Alicia, Celyn Jones, and Wim Wenders are in this very minute walking the red carpet for the film premiere of ‘Submergence‘ at the 65th San Sebastian Film Festival! Alicia looks so beautiful… Below you can check out the first photos from the premiere – we will have more up in our gallery later tonight. Make sure to follow us on twitter for live updates!
Vikander, Wim Wenders present ‘Submergence’ at its European premiere in San Sebastián
In an early flashback in “Submergence,” Wim Wenders’ latest film starring Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy, McAvoy’s James More, a British spy, jogs manfully past Vikander’s Danielle Flinders on a romantic Atlantic beach in France.
He suggests lunch. And that is about the last time in their courtship and seduction that he, a prototype man of action, really makes the moves. It’s Danny who keeps him waiting for lunch, because of her work, moves their table conversation from professional to personal, squeals “chicken!” when she has opened her hotel bedroom door and he doesn’t react, pulls him gracefully into her bedroom; and leads in their foreplay.
That, Vikander said presenting the film at San Sebastian with Wenders, was however par for the course for modern love. “Maybe for a young generation that is reality in the sense that it can be both ways. It’s about personality not gender.”
At Friday’s press conference, dressed immaculately in a white top and high-waited black trousers, Vikander came across as lively, charming, and multi-lingual – in the film she plays a half-Swedish half-Australian marine biologist with a touch of English ancestry. About the first thing she said at San Sebastián that she knew some Spanish.
Vikander will soon star in the newest iteration of the video-game property “Tomb Raider,” which should take her far greater global stardom. But, at San Sebastian, Spanish journalists were as interested in grilling her about her opinions on women in cinema as her Hollywood fame. When asked how women’s presence in cinema had changed, she delivered a carefully measured view.
“I remember when ‘The Hunger Games,’ came out and you saw a female actress take center stage and prove it could be a good film, but also a huge commercial success.”
She went on: “Over the last few years, the awareness of the lack of balance has made people think differently and open their eyes to look for opportunity for everyone. Like with all these big subjects, I’m positive. I think there is progress and that it continues.”
As for having the phrase “Oscar-winning actress” now pinned before her name, Vikander stayed humble saying: “It still feels very new to me to hear those words. I grew up in a small town in Sweden and watched the Oscars at 2am with mom every year, it was a window to a different universe.”
“Submergence” opens the 65th San Sebastián Film Festival Friday night. It’s the highest-profile festival in the Spanish-speaking world, has a significant industry presence. But that didn’t phase Wenders.
“The pressure of the opening film doesn’t really concern me,” the director said before further dismissing any concerns over criticisms of his films. “I beg your pardon but I don’t read my reviews. I read reviews of other people’s films but with mine I just ask my wife.” He said that while good reviews can over-inflate your ego, bad ones “make you feel like s***t, and I think it’s best not to feel either.” | Variety
Hello Alicia fans, ready for a busy weekend? The 65th San Sebastian Film Festival is now underway, and Alicia’s film ‘Submergence‘ will open the festival tonight! Alicia arrived this morning, looking as stunning as always. I have added the first 16 high quality photos of her arrival to our gallery, find previews and link below. She’s currently holding a press conference, and with the screening tonight, we’ll have plenty more updates later… Stay tuned!
Hello Alicia fans – It’s finally here!! The first official trailer for “Tomb Raider” was released this morning, and it looks amazing. I’ll just let it speak for itself – you can now check it out below. Warner Bros. also released a great new featurette titled “Becoming Lara Croft”, where we get an exclusive inside look to the preparations Alicia did for the role. I especially love the featurette, as it shows how extremely hard Alicia worked on this film – and I love what the rest of the cast and crew have to say about her. I am so proud of her!
I’ve been watching both clips on repeat all morning, so make sure to check them out. I have also updated our gallery with HD screen captures from both clips – links and previews below.
Yesterday, the first official “Tomb Raider” poster and teaser trailer were released online at last! It’s been getting a lot of buzz on social media, and the first official trailer will be released later today. Check out the teaser below, and make sure to head over to our gallery to check out the HQ poster. We’ll have a lot of updates tonight, so stay tuned…
Hello Alicia fans! The ‘Euphoria‘ premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival is being held as we speak, and we have the first photos of Alicia and Lisa Langseth at the red carpet. Doesn’t Alicia look stunning? Make sure to follow our twitter account (@vikanderonline) for updates throughout the evening, and keep checking the gallery for new high quality additions.
Some really exciting news, Alicia fans! Toronto International Film Festival announced their platform lineup a few days ago, which included one of Alicia’s latest films – Euphoria. The director-driven section of the festival has been gaining momentum during its three-year run, and last year, it turned out a best picture winner with ‘Moonlight’.
Source | No pressure or anything, but last year’s Toronto International Film Festival Platform section turned out a Best Picture winner.
Now in only its third year, the festival’s director-driven program aims to showcase original names in international cinema, and has steadily become one of the most exciting sections of the annual festival. Last year, it played home to such gems as “Moonlight,” “Jackie,” and “Lady MacBeth,” following its inaugural year, where it bowed titles like “High-Rise,” “Bang Gang,” and “Land of Mine.”
This year promises to only further the mission of the section, thanks to 12 titles that speak to the breadth of modern cinema, and some of the rising stars it’s currently fostering. “Platform is the place to look for the distinct stamp of today’s most interesting directors as they establish their reputations,” said Cameron Bailey, TIFF’s Artistic Director, in a statement.
This year’s lineup hails from eight countries on five continents. The films will compete for the Platform Prize, to be awarded by a jury that includes award-winning filmmakers Chen Kaige, Malgorzata Szumowska, and Wim Wenders.
The section will open with the world premiere of “The Death of Stalin,” from award-winning director-writer Armando Iannucci, which “follows the final days leading up to the Soviet dictator’s death.” “Sweet Country,” a period Western from acclaimed Australian filmmaker Warwick Thornton, will close out the section.
Other highlights include Mike White’s Ben Stiller-starring “Brad’s Status” and Clio Barnard’s “Dark River,” along with Lisa Langseth’s “Euphoria,” starring Alicia Vikander and Eva Green as sisters on a mysterious trip.
“The films unveiled today embody our bold vision for the programme, and our ongoing commitment to showcase artistic and inventive directors that fearlessly push boundaries,” said Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF. “The twelve titles exemplify bravery, dynamism and a unique voice in storytelling that we look for when curating the Platform programme.”
Below are the newest additions to the TIFF 2017 lineup, including the Platform program. Stay tuned for more programming announcements in the days to come.
The Toronto International Film Festival runs September 7 – 17 in Toronto, Canada.
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.