Eva Vik’s ‘Serpentine’ to make European premiere in Taormina starring Barbara Palvin
short film by eva vik crookedThe film, starring supermodel Barbara Palvin, will have its European premiere at the 69th edition of the Taormina Film Festival in Italy, running from June 23 to July 1. X Award at Tribeca Film Festival. Set within a mysterious snake cult, the stylized body-horror follows attempts to initiate a snake-human hybrid through genetic engineering – creating a superhuman high powered intelligence as a new influential force. Palvin is joined in the cast by Soo Joo Park and Luke Brandon Fields. The official partner of the film is the Bulgari brand, and it was produced by Ivation Pictures. The film will play in Taormina’s Influential Shorts Program, a special gala event curated by Bella Thorne. “I look forward to welcoming both Eva Wick and Barbara Palvin to the Taormina Film Festival later this month. The short is thought-provoking and we are excited to present it as part of our impressive shorts evening,” said the festival’s said co-artistic director Barrett Wiseman.
Daniel Kaluuya Partners with London’s Roundhouse
Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya has established a new partnership with London’s Roundhouse, joining the organization in the newly created role of Associate Artistic Director. As part of the partnership, Kaluuya, who grew up close to the Roundhouse in Camden, London, will set up a new youth theater company, Center 59. The company will support young people from all backgrounds to develop their passion and skills in the performing arts. , Announcing the partnership, Kaluuya said: “After attending drama classes at the Roundhouse 20 years ago, setting up Center 59 in my first act as Associate Artistic Director is a full circle moment. This is a great opportunity to build on what I gained in my youth – and making the Kendra 59 is the perfect way to do that. With shared values of community, action and heritage, Roundhouse is the ideal partner. I’m excited about how the next generation will be inspired, driven forward and benefited from what we all build together.”
BFI Distribution picks up Cannes Critics’ Week title ‘Ama Gloria’
BFI Distribution has acquired Marie Amachoukelli’s Cannes Critics’ Week opener ama gloria From Pyramid International. The picture follows six-year-old Cleo (Louise Mauroy-Panzani), who loves her nanny Gloria (Ilca Moreno Zego) the most. But when Gloria suddenly has to return to Cape Verde to care for her children, Cleo makes her promise that they’ll see each other soon. Gloria invites Cleo to her island, and the two must make the most of their last summer together. The photo was produced by Benedict Cuvreur, a regular contributor to Celine Sciamma. Amachoukelli previously won the Camera d’Or at Cannes for her feature debut, Party Girl, co-directed by Claire Berger and Samuel Theis. Stuart Brown, BFI head of programs and acquisitions, described Amachoukeli as an “exciting and powerful voice in world cinema”.
‘The Traitors’ host Alan Cumming celebrates at the RTS Scotland Awards
traitor American host Alan Cumming was handed a special gong at last night’s RTS Scotland Awards celebrating the best of Scottish TV from last year. Cumming, who starred in Like Spy Kids franchise and introduced the American version of the smash mystery format, credited with being “one of Scotland’s most extraordinary and versatile artists”. After making his debut for the nation at the age of 20, Cumming said he “owes my whole career to Scotland.” Elsewhere, Tony Curran won best actor for his role in the BBC drama mayfliesand went to best actress The Scots’ Shauna McDonald. Long-running BBC soap’s 20th anniversary episode wins prestigious best drama award river city,