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Berlinale 2012. Brillante Mendoza's "Captive" Among First Competition Films

19 December 2011 9:13 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The Berlin International Film Festival has just announced the first five films lined up for the Competition and five more for the Berlinale Special. The 62nd edition runs from February 9 through 19.

Update: The Berlinale's also announced that the members of the International Jury, presided over by Mike Leigh, will be Anton Corbijn, Asghar Farhadi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jake Gyllenhaal, François Ozon, Boualem Sansal and Barbara Sukowa.

 

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Captive

France/Philippines/Germany/Great Britain

By Brillante Mendoza (Serbis, Kinatay, Lola)

With Isabelle Huppert, Katherine Mulville, Marc Zanetta

World premiere

From Ioncinema: "Based on a real-life event that occurred in 2001. It centers on Thérèse Bourgoin (Huppert), a French woman who works for a humanitarian organization on Palawan Island in the Philippines. While she is transporting equipment to Puerto Princesa, she is kidnapped by mistake with a colleague by Muslim extremist group Abu Sayyaf, who are fighting for Mindanao independence."

 

Dictado (Childish Games)

Spain

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First Wave of Berlinale Titles Announced; ‘Flowers of War’ and New Herzog Documentary to Play

19 December 2011 8:59 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Now that the fall “awards festival” circuit is finally at a close — but with Sundance looming in the distance — it’s easy to forget about Biff — the Berlin International Film Festival, that is. (See, I even have to give the name.) This might have something to do with their less-than-huge lineup; in terms of films playing in competition, last year’s biggest art house title was The Turin Horse, while the most mainstream was probably Margin Call. Nothing too slim, but not much compared to Cannes, Venice, or Tiff.

The first round of titles to play this coming February (via Twitch) do carry a few major titles, though. Among them are The Flowers of War (which we were quite ecstatic about), Guy Maddin‘s Keyhole, Extremely Loud…, Kevin Macdonald‘s Bob Marley documentary, and an expansion of Werner Herzog‘s Into the Abyss. A few other foreign titles carry potential, »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Farhan Akhtar’s Don 2 to screen at Berlin International Film Festival

19 December 2011 8:30 AM, PST | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

Don—The King is Back (Don 2) directed by Farhan Akhtar will have a special screening at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. The festival announced on Monday the first five films for Competition and films to be screened at Berlinale Special.

Don 2 is an Indo-German co-production and will release in theatres in India on December 23, 2011. Mathias Schwerbrock of Germany is associated with the film as a co-producer along with Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani and Gauri Khan.

The other films to be screened at Berlinale Special are: documentary Marley by Kevin Macdonald from Great Britain and the USA, the Spanish film La chispa de la vida by Álex de la Iglesia, Guy Maddin’s Keyhole from Canada, as well as Werner Herzog’s documentary series Death Row from the USA.

The 62nd Berlin International Film Festival will be held from February 9-19, 2012.

The first five titles in Competition:

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2012 Berlin Fest Names First Films; ‘Extremely Loud’ And ‘Flowers Of War’ Make List

19 December 2011 4:51 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Jake Gyllenhaal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Anton Corbijn Get Berlin Festival Jury Duty The 62nd Berlin International Film Festival has set its first five competition films, and has selected the Stephen Daldry-directed Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close and the Zhang Yimou-directed The Flowers Of War to screen out of competition. The selected productions and co-productions are from Indonesia, Spain, the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong/China, the Philippines, Great Britain, Germany, the U.S. and France. Here are the films so far: Captive, France/Philippines/Germany/Great Britain. By Brillante Mendoza (Serbis, Kinatay, Lola.) With Isabelle Huppert, Katherine Mulville, Marc Zanetta. World premiere. Dictado (Childish Games), Spain. By Antonio Chavarrías (Susanna, Volverás, Las vidas de Celia) With Juan Diego Botto, Barbara Lennie, Mágica Pérez. World premiere. Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close, USA By Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours, The Reader) With Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow, »

- MIKE FLEMING

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The Flowers Of War / Jin Ling Shi San Chai (2011) Movie Trailer

10 December 2011 9:41 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The Flowers of War Trailer, Jin líng shí san chai Trailer. Yimou Zhang‘s The Flowers of War / Jin líng shí san chai (2011) movie trailer stars Christian Bale, Paul Schneider, and Shigeo Kobayashi. The Flowers of War‘s plot synopsis: Based on a historical novel by Yan Geling, and shot with a mixture of Chinese and English dialogue (and some Japanese), the film has Bale playing “John Haufman, a salty mortician who apparently has come to town to bury the priest of a cathedral in Nanking. The cathedral also has a school for girls, and with war waging all around and the priest dead, John dons the priests’ vestments and works out a temporary reprieve from the rampaging Japanese soldiers…’The Flowers Of War’ focuses on the Nanjing Massacre in 1937, when thousands of inhabitants of the then-capital Nanjing were murdered by invading Japanese troops.”

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The Flowers Of War Trailer Online

20 October 2011 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Though it doesn’t yet have overseas distribution, Zhang Yimou’s latest, war epic The Flowers Of War, is already being entered by China as its submission to the foreign-language Oscar category. Now the trailer has arrived online and can be watched below.Christian Bale stars as missionary John Haufman, who is caught up in the chaos in Nanking as the Japanese Imperial Army overran the Chinese capital city in 1937.Haufman helped a group of schoolgirls and prostitutes to escape the invading forces, at a time when many of them were being killed or captured to be used as escorts for the troops.Liu Heng adapted the script from Yan Geling’s novel 13 Flowers Of Nanjing, and the film also stars Paul Schneider and Shigeo Kobayashi. From the looks of the final result, Zhang certainly didn’t skimp on the visuals, and with Bale providing a solid core, this is »

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Christian Bale goes to China for bloodshed and prostitutes in the trailer for The Flowers of War

20 October 2011 3:23 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Before he cleans up the streets of Gotham next summer in The Dark Knight Rises, Christian Bale will travel back in time for some heroism and carnage in The Flowers Of War, from director Zhang Yimou (House Of Flying Daggers, Hero). This international trailer doesn't exactly lay out the story in any real sensible way, but the movie is China's official selection for the Best Foreign Film Oscar, so it's gotta be some powerful stuff. It definitely meets the quotient for the War part of the title. »

- Dave Davis

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Christian Bale’s The Flowers Of War Trailer

20 October 2011 2:13 PM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

There’s a new trailer for the the Chinese war drama The Flowers of War, the true life story of an American mortician who gets stuck in China as the Japanese invade the capital city of Nanking. The story in The Flowers of War, based on Yan Geling’s novel The 13 Women of Nanjing, will see Christian [...]

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- Allan Ford

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International Trailer for Zhang Yimou’s The Flowers Of War Starring Christian Bale

20 October 2011 10:27 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The international trailer for Zhang Yimou's war drama The Flowers of War (formerly 13 Flowers of Nanjing) has gone online.  Christian Bale stars as a Jesuit priest in a story about a group of people who take refuge inside a cathedral as the invading Japanese Imperial Army takes over Nanking in 1937.  If you want any further clarification on that plot, the trailer may not help you out.  Whereas most trailer we see provide some kind of narrative or over-arching theme, this one is a mish-mash of important scenes that don't seem to have any particular order.  In one scene Bale is acting heroic and responsible and in another he's drunk and looking for whores and it's tough to see how he got from A to B.  Yimou looks like he's pulled off some interesting battles that almost look like he's trying to blend the wuxia style of his Hero with the »

- Matt Goldberg

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Watch: Trailer For Christian Bale & Zhang Yimou’s Oscar Contending ‘The Flowers Of War’

20 October 2011 9:52 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After winning his first Oscar last year for "The Fighter," can Christian Bale make it a repeat this year? Judging by the first international trailer for Zhang Yimou's Oscar-contending "The Flowers Of War," we somehow doubt it, but the scale of the film does look impressive even if the tone seems somewhat uneven. China’s official entry for this year’s Oscars, "The Flowers Of War" focuses on the Nanjing Massacre in 1937, when thousands of inhabitants of the then-capital Nanjing were murdered by invading Japanese troops. Bale plays an American priest named John who shelters prostitutes and students during the attack,… »

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Mickey Rourke And Kellan Lutz To Co-Star In Indonesian Actioner 'Java Heat'

10 October 2011 10:01 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There's a long history of Hollywood plundering Asian action stars for their own, from Bruce Lee to Jay Chou, but aside from the occasional exception (who could forget Paul Rudd in "Gen-y Cops?" Answer: everyone), the exchange rarely works the other way. But with investment from China and elsewhere becoming more and more important, the balance is starting to tip a little. Kevin Spacey is starring in Chinese picture "Inseparable" and Christian Bale took the lead in Zhang Yimou's "The Flowers Of War," while Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling are heading East for the Bangkok-set "Only God Forgives." And… »

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New Poster for Director Zhang Yimou’s The Flowers of War

3 October 2011 8:50 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

I’m kind of pumped for director Zhang Yimou’s “The Flowers of War”, and I’m not (overly) ashamed to admit that it’s because of Christian Bale. Well, mostly, anyway. After all, I have seen “House of Flying Daggers” numerous times, so the combination of a talented filmmaker and a skilled actor is just too appealing to ignore. Unfortunately, Yimou’s latest cinematic endeavor has yet to find Stateside distribution. However, for those of you in China, “The Flowers of War” opens in theaters on December 16th, 2011. Lucky you! Damn it. The plot synopsis you secretly crave awaits: The Flowers Of War takes place during the Nanjing Massacre in 1937, when thousands of Chinese civialians living in the capital city Nanjing were murdered by invading Japanese troops. Bale plays an American priest named John who shelters prostitutes and students during the attack. With a budget of $90 million, the film »

- Todd Rigney

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Christian Bale Arranges "The Flowers Of War"

1 October 2011 12:54 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

The historical dramatic war feature "The Flowers of War" (aka "Nanjing Heroes", "13 Flowers of Nanjing"), starring Christian Bale ("The Rise Of The Dark Knight") is directed by Zhang Yimou.

The film has been selected as the Chinese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the upcoming 84th Academy Awards :

"...'The Flowers Of War' is set in 1937, Nanjing, China during the 'Nanking Massacre', at the time of the 'Second Sino-Japanese War'. A group of escapees, finding sanctuary in a Church compound, risk their lives as they struggle to survive the plight and persecution brought on by the violent invasion of the city, with 'John Magee' (Bale), an American priest, helping to save the lives of many Chinese people..."

With an estimated budget of $90 million, dialogue in the film was shot 40% in English and the remainder in Mandarin Chinese.

"The Flowers of War" will be released in China, »

- Michael Stevens

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Poster for Yimou’s The Flowers Of War with Christian Bale

1 October 2011 2:28 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

One of the more anticipated movies due out later this year around these parts is director Zhang Yimou's new one, The Flowers Of War. On its own, Yimou's name is enough to draw attention with films like Hero, House Of Flying Daggers and Raise The Red Lantern under his belt, but when you add in a talent like Christian Bale as he has with this film, it's hard not to get real excited, real quickly. »

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Poster for Yimou’s The Flowers Of War with Christian Bale

1 October 2011 2:28 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

One of the more anticipated movies due out later this year around these parts is director Zhang Yimou's new one, The Flowers Of War. On its own, Yimou's name is enough to draw attention with films like Hero, House Of Flying Daggers and Raise The Red Lantern under his belt, but when you add in a talent like Christian Bale as he has with this film, it's hard not to get real excited, real quickly. »

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Posters for Johnny Depp's The Rum Diary and Christian Bale's The Flowers of War have been revealed

26 September 2011 11:35 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

We have a couple of new posters for you guys today! The first is actually a rather cool-looking one for Johnny Depp's upcoming Hunter S. Thompson-ing in The Rum Diary. I'm still on the fence as to whether or not the film will be any good, but the trailer and this poster are definitely fun, which is a good sign. On the flip side, though, is a new poster for the Yimou Zhang (House Of Flying Daggers, Hero) film The Flowers Of War starring Christian Bale. The picture, according to »

- George Merchan

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First Poster Art for Zhang Yimou's Oscar Hopeful Flowers of War with Christian Bale Not Inspired

26 September 2011 12:41 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Picking the right poster art is an art in itself, and China's treatment for its official Oscar submission, Zhang Yimou's $90 million The Flowers Of War, leaves much to be desired. I saw 20 minutes of footage at the Toronto Film Festival, where the producers were seeking to sell the film, which stars Christian Bale as a guy who becomes the reluctant saviour to a group of innocent school girls as well as some hardened prostitutes who take refuge at a cathedral during the horrific 1937 Nanking massacre. Ideally the filmmakers want to close a deal with a North American distributor in time for a year-end Oscar-qualifying release. The film opens December 16 in Asia. Finding the right home would help to find the right way to position the film, which will require delicate handling. Full poster below. [poster via ThePlaylist] »

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Two New The Flowers Of War Posters Starring Christian Bale

26 September 2011 7:00 AM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Here are two new international posters for The Flowers of War (formerly called Heroes of Nanking), a historical Chinese epic starring Christian Bale and directed by Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers). The story in The Flowers of War, based on Yan Geling’s novel The 13 Women of Nanjing, will see Bale as an [...]

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- Allan Ford

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New Poster For Bale’s The Flowers Of War

26 September 2011 5:06 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Here is a first look at the Christian Bale (The Dark Knight) starring chinese epic The Flowers Of War. Director Yimou (House Of Flying Daggers) Zhang’s film is based on the bestselling novel by Gelin Yan that focuses on Chinese sex workers, who in 1937 volunteered to take the places of university students as escorts for the invading Japanese soldiers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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News Shorts: September 24th 2011

24 September 2011 1:33 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Some great new stills from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and set photos of Robert Downey Jr. in disguise and Rachel McAdams shooting Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

Poster for The Human Centipede Part II, The Iron Lady, Man on a Ledge, Jack and Jill, Goon, The Rum Diary and Winnie.

"Millennium Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Oren Moverman's Toronto International Film Festival critical smash "Rampart" and will release the film theatrically this year, putting it into Oscar contention.…" (full details)

"Next week Disney is expected to announce production on "Lone Ranger" will finally begin in January or February 2012 with the three main cast members staying in place…" (full details)

"Jonathan W. Stokes' dark comedy script Murders and Acquisitions" has been sold by KatzSmith to Warner Bros. Pictures. The story follows a fired CEO who hires an assassin to kill the corporate raider who stole his company… »

- Garth Franklin

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