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Film Review: 'Hedi Schneider is Stuck'

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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Discovery Picks Up Brazil Series for Local Channels

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

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Film Review: 'Zurich'

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

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Argentina’s Cordoba, Brazil Team for ‘Public Relations’

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

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Cannes Film Fest Sued by French Director

PARIS — The Cannes Film Festival is being sued by Paul Verhoeven, a Paris-based filmmaker who happens to have the same name as the well-known Dutch director of “Total Recall” and “Basic Instinct.” 100 more words

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Film i Väst, Nordisk Film and SVT Join Forces to Make Bigger Swedish Movies

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

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Brazil's Gullane, Universal Channel Team on ‘Basic Health Center’

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

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