Promising works at Venice Film Festival 2019 (Part 2)

Marriage Story

The project is one of the “trump cards” of Netflix in the upcoming award season. Marriage Story brings together Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern. In the film, a stage director (Driver plays) and the actor’s wife (Johansson) encounter a marriage conflict, greatly affecting their personal life and creativity.

Indiewire judged Marriage Story to be one of Noah Baumbach’s best movies. The American director, born in 1969, is famous for dramas that combine drama and dramatic comedy (The Squid and the Whale (2005). Frances Ha (2012), While We’re Young (2014) and The Meyerowitz Stories (2017).

The Truth

The project is directed and written by Hirokazu Koreeda. The Japanese filmmaker won the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 with Shoplifters. The Truth was the first film Hirokazu Koreeda made outside of Japan and the non-Japanese character.

The work revolves around the reunion of Fabienne – a movie star – with her daughter Lumir. When Lumir and her husband and children returned to meet Fabienne, conflicts began to arise, challenging love and hatred between them. The film brings together a well-known cast including Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke.

Seberg

Biography tells the life of Jean Seberg – a typical actress in the New Wave in France in the 1960s. Her life has experienced many ups and downs with her three husbands, suspected of being boycotted, investigated by FBI due to donating money to conflict organizations with some US politicians and human rights activist Hakim Jamal. Kristen Stewart starred, alongside actors Margaret Qualley, Jack O’Connell, Anthony Mackie and Vince Vaughn.

The King

The King is adapted from many plays by Shakespeare, revolving around King Henry V, the national hero of England in the 15th century. The story begins when he was young, ascended the throne after his father died. Henry V faced political issues with the war with France.

Timothée Chalamet (famous for Call Me by Your Name) starred alongside actors such as Robert Pattinson, Joel Edgerton and Ben Mendelsohn. The history and strength of the team made The King interested. Works published 30 the following year Henry V (1989) – the film received two Oscar nominations – revolves around the same character.