Earlier this year, VICE Films and Grolsch Film Works teamed up with the directors Harmony Korine, Alexey Fedorchenko and Jan Kwiecinski to make a three-part film called The Fourth Dimension. Now, Grolsch Film Works have a new website where you can find out what they’ve been up to and read/watch interesting stuff about films. Every week we'll be plucking the highlights. This is that.
AN INTERVIEW WITH ALICE ENGLERT
OK, this does happen from time to time. Ginger and Rosa is a film that has neatly sliced opinion in half here at GFW. While our critic Ashley Clark thought it took itself way too seriously, I found it understated and incredibly moving, not least because of newcomer Alice Englert’s breathtaking performance as Rosa, in which she manages, with relative aplomb, to upstage Elle Fanning’s Ginger. 17-year-old Englert, daughter of New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion, is one of the most exciting up-and-coming actresses on the scene. Seriously, she’s nothing short of outstanding in the role of Rosa, a girl who has an affair with her best mate’s dad (don't judge!). If she’s not on your radar, you need to get yourself a new radar, or get someone to fix that thing. JUST SORT IT OUT.
WE'RE GIVING AWAY A FREE iPAD
In association with Lionsgate, we’re celebrating the UK release of On the Road (out this Friday) by giving you the chance to win a shiny, brand spanking new iPad! So why not try your luck and enter our competition.
HERE'S THE TRAILER FOR 'HITCHCOCK'
Have you heard about this one? Veteran actor Anthony Hopkins stars as the great master of suspense, Sir Alfred Hitchcock, in a new film simply entitled
. Well, they probably would’ve called it “Hitch” if it weren’t for that pesky
Will Smith movie
AN INTERVIEW WITH NICOLAS WINDING REFN, AGYNESS DEYN AND RICHARD COYLE
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a drug dealer hears from an old prison buddy that there’s a too-good-to-be-true deal going down, but things don’t go entirely to plan, and before long he’s left drug-less, penniless and hopeless, and he’s in deep trouble with his supplier. The film’s called Pusher. But which Pusher? The original, Danish-language film was written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Drive) back in 1996, and it was remade back in 2010 in, of all places, India – but this week sees the release of the UK version of Pusher, set in the murky underworld of London and starring the likes of Richard Coyle and erstwhile catwalk model Agyness Deyn. Ahead of the flick’s release, we sat down to chat with Coyle, Deyn and Refn himself (who, this time out, sat in the producer’s chair), about remakes, pigeonholing and how drum-and-bass clubs are perfect locations for film shoots.
Keep your peepers peeled for more Grolsch Film Works updates next week. Go to grolschfilmworks.com to see what’s happening right now.