Unconventional biopic "Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far On Foot" comes out in "Listapad Collection" on August 23.
The film of Gus Van Sant, the winner of the Palme d'Or, comes out in Minsk. A dramatic comedy will tell us about an amazing life of cartoonist John Callahan. You are welcome to "Centralny" from 23rd to 25th August and at Falcon Club Boutique Cinema from 23rd August to 5th September to appreciate the biopic starring three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix.
A shot from the film "Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far On Foot"
Gus Van Sant's new film is based on real events and on the same-name memoirs by cartoonist John Callahan known for his mordant and witty works. The record of achievements of American director with Dutch origin includes works that were nominated for an Oscar and the César Award – "Good Will Hunting", "Milk" and "Elephant".
The world premiere of the film took place at the Sundance Film Festival, and the European premiere was at Berlinale-2018, where Van Sant's film was nominated for the Golden Bear and Teddy Award for Best Feature Film.
The main role in the biographical drama was performed by the winner of the Golden Globe ("Walk The Line") and three-time Oscar nominee, Joaquin Phoenix. The films "Gladiator", "The Village", "Her" gave him a worldwide fame. "I’ve always thought Gus had — it sounds like a cliché — but a unique vision, and he does", says the actor about taking part in Gus Van Sant’s film. "And because he knew John, I felt like this was not going to be a typical biopic…And I felt the way he wanted to use animation in the movie was really interesting. But more than anything, Gus seemed really passionate about it, and that was the most important thing to me".
Other actors who played with Joaquin were Rooney Mara, the star of the screen version of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", and actor John Hill, known for his roles in the films "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "Moneyball".
"Van Sant went through everything and rose from the ashes again: his film is fascinating, touching, persuasive", writes critic Anton Dolin about the film. "The director offers a choice to the audience. On the surface it is a paradigmatic drama about falling and resurrection, about healing in love and appeasement in friendship. Slightly deeper it is a non-Hollywood story which says that hatred can also be an environmentally friendly fuel for the continuation of life" (Esquire). "Masterpiece ... One of the best roles of Joaquin Phoenix"(Film).