Saturday, 29 June 2013

When Derin Falls (Derin düşün-ce) - East End Film Festival - Çagatay Tosun Interview

The East End Film Festival is in full swing and Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno were intrigued to know more about the best film nominee When Derin Falls (Derin düşün-ce). Join us as we interview writer/director/producer Çagatay Tosun as we find out more about this Turkish film as it explores the break down of a family unit and how the story parallels another thread in the film the hunt of a serial killer.

When Derin Falls Review

Words Nicola Johnston

The first thing that strikes you about Çagatay Tosun’s second feature is how beautifully shot it is, the camera is set up in such a way that you almost feel as if you are inside the rooms themselves watching and observing what takes place.

The film has many layers, two stories run alongside one another, the story of a dysfunctional family and a news story that follows the hunt for a serial killer, these stories cleverly compliment, echo and mirror each other, almost like a dance. There is a strong rhythm within the film, even though there is no aid or need of a musical score, music makes its entrance at the very end when the credits roll.

The story is told through the eyes of a seven-year-old child Derin and feelings don’t come into it and why should they? She reacts instinctively in her given situations and acts in order so that she can survive. If you have never felt the love of a mother, how does this mould who you are and how you grow up? It is an unsettling and fascinating psychological study of relationships, within a family and with the people outside the family, inside the walls of the family home and also the open spaces of the outside world, the local shop, the hotel, and a road trip taken in the second half of the film. We are creatures of habit and we are most definitely effected by our environment and the people who share our lives.

The film is also filled with humour, even moments that you know you should perhaps not find funny are and this is where the director who also wrote the film is very clever, he is testing and pushing the boundaries of how we the audience react and also how we feel about how we reacted, if you know something is wrong or you have been taught something is bad and you still cant help laughing at it, then how does that make you feel? Ashamed? Guilty? He is not interested in spoon feeding his audience, we don’t know why the family is so utterly dysfunctional, we are offered the odd hint but we don’t know why there is a loss of innocence, we don’t know why Derin seems not to have had a childhood, in the conventional sense anyway, we are made to think and make up our own minds about what is going on and why?

The cast is outstanding and a very special mention must go to the young actress who plays Derin, Yaren Aynuz, she is spell bindingly good and gives a clear, intelligent and touching performance, her character grows and develops the whole way through. The whole cast are brilliant. The film is undoubtedly a love story, a story in which we see a young girl try to give love the best she can. It is brave, bold and stunningly shot and I cannot wait to see what Çagatay Tosun come up with next.

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Thursday, 27 June 2013

There was plenty of action in Leicester Square as Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno court filmmakers and tennis pros as they serve some great questions at Battle Of The Sexes. Join us as we interview tennis legend Billie Jean King, , former tennis players francoise Durr,   Rosie Casals, Ingrid, Löfdahl-Bentzer and directors Zara Hayes and James Erskine as they discuss feminism, the inspirational event that turned tennis into the most powerful sport for woman and a celebration that marks the  40th anniversary of the WTA.  

At the premiere of Battle of the Sexes Premiere Scene’s Andy Oliver and Anthony Bueno talk Wimbledon tennis and musical theatre with the star of the stage Elaine Paige.

The Battle Of The Sexes opens in cinemas from 26th June

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Monday, 17 June 2013

Hummingbird - Premiere Interviews - Jason Statham, Agata Buzek, Steven Knight, Paul Webster

At the premiere of Hummingbird Jason Statham sings the praises of the golden opportunity to portray the part of ex special forces turned hobo Joey Jones in his new film. Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno were only to happy to join in with the red carpet chorus to find out more about this London based thriller. Join us as we interview director Steven Knight, producer Paul Webster, lead actress Agata Buzek  and leading man Statham as we find out how an unlikely duo team up and the challenges posed by filming on location in Soho, Covent Garden and Chinatown.


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Thursday, 13 June 2013

The Heat - Gala Screening - Sandra Bullock, Paul Feig, Katie Dippold, Jamie Denbo & Jessica Chauffin

It would have been a crime if Premiere Scene’s Sara Hartill and Mike Jonas missed the opportunity to talk to lead actress Sandra Bullock and she attends Gala Premiere of The Heat. Join us as we interview Bullock, director Paul Feig, screenwriter Katie Dippold and actresses Jamie Denbo and Jessica Chauffin  as we find out about how the actors were free to ad-lib, how the film was written in the spirit of the buddy cop movies we love to watch and when comedy is funny it transcends gender. 

THE HEAT is released in UK and Ireland July 31st

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Much Ado About Nothing - London Gala Screening - Interviews Joss Whedon, Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Paul Meston, Emily Head, Anthony Head and Tom Hiddleston.

There was certainly much ado about something as the stars of Much Ado About Nothing walk the red carpet for the London Gala Screening. Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno were very excited to talk about director Joss Whedon’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s beloved play. Join us  in our interview with Joss Whedon,  Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker and Paul Meston as we find out about the complex characters of Beatrice and Benedict, making a contemporary interpretation of the play and about how much fun they had shooting the film. Pleasure and action make the hours seem short and all the more so after a surprise appearance of Joss’s friends Emily Head, Anthony Head and Tom Hiddleston.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is released in cinemas June 14

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Monday, 10 June 2013

Summer in February - Gala Screening interviews Dan Stevens, Dominic Cooper, Mia Austen, Max Deacon, Jonathan Smith.

Premiere Scene’s Sara Hartill and Anthony Bueno attend the Gala Screening of Summer in February as they interview actor / producer Dan Stevens about his role as producer and why the story is so close to his heart, actor Dominic Cooper talks of the beauty and tragedy of this love story, author / screenwriter Jonathan Smith reveals how this story came to fruition and actors Max Deacon and Mia Austen share with us the responsibility of portraying real life people.

SUMMER IN FEBRUARY is released nationwide on 14 June 2013

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Friday, 7 June 2013

Come As You Are (Hasta La Vista) premiere interviews Robrecht Vanden Thoren, Gilles de Schryver, Tom Audenaert, Pierre De Clercq & Asta Philpot

At the UK Charity Film Premiere of Come As You Are (Hasta La Vista) Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno interview actors Robrecht Vanden Thoren (Philip), Gilles de Schryver (Lars), Tom Audenaert (Jozef), screenwriter Pierre De Clercq and the story’s inspiration Asta Philpot. Inspired by the true story of disabled people's rights campaigner  Asta Philpot  we find out this film is much more than a road trip movie in which three friends embark on quest to lose their virginity but we learn that whether you're able bodied or suffer a disability as human beings our desire for intimacy and independence remains the same.  The Charity Premiere for COME AS YOU ARE is in association with Brain Tumour Research, The Royal National College for the Blind and TAG (The Arthrogryposis Group).

COME AS YOU ARE (HASTA LA VISTA) is released in cinemas 7 June (UK & Eire)


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