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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2011: Gus Van Sant’s Restless

Admittedly, I’m pretending I haven’t seen the film’s trailer and pretending that I know nothing about Columbia Pictures snubbing the 2010 calendar or canceling the pegged January date. Based on the Black List script, lensed by the great Harris Savides and directed by Gus Van Sant (the Good Will Hunting not the Paranoid Park kind).

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#91. Restless

Director: Gus Van Sant
Writer(s): Jason Lew
Producers: Brian Grazer, Bryce Dallas Howard and Ron Howard
Distributor: Columbia Pictures

The Gist: This is about a teenage boy (Henry Hopper) and girl (Mia Wasikowska) who share a preoccupation with mortality. Schuyler Fisk will play Wasikowska’s sister while other new cast members include Chin Han playing a doctor treating the girl, Ryo Kase as the spirit of a World War II kamikaze pilot who regularly visits the boy and Jane Adams as the boy’s aunt.….(more)

Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Jane Adams, Schuyler Fisk, Henry Hopper and Ryo Kase

List Worthy Reasons…: Admittedly, I’m pretending I haven’t seen the film’s trailer and pretending that I know nothing about Columbia Pictures snubbing the 2010 calendar or canceling the pegged January date. Based on the Black List script, lensed by the great Harris Savides and directed by Gus Van Sant (the Good Will Hunting not the Paranoid Park kind).

Release Date/Status?This may end up switching to the SPC label and pushed back to a date in Cannes and following autumn release date that would suit the film much better that what was originally planned.

 
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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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