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    Picture This! Gets "Eternal Summer"

    Picture This! has announced a deal for Leste Chen's "Eternal Summer" (Sheng xia guang nian), a Pusan International Film Festival official selection and 2006 Golden Horse Award winner. The company acquired the film in a deal with Taiwan's Three Dots Entertainment. The gay-themed drama is described as the story of two boys who meet as kids and re-connect many years later, discovering their, "long dormant feelings for each other." The company is planning a U.S. and Canadian release after film festival play. "Eternal Summer" opened the 2006 Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival and screened at the 2006 Tokyo International Film Festival. Actor Bry...

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    Berlinale Heads to Turin

    Eight films from the recent Berlin International Film Festival are headed to Turin for a three-day showcase dubbed "Berlinale a Torino." The series will kick-off with Ryan Eslinger's Berlinale competition title "When A Man Falls in The Forest," starring Sharon Stone and Timothy Hutton, which will have its North American premiere at SXSW later this month. Also set to screen from the competition section are Li Yu's "Lost in Bejing," and Stefan Ruzowitsky's "The Counterfeiters." Other films set for the showcase are Paolo and Vittorio Taviani's "The Lark Farm," Hal Hartley's "Fay Grim," David Ondricek's "Grandhotel," and Uli M. Schueppel's "Berli...

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    Arthur Penn to Receive Berkshire Fest Tribute

    Director Arthur Penn ("Bonnie and Clyde") will be feted by the Berkshire International Film Festival, which takes place May 17 - 20 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Penn will be on hand to receive the event's annual Lifetime Achievement Award, and the fest will "celebrate" Mr. Penn's career will ...

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    Global Grassroots on 'Horseback'

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    SF360: The Orphanage adopts a creature with "The Host"

    At last year's Cannes Film Festival--where Bong Joon-ho's "The Host" got a big boost from the New York Times' enthusiasm--Mike DeAngelo at Nerve wrote that "the first appearance of the monster ranks among the most thrilling and imaginative action sequences in recent memory." DeAngelo was speaking of course about "scene RB06," which is how The Orphanage's animation supervisor Webster Colcord and visual effects producer Arin Scott Finger coin the early reveal rampage on the Han riverbank. In an interview with the two of them held at The Orphanage in [San Francisco's] Presidio last week, they advised that RB06 was one of the first scenes they wo...

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    AFP: African film world desperately seeking a boost

    With cinemas closing, film subsidies shrivelling, and piracy on the rise, the thousands of film buffs in town for Africa's biggest film fest this week spent much time musing on how to keep African film alive across the continent. "Filmmakers need to make movies that interest the public, and the publ...

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    (entertainment) news war

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    'Daydream' in Another Nation

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