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Three streamers join Nordisk Film & TV Fond

Three streamers join Nordisk Film & TV Fond
The Fond is one of Scandinavia’s leading backers, supporting films like Border, Queen of Hearts, Woman at War and The Square.

Nordisk Film & TV Fond is changing with the times by adding three new financing partners from the streaming world.

The total number of financing partners from Jan 1 2020 will be 22, after the new trio joins: Nordic Entertainment Group, C More Entertainment (digital TV and streaming service that is a division of Bonnier) and Vgtv (one of Norway’s leading web TV channels).

The Fond is one of Scandinavia’s leading backers, supporting films like Border, Queen Of Hearts, Woman At War
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Beta Cinema Acquires Karlovy Vary Competition Title ‘Patrick’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Beta Cinema has acquired the dark, offbeat comedy “Patrick,” the feature debut of Flemish director Tim Mielants (“Peaky Blinders”), which will world premiere in competition next month at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival. Variety has the exclusive trailer.

Featuring Kevin Janssens, Jemaine Clement and Bouli Lanners (“Rust and Bone”), “Patrick” is the story of a handyman at his father’s naturist campsite who dedicates his spare time to designing and building furniture. When he loses his trusted hammer, his search to retrieve it takes him to the furthest corner of the campgrounds—a journey that takes on existential meaning when his father passes away. As the life he long took for granted suddenly shifts course, Patrick embarks on a tragicomic quest that might ultimately help him become a new man.

“Patrick” is produced by Bart Van Langendonck of Savage Film. Beta Cinema will handle all international rights outside Benelux.
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Neon Positions ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ in Awards Season Prime Time

Neon Positions ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ in Awards Season Prime Time
Céline Sciamma’s Cannes Screenplay-winner “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” an 18th-century lesbian bodice-ripper that scored among the best reviews at the May festival, is a likely candidate for France’s submission for the Best International Feature Oscar. That said, it will face stiff competition for France’s slot from two other Cannes prize-winners, Mati Diop’s “Atlantics” and Ladj Ly’s “Les Misérables.” In any case, Neon will release the film in Los Angeles and New York on December 6, at the height of the awards season.

The theatrical distributor did well at Cannes, beating out Netflix and others on the popular title, partnering with Hulu to acquire North American rights. Neon picked up the eventual Palme d’Or winner, Bong Joon-Ho’s “Parasite,” ahead of the festival; that film is dated October 11. Expect both films to play the fall film festival circuit.

Adèle Haenel (“The Unknown Girl”) and
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Neon Positions ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ in Awards Season Prime Time

Neon Positions ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ in Awards Season Prime Time
Céline Sciamma’s Cannes Screenplay-winner “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” an 18th-century lesbian bodice-ripper that scored among the best reviews at the May festival, is a likely candidate for France’s submission for the Best International Feature Oscar. That said, it will face stiff competition for France’s slot from two other Cannes prize-winners, Mati Diop’s “Atlantics” and Ladj Ly’s “Les Misérables.” In any case, Neon will release the film in Los Angeles and New York on December 6, at the height of the awards season.

The theatrical distributor did well at Cannes, beating out Netflix and others on the popular title, partnering with Hulu to acquire North American rights. Neon picked up the eventual Palme d’Or winner, Bong Joon-Ho’s “Parasite,” ahead of the festival; that film is dated October 11. Expect both films to play the fall film festival circuit.

Adèle Haenel (“The Unknown Girl”) and
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Pop Culture Imports: ‘Burning,’ ‘The Wandering Earth,’ ‘Border,’ and More

Pop Culture Imports: ‘Burning,’ ‘The Wandering Earth,’ ‘Border,’ and More
(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) On this week’s Pop Culture Imports, it’s all about a few overlooked gems. First up is Burning one of the best movies of the year — foreign-language or not — which, like the strange Swedish fantasy-horror Border, got passed over by the […]

The post Pop Culture Imports: ‘Burning,’ ‘The Wandering Earth,’ ‘Border,’ and More appeared first on /Film.
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Films Boutique, Ad Vitam Take Un Certain Regard’s ‘Adam,’ from Maryam Touzani (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Madrid — Berlin-based Films Boutique has acquired international sales rights to Maryam Touzani’s Cannes Un Certain Regard women’s drama “Adam,” the feature debut of the Moroccan screenwriter-director who co-wrote Nabil Ayouch’s 2017 hit “Razzia,” in which she also starred.

In early distribution deals on “Adam,” Ad Vitam has acquired French distribution rights and Cinéart those to Benelux.

A women’s tale of friendship, rebirth and oppression, “Adam,” which world premieres at the Cannes Festival. It turns on the chance but life changing and enhancing encounter in Casablanca’s Medina between Samia, a heavily pregnant, single young woman down from the countryside to have her soon-to-be-born child adopted, and Abla, a widow with a vivacious eight-year-old daughter who has set up a bakery in her home to make ends meet.

Abla takes Samia in; Samia introduces Abla to some secrets of traditional Moroccan pastries, taught to her by her grandmother,
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UK's Emily Morgan, 'Border' producer among Efp Producers On The Move at Cannes

Three alumni of the programme have films premiering in Competition.

Emily Morgan, producer of Directors’ Fortnight 2017 title I Am Not A Witch, and Nina Bisgaard, producer of the Oscar-nominated Border, are among the 20 up-and-coming producers to be selected for the European Film Promotion (Efp)’s Producers On The Move showcase, which takes place at the Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25).

The programme for 20th edition runs from May 16-20, and includes pitching sessions, case studies, and one-to-one meetings with the international industry.

Morgan produced the Bifa and Bafta-winning I Am Not A Witch through her UK outfit Quiddity Films,
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The Best Movie New to Every Major Streaming Platform in April 2019

Netflix may get most of the attention, but it’s hardly a one-stop shop for cinephiles who are looking to stream essential classic and contemporary films. Each of the prominent streaming platforms — and there are more of them all the time — caters to its own niche of film obsessives. From chilling horror fare on Shudder, to esoteric (but unmissable) festival hits on the newly launched Ovid.tv, IndieWire’s monthly guide will highlight the best of what’s coming to every major streaming site, with an eye towards exclusive titles and bonus features that may help readers decide which of these services is right for them.

Here’s the best of the best for April 2019.

Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime has become the most reliable platform for exclusive streaming access to exciting indie and foreign movies. Netflix might get “Infinity War,” but Amazon Prime gets “Shoplifters.” Netflix might get “Solo,” but Amazon Prime gets “Cold War.
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Hear Courtney Marie Andrews’ Stirring Acoustic Version of ‘May Your Kindness Remain’

Twelve months on from the release of her acclaimed 2018 LP May Your Kindness Remain, Courtney Marie Andrews is commemorating its one-year anniversary with a stirring batch of acoustic covers, including the album’s title track and three other songs.

Cut in Nashville with Andrews alone on guitar, the stripped-down arrangement of “May Your Kindness Remain” showcases her in the soul-belting role she’s grown to fully inhabit. Warm and rich despite its sparseness, the new recording allows her voice to hit some spine-tingling registers, with nothing but her gently snapped
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Border review – into the woods for a body-horror romance | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week

Ali Abbasi’s dark drama focuses on transgression and taboo as two troubled people living on the edge of society develop a strange friendship

In all its freakiness, Ali Abbasi’s film Border is something between a superhero origin myth, a cop procedural and a body-horror romance. It’s about transgression and taboo, crossing borders and infringing limits: about culturally constructed wrongness and socially deplored differentness – what anthropologist Mary Douglas called dirt as matter out of place. The movie is based on a short story by Swedish horror writer John Ajvide Lindqvist (author of Let the Right One In) who has here collaborated with Abbasi and film-maker Isabella Eklöf on the screenplay. Apart from everything else, it’s a satirical reflection on the minority experience, perhaps also inspired by the director’s own feelings about being an Iranian who has studied and now lives and works in Denmark. (His debut
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Which Movies Should Win Oscars? Critics Vote and Make Some Surprising Choices

Which Movies Should Win Oscars? Critics Vote and Make Some Surprising Choices
If critics could influence the outcome of Sunday’s Oscar ceremony with the same precision that pundits predict it, two major possibilities would remain unchanged: “Roma” wins Best Picture, and Alfonso Cuarón takes Best Director. After that, the stories get a whole lot different.

According to the 41 critics who voted in IndieWire’s annual survey of which films deserve Oscars and Independent Spirit Awards, the gulf between who will win and who should has never been greater — but the Spirit Awards nominees are all really worthwhile.

The results in the Oscar categories should come as no surprise during one of the most wide-open awards seasons in recent memory. But it also points to a key distinction between critical favorites and Oscar darlings, which are subject to change. While the narratives around various categories have shifted many times over in the past few months, critics don’t work like that.

Roma
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Oscar-nominated drama 'Never Look Away' picked up by Modern Films for UK (exclusive)

2018 Venice Competition title is nominated for this year’s foreign-language Oscar.

Modern Films has bought UK rights to Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s Never Look Away from Beta Cinema.

The German and Russian- language film premiered in Competition at the Venice Film Festival last year. It is nominated for best foreign-language film and best cinematography at this year’s Academy Awards.

Spanning three decades of 20th century German history, Never Look Away stars Tom Schilling as a young art student who falls in love with a fellow student played by Paula Beer. Her father, portrayed by Sebastian Koch, disapproves of
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‘Vice,’ ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Look Pretty At Make-Up and Hairstyling Guild Awards

The Make-Up and Hairstyling Guild handed out their 2019 Awards on Saturday night and two of the three Academy Award nominees, “Vice” and “Mary Queen of Scots,” both had good nights. “Vice” took home Best Period and/or Character Makeup and Best Special Effects Makeup in a Film. “Mary Queen of Scots” took the Best Period and/or Character Hairstyling while “Crazy Rich Asians” won the honor for Contemporary Hairstyling.

The other Oscar nominee, “Border,” did not make the guild cut likely because it was a foreign language film.

Continue reading ‘Vice,’ ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Look Pretty At Make-Up and Hairstyling Guild Awards at The Playlist.
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2019 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards: ‘Vice’ wins on way to Oscars

2019 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards: ‘Vice’ wins on way to Oscars
“Vice,” the Oscar frontrunner for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, got a big boost at Saturday’s Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards. It won both of its bids for period/character makeup and special makeup effects.Its Oscar rival “Mary Queen of Scots” lost the race for period/character makeup but won for period/character hairstyling. The third Oscar nominee, Swedish film “Border,” was snubbed by the guild.

Last year, the eventual Oscar champ “Darkest Hour” won two of its three races: special makeup effects and best period/character makeup. It lost best period/character hairstyling to “I, Tonya.”

It took till the ninth guild awards of the season for “A Star is Born” to finally win as it was recognized for its contemporary makeup. Bradley Cooper‘s remake of the Hollywood classic had contended at the first eight guild awards unsuccessfully. “Asib: lost best contemporary hairstyling to “Crazy Rich Asians.
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‘Vice,’ ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Lead Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Winners

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‘Vice,’ ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Lead Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Winners
Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice,” starring Oscar nominees Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell, won two awards at the sixth annual Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Saturday night.

The film won for best period and/or character makeup as well as special makeup effects. “Mary Queen of Scots” received the prize for period and/or character hairstyling. The two films are Oscar-nominated for best makeup and hairstyling along with Swedish import “Border.”

A Star Is Born” and “Crazy Rich Asians” won the contemporary prizes for makeup and hairstyling, respectively.

In the television arenas, Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” walked away with a pair for period and/or character makeup and hairstyling. “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” and “Dancing With the Stars” won for contemporary makeup and hairstyling, respectively, while “Westworld” claimed the special effects trophy.

Actress Melissa McCarthy received the organization’s Distinguished Artisan Award.

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2019 Oscars calendar: WGA Awards on Feb. 17, final Academy Awards voting ends Feb. 19

2019 Oscars calendar: WGA Awards on Feb. 17, final Academy Awards voting ends Feb. 19
Before final voting for the Oscars began on February 12, we had heard from nine of the 13 guilds. Three more — makeup artists & hair stylists, sound editors and writers — hand out their awards this weekend, in advance of the Feb. 19 deadline for academy members to cast their ballots for the 91st annual Academy Awards. The costume designers weigh in with their picks hours after that voting ends.

At the Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards on Saturday, two of the three Oscar nominees for Best Makeup & Hairstyling — “Mary Queen of Scots” and “Vice” — are up for a pair of prizes each. The third nominee, the Swedish film “Border,” was snubbed by the guild.

At Sunday’s Motion Picture Sound Editor Awards, the Oscar frontrunner for Best Sound Editing, “First Man,” contends in three categories as do two of its rivals for this Academy Award (“A Quiet Place” and “Roma”). The other two
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One Two Films on a Roll With Award-Winning ‘Franky’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Jamila Wenske and Sol Bondy’s Berlin-based One Two Films, co-producer of this year’s Efm buzz title “Persian Lessons,” has scored another early winner with comedy-drama “Franky Five Star.”

The project, from writer-director Birgit Möller, won the Junior Entertainment Talent Slate (Jets) pitching competition at the Berlin Film Festival on Tuesday, securing it industry support from a broad range of international participants.

“Franky Five Star” stars Jella Haase, who shot to fame in the “Fack ju Göhte” franchise, as a young woman dealing with her often meddling multiple personalities as she navigates a blossoming romance.

The Jets initiative, organized by William Peschek’s German-u.K. group Wep Films, unites up-and-coming filmmakers and their feature film projects with producers, sales agents, financing companies and distributors from Germany, Canada, Ireland, Britain, Finland, Norway and the U.S.

This year the 13-member Jets jury, which included Sophie Green of Bankside Films; Antonio Exacoustos of Arri Media Intl.
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‘Border’ Producer Lines Up Literary Stable of Adaptations for the Screen

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‘Border’ Producer Lines Up Literary Stable of Adaptations for the Screen
2018 was a landmark year for Stockholm-based producer Piodor Gustafsson, head of Black Spark Film & TV whose Oscar-nominated films “Border,” “The Wife” and TV dramas “Moscow Noir “and “Sthlm Requiem” landed on screens worldwide. The producer also stepped up to his role as talent spotter/nurturer by adding the job of film and TV agent at Scandinavia’s leading Salomonsson Agency.

Over the last 25 years, through his various roles as indie producer, film consultant for the Swedish Film Institute and commissioning editor for pubcaster Svt, Gustafsson has refined his editorial flair. “As decision-maker, you get to see a lot of projects that get made and you do get a feel of what works or not,” he says.

Although widely diverse in genres, most of his productions are literary adaptations, often combining the daring with the mainstream. “Piodor harnesses unique universes and stories with a great narrative power and relatable characters,
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Inside Upstart Neon’s Big Return to Sundance With 4 Major Acquisitions (So Far)

  • The Wrap
Inside Upstart Neon’s Big Return to Sundance With 4 Major Acquisitions (So Far)
Neon left Park City, Utah, last year after lighting up the 2018 Sundance Film Festival with four acquisitions, including a splashy $10 million check for the technology dystopian thriller “Assassination Nation” — that wound up grossing just $2 million in theaters last fall.

You might think the 2-year-old company would be gun-shy in Park City this year, but instead it emerged with four films at this year’s festival — second only to the free-spending Amazon Studios.

Neon partnered with Hulu to win a bidding war for the buzzy Lupita Nyong’o comedy thriller “Little Monsters,” in a deal worth mid-seven figures, and bought the thriller “The Lodge” for just under $2 million, Latin American survival thriller “Monos” and partnered with Topic Studios to acquire rights to “Luce,” starring Naomi Watts and Octavia Spencer.

In addition, Neon was also locked in pricey bidding wars for high-profile titles including Mindy Kaling’s “Late Night,” which Amazon bought for $13 million,
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Sudesh Berry's son Suraj Berry back with a Bang

One more star kid to enter the Industry soon who as been preparing himself for a long time to enter in Bollywood he is non other "Sudesh Berry's" son "Suraj Berry" by profession ?he is a Model ?and a part from modelling his passion makes him to do acting and to fulfill his dream, he had started taking acting classes long back in Australia, and now he will be back in India very soon within this month .?

Also Sudesh Berry who have given many super hit movies in Bollywood like "Vansh", Border, Tango Charlie, Loc Kargil, ?Refugee, Maa Tujeh salam and many more, currently Mr ?berry is doing two Tv series Shakti and Muskan which are number one shows in there channels.?

Suraj Berry is very excited for his son who is going to come back in India and getting in the Industry.?
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