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Adana Film Festival reveals 2018 International Competition titles

Adana Film Festival reveals 2018 International Competition titles
Titles include Ash Is Purest White and Burning.

Turkey’s Adana Film Festival (September 22-30) has revealed its International Competition titles and jury.

The nine-strong line-up, all Turkish premieres, includes Cannes competition titles Ash Is Purest White (Jia Zhangke) and Burning (Lee Chang-Dong), Karlovy Vary winner I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History As Barbarians (Radu Jude) and Olivier Assayas’ Venice competition title Non-Fiction.

It also includes the Turkish premiere of Mahmut Fazil Coskun’s The Announcement, which won a special jury prize in the Horizons section at Venice Film Festival this month and is also in the festival’s National Competition.
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Abel Ferrara to make feature documentary about controversial Italian monk Padre Pio

Abel Ferrara to make feature documentary about controversial Italian monk Padre Pio
The cult Us director was talkiig at the Munich Film Festival.

Rome-based Us cult director Abel Ferrara is preparing a new feature documentary of Padre Pio, the controverisal Italian monk who became famous for exhibiting stigmata for most of his life.

Padre Pio died in 1968 at the age of 81. He was beatified and then canonised by Pope John Paul II in 1999 and 2002, respectively.

Also known as Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, he was born Francesco Forgione and given the name of Pio when he joined the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin.

Ferrara said he had watched German filmmaker Philip Gröning’s
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Munich artistic director Diana Iljine on why the festival is growing in international stature

“We are a true audience festival for professionals and cinema- overs alike”.

“There’s no sign of ‘a seven year itch’,” laughs Diana Iljine, as she heads her seventh edition of the Munich Film Festival (Filmfest München) this year .

“On the contrary, the love is growing.”

Iljine points to the increasing international focus of the festival, an increase in the number of accredited press attending and a rise in audiences. It all adds up, she says, to a far greater impact being felt in Germany by the films Munich is celebrating.

She describes the opening film, the world premiere of
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Terry Gilliam, Emma Thompson and Lucretia Martel heading to Munich Film Festival

Terry Gilliam, Emma Thompson and Lucretia Martel heading to Munich Film Festival
The German festival runs from June 28 to July 7.

The Munich Film Festival opens on Thursday (June 28) with the world premiere of Joachim A. Lang’s Mackie Messer – Brechts Dreigroschenfilm, starring Lars Eidinger as Bertold Brecht.

The film is inspired by Brecht’s 1928 play The Threepenny Opera and Kurt Weill’s song Mack The Knife, which was written for the play.

The German premiere of Andrew Niccol’s Anon, starring Clive Owen as a detective who finds a young woman with no identity, played by Amanda Seyfried, will close the festival on July 7. The sci-fi thriller is produced by Germany’s K5 Film.
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'My Brother's Name Is Robert' splits Screen's Berlin Jury Grid

'My Brother's Name Is Robert' splits Screen's Berlin Jury Grid
Philip Gröning’s sibling drama leaves the Jury divided.

The latest title on the Screen Berlin 2018 Jury Grid is Philip Gröning’s three-hour sibling drama My Brother’s Name Is Robert And He Is An Idiot, which achieves an average of 2.7 from our critics.

It recorded four scores of 3 (good) or 4 (excellent), but a 0 (bad) from Dagens Nyheter’s Nicholas Wennö.

This puts it in the higher end of this year’s Grid, with Wes Anderson’s festival opener Isle Of Dogs still in top spot with 3.3.

Next up is Alonso Ruizpalacios’ heist pic Museum starring Gabriel García Bernal, and Adina Pintilie’s Touch Me Not.
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'My Brother's Name Is Robert And He Is An Idiot' splits Screen's Berlin Jury Grid

'My Brother's Name Is Robert And He Is An Idiot' splits Screen's Berlin Jury Grid
Philip Gröning’s sibling drama leaves the Jury divided.

The latest title on the Screen Berlin 2018 Jury Grid is Philip Gröning’s three-hour sibling drama My Brother’s Name Is Robert And He Is An Idiot, which achieves an average of 2.7 from our critics.

It recorded four scores of 3 (good) or 4 (excellent), but a 0 (bad) from Dagens Nyheter’s Nicholas Wennö.

This puts it in the higher end of this year’s Grid, with Wes Anderson’s festival opener Isle Of Dogs still in top spot with 3.3.

Next up is Alonso Ruizpalacios’ heist pic Museum starring Gabriel García Bernal, and Adina Pintilie’s Touch Me Not.
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'My Brother's Name Is Robert And He Is An Idiot' is next on Screen's Berlin Jury Grid

'My Brother's Name Is Robert And He Is An Idiot' is next on Screen's Berlin Jury Grid
Philip Gröning’s sibling drama splits leaves the Jury divided.

The latest title on the Screen Berlin 2018 Jury Grid is Philip Gröning’s three-hour sibling drama My Brother’s Name Is Robert And He Is An Idiot, which achieves an average of 2.7 from our critics.

It recorded four scores of 3 (good) or 4 (excellent), but a 0 (bad) from Dagens Nyheter’s Nicholas Wennö.

This puts it in the higher end of this year’s Grid, with Wes Anderson’s festival opener Isle Of Dogs still in top spot with 3.3.

Next up is Alonso Ruizpalacios’ heist pic Museum starring Gabriel García Bernal, and Adina Pintilie’s Touch Me Not.
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Lav Diaz's 'Season Of The Devil' lands on Screen's Berlin jury grid

Lav Diaz's 'Season Of The Devil' lands on Screen's Berlin jury grid
New films from Gus Van Sant, Mani Haghighi also receive scores.

Lav Diaz’s 234-minute black-and-white historical drama Season Of The Devil has dropped on the Screen International Berlin Jury Grid, along with Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot starring Joaquin Phoenix and Mani Haghighi’s comedy of a blacklisted film director, Pig.

Season Of The Devil has split opinion of our jurors, with scores of 4 (excellent) from Frankfurter Allgemeine’s Verena Lueken and Die Zeit’s Katja Nicodemus, but a 1 (poor) from Sight & Sound’s Nick James. Read the Screen review here.

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot takes an average of 2.1, although 3 (good) is the mode.

Pig has mid-to-lower range scores, a mixture of 1s, 2s and a 3 from Katja Nicodemus, for an average of 1.8.

The next titles will be Philip Gröning’s My Brother’s Name Is Robert And He Is An Idiot
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Lav Diaz’s ‘Season Of The Devil’ lands on Screen's Berlin jury

Lav Diaz’s ‘Season Of The Devil’ lands on Screen's Berlin jury
New films from Gus Van Sant & Mani Haghighi also receive scores

Lav Diaz’s 234-minute black-and-white historical drama Season Of The Devil has dropped on the Screen International Berlin Jury Grid, along with Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot starring Joaquin Phoenix and Mani Haghighi’s comedy of a blacklisted film director, Pig.

Season Of The Devil has split opinion of our jurors, with scores of 4 (excellent) from Frankfurter Allgemeine’s Verena Lueken and Die Zeit’s Katja Nicodemus, but a 1 (poor) from Sight & Sound’s Nick James. Read the Screen review here.

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot takes an average of 2.1, although 3 (good) is the mode.

Pig has mid-to-lower range scores, a mixture of 1s, 2s and a 3 from Katja Nicodemus, for an average of 1.8.

The next titles will be Philip Gröning’s My Brother’s Name Is Robert And He Is An Idiot
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Berlin Film Festival adds 'U - July 22', Ed Sheeran doc 'Songwriter'

Beki Probst, Katriel Schory and Jiri Menzel will also receive Berlinale Cameras.

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‘Songwriter’

Erik Poppe’s Anders Breivik drama ‘U - July 22’ has been added to the competition line-up for 2018 Berlin Film Festival, it was announced today (6 Feb) at the official programme press conference.

Dieter Kosslick, in his penultimate year as festival director, also revealed that the final Berlinale Special title will be Ed Sheeran documentary Songwriter, directed by Murray Cummings. Both films will have their world premieres in Berlin.

It was announced that Willem Dafoe, Beki Probst, Katriel Schory and Jiri Menzel will be honoured at the event, which runs from 15 Feb-25 Feb.

Dafoe, nominated for an Oscar this year for The Florida Project, will be presented with an Honorary Golden Bear on February 20 before a screening of Daniel Nettheim’s 2011 film The Hunter. The festival will screen 10 of his films, including Antichrist, Mississipi Burning and [link
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Todd Solondz, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Franka Potente films head for Berlin co-pro market

Todd Solondz, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Franka Potente films head for Berlin co-pro market
A total of 36 projects will be in Berlin.

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Run Lola Run

The Berlinale co-production market (February 17 – 21, 2018) will welcome 36 new feature film projects that are looking for co-producers. In addition, five production companies will be introduced in the ‘company matching’ programme.

Projects include new films by Todd Solondz, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Aisling Walsh and Franka Potente.

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Hundreds of movies have resulted from the previous fifteen editions of the event. Two films to emerge from recent editions confirmed for this year’s Competition section of the Berlinale are Figlia mia (Daughter of Mine) directed by Laura Bispuri and Mein Bruder heißt Robert und ist ein Idiot by Philip Gröning.

For the 2018 market, 21 feature film projects with budgets ranging from €750,000 to €6m, were selected from 326 submissions. The projects, which will be presented by their producers already have either production support from their home countries, or financing of at least 30 percent in place.

Two additional film projects
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Berlinale 2018. Lineup

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Daughter of MineThe titles for the 68th Berlin International Film Festival are being announced in anticipation of the event running February 15 - 25, 2018. We will update the program as new films are revealed.COMPETITIONDon't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (Gus Van Sant)Dovlatov (Alexey German, Jr.)Eva (Benoît Jacquot)Daughter of Mine (Laura Bispuri)In the Aisles (Thomas Stuber)Mein Bruder heißt Robert und ist ein Idiot (Philip Gröning)Mug (Małgorzata Szumowska)Berlinale Special GALAThe Bookshop (Isabel Coixet)The Silent Revolution (Lars Kraume)Panoramal'Animale (Katharina Mückstein, Austria)Bixa Travesty (Tranny Fag) (Claudia Priscilla & Kiko Goifman, Brazil)Ex Pajé (Ex Shaman) (Luiz Bolognesi, Brazil)Malambo, el hombre bueno (Malambo, the Good Man) (Santiago Loza, Argentina)Obscuro Barroco (Evangelia Kranioti, France/Greece)La omisión (The Omission) (Sebastián Schjaer, Argentina/The Netherlands/Switzerland)Profile (Timur Bekmambetov, USA/UK/Cyprus)River's Edge (Isao Yukisada, Japan)That Summer (Göran Hugo Olsson, Sweden/Denmark/USA)Yocho (Foreboding) (Kiyoshi Kurosawa,
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Berlin Film Festival 2018: Gus Van Sant and Benoît Jacquot Join Early Competition Lineup

Berlin Film Festival 2018: Gus Van Sant and Benoît Jacquot Join Early Competition Lineup
The Berlin Film Festival has announced the first group of films slated to compete for the Golden Bear, the festival’s top prize, including new titles from Gus Van Sant and Benoît Jacquot. Heading to Berlinale after its Sundance premiere is Van Sant’s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot,” a biopic about quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill and Rooney Mara. Jacquot, best known for 2012’s “Farewell, My Queen,” will premiere his remake of the the 1962 Jeanne Moreau vehicle “Eva,” starring Isabelle Huppert and Gaspard Ulliel. The previously announced opening night film is Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs,” which will also play in competition.

Read More:Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ to Open 2018 Berlin Film Festival

Two Berlinale Special Galas have also been unveiled: Isabel Coixet’s “The Bookshop” and Lars Kraume’s “Das Schweigende Klassenzimmer.” The 2018 Berlin International Film
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Berlinale 2018: First Competition & Special Films Announced

In den Gängen (In the Aisles)

The first ten films have been selected for the Competition and the Berlinale Special for next year’s Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale).

Alongside the previously announced opening film, Isle of Dogs by Wes Anderson, seven productions and co-productions from France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Serbia, the Russian Federation, and the USA have been invited to take part in the Competition.

So far two productions have been invited to participate in the Berlinale Special. As part of the Official Programme, it screens recent works by contemporary filmmakers, as well as documentaries and works with extraordinary formats.

Benoit Jacquot, Gus Van Sant, Alexey German Jr., Ma?gorzata Szumowska, Philip Gröning, Thomas Stuber, and Laura Bispuri all feature in the Competition, while Isabel Coixet and Lars Kraume feature in the Berlinale Special.

Competition

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

USA

By Gus Van Sant (Milk,
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Berlin Film Festival 2018: Gus Van Sant, Isabelle Huppert movies in competition

The Berlinale has revealed the first films within its Competition and Berlinale Special lineups.

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Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot

The Berlin Film Festival (15 - 25 Feb) has revealed the first films within its Competition and Berlinale Special lineups.

Directors including Benoit Jacquot, Gus Van Sant, Alexey German Jr., Małgorzata Szumowska, Philip Gröning, Thomas Stuber and Laura Bispuri will compete in this year’s Competition while Isabel Coixet and Lars Kraume feature in the Berlinale Special strand.

Alongside the previously announced opening film, Isle of Dogs by Wes Anderson, seven productions and co-productions from France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Serbia, the Russian Federation, and the USA are announced for the Competition.

Gus Van Sant’s drama Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far, which will debut at Sundance, is the only film announced today which is not a world premiere. Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill,
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Berlin Film Festival 2018: Gus Van Sant, Isabelle Huppert movies in competition

The Berlinale has revealed the first films within its Competition and Berlinale Special lineups.

Source: Amazon

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot

The Berlin Film Festival (15 - 25 Feb) has revealed the first films within its Competition and Berlinale Special lineups.

Directors including Benoit Jacquot, Gus Van Sant, Alexey German Jr., Małgorzata Szumowska, Philip Gröning, Thomas Stuber and Laura Bispuri will compete in this year’s Competition while Isabel Coixet and Lars Kraume feature in the Berlinale Special strand.

Alongside the previously announced opening film, Isle of Dogs by Wes Anderson, seven productions and co-productions from France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Serbia, the Russian Federation, and the USA are announced for the Competition.

Gus Van Sant’s drama Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far, which will debut at Sundance, is the only film announced today which is not a world premiere. Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara and [link
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Kosslick talks ticket dilemma, VOD

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Kosslick talks ticket dilemma, VOD
Berlinale director discusses ticket sales, VOD platforms and the spirit of ‘Baumi’.

The 65th Berlinale (Feb 5-15) will be remembered in many respects as a Berlinale in the spirit of ‘Baumi’“, according to festival director Dieter Kosslick with reference to the late producer-distributor Karl ‘Baumi’ Baumgartner.

Speaking to Screen as the festival enters its final days, Kosslick recalled that “many of the films shown this year reflect his philosophy: ‘Baumi’ was the pioneer of those so-called ‘little’ films which make a really big impression, and he was a great inspiration for so many film-makers through his co-productions.“

Indeed, as just one example, Malgorzata Szumowska, whose latest feature Body is showing in the Berlinale’s competition this year, said during the goEast Film Festival that Baumgartner – who died at the age of 65 in March 2014 - had been the guiding inspiration for her career as a film-maker.

It is therefore fitting that this year’s Berlinale edition provided the setting
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Pigeon wins Golden Lion in Venice

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Pigeon wins Golden Lion in Venice
Venice awards go to Roy Andersson dark comedy, Andrei Konchalovsky drama, Hungry Hearts.Scroll down for full list of winners

Roy Andersson’s lauded absurdist comedy A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence has scooped the Golden Lion for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival.

Silver Lion for Best Director went to Andrei Konchalovsky for The Postman’s White Nights while Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence took home the Grand Jury Prize.

Coppa Volpi for Best Actor went to Adam Driver for Hungry Hearts, while Best Actress went to Alba Rohrwacher for the same film.

Romain Paul took the Best Young Actor Award for Le Dernier Coup De Marteau while Best Screenplay went to Rakhshan Banietemad and Farid Mostafavi for Tales (Ghesseha).

The Special Jury Prize went to Sivas by Kaan Mujdeci and the Lion of the Future Award for Debut Film went to Court by Chaitanya Tamhane (India) along with a
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Venice '71 Awards: Roy Andersson's 'Pigeon' Wins The Golden Lion Best Film, Adam Driver Takes Best Actor Prize

Well, that’s basically a wrap on the Venice Film Festival and the Venezia 71 jury—chaired by Alexandre Desplat and comprised of Joan Chen, Philip Gröning, Jessica Hausner, Jhumpa Lahiri, Sandy Powell, Tim Roth, Elia Suleiman and Carlo Verdone—has decided the awards. The big winner? Roy Andersson’s metaphysical, long-awaited “A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence” won the Golden Lion Best Film prize (our review). Adam Driver won best actor for “Hungry Hearts” and the Grand Jury Prize went to Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary “The Look Of Silence” (our review). Full winners with applicable links below. Golden Lion for Best Film to: En Duva Satt PÅ En Gren Och Funderade PÅ Tillvaron A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence by Roy Andersson (Sweden, Germany, Norway, France) Silver Lion for Best Director to: Andrej Končalovskij for the film Belye Nochi Pochtalona Alekseya Tryapitsyna (The Postman
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German Films in Venice and Toronto

There will again be a wide range of German films in the program when the Venice International Film Festival opens its doors for the 71st time on 27 August 2014 as the world's oldest existing film festival. "The Cut" by Fatih Akin (De/Fr/It/Ru/Pl/Jo/Tr, bombero international, Pandora Filmproduktion, corazón international) will have its world premiere in the Venezia 71 Competition. The competition for the Golden Lion also includes the debut film by the German-Turkish filmmaker Kaan Müjdeci "Sivas" (Tr/De, Müjdeci GmbH) and two other German co-productions. The director Philip Gröning is a member of the jury. The Venice Classics will be presenting "From Caligari to Hitler" by Rüdiger Suchsland (Looks Filmproduktionen). The up-and-coming generation of German filmmakers was also invited: "The Council of Birds," the first feature film by Timm Kröger (Filmakademie Baden-württemberg), will screen as a world premiere in the competition of the International Film Critics’ Week. The independent sidebar has also invited the German co-production "Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere" by Diep Hoang Nguyen (Vn/Fr/No/De, Filmallee) which was financed with support from the Berlinale's World Cinema Fund.

Mariette Rissenbeek, managing director of German Films: “As was also the case last year, there is a very strong presence for German cinema at the Lido, which makes us very happy. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and their teams!“

More German films in Venice...

German cinema is also prominently represented at the most important North American festival in Toronto (4 – 14 September 2014) with a total of 31 German films and co-productions selected for the program. Christian Petzold's "Phoenix" (Schramm Film Koerner & Weber) will celebrate its world premiere in the Special Presentations. Other world premieres will be held for "Who Am I - No System is Safe" by Baran bo Odar (Wiedemann & Berg Film) and "Labyrinth of Lies" by Giulio Ricciarelli (Claussen+Wöbke+Putz, naked eye film production) in the section of Contemporary World Cinema. The same section will feature the North American premiere of "Tour de Force" by Christian Zübert (Majestic Filmproduktion). This year will again see German Films having a stand in the Industry Area.

More German films in Toronto...
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