Midnight Madness Programmer Colin Geddes and Vinyan director Fabrice Du Welz at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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I’m bumping up this previous post to alert everyone to the fact that Vinyan has now been confirmed as playing this Saturday at Fantastic Fest 2008! Be sure to add it to your schedule there for attending.
Vinyan recently had its world premiere at 65th Venice Film Festival and its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (film listing). It’s the sophmore effort from filmmaker Fabrice Du Welz. I will keep this post updated regularly as news, interviews, pictures and reviews stream in. Stay tuned and keep checking in!
*** Note that Sony picked up distribution rights for the US. This was previously announced rather mutely 2 weeks ago when the Toronto International Film Festival website released their listing of who had distribution rights PDF for industry/buyers.
::: Alan Bacchus Review – Daily Film Dose
::: Mathew 5000 Review
::: They Shoot Actors Don’t They Review by Aaron
Another favorable review for the film.
::: Jaman Review
::: Maureen McGowan Review
* Some spoilers
::: Deaths in Venice by Geoffrey Macnab for The Independent
His thoughts start 6 paragraphs in.
::: Variety Review by Alissa Simon
Can’t make heads or tails of this review with unbalanced heaps of praise and criticism. Not sure I get the aloof mention of “upscale horror ghetto” in this review either… hmmm.
::: Hollywood Reporter Review by Ray Bennett
Ouch! Another grumpy review.
“A truly sinister primer on cultural differences, the entire film’s waking nightmare quality makes Lord Of The Flies look benevolent. Violence and nudity may pose a ratings challenge in some of the many territories to which Vinyan has been sold, (including Sony in the US, Canada and Australia) but this disturbing and ravishingly shot visual and emotional adventure – screening in Venice and Toronto prior to an Oct 1 French release – deserves cult status.”
::: Venice: The Burning Plain is a damp squib next to Burn After Reading – But it still looked like Citizen Kane compared to a new jungle spooker starring Emmanuelle Beart and Rufus Sewell – Andrew Pulver, The Guardian
More of a capsule review and Mr. Pulver either clearly had a rough night previously or didn’t get the film at all.
::: Rodney Perkins Interviews VINYAN Composer FranÃ§ois-Eudes Chanfrault – Twitch
::: Director defends tsunami thriller – Neil Smith, BBC
Fabrice Du Welz and Emmanuelle Beart talk Vinyan.
::: Official French Site Launches
via Fabrice’s official Vinyan Blog
::: Over on Twitch I posted larger versions of the world premiere images and a bit more commentary.
::: Vinyan Images Batch 1 (Cinema is Dope)
::: Vinyan Images Batch 2 (Cinema is Dope)
::: Calvaire Images (Cinema is Dope)
::: A New Clip From Fabrice Du Welz’s VINYAN! – Twitch (Todd)
::: VINYAN – Fabrice Du Welz on Clearing Censors – Twitch (Blake)
::: Stunning First Trailer For Fabrice Du Welz’ VINYAN! – Twitch (Todd)
::: Several Vinyan Behind the Scenes/Making Of Clips – Premiere France
::: Official Fabrice Du Welz Vinyan Blog
::: Bloody Disgusting – Interview Vinyan: Writer-Director Fabrice du Welz
Director Fabrice Du Welz and actress Emmanuelle Beart walk the carpet for the world premiere of Vinyan
at the 65th Venice Film Festival.
Actress Emmanuelle Beart at the Venice Film Festival
press conference for Vinyan.