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Icon Film Distribution sold to Kaleidoscope

Head of distribution Zak Brilliant has left the company.

After months of speculation, UK distributor Icon Film Distribution has been sold to home entertainment specialists Kaleidoscope and main investor Schneider Media Investments (Smi), a source has confirmed to Screen.

The deal follows a number of misfires for Icon. The company’s early hits included horrors The Babadook and It Follows but expensive disappointments since then have included Russell Crowe-Ryan Gosling starrer The Nice Guys, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Neon Demon, John Michael McDonagh’s War On Everyone and Tom Hanks comedy-drama A Hologram For The King.

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‘The Dark Knight’ still ‘Rises’ at the Oscars: Gary Oldman is 6th Oscar winner from the cast – will Tom Hardy get a turn?

‘The Dark Knight’ still ‘Rises’ at the Oscars: Gary Oldman is 6th Oscar winner from the cast – will Tom Hardy get a turn?
The Dark Knight Rises” (2012) was the only film in Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy not to receive a single Oscar nomination but despite that it has had a pretty good track record at the awards. By the time of its release four of its actors already had Oscars: Christian Bale (“The Fighter”), Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) and Michael Caine (“Hannah and Her Sisters” and “The Cider House Rules”). Then Anne Hathaway won an Oscar for “Les Miserables,” which opened the same year. This year’s Oscars turned out to be pretty good for “The Dark Knight Rises” too, especially for Gary Oldman, the erstwhile Commissioner Gordon who just won Best Actor for “Darkest Hour.” Check out the complete list of Oscar winners here.

Oldman won for his performance as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. It was only the second nomination for the veteran actor,
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Did the 2008 Oscars get it right?

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2008 saw No Country For Old Men, Tilda Swinton and The Golden Compass take home Oscar gold...

Films have a habit of being judged twice at the very least. There’s the instant reaction, through box office and awards season. Then there’s the more circumspect view, as a film has dropped out of the original limelight it bathed in.

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As it's Oscar weekend, therefore, we’re continuing a Den Of Geek tradition, and going back a decade, to see how the films that were rewarded at the 2008 ceremony stand up today. It wasn’t a show without the odd surprise, but it was still one of the least contentious Oscar nights in recent memory, hosted by Jon Stewart. And
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‘Final Portrait’ Trailer: Geoffrey Rush Paints Armie Hammer and Tests His Patience in Stanley Tucci’s Return to Directing — Watch

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‘Final Portrait’ Trailer: Geoffrey Rush Paints Armie Hammer and Tests His Patience in Stanley Tucci’s Return to Directing — Watch
Armie Hammer’s “Call Me by Your Name” follow-up is another Sony Pictures Classics period piece that casts him as an American on a European excursion.

In Paris-set “Final Portrait” — Stanley Tucci’s first film as a writer/director since 2007 (“Blind Date”) — Hammer plays James Lord, a writer who agrees to sit for a 1964 session with Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush). But hasty, distracted Giacometti demands weeks of Lord’s life, and 18 sessions altogether.

More than two decades later, Lord published a nearly 600-page biography of his late friend and patience-tester. Giacometti died in 1966 at age 64, shortly after traveling to New York for an exhibition of his sculptures, lithographs, and paintings at the Museum of Modern Art.

“Final Portrait” premiered at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival, where it earned a B+ from IndieWire. Co-starring three-time Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub, Clémence Poésy (the “Harry Potter” films), and Sylvie Testud (“La Vie en Rose
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Oscars and BAFTAs gender gap: Which years had the most female nominees and winners?

Oscars and BAFTAs gender gap: Which years had the most female nominees and winners?
Over the first three installments of this five-part series on the gender gap at the Academy Awards and BAFTAs, we found that the academy has made much better progress in recent years than their British counterparts. Indeed, if this trajectory continues, the Oscars will soon overtake the BAFTAs and the ratio of women to men will level out much faster. Be sure to read part one (historic overview), part two (last 20 years) and part three (projected trends).

But how have these increases in the number of female nominees panned out in terms of wins? Below, figures 7a and 7b display the percentages of female nominees and winners per decade.

See Oscars and BAFTAs gender gap (Part 1): There have been more male winners than female nominees

Both figures 7a and 7b show a clear progression in each decade of the percentage of nominees and winners who are women, at both the Oscars and BAFTAs.
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Berlin According to Producer Yoko Higuchi-Zitzmann

Berlin According to Producer Yoko Higuchi-Zitzmann
The industry veteran has been to Berlin both as buyer (as head of acquisition at German mini-major Constantin) and producer, most recently of the sleeper hit My Blind Date With Life, which sold to more than 40 countries. She heads to this year’s festival in her new job.

What’s the one item you always take with you to Berlin?

Aspirin. You never get to bed before 3, and you never get out of bed without a hangover.

What’s your favorite Berlin memory?

When La Vie en Rose opened the Berlinale in 2007. I’d just bought the film for...
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Will ‘Darkest Hour’ win Oscar for Best Makeup & Hairstyling just like biopics ‘The Iron Lady,’ ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ and … ?

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Will ‘Darkest Hour’ win Oscar for Best Makeup & Hairstyling just like biopics ‘The Iron Lady,’ ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ and … ?
When it comes to Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the Oscars, films with the most elaborate prosthetics and wigs often prevail, i.e. “Suicide Squad” (2016), “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015) and “Star Trek” (2009). However, biographical films have also been gaining footing in recent years. Whether it’s “The Iron Lady” (2011) turning Meryl Streep into Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, or “Dallas Buyers Club” (2013) molding Matthew McConaughey into AIDS patient Ron Woodroof, Oscar voters love it when famous people are made to look like other famous people. Might “Darkest Hour,” which transforms Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill, be the next biopic to follow this trend?

In “Darkest Hour” Oldman is virtually unrecognizable as the famed British Prime Minister. Directed by Joe Wright, this true-to-life film is set in the first months of his tenure, when he must decide between a negotiated peace with Nazi Germany or a prolonged war. Oldman earned an Oscar nom for Best Actor,
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Top 5 jaw-dropping Oscar nominations that could happen on Tuesday include ‘Mudbound,’ ‘The Florida Project’…

Top 5 jaw-dropping Oscar nominations that could happen on Tuesday include ‘Mudbound,’ ‘The Florida Project’…
What jaw-dropping Oscar nominations could happen Tuesday morning? Though the odds may be against them, we shouldn’t be too surprised if these contenders in top categories are called out during the nominations announcement. Here are the top five most shocking inclusions that might conceivably happen:

See Oscars 2018: Nomination predictions in all 24 categories according to Gold Derby Experts, Editors, and Users combined odds

#5: Steve Carell (“Battle of the Sexes”) in Best Supporting Actor

Have we been underestimating Steve Carell this whole time? A past Best Actor nominee for “Foxcatcher” (2014), Carell has contended at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and Critics Choice Awards for his showy performance as tennis pro Bobby Riggs in “Battle of the Sexes.” True, the fact that he competed as a lead at the Globes and as a supporting actor at SAG could cause some category confusion (just ask Hugh Grant from “Florence Foster Jenkins
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Marion Cotillard on Woody Allen: 'The experience we had together was very odd'

The Midnight in Paris star said she was ‘ignorant’ of stories of alleged sexual abuse and would ‘dig more’ if he asked her to work with him again

Oscar-winning actor Marion Cotillard has spoken about her experience of working with Woody Allen on the set of Midnight in Paris.

The star, who won best actress for La Vie En Rose in 2008, was asked to give her thoughts on Allen after his estranged daughter Dylan Farrow reiterated, in a televised interview, her claim that he sexually abused her.

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Visions of Antarctica by Anne-Katrin Titze

March Of The Penguins director Luc Jacquet on his Wild-Touch Ice & Sky project Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The closing night film of this year's Cannes Film Festival was Luc Jacquet's documentary Ice And The Sky (La Glace Et Le Ciel), featuring the work of glaciologist Claude Lorius on the impact of climate change discovered in Antarctica. Oscar winner for March Of The Penguins, Jacquet, together with Marion Cotillard, who won the Oscar for her portrayal of Édith Piaf in Olivier Dahan's La Vie En Rose (La Môme) and was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for Luc Dardenne and Jean-Pierre Dardenne's Two Days, One Night (Deux Jours, Une Nuit), came to New York for the Wild-Touch official launch of Ice & Sky.

Following their presentation in Le Skyroom on the 8th floor of the French Institute Alliance Française about the new program created with an educational digital cross-disciplinary approach to bring awareness of climate issues,
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Marion Cotillard: five best moments

Our pick of the star’s finest performances to date. What others deserve to be on the list?

Marion Cotillard’s career is one to be marvelled at. Ever since La Vie en Rose, she has won an impressive number of awards for her lead roles in French and American films, performing in French, English and even Polish (The Immigrant, 2013). She has been involved in films set in the past, the present, and even in dreams, playing a range of complex characters. In anticipation of her latest film, Two Days, One Night, which is out in cinemas this month, we took on the challenging task of picking out her Top 5 moments. What do you think? Contribute to the thread below with your own suggestions.

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Sundance Selects Bags Cannes Favourite ‘Two Days, One Night’

The Cannes Film Festival isn’t just a way of promoting and screening film, but also a chance for companies to buy up films for future distribution. Sundance Selects has taken up this opportunity and has acquired the Us distribution rights for Two Days, One Night, set to be directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.

French beauty Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises, La Vie En Rose) signed onto the cast list back in February and will be taking on the lead role. She will play Sandra, a lady who has only one weekend to save her job and has to convince her fellow colleagues to forfeit their bonuses for her to keep working. Cotillard will co-star alongside Olivier Gourmet (Read My Lips) and Fabrizio Rongione (The Child).

From this tiny plot description, I’m guessing this will be a dark comedy. However, since it will star the very serious
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Cannes 2013: Weinsteins Unveil Footage of 'Grace of Monaco', 'Salinger' and 'Mandela'

Anant Singh, Yuen Wo Ping, Harvey Weinstein, Rooney Mara, (unknown), Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz, Michael B. Jordan, Naomie Harris and Ryan Coogler at the Majestic Hotel This evening I attended the Weinstein Co.'s Cannes presentation in which they revealed information, footage and trailers from all of their upcoming 2013 releases, both domestically and abroad. For the most part what was shown has already been seen such as trailers for The Butler, August: Osage County, The Grandmaster and Fruitvale Station plus a clip from Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives, all of which I have included below in this recap of events, which did also feature some new footage from a selection of films. Weinstein himself seemed most proud of the upcoming, Shane Salerno-directed portrait of J.D. Salinger, which is aptly titled Salinger and 2013 Cannes jury member Nicole Kidman was on hand to offer a few words on Grace of Monaco,
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Cannes Film Review: ‘The Past’

Cannes Film Review: ‘The Past’
Asghar Farhadi may have left his native Iran to shoot a picture in Paris starring Berenice Bejo, but in all the ways that count, “The Past” couldn’t feel closer to home. Like 2011′s Oscar-winning “A Separation,” this is an exquisitely sculpted family melodrama in which the end of a marriage is merely the beginning of something else, an indelible tapestry of carefully engineered revelations and deeper human truths. If Farhadi’s sense of narrative construction is almost too incisive at times, costing the drama some focus and credibility in the final reels, he nonetheless maintains a microscopic attention to character, performance and theme that will make this powerfully acted picture a very classy specialty-division prospect.

Few filmmakers today can honestly claim to be working in the Renoir humanist tradition, but “The Past” is the veritable embodiment of the central “Rules of the Game” maxim that everyone has their reasons.
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'The Past' (2013) Movie Review - Cannes Film Festival

Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) has made the trip from Iran to Paris for the first time in four years to finally sign divorce papers, officially ending his marriage to Marie (Berenice Bejo) at her request. Upon his arrival at the airport, Marie sees him through a thick pane of glass. She smiles, he shrugs. The airline has lost his bag and will have to send it to him the following day. They communicate by mouthing words and using hand gestures. One understands the other, but the metaphor is quite clear. At this moment in the film we know nothing about these two people. They could be happily married and he returning home from a business trip and she simply picking him up, but writer/director Asghar Farhadi and cinematographer Mahmoud Kalari's visual representation of the invisible barrier between the two weighs heavy on the rest of the film. Farhadi's The
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France’s Gaumont Picks Up ‘Grace of Monaco’

France’s Gaumont Picks Up ‘Grace of Monaco’
Cannes — Gaumont has nabbed French rights to Nicole Kidman-starrer “Grace of Monaco,” which is to be released Stateside by The Weinstein Company.

Helmed by Olivier Dahan (“La Vie en Rose”) and penned by Arash Amel, the 1962-set pic portrays the part Grace Kelly played in the political conflict between French prexy Charles de Gaulle and Monaco. The same year, Alfred Hitchcock attempted to tempt Kelly back to Hollywood.

Pic is produced by Pierre-Ange Le PogamStone Angels, Uday Chopra at Yrf and Amel at Square Kid.

Pic also stars Tim Roth and Frank Langella.

Repped in international markets by Inferno, the film is already sold worldwide, notably the U.K. (Warner Bros), Germany (Square One) and China (Seven Stars Entertainment).

Gaumont will release the pic, which is in post, on Jan. 29.

The Weinstein Company, which is positioning the film as an Oscar contender, is unveiling the first footage at Cannes.
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Cannes 2013: Weinstein Company Showcase

Cannes 2013: Weinstein Company Showcase
Empire was lucky enough to be invited to the Weinstein Company's slate preview event, with a number of snippets and trailers from Harvey and co.'s future projects shown to a jam-packed auditorium at the Majestic. Here below are a few notes on what we saw...Grace Of Monaco Nicole Kidman took some time off from her jury duties to introduce a five-minute extended trailer for Oliver Dahan’s (La Vie En Rose) Grace Kelly biopic before making her excuses and heading back to Steven Spielberg and the rest of her Cannes colleagues. As seen in the new stills that arrived online earlier this week, there’s not all that much physical similarity between Kidman and the late Princess, but Kidman’s voice is spot on, and the costume design and direction combine to make you almost forget the visual differences. Tim Roth, who plays the Prince of Monaco in this tale of Ms.
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Rezo Takes on ‘Two Women’ with Ralph Fiennes

Rezo Takes on ‘Two Women’ with Ralph Fiennes
Paris-based arthouse shingle Rezo has come on board to co-produce, distribute and handle international sales on Ralph Fiennes starrer “Two Women,” a Russian costume drama that will be helmed by Vera Glagoleva.

Now in pre-production, the pic is based on a play by Russian writer Ivan Turgenev. Set in the Russian countryside at the end of the 19th century, drama turns on the wife of a rich landowner who falls in love with her son’s tutor.

Ralph Fiennes is the Hollywood star who stars in a Russian film, and that’s speaks volume about the universal quality of the script and the creative vision of Vera Glagoleva,” said Laurent Danielou, managing director at Rezo.

French thesp Sylvie Testud (“La Vie en Rose”) has also joined the cast.

Pic is produced Russia’s Horosho Prod.,U.K. distributor Soda Pictures and UK producer David P. Kelly, Gvi Group, Jps. Russian
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Luc Besson’s Animated The Extraordinary Adventures of ADÈLE Blanc-sec

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This summer, let your imagination run free. Journey into an awe-inspiring world of action fantasy and visual wonder with popular French comics heroine Adèle Blanc-Sec as she leaps from the pages to the screen! On August 13, 2013, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with EuropaCorp, invite families and the young-at-heart across America to be captivated by one of the most highly anticipated international motion pictures of all time when Luc Besson’s The Extraordinary Adventures Of ADÈLE Blanc-sec unleashes on DVD and on two-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack. The Blu-ray combo pack allows viewers to enjoy The Extraordinary Adventures Of ADÈLE Blanc-sec on the platform of their choice and includes spectacular movie presentation on Blu-ray, DVD and a digital copy of the movie compatible with PC, Mac, iTunes, iPhone and AppleTV.

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Brimming with heart-pounding action, breathtaking cinematography and visceral special effects, this acclaimed feature illustrates the magical power of moviemaking,
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Cannes: 'Grace of Monaco' Images Preview Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly (Exclusive Photos)

Cannes: 'Grace of Monaco' Images Preview Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly (Exclusive Photos)
Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman, wasn’t finished in time for Cannes, but images of Kidman as Hollywood starlet-turned-princess Grace Kelly whet the appetite for Olivier Dahan’s historical drama. Photos: Carlton Hotel: Where it All Happened in Cannes The shots suggest Dahan is not taking a lookalike approach for the film, something Kidman, speaking to THR in fall 2012 when Grace still was shooting, confirmed. “I’m not trying to re-create Grace, just capture her essence. Like [Dahan’s Edith Piaf drama] La Vie en Rose, this is more of an art movie than a strict biopic.” The

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