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WestEnd Films Kicks Off Sales on ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ Feature Adaptation – Global Bulletin

SalesWestEnd Films has launched a global sales campaign for Guillem Morales’ (“The Miniaturist”) revenge thriller “The Duchess of Malfi,” produced by Miriam Segal’s Good Films Collective (“Postcard Killings”). Based on John Webster’s classic Jacobean play, the feature adaptation was penned by Luke Garrett (“Ruby Strangelove Young Witch”).Casting for the period drama is led by BAFTA-nominees […]

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‘The Vigil’: A Strong Argument For A New Wave Of Jewish Horror [Review]

Who knew that you could give arthouse horror a kick in the pants by substituting ominous Christian iconography for ominous Jewish iconography? Crosses, crucifixes, crowns of thorns, tormented priests and the like have been staples of the horror genre as far back as the beginning of cinema, if not, at least, Mario Bava’s “Black Sunday” […]

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‘His House’, ‘Misbehaviour’ lead BIFA 2020 craft winners

First nine awards announced online.Horror His House and Miss World drama Misbehaviour have both received two British Independent Film Awards from the nine craft categories announced online today.Directed by Remi Weekes, His House picked up best effects for Pedro Sabrosa and Stefano Pepin, and best production design for Jacqueline Abrahams. The film received 16 nominations […]

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Film: Mark Kermode’s 10 best of 2020

Our critic chooses his highlights, from electrifying psychological horror to Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar triumph and a joyous British coming-of-age teen dramaGames: Simon Parkin’s five best of 2020The Observer critics’ review of 2020 in full1. Saint MaudReleased in OctoberRose Glass’s electrifying debut feature establishes the writer-director as a thrilling new voice in British cinema. Morfydd Clark […]

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‘Saint Maud’, ‘David Copperfield’ among UK Casting Directors’ Guild nominations

TV nominations include ‘Normal People’ and ‘Ted Lasso’.Rose Glass’s psychological horror Saint Maud and Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield are among the nominations for the UK Casting Directors’ Guild awards.The third edition of the CDG Casting Awards will take place online on February 21 and encompass film, TV, theatre and commercials.In the […]

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BIFAs 2020: ‘Saint Maud’ leads with record 17 nominations

‘His House’, ‘Rocks’,‘Calm With Horses’, ‘The Father’ also achieve high totals.Rose Glass’ horror Saint Maud has set a new record for most nominations for one film at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), with 17 nods.The nominations were announced online this morning (Wednesday December 9) by actors Holliday Grainger and Micheal Ward.Scroll down for the […]

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British Independent Film Award Noms Led by ‘Saint Maud,’ ‘His House,’ ‘Calm with Horses’

The 2020 British Independent Film Awards nominations were revealed Wednesday morning by British actors Holliday Grainger (“The Borgias”) and Micheal Ward (“Lovers Rock”). Leading the list of nominees this year is Rose Glass’ horror movie “Saint Maud” with an impressive 17 nominations. A24 has U.S. distribution rights, but canceled a spring 2020 release due to […]

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‘Saint Maud,’ ‘His House,’ ‘Rocks’ Lead British Independent Film Awards Nominations

Rose Glass’ psychological horror “Saint Maud” leads the charge at the 2020 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) with 17 nominations.“Saint Maud” is up for best British independent film, screenplay and director, and also features in the debut categories — producer, director and screenwriter. Morfydd Clark is nominated for best actress and Jennifer Ehle for supporting […]

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BIFA moves 2020 awards to February; ‘Saint Maud’, ‘Calm With Horses’ lead new talent longlists

Twenty-seven films have been longlisted across three new talent categories.The British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) has moved its ceremony from its traditional early December slot to February 2021 as it announces the longlists for six categories this week.The nominations will be announced on December 9 and winners revealed “in early February”, according to BIFA. An […]

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