August 30 – Venice Film Festival Photocall
August 30 – Venice Film Festival Premiere
Indiewire: The historical drama from “Una” director Benedict Andrews will world premiere out of competition at the Venice Film Festival.
Kristen Stewart transforms into “Breathless” actress Jean Seberg in the first look at Amazon Studios’ “Seberg.” Previously titled “Against All Enemies,” the historical drama is the latest directorial effort from theater director and “Una” filmmaker Benedict Andrews.
“Seberg” stars Stewart as the French New Wave icon during the 1960s, when she was targeted by the FBI because of her political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal. In addition to Stewart, the “Seberg” cast includes Jack O’Connell, Anthony Mackie, Colm Meaney, Margaret Qualley, Vince Vaughn, Zazie Beetz, Stephen Root and Yvan Atta. The film is based on a true story.
In Drake Doremus’ future set love story Equals, all emotions have been suppressed, replaced by an intellectual curiosity that make for one very efficient workforce. Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult play two people inflicted with SOS, Switched On Syndrome, that allows them to slowly begin to feel their feelings.
Surrounded by a population of subordinates, the two fall in love an intensity that makes it feel like they are the last two people on earth. Stewart, who has managed to hide her “sickness” publicly, tries to suppress her feelings, knowing that if found out, the two will be sent to a rehabilitation center that ends in suicide or death. The film takes a Shakespearean twist that makes us think that the future might not be so bleak after all.
The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Stewart to discuss the real-life training she had for turning off her emotions and how her first love was all too close to the role. Equals premieres in Toronto Sept. 13, with worldwide sales handled by Mister Smith Entertainment.
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Many thanks to Alberto Barbera, director of the Venice Film Festival, for kindly confirming the information for us.