Τετάρτη, 1 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

Robert Lantos: A Meta Narrative, Abridged



In 1972, when he was still a student at McGill University, Robert Lantos co-founded the company that grew into Alliance Communications Corporation, which for 25 years was Canada's largest film and television production / distribution company and a leading specialty broadcaster. He was Alliance's Chairman and CEO and took the company public in 1993, selling his controlling interest in 1998. Lantos has produced 40 feature films. His credits include the Golden Globe Winner and Academy Award nominated Barney's Version, Golden Globe nominated and Academy Award nominated Eastern Promises. Fugitive Pieces, Winner Best Actor at the Rome Film Festival and Winner of the Audience Award at the Sydney Film Festival. Golden Globe nominated and Academy Award nominated Being Julia, Golden Globe nominated Sunshine, the Cannes Grand Prix winner and Academy Award nominated The Sweet Hereafter; Berlin Silver Bear winner eXistenZ, Cannes Ecumenical Prize winner 'Adoration', Cannes Special Jury Prize winner Crash, Cannes International Critics Prize winner Exotica, Genie Award winners, Where the Truth Lies, Black Robe, and In Praise of Older Women and Canadian domestic box office phenomenon Men With Brooms. Another five of his films have been a part of the Cannes Official Selection: Night Magic (1985), Joshua Then and Now (1985, In Competition), Felicia’s Journey (1999, In Competition), Stardom (2000, Closing Night), Ararat (2002), Where The Truth Lies (2005, In Competition).

In this short collage-like documentary that celebrates Robert Lantos’ career - memory, dream and story collide in a flickering state of imagination. Scenes from Lantos’ landmark films are playfully re-purposed to underscore a few of the key moments that have motivated him to be a producer.

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