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Written, directed and produced by Jolie, the romantic drama will also find her in the lead role, alongside off-screen husband Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Niels Arestrup, Melvil Poupaud and Richard Bohringer. Word has it that the filmmaker was inspired by European cinema and ’60s-era theater productions for the pic, which arrives with the following synopsis:
By the Sea follows an American writer named Roland (Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Jolie Pitt), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea (Laurent) and François (Poupaud), and village locals Michel (Arestrup) and Patrice (Bohringer), the couple begins to »
- Isaac Feldberg
The acting couple will both star in the 1970s-set film, which has been dated to hit cinemas on November 13.
Jolie will have her work cut out - she's not only appearing in the movie, but also writing, directing, and producing.
It's the first time the pair have worked together on-screen since 2005's Mr and Mrs Smith.
By the Sea follows the troubled marriage of writer Roland (Pitt) and his wife Vanessa (Jolie) when they arrive at a French seaside resort.
"This is a story about a relationship derailed by loss, the tenacity of love, and the path to recovery and acceptance," Jolie said in a statement. "It has been a privilege to explore these universal human experiences with such a generous and talented cast and crew."
The movie also stars Mélanie Laurent, »
If at first you don't succeed… Last year's big Universal Pictures/Angelina Jolie (Pitt) prestige fall/winter release, "Unbroken," didn't exactly make Oscar season waves upon arrival. But the actress/filmmaker was hard at work on her follow-up throughout, so I'm sure that did a lot to take her mind off how many nominations the film wasn't receiving (and how many nasty things were being said about her in hacked corporate emails). And so she and the studio will give it another go later this year with "By the Sea," starring Jolie and husband Brad Pitt. Universal has announced that the film will be released November 13 domestically. Written, directed and produced by Jolie Pitt, the film also stars Mélanie Laurent, Niels Arestrup, Melvil Poupaud and Richard Bohringer. It follows an American writer named Roland (Pitt) and his wife Vanessa (Jolie Pitt), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, »
- Kristopher Tapley
Universal Pictures announced today that “By The Sea,” Angelina Jolie’s directorial follow-up to “Unbroken,” will arrive on the Oscar-friendly date of November 13. Written, directed and produced by Jolie (apparently, she's formally using the surname "Jolie Pitt"), the romantic drama stars the filmmaker, her husband Brad Pitt and Mélanie Laurent, Niels Arestrup, Melvil Poupaud and Richard Bohringer. The official synopsis is below; the film is said to be influenced by European cinema and theater of the ’60s and ’70s. By the Sea follows an American writer named Roland (Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Jolie Pitt), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea (Laurent) and François (Poupaud), and village locals Michel (Arestrup) and Patrice (Bohringer), the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own »
- Rodrigo Perez
While Angelina Jolie Pitt’s supposed first foray into awards fare as a director, Unbroken, was a bit disappointing, Universal Pictures is nevertheless bullish on her follow-up. The studio has given a prime awards season release date to By the Sea, slating the film for November 13, 2015. Competition is scarce on the pre-Hunger Games weekend, where Jolie Pitt’s film will square off against the Warner Bros. miners drama The 33, the horror reboot Rings, and the comedy Rock the Kasbah. Jolie Pitt started production on the drama By the Sea before Unbroken was released, rolling cameras in Malta last summer. She stars opposite husband Brad Pitt in the film as an American couple who arrive in a picturesque resort in 1970s France with their marriage in crisis. They subsequently spend time with fellow travelers and come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives. The cast also includes Mélanie Laurent, »
- Adam Chitwood
Husband and wife team Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who first worked together on Doug Liman's smash spy thriller "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," are back together on-screen in the relationship drama "By the Sea," which Universal Pictures has slated for awards-friendly release on November 13, 2015. International markets will follow. Writer-director-producer Jolie Pitt is following up her Christmas 2014 Universal release "Unbroken." This time she stars in the film opposite Pitt, who plays American writer Roland, who arrives at a 70s French seaside resort with his wife (Jolie Pitt) to work on their marriage. They spend time with fellow guests, including young newlyweds Lea (Mélanie Laurent) and François (Melvil Poupaud), as well as village locals Michel (Niels Arestrup) and Patrice (Richard Bohringer). "By the Sea" is inspired by European cinema and theater of the ’60s and ’70s. “This is a story about a »
- Anne Thompson
Jolie directed “By the Sea” from her own script. The film also stars Mélanie Laurent, Niels Arestrup, Melvil Poupaud and Richard Bohringer. Pitt portrays an American writer who arrives with his wife (Jolie) in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France with their marriage in apparent crisis. Laurent and Poupand portray newlyweds.
The studio said “By the Sea” is inspired by European cinema and theater of the ’60s and ’70s. Jolie and Pitt are the producers; Chris Brigham, Holly Goline (“Unbroken”) and Michael Vieira (“Unbroken”) are exec producing. »
- Dave McNary
Universal Pictures will release director Angelina Jolie Pitt’s drama “By the Sea,” in which she stars alongside her real-life husband Brad Pitt, in the heart of awards season on Nov. 13, the studio announced Thursday. International releases for Jolie’s follow-up to “Unbroken” will also build around this date. Written, directed and produced by Jolie Pitt, the film boasts an international ensemble led by Mélanie Laurent, Niels Arestrup, Melvil Poupaud and Richard Bohringer. “By the Sea” follows an American writer named Roland (Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Jolie Pitt), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, »
- Jeff Sneider
Jolie Pitt directed and stars alongside Brad Pitt in what will be their first on-screen pairing in a decade since Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
The story centres on an American writer and his wife who confront marital issues while spending time with villagers in a French seaside resort in the 1970s. Mélanie Laurent, Niels Arestrup, Melvil Poupaud and Richard Bohringer also star.
Universal will build out the international roll-out for By The Sea around the Us date.
“This is a story about a relationship derailed by loss, the tenacity of love, and the path to recovery and acceptance,” said Jolie Pitt. “It has been a privilege to explore these universal human experiences with such a generous and talented cast and crew.”
“Angie and Brad have created an intimate gem of a film that will surprise people and delivers »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Sabine Azéma, president of Camera d’Or jury for best first film in Cannes French actress Sabine Azéma will preside over the Caméra d’or Jury this year, to select the best first film presented in Cannes.
The star - who admits to a long-running love affair with Britain like her late mentor and companion Alain Resnais - is the latest to hold the role after previous prsidents Bong Joon-Ho, Gael García Bernal, Carlos Diegues and Nicole Garcia. The prize is dedicated to first-time directors.
Her jury will comprise director Delphine Gleize, actor Melvil Poupaud, Claude Garnier representing the Afc (French Association for Cinematographers), Didier Huck, representing the Ficam (Federation of Cinema, Audiovisual and Multimedia Industries), Yann Gonzalez, representing the Srf (Society of Film Directors) and Bernard Payen, representing the Sfcc (French Union of Cinema Critics).
Azéma is not afraid of subjecting herself to ridicule or indignity in the cause of her art. »
- Richard Mowe
Read More: Cannes 2015: Jake Gyllenhaal, Guillermo Del Toro and More Selected for Competition Jury The Cannes Film Festival has announced that French actress Sabine Azéma will preside over the Caméra d’or jury this year, which honors the best first film at the festival. Azéma won her first César award in 1985 for her role in Bertrand Tavernier’s "Un Dimanche à la Campagne," which screened at Cannes that year. For years she collaborated with Alain Resnais, acting in nine of his films. The rest of the jury includes director Delphine Gleize, actor Melvil Poupaud, Claude Garnier representing the Afc (French Association for Cinematographers), Didier Huck, representing the Ficam (Federation of Cinema, Audiovisual and Multimedia Industries), Yann Gonzalez, representing the Srf (Society of Film Directors) and Bernard Payen, representing the Sfcc (French Union of Cinema Critique). The Caméra d’or prize was created in 1978. All »
- Casey Cipriani
French actress and long-time Alain Resnais collaborator to preside over jury to select the best first film presented at the 68th Cannes Film Festival.
Sabine Azema has been named president of the Caméra d’or Jury at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (May 13-24).
The jury selects the best directorial debut presented in Official Selection (In Competition, Out of Competition and Un Certain Regard), Critics’ Week or Directors’ Fortnight, which this year represents 26 films.
French actress Azema, who won her first César in 1985 for Bertrand Tavernier’s Cannes Competition title A Sunday in the Country, follows in the footsteps of Bong Joon-Ho, Gael García Bernal, Carlos Diegues and Nicole Garcia.
Azema is known for her nearly three-decade collaboration with director Alain Resnais for whom she has performed as the tragic heroine in Love Unto Death (1984), then in Mélo (1986) for which she was awarded her second César.
Other Resnais films in which she has performed include Smoking »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
I’m not proud of this, but it took me 4 days to watch Laurence Anyways, and I should clarify that I didn’t watch the film in varying stretches over these 4 days, I watched it in one sitting. It’s just that that sitting wasn’t until the 4th day after I was originally supposed to watch it. Thursday night I had planned to watch the film by Xavier Dolan, which would be my first film of his, I hadn’t seen anything by him previously. I knew I wouldn’t have time to watch a near 3 hour film Friday or Saturday due to my work schedule, so it was either Thursday night or wait until Sunday night. It’s play instantly on Netflix, so I go to my account to watch it, and it’s at the top of my list, right there in front of my eyes. I »
- Dylan Griffin
Marc Allégret: From André Gide lover to Simone Simon mentor (photo: Marc Allégret) (See previous post: "Simone Simon Remembered: Sex Kitten and Femme Fatale.") Simone Simon became a film star following the international critical and financial success of the 1934 romantic drama Lac aux Dames, directed by her self-appointed mentor – and alleged lover – Marc Allégret. The son of an evangelical missionary, Marc Allégret (born on December 22, 1900, in Basel, Switzerland) was to have become a lawyer. At age 16, his life took a different path as a result of his romantic involvement – and elopement to London – with his mentor and later "adoptive uncle" André Gide (1947 Nobel Prize winner in Literature), more than 30 years his senior and married to Madeleine Rondeaux for more than two decades. In various forms – including a threesome with painter Théo Van Rysselberghe's daughter Elisabeth – the Allégret-Gide relationship remained steady until the late '20s and their trip to »
- Andre Soares
Even before the Berlin festival is over, and the Oscars remain under wraps, the thoughts of many executives have turned to Cannes.
At this stage, the selectors of Cannes different sections have seen very little, so there is no such thing as a certainty.
Following some of the chatter and looking at which films might have the right credentials comes up with a strongly international selection for Thierry Fremaux and his team to choose from.
Fellow Italian, and previous Palme d’Or-winner Nanni Moretti, has “My Mother” (aka “Mia Madre”) while Paolo Sorrentino’s Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel-starrer “Youth” (aka “La Giovinezza,” aka “In the Future”) is also a strong competition contender.
Buzz is strong for “The Lobster,” the English-language »
- Patrick Frater
Easily the most fascinating film to come along and challenge traditional gender roles in the past year, “Fidelio: Alice’s Journey” chronicles a sexually liberated female sailor’s voyage of self-discovery aboard an old freighter, where she fights for respect among the randy crew — including the handsome captain, with whom she shares a romantic past — while her faithful partner anxiously awaits her return. Anchored by a courageous lead performance and steered by a fresh-voiced distaff helmer showing impressive command of both atmosphere and subtext, Lucie Borleteau’s emotionally complex, logistically daunting debut should find receptive berth among discriminating fests and specialty venues.
Likened by her landlocked lover, Felix (Anders Danielsen Lie), to a mermaid at several points, Alice (Ariane Labed) seems to become a different person when at sea. The Alice he knows is passionate and attentive, almost girlishly smitten with her man. Then duty calls, intruding upon their idyll »
- Peter Debruge
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