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Viggo-Works Art Exhibit 2015

Categories: Gallery Shows

Viggo-Works is honored to host our second Art Exhibit. We are also delighted to feature 7 talented artists in this exhibit - each artist showing three of their individual works. When we sent out our call for artists, we had no idea that we would receive such a diverse response. We feel privileged to display such an array of artistic talent.

You may go directly to the artists' link listed below to view their galleries.

If you have questions or comments about the exhibit, please join us here on our forums, where we are discussing the exhibit. You will need to register to post your thoughts and questions.

You may find the galleries, and respond and comment here in the Exhibit Thread.

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Cinema Tropical Unveils Nominees for 2016 Awards

Source: The Hollywood Reporter.
Found By: Chrissie
Thanks to Chrissie for bringing us this news from The Hollywood Reporter.
© 4L Productions.
Twenty-nine films from 12 countries have been nominated in the sixth annual edition of the Cinema Tropical Awards.

The event is the only U.S. awards honoring the best of Latin American cinema of the year.

Nominations were announced in six categories: feature film, documentary film, director of a feature film, director of a documentary film, first film and U.S. Latino film.

A pioneer organization in promoting the release of independent LatAm cinema within the U.S., Cinema Tropical announced the full slate on Wednesday, including the five films competing for best feature film of the year: Chile's Oscar bid The Club by Pablo Larraín; Lisandro Alonso's Cannes-entry Jauja, starring Viggo Mortensen (Argentina); Oscar Ruiz Navia's Los Hongos (Colombia); Matías Piñeiro's The Princess of France (Argentina); and Adirley Queirós' White Out, Black In (Brazil).

© The Hollywood Reporter. Images © 4L Productions.

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Iolanthe's Quotable Viggo

Found By: Iolanthe

Having done a recent Quotable about Perceval Press, the time now seems ripe to complement it with one on Perceval Pictures which now has its own webpage. As Producer, Viggo brings the same commitment to the director's vision that he has always brought to the authors, poets and artists he's worked with. With Viggo interested in every aspect of the film making process, and his dedication to publicising and promoting films he believes in, it makes sense to be in a position where he can officially 'butt in'.

'The three movies I've produced were just projects where I wanted to be able to in every way help protect the vision of the director. From the way it's allowed to be shot or cast, where it's shot, what the schedule is, how it's presented, who it's sold too, what the poster looks like... all those decisions are what an actor doesn't necessarily have any say about but a producer does. And in that way I can be helpful in protecting the director—having their vision be respected right 'til the end. So that's the main reason to do that.'

Viggo Mortensen Tells Us Why He Hasn't Done Blockbusters Since 'Lord Of The Rings'
By Carman Tse
19 March 2015

'As an actor I can give my opinion, but the producer might say: "O.K., but don't butt in."'

Viggo Mortensen on 'Jauja,' Producing, Protecting Directors' Visions
25 November 2014

'Like a lot of unique movies, [Todos Tenemos Un Plan] took years to get together. Two or three years, probably. I kept working on her and said, "I want to be a producer. I've never done it before, but I want to do it."

Viggo talking about Todos Tenemos Un Plan
Viggo Mortensen: Lay off the pope
By Andrew O'Hehir
20 March 2013

'If you are professionally responsible, then you work very hard preparing the movie because you're only going to get one chance to shoot it. You just turn over every stone, even if there are things you don't end up using. Just burn as much as you can, work as hard as you can during the shoot, then you go out and promote the movie.'

Viggo Mortensen on 'Jauja,' Producing, Protecting Directors' Visions
25 November 2014

What's Viggo like to work with, honestly?

He's a little obsessed. He's a little bit of a perfectionist, but then so am I so that's ok!

Ana Piterbarg
Still Waters Run Deep
by Shelley Marsden
Film Juice
27 October 2012

The preparation for films like Far From Men and Jauja can take up to two or three years, and during this time I received proposals for big films that I preferred to decline. Because I have the habit of staying until the end of a project even if it causes me to miss opportunities. I understand very well that there are consequences and viewers may forget me if I don't make a blockbuster movie after four or five years. But I gain many more things than I lose in the end. For example, I know that I will be able to watch Far From Men in twenty years, knowing that it's a good movie that deserved to be made, and of which I can be proud.

Viggo Mortensen: "I know that I will be able to watch Far From Men again in 20 years and still be proud of it."
By Daniel Leblanc - translated by Donna Marie
Premiere (France
13 January 2015

"Viggo is incredible. He has the triple role of actor, producer and musician and along with that, he was thinking about how to improve the film 24 hours a day. In addition he rigorously corrected every French, English and Danish subtitle."

Lisandro Alonso
The Lord of the Roles
By Pamela Biénzobas - translated by Ollie and Zoe

JB: [Jauja] isn't the first film you've produced. What draws you to the producer's role?

VM: The reason is always the same: to do what I do anyway but with a little more legal authority, rather than just being a meddling actor.

Jauja: An Interview with Viggo Mortensen
By Jo Blair
26 April 2015

I went with Lisandro to the private event for the possible purchasers of our film, there in the huge cinematic bazaar of the festival. It's the fourth time that I've come to Cannes... but I've never seen the insanity of the great market for all kinds of cinema at such close range. Since I am the producer responsible for the North American rights for Jauja, I wanted to see which of the potential gringo distributors had come to see the movie.

Something Material
By Viggo Mortensen, Fabián Casas and Lisandro Alonso - translated by Ollie, Rio and Zoe
31 May 2014

"When we went up on the stage for the presentation, for a moment I thought like a producer and told myself, "I'm going to try to explain, to orient [the audience]. But then, I reconsidered - no, we're going to continue doing silly stuff and have fun. If you have to explain it, it's not worth it. It has to reach you or it doesn't."

Viggo Mortensen on receiving the International Critics prize for Jauja
The Lord of the Roles
By Pamela Biénzobas - translated by Ollie and Zoe
August 2014

Despite his exhaustion, Mortensen's tongue did not call a truce. The actor refused to stop talking about his movie. "It's unique. It brings together aspects of mythology, history, fairy tales...It's a very special combination of Scandinavian and South American storytelling. It's as Argentine as it is Danish," he concluded as he fought off the charms of Morpheus as well as he could.

During Viggo's marathon promotion of Jauja
Viggo Mortensen firma en valenciano
Translated by Ollie and Zoe
7 February 2015

'I think he is one of the best producers I've ever had in my entire film history. Hopefully there will be more actors who want to produce, because we need them.'

Lisandro Alonso, a well-known face at Cannes
by Pablo O. Scholz
17 April 2014

''s difficult for things to go wrong when you work with Viggo Mortensen.'

David Oelhoffen
Q&A: Viggo Mortensen and David Oelhoffen on 'Loin Des Hommes'
By Roslyn Sulcas
New York Times
26 August 2014

You will find all previous Quotables here.

© Viggo-Works/Iolanthe. Images © Guadalupe Gaona/4L Productions.

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Captain Fantastic Screening Schedule

Found By: Chrissie

Thanks to Chrissie for bringing us this important schedule. The program for the Sundance Film Festival (21-31 January 2016) has now been announced and this is the schedule for Captain Fantastic.

© Images © Bleecker Street.

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'Captain Fantastic' at Sundance
Found By: Lindi

Thanks to Lindi for the find.


Captain Fantastic

© Bleecker Street.
Ben (Viggo Mortensen) lives with his wife and six young children, isolated from society deep in the forest of the Pacific Northwest. A devoted father, Ben dedicates his life to transforming his kids into extraordinary adults. He immerses them in an academically and physically rigorous environment and instills in them a rare and primal connection to the natural world.

When a tragedy strikes, the family is forced to leave their self-created paradise. Suddenly the children must face the excitement and the perils of an unfamiliar outside world while Ben is compelled to reexamine his idea of what it means to be a parent.

Viggo Mortensen shines as the captain of this tribe in a fearless performance that is alternately playful and emotionally raw. Writer/director Matt Ross (28 Hotel Rooms), an accomplished actor himself, brings those skills to the table as evidenced by the fine ensemble work of his young cast. With Captain Fantastic, Ross returns to Sundance with a fascinating second feature.

© Images © Bleecker Street.

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