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Nomadland wins Toronto film festival people's choice award

Victory for Chloé Zhao’s drama starring Frances McDormand means it now looks certain to get a best picture Oscar nomination.

25 September 2020 2

Bafta tries to increase diversity with 120 changes to its awards

Academy says it will add 1,000 members from backgrounds that are underrepresented.

25 September 2020 2

Will Nicolas Cage's Superman finally get to fly in The Flash?

The actor, who has already voiced an animated Man of Steel, would surely leap at the chance to play him in the forthcoming superhero movie.

25 September 2020 2

Matt Bomer: 'If Dad was really on fire for the Lord, you knew the hammer would come down'

The actor on growing up gay in bible belt Texas, what his new film says about the progress of LGBTQ+ rights – and what he learned from his son coming out as straight.

25 September 2020 2

Winners by default? Where this year's Oscar race stands

After fall festivals unveiled slim line-ups, the next few months remain difficult to predict with the pandemic still changing release schedules.

25 September 2020 2

'The Boys' Spinoff in the Works at Amazon

Development of a second show in the superhero franchise has been put on a fast track.

25 September 2020 2

'The Simpsons' Voice Cast Diversifies for Season 32 Debut

Alex Désert will take over the role of Carl Carlson in the long-running show's season premiere.

25 September 2020 2

"Farida" is included in the competition program of the international film festival "Dhaka International Film Festival"

The full-length feature film "Farida" produced by the Azerbaijani film company "Narimanfilm" together with the St. Petersburg School of New Cinema is included in the competition...

25 September 2020 7

Toronto film festival 2020 roundup – virtual yet vibrant

Imust confess I’ve previously been a little cynical about Toronto international film festival (Tiff) audiences, with their boundless enthusiasm, their jack-in-the-box standing...

21 September 2020 4

The Eight Hundred: how China's blockbusters became a new political battleground

It was pulled from a film festival, censored by the state and now it’s the year’s second biggest film. Is The Eight Hundred an exhilarating war movie – or slick propaganda?

18 September 2020 8

Cinema, Campari and a carrier bag of Quality Street: Edgar Wright remembers Diana Rigg

The director of upcoming psychological thriller Last Night in Soho on the delights and surprises of working with Rigg on what turned out to be her final film

18 September 2020 8

The Devil All the Time review – Pattinson is plausibly icky in violent gothic noir

This gruesome, violent, backwoods-gothic noir is directed by Antonio Campos (known for his more intimate chillers such as Afterschool and Christine) and adapted from the 2011...

17 September 2020 8

Drew Barrymore on Debuting a Talk Show Amid a Pandemic: "I Think Laughter Is Medicine"

Appearing virtually with Stephen Colbert on 'The Late Show,' the actress shared why this moment is appropriate for her to begin a new role as a daytime talk show host.

17 September 2020 9

Venice Film Festival 2020: Notturno, Dear Comrades, In Between Dying

Seven years after Sacro GRA became the first nonfiction feature to win the Golden Lion, Gianfranco Rosi returned to Venice with Notturno.

17 September 2020 9

Azerbaijani film nominates for Russian-British SIFFA award

The feature full-length film "Farida" produced by the film company "Narimanfilm" was selected for participation in the competitive program of the Sochi International Film...

17 September 2020 18

Paul Rudd urges 'fellow millennials' to mask up in coronavirus safety video

While Paul Rudd could just about pass as millennial, at 51 the Hollywood actor is really a few years off.

16 September 2020 7

Creative Arts Emmys: All the Winners From Night Two

The awards are being handed out over five nights this week in ceremonies hosted by Nicole Byer.

16 September 2020 5

Box Office Recovery Imperiled: "Do You Take the Risk or Do You Punt?"

'Black Widow' could soon join 'Wonder Woman 1984' in deciding to retreat as Hollywood studios once again delay their tentpoles amid the ongoing pandemic and consumer concerns.

16 September 2020 4

Venice 2020 Review: Hilal Baydarov’s “In Between Dying” Offers the Great Comfort of Strangers

“An unusual man,” one of the three henchmen following Davud (Orkhan Iskandarli) report back to their boss known only as the Doctor (Murvat Abdulazizov) in “In Between Dying,” a...

16 September 2020 5

Mira Nair Discusses Her "Uncannily Politically Timely" TIFF Closer 'A Suitable Boy'

The director reveals how she wanted to film Vikram Seth’s novel when it first came out in 1993, and how it even came to inspire her most famous film ‘Monsoon Wedding.’

16 September 2020 6

How Oscars’ New Inclusion Requirements Compare With BAFTAs’

U.S. rules are "inspired by" but have slight differences from U.K. standards.

16 September 2020 6

Mel Gibson Signs With APA

The actor, producer and director had been repped by CAA.

16 September 2020 5

Paramount Unveils Trailer for Apocalyptic Thriller 'Love and Monsters'

Dylan O’Brien and Jessica Henwick star in the film, which hits PVOD Oct. 16.

16 September 2020 6

Venice Dispatch – In Between Dying

Before chance and circumstance turned the Venice Film Festival into a full-blown Oscar campaign stop where the likes of JOKER, THE SHAPE OF WATER and LA LA LAND dominate the...

16 September 2020 5

76 Days review – haunting Covid-19 documentary leaves its mark

The title typography on the opening credits and the poster of 76 Days looks very much like a riff on Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later, and the film does have the same element of...

15 September 2020 5

'Good Joe Bell': Film Review | TIFF 2020

Mark Wahlberg plays the father of a gay teenager, on a walk across America to draw attention to the scourge of anti-LGBTQ bullying in this true story penned by the screenwriters...

15 September 2020 8

Gerard Butler's 'Greenland' Delays September Release Amid Pandemic

STX's apocalyptic disaster-adventure has earned a promising $12.5 million overseas to date.

15 September 2020 5

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and Film Academy Go Virtual With Latinx Festival

The lineup includes a showing of Varda Bar-Kar’s feature documentary 'Fandango at the Wall,' which was recently acquired by HBO.

15 September 2020 8

The kids aren't alright: what new film Rocks tells us about UK society

There is a great deal to love about Sarah Gavron’s new movie Rocks but, as a survey of contemporary British youth and their prospects, it is pretty depressing. Rocks is a...

14 September 2020 13

Sam Levinson’s romantic drama is understood to have netted an 8-figure price tag

Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to Euphoria creator Sam Levinson's Malcolm & Marie, a pandemic-era movie starring Zendaya and John David Washington.

14 September 2020 6

Toronto: Saoirse Ronan Talks Activism, Growing Up in 'Brooklyn'

During a virtual master class at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, the 'Ammonite' actress discussed her life and career.

14 September 2020 7

Starlight Media and Lion Forge Animation Heads Break Down Their Global-Content-Minded Partnership

David Steward II’s Lion Forge Animation and Peter Luo’s Starlight Media have teamed for a joint picture partnership for animated shorts and feature films aimed at an...

14 September 2020 3

Toronto: Film Fest Heads Talk Finding New Audiences Online Amid Pandemic

"I don't think our goal should be a return to normal," Thom Powers, artistic director of DOC NYC, told a panel on the future of film festivals.

14 September 2020 8

Chloé Zhao's 'Nomadland' Wins Golden Lion Top Prize at 2020 Venice Film Festival

Vanessa Kirby takes best actress for 'Pieces of a Woman' at the 77th Venice International Film Festival.

13 September 2020 13

Frances McDormand feature Nomadland wins the Golden Lion at Venice film festival

Drama featuring McDormand as a retiree forced on the road after the 2008 recession takes top honours on the Lido, while Vanessa Kirby is named best actress

13 September 2020 13

'In Between Dying' ('Sepelenmis Olumler Arasinda'): Film Review | Venice 2020

A youth who has killed a man escapes across a mountainous area of Azerbaijan in filmmaker Hilal Baydarov’s heavily symbolic first feature, coproduced by Mexican director Carlos...

13 September 2020 15

Universal Moves 'Candyman' to 2021

The reimagining of the classic horror property is from filmmaker Nia DaCosta.

13 September 2020 15

Toronto: Viola Davis Says "The Fight Is Not Easy" for Black Talent Seeking Autonomy

The 'How to Get Away With Murder' star and husband Julius Tennon talked launching their own Black-owned studio.

13 September 2020 14

'I Care a Lot': Film Review | TIFF 2020

Rosamund Pike stars as a legal conservator running a lucrative guardianship grift who strikes trouble when she messes with a gangster played by Peter Dinklage in this acidic...

13 September 2020 14

Guillermo del Toro: 'I could tweet 20 times a day – I’m very careful not to'

The director has a new novel out, an animation series on Netflix and two films in the pipeline – and still had time to watch three films a day in lockdown

13 September 2020 11

Nomadland review – Frances McDormand delivers the performance of her career

McDormand plays a boomer forced out of her home and on to the road in Chloé Zhao’s inspired docu-fiction

12 September 2020 13

Limbo review – heart-rending portrait of refugees stranded in Scotland

Ben Sharrock announces himself as a master of atmospheric film-making with this stirring drama about a Syrian migrant

12 September 2020 12

David Byrne on His New Documentary With Spike Lee and a Very Un-2020 Plea to Cheer Up

The former Talking Heads frontman on how he and Lee brought his disarmingly optimistic Broadway show (and Toronto fest opener) 'American Utopia' to the big screen, why he's...

12 September 2020 15

Halle Berry, Mark Wahlberg Films Among the Top Titles to Watch at Toronto

As the global film sector still reels from COVID-19, dealmakers (virtually) descending on Toronto hope the need for content will drive sales

12 September 2020 14

Toronto Film Fest Reverses Controversial Face Mask Policy

The U-turn coincides with a surge in new coronavirus cases in Ontario and a social media backlash.

12 September 2020 13

Venice: Regina King on Why Her Directorial Debut 'One Night in Miami' Is a "Story That Needed to Be Told"

The 'Watchmen' star discusses how her 1960s civil rights drama could, in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests and the coronavirus pandemic, "be a reminder for some, and a...

12 September 2020 14

'Anne at 13,000 Ft.' Star Deragh Campbell Reteams With Matt Johnson for 'Matt and Mara'

Campbell also nabbed a supporting role in Lina Rodriguez' Colombian-Canadian drama 'So Much Tenderness.'

12 September 2020 15

'Wonder Woman 1984' Delays Release to Christmas

This marks the latest shift for the superhero sequel amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

12 September 2020 12

BBC Four part thriller Strike - Lethal White filmed in over fifty locations

Lethal White, the fourth instalment in the BBC's Strike saga sees detectives Strike and Robin on a new case, investigating blackmail attempts made against an MP. The sixty-day...

11 September 2020 16

UK Advertising Climate Action Working Group Launches AdGreen

The Climate Action Working Group, led by

  • the Advertising association in partnership with ISBA and the IPA launch AdGreen to set a new standard fo
  • r zero-carbon and...

    11 September 2020 19

    Venice in the age of Covid: ‘The promise of tragedy might be the festival’s USP’

    In 1912, prompted by a visit to the Venice Lido, Thomas Mann wrote a tale about ruinous desire in the face of a mysterious epidemic. Death in Venice told of cramped streets that...

    11 September 2020 13

    La Haine review – effervescent classic radiates with rage and comedy

    Mathieu Kassovitz’s classic of banlieue rage has been rereleased after 25 years with a new urgency and relevance in the Black Lives Matter era. What comes across now isn’t the...

    11 September 2020 16

    Max Richter's Sleep review – mellow look at his somnolent magnum opus

    Max Richter is the genre-defying composer who works for movies, TV, theatre and the concert hall. This documentary by Natalie Johns is about what many consider his magnum opus:...

    11 September 2020 13

    KONSTANTIN ESADZE, NOMINATED BEST DOP FOR SHINDISI AT IMAGINEINDIA 2020

    Born in Georgia, grown up in filmmakers family. Konstantin is one of the best DOP in Georgia.

    10 September 2020 15

    ‘In Between Dying’ Helmer Hilal Baydarov on Bresson, Feeling Film, Embracing Limitations

    Celebrated Azerbaijani filmmaker Hilal Baydarov has won international acclaim for a fast-growing body of work that has included seven films in the past two years while also...

    10 September 2020 16

    FESTIVALS: Skopje Film Festival Kicks Off Five Months Later Than Planned With Open-Air Screenings

    SKOPJE: The 23rd edition of the Skopje Film Festival, which was due in April, kicks off on 9 September 2020 with open-air screenings, due to COVID-19 restrictions. This edition,...

    10 September 2020 20

    FESTIVALS: Tereza37 Wins Six Awards at Pula Film Festival

    PULA: The feminist drama Tereza37 directed by Danilo Šerbedžija was the big winner at the 2020 Pula Film Festival, bringing a total of six Golden Arenas to its creators.

    10 September 2020 19

    PRODUCTION: Hungarian Quarantine Zone Film Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

    BUDAPEST: The first episode of the five-episode film The Quarantine Zone directed by Dániel Indi Zsótér began filming on 7 September 2020. The low-budget film, which is...

    10 September 2020 22

    Tokyo film festival to open with Underdog, close with Hokusai

    This year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF, October 31-November 9) will open with Masaharu Take’s Underdog, and close with Hokusai, directed by Hajime Hashimoto and...

    10 September 2020 18

    Kate Winslet and Mark Wahlberg aim for Oscars at unusual Toronto film festival

    An array of buzzy new films will be shown at a combination of socially distanced physical premieres and virtual screenings

    10 September 2020 16

    The Lady in the Portrait review –painterly pageantry in a Chinese royal court

    Fan Bingbing stars as an emperor’s wife having her portrait painted in this artful yet inert period drama

    10 September 2020 16

    Disney's 'Mulan' Facing Fresh Criticism

    More Mulan trouble: Disney's big-budget remake of Mulan, already the subject of a pro-democracy boycott, has come under additional fire for filming scenes in China's Xinjiang...

    09 September 2020 21

    Why so serious? Tenet and the new wave of 'science-based' time travel movies

    Films like Back to the Future and The Terminator never thought too deeply about time travel; so is Christopher Nolan draining all the fun out of it?

    09 September 2020 18

    Oscars reveal new diversity requirements for best picture nominees

    Nominees must satisfy two of four key standards addressing onscreen and offscreen representation

    09 September 2020 17

    Toronto film festival announces line-up with Mark Wahlberg drama premiering

    Halle Berry’s directorial debut also on programme but whether physical screenings will take place remains up in the air

    09 September 2020 18

    What I'm really watching: David Lynch's YouTube channel

    LA weather reports, office DIY projects, nature notes … they’re all there in the film director’s daily video blogs about California life, a sunny blessing in lockdown

    07 September 2020 21

    Batman star Robert Pattinson 'tests positive for Covid-19'

    Actor will reportedly self-isolate as Warner Bros halts UK production of The Batman

    04 September 2020 29

    The New Mutants review – troubled kids add hit of horror to X-Men saga

    The superhero franchise is refreshed with a thoughtful study of childhood trauma before noisy CGI battles come to the fore

    04 September 2020 31

    The feature film "Farida", produced by the film company "Narimanfilm", received two awards at the IX Moscow Film Festival "Bydem jhit"

    The feature film "Farida", produced by the film company "Narimanfilm", received two awards at the IX Moscow Film Festival "Bydem jhit": the leading actress Maryam Ibragimova was...

    03 September 2020 29

    Venice prepares to welcome guests to Covid-safe film festival

    Face masks, distanced screenings and temperature scanners are part of measures

    01 September 2020 27

    The feature film "Farida" received the prize for the best director at the fourth festival of new Russian cinema "Gorky fest"

    The feature full-length film "Farida" produced by the Narimanfilm film company received the prize for the best director at the fourth festival of new Russian cinema "Gorky fest".

    24 July 2020 132

    Europe’s Film Commissions Set Out Common Production Safety Guidelines

    As EU countries begin lifting coronavirus lockdown restrictions, the Brussels-based European Film Commissions Network has issued a baseline set of safety rules and protocols in...

    12 June 2020 197

    Narimanfilm film studio distributed food packages to 70 families

    Narimanfilm film studio joined the action organized by the country's leadership and distributed food packages to 70 families.

    23 April 2020 285

    Salam Int'l Youth Film Festival kicks off [PHOTO]

    The opening ceremony of the Salam International Youth Film Festival was held at CinemaPlus Amburan Mall on September 2.

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    Press release. Narimanfilm.

    On the eve of Republic Day Narimanfilm film company was honored the "Brand of Azerbaijan Awards”. The award ceremony took place on May 25, 2019 in one of the best hotels in our...

    26 May 2019 837

    CinemaPlus предлагает новинку "Diet Popcorn" из самого Техаса

    Сегодня трудно представить кинотеатр без попкорна - излюбленного лакомства киноманов. Учитывая этот фактор, впервые в Азербайджане сеть кинотеатров премиум- класса CinemaPlus...

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    "The Salty Sea Dog". A short film directed by Murad Abiyev. The plot of the film reflects a classical women’s story of betrayal and loneliness.

    The film has been announced the winner of the august competition in the category “films on women” at Calcutta International Cult Film Festival (the festival is a member of...

    27 September 2017 1244

    Bright new British films in Baku for the British Film Spring

    Baku, 6 April 2017 – The British Council Azerbaijan in cooperation with the British Embassy Azerbaijan and Nizami Cinema Centre is proud to announce the third British Film...

    10 April 2017 1352

    "INNER CITY" by ILGAR SAFAT

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    INNER CITY - Officina Immagini Interview with Luca Coassin

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    News Articles

    Nomadland wins Toronto film festival people's choice award

    Victory for Chloé Zhao’s drama starring Frances McDormand means it now looks certain to get a best picture Oscar nomination.

    25 September 2020 2

    Bafta tries to increase diversity with 120 changes to its awards

    Academy says it will add 1,000 members from backgrounds that are underrepresented.

    25 September 2020 2

    Will Nicolas Cage's Superman finally get to fly in The Flash?

    The actor, who has already voiced an animated Man of Steel, would surely leap at the chance to play him in the forthcoming superhero movie.

    25 September 2020 2

    Matt Bomer: 'If Dad was really on fire for the Lord, you knew the hammer would come down'

    The actor on growing up gay in bible belt Texas, what his new film says about the progress of LGBTQ+ rights – and what he learned from his son coming out as straight.

    25 September 2020 2

    Winners by default? Where this year's Oscar race stands

    After fall festivals unveiled slim line-ups, the next few months remain difficult to predict with the pandemic still changing release schedules.

    25 September 2020 2

    'The Boys' Spinoff in the Works at Amazon

    Development of a second show in the superhero franchise has been put on a fast track.

    25 September 2020 2

    'The Simpsons' Voice Cast Diversifies for Season 32 Debut

    Alex Désert will take over the role of Carl Carlson in the long-running show's season premiere.

    25 September 2020 2

    "Farida" is included in the competition program of the international film festival "Dhaka International Film Festival"

    The full-length feature film "Farida" produced by the Azerbaijani film company "Narimanfilm" together with the St. Petersburg School of New Cinema is included in the competition...

    25 September 2020 7

    Toronto film festival 2020 roundup – virtual yet vibrant

    Imust confess I’ve previously been a little cynical about Toronto international film festival (Tiff) audiences, with their boundless enthusiasm, their jack-in-the-box standing...

    21 September 2020 4

    The Eight Hundred: how China's blockbusters became a new political battleground

    It was pulled from a film festival, censored by the state and now it’s the year’s second biggest film. Is The Eight Hundred an exhilarating war movie – or slick propaganda?

    18 September 2020 8

    Cinema, Campari and a carrier bag of Quality Street: Edgar Wright remembers Diana Rigg

    The director of upcoming psychological thriller Last Night in Soho on the delights and surprises of working with Rigg on what turned out to be her final film

    18 September 2020 8

    The Devil All the Time review – Pattinson is plausibly icky in violent gothic noir

    This gruesome, violent, backwoods-gothic noir is directed by Antonio Campos (known for his more intimate chillers such as Afterschool and Christine) and adapted from the 2011...

    17 September 2020 8

    Drew Barrymore on Debuting a Talk Show Amid a Pandemic: "I Think Laughter Is Medicine"

    Appearing virtually with Stephen Colbert on 'The Late Show,' the actress shared why this moment is appropriate for her to begin a new role as a daytime talk show host.

    17 September 2020 9

    Venice Film Festival 2020: Notturno, Dear Comrades, In Between Dying

    Seven years after Sacro GRA became the first nonfiction feature to win the Golden Lion, Gianfranco Rosi returned to Venice with Notturno.

    17 September 2020 9

    Azerbaijani film nominates for Russian-British SIFFA award

    The feature full-length film "Farida" produced by the film company "Narimanfilm" was selected for participation in the competitive program of the Sochi International Film...

    17 September 2020 18

    Paul Rudd urges 'fellow millennials' to mask up in coronavirus safety video

    While Paul Rudd could just about pass as millennial, at 51 the Hollywood actor is really a few years off.

    16 September 2020 7

    Creative Arts Emmys: All the Winners From Night Two

    The awards are being handed out over five nights this week in ceremonies hosted by Nicole Byer.

    16 September 2020 5

    Box Office Recovery Imperiled: "Do You Take the Risk or Do You Punt?"

    'Black Widow' could soon join 'Wonder Woman 1984' in deciding to retreat as Hollywood studios once again delay their tentpoles amid the ongoing pandemic and consumer concerns.

    16 September 2020 4

    Venice 2020 Review: Hilal Baydarov’s “In Between Dying” Offers the Great Comfort of Strangers

    “An unusual man,” one of the three henchmen following Davud (Orkhan Iskandarli) report back to their boss known only as the Doctor (Murvat Abdulazizov) in “In Between Dying,” a...

    16 September 2020 5

    Mira Nair Discusses Her "Uncannily Politically Timely" TIFF Closer 'A Suitable Boy'

    The director reveals how she wanted to film Vikram Seth’s novel when it first came out in 1993, and how it even came to inspire her most famous film ‘Monsoon Wedding.’

    16 September 2020 6

    How Oscars’ New Inclusion Requirements Compare With BAFTAs’

    U.S. rules are "inspired by" but have slight differences from U.K. standards.

    16 September 2020 6

    Mel Gibson Signs With APA

    The actor, producer and director had been repped by CAA.

    16 September 2020 5

    Paramount Unveils Trailer for Apocalyptic Thriller 'Love and Monsters'

    Dylan O’Brien and Jessica Henwick star in the film, which hits PVOD Oct. 16.

    16 September 2020 6

    Venice Dispatch – In Between Dying

    Before chance and circumstance turned the Venice Film Festival into a full-blown Oscar campaign stop where the likes of JOKER, THE SHAPE OF WATER and LA LA LAND dominate the...

    16 September 2020 5

    76 Days review – haunting Covid-19 documentary leaves its mark

    The title typography on the opening credits and the poster of 76 Days looks very much like a riff on Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later, and the film does have the same element of...

    15 September 2020 5

    'Good Joe Bell': Film Review | TIFF 2020

    Mark Wahlberg plays the father of a gay teenager, on a walk across America to draw attention to the scourge of anti-LGBTQ bullying in this true story penned by the screenwriters...

    15 September 2020 8

    Gerard Butler's 'Greenland' Delays September Release Amid Pandemic

    STX's apocalyptic disaster-adventure has earned a promising $12.5 million overseas to date.

    15 September 2020 5

    NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and Film Academy Go Virtual With Latinx Festival

    The lineup includes a showing of Varda Bar-Kar’s feature documentary 'Fandango at the Wall,' which was recently acquired by HBO.

    15 September 2020 8

    The kids aren't alright: what new film Rocks tells us about UK society

    There is a great deal to love about Sarah Gavron’s new movie Rocks but, as a survey of contemporary British youth and their prospects, it is pretty depressing. Rocks is a...

    14 September 2020 13

    Sam Levinson’s romantic drama is understood to have netted an 8-figure price tag

    Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to Euphoria creator Sam Levinson's Malcolm & Marie, a pandemic-era movie starring Zendaya and John David Washington.

    14 September 2020 6

    Toronto: Saoirse Ronan Talks Activism, Growing Up in 'Brooklyn'

    During a virtual master class at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, the 'Ammonite' actress discussed her life and career.

    14 September 2020 7

    Starlight Media and Lion Forge Animation Heads Break Down Their Global-Content-Minded Partnership

    David Steward II’s Lion Forge Animation and Peter Luo’s Starlight Media have teamed for a joint picture partnership for animated shorts and feature films aimed at an...

    14 September 2020 3

    Toronto: Film Fest Heads Talk Finding New Audiences Online Amid Pandemic

    "I don't think our goal should be a return to normal," Thom Powers, artistic director of DOC NYC, told a panel on the future of film festivals.

    14 September 2020 8

    Chloé Zhao's 'Nomadland' Wins Golden Lion Top Prize at 2020 Venice Film Festival

    Vanessa Kirby takes best actress for 'Pieces of a Woman' at the 77th Venice International Film Festival.

    13 September 2020 13

    Frances McDormand feature Nomadland wins the Golden Lion at Venice film festival

    Drama featuring McDormand as a retiree forced on the road after the 2008 recession takes top honours on the Lido, while Vanessa Kirby is named best actress

    13 September 2020 13

    'In Between Dying' ('Sepelenmis Olumler Arasinda'): Film Review | Venice 2020

    A youth who has killed a man escapes across a mountainous area of Azerbaijan in filmmaker Hilal Baydarov’s heavily symbolic first feature, coproduced by Mexican director Carlos...

    13 September 2020 15

    Universal Moves 'Candyman' to 2021

    The reimagining of the classic horror property is from filmmaker Nia DaCosta.

    13 September 2020 15

    Toronto: Viola Davis Says "The Fight Is Not Easy" for Black Talent Seeking Autonomy

    The 'How to Get Away With Murder' star and husband Julius Tennon talked launching their own Black-owned studio.

    13 September 2020 14

    'I Care a Lot': Film Review | TIFF 2020

    Rosamund Pike stars as a legal conservator running a lucrative guardianship grift who strikes trouble when she messes with a gangster played by Peter Dinklage in this acidic...

    13 September 2020 14

    Guillermo del Toro: 'I could tweet 20 times a day – I’m very careful not to'

    The director has a new novel out, an animation series on Netflix and two films in the pipeline – and still had time to watch three films a day in lockdown

    13 September 2020 11

    Nomadland review – Frances McDormand delivers the performance of her career

    McDormand plays a boomer forced out of her home and on to the road in Chloé Zhao’s inspired docu-fiction

    12 September 2020 13

    Limbo review – heart-rending portrait of refugees stranded in Scotland

    Ben Sharrock announces himself as a master of atmospheric film-making with this stirring drama about a Syrian migrant

    12 September 2020 12

    David Byrne on His New Documentary With Spike Lee and a Very Un-2020 Plea to Cheer Up

    The former Talking Heads frontman on how he and Lee brought his disarmingly optimistic Broadway show (and Toronto fest opener) 'American Utopia' to the big screen, why he's...

    12 September 2020 15

    Halle Berry, Mark Wahlberg Films Among the Top Titles to Watch at Toronto

    As the global film sector still reels from COVID-19, dealmakers (virtually) descending on Toronto hope the need for content will drive sales

    12 September 2020 14

    Toronto Film Fest Reverses Controversial Face Mask Policy

    The U-turn coincides with a surge in new coronavirus cases in Ontario and a social media backlash.

    12 September 2020 13

    Venice: Regina King on Why Her Directorial Debut 'One Night in Miami' Is a "Story That Needed to Be Told"

    The 'Watchmen' star discusses how her 1960s civil rights drama could, in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests and the coronavirus pandemic, "be a reminder for some, and a...

    12 September 2020 14

    'Anne at 13,000 Ft.' Star Deragh Campbell Reteams With Matt Johnson for 'Matt and Mara'

    Campbell also nabbed a supporting role in Lina Rodriguez' Colombian-Canadian drama 'So Much Tenderness.'

    12 September 2020 15

    'Wonder Woman 1984' Delays Release to Christmas

    This marks the latest shift for the superhero sequel amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

    12 September 2020 12

    BBC Four part thriller Strike - Lethal White filmed in over fifty locations

    Lethal White, the fourth instalment in the BBC's Strike saga sees detectives Strike and Robin on a new case, investigating blackmail attempts made against an MP. The sixty-day...

    11 September 2020 16

    UK Advertising Climate Action Working Group Launches AdGreen

    The Climate Action Working Group, led by

  • the Advertising association in partnership with ISBA and the IPA launch AdGreen to set a new standard fo
  • r zero-carbon and...

    11 September 2020 19

    Venice in the age of Covid: ‘The promise of tragedy might be the festival’s USP’

    In 1912, prompted by a visit to the Venice Lido, Thomas Mann wrote a tale about ruinous desire in the face of a mysterious epidemic. Death in Venice told of cramped streets that...

    11 September 2020 13

    La Haine review – effervescent classic radiates with rage and comedy

    Mathieu Kassovitz’s classic of banlieue rage has been rereleased after 25 years with a new urgency and relevance in the Black Lives Matter era. What comes across now isn’t the...

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