13 items from 2016
Augustine and Disorder (Maryland) director Alice Winocour, co-writer of Deniz Gamze Ergüven's Mustang, talked Beauty And The Beast, Michelangelo Antonioni's La Notte, Vincent Lindon meeting Matthias Schoenaerts, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt on holiday, Pascaline Chavanne's costumes for Diane Kruger, Jacques Audiard's Rust And Bone (De Rouille Et D'Os) with Thomas Bidegain, and alluding to David Lynch's Lost Highway and William Holden.
Vincent, a troubled Afghanistan veteran, after being discharged from the army, becomes bodyguard to the wife (Kruger) and young son Ali (Zaïd Errougui-Demonsant) of a wealthy Lebanese businessman (Percy Kemp »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Tall, dark, and brooding, Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts is the man you go to when you need bruised masculinity, International Cinema Division. If you’ve seen him as the hormonally jacked cattle breeder in the Oscar-nominated Bullhead (2011), or the oddly tender underground fighter in Rust and Bone (2012), or the Brooklyn thug giving Tom Hardy mad tsuris in The Drop (2014), you know what we're talking about here. He can do sexy, menacing, sensitive and messed-in-the head simultaneously. It's just a matter of when regarding the big crossover moment, not if.
Following her enticing and spirited debut, Augustine, Alice Winocour again proves that she can package troubled states of mind in lush images and strong plots. Disorder (Maryland), written with Jean-Stéphane Bron, stars Matthias Schoenaerts (Jacques Audiard's Rust And Bone) and Diane Kruger with Paul Hamy (Katell Quillévéré's Suzanne, Maïwenn's My King), Zaïd Errougui-Demonsant, and Percy Kemp.
Vincent: "What is frightening for the character is to not have control over his own body."
Pascaline Chavanne's costumes (Jacques Doillon's Rodin, Emmanuelle Bercot's Standing Tall, Christophe Honore's Métamorphoses), Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, Michelangelo Antonioni's La Notte, Vincent Lindon, László Nemes's Son Of Saul, Guillaume Nicloux's Valley Of Love, Michel Houellebecq's Submission, Julien Lacheray's editing, Gesaffelstein's sound, John Carpenter, David Lynch's Lost Highway and William Holden - »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Everything that Vincent (Matthias Schoenaerts) touches, and everywhere that he goes, is either flush with violence or tempered by its distant shadow. A combat veteran who returns home from Afghanistan with a nasty case of Ptsd, the burly soldier is so on edge that he can’t even chip apart some ice cubes at a party without stabbing at them with lethal force. Terse, burly, and prone to bouts of shrieking white noise in his head, Vincent is itching to go back to war, if only so he can be in an environment that justifies his jangled nerves.
No such luck. Instead, he’ll have to settle for a private security gig with a team of his fellow vets, prowling around a party at a lavish estate and keeping an eye on any potential threats to the family of three who live there. More than 30 minutes pass before the plot comes into view, »
- David Ehrlich
Originally titled Maryland, writer-director Alice Winocour‘s (co-writer of Mustang) second feature Disorder has just received its first U.S. trailer. Selling itself to American audiences as a lot more clear-cut than its U.K. treatment, the trailer lays out the early story beats before delving into synthwave and neon-headed title cards that cannot help but scream, “this has worked before, right?”
Following a solider with Ptsd (Matthias Schoenaerts of Bullhead and The Drop) hired to watch over the wife (Diane Kruger) and child of a wealthy businessman, the film received nominations at Cannes, AFI, Lumiere Awards, and Stockholm Film Fest.
While the film attempts a heady slow-burn, we said in our review: “[The] subtext is interesting, but only carries Disorder so far. A good deal of it stretches on interminably with Vincent looking sad, weary, on edge, or some combination of the three. Writer-director Alice Winocour does a fine job establishing the geography of Maryland, »
- Mike Mazzanti
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The once world-renowned but now relatively obscure Belle Epoque dancer Loie Fuller (1862-1928), formerly the toast of the Folies Bergère, gets the full biopic treatment in The Dancer (La Danseuse), an airy, prettily accoutered but essentially vapid feature debut for writer-director Stephanie De Giusto. Tabloid interest is pretty much guaranteed in this otherwise fairly inconsequential costume drama by its casting: Fuller herself is played by indie-musician-turned-actor Soko (star of Alice Winocour’s Augustine), who until recently was dating Kristen Stewart (they allegedly split up just before the Cannes Film Festival). Meanwhile, Lily-Rose Depp, the
- Leslie Felperin
Vincent Lindon, who took home the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival and a César for his performance in Stéphane Brizé‘s The Measure Of A Man (La Loi Du Marché) co-written with Olivier Gorce, had recently starred in Alice Winocour's enticing and spirited Augustine and Claire Denis' sinister and irradiating Bastards (Les Salauds).
Vincent Lindon as Thierry: "By Skype, it's the most humiliating way of finding a job."
Gary Cooper's style by G. Bruce Boyer and Maria Cooper Janis, Michael Almereyda's Milgram Experimenter, the Hays Code, Frank Capra, Robert Mitchum and Raoul Walsh, a scene with Karine de Mirbeck and Matthieu Schaller, interviews by Skype and what it means to be able to look at oneself in the mirror in life and as an actor, are weighed with Vincent Lindon, »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
The thrilling Disorder hits U.K. cinemas this weekend, and we have an exclusive clip for your viewing pleasure as we head into the bank holiday weekend. Alice Winocour (Augustine) directs this slick, tense thriller, Disorder stars Matthias Schoenaerts and Diane Kruger and boasts a killer soundtrack from French techno DJ Gesaffelstein.
Here’s the story:
Following a tour of duty, Special Services soldier Vincent (Schoenaerts) takes a job in security for a wealthy Lebanese businessman and his family.
During a lavish party at the family’s luxurious ‘Maryland’ villa in the South of France, Vincent senses that something is amiss. When his employer is urgently called away on business Vincent is left to ensure the safety of his wife Jessie (Kruger) and their child. Suffering from post-traumatic stress, Vincent battles his own paranoia whilst clinging to the certainty that Jessie and her family are in real and immediate danger, »
- Paul Heath
French director and actress Valérie Donzelli is to preside over the jury of the 55th Critics’ Week, the oldest parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival.
Donzelli, whose autobiographical film Declaration of War opened the 50th Critics’ Week and returned to Cannes in Competition last year with Marguerite & Julien, will award the Nespresso Grand Prize and the France 4 Visionary Award to one of the seven feature films in competition, as well as the Leica Cine Discovery Prize to one of 10 short films.
This year’s jury comprises filmmakers who debuted their first or second feature in Critics’ Week in the past five years.
The jury also includes director Alice Winocour, whose Augustine screened at Critics’ Week 2011 and was selected for Un Certain Regard with Disorder last year before winning the César Award for best original screenplay for Mustang.
Also on the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
French director Valérie Donzelli will preside over the jury of the 55th edition of Cannes’ Critics Week. The jury will comprise four other filmmakers who presented, like her, their first or second films at Critics’ Week since 2011, the year of the sidebar’s 50th anniversary.
The jury will include Alice Winocour, who showed “Augustine” in 2011 and was back at the festival last year with “Disorder” playing at Un Certain Regard; Nadav Lapid, whose sophomore outing “The Kindergarten Teacher” played there in 2014; U.S. helmer David Robert Mitchell, whose pic “It Follows” competed at Critics Week in 2014; and Argentine’s rising director Santiago Mitre, who won last year’s Grand Prize with “Paulina.” Donzelli, meanwhile, opened Critics Week in 2011 with “Declaration of War,” which went on to be one of the most significant French arthouse hits of the last decade. Her latest film, “Marguerite & Julien,” competed in Cannes’s official selection. »
- Elsa Keslassy
Ground Control: Winocour Pours on the Paranoia with Tense Thriller
Director and screenwriter Alice Winocour crafts a sweaty-palmed, Ptsd inclined thriller with sophomore effort, Disorder. Somewhat inclined as a French version of The Bodyguard (1992), itself a muddled American pop culture homage to Kurosawa’s 1961 samurai classic Yojimbo, this odd genre mixture arrives with troubling political undertones hovering in the paranoid perimeter of a debatably deranged security guard’s watch of a wealthy Lebanese businessman’s family. Decidedly simplistic in form, it’s an elegantly crafted exercise enhanced by its particularly complex audio design, initially positioning its sullen protagonist as merely a madman approaching a breaking point. But more is revealed in the frequent display of observational skills, including a variety of non-verbal cues shared between its main characters through increasingly murky intrigue.
Recently returned from serving in Afghanistan, Vincent (Mathias Schoenaerts) suffers from night terrors and bouts of debilitating paranoia. »
- Nicholas Bell
After talking about working with Warren Ellis, being in a short film directed by Olivier Assayas for To Each His Own Cinema, the costumes by Selin Sozen, writing with Alice Winocour and being in Augustine, Deniz Gamze Ergüven discussed with me seeing Don Siegel's Escape From Alcatraz as an influence, the contrasting comparisons with Jafar Panahi's Offside and Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides and dynamics between the girls (Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan, Ilayda Akdogan) and their guardians (Nihal G. Koldas, Ayberk Pekcan) in Mustang.
Mustangs in the sea: "Plus you see the sea from the window."
Deniz Gamze Ergüven: What really triggered it was that that was such a crazy situation. For »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan, Ilayda Akdogan star with Nihal G. Koldas, Ayberk Pekcan, Burak Yigit and Bahar Kerimoglu in Deniz Gamze Ergüven's Foreign Language Film Oscar nominated drama Mustang, co-written with Augustine director Alice Winocour. On a frosty afternoon in Chelsea, we spoke about Nick Cave collaborator Warren Ellis, who is featured in Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth's 20,000 Days On Earth, Jafar Panahi's Offside, why Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides lacks in comparison to Don Siegel's Escape From Alcatraz with Clint Eastwood, costume design, cooking lessons and the importance of blanket making.
Lale (Günes Sensoy)
Part allegory, part teenage empowerment, Mustang follows five high-spirited, orphaned sisters, Sonay [Akdogan], Selma [Sunguroglu], Ece [Iscan], Nur [Doguslu] and Lale [Sensoy]. Defying expectations in different »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
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