Posted on September 3rd, 2012 at 08:17 PM by Ulrik
First UK trailer for Jacques Audiard‘s French drama Rust & Bone (De rouille et d’os) starring Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaert, and apparently M83…
Ali suddenly finds himself with a five-year-old child on his hands. Sam is his son, but he hardly knows him. Homeless, penniless and friendless, Ali takes refuge with his sister in Antibes where things improve immediately. She puts them up in her garage and takes the child under her wing. Ali first runs into Stephanie during a night club brawl.
He is poor, she is beautiful and self-assured and trains killer whales at Marineland. When a performance ends in tragedy, a call in the night again brings them together.
Posted on August 25th, 2011 at 10:47 AM by Ulrik
First Trailer for Chicken with Plums (Poulet aux prunes) from Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi, who already directed the great French/Iranian animation Persepolis. Just like Persepolis, Chicken with Plums is based on a personal comic book by Satrapi (Nasser Ali Khan is her granduncle) herself. The film will premiere on the 68th Venice Film Festival and opens in French theaters later in October.
Tehran, 1958. Nasser Ali Khan (Mathieu Amalric), a most celebrated violin player, has his beloved instrument broken by his wife. Unable to find another to replace it, life without music seems intolerable. He stays in bed and slips further and further into his reveries from his youth to his own children’s futures. Over the course of the week that follows, and as the pieces of the story fall into place, an understanding is reached as to why he would give up life for music and love.
Posted on April 28th, 2011 at 08:17 AM by Ulrik
Here’s a new stunning trailer for Michel OcelotsLes Contes de la Nuit (Tales of the Night) that (even) I would love to enjoy in 3D just to see how they managed to combine the “new” technology with traditional silhouette animations. The film premiered during this years Berlinale in February and will open in French theaters in July.
Every night, a boy, a girl and an elderly technician meet in a closed, rather dilapidated old cinema. But the old picture palace harbours a secret. If truth be known, the cinema is a magical place where the three friends enjoy rummaging about, fantasising, dressing up and playing parts in make-believe stories which, at night, become all too real for the three friends. For this is the time when sorcerers and elves take over in the auditorium, courageous stable hands long for beautiful princesses, werewolves howl and hard-hearted ladies swish their heavy silk skirts. Here, there are cities of gold and forests that are so deep that nobody ever finds their way out again. This is a magical universe pervaded by waves of harmony, where heavenly choirs compete with the dull thud of magical drums. On nights such as these, malevolence can unleash great misfortune. But, in the end, good always triumphs.
Posted on November 17th, 2010 at 08:17 AM by Ulrik
Gotta love how Japan always finds new ways to combine its favourite themes, meaning giant robots, school girls with mystical powers and of course World War 2. This time the result has been named Iron Vendetta (Kotetsu no Vendetta) from Ankama Games. The first episode (Episode 0) is supposed to be released this winter.
Posted on October 27th, 2009 at 08:17 PM by Ulrik
Sometimes, but just sometimes it must be great to live in a film-loving nation like France, because our friendly south-western neighbors were not only the first that could see Johnnie To’s Vengeance on the big screen back in May, but will also be the first to get a DVD and Blu-ray Disc release. On December 11th, TF1 Video will release the film in three flavors, a standard one disc edition, a two disc collector’s edition and of a Blu-ray Disc edition in a nice looking steelbook.
Sadly none of these releases will included English subtitles and TF1 Video also has the bad habit to enforce the French subtitles when the original (mostly english in Vengeance) language track is selected. But since Vengeance opened in Hong Kong on August 20th, I bet English friendly HK DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases will pop up by the end of the year as well. Until then, enjoy the film’s (ironically French subbed) trailer below.