23 February 2010

White Material, Making Plans for Lena and Rompecabezas at IFC

Though I didn't find any official announcements of such, it looks as if Claire Denis' White Material and Christophe Honoré's Making Plans for Lena [Non ma fille, tu n'iras pas danser] have landed at IFC Films. BAMcinématek is presenting a three-day spotlight on IFC Films beginning 19 March, and both films are on the line-up along with Ken Loach's Looking for Eric, Elia Suleiman's The Time That Remains, Kim Ji-woon's The Good, the Bad, the Weird, Bruno Dumont's Hadewijch, Johnnie To's Vengeance and Tales from the Golden Age. For those in NYC, both Honoré and star Chiara Mastroianni will be present for a Q&A following the 20 March screening of Making Plans for Lena; this will be the fourth Honoré film that IFC has released following Dans Paris, Les chansons d'amour and La belle personne. More information here. In addition to the films above, IFC did officially announce their acquisition of Puzzle [Rompecabezas], the directorial debut of Natalie Smirnoff who previously worked as an assistant director on Lucrecia Martel's La ciénaga and The Holy Girl and casting director on The Headless Woman. Starring the amazing María Onetto, Puzzle was the sole Latin American film in competition at this year's Berlin International Film Festival.

4 comments:

Bunched Undies said...

Thanks Joe. I have been looking forward to White Material for a while. I'm also trying to find out some info on "The Sea Wall (Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique)" which opened a year ago in Paris and seems to have fallen off the radar. Have you heard anything about it?

Joe said...

I'm familiar with it; it's based on a story by Marguerite Duras and was adapted previously by René Clément in '58 -- but as far as distribution is concerned, I haven't heard anything. The DVD is scheduled to be released in the UK, however, by Axiom Films on 8 March.

Joe said...

Even better actually: Mongrel Media in Canada released the film on DVD last September. The disc is Region 1 and should have English subtitles. I'll have to pick that up soon.

Bunched Undies said...

That's great news. The trailer on YouTube looks really good. Thanks for the research.