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Locarno Film Review: ‘Iceman’

An extraordinary premise gets a slightly ordinary workout in Felix Randau’s meticulously mounted but narratively simplistic “Iceman,” an imagining of the last days in the life of the man we now know affectionately as Ötzi, whose mummified remains were found in the Alps in 1991, and were subsequently discovered to date back to 3300 B.C.... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 13th, 2017

Film Movement Buys Neolithic Drama ‘Iceman’ for North America (EXCLUSIVE)

Film Movement has acquired all North American distribution rights to the drama “Iceman,” written and directed by Felix Randau, Variety has learned exclusively. “Iceman,” which premiered in August at the Locarno Film Festival, centers on the final days of an Alps dweller about 5,300 years ago. “Iceman” will have a multi-platform U.S. release in the […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyNov 4th, 2017

Locarno: ‘Let the Corpses Tan,’ ‘Iceman,’ ’Winter Brothers,’ ‘Lucky’ Lead Buzz and Biz

LOCARNO, Switzerland — “Let the Corpses Tan,” “Iceman,” “Winter Brothers” and “Lucky” led biz or buzz as Locarno headed towards its final straits on Wednesday morning, with, of new films, “Three Peaks” and “A Skin So Soft” having drawn to date maybe the biggest critical plaudits – often the driver  of subsequent sales on Locarno... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 9th, 2017

Locarno: ‘Let the Corpses Tan,’ ‘Iceman,’ ’Winter Brothers,’ ‘Lucky’ Lead Buzz and Bizz

LOCARNO, Switzerland — “Let the Corpses Tan,” “Iceman,” “Winter Brothers” and “Lucky” led biz or buzz as Locarno headed towards its final straits on Wednesday morning, with, of new films, “Three Peaks” and “A Skin So Soft” having drawn to date maybe the biggest critical plaudits – often the driver  of subsequent sales on Locarno... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 9th, 2017

Review: Powerful acting lifts dark "The Iceman Cometh"

NEW YORK (AP) — It may take the Iceman a long time to arrive, but in director Robert Fall's powerful production of "The Iceman Cometh," the waiting takes place with unforgettable company, including Nathan Lane, Brian Dennehy and John Doug.....»»

Category: reviewsSource: yahooFeb 16th, 2015

Locarno: São Paulo-Locarno Industry Academy Int’l to Launch in October (EXCLUSIVE)

LOCARNO, Switzerland — Locarno’s Industry Academy will make a new expansive move this fall, launching an edition at São Paulo’s Mostra, the São Paulo-Locarno Industry Academy International, which takes place Oct. 25-29. The Brazilian event will be organized in partnership with Cinema do Brazil. The Locarno Industry Academy International already developed a pilot training facility at the... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 3rd, 2017

Locarno: Sales Agent Pick-Ups, Expansion, Digital Drive Early Industry Agenda

LOCARNO, Switzerland — Memento Films Int., Films Boutique, Luxbox, Wide Management, Stray Dogs, and New Europe Film Sales have all swooped on titles in the run-up to the 70th Locarno Festival, Europe’s biggest mid-Summer film event, as two issues look set to dominate its early industry agenda: Further Locarno Fest overseas expansion, as festival reshape... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 2nd, 2017

Global Showbiz Briefs: ‘Lucy’ To Open Locarno Film Festival; Brazil’s Take On ‘Rising Star’ Gets Season 2 Renewal; Mor

‘Lucy’ To Open Locarno Film Festival Luc Besson’s Lucy is set to open the Locarno Film Festival on August 6. Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman star in the sci-fi pic about a woman caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineApr 19th, 2017

Locarno: Swiss Dominik Locher’s ‘Goliath’ Scooped Up by Wide Management (EXCLUSIVE)

Driving into new talent, Loic Magneron’s Paris-based Wide Management has swooped on world sales rights to Dominik Locher’s “Goliath,” the only majority-Swiss film in main competition at this year’s Locarno, Switzerland’s biggest film festival. Deal excludes Switzerland and is non-exclusive for Germany. World premiering at Locarno, where Wide, a fixture at the Swiss Festival, will... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 20th, 2017

Film Republic Acquires ‘El Tiempo Nublado’ (EXCLUSIVE)

LOCARNO – On the near eve of Locarno, Xavier Henry-Rashid’s London-based Film Republic has acquired world sales rights to Arami Ullon’s “El tiempo nublado,” that features next Tuesday in this year’s Locarno Fest’s Panorama Suisse. Pascal Tra.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 7th, 2014

Locarno, Transilvania Fests Pact to Promote Young Romanian Directors

LONDON — Locarno Film Festival and Transilvania Intl. Film Festival will join forces to promote the winning Romanian directors from Transilvania Pitch Stop at Locarno Industry Days, which runs Aug. 9-11. The young directors will have the opportunity.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMay 13th, 2017

Denzel Washington to Star on Broadway in ‘The Iceman Cometh’

Denzel Washington, one of Broadway’s biggest draws at the box office, is set to make his Broadway return this spring in Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh.” Scott Rudin will produce the revival, with George C. Wolfe on board to direct. Washington’s last two Broadway appearances, in “Fences” in 2010 and “A Raisin in the Sun”... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 21st, 2017

Was "Iceman Otzi" a Copper Age fashionista?

The 5,300-year-old Alpine mummy known as the Tyrolean Iceman died wearing leather clothes and accessories harvested from no less than five wild or domesticated species, a DNA analysis published Thursday revealed. Frozen solid after being fatally wounded b.....»»

Category: fashionSource: yahooAug 19th, 2016

Locarno: Casa Wabi, Mantarraya Launch Film Prize

LOCARNO, Switzerland — Mexico’s Mantarraya Group, producer of Cannes Best Director winners Carlos Reygadas (2012’s “Post Tenebras Lux”) and Amat Escalante (2013’s “Heli”), is establishing another festival presence in Europe, teaming with art foundation Fundación Casa Wabi to adjudicate a new prize at the Locarno Festival’s newly competitive Signs of Life section. Opening this year... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 12th, 2017

Locarno: Dawood Hilmandi’s ‘Badeszenen’ and We Ra’s ‘One Summer Day’ Win Open Doors Top Awards

LOCARNO, Switzerland —  Dawood Hilmandi’s “Badeszenen” and We Ra’s “One Summer Day” won the biggest awards at the Locarno Festival’s Open Doors co-production forum. A magic-realistic tale, ”Badeszenen” is produced by Mohamed Husain Naikzad at Bamiyan Film Production with offices in Afghanistan and Amsterdam. It follows Yoro, a motherless 12-year-old kid who serves his father’s two... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 8th, 2017

Locarno: Estonia’s ‘Portugal’ Wins Top First Look Prize

LOCARNO, Switzerland —  Making good on its buzz coming into Locarno, “Portugal,” the debut film feature of renowned Estonian playwright Laurie Lagle, took the top First Look prize on Sunday at Locarno’s Festival, as Locarno’s three day pix-in-post showcase, focusing this year on Baltic Cinema, came to an end. “Portugal’s” prize, Euros 65,000 ($76,560) in... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 6th, 2017

Locarno: Fandango Closes Raft of Sales on ‘Loves That Cannot Belong to This World’ (EXCLUSIVE)

LOCARNO, Switzerland — Fandango Sales has closed multiple deals on Italian director Francesca Comencini’s romantic dramedy “Stories of Love That Cannot Belong to This World,” ahead of the film’s world premiere Sunday on the Locarno Film Festival’s 8,000-seat Piazza Grande. The Rome-based sales unit of producer Domenico Procacci Fandango shingle has sold “Stories of Love” to... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 5th, 2017

Locarno: Alief Enters Sales Biz, Acquiring Int’l on Artizm’s ‘Scary Mother’ (EXCLUSIVE)

LOCARNO, Switzerland — London and Tbilisi-Based Alief LLC, an international player on Georgia’s film scene, is moving into the world sales business, acquiring international rights to “Scary Mother,” a Locarno Cineastes of the Present title. The sales deal was struck Friday by Alief and Artizm, “Scary Mother’s” Georgian producer. It includes festival reprsentation. Alief’s move... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 5th, 2017

Todd Haynes to Receive Locarno Lifetime Achievement Award

ROME – The Locarno Film Festival will pay homage to Todd Haynes with its Pardo d’Onore Manor lifetime achievement award. The Oscar-nominated U.S. director will also be celebrated by the prominent Swiss fest with screenings of his latest film “Wonderstruck” and also his first feature “Poison,” which competed in Locarno in 1991. Haynes is expected to make... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 18th, 2017

Locarno: Antoinette Boulat and Elsa Pharaon Win First European Casting Director Award

LOCARNO, Switzerland — The Locarno Film Festival’s innovative European Casting Director Award has spawned its first winner(s): France’s Antoinette Boulat and Elsa Pharaon for discovering first-timer Rod Paradot and casting him as the lead in Em.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 7th, 2016

Locarno Fest’s Alliance for Development Seeks to Improve European Co-Prods

LOCARNO, Switzerland — The Locarno Film Festival is seeking to improve the dynamics of European co-productions by fostering early stage collaborations between producers in Germany, Italy, France, and Switzerland through its Alliance for Development,.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 6th, 2016