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The Noteworthy: Panahi Strikes Again, Assayas on Assayas, Viff & Nyff Underway

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According to Abbas Kiarostami, Jafar Panahi has wrapped his second feature under house-arrest. Eric Kohn reports via Indiewire. Steven Spielberg's long-anticipated Lincoln debuted on Monday at a secret screening at the New York Film Festival. Fandor has collected some of the first reactions. Lynne Ramsay has secured financing with Scott Pictures for her follow-up to last year's We Need to Talk About Kevin. The film is Mobius and The Hollywood Reporter describes it as a "psychological action thriller set in deep space [in which] a captain consumed by revenge takes his crew on a death mission fueled by his own ego and will to control an enigmatic alien." So yes, it's Moby Dick in space. The Guardian has the full story. Indiewire reports that Olivier Assayas is already mounting his follow-up to this year's Something in the Air. Reuniting with Juliette Binoche, the film is tentatively titled Since Maria.

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