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Artists’ Choice #9: Le Binh Giang (director) lists his 13 Favorite Vietnamese Movies

LÊ Bình Giang was educated in Film at the University of Ho Chi Minh, but he wasn’t allowed to graduate because the script for his film KFC was considered too violent by the Council of Examiners. Lê didn’t give up on his project and tried to find sponsors. He won the Film of the Future Award at the Vietnamese Autumn Meeting 2013, which helped him get started. After making several short films he finally made KFC (2016), his feature film debut, three years later.

Here are his 13 favorite Vietnamese films, in random order

1. Bi, Don’t Be Afraid

2. Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories

3. The Rebel

4. Touch (Minh Duc Nguyen, 2011)

5. Living in Fear (Bui Thac Chuyen, 2005)

6. When the Tenth Month Comes (Dang Nhat Minh, 1984)

7. Truong Ba’s Soul in Butcher’s Body (Quang Dung Nguyen, 2006)

8. Cyclo (Anh Hung Tran, 1995)

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M-Appeal scores sales on 'Working Woman', 'The Third Wife' (exclusive)

France, Benelux swoop on Working Woman, while The Third Wife goes to UK/Ireland, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Berlin-based sales outfit M-Appeal is continuing to rack up sales on two titles that are screening here in Busan – Israeli filmmaker Michal Aviad’s Working Woman, which is playing in Flash Forward, and Ash Mayfair’s debut feature, The Third Wife, screening in A Window On Asian Cinema.

Working Woman, which tells the story of a working mother having to cope with an abusive new boss, has been sold to France (Kmbo) and Benelux (Arti). Warmly received at Toronto International Film Festival following its premiere in Jerusalem,
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Argentina's Cannes title 'The Angel' among latest foreign-language Oscar entries

Argentina's Cannes title 'The Angel' among latest foreign-language Oscar entries
Screen’s regularly updated list of foreign language Oscar submissions.

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards are not until Tuesday January 22, but the first submissions for best foreign-language film are now being announced.

Last year saw a record 92 submissions for the award, which were narrowed down to a shortlist of nine. This was cut to five nominees, with Sebastián Lelio’s transgender drama A Fantastic Woman ultimately taking home the gold statue.

Screen’s interview with Mark Johnson, chair of the Academy’s foreign-language film committee, explains the shortlisting process from submission to voting.

Submitted films must be released theatrically
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La 'celebration of life' set for indie film pioneer Robbie Little

Memorial service set for June 30 in Beverly Hills.

Friends and family will convence on June 30 in Los Angeles to celebrate the life of indie film pioneer, producer and sales agent Robbie Little

The event follows a gathering that took place in Cannes last month following Little’s sudden death en route to the festival and market.

The invitation to the June 30 celebration bears the legend ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ – the famous anthem of Liverpool Football Club, whom the Liverpool-born independent film champion, Afm co-founder, and co-founder of The Little Film Company had supported his entire life.

The service will
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Cannes Film Festival: ‘Sir’

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Cannes Film Festival: ‘Sir’
Gently suggestive and mostly confined to richly detailed interiors, the contempo Mumbai-set “Sir” recalls Tran Ahn-hung’s “The Scent of Green Papaya” for its depiction of a furtive love blossoming between an upper-crust architect and his widowed domestic helper. Yet rather than reiterating Tran’s nostalgic fetishization of the docile Asian woman, tyro writer-director Rohena Gera emphasizes the female protagonist’s dignified struggle for self-sufficiency. Still a Cinderella tale of sorts, the film nonetheless gains gravity for its insight into Indian social rigidities that tether both impoverished villagers and well-heeled urbanites.

Like Rima Das (“Village Rockstars”), Gera is a female Indian director making her mark celebrating women’s empowerment against dire economic odds. Like Das’, her direction exudes a simple grace that transcends local issues. The Indian-French co-production could bank on sales agent MK2 to put it in festivals and art-house European theaters. With films like “Ilo Ilo” and “Sunday
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British producer, sales agent Robbie Little dies in London

British producer, sales agent Robbie Little dies in London
Fixture of independent film world had been planning to attend Cannes with Mrs Lowry & Son.

Robbie Little, the British producer, co-president of The Little Film Company and stalwart of the independent world, has died unexpectedly in London en route to Cannes.

Little, who served alongside his wife Ellen, was a widely admired, deeply experienced and beloved figure in the film industry. At the time of his death he was working with producer Debbie Gray on the Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave drama Mrs Lowry & Son and The More You Ignore Me, and was planning to continue talks with international buyers on the Croisette.
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British producer, sales agent Robbie Little dies en route to Cannes

British producer, sales agent Robbie Little dies en route to Cannes
Fixture of independent film world had been planning to attend Cannes.

Robbie Little, the British producer, co-president of The Little Film Company and stalwart of the independent world, has died unexpectedly in London en route to Cannes.

Little, who served alongside his wife Ellen, was a widely admired, deeply experienced and beloved figure in the film industry. At the time of his death he was working with producer Debbie Gray on the Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave drama Mrs Lowry & Son and The More You Ignore Me, and was planning to continue talks with international buyers on the Croisette.

Little
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First They Killed My Father review – Angelina Jolie's triumph spotlights casualties of war

The actor turned director’s passion project is a psychological stunner that shows the effects the Khmer Rouge’s reign left on the people of Cambodia

Whatever may be thought of Angelina Jolie and the controversial way she auditioned young people for this particular film – a Netflix production which airs later this month – she has created an accomplished piece of work which is possessed of a genuine artistry. It is something to compare to the films of Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hung, especially the dreamily sensual epiphanies of The Scent Of Green Papaya (1993) and At The Height Of Summer (2000).

Related: The Khmer Rouge and Cambodian genocide: how the Guardian covered it

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Watch Audrey Tautou, Melanie Laurent & Berenice Bejo In The First Trailer For Tran Anh Hung’s ‘Eternity’

It’s been too long since we’ve seen a project from Vietnamese-French director Tran Anh Hung. Though he can be hit and miss (his 2009 Josh Hartnett-starring “I Come With The Rain” does not come with the Playlist seal of approval), his films including the Camera D’Or and Oscar nominated “The Scent Of Green Papaya” and the […]

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Cannes: who's in the running?

Cannes: who's in the running?
Screen rounds up the films from across the globe that could launch at Cannes…

With less than a month to go until the Cannes Film Festival announces its line-up at its annual Paris press conference on April 14, Screen looks at what could make it into Official Selection and the parallel sections of Directors’ Fortnight and Critics’ Week.

UK and Ireland

The UK could have one of its strongest Cannes for years with hot favourites for a competition slot including Andrea Arnold’s Shia Labeouf-starring Us road movie American Honey and Ken Loach’s gritty Northern England-set drama I, Daniel Blake. It would be Loach’s 12th time in competition.

Ben Wheatley is also reportedly gunning for an Official Selection slot for his 1970s Boston-set, gangland thriller Free Fire, potentially Out of Competition or in Midnight Screenings. He was last in Cannes with Sightseers in Directors’ Fortnight.

Other UK hopefuls include Stephen FrearsFlorence Foster Jenkins and Indian
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Daily | Scorsese, Gomes, DeMille

In today's roundup: Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver at 40, a personal history of Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket, an appreciation of Miguel Gomes's Arabian Nights, another on Moussa Touré's The Pirogue, revisiting Cecil B. DeMille's The Cheat, Alex Ross Perry on Dennis Hopper in Lawrence Schiller and L.M. Kit Carson's The American Dreamer, Nicole Brenez on Jocelyne Saab, J. Hoberman on Richard Lester, Jonathan Rosenbaum on Tran Anh Hung's The Scent of Green Papaya, Daniel Kasman on Michael Bay, Stuart Klawans on Amos Gitai’s Rabin, the Last Day and Joseph Dorman and Oren Rudavsky's Colliding Dreams, Soraya Roberts on Winona Ryder, Matt Thrift on Robert De Niro—and much, much more. » - David Hudson
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Daily | Scorsese, Gomes, DeMille

In today's roundup: Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver at 40, a personal history of Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket, an appreciation of Miguel Gomes's Arabian Nights, another on Moussa Touré's The Pirogue, revisiting Cecil B. DeMille's The Cheat, Alex Ross Perry on Dennis Hopper in Lawrence Schiller and L.M. Kit Carson's The American Dreamer, Nicole Brenez on Jocelyne Saab, J. Hoberman on Richard Lester, Jonathan Rosenbaum on Tran Anh Hung's The Scent of Green Papaya, Daniel Kasman on Michael Bay, Stuart Klawans on Amos Gitai’s Rabin, the Last Day and Joseph Dorman and Oren Rudavsky's Colliding Dreams, Soraya Roberts on Winona Ryder, Matt Thrift on Robert De Niro—and much, much more. » - David Hudson
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Tokyo unveils Competition line-up

Competition section features six world premieres including titles from Koji Fukada and Yoshihiro Nakamura.

The 28th Tokyo International Film Festival (October 22-31) has unveiled its line-up with six world premieres in the Competition section, including Turkish director Mustafa Kara’s Cold Of Kalandar, Hao Jie’s My Original Dream and Thai film-maker Kongdej Jaturanrasmee’s Snap.

Also world-premiering in Competition are three Japanese titles: Kohei Oguri’s Foujita, Yoshihiro Nakamura’s The Inerasable and Koji Fukada’s Sayonara – the most local films in the main section since 2004.

The other selections are either Asian or international premieres. The topics of war or refugeeism are a common thread among some films, echoing current day headlines. “We were not conscious about choosing those types, it just happened that way and we noticed afterwards,” said Competition programming director Yoshi Yatabe.

“As much as possible we’d like to cover a wide range of geographical areas and genres,” he said of
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Tokyo International Film Festival unveils Competition line-up

Competition section features six world premieres including titles from Koji Fukada and Yoshihiro Nakamura.

The 28th Tokyo International Film Festival (October 22-31) has unveiled its line-up with six world premieres in the Competition section, including Turkish director Mustafa Kara’s Cold Of Kalandar, Hao Jie’s My Original Dream and Thai film-maker Kongdej Jaturanrasmee’s Snap.

Also world-premiering in Competition are three Japanese titles: Kohei Oguri’s Foujita, Yoshihiro Nakamura’s The Inerasable and Koji Fukada’s Sayonara – the most local films in the main section since 2004.

The other selections are either Asian or international premieres. The topics of war or refugeeism are a common thread among some films, echoing current day headlines. “We were not conscious about choosing those types, it just happened that way and we noticed afterwards,” said Competition programming director Yoshi Yatabe.

“As much as possible we’d like to cover a wide range of geographical areas and genres,” he said of
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7 More Cinematographers You Should Follow on Instagram

7 More Cinematographers You Should Follow on Instagram
Last year we wrote about 9 cinematographers you should follow on Instagram and you should definitely check them out. But why limit ourselves to just nine? So below we highlight seven more cinematographers who are worth following on Instagram. In addition to on-set shots, you'll find family portraits, travel tableaux and more. The cinematographers are listed below in alphabetical order, along with some of our favorite images from their Instagram accounts. Benoit Delhomme: The French cinematographer known for his dazzling photography on the Academy Award-winning "The Theory of Everything," "A Most Wanted Man" and "The Scent of Green Papaya" shares his paintings as well as an outsider's view of American life. Andrew Dunn: From "Precious" and "Lee Daniels' The Butler" to "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" and more recently, "Effie Gray," British cinematographer Andrew Dunn has displayed a wide range of...
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Tomorrow is the Submission Deadline in Oscar's Foreign Film Race

At the moment of this typing 67 films have been announced by their home countries as Oscar submissions and our famous charts are all updated to tell you about them with posters, running times, languages spoken, official site links, synopsis and more. This year's race has three countries who've never submitted before (Kosovo, Mauritania, and Panama). That's not a record since that was also true last year. Can we attribute the continual growth of this category to the general democratization of film now that (nearly) everything is digital and filmmaking is (theoretically) more affordable? Or perhaps it's a sure sign that the Oscar is still one of the most significant icons around the world?

The most exciting news this past week was Russia daringly choosing Cannes hit Leviathan - not the kind of film they normally would send.Other new additions to the chart include Egypt's Factory Girl, India's Liar's Dice,
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Mélanie Laurent, Audrey Tautou & Bérénice Bejo To Star In Tran Anh Hung's 'Eternity'

Like the French cinematic equivalent of Voltron, three of the country's most famed actresses are joining forces for a project that has us sold on name recognition alone. That the material is promising is a nice bonus. Mélanie Laurent, Audrey Tautou and Bérénice Bejo will star in "Eternité" (aka "Eternity") an adaptation of the French novel "L’élégance des Veuves" by Alice Ferney. "The Scent Of Green Papaya" and "Norwegian Wood" director Tran Anh Hung will be making his French language feature debut with the film, adapting the book himself, with story centering "around the theme of motherhood and three women who face up to tragedy and unhappiness with dignity," with the tale spanning multiple generations of women across the 19th and 20th century. So period drama sadness with these actresses and this director? Okay, we're in. Production begins this summer. [ScreenDaily/Allocine]
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Tran to direct Laurent, Tautou, Bejo

Tran to direct Laurent, Tautou, Bejo
Feature revolving around womanhood set to shoot in France late summer.

Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hung is set to work with Mélanie Laurent, Audrey Tautou and Bérénice Bejo on his first French-language feature, which is due to start shoot this summer.

Entitled Eternité (Eternity), the feature is an adaptation of Alice Ferney’s novel L’élégance des Veuves, revolving around the theme of motherhood and three women who face up to tragedy and unhappiness with dignity.

Tran has adapted the novel for the big screen. The director adapted Japanese writer Haruki Marakumi’s Norwegian Wood for his last film.

The €10m ($14m) production, due to start shooting at the end of this summer, is produced by Christophe Rossignon of Paris-based Nord-Ouest with the support of Canal+ and co-producers Samsa Film in Luxembourg and Artemis in Belgium.

Pathé will distribute in France and Pathé International will handle sales.

Tran won the Camera d’Or with his debut film The Scent of Green Papaya
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Tran Anh Hung to direct Laurent, Tautou, Bejo

Tran Anh Hung to direct Laurent, Tautou, Bejo
Feature revolving around womanhood set to shoot in France late summer.

Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hung is set to work with Mélanie Laurent, Audrey Tautou and Bérénice Bejo on his first French-language feature, which is due to start shoot this summer.

Entitled Eternité (Eternity), the feature is an adaptation of Alice Ferney’s novel L’élégance des Veuves, revolving around the theme of motherhood and three women who face up to tragedy and unhappiness with dignity.

Tran has adapted the novel for the big screen. The director adapted Japanese writer Haruki Marakumi’s Norwegian Wood for his last film.

The €10m ($14m) production, due to start shooting at the end of this summer, is produced by Christophe Rossignon of Paris-based Nord-Ouest with the support of Canal+ and co-producers Samsa Film in Luxembourg and Artemis in Belgium.

Pathé will distribute in France and Pathé International will handle sales.

Tran won the Camera d’Or with his debut film The Scent of Green Papaya
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Ioncinephile of the Month: Destin Daniel Cretton

Ioncinema.com’s Ioncinephile of the Month feature focuses on an emerging filmmaker from the world of cinema. This August, we get to once again profile an American Independent filmmaker who had the wind blowing in his sails moments before he launched his micro-budgeted I Am Not a Hipster at Sundance in 2012. Before unleashing his sophomore film, the character-rich, emotionally textured Short Term 12 in March, Destin Daniel Cretton had won over the Sundance jury with the short film going by the same name (2009 Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking). Winner of the 2013 SXSW Film Festival Grand Jury Award (worth mentioning, of which I was a proud member of) and an Audience Award at a handful of fests since SXSW, its the folks at Cinedigm who’ll be launching the film in select theaters on August 23rd. Here is our profile on Destin Daniel Cretton and we’re lucky enough that
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