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Parkland takes Maxine Peake thriller

20 August 2014 3:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: UK sales outfit boards psychological thriller ahead of Toronto.

London-based sales outfit Parkland Pictures has boarded world rights to Steve Reeves’s thriller, Keeping Rosy, which will play at Dinard Film Festival (Oct 8-12).

Parkland will introduce the film to international buyers at Toronto.

Maxine Peake stars as a career-driven woman who is passed over for a long-expected promotion, leading to frustration which boils over with dire consequences.

The film also stars The Inbetweeners’  Blake Harrison and was produced by Richard Holmes (Eden Lake, Waking Ned), his third collaboration with French producer Isabelle Georgeaux after Jadoo and Resistance.

It marks Reeves’ first feature film, accompanied by DoP Roger Pratt (Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, Chocolat) and composer Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love, Billy Elliot).

The deal was negotiated by John Cairns and Pierre-Louis Manes-Murphy for Parkland Pictures and by Richard Holmes and Isabelle Georgeaux on behalf of Redemption Films. »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Creepy Trailer For British Thriller ‘Keeping Rosy’

25 June 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

With the release of Keeping Rosy fast approaching we thought we’d bring you the trailer for the British thriller.

Maxine Peake (Silk) stars as Charlotte, a career-obsessed workaholic whose world suddenly takes a bitter downwards turn, disintegrating further with the introduction of violent, psychopathic security guard Roger, played by Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners). As Charlotte’s life becomes even darker and twisted, we follow her journey into self-discovery and atonement amid heart-racing moments as she fights for a future that is rosy.

The independent thriller sees the directorial debut of award-winning advertisement director Steve Reeves, who has helmed over 400 commercials, best known for his Agent Provocateur advertisement starring Kylie Minogue, the recipient of over 360 million hits on the web.

Keeping Rosy is the third collaboration from producers Tim Phillips, Richard Holmes and Isabelle Georgeaux following foodie-comedy Jadoo, an official selection of Berlinale 2014, and Resistance, which saw Sharon Morgan win »

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Win Honour on DVD

24 April 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

London based urban thriller Honour comes to DVD on 28 April 2014 and to celebrate, we have 3 DVDs to give away!

Starring Paddy Considine (Tyrannosaur, The World’s End) and Aiysha Hart, star of the BBC’s Atlantis and Harvey Virdi (East is East, Bend it Like Beckham), the film comes from BAFTA nominated director Shan Khan and boasts strong supporting performances from upcoming UK talent; Nikesh Patel (Jadoo, Bedlam), Shubham Saraf and Faraz Ayub.

After a failed attempt at an honour killing at the hands of her family, Mona (Hart) is forced to go on the run. The family, desperate to save face, enlists the services of a bounty hunter (Considine) to search the streets of London to track her down.

Honour is available for digital download from 18 April 2014 and available on DVD from 28 April 2014.

Please note: This competition is open to UK residents only

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Newport Beach to honour UK, Australian cinema

21 April 2014 4:08 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The 15th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (Nbff) will present its UK Celebration takes place on April 25 followed by an Australian Spotlight on April 28.

The UK event will feature the regional premieres of Amma Asante’s period drama Belle, Stuart Murdoch’s musical God Help The Girl and Amit Gupta’s comedy Jadoo, followed by a UK Gala.

The Gala is a signature event of BritWeek – Oc and is hosted by Jaguar Land Rover Newport Beach and Ted Baker London.

The Australian Spotlight on April 28 will feature the West Coast Premiere of Mark Lamprell’s feelgood film Goddess, followed by a festive Pacific Rim Gala.

“The Newport Beach Film Festival is extremely proud to showcase the very best in contemporary UK cinema,” said Newport Beach Film Festival CEO Gregg Schwenk. We are thrilled to partner with Ted Baker London and BritWeek and celebrate UK films and filmmakers,” stated Gregg Schwenk, CEO of the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Fandry wins at Iffla

14 April 2014 5:13 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Nagraj Manjule’s entry has scooped the grand jury prize for best feature and Richie Mehta’s Siddarth earned an honourable mention at the 12th annual Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles.

The grand jury prize for best documentary went to co-directors Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar for Powerless.

Best short honours were presented to Pranay Patwardhan, Shivangi Ranawat and Janmeet Singh’s Alchemy and an honourable mention went to Sandhya Daisy Sundaram’s Love. Love. Love.

The awards were handed out at the closing ceremony (13) that included the La premiere of Amit Gupta’s Jadoo.

This year the festival showcased more than 30 film features, documentaries, and shorts at ArcLight Hollywood.

“The awards are bittersweet, as this means the festival has reached its conclusion,” said Iffla artistic director Jasmine Jaisinghani.

“We’ve had an incredible six days celebrating Indian cinema, creating dialogue between our filmmakers and our wonderful Los Angeles audiences, and building »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Fandry wins at Ifla

14 April 2014 5:13 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Nagraj Manjule’s entry has scooped the grand jury prize for best feature and Richie Mehta’s Siddarth earned an honourable mention at the 12 annual Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles.

The grand jury prize for best documentary went to co-directors Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar for Powerless.

Best short honours were presented to Pranay Patwardhan, Shivangi Ranawat and Janmeet Singh’s Alchemy and an honourable mention went to Sandhya Daisy Sundaram’s Love. Love. Love.

The awards were handed out at the closing ceremony (13) that included the La premiere of Amit Gupta’s Jadoo.

This year the festival showcased more than 30 film features, documentaries, and shorts at ArcLight Hollywood.

“The awards are bittersweet, as this means the festival has reached its conclusion,” said Iffla artistic director Jasmine Jaisinghani.

“We’ve had an incredible six days celebrating Indian cinema, creating dialogue between our filmmakers and our wonderful Los Angeles audiences, and building »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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‘Fandry,’ ‘Powerless,’ ‘Alchemy’ Cop Top Prizes at Fest

14 April 2014 4:17 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Indian Film Festival Los Angeles conferred its top prizes on “Fandry,” docu “Powerless” and the short “Alchemy” as it wound down Sunday night at the Arclight in Hollywood.

Juries of the 12th edition of the fest chose Nagraj Manjule’s Marathi-language “Fandry,” centering around a romance between two people of  different castes for its feature film award.  “All of the films were a pleasure to watch,” the jury said in a statement. “We are in awe of and inspired by the stories that the filmmakers brought to us. So many of the films dealt with the exploitation of children, such as child labor. The film we chose – ‘Fandry’ – features stunning cinematic quality and powerful story-telling, capturing the inner life of its young hero, and providing a detailed and intimate illustration of the social power structure of his village.”

The jurors were Variety critic David Chute, Crackle and Sony Pictures Television »

- Shalini Dore

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Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles to showcase Bombay Talkies, Ugly and More

20 March 2014 8:21 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

From April 8th to the 11th, Indian films will once again be showcased in the Us at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (Iffla). In its 12th year, Iffla boasts an incredible lineup of fabulous films that reflects the rich diversity of Indian cinema. Iffla’s Artistic Director Jasmine Jaisinghani says, “I’m thrilled and proud that Iffla’s line-up this year includes an especially diverse range of cinematic experiences, covering many regions of India and the diaspora.”

Iffla 2014 presents 33 films that include feature films, documentaries and shorts. The festival will have three world premieres, six North American premieres, six U.S. premieres, and 16 Los Angeles premieres. The films feature 10 different languages, from Hindi to Marathi, to Russian to Bengali. Additionally, Iffla supports American, Australian, British, Canadian, and European diaspora filmmakers from nine different countries telling their stories.

Bollywood will be well represented with three outstanding films all showing during the festival’s run. »

- Stacey Yount

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Honour directed by Shan Khan to release in cinemas next month

20 March 2014 8:07 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Honour is Shan’s first feature film as writer – director, he has been part of the industry for many years. Training first as an actor, then moving into theatre and TV, with both, acting, writing and directing. Shan trained as an actor at Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and on leaving took parts at The Bristol Old Vic, The National Theatre and The Traverse to name a few. In TV Drama he took the lead in Channel 4′s Bombay Blue and notable roles in Trial & Retribution and Judge John Deed.

Shan has written several projects for TV including The Vice for Carlton TV, River City, Maryhill Jihad and Glasgow Dreams for BBC. He currently has a single drama Five Pillars in development with BBC.

In his main passion film, Shan made his directorial debut with Candy Bar Kid, a 4 minute short, which was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Short Film. »

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Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles to close with 'Jadoo'

20 March 2014 4:12 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, March 20: Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (Iffla) will screen 'Jadoo', a film written and directed by Iffla alum Amit Gupta, at the festival's closing night gala.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, 'Jadoo', which was first premiered at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival, is a culinary comedy which tells the story of two feuding brothers who each have restaurants in England.

Iffla will run from April 8 to 13 at the ArcLight Hollywood and the festival will present 33 films, including three world premieres. (Ani) »

- Lohit Reddy

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Chef Comedy "Jadoo" to Close Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles; Full Line-Up Released

19 March 2014 4:21 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (Iffla) has released a complete list of the narrative and documentary films that will be screening at this year's festival. As previously announced, the festival will open with "Sold," a feature length drama about human trafficking, executive produced by Emma Thompson. Amit Gupta's "Jadoo," which premiered at last year's Berlinale, will close out the festival. "Jadoo" marks Gupta's second time at Iffla. His short film, "Love Story," screened at Iffla back in 2008. Other titles of note on this year's schedule include Anurag Kashyap's latest feature, "Ugly," as well as an anthology of shorts titled "Bombay Talkies," celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema. Both "Ugly" and "Bombay Talkies" screened at Cannes last year. Entering it's 12th year, Iffla bills itself as "the premiere showcase of groundbreaking Indian cinema globally." The festival will take place April 8-13th at the ArcLight Hollywood. See below »

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Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles celebrates 12th anniversary

19 March 2014 3:01 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

New Delhi, March 19: Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (Iffla) will be celebrating its 12 years, and will run from April 8-13 at Arc Light Hollywood in Los Angeles, the festival's home since its inception.

Iffla will open with Jeffrey D. Brown's 'Sold', produced by Jane Charles and executive produced by Emma Thompson, and will be closed by the culinary comedy 'Jadoo', a film by London-based director and Iffla alum, Amit Gupta.

The highlights of the festival will include Anurag Kashyap's 'Ugly', 'Liar's Dice', Irrfan Khan starrer 'Qissa' and Mumbai spotlight films 'Bombay Talkies' and 'Monsoon Shootout'.

Iffla's. »

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12th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles announces line-up

18 March 2014 7:56 PM, PDT | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

A still from Jadoo

The 12th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (Iffla), to be held from April 8-13, announced its 2014 line-up of feature films and short films.

Amit Gupta’s Jadoo, an exploration of family bonds amidst two feuding brothers’ restaurants in England, will screen as the festival’s closing night gala. The film premiered at the 2013 Berlinale.

As previously announced, Iffla will open with Jeffrey D. Brown’s Sold. The 2014 edition of the festival will present more than 33 films.

Program highlights include the North American premiere of Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly, Geethu Mohandas’ Liar’s Dice, Anup Singh’s Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost and the Audience Award winner at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival Hank and Asha by James E. Duff.

Nagraj Manjule’s Fandry, Mahesh Pailoor’s Brahmin Bulls and Richie Mehta’s Siddharth will also be screened at the festival.

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Jadoo to close Iffla

18 March 2014 12:28 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Iffla alum Amit Gupta’s film will close the 12th Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles (Iffla) set to run in Hollywood from April 8-13.

Kulvinder Ghir, Amara Karan, Harish Patel, Tom Mison and Madhur Jaffrey star in Jadoo, which premiered in Berlin.

As previously announced, Iffla will open with Jeffrey D Brown’s Sold, on which Emma Thompson serves as executive producer.

All in all Iffla 2014 will screen 33 films including three world premieres, six North American premieres, six Us premieres and 16 Los Angeles premieres.

“I’m thrilled and proud that Iffla’s line-up this year includes an especially diverse range of cinematic experiences, covering many regions of India and the diaspora,” said Iffla artistic director Jasmine Jaisinghani.

“We would like to thank our programming advisor in India, Uma Da Cunha, for helping our programming team source some of these exceptional films.”

Programme highlights include the North American premiere of Anurag Kashyap’s psychothriller Ugly, Sundance premiere »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Indian Film Festival Los Angeles Adds Magic

18 March 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Indian Film Festival Los Angeles will close with “Jadoo” (Magic), directed by London-based director Amit Gupta, on April 13.

The fest, which announced its lineup on Tuesday, had previously set “Sold,” directed by Jeffrey D. Brown and exec produced by Emma Thompson as its opener.

Among the films unspooling are Cannes 2013 players “Ugly,” helmed by Anurag Kashyap; “Monsoon Shootout,” directed by Amit Kumar; and “Bombay Talkies,” a portmanteau film by Kashyap, Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee and Zoya Akhtar.

Other fest players are “Qissa: The Lonely Ghost,” starring Irrfan Khan and which won the Netpac award at Toronto; “Liar’s Dice” from Geetu Mohandas, which opened at Sundance; and “Hank and Asha,” Slamdance Audience Award winner from James E. Duff.

Iffla alum Richie Mehta is back with “Siddharth,” Nagraj Manjule debuts “Fandry,” while Roshen Seth and Sendhil Ramamurthy star in “Brahmin Bulls.”

The documentary lineup includes the world premiere of “Auction House, »

- Shalini Dore

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Competition: Win 'Jadoo: Kings of Curry'

20 February 2014 2:17 AM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

A delicious British foodie comedy, Jadoo's (2013) secret ingredient is a delightful romantic twist, which sees young, aspiring cook Shalini (Amara Karan) attempt to get her feuding father and uncle talking again. She hatches a plan and asks them to work together to cook her a perfect Indian wedding banquet - but will she succeed? To celebrate the DVD release of Jadoo: Kings of Curry this Monday (17 February), we have Three DVD copies of the film to give away, provided by the dedicated team at Metrodome Distribution. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

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New trailer for Honour starring Paddy Considine

19 February 2014 7:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release this April, EOne has debuted a new trailer for Honour, which is written and directed by BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Shah Khan and sees Paddy Considine (Tyrannosaur, The World's End) and Aiysha Hart (Atlantis) leading a cast that also includes Harvey Virdi (East is East, Bend It Like Beckham), Nikesh Patel (Jadoo, Bedlam), Shubham Saraf and Faraz Ayub.

"After a failed attempt at an honour killing at the hands of her family, Mona (Hart) is forced to go on the run. The family, desperate to save face, enlist the services of a bounty hunter (Considine) to search the streets of London to track her down."

Check out the trailer here...

Honour is released in UK cinemas on April 4th and hits DVD on April 28th.

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Gupta readies Nothing Like This

18 February 2014 4:31 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Sex tape romance, from the director of Resistance and Jadoo, stars the daughter of Joely Richardson and Tim Bevan.

Post-production is underway on Nothing Like This, the new British feature from director Amit Gupta (Resistance, Jadoo).

The film is produced by Dean Fisher (City Rats, Squat) and is the first feature from production company Canary Wharf Films – a joint venture between Fisher’s Scanner-Rhodes Productions and Urban Way Productions.

The cast is led by Ray Panthaki (28 Days Later) and Daisy Bevan (Elizabeth), the daughter of actress Joely Richardson and Working Title boss Tim Bevan.

Panthaki plays actor Jay, whose sex tape made him an internet sensation and ruined his career. His parents refuse to speak to him, his acting career is reduced to offers for condom commercials and no girl wants to date the man on that tape but things start to change when Jay meets Hannah, played by Bevan.  This relationship »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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