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Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer starts shooting with Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman

23 Aug, 2016 Productions
by Film4 Team

Shooting has started in Cincinnati on The Killing of a Sacred Deer,​ which reunites Colin Farrell with director/producer Yorgos Lanthimos, following the critical and commercial success of The Lobster. Nicole Kidman also stars as the wife of Farrell’s character, along with Barry Keoghan (’71), Raffey Cassidy (Tomorrowland), Sunny Suljic (The Unspoken), Bill Camp (12 Years a Slave) and Alicia Silverstone (Clueless).

The film is also produced by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe’s Element Pictures, who were among the producers of The Lobster and Oscar …

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Film4-backed titles available for digital download

29 Jul, 2016 Productions Posted in:

39 titles from Film4′s library will be launched to buy or rent on iTunes and Amazon on August 1st, 2016. The collection includes classics and award-winners which will be available for digital download for the first time, bringing these culturally significant films to a new generation of cineastes.

The collection also illustrates Film4’s role in supporting the British film industry and nurturing new talent, as evidenced by the number of debut films in the collection, and the number of careers on …

Todd Strauss-Schulson on The Final Girls

05 Jul, 2016 Posted in: Directors, Film4 Summer Screen, Guest blog

Ahead of the Film4 Summer Screen presentation of The Final Girls, director Todd Strauss-Schulson reflects on the making of 2015′s heartfelt horror homage… 

The Final Girls came into my life when I most needed it. I had just finished my first movie, turned 30, and my father died, all within four weeks of each other. To say the least, it was an intense year.

The Final Girls arrived in my inbox as I was editing that movie. Josh and Mark who wrote …

Animal magic: a shorts round-up from the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival

24 Jun, 2016 Posted in: Festivals, Opinion

Catherine Bray rounds up some of the most interesting shorts from the 70th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Before Love

If the shorts I saw at Edinburgh this year had any sort of unifying theme, it might have been the projection of humanity into non-human spaces.

An experimental German short, Anome, from Lena Nissen, opens with a shot of a cat, staring impassively, the way cats do. It is used in a similar way to the cat in Paul Verhoeven’s …

Five questions for Jim Gillespie

22 Jun, 2016 Posted in: Directors, Edinburgh, Festivals, Interview

We grabbed five minutes with Jim Gillespie after his Edinburgh International Film Festival directing masterclass to put five burning questions to the man behind I Know What You Did Last Summer, whose Channel 4/BFI short Joyride helped launch his career.

Joyride

1. What’s the biggest change you’ve seen in the film industry since you made your Channel 4/BFI short, Joyride?

The rise of the “tent pole” movie to the exclusion of all those (often great) mid budget thrillers and dramas that used …

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