Indiewire reports that Italian papers have listed the film as premiering at The Venice Film Festival. (29th August -> 8th September 2012) Selections won't be officially announced until Thursday. If true this makes the Danish premiere date moved back a week make sens since Venice will only show World Premieres.
Other titles believed to be among the Lido's roughly 50 world preems are Olivier Assayas' "Something in the Air," Takeshi Kitano's "Outrage: Beyond," 102-year-old Manoel de Oliveira's "Gabo and the Shadow," Susanne Bier's "Love is All You Need," Rama Burshtein and Yigal Bursztyn's "Fill the Void" and an as-yet-untitled work by Kim Ki-duk. Italian entries in competish will include Marco Bellocchio's "Sleeping Beauty" and Daniele Cipri's "E' stato il figlio."
The new Regulations include a smaller number of films, with a maximum of 20 titles presented as world premiere screenings for the International Competition Venezia 69, and no more than 11 titles Out of Competition (including a maximum of 3 titles for the midnight slot). A smaller number of sections in the Official Selection, which will now be limited to three: the Competition Venezia 69, Out of Competition, and Orizzonti.
Venice line-up unveiled with 50 world premieres including new Malick, Bier, Gitai, Oliveira films
26 July, 2012 | By Wendy Mitchell
UPDATED: The Venice Film Festival has unveiled the line-up for its 69th edition, including 50 world premieres such as To The Wonder [pictured] by Terrence Malick, Spring Breakers by Harmony Korine, and Pieta by Kim Ki-duk.
The selections also include Susanne Bier’s Italy-set comedy Love Is All You Need starring Pierce Brosnan, Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep, Brian De Palma’s Passion, Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson documentary Bad 25, and French-language period drama O Gebo e a Sombra, the latest film from 103-year-old Portuguese auteur Manoel de Oliveira.
Amos Gitai will debut his new film, Lullaby To My Father, and the festival will also screen his 2009 autobiographical diptych Carmel. American Henry-Alex Rubin (Murderball) will present his anticipated debut fictional film, Disconnect, starring Alexander Skarsgard, Jason Bateman and Andrea Riseborough. Ulrich Seidl will present the second part of his new trilogy, Paradise: Faith.
This marks the first year in charge for artistic director Alberto Barbera after Marco Mueller’s departure. There is still one more film to be announced to bring the competition total to 18.
In the Official Selection, there 15 American films (including documentaries and one short); 20 Italian projects, including Marco Bellocchio’s euthanasia story Dormant Beauty; and 25 French films.
As previously reported, the festival opens on Aug 29 with Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist (out of competition), and the second film of the opening night will be jazz fusion documentary Enzo Avitabile Music Life by Jonathan Demme (also out of competition).
The closing film on Sept 8, also out of competition, will be Jean-Pierre Ameris’ L’homme qui rit starring Gerard Depardieu.
In addition to launching a market (Aug 30-Sept 3) at this year’s festival, another Venice 2012 innovation is a new virtual screening room online run by Festival Scope, for Orrizonti titles. These films will be sold to limited online viewers for €4 viewings per live stream.
Something In The Air (Apres Mai), dir Olivier Assayas (France) At Any Price, dir Ramin Bahrani (US-UK) Dormant Beauty (Bella Addormentata), dir Marco Bellocchio (Italy-France) La Cinquieme Saison, dirs Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth (Belgium-Netherlands-France) Fill The Void (Lemale Et Ha’Chalal), dir Rama Burshtein (Israel) E Stato il Figlio, dir Daniele Cipri (Italy-France) Un Giorno Speciale, dir Francesca Comencini (Italy) Passion, dir Brian De Palma (France-Germany) Superstar, dir Xavier Giannoli (France-Belgium) Pieta, dir Kim Ki-duk (South Korea) Outrage Beyond, dir Takeshi Kitano (Japan) Spring Breakers, dir Harmony Korine (US) To The Wonder, dir Terrence Malick (US) Thy Womb (Sinapupunan), dir Brillante Mendoza (Philippines) Linhas de Wellington, dir Valeria Sarmiento (Portugal-France) Paradise: Faith (Paradies: Glaube), dir Ulrich Seidl (Austria-France-Germany) Betrayal (Izmena), dir Kirill Serebrennikov (Russia)
OUT OF COMPETITION
L’homme qui rit, dir Jean-Pierre Ameris (France-Czech Republic) Love Is All You Need (Den skaldede frisor), dir Susanne Bier (Denmark-Sweden) Cherchez Hortense, dir Pascal Bonitzer (France) Sur un fil…, dir Simon Brook (France-Italy) Enzo Avitabile Music Life, dir Jonathan Demme (Italy-US) Tai Chi 0, dir Stephen Fung (China) Lullaby To My Father, dir Amos Gitai (Israel-France-Switzerland) Penance (Shokuzai), dir Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Japan) Bad 25, dir Spike Lee (US) The Reluctant Fundamentalist, dir Mira Nair (India-Pakistan-US) O Gebo e a Sombra, dir Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal-France) The Company You Keep, dir Robert Redford (US) Shark (Bait 3D), dir Kimble Rendall (Australia-Singapore-China) Disconnect, dir Henry-Alex Rubin (US) The Iceman, dir Ariel Vromen (US)
OUT OF COMPETITION-SPECIAL EVENTS
Anton’s Right Here (Anton tut ryadom), dir Lyubov Arkus (Russia) It Was Better Tomorrow (Ya Man Aach), dir Hinde Boujemaa (Tunisia) Clarisse, dir Liliana Cavani (Italy) Sfiorando il muro, dirs Silvia Giralucci and Luca Ricciardi (Italy) Carmel, dir Amos Gitai (Israel-France-Italy) El impenetrable, dirs Daniele Incalcaterra and Fausta Quattrini (Argentina-France) Witness: Libya, dir Michael Mann (US) Medici con l’Africa, dir Carlo Mazzacurati (Italy) La nave dolce, dir Daniele Vicari (Italy-Albania)
ORRIZONTI (HORIZONS) FEATURES
Wadjda, dir Haifaa Al Mansour (Saudi Arabia-Germany) The Paternal House (Khaneh Pedari), dir Kianoosh Ayari (Iran) I Also Want It (Ja Tozhe Hochu), dir Alexey Balabanov (Russia) Gli Equilibristi, dir Ivano De Matteo (Italy-France) L’intervallo, dir Leonardo Di Costanzo (Italy-Switzerland-Germany) Winter of Discontent (El Sheita Elli Fat), dir Ibrahim El Batout (Egypt) Tango Libre, dir Frederic Fonteyne (Belgium-France-Luxembourg) The Cutoff Man (Menatek Ha-Maim), dir Idan Hubel (Israel) Fly With The Crane (Gaosu tame, wo cheng baihe qu le), dir Li Ruijun (China) A Hijacking (Kapringen), dir Tobias Lindholm (Denmark) Leones, dir Jazmin Lopez (Argentina-France-Netherlands) Bellas Mariposas, dir Salvatore Mereu (Italy) Low Tide, dir Roberto Minervini (US-Italy-Belgium) Boxing Day, dir Bernard Rose (UK-US) Yema, dir Djamila Sahraoui (Algeria-France) Araf - Somewhere In Between, dir Yesim Ustaoglu (Turkey-France-Germany) The Millennial Rapture (Sennen no Yuraku), dir Koji Wakamatsu (Japan) Three Sisters (San Zi Mei), dir Wang Bing (France-Hong Kong-China)
Susanne Bier's new romantic comedy 'The bald hairdresser' with Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm in the main roles are selected for the Venice Film Festival
27 July 2012 | Kim Kastrup
Pierce Brosnan was constantly surrounded by beautiful Danish women during filming for 'The Bald Barber'. Here he admires, among others, Paprika Steen, Trine Dyrholm and the young Molly Egelind (Photo: Doane Gregory)
Pierce Brosnan charms here Trine Dyrholm in the movie 'The bald hairdresser.' (Photo: Doane Gregory)
- I'm crazy about Pierce Brosnan. He is a true British gentleman. And women are still crazy about him, says Susanne Bier about the 59-year-old world champion, who jumps out of starring in her new romantic comedy 'The bald hairdresser' that just as the first Danish film in 22 years have been selected for the main program by Film Festival in Venice.
- I'm really proud. It is a big honor for me. And I believe that my new film fits very well to Venice, which is known as one of the most magical and romantic cities in the world. I can easily imagine Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm sail around in a gondola in Venice, says Susanne Bier for Extra Bladet, referring to the romantic feelings that arise between Brosnan and Dyrholm in the film.
- Can you reveal how the chemistry between Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm in the movie?
- It was a really good chemistry between them. Pierce Brosnan was the constantly surrounded by beautiful Danish women who Trine Dyrholm, Paprika Steen, Christiane Schaumburg-Müller and Molly Egelind during filming of the Amalfi coast in Italy. And I am quite sure that he had a 'feast' and felt like a fish in water, says Susanne Bier with his usual big smile and adds:
- We all know that women over a certain age are crazy Brosnan and think he is a very nice and beautiful man. But when we did test screening of the film, it turned out that all the young Danish girls were raving about Pierce Brosnan reveals Susanne Bier about the British world champion, who from 1995 to 2002 was known worldwide for his four James Bond films , where he drank vodka martini and wallowed in a sea of beautiful young women from around the world. Now they are replaced with beautiful Danish women.
- Are you nervous about the world premiere of your film in Venice?
- Yes, I'm nervous about how the film will be received. I am in very good company with some of the world's top film directors such. Brian de Palma, and Terrence Mallick.
- Why do you think that your film has been selected for Venice?
- I think my film is about something important in life, but that it simultaneously has a very light tone. Traditionally, many festivals of course after the more serious and heavy films. But my films affect some subjects in some form could be very heavy. But because we have chosen to deal with the heavy items in a shape resembling a romantic comedy, it might suddenly become interesting for the festival, says Susanne Bier, adding:
- We affecting some painful things without stifling audience. And the movie is actually very fun. You sit and smile at the same time that there is room to shed a tear, says Susanne Bier, who has never been afraid to play the entire human emotional register of his films.
Susanne Bier has also just finished recorded her forthcoming international Hollywood movies 'Serena', which has none other than Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in the supporting roles. It should she started to rock.
The Danish actor Kim Bodnia contributes, moreover, both in 'The bald hairdresser' and in 'Serena'. This explains Susanne Bier follows:
- Kim Bodnia is a super talented actor. And he took care that is great for the roles he has gotten in my two films. We all know that Kim Bodnia is great to play a dangerous man. But in 'The bald hairdresser' he plays a very funny role as Trina Dyrholms ex-husband, who obviously also be invited to their daughter's wedding in Italy. In the movie 'Serena', Kim Bodnia however, a much more serious role. Susanne Bier describes the film as a much darker film than 'The bald hairdresser'.
Romance in Italy
'The bald barber' is a romantic comedy with huge R, taking the audience with the picturesque Sorrento in southern Italy, where we are going to a wedding with two Danish families. In the center we have the young, beautiful bride and groom Astrid (Molly Egelind) and Patrick (Sebastian Jessen). And around them, their two crazy families.
In one camp we have the bride's mother - the beautiful, but cancer hairdresser Ida (Trine Dyrholm), without hair on their head and just left by her husband for 25 years. With the wedding is also Ida's swaggering horn of a man, Leif (Kim Bodnia) and his new blonde-girlfriend Thilde (Christiane Schaumburg Müller) who have a little difficulty with the Danish language. And finally Astrid's hard-hitting soldiers brother Kenneth (Micky Skeel Hansen) with explosive temper.
In the other camp, we meet the groom's English father, the absent-minded businessman Philip (Pierce Brosnan) who each day wondering why he still lives in Denmark and not quite gotten over his wife's tragic death. And last but not least let us not for Philips sister Patricia (Paprika Steen) with a pep talk in the clothes and bang on the hormones. In other words, put in pasta pot with a passionate, seasoned game Pasta Con Amore.
'The bald barber "has its world premiere in Venice in late August. It can be seen in Danish cinemas from 6 September.