Johan Grimonprez on Mon, 16 Nov 2009 19:42:37 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-nl] FW: Johan Grimonprez award winning DOUBLE TAKE at IDFA


Black Pearl Award for Best Documentary Director - MEIFF
Special Mention - Era New Horizons
Special Mention – Yokohama
Praised in the international press as ‘a pathological discourse which would make Hitchcock himself feel dizzy!’ Acclaimed by Variety as ‘wildly entertaining’ and by The New York Times as ‘the most intellectually agile of this year’s crop of films!’ After Berlin, Paris, New York, Moscow, Abu Dhabi and Tokyo, DOUBLE TAKE now premieres in The Netherlands at IDFA:

Sat 21 Nov | 22:15 | Tuschinski 5 (followed by Q&A with the director)
Tue 24 Nov | 13:45 | Tuschinski 4

DOUBLE TAKE casts Alfred Hitchcock as a paranoid history professor, unwittingly caught up in a double take on the cold war period. The master says all the wrong things at all the wrong times while politicians on both sides desperately clammer to say the right things, live on TV. In a tale of odd couples and double deals, DOUBLE TAKE targets the global political rise of ‘fear as a commodity’ in our catastrophe culture, from moving images’ inception to the present day. Award-winning novelist Tom McCarthy (‘Remainder’, ‘Tintin and the Secret of Literature’) writes the plot for this film. Starring Alfred Hitchcock himself in confrontation with Hithcock double Ron Burrage and Hitchcock soundalike Mark Perry.

RON BURRAGE MARK PERRY written & directed by JOHAN GRIMONPREZ story TOM McCARTHY editing DIETER DIEPENDAELE & TYLER HUBBY music CHRISTIAN HALTEN sound design RANKO PAUKOVIC co-producers HANNEKE VAN DER TAS, NICOLE GERHARDS, DENIS VASLIN producer EMMY OOST produced by ZAP-O-MATIK in co-production with Nikovantastic Film, Volya Films. With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Dutch Film Fund, nordmedia Fonds GmbH in Lower Saxony and Bremen, Rotterdam Film Fund, ZDF/arte, beeldende kunst Strombeek/Mechelen & the Hammer Museum distributed by IMAGINE FILM DISTRIBUTION, FILMMUSEUM sales by UMEDIA

Screenings & releases DOUBLE TAKE:
Belgium - CC Strombeek & De Garage Mechelen - exhibition 'Shot by both sides' - until 13.12.2009 - < > & <> Amsterdam - IDFA - 21.11.2009 - 22h15 & 24.11.2009 - 13h45 - <> Oslo - Oslo FILMFESTIVAL - 22.11.2009 - 21u & 29.11.2009 - 18h30 & 21h30 - <>
In cinemas from January 2010

Ingenious, witty, virtuoso and infectious … You’ll relish every minute of it! - SCREEN
Galvanizing and wildly entertaining! - VARIETY
More info: <> <>
Trailers: < > < > < > < >
Excerpt: < >

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