As Gabriel Byrne had hoped, his latest film will indeed “transcend the festival” at which it premiered.
Screen Daily has the scoop on where you will see Louder Than Bombs–at a theater near you!
Rights were snapped up by The Orchard for North America during the festival.
Memento has also now the film to the UK/Ireland (Soda Pictures), Germany (MFA), Italy (Teodora), Benelux (Remain in Light), Austria (Stadkino), Switzerland (Frenetic), Spain (Golem) and Portugal (Alambique).
For the Middle East, it sold to Falcon as well as to Greece/Cyprus (Seven Group), Turkey (Bir Film) and Israel (Lev Cinema).
In Eastern Europen, Louder Than Bombs sold to ex-Yugoslavia (Megacom MCF), Poland (Film Point Group), Hungary (Vertigo), Romania (Macondo) and the Baltics (Scanorama) as well as Russia/CIS (Provzglyad).
In Asia, it sold to Hong Kong (Golden Scene), China (Media Asia), South Korea (Green Narae), Taiwan (Maison Motion) and India (Picture Works), and made additional sales to Latin America (Sun) and Australia/NZ (Sharemil).
Love the picture, ignore the watermarks. wink
The Guardian apparently found Mr. Byrne in “a somber mood” after the festival (and they posted a spoiler in the title of the interview, darn them!):
Romance, privacy, and the end of the world
Is it a bad thing that young people disclose so much online?
Not necessarily. Privacy has more or less evaporated. There was a time when girls used to keep little diaries and they would have a lock and key on them and write their most intimate thoughts in them. Now they put them on the internet and many, many other people from all round the world identify. That gives you a sense of belonging. But your secrets are no longer your secrets. Your private life is no longer your private life. We have been invaded by all sorts of external forces. Is that necessarily a bad thing? I don’t know. I’m far more worried about the lies and secrets of governments and corporations than about people relating to each other over the internet.
But does it change people fundamentally?
I was reading about an experiment into the effect of pornography on the growing male, and they found exposure actually alters the chemistry of the brain. I remember the unbearable excitement of getting a Valentine’s Day card. And the sense of unimaginable romance of getting to know somebody and going out with them, and the journey one had to make to a place of intimacy. Now young girls are exposed to pornography as well, so they’re assuming the roles they see, and boys expect women to play those roles. On the other hand, I grew up in a place (5) where the notion of womanhood was a very conflicted one. A woman gave birth to Jesus without ever having had sex. But you could never reconcile this pure woman with human women, and that developed into a kind of madonna/whore complex for a lot of men.
Gabriel Byrne’s Open Mind to Tech
Still waiting for the American Pavilion Times Talks video, so be patient! smile