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Venice Critics’ Week to open with Alice Lowe revenge-comedy

Venice Critics’ Week to open with Alice Lowe revenge-comedy
The strand will be bookended by Alice Lowe’s Prevenge and Xander Robin’s Are We Not Cats [pictured].Scroll down for line-up

The Venice International Film Festival’s (Aug 31 - Sept 10) 2016 Critics’ Week line-up has been revealed.

The independent section of the festival – dedicated to features from debut directors – includes seven titles from five continents.

Opening the strand with be UK director Alice Lowe’s Prevenge (out of competition), which stars Lowe as a pregnant woman on a killing spree and will have its world premiere at the festival.

Lowe was co-writer and co-star of Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers. The film is a Western Edge Pictures/Gennaker production and was shot in Wales last year.

Closing will be Xander Robin’s Are We Not Cats, which was one of three genre titles to screen as a work-in-progress at the Cannes Marche this year as part of an inaugural partnership between genre market Frontières and the Cannes Film Festival
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Venice Film Festival Juries Announced: Laurie Anderson, Joshua Oppenheimer, Nina Hoss & More Headed to the Lido

Venice Film Festival Juries Announced: Laurie Anderson, Joshua Oppenheimer, Nina Hoss & More Headed to the Lido
Ahead of its official lineup being released last week (and amid rumors of what said lineup will consist of), the Venice Film Festival has announced the filmmakers and actors who will be on jury duty beginning late next month. Laurie Anderson, Gemma Arterton, Giancarlo De Cataldo, Nina Hoss, Chiara Mastroianni, Joshua Oppenheimer, Lorenzo Vigas and Zhao Wei will be heading the Competition jury alongside Sam Mendes, who’s serving as president this year.

Read More: Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Arrival’ and Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals’ Are ‘Virtually Assured’ to Premiere at the Venice Film Festival

Heading the Orizzonti section, meanwhile, is French director Robert Guédiguian. He’ll be joined by J. Hoberman, Nelly Karim, Valentina Lodovini, Moon So-ri, José Maria (Chema) Prado and Chaitanya Tamhane. Kim Rossi Stuart is leading the “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film — Lion of the Future jury with Rosa Bosch, Brady Corbet,
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First trailer for fantasy adventure The Games Maker

The first trailer has arrived online for writer-director Juan Pablo Buscarini’s upcoming fantasy adventure The Games Maker which stars David Mazouz, Joseph Fiennes and Tom Cavanagh. Take a look below after the official synopsis…

Young Ivan Drago’s newfound love of board games catapults him into the fantastical and competitive world of game invention, and pits him against the inventor Morodian, who has long desired to destroy the city of Zyl, founded by Ivan’s grandfather. To save his family and defeat Morodian, Ivan must come to know what it is to be a true Games Maker.

The Games Maker features a cast that also includes Ed Asner, Megan Charpentier and Valentina Lodovini.
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The Games Maker Movie Review

The Games Maker Movie Review
Title: The Games Maker Director: Juan Pablo Buscarini Starring: David Mazouz, Joseph Fiennes, Ed Asner, Megan Charpentier, Tom Cavanagh, Valentina Lodovini There is a kind of world that can exist in a film marketed specifically to young audiences that possesses equal parts misery and wonder. Such a universe can actually be quite grim in nature, yet the naïve, optimistic outlook of one plucky protagonist can negate the innate negativity and create instead a spirit of adventure. That is certainly the case in The Games Maker, a Sundance Kids selection that tells the tale of a young boy obsessed with making and developing games, which ultimately becomes his saving grace when  [ Read More ]

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Cmg to sell The Games Maker

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Cmg to sell The Games Maker
Edward Noeltner has come on board to handle international sales excluding Latin America to the children’s fantasy, set to receive its Us premiere in Sundance next week.

The Games Maker has already generated more than $5m at the box office in Latin America, where Disney controls rights.

Joseph Fiennes, David Mazouz and Ed Asner star in the 3D story of a young boy whose love of board games catapaults him into a quest to find his missing parents, save the city of Zyl and overthrow the evil inventor in charge of the mysterious “games maker” competition.

Juan Pablo Buscarini directed The Games Maker from the children’s novel by Pablo De Santis. The film shot in Argentina and completed post-production in Canada. Tom Cavanagh, Valentina Lodovini and Megan Charpentier also star.

The film screens in the Sundance Kids programme on January 25 and 31.

Buscarini produced via his company Pampa Films Argentina alongside Kim C Roberts and [link
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Cinema Management Group to sell The Games Maker

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Cinema Management Group to sell The Games Maker
Edward Noeltner has come on board to handle international sales excluding Latin America to the children’s fantasy, set to receive its Us premiere in Sundance next week.

The Games Maker has already generated more than $5m at the box office in Latin America, where Disney controls rights.

Joseph Fiennes, David Mazouz and Ed Asner star in the 3D story of a young boy whose love of board games catapaults him into a quest to find his missing parents, save the city of Zyl and overthrow the evil inventor in charge of the mysterious “games maker” competition.

Juan Pablo Buscarini directed The Games Maker from the children’s novel by Pablo De Santis. The film shot in Argentina and completed post-production in Canada. Tom Cavanagh, Valentina Lodovini and Megan Charpentier also star.

The film screens in the Sundance Kids programme on January 25 and 31.

Buscarini produced via his company Pampa Films Argentina alongside Kim C Roberts and [link
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’15 Sundance Film Fest: Rupert Goold’s True Story & Ken Kwapis’ A Walk in the Woods

It’s a film starring Sundance Film Fest creator Robert Redford and another film starring Sundance mainstay James Franco that are the latest and last items to officially pad the 2015 edition. Ken KwapisA Walk in the Woods (surely to be discussed as a companion piece to Gus Van Sant’s heavy Cannes contender The Sea of Trees) and Rupert Goold’s directorial debut, True Story – a story that is stranger than fiction close out the Premieres selections. Also announced we find items for New Frontier, Sundance Kids and the From the Collection items. And while the line-up is complete, the actual final piece to the puzzle might actually be a secret screening or two. This year I wager on Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups playing as a non official showing. Here’s the press release.

A Walk in the Woods / U.S.A. (Director: Ken Kwapis, Screenwriters: Rick Kerb,
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Sundance unveils programme additions

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Sundance unveils programme additions
Sundance: Robert Redford stars opposite Nick Nolte in Salt Lake City gala

Festival top brass announced on December 15 a volley of 10 additional films and New Frontier installations.

The late arrivals mean the festival will screen 123 features overall from 29 countries culled from 12,166 submissions. A total of 106 of the features will be world premieres and 45 of the total line-up hail from first-time film-makers,

Sundance is set to run from January 22-February 1.

All synopses provided by the festival.

Premieres

A Walk In The Woods (USA)

Ken Kwapis

An aging travel writer sets out to hike the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail with a long-estranged high school buddy. Along the way, the duo face off with each other, nature, and an eccentric assortment of characters. Together, they learn that some roads are better left untraveled.

Cast: Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman, Kristen Schaal.

World premiere

Salt Lake City Gala Film

True Story (USA)

Rupert Goold

When disgraced New York
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Rome reveals 'slimmer' line-up

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Rome reveals 'slimmer' line-up
Name and focus changes for every section, which are now all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.

The ninth Rome Film Festival (Oct 16-25) has revealed a diverse line-up including the Italian premieres for potential awards contenders including David Fincher’s Gone Girl. the world premiere of Takashi Miike’s As the Gods Will and Burhan Qurbani’s We are Young, We are Strong and European premiere of Oren Moverman’s Time Out of Mind, Toronto hit Still Alice and Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.

This year for the first time the award-winners in each section of the programme will be decided by the audience on the basis of votes cast after the screenings.

Each section has changed name and focus for 2014 and are all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.

Italian comedies Soap Opera and Andiamo a Quel Paese bookend the line-up.

Full line-up

Cinema D’Oggi

World premiere

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