The ‘bright future’ of Oleg Sentsov
// 19th of February, 2015
F&ME’s Managing Director Mike Downey is the deputy Chairman of the European Film Academy. This is an article he wrote on behalf of the board of the Academy for Open Democracy on 17th February 2015. It was written to help raise awareness and draw attention to Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker accused of terroism and currently being detained in prison whilst he awaits trial in April this year.
Breathe — Umphefumlo at the Polish Film Institute’s 10th anniversary celebration at the 2015 Berlinale
// 9th of February, 2015
Mandisi Dyantyis, Mhlekazi "Wha Wha" Moseia, Mike Downey, Mark Dornford May - the team of Berlinale Special movie "Breathe - Umphefumlo" attend the Polish Film Institute’s 10th anniversary celebration at the 2015 Berlinale.
Isango Ensemble, Film and Music Entertainment, Advantage pact to for next movie – The Beggar’s Opera to shoot in August in Cape Town
// 7th of February, 2015
The South African/UK-based trio screen Breathe-Umphefumlo in Official selection Berlinale Special tomorrow
Cape Town-based Isango Ensemble and Advantage Entertainment have joined forces once again with London’s Film and Music Entertainment on a brand new project, as well as a development slate for further films. The news comes hard on the heels of the announcement last week that Fortissimo Films have taken on international sales for their most recent co-venture Breathe-Umphefumlo an adaptation of Puccini’s La Boheme, which has its world premiere in Official Selection - Berlinale Special tomorrow.
Lost in Karastan opens LOCO London Comedy Film Festival
// 30th of January, 2015
The screening took place on Thursday 22 January at the BFI Southbank’s NFT1, and was the UK Premiere for the film starring Matthew Macfadyen (Pride and Prejudice, Ripper Street), MyAnna Buring (Twilight, Kill List) and Noah Taylor (Submarine, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
FORTISSIMO FILMS ADDS F&ME’S BREATHE UMPHEFUMLO(LA BOHÈME) TO ITS IMPRESSIVE 2015 BERLIN SLATE
// 28th of January, 2015
THE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED FILM WILL HAVE ITS WORLD PREMIERE – IN OFFICIAL SELECTION- AT NEXT MONTH’S BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Fortissimo Films has acquired world- wide rights (outside of South Africa) to Mark Dornford-May’s highly-anticipated BREATHE UMPHEFUMLO, which will have its World Premiere as an Official Selection at the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival where it will also screen in the EFM.
Isango’s/F&ME’s adaptation of La Boheme - Breathe - Umphefumlo Selected for the main programme of the Berlin International Film Festival 2015
// 19th of January, 2015
Mark Dornford May’s latest film to screen in Official Selection – Berlinale Special
We’re very please to announce that our partnership with the Isango in Cape Town on LA BOHEME - UMPHEFUMLO has been selected in Official Selection - BERLINALE SPECIAL - the main programme for "extraordinary productions...honouring great cinema personalities..films by or about outstanding persons of film whom the festival feels especially attached to".
The President picks up a Trio of Prizes in Chicago, Beirut and Tokyo after opening the Venice, Goa and Tbilisi Festivals
// 12th of December, 2014
Film and Music Entertainment's co-production with Georgia's 20 Steps and Germany's Herzog und Bruemmer Filmproduktion has picked up a hat trick of awards at a series of Autumn festivals.
South Africa’s Isango Company Pact with Advantage, F&ME and Propeller and Begin Shooting A filmed version of Puccini’s La Boheme entitled BREATHE – Umphefumlo
// 1st of October, 2014
Directed by Golden Bear winner Mark Dornford May under the Musical Direction of Pauline Malefane and Mandisi Dyantyis
Shooting began in Stellenbosch yesterday on the Isango Company’s version of Puccini’s La Boheme: BREATHE - Umphefumlo, adapted for the screen by Pauline Malefane and Mark Dornford May, under the musical direction of Malefane and Mandisi Dyantis. Isango’s Dornford May produces with Vlokkie Gordon of Advantage Entertainment. The film is a partnership between Isango Advantage, and the UK’s Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME) and Germany’s Propeller Film.
Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s The President selected for Venice’s Sala Web
// 28th of August, 2014
Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s The President is the opening film of the Orizzonti section
// 28th of August, 2014
Five International Features for Film and Music Entertainment Roll Out at Major Summer Festivals
// 15th of August, 2014
Five International Features for Film and Music Entertainment Roll Out at Major Summer Festivals: Hopkins/Pawlikowski’s Lost in Karastan, Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s The President, Julien Temple’s Rio 50 Degrees and Fatmir Koci’s Amsterdam Express, and Darko Lungulov’s Monument To Michael Jackson. Two further films, Angels and Streetkids United II - The Girls from Rio are finishing post.
F&ME’s production of Peter Greenaway’s Goltzius and the Pelican Company opens to rave reviews in the UK
// 11th of July, 2014
The film opens with a Premiere Screening at Britain’s National Gallery with a lecture and discussion on Goltzius led by Betsy Wieseman, the Gallery’s Curator of Dutch paintings, with Colin Wiggins, Special Projects Curator.