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Following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, the first trailer has arrived online for writer-director Alice Winocour’s upcoming thriller Marylan (a.k.a. Disorder) which stars Matthias Schoenaerts and Diane Kruger. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
Vincent (Schoenaerts) is an ex-soldier with Ptsd who is hired to protect the wife and child of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he’s out of town. Despite the apparent tranquility on Maryland, Vincent perceives an external threat.
Maryland is set for release later this year.
- Gary Collinson
Director: Saul Dibb
Special Features: The Cast / Production Design / The Book / The Story / The Look
Based on the bestselling novel written in secret by Irène Némirovsky in 1941, but only discovered fully 50 years later after being kept by her daughter, Suite Francaise is a moving tale of the struggles people faced during the German occupation in France and the huge risks some took in the name of others survival.
What’s particularly unique about this story is the authenticity of literally being written during World War II. This compelling re-telling on the small screen really brings forward the heart of the people within it. Nemirovsky’s words were originally believed to be an every day journal but what they actually reveal is a genuine insight into the domestic lives of regular people at the »
- Dan Bullock
Parisian writer/director Alice Winocour followed up her 2012 Cannes Critics' Week entry "Augustine" with 2015 Un Certain Regard premiere "Maryland (Disorder)," which Sundance Selects picked up. While her moody period debut "Augustine" turned on a 19th-century case of female "hysteria," Winocour's second film pivots on Matthias Schoenaerts as Vincent, a French Special Forces soldier reeling from Ptsd who's hired to protect Jessie (Diane Kruger), the wife of a wealthy Lebanese businessman. Holed up in her Maryland villa, Vincent's obsession unfurls into increasing paranoia. The film opens in France September 30th, but has yet to get a stateside date from Sundance Selects. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
This looks powerful. The first trailer for Alice Winocour's new film from Cannes, titled Maryland, has debuted online. The film follows Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts (Bullhead, Rust & Bone, Far from the Madding Crowd) as an ex-soldier with Ptsd hired to protect a woman, played by Diane Kruger, but soon begins to fall for her. This trailer plays without any dialogue, but does show plenty of scenes that will give you an idea of all the emotions these people are feeling. The score is what makes it all work so well, but it's just an impressively crafted trailer that will draw you in and make you interested in this film. Fire it up. Here's the first trailer for Alice Winocour's Maryland, found on YouTube (via The Film Stage): Synopsis: Vincent (Schoenaerts) is an ex-soldier with Ptsd who is hired to protect the wife and child of a wealthy »
- Alex Billington
Audiences are getting Matthias Schoenaerts in all shapes and sizes this year. There's the low rent thriller "The Loft," the flop "A Little Chaos," and the beautiful period drama "Far From The Madding Crowd." These have already hit screens, but he's got a bunch more on the way including the WWII drama "Suite Francaise," the Venice bound "A Bigger Splash," and awards contender "The Danish Girl." Also coming soon is "Maryland," and following its Cannes Film Festival debut this spring, it's gearing up to hit cinemas and the first international trailer has dropped. Co-starring Diane Kruger, and directed by Alice Winocour, the film details the relationship between the wife of a Lebanese businessman, and a Special Forces solider dealing with Ptsd, in a film that our critic called "a small but polished find." Here's the official synopsis: Vincent, a French Special Forces soldier just back from »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Everything from easy-on-the-eye wartime romance to surrealist Czech dough inhalation is on offer this week
There’s something both creakily and comfortingly naff about films such as Suite Française (Entertainment One, 15), polite period melodramas that wear their history like plush epaulettes and remain intractably set in Britain even when they’re not. Saul Dibb’s decoratively glazed, BBC-produced adaptation of Irène Némirovsky’s unfinished bestseller takes place in Nazi-occupied France and plays in choppily accented stretches like ’Allo! ’Allo! minus the jokes. (You keep expecting its strong multinational cast to compromise on a mutual pronunciation of “good moaning.”) Yet it’s as easy to watch as it is easy to mock: there’s a persuasively sincere streak of romanticism to this tale of impossible attraction between a lonely French war bride and a sensitive German soldier that keeps cynicism, if not at bay, on relatively good behaviour. As the lovers in question, »
- Guy Lodge
London — Maren Kroymann’s Berlin-based sales company M-Appeal has picked up world sales rights to “Paradise Trips.” The film is the feature film debut of music-video and commercials director Raf Reyntjens, whose video for rapper Stromae’s track “Papaoutai” has attracted more than 270 million views on YouTube.
The movie centers on bus driver Mario, who has spent his life shuttling senior citizens to their holiday destinations. Today, he is stuck in retirement, bored with his wife and with life in general. He decides to accept one last trip. Only this time his passengers are not the elderly, but a motley crew of partygoers on their way to a music festival in Croatia. Mario takes an immediate dislike to the alternative youth and their loud music. His last journey soon turns into a mind-bending trip that not only confronts him with his prejudices, but also with his long-lost son.
Reyntjens wrote and directed two short films, »
- Leo Barraclough
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander star in this inventive sci-fi thriller from Alex Garland, the genius writer of "28 Days Later." Critics and audiences both gave this one the thumbs-up with "Ex Machina" currently boasting a 91 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. DVD/Blu-ray extras include a "Through the Looking Glass: Creating Ex Machina" 5-part featurette, SXSW Q&A with cast and crew, and eight behind-the-scenes vignettes.
This sequel to the 2012 charmer "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" stars the always engaging Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, and Dev Patel with the welcome addition of Richard Gere. Blu-ray extras include featurettes on "Returning to the Marigold Hotel," "Blossoming Relationships," "The Marigold Wedding," and "Filming in India. »
- Gina Carbone
It’s been nearly 18 years since Alan Rickman’s feature directorial debut, The Winter Guest, hit theaters, but now it’s finally time to catch his second go behind the lens, A Little Chaos. In 1682 King Louis Xiv (Rickman) commences a search for a landscape designer to build one of the main gardens at the Palace of Versailles. Even though Sabine De Barra’s (Kate Winslet) social status and forward-thinking techniques aren’t in line with the candidates one might expect André Le Notre (Matthias Schoenaerts) to chose, he decides to embrace the “chaos” of her process and awards her the job. With A Little Chaos due for a limited release on June 26th, I got the chance to talk to Rickman about making the film. He stressed the importance of pre-production and having rehearsal time, he talked about what it’s like directing a scene that he’s acting in, »
- Perri Nemiroff
Kate Winslet leads A Little Chaos as Sabine De Barra. It’s 1682 and King Louis Xiv (Alan Rickman) is looking for someone to build one of the main gardens at the Palace of Versailles. Even though Sabine’s style is a bit too progressive for the King’s famous landscape artist, André Le Notre (Matthias Schoenaerts), ultimately she persuades him to give her the gig and so begins the challenge of defying gender and class barriers and completing the outdoor ballroom, Rockwork Grove. With A Little Chaos due in select theaters on June 26th, I got the opportunity to sit down with Winslet to discuss her experience making the movie. She addressed the challenges of shooting a period drama while pregnant, what it was like working with Alan Rickman as a director, her experience playing a completely fictitious character within a factual situation and more. You can check it all »
- Perri Nemiroff
The inherent contradiction of landscaping – wherein nature’s splendor is manufactured through rigorous human interference – is likely one most filmmakers can sympathize with. Like gardening, making movies is about presenting a beautiful whole to the public, while hiding the dirty hands and sweated hours that went into making the attraction look natural and organic. A Little Chaos, the Versailles-set period drama, maintains itself effortlessly when drolly snipping at the garish French aristocracy, but as a heartfelt romance with a green thumb, it’s a forced arboreal labor.
“There is an outdoor ballroom in the gardens of Versailles. In what follows, that much at least is true,” reads the opening text of A Little Chaos. It’s a simple and arch preamble that lets director and co-writer Alan Rickman clear away any expectations of historical fidelity one might come to the film bearing. As further suggested by the opening minutes, which »
- Sam Woolf
Come Friday, Alan Rickman and Kate Winslet will hit the big screen together for the first time since Ang Lee's 1995 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. Winslet leads Rickman's second directorial endeavor, A Little Chaos, as Sabine De Barra. It’s 1682 and King Louis Xiv (Rickman) is looking for a landscape designer to build a main garden at the Palace of Versailles. Even though the “chaos” of Sabine’s style isn’t in line with the techniques of the King’s most celebrated landscape artist, André Le Notre (Matthias Schoenaerts), he gives her the job and she begins work on the outdoor ballroom, Rockwork Grove. I’ve got full interviews with Winslet and Rickman about making the movie coming soon, but first, find out what one thing they need to have in hand while filming and which on-set job besides acting they'd like to take on. A Little Chaos hits select »
- Perri Nemiroff
A story about an ordinary woman assimilating into the crème de la crème of royal society in 17th century Paris and falling in love above her station brims with potential, which makes our disappointment with Alan Rickman’s “A Little Chaos” that much more harsh. Romantic period dramas may no longer prompt audiences to stampede to the theater, but one need only turn to “Downton Abbey,” or the understated “The Young Victoria," to see that the genre doesn’t necessarily have to be somnolent. Then again, there are those that can put you to sleep quicker than you can say Nyquil, despite some good-looking costumes and loquacious language. It’s 1682, and the gardens of Versailles need to be developed to appease his royal Highness, King Louis Xiv (Rickman), who desires to make Versailles and France reach heavenly heights of splendor. Famous architect La Norte (Matthias Schoenaerts) is commissioned for the job, »
- Nikola Grozdanovic
From Julie Taymor's premiere of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, attended by Helen Mirren and Anne Hathaway, who had just finished performing in Taymor's Grounded, to Livia Firth's fashion event, where Alan Rickman stopped by, we end our week in New York with A Little Chaos, starring Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, with Helen McCrory, Jennifer Ehle, Stanley Tucci, Paula Paul, and Rickman as Louis Xiv.
Kathleen Turner, Christian Slater, Cornelia Guest, William Ivey Long, Lilly Englert, David Siegel, Fred Schepisi, Gay Talese, Theodora Woolley, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Katrina Eugenia, John Buffalo Mailer, Ann Curry, Diane Sawyer, America Olivo, Christian Campbell, Lisa Falcon, Wendy Whelan. Thomas Matthews, Chuck Scarborough, Meredith Ostrom, Ashley McDermott, Jennifer Creel, and Oksana Jager were among those attending the »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 30 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new romantic dramedy “A Little Chaos” starring Kate Winslet from director Alan Rickman!
“A Little Chaos,” which opens in Chicago on June 26, 2015 and is rated “R,” also stars Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jennifer Ehle, Helen McCrory, Rupert Penry-Jones, Steven Waddington, Danny Webb, Henry Garrett and Morgan Watkins from director Alan Rickman and writers Jeremy Brock and Alison Deegan. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.
To win your free passes to “A Little Chaos” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 7 p.m. in Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Stars: Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Rhona Mitra, Eric Stonestreet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Isabel Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Valerie Cruz, Kali Rocha, Elaine Cassidy, Margarita Levieva, Kristin Lehman, Robert Wisdom, Ric Reitz | Written by Bart De Pauw, Wesley Strick | Directed by Erik Van Looy
I often question why movies are remade, especially those where it seems the remake has come just to remove subtitles and translate it to an English-speaking audience. This seemed to be the case with The Loft which is a new version of the director Erik Van Looy’s own movie Loft…
When five married men conspire to buy a penthouse loft which they can share as a place to have their affairs and live out their fantasies. The last thing they thought would happen though is that it would lead to a death, a murder of a women from their past. When they try to work out what has happened, »
- Paul Metcalf
The Loft, 2015.
Directed by Erik Van Looy.
A group of married men rent a city penthouse to indulge in extra marital affairs but it all goes disastrously wrong when a dead body is discovered.
The Loft is an English language remake of Loft, a 2008 thriller from Belgium directed by Erik Van Looy, who also directs this version. The story concerns five married men – Vincent (Karl Urban – Dredd), Chris (James Marsden – Straw Dogs), Marty (Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family), Luke (Wentworth Miller – The Flash) and Chris’ half-brother Phil (Matthias Schoenaerts – The Drop) – who all have the use of the titular loft, a city centre apartment designed and built by architect Vincent. Each man has a key to the loft and is able to use the apartment to carry out any extra »
- Gary Collinson
Plausibility isn’t in the cards for this odious excuse for a thriller. This is all about sexy danger, for sociopathic, misogynistic values of “sexy danger.” I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Five men with too much time and money on their hands share a luxury loft. They don’t live there: it’s their secret fuckpad for mistresses, hookers, one-night stands, whatever. It’s discreet and economical, is how the building’s architect, Vincent (Karl Urban: Walking with Dinosaurs), sells the idea to his pals, played by James Marsden (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Wentworth Miller (Resident Evil: Afterlife), Eric Stonestreet (Identity Thief), and Matthias Schoenaerts (Far from the Madding Crowd): no mysterious hotel charges on a credit card bill to accidentally inform the wives. Think of it as Zipcar for unfaithful assholes. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Variety critics Scott Foundas, Justin Chang, Peter Debruge, Guy Lodge, Jay Weissberg and Maggie Lee weighed in with their choices for the 21 best films at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (listed in alphabetical order):
1. “Amy.” British director Asif Kapadia followed up his 2010 “Senna” with this even more daring and revealing portrait of the brilliant but tragic jazz diva Amy Winehouse. Drawing on a wealth of professional and user-generated video, Kapadia again eschews the usual talking-heads interview format to keep WInehouse front and center for two harrowing hours, during which we come to understand how thoroughly the troubled singer lived her life under the camera’s relentless and unforgiving gaze. The result is an unforgettable portrait of the cult of celebrity in the iPhone era. (Scott Foundas)
- Variety Staff
Edge Entertainment has acquired Cannes title Disorder (Maryland) from Indie Sales for Scandinavia and Iceland.
The drama, directed by Alice Winocour, played in Un Certain Regard at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Winocour follows her lauded debut Augustine, which played in Cannes’ Critics’ Week in 2012, with this Antibes-shot psychological thriller about a former French Special Forces soldier (Matthias Schoenaerts) suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, who has to protect the wife (Diane Kruger) and child of a wealthy Lebanese businessman.
Mars Distribution has French theatrical rights for an autumn 2015 launch.
IFC/Sundance Selects acquired Us rights during Cannes.
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
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