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Stef   /   May 18, 2020   /   0 Comments

New posters, stills and more of Eva in Proxima and The Luminaries have been added to the gallery. Enjoy the new additions!

G   /   September 25, 2019   /   1 Comment

Proxima, a film by Alice Winocour starring Eva Green and Matt Dillon, will hit French cinema on November 27, and UK cinema on April 17, 2020.
SYNOPSIS: Sarah is a French astronaut who trains fiercely at the Cologne Space Center, the only woman among European astronauts. She lives alone with her seven-year-old daughter, Stella, whom she showers with anxious love, feeling guilty for not being able to devote more time to her. When Sarah is chosen to go on a one-year space mission called Proxima, her life and that of Stella are turned upside down.

G   /   September 22, 2019   /   0 Comments

Below are videos from Eva’s arrival, the official photocall, press conference and interviews from San Sebastian International Film Festival.




G   /   September 09, 2019   /   1 Comment

This an excerpt video clip for the press for both Toronto International Film Festival and San Sebastián Film Festival. The official theatrical trailer will be launched very shortly.

Alice Winocour’s PROXIMA stars Eva Green, Matt Dillon, Lars Eidinger, Zélie Boulant-Lemesle, Sandra Hüller and Aleksey Fateev.

In French cinema on November 27 and UK cinema on April 17, 2020.

G   /   September 08, 2019   /   0 Comments

Proxima director Alice Winocour presented the film during Toronto International Film Festival. Below is the Q&A session after the world premiere.

Video contains mild spoilers.

G   /   September 05, 2019   /   1 Comment

Below is the complete screening schedule for Alice Winocour’s PROXIMA starring Eva. As reported earlier, the film will compete in the festival’s Platform section.

September 06 (Friday)
Scotiabank Theatre
Press & Industry

September 07 (Saturday)
Winter Garden Theatre
Subtitled, Extended

September 08 (Sunday)
Scotiabank Theatre

September 10 (Tuesday)
Scotiabank Theatre
Press & Industry

September 13 (Friday)
TIFF Bell Lightbox

For more information, kindly visit TIFF’s official website.

G   /   September 03, 2019   /   0 Comments

by Andreas Wiseman
Picturehouse Entertainment has nabbed UK distribution rights to Alice Winocour’s buzzed-about upcoming astronaut drama Proxima, starring Eva Green (The Dreamers).

The buzz is strong on this one, which will have its world premiere in the Platform strand at the Toronto Film Festival before making its European debut in competition at San Sebastian.

Green plays Sarah, a French astronaut slated to leave Earth on a one-year mission on the spaceship Proxima. Amidst arduous training and as the only woman in a group of male astronauts, she must also prepare for separation from her eight-year-old daughter. Starring alongside are Oscar-nominee Matt Dillon, Lars Eidinger (Personal Shopper), Sandra Hüller (Toni Erdmann) and Alexei Fateev (Loveless).

The deal was negotiated by Clare Binns and Paul Ridd of Picturehouse with Agathe Theodore on behalf of Pathe Films. The distribution arm of Picturehouses will release the film on 17 April, 2020.

The movie is Winocour’s third feature film as director. She began her filmmaking career in 2005 with the acclaimed short Kitchen, which was nominated for a Cannes Palme d’Or for Best Short. Her first feature Augustine premiered in Cannes 2012, followed by Un Certain Regard entry Disorder in 2015. She wrote the screenplay for Oscar-nominated Mustang (2015).

Clare Binns Joint MD of Picturehouse Entertainment, said, “I am delighted to be working on a new film by a director I greatly admire, Alice Winocour. This new work builds on her already impressive roster of thoughtful and excitingly visual cinema. Proxima literally takes us into the stratosphere with its amazing international cast and outstanding performances from veteran Eva Green and incredible newcomer Zélie Boulant. Their pairing is the beating heart of this powerfully emotional story. UK audiences will fall in love with this wonderful film.”

Agathe Theodore, senior VP of international sales added, “We are thrilled that Picturehouse will be introducing Proxima to UK audiences. Their marketing strength and filmmaker-friendly culture are a great fit for Alice Winocour’s film. Picturehouse is a great home for international directors with unique personal visions”.

G   /   August 22, 2019   /   0 Comments

by Ed Meza
The Darren Aronofsky-produced Brazilian title “Pacified,” by American director Paxton Winters, Alice Winocour’s French-German astronaut drama “Proxima” and Polish film director Małgorzata Szumowska’s psychological thriller “The Other Lamb” are among the six final competition selections for September’s 67th San Sebastian Film Festival.

Also vying for San Sebastian’s Golden Shell will be U.K. drama “Rocks,” from “Suffragette” director Sarah Gavron, Sonthar Gyal’s Chinese production “Lhamo And Skalbe” and Gonçalo Waddington’s Portuguese-German kidnap mystery “Patrick.”

Adding three works from female filmmakers, San Sebastian has brought the number of competition contenders directed by women to six, just over one-third of the section.

“Pacified,” starring Bukassa Kabengele, Cassia Nascimento and José Loreto, centers on the friendship between a street-smart 13-year-old girl and an ex-trafficker who live in a Rio favela.

In “Proxima,” Eva Green stars as an astronaut and single mother who signs up for a year-long space mission, a move that not only pits her against a chauvinistic all-male crew, but also her young daughter. Matt Dillon and Germany’s Lars Eidinger also star.

“Patrick” tells the story of an 8-year-old who is kidnapped in Portugal in the spring of 1999 and reappears 12 years later in a jail cell in Paris. The film features Hugo Fernandes, Teresa Sobral and Carla Maciel.

In “Rocks,” starring Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali and D’Angelou Osei Kissiedu, a popular teenage girl with big dreams and an adoring little brother sees her world turn upside down when her mother suddenly leaves.

“Lhamo And Skalbe,” with Sonam Nyima, Dekyid and Sechok Gyal, turns on a man who is unable to marry his betrothed due to a previous marriage, so sets off in search of his estranged wife in the hopes of getting a divorce.

Described as a haunting and nightmarish tale, “The Other Lamb” centers in of a young girl born into an alternative religion – all women and female children – who live in a rural compound led by a man known only as Shepherd. Raffey Cassidy, Michiel Huisman and Denise Gough star.

A total of 17 productions are vying for San Sebastian’s Golden Shell at what is the highest profile movie event in the Spanish-speaking world. The San Sebastian Film Festival runs Sept. 20-28.

G   /   August 07, 2019   /   0 Comments

by Kate Erbland
The festival’s most distinctive section includes a strong showing from female directors and rising filmmakers from around the world.

The Toronto International Film Festival has announced the fifth edition of its Platform lineup, a director-driven section that aims to showcase original names in international cinema. This year, Platform will screen to 10 feature films, including world premieres from Julie Delpy, Alice Winocour, and Anthony Chen. The section will also host a number of debut films, including Darius Marder’s “Sound of Metal” and David Zonana’s “Workforce.”

Of the 10 features in this year’s selection, 40 percent are directed by women. All but one are world premieres, and they hail from all over the world, including Europe, Latin America, East Asia, and the U.S. Sarah Gavron’s “Rocks,” which follows “a teenager who fears that she and her little brother will be forced apart if anyone finds out they are living alone,” will open the section. The international premiere of Pietro Marcello’s “Martin Eden,” an adaptation of the Jack London novel of the same name, serves as the closing night selection.

“With a dynamic, international slate that assembles some of brightest cinematic voices of today and tomorrow, this year’s lineup distills the essence of the Festival,” said Cameron Bailey, Platform Co-Curator and TIFF Artistic Director and Co-Head in an official statement. “These films tackle some of the most urgent concerns of our day using original, exciting cinematic language.”

“Competitions should celebrate the range of what great cinema is and what it can accomplish. Platform is alive to those possibilities,” added Platform Co-Curator Andréa Picard. “Whether they are debuts or mid-career works, these films push the boundaries of narrative filmmaking in surprising and rigorous ways, some using documentary or experimental techniques in their approaches. Audiences will recognize similar themes emerge like a global collective subconscious, but what is truly exciting is the varied means of cinematic expression on display.”

This year’s edition of the festival will mark the fifth time the Platform section has been a part of the festival, as it was first announced in 2015. The section is designed to “champion up to 12 works with high artistic merit that also demonstrate a strong directorial vision.”

It is also only TIFF section with an official jury. This year, that includes award-winning filmmaker Athina Rachel Tsangari, newly appointed Berlin Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian, and Variety international film critic Jessica Kiang. The three-person jury will pick the winner of the Toronto Platform Prize, which includes an award of $20,000 CAD presented to the Best Film in the lineup.

Previous standout Platform selections include Alex Ross Perry’s “Her Smell” (2018), Karyn Kusama’s “Destroyer” (2018), Clio Barnard’s “Dark River” (2017), Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” (2016), and Gabriel Mascaro’s “Neon Bull” (2015).

Below are the newest additions to the TIFF 2019 lineup, including the full Platform slate. Stay tuned for more programming announcements in the days to come.


“Anne at 13,000 ft,” directed by Kazik Radwanski, World Premiere

“Martin Eden,” directed by Pietro Marcello, International Premiere Platform Closing Film

“The Moneychanger (Así Habló El Cambista),” directed by Federico Veiroj, World Premiere

“My Zoe,” directed by Julie Delpy, World Premiere

“Proxima,” directed by Alice Winocour, World Premiere

“Rocks,” directed by Sarah Gavron, World Premiere Platform Opening Film

“The Sleepwalkers (Los Sonámbulos),” directed by Paula Hernández, World Premiere

“Sound of Metal,” directed by Darius Marder, World Premiere

“Wet Season,” directed by Anthony Chen, World Premiere

“Workforce (Mano De Obra),” directed by David Zonana, World Premiere

The Toronto International Film Festival runs September 5 – 15 in Toronto, Canada.

G   /   May 19, 2019   /   0 Comments

by Tom Grater
Charles Dance has joined the cast of sci-fi A Patriot alongside Eva Green and Helen Hunt, with the project now heading for an August shoot.

Dan Pringle is attached to direct from an original screenplay he wrote. Adam J. Merrifield is producing through White Lantern Film, which he runs with Pringle.

John McDonnell and Brendan Mccarthy of Fantastic Films have joined the film as co-producers; their feature Vivarium premiered in Cannes Critics Week yesterday (May 18).

Executive producers are Damian Jones and John Giwa-Amu. The project is now in prep and is due to shoot in August 1 in Dublin for six weeks, with The Exchange handling sales in Cannes.

A Patriot takes place in a future authoritarian state that has walled itself away from a world ravaged by climate chaos and resource wars. The story follows an unquestioning Border Corp Captain as she fights to defend the purity of the population, until a chance discovery makes her doubt the authorities she has pledged her allegiance and life to protect.

The feature is fully-financed by Piccadilly Pictures and is a UK, Ireland, Belgium co-production. Dutch Angle are Belgium co-producers on the film.

A Patriot was previously announced with Tim Robbins and Kathy Bates, who both departed due to scheduling conflict and have been replaced by Dance and Hunt respectively.

G   /   April 12, 2019   /   1 Comment

Katharine Arnold is a renowned international aerialist who has performed all over the world on hoops, silks, cage and rope whether as a solo act, as part of a duo or as member of a circus troupe. We recently caught up with Katharine to talk about her career, her work on Dumbo and training Eva Green.
You have a very impressive and diverse CV. You’ve done theatre, film, print, cabarets, events and the London Olympics. What are your favourite career highlights?

Well, as you might guess, working on Dumbo is one of them! It was an amazing and magical experience. I also tour regularly with a company called La Soirée which is a cabaret show in a spiegeltent with a tiny red stage, and it’s one of the most intimate, charming and funny shows out there. The Olympics was pretty epic to work on, and I’m currently performing a solo aerial act at Le Lido in Paris which is a beautiful and historic venue on the Champs Elysées with 50 showgirls and boys, a gazillion feathers and an ice rink!! Plus too many more to count! Can you tell I love what I do….
You’re mostly known as an aerialist and trapeze artist but you’re also a choreographer, creative director, consultant, stunt performer, DJ, body double and instructor, which of these different hats do you enjoy wearing the most?

My first love is still performing, and I’ll hopefully do it until I can’t any more! But I really enjoy the creative process and I love to choreograph and consult on artistic projects as well. I am also a fan of variety in my work (low boredom threshold!) so I like being able to move from one thing to another, and I genuinely enjoy all of it.

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