Thanks to Violet DB and Teresa A. for sharing the link in Facebook which mentions two recent films of the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage’s (left, by Variety, courtesy of Fernanda M., Thanks!) that are going to the 2016 Cannes Film Festival (logo right), to possibly find distribution deals— Pilgrimage, and Brain on Fire !
“#IRISHABROAD: BIG IRISH CONTINGENT HEADS TO 2016 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL, by Niall Murphy
A big Irish contingent is heading to the Croisette this year, with a number of Irish films screening and selling at the Cannes Film Festival’s Marché du Film.
Seven Irish films will screen at the Marché for prospective buyers; …
… [And though not among the films listed to be screened, yet …]
And the Cannes Film Festival! Well, what with French wine probably in abundance, good bread and other wonderful foods, dancing to all hours (right, via RAnet), art, literature, culture, sun, sand, and sea, etc., might we see Richard Armitage in attendance wearing:
1) another gorgeous tux like his 2012 THAUJ London Premiere tux? (below via Glamour UK’s Sexiest Man in 2014 poll—Richard Armitage was #16!)
2) a casually elegant and chic open collared dress shirt and suit? Sighhhh! (below, at the July 2011 Captain America NYC premiere, Thanks to RAnet)
3) a stereotyped image of the French and see Richard embracing France–as the facetious manip that someone made (below shared by I Want to be a Pin up)?
Either way, let’s hope that Richard’s two films Brain on Fire and Pilgrimage are able to garner enough interest at Cannes to make their international distribution deals.
I, for one, hope to see both of these films at some point in the U.S. And I’m guessing that the gritty action adventure middle ages period drama Pilgrimage will be a great date movie for my hubby and I! Snap!
In the meantime, Vive la France!