A Cat in Paris [photos + trailer]

Official Selection of the New York, San Francisco, Annecy, and Berlin International Film Festivas. 

This Oscar nominated, beautifully hand-drawn caper follows a young girl named Zoe and her cat Dino, who leads a double life assisting a skilled burglar in the shadowy alleyways of Paris. The cat’s two worlds collide when Zoe falls into the hands of a blustery gangster planning the theft of a rare statue. A Cat in Paris is a warm richly humorous love letter to classic noir films and the stylize wit of the Pink Panther cartoons– and Dino, the literal cat burglar, steals the show with little more than a swish of the tail and quiet mew. @http://www.catinparis.com/

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Last Night~ Trailer

Watched this movie the other night with some friends. All I could keep thinking was “THAT SH*T CRAY!” like Kanye would say in his latest hit. It’s a great film about temptation and how people are in constant search of newness and excitement in their lives, even if it means being unfaithful.

Taking place in New York City, the film stars Kiera Knightley, Sam Worthington and Eva Mendes. I highly recommend it for a chill movie night- either alone or with friends!

Air France Commercial

I keep seeing this and I really do love it!

Starring the dancers Benjamin Millepied (Natalie Portman’s husband) and Virginie Caussin and choreographed by Angelin Preljocaj. The commercial was shot in the Moroccan desert, on a 400 square meter mirror floor, in a single sequence plan and with no special effects.

This poetic metaphor of flight is accompanied by the Adagio from Mozart’s piano concerto No.23.

Movie Pick: ‘A Matador’s Mistress’ + Adrien Brody and Penelope Cruz

The film casts two Academy Award winners to tell the story of the Spanish bullfighting legend- Manolete (Adrien Brody) and his love affair with actress Lupe Sino (Penelope Cruz) in the 1940’s. Their love affair was a scandal due to Lupe Sino’s relation to the communist party and the death of Manolete. Many believe it was Manolete’s tempestuous relationship with Lupe Sino that led to his dramatic death at the age of 30.

A Matador’s Mistress premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2008 under the working title Manolete and has been praised for Brody and Cruz’s moving performances as well as the art direction and cinematography.

The movie finally made it’s way to the US in August. The reviews are mixed, however I always love a true story. Despite the long history and popularity of bullfighting in Barcelona, in 2010 it was banned in the Catalonia region. (Good news!)

Manolete in the 1930’s

Bop Decameron~ Wood Allen’s Next Film + Penelope Cruz

Woody Allen is filming his next release, “Bop Decameron” in the heart of Rome. The $25-million movie is based on a collection of 100 medieval tales written by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio in the 14th century. The cast includes several Italian actors like Roberto Benigni (Life is Beautiful), as well as American actors Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Judy Davis, Ellen Page (Juno), Alec Baldwin and Allen himself.

“Every time has been like making declarations of love for certain places and projecting onto the screen my feelings for the places which have counted most in my life,” Allen said to an Italian newspaper La Repubblica. “I hope to do the same with Rome.”

Meanwhile, Allen’s Midnight in Paris is becoming the highest-grossing movie of his career.

 

 

 

 

photos:socialitelife.com

edited by: atessa nicole