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The Hollywood Reporter has released its second Berlin International Film Festival daily issue, which includes a look at how Europe is targeting China’s art house sector, exclusive news of Mike Myers’ new movie and a chat with Oren Moverman on his “Trumpian” new movie.
“It Will Be the Biggest Market Anywhere”
The development of the Chinese art house sector has accelerated in recent years, as emerging Chinese talents and European indie veterans have come to view cross-border collaboration as the key to a vibrant shared future. THR takes a look at how the National Arthouse Film Alliance, plus China’s streaming giants’ growing appetite for indie fare, are affecting the local market.
Mike Myers as Del Close
As reported exclusively by THR, Mike Myers will portray one of his own mentors, Del Close, an early influencer of improv comedy who also was known for training many notable comic actors. Entitled Del, the comedy will be directed by Betty Thomas (Private Parts, 28 Days). Myers plays the legendary teacher notorious for pushing his students to their limit. Close takes an aspiring comedian under his wing, and the relationship, which is first disastrous, eventually transforms each of them.
Seated for The Dinner
Oren Moverman’s new film The Dinner, an adaptation of Herman Koch’s 2009 novel, tells the story of an ambitious politician and his mentally unstable brother (played by Richard Gere and British comedian Steve Coogan), who meet for a fateful dinner with their wives (Rebecca Hall and Laura Linney). Their children have committed a violent crime, and the parents have to decide what to do about it. Moverman tells THR about his “Trumpian movie” and making films under the new U.S. president.
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