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"It's funny that you find life so complicated." Today's indie trailer is for a film called Chinese Puzzle, or Casse-tête chinois in French, another third film in a charming romantic comedy trilogy about a couple and their lives over the years. The film features the same cast/characters from Cédric Klapisch's Russian Dolls and The Spanish Apartment, including Romain Duris as Xavier Rousseau, along with Audrey Tautou, Kelly Reilly, Toshiko Onizawa, Cécile de France and Sandrine Holt. While it is a French film, they do speak English and it takes place mostly in New York City, and doesn't look that bad at all. I'll check it out. Watch the official trailer for Cédric Klapisch's Chinese Puzzle, found via YouTube: A 40-year-old father of two, still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from »
- Alex Billington
"L'Auberge Espagnole," "Russian Dolls" -- now "Chinese Puzzle," the third installment of Cédric Klapisch's trilogy about a group of international friends, has arrived, and premieres in New York and Los Angeles on May 16th before expanded in following weeks. After his ex-wife Wendy (Kelly Reilly) leaves him in Paris to move with their kids to New York, Xavier (Romain Duris) follows his family to the city and attempts to piece together a life while writing a novel and basically un-jumbling everything else. "Chinese Puzzle" was a big hit in its native France and stars Duris and Reilly as well as Audrey Tautou and Cécile De France from the two earlier films in the trilogy. Check out the colors, charmingly awkward tensions and fun dance sequences in the trailer, exclusive to Indiewire, below: »
- Taylor Lindsay
The first figure skating competition of the 2014 Winter Olympics is not a individual event, as it was in past games. New for the Sochi Olympics is the team figure skating event, which lets each participating country submit one skater (or one pair) per category in both short and long programs.
For the U.S. short programs, Ashley Wagner is the women's singles participant. She'll skate starting at 11:10 a.m Et, live stream available here, and here are some fun facts about the 22-year-old who was born on a U.S. Army base in Germany and has lived in six different U.S. states.
Fave actress: Natalie Portman
Fave movie: "Atonement"
Pet: A German wirehaired pointer named Millie
Her charity: Classroom Champions
Collects: Russian dolls and charms on her Pandora bracelet
Fave pump-up song: "Lonely Boy" by the »
Paris – “Cedric Klapisch is a great director and has a real writing talent for original stories and extraordinary ability to tap into the vibes, the contemporary trends of a society,” said Olivier Courson, chairman-ceo of Studiocanal that has co-produced Klapisch’s last four movies with Bruno Levy. Still playing French cinemas, where it has grossed $13,4 million and counting, “Chinese Puzzle,” the third part of a franchise begun with “L’Auberge espagnole” and “Russian Dolls” will be talked up at this weekend’s Unifrance Rendez-vous by Audrey Tautou and Klapisch himself. “Chinese Puzzle” follows Xavier (Romain Duris, older, a touch wiser), to New York where Wendy (Kelly Reilly) has taken their two children to live with her new American flame. Initially kipping on the couch of Isabelle (Cecile de France), his passion for Martine (Audrey Tautou) rekindles when she swings by New York with two children of her own. Variety caught »
- John Hopewell
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