Mobile Homes [Poster + New Still]

Four years in the making, French filmmaker Vladimir de Fontenay is finally ready to bring the full force of his award-winning vision to the big screen, thanks to the Directors’ Fortnight premiere of his “Mobile Homes.” Based on his lauded short of the same name (which screened at both the SXSW Film Festival and Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival in 2013, later going on to receive first prize at the Wasserman Awards, NYU Graduate Film School’s top honor, as well as a National Board of Review award), de Fonetnay’s film will bow later this week at Cannes.

Per the film’s official synopsis, “In forgotten towns along the American border, a young mother drifts from one motel to the next with her intoxicating boyfriend and her 8-year-old son. The makeshift family scrapes by, living one hustle at a time, until the discovery of a mobile home community offers an alternative life.

The film stars Imogen Poots as the young mother, with Callum Turner and Callum Keith Rennie both playing supporting parts (what are the odds of that?). In his official director’s statement, de Fontenay explains the personal experience that informed his creation of both the feature and the short, writing, “A few years ago, I was driving through upstate New York and was passed by a mobile home, towed by a massive truck. On the surface it had the appearance of a home, but below there was nothing to ground it. Moving a lot as a young adult, from France to Italy and then to the US (where I lived and studied), that image immediately resonated with me: it symbolized my fear of becoming uprooted, both free and trapped in something in movement, ungrounded and fragile.”

He continued, “I made a short film about a young mother escaping the dangers of her livelihood with her son in a moving mobile home. I cared deeply about the characters, wondering what was going to happen to them after the film ended. I went back to that image of the mobile home in transit and to this mother/son relationship. I started exploring their life through a feature film. The mobile home itself is emblematic of the development of the characters through their changing relationship to it. It seems particularly relevant to me.”

“Mobile Homes” is premiering in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight section later this week, with a world premiere date set for May 21.

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Check out the poster for “Mobile Homes” and the production stills (which include a brand new one) by clicking on the thumbnails above.

Variety Review: ‘Sweet Virginia’

Part neo-noir, part latter-day Western, this exceptional indie thriller delivers well-acted character insights amid its shadowy, small-town Alaskan setting.

Right out of the gate, the China brothers’ noir-hearted sensibility was being compared to that of fellow film siblings Joel and Ethan Coen, as critics hailed the Australian writer-director duo’s debut “Crawl” as a modern-day “Blood Simple.” On the surface, their 2012 Black List-selected screenplay for “Sweet Virginia” dives further down that rabbit hole, featuring as it does a wife who hires a guy to bump off her own husband (a gender-flipped twist on the basic “Fargo” plot) and a hit man who’s as cold-blooded as “No Country for Old Men” killer Anton Chigurh.

And yet, going deep is what makes “Sweet Virginia” great — heck, more than great. As translated to screen by director Jamie M. Dagg (whose sure hand and smart changes elevate things considerably), Benjamin and Paul China’s script yields one of the gnarliest and most unsettling movies we’re likely to get this year. Set in a remote corner of Alaska, this small-town, blue-collar thriller is surprisingly cast, exceptionally well acted (male leads Jon Bernthal and Christopher Abbott might have easily switched roles, though it’s far more effective in this arrangement), and executed potently enough to leave a lasting impression, like scar tissue after a serious burn.

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Mobile Homes to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Imogen’s upcoming film Mobile Homes written and directed by Vladimir de Fontenay also starring Callum Turner and Callum Keith Rennie will premiere at the Quinzaine des Realisateurs during the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. We added 4 production stills to the photogallery. Looking forward to seeing this film, looks like an interesting watch.

Ali and Evan travel the highways between the United States and Canada. They use Bone, Ali’s eight-year-old son, in their trafficking. The young couple starts to live more and more dangerously. They nevertheless all dream of shelter, a home, but their inexorable flight leads them down a path they hadn’t planned. To find her place in the world, Ali will have to choose between freedom and her responsibility as a mother.

The story is the feature-length version of a 2013 short with the same name but a different cast, also directed by de Fontenay. It won a special jury prize at that year’s Seattle International Film Festival.

Christopher and His Kind [HD Caps + Photos]

Hello! Today we added 2600+ HD screencaps from the 2011 movie called Christopher and His Kind, where Imogen plays Jean Ross. This movie is quite entertaining, it’s fascinating to see a bit of what it was like in Berlin in the early 1930s from Christopher Isherwood’s point of view. You can learn more about it here.  Also fun fact, the woman Imogen portraits in the movie is actress Olivia Wilde‘s grandfather Claud Cockburn’s second wife. They had a daughter named Sarah Caudwell who was technically Olivia Wilde‘s half-aunt. Olivia Wilde‘s grandmother was his third wife. The film also stars Matt Smith, Douglas Booth and Toby Jones. We also added 14 production stills (most of which are pretty rare), 5 photos from the promoshoot and posters. Take a look!

Chatroom [HD Caps + Photos]

Hey there guys! There aren’t many new photos or news of our girl lately so we’re taking this time to add whatever is missing from the Photogallery. We’re doing our best to bring you the best quality content possible and we guarantee that a lot of the photos found here cannot be found anywhere else. We know it’s a slow process and we still need to add the photoshoots but we’re adding photos from her all of movies for now (And there are many! Imogen kept herself very busy these past years). Today we added 2600+ HD screencaps from the 2010 movie called Chatroom, where Imogen plays Eva. This movie tackles many important issues that new generations have to deal with in this internet ruled era, it’s an interesting watch. You can learn more about it here. The film also stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Matthew Beard. We also added 34 production stills and posters. Take a look!

Centurion [HD Caps + Photos]

Hello there! We added 2700+ HD screencaps from the 2010 movie called Centurion, where Imogen plays Arianne. You can learn more about this film in our site’s special Filmography section. This movie is awesome if historical action-packed adventures are your thing, plus it stars Michael Fassbender as Imogen’s ever so charming love interest which should catch the interest of most ladies. The film also stars Dominic West & Olga Kurylenko. We also added 7 production stills, 1 behind the scenes photo and posters. Take a look!

Waking Madison [HD Caps + Photos]

Hey! We added 1400+ HD screencaps from the 2010 movie called Waking Madison, where Imogen plays Alexis. You can learn more about this film in our site’s special Filmography section. This movie is mysterious and interesting, kind of creepy but not over the top so. The film also stars Elisabeth Shue & Sarah Roemer. We also added 4 production stills, 1 behind the scenes photo and posters. Take a look!

Cracks [HD Screencaps + Photos]

Hey! We added 2700+ HD screencaps from the 2009 movie called Cracks, where Imogen plays Poppy. You can learn more about this film in our site’s special Filmography section. This movie is very good, it really gives you a view into what British elite girls boarding schools were like back in the 1930s and also, the story is very intriguing and well written. The film also stars Eva Green and Juno Temple. We also added 34 production stills (a lot of them are uncommon and most of them high quality), 4 photos from the promotional shoot and posters. Take a look!

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