‘180 Degree Rule’ Review: Promising Iranian Drama Collapses Under Baffling Character Choices

‘180 Degree Rule’ Review: Promising Iranian Drama Collapses Under Baffling Character Choices There’s so much to learn about Iranian schoolteacher Sara (Sahar Dolatshahi) in the opening act of Farnoosh Samadi’s feature directorial debut, “180 Degree Rule.” She’s popular, well-regarded by both ...

Navarre: A Film-tv Company Guide

Navarre: A Film-tv Company Guide A burgeoning film-tv hub and shoot locale in Spain, Navarre is proving a hotbed for new companies and projects which are now helping the region to gain bigger visibility abroad. Some start-up, or ...

Bérénice Bejo Reflects on Acting Career During Sarajevo Film Festival Masterclass

Bérénice Bejo Reflects on Acting Career During Sarajevo Film Festival Masterclass French Argentine actor Bérénice Bejo discussed her early career, breaking into French cinema and starring in a silent film, as part of the 2020 Sarajevo Film Festival masterclass series, hosted by ...

Ava review – smart family thriller amps up the micro-tensions | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week

Ava review – smart family thriller amps up the micro-tensions | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week Sadaf Foroughi turns the family drama trope on its head in this superb story of a girl in Iran at war with her mother There is a moment in this almost forensically severe film when a furious mother ...

Protagonist Pictures hires Focus exec Luane Gauer as head of acquisitions (exclusive)

Protagonist Pictures hires Focus exec Luane Gauer as head of acquisitions (exclusive) Gauer most recently held the position of Focus Features vice-president of production and acquisitions. UK-based sales, production and finance company Protagonist Pictures has hired Luane Gauer as ...

Michel Hazanavicius, Bérénice Bejo, Michel Franco, Rithy Panh to Deliver Sarajevo Masterclasses

Michel Hazanavicius, Bérénice Bejo, Michel Franco, Rithy Panh to Deliver Sarajevo Masterclasses Director Michel Hazanavicius and actress Bérénice Bejo, Oscar winner and Oscar nominee respectively for “The Artist,” will present individual Masterclasses at the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival this ...

Stay-At-Home Seven: July 27 to August 2 by Amber Wilkinson

Stay-At-Home Seven: July 27 to August 2 by Amber Wilkinson Laura Cinemas across the UK are beginning to reopen - and you can read the guidance about staying safe here but if you don't fancy venturing out to a multiplex, there's plenty of great films ...

New to Streaming: Marriage Stories, Junun, Miranda July, The Painted Bird & More

New to Streaming: Marriage Stories, Junun, Miranda July, The Painted Bird & More With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options—not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves–each week we highlight the noteworthy titles that have recently hit platforms. Check ...

Kourosh Ahari’s Thriller ‘The Night’ Becomes First U.S.-Produced Film To Receive License For Theatrical Release In Iran

Kourosh Ahari’s Thriller ‘The Night’ Becomes First U.S.-Produced Film To Receive License For Theatrical Release In Iran Exclusive: The Kourosh Ahari-directed psychological thriller The Night has landed a license for theatrical release in Iran. This is a historic benchmark for the country’s filmmaking community as it is ...

12 international films you can stream online

12 international films you can stream online Otta wide range of films from international filmmakers, including several Oscars winners, are available for streaming online.Tnm StaffTwitterStaying inside during the pandemic hasn’t been easy, but ...

The Criterion Channel’s July 2020 Lineup Includes Films by Atom Egoyan, Certain Women, Olympic Films & More

The Criterion Channel’s July 2020 Lineup Includes Films by Atom Egoyan, Certain Women, Olympic Films & More As much as we adore and revere the theatrical experience, as theater chains prep to reopen amidst a virus that is spreading rapidly in certain areas of the country, one is far better off staying at ...

‘The Salesman’ Star Taraneh Alidoosti Given 5-Month Suspended Prison Sentence In Iran

‘The Salesman’ Star Taraneh Alidoosti Given 5-Month Suspended Prison Sentence In Iran Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti, who starred in Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning drama The Salesman, has been sentenced to five months in prison, suspended for two years. BBC Persia is reporting that ...

‘The Salesman’ Star Taraneh Alidoosti Given Suspended Prison Sentence in Iran

‘The Salesman’ Star Taraneh Alidoosti Given Suspended Prison Sentence in Iran Taraneh Alidoosti, star of Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman” and one of Iran’s most popular female actors, is set to receive a five-month prison sentence on charges of anti-government activism, BBC ...

'The Salesman' Star Taraneh Alidoosti Gets Deferred Prison Sentence in Iran

'The Salesman' Star Taraneh Alidoosti Gets Deferred Prison Sentence in Iran Iranian actress Taranah Alidoosti, star of Asghar Farhadi's Oscar-winning The Salesman, has been sentenced to five months in prison. According to U.K.-based Persian news channel Iran International ...

Angels or Demons? European Producers Contend With Growing Post-Pandemic Power of U.S. Streamers

Angels or Demons? European Producers Contend With Growing Post-Pandemic Power of U.S. Streamers As the Cannes online market moves forward, it’s no doubt that streamers are still the big story in the indie world — and as European producers try to restart shoots as lockdowns are lifted, their ...

It’s February in June for Memento at Cannes Online - Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

It’s February in June for Memento at Cannes Online - Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film The French sales agent’s line-up includes the new film by Kamen Kalev, endowed with the Official Selection label, and the forthcoming titles by Leah Purcell, Hany Abu-Assad and Asghar Farhadi. Four ...

Conecta Fiction Reboot Reveals Pitch Finalists

Conecta Fiction Reboot Reveals Pitch Finalists Finalists to Conecta Fiction Reboot’s four pitching categories were unveiled Monday at the opening virtual session of the 4th Latin America-Europe TV co-production forum in Pamplona, Spain. Forced ...

Penelope Cruz & Luis Tosar To Star In Social Thriller ‘On The Fringe’, Bankside To Launch Sales — Cannes

Penelope Cruz & Luis Tosar To Star In Social Thriller ‘On The Fringe’, Bankside To Launch Sales — Cannes Exclusive: Spanish megastars Penelope Cruz and Luis Tosar are to star in feature On The Fringe (En Los Margenes), which will mark the directorial debut of Argentine actor Juan Diego Botto (Good ...

Why Producer Ted Hope Lasted as Long as He Did at Amazon Studios

Why Producer Ted Hope Lasted as Long as He Did at Amazon Studios Ted Hope had quite a ride at Amazon Studios. Early on, when the independent producer (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) saw the digital culture shifts coming to Hollywood, he landed as head of ...

Why Producer Ted Hope Lasted as Long as He Did at Amazon Studios

Why Producer Ted Hope Lasted as Long as He Did at Amazon Studios Ted Hope had quite a ride at Amazon Studios. Early on, when the independent producer (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) saw the digital culture shifts coming to Hollywood, he landed as head of ...

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