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  • Israel, Germany, France Join Ridley Scott's 'Life in a Day' Format (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - VENICE - Israel, Germany, and France are joining Ridley Scott's user-generated feature format "Life in a Day," the collective filmmaking project in which people in an individual country upload footage of their lives on a...
  • Telluride Film Review: 'Madame Bovary'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - . Measured and absorbing rather than deeply compelling or vital, this latest adaptation of a rarely well-filmed novel makes a strong effort to capture the stiflingly provincial world that Flaubert was able to describe in such...
  • Arab Film Festivals Offer Spotlights to Local Filmmakers

    This fall, in the bustling media hubs of Dubai and Abu Dhabi and the more ancient Arab capitals of Cairo and Marrakech, festival execs are promising a bumper crop of Arab cinema. It's a harvest that regional players have spent several years cultivating....
  • Telluride Film Review: 'Seymour: An Introduction'

    The great classical pianist in "Seymour: An Introduction." Although clearly designed as a reverent tribute from one artist to another, this first documentary directed by Ethan Hawke happily sidesteps any vanity-project pitfalls, granting full expression...
  • Why France Has Become a More Formidable Player at Film Festivals

    The French movie industry has been fiercely debating key issues: Exorbitant movie budgets, release windows, the difficulties of domestic distribution. But as a formidable festival force, France reigns near supreme in the sheer quantity of quality...
  • Venice Film Review: 'Jackie & Ryan'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - There was a time when a major studio might have made "Jackie & Ryan," a wholesome, female-skewing heartland romance, with a Sandra Bullock in the lead and reaped the profits; today, it's a wing-and-a-prayer festival film that...
  • From Dubai to Cairo, Festivals Help Arab Filmmakers Court Hollywood Partners

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - This fall, in the bustling media hubs of Dubai and Abu Dhabi and the more ancient Arab capitals of Cairo and Marrakech, festival execs are promising a bumper crop of Arab cinema. It's a harvest that regional players have...
  • Could Corbin Bernsen be in Bethlehem as early as April?

    Could Corbin Bernsen be in Bethlehem as early as April?
    Bethlehem got a little star power last year when actors Corbin Bernsen, Taylor Spreitler and friends scoured the city for spots to shoot their "passion project," a coming-of-age movie titled "Bethlehem." They said they wanted authenticity and revised...
  • Reese Witherspoon's 'Wild' Premieres to Oscar Buzz in Telluride

    TELLURIDE, Colo. -- Fox Searchlight's world premiere of "Wild," starring Reese Witherspoon, kicked off the 41st Telluride Film Festival on Friday, screening to a packed Chuck Jones theater audience that included Witherspoon, co-star Laura Dern, director...
  • Rob Owen: High-class problem: too much good TV

    If there's one thing that has become clear in recent years, it's that TV is the winner. It has proved itself a superior storytelling medium to film. This was probably always true, but TV never took routine advantage of its opportunity to tell serialized,...
  • Venice Q&A: Jordanian 'Theeb' Director Abu Nowar

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Jordanian director Naji Abu Nowar's bold first feature, "Theeb," is a Bedouin Western shot in the Jordanian desert with real Bedouins. Nowar, who studied screenwriting at the Sundance Institute Lab's first Middle East...
  • Ethan Hawke Documentary Acquired by Sundance Selects

    Sundance Selects has bought U.S. and Latin American rights to Ethan Hawke's documentary "Seymour: An Introduction," just prior to its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival. The documentary, which profiles pianist Seymour Bernstein, was produced...