A scene from Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo.
Karlovy Vary Film Festival Unveils Lineup for 48th Edition
The annual event will open with Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo. The film, which stars Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris, is described as a “poetic fantasy story about the power and resolve to make any kind of sacrifice for a loved one.” Six world and seven international premieres will screen at the event, including Krzysztof Krauze and Joanna Kos-Krauze's Papusza, Yossi Madmony's A Place In Heaven, Jan Hřebejk's Honeymoon, Lance Edmands' Tribeca premiere Bluebird, Philippe Godeau’s 11.6, Xavier Bermúdez's The Value of Time, adn Ben Wheatley's A Field In England. Sundance alum Cutie and the Boxer is among the doc offerings this year. Indiewire reports.
David Lynch Set for Second Solo Album
The filmmaker's follow-up to his 2011 effort Crazy Clown Time is said to be a “tighter, more confident” album. The Big Dream is due July 15 and will include a cover of a Bob Dylan song and a collaboration with Swedish indie star Lykke Li. His first release was generally portrayed as a “weird dance album,” but the latest will be a “hybrid, modernized form of low-down blues.” “Most of the songs start out as a type of blues jam and then we go sideways from there,” Lynch said in a statement. “The blues is an honest and emotional form of music that is thrilling to the soul. I keep coming back to it because it feels so good.” The Guardian reports.
Lasse Hallstrom to Direct The Hundred-Foot Journey; Helen Mirren Eyeing Project
The story is an adaptation of the Richard C. Morais novel about the rivalry between an Indian restaurant and a Michelin three-star French establishment. The latter is run by Madame Mallory, a famous eccentric chef who reluctantly takes on a young Indian boy whose family owns the nearby restaurant as a protégé. Their partnership creates a culinary awakening in the boy. Though no casting has officially been announced, Deadline reports Helen Mirren is eyeing the role of Madame Mallory. She is currently starring in the West End play The Audience.
Outfest Names 5 Fellows for 2013 Screenwriting Lab
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences supports the program, now in its 11th year. The workshops, held in June, are a three-day mentor-led program taking place at the L.A. Athletic Club in addition to a public reading of the fellows' works at the 2013 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival taking place July 11 – 21. The projects include Adam Baran's The Hidden People, Rosie Haber's Soldedad, J. Michael Feldman's Be Well, Pete Mercurio's Found and Julia Dwyer Sullivan's Hag. TOH reports.
BAFTA Teams with Burberry for Talent Promotion Initiative
Dubbed “Breakthrough Brits,” the initiative will promote the U.K.'s future stars of film, television and games. Up to 20 newcomers will be selected to participate in a day of “in-depth career guidance and mentoring from leading industry figures at BAFTA's London headquarters in October.” The event will climax with an evening reception at Burberry's flagship story in the city, THR reports.