Here’s new ‘The Childhood of a Leader’ still featuring Robert Pattinson
The Childhood of Leader will have its world premiere at Venice Film Festival
An international competition dedicated to films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema
BRADY CORBET – THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER
United Kingdom, Hungary, Belgium, France, 113′
Liam Cunningham, Bérénice Bejo, Stacy Martin, Yolande Moreau, Tom Sweet, Robert Pattinson
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Venice Film Festival runs from 2 – 12 September
Here’s a Robert Pattinson interview with IO Donna
Translation via RP Australia:
IO DONNA ITALY: ROBERT PATTINSON IS IN A MOVIE ABOUT JAMES DEAN, BUT HE ISN’T THE STAR: “IT’S BETTER THIS WAY”
“To set myself free from the Twilight saga, I agreed to be the co-star in Life”, says the actor who plays the star’s photographer who died 60 years ago.
“Twilight? I am proud to have been a part of it. I am no longer forced to pursue a job as I did before Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The fame sprung after that still puts me at ease, also on the economic side, to select only the projects I believe in. And Life is the proof of that.”
Robert Pattinson is working very hard. He wants to distance himself from the role of the teen idol in a saga that he certainly appreciates, but which still weighs on his credibility as an actor.
More than in the sense of that answer, this impatience is perceived in the way he stresses the words. The voice tone is low, he looks down to take time and he looks for an answer not too trivial. Sure, his fake-scruffy look helps (beard and long hair, but not kept in a random way, there’s too much gel and the sideburns are well cared), but he seems genuine, especially when he speaks about Life, his latest movie. Pattinson plays the photographer Dennis Stock during 1955, the time of his turbulent friendship with the star, the same one that gave him the opportunity to exclusively portray him in New York (remember the famous shot of the actor with the cigarette in the rain with Trafalgar Square on the background?) and in his childhood home in Indiana.
The movie is focused on the previous history of this collaboration and it’s directed by the Dutchman Anton Corbijn , who is not just the director (his was the biopic of Ian Curtis, Control), but he is also an appreciated music stars’ photographer since the seventies. James Dean instead is played by Dane DeHaan, one of the emerging names in Hollywood (he was Harry Osborn in the last Spider-Man), while the only relevant female character is Pier Angeli, an Italian actress of the fifties who was played here by Alessandra Mastronardi.
Here are some Robert Pattinson ‘LIFE’ edits made by slowie
Anton Corbijn talks about Robert Pattinson at the Guanajuato Film Festival
From El Universal:
“For Robert Pattinson after Twilight had shown that he wanted to remove the image of easy film actor, he was chosen to star in Life , directed by Anton Corbijn.
On the tape plays professional photographer Dennis Stock, who came to have a friendly relationship with James Dean, legend of cinema. That closeness was born after the image Stock Dean took in 1955.
“I had noticed that he took papers out of the ordinary ( Bel Ami and Cosmopolis ) wanting to see that it was a real actor; and good in his life he is chased by photographers, and now he must act as one, “the director recalled yesterday. …”