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Neil Jordan, Isabelle Huppert, Sergei Loznitsa Honored at 12th Atlantida Mallorca Film Fest in Spain

The 12th Atlàntida Mallorca Film Fest (Amff) in Spain is reeling in a bevy of luminaries led by Neil Jordan, Isabelle Huppert and Ukraine’s Sergei Loznitsa who will be recognized with Master of Ceremonies honors.Jordan is attending the festival’s inauguration to receive his award and is also presenting his Oscar-winning “The Crying Game,” which marks […]

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Cannes-Bound ‘The Beasts,’ from ‘The Kingdom’s’ Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Gets Poster From James Verdesoto (Exclusive)

World premiering in Cannes’ Premiere section, Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s thriller “The Beasts”(“As Bestas”) has shared with Variety its poster, crafted by James Verdesoto at New York’s Indika Entertainment Advertising, who as creative director at Miramax was responsible for the original award-winning film poster of “Pulp Fiction,” as well as those for “The Piano” and “The Crying […]

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ViacomCBS Nears Deal for Minority Stake in Miramax (Exclusive)

ViacomCBS is close to a deal to buy a minority stake in Miramax, according to two individuals with knowledge of the talks.The pact could be finalized as early as Friday. The investment is said to be in the neighborhood of $100 million. As part of the arrangement, ViacomCBS will have the right to distribute Miramax’s […]

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“Legendary, peerless”: film industry pays tribute to the UK’s Nik Powell

“He will be sorely but affectionately missed by the thousands of people who he inspired to effect change.”Friends and colleagues havie paid tribute to Nik Powell, the veteran producer and former director of the UK’s National Film And Television School (Nfts), who died yesterday aged 69.A legendary figure in the UK film industry, Powell produced […]

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Martin Scorsese-Produced Trans Drama ‘Port Authority’ Is Quietly Progressive — Cannes Review

Nearly 30 years after “The Crying Game” depicted a man’s revulsion at discovering his partner was trans, “Port Authority” sets the record straight. When Paul (Fionn Whitehead) learns that ballroom dancer Wye (Lenya Bloom) is a “femme girl” soon after their romance has blossomed, he doesn’t retch or try to flee. The pair engage in […]

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On my radar: Neil Jordan’s cultural highlights

The director on Lisa Halliday’s Asymmetry, Sonny Clark’s jazz trio and the Netflix show ManiacBorn in County Sligo in 1950, director and writer Neil Jordan studied Irish History and English at University College Dublin. His first book, Night in Tunisia, won a Somerset Maugham award and the Guardian fiction prize in 1979; he has published […]

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