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‘Under Pressure’s’ Marjorie Estiano to Star in ‘A Mother’s Embrace’ from ‘History of the Occult’s’ Cristian Ponce (EXCLUSIVE)

One of Brazil’s biggest film-TV stars, Marjorie Estiano – an International Emmy nominee for her performance in Globo’s “Under Pressure” and star of Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas’…

Emma Corrin ‘Hopes for a Future’ With Gender-Neutral Acting Categories at Awards Shows

Emma Corrin, the English actor who embodied Diana Frances Spencer, Princess of Wales in Season 4 of Netflix’s “The Crown,” called for genderless categories at major entertainment awards…

Anna Katchko’s ‘Happiness’ Team Wraps ‘Hunger,’ Sets ‘Lynx’ (EXCLUSIVE)

The team behind Berlinale winner “Baqyt” (“Happiness”), which is at the International Film Festival of India, Goa, has a range of projects lined up. “Hunger,” by “Happiness” director…

Peru’s Vega Brothers, Joanna Lombardi Board ‘Welcome Mr. Hollywood,’ From Mar Coll, Aina Calleja (EXCLUSIVE)

Creating what looks like one of the undisputed highlights of Ventana Sur’s Spanish Screenings, three of Perú’s foremost filmmakers – Daniel and Diego Vega and Joanna Lombardi –have…

On the Rise French Filmmaker David Depesseville Talks Orphan Drama ‘Astrakan,’ Preps ‘Les Nuits d’Octobre’(EXCLUSIVE)

MARRAKECH —  “Astrakan” director David Depesseville is following on from his debut feature, which plays in man competition at the Marrakech Film Festival, with a second film looking at…

Njuta Films Snags Hannes Þór Halldórsson’s EFA Nominee ‘Cop Secret’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Stockholm-based Njuta Films has boarded Hannes Þór Halldórsson’s “Cop Secret,” snagging theatrical rights to Scandinavia after a bidding war at the American Film Market.   The film, produced by Iceland’s…

Intimate Queer Coming of Age Stories, Sci-Fi and the Supernatural: Ventana Sur’s Punto Genero Lineup

“The Marriage,” the feature-length fiction debut from Brazilian documentary filmmaker Maíra Bühler (“Let It Burn”), and a pair of intimate and revelatory queer films “The Way You See…

Cairo Festival Director Amir Ramses on Competing With Rival Arab Fests for Region’s Top Talent

Egyptian filmmaker Amir Ramses is no stranger to the Cairo Intl. Film Festival. The director’s feature debut, “End of the World,” bowed at the prestigious Arab fest in…

Valentina Maurel’s Locarno Winner ‘I Have Electric Dreams’ Explores Complexities of Family Relationships, Sexual Awakening

Valentina Maurel’s coming-of-age drama “I Have Electric Dreams” has proved a major winner on the international festival circuit and a daring work that further highlights Costa Rica’s burgeoning…

‘Agra,’ ‘Joram,’ ‘Sultana’s Dream’ Among Projects Selected for India’s Film Bazaar Sidebars

“Agra” by Kanu Behl (Cannes selection “Titli,” Clermont-Ferrand winner “Binnu Ka Sapna”), “Joram” by Devashish Makhija (Rotterdam selection “Ajji,” Busan selection “Bhonsle”) and “Sultana’s Dream” by Isabel Herguera…

Huelva, Europe’s Pioneering Ibero-American Fest, Honors Thesps Nathalie Poza, Greta Fernandez

The 48th edition of the Huelva Ibero-American Film Festival will honor Spanish actress Nathalie Poza (“Julieta,” “Rosa’s Wedding,” “While at War”) with a City of Huelva Award, an…

Thessaloniki’s Agora Industry Arm Looks to the Future With Think Tank Series, Spotlight on Greek Drama

As the Thessaloniki Film Festival kicks off its 63rd edition, this year’s industry section features the pilot edition of a dedicated television strand and the launch of a…