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    Norway To Submit "Happy, Happy" for Foreign Language Oscar

    First-time Norwegian director Anne Sewitsky's film "Happy, Happy" has been chosen to represent Norway in the 2012 Oscar race for Foreign Language Film. The Norwegian Oscar Committee selected the film from a shortlist that included this year's "Oslo, August 31st" and "Sons of Norway."

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    Fortissimo Films Strikes International Distribution Deal with Abu Dhabi Producer

    Imagenation Abu Dhabi has entered into an exclusive international distribution deal with Fortissimo Films.

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    Film Society Bringing Contemporary Polish Cinema to NYC This Fall

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center is teaming with the Polish Cultural Institute of New York for a week of contemporary Polish cinema. The series features Jacek Borcuch's "All That I Love," which played at this year's Sundance Film Festival and a two film tribute of digitally restored prints featur...

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    Chinese Erotica Blockbuster "Sex and Zen 3D" Gets North American and UK Release Dates

    North Americans and Brits with a thing for Asian porn in 3D, your prayers have been answered. The Chinese erotic blockbuster "Sex and Zen 3D: Extreme Ecstasy" (it beat the opening-day grosses of "Avatar" in Hong Kong), will hit North America August 12, with the UK and Ireland following September 2.

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    It's a Chinese Romantic Comedy, in Space: China Lion- Fox Int'l to release "Love in Space"

    China Lion Film Distribution and Fox International Productions will co-distribute Wing Shya and Tony Chan's "Love in Space," the directing team's follow-up to "Hot Summer Days."

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    Maya Indie Film Series' Best of Latino Cinema Does "Seven Films, Seven Days, Seven Cities"

    The Maya Indie Film Series kicks off a seven city tour of The Best in Latino Themed Cinema in New York City July 29. “Seven Films, Seven Days, Seven Cities” will go from NY (July 29-Aug 4) to Los Angeles and Chicago (July 29), San Antonio and San Diego (Aug 5), Dallas (Aug 12), Miami (Sept 9) and Sa...

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    Werner Herzog Tells Kids to "Go the F**k to Sleep" Tonight at New York Public Library

    Werner Herzog has lent his voice to Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés' infamous children's book "Go the F**k to Sleep." His reading will debut tonight at the New York Public Library, followed by a conversation about children's sleep deprivation and insomnia between M...

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    Cinema Guild Takes US Rights to Hong Sangsoo's Cannes Selection "The Day He Arrives"

    The Cinema Guild has acquired US distribution rights to 2011 Cannes Un Certain Regard selection "The Day He Arrives" from Korean director Hong Sangsoo ("The Day a Pig Fell into the Well," "Ha Ha Ha"). The film follows the life of a lapsed filmmaker as he re-engages with parts of his life that he ha...

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    Leisure Time Acquires Russian Festival Hit "Hipster"

    The small New York distributor Leisure Time Features (Haneke's "Code Unknown," Ozon's "Sitcom") has acquired Valerie Todorovsky's Cold War era musical "Hipsters" for US theatrical release. The dazzling film follows a clique of young communist party hipsters in Cold War Russia. The film will be rel...

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    Film Movement picks up Japense Comedy "Hospitalité"

    Film Movement has picked up Japanese director Koji Fukuda's comedy "Hospitalité" for North American distribution, the company said Tuesday. The film follows the follies that ensue when a man and his wife shack up with a family that owns a printing press in their building, the husband takes it over,...

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