A pair of trailers recently debuted as Empire is the first on the scene with an international trailer for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Biutiful starring Javier Bardem. Biutiful debuted at Cannes this year and is still yet to be picked up by a domestic distributor, but it was one of my favorite films from this year’s festival. Certainly, like other Inarritu films it is still a downer, but the film beautifully bookends itself giving viewers more than depression to hold on to as they leave the theater. In my review from Cannes I opened with:
Bardem picked up the Best Actor prize at Cannes in a tie with Elio Germano from La Nostra Vita and I really think if this can find domestic distribution an Oscar nod is certainly in the cards.
Next is the trailer for Howl starring James Franco as Allen Ginsberg and focusing on the obscenity trial launched to censor Ginsberg’s groundbreaking book-length poem, “Howl.” I saw the film at the Seattle International Film Festival and quite enjoyed it. I ended my review saying:
Howl has been picked up by Oscilloscope Laboratories, which will release the film on September 24 in limited venues. Check out the trailer below.