If 2021 does go ahead, Emily recently teased there will be 'a hell of a lot of surprises', as she explained: 'We're rolling two festivals together for 2021. We've got a hell of a lot of surprises and things that we were planning for the 50th (anniversary) and we're going to try to get those things going for next year. … [Read more...] about Glastonbury Festival may not return until 2022 as event bosses claim it is ‘wishful thinking’ to believe the show will be back next year
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With social distancing measures loosened in Switzerland, artistic director Lili Hinstin and her team are attempting a hybrid approach. In addition to screening films online, three local cinemas will be playing festival selections. Yet there will be no large screenings in Piazza Grande, since so many eager cinemagoers gathered in one place could cause the virus to spread. The competition, as well as the awarding of the grand prize, the Golden Leopard, will not take place this year. … [Read more...] about How the Locarno Film Festival is reinventing itself
There are still some major films to debut, however, and ones that could have a huge impact on the race. The biggest of these is Vice from Adam McKay, following up The Big Short with a dramatisation of the life of Dick Cheney, played by Christian Bale, with Amy Adams taking on his wife. With a cast that also includes Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld, Sam Rockwell as George Bush, Bill Pullman as Nelson Rockefeller and Tyler Perry as Colin Powell, expect it to be a contender. There could also be love for Mary Poppins Returns, a film Disney has so much faith in that it reportedly led to them releasing their annual Star Wars offering in the summer just to avoid a clash. Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Colin Firth star. Netflix also has Susanne Bier’s post-apocalyptic thriller Bird Box which could be big for star Sandra Bullock while both the actress and best supporting actress races could see nods for Mary Queen of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. … [Read more...] about Oscars 2019: who are this year’s early frontrunners?
For some signatories, this criticism went too far. For instance, in the German weekly Die Zeit, director Dominik Graf distanced himself from all the Kosslick bashing. "Had I known that our declaration was to be published in this form, I wouldn't have signed it," Graf said. The petition did not aim to attack the festival's current director, but rather to reflect on the future of the Berlinale, he added. For Graf, Kosslick's first Berlinale in 2002 was the dawn of a new era for German cinema. … [Read more...] about What’s next for the Berlinale?
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