Ida Martins’ Media Luna has added four pics to its Toronto fest sales slate, which is headed by Dutch psychological drama “The Dinner.”
Helmed by Menno Meyjes, whose writing credits include films like “The Color Purple,” “Empire of the Sun” and “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” the pic will have its world premiere at the festival in the Contemporary World Cinema section.
It is based on Herman Koch’s best-seller, inspired by a real-life murder. It centers on a hypocritical left-wing couple, whose teenage son may be hiding a terrible secret.
Another acquisition is Stijn Coninx’s feel-good drama “Marina,” which is based on the childhood memories of the Italian-Belgian singer Rocco Granata, set in a multi-cultural mining community in Belgium.
Also on the slate is Julia von Heinz’s drama “Hanna’s Journey,” a German-Israeli co-production. Pic follows Hanna, who goes to Israel to work with disabled people, and falls in love with Itay, an Israeli social worker.
The final addition is Bettina Blumner’s coming-of-age drama “Broken Glass Park,” which is about Sascha, who has two dreams: to write a novel about her dead mother and take revenge on her stepfather who murdered her.
Zach Galifianakis may zing celebrities with some not-so-nice questions and inappropriate observations on his Funny or Die talk show “Between Two Ferns,” but he even thinks he goes too far some times. Case in point — Galifianakis called Bradley Cooper recently to apologize after taking a shot at him in his new full-length feature “Between [...]
Variety will honor Jennifer Aniston, Awkwafina, Mariah Carey, Chaka Khan, Brie Larson and Dana Walden at the 2019 Power of Women Luncheon. Six hundred guests are invited to attend the event, which will take place Oct. 11 at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons. Variety’s commitment to hiring more women for its cover shoots resulted in [...]
Hollywood union publicists have selected the Russo Brothers to receive the Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award. Anthony and Joe Russo, who directed “Avengers: Endgame,” will receive the award at the 57th Annual Publicists Awards ceremony on Feb. 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The publicists are part of the Intl. Cinematographers Guild, IATSE [...]
Sylvester Stallone may be 73, but he’s not one to sit back in his twilight years. As his legendary body slows, his output certainly hasn’t. This Friday, “Rambo: Last Blood” hits theaters around the world – 37 years after the debut of “Rambo: First Blood.” Why bring the muscled Vietnam veteran back for a final, [...]
Like Ron Perlman in 2018 and Guillermo del Toro the year before, Canadian writer-director Vincenzo Natali, whose new Netflix film, an adaption of Steven King’s “In the Tall Grass” will innaugurate October’s Sitges Film Festival, is lined up to open this year’s Sitges Pitchbox, organized in by Barcelona-based platform Filmarket Hub. The Sitges Pitchbox take [...]
Two Japanese films, “Tezuka’s Barbara” and “A Beloved Wife” have been selected for the main competition section of next month’s Tokyo International Film Festival. The festival will reveal the remainder of the competition and the bulk of its other selections later this month. To date the Japanese festival has only revealed its opening film (“Tora-san, [...]
“Memories of My Body,” directed by Garin Nugroho, has been selected to represent Indonesia at the Academy Awards in the international feature film category (previously best foreign-language film). The announcement was made Tuesday by actress Christine Hakim representing the Indonesian Film Selection Committee. The fact-based film depicts the story of a young man from a [...]