David Cronenberg, Sarah Gadon, Paul Giamatti, and Mathieu Amalric took part in a Masterclass at the Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival today and shared brand new images from Cosmopolis. I really hope there will be video of the Question and Answer segment… it must have been fascinating.
From Hard Musica (google translation excerpt):
This talk was also attended by rapper K’naan and four individuals who participated in this film in many ways. Paul Giamatti and Sarah Gadon, actors, and close Suschinsky, director of photography, reported the experience of working with David Cronenberg and wove her praises.
In a conversation where the uninhibited sense of humor was always present, Paul Giamatti highlighted the “pleasant feeling of freedom” that the director gives the actors to innovate in the characterization of his characters, a freedom which in the words of Sarah Gadon becomes “scary” .
Asked by the audience about his tendency to the production of films that involve and relate the themes of body, mind and technology, Cronenberg said that every film has “a singular existence,” he doesn’t make a new film thinking about the ones he did before.
Paul White also participated in the conversation as a producer of David Cronenberg’s new film “Cosmopolis.” The festival director was free to display a small promotional video with just over two minutes of film that is scheduled for opening Dec. 12, 2012.