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NYC Weekend Watch: King Hu, ‘U.S. Go Home,’ Japanese New Wave, ‘Point Blank’ & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Metrograph

King Hu’s The Fate of Lee Khan has been restored.

The Aki Kaurismäki series is still running.

Prints of Rio Bravo and Cronenberg’s Spider screen on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Bam

The largest-ever Us retrospective of one of our greatest filmmakers continues with “Claire Denis: Strange Desire.”

Japan Society

“The Other Japanese New Wave,
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‘Paddington’ Duo Paul King & David Heyman Team Up On “Magical Love Story” ‘Time’s Fool’ For Fox Searchlight

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‘Paddington’ Duo Paul King & David Heyman Team Up On “Magical Love Story” ‘Time’s Fool’ For Fox Searchlight
Exclusive: All aboard! Paddington duo Paul King and David Heyman are teaming up on “magical love story” Time’s Fool for Fox Searchlight.

King is developing and will direct the feature, which is an adaptation of Glyn Maxwell’s novel-length poem Time’s Fool: A Tale In Verse, about a young man who is cursed to ride a train for eternity, except for one night every seven years when the train pulls into his home town and he has a few hours to unravel the nature of his entrapment.

Screenplay is being written by King and Jon Croker (The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death) who will both produce alongside Paddington and Harry Potter series producer Heyman. UK scribe Croker was part of the writing team on both Paddington films.

On publication in 2001, British writer Maxwell’s nostalgic verse poem Time’s Fool drew comparison to supernatural classics such
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NYC Weekend Watch: Nyff Revivals, Godard x2, Peter Bogdanovich & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

The 56th New York Film Festival has begun, and with it comes the latest in their typically excellent “Revivals” and “Retrospective” series.

Metrograph

Icarus Films’ retrospective and the Dario Argento series both continue.

As two Godard classics have 35mm showings, Perfect Blue keeps its run and the Cuban epic Lucía begins screening.
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Canadian Horror The Ravenous Headed to Netflix [Trailer]

It seems like Netflix's commitment to spending $500 million in Canadian content over the next five years is already starting to pay off for Canadian films.

The streaming giant has announced that they have acquired the award-winning French Canadian horror movie The Ravenous (Les Affames in French) which premiered at Tiff last year, where it won Best Canadian Feature, before making a successful festival run.

Written and directed by Robin Aubert, the movie unfolds in a remote village in upstate Quebec where a portion of the residents are turning into zombies. The remaining survivors take shelter in the nearby woods searching for other uninfected. The movie stars Marc-Andre Grondin, Monia Chokri and Charlotte St-Martin.

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Netflix Acquires ‘Les Affamés’; Horror Pic Won Tiff’s Best Canadian Feature Prize

Netflix Acquires ‘Les Affamés’; Horror Pic Won Tiff’s Best Canadian Feature Prize
From director Robin Aubert, zombie apocalypse drama Les Affamés (The Ravenous) was named Best Canadian Feature at the Toronto Film Festival last year and is up for five Canadian Screen Awards. Now, it’s coming to Netflix near you. The streaming company is continuing its drive into foreign-language fare, acquiring the title for release on March 2, outside Canada, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Written and directed by Aubert (Saint Martyrs Of The Damned, Crying Out)…
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'Baskin', 'The Transfiguration' directors picked for Frontières Finance Forum

'Baskin', 'The Transfiguration' directors picked for Frontières Finance Forum
13 projects will participate in the second annual Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum.

Source: Cannes Film Festival

The Transfiguration

A total of 13 projects will participate in the second annual Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum, set to take place February 22-24 in Amsterdam. This is an expansion on last year’s total of 12 projects.

Having been initiated as part of the partnership between Fantasia International Film Festival and the Cannes Marche du Film, the forum will see industry experts assessing genre film projects from a packaging perspective, analysing finance, marketing and distribution strategies.

Among the selected features are works from directors Michael O’Shea (The Transfiguration), Neasa Hardiman (Happy Valley) and Can Evrenol (Baskin), producer Andy Starke and exec producer Ben Wheatley (Free Fire).

Julie Bergeron, Head of Industry Programs, Marché du Film, said: “After 5 years of continual development, growth, and innovation, Frontières has become the generally acknowledged leader in the genre film industry as a market and networking facilitator, and effectively
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Fantastic Fest 2017 Review Round-Up: Anna And The Apocalypse, Haunters: The Art Of The Scare, Les AFFAMÉS

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Even though Fantastic Fest 2017 was held just a few weeks ago, this writer is still playing catch up after screening nearly 20 different films during my time in Austin. On the docket for today’s review round-up is a documentary celebrating haunted attractions—Haunters: The Art of the Scare—a stunning zombie/road film from Quebec—Les Affamés—and my very favorite film from Fantastic Fest, a zombie-centric Christmas musical called Anna and the Apocalypse.

Haunters: The Art of the Scare: I’m a big fan of documentaries, and I’m a big fan of haunted attractions, which is why I think I enjoyed Haunters: The Art of the Scare, even if it does venture off-topic quite a bit. The title insinuates that filmmaker Jon Schnitzer is looking to do a deep dive into the psychology of scaring people, and just how to set up the perfect scare. And while
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Trailer for ‘Les Affamés’ (‘Ravenous’) Looks Like it Slays!

Trailer for ‘Les Affamés’ (‘Ravenous’) Looks Like it Slays!
A remote village in Quebec is terrorized by a flesh-eating plague, in the latest from Robin Aubert. Actor Marc-André Grondin (Goon) stars in the arthouse horror thriller Les Affamés (Ravenous), alongside actress Monia Chokri (Venice/Tiff 2016 selection Réparer les vivants), Veteran actresses Micheline Lanctôt (My Internship in Canada) and Brigitte Poupart (Monsieur Lazhar). Directed by Aubert, who also penned the script, “The film follows a group of rural villagers […]
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Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) : What was Hot and What Won

Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) : What was Hot and What Won
Tiff has come and gone. Masses of Canadians attend the festival which is what gives it such a special atmosphere. In Cannes, only the industry attends the festival; the public sets up chairs and ladders to watch the red carpet galas and take pictures. But here the public is as much a part of the festival as the industry.Tiff Bell Lightbox

The industry action which consists of buying and selling of film rights takes place at the Hyatt Hotel on King Street West. The screenings for both public and industry are down the street at the Tiff Bell Lightbox and around the corner at the Scotia Multiplex. The dense mingling of public and industry at these venues and on the street itself which is closed to traffic for the first weekend but is open to pedestrians, photo-op spots, food trucks creates a festive bevvy of activity to the city.
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The final weekend of Tiff ends with an Ellen Page premiere and award reveals!

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The final weekend of Tiff ends with an Ellen Page premiere and award reveals!The final weekend of Tiff ends with an Ellen Page premiere and award reveals!Amanda Wood9/18/2017 9:47:00 Am

Another year of Tiff came to a close this weekend, and by all accounts it was another resounding success. A few final premieres lit up Toronto, and the highly coveted (and often highly predictive for further awards contention) People’s Choice awards were announced. Ellen Page and Kate Mara were in attendance for the premiere of My Days of Mercy, which tells the story of two women on opposite sides of a criminal case who fall in love. While Tiff was inevitably coming to a close, Halifax native Ellen Page made sure to step out during Canada's biggest film festival. The closing night film of Tiff was C'est la vie, a French film about the staff's role
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Tiff 2017 Awards: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Wins the Coveted People’s Choice Award

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Tiff 2017 Awards: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Wins the Coveted People’s Choice Award
This year’s edition of the Toronto International Film Festival has come to a close, and the winner of the Grolsch People’s Choice Award has been named: Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside, Ebbing Missouri.” Hundreds of movies once again screened at Tiff over the last 10 days, but only one could take home the coveted prize, which is often seen as an Oscar bellwether — previous winners include “La La Land,” “12 Years a Slave,” and “The King’s Speech.”

Read More:‘Three Billboards’ Pulled From Fantastic Fest After Devin Faraci Controversy

Craig Gillespie’s “I, Tonya” was the runner-up, Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name” the second runner-up.” Agnès Varda and Jr’s “Faces Places” won the People’s Choice Documentary Award, with runner-up going to Morgan Spurlock’s “Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!” Joseph Kahn’s rap-battle drama took the People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award,
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Tiff 2017 Interview: Writer/Director Robin Aubert on the Idyllic Horror of Les AFFAMÉS

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Writer/director Robin Aubert’s zombie road movie Les Affamés recently premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, and is set to make its Us premiere later this month at the 2017 Fantastic Fest in Austin. Daily Dead recently caught up with Aubert, and he discussed the inspiration behind his story, his ambitious approach to creating a compelling zombie film, keeping Les Affamés “all in the family,” and more.

Congrats on the film, Robin. I'd love to hear about what your approach to this story was, and bringing all these different characters together throughout the setting of this crazy outbreak.

Robin Aubert: It’s been a dream of mine always to write the zombie film. I really loved the film Night of the Living Dead as a kid. And I always want to do a zombie movie, but from my point of view. You know, when you do a zombie film it's weird,
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Tiff Review: ‘Les Affamés’ Bites Comfortably Into Zombie Clichés

The zombie film will never die, and as long as it’s popular, people from all over the world will take a stab at cashing in on the success of shows like The Walking Dead or films like World War Z. With Robin Aubert’s Les Affamés, French-Canadian cinema tries its hand at tackling the undead, and the results are mixed at best. The problem with taking on such a ubiquitous subgenre of horror is that it takes a lot to stand out from the herd; people have to either reinvent the wheel, or give it one hell of a spin in order to make a lasting impression. Aubert’s film falls somewhere in between those two outcomes by showing off strong technical skills but within a generic story.

Aubert structures his film around eight different characters trying to survive the aftermath of a zombie outbreak in rural Quebec. There
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Toronto 2017 Review: Les AFFAMÉS, The Things They Carried

While many zombie films are set in rural areas, the characters of such films are usually urban dwellers who have escaped cities in the hopes that the countryside is safer, that any possible survivors might be more welcoming, and remoteness means possibility of survival and rebuilding. But Quebecois director & writer Robin Aubert turns much of these tropes on their head, instead focusing on those whose small-town and rural lives take on new meaning in the wake of the apocalypse. In his latest feature Les Affamés, Aubert looks to the non-stereotypical diverse population of one such area, in the fields and dairy farms of rural Quebec, and takes a distintly anti-pastorial view of the hardships that come with rural living, now amplified by the growing...

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Vicious ‘Ravenous’ Footage Slays a Zombie with a Machete!

Vicious ‘Ravenous’ Footage Slays a Zombie with a Machete!
A remote village in Quebec is terrorized by a flesh-eating plague, in the latest from Robin Aubert. Actor Marc-André Grondin (Goon) stars in the arthouse horror thriller Les Affamés (Ravenous), alongside actress Monia Chokri (Venice/Tiff 2016 selection Réparer les vivants), Veteran actresses Micheline Lanctôt (My Internship in Canada) and Brigitte Poupart (Monsieur Lazhar). Directed by Aubert, who also penned the script, “The film follows a group of rural […]
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Mary Harron, Kim Nguyen among Tiff Canada line-up

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Festival brass unveil Rising Stars, Telefilm Canada Pitch This! finallists, and more.

Mary Harron, Kim Nguyen (both pictured above), Ingrid Veninger, and Denis Côté are among the familiar names in the 26-strong Canadian Features slate that Toronto International Film Festival programmers unveiled on Wednesday.

The selection comprises the highest number of feature directorial debutants and films from Western Canada in recent years. More than 30% of the titles are by first-time feature directors.

Festival brass also announced Short Cuts, Tiff Cinematheque, Rising Stars, Telefilm Canada Pitch This! finallists, and the recipient of the 2017 Len Blum Residency.

The 42nd Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 7-17.

Canadian Features

“It is exciting to see a new wave of Canadian first-time feature directors play with genres and take risks,” Tiff senior programmer Steve Gravestock said. “This year’s line-up has a truly international feel to it, too, with a number of features shot all over the globe — something that also
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Tiff Reveals Full Canadian Lineup, Including ‘Alias Grace’ Series Premiere and Restored Classics

At this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, the annual event will pay tribute to its home country with a number of options that span the past, present, and future of Canadian creativity. Per usual, the fest has unveiled a slew of titles that will make up its Canadian feature slate — 26 in all — with an eye towards advancing not only established Canadian filmmakers, but rising stars as well.

This year’s Canadian lineup boasts one of the highest numbers of feature directorial debuts ever, as well as one of the highest numbers of films from Western Canada in recent years. Over 30% of the titles have a first-time feature director, while seven out of nine are Tiff alumni.

Read More:tiff’s Platform Selection: How the Festival’s Buzziest Slate is Pivoting After Launching ‘Moonlight’

“It is exciting to see a new wave of Canadian first-time feature directors play with genres and take risks,
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