Thursday, April 6, 2017

A Tease for Redoubtable / Larrain's Next Project / Oscar Takes a Week Off

It's the first Thursday in April and welcome my friends...


There seems to be a lot of buzz prior to a possible Cannes announcement for Michel Hazanavicius' Redoubtable.  The film tells the true story of the love affair of a young Jean-Luc Godard.  The film stars Louis Garrel as Godard and Berenice Bejo (as you might expect in a Hazanavicius film) as well.

Here' the teaser with English subtitles from YouTube:

Additionally, here is The Playlist post that covered the release of the trailer as well as additional coverage from The Film Stage.   StudioCanal is distributing the film in France and as yet it has no U.S. distribution.


Pablo Larrain (via Variety)

Pablo Larrain has had a good Telluride run over the past few years with the selections of No for the lineup in 2012 and Neruda last year.  Larrain also produced the Sebastian Lelio film Gloria which screened in Telluride's 2013 edition.   He also produced Lelio's A Fantastic Woman which played to acclaim at Berlin earlier this year winning the prize for Best Screenplay and is a hot prospect, in my estimation, to make the TFF #44 lineup.

As a consequence, if you're a Telluride watcher, you should probably pay attention to any news about him.  So when I saw this week that he has signed onto his next directing gig, I took notice.  

Larrain is set to direct The True American.  It's a true story based on events that transpired immediately after 9/11.  The film has had Tom Hardy attached and was, at one time, a project that Kathryn Bigelow was to direct.

The film is being produced by Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures.

Can you say "TFF #45"?


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced that Oscar will show up a week later in 2018 than it did this year.  The Oscars will be presented on Mar. 4, 2018.  Nominations will be announced Tuesday, Jan. 23rd.

The Academy also announced Oscar dates for 2019, 2020 and 2021 with the ceremony reverting back to the last weekend in February for each of those years.

The date change for 2018 is being done so as not to conflict with the conclusion of the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Here's links to coverage of The Oscar announcement from Awards Daily and from Indiewire.

There's your Thursday post from MTFB.  Come back Monday for more.


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