Paulo Branco The Producer of Cosmopolis Speaks About the Movie, Cannes and Robert Pattinson Going to Portugal
Part 1: English Translation by CosmopolisFilm - Journalist (J): The film, produced by Paulo Branco Portuguese, will compete for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. The list chosen to tender, selected by the jury, was released this morning in Paris and includes the movie Cosmopolis, directed by David Cronenberg and produced by Paulo Branco. The film has been touted as one of the movies of the year and his debut is generating great expectations. The main actor is Robert Pattinson, star of movies of the Twilight saga, which has built an army of fans around the world. - Part 2: English Translation from RP Life: - I:Paulo, good evening. This is the 11th movie that you produce and has been selected to the competition in Cannes – the most important film festival in Europe. From what we saw in the trailer and from the little we know, this is not an European movie. Is this your most important movie? PB: Well, as a producer I like to think all movies are important, but this one is special, of course. It’s a movie where, for the first time, I worked the way they do on the other side of the Atlantic. It was filmed in Toronto with one of the best directors in the world, David Cronenberg, that was kind enough to listen and accept my proposal, and with great Hollywood actors. And it’s the first time I work on a movie this big and with this budget. - I:We’re talking about a major production? PB: We’re talking about a medium American production, about 15M Euros. A French-Canadian movie. We had as much support from France as from Canada. Although, it is a budget that indie producers are not used to, especially with the freedom I had to produce this movie: choosing the director, David Cronenberg, and the actors (along with Cronenberg). It was an unique experience. I am proud (for the movie) to be in Cannes now; to be aknowledged. Every movie in Cannes, in competition, they’re not just “another movie”. It’s always something special, someone who has been and follows the festival, can understand. - I:The cast and crew of this movie is impressive. Famous director, David Cronenberg. The main actors are, I should say, even more famous (Juliette Binoche and Robert Pattinson, from the Twilight Saga). I want to know if there’s anything planned for the release of the movie in Portugal in May with them? PB:Precisely. It was created some sort of empathy with Don de Lillo, David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson, that since the beginning, when I talked about the idea of doing a small promo tour in Europe to promote the movie, starting in Portugal, they immediately accepted. They’ll be here right after Cannes for the Portuguese premiere of the movie. I think it’s an unique event, for a movie premiere, in Portugal. And an example of professionalism and devotion from the people that worked in this film. For Pattinson, this project is essential. He watched the movie and personally told me that it was, maybe, the project that he was most proud of and wanted to support it wherever it was necessary. Don DeLillo, one of the biggest writers in the world, when saw the movie… (Interviewer interrupts Paulo Branco) - The last question is hard to understand, Paulo Branco talks about Cannes, promoting and selling movies at the festival.
Robert Pattinson “Even Bel Ami is a vampire a little bit”. - It was Twilight at the beginning and that adolescents sporting signs reading “bite me” had its logic. But now he’s off to conquer the “serious movie world” with a movie based on the masterpiece by Guy De Maupassant. Yet his fame shows no signs of decline. The secret? Whatever he plays the romantic Edward or an unscrupulous seducer, the space in which he moves is always the same: the charm of those men who “intoxicate you” - To decipher the Pattinson mystery and the obsessions that generates in some contemporary minds (like standing outside, waiting 32 hours just to see him showing for a moment) it is better starting from an innocent line that contains a truth. Maybe bigger than expected. It happens when, in the Twilight movie, Bella asks Edward: You think I’m drunk? and he responds with a mischievous grin: “You’re intoxicated by my presence.” Intoxicated by his presence: this is the point to keep in mind. Especially now that the end of the Twilight Saga, (the last chapter, Breaking Dawn, Part 2, will be out in cinemas next November) and Pattinson’s new movies are coming (Bel Ami is one of them, then above all we willCosmopolis David Cronenberg), things get very complicated. Because the vampire came out in the sunlight, but that did not seem to have weakened. But we can start following an order in things and start from the beginning, when everything was still understandable … - At first there was Twilight (the movie) and all had a logic: the vampire, the unconsummated love, books for kids, good and evil are blurred. And then comes HIM: young and undeniably cool. - That, after that movie, packs of teenagers into a frenzy have started showing signs waiting for him outside with the words “bite me” written on them had its own logic. - Nothing that we had not already seen. But the story (by Tom Cruise in Top Gun in the past with DiCaprio after Titanic) shows that the mass hysteria after a while it slows down. - Passion is temporary, Hollywood creates so many ultra cool young actors and groupies are no longer what they used to be: if you have to spend hours standing in the cold because you are a “fan”, you might as well change soon the idol, ditto for the filmmakers: after a while they change actors to worship. But this is not something true for Pattinson, however: four years and seven films beginning of his myth, the mass hysteria shows no sign of deflation, his fans continue to show themselves “drunk” as the first day and directors write “adult roles” for him. The question is: to be so beautiful and to have, as he has, an undeniable amount of talent justify a phenomenon of this magnitude? Evidently not. Yet it happens. - Bel Ami arrives in theaters? Well, nobody cares about Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci. At the maximum they end to act as a sounding board to HIS mystery with their statements (Thurman: “Robert is a serious actor, old-fashioned. Its B side (his back side), I have not got to admire it even once! Maybe my colleagues on the set were more fortunate” Christina Ricci: “I can not imagine what it means to be so famous like him. Is it crazy, but instead he deals well with it . He is so nice that you almost forget that he is so famous. I mean, he is like one of the Beatles, you know “) At the last Berlin Film Festival, where Bel Ami was presented out of competition, his fans have waited hours, with ten degrees below zero, including a group of girls who came specially from Thailand. “I’m bewildered,” he told reporters, and the expression on his face was that of one who, really, does not know how to achieve peace in the madness of others people. Like he was meaning: ok if its a movie about vampires, but even here (in a serious movie)? Yes, even in a serious film, and in fact the directors of Bel Ami, Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod, told to reporters, stunned, that two girls who were waiting in the cold, day and night, off the set to see Robert walking to/off the set, “even when it rained” - The reason is less than it may seem incomprehensible. - After all, the first law is that from the vampire world there is no return: once the transformation is complete, one remains vampire forever. - Beautiful and in fact, a little bloody. Or incomplete, looking for something that you can not find. - Whatever he is the romantic Edward Cullen, or the the unscrupulous seducer or Georges Duroy or the millionaire, violent and seductive, in Cosmopolis, he “talks” directly to girls or “grew up” girls, Whatever he vows to chastity with Kristen Stewart or he plays the devil between the sheets with Kristen Scott Thomas, this is the space where he can move: the restless beauty of who you never know if he is the hero or the villain. The kind of boy you ask you devotion, because he could take you to heaven or hell. Because, perhaps, these two worlds are not so different, and in this uncertainty makes its way the charm of the men “intoxicating”. As Edward does with Bella.
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