Locarno Film Review: ‘Mrs. Fang’

A woman dies of Alzheimers in a small Chinese fishing village in slow-cinema auteur Wang Bing's merciless Locarno-winning documentary......»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 13th, 2017

"Orphan Black" Creator Speaks About [Spoiler"s] Shocking Death

SPOILER ALERT – don’t continue reading if you haven’t watched the latest episode of Orphan Black. Orphan Black‘s latest episode aired last night and revealed the death of Felix and Sarah’s beloved foster mother Mrs. S, played by actress Maria Doyle Kennedy. Mrs. S was shot by Ferdinand after he was betrayed by Rachel. The [...] SPOILER ALERT – don’t continue reading if you haven’t watched the latest episode of Orphan Black. Orphan Black‘s latest episode aired last night and revealed the death of Felix and Sarah’s beloved foster mother Mrs. S, played by actress Maria Doyle Kennedy. Mrs. S was shot by Ferdinand after he was betrayed by Rachel. The two were in a shooting match and while Mrs. S did get in some shots, she was ultimately killed. Creator Graeme Manson spoke with EW about the shocking death. “If you track the story and you track the story of Sarah and Mrs. S, we’re telling a generational story now. Ultimately, we’re telling that story about Sarah’s journey, and to step into those big shoes of her mother is really the strongest journey that Sarah can make. So, there was a drop in the writer’s room. There was one of those moments of deep breath when the idea came up because it’s our final season. Someone has to go, and this made sense. And the first phone calls that we made were to Tatiana and to Maria to talk about this, and everybody had the same reaction — that gut reaction that this was the gut punch the series needed,” Graeme told the publication......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 30th, 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

Locarno Film Review: ‘Mrs. Hyde’

An offbeat, fizzy farce that goes a little flat by the end, Serge Bozon’s hot-ticket Locarno premiere “Mrs. Hyde” drinks no potion, but nonetheless demonstrates a split personality. Half enjoyable, half frustrating, the film’s (extremely) loose basis on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella “Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” would seem to provide... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 6th, 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

Nicole Kidman Gets to Work on "Family Fang" in NYC!

Nicole Kidman is cute and casual while arriving on the set of her new film The Family Fang on Tuesday (July 15) in New York City. On the same day, the 47-year-old actress donned a white sweater on set, where she was joined by co-stars Jason Bateman and Ch.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 16th, 2014

Nicole Kidman & Jason Bateman Close Out the Week on "Family Fang" Set

Nicole Kidman keeps her feet warm while shooting scenes for her upcoming film The Family Fang on Friday (August 15) in New York City. The 47-year-old actress was joined on set by her co-stars Christopher Walken and Jason Bateman, who held hands with her f.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 16th, 2014

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

‘CinemAddicts’ Podcast Reviews ‘The Family Fang’ and ‘Elstree 1976′

This week's episode of CinemAddicts has us reviewing The Family Fang, a comedy which marks Jason Bateman's second directing effort. Based on a bestselling novel from Kevin Wilson, the movie centers on siblings Annie and Baxter Fang (Nicole Kidman, Bateman.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakMay 12th, 2016

Nicole Kidman & Jason Bateman Get Hot & Sweaty During Jog For "Family Fang"

Nicole Kidman shows off her very toned legs while taking a break from shooting her upcoming movie The Family Fang on Tuesday (August 19) in Sparkill, N.Y. On the same day, the 47-year-old actress was spotted jogging and doing push-ups with co-star Jason B.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 19th, 2014

Who's that girl? Nicole Kidman swaps red locks for brunette bob on set of The Family Fang

SHE'S famous for her glossy red locks and alabaster complexion, but Nicole Kidman looked almost unrecognisable as she stepped out on the set of The Family Fang this week......»»

Category: topSource: expressMar 8th, 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

Locarno Film Review: ‘Mrs. Fang’

A woman dies of Alzheimers in a small Chinese fishing village in slow-cinema auteur Wang Bing's merciless Locarno-winning documentary......»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 13th, 2017

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