Planetarium Tidbits

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Only two days left to start the Venice Film festival, and Planetarium is one of the two Natalie films that will be able to see there. To get you started, here are a few tidbits about the movie…

-First of all, here we have an interview with Natalie and Lily-Rose Depp (in French) for Madame Figaro, in which the two actresses expand on the reasons for making this movie. Here a little excerpt:

Google Translation:

Madame Figaro. – What attracted you to the story, the Planetarium script?

Natalie Portman. -I Have been captivated by the parallel Rebecca Zlotowski established between cinema – this universe where everything is true and false at the same time – and the story of these two sisters who communicate with the afterlife. I always thought that many filmmakers are worn by the dream of making immortal beings with their camera. They achieve elsewhere, such mediums: when I watch a movie with Ava Gardner, I always feel that she is alive, which communicates with it … The movie manages to make us travel the time, as these two sisters, through their spiritualist seances … is this suggestion of of strength and deception? What is certain is that the emotions they generate in the people are true and they really believe communicate with ghosts …

-And here we have another interesting interview, this time with Anaïs Romand, costume designer of the film, in which she talks about the hard work that had to do to make the period costume seen in the movie:

WWD: What were Natalie Portman’s looks?

AR: In the film, Natalie Portman meets a producer played by Emmanuel Salinger, and starts a career as an actress. So there are many different looks — slightly vamp or sophisticated party looks. I dressed her in high-waist, pajama-inspired pants and a lot of shorts. They were very much in fashion on the French Riviera. I also created a silhouette made of pants and a jacket in hemp.


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Toronto Tidbits

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August is coming to an end, and fall festivals are just around the corner. Jackie and Planetarium will premiere both in Venice and Toronto, and the latter has released its final schedule today: the two films can be seen on September 10 and 11 in TIFF, and Natalie is confirmed on the guest list.


Also, synopses of both films were updated on the festival site, giving us interesting details about the plot, especially in the case of Jackie.

More after the jump:


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