Europe

Seeing as his latest project, Moonrise Kingdom, has just opened the Cannes Film Festival – mostly to glowing reviews – Wes Anderson is currently the talk of the film world, and Harper’s Bazaar has taken advantage of the exposure to publish a profile of and interview with the quirky director. Time is taken in the sit down to discuss his signature style, both as far as his films go and as far as his wardrobe is concerned, what he hoped to accomplish with Moonrise Kingdom, including his thoughts on young love, and even what his current living situation is. Surprisingly, it was the current living situation part that colored the juiciest bit of the interview. You see, recently Anderson has been splitting his time between living in New York and living in Paris, and it seems his experimentation with a European lifestyle has inspired him so much that he’s going to work it into his next film. When pressed about a follow-up to Moonrise Kingdom, Anderson revealed that he’s halfway finished with a script that he described as being, “a film I want to make in Europe, a Euro movie.”

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He achieved critical acclaim by shooting in England for Match Point. He won people’s hearts by shooting in Spain for Vicky Cristina Barcelona. And he achieved his greatest financial success ever by filming in France for Midnight in Paris. For a filmmaker who people have often said has his best days behind him, Woody Allen has been doing pretty well for himself by taking his, some would say uniquely New York, perspective overseas. Not one to mess up a bad thing, Allen is currently shooting another ensemble comedy, this time in Italy, which will be called The Bop Decameron. And before he’s even finished with that project, there are reports that he’s already negotiating where to take his film crew next. According to THR, Allen is currently in negotiations with Bavaria Studios in Munich, Germany to set his next project in their city. Initially I would have thought that filming a movie in Munich was just a ploy for Allen to get paid to hang out during Oktoberfest, but apparently he is looking to start filming on this new film next summer rather than next fall. There is not yet any word on a title or plot summary, but at this early stage those sorts of things might not even exist. With the speed that Allen bangs these things out, it could be that the only thing he knows he wants to do next is go to Germany, story to follow. Whatever his recent process has been, I hope he […]

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I can’t be sure, but they may have condensed at least half of Jean-Luc Godard‘s latest film into this minute-long trailer. The images flash by in typically enigmatic form, but at least we know what he was up to while he was snubbing Honorary Oscars. Since the trailer itself does little to explain what the movie’s about (and that lovely young woman staring at cats online isn’t helping either), let’s turn with pleading eyes to the official synopsis: “Legendary director Jean-Luc Godard returns to the screen with Film Socialisme, a magisterial essay on the decline of European Civilization. As a garish cruise ship travels the Mediterranean (with Patti Smith among its guests), Godard embarks on a state of the EU address in a vibrant collage of philosophical quotes, historical revelations and pure cinematographic beauty.” Oh, now it all makes sense:

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Film School Rejects chats with ‘The Brothers Bloom’ director about his love for con man stories, his unique stylistic vision and working with a cast full of famous people, on a big scale, in Eastern Europe.

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Ross (Shane Taylor) wakes up early one day to see his parents off on their road trip through Europe. Alistair (Benjamin Whitrow) and Valerie (Eileen Nicholas) are heading to Germany for some unknown reason, but when the trip faces cancellation, Ross agrees to chauffeur his parents through Europe.

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