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Berlin Film Festival 2019 Winners: Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Takes Golden Bear; Full List Of Winners & Fest/EFM Wrap

UPDATED with full list of winners: The Berlin Film Festival crowned its winners tonight at a ceremony in the Berlinale Palast. Big winners included Synonyms (Synonymes), which took home the festival’s top prize Golden Bear for Best Film and By the Grace of God, which won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize. I Was at Home…

As A Producer Of ‘The Sisters Brothers’ Looking For A Fresh Western, John C. Reilly Gave Jacques Audiard Free Rein

As a producer-actor, giving carte blanche to an auteur can be a dangerous thing, as John C. Reilly found when he and his wife Alison Dickey began shopping their passion project, and Reilly's first producorial feature outing—an adaptation of Patrick DeWitt's 2012 novel The Sisters Brothers—to some of the world's most…

Rosamund Pike And Jamie Dornan On ‘A Private War’, Honoring War Reporter Marie Colvin – The Contenders London

After premiering A Private War at the Toronto Film Festival, Aviron brought stars Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan together for a panel to discuss the legacy of famous war correspondent Marie Colvin (played by Pike in the film), who was killed in 2012 after illegally crossing the Syrian border into the city of Homs with…

How ‘Three Identical Strangers’ Caught The Eye Of A Jaded Development Exec – The Contenders London

After buying North American rights to Three Identical Strangers, Tim Wardle's Jury Prize-winning Sundance doc, Neon reunited the director with producer Becky Read and executive producer Dimitri Doganis for a panel explaining how this amazing story – of how three total strangers found out in the '80s, at the age of 19…

Karyn Kusama And Nicole Kidman On ‘Destroyer’ And The Maverick Spirit Of Annapurna – The Contenders London  

A hardboiled LA neo-noir with a tough female lead and a cool female director is hardly par for the course in today's Hollywood. Which is why Karyn Kusama was full of praise for distributor Annapurna at the company's panel today while discussing her new film Destroyer with her star Nicole Kidman.

"They're mavericks," sh…

‘The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs’, ‘22 July’ And ‘Roma’ Show The Diversity Of Netflix – The Contenders London  

Showcasing just three movies, today's Netflix panel was a fascinating insight into the wide-ranging tastes of a company fast changing the landscape of the film industry.

First up was the Coen brothers' portmanteau western, The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, which was represented by an all-actor line-up comprising Zoe…

The Serious Business Of Comedy In Fox Searchlight’s ‘Isle Of Dogs’ And ‘The Favourite’ – The Contenders London

A stop-motion animation movie about Japanese dogs banished into exile and the court of an eccentric 18th century British queen don't seem like immediate bedfellows, but today's Fox Searchlight panel suggested that both films have a certain resonance with today's political landscape. Speaking of Wes Anderson's Isle Of D…

‘Black Panther’ Star Letitia Wright On Disney’s Juggernaut: “There Was A Need For It” – The Contenders London

It was an emotional start to the day for 24-year-old British actress Letitia Wright, who plays Wakandan princess Shuri in Disney's Afro-futurist superhero hit Black Panther. Catching sight of herself in a brief clip from the film, Wright laughingly wiped a tear from her eye, adding, "I can't believe I'm crying at 11…

Fast Cars, Cocaine And Bad Fashion: Nick Hamm’s ‘Driven’ Revisits The DeLorean Scandal – Toronto Studio

The rise and fall of John DeLorean, the automotive kingpin brought down by a cocaine scandal in 1982, is—surprisingly—the basis of one of the more purely entertaining films to screen at TIFF this year. Played for laughs, but with a core seriousness that notes the FBI's nefarious involvement in DeLorean's undoing, Nick…

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