Embankment Films

12 Sep The Wife review – Glenn Close is unreadably brilliant as author’s spouse plunged in late-life crisis

As the apparently-perfect wife of a Nobel prize-winning writer, Close gives arguably her best ever performance in an adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s novel.   “There’s nothing more dangerous than a writer whose feelings have been hurt.” The speaker is Joan Castleman, the charming, enigmatically discreet and supportive...

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11 Sep ‘Breath’: Toronto Review

Simon Baker’s directorial debut is an effectionate portrayal of boyhood in 1970s Australia Dir/scr. Simon Baker. Australia. 2017. 115mins. It’s with a soulful splash in coming-of-age waters that Simon Baker makes his feature directorial debut, and his return to the Australian industry after a near two-decade absence....

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08 Sep Embankment Films on their four Toronto entries

UK-based sales-finance outfit Embankment Films is celebrating its fifth anniversary with four films at Toronto this year, including Breathe and Submergence. Matt Mueller speaks to co-founders Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar. From a tiny cubby-hole office in Noho, sharing a single desk between them, Embankment Films founding partners Tim Haslam...

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01 Aug Wim Wenders’ ‘Submergence’ to open San Sebastian Festival

Alicia Vikander, James McAvoy star in romantic thriller. This year’s San Sebastian Festival (Sept 22-30) will open with the European premiere of Wim Wenders’ Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy-starring Submergence. The Germany-France-Spain co-production will travel to the Spanish festival, where it will compete for the event’s top prize...

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25 Jul Toronto Film Festival: ‘Breathe’, ‘The Wife’, ‘Submergence’ among 2017 line-up

UPDATE: TIFF unveils Galas, Special Presentations selections. Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Mustang follow-up Kings (above), David Gordon Green’s Boston Marathon drama Strongerstarring Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Wright’s Darkest Hourstarring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, and Darren Aronofsky’s mother! with Jenifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem are among the initial wave of Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) picks announced...

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29 Jun London Film Festival to open with Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy love story ‘Breathe’

Andy Serkis’s directorial debut is one of STXinternational’s first UK releases. The 61st BFI London Film Festival (LFF) will open with Andy Serkis’s feature directorial debut Breathe on October 4. Starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, the film tells the story of an adventurous young man who is struck...

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