03-02-10

Brosnan will attend Berlin filmfest

 

Pierce Brosnan attending the 60th Berlin Film festival

source ; www.mi6.co.uk



Pierce Brosnan, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jackie Chan are among stars expected to tubthump their pics at the Berlin Film Festival, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Fest topper Dieter Kosslick unveiled the main lineup on Monday, although most of the selections had already been announced.

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20-12-09

"The Ghosts" premiere @ Berlin filmfestival

 

"The Ghosts" premiere @ Berlin filmfestival

SOURCE ; google

Organizers of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival say Roman Polanski’s latest movie, The Ghost Writer, will have its premiere at the event in February.

Polanski’s movie was among a first batch of entries in the festival’s main competition that was announced Tuesday. The event runs from Feb. 11-21 and is the first of the year’s major European film festivals.

In the film, Pierce Brosnan stars as a former British prime minister who’s writing his memoirs with the help of a ghostwriter, played by Ewan McGregor. It’s Polanski’s first film since 2005’s Oliver Twist.

The 76-year-old director is currently under house arrest in Switzerland, where he awaits possible extradition to the U.S. on a 32-year-old charge of sexual misconduct.

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09-10-09

Brosnan @ Hamptons filmfestival

 Brosnan @ Hamptons filmfestival

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East Hampton was the place to be Thursday night for the screening of Pierce Brosnan's new film, "The Greatest." 007 himself had ticket holders swooning when he arrived with producer Beau St. Clair and officially kicked-off opening day at the historic Guild Hall. Longtime festival supporter and Hamptons local Alec Baldwin was also on hand and all smiles, as was our favorite piano man Billy Joel, Bob Balaban, Amanda Pennington and the film's director, Shana Feste.

Earlier in the day Cheryl Hines was the guest of honor at the Women In Film Reception at The Hedges Inn. Cheryl and guests were welcomed by Hamptons Film Festival Executive Director Karen Arikian, Director of Programming David Nugent, and H.I.F.F. Chairman Stuart Suna. Cheryl was honored with the 2nd annual RoC Gold Standard in Filmmaking Award for a Feature Female Director. Her new film, Serious Moonlight, staring Meg Ryan & Timothy Hutton, was screened prior to the reception at the UA East Hampton and met with rave reviews.

The day's festivities ran well into the night as the celebration continued at Gurney's Inn in Montauk. Following the screening of "The Greatest" at Guild Hall, Jitney's full of movie goers and V.I.P.'s descended upon Gurney's for their annual Opening Night Party. And, as always, the party did not disappoint.

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20-01-09

"The greatest destined for Greatness

Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan's The Greatest screened twice over the weekend at Sundance, and however overcooked the dead-son weepie feels, we can't argue with multiple standing ovations.

Brosnan in particular, who plays the patriarch of a family devastated by the death of their teenage son in an automobile accident, was singled out for demonstration of audience affection, prompting those at Saturday morning's screening from their seats for an ovation that lasted maybe 15 seconds but felt like forever in the usually subdued early-morning setting. Sarandon and director Shana Feste felt the love as well, along with young co-stars Carey Mulligan, Johnny Simmons and Zoe Kravitz. We've been to a lot of public screenings over the years and seen and heard a lot of pushover audiences go nuts for film. This was one of those once- or twice-a-fest scenes where you could almost smell 600 people at the Racquet Club losing their shit. People love this movie.

But why? Brosnan (who also produced) is out of his depths as Allen Brewer, a mathematics professor maintaining his stiff upper lip while wife Grace (Sarandon) melts down completely following their son Bennett's fatal car wreck. Allen's determination to hold the family together is meant to reinforce his stone wall blocking grief, but in the presence of the more genuinely whacked Grace — who wakes up crying and spends months, in hopes of some closure, reading to the comatose driver who struck her son's car — it never feels like more than a high-stakes mourn-off punctuated by convenient expository fights, loving plunges into the ocean, etc.

It was a mindfuck for Sarandon, and the emotional imbalance shows in the parts of her performance not drugged within an inch of their life by Feste's potent script bromides.

"I have to admit that when I read it, it was so eccentric and there were a lot of things I didn't realize — until we actually started doing it —how difficult it was," she told the audience after the screening. "That was my bad. There are some actors who say they can never remember their real names when they're filming. I can never remember my character's name. When I go home to my kids, I completely leave it behind. I found on the days when we did some of the very, very emotional scenes that you have to hold on to for eight or 10 hours, my body chemistry actually changed. I was really shocked about how I smelled and the person I became. It was really horrible. That was the first time I realized that kind of impact when you imagine those things; your body can't tell the difference between what's imaginary and what's real."

So how did Sarandon and the others get through the 25-day shoot? "The cast was really, really fun and loving," she said. "It was a very happy set; sometimes I think we overcompensated. I think the two funniest sets I've ever been on were Dead Man Walking and Lorenzo's Oil. Explain that."

Yet there are two reasons to see The Greatest: Mulligan and Simmons, playing Bennett's pregnant girlfriend and messed-up little brother respectively, both extraordinary and nothing short of sincere in navigating the dynamics of their own grief. We'll get to this later today (and later this week in a little more depth), but Mulligan, whose Greatest and An Education performances had hype-within-the-hype momentum accompanying them before the festival even started, is an insanely vivid talent whose relationship with Allen Brewer is the only thing that salvages Brosnan's own performance; her retelling to him of meeting Bennett on their last day of school is devastating. At 23, and with little on her resume besides 2005's Pride and Prejudice and some British TV, she already improves everyone around her. Simmons, meanwhile, was also one of the only redeeming things about The Spirit, portraying the hero as a lovesick young man. His responsibility to parse his love/hate relationship with his mythologized brother refines that heartbreak here

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19-01-09

Sundance slideshow

Hello Brosnanfans!

Check it out ,brand new slideshow !!!

"Sundance 2009"

Watch it ; it's on the left side of my blog below the "Pierce brosnan news"

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there you can discuss the news you about Brosnan & talk about anything you like in the topic "Off topic"

 

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Video Pierce @ Sundance

Pierce handing out signatures @ Sundance filmfestival

18-01-09

Sundance Filmfestival 2009 Pictures

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Sundance 2009

Sundance 2009

pierce brosnan,the greatest

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04-12-08

Sundance filmfestival

Brosnan,Sarandon ,Rock,...

http://festival.sundance.org/2009/

Films featuring Chris Rock, Pierce Brosnan, Susan Sarandon, Paul Giamatti and Emily Watson are among those competing for top honors at January's Sundance Film Festival.

Rock appears in the documentary "Good Hair," director Jeff Stilson's examination of African-American hairstyles, which was among 64 films announced Wednesday in Sundance's four competitions for U.S. and world cinema.

Brosnan and Sarandon star in director Shana Feste's "The Greatest," about a couple coping with the loss of their teenage son, while Giamatti and Watson are among the cast of Sophie Barthes' "Cold Souls," centering on an actor in an existential crisis.

The festival that showcases independent film runs Jan. 15-25 in Park City, Utah.

Others films among the 16 in the U.S. drama category include the romance "Brief Interviews With Hideous Men," the writing-directing debut of "The Office" co-star John Krasinski. He also appears in the film along with Timothy Hutton, Julianne Nicholson and "Office" colleague Rashida Jones.

The overall Sundance lineup is hard to categorize but will be heavy on "romance and activism," said festival director Geoffrey Gilmore.

"The issue about romance is it feels like a new generation taking the idea of love stories and romantic melodrama into their own direction," Gilmore said.

The U.S. and world documentary competitions are loaded with films examining social and environmental issues, including the ocean-wildlife studies "The Cove" and "The End of the Line," the oil chronicle "Crude," the top-soil tale "Dirt: The Movie" and the financial expose "Let's Make Money."

Also in the Sundance dramatic lineup: "The Dream of the Romans," with Jeff Daniels and Lauren Graham in a story about the reclusive author of an influential spiritual book; "An Education," an adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel starring Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina and Emma Thompson; "Five Minutes of Heaven," an Irish political drama with Liam Neeson; and "Taking Chance," a military homefront saga with Kevin Bacon.

The documentary categories also include "When You're Strange," a chronicle of Jim Morrison and the Doors; "Thriller in Manila," examining the final boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier; and "William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe," a portrait of the civil-rights lawyer directed by his daughters, Sarah and Emily Kunstler.

The overall Sundance lineup presents 118 feature-length films, which were chosen from 3,661 submissions. Films in the star-studded premieres section and other categories will be announced Thursday.

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11-09-08

Deauville filmfestival

Mamma Mia! & Married Life

both selected for

Deauville filmfestival

from

5th till 14th of September 2008

more info;

http://festival-deauville.congres-deauville.com/GB/accueil_GB.html

 

14-06-08

More Maui pics

More Maui filmfestival

 

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13-06-08

Exclusive!! Maui Filmfestival pics

Exclusive!!!

The first pics of the Maui filmfestival

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WAILEA — Noting that all of the outdoor screening venues are solar powered this year, Maui Film Festival Director Barry Rivers injected his own jolt of energy as he kicked off the ninth annual Maui Film Festival at Wailea on Wednesday night at a gala twilight reception at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui.

“It’s time for all of us to stop thinking like dead dinosaurs, whose energy we’re riding around on,” he said in opening remarks accompanied by his wife, festival co-director Stella Rivers.

“We needed them then, but not now.”

There’s growing green consciousness running through this year’s festival, which continues today through Sunday with almost 100 film screenings in outdoor Wailea venues and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater and McCoy Studio Theater.

Filmmaker Daniel Opitz was premiering his documentary, “The Humpback Code,” in a new Wailea venue right on the beach Wednesday evening. The filmmaker, who divides his time between Paia and his native Germany, said the film explores the complexity and the function of the humpbacks’ distinctive songs.

Noting that the movie had been three years in the making, much of it filmed off Maui beaches, he observed that the screen was 299 yards up from the breaking surf.

“The whales could come by and see it, if they were still here,” he said.

A similar theme of global connectedness was voiced by French filmmaker John Charles Cuillandre about his film, “Hawaiian Starlight: Exploring the Universe from Mauna Kea,” also showing Wednesday.

Combining footage of the sky from the mountain with stunning images from outer space, the astronomer-filmmaker said, “I didn’t want to put narration on it.” So he just used music — “45 minutes of contemplative music.”

Besides introducing viewers to the wonders of astronomy, he said, “I wanted to show that astronomers have a heart.”

“Bottle Shock,” the opening theatrical film that played Wednesday at the festival’s signature outdoor Celestial Cinema screen, also had a green dimension to it. It is set in California’s wine-growing Napa Valley, where a father-son team of growers pulled an upset victory in a “blind” wine tasting in Paris in 1976.

Starring Bill Pullman and Alan Rickman and directed by Maui Film Festival honoree Randy Miller, the film was fresh from a screening at the Sundance Film Festival and is set for a showing in the Seattle Film Festival on Sunday.

Producer J. Todd Harris described it as “an underdog story of a father and son. It’s a drama, with comedy.”

“This is obviously a beautiful place to have a festival,” Harris said of the Maui event.

“I think Barry (Rivers) goes to other festivals and picks the films he wants to show. It’s a good sampling. There are high-end stars, but not the pace of Sundance.”

Three of those high-end stars were also savoring the tropical breeze and relaxed pace of the festival.

“That’s why we’re here. It was an easy yes,” said Dennis Quaid, a leading man for decades and Oscar nominee, who’s here with his wife and young twins.

Virginia Madsen, Oscar nominee for “Sideways,” described the sensual experience of flying into Maui as “feeling like I’m home.”

Fresh from filming “Amelia,” with a trailer for a documentary movie she is making with her mother in hand, she said she was ready for the break.

She was honored to be receiving the festival’s Navigator Award, “but a little nervous, too. They’re going to show clips . . . and I’ve been in some stinkers,” she said with a laugh.

Pierce Brosnan, recipient of the Maverick Awards, has had a home on Kauai for years. Maui was in “spittin’ distance,” he said, describing the trip to Maui as “a busman’s holiday.”

Genial behind those matinee idol looks, Brosnan brushed aside the humorous suggestion that the James Bond franchise, in which he starred in three films as Agent 007, had been under a curse since he left, with accidents befalling stuntmen and its new star.

“Daniel Craig is a great star,” he said, suggesting that the series would go on forever.

“But wait until you see ‘Mamma Mia’ (the screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical in which he stars with Meryl Streep).”

He sings and dances in the film, he acknowledged.

“And when I show up in the last scene in the cape, Daniel Craig, eat your heart out,” he said.

Having reached a point in their careers where they’ve proved themselves, things aren’t quite so insecure now.

“It beats working for a living,” joked Quaid, who will receive the Galaxy Award in a tribute with the other two tonight at the Wailea Marriott Resort & Spa. “It’s really fun now. It feels the same as when I was doing high school drama.”

For more on the Maui Film Festival at Wailea and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, see today’s Maui Scene or visit
www.mauifilmfestival.com.

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Brosnan Honoured today

13th of June

Maui Filmfestival 

More info;

 Pierce BR. honoured

& also here;

http://www.mauifilmfestival.com/mffw_films_tributes.php

Maverick Award Honoree Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan will be honored from 8:30 - 9:15pm

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10-05-08

Married Life "selected for filmfestival"

 

 Newsflash ; Married Life selected for

Edinburgh filmfestival !

More info

dates & time

http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/films/married-life/

 

 

10-08-07

August 2007

 

8th of August

Newsletter from Pierce

 source ; http://www.piercebrosnan.com/

Dear friends 

Summer Greetings.

Hope wherever you are you are taking some time for yourself and enjoying the sunshine.

I'm currently in London, filming Mamma Mia, which is being directed by Phyllida Lloyd who also directed the original musical stage production in 1999. I saw Mamma Mia in London and New York with my family and found it a joyful experience. Both shows played to packed houses and both casts brought the house down. I’m thrilled to be working with one of America’s most talented and beautiful actresses, Meryl Streep, whose work has always inspired me. Other gifted cast members include: Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Julie Waters, Christine Baranski, Amanda Seyfried, and Dominic Cooper.

Married Life, an ensemble piece, written and directed by Ira Sachs and starring Christopher Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Patricia Clarkson and myself is due for release this fall. The film was accepted to the Toronto Film Festival and will premiere on September 12th. Married Life is a period piece set in Seattle in 1949, and is a story we can all relate to, one of love and marriage, secrets and sorrows.

For anyone who missed Seraphim Falls, an epic action/thriller set against the backdrop of the American Civil War starring Liam Neeson and myself, it is now available on video and DVD. The film was written and directed by David Von Ancken, and is a visceral study of revenge and the aftermath of war. Shot entirely on location in Taos and Santa Fe, I hope the raw brutality and savage beauty Seraphim Falls will leave you on the edge of your seats.

After completing Mamma Mia, I will be taking a much needed holiday on the Italian and French Riveria.

Stay tuned for more movie news!

Love and only love,

 

"Shattered "Out now

but not yet in Belgium

release Belgium : 24th of October 2007

(aka Butterfly on a Wheel)

more info ;

http://lionsgate.com/shattered/

Neil and Abby Warner have the perfect life and a perfect marriage. With their beautiful young daughter, Sophie, they are living the American dream...until today. When Sophie is suddenly kidnapped, they have no choice but to comply with the abductors demands. The kidnapper - Ryan, a cold and calculating sociopath, takes over their lives with the brutal efficiency of someone who has nothing to lose. In the blink of an eye Neil and Abby's safe and secure existence is turned upside down.

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15th of August

Brosnan heads to Greece

 

ATHENS (AFP) - James Bond star Pierce Brosnan will swap guns for Abba songs this month when he begins filming a Hollywood version of the hit musical "Mamma Mia" on the Greek island of Skiathos, the show said Wednesday.

The Irish actor's co-star Meryl Streep may also make an appearance when filming begins there and on the neighbouring island of Skopelos on August 29, a production official said on condition of anonymity.The film is hoping to recreate the success of the British musical, created in 1999 using songs by hit Swedish band Abba, for the big screen.The story revolves around a young girl who is about to get married and decides to track down the father she never knew.Brosnan, best known for his slick portrayal of 007, will play -- and sing -- one of her possible dads and Streep will play her mother.Actor Tom Hanks is producing the film, due to be screened next year, and the stage musical's British creator, Phyllida Lloyd, will direct, according to the Hollywood trade press.In anticipation of the stars' arrival, residents of Skopelos have created a blog (www.skopelos07.wordpress.com) dedicated to the film and to promoting the two islands as tourist destinations.Greek authorities have in recent years been promoting the country as a film location. 

 

Shattered selected

Butterfly on a wheel aka " Shattered" selected

for Belgium's Film Festival Oostende from

the 5th of September till the 11th of September.

 

15th of August

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"Married Life" -- the long-awaited new movie by native Memphian Ira Sachs -- will debut next month at two of the world's most prestigious and commercially advantageous film festivals.

The film -- which stars Pierce Brosnan, Rachel McAdams, Patricia Clarkson and Academy Award-winner Chris Cooper -- is the followup to Sachs' Memphis-made "Forty Shades of Blue," which won the Grand Jury Prize for best American dramatic feature at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.

"Married Life" will premiere Sept. 12 at the 32nd annual Toronto international Film Festival, Sachs, 41, said in a phone conversation today (Aug. 15) from Colorado, where he is visiting family. The Toronto lineup has yet to be announced officially.

Next, the movie will screen at the 45th New York Film Festival, probably during the opening weekend of the Sept. 28-Oct. 14 event.

The New York lineup was announced today by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, which organizes the festival. The Film Society program describes "Married Life" as a "wonderfully clear-eyed comedy," as well as "a beautifully rendered piece of period Americana and a perfectly acted four-hand roundelay. It is also a wisely comic and at times harrowing look at the pitfalls and pathologies of marriage."

23th of August

Pierce Brosnan in Vistula & Wolczanka ad campaign

http://www.vistula.com.pl/

Pierce Brosnan has become ambassador of the brands Polish Vistula & Wólczanka and will appear in the newest ad campaign beginning 1 September.

“Choosing Pierce Brosnan for the campaign was intended as a means of creating a luxury brand image”, says Rafał Bauer, Vistula & Wólczanka’s president, quoted in wirtualnemedia.pl..

The ad campaign pictures were taken during a photo shoot in a London studio. Pierce Brosnan was photographed by Robert Wolański, who has been cooperating with the company for the past couple of years. Brosnan wore tailor-made shirts and suits.

There’s a provision in his contract saying that he can keep all the clothes used in the shoots.

The campaign will be very intensive and will include an outdoor element – billboards, bus ads, etc. – as well as catalogues and press ads.

Vistula & Wólczanka latest collection will be shown 6 September in the Banking-Financial Centre “Nowy Świat” in Warsaw.