Berlin 2012 Preview: Competition Lineup

Berlinale 2012 kicks off in three days, and with its vast, diverse international program, preparation is mandatory. So, between stockpiling warm clothes and memorizing how to say "I don't speak German" in German, I've been combing the program and singling... More »
By Brian Clark   
  

Space Nazis Invade Berlin! Watch A New IRON SKY Trailer Now!

What's that? Nazis in Berlin?Word is out that long awaited science fiction comedy Iron Sky - in which Nazis hidden away on a secret base on the dark side of the moon invade earth - has been added to the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Trailer For Berlin Selected Thriller CHILDISH GAMES (DICTADO)

Spanish director Antonio Chavarrías makes an appearance at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival with his thriller Dictado (Childish Games). Daniel receives an unexpected, and unwanted, visit from a friend who he hasn't seen since his childhood. His friend is... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The First Trailer For Alex De La Iglesia's AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT (LA CHISPA DE LA VIDA)

Less than a year since word first surfaced that The Last Circus director Alex de la Iglesia would be shooting a black comedy with Salma Hayek the film is now complete - or close to it - and among the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE FLOWERS OF WAR Among First Berlinale 2012 Titles

The 2012 Berlin International Film Festival has just announced the first block of titles and it's an interesting list dominated by major arthouse films from around the world with a few pleasant surprises - such as the latest from Alex... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Trailer For Tribeca Winner SHE MONKEYS (APFLICKORNA)

I was greatly impressed by Lisa Aschan's She Monkeys (Apflickorna) at this year's Tribeca. Evidently so was the jury as it won for best narrative feature at the festival. While statements like "the best Swedish debut since Lukas Moodysson" have... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

EFM 2011: Jackie Chan's 1911 To Go Day And Date In China And US

Well done, Well Go.Well Go USA have purchased rights to Jackie Chan's 100th film - patriotic potboiler 1911, the story of the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty and establishment of the Republic Of China - and plan to release the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

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 »
By Andrew Mack   
  

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 »
By Andrew Mack   
  

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   
  
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