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Stockholm Fest Launches Impact Award For Best International Film

Stockholm International Film Festival is launching the Stockholm Impact Award, a kudo that will go to an international movie.

The Impact Award will be given to a film presented in the newly-created Impact selection, which will be dedicated to “headstrong visionaries who reflect our contemporary world,” stated the fest. 123 more words


Cannes: U.S., China Drive Cannes – Market Update

Originally written as a Cannes market closer for Variety’s last print daily, on May 19, this article has been updated through Tuesday, May 26:

CANNES – Five years ago, Cannes biz was powered by movies selling out worldwide. 1,335 more words


TrustNordisk Sells Cannes' Directors Fortnight Pic 'The Here After' to U.K., Korea

PARIS– Scandi house TrustNordisk closed a bunch of territories on Swedish helmer Magnus von Horn’s feature debut “The Here After,” which world premiered at Cannes’ Directors Fortnight. 143 more words


Music Box Acquires Pablo Larrain's 'The Club'

Music Box Films has acquired North American rights to “The Club,” a Berlin 2015 Grand Jury Prize winner, which also marks the latest film from Chile’s Pablo Larrain, one of the most talked about of young Latin American filmmakers. 523 more words


Cannes: Critics Rate the 2015 Competition

Below is Variety‘s scorecard for the 19 films in competition at Cannes this year, as rated individually by our critics Justin Chang, Peter Debruge, Scott Foundas, Guy Lodge, Jay Weissberg and Maggie Lee. 39 more words

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Cannes: Caramel Films Buys ‘Assassin,’ ‘An,’ ‘Nahid,’ ‘Crazy’

MADRID – Pacting with Wild Bunch, Enrique Gonzalez-Kuhn’s Madrid-based Caramel Films has acquired Spanish rights to Hou Hsiao-hsien’s “The Assassin,” Cannes ‘ best director winner, one of the best reviewed of its 2015 competition titles and Variety’s favorite – like many others’ – for Sunday’s Palme d’Or. 374 more words

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Cannes: ND Mantarraya Sources Wild Bunch, Films Distribution, Le Pacte (EXCLUSIVE)

CANNES – Mexico’s ND Mantarraya has snagged Wild Bunch’s “Our Little Sister“ and “My Golden Years” and Films Distribution’s “My Mother” and “Lamb,” as well as Le Pacte’s “Valley of Love” and “Brand New Testament.” 336 more words