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France and Japan pick up Global Screen’s ‘Crescendo’ (exclusive)

France and Japan pick up Global Screen’s ‘Crescendo’ (exclusive)
The film stars Toni Erdmann’s Peter Simonischek as a world-famous conductor who accepts the job of creating an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra.

Global Screen has added France and Japan to the line-up of territories which have now picked up Dror Zahavi’s drama Crescendo #makemusicnotwar.

Deals were signed on the eve of this year’s European Film Market (Efm) with France’s Bodega Films and Japan’s Shochiku, with the film’s inflight distribution rights being acquired by Encore.

Global Screen had previously concluded deals with Menemsha Films for the USA and Canada as well as with Satine (Italy), Adso
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German Cinema Runs the Gamut From Romantic Dramas to Literary Adaptations

A loving tribute to Studio Babelsberg, the story of a family’s escape from Nazi Germany, a moving drama about young Palestinians and Israelis working together, and an adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s children’s novel “The Amazing Maurice” are among a wide-ranging selection of German films on offer at Afm this year.

Leading sales companies are presenting the gamut of romantic dramas, arthouse works, high-profile literary adaptations, family films and animated pics.

Picture Tree Intl. presents Martin Schreier’s “Traumfabrik,” a period-piece love letter to East Germany’s famed Defa film studios, now known as Studio Babelsberg. Produced by the late Tom Zickler, the romantic drama follows a young studio extra’s ambitious efforts to reunite with the French girl he loves after being separated by the construction of the Berlin Wall. The film, which opens the 50th Goa Film Festival on Nov. 20, has already sold in major territories around the world,
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Menemsha Picks Up North American Rights to ‘Crescendo’ (Exclusive)

Global Screen has sold the distribution rights for North America for “Crescendo#makemusicnotwar” to Menemsha Films. The film, loosely inspired by the story of the formation of Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, toplines “Toni Erdmann” star Peter Simonischek.

Global Screen also closed deals on the film for Spain (Adso Films International Management), Italy (Satine), Korea (Tcast) and Taiwan (Swallow Wings Films). Strong interest has also been signalled by distributors in other territories, Global Screen said.

The film, helmed by Dror Zahavi (“Everything for My Father”), was recently presented with the Rheingold Audience Award at the 15th Festival of German Cinema in Ludwigshafen am Rhein. Zahavi received a 1988 Student Oscar nomination for “Alexander Penn – Ich will allein sein.”

Simonischek plays world famous conductor Eduard Sporck, who accepts the job to create an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra, but is quickly drawn into a tempest of seemingly unsolvable problems. Having grown up in a state of war,
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Review Round-Up: “The Command” and “Nightmare Cinema”

As the weekend hits, it’s time to bring back the review round-up in order to cover a few more titles arriving in theaters. Today, we’ll be briefly discussing two particular genre efforts, each of them quite different from the other. The movies in question are the true life drama The Command (formerly known as Kursk on the festival circuit) as well as the anthology horror tale Nightmare Cinema. Both of these flicks offers up something different and may or may not be worth your time. That question is something I’ll attempt to answer right now, so let us dive in! The Command It’s impossible not to currently think about HBO’s miniseries Chernobyl while watching The Command. A high profile Russian tragedy that could have, if not been prevented, then reduced with less bureaucracy and corruption? Yeah, there are parallels. However, while the cable prestige program has drawn raves,
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Trailer for Colin Firth's Russian Submarine Thriller The Command

Saban Films has released a trailer for their upcoming Russian submarine thriller called The Command. The movie stars Collin Firth and tells the true story of the K-1412 Kursk.

The K-1412 Kursk was “a Russian flagship nuclear powered submarine that sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea in August 2000. As 23 sailors fought for survival aboard the disabled sub, their families desperately battled bureaucratic obstacles and impossible odds to find answer and save them.”

The movie, which looks like intense, was directed by Thomas Vinterberg and also stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, Peter Simonischek, and Max von Sydow.

The movie will be released on Direct TV on May 23rd and in theaters on June 21st.
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Trailer for Russian submarine disaster film The Command starring Colin Firth

Ahead of its arrival on DirecTV laster this month, Saban Films has released a trailer and poster for Thomas Vinterberg’s upcoming thriller The Command (formerly known as Kursk). Based on the true story of the Kursk Submarine disaster in 2000, and Robert Moore’s book A Time to Die, the film stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, Colin Firth, Peter Simonischek, and Max von Sydow; take a look here…

Colin Firth stars in the unforgettable true story of the K-1412 Kursk, a Russian flagship nuclear powered submarine that sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea in August 2000. As 23 sailors fought for survival aboard the disabled sub, their families desperately battled bureaucratic obstacles and impossible odds to find answer and save them.

The Command arrives on DirecTV on May 23rd, followed by a theatrical release on June 21st.

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The "Kursk" Submarine Disaster

Take a look at the feature "Kursk", directed by Thomas Vinterberg, based on author Robert Moore's "A Time to Die", about the true story of the 2000 'Kursk Submarine' disaster, starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Colin Firth, Léa Seydoux, Peter Simonischek, Max von Sydow, Matthias Schweighöfer and Michael Nyqvist:

"...based on the 2000 'K-141' 'Kursk' submarine disaster, with 118 sailors dying, Kursk sank during a naval exercise in the Barents Sea. 

"Twenty-three sailors survived, trapped in the sub, desperately waiting for help to arrive, while their oxygen ran out minute-by-minute. 

"But the government refused help for five days before agreeing to aid from the Brits and Norwegians..."

Cast also includes Martin Brambach, Guido De Craene, Geoffrey Newland, Danny Van Meenen, Kristof Coenen, Matthias Schweighöfer and Lars Brygmann.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Kursk"...
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Made In Prague line-up announced by Amber Wilkinson - 2018-10-10 10:43:04

This year's Made In Prague film festival will mark the start of celebrations for the London Czech centre, which under the banner Czech100 will also present art, design, fashion, theatre and music to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia.

The film showcase will run from November 2 to 4 and feature UK premieres and new releases, including this year's Czech and Slovak nominations for the foreign language Oscar.

Czech entry, Winter Flies, is a coming-of-age comedy road trip. Written and directed by Olmo Omerz, it charts to youngsters' misadventures and mischief as they navigate the Czech countryside in a stolen Audi. Slovak entry The Interpreter, directed by Martin Sulik, also sees an odd couple go on a road trip. Toni Erdmann's Peter Simonischek and Closely Observed Trains director Jiri Menzel star as the son of an SS officer...
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Toronto Film Review: ‘Kursk’

Toronto Film Review: ‘Kursk’
For many of us of an impressionable age and frame of mind in the year 2000, the Kursk submarine disaster occupies a uniquely chilling part of the imagination. Even far removed and only getting updates via news reports, the real-time experience of the excruciating 7-day delay between the explosions that sent the Russian nuclear submarine to the bottom of the Barents Sea and the rescue mission divers finally opening its hatch, caught international attention in the same way imperiled space missions used to, or, a decade later, a Chilean mine collapse would.

This is both a blessing and a burden for Thomas Vinterberg’s expensive, glossy recreation of the disaster and its immediate aftermath, “Kursk.” On the one hand, it’s a story everyone knows, and on the other hand, it’s a story everyone knows. How to make it feel new and exciting while being respectful of the real lives
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Kursk (2018) International Movie Trailer: Matthias Schoenaerts & Léa Seydoux Cope with a Submarine Disaster

Kursk International Trailer Thomas Vinterberg‘s Kursk (2019) international movie trailer stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Colin Firth, Léa Seydoux, Peter Simonischek, and Max von Sydow. Kursk‘s plot synopsis: based on the 2000 Russian submarine disaster, “The film follows the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster and the governmental negligence that followed. As the sailors fight for survival, their families [...]

Continue reading: Kursk (2018) International Movie Trailer: Matthias Schoenaerts & Léa Seydoux Cope with a Submarine Disaster
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Colin Firth attempts to save Matthias Schoenaerts in first trailer for Kursk

The first trailer for Thomas Vinterberg real-life adaptation of the submarine disaster in which the men were left to die, Kursk has been released.

Based on Robert Moore’s book A Time to Die, about the true story of the 2000 Kursk submarine disaster, the film stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Colin Firth, Léa Seydoux, Peter Simonischek, Max von Sydow, Matthias Schweighöfer and Michael Nyqvist in one of his final film roles.

Also in trailers – Harrowing new trailer for Paul Greengrass’s 22 July is released by Netflix

The film premiered in Toronto this week and goes on general release in November.

Kursk Synopsis

The film follows the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster and the governmental negligence that followed. As the sailors fight for survival, their families desperately battle political obstacles and impossible odds to save them.

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First Trailer for ‘Kursk’ Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Colin Firth, and Léa Seydoux

After breaking through with his Dogme 95 films, Thomas Vinterberg has blossomed into quite the dexterous filmmaker, from harrowing drama like The Hunt to heart-tugging period dramas like Far From the Madding Crowd. For his next feature he’s entering the submarine thriller subgenre with Kursk. Ahead of a Tiff world premiere, the first international trailer has now arrived.

Based on the 2000 disaster, Matthias Schoenaerts, Colin Firth, Léa Seydoux, Peter Simonischek, Max von Sydow, Matthias Schweighöfer and the late Michael Nyqvist lead the film, which captures the true story that led to the death of 118 Russian sailors. Featuring cinematography from Anthony Dod Mantle and a score by Alexandre Desplat, see the first trailer below and return for our review soon.

Kursk premieres at Tiff.
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Foreign language film Oscar: Ecuador picks 'A Son Of Man', Georgia chooses 'Namme'

Foreign language film Oscar: Ecuador picks 'A Son Of Man', Georgia chooses 'Namme'
Screen’s regularly updated list of foreign language Oscar submissions.

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards are not until Tuesday January 22, but the first submissions for best foreign-language film are now being announced.

Last year saw a record 92 submissions for the award, which were narrowed down to a shortlist of nine. This was cut to five nominees, with Sebastián Lelio’s transgender drama A Fantastic Woman ultimately taking home the gold statue.

Screen’s interview with Mark Johnson, chair of the Academy’s foreign-language film committee, explains the shortlisting process from submission to voting.

Submitted films must be released theatrically
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Palestine's 'Ghost Hunting', Ukraine's 'Donbass' join foreign language Oscar submissions

Palestine's 'Ghost Hunting', Ukraine's 'Donbass' join foreign language Oscar submissions
Screen’s regularly updated list of foreign language Oscar submissions.

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards are not until Tuesday January 22, but the first submissions for best foreign-language film are now being announced.

Last year saw a record 92 submissions for the award, which were narrowed down to a shortlist of nine. This was cut to five nominees, with Sebastián Lelio’s transgender drama A Fantastic Woman ultimately taking home the gold statue.

Screen’s interview with Mark Johnson, chair of the Academy’s foreign-language film committee, explains the shortlisting process from submission to voting.

Submitted films must be released theatrically
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Colombia picks 'Birds Of Passage' as Oscar foreign language submission

Colombia picks 'Birds Of Passage' as Oscar foreign language submission
Screen’s regularly updated list of foreign language Oscar submissions.

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards are not until Tuesday January 22, but the first submissions for best foreign-language film are now being announced.

Last year saw a record 92 submissions for the award, which were narrowed down to a shortlist of nine. This was cut to five nominees, with Sebastián Lelio’s transgender drama A Fantastic Woman ultimately taking home the gold statue.

Screen’s interview with Mark Johnson, chair of the Academy’s foreign-language film committee, explains the shortlisting process from submission to voting.

Submitted films must be released theatrically
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Belgium's 'Girl', Sweden's 'Border' amongst latest Oscar foreign language submissions

Belgium's 'Girl', Sweden's 'Border' amongst latest Oscar foreign language submissions
Screen’s regularly updated list of foreign language Oscar submissions.

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards are not until Tuesday January 22, but the first submissions for best foreign-language film are now being announced.

Last year saw a record 92 submissions for the award, which were narrowed down to a shortlist of nine. This was cut to five nominees, with Sebastián Lelio’s transgender drama A Fantastic Woman ultimately taking home the gold statue.

Screen’s interview with Mark Johnson, chair of the Academy’s foreign-language film committee, explains the shortlisting process from submission to voting.

Submitted films must be released theatrically
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Turkey picks 'The Wild Pear Tree' as Oscar candidate

Turkey picks 'The Wild Pear Tree' as Oscar candidate
Screen’s regularly updated list of foreign language Oscar submissions.

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards are not until Tuesday January 22, but the first submissions for best foreign-language film are now being announced.

Last year saw a record 92 submissions for the award, which were narrowed down to a shortlist of nine. This was cut to five nominees, with Sebastián Lelio’s transgender drama A Fantastic Woman ultimately taking home the gold statue.

Screen’s interview with Mark Johnson, chair of the Academy’s foreign-language film committee, explains the shortlisting process from submission to voting.

Submitted films must be released theatrically
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Estonia Selects ‘Take It or Leave It’ as Foreign-Language Oscar Entry

Estonia has selected drama “Take It or Leave It” as its submission for the Oscar for best foreign-language film – the third time in five years that the country has put forward a movie from producer Ivo Felt, whose 2014 “Tangerines” received Estonia’s only Academy Award nomination.

“Take It or Leave It” beat six other contenders under consideration by a selection committee led by Edith Sepp, CEO of the Estonian Film Institute, which announced the selection Thursday. Five members of the seven-person panel picked “Take It or Leave It” as their choice for submission to the Academy.

Director Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo’s film tackles themes of responsibility, single parenthood and economic inequality. It tells the story of a 30-year-old construction worker who suddenly finds himself a single parent when his ex-girlfriend, whom he hasn’t seen for six months, has a baby girl and informs him that she’ll put the child
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Estonia picks 'Take It Or Leave It' as Oscar candidate

Estonia picks 'Take It Or Leave It' as Oscar candidate
Screen’s regularly updated list of foreign language Oscar submissions.

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards are not until Tuesday January 22, but the first submissions for best foreign-language film are now being announced.

Last year saw a record 92 submissions for the award, which were narrowed down to a shortlist of nine. This was cut to five nominees, with Sebastián Lelio’s transgender drama A Fantastic Woman ultimately taking home the gold statue.

Screen’s interview with Mark Johnson, chair of the Academy’s foreign-language film committee, explains the shortlisting process from submission to voting.

Submitted films must be released theatrically
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Lisa Cholodenko Adds Directing Duties to Kristen Wiig’s ‘Toni Erdmann’

The english-language adaptation of German comedy sensation “Toni Erdmann” is still alive at Paramount, TheWrap has learned, but with some key changes in housekeeping.

Jack Nicholson is no longer attached to star as an errant father to a joyless daughter, despite reports to the contrary on Wednesday, one insider familiar with the project said. Kristen Wiig is still attached to star as the daughter, career-driven until her dad teaches her chaotic lessons about what matters most in life.

Lisa Cholodenko is now stepping up to direct the project in addition to writing the adaptation — a role she took this Spring after former producing team Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner dropped out.

Also Read: 'Wonder Woman 1984': First Look at Kristen Wiig as Barbara Minerva (Photo)

Nicholson spent a long time on the fence during early development, which would have brought him out of an 8-year movie hiatus. He
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