16 items from 2013
Posters for The Lone Ranger, Red 2, Hell Baby, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Europa Report, R.I.P.D., Baggage Claim, Inside Llewyn Davis, As I Lay Dying, Redemption, Fruitvale Station, Grown Ups 2, and some beautiful artwork for the cover of a 300: Rise of an Empire coffee book.
"Joe Wright is reported Out of the »
- Garth Franklin
Wrekin Hill plans a U.S. release later this year. Cast includes Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston, Melanie Laurent, Martina Gedeck, August Deihl, Bruno Ganz, Lena Olin, Christopher Lee and Charlotte Rampling.
Studio Hamburg FilmProduktion and C-Films Ag Zuerich produced in co-production with C-Films Deutschland GmbH, Cinemate Portugal and with Tele Muenchen Group.
Story follows a Swiss professor (Irons) who meets a mysterious young Portuguese woman in Berne.
The film has already been released in Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Italy and in Germany, where its has topped the $5 million mark at the box office. K5 is handling all international sales.
- Dave McNary
Wrekin Hill Entertainment has picked up U.S. rights to Bille August’s thriller Night Train to Lisbon from K5 International. Based on the novel by Pascal Mercier, with a screenplay by Gregg Latter and Ulrich Herrmann, the film follows a Swiss professor, played by Jeremy Irons, who meets a beautiful and mysterious young Portuguese woman, played by Sarah Spale-Buhlmann, and then decides to seek out a new life in Lisbon. The cast also includes Jack Huston, Melanie Laurent, Martina Gedeck, August Diehl, Bruno Ganz, Lena Olin, Christopher Lee and Charlotte Rampling. Berlin Review: Night Train to Lisbon Studio
- Gregg Kilday
Wrekin Hill Entertainment is acquiring U.S. rights to Bille August’s thriller "Night Train to Lisbon," which debuted at the Berlin Film Festival, and plans a release later this year. Gregg Latter and Ulrich Herrmann adapted the bestseller by Pascal Mercier about Swiss professor Raimund Gregorius (Jeremy Irons) who learns of a mesmerizing book by Portuguese author Amadeu de Prado, which compels him to ditch his boring life and embark on an adventure in Lisbon. The sprawling international cast also includes Jack Huston, Melanie Laurent, Martina Gedeck, August Deihl, Bruno Ganz, Lena Olin, Christopher Lee and Charlotte Rampling. August also directed "Pelle the Conqueror," "The Best Intentions," "House of the Spirits" and "Smilla's Sense of Snow." Studio Hamburg FilmProduktion and C-films Ag Zuerich produced the film, in co-production with C-Films Deutschland GmbH, Cinemate Portugal and with Tele Muenchen Group. The film has already been performed well in several »
- Anne Thompson
Wrekin Hill Entertainment acquired U.S. rights to the Bille August-directed thriller Night Train To Lisbon from K5 International. Pic is an adaptation of the Pascal Mercier novel starring Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston, Melanie Laurent, Martina Gedeck, August Deihl, Bruno Ganz, Lena Olin, Christopher Lee and Charlotte Rampling. It premiered at Berlin. The plot follows follows Swiss professor Raimund Gregorius (Irons), who meets a beautiful and mysterious young Portuguese woman in Berne. Through her, he learns of a mesmerizing book by Portuguese author Amadeu de Prado, which compels him to spontaneously abandon the boring life he has led and to embark on an enthralling adventure in Lisbon. The film has already been released successfully in several foreign territories including Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Italy and in Germany, where the film’s German distributor Concorde has seen the film surpass the $5 million mark at the box office. K5 is handling international sales. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Exclusive: Boardwalk Empire‘s Jack Huston has just joined the cast of David O. Russell‘s untitled corruption drama, the one that has been known as American Bullshit and more recently the Abscam project. Huston joins Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence. Huston, who plays the scarred Wwi vet Richard Harrow who continues to be one of the most riveting characters in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, will next be seen starring opposite Daniel Radcliffe, Elizabeth Olsen and Dane DeHaan in Kill Your Darlings, which Sony Pictures Classics acquired at Sundance. He also stars in the Bille August-directed Night Train To Lisbon, which screened at Berlin, and Posthumous opposite Brit Marling. Huston was last seen onscreen in the David Chase-directed Not Fade Away. He’s repped by UTA, Untitled and Ken Mcreddie Associates. The Russell-helmed pic (he has been working with original scribe Eric Warren Singer »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
It can be hard to remember that Mélanie Laurent had actually been acting for a decade, albeit largely in French-language productions, before breaking out internationally by killing Hitler in “Inglourious Basterds.” Of course the one-two punch of the Quentin Tarantino movie and Mike Mills’ well-received “Beginners” is a relatively recent phenomenon for the actress, but in person, too, Laurent has an engaging freshness about her and a genuine excitement about where she is and what she’s is doing that makes her seem more like an ingenue than a seasoned pro. Or so we found when we got to meet her at the Berlin Film Festival where her latest film, Bille August’s “Night Train to Lisbon” (our review here and our interview with co-star Jeremy Irons here) premiered. In it, Laurent takes on another role within a large ensemble as a political revolutionary in mid-20th century Europe, though in tone and execution it. »
- Jessica Kiang
A quick look through his back catalogue or a few minutes in his company will tell you that Jeremy Irons, despite his Best Actor Oscar (for his creepy, ambiguous Claus von Bulow in 1990’s “Reversal of Fortune”) and despite the many auteurs he has worked with in the past (David Cronenberg, Steven Soderbergh, Louis Malle, Bernardo Bertolucci, David Lynch etc), regards himself, first and foremost, as a jobbing actor. It’s not every esteemed and awarded star, after all, who boasts a U.S. indie, two lavish TV dramas, a small role in a would-be Ya blockbuster, a lead in a European co-production and the voice of a bar rag in an episode of the “The Simpsons” as his credits in just the last 14 months or so. The European film in question, Bille August’s “Night Train to Lisbon” is the reason we got to meet Irons at the Berlin International Film Festival recently, »
- Jessica Kiang
In the very finest tradition of europudding, director Bille August's "Night Train To Lisbon" adapts an international bestselling book, takes place against the picturesque backdrop of a European capital, is half-told in flashback through a turbulent and dramatic period of history, and stacks the cast with notable European thesps. These include, Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston, Charlotte Rampling, Christopher Lee, Tom Courtenay representing the U.K.; from Germany, Martina Gedeck and August Diehl; Bruno Ganz of Switzerland; Lena Olin of Sweden; and Mélanie Laurent from France. However, bar Irons, this Babel tower of actors all play Portuguese nationals, and so while the films is told through English, they all speak with Portuguese accents. Irons, however, plays Swiss, which obviously means he employs his usual mellifluous British tones. A little silly though all this is, it's not actually particularly injurious to our understanding of the story, but it does give you an. »
- Jessica Kiang
Berlin – Every car is a sleeper on the stunningly tedious Night Train to Lisbon, a load of old windbaggery in which people keep remarking what a fascinating story is being told, yet they fail to make any kind of a case for it. Adapted from an apparent bestseller by Swiss author Pascal Mercier, and directed by Bille August with a steadfast rejection of imagination or style, this is an antiquated throwback to the lumpy English-language Europuddings that mostly died out in the 1990s, R.I.P. While one might have hoped The Borgias had freshened his taste for
- David Rooney
Berlin -- The talent gathered for The Hollywood Reporter’s Berlin Actors Roundtable is certainly not reluctant to take a walk on the wild side at this year’s Berlinale. Peter Sarsgaard, 41, is a brutal husband and pimp in Lovelace; Fallon Goodson, 27, plays James Franco’s unstable sister in Maladies; Melanie Laurent, 29, and Jack Huston, 30, are doomed lovers in Bille August’s literary adaptation Night Train to Lisbon; and newcomer Mikkel Boe Folsgaard, 28, the Danish Shooting Star in Berlin this year, won the Berlinale’s best actor Silver Bear in 2012 for his first movie role, a mad king in the
- Scott Roxborough , Stuart Kemp
A list of the movies being shown in the official program at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, which runs Feb. 7-17.
Dolgaya schastlivaya zhizn (A Long and Happy Life), director Boris Khlebnikov.
Vic+Flo ont vu un ours (Vic+Flo Saw a Bear), Denis Cote.
W imie … (In the Name of), Malgoska Szumowska.
Elle s’en va (On my Way), Emmanuelle Bercot.
Epizoda u zivotu beraca zeljeza (An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker), Danis Tanovic.
Gloria, Sebastian Lelio. »
- Associated Press
A list of the movies being shown in the official program at this year's Berlin International Film Festival, which runs Feb. 7-17.
"Dolgaya schastlivaya zhizn" ("A Long and Happy Life"), director Boris Khlebnikov.
"Vic+Flo ont vu un ours" ("Vic+Flo Saw a Bear"), Denis Cote.
"W imie ..." ("In the Name of"), Malgoska Szumowska.
"Elle s'en va" ("On my Way"), Emmanuelle Bercot.
"Epizoda u zivotu beraca zeljeza" ("An Episode in the Life of an Iron
Picker"), Danis Tanovic.
"Gloria," Sebastian Lelio.
"The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman," Fredrik Bond.
"Nugu-ui Ttal-do Anin Haewon" ("Nobody's Daughter Haewon"), Hong Sangsoo.
"Promised Land, »
With the musical Les Miserables making a big splash this Christmas, older versions of the story inevitably find their way to Blu-Ray at about the same time. There have been a lot of takes on this story, after all: at least a dozen, not counting concert videos of the stage musical. Not least among them is Bille August’s straight-laced production from 1998. It strips the story down to the bones and removes a lot of juicy elements in the process. But bolstered by a strong pair of leads, it also makes for a reliable introduction to the story: a sort of cinematic Cliffs Notes to get you up to speed quickly. Hit the jump for the full review. About those leads… the film really is nothing without them. Liam Neeson’s haunted eyes and Geoffrey Rush’s tightly wound madness deliver everything we need, and when they’re off the screen, »
- Rob Vaux
Because, looking forward, 2013 promises to be such a fruitful cornucopia of cinema, we were excited to be able to easily list an additional 100 titles we are eagerly looking forward to catching in the new year. From these 200-101 titles, we’re happy to list several projects featuring the extremely busy Isabelle Huppert, include two English language projects, Ned Benson’s split film project The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby His/Hers and the Niels Arden Oplev film, Dead Man Down (and don’t forget her French projects, a starring turn in Serge Bozon’s followup, Tip Top as well as Guillaume Nicloux’s The Religious).
Additionally, the horror genre should be extremely noteworthy in the coming year, with new projects from Neil Marshall (The Descent), Alexandre Aja (High Tension), Fabrice Du Welz (Calvaire), Lucky McKee (May) and directing team Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury (Inside). We’ve got two Australian beauties playing »
- Nicholas Bell
Hey guys, today we have the first poster, great images and one short teaser trailer for the upcoming Night Train to Lisbon film, which is based on the bestselling novel by Pascal Mercier. Directed by Danish helmer Bille August, this romance thriller has an awesome cast on board which includes Jeremy Irons, Vanessa Redgrave and Christopher Lee. Guess that should be enough for you to check out the rest of this report…
August directed the movie from a script written by Ulrich Herrmann and Greg Latter, and the whole thing centers on Raimund Gregorius, a Swiss Professor who encounters a mysterious woman, which leads him to purchase a mysterious text.
In other words, the movie follows:
…a Swiss professor who, having saved a beautiful Portuguese woman from leaping to her death, stumbles upon a mesmerizing book by a Portuguese author that compels him to leave his boring life and embark »
- Jeanne Standal
16 items from 2013
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