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Cannes 2022

Polish Oscar Contender ‘EO’ Wins Arab Critics’ Award at Cairo Festival

Jerzy Skolimowski’s EO, Poland’s contender for the 2023 Oscars in the best international feature category, has won this year’s Arab Critics’ Awards for European Films at the Cairo International Film Festival. The award was unveiled at a gala ceremony at the Cairo Opera house on Thursday night.  The Polish drama, which follows the trials of a donkey […]

Oscars: Sweden Picks ‘Boy From Heaven’ as International Feature Submission

Sweden has selected Boy From Heaven, an Egypt-set political thriller from director Tarik Saleh, as its contender for the 2023 Oscars in the best international feature category. Boy From Heaven premiered in competition in Cannes this year, where it won best screenplay honors for Saleh. Set within Cairo’s historical Al-Azhar mosque and university (though shot […]

Strand Releasing Takes ’99 Moons’ for North America (Exclusive)

Strand Releasing has picked up rights in North America for 99 Moons, an intense love story from Swiss director Jan Gassmann, which premiered in Cannes’ ACID sidebar. Berlin-based sales group M-Appeal inked the deal with Strand, also closing deals for for the film with distributors in Israel (Shoval Film Production) and Hong Kong (Edko Films […]

Director Lola Quivoron on Embedding Herself in France’s Underground Dirt-Bike Scene for Cannes Award-Winning Debut ‘Rodeo’

Tom Cruise blasting across the screen at Mach 10 in the opening set piece for Top Gun: Maverick is the most enduring image of “the need for speed” to come out of this year’s Cannes Film Festival. But for fans of low-budget vérité filmmaking, Lola Quivoron’s Rodeo, which won the jury prize in Cannes’ Un […]

Cannes Film Parts Ways With Kevin Spacey Amid U.K. Sexual Assault Charges

Kevin Spacey will no longer be starring in 1242 – Gateway to the West, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The news of his departure from the film comes on the same day as a date was set for his U.K. sexual assault trial. On Thursday, the two-time Oscar winner pleaded not guilty to five charges […]

TikTok Becomes Sponsor of San Sebastian Film Festival

TikTok is determined to bring together the worlds of auteur cinema and short-form mobile video. On Thursday, TikTok unveils that it has become an official sponsor of the San Sebastian Film Festival, Spain’s leading cinema event, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, running Sept. 16-24. The move follows TikTok’s sponsorship of the 2022 Cannes […]

Lucy Hale’s ‘Which Brings Me to You’ Sells Across Europe, Australia (Exclusive)

Which Brings Me to You, the upcoming romantic comedy featuring Ragdoll and Truth or Dare star Lucy Hale, has closed multiple international deals following its pitch to global buyers at last month’s Cannes International Film Market. Mister Smith Entertainment, which is handling world sales on the project, said Which Brings Me To You has pre-sold […]

Josh Charles, ‘Worst Person in the World’ Star Anders Danielsen Lie Join Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway in ‘Mothers’ Instinct’

Josh Charles (We Own This City, The Good Wife) and Norwegian actor Anders Danielsen Lie, who plays Renate Reinsve’s love interest Aksel in Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person in the World, have signed on to co-star alongside Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway in the upcoming psycho-thriller Mothers’ Instinct. Chastain and Hathaway play Alice and Celine, […]

David Cronenberg’s ‘Crimes of the Future’ Goes to Mubi for Latin America, Turkey, India

Arthouse streaming platform MUBI is still having a busy Cannes. Two weeks after the 2022 Cannes festival wrapped, MUBI has closed a deal for David Cronenberg’s competition title Crimes of the Future, picking up rights in multiple territories from sales group Rocket Science. Rocket Science confirmed MUBI bought Crimes of the Future for Latin America, […]

Munich Film Festival Lineup Includes Cannes Winners ‘Broker,’ ‘War Pony’

The Munich International Film Festival unveiled its 2022 lineup Thursday, announcing a program featuring some of the most acclaimed movies from Cannes last month, including award winners Broker, War Pony, The Eight Mountains and Mariupolis 2. Hirokazu Koreeda’s Broker, which won the best actor honor in Cannes for star Song Kang-ho, will screen in Munich’s […]

‘Butterfly Vision’ (‘Bachennya Metelyka’): Film Review | Cannes 2022

Rita Burkovska stars as a soldier who is captured by the enemy and must cope with post-traumatic stress disorder and more in this timely Ukrainian feature, which played in Un Certain Regard.

Cannes: Sideshow, Janus Films Take Dardennes’ ‘Tori and Lokita’ for North America

Sideshow and Janus Films have picked up North American rights to Tori and Lokita, the new social drama from acclaimed Belgium directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (The Son, Two Days, One Night). Sideshow and Janus are planning a theatrical release for the title. Tori and Lokita premiered in competition at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival […]