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Cannes Festival Adds Two More Films to 2022 Official Selection

The Cannes Film Festival has added two more films to the Official Selection of the 75th edition, which will kick off on May 17.Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s “As Bestas,” a French-Spanish movie, has been added to Cannes Première, the new section dedicated to world premieres for movies that are slightly more mainstream, similarly to the out-of-competition strand. […]

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Johnny Flynn: ‘My most treasured possession? My late dad’s Casio watch – it still smells of him’

The actor and musician on his first kiss, a treasured watch and the truth about fame and moneyBorn in South Africa, Johnny Flynn, 39, studied at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. He played the lead in Netflix’s Lovesick, went on to appear in TV adaptations of Vanity Fair and Les Misérables and was Olivier-nominated […]

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How a Chance Encounter With David Oyelowo Led Composer Peter Baert to Score His First Film

Belgian composer Peter Baert had never worked on feature film scoring until a chance encounter with actor and filmmaker David Oyelowo changed that.The two first met when Oyelowo was in Brussels shooting “Les Miserables” and needed a studio to record a voiceover narration for Penguin Books’ “Spot the Dog.” Oyelowo recorded at Baert’s studio. “Between […]

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‘Enforcement’ (‘Shorta’) Review: ‘Assault on Precinct 13’ Meets ‘Training Day’ in Gripping Danish Cop Movie

Slick, unsettling Danish law-enforcement thriller “Shorta” — or as it’s been generically retitled in the United States, “Enforcement” — opens with a familiar “I can’t breathe” moment as a team of police scramble to restrain a 19-year-old Muslim man, suggesting that what happened to Eric Garner in Staten Island, and to George Floyd in Minneapolis, […]

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‘Gagarine’ Filmmakers Bring Humanity to Depiction of Life in Banlieue

It’s been 25 years since “La Haine” made the banlieue a staple of French cinema. On the back of Mathieu Kassovitz’s cinematic Molotov cocktail, movies such as “Girlhood,” “Divines,” “Cuties” and “Les Miserables” have made the concrete jungles on the outskirts of Paris a haven for cineastes. But none of them are quite like Fanny […]

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Universal international marketing head Simon Hewlett to depart next year

Executive expected to stay with the studio until summer 2021, assist in transition.Universal’s president of international marketing Simon Hewlett will leave the company in 2021.It is understood the announcement comes as the studio consolidates its leadership in Los Angeles. While Universal had hoped he would relocate, London-based Hewlett chose to keep his family in the […]

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‘Tenet’ Drops But Stays Atop U.K., Ireland Box-Office

Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” suffered a precipitous 60% decline, but stayed on top of the U.K. and Ireland box-office in its second week.The Warner Bros. release collected £2,151,490 from 613 locations and has now amassed £10,006,540 in the territory, according to final numbers released by Comscore.Disney’s “X-Men” universe film “The New Mutants” collected £686,407 from 538 […]

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Luxbox to launch Joachim Lafosse’s ‘The Restless’ at virtual Cannes (exclusive)

Leila Bekhti and Damien Bonnard to star in drama exploring impact of bipolar disorder.Paris-based sales company Luxbox will kick-off sales on Belgian filmmaker Joachim Lafosse’s upcoming drama The Restless at the upcoming Marché du Film Online.Leiïa Bekhti and Damien Bonnard are set to star as a couple, who share a child together, whose life together […]

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