HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN 2012

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“Hemingway & Gellhorn”, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, was nominated for 15 Emmy awards. Set against many war zones, the film explores the passionate and turbulent love affair between Ernest Hemingway (Clive Owen) and his third wife, the war correspondant, Martha Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman). Press Release

┬áSOME REVIEWS OF “HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN”:

“…BIG SWEEPING, RICHLY SATISFYING…KAUFMAN DEPLOYS IT ALL SMOOTHLY AND EFFORTLESSLY, bringing this heady world of revolution-minded artists and intellectuals to life as vividly as he did for the space-race pioneers of The Right Stuff and the Prague Spring lovers of The Unbearable Lightness of Being….THE MOVIE IS A TRIUMPH OF VISUAL IMAGINATION, too, finding all of its exotic locales in ingeniously repurposed parts of Kaufman’s beloved San Francisco, and with marvelous visual effects that seamlessly insert the actors into real historical footage. When people lament the lack of sophisticated adult entertainment at the movies these days, Hemingway & Gellhorn is exactly the sort of movie they’re pining for – and indeed, it’s hard to imagine any major studio, or most independents, taking a chance on a project like this nowadays. Is this what Norma Desmond meant when she said that the pictures had gotten small?”

– Scott Foundas, Film Comment

“WONDERFUL…MAGNIFICENT…Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman…attack their roles with hearty bravura…all the PASSION AND INTELLIGENCE that went into shaping their performances is on the screen…OWEN IS WONDERFUL…THE RETURN OF KAUFMAN…(KAUFMAN) DIRECTS HERE WITH A VERVE AND SNAP…fresh and contemporary”

– Allen Barra, The Daily Beast

“EPIC, MAGNIFICENT…Kidman’s best work in years, SMART, BRASSY, FUNNY, SEXY AND TOUGH. She brings her A-game…stunning technical masters doing bravura work…”

– Odie Henderson, Chicago Sun Times

“MAGNIFICENT, TRIUMPHANT…”

– Jeffrey Anderson, San Francisco Examiner

“DYNAMIC, VIVID, WELL-ACTED…dramatic and visual…KAUFMAN ENERGETICALLY DIRECTS…CRACKINGLY SMART DIALOGUE…KIDMAN IS TERRIFIC…she rivets one’s attention…OWEN CUTS A BIG, VIGOROUS, ROISTERING FIGURE AS HEMINGWAY…rich and resplendent…evocative…”

– Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

“HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN” IS, LIKE “THE RIGHT STUFF”, A ONE-OF-A KIND EPIC…(THE FILM) DISTILLS THE OBSESSIONS OF A GREAT AMERICAN MOVIEMAKER, THEN RELEASES THEM ON A SCALE BROADER THAN EVEN KAUFMAN HAS ATTEMPTED BEFORE…

– Michael Sragow, Film Comment

“Thematically ambitious, VISUALLY RICH AND SUPERBLY ACTED…Impressive…SPELLBINDING…(Clive Owen’s) PORTRAYAL OF HEMINGWAY IS FLAWLESS…(Kidman) has all the right moves… Impressive cast…SOPHISTICATED VISUAL STYLE…”

– Carole Mallory, The Huffington Post

“GRAND, SEXY…all of the cast are great…(Kidman) is both luminous and masterful…You can’t take your eyes off her…her performance is compellingly dominant…KAUFMAN PULLS OUT ALL THE STOPS…irresistible force…”

– David, Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle

“DIRECTOR PHILIP KAUFMAN HAS THE RIGHT STUFF…(OWEN) DELIVERS A ROUSING, SCARY PERFORMANCE…ENJOYABLE…”

– Hal Boedeker, The Orlando Sentinel

“Clive Owen portrays with panache…Nicole Kidman’s finely tuned performance…MASTERY…Rich, impressively ambitious…”

– Dorothy Rabinowitz, Wall Street Journal

“VIBRANTLY SMART, SENSUAL..EPIC…Kidman…and Owen…definitely have chemistry…”

– Lynn Elber, The Boston Globe

“Great performances by Owen and Kidman…IT’S REALLY GREAT TO SEE (OWEN) FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS IN A PROJECT WORTHY OF HIS TALENTS…”

– Indiwire.com

“(Kidman) gives an EMMY-WORTHY performance…”

– Neal Justin, Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“Kidman and Owen bring real pathos and power…”

– Newsweek

“CHARISMATIC CLIVE OWEN…INTOXICATING..the star power is formidable…pungent script…”

– TV Guide

“SMART AND SEXY…VOLUPTUOUS yet controlled…MAGNETISM IS FRONT-AND-CENTER…Kidman’s sharpest, most natural work in any major role…Stirring images and imaginative transitions…THEY DON’T MAKE THEM LIKE THIS ANYMORE…”

– Vulture.com

“A-…Screenwriters Jerry Stahl and Barbara Turner pull it off…CLIVE OWEN IN A BEAUTIFULLY CONTROLLED TURN…Kidman gave one of her loosest most enjoyable performances as Gellhorn…”Hemingway & Gellhorn” let you see the kind of robust lives two willful people could live, existences about which we can now only dream about…”

– Ken Tucker, Entertainment Weekly

“A SUREFIRE EMMY CONTENDER…”

– Deadline Hollywood

“STYLISH AND COMPELLING…”

– New York Daily News

“The acting is uniformly on the mark…with PASSION AND CHEMISTRY to spare…”

– Mother Jones.com

“Kidman is a CERTAIN EMMY NOMINEE and probable winner…”

– TV Worth Watching.com

“A SPRAWLING, SEARING AND SEXUALLY CHARGED look at two formidable writers who sometimes found that war got in the way of love…”

– Steve Pond, THEWRAP.COM


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