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American Pastoral Rome Photocall & Premiere

American Pastoral Rome Photocall & Premiere

Last week, Ewan and co-star Jennifer Connelly attended the Rome Premiere of American Pastoral, photos are below.




American Pastoral Premieres in Zurich & Hamburg Film Festival

American Pastoral Premieres in Zurich & Hamburg Film Festival

On September, Ewan attended the premiere of American Pastoral at the Zurich Film Festival and Hamburg Film Festival, here are photos.






Ewan McGregor Describes the ‘Thrilling’ Experience of Making His Directorial Debut on ‘American Pastoral’

“American Pastoral” is “the kind of movie that we don’t get a chance to make so much anymore,” said director and star Ewan McGregor at the Toronto Film Festival. McGregor joined stars Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Connelly and Uzo Aduba to talk the experience of making his directorial debut. | Variety Studio presented by Airbnb

Toronto International Film Festival: American Pastoral Premiere & After Party

Toronto International Film Festival: American Pastoral Premiere & After Party

On Friday, Ewan attended the premiere for American Pastoral at the Toronto International Film Festival, here are pictures from the Premiere, the After Party and a couple of videos below.



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Ewan McGregor & Cast on His Directorial Debut in ‘American Pastoral’ (Video)

An interview from The Hollywood Reporter where Ewan McGregor and the cast talk about American Pastoral:



Toronto International Film Festival: Master Class (Video)

Ewan talks about his directorial debut: American Pastoral at the Toronto International Film Festival: Master Class

Toronto International Film Festival: Americal Pastoral Press Conference (Video + Photos)

Toronto International Film Festival: Americal Pastoral Press Conference (Video + Photos)

Earlier on Saturday, Ewan and the cast of American Pastoral attended a Press Conference for the movie at the Toronto International Film Festival, here are the video and pictures:



Ewan McGregor talks American Pastoral at TIFF

Tonight is the premiere of American Pastoral at the Toronto International Film Festival and here’s a quick interview with Ewan about the movie:

First image of Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast

Ewan’s voicing Lumiere in the Live Action version of the upcoming Beauty and the Beast. Here’s the first image of Lumiere and Cogsworth:



Directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, and Stanley Tucci, Beauty and the Beast is set for release on March 17, 2017.

American Pastoral to premiere at TIFF

Ewan McGregor’s direction debut will be presented at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

The movie is set for showing on Friday, September 9th, Saturday, September 10th and Thursday, September 15th.

Via TIFF Website:

Ewan McGregor makes his directing debut and stars alongside Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning in this ambitious adaptation of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, about a “perfect” American family that is torn apart by the social and political upheavals of the 1960s.

Based on Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, Ewan McGregor’s feature directorial debut transports us to a time of great upheaval and its lacerating effect on a seemingly ideal American family. With McGregor in the role of Seymour “Swede” Levov and a powerhouse cast that includes Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly, David Strathairn, Dakota Fanning, Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black), and Molly Parker (also appearing at the Festival in Weirdos), American Pastoral conjures a cataclysmic clash of perspectives.

The film’s elegant framing device introduces Seymour’s former classmate, and Roth’s inveterate alter ego, Nathan Zuckerman (Strathairn). At a high-school reunion, Zuckerman catches up with Seymour’s brother, Jerry (Rupert Evans), and discovers the remarkable tale of his old friend. A successful businessman with a happy family, Seymour’s life begins to slide off the rails when his teenaged daughter, Merry (Fanning, who also appears at this year’s Festival in Brimstone), becomes radicalized in reaction to the war in Vietnam. Soon she rejects her family’s comfortable existence for a secret life of violent protest.

Through a combination of Jerry’s disclosures and Zuckerman’s own recollections of his fleeting encounters with Seymour, a complex portrait is gradually constructed, one that speaks to the experience of not simply one man, but rather of an entire generation struggling to comprehend the dissolution of a dream.

McGregor and screenwriter John Romano (The Lincoln Lawyer) vividly recreate an era of trauma and transformation, from the tumult of ’68 through to the outrage over Watergate. As Seymour, McGregor becomes a living container for that trauma, a man for whom the collapse of a value system manifests as a fatal sickness.

Arriving as the world grapples with a new period of chaos, American Pastoral offers a bold vision of history that doubles as a mirror to the present.

Here’s the trailer:

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