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Paco Delgado On Fitting Oprah And The Costumes Of ‘A Wrinkle In Time’

You may not recognize Paco Delgado‘s name, but the two-time Oscar nominee has created costumes for films such as “The Danish Girl,” “Les Miserables,” “The Skin I Live In” and “Biutiful.” Now, his designs are on display in Ava Duvernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time” where the looks for the cosmically powerful Mrs. characters are showcases for his talent. And that means some of the most drag-licious costumes for stars Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and none other than Oprah Winfrey.
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‘The Shape of Water’: How Guillermo Del Toro Made a Fantasy Blockbuster for Under $20 Million

‘The Shape of Water’: How Guillermo Del Toro Made a Fantasy Blockbuster for Under $20 Million
Nominated for 13 Academy Awards, “The Shape of Water” is a one of those period pieces centered around a magical fable that requires the type of world building and technical artistry Oscar voters love. The film references classic Hollywood films of previous eras, but surprisingly doesn’t come with high price tag of an impeccably designed fantasy film that shot for 58 days, 41 on a soundstage.

“A lot of people in the industry don’t believe us, they say no, no, it cost more than $30 [million],” said del Toro in an interview with IndieWire. “Two or three people say, ‘Tell me the truth.’ It’s $19.5 million — actually, that’s not true. We did it for $19.3 million, because we [recently] tallied it up and we got $200,000 change to give back.”

Del Toro was raised to be a fiscally responsible filmmaker coming up in a Mexican film industry that doesn’t allow for waste. Starting with his short films,
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Isabel Coixet’s ‘The Bookshop’ Tops Spain’s 2018 Goya Awards

Isabel Coixet’s ‘The Bookshop’ Tops Spain’s 2018 Goya Awards
Madrid — Just three hours after female talent was amply awarded at Sweden’s Göteborg Festival, Scandinavia’s biggest film event, Isabel Coixet’s “The Bookshop” topped the 32nd Goya Awards Saturday night, winning best picture, director and adapted screenplay.

Healthily sold abroad by Celsius, and a sturdy box office performer in Spain, where it has earned $2.9 million, “The Bookshop” is produced by Spain’s A Contracorriente Films and Diagonal TV and Zephyr Films. A big-screen makeover of Penelope Fitzgerald’s quietly subversive 1978 novel, about a widow opening up a bookshop in a sleepy coastal town, “The Bookshop’s” triumph represents only the second time an English-language movie has won a best picture Goya. The first was Coixet’s “The Secret Life of Words” in 2006.

A coming-of-ager – and ode to diversity – hailed by Variety as a “delicate sleeper,” Carla Simon’s debut “Summer 1993” took first feature at the Goyas, as well breakthrough actress (Bruna Cursi) and supporting actor (David Verdaguer
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Guillermo del Toro (‘Shape of Water’) may finally join his ‘Amigos’ Alfonso Cuaron & Alejandro G. Inarritu as an Oscar winner

Guillermo del Toro (‘Shape of Water’) may finally join his ‘Amigos’ Alfonso Cuaron & Alejandro G. Inarritu as an Oscar winner
Will Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”) finally join his filmmaking friends Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu in the pantheon of Oscar winners this year? If our odds are to be believed, he’s a strong front-runner to snag Best Picture, Best Director, and maybe even Best Original Screenplay for his romantic fantasy about a mute janitor (Sally Hawkins) in love with a fish man. And just think, it was a little more than a decade ago, in 2007, that the Three Amigos of Cinema, as they like to be known, were competing alongside each other for their 2006 films “Babel” (Inarritu), “Children of Men” (Cuaron) and “Pan’s Labyrinth” (del Toro). Two of them were first-time Oscar nominees that year. Now, by March 4, they could all be Oscar winners.

“There was a moment [in 2006] where we all felt like a historical weight,” del Toro recalled in our recent video interview
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Congratulations, Lesley Manville: You just became the 17th Oscar nominee without bids from any of Critics’ Choice, SAG Awards and Golden Globes

Congratulations, Lesley Manville: You just became the 17th Oscar nominee without bids from any of Critics’ Choice, SAG Awards and Golden Globes
Let’s hope that Lesley Manville was watching the Academy Awards nominations announcement. She defied our odds and was cited for her scene stealing supporting turn in “Phantom Thread.” In so doing, she became the 17th performer to reap an Oscar bid with first contending at either the Golden Globes Or the Critics’ Choice Or the SAG Awards.

Below, we enumerate the lucky few who came out of left field to be nominated at the Oscars without first having been in the running at at least one of these awards. However, for all of these the nominations had to be reward enough.

And be sure to compare this roster of those who defied the odds and reaped surprise Oscar bids without contending at any of these awards with those 21 performers who were snubbed by the academy despite nominations at the Critics’ Choice, SAG Awards and Golden Globes. The newest of
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Viacom, Telefe, Rebolución, MyS Producción, Film Factory Team on ‘Animal’ (Exclusive)

Viacom, Telefe, Rebolución, MyS Producción, Film Factory Team on ‘Animal’ (Exclusive)
Buenos Aires – Making good on its promise to drive into local content following its purchase of Argentine free-to-air network Telefe last year, Viacom International Media Networks-Americas is putting its weight behind its first theatrical film production in Latin America: “Animal,” a thriller from Oscar-winning screenwriter Armando Bo.

Produced Bo’s label Rebolución, MyS Producción and Telefe, all based in Argentina, “Animal” is the first movie in which Vimn-Americas, via Telefe, will have a big equity stake. It also marks the first time that Vimn-Americas will itself oversee Latin American distribution rights for all platforms on a local feature.

With Film Factory as sales agent for all other global markets and Bowfinger International as co-producer, both out of Spain, “Animal” brings together a new iteration of a multinational combo that has produced some of the most powerful Spanish-language films of the last few years, such as Damián Szifron’s “Wild Tales” and Pablo Trapero’s “The Clan.” In
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Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities

Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities
Triumph over adversity is drama defined, and Oscar nominations often go to actors whose characters find victory over physical or mental afflictions. The earliest example goes back to 1947; that was the year that non-pro Harold Russell won Best Supporting Actor and a special award for “The Best Years of Our Lives.” Russell was a WWII veteran who lost both of his hands while making a training film. Of note: Of the 59, 27 of these nominations went on to a win. This year’s roster of stars playing afflicted characters includes Jake Gyllenhaal as bombing victim Jeff Baumer in “Stronger,” Andrew Garfield as polio survivor Robin Cavendish in “Breathe,” Bryan Cranston as a millionaire quadriplegic in “The Upside,” and Sally Hawkins in two roles, as an arthritic painter in “Maudie” and a mute lab worker in “The Shape of Water.”

Check out Oscar’s rather astonishing legacy of afflicted contenders below.

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Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities

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Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities
Triumph over adversity is drama defined, and Oscar nominations often go to actors whose characters find victory over physical or mental afflictions. The earliest example goes back to 1947; that was the year that non-pro Harold Russell won Best Supporting Actor and a special award for “The Best Years of Our Lives.” Russell was a WWII veteran who lost both of his hands while making a training film. Of note: Of the 59, 27 of these nominations went on to a win. This year’s roster of stars playing afflicted characters includes Jake Gyllenhaal as bombing victim Jeff Baumer in “Stronger,” Andrew Garfield as polio survivor Robin Cavendish in “Breathe,” Bryan Cranston as a millionaire quadriplegic in “The Upside,” and Sally Hawkins in two roles, as an arthritic painter in “Maudie” and a mute lab worker in “The Shape of Water.”

Check out Oscar’s rather astonishing legacy of afflicted contenders below.

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Locarno Critics Academy 2017: Meet This Year’s Aspiring Film Critics

Locarno Critics Academy 2017: Meet This Year’s Aspiring Film Critics
The 2017 Locarno Film Festival recently wrapped its 70th edition, where several aspiring film critics participated in the latest edition of the Locarno Critics Academy, an international workshop to educate promising writers in the craft and discipline of contemporary film criticism. This year’s participants will contribute essays on highlights from the festival. Here’s an overview of their backgrounds and interests.

Name: Jaime Grijalba Gómez

Age: 27

Twitter handle: @jaimegrijalba

Home: Santiago de Chile, Chile.

Cinematic area of expertise: Chilean cinema, film festivals, horror cinema

Best movie you’ve seen in 2017: El mar la mar

Favorite book (or piece of writing) about film: Bresson’s “Notes on the Cinematographer”

I’m taking part in the Locarno Critics Academy because… I want to think that criticism today still has a role that goes beyond those interested in film or in making them. It has a role in society, and I want to find it.
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San Sebastian: ‘El Autor,’ ‘Handia,’ ‘Life and Nothing More’ Make Competition Cut

San Sebastian: ‘El Autor,’ ‘Handia,’ ‘Life and Nothing More’ Make Competition Cut
Madrid — “Marrowbone,” the awaited directorial debut of Sergio G. Sanchez, screenwriter of “Jurassic World 2” director J.A. Bayona’s “The Orphanage” and “The Impossible,” will screen at this year’s San Sebastian Festival, the highest-profile film event in the Spanish-speaking world.

As will Florida-set “Life and Nothing More,” Spaniard Antonio Mendez Esparza’s follow-up to Cannes Critics’ Week winner “Aquí y Allá”; “Fe de Etarras,” Netflix’s second original movie in Spain, and Aitor Arregi and Jon Garaño’s anticipated “Handia,” a flagship of new Basque cinema.

San Sebastián’s Perlas, a fest standouts section, closes with Fernando Leon de Aranoa’s “Loving Pablo,” announced yesterday as Venice-bound and a true-event tale of Pablo Escobar’s love affair with a TV presenter. Javier Bardem plays Escobar, Penelope Cruz his unlikely lover.

“Handia,” “Life and Nothing More” and “El Autor,” directed by Manuel Martin Cuenca (“Canibal”), vie in San Sebastian’s main competition for its top Golden Shell award
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San Sebastian: ‘El Autor,’ ‘Handia,’ ‘Life and Nothing More’ Make Competition Cut

San Sebastian: ‘El Autor,’ ‘Handia,’ ‘Life and Nothing More’ Make Competition Cut
Madrid — “Marrowbone,” the awaited directorial debut of Sergio G. Sanchez, screenwriter of “Jurassic World 2” director J.A. Bayona’s “The Orphanage” and “The Impossible,” will screen at this year’s San Sebastian Festival, the highest-profile film event in the Spanish-speaking world.

As will Florida-set “Life and Nothing More,” Spaniard Antonio Mendez Esparza’s follow-up to Cannes Critics’ Week winner “Aquí y Allá”; “Fe de Etarras,” Netflix’s second original movie in Spain, and Aitor Arregi and Jon Garaño’s anticipated “Handia,” a flagship of new Basque cinema.

San Sebastián’s Perlas, a fest standouts section, closes with Fernando Leon de Aranoa’s “Loving Pablo,” announced yesterday as Venice-bound and a true-event tale of Pablo Escobar’s love affair with a TV presenter. Javier Bardem plays Escobar, Penelope Cruz his unlikely lover.

“Handia,” “Life and Nothing More” and “El Autor,” directed by Manuel Martin Cuenca (“Canibal”), vie in San Sebastian’s main competition for its top Golden Shell award
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France’s Le Pacte Co-Produces Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s ‘El Reino’

France’s Le Pacte Co-Produces Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s ‘El Reino’
Jean Labadie’s Le Pacte, the upscale Paris-based arthouse film company, has taken a co-production stake in Spaniard Rodrigo Sorogoyen‘s political corruption thriller “El Reino,” probably one of the most talked-about Spanish productions of the upcoming months.

Doing so, Le Pacte, which acquired French distribution rights to Sorogoyen’s previous film, serial killer thriller “May God Save Us,” a best screenplay winner at 2016’s San Sebastian Festival, goes one step further in its commitment to Sorogoyen, already consolidated as a Spanish directors to track.

In “El Reino,” the French outfit joins forces with “May God Save Us” producers Tornasol Films, the Spanish company behind Juan José Campanella’s Oscar-winning “The Secret in Their Eyes,” and Atresmedia Cine, the film production arm of broadcaster Atresmedia whose credits include Woody Allen’s “Vicky Christina Barcelona.”

Warner Bros. Pictures España and Latido Films are also re-teaming with Sorogoyen on “El Reino,” after having handled respectively local distribution and international
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Watch Miles Teller In Thank You For Your Service Trailer

DreamWorks Pictures has released a first look at their upcoming film Thank You For Your Service.

The drama follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield.

Starring an ensemble cast led by Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey and Jayson Warner Smith, the drama is based on the bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author David Finkel.

Jason Hall, who wrote the screenplay of American Sniper, makes his directorial debut with Thank You For Your Service and also serves as its screenwriter.

Book synopsis:

No journalist has reckoned with the psychology of war as intimately as David Finkel. In The Good Soldiers, his bestselling account from the front lines of Baghdad, Finkel embedded with the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion as they carried out the infamous “surge,” a grueling fifteen-month tour that changed them all forever.

In Thank You for Your Service, Finkel follows many of those same men as they return home and struggle to reintegrate―both into their family lives and into American society at large. He is with them in their most intimate, painful, and hopeful moments as they try to recover, and in doing so, he creates an indelible, essential portrait of what life after war is like―not just for these soldiers, but for their wives, widows, children, and friends, and for the professionals who are truly trying, and to a great degree failing, to undo the damage that has been done. Thank You for Your Service is an act of understanding, and it offers a more complete picture than we have ever had of two essential questions: When we ask young men and women to go to war, what are we asking of them? And when they return, what are we thanking them for?

Jon Kilik (The Hunger Games series, Babel) produces the film, while Ann Ruark (Biutiful) executive produces.

Universal Pictures will release the film October 27.

www.ThankYouForYourServiceMovie.com

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Cannes Winning Best Actor and Lanthimos' Quirky 'Family' Thriller Academy Award Chances?

'120 Beats per Minute' trailer: Robin Campillo's AIDS movie features plenty of drama and a clear sociopolitical message. AIDS drama makes Pedro Almodóvar cry – but will Academy members tear up? (See previous post re: Cannes-Oscar connection.) In case France submits it to the 2018 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, screenwriter-director Robin Campillo's AIDS drama 120 Beats per Minute / 120 battements par minute, about the Paris Act Up chapter in the early 1990s, could quite possibly land a nomination. The Grand Prix (Cannes' second prize), international film critics' Fipresci prize, and Queer Palm winner offers a couple of key ingredients that, despite its gay sex scenes, should please a not insignificant segment of the Academy membership: emotionalism and a clear sociopolitical message. When discussing the film after the presentation of the Palme d'Or, Pedro Almodóvar (and, reportedly, jury member Jessica Chastain) broke into tears. Some believed, in fact, that 120 Beats per Minute
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Thank You for Your Service Trailer Puts Miles Teller on the Front Lines

Thank You for Your Service Trailer Puts Miles Teller on the Front Lines
Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have released the first trailer, poster and photos for the upcoming true story adaptation Thank You For Your Service, starring Miles Teller. This could very well be an early Oscar contender, hitting theaters in late October, with a talented cast and the writer behind Best Picture nominee American Sniper, Jason Hall, adapting this bestselling book by David Finkel and making his directorial debut. This first trailer offers a glimpse inside the life of a celebrated soldier and his comrades as they return home from battle.

The trailer for Thank You for Your Service which debuted on Universal Pictures YouTube, follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield. Miles Teller leads the cast as Adam Schumann,
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New trailer debuts for Miles Teller drama Thank You For Your Service

Entertainment One have debuted a brand new trailer for the upcoming Miles Teller-led drama Thank You For Your Service, which is released in cinemas later in the year. More on the the Thank You For Your Service trailer below.

Thank You For Your Service trailer lands online

The film follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield. The gripping drama is based on the bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author David Finkel.

The book on which the film is based was one of The Washington Post‘s Top 10 Books of the Year and was A New York Times Notable Book of 2013.

Jon Kilik (The Hunger Games series, Babel) produces the film, while Ann Ruark (Biutiful) executive produces.
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Cannes: ‘The Summit’s’ Santiago Mitre on Fiction in Politics, Politics in Fiction

Cannes: ‘The Summit’s’ Santiago Mitre on Fiction in Politics, Politics in Fiction
Cannes — World premiering in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard, the third feature from Argentine Santiago Mitre (“The Student,” “Paulina”) follows an Argentine President (Ricardo Darín) at a Latin American summit, who is conflicted on a political and personal level. Dolores Fonzi (“Paulina”) plays his daughter, Elena Anaya an Oriana Fallaci-ish journalist, Christian Slater a U.S. diplomat. Sold internationally by Film Factory Ent., “The Summit” is produced by K & S (Pablo Trapero’s “The Clan”), La Union de los Rios (“Paulina,” “The Student”) Spain’s Mod Producciones (Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Biutiful”) and France’s Maneki Films (Pablo Trapero’s “White Elephant”). “The Summit” marks a step-up into a far higher-profile production from the Cannes 2015 Critics’ Week winner and co-writer of “White Elephant”. “The Summit” will be released in the U.S. in August via Warner Bros. Pictures.

What drive you to make “The Summit,” a political thriller-drama, what interests you about politics?
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Why Alejandro González Iñárritu is the Director Who Finally Got Vr Right — Cannes 2017

Why Alejandro González Iñárritu is the Director Who Finally Got Vr Right — Cannes 2017
Count on Alejandro González Iñárritu to be at the forefront of a new genre. “It is not cinema,” he told me Thursday after I experienced his extraordinary Vr immersion “Carne Y Arena” at a special warehouse installation 30 minutes outside of Cannes.

Here’s why “Carne y Arena” is amazing — but it’s not a movie.

It’s a museum installation

The six-and-a-half minute Vr piece is only part of the display that will be mounted (on a grander and more elegant scale) first in June at the Prada Foundation in Milan and then in July at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, followed by other museums around the world.

“If people come here with idea to see a short film, it’s wrong,” he said. “It’s like taking two hours to go to the Biennale in Venice. That’s how you have to see it, to experience it
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Why Alejandro González Iñárritu is the Director Who Finally Got Vr Right — Cannes 2017

Why Alejandro González Iñárritu is the Director Who Finally Got Vr Right — Cannes 2017
Count on Alejandro González Iñárritu to be at the forefront of a new genre. “It is not cinema,” he told me Thursday after I experienced his extraordinary Vr immersion “Carne Y Arena” at a special warehouse installation 30 minutes outside of Cannes.

Here’s why “Carne y Arena” is amazing — but it’s not a movie.

It’s a museum installation

The six-and-a-half minute Vr piece is only part of the display that will be mounted (on a grander and more elegant scale) first in June at the Prada Foundation in Milan and then in July at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, followed by other museums around the world.

“If people come here with idea to see a short film, it’s wrong,” he said. “It’s like taking two hours to go to the Biennale in Venice. That’s how you have to see it, to experience it
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Atresmedia, Warner Bros. Fire Up Oriol Paulo’s ‘Mirage’ (Exclusive)

“Mirage,” the supernatural thriller by Oriol Paulo, one of Spain’s hottest young writing-directing talents (“Julia’s Eyes,” “The Body”) is set to go into production Nov. 17, powered by Atresmedia Cine, the film production arm of TV network Atresmedia Group, and producers Think Studio and Colosé Producciones.

Warner Bros. Pictures handles distribution in Spain on a feature project that is shaping up as one of the highest-profile Spanish movies moving towards production this year.

Written by Paulo and Lara Sendim, “Mirage” stars Adriana Ugarte (“Julieta”) as Vera Durán, a happily married mother, whose life turns into a nightmare when in the attempt to avoid a crime ends up provoking a series of chain reactions that change her life completely.

Atresmedia Cine CEO Mercedes Gamero said the supernatural thriller is in the vein of “Frequency,” “White Noise” and “Unknown.”

Action is set between 1980, 2000 and 2014.

Suspense thriller “The Invisible Guest,” which previously teamed Atresmedia Cine,
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