Gabriel Byrne is on a roll! Three of his latest films are being screened at film festivals around the world. Read below for the scoop on these screenings and you can also check out previous Byrneholics articles about these films with some handy links I have provided.
The coolest news is that (Le) Capital is opening in the United States in October and also in Montreal in July! Fingers are crossed for the others to grace our shores soon, too!
(Le) Capital at Los Angeles Film Fest June 17
Director Costa-Gavras is “in conversation” with Mark Boal at the Los Angeles Film Fest tonight at 8:oo pm PST. (June 17). His film Capital (or Le Capital) will screen at the festival tonight as well.
Los Angeles Times/Susan King, June 17 [This article is no longer available at the LA Times website]
“An Evening With Costa-Gavras” will feature him in conversation with screenwriter Mark Boal, no stranger to controversial political movies himself, having won the Oscar for writing 2009’s “The Hurt Locker” and earning a nomination for 2012’s controversial “Zero Dark Thirty.”
“Costa-Gavras is a giant slayer,” Boal said in a statement. “And a serious artist. I’ve tried to learn from him. Well, actually, I have tried to steal from him.”
“Capital,” which opened in France last year and will be released here in October by Cohen Media Group, is a thriller that explores what he sees as the dark side of capitalism. French stand-up comedian and actor Gad Elmaleh plays a young executive who becomes chief executive of an important French bank. Gabriel Byrne also appears as a Machiavellian figure who runs a hedge fund in Miami.
Such great news! It seems (Le) Capital will be the first of Mr. Byrne’s latest films to open in the United States. We hope the others will not be far behind.
I, Anna at Brussels Film Festival June 26
Director Barnaby Southcombe and Charlotte Rampling will both be on hand on June 26 for the closing night festivities at the Brussels Film Festival which will include the festival awards, cocktails, and a screening of their film (and Gabriel Byrne’s too!) I, Anna. It is quite an honor to have this spotlight shone on the film and I’m sure Mr. Southcombe and Ms. Rampling will have a fine time at the festival.
Thanks to Angelle for the alert on this!
Visit the Brussels Film Festival official website for more information [This website has gone dark as of March 15, 2019].
Le Temps De L’Aventure (Just A Sigh) at Munich Film Festival July 4 – 6
The Munich Film Festival (FILMFEST MUNCHEN) runs June 28 – July 6 and two of Mr. Byrne’s latest films will be screened this year: Le Capital (in the Cinemasters Section) and Le Temps De L’Aventure (in the Spotlight Section).
Le Capital screenings are scheduled for June 29 and June 30
Le Temps De L’Aventure, directed by Jérôme Bonnell and starring Emmanuelle Devos and Mr. Byrne, will be shown four times (!) at the festival: twice on July 4 and also on July 5 and July 6.
The Munich Film Festival line-up includes some of the most talked-about and anticipated films of the past year by both well-known directors and newcomers. It looks like a fascinating film experience for everyone.
Thanks to Moondreamer for the heads up!
Please note: all three of these festivals have amazing websites. Do visit them and see how cool a design can be on the web while also being very functional and helpful! Kudos to all of them.