A similar childhood to yours: Jonah Hill's film Mid90s is released
The film Mid90s, the 69th Berlin Film Festival participant, will be released this week. “Fall. Get back up” is the poster tagline for a hilarious, bold and very emotional story about the Los Angeles of the 90s, skateboards and childhood without cell phones and the Internet, with the soundtrack from Pixies, Morrissey and Wu-Tang Clan. The film will be screened in Minsk from March 14 to 27 within Listapad. Collections.
California, mid-1990s: CDs have not yet supplanted audio tapes, skateboarders have not yet lit up on MTV, and both mother (Katherine Waterston) and older brother (Lucas Hedges) still take Stevie (Sunny Suljic) for a child. In search of friends, a teenager joins a team of older hooligan skaters. In an effort to impress new senior comrades, Stevie commits a variety of follies. While he is gathering with his hip-hop friends proving to everyone that he is already old enough, the entertainment is no longer innocent and a carefree childhood gradually passes by.
The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Mid90s is the feature directorial debut of Hollywood actor Jonah Hill. In 2012 and 2014, he received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor for the films Moneyball and The Wolf of Wall Street. Then he starred in the films by Tarantino, Scorsese, The Coen Brothers and Gus Van Sant, but as Jonah Hill admits, he always dreamed of being on the other side of the camera. Minsk residents could enjoy the acting of Jonah Hill in the film Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot in summer within Listapad. Collection.
The lead role in the Mid90s was played by Sunny Suljic, known for the films The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Unspoken, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot. Sunny Suljic was the first kid to be auditioned and he got the part that day. At a press conference, Jonah noted that Sunny himself is an outstanding skateboarder, but in the film he has to portray that he is just beginning to master the skill.
In Jonah Hill's directorial debut also starred Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Steve Jobs, Inherent Vice) and Lucas Hedges (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Lady Bird, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). Lucas Hedges received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in in the film Manchester by the Sea and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Boy Erased.
The Canadian newspaper Globe and Mail called the film "an absolute masterpiece", Rolling Stone magazine called it "the hilarious and heartfelt movie", the Russian online magazine Meduza noted the Director's work: "Hill proved himself to be an excellent Director, telling the story of the hero growing up without adult supervision." "The 4:3 aspect ratio, the distinctive color correction, carefully selected symbols and characters of that time, nostalgic hits - it seems that the film really comes from the 90's," Kinoafisha writes.
The film Mid90s will be screened at the Raketa cinema from March 14 to 20 and to March 27 at the Falcon Club Cinema Boutique.