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The concept of doubles seems to be a major preoccupation of many filmmakers at the moment. Richard Ayoade and Denis Villeneuve brought "The Double" and "Enemy" to Tiff, and now Rome will get their own flavor of twin attraction. "My Life Without Me" and "Elegy" director Isabel Coixet is bringing "Another Me," to the Rome Film Festival. Featuring "Game Of Thrones" star Sophie Turner, aka Sansa Stark, she plays the teenage Fay whose once perfect life slowly begins to unravel when she suspects that she’s being stalked by a mysterious “double”, who is out to steal not just her identity, but her whole life. Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Claire Forlani, Gregg Sulkin, Rhys Ifans, Geraldine Chaplin and Leonar Watling co-star. Even with that film heading to Rome, Coixet isn't stopping. She just wrapped "Learning To Drive" with Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley, and is lining up her next feature. Willem Dafoe, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Gist: Based on Cathy MacPhail’s young adult novel, Another Me, Coixet’s adaptation, which the director states takes its inspiration from The Ring, concerns identity anxiety in a teenage girl, featuring “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner in her film debut. Coixet, best known for her melancholy dramas like My Life Without Me (2001) and Elegy (2008), appears to be trying something new with her latest, which also features Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Claire Forlani, and Geraldine Chaplin.
Prediction: With a majority of her work premiering in Berlin or Venice, her last title, 2009’s Map of the Sounds of Tokyo premiered in the Main Competition. While her latest title, a mystery thriller, will most likely not be considered in the same category this time around, her considerable fest cred (not to mention the constant criticism of the lack of female directors in and out of the Cannes »
- Nicholas Bell
2 items from 2013
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