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    'Iron Man 3' Writer Drew Pearce, 'Somersault' Helmer Cate Shortland & More Line Up New Directing Gigs

    Making the leap from writing movies to directing them is a big step, but with scripts for "Iron Man 3" and "Mission: Impossible 5" under his belt, Drew Pearce is now ready to call the shots on set. Chernin Entertainment and Fox have snagged "The Long Run," a spec script by Pearce which is lining up ...

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    Women Win Big at Australian Directors Guild Awards

    Women won the majority of the major awards at last week's Australian Directors Guild Awards. Cate Shortland won the Best Director award for her film Lore and Rachel Perkins won Best Director for direction of a TV drama series for Redfern Now. Women directors rock it in Australia. Their success is...

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    Interview: 'Lore' Director Cate Shortland Explores World War II Landscape of Identity and Sexuality

    Australian filmmaker Cate Shortland's "Lore," which was shortlisted for the foreign Oscar, is now playing in limited release. After her 2004 debut "Somersault" broke out Sam Worthington and Abbie Cornish, Shortland took her time coming back to helm another film. Set in vastly different territory, Wo...

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    Interview with Cate Shortland - Director and Co-Writer of Lore

    Cate Shortland’s Lore opens on this Friday (2/8) in New York and Los Angeles.

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    5 Key Directors Of New Australian Cinema As Andrew Dominik's 'Killing Them Softly' Hits Theaters

    Though born in New Zealand, Andrew Dominik, the director of this week's "Killing Them Softly," moved to Australia at the age of 2, and was raised there. And around thirty years later, he provided a firecracker up the arse of the nation's film industry by directing "Chopper," a biopic of colorful cri...

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    11 out of 71 Academy Foreign Language Film Submissions Are Directed by Women

    For the 85th Academy Awards, a record-breaking 71 countries have submitted films to compete in the Foreign Language Film category. However, according to our research, only 11 of those 71 films are directed by women. Last year, women directed 10 out of the 63 films submitted. Granted, we don’t ...

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    TIFF: Interview with Cate Shortland - Director and Co-Writer of Lore

    Lore is Cate Shortland's second film after the exciting Somersault. It is a bold look at a young girl who lived her whole life in the belly of the Nazi beast and had no perspective on anything outside her world. She was brainwashed by the culture that she could not comprehend both the end of t...

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    Watch: 2 New Clips From Australia's Oscar Entry, Cate Shortland's 'Lore'

    After a fairly successful premieres on the festival scene throughout the year and the unveiling of a beautiful trailer, Cate Shortland's "Lore" is developing momentum ahead of its Australian theatrical release. We now have two stunning new clips from the film, which has also been annou...

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    The Toronto Experience - Part One

    Greetings from the Toronto Film Festival. I touched down on Thursday afternoon and since that moment this has been a serious whirlwind. Since it is my second year I understand is the key is pace and endurance. You have to sprint through the first weekend when everyone in the industry is in town f...

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    TIFF Review: 'Lore' Is An Evocative & Enigmatic Look At Post-WWII Moral & Emotional Fallout

    With her beautiful and expressive debut feature film "Somersault," writer/director Cate Shortland established herself as a filmmaker with a sharp and observant sense of the emotional complexities of young women. And now, eight years later, she returns with belated follow-up effort "Lo...

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