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Stay ahead of the competition! The Cannes International Film Festival’s up-to-date sales activities, contacts, title links to IMDb, director, stars and synopses, country of origin and rights avails can now be yours to know and use. We are happy to announce that the Cannes International Film Festival’s Rights Roundup 2021 is now available for purchase. This report is an important part of strategic planning for film buyers, film sellers and film producers, as well as for festival programmers.
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Our film for June is Transit, directed by Christian Petzold, one of the foremost German directors working today.
According to Christian Petzold, this movie is the last chapter of his trilogy called “Love in Times of Oppressive Systems”. The trilogy also includes Barbara (2012) and Phoenix (2014). In this story, a man attempting to escape occupied France falls in love with the wife of a dead author whose identity he has assumed.
The KINO! Film Salon : This Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 11am — 12pm PDT, 2pm — 3pm EDT, 8pm — 9pm CET
Watch the trailer here.
Chris Petzold is the most recognized and popular German director in America today. If you have not seen one of his films, and you like non-English language films, and romantic thrillers — watch Transit or Barbara for free on Kanopy (if you have a public library card), or go to TelescopeFilm.com to find out where all his films are streaming, or catch Undine now on IFC and in theaters.
Karim, a pianist dreaming of a career in Europe in 2013, lives in a war-torn village in Islamic-State controlled Syria where music, studies and anything else worth doing is forbidden. Karim’s resistance through his art finds a place when he is forced to sell his piano to gather money and leave. But first, he must repair the damage the extremist thugs inflict upon it. On a quest to repair the Broken Keys, he goes on a mad quest across his war-torn land. Director Jimmy Keyrouz captures magnificent landscapes and colossal ruined cityscapes in this drama of how art redeems humanity.
In an area of Newark where too many funerals commemorate tragically short lives; hope, love and care balance upon a fragile fulcrum. We see a community working to keep above the fray by taking care of each other. The story unfolds slowly, lovingly at leisure. …
Moonstruck Academy Award® winning actress Olympia Dukakis was 89 when she recently passed away after a prolonged illness. Harry Mavromichalis reveals through her own words the story of a woman who found her own voice on her own terms to assert a gigantic creative force into the world. Her story is well worth the watch.
Mustafa and his wife Salwa come from two Palestinian villages that are only 200 meters apart but separated by the wall. Every night, Mustafa flashes a light from his balcony to wish his children on the other side a goodnight, and they signal him back. Their unusual living situation is starting to affect their otherwise happy marriage, but the couple does what they can to make it work. One day Mustafa gets a call that every parent dreads: his son has been in an accident. He rushes to the checkpoint where he must agonizingly wait in line only to find…
Co-producing in Tough Times will be hosted by European Film Promotion (28.4K subscribers) and Cineuropa, with Tine Klint of LevelK, Susan Wendt of TrustNordisk, Hédi Zardi of Luxbox and Nicolas Brigaud-Robert of Playtime and moderated by one of today’s top producers in Europe, Ada Solomon.
This panel discussion will take place May 18 at 3pm CET online HERE.
“Which films should be produced these days? What are the views of international sales agents?” After a short period of shock caused by the pandemic, rights holders had to look at different ways of doing business. What does this actually mean for…
In 2000, Sami was the translator for the Syrian Olympic team in Sydney. While translating, he made a slip of the tongue which forced him to stay in Australia and live as a political refugee.
His slip of the tongue was strangely like tRump’s slip when tRump pronounced the words “some fine people on both sides” in defense of a white nationalist protest against the removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia. But in this tale, the slip offends those governing, who claim superiority over their populace as if they were above the law.
When I began my career as a feature film buyer and went in 1986 to Sundance Film Festival, so many films were from Minnesota that I assumed it was the third major film city in the States. (Here’s a list of 92 such films.). The last one was Wild Indians this past January. Recently Dear White People and Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, and most renowned, Fargo showed there. …
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