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Exile triumphs at Sarajevo - Sarajevo 2020 - Awards

Exile triumphs at Sarajevo - Sarajevo 2020 - Awards
Visar Morina's drama won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature and Cineuropa Award, Ru Hasanov received the Best Director award, and Merry Christmas, Yiwu was crowned Best Documentary. Kosovo-born and Germany-based filmmaker Visar Morina's Sundance and Berlinale title Exile, starring Michel Maticevic and Sandra Hüller, triumphed at the online, 26th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival, winning the Heart of Sarajevo for best feature film as well as the Cineuropa Award. Azerbaijan's Ru Hasanov received the Heart of Sarajevo for best director for his second feature film, The Island Within, which had its world premiere at the festival. Croatia's Marija Škaričić won the Heart of Sarajevo for best actress for her role in Andrea Štaka's Mare, repeating her 2006 success when she triumphed for her role in Fräulein, the first feature film by the same director. Mare also received the Cicae Award. The Heart of Sarajevo for best actor.
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Sarajevo Film Festival Crowns 2020 Winners

Sarajevo Film Festival Crowns 2020 Winners
After being forced to pivot entirely online last-minute due to a Covid spike, Bosnia’s Sarajevo Film Festival is coming to a close and has unveiled its prize winners for this year’s edition.

A jury chaired by Michel Hazanavicius and featuring Berlinale director Carlo Chatrian, actress Jadranka Đokić, director Srdan Golubović and the Morelia Film Festival’s Andrea Stavenhagen, awarded the festival’s top prize, the Heart of Sarajevo, to Visar Morina’s Exile. The pic stars Misel Maticevic and Sandra Huller in the story of a chemical engineer of foreign origin who plunges into an identity crisis. It debuted at Sundance this year.

The Heart of Sarajevo for Best Director went to Ru Hasanov for The Island Within, while Best Actress went to Marija Škaričić for Mare, and Best Actor went to Vangelis Mourikis for Digger. You can see the list of awards below, as well as the festival’s industry winners.
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Review: Dave Franco's Horror Film 'The Rental' Overstays Its Welcome

Review: Dave Franco's Horror Film 'The Rental' Overstays Its Welcome
Filmmaker Joe Swanberg is best known for his work in the mumblecore subgenre, writing and directing micro-budget films with an emphasis on naturalistic acting and improvised dialogue. His movies, like 2013's Drinking Buddies and 2014's Happy Christmas, are indie comedy-dramas concerned with the interpersonal relationships and the romantic entanglements of people in their twenties and early thirties. Occasionally, however, Swanberg works in the horror genre, as an actor and director. Now, he's collaborating with Dave Franco on the actor's directorial debut, a film titled The Rental, which combines Swanberg's mumblecore and horror sensibilities with mixed results. To celebrate the success of their tech start-up, business partners Charlie (Dan Stevens from The Guest and Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga) and Mina (Sheila Vand from A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night) ...
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Sarajevo unveils 2020 competition lineup

Sarajevo unveils 2020 competition lineup
Festival will world premiere 12 features across its dramatic and documentary competitions.

Eight features have been selected for the main competition of the Sarajevo Film Festival, which is taking place as a physical event from August 14-21.

They include the world premieres of More Raça’s Andromeda Galaxy; Fatih Özcan’s Mavzer; Ruxandra Ghițescu’s Otto The Barbarian; and Ru Hasanov’s The Island Within. A further three films played in the Berlinale’s Panorama section earlier this year: Visar Morina’s Exile; Andrea Staka’s Mare; and Georgis Grigorakis’ Digger, which won the strand’s Cicae Award.

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Mariah Carey Announces Memoir ‘The Meaning of Mariah Carey’

Mariah Carey Announces Memoir ‘The Meaning of Mariah Carey’
Mariah Carey will be telling all with her new memoir The Meaning of Mariah. Carey revealed to fans that she finished the book earlier this week.

Officially announced Thursday morning, The Meaning of Mariah Carey will be released on September 29th by Andy Cohen Books, an imprint at Henry Holt & Company, while the audio book will be produced by Audible. The book was written in collaboration with Michaela Angela Davis, who has worked extensively in fashion, journalism and activism.

“This book is composed of my memories, my mishaps, my struggles,
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Arrow Video Channel Announces July Subscription Titles, Asia Extreme & 80s Horror Collections

Arrow Video Channel Announces July Subscription Titles, Asia Extreme & 80s Horror Collections
Arrow Video Channel Bites Into July Lineup SVOD Channel Offers Classic and Cutting Edge Cult Cinema July Seasons Include Asia Extreme & 80s Horror New Titles Include Zombie for Sale, The 12-Film Gamera Collection, Creepshow 2, Bloodstone, Black Rainbow & Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence London, UK – Arrow Video is excited to announce the July …

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Streaming on the Arrow Video Channel in July

Streaming on the Arrow Video Channel in July
Arrow Video is excited to announce the July slate of titles on their subscription-based Arrow Video Channel, including acclaimed undead comedy Zombie for Sale and Gamera: The Complete Collection, all twelve films starring mankind's greatest defender: a fire-breathing mutant turtle.

An infectiously funny slice of modern Korean cinema where Train to Busan, The Quiet Family and Warm Bodies collide to create Zombie For Sale, a memorable rom-zom-com from debut director Lee Min-jae. For the first time ever, fans can trace the decades-long evolution of Gamera, from the "friend of all children" in his more light-hearted earlier films, to the Guardian of the Universe in the groundbreaking 1990s reboot series, often hailed as three of the best kaiju films ever made.

Zombie for Sale and Gamera: The Complete Collection will be available July 1st on the Arrow Video Channel in the Us and the UK. Additional new titles available July 1st include Creepshow 2,
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The Rental Trailer Reveals Dave Franco's Intense Directorial Debut

The Rental Trailer Reveals Dave Franco's Intense Directorial Debut
IFC Films has released the first full-length trailer for The Rental. This serves as the feature directorial debut of Dave Franco, who viewers will know from his on-screen work in movies like Neighbors, The Disaster Artist and If Beale Street Could Talk. Now, Franco is stepping behind the camera to bring us what is being described as an "unnerving and sophisticated debut thriller." Based on this initial footage, that description seems appropriate.

The studio initially released a brief tease earlier in the week that helped to set the tone, but this is a much more comprehensive look at what's in store. The trailer opens up with waves crashing on rocks near the ocean as a group of friends get together for a little road trip. They pull up at a large house overlooking the ocean that they are renting from a man who seems friendly, but a bit off. They have fun on the beach.
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The Rental Teaser Arrives, Full Trailer for Dave Franco's Thriller Drops Thursday

The Rental Teaser Arrives, Full Trailer for Dave Franco's Thriller Drops Thursday
Dave Franco is getting into directing with The Rental and IFC Films has provided us with an initial, albeit brief, glimpse at the movie. The full-length trailer is set to be released on Thursday morning, but the studio has revealed a short teaser to help tee up the forthcoming reveal. Brief though it may be, even just these few seconds of footage offer an intriguing look at Franco's feature directorial debut.

The footage kicks off with various shots of waves crashing on the rocks near a beach. We see some cliffs, greenery and other serene imagery. We then see a group of people getting out of a BMW upon arriving at a large house overlooking the cliffs and the water. Based on the title, it seems they are renting this house for a little getaway. The teaser concludes with an ominous shot of a figure cloaked in fog. Coupled with
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Dave Franco’s Directorial Debut The Rental Starring Alison Brie and Dan Stevens In Theaters and On Demand July 24th

Dave Franco’s Directorial Debut The Rental Starring Alison Brie and Dan Stevens In Theaters and On Demand July 24th
Dave Franco’s Directorial Debut The Rental will be in Select Drive-Ins, Theaters and On Demand July 24, 2020. Here’s a clip from the film. Looks pretty scary!

Featuring an all-star cast including Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey,” Beauty and the Beast), Alison Brie (“BoJack Horseman,” “Glow”), Sheila Vand (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Argo) and Jeremy Allen (“Shameless,”Movie 43),The Rental was also co-written by Franco and Joe Swanberg (“Easy,” Drinking Buddies, Happy Christmas).

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Two couples looking to celebrate their seed money from a new business venture, embark on a weekend getaway to a seemingly perfect house they’ve booked online. But what begins as a festive weekend for the four close friends turns into something far more sinister as secrets they’ve kept from each other are exposed and paranoia grows that they may not be alone.

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Betty White Is a Santa Coach in New Lifetime Christmas Movie

Betty White Is a Santa Coach in New Lifetime Christmas Movie
Television legend Betty White will soon be returning to the small screen, as the beloved 98-year-old has signed on to star in an upcoming Lifetime Christmas movie. While the title of the TV movie hasn't yet been revealed, Lifetime has revealed a few details about the "Santa whisperer" character she'll be playing, suggesting she just might be part of the Claus family herself. According to the network, White's character "helps whip would-be Santas into shape, spreading the true meaning of Christmas and leading everyone to wonder: Is she secretly Mrs. Claus?" That certainly sounds like a part tailor-made for White to play.

If Betty White turns out to be Mrs. Claus in this upcoming Lifetime Christmas movie, it still wouldn't be the first time the legendary actress has played that part in her decades-long career. She first played Mrs. Claus when she voiced an animated version of the character in
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A+E Renews ‘Live Pd,’ Enlists Betty White for Lifetime Holiday Movie

A+E Renews ‘Live Pd,’ Enlists Betty White for Lifetime Holiday Movie
A+E Networks says there is plenty of content in its production pipeline.

The company will renew its successful “Live Pd” franchise for an additional 160 episodes on A&e, while launching a live showcase led by comedian Jeff Foxworthy and a series featuring WWE wrestlers tracking the professional-wrestling organization’s memorabilia – a sign that many TV companies will likely rely on reality programming in weeks ahead as production is crimped by the coronavirus pandemic. And it will also unveil a spate of original movies for its Lifetime cable network, says Paul Buccieri, president of A+E Networks Group, in an interivew.

“We are in production 52 weeks a year, and have a long-term view,” says Buccieri The executive said the company has been able to continue post-production work on its array of unscripted series by moving staffers to work at home. The company has also been “pushing our scripted movies,” a staple of the company’s Lifetime network,
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Nordisk Film acquires stake in Norway’s Fantefilm

Nordisk Film acquires stake in Norway’s Fantefilm
Oslo-based Fantefilm is the production company behind ‘The Quake’ and ‘The Wave’.

Scandinavian studio Nordisk Film has acquired a minority stake in Fantefilm, the Norwegian production company behind disaster features The Quake and The Wave.

The deal will also see Nordisk secure an output deal with Fantefilm, which has four features in production and is also developing a major TV series. It will give the studio Nordic distribution and international sales rights to Fantefilm’s future slate.

Kenneth Wiberg, president of Nordisk Film Distribution and VP of Nordisk Film, said the move was part of its ongoing strategic to be
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Neon’s ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ Is the Latest Documentary to Open Strong

Neon’s ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ Is the Latest Documentary to Open Strong
Once again, a new documentary tops the specialized top 10 with “The Biggest Little Farm.” And, once again, a high-profile narrative film from a major director and well-known cast — “All Is True” — struggled in its opening weekend.

It’s a pattern we’ve seen repeatedly, most recently with Aretha Franklin documentary “Amazing Grace” and Judi Dench drama “Red Joan.” And where “Tolkien” might have been a platform release in the past, it opened in over 1,400 theaters. The emphasis on wider play shifts from the conventional paradigm, as well as a lack of faith given its mediocre reviews.

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The Biggest Little Farm (Neon) – Metacritic: 72; Festivals include: Telluride, Toronto, Hamptons 2018

$101,012 in 5 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $20,002

It’s an impressive initial response in five major New York/Los Angeles venues for this documentary about a Southern California farm that uses biodiversity and ecologically friendly methods. This is a topic that receives significant interest in social media,
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Playtime Dives Into Different Waves of French Comedy (Exclusive)

Playtime Dives Into Different Waves of French Comedy (Exclusive)
Playtime, the Paris-based co-production and sales company which will be presenting Francois Ozon’s anticipated “By the Grace of God” in competition at the Berlin Film Festival, has acquired three offbeat French comedies: Geraldine Nakache’s “I’ll Go Where You Go,” “The Bare Necessity” with Fanny Ardant, and Valerie Donzelli’s “Our Lady of Paris.”

“Our Lady of Paris” marks Donzelli’s fifth feature film, following “Marguerite & Julien,” which competed at the Cannes Film Festival; “Hand in Hand”; “Declaration of War,” which played at Cannes’ Critics’ Week and earned six Cesar nominations; and “Queen of Hearts.”

Donzelli stars in the film as Maud Crayon, a failing architect and single mom of two who unexpectedly wins the contest to spearhead the renovation of the esplanade of Notre-Dame de Paris, and who has to deal with a pair of exes – both of whom she still has feelings for.

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Daniel Bruhl (‘The Alienist’): Being married to an alienist helped him prepare for TNT series [Exclusive Video Interview]

Daniel Bruhl (‘The Alienist’): Being married to an alienist helped him prepare for TNT series [Exclusive Video Interview]
Daniel Bruhl was “immediately fascinated” by “The Alienist” when he first read Caleb Carr‘s original novel. That novel was adapted into a TNT limited series in which Bruhl plays Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a criminal psychologist (known at the time as an alienist) who teams up with a newspaper illustrator (Luke Evans) and a headstrong NYPD secretary (Dakota Fanning) to investigate a serial killer in 19th century New York City. The actor, who grew up in Germany, was particularly struck by the show’s combination of “gripping, dark thriller” and “entertaining history lesson about New York … I learned so many things I didn’t know.” He was also excited by the opportunity to go “back in time” to explore “the beginning of so many sciences that now we know so much better.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Brühl above.

See Dakota Fanning (‘The Alienist’): ‘I tend to be
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Elf Is the Top Christmas Movie of the 21st Century

With Christmas just a few days away, many will be breaking out their favorite Christmas movies to watch with their family and friends. FandangoNow, Fandango's premium digital video service, got into the holiday spirit by surveying more than 1,000 movie fans, asking what their favorite Christmas movies were, which were made in the 21st Century, from 2000 and on, and the winner was the 2003 holiday classic Elf. Here's what Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis had to say about this beloved Christmas movie in a brief statement.

"Elf is the most beloved holiday movie in my household because it's a film that makes you feel warm, happy and silly, and everyone needs some of that come the holidays. That, plus Will Ferrell's elf antics will never get old!"

The top 5 holiday movies are rounded out by The Polar Express, Love Actually, which actually got a Love Actually 2 sequel of sorts on
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Cohen Media Group acquires 'My Son'

Wild Bunch screens Christian Carion’s latest film in Cannes.

Cohen Media Group has acquired North American rights to the thriller My Son (Mon Garcon) starring Guillaume Canet and Melanie Laurent.

Christian Carion directs the recently completed film that Wild Bunch is screening in Cannes.

My Son centres on a husband and wife who are growing apart as the man receives a message from his distraught ex-wife during a stop-over in France.

When she says their son has gone missing, the man begins a search and will stop at nothing to get him back.

Carion directed French Oscar nominee Joyeux Noel and Farewell (L’affaire Farewell) and most recently Come What May, which Cohen Media Group distributed last autumn.

“Following our success with Come What May we are delighted to continue our close relationship with Christian Carion,” Cohen Media Group chairman and CEO Charles Cohen said.

“I’m really happy to work again with Cohen’s crew
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Cohen Media Lands Na Rights On Christian Carion’s ‘My Son’

Cohen Media Group CEO Charles S. Cohen closed North American distribution rights to My Son, the Christian Carion (Joyeux Noel)-written/directed French thriller that stars Guillaume Canet (Tell No One) and Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds). The film, which will screen at Cannes, focuses on a husband and wife as they face the crisis of their lives. Julien (Canet) travels constantly for work, and his perpetual absence from home has wrecked his marriage. During a…
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Europe Is King in Best Foreign-Language Film Category — How Does the Rest of the World Stack Up?

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

The greatest thing about the best foreign-language film category is the recognition of works from all around the world. Throughout the years, movies made outside the United States of America have gotten the recognition they deserve thanks to the implementation of this specific award. With the 2017 Oscars right around the corner, let’s take a look back at the distribution of nominations and wins across the seven continents that make up this big world we inhabit.

This year’s best foreign-language film contenders are: Toni Erdmann (Germany), The Salesman (Iran), Land of Mine (Denmark), A Man Called Ove (Sweden), Paradise (Russia), The King’s Choice (Norway), My Life as a Zucchini (Switzerland), It’s Only the End of the World (Canada), and Tanna (Australia). This site’s namesake, The Hollywood’s Scott Feinberg, lists the first five of those as frontrunners and the other four as major threats.
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