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2011 Venice Days: Lou Ye, Amigorena, Vallée, Youssef, Elkabetz and Frederick Wiseman

Now that we're done salivating over the unveiling of the Gala and Special Presentation screenings for 2011 Toronto Int. Film Festival, we now put our attention on the official selection of the Venice Film Festival sidebar know as Venice Days. Director Giorgio Gosetti has mounted an edition that includes some gem auteurs and newbie filmmakers we've been keeping tabs on for the better half of 2010/2011. For the most part consists of French productions and of the "12 feature films in the Official Selection, three Special Events, one short opening film and two special collaborations," Lou Ye's Love and Bruises - a film that was a tad not ready for Cannes is indeed ready to go on the Lido. We've been thinking great things about the film the moment Tahar Rahim was announced as the lead, hot tempered character. The second name that sticks out is vet documentarian Frederick Wiseman who last explored
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Transmedia picks up high-profile titles

Transmedia picks up high-profile titles
LONDON -- Startup British indie distributor Transmedia Pictures said Monday it has picked up all U.K. and Ireland rights to a pair of high-profile titles for its fledgling theatrical distribution arm including the Juliette Binoche starrer A Few Days In September, directed by Santiago Amigorena. Established by chairman and CEO Simon Caplan less than two years ago, Transmedia also has secured all U.K. and Ireland rights to Anthony Byrne's feature writing and directorial debut Short Order, which Caplan says will be released under the title Life Is a Buffet. Caplan secured the rights to September from French production and sales house Gemini Films, and says he plans to roll it out across the U.K. "early next year." The Weinstein Co. has U.S. rights to the picture that also stars Nick Nolte and John Turturro and details the story of a rogue CIA agent trying to protect his son and estranged daughter.

Binoche Under Cover

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Hollywood star Juliette Binoche prepared for her role in new thriller A Few Days in September by meeting with real-life secret agents. The Santiago Amigorena-directed movie sees Binoche star as a member of the French secret service, and she made sure she had first-hand espionage experience for the role. She says, "I was able to understand that you can never really retire as a secret agent, because you will always have secrets. I think an actor needs a certain realism and truth to be real on the screen."

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