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'Youth,’ ‘Valley’ and ‘Higher’ in Savage Cinema line-up

LLIVIA, Spain – Movies by key action sports production houses – such as “Days of My Youth,” “Valley Uprising” and “Higher” – will feature in the San Sebastian Festival’s 2nd Savage Cinema. 459 more words

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Variety Celebrates 2014 Class of '10 Comics to Watch' at Montreal's Just for Laughs Fest

Though Montreal’s Just for Laughs comedy confab extends for nearly the entire month of July — mostly for the benefit of French-speaking locals delighted by slapstick routines — for the last week of the month, the lineup switches languages, drawing some of the world’s top English-speaking comics, along with a small army of industry scouts. 475 more words

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Roman Polanski To Be Among Locarno Film Festival's Guests of Honor

ROME – Roman Polanski will be among guests of honor at the upcoming Locarno Film Festival where he will hold a master class and introduce a screening of his “Venus in Fur,” with star Emmanuelle Seigner, who is his wife, also on hand. 166 more words

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Germany's Senator and France's Wild Bunch Join Forces to Launch Distribution and Production Group

PARIS– Two European powerhouses, Germany’s Senator Entertainment and France’s Wild Bunch are joining forces to launch an independent film distribution and production group.

The new shingle will be active in four European markets and will manage a library of around 2,200 films. 459 more words

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Venice Film Festival Reveals Lineup for Its 71st Edition

ROME – Venice topper Alberto Barbera has unveiled a promising lineup of fresh fare from around the world set to unspool at the 71st Venice Film Festival, with a rigorous focus on quality, discovery and diversity, likely to reveal some under-the-radar awards-season contenders and also bolster the Lido’s status as a global launching pad for prime auteur pics. 1,602 more words

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India's Dev Benegal Wins NAFF Project Prize at Korea's PiFan

SEOUL – Indian director Dev Benegal’s pitch for a dark comedy “Dead End” was named as the best project at the Network of Asian Fantastic Films . 206 more words

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Denzel Washington To Receive San Sebastian Donostia Award

MADRID – Denzel Washington will receive a career achievement 2014 Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award at September’s 62nd San Sebastian Festival, the highest-profile fest in the Spanish-speaking world. 307 more words

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