Showing posts with label cannes 2013. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cannes 2013. Show all posts

30 May 2013

Watch the Trailer For Jamie Cheung's Sex Slavery Drama Eden

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Directed by Megan Griffiths (The Off Hours, producer of My Sister's Sister) EDEN is based on the chilling yet inspirational true story of human-trafficking survivor Chong Kim and stars an award-winning performance from the beautiful Jamie Chung (The Hangover II & III), rising star Matt O'Leary (Disney's The Lone Ranger) and the legendary Beau Bridges (The Descendants).

The year is 1994. Korean-American teenager, Hyun Jae (Jamie Chung;The Hangover Part II &; III, Sucker Punch, The Man with the Iron Fists), goes to a bar in New Mexico where a handsome young man buys her drinks and offers her a ride home. But she never reaches home and is instead abducted and forced into prostitution by a domestic human and drug trafficking ring located outside the
bright lights of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hyun Jae is initiated into her new life by Bob Gault (Beau Bridges; The Descendants, Stargate SG-1), the corrupt Federal Marshall who runs the organisation and troubled Vaughan (Matt O’Leary;Spy Kids, Fat Kid Rules the World, Disney’s The Lone Ranger).Through a haze of morphine, Hyun Jae (soon renamed Eden, by her captors) learns what her future holds: sex with strangers and life in a 10x10 storage unit. Throughout the two years she is held, Eden reluctantly ensures her own survival by carving out power and influence within the very organization that has imprisoned her.

Eden will arrive in UK cinemas on 19th July put aside any reservations of Jamie Chung's previous film, Eden proves she does posses some acting chops just some critics wish she would show a little more often.

25 May 2013

Cannes 2013: Sundance Winning Ain't Them Bodies Saints Trailer

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Love develops in all kinds of places and situations if its meant to be it will happen no matter the outcome. David Lowery's Ain't Them Bodies Saints an award winning hit at this years Sundance Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize winner) seems to be making similar noise at Cannes Film Festival and now we can admire the beauty of it's first trailer.

Set in the 1970's starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara as Bob Muldoon &Ruth Guthrie a young impoverished couple ho are caught up in a shootout with local police. A Policeman ends up wounded and Bob takes the blame who is then sent to jail leaving Ruth on her own to raise their soon to be daughter on her own. Four years own Bob escapes prison in a search for Ruth however during this time she has grown closer to Patrick Wheeler (Ben Foster) with an unexpected reunion destined to be an unhappy one.

Once again you get a feel of Terence Malick (Badlands era) especially in the cinematography, it's stylish, engrossing stuff which looks to intertwine between the intense manhunt and the drama between Bob, Ruth. David Lowery is been tipped for big things in film and Ain't Them Bodies Saints looks the near perfect introduction for the director who is hoping remake Pete's Dragon as well Graphic Novel movie adaptation of Torso. If going by the buzz this film is making Lowery should achieve those projects and become a big name in film for years to come.

Ain't them Bodies Saints boasts a fantastic support in the shape of Keith Carradine, Rami Malek and Nate Parker, the film has no confirmed UK&Irish release date but will be out out in USA 16th August.


Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara), an impassioned young outlaw couple on an extended crime spree, are finally apprehended by lawmen after a shootout in the Texas hills. Although Ruth wounds a local officer, Bob takes the blame. But four years later, Bob escapes from prison and sets out to find Ruth and their daughter, born during his incarceration. Set against the backdrop of 1970's Texas Hill Country, director David Lowery paints a poetic picture, evoking the mythology of westerns and saturating the dramatic space with an aching sense of loss. Featuring powerful performances by Affleck, Mara as well as Ben Foster and Keith Carradine, AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS is a story of love, motherhood, and searching for peace while faced with an unrelenting past.

20 May 2013

Cannes 2013: Watch 3 More Clips And Sizzle Reel For Only God Forgives

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You have to be living on Mars to know Nicholas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives to be one of 2013 eagerly awaited films and this Wednesday the film will finally make it's world premier at Cannes Film Festival. After Drive it's hoping the movie will justify the hype and deliver a film that's stylish,unscrupulous, intense violently brutal but could it scupper the film winning the Palme D'Or?

Tonight 3 new clips have arrived online delivering more new footage in the stylings of the previous trailers, clips but also show more promise that the film will live up to it's hype. First 2 clips Kristin Scott Thomas is the star of the show a certain to be in the running for Awards when the season arrives again. The first clip shows the public side of her anger with the second clip her rage demanding her son julien (Ryan Gosling) be a man and avenge his brother's death with Julien in the final short clip 'let's fight' Chang  the killer of his brother.

Over at The Playlist a sizzle reel apparently shown by Weinstein Company previewing the film. The Reel shows more new footage delivering a sense of family dynamic as Crystal (Scott Thomas) firing a a verbal assault on Julien's girlfriend, showing whose boss in their family.

Only God Forgives will make its world premier at Cannes Wednesday 22nd May with the UK release date 2nd August.

Clips (NSFW):

Sizzle Reel:

Only God Forgives (Solo Dio perdona) - Estratto... by SpaggyPalermo

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29 April 2013

Give People What They Want In New Only God Forgives Clips

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Here comes the pain in the shape of Ryan Gosling in 3 new clips for Cannes bound Only God Forgives. The new clips continue the momentum of what we've seen before, that Nicholas Winding Refn's new film will emulate Drive, likely to outdo it. Neon clad striking visuals, hyper violent, intense to the core Only God Forgive looks like it'll provide us with that substance with the expected Solid Gosling performance thing look extra spicy with Kristin Scott Thomas performance who looks like she'll the scene a few time. In these clips we do see her shine in her moment, acid tongued, intimidating, menacing urging her boy (Gosling) to seek revenge of his dead brother.

Only God Forgives has no confirmed UK release date just yet but in a few weeks at Cannes Film Festival (22nd May) things may change. USA  release date is 19th July 2013.

Only God Forgives (Solo Dio perdona) - Estratto... by SpaggyPalermo

Only God Forgives (Solo Dio perdona) - Estratto... by SpaggyPalermo

Only God Forgives (Solo Dio perdona) - Estratto... by SpaggyPalermo


18 April 2013

2 New Only God Forgives Trailers Show Why This Is A Must See Film

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Just as news broke that Nicholas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives is officially heading To 66th Cannes International Film Festival hot on the heels is not one but two very intense New Trailers for your visual pleasure!

Both are international trailers with the latter we believe is the Festival if not a general French trailer  which delivers a little more of the plot which showcases Kristin Scott Thomas is one bitch of a matriarch domineering powerhouse. Whilst the brilliant first (red band) trailer captured the visual beauty and brutality of the film this trailer delivers more dialogue most of all new footage including more of 'the Devil' aka The Angel of Vengeance, played by Vithaya Pansringarm. If you are looking for a little more the stylization the Scandinavian trailer will provide a bit more substance and you'll probably want to sing more than pick a fight!

Ryan Gosling stars as Julian a owner of a Thai Boxing club in Bangkok which also happens to be the centre of his family's drugs smuggling operation. Things get complicated when his mother (Thomas) arrives in town demanding he avenges his brother's death killed by a legendary cop known locally as The Angel of Vengeance (Pansringarm), a move that will cost Julian dearly.

Did someone say this will be most anticipated film of 2013? If you adored Drive hell Yeah! No UK date yet to be confirmed but the French will see it first 22nd May whilst 19th July USA, Only God Forgives also stars Tom Burke, Byron Gibson.

French Trailer

Scandinavian Trailer



source: Thefilmstage via Thepeoplesmovies

Only God Forgives To Bling Ring: The 2013 Cannes Film Festival Line Up

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You always know the summer is virtually upon us when the granddaddy of film festivals launches their programme and today 2013 Cannes Film Festival line up was unveiled.

As previous announced the festival will open in a party mood when Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby opens the festival on 15th May an unusual move as the film is out in USA 5 days before. Jérôme Salle‘s Zulu starring Forrest Whittaker and Orlando Bloom will have the honour of closing the festival.

The usual array of expected films and surprise choices make up this years line up with Nicholas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives expected to excites the Cannes audiences.Sofia Coppola's Bling Ring headline's Un Certain Regard section with James Franco's As I Lay Dying,Claire Denis Les Salaud also making up the numbers.

In the Competition the film that's too 'gay' to be shown on American Cinemas steven Soderbergh's Liberace pic Behind the Candelabra will be screened on the big screen. This film will only be screened on HBO Stateside as will Stepan Frear's Muhammad Ali's Final Fight (Frank Langella, Danny Glover)but here it'll get a cinematic outing.

Roman Polanski this year has the luxury of having 2 films with Venus In Furs and motor racing documentary Week End Of A Champion. So Are you thinking is that it? Fear not the full list of 2013 Cannes Film Festival  films you can be find below...

In Competition
Only God Forgives, dir Nicolas Winding Refn
Borgman, dir Alex Can Warmerdam
La Grande Bellezza, dir Paulo Sorrentino
Behind the Candelabra, dir Steven Soderbergh
La Venus a la Fourrure, dir Roman Polanski
Nebraska, dir Alexander Payne
Jeune et Jolie, dir François Ozon
La Vie d'Adele, dir Abdellatif Kechiche
Wara No Tate, dir Takashi Miike
Soshite Chichi Ni Naru, dir Kore-Eda Hirokazu
Tian Zhu Ding, dir Jia Zhangke
Grisgris, dir Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
The Immigrant, dir James Gray
Heli, dir Amat Escalante
Le Passe, dir Asghar Farhadi
Michael Kohlhaas, dir Arnaud Despallieres
Inside Llewyn Davis, dir Ethan and Joel Coen
Un Chateau en Italie, dir Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi

Un Certain Regard
The Bling Ring, dir Sofia Coppola
L'Inconnu Du La, dir Alain Guiraudie
Bends, dir Flora Lau
L'Image Manquante, dir Rithy Panh
La Jaula De Oro, dir Diego Quemada-Diez
Anonymous, dir Mohammad Rasoulof
Sarah Préfère La Course, dir Chloé Robichaud
Grand Central, dir Rebecca Zlotowski
Fruitvale Statio, dir Ryan Coogler
Les Salauds, dir Claire Denis
Norte, Hangganan Ng Kasaysayan, dir Lav Diaz
As I Lay Dying, dir James Franco
Miele, dir Valeria Golino
Omar, dir Hany Abu-Assad
Death March, dir Adolfo Alix Jr

Special Screenings
Weekend Of A Champion, dir Roman Polanski
Seduced And Abandoned, dir James Toback
Otdat Konci, dir Taisia Igumentseva
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, dir Stephen Frears
Stop The Pounding Heart, dir Robero Minervini

Midnight Screenings
Monsoon Shootout, dir Amit Kumar
Blind Detective, dir Johnnie To
Homage To Jerry Lewis
Max Rose, dir Daniel Noah

Out Of Competiton
All Is Lost by J.C Chandor
Blood Ties by Guillaume Canet

66TH Cannes International Film Festival takes place between 15th until 26th May.
source: Thepeoplesmovies

Nicholas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives To Screen At Cannes Film Festival

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Nicolas Winding Refn’s hotly-anticipated ONLY GOD FORGIVES, confirmed to screen in Competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, will open across the UK and Ireland in summer 2013, through Icon Film Distribution and Lionsgate.

Bangkok. Julian (Ryan Gosling) runs a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation. He has everything he wants for and is respected in the criminal underworld though, deep inside, he feels empty.
When Julian’s brother murders a prostitute the police call on retired cop Chang - the Angel of Vengeance (Vithaya Pansringarm). Chang allows the father to kill his daughter’s murderer, then ‘restores order’ by chopping off the man’s right hand. Julian’s mother Jenna (Kristin Scott Thomas) - the head of a powerful criminal organization - arrives in Bangkok to collect her son’s body. She dispatches Julian to find his killers and ‘raise hell’.
Increasingly obsessed with the Angel of Vengeance, Julian challenges him to a boxing match, hoping that by defeating him he might find spiritual release… but Chang triumphs. A furious Jenna plots revenge and the stage is set for a bloody journey through betrayal and vengeance towards a final confrontation and the possibility of redemption.

ONLY GOD FORGIVES is directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, who won Best Director at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for the international box office smash Drive. The film reunites Refn with Drive star Ryan Gosling (The Place Beyond The Pines, Gangster Squad) and also features Kristin Scott Thomas (In The House, The English Patient), Vithaya Pansringarm (The Hangover Part II), Tom Burke (Donkey Punch) and Thai pop star Yayaying. The film’s score is by award-winning Drive composer Cliff Martinez (Spring Breakers, Contagion).

Stay tuned we'll bring you news on the line up today when we get it. Whilst we wait have another look at the Red Band Trailer For Only God Forgives here.