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‘The Favourite’ Producers on 10 Years With Yorgos Lanthimos, Fox Searchlight’s Future

After a record-breaking sweep at Sunday’s British Independent Film Awards, “The Favourite” continues to curtsy from honor to honor on its road to the Oscars.Yorgos Lanthimos’ meditation on power and desire, which happens to contain three powerhouse female roles, took a record 10 prizes at the London affair last night — a new watermark for […]

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‘The Favourite’ Dominates the British Independent Film Awards

Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” definitely lived up to its name at the British Independent Film Awards on Sunday, where it won 10 awards, including best director, best screenplay and best British independent film of 2018.The awards were handed out at Old Billingsgate in London.Lanthimos’ twisted period piece won in a category whose other nominees were […]

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‘Gloria Bell’ Trailer: Julianne Moore’s Acclaimed Performance Is One Thing to Look Forward to in 2019

Following the Oscar-winning success of “A Fantastic Woman” earlier this year, plus the acclaim he received for his English-language debut “Disobedience,” Chilean director Sebastián Lelio is set to return to theaters in the spring with a remake of his own movie. “Gloria Bell,” based on Lelio’s 2013 comedy-drama “Gloria,” stars Julianne Moore as a divorced […]

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‘The Favourite’ Leads the Field in the British Independent Film Award Nominations

Yorgos Lanthimos’ acclaimed period drama “The Favourite,” and Bart Layton’s heist movie “American Animals,” have landed the most British Independent Film Award nominations this year, with 13 and 11 apiece. “You Were Never Really Here” also put in a strong showing with 8 noms.Bifa has made strides to ensure its voters for its awards are […]

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‘The Favourite’ Leads the Field in the British Independent Film Award Nominations

Yorgos Lanthimos’ acclaimed period drama “The Favourite,” and Bart Layton’s heist movie “American Animals,” have landed the most British Independent Film Award nominations this year, with 13 and 11 apiece. “You Were Never Really Here” also put in a strong showing with 8 noms.Bifa has made strides to ensure its voters for its awards are […]

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Oslo Pix returns for second year with three competitions

Event will open with Joern Utkilen’s Norwegian debut feature Lake Over Fire.The second edition of Oslo Pix (June 4-10) will open with Joern Utkilen’s Norwegian debut feature Lake Over Fire and close with Gustav Moller’s Danish festival hit The Guilty.The festival has three competition programmes: Nordic fiction, Nordic documentary and international competition.The international competition is […]

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Forbidden Romance ‘Disobedience’ Soars at Specialty Box Office

Thanks to two stars named Rachel — Weisz and McAdams — “Disobedience” led a batch of new films from arthouse auteurs this weekend. This story of forbidden love in a London synagogue setting, like director Sebastián Lelio’s Oscar-winning “A Fantastic Woman,” deals with gay characters fighting for their right to love despite societal taboos. It […]

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Rachel Weisz Talks Filming Lesbian Sex in ‘Disobedience’: Sebastián Lelio ‘Doesn’t Objectify, He Subjectifies’

When Rachel Weisz saw Sebastián Lelio’s film 2013 “Gloria,” about a 58-year-old woman’s sexual re-awakening, she knew she could trust the Chilean director with “Disobedience.” It was Weisz who approached author Naomi Alderman about adapting her eponymous novel for the screen, about Ronit (Weisz), a woman who rekindles a teenage affair with Esti, a woman […]

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Cannes: FilmNation Closes $120 Million Revolving Credit Facility

In a pre-Cannes Film Festival deal, FilmNation Entertainment has negotiated $120 million in additional capital through a revolving multi-bank credit facility agented by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and co-led by Union Bank.FilmNation made the announcement Wednesday. It said the move greatly expands its financial capabilities as part of its strategic initiative focused on being […]

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