THE LAST FILM SHOW, PAN NALIN
International sales outfit Orange Studio has boarded Los Angeles-based Indian director Pan Nalin’s “Last Film Show” and will commence sales at the upcoming American Film Market.
LISTEN, ANA ROCHA DE SOUSA
Portuguese actress Lucia Moniz (“Love Actually”) is attached to star in “Listen,” a drama about a Portuguese couple working in London whose kids are taken away by social services. The timely pic will be directed by Portuguese first-timer Ana Rocha De Sousa.
HIS HOUSE, REMI WEEKES
A refugee couple escapes war in Sudan only to face a new evil in British public housing in promising filmmaker Remi Weekes' debut.
TRUST ME, BBC One
Asked about the second series’ premise, writer Dan Sefton said: “I just thought it was really interesting idea to have someone who was previously really strong and fit and sort of physically defined themselves to become completely kind of broken and unable to do anything.
ANGRY INDIAN GODDESSES
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Pan Nalin’s ensemble dramedy follows a group of Indian women who confront frequent discrimination and harassment with courage and humor.
Incidents related to violence and discrimination against women in India continue to generate news headlines, prompting vehement reactions from numerous segments of society. Angry Indian Goddesses constitutes veteran indie filmmaker Pan Nalin’s focused response — an indictment of chauvinistic attitudes and behavior that doesn’t need cultural translation to convey its outraged perspective. Described as “India’s first female buddy-movie,” Nalin’s feature was an award-winner at both the 2015 Toronto and Rome film festivals and has already opened in more than 60 countries. Read More
BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
Black is the New Black brings together exceptional figures from the world of politics, business, culture, religion and science to celebrate black British achievement today. Artist and director Simon Frederick photographed sitters ranging from Naomi Campbell, Sir Trevor McDonald and Thandie Newton to musician Jazzie B of Soul II Soul and footballer Les Ferdinand, to recognise the profound impact of black individuals on British culture. The portraits were made as part of Frederick’s acclaimed BBC Two documentary series of 2016 on black culture in modern Britain. This display celebrates their acquisition as the largest group of portraits of Afro-Caribbean sitters into the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection. Read More
BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK
BBC Documentary Series
Exceptional figures from politics, business, sport, science and more share their insights into being black and British today, how they got where they are, and thoughts on what the future holds. Read More