"Mr. Nobody" is about as big-budget as it gets for a European pic, especially one by an auteur.
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Europa Cinemas is expanding into Asia and Latin America.
The moment Jaco Van Dormael started shooting his third feature "Mr Nobody" in the summer of 2007, newspapers in his native Belgium began to predict glory at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
A Greek film festival is tapping into the global economic zeitgeist next month with a retrospective of films from and about the Great Depression.
It took the death of a close friend to prompt German-born director Fatih Akin to make a comedy after establishing himself with deeper, bleaker films about the human condition.
U.K. distrib Metrodome has partnered with Rialto Distribution to acquire Israeli helmer Samuel Maoz's buzz Venice title "Lebanon" for the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
It's a Lido first: A zombie movie in festival competition.
Infrastructural changes under way at the Lido will certainly impact next year's fest.
Rome and the surrounding Lazio region are ramping up efforts to consolidate their status as the hub of Italy's film and TV industries.
There are perhaps few feats more fraught with peril for a first-time filmmaker than to attempt to adapt a beloved novel.
India's new wave of more Western-style narrative films are a hit with a new generation as the country undergoes massive economic and social change.