6 items from 2016
The film was critically acclaimed especially for the background score by A.R.Rahman. Since it has now been announced as eligible for the Oscars, it might as well be A.R.Rahman’s next big award. Will history repeat itself for the legendary musician? »
Directed and written by Emmy Award nominated writers Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist, the first biopic about the youngest World Cup winner, ‘Pelé: Birth of a Legend’ tells the miraculous story of the legendary Brazilian soccer player Pele’s rise to glory from a young boy, to the 17-year-old, who scored the winning goal in Brazil’s first ever World Cup victory in 1958.
The film stars Kevin de Paula, Vincent D’Onofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego Boneta and Colm Meaney. Produced by AcademyAward and Emmy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer and being released in India by PVR Pictures, ‘Pelé: Birth of a Legend’ hits the theatres on May 13th.
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In his 1992 soccer-fan memoir “Fever Pitch,” Nick Hornby recalled his first exposure to one of the great Pelé-led Brazilian World Cup teams, writing: “Brazil ruined it for all of us. They had revealed a kind of Platonic ideal that nobody, not even the Brazilians, would ever be able to find again.” Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist’s English-language “Pelé: Birth of a Legend,” which dramatizes the star player’s first World Cup triumph, tries its best to visually convey just how revolutionary Pele’s arrival on the scene must have felt, but it’s continually hamstrung by an uninspiring, ultra-traditionalist narrative.
Shot in vivid color by “Black Swan” d.p. Matthew Libatique, with skillful editing and a rousingly rhythmic score from A.R. Rahman, the film nonetheless tackles the soccer legend’s early life with all the stolidness of an old-school bootstrap melodrama, yet its younger target audience should be able to appreciate the flash, »
- Andrew Barker
Despite the worldwide popularity of the sport, it’s a shame the great football (aka soccer, around these parts) movies can mostly be counted on one hand. While it remains to be seen if the forthcoming biopic Pelé will be among them, it certainly has a great foundation to start with. The drama depicts the life of the soccer legend (born as Edson Arantes do Nascimento) from his upbringing in poverty in Brazil to becoming a global star by the time he was a teenager.
Directed by Michael and Jeff Zimbalist (who have previously worked on 30 for 30), the first trailer has now arrived ahead of a U.S. release this summer. Shot way back in the fall of 2013, it was thought it might be ready for the last FIFA World Cup, but then got delayed for re-shoots. With music from A. R. Rahman and cinematography by Darren Aronofsky’s go-to Dp Matthew Libatique, »
- Leonard Pearce
The 15th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival will take place from April 13 to April 24 in New York City and will screen two films that are works in progress, and five special screenings and four special events that include live performances by artists including Steve Aoki and Billie Joe Armstrong and special appearances including Sir Richard Branson and Pelè.
Dan Aykroyd (The Heart of the
Ghostbusters) in his Sony Ghost Corps office with pictures of his grandfather and father in the background along and other parapsychologist. Photo credit: Derrick Kunzer (co-producer and cinematographer of
Writer/director Brendan Mertens’ work in progress documentary Ghostheads is a special sneak preview into the many faces of the Ghostbusters fandom and its 30-year celebration as one of cinema’s most iconic franchises. The Wip features interviews with Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Sigourney Weaver and Paul Feig.
- Sacha Hall
A punk comedy starring Green Day's frontman, docs on everything from Ghostbusters superfans to Scientology to soccer star Pelé, and an adaptation of a Dave Eggers' book starring Tom Hanks highlight the remainder of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival's lineup.
Lee Kirk's comedy Geezer stars Green Day singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong in his first leading role, playing a retired rocker who dives back into the punk scene in order to escape from the doldrums of middle age. Armstrong is scheduled to play a live performance after the world premiere screening. »
6 items from 2016
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