Deadfall – Eric Bana was talking to the Metro today about the release of his new film, a taut looking thriller in which he and Olivia Wilde are siblings fleeing a casino heist. All goes well until they hit a State Trooper in bad weather. She holes up with nice guy Charlie Hunnam and his folks Sissy Spacek and Kris Kristofferson, meaning trouble for the nice family. The official site is here.
Go Goa Gone – Bollywood gets in on the ZomRomCom movie with this mixture of all genres starring Saif Ali Khan. The official website is here; it will be showing at key cities.
A Hijacking – topical film from Thomas Lindholm about a cargo ship that is boarded by pirates and the drama that ensues as negotiators try to set them free. The official website is here; it will be showing at key cities only.
Journey to Italy – director Roberto Rossellini teamed with his film star wife Ingrid Bergman for a number of films in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Here, she plays Katherine, bored wife to buisnessman George Sanders in a drama that looks at the deeper emotional and psychological truths in relationships. The official BFI website is here and contains details of screenings in key cities around the UK.
Mud – star Reese Witherspoon’s recent arrest for drink driving gave this a helpful little pre-launch publicity. She is Matthew McConaughey’s girlfriend and he is hiding out from bounty hunters after he killed a man in Texas. That is, until he is discovered by two boys. The official website is here; the film will be showing at key cities only.
Our Children – Belgian drama about a young wife trying her best to please her difficult father in law. It won Emilie Dequenne the Best Actress award at Cannes as the wife in question. Official Peccadilo Film website is here; it will be showing at key cities only.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mira Nair’s (Vanity Fair) adaptation of Moshin Hamid’s bestseller about a young muslim stockbroker who becomes disenchanted with the West as his treatment in America subtley changes in the aftermath of 9/11. The official Mara Pictures profile is here, including screening locations.
Vehicle 19 – Fast & The Furious star Paul Walker really loves his car films. In this thriller he plays someone who picks the wrong rental vehicle, one that ties him to a web of corrupt police officers. Facebook page is here; this will be showing at the Empire Leicester Square only.
Village at the End of the World – director Sarah Gavron’s documentary looks at a traditional, dwindling community in remote Greenland and the pressures impacting on it and its inhabitants. The official website is here; it will be showing at these key cities.
And on Thursday 16 May…
The Great Gatsby – Baz Luhrmann’s long anticipated adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic critique of America during the roaring twenties, has a dream cast with Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy and Tobey Maguire as Nick. The official UK site is here; the film will be showing all over the UK.