There’s a new city-loving omnibus film featuring work from a crop of well-known directors and name actors, and the first footage from the project is out. In these Rio, I Love You trailers, you’ll see how the producers follow Paris, je t’aime and New York, I Love You with a bunch of new stories set in Brazil’s most internationally famous city and former capital.
This time the produces recruited directors Fernando Meirelles (City of God), Carlos Saldanha (Ice Age, Rio), Im Sang-soo (The Housemaid), Stephan Elliott (Easy Virtue), Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty), Guillermo Arriaga (Babel), Andrucha Waddington (Party Crashers), Nadine Labaki (Where Do We Go Now?), José Padilha (RoboCop, Elite Squad), and John Turturro (Fading Gigolo) to make various segments of the movie.
Those segments feature a wide-ranging cast that includes Vincent Cassel, Rodrigo Santoro, Jason Isaacs, Ryan Kwanten, Emily Mortimer, and Harvey Keitel. (And Keitel’s Will this movie help salve the World Cup loss in Brazil? Probably not, but it will keep everyone paid and some audiences entertained. See the trailers below. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, January 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
Whether you’re actually at Sundance or just jealously reading tweets from people at Sundance, you’re probably starting to hear some buzz about the year’s most promising indies. The difference is that those in the former category get to watch (or re-watch) those titles in the coming days, while the rest of us have to wait months or even years for them to hit theaters.
This year, however, the programmers are kindly throwing us non-attendees a bone by allowing us to watch some of this year’s short film debuts from home. The Sundance Institute has posted twelve shorts from the festival in their entirety, and you can watch them for free right now. Hit the jump to find out more.
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One of the films that has generated the most interest and buzz at Cannes this year is Biutiful, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and starring Javier Bardem. This time, the director of Amores Perros, 21 Grams and Babel wrote the film himself, having parted ways with creative partner Guillermo Arriaga.
Despite mixed reception, the film may still be a Palme d’Or contender, and will likely find distribution in the States. Until that happens, we’ve got an early promo trailer. Read More »
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Critically acclaimed Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s second collaboration with Guillermo Arriaga, 21 Grams, is now available for free on Hulu. The film tells three stories starring Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Benicio Del Toro, Danny Huston, and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Not nearly as great as his debut feature Amores Perros, 21 Grams is still worth checking out. Leave your comments about the movie in the comments.