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The British Film Institute launches two initiatives to help fledgling UK producers

The British Film Institute launches two initiatives to help fledgling UK producers

The BFI has revamped its BFI Vision Awards for producers with up to three production credits and created BFI Network Insight, aimed at developing the next generation of producers  

08/11 | Industry | Market | UK

Roger Michell prepping The Duke

Roger Michell prepping The Duke

The Pretoria-born helmer's new drama centres on the uplifting real-life story of Kempton Bunton, a 60-year-old taxi driver played by Jim Broadbent  

08/11 | Production | Funding | UK

Studio Soho and L’Atelier d’Images join forces with Hell’s Kitchen and Soho Talent on In Absentia

Studio Soho and L’Atelier d’Images join forces with Hell’s Kitchen and Soho Talent on In Absentia

Jim Sheridan is set to direct this hybrid feature documentary based on the unsolved murder of French film and TV producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier  

06/11 | Production | Funding | UK/France/Ireland

Review: Sea Fever

Review: Sea Fever

The sci-fi eco-thriller by Dublin-born filmmaker Neasa Hardiman boasts a solid cast and excellent direction, but is somewhat lacking in dramatic tension  

05/11 | Trieste Science+Fiction 2019

Rachel Weisz embarks on A Special Relationship

Rachel Weisz embarks on A Special Relationship

The British actress will play Elizabeth Taylor in a biopic examining her AIDS activism in the 1980s  

05/11 | Production | Funding | UK/Australia

Bouli Lanners shooting Wise Blood on Scotland’s Isle of Lewis

Bouli Lanners shooting Wise Blood on Scotland’s Isle of Lewis

Today, the Belgian director kicks off the shoot for his first English-language film, which he is co-directing with Tim Mielants  

21/10 | Production | Funding | Belgium/UK/France

Review: Marghe and Her Mother

Review: Marghe and Her Mother

Shot in Basilicata, in the Italian language, Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s latest work takes a look at Generation Z, but it lacks the urgency of the Iranian director’s previous films  

18/10 | Bosphorus 2019

The cameras are rolling for TV series The South Westerlies

The cameras are rolling for TV series The South Westerlies

Principal photography for the six-episode dramedy began in mid-September and will run until mid-November  

16/10 | Television | Ireland/UK/Germany/Norway

Review: Us Among the Stones

Review: Us Among the Stones

Three generations of an eccentric family meet for a reunion at their old Dartmoor home, in DR Hood’s follow-up to 2011’s Wreckers  

16/10 | London 2019

Review: I Am (Not) a Monster

Review: I Am (Not) a Monster

Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian concocts a documentary about the origins of knowledge that is as whimsical as it is thought-provoking  

14/10 | London 2019