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Inside Out Lgbtq Fest Unveils 2019 Finance Forum Selection (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Inside Out, Canada’s largest Lgbtq film festival, distributor, and booster of Lgbtq content, has unveiled to Variety the 10 feature projects and eight international executives participating in its third annual Finance Forum.

“There’s a great variety to the projects this year,” Inside Out executive director Andria Wilson said before the official Finance Forum announcement. “We’ve got docs in the lineup for the first time, and two really exciting U.K. projects. The directors and producers represent a diverse cross-section of perspectives, both from their lived experiences and their bodies of work.” The festival’s 2019 film slate will be announced May 3.

The Finance Forum takes place May 30-31, during the 29th edition of the Toronto Lgbt Film Festival. The first and only Lgbtq finance event of its kind in the world, Inside Out’s forum holds an open submission call, and also reaches out to international film funds, institutions,
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Movie Review – The Field Guide To Evil (2019)

The Field Guide To Evil. 2019.

Directed by Ashim Ahluwalia, Can Evrenol, Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz, Katrin Gebbe, Calvin Reeder, Agnieszka Smoczynska, Peter Strickland, and Yannis Veslemes.

Starring Birgit Minichmayr, Sarah Navratil, Claude Duhamel, Jilon VanOver, Vangelis Mourikis, Thomas Schubert, Niharika Singh, and Kannon Hicks.

Synopsis:

A feature-length anthology film. They are known as myths, lore, and folktales. Created to give logic to mankind’s darkest fears, these stories laid the foundation for what we now know as the horror genre.

As a lover of horror anthologies, it brings me no joy to find The Field Guide To Evil more rewarding in concept than practice. Eight different tales of worldwide urban legends, myths, and folklore from native filmmakers representing multiple countries. Germany, Poland, Turkey and more divulge their richest tradition-based fears, falling harder than most into the “mixed bag” nature of shorthand cinematic collaborations. Perfect lineups are rarer than spotting the
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Fear Goes International In The Field Guide To Evil Trailer

Following a year-long festival run that began at SXSW 2018, the latest Ant Timpson/Tim League horror anthology production The Field Guide to Evil is set to have a limited theatrical release in North America starting on March 29th. The film is the partial result of a new kind of profit sharing crowd funded project through MicroVentures where fans were invited to contribute. The pitch was a film in eight parts directed by nine of the world's hottest genre filmmakers based on the folklore or mythology of their homeland. The participating directors include Calvin Lee Reeder (USA), Ashim Ahluwalia (India), Peter Strickland (Hungary), Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala (Austria), Agnieszka Smoczynska (Poland), Katrin Gebbe (Germany), Can Evrenol (Turkey), and Yannis Veslemes (Norway).  I saw the film at its world premiere...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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Watch the Trailer for The Field Guide To Evil, Coming to Theaters & VOD Platforms on March 29th

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Featuring eight segments of horror based on frightening folklore from countries around the world, The Field Guide to Evil is coming to theaters and VOD on March 29th, and you can now watch the new trailer for the eclectic horror anthology.

Read the official press release for additional details on The Field Guide to Evil, check here to read Heather Wixson's SXSW interview with some of the filmmakers behind the new movie, and you can get an idea of what to expect in the new trailer below.

Press Release: New York, NY --- Tuesday, February 19, 2019 --- On March 29th, the terrifying new horror anthology The Field Guide To Evil will be released to theaters across America and all digital platforms. A new poster and trailer for the film debut today at fieldguidetoevil.com.

In Field Guide, eight of the most exciting new voices in international horror were asked to
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Film Review: Miss Lovely (2012) by Ashim Ahluwalia

Miss Lovely” was the independent film from India that competed in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes Film Festival in 2012. 2013 was one of the best years of the Indian history of independent cinemas.Even though the Indian independent cinema collective has made its presence felt in the beginning of 2000 itself, they were made to stay away with bowed heads out of an imposed inferiority of untouchability. However , the decisions of the national film award juries of 2013 brought them to the front rows.That year, Anand Gandhi’s “Ship of Theseus” was selected as the best film and Ashim Ahluwalia’s “Miss Lovely” got the special jury award for best film. These two films respectively got the award for the best female actor in a supporting role and best production design also.

Other than the year 2015 , all years that followed also were that of the success stories of the independent cinemas.
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The Field Guide to Evil Brings Horror Titles from Across the World to Audiences this Spring

The Field Guide to Evil is an upcoming horror anthology. The anthology has brought together eight films, from several very different cultures and climates. Director Can Evrenol of Baskin (2015) fame has been involved along with other directors, including: Ashim Ahluwalia (Miss Lovely) Severin Fiala (Goodnight Mommy), Agnieszka Smoczynska (The Lure) and many others. The Field Guide to Evil recently had its World Premiere in Austin, Texas. Here, the film was well received and interviews were given. Director Yannis Veslemes (Norway) was interviewed by the Daily Dead. He said of the anthology and its horror mash-up: "everyone that was involved, I sense that they took stories from their traditions and they mixed things up in a very personal way. So, it's a documentary in some ways." This title brings horror stories, from many different countries, to the screen. As well, director Calvin Lee Reeder mentions the length of some of the
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First Look at Terrence Malick’s Vr Experience ‘Together,’ Premiering at SXSW

After experimenting with his form of boundary-pushing, cinema-as-memory films to great, succesful lengths with his last three narrative features–not to mention Voyage of Time, which we’re still awaiting an actual U.S. release for–Terrence Malick will return to more of a traditional script with his WWII drama Radegund, hopefully releasing later this year. But first, after splicing in avant-garde and experiential touches with his last few films, he’s making the natural step into virtual reality.

Premiering at South by Southwest Festival–where he gave a rare public talk last year–on March 13 is the Vr experience Together, which is directed by Malick and shot by cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto (Silence, The Wolf of Wall Street, Brokeback Mountain). Clocking in at 5 minutes and 46 seconds and featuring music by Simon Franglen, see the synopsis below, as well as the first look above.

Together” is a Vr experience about the power of human connection.
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SXSW announces Midnighters Lineup! Isle of Dogs to close the festival

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals announced its Midnighters Lineup for the 25th edition of the Festival, which runs March 9-18 in Austin, Texas.

The SXSW Midnighters section is a perennial favorite for SXSW audiences thrilled by the weird, electric, and sometimes terrifying selections. Featuring 10 genre films, including 6 World Premieres, the slate includes dark comedies, thrillers, Sci-Fi, mystery and slasher horror from a mix of established and first-time filmmakers. The Midnighters, as well as 12 additional films, which are included in the 132 total features now to be screened at the SXSW 2018 Film Festival.

“It is the highlight of my year to get to dive into the yearly pool of genre film submissions and see what wild and devilish ideas these filmmakers have brought to life,” said Jarod Neece, SXSW Senior Film Programmer in a press release. “This year’s Midnighters, made both by veteran filmmakers and many first-timers, are
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SXSW 2018 Midnighters Include Hereditary, Upgrade, The Ranger, Field Guide To Evil

  • DailyDead
Following the announcement that John Krasinski's A Quiet Place will be the opening night movie at SXSW, the anticipated Midnighters genre slate has now been revealed, including the buzzed-about Hereditary (read Heather Wixson's Sundance review here), Leigh Whannell's Upgrade, Jenn Wexler's The Ranger, and Field Guide to Evil.

You can check out the full list of Midnighters below, and visit the official SXSW website for more information on the festival's schedule.

From SXSW: "The SXSW Midnighters section is a perennial favorite for SXSW audiences thrilled by the weird, electric, and sometimes terrifying selections. Featuring 10 genre films, including 6 World Premieres, the slate includes dark comedies, thrillers, Sci-Fi, mystery and slasher horror from a mix of established and first-time filmmakers. The Midnighters, as well as 12 additional films, which are included in the 132 total features now to be screened at the SXSW 2018 Film Festival.

Scary, funny, sexy, controversial – provocative
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'Goodnight Mommy' creators to premiere horror anthology at SXSW

'Goodnight Mommy' creators to premiere horror anthology at SXSW
Wes Anderson’s Isle Of Dogs to close Austin event; select guests to attend Alita: Battle Angel set on opening night party.

Goodnight Mommy directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala are among a coterie of directors whose horror anthology Field Guide To Evil will receive its world premiere in Midnighters at SXSW next month.

Field Guide To Evil (pictured) contains vignettes about the origins of folklore and boasts a director roster of Peter Stickland (The Duke Of Burgundy, Berberian Sound Studio), Agnieszka Smoczynska, Katrin Gebbe, Can Evrenol, Calvin Reeder (The Oregonian), Ashim Ahluwalia, and Yannis Veslemes.

Midnighters comprises 10 selections, six of which are world premieres. They include: Saw writer Leigh Whannell’s tech horror Upgrade; Owen Egerton’s horror film Blood Fest; Stephen Susco’s dark web tale Untitled Blumhouse-Bazelevs Film; Jenn Wexler’s slasher film The Ranger; and Colin Minihan’s What Keeps You Alive.

The selection includes Ari Aster’s recent Sundance hot ticket Hereditary from A24
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Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ Set to Close SXSW

Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ Set to Close SXSW
This year’s South by Southwest Conference and Festivals has announced the remainder of its film festival program, including the full run of their Midnighters, Shorts, Virtual Cinema, Music Video, Title Sequence, and the brand-new Independent Episodic lineup, along with a number of additions to their Features slate. Additionally, the festival has announced that the North American premiere of Wes Anderson’s highly anticipated new stop-motion feature, “Isle of Dogs,” will serve as the event’s Closing Night Film, following the film’s world premiere at Berlin. The festival has also added a number of Sundance favorites, including “Sorry to Bother You,” “Blindspotting,” and “Science Fair.”

This year’s Midnighter’s section — a long-time favorite of the genre-loving SXSW audiences — features 10 genre films, including six world premieres, with offerings that span dark comedies, thrillers, sci-fi, mystery, and slasher horror from a mix of established and first-time filmmakers.

Highlights include Ari Aster’s “Hereditary,
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Arjun Rampal Gives Gawli A New Life In Daddy

Starring Arjun Rampal, Aishwarya Rajesh, Nishikant Kamat, Farhan Akhtar

Directed by Aushim Ahluwalia

Ask any actor of some worth. It is not easy to play a known living character. Audiences and the character that you are playing, plus their close associates, judge the performance with scrutinized harshness and normally find it wanting.

Not this time. Not Arun Gawli. Not Arjun Rampal who has shaped into one of Hindi cinema’s most dependable actors who does his roles with such smooth efficiency and such noiseless excellence that we are liable to miss the point.

Don’t make the mistake of confusing Arjun’s laidback wisdom in portraying the gangster-philanthropist-parliamentarian-convict Arun Gawle, as a Devganesque laziness. This is a power-packed implosive performance. Rampal plays Gawli as a time bomb waiting to explode. There are no extra toppings, fringe benefits, perks or bonuses to this performance.

Rampal plays it straight. Auteur director Ashim Ahluwalia
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Arjun Rampal debuts as screenplay writer with Arun Gawli biopic, Daddy

Arjun Rampal debuts as screenplay writer with Arun Gawli biopic, Daddy
Arjun Rampal’s much awaited film; Daddy is a biopic on gangster-politician Arun Gawli. Besides co-producing the project, Rampal has also forayed into script writing with this movie. He has been credited for co-writing the screenplay along with director Ashim Ahluwalia. Explaining the new role, Rampal says, “Three years ago, someone approached me to play Gawli.Read More

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Here’s how a reclusive Ashim Ahluwalia agreed to direct Arjun’s Daddy

Here’s how a reclusive Ashim Ahluwalia agreed to direct Arjun’s Daddy
Ashim Ahluwalia, who won the National Award Special Jury for Miss Lovely, isn’t someone whom a producer or an actor can easily convince to collaborate for a film. Nonetheless, Arjun Rampal got lucky to get the director to come on board for Daddy, his biopic on the life of gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli that releases on September 8,Read More

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“I started Arun Gwali’s biopic without his permission” – Arjun Rampal

“I started Arun Gwali’s biopic without his permission” – Arjun Rampal
One hears that you were planning a biopic on another gangster when you switched to doing one on Arun Gawli… Yes, three years ago, director Ashim Ahluwalia and I were planning a film on another don when some guys approached me to play Arun Gawli. They assured me that they had the rights and showedRead More

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Exclusive: “Yes, I did take 25 plus takes for the scene!”

Actress Aishwarya Rajesh, who is known for doing versatile roles in Tamil, has spread her spectrum and has worked on the Bollywood project Daddy, starring Arjun Rampal and directed by Ashim Ahluwalia.

The actress apparently took over 25 takes for a scene especially because she didn’t know both Marathi and Hindi. In an exclusive chat with Behindwoods and talking about her experience, the talented actress said:

“Yes, I did take 25 takes for the scene. The scene was a very lengthy one for Daddy. I was not fine with prompting and wanted to speak the lines. However, I didn’t...
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Arjun Rampal goes deep and dark into Daddy

Forthcoming thriller, Daddy, is based on the life of infamous gangster turned politician Arun Gawli, who ruled Mumbai in the late 80’s and 90’s. It stars Arjun Rampal who has gone so completely in the character you don’t even recognize him.

The noir film, is much like Narcos, a show based on the life of drug king Pablo Escobar, which received an incredible fan following in India when it was released a few years ago. The story showcased Escobar’s rise from being an ordinary dealer to the biggest drug mafia in South America. Indian director Ashim Ahluwalia and actor Arjun Rampal now present their own version. Forthcoming thriller, Daddy, is based on the life of infamous gangster turned politician Arun Gawli, who ruled Mumbai in the late 80’s and 90’s.

The power, the courage, the madness that Narcos and Daddy’s lead characters exude is unparalleled. Both expose
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Arjun Rampal will be attending The Bollywood Festival Norway in Oslo

Arjun Rampal will be attending The Bollywood Festival Norway in Oslo next month where his upcoming film Daddy will be screened as the closing film of the 15th annual event on the 14th of September this year. Arjun Rampal’s much talked-about film Daddy, which is based on the story of Mumbai-based gangster Arun Gawli, has been directed by National Award-winner Ashim Ahluwalia.

The film has been making waves and of course by the impressive transformation of Arjun Rampal into the character.

From the rough streets and back alleys of Central Mumbai comes the sensational true story of Arun Gawli, a man who scripted his own destiny, eventually going on to become one of India’s most feared gangsters. Today he remains an enigmatic figure; at once a volatile, power-hungry criminal for some and the respected “Daddy” or a modern day Robin Hood for the working-class neighbourhood he belongs to.
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