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San Sebastian: Loco Films Boards Celia Rico’s ‘Journey to a Mother’s Room’(Exclusive)

  • Variety
San Sebastian — Paris-based sales agent Loco Films has acquired world sales rights outside Spain and France to “Journey to a Mother’s Room,” a flagship first feature from the Barcelona-based writer-director Celia Rico, part of a young generation of often women directors who are lending new energies and focus to Catalan cinema.

Alfa Pictures will distribute the film in Spain. “Journey to a Mother’s Room” will world premiere in competition at San Sebastian’s main sidebar, its New Directors section, a launchpad for other notable women talents such as, reaching back to just last year, Switzerland’s Lisa Brühlmann (“Blue My Mind”), Colombia’s Laura Mora (“Killing Jesús”) and France’s Marine Francen (“The Sower), its eventual winner.

Loco Films will introduce the film to buyers at the San Sebastian Festival, which starts Friday. After that, “Journey to a Mother’s Room” will segue to the BFI London Festival.
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'Miss Sloane', 'Under The Shadow', 'Taboo' win at UK writers' guild awards

'Miss Sloane', 'Under The Shadow', 'Taboo' win at UK writers' guild awards
The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain has unveiled the winners of its 2018 awards.

The awards aim to highlight UK writing for film, television, radio, theatre, comedy, books and videogames.

At tonight’s (Jan 15) ceremony, hosted by writer and actor Vicki Pepperdine, Jonathan Perera’s script for the Jessica Chastain-starring political drama Miss Sloane won the best screenplay award, beating Gaby Chiappe’s and Paul Laverty’s nominations for Their Finest and The Olive Tree respectively.

The best first screenplay award went to Babak Anvari for his BAFTA-winning horror Under The Shadow, which triumphed over Johnny Harris’ nomination for Jawbone and Francis Lee’s nomination for God’s Own Country.
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Awards Roundup: ‘A Monster Calls’ Sweeps Goyas, Jessica Chastain and Mel Brooks Receive Honors and More

Awards Roundup: ‘A Monster Calls’ Sweeps Goyas, Jessica Chastain and Mel Brooks Receive Honors and More
Keep up with the glitzy awards world with our weekly Awards Roundup column.


– The Spanish Film Academy’s annual Goyas — think Oscars, Spain style — fell in love with Juan Antonio Bayona’s “A Monster Calls,” which walked away from this week’s ceremony with a massive nine awards. Although it missed out on Best Film to “Fury of Patient Man,” Bayona picked up Best Director and the film was showered with a slew of below the line nods. Check out the full list of winners below.


“Fury of a Patient Man”


J.A. Bayona for “A Monster Calls

New Director

Raul Arevalo for “Fury of a Patient Man”

Original Screenplay

David Pulido, Raul Arevalo for “Fury of a Patient Man”

Adapted Screenplay

Alberto Rodriguez, Rafael Cobos for “Smoke and Mirrors

Original Score

Fernando Velazquez for “A Monster Calls

Original Song

“Ai, Ai, Ai” by Silvia Perez Cruz for
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Peter Greenaway's 'Walking To Paris' among Eurimages awardees

  • ScreenDaily
Peter Greenaway's 'Walking To Paris' among Eurimages awardees
New film from Pascal Chaumeil, director of A Long Way Down, secures biggest support of more than $500,000; next film in the Department Q series also receives support.

Eurimages is to plough $4.7m (€4,444,000) into 18 feature films and two documentaries, following its latest meeting in London from March 9-12.

Among the titles to receive support is Walking To Paris, from British auteur Peter Greenaway, which received $300,000 (€280,000).

The biopic of sculptor Constantin Brancusi is being made with Dutch producer Kees Kasander. The film will focus on the 18 months when a 27-year-old Brancusi walked through Romania, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and France.

The film is due to begin shooting this month in Switzerland.

Speaking to ScreenDaily about the feature early this year, Greenaway said: “Along the way, living off the land as his years of being a shepherd boy had taught him, he had adventures - comic, violent, sexual and romantic - and certainly formative of his future sculpture, constantly building
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