Winner of the prestigious Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival, The Legend Of The Holy DRINKERr is another classic from the great Italian director Ermanno Olmi (Il posto, The Tree of Wooden Clogs).
Adapted from the novella by Joseph Roth, the film tells the story of Andreas Kartack, a homeless man living under the bridges of Paris. Lent 200 francs by an anonymous stranger, he is determined to pay back his debt but circumstances – and his alcoholism – forever intervene.
Working with professional actors for the first time in more than 20 years, Olmi cast Ruger Hauer as Andreas and was rewarded with an astonishing performance of subtlety and depth. Hauer is joined by a superb supporting cast, including Anthony Quayle (Lawrence of Arabia), Sandrine Dumas (The Double Life of Veronique
The two stars will join Mikkel Boe Følsgaard in the leading role, as well as Newcomer Maria Boda who is set to play Ophelia.
The film will detail the dark, violent, and psychological elements that the classic play is known for; charting a quest for revenge and descent into madness.
Set to begin production later this year, the cast also includes French actors Lambert Wilson and Dominique Pinon, and British actor Lex Shrapnel.
Ian McKellen of course needs no introduction, a veteran of the stage, and known for his roles as Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and Magneto in the X-Men franchise.
Gabriel Byrne is a Golden Globe winning actor for his performance in the HBO show In Treatment, and
TrustNordisk has boarded sales for Ken McMullen’s Hamlet Revenant, which will star Mikkel Boe Folsgaard as a contemporary Hamlet and Maria Boda asOphelia, alongside an all-star cast including Ian McKellen, Gabriel Byrne, Connie Nielsen, Lambert Wilson, Dominique Pinon and Lex Shrapnel.
The film will begin shooting later this year.
France’s Albatros Films produces in co-production with Germany’s Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion, Italy’s Filmexport Group, Denmark’s SequoiaPictures and Zdf in co-operation with Arte with the support of ArtKoCo.
London-based Ken McMullen has credits including Arrows of Time, Partition, Lucky Man and Zina.
The screenplay by McMullen, adapted from Shakespeare’s most famous play, is set in present times and will “brings to the surface the violence anddestructive instincts that haunt the human psyche,” the filmmakers said. They added the film would have a “haunting and atmospheric visual aesthetic.”
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An original adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” the film explores the violence and destructive instincts that haunt the human psyche through the story of a man caught in a vortex of revenge, doubt and madness. It is scheduled to begin production in the second half of 2017.
Mikkel Boe Følsgaard will head the international cast playing the Danish prince. The actor is best known for his lead role, opposite Alicia Vikander and Mads Mikkelsen, in Nikolaj Arcel’s Oscar-nominated “A Royal Affair.” Newcomer Maria Boda is set to play Ophelia. The cast also includes French actors Lambert Wilson and Dominique Pinon and British actor Lex Shrapnel.
The Cannes Film Festival is gearing up for tomorrow's opening night screening of Arnaud Desplechin's Ismael’s Ghosts (Les Fantômes D'Ismaël) starring Mathieu Amalric, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marion Cotillard with Louis Garrel and Alba Rohrwacher, and a score by Grégoire Hetzel. Claude Lelouch with Un Homme Et Une Femme, starring Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant, in 1966 had won Palme d'Or honours and with Pierre Uytterhoeven, a Best Screenplay Oscar.
Mr and Mrs Gallois (Charles Denner and Judith Magre) with Simon (Jean‑Louis Trintignant) in Le Voyou: "One must learn how to detect cheaters."
Driving with Fanny Ardant, Dominique Pinon, and Audrey Dana in Roman De Gare, Abbas Kiarostami and cars, Un + Une in India with Jean Dujardin and Elsa Zylberstein,
Danish actor Mikkel Boe Folsgaard, best known for his break-out performance as a real-life Danish king in the Oscar-nominated A Royal Affair, and more recently seen in this year's Danish Oscar nominee Land of Mine, will play Hamlet in the new version, which is set to begin shooting in the second half of 2017. Newcomer Maria Boda will play Ophelia. The cast also includes Lambert Wilson, Dominique Pinon...
So, when people complain that “Alien: Covenant” isn’t an “Alien” movie, it’s hard to know what they mean. Apart from strong women, two-mouthed nightmares, and the dark promise of outer space, there isn’t much that runs through this series and ties it together as a stylistically coherent whole. On the contrary, the saga is defined by its flair for change,
Shot on 16mm and 35mm film, Kodagolian split filming time between Argentina and Los Angeles, telling two different, intimate stories about human connection.
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In South America, the story revolves around a love triangle and a photographer’s doomed relationship. In California, Kodagolian creates an alternate reality of his own life when he films himself caring for his two-year-old daughter as his marriage collapses. Egoyan was deeply involved in the making of the film, creating a collaborative relationship with Kodagolian throughout.
French film star Dominique Pinon stars in the film, along with Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Pablo Cedron, Maria Alche, and Robyn Buck.
“Somewhere Beautiful” opens in
On the afternoon of the Focus on French Cinema screenings at the French Institute Alliance Française in New York of Un + Une (One Plus One) with Jean Dujardin, Elsa Zylberstein, Christophe Lambert and Alice Pol, and Un Homme Et Une Femme (A Man And A Woman), starring Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant, I met with the director/screenwriter Claude Lelouch at his hotel.
Disguises in La Bonne Année (Happy New Year) with Lino Ventura and Charles Gérard, kidnapping in Le Voyou (The Crook) with Trintignant and Christine Lelouch, traveling with Fanny Ardant, Dominique Pinon, and Audrey Dana in Roman De Gare (Crossed Tracks), influencing Terrence Malick, Abbas Kiarostami and cars, Howard Hawks's Bringing Up Baby, Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, dogs versus cats,
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Showrunner Ronald D. Moore explains how the pivotal “Star Chamber” scene came together through five key contributions behind the scenes as part of our Emmy season feature, Anatomy of a Scene.
Toni Graphia, writer
The script was a delicate balancing act, according to Moore, and Graphia fought for it from the get-go. “We broke it together as a staff, and I think the element that we worked over the most and kept going back to and reworking was what happened within the Star Chamber itself, trying to make sure it was clear what everyone’s motivation was, why Claire was doing the things that she did. When you went to voiceover, what was the king’s motivation? What did Claire think was happening? When did Raymond put the poison in? There were a lot of mechanics involved in that scene, that just meant it got reworked several times before it was even drafted.”
“Toni’s first draft was really good. My big note for her for the second draft was, ‘it’s really not about Claire sleeping with the king.” That plays a pretty big element in the book; [Claire and Jamie] have a pretty big fight about it, but I said “for the TV show and for what we’re doing, nothing in this episode is as big as the loss of the baby. Go back and just dig deeper and make it about the loss of the baby.’ And she just took that note and embraced it, and dug really deep, and the second draft was amazing. I remember she was in Scotland and we were both there, and I just walked into the writer’s office and hugged her and kissed her and said, ‘oh my God, it’s a beautiful piece of work. I’m so proud of you.’ I’m still blown away by what she did. The second draft was just an amazing piece of writing.”
Metin Hüseyin, director
A returning director from Season 1, Hüseyin had already helmed some complicated episodes in Season 2, including the opening two episodes of the year. “Metin had done a fine job,” Moore says. “The cast had a great affinity with him, a great relationship. And it was complicated material, and the culmination of a lot of things through the course of the season that he’d already been intimately involved with, so that just seemed like a no-brainer to us.”
The layout of the Star Chamber set also required a knowledgeable hand, Moore explains: “It was a difficult set to shoot in because of the design. It had unique lighting challenges to get the shafts of light coming down from the stars. It took so long to rig it that you didn’t really want to do a lot of different setups. It was a very long scene, so the production requirements forced Metin into a certain style of direction; he just couldn’t afford the time to keep playing around and resetting things.”
Jon Gary Steele, production designer
The striking look of the Star Chamber set was conceived by Steele (who told us more about his design process in our recent Artisans video). “The very first conversation we had was very conceptual. He asked me, ‘tell me about where this room is in the palace, and how old is it? Is it a room that’s been converted to this purpose? What’s the feeling?’ Because the show has always been at pains to be authentic as possible, and in this instance I said, ‘This one should have a certain heightened quality to it, it’s mystical, magical, and let’s say that this room was purpose-built for this, by his grandfather who built Versailles,'” Moore recalls.
“The next conversation, he started telling me he had these big plans, and he wanted to do a dome and I was like, ‘Really? Because you know it is just one scene?’ He’s like, ‘yeah, trust me,’ and then he brought me down and showed me a three-dimensional model that he’d had built in the art department. This is one of the things I love about our art department — they build actual models, not just all computerized stuff; there’s actual models to look at. And I saw it, it had the dome on it, and you can bend down and look through the doorways and he said, ‘now, it’s going to be expensive…’ He was just so passionate about it and he really believed in it, and I just said ‘okay, let’s do it, spend the money, let’s build it.’ I think he was a little surprised I said yes, too.”
The end product was clearly worth the expense. “It’s a gorgeous scene and a gorgeous set,” Moore observes. “I’m struck by how well you see it. A lot of times you go on the set and sometimes it’s not shot correctly, or we don’t use most of it … this was an instance where you saw the whole thing. You saw the dome, you saw the fires, the brassieres, and the columns, and the depth, and the floor decoration. Suddenly you’re disconnected from Paris and you’ve just entered this other reality that you had no idea was right behind that door.”
Michael O’Halloran, editor
Because Hüseyin filmed the Star Chamber scene all the way through in long, unbroken takes to maintain the emotional intensity, the episode also required careful editing from O’Halloran. “It was a difficult scene to cut because there weren’t that many takes, and sometimes the eye lines don’t match up on these long masters because people just forget where they are,” Moore says. “If you’re not running the scene over and over again, suddenly you’re trying to cut them together. That took a lot of time and effort.”
Terry Dresbach, costume designer
The costumes on the show are almost characters in themselves, diligently created by Dresbach (who also happens to be Moore’s wife), and her team. In the case of the Star Chamber scene, Moore notes, “It’s a dark set, but those costumes provide a lot of color, interest and detail — a lot of bling in the room. The most important thing about the costumes in this scene, like in every scene, is that they so quickly define the characters. Claire’s dark dress anchors her at the center of things, and she’s been put at the center of things. The king is still wearing that long robe, so he’s the only casual one here, but he has the most power.”
Highlights include the U.K. premiere of Disney-Pixar animation “Finding Dory,” In-Person events featuring the likes of Kevin Smith and Kim Cattrall, and the opening and closing gala world premieres of “Tommy’s Honor” and “Whisky Galore!” Classic include “E.T. the Extraterrestrial” with John Williams’ score performed live by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the world premiere of the newly-restored 4K version of the Scottish classic “Highlander,” celebrating its 30th anniversary with star Clancy Brown in attendance.
The Best of British strand includes David Blair’s heart-wrenching drama “Away,” starring Timothy Spall and Juno Temple as
“Outlander” never shies away from challenging material, and there are few issues more challenging than miscarriage and sexual assault — both of which were present in the harrowing latest installment of the Starz drama, which saw Claire lose her baby after witnessing Jamie’s duel with Black Jack Randall — a fight that was precipitated by Jamie discovering Jack raping Fergus, a boy who works for the couple.
The episode, sensitively written by Toni Graphia and directed by Metin Hüseyin, exemplifies why “Outlander” stands head and shoulders above the majority of other primetime dramas, especially when it comes to portrayals of rape and loss. While it’s often hard to stomach the violence that human beings inflict on each other, “Outlander” takes pains to explore the emotional aftermath of its physical cruelties,
The Gallic retro will focus on the work of Beineix, Luc Besson and Leos Carax, the three directors around which Cinéma Du Look revolved. Titles in the strand will include Beineix’s “Betty Blue” (1986) and “Diva” (1981), Besson’s “Subway” (1985), “The Big Blue” (1988) and “La Femme Nikita” (1990), and Carax’s “Mauvais Sang” (1986) and “Les Amants Du Pont-Neuf” (1991).
The films showcase performances by Jean Reno, Christophe Lambert, Michel Piccoli, Isabelle Adjani, Juliette Binoche, Jeanne Moreau, Dominique Pinon and Julie Delpy. Several of the stars will attend the festival, which is headed by Mark Adams.
Starz also released a new trailer and first look at their teaser art featuring Outlander couple Claire Randall Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) on the steps of Versailles. Instead of swords and guns, they're armed with political savvy and the finest 1700s Parisian fashion as they embark on their new mission - infiltrating the French aristocracy and rewriting history. The new image gives viewers a taste of what's to come in this exciting
The Season Two teaser is the first release for Starz' 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings. Starting December 1, Starz will release exclusive content across Twitter and Facebook, including never-before-seen Season 2 photos, cast interviews, holiday recipes, and the chance to win special Outlander store items. Be sure to stay tuned for more Season 2 footage released during these new Outlander Offerings.
Season 2 of Outlander begins as Claire and Jamie arrive in France, hell-bent on infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion led by Prince Charles Stuart,
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