Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Director Zoe Cassavettes is the daughter of indie legends John Cassavettes and Gena Rowlands, so the pressure is on when her new film BROKEN ENGLISH opens in limited release on June 22. The film stars Parker Posey and Melvil Poupaud alongside an impressive ensemble, including Jeanne Moreau, Josh Hamilton, Drea de Matteo, Griifin Dunne, Gena Rowlands, Peter Bogdanovich and Justin Theroux.
Here is a random synopsis I found on IMDB:
"Nora Wilder is freaking out. Everyone around her is in a relationship, is married, or has children. Nora is in her thirties, alone with job she's outgrown and a mother who constantly reminds her of it all. Not to mention her best friend Audrey's "perfect marriage". But after a series of disastrous dates, Nora unexpectedly meets Julien, a quirky Frenchman who opens her eyes to a lot more than love." - anonymous
As is always the case with Hong Kong director Wong Kar-Wai, early reviews from the recent premiere at Cannes were very mixed for his latest film 'MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS'. Many die hard fans are biting their nails, waiting to see just how successfully Kar-Wai makes the transition with his first English language film, featuring American stars such as Norah Jones, Jude law, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz, Ed Harris and even Chan Marshall (aka: Cat Power). We'll just have to wait until the film opens, sometime this fall via StudioCanal.