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Mike Leigh Sets Next Film, Bleecker Street Takes U.S. Rights

Mike Leigh has set his next project after 2018's 'Peterloo,' with Bleecker Street having acquired U.S. rights.

Odessa Film Festival Unveils International Competition Lineup

Ukranian drama 'Homeward,' Joanna Hogg's 'The Souvenir' and Sameh Zoabi's 'Tel Aviv on Fire' are among the titles screening in competition at the 2019 Odessa International Film Festival, which runs…

Mike Leigh’s ‘Peterloo’ Moves Out of U.S. Awards Season to Spring 2019

Mike Leigh's historic epic 'Peterloo' won't be a player in this year's U.S. awards race after all. However, the Amazon-backed movie will still open in U.K. cinemas this fall in hopes of landing BAFTA…

Why Mike Leigh’s ‘Peterloo’ Resonates in the Current Political Age

The veteran director and his star, Maxine Peake, reflect on why the previously largely unexplored tale of one the U.K.'s most notorious and defining moments is something relevant in the U.K. and the…

‘Peterloo’: Film Review | Venice 2018

Mike Leigh commemorates an infamous 19th century massacre in the Amazon-backed historical epic 'Peterloo,' the most ambitious and expensive film of his career.

Mike Leigh on His Amazon-Backed ‘Peterloo’: All My Films Have Been Funded by a “Reprehensible Force”

Ahead of its world premiere in Venice, the visionary British director discusses his historical epic and his thoughts on Cannes, which rejected the film.

Mike Leigh’s ‘Peterloo’ to Have U.K. Premiere in Manchester as Part of London Film Festival

The film - telling the story of the notorious Manchester massacre in 1819 – becomes the first to be premiered by the festival outside London.  

‘Jellyfish’: Film Review | Tribeca 2018

Kitchen sink meets insult comedy in James Gardner's grotesquely grim feature debut, 'Jellyfish.'

Cannes Festival Lineup: This Year’s Biggest Snubs and Surprises

Mike Leigh's historic epic 'Peterloo,' Matthew McConaughey-starrer 'The Beach Bum' and Laszlo Nemes' 'Sunset' are among the buzz titles that failed to make Cannes' competition cut.

Cannes: Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ Jafar Panahi’s ‘Three Faces’ in Competition

Artistic director Thierry Fremaux at a Paris press conference details the competition and other lineups of the 71st edition of the festival.

Greg Dyke Replaces Mike Leigh as Chair of London Film School

Leigh was chair of the school for 18 years.

Oliver Stone Gets Putin Praise, Will Receive Sarajevo Film Festival Honor

The Russian president calls the Oscar-winning director "a very balanced and comfortable interlocutor."