The European Films Awards (EFAs) will honour TV for the first time this year by introducing the European achievement in fiction series award.
German series Babylon Berlin is the first recipient of the prize. It is written and directed by Achim von Borries, Henk Handloegten and Tom Tykwer, with the trio set to collect the prize at the Efa award ceremony on Dec 7 in Berlin.
In a statement, the European Film Academy explained that it introduced the new award to “reflect the changes in the cinematic landscape and to celebrate the great achievements in European fiction series.
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Milada Kolberg has been appointed to the newly created position of head of acquisitions at Berlin-based distributor X Verleih, with responsibility for acquiring new projects and completed films from Germany and internationally for distribution.
Kolberg, who arrives in Locarno today (August 8) on the lookout for new titles at the festival, took up her position at X Verleih at the beginning of August.
She had previously served as head of acquisitions and sales at Senator Film, Atlas Film & Medien and, most recently, managed her own company,
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Handwritten Pictures, part of Stefan Arndt and Tom Tykwer’s X Filme, and Beta Film’s “Undercover” producer Good Friends are the German producers. Fenes Film is the Norwegian partner. Beta Film will handle distribution and take the project to market. German and Norwegian broadcasters are expected to be announced shortly.
Isdal Woman has fascinated people for almost 50 years, with the BBC reporting new findings as recently as this week. The case began in 1970 when hikers found the body of a woman in the Isdalen Valley on the west coast of Norway. Initially considered a suicide, the case took a mysterious turn when evidence came to light showing she was in possession of fake identities, fueling speculation that she may have been a Cold War spy. Her identity has still not been established.
Jonas Katzenstein and Maximilian Leo at leading German film production company Augenschein Filmproduktion developed the story and will produce together with Bac Films Prods.’ David Grumbach, Leontine Petit and Erik Glijnis at the Dutch banner Lemming Films, and Christine Günther and Chevy Chen at German outfit Fireglory.
Bac Films has picked up international sales rights to “Home” and will distribute the film in France.
“Home” tells the story of Marvin Hacks (McLaughlin), who comes home after more than 20 years in prison and finds out that, even after two decades, his small American hometown has not forgotten the atrocity he committed. Despite the confrontation and hostility from the locals, Marvin will do what it takes to reclaim his place in society.
“‘Home’ is a
Written by The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer, the fantasy movie Cloud Atlas was adapted from the David Mitchell novel of the same name. With multiple plots taking place across six different eras,
Season 3 of the lavish historical crime drama, written and directed by Tom Tykwer, Achim von Borries and Henk Handloegten, has sold in more than 35 countries, including China, where Lemon Tree Media nabbed the rights, and Brazil, where it was picked up by Blue Entertainment.
Produced by X Filme Creative Pool, Ard Degeto, Wdr, Sky and Beta Film, “Babylon Berlin 3” is based on “The Silent Death,” the second novel by Volker Kutscher featuring detective Gereon Rath.
Netflix will continue streaming the show in the U.S., Canada and Australia, while Telefonica’s Movistar+ acquired it for Spain and Mediawan for France. Nrk picked it up for Norway and Telenet for Belgium, while Yle took it for Finland and Dr for Denmark.
Beta Film will premiere the first footage of the new season of “Babylon Berlin” at its traditional brunch at MipTV on Tuesday.
At the 68th Berlin Film Festival, the jury, led by Tom Tykwer, with Cécile de France, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Stephanie Zacharek, Chema Prado, and Oscar-winning producer Adele Romanski of Barry Jenkins' Moonlight and Independent Spirit winner If Beale Street Could Talk, gave the Golden Bear to Adina Pintilie's Touch Me Not, produced by Philippe Avril, and Bianca Oana.
Adina Pintilie: "I think you can find an emotional mirror of what happens within the characters." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
Pintilie's début feature, shot by George Chiper, bested such films as Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs, David Zellner and Nathan Zellner's Damsel, Christian Petzold's Transit, Benoît Jacquot's Eva, Cédric Kahn
The streaming giant is set to begin production this spring on the young adult rom-com Isi & Ossi, the supernatural social drama Freaks, and Betongold, described as a satire set against the backdrop of Berlin's real-life real estate bubble. All three will premiere on Netflix worldwide in 2020.
Tom Tykwer's X Filme will produce Isi & Ossi with Oliver Kienle, a writer ...
Kosslick is being honored with Variety’s Achievement in International Film Award at the Berlin Film Festival.
In 1983, Kosslick became managing director of the Hamburger Filmbüro, which oversaw cultural film funding in Hamburg, and later headed the newly launched Film Fonds Hamburg, which provided more commercial-oriented economic film support.
While in Hamburg, in 1986 Kosslick launched a number of groundbreaking, border-crossing initiatives, such as the European Low Budget Film Forum, which attracted then-fledgling filmmakers including Derek Jarman, Stephen Frears and Lars von Trier and later developed into Filmfest Hamburg. That led to the establishment of the EU Media Program and the European Film Distribution Office (Efdo
“Source Code” (2011)
Jake Gyllenhaal wakes up in someone else’s body eight minutes before a terrorist attack blows up the train he’s riding on. It’s his job to use that time to determine the killer and stop the attack. The movie’s first eight minutes are its best, with the realization
So while IndieWire has already provided its own rundowns of the best of 2018, this annual tradition provides an opportunity for the indie film community we cover throughout the year to weigh in. Here’s what they had to say.
Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director and Co-Head, Tiff
“Roma” d. Alfonso Cuaron “The Favourite” d. Yorgos Lanthimos “Widows” d. Steve McQueen “Leave No Trace” d. Debra Granik “If Beale Street Could Talk” d. Barry Jenkins “You Were Never Really Here” d. Lynne Ramsay “Black Panther” d. Ryan Coogler “Burning” d.
Juliette Binoche will serve as president of the international jury at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival.
The Chocolat actress has appeared in more than 70 films. She won both the Berlin Silver Bear, Bafta and an Oscar for her performance in Anthony Minghella’s The English Patient.
Her recent credits include Claire Denis’s High Life and Olivier Assayas’s Double Lives.
Last year’s Berlin jury was led by German director Tom Tykwer – they awarded the Golden Bear to Adina Pintilie’s Touch Me Not.
“I’m very pleased that Juliette is president of the 2019 International Jury,” said Dieter Kosslick, Director of the Berlinale. “The festival shares a strong connection with her, and I’m very happy that she’ll be returning to the festival in this distinguished position.”
“Thank you for this tremendous honour and invitation for your last Berlinale, dear Dieter, it means the world to me! I’m looking forward to this special rendez-vous with the entire jury and will embrace my task with joy and care,” added Binoche.
Feted star Binoche has previously played in Berlin Film Festival movies including The English Patient, Chocolat,
Shoot on hit German crime series Babylon Berlin by Tom Tykwer, Henk Handloegten and
The new series is based on the 1985 Patrick Süskind novel “Perfume,” which was previously adapted into the 2006 Tom Tykwer film “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer,” starring a pre-Bond Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman, and Dustin Hoffman. This new TV venture brings the original story into a modern context, rather than the 18th-century French environs of the novel.
In updating the historical story, this six-part season also gets a detective show twist, with a group of investigators looking into the death of a singer. What they find is a group of one-time school friends, at least one of whom stumbled into the practice of using human scents as the basis for making a one-of-a-kind fragrance.
Writer Eva Kranenburg has updated the story to take place in the present and follows a young profiler tracking what appears to be a serial killer responsible for a series of brutal murders. The investigation leads her to a mysterious group formed at a boarding school whose members tried to manipulate people by using human scents.
The six-episode limited series is produced by Constantin Film who previously produced Tykwer's feature film adaptation, and is directed by Philipp Kadelbach who is best known for his
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