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Only the Animals | 2019 Venice Film Festival Review

Catfish People: Moll Returns to the Ripple Effects of Identity Issues

In the early 2000s, German born Dominik Moll was a fast-rising director of contemporary French cinema thanks to the success of his sophomore film, the well-received thriller With a Friend Like Harry… (2000), followed by the enigmatic Lemming (2005). Diverging into literary adaptation with 2011’s The Monk and then light comedy in 2016’s News from Planet Mars, Moll reunites with scribe Gilles Marchand for another identity-razing thriller, Only the Animals (Seules les bêtes), adapted from a novel by Colin Niel. If Simenon had lived into the technological age, his narratives might have turned to similar dramatic catalysts as employed here in this disconsolate thriller masquerading as a melodrama, clicking together its pieces to a puzzle neatly, efficiently, and with more than its fair share of human developmental dysfunction to define it.…
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‘Third Wife’ Director Ash Mayfair Joins Se Asia Fiction Film Lab

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‘Third Wife’ Director Ash Mayfair Joins Se Asia Fiction Film Lab
Ash Mayfair, the Vietnamese director whose first film “The Third Wife” rocked the Toronto, San Sebastian and Chicago festivals last year, will join Myanmar’s The Maw Naing (“The Monk”) in going back to school. They are among five young talents who will take part in the third edition of Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab (Seafic), a pioneering script and development lab created for Southeast Asian filmmakers.

The year-long program is designed to strengthen the quality of feature-length fiction films from the region. It involves three lab sessions: first and second in Chiang Mai, and the final session, called Seafic Open House, in Bangkok, in November. A parallel producers’ lab, called SEAFICxPAS, is run jointly with Festival des 3 Continents’ Produire au Sud.

Mayfair will seek to develop her “Skin of Youth,” a drama about a couple running from criminals as they raise money for a sex change operation. The Maw
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Southeast Asia's Seafic lab unveils five projects for third edition

Southeast Asia's Seafic lab unveils five projects for third edition
Selection includes the latest projects by Ash Mayfair and The Maw Naing, and two first-time filmmakers from Indonesia and Vietnam.

The Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab (Seafic) has announced five Southeast Asian projects selected for its third edition, including the latest projects by Ash Mayfair and The Maw Naing, and two first-time filmmakers from Indonesia and Vietnam.

Mayfair teams up again with The Third Wife producer Tran Thi Bich Ngoc on Skin Of Youth, which is set in 1990s Vietnam about two youths who court the criminal underworld to find enough money for one of them to go for sex-change operation.
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The New Doctor Who Villain May Be A Character From The Past In Disguise

Those who saw Sunday’s Doctor Who episode will probably be wondering when, not if, we’re going to lay eyes on time-meddling teddy boy Krasko again. While the Doctor and her companions might have foiled his plan to prevent Rosa Parks from kicking off the Civil Rights Movement, being blasted into past with his own time displacement weapon will probably prove to be a setback rather than an end for him. After all, if you have a villain who wants to mess with the course of history, then the last place they should be is in the distant past.

But Krasko was such an enigmatic antagonist that some fans have started to dig a little deeper and wonder whether he might be a new incarnation of someone we’ve seen before. One theory I think we can discard right away is that this is a version of Captain Jack Harkness.
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‘The Women,’ ‘Mother’ Top Locarno’s Open Doors

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‘The Women,’ ‘Mother’ Top Locarno’s Open Doors
One project from Sri Lanka –Sanjeewa Pushpakumara’s “Mother”– and another from Myanmar –The Maw Naing’s “The Women”– won ex-aequo, the main kudos at the Locarno Festival’s Open Doors co-production forum.

The winning projects share a high sensitivity towards female-related issues, a trend among many of the participants this year. The $50,000 award was split between the two.

Produced by Youngjeong Oh at Yangon-based One Point Zero, “The Women,” the third feature of The Maw Naing (Karlovy Vary-premiered “The Monk”) turns on the struggles of four women who have moved from remote villages to the city of Yangon, Myanmar to work and get a better life. The four women share a bedroom near the city factory area.

“Despite working hard and keeping their hopes high, they can’t escape from poverty. Their lives are not strongly connected, but from their present, we can see their past and future. I
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‘A Year of Cold,’ ‘The Postman’ Among the Eight South Asian Projects at Locarno’s Open Doors Platform

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‘A Year of Cold,’ ‘The Postman’ Among the Eight South Asian Projects at Locarno’s Open Doors Platform
Min Bahadur Bham’s female survival road movie “A Year of Cold” and Siddiq Barmak’s family drama “The Postman” are among the eight projects selected from South Asia selected by Locarno’s Open Doors Hub co-production forum to be offered for international partnerships.

This year five of the projects are closely tied to gender-related issues, marking an emerging trend in a patriarchal-dominant region. Pakistan heads the selection with two projects.

“A Year of Cold” is the sophomore directorial effort of Min Bahadur Bham, whose coming-of-age debut “The Black Hen” hit Venice Critics Week in 2015 taking the Fedeora award, and was Nepal’s 2016 Oscar submission.

Nepal-based Shooney Films (“The Black Hen”) is behind “A Year of Cold.” Set against the background of the Himalayas, and a strongly patriarchal rural society, the feature turns on a Tibetan woman refugee forced for legal reasons to find her missing husband, accompanied by her now de facto husband,
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‘Legion 2×03′ Review

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If there is one thing that any forms of entertainment do, it is to try to stay fresh and to bring something new to the audience. This week’s episode shows that Legion is at the top of its game when it comes to being unlike anything else on television at the moment. The best episode so far in the season, this is where the wild ride really starts.

This week The Monk (Nathan Hurd) invades Division 3, and David (Dan Stevens) must travel into the labyrinths of his friend’s minds to pull them out of their own delusions.

The description of the episode that I just made is as far as I’m willing to go in terms of plot detail, because once again it has to be experienced. I will say this though, there are moments that really show what makes Legion stand out, and even manages to
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The Monk Red Band Clip

Watch a new red band clip from Ato Pictures' The Monk supernatural thriller, starring Vincent Cassel. Dominik Moll directs as well as adapting the screenplay alongside Anne-Louise Trividic, based on the novel by Matthew G. Lewis. The film also called Le moine, opens in theaters and on demand from March 8th, 2013, and also includes Joséphine Japy, Sergi Lopez, Catherine Mouchet, Jordi Dauder, Geraldine Chaplin, Roxane Duran, Frédéric Noaille, Javivi Gil Valle, Pierre-Félix Gravière and Martine Vandeville. A supernatural thriller adapted from Matthew G. Lewis' (now cult) 1796 gothic novel, The Monk traces the corruption of a 16th Century, pious Capuchin Monk. Abandoned at birth at the gates of a Capuchin monastery in Madrid, Brother Ambrosio (Vincent Cassel), raised by the friars, grows up into a preacher admired far and wide for his fervor. Ambrosio is feared for his righteousness and believes he is immune from temptation - until the arrival
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The Monk Red Band Clip

Watch a new red band clip from Ato Pictures' The Monk supernatural thriller, starring Vincent Cassel. Dominik Moll directs as well as adapting the screenplay alongside Anne-Louise Trividic, based on the novel by Matthew G. Lewis. The film also called Le moine, opens in theaters and on demand from March 8th, 2013, and also includes Joséphine Japy, Sergi Lopez, Catherine Mouchet, Jordi Dauder, Geraldine Chaplin, Roxane Duran, Frédéric Noaille, Javivi Gil Valle, Pierre-Félix Gravière and Martine Vandeville. A supernatural thriller adapted from Matthew G. Lewis' (now cult) 1796 gothic novel, The Monk traces the corruption of a 16th Century, pious Capuchin Monk. Abandoned at birth at the gates of a Capuchin monastery in Madrid, Brother Ambrosio (Vincent Cassel), raised by the friars, grows up into a preacher admired far and wide for his fervor. Ambrosio is feared for his righteousness and believes he is immune from temptation - until the arrival
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The Monk / Le Moine (2011) Movie Trailer, Clip, Photos: Vincent Cassel

The Monk Trailer, Clip, Photos. Dominik Moll‘s The Monk (2011) movie trailer, movie clip, movie photos star Vincent Cassel, Déborah François, Sergi López, Catherine Mouchet, and Geraldine Chaplin. The Monk‘s plot synopsis: adapted from a 18th century novel written by Matthew Lewis, “Madrid, in the seventeenth century. Abandoned at the doorstep of [...]

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Vincent Cassell stars in The Monk - Official Trailer and Poster

Watch the trailer and check out the latest, and official poster for The Monk, starring Black Swan's Vincent Cassell in the adaptation of Matthew G. Lewis' classic cult novel. Directed by Dominik Moll, the mystery thriller from Ato Pictures opens on March 8th, 2013 in select theaters, as well as on demand. The cast of the film also known as Le moine, also includes Déborah François, Joséphine Japy, Sergi Lopez, Catherine Mouchet, Jordi Dauder, Geraldine Chaplin, Roxane Duran, Frédéric Noaille, Javivi Gil Valle, Pierre-Félix Gravière and Martine Vandeville. Moll and Anne-Louise Trividic adapt the script.
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Vincent Cassell stars in The Monk - Official Trailer and Poster

Watch the trailer and check out the latest, and official poster for The Monk, starring Black Swan's Vincent Cassell in the adaptation of Matthew G. Lewis' classic cult novel. Directed by Dominik Moll, the mystery thriller from Ato Pictures opens on March 8th, 2013 in select theaters, as well as on demand. The cast of the film also known as Le moine, also includes Déborah François, Joséphine Japy, Sergi Lopez, Catherine Mouchet, Jordi Dauder, Geraldine Chaplin, Roxane Duran, Frédéric Noaille, Javivi Gil Valle, Pierre-Félix Gravière and Martine Vandeville. Moll and Anne-Louise Trividic adapt the script.
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It's 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier,' Winner at World Soundtrack Awards

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It's 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier,' Winner at World Soundtrack Awards
Alberto Iglesias' music for the espionage film "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" was named the year's best film score at the World Soundtrack Awards 2012 on Saturday in Ghent, Belgium. Iglesias was also named Film Composer of the Year for "Ttss" and two other scores, "The Skin I Live In" and "Le Moine." Because the World Soundtrack Awards do not adhere to a calendar-year eligibility period, many of the honored films were actually released in late 2011. Other winners included Bryan Byrne (Discovery of the Year, and Best Original Song for "Lay
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Exclusive poster for The Monk starring Vincent Cassel

Exclusive poster for The Monk starring Vincent Cassel
The Monk opens in the UK next month, and to give you a feel for the film we’ve got an exclusive quad poster, which you can check out in full below. Starring Vincent Cassel, the film is an adaptation of Matthew Lewis’ gothic novel, from way back in 1796. Famed for its horrific images and violence, the text became quite influential, particularly on the Surrealist movement: Luis Buñuel almost filmed the novel in the ‘60s, before Ado Kyrou adapted that script into Le Moine in 1972. The story follows Cassel’s...

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Dominik Moll’s The Monk: a Moody Masterpiece

Dominik Moll’s The Monk: a Moody Masterpiece
Dominik Moll has not been prolific, The Monk (2011) being only his fourth feature film. But on the strength of the three films widely seen, there is little doubt that he is one of the most inventive of filmmakers and among the greatest storytellers to have come out of world cinema. Moll is primarily known for two ingenious thrillers – With a Friend like Harry (2000) and Lemming (2005). Both these films take suspense to a new high in as much they have us gripped from start to finish without our guessing till the very end the direction the narrative is likely to take.

Lemming, for instance, begins bafflingly with a young couple discovering that their kitchen drain is clogged. When the husband opens up the drain, he discovers a Lemming (a Scandinavian rodent believed by Malthusians to commit mass suicide). Both these films include the motifs of murder but setting Moll apart from
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Alberto Iglesias’ ‘Le moine’ Soundtrack released

Quartet Records has released a soundtrack album for the French/Spanish co-production Le moine (The Monk). The album includes the film’s original score composed by Alberto Iglesias who is having a busy year with two potential Award contenders, including the John Le Carre adaptation Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Pedro Almadovar’s The Skin I Live In coming out later this year. The music for Le Moine is performed by The London Session Orchestra and the Metro Voices. The soundtrack is now available to order from Europe on Quartet Records’ website, where you can also listen to audio clips. The album is also available in the Us from Screen Archives. Le moine directed by Dominik Moll is an adaptation of the classic 1796 Gothic novel by Mathew Gregory Lewis and centers around Capucin Ambrosio, a pious, well-respected monk in Spain and his violent downfall. The movie stars stars Vincent Cassel and Geraldine Chaplin.
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Vincent Cassel Casts Out Evil In The First Teaser For The Monk

I am trying to think if there has been a truly great monastic thriller - or even a good one, it's not exactly a bustling genre - since 1986's The Name Of The Rose and, frankly, I'm drawing a blank. Director Dominik Moll (Lemming) is hoping to break that streak with The Monk.Adapted from Matthew G. Lewis' 1796 cult gothic novel, The Monk follows the tragic destiny of Brother Ambrosio in 17th century Catholic Spain. Abandoned at birth at the gates of a Capuchin monastery, Ambrosio was raised by the friars. Today, he has grown into a preacher admired far and wide for his fervor. Feared, though, for his righteousness, he is believed to be immune from temptation. The arrival of a mysterious apprentice...
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Key Players in the 2011 Cannes Market: Memento Films Int.

With a flurry of titles (from herlmers Kawase, Lanners, Rebecca Daly in the multiple Cannes sections, the future (Venice, and Tiff prospects) look equally as fruitful for Memento Films Int. The French Sales Agent and Prod Co. have a stellar bunch in post production items such from So Yong Kim's and Pen-Ek Ratanaruang's next films (see Headshot pic above), but pre-production items with an eye towards next year's Cannes with Laurent Cantet's and Cate Shortland's next features. Here's the cool slate below. Foxfire (Foxfire: Confessions D'Un Gang De Filles) by Laurent Cantet - Pre-Production Hanezu (Hanezu No Tsuki) by Naomi Kawase - Completed The Giants (Les Geants) by Bouli Lanners - Completed Bad Seeds (Mauvaises Herbes) by Safy Nebbou - Production Elles by Malgoska Szumowska - Post-Production For Ellen by So Yong Kim - Post-Production Headshot (Fon Tok Kuen Fah) by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang - Post-Production L'enfant
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Cannes 2011: the really big preview – part one: Updated

Thursday just gone was the big reveal of the line-up for this year's Cannes Film Festival, and I think most folks got what they wanted (although there teeny, tiny pangs of sadness in this writer's heart at the absence of Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method and Dominik Moll's The Monk). Today is the day Indie begins to drill into that weighty list, starting with a preview of all the Palme d'Or contenders.

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45 Potential Titles Rumored for the 2011 Cannes Film Festival

The Palais des Festivals, which is where I watched all of the press screenings

It seems there have been a lot of articles speculating as to which films will be showing at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival this year, each of them pretty much naming the same films. However, the only film confirmed is Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris which will open the fest. The rest is simply speculation and rumor, but now the most comprehensive and seemingly "in the know" list has surfaced.

Of the films currently expected to hit the Croisette, but obviously in no way confirmed yet seem to be among the most likely, are Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In, Gus Van Sant's Restless and Lars von Trier's Melancholia.

Of course, those are the big name features. The films that draw the
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