One the surface "The Face of Love," starring Annette Bening and Ed Harris, looks like a studio-made romance. But as writer-director Arie Posin recounts below in a first person essay, the film is anything but. Using some ingenious methods, and thanks to a great team, Posin was able to make his indie about a widow (Bening) who's world is turned upside down when she meets her late husband's double, look a lot more expensive than it actually cost to make. The film is currently out in select theaters and is available to watch On Demand.
Cinematographer Darius Khondji has worked with some wildly divergent and distinctive talents: David Fincher (“Se7en,” “Panic Room”), Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro (“Delicatessen,” “The City of Lost Children”), Bernardo Bertolucci (“Stealing Beauty”), Danny Boyle (“The Beach”), Wong Kar Wai (“My Blueberry Nights”) and Michael Haneke (“Funny Games,” “Amour”) among them. His next film in release is Woody Allen’s “To Rome With Love” June 22 – the film has its North American premiere to kick off the Los Angeles Film Festival tonight – and it’s yet another opportunity for the Oscar-nominated DP to show off what he can do with a location. (Yes, he shot Allen’s romance-drenched “Midnight in Paris,” too.)
LightBox is proud to present a new series of interviews with some of the world’s greatest cinematographers. Here Sean Bobbitt talks about the making of the Oscar nominated film, 12 Years a Slave and his long-term collaboration with Steve McQueen.
The new face of Jim Beam, the iconic bourbon brand, might not be quite what you expect. While a rough-around-the-edges cowboy or country rock star might seem to fit the bill—Jim Beam has used Kid Rock at times in the past—its newest spokesperson is the petite and beautiful Mila Kunis.