5 items from 2016
Kill Zone 2, retitled from the slightly less badass sounding Spl 2: A Time For Consequences, is actually a follow-up to Wilson Yip’s 2005 film Kill Zone rather than a direct sequel, though the frenzied, bone-breaking action of the original is kept intact and even kicked up a few notches. Directed by Cheang Pou-soi, the film is a pan-Asian noir-thriller with a body-harvesting element, a twist that’s sure to capture genre fans’ attention.
But underneath its gory premise lies a simple, blistering exhibition of exhilarating martial arts choreography starring the (former?) pride of Thailand, Tony Jaa, and a couple of talented, fast-kicking up-and-comers in the form of Zhang Jin and Wu Jing. The action is brutal, elegantly staged and so fast that you’ll feel your hair blow back as the kicks whiz back and forth, but it’s the woefully improbable narrative that gives the movie a strange, »
- Bernard Boo
Eve is a 3D movie set in a futuristic & poetic universe without any dialog that captures the last moments of humanity on earth before nature resumes his duties."
According to First showing, The short film was shot and imagined by a large team of French professionals which included Joséphine Derobe as the 3D stereographer, who worked on Pina by Wim Wenders. It's both written and directed by French filmmaker and concept artist Eric Gandois, who did storyboards for Lucy and From Paris with Love.
While the phrase “it takes two to tango” screams out as something even less meaningful than a cliche, for a dance style that needs as much precision and timing as it does rhythm and dexterity, finding that perfect partner is a one in a million dream. However, if you do ever find that right partner, as seen in the new documentary Our Last Tango, much can be forgiven or forgotten.
Director German Kral introduces us to two of the greatest tango dancers, Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, as they discuss their partnership both on and off the dance floor. However, and anyone with any knowledge of director Wim Wenders’ recent work will recognize his influence (he’s a producer on the picture), as we don’t spend all of our time watching these two dancers cut a rug (we’re really stocking up cliches today). Much like Wenders’ Pina, »
- Joshua Brunsting
U.K. sales banner Embankment has acquired Wim Wenders’ “Submergence,” an epic love story with Oscar-nominated Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl”) and James McAvoy (“X-Men”) in the run up to Berlin Film Festival.
One of the most buzzed-about projects to be pitched at next month’s European Film Market, “Submergence” is being produced by Cameron Lamb’s Lila 9th Productions with France’s Backup Media (“Still Alice”), Germany’s Neue Road Movies and Spain’s Morena Films.
Vikander is set to star as Danielle, an ocean explorer facing a terrifying, pioneering descent into the Arctic abyss. McAvoy stars as her soulmate James, a contractor held captive by African jihadists. Facing life-or-death situations and separated by thousands of miles, each finds solace in memories of their romance and deep emotional connection to overcome their ordeals.
- Elsa Keslassy and Leo Barraclough
London — Sofia Neves has joined international sales and film financing company WestEnd Films as director of sales, and will attend next month’s European Film Market in Berlin. Neves previously worked with WestEnd co-founders Eve Schoukroun, Maya Amsellem and Sharon Harel-Cohen at Capitol Films.
Neves started her career with producer Paulo Branco. In 2005 she joined the sales department of Capitol Films, run by Jane Barclay and Sharon Harel, and then moved to HanWay Films in 2008, run by Jeremy Thomas and Tim Haslam, as director of sales and distribution. In 2014, she took on the role of distribution analyst at the production finance department of the British Film Institute’s Film Fund.
During her sales career, Neves has handled titles like Nick Cassavettes’ “Alpha Dog,” Sidney Lumet’s “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead,” Robert Altman’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” John Maybury’s “The Edge of Love,” Sam Taylor-Johnson’s “Nowhere Boy, »
- Leo Barraclough
5 items from 2016
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