“Hotel Mumbai” made an powerful connection with Toronto Film Festival audiences at its world premiere on Friday evening. The Australian-made film graphically depicts the 2008 terror attacks on Mumbai, and in particular the Taj Hotel.
The distributors in the US and major international territories who bought Anthony Maras’ Hotel Mumbai look set to cash in on largely positive reviews after the world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Diversity, the bedrock of Toronto International Film Festival, could not have been reflected more acutely than in the reactions to Hotel Mumbai , a fictionalised account of the 2008 terrorist attacks on India’s financial capital, specifically the siege of Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel.
Based on the series of terrorist attacks that occurred in Mumbai in 2008, Hotel Mumbai recounts how the Taj’s guests and staff fought to survive those four days.
Bleecker Street and ShivHans Pictures are co-acquiring domestic rights to Australian director Anthony Maras’ Hotel Mumbai prior to the pic’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The deal was negotiated by Verve and Endeavor Content.
Arclight Films has finalised a raft of prestige sales on thriller Hotel Mumbai starring Dev Patel and Armie Hammer heading into tomorrow’s (September 7) world premiere at TIFF.
Australian filmmaker Anthony Maras announces himself as a major director to watch with his feature debut Hotel Mumbai, a harrowing recreation of the 2008 terror attacks that saw 10 Pakistani gunmen wage war on India’s financial capital, including its famed Taj Hotel.
The Boston Film Festival closed out its 33rd annual event with six awards to Sir John Hurt’s final film Damascus Cover.
The Man Who Knew Infinity(PG), national release. Rating: 4 out of 5
As numbers matter a lot in The Man Who Knew Infinity, it’s worth noting this elegant film about Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan took 10 years to make it to the screen.
Actor Dev Patel stars as math prodigy Ramanujan “The Man Who Knew Infinity.” But his “Slumdog” days aren’t over, he says.
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After just four years Xeistgeist Entertainment Group has built a globally appealing film and TV slate with an Australian production base and Singaporean finance.
It’s almost a genre. This is the third British biopic in two years to celebrate the brilliance of a mathematician.
Stephen Hawking and Alan Turing received their tributes in The Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game. Now it’s the turn of the lesser known Srinivasa Ramanujan, who was working as a clerk in Madras before his genius with numbers won him an invitation to Cambridge to work with the mathematician G.H. Hardy on theories which would eventually feed into the study of string theory and black holes.
Inspired by his biopic ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’, Zuckerberg and Pichai among others are coming together to form a foundation named after Ramanujan.
Those who loved Eddie Redmayne’s Oscar-winning turn as genius Stephen Hawking in 2014’s The Theory Of Everything are likely to spark to a similar-feeling new movie, The Man Who Knew Infinity.
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Singapore/Sydney company Xeitgeist Entertainment Group has cemented itself as an exciting new start-up film and television production company with its most recent feature film The Man Who Knew Infinity announced to have its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
The film has also been selected to open the 11th edition of the Zurich Film Festival in September.
“We’re thrilled to have the film play at Toronto and Zurich next month,” says Sydney-based Xeitgeist CEO/CoFounder and Head of Production Joe Thomas. “The entire team, across many countries, have worked tirelessly to bring this wonderful bio-pic to life.”
Starring Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Jeremy Irons (The Mission, Reversal of Fortune), The Man Who Knew Infinity follows the life and times of the brilliant but unschooled mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (Patel) and his friendship with the British mathematician GH Hardy (Irons).
Founded in 2011, Xeitgeist has offices in Singapore and Sydney and specializes in IP acquisition, management, licensing and distribution. During the first two years of building start-up Xeitgeist, Producers Mark Montgomery and Joe Thomas were focused on identifying quality content, while the following years saw them shift to a commercialization phase of raising capital and rights acquisition. Four-years in their hard work is beginning to pay off with a solid slate of films under their belt. While The Man Who Knew Infinity will hit the global spotlight next month, there are two other Xeitgeist projects also drawing immediate attention.
Action/Thriller Damascus Cover, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, John Hurt and Olivia Thirlby has had recent international sales success in South Africa, India, Vietnam, China, Middle East, Indonesia, Spain, former Yugoslavia, South Korea and Malaysia.
Meanwhile the Dramatic/Adventure film, Shambhala is due to commence filming this year in Japan and India. Australian filmmaker Summer Nicks is on board to direct Shambhala with the cast yet to be announced.
“While I am a Sydney-sider, Xeitgeist really is a borderless organization,” suggests Joe Thomas, CEO and Head of Production. “It’s wonderful to be part of a team focusing on Asia, Oceania and the Middle East shoot locations – something that no one else is really doing right now.”
Mark Montgomery, Xeitgeist Entertainment Group president, discusses the debut of the film “The Man Who Knew Infinity” and the future of the film industry in Asia with Bloomberg’s Rishaad Salamat on “Trending Business.” (Source: Bloomberg).
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LONDON — Jeremy Irons is set to co-star in the Edward R. Pressman/ Cinemorphic Entertainment Company production of “The Man Who Knew Infinity,”.
Award winning filmmaker Summer Nicks is joining Xeitgeist.