The trailer for David Finchner's Facebook movie gets more disturbing every time I see it (currently being hammered in many cinemas, even though it doesn't come until October/November depending on the country).
This movie has not been released in all countries yet (not in UK, nor in US, don't know which others).
I just finished watching Mr. Nobody and don't quite know what I think of it. I must say that I think if the director had been kept on a tighter leash money-wise, he might have made a tighter, thus better movie. Still, this is definitely worth seeing.
According to the Wikipedia article, this is a "A French/South Africa/British/American/Germany/Canada/Belgian Co-Production". Certainly the credits at the end go on forever and show that the movie was made in Belgium, Germany, Canada, the US, and the UK.
I enjoyed that movie, although it wasn't perfect -- I even posted the trailer here somewhere at the beginning of the year. Imdb says it has been released in Norway, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Canada, Spain, with Finland in October. It will be direct to DVD/VOD in most countries.
I admit that Cleveland vs. Wall Street is not a typical title for a Franco-Swiss documentary, but it is a very interesting film showing the subprime catastrophe in Cleveland.
Using exclusively real people, it shows a trial not as actually happened but as should have happened, where they city of Cleveland sues the investment banks of Wall Street for what happened -- real lawyers, real jury, real judge, etc.
Until the end, you don't know how the jury will react.
I'm posting this in The Current Cinema since it only got released in the US a few days ago, even though it's apparently a 2009 movie ~~ Soul Kitchen.
Although I was positive that a trailer had been posted by someone earlier, I can't find it. All I found was a brief mention by Bjd that she'd seen the film, with Kerouac responding that he'd also enjoyed it, but thought the director (Fatih Akin) wasn't entirely comfortable with comedy.
Since this is the first film I've seen by him, I wasn't expecting any particular thing, and thoroughly enjoyed the movie. There's not really that much to it, but the plot moves along, the cast is wonderful, the soundtrack is fabulous, and it's just lots of fun. It's the kind of movie that leaves you in a good mood at the end.
Tonight, I saw Gregg Araki's "Kaboom" which is certainly not everybody's cup of tea, even though it is the movie where I have laughed the most this year (as did the rest of the audience).
It is particularly interesting that in France (the only country where the movie has been released so far), it can be seen by anybody with no age restrictions, even though the Larry Clark exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo has been forbidden under age 18 (visit the Maritime Museum to find out more).
Anyway, if you get a chance to see it, it is absolutely hilarious.
Please forgive me if there is any reference to this mode of taking in a film in Paris as I haven't read through ALL the pages....yet, but I found this today and wondered if Kerouac attends any as he does like his cinema? www.spottedbylocals.com/paris/cinema-au-clair-de-lune/
I've only been to one of the Cinéma au clair de lune films over the years, but regularly used to attend the outdoor movies at La Villette. The problem is that this is our 5th bad July-August in a row, and it is not nice at all to sit out in the damp for a movie.
Even if we finally get a good summer, it will be hard to return because the habit has been lost.
Tomboy looks very good. Although I don't understand a word of French, I think I get the general idea and my interest is piqued. And the little girl does indeed seem like a good actress.
I was skeptical at first about GWTDT, but I have to say, it looks very promising. This trailer is a visually arresting, well-edited mini-film. Hopefully it reflects the quality of the movie as a whole. I love the ominous shots of the mansion. Reminds me of The Shining.
Post by bixaorellana on Sept 26, 2011 18:24:21 GMT
Hm. I'd looked at both of those trailers before, when I was looking for a subtitled one. Even though the title of the film is pretty much a give-away in itself, I think I prefer the American preview. It gives away less, but also, through its use of quotes from critics and happy scenes with the parents, makes it seem more interesting and complex.
I found the UK preview less likely to make me want to see the movie. But I am from the school that previews, reviews, etc. of books and movies should not give away crucial plot twists.
And that's why they make different trailers for Americans. They even change the soundtrack music sometimes. (But for me, the crucial plot twist was not at all "how will she be caught?" but rather "what happens once she has been caught?" -- and that is not at all revealed in either trailer.)
Meanwhile, over the weekend I enjoyed the whimsical "Le Cochon de Gaza" (The Pig of Gaza) whose international title is "When Pigs Have Wings". Since Palestinians don't actually have any money to make movies, it is more or less a Franco-German coproduction about a Palestinian fisherman who unexpectedly pulls up a live pig in his net (it had fallen off a Vietnamese cargo ship). He is both terrified and mortified by this catch, but fishing has been so bad that needs to get some money out of it. A UN official refuses to buy it, but then he learns that the illegal Jewish colony nearby is full of Russian Jews who eat pork (this is a real problem in Israel). However, the lady pig farmer doesn't want the pig -- she just wants to buy the sperm. I'll let you imagine the dilemma.
Meanwhile, there is a fascinating subplot concerning the fisherman's house. It is a ruined pile of rocks, but it has two Israeli soldiers posted on the roof, because it is their vantage point to protect the Jewish colony. As the movie progresses, one of the soldiers comes downstairs every day to watch a Brazilian telenovela on which both he and the fisherman's wife are hooked.
It is a sloppy, unbelievable movie but I liked it because its heart is in the right place, and I always want to see what life is like in places like Gaza. This is our only chance for most of us. (I read that it was filmed in Malta, though!)
I am very much looking forward to "The Artist" which is coming out soon here. Black and white silent movie, but the actor, Jean Dujardin, still managed to win the best actor award at the Cannes festival. One of the things that people most appreciate is that the film is done seriously instead of as a parody.
I very much liked the fact that the end of the world was accepted in such a serene way. After all, why go bonkers when one's fate is inevitable?
The final scene of the movie is perhaps the most beautiful image that I have ever seen on a screen.
I did hear that the images were quite beautiful and quite the departure for von Trier who usually goes in for only natural lighting and technique. The few stills I allowed myself to view online were gorgeos and ethereal!!! (there is one of Kirsten Dunst in a wedding gown holding a bouquet of lillies of the valley that is stunning!!!)
Yesterday, I saw the truly remarkable "Two Gates of Sleep" filmed in the backwoods of Mississippi. It's about two brothers taking their mother's coffin somewhere to bury it. There is almost no dialogue, because those backwoods people don't seem to talk much. Life expectancy seems to be between 30 and 40, so who has time to talk anyway?
The two young men seemed like total unknowns to me (who else would film a zero-budget indie movie in Mississippi that nobody will ever see?), but when you look at their filmographies, there are considerable surprises, such as the fact that Brady Corbet was in Melancholia.
... backwoods of Mississippi. It's about two brothers taking their mother's coffin somewhere to bury it.
A version of As I Lay Dying?
Which reminds me of a friend of mine -- a close friend of Casimira's -- who once had a bunch of people believing that a movie version of As I Lay Dying would be made using the trainer from Jonathan Livingston Seagull. ;D
I couldn't tell much from the trailer except that the critics were extremely enthusiastic and that the movie looks beautifully filmed. Did you like it?