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  • Berlin: Kim Ki-duk Beats Back #MeToo Accusers, Talks Violence in Movies
    For the often controversial Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk, his first press event in Berlin since a court ruling on the assault of an actress was a case of mission accomplished. Kim was in Berlin to present his Panorama-selected film “Human, Space, Time and Human.” But he became a target of the #MeToo anti-sexual violence cause […]
    Patrick Frater
  • Berlin Film Review: ‘Dovlatov’
    The struggles of dissident writers in the Soviet Union will likely always remain a key theme of Russian cinema, ripe for ruminating on unappreciated artists in society and the fight for recognition notwithstanding power concentrated in the hands of apparatchiks. Maverick director Alexey German Jr. brings his signature dreamlike vision to the subject with “Dovlatov,” […]
    jayweissberg
  • Berlin: Fox’s ‘Lino 3D’ Closes Italy with Sony, France (EXCLUSIVE)
    FilmSharks Intl. has closed Italy with Sony and France with ProgramStore, among new major territories, on Rafael Ribas’ animated feature “Lino 3D,” a comedy-adventure produced by Brazil’s Start Anima and Fox Intl. Prods. The licensing pacts add to announced deals for Russia/CIS (Big Film) and South Korea (Hammer Pictures). Greece (Tanweer), Turkey (Sinema) and Vietnam […]
    John Hopewell
  • Europe Doubles Down on Remakes (EXCLUSIVE)
    Europe is revving up its remake business. As in the U.S., where Lionsgate launched local production-distribution outfit Globalgate in 2016, the companies leading the remake effort in Europe are among those producing the continent’s most commercially aggressive international titles: Dimitri Rassam’s Chapter 2, Germany’s Constantin, Italy’s Medusa and Spain’s Telecinco Cinema. Paris-based Rassam is a […]
    John Hopewell
  • Haley Bennett, Matthias Schweighoefer in Talks to Join ‘Resistance,’ Starring Jesse Eisenberg
    Haley Bennett, who gained acclaim for “The Girl on the Train” and “The Magnificent Seven,” and German star Matthias Schweighoefer are in talks to take key lead roles in writer/director Jonathan Jakubowicz’s “Resistance,” alongside Jesse Eisenberg. The movie follows the life of mime artist Marcel Marceau (played by Eisenberg) and his involvement in the French […]
    Leo Barraclough