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Steven Soderbergh & Russo Brothers On ‘Welcome to Collinwood’ read full article at worldnews365.me

A small piece of contemporary cinema history was written last night in St Andrews, Scotland when Steven Soderbergh sat down with Joe and Anthony Russo on stage at the Sands International Film Festival to discuss their 2002 collaboration Welcome to Collinwood.  Produced by Soderbergh and George Clooney who also stars …

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John Sloss & Molly Thompson Talk Docs & Todd Phillips’ ‘Frat House’ read full article at worldnews365.me

In the late 1990s Joker writer-director Todd Phillips, then applying his trade as an underground documentary filmmaker shot a non-fiction project titled Frat House, which nabbed the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at Sundance before being promptly acquired by HBO Films.  “The premise of the documentary is that he pledged …

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Tom Holland Short ‘Last Call’ Charms Sands Film Festival read full article at worldnews365.me

Ania Trzebiatowska has compiled an eclectic selection of fiction and non-fiction titles for the third annual Sands International Film Festival, which kicked off Friday evening in St Andrews, Scotland.  Mounted across this weekend in the ancient university town, Trzebiatowska — also a full-time programmer at Sundance — runs the festival …

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‘Farha’ Filmmaker Darin J. Sallam Set For Arab Film Club Podcast read full article at worldnews365.me

EXCLUSIVE: The Arab Film Club, a popular monthly film club on Arab cinema based in London, is expanding.  Actress and presenter Sarah Agha, the club’s founder and curator, is launching The Arab Film Club Podcast, debuting Wednesday, May 1, with an initial five-episode season. Episodes will drop on Podbean, Apple, …

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‘There’s Still Tomorrow’ Leads David Di Donatello Award Nominations  read full article at worldnews365.me

Italian actress and screenwriter Paola Cortellesi’s directorial feature debut, There’s Still Tomorrow (C’è Ancora Domani), and Matteo Garrone’s Io Capitano lead nominations at this year’s David Di Donatello Awards. There’s Still Tomorrow nabbed 19 noms, including best film while Io Capitano landed 15, including best director for Garrone. Trailing the …

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‘Zone Of Interest’ Exec Producer On Jonathan Glazer’s Oscar Speech read full article at worldnews365.me

Danny Cohen, executive producer of Jonathan Glazer‘s Holocaust drama The Zone Of Interest, has said he “fundamentally disagrees” with the director’s politically-orientated Oscars acceptance speech.  Accepting the International Feature Oscar last Sunday, Glazer spoke at length and highlighted what he described as the shared ideology behind the film’s subject matter …

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Hirokazu Kore-eda On His Next Project, A Samurai-Focused Series read full article at worldnews365.me

With four TV and film projects in as many years, few filmmakers right now are more prolific than Hirokazu Kore-eda.  The veteran Japanese filmmaker behind titles like the Palme d’Or-winning Shoplifters and Still Walking continued his hot streak after landing his third directing honor from the Asian Academy Sunday night …

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Tomas Alfredson & Sara Johnsen On Adapting Bergman’s ‘Faithless’ read full article at worldnews365.me

EXCLUSIVE: Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson, now best known as the director behind beautiful, taut features like Let the Right One In and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, wrote to Swedish screen legend Ingmar Bergman sometime in the early 2000s with an idea. Bergman’s response was characteristically colorful.  “What the hell is …

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Hackers Share Gaza Ceasefire Message On Festival Socials read full article at worldnews365.me

A high-politicized edition of the Berlin Film Festival ended Saturday, but divisions surrounding political messaging during the festival appear to be ongoing.  Sunday afternoon, the official Berlinale shared a statement on its social media account announcing that it plans to “file criminal charges against unknown persons” who it said shared …

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Sasha Nathwani On His Competition Title ‘Last Swim’ read full article at worldnews365.me

With his debut feature Last Swim, an ambitious and quietly radical portrait of young life in London, Sasha Nathwani has achieved one of the most difficult tasks for a new filmmaker: cutting through with a festival audience.  Last Swim debuted last week at the Berlin Film Festival, where it opened …

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