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San Sebastian adds six competition titles including Sarah Gavron’s ‘Rocks’, Alice Winocour’s ‘Proxima’

San Sebastian adds six competition titles including Sarah Gavron’s ‘Rocks’, Alice Winocour’s ‘Proxima’
The other new titles are directed by Malgorzata Szumowska, Paxton Winters, Sonthar Gyal and Gonçalo Waddington.

The San Sebastian Film Festival (September 20-28) has added six new titles that will compete for its 2019 Golden Shell award.

Among the additions are Sarah Gavron’s Rocks, which has its world premiere at Toronto. The film marks Gavron’s third feature after Suffragette and Brick Lane, and follows a teenager who fears she and her little brother will be forced apart if anyone finds out they are living alone.

Other new titles include astronaut drama Proxima from Mustang director Alice Winocour, starring Eva Green
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San Sebastian Adds Alice Winocour, Malgorzata Szumowska, Sarah Gavron to Main Comp

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San Sebastian Adds Alice Winocour, Malgorzata Szumowska, Sarah Gavron to Main Comp
The Darren Aronofsky-produced Brazilian title “Pacified,” by American director Paxton Winters, Alice Winocour’s French-German astronaut drama “Proxima” and Polish film director Małgorzata Szumowska’s religious thriller “The Other Lamb” are among the six final competition selections for September’s 67th San Sebastian Film Festival.

Also vying for San Sebastian’s Golden Shell will be U.K. drama “Rocks,” from “Suffragette” director Sarah Gavron, Sonthar Gyal’s Chinese production “Lhamo And Skalbe” and Gonçalo Waddington’s Portuguese-German kidnap mystery “Patrick.”

Adding three works from female filmmakers, San Sebastian has brought the number of competition contenders directed by women to six, just over one-third of the section.

“Pacified,” starring Bukassa Kabengele, Cassia Nascimento and José Loreto, centers on the friendship between a street-smart 13-year-old girl and an ex-trafficker who live in a Rio favela.

In “Proxima,” Eva Green stars as an astronaut and single mother who signs up for a year-long space mission,
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Six titles join San Sebastian competition by Amber Wilkinson - 2019-08-22 11:13:46

Sarah Gavron's Rocks will compete for the Golden Shell Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival British director Sarah Gavron's latest film Rocks is one of six additional titles that has been announced in the San Sebastian competition line-up.

The film, written by Theresa Ikoko and Claire Wilson, tells the story of a young girl who is determined to keep the fact that there mother has left her and her younger brother alone from the authorities, through fear of being separated from him.

Also joining the line-up is the second feature by Brazilian filmmaker Paxton Winters. Pacified, set in the favelas of Rio and produced by Darren Aronofsky, tells the story of a friendship that develops between a girl trying to get her mum out of trouble and an ex-convict trying to stick to the straight and narrow.

More established filmmakers include Alice Wincour, who brings her third film Proxima,
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San Sebastian Festival Adds Six Films to Competition

San Sebastian Festival Adds Six Films to Competition
Six more films have been added to the official competition of this year's 67th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

The festival also announced that Olivier Assayas' Wasp Network will get a special screening on Sept. 27 following the gala in which co-star Penelope Cruz is given one of the event's lifetime achievement Donostia Awards.

Among the newly announced films vying for the top Golden Shell award is Mustang director Alice Winocour's new story about a female astronaut living alone with her 7-year-old daughter, Proxima, starring Matt Dillon and Eva Green.

U.K. director Sarah Gavron will premiere ...
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Rachel McAdams To Return For Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to arrive in a couple of years’ time, with Benedict Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange confirmed to be teaming up with Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch to traverse alternate dimensions. Fans have been wondering, though, will Rachel McAdams be brought back for the sequel, after she played the good doctor’s girlfriend Christine Palmer in the 2016 origins movie?

We Got This Covered has heard that the answer to this is a resounding yes. Multiple sources – the same ones who revealed that an Aladdin sequel is in development, and that Ewan McGregor is reprising his role as Obi-Wan, both of which were confirmed this week – have informed us that McAdams is set to return for the film. Of course, things could change as the script and the story are continually developed before shooting, but as of now, we’ve been told that Dr.
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Best of Frightfest: ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Dirs. Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller

Best of Frightfest: As the twentieth anniversary of Arrow Video Frightfest approaches, we at team Thn take a look back at some of the best and brightest films that have screened over the last two decades. Today we look at the divisive Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

It is no wonder that it can be a little difficult to find people who have a similar amount of affection for the Sin City sequel that they do for the original. Coming out a whole nine years after the 2005 original, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For had been held in production limbo for a frustrating amount of time. While the original certainly has fans and was deemed a success critically and commercially, there’s no denying that the nine year gap was never going to do the sequel any favours. And while A Dame to Kill For certainly isn
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Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness Director May Be Teasing House Of M

Ah, to be involved with Marvel Studios right now. After concluding a trilogy of phases over the course of ten years, our favorite superhero movie-house is set to crank the ridiculousness meter up to 11 with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is said to be the first pure horror film of the series. While not much is known about the actual plot of the pic just yet, that hasn’t stopped director Scott Derrickson from dropping the odd hint or two on his Twitter feed.

Earlier today, the filmmaker tweeted a still from one of Doctor Strange’s comics, which features the titular hero staring at a small, little baby universe, created right in front of him. He seems baffled and astonished, since the good doctor thought it was just a light, I guess. The panel is preceded by a quote of some Jimi Hendrix lyrics: “Are you experienced?
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Julie Delpy Made a Genetic Thriller and Riz Ahmed Is a Heavy Metal Drummer: Tiff Platform Highlights

The fall movie season may be associated with awards season buzz, but for the past five years, the Toronto International Film Festival’s Platform section has provided a welcome alternative. The juried program is a tightly curated selection of international films, with a blend of debuts and established filmmakers moving in new directions. In a typically sprawling Tiff lineup, it’s the clearest path to discovery.

It’s also the place where buyers will want to spend a lot of time this year. All 10 films in this year’s Platform section are entering the festival without North American distribution. “I think these are all juicy for buyers,” Tiff co-head Cameron Bailey said.

But don’t expect a lot of obvious commercial material. Instead, this year’s Platform could be a referendum on just how much buyers are willing to jump on unexpected crowdpleasers, riskier options, and foreign-language offerings.

Distributors head
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Toronto: Sarah Gavron’s ‘Rocks’ To Open Platform Sidebar, Pietro Marcello’s ‘Martin Eden’ To Close As Festival Unveils Lineup

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Toronto: Sarah Gavron’s ‘Rocks’ To Open Platform Sidebar, Pietro Marcello’s ‘Martin Eden’ To Close As Festival Unveils Lineup
The Toronto International Film Festival has set a slew of films for its Platform strand including the world premiere Sarah Gavron’s Rocks, which will open the programme, and bookened by Pietro Marcello’s Martin Eden.

Suffragette and Brick Lane director Gavron’s Rocks stars Bukky Bakray as a teenager who suddenly finds herself struggling to take care of herself and her younger brother. A film about resilience, joy, and the spirit of girlhood, Rocks follows a teenager who fears that she and her little brother will be forced apart if anyone finds out they are living alone. With the help of her friends, she evades the authorities and navigates the most defining days of her teenage life. Fable Pictures produces.

“Rocks brilliantly reimagines the coming-of-age narrative with a pathos and precision we rarely see,” said Cameron Bailey, Platform Co-Curator and Tiff Artistic Director and Co-Head. “Across only two features,
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Toronto Film Festival Sets Sarah Gavron, Julie Delpy Films for Platform Section

Toronto Film Festival Sets Sarah Gavron, Julie Delpy Films for Platform Section
Sarah Gavron’s “Rocks,” Julie Delpy’s “My Zoe,” Alice Winocur’s “Proxima” and Darius Marder’s “Sound of Metal” are among the 10 films that will make up the competitive Platform section at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, Tiff organizers announced on Wednesday.

Rocks,” a coming-of-age story of a teenage girl living alone with her younger brother in London, is the third feature from “Suffragette” and “Brick Lane” director Gavron, and will be the section’s opening-night film.

Italian director Pietro Marcello’s “Martin Eden,” an adaptation of the 1909 novel by Jack London, will close the section.

Also Read: Mister Rogers, the Joker and Judy Garland Are All Headed to Toronto Film Festival

Other films will include “My Zoe,” in which actress-director Delpy stars with Richard Armitage and Daniel Bruhl; “Promixa,” starring Eva Green and Matt Dillon; “Sound of Metal,” with Riz Ahmed and Olivia Cooke; “Wet Season,
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Sarah Gavron’s 'Rocks' to open Tiff Platform

Pietro Marcello’s Martin Eden to close section.

The world premiere of UK filmmaker Sarah Gavron’s Rocks will open the Toronto International Film festival’s (Tiff) Platform section for strong and distinctive directorial voices.

Closing the programme, now in its fifth year, is the international premiere of Pietro Marcello’s Martin Eden, a historical romance drama based loosely on the 1909 novel by Jack London, which will receives its world premiere at Venice.

The roster of 10 features includes four films by women. In addition to Gavron, they are Julie Delpy with genre-bending tale of maternal grief My Zoe , Alice Winocour with Proxima,
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Here’s How Eva Green Could Look As Nightmare In Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness

The Sorcerer Supreme will be returning in just a couple of years to save the Earth from mystical threats, as his upcoming sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was confirmed earlier this month at Comic-Con. We know that Benedict Cumberbatch’s magic man will be joined by Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch for the movie, which should be an exciting new pairing in the McU, but we don’t yet know who’ll they’ll be teaming up to defeat.

However, all the signs are pointing to Nightmare serving as Doctor Strange 2‘s main villain. The comic book character is the demonic ruler of the Dream Dimension, which could explain the horror movie influences that we’ve been told to expect from the pic. He’s a lesser-known foe from the Marvel universe, though, so the filmmakers should have freedom to do what they like with him. Like
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Eva Green Is Nightmare in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Fan-Made Poster

Eva Green Is Nightmare in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Fan-Made Poster
We're still waiting to find out who will be cast as Nightmare in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but we do have one good candidate for the job. This, thanks to artist BossLogic, who has rendered up a fan poster depicting actress Eva Green as the Marvel baddie, who is set to be the one giving the Sorcerer Supreme a very tough time in the upcoming sequel. For the moment, this is merely a potentially interesting casting choice. But could there be more to it?

First off, the poster BossLogic cooked up is rather impressive. It's largely black and white, with the only real hint of color in Nightmare's eyes, which are the character's signature green. Eva Green looks haunting at the poster's center, with Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) on either side. The artist had this to say in his caption.

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Will Dormammu Return in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?

Will Dormammu Return in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?
At long last, a sequel to Doctor Strange is officially on the way with the recently announced Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. While not much, specifically, has been revealed since the project was announced at San Diego Comic-Con as part of Marvel Studios' Phase 4 reveal, there are a few things we know. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) will be teaming up with Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), this is being billed as the first horror movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Nightmare is going to be introduced as a new villain. But will he be the only villain? Or can we expect to see another appearance from an old foe? Specifically, Dormammu.

If Doctor Strange has an arch-nemesis, arguably, it's Dormammu. Unlike Spider-Man or Batman, Strange doesn't have much of a rogues gallery of villains. Many of his foes over the years have been monster-of-the-week types, with only
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Win Dumbo on Blu-ray

To mark the release of Dumbo on 29th July, we’ve been given 5 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the grand live-action adventure Dumbo expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V. A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside the charming and spectacular aerial artist Colette Marchant (Eva Green)—until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

Watch our exclusive Dumbo
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Paul Auster Novel ‘In The Country Of Last Things’ Gets Movie Adapt With Director Alejandro Chomski, Shoot Underway

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Paul Auster Novel ‘In The Country Of Last Things’ Gets Movie Adapt With Director Alejandro Chomski, Shoot Underway
Exclusive: Paul Auster novel In The Country Of Last Things is getting a Spanish-language movie adaptation from Argentine filmmaker Alejandro Chomski (Asleep In The Sun).

Shoot is underway at Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios on the feature starring Argentine newcomer Jazmín Diz, Mexican actor-singer Christopher Von Uckermann and Maria De Medeiros (Pulp Fiction). Funding comes from Caribbean outfit Lantica. Above is a first look at Diz in the film.

Set in a devastated city that was once a thriving metropolis, the dystopian story follows Anna (Diz) who is searching for her brother, a journalist who is missing. In her quest to find him, she meets and falls in love with Sam (Von Uckermann), another journalist. Chomski adapted Auster’s novel, which has been translated into more than forty languages.

Producers on the long-gestating project, which was originally developed as an English-language film, are Alexandra Stone of UK-based Streetcar Productions, Capa Pictures
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‘Bond 25’: How a New 007 Could Shake Up Daniel Craig’s Final Outing

‘Bond 25’: How a New 007 Could Shake Up Daniel Craig’s Final Outing
Lashana Lynch as the new 007 in “Bond 25?” That’s the latest, wild speculation courtesy of The Daily Mail. But, as gimmicky as it seems at first blush, it’s just the kind of shake-up to be expected from director Cary Fukunaga (“Maniac”) and scribe Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who are doing their best to make Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as topical, inclusionary, and memorable as possible.

We already know that Lynch (“Captain Marvel”) plays MI6 agent Nomi, who shadows a retired Bond in Jamaica while CIA buddy Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) tries to recruit him for one last mission. It’s about Bond rescuing a kidnapped scientist (Ana de Armas or David Dencik?), and rumored to involve a genetic engineering scheme hatched by Rami Malek’s baddie. There’s even the supposed return of Christoph Waltz’s Blofeld in a cameo right out of “Silence of the Lambs,
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 5)

1976: Ryan's Hope's Delia talked her way around Frank's suspicions.

1999: Passions premiered on NBC.

2001: As the World Turns' Simon found Katie on an island.

2002: Stephanie Gatschet debuted as Tammy on Guiding Light."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1966: On The Guiding Light, Bert Bauer (Charita Bauer) met Leslie Jackson (Lynne Adams).

1966: New head writer William J. Bell's first Days of our Lives script aired. By this point NBC had canceled Ted Corday's other two daytime soaps launched in 1965, Morning Star and Paradise Bay,
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Bond 25 First Official Look at Daniel Craig's Return as 007

Last week we shared a slick behind the scenes video for True Detective and Beasts of No Nation director Cary Fukunaga's upcoming James Bond 25. And if that somehow wasn't enough for you, today we have your first official look at Daniel Craig as James Bond and his classic Aston Martin ride. This photo was provided by the official James Bond account over on Twitter where they tweeted this.

"007 star Daniel Craig, director Cary Fukunaga, and the Bond 25 crew were out in the sunshine today shooting across a number of London locations, including Whitehall, where Daniel filmed a scene with a classic Aston Martin V8, first seen in a Bond film in The Living Daylights."

While not much is known about the pilot of the upcoming Bond 25, the official James Bond website did give us a few details. It turns out that when this new flick kicks off, Bond
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‘Maiden’ Sets Sail In NYC & La; Daisy Ridley Channels ‘Ophelia’ –  Specialty B.O. Preview

This weekend, Sony Pictures Classics launches Alex Holmes’ Toronto ’18 premiere Maiden. The company was bullish about the doc’s prospects at the title’s New York premiere hosted by awards maven Peggy Siegal.

IFC Films is heading out with a day and date release of Ophelia, a modern-language re-imagining of Hamlet told from Ophelia’s Pov, starring Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts and Clive Owen. Greenwich Entertainment is opening Locarno Film Festival prize-winner Three Peaks, looking to take advantage of the dearth of new dramas, while KimStim is bowing the provocative social satire The Plagiarists in New York.

Other limited releases heading to theaters this weekend include Euphoria with Alicia Vikander, Eva Green and Charlotte Rampling via Freestyle Releasing and Lionsgate Home Entertainment as well as Vertical Entertainment’s The Last Whistle. ArtAffects, meanwhile, is opening its faith-centered The Other Side Of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith in over two hundred locations Friday.
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