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Death in Venice and how film has mistreated child stars

In terms of the duty of care afforded him, Gilman had a chaperone in the form of his mother and received on-set tutoring together with Kara and the child actors who play a troop of scouts. Work days, incorporating three to five hours of schooling, totalled eight to 10 hours, as per Gilman’s recollection. (“I am not an objective resource!”, he cautions.) What he does know for certain, however, is that, “I enjoyed every day I worked on set, so I was totally OK with it, but we were working long hours,” he says. “I was not upset about that

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‘Dune’ and Princess Diana Biopic to Debut at a Starry Venice Film Festival

Five of the 21 competition films are directed by women, Barbera said — down from eight last year. “It might seem a step backward, but that is just a partial point of view,” he added. Female directors appeared to have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic more than their male counterparts, he said, adding, “I really hope they will have a comeback.”

Bong Joon Ho, the director of “Parasite,” will chair the competition jury that also includes the British actress Cynthia Erivo and Chloé Zhao, the director of “Nomadland,” which won last year’s Golden Lion and went on to win

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Cannes Gives Slot to Hong Kong Protest Film Revolution of our Times’

In a late move, the Cannes Film Festival has announced the addition of a new film to its official line-up. The documentary, “Revolution of Our Times,” depicts recent political and social events in Hong Kong, and will play on Friday in a special screening.

Cannes this year is chock full of issue-led programming about climate change, crises in Africa, diversity and equality. Few topics are as pressing or complex as the ideological clash between the liberal west and China’s modern brand of Communist-badged totalitarianism.

The front line in this undeclared war is Hong Kong, a former British colony that returned

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Carey Mulligan’s Weinstein Investigation Film Gets 2022 Release Date

Universal Pictures has set a release date for “She Said,” the film about the Harvey Weinstein investigation starring Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan. The film will hit theaters on November 18, 2022, the studio announced Thursday.

Mulligan and Kazan star in “She Said” as New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who broke the Weinstein scandal and helped usher in the #MeToo movement.

“Unorthodox” director Maria Schrader will direct. Rebecca Lenkiewicz is writing the script. The film will be based on the New York Times bestseller “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a

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Cuts at SFMOMA: Artists Gallery and film programs will close

The Artists Gallery at Fort Mason Center will be closed as part of cutbacks at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Leah Millis / The Chronicle 2017

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is dissolving several longstanding and well-known programs, The Chronicle has learned.

Among the most notable changes is the closure of the Artists Gallery at Fort Mason Center, a program that was established in 1946. The gallery will close in December. The museum’s film program, which began in 1937 shortly after the opening of the museum and screens at the Phyllis Wattis Theater, will close

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‘Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain’ Review: The Soul of a Food Star

Early in

Morgan Neville’s

enthralling and unsettling “Roadrunner: A Film About

Anthony Bourdain,

” a documentary feature playing in theaters, the filmmaker is heard speaking softly behind the camera. Gossip isn’t what he’s after, he assures an uneasy interview subject in a reference to the tabloid scandal that broke shortly before Bourdain’s death: “I want to make a film about why he was who he was.”

The whys of that life include why the cook-turned-chef-turned-writer and media star burned so bright, was so avid for experience, was loved by so many who knew him and by so many more who

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Bellamkonda, VV Vinayak Film Launched In Style

Bellamkonda Sreenivas got grand launch in Tollywood with Alludu Seenu and the actor gets much bigger launch in Bollywood.

The young hero is making his Bollywood debut with Chatrapathi remake that will be directed by VV Vinayak. 

Dhaval Jayantilal Gada and Aksshay Jayantilal Gada will be producing this high budget film, while Dr. Jayantilal Gada of Pen Studios is the presenter.

The untitled film has been launched today in style with SS Rajamouli, Sukumar and few others attending it.

For the muhurtham shot directed by AM Ratnam, Rajamouli has sounded the clapboard, while Rama Rajamouli switched on the camera.

Before

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Dee Rees on her debut film Pariah: ‘My favourite scene is the dildo scene, honestly!’ | Movies

When Dee Rees was first approached by highbrow home entertainment company Criterion, it was Mudbound, her 2017 film, it wanted to discuss. Inclusion in the Criterion Collection on DVD and Blu-ray, with some titles streamed, is widely seen as confirmation of a film’s classic status. Mudbound is Rees’s most-watched film to date – approximately “20m hours of viewing”, according to Netflix – and it was up for several big awards, including the Oscar for best adapted screenplay (making Rees the first Black women nominated in a that category) and best cinematography for Rachel Morrison (the first – and, to

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Titane: The most shocking film of 2021

Revising your preconceptions at frantic speed, you might decide that Titane is a Cronenberg-ish sci-fi body horror crossbred with a Tarantino-esque caper about a natural-born serial killer. But not even that gonzo definition will suffice. On the run, our scowling anti-heroine chops off her hair, breaks her own nose (I told you about the winces), and passes herself off as a boy who disappeared a decade earlier. The next twist is that the boy’s tough-but-tender father, Vincent (Vincent Lindon), takes her at her word. He drives her back to the fire station under his command and introduces her to a

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Broken Flames Teams With Producer Lucas A. Ferrara to Launch Film Fund For Writers at Cannes (EXCLUSIVE)

The U.K.’s Broken Flames Prods. has entered into a partnership with producer Lucas A. Ferrara to form a new film fund for writers, it was revealed at Cannes on Friday.

The fund will provide an opportunity for emerging writers to get their projects financed and produced, with the winner also receiving a monetary stipend. Writers may submit original previously unproduced scripts of up to 15 pages, which have a mental health focus. The winner will have their film made by the team at Broken Flames Prods.

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