This alternately sensuous and silly pastiche suggests director Yann Gonzalez may be the next Almodovar or Ozon.
David Lowery's Sundance-preemed oater is the sole American entry in a Euro-heavy lineup.
Steered by helmer Bertrand Tavernier and Cannes topper Thierry Fremaux, France's Lumiere Grand Lyon Festival closed Saturday having confirmed that it has a vibrant future celebrating cinema's past.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
The Equalizer1Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$40.7M Sony / Columbia 22.26%
The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner2Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$60.2M Fox 29.30%
The Boxtrolls3Daily:$862,914 Cumulative:$18.9M Focus 17.65%
TeamTO is closing the financing on its first toon feature, "Gus 3D," and is in talks to board EuropaCorp's "The Boy With a Cuckoo-Clock Heart," which was pitched at Cartoon Movie, the Lyon-based…
Films by former cops are legion; those by ex-cons are few. Judging by "De force," from Gallic desperado-turned-director Frank Henry, this won't change anytime soon.
A sequel to 1997's "Dobermann" is in the works.
Kiefer Sutherland, Gerard Depardieu, Thomas Jane and Til Schweiger are set to star in "Sleight of Hand," an internationally cast ensemble heist thriller.
France's Backup Films has invested in "Cafe de Flore," from Jean-Marc Vallee ("C.R.A.Z.Y.") and "By Force," starring Isabelle Adjani and Eric Cantona.
Cannes Film Festival added Ken Loach's Iraq war drama "Route Irish" to its competition lineup.
"Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel" has been scheduled for its U.S. premiere on March 6 at the Miami Intl. Film Festival.