Debut features by prominent short filmmakers -- Palestinian Najwa Najjar's "Pomegranates and Myrrh" and Moroccan Mohamed Chrif Tribak's "Le temps des camarades" -- are included in the San Sebastian…
Critics detected talent in helmer Pascal Laugier's stock orphanage chiller "Saint Ange." "Martyrs," sold by Wild Bunch, will write Laugier's name far larger.
In the run-up to Venice, Italy's Ripley's Films has closed with Paris-based Wide Management for Italian rights to Venice Days player "Landscape No. 2" and to French box office break-out "Francaise."
Paris-based Funny Balloons has added Patrice Toye's "Nowhere Man," which world preems simultaneously Thursday at the Venice and Montreal film festivals, to its sales slate.
Continuing its long-standing association with Iranian filmmakers — Hengameh Panahi brought Abbas Kiarostami's first films to the world — Celluloid Dreams has acquired rights outside the U.S. to…
Laurent Cantet's Palme d'Or winner "The Class," Joel and Ethan Coen's Venice opener "Burn After Reading" plus Mike Leigh's "Happy-Go-Lucky" figure in a litany of fest standouts or prize-winners…
Rolling off its sales hit with Palme d'Or winner "The Class," Paris-based Memento Films Intl. is driving into the acquisition of international rights on U.S. titles as its expands its geographical…
Gullane Filmes, Fabiano and Caio Gullane's Brazilian shingle, has optioned "Favela High-Tech," a Brazilian best-selling novel.
For its 56th edition, the San Sebastian Intl. Film Fest has packed its main competish with big-name auteurs: Michael Winterbottom ("Genova"), Kim Ki-duk ("Dream"), Daniel Burman ("The Empty Nest")…
Known as Spain's Sundance, Gijon boasts a rich Argentine presence at this year's edition.
Spanish festival San Sebastian rounded out its Zabaltegi New Directors section on Friday, leaning heavily on pics plying various forms of social realism.