Bliss! Via Todd at Twitch, there’s a website and, better, a trailer for Pen-Ek Ratanaruang‘s "Invisible Waves," which makes its world premiere at Berlin on the 14th and is certainly one of the films we’re most looking forward to this year.
They share joint credits on all their films, giving the impression that the Dardennes work in a kind of mystical tandem. Even in terms of physical appearance there is little to distinguish them. Luc is marginally rounder and more impish looking than his angular elder brother. Aside from that, you might struggle to tell them apart. "We are the same: one person, four eyes," says Jean-Pierre. "We have to be, otherwise we could not make the same film. There is no secret."
Speaking of near-conjoinedness amongst related filmmakers, we’re pretty excited about this.
At the Globe and Mail, Guy Dixon writes that Toronto’s Epitome Pictures is gearing up to make a feature film version of "Degrassi: The Next Generation," which, like the original 80s "Degrassi," focuses on Canadian middle-schoolers face ridiculous amounts of angst, drug abuse and relationship issues. Kevin Smith, a big fan of the show, has expressed interest in directing.
This newspaper will personally pay Randy Newman $50 if he performs "It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp" at the Oscars ceremony.
And Salon has "Are You the Favorite Person of Anybody?", directed by Miguel Arteta and written by Miranda July (who also stars in the short, along with John C. Reilly), which appears on McSweeney‘s new Wholpin DVD magazine, to watch online here. And that was a needlessly complicated sentence if there ever was one.
+ Invisible Waves Website and Trailer Online! (Twitch)
+ ‘We’re the same: one person, four eyes’ (Guardian)
+ DEGRASSI READY FOR THE BIG SCREEN? (Globe and Mail)
+ You Know It’s Hard Out Here for an Alt-Weekly Columnist (East Bay Express)
+ "Are You the Favorite Person of Anybody?" (Salon)