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Loin des Hommes - Venice screenings

Source: La Biennale di Venezia.
Found By: Chrissie
Thanks to Chrissie for bringing us screening dates.
Image Michael Crotto.
© One World Films.

The Venice International Film Festival schedule is out and Loin des Hommes will be a gala screening on 31st August and will screen for a second time on 1st September. Details here and here.

Images © Michael Crotto/One World Films.

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Jauja in Cahiers du Cinéma

Many thanks to Ollie for providing a scan of the article that appeared in the latest Cahiers du Cinéma magazine:

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Iolanthe's Quotable Viggo

Reading our latest Sobrevuelos translation where Viggo describes his latest fillm, Captain Fantastic, it's obvious that no one could play the part of the Father but Viggo. Living in the Wilderness, hunting, growing vegetables, preparing the food, giving the kids an education through a library of books. Heck – Viggo doesn't need to act, he can do all that for real!

We are undertaking an ambitious project. I will work almost the entire film with six "children" who are between six and eighteen years old, living together in a big "tipi," hunting deer and other animals, growing vegetables, living off nature. We have stacks of books, the "children" read Schopenhauer, Chomsky, Socrates, Einstein, Yeats, Shakespeare, Borges, and talk about all kinds of philosophy, science, poetry, etc. Their "mother" and I teach them, they don´t go to any other school, we don´t have TV.

Viggo Mortensen
Circular Wood
By Viggo Mortensen and Fabián Casas - translated by Ollie and Zoe
12 July 2014

"I arrived on set and there was a library in my trailer."

Charlize Theron
Beautiful Dreamer
By Holly Millea
Elle (U.S.)
October 2009

He's a very cerebral man. He turned up with these beautiful old antique books from the time, like Baudelaire, and things that his character would have had... I thought, 'this guy is f**king cool.' I was quite intimidated.

Sam Riley
Sullivan on Cinema: Sam Riley
By Chris Sullivan
9 June 2011

He was the one who read the most about the Golden Century's history. He sent books and CDs for all his casting colleagues to savour that time - "not to seduce or control what the others did, but to share what I had found out," Mortensen informs.

Viggo Mortensen
The Court of Alatriste
By Rocío García, El País Semanal
6 August 2006
Translated for V-W by Paddy

He smells of woodsmoke, as though he's just returned from some manly pursuit like chopping logs in a forest.

Viggo Mortensen is lord of all things
Chitra Ramaswamy
The Scotsman
24 May 2013

When the elements, the weather and the terrain get tough, Viggo gets going.

Interview with Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Contender
3 September 2009

If anyone could survive in a post-apocalyptic world, the director [John Hillcoat]
says, it would be Viggo.

Interview with Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Contender
3 September 2009

'We lived in Buenos Aires, but most of all in the Chaco, where I learned to ride with my three brothers. My father, who is Danish and a farmer, would take us fishing and hunting. I shot a rifle for the first time when I was three years old. It's one of my first memories."

The Late Show with David Letterman
November 2005

"I was 20 years old, I was travelling in the north of Norway," he recalls, like an old war veteran. Trying to go "as far up as possible," young Mortensen got lost, survived by lighting a fire and being rescued by the inhabitants of the region, the Samis, a native people of Finno-Ougric descent. "They sheltered me in exchange for work. Afterwards they tried to convince me to spend the winter there. They offered me a big coat and kilos of meat. And when I said no, they offered me a small fat girl of about 16. Maybe I should have stayed. It would have been an interesting experience.

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

VM: Rabbits sometimes run out in front of your car, right? Well, I hit this rabbit on this lonely road in the South Island and I wanted to make sure it was dead. If it wasn't, I'd put it out of its misery. And it was quite dead, so I thought, 'Well, why waste it?' And so I made a little fire and ate it.

Q: Is this something that you thought Aragorn would have done?

VM: As he was driving down the road and if he hit a rabbit? Yeah, he might. If he was hungry, I guess.

The Hero Returns
By Tom Roston
Premiere 2003

'He came in and started talking about the character, and said, 'If I live out in the wild, I'd have a small hunting bow for catching food. It would never be a big deal, maybe you'd just see it while I'm making a campfire.' We said, 'Yes that makes complete sense, we didn't think of that, so let's make you a bow'. It was always great to have those kinds of discussions with the actors.'

Christian Rivers
Hail To The King
by Lawrence French
Starburst #305, 2003

"He is... a substantially better fisherman than I am. He can catch more fish, and I hate him for that!"

John Rhys-Davies
Could Viggo Mortensen Be The Perfect Man?
By Nathan Cooper & Mike Glynn
Star, 2003

"I like to write and paint and make music and go walking on my own and garden. In fact, gardening is probably what I enjoy doing more than anything else."

Really? Anything else?

He looks at me, his gaze is quite level. "I like gardening a lot."

Viggo Mortensen on 'A Dangerous Method'
By John Preston
Seven Magazine
The Telegraph
11 February 2012

Like the philosopher Thoreau, Viggo likes to lose himself in the woods, into the wild, in a trip into nature to find beauty and freedom, and to find the essence of life, as he explains with a deep, quiet voice, between long pauses and a cigarette rolled by himself.

Viggo Mortensen, The Photographer Of Dreams
By Giovanni Valerio - translated by Cindalea
July 2008
Source: Panorama First

When the world goes boom, I want Viggo Mortensen to be my dad.

Marshall Fine 'The Road' review
Huffington Post
24 November 2009

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