“About Time” just won the Wuaki.TV Audience award for Best European Film at the San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain. Screen Daily has a report about it:
Richard Curtis’ time-travel romance wins European Film award; other prizes go to films by Kore-eda, Tavernier, Teplitzky and Vallee.
The 61st San Sebastian Film Festival has awarded Richard Curtis comedy About Time the prize for European Film.
The film stars Domnhall Gleeson as a young man who discovers he can travel in time and uses his newfound power to get a girlfriend, played by Rachel McAdams. It has played at film festivals in Edinburgh, Locarno and Rio, and is heading for New York and the Hamptons.
The festival is closing today, for more information about the festival and the other winners be sure to head over to the official website. Congratulations to the cast and crew for the first win!
Filming for “Every Thing Will Be Fine” wrapped last week, on September 18th, in Montreal. They will return to film the winter scenes in February. Director Wim Wenders talked to the (Canadian) press on set of the movie and The Globe and Mail released their interview with Wim Wenders in which he talks about the 3D element. Earlier this year he talked to THR about wanting to use the 3D element character and story driven.
Wim Wenders doesn’t hold back when explaining his choice of location for his latest film. “Montreal is one of my favourite places on this planet,” he says, sitting in an Outremont theatre, in between takes.
The film is Every Thing Will Be Fine, an angst-filled drama that the German director is shooting in 3-D and that stars James Franco. “I’ve been here regularly over the past 30 years. I have many friends here, and Montreal is one of the few places I feel homesick about if I haven’t seen it in a while. Now I have a project to shoot here.”
September 25th, 2013 About Time, Movie News Comments Off on “About Time” Southampton Opening Night of HIFF 2013
It was just announced that “About Time” will be the Southampton opener on October 11th of the Hamptons International Film Festival 2013. The movie will have a second screening the next day, on October 12th, during the festival. Like we reported before the move will be screened in honor of the of the lifetime achievement award that the Working Title producers are receiving. The Tribute to Working Title Event will be held on October 12th. For more information about the festival and to buy tickets be sure to head over to the official website. Tickets will go on sale this friday!
It has been announced that director Richard Curtis is expected to attend the festival, but no word on wether Rachel will attend but we think she will not be able to attend since she is currently in Hawaii filming the Untitled Cameron Crowe Project. The movie is also selected for the New York Film Festival and will have screenings on October 1st and 2nd.
“About Time” will hit theaters in the US on November 1st (limited) and November 8th (wide) and is already released in the UK.
As you may have noticed news is going a little bit slow lately after the end of the promotion tour for “About Time” in London and Germany. Rachel was busy the last few weeks filming “Every Thing Will Be Fine” in Montreal, and she was spotted out & about in Honolulu, Hawaii earlier this week for pre-production work/rehearsals for the Untitled Cameron Crowe/Hawaii/Deep Tiki project. We will round-up some “About Time” related press highlights in this post.
• First of all, Screen Daily has some international box office numbers for the movie. After opening at #1 in the UK it still came in 4th in the UK box office last weekend (second week).
Working Title rom-com About Time starring Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson debuted in seven territories on $2.1m from 777 theatres for an early $9.5m. The film added $1.2m in the UK from 457 for $8.5m after three weekends.
• The movie is selected for the San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain, which runs from September 20-September 28, as part of the ‘Pearl’ selection. The movie will have screenings on September 24, 25 and 26. It also got selected for the Rio Film Festival in Brazil, which runs from September 26-October 10, as part of the ‘World Panorama’ selection. The movie also got selected for the Hawaii International Film Festival, which runs from October 10-October 20. The movie will screen on October 20, the closing day of the festival.
• As reported before the movie is selected for the New York Film Festival, which runs from September 27-October 13, and the public screenings will take place October 1st and 2nd. The festival already screened the movie for the media and or critics earlier this week so we hope the first reviews will be released soon.
• Script editor Emma Freud (and partner of Richard Curtis) mentioned earlier this week that the cast of the movie were recording the DVD commentary. We assume only Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy and Richard Curtis will be part of the commentary since Rachel was not in London.
Rachel will start filming the Untitled Cameron Crowe/Hawaii/Deep Tiki project next week (September 23 or 26 depending on the source) so let’s hope we will get some on set pictures soon.
September 18th, 2013 About Time, Movie News Comments Off on HIFF 2013 to screen “About Time”
ScreenDaily is reporting that “About Time” will get a special screening during the festival in honor of the lifetime achievement award that the producers are receiving.
Working Title Films co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will receive the Hamptons International Film Festival’s (HIFF) Golden Starfish Award for Lifetime Achievement on October 12.
The event will be the centrepiece HIFF and BAFTA New York’s second Focus On UK Film series highlighting new UK productions featuring notable British talent.
As part of the tribute, Focus On UK Film will host a screening of Working Title’s new Richard Curtis rom-com About Time starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy.
The festival runs from October 10-14. For more information about the festival be sure to head over to the official website. The movie is selected for the New York Film Festival and it will screen October 1st and 2nd.
Sky Movies (UK) is airing an “About Time” Movie Special on various dates and times. If you want to catch it on TV be sure to keep an eye on the official website. We added the full movie special in our media archive and we made screen captures which we added in our gallery.
While working on the site I realized we didn’t have a place to put our audio files so I decided to start an audio archive. The audio archive is still under constructions but we already added a bunch of audio interviews with Rachel including two recent interviews (with BBC 1Xtra Show and BBC1 The Matt Edmondson Show) with her “About Time” co-star Domhnall Gleeson. You can launch the audio archive here, and we also added the link our navigation menu. If you have any other audio files that are not featured yet, feel free to drop me a line.
September 9th, 2013 About Time, Movie News Comments Off on “About Time” Debuts #1 at UK Box Office
Screen Daily is reporting that “About Time” came in first in the UK box office with an estimated $2.8m.
Universal’s romantic comedy scores an estimated $2.8m (£1.8m), including previews, to dethrone One Direction; eOne’s Riddick records $2.2m (£1.4m) debut, including previews, to land second.
Reportedly Richard Curtis’ last film as director, About Time has ensured he’ll go out of the directing game with a number one.
Universal’s romantic comedy scored an estimated $2.8m (£1.8m) debut from its 555 sites, including around $600,000 (£400,000) in previews.
The movie will get a limited release on November 1st and will go wide on November 8th in the US. The international release dates can be found on the official facebook page.
Ellie Goulding’s music video for ‘How Long Will I Love You’, which is part of the “About Time” soundtrack, was released yesterday. We added it in our media archive since it features a few unseen glimpses of the movie.