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September 2nd 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Nocturnal Animals is premiereing at Venice Film Festival today and reviews from those at the press screening are popping up. Below is the first review I’ve found from a major film site – it doesn’t mention Isla’s performance but it is slightly spoilery regarding her character, so be warned! Be sure to follow us on Twitter @IslaFisherWeb where I’ll be retweeting more tidbits from the promotion today. Anything particularly Isla-related I’ll post here too.

I don’t think Isla is in attendance at the festival, but we’ll see for sure once the photocall starts very soon…

‘Nocturnal Animals’ Venice Review: Tom Ford Gambles Big and Wins on Second Feature
Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star in a film that successfully melds grit and glamour, the past and the present, and fiction and reality

Given the challenge that most directors have making a single film, writer-director Tom Ford‘s sophomore effort is all the more impressive for being, essentially, two movies in one. One of those films is the kind of “sad people in nice houses” tale you might expect from the couturier-turned-filmmaker behind “A Single Man,” but the other one is the kind of down-and-dirty West Texas revenge thriller that calls to mind Sam Peckinpah.

“Nocturnal Animals” jumps between the “reality” of its own story and a novel that one of the characters is reading, and that’s a tricky leap to accomplish; look no further than another Venice entry, Wim Wenders‘s tedious “Les Beaux Jours d’Aranjuez,” for an example of how not to jump back and forth cinematically between a book and its author.

Amy Adams, already so impressive at this year’s Venice Film Festival with “Arrival,” plays a significantly different kind of character here: Susan is a successful L.A. gallery curator, but her neutral stare and smoky eye shadow speak volumes about her unhappiness. Her distant, withholding husband Hutton (Armie Hammer) is jetting off to New York on another attempt to save his failing business, leaving Susan alone in their glass-box house (complete with a Koons in the back yard) to read a galley of “Nocturnal Animals,” the first novel by her ex-husband Edward (Jake Gyllenhaal), who never remarried and who has dedicated the book to her.

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September 1st 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

The first clip from Nocturnal Animals was previewed at the Venice Film Festival which started yesterday – unfortunately it doesn’t feature Isla, but in the short clip Amy Adams’ character sets out the plot of the film:




September 1st 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

As well as this months Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, Nocturnal Animals will also screen at the London Film Festival next month:

The 60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® announces full 2016 programme

The programme for the 60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® launched today, with Festival Director Clare Stewart presenting this year’s diverse selection of films and events.

The BFI London Film Festival is Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s best and most established film festivals. In its 60th year the programme sees Headline Galas presented at the Odeon Leicester Square on each evening of the 12 day festival. Festival visitors will be able to enjoy a brand new cinema experience with Competition and Strand Galas presented at the new Embankment Garden Cinema, in the beautiful Victoria Embankment Gardens. With 780 cinema-style seats, Dolby 7.1 surround sound and 4k digital projection, this temporary venue brings the festival to even more people and connects screenings in the West End with the BFI’s home cinema at BFI Southbank. This, combined with the Festival’s Special Presentations, a rich, diverse programme of international films, insightful events and talks with leading lights of the international film and creative industries, reaffirms London’s position as the world’s leading creative city.

This year’s festival includes an agenda-setting Symposium event that heralds the BFI’s BLACK STAR project, the UK’s biggest ever season of film and television dedicated to celebrating the range, versatility and power of black actors coming in late October. Films within the Festival programme will amplify the season, while the Symposium will ask searching questions about the continued under-representation of black actors on screen, probing why opportunities for black actors in the US and the UK remain limited and aiming to drive forward a progressive agenda by spotlighting and exploring key issues for the film industry.

The Festival will screen a total of 193 fiction and 52 documentary features, including 18 World Premieres, 8 International Premieres, 39 European Premieres. There will also be screenings of 144 short films, including documentary, live action and animated works. A stellar line-up of directors, cast and crew are expected to take part in career interviews, Screen Talks, Q&As and Industry Talks: LFF Connects during the 60th BFI London Film Festival which runs Wednesday 5 – Sunday 16 October 2016.

Taking place over 12 days, the Festival’s screenings are at venues across the capital, from the West End cinemas – Vue West End and the iconic Odeon Leicester Square; central London venues – BFI Southbank, BFI IMAX, Picturehouse Central, the ICA, Curzon Mayfair, Curzon Soho, Haymarket, Prince Charles Cinema and Ciné Lumière; and local cinemas – the Ritzy in Brixton, Hackney Picturehouse and Curzon Chelsea.

Headline Galas

With NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, Tom Ford returns with a dark, sophisticated adaptation of Austin Wright’s novel Tony and Susan. With a stellar cast including Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher and Armie Hammer, the film reunites many of the creative team behind A Single Man (LFF2009). (MORE)

(BFI.org.uk)


August 26th 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Why the Venice Film Fest Matters More to Oscar (Sorry, Toronto)

The past few years, while Toronto bickered with Telluride over which festival could screen which premiere when and where, Venice — after some decidedly lackluster editions — took the high road and worked on improving. The result? It’s back on top after a scorecard that saw successful Oscar wins for Venice premieres three years in a row: Gravity, Birdman and, last year, Spotlight. Hollywood has taken notice. The festival is filled with studio titles this year, which means the red carpet will be filled with A-list talent. The four premieres that already are garnering awards buzz:

Focus Features’ $20 Million Gamble

Last year, Focus Features paid a reported $20 million for Nocturnal Animals, Tom Ford’s sophomore directorial effort.

Now, Focus is planning on betting a big chunk of their Oscar-campaign money on the dark romance based on Austin Wright’s novel Tony and Susan and starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. Adams plays an art gallery owner who receives her ex-husband’s violent manuscript in the mail, which she interprets as a threatening tale of revenge and regret. It plays out as a story within a story as Isla Fisher plays Adams in novel form.

Could the L.A.-set noir finally deliver Amy Adams and/or Jake Gyllenhaal their long-awaited Oscars? Focus hopes so, with many more categories to push for. “The film will be one of the highlights of Venice,” says Barbera. “Both Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal could start an Oscar campaign from Venice, definitely.”

(THR)


July 29th 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla chats about Marge In Charge on Aussie radio show Jo & Lehmo:




July 29th 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Isla appeared on UK daytime show This Morning earlier today, chatting about Marge In Charge and her family. Find HQ stills from the appearance in our Gallery, alongside screencaptures from the interview and HQ photos of Isla leaving the ITV studios. And below is a video of her interview:





July 28th 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Venice Film Festival: Lido To Launch Pics From Ford, Gibson, Malick & More As Awards Season Starts To Buzz – Full List

The 73rd Venice Film Festival has set a strong lineup of world premieres including anticipated films from such helmers as Denis Villeneuve, Pablo Larrain, Derek Cianfrance, Tom Ford, Terrence Malick — and in an out of competition slot, the latest from Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge. They join the previously announced opener, Damien Chazelle’s La La Land. The festival has been dedicated to two recently deceased directors: Michael Cimino and Abbas Kiarostami.

Artistic Director Alberto Barbera has had an impressive run over his past few outings curating the Lido event which increasingly acts as a solid primer/launch pad for awards season (think the world premieres of Gravity, Birdman, Spotlight and more). This year, Barbera whittled down 1,468 features to a selection of 56 total, including 20 in competition.

The first few days of Venice can be expected to be frontloaded with the splashier titles which then make their way to Toronto and/or Telluride, and often onto the awards circuit. The glamourous, yet accessible, fest is a key chance for studios to get conversations started and films and talent in front of the world media. Doing double-duty this year, Amy Adams stars in both Ford’s Nocturnal Animals (Focus) and Villeneuve’s Arrival (Paramount) — both of which were the subject of mega-deals in recent Cannes markets (see below). Natalie Portman will be seen as Jacqueline Kennedy in Chilean helmer Larrain’s Jackie, and stars in Rebecca Zlotowski’s out of competition Planetarium with Lily-Rose Depp. In Cannes, Larrain told me Jackie would not be a classic biopic.

Venice runs August 31-September 10.

VENICE 73 COMPETITION
The Bad Batch, dir: Ana Lily Amirpour (U.S.)
Une Vie, dir: Stéphane Brizé (France/Belgium)
La La Land, dir: Damien Chazelle (U.S.)
The Light Between Oceans, dir: Derek Cianfrance (U.S./Australia/New Zealand)
El Ciudadano Ilustre, dirs: Mariano Cohn, Gaston Duprat (Argentina/Spain)
Spira Mirabilis, dirs: Massimo D’Anolfi, Martina Parenti (Italy/Switzerland)
The Woman Who Left, dir: Lav Diaz (Philippines)
La Region Salvaje, dir: Amat Escalante (Mexico)
Nocturnal Animals, dir: Tom Ford (U.S.)
Piuma, dir: Roan Johnson (Italy)
Paradise, dir: Andrei Konchalovsky (Russia/Germany)
Brimstone, dir: Martin Koolhoven (Netherlands/Germany/Belgium/France/UK/Sweden)
On The Milky Road, dir: Emir Kusturica (Serbia/UK/U.S.)
Jackie, dir: Pablo Larrain (U.S./Chile)
Voyage Of Time, dir: Terrence Malick (U.S./Germany)
El Cristo Ciego, dir: Christopher Murray (Chile/France)*
Frantz, dir: François Ozon (France)
Questi Giorni, dir: Giuseppe Piccioni (Italy)
Arrival, dir: Denis Villeneuve (U.S.)
Les Beaux Jours D’Aranjuez, dir: Wim Wenders (France/Germany)

(Deadline)


July 27th 2016   Posted by: admin   Leave A Comment

Continuing her busy day of promoting Marge In Charge, Isla appeared on BBC’s topical show The One Show earlier this evening. Alongside her book, she chatted about Katy Perry performing at her birthday earlier this year, her old romance novels, and her two upcoming movies. Isla was very gracious on the show, but I don’t think the hosts quite appreciated her sense of humour! 😆 Watch the full show on BBC iPlayer, and find lots of HD screencaptures in our Gallery…


WATCH THE INTERVIEW ON BBC IPLAYER