Meanwhile, the trickle of rescheduling announcements became a flood. But even as many distributors whisked their products out of harm’s way, others decided to confront the uncertainty of lockdown head on. Curzon Artificial Eye, a company with a distribution wing whose recent successes include Cold War and The Souvenir, as well as a chain of arthouse cinemas and its own streaming platform, Curzon Home Cinema, opted to stick as closely as possible to its planned release schedule, albeit through streaming rather than cinemas. “Basically, there were two reasons that we were going to survive,” says the head of Curzon, Philip Knatchbull. “One was because of Parasite” – the UK release of the Oscar-winning Korean film had been a huge critical and financial success – “and the other was because of Curzon Home Cinema.” He adds: “We are hurting enormously. We are losing I don’t know how much a week. We don’t have any grants or … [Read more...] about The future of film: can cinema survive Covid-19?
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'It was freezing!' Rebel Wilson shares behind the scenes... Rebel Wilson shares unseen behind-the-scenes footage of the... EXCLUSIVE: Celebrity trainer Jono Castano Acero reveals how... Giving her a 'celebrity slap down!' Rebel Wilson's mother... … [Read more...] about ‘Social distancing dancing is not fun’: Rebel Wilson performs a routine from her hit film Pitch Perfect as she dances and sings in an empty studio amid the COVID-19 pandemic
She told BBC Breakfast on Sunday morning: "We have had this first part of the crisis, we don't know what lies ahead, so if we can have this one moment where we say thank you to each other and recharge our batteries for what may be a heavier time that lies ahead, then I think that is a beautiful moment." … [Read more...] about David and Victoria Beckham lead stars clapping for the NHS on its 72nd birthday as all their children are reunited
At the heart of it all is Kulig, who previously worked with Pawlikowski on The Woman in the Fifth and Ida, and who here delivers a star-making performance of astonishing range and depth. Before our eyes we see Zula transform from not-so-innocent young woman (she candidly confesses to spying on Wiktor for state security) to sultry jazz singer and raddled showgirl; from faux “pure Polish” belle to smoky Parisian chanteuse; from victim to victor and back again. Since Cold War’s rapturous debut at Cannes, Kulig has been widely compared to Jeanne Moreau, although her intelligence and tough sensuality reminded me more of Léa Seydoux; like her, Kulig could doubtless slip with ease between accomplished artist actor and badass Bond girl. Coincidentally, Kulig’s co-star, Tomasz Kot, was reportedly Danny Boyle’s choice for the next Bond villain – a possible source of the “creative conflicts” that led to Boyle’s recent departure from that … [Read more...] about Cold War review – love in a communist climate
“I will not speak about my deeds. It is true I saved children, bringing them to Switzerland. I forged identity cards with my brother when it was very dangerous if you were arrested especially if you were in the underground.” … [Read more...] about Renowned mime artist Marcel Marceau saved Jewish children from the Holocaust