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The Invisibles (2017) – Review

From the rich historical archives of WWII comes another true tale of struggle and survival, when Hitler and his cronies enacted the”Final Solution”. So what makes this film special? Well, it was produced and filmed in Germany and mixes real footage with actual interviews of the people who lived the story. The biggest twist is that it doesn’t focus on families fleeing the country and blending in or going “underground” in those nearby foreign lands. This is about the Jews who would not leave their homeland, risking their lives to “hide in plain sight” (sometimes even venturing from the closets and attics to walk the streets). Another unique aspect of this film is that it’s almost an anthology, splitting the narrative amongst a quartet of youths barely past their teens. It is set in Berlin, so some of the principals often run into the same people, though the main four never meet.
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Oscar Nominee ‘Never Look Away’ Solid in Start; ‘Cold War’ Gets Nom Boost: Specialty Box Office

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Oscar Nominee ‘Never Look Away’ Solid in Start; ‘Cold War’ Gets Nom Boost: Specialty Box Office
Updated with more numbers and analysis. Oscar nominated title Never Look Away stood out in another subdued specialty weekend, grossing an estimated three-day total of $26,270, easily topping the small number of newcomers.

Greenwich Entertainment bowed docudrama The Invisibles by Claus Räfle in four locations Friday, grossing $27,000. The results were buoyed in part by weekend Q&As with the filmmaker and Holocaust survivor Hanni Lévy, who is played by Alice Dwyer in the film.

Kino Lorber Films launched Jean-Luc Godard’s The Image Book, which received an honorary Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, taking in $15,200 in three locations.

Among holdovers, Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures sci-fi thriller Replicas with Keanu Reeves crossed $4M in its third weekend, though it grossed a slow $42K in 84 theaters Friday to Sunday, averaging $500.

Never Look Away edged director Florian Henckel von Donnersmark’s previous Oscar-winner, The Lives of Others,
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Oscar-Nominated ‘Never Look Away’ Arrives In Theaters; ‘The Invisibles’ Appears – Specialty B.O. Preview

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Oscar-Nominated ‘Never Look Away’ Arrives In Theaters; ‘The Invisibles’ Appears – Specialty B.O. Preview
German filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmark made a splash in the foreign language box office over a decade ago with The Lives of Others, which took the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film. He is back again with Sony Pictures Classics for Never Look Away, which is also vying for Oscar this year. Also out in theaters beginning Friday is Greenwich Entertainment’s WWII-era drama, The Invisibles, which was the first pick up for the company back in 2017. And on a decidedly different note, Cinedigm is mixing camp and horror with Dead Ant starring Tom Arnold and Sean Astin.

Also this weekend, Focus Features is taking Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman back to theaters following its six Oscar nominations. The company said the film, which grossed over $48.5M in its initial run in theaters starting last August, will play 168 theaters around the country beginning Friday. Said Focus president Lisa Bunnell, “We
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‘The Invisibles’ Film Review: Documentary and Drama Combine to Tell Holocaust Survivor Stories

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‘The Invisibles’ Film Review: Documentary and Drama Combine to Tell Holocaust Survivor Stories
In 1943, Joseph Goebbels proudly declared Berlin “free of Jews.” Though he did come markedly close to his goal, around 1,700 Jews managed to endure in secret through the war. “The Invisibles” tells the stories of a few of these survivors, bringing their astonishing histories to life in straightforward but consistently compelling fashion.

Director Claus Räfle interviews four Jews who are now in their 90s, all of whom eloquently share their experiences as teenagers in Berlin. Interspersed with their memories are dramatic re-enactments, a risky approach handled with enough skill to add to the film’s depth.

Hanni Weissenberg was an orphan when she was forced, at 17, into a terrifying homelessness. As played in flashback by Alice Dwyer, she dyes her hair blonde and spends her days seeking refuge in movie theaters. Every soldier who flirts with her brings untold danger, but one winds up offering crucial salvation.

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The Invisibles Movie Review

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The Invisibles Movie Review
The Invisibles (Die Unsichtbaren) Greenwich Entertainment Reviewed for Shockya.com & BigAppleReviews.net by: Harvey Karten Director: Claus Räfle Screenwriter: Claus Räfle, Alejandra López Cast: Max Mauff, Alice Dwyer, Ruby O. Fee, Aaron Altaras, Victoria Schulz Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 1/6/19 Opens: January 25, 2019 Once the Nazis rounded up the Jews and other groups that […]

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Sentsov now a year in detention in Russia

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Sentsov now a year in detention in Russia
Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov’s detention by the Russian authorities has been extended by yet another two months to July 11.

This decision was made by Nikolai Tkachuk, a judge of the Moscow City Court, claiming that the charged offence poses a particular hazard to the public.

Initially, it had been expected that Sentsov’s trial would start yesterday (May 11), the first anniversary after his arrest on the Crimean peninsula in May 2014.

However, Sentsov’s case will be kept in the public eye by the Ukrainian Pavilion at the International Village in Cannes’ Marché du Film in the next two weeks.

Visitors to the Pavilion will be invited to add their names to a petition calling for the 38-year-old director’s release.

This comes after the European Parliament passed a resolution in its plenary session in Strasbourg calling for the ¨immediate release¨ of all Ukrainian citizens illegally detained in Russia, including Sentsov and the Ukrainian pilot and MP
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Coccinelle flies with Ma Folie

Coccinelle flies with Ma Folie
Psychological thriller acquired by Italian sales collective for world sales.

Italian sales collective Coccinelle Film Placement has taken on world sales of Austrian director Andrina Mracnikar’s psychological thriller Ma Folie.

The German-language feature stars Alice Dwyer and Sabin Tambrea as lovers Hanna and Yann whose relationship turns sour due to the insecurities of the latter.

Yann’s previously affectionate video love letters take on a menacing tone and Hanna wonders who she can trust, including herself.

It is the debut feature for Mracnikar, a former Berlinale Talent Campus alumni, after producing a number of shorts and documentaries.

Coccinelle will market premiere Ma Folie at the Efm. Austrian distributor Filmladen is due to release the film domestically in March.

Fledgling sales outfit Coccinelle was set up in 2013 by Rome-based industry veteran Francesca Breccia as a hub for freelance sales agents worldwide.

Breccia is at the Efm with Gaetano Maiorino and Jef Nuyts, who joined
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