SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY AND 99 HOMESFrom: 27-08-2014 To: 06-09-2014
- WEBSITE: www.labiennale.org
- LOCATION: Palazzo del CInema
She’s funny that way by the great Peter Bogdanovich acclaimed at 71st Venice Film Festival.
Finally a bit of irony and a fair amount of laughs at the 71st Venice Film Festival elicited by the Out of Competition “She’s funny that way”. That’s the new film by Peter Bogdanovich who comes back after a 14-year absence with an enthusiastic Sophisticaded Comedy which has been acclaimed at the festival thanks to some genuinely funny performances, lots of surprises and coincidences till the inevitable happy ending.
With no doubts actors and characters leave their marks in the fizzy movie: the young call girl (Imogen Poots) who ends up in the hotel room of the charming director Arnold Albertson (Owen Wilson) who offers the girl 30.000 $ to stop turning tricks and follow her dream to become an actress, the strange therapist with a compulsion to share intimate details about her clients (Jennifer Aniston) and the british actor whose love towards the director’s wife (Kathryn Hahn) is not reciprocated. In other words, a mix of funny characters that made people laugh.
99 Homes – film in competition
Another international star arrived in Venice Lido this morning: Andrew Garfield. The actor of “The Amazing Spider-Man” plays in 99 Homes, another great film directed by Ramin Raharani which has been presented for the first time on the screen in competition at the 71st Venice Film Festival. The movie stars Andrew Garfield as an evicted construction worker who sells his soul to the devil — or at least to Michael Shannon’s real estate agent — and accepts a job evicting other struggling souls to earn enough money to get his family home back. A bit conventional, maybe, but with an outstanding screenplay and a great performance of the actors.