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A selection of Basque pictures, projects and productions in 2018: 70 BIG ONES Sayaka Producciones, Pokeepsie Films, La Panda Producciones and Setenta Invisibles L.P. AIE produce the next thriller from Basque genre specialist Koldo Serra (“The Backwoods”), starring Emma Suárez, Nathalie Poza and Hugo Silva. It features a desperate woman in need of $41,000, with
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SAN SEBASTIAN — Based in Lyon, France Logical Pictures, proud of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s “Farming,” has come on board to co-produce Aritz Moreno’s much-awaited directorial debut “Advantages of Traveling by Train,” starring Luis Tosar and Pilar Castro. Sold internationally by Entertainment One’s Seville International, Filmax has picked up Spain’s distribution rights to “Advantages,” which is produced
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SAN SEBASTIAN — Kicking off with a kinetic, slinking tracking-shot capturing the energy and Scorsese-ish voiceover of a young but caustic Ryszard Kapuściński during Angola’s 1975 Civil War, Basque animation movie “Another Day of Life” screens at San Sebastian in its best-of-the-fests Perlak section, rubbing shoulders with Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Damien Chazelle’s “First Man.”
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SAN SEBASTIAN — Carlos Piñeiro’s “Sirena” (“Mermaid”) came into last month’s Sanfic Festival in Santiago Chile buzzing from the news that it had been selected, along with another Sanfic work in progress “The Prince,” to participate in the San Sebastian’s Films in Progress competition. “Sirena” is a black and white look at the conflict between
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SAN SEBASTIAN  — Acquired by Paris-based Loco Films just before San Sebastian, Celia Rico’s first feature, the contemporary Andalusian village-set “JourneyTo a Mother’s Room,” traces the evolution of two women’s relationship, from mutually dependent mother and daughter to, after the daughter takes an au pair job in London, more healthily independent friendship. Here, mother and
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SAN SEBASTIAN — Basque Audiovisual, it’s all there in the name. A comprehensive brand encompassing companies from across the audiovisual sector of the Basque Country, Basque Audiovisual represents the international interests of local productions from the northern Spanish community. As some of Europe’s growth is driven not by its biggest markets, but far smaller territories
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Any biopic of a great artist in any discipline tends to wrestle with the same problem: that the artist’s life, eventful though it may be, is usually less immersively interesting than their very best art. In the case of Cuban ballet superstar Carlos Acosta, the promise of watching his rise — from an impoverished childhood
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Time’s Up, the organization that has been active in recent weeks in its support of Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers, has now called for Kavanaugh to withdraw his nomination to join the United States’ highest court. “Given the multiple serious allegations against him, Kavanaugh can no longer credibly serve on the nation’s highest
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September 24, 2018 4:42PM PT Adam Berkowitz, a longtime top agent in CAA’s television department, is departing from the agency, Variety has learned exclusively. CAA declined to comment on the reason for Berkowitz’s exit beyond confirming he is no longer an employee of the agency. Berkowitz served as CAA’s co-head of television, where his client list
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“Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams will make his feature directorial debut with “Till,” a film about Mamie Elizabeth Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till, an African American teenager who was lynched in 1955 after being accused of flirting with a white woman. The movie will focus on Till-Mobley’s search for justice following the murder of her 14-year-old son in
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Last year, Balenciaga made Dad sneakers “fashion” with the release of its Triple S chunky sneaker. The trend hasn’t died down, as several brands from Louis Vuitton to Fila released their own iterations of the must-have sneaker. Balenciaga is moving on though. Today, September 24, Balenciaga released its Track Sneaker, featuring a chunky silhouette—sans the
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Brazil’s Carlos (Cacá) Diegues, whose poem-inspired drama “The Great Mystical Circus” vies for a foreign-language Oscar next year, is in pre-production on “The Dame” starring Betty Faria (“Bye Bye Brazil”) and his daughter Flora Diegues, who stars in “…Mystical Circus.” Diegues and Faria are both in Miami for the 22nd Brazilian Film Festival of Miami (BRAFF)
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“New Amsterdam,” like the mammoth hospital it’s set in, has a whole lot of enthusiasm and too many areas in which to direct it. Based on Dr. Eric Manheimer’s book on New York City’s Bellevue Hospital (“Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital”), NBC’s new medical drama paints a simultaneously promising, bleak, and (unintentionally)
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If you were a child of the nineties, bucket hats, jelly sandals, colored sunglasses, and of course, mood rings were the too-cool-for-school accessories you had stashed in your bedroom. And now, because fashion’s love affair with the 90s isn’t dying down anytime soon, Fossil is bringing the mood trend back to our jewelry boxes with
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NORRISTOWN, Pa. — A prosecutor urged the judge in Bill Cosby’s sexual abuse case on Monday to sentence the disgraced entertainer to five to 10 years behind bars, while Cosby’s defense lawyer said incarceration would be an “excessive hardship” for the man once known as America’s Dad. Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill is poised
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The birth of the technology industry is an interesting story, one fueled by big money, hubris and creators’ unique ability to see a world that might be overlaying the one that exists. That’s the message that comes through in about half of National Geographic’s new series, “Valley of the Boom,” which had its world premiere
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Netflix’s original documentary series “ReMastered” investigates high-profile events affecting major figures in music. Helmed by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist (“The Two Escobars,” “Favela Rising,” “Nossa Chape,” “Pelé”), the Zimbalist brothers and directors Kief Davidson, Barbara Kopple, Sara Dosa, Brian Oakes, Stuart Sender, B.J. Perlmutt, Kelly Duane de la Vega and Sam Cullman, each episode investigates
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