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Anime Review: Junji Ito Collection (2018) by Shinobu Tagashira

Adapting the works of the famous horror Mangaka, “Junji Ito Collection” is an anthology series, which showcases both the creator’s favorites as well as fan favorites. Animated by Studio Deen, the series was co-produced by Crunchyroll and was broadcasted through the service worldwide in eight different languages. On physical release, the series included two Ova’s focusing on the character of “Tomie” (Not covered in this review). With some of It’s work previously been adapted into live action (“Tomie” “Long Dream”) and anime (“Gyo”) to mixed reception, the series collects 24 of Ito’s personal favorites, putting them into 12 episodes. The content, although all horror focused, does also contain some fantasy and comedic elements.

The enjoyment of the segments will depend on the viewer’s personal preference, and as a result offers a varied experience. Although Ito’s work does have some elements of comedy within his absurd concepts,
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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (August 12, 2016)

Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (August 12, 2016)
Every week, a bevy of new releases (independent or otherwise), open in theaters. That’s why we created the Weekly Film Guide, filled with basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

For August, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for August 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, August 12. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.

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Anthropoid

Director: Sean Ellis

Cast: Cillian Murphy, Harry Lloyd, Jamie Dornan, Toby Jones

Synopsis: “Anthropoid” is based on the extraordinary true story of “Operation Anthropoid,” the code name for the Czechoslovakian operatives’ mission to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich. Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution,
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Lars Mikkelsen wraps 'Winter Brothers'

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Lars Mikkelsen wraps 'Winter Brothers'
Exclusive: Film marks debut feature by Hlynur Pálmason who made Toronto-selected short Seven Boats.

Lars Mikkelsen (House of Cards), Elliott Crosset Hove (Parents), Simon Sears (TV’s Follow The Money), and Victoria Carmen Sonne (The Elite) lead the cast of Winter Brothers (Vinterbrodre), which has wrapped its six-week shoot in Faxe, Denmark.

Iceland-born Hlynur Pálmason, whose short Seven Boats was selected for Toronto 2014, makes his feature directorial debut and also wrote the original screenplay.

Producer Julie Waltersdorph Hansen and executive producer Per Damgaard Hansen are attending Cannes until Monday (May 16) to discuss the project with sales companies. Winter Brothers is set for delivery by the end of the year.

Copenhagen-based Masterplan Pictures leads the production, with co-producer Anton Mani Svansson from Iceland’s Join Motion Pictures.

The story is about two brothers (played by Hove and Sears) working during a cold winter. “We follow two brothers, their routines, habits, rituals and a violent
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TrustNordisk sells 10 films to China

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TrustNordisk sells 10 films to China
Chinese outfit Dd Dream’s acquisitions include Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune.

Dd Dream International Media has acquired Thomas Vinterberg’s Berlinale Competition title The Commune [pictured], adventure epic The Last King by Nils Gaup, Erik Skjoldbjærg’s thriller Pyromaniac and Vibeke Idsoe’s historical drama The Lion Woman.

Sales Manager Nicolai Korsgaard negotiated those deals with Dd’s Elizabeth Yang.

Hgc Entertainment has acquired Hannes Holm’s box-office hit

A Man Called Ove, Saara Cantell’s historical drama Devil’s Bride, Mads Matthiesen’s fashion-world drama The Model, Lisa Ohlin’s romantic drama Walk With Me, Nicola Donato’s WW2-era drama Across The Waters and Jesper W Nielsen’s The Day Will Come, about abuse at a boys home in the 1960s.

Sales Manager Nicolai Korsgaard negotiated those deals with Hgc’s Peter Li.
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Koch takes 'The Model' for Germany, Italy

TrustNordisk sells Mads Matthiesen’s fashion drama to four more territories.

German distribution outfit Koch Films has picked up rights to Mads Matthiesen’s fashion drama The Model for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

The Paris-set feature follows a young Danish model who becomes dangerously obsessed with a photographer.

The deal was negotiated at Efm between Moritz Peters, director of acquisitions and TV sales at Koch Films and Susan Wendt, head of sales at TrustNordisk.

The film stars Deadpool’s Ed Skrein and fashion model Maria Palm in her film debut.

The Model previously scored Efm deals for Latin America (California Filmes), China (Hgc Entertainment), Russia Cis (Voxell Media), Hungary (Vertigo Media), Turkey (Ozen Film), Estonia (Estin Film), Lithuania (Incognito Film), Former Yugoslavia (2i Film d.o.o.), France (Ab Groupe), Poland (Kino Swiat), Korea (Scene & Sound), Bulgaria (Pro Films) and Middle East (Gulf Film).

Peters said: “We are surprised that this very interesting subject hasn’t
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TrustNordisk inks deals on four titles

TrustNordisk inks deals on four titles
Magnus, The Model, Pyromaniac [pictured] and Devil’s Bride have all sold to multiple territories.

Scandinavian sales powerhouse TrustNordisk has closed deals on four titles at the Efm.

Magnus, Benjamin Ree’s documentary about chess player Magnus Carlsen featuring high profile grandmasters including Garry Kasparov, has sold to Germany (Nfp), Hong Kong (Edko films Ltd), former Yugoslavia (Discovery Film) and Benelux (September Film Rights).

The film is produced by Sigurd M. Karoliussen for Moskus Film in co-production with Vgtv, Nordisk Film Production and Main Island Production.

The Model, directed by Mads Matthiesen, has sold to Latin America (California Fil ms), China (Hgc Entertainment), Russia Cis (Voxell Media), Hungary (Vertigo Media), Turkey (Ozen Film), Estonia (Estin Film), Lithuania (Incognito Film) and Former Yugoslavia (2i Film d.o.o.).

Starring Ed Skrein (Deadpool) and debutant Maria Palm, the drama tells the story of an emerging model who develops a dangerous obsession with a male fashion photographer.

TrustNordisk previously
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'Land Of Mine' wins in Goteborg

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'Land Of Mine' wins in Goteborg
Danish landmine drama continues winning streak with $118,000 award; doc winner is Don Juan and audience prizes go to Welcome To Norway! and The Second Mother.

Danish director Martin Zandvliet’s Land Of Mine continued its hot streak by winning one of the world’s most lucrative film festival prizes, Goteborg’s Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film.

The prize comes with $118,000 (Sek 1m), financed by Volvo Car Group, Region Västra Götaland and the City Council of Gothenburg.

Zandvliet and producer Mikael Rieks, who had a day earlier won Rotterdam’s audience award, were on hand to collect the honour on Saturday night in Goteborg.

Zandvliet said the prize was “the one you really want to win” and said such an award enabled “creative freedom.”

Rieks commented that the attention for the film also helped audiences learn about the subject matter, based on the true story of German teenagers forced to clear landmines in Denmark after World War II
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Goteborg reveals next wave of Nordic hits

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Goteborg reveals next wave of Nordic hits
Nordic Film Market includes debut films by Force Majeure actress, the screenwriter of A Royal Affair and director of viral hit Las Palmas; CAA, UTA and ICM agents among attending industry.Scroll down for full list

More than 40 Nordic films and works in progress will be presented at the fruitful Nordic Film Market in Goteborg, which runs Feb 4-7 during to the Goteborg Film Festival (Jan 29 - Feb 8).

Often a productive staging post for impressive upcoming regional features and emerging talent, the 2016 lineup includes 17 finished features and 20 works in progress, plus eight titles presented as part of the Nordic Film Lab Discovery programme.

The works-in-progress presentations (see full list below) include ten debut films from the likes of A Royal Affair screenwriter Rasmus Heisterberg, viral hit Las Palmas director Johannes Nyholm, Force Majeure actress Fanni Metelius and Cannes Cinefondation alumni Juho Kuosmanen and Shahrbanoo Sadat.

Other works in progress will be presented from directors Mads Brugger ([link
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Festival Scope extends consumer platform with Iffr

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Festival Scope becomes brand of audience-facing VOD platform as industry service is rebranded Festival Scope Pro.

Festival Scope’s industry professionals service has been rebranded as Festival Scope Pro as the Festival Scope brand will now be used for its audience-facing VOD platform.

Festival Scope - the online hub for festival titles - is working with the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s Iffr Live initiative, which brings five films to 40 cinemas worldwide and to online audiences via Festival Scope at the same time as they are shown at the festival in Rotterdam (Jan 27 - Feb 7).

The online offering of Iffr Live will start Jan 29 and include Q&A sessions via Twitter, with films and Q&As available on Festival Scope through Feb 14. Only 400 digital tickets per film will be sold (priced at €4 or three for €9).

The films offered during Iffr Live are Prejudice by Antoine Cuypers; La Novia by Paula Ortiz; The Garbage Helicopter by Jonas Selberg Augustsén; [link
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‘The Yard’ to kick off 450 films in Goteborg

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Notable world premieres include Mads Matthiesen’s Teddy Bear follow-up The Model and Avalon director Axel Petersén’s Under the Pyramid.

Måns Månsson’s The Yard will open the 2016 Goteborg Film Festival (Jan 29 - Feb 8), which will screen some 450 films from 84 countries.

The film, which will have its world premiere at the Swedish festival’s Jan 29 opening, is adapted from Kristian Lundberg’s autobiographical novel about moving from cultural work to becoming a day laborer in Malmo harbour. Anders Mossling stars.

The festival’s closing film will be Henrik Ruben Genz’s Satisfaction 1720, Erlend Loe has written the manuscript for the film, about the post-war exploits of the “rock star of his day”, Vice-Admiral Tordenskjold.

Goteborg, the largest film festival in the Nordics and running for 11 days, is devoting special programmes to Italian cinema, Nigeria’s Nollywood and a new section on TV drama.

The eight films competing for the Dragon Award for Best Nordic film (which
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Obsession at Centre of Fashion World Set Thriller The Model [Trailer]

A couple of years ago, writer/director Mads Matthiesen made a splash with Teddy Bear, a drama about a quiet and shy body builder (played by real life body builder Kim Kold) who goes to Thailand to find a wife. The movie was touching and sentimental without being too saccharin, a fine line that is difficult to maintain for some but which Matthiesen had no issues with.

For his follow-up, Matthiesen is taking on another world with a movie that looks and feels far more like a thriller than his first feature: The Model. Set in the cut-throat world of Parisian high-fashion, the movie stars new comer Maria Palm as Emma, a young model breaking into the industry who develops an unhealthy obsession with fashion photographer Shane White (Ed Skrein). From the looks of it, when he mo [Continued ...]
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Is There A Fatal Attraction In Danish Thriller The Model?

Having taken the Best Director award at Sundance for his debut feature Teddy Bear, Denmark's Mads Matthiesen returns to the big screen soon with sexy thriller The Model.When emerging fashion model Emma gets a chance to pursue her dream of becoming an international top model, she leaves her everyday life in Denmark behind, and moves to Paris. At a photo shoot in her new hometown, she meets the attractive photographer Shane White and they fall in love. But their relationship soon turns into a dangerous obsession for Emma.Playing out largely in English to reflect the international nature of the fashion community this one is clearly aimed at a broader audience than Matthiesen's debut and given the quality evident in the trailer it seems quite clear...

[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]
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The Model pre-sells to France, Korea

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The Model pre-sells to France, Korea
Mads Matthiesen’s upcoming film starring Ed Skrein scores five territory deals at Berlin’s European Film Market (Efm).

After screening a three-minute promo of Mads Matthiesen’s upcoming film The Model at Efm (Feb 5-13), TrustNordisk has closed a slate of deals on the drama.

The Model has been sold to France (Ab Groupe), Poland (Kino Swiat), Korea (Scene & Sound), Bulgaria (Pro Films) and Middle East (Gulf Film).

Starring British actor Ed Skrein (Transporter Legacy) and model Maria Palm in her feature debut, The Model tells the story of emerging fashion model Emma who struggles to enter the Parisian fashion scene and develops a dangerous obsession for male photographer Shane White.

It marks Matthiesen’s second feature following Teddy Bear for which he won Best Director – World Dramatic Arts Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Producer is Jonas Bagger for Zentropa Entertainments10 ApS with executive producers Louise Vesth and Marie Gade Denessen. Co-produced by [link
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Jokinen, Aschan, Runarsson among Gothenburg Wip

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Jokinen, Aschan, Runarsson among Gothenburg Wip
Goteborg: Anticipated Nordic titles presented to industry.

A host of anticipated Nordic features were pitched to industry this week at the Works In Progress strand of the Gothenburg Film Festival.

Potential buyers and sellers heard about upcoming projects from directors including Antti Jokinen, Lisa Aschan and Mads Matthiesen.

Swedish outfit GarageFilm International is producing Aschan’s horror White People, currently in post-production.

Vera Vitali, Pernilla August and Issaka Sawadogo star in the feature about a woman’s clash with a corrupt head of security.

Aschan’s debut She Monkey’s received a special mention at the Berlinale and won Gothenburg’s Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film.

Solar Films’ period war-romance Wildeye, currently in post-production, comes from acclaimed Finnish features and music video director Antti Jokinen, best known for drama Purge and Hilary Swank starrer The Resident.

Set against the historical backdrop of The Lapland War in 1944-1945, Wildeye charts the story of a midwife who falls
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Ed Skrein to star in The Model

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Ed Skrein to star in The Model
The star of the upcoming Transporter reboot to lead new film from Teddy Bear director Mads Matthiesen.

British actor Ed Skrein is to star in The Model, the second film from Danish director Mads Matthiesen.

Skrein, a former Screen International Star of Tomorrow, is known for his roles in iLL Manors, The Sweeney and Game of Thrones, and will next be seen in Northmen: A Viking Saga, Kill Your Friends and the reboot of The Transporter action series, set for release spring 2015.

He will star opposite model and first time actor Maria Palm.

The Model tells the story of emerging fashion model Emma (Palm) who struggles to enter the Parisian fashion scene and develops a deadly obsession for male fashion photographer Shane White (Skrein).

Shooting has begun and will continue for seven weeks on location in Paris, Warsaw and Copenhagen.

It marks Matthiesen’s follow-up to Teddy Bear, the story of a bodybuilder looking for love that
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Casting: Holmes, Thirlby, Skrein, Martin

The Kennedys: After Camelot

Katie Holmes will reprise her role of Jackie Kennedy in Reelz's "The Kennedys: After Camelot," an upcoming sequel to the 2011 mini-series "The Kennedys".

Holmes will also executive produce and direct one of the four episodes with "24" veteran Jon Cassar helming the other three. Shooting begins in the spring in Canada. [Source: The Live Feed]

The Stanford Prison Experiment

Olivia Thirlby ("Dredd") and Nelsan Ellis ("True Blood" have joined the ensemble cast of Kyle Alvarez's "The Stanford Prison Experiment". Thirlby will play the wife of Billy Crudup's Dr. Philip Zimbardo, Ellis will play Jesse Fletcher.

The story deals with the infamous 1971 psychological exercise in which college students exhibited shocking cruel and sadistic behavior when divided into camps of prisoners and prison guards. Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, James Frecheville, Johnny Simmons, Ki Hong Lee and Michael Angarano also star. [Source: Deadline]

The Model

Ed Skrein ("Game of Thrones," "The Sweeney") is
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