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NY Film Festival Adds ‘Dune,’ ‘French Dispatch’ to Lineup

The 2021 New York Film Festival has added Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated Dune and Wes Anderson’s star-studded latest, The French Dispatch, to its lineup, adding screenings of both titles…

Locarno Film Festival: Japanese Anime ‘Belle’ Wins Inaugural Kids Award

Belle, the latest animated feature from Oscar-nominated Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Mirari), has won the inaugural Locarno Kids Award, a new prize handed out by the Locarno International

GKIDS Acquires North American Distribution Rights for Mamoru Hosoda’s Animated Feature ‘Belle’

Indie distributor GKIDS has acquired North American distribution rights for Mamoru Hosoda’s new animated feature, Belle, from Japan’s Studio Chizu. The film — described as a fantastical…