Viggo Mortensen

JAUJA – mythological road-movie

2015-02-06 // 0 Comments

JAUJA *) takes us on a trip through cinema history (it adopts the classical format 4:3 with as much as rounded corners), through brutal colonialism (it places Patagonian indigens against European conquerors) and through mythology. It does pay off to bear with the films slow pace and the uncomfortable feeling that something is amiss – director Lisandro Alonso does [...]

Exclusive interview with Viggo Mortensen

2015-02-01 // 2 Comments

ristrettoTV: Viggo, you are quite the renaissance man – music, poetry, painting, 5 languages, a publicist and photographer .. oh, yes, and you do some acting and producing, too – I wonder: how do you gather and keep your energy? Viggo Mortensen: It is getting more difficult to find the physical energy and mental focus [...]

THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY – a thriller, flawless and beautiful

2014-11-08 // 0 Comments

Yes, Viggo Mortensen stars in THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY as well-to-do American tourist Chester MacFarland, so do Kirsten Dunst as his wife Colette and Oscar Isaac as charming and mischievous tourist guide Rydal (who sees Chester as a father figure and lusts after his wife) – but the real star in this directorial début of [...]

Tribute to Viggo Mortensen

2014-11-02 // 0 Comments

Finally a film festival celebrates one of the greatest actors of our time who just won’t fit any mould: Vienna International Film Festival awards a Tribute section to Viggo Mortensen, screening 7 films until Nov6 2014 with the American/Danish artist in them: THE INDIAN RUNNER (Sean Penn, 1991), A WALK ON THE MOON (Tony Goldwyn, 1998), [...]

EASTERN PROMISES starring Viggo Mortensen

2014-10-28 // 1 Comment

I should have watched EASTERN PROMISES before I saw THE EQUALIZER – I might have drawn some parallels and I might have reduced THE EQUALIZER to a brilliantly photographed “me-too”. Why, Viggo Mortensen fighting two armed thugs au naturel is so much more exciting than what Denzel Washington can do with a corkscrew. Earnestly, while THE EQUALIZER is [...]

Film ab! – Filmvorführer bei Festivals

2014-10-27 // 0 Comments

Filmvorführer reisen von Festival zu Festival – zumindest wenn sie so vielseitig und erfahren sind wie “film techniek”-Mitarbeiter Daniel Kundi, der noch bis zum 6. November 2014 bei der Viennale “auflegt”. Diesen Einblick gab er uns vor der Vorführung von A WALK ON THE MOON mit Viggo Mortensen. Nach der Viennale geht’s für Daniel nach [...]

SFF: Meet the Stars via Skype

2012-11-08 // 0 Comments

Stockholm’s Filmfestival has found a way to have celebs talk to the public face to face – via Skype. Here’s a photo of Viggo Mortensen who attended last year … genius, I say 🙂 SFF 2011 – Photo: Carla Orrego Veliz Programme for today VISNINGAR MED FACE2FACE 18.00 – The Legend of Kaspar Hauser, Davide Manuli, [...]