PORTUGAL: Cosmopolis Premieres 5/28 & Screening 5/29 – Paul Giamatti set to attend with Cronenberg, Pattinson & DeLillo

Paulo Branco shared more details about Cosmopolis and the events in Portugal. Translations are under the cut but the essentials are this:

  • Paul Giamatti will attend the premiere with David Cronenberg, Robert Pattinson and Don DeLillo
  • Cosmopolis will premiere in Portugal May 28th
  • Cosmopolis will have screenings on May 29th – Pattinson & Giamatti are said to greet fans at one screening in the article
  • Location details for the premiere and screening are given in the article below
  • The film opens in 30 theaters, May 31st
  • The video talks about Branco’s initial talks with Cronenberg and Pattinson about the film
  • The video also has some wall art that made me jealous 😉

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Portuguese article and translations under the cut

Video translation (source):

The tv piece starts by describing the movie’s story. In it its mentioned that “Robert Pattinson gets away from the teen themes represented by the Twi Saga to be the lead actor of “Cosmopolis””.

Then Paulo Branco starts to talk saying that “(Rob) in the beginning refused the role because he had a bit of fear of the challenge imposed by this movie. In this movie he is, from beginning to end, in all photograms (scenes)”
It was Paulo Brancos idea of adapting this book to the cinema and Cronenberg was the 1st director that the producer thought of.

“It took me a while to get to him because, although I’d already met him, I didn’t know him that well. At first he (Cronenberg) said it was a bit difficult for him to do it because of other projects he had going. I gave him the book and 24 hours later he phoned me saying “Paulo this is for me! It is the ideal book for me to adapt. Let’s do this”

The piece continues by saying that Cosmopolis is one of the movies in competition for the Palm d’Or in Cannes. More than a win, the producer considers that the presence of the movie in Cannes is a showroom for the movie to the world.

Premiere and screening information came from Portuguese newspaper, Correio da Manha.

GuimarĂŁes – Capital Europeia da Cultura deverĂĄ ter uma afluĂȘncia inusitada a 28 de Maio, quando ocorrer a antestreia de ‘Cosmopolis’, realizado por David Cronenberg, protagonizado por Robert Pattinson e produzido por Paulo Branco, dias apĂłs saber se venceu a Palma de Ouro do Festival de Cannes.

Maiores serĂŁo decerto as enchentes a 29 de Maio, nas duas sessĂ”es de ‘Cosmopolis’ em Lisboa, visto que contarĂŁo com a presença de Robert Pattinson, Ă­dolo de milhĂ”es de cinĂ©filas.

Uma terĂĄ lugar no Centro Cultural de BelĂ©m, enquanto a outra Ă© aberta ao pĂșblico, pelo que Pattinson (e outros actores, incluindo Paul Giamatti) ficarĂŁo junto aos fĂŁs. A ‘embaixada’ tambĂ©m inclui o cineasta David Cronenberg e o escritor Don DeLillo, cujo romance Ă© a base do filme.

“Espero que os fĂŁs sejam mais civilizados cĂĄ”, disse Paulo Branco ao CM, admitindo que a estadia de Pattinson “Ă© uma preocupação em Cannes”, pois a sua Ășltima ida foi comparada Ă  passagem dos Beatles pela cidade francesa.

No filme que estreia em cerca de 30 salas a 31 de Maio, Pattinson interpreta uma personagem muito diferente do vampiro ‘Edward Cullen’, protagonista de ‘CrepĂșsculo’. Trata-se da odisseia de um magnata atormentado que percorre Manhattan (embora a rodagem tenha decorrido em Toronto e nĂŁo em Nova Iorque) na sua limusina.


‘Cosmopolis’ integra a lista de candidatos Ă  Palma de Ouro na competição oficial do Festival de Cannes, revelada ontem. Segundo Paulo Branco, produtor da longa-metragem em que David Cronenberg fez uma metĂĄfora da crise do capitalismo, encontrar-se nesse rol “vai dar visibilidade Ășnica no mundo inteiro” ao projecto.

AlĂ©m do 11Âș filme produzido por Branco candidato ao maior prĂ©mio de Cannes, o festival que decorre entre 16 e 27 de Maio conta com obras de Walter Salles (‘On the Road’), Leos Carax (‘Holy Motors’), Michael Haneke (‘Amour’) e Wes Anderson, cujo ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ abre um certame em que, ao contrĂĄrio do previsto, nĂŁo irĂĄ estar o mais recente de Manoel de Oliveira, ‘O Gerbo e a Sombra’.

Google translation with a few edits by me. Paul White is Paulo Branco, google. LOL:

GuimarĂŁes – European Capital of Culture should be an unprecedented turnout on May 28, when there is a preview of ‘Cosmopolis’, directed by David Cronenberg, starring Robert Pattinson and produced by Paulo Branco, days after learning that won the Palme d’ Cannes Film Festival.

Major flooding will certainly be on May 29, in two sessions ‘Cosmopolis’ in Lisbon, will have seen that the presence of Robert Pattinson, idol of millions of cinĂ©filas.

One will take place at Centro Cultural de BelĂ©m, while the other is open to the public, so Pattinson (and other actors, including Paul Giamatti) will be with the fans. The ’embassy’ also includes the filmmaker David Cronenberg and writer Don DeLillo, whose novel is the basis of the film.

“I hope the fans are more civilized here,” said Paulo Branco to the CM, even if the stay Pattinson “Cannes is a concern,” since his last trip was compared to the passage of the Beatles by the French city.

In the film which opens in 30 theaters on 31 May, Pattinson plays a character very different from Vampire ‘Edward Cullen’, star of Twilight. This is the odyssey of a Manhattan mogul runs that plagued (although shooting has taken place in Toronto and not in New York) in his limousine.

‘Cosmopolis’ Palme d’Or

‘Cosmopolis’ belongs to the list of candidates for the Palme d’Or in the official competition of the Cannes Film Festival, revealed yesterday. According to Paulo Branco, producer of the feature film that David Cronenberg has made a metaphor for the crisis of capitalism, find yourself in this list “will only provide visibility throughout the world” to the project.

In the 11th film produced by Branco candidate for the top prize at Cannes, the festival which runs between 16 and 27 May features works by Walter Salles (“On the Road ‘), Leos Carax (” Holy Motors’), Michael Haneke ( ‘Amour’) and Wes Anderson, whose ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ opens an exhibition in which, unlike the first paragraph, will not be the latest in Manoel de Oliveira, ‘The Gerbil and the Shadow’.

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