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Steve McQueen, Emily Atef projects head to Venice Production Bridge

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Steve McQueen, Emily Atef projects head to Venice Production Bridge
Gap financing event to present 56 feature film and Vr projects.

UK director Steve McQueen’s upcoming documentary The Occupied City is among 56 projects selected for the Venice Production Bridge, the gap financing event of the Venice Film Festival, which is due to take place from September 2-12.

The three-day industry event, running September 4-6, will unveil 28 feature-length fiction and documentary projects and 12 immersive story projects.

It will also present 13 Vr projects and three cinema projects developed under the auspices of the Biennale College Cinema programme aimed at supporting emerging talents.

More than 270 project were submitted in total.

The event, involving pitches and one-on-one meetings,
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‘Bad Boys For Life’ directors among 10 projects to win Flanders funding

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‘Bad Boys For Life’ directors among 10 projects to win Flanders funding
Rebel’ to be directed by Belgian duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.

A new feature from the Belgian directing duo behind Bad Boys For Life is among 10 projects to secure €1.47m ($1.67m) from Screen Flanders.

Rebel is to be directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, whose Bad Boys sequel grossed $419m worldwide when it was released in January.

The new feature has received €170,000 from the Belgian audiovisual fund and will be produced by Belgium’s Caviar Antwerp. It will also reunite the directing duo with Dop Robrecht Heyvaert, who shot Bad Boys For Life and their 2018 crime thriller Gangsta.
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Interview: Elfar Adalsteins Talks End of Sentence (Exclusive)

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Interview: Elfar Adalsteins Talks End of Sentence (Exclusive)
Initially embarking on a physical trip for materialistic gain can ultimately lead to an emotional oddessy that offers clear insight into where their life paths and relationships should go for many people. That’s certainly the case for the estranged father and son protagonists in the new drama, ‘End of Sentence.’ The two characters must learn […]

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‘End Of Sentence’: John Hawkes & Logan Lerman Are Great In This Tender Family Drama [Review]

‘End Of Sentence’: John Hawkes & Logan Lerman Are Great In This Tender Family Drama [Review]
At first glance, there’s nothing original about the new father-son movie “End of Sentence.” We’ve seen estranged father/sons before—here the two are played by Logan Lerman and John Hawkes, displaying tough exteriors you couldn’t even crack with a hammer. But as the movie and its characters open up, “End of Sentence” reveals a tenderness hiding under its thick, clichéd exterior.

As directed by Elfar Adalsteins, “End of Sentence” isn’t in the same league as father-son classics “Bicycle Thieves” or “Kramer vs.

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“End Of Sentence” Awkwardly Pairs John Hawkes With Logan Lerman

“End Of Sentence” Awkwardly Pairs John Hawkes With Logan Lerman
The pairing of John Hawkes and Logan Lerman as father and son was always going to be an interesting one. Unfortunately, it’s a shame that End of Sentence doesn’t do more with that duo. While both are somewhat playing against type, the film surrounding them is so slight and so slack with its storytelling that it’s hard to appreciate them. A mix of narrative stumbling blocks and lack of notable dramatic conflict make it far too easy to see every turn of the road here. There are some very nice moments, but they don’t add up to make a flick that I can recommend today. The movie is a drama about a father and son attempting (at least on one end) to reconnect while on a road trip in Ireland. Frank Fogle (Hawkes) has always has a tough relationship with his troublemaking son Sean (Lerman). A genial and even withdrawn man,
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New to Streaming: Uncut Gems, The Vast of Night, Studio Ghibli & More

New to Streaming: Uncut Gems, The Vast of Night, Studio Ghibli & More
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options—not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves–each week we highlight the noteworthy titles that have recently hit platforms. Check out this week’s selections below and an archive of past round-ups here.

HBO Max

The latest streaming service has arrived with HBO Max, which pulls together what was offered on the HBO platform with quite an expanded library. While the WarnerMedia platform is certainly the most scattered of its competitors in terms of the range of content, if you dig deeper, there’s plenty of worthwhile offerings. Led by the Studio Ghibli catalog, they also have a Turner Classic Movies channel, featuring Criterion Collection classics, a Charlie Chaplin collection, landmark westerns, all of the A Star is Borns, Citizen Kane, Casablanca, The Abyss, and more. Happy watching.

Where to Stream: HBO Max

End of Sentence (Elfar Adalsteins)

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Tracee Ellis Ross Makes Musical Premiere In ‘The High Note’, ‘The Vast Of Night’ Debuts On Amazon – Specialty Streaming Preview

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Tracee Ellis Ross Makes Musical Premiere In ‘The High Note’, ‘The Vast Of Night’ Debuts On Amazon – Specialty Streaming Preview
The Focus Features musical dramedy The High Note is looking to hit exactly that as it lands on-demand starting today. Directed by Late Night‘s Nisha Ganatra from a script by Flora Greeson, the film was originally set to hit theaters on May 8 but, like many films, the film adapted and shifted to a digital. However, with theaters slowly opening their doors, the film will be singing its way to approximately 100 theaters — most of the drive-in theaters.

Set in the world of the Los Angeles music scene, The High Note follows singing superstar diva Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross) and her overworked personal assistant Maggie (Dakota Johnson) who has dreams of becoming a music producer. When Grace’s manager (Ice Cube) presents her with a choice that could alter the course of her career, Maggie and Grace come up with a plan that could change their lives forever.

As it
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‘End of Sentence’ Film Review: John Hawkes and Logan Lerman Take an Affecting Irish Road Trip

‘End of Sentence’ Film Review: John Hawkes and Logan Lerman Take an Affecting Irish Road Trip
The phrase “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey,” which has often (and perhaps erroneously) been attributed to American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson, was a familiar saying by about 1920. And it makes perfect sense that the phrase roughly coincides with the dawn of cinema, because filmmakers have been cinematically paraphrasing it for much of the last 100 years.

The latest example is “End of Sentence,” a road movie from first-time Icelandic feature director Elfar Adalsteins. The film drops John Hawkes and Logan Lerman in the northwest of Ireland for a father-son adventure that suggests that it’s not the journey or the destination – it’s the travelers who are on that road.

That’s because Hawkes and Lerman are subtle, naturalistic performers who spin gold out of settings that could easily seem clichéd. You pretty much know that these guys are on the road to understanding, acceptance and reconciliation,
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End of Sentence Review: John Hawkes and Logan Lerman Reconnect in Father-Son Drama

End of Sentence Review: John Hawkes and Logan Lerman Reconnect in Father-Son Drama
To look at Frank (John Hawkes) and Sean Fogle (Logan Lerman) is to see two very different men. The former is a loving husband with a perpetual smile and the latter is his surly, incarcerated son. If not for the woman connecting them, they’d have gone their separate ways long ago without any room for reconciliation. Nothing will therefore be left once the Fogle matriarch (Andrea Irvine’s Anna) succumbs to cancer. Frank will become a widower trying (and faltering) to survive on his own while Sean will be released from prison to head west and not look back. To spend some time with them, however, is to realize they’re actually quite similar. One retreats emotionally while the other lashes out, but anger and shame rules both.

Writer Michael Armbruster and director Elfar Adalsteins concoct a “last wish” road trip in order for us to spend this time getting to know them.
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‘End of Sentence’ Trailer: Logan Lerman and John Hawkes Go on a Life-Changing Road Trip

‘End of Sentence’ Trailer: Logan Lerman and John Hawkes Go on a Life-Changing Road Trip
John Hawkes and Logan Lerman hit the road in End of Sentence, an indie road trip drama that follows an estranged father and son following the son’s release from prison. End of Sentence marks the feature directorial debut of Icelandic filmmaker Elfar Adalsteins, but is set in Ireland and features two American leads. Watch the End of Sentence trailer […]

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John Hawkes & Logan Lerman on Road Trip in 'End of Sentence' Trailer

John Hawkes & Logan Lerman on Road Trip in 'End of Sentence' Trailer
"You know, they say it's inevitable that you turn into your father." Gravitas has debuted an official trailer for an indie road trip drama titled End of Sentence, which first premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival last year. The film marks the feature directorial debut of an Icelandic filmmaker named Elfar Adalsteins, but is set mostly in Ireland. After his wife dies, Frank reluctantly embarks on a journey to honor his wife's last wish of spreading her ashes in a remote lake in her native Ireland and a promise of taking his estranged son, Sean, along for the trip. With plenty of unresolved issues, the journey becomes a little more than father and son bargained for. Starring John Hawkes and Logan Lerman, with Sarah Bolger and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson. This looks good, thanks to the cast. It seems like a kind-hearted film about letting go of the past. Here's the
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Vertical Entertainment Nabs U.S. Rights To ‘Run With The Hunted’; Gravitas Lands ‘End of Sentence’ – Film Briefs

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Vertical Entertainment Nabs U.S. Rights To ‘Run With The Hunted’; Gravitas Lands ‘End of Sentence’ – Film Briefs
Vertical Entertainment has landed the North American distribution rights to Ron Perlman and Michael Pitt-starrer Run With The Hunted, written and directed by John Swab. Vertical, which previously secured the U.K. distribution rights, will release the noir crime thriller in limited theatrical and VOD release this summer. The plot centers on Oscar, a young boy who defends his best friend, Loux, and kills her abusive father in the process, forcing him to run away from his rural hometown. Fifteen years later, he has all but forgotten his past and become the leader of a band of lost children. Stumbling upon Oscar’s antiquated missing child report, Loux takes it upon herself to find the boy who saved her life. William Forsythe, Dree Hemingway, Mark Boone Junior, Kylie Rogers, Slaine, Sam Quartin, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. co-star. The deal
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Film Review: ‘End of Sentence’

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Film Review: ‘End of Sentence’
There is no family rift so great that it can’t be bridged with a road trip. So the movies tell us, over and over again, and if it’s not necessarily true, the best examples of this subgenre — call it the road-to-reconciliation movie — take enough of a scenic route that we come to believe it. A deliberate, gentle, genuinely caring debut feature from Icelandic director Elfar Adalsteins, “End of Sentence” is built on a premise of sweet, creamed corn: a wayward youth and his estranged, retiring father rebuild their bond as they journey to Ireland to scatter the ashes of their mother and wife. Yet if the vehicle feels familiar, the passengers make it credible: John Hawkes and Logan Lerman, both on very fine form, work enough worn human damage into proceedings that we invest in their joint healing.

Recently premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival, this Irish-Icelandic-American co-production
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International attendees give their verdict on London Screenings 2019

International attendees give their verdict on London Screenings 2019
Buyers reveal the films to receive an enthusiastic response.

International delegates have given a positive response to Film London’s new-look London Screenings, which took place at Picturehouse Central in London’s West End from June 24-27.

Some of the films that received a particularly enthusiastic response by distributors included François Girard’s The Song Of Names, starring Tim Roth and Clive Owen and sold by HanWay Films; Hong Khaou’s Karlovy Vary premiere Monsoon, handled by Protagonist and described by one distributor in London as “absolutely charming”, and Elfar Adalsteins’ tragicomic road movie End Of Sentence, about a newly
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Five buzzy titles from the Edinburgh Film Festival

Five buzzy titles from the Edinburgh Film Festival
The festival has assembled a strong programme for local audiences.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff), proudly proclaiming its status as the world’s longest continually-running film festival (running since 1947) wrapped on Sunday with the world premiere of Adrian Noble’s Mrs Lowry & Son, starring Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave.

The festival opened 10 days earlier with the scrappily entertaining Boyz In The Wood by Scottish director Ninian Dorff, setting the tone for the fifth edition under artistic director Mark Adams.

An eclectic range of features was dotted with the UK premieres of significant homegrown films in 2019 so far – Joanna Hogg’s Sundance-winner The Souvenir,
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'End of Sentence': Film Review | Edinburgh 2019

'End of Sentence': Film Review | Edinburgh 2019
A newly widowed father and his ex-con son share a fractious journey across Ireland in End of Sentence, a tragicomic road movie from Icelandic producer-turned-director Elfar Adalsteins. Serving as a fine showcase for the craggy, soulful, hangdog screen presence of veteran Oscar nominee John Hawkes (Winter's Bone), with solid support from former child actor Logan Lerman (star of the Percy Jackson fantasy films), this bittersweet Iceland-Ireland-u.S. co-production has some of the character-rich tone and novelistic texture of an Alexander Payne movie. World premiered in Edinburgh, it has ample potential for turning festival buzz into box office returns.

End of Sentence opens ...
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John Hawkes & Logan Lerman Head To ‘End Of Sentence’ For Rocket Science – Cannes

John Hawkes & Logan Lerman Head To ‘End Of Sentence’ For Rocket Science – Cannes
John Hawkes, Logan Lerman and Sarah Bolger are set to star in End of Sentence, the feature debut from director Elfar Adalsteins. Story, which is written by Beautiful Boy's Michael Armbruster, follows a father and son reluctantly embarking on an eventful and emotionally fraught road-trip to Ireland, honoring the request of their late wife and mother. Adalsteins produces through his production banner Berserk Films, alongside Samson Films' David Collins, Palomar Pictures'…
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Logan Lerman, John Hawkes, Sarah Bolger to star in 'End Of Sentence'

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Rocket Science to commence world sales in Cannes.

John Hawkes, Logan Lerman and Sarah Bolger will star in the road trip project End Of Sentence.

Rocket Science will launch worldwide sales on the Crosette on the story of an uptight widower who embarks on a journey to Ireland with his ex-con son to scatter his wife’s ashes.

The awkward pair must endure an Irish wake, the resurfacing of an old flame, an intriguing hitchhiker played by Bolger, and plenty of other unresolved issues.

Michael Armbruster, whose credits include the 2010 drama Beautiful Boy, wrote the screenplay to End Of Sentence, which is scheduled to begin production this month on location in Ireland. Elfar Adalsteins makes his feature directorial debut.

Adalsteins directed the short film Sailcloth and will produce through his Berserk Films, alongside David Collins of Samson Films, Joni Sighvatsson of Palomar Pictures, and Gudrun Edda Thorhannesdottir of Berserk Films.

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John Hawkes, Logan Lerman, Sarah Bolger to star in 'End Of Sentence'

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Rocket Science to commence world sales in Cannes.

John Hawkes, Logan Lerman and Sarah Bolger will star in the road trip project End Of Sentence.

Rocket Science will launch worldwide sales on the Crosette on the story of an uptight widower who embarks on a journey to Ireland with his ex-con son to scatter his wife’s ashes.

The awkward pair must endure an Irish wake, the resurfacing of an old flame, an intriguing hitchhiker played by Bolger, and plenty of other unresolved issues.

Michael Armbruster, whose credits include the 2010 drama Beautiful Boy, wrote the screenplay to End Of Sentence, which is scheduled to begin production this month on location in Ireland. Elfar Adalsteins makes his feature directorial debut.

Adalsteins directed the short film Sailcloth and will produce through his Berserk Films, alongside David Collins of Samson Films, Joni Sighvatsson of Palomar Pictures, and Gudrun Edda Thorhannesdottir of Berserk Films.

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Hurt's New Film Is Tribute To Director's Grandfather

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Hurt's New Film Is Tribute To Director's Grandfather
John Hurt's heartbreaking new film about a pensioner who takes his life at sea after escaping a home for the elderly is a tribute to the filmmaker's late grandfather.

Elfar Adalsteins' Sailcloth is among the short films tipped to land an Oscar nomination next month and the Icelandic director reveals the movie was inspired by his granddad's death.

He explains, "I was raised by my grandparents in a small fishing village on the East Coast of Iceland, as far away from the capital as you can get. My grandfather passed away in 2008 and the idea came to me a year later and I gradually built it up in my head. He withered away in a nursing home where he spent his last seven years. So, possibly I just wrote him an alternative exit."

Hurt is also very proud of the short, adding, "It's a glorious exit, I think. That’s what I love about the film. It’s about suicide so everybody thinks that it's got to be gloomy, it's got to be miserable. But I don't think it is. I think it's a fantastic celebration."
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