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UK box office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' dominates festive period

Rian Johnson’s sequel fends off impressive challenge from Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi continued its dominance over the UK box office, adding a further $10.81m (£7.975m) over the weekend (29-31 Dec), plus $1.8m (£1.33m) from the Bank Holiday Monday.

Rian Johnson’s sequel dropped a decent 22% from the previous weekend, and is up to $95.4 (£69.6m) in the UK so far.

The film is neck-and-neck with Beauty And The Beast (also Disney) in the race to be the highest grossing film of 2017 in the UK. A Disney source told Screen that Beast might edge it, but this is not yet confirmed.

The previous Star Wars installment, The Force Awakens, finished its UK run with $161m (around £112m) in 2016.

Over the festive period The Last Jedi passed $1bn at the global box office,
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UK box office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' dominates festive period

UK box office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' dominates festive period
Rian Johnson’s sequel fends off impressive challenge from Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.

Source: Disney

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Dollar amounts are based on today’s conversions.

Disney

Star Wars: The Last Jedi continued its dominance over the UK box office, adding a further $10.81m (£7.975m) over the weekend (29-31 Dec), plus $1.8m (£1.33m) from the Bank Holiday Monday.

Rian Johnson’s sequel dropped a decent 22% from the previous weekend, and is up to $95.4 (£69.6m) in the UK so far.

The film is neck-and-neck with Beauty And The Beast (also Disney) in the race to be the highest grossing film of 2017 in the UK. A Disney source told Screen that Beast might edge it, but this is not yet confirmed.

The previous Star Wars installment, The Force Awakens, finished its UK run with $161m (around £112m) in 2016.

Over the festive period The Last Jedi passed $1bn at the global box office, ending 2017 as the third
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You’ll believe a man can fly in trailer for Cannes contender Jupiter’s Moon

Ahead of its UK release next month, a trailer has arrived online for director Kornél Mundruczó’s (White God) Palme d’Or nominated supernatural thriller Jupiter’s Moon; watch it below…

See Also: Read our review of Jupiter’s Moon here

The director of the critically acclaimed White God employs his uniquely talented eye to create this riveting Palme d’Or nominated supernatural thriller. Adorned with heart-pounding car chases and sensational gunfights that are complemented by beautifully fluid and kinetic camerawork, Kornél Mundruczó brings spectacle that rivals any Hollywood production to tell a timely European story.

A young refugee called Aryan is shot while illegally trying to cross the Hungarian border to escape his war-torn home. While tending him back to health, a doctor at a refugee camp discovers that Aryan has gained an extraordinary talent – he can levitate at will. But the doctor has his own predicament that he
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Great Trailer For a Refugee Super Power Movie Called Jupiter's Moon

I've got a fantastic international trailer here for a Hungarian superhero indie film called Jupiter's Moon. The film premiered at Cannes where it got a lot of attention because the story follows a young refugee in a camp who discovers he has the power to levitate. After he discovers this superpower, he partners with a doctor to escape from the camp... after he makes a little money, of course. I like what I'm seeing in the trailer and it looks like a movie worth checking out!

The movie comes from filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó, who made his big break with a film called White God a few years back. Here's the synopsis:

A young refugee called Aryan is shot while illegally trying to cross the Hungarian border to escape his war-torn home. While tending him back to health, a doctor at a refugee camp discovers that Aryan has gained an extraordinary
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Full International Trailer for Refugee Super Power Film 'Jupiter's Moon'

"Something's not right about the boy." Curzon UK has debuted the new official international trailer for the Hungarian indie film Jupiter's Moon, made by filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó, who broke out big with the film White God a few years back. Jupiter's Moon first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard category, and received quite a bit of attention because it's about a refugee in Hungary, tying right in with the most important humanitarian crisis of our time. The story follows a refugee who suddenly discovers he has the ability to levitate, and partners with a doctor to make money and attempt to escape the camp where he's being kept. The film's cast includes Zsombor Jéger as Aryan, Merab Ninidze, György Cserhalmi, and Mónika Balsai. This film is worth a look for its originality and cinematography, at least. Here's the new international trailer for Kornél Mundruczó's Jupiter's Moon,
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‘Jupiter’s Moon’ Trailer: ‘White God’ Director Returns with Superhuman Refugee Story

After making a splash with the canine-led feature White God just a few years ago, Kornél Mundruczó returned to Cannes this year with another technically-impressive feat. The hero of Jupiter’s Moon is a young Syrian refugee who does not find a cradle of life in his Europa. To the contrary, in fact, he’s gunned down in the opening minutes of the film. Soon after, he rises with the inexplicable ability to levitate. Set for a U.K. release next month, the first trailer has now arrived.

“The juxtaposition of supernatural thriller tropes and urgent socio-political issues in Kornél Mundruczó’s latest movie — an original take on the superhero origin story set to the backdrop of the refugee crisis — might prove a delicate one for some viewers to take,” we said in our Cannes review. “Those unperturbed, however, should find much to relish in Jupiter’s Moon, a film
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The Match Factory Closes Germany, France, Japan, Spain on ‘Jupiter’s Moon’ (Exclusive)

The Match Factory Closes Germany, France, Japan, Spain on ‘Jupiter’s Moon’ (Exclusive)
Barcelona – Cologne-based The Match Factory, Michael Weber’ sales agency handling foremost auteur-driven world titles such as Semih Kaplanoğlu’s “Grain” and Lucrecia Martel’s “Zama,” has clinched a flurry on sales, including rights to Germany, France, Japan and Spain on “Jupiter’s Moon,” the latest feature of Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó a Cannes Un Certain Regard winner for 2014’s “White God.”

Cannes competition entry “Moon” scooped best picture and best F/X awards on Saturday at Sitges’ 50th International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia.

Pyramide has taken “Jupiter’s Moon”‘s rights for France, Nfp for Germany, Wanda Vision for Spain and The Clockworx for Japan. Pyramids will release “Jupiter’s Moon” theatrically on Nov. 11.

“Juipiter’s Moon” has also been licensed to Netherlands (Filmfreak), Norway (Tour de Force), Switzerland (Outside the Box), Bulgaria (Art Fest), Czech Republic (Aerofilms), Portugal (Alambique), Poland (Gutek) and Austria (ThimFilm).

Further territories sold, demonstrating just how wide arthouse film sales can still
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‘Jupiter’s Moon’ Tops Spain’s Sitges Festival

‘Jupiter’s Moon’ Tops Spain’s Sitges Festival
Barcelona — Cannes competition entry “Jupiter’s Moon,” directed by Kornél Mundruczó, took best picture and F/X awards at Sitges’ 50th International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, which wraps Saturday.

Awarded titles suggest a balance between the author-driven, arthouse genre with supernatural elements – such as The Match Factory’s “Jupiter’s Moon,” an existential supernatural thriller with black comedy touches exploring immigrant crisis, terrorism, and the West’s loss of values – and features closely linked to more traditional genres and sub-genres like revenge thrillers and horror Westerns. Notably, two main category awards went to movies directed or co-directed by women. French-Brazilian “As Boas Maneiras” directed by Jualiana Rojas and Marco Dutra won the Critics Award.

Sold by Paris’ Charades and premiering at Toronto’s Midnight Madness, Coralie Fargeat’s feature debut’s “Revenge,” a stylish rape-revenge horror thriller, took best director Fargeat snagged the Citizen Kane Award for an up-and-coming director.

A disturbing
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Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ Dazzles 50th Sitges Festival

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ Dazzles 50th Sitges Festival
Sitges, Spain — Opening with Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” which dazzled critics and audiences alike at the Spanish Festival, the 50th Sitges Festival, a Mecca for genre fanboys and Europe’s biggest fantasy event, looks set to pack some weighty Spanish world premieres: “La Zona,” the fourth original series from Movistar + to see the light of day, a family and crime drama set in the wake of a post nuclear power station meltdown; and “Muse,” an English-language supernatural thriller from Filmax and one of its star directors, Jaume Balagueró, whose [“Rec”] franchise installments have proved a highlight of multiple Sitges events.

Sitges will also world premiere “Errementari – The Blacksmith and the Devil,” a Basque Country-set fantasy horror debut from Paul Urkijo, mentored by Álex de la Iglesia and again sold by Filmax.

The big TV premiere is a departure for Sitges. Del Toro’s humanistic horror and powerful local premieres are not so new to
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Gal Gadot in Talks to Join Bradley Cooper in Thriller ‘Deeper’

Gal Gadot in Talks to Join Bradley Cooper in Thriller ‘Deeper’
Gal Gadot is in early talks to join Bradley Cooper in the MGM thriller “Deeper.”

“White God” helmer Kornel Mundruczo is also attached to the project. Max Landis, who penned the script, will produce with David Goyer and Addictive Pictures. If a deal closes, production is expected to start in the first quarter of 2018.

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The film follows a former astronaut (to be played by Cooper) hired to take a submersible to the deepest part of the ocean. Supernatural events transpire as the vehicle gets closer to its destination.

Following the news that “Wonder Woman” helmer Patty Jenkins closed a deal to direct “Wonder Woman 2,” sources wondered if Gadot would film another movie prior to commencing production on the superhero sequel. The tentpole has become one of the biggest domestic box office hits of the year, grossing more then $411 million in the U.S.
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Gal Gadot In Talks To Join Bradley Cooper In MGM’s ‘Deeper’

Gal Gadot In Talks To Join Bradley Cooper In MGM’s ‘Deeper’
Exclusive: Gal Gadot is in early talks to join Bradley Cooper in Deeper, the MGM pic that Max Landis scripted and White God helmer Kornel Mundruczo will direct. In the drama, a disgraced astronaut embarks on a mission to reach the bottom of a newly discovered oceanic trench, theorized to be the lowest point on planet Earth. He encounters an increasing level of danger, and soon finds himself in a psychological (and physical) fight against mysterious forces. Landis is…
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Haugesund: Joachim Trier’s ‘Thelma’ Takes Norwegian Critics’ Prize

Haugesund: Joachim Trier’s ‘Thelma’ Takes Norwegian Critics’ Prize
Haugesund, Norway — Director Joachim Trier’s “Thelma,” which opened the 45th Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund on Aug. 20, won the Norwegian Critics’ Prize, one of the top awards at the event which wrapped on Thursday night with the closing night screening of Finnish director Dome Karukoski’s “Tom of Finland.”

Lionized by Norwegian critics – one announcing “a new triumph for Trier”- the director is now bound for Toronto for the film’s international premiere.

Of further big winners at this year’s Haugesund Festival, Swedish director Jesper GanslandtJimmie” – represented by Swedish producer Hedvig Lundgren – took the €50,000 ($59,000) Eurimages Lab Project Prize.

First seen at Goteborg, “Young Dreams,” from Sweden’s “Rojda Sekersöz, about a young woman ex-con’s battle to go straight despite peer pressure and a hostile society, took the Fipresci Intl. Federation of Film Critics’ Prize.

“Artistically we could not have had a better start than ‘Thelma,’ but
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Curzon grabs Cannes titles 'Faces Places', 'Jupiter's Moon' for UK

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Curzon grabs Cannes titles 'Faces Places', 'Jupiter's Moon' for UK
Exclusive: Agnes Varda doc, Hungarian Competition title get UK deals.

UK arthouse stalwart Curzon Artificial Eye has beefed up its slate with the acquisition of two further Cannes titles.

The company has picked up revered Belgian director Agnes Varda’s latest film Faces Places (Visages Villages), which premiered as a special screening. The film is a documentary road-trip in which she travels through rural France with photographer/muralist Jr.

The deal was negotiated with Liz Mackiewicz of Cohen Media Group.​

Screen’s Cannes review called the documentary a “heartwarming road trip”.

Curzon has also moved for Kornél Mundruczó’s Hungarian-German co-production Jupiter’s Moon, which premiered In Competition at Cannes this year. The film follows a young Syrian refugee who is shot down while illegally crossing the border. Terrified and in shock, the wounded man can now mysteriously levitate at will. Thrown into a refugee camp, he is smuggled out by a doctor intent on exploiting his extraordinary
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Joachim Trier’s ‘Thelma’ Opens Nordic Encounter in Haugesund

Joachim Trier’s ‘Thelma’ Opens Nordic Encounter in Haugesund
Norwegian director Joachim Trier – whose latest feature, the English-language “Louder than Bombs,” was Norway’s first contender for the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 36 years and won, among other plaudits, the Nordic Council’s Film Prize – will launch the 45th Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund. Unspooling on Norway’s west coast, it runs Aug. 20-25.

”Trier is one of our most important filmmakers and all his films have been on show here, so of course it is a pleasure to start with ‘Thelma,’” said festival and program director Tonje Hardersen, close to finishing the festival schedule. Starring Norwegian actress Eili Harboe, the film is a supernatural thriller about a young woman who falls in love and discovers she has frightening and inexplicable powers.

Thelma” will be the first of so far 78 films from 24 countries in the program and one of the rather few local entries in this year’s selection, compared
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Sarajevo Film Festival reveals 2017 competition titles

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Sarajevo Film Festival reveals 2017 competition titles
Golden Bear winner Semih Kaplanoglu to present new feature.

The 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 11-18) has unveiled its competition line-up.

Three world premieres and four regional premieres will compete for the festival’s top prize, the Heart of Sarajevo.

Golden Bear-winning director Semih Kaplanoğlu will compete with his latest feature Grain, which has its world premiere in Sarajevo. The film is his first feature since 2010 drama Honey, which won Berlin Film Festival’s top prize and was nominated for three prizes at the European Film Awards.

His new film is a dystopian story set in a world where a genetic crisis leads to massive crop failure. The Match Factory is handling sales.

Also having world premieres in Sarajevo are two debut features: Emanuel Pârvu’s Romanian feature Meda Or The Not So Bright Side Of Things and Gentian Koçi’s Albanian-Greek feature Daybreak.

Among the regional premieres are Rezo Gigineishvili’s Hostages, which premiered
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Andy Vajna Explains How He’s Bringing Hollywood to Hungary

Andy Vajna Explains How He’s Bringing Hollywood to Hungary
Andy Vajna, whose credits during his time as a Hollywood producer included movies from the “Rambo” and “Terminator” franchises, is sitting on a yacht in Cannes’ Old Port surveying the horizon, and all looks fair. His focus nowadays — as Hungary’s film commissioner — is on helping international producers navigate a smooth and successful shoot for their movies in his country, and propelling Hungarian films into the global market. He’s making waves on both fronts.

Hungary is the second-biggest production hub in Europe after the U.K., with international producers attracted by the 25% tax rebate, the skilled crews and the modern production facilities. “We were nowhere five years ago,” Vajna says. Six to eight major international movies shoot in Hungary every year, as well as 10 or so films with an above-average budget. Recent productions have included 20th Century Fox spy thriller “Red Sparrow,” starring Jennifer Lawrence, and Lionsgate’s retelling
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Cannes 2017: 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or; full list of winners

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Cannes 2017: 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or; full list of winners
There were also wins for Sofia Coppola, Joaquin Phoenix and Diane Kruger.

The Competition prizes for the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival have been handed out tonight (28 May) in the Lumiere Theatre, with Ruben Östlund’s The Square winning the coveted Palme d’Or.

Pedro Almodóvar presided over this year’s jury that also included Will Smith, Maren Ade, Park Chan-wook, Paolo Sorrentino, Jessica Chastain, Fan Bingbing, Agnès Jaoui and Gabriel Yared.

Full list of winners below:

Palme D’Or

The Square (Ruben Östlund)

Grand Prix

120 Beats Per Minute (Robin Campillo)

Best Director

Sofia Coppola (The Beguiled)

Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here)

Best Actress

Diane Kruger (In the Fade)

Jury Prize

Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev)

Best Screenplay

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer and You Were Never Really Here

Camera D’Or

Jeune Femme (Léonor Sérraille)

Best Short Film

A Gentle Night (Qui Yang)

Short Film Special Mention

Katto (Teppo Airaksinen)

70th Anniversary
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Cannes 2017: Competition - full list of winners as they happen

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Cannes 2017: Competition - full list of winners as they happen
19 films are competing for the Palme d’Or.

The Competition prizes for the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will be handed out this evening (28 May) in the Lumiere Theatre, including the coveted Palme d’Or.

Pedro Almodóvar presided over this year’s jury that also included Will Smith, Maren Ade, Park Chan-wook, Paolo Sorrentino, Jessica Chastain, Fan Bingbing, Agnès Jaoui and Gabriel Yared.

The ceremony begins at around 6:15pm GMT. Watch the red carpet coverage below or Here on mobile.

Full list of winners, as they happen, below:

Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here)

Best Actress

Diane Kruger (In the Fade)

Jury Prize

Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev)

Best Screenplay

The Killing Of Sacred Deer and You Were Never Really Here

Camera D’Or

Jeune Femme (Léonor Sérraille)

Best Short Film

A Gentle Night (Qui Yang)

Short Film Special Mention

Katto (Teppo Airaksinen)

Palme D’Orgrand Prixbest DIRECTORCannes 70 Competition filmsIn the Fade (Fatih Akin
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Cannes 2017 verdict and awards predictions: a festival of sorrow, strength and middle-class woes | Peter Bradshaw

This year’s event took in the migrant crisis, Russian authoritarianism, sulky sculptors – and even introduced us to a loveable pig. There was plenty to enjoy

This year’s Cannes had its overriding theme imposed from without: terrorism. The festival was widely and solidly shocked by the news from Manchester, and the director Thierry Frémaux made an affecting speech from the Palais stage about the need to stand firm with that city and asked for a minute’s silence. Delegates were coming up to Brits all the time and expressing their sympathy. Cannes had had its own scare earlier in the week: a stray bag spotted in an empty auditorium. In went security staff with dogs, a reminder of how convulsed France has been by terrorist outrage – particularly up the coast, in Nice.

But otherwise, the themes of Cannes revolved around the three Rs: refugees, Russia and the ruin of the middle class.
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Jupiter’S Moon (2017) Movie Trailer: An Immigrant Develops a Superhuman Ability

Jupiter’s Moon Trailer and Poster Kornél Mundruczó‘s Jupiter’s Moon / Jupiter holdja (2017) movie trailer and movie poster star Merab Ninidze, Zsombor Jéger, György Cserhalmi, Mónika Balsai, and Majd Asmi. Jupiter’s Moon‘s “A young immigrant is shot down while illegally crossing the border. Terrified and in shock, wounded Aryan can now mysteriously levitate at will. Thrown [...]

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