‘Cosmopolis’ to show at 45th Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival (Oct. 4, 2012)Festival News for Cosmopolis
From Twitch Films (link at Source, below):
The Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia announced their first wave of programming today and there are some heavy hitters in the mix. Big name titles include COSMOPOLIS by David Cronenberg, Cannes hit HOLY MOTORS by Leo Carax, FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE from HK legend Tsui Hark, and Scott Derrickson’s SXSW Midnight surprise SINISTER.
|As Eric Packer|
Excerpts from the Press Release:
The 45th Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia will be held from October 4th to the 14th, 2012 with the suggestion of an imaginary Apocalypse threatening from its image. Chosen to open this celebration of cinema is the Catalan production The Body, by debut director Oriol Paulo, a psychological thriller chock full of suspense starring Belén Rueda, José Coronado, Hugo Silva and Aura Garrido. It is a Rodar y Rodar, Antena 3 Films, Televisió de Catalunya and Canal + production, distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing Spain, that has become one of the most anxiously awaited nationally made films of the year.
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The Official Selection -both in and out of competition- will be offering a varied and wide-ranging spectrum from this year’s fantastic harvest. So you will be seeing the latest proposals from directors like David Cronenberg, with Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson and based on the Don DeLillo novel…
Interesting fact: Pattinson’s Little Ashes was filmed in the festival’s Catalonia region of Spain.
|As young Salvador Dali|
Pattinson’s portrayal of a young Salvador Dali impressed David Cronenberg such that it played a significant factor in casting him in Cosmopolis.
Here are our live-blogging tweets from a @CBCRadioQ interview where Cronenberg related his thoughts on Rob after seeing that film. Little Ashes was filmed in the Catalonia region of Spain, childhood home of Salvador Dali. Dali lived in the cottage he grew up in (expanded over the years) six months of the year for during his adult life.
@cosmopolis_blog #Cronenberg”I had seen [Pattinson] in Little Ashes where played young Salvador Dali. “Extreme,difficult Spanish movie ( speak. Eng.)
@cosmopolis_blog Cronenberg thought: “now this is a guy whose not afraid to do something really challenging; “…not afraid to play…an unsympathetic role.”
@cosmopolis_blog “So I thought [#Pattinson] had the chops”, “but until you do the movie you don’t know the breadth of it” (what you see in actor)