4 items from 2015
“Tracking Shot” is a top of month featurette here on Ioncinema.com that looks at the projects that are moments away from lensing. This November, we’ve got a fivesome of projects that we feel are worth signaling out, but before we put the focus on those, the previous month was a rather fruitful one for mostly indiewood film productions. Films that we’ll be seeing in 2016 and which are for the most part still filming include: Mark Williams‘ workplace drama The Headhunter’s Calling (with Alison Brie, Gretchen Mol, Gerard Butler, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina), Philippe Falardeau‘s bio boxing drama The Bleeder (with Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Elisabeth Moss), Taron Lexton’s coming-of-ager In Search of Fellini (with Ksenia Solo, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Maria Bello), Kevin Tent‘s Black List scripted rom-com (with Domhnall Gleeson, Christina Applegate, Thomas Haden Church, Nina Dobrev), Sophie Brooks‘ NYC set Euro-fizzled comedy, »
- Eric Lavallee
Can Jim Carrey serve as a replacement for Christoph Waltz? The world at large may have its doubts, but the filmmakers behind True Crimes think he can, as Waltz is no longer being talked about in connection with the murder mystery, but Carrey is now preparing to star alongside Agata Kulesza, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kati Outinen, Zbigniew Zamachowski and Marton Czokas.Jeremy Brock’s script is drawn from David Grann’s 2008 New Yorker article about the slaying of advertising company manager Dariusz Janiszewski, whose body washed up in Poland’s Oder River in December 2000. The crime baffled the authorities until detective Jacek Wroblewski tracked Janiszewski's missing cell phone to an eBay auction. The seller was Krystian Bala, a Polish intellectual whose sado-sexual novel Amok had been published after Janiszewski's death, and featured a plot that seemed eerily similar the real-life killing.Speaking to Screen International, Brock explained that he travelled to »
Speaking to ScreenDaily, the film’s UK screenwriter Jeremy Brock explained that his screenplay was inspired after reading David Grann’s New Yorker article True Crimes - A Post-Modern Murder Mystery, which centres on a Polish murder investigation turning to clues found in a novelist’s book that bear a bizarre resemblance to the case.
“I spent the intervening time to find my inspiration for what has become an original screenplay,” he recalled, noting that, in his 30 years as a screenwriter from his beginnings as a co-writer of the BBC TV series Casualty in 1985, “I haven’t worked so long and persistently on one project as I have done on this one”.
“Through working »
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What happens when you mix a genre-savvy film-directing student/art historian with Luis Bunuel at his most anti-clerical and Wojciech Has at his most digressive? You get “Journey to Rome,” the fitfully amusing feature debut of Polish-born, Famu-trained helmer Tomasz Mielnik. The droll odyssey of a good museum guard gone bad and the people who cross his path as he makes off with a stolen painting, this highly stylized but not altogether digestible film is mostly juvenilia that, outside its co-producing countries, will surf specialized sections of the festival circuit.
All roads don’t quite lead to Rome in this self-proclaimed “Czech-Polish spiritual comedy.” But they start with doleful museum guard Vasek (Vaclav Hrzina), a gullible innocent who is seduced by a femme fatale (Berenika Kohoutova) and scammed by a fake doctor into believing he has a serious disease, which can only be cured if he steals a valuable painting »
- Alissa Simon
4 items from 2015
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