Kevin Williamson: ‘The penny dropped that something revolutionary was happening’

Becca Inglis 11 October 2021 Push The Boat Out sets off on its maiden voyage in the innovative hands of Jenny Niven and Kevin Williamson / Picture: Louise Montgomery An explosion in experimental writing has led to Push The Boat Out at Edinburgh’s Summerhall. We speak to the organisers about their vision for Scotland’s newest … Read more

‘Bac Nord’, ‘Happening’, ‘Titane’ selected for France’s Oscar submission shortlist | News

Julia Ducournau’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner Titanium, Audrey Diwan’s Venice Golden Lion winner Happening and Cédric Jimenez’s box office hit Tray North have made it onto the shortlist to be France’s submission to the best international feature film category of the 2022 Oscars. Under the selection two-part selection process, the producers and sales agents of … Read more

Director Audrey Diwan and IFC Films’ Arianna Bocco Discuss “Happening”

Since winning the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival just over a month ago, French-Lebanese filmmaker Audrey Diwan has emerged as one of the most exciting and relevant new voices of contemporary world cinema with her sophomore outing, “Happening.” Working with a tight budget, a fairly unknown lead actress (Anamaria Vartolomei) and a … Read more

‘Happening’ Director Audrey Diwan and IFC Films’ President Arianna Bocco Discuss the Shot to Represent France at the Oscars

Since winning the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival just over a month ago, French-Lebanese filmmaker Audrey Diwan has emerged as one of the most exciting and relevant new voices of contemporary world cinema with her sophomore outing, “Happening.” Working with a tight budget, a fairly unknown lead actress (Anamaria Vartolomei) and a … Read more

France’s International Feature Oscars Choices: ‘Titane’ and ‘Happening’

France has been a supreme force in the Oscars’ international feature race for decades. This year, three acclaimed films from women directors — Céline Sciamma, Audrey Diwan and Julia Ducournau — are believed to be at the top of the list to represent the country for the upcoming 94th ceremony, set to take place on … Read more

French Abortion Drama ‘Happening’ Acquired by IFC Films and FilmNationTheWrap

“Happening,” the French abortion drama that won the top prize at this year’s Venice Film Festival, has been acquired for U.S. release in a bidding war by IFC Films and FilmNation Entertainment, the two companies announced Tuesday. Audrey Diwan directed the film that picked up the Golden Lion at this year’s Venice. The film is … Read more

‘Titane,’ ‘Happening,’ ‘Bac Nord’ Shortlisted by France’s Oscar Committee

Audrey Diwan’s Venice winner and timely abortion drama “Happening,” Julia Ducournau’s Cannes Palme d’Or-winning horror film “Titane,” and Cedric Jimenez’s cop thriller “Bac Nord” have been shortlisted by France’s Oscar committee. The French Oscar candidate is expected to be selected next Tuesday. It’s a milestone year for French cinema and female directors, who won the … Read more

Audrey Diwan’s Happening creates quite a buzz

PRODUCTION / FUNDING France by Fabien Lemercier 21/07/2021 – Produced by Rectangle, sold by Wild Bunch International and adapted from the novel by Annie Ernaux, the filmmaker’s second feature film should enjoy its world premiere within a major festival Anamaria Vartolomei in Happening Shot on the quiet last summer, Happening [+see also: film reviewtrailerfilm profile] by Audrey … Read more

Five Nights At Freddy’s Movie Loses Its Director, Still Happening

Five Nights at Freddy’s, Scott Cawthon’s innovative survival horror video game franchise, has amassed a massive fan following, the likes of which many other franchises can only dream of. Unfortunately, the film has been through one of the most elongated and unstable development stages in recent memory, going through ten drafts of the script and … Read more

Brie Larson’s Rumored Series Reportedly No Longer Happening

The talent exchange between Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm is no longer surprising given the fact that both production companies are owned by Disney. So far, we’ve already seen actors like Paul Bettany, Andy Serkis, Mads Mikkelsen, Ming-Na Wen, and more cross over from one universe to another, and if according to persistent rumors, Captain Marvel actress Brie Larson … Read more