Natalie – who was wearing a sweet-as-can-be soft blush Dior couture gown – got her groove on as soon as the DJ started playing Cardi B. In a well-played move, he transitioned into “Natalie’s Rap 2.0” by The Lonely Island , a recurring SNL skit that sees the pint-sized star rap – and she couldn’t help but sing along and dance with her friends!
-These two interesting articles analyze Natalie´s perfomance in Vox Lux, comparing it with those of Julianne Moore and Lady Gaga, who have also premiered films in the festival:
We knew that Natalie will attend the Premiere of Vox Lux in Venice next Tuesday, but now, thanks to the TIFF website, we also know that she will be at the Toronto festival, presenting the movie by Brady Corbet and The Death and Life of John F Donovan, the film directed by Xavier Dolan.
Vox Lux will have its premiere at the Canadian festival on September 7, and Dolan’s film three days later, on September 10.
While we wait to see more promotional material of Vox Lux before its premiere in Venice, here we have a couple of tidbits:
-Speaking of festivals, it seems that The Death and Life of John F. Donovan will not be the only occasion to see Natalie at the Toronto Festival. According to IMDB, Natalie also participates in This Changes Everything, a documentary directed by Tom Donahue, which explores the sexism in Hollywood through the voices of marquee celebrities, including Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Sandra Oh, Jessica Chastain, and many other ambassadors of the TimesUp movement. This feature will premiere in the TIFF next September.
–Mondo will release a new Black Swan special poster tomorrow, designed by Jack Hugues, and it’s spectacular:
It’s an interesting time in Natland with Natalie filming Pale Blue Dot (or whatever it’s called), rumours of directing her next film, plans to go to Venice for Vox Lux, and then TIFF for Death and Life of John F Donovan.
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More great news: another Natalie movie can be seen this fall…
The Toronto film festival has announced today a second round of films for its next edition, and “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan,” the long-awaited film by Xavier Dolan, will have a special presentation at TIFF:
A long-awaited announcement: Xavier Dolan’s THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JOHN F. DONOVAN will have its World Premiere at #TIFF18.
While Jackie had an excellent reception in Toronto and Venice, Planetarium, the other Natalie film premiered there, has not enjoyed the same fate. The film directed by Rebecca Zlotowski be released in France on November 16. Until then, here we have an interview with Natalie and Lily-Rose Depp, held at the TIFF by Variety:
And here, a couple of nice moments, immortalized in instagram, during its exhibition at both festivals:
Although La La Land was the film that won the desired Audience Prize, Jackie also won another major award in TIFF: the Platform Prize. Along the best screenplay award in Venice, this represents an excellent beginning for the film at the upcoming awards season, where it’s assumed that the Natalie’s performance will have the recognition it deserves.
Jackie, after passing through Venice and Toronto, continues to receive rave reviews (it has 95/100 on Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes right now). Many specialized media include the film as one of the best seen in the TIFF, and Natalie´s perfomance as one of the best seen in the festival:
-In another vein, here we have another interesting video interview with Natalie and Pablo Larraín to Deadline, in which they talk about the challenges of the film in general and especially playing Jackie:
Here’s another TIFF review! Critics have been a bit hard on this French-Belgium production, and after viewing the film, I can unfortunately see why.
Rebecca Zlotowski is known for pushing boundaries, especially with 2013’s Grand Central. At 36, she has a future ahead of her. With the premise of Planetarium being leaked earlier this year, that film seemed like her future. Two sisters who are mediums being channeled by an early film maker? Sign us up! However, it isn’t once you watch the film that reality sets in. If anything, the first half an hour or so is actually spectacular and even magical. It is, instead, after this segment of the film that you find out how it really is. Planetarium has imaginative concepts, but you would have to lunge yourself to reach where the potential sits from where the film takes you. Planetarium had such promise, but it gets lost amidst its own ambitions. Read More
The last round (though I’m sure there are a few more stragglers) of portraits of Natalie taken during the Toronto International Film Festival, starting with these two shots taken by Caitlin Cronenberg at W‘s on-site studio:
A behind-the-scenes ‘Gram and more after the jump! Read More