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Shanghai Fest Delays; ‘Money Heist’ Star Sets English Debut; Baby Cow Hire – Global Briefs

Shanghai Fest Delays; ‘Money Heist’ Star Sets English Debut; Baby Cow Hire – Global Briefs

The Shanghai International Film Festival has postponed its 23rd edition due to continued coronavirus disruption. The event, one of China’s most significant film fests, had been due to take place June 13-22. Organizers said today that preparations had been “progressing steadily” but concerns over the pandemic meant it could not take place on its original dates – new dates will be announced “as soon as possible”.

Spanish actress Itziar Ituño, who plays Inspector Raquel Murillo in hit Netflix show Money Heist, will make her English-language debut with a role in UK short animation Salvation Has No Name. The sixteen-minute stop motion project comes from producers Delaval Film and is being part-funded by the British Film Institute. The film will also feature the voice of Yasmine Al Massri, who starred in ABC’s thriller series Quantico. Joseph Wallace is directing the project and the team includes animators from Wes Anderson

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