Underscoring the breadth of artistic aspirations driving many of today’s European directors, Guillaume Canet’s “Blood Ties” is one of three English-language films helmed by a Euro director playing in Cannes’ official selection. A different animal from the likes of Louis Leterrier and Pierre Morel, 40-year-old thesp-turned-helmer Guillaume Canet didn’t jump into English-language filmmaking to work... Read more »
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germans lamented their unexpectedly poor showing at the Eurovision Song Contest, blaming Chancellor Angela Merkel's tough stance in the euro zone crisis for their failure to win any points from 34 of the 39 countries voting.
The Weinstein Co., TF1 DA and eOne are to partner on Suite Française, the Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts and Kristin Scott Thomas drama directed by Saul Dibb. TWC will handle U.S. rights, along with distribution rights in Latin America, Australia, Russia and Germany. Production starts in June on the 1940s-set film that’s based on Irene Nemirovsky’s novel about a young woman who lives with her controlling mother-in-law in Nazi-occupied France and ends up falling for a German officer. The 15M euro film will shoot in Belgium and Paris. The movie is produced by Qwerty Films’ Michael Kuhn and Andrea Cornwell. Xavier Marchand produces for eOne alongside Romain Brémond who produces for TF1. Harvey Weinstein is exec producer. France’s TF1 DA acquired rights to Nemirovsky’s unfinished novel in 2007. Dibb (The Duchess) adapted it for the screen with Matt Charman. TF1 has French rights to the film and eOne has distribution in the UK, Spain and Canada. TF1 International is selling.
LONDON (Reuters) - The single biggest risk to Britain's nascent economic recovery is continued eurozone weakness, the Bank of England's outgoing governor Mervyn King said in a television interview on Sunday.
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