Kidman will bring “Grace of Monaco” to the event, which runs June 14-22, while Portman will be at the closing ceremony.
Nicole Kidman and Natalie Portman will attend the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) later this month, adding some international star power to the event, with women in film set to become a theme of the fest.
Kidman will bring Grace of Monaco to the festival, while Portman will attend the closing ceremony, organizers said.
Also attending the fest will be Kirsten Dunst, Hugh Grant and Hayden Christensen, who features in Nicholas Powell’s Outcast, and Korean stars Rain, Son Tae-yeong and Song Seung-heon.
The Shanghai fest, which began in 1993, remains an important fixture on the film festival circuit in Asia, especially since the Chinese box office started to explode over the past few years, even if the Shanghai festival has had to share the limelight with the Beijing festival in the past few years.
The jury for the Golden Goblet competition will be led by Chinese actress Gong Li, the first time a woman has headed the jury.
The jury also includes Korean director Im Sang-soo, British director Sally Potter, Danish director Lone Scherfig, Chinese director Liu Jie, Iranian actor Peyman Moaadi and Japanese director Shunji Iwai.
The competition lineup so far includes John Carney’s Begin Again, Bangladeshi director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s Ant Story and Volker Schlöndorff’s Diplomatie.
The festival received an unprecedented 1,099 submissions for the Golden Goblet Award and 1,808 for the Film Panorama, organizers said, and will screen around 900 films in 35 theaters this year.
The Shanghai festival is scheduled to run June 14-22.
I’ve added screencaps of Natalie in Cold Mountain, and The Other Boleyn Girl. Check them out in the gallery.
Natalie appeared alongside Johnny Depp in Paul McCartney’s music video for ‘My Valentine’. Thanks to the previous owner Claudia, I have added HD screencaps of Natalie to the gallery.
‘My Valentine’ HD Screencaps
Jane Got A Gun, the indie Western Natalie Portman is starring in and co-produced, is set to hit theaters in February 2015.
The film has been surrounded by controversies, with a director switch at the start of production, male leads dropping out left and right and a lawsuit. Now, the producers hope to put all that behind them and get the movie in front of audiences.
Relativity and The Weinstein Company, which picked up the project in May 2013, have scheduled the film for release on Feb. 20 in the U.S., reports Variety. This is the first film to be scheduled for that day.
Jane had a troubled production, starting with original director Lynne Ramsay getting fired. The producers filed a lawsuit against her, claiming that she not only failed in her duties as director, but also didn’t work on the script as she was hired to do so. The lawsuit was finally settled in March, but terms were not disclosed.
With Ramsay out and Warrior director Gavin O’Connor in, the issues were not over. Michael Fassbender, Jude Law and Bradley Cooper were all attached to star in the lead villain role, but each of them dropped out. Eventually, Portman’s Star Wars co-star Ewan McGregor was cast in the role.
Joel Edgerton stars as Portman’s former lover and Noah Emmerich plays her husband. She has to protect her husband from a gang of criminals who want to kill him.
I have just uploaded screencaps to the gallery of Natalie in Star Wars I, Star Wars II, and V for Vendetta. Star Wars I and II were her break out roles, and V for Vendetta was released in 2005. The links are posted below.
My name is Jessie and I’m the new owner of Radiantly Chic. I’m a huge fan of Natalie Portman, and Claudia has kindly let me adopt her site. I will be working on filling any gaps in the gallery, and updating you on all the latest news on Natalie. My email address is olsen_portfolio[at]hotmail.com and one of my other fansites is I Heart Taylor Swift.
Leaving a crying cast and crew behind in the Levantine dust, Hollywood actress and director Natalie Portman has said au revoir to Israel and bonjour to Paris. The “Black Swan” star has been directing and starring in the film “A Tale of Love and Darkness” on location in her home country of Israel.
Basing herself in Tel Aviv with her recently converted hubby Benjamin Millepied and son Aleph, Natalie has spent the last month and a half working in the conservative neighborhood of Nahlaot in Jerusalem filming this project based on the book written by Amos Oz.
While the residents of Nahlaot couldn’t be happier to get Hollywood out of the ‘hood, The Times of Israel reported that the actors are feeling a twinge of sadness that the experience is over.
“There’s a hole in my heart,” said actor Gilad Kahane, in an interview on Good Evening with Guy Pines. “It was my first film, but she’s such a wonderful director. She’s confident, she knows what she wants and she’s a great leader.”