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VARIETY – ROME — The Venice Film Festival has announced the full roster of its main jury that will comprise Laurie Anderson, Gemma Arterton, and Joshua Oppenheimer alongside Italian writer Giancarlo De Cataldo, German actress Nina Hoss, French Actress Chiara Mastroianni, Venezuelan director Lorenzo Vigas and Chinese actress, director and singer Zhao Wei.

Vigas won the Venice Golden Lion last year with his first feature “From Afar,” about a middle-aged gay man who cruises the streets of Caracas searching for young companions.

Zhao made her directorial debut in 2013 with college romancer “So Young,” which is the highest grossing film ever made by a female Chinese filmmaker. One of China’s most popular actresses, also known as Vicky Zhao, she recently came under fire from the Communist Youth League for casting Taiwan thesp Leon Dai as the lead in her sophomore film directorial effort, “No Other Love,” and was forced to drop him. Dai is allegedly a supporter of Taiwanese independence from mainland China.

As previously announced, Sam Mendes will serve as jury president.

Venice has also announced jury members of its Horizons section, dedicated to more cutting edge fare and headed by French director Robert Guediguian.

They are: U.S. film critic and historian Jim Hoberman, longtime senior critic at “The Village Voice” and now a New York Times columnist; Egyptian actress Nelly Karim who has played several groundbreaking Arab female roles, most recently in Mohamed Diab’s “Clash”; Italian actress Valentina Lodovini (“Things From Another World”); South Korean actress and director Moon So-ri (“Oasis”); Spanish critic Jose Maria Prado, who heads the Spanish film archives in Madrid; and Indian director Chaitanya Tamhane whose first film, legal drama “Court” won the Venice Lion of the Future in 2014.

Last but not least, the members of the Lion of the Future jury presided by Italian actor and director Kim Rossi Stewart, who will select Venice’s award for first feature, are: U.S. actor and director Brady Corbet, whose historical mystery drama ”Childhood of a Leader” scooped the Lion of the Future last year, as well as the Horizons’ section nod for best director (awarded by separate juries); Spanish actress Pilar Lopez de Ayala (“The Strange Case of Angelica”); and French film critic Serge Toubiana, who co-directed docu “Hitchcock Truffaut.”

The Lion of the Future Jury will award a $100,000 dollar cash prize to the best debut feature across all competitive sections at the fest, to be divided equally between the director and the producer.

The 73nd edition of Venice will run August 31-September 10. The full lineup will be announced on July 28.

Allocine.fr has released a trailer for Gemma’s upcoming movie The History of Love. The film is set to release in cinemas on 9 November 2016. I have also added 3 production stills from the movie to the gallery!

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– Movies & Television > The History Of Love (2016) > Production Stills

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23
2016
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Yesterday (July 16), Gemma performed at The Food of Love concert. She performed with Patrick Stewart, conducted by Nigel Hess in front of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall. Sadly there are no official photos from the event so far, but you can see how lovely Gemma looked at the concert thanks to these twitter and instagram photos we collected and added to the gallery:

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2016
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THE EVENING STANRDARDHome is…
South London. I grew up in Kent but I often visited my family in Brixton and Greenwich when I was a kid. They’re my happiest memories and I think that’s why I’ve always been drawn to living in south London.

Last play you saw?
Henry V at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, where my friend Michelle Terry is the lead. Playing a male warrior king is a huge part to take on as a woman, but she was brilliant.

Best thing a cab driver has said to you?
One asked me what I did, and I told him I was an actor. When I got out he said: ‘You’re a lovely girl. Mark my words, you’ll be in a Bond film one day.’

Favourite London designer?
Stella McCartney. Her clothes really suit me.

How do you stay in shape?
With vinyasa flow yoga classes at Good Vibes in Covent Garden. My teacher Nahid de Belgeonne is amazing.

Biggest extravagance?
Travel. If I’ve got any free time, I’ll hop on a plane to Europe. I will often invite friends and pay for them — spending money on something like that makes me happy.

Earliest London memory?
Going to summer parties in Brockwell Park or Ally Pally with my family. I remember seeing a Paul Daniels magic show at the Adelphi Theatre when I was about six. They got me up on stage, which is funny because I was back up there when I did Made in Dagenham last year.

Most romantic thing someone’s done for you?
Back in the day, one of my boyfriends bought a really nice bottle of Dom Pérignon, and we sat on the South Bank, drinking it out of the bottle and nibbling on a couple of little tubs of Tesco olives.

Favourite place to let your hair down?
When I was a student I’d go to Koko all the time or I’d end up in Fabric.

Best piece of advice you’ve been given?
My RADA teacher John Beschizza told me: ‘You’ve got incredible instincts, always listen to them. They will never be wrong.’

Best meal you’ve had in London?
A fancy breakfast at The Wolseley. I had scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, plus an almond-milk cappuccino — very middle class.

What’s in your beauty bag?
Neutrogena Lipcare lip balm; I apply it obsessively. I don’t like to wear much make-up, but when I do I shop at Nars counters. I love their blusher in Orgasm and their Radiant Creamy Concealer.

First thing you do when you arrive back home?
Dump my bags, go into the kitchen and open the fridge. I won’t have anything in there, but it’s force of habit!

Favourite London theatre?
The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. It’s a candlelit theatre and it’s beautiful – like a little jewellery box. (source)

GRAZIA – She charmed us as the titular ingénue in the BBC’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles; held her own opposite 007 in Quantum Of Solace and jump-started a million girl crushes in Tamara Drewe. Now, Brit actress Gemma Arterton has added beauty spokesmodel to her already impressive CV as the new face of Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost range.

An effervescent presence who’d be a firm fixture in our imaginary A-list girl squad, Gemma sees the new role as ‘a natural fit’ for her. ‘My father was a welder with proper welder’s hands so when I was growing up, there were always tubes of Neutrogena hand cream lying around,’ she explains.

We caught up with Gemma to find out the secret to that flawless complexion, look back on her earliest beauty memories and find out why she really hates brushing her teeth (yes, really)…

Beauty wise, would you describe yourself as high or low maintenance?
I’m naturally quite low maintenance – I don’t like anything that takes too long. If I’m getting ready to go out, I give myself about half an hour maximum so anything quick that ticks the boxes is good for me – I’ve got too many other things to do with my life!

What’s your skincare routine like?
I really have to make myself take off my make-up. I really hate doing that, and and brushing my teeth! At the end of the day, when you decide you’re ready to go to bed, it’s yet another thing to do… I’m really religious about it now, though, because I have had bad skin in the past, and for my job I have to look alright. Cleansing in the morning is something that I’ve recently started doing – I thought you just had to leave the natural oil, but it’s actually good for your skin, so I’m quite vigilant about that now.

Which are your favourite products from the Hydro Boost range?
I’m a big fan of the Water Gel moisturiser; it just melts into your skin. The cleanser is really easy to use as well. Before I started using the range, I’d have one product for removing eye make-up, one for cleansing the skin, then a serum, an eye cream… Now I can just use a couple of products, so my routine’s more streamlined.

Which beauty product always lifts your mood?
I know it doesn’t sound very glamorous but I can’t really go without under eye concealer – that’s the one thing that’s always in my bag. I can go without anything else but that, and a little bit of lip balm. A touch of bronzer is always good, too, especially if you’re feeling tired and your skin is looking a bit dull. Brand wise, I really like Nars, Tom Ford and Bobbi Brown.

What’s your earliest beauty memory?
Back in the ’80s, my mum used to use so much hairspray; she’d have an afro comb and backcomb her roots, then spray it and go – that would be her style! She always had a metallic purple lipstick – I remember taking it and putting it on my cheeks, thinking that was how you wore blusher. I’d take the same lipstick to school and put it on in the hallway before I went into lessons. My teacher told me to take it off but I said, “No, I’ve just been drinking hot Ribena!” because that was what you drunk at school, of course. He was like, “Shut up, go and take it off now!”

(Read the rest of the interview at the source)

VARIETY – The world premiere of Scottish director Colm McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic thriller “The Girl with All the Gifts,” starring Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and newcomer Sennia Nanua, will open the 69th Locarno Film Festival.

The buzzed-about zombie pic, which unfolds in an underground bunker where children are being examined by scientists hoping to find a cure for a fungal spore that has infected the planet, will kick off the Swiss fest dedicated to indie cinema on August 3. “Girl” will screen on Locarno’s 8,000-seat Piazza Grande venue with talents Arterton and Nanua in tow. Nanua, 13, plays a uniquely gifted child in the lead role.

Based on the novel by M.R. Carey, “Girl” is financed by the BFI (British Film Institute), Creative England, and Altitude Film. Camille Gatin and Angus Lamont produced. U.S. rights were acquired in Cannes by Saban Films. Warner Bros. is releasing in the U.K.

“Aside from how well the film is made – and its great cast – we were impressed by the way the zombie theme, which is ultimately about ‘other people,’ is handled in a political sense,” artistic director Carlo Chatrian said.

He added that he sees “an underlying will [in the film] not necessarily to welcome ‘other people’ but at least to understand them.” (source)