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Now that the fervor of awards season has subsided, it's time to look ahead to the films and actors likely to dominate the conversation among critics, audiences, and artists in the coming year! Who’s to say which of these performances will sink and which will swim? Only time—and buzz, of course—will tell. Mark Ruffalo & Zoe Saldana, “Infinitely Polar Bear”This Sundance favorite is written and directed by up-and-comer Maya Forbes and stars the irresistibly charming Ruffalo and Saldana. The indie comedy, which centers on a manic depressive patriarch, appears to hit that sweet spot between endearing and cathartic that awards season so admires. And isn’t it about time these two talents earned Academy recognition? Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe, & Naomi Watts in “Sea of Trees”It doesn’t get much heavier than two men traveling to a forest in Japan to commit suicide. But if anyone can »
Infinitely Polar Bear has released a trailer.
When Maggie (Saldana) is accepted into business school, she takes a risk and leaves their two daughters in the care of their father Cam (Ruffalo).
The film is based on filmmaker Maya Forbes's own childhood.
Her daughter Imogene Wolodarsky stars as a fictionalised version of Forbes as a young girl.
The movie premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Infinitely Polar Bear will arrive in Us cinemas on June 19. A UK release date is yet to be announced. »
Following its premiere in competition at Sundance last month, the first trailer has been released for writer/director Maya Forbes’ comedy drama Infinitely Polar Bear, which features Marvel Cinematic Universe stars Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana. Take a look below…
A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don’t make the overwhelming task any easier.
- Gary Collinson
Icon Films has launched the first trailer for family drama, Infinitely Polar Bear. Directed by Maya Forbes, the movie centers on a depressive father figure who struggles to overcome his disease for the sake of his family. Its madcap title aside, the film battles with a heavy subject matter that’s carefully presented in this initial preview.
Starring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana as husband and wife, their troubles commence when she heads off to business school leaving him in charge of their family homestead; in particular, their ‘spirited’ daughters. The decision to unite these two Marvel alums appears to have been a wise move, as each has been awarded a great deal of critical praise for their performances since the movie debuted over a year ago at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Since then, it bagged distribution from Sony Pictures Classics, who will release the movie later this year.
Check out the trailer above, »
- Gem Seddon
Over a year ago at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, one of the buzzed about projects was a touching family drama called Infinitely Polar Bear. The film features a remarkable lead performance by Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers) as Cam Stuart, a father in 1978 who is manic depressive, creating a rift between him and his wife (Zoe Saldana) and their two daughters. But Cam tries desperately to keep his family together at all costs. The film doesn't have distribution in the United States for some reason (it's a great movie though), but it's arriving in Australia soon, and a trailer from down under has just surfaced online. Watch below! Here's the Australian trailer for Maya Forbes' Infinitely Polar Bear from Icon Films Australia: The year is 1978. Cam Stuart (Mark Ruffalo), black sheep of an old New England family, is fresh off a manic-depressive breakdown. His wife, Maggie (Zoe Saldana), has left him, »
- Ethan Anderton
"Infinitely Polar Bear," written and directed by Maya Forbes, tells the story of Cam (Mark Ruffalo), a manic depressive father of two girls. The film's trailer shows Cam scrambling to care for his children after his wife (Zoe Saldana) decides to go away to business school. Cam's two precocious daughters struggle to teach their dad how to be responsible and deal with his mental illness without ruining their lives, yet he is completely overwhelmed by simple chores like doing the dishes. "I think if you could stop drinking, and take your Lithium, then Mommy would let you come home," Cam's daughter tells him practically. The story was inspired by the filmmaker's own father. "I wanted to show that a person's not defined by their mental illness, that's just a part of them," Forbes said at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, to The Independent. "Infinitely Polar Bear" is set for release in the U. »
- Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
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