Conran sits down with his Macintosh IIci to begin work on a short film that's a throwback to the buccaneering adventure serials of the '30s and '40s. In those post-Jurassic Park days, computer-generated visual effects technology was still in its infancy, but Conran, a former CalArts student, saw the potential to tell a story he'd dreamed about. After four years of painstaking work with blue screen and his already-obsolete Mac, he fashioned a black and white teaser trailer for The World of Tomorrow.
Alongside Conran for the entirety of the journey was his brother Kevin Conran, who served as production and costume designer on both the short and eventual feature film. Speaking to Digital Spy from his home in California, Kevin recalled the lightbulb moment when his brother first pitched him the idea.
"At the time I was working as a freelance »
The film will be directed by Swedish director Bjorn Runge and shot in Sweden next winter and spring. Producers are Rosalie Swedlin for Anonymous Content together with Meta Louise Foldager for Meta Film Stockholm and Swedish producers Maria Dahlin and Gila Ulfung.
Producers are starting the process of casting the male lead.
Wolitzer’s novel, published in 2003, centers on a 64-year-old woman deciding to leave her novelist husband during a trip to receive the fictional Helsinki Prize. Jane Anderson’s adaptation shifts the setting to Stockholm during the couple’s journey to the Nobel Award ceremony in Stockholm.
The film will shoot primarily in Stockholm in both English and Swedish languages.
“The first time I read ‘The Wife,’ I was instantly inspired by the story of love, »
- Dave McNary
3 items from 2014
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