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WTFilms Launches ‘Apache: Gang of Paris’ at Unifrance Rendez-Vous

Paris-based sales agent WTFilms, which specializes in genre movies, is presenting Romain Quirot’s sophomore feature film, “Apache: Gang of Paris,” at the Unifrance Rendez-Vous in Paris. The pic is an ambitious revenge...

Gaspar Noe on ‘Vortex’ and the Changing World of Cinema

Argentine helmer Gaspar Noé’s latest feature “Vortex” world premiered in Cannes, where it was greeted with a standing ovation and critical acclaim. Variety spoke to the director at the Unifrance Rendez-vous in...

Environmental Filmmaker Cyril Dion Plans ‘Animal’ Follow-Up, First Fiction Project ‘Le Grand Vertige’

Filmmaker and environmental activist Cyril Dion is planning a follow-up documentary to his Cannes-selected documentary “Animal” as well as his first fiction feature film, adapted from Pierre Ducrozet’s eco-themed novel, “Le Grand...

Olivier Dahan on Simone Veil Biopic ‘Simone, A Woman of the Century’

Olivier Dahan’s “Simone, A Woman of the Century” completes the trilogy he began with the Edith Piaf biopic “La Vie en Rose,” starring Marion Cotillard, and “Grace of Monaco,” starring Nicole Kidman....

France’s Cyber Group Studios Expands its Global Reach

Cyber Group Studios, one of France’s leading animation studios, is reinforcing the quantity and range of its animation programming, with new partnerships with international broadcasters and platforms and a new real-time animation...

Faye Formisano’s Sundance-Playing VR Project ‘They Dream in My Bones’ Is Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s ‘Orlando’

France’s burgeoning VR sector is exploring the hybrid territory between commercial applications, film festivals and contemporary art museums. French producers and authorities are increasingly interested in VR and extended reality solutions against...

How Aardman Delivered ‘Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas’ During a Pandemic

In Aardman’s half-hour stop-motion comedy film “Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas,” Timmy the lamb finds himself whisked off on an adventure to the local town, hidden in a large parcel,...

Western Is Just One of the ‘Flavors’ of ‘The Mute Man of Sardinia,’ Director Matteo Fresi Says

In his film “The Mute Man of Sardinia” (“Il Muto di Gallura”) Turin-born Matteo Fresi reignites the feud between the Vasa and Mamia families, which caused the deaths of more than 70...

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