Thursday, 29 November 2012

Undefeated - UK Premiere Interviews

The Curzon Mayfair played the perfect host for the UK Premiere of Undefeated. In association with the charity Body & Soul, Undefeated is a film that has been made to front the campaign Life In My Shoes to help raise awareness and empathy for the sufferers of HIV amongst the youth culture. Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno were happy to attend and promote the worthy cause as we interview director Tudor Payne, lead actress Pearl Mahaga, actors Iwan Rheon and Emily Head and Olympian / patron Christine Ohuruogu as we find out about the genesis of the film, the ingenious casting process and the good work and education completed by the charity.

Visit Life In My Shoes to find more about Undefeated and the campaign 

 For more information in supporting the charity 
 Body & Soul

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Seven Psychopaths - Gala Premiere Interviews

Another great event hosted by the Jameson Cult Film Club was upon us as the already highly acclaimed Seven Psychopaths received its Gala Premiere.  Braving the coldest of temperatures in London’s East End, Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Mike Jonas gave the warmest of greetings as they interview writer / director Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) and actor Sam Rockwell (Moon) about how they worked together to create a multi-layered character such as Billy; producer Graham Broadbent shares enthusiastically his joy of watching such a strong cast act out such a complex script; and actor Jason Flemyng couldn’t wait to see the film he’d heard so much about!

During the 56th BFI LFF Premiere Scene’s William McLaughlan and Anthony Bueno also had the opportunity to interview Seven Psychopaths writer / director / producer Martin McDonagh and Producer Colin Broadbent to find out about the filmmaking process and the importance of casting strong actors which include not only Sam Rockwell but also Christopher Walken and Colin Farrell.

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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The Oranges - Special Screening Interivews

Premiere Scene's Rachel Mullens and Anthony Bueno had the delight of speaking to director Julian Farina about his new film THE ORANGES starring Hugh Laurie. Farina shares the importance of using humour particularly when dealing with the dark matter of the older man commencing a love affair with his best friends daughter and allowing his actors the freedom to perform in the moment. Farina's friend and actor Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who, Thor 2) was looking forward to seeing the finished film after seeing a cut two years ago; Vanessa Feltz (Broadcaster) speaks of her experience of University life and watching Laurie's early work and Gary Lineker (Broadcaster) was simply looking forward to watching a great movie!

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012




Luce Cinecittà and the American Cinematheque announced today that legendary filmmaker brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani  will receive this year’s Cinema Italian Style Award. Each year, the prize is awarded to a person who has promoted exchange between the Italian and international film industry. Previous recipients include George Clooney, Penelope Cruz, Terry Gilliam, Vittorio Storaro, Milena Canonero, John Turturro and Douglas Kirkland. The 2012 edition of the Cinema Italian Style festival will take place in Los Angeles, November 13-18, 2012, showcasing classic Italian films and contemporary productions.

The Tavianis latest, award-winning film, CAESAR MUST DIE, will open the festival where the directing duo will be presented with the Cinema Italian Style award. Their new film is a drama about inmates in an Italian prison who are staging Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar.” The latest collaboration from the Tavianis won the Golden Bear at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival and is also the official Italian entry for the 85th Academy Awards.

“Paolo and Vittorio Taviani are undisputed icons of international cinema who, over five decades, have created a body of work that exemplifies their extraordinary craftsmanship and determination as writers and directors “With CAESAR MUST DIE, the Tavianis have triumphantly reasserted their eminence among modern Italian directors, and it is our distinct pleasure to honour and celebrate their immense talents.”  Roberto Cicutto, CEO Luce Cinecittà.

In addition to the Taviani brothers, a slew of Italian filmmakers and stars will attend screenings at this year’s festival: Ivan Cotroneo (screenwriter, I Am Love and director Kriptonite!), Michele Riondino (actor, Steel), Carolina Crescentini (Actor, The Entrepreneur), Andrea Bosca (actor, Magnifica Presenza) and Paola Minaccioni (Actor, Magnifica Presenza).

"The American Cinematheque is honored to continue our long partnership with Luce Cinecitta to bring Cinema Italian Style to Los Angeles,” says Rick Nicita, Chairman of the American Cinematheque. “Joining with the Consulate General of Italy, Los Angeles,  the Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian Trade Commission in Los Angeles, the Cinematheque is able to present the best of Italian Cinema to an enthusiastic southern California audience and continue the important cultural exchange world cinema encourages." ,” Rick Nicita, Chairman of the American Cinematheque

Cinema Italian Style 2012 also announced CIS DOC – a special evening dedicated to Italian documentaries. The line-up includes HANDMADE CINEMA, LA GUERRA DEI VULCANI (BERGMAN & MAGNANI: THE WAR OF VOLCANOES), and VOI SIETE QUI (YOU ARE HERE). The screenings will start at 7.00 pm on Friday, November 16 at the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles.

Cinema Italian Style is produced by Luce Cinecittà and the American Cinematheque, with support from The Italian Ministry of Culture – Film Department and the Italian Trade Commission Los Angeles, Pinko, Baci Perugina,Rossano Ferretti, Alberto Moretti, E.LM.A. and Vhernier.

Under the auspices of The Consulate General of Italy, Los Angeles and in collaboration with The Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles.

Monday, 19 November 2012

The Impossible - Charity Premiere Interviews

 Director of The Orphanage Juan Antonio Bayona’s latest film The Impossible brings us a new incarnation of horror; though this time based on the true events of a family separated during the 2004 Tsunami and their quest to re-unite. At the Charity Premiere in aid of the Indian Ocean Disaster Relief (IODR) Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Mike Jonas interview Bayona who shares with us why he refused to use CGI to re-create the natural disaster. Stars of the film Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Tom Holland and Samuel Joslin explain how shooting the film in Thailand helped give them a clearer perspective in defining their roles and Maria Belon the survivor with whom this story is based, reveals why this story should be told.


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Thursday, 15 November 2012

Rise of the Guardians - UK Premiere Interviews

There’s been no stopping Premiere Scene this week as Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno attend the UK Premiere of DreamWorks’s latest animation Rise Of The Guardians. Join us as we interview the delightful cast and crew actor Chris Pine (Star Trek), director Peter Ramsey (Shrek), producer Christina Steinberg (Bee Movie) and composer Alexandre Desplat (The Kings Speech) about working on such a great character driven story that was complimented by talented artists on and off screen.

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Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn Part 2 - UK Premiere Interviews

The moment had arrived as the final installment of the Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn part 2 received it's UK Premiere. Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno interview director Bill Condon, producer Wyck Godfrey and actress MyAnna Buring about their experience of being part of these much loved vampire films.

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger - World Premiere Interviews

Premiere Scene’s Nicola Johnston and Anthony Bueno were full of festive cheer at the World Premiere of Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger in aid of Children In Need. Join us as we interview  director Debbie Issit  who inspired by audience reactions to the first film convinced her to embark on a second and actors Ian McNeice, Joanna Page, Jessica Hynes, Marc Wootton and David Tennant all confessed their initial fear of performing without a script and improvising but once in the moment found the whole experience exhilarating.

Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger is released nationwide
23rd November 2012

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Gambit - World Premiere Interviews

Leicester Square, London certainly was the place for comic capers as Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz attended the World Premiere of Gambit. Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno had the delight if interviewing producer Mike Lobell about his commitment to getting the film made; director Michael Hoffman on the intelligent writing of the Coen Brothers script; actor Alan Rickman share the good he saw in his character; Sir Tom Courtenay has a laugh about putting an Oscar winner in his place and lead actors Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz tell us of the journey their characters go on.

GAMBIT is released nationwide 21st November 2012

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Friday, 2 November 2012

Rust and Bone Review

Words Mike Jonas

From the creative mind behind 2009’s French crime drama “A Prophet” BAFTA Screenwriter and Director Jacques Audiard works his talents once again for what is hopefully going to be another international pleaser entitled “Rust and Bone” (Original title “De rouille et d'os”). Starring Marion Cotillard (Inception & Dark Knight Rises) and Matthias Schoenaerts (Bullhead & De Bende van Oss) the film follows the unusual friendship developed between Stephanie (Cotillard), a whale trainer coming to terms with her recent injury and struggling single father Alain (Schoenaerts).

Whilst the characters portrayed by Cotillard and Schoenaerts reflect issues experienced within society  to a very real and convincing level, the amount of depth shown is unspeakably brilliant. The emotions brought to life using Audiard's captivating perspective based on the writings of Canadian author Craig Davidson has created some remarkable moments between the two actors.

Given the biggest challenge to be featured in the story is Stephanie's dramatic accident, making the after effects of this appear genuine on screen has been wonderfully achieved using clever camera work. The one frame continuous shots leaves the mind boggling of how on earth was that possible, Marion's pain finishes of the illusion perfectly completing the whole package.

Having never really experienced Matthias's work prior to the viewing of "Rust & Bone", the role of Alain seems like the part was written with only him in mind. I imagine the role was probably quite amusing at times filling the shoes of a self indulging , trouble seeking,  sex driven deviant torturing himself with illegal fights. Alain selfless natural and actions only seem to cause pain to those around him whereas its effect on Stephanie gives her the reason to start living again.

If it's an international film you’re seeking to really feel that passion for life "Rust and Bone" promises to deliver just that and hopefully will be widely recognised and well rewarded with many more awards in the future.

Award Winning Rust and Bone

Showing in cinemas now, check local screens for details

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Wisdom Of Changes Interviews

Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and William McLaughlan were enlightened as Wisdom of Changes received a UK Premiere. This inspirational documentary charts the story of pioneer and humanitarian Richard Willem who in transcribing of the I Ching (The Book Of Changes) introduced it’s teachings to the Western world.  Join us as we interview director Bettina Willem as she reveals what started out as her grandfather’s story became a journey of connecting with her own past. We also grabbed a fortuitous opportunity to speak to editor Asher Tlalim about how he edited the documentary to reaffirm Doest philosophy; narrator Jonathan Pryce shares his captivation with the material; Ronit Yoeli Tlalim tells us how she ignited the project; Screenwriter Phil Parker enlightens us on the fruition of the film title and Jane Corbett expresses the tricky process of translating the sentiment and the tone of the documentary from German to English.

WISDOM OF CHANGES is released on DVD 12th November  2012

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