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Other masterclasses to be held by Dumont, Gray, Kiarostami and philosopher Debray.
The 13th Marrakech International Film Festival (Nov 29-Dec 7) has announced the directors who will conduct this year’s masterclasses.
Dumont is currently finishing P’tit Quinquin, a police miniseries for the Franco-German channel Arte.
Us director, screenwriter and producer James Gray will host the next masterclass on Dec 2. This year, Gray directed Cannes competition title The Immigrant and produced Guillaume Canet’s Blood Ties. He will preside over the international jury at the Rome Film Festival this month.
The following day (Dec 3), Iran director and screenwriter Abbas Kiarostami will share his memories and thoughts about film.
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Worldview Entertainment has signed on to finance and produce Takashi Miike’s crime thriller, The Outsider, starring Tom Hardy. Andrew Baldwin wrote the screenplay based on an idea by Linson Entertainment’s John Linson, who will produce with Art Linson alongside Worldview’s Christopher Woodrow and Molly Conners and Qed’s Bill Block. Worldview’s Maria Cestone and Sarah E. Johnson will executive produce with Anton Lessine and Sasha Shapiro.
The Outsider is an epic crime thriller about an American former G.I. in post-wwii Japan who joins a Yakuza crime family.
Principal photography will commence in Japan in early 2014. Qed International will handle foreign sales and introduce the film to buyers next week at the American Film Market (Afm), while CAA, who packaged and arranged financing, will represent domestic rights.
- Michelle McCue
The grass is always greener on the other side, especially if that side happens to be Manhattan, the home of the American Dream. Luckily for Polish immigrant Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard), a charming American man called Bruno Weiss (Joaquin Phoenix) takes and interest in her and sweeps her off her feet and onto a boat to the promised land… where he forces her into a life of prostitution.
Yes, if Grand Theft Auto IV taught us anything, it’s that things don’t always go well for Eastern Europeans who travel to the USA in the hopes of finding a new lease on life. So it goes for Ewa in the new international trailer for The Immigrant, the latest offering from director and co-writer James Gray, who has previously worked with Cotillard in crime drama Blood Ties and with Phoenix on multiple ...
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- H. Shaw-Williams
Check out seven character posters for Guillaume Canet's Blood Ties starring Billy Crudup, Clive Owen, Mila Kunis, Marion Cotillard, Zoe Saldana, James Caan, Lili Taylor, Noah Emmerich and Matthias Schoenaerts. Roadside Attractions distributes the film in N. American theaters, which has to still find a U.S. release date. Blood Ties premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, and was last seen at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The story tells of a brother (Crudup) who asks his older sibling (Owen) to return to a life of crime in order to help out their family. Canet directs and also wrote the screenplay alongside James Gray adapted from the French novel "Les liens du sang." »
A number of new posters have landed online. Briefly: August: Osage County – The new poster for director John Wells’ adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play presents the mother-daughter duo of Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep in appropriate fashion. The film also stars Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Margo Martindale and opens on December 25th. Read Matt’s review from Tiff here. Labor Day – The UK poster for writer/director Jason Reitman’s upcoming drama highlights Josh Brolin’s escaped convict character embracing Kate Winslet, who plays a single mother. The film also stars Gattlin Griffith, Clark Gregg and James Van Der Beek and opens in limited release on December 25th. Read Matt’s review from Tiff here. The Double – A couple of UK quads for writer/director Richard Ayoade’s dark comedy plays on the film’s premise of a man who comes across his doppelganger. Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, »
- Adam Chitwood
A new set of simple, yet stylish French character posters have been released for 1970s-set crime-thriller Blood Ties. The film sees Clive Owen and Billy Crudup lead as brothers living on opposite side of the law in Brooklyn, New York and whose lives become intrinsically linked when the recently-released Chris (Owen), goes back to his wayward lifestyle, leaving his younger cop brother Frank to mop up his mess. French actor-turned-filmmaker Guillaume Canet (Tell No One) directs the gritty flick based on the novel by Michel Papet and Bruno Papet.
New York, 1974. Fifty year-old Chris has just been released on good behavior after several years in prison following a gangland murder. Waiting for him reluctantly outside the prison gates is his younger brother, Frank, a cop with a bright future. Chris and Frank have always been different, and their father, Leon, who’d raised them alone, seems strangely to prefer Chris – this, »
- Craig Hunter
F rom the works of masters like Costa-Gavras and Asghar Farhadi to newcomers like Nagraj Manjule and Kim Mordaunt, the Mumbai Film Festival 2013 offers above 200 films to choose from for an entire week!
Anu Rangachar, the Program Director of Mumbai Film Festival, lists her 20 favourite films in the lineup.
Dir.: Joshua Oppenheimer (2012 / Col. / 115′)
Section: The Real Reel
The film won the Panorama Audience Award and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the Berlin International Film Festival 2013 and the Cph:dox Award at the Cph:dox Film Festival 2012. It has bagged several other awards in film festivals at Istanbul, Prague, Geneva, Warsaw, Barcelona, Zagreb, Mexico, etc.
An Indonesian documentary, The Act of Killing challenges the total impunity on genocide by the death squad leaders. In 1965, Anwar Congo and his friends were promoted to the ranks of Death Squad Leaders to help the army obliterate more than one million alleged communists, »
- Editorial Team
Check out the first poster for James Gray's The Immigrant with Jeremy Renner. We're expecting some follow-up character posters with the other two main stars in Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix in due time as well. Gray, known for other Phoenix films The Yards, We Own the Night and Two Lovers, directs from a screenplay he wrote alongside. Cotillard has also worked with Gray before on Cannes Film Festival player Blood Ties starring Clive Owen, which he wrote. Here's what to expect, courtesy of Wild Bunch, who are distributing the film in France. 1920. In search of a new start and the American dream, Ewa Cybulski and her sister Magda sail to New York from their native Poland. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone »
Here's a fun fact that escaped us in amidst the flurry of fall festival activity: Guillaume Canet's sprawling crime story saga "Blood Ties" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival running two hours and twenty-four minutes, but by the time it hit Toronto International Film Festival, it had been reduced somewhat significantly to two hours and seven minutes. We're not sure what exactly got trimmed or why, but it seems our observation in our review that "there is a different and possibly shorter edit of this movie that is probably much better" wasn't unique. And it seems that shorter cut is going into wide release... ...at least in France, where the picture is opening at the end of month, and a bunch of new character posters and images have landed online. The star studded movie—Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Mila Kunis, Matthias Schoenaerts, Zoe Saldana, Marion Cotillard and James Caan »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The Toronto International Film Festival has come to an end, and we've been lucky to see some of the biggest names in film filter in through the Canadian city. Jennifer Aniston paired up with her costars Tim Robbins and Will Forte for a cocktail party in celebration of their film, Life of Crime, and Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney gave My Best Friend's Wedding fans a thrill when they reunited at the premiere of their new movie, August: Osage County. Reese Witherspoon made a quick trip to Toronto to debut her film, Devil's Knot, and Mila Kunis showed skin in a white dress for the Third Person premiere at the festival. Plenty more stars made the trek north like Scarlett Johansson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who had fun celebrating their film, Don Jon, and Marion Cotillard, who looked glamorous to premiere her film, Blood Ties. Jennifer Garner linked up with Matthew McConaughey »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
Following its acclaimed world premiere as a Gala Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival, Roadside Attractions has acquired Us rights to director Fred Schepisi’s adult romance, Words And Pictures, written by Gerald Di Pego and starring Oscar nominee Clive Owen (Killer Elite, Blood Ties) and Oscar winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Chocolat).
A writer whose talent has dried up (Owen) and an artist (Binoche), struggling to paint as her body betrays her, clash at the school where they teach, sparking both a flamboyant courtship and a school-wide war: which is more powerful, the Word or the Picture?
- Michelle McCue
Domestic rights have been acquired for the following films: Words and Pictures - Roadside Attractions has snapped up U.S. rights for Fred Schepisi's romantic dramedy starring Clive Owen (Sin City) and Juliette Binoche (Chocolat). All Is by My Side - Open Road Films and Xlerator Media land domestic distribution rights for writer-director John Ridley's Jimi Hendix biopic starring André Benjamin (The Great Gatsby), Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Imogen Poots (28 Weeks Later). The Sacrament - Magnolia Pictures is finalizing a reported seven-figure deal for Ti West's found-footage horror-thriller starring Joe Swanberg (V/H/S), Amy Seimetz (Upstream Color) and Aj Bowen (You're Next). Hit the jump for more. Deadline reports that Magnolia and Magnet Releasing are nearing a deal for The Sacrament, presented by producer Eli Roth. The picture centers on a pair of journalists who voyage to document their friend's estranged sister »
- Dave Trumbore
The fun of watching a week's worth of new movies that almost no one has seen is the unknown -- you're not sure which ones will be great, which ones will move you to tears, or which ones will make you get up and walk out of the theater.
In other words, going into this year's Toronto International Film Festival, I expected the same thing I always do at events like these: to see a few good movies, one-to-two outstanding ones, a couple of hidden gems, and a whole lotta' duds. After returning from Canada last Wednesday, I am happy to admit that I was wrong.
Of the 20 films I saw at Tiff this year, two of them were bad, one was downright weird, two more were so-so, and the other 15 (15!) were spectacular. This is a phenomenal track record for a film festival, even one as distinguished as Toronto's.
- Alex Suskind
Following its world premiere as a Gala Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival, Roadside Attractions has acquired Us rights to director Fred Schepisi's adult romance, Words and Pictures , written by Gerald Di Pego and starring Oscar nominee Clive Owen ( Killer Elite , Blood Ties ) and Oscar winner Juliette Binoche ( The English Patient , Chocolat ). A writer whose talent has dried up (Owen) and an artist (Binoche), struggling to paint as her body betrays her, clash at the school where they teach, sparking both a flamboyant courtship and a school-wide war: which is more powerful, the Word or the Picture? "Fred Schepisi's charming film 'Words and Pictures' features great performances by Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche -- in an uplifting, crowd-pleasing »
Zoe Saldana is officially off the market! The Blood Ties actress and beau Marco Perego secretly tied the knot in London in June, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm. "It was super small but very romantic and beautiful," a source reveals to Us of the ceremony, which was attended by just a few close friends and relatives. The New Jersey-born, New York-raised star and the Italian artist, both 34, were first linked in mid-May when they were spotted kissing after Saldana's Star Trek Into Darkness premiere in L.A. But [...] »
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It's been nearly two years since Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore separated, and though they still aren't officially divorced, it seems like they're back on speaking terms. The former couple was seen walking through an airport together in Burbank, Calif. recently before going their own separate ways.
Apparently Moore and Kutcher were both attending a tech conference that relates to their organization Thorn. It turns out they both caught the same plane back to Los Angeles. Kutcher can be heard seemingly talking business with Moore in the above video, which was taken by TMZ, before saying goodbye to her.
For the past couple of years, it's seemed like there was nothing but bad blood between the former husband and wife. Moore went to rehab after news of Kutcher's affair with another woman came to light, while he ended up dating Mila Kunis. At »
As director Fred Schepisi (Roxanne) is readying his new film Words and Pictures for its Toronto International Film Festival world premiere, we're bringing you an exclusive image from the romantic comedy. In a film that asks whether or not a picture really is worth a thousand words, Words and Pictures pits a has-been writer (Oscar-nominee Clive Owen) against a struggling artist (Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche). Don't let the image fool you; these two clash at the school where they teach, a conflict that leads to an unlikely romance and a school-wide contest to see whether words or pictures are more powerful. Hit the jump to see the full image and to read more on the film. Here's the exclusive new image from Words and Pictures: And here's the synopsis for Words and Pictures: Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche star in this playful comic drama about an English teacher who challenges the »
- Dave Trumbore
Exclusive: Naomi Watts is in talks to star in Holland, Michigan, a thriller that will be directed by Oscar-winning documentarian Errol Morris from a script by first time screenwriter Andrew Sodroski. The script is described as a suburban thriller with pitch black humor. Le Grisbi Productions’ John Lesher and Adam Kassan are producing and Sean Murphy will be co-producer. Production will start in April. Watts will be seen next as Princess Diana in the Oliver Hirschbiegel-directed biopic Diana. She just wrapped the Ted Melfi-directed St. Vincent De Van Nuys with Bill Murray and the Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu-directed Birdman, the latter of which Lesher produced. Morris is at Toronto to unveil his latest documentary, The Unknown Known and his past work includes The Thin Blue Line, Tabloid and the Oscar-winning The Fog Of War: Eleven Lessons From The Life Of Robert S. McNamara. Morris served as executive producer on »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
The new Clive Owen vehicle, Blood Ties, looks to pick up where Pride and Glory and We Own the Night left off. Essentially, this crime drama is set to follow the lives of two brothers on opposite sides of the law; one being a cop, and the other a former mobster who was recently released from prison, on top of several disparate individuals whose lives are all seemingly interconnected to the New York City underworld in the 1970s.
The film is a remake of the French language film Les Liens du Sang (Rivals), but whether it is a shot-by-shot remake remains to be seen. However, in an interesting twist, the star of the original is the writer and director of this English speaking update.
At the very least, the movie seems to showcase a very different Clive Owen than we are used to. The permanently debonair actor takes on a »
- Jay Russell
There’s no prequel to Blood Ties, but perhaps there should be. It could provide a reason to give a damn about the characters. We could see the development of their conflict, the tension between brothers and the brothers’ tension with their lovers. Instead, Guillaume Canet’s film hits the ground stumbling as the disjointed picture jumps between characters seemingly at random, and never spends enough time to make us care, or wastes time showing just how shallow these horrible people really are. Coated in the veneer of a throwback crime drama, Blood Ties is an insult to its genre, its cast, and its audience. Set in Brooklyn in 1974, Frank (Billy Crudup) is a lousy cop whose brother Chris (Clive Owen) is out of prison on a work furlough. Their relationship resembles roommates more than people who grew up together, and rather than deal with their estrangement, they’re each »
- Matt Goldberg
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