Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we visit Brussels to watch God and his daughter do their thing, give some attention to chefs who don’t possess a Y chromosome, get to know a low-rent art forger, say goodbye to an era in the pit, and get weepy in the neonatal department. Read More »

I’ll never forget my initial reactions to Jaco Van Dormael‘s debut feature, Toto the Hero. I stumbled out of the cinema, genuinely warmed-up by what I had been watching, and wandered back to reality. Reality seemed, for a few minutes at least, rather wanting, and from that day forward I held Van Dormael’s work rather close to my heart.

Since Toto, he’s only directed one more released feature film, the romantic fantasy The Eighth Day. That one didn’t have quite the same impact upon me as his debut, but there certainly weren’t any flies on it.

Now the official website for his third film, a very wild and imaginative sci-fi fantasy called Mr. Nobody, has launched – and while as light on information as these things typically are, it does contain very many incredible images – a few of which I tucked under the fold here.

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