Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series, encountered a screeching Mandrake plant, As he presented Professor Sprout’s Greenhouse, a fan-favorite set from the movies where pupils were given their Herbology courses with Professor Pomona Sprout. The greenhouse, which the original Harry Potter producers created, is home to numerous exotic and magical plants. The latest addition is a part of a brand-new exhibit called “Mandrakes and Magical Creatures” that debuts on July 1 at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter and runs until September 12. As part of an interactive presentation, visitors to the Studio Tour will be able to enter the greenhouse and pause to remove a potted Mandrake.
The greenhouse has always been a part of the Studio Tour. The fountain from the Hogwarts courtyard and a 1:3 scale replica of the Weasleys’ Burrow will also be added to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London’s backlot’s exterior sets.
On August 20, the 75th Edinburgh International Film Festival will come to a finale with Kogonada’s critically acclaimed “After Yang.” The movie depicts the tale of a family who loses their AI assistant and the intense emotions that are brought on by the experience. Jake (Colin Farrell) looks for a solution to fix Yang (Justin H. Min), a cherished robot who is the companion of his young daughter. Jake learns about the life that has been happening in front of him while also reestablishing contact with his wife (Jodie Turner-Smith) and daughter (Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja) across a gap he was unaware existed. Kogonada is anticipated to be present.
After having its global premiere at Cannes in 2021, “After Yang” went on to win the Alfred P. Sloan Award at Sundance earlier this year. Produced by Theresa Park, Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan, and Paul Mezey, the movie is based on a short tale by Alexander Weinstein. The Edinburgh International Film Festival runs Aug. 12 – 20.
A pop-culture phenomenon was born in 1952 when author Ian Fleming took a moniker from an ornithologist for his slick, intelligent secret agent. The 17th annual Doc Edge Festival – Life Unscripted will begin on June 22 with the global premiere of “The Other Fellow,” a British documentary by Australian director Matthew Bauer that examines the difficulty of living with the moniker James Bond. In 2022, the year of 007’s 60th anniversary onscreen, Bauer unearths the narratives of a diverse group of individuals from all over the world who also happen to be named James Bond, tracing their shared experience of living in the shadow of the 007 phenomena. They consist of an African American Bond suspected of murder, a gay New York theatrical director, a Swedish 007 superfan with a WWII past, and two strong ladies caught up in it all. Bauer and Rene van Pannevis (“Jacked”) collaborated on the writing of “The Other Fellow.” Michelle Brndum (“Requiem”) is the producer for The Other Fellow Ltd.