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Title: The Invisible Woman Director: Ralph Fiennes Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander, Joanna Scanlan, Perdita Weeks, Amanda Hale, Tom Burke, John Kavangh, Michael Marcus. Claire Tomalin’s book ‘The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens’ lands on the silver screen, through the direction of the eclectic Ralph Fiennes. A woman (Felicity Jones) strides across the deserted beach in 1885′s Margate, England. She is Ellen, called Nelly, a married mother and school teacher, haunted by the memories of her youth. As an eighteen year old – when she was an actress who performed and toured with her mother and two sisters – she [ Read More ]
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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
Although she plays the title role in Ralph Fiennes’ new film, “The Invisible Woman,” British actress Felicity Jones is in no danger of having that name prove prophetic for her own career, judging from the rapturous praise audience members offered in a Q&A session following a Wrap-hosted screening at the Regent Friday night. In playing Nelly Ternan, the long-term mistress of novelist Charles Dickens, Jones felt some tension between the invisibility that this Other Woman reluctantly accepted, for the sake of Dickens’ public life, and the strength of character that allowed her to be an efficient muse for one of. »
- Chris Willman
For his second directing work after “Coriolanus,” Ralph Fiennes chose “Invisible Woman,” the story of Nellie Ternan and her long and secret love affair with Charles Dickens, who was married with 10 children. Ternan later reinvented herself as a respectable housewife. Fiennes says, “I love shooting. Maybe that’s the actor in me. Saying ‘action’ is like the curtain going up. I love the magic of what might happen and the thrill of when you get a moment of breakthrough.” He is equally enthused about his collaborators. “It’s fantastically thrilling with what they bring. It’s an amazing ride when people who have such skill and experience want to help you realize something.”
Cinematography: Rob Hardy
He did something for British television called “Red Riding”: three different stories about police corruption. He’d shot the first one and I thought it was brilliantly done. Then he did this weird ghost story for the BBC, »
- Tim Gray
On Monday, “All Is Lost’s” Robert Redford won the actor prize from the New York Film Critics Circle, and he’s been the focus of most media attention for the film. But this drama is far from a one-man show. The pic was written and directed by J.C. Chandor. There is an irony that “Lost” was budgeted at $9 million but filmed in the $60 million “Titanic” tank in Baja California. Chandor salutes his crew, saying the low budget was possible only because of their ingenuity and hard work.
Cinematography: Frank De Marco, Peter Zuccharini
It was really a joint effort. The three of us were in Mexico for three months prior to shooting. We realized quickly that the movie works best in a first-person experiential way. Any time we’d get more than seven or eight feet away from Mr. Redford, we realized the movie works better when you were in the moment. »
- Tim Gray
Before portraying the legendary English writer in his sophomore directorial effort, “The Invisible Woman,” Fiennes wasn’t well-versed in Dickens.
“You were not a big Dickens fan necessarily when (producer Gabrielle Tana) brought (the script) to you,” Variety awards editor Tim Gray said during a Q&A following the Variety Screening Series showing of “The Invisible Woman” on Dec. 3.
“No, I wasn’t,” Fiennes said unapologetically as the audience at ArcLight Hollywood erupted in laughter. “I didn’t know much about Dickens. I’d only read ‘Little Dorrit,’ which I’d liked, but for some reason, I hadn’t chosen to read a lot of Dickens. You’ll be surprised to hear and I’m surprised, on reflection, that although I studied English in my high school, I was never asked on my syllabus to read any Dickens.”
He later immersed himself »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Call it “lowered expectations” or a “great mistake” or just answer that titular question with a big “it already happened, and just last month” – but yes, Mike Newell, Helena Bonham Carter, and Ralph Fiennes made a movie and none of you bothered to see it. That’s perhaps a bit hyperbolic as some people saw it, but the odds that you, the one reading this right now, didn’t see it are exceedingly high. And no, I’m not getting high and mighty on this one – even I didn’t see the film, and that’s entirely the point here. It was called (or, well, still is called, I guess) Great Expectations, and no one cared to see it when it finally hit the American box office in November. Guess the high schoolers haven’t hit that part of their syllabus yet. Earlier this year, I examined whether or not the modern box office (or, at »
- Kate Erbland
The prize was created in 2002 in honour of Walters' late Harry Potter co-star.
Michael Gambon had earlier won the honour in 2012. (Ani) »
- Lohit Reddy
Walters started out in TV working with comedian Victoria Wood, and broke into film with her BAFTA and Golden Globe winning performance in the 1984 hit “Educating Rita,” where she starred alongside Michael Caine. The role also earned her an Academy Award nomination.
Walters was once again nominated for an Academy Award in 2001 for Stephen Daldry’s “Billy Elliot,” and that same year was cast as Molly Weasley in “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” a character she continued to play in the franchise for the next 10 years.
Her other film roles included “Calendar Girls” and “Mamma Mia!”
Walters will next be seen in “The Harry Hill Movie, »
- Leo Barraclough
London – Star of stage and screen Julie Walters has been chosen to pick up the Richard Harris award at this year's British Independent Film Awards, supported by Moet and Chandon. The Harris nod, introduced in 2002 in honor of the late Irish actor, is one of the BIFAs' most prestigious awards and is given in recognition of outstanding contribution to British film by an actor. Previous winners have included John Hurt, David Thewlis, Bob Hoskins, Jim Broadbent, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes and Michael Gambon last year. Walters started out in TV working with comedian Victoria
- Stuart Kemp
Actress to receive the Richard Harris Award at this weekend’s British Independent Film Awards.
The Richard Harris Award was introduced in 2002 in honour of the late actor and recognises outstanding contribution to British film by an actor.
Walters started out in television working with comedian Victoria Wood and has built a career spanning four decades across both film in TV.
She broke in to film with 1984 international hitEducating Rita,where she starred alongside Sir Michael Caine and won a BAFTA and Golden Globe. The role also earned her an Academy Award nomination.
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Films from former socialist bloc countries swept the awards at the 26th Panorama of European Cinema Festival in Athens.
The film is a sentimental drama with social and environmental overtones set in the Russian Kola peninsula on the North Sea coast.
Class Enemy by Slovenian Rok Bicek, in which students and teachers clash at a high school, received the Fipresci award.
Withering by Milos Pusic, a Serbian-Swedish-Swiss co-production about a young villager’s efforts to escape poverty by emigrating to Switzerland, received the audience award.
Other career awards went to veteran art director Anastasia Arseni and celebrated theatre and film actor Minas Hatzissavas.
The festival, steered by artistic director Ninos Fenek Mikelides, featured more than »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Alexis Grivas)
Director Ralph Fiennes suffers a sophomore slump with “The Invisible Woman,” a soporific biopic about Charles Dickens’ mistress. On the heels of Fiennes’ vital, crackling adaptation of “Coriolanus,” this latest effort feels like a real disappointment, resembling one of those forgettable BBC dramas where women in hoop skirts sit in drawing rooms and stare at each other. While it’s probably true that Nelly Ternan (played here by Felicity Jones, “Like Crazy”) could have been treated better by her famous lover, there’s little evidence here that her life was so richly interesting and dynamic that it deserved big-screen treatment. »
- Alonso Duralde
Ralph Fiennes been on a roll lately. As well as portraying Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter franchise, he's also starred in Skyfall, as well as directing an acclaimed version of Shakespeare's Coriolanus. So that's two billion dollar movies and a great directorial debut - something few actors, if any, have accomplished.
Now, for his follow up to Coriolanus, he's taking on Charles Dickens. But instead of adapting a Dickens book, he will be focusing on the writer himself and the story of his mistress, Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones), with The Invisible Woman, which has received a new poster and trailer; check them out here...
Nelly, a happily married mother and school teacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity. Dickens - famous, »
- Gary Collinson
Bath Film Festival | Nordic Film Festival | Assemble: A Survey Of Recent Artists' Film And Video In Britain 2008-2013 | Utopia
Bath Film Festival
As well as funding this festival, IMDb (the world's biggest movie site) is sponsoring some new awards, all of which hopefully means punters get a great selection of films. Sneak previews include Ralph Fiennes's Dickens movie The Invisible Woman, Robert Redford's All Is Lost and Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. Plus a striking pair of religious screenings: The Last Temptation Of Christ in Wells Cathedral, and The Passion Of Joan Of Arc in Bath Abbey, with a live score by Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp).
Various venues, Mon to 8 Dec
Nordic Film Festival, London, Edinburgh & Glasgow
Our Scandinavian neighbours are probably scratching their heads at our seemingly never-ending obsession with their TV detective shows. Why aren't we as fascinated with their movies as well? »
- Steve Rose
‘Catching Fire’ movie box office: ‘Midnight’ shows nearly 30% ahead of ‘The Hunger Games’ (photo: Jennifer Lawrence in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) Francis Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, starring Best Actress Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson, raked in a remarkable $25.25 million from evening shows on Thursday, November 21, 2013, in North America (playing at 4,163 locations on Friday), according to estimates found at Box Office Mojo. That’s 28 percent higher than the $19.74 million at 2,565 locations earned by its predecessor, Gary Ross’ The Hunger Games; it’s also one of the biggest domestic "midnight" debuts ever. (See more on that below. Scroll down to check out a video of Jennifer Lawrence yelling back at yelling photographers at the Catching Fire New York premiere. And see also: “‘Catching Fire’ Weekend Box Office: Poised to Surpass ‘New Moon,’ ‘The Hunger Games’?”) Now, in the paragraph above »
- Zac Gille
Ralph Fiennes follows up his modern Shakespeare adaptation and directorial debut, Coriolanus, with a look at the latter life of legendary author Charles Dickens. Fiennes directs and leads The Invisible Women, a biopic of the famed Brit novelist centred on his secret love affair with mistress Nelly Ternan.
The Invisible Women is slated (perhaps appropriately given Dickens’ seasonal work, A Christmas Carol) for Us cinemas on 25th December and the UK on the 7th February.
- Craig Hunter
Greeted with warms reviews at both the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, Ralph Fiennes' sophomore film following "Coriolanus," "The Invisible Woman," sees the thesp once again putting himself center stage, this time as legendary author Charles Dickens. A new international trailer has landed for the Sony Pictures Classics drama ahead of its Christmas day release. The film tells the little known story behind Dickens' secret 13-year affair with his mistress, Nelly Ternan (played by "Like Crazy" breakout Felicity Jones). Watch below: »
- Nigel M Smith
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Invisible Woman"...
- Michael Stevens
Whether or not "The Invisible Woman" can overcome respectable but not quite ecstatic notices out of Telluride and Tiff to become an awards season contender remains to be seen, but that doesn't mean there aren't surprises to be found in the film. As we noted earlier this afternoon in our For Your Consideration: 5 Overlooked Supporting Actresses Who Deserve Some Oscar Season Attention, one to pay attention to is Joanna Scanlan for her small, but important turn in the film. But of course, most eyes will be on the two leads — Ralph Fiennes (who also directed) and Felicity Jones — playing Charles Dickens and his mistress Nelly Ternan, in the tale which chronicles their secret decade-long relationship (Scanlan plays Dickens' wife). And while our man in Telluride may not have fallen head over heels for it (our review), the rest of us are still intrigued, particularly with the talent on hand. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The film has been very well received by critics since its Telluride and Toronto debuts, and has been continuing on the festival circuit in recent months – you can read our review from the Lff here – building momentum nicely in the run-up to the Oscars.
With its release on our shores on the horizon, Lionsgate has launched a beautiful new quad poster, and a terrific new trailer to go along with it.
Nelly (Felicity Jones), a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, »
- Kenji Lloyd
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