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Viggo Mortensen to Chair the Twelfth Glenn Gould Prize Jury & DIRECT in 2018

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An Extraordinary Global Panel Convenes in Toronto April 11-13 to Choose Next Glenn Gould Prize Laureate

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The Glenn Gould Foundation is honoured to announce the members of the Twelfth Glenn Gould Prize Jury, convening April 11 - April 13, 2018 in Toronto to select the next Prize Laureate.

Viggo Mortensen, acclaimed actor, writer, poet, musician, painter, photographer and publisher will chair.

The Glenn Gould Foundation has assembled a diverse panel of outstanding artists and world citizens who bring a broad and multi-disciplinary range of perspectives to their deliberations. The Foundation believes that the combined wisdom and experience of these remarkable jurors will ensure that the tradition of The Glenn Gould Prize is not only honoured, but also extended.

The Foundation thanks those members of the public who took the time to submit nominations. Your hard work will be reviewed by our Jurors and will receive their careful consideration.

The jury will engage in a lively, thoughtful and intellectually rigorous process to weigh the exceptional and diverse achievements of the nominees.

JOIN US - on Friday April 13 at the Leslie and Anna Dan Galleria at Koerner Hall, The Royal Conservatory of Music at 12:30 p.m. for a public press conference in which the jury will announce their selection for the Laureate of The Glenn Gould Prize (free admission).

A celebratory concert in honour of the jury will take place April 13 at 8:00 p.m., Koerner Hall, details to be announced.

Viggo to DIRECT 'The Horsecatcher'!

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Viggo Mortensen - Jury Chair, born in New York City in 1958 and a citizen of the USA and Denmark, has been a professional actor for nearly four decades. He has had the good fortune to work with many internationally renowned directors, including three times with David Cronenberg, and has been recognised by various film academies and critics' organisations for his work. Apart from acting in movies and plays, he is also a poet, photographer, musician, and painter. He founded and is the editor of Perceval Press, an independent company that has offered a wide range of publications - including poetry, photography, painting, music, and critical writing - since 2002. This year he plans to make his debut as a writer/director with an adaptation of Mari Sandoz' The Horsecatcher.

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Viggo to attend La Sociedad Geográfica Española awards

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News that Viggo will be attending the SGE Awards on 1 March at the Auditorio de la Mutua Madrileña in Madrid to collect the award made to Perceval Press for "Hijos de la Selva"

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El explorador Mike Horn, la historiadora Mª Antonia Colomar, el proyecto "Hijos de la Selva" de Viggo Mortensen y Perceval Press, la Expedición Incógnita Patagonia de Eñaut Izaquirre, el geólogo y explorador de los fondos submarinos Thierry Jutteau, el Programa Copérnico de observación de la Tierra de la Agencia Espacial Europea y el editor Eduardo Riestra y sus Ediciones del Viento, serán este año los galardonados en la XX edición de los Premios de la Sociedad Geográfica Española.

La periodista y reportera de TVE Carmen Sarmiento será nombrada Miembro de Honor de la SGE.

La gala de entrega tendrá lugar el jueves 1 de marzo de 2018 en el Auditorio de la Mutua Madrileña (Paseo de la Castellana 33. Entrada por Eduardo Dato), a las 19 h.

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Lionsgate Intl. Set to Sell Out on Participant Media’s Viggo Mortensen Starrer ‘Green Book’

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Title proves one of the hottest tickets on the 2018 Berlin market

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by John Hopewell

Lionsgate Intl. is on track to sell out at the Berlin Film Festival on one of the hottest tickets on the market: Viggo Mortensen-starrer "Green Book," which is produced and financed by Participant Media.

Directed by Peter Farrelly, and co-starring Mahershala Ali and Linda Cardellini, "Green Book" has sold to leading distributors in multiple major territories such as Germany (eOne), Japan (Gaga), France (Metropolitan), Italy (Leone) and Latin America (Sun Distribution).

Set in a pre-Civil Rights movement Deep South, "Green Book" will be put through Amblin Partners output deals in China (Alibaba), South Korea/Vietnam (C.J. Entertainment), India/Pakistan/Indonesia (Reliance) and the U.K., Australia/New Zealand Benelux and Spain, where eOne holds an Amblin output deal.

Nordisk will release in Scandinavia and Lev in Israel as part of Participant Media output deals.

Written by Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga and Brian Currie, "Green Book" has also been sold by Lionsgate Intl. to Taiwan (Catchplay), Hong Kong (Intercontinental), Middle East/Greece/Turkey (Italia), Eastern Europe (M2 Films), Malaysia (Multivision), Philippines (Pioneer), Thailand/Cambodia (Sahamongkol), Switzerland (Ascot) and South Africa (Times Media).

Lionsgate will sell out the rest of the territories before the end of the market, the company said Monday.

Set in 1962, "Green Book" tells the true story of the growing friendship between Tony Lip (Vallelonga's real-life father), a nightclub bouncer who's been hired to chauffeur the highly-educated African-American piano-playing prodigy Dr. Don Shirley through the Deep South on a concert tour. The two rely on the Negro Green Motorist Book to guide them to the motels and restaurants that they could use on the trip.

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Iolanthe's Quotable Viggo

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With Viggo looking startlingly different with his slicked back black hair in Green Book, I've been thinking quite a bit about A Dangerous Method recently, a film where Viggo transformed himself physically into a role we never could have expected – Sigmund Freud. Different eyes, different nose, different weight. It was a remarkable change and one that took place without his usual long preparation period when Viggo had to step in to replace Christopher Waltz.

"…[Cronenberg] was in a jam. It was just last, not totally last minute, but pretty late in the pre-production. The actor that was supposed to play Sigmund Freud [Christoph Waltz] decided to do another movie so they had to recast. Fortunately I was available."

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The Deliberate Method of Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud in 'A Dangerous Method'
By Stuart Henderson
Pop Matters
17 November 2011

"The Freud in the story is not the Freud most people are accustomed to, the very thin, disease-ridden old man," he explains. "He was 50 and quite robust."

Mortensen believed he could pull him off, and so did the director. "That's the magic of casting," Cronenberg quips. "It's a black art."

'A Dangerous Method': David Cronenberg's Mild Manner and Outrageous Movies
By Stephen Galloway
Hollywood Reporter
7 September 2011

You underwent sort of a physical transformation to play the father of modern psychoanalysis.

Once we started talking about it, I thought with the help of a great makeup person—David's longtime makeup collaborator Stephan Dupuis who was nominated for an Oscar for "The Fly,"—it could work. He altered my nose. And one thing that's mentioned a lot by his contemporaries is that Freud had a particular type of penetrating brown-eyed gaze. I said "Montgomery Clift did it with his clear eyes in John Huston's movie," [the 1962 film, "Freud: The Secret Passion"] but I don't think if we're trying to be accurate that it would be right. So he started playing around with lenses that looked right but also didn't take away my own eyes' expressiveness.

How Viggo Mortensen Got Inside Sigmund Freud's Head
By Rachel Dodes
The Wall Street Journal: Speakeasy
18 November 2011

Do you think playing Freud was the biggest departure for you as an actor?

I eventually got used to the idea and I am really glad I got to play him. But it was a stretch for me, more so than playing the Russian character [in "Eastern Promises"]. Sometimes it's good to be put in a position where you're forced to try something that you didn't think you were capable of.

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How Viggo Mortensen Got Inside Sigmund Freud's Head
By Rachel Dodes
The Wall Street Journal: Speakeasy
18 November 2011

Viggo Mortensen is the champ. Hands down. Of all the "say what?" performances some of us first heard about at last fall's Toronto International Film Festival — and which characterized 2011 as a hugely surprising year for film — none of them surprised me more than Mortensen playing Sigmund Freud in David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method."

In other words, not even the bracing successes of Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover or Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe shocked me the way Mortensen did playing Freud in Cronenberg's elegant, altogether surprising film.

Freud, for most of us, is a wild guess in speech and manner. Which is why Mortensen's cool, slow, contemplative version of Freud is — for the purpose of a movie anyway — brilliantly credible.

Jeff Simon
Buffalo News
26 January 2012

It's possible that in lusting after Mortensen all these years, we've taken his talent for granted. Of course, we really didn't know how talented he was until he started working with Cronenberg. This is the best thing Mortensen's ever done. His slow, paunchy, hairy Freud has a cavalier authority and a capacity for drollery…I don't know where Mortensen found this physical and psychological heaviness, this expressive inexpressiveness, but now isn't the time to start a diet.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
23 December 2011

Freud, played by the perpetual shape-shifter Viggo Mortensen, slinks around like a silent old Zen master. Mortensen is a calmer, gentler Freud, not the dogmatic tyrant of psychological thought imagined by the common populace.

By Matthew D'Abate
Your Beautiful New York
14 December 2011

…if there's one thing that the critics can agree on, it's that Viggo Mortensen, in his third film on the trot with the Canadian maverick, gives another brilliant turn. Buried beneath a prosthetic nose, and playing older than he's usually allowed to, he's easily the highlight of the film, giving a beguiling turn worlds away from the professional killers he played for Cronenberg in "A History of Violence" and "Eastern Promises."

Five Things We Learned In Toronto From The 'A Dangerous Method' Star
Oliver Lyttelton
The Playlist
14 September 2011

Almost serenading the audience with his Austrian accent, Mortensen is instantly Sigmund Freud without a shadow of a doubt. With a calm, cool and elegant demeanor he walks with confidence, cane at his side and cigar always hanging from his mouth. He seduces the audience and he seduces Jung…

Brad Brevet
Rope of Silicon
10 September 2011

Mr. Mortensen again reveals his amazing skills of self-transformation…

Roderick Conway Morris
New York Times
6 September 2011

…Mortensen, certainly the most physically imposing Sigmund Freud to ever insinuate itself on the public imagination.

Jim Slotek
Toronto Sun
11 September 2011

"It was a lot of fun. A lot of times that happens, though. The thing that seems like the biggest challenge, and the most: This is not going to work, I don't know how to do it… Once you crack it and get comfortable, it ends up being more enjoyable than the things that come easier."

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The Deliberate Method of Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud in 'A Dangerous Method'
By Stuart Henderson
Pop Matters
17 November 2011

DC: As I look at his nose, it appears much more Freudian than it used to.

It's getting bigger, isn't it?

Yeah, it is.

Cronenberg and Mortensen - Dangerous Minds
10 February 2012

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Viggo and Perceval Press Received an Award from the Spanish Geographical Society!

Source: Sociedad Geográfica Española
Categories: Media Perceval Press

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Premio Imagen SGE 2017 – Viggo Mortensen y Perceval Press Un viaje fotográfico a las tribus olvidadas del Paraguay

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El proyecto editorial Perceval Press es la faceta más desconocida del actor Viggo Mortensen, que le ha convertido como un auténtico impulsor de obras literarias, fotográficas y de investigación que de otra manera nunca habrían visto la luz. Comprometida con el objetivo divulgador de trabajos de calidad más que con el comercial, Perceval Press ha publicado, entre otras, obras extraordinarias como "Hijos de la selva", que descubre la desconocida historia del pionero de la etnografía alemán Max Schmidt, y recupera las extraordinarias fotografías que él mismo hizo en sus viajes en solitario por el Mato Grosso de Brasil y por regiones remotas de Paraguay entre 1900 y 1935. Perceval Press ha logrado recuperar los negativos originales en placas de vidrio y representa el valor del mecenazgo para la investigación y difusión de la intrahistoria de la exploración y la etnografía de campo.

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