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The Reality of a Reflection: An Exploration of Jean-Luc Godard's Filmography

  • MUBI
Mubi's retrospective For Ever Godard is showing from November 12, 2017 - January 16, 2018 in the United States.Jean-Luc Godard is a difficult filmmaker to pin down because while his thematic concerns as an artist have remained more or less consistent over the last seven decades, his form is ever-shifting. His filmography is impossible to view in a vacuum, as his work strives to reflect on the constantly evolving cinema culture that surrounds it: Godard always works with the newest filmmaking technologies available, and his films have become increasingly abstracted and opaque as the wider culture of moving images has become increasingly fragmented. Rather than working to maintain an illusion of diegetic truth, Godard’s work as always foreground its status as a manufactured product—of technology, of an industry, of on-set conditions and of an individual’s imagination. Mubi’S Godard retrospective exemplifies the depth and range of Godard’s career as
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Win Viceroy’s House on Blu-ray

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Author: Competitions

Based on the true story of the final months of British rule in India, Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’S House will release in the UK on Digital Download 24 July 2017 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on 7 August 2017. To celebrate, we’re giving away 2 Blu-ray copies!

The release coincides with the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan. After 300 years of British rulers, the last Viceroy, Lord Mountbatten, was charged with handing India back to its people. It is a story that is deeply personal to Gurinder, whose own family was caught up in the tragic events that unfolded as the Raj came to an end.

The film’s story unfolds within the great House. Upstairs lived Mountbatten, his wife, Lady Mountbatten and daughter; downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim, Sikh servants. As the political elite – Nehru, Jinnah and Gandhi – converged on the House to wrangle
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Salon hires Annabel Wigoder to oversee development and production

  • ScreenDaily
Salon hires Annabel Wigoder to oversee development and production
Former Endemol exec will associate produce feature docs McQueen and Breaking Habits.

UK production outfit Salon Pictures (Churchill, My Name Is Lenny) has hired Annabel Wigoder to oversee the development and production side of its business.

Wigoder was previously head of development for Buckland Pictures and worked in production for Endemol Shine.

She has also worked in script development for Headline Pictures, where she was involved with features including Quartet and The Invisible Woman and TV drama The Man In The High Castle.

She has also worked in a freelance capacity for Film4, BBC Writers Room and Focus Features, and was chosen as ‘One to Watch’ by the Edinburgh International TV Festival.

Wigoder now board as associate producer on Salon Pictures’ feature documentary McQueen, about fashion designer Alexander McQueen, and Breaking Habits, a feature documentary project about a convent of nuns in California who grow marijuana.

Salon founder Paul Van Carter commented: “We have been searching for the
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Luke Newberry interview: In The Flesh, Home Front

Louisa Mellor Apr 21, 2017

We chatted to actor Luke Newberry about his BBC Radio 4 Home Front role, In The Flesh, getting his start in acting and more…

“I’m still umm-ing, how annoying for you!” he says, but interviewing Luke Newberry isn’t annoying in the least. He’s at pains to give proper answers to questions, literally so judging by some of the noises he makes in our half-hour chat. His frustrated ‘aaghs’ and ‘ooohs’ and ‘umms’ are the sound of someone who doesn’t have a ready-made patter and who doesn’t want to just say any old thing.

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When I ask him who would be his dream director, for instance, Newberry pauses, asks if we can come back to it later, pauses
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New Viceroy’s House clip features Hugh Bonneville, Michael Gambon and Simon Callow

New Viceroy’s House Clip debuts online

Pathe have releases a brand new Viceroy’s House clip, which features three of Britain’s acting greats in Hugh Bonneville, Michael Gambon and Simon Callow. Gurinder Chadha‘s film opens in UK cinemas next Friday 3rd March.

The film tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India and its release will coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan.

The British cast is led by Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Paddington) as Lord Mountbatten; Gillian Anderson (The X Files, The Fall) as his wife, Lady Mountbatten; Lily Travers (Kingsman) as their daughter, Pamela; and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, Quartet) and Simon Callow (A Room With A View, Four Weddings and a Funeral) as key civil servants.

The Indian and Pakistani cast is led by Manish Dayal (The Hundred Foot Journey), Huma Qureshi
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A.R. Rahman talks Viceroy’s House music

  • Bollyspice
Viceroy’s House, directed by Gurinder Chadha is releasing nationwide on 3rd March 2017 and stars Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Huma Qureshi and Manish Dayal. The film tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India and its release will coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan.

The film is accompanied by a beautiful and moving score, composed by Oscar and Grammy winning maestro A.R. Rahman. Speaking in a recent interview, Rahman references Viceroy’s House:

“Gurinder’s expectation was to have something very classic, very rooted and at the same time universal. I’ve used the sarangi, a strings and brass orchestra, a lot of flute — mainly classical instruments.”

The official soundtrack for Viceroy’s House coincides its release with the film and will be available to buy on all digital outlets on Friday 3rd March. The album
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See Hugh Bonneville in a new clip from Viceroy’s House

We posted our review of Viceroy’s House from the Berlin Film Festival on Sunday evening (read it here), and now we can share a new clip from the upcoming film, which arrives in cinemas on March 3rd.

The film tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India and its release will coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan.

The British cast is led by Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Paddington) as Lord Mountbatten; Gillian Anderson (The X Files, The Fall) as his wife, Lady Mountbatten; Lily Travers (Kingsman) as their daughter, Pamela; and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, Quartet) and Simon Callow (A Room With A View, Four Weddings and a Funeral) as key civil servants.

The Indian and Pakistani cast is led by Manish Dayal (The Hundred Foot Journey), Huma Qureshi (Gangs of Wasseypur) and Om Puri (The Hundred Foot Journey,
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Viceroy’s House: Two sides of the story emerge in these new character posters

  • HeyUGuys
Author: Zehra Phelan

Two new character posters have arrived for British drama, Viceroy’s House and we can’t help thinking they have a link to Valentine’s Day. With Gillian Anderson gazing lovingly at her Husband, Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) on one side and the young lover’s, Jeet and Aalia cosying up to each other.

Related: Viceroy’s House Trailer and Poster

Viceroy’s House is set in a time where men were seen to rule their women and these posters depict this in a blatant manner with both Lord Mountbatten and Jeet in regal, honourable stances ever so slightly in front of the ladies. Even though fitting for the time, to portray this on promotional posters in the 21st century makes them feel dated. Oh and while we are here does anyone else, after watching our previous trailer post for Viceroy’s House, think Gillian Anderson has
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New clip from Berlin debuter Viceroy’s House

Pathe have debuted a brand new clip from the upcoming drama epic Viceroy’s House, which receives its world premiere in Berlin on Sunday 12th February.

The film tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India and its release will coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan.

The British cast is led by Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Paddington) as Lord Mountbatten; Gillian Anderson (The X Files, The Fall) as his wife, Lady Mountbatten; Lily Travers (Kingsman) as their daughter, Pamela; and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, Quartet) and Simon Callow (A Room With A View, Four Weddings and a Funeral) as key civil servants.

The Indian and Pakistani cast is led by Manish Dayal (The Hundred Foot Journey), Huma Qureshi (Gangs of Wasseypur) and Om Puri (The Hundred Foot Journey, East Is East). The roles of the principal
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‘Arrival,’ ‘La La Land’ Among Film Music Critics Nominees

‘Arrival,’ ‘La La Land’ Among Film Music Critics Nominees
The International Film Music Critics Assn. has announced nominations for the 13th annual Ifmca Awards for excellence in musical scoring in 2016. Leading the pack are Michael Giacchino and Justin Hurwitz with five nominations each, and Abel Korzeniowski, with four.

Giacchino is nominated for his work on comic book fantasy film “Doctor Strange” and the socially conscious box office hit “Zootopia.” In addition, his song “Night on the Yorktown” from “Star Trek Beyond” is up for film music composition of the year. A 36-time Ifmca Award nominee, Giacchino previously received score of the year honors in 2004 for “The Incredibles,” and in 2009 for “Up.”

Hurwitz’s “La La Land” work has already been a force this season, taking home two Golden Globes among countless other prizes. The contemporary homage to Hollywood movie musicals earned him Ifmca noms for score of the year, comedy score, and film music composition of the year. Hurwitz
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Viceroy’s House World Premiere at 67th Berlin International Film Festival

  • Bollyspice
Viceroy’s House by BAFTA nominated director Gurinder Chadha will celebrate its World Premiere at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival on Sunday 12th February 2017.

Gurinder Chadha, director of Viceroy’S House, said: “I am honoured that Viceroy’S House has been selected by the Berlin Film Festival. My film is an inspirational intensely personal true story about the traumatic events that took place at the end of the British Empire in India, events that tore my own family apart. The Festival gives us a brilliant opportunity to showcase my passion project to a global audience.”

Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’S House will be released in cinemas by Pathe in the UK and by Reliance Entertainment in India on 3rd March 2017.

The film tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India and its release will coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan.
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Huma Qureshi’s Viceroy’s House to premiere at Berlin International Film Festival

  • Bollyspice
Huma Qureshi’s debut international film Viceroy’s House is fast becoming the talk of the town. The film is all set to premiere at the Berlinale 2017 on Sunday 12th February 2017.

Directed by acclaimed director Gurinder Chaddha (of Bend it like Beckham fame) this large canvas period film is a historical drama as well as a sweeping love story. The film tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India and its release will coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan.

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Viceroy’s House marks Huma’s big Hollywood debut. Huma is no stranger to international festivals as this will be her third film to be screened at one. Her debut film Gangs of Wasseypur was screened at the Cannes Film Festival 2012 and Dedh Ishqiya, was also screened at Berlin
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First Look: Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’S House

  • Bollyspice
Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House will be released in UK cinemas on 3rd March 2017. The film tells the true story of the final months of the British Rule in India and its release will coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan.

The British cast is led by Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Paddington) as Lord Mountbatten; Gillian Anderson (The X Files, The Fall) as his wife, Lady Mountbatten; Lily Travers (Kingsman) as their daughter, Pamela; and Sir Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, Quartet) and Simon Callow (A Room With A View, Four Weddings and a Funeral) as key civil servants.

The Indian and Pakistani cast is led by Manish Dayal (The Hundred Foot Journey), Huma Qureshi (Gangs of Wasseypur) and Om Puri (The Hundred Foot Journey, East Is East). The roles of the principal political leaders are played by Tanveer Ghani (Nehru), Denzil Smith
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First trailer and poster for ‘Viceroy’s House’ from Gurinder Chadha

Pathe have unveiled the first trailer and poster for Viceroy’s House, the new movie from Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham), which arrives in cinemas next year.

The film tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India and its release will coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan.

Viceroy’s House also boasts quite the impressive cast, including Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Paddington) as Lord Mountbatten; Gillian Anderson (The X Files, The Fall) as his wife, Lady Mountbatten; Lily Travers (Kingsman) as their daughter, Pamela; and Sir Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, Quartet) and Simon Callow (A Room With A View, Four Weddings and a Funeral) as key civil servants.

Here’s the official plot synopsis:

Viceroy’s House in Delhi was the home of the British rulers of India. After 300 years, that rule was coming to an end.
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'Fawlty Towers' actor Andrew Sachs dies aged 86

'Fawlty Towers' actor Andrew Sachs dies aged 86
The beloved, BAFTA-nominated actor had been battling dementia for four years.

British actor Andrew Sachs, famous for playing the hapless Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers, has died aged 86.

He passed away last week in a nursing home according to his wife Melody Sachs. The actor had been battling dementia since 2012.

Sachs became a household name – and earned a BAFTA nomination - after playing Manuel in the John Cleese-fronted sitcom Fawlty Towers, which ran for just 12 episodes between 1975-1979. It is now considered one of the greatest British sitcoms of all time.

Sachs also appeared in numerous films, TV programs and radio shows during his 60-year career, including; Coronation Street, Hitler: The Last Ten Days, the Are You Being Served? movie, Revenge Of The Pink Panther, Quartet and as the narrator in the BAFTA-winning Troubleshooter.

His wife said: “My heart has been broken every day for a long time. I never once
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Thorsten Schumacher launches new venture with 'Chesil Beach' sales

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Thorsten Schumacher launches new venture with 'Chesil Beach' sales
Rocket Science will work across sales, production, finance and distribution.

Former HanWay managing director Thorsten Schumacher has launched his new venture, Rocket Science, which will work across film production, finance, sales and distribution.

The outfit’s first project will be completing sales on Dominic Cooke’s film adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel On Chesil Beach, which is set to star Saoirse Ronan and former Screen Star of Tomorrow Billy Howle.

Rocket Science will have its headquarters in London and is plotting an expansion to Los Angeles in early 2017. The company has backing from investors in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Schumacher commented: “On Chesil Beach is a perfect first project for Rocket Science, as we aim to bring top filmmaking talent together to tell unforgettable stories with universal appeal. It marks the start of what we’re certain will be a great adventure for everyone involved with the company, with the promise
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Former HanWay Chief Thorsten Schumacher Launches Rocket Science

Former HanWay Chief Thorsten Schumacher Launches Rocket Science
London – Former HanWay Films chief Thorsten Schumacher has launched film and TV outfit Rocket Science, whose first project will be to complete sales on Dominic Cooke’s film adaption of Ian McEwan’s novel “On Chesil Beach.”

The company, which will be headquartered in London and will expand to Los Angeles early next year, has financial backing from a consortium of investors from across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Set in England in 1962, “On Chesil Beach” stars Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn,” “Atonement”) and Billy Howle (“The Sense of an Ending,” “The Seagull”) in the lead roles of Florence Ponting and Edward Mayhew, and will be directed by Cooke (“The Hollow Crown”).

“From the precise depiction of two young lovers, to the touching story of how their unexpressed misunderstandings and fears shape the rest of their lives, ‘On Chesil Beach’ is a tender story that shows how the entire course of
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Anniversaries: Dmitri Shostakovich Born 110 Years Ago

  • CultureCatch
Many consider Dmitri Shostakovich the greatest composer of the 20th century. Born September 25, 1906, he might not have lived past his teens if he hadn't been talented. During the famines of the Revolutionary period in Russia, Alexander Glazunov, director of the Petrograd (later Leningrad) Conservatory, arranged for the poor and malnourished Shostakovich's food ration to be increased. Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1, his graduation exercise for Maximilian Steinberg's composition course at the Conservatory, was completed in 1925 at age 19 and was an immediate success worldwide. He was The Party's poster boy; his Second and Third Symphonies unabashedly subtitled, respectively, "To October". (celebrating the Revolution) and "The First of May". (International Workers' Day).

His highly emotional harmonic language is simultaneously tough yet communicative, but his expansion of Mahlerian symphonic structure, dissonances, sardonic irony, and dark moods eventually clashed with the conservative edicts of Communist Party officials. In 1936 he was viciously denounced by Pravda
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Film Review: The Carer

  • CineVue
★★☆☆☆ This British-Hungarian co-production may herald as its protagonist an ailing man unsteady on his feet, but The Carer is a rather twee romp that purposefully treads familiar ground with a predictability that will disinterest as many as it comforts. Set in a middle England county bearing a striking resemblance to Midsomer, the low production values, an overly contrived script and by-the-numbers plot mean that János Edelényi's sophomore feature feels much like a made for Sunday evening TV movie. Reminiscent of both Dustin Hoffman's Quartet and the enormously popular French tearjerker Intouchables, it tells of a renowned actor living out his years as a recluse due to failing health.
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The Carer review – Brian Cox twinkles in touching odd-couple drama

Cox’s adorable grump learns to laugh again in a British film with witty touches from co-writer Gilbert Adair, and only a faint taste of Werther’s Original

Those with unhappy memories of Dustin Hoffman’s Quartet, that sucrose vision of sweet old British thesps in a nursing home, might flinch at this. Brian Cox plays Sir Michael Gifford, an adorably grumpy old Shakespearian actor with the beginnings of Parkinson’s, who makes life hell for his family and nursing staff. But his new home care assistant is Dorottya (Coco König), a cheeky young Hungarian drama student who makes him laugh and reminds him of his younger self. A touching odd-couple friendship commences, which exasperates Sir Michael’s daughter, Sophia (Emilia Fox), and his secretary and former lover, Milly (Anna Chancellor), who are suspicious and maybe a little envious of this new relationship.

This film looks like it’s going
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