Click here to read the full article. Cinétévé Sales, the global distribution branch of Paris-based production banner Cinétévé, has scored a raft of international sales for non-fiction projects presented at this year’s Unifrance Rendez-Vous in Paris. Among the titles brought to market at this year’s edition – the first to welcome film and television buyers under the same roof – include a doc about Michael Haneke , an ambitious ecological series, and the third season of popular modern history title “History Uncovered.” A fixture on the French scene since 1982, Cinétévé launched its international arm in 2020, bringing on industry vet Gorka Gallier (previously of Doc & Film International) to lead a sales team that has since expanded. Under Gallier, the team has sought co-production opportunities while looking to fill new niches in the global television market. More from Variety 'Kabul,' 'Split,' 'Birdwatcher' Bolster Cinétévé's International Drama Slate (EXCLUSIVE) … [Read more...] about Cineteve Banks International Sales on Michael Haneke, Modern History, Global Forests Docs (EXCLUSIVE)
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Click here to read the full article. Argentine helmer Gaspar Noé’s latest feature “Vortex” world premiered in Cannes, where it was greeted with a standing ovation and critical acclaim. Variety spoke to the director at the Unifrance Rendez-vous in Paris this week about the film. “Vortex,” lensed during the 2020 lockdown, follows an elderly couple in a Paris apartment. Shot entirely in split-screen, it marks a new departure for Noé, with a more meditative realistic ambience, combined with a transcendental undercurrent. More from Variety Former NBCUniversal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer Named Wild Bunch CEO Gaspar Noé's 'Vortex' Sells to Utopia Following Acclaimed Cannes Debut (EXCLUSIVE) Former Wild Bunch, Pathé International Top Execs Launch Maremako With 'Stalk' Remake With Drake, Ben Stiller On Board; 'French Love' (EXCLUSIVE) The elderly man is a retired film critic, played by Italian filmmaker Dario Argento (“Suspiria”), who is trying to finish a book … [Read more...] about Gaspar Noe on ‘Vortex’ and the Changing World of Cinema
Gabriella Santamaria, 9, holds up a picture of her uncle Stephen who died from a heroin overdose during a candlelight vigil on Staten Island. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images For the past few years, figures illustrating the nation’s overdose death toll, driven largely by opioids like Oxycontin and fentanyl, have been appearing in headlines with jaw-dropping frequency. In 2019, drug overdoses eclipsed car crashes as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. For much of 2020 , the daily death toll surpassed that of car accidents and gun deaths combined. Then, at the end of 2021, the CDC released a study showing that the U.S. had officially surpassed 1 million overdose deaths since the agency began collecting such data in 1999. It was a grim milestone that passed unceremoniously, perhaps because it was overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic or because Americans are by now well-aware of the toll opioids have taken on the country. That awareness is thanks, in … [Read more...] about One Million Dead
LONDON - Stripped of his scarlet tunics and white plumes, his military titles and honorary patronages, and cast aside by his lifelong protector - his mother, his queen - Britain's Prince Andrew now finds himself in the royal wilderness, and courtiers say there is no way back. His friendships with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, both convicted for sexually exploiting teenage girls, have created the biggest crisis for the House of Windsor since the death of Princess Diana. The royal family has stood by Andrew for more than a decade since the first scandalous headlines, while the prince repeatedly denied all accusations. But after a judge in New York ruled this past week that a sexual abuse lawsuit against him can move forward, the palace made clear that he will fight this alone, "as a private citizen." He will remain a prince, yes - ninth in line to the throne. He's still Duke of York, for now. But without the pomp and circumstance, without the military finery he has swaddled … [Read more...] about What’s next for Prince Andrew, cast out into the royal wilderness?
Click here to read the full article. “ Scream ,” a reimagining of a horror franchise that appeared to have run out of steam, dominated the box office , earning a scary good $30.6 million. The sequel is projected to earn $35 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, a spectacular result considering that “Scream” only cost $25 million to produce. It also represents some positive news for the bruised and battered cinema industry , considering that “Scream’s” success comes amid a spike in COVID-19. It helps that “Scream’s” target demographic is younger, which means that they may not have been as spooked by the highly contagious omicron variant that is fueling the latest iteration of a seemingly endless pandemic. Paramount and Spyglass Media backed the reboot, marking the first new chapter in the “Scream” series in a decade. It shares a title with the 1996 original — the “Scream” saga is apparently so over integers. More from Variety 'Saturday … [Read more...] about Box Office: ‘Scream’ Debuts to Bloody Impressive $30.6 Million
Click here to read the full article. Olivier Dahan ’s “Simone, A Woman of the Century” completes the trilogy he began with the Edith Piaf biopic “La Vie en Rose,” starring Marion Cotillard, and “Grace of Monaco,” starring Nicole Kidman. Dahan spoke with Variety during the Unifrance Rendezvous in Paris, where the film had its market premiere. “Simone,” starring Elsa Zylberstein (“Un plus une”) and Rebecca Marder (“Deception”), cuts back and forth across time, as it explores the life of French politician and former President of the European Parliament, Simone Veil (1927-2017), who played a key role in passing abortion legislation in France, protecting rights of prisoners, immigrants, AIDS victims and prostitutes, and preventing torture by French forces during the Algerian war of independence. More from Variety CANNES: 'Grace of Monaco' Won't Be an Oscar Contender (Analysis) CANNES: Nicole Kidman Responds to Royal Family's Objections to 'Grace of Monaco' … [Read more...] about Olivier Dahan on Simone Veil Biopic ‘Simone, A Woman of the Century’
The United States has a vexed relationship with immigration. A core narrative of our country is that it is a melting pot, even though our government has excluded different groups of migrants for centuries. The much-vaunted nickname “ nation of immigrants ” leaves out those who were here before colonization (Native peoples) and those who were brought here against their will (enslaved Africans). There’s a gap, in other words, between the romantic image of America many of us learn about as children and its grittier realities. “Arrivals,” a thought-provoking exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art , uses historical and contemporary art to probe that gap. Curated by the art historian Heather Ewing, the show considers how newcomers to this land have shaped it and been received. Notably, the exhibition dispenses with the word “immigration” in favor of something more capacious: “Arrivals” includes those who may not fit official terminology. In its own way, the show still upholds the idea … [Read more...] about The Much-Vaunted American Melting Pot, Cracks and All