Mexican immigrant tale ‘Sansón and Me’ wins Best Film at Sheffield Doc/Fest
Mexican American director Rodrigo Reyes Sanson and me won Best Film at Sheffield Doc/Fest in the UK (June 23-28). Set between Mexico and the United States, it explores the journey of a Mexican who was orphaned as a child and ends up serving two life sentences for first-degree murder in Bay State Prison in California. . Special mentions went to Ukrainian director Volodymyr Tykhyy One day in Ukraine and Lebanese filmmaker Nadim Mishlawi After the end of the world. In other awards, Dutch filmmaker Rosa Ruth Boesten won Best First Feature for Master of Lighta biopic about classic painter George Anthony Morton, who spent a decade in federal prison in the United States for drug trafficking before finding his calling.
Pedro Almodóvar signs Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal for the western short film “Strange Way Of Life”
Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar is preparing to shoot a western short film with Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal, titled A strange way of life. The director teased story details in a note released by El Deseo, the Madrid-based film company he runs with his brother Agustín Almodóvar. “A man rides a horse across the desert that separates him from Bitter Creek. He comes to visit Sheriff Jake. Twenty-five years earlier, the sheriff and Silva, the rancher who comes to meet him, worked together as hitmen,” he wrote. “Silva visits him with the excuse of reuniting with his childhood friend, and they do indeed celebrate their reunion, but the next morning Sheriff Jake tells him that the reason for his trip is not to go back in time. old friendship. …. I don’t have to say more so as not to reveal all the surprises of the scenario”, he added. It will be shot in the Tabernas desert, in the province of Almeria, in the south-east of Spain, in a village built 50 years ago by Sergio Leone to shoot his dollar trilogy with Clint Eastwood.
“Celebrity Juice” To finish after 14 years
The much-loved British entertainment show Celebrity Juice will end after 26 seasons, 300 episodes and 14 years, ending later this year with two farewell specials of its best moments. The ITV2 show, hosted by Keith Lemon, sees the presenter playing wild games and teasing guests including Ed Sheeran and Pamela Anderson. It has been an ITV2 favorite throughout the process, launching in 2008 and subsequently airing hundreds of episodes over biannual seasons. Paul Mortimer, ITV2 Directory of Reality, Acquisitions and Controller, praised Lemon’s “unbounded humor and outrageous antics which have redefined the comedy panel experience”. Lemon will continue to appear on the channel in Shopping with Keith Lemon, which returns later this year for a third season. The series is produced by Talkback.
Edinburgh International Film Festival unveils new program structure and retrospectives
The Edinburgh International Film Festival has unveiled a new program structure for its 75th edition from August 12-20, which will be the inaugural edition under new creative director Kristy Matheson. As part of the revamp, there will be five new installments, covering ‘Night Moves’, ‘The Conversation’, ‘Heartbreakers’, ‘The Chamber’ and ‘Postcards From The Edge’ – and a new competitive section for ‘The Powell and Pressburger Award”. for best feature film.’ The festival also announced two major retrospectives: “Social Studies: Six Films by Tanaka Kinuyo” on the Japanese actor-turned-director and a thematic season “Reframing the Gaze: Experiments in Women’s Filmmaking, 1972 to Now” curated by Kim Knowles. The full lineup will be announced on July 20.