“I Give It a Year” & “Between Us” Head to U.S. Theaters

Posted by Brian Brooks on 4.2.2013


A scene from Dan Mazer's I Give It a Year.

I Give It a Year Heads to U.S. Theaters
Dan Mazer wrote and directed the British comedy starring Rose Byrne, Anna Farris, Simon Baker, Rafe Spall, Minnie Driver and Stephen Merchant. The film, which had its North American premiere at the recent SXSW Film Festival, picks up where most fairy tales end. It begins after the romance and excitement of the wedding and the realities of marriage start to sink in. Magnolia Pictures, which picked up rights to the film, plans a theatrical release for I Give It A Year, which already opened in the U.K., later this year in addition to a Video On Demand release. Mazer collaborated with Sacha Baron Cohen on Borat.

Between Us Heads to U.S. Theaters
The relationship comedy-drama by Dan Mirvish stars Julia Stiles, Taye Diggs, Melissa George and David Harbour as a pair of couples who get together and compare their lives, marriages, parenting and financial challenges. After two years, the four reunite, but the tables have turned. Mirvish, who co-founded the Slamdance Film Festival, co-wrote the script with Joe Hortua, Deadline reports.

Seven Tribeca Titles to Screen Online
The 4th annual Tribeca Online Festival will provide free streaming of select festival movies. This year, three features and four shorts will be available shortly after their TFF debuts, including Alias Ruby Blade: A Story of Love and Revolution, Lil Bub & Friendz, Farah Goes Bang. Shorts include RPG OKC, Delicacy, The Exit Room and A Short Film About Guns. More information about Tribeca can be found here. TFF takes place April 17 - 28.

South Korean Films Play Strong at Home
After a record year last year, the first quarter of 2013 looks to be a buoyant one for Korean films with 38.5 million of the 55.6 million Koren movie-goers opting for local movies. Miracle in Cell No. 7 became the 8th homespun movie ever to break 10 million admissions. The surpass for this film is that it's a comedy, whereas most others were action blockbusters. Other big draws include The Berlin File and New World, THR reports.

Five Winners Selected for My French Film Festival
The fourth edition of the online festival drew 750,000 registrants from 189 countries streaming 10 competition features and 10 shorts. The five winners will be shown on Air France for six months beginning this summer. Winners include: A Bottle in the Gaza Sea by Theirry Binisti (Public Prize); Leader-Sheep by Christain Rouaud (International Director's Prize); The Pirogue by Moussa Touré (International Press Prize); On Air by Pierre Pinaud (Numericable Social Networks Prize); and Beauty and the Beat by Yann Le Quellec, which won the shorts prizes in all categories. TOH reports.

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