Family movie month: “Big Fish” (2003)

Family movie month: “Big Fish” (2003)

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Fri 04 Jan 2019, 7.30 pm
TPD
51 Tran Hung Dao Str, Hanoi

From TPD:

In the last week of Family Movie Month, Cinema Space will introduce you to Big Fish directed by Tim Burton.

Film notes:

BIG FISH • US • 2003
PG-13 | 125′ | Adventure • Drama • Fantasy

Big Fish is a based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Daniel Wallace. The film was directed by Tim Burton and stars Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, and Marion Cotillard. Other roles are performed by Steve Buscemi, Helena Bonham Carter, Matthew McGrory, Alison Lohman, and Danny DeVito among others.

Edward Bloom (Finney), a former traveling salesman in the Southern United States with a gift for storytelling, is now confined to his deathbed. Will (Crudup), his estranged son, attempts to mend their relationship as Bloom relates tall tales of his eventful life as a young adult (portrayed by McGregor in the flashback scenes).

Screenwriter John August read a manuscript of the novel six months before it was published and convinced Columbia Pictures to acquire the rights. August began adapting the novel while producers negotiated with Steven Spielberg who planned to direct after finishing Minority Report (2002). Spielberg considered Jack Nicholson for the role of Edward Bloom, but eventually dropped the project to focus on Catch Me If You Can (2002). Tim Burton and Richard D. Zanuck took over after completing Planet of the Apes (2001) and brought Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney on board.

The film’s theme of reconciliation between a dying father and his son had special significance for Burton, as his father had died in 2000 and his mother in 2002, a month before he signed on to direct. Big Fish was shot on location in Alabama in a series of fairy tale vignettes evoking the tone of a Southern Gothic fantasy. The film received award nominations in multiple film categories, including four Golden Globe Award nominations, seven nominations from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, two Saturn Award nominations, and an Oscar and a Grammy Award nomination for Danny Elfman’s original score. [Wikipedia]

Language: English with Vietnamese subtitles

• The film screening is for educational purposes and to raise funds for the Young Cinema Fund at TPD
• Donation (at the door): 20,000 VND/audience
• Doors open at 7 pm and close when the screening room is full
• Seats are assigned on the first-come-first-served basis

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Watch the film’s trailer here:

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

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