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  1. Cannes: Amazon Boards Mike Leigh's Historical Drama 'Peterloo' (Exclusive)

    10:02 pm 5/10/2016

    The film, which Film4 has been developing, chronicles the 1819 massacre by British government forces at a peaceful pro-democracy rally, where some 700 working people were injured and 18 killed.Read more

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  2. Michel Hazanavicius Among Filmmakers Presenting Pro-Asylum Petition to EU Politicians

    3:13 am 10/20/2015

    Daniel Craig, Juliette Binoche, Mike Leigh and Isabelle Huppert are among the more than 5,000 signatories to the petition, which calls for action in Europe's refugee crisis. Read more

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  3. Zurich Film Fest: 'Rams,' ‘Mediterranea’ and ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’ Take Top Prizes

    2:43 pm 10/6/2015

    The Swiss festival closed after a slew of tributes to international guests including Steve Golin and Arnold Schwarzenegger.Read more

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  4. TIFF: British Theater-to-Film Directors Get Festival Spotlight

    10:28 am 8/27/2015

    This year's City-to-City sidebar will showcase directorial double-acts moving from the live stage to the big screen. Read more

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  5. Zurich Film Festival: Mike Leigh to Receive Honor

    12:10 am 8/18/2015

    Zurich will screen a retrospective of the British director's work, which includes 'Vera Drake,' 'Secrets and Lies' and, most recently, 'Mr. Turner.' Read more

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  6. "Clenching" Buttocks in 'Mr. Turner' Tops List of U.K. Film Complaints

    3:07 am 7/15/2015

    Nineteen people wrote to the British Board of Film Classification about the scene with Timothy Spall.Read more

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  7. Mike Leigh Announces Next Feature

    1:19 am 4/17/2015

    The 'Mr. Turner' director will next focus his attention on the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, which saw British cavalry attack a demonstration in Manchester. Read more

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  8. What's Behind a Europe Plan That Would "Destroy" Independent Film

    5:00 am 3/30/2015

    A proposed change in copyright law to eliminate territories would be the "death knell" of the continent's up to 28 foreign presales, a necessary part of any film's budget.Read more

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  9. Oscars: 'Birdman's' DP Reveals Most Challenging Aspect of "Single Take" Shoot

    10:30 am 2/10/2015

    The four other nominated cinematographers also reveal how every frame mattered, from memorable scenes of fire to re-creations of the quiet calm of a nunnery.Read more

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  10. Mike Leigh to Receive BAFTA Fellowship

    1:38 am 2/3/2015

    The 'Mr. Turner' director will receive the Academy's highest accolade at the awards ceremony.Read more

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