Google Translation via Spunk-Ransom
director: Declan Donelans, Nick Ormrods
original title: Bel Ami
France, Britain, Italy, 2011, 104 minSome additional info from RobPattzNews
Cast: Robert Petinsons, Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Natalia Tena
By Guy de Maupassant's novel "Mīlulis' motives. Sex, success, wealth, fame, power. "The future really belongs to the cunning!" - Guy de Maupassant. Erotically charged story of George Dirui growth - his path to high society weaves through the most influential and charismatic Paris ladies' bedrooms. Like a man possessed himself to seeking fame, wealth and power, he does not choose the means and using sex as a weapon in order to successfully move on. His career depends on the seductive appearance, charming manners and lenient conscience.
When we heard that Bel Ami was listed among the films to be shown at the Baltic Pearl Film Festival in Latvia, we reached out to its organizers for confirmation. They tell us the tentative plan is to show the film during the festival, which runs from September 15th through the 25th. But organizers say they can't release screening dates or any additional information, until an announcement on a world premiere is made. Just like the rest of us they are hoping it will come soon, and as part of the Toronto Film Festival lineup. The complete schedule for that festival is scheduled to be released August 23rd, but we could hear news on Bel Ami as early as the 16th when galas and special screenings will be announced. We'll keep you posted as we get more information.
Here is a little prediction from Larry411 on twitter. His take on whats going on with the film. Via Thinking of Rob
There’s a very simple answer to all your questions! :) There’s a very good chance that the film will have its World Premiere at the Toronto Film Festival next month. I was told that it would be although we won’t know until next Tuesday when they announce the next round of Galas and Special Presentations. If it is, that would explain why there’s been no release announced since most studios, especially for indies, will use Toronto as a place where distributors will look at the film and bid to buy it. That’s really the way to go. So, if they wanted to submit it for TIFF, and if they hoped it would get in, it would have made no sense at all for them to have released it. It would do MUCH better if it played TIFF, got picked up there, and then got released.
So, the simple answer is…it isn’t being released because they are going to use TIFF to get the best deal possible, which is what all fans should want. That is, IF it will be playing there.
I really wish some one would actually make something happen for this film. It seems like such a powerful role for Rob and the movie looks amazing. Really looking forward to some good news in the next couple of days.