Ari Folman Set to Direct ‘The Horse Boy’ With Lea Seydoux, Joel Kinnaman (Exclusive)

Ari Folman Set to Direct ‘The Horse Boy’ With Lea Seydoux, Joel Kinnaman (Exclusive) Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman, whose 2008 “Waltz With Bashir” nabbed a foreign-language Oscar nom, is set to write and direct “The Horse Boy,” an English-language feature based on Rupert Isaacson’s New ...

Berlin: Marysia Nikitiuk, Igor Savychenko Talk ‘When the Trees Fall’

Berlin — ”When the Trees Fall” describes the gross poverty, ignorance and racism of rural Ukraine and takes in the extraordinary physical ugliness of the nearest city, whose high-rises makes Paris ...

The Light of the Moon movie review: ‘victim’ is not a dirty word

MaryAnn’s quick take… A tough, uncompromising depiction of a rape and its aftermath that serves as a formidable corrective for how this subject is typically seen onscreen. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m ...

The Match Factory launches Samuel Maoz’s 'Foxtrot'

The Match Factory launches Samuel Maoz’s 'Foxtrot' Exclusive: Venice and Toronto berths for Golden Lion winner’s drama. The Match Factory will launch sales in earnest this autumn on Samuel Maoz’s Venice and Toronto drama Foxtrot, the ...

Alpha Trailer: Watch Out For That Cliff!

A cliff marks a turning point in a young man's life. In Alpha, the young man is learning how to hunt buffalo in an ancient civilization when he is trapped in the wrong place at the wrong time; the ...

Wonder Woman movie review: women’s work

MaryAnn’s quick take… Everything about this joyful, sincere origin story feels like a retort — a very welcome and much needed one — to traditional male-centered superhero stories. I’m “biast” (pro): I ...

Bloom/Spiegel Partnership Unveils Participants at Tribeca Film Festival (Exclusive)

A program aimed at connecting promising American and Israeli filmmakers, the inaugural edition of the Bloom/Spiegel Partnership is set to introduce its eight fellows at Tribeca Film Festival. The ...

Backup Films Boards Ari Folman’s Animated ‘Anne Frank’ Feature (Exclusive)

Backup Films Boards Ari Folman’s Animated ‘Anne Frank’ Feature (Exclusive) Paris – Backup Films, the Paris-based outfit behind “Still Alice” and “Submergence,” has come on board “Where Is Anne Frank,” Ari Folman’s 17.5-million-euro ($18.8 million) animated follow-up to “The ...

Oscar This: Ones, zeroes, and a disembodied voice delivered one of last year’s best performances

This year’s Oscar nominations will be announced on January 24. Will the Academy uphold conventional wisdom or think outside of the box? With Oscar This, we highlight unlikely candidates—the dark ...

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2017: # 60. Ari Folman’s Untitled Anne Frank Project

Director: Ari Folman Writer: Ari Folman We’ve been waiting quite some time for the latest project from Ari Folman, who broke out with 2008’s animated documentary Waltz With Bashir and presented the ...

Are the Special Effects in ‘Rogue One’ Unethical? — IndieWire Critics Survey

Are the Special Effects in ‘Rogue One’ Unethical? — IndieWire Critics Survey Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be ...

‘Rogue One’: What Peter Cushing’s Digital Resurrection Means for the Industry

‘Rogue One’: What Peter Cushing’s Digital Resurrection Means for the Industry When audiences flock to multiplexes this weekend to see Gareth Edwards’ “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” they’re in for a blast from the past. The film, which takes place just before the events of ...

Rogue One: the CGI resurrection of Peter Cushing is thrilling – but is it right?

The late Star Wars villain’s return to the space franchise isn’t the first time a star has been digitally brought back to life, but could represent a tipping point for Hollywood Spoiler Alert: This ...

Busan: Jury Members Celebrate Festival’s Survival

Busan: Jury Members Celebrate Festival’s Survival Busan — “The fact that it’s here and celebrating its 21st anniversary,” was the most telling comment by Busan ‘New Currents’ juror and festival director of International Film Festival Rotterdam Bero ...

Venice Film Review: ‘Cinema Futures’

Venice Film Review: ‘Cinema Futures’ It’s good that Michael Palm joins the ranks of directors making documentaries highlighting the significant problems accompanying the analog-to-digital revolution (or is it a coup?), but it would have ...

14 Films to Watch After Seeing Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘The Neon Demon’

It’s a common image in cinema: a beautiful, but vulnerable woman entering a cold and unforgiving world, where good bone-structure and talent become dangerously interchangeable. While navigating the ...

Robin Wright is in final talks to join Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2

Robin Wright looks to be playing her cards right when it comes to upcoming projects. The fierce "House of Cards" actress is in final negotiations to join Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in the highly ...

Robin Wright will be joining Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2

Robin Wright looks to be playing her cards right when it comes to upcoming projects. The fierce "House of Cards" actress is in final negotiations to join Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in the highly ...

Hany Abu-Assad set to move 'Mountain Between Us'

Hany Abu-Assad set to move 'Mountain Between Us' Double Oscar nominee has been in Rotterdam with his new feature, The Idol, a biopic of Palestinian singer Mohammad Assaf. Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad is working on Mountain Between Us, a film ...

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #93. Hagar Ben Asher’s The Burglar

The Burglar Director: Hagar Ben Asher Writer: Hagar Ben Asher Actress turned director Hagar Ben Asher’s first film, The Slut (2011) premiered at Cannes and went onto a rather hushed reception. ...

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