Movie News from Directors at Charles Finch Filmmakers Dinner

On Friday evening, Charles Finch hosted his annual Filmmakers Dinner, sponsored by Chivas Regal 25 at Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in France. Some of the celebrity attendees of the dinner included Matt Smith, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Nick Broomfield, Gong Li and Gemma Arterton, to name a few who celebrated guests of honor, director Alfonso Cuáron, and screenwriter Christopher Hampton.

Winning an Oscar for best director for his hit film “Gravity”, Cuáron has several projects lined up for himself, not just in the film industry, but in politics as well. The director revealed his questioning of his home country, Mexico, as it reforms its oil industry.

Hampton, on the other hand, is working on a film interpretation of the classic book “Ali and Nino”, which will be directed by Asif Kapadia. “It’s a great Azerbaijani novel set during the First World War – big movie – and we’re going to go shoot it out there at the end of the year,” Kapadia said, excited about the film, and later stating that Adam Bakri would star in the film.

Controversial documentary filmmaker, Nick Broomfield, also had some news. As the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death had recently passed, Broomfield revealed his latest documentary named “Kurt & Courtney”, saying, “That was a kind of life-shortening experience, doing that film, and I was very proud of it, but there were various times at which I thought, ‘Am I ever going to get through this film?’” said the filmmaker. “So whenever I’m asked to comment further on it, I just feel I was lucky to get away with it the first time – I’m not going there again,” he concluded, trying not to delve too far into the topic.

Being that, the rockstar was a beloved artist and grunge sensation who impacts the musical lives of people even today, the film will be well-received by audiences young and old. We can’t wait!


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