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The Line picked as Slovakia’s Oscars hopeful

The Line picked as Slovakia’s Oscars hopeful

The 44th edition of Film Fest Gent is set to be a gold mine

The 44th edition of Film Fest Gent is set to be a gold mine

Filming kicks off on Elsa Amiel’s PEARL

Filming kicks off on Elsa Amiel’s PEARL

Foxtrot wins big at the Israeli Ophir Awards

Foxtrot wins big at the Israeli Ophir Awards

Blue My Mind: A charming yet dangerous emotional rollercoaster

Blue My Mind: A charming yet dangerous emotional rollercoaster

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: Zürich-born actress-cum-director Lisa Brühlmann presents her intriguing debut feature film at the San Sebastián International Film Festival (New Directors section)  

25/09 | San Sebastian 2017 | New Directors

Memoir of Pain: The face of suffering

Memoir of Pain: The face of suffering

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: French filmmaker Emmanuel Finkiel delves into the life of Marguerite Duras, adapting her 1985 novel into a sombre, pensive and impressionistic film  

25/09 | San Sebastián 2017 | Competition

Holy Camp!: Sing, go with the flow and be happy

Holy Camp!: Sing, go with the flow and be happy

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi present a faithful big-screen adaptation of their cult stage musical, brimming with youthful rebellion and the compulsion to forge one’s own path  

25/09 | San Sebastián 2017 | TVE Gala

Alexandros Avranas  • Director

Interview: Alexandros Avranas • Director

“Sadism is a good way to talk about the end of morality”

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: We talked to Greek director Alexandros Avranas about the sheer extremity of Love Me Not, screening in San Sebastián’s Official Selection  

25/09

Lisa Brühlmann  • Director

Interview: Lisa Brühlmann • Director

“Because I was an actor, I try to give my actors what I would have needed: space”

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: We chatted to Swiss filmmaker Lisa Brühlmann about her feature debut, Blue My Mind, which is currently taking part in New Directors at the San Sebastián Film Festival  

25/09

So Help Me God: The rawness of reality

So Help Me God: The rawness of reality

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: Jean Libon and Yves Hinant, the Belgian duo behind the series Strip-Tease, deliver their first unconventionally realistic documentary feature, which is far from politically correct  

25/09 | San Sebastián 2017 | Official Selection

Babylon Sisters: Friendship with a hint of Bollywood

Babylon Sisters: Friendship with a hint of Bollywood

Documentary filmmaker Gigi Roccati sheds light on ethnic diversity in a rundown suburb of Trieste. In cinemas from 28 September thanks to Lo Scrittoio  

22/09 | Film | Italy

The Charmer: In search of your true identity

The Charmer: In search of your true identity

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: Debutant Milad Alami delivers a subtle, chilling drama that presents a completely different take on the crisis surrounding the integration of immigrants into Western societies  

22/09 | San Sebastián 2017 | New Directors

Milad Alami  • Director

Interview: Milad Alami • Director

“Sometimes acceptance comes with a price”

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: We chatted to Swedish-Iranian filmmaker Milad Alami, whose feature debut, The Charmer, is currently taking part in New Directors at San Sebastián  

22/09

French "video tax" extended to all digital platforms

French "video tax" extended to all digital platforms

The European Commission has approved a French decree obliging companies such as Netflix and YouTube to pay tax  

22/09 | Industry | France

Natalia Garagiola • Director

Interview: Natalia Garagiola • Director

“It all started with a single image”

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: Argentine director Natalia Garagiola brings her debut film, Hunting Season, to the Horizontes Latinos section following a prize-winning turn at Venice  

22/09

Submergence: Down into the abyss

Submergence: Down into the abyss

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: Veteran director Wim Wenders blends melancholia, mysticism, science and politics in this epic, captivating and tragic romance starring Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy  

22/09 | San Sebastián 2017 | Competition

Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi  • Directors

Interview: Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi • Directors

“Our work is very much part of our daily life”

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2017: Spanish directors Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi are taking their first turn behind the camera with the musical adaptation Holy Camp!  

22/09

The AnimaSyros International Animation Festival expands to mark its 10th anniversary

The AnimaSyros International Animation Festival expands to mark its 10th anniversary

The most important animation festival in Greece is taking place on the island of Syros, focusing on European narratives and expanding its market section  

22/09 | Festivals | Greece

Kheiron’s Mauvaises herbes enters post-production

Kheiron’s Mauvaises herbes enters post-production

Catherine Deneuve, André Dussollier and the director himself topline the cast of this Paiva Films production being sold by StudioCanal  

22/09 | Production | France

Iceland sends Under the Tree to the Oscars

Iceland sends Under the Tree to the Oscars

Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson’s third feature is Iceland’s official candidate for the Academy Award for Best Foreign-language Film  

22/09 | Oscars 2018 | Iceland

The Line picked as Slovakia’s Oscars hopeful

The Line picked as Slovakia’s Oscars hopeful

Peter Bebjak’s crime-thriller about smuggling, which proved a domestic box-office hit, will represent Slovakia in the race for the Oscars  

22/09 | Oscars 2018 | Slovakia

Ten projects to be pitched at connecting cottbus

Ten projects to be pitched at connecting cottbus

The German East-West co-production market has announced the feature projects set to participate in its 19th edition  

22/09 | Industry | Germany

The 44th edition of Film Fest Gent is set to be a gold mine

The 44th edition of Film Fest Gent is set to be a gold mine

The festival will be held from 10 to 20 October, with two Belgian films due to open and close proceedings: Insyriated and Charlie and Hannah’s Grand Night Out  

21/09 | Festival | Belgium

Filming kicks off on Elsa Amiel’s PEARL

Filming kicks off on Elsa Amiel’s PEARL

The cast includes Julia Föry, Peter Mullan, Arieh Worthalter, Vidal Arzoni and Agata Buzek. The film is being staged by Unité de Production and sold by MK2  

21/09 | Production | France/Switzerland

Europa Distribution to shine a light on public film funding at San Sebastián

Europa Distribution to shine a light on public film funding at San Sebastián

The festival will host an open panel and a closed think-tank session on 25 and 26 September  

21/09 | San Sebastián 2017 | Industry

Ivan: Tough questions about whom we love the most

Ivan: Tough questions about whom we love the most

Slovenian director Janez Burger's fifth feature tackles tough family and social issues through the struggle of a single mother  

21/09 | Films | Slovenia/Croatia

Ondřej Trojan filming Toman, the story of an unlikely hero

Ondřej Trojan filming Toman, the story of an unlikely hero

The post-war drama follows the contradictory personality of a high-ranking communist official who saved Jews after World War II  

21/09 | Production | Czech Republic/Slovakia

Lukas Moodysson to create HBO Nordic’s Gösta

Lukas Moodysson to create HBO Nordic’s Gösta

The Swedish director will write and direct the pay channel’s first Swedish – and Scandinavian – original television series, which will shoot from next year  

21/09 | Television | Nordic countries

Mohamed Al-Daradji  • Director

Interview: Mohamed Al-Daradji • Director

“Dialogue is the most effective way to deal with extreme violence”

TORONTO 2017: We chatted to Iraqi filmmaker Mohamed Al-Daradji, who presented his third film, The Journey, in Contemporary World Cinema at Toronto  

21/09

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