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Rocks: Drama starring schoolgirls wins British Independent Film Awards

Rocks: Drama starring schoolgirls wins British Independent Film Awards

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Altitude FilmsA film that cast unknown east London schoolgirls in most of its main roles has been honoured with five prizes at the British Independent Film Awards.Rocks won best British independent film, and one of its stars, Kosar Ali, 17, was named both best supporting actress and most promising newcomer.Rocks got glowing reviews when it came out last year and is now on Netflix.Its other winners included D'Angelou Osei Kissiedu, who was just seven when he played little brother Emmanuel.He was named best supporting actor, with a seven-decade age gap between him and the winner of the best actor award - Sir Anthony Hopkins, 83, who was recognised for playing a man struggling with dementia in The Father.Altitude FilmsTo find the young stars of Rocks, director Sarah Gavron and casting directo...
Sir Alex Ferguson’s life memories documented in film made after brain haemorrhage

Sir Alex Ferguson’s life memories documented in film made after brain haemorrhage

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Sir Alex Ferguson has revisited the most important moments of his life for a documentary filmed as he feared he might lose his memory following a brain haemorrhage.The film, directed by his son Jason, is set to premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival in March. In Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In, the former Rangers player and Manchester United boss looks back on his life and footballing career, which saw him pick up more trophies than any other manager in the sport's history. Image: Sir Alex won more trophies than any other manager in football. Pic: AP The documentary also features previously unseen archive footage, testimonies from his wife and three sons, and interviews with players including Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs, Gordon Strachan ...
‘Mank,’ ‘Minari’ lead Critics Choice film nominations

‘Mank,’ ‘Minari’ lead Critics Choice film nominations

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Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The nominees for the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards were announced on Monday, with Mank leading with 12 nominations, followed by Minari with 10. Mank is nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor for Gary Oldman, Best Supporting Actress for Amanda Seyfried, Best Director for David Fincher, Best Original Screenplay for Jack Fincher, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Hair and Makeup, Best Visual Effects and Best Score. Advertisement Minari is nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor for Steven Yeun, Best Supporting Actress for Yuh-Jung, Best Young Actor/Actress for Alan Kim, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director for Lee Isaac Chung, Best Original Screenplay for Chung, Best Cinematography, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Score...
Swedish Covid nurse to watch entire film festival alone in lighthouse

Swedish Covid nurse to watch entire film festival alone in lighthouse

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Getty ImagesA Swedish nurse has won a competition to watch the entire 60-movie programme of the Goteborg Film Festival from a lighthouse on an isolated island off the coast of Sweden.Lisa Enroth beat 12,000 film fans from around the world who applied.The nurse, who has worked on Covid-19 wards during the pandemic, said she hoped to enjoy "being part of a totally different kind of reality for a week". Festival organisers were forced to curtail the festival by the pandemic.There will be no screenings in cinemas - instead, the entire programme will be streamed online. Organisers said they were searching for a genuine movie fan that was emotionally and psychologically up to the task, the BBC's Maddy Savage reports from Stockholm. Ms Enroth, who said she has been "drained of energy" due to the ...
Peter Jackson releases five-minute sneak peek at upcoming Beatles film

Peter Jackson releases five-minute sneak peek at upcoming Beatles film

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Director Sir Peter Jackson has released a five-minute sneak peek of his long-awaited documentary about The Beatles. The film won't be open in UK cinemas until next summer, but Sir Peter said he wanted to share a montage in the meantime to cheer people up this Christmas. His selected clips show the Fab Four working in the studio, joking with the camera, and their last live gig, backed with a recording of the band's single and documentary namesake: Get Back. "We wanted to give the fans of The Beatles all over the world a holiday treat, so we put together this five-minute sneak peek at our upcoming theatrical film The Beatles: Get Back," the Oscar-winning director said."We hope it will bring a smile to everyone's faces and some much-needed joy at this difficult time." ...