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The Reflecting Skin - new trailer

Source: YouTube.
Found By: Chrissie
Thanks to Chrissie for bringing us the trailer for the restored version of The Reflecting Skin to be released by Soda Pictures in November:

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Iolanthe's Quotable Viggo

Found By: Iolanthe
Categories: Media Quotable Viggo

With San Lorenzo doing so well we had the rather surprising and bizarre rumour circulating this week that Donald Trump wanted to buy the team. Luckily for the Team, Viggo and the Pope (not to mention our Sobrevuelos translation team) it seems to be untrue. Phew. But it got me thinking it was time for another football quotable...

[He]….wears a San Lorenzo shirt like it's tattooed on his skin.

"I feel honored to be able to give a hand to poets"
By - translated by Zooey and Sage
Pagina 12
14 August 2009

Oh God,no! Viggo Mortensen is wearing the sweatshirt of San Lorenzo, the Argentine soccer team of which he is a big supporter. The effect is what I feared: all male journalists present at the meeting with the actor unleash questions about who will win this game, this season, the derby ... with the result that the first 20 minutes with one of the most fascinating men in the world are wasted with talk about sports!

Viggo Mortensen: "Do I look sexy?"
By Simona Coppa - translated by Ollie
9 October 2012


I woke up with my clothes on, my head wrapped in a flag with the image of Pope Francis, as if it was some sort of turban, and the TV full blast showing The Mummy with Boris Karloff, but we are still champions!

In This Heat
By Viggo Mortensen and Fabián Casas - translated by Ollie and Zoe
18 December 2013

'I ran from one side of my hotel room to the other, jumping and shouting like a man possessed. I opened the window and shouted the goal at the crescent moon.'

Viggo Mortensen in Algiers watching San Lorenzo
For It To Rain
By Viggo Mortensen and Fabián Casas - translated by Ollie and Zoe
19 October 2013

'I'm not very fond of passports, borders or flags, but for San Lorenzo de Almagro, I do have unconditional love! They can almost do no wrong!'

Viggo Mortensen
Inside The Dressing Room
By - transcribed by Ollie and translated by Ollie, Rio and Zoe
El Mundo
15 December 2011

I don't need cards or bits of paper to know I'm a Cuervo and I'm still alive. It's true that San Lorenzo is a beacon for me, as I believe it is for you, brother. An inextinguishable light that helps to illuminate the journey through the f****** night we carry inside ourselves. It has to do with our colours, our loves and tribal disappointments that we've inherited and made our own. We share a way of celebrating certain beauties and certain sufferings, a complex and mostly intangible aesthetic that gives us the necessary tools to cope with the series of big and small defeats that our bodies and our way of thinking suffer throughout this life. We share an endurance that has a voice and a name, a most stubborn feeling. I could never say that CASLA doesn't matter to me.

There's No Tomorrow
By Viggo Mortensen and Fabián Casas - translated by Ollie and Zoe
13 July 2015

What do you remember of the first time you saw San Lorenzo play live in a stadium?

That we lost… but that the passion, the unconditional support of the fans, the non-stop singing, were exactly what I had always imagined and felt. Every time I go to a match I get excited and enjoy myself just as much, no matter what happens soccerwise. As the song says "… it´s a feeling you carry deep inside.."

Viggo, A True Cuervo
La Revista de San Lorenzo
Translated by Ollie, Rio, Sage and Zooey
18 April 2010

It's almost three o' clock in the morning. He is sitting next to the fire on a wood and leather chair. The "asado" (barbecue) is over. The people he was preparing mate for, two at the same time, have said goodbye. He is wearing a gray San Lorenzo goalkeeper's soccer shirt, and he throws a cigarette butt into the embers. Viggo Mortensen, 49, now has a needle in his hand and he starts sewing his red and blue flag, which suffered a passionate tear in the victory against Lanus: "I like to sew it myself."

A Trip With Viggo Mortensen Through The Heart Of The Province
By Robustiano Pinedo - translated by Graciela
El Tribuno Salta
14 May 2007

Wearing all manner of Buenos Aires and soccer trappings (socks, bracelet, and a San Lorenzo pin, plus a complete mate set and the sports section of The Nation on hand), Viggo Mortensen greeted the Argentinean press on his recent visit to Buenos Aires….. He takes off his black boots and allows us to see the wide stripes on his socks in the colours of the team he loves.

Viggo Mortensen: The Biggest Soccer Fan In Hollywood
By Lorena García - translated by Margarita
La Nacion
16 November 2005

"Every time I go to Argentina, I go to the San Lorenzo store and I buy all the decals they have because I have the habit of sticking them up in cities, airports, in the stadiums of other teams, " he recounts and ends with a sly smile, "to mark territory."

"We are all artists" - Viggo Mortensen
By Susana Parejas - translated by Ollie and Zoe
7 Dias
2 September 2012

'I could care less about the Vatican but if you got to be pope, you might as well be a fan of San Lorenzo.'

Viggo Mortensen on Everybody Has a Plan, Argentine Popes and His Beloved San Lorenzo
John Lopez
Huffington Post
21 March 2013

"I'm spreading "the cuervo gospel" all over the world. That's not only my mission, but my career, that's my job. Cinema, poetry and all the rest are hobbies. Spreading the cuervo gospel, that's what I'm dedicated to..."

Viggo Mortensen
In The Name Of The Father
By Natalia Trzenko - translated by Ollie and Zooey
La Nacion
22 June 2010


absolute happiness
absolute happiness absolute happiness
absolute happiness absolute happiness

absolute happiness absolute happiness!!!!!!!!!!

The Past Is In Everything
By Viggo Mortensen and Fabián Casas - translated by Ollie and Zoe
19 August 2014

"Have I behaved? I haven't talked about San Lorenzo too much, right?"

Viggo Mortensen in a Todos tenemos un plan interview
Soledad Villamil - Viggo Mortensen: Brothers In Arms
By Nazareno Brega - translated by Ollie and Zoe
29 August 2012

You will find all previous Quotables

© Viggo-Works/Iolanthe. Images © Agustin Alberio.

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Voices of a People’s History Event

Source: Voices of a People's History.
Found By: Chrissie
Categories: Events Viggo News
Thanks to Chrissie for bringing this news that Viggo will be taking part in a Voices of a People's History of the United States event on 5 November 2015.
© Getty Images.
This special free performance at David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center will feature the musician Allison Moorer and actors Viggo Mortensen, Susan Pourfar, and Brian Jones, among other special guests to be announced.

Voices of a People's History of the United States brings to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people who built the movements that made the United States what it is today, ending slavery and Jim Crow, protesting war and the genocide of Native Americans, creating unions and the eight hour work day, advancing women's rights and gay liberation, and struggling to right wrongs of the day. By giving public expression to rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past—and present—Voices seeks to educate and inspire a new generation working for social justice.

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Far From Men wins award at Haugesund’s Norwegian International Film Festival

Source: Variety.
Found By: Chrissie
Thanks to Chrissie for bringing this to our attention.
© One World Films.
The Ecumenical Award was awarded to the road movie and Albert Camus adaptation "Far From Men," directed by David Oelhoffen, starring Viggo Mortensen, and distributed in Norway by Storytelling Media.

© Variety Media LLC. Images © One World Films.

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‘Far From Men’: Existentialism at its peak in the Atlas Mountains

Source: Today's Zaman.
Found By: Chrissie
Chrissie brings us this review by Emine Yildirim at Today's Zaman prior the film's release in Turkey.
© One World Films/Pathe.
Inspired by Albert Camus's short story "L'Hôte" (The Guest), David Oelhoffen's "Loin des Hommes" (Far From Men) presents itself as a subtle and sublime reflection of friendship born out of extraordinary circumstances.

Beyond that, the film deals with the notion of what it feels like to be an outsider despite belonging to a certain group of peoples or having a certain life philosophy.

It is Algeria, 1954, years before the country's declaration of independence from France, yet a time when Algerian rebels had already initiated the movement for independence. Daru (Viggo Mortensen) is a reclusive teacher in an isolated town, he is a French citizen and teaches the children in French, yet he has been born and raised in this very country, which he feels a part of. The clashes between the French government and the Algerian rebels have already begun, but Daru doesn't want to be a part of either side, especially that of the French authorities, who keep calling on him to join the troops.

One day, he cannot escape any longer -- the French police entrust a prisoner called Mohammed (Reda Kateb) to Daru to escort to the nearest town, which happens to be a day's journey, for the man's trial. Mohammed's crime is killing his cousin and he has no claim in the political struggle, yet there is something he is hiding behind his soft voice and cowardly appearance.

At first, Daru refuses to escort the man and leave his beloved school unattended, yet a raid of the school forces the teacher to embark on the journey with the prisoner.

Armed with a rifle and a small water flask, the men start walking in the vast landscape amid the Atlas Mountains, trying to evade the anger of Mohammed's relatives. Tests and challenges await them, and no matter how hard they try to remove themselves from the current political climate of the country, it is inevitable that they will run into clashes between rebels and the French troops.

A game-changing moment will force Daru out of his indifference and passive humanism, while Mohammed will reveal that he might be much more human and moral than at first impression. This moment will herald an unexpected camaraderie between the two men as they realize that they have only each other to finish this journey.

Cinematographically, the depiction of the arid yet lustrous landscape of North Africa never ceases to amaze and duly serves the purpose of reflecting the two different psyches of these men, who are haunted by the past and uncertain of the future. The framing of the Algerian horizon is at both meditative and frightening in its infinity, and is shown to be such uncharted space that it can only be defined from the vantage point of the characters. The visuals might be seductive, but the narrative of the film falters at several points in its slow-paced progression; the constant tension of this journey is forsaken for allegorical implications of the desperation of the human soul against the vague notion of "life" itself. This novelistic approach will truly agree with some viewers, but at times it allows the mind to wonder elsewhere.

Mortensen and Kateb are both convincing as the men in peril thrown into each other's arms and trying to understand the other, and their screen chemistry is one of the strongest elements in the film. It is especially Mortensen's ability to convey a range of emotions with his tired, rugged yet compassionate face that becomes a beacon of Camus's existentialism. Yet the spotlight on Daru and his turbulent character arc at times overtakes Mohammed's disposition and leaves his internal entrapment two-dimensional. This imbalance in the screenplay keeps "Far From Men" from its chance at greatness. Nevertheless, its strong stance of taking the side of humanity, even in the face of a civil war in which sides are expected to be taken, deserves respect and applause.

© Feza Gazetecilik A.Ş. Images © One World Films/Pathe.

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