BFI Southbank announces programme for September and October

BFI Southbank has unveiled a packed programme for September and early October, beginning with a retrospective of Denis Villeneuve. Ahead of the 21 October UK release of the director’s hotly anticipated adaptation of Frank Herbert’s epic adventure Dune (2021), this season offers audiences a chance to familiarise themselves with Villeneuve’s bold filmography, from early arthouse favourites to … Read more

TIFF announces 46th edition of the festival will take place in September

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will kick off 10 days of exceptional international and Canadian cinema with over 100 films in its Official Selection, events featuring acclaimed industry guests, and TIFF’s Industry Conference. Recognized as the world’s largest public film festival, TIFF is poised to bring the theatrical experience back to life and continue … Read more

Dune to make out-of-competition world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival

Dune, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049), will have its out-of-competition world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia, directed by Alberto Barbera (September 1—11, 2021). Dune, presented by Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, is the highly anticipated big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal science fiction bestseller of the same name. The film will be shown on Friday 3 September 2021, in the Sala Grande at the Palazzo del Cinema on the … Read more

David Heuring: “Nothing Beats The Big Screen”

NOTHING BEATS THE BIG SCREEN On 3 December, Warner Bros. announced that its 17 films scheduled for 2021, including Dune and The Matrix 4, would be released simultaneously in theatres and on the company’s streaming service, HBO Max. Jason Kilar, chief executive of WarnerMedia, cast the decision as future-savvy nod to the fans, and necessary, … Read more

Market Report: Cinema

Screen Burn For around half its life the cinema has faced a series of rivals that have threatened its existence. TV in the ‘50s, the ‘80s home video boom and, most recently, the streaming revolution. Each time it has managed to adapt or even reinvent itself to survive by offering new technologies or changing its … Read more

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