Moviestart once again publishes a selection of the most interesting news from the world of cinema over the past few days.
The winner of the 71st Berlin Film Festival in the category “Best Film” “Bad Fuck, or Crazy Porn” will be released in World. The distribution company CapellaFilm has recently released a dubbed trailer for the film by the Romanian director with an 18+ rating. It is worth noting that the film company has given life to festival films on the big screen more than once. They rented films such as One More Each, Green Book, Crystal, and many others.
The Berlinale laureate, a well-known provocateur, Radu Jude touches on the topic of new ethics and speaks honestly about the problems of our reality. The film is set in the era of a pandemic and tells the story of a school teacher, whose intimate video appears on the Internet. After that, the reputation of Amy, that is the name of the main character, becomes threatened. Parents of students are demanding to be fired, and it seems that everyone around her is up in arms against her. In the end, the situation turns into an absurd act, which the heroine has to deal with.
The film will be shown with an age limit of 18+, viewers can see explicit scenes already in the trailer. The exact date of the film’s premiere is still unknown.
HBO’s acclaimed TV series about sexualized violence, I Can Destroy You, has won four major BAFTA awards. The show became a personal project for actress Michaela Coel, who wrote, directed and produced the series. She also played the main role, and when writing the script, she was based on her personal experience: while working on another project, Michaela experienced a similar situation.
At the last BAFTA Television Awards in London, Coel won Best Drama Actress, Best Director and Best Screenplay, and I Can Destroy You won Best Miniseries, beating Voice of Change ”by Steve McQueen. As the actress herself admits, when creating the show, she was inspired by the films of Andrei Zvyagintsev, and in particular by the scene of the sentencing in the film “Leviathan”.
For Best Actor in a Dramatic Role, the award went to Paul Mescal (Normal People). Charlie Cooper (My Country) and Amy Lou Wood (Sex Education) have been voted Best Comedy Actors. Nick Murphy’s American TV series Save Me won the Best Drama Award. And in the nomination “Best International Program” won the documentary from HBO “Welcome to Chechnya”, which tells about the persecution of homosexual people in the republic.
Online cinema Netflix continues to expand its collection with Worldn projects. This time the streaming service was acquired by Danila Kozlovsky’s Chernobyl. As it turned out, the contract was signed in the winter, a few months before the film’s premiere in World, and only now viewers around the world can see Kozlovsky’s historical drama in the platform’s film library. The director announced this on his Instagram and shared that the film became one of the best-selling films in the history of Worldn cinema.
“The picture” Chernobyl “will be released in Japan, the USA, South Korea, in Europe, the Baltic States and China (both on the largest streaming platform and in film distribution), in such Latin American countries as Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Brazil and many others. These are far from all supposed deals, but only those that have already been concluded. Negotiations are underway with many buyers, and the interest in the film is huge. Such phenomenal international sales allowed us to pay off even before the release in Worldn distribution. ”
The main character of “Chernobyl” is a firefighter from the city of Pripyat, Alexei Karpushin, who catches an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. He goes to the very center of the disaster to prevent the explosion and save people. The film premiered on April 15, 2021.
On YouTube you can already watch the first trailer of the participant of the main competition of the Cannes Film Festival “Bergman Island”. This will be the debut of the French director and owner of the Golden Bear Mia Hansen-Loew at the festival. This year she will be one of four women applying for the palm frond. Hollywood stars Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs), Vicky Crips (Phantom Thread) and Mia Wasikowska (Only Lovers Alive) will star in the film. The script for the film was written by Hansen-Loew herself, and several countries are indicated at once in the creators of the tape: Germany, France, Belgium and Sweden.
The main characters of Bergman Island are a married couple of filmmakers who moved to Foreo Island, the birthplace of the legendary director Ingmar Bergman, author of Scenes from Married Life, Persona, Strawberry Glade and other great films. In a new place, the husband and wife want to write scripts for future projects, inspired by the creative atmosphere of the Swedish island, but gradually the border between fiction and reality begins to blur.
As part of the review of the main competition of the Cannes Film Festival “Bergman Island” will be shown on July 14, when the audience will be able to see the picture in cinemas is still unknown.
One of these days another landmark trailer for the world film community was released – a teaser for the new series “Blossom” by the Chinese classic and representative of the Hong Kong New Wave, Wong Karwai. This is his first work in the last 8 years after the painting “The Great Master” (2013). Kar-Wai, the owner of the Palme d’Or and the author of such films as “My Blueberry Nights” with Jude Law and Natalie Portman, “In the Mood for Love”, “2046” will act as a screenwriter and producer of the future series. In the filming he will be assisted by renowned cameraman and Oscar winner Peter Pauw.
Blossom tells the success story of a mysterious millionaire, Mr. Bao. The action will unfold in Shanghai during the dramatic economic development of the country. Spectators will see how, against the background of these events, a young man with a difficult past will turn into the most influential person in Shanghai.
The main character will be played by Chinese actor Hu Ge (“Dragon’s Nest”, “Wild Goose Lake”), as well as actresses Tiffany Tang (“In the Name of Honor”) and Ma Ili. The script will be co-written by writer Jin Yucheng. The date of the international premiere is still unknown, but fans of the director can already enjoy the trailer and appreciate Carway’s unique visual style.
Danny Boyle’s painting “Trainspotting” 25 years later again appears in Worldn cinemas. In honor of the landmark date, the distribution company Inoekino will release the tape on the big screen on July 15 with the original soundtrack and Worldn subtitles.
The British director’s cult film has had a major impact on world cinema. Trainspotting was voted Best Film in Scottish Cinema History and Best British Film in the Last 60 Years. Danny Boyle is also known for his work on Slumdog Millionaire, The Beach and 28 Days Later.
The plot of the picture is based on the novel of the same name by Irwin Welch. He tells the story of four drug addict friends, each of whom is experiencing his own tragedy: someone is trying to fight the addiction, and someone is just looking for money to get the next dose. One of the friends receives a huge amount of money that can help him start life anew. So he faces a choice – either friends or life from scratch.
Screenwriter John Hodge was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and won the same BAFTA nomination. Among other things, the picture is interesting for its soundtrack, it consists of songs by cult performers, including compositions by Iggy Pop, Joy Division and David Bowie.