Cannes 2016: Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake Wins the Palme d’Or

Cannes 2016 Winners - I, Daniel Blake wins Palme d'OrCannes has long been a mainstay for Ken Loach on the festival circuit, with more than a dozen of his films making appearances there over the years. Ten years ago, he won his first Palme d’Or for The Wind That Shakes the Barley. And yesterday he walked away from Cannes 2016 with his second Palme d’Or in hand for his very well-received drama, I, Daniel Blake. Continue reading

eOne Acquires Captain Fantastic with Viggo Mortensen, Kathryn Hahn & More Added to Cast

Viggo-Mortensen-sliceDespite what you might think, based on the title alone, Matt Ross’ Captain Fantastic isn’t a superhero film, but a drama. A very well-cast drama, at that, with Viggo Mortensen taking the titular role.

Production started last month in Washington and New Mexico, and now the film officially has a distributor on our shores, with eOne acquiring distribution rights for the UK, Canada, and Australia/New Zealand, and it will also handle international sales outside the US.

Mortensen stars as an idealistic father who, after a decade of living off the grid in the forests of the Northwest Pacific, must return with his six young children and assimilate back into society. Continue reading