‘Elle,’ ‘Frantz,’ Slack Bay’ Lead Cesar Awards Nominations

PARIS– Paul Verhoeven’s “Elle” with Oscar-nominated Isabelle Huppert, Francois Ozon’s period drama ‘Frantz’ and Bruno Dumont’s “Slack Bay” are leading the nominations at the 42nd Cesar Awards, France’s equivalent to the Oscars. “Elle” and “Frantz” have 11 Cesar nominations each, “Slack Bay” is vying for 9 trophies. “Elle,” which competed at Cannes, has already earned… Read more »

PARIS– Paul Verhoeven’s “Elle” with Oscar-nominated Isabelle Huppert, Francois Ozon’s period drama ‘Frantz’ and Bruno Dumont’s “Slack Bay” are leading the nominations at the 42nd Cesar Awards, France’s equivalent to the Oscars. “Elle” and “Frantz” have 11 Cesar nominations each, “Slack Bay” is vying for 9 trophies. “Elle,” which competed at Cannes, has already earned... Read more »

Australian Films’ 2016 Box Office Dip Defies Oscar Nominations Success

The Australian industry was quick to celebrate its haul of Oscar 13 nominations for “Lion” and “Hacksaw Ridge” and a first ever nomination in the foreign-language category, for “Tanna.” But new data shows that Australian-made films are struggling at their local box office. The overall theatrical box office in Australia grew by 2.7% in local… Read more »

The Australian industry was quick to celebrate its haul of Oscar 13 nominations for “Lion” and “Hacksaw Ridge” and a first ever nomination in the foreign-language category, for “Tanna.” But new data shows that Australian-made films are struggling at their local box office. The overall theatrical box office in Australia grew by 2.7% in local... Read more »

Berlin: Global Screen Adds 3D Animation ‘My Fairy Troublemaker & Me’ to EFM Lineup (EXCLUSIVE)

Global Screen has picked up worldwide distribution rights to English-language 3D animated feature “My Fairy Troublemaker & Me,” which it describes as “sparkling with humor and magic.” Global Screen will start pre-selling the film at next month’s European Film Market in Berlin. “Boisterous 10-year-old Maxie can’t believe her eyes when lovely, little, funky fairy Violetta… Read more »

Global Screen has picked up worldwide distribution rights to English-language 3D animated feature “My Fairy Troublemaker & Me,” which it describes as “sparkling with humor and magic.” Global Screen will start pre-selling the film at next month’s European Film Market in Berlin. “Boisterous 10-year-old Maxie can’t believe her eyes when lovely, little, funky fairy Violetta... Read more »

Box Office for Danish Films Drops 33% at Local Box Office

While Danish cinema is shining at the Academy Awards with Martin Zandvliet’s “Land of Mine” up for a foreign-language Oscar, the local box office for Danish movies hit a low of 2.8 million ticket sales in 2016, a 33% year-on-year drop, according to the Danish Film Institute. The market share for local movies last year… Read more »

While Danish cinema is shining at the Academy Awards with Martin Zandvliet’s “Land of Mine” up for a foreign-language Oscar, the local box office for Danish movies hit a low of 2.8 million ticket sales in 2016, a 33% year-on-year drop, according to the Danish Film Institute. The market share for local movies last year... Read more »

Christian Schwochow’s ‘Paula’ Rules Germany’s Art-House Chart for Fourth Week

“Paula,” Christian Schwochow’s film about the avant-garde painter Paula Modersohn-Becker, has topped the art-house charts in Germany for a fourth week. The film, distributed in Germany by Pandora Film and being represented in international markets by The Match Factory, has grossed Euros 1.71 million ($1.84 million) from 218,000 admissions. The pic, which world premiered at… Read more »

“Paula,” Christian Schwochow’s film about the avant-garde painter Paula Modersohn-Becker, has topped the art-house charts in Germany for a fourth week. The film, distributed in Germany by Pandora Film and being represented in international markets by The Match Factory, has grossed Euros 1.71 million ($1.84 million) from 218,000 admissions. The pic, which world premiered at... Read more »

Brexit: U.K. Parliament Wins Power to Trigger Departure from European Union

Britain’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that only Parliament has the power to trigger the country’s exit from the European Union, not the government, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May but probably not impeding the withdrawal process. To leave the E.U., Parliament has to invoke Article 50, the E.U. treaty provision that initiates a… Read more »

Britain’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that only Parliament has the power to trigger the country’s exit from the European Union, not the government, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May but probably not impeding the withdrawal process. To leave the E.U., Parliament has to invoke Article 50, the E.U. treaty provision that initiates a... Read more »

Sundance: ‘Woodpeckers’ Director José María Cabral on Love in Jail, the Dominican Film Boom

The Dominican Republic’s first movie to screen at Sundance, José María Cabral’s penitentiary romance “Woodpeckers” comes with a strong buzz off December’s Ventana Sur, where it sparked a bidding war for world rights – a phenomenon seen rarely these days even at Cannes – won by Vicente Canales’ Film Factory, one of the top sales… Read more »

The Dominican Republic’s first movie to screen at Sundance, José María Cabral’s penitentiary romance “Woodpeckers” comes with a strong buzz off December’s Ventana Sur, where it sparked a bidding war for world rights – a phenomenon seen rarely these days even at Cannes – won by Vicente Canales’ Film Factory, one of the top sales... Read more »