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Viggo Mortensen to Receive San Sebastian Film Festival Career Honor


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The star will present his directorial debut 'Falling' during the September fest in Spain.

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Image Caitlin Cronenberg.
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Viggo Mortensen will receive a Donostia Award in recognition of his career at the 68th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain, organizers unveiled on Monday.

The star will present his directorial debut Falling, for which he also wrote the screenplay, during the festival. The family drama, which closed the Sundance Festival and is one of those selected for the official Cannes 2020 festival selection, will have its European premiere at San Sebastian.

Falling stars veteran actor Lance Henriksen and Mortensen himself as father and son whose different worlds collide. Produced by the actor's label, Perceval Pictures, together with Ingenious, Hanway Films, Scythia Films and Zephyr Films, the film is scheduled for an Oct. 2 release in Spain, where it will be distributed by Caramel Films and Youplanet Pictures.

"In the last 35 years, Viggo Mortensen has participated in around 50 films by filmmakers including David Cronenberg, Peter Weir, Jane Campion, Peter Jackson, Gus Van Sant, Brian de Palma, Agustín Díaz Yanes, Ana Piterbarg, Lisandro Alonso, David Oelhoffen, Peter Farrelly and Matt Ross," the San Sebastian festival said. "He has left his stamp on all of them, no matter what the genre. Not only was he part of the cast of the fantasy trilogy The Lord of the Rings, where he played the immortal Aragorn, but he has also landed three Academy Award nominations for Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg, 2007), Captain Fantastic (Matt Ross, 2016) and Green Book (Peter Farrelly, 2018)."

The San Sebastian festival will take place Sept. 18-Sept. 26.

© The Hollywood Reporter. Images © Hanway Films.

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Cannes official selection ‘Falling’ scores UK, France, LatAm deals


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Viggo Mortensen’s 2020 Cannes official selection Falling has scored a raft of additional key deals for HanWay Films in the UK, France, and Latin America heading into this week’s virtual market.

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Image Caitlin Cronenberg.
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Mortensen's feature directorial debut and father-son drama has gone to Modern Films in the UK, Metropolitan in France, California Filmes in Latin America, and Pris in Portugal. UTA independent Film Group represents US rights.

"With Falling, Viggo furthers his remarkable talents beyond actor, writer, artist, and musician to directorial debut," said Modern Films managing director Eve Gabereau, who distributed Mortensen in Jauja in 2015.

Gabereau negotiated the deal with HanWay Films' Nicole Mackey and said Mortensen elicited "incredible" performances from his cast in Falling, including "a clever cameo from Cronenberg to boot."

Previously announced sales include Canada (Mongrel), Germany (Prokino), Italy (Bim), Spain (YouPlanet Pictures/ Caramel), Benelux (Splendid), Greece (Odeon), Scandinavia (Nordisk), Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania (M2), former Yugoslavia (Discovery), CIS and Baltics (Paradise), Middle East (Frontrow), India (PVR), Japan (Kino Films), Singapore (Shaw), and Turkey (Bir).

Daniel Bekerman of Scythia Films, Chris Curling of Zephyr Films and Mortensen of Perceval Pictures produced Falling. The film received MEDIA support.

Mortensen and Lance Henriksen star in the drama about elderly Willis' tempestuous short stay at the home of his son John's family while he searches for a place to retire.

The arrival dredges up painful memories as the men confront their past, and differing recollections of John's mother. Terry Chen, Sverrir Gudnason, Hannah Gross and Laura Linney round out the key cast on Falling, which premiered at Sundance.

HanWay's virtual market sales slate includes Phillip Noyce's true-crime romance Peggy Jo starring Lily James, and Kim Mordaunt's bomb disposal thriller Wildlands starring Matthias Schoenaerts.

Gabrielle Stewart and her team will screen an English dub of Matteo Garrone's Pinocchio as well as an extensive promo screening, and new footage from Paul Schrader's thriller The Card Counter.

© SCREENDAILY. Images © Hanway Films.

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