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Gabby   //   August 31,2017   //   0 Comments   •   Loving Vincent

The good news just keep coming! The film Loving Vincent has been added to the line-up of this year’s VIEW Conference (which takes place in Turin, Italy) and Telluride Film Festival. The Telluride news was shared on the film’s official website, while Variety reported the Italian premiere.

We are thrilled to finally be able to share the news that we’ve been keeping secret for months…. The Telluride Film Festival, an event highly regarded amonst cinephiles, has today announced their program selections for their 44th edition and the fantastic news is that the US premiere of Loving Vincent will take place at the festival!

Telluride is considered a major launching ground for the fall season’s most talked-about films, with the schedule always kept a closely guarded secret until just before Opening Day. The festival runs every Labor Day Weekend in Colorado – follow Loving Vincent on social media for updates from the team at the festival…

A talk about creating “Loving Vincent,” the hand-painted animated film about the life and mysterious death of artist Vincent Van Gogh has been added to the lineup for the 2017 edition of the VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy.

Investor Steve Muench and “Loving Vincent” painters/animators Biserka Petrovic and Adam Maciejewski will discuss how a team of 120 oil painters came together to re-create Van Gogh’s paintings to create the 90-minute film, written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman.

More than 100 of Van Gogh’s paintings were re-imagined for “Loving Vincent,” which was the Audience Prize winner at June’s Annecy animation film festival.

The film stars Douglas Booth, Robert Gulaczyk, Chris O’Dowd and Saoirse Ronan, whose live-action performances have been painted over in oil in the style of the troubled artist.

“Loving Vincent” opens in the U.S. next month in New York and Los Angeles, and later in the year in various other cities.

The VIEW Conference, which focuses the latest techniques and technologies for VFX, games, VR and animation, will be held Oct. 23-27 in Turin, Italy. Keynote speakers include Baobab Studios executive and “Madagascar” movies Eric Darnell, who will discuss immersive storytelling in virtual reality; Weta Digital senior visual effects supervisor and four-time Oscar winner Joe Letteri, who will discuss the evolution of visual effects technology and one of his latest projects, “War for the Planet of the Apes”; and “World of Warcraft” game designer Rob Pardo, the CEO of Bonfire Studios.

Gabby   //   August 31,2017   //   0 Comments   •   On Chesil Beach

The lineup for BFI London Film Festival has been announced, and On Chesil Beach will be premiering there! The news are slightly confusing, but it seems the film will have a gala event, as each of the festival themed strands will get their own. You can read a piece of Deadline‘s article below.

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The 61st BFI London Film Festival has announced its full lineup for the 2017 festival. Running October 4-16, the festival will screen 242 films with 29 world premieres, 8 international premieres and 34 European premieres. There will be on-stage Q&As with talent including Julian Rosefeldt & Cate Blanchett, David Fincher, Ian McEwan and Takashi Miike.

In addition to the already announced opener and closer (Breathe and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri respectively), gala slots will go to Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name, Alexander Payne’s Venice opener Downsizing, Paul McGuigan’s Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, Saul Dibb’s Journey’s End, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying, Dee Rees’ Mudbound, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water and Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here.

Each of the festival’s themed strands will have its own gala. They are Amant Double in Dare, The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales in Family, Blade of the Immortal in Thrill, Foxtrot in Debate, The Meyerowitz Stories in Laugh, On Chesil Beach in Love, Redoubtable in Create, Shiraz: A Romance of India in Cult and Wonderstruck in Journey.

There will be special presentations for Clio Barnard’s Dark River, Michael Haneke’s Happy End, Sally Potter’s The Party, Lucrecia Martel’s Zama, Sebastián Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman, Greg Barker’s The Final Year and Shirin Neshat’s Looking for Oum Kulthum. In addition, the festival will present the first two episodes of the David Fincher-produced series Mindhunter for the first time to European audiences.

Gabby   //   August 31,2017   //   0 Comments   •   Film Projects, Lady Bird

The first official poster for Lady Bird has been released! According to several websites, such as Deadline and Variety, the film will be premiering on Telluride Film Festival (and apparently that’s happening tomorrow night, September 1, 2017).

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Gabby   //   August 23,2017   //   0 Comments   •   Loving Vincent

The good news just keep coming! It was announced earlier today that Loving Vincent is getting a premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, which will be broadcast live from the National Gallery on October 9, 2017, to cinemas across the UK. Tickets go on-sale for the UK-wide screenings on August 23, 2017, at LovingVincent.Film.

The 61st BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is delighted to announce the UK premiere of Loving Vincent. Broadcast live from the National Gallery on Monday 9 October, audiences in cinemas across the country are invited to experience the film premiere and the following Q&A with special guests. Tickets go on-sale for the UK-wide screenings from Wednesday 23 August at LovingVincent.Film. Tickets for the National Gallery premiere go on sale to BFI Members on Thursday 24 August and to the public from 31 August, and will be available from the National Gallery website.

Loving Vincent is a stunning, fully painted animated feature, starring Douglas Booth and Oscar-nominated Saoirse Ronan and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. Loving Vincent explores the life and controversial death of Vincent van Gogh, told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.

Loving Vincent stars Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Chris O’Dowd, Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan, Aidan Turner, Helen McCrory, Eleanor Tomlinson and John Sessions. Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman co-directed the feature with Hugh Welchman also producing alongside Sean Bobbitt for the Oscar-winning BreakThru Films (Peter and the Wolf) and Ivan MacTaggart for Trademark Films (Shakespeare in Love). David Parfitt and Silver Reel’s Claudia Bluemhuber and Ian Hutchinson served as executive producers. The film’s musical score was composed and arranged by Grammy nominated Clint Mansell (Black Swan).

Gabby   //   August 22,2017   //   1 Comment   •   Lady Bird, On Chesil Beach

Saoirse’s presence at Toronto International Film Festival has been confirmed! She’ll be attending the premieres of Lady Bird and On Chesil Beach, both during the event’s opening weekend. The festival’s full lineup has been revealed, including more information about both movies, such as new summaries and running times.

Lady Bird

USA / 94 minutes / 2017 / STC / Colour / English / International Premiere

A rebellious young woman (Saoirse Ronan) navigates the pressures and constraints of Catholic school and life in Sacremento, in Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut.

Christine McPherson (Saoirse Ronan, also appearing at this year’s Festival in On Chesil Beach) — affectionately known and self-proclaimed as Lady Bird — is an ambitious, bright, and precocious high school senior. Longing to break free of suburban Sacramento, she dreams of a different life full of east coast skyscrapers, Ivy League universities, and cosmopolitan culture.

With modest grades and no alumni connections to speak of, Lady Bird needs extracurriculars to beef up her college applications. Joining the drama club leads to new friends (sometimes at the expense of old ones), first loves, and a social life in full swing. Dealing with her critical mother and succeeding at math do not come as easily. With her dad recently laid off, her mom working double shifts as a nurse, and her brother and his girlfriend — Berkeley grads — working at the supermarket, she is keenly aware that post–high school life is no walk in the park. Old enough to appreciate what she has, but not always mature enough to show it, sometimes she just wants to go shopping for her prom dress rather than putting her clothes away.

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