Sunday, 30 October 2011


Day 8 had Premiere Scene's own shining light, Claire Bueno, double check her composure as we spoke to international superstar, George Clooney (The American, Up in the Air).

Clooney, absent from last year's BFI London Film Festival, was on hand to promote the first of his current two projects - The Ides of March. Clooney wrote the script and produced the movie with long-time collaborator and business partner, Grant Heslov. In addition to acting as the Presidential candidate Mike Morris, Clooney also directed the film.

The film is based on Baue Willimon's acclaimed play Farragut North. Rising-star Ryan Gosling (The Notebook, Drive) plays the central role of Stephen Myers, a junior political campaign manager doing what he can to climb the ladder.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

RA One UK Premiere

The crowds were going wild as the stars of Bollywood blockbuster RA One were in town promoting their sci fi superhero movie. Premiere Scene's Claire Bueno and Mike Jonas caught up with the cast and crew to find out more about this Bollywood ground breaking special effects movie. Interviews include Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Shahana Goswami, Anubhav Sinha, Sabu Cyril, Resul Pookutty, Armaan Verma.

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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The Adventures of Tintin UK Premiere

Premiere Scene’s Claire and Anthony Bueno  were on their own adventure at the UK Premiere of The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn as they interview Tintinologist Michael Farr, actors Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, writers Joe Cornish and Steven Moffat and visual effects guru Joe Letteri . Find out about working with the esteemed director Steven Spielberg, combining animation with motion capture and the joy of working on a movie based on the much loved comic books.

The Adventures of Tintin: 
The Secret Of The Unicorn 
is released in the UK & Ireland

26th October 2011

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Friday, 21 October 2011


Premiere Scene was both deeply shocked and incredibly impressed by Glaswegian director Lynne Ramsay's stunning movie We Need to Talk About Kevin. Adapted from American novelist Lionel Shriver's book of the same name, the film follows Eva played by Tilda Swinton (Young Adam, I am Love) attempt to regain control of her life after an unexplained tragedy. Intercut with this first story we follow the upbringing of Eva's son, Kevin, masterfully portrayed in his teenage years by relative newcomer Ezra Miller (Another Happy Day, The Perks of Being a Wallflower).

Ramsay (Ratcatcher, Morven Callar) directs with the confidence of a much more established, older director. We Need to Talk About Kevin isn't nessecarily a film that is "liked" as it is one that will make you think, talk and consider its premise for days afterward. An absolute must-see.

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Certainly the most impressive film of the festival so far, Premiere Scene attended the premiere of British star Ralph Fiennes' Coriolanus. Based on the Shakespeare play of the same name; Fiennes, who had played the role on stage a decade earlier, directed the film himself. Choosing to revise and revisit the material with a cutting-edge crew; including screenwriter John Logan (Any Given Sunday, Rango) and award-winning Hurt Locker DP Barry Ackroyd the film highlights many of Britain's current social-political problems.

Premiere Scene would also like to welcome presenter Nicola Johnstone who covered Tales of the Night by French director Michel Ocelot (Dragons et princesses, Azur & Asmar:The Princes' Quest). Ocelot gave us a gracious insight into his working methods before his animation was screened in 3D.

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Wednesday, 19 October 2011


On Day 4 things began to really heat up when we spoke to Oren Moverman (The Messenger) and Ben Foster (360, The Mechanic) about their blsitering cop/crime commentry Rampart featuring Woody Harrelson in the main role. Rampart digs into the events of the late 90's LAPD corruption scandal.

Director Christoph Hochhausler's (Unter dir die Stadt) film One Minute of Darkness, part of the Dreileben trilogy involving German filmmakers Christian Petzold (Beats Being Dead) and Dominik Graf (Don't Follow Me Around) Hochhausler's film features a fugitive on the run played by Stefan Kurt (Ein tick Anders, Der Verdingbub). The director was quick to inform us that each film can viewed as a separate entity or in order as part of the interlinking narrative.

Premiere scene is also lucky enough to speak to New York filmmaker Dee Rees about Pariah, her first feature based on a short she made to fund this film. Her film, shot by Bradford Young (Restless City), won the Sundance Cinematography award. Her film explores a young Brooklyn teenager coming out to her family and friends.

Finally Julia Loktev (Day Night Day Night) presented her film The Loneliest Planet inspired by her own travelling experiences traveling in Georgia. The couple presented in the film are played by Gael Garcia Bernal (Regret Not Speaking, A Little Bit of Heaven)and Hani Furstenberg (Morning, Ahar Kach Nechaven La Yareah).

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Day three showcased stunning British films from Turner Prize winning artist Steve McQueen (Hunger) and legendary documentry filmmaker Nick Broomfield (Ghosts).

Shame features Micheal Fassbender (Jane Eyre, A Dangerous Method) whom McQueen had worked with previously on his debut film Hunger. Shame features Brandon (Fassbinder), a young professional suffering from sex addiction. His sexual routines is disturbed by his younger sister, played by Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go, Drive) who decides to stay with him.

Premiere scene also spoke with Nick Broomfield and Joan Churchill (Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer) about their scathing Sarah Palin critique: Sarah Palin: you betcha! Both Nick and Joan were delighted to discuss the complexities of choosing such a high-profile Political subject with us; going into great detail about the reasons for making the film and the response from the Palin Camp.

Watch Nick Broomfield and Joan Churchill tell us about Sarah Palin: you Betcha!

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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

55th BFI London Film Festival launches!

Premiere Scene is delighted to be back on the red carpet for the 55th BFI London Film Festival. The festival opened with City of God director Fernando Mierelles' new film 360 featuring a massive cast of international superstars, fantastic global locations and a stunning stand-out performance form Sir Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs, Thor) as a father who has lost touch with his daughter.

The follows five sets of characters across several continents, all the stories interlink in some way proving it really is a small world after all.

The film's ensemble cast include Jude Law (Contagion, Anna Karenina) and Rachael Weisz (The Fountain, The Deep Blue Sea) as a couple in a troubled marriage and American actor Ben Foster (The Mechanic, Rampart) in a considered performance a former sex-offender.

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A host of international films represented include Sundance smash Like Crazy. Director Drake Doremus (Douchebag) was on hand to discuss the merits of shooting in London; while Sundance best actress winner, Felicity Jones (Chalet Girl, Albatross) spoke to us about working alongside the films male lead, Anthon Yelchin (Star Trek, Fright Night).

Premiere Scene's Claire and Anthony Bueno spoke to Spanish filmmaker Alberto Morais (Un lugar en el cine) about his second feature film Las Olas (The Waves). The film picked-up twice at the Moscow Film Festival. Carlos Alvarez-Novoa (Gran reserva, Flesh Memories) delivers the award-winning central performance as ageing-narcoleptic-widower, Miguel.

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Brazilian Horror movie Hard Labour (Trabalhar Cansa) director Marco Dutra (Alice: O Primeiro Dia do Resto de Minha Vida) was on-hand to discuss working with his co-director Juliana Rojas (Desassossego). The film's star, Helena Albergaria (As Sombras), was delighted to return to London for the premiere, having studied here previously.

We also spoke with actresses Donatella Finocchiaro (Senza arte ne parte, Sulla strada di casa) and Martina Codecasa (I am love, sul mare) who star in Italian social/political drama Terrafirma.

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Last up is Icelandic drama Volcano (Eldfjall), directed by Runar Runnarson. Runnarson secured interest via his powerful short Two Birds and spoke of the challenge he found shooting a feature film in comparison with filming a short subject.

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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Demons Never Die UK Premiere

Prepare to be thrilled and chilled as Premiere Scene's Claire and Anthony Bueno attend the UK Premiere of contemporary, stylish slasher movie Demons Never Die.  Director Arjun Rose exclusively shares the true inspiration behind this film, executive producer Idris Elba reveals his pride in seeing the film completed and ready for the big screen and actors Jason Maza, Reggie Yates, Shanika Warren-Markland, Arnold Oceng, Femi Oyeniran, Montana Manning, Andrew Ellis and Jack Doolan tell us about the richness of the characters, working as an ensemble and being part of a film that appeals to wide audience. 

DEMONS NEVER DIE is released in cinemas 28th October

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Friday, 7 October 2011

Jessica Brown Findlay - Albatross Press Junket

Downton Abbey’s delightful Lady Sybil Crawley took leave of her aristocratic life as rising star Jessica Brown Findlay was in town and exited to talk about her new film role Emelia in a coming of age story Albatross. So Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno flew down to the press junket to grab an interview with the enchanting actress. Find out how much fun it was to paly such an uninhibited character in her first feature length movie and although very different parts the essence of Lady Sybil and Emelia at heart are the same.

ALBATROSS reaches UK cinemas October, 14

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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

The Help UK Premiere

 Premiere Scene’s Claire and Anthony Bueno had high expectations for the film that has set the US buzzing with excitement, The Help. Leading ladies Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer walk the red carpet as The Help has its UK Premiere. The actresses share with us that behind a fictional script lies so much truth, the sincerity of their director Tate Taylor and the camaraderie of a cast that is 99% female! The director himself Tate Taylor tells us what a dream it was working with childhood friend and author of The Help Kathryn Stockett.

THE HELP reaches cinemas nationwide 
26th October

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First Night UK Premiere

Culture was certainly in the air as Mozart gets a kick start in this operatic romantic comedy inspired by Cosi Fan Tutti and who better than Premiere Scene’s Claire and Anthony Bueno to bring you the interviews from the UK film Premiere of First Night. Actors Susannah Fielding, Tessa Peake-Jones, Hugh Ross and Oliver Dimsdale tell us about the joy of making a film that encompasses so many genres. Director Christopher Menaul tells us the reasons for casting actors as opposed opera singers and producer Stephen Evans speaks of his joy of finally seeing his labour of love finally make it to the big screen.

FIRST NIGHT reaches cinemas nationwide October 14th

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Monday, 3 October 2011

Johnny English Reborn UK Premiere

Premiere Scene’s Claire and Anthony Bueno were on a movie mission as Rowan Atkinson sweeps into town as he attends the UK Premiere of his new film Johnny English Reborn. Join us as his fellow actors support the super spy on the red carpet. Togo Igawa, Mark Ivanir, Tim McInnerny, Dominic West, Daniel Kaluuya, and Stephen Campbell Moore tell us about working with the a comedic actor who is always searching for the perfect performance, composer Ilan Eshkeri shares with us scoring this very British Spy movie, Mariella Frostrop exclusively confirms to Premiere Scene that she IS the sultry “voice of Royce” and find out from Rowan Atkinson who he prefers out of Mr Bean and Johnny English.

Johnny English Reborn reaches cinemas nationwide October 7th 

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