Infinitely Polar Bear will be presented in the U.S. Dramatic Competition program during Sundance 2014! I have added 3 stills from the movie.
Is Hulk your favorite character in The Avengers? If yes, then you will be pleased to know that Hot Toys has unveiled some pictures of its upcoming collectible figure capturing Hulk’s better half: Bruce Banner.
Mark Ruffalo gave a wonderful performance as the gamma radiated, vulnerable doctor in Joss Whedon‘s superhero film, (my personal favourite is the scene where he just casually beats Loki into the ground,) and the collectible is specially crafted in the image of him.
Rooney Mara, Abigail Breslin, Mark Ruffalo, Jim Sheridan and Naomie Harris will join Cate Blanchett at the 10th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). The line-up of A-listers has been revealed for the event which will see 174 films screened.
Rooney, who is best known for her role in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will return to Dubai after appearing at last year’s event. She’ll be joined by Little Miss Sunshine herself, former child actress Abigail Breslin.
British actress Naomie Harris, whose films include Bond flick Skyfall 28 Days Later will also walk the red carpet. She’s just appeared in Nelson Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Hunky actor Mark Ruffalo, whose films inlcude The Avengers and 13 Going on 30 is also coming.
DIFF will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to multi Emmy and Golden Globe winner Martin Sheen, while Australian actress Cate Blanchett will head the IWC Filmmaker Award jury for the second year running.
Omar by Academy Award-nominated Palestinian director Hany Abu Assad will raise the curtain on the festival, while the star-packed American Hustle has been picked for the closing night gala. DIFF will be the first festival to screen the film, which stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis CK and Robert De Niro.
The place to star spot will be the Madinat Jumeirah Arena, which will hold two red carpet events daily, while movies are also being shown at VOX Mall of the Emirates.
INFO: Tickets go on sale on 24 November from 04 363 FILM (3456) or www.dubaifilmfest.com
The scribe behind Monsters vs. Aliens and The Rocker would normally be the last person I’d associate with Sundance, much less the director’s chair…but sometimes it’s a question of who and what you know. Equipped with excellent technical folk such as cinematographer Bobby Bukowski and editor Michael R. Miller, Maya Forbes expands on a story inspired by personal events and is surrounded here with A listers Zoe Saldana and Mark Ruffalo. Shooting of Infinitely Polar Bear began back in April in Providence, Rhode Island, so logically this is in the clear for a festival showing and might be a high sale price.
Gist: Ruffalo plays a bipolar husband and father who goes off his medication, and then loses both his sanity and job while struggling to hold onto his marriage. Saldana would play his put-upon wife, who, after going back to work, ends up moving out of the house, leaving him with the kids.
Production Co./Producers: Sam Bisbee (Robot & Frank), Paper Street Films’s Bingo Gubelmann and Benji Kohn (Hello I Must Be Going), Plum Pictures’ Galt Niederhoffer
Prediction: U.S. Dramatic Competition or they’ll wait it out until TIFF.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
There are artists that through a constant and engaged relationship with their work refine the more subtle and difficult parts of what they do when youthful passion or charm alone can no longer carry an actor through. Such an artist is Ethan Hawke, and his performance in “Before Midnight” as Jesse Wallace is in many ways a quietly grand manifestation of a long and thorough engagement with the art of acting. This performance is a masterwork in seamless moment-to-moment acting. The kind of performance that can be missed because of its quietude and great workmanship, and because it isn’t what people wrongly and simplistically assume to be the only kind of “Great.” This is the gift of watching an artist mature in his or her craft. The fact that Ethan shares a writing credit with Julie Delpy (whose performance is equally beautiful and rare) also sheds a good deal of light on how deeply he understands this material, and how this deep understanding reflects and demonstrates how a man ages within his art form. He is opening himself up to us in a very honest and profound way. What Wallace is struggling with as a man who remains engaged with his life and art is what Ethan seems to be struggling with. What we are lucky to witness is the rare and perfect combination of a life and a character merging. It is him but it is not him. That seamlessness is the holy grail of acting. It is deeply honest and personal, incredibly brave in its humanity and simplicity and therefore very affecting. It is really something to see and I hope he and this movie get the attention they deserve when it comes to the yearly procession of award considerations.