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Russian director Aleksey German talks 'Under Electric Clouds' and China will dramatically step up its crackdown on web content.
Aleksey German Talks Under Electric Clouds
The Russian director talks to THR about his latest film, an episodic, surreal drama that examines the paradoxes of living in contemporary Russia. "It has been a long and difficult road. Almost six years; there were many obstacles," he says.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired 13 Minutes for North America. Olga Kurylenko is joining Spanish actor Jordi Molla in Duelo. Prince Albert II, the reigning monarch of Monaco, is making Royal Ice, a film which will recount the trials and tribulations the prince faced in assembling Monaco's first bobsledding team. Mia Wasikowska's Madame Bovary has found a home in numerous foreign markets, including France and Italy.
China will dramatically step up its crackdown on web content to include censorship of feature films streamed online in a raft of tough new rules that until now mostly had been aimed at overseas TV dramas.