Exciting news, Alicia fans! “Submergence” is set to open the San Sebastian Film Festival. For that occasion, Alicia and the film’s director Wim Wender will travel to Spain to present the film on September 22. Mark the date in your calendars, and stay tuned for full coverage here at Alicia Vikander Online!
The new film, starring Alicia Vikander, will compete in the fest’s competition section.
German director Wim Wenders will open the 65th San Sebastian Film Festival with his new film Submergence. Wenders and the film’s star, Alicia Vikander, will travel to Spain to present the film on Sept. 22.
Submergence, which will compete for the festival’s Golden Shell main prize, also stars James McAvoy. Shot across Berlin, Madrid, Toledo and multiple locations in France and Djibouti, the film was penned by Erin Dignam, based on the book by J.M. Ledgard.
McAvoy and Vikander play a hydraulic engineer, James More, and a bio-mathematician, Danielle Flinders, who fall in love in a remote hotel in Normandy. After they depart for dangerous missions, it is revealed that More works for the British Secret Service and is taken hostage in Somalia.
Wenders returns to San Sebastian after chairing the festival jury in 2002. He is the recipient of a Venice Golden Lion for The State of Things, a Palme d’Or for Paris, Texas, and the best director prize in Cannes for Wings of Desire. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards.
The San Sebastian Festival takes place Sept. 22-30.
ELLE.com – In the fashion world, September is all about power. Who better to exemplify that than cover star Alicia Vikander, an actress who’s midtransition from indie favorite to blockbuster-anchoring force?
After shooting onto Hollywood’s radar just a few years ago, the incomparably talented, laser-focused Vikander has already snagged an Oscar, slayed Michael Fassbender, and dominated the indie drama beat.
Her latest period film, Tulip Fever was actually shot three years ago—before The Danish Girl and before Vikander and Fassbender met. Harvey Weinstein presented director Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) with the Tulip Fever script and invited him to cast the film; after a short meeting with Vikander, Chadwick says, “I went back and told Harvey that we’d found our star. We built the film around Alicia.”
Here, a sneak peek of Vikander’s interview ahead of the September issue release:
On feeling empowered by the action scenes in her upcoming Tomb Raider reboot: “I love big popcorn movies. I’ve never done action scenes on this level – not even close. It feels like I’m back to dancing – the training, the intensity. You need to be aware of your movement up in the wires and how your body works. I’ve never been able to lift my own weight, and the day when you have that capacity, it’s pretty empowering!”
The sad truth about finding new, challenging roles: “[Complex roles such as that in Hotel] are actually hard to find, which is sad. It’s still—women are written safe.”
Alicia is fronting Louis Vuitton’s new collaboration campaign with Jeff Koons, and we now have two photos from the promotional campaign in our photo gallery! We already saw some in her Elle France magazine photoshoot (scroll down for photos!), and hopefully we’ll have even more soon. I haven’t made up my mind about the bags just yet, but Alicia looks incredible!
For our fashion interested visitors, you can find the full collection at Louis Vuitton’s official website here. According to The Fashion Spot, the collaboration has been met with mixed reviews. Some describe it as “a joyous art history lesson” while others liken it to “a souvenir bag from a museum gift shop.” What’s your thoughts? Let us know in the comment section!
Alicia is featured on the cover of the April 14th issue ELLE France to promote Louis Vuitton’s latest collection. She looks absolutely magnificent! High-quality digital scans and outtakes can now be found in our gallery.