EFM 2011: North American Rights For WKW's GRANDMASTERS Go To Annapurna Productions

To say that this is odd would be an understatement.North American distribution rights for Wong Kar Wai's Grandmasters have been purchased by Annapurna Productions. A company, it should be pointed out, which is not actually a distributor. So how it's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Raven Banner Entertainment to rep 'The Hunters'

Canadian lads Raven Banner Entertainment added another film to their docket while in Berlin this week. The French/Belgian English language horror flick The Hunters will be repped by them for any and all future distribution. The film is the directorial debut... More »
  

IFC buys North American rights for UK horror 'Spiderhole'

News out of Berlin today as IFC acquired the North American rights for the small budget horror flick out of the UK Spiderhole from Canuck outfit Raven Banner Entertainment.They say squatting is dead - a term that takes on a... More »
  

EFM 2011: Magnolia Scoop Rights To Norwegian Crime Thriller HEADHUNTERS

If Magnolia continues on their currrent path they're going to own all of Scandinavia by the end of the European Film Market.Hot on the heels of announcing they have acquired Lars Von Trier's Melancholia it was also announced that Magnolia... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

EFM 2011: Magnolia Buys North American Rights To Lars Von Trier's MELANCHOLIA

Lars Von Trier's vision of the end of the world will be hitting screens across America thanks to Magnolia Pictures.Rumors began to circulate the market floor of the EFM that Magnolia were making a play for the picture almost immediately... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

EFM 2011: IRON SKY Promo Spotted

No, this is not going to be available to the public - it's too spoilery - but with principal photography wrapped up a first promo for Finnish produced, English language science fiction comedy Iron Sky is available for viewing here... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

EFM 2011: First Images From Eric Khoo's Animated Feature TATSUMI

Singaporean auteur Eric Khoo is diving into the world of animation in a most unusual way.A project undertaken very quietly - nobody seems to have heard about it until international sales company The Match Factory announced that they were handling... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

EFM 2011: First Promo For Von Trier's MELANCHOLIA Is Gorgeous

I tweeted this earlier - and if you're not following Twitch on Twitter, you should - but it bears repeating.First thing Saturday morning I was fortunate enough to be present at a screening of the first promo for Lars Von... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

EFM 2011: CHOCOLATE 2 Coming In 3D

[Updated with new sales art.]Ong Bak director Prachya Pinkaew is a busy, busy man. He's got his English language debut White Elephant - with Kevin Bacon - in post, he's deep into things with his tae kwon do film The... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

EFM 2011: First Image From Ben Wheatley's KILL LIST

Ben Wheatley won a stack of awards with his debut feature Down Terrace over the past year or so and now he's back to up the ante a bit with his sophomore feature Kill List. Freshly announced to premiere at... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

EFM 2011: First Artwork And Detailed Synopsis For Yudai Yamaguchi and Tak Sakaguchi's YAKUZA WEAPON

Due to have its world premiere at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival at the end of February, the first artwork has arrived for Tak Sakaguchi and Yudai Yamaguchi's cult action title Yakuza Weapon. Note that the official synopsis below... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

EFM 2011: New Poster For Noboru Iguchi's KARATE ROBO ZABORGAR

Fresh from the film's successful debut in Rotterdam, Sushi Typhoon have come to the European Film Market armed with fresh artwork for Noboru Iguchi's Karate Robo Zaborgar. And there it is, chock full or karate robot action.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Berlin 2011: Jan Komasa Enters The SUICIDE ROOM

I should say right off the top that I am automatically skeptical of any film that aims to be cutting edge in terms of technology and the way kids are using it today. The reason is simple enough. Technology changes.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Berlin 2011: Trailer For Norwegian Drama THE MOUNTAIN (FJELLET)

[Updated with English subtitled trailer]Soon to have it's international premiere in Berlin, Ole Giæver's intimate drama The Mountain (Fjellet) is sure to draw attention for its stunning landscapes as much as anything else.The story of a grief stricken pair of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Complete Berlin Competition Lineup Announced

With the Berlinale just around the corner the remaining titles from the competition lineup have been announced, among them Michel Ocelot's Les Contes De La Nuit - the feature adaptation of his television series Dragons And Princesses. Find the complete... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Paranmanjang Trailer

Only a few days after we posted about Park Chan-Wook's short film shot with an iPhone, a trailer popped up on Youtube, but it was only brought to my attention at this moment, so I pass it on to... More »
  

Complete Berlinale 2011 Forum Program Announced

The complete lineup for the Forum program at the 2011 Berlinale has been announced and it's an interesting mix of newcomers and familiar names. On the familiar side Richard Ayoade's Submarine, Dante Lam's The Stool Pigeon and Jeff Nichols' Take... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

'Skull World' and 'The Collapsed' getting worldwide sales rep from Raven Banner!

If you're wondering when you're going to be able to see either of Canadian director Justin McConnell's most recent films, The Collapsed and Skull World, hopefully it will be soon as both films have been picked up by local outfit... More »
  

7 KHOON MAAF Website Goes Live With Extra Goodies

Vishal Bhardwaj and Priyanka Chopra's new black widow thriller 7 Khoon Maaf keeps getting more and more intriguing.  I posted the trailer here a week or so ago, and just a couple of days ago the official website went live... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Berlin 2011: Trailer For Dark Belgian Drama BULLHEAD (RUNDSKOP)

Soon to premiere in the Panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival is Michael Roskam's Bullhead (Rundskop), a dark drama set in the world of illegal agricultural hormone trading. Shot by frequent Koen (Ex Drummer) Mortier collaborator Nicolas Karakatsanis there... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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