Brady Corbet receives the “TAP Revelation Award” as Best Director for The Childhood of a Leader The TAP Revelation Award distinguishes the film, director or actor that the official selection jury considers to have stood out as a revelation. This year, the jury has given the TAP Revelation Award to a director, Brady Corbet, for his film Childhood of a Leader. This film, which premiered at the LEFFEST, is a terrifying fable about the rise of fascism in the 20th Century.
The cast includes Robert Pattinson, Stacy Martin and Liam Cunningham. Brady Corbet, best known for his work as an actor, directed his first feature with Childhood of a Leader. Corbet and his film have already won the Best Debut Film and Best Director awards at the 72nd Venice Film festival.
Robert Pattinson (The Rover, Life, Twilight Saga), has been named Ambassador for GO Campaign, as announced today by Founder & CEO Scott Fifer.
As Ambassador, Pattinson will help raise international awareness of the non-profit organization and support their fundraising endeavors throughout the year.
Pattinson will attend GO Campaign events, introduce GO Campaign to new people and companies interested in learning more, and help to raise the international profile of the organization as they head into their 10th year next year.
Pattinson has been a staunch supporter of the organization for several years, attending their annual galas and providing auctionable items for the annual fundraising efforts.
GO Campaign improves the lives of orphans and vulnerable children around the world by partnering with local heroes to deliver local solutions.
The term style icon must not be thrown around lightly, and it must be reserved for those gentlemen who not only know, without fail, how to dress, but look immaculate when they do so too. Black tie has long been the choice of suit for high-end events, and what could be more high-end than movies premiers and award ceremonies. The journal decided to show 5 of their favourite celebrity style icons alive today, who all look suitably dapper in their Black Tie outfits.
"One of our favourite young British actors, Robert Pattinson is well known for his smouldering looks, especially when dressed in black tie. Like a true British gent, Pattinson personifies the formal evening-wear perfectly"
More details on Robert Pattinson's new project with Claire Denis as director have been revealed.
The Film & Media Foundation NRW awarded 50,000 euro in August to support a movie (in development) called “High Life” by Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Zadie Smith and Nick Laird.
Short synopsis of the movie on Film & Media Foundation’s website:
“Jean-Pol Fargeau, Claire Denis, Zadie Smith and Nick Laird write “High Life”. Looking for alternative energy sources, the government is sending spaceships. Since there is little hope of return, it offers highly qualified inmates to participate in the flight and therefore to circumvent their death sentences and long prison sentences. (Producer: Pandora Film, € 50,000)”
Q: Isn’t it annoying to be photographed all the time? Rob: I’m a lot more comfortable now than before. I don’t really know why. I guess when people have seen you a million times in a certain pose then they look through you. Either you stand there like a Madam Tussaud figure or you look just frightened, all the time. I try to avoid taking photos now.
Q: How do you cope with pressure and expectations for yourself? Rob: I go back and forth. People always say: ‘don’t listen to anyone.’ But obviously you have to listen to people. It’s a difficult balance. On the one hand, you are supposed to entertain people, and on the other hand, it can hurt you so much when the audience doesn’t like you. At the same time, you can’t do anything interesting without the fear. It’s a difficult balance. One day you say, fuck it. The next: please love me! And without this pressure it would be boring. I don’t have a solution. Every time I take a new job I go crazy, everything in me breaks down, I get depressed and think I’m the worst actor ever. My dad says then, ‘I like you this way, it means you will be doing a good job’. But I can’t find the idea romantic that you have to pay with pain. I don’t understand it, it’s so weird. Because once you are working it’s fine, it’s fun. But the weeks before are awful.
Q: I see similarities to James Dean, the hype, the screaming since Twilight- can you compare it? Rob: I see a difference. Twilight was one of the first movies where the distribution company saw the potential of the internet fanbase. They let them create the hype. With James Dean it was that people wanted him to be their leader. That is the difference. In Twilight, the audience wanted to find themselves. Fans felt like a part of it. The James Dean fame - and that’s why the pressure was so much higher for him - people were looking at him for answers: ‘Where are you taking us, tell us how to live!’ Well, no one has asked me how to live at all!
Werner Herzog cast Robert Pattinson as T.E. Lawrence before fully grasping how huge the Twilightfranchise was.
“I only realized that wherever I showed up in Morocco there were screeching teenies,” he smiled. “Pattinson is a very, very smart, very well-educated and intelligent young man. When he says things in the film, they’re always credible. You see you don’t just have a pretty face. It was a pleasure to have him around. A good comrade, as well.”
French director Claire Denis’ English-language feature debut, High Life, is set to shoot in Cologne in April. The film stars Robert Pattinson and Mia Goth, and centres on a group of criminals who run into trouble in space having accepted a mission to be the guinea pigs in a human reproduction experiment.
High Life marks another first, as novelist Zadie Smith (White Teeth, On Beauty) makes her screenwriting debut, working alongside her writer husband Nick Laird and Denis. The producers are Laurence Clerc, Oliver Dungey, Christoph Friedel, Claudis Steffen and Olivier Théry-Lapiney.
And more updates about the movie: earlier this week Mia Goth and Patricia Arquette were announced as Rob's co-stars in the film and we got a few more details about the story.
Variety: How would you describe your film, “The Childhood of a Leader”?
Brady Corbet: The film is a chronicle of the childhood experiences of a megalomaniac at the end of the first world war. We were not too interested in pointing at specific instances of cause and effect, however, so the film strings together a series of episodes that evoke the possibility of causality but is designed to leave viewers to identify their own prompting factors.
Variety: How did Robert Pattinson get involved?
Corbet: Robert Pattinson is a friend of ours, and we really have a lot of common interests and tastes. He’s really charismatic, and we thought it would be wonderful to apply that charisma to these very early, seemingly unimportant sequences, and only really by the end of the film do you realise how significant they are.
This Brady Corbet and Mona Fastvold interview with Writers Guild Italia where they say great things about Robert Pattinson.
The Childhood of a Leader is a 2015 historical mystery drama film, written, produced and directed by Brady Corbet, and is Corbet's feature film directorial debut. Corbet co-wrote the screenplay with his wife Mona Fastvold.
Several excerpts of interview about Rob:
Q: And with an actor as Robert Pattinson? I know he really looks forward films that are auteur films, that offer something else out of the mainstream. Brady: Yes for sure, he is a real cinephile. There is so many actors that could use their celebrity in a really amazing way, like Will Smith or Tom Cruise… <..>. There’s a lot of people who really don’t take advantages… Like I can get somebody’s film made and they are gonna challenge me and we are gonna grow together. Q: Did he help in financing? Brady: Of course. The thing is funny because at the time… he was cast several years ago, we had no idea how significant it would end up being. We had a lot of others fancy cast members at one point, but at a certain point he was the only way to get the film made, after many years was to have Rob involved. And we originally hired Rob because of the fact we wanted somebody really charismatic and really recognisable. Mona: We wanted to feel right the way that this character is very important. Brady: The thing great about Robert is that the less he does. You can't take your eyes off the guy! Because he is beautiful to look at, It's really like he draws you in, in a classic cold way. He is compelling.
Q: How did you get involved in producing Queen of the Desert? A: I’m a huge fan of Werner Herzog’s films and literally chased him around for a year to let me be involved in Queen of the Desert.
Q: Lawrence of Arabia has been played by big names before (Peter O’Toole most often comes to mind). Why do you think Werner Herzog chose Robert Pattinson to take on such a big responsibility and how do you find he did in this role? A: We specifically didn’t want to repeat Lawrence so he wanted someone very different from O’Toole , a young man who would be confident, appealing to other young people, and at the same time a confident actor. Pattinson has a large following and for sure they’ve never seen him play a part like this. He was in the moment he heard Herzog wanted him. He was Werner’s first choice.
Q: Do you have a fond memory of working with Robert Pattinson (i.e. on-set work, meetings behind the scenes)? A: He’s actually pretty shy but he’s very talented and gave everything he had.
Q: Do you recall any feedback you heard from Werner Herzog regarding Robert Pattinson’s performance in Queen of the Desert? A: Werner absolutely loved working with him and would do it again in a second. And he’s wonderful in the movie.
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