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Cannes 2014 : Viggo Mortensen parle de son mystérieux film sélectionné à Un certain regard


Source: Premiere.fr.
Found By: Chrissie
Chrissie brings us this short piece Premiere.
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Image Guadalupe Gaona.
© 4L Productions.
A l'occasion d'une interview, qui sera à retrouver sur Première.fr autour de la sortie du film, Viggo s'était un peu confié sur son rôle -et aussi sur la musique du film : "Des morceaux que j'ai enregistrés avec le guitariste de Buckethead, il y a 10 ans maintenant, vont être utilisés dans le film de Lisandro Alonso. Deux chansons en fait. C'est un honneur car c'est la première fois qu'il utilise de la musique préexistante dans un de ses films mais c'était aussi la première fois qu'il tournait avec des comédiens professionnels. C'est un très beau film, j'ai vu le résultat et c'est vraiment très beau. Le tournage s'est passé en Argentine, c'est un film d'époque, aux alentours de 1880. C'est la première fois que je joue un personnage danois. Et d'ailleurs, c'est un peu saugrenu : je n'aurais jamais pensé incarner un danois pour la première fois dans un film argentin ! J'incarne un militaire qui va en Argentine avec sa fille et avec elle je parle en danois et le reste du temps, même s'il n'y a pas beaucoup de dialogues, je m'exprime en espagnol avec un fort accent danois… comme mon père ! (rire) ".

© Premiere.fr. Images © 4L Productions.

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Lisandro Alonso, una cara conocida en Cannes


Source: Clarín.
Found By: Chrissie
Thanks to Chrissie for this article regarding Lisandro Alonso talking to Clarín about Jauja's screening at Cannes.
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by Pablo O. Scholz

Ningún otro realizador argentino tiene la suerte de Lisandro Alonso. Con "Jauja", en competencia en la sección Una cierta mirada en el próximo Festival de Cannes, sus cinco películas pasaron por distintas secciones en Cannes, arrancando con "La libertad" (2001, en la misma sección en la que irá su nueva película, con Viggo Mortensen, y continuando con "Los muertos" (2004), "Fantasma" (2006) y Liverpool" (2008).

"Quiero felicitarlo a Damián por estar en la competencia, sinceramente", dice Alonso en referencia a "Relatos salvajes", de Damián Szifron, que competirá por la Palma de Oro en Cannes.

¿Como te contactaste con Viggo?

A Viggo lo vi por primera vez en el Festival de Toronto, en 2006, en una fiesta del cine latinoamericano, Hablamos de fútbol y de la Argentina, y con Fabián Casas, con quien lo une la pasión por San Lorenzo, y que coescribió conmigo el guión de la película, empezamos a pensar que podía ser el protagonista. En un primer momento el personaje era inglés, pero lo trocamos al danés cuando supimos que Viggo tenía pasaporte danés. "Jauja" es una película en coproducción, hablada y filmada en danés y en español. El 80 % lo rodamos en la Patagonia, en el Parque nacional Lihué Calel, en La Pampa, en Laguna azul, en Río Gallegos. Y en Dinamarca, en el castillo Lystrue, a una hora de Copenhague.

La trama del filme se centra en un padre y una hija, de origen danés, que desembarcan en la Patagonia argentina en una época no muy precisa, "pero que podría decirse que es durante la Campaña del desierto –confía Alonso, de 38 años-. La chica se enamora de un miembro de la comitiva y se fuga, y el padre sale a su búsqueda. Es un sueño sobre el amor, la muerte y cómo continuar".

Vos ya sos habitué en Cannes, desde la presentación de tu opera prima "La libertad", en 2001.

Sí, tuve la suerte de presentar todas las películas que hice en diferentes secciones, y ahora espero que podamos pasar "Jauja" de la mejor de las formas, como nosotros queremos.

Como presidente del Jurado en Una cierta mirada, está Pablo Trapero.

Espero que gane la película que él y su comité consideren la más linda. Estar en Un certain regard, más que por los premios, te posibilita poder presentar bien la película, llegar a una mayor cantidad territorios internacionales posibles, al margen de contar con Viggo como actor y productor, que eso de por sí llama la atención.

¿Cómo fue que se sumó Mortensen a la producción?

A Viggo le gustó el cuento, y vio que no teníamos la estructura suficiente para abordarlo. Se sumó porque apostó y creyó que valía la pena, por lo cual estaré eternamente agradecido. Creo que es uno de los mejores productores con los que he contado en toda mi historia cinematográfica, ojalá haya más actores que quieran producir, porque los necesitamos.

Hasta ahora no habías trabajado con actores profesionales...

Me estaba perdiendo una buena parte de lo que es el aprendizaje cinematográfico. Me hizo trabajar mejor, aporta mucho, y cosas que naturalmente a los no actores les cuesta más.

En el elenco de "Jauja", que aquí se estrenará en septiembre, están la estrella danesa Ghita Norby y Viilbjork Malling (lque compone a la hija de Mortensen) y los argentinos Esteban Bigliardi ("Pensé que iba a haber fiesta", "Reimon"), Diego Román, Adrián Fondari y Mariano Arce.

© Clarín. Images © 4L Productions.

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New Posters - The Two Faces of January


Source: Total Film.
Found By: Chrissie & Eriko
Thanks to Chrissie & Eriko for bringing us new character posters featuring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac:



Kirsten's and Oscar's posters can be seen here.





Images © StudioCanal.

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A Very Special Surprise: Mark Your Calendars!


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This year, on May 30, Viggo-Works will celebrate it's 10th Anniversary. Can you believe that we have all been together for 10 years?! The time has flown by.

We are planning some special events for everyone to participate in and enjoy, and (as we have for the past 10 years) we will share with each other our own special Viggo memories.

We would also like to let you know that in honor of our 10th Anniversary, we have a very special and lovely surprise for everyone. It is not to be missed and will blow you away.


So ... mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate with us on May 30.



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Iolanthe's Quotable Viggo



Last Week Kirsten Dunst observed how funny Viggo is and suggested he should do a comedy. I'm sure we all inwardly agreed because we know just how much humour he can inject into seemingly serious roles - those which sometimes call for light touches of irony or telling looks. As he said to Dominical in 2006, he often slips irony into his roles and certainly found the funny side of Freud. He may have never played in a comedy, but he does play comedy, from Hitch's constant vocabulary suggestions, to his take on Burroughs in On the Road and Freud's drier than dry observations.




"He's surprisingly hilarious. The first time I met him, he was reserved. It was in an elevator. I was like, 'Hi.' He was like, 'Oh, hi.' I learned later he was very shy. So I was nervous, even a little scared, to work with him. I thought, 'This is going to be intense.' Then I got the whole other side, which I don't think many people know. He should do comedy, I've told him that... I'm sure he wouldn't be happy with people knowing how funny he is."

Kirsten Dunst
By Ajesh Patalay
Harper's Bazaar
May 2014




'I've never been offered comedy and don't know why. But sometimes I subtly slip ironic touches into my roles.'

Viggo Mortensen
A Multi-talented Hero
Dominical, by J. A. - translated for V-W by NacidaLibre
27 August 2006




Cleverly, the actor likes to slip a bit of that absurdity into his characters, whether they are On the Road´s Old Bull Lee or the methodical killer from A History of Violence. "For me, in all serious films, there are moments of humour." In that case, wouldn´t you like to play in a comedy? "I don´t think they would consider me for those kind of roles," says Viggo, almost regretfully. "I don´t know why, but they´ve never given me the chance."

Lost in La Pampa
By Pierre Boisson - translated by Ollie
So Film #10 (France
May 2013




In a brilliant cameo, Mortensen gets Burroughs's flat, wry voice exactly right as he denounces Moriarty as psychotic, exposes how the English translation of Voyage au bout de la nuit bowdlerises Céline's original, and hilariously demonstrates his version of Wilhelm Reich's ludicrous, once fashionable orgone boxes for the control of psychic energy.

Philip French
The Observer
14 October 2012




Even though the Beats were expert at perpetuating their own PR (so much of their work is about how great they all are) they were, you know, just guys. Young guys who thought they knew a lot more about life than they actually did. (That is, except for the spaced-out sage William Burroughs, played for marvelous laughs in quick scenes by Viggo Mortensen).

Jordan Hoffman
Film.com
7 September 2012




'I wanted to show another Freud, not the strict looking grandfather we all know, but someone in his fifties who, it's said, was handsome, funny and charismatic. How was I not to think of Viggo?'

David Cronenberg: "Nunca he ido a terapia, pero me parece una situación fascinante"
Rafa Vidiella
20minutos.es
3 November 2011




'I realized from the research is that [Freud] was very funny. He doesn't crack jokes in an obvious way, but he found a way to slip that wit and that irony into things, and in some sense, I guess that character is the comic relief in the movie. The humor helped make Freud feel like not such an impossible task to play…'

Viggo Mortensen Wants the Oscars to Start Noticing David Cronenbe
By Kyle Buchanan
New York Magazine
22 November 2011




I have no idea what Freud was like in real life, so I have no idea how well Viggo plays the Freud, but he gives the character a smug electricity that makes every moment he's on camera pop. He's quite funny too, in a droll and sarcastic sort of way, savoring Freud's many witticisms. This is a Viggo you don't think of when you think of Viggo.

Joshua Miller
Chud.com
21 October 2011




'Viggo and I tried to find the comedy in it, as much as possible. That was fun. I've always been a massive fan of him. He's an impressive human being.'

Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender Explores A Dangerous Method with Movie Fanatic
by Joel D Amos
Moviefanatic.com
25 November 2011




'Viggo Mortensen is an absolute joy really, he has his work very methodically put together, he's very precise. But he's also got a great sense of humour, we had a lot of fun, a lot of fun doing our scene's together. The more we did the more fun we had (laughs). It's important as well I think when you're dealing with very heavy material and serious material, that you keep a lightness in-between takes. So when you come to the scene a bit more loose and a bit more relaxed. That helps you find the little nuances within it.'

Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender Interview For David Cronenberg's 'A Dangerous Method'
Flicks and Bits
21 November 2011




As an admitted Viggo fanatic, it was nice to see Mortensen play second fiddle in Appaloosa. Ed Harris is Marshal Virgil Cole and Mortensen is his trusted friend and fellow gunmen Everett Hitch. The way the actors play off one another is hilarious, with Mortensen's Hitch continually assisting his partner's attempts at reading any word longer than two syllables.

Most under-appreciated performances list
Brian Zitzelman
Seattle Movie Examiner
December 2008




Mortensen is funnier than we tend to remember, and he successfully pulls of Everett's jealousy about Virgil and Allie's relationship without pushing it into homoeroticism or farce.

Katey Rich
Cinema Blend
18 September 2008




….a perfect, dryly comic Viggo Mortensen.

Tom Hall reviewing Appaloosa
The Back Row Manifesto
6 September 2008




"Good luck talking someone into that: ' History of Violence , The Road – that guy? Forget it.'"

Viggo after the interviewer suggests a comedy
On the Road, signs of the apocalypse hit home
Johanna Schneller
Globe and Mail
27 November 2009




You will find all previous Quotables here in our Quotes Section.

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