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Michel Gondry's "The We and the I," which debuted at Cannes without making much noise (or receiving much praise), is still managing at 71% Fresh score on RottenTomatoes. When the film comes out in New York March 8 and Los Angeles March 22 courtesy of Paladin, it may find its audience. "The We and the I" was was shot mostly on a bus, using non-actors from an after school arts program in the Bronx; they play themselves within the confines of a playful script. The Playlist called the film "a testing, patronizing let-down." The director, who is best known for "The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," spoke with Indiewire at Cannes. Check out the trailer below: »
- Sophia Savage
We're about 2 weeks late with this piece of news... It was announced that digital distribution company GoDigital signed a deal 108 Media that will see GoDigital distribute 8 films from 108 Media. 108 Media already has an agreement with Mark Urman’s Paladin Distribution to release each film theatrically in the USA; so all 8 will get traditional theatrical distribution, as well as VOD and digital. Included in the 8 are Michel Gondry's Bronx tale The We and The I (which we already told you about). However, we definitely haven't covered the Sundance Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival prize-winning British/Egyptian drama »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Exclusive: One of the last buzz titles at the Toronto Film Festival is about to find a distributor. I’m told that Mark Urman’s Paladin/108 Media is acquiring all U.S. rights to Midnight’s Children, the Deepa Mehta-directed adaptation of the 1981 Salman Rushdie novel. The film will get a platform theatrical release in April. Mehta helmed the Oscar-nominated Water and this film is based on one of Rushdie’s most famous Booker Prize-winning works. Rushdie wrote the script with Mehta and he attended the film’s gala premiere in Toronto. Midnight’s Children is a lavish period drama about India’s shift from British colonialism to independence. The story is about two infants born on midnight August 15, 1947, the moment India achieved independence. The infants are switched at birth — one rich being raised poor and the poor child is raised rich. The story contains some magical elements, but »
- MIKE FLEMING
Paladin and 108 Media have snapped up the domestic rights to Michel Gondry's latest film "The We and the I," the two companies announced on Saturday. Directed and co-written by Gondry ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"), "The We and the I" follows a group of teens from the Bronx and explores their assorted lives and relationships in one day on the school bus. Gondry, a French native who got his start as a music video director, uses a cast of newcomers for the film, which takes place almost entirely on the »
- Lucas Shaw
The deals, mostly small ones, are flowing here as the Toronto Festival heats up on a rainy Saturday. * In their first major deal since forming a new distribution partnership last month, 108 Media and Paladin have acquired all North American rights to Michel Gondry‘s latest film, The We And The I. The film played Cannes and makes its North American debut at Toronto. An early March opening in New York and Toronto is planned, expanding after that. Set on the last day of the school year, the pic follows a group of Bronx high schoolers who board a city bus on their way home, with summer break ahead of them. The cast is mostly first timers. * Film Movement acquired Three Worlds, from French filmmaker Catherine Corsini. Three characters collide in the aftermath of a car crash. Al, a young man from a modest background, is ten days away from marrying »
- MIKE FLEMING
108 Media and Paladin have picked up all North American rights to Michel Gondry's Bronx tale The We and The I at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the film is making its North American screening debut. The film, which we've been tracking since its Director's Fortnight debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May, stars Michael Brodie, Teresa Lynn, Laidychen Carrasco, Raymond Delgado, Jonathan Ortiz, Jonathan Worrell and Alex Barrios, and is described as follows: The We and the I is the heartfelt and comical story of the final bus ride home for a group of young high school students and graduates. As kids depart the bus for the last time, we get to »
The programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival launched yesterday under the new creative leadership of BFI’s Head of Exhibition and Festival Director, Clare Stewart, bringing a rich and diverse programme of international films and events from both established and upcoming talent over a 12 day celebration of cinema. The Festival will screen a total of 225 fiction and documentary features, including 14 World Premieres, 15 International Premieres and 34 European Premieres. There will also be screenings of 111 live action and animated shorts. A stellar line-up of directors, cast and crew are expected to take part in career interviews, master classes, and other special events. The 56th BFI London Film Festival will run from 10-21 October 2012. This year sees the introduction of several changes to the Festival’s format. Now taking place over 12 days, the Festival expands further from its traditional Leicester Square cinemas – Odeon West End, Vue West End, Odeon Leicester Square »
Announced yesterday, the programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival brings a rich and diverse programme of international films and events from both established and upcoming talent over a 12 day celebration of cinema. The Festival will screen a total of 225 fiction and documentary features, including 14 World Premieres, 15 International Premieres and 34 European Premieres. There will also be screenings of 111 live action and animated shorts. A stellar line-up of directors, cast and crew are expected to take part in career interviews, master classes, and other special events.
This year sees the introduction of several changes to the Festival’s format. Now taking place over 12 days, the Festival expands further from its traditional Leicester Square cinemas – Odeon West End, Vue West End, Odeon Leicester Square and Empire – and the BFI Southbank to include four additional new venues – Hackney Picturehouse, Renoir, Everyman Screen on the Green and Rich Mix, which join existing London venues the Ica, »
One of the clear victors emerging out of Telluride was Ben Affleck‘s The Town follow-up, the political hostage thriller Argo. Featuring a great ensemble including Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and John Goodman, the film received top-notch reviews for its mix of thrillers and comedy and now we’ve got word it’ll be showing at another prestigious festival.
BFI London Film Festival announced their promising line-up today, which includes Argo, as well as Michael Haneke‘s Amour, Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths, Michael Winterbottom’s Everyday, Sally Potter’s Ginger and Rosa, Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone and much more. Check out the complete line-up below, as well as WB’s first TV spot for Argo.
London, Wednesday 5 September: The programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express launched today under the new creative leadership of BFI’s Head of Exhibition and Festival Director, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (thefilmstage.com)
I’ve just literally walked out, not in disgust I must add, of the official press launch of the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon In Leicester Square in London.
Immediate stand outs are Ben Affleck’s Argo, Bill Murray’s Oscar tempting drama Hyde Park On Hudson, Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut Quartet, Sightseers, The Sessions, The Sapphires and Robot And Frank, starring Frank Langella, all of which will debut at the festival.
I’m still trying to process the amount of films thrown at us, and indeed while I do that, here’s the full release.
London, Wednesday 5 September: The programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express launched today under the new creative leadership of BFI’s Head of Exhibition and Festival Director, Clare Stewart, bringing a rich and diverse programme of international films and events from both established and »
- Paul Heath
The line-up to the 56th London Film Festival has just been announced and you can see the list of movies coming to the greatest city in the world below. We already knew that Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie and Mike Newell’s Great Expectations would open and close the festival respectively but now we have the rest of the movies coming to London Town.
Let us know your thoughts on the line-up below in our comments section.
The Festival itself runs from October 10th to October 21st and we’ll be doing our best to bring you reviews from as many films as we possibly can!
London, Wednesday 5 September: The programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express launched today under the new creative leadership of BFI’s Head of Exhibition and Festival Director, Clare Stewart, bringing a rich and diverse programme of international films and »
- David Sztypuljak
While watching the first clip from Michel Gondry's The We And The I - a film shot entirely with non actors on a bus - I was reminded, in a very negative way, of an interview Twitch conducted with Ole Bornedal following the premiere of Deliver Us From Evil at the Toronto International Film Festival. Said Bornedal of the role of the filmmaker / story teller:When I get together with younger directors in master classes or whatever, I always ask them "Why would you want to show reality as reality? We are story tellers. It's a long tradition. A long tradition, all the way back to sitting in the cave around the fire. The story teller wasn't the guy that was telling the other »
Have Michel Gondry's still-in-production movies always been this heavily covered by the press? Either way, after the relative secrecy behind the making of "The We And The I" which premiered at Cannes Directors' Fortnight earlier this year, the filmmaker and everyone else behind "Mood Indigo" have been happy to let press descend upon Gondry's latest film. We've already seen a batch of official stills drop and now we've got one more look at the film's leads, Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris. Le Figaro recently sat down with producer and screenwriter Luc Bossi to talk about the film, an adaptation of Boris Vian's novel, that tells the imaginative story of a man who tries to keep his love alive after a water lily enters her lungs. "I wanted to find a story that has [had] legendary status for fifty years, and that may appeal to all generations...We wrote a very faithful adaptation, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
It has been a while since Michel Gondry fans got a film from the director that was, well, Michel Gondry-esque. His last three features have been a documentary ("The Thorn In The Heart"), a mainstream superhero flick ("Green Hornet") and a lo-fi indie ("The We And The I"), the latter two of which found his whimsical flourishes mostly pushed to the sidelines. But as the plethora of set pics from his latest endeavor "Mood Indigo" have revealed, this will be full on Gondry with strange props galore, and now the first official images from the movie give an even closer look at the oddball world he's creating.
Starring Audrey Tautou, Omar Sy, Gad Elmaleh, Charlotte Lebon, Alain Chabat, Aissa Maiga, Philipe Torrenton and Natacha Regnier, the film is based on Boris Vian's 1947 novel, "L'Ecume des jours," and tells the tale of Colin (Duris), the wealthy inventor of an olfactory musical instrument, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Just one more reason why we love French filmmaker Michel Gondry: not only is he constantly challenging the preconceptions of who he is as a filmmaker by moving from documentary to mainstream tentpole back to micro-budgeted indie film, he's also frank with his opinions on his on work. Maybe it's a lost in translation thing, but the Gallic director just doesn't seem to beat around the bush.
Playlist contributor Simon Abrams sat down with Gondry in Cannes to discuss his latest effort, the social/community dramedy, "The We & The I." During their lengthy conversation, Gondry also candidly discussed his self-perceived failures with his first major studio tentpole, "The Green Hornet." Made for $120 million (plus P&A costs), the film only grossed $227 million worldwide, and while that's not an embarrassing number by any stretch, the producers have already said the film didn't make enough of a profit to warrant a sequel. »
- Edward Davis
Here’s the latest poster and a completely new trailer for the upcoming Dracula 3D, Dario Argento‘s newest project which will screen at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Great cast and quite interesting story from Argento’s first 3D horror film which is not completely an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel of the same name, but definitely [...]
Ulrich Seidl brings a completely new drama to Cannes this year. And he sure has some good chances to win Palme d’Or, because his Paradies: Liebe is one of the titles that will compete for a Golden Palm statue at 65th Cannes Film Festival. We have three new clips from the whole thing – and [...]
This year the Grégoire Melin’s Kinology can do no wrong – they nabbed the best real-estate on the Croisette and reminded us that Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers will surely be much talked about upon release and they’re sprinkled out a little bit everywhere else on the Croisette from the Main Comp with Cosmopolis, the Directors’ Fortnight with opening film from Gondry (The We and the I) and a Special Screening status in the Critics’ Week for Alice Winocour’s debut, Augustine (see pic of actress Soko above). Here is the other European titles they have in store.
30° Color by Lucien Jean-baptiste
Days Of Grace (Dias De Gracia) by Everardo Gout
Land Of The Bears by Guillaume Vincent
- Eric Lavallee
17 May 2012 6:18 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Cannes – Shrugging off the studio straitjacket of The Green Hornet and breezing back into territory that’s far more accommodating to his playful visual aesthetic and loose-limbed approach to narrative (think 2006's The Science of Sleep), Michel Gondry takes an idiosyncratic, funny, unexpectedly poignant snapshot of American youth in The We and the I. Rambling and unpolished, the film has a scrappy charm that springs organically from the characters and their stories rather than being artificially coaxed. And while its South Bronx milieu is both vivid and specific, it also has enough universality to connect with teens across broader
- David Rooney
This definitely looks great! We have the first trailer and poster for Michel Gondry‘s latest project titled The We and the I which will debut at the Cannes Film Festival, and I’m sure you’re going to love it! I’m usually not so interested in movies that deal with kids and their high-school graduation or whatever, [...]
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