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Jennifer Lawrence Is The "Red Sparrow"

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Sneak Peek footage from the upcoming action 'spy thriller' "Red Sparrow", directed by Francis Lawrence, based on the book by author James Matthews, starring Jennifer Lawrence ("The Hunger Games"), Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling ("Zardoz") , Mary-Louise Parker and Jeremy Irons, opening March 2, 2018:

"...a Russian spy (Jennifer Lawrence) falls for a 'CIA' officer (Joel Edgerton) and considers becoming a double agent..."

Cast also includes Ciaran Hinds, Bill Camp, Sakina Jaffrey, Joely Richardson, Thekla Reuten, Douglas Hodge, Sasha Frolova and Kristof Konrad.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Red Sparrow"...
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Beauty vs Beast: The Bigger Boys

Jason from Mnpp here, ready to pop some peach champagne for the release of Luca Guadagnino's Call Me By Your Name, which finally hits theaters in New York and La on Friday. The thing is, although I personally have already seen the film six times (if you've been to Mnpp at any point in the past three months you're more than aware of my obsession but if you missed my first take on the movie out of Nyff it's one of the most meaningful pieces of writing I've ever done, says me), it seems that some of you have not seen the film six times yet. Since it's not in theaters yet, and all. So I probably can't devote this week's "Beauty vs Beast" to it then!

So we'll do the next best and look back at Luca's last movie, A Bigger Splash. When Abs came out we polled
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Record Number of European Oscar® Entries at Efp’s La Screenings

  • Sydney's Buzz
European Film Promotion highlights 28 European films for the 90th Academy AwardsPutting a spotlight on a record number of 28 European Oscar® entries, Efp (European Film Promotion) offers additional screenings of the films in L.A. for Academy members, journalists, U.S. distributors and international buyers. With the special support of the Efp member organizations, the event helps the productions to stand out among a record number of 92 submissions for the 90th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

This year the Efp Screenings Of Oscar® Entries From Europe were held from November 2–15 at the state of the art Dick Clark Screening Room. The campaign is financially supported by the Creative Europe — Media Programme of the European Union and the participating Efp member organizations.

Many of the European Oscar submissions feature European Shooting Stars or were made by Efp-related filmmakers. Notably four films were realized by participants of this year’s edition
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Europe’s Oscar Films Span Spectrum From Serious to Comedies

Europe’s Oscar Films Span Spectrum From Serious to Comedies
“World cinema” may be the official remit of the foreign-language film category, but it’s fair to say Oscar has travelled some parts of the globe more thoroughly than others. However much the voting system is tweaked to expand the branch’s horizons, the award retains a reputation for Eurocentricity: in its 61 years of competitive existence, it has gone to a European production 51 times.

It’s not an inexplicable bias, of course, when you weigh up the number of developed national film industries among continents — after all, European countries account for well over a third of this year’s 92 foreign-language submissions, dwarfing the combined number of entries from Africa, for example. Either way, it’s a dominance that is likely to continue this year, with Europe holding a number of the most hotly fancied contenders in what remains a wide-open race.

Unsurprisingly, France holds the record for scoring the most nominations in the category’s history, with 37. It
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Bac Films Boards David Oelhoffen’s ‘Close Enemies’ With Matthias Schoenaerts, Reda Kateb (Exclusive)

Bac Films has taken French distribution and international sales rights to David Oelhoffen’s “Close Enemies,” a Paris-set contemporary crime thriller starring Matthias Schoenaerts (“Our Souls at Night”) and Reda Kateb (“Django”).

The film, which will start lensing on Nov. 27 in Paris, centers on Driss and Manuel, two close friends who were born and raised in a suburb riddled by drug trafficking who end up taking opposite paths: Manuel chose to embrace the thug life, while Driss becomes a cop. When Manuel’s biggest deal goes terribly wrong, the two men meet again and come to realize they both need each other to survive in their worlds.

“Close Enemies” reteams Oelhoffen with his producer on “Far From Men,” Marc Du Pontavice at One World Films. “Close Enemies” marks Oelhoffen’s third feature film after “Far From Men” and “Nos retrouvailles.”

Oelhoffen earned a widespread critical acclaim with “Far From Men,” a drama based
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Afm: Indie Sales Launches ‘Romulus and Remus,”Gangsta,”Paris Pigalle’ (Exclusive)

Afm: Indie Sales Launches ‘Romulus and Remus,”Gangsta,”Paris Pigalle’ (Exclusive)
Paris-based company Indie Sales is rolling into Afm with a slate headlined by Matteo Rovere’s “Romulus and Remus, The First King,” Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah’s “Gangsta” and Cédric Anger’s “Paris Pigalle.”

“Paris Pigalle” follows an undercover investigation of the 80s Parisian porn industry. The movie stars Guillaume Canet, Gilles Lellouche, Michel Fau and Xavier Beauvois.

The movie is produced by Anne Rapczyk for Sunrise Films (Anger’s 2014 feature “Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart”), Olivier Delbosc (“Let the Sunshine In”) for Curiosa Films. Mars Films and Umedia are co-producing. Mars Film will release the film in France in 2018.

“Romulus and Remus, the First King” centers on the journey of the two legendary brothers who created the Roman empire.

The movie will topline Alessandro Borghi, who starred in “Suburra,” both the Netflix series and the film. The pic will shoot in Proto-Italic language, the ancestor of Latin.

Rovere’s credits
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Diaphana Boards Ciro Guerra’s ‘Birds of Passage’ (Exclusive)

Diaphana Boards Ciro Guerra’s ‘Birds of Passage’ (Exclusive)
Rolling off Ciro Guerra’s Oscar-nominated “Embrace of the Serpent,” French distribution outfit Diaphana has boarded the rising Colombian auteur’s followup, “Birds of Passage.

Berlin-based Films Boutique, which co-produced and reps the film in international markets, is unveiling the movie’s first images at the Afm. Cristina Gallego co-directed the pic with Guerra.

Now in post, “Birds of Passage” takes place in Colombia in the 1970s, when the demand for marijuana hits Colombia, quickly turning farmers into seasoned businessmen. Unfolding in the Guajira desert, “Birds of Passage” follows an Wayuu indigenous family who takes a leading role in this new drug trade, and discovers the perks of wealth and power, but with a violent and tragic downside.

“Birds of Passage” was penned by Maria Camila Arias and Jacques Toulemonde.

Guerra’s most ambitious film to date, “Birds of Passage” was described by Films Boutique’s head of sales Louis Balsan as a “film noir, a western
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European Film Promotion Highlights 28 Oscar Contenders at L.A. Screenings

European Film Promotion is highlighting 28 European films in the race for the 90th Academy Awards by offering additional screenings of the features in L.A. for Academy members, journalists, distributors and international buyers.

Efp Oscar Screenings will be held from Nov. 2-15 at the Dick Clark Prods. Screening Room in Santa Monica. The campaign is financially supported by Creative Europe — Media Programme of the European Union and participating Efp member organizations.

The series will take place concurrently with the American Film Market, where Efp is hosting a Europe Umbrella for the 19th year to facilitate business activities of European world sales agents, producers, and Efp members. Afm runs through Nov. 8 in Santa Monica.

Four films airing at Efp Oscar Screenings were recognized by participants of this year’s Producers on the Move, including Ana Urushadze’s Georgian film “Scary Mother,” Gints Grube’s Latvian film “The Chronicles of Melanie,” Alan Maher’s “Song of Granite” and [link=nm
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Josh Stewart Joins Matthias Schoenaerts’ Drama ‘Mustang’ (Exclusive)

Josh Stewart Joins Matthias Schoenaerts’ Drama ‘Mustang’ (Exclusive)
Shooter” star Josh Stewart has signed on for the upcoming Focus Features film “Mustang” opposite Matthias Schoenaerts, Gideon Adlon, Susan Sarandon, and Bruce Dern.

Alain Goldman and Molly Hallam of Legende Films are producing, with production having started in Nevada. French director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre is helming from his own script, co-written with Mona Fastvold and Brock Norman Brock. Focus has not yet dated the project.

Schoenaerts portrays a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs. He then forms a bond with a difficult horse, triggering past emotional issues.
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Le Fidele (Racer And The Jailbird): Watch The Trailer For Mikael Roskam's Latest

Following the disappointing performance of The Drop, Bullhead director Mikael Roskam returns to his native Belgium for Le Fidele - titled internationally as Racer And The Jailbird - and awkward international title aside, this looks very much to be a return to form. Set against the background of a brutal crime gang in Brussels, a tragic love story between Gigi (Matthias Schoenaerts), a high-flying gangster, and Bibi (Adèle Exarchopoulos), a young racing driver with very upper-class roots. The French theatrical trailer for this one has just arrived and is looking very good, indeed. Roskam is one of the absolute best of his generation of European directors so here's hoping for good things here....

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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Susan Sarandon & Gideon Adlon Join Focus Features Drama ‘Mustang’

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Susan Sarandon & Gideon Adlon Join Focus Features Drama ‘Mustang’
Susan Sarandon and Gideon Adlon have come aboard the Focus Features drama Mustang, from French actress and first-time director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, who also co-wrote the screenplay. The two join a cast that includes Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell and Bruce Dern, production slated to begin this month in Nevada. Schoenaerts stars as Roman, a convict who is given the chance to participate in the rehabilitation-therapy program training wild mustangs. Roman forms…
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“Ritesh Batra’s ‘Our Souls At Night’ starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda is a masterpiece” – Subhash K Jha

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Our Souls At Night

Starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda

Directed by Ritesh Batra

It starts quietly, and ends without drama, melo- or otherwise. After The Lunchbox and its tad disappointing followup The Sense Of An Ending, you know how it is with Ritesh Batra. This is a filmmaker who loves silence and embraces it with all its inbuilt hazards and uncertainties.

We’ve seen him work wonders with wordless emotions in his earlier works. So no surprise if here he once again weaves a luminous lucidity into the looming stillness of a landscape that won’t judge mankind. Kindly or otherwise.

With Our Souls At Night, a deeply stirring gentle humane drama about two autumnal souls drifting together in ways that The Bridges Of Madison County could never fathom, Batra joins the ranks of the greatest living filmmakers. And we are not speaking of India alone. Batra is a
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‘Our Souls at Night’ Review: Robert Redford and Jane Fonda Anchor a Gently Moving Love Story About Life After Death

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‘Our Souls at Night’ Review: Robert Redford and Jane Fonda Anchor a Gently Moving Love Story About Life After Death
Told with with the gentle touch of a partner taking your arm on an afternoon stroll, Ritesh Batra’s “Our Souls at Night” is a wise and wistful drama about life after death; regardless of how old you are, this is the kind of movie that your parents would like. It begins with the folksy twang of a guitar and shots of streetlights blinking awake as night falls on a small Colorado town. A widower named Louis Waters (Robert Redford) sits alone in the kitchen of a house that was clearly meant for two. This is the only sort of night that he has. At least, until it isn’t. There’s someone at the door — his neighbor, Addie Moore (Jane Fonda), also on her own — and she wants to know if Louis might be interested in sleeping with her. Literally sleeping with her. It’s not about sex, it
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‘Racer And The Jailbird’ Trailer: Matthias Schoenaerts & Adèle Exarchopoulos Accelerate Their Passion

  • The Playlist
We don’t always have the same opinions here at The Playlist, and “Racer And The Jailbird” is one such case. Where Jessica was able to roll with the film’s “drunken romanticism,” when I caught the movie at Tiff I thought it was just plain drunk. The overly long, two-hour-plus film lurches from one unbelievable plot twist to the next, in a crime picture/love story that never knows when to slow down.

Continue reading ‘Racer And The Jailbird’ Trailer: Matthias Schoenaerts & Adèle Exarchopoulos Accelerate Their Passion at The Playlist.
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First Trailer for Upcoming Spy Thriller ‘Red Sparrow’

Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit.

A master of seductive and manipulative combat. Check out the first look at “Red Sparrow‘ right here.

When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who
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Red Sparrow (2018) Teaser Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence is a Russian Seductress & Spy

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Red Sparrow Trailer Francis Lawrence‘s Red Sparrow (2018) movie trailer stars Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, and Mary-Louise Parker. Red Sparrow‘s plot synopsis: based on the book by Jason Matthews, “Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother [...]

Continue reading: Red Sparrow (2018) Teaser Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence is a Russian Seductress & Spy
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New trailer for Our Souls at Night starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda

The Fault in Our Stars screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber swap Ya romance for Oap romance with the Netflix original film Our Souls at Night, which reunites Robert Redford and Jane Fonda fifty years after the played newlyweds in Barefoot in the Park. The movie is set to hit the streaming service this month, and we’ve got a new trailer for you here…

Our Souls at Night is set in Colorado and begins when Addie Moore (Jane Fonda) pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters (Robert Redford). Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they’d been neighbors for decades, but had little contact. Their children live far away and they are all alone in their big houses. She seeks to establish a connection, and make the most of the rest of the time they have.

Our Souls at Night
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Red Sparrow: first trailer for Jennifer Lawrence thriller

Simon Brew Sep 15, 2017

Jennifer Lawrence stars in upcoming thriller Red Sparrow - and the first trailer for the film has landed...

It’s not arriving in cinemas until next year, but hopes are high for Red Sparrow, a film that reunited Jennifer Lawrence with her Hunger Games director, Francis Lawrence.

It’s based on the book by Jason Matthews, and Lawrence co-stars in this one with Joel Edgerton. She plays Dominika, a woman forced to became a ‘sparrow’. A sparrow is a Russian secret service operative trained to seduce people to get information.

The first trailer and synopsis for the movie has now landed too, and you can see it right here…

Here's the synopsis...

Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) is drafted against her will to become a “sparrow,” a trained seductress in the Russian security service. Dominika learns to use her body as a weapon, but struggles to maintain her
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See Jennifer Lawrence as Femme Fatale in New 'Red Sparrow' Trailer

See Jennifer Lawrence as Femme Fatale in New 'Red Sparrow' Trailer
Jennifer Lawrence stars as Dominika Egorova, a former ballerina whose career-ending injury leads her to be recruited for the Russian assassin-training Sparrow School, in upcoming film Red Sparrow.

In the film's first trailer, Egorova is seen after her Sparrow School training, which involves "young officers trained to seduce and manipulate," a voiceover explains. "To use their bodies, to use everything."

In the clip, Egorova sports many looks to deceive her targets – from switching between various blonde and brown wigs to wearing alluring dresses – while leaving a bloody and deadly trail in her wake.
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The Shape of Water, All the Money in the World, and Red Sparrow all get trailers today!

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The Shape of Water, All the Money in the World, and Red Sparrow all get trailers today!The Shape of Water, All the Money in the World, and Red Sparrow all get trailers today!Amanda Wood9/14/2017 4:25:00 Pm

There’s plenty of exciting movie news to report today, so we’ll jump right into it.

Firstly, the first trailer for Jennifer Lawrence’s next movie was released. Red Sparrow steers Lawrence away from her tormented housewife character in this week’s mother! and lets her take a little more control of the situation. She plays a Russian ballerina turned spy who is tasked with killing a CIA agent (Joel Edgerton). Her Hunger Games stunt skills look like they get put to good use here, and we can’t wait to see how this insane cast (Mary-Louise Parker, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeremy Irons, Charlotte Rampling) takes on a Russian spy thriller.
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