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
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?
Michael Sheen says his recently filmed costume drama, 'Far from the Madding Crowd', will be a ''beautiful film''
Michael Sheen says 'Far from the Madding Crowd' will be a ''beautiful film''.
The British actor recently finished filming the Thomas Vinterberg directed movie - based on the Thomas Hardy novel - in which he stars as Farmer William Boldwood, and says he can't wait to see the results, shot across the English countryside.
Speaking at Whole Planet Foundation Pre-Grammy party at The Village Recording Studios in Los Angeles, he told BANG Showbiz: ''Working with Carey Mulligan was amazing, the whole cast was fantastic. I hadn't really read a lot of Hardy before we did this film, but this was an early one. It gets a bit bleak later, with 'Jude the Obscure' that's kind of tough, but this was great.
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The two films will fight for the Bodil Awards' Best Picture prize, alongside Michael Noer's Northwest, Nils Malmros' Sorrow and Joy, and Mikkel Norgaard's The Keeper of Lost Causes, while Nymphomaniac's Stellan Skarsgard will go head-to-head with The Hunt's Mads Mikkelsen in the Best Actor category.
Nymphomaniac stars Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stacy Martin are both shortlisted for Best Actress, while co-stars Uma Thurman and Jamie Bell have also scored nods in the supporting categories, alongside the likes of Kristin Scott Thomas (Only God Forgives), Roland Miller (Northwest) and The Hunt's Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe, Susse Wold and Anne-Louise Hassing.
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.
Continue reading: The Hunt [Jagten] Review
Thomas Vinterberg, Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen and Cannes Film Festival - Thomas Vinterberg, Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen Sunday 20th May 2012 'The Hunt' photocall during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival
Some familiar figures will be returning to the Cannes Film Festival next month. Among the filmmakers whose works have been selected for the competition are Jacques Audiard, Ken Loach, Michael Haneke, Walter Salles, Leos Carax, David Cronenberg, Thomas Vinterberg, Lee Daniels and Wes Anderson. Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom has also been selected as the opening-night film. Several filmmakers who were expected to compete for the Palme d'Or, were not mentioned in today's (Thursday) announcement, although their films could be included in the list at a later date. Among them was Woody Allen's latest, To Rome with Love . Britain's Guardian newspaper observed that the list of films that are in competition "diverges only slightly" from a list leaked online a few weeks. At the time, Festival President Thierry Frémaux told the website Deadline.com that there were numerous Errors on the list and said, "There is a code of conduct for Cannes and it must be respected. Those who don't respect the code, will never come back to Cannes." The films scheduled to compete at the festival and those screening out of competition feature some of Hollywood's biggest stars, who are likely to make the red carpet an even more glamorous site than it usually is. They include Robert Pattinson ( Cosmopolis ), Shia LaBoeuf ( Lawless), Nicole Kidman (Paperboy ) , Marion Cotillard ( Rust and Bone ), and Brad Pitt ( Killing Them Softly ).
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Festen, which ran in London's West End theatre district in 2004, will open on Broadway next month (23MAR06). RUFUS NORRIS will direct.
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.
Continue reading: The Celebration Review
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