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In a development that feels more inevitable than surprising, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are in talks to get back into the Bourne business. The two had sent mixed messages over the years, ever since Jason Bourne disappeared in the murky East River at the end of The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007, with the major roadblock being Damon’s insistence that a reluctant Greenglass direct, while Universal handed the franchise over to writer-turned-director Tony Gilroy. But with Gilroy’s Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, failing to live up to the original three Bourne films at the box office, and Damon’s recent non-Bourne projects, »
- Jeff Labrecque
To celebrate the release of Lasse Hallström’s Swedish thriller The Hypnotist starring Tobias Zilliacus, Mikael Persbrandt and Lena Olin, which is out in the UK on September 15th, we’ve got a copy of the film up for grabs on DVD!
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When a young woman and her parents are murdered, the detective in charge of the case consults with a famous psychiatrist in an attempt to understand why the killer targeted the whole family, with only the son managing to escape. As the psychiatrist reveals his unconventional methods of hypnotism he places the comatose son into a trance in the hopes of re-enacting the fateful night.
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- Gary Collinson
Ioncinema.com’s Ioncinephile of the Month feature focuses on an emerging filmmaker from the world of cinema. This September, we put the spotlight on the writer-director of The Skeleton Twins. After exploring the thirtysomething slackerhood with the 2009 SXSW Film Festival preemed True Adolescents, Craig Johnson’s sophomore feature visits a paralleled (re)union of sibling spirits where the pursuit of happiness is challenged by the skeletal remains of what was left in one’s past. An examination of the sometimes vacuous, sometimes endearingly noir phases that the psyche tends to visit, the Sundance U.S. Dramatic Competition Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award winning film mowed down Park City auds with the versatile Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader proving that comedy and drama do mix.
Johnson’s delicate empathetic portrait of the misfits carries some vintage moments, and was instantly picked up by Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions for distribution and is landing in theatres September 12th. »
- Eric Lavallee
Have you ever wondered what are the films that inspire the next generation of visionary filmmakers? As part of our monthly Ioncinephile profile (read this September), we ask the filmmaker the incredibly arduous task of identifying their top ten list of favorite films. Craig Johnson (who sees his The Skeleton Twins receive its theatrical release on September 12th) put together this top 10 (as of September 2014).
Carrie - Brian De Palma (1976)
“Freaky, funny, arty, beautiful, … and fucking scary. Sissy Spacek breaks your heart. And that seventies split screen action? Badass. This movie delivers on all levels at all times.”
“Every moment of this movie rings true. Painfully funny, painfully smart and so perfectly constructed. My sister and I quote it whenever we see each other. Might be a perfect film.”
“The look on Mrs. Robinson’s face when Benjamin leaves her in the hallway. »
- Eric Lavallee
The cast of the much-anticipated comedy drama The Hundred Foot Journey attended a press conference in London on Tuesday to promote and speak about the film. The Hollywood film, which has a French and Indian theme to it, has been directed by Lasse Hallstrom and produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake and is based on the novel by Richard Morais. Starring Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Charlotte Le Bon in pivotal roles, The Hundred Foot Journey is a quirky, yet gratifying tale which anyone who is a big foodie will certainly relish. The music has been composed by the charismatic A R Rahman, who offers some nice and mellow compositions to accompany the film.
Asked during the press conference if he found it intimidating in any way to work with acting stalwarts such as Helen and Om, Manish Dayal had this to say. “I’d say definitely. »
- Bodrul Chaudhury
Mirren evidently wanted to play the role of French restaurateur Madame Mallory in French, in fact, it was one of the primary reasons she took on the role. But DreamWorks ultimately decided against using the scenes she shot in French.
“I shot most scenes in French and in English, hoping they would use the French, but they didn’t,” Mirren told The Guardian. “But I did poke in as much French as I could.”
Although she fought hard and “argued very passionately” for the use of French, the Oscar winner said she understands the realities of the movie industry.
“The reality is that it’s a Disney movie,” Mirren said. “The other reality is that the vast American public will not accept films with subtitles. People in Ohio »
- Maane Khatchatourian
In cinemas now in the UK and the Us, The Hundred-Foot Journey directed by Lasse Hallström and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Juliet Blake, stars Academy Award winning actress Helen Mirren, veteran Indian film actor Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Canadian-French actress and television personality, Charlotte Le Bon
A flavour brimming mix of food, passion and heart, The Hundred-foot Journey is a story of persistence and triumph over exile. The film depicts a gastronomical fusion of cultures and cuisine and a boy’s compassionate drive to find himself in the comfort of a new home in a foreign country.
In the film, Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. When Hassan and his family, led by Papa (Om Puri), move to a quaint village in the South of France with the grand plan of opening an Indian restaurant in the picturesque countryside, »
- BollySpice Editors
Fine dining collides head on with Indian cuisine in The Hundred Foot Journey as a family leaves India for France, where they open a restaurant directly across the road from a Michelin-starred eatery. And you can guess the distance between the two establishments. With a bunch of heavy hitters involved here from Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey on producer duties to Helen Mirren as Madama Mallory, one would expect a delectable dish of movie dining. Instead, we’re treated to something that is the gastronomic equivalent of food poisoning. Things start off promising enough with the Kadam family turning up in France and opening their restaurant and quickly they start making inroads in the local community. But once that’s on the stove, multiple plot lines including two predictable love stories, minor espionage, career ambitions and god knows what else, all force The Hundred Foot Journey to boil over and »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
The poll for the Fipresci Grand Prix 2014 - Best Film of the Year gathered votes from 553 members throughout the world.
In the first phase, participants nominated feature-length films that received their world premiere no earlier than July 1, 2013. This led to a final round between the four finalists: Boyhood by Richard Linklater, Ida by Pawel Pawlikowski, The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson, and Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
This is the first Linklater has won the prize, which has previously gone to Michael Haneke, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jafar Panahi, Pedro Almodóvar, Jean-Luc Godard and Nuri Bilge Ceylan, among others, since its establishment in 1999.
Boyhood will have a special screening at the San Sebastián Film Festival on Sept »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
In theaters now in the Us and opening in the cinema today in the UK is The Hundred-Foot Journey. Produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Juliet Blake, the Lasse Hallström (Chocolat) directed film stars Academy Award winning actress Helen Mirren, veteran Indian film actor Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Canadian-French actress and television personality, Charlotte Le Bon.
First the trailer to whet your appetite:
Apparently the actor auditioned by accident, “I stumbled into the audition by accident and ended up reading for a part in an untitled film, or so I was told. Then I was called back to do several different takes and read multiple scenes and soon »
- Stacey Yount
The Hundred-Foot Journey, 2014.
Directed by Lasse Hallström.
The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory’s Michelin-starred eatery.
If we based our pre-conceived notions of India and France on those in Lasse Hallstrom’s The Hundred-Foot Journey, all French women would be impossibly attractive who forage for mushrooms and all Indian men would reach climax as they smelled turmeric. Like The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel gone before, The Hundred-Foot Journey exists to feign off boredom on a rainy Sunday afternoon. It’s not going to change the world, in fact it will inevitably be found in the bargain bin of your local Asda within the year.
Having moved from India after his mother was burnt to death following a (coincidental) political uprising, Hassan and his »
- Gary Collinson
Life gets spicy for the Indian Kadam family when they move to the South of France and dare to open a restaurant opposite the Michelin-starred eatery owned by snooty Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren). But while Papa Kadam (Om Puri) locks horns with the formidable Madame, his son Hassan (Manish Dayal) is quietly proving his culinary genius. Blending culture clash comedy with a pinch of drama and a hint of romance, Richard C Morais's novel provides Chocolat director Lasse Hallstrom with the perfect recipe for another feelgood treat. »
Hollywood seems to have found new inspiration in the East. In a time when film releases are full of superheroes, remakes and reboots, films that take place in India or feature Indian characters is becoming a trend. Since Slumdog Millionaire (2008), many other films have followed and The Hundred-Foot Journey is the last in the list.
The Hunded-Foot Journey is based on the novel of the same name written by Richard C. Morais. Directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Charlotte Le Bon, the film tells the story of the Kadam family, led by Papa (Puri) and his son Hassan (Dayal), a talented and promising chef. After tragedy strikes the family, the Kadams decide to move to a quaint village in the South of France with the plan of opening an Indian restaurant, despite the fact that only 100 feet opposite stands a Michelin starred classical French eatery. »
- Núria Bonals Hidalgo
There’s just something about the Indian cuisine that translates so effervescently onto the silver screen. The meticulous, intricate process to create these vibrant dishes is more like art than it is cooking, and there’s such a passion and fervour that comes with pleasing their consumers, it’s a spirit that emanates through to the audience. It’s evidently an area filmmakers are keen on exploring, as to follow both Jadoo and The Lunchbox, which also used Indian cooking as a means of driving their narratives, comes Lasse Hallström’s The Hundred Foot Journey.
When the Kadam family, led by the impassioned father (Om Puri) relocate to a serene, isolated village in France, they decide to open up a restaurant, with the talented young Hassan (Manish Dayal) as head chef. However, the building they purchase just so happens to be on the same street as a Michelin star enterprise, »
- Stefan Pape
In an understated comment, the jury described the Us film as a” somewhat ordinary and rather undramatic story” that still – or perhaps precisely because of this – becomes “a very special film treasure”.
An honorary mention went to British film ‘71, directed by Yann Demange, with the jury branding the soldier-behind-enemy-lines feature as “an extraordinarily well-made film that is both a brutal thriller and a nuanced, thoughtful work.”
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jorn Rossing Jensen)
Audiences will be getting ready to satiate their tastebuds with the big screen adapation of Richard C. Morais’ international best-selling novel The Hundred-Foot Journey. Releasing on Friday 5th September 2014 by Entertainment One UK, The Hundred-Foot Journey is an uplifting and feel-good cultural feast full of Indian spices, French sophistication and British wit.
Directed by Lasse Hallström and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Juliet Blake, the film stars Academy Award winning actress Helen Mirren as the icy proprietress of a Michelin starred classical French eatery in Southern France, veteran Indian film actor Om Puri (East is East, The Reluctant Fundamentalist), Manish Dayal (Law & Order, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Bollywood film Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna) and Canadian-French actress and television personality, Charlotte Le Bon. The screenplay is written by Steven Knight.
This highly-anticipated culinary delight that is The Hundred-Foot Journey also stars a stellar cast of Indian and »
- Press Releases
The jury described the film as “a somewhat ordinary and rather undramatic story that still – or perhaps precisely because of this – becomes a very special film treasure.” Uip will distribute the film in Norway.
Leif Lindblom’s bittersweet comedy “Raspberry Boat Refugee ” picked up The Nordic Film kudo which honors the best director of a Nordic movie.
“We have decided on a seemingly light-hearted and wild comedy, but it has a double meaning, drawing attention to naïve and simplified perceptions of the difference between two neighboring countries,” declared the jury, adding that “It is also about feeling unable to fit into the role one is expected to fill.”
Produced by Mrp Matila Rohr Productions, “Raspberry” tells the tale of a Finnish man who’s always wanted to be a Swede. »
- Elsa Keslassy
The Deauville Film Festival heads have unveiled the make-up of the 40th edition of the fest, and naturally this coming September, we’ve got a Sundance-infused edition being readied for the North West coastal town. Celebrating several new American indie auteurs, noteworthy filmmakers from Park City include Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night), A.J. Edwards (The Better Angels), Mark Jackson (War Story) and Damien Chazelle’s much acclaimed Whiplash. Also found in the 14 In Comp slate we find Nathan Silver’s Uncertain Terms — which our Nicholas Bell called “uneasy, uncomfortable, and certainly uncertain”. Also on tap: the French premieres of Before I Go to Sleep and director Chris Messina’s Alex of Venice. Here is the full selection and you can make a detour here to see who is being celebrated at the fest.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Ana Lily Amirpour
I Origins, »
- Eric Lavallee
Haugesund, Norway– Deauville will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a strong competition lineup of U.S. indies, leading up with Anton Corbijn’s “A Most Wanted Man” and Reese Witherspoon starrer “The Good Lie.”
The Normandy-set festival will also play Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight alumni: Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” and Jim Mickle’s “Cold in July,” as well as David Robert Mitchell’s “It Follows,” a Critics’ Week competitor. Other contenders include Nathan Silver’s “Uncertain Terms,” Mark Jackson’s “War Story,” Ira Sachs’s “Love is Strange,” Mike Cahill’s “I Origins,” Carter Smith’s “Jamie Marks is Dead” and Gregg Araki’s “White Bird in a Blizzard.”
Beyond “Whiplash,” which won Sundance’s grand jury prize, Deauville will play three other feature debuts: Ana Lily Amirpour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,” A.J. Edwards’ “The Better Angels” and Saar Klein’s “Things People Do.”
Deauville will also »
- Elsa Keslassy
Amir here, with the weekend’s box office report. Forecasts were uncertain whether Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles still had the appeal to take the multiplex by storm. The turtles are as popular as ever, apparently, crushing Guardians of the Galaxy in its second week. I have no doubt that you’re all sick of me bitch and moan about Michael Bay and Marvel week after week – but see? I have a point; we do have to talk about them every week; there’s no escape. So we’ll skip them for the good news: Boyhood passed 10 million and is still expanding.
Weekend Box Office
01 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $65 *New*
02 Guardians Of The Galaxy $41.5 (cum. $175.9) Review
03 Into The Storm $18 *New*
04 Hundred Foot Journey $11.1 *New*
05 Lucy $9.3 (cum. $97.3)
06 Step Up All In $6.5 *New*
07 Hercules $10.7 (cum. $52.3)
08 Get On Up $5 (cum. $22.9) Review
09 Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $6.4 (cum. $47.5) Reviewish & Podcast
10 Planes Fire & Rescue $5.5 (cum. »
- Amir S.
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