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First look at Film London Microwave feature 'Mari' starring dancer Bobbi Jene Smith (exclusive)

Filming has wrapped on writer-director Georgia Parris’ feature debut.

Screen can reveal a first look at Mari, the Film London Microwave feature starring acclaimed dancer Bobbi Jene Smith.

The project, which recently wrapped its shoot in Sherborne, Dorset and London, is the debut feature from writer-director Georgia Parris and producer Emma Duffy.

It was commissioned through Film London’s Microwave scheme, the low-budget feature initiative which is backed by the BFI and BBC Films, with support from Creative Skillset. Further backing came from Intermission and Boudica Films.

Mari, a drama with dance elements, also stars Phoebe Nicholls (The Elephant Man
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Brooklyn review – this fairytale of New York casts a spell

Saoirse Ronan is the miraculous still centre of this beautiful, old-fashioned adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel about a young Irish woman in America

What a moving, emotionally intelligent and refreshingly old-fashioned movie this is. The narrative may be perfectly situated in the early 50s, but the style of film-making harks back further still, to a time when “women’s pictures” were the backbone of popular cinema. Contemporary audiences raised on overblown spectacle and overwrought romance may have to recalibrate their reactions to appreciate the rich rewards of director John Crowley’s best film since 2003’s unexpectedly punchy Intermission. But for those enamoured of the 30s and 40s heyday of Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Barbara Stanwyck, Brooklyn feels like a breath of fresh air.

Empathetically adapted by Nick Hornby from Colm Tóibín’s novel, this tells the story of Eilis (the immaculate Saoirse Ronan), a young woman from Enniscorthy,
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Roger Allam Leads Belfast-Set Political Thriller ‘The Truth Commissioner’

Roger Allam Leads Belfast-Set Political Thriller ‘The Truth Commissioner’
London — Political thriller “The Truth Commissioner” has started to shoot in Belfast and Dublin. Pic stars Roger Allam, whose credits include “The Queen,” “Tamara Drewe” and “The Book Thief.”

The story, which is based on David Park’s novel, starts as the peace treaty is signed in Northern Ireland. The U.K. prime minister sets up a body modeled on South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which is headed by career diplomat Henry Stanfield (Allam). Stanfield soon uncovers some inconvenient truths about those now running the country, which they are not willing to let him reveal.

The cast also includes Sean McGinley (“Michael Collins,” “Braveheart,” “The Wind That Shakes the Barley”), Tom Goodman Hill (“The Imitation Game,” “Mr Selfridge”), Conleth Hill (“Intermission,” “Salmon Fishing in Yemen,” “Game of Thrones”) and Ian McElhinney (“Game of Thrones”). Declan Recks directs.

Pic is produced by BT9 Films for Big Fish Films and Samson Films.
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Les Arcs celebrates diverse crop of Ireland films

Les Arcs celebrates diverse crop of Ireland films
The Lobster [pictured] is presented as case study in co-production market.

The sixth edition of the Les Arcs European Film Festival turned its focus on Ireland with an aim to celebrate its cinematic beauty and history, and in turn, its filmic opportunities.

While the festival’s co-founders Guillaume Calop and Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin mentioned in an opening statement that this year had seen a persistent crisis within the European Union (EU) and a loss of confidence in its benefits, Geraldine Byrne Nason (Ambassador of Ireland to France) commented that “things were looking up for Ireland, and that the festival had clearly captured the essence of arts and culture that is very important for the EU.”

The festival’s ‘Irish Focus’ programming included 14 films, including older favourites such as John Crowley’s Intermission, Jim Sheridan’s In the Name of the Father and Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins to more recent movies like John Carney’s Once, Alicia Duffy’s [link
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The 2013 British Independent Film Awards Winners are Announced

It’s a very important night for British film. Celebrating, in a way the BAFTAs can’t, the vital new talents emerging in this country. The British Independent Film Awards is one of our favourite nights of the year, as much a routemap for the people to watch over the next year as it is a celebration of them.

The sheer variety of films nominated is evidence of the potent creative landscape of Britain. From the crowd pleasing and inspirational journey of Steve Coogan and Judi Dench in Philomena, through the haunted and surreal discovery of Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, to the barren urban clash of Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant this country has an independent film industry to be proud of.

There was a great swell of support for one film in particular but the awards point to many successes here. It’s great to see
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Metro Manila wins top Bifa

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Metro Manila wins top Bifa
Other winners included actors James McAvoy and Lindsay Duncan, For Those In Peril director Paul Wright and Blue is the Warmest Colour.Scroll down for full list of winners

Philippines-set crime thriller Metro Manila has scooped the top prize at the 16th Moet British Independent Film Awards in London, beating box office hit Philomena as well as The Selfish Giant, Starred Up and Le Week-end.

Metro Manila led the pack on the night with three wins including Best British Independent Film, Best Director for Sean Ellis and Best Achievement in Production.

Clearly stunned, Ellis thanked Bifa for supporting “our little holiday film” when accepting the Best Film prize and - holding back tears - dedicated the award to his mother.

The crime drama, shot in the Philippine capital in the Tagalog language with a local cast and crew, debuted at Sundance in January and is the UK’s submission for the Best Foreign-Language Film at the Oscars
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Nominations for the 2013 British Independent Film Awards announced

The nominations for the 2013 British Independent Film Awards have been announced today with Starred Up leading the way with eight nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and two Best Supporting Actor nods.

I'm yet to see the film but with Jack O'Connell (Skins), Ben Mendelsohn (The Place Beyond the Pines) and Rupert Friend (Homeland) all getting nominations, it sounds like a must watch. Also nominated is the exceptional The Selfish Giant, Philomena and Le Week-End. The full nominations are below…

Best British Independent Film

Sponsored by Moët & Chandon

Metro Manila


The Selfish Giant

Starred Up

Le Week-end

Best Director

Sponsored by AllCity & Intermission

Jon S Baird – Filth

Clio BarnardThe Selfish Giant

Sean EllisMetro Manila

Jonathan GlazerUnder the Skin

David MackenzieStarred Up

The Douglas Hickox Award [Best Debut Director]

Sponsored by 3 Mills Studios

Charlie CattrallTitus

Tina GharaviI Am Nasrine

Jeremy LoveringIn Fear

Omid Nooshin
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The Selfish Giant, Starred Up and Under the Skin lead the Nominations for the 2013 BIFAs

While the Oscars and BAFTAs take up a fair share of the awards spotlight the British Independent Film Awards (or the BIFAs as they are lovingly referred to) are, to our mind, a far more exciting and precise barometer of the state of British film.

It matters not how many La-based golden statues are picked up by the British each February, it is the winners and nominees of the BIFAs which point, once again, to a thrilling year in British film with invention and stark, raving talent at the forefront.

Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant is rightly garlanded with nominations, as is David Mackenzie’s Lff-choice for many, Starred Up. Perhaps the more noticeable names of the Philomena cast and crew are present an dcorrect however it’s the slew of nominations for Jon Baird’s Filth and Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin which are very gratifying. Scarlett Johansson
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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 rolls to the top spot

Captain Phillips is still afloat, but it's kids of all ages who are calling the UK box-office shots this week

• Review of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

• Interview with Captain Phillips director Paul Greengrass

The winner

Four years ago, the October half-term holiday was owned by Pixar's Up, which occupied the top spot for three straight weekends, and went on to clock up a hefty £34.6m. Sony animation Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs found its own niche in September that year, without the benefit of kids on holiday, but facing no direct competition for the family audience.

This half-term it's a different story for the sequel to Cloudy. The chief cinema attraction for families is DreamWorks Animation's Turbo, which released on October 18, with previews the weekend before. Sony evidently thought the competitive environment was less formidable this time around, mounting a bid to share the half-term
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World of Warcraft movie: Farrell and Patton to be lead role players?

Long-gestating videogame adaptation under stewardship of Duncan Jones looking to pin down lead roles

Actors Colin Farrell and Paula Patton are reportedly under active consideration for the lead roles in Warcraft, the film adaptation of the Warcraft videogames to be directed by Source Code's Duncan Jones.

According to Deadline, Patton "is negotiating for a lead role" and "another lead has been offered to" Farrell. Patton, who played Imf agent Jane Carter in successful action film Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol alongside Tom Cruise, is seen as a Hollywood up and comer, while Farrell, the Irish actor best known for cult films such as In Bruges and Intermission, has attempted to find success with a string of mainstream roles in films such as Total Recall, Miami Vice and Alexander.

Warcraft – the movie – has been in the works since at least 2006, when Blizzard, the company behind World of Warcraft, announced it had
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Ifb backs new films from Sheridan, Crowley, Dillon

The Irish Film Board (Ifb) has announced its funding awards for the first and second quarters of 2013.

The national development agency for the Irish audio-visual industry is backing a range of projects from established names like Jim Sheridan and rising film-makers like Gerard Barrett, as well as a host of animations and feature documentaries.

Live action projects receiving Ifb backing include The Ranger, a revenge story set in 1840s Ireland to be directed by Game Of Thrones cinematographer Pj Dillon; Patrick’s Day from Charlie Casanova director Terry McMahon; and The Canal from Ivan Kavanagh, which is currently in production.

Projects in development from established names to receive funding include Nick Hornby’s adaptation of Colm Toibin’s novel Brooklyn to be directed by John Crowley (Intermission), Jim Sheridan’s The Great Storm and The Delinquent Season, written and to be directed by Mark O’Rowe.

The Ifb is also developing a number of projects from emerging
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San Diego Comic-Con 2013: Horror on the Menu for Day Three (July 20th) Includes Godzilla, Bates Motel, True Blood, Hunger Games, Dead Rising 3, and More!

There's always one day during the Sdcc when you just shake your head, laugh, and say, "This schedule is ridiculous." Saturday, July 20th, is shaping up to be that day this year.

Horror fans will have a lot of choices to make as the "Bates Motel" panel battles the one-two punch of Godzilla and Seventh Son. Later in the day you'll be faced with choosing to learn more about "True Blood," Telltale's The Walking Dead video game, or "Being Human." Right now 20th Century Fox's presentation that runs at the same time remains "To Be Announced," but once details are revealed, we'll provide an update.

Other panels vying for your attention throughout the day are "The Originals," "Grimm," I, Frankenstein teamed with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (that combination should make for some interesting audience reactions), a look at gameplay from Dead Rising 3 on the Xbox One, more games, comics,
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Thn’s Top 5 St Paddy’s Day Films

17th of March marks the drunkest holiday of the year; St Patrick’s Day! We bring you the best Irish infused films to make you feel Irish for the day. The holiday and Thn celebrates all things Irish, green and anything consisting of alcohol. So, as a little treat, we’ve turned every movie into a drinking game to make sure St Paddy’s is enjoyed to the fullest. But be warned, many poor fake Irish accents may appear. Now pull up a stool, and have a Guinness, because everyone’s Irish tonight.

Boondock Saints (1999)

Two brothers are convinced God is speaking to them and they go on a vigilante killing spree. Mob bosses, pimps, and killers meet their maker at the hands of the catholic twins.

One sip every time a prairie is said.

Two sips every time someone in the film drinks.

A shot every time there’s an image of Jesus.
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Infographic: The Accent Spectrum of Colin Farrell

Ignoring the fact that Colin Farrell's name sounds just about as Irish as it gets, there's still a shred of possibility that the southern drawl he spits as Jesse James throughout "American Outlaws" actually fooled a few theatergoers into thinking that this bushy-eyebrowed ladykiller was actually born a stars n' stripes yankee.

Let's face it: Farrell -- who currently stars in the new crime thriller "Dead Man Down" -- is a verbal chameleon, a man who has effortlessly toggled the fader on his pipes between his real Dublin-derived brogue and a convincing down-home All-American inflection throughout his two-decade-long career. Practically every role he's taken on has fit somewhere between those two points, but you'd have to subject yourself to a full-on Farrell filmography marathon to know just where each film ranks within his verbal spectrum. Accent charting clearly can't be accomplished overnight, especially when Colin Farrell is involved.

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Deirdre O'Kane to star in British biopic Noble

Irish stand-up comic and actress Deirdre O'Kane (Intermission, Inside I'm Dancing) is set to star in the British biopic Noble at Destiny Films. It focuses on the life of Christina Noble, who overcame a harsh childhood in Ireland to set up a children's foundation and help street children in Vietnam and Mongolia.

The film is being directed by Stephen Bradley (Boy Eats Girl, The Tale of Sweety Barrett) from his own script and he is also producing along with Melanie Gore-Grimes and exec producer Michael J. Hunt. Production begins on Noble this week in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It will shoot there for four weeks before moving to Liverpool until March.

The biopic also stars Liam Cunningham (Safe House, The Guard), Brendan Coyle (The Raven, Perrier's Bounty), Ruth Negga (Breakfast on Pluto, Twelve Years a Slave), Nhu Quynh Nguyen (Pearls of the Far East) and Sarah Greene (The Guard
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Casting: Irvine, Theron, O'Kane, Bell


Jeremy Irvine ("War Horse"), Lucas Till ("X-Men: First Class") and Alex Pettyfer ("Magic Mike") will test for the male lead opposite Shailene Woodley in "Divergent" at Summit Entertainment.

Neil Burger helms this adaptation of Veronica Roth's young-adult novel, the story has a futuristic setting and follows 16-year-old Beatrice Prior, who Woodley is set to play. [Source: Variety]

Inherent Vice

Charlize Theron and Robert Downey Jr. are said to be circling Paul Thomas Anderson’s next film, the adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel "Inherent Vice." Megan Ellison is producing. [Source: Showbiz 411]


Deirdre O'Kane ("Intermission") is set to star in Stephen Bradley's British biopic "Noble" at Destiny Films. Production began this week in Vietnam.

The story follows the life of Christina Noble, an Irish woman who overcomes a harsh childhood to help street children and their families in Vietnam and Mongolia. Brendan Coyle, Liam Cunningham, Ruth Negga, Nhu Quynh Nguyen and Sarah Greene also star.
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Berberian Sound Studio, The Imposter and Broken triumph at British Independent Film Awards (with video)

The stars turned out in force last night for the 15th Moët British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate in London.

Last night's glittering event was a who's who of British cinema and was hosted by actor James Nesbitt fresh off the set of The Hobbit.

Attending the star-studded event was Jude Law who received the Variety Award, and acting legend Michael Gambon who won the coveted Richard Harris Award.

Other guests included Terence Stamp, Billy Connolly, Tom Hiddleston, Terry Gilliam, Peter Capaldi, Olivia Coleman, Idris Elba, John Hurt, Tom Felton, Andrea Riseborough, Elle Fanning, Ruth Wilson, Felicity Jones, Holliday Grainger, Edith Bowman and Noomi Rapace.

Past nominees, patrons and supporters of Bifa celebrated the 15th birthday of the awards by posing for a group picture (see above) taken by official photographer Idil Sukan.

Berberian Sound Studio triumphed at the British Independent Film Awards, picking up four trophies for Best Director,
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The Winners Announced for British Independent Film Awards 2012

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The British Independent Film Awards celebrated its fifteenth year tonight, with James Nesbitt returning to host, and Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers) making up part of the jury.

The awards continue to celebrate the finest films in the British independent industry, and after another year of brilliant productions from our shores, it can’t have been easy to choose between them.

But of course, decisions must be made, and the results are now in.

Coming away with the top prize of the night is Rufus NorrisBroken, starring Cillian Murphy, Tim Roth, and Rory Kinnear, winning the Best British Independent Film Award, as well as the Best Supporting Actor Award for Kinnear.

Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, and Amy Jump’s writing earned them the Best Screenplay Award for Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers, following months of critical acclaim since its debut at Cannes back in May. The film will be getting its
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British Independent Film Awards nominations announced in London

The nominations for the 15th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards have been unveiled in London.

They were announced by patron Adrian Lester (above), the Birmingham-born actor whose credits include The Day After Tomorrow and TV series Being Human, Bonekickers, Merlin and Hustle.

In a statement, joint directors of the awards Johanna von Fischer & Tessa Collinson said: "In this our 15th year, we are delighted to welcome back six-time former host James Nesbitt.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated Pre-Selection Committee who watched over 200 films in order to produce the 2012 nominations, which once again reflect the diverse range of British film talent, and also welcome this year's appointed independent jury who will now spend the next month considering the nominated films."

The highest number of nominations this year goes to Broken with 9 nominations including Best Film, Best Director and Best Debut Director for Rufus Norris,
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British Independent Film Awards Nominations Announced

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Celebrating its fifteenth year, The Moët British Independent Film Awards have now been announced, honouring some of the finest independent films released in Britain this year.

This year’s awards will be held on 9th December, and you can be sure we’ll be bringing you the results on the night as they come in. It’s been another excellent year for British cinema, and it’s always nice to see films like these get the recognition they deserve.

Last year, Paddy Considine’s powerful directorial debut, Tyrannosaur, swept the top awards, taking Best Film, Best Directorial Debut, and Best Actress; Lynne Ramsay took home the Best Director award for We Need to Talk About Kevin; and Michael Fassbender’s remarkable performance in Steve McQueen’s Shame was rightfully honoured with Best Actor (whereas the film was sadly absent from the Oscars at the start of the year).

James Nesbitt
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