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The Tribe director to speak at Kv

3 July 2014 7:41 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ukrainian director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy to present his short films as part of a talk at the film festival; two new titles added to programme.

Ukrainian director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, whose debut feature The Tribe screened at Cannes in May, is to present his short films at the Karlovy Vary International Film Fesitval on July 10.

The director will present his short films Diagnosis, Deafness and Nuclear Waste. The session will be held in Ukrainian with a translation to Czech only.

Kviff has also added two new titles to its programme: Gabe Polsky’s documentary Red Army, which premiered at Cannes, and Hossein Amini’s The Two Faces of January.

Also, instead of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, Kviff will present both original parts of the story directed by Ned Benson - The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her. The previously scheduled screening on July 4 is cancelled. »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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How I Shot That (Laff Edition): Shooting at The Acropolis During Tourist Hours for 'The Two Faces of January'

20 June 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hossein Amini is an Iranian-British screenwriter known for penning such films as “Wings of a Dove,” “Drive” and “47 Ronin." Recently, he’s taken on a more hands-on approach with his directorial debut, “The Two Faces of January,” which will screen at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival. Starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac, the thriller follows a glamorous American couple vacationing in Europe and the dangerous situation they find themselves in. [Editor's Note: Indiewire reached out to filmmakers with films playing at the 20th La Film Festival (June 11-19) to ask them about how they shot their indie, and what advice they had for other filmmakers. We'll be posting their responses throughout the run of the festival. Go Here for the master list.] What camera and lens did you use? We used the Ari Alexa and old Hawk Anamorphic lenses to try to capture the look of 1960's colour cinematography. What was the most difficult shoot on your movie and how did you pull it off? »

- Oliver MacMahon

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How I Shot That: Shooting at The Acropolis During Tourist Hours for 'The Two Faces of January'

20 June 2014 8:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hossein Amini is an Iranian-British screenwriter known for penning such films as “Wings of a Dove,” “Drive” and “47 Ronin." Recently, he’s taken on a more hands-on approach with his directorial debut, “The Two Faces of January,” which will screen at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival. Starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac, the thriller follows a glamorous American couple vacationing in Europe and the dangerous situation they find themselves in. [Editor's Note: Indiewire reached out to filmmakers with films playing at the 20th La Film Festival (June 11-19) to ask them about how they shot their indie, and what advice they had for other filmmakers. We'll be posting their responses throughout the run of the festival. Go Here for the master list.] What camera and lens did you use? We used the Ari Alexa and old Hawk Anamorphic lenses to try to capture the look of 1960's colour cinematography. What was the most difficult shoot on your movie and how did you »

- Oliver MacMahon

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Trailer for Viggo Mortenson's Thriller The Two Faces Of January

20 June 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The Two Faces of January has the makings of a pretty fantastic movie. It's based on the book by Patricia Highsmith, who is the author of The Talented Mr. Ripley. It was written and directed by Hossein Amini, who is the guy that wrote Drive. It has an incredible cast that includes Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac, and Kirsten Dunst. The movie has been getting solid reviews while screening at the festivals, and this trailer sold me on it. 

The story is set in Greece and Istanbul in the year 1962, it follows a couple of wealthy American tourists named Chester MacFarland (Mortensen) and his young wife Collete (Dunst). They meet an "American expat Rydal (Isaac), a scammer working as a tour guide. Instead of becoming his latest marks, the two befriend him, but a murder at the couple’s hotel puts all three on the run together and creates a precarious »

- Joey Paur

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Watch: 'Two Faces of January' Trailer Starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunset & Oscar Isaac

19 June 2014 4:33 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith, Magnolia Pictures will release Hossein Amini's The Two Faces of January on iTunes/OnDemand on August 28 and in theaters September 26. Amini penned the screenplay which is set in 1962 and centers on an American couple, Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his wife Colette (Kirsten Dunst), who arrive in Athens by boat via the Corinthian Canal. While sightseeing at the Acropolis they encounter Rydal (Oscar Isaac), a young, Greek-speaking American who is working as a tour guide, scamming tourists on the side. Drawn to Colette's beauty and impressed by Chester's wealth and sophistication, Rydal gladly accepts their invitation to dinner. However, all is not as it seems with the MacFarlands and Chester's affable exterior hides darker secrets. When Rydal visits the couple at their exclusive hotel, Chester presses him to help move the body of a seemingly unconscious man who he claims attacked him. »

- Brad Brevet

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Viggo Mortensen Stars in Second 'The Two Faces of January' Trailer

19 June 2014 4:10 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"You have no idea what I'm thinking..." Magnolia has debuted the full Us trailer for screenwriter Hossein Amini's directorial debut The Two Faces of January, starring Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst. Ohh, plus should've-been-nominated-for-Oscar Oscar Isaac, too. We've already featured one international trailer for this film once before, but now we have a release date and the final Us trailer, which plays heavily on the very noir / mystery plot in this. Obviously some of the quotes they've chosen reference Hitchcock and how much of a great suspense thriller this is, which it certainly looks to be. I'm not sure how well Oscar Isaac fits in, but usually anything with Viggo is worth watching. And he looks great in this, as always. Enjoy. Here's the official Us trailer for Hossein Amini's The Two Faces of January, in high def from Apple: Screenwriter Hossein Amini makes a stylish directing debut »

- Alex Billington

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The Two Faces of January | Review

19 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Winter of Our Discontent: Amini’s Problem with Narrative Pabulum

Few crime writers can boast such a weighty lineage of cinematic adaptation as that of Patricia Highsmith, probably falling somewhere between Agatha Christie and Ruth Rendell, if one were to measure. Wim Wenders, Rene Clement, Anthony Minghella and Liliana Cavani have all reincarnated her most celebrated character, Tom Ripley, to the big screen, while Hitchcock, Michel Deville, Claude Chabrol (and later this year, Todd Haynes) have adapted some of her signature titles. And so, it is with great regard that screenwriter Hossein Amini arrives with his directorial debut, The Two Faces of January, a promise of scrappy ne’er-do-wells conning each other for money or guilty pleasures of the carnal sort, performed by a trio of renowned actors that rival Minghella’s starry line-up of The Talented Mr. Ripley. And yet, there’s something unnervingly stale about the whole endeavor, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Two Faces Of January (2014) Movie Trailer: Oscar Isaac is a Criminal

19 June 2014 9:10 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  The Two Faces of January Trailer. Hossein Amini‘s The Two Faces of January (2014) movie trailer stars Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac, Daisy Bevan, and David Warshofsky. The Two Faces of January‘s plot synopsis: based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith, “In 1962, the charismatic Chester MacFarland [...]

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Viggo Mortensen And Kirsten Dunst Are Big Trouble for Oscar Isaac in ‘Two Faces of January’ Trailer (Video)

19 June 2014 1:09 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Two Faces of January” is a period piece, set in 1962. And yet, it was a contemporary story when Patricia Highsmith's novel was published in 1964. That pedigree gives the environment depicted a sense of authenticity. The official U.S. trailer for Hossein Amini's film is slick with mood and atmosphere, as a love triangle seems to erupts in a world of crime and deceit. See video: Oscar Isaac Faces Off Against Viggo Mortensen for Kirsten Dunst in ‘Two Faces of January’ Trailer Oscar Isaac stars as a grifter, a tour guide who scams tourists in Greece. He becomes enmeshed in the. »

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‘The Two Faces of January’ Trailer: For Love or Murder

18 June 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

When three people are mixed up in a crime that could cost them their lives, who can be trusted? More importantly, who will crack under the pressure first? Those are the questions posed by the new trailer for screenwriter Hossein Amini’s (Drive) directorial debut The Two Faces of January, which can be watched above.

The Two Faces of January is based on a 1964 novel by prolifically adapted thriller and suspense author Patricia Highsmith, whose more well known works include Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Strangers was of course famously brought to the big-screen by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, making it quite fitting that the trailer for Two Faces puts off a noticeably Hitchcockian vibe in mood, performance, wardrobe, and setting.

For those unfamiliar with Highsmith’s novel, The Two Faces of January is set in 1962 Greece, and centers ...

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- Michael Kennedy

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The Two Faces Of January Trailer Featuring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, and Oscar Isaac

18 June 2014 3:08 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now that writer-director Hossein Amini's The Two Faces of January has a U.S. release date, albeit a limited theatrical one, a new domestic trailer for the noir thriller has debuted.  Amini adapted the Patricia Highsmith novel that follows a charismatic American couple (Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst) who encounter Rydal, a young Greek-speaking American (Oscar Isaac) while touring the Acropolis.  This relationship triangle grows ever more complicated as the couple's dark history is revealed, along with Rydal's true intentions. The first trailer for the film did a great job at establishing dramatic tension, and this domestic cut is equal to the task, though it achieves the same result through a different angle.  You'll be able to check it out for yourself on VOD starting August 28th, or in its limited theatrical release on September 26th.  Hit the jump to watch the U.S. trailer for The Two Faces of January. »

- Dave Trumbore

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Watch: U.S. Trailer For 'The Two Faces Of January' Starring Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac & Kirsten Dunst

18 June 2014 2:17 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

“I love the cruelty in her writing,” "The Two Faces Of January" writer/director Hossein Amini said at the Sydney Film Festival (via Variety) about author Patricia Highsmith, whose novel serves as the source material for his film. “Viggo really embraces the ugly side of characters…not a lot of stars do.” And you can see how ugly Viggo Mortensen gets with this new trailer for the thriller. Co-starring alongside Oscar Isaac and Kirsten Dunst, the sunny noir follows a seemingly innocent, affluent couple, on vacation in Greece, who need the help of a local tour guide, when they mixed up in murder. And so begins the kind of story only Highsmith could write, and it seems like the kind of thing that should easily work, but according to our review out of Berlin by Jessica Kiang, it doesn't quite lock into place. She writes that the film is a "a slack, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Viggo Mortensen Stars in Second 'The Two Faces of January' Trailer

18 June 2014 1:42 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"You have no idea what I'm thinking..." Magnolia has debuted the full Us trailer for screenwriter Hossein Amini's directorial debut The Two Faces of January, starring Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst. Ohh, plus should've-been-nominated-for-Oscar Oscar Isaac, too. We've already featured one international trailer for this film once before, but now we have a release date and the final Us trailer, which plays heavily on the very noir / mystery plot in this. Obviously some of the quotes they've chosen reference Hitchcock and how much of a great suspense thriller this is, which it certainly looks to be. I'm not sure how well Oscar Isaac fits in, but usually anything with Viggo is worth watching. And he looks great in this, as always. Enjoy. Here's the official Us trailer for Hossein Amini's The Two Faces of January, in high def from Apple: Screenwriter Hossein Amini makes a stylish directing debut »

- Alex Billington

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Second 'The Two Faces of January' Trailer with Viggo Mortensen and Kristen Dunst

18 June 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Two Faces of January is a suspense thriller starring Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen, Golden Globe nominee and Cannes Best Actress winner Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac. It is based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith and adapted by Academy Award nominee Hossein Amini. The film is Hossein Amini's directorial debut. Watch the new trailer and check out the official poster before The Two Faces of January hits iTunes and OnDeman August 28 in lieu of its September 26 debut in theaters.

Screenwriter Hossein Amini makes a stylish directing debut with this sleek thriller set in Greece and Istanbul, 1962, and adapted from Patricia Highsmith's novel. Intrigue begins at the Parthenon when wealthy American tourists Chester MacFarland and his young wife Collete meet American expat Rydal, a scammer working as a tour guide. Instead of becoming his latest marks, the two befriend him, but a murder »

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Watch the Trailer for The Two Faces Of January starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac

18 June 2014 1:27 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The new trailer is here for The Two Faces Of January starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac.

The Two Faces Of January is a suspense thriller starring Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen (The Lord Of The Rings, The Road, A History Of Violence), Golden Globe nominee and Cannes Best Actress winner Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man, Melancholia, Marie-Antoinette) and Oscar Isaac (Drive, The Bourne Legacy, Inside Llewyn Davis).

It is based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith and adapted by Academy Award nominee Hossein Amini (Drive, Snow White And The Huntsman). The film is Amini’s directorial debut.

Magnolia Pictures will release The Two Faces Of January on iTunes/OnDemand August 28, 2014 and in theaters September 26, 2014.

Official Site: http://www.magpictures.com/twofacesofjanuary/

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Watch: Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst's Holiday Goes Haywire in Trailer for 'The Two Faces of January'

18 June 2014 12:21 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The official trailer for "The Two Faces of January," the directorial debut of predominant screenwriter Hossein Amini ("Drive,"The Wings of the Dove") starring Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac and Kirsten Dunst, has made its way online. It will be released by Magnolia Pictures on iTunes/OnDemand August 28, and in theaters September 26. A suspense thriller, based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith, "The Two Faces of January" follows an American couple, Chester (Mortensen) and Colette (Dunst), on a European vacation that goes deadly. Check out the trailer below: »

- Oliver MacMahon

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Viggo Mortensen ‘Embraces the Ugly Side of Characters,’ Says ‘Two Faces of January’ Director Hossein Amini

18 June 2014 12:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hossein Amini admitted to a bit of jet lag before Tuesday night’s screening of  “The Two Faces of January” at the Regal at La Live at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

“I’ve just been at the Sydney Film Festival and came back through London, which is where I live, before I came here,” he said with a smile. “Now I’m drinking this caffeinated soda.”

Despite the changing time zones, Amini was in an exuberant mood, waxing on at length about his affection for novelist Patricia Highsmith and star Viggo Mortensen — and their ability to bring the dark side of human nature to the fore.

“I love the cruelty in her writing,” he told the audience. “Viggo really embraces the ugly side of characters… not a lot of stars do.”

He was a university student when first exposed to Highsmith, who also authored the Tom Ripley novels and “Strangers on a Train. »

- Dave McNary

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Exclusive: Dunst, Mortensen and Isaac Jet-Set Among the Ruins in 'Two Faces of January' Poster Debut

17 June 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Check out the poster debut, exclusive to Toh!, for "Drive" screenwriter Hossein Amini's directorial debut "The Two Faces of January," starring Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac. It's based on Patricia Highsmith's 1962-set page-turner. This posh thriller centers on a tony American couple (Mortensen and Dunst) who, while vacationing in sunny Athens, tangle with a suspiciously charismatic Greek-speaking American (Isaac). But their menage-a-trois takes murderous, jealous and paranoid turns when he becomes accomplice to the affluent couple's bad behavior. Oscar nominee Amini's (1998's "The Wings of the Dove") classy throwback bowed on Us shores at the San Francisco International Film Festival in April 2014 -- here's our review. It plays the La Film Festival this week before Magnolia Pictures brings it to VOD on August 28, and to theaters on September 26. So far, it has picked up strong reviews. The stars are attractive, as are the ravishingly filmed Greek and Turkish locales, »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Horses gallops to Brussels victory

17 June 2014 5:43 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Icelandic director Bendikt Erlingsson’s Of Horses And Men won the Golden Iris Award, the top prize at the 12th Brussels Film Festival.Scroll down for full list of winners

Of Horses And Men won €10,000 ($13,600) and beat out 11 other competitors at the festival, which ran from June 6-14.

The drama about the deep relationships between members of a small Icelandic community and their horses debuted in Iceland last August and has toured the festival circuit ever since, beginning with the San Sebastian Film Festival in September. It was released in the UK last weekend.

Other notable winners included Swedish director Anna Odell’s The Reunion, which won the White Iris Award for best first film, as well as €2,500 ($3,400).

Odell’s feature about her imagined high school reunion picked up two other prizes at the festival, the Fedex Cinephile Award and the Rtbf TV Prize of Best Film.

Another film that scooped multiple awards was Farewell To The »

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Travel Back To The Stylish ’60s In Clip And Featurette From The Two Faces Of January

4 June 2014 7:50 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There are some truly terrific thrillers and some wonderful period pieces out there. It’s rare, though, to find a film that’s capable of being both. The Two Faces of January, from Drive writer Hossein Amini and based on the bestseller by Patricia Highsmith, may just fit the bill. Set in 1960s Greece, the film follows a seemingly happy American couple (Kristen Dunst and Viggo Mortensen) who become embroiled with a shady tour guide (Oscar Isaac) after getting mixed up in a murder.

A new clip and featurette from the film were released today and they hint at a strongly acted thriller that makes an effort to look good, too. In the clip, Dunst’s character flirts with Isaac’s tour guide, who is clearly infatuated with her. It appears that she’s manipulating him, but to and for what end is unclear. Both actors look like they’re »

- Isaac Feldberg

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