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Gurinder Chadha to Direct Film About a Female Indian Spy Set in WWII

15 February 2017 9:02 AM, PST | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Bend It Like Beckham” director Gurinder Chadha has announced her newest project. The Hindustan Times reports that Chadha is developing…

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Viceroy’s House: Two sides of the story emerge in these new character posters

14 February 2017 6:05 AM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Two new character posters have arrived for British drama, Viceroy’s House and we can’t help thinking they have a link to Valentine’s Day. With Gillian Anderson gazing lovingly at her Husband, Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) on one side and the young lover’s, Jeet and Aalia cosying up to each other.

Related: Viceroy’s House Trailer and Poster

Viceroy’s House is set in a time where men were seen to rule their women and these posters depict this in a blatant manner with both Lord Mountbatten and Jeet in regal, honourable stances ever so slightly in front of the ladies. Even though fitting for the time, to portray this on promotional posters in the 21st century makes them feel dated. Oh and while we are here does anyone else, after watching our previous trailer post for Viceroy’s House, think Gillian Anderson has »

- Zehra Phelan

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Viceroy’s House review [Berlinale]: Dir. Gurinder Chadha (2017)

12 February 2017 11:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Viceroy’s House review: Gurinder Chadha co-writes and directs this massively intimate and indeed epic story at the time of partition and independence in 1947 India.

Viceroy’s House review by Paul Heath at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival.

Viceroy’s House review

Bend It Like Beckham and Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging director Gurinder Chadha brings Viceroy’s House, her most personal and ambitious project to cinema screens, a film debuting out-of-competition at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival, where it receives its world premiere.

The film is the true story of the 1947 handing over of power in India from the British Empire back to its people after three centuries of rule. Hugh Bonneville assumes the role of the last Viceroy of India, and indeed Queen Victoria’s great-grandson Lord Mountbatten, the man tasked with overseeing the transition. The motion picture, which is huge in scale, focusses its attention on the Partition of »

- Paul Heath

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Berlin Film Review: ‘Viceroy’s House’

12 February 2017 10:45 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

To begin at the very end, the closing credits of “Viceroy’s House” bear a detailed dedication to a woman who survived the devastating upheaval of the 1947 Partition of India, was forced to trek a vast distance from her home to the newly founded Muslim republic of Pakistan, and was finally reunited with her eventual husband in a refugee camp. The woman in question, it turns out, is director Gurinder Chadha’s grandmother, and her story is evidently a remarkable one — so one can’t help but wish that Chadha had elected to tell it directly in this stiff historical dramatization of events leading to the Partition. Instead, “Viceroy’s House” clumsily merges a waxworks biographical study of Lord Louis and Lady Edwina Mountbatten, the last Viceroy and Vicereine appointed to oversee the British handover of India, with a passionless Romeo-and-Juliet romance between two of their servants caught in the fray. »

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'Viceroy's House': Film Review | Berlin 2017

12 February 2017 10:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

With the 70th anniversary of Indian independence looming, Viceroy's House is a timely dramatization of that tumultuous night in August 1947 when Britain finally surrendered the "jewel in the crown" of its rapidly imploding Empire. The Punjabi-British director Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham) drew on true events from her own family history to create this semi-fictionalized period piece, which takes place in and around the magnificent 340-room palace in New Delhi that has served as India's seat of power for most of the last 100 years.

Premiering in Berlin this week ahead of its U.K. theatrical launch in March, »

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Berlin: Gurinder Chadha Talks 'Viceroy's House,' Om Puri and Why Ken Loach Deserves a BAFTA

12 February 2017 3:46 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Twenty-four years after she burst on the scene with Bhaji on the Beach and 15 years after she introduced the world to Keira Knightley with Bend it Like Beckham, Gurinder Chadha heads to Berlin to showcase her latest film, Viceroy's House.

Set in the final days of British colonial rule in India, the historical drama focuses on Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville, of course) as he prepares for the deadly partition in 1947 that would see a country divided and a new nation, Pakistan, created.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Chadha discussed offering a different viewpoint on Mountbatten's legacy, working with the late, great »

- Alex Ritman

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Berlinale: First Image For Dev Patel’s ‘Hotel Mumbai’

10 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lion” star, Dev Patel heads the cast of “Hotel Mumbai” the fact-based thriller about the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

The film gets its first promo screenings this week in Berlin ahead of a likely festival platform or awards season release later this year. Australia- and U.S.-based Arclight Films is handling global sales.

The film, which is a co-production between Thunder Road, Electric Pictures and Cyan Films, has already secured a release in Australia through Icon Film Distribution. The Weinstein Company, which has picked up six Oscar nominations or “Lion,” also has “Hotel Mumbai” in North America and the U.K.

Aside from Patel, who picks up an exec production credit, the cast also includes Armie Hammer, India’s Anupam Kher (“Bend it Like Beckham,” “Silver Linings Playbook”,) Jason Isaacs (“Harry Potter”,) and Nazanin Boniadi (“Homeland,” “Iron-Man”.)

Partner organizations include Screen Australia, Xeitgeist Entertainment Group, Ingenious Media and the South Australia Film Corporation. »

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Gurinder Chadha spies two new projects

10 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Bend It Like Beckham and Viceroy’s House director eyes up spy thriller.

Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha, who is at Berlin Film Festival for the out of competition world premiere of her new feature Viceroy’s House, about the 1947 partition of India, is moving into Second World War territory.

The British director has revealed to Screen that she is now developing a 1943-based espionage movie about an Indian woman who worked as a spy.

Titled Song For A Spy, it is set in wartime France and Germany with a script by Farrukh Dhondy.

“It’s history that is familiar but from a completely different perspective,” Chadha said

Chadha also has another feature project in development with writer Sarfraz Manzoor. Luton Actually, based on Mazoor’s memoir Greetings From Bury Park, is about his experiences growing up as a young British Bruce Springsteen-loving Muslim in Luton. The BFI Film »

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New clip from Berlin debuter Viceroy’s House

9 February 2017 11:02 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Pathe have debuted a brand new clip from the upcoming drama epic Viceroy’s House, which receives its world premiere in Berlin on Sunday 12th February.

The film tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India and its release will coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan.

The British cast is led by Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Paddington) as Lord Mountbatten; Gillian Anderson (The X Files, The Fall) as his wife, Lady Mountbatten; Lily Travers (Kingsman) as their daughter, Pamela; and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, Quartet) and Simon Callow (A Room With A View, Four Weddings and a Funeral) as key civil servants.

The Indian and Pakistani cast is led by Manish Dayal (The Hundred Foot Journey), Huma Qureshi (Gangs of Wasseypur) and Om Puri (The Hundred Foot Journey, East Is East).  The roles of the principal »

- Paul Heath

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Berlin: Festival Topper Dieter Kosslick Oversees a More Politically Charged Event This Year

3 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Taking place two months after a terrorist attack in Berlin and at the dawn of a new political era for the U.S, this year’s Berlin Film Festival could turn out to be one of the most politically charged in years. The failure of capitalism is one prominent motif. Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick discusses social and political themes, the challenges of ensuring maximum security and the sale of Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz, home to the Berlinale. He also offers his thoughts on President Trump and Meryl Streep.

How would you describe the main themes running through this year’s films? The subject of immigration and refugees seem to be integral to Etienne Comar’s opening film “Django” and Aki Kaurismaki’s “The Other Side of Hope.”

It’s very interesting — many filmmakers are focusing on history and are trying to explain why things are the way they are today from a historical perspective. »

- Ed Meza

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers to Star in Cop Thriller ‘Blue on Blue’ (Exclusive)

19 January 2017 2:20 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is in final talks to take the lead role in police thriller “Blue on Blue” with Jon Amiel directing and Meyers Media Group producing.

Inspired by true events, “Blue on Blue” follows a corrupt police officer who uses his extensive charm and guile to ensnare an unsuspecting rookie cop in a daring web of deceit and betrayal. His ruthless ambition in the cover-up of another cop’s murder triggers a gang war that threatens to destroy the naive rookie.

Amiel will direct from a script by David Chisholm, based on a story by Edward Brehm, David Chisholm and Ethan Cohan. Lawrence Steven Meyers and Randy Dannenberg are producing for Meyers Media Group along with Brendan McDonald for McDonald Media.

Executive producers are John Evangelides and Jonathan Tybel; co-producers are Brehm and Cohan. Meyers Media Group is handling worldwide sales.

Meyers’ credits include Woody Allen’s “Match Point” alongside Scarlett Johansson, »

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Viceroy’s House World Premiere at 67th Berlin International Film Festival

16 January 2017 8:01 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Viceroy’s House by BAFTA nominated director Gurinder Chadha will celebrate its World Premiere at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival on Sunday 12th February 2017.

Gurinder Chadha, director of Viceroy’S House, said: “I am honoured that Viceroy’S House has been selected by the Berlin Film Festival. My film is an inspirational intensely personal true story about the traumatic events that took place at the end of the British Empire in India, events that tore my own family apart. The Festival gives us a brilliant opportunity to showcase my passion project to a global audience.”

Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’S House will be released in cinemas by Pathe in the UK and by Reliance Entertainment in India on 3rd March 2017.

The film tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India and its release will coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan. »

- Stacey Yount

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Huma Qureshi’s Viceroy’s House to premiere at Berlin International Film Festival

13 January 2017 6:30 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Huma Qureshi’s debut international film Viceroy’s House is fast becoming the talk of the town. The film is all set to premiere at the Berlinale 2017 on Sunday 12th February 2017.

Directed by acclaimed director Gurinder Chaddha (of Bend it like Beckham fame) this large canvas period film is a historical drama as well as a sweeping love story. The film tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India and its release will coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan.

Viceroy’s House marks Huma’s big Hollywood debut. Huma is no stranger to international festivals as this will be her third film to be screened at one. Her debut film Gangs of Wasseypur was screened at the Cannes Film Festival 2012 and Dedh Ishqiya, was also screened at Berlin »

- Stacey Yount

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Exclusive first look: Julien Hallard’s 'Let The Girls Play'

11 January 2017 2:12 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Indie Sales unveils first image of female soccer comedy.

Paris-based Indie Sales has unveiled a first image of French director Julien Hallard’s comedy Let The Girls Play inspired by the creation of France’s first official all-female soccer squad in the 1960s.

Described as social comedy in the vein of Bend It Like Beckham, the film revolves around the early days of a real-life, all-women squad set up almost by chance on the fringes of France’s Stade de Reims football club at the end of the 1960s.

Although women have played soccer for centuries, female teams only started to be recognised by official football bodies in countries such as France and the UK in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Rising French actors Vanessa Guide and Max Boublil [pictured] are co-stars in the mainly female cast.

Frédéric Jouve of Paris-based Les Films Velvet – the long-time producer of Rebecca Zlotowski (Planetarium, Grand Central, Belle »

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‘Logan’, ‘T2 Trainspotting’ to screen out of competition at Berlin

10 January 2017 7:44 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Logan and T2 Trainspotting are amongst the films to screen at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, organisers announced on Tuesday. This year’s Berlinale kicks off in Germany next month with Etiemme Comar‘s Django listed to open proceedings on February 9th.

The festival will also play host to the world premiere of Gurnder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House, which also screens out of competition.

Here’s the official release.


The following films will be celebrating world or international premieres in the Competition of the Berlinale 2017.

Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja (On the Beach at Night Alone)

South Korea

By Hong Sangsoo (Nobody’s Daughter Haewon, Right Now, Wrong Then)

With Kim Minhee, Seo Younghwa, Jung Jaeyoung, Moon Sungkeun, Kwon Haehyo, Song Seonmi, Ahn Jaehong, Park Yeaju

World premiere

El Bar (The Bar)


By Álex de la Iglesia (Mad Circus, The Day of the Beast, The Oxford Murders)

With Blanca Suárez, »

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Berlinale 2017 Will Premiere ‘Logan,’ ‘Trainspotting: T2,’ and Hong Sangsoo’s Latest

10 January 2017 6:54 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Berlin International Film Festival announced 13 additions to its 2017 line-up, including the international premiere of Danny Boyle’s hotly anticipated “Trainspotting” follow-up, “Trainspotting: T2,” and the world premiere of James Mangold’s “Logan,” the third in the growing “Wolverine” franchise, starring Hugh Jackman. Both films will play out of competition.

Read More: ‘Logan’ Trailer: Hugh Jackman’s Final Wolverine Movie Mixes The Superhero Genre With The Western

Hong Sangsoo’s “On the Beach Alone at Night” will make its world premiere at the festival, the latest from the idiosyncratic Korean director whose last film, “Right Now, Wrong Then,” garnered attention at festivals in 2016.

Other promising titles include the world premiere of “The Tin Drum” director Volker Schlöndorff’s “Return To Montauk,” starring Stellan Skarsgård, and “Viceroy’s House,” a period drama from the woman behind “Bend it Like Beckham,” Gurinder Chadha. The Austrian actor Josef Hader also will make »

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‘Logan,’ ‘T2 Trainspotting’ Among Films to Premiere at Berlinale

10 January 2017 4:54 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 67th Berlin Intl. Film Festival, also known as the Berlinale, has added a further 13 films to its Competition and Berlinale Special sections, including Danny Boyle’s “T2 Trainspotting,” starring Ewan McGregor, James Mangold’s “Logan,” starring Hugh Jackman, and Gurinder Chadha’s “Viceroy’s House,” starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson.

Volker Schlondorff, who won an Oscar with “The Tin Drum,” comes to Berlin with “Return to Montauk,” starring Stellan Skarsgard, Alex de la Iglesia, whose “The Day of the Beast” won multiple awards at the Goyas, brings “The Bar,” and Marcelo Gomes, whose credits include “Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures,” brings “Joaquim.”

The pics join those revealed last month, such as Oren Moverman’s “The Dinner,” Sally Potter’s “The Party” and Aki Kaurismaki’s “The Other Side of Hope,” and the opening film, Etienne Comar’s “Django,” which was announced last week.


Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja (On the »

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'T2 Trainspotting', 'Logan' join Berlin lineup

10 January 2017 4:45 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

X-Men spinoff and Trainspotting sequel to play Out of Competition.

A further 13 films have been invited to screen in the Competition and Berlinale Special section at the 67th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival.

The festival has added commercial clout to its Out Of Competition lineup in the shape of Danny Boyle’s T2 Trainspotting and X-Men spinoff Logan.

There are also competition berths for new films by Hong Sangsoo, Thomas Arslan, Volker Schlöndorff, Sabu, Álex de la Iglesia and Josef Hader.

Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha’s latest, Viceroy’s House, will have its world premiere out of competition at the festival. Starring Hugh Bonneville alongside Gillian Anderson, the period drama set in 1947 India depicts Lord Mountbatten, the man charged with handing India back to its people.

Also having its world premiered out of competition will be Álex de la Iglesia’s The Bar, a comedy-thriller about a group of strangers who get »

- (Andreas Wiseman) (Tom Grater)

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Films From Hong Sang-soo, Volker Schlöndorff, James Mangold & More to Premiere at Berlinale 2017

10 January 2017 4:30 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After an initial line-up that included Aki Kaurismäki‘s The Other Side of Hope, Oren Moverman‘s Richard Gere-led The DinnerSally Potter‘s The Party, and Agnieszka Holland‘s Spoor, the Berlin International Film Festival have added more anticipated premieres. Highlights include one of two (maybe three) new Hong Sang-soo films this year, On the Beach at Night Alone, along with Volker Schlöndorff‘s Return to Montauk with Stellan Skarsgård and Nina Hoss, as well as the high-profile world premiere of James Mangold‘s Logan and the international premiere of Danny Boyle‘s T2: Trainspotting.

With Paul Verhoeven serving as jury president for the 67th edition of the festival, check out the new additions below.


Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja (On the Beach at Night Alone)

South Korea

By Hong Sangsoo (Nobody’s Daughter Haewon, Right Now, Wrong Then)

With Kim Minhee, Seo Younghwa, Jung Jaeyoung, Moon Sungkeun, »

- Jordan Raup

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On my radar: Parminder Nagra’s cultural highlights

8 January 2017 2:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The actor on filming Fortitude, Culture Club comebacks and haute cuisine in Iceland

Leicester-born Parminder Nagra got her breakthrough alongside Keira Knightley in the 2002 comedy film Bend It Like Beckham. She started her career in the theatre and branched out into television and radio in the mid-1990s. In 2003, she moved to Los Angeles to star in the long-running NBC series ER, playing the reticent Dr Neela Rasgotra for six seasons until 2009. She went on to play another doctor, Lucy Banerjee, in the sci-fi series Alcatraz and appeared in the first season of NBC’s The Blacklist in 2013. Nagra, who still lives in Los Angeles, has now joined the cast of the Arctic-bound crime drama Fortitude for its second season, which starts on Sky Atlantic at 9pm on Thursday 26 January.

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- Killian Fox

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