Cosmopolis, Bel Ami and Breaking Dawn Part 2 candidates for the “David di Donatello”
Source: Robert Pattinson UK
You're welcome, Caramella!
Similar to the Oscars, the David di Donatello Award is presented each year by the L'accademia del Cinema Italiano (The Academy of Italian Cinema). Among its categories are Best Foreign Film, Best Foreign Director, Best Foreign Actor and Best European Film.
Rob starred in the three films nominated. Will he bag the Best Foreign Actor for Cosmopolis? *crossing fingers*
Thanks for the information Irene. I looked it up and couldn't find anything for this years nominees. I wanted to see who he would be up against.
Have you checked out this site?: http://www.daviddidonatello.it/english/stranieri.php
Look at the left sidebar and click FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS under IN COMPETITION. Cosmopolis and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 are listed. Bel Ami is listed under EUROPEAN FILMS. I believe these three films of Robert are only candidates for nominations and not officially nominated yet. We shall see before or come April if they will be nominated as the DdDA takes place each year on April.
Hear, hear! ^^
from Entertainment Weekly:
Slightly bigger version thnx to @IrishTwiSisters
Australia was founded as a repository for crooks and criminals — a wretched hive of scum and villainy, like the British Empire’s own Mos Eisley. Of course, that was a long time ago and the Australian national demeanor has since shifted from “kill or be killed” to “live and let live,” but David Michôd’s gritty 2010 drama Animal Kingdom chronicled some of the country’s more modern criminal descendents. In his upcoming sophomore effort, The Rover, the director takes things even further.
Robert Pattinson plays a denizen of the Outback in the near future, after a worldwide financial collapse has sent many like him running to the still viable mines of the Australian desert. “It’s like a new gold rush,” says Michôd. “Where people from all corners of the world have come out to the desert to scrape out an existence. Petty criminals and miscreants and hustlers.” Guy Pearce, who had an uncharacteristically reserved role in Animal Kingdom, gets to sink his teeth into a nicely nasty part opposite Pattinson. “The basic story is really quite elemental,” says Michôd. “You’ve got a really dark, dangerous, murderous person in Guy’s character, and in Rob’s character you have a quite troubled and damaged, but beautiful and naïve, soul.”
Of course, just by its setting and basic plot, The Rover is poised to draw comparisons to one of the antipodean country’s most memorable cinematic contributions. “You put cars in the desert in Australia and people are going to think of Mad Max,” says Michôd. “And with all due respect to that film — and I stress that — I think The Rover is going to be way more chillingly authentic and menacing.”
For more on The Rover and first looks at other upcoming projects, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday.
Here’s the HQ still from The Rover with Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce untagged.
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From Matt Nettheim’s (the photographer) blog:
Eventually work on the mainland beckoned so I loaded up my pushbike and trailer and headed back to Adelaide to join The Rover. Writer director David Michod had hit the jackpot with his debut feature Animal Kingdom, produced Porchlight Pictures, a regular client over my career. His Animal Kingdom cast had enjoyed massive career boosts from the films local and international acclaim, and everyone was waiting to see what David would do next. The production rolled into my hometown Adelaide, bringing with it actors Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, before heading off to shoot in the extremely remote and dangerously hot far north of South Australia. The prospect of working in that environment at this time of the year, with daily temperatures expected to be around 50 degrees, scared off many experienced local crew, but a brave crew was assembled and the film making road trip commenced.
Read the rest here.