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Jul 31 16 11:15 AM
Today, eminent film director Wim Wenders („Paris, Texas“; „Buena Vista Social Club“, „Pina“) has arrived on the Faroe Islands, together with his wife Donata Wenders and crew. For four days, Wim Wenders will be working on his film „Submergence“. „We are filming in Saksun and Gásadalur“, he told me. Familiar faces: I know him and photographer Donata Wenders from my former work as a columnist in Berlin.
The locations, Wenders has inspected and chosen himself. The award-winning filmmaker, author and photographer actually also wanted Mykines to be one of the shooting locations. But this will probably not work out, Wenders said, for time reasons, and because of ever-changing weather conditions. „Submergence“ is a romantic thriller which stars James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander. The Oscar-winning actress will join the shooting on the Faroe Islands.
Aug 6 16 11:21 AM
African Artists’ Association member Hakeemshady Mohamed will be featured in Submergence,
a new romantic thriller directed by Wim Wenders which stars James
McAvoy and Academy Award Winner Alicia Vikander. Born in war-torn
Somalia, Mohamed made his way to the US and started pursuing acting,
booking roles on films like Default with David Oyelowo and WebGirl. Submergence
was filmed in France, Germany, Spain and East Africa and completed
principal photography last month. The film will be released in 2017.
We caught up with Mohamed recently to chat about his experience working on the film.
What is Submergence about?
It’s about a British man who is held captive by Jihadist fighters on the
eastern coast of Africa. Almost simultaneously and thousands of miles
away on the Greenland Sea, a beautiful woman is getting ready to dive in
a submersive to the ocean floor. In their respective encloses these two
characters start to reminisce about their first encounter which led to a
very passionate and lasting romance.
How did you get the job?
I actually auditioned for it. My manager told me about this very
interesting project he submitted me for. He asked me to put myself on
tape. After reading the sides and preparing for this role, I felt
extremely connected to the character. We e-mailed my audition tape to
the casting director who is based in London. Win Wanders, the director,
really liked my read and choices as an actor. He requested a Skype
interview. It went really well, to say the least. I truly enjoyed
talking to him about not only this specific project, but about life in
general. We have so much in common! Mr. Wanders offered me the part, and
I accepted it with a lot of humility. Needless to say, I felt and I
still feel extremely humbled and grateful for such a gift.
What attracted you to the story?
I fell in love with this project as soon as I read the script. I
actually love the writing! This story takes you on a totally different
journey. It is an incredible love story that defies tragedy, obstacles,
and trials and tribulations.
What were you most excited about with the project?
I was truly excited about the character of Amir Yusuf for many reasons.
First and foremost, I felt like this was the most challenging character I
have had to bring to life. Despite what most people might think, this
is a big role. Win Wanders and everyone involved made me feel extremely
comfortable and valued. I simply loved working with him; what a
wonderful director and a great man.
Also, I had to travel to Spain for ten days to shoot all of my
scenes. It was such an incredible experience. I simply love Madrid.
Last but not least, I had the honor and privilege of working opposite
James McAvoy. James is an amazing actor! He was so professional, kind,
and generous. I’ve learned a great deal from working with him, and the
rest of our talented cast and crew. I am forever indebted and thankful
for this unique opportunity. I feel so blessed and I look forward to
more opportunities to come.
Keep up with Hakeemshady Mohamed by following him on Facebook and Twitter.
Some photos from his facebookpage - https://www.facebook.com/Actorhakeemshady/
Shooting film with director Wim Wenders and James McAvoy in Spain - July 11
July 15 - Previously posted by Island but gives more context now.
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13 March, 2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow
Screen investigates which films from around the world could launch on the Croisette, including on opening night.
With just over a month to go before the line-up for this year’s Cannes Film Festival is unveiled in Paris, Croisette predictions and wish lists are hitting the web thick and fast.
Screen’s network of correspondents and contributors around the world have been putting out feelers to get a sense of what might or might not make it to the Palais du Cinéma or one of the parallel sections.
Just like the Oscars, this year’s festival is likely to unfold amid a politically-charged atmosphere. Beyond Trump and the rise of populism across the globe, France will be digesting the result of its own presidential election on May 7. Against this background, the festival will be feting its 70th edition.
Below, Screen reveals which titles might - and might not - be in the running for a place at the world’s most prestigious film festival (scroll to end for opening film possibilities).
Palme d’Or winner Wim Wenders could return to Competition for the first time since 2008 with deep sea diving, kidnap thriller Submergence, starring James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander, and perhaps Fatih Akin’s In The Fade will make an appearance on the Croisette.
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San Sebastián, 13 mar (EFE).- The German filmmaker Wim Wenders has witnessed this morning at the headquarters that the Basque Symphony Orchestra has in San Sebastian the recording of the soundtrack of his last film "Immersion", which is already In the last phase of work.
The score is the work of the recent winner of a Goya Fernando Velázquez, who has wanted to rejoin the OSE for the recording of this soundtrack, the Basque music group reported in a statement. In fact, Velázquez also recorded with the Basque orchestra other soundtracks such as "A monster comes to see me" by JA Bayona.
Wim Wnders (Dusseldorf, 1945) wanted to be present today in the recording process and to share with Fernando Velázquez and the Euskadi Symphony Orchestra the construction of the soundtrack of "Immersion", a German, French and Spanish production, His 65th movie. The three-time Oscar nominee and three-time European Film Award winner for "Sky on Berlin" (1987), "Pina" (2011) and "Buena Vista Social Club" (1999) return to The halls with this new project, after regaining recognition with "La sal de la tierra" (2014).
The filming of "Immersion", starring James MacAvoy and Alicia Vikander, landed in Madrid and Toledo last summer after starting in Berlin and before concluding in Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa, after passing through different locations in France.
The film, adapted from the novel by JM Ledgard, recreates a love story between a hydraulic engineer who is in Somalia and ends up kidnapped by jihadists and an oceanographer working in the depths of the Sea of Greenland. EFE EFEhttps://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.lavanguardia.com/vida/20170313/42853878738/wim-wenders-acude-en-san-sebastian-a-la-grabacion-de-la-musica-de-inmersion.html&prev=search
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Director: Wim Wenders
Cast: Alicia Vikander, James McAvoy, Charlotte RamplingWHY IT MIGHT GET IN: Legendary German director Wenders
has had more success in the documentary space lately — both “Pina” and
“The Salt of the Earth” landed him Oscar nominations — while his last
narrative effort, “Every Thing Will Be Fine,” was a dud at the Berlin
International Film Festival. This latest drama, the story of an
Englishman captured by jihadist fighters and a woman exploring the ocean
floor, skipped the February Berlin slot — and would make sense at
Cannes if it’s strong enough. It’s been years since Wenders made a great
narrative feature, but both McAvoy and Vikander have been churning out
fine work lately, and this one may very well an ideal opportunity for a
great filmmaker to return to form. -EK
Line up announced April 13
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A Wenders sandwich in Berlin! Cool seeing Wim & Donata today, #submergence is looking incredible... there I said it.
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