The English-language reimagining of the world of Sergio Corbucci’s cult 1966 spaghetti western “Django” is set to launch from the Rome Film Festival in October. The high–concept TV series, titled “Django,” will play in 2023 exclusively on Sky and its streaming service NOW in all countries where Sky operates, including the U.K., Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria. It will also air on Canal+ in France, Switzerland, Benelux and Africa. The Rome Film Festival runs from Oct. 13-23. The 10-episode “Django” show stars Matthias Schoenaerts as the iconic gunman who is the title character, alongside Nicholas Pinnock as John Ellis, described as the “visionary founder” of the town of New Babylon. Lisa Vicari plays Django’s daughter Sarah and Noomi Rapace has the adversarial role of John’s powerful and ruthless enemy Elizabeth Thurman. The first four episodes are directed by Francesca Comencini who also handled the show’s overall artistic supervision. The remaining six episodes are directed by David Evans and Enrico Maria Artale. Filming took place in Romania, between Racos, Bucharest and the Danube area. Here’s the teaser trailer and screencaptures.
The last pivotal update to bring Noomi Rapace Online up-to-date has been completed today. All remaining career videos from Noomi’s early screen credits to 2017’s Netflix blockbuster “Bright” have been re-uploaded and include trailers, featurettes, interviews, b-rolls and film clips. The clips can be browsed by using the career page. With this update completed, you can now find nearly 400 clips from Noomi’s work, talkshows and public appearances, podcasts, music videos and much more. Enjoy watching.
Swedish director Ruben Ostlund’s class warfare comedy “Triangle of Sadness” won the Palme d’Or on Saturday. The awards were selected by a nine-member jury headed by French actor Vincent Lindon and presented Saturday in a closing ceremony inside Cannes’ Grand Lumière Theater. The jury’s second prize, the Grand Prix, was shared between Lukas Dhont’s drama “Close” and French filmmaking legend Claire Denis’ “Stars at Noon.” Korean star Song Kang Ho was named best actor for Hirokazu Kore-eda’s film “Broker,” while Best actress went to Zar Amir Ebrahimi for her performance as a journalist in Ali Abbasi’s “Holy Spider.” Saturday’s closing ceremony brought to a close a Cannes that attempted to fully resuscitate the annual France extravaganza that was canceled in 2020 by the pandemic and saw modest crowds last year. As Noomi mentioned in an interview during the festival, she is now off to start shooting the Apple TV+ series “Constellation”.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – 75th Cannes Film Festival – Closing Ceremony
The Cannes Film Festival has entered its second week (it will run until Saturday) and Noomi has attended lots of additional events and screenings at the croisette. A list of all new albums can be found below. As part of the jury, Noomi is also interviewed on the festival’s official site, in which she gives us insight into her favorite films and performances.
The very first time I was in Cannes, I was very nervous, I was here because The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was out in the world and I came here. I was in this big black dress like a big armor. Then I went in Grand Théâtre Lumière, I sat down and I didn’t know what I was going to see. It was A Prophet. The movie just grabbed me and I felt so new born. When the lights came out, I cried so much that I was wet. I stood up and all the cast was standing behind me. Jacques Audiard is one of my favorite director, he was there with Tahar Rahim. It was such a powerful moment that I forgot about myself totally and I was like a mess. (Noomi Rapace, Cannes Film Festival, May 2022)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – 75th Cannes Film Festival – Women in Motion Awards
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – 75th Cannes Film Festival – “Holy Spider” Screening
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – 75th Cannes Film Festival – Vanity Fair x Louis Vuitton
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – 75th Cannes Film Festival – Chopard Trophy Photocall
Noomi Rapace is currently on jury duty at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Many pictures from the various photocalls, press conferences and premieres have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – 75th Cannes Film Festival – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – 75th Cannes Film Festival – Jury Dinner
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – 75th Cannes Film Festival – Jury Photocall
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – 75th Cannes Film Festival – Jury Press Conference
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – 75th Cannes Film Festival – Opening Night
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – 75th Cannes Film Festival – “Dammi” Screening
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – 75th Cannes Film Festival – Chopard Trophy Photocall
At long last, I’m happy to present you with Blu-Ray screencaptures of “Lamb”, which has been released in most territories on-demand and home video by now. If you haven’t seen it by now, make sure to grab your copy to witness not only one of the most fascinating films of the last years, but also one of Noomi’s very best performances so far. Besides the screencaptures from the film (spoilers ahead), I’ve also added the disc’s deleted scenes, making of and on-set pictures. Enjoy.
After what was rumored to be a long search, Thierry Fremaux has found his president for the 2022 Cannes Film Festival Jury. According to The Playlist, legendary French actor Vincent Lindon, who starred in last year’s Palme d’Or winner, “Titane,” will take the mantle following Spike Lee‘s reign last year. Lindon also won the Best Actor prize at the festival in 2015 for “The Measure of a Man.” Joining Lindon will be a slew of well-known international film figures who also happen to be members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (for those paying attention). Those members include director and actress Rebecca Hall (“Passing”), director Jeff Nichols (“Loving”), Norweigan director Joachim Trier (“The Worst Person in the World”) two-time Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi (“A Separation”), actress Noomi Rapace (“Prometheus”) and French director Ladj Ly (“Les Miserables”). Also on the jury are Indian actress Deepika Padukone and Italian actress, and director Jasmine Trinca (2017 winner of Best Actress in Un Certain Regard for “Fortunata”). Trinca will also be on hand for a special screening of her directorial debut, “Marcel!” In a statement from the Festival, Lindon remarked, “It is a great honor and source of pride to be entrusted, in the midst of the tumult of all the events we are going through in the world, with the splendid, weighty task of chairing the Jury of the 75th International Cannes Film Festival. With my Jury, we will strive to take the best possible care of the films of the future, all of which carry the same secret hope of courage, loyalty, and freedom, with a mission to move the greatest number of women and men by speaking to them of their common wounds and joys. Culture helps the human soul to rise and hope for tomorrow.” Lindon becomes the first French jury president since Isabelle Huppert in 2009. The 2022 Cannes Film Festival runs from May 17-28.
On Friday, Noomi Rapace was interviewed on the Swedish programme Nyhetsmorgon, promoting both the theatrical release of “Lamb” in Sweden and the global release of “Black Crab” on Netflix this Friday. Unfortunately, the video can only be watched within Sweden, so if you’re among the lucky ones, enjoy the interview. Edit: Noomi was also interviewed on today’s Kulturnyheterna. The clip can be found in the video archive with screencaptures being added to the photo gallery.
With director Adam Berg’s Black Crab arriving on Netflix March 18, Collider has exclusively premiered the first trailerfrom the Noomi Rapace film. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, the Swedish action thriller follows six soldiers sent on a covert mission to transport a mysterious package across a frozen archipelago without knowing what dangers lie ahead or who they can trust. The cast is stacked, alongside Rapace is Jakob Oftebro, Erik Enge, Dar Salim, Ardalan Esmaili, Aliette Opheim, and David Dencik. Malin Idevall and Mattias Montero are producing the film with Rapace, Christopher Granier-Deferre, Berg, Emil Wiklund, and Kim Magnusson serving as executive producers. Black Crab was written by Berg and Pelle Rådström and it’s based on the novel of the same name from Jerker Virdborg. The first look images show Rapace on the frozen archipelago with her team as they begin operation Black Crab, something she labels as a “suicide mission” in the trailer. And we continue to see a series of darker images showing the team planning to make their journey to transport a package across the archipelago to try and end this war that they’re in.
Goran Stolevski’s “You Won’t Be Alone” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival yesterday. Most of the well-known outlets have published their reviews, which are very positive, including a 5-star-review from The Guardian and being called “Among the Best Horror Debuts in Years” by IndieWire. Throughoutthose reviews, we learn more about the film’s story beyond the synopsis and about Noomi’s role,which is part of an ensemble and not the focal point, despite her being prominently featured in the advertisments. Here’s a collection of excerpts with links to the full reviews.
The Hollywood Reporter, John Defore (January 22, 2022)
Noomi Rapace is listed first in fest catalog credits and featured prominently in key art, but she’s just one of a few actors playing the role, and gets far from the most screen time. We meet the witch as an ordinary human infant, recently born to an angry woman in a 19th-century Macedonian village. The mother is visited by a frightening figure whose body is covered in scars — sometimes called a “wolf-eateress,” she is known in local lore as Old Maid Maria. She wants to take the baby.
Variety, Peter Debruge (January 22, 2022)
A veteran shorts director who brings years of experimentation and experience to his boldly unconventional feature debut, Stolevski has crafted a lyrical cinematic folktale. The language and setting are unfamiliar – a 19th-century Balkan village, where people speak in a half-forgotten local dialect – but there’s a clear narrative logic to it all, even if the first time through, audiences may as well accept they won’t get everything about the plot. For those who don’t mind a bit of a challenge, “You Won’t Be Alone” feels like what we might get if A24 commissioned an art-house horror movie from “The Tree of Life” director Terrence Malick. The film’s last act brings everything full circle in a way that should satisfy both horror and art-house audiences, but then the movie, like its protagonist, is never content to be just one thing.