9 items from 2014
Wim Wenders’ masterful new documentary, The Salt of the Earth, explores the fascinating life and work of acclaimed Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist Sebastião Salgado. Wenders, who co-directs with Salgado’s son, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, takes audiences on a stunning visual journey that chronicles the 40-year career of the elder Salgado through his photography. Sebastião Salgado travelled to over 100 countries for his photographic projects and bore witness to some of the most notable humanitarian events that shaped the world in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. In an exclusive interview, Wenders and Salgado revealed how the project first emerged, why this was an important story to tell, the innovative cinematic tool Wenders devised to film Sebastião as he discussed the genesis of various photographs and the emotions he felt while shooting them, what they discovered in the editing process, how the project brought father and son closer, how »
- Sheila Roberts
When it comes screen legends Al Pacino (Dog Day Afternoon) does not appear to be slowing down as he appears as an aging stage actor in The Humbling directed by Barry Levinson (Men in Black) and as a heartbroken small town locksmith in Manglehorn helmed by David Gordon Green (Joe); both dramas will be getting a North American Premiere at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival.
The Oscar-winning thespian will also kicking off the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival by having an on-stage conversation about his career at the Tiff Bell Lightbox on September 3, 2014 at 7 p.m.. “We’re thrilled to have Al Pacino participate in our third annual Tiff Gala,” stated Maxine Bailey, VP of Advancement at Tiff. “This important event raises much-needed funds that allow Tiff to continue our free year-round activities like Reel Comfort, a programme that brings films and special guests to mental health patients at Toronto hospitals, »
- Trevor Hogg
As we eagerly await Wim Wenders‘ next narrative effort, the James Franco-led 3D drama Every Thing Will Be Fine, the legendary director has been hard at work on another project, the documentary The Salt of the Earth. Exploring a globe-spanning journey of Sebastião Salgado, the famous Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist, the film premiered at Cannes to favorable reviews and […] »
- Leonard Pearce
London — Twenty-four up-and-coming European producers have been selected to take part in European Film Promotion’s networking platform Producers on the Move at the Cannes Film Festival.
The event, which runs May 17-19, aims to help the producers work together to push forward projects. The program receives coin from the European Union’s Media Program and the Efp member organizations.
The schedule of the event includes working sessions, one-to-one speed-dating meetings and other opportunities to exchange knowledge and discuss future projects.
Efp is teaming up with TV channel Arte and pan-European co-production fund Eurimages for the event. For the first time, Eurimages has prepared a case study exclusively for Efp’s program to be discussed under the direction of Eurimages executive director Roberto Olla.
Efp said that 17 co-productions are in development following last year’s Producers on the Move program. One recent success story is the coming-of-age feature “The Word, »
- Leo Barraclough
Among the many surprises in the yummy Cannes Film Festival lineup is the absence of German auteur Wim Wenders' eagerly awaited 3D redemption drama "Every Thing Will Be Fine," once thought to be a Main Competition candidate. But we will see "The Salt of the Earth," a documentary Wenders codirected by Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, screening in the Un Certain Regard sidebar, which makes room for edgier fare. Plus, the Cannes vet and two-time Fipresci prize winner's Palme d'Or-anointed classic "Paris, Texas" (1984) will also screen in the Classics section. It could be that "Every Thing Will Be Fine" will take the alternative, late-summer route to Venice, especially given that one of his upcoming projects is a 3D tribute to Venetian architecture. Or, even later, it could head to Telluride, where Wenders likes to hang with buddy Werner Herzog, or even his home town festival Berlin next February, where his first foray into 3D documentary, »
- Ryan Lattanzio
With McAdams out, Passengers will have to find a new female lead, as they did when Reese Witherspoon backed out earlier in the production process, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Produced by Reeves and Stephen Hamel’s Company Films with financial backing from Wayfare Films, the project is at a standstill.
The Weinstein Co. had acquired rights to the movie following the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, but have since withdrawn from the project, likely due to its production delays. CAA will now have to find a new U.S. distributor for the science-fiction effort.
'Passengers' Production Delayed
With the conflict between Ukraine and neighbouring Russia escalating over the weekend, the organisers of the Odessa International Film Festival (Oiff) have reaffirmed their determination to stage the fifth edition from July 11-19.
“We will do everything possible for it to happen,” the festival declared in a communiqué, explaining that “while grieving for the deceased [on the Maidan Square in Kiev], we must think about the future”.
In response to the events of the past weeks, Oiff’s 2014 line-up will include films about the role of civil society in Ukraine and in the world.
“2014 is going to be a difficult year, so the festival will run without any unnecessary glitz,” the festival observed. “All the efforts will be focused on maintaining the festival’s international level and selecting a top-quality line-up.”
Oiff’s international profile has been given a boost by an Advisory Board consisting of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg’s Kirsten Niehuus, Unifrance’s Joël Chapron, the Israel Film Fund’s Katriel Schory, German »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Martin Blaney)
The movie centres around a family all marked by their own mental illnesses.
They struggle to find a place of happiness in a world that does not understand them.
Maladies will arrive in cinemas in March. »
As we close out our first full week of 2014, today brings a batch of images from a handful of upcoming features. First up is easily our most-anticipated of the batch, Wim Wenders‘ 3D drama, Every Thing Will Be Fine, which stars James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Rachel McAdams. The drama follows Tomas, a man whose accidental killing of a young [...] »
- Jack Cunliffe
9 items from 2014
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