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Participant promotes Laura Kim to EVP marketing

Executive joined in 2014.Participant has promoted marketing and publicity veteran Laura Kim to EVP of marketing, effective immediately.Kim will assume broadened executive responsibilities with a focus on independent and international films and series combining with impact work. She continues to report to Participant’s president of worldwide marketing Christina Kounelias.She joined Participant as SVP of film […]

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VOD Platform Mowies.com Snags Alebrije, LatAm Films, Morbido Catalogs (Exclusive)

Filmmaker-friendly platform Mowies.com, founded by Colombian producers Alejo Arango (“Al Final del Espectro”), Santiago Zapata (“Monos”) and their chief technology officer, Sergio Restrepo, has picked up the catalogs of Alebrije, LatAm Films and Morbido, along with some Anima Studios shows.“We’re so pleased to join Mowies with some of our most notable titles like “Amar Te […]

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Film Factory Boards Fernando Trueba’s ‘Forgotten We’ll Be’ (Exclusive)

Madrid — Swooping on one of the buzzed-up high-profile Spanish-language titles at Ventana Sur, Film Factory Entertainment has acquired world sales rights to “El Olvido Que Seremos” (“Forgotten We’ll Be”), starring Javier Cámara (“Talk to Her”) and directed by Academy Award winning writer-director Fernando Trueba (“Belle Epoque”).Produced by Dago García Producciones for Caracol TV, “El […]

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Admissions reach record levels in Colombia in 2019 (exclusive)

Monos first non-comedy to lead local-language chart in 10 years.Colombian film authorities have said that theatre-going reached a record level of 73.1million in 2019, while local-language market share of overall films stayed on par with 2018 on 3.4%.Overall admissions climbed by 14% year-on-year from 64million, negating a 13.6% climb by local cinema from 2.2million in […]

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‘Beanpole,’ ‘Talking About Trees’ Among Palm Springs Film Festival Winners

The Palm Springs Film Festival has announced its juried winners, with “Beanpole” taking the Fipresci prize for films in the international feature film Oscar submissions program. The documentary award went to “Talking About Trees.”Acting prizes went to Bartosz Bielenia from “Corpus Christi” for actor and Helena Zengel from “System Crasher” for actress. “Parasite” won the […]

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San Sebastian Film Review: ‘Monos’

Cinema can find so many ways in. Alejandro Landes’ astonishing “Monos,” recently named Colombia’s official Oscar submission, seeps in through the skin like a sweet, druggy sickness — the kind that heightens and sharpens your dreams even as it scrambles them, making the brights brighter and the darks darker, while keeping you feverishly uncertain about […]

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Alejandro Landes Was Carried On A Stretcher Out Of The Jungle Making ‘Monos’ [Podcast]

There have been many films with legendary tales of extreme conditions. Movies that lost their sets to dust storms in the desert or numerous other natural disasters. It’s rare, however, that you can feel that visceral danger the cast and crew were experiencing on screen. Director Alejandro Landes would likely insist no one was actually […]

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San Sebastian: Horizontes Latinos Selects ’The Moneychanger,’ ‘Spider,’ ‘Chicuarotes’

Madrid — Frederico Veiroj’s “The Moneychanger,” Andrés Wood’s “Spider” and Gael García Bernal’s “Chicuarotes” will play in San Sebastian’s Horizontes Latinos, the Spanish Festival’s most important sidebar, along with its New Directors strand, and a virtual best of the fests titles of Latin American movies with standout at Sundance in particular, plus Berlin, Cannes, Venice […]

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‘Monos’ Review: Thrilling Saga is ‘Lord of the Flies’ With Guerrilla Warfare — Sundance

“Monos” takes place in the dense jungles and foggy mountaintops of northern Colombia, but it may as well be another planet. Director Alejandro Landes’ thrilling survivalist saga tracks a dysfunctional group of young militants as they traipse through perilous terrain, engaging in savage behavior while toying with their mortified American hostage (Julianne Nicholson), but they […]

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