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Portuguese filmmaker Miguel Gomes (Arabian Nights) is heading the jury for the international competition at this year’s Mumbai Film Festival, while Turkish director Reha Erdem will preside over the jury for the India Gold section.
Gomes will be joined by filmmakers Tala Hadid and Anurag Kashyap, producer Christine Vachon and Hot Docs president Chris McDonald. Titles selected for the International Competition for first-time filmmakers include Israeli filmmaker Elite Zexer’s Sand Storm and Diamond Island, from French-Cambodian filmmaker Davy Chou (see full line-up below).
Erdem recently won the Special Orizzonti Jury Prize at Venice for Big Big World. He will be joined on the India Gold jury by composer Mychael Danna (Life Of Pi), Hong Kong director Yonfan (Peony Pavilion), Polish director Tomasz Wasilewski (United States Of Love) and critic Stephanie Zacharek.
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Michael O’Shea’s debut to world premiere next week at Cannes Film Festival.
Producer is Susan Leber, whose credits include Sundance winner Down To The Bone directed by Debra Granik and Ti West’s first feature The Roost. She was also supervising producer on Gillian Robespierre’s comedy hit Obvious Child.
O’Shea both wrote and directed this New York story of love, loss and obsession. The story centres on a teenage outsider (Ruffin) who takes refuge from bullies in the apartment he shares with his older brother. To escape his solitude, he immerses »
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London — Protagonist Pictures has taken on worldwide sales rights to first-time filmmaker Michael O’Shea’s debut film “The Transfiguration,” which will have its world premiere in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival next month.
O’Shea wrote and directed this atmospheric New York tale about love, loss… and vampires. The film stars newcomer Eric Ruffin alongside Chloe Levine, who made her film debut in Hilary Brougher’s thriller “Innocence,” and has been cast in the next season of Netflix’s “House of Cards.”
The film is produced by Susan Leber, whose credits include Sundance winner “Down to the Bone,” directed by Debra Granik, and Ti West’s first feature “The Roost.” She was also supervising producer on Gillian Robespierre’s comedy hit “Obvious Child.”
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UK sales team boards Michael O’Shea’s Us drama-horror The Transfiguration.
The film is produced by Susan Leber whose credits include Sundance winner Down To The Bone, directed by Debra Granik, and Ti West’s first feature The Roost. She was also supervising producer on Gillian Robespierre’s comedy hit Obvious Child.
Michael O’Shea both wrote and directed the atmospheric New York tale about love, loss and vampires.
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Stephanie March officially has a new beau. A year after her ex-husband Bobby Flay filed for divorce after ten years of marriage, the Innocence actress has opened her heart to a new man—New York City-based CEO and technology investor Dan Benton. "Its true. She is so happy and he is just lovely," a source told E! News. "They've been together since October. They've kept it quiet until now, but they're crazy about each other. She was happy being single, but this is the next chapter." The couple made their public debut together at the Inaugural Whitney Collection Award presentation in New York City Tuesday clad in black tie »
5 items from 2016
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