TriBeca Films and Miramax teamed up because they really like combining a bunch of words into a single name, but also because they really liked Last Night and wanted to distribute it. The film stars Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes and Guillaume Canet (yeah, I don’t know who that is either). So what is the film about? Let’s ask an executive at TriBeca, shall we?
“'Last Night' is an absorbing and provocative story about relationships, past and present, temptation and fidelity. Beautifully realized by director Massy Tadjedin, the film is a fresh and compelling take on the age old issues of love and commitment. It is carried by the exemplary performances of the entire cast, making it a resonant and vastly entertaining experience.”
What that actually translates to in terms of plot is beyond me. Relationships! That only describes, oh, I don’t know, every good movie ever.
Source: Miramax and TriBeca Films
The actresses were forced to use a side entrance for the opening celebrations after approximately 2,000 demonstrators invaded the event on Thursday (28Oct10).
Screenwriters, actors and directors carried banners and marched together against the government's decision to cut its art budget.
The Last Night screening began almost two hours late but director Massy Tadjedin backed the Italians, insisting, "We are pleased to renounce the red carpet and support you."
Rain Man actress Valeria Golino, one of the Italian stars who joined the cause, claims workers had no choice but to protest.
She says, "The government disrespects our industry, which means culture, entertainment. They disrespect the people who work in the industry - it would be enough to protest about that. They call us names, that would be enough to protest. But that's not (the) only (thing) - they've cut our funds for (the) film industry. They've cut tax shelter, tax credit, which was our only hope for independent movies to be made. It's a farce."
Keira Knightley, Eva Mendes, Sam Worthington and Guillaume Canet are set to star in Last Night, the feature directing debut of Massy Tadjedin.
Tadjedin, who also wrote the screenplay for The Jacket, wrote the Night script.
Production begins in New York next month, says Variety.
The story centers on a married couple who are apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he’s attracted. While he’s resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
Tadjedin has also been writing an untitled project for Steven Spielberg.
Knightley has received winning notices for her upcoming turn in period piece The Duchess.
French star Canet is currently enjoying darling status among U.S. critics for his sleeper Tell No One which he directed and adapted from a Harlen Coben novel.
In 2006, he won France’s Cesar award, the equivalent to the Oscar, for best director.