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‘Hungry Hearts’ DVD Review

Stars: Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher, Roberta Maxwell, Al Roffe, Geisha Otero, Jason Selvig, Jake Weber, David Aaron Baker, Natalie Gold, Victor Williams, Cristina J. Huie, Ginger Kearns, Katherine O’Sullivan, Toshiko Onizawa, Dennis Rees | Written and Directed by Saverio Costanzo

What do you do when the love of your life is in the bathroom next to you while you’re unfortunately experiencing some diarrhea? Get her pregnant and make her miss her flight to spend the rest of her life with you, of course!

Wow, that sounds much more exciting than what the film is actually about. Starring Alba Rohrwacher and Adam Driver as Mina and Jude respectively, the film follows the two as they meet, get pregnant, and try to raise their son. Directed by Saverio Costanzo and written by Costanzo and Marco Franzoso, Hungry Hearts offers a new perspective on life and how our circumstances lead to an end result.
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Tribeca Film Festival: ‘Hungry Hearts’ Review

Stars: Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher, Roberta Maxwell, Al Roffe, Geisha Otero, Jason Selvig, Jake Weber, David Aaron Baker, Natalie Gold, Victor Williams, Cristina J. Huie, Ginger Kearns, Katherine O’Sullivan, Toshiko Onizawa, Dennis Rees | Written and Directed by Saverio Costanzo

What do you do when the love of your life is in the bathroom next to you while you’re unfortunately experiencing some diarrhea? Get her pregnant and make her miss her flight to spend the rest of her life with you, of course!

Wow, that sounds much more exciting than what the film is actually about. Starring Alba Rohrwacher and Adam Driver as Mina and Jude respectively, the film follows the two as they meet, get pregnant, and try to raise their son. Directed by Saverio Costanzo and written by Costanzo and Marco Franzoso, Hungry Hearts offers a new perspective on life and how our circumstances lead to an end result.
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Hungry Hearts | Review

Heart of Glass: Costanzo’s Uncomfortable, Emotional Glance at Madness

Must every cinematic portrait of mental illness be ‘illuminating?’ Your answer to that question may gauge your reaction to Italian director Sergio Costanzo’s New York set domestic horror film, Hungry Hearts, a film best walked into cold. Ambiguity reigns supreme, and for those enjoying a feeling of befuddlement, a rarity in the contemporary cinematic landscape of political correctness, may find Costanzo’s adaptation of Marco Franzoso’s novel a winning concoction. Drawing comparisons to early works by Roman Polanski in how it swiftly throws an unraveling relationship drama into the domestic level of hell, the film instead recalls an era when allowances were made for cinematic representation of strange behaviors and dysfunctional relationships. Surprisingly odd, yet leaving us, roughly, with the feeling of being slapped, perhaps by today’s standards the film can best be understood as the anti-romcom,
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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: South African Drama Among Rare AIDS-Themed Films Shortlisted for an Academy Award

'Yesterday' movie: Leleti Khumalo and Lihle Mvelase. 'Yesterday' movie review: Fantastic central performance in South African AIDS drama To date, nowhere has the AIDS pandemic been felt more strongly than in Sub-Saharan Africa, home to approximately 10 percent of the world's population and two-thirds of the planet's 30-35 million AIDS cases. In the past thirty years, it is estimated that more than 20 million Sub-Saharan Africans have died from complications of the disease.* Even today, drug cocktails that are relatively accessible in other parts of the globe are still beyond the means of the vast majority of Africans. Writer-director Darrell Roodt's South African drama Yesterday is set in this catastrophic scenario. The film depicts the effects of AIDS in the life of a young Zulu woman who contracts HIV from her husband. Although Roodt's narrative maintains its focus on the plight of one particular individual, the (for non-Zulus) quirkily named Yesterday represents millions of other women,
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Into the abyss with Alba Rohrwacher by Anne-Katrin Titze

Cannes Un Certain Regard jury president Isabella Rossellini with Hungry Hearts director Saverio Costanzo and Alba Rohrwacher Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

At the Italian Sunday Brunch organised elegantly by Sally Fischer for Istituto Luce Cinecittà to honor Paolo Taviani (Wondrous Boccaccio), Cosima Spender (Palio), Laura Bispuri (Sworn Virgin), Saverio Costanzo (Hungry Hearts), Alba Rohrwacher, Flonja Kodheli and producer Marta Donzelli at Soho House during the Tribeca Film Festival, Alba and I spoke about working with Adam Driver and getting to know New York.

Alba Rohrwacher as Mina in Hungry Hearts: "Saverio is a very strong director, so we can trust him."

Saverio Costanzo's Hungry Hearts stars Rohrwacher as Mina and Driver as Jude, with Roberta Maxwell as Jude's mother. Adapted from Marco Franzoso's novel, The Indigo Child, by Costanzo, is many things - a thriller, a deep hard stare into the nature of escape, a comedy of metaphors
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'The Changeling' review

Reviewed By: Chris Wright

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The Changeling

Directed By: Peter Medak

Written By: Russell Hunter, William Gray, Diana Maddox

Starring: George C. Scott (John Russell), Melvyn Douglas (Senator Joseph Carmichael), Trish Van Devere (Claire), Eric Christmas (Albert Harmon), John Colicos (De Witt), Jean Marsh (Joanna Russell), Roberta Maxwell (Eva Lingstrom), Barry Morse (Doctor Pemberton) Terence Kelly (Sgt. Durban)

A good ghost story is hard to come by today. The various attempts of haunted houses and ghost tales today rely heavily on jump scares and loud sound affects to propel the story along. Thankfully “The Changeling” doesn’t follow the model! I had only heard of this film in passing but never actually made an attempt to watch but now I am glad I did. Plus, don’t we all love a good ghost story?

The story follows John Russell to a new old style home after the tragic loss
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'Hungry Hearts' International Trailer Starring Adam Driver

'Hungry Hearts' International Trailer Starring Adam Driver
The relationship of a couple who meet by chance in New York City is put to the test when they encounter a life or death circumstance in the new international trailer for Hungry Hearts.

Adam Driver has won critical praise for his performance in Hungry Hearts, which follows a man and woman struggling over the possible loss of their newborn child. Described as an eerie, claustrophobic suspense drama, this thriller is written and directed by Saverio Costanzo (The Solitude of Prime Numbers).

Watch as a brewing conflict begins to escalate in this first footage. IFC Films is set to release the movie in the states, though a release date has yet to be confirmed.

Hungry Hearts: Movie Pictures Gallery

Hungry Hearts comes to theaters in 2015 and stars Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher, Roberta Maxwell, Al Roffe, Geisha Otero, Jason Selvig, Jake Weber, David Aaron Baker. The film is directed by Saverio Costanzo.
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Star Wars 7's Adam Driver in new Hungry Hearts trailer

Star Wars 7's Adam Driver in new Hungry Hearts trailer
Hungry Hearts has released a new trailer.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast member Adam Driver and Alba Rohrwacher star in Saverio Constanzo's psychological drama.

The film centres around a young couple who bring home their first baby.

However, the husband begins to realise that all is not right with his wife's relationship with their child.

Roberta Maxwell also stars in the film.

The movie won a string of awards after its Venice Film Festival premiere, including nods for Rohrwacher, Driver and Constanzo.

Hungry Hearts is yet to announce a release schedule.
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IFC Films Snaps Up Saverio Costanzo’s Romance ‘Hungry Hearts’

IFC Films Snaps Up Saverio Costanzo’s Romance ‘Hungry Hearts’
IFC films has acquired North American rights to Saverio Costanzo’s romance “Hungry Hearts,” starring Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher and Roberta Maxwell.

Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films Intl. is selling foreign rights at Afm.

Producers are Mario Gianani and Lorenzo Mieli of Wildside, together with Rai Cinema; exec producers are Louis Tisne, Riccardo Neri, Olivia Sleiter and Chris Marsh.

Hungry Hearts” had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, where it won both the Coppa Volpi Awards for Driver and Rohrwacher.

Driver plays an American and Rohrwacher an Italian who get marrried after a whirlwind romance. Her pregnancy causes a crisis in the relationship.

The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, IFC’s senior VP of aquisitions and production, with Steinbauer on behalf of the filmmakers.
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Hungry Hearts Review [Tiff 2014]

Here is a film that really disturbed me. It’s called Hungry Hearts and it’s made by the Italian director Saverio Costanzo, who clearly enjoys Roman Polanski’s Apartment Trilogy but has less positive feelings about the difficulties of raising a child. But, as what often makes Polanski’s movies so effective, inspired technique can work horrifying, if (in this case, and Polanski’s) alienating wonders with material that its maker is hostile towards, or at least skeptical of.

Costanzo’s new movie relies heavily on the accumulation of dread. It does not win us over with big surprises, uncertainty, or unruly plot twists. While the aforementioned devices have their place in the horror/thriller genre, Costanzo is exploring the genre from an unique angle, prodding different nerve endings. Many viewers will criticize this film for its over-determined nature, calling its seemingly unnerving events a preordained chain of implausible contrivances.
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Venice 2014: Hungry Hearts Review

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After enjoying critical acclaim here in Venice with The Solitude of Prime Numbers, Saverio Costanzo returns with the second Italian film in competition. Based on Marco Franzoso’s novel Il bambino indaco, Costanzo has shifted the story from Italy to New York. Alas, it hasn’t travelled well.

Jude (Adam Driver) is an American who meets Italian Mina (Alba Rohrwacher) in that most romantic of settings – a public toilet – in the funniest scene of the film. After this, the laughs fade as Jude and Mina fall in love and marry when Mina becomes pregnant. As her pregnancy progresses, Mina has a recurring dream of a faceless man appearing on their wedding night and shooting a deer. As Jude tries to soothe her, Mina sees it as a harbinger of doom. This is partially lifted thanks to a clairvoyant, who informs Mina that she is expecting an indigo child, a New
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Venice Film Review: ‘Hungry Hearts’

Venice Film Review: ‘Hungry Hearts’
Despite the near-dozen cast members listed, but then, soon after the half-hour mark, the once-charming protags and their increasingly irrational behavior turn exasperating. Saverio Costanzo’s first Gotham-set, all-English-lingo feature incorporates a “Blue Valentine” vibe crossed with “Rosemary’s Baby” in a story about a neurotic new mom whose bizarre parenting ideas threaten her child and her marriage. A prime example of an idea overwhelming script considerations, “Hearts” could parlay its American indie feel into a small Stateside rollout.

In the tiny basement bathroom of a Chinese restaurant, Mina (Alba Rohrwacher) gets trapped with stranger Jude (Adam Driver) when the door sticks shut. The topnotch actors make the most of their amusing dialogue in this nifty, claustrophobically lensed scene, which could easily work as a standalone shot. In the next shot, they’re lying in bed together when she learns that she’s being transferred from her embassy job; he asks her to stay.
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Matt Doyle, Jen Cody, Sheffield Chastain and Roberta Maxwell to Star in Reading of The Lost Boy

Broadway's Matt Doyle Book Of Mormon, Jen Cody Shrek, Sheffield Chastain Is He Dead and Roberta Maxwell Brokeback Mountain will star in a industry reading of Ron Pallilo's play, The Lost Boy at theBroadway's Matt Doyle Book Of Mormon, Jen Cody Shrek, Sheffield Chastain Is He Dead and Roberta Maxwell Brokeback Mountain will star in a industry reading of Ron Pallilo's play, The Lost Boy at theManhattan Theatre Club Studios, 311 West 43rd St. The Lost Boy will be performed Sept. 15th at 630 pm and on Sept. 16th at 1230pm.
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New Images from Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill, Your Right Mind Starring Katherine Heigl, and Hungry Hearts

It’s hard to believe it, but the fall film festival circuit is fast approaching. Things kick off with the Venice Film Festival on August 27th, and today new images from three films that will be showcased in Italy have landed online. Briefly: Good Kill – Writer/director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War) returns to timely material by telling the story of a Las Vegas-based drone pilot. The film stars Ethan Hawke and January Jones. Your Right Mind – Actress Katherine Heigl fronts director Ami Canaan Mann’s (Texas Killing Fields) contemporary romance as a former country singer fighting for custody of her daughter. Ben Barnes and Clea DuVaal also star. Hungry Hearts – Rising star Adam Driver leads this offbeat love story of a couple that meets, gets married, and anticipates the arrival of their baby until they are told that they will have an “indigo” child. Alba Rohrwacher and Roberta Maxwell also star.
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Venice unveils festival lineup

Venice unveils festival lineup
The 71st Venice Film Festival announced its lineup this morning, highlighted by films from American directors, including David Gordon Green, Barry Levinson, Peter Bogdanovich, Lisa Cholodenko, Andrew Niccol, and James Franco. As had been previously announced, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and many others, will be the opening film when the festival begins on Aug. 27.

Click below for the entire list of 55 films playing in Venice.

Competition

The Cut, directed by Fatih Akin

Starring Tahar Rahim, Akin Gazi, Simon Abkarian, George Georgiou

A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence, directed by Roy Andersson

Starring Holger Andersson,
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First Images from Chris Evans’ Before We Go, Good Kill, The Good Lie, and Hungry Hearts

Fresh off this morning’s excellent Toronto International Film Festival lineup announcement, we have debut images from some of the films that will be screening at the fest. Briefly: Before We Go – (Directed by Chris Evans) Starring Chris Evans and Alice Eve. Good Kill – (Directed by Andrew Niccol) Starring Ethan Hawke and January Jones. The Good Lie – (Directed by Philippe Farlardeau) Starring Reese Witherspoon, Corey Stoll, Arnold Oceng, Kuoth Wiel, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and Femi Oguns. Hungry Hearts – (Directed by Saverio Costanzo) Starring Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher, and Roberta Maxwell. Hit the jump to chceck out the images and synopses. Tiff 2014 runs from September 4th – 14th. Before We Go Set in Manhattan, the story follows two strangers after their serendipitous meeting in Grand Central. Over the course of one night, they form an unlikely bond and the conflicts in their own lives become the basis for exploration into each other and themselves.
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Toronto Film Festival lineup announced -- Breaking

Toronto Film Festival lineup announced -- Breaking
The 39th Toronto International Film Festival has announced its initial slate of galas and special presentations, which includes 37 world premieres and several films with Oscar ambitions. The Judge, which stars Robert Downey Jr. as a big-city lawyer who reluctantly returns home and ends up defending his revered father (Robert Duvall) against criminal charges, will have its world premiere in Toronto. His Avengers pal, Chris Evans, will unveil his own directorial debut in Toronto, titled Before We Go.

Also noteworthy: James Gandolfini’s final film, The Drop, which also stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace; another Jason Reitman Toronto world premiere,
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Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington’s ‘Equalizer,’ Kate Winslet’s ‘A Little Chaos’

Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington’s ‘Equalizer,’ Kate Winslet’s ‘A Little Chaos’
The Toronto International Film Festival has announced over 40 titles — a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international art-house fare — screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer,” a pair of Reese Witherspoon projects and closing night film “A Little Chaos,” Alan Rickman’s period pic starring Kate Winslet as a landscape gardener assigned to construct the garden at Versailles.

World-preeming Galas announced this morning at the Tiff Bell Lightbox also include “Pawn Sacrifice,” Ed Zwick’s biopic on the legendary Cold War-era chess match between Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber), and “Black and White,” Mike Binder’s tale of a grieving widower (Kevin Costner) in a custody battle, as well as WB fall releases “The Judge” (Robert Downey Jr.) and Shawn Levy’s dysfunctional family comedy-drama “This Is Where I Leave You.”

International titles world-preeming on the
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'Wild,' 'The Judge' and 'The Equalizer' among initial 2014 Toronto Film Festival premieres

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'Wild,' 'The Judge' and 'The Equalizer' among initial 2014 Toronto Film Festival premieres
The Toronto International Film Festival announced its initial wave of 2014 premieres and galas this morning and it features some familiar awards titles, some big stars and some unexpected studio titles. Among the major studio films, David Dobkin's "The Judge" with Robert Downey Jr. and Antoine Fuqua's "The Equalizer" each received gala slots and should premiere over the festival's opening weekend. Other announced galas so far include Bennett Miller's acclaimed "Foxcatcher," which debuted at Cannes, and Mike Binder's "Black and White" starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer and Anthony Mackie. Toronto has also scheduled special gala screenings for David Cronenberg's "Map to the Stars" with Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson, François Ozon's "The New Girlfriend," Ed Zwick's "Pawn Sacrifice" with Tobey Maguire, Lone Scherfig's "The Riot Club," Jean-Marc Vallée's "Wild," Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano's "Samba" and Shawn Levy's "This is Where I Leave You
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‘House of Cards’ Actor to Star in ‘The Inherited’ (Exclusive)

‘House of Cards’ Actor to Star in ‘The Inherited’ (Exclusive)
House of Cards” actor Nathan Darrow will star in indie psychological thriller “The Inherited,” with shooting starting next month in Orange County, N.Y.

Ash Christian of Cranium Entertainment is producing with Milan Cronovich. Anne Clements is exec producing.

My So-Called Life” alum Devon Gummersall will direct from a script by Jenn Liu, who also stars as a young bride who starts questioning her sanity when she moves into a house her husband — portrayed by Darrow — inherited from his first wife who died under tragic circumstances. The young woman’s only ally is the enigmatic housekeeper.

Dennis Boutsikaris (“The Bourne Legacy”) will portray the mysterious first wife’s servant and Roberta Maxwell will play the town gossip.
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