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  • Berlin Film Festival’s Wieland Speck Takes On New Role August 21, 2017
    Wieland Speck is set to take on a new role as consultant on the official program for the Berlin Film Festival. Speck (pictured left) will move his focus to the festival’s main program having spent 25 years as head of its Panorama section. Speck helped build Berlin’s autonomous Panorama program, joining Manfred Salzgeber in 1982... […]
    Robert Mitchell
  • Haugesund: Sisters’ Tale ‘Miami’ Gets World Sales Deal with LevelK (EXCLUSIVE) August 21, 2017
    HAUGESUND, Norway — Portraying “The Good Son” (“Hyvä poika”) in her 2011 feature, which won top prizes at the Chicago International Film Festival and the Mons International Festival of Love Films, adding a Jussi, Finland’s national film award, Finnish director Zaida Bergroth is now reuniting two sisters in her third feature, “Miami.” It will have... […]
    John Hopewell
  • How to Live-Stream the Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
    You probably know by now that a total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States from coast-to-coast on Monday for the first time in 99 years. It will be in sight in parts of 14 states and partially visible in others, but those who want a clear glimpse at the path of totality... […]
    Rebecca Rubin
  • Haugesund: Joachim Trier on Toronto-Bound ‘Thelma,’ his 1980s’ Influences, the Threat to Filmmaking in Norway August 21, 2017
    HAUGESUND, Norway — Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s new feature, ”Thelma,” which opened the 45th Norwegian Intl. Film Festival in Haugesund on Sunday Aug. 20, will segue to the Toronto Festival as a Special Presentation, then to the New York Film Festival at the Lincoln Center, which runs Sept. 28-Oct. 15. His previous film, the English-language... […]
    John Hopewell
  • Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson Unveils Poster, Trailer for his Venice/Toronto-Bound ‘Under The Tree’ (EXCLUSIVE) August 21, 2017
    Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson, the Icelandic director of “Either Way” and “Paris of the North,” is unveiling the trailer and poster of his anticipated third feature “Under the Tree” which is set to play at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. “Under the Tree” is produced by Iceland’s Netop Films, the company behind “Rams,” Poland’s Madants,... […]
    elskes

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