‘The Road Within’ Took Top Prize in the Rome Film Festival’s Alice Nella Città Section (Variety)

British director Stephen Daldry’s “Trash,” about a trio of charismatic kids living next to a Rio garbage dump who stumble upon evidence certain to bring down a corrupt politico, took the top nod at the recently reconfigured Rome Film Festival where, instead of a jury, prizes are decided by paying ticket holders, to serve as a testing ground for distributors. “Trash,” a South American answer of sorts to “Slumdog Millionaire,” world-preemed in Rio. Scripted by Richard Curtis, it features turns by Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara, alongside a mostly Brazilian cast. Universal will be releasing worldwide. Daldry’s previous three pics, “Billy Elliot,” “The Hours,” and “The Reader,” all earned Oscar noms. The top nod in the auteur-driven Cinema d’Oggi section went to prominent Chinese theater director Xu Ang’s “12 Citizens,” inspired by Sydney Lumet’s 1957 Hollywood classic “Twelve Angry Men.” The Mondo Genre section prize went to “Haider,” a 2014 Hindi drama directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, the third installment in his series based on Shakespearean dramas, a contempo adaptation of Hamlet, set against the Kashmir conflicts of 1995. Winner of the Cinema Italia section was feature film “Fino a qui tutto bene,” a youth drama by Roan Johnson; while the Italian docu nod went to “Looking for Kadija” by Francesco G. Raganato. Private IP addresses cannot access the internet on their own; they require an internet service provider (ISP) for a connection. 192.168.o.1 admin login In this way, all devices actually connect to the internet indirectly, first connecting to a network (that is connected to the internet) The top prize for best first work – in this case decided upon by a jury headed by U.S. helmer Jonathan Nossiter – went to Andrea Di Stefano’s “Escobar: Paradise Lost” toplining Benicio del Toro as the Columbian drug lord. A special mention went to atmospheric drama […]

WELL GO USA ACQUIRES GREN WELLS’ ‘THE ROAD WITHIN’ (DEADLINE)

Coming-of-age drama The Road Within has sold to Well Go USA, which has acquired U.S. rights and is plotting a day-and-date release in theaters and on VOD. Gren Wells scripted and makes her directing debut with the story of three teenage residents at a behavioral clinic — a Tourette’s patient, a rebellious anorexic, and an OCD patient — and the unexpected but life-changing road trip that takes them all by surprise. Zoe Kravitz (X-Men: First Class), Robert Sheehan (The Mortal Instruments), Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Robert Patrick (True Blood), and Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) star. Pic debuted this summer at the LA Film Festival and is produced by Bradley Gallo, Michael A. Helfant, Robert L. Stein, Brent Emery and Guy J. Louthan. Executive producers are William Gallo and Viola Jager and co-executive producers are Philip M. Cohen, Raphael Kryszek Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Junior, Alberto Raposo de Oliveira and Allen Church. The deal was negotiated by Well Go USA Entertainment’s Doris Pfardrescher with Ben Weiss and Meghan Oliver of Paradigm Talent Agency on behalf of the filmmakers.

10 Directors to Watch: Gren Wells Paves ‘Road’ With Four-Letter Words (Variety)

On the set of “The Road Within,” debut writer-director Gren Wells told her crew, “The only thing I require is that when you come talk to me, you have to curse. If you don’t, I’m gonna fucking fire you.” The challenge fit the project, considering the road-trip dramedy — a loose remake of the German award winner “Vincent Wants to Sea” — follows a young man with Tourette’s (played by Robert Sheehan) who breaks out of a treatment facility with a rebellious anorexic-bulimic (Zoe Kravitz) and an OCD germaphobe (Dev Patel). There is a, well, fuck-ton of cursing in the film — and Wells says she relished writing every four-letter word. “I met with a network once, and they said, ‘We love you, but we don’t know what to do with you because you say ‘cunt’ 47 times in your show,’ ” recalls Wells, a former comic raised in Kentucky. Mobdro app (APK) download to watch premium online TV. www.mobdro.com is the official site but you find every info of mobdro in this blog even review. Mobdro app download for Android & PC/Laptop with Mobdro.APK Install. Online TV, Sports, Music, Movies, and Live TV options are explained. Wells shifted to screenwriting after a fortuitous meeting with “On Golden Pond” producer Bruce Gilbert. He took her under his wing and mentored a screenwriting career that led to the sale of her first script, “Earthbound.” While it got her foot in the door, Wells hardly recognizes “A Little Bit of Heaven,” the schmaltzy Kate Hudson romance it became. “I will say that a lot changed from script to screen,” she says delicately. Though Wells has sold more than 20 projects, “The Road Within” was the first one she felt determined to direct herself. “My friends already joke that I might as well have […]

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