I'm not There
USA, 135', OUT OF COMPETITION ,
Directed by: Todd Haynes
Script: Todd Haynes, Oren Moverman
Producer: Christine Vachon, James D. Stern, John Sloss, John Goldwyn
Production company: Killer Films/Endgame Entertainment
Cinematography: Edward Lachman
Editing: Jay Rabinowitz
Music: Bob Dylan
Cast: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Julianne Moore, David Cross
Format: 35mm, color
Running time: 135'
Todd Haynes remarkable revisiting of Dylan’s career is a fictional re-imagining of the great troubadour’s life. The film begins with the famous motorcycle accident in 1966 and from this defining moment moves effortlessly backward and forward through the most seminal moments in Dylan’s life. The film’s great genius and its overarching conceit is having Dylan played by six different actors. As a young boy (Marcus Carl Franklin), Dylan is black, setting out under the name Woody Guthrie to meet the great folk artist as he lies sick in hospital. Haynes goes on to highlight key episodes in the singer’s fabled career, and Dylan assumes many personas and names: the endlessly touring, womanizing Robbie (Heath Ledger); the folk idol Jack (Christian Bale), who reinvents himself as an evangelist; Arthur (Ben Whishaw), the youthful, defiant, chain-smoking poet; Billy (Richard Gere), the famous Western outlaw; and Jude (the astonishing Cate Blanchett), the troubled, confused and androgynous rock star.
Venice Film Festival 2007
Najbolja glumica / Cate Blanchett
Volpi Cup Best Actress / Cate Blanchett
'CinemAvvenire' Award, Best Film
Special Jury Prize
Todd Haynes was born in Los Angeles and studied art and semiotics at Brown University. He began his career directing shorts, including ‘Assassins: A Film Concerning Rimbaud’ (1985) and ‘Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story’ (1987). His feature directorial debut, ‘Poison’ (1991), won the dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and a Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. His other films are ‘Dottie Gets Spanked’ (1993), ‘Safe’ (1995), ‘Velvet Goldmine’ (1998), ‘Far from Heaven’ (2002), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for best original screenplay, and ‘I’m Not There’ (2007).
Location and screening schedule: SC Cinema, Saturday, October 27th at 20.00