Thursday, 19 April 2012

Walter Salles talks about the selection On The Road for Cannes

Source: OTR Facebook:

It's official! On the Road was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2012! Walter Salles talks about the selection:

"On the Road" is a project for which a group of people, many of them from the family of 'Motorcycle Diaries', devoted seven years of their lives. The fact that the film was selected in the Main Exhibition Cannes Film Festival is a prize for young actors and technicians who gave so much to the film. We run over 100 000 kms to film it, and this gives an idea of adventure which we live. On the Road exists only because of the passion we all had the book
Kerouac, the behavioral revolution that he unleashed. And also, the courageous action of independent producers and distributors who, led by MK2 and associated Zoetrope, the film became a reality, "

The production company American Zoetrope, San Francisco, began to idealize the project for more than 30 years and held an unprecedented partnership with the French production company MK2, which acquired the direct. In Brazil, the film will be released on June 15, with distribution Playarte.

This profile will be in Cannes and will cover the entire festival, from the point of view within the team and cast of On the Road. Time to pack!

1 comment:

  1. As an old Beat reader, and a personal friend of Carolyn Cassady - still going strong at, well, a little older than I am - I am very interested to see this movie. (We sat in her place and drank some of Walter's Chablis that he left in her fridge a few years back) I just hope it is true to the spirit of the original work. It is SO hard to bring a book to the screen without making compromises; and of course, our mental images of Dean and Sal, and a young Carolyn, are sketchy, black-and-white, dog-eared by memory. I fear that these actors may look too well groomed, too well fed, too shiny, their teeth too perfect. Let's hope that at least the cars avoid that straight-out-of-the-museum gleam that they always have in historical movies. I exclude Ryan O'Neal's little car in Paper Moon: that looked the real deal. You just knew it wouldn't always start.