In pre-World War II Sicily, just as the fascists come to power, two men fall in love with the same woman. The changes in their country's politics ultimately take all three on a journey across the ocean to New York.
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In a town on the French Riviera, detective Yvonne is the young widow of police chief Santi, a local hero. When she realizes her husband was not exactly the model of virtue so idolized by ... See full summary »
Before Dawn charts the years of exile in the life of famous Jewish Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, his inner struggle for the "right attitude" toward the events in war torn Europe, and his search for a new home.
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart
Takes place beyond the solar system in a future that seems like the present. About a group of criminals who accept a mission in space to become the subjects of a human reproduction experiment. They find themselves in the most unimaginable situation after a storm of cosmic rays hit the ship.
Robert Pattinson knew 14-months old Scarlett Lindsey who plays his daughter Willow: She is the daughter of one of his best friends, musician Sam Bradley, whom he knows since their school days together in London. Claire Denis initially cast two twin girls, but the weekend before shooting was about to start on Monday, Pattinson couldn't bond with them because the siblings started to cry as soon as he picked them up and got upset everytime they were without their mother. He and Denis felt not ready to shoot with them because the final film would have been entirely different. Denis also thought that although they were idendical twins, they behaved differently and couldn't so easily be replaced by another when one needed a break. Then on Sunday evening, Pattinson had the idea to ask his friend Sam the last minute and so they flew in his daughter Scarlett from London. Both Claire Denis and Pattinson stated, that while shooting, she took her first steps that were caught on camera and even started to call Pattinson 'dada' at one point (much to the chagrin of his friend who was watching the scene on set). See more »
A rock on the head... I felt as if I was hit that way watching this new opus from Claire Denis at its TIFF world premiere.
People walking out, scarce applause, you know you watched something else, something reminding you that cinema really is an incredible medium, acting is more than reading texts and showing pretty faces, and writing is an art on its own.
Without spoiling the movie, just know that it's not what you expect, likely not what you want to see (or I seriously question your sanity), and that the U.F.O may be a metaphor for the movie itself and/or the viewer, absorbed as they are inexorably towards an unforgiving black hole.
Cast is amazing, with special mention for Juliette Binoche, unforgettable, although you wished you could.
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