German humor is a distinctly conflicted concept in “Hedi Schneider is Stuck,” an improbably wry, compassionate character comedy about that least chucklesome of topics: clinical depression. 670 more words
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Aiming to fulfill quotas and please the growing subscriber base in Brazil, Discovery has commissioned series “Parque do Patati Patata” and “Caes Herois” and the third season of “Aguia da Cidade” for its pay TV channels in the country, on top of four other series it will air in the first half of this year. 340 more words
An arrestingly broken-backed story structure offers more surprises than the story itself in “Zurich,” Dutch helmer Sacha Polak’s grim but glisteningly crafted sophomore feature. Confirming the promise of her remarkable 2012 debut “Hemel” without quite advancing upon it, this bisected study of a young woman cast adrift — physically and psychologically — by personal tragedy unfurls its tale of woe in furtively non-linear fashion, but it shouldn’t take viewers long to surmise the root of her trauma. 627 more words
Ally and conquer. As international co-production becomes paramount in allowing TV companies in Latin America to scale up on production, standing apart in a crowded field, Argentina’s Bonaparte Cine, Prisma Cine and Germina Films signed a deal Friday at the Rio Content Market to co-produce “Public Relations” with Brazil’s Plural Filmes. 436 more words
PARIS– Film i Väst, Nordisk Film and Swedish Television (SVT) are joining forces to co-finance and co-produce bigger-budgeted Swedish movies with international potential.
A rep from each company will meet once a month to review projects. 272 more words
Fresh off its Sundance actress prize and Berlin Panorama Audience Award for “The Second Mother,” Gullane Filmes, run by Fabiano and Caio Gullane and a Brazilian movie powerhouse, is partnering with Universal Channel in Brazil on a groundbreaking medical drama: eight-seg half-hour fiction series “Basic Health Center.” 677 more words