FilmNation Sets ‘Thelma’ Remake For ‘I, Tonya’s Craig Gillespie To Direct

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EXCLUSIVE: FilmNation Entertainment has optioned rights to the English language remake of the 2017 Norwegian thriller Thelma, for I, Tonya and Lars and the Real Girl director Craig Gillespie to helm. Project is in the early stages, but they have just h…

Majority of Cannes Critics’ Week Competition Films Were Directed by Women

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In what is believed to be a first, the French Union of Film Critics selected a majority of films by female directors for competition in the International Critics’ Week sidebar at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

The seven competition titles in Critics’ Week, announced Monday, will include four directed by women: Agnieszka Smoczynska’s “Fugue” (pictured above),  Anja Kofmel’s “Chris the Swiss,” Rohena Gera’s “Sir” and Sofia Szilagyi’s “One Day.”

They will compete against Benedikt Erlingsson’s “Kona Fer I Strid” (Woman at War”), Camille Vidal-Naquet’s “Sauvage,” and Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt’s “Diamantino.”

“Wildlife,” Paul Dano’s adaptation of a Richard Ford novel starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal, will open the sidebar in a special screening. The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, is the only American film chosen.

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Guillaume Senez’s “Our Struggles” will also be presented as a special screening, while Alex Katz’s “Guy” will close the section.

Critics’ Week is run independently of the main festival but takes place concurrently. The selection is devoted to first and second films from new directors — and its directorial debuts, including “Wildlife,” are eligible for Cannes’ Camera d’Or for the festival’s best first film.

International Critics’ Week (Semaine de la Critique) is organized by the French Union of Film Critics, which is made up of 244 critics, writers and journalists. The oldest parallel section to the Cannes Film Festival, it began in 1962.

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The winners will be chosen by a jury headed by Danish director Joachim Trier and also including American actress Chloe Sevigny, Argentinian actor Nahuel Perez Biscayart, festival programmer Eva Sangiori and French journalist Augustin Trapenard.

Critics’ Week also announced 10 short films in competition, three of them by female directors.

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Norwegian director Joachim Trier (Louder Than Bombs) will head the jury for the 57th Cannes Critics’ Week (9-17 May), the parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival which honours first and second films.
The director, whose Louder Than Bombs competed for the Palme d’Or in 2015, is joined on the jury by actress and director Chloë Sevigny, BPM (Beats Per Minute) star Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Vienna Film Festival Director Eva Sangiorgi and French journalist Augustin…

Cannes: Joachim Trier to Preside Over Critics’ Week Jury; Chloe Sevigny to Serve

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Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier (“Louder Than Bombs”) will preside over the jury of Critics’ Week, the Cannes Film Festival’s sidebar dedicated to first and second films. This year’s jury will be completed by daring American actress-director Chloë Sevigny; Argentine actor Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, who just won a Cesar award for his role in Robin Campillo’s […]

Real emotions battle a muddled metaphor in the campus Carrie riff Thelma

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From a wide, overhead vantage, they look almost like insects, scuttling busily across the campus courtyard. Then the camera slowly zooms closer, and one student among many draws the eyes, as surely as Gene Hackman did in the similarly voyeuristic opening minutes of The Conversation. She is Thelma (Eili Harboe), and…

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Thelma’

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A year after his English-language debut “Louder than Bombs,” Norwegian director Joachim Trier returns to the language and the setting, if not the genre, of his breakout film, “Oslo, August 31st,” with “Thelma.” Selected as Norway’s foreign language Oscar entry prior to its Toronto debut, “Thelma” taps into subject matter that will have a very… Read more »

Jake Gyllenhaal’s Boston Marathon bombing film isn’t too bad, and other surprises at Toronto

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Unless you spend most of your festival rolling the dice on first features and movies by largely unknown filmmakers, TIFF can be a lot like a weeklong version of that expectations-versus-reality scene from (500) Days Of Summer: Over and over again, you walk into a theater with a certain expectation, only to be…

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Haugesund: Joachim Trier on Toronto-Bound ‘Thelma,’ his 1980s’ Influences, the Threat to Filmmaking in Norway

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‘Heart, Baby!’ Acquired By North Of Two; The Orchard Scares Up Joachim Trier’s ‘Thelma’

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North Of Two has acquired distribution rights to Angela Shelton‘s Heart, Baby! ahead of its world premiere tomorrow at the Newport Beach Film Festival. A mid-November theatrical bow is in the works. The true-story pic stars The Wire‘s Gbenga Akinnagbe as George Lee Martin, who at the age of 18 received a 40-year sentence for robbery. He became known as an unbeatable prison boxer with the support of his best friend/cornerman, Doc (Jackson Rathbone), and his transgender…