THE LOBSTER - Congratulations to both Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthymis Filippou.
"The Lobster" amongst the nominees for this years Best Original Screenplay award>
The Hollywood Reporter | 24 Jan 2017 | by Kimberly Nordyke and Hilary Lewis
Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning.
La La Land leads with 14 noms, tying the record previously set by All About Eve in 1950 and Titanic in 1997.
Other top nominees include Arrival and Moonlight (with eight apiece), Hacksaw Ridge, Lion and Manchester by the Sea (with six apiece) and Fences and Hell or High Water (with four apiece).
Past Oscar winners and nominees Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Emmanuel Lubezki, Jason Reitman and Ken Watanabe joined Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs in presenting the 24 categories for the 89th Academy Awards.
The 2017 Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and take place at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. ABC will broadcast the show live on Sunday, Feb. 26, starting at 5:30 p.m. PT.
For a complete list of nominees click on the article link.
GOLDEN EXITS - ‘Golden Exits’ Teaser Trailer: Emily Browning Charms in Alex Ross Perry’s Sundance-Bound Drama>
Indiewire | Jan 20, 2017 | by Liz Calvario
In 2014, indie writer and director Alex Ross Perry premiered his third directorial feature film, “Listen Up Phillip,” at the Sundance Film Festival. The film starred Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss and received generally positive reviews from critics. Now, Perry returns to Park City with his latest drama “Golden Exits,” which features an outstanding cast composed of, once again, Schwartzman, Emily Browning, Adam Horovitz, Mary-Louise Parker, Lily Rabe, Chloë Sevigny and Analeigh Tipton.
Ahead of its Sundance debut this weekend, the first teaser trailer was released and features Browning as Naomi, a 20-something from Australia who arrives to New York to help archivist and appraiser Nick (Horovitz) for the semester.
The one-minute teaser contains no plot details or other actors, only showing the actress singing rock band Hello’s song “New York Groove.”
The story follows Naomi after arriving in the city and her the film’s synopsis: “She has no acquaintances in the city beyond a loose family connection to Buddy (Schwartzman), a music producer who lives in the same neighborhood. For the few months she spends around Nick, Buddy and their families, Naomi’s presence upsets the unpleasant balance holding these two households together.”
“Golden Exits” is currently seeking distribution and will have its world premiere at Sundance on January 22.
GOLDEN EXITS - Berlin Film Festival Adds ‘Golden Exits’ to 2017 Line-Up>
Indiewire | 18 Jan 2017 | by Jude Dry
The 67th Berlin International Film Festival announced 43 additions to its 2017 roster today, including Alex Ross Perry’s “Golden Exits,” Joshua Z. Weinstein’s “Menashe,” and Amman Abbasi’s “Dayveon,” and rounding out much of the festival’s main line-up.
Known for its robust variety of programming, the festival previously announced new films from Aki Kaurismaki, Oren Moverman, Sally Potter, Agnieszka Holland, and Sebastian Lelio. More commercial fare includes the international premiere of Danny Boyle’s “Trainspotting” sequel, and the world premiere of James Mangold’s addition to the Wolverine franchise, “Logan.”
The films of the 47th Forum are:
2 + 2 = 22 [The Alphabet] by Heinz Emigholz, Germany – WP
Adiós entusiasmo (So Long Enthusiasm) of Vladimir Durán, Argentina / Colombia – WP
At Elske Pia (Pia Loving) by Daniel Joseph Borgmann, Denmark – WP
From a year of non-events (From a Year of non-events) of Ann Carolin Renninger, René Frölke, Germany – WP
Autumn, Autumn of Jang Woo-jin, South Korea – IP
Barrage of Laura Schroeder, Luxembourg / Belgium / France – WP
Bickel [Socialism] Heinz Emigholz, Germany / Israel – WP
Casa Roshell Camila José Donoso, Mexico / Chile – WP
Casting by Nicolas Wackerbarth, Germany – WP
Chemi bednieri ojakhi (My Happy Family) Nana & Simon, Germany / Georgia / France
Cuatreros (rustlers) of Albertina Carri, Argentina – IP
Dayveon Amman Abbasi, USA – IP
Dieste [Uruguay] Heinz Emigholz, Germany – WP
Dr Oles d’oiseaux (Strange Birds) by Elise Girard, France – IP
for Ahkeem Jeremy Levine, Landon Van Soest, USA – WP
Golden exits by Alex Ross Perry, USA – IP
Jassad gharib (Foreign Body) by Raja Amari, Tunisia / France
Loktak Lairembee (Lady of the Lake) of Haobam Paban Kumar, India
Maman Colonelle (Mama Colonel) of Dieudo Hamadi, Democratic Republic of Congo / France – WP
El mar la mar JP Sniadecki, Joshua Bonnetta, USA – WP
El mar nos mira de lejos (The Sea Stares at Us from Afar) of Manuel Muñoz Rivas, Spain / Netherlands – WP
Menashe Joshua Z Weinstein, USA / Israel – IP
Mittsu no hikari (Three Lights) of Kohki Yoshida, Japan – WP
Mon rot fai (Railway Sleepers) of Sompot Chidgasornpongse, Thailand
Motherland (Bayang Ina Mo) by Ramona S. Diaz, USA / Philippines – IP
Motza el Hayam (Low Tide) by Daniel Mann, Israel / France – WP
MZI qalaqi (City of the Sun) by Rati ONELI, Georgia / USA / Netherlands / Qatar / United States – WP
Newton Amit V Masurkar, India – WP
Occidental Neil Beloufa, France – IP
Qiu (Inmates) Ma Li, China – WP
Rifle Davi Pretto, Brazil / Germany – IP
Río Verde. El tiempo de los Yakurunas (Green River. The Time of the Yakurunas) Alvaro Sarmiento, Diego Sarmiento, Peru – WP
Shu’our akbar min el lifted (A Feeling Greater than Love) by Mary Jirmanus Saba, Lebanon – WP
somniloquies by Verena Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, France / USA – WP
Spell Reel by Filipa César, Germany / Portugal / France / Guinea-Bissau – WP
Streetscapes [Dialogue] Heinz Emigholz, Germany – WP
Tamaroz (simulation) of Abed Abest, Iran – WP
El teatro de la desaparición (The Theatre of Disappearance) by Adrián Villar Rojas, Argentina – WP
Animals (Animals) by Greg Zglinski, Switzerland / Austria / Poland – WP
Tigmi n Igren (House in the Fields) by Tala Hadid, Morocco / Qatar – WP
Tinselwood Marie Voignier, France – WP
Werewolf by Ashley McKenzie, Canada – IP
Yozora ha itsu demo Saikou Mitsudo no aoiro da (The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the densest Shade of Blue) by Yuya Ishii, Japan – WP
The 67th Berlin International Film Festival will run from February 9 through 19. Special screenings will be revealed in the coming weeks. For more information, visit the official website.