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Sundance: Sony Pictures Worldwide Nabs Foreign Rights to 'Hearts Beat Loud'

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired all international rights to Brett Haley’s “Hearts Beat Loud” in advance of its Sundance Film Festival premiere.

The tender drama about a father (Nick Offerman) trying to convince his daughter (Kiersey Clemons) to form a band premieres on the festival’s last night. 159 more words

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French Cinema Box Office Overseas Rebounds in 2017

PARIS — Fulfilling expectations, after the softest year in a decade in 2016, French film exports bounced back in 2017, with box office for French films outside France near doubling the year before, as French cinema fired on its increasingly well-established three cylinders: a Luc Besson English-language actioner, animation, and comedy. 788 more words

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Bac Films Kicks Off 'We Need Your Vote' (EXCLUSIVE)

Bac Films has come on board “We Need Your Vote,” a comedy set in the French political world directed by Michel Sapin, a high-profile French comicbook artist. 227 more words

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Gaumont Leaps Into Comicbook-Based 'Tricky Old Dogs' (EXCLUSIVE)

Gaumont has boarded Christophe Duthuron’s “Tricky Old Dogs,” a feel-good comedy based on Wilfrid Lupano and Paul Cauuet’s popular French comicbook “Les vieux fourneaux.”

“Les vieux fourneaux,” which has sold over 1 million copies in France and has been translated into six languages, follows the adventures of Antoine, Emile et Pierrot, three elderly men who have been friends forever in spite of going different paths. 162 more words

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Sundance: Brett Haley on 'Hearts Beat Loud' and Making Indie Films for Middle America

Brett Haley has become as much a Sundance institution as the trams that circle around Park City, Utah.

The indie filmmaker has premiered three films at the festival in four years, scoring with the likes of “I’ll See You in My Dreams” and “The Hero.” His latest effort, “Hearts Beat Loud,” will close out this year’s gathering. 640 more words

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Robert Redford Says #MeToo Movement Will Give Women More Opportunities in Hollywood

Robert Redford kicked off the Sundance Film Festival by praising the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements as a “tipping point” in Hollywood that will create more opportunities for women. 648 more words

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Iconic French Director Agnes Varda Sets Off to New Film Journey with MK2 (EXCLUSIVE)

Rolling off an honorary Oscar and worldwide acclaim for “Faces Places,” iconic French auteur Agnes Varda is reteaming with MK2 for her next untitled documentary project which she will co-direct with Didier Rouget. 238 more words

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