Sunday, 2 November 2014

Trailer Round-Up: art, vampires and gender special

It looks like Tim Burton could be back on form with his latest movie Big Eyes. Based on the real life story of artist Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), whose hugely popular paintings of children with massive eyes where sold as her husbands (Christoph Waltz), the film focuses on her struggle to claim back the pictures as her own. While I'm usually sceptical of art biographies, as many are just rubbish, but I'm hopefully for this one, as it focus' in on the legal battle instead of surmising the "emotional struggles" of the artist. Watch the trailer here. Released on Christmas day.

Billed as "this years best (and only) Iranian feminist vampire thriller", A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is stylishly shot in black and white, and features a Western (aka cowboy) soundtrack. Based in a shadowy ghost town, the people who live there are unaware that they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire. Very atmospheric, but unfortuanately it has no UK release date set. Watch the trailer here. EDIT: read Layla's review of A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night here.

One of the most intreagingly directed films out there at the moment, 52 Tuesdays tells the story of Billie, whose mother is going through gender reassignment to be a man. In order to make the transition easier, they decide to have Billie live with her father for a year, but meet up every Tuesday: this is where the premise of the directing comes from, as the film has been filmed every Tuesday for a year. Also a coming of age story for Billie, and her sexual awakening, this directoral debut for Sophie Hyde is quite intreaging, and looks set to be released 2nd February 2015 in the UK. Watch the trailer here.

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