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Far From the Madding Crowd - UK film premiere

Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts and Thomas Vinterberg - Far From the Madding Crowd - UK film premiere held at the BFI Southbank, Arrivals. - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 15th April 2015

Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan

Far From the Madding Crowd film premiere

Thomas Vinterberg - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived for the UK premiere of 'Far from the Madding Crowd' which was held at the BFI Southbank in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 15th April 2015

'Far from the Madding Crowd' world premiere - Arrivals

Thomas Vinterberg, Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived for the UK premiere of 'Far from the Madding Crowd' which was held at the BFI Southbank in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 15th April 2015

'Far From the Madding Crowd' - U.K. film premiere

Thomas Vinterberg, Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived for the UK premiere of 'Far from the Madding Crowd' which was held at the BFI Southbank in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 15th April 2015

Thomas Vinterberg, Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts
Thomas Vinterberg, Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts
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Far From The Madding Crowd - Teaser Trailer


Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) is a beautiful young, yet poor woman. After saving the life of a young farmer, he falls utterly in love with her, yet she moves away after realising that she did not love him. When a fire destroys his farm, he goes in search of a new job - finding one as a farm hand, working for Everdene. But as she begins to earn the interest of a further two suitors, Everdene is caught up in a whirlwind of intrigue and controversy. Will Everdene discover true love? Or will she bring destruction to all those who fall under her spell?

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66th Cannes Film Festival

Thomas Vinterberg and daughters - 66th Cannes Film Festival - Zulu premiere and Closing Ceremony - Cannes, France - Sunday 26th May 2013

The Hunt [Jagten] Review


Good

Superficially about child abuse, this riveting, troubling Danish film is actually an exploration of collective paranoia. And the centrepiece performance from Mikkelsen is so good that it helps us overlook some of the rather awkward plot points. Indeed, Mikkelsen won best actor at Cannes for his work here as an innocent man caught in an unexpected witch hunt. But the topic is so touchy that we almost start to doubt him.

Mikkelsen plays Lucas, a nice-guy kindergarten teacher who is recovering from a messy divorce and still hopes to get custody of his teen son Marcus (Fogelstrom). Lucas lives nearby his hunting pal Theo (Larsen), whose young daughter Klara (Wedderkopp) is one of his students. Lucas and Klara have a special connection, so when she tells him she loves him, he corrects her gently. She doesn't take this well, and lashes out with a random lie to the headmistress (Wold), who concludes that Lucas has been abusing her. From here, a series of misunderstandings turns Lucas' life into a nightmare, as he is shunned by everyone he knows.

The way the script creates such a perfect storm for Lucas' downfall is a bit convenient, as several characters bullheadedly refuse to believe a word he says (including his boss and his best friend). And Lucas never defends himself, which might be understandable since he can't even imagine why anyone would accuse him of something so horrible. Mikkelsen plays the role with transparent emotion that grabs hold of us from the start and never lets go. His interaction with everyone is pointed and often shattering. And watching his helplessness in the face of Klara's small germ of a lie is often painful to watch.

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It's All About Love Review


Grim
If this is all about love, then I'm a monkey's uncle. One of the most roundly criticized films in recent memory (reports have most of the stars disowning it before release, with poor Claire Danes reduced to tears by it), this is a sci-fi bit of nonsense that covers the gamut from human cloning to global warming/freak weather to fear of flying. Yes, there's a love story -- which has Joaquin Phoenix having second thoughts on a divorce from Danes, both of whom affect awful faux Polish accents. For some reason, they decide to "escape" New York, which lands them in a snowbound ice age in July. I challenge you to make any sense out of this thing -- and I'm led to question my previous esteem for Celebration director Thomas Vinterberg -- but hey, Claire Danes sure is purty. Look, a squirrel!

The Celebration Review


Extraordinary
Does anything come out of Denmark these days that's not disturbing?

A grand experiment that is a smashing success, The Celebration adheres to the principles of "Dogme 95," a collective of filmmakers who swear to adhere to certain rules in filmmaking: no studio shooting, location sound only, no music, hand-held camera only, natural light only, etc. The full manifesto has ten rules, none of which are commonly adhered to in Hollywood. It's a real surprise to see how magnificent these rules can be when put into the context of a good script and good acting.

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