The first footage of “How I Live Now” was showed to industry at the Cannes Film Festival people according to Empire Magazine. The movie is also being sold at the Cannes.
Film4’s contribution to British cinema over the past few decades has been virtually unparalleled – and, judging by the slate we saw previewed today here in Cannes, that’s not about to change in a hurry.
At a lunch at Film4′s Cannes HQ (sadly, not a building in the shape of a giant four – they’re slipping up), Film4’s Tessa Ross, who won a Bafta earlier in the year, cued up a showreel that contained brief glimpses at around a dozen forthcoming Film4 titles. The future is bright. Here’s a film-by-film rundown.
How I Live Now
A dialogue-free look at Kevin Macdonald’s adaptation of Meg Rosoff’s novel about a young New Yorker whose summer holiday with her English cousins is interrupted by a cataclysmic war. Saoirse Ronan is the American cousin, George Mackay – him again – looked suitably swoonsome as the boy with whom she falls madly in love. Hard to judge at this stage, but it looked more lived-in and real than most books based on young adult novels, while we’re sure Ronan – surely the best young actress around – will deliver again.
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EZ on June 7th, 2013
Does anyone know if How I Live Now was sold at Cannes? I would love to have Saoirse gather some sort of oscar buzz for this film.