Tag Archives: Films

Distrib Films US Acquires ‘The Teacher’ From Bac Films (EXCLUSIVE)

June 4, 2018 12:17PM PT Distrib Films US has acquired U.S. rights to Olivier Ayache-Vidal’s inspirational French social drama “The Teacher” (“Les grands esprits”) from Bac Films. “The Teacher” stars acclaimed actor Denis Podalydes as a bourgeois professor at the prestigious Parisian school Henry IV who gets relocated to a high school in an underprivileged suburb. The professor, who was ...

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Japan Debates the Ethics of Making Films on the Cheap

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or in Cannes for “Shoplifters” seems far away for most Japanese film-makers. Instead, a rare public war of words has now raised the question of whether movies in Japan are being made too cheaply. And is that damaging the industry? In recent years, increasing numbers of filmmakers have redefined low budget to mean next to nothing. That ...

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10 films and TV series to help get summer started right this holiday weekend

Summertime often means vacations, barbecues, waterslides, popsicles and other fun stuff. However, some of the downsides of the season — think sunburn, mosquito bites, holiday traffic and heat-induced irritability — might make you want to stay in the air conditioning and sample the sights and sounds of summer that Hollywood has to offer. From sun-dappled beaches to steamy urban settings, ...

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Italy’s Vivo Film to Produce Abel Ferrara’s ‘Siberia’, Other New Films (EXCLUSIVE)

Vivo Film, Italian indie known for recent standout titles such as “Nico, 1988” and “Daughter of Mine,” has boarded Abel Ferrara’s long-gestating “Siberia” as its main producer. The Rome-based shingle headed by Marta Donzelli and Gregorio Paonessa also has several pics by emerging Italian directors in the pipeline including “Dafne,” a drama centered around a young woman who suffers from Down syndrome ...

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