Aug 23, 2011

I'm an short-tempered impatient son of a bitch!

I'm a little late to the party with this news, but better late than never, I guess. Last week we saw two new pieces of promotional material for one of my most anticipated films of the year, Polish maestro Roman Polanski's Carnage. It is adapted from Yasmina Reza's play titled God of Carnage and stars Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, Jodie Foster and John C. Reilly. 

Carnage is about two couples who get together to discuss a fight that broke out between their children at school. I really like the poster as I think it does neat job with the characters, giving them all equal space, and I really like the color scheme and the facial expressions, especially those of Kate Winslet. The trailer does an even better job of conveying both the dramatic and comedic aspects of the film and gives a glimpse of these great actors in action. 

I could hardly be more impatient for this film, but if the trailer and the poster don't do anything for you, let me remind you that the man behind the camera has given us films like Knife in the Water, Chinatown, The Pianist and The Ghost Writer before and Yasmina Reza is the playwright behind Art, one of the greatest modern plays. Throw in those actors and ...

*Carnage will be released in Canadian cinemas on November 25th, 2011 through Mongrel Media. 


  1. I'm a bit surprised by the casting, the director must have his reasons, and know what he's doing ( :

    Is this Polanski's first comedy as a director?

  2. I have a feeling the answer is a No, but I've seen seven of his films and none have been comedies. Even if he has done it before, I'm unfamiliar.

  3. I absolutely cannot wait for this. The trailer is magnificent! Kate Winslet and Jodie Foster are making me especially excited.

  4. I said on twitter that as talented as the cast is, I think the Oscarless Reilly might be most suited to this type of humour. Obviously, though, I'm anxious.