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‘These Days’ Exclusive Trailer: Giuseppe Piccioni’s Venice Drama Follows The Complicated Bonds of Friendship

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‘These Days’ Exclusive Trailer: Giuseppe Piccioni’s Venice Drama Follows The Complicated Bonds of Friendship
In 2001, Giuseppe Piccioni’s romantic drama “Light of My Eyes” was screened at the Venice Film Festival, where it took home the Best Actor and Actress Awards. Now, the Italian director returns to the festival with his film “These Days” (“Questi giorni”), which will compete for the Golden Lion.

Starring Laura Adriani, Margherita Buy and Giulio Corso, “These Days” follows four girls who go on an adventure together to Belgrade, where a mysterious friend and an improbable work opportunity are waiting. Their friendship is based not on overwhelming passions, mutual interests or great ideals but rather on habits, occasional enthusiasms, harmless contrasts and feelings cultivated in secret.

Ahead of its premiere at Venice, IndieWire has a new trailer for the upcoming drama, which highlights the friends’ journey as they come to appreciate their present lives.

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New to Streaming: ‘The Childhood of a Leader,’ ‘Keanu,’ ‘A Touch of Zen,’ ‘Miles Ahead,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

April and the Extraordinary World (Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci)

Most writing on Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci‘s April and the Extraordinary World speaks as though they’ve adapted one of revered Frenchman Jacques Tardi‘s graphic novels. This isn’t quite the case. What they’ve actually done is bring his unique “universe” to life with help from previous collaborator Benjamin Legrand (writer of
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Keeper wins big at Swiss Film Awards

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Keeper wins big at Swiss Film Awards
I Am The Keeper, Dreamland and Father’s Garden win at Swiss Film Awards; First Saas-Fee Filmfest honours Soldate Jeannette and Love Steaks.

Sabine Boss’ I Am The Keeper (Der Goalie bin ig) was the big winner at this year Swiss Film Awards in Zurich, picking up four prizes for Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Marcus Signer) and Best Film Score after being nominated in seven categories.

The production by C-Film Ag and Carac Film, based on the eponymous novel by Pedro Lenz about an ex-junkie’s past catching up with him as he tries to find a way back into normal life, was released by Ascot Elite Entertainment Group in cinemas in the German-speaking part of Switzerland on Feb 6 and has already posted over 68,000 admissions.

The members of the Swiss Film Academy voted to give the Quartz trophy for Best Actress to Ursina Lardi for her performance as a prostitute in Zurich in [link
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Berlusconi, celebrity and the mafia in the spotlight

A couple of Italian gems along with a more sugary offering are screened at the London film festival, which this year has been reorganised by themes

For a working critic based in the capital, the London film festival is an enticing prospect — and yet a frustrating experience. The regular round of UK releases must be attended to; those films have to be reviewed (including the inevitable sprinkling of duds) and so Lff films have to be squeezed in wherever possible.

What makes it all more agonising is the fact that the Lff programme is somehow always the most mouthwatering document produced by any festival: a juicily thick brochure, packed with great stuff, and an unmissable-looking film on every page. The Lff may not have as many premieres as Toronto, Venice and Cannes, but so what? That's the sort of thing that preoccupies industry types. Regular filmgoers in London are surely
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Interview: Paolo Sorrentino Talks 'This Must Be The Place'

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This Must be The Place' is Paolo Sorrentino's first foray into english language features following his Palme d'Or winner 'Il Divo'. The film tells the story of wealthy former rock-star Cheyenne, played by Penn, who lives quietly in Dublin with his wife, played by McDormand. When his father, a holocaust survivor, dies in New York Cheyenne embarks on a journey across America to track down his father's nemesis. Sorrentino penned the script with co-writer Umberto Contarello (La Partita Lenta, Luce dei Miei Occhi). Below we've got a Q&A with the film's writer/director where he talks about working with his stellar cast and filming in Ireland.
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Dublin 'Must be the Place' as Sorrentino Shoot Starts

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Cameras start rolling today, Monday August 16th on the set of 'This Must Be the Place'. The feature marks Italian director Paolo Sorrentino's English feature debut and will shoot on location in Dublin for the next three weeks. The film stars Oscar-winners Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River), Frances McDormand (Fargo), and musician David Byrne, alongside Irish talent Simon Delaney (Zonad, Happy Ever Afters), Olwen Fouere (Space Truckers) and newcomer Eve Hewson. Paolo Sorrentino, director of the Palme d'Or nominated feature 'Il Divo' will helm the story of wealthy former rock-star Cheyenne, played by Penn, who lives quietly in Dublin with his wife, played by McDormand. When his father, a holocaust survivor, dies in New York Cheyenne embarks on a journey across America to track down his father's nemesis. Sorrentino penned the script with co-writer Umberto Contarello (La Partita Lenta, Luce dei Miei Occhi).
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'Il Divo' Director to Film Latest Project in Ireland?

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Producers of Paolo Sorrentino's latest project 'This Must be the Place' are currently scouting locations in Ireland with a view to possibly filming the project here this summer. The Indigo Film's production is rumoured to star Oscar winning actor Sean Penn (Milk). 'This Must be the Place' tells the story of a former rock star who decides to track down his father's killer, an ex-Naxi. Speaking to Iftn, Indigo Films confirmed the film will mark the English language directorial debut of Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo, Le Conseguenze dell'Amore) who wrote the film's screenplay alongside Umberto Contarello (La Partita Lenta, Luce dei Miei Occhi). Sorrentino picked up the Cannes Jury Prize in 2008 for his widely acclaimed feature 'Il Divo'.
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